Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on February 22, 1911 · Page 9
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WEDNESDAY EVENING OAKLAND TRIBUNE FEBRUARY 22, 1011. POLICE - TELEGRAPH iD FIRE ALARM NEARLY READY System Will Put Oakland Front Rank of Protected Cities. in MEW YORK ADOPTS SAME MODEL PLANT Building $o Isolated and Constructed as to Withstand Any Calamity. The new Are alarm police telegraph bullfl lng at Thirteenth and Oak streets, which marks Oakland as one of the moat up-to-date cities of the United States In the matter of fire alarm protection. Is fast' approaching completion and It is probable that it will be In operation within the. next three weeks. With its isolation, fire-proof construction and underground system of cables, the entire city might burn or be. shaken to pieces- by earthquake and the operation of the system would not be disturbed l.i the' least. It Is being built to meet future needs of the city and. according to City Electrician George F.abcock, who spent many weeks Investigating the systems of other cities. Is as complete as that In any of the cities he visited. frlrEW YORK ADOPTS SYSTEM, I Recently the board of engineers of New York city condemned their system and recommended the plan adopted by Oakland In the matter of isolating the Are alarm building- and making-It absolutely fireproof. The recommendation was also riade that the building be located In Central Park. - . At the Oakland building there are as many men being employed as can be utilized In any of the work In the haste to complete the construction so that tho old building at the rear ,of the city hall In Fifteenth street may ' be torn down. - It, is the last building to stand In. the way of excavating for the new city hall and with the architects ready to begin work and contracts .being, let, there Is need of haste. The metallic furniture, switch-board frames ana instrument pedestals, have nil arrived from the manufacturers and are being set up. The battery racks have been put In place and contractors are putting on the finishing touches In the mosaic floor work and marble wainscoting. The new " building occupies an Imposing site between Twelfth, Thirteenth and Oak streets near the shores of Lake Merritt. and no other building can be erected In sufficiently close proximity to be the conflagration. -TSie window frames and doors are .of metal, the floors of cement and mosaic work and altogether there Is not enough wood work about the building to start a good -sized smudge with. The fire department has maintained a well-equipped machine shop that will also be housed In the new building. In It there are now being made the tape V registers with which each fire house is being equipped, as well as the numerous fire alarm boxes. SOME SPECIAL FEATURES. The mechanical department Is In charge of John DuFresne. who has secured a number of patents in the construction of tape registers and fire alarm boxes and he Is able to manufacture a superior article in those necessities at about one-half the cpst that they can be purchased for of the manufacturers. One of the patents covers what is known as a selfwinding tape register that ' is distinctly advantageous to the service, as It obvl-' ales any stopping of the register or Interference in the registration Tf the num- )"Vr of tho box alarm turned In. The new svstem has a double capacity Vith main line cables all under ground Irom Twenty-third avenue on the East to Perelta street in "West Oakland and as far north as Fifty-sixth street. The underground cable system will be extended as rapidly as possible to the rest of the ttty Immediately upon the completion of the building and the, beginning of Its operation. There are many larger fire alarm systems than the one that will be inaugurated In Oakland, but City Electrician Babeock Is authority for the statement fnat there are none more complete and lin-ro-nare. ENTERTAIN TOHIGHT All in' Readiness for Hbuse r- Warming in the New Club Home. A house-warming- and ladies night will be given by the members of Oakland 'ouncll No. 784. Knights of Columbus, tonight, to celebrate the forma opening of their new club home at Tenth and Oak streets. " Members of the council will be out In full force with many of their friends and other members from 'the rest of the bay ratios. A short informal musical program will be given, which will be followed by a supper and an hour of -dancing. The a rranprements for the affair havr bepn 'under the direction of Leo McCarthy. The club's neny quarters are spacious and convenient, and include large reception and lodge rooms on th? first floor, reception room, can! and rest moms, and a library on the crcond floor, beside the secretary's nfnc ' -0RD DECIES' SISTER TO-VISIT CALIFORNIA HERKEIjEY, Feb. 22. Mrs. William Keith, a stiff racist leader of Berkeley, has received advice that the Hon. Mrs. Caroline Wilkinson sister of Tyird Decies, recentlv wedded to Vivien Gould, and i noted English equal suffrage leader. Is to come to California In the interest of the woman s suffrage movement here. . Mrs. ith was notified of her comine- In a ter written hv Anna Shaw, prasident of the American Eaual Suggraee league. The date of Mrs. Wilkinson's coming was not named In the letter, but it Is - Fuppospd that it will be In the near fu- t'ire. l ne noted leader carne to America to attend the Oonld-Deeles weddinsr. and Is now campaigning in the Kast in the Interest of woman's suffrage. DItOPS TFArT OS STREET. SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 22. Gustavo Nelson, a hod carrier. 6 5 years old. residing at Noe and Ford streets, i dropped dead at Market and Four-J teenth streets this morning. Death 1 presumably resulted from heart failure. COLUMBUS 1 HI N Orpheum Bill Approved Ety Critical Oaklanders iff MISS AMY BUTLER at the ; Oakland Orpheum. i Sometimes they shape up the vaude ville bill at the Oakland Orpheum so that nine out of ten people call It Ideal. That does not lu r en so very often. Oakland theater go;:..- have become pretty keen critics of vaudeville. The bill that wins unanimous praise from them has to be some bilj. The show .at the Oakland Orpheum this week, hovever, has their approval, for nobody has been lizard to say that it is not a Very fine .assortment of vaudeville tidbits. " , Krajik Tinnpv has ft the town shak ing with laughter. Thev used to say that all the world loved a lover-posslbly, but it Is well known that these days all the world loves a man who can make them laugh. That is where Tinney shines. H is a joy because of. his ability to drive dull care away. ' Like a breath of fresh sweet air comes the i play of Lillian Burkhart "What Every Woman-Wants." It Is a play that stands solidly on its merits as a bit cf drama, but has in addition the charming property of wholesomeness, so that the crowds are left at its finish with very much the same feeling that animates Ceople at Chirstmas time, when every-ody in the world is trying to bo good and loVing and decent and upright and sweet and nice and all' the rest of it. Four sweet-voiced boys, under the direction of Amy Butler, the tiny comedienne, raises the echoes with some excellent singing. Miss Butler is little, but very effective, and her big quartette is good enough to stand alone. There are thrills and fun in the Reed Brothers'- offering. They are splendid acrobats and as comedians are most amusing. Madajne Vallecita's trained leopards remain one of the . sensational features of the show. "Motoring" is in its last days at the Orpheum. This delicate satire "on the sport of automobiling is perhaps the funniest thing that has come this way for a long time. Maxim's Models, In a series of beautiful living pictures, reproduce a number 'tij, famous paintings. John Neff and Carrie Starr start the ball rolling with a clever hodge podge of music, comedy and dajicing. The motion pictures include a marvelous set of scenes, showing the lassnir.g Of wild animals In Africