OCR Interpretation


The San Francisco call. [volume] (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, June 28, 1906, Image 1

Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside; Riverside, CA

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85066387/1906-06-28/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?


Thumbnail for 1

WEATHER FORECAST.
For San Francisco and vicin
ity: Fair Thursday; fresh west
wind.
VOLUME C— XO. 28.
INSISTS ON ADJUSTMENT OF LOSSES TO BANKS AND LARGE ESTATES
Committee of Fifteen, Which Stands as the Executive Body of the Undent Public Opinion to Urge Action
Insurance committees have been appointed to adjust the losses of big banking corporations and estates. The financial center of San Francisco is thus reached by the insurance companies. The committee of fifteen, the ex*
ecutive body of the fire underwriters, has urged that reports be made as soon as possible. They will deal with the value of property before the fire, earthquake :W other factors in arriving at a settlements
CAPTAIN BRADLEY
REFUSES POSITION
Will Not Superintend the Crocker
School Relief Warehouse.
Commission Appoints Captain Murry
to Take Charge of Stores.
Lively Discussion Takes Place Over
Complaint of Father Rogers.
Captain Bradley of the United States army has re
fused to accept the position of superintendent of the
Crocker School warehouse. He was offered the place
and the accompanying salary of $200 per month at a
meeting of the relief commission yesterday, but he de
clared that he could not accept money for civilian duty
and he did not have the time to give to the overseeing
of a relief warehouse. "Captain Murry has volunteered
to take the post," he told the commission. "I would
gladly assume the responsibility, but family and profes
sional affairs make my acceptance impossible."
General Greely, in justification of the position taken
by the army officers, said yesterday: "The practice of
accepting compensation for duties performed by officers
on leave of absence has long been approved by the War
Department, Congress and generals in command. In
such cases officers are on half pay and cannot afford
to give their services gratis." '
GASTON TO COMMAND CAMPS.
The commission, upon hearing the decision of Cap
tain Bradley, decided to assign Captain Murry, whom
they already had in mind for head of the transportation
department, to the position vacated by Captain Bradley.
He will head both departments, receiving a compensation
of $200 per month. Major Gaston was unanimously
elected to take charge of all the camps. He was granted
the power to appoint all subordinates, subject to the
approval of the commission. Lieutenant H. S. Johnson
was retained as quartermaster and Captain Madden as
his adjunct. , \u25a0 .
Captain Kilian will remain in charge of the Moulder
School until he receives orders to the contrary from his
commanding officer. He will receive the regular salary
01 $roo a month.
The revet commUsion^pent- the greater part of its
session in* considering its"plan of special relief now
before the finance committee for consideration. Two
week* will see the end of the present system. In taking
up this work it is the plan of the commission to secure
the co-operation of all the church and charitable or
ganizations of the city. To . facilitate this the Red
Cross is preparing a directory of all such societies estab
lished in the city.
COMMISSION SPLITS.
It was along this line of special relief through societies
that the commission ran up against the first snag of dis
sension.
Father Rogers of the parish of St. Patrick appeared
at the meeting and complained that through ,Somt slip
in the machinery of distribution of supplies bis parish,
and especially the St. Vincent de Paul Society and the
Sisters of Charity, engaged in conducting a sewing school
for young ladies, had not been able to receive cloth for
dresses. He stated that the work of the institution was
seriously impeded. He declared the purpose of the
school was to keep the girls from the evil influence of
idleness. Chairman Dr. Devine called upon Dr. Howard,
who has charge of the district in which St. Patrick's
parish is located, who testified that whenever Father
Rogers or Father Tobin of the Mission Dolores had
called upon him for supplies he had granted the requests
of the tuo clergymen in question. If the goods had not
been supplied at any time, he said, it was because the}'
\tere not in the warehouses.
MORAN MAKES MOTION.
Upon this hearing Commissioner Moran made a motion
to the effect that the St. Vincent de Paul Society be
given the privilege of drawing directly upon the relief
stores, dispensing with the medium of the civil chairman
of the district. Moran furthermore added another mo
tion making it possible for all societies of this sort to
obtain aid direct. Dr. Devine foresaw in this move the
final death of the present plan of distribution. At the
completion of the discussion Moran withdrew his sec
ond motion, but refused to withdraw his first motion.
