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Miss Anthony and Rev. Miss
Shaw to Arrive This
Talks With Leading Ladles of the
Congress on Its Objects and
The new woman and the woman of the
past and present are looking forward with
great expectation to the second annual ses
sion of the Women's Congress of the Pa
cific Coast, which convenes in Golden Gate ,
"lall on Sutter street Monday morning.
Mi>s Susan B. Anthony and Rev. Anna
[From a photograph.]
H. Shaw will arrive from the East this
morning and be met at Oakland by a num
ber of ladies of this city.
The bringing of the^e two celebrated
women to the congress from the far East is
regarded by the leaders of the movement
as an achievement worthy of more than
passing notice. It shows that the women
of the coast are determined to have the
benefit of the best counsel procurable in
their aspiration tor moral) social and intel
lectual improvement. They are bound to
enforce their claims for recognition, and
by calling into requisition the wisdom and
experience of these advocates of woman's
equality, expect to accomplish much in the
way of til- advancement of their cherished
theories toward succi --.
The correspondence from all parts of the
Stale during the last week is in evidence
Of the widespread interest taken in the
congress and is a guarantee of a much
larger attendance than that of last year.
Many women have written that they
lived the latt year on the memory of the
[From a photograph.]
first congress and in anticipation of the
second annual session to be held this
During the year they have sought as
much as lay in their power to disseminate
the new ideas. Innumerable converts have
■ been made.
Mrs. Sarah B. Cooper said yesterday:
Letters are coming in from all parts of the
State and coast and the women will be here in
large numbers. One woman writes: "I have
been living the whole year on my week in San
Francisco and I have been saving to go there
again this session of the congress. 7 '
Such trenchant phrases should show the feel
ing among the women of our country. They
are aroused — they are determined to be up and
doing something for themselves. We are
bringing out here this year two of the most
remarkable women of the age. rich in experi
ence and filled full of love for their sisters.
Susan P. Anthony was the first woman to
stand for women teachers and temperance.
Her life work can be expressed by a phrase of
her own: "I have no time to dip out vice with
a teaspoon, while the wrongly adjusted forces
of society are pouring it in by the bucketful."
Anna 11. Shaw is another remarkable woman.
The scope of the congress this year is much
broader than it was last year. It takes in the
borne in its relations to the individual, the
municipality, the State and the Nation. Its
chief work will be in elevating the ideas of
by broadening our field we cannot fail to
increase the helpfulness of our work. It must
be a benefit to all women by opening their
eyes to their true sphere in life.
Miss Anthony and Miss Shaw have received
a perfect ovation at all the cities where they
stopped on their way west. At Cincinnati, St.
Louis, Kansas City, Denver, Leavenworth,
Cheyenne, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Reno
they were received with great acclaim. In
Salt Lake Miss Shaw spoke to 10,000 persons in
the Tabernacle. She. by the.way, was the first
woman to speak in that grand edifice in the
Mormon stronghold.
On the train Miss Anthony met Mrs. Leland
Stanford, and she writes me that they had a
delightful fellowship. She has often been Mrs.
Stanford's guest in Washington. During the
stay of Miss Shaw and Miss Anthony in this
City they will be the guests of Mrs. A. A. Sar
gent at 1630 Folsom street. Mrs. Sargent en
tertained Miss Anthony in Washington, and
also in Berlin while her late husband was
Minister to Germany.
Miss Shaw will occupy the pulpit in Dr.
McLean's church, Oakland, to-morrow morning.
In the evening she will deliver a sermon in the
First Congregational church on the corner of
Post and Mason streets.
In conclusion Mrs. Cooper said that she
had received a letter from Miss Anthony
yesterday stating that she ana Miss Shaw
were both in excellent health and in "fine
trim" for the labors of the congress.
Mrs. Garrison Gerst,*another enthusiastic
supporter of the new movement, said she
thought the congress this year would ac
complish much good, sayings "It is
broader in its scope and will undoubtedly
leave a lasting impression on the female
mind of the State and coast.' 1
Mrs. Charlotte Perkins Stetson said :
The majority of women arc either house-
I keepers or house-servants. Like the man who
: could not see the forest for the trees they can
not see the home on account of the housework.
The business of life is in making homes end
training children. We want to give the women
! a stronger perception that they cannot keep a
j home properly unless they know something
I outside of It. Home is too often only api m rc to
i ent and sleep, and our husbands >:d '■ • /hers
i are led to go elsewhere for the pie **T>r •, they
should find there.
The scope of the congress is much greater,
and I look for grand and enduring results from
the coming session.
Miss Phcebe W. Cousins will have her
headquarters at the Occidental Hotel in
this City during the Woman's Congress.
A Lady Donates a Bolt of Bandage
Muslin to the Hospital.
A lady called at the Receiving Hospital
yesterday morning and asked Dr. Pettit
for a sample of the muslin used for band
ages. She got. the sample, and a few hours
later a bolt of bandage muslin was deliv
ered at the hospital. The driver of the
delivery wagon handed Dr. Somers a letter,
which read as follows:
Dr. G. B. Somers— Dear Sir: I saw an article
in my Call this morning regarding the diffi
culty of obtaining: bandage muslin. In the
interest of the hospital I hereby take the
liberty of sending you a bolt of muslin for that
pjrpose,which 1 beg you to accept, with the
sincere wishes of a iriend of the hospital and
charity. __
There was no signature to the letter and
the donor is unknown. Dr. Somers was
delighted with the gift, as the supply was
nearly exhausted and there was little
chance of having it renewed.
A Church for Mill Valley.
The residenU of Eastland, Mill Valley, wel
come the announcement of Sunday evening
choral services, conducted by Rev. John Rea,
pastor of the Sausalito Congregational church.
Mr. Rea is widely known as a lover of music,
and has organized a promising choral society
in the valley. It is probable that a church
will soon be built in Mill Valley as a result of
his labors there.
"Seatbt'b," 1382 Market street, cheapest
place in the city to bay aiiiiaery* •
Insurance Men Declare That
Rates Here Were Ex
The Loss Ratio In San Francisco
Was Never Published for
Good Reasons.
The disruption of the late insurance
compact has at the beginning upset many
pet theories of those most prominent in
underwriting circles, one of which was an
unwritten understanding between the
members of the compact of an explanation
to property-owners and insurers as to the
actual necessity of fixing their rates at a
certain figure. The public had listened
attentively and heard these theories so
lone and patiently that it was almost if not
fully educated to believe what it heard and
abide by and cheerfully pay an exorbitant
Insurance men have been making some
little investigation as to actual premium
income and loss and say the rate is ex
orbitant. The former is a matter of
statistics and public record, but the latter
has been a result to the knowledge of
which the public has heretofore never Deen
An average premium ncome can stand a
loss ratio of 50 per cent and leave a fair
margin of profit for the stockholder. Or to
figure more accurately, let it be assumed
that from each $1 received 50 cents goes
for losses, 40 cents for management
expenses, leaving 10 cents or 10 per cent of
tne premium income for profit. It is true
that a 50-per-cent loss ratio is exceeded
some years, and is not reached in other
years, but in the end tiiis average is main
tained, and, as before, if the loss ratio does
not exceed 50 per cent, well-managed cor
porations are safe to declare the usual
dividend without encroaching upon the
There are two kinds of surplus. One is
the net surplus, which is the test of
strength measured by both policy-holder
and stockholder, namely, that which is left
to the stockholder after paying back the
entire capital and paying off every other
liability of the company. Next is the
policy-holder's surplus, which is the net
surplus after adding to it the amount of the
paid-in capital.
The result of the present rate war, which
has penetrated every insurance center on
the Pacific Coast, will be watched with
unusuai interest as to its effect upon the
surplus of the companies occupying this
Should the loss ratio not exceed 50 per
cent and the premium income equal that
of previous years, companies will show a
profitable margin in making their annual
statements in January, 18915. If the loss
ratio exceeds the 50 per cent mentioned so
seriously as to cause a diminution of profit
in this territory there may be some with
drawals from the list "of ninety companies
now transacting business here.
If so, the trouble lies in the fact that this
result may take from San Fraucisco some
of the stronger of tne leading companies
instead of the weaker ones. This would
be deplored by insurers, as there are many
who cannot be supplied by the insurance
already here. Such lines as those carried
at present by Murphy, Grant & Co., the
Phelan block and contents, Levi, Strauss
& Co., Whittier, Fuller & Co., the Golden
Rule Bazaar, the Sharon estate, the West
ern Meat Company, the Splivalo property,
and others, require more extended under
writing than is at present afforded by all
of the companies represented in this city.
