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TO BE DEPUTED
An Army of Busy Work
men in the Mechanics'
SPACE IS IN DEMAND.
Exhibitors Are Rushing to Be
All in Readiness for
GEMS IN THE AET GALLERY.
The Names of the Intending Exhib
itors Recorded Up to Yesterday
Inc'usive — A Big Show.
A week aeo the interior of the Me
chanics' Pavilion was a barren space with
here and there an industrious individual
wielding a paint brush touching up dark
places and a few were designating by chalk
marks on the floor the spaces to be occu
pied by the many exhibitors.
Yesterday a number of booths were up,
carpenters andupholsterers were busy in
every section of the building and the fair
was in a state of advancement the like
of which was never known before at the
same time prior to the opening day.
All the available space has been bespoken
and there is a demand for more. To those
who called yesterday and announced that
they wished to show California products
Mr. Gilmore, the superintendent, said:
"We will take your application, but your
only chance is that some one who has al
ready secured a space will draw out."
There will be a magnificent display of
mirrors by the Fuller Company, Fishbeck
& GloDtz have men at work: putting up
a palace of California soap which will
- surpass any heretofore shown. The floor
will be in imitation of tiles made in soap.
The Egyptian booth in which there will be
a very large display of California made
poods will be one of the most striking ever
seen in the Pavilion. Tie San Francisco
Call will have a line display on the ground
floor near the bandstand and in the art
gallery there will be a fine exhibit of draw
ings from the art department of the paper.
To-day the elevator will be put in oper
ation, and it will be used to carry material
to the gallery floor, and that being done
work in the upper floor will commence.
Henry Raschen, who will have charge
of the art gallery, stated yesterday that
there will be exhibits of paintings, water
colors and charcoal etchings, and that
every artist will be represented. There
will also be a good loan collection. Tbe
classification of pictures, good, bad and
indifferent, will be left to the judgment of
a committee of three of their own selec
tion. These three will say which pictures
will be placed in the room allotted to the
best work, and the artists themselves will
have something to say. how their pictures
shall be hun^. E. J. Keller, a local car
■ toonist, has just finished a very striking
three-sheet poster sketch to announce the
The following is a list of the intending
exhibitors whose names were on the space
list yesterday afternoon, Quite a number
are from different parts of the State, and
many will have more than one exhibit:
A. Schilling A sons— Gas engines.
W. S. Lewis & Co.— Asbestos.
Hochvern-Swaic Manufacturing Company—
I, 8. Van winkle— Engines, mining machinery,
Union Iron Works— Model of workshops, war
ships, dynamo, mill and concentrator.
Klsdon Iron Works— Boiler, mills and concen
Weston Manufacturing Card Basket Company—
Water-heater and baskets.
American Type Foundry— Presses; material and
C. H. Evans & Co.— Deep well pumps.
C. F. Krogh— Minln? pnmrs.
F. Walker—^ewer-flushing tank. .
A. B. Sanford— Pomp for pumping mud.
J. A. Cosby— Die, stamp and check catting.
George dimming & Co.— Por;»bie forges.
J. Hendy— Mining machinery, etc. ■ ■
K. Q. Denni-uon— Mining plate*.
A . Van dcr Niiiilen's school— Models, etc.
Midas Gold-saving Machine Company — Amal
gamator and concentrator.
itix Company— Compressed air machinery.
A. a Hallldie— It* finery in operation.
Fulton Kngiue Works— Mining machinery.
Victor Company— Amalgamator.
F. A. Huiitiiu'.on— Mining machinery.
Georjre K. Wtodbur.v— Mining machinery.
Ellis Company— Concentrator.
Dyer Bros.— Fire-escape system, fancy Iron
worse. • ■
B. E. Henricksen— Bridge for lire hose. .
U. W. Kneass— lionts, row and pleasure.
Adson Dlxon— Model of ship.
O. M. Towle— Model of boat.
.'. B. Rasch— Rue loom.
M. O'Brien — Grain-roller mill, p»a-sheller, etc.
Baker & Hamilton— and agricultural
California Company— Stump-puller.
J. P. Howe <£ >on — Model of plow.
Needle Company— Grain separator.
Felix More— Plow.
Judson Company— Nails, tacks and model of
Lea Angeles Company— Sheet-iron, galvanized
bud corrugated iron.
W. F. Harmon— Bed springs.
lnckey & Key-retainer.
California, Wire Cloth Company— Wire doth.
Washbnrn Company— cloth, netting rope
Pacific Company— Axie. .
J. Graham— stoves and ranges.
K. Shannon— Perfection window screen.
K. \V. Gress— Dust pans.
iloge E. Robinson— Coffee-pot.
Cyclop Works— ice-machine and cold storage,
K. MHrmede— Shades and curtain poles.
Pacific Saw Company— Saws," knives, etc.
P. Kelly Jr.— Bath tubs.
schusler Bros. — Beer governors, etc.
Kapid Filter Company— Filterers.
A. J. Talt— Filterers.
Thomns Furlonsr — Laundry trays.
Inyo Marble Company— Marble all forms.
J. F. Kessler— Onyx mantels, etc. j
W. S. Lewis— Asbestos fireproof material.
Warren & Maddock— Asbestos fireproof ma
terial. '-■■ •
L. Campodonleo— Mosaic pavement.
Stockton Terra Cotta Works— Art pottery.
t Elliott & Farrell— Art brick wort
Fred Jurgevltz— Ornamentations.
California Art Glass Company— Art glass, etc. .
George F. Atkinson— Wood novelties.
C. H. Burr— Weatherstrips. • -
Carl F. Haas— Wood and ivory turning.
St. Germain Billiard Company— Bar fixtures,
W. P. Fuller— Paints and oils.
Mrs. H. Wlnshlp— Chiffoniere, quilts, etc. .
Charles Hallmond— lnlaid tables.
diaries Williams— Grill work.
c M. Plum— Furniture.
C. P. Hen ranger— shells, etc.
Reid & Patterns and models.
A. Bruenn— Pianos.
Yosemile Cycle Company— Bicycles.
Whitney Express Company- wagons.
T. S. Clark <fe Co.— Wire mattresses.
T. M. — Automatic swinging cot.
A. Jungbiut— Billiards.
Buchanan Bros.— Brushes, etc. :
Zan Bros.— Brooms and whisks.
i ulda Bros.— delf-tUhtenlnjr tank. .
Dairymen's Union— Butter, cheese, etc.
D. Woerner— Cooperage. -- - ;•
Cook Belting company— Belting, lacing, etc
a P. Degan— Knbber belting.
Goldberg & Twi-efiie— Manufacturing of shoes.
F. K. Cook— leather belting. .
Bowers Knbber Company— Rubber ware.
Mr ten & Ge&hardt-caif and kip skins.
Main A Winchester— Harness and saddlery.
J.TJtscbig— Shoes. V . . .
s^febe Company— Shoes. - . ■• -■ --•"•- -■'<:-
San Francisco Last company— Shoe lasts.
Kullman, Salz 4. Co.— Sole and harness leather.
W. F. Vanbergen— Sole and harness leather and
•lock leather. .'• ■•
H. S. s-imnlons— Rubber stamps.
J. Lund— Shoe exhibit, - ..
Berwln & Gassner— Sealskins and furs.
Tubbs Cordoge Company— Hope.
WlilHmiHte Pulp Company— >cws paper.
Seville & Co.— Fish nets.
J. Korper— Furs.
I). Eisner— Furs. ■ •« ■"."•;.:■•■
F. Marx & i o— Furs.
Carlson-Currier Company— Spool silk.
California Cotton-mills— Manufactured duck, etc.
Golden Gate Woolen Company-Woolen goods.
Poster Knitting Company— Underwear.
Brown Bros.— Woolen goods.
Eagleson <fc Shirts, etc.
C. Herrmann— Hats and caps.
K. A. Lindstrum— Hats and caps.
Mrs. E. D. Laurance— I'resscutllng, ferns, etc
Alma K. Bonnets and millinery.
H. Beltle— Ladles' tailor gowns.
Charles Fisher— Leggtns.
lan. M. Goodsnall— Shoestring fastener.
Heald's College— Specimens of penmanship.
H. yon Sohnen— Electric novelties.
Pacific Electric Works— apparatus.
Edison Light and Power Company—Electnc
light display. .. ■
C. R. Frazer— Switchboard, etc
Lcitz Company— Scientific instruments.
J. C. Tala— Scientific instruments.
F. T. Keller— goods.
Chicago Company— Artificial limbs.
H. D. Young— Dental work.
S. Sonnenfeld— Lapidary work. r ,
Katie Breen— Jewelry and spectacles.
.Burnett Bros.— Maps, blue prints, etc.
i Mysell & Rollins— Prlntlne material.
L. Roesch— Label and poster printing.
W. N. Brunt— rrinted cards, badges, etc.
Golden Press Company— Papers, photos, etc
H. S. Crocker-Bookbinding, lithographing.
Valleau & Peterson— Priming.
A. M. Robertson— Art engraving.
Ban Francisco Call— Newspaper display.
O. l.ivermore— Applied art.
Poll <fc Ferrara— Art and carving, etc
Helen Arding— Plaques.
Mrs. Bankheafl— Sora pillows.
Mrs. H. Wlnshlp— Fancy work.
Mrs. E. Vestry— Skeleton leaves, etc.
Nellie Holbrook Bilnn— China, needlework, etc.
Perley & — Keramlc art.
Emma L..Kobertj— China.
P. Graulongion— Modeling In clay.
J. A. Hecht— Shorthand system.
Mrs. K. M. Ball— Exhibits from public schools.
Mrs. L. Hiokok— Tapestry picture,
F. H. Bushnell— Photographs.
T. C. Marceau— Photographs.
Miss B. Krauenholz— photographs.
J. Fowzer— Photosraphs.
standard Soap company— Soap. •
Mutual Company lnks, etc.
Tiilmann & Bendel— California produce.
California Glue Works— Olue of all kinds.
Grathnell— Paints for roofing, etc.
Fishbeck & . lootz— Soap.
W. Lambert— Axle grease.
Bibo, .Newman & Co.— Flavoring extracts.
J. Harshman — Borax, etc
P. Itelger— Perfumery.
Veronic-i Mineral Company— Mineral water.
Boardman. Keeue & Co.— Perfumery.
I'arafllne Paint Company— Hoofing paint, etc ..
W. 1-. Fuller— Paints and oils.
Santa Barbara Company— Mineral water.
Mill Valley Company— Mineral deposit for baths.
B. H. Butcher & Co.— Liquid stone paint.
C. Wilson— Wallpaper.
Robinson Chemical Company— Harness dressing.
Newton Bros. — Gum. , ]
G. A. Herzog— Graining for natural work.
Waller Bros.— Sachet powder.
Lytton .-iprinzs— Mineral water.
A. Marchand— Gold paint.
H. J. Frost— for cleaning carpets.
W. J. O'Neill— and mineral waters.
W. O. Allen— Glove cleaning, etc
Union Fish Company— Dried fish.
American Milk Company— Condensed milk.
American Biscuit Company— Crackers, etc.
C. S. Laumeister— Mill products.
standard Biscuit Company— Crackers, cakes and
Western Meat Company—
Pacific Coast Syrup Company— Syrups.
F. Becker— Rusks. .
■ Stockton Milling Company— and mill prod
■ J. H. Spoher— Breakfast food.
A. B. Demlng— Wheat, meal, etc ■- ' *
Johnson-Locke Company — Product Sperry mills.
C. R. Spllvalo Company— Macaroni, vermicelli,
Chino Beet sugar Company— Sugar,
i L. U. Sresovich— Desiccated cocoauut.
Our Mother Milling Company— manufac
tured in Oakland.
Hillman Bros.— Wines, liquors, etc
Italian-Swiss Colony— Wines, brandies, etc
H. Hubert Company — Wines, liquors, etc
Gundlach-Bunaschu Company — Wines, brandies,
Wetmore-Bowen Company— Wines.
Coope it Plppy — Wines, brandies, champagnes.
California Juice Company— Grape Juice.
Consumers' Company— Vinegar and yeast.
Fredericksburg Bottling Company— Bottled beer.
.National Brewing Company— Bottled beer.
M. J. Sheellne— Rubber.
American Fish Company— fish on ice.
Manufacturers' and Producers' Association—Cali
fornia literature. .
Plllsbury Coal Company— Coal. ■ •
Oakland Preserving Company— Preserves.
Plehsanton Hop Company— Hops.
J. Loeffler— Pickles, sauces and vinegar.
Jones it Kennell— Photographs.
George Breck— Anlmatoicope.
M. Goldstein— Monopress.
Secretary Cumming will move his office
to the Pavilion to-morrow.
SECOND MATE BLAMED,
Captain Johnson Shifts the Re
sponsibility for the Point
Lookout Andersen Reported Land
Ahead, but the Mate Said It
Supervising Inspector Bermingham was
engaged yesterday in hearing testimony
relative to the grounding of the coasting
steamer Point Arena off Point Reyes on
the night of August 10. The vessel was
only on the rocks about five minutes when
it succeeded in backing off into deep
water. It however sustained considerable
damage in that brief period, which its
owners estimate at something less than
Captain A. Johnson, master of the ves
sel, testified that he did not hear the
Point Reyes fog signal, as a current had
carried him in behind the point. He was
not on deck at the time of the catastrophe,
the second mate, Charles Wickman, hav
ing relieved him. He said he started to go
on deck about 9 o'clock at night, when he
felt a jar and realized that the vessel had
struck. He rusbed on the bridge, where
he met Wickman. He then realized by
Wlckman's manner and by his breath that
he had been drinking.
Wickman was called and denied that he
had been drinking that day, but admitted
that he had once been discharged by Cap
taii> Johnson for drunkenness. He said it
was very dark and foggy that night. About
9 o'clock he saw something dark ahead
which the lookout said was land. He told
the lookout it couldn't be land. A minute
after he shouted to the caDtain that he
guessed there was land ahead. Then came
i'eter Andersen, the lookout, testified
that he reported land ahead about 9 o'clock,
but he was not sure whether Wickman
said, "Oh, , that'sfog." A minute after
ward they struck the rocks. He said he
noticed no sign of Wickman having been
Charles Peterson, who was at the wheel,
testified that he had steered the course
the mate cave him, which was the usual
course at the point where they believed
themselves to be. He did not notice any
signs of Wickman being under the influ
ence of liquor.
hi answer to a question Captain John
son said be had taken no sounding since
7:30 in the morning.
The inspector annonnced that owing to
a rusb of business be would not be able to
render a decision on the case for two
Andrew Sorrengon Arrested for Ob-
structing the Sidewalk.
Andrew Sorrenson, a real estate agent,
was talking politics at the corner of Eddy
and Powell streets about 7 o'clock last
night, and a crowd gathered around him.
Policeman M. F. Joy asked Sorrenson to
move ou as he was obstructing the Bide
"I am only talking politics with my
friend," replied Sorrenson.
"Well, you are attracting a crowd and
obstructing the sidewalk, so move on,"
"All right," said Sorrenscn.
Sorrenson did not Keep bis word, and
began to talk again, when Joy placed him
under arrest and sent him to the City
Prison, where he was booked on the charge
of obstructing the street. He gave $5 cash
bail and was released from custody.
Warning to the Public.
Diphtheria is now prevailing, and in
most cases is caused by germs in impure
drinking water. You can prevent this
disease from entering your homes by rent
ing a Pasteur Germ-proof Water-filter for
$1 per month. Put up on thirty days'
trial free of cost. The public invited" to
see these niters now on exhibition.
Charles Brown & Son, sole agents, 807
Market street, Flood buiiaing.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 1896.
CHUN MAN DOES
Though a Price of $1000
Is Upon His
HIS SHIRT OF MAIL
To Protect Him From the As
sassins of the Tailors'
ATTEMPT TO BURN HIM OUT.
Tale of a Brave Manufacturer, Whom
His Lawless Countrymen
In this enlightened age and country,
leaving the slack times out of the ques
tion, ?1000 in gold seems to be an almost
incredible price to put upon the head of
Chnn Man. the Chinese Clothing Manufacturer Upon Whose Head Some of His
Enterprising Countrymen Have Placed a Price of $1000.
a humble Chinese tailor. Such, though,
is the fact, as developed in the sequel, to
the firebug story in last Monday's Call.
Kum Yee Hong, the Chinese Tailors'
Union of Brenham place, haa posted
notices in the public streets and alleys of
Chinatown, offering to pay a reward of
$iOOO to any enterprising highbinder who
will take the life of Chun Man. He is a
manufacturer of clothing, who has in
curred the wrath of his countrymen by
equipping his factory with modern Ameri
can sewing machines, thus infringing
upon a time-honored Chinese custom,
which holds that each journeyman tailor
should own and control his own machine.
Chan Man thought that he could do
a bigger business and make money faster
by adopting American methods, and, in
consequence, the union now earnestly
| desires his extermination, and, as has been
stated, is willing to pay a liberal price for
it. In the meantime the brave manufac
turer, conscious of his own advanced ideas,
walks defiantly around Chinatown, bis
| breast protected by a chain shirt of mail,
given him by an American merchant in
token of his bravery. The Chinese do not
attach much sanctity to human Jife, es
-1 pecially among themselves, but the $1000
reward offered for the head of Chan Man
is conclusive proof of the hatred they bear
him, as well as of the latent barbarity
lurking in the nature of the Mongolian
Two years ago Chun Man had aclothing
factory at 408 Sacramento street, but now
he is located at 509)£ Washington street.
He has here some seventy sewing-ma
chines, operated by electricity, the intro
duction of which originally aroused the
wrath of his countrymen. They have pat
a price, and a liberal price, upon bis head,
but not satisfied with this action, they are
also trying industriously to burn down his
factory, and if they cannot kill him, thus
drive him out of the clothing manufactur
"I notified Kura Yee Hong (the tailors'
union) of my intention to use electricity
before I ordered my machines," said Chum
Man, "and was told that it would be all
right. At that time electricity was in a
factory at 828 Dupont street and another
at 631 Pacific street.
"When the machines arrived from
New York the union tried to prevent me
from setting them up and forbade any of
their men to work for me. If they did
they were assured that something dread
ful would happen to them. I said I would
return the machinery if the union would
pay me back my $200 deposit and the cost
of transportation. .President Wong Hurt
declined to compromise upon these terms
and I then appealed my case to the Chi
nese Six Companies.
"They told me I was in a legitimate
business, to go on and they would protect
me. The Chinese Consul, j"eung, also said
that in the event of any trouble my inter-'
ests wouid be looked* after by the Wy
Lung, a society for the prevention of
crime. A few days later the detectives of
the companies came to me at my place of
business and warned me not to come into
Chinatown, as notices Had been posted
offering $1000 reward to anybody who
would kill me.
"This notice emanated from the union
and has not since been recalled. An
American merchant on Battery street
gave me a chain shirt of mail and I went
on with my business as usual. I did not
stay out of Chinatown.
"In last January or February a high
binder took a contract to kill me for $1100
within three days. He was subsequently
arrested and deported to China and I am
still alive. It had been my habit to em
ploy in my factory only union men, but a
short time ago I decided to employ non
union men as well. This intensified the
hatred the union has against me and now
the plan is to burn my factory.
"Cho On, an ex-member of the union,
was taken on by Wo Kee. The union
had him arrested. He was bailed out by
his employer. He was rearrestea and I
and Wo Kee went on his bail. This is
another incident that tells against me in
the estimation of the union and explains
why my life is held at such a high value
and why the destruction of my factory
is so earnestly desired.
"Outside of the uniou I've riot an enemy
in all Chinatown. The threats against
my life have been reported to the police
and the attempt to burn my factory to
the Fire Marshal. I am not afraid and
stiall go on with my business, just as
though nothing had happened."
Hearing of the Injunction' Proceedings
Delayed Until Thursday J' ..'" V
The case of i George R. Fletcher against
the i Board of Supervisors was called in
Judge * Daineerh'eld's court yesterday at
10 o'clock a. M., when the injunction and
writs' of review and prohibition in regard
to the Geary-street railroad franchise
were returnable. V ' ' . _
i For a time it looked as though the prose
cution had abandoned the case, for no one
appeared to argue the case in that inter
est. Attorney Van ■■'.. Duzer, however,
agreed to inform the. plaintiff's lawyers, so
the matter went over until 2 o'clock. -At
that time the attorneys for -the petitioner
were still absent. Despite the protest of
Dr. Saltield of the. Richmond Improve
ment Club Attorney W. I. Brobeek of the
City and County Attorney's office, repre
senting the Supervisors, started to argue
the demurrers entered to the complaint
by the defendants. .
"The argument had hardly got under
way when ; Attorney Samuels appeared.
He said that it had been stipulated be
tween the City and County Attorney and
Fletcher's attorneys that the Supervisors
be given until August 23 to plead, and it
was not supposed that the matter of the
demurrers would be argued before Friday,
law and motion day. . . ,
.On this representation Judge Dainger
field put the bearing over until Thursday
at 10 a. m., an ; important ; case , being al
ready set for hearing on Friday.
mA♦ ■ ■ .
George Wallenrod's Estate.
A petition for letters of administration on
the estate of George Wallenrod of the Alcazar
has Ineen filed. It is stated that the deceased
left property valued at less than $500.
WORK FOR THE CHARTER,
First Efforts of the Citizens'
Association in This
Several Active Committees to Meet
Thursday Night to Discuss
The Citizens' Charter Associatibn, which
grew out of the charter convention re
cently held under the direction of the Mer
chants' Association, is losing no time in
getting to work in the cause to which it is
pledged. The officers of the association
are: James D. Phelan, president; M. H.
Hecht, first vice-president; Horace Davis,
second vice-president; A. S. Baldwin,
third vice-president; Isidor Gutte, treas
urer; J. Kichard Freud, secretary. Presi
dent Phelan has appointed the following
citizens as permanent committees of the
Credentials and additional membership—
James S. Conwell (chairman), C. Leidecker, C.
B. Rode, Harry Stockton and A. C. Boldem&nn.
Finance aud auditing— Colonel M. H. Hecht
(chairman), Wendell Easton, J. J. O'Brien,
Colin M. Boyd and M. A. Rothchild.
Press and publications— F. W. Dohrmann
(chairman), W. R. Wheeler, L. R. Ellen, Dr. G.
Uutsch and Henry N. Clement.
Meettngs and speakers— Herbert E. Law
(chairman), P. A. Bergerot, I. J. Truman,
S. C. Hammond and A. P. Van Duzer.
Law and legislation— E. R. Taylor (chair
man), William F. Gibson, Thomas I. Bergin,
Charles Wesley Reed and Curtis Hillyer.
Platforms of parties and e'ections— Hugo D.
Keil (chairman). Dr. T. A. Rottanzi, Irving M.
Scott, I. Schwartz and Isador Gutte.
The chairmen of these committees will
make preliminary reports upon the work
to be performed by tne committees at the
meeting of the Charter Association, to be
held Thursday evening, the 20th inst., at
Kohler & Chase Hall. In order to prepare
these reports the various chairmen have
called meetings of their committees as
Colonel Al. H. Hecht of the finance and
auditing committee nas called a meeting
of his committee for Wednesday afternoon,
the 19th inst., at 3 o'clock. James 8. Con
well of the committee on credentials and
additional membership has called the
members of bis committee together for
Thursday, the 20th inst., at 3:30 p. m., in
the offices of the association. P. W. Dobr
mann of the committee on press and publi
cations has called his committee meeting
to-morrow afternoon at 4 o'clock in the
offices of the association.
Herbert E. Law of the committee on
meetings and speakers will hold the first
meeting of his committee this afternoon
at 3:30 o'clock in the offices of the associa
tion. Dr. E. R. Taylor of the committee
on law and legislation has called a meet
ing of his committee for to-morrow morn
ing, the 19th iust.,at9:3o o'clock in the
Mills building. Hugo D. Keil of the com
mittee on platform of parties and elec
tions will hold a meeting of the committee
this morning, the 18th inst., at 9:30 o'clock
in the offices of the association.
Notices were sent yesterday to all the
delegates to the charter convention to
meet at Kohler <fe Chase Hall on Thursday
evening, the 20th insl., for the first regular
meeting of the Citizens' Charter Associa
tion. The number of delegates has now
Sooialist Labor Party.
With the assistance and under the direction
of the ward and district committee, the social
ist residents of the Thirty-second Assembly
District organized a district club of the Socialist
Labor party on Saturday evening, at 444 Bran
nan street. The following permanent officers
were elected: Recording secretary, c.H. Baker;
financial secretary, U. Sehafer; treasurer,
Henry Warnecke Sr. ; delegate to central com
mittee, H. Warnecke Jr. Short speeches in
favor of socialism were made by several, in
cluding Theodore Lynch, C. M. McDonald, C. H.
Baker, G. W. Metzuer ani Henry Warnecke.
The club will meet again Saturday to make
arrangements for conducting the campaign.
, 4 Borrow on sealskins, silks ami jewels at Uncle
Harris, 10 Grant avenue, v :.; r^; : : : :.■'.-■
CLARK IS 10
The Wreck of the Colombia
Terminated His Career
as a Navigator.
HIS LICENSE REVOKED.
Supervising Inspector Berming-
ham Decides Clark Was
Guilty of Negligence.
SHOULD HAVE CAST A LEAD
The Colombia's Commander Placed
Undue Ccnfiience in Compasses
and Faint Fog Signals. '
When the steamer Colombia went crash
ing into the rocks off Pigeon Point on the
morning of July 14, not only was a stately
vessel doomed to become the plaything of
the boisterous billows, but her commander
had found in this rude landing the termin
ation of bis last voyage as master. For
Captain Clark will go down to sea as
captain no more.
Supervising Inspector Bermingham has
rendered his decision as tne result of the
inquiry into the Colombia disaster. He
rinds that on the morning of the wreck
Captain Clark was unskillful and negli
gent. In a navigator upon whose discre
tion human lives are staked such faults
are unpardonable, and the inspector has
decreed that Captain Clark's license as
master of a steamer shall be revoked.
The following is Inspector Berming
Captain Clark took the stand and testified
that on July 13, at 0:30 p. M., three miles off
Point Arguello, going 13% knots, the weather
being clear, he shaped his course NW. \\ W. to
carry him about live miles outside of Point
Sur, then 119 miles distant. About 10 o'clocn
the same night fog set in very thick, liis
steam whistle was kept sounding, and at 3:25
a. m., July 14, he heard the fog whittle of Point
Sur abeam, which he and his second officer
estimated to be five miles distant. They only
heard that signal two or three times. Captain
Clark then altered his course to NW. %N.
and, after running thirty-three miles, heavy
fog still continuing, he hauled in V^ of a point
toNW. \i N., and ran on that course until he
and his third officer, John Thompson who wan
on the bridge with him, heard fog whistles
well on the starboard bow, which they again
heard abeam at 7:40 a. m., but not very dis
These whistles they took to be from Pigeon
Point, which they estimated to be four miles
eff abeam at that time, lie then hauled in
NW. by K. standard, NW. by N. y* N. magnetic,
lor the whistling buoy off San Francisco bar,
and at 7:30 A. M. he heard another faint
whistle on the port bow. About three or lour
minutes before 8 a. m. Third Officer Thompson
heard two or three faint blasts of & whistle, the
last blast being a little the loudest, which he
reported was irom a steamer about two points
off the port bow, and directly he saw the rocks
ahead and sung out to the captain, who or
dered the helm hard a-starboard. The Colom
bia at once struck, at 8 a. m., and became a
wreck, about half a mile ESE. of Pigeon Point
lighthouse and fog signal, which, it appears
from the testimony, was not being operated
The Colombia was built in 1891 at Chester,
Pa., of steel— 36lG.27 gross, 2337.45 net tons
ana was worth $425,000. Her cargo was
valued at about $125,000.
Captain Clark, la his written report of the
disaster to the United States Local Board of
Inspectors of Steam Vessels at San Francisco,
July 21, 1890, descriptive of the course steered
by him on the Colombia, states that he had
the fog signal at Point riur abeam at 3 :25 a. m.,
estimated distance five miles. In giving his
testimony before the supervising inspector
July 28, 189(>, he estimated the distance off
that point to be seven or eight miles, judging
from the sound of the whistle, but allo veil he
wa£ five miles off, and shaped his course NW.
magnetic, as before stated, or by compass NW.
a large l / t N. •
It is not improbable that the compasses of
the Colombia were influenced by local attrac
tion between Point Arguello and Pigeon
Point. It was her second trip up from Pana
ma and the lirst one in command of Captain
Clark, who testified that, so far as he knew,
the error of his compasses should have taken
him off shore, but the result shows it did not.