Dr. Devine protested that the action would be one of dis
crimination. Upon calling for a vote Colonel Pippy up
held the motion and it was carried over Dr. Devine.
Mrs. John F. Merrill, vice president of the California
branch of the Red Cross Society, was called on for her
idea of the situation. She declared that the whole trou
ble lay in the fact that the supplies were not procured at
headquarters as fast as they should. Upon that topic
she spoke as follows: "Supplies are not on hand when
we want them. That is the keynote of the trouble. The
system at present is admirable and without it we could
do nothing. We must keep the system. People have
been turned away from relief stations time and time
again, it is true, but the cause of this is that the ware
houses lacked the articles asked for. Doubtless many
people have become discouraged. We have only one
fault to find with the plan; the districts are too large
and the number of people who apply at the stations
cause the long waits complained about."
MANY UNATTACHED WOMEN.
Mrs. Merrill stated that the Red Cross and Associated
Charities overlapped in their work and she wished each
assigned to some specific duty. Chairman Devine re
quested Mrs. Merrill to state what she thought the Red
Cross ladies could best attend to. She stated that the
society had in view the establishment of centers of sew
ing and recreation. These institutions will serve to take
care of the great number of unattached young women
in the camps. "This is to be our great work," stated
the well-known charity worker. "The majority of these
women have never done anything. They don't know
how to do anything and a great many don't want to
learn to do anything.
"We have divic>,d the women, into four classes. There
.ire the highly respectable women, who wish to work,
but are unable to do so because of ignorance of any
trade; then come the respectable, who will not work;
the unfortunates, who might be reformed, - and those
who are hopeless. In the camps at Harbor View we
find 119 unattached women, at the Potrero 160 at Camp
Lobos 50, at Jefferson Square 150, at Camp No. 1, at the
Presidio 150 and'.n Camp No. 2 103."
The commission heard this report and one from Miss
Eves, who has/charge of the sewing bureau at the
Hearst School. It decided to give the Red Cross full
authority to act and to assist in securing names of the
needy in the various camps.
Major Gaston reported that he would need at least
•ix automobile* for bis 'department. '
The San Francisco Call.
RELATIVES
STAND BY
MURDERER.
V i A/Hl' Dl J J i
rorty Millions \u25a0rledgep to
the Defense of Young
Thaw.
Famous Attorney Engaged
to Represent the
d •
rnsoner.
Detectives Gathering Evi
dence in Justification
of the Crime.
SPECIAL DISPATCH TO THE CALL.
Relatives of Harr}%Thaw,
the Pittsburg millionaire
who murdered Stanford
White, assert that they will
expend every cent of the
$40,000,000 family estate,
if necessary, to obtain his
freedom.
. PITTSBURG. June 27.— The last of
the Thaw relatives, headed. by.'.BenJa
min Thaw, a half-brother of Harry X.'
Thaw, , left . for.-Xew.. -York-todaj<-»t«-»a«^
sist in trying, to rescue young .Thaw
from the depth of trouble in which; he
has plunged himself. .The .party left
well satisfied that Harry was "more
sinned against than sinning. There
was 'a conference" between members of
the family and attorneys here before
the .start was made for Xew York, and
later It was announced that the Thaw
family would'spend every cent of- the
$40,000,000 estate, if necessary, to clear
the skirts of the young man who killed
Stanford White. •
Early today a cablegram was sent to
Europe instructing Attorney D. T.
Watson, a famous Pittsburg man now
traveling in Europe, to meet Mrs. Wil
liam Thaw on her arrival- at Liverpool
by the Minneapolis and confer with her
regarding the defense, .urs. Thaw is ex
pected to land not later than Saturday,
and it is believed Watson will be heard
from at New York within a few hours
after the steamship touches.
At the Pltlsburg offices of Watson it
was not denied this afternoon that the
prominent attorney had been asked to
take the case of young Thaw. Watson
is one of the best-known lawyers in
the country. He gained fame. in pass
ing upon the Alaskan boundary claims
with Senator P. C. Knox, and also won
some large traction cases in .Chicago
recently. He was discussed as a gu
bernatorial possibility on the Demo
cratic ticket in Pennsylvania recently,
but declined to run.
The Pittsburg bureau of detectives
today received some interesting in
structions from the East and will take
a hand In gathering testimony likely
to assist Thaw in his trial at New
York.
THAW PItOXOITXCED SAKE.
Allenlstn Make Itrport After Examlon
tlon of the J'rlsonfr.
NEW YORK, June 27.— That Harry
X- Thaw, the slayer of Stanford White,
is perfectly sane was the report made
today by the alienists retained by the
District Attorney's office to* examine
into the prisoner's mental tcondltion.
This report was made after the physi
cians had spent an hour : with Thaw;
who, in defiance of the advice of his
counsel, former Judge Olcott, refused
to answer any questions and declared
that nothing short of actual force
would compel him to submit to a
physical examination.
When the committee of. physicians
called upon the prisoner Thaw said
firmly, as the first member was Intro
duced to him by Dr. Allan. McLane
"Hamilton, retained for the defense:
"I beg your pardon; I will answer no
questions whatever." .
Then began conversation .on trivial
subjects with Dr. Austin Flint: and Dr.
Hamilton, Thaw deftly parrying any
questions' that had" anyi bearing, upon
his mental or physical condition.
Finding, him obdurate the doctors hur
riedly summoned Olcott, ' but to him
Thaw vehemently reiterated his deter
mination to answer no questions.
"You can. put it down to the condi
tion of my feelings -if you will.'v said
Thaw. "My nerves are unstrung; their
tension is great. I^will not be exam
ined to-day."
Pressed for a clearer cause for his
refusal' he said:
"I haven't any; I h^ve none at all.
Put it down to obstinacy, if you wish."
He had Ipromlsed Olcott before the
examiners met to submit-to the exam
ination. " : . . . . 7
VThis refusal' will hurt you," Olcott
is said to hav^ pleaded.*^
."I don't care. Nothing but "absolute
force will get me to allow myself to
be examined or to ; say anything today.
I think I first ought to talk with Dr.
Hamilton and then have a talk . with
Mr. Delafleld. Later I will tell you
whether I will talk with the. committee
or not."- \u25a0 .-> v .\u25a0' J '\u25a0 ' . ' : '-.v-'" ,''\u25a0-.'..''\u25a0-.- *;'-^-
He was then taken back to hiS \u25a0 cell.
Olcott, said later that he was unable
Continued Con Pace 2, Column 5,
SAN FRANCISCO, :TmjRSDAYi; JUNE : ~ 28, "1906.
GIVES LIE
TO HEARST
IN SENATE
Baileyy of Texas Replies
to Cosmopolitan s
Defends the Memory of
the Lite Arthur P.
Gorman.
Members and Gallery Ap
plaud Excoriation
f rji
ot honor.
WASHINGTON, June '27.— The first
reply in the Senate to "the series of
articles running in the Cosmopolitan
Magazine under the head of "The Trea
son of' the Senate" was made .today, by
Senator Bailey of Texas, who spoke es
pecially of the attack upon himself and
generally of the attacks upon • other
Senators. . .".'-; ' ".'-".
The Texas Senator read a. portion of
his speech from , manuscript and he
spoke with even more than his ordinary
deliberation. Beginning with' the state
ment that he did not make it la-prac
tice to J take notice ,of criticisms, he
said that the fa'ct;that the Cosmopoli
tan ' was '"\u25a0 owned", by' a' member- of Con-
gress took this case out of the general
T^ier^He pi tn^Ti^Ts^kVs*bf''i'TeTpubllslJea
matter^ * s ./'false, and but
said that he' didnot'propose'to consider
it from a personal. standpoint ''because
if is of a- kind which, if : dealt, witru'ip
that way,, would require a. different
place." •- He then added: \. : . '\u25a0\u25a0''\u25a0•\u25a0
; "Indeed; if I considered It purely, and
only from a personal point, of -view/I
should not regard it as worthy:; of any
notice; for' nothing which thisVmaga
zine can say will injure me with my
constituents or in the estimation- of
those with whom I have served in '
either House of Congress. \u25a0
"But," he went on. "I cannot free
myself from the belief that I owe it to
the American people to' show, them
what manner of men 'these are who
are striving to destroy popular' faith i
in the integrity of all public servants."
DEFENDS A DEAD SEXATOR.
He said that he had been informed
that several months ago the Cosmopoli
tan had been sold to W.'.R. Hearst and
that immediately afterward the "Trea
son of the Senate" articles had begun
to appear. He declared that instead
of being written with care and with
; regard to truth these articles "have
been "so manifestly designedto preju
dice rather than to inform the public
that intelligent men have laid them
aside in absolute disgust." Still some
persons seemed/to expect replies.
He did not feel entirely at liberty to
speak of the attacks upon living Sen
ators, but considered himself not thus
bound with reference to the article
about Senator Gorman, who, he said,
had been grossly abused ..when- on his
deathbed -and even pursued - In . the
grave. He called attention to the ; : fact
that the, magazine articles were^based
upon the assumption of a secret agree
ment between Republican .and; Demo
cratic Senators for corrupt purposes.
Bailey quoted the charge that' Sen
ator Gorman had conspired with- Sen
ator Aldrich to shape the Wilson-Gor
man tariff bill so as to cheat the pub
lic, saying that it was not true and
that if the author of the article had
desired to learn the truth he could
easily have done so. " .
"Whether," he said, "he knows the
facts and deliberately misstated- them,
or whether he merely- pretends to
know them when, he does': not he is
equally unworthy of belief."
Bailey then :; called attention to the
fact, that, Instead of .Gorman being
chairman of the finance committee, as
was charged, he was- not at: that time
even amember of it. 1 /.'".
ANSWERS PERSONAL, ATTACK. '
Taking up the article in which he
had been assailed," Bailey said that the
•writer; had been of even? more
vicious misrepresentations than .those
made .in respect \ tor Senator 'Gorman."
In the Gorman case, he said, the mis
representation astothe committee po
sition .might not, have- been Intentional,
but "no such extenuation .can be of-
fered .for his /misrepresentation! in re-;
sped to. me, because: he, 'read the "Rec
ord,: which he distinctly misrepresents
in some particulars and '«• deliberately
suppresses in others." '
Bailey discussed at' length the 'charge",
in the magazine artlcle.thathe.had lent
himself.to a scheme- whereby the anti
trust: law of Texas had been evaded by,
a foreign corporation. ; Of . this he r said
that it i had \ been "thoroughly investi
gated ', by the 'very/ Legislature .'.which
elected me to the Senate,' -and it^was
shown to be so entirely unjust !and ab-'
surd " that -. the Tdecent ; men .among- "my
most implacable- enemies \ in- Texas, no
longer discuss; lt."9.~'.\''"^"~-Y>-'.
\u25a0 The Texas ;; Senator ; also made ; ref er-^
ence to the - magazine.; charge ; that -;he
had "' been J a par tyi to ; ah ,' effort \ to * cheat
the Indians, of Indian-Territory,:^ out ; of
their, coat lands," which would have been
successful' but:lfor ; the , efforts f.of; Sen
ator La Follette/, He \called): upon \; La*
Follette ? to :-say..i.whether: ( he^ (Bailey)'
had not X with*. La --Follette*
in what' the' latter, had done. ;' •
Continued on I'aue ; %' C#lumn ; <fc.i \u25a0:
MRS. S. HUNTINGTON
GOES TO LAST REST
AT ADVANCED AGE
MEMBER -OF -NOTED " FAMILY. WHO
PASSED AWAY IN .THIS CITY
'YESTERDAY . MORNING.' ' , .
Passes; Away; Surrounded
- by Members pl-iner
Family. • ,
•Mrs; Solon - Huntington }. passed ; away
quietly yesterday ;morning. at the resi
dence of her daughter." Mrs. E/'B. Hol
laday, 2215 Buchanan street."" In at
tendance at her bedside at the time of
her death, besides Mr. and Mrs. Holla
day,' were her two sons. H. E/, Hunt
ington and W. V. Huntington. :', The
other members of 'her family here were
immediately summoned!
"Mrs. Huntingdon's death was not un
expected, as -for the last few months
her health had ] been poor, and' for the
last two weeks; she\ had been afflicted
with heart failure". ~ Up to the last she
was In perfect", possession of all . her
senses and was fully > aware of her con
dition. : : -\u25a0 ' "• ' . ;
Mrs. Huntington was Miss Harriet
Saunders... She was born' August 10,
1821, at Burnt Hills. -Saratoga: County.
New York. rOn"June,;2, 1840, she mar
ried Solon. Huntington and' went to live
at Oneonta, ,-N. V., and has- resided in
the home she went to as . a bride ever
since, expecting.-. when uhe mace trips
to the. coast to visit of 'her
family living .. here. She^ has been In
this State since ; last .December, spend
ing part of.:her timei in! this city and
part in- Los Angeles. \u25a0'
; Mrs. Huntington, was much Interest
ed In church work and -for over sixty
years' had been "identified with the
Presbyterian 'church. " She was endowed
witha strong mind and' possessed of a
loving and tender' disposition,.; which
greatly endeared her, to all with whom
she came incontact.
'There will - be-^-no funeral • services
held hereV" except ' private Services for
the'i'family. '" , <The remains will' be taken
East; tonight in a 'private 'o;ir, : by.H..,H
Huntington and' Mrs; 'Holladay.. . They
will be .-.-buried \u25a0 beside * those of }. Solon
Huntington .at \u25a0' Oneonta. "He -.-was ;a
brother of the late Collls < P.* Huhting
'toh':^:";l^ \u25a0\u25a0':\u25a0 -," \u25a0':."-J, \u25a0\u25a0;.'\u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0.•.; :. : .
Mrs. Huntington * leaves • the ? follow
ing children: .Mrs. lE. B. Holladay of
this city. H.- E. Huntington of h.os An
geles, .W. V. Huntington of this, city
and * : Mrs. B. W. Foster of Huntington.
W. Va.
The grandchildren of the .- deceased
are Howard E. Huntlngton. .Mrs. Gil
bert B. Perkins, Mrs. J. B." Metcalf,; Mrs!
J.» D. : Spreckela "Jr., Miss Marian 'Hunt
ingtoh. Miss -Helen :H. Holladay and
Collls H.'Huntington. : '
.Her great-grandchildren are - Eliza
beth Huntingdon' and Marie H. Spreck
els. \u25a0;\u25a0'. \u25a0.•'.; .;., ; — ;';.--. :' -." _'.-. - '\u25a0"\u25a0:"\u25a0'\u25a0 \u25a0. ;\u25a0
WOULD ELECT SENATORS
BY VOTE OF THE PEOPLE
Governor Deneen of Illinois Joins
With Cummins of
lowa.
SPECIAI/ DISPATCH ,TO THE : CALL.
• DES MOINES, 'June 27.— Governor
Deneen^of . Illinois has joined. Governor,
Cummins' in ;the movement to J secure
the; election of /States; Senators
by ' popular; vote. V; He ,ywrote /today; that
Illinois ;.would be. represented -at the
conventlonTof -States'; invDeSjMoines* to
forward; the ) movement. •'.".- ' •
"3G6vernor>Peckham of- Kentucky and
Secretary,* Perley,~* actings for 5 the t Gov
ernbrSof /New : York.v also /^stated; that
their,; States^ will! be? represented.- \u25a0*<;
\u25a0 7 Governor,* Terrlll f of I Georgia^wil J'?.re
feWtheimatter^toUheState'Legislature,
Which • convenes in Atlanta - next week.
RESIGNS
FROM THE
COMMITTEE.
Mayor Lane of Portland
Scores the Relief
Organization.
Angered Because Money
in Fund Is Not Sent
to This City.
Balance of $58,900 Being
& Held Back by the N
SPKCIAL DISPATCH TO.-THE CALI^
PORTLAND. 6r'e.r;JuneV- 27 — During
a~ stormy session of .^ the general San
Francisco .relief committee of Portland
Mayor Harry Lane -resigned as ex
officio chairman today and angrily left
the meeting because the* .committee
refused to send to - San '-.-Francisco at
once, an" available balance of $58,000
in • the < treasury. . '.^'. -',;\u25a0 " ;
: xaeime^tlng wag* calledafter. a lapse
of. more |than a ; month' to. 'discuss the
disposition; ! of money remaining ,in its
hands^ There" remains in the fund, ac
cording to; the .report of, the. secretary,
fST.SOO,* including Lewis and. Clark. Fair
stock»- *>f- (jrij divldend'ivalue - $19,400.
This will be turned -into, cash in a few
weeks wvhen the- final i dividend i of <• the
Fair corporation; The bal
ance. $58,900. the 'Mayor: urged, should
be sent to San Francisco at once, where
he said, there was urgent need.,
- "You ' have "no "right .to 'hold this
money,'" said Mayor, Lane.. 'The per
sons who ' contributed :it ' desired .that
it be sent"* to- San 'Francisco*.' frl* have
letters from- prominent men In San
Francisco who say- that the need is
still great. * Themohey should be sent,
and at once, for the purpose for which
it was subscribed." j
Other members of the committee, in
cluding W. M. Ladd and T. ;B. Wilcqx.
opposed the Mayor's plan, saying it
was the purpose.of the committee to
retain the money in this : city until it
was needed for per?onal relief work.
When his plan was voted down the
Mayor left, declaring he washed his
hands of the. whole affair.'
Total Portland subscriptions amount
ed to $252,000.
BASEBALL BULLETINS
IN THE WHEAT FIELDS
Method Found to Be Necessary
to Keep Men From Going
* : to the Games.
SPECIAL DISPATCH TO THE CALL.
HUTCHINSOX, Kan.,; June 27.— A
new difficulty in the matter of harvest
help was experienced yesterday. at the
big Forshaw ranch, nine miles south
of here. The baseball fever is. at. its
height and all the hands engaged in
the wheat harvest at this ranch struck
yesterday and came to town' to .'see the
game between the Hutchlnson and
Joplln teams of the Western Associa
tion. ' ............ >:
. The ranch folks were 4 up it
for help in 1 saving -their,; wheat, until
Manager Fred >'Forshaw happened to
be seized with a. bright idea and agreed
to put , up a big bulletin . board at one
side of the field to keep the workers
posted on ;the game. , '. v
. Theboardiwas putup last night and
the hands all ; returned •to work .today.
This afternoon the result of the : , game
was . telephoned , to 'i the ranch by - inningsi ngs
and posted ; on the board for the. benefit
of the or more workers en
gaged in the harvest. ' .
FINDS BURYING GROUND
OF A VANISHED PEOPLE
Archaeologists Interested in Dis
covery Made by Miner
. in Montana. •
BUTTE, Mont, June 27. — R. B.
Strong, who is a mine near
Anaconda, Mont.,: today . brought into
that city a knife. of stone, -carved iwith
heads of animals,*, unearthed sixty-five
feet from the mouth of a", tunnel driven
into" a 'hill feet 1 from ; the' -peak.
Strong; also -found, near;: the '; knife y a
huge:, stone, sin; the shape;^f : an altar,
and believed to have been the sacrificial
'stone of. a prehistoric peopled The j knife
wlll'be sentto the Smithsonian Institu
tion 'in Washington! .Local archaeolo
gists believe .that Strong- has stumbled
upon the.: ; ancient' lburyingiground
of ; those vanished ; races whose traces
are* seen , in Southern .Colorado." In ' W
yoming and ;ln Western Nebraska, and to
study whose » forts 'and ;bu rled cities r kn
expedition : from 1 - the 'of J Ner.
braska*is,soon ".to leave for- Wyoming.
The Call prints more
news than any other
paper published in San
Francisco.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
STEP IS TAKEN
TO HELP CLEAR
THE SITUATION
Loss Bodies Are Appointed to Invests
gate and Make Reports as
Soon as Possible.
Very Heart of Financial San Francisco 1
Reached by This Latest In
surance Movement.
Treatment Accorded Important Corpor
ations Concerned Will Be
Closely Watched.
Urged on by the pressure of public opinion the com
mittee of fifteen, which stands as the executive body of
the fire underwriters, has finally brought up to the fire
insurance companies the necessity ot making adjust
ments on the losses of the banking corporations and
great estates that were losers by fire in this city. In'
the front of the scene now stands the losses of the
Union Trust Company, the German Savangs and Loan
Society, the San Francisco Savings Union and the Bank
ers* Investment Company.- -v : :
The public gaze is 'about to be focused on these losses
and these ; losers by the treatment they secure at the
hands of the insurance companies. The first step was
taken yesterday, when loss committees were appointed to
consider and to report" with as little delay as possible
all the facts necessary for a . prompt and full considera
tion of the sound value of the properties before the fire,
the -earthquake damage, if j any, the loss by fire and all
the, other factors that count in determining * what sums
are due to the important financial interests represented
in "these instances. ,
The three banks in this list and also nearly every bank
ing house in the city lost largely by the destruction, in
whole or in -patW^of^ their, buildings. The fine building
of , : the iSan "" Francisco^ ""Savings Union is a complete
wreck. The German Bank building was de
stroyed down- to the height of One story. This story has
been roofed in and the bank is doing business on the
old site. The San Francisco Savings Union has been
compelled to provide temporay quarters in the old China
building at Montgomery and California streets.