The loss ratio in San Francisco is never
published. The natural inference is that
it is so low that the companies fear to do
so lest property-owners might be led to
feel that they were overcharged lure in
order to meet the losses incurred elsewhere
on the coast. This has for some time sug
gested the argument that the San Fran
cisco insurer is entitled to a lower rate of
Eremium — not as low as now prevailing,
ut from a fourth to a third less than what
is now known as the tariff rate fixed by
the late insurance compact.
Why a combination so far reaching in
its power, making this field so sure of
profit to each and all its members, should
fail is beyond the ordinary understanding.
It has been said that members did not work
for the common good, but that each one
appeared to be training himself in skill, so
as to see what he could prevent the other
members from having. Underwriters ac
customed to losing their heads in their
regular legislative sessions are just apt to
lose their heads in the conduct of their
individual concerns during the present
demoralization. It may teach a wholesome
lesson, and in the end work a benefit to
both the insurer and the insured. There
are a few in the fold who do not see the
gloomy outcome that older heads are pre
dicting. The low rates now prevailing
have induced a great deal of new or addi
tional insurance where lines are carried,
and are creating many lines which did not
exist at all during the period of high
The deepest cutting is confined largely
to dwellings, all of which are not reached,
and it is safe to say that not one-fourth of
the insurance carried on residence prop
erties has either been canceled or renewed
at the reduced figures.
Prospect of the Speedy Settlement of
the Controversy Over a
- Large Estate.
Judge Sanderson yesterday heard a con
tinuation of the suit of Harmon J. T ilden
and C. L. Tilden, executors of the estate of
David Hunter, against Joan N. Q. Hunter,
to quiet title to a large amount of prop
erty. The property comprises land at the
following locations:
San Francisco — Pine street and Belden place,
Harlan place and Grant avenue, Grant avenue
and Sutter street, Bush street and Grant ave
nue, Geary and Larkin streets, Van Ness ave
nue and Ellis street, Ellis and Laguna streets;
land in Odd Fellows' Cemetery.
Oakland— Sixth and Jefferson streets, Santa
Clara avenue and Sherman street.
The issue seems to turn upon a deed of
gift which Mrs. Hunter declares she ob
tained from her husband, comprising all
the property in controversy. Some inter
esting testimony was introduced yester
day as to this deed and the case was sub
Mrs. Hunter testified that her husband
died on May 8, 1893, leaving a will dated
March 21,1893; that on January 9, 1889,
she received a deed from her husband, giv
ing her all his real and personal property
wheresoever situated in Consideration of
love and affection. Mrs. Hunter did not
know where the deed was. Her husband
had acknowledged and duly delivered it.
The witness had given it to Attorney Til
den, at that time her husband's attorney,
for safekeeping, and Tilden had refused to
give it back.
Mrs. Hunter's attorney admitted that
the deed had been destroyed by Mr. Hun
ter. Mrs. Hunter did not know that it had
been destroyed.
James Benson, secretary of the Odd Fel
lows' Savings Bank, said that Mr.JHunter
told him in May, 1890, that he and Mrs.
Hunter had made deeds to each other of
all their respective property, and that the
deeds had Deen delivered, so that there
might be no trouble.
Mrs. Jennie Lewis, a friend of the fam
ily, corroborated the testimony as to Mr.
Hunter having made a deed of all his
property to his wife.
Attorney Warren Gregory, representing
the devisees under the will, stated that he,
with Attorneys Payson, Deuprey, Pringle
& Boyd, McCormack & Donohoe, Stanly,
Hayes & McJEneraey, representing other
heirs, had stipulated to accept the decree
of the court.
Attorney Tilden introduced deeds show
ing that the title of the lands in question
was, at the time of David Hunter's death,
vested in him and the case was submitted.
It appears that besides the realty in con
troversy there is other property acquired
since the execution of the rteed, including
some $80,000 in coin and certain realty.
The Weil-Known Singer Gets Judgment
and Execution Against Grace
Mrs. Eunice Westwater, the well-known
contralto, who, after a long engagement as
a member of the Grace Church choir, was
suddenly dropped by the new music com
mittee of the church in last February, has
just won her first victory in the dispute
that followed. At the time of her unex
pected dismissal Mrs. Westwater asserted
that a specific verbal contract existed be
tween herself and Rev. Dr. Foute, by which
six months' notice was to be given by
either party before the termination of the
engagement. Quite a heated discussion of
this and other choir matters within the
church followed.
Several weeks ago Mrs. Westwater, by
the advice of her husband, Robert
Westwater, employed W. W. Foote and A.
T. Vogelsang to take her grievance to the
courts, and the first legal step was to sue
in the Justices' court for the six months'
salary claimed.
Russell J. Wilson represented Grace
church and requested three continuances
of the case, which were granted by the
plaintiff. On last Thursday the time
granted by the last continuance expired,
and as Grace Church had not put in any
appearance by either demurrer or answer
judgment by default was taken for $210
and costs and Mrs. Westwater secured an
execution against Grace Church.
It is stated that a suit for heavy damages
will be filed in a few days in the Superior
Court, and when that suit comes to trial it
is likely^that there will be some very in
teresting proceedings.
Great Preparations Being Made
for the Coming Grad
A Week of Festal Spirit and Social
Events Arranged for the
Beginning next Friday afternoon a week
of jollity and rejoicing will be passed by
the students of Stanford University, the
week to begin with a big baseball game
and to end with the commencement exer
cises of the graduating class of '95. The
week will include all kinds of student cele
brations, hops, dances and games, and
committees have been at work at the ar
rangements for months in order that no
hitch may mar the course of events, and
nothing shall be left out which would add
to the pleasure of the occasion.
On Friday afternoon, May 24, the festivi
ties will open with a game of baseball be
tween the retiring senior class and tne
faculty. Grave and reverend President
Jordan will play first base and will cap
tain the faculty team, and some of the
most prominent of the professors will play
in the faculty nine. It promises to be an
interesting game. Following the game, on
Friday evening, the ladies of the faculties
—that is, the wives and daughters of the
faculty — will give a reception in Roble
Hall to the senior class.
Saturday morning there will be a tennis
tournament on the Ensina court, as the
college tennis ground is called, which will
call out all the best racket wielders of Stan
ford. On that same afternoon the presi
dent of the outgoing sophomore class will
present the incoming sophomore class
with a cane, the symbol of a sophomore's
dignity. With this for an excuse the
sophomores, both old and new, will go
into ecstacies, and the whole college will
join in their glee. On Saturday night
there will be a dance in Roble Hall.
On Bunday morning the students will
attend church, when the baccalaureate
sermon will be preached by Professor
Thomas R. Bacon of the University of
California. On Monday morning a stu
dents' rendition of "Pinafore" will be
given in the college hall, and in the after
noon of the same day the class-day exer
cises will be held, and the '95 oak will be
formally dedicated to the memory of the
graduating class.
The '9s tree is a tall stalwart black oak
which stands just in front of the quad
rangle. It was long ago adopted by the
class of '95 as its own particular property,
and so one of the principal features of the
class-day exercises will be the fastening of
a silver plate on its snarled old heart. On
the plate will be the name and claim of
the class upon the venerable giant of the
forest. The usual class-day exercises will
be held before sundown, and then every
thing will give way to the great "senior
hop." That will be "the last social event of
the college which the class of '95 will give.
The arrangements arc under the care of
the following committee: George Strat
ton (chairman), Miss Stinson, Miss Brim,
W. H. Harrelson, A. P. Fraser, Dana Sim
mons and George Bancroft Jr. No time or
money has been spared to make the affair
a success.
On Tuesday the Alumni Association will
take up the festivities. On the morning of
that day they wiil hold a "symposium, at
which remarks for the good of the associa
tion and the college will be in order, and
in the afternoon the association will hold
a business meeting. Tuesday evening will
be the best of all, for a grand promenade
concert will be given in the quadrangle.
There will be over 2000 lanterns lighting
the arches and corridors, a full military
band will furnish music and a stereopticon
will throw its brilliant pictures on a thirty
foot screen at one side. The pictures will
portray a history of the graduating class.
Each of the girls' fraternities will take a
portion of the arcade, and each wiil lavish
decorations to suit its own taste. Under
the quaint, old-fashioned arches refresh
ments of all kinds will be served.
On Wednesday three days of festivity
and celebration will culminate in the com
mencement day exercises of the class of
'95. There will be no student essays nor
long speeches. Professor Stillman of
Stanford will deliver the commencement
address and President Jordan will deliver
the diplomas. The week of festivities will
be under the charge of a hard-worked com
mencement committee, composed of the
following: Lewis Howell Smith (chair
man), Miss Maud Jones, Miss Nettie Stadt
muller, "W. E. Winship, C. K. Fields, T. H.
Pomeroy and W. C. Hazzard. It is ex
pected to make the commencement over
top anything that has been previously
Music at the Park To-Day.
The programme of music at Golden Gate
Park to-day will be as follows:
March, "Jean Ban"... Wettge
Overture. "Jolly Robbers"..". Suppe
Potpourri, "From the Great Masters" Leroux
tuphonium solo, -The Bohemian Girl" Balfe
_ Walter Coiverd.
Descriptive, "Cavalry Charee"....^.... i.ueders
Overture. "Rienzi" Wagner
Selection. "I Lombard!" Verdi
Waltz, "Espania" Waldteuiel
Selection, "Robin Hood" R. de Koven
"Dragoon's Call" '."'. Eilenberg
The Crooks Will Contest.
Judge Coffey has cited Jonathan J. Crooks
and Stonewall Jackson Crooks, executors of
the estate of Jason Crooks, and all the devisees
under the will, to appear in court, before July
15 next to show cause why the probate of the
will should not be revoked.
Special Baggage Notice.
Round-trip transfer tickets on sale at re
duced rates at our office only. One trunk,
round trip, 50 cents ; single trip, 35 cents.
Morton Special Delivery. 31 Geary street,
408 Taylor street aad Oakland ferry depot.*
They Meet and Effect a Per
manent Organization for
Their Duty Will Be to Preserve
the Valley Railway for
The board of trustees of the San Fran
cisco and San Joaquin Valley Railway
Company effected a permanent organiza
tion yesterday.
At a meeting held by the board at 10
a. m. in the railway offices, 321 Market
street, the representative men comprising
that important body selected their officers
and talked over many matters connected
with organization.
The full board was present, Adolph B.
Spreckels, Lovell White, Daniel Meyer,
James Cross, Tliomas Brown, James D.
Phelan, C. de Guigne, O. D. Baldwin and
F. W. Van Sicklen appearing on the scene
early and participating in the deliberations
of the board.
After some preliminary conversation
Thomas Brown of the Bank of California
was elected president, Lovell White vice-
E resident, James D. Phelan secretary and
'aniel Meyer assistant secretary.
The burden of the debate was a general
review of the situation and the work to be
performed by them, as well as a conscien
tious consideration of their duties as trus
tees of the Valley Railway enterprise. Tne
by-laws of the corporation were discussed
informally, and ,the secretary was in
structed to send a copy of them to each
trustee, so that the members may be
familiar with the laws and regulations
when the time comes for a formal discus
A meeting will be held by the trustees
next Tuesday morning, and now that
they have fully organized and perfected
all preliminary arrangements they intend
to enter on their duties at this session.
No doubt they will bring to their task
quite as much enthusiasm and vigor as
has characterized the efforts of the direc
The stock trust was formed on April 5
last for the purpose of insuring the per
manence oi reduced rates, and also of com
petition through the Valley Railroad. With
nine such men to control the stock there
can be no possibility of a designing capi
talist in the nature of a railway opponent
buying blocks of Valley road stock, and
thereby securing dominion of the enter
In the pooling agreement there occurs
the following preamble, which fully ex
plains the importance and necessity for
the stock trust:
And Whereas, The rates of charge for the
transportation of the crops and products of this
State, from the interior to the seaboard, and of
merchandise from the seaboard to the Interior
of the State, have hitherto been excessive, op
pressive to the people of the State, and de
structive to its industry and commerce, and all
the parties hereto that have become subscrib
ers to the stock of the San Francisco and San
Joaquin Valley Railroad Company have sub
scribed therefore and undertaken the construc
tion of said railway, for the purpose of effect
ing a permanent reduction in the cost of trans
portation between the City and port of San
Francisco and the great interior valley of the
State, by the construction and operation of said
road as a competitive means of transportation
between said points; and the said parties re
cognizing that in order to insure the mainte
nance of such reduction of transportation rates
as th» fixed policy of the said company, and to
insure the permanence of its competition, the
voting power of the stock must be confided to
nine trustees, who shall by its exercise in the
choice of directors and otherwise, effect those
The agreement has a covenant that the
trustees shall not vote stock for the bene
fit of any competing railway corporation
nor lease or consolidate the road with any
company owning or operating parallel
lines. So for ten years at least the integ
rity of the San Francisco and San Joaquin
Valley Railroad shall be preserved, ana ac
cording to law there can be no coalition
with the Southern Pacific Company.
