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Angry Patrons Appear Before!
Supervisors to Air Their
Portia Wrathy Over Frazzle in
Joint Service; 1915 Official
Has His Troubles
Complaints were heaped on the >'•<-!
cifie Telephone and Telegraph com
pany yesterday before the supervisors'
Edward F. Pelger of the Panama-
Pacific exposition company f-aid poor J
service !• a < l resulted In «n important;
piece of exposition business suing j
If. A. Ko?p. an attorney, scored ■
• c phone company for hesitating to I
place the name of F. A. Duryea, who j
occupies an office with her in the Mills i
building-, in the next issue of the phone j
chairman Fred 1... Himler «*£ the
mittee told the four phone company j
officials present that the service »a c ,
"punk and rotten."
The officials explained they were
handling an immense volume of busi
ness, larger than ever before, and that
they were installing: new switchboards!
and eneasfing extra operators in all
parts of the city.
The company officials said they had !
never refused outright to insert Dur- j
. ■ name, but that he owed the com- j
• a hill and that they did not pro- j
M be s:ive him servkt- until he
Dc-lger said that Thursday night he j
addressed a cablegra-m to F. W. Dohr- |
mann. who is in Europe. Delger? J
cashier took the dispatch to the table
office and was directed to phone if any •
hitch developed. The cashier way un
able to get Delger at 1 al
though th»- latter waited nearly an
hour. The result was that !!;►• cable
gram did not g-o and the exposition ■
fered in consequence.
POTRERO QCTOdET CRGBD
The necessity a direct outlet from |
the Potrero to the China basin docks |
was urged upon the supervisors in a
communication from the California
tanneries company. Thousands of
factory employes suffer serious incon
venience and the entire section is handi
capped because of the lack of a di
passable street, say the petition
, That the city may acquire Telegraph
hill for park purposes the Outdoor Art
■ afrks the supervisors to submit
proposition to the voters at the
nonJ election. ,
Forma! request was made by the;
hoard of education that a charter
amendment giving the school board j
< "ntrol of the construction and repairs
•if schools be submitted to the voters.
Alleged violations of the building
were enumerated in a communi
■ !il".| by the Master Btteet KetsJ
Workers' association. Ton "jobs" wore
, ©n t*v<> of which wooden sky
'] been installed instead
I'AVIMi T* i»Hi)!;KKl)
board of works directed the
ted Railroads to pave its right of
:n Mission .street from Valencia
■ - . : • - otuity line.
W. 1.. iHolma-n company doubled
ts SBO] ' ■ in an endeavor to com
t!iß cars in time for the opera
of tiie new municipal ruad.
Bids were received for the pafine;]
o< Kearny street i«etwee:i Bush street;
nnd Columbus a-Tmie, for Nineteenth '
between Churctt and I>olores. and
for Sansome street between Bmsu and
suiting Engineer John It. Free-j
man's bill for f49.etS.tt, presented for
(■•xpert Service* In connection With the
■ :ty s Hetch Hetchy claims ami pro
posal to purchase the Spring Valley
Water company's holdings, was recom
mended to th« board by the finance
• ommittee. with the understanding
that it would be discussed and exam
further before it is finally passed.
niat: to place signs on ail build-*
ings* in the vicinity of fire alarm boxes
.icate the location <>f the nearest
■ as discarded by the tire com-I
in. The supervisors reported they
net recommei'il the s< heme be
• ause of the larg« expense Involved !
for other reasons.
Treasurer sfcDougald doubts the le
gality of the new " pay-on-the-job"
system installed by the supervisors' ef
ficiency bureau to save employes of
the city from the necessity of tailing
upon the treasurer for their salaries,
and saving the < ity the loss uf its
employes' time, and asked City Attor
ney Ivong to render an opinion.
« IPID MAKKS RUrORD
Recorded Godchaux filed hie state- i
of business for September, show-.
ing that 4,145 documents were Sled and
led, of which marriage licenses
:«ach the total of 514. The number of
marriage licenses is equaled by no
'-trier class of documents except mort
gages and deeds of trust. The mort
gagee number 536, or 12 in excess of
the marriage licenses. The deeds filed
Registrar Zemansky announced the
total registration at the close of com
putations Thursday nisla was 12T.2G7,
the enrollment for the day being , 3.005.