/The great structure of . the Union Trust Company
stood, , but the, fire destroyed a large value in the interior
in. offices that were paying a fine income and in the bank
ing premises in fixtures; etc. The insurance companies
that are given the task of making a report on these
banking premises are:- On the San Francisco Savings
Union property \u25a0at California and Webb, streets, the
Liverpool and London and Globe and the Springfield;
on* the German Savings and Loan Society's property,
the London "Assurance, the Aaschen and Munich and the
Hamburg Bremen: on the Union Trust Company building
at Market and Montgomery streets, the Aetna, Hartford
and Orient Fire Insurance companres." *
PROPERTIES CONCERNED.
The Bankers* Investment Company is made up of lead
ing capitalists, including I. W. Hellman, the Magees and
others prominent \u25a0in the financial and business life in
San Francisco. The I vestment Company some years ago
bought* the Blythe block. The property on which the
loss is to be estimated is at 39 to 47 Geary street, on the
Blythe property.
By the appointment of loss committees yesterday the
committee of fifteen came to the very heart of financial
San Francisco in a number of directions. Arrangements
were made for speedily securing reports on the follow
ing great properties:
The old winery of the Lachman estate at 463 to 475
Brannan street; the properties of the ' California Fruit
Canners' Association; the Palace Hotel property of the
Sharon estate; the various properties of Elisa A. Drexler
in several localities; the Wells-Fargo stable building; the
Montgomery block, belonging to the Adolph Sutro es
tate; the Mark Hopkins Institute of Art; the jDccidental
Hotel on Montgomery, Sutter and Bush streets, and the
Donohoe building at Market and Taylor streets, in which
two , properties, the estate of Mervyn A., Peter Donahue
and Joseph A. Donohoe, Edward Donohoe and Mary E.
Parrott are concerned; the Flood building at Seventh and-
Townsend' streets, the Flood residence at roxo California. .
street, owned by Cora Jane Flood; the Flood building
at Fourth \u25a0'and Market streets, and the property owned
by James L. Flood and James E. Walsh on Mission street, 1
between Third and Fourth., . .;
.'.Other, properties' of note that are now to come under
immediate consideration by the underwriters \vith a view
to "adjustments that. will_ be closely watched by those
conversant with property values and concerned in the
good of San Francisco are the following: The Hotel
Buckingham, on Sutter street, near Taylor; the new
winery of the Lachman estate, at 449 to 461 Brannan
street; the Pleasant on Hotel, at Jones and Sutter streets;
the James de Fremery property, at 113 to 119 Pine street;,
the Rial to building, owned by Theresa A. Oelrichs, oa
New Montgomery street. ,
The Rialto building has. been referred to a? committee
consisting of representatives of the Phoenix of London
and the Hartford Insurance Company of North America
to ascertain the facts concerning the loss and to inquire
into the questions arising.
Merchandise- losses are also in trim to be adjusted if \
the companies interested, or some, of them, do not block
the way with the sort 'of obstructive tactics that the pub
lic has learned about since ApriL
BUSINESS HOUSES LISTED.
Names of business houses handed yesterday* to loss
committees by the advertising bureau of the underwrit
ers, with instructions to investigate, include the follow
ing: . , v
Gamossi Glove. Company at 1210 Market street and
101 Post street: Columbia Phonograph Company at 125
Geary street; Dietemier Piano Company; Indianapolis
Furniture Company at 766 to 770 Mission street; the
Porto Rico Company at .587 to 559 Howard street; E.
Herringhi & Co. at 211 Pine street; Cerro, Mower &
Co., 227 Clay street; Louis Taussig & C0., '26 and 28
Main street; >J. Noonan. Furniture .Company at 1017 to
1023 i Mission i street; the Pacific^ Coast Biscuit Company
at 601 Folsom street, and i the Netron Gum Company at .
the same place, both ownedjby Louis Saroni; J.F. Plume!
&Co. at-31 Eddy streetr Alice Hueter et al. at Bush \
and Jones streets; H.Levi &,Co. at 423 to 431 Brannan
street, ; and Kingan &; Co. at 117 to 119 California street.
The contents of the" Russ House heads a list which also '
embraces the following: \u25a0 '
v- Continued oa Page !, Column 3k

xml | txt