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ALLARD`S FACTS AND THEORY AT FAULT.
State Engineer H. C. Holmes Slakes Reply. PRAISES THE PILING PLAN. The Slicks Are Eighty Feet Long and Are lot Spliced. A. PAGE BROWS IS A BAD HUMOR. As an Architect He Designed the Foun dation Which Is an Engineer's Problem. Howard C. Holmes, engineer for the State Harbor Commissioners, was disposed in be charitable toward the sweeping criti cisms made upon the foundations of the new ferry depot by G. E. Allardt, Civil Engineer, as published in The Call of yesterday. "I don't know whether Mr. Allardt is a fool or a knave," he said, "but his criti cism proves him to be either one or the other. The proof of a pudding is in the eating and we have the absolute proof of experience that piles driven in the mud of the water front is a better foundation than the stone wall he recommends. He is ab- Boluteiy wrong in almost every proposition lie puts forward. He is wrong in his state ment of what purports to be facts and wrong in his deductions and theory, and so ] alpabiy so that if it was not a matter in which the public is interested and which is not supposed to be up in technical engi neering. I would not bother about answer ing it. But I'll run over the main points which Mr. Aliardt tries to make. •'He Bays the danger lies not so much in the liability of the vertical weight causing the foundation to sink as in its sliding out into the sea because of the movement of the made land in that direction caused by the weight of buildings on it, and because the piles do not reach solid ground and consequently offer no resistance in that direction. A rock tilling in the mud would be absolutely safe, he thinks. In support of his theory he states as fact that the sea wall, which he claim? was built upon his ]ilan of rock tilling, has stood immovable for thirty years and that piling at Mare Island and Oakland have goue out, as he fears ours will. "His facts and theory were both wrong, as I said. The seawall has not moved out an inch in twenty years, as I recently proved by recent surveys over the tracks t<f the original surveys. But it has sunk repeatedly at different points. Why, I have seen a large section of the wall wholly disappear in a single night. That fact alone, for it is a fact of which we have the records here, is a complete answer to all he dd. But there are very many other equally eloquent facts, chief of which is t hat the ferry slips, wholly built of piles which are driven into the surface of this mud, mind you, have stood for eighteen years and have not advanced one inch to ward the bay. They have been eaten and worn, to be sure, and replaced, but that fact only strengthens it as a witness, for it has become a solid mass of piles in the mud, so that were there any pressure be hind them they would receive the whole force of it. "I know nothing of the work at Mare Inland, but do know why Edson Adams failed to bind up his Oakland marshes. In fact, I told him his plan would fail before he tried it, and therefore it is not likely that our work at the ferry is on the same lines. He drove piles in the mud and then dug the mud from the bay side and threw it on the inside. The balance was quickly upset and the piles went out be fore the weight behind them. It was not because there was a general movement into the bay. •There is no general movement into the bay and will be none. And if there was, how would a lot of broken stones sus pended in the mud make a better resist ance than a great number of piles sus pended there, as Mr. Allardt is pleased to put it? I cannot see. The plan Allardt suggests is that of the seawall, which, as I fay, has sunk repeatedly. It contemplates digging a trench and piling broken stone into it until it ceases to sink. He cannot mean to dig the trench down to solid ground, for no dredger can work lower than forty feet, and he admits the mud is 100 feet deep. The fact is it is 250 feet deep in front of Market street. Would not his Ftone filling be suspended in it? If there was to be a rushing down of a steep place Snto the sea, what would prevent this lot of stone going with it? "Baton the other hand if this rock was to be piled into the mud until it quit sink ing when would we get to work on the building? The mud, remember, is 250 feet deep, and if the rock sinks into it as has the seawall by its own weight there would l)e nothing to do but fill in until it rose as much above the snrface as might be deemed practicable, allow it to settle and then nil in again, repeating this until it remained stationary. What then? Bnild a big and costly and very heavy building upon it? What guarantee have we that the added weight of the building will not cause the broken rock to do some more set tling, and would not that be just what might be expected ? "Now, sir," continued Mr. Holmes, get ting more interested in his subject as he progressed, "it is a principle so familiar in engineering that I should not have to call it to the attention of so old an engineer as M r. Allardt that the ?kin friction, as it, is called, of the individual pile has a value of its own above that of broken s tone as a support. "For instance, by way of illustration, suppose a square pier be built in the mud. It would have only the friction of its four sides fo check its progress down ward and there is no telling how far it would sink. A great number of piles being driven within the area that the square pier occupies each of them !?as the clutch of the earth about it, the 'skiu friction,' to hold it v and the longer it stays there the firmer the clutch. A pile you were driving to-day, for instance, drops several inches at each blow of the hammer, leave it and rettirn tomorrow and you will find that it takes several blows of the hammer to start it go ing. These piers are built upon a strong foundation of piliiig driven ninety feet into the mud and cat off 21 feet 6 inches be low base. Mr. Allardt must know that all the big buildings in the area of the made ground that, he speaks of as likely to slide aut are built upon piles and they are all perfectly firm. The exception is the big building of Holbrook, Merrill & Stetson, o.hich is not built on piles and which is cracked. "Mr. Allardt talks of a current which carries the mud away and is liable to un cover the piles at this great depth and leave them free to the teredo. The fact is that there is an eddy in all the slip* along the water front, where mud and sand are deposited at the rate of one foot a month. The dredger is constantly at work provid ing deep water for the ships there — another of Mr. Allardt's facts which is entirely off color. "Now, I have covered the main argu ment," continued Mr. Holmes. "I'll -just run over the minor points of Mr. Allardt's criticism. lie says our spliced GO-foot piles are liable to have bagged at the knee, with possible calamity as a result. The fact is the piles are all 80 feet long and none of them are spliced. So much for that. He save that it is not known as yet what the effect of salt water is upon Portland cement, i Any encyclopedia or the Century Diction- | ary would have void him. It is well cstab- I lished. "As for his granite wall which he sug gests as a stay for the whole foundation, I would like to ask Mr. Allardt why that plan which was adopted for the seawal was abandoned, and if the city did not getl judgment in a suit growing out of its fail ure to meet expectations and a rebate of so much per foot on the price?" Harbor Commissioner Cole was present during almost all this, and was asked if he had anything to savin answer to criticisms passed upon the Harbor Commission in having accepted the plan. "I have only to say that we have confi dence in our engineer, and that as we are not experts ourselves, we have to rely upon him and his judgment in these matters." "That is hardly a fair way of putting it," said Holmes. "I am handicapped. These are Mr. Brown's plans; not mine. lam simply seeing that they are carried out." "To be sure," said Cole. Mr. Cole was asked with regard to the statement telegraphed from Sacamento yesterday that the commission had gone contrary to law in advertising for bids for the entire work, instead of segregating it, and that the whole proceedings were liable to be overthrown on that account. "There is an agreed case in Sanderson's court to determine that point," he said, "and the bids will not be opened until it is decided." A. Page Brown, the architect who de signed the foundation for and the super structure of the ferry depot, was asked what he had to say with regard to the liability of his plans going ''agley" and he said he was not worried about it. The plans had been accepted and the founda tion is nearly completed. He had received a part of the $15,000 for the best plan; but not all of it. He refused to say how much he had received. He said it would be practically impos sible to segregate the different parts of the work on the building and let it out to sev eral different contractors. It required one man at the head to look after and be responsible for the whole work. He was convinced that Governor Budd had satis fied himself during his recent visit that the work was all right. The rumors of crooked work, he said, had originated with a one time partner of State Engineer Holmes, who was disgruntled in some way and wanted to cause that official trouble. Mr. Brown was in something of a temper with regard to some recent criticism of the big tower in his building. He explained that he was a Fellow of the Society of Architects, and that he had been engaged as architect be cause of the fear the Commissioners had that the work would fall into inferior or incompetent hands. The work of an en gineer, he said, was entirely different from that of an architect. Their lines met here and there but diverged again. They often had to consult with each other, but their training was entirely different. "But you designed the foundation for the ferry, didn't you?" "Yes." "That is essentially an engineering feat, isn't it?" "Perhaps it is. The commission, not knowing what was to go on top of it, got me to make the plan." "Couldn't Mr. Holmes, the engineer paid by the State for just such work, have done it?" "He didn't know the weight that it was expected to sustain." "But couldn't he have consulted with you as you say engineers sometimes do with architects?" "Well, I have engineers in my office," was Mr. Brown's reply. "Besides," he added, "it is not such a big affair. We are only going to spend $500,000 on it. But just because it is a public building every man thinks he ought to file a complaint. With a private concern this whole thing would have been dismissed long ago." SCIENTIFIC HANDBALL, Champion Jones Defeats Nealon and Bonnet. The Occidental Handball Court was crowded last night, the occasion being the return match between Champion Jones and J. C. Nealon and T. F. Bonnet. A large number of ladies were present. Nealon and Bonnet won the first two games, and it looked as if they would again defeat the champion, but he pulled himself together and took the next three straight. Following was the score: Jones 13 721 21 21 Nealon and Bonnet 21 21 15 15 9 Great interest is being taken in the match between the two crack teams of the Occidental and San Francisco courts, Champion Donnelly and T. F. Bonnet and J. Harlow and R. Linehan. The first four games of the nine will be played at the Occidental on Sunday afternoon. First Unitarian Church. The reports read at the annual meeting of the First Unitarian Church show that the receipts for the year were $11,954 16 and the expenses $11,883 79. The salaries of Dr. Stebbins and Rev. Mr. Eliot have been paid and the society is free from debt. The receipts of the Sunday-school for the year were $333 60 and the expenditures $288 37. Written monthly examinations give the school a dignity and thoroughness equal to a day school. The Charming Auxiliary increased its membership from 94 to 173. Its expendi tures for the year had been $621 77 and it carried forward a balance of $562 42. The Society for Christian Work, in charge of the charitable work of the church, disbursed $1553 36 and had a bal ance of $604 52. The William and Alice Hinckley fund had disbursed in addition $1380. The terms of office of three trustees hav ing expired an election was held, resulting in the choice of Charles M. Gorham, J. B. Cornwall and John McMullen. Encyclopedia Britannica. Subscribers of The Call who have failed to obtain a complete set of the Encyclo pedia Britannica as offered by The Call several months ago can obtain the entire work by gj via y order now for the number of volumes required to complete the set. The publishers of the work have arranged that no orders will be filled after March 1. It is therefore necessary that orders be taken before that date. THE MORXIXG CALL, SAN FRANCISCO, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1895. LOOKS BAD FOR DEAN An Outfit of Counterfeiters Unearthed. DEPUTY HARRIS' DISCOVERY. Mrs. Dean's Fnrse Plethoric of $5 Pieces. FARROW MAY BE THE RIGHT SAME. Letters That May Load to the Conviction of the Oakland Twain Sow Under Arrest. From present indications it looks as if W. J. Dean and his handsome wife are in a tight box upon the charges of counter feiting, placed against them by the United States authorities. The story of the arrest of the woman in Oakland on Monday night last and th subsequent capture of the husband at the Alameda County Jail has been told in The Call. Dean was brought over to the city yes terday by Deputy United States Marshal M. C. Harris and taken before Corumis- W. J. Dean, Counterfeiter. [Sketched 6y a "Call" artist.] j sioner Heacock, who held him to answer I with bonds fixed at $5000. In default of ! the security he went to the Broadway jail. A search of the residence of the Deans by Deputy Harris brought to light a cart- I load of evidence. They lived in a luxuriantly furnished cottage at 1101 Twenty-third street, East ! Oakland. The house was rented from J. | H. Jenks and was occupied by two men i and a woman— the third party being still at large. The prisoner, Dean, was known to the landlord as James, and receipts I show that the rent was paid up to the 17th of the present month. On entering the parlor a search was begun, and under the head of a bed in that department was found a silk pouch con taining $105. all in $o gold pieces, which the woman is believed to have received in part change for counterfeit $10 bills. There was also $19 70 in silver, which belonged to the woman. Several letters which will be valuable as evidence were found in the clothing which Dean had left behind him, together with a leather traveling-bag. In the back room was a block of babbitt metal and copper i tilings were on a work table. On a shelf in I a closet was found a piece of thick glass upon which had been photographed a $10 ! bill, only the corner of which was left bearing the figures $10. A printing press and photographing ap paratus was located in the basement, together with about $300 worth of silver plate, which was said to be the wedding presents of Mrs. Dean. The valise taken from the house was opened in the United States Marshal's otiice, and among other things was $142 70, the most of which was in $5 gold pieces, and $10 notes; also a certificate of member ship in Dufferin Lodge No. 364, Free and Accepted Masons, of Hamilton, Canada. It is dated June 17, 1870, and signed by Wil liam Henry Weller Esq. The certificate is made out to William J. Farrow, which is supposed to be the proper name of the accused. Among the letters found was one ad dressed to a friend in Los Ansreles, and which had not yet been mailed. It was signed "Will," and conveyed the affections of "Mrs. F.," which would indicate that his proper name might be William Farrow. The authorities have in their possession a letter which was placed in their hands by the American Bank-Note Company of New York. The handwriting is identical with the one referred to. It reads as follows: Oakland, Cal., Jan. 19, 1895. American Bank-yote Company. Xcw York— Demi Bus: Please express me C. O. D. early as pos sible half pound green printing ink, the same exactly as yon use for printing backs of na tional bank notes; also half pound of black ink, same exactly as you use for printing faces of bank notes. If you do not sell it, will you kindly give the order to the inkhouse which supplies you, and oblige yours respectfully, R. G. Parsons P. O. box 561, Oakland, Cal. From the number of $5 pieces among the cash on hand it is presumed that the opera tions of the couple were more extensive than at first believed. The Camera Club. The Camera Club had a test demonstra tion by exponents of different schools and methods at its rooms in the Academy of Science building last evening. Dr. Passa vant represented the metal developer, Dr. Goodman pyro, and Professor Lange Eiko hydro. Plates which had been exposed l-"lOO part of a second, 1-5 of a second and 3 seconds were placed in a box before the contestants. Ihere were three of each. Dr. Goodman won in 17, 11 and 15 min utes to the plates in the order named. Professor Lange came next. There was a j large attendance. Walked Out Unobserved. Mrs. Mary Quinn, 404 Franklin street, was taken to the Receiving Hospital yes terday morning, and later appeared before the Insanit}' Commissioners for examina tion. "When taken back to the hospital she was placed in the female ward, and while the matron was absent for a few minutes she walked out of the hospital un observed. Mrs. Quinn is a victim of alcoholism and four months ago was sent to Agnews Asylum and was recently re leased. The Blame Mine Sold. The well-known Blame mine, located at Angels Camp, Calaveras County, was dis posed of yesterday through George Gates of San Benito County to a number of Eastern capitalists. The mine is four lo cations from the rich-ore producing mine known aa the Utica. The price paid for the purchase is $450,000. Change In Warde-James' Repertoire. The great success of "Henry IV" as pre sented by Warde and James has caused the two stars to change their repertoire so as to present the play at their farewell per formance on Saturday week instead of "Richard III." The hitter piece will, how ever, be given on next Saturday evening in stead of "Othello," as was first announced. Moving to New Quarters. The Board of Trade moved from its temporary quarters in the Merchants' Exchange building to its own apartments I in the Union block, Market and Pine ; streets, yesterday. The rooms have been ! enlarged and renovated during the ter n: poraxy absence of the board, and the i annual meeting of the body, which was I postponed so that the session could be I held "at home," has been set for the i 4th prox. TRIED TO ESCAPE. Two Lunatics Bound for the Asylum Cause Trouble. There was a lively time for a few min utes yesterday morning at the depot of the San Francisco and Nortb Pacific Railroad Company. Deputy Sheriff Eckhardt of Ukiah and an assistant had two lunatics in charge bound for the Ukiah asylum. When it came to going on the boat the two crazy persons made a vigorous objection. One of them hit the deputy on the head and the other tried to escape. Finally the two deputies managed to got their prisoners on board the boat and all was apparently peaceable. But a lively commotion was caused at Ignacio station. The two guards were in the baggage-car with the lunatics. One was released from his confining straps by the other crazy man. Both of them jumped from the train and were pursued by the officers. There was a chase of a quarter of a mile before the men were caught, during which time the train was left waiting at the station. The lunatics were finally landed in the asylum. .' MADE HAPPY BY MARRIAGE. Union of James W. Duffy and Miss Jennie MeOovcrn. The Ceremony Took Place at St. Mary's Cathedra!, Which Was Fillefl With ' Friends of the Conple. James W. Duffy and Hiss Jennie Mc- Govern were united in marriage last even ing at St. Mary's Cathedral. The large church was crowded with the friends of the young couple, and the solemnity of the occasion did not restrain the happiness of those present, so pleaded were they to wit ness the linking of the lives of two young people they admired so much. About 7 p. m. the members of the bridal party gathered at the residence of Mrs. Annie Martin, sister of the bride, at 1581 Folsorn street. Shortly before 8 p. m. the party left the hotise and proceeded to St. Mary's Cathedral in hacks. On arrival at the church the bridal procession was ar ranged. Dr. Philip J. Perkins, Robert N. Whitney, Thomas N. Harloe and William D. Fhea, the ushers, led the way. The bridesmaids. Miss Abbie Jennings and Miss Annie Duffy, sister of the groom, attired 'n dresses of brocaded blue silk, and carrying La France roses, followed closely upon the ushers. Then came the maid "of honor, Miss Susie Marti.i, who I wore a dress of dotted white Swiss, with I white ribbons and lace, She also carried La France roses. The bride, escorted by Deputy Surveyor of the Port Samuel J. Ruddeli, walked firmly and modestly to the altar. She was dressed in a handsome costume of heavy brocaded white silk of excellent pattern) with a long train, and wore lilies of the valley in her'hair. The party was met at the altar by the groom, who, accompanied by his brother, William Duffy, had advanced from the sacristy. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Father Martin in an impressive manner. After congratulations from their many friends Mr. and Mrs. Duffy, accompanied by immediate relatives anct invited guests, were driven back to the residence of Mrs. Martin, on Folsom street. The parlors of the house were prepared for the occasion, smilax, ferns, woodwardias and potted plants haying been used with great taste in decorating. The bridal supper, prepared by a prominent caterer, soon jfollowea. At 12:30 a. m. Mr. and Mrs. Duffy left for their hotel. They will leave this morning on a two weeks' bridal tour of the southern part of the State. James W. Duffy is one of the successful young business men of this city. He be longs to the firm of Duffy & Co., carpet dealers, having sneceeded his father, one of California's departed pioneers, in the busi ness. Mr. Duffy is a captain in the Third Regiment, N. G. C, and is secretary of the California Camera Club. The bride is a daughter of the late Philip McGovern, who, up to the time of his death, was one of the best known San Franciscans. Rev. Father Martin, who performed the marriage ceremony, was reared from child hood by Mrs. McGovern, mother of the bride. Jqst four years ago, shortly after his ordination. Rev. Father Martin 'joined in marriage Miss Maggie McGovern, sister of the bride of last evening, and Deputy Sur veyor of the Port Samuel J. Ruddeli. This ceremony was the first one ever performed by the priest, and it was the first marriage to occur in the evening in the new St. Mary's Cathedral. THEY WERE GIANTS. Some Kemarkable Skeletons Found in Michigan. The remains of a forgotten race were re cently dug up from the mounds on the south side of Crystal Lake, Mountcalm County. One contained rive skeletons and the other three. In the first mound was an earthen tablet, 4 inches long, 4 wide and a half inch thick. It was divided into four quarters. Onqneof them were inscribed curious characters. The skeletons were arranged in the same relative positions, so far as the mound was concerned. In the other mound there was a casket of earthen ware 10)/; inches long and zy, inches wide. The cover bore various inscriptions. The characters found upon the tablet were also prominent upon the casket. Upon opening the casket a copper coin about the size of a 2-cent piece was revealed, together with several stone types, with which the inscription or marks upon both tablet and casket had evidently been made. There was also two pipes, one of stone and the other of pottery, and apparently of the same material as the casket. Other pieces of pottery were found, but so badly broken as to furnish no clew as to what they might have been used for. Some of the bones of the skeletons were well preserved, showing that the dead men must h&ve been of huge proportions. The lower jaw is immense. An ordinary jawbone tits inside with ease. By measurement the distance from the top of the skull to the upper end of the thigh bone of the largest skeleton was five feet five inches. A doctor who was pres ent stated that the man must have been at least eleven feet high. One of these mounds was partially covered by a pine stump three feet six inches in diameter, and the ground showed no signs of ever having been disturbed. The digging had to be done among the roots, which had a large spread. Much speculation is rife as to who these giants of a prehistoric race may have been.— Carson City (Mich.) letter to Detroit News. Wheat Was Firm. May wheat jumped from 91J£ to 92 at the opening of the Exchange yesterday, but dropped back to the original price in con sequence of reports from Chicago that the market was falling. Later in the day the price fell still further, May selling in fair lots at 91%. The situation in spot is calcu lated to strengthen to-day's market. BRUISES THAT SMART. Why Martin Daiton Boxed With W. Miller. THE TROPHY, WO OR LOSE. Says He Was Menaced With Expulsion if He Faltered. OLYMPIC CtUB MEMBERS DISPLEASED. Superintendent Kennedy Severely Criti cized for His Management of the Tournament, Many members of the Olympic Club who attended the boxing tournament at the clubhouse on Tuesday evening are making caustic comments on Superinten dant Kennedy's management of the affair and particularly in regard to the last match in which William Miller of the San Francisco Athletic Club, a strapping fel low of 190 pounds weight, pounded Martin Dalton of the Olympic Club, a light middle-weight, 154 pounds, until the in dignation of the audience, attested by hisses and calls of "stop it," "take him off" and the like, compelled the referee to put an end to the painful exhibition. Nearly all the members, who spoke of the affair yesterday, were outspoken in expressions of condemnation of the man ner in which the contest was arranged. Martin Dalton, the boxer who was so severely pummeled by the San Francisco Club athlete, makes sweeping accusations against Superintendent Kennedy. "i was simply forced into that contest against my desire and judgment," he said, "and when I went into the ring I knew that 1 was doom ed to a beating if not a knockout. Walter Watson, the club in structor in boxing, induced me to join the club because he thought he saw a future champion in me, and though I hay c been a member for nine months, I have very few friends and acquaintances in the club. I work hard every day and do not go to the club at night, so I do not make many friends there. Some time ago when the tournament was first spoken of I entered and was matched to meet Kelly of the San Franciscos. He injured his band in train ing and was compelled to drop out. A few days before the tournament I asked Kennedy for a couple of passes, and he told me in a joking way that if I would consent to meet Miller or Kenealey, in case either should fail to show up at the appointed time I could have them. I an swered in the same manner that I was willing. On the night of the tournament Kennedy came to me and said: " 'Dalton, you have got to fight Miller. Kenealey can't goon.' I told nim that I was not in condition, as I had been out of training since Kelly had gone wrong; had been working very hard at my business all day, and that besides Miller was a big man, in the pink of condition and would simply butcher me. "He said that was all right; that he would see that I got the $75 trophy, win or lose, and that I must goon. 1 still re fused, and he then said that if I did not get up and fight Miller when called upon that 1 would be debarred from the club in future. "I thought the matter over, and con cluded that I would rather take a beating than lose my membership in the club, and lor that reason I went up and took my thumping like a man. The members were so indignant that they rushed into the ring and stopped it before he had time to knock me out. '•Miller did not want to knock me out and went at it easy, but Kennedy went to his corner at the end of the first round and told him that if he did not eet in and mix things he would get no prize out of the Olympic Club even if he did win. After that, of course, he went in to slaughter me and was succeeding when the bout was stopped." In reference to Dalton's statement Mr. Kennedy, the superintendent of the Olympic Club, said: "So far as Dalton is concerned the report that he boxed Miller because I had threatened to have him tired from the club unless he went on is a falsehood. "On last Monday night I asked Dalton, in the presence of Fred Butz and others, if he would take Miller or Kenealey's place in case either of the heavy-weights should meet with some accident and could not go on. "Dalton at first hesitated about taking the job, but when I offered him two tickets for his friends and a prize incase he should lose he readily accepted and seemed over joyed because he would be afforded an op portunity of showing the members what he could do in the way of boxing. We had no difficulty in getting Dalton to con sent to a" meetuig against Miller on Tuesday evening. He said, though, that there was little hope for him against such a big fellow as he would be outclassed. No threats were made to remove him from the club. We need all the good athletes we can get here. Dalton joined the Olympic Club and paid his in itiation fee on February 3, 1894, and any person who thinks that he is not a bona fide member can come up here and we will show him the books and credits to Dalton. Now you have everything and I have noth ing further to say in the matter." Leader John Hammersmith said that he had promised Dalton a nice prize should he (Dalton) consent to box against Miller and that the Olympic boxer accepted. ••I will state, however," said Mr. Ham mersmith, "that Dalton did not like the idea of going up against such a big man as Miller, and unless he had been offered good inducements I dare say he would have re fused. The club was without a man near Miller's equal in size, weight and strength, and we had, reluctantly, to call upon Dal ton to take Kenealey's place. I, person ally, did not like to see such a match, but as the members were anxious to have a peep at the bigboxer of the San Francisco Club we got Dalton to appear, and had matters so arranged that in case Miller got augry and rough with the middle-weight the contest would be stopped." Professor Walter Watson, the club's box ing instructor, who taught Dalton what ever the latter knows about fisticuffs, said, when asked about the matter: "Why, Dalton has been restless for some weeks past thinking when an opportunity would come so that he could appear before the club. The man he had oeen matched against received an injury a few weeks be fore the club's contests, and was unable, consequently, to meet Dalton. The latter has ever since then been after me to get him a match, and the opportunity came when Kenealev informed the club that his match with Miller had to be declared off. "Dalton is a game fellow and a good stiff puncher, but I knew that he would stand a very poor chance of whipping such a big fellow as Miller, who weighs over 190 pounds. Dalton did not like to face Miller, but after I had a little chat with him he quickly consented to go on and do the best ne could, just to oblige the club. Mr. Kennedy did not threaten him with expulsion from the club in my pres "Why, how absurd an idea! What au thority has Mr. Kennedy to remove any club member who pays his dues and con ducts himself like a gentleman? No, Dalton was perfectly right in having some anxiety about meeting Miller, but the in diuenients that were offered him by Mr. Hammersmith, the leader, and the little talk that I gave him caused Dalton to change his mind, and he did not, by any means, object to take a punching for a handsome prize." BRONZE MIKEORS. The Fate of Some of Them Owned by the Japanese. I am in Hakata, the town of the girdle weavers, which is a vory tall town, with fantastic narrow ways full of amazing colors; and I halt in the Street-of-Prayer to-the-Gods because there is an enormous head of bronze, the head of a Buddha, smiling at me through a gateway. The gateway is of a temple of the Jodo sect ; and the head is beautiful. But there is only the head. What sup ports it above the pavement of the court is hidden by thousands ot metal mirrors heaped up to the chin of the great dreamy face. A placard beside the gateway ex plains the problem. The mirrors are con tributions by women to a colossal seated figure of Buddha, to be thirty-five feet high, including the huge lotus on which it is to be enthroned. And the whole is to be made of bronze mirrors. Hundreds have been already used to cast the head : myriads will be needed to finish the work. Who can venture to assert, in the pres ence of such an exhibition, that Buddhism is passing away? Yet I cannot feel delighted at this dis play, which, although gratifying the ar tistic sense with the promise of a noble statue, shocks it still more by ocular evi dence of the immense destruction that the project involves. For Japanese metal mir rors (now being superseded by atrocious cheap looking-glasses of Western manu tacture) well deserve to be called things of beauty. Nobody unfamiliar with their gracious shapes can know the charm of the Oriental comparison of the moon to a mirror. One side only is polished. The other is adorned with designs In re lief; tress or flowers, birds or animals or insects, landscapes, legends, symbols of good fortune, figures of gods. Such are even the commonest mirrors. But there are many kinds; and some among them are very wonderful, which we call ''magic mirrors," because, when the reflection of one is thrown upon a screen or wall, you can see, in the disk of light, luminous im ages of the designs upon the back. Whether there be any magic mirrors in that heap of bronze ex-votos I cannot tell, but there certainly are many beautiful things. And there "is no little pathos in the spectacle of all that wonderful quaint work thus cast away, and destined coon to vanish utterly. Probably within another decade the making of mirrors of silver and mirrors of bronze will have ceased forever. Seekers for them will then hear, with something more than regret, the story of the fate of these. — L. Hearn in Atlantic. JJJ TOE WOMEK An Interesting Experiment l»y Mem bers of a Club in Chicago. The beginnings have been made of what is to be "The Model Workshop and Lodg ing-house of the Women's Clubs of Chicago." The relief and emergency work of last year, in which the women's clubs took such an active part, impressed on some of the members of the committees on this work the necessity of a permanent place where shelterless women can receive temporary aid, not as a charity, but in re turn for work or a very moderate price. Acting on this recognition of necessity the Chicago Woman's Club took the matter up this year, and through the efforts jf a committee, of wnich Mrs. Abbott and Mrs Keen are members, a start has already been made. A building at 186 and 188 West" Polk street, not far from the Hull House, nas been rented and operations begun. The rented building contains twenty- four rooms, and these have been or are being furnished and fitted up by differ ent women's clubs, which have entered into a league for that purpose. So far six teen clubs have given their support to the project. The plan proposed is to have a sewing shop and laundry in connection with or rather as a part of the lodging-house, and to make it self-supporting, or as nearly so as possible. It is intended to demonstrate that the work which is now carried on in sweatshops can be conducted under per fectly sanitary conditions. Homeless and shelterless women will receive a night's lodging and a breakfast for 15 cents or two hours' work. No one will be allowed to remain more than two weeks, the idea simply being to provide a temporary shelter for women while they are looking for employment. For the present an arrangement has been made with the Rull House kitchen to provide the breakfasts for the inmates, the lodging-house paying a stipulated amount for the service. A corporation will be formed to conduct the enterprise. A building will be erected especially for the work. It will be modeled after the London lodging-houses for women. Perfect sanitary features will be one of the prime elements to be considered in building. Contracts will be taken for making clothing, just as the proprietors of sweatshops now take them, only the work will be done in sanitary quarters and un der sanitary conditions. The present temporary quarters were opened a few days ago, and quite a number of women have already been received, some of whom have already found regular employment. — Chicago Tribune. SHE HAD A LOVELY TIME. The Recreation of a Stont Lady "With a Flow of Language. "When the stout lady entered the ele vated at Fourteenth street she sat down on the left-hand seat facing the engine. There were little touches of finery about her dress, whose presence was explained when she caught sight of an acquaintance on the other side of the car and immediately plunged across the aisle and sat down be side her. "I've just been up calling on Lucy Pow ers," she began at once. "She used to live over near us, you know, and I promised that as soon us she got back from her tower I'd run across and see her, and this morning Mrs. Ebler told me she'd seen her on Broadway over here, and so I just rigged out and came over right away." She had a large, limp mouth, and when she spoke her lips moved flutteringly like the leaves of a poplar tree in a breeze. Punctuation was a useless arrangement of the grammarian fo far as she was con cerned, while her idea of conversation evi dently was that it was a form of social en tertainment in which one person did the talking. "I was surprised to find," she ran on, "how cozily Lucy is fixed she has a real sweet little flat with real nice furniture and lots of dainty things scattered about you know and though it wasn't her calling day there were quite a number of people very nice looking people too looking at the things she had picked np in their tower curiosities and such things you know and I got a real nice cup of chocolate though I can't say I like chocolate in the afternoon I prefer tea don't you I do." When she did stop it was for absolute want of breath, her method of reinflation being to draw in a long, deep draught of breath through the open mouth. Being once more charged she dashed in again. "I told William I'd call in for him when I left Lucy's as he wants me to look at some underclothing with him and he never so much as buys a pair of socks now without first consulting me which is very complimentary you know though some what trying when you have so many other things to look after I declare these cars do make such a row you can scarcely hear what any one is saying this is Franklin street isn't it well good-by dear I'm so glad to have seen you come over right soon now won't you I've had such a lovely time good-by." And with this she drove her way into the string of incoming passengers, leaving her friend with a feeble, imploring look in her eyes, her mouth partly open, as though gasping for breath, and Her hands feebly clutching at the air like one faintly light ing against suffocation.— 2sew York Sun. DRY GOODS. lellyTueb^ l'2O."Kearny- St.. SPECIAL SALE ....0F.... $123,000 DOLLARS WORTH ... 0F... CLOAKS. 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