Meeting of the General Committee
From G. A. It. Posts— An Ora
tor Wanted.
The Memorial day committee, consisting
of representatives of the local posts of the
G. A. R., met at department headquarters,
St. Ann's building, last evening to give
finishing touches to the programme of
memorial exercises May 30. There was a
good attendance throughout the evening
and Chairman J. H. Bantield dispatched
the business in hand without delay. Com
mittee reports announced that Light Bat
tery D, Fifth United States Artillery, Lieu
tenant Roberts commanding, would fire
minute guns at the cemetery, and that
George A. Knight, owing to business en
gagements, could not accept the ornce of
orator. The League of the Cross Cadets
accepted the committee's invitation to join
the procession May 30 and the ladies of
Garfield Relief Corps promised to assist in
the decorations.
Invitations to join the parade were
ordered to be sent to the Swiss sharp
shooters, Swiss rifles, Eintrach rifle section,
French Zouaves, Garibaldi Guards, Italian
sharpshooters, Juarez Guard, Schutzen
Verein and Lafayette Guards.
A point was raised by a comrade that
some of the members of these armed
organizations did not want to test the
"Oh, never mind the law," said the
chairman; "I understand there is no
penalty for its violation."
Three garrisons— Golden Gate, General
Can by and California — promised through
representatives present at the meeting to
consolidate as one garrison and join the
procession. These garrisons consist of ex
soldiers who are not members of the Grand
Charles Edelman, grand marshal, at
tended the session and informed the com
mittee that his aids would be appointed in
due time.
The chairman told the committee to
hustle around and get an orator. Some
one suggested that William S. Barnes,
District Attorney, might consent to accept
the place, and another comrade thought
that Mr. Barnes would not care to be asked
now that George A. Knight had been first
After Brigadier-General Warfield takes
command of the Second Brigade, N. G. C,
the committee will confer with him re
garding the escort of State troops.
Ernest L.abot Found Guilty of Battery
by Judge Low.
Ernest Labot, bellboy at the Sutherland
House, was convicted in Judge Low's
court yesterday morning of battery, and
will appear for sentence to-morrow.
Labot was riding a wheel on Golden
Gate avenue on March 4, and at Franklin
street he knocked down Maggie Hanna, a
young girl who was crossing the street.
Witnesses testified that Labot appeared
to be riding at a speed of thirty miles an
The young girl was seriously injured by
the accident. She was taken to St. Mary's
Hospital, and for several weeks her life was
despaired of. She was able to appear in
court yesterday, but she is still very weak.
Judge Low advised Labot to pay the
medical fees for the girl, otherwise it would
be the harder for him.
Piles! Piles I Mac's Infallible Pile Cure.
Cures all cases of blind, bleeding, itching and
protruding piles. Price 50 cents. A. Mcßoyle
it Co., druggists, 504 Washington street. •
Public attention is called to our enor-
mous stock of WASH DRESS FABRICS,
consisting of PRINTED SATEENS,
CUTTA CLOTHS I2\c a yard.
1200 pieces 36-INCH FINE SHIRTING
PERCALES 12Jc a yard.
All New Designs.
25c a yard.
50 Different Pattern*.
1000 pieces INDIA SEERSUCKERS 10c
a yard.
Shirred Effects.
Wo respectfully invite our patrons to inspect the
above goods at their earliest opportunity.
t&~ Country orders receive prompt attention.
gtf Goods delivered free in San Rafael, Sausallto, Biithedale
Mill Valley, Oakland, Alameda and Berkeley.