The compass course he steered from, three
miles off Point Arguello. may have carried
him much closer to Point Sur than he esti
The difference In the courses at from five
miles off shore at Point Sur to live miles off
Pigeon Point, and from the same distance off
Point Sur to Pigeon Point (tifty-eight miles)
is about one-quarter of a point; but, from two
and a half miles off Pigeon Point, less than
one-eighth of a point northerly variation in
his compasses would have carried him inside
Captain Clark alleges that he was carried in
shore by what he termed an "Inset," that is to
say, a current running inshore across his
course. If this were so, there must have been
at the time a movement of the waters there
aoouts that did not exist seven or eight hours
previously, when the steamer Santa Rosa passed
in that locality. Captain E. Alexander, who was
in command of the Santa Rosa, testified in this
case as to bis long experience in currents and
fog whistles in that vicinity. He passed Point
Sur four miles off, in the same dense fog exper
ienced by Captain Clark, at 8:15 p. m. the pre
vious day and shaped his course N. 41 deg.
W., (NW. 14 N.) and made Pigeon Point
whistle abeam, estimated distance four miles,
at 1 :25 A. M. The correctness of his estimated
distances from those points were verified by
his subsequent movements.
It is clear Captain Clark relied too much on
the accuracy of his compasses. A more skill
ful master would have got n cast of his lead
after crossing the mouth of Monterey Bay,
before shaping his course during a dense
fog for the whistling buoy off San Francisco
bar. A cast of the lead at any time after 7a. m.
would have pointed out the error of his judg
ment as to his distance off shore. He did
not use the lead, rather preferring to be guided
by what proved unreliable sounds from fog
whistles. What was the result? He, besides
jeopardizing the lives of those on board his
ship, drove her at full speed to her destruc
tion on the rocKs.
Possibly the fog whistles at Point Ano Nuevo
and Pigeon Point wer3 not going full blast
about that time, and so deceived them as to
their distance. But that is poor consolation for
his owners, or others interested. Manager
Sohwerin of the P. M. 8. 8. Co. testified that he
had given Captain Claric imperative instruc
tions to take no risks in a fog. and said to him
that It was very much easier to find the bottom
with the lead than with the ship's keel, which
Captain Clark will now concede to be a truism.
After careft'l consideration of the foregoing
the Supervising Inspector is of the opinion
that Captain W. A. Clark did, on the morning
of July 14. 1896, negligently snd unskiUfully
navigate the steamer Colombia, then under
his command, by hugging the shore and
causing her wreck near Pigeon Point, Califor
nia, without getting a cast of lead, all the
while going at full speed in a dense fog, con
trary to tue provisions of rule 21, section
4233, United States Revised Statutes, which
provides that every steam vessel shall, when
in a fog, go at a moderate speed.
For such negligence and unskillfulness and
violation of said rule 21 on the part of said
W. A. Clark the Supeivising Inspector hereby
revokes his license as master Of steam vessels,
and he is hereby forbidden to exercise the du
ties prescribed in his said certificate.
Supervising Inspector First District.
CRITICIZED THE BOARD.
The Supervisors Taken to Task by the
Secretary of a Canning- Company.
A communication, dated August 2, criti
cizing the Board of Supervisors for not
granting the Board of Health more money
to conduct its department was filed yes
terday with Secretary Russell.
The writer, Isador Jacobs, who signs
himself as secretary of the California
Canneries Company, is apparently ignor
ant of the fact that at a meeting of the
Supervisors on the 3d inst. the Health
Department appropriation was raised |
at the instance of Supervisor Spreckels
about $9000 over the sum originally fixed,
anil therefore bis assumption contained
in tlie letter that "apparently the public
health does not count with the Board of
Supervisors" would seem to be uncalled
for, particularly as Mr. Jacobs has not the
slightest connection, in an official way,
with the Board of Health, though he
often appears at the office to urge investi
gations of Eastern fruit products that are
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ever offered the public in the history of the
world to witness the killing of a monster
whale, this company has placed their pala-
tial steamer Queen at the disposal of those
who desire to witness this most extraor-
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escorted by the steam-tug Fearless, car ry-
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will leave San Francisco Saturday, August
22, at 1:30 p. m., returning not later than
Monday at 8 a. m., August 24, visiting and
anchoring the first night in Drakes Bay.
After leaving,' Drakes Bay, Sunday morn-
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the Farallon Islands; and unless a wnale
is captured in the meantime, will visit the
wrecked steamers Colombia and St. Paul, ;
which are now fast going to pieces on the
rocks. Bands will accompany all steam-
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