The tendency of middle aged women
to dress !ik»> pirla of 15 was deplored
Supervisor Oscar Hocks as the
reason why minora art permitted to
\isit dance halls of the Barbary Coast
. n defiance of the law.
Hocks said the old days of Simplicity
alioe towns had gont. and that
matrons of mature years and voting:
girla dressed with eucti similarity that
1 ;io polle« were l>afßed. Tlicy do not
dare restrain a maid of 15
from entering a dance hall for fear she
may be a woman •of 35, youthfully
-owned and youthfully "<-omplexioned."
The committee took under advisement
a proposed ordinance which will act as
Check upon socalled social dances
.11 ranged by enterprising young men
under guisp "f ■ club ;tnd receive a free
jifiniit to hold a pay as you enter
liance for vhaii table" purposes.
BY CHINESE REBELS
<ieneral Pung Demands Money
as Price of Lives
AMOT, China, Oct. •(. —Threats to
sacrifice European lives ;ti I'oochow
have been uttered by Genera! Pung
unless his demands for 450.000 taels
r about $315,000) from the authorities
;■ re acceded to.
mutinous troops with General
rung number from lu.oOO to JO.OOO men.
A ton .'■vfrnment troops is
liBS from Xaafcing to meet the
< ■ i) recalled
from the Hinjfhwa district to the north
of this elty, where serious disorder has
existed for some time
Big Office Building Moved
From Iron Works to Barge
The strangest cargo ever set afloat. Four story office building at
Union Iron works on Santa Fe barge on which it tvill be floated today to
Four Story Structure 180 Feet Long Raised
High in Air Over Many Obstacles
Out at the Union Iron works, where they build, anything from a boathook
to a battleship, they have tackled the biggest job of house moving ever
attempted in tfan Francisco. They have moved the big four story frame office
building that towered over everything in the yard from its foundations to the
deck of a big Santa Fe car barge, on -which It will be carried today to Hunters
point, where the building will be rolled asnore and set upon a new foundation.
The building was moved to make way for the new powerhouse, bids on
the construction of which will be opened today. The four story building , is
feet lons -10 feet deep and about 50 feet high. Between where it stood and
where the barge lay was a yard littered with laths, shafts, propellers and other
heavy material, the moving of which would have involved heavy expense, so
the building was jacked up, nine feet in the air, to clear some of the obstacles,
and moved over them. _~ , T T „,
The work was done under the personal direction of J. J. Tynan, general
manager of the works, and he breathed a sigh of relief yesterday when the
buildin" was landed safely on the barge. The trip to Hunters point will be
made early this morning, when the water is smooth. The building will be
tioed'at. the drydock as a storehouse for tools and for office purposes. It was
oHsrinillv built and used for many years to house the navy inspectors detailed
to the yard to oversee the government work done there.
WOMEN FIGHT FOR
CHILD IN COURT
Whether Mrs. Carrie Davis, superin
tendent of the Methodist oriental
home here, actually violated the I*w
In kidnaping and holding 12 year old
L-au Ling will be fought out in argu
ment today before Judge Thomas F.
Graham by Attorney Harry Catlin.
who with his brother, is taking the
part' of Mr?. Josephine Toy, a Chinese
woman philanthropist, who seeks cus
tody and guardianship of the child.
The lawyers told Judge Frank J.
Murasky that Mrs. Davis became a kid
naper because, not only did she seize
the child without the consent of the
father Chin She. and the mother, but
that she removed her to another
county and applied for temporary
The argument of the attorneys was
on the motion of Mrs. Toy for a writ
of habeas corpus to permit her to
regain Helen, who M in the Methodist
mission here. Judge Murasky bad
granted a temporary order Thursday.
but vacated it. holding that inasmuch
as Judeo Graham had allowed Mrs.
Da , i* temporary guardianship, the
entire matter was without his own
jurisdiction. He recommended the
lawyers go to Judge Graham to have
that iudge modify his order.
Judge Graham told the Catllns he
I would hear their argument at 10
'< o'clock this morning.
The little girl, looking pale and ema
ciated, was present In court, accom
panied by Mrs. Davis. The father,
mother and other relatives of the child
were also in court, but Judge Murasky
refused to take any action whereby
the father could even see his child.
"If this were a white child," de
claied Catlin to Die court, "these peo
ple would not have dared to steal her
away. It is fortunate that they
brought her to San Francisco: they
might have taken her to any part of
That the child was rescued from
practically serfdom In a canning fac
tory in Oakland was denied by Catlin.
who announced willingness to have J.
P. McLaughlin. state labor commis
sioner, investigate the industrial
phases of the case.
KUTH WESTOK INJVRED— Mi*« Ruth Weston.
a choir singer living at 30.10 Post Mreot. who
arou«ed much interest by her mysterious di>ap
pearancc a year ago and her subsequent• map
pearancp st a sanatorium in I'aso Uobles. was
run oVer by 8 regi-table wagon at B«ttery and I
Market str«*ot« iHtc yesterday afternofin.
taining a spraiDed right knee and minor in
tsriea. She was treated at the harbor hospital.
The wagou was driven by Allwrt Mazoiif. IT
old, who was arrested on a charge of
SMUGGLERS FOUND GUILTY—AdoIpb Adolph
r>oll. Billy Sundgreu and Wong Ott wero eon
ricted of conspiring to smuggle Chinese let*
tbc luited States from Mexico yeeterday In the
I'nlted State* district court. The defendants
Kinc charged with bringing Chinese from Knse
nada. Mex.. to Half Moon Bay in the gasoline
launch Karl X on the night of Jun# 1. Judg
ment frill l>e passed by Judge John J. de Haven
Monday morning at 10 o'eU'Ck.
TWO INDICTMENTS RETURNED—Two indie;,
ments were returned by the grand Jury yester
day before Presiding Judge Thomas F. (irahaiu
—-.'.ne against W. H. Sobey, charging forgery,
and the other ajrainst W. B. Craig, alleging
failure to provide for a minor child. Bench
warrants were issued for both defendants, the
court fixing $.">OO cash bail for Sobey aud $100
cash bail for Graig.
ARMY CAPTAIN IN TOlLS—Harold Stockton
(owell. aged 20. who says be is a captain in
the territorial army of Kast India and tbe son
of « wealthy merchant in India, was arrested
last night on a charge of passing fictitious
BOY BADLY HURT—George Hodgins. M 11
year old li'-y residing with his parents at 30
Arlington place, suffered painful bruises nnd
possible internal Injuries in :! runaway acci
deot yesttrdsy afterßOoe iv Mission street.
THK SAN CALL, E>ATURL>4X OCTOBKK 5, 1912.
INTEREST IN FAIR
GENERAL IN EAST
Royal E. Cabell, internal revenue
commissioner in Washington, D. C, in
company with A. E. Muenter of the
local office of the internal revenue
service, visited the Panama-Pacific ex
position quarters yesterday. Cabell,
who has been traveling over the United
States extensively, said before leav
ing the city that interest in the com
ing fair had taken precedence, over
everything except politics. Hβ pre
dicted that the travel from the east
during the exposition year would tax
the capacity of the railroads as they
have never been taxed before.
Cabell complimented the splendid
system of publicity carried on by the
exposition officials and said that In
every corner of tho United States news
of the coming celebration was gen
"In many cities of the east, bank
ing institutions are offering special in
ducements to the worKing people to
open savings accounts to save money
for making the trip to San Francisco
In 1915," stated the commissioner.
Cabell was surprised at the progress
made in the work at the exposition
Governor Judson Harmon of Ohio,
who arrives in the city next week, ac
companied by his family and a mili
tary escort, to select the site lor the
Ohio state building, has wired to
President C. C. Moore that he is well
pleased with the plans for his enter
tainment while in San Francisco.
During the four day stay of the i
Harmon party there will not be a dull
minute for the visitors. Taking , a
leading part tn the entertainment of
the distinguished guests will be the
Ohio Society of California. An effort
is being made to have a 3 7-gun salute
fire from the MarbleTiead off the ex
position grounds when Harmon arrives
at the site for the dedication cere
Hon. Boutwell Dunlap, consul for
the Argentine Republic, will visit the
exposition grounds the coming week
with C E. Howard of the division of
WASHINGTON. Oct. 4—Major Joseph T.
Davl&ten, nitartennastcr, will reperf to the com
niiindinc ecfleer. Fort BUtf, for assignment as
llrst Lieutenant Oliver K. Snyder. Seventeenth
Infantry, uili proceed to Hot Springs. Ark..
army ami najy general hospital for observation
I and treatment.
First Mentenant Edwin E. Pritebett. Firnt
field artillery, is transferred to the Fourth field
Tlip resignation of First Lieutenant Ji>hn C.
Dftcoata, lnorti'-nl rewnf corps. has been
accepted. effective October 3.
The following changes in lhe stations and
dmii'-i of officers of the quartermaster's corps
«m effective November t: Major William T.
Wilder, pay master, is relieved from duty at
St. J'anl :uid will proceed to Fort D. A. Rukkcii
tot lititv as quartermaster, relleviug Major Aiuos
Major Kimbsll will go to Fort Benjamin Har
rison t.iv assignment a* fiuurternn«»«ter.
Major Frederic H. Sargent, paymaster, is re
lieved from Unty at San Fraucls«*o and will pro
eeed to Fort Sheridan for assignment to duty
Major Philip K. Ward, quarterniaiiter. upon
b*ln;i reliered froei Unty at St. Paul by I.leu
toiant Colouel Frank F. Kastiusn. <oinmi**ar.v.
will go to Camp E. S. Otis, canal lone, and
report for assignment as qnartermaster.
Major .fames A. Cole, paymaster, i* reliered
from duty «t Omaha ami will proceed to Fort
Oglethorpe, Ga.. for assignment to duty as
Major J. George Bailey, quartermaster, will
report t* the commanding offtwr at Fort I>bt
enworth for aselgnment.
7HSEX HELD TOH THEFT—Three men were
held to answer in the police courts ywiterdar.
Harold Webster, accused of burglary, was
for trial before the superior court by Police
Judge Deasy. I. Lope* and Charles Jose were
held to answer br Deasy on tUarjes ft job
DIRECTORS ARE HIT
FOR BLACK TANGLE
Palo Alto Man Escapes Specific
Theft Charge in Auditor's
Continue* from Pace »
sociation is condemned strongly by the
Black is not epared anywhere in the
report, which is a narrative of jug- J
gling of funds, of fictions of book
keeping and of tricks of balancing un- I
The report in its detail takes up !
the deficits in the various accounts of.
the building and loan association. The
first one considered is the suspense;
account. "An account of this char- ]
acter," says the report, "may serve ,
a legitimate purpose, and this ac
count apparently die" so serve for sev
However, the account, according to
Hassett's surmises, did not preserve its
integrity. Speaking of two items on
the account, Hassett reports: "It is
the strongest kind of probability from
the record thet the J9.554.18 and other
.$2,500 of record, but unidentified, was
offset by another fiction of loaning
$12,000 to Markham, Huntley and
Simnae. There was nothing real in the
transaction but the scribbling."
On this account there is reported a
shortage of. $44,700 cash. Black tried
to explain it, Hassett says. Then he
adds. "There is really no explanation
needed. Black got the money."
BOARD IN ITS OWN SHADOW
• Of the board of directors , laxity in
this matter, Hassett says: 'The board
could be in the dark only by getting
in its own shadow."
The E. J. Casey loan, about which
there has been much talk, Hassett ex
plains as follows:
•The real estate record shows that 11
lots acquired in the Dean foreclosure
wore sold to E. J. Casey for $5,000.
This property is the basis of eight
loans recorded in his name for $18,000.
The notes are signed by E. J. Casey
and his wife.
"This i» written after hearing an ex
planation from Mr. Casey. He states
that he owns no property in Palo Alto,
that he made no application for a loan,
and borrowed no money from the asso
ciation, but that he was asked to act
as intermediary and whatever was
deeded to him was deeded back to
somebody (Black preferred), that the
whole matter was merely an act of
accommodation, and that he can not
recall enough of the particulars to de
scribe the transaction as a whole. He
says he paid no money and received
One of the tricks ascribed to Black
was that of reconveyance of mort
gaged property. The report states
that Black's home was owned by the
Marshall Black Improvement com
pany. This company borrowed $8,500
on the residence. Beyond this the as
sociation Is charging this property
f 1.690 under the title of incomplete
loan. Black had the property recon
veyed and mortgaged to Borne one lse.
CLEVER METHODS EMPLOYED
Another instance of Blacks method
lis described under the head of lncom
j plete loans:
"The character 6f si>m« of the items
is set forth as ftn I>nßication of all.
The loan in Pittfnahrt's name paid f 600
of its interest by being charged $600
in another account:•'.This avoided the
use of money aM in the annual report
it concealed the fa<*t that "the interest
wae delinquent, which in turn fur
nished a brag* for the auditor and the
secretary that was printed to enow the
stock holders and the public how good
the association was last year. There
is a,boat ac much delinquent interest In
the incomplete loan account alonfe as
there is in the annual report."
In conclusion the security commit
tee is strongly censured.
Regarding restitution by Black, the
| report says:
"The financial" statements of several
of the companies in which Black is
interested have been exhibited directly
and indirectly to show how valuable
they are in restitution. Unless faith
is added to the figures they are not as
valuable as the reputation that is
being made for them."
Angry Depositors Organize
PALO ALTO, Oct. 4.—Depositors of
the Palo Alto Mutual Building and
Loan association, which has been
closed by the state building and loan
commissioner, met toriight in the Sim
! kins building and effected an organ
ization to protect their Interests in the
liquidation of the concern. At the
meeting some heated depositors railed
for the arrest and criminal prosecu
tion of Marshall Black, secretary of
the concern, but it was the general
opinion of the depositors present to
The organization adopted the name
of Depositors' league of the Palo Alto
Mutual Building and'l.joan association.
General W. n. 11. Hart was chosen
president, and Professor McFarland of
! Stanford university, secretary.
The following committee was ap
pointed to investigate the rights of the
depositors: City Attorney Norman E.
Malcolm, Prof. J. It. Slonaker. Stan
ford university; D. yV- Burbank, grad
uate manager, Stanford university;
Monroe Thomas, an attorney; E. A.
Hettinger. a merchant.
Attorney J. F. Hutchinson, repre
senting the board of directors of the
association, promised to furnish each
member of the committee with a copy
of the report made to the state com
missioner by Special Auditor Hassett.
The meeting adjourned until next
The creditors of Marshall Black are
buey protecting their claims against
him, and the directors of the Palo Alto
Mutual Building and Loan association
are active in their efforts to stand from
under any obligations that may fall
In Redwood Cily three liens were
placed on property near Menlo Park
reputed to be owned by Marshall Black,
which formerly belonged to Joseie A.
Martinez. H. J. Vote of Mayfield
placed a lien for $226.45; the Duffleld
Lumber company of Palo Alto placed
a lien for $840.90 and R. S. Jewell of
Palo Alto placed a Hen for $124.73 on
Commissioner Walker announced
that the directors of the Palo Alto
Mutual Building and Loan association
would be responsible for the debts of
the concerns, and the directors are
busy converting their property to cash
or homesteading their homes.
George W. Harms homesteaded his
home in Homer avenue and Middlefield
road, Palo Alto. He also mortgaged
three pieces of property. One piece In
Palo Alto he mortgaged to Louisa M.
Harms for $1,600, one year at 6 per
cent; another piece he mortgaged to
A. G. Harms for $2,700, one year at 6
per cent, and a third, -a, lot In Sunny-
YAle. he mortgaged to 4. F. Henderson
for $600, one year at c pur cent.
D. L. Sloan, a director of the build
ing and loan association, said it has
developed that Mrs. Florence Black,
Marshall Black's mother, holds a cer
tificate of deposit in the building and
loan association for $7,500, properly au
thenticated by the president and secre
tary, but there is no record on the
books of the association that euch a
deposit was made.
Designer of Sturdy Motor
Truck Is Guest in City
C. B. Aldrich. general manager of the Dayton Truck company, v>ho
is non> visiting the city, and Captain F. W. Cole, at wheel, J»ho is acting
as his host.
G. B. Aldrich of Dayton Cbmpany Sees Big
Future for Commercial Vehicle on Coast
LEON J. PINKSON
G. B. Aldjlch, general manager of the
Dayton Truck company, manufactur
ers of the well known Durable Dayton
truck, is at present visiting San Fran
cisco ajid is making: his headquarters
with Captain F. W. Cole, general man
ager of the Pan-American Motors com
pany, distributers of the Dayton line
In this territory. Aldrich came direct
to San Francisco from Dayton, and his
visit, which is his first to the coast, is
for the purpose of getting acquainted
with conditions here in order to em
body any changes in the design of the
trucks that would increase their serv
ice in this part of the country. In ad
dition to being general manager of the
big company, Aldrich is master de
•"I have always seen a big future for
the commercial car industry on the
coast," said Aldrich yesterday, "and
have made the trip here to get better
acquj*..nted with conditions. What lit
tle I have already seen convinces - me
that there is much in store for the
motor truck here, and the Dayton com
pany is going to be in a position to
supply a large portion of the demand
that is bound to develop within a short
"The Dayton factory manufactures
trucks only* our line ranging from two
to five ton vehicles, and we believe
that we have wasrons that are built to
stand all kinds of hard work. In the
eastern cities where the hauls are
short the smaller trucks are the more
favored, while in the west where the
hauls are long we find the big five ton
type the more favored.
" 'The commercial vehicle Is in high
favor throughout the east and the
horsedrawn wagon and truck is fast
disappearing in the leading commer
cial centers. The motor truck has
proved its efficiency and its supe
riority over the horse, and it will not
AT BIG REVIEW
J3y Federal Wireless
HONOLULU, Oct. 4. —'Nineteen guns
boomed an ambassador's salute at
Schofield barracks this, morning as Sec
retary of State Knox alighted from an
auto. The distinguished diplomat was
received with the highest military
honors that could be accorded a United
States official, excepting the president.
Secretary Knox's visit was the occasion
of a special review of the 3,800 troops
in the big garrison, in command of
Colonel George McGunnlgle.
Secretary Knox was favorably Im
pressed with the review and also with
the location of the brigade post. He
characterized the troops as splendid
looking men. although he said It wae
difficult to realize there were 3.800 In
At 1 o'clock tomorrow afternoon the
cruiser Maryland will leave for Seat
tle. Accompanying the secretary of
state's party on the homeward trip will
be Secretary and Mrs. Fisher and Her
bert Meyer, secretary to.Fisher.
AUTO LICENSES ARE
ISSUED FOR STATE
SACRAMENTO,' Oct. 4.—-The follow
ing are the automobile registrations
to October 4, 1912:
83894—0. \V\ Wiles. Galtj Columbia
83895—D. A. Harlan. Forum building, Sacra
838*6— F. H. Manfton, Rpno, Nev.: Pope-Hartford.
83897—Nathen & Michel. 708 J street. Sacra
S3SBS—Margaret P. Anderson. 1414 Sereoth
street, Sacramento: Reo.
83999—A. V. Lissner. 800 Hearst building. San
• Francisco: Stut*.
83900— F. M. Pickering. 2750 Broadway, San
83901 — J. W. G!lk.vso». 333 Grant avenue. San
S39o2—Samuel BUslnger, Front and Jackson
streets, San Francisco: Pierce-Arrow.
S39o3—Dunham. Carrigan & Ha.vtlen, 140 Kaoeog
street. San Francisco: Ford,
83904—1>. W. Swobe, 544 Van Ness avenue, San
83905 —Pure Ice Cream company 370 Gaerrero
street. San Francisco; Kissel truck.
8390C—T. O. Lawrence, Fifth and Poplar streets.
83907—Kred Sturm. Bacon block. Oakland: Reo.
83908—8. H. Welch. 1811 Eleventh avenue, Oak
83909—Arthur S. Maloon, 7527 Hillside street,
R3Blo—George A. Schendcl, Turloek; Reo.
83911— Jeannette G. Howard. Visalia; Regal.
83912—A. O. Warner. 1029 Mariposa street, Fres
83913 —I. H. Brooks. 1905 Fresno street. Fresno;
Hudson. i .
83914—5. 11. Kifer. Mountain View: Reo.
83915—P. V. Shandoney, 2719 X street. Sacra
8391&— W. C. Williams. Lwnoore; Overland.
83917—Lous Beach Brick company, 137 East First
street. Ldng Beach; Buick.
83918—5. A. Thompeou Princeton
B.»H9—lda D. Blacker. Bakersfiehi: Kord.
83020—Dr. M. D. Corey. I*a Jolia; Koru,
88921 —K. D. Redman. Pos Palos; Ford,
83922—Arthur Alexander. 1520 Cbapala street,
Santa Barbara: Chalmers.
80923—lame* W. Gong, 415 Union building. Sent
83924 —Henry Mechan. Orange: Bnlck. .
83025— J. E. Paul, 708" Spurfeoo street/ Santa
WOMAN'S CLUB TO MOVE—The Corona club.
wliich has been the large woman's organisation
of the Mission district for several years, ha*
decided to change its meeting place from Mis
sion Masonic hall, in Mission street near Trea
ty-third, to the Soroels clnb room*, in Sutter
street near Powell. The move will be made
some time nest moats.
be long before the Pacific coast falls
into line and uses this type'"of vehicle
more freely than at present."
Aldrich -will remain in San Fran
cisco for several days and will then go
to Los Angeles, returning to Dayton
by way of the southern route.
* * *
Howard Due From New York To
morrow—Charles S. Howard, president
of the Howard Automobile company, is
due back from New York tomorrow.
Howard left for the east about a month
ago, and after making short stops at
the Bulck factory in Flint and the Na
tional plant in Indianapolis he went
to New York to spend a few weeks
with his father. This Is Howard's first
visit to the metropolis in three years.
* # #
Pratt Return* From Jink Plant—B.
H. Pratt, manager of the Pacific coast
branch of the Fisk Tire and Rubber
company, has returned from the an
nual conference at the Fisk factory in
Chioopee Falls. Mass. Pratt reports
conditions in the east as most promis
ing for the coming season, and says
dealers generally look for one of the
best automobile years on rocord. The
conference at the Fisk factory proved
a huge success, and the reports from
the various branch managers -were
most pleasing to the officials of the
* # #
Knanaa Touring- Sacramento Valley—
Ed Knaiißs, president of the Matheson
Sales company, distributers of the
Warren and Matheson lines, Is at pres
ent touring in the Sacramento valley
closing contracts with the firm's agents
for 1913 cars.
* * *
Supply Men Visit City—P. H. Lyon
and E. E. Thompson of the Los An
geles branch of the Chanslor & Lyon
Motor Supply company, were In the
city during the last week visiting
Henry D. McCoy, manager of the Ban
Francisco headquarters. The south
erners reported the supply business in
good shape in their territory.
SACRAMENTO. Oct. 4.—Aseembly
nian John C. March, who was defeated
for the republican nomination for the
.-.state senate in thia district last month,
brought suit for defamation of char
acter today against his successful op
ponent, O. O. Hopkins, and 31 other
progressive leaders. Including Deputy
Attorney General M. O. Glenn, Colonel
F. F. Canon, assistant adjutant general;
former Mayor Clinton L>. White and
Robert A. Waring of the state con
Prior to the primary the two local
progressive clubs, of which the de
fendants are members, published a
paper called the Bandana, in which
attacks were made upon March and
As attorney for March in the dam
age suit. Grove L. Johnson, father of
the governor, appears.
LOW FARES EAST
Last Dates IWiWir
October 9, 10, 11, 13 (JPPSJ!)
Destinations • Round Trip, First Class
Atchison $60.00 Lcavenworth ..$60.00 Philadelphia ..$108.50
Baltimore 107.50 Memphis 70 00 Portland 113.50
Boston 110.50 Mm * I'" L'Jl Quebec 116.50
Chicago 72.50 jl»»«apohs -•• 73.50 « Joseph 60 . 00
Dallas 60.00 Montreal 108.50 •g t l ou j s 70.00
Duluth 79.50 New Orleans... 70.00 St. Paul 73.50
Houston , 60.00 New York 108.50 Toronto 95.70
Kansas City 60.00 Omaha 60.00 Washington .. 107.50
Final Limit November 15. Choice of Routes.
Railroad and Steanuthlp Ticket* to All Points.
Coupon for Further Particulars.
TICKET OFFICES c - A - Rutherford,
District Passenger Agent,
811 X Street, 691 Market st * San Franclsco
' Sent me particulars in regard to
Sacramento. . a trip
• V.-. ...
1226 Broadway, ro
691 Market St., Name
San Francisco. Address
F. W, THOMPSON, Western Agent.
LOWER FIRE RATES
PROMISED TO CITY
Underwriters Admit Charges
Are Excessive and Agree
Continued Frqm Page *
Cisco amounted to $2,988,842, while In
1911 the total was $4,658,040. Lot Brt
read you this report. In 1911 in the
state of California, the total liability
of all the fire insurance companies was
$368,563,729 less than in the preceding
year. In spite of this decrease, how
ever, the total premiums collected were
$254,378 more than in the preceding
year. And last, to add to the signifi
cance of these figures, we find that
there was a decrease in the total losses
paid of $1,409,207. ■
"That makes the insurance business a
pretty good game, doesn't it? You cant
beat it, that's all. and San Francisco is
the biggest contributor to these figures.
San Francisco is bearing this burden."
COALS OF FIRE FOR BOARD
Attorney Matt I. Sullivan, appearing
on behalf of the Mission Promotion
association, heaped more coals of fire
upon the heads of the underwriters —
fire being: the worst punishment that
could come upon them.
"During the six years beginning July
1, 1906, and ending June 30, 1912," said
Sullivan, "the lire insurance companies
operating in San Francisco collected
$30,141,868 in premiums, and paid our
only $4,876,767 in losees. In that period
your losses amounted to but 16 per cent
of the premiums collected, whereas the
average ratio of losses to premiums
all over this country is 40 per cent. Th*
excess of premiums collected over
losses paid each year in San Francisco
since June 30, 1906, has been more
He was interrupted by Bernard Fay
monville, spokesman of the insurance
men, who accused Sullivan of "cutttnS
out the 1906 conflagration loss."
"Yes," shouted Sullivan, "and you're
going to cut it out, too. That was an
extraordinary catastrophe and you in
surance men have got to cut it out
entirely from your calculations."
The underwriters hastened to say
they did not take the 1906 conflagration
into consideration when making rafps.
Sullivan continued by comparing San
Francisco and New York.
"In New York city in 1911," he sail
"the total liability of the fire insurant -
companies was approximately $2,50'\
-000,000, while the total profits from
this vast amount of business were but
PROFIT If If DULY LARGE HERE
"In San Francisco in 1911 the total
liability was $320,000,000. while the
total profits were $2,260,000. which
means that the San Francisco bdeineea
netted the insurance companies jhore
than four times as much as their New
York business brought them, although
the liability was less than one-fifti.
much here as in the eastern city.
"Adding together the fire Insurance
profits of New York. Boston and Chi
cago, three of the largest cities in the
country, with a population of 8,000.00".
the total amount does not equal t
profits taken from San Frarfcisoo, with
a population of less than r>00.000. ,,
Rolla V. Watt, one of the laaarance
men, pleaded that conditions in San
Francisco'made the business peculiarly
hazardous, mentioning among other
things the brisk trade winds that blow
in the summer. Sullivan retorted bjr
asking him if the trade winds had not
blown'in much Ibt? same f**)iion be
tween the years* 1871 and 1905, whrn
insurance rates were low.
RATE MAKING METHODS
Bernard Faymonville, in pr.6MH
the case of the insurance men. gave
his hearers to understand that, as out
siders, they could never comprehend
th e Insurance business. lie said that
figures, such as those quoted by Rolph
and Sullivan, had no point in the cbn
troversy, but ins'sted that rates are
built on a conception of "the hazard
of the city as a whole and of its va-,
rious districts and its individual risks."
At the close of the conference ar
rangements were made for a meeting
of J. G. McCaughern, district secre
tary, and G. M. Itoberts'on, engineer, of
the board of fire underwriters, and
City Engineer O'Shaughnessy, As
sistant Engineer Ransom and lire
Chief Murphy to report fiscal facts
concerning the fire fighting equipment
of the city to the executive committee
of the board of underwriters at Its
meeting , Tuesday.
Dr. A. H. Gianninl presided at the
conference. Representatives were
present from the board of supervisor?.
Chamber of Commerce, real estate
board. Civic league, Mission Promotion
and Merchants' association. North Cen
tral Improvement association and the
Fillmore Street Improvement associa
CntCTTIT COURT SESSION— Tbe October session
nt the United State* circuit rotirt of appeal*
for the ninth circuit will convene at 10.'.n
o'clock Monday morning in tbe post office boi.M
Inj? at Miseioa and Seventh streeU. Circuit
Judges William B. Gilbert of Portland. ErtkltM)
M. Boss of Loe AngclM, and William W., Mor
row will constitute the court, with Judge itii
1 bert presiding.