111, 113, 115, 117, 119, 121 POST STREET.
A Practical Test Is at Last
Made on the Ferry
Running a Twelve-Ton Roller Over
Jthe Concrete— An Extraordi
nary Pressure.
It was proved beyond & doubt yesterday
that the ferry foundation is solid enough
to hold over 120 times the required weight
according to plans and specifications.
An immense roller weighing more than
25,000 pounds was kept constantly running
over the foundation for two hours, and if
there was a cracked arch or a weakened
p ; er it could not be located.
The great machine was run over a couple
of two-inch planks and the entire weight
dropped from the planks on to the con
Professor Soule wasjunder the arch upon
which the roller was dropped, but not the
slightest moveioent was perceptible and
not a speck of dust fell upon the professor.
The work of tunneling the pier is still in
progress, the center not having yet been
reached. The tunnel is two feet in width
and three feet in height.
The professors will say nothing of their
findings, but State Engineer Holmes is
highly jubilant.
"The concrete is better even than I dared
hope," said Mr. Holmes yesterday, "and
the report of the professors will show how
far former experts carried the work of ex
perting. There has not been an assertion
made against the work which has been
boorne out — in fact, which has not been
disproved. Mr. Stllwell wanted to make a
test of the concrete by putting on it four
or five times the amount it was supposed
to support. This morning the experts put
120 times the required amount of weight
on the foundation and it stood the test. On
the main roller of the machine is concen
trated in an area of 4 inches in width and 5
feet in length 17,600 pounds and this means
a pressure of 10,000 pounds to the square
"It is estimated by the best authorities
that if you pack a number of people in a
certain space the pressure will only be
eighty pounds to the square foot. The
amount of weight put on the foundation
this morning was 125 times that number of
pounds. I was not afraid of the roller
test, for I advocated it a long time ago.
"Mr. Moore said the arches were
cracked, but that test doesn't look much
like it. Professors Soule and Marx have
picked up pier 15 to tunnel, and they have
been surprised at the hardness of the con
crete, and they expected to be through
with it before this, but it has kept them
busy sharpening their drills.
"Mr. Marx told me that he testified be
fore the Grand Jury that the concrete,
judging from the samples that he had
taken out, was of an inferior quality. He
says now though that that statement is
n ot borne out by actual experience. I
think that when the professors get through
with their examination the foundation will
be shown to be superior to the require
"Governor Budd is reported to have said
that the investigation has resulted in mak
ing the contractors do better work than
before. There are a number of pile butts
which were driven and cut off in last Sep
tember. They will average eighteen inches
in diameter, and the specifications call for
sixteen inches."
Another Bad Gang in the -Western
Addition Arrested.
The Western Addition is not yet rid of
boy burglars.
Policemen Harry Reynolds and Dono
van, who have been specially detailed to
break up the gangs, arrested three more
boys on Friday and yesterday on suspicion
of committing several burglaries. They
gave the names of Frank Smith, alias
Coonoy, Joe Hess and Hugh Torf-ens.
Smithhas served three years in the Indus
trial School and Hess is not unknown to
the police
Tfiey broke into a house on SteineT
street on Friday afternoon and stole $3 and
a gold ring. They were identified yester
day by a lady and a boy who saw tnem
leaving the house. They have not yet
been charged, as the police are awaiting
their further identification.
On Account of a Blander His Case Will
Be Again Tried.
John W. Flood, ex-cashier of the Dono
hoe-Kelly Bank, was arrested by Detective
Anthony yesterday afternoon on three
Superior Court bench warrants charging
him with felony.
Flood was recently sentenced by Judge
Wallace to seven years' imprisonment in
San Quentin, but all proceedings in the
case were invalidated in consequence of
Police Judjxe Joachimsen omitting to sign
the commitments, which were the legal
documents holding Flood to answer before
the Superior Court.
District Attorney Barnes appeared be
fore the Grand Jury on Friday and at his
request new indictments were found
against Flood, for whose arrest bench war
rants were issued.
Sharp's Bail.
Frank H. Sharp, accused of embezzling
$10,000 from the estate of Joseph Spamer, of
which he was administrator, was yesterday
admitted to bail by Judge Belcher in the sum
of $2500. The case went over to June 1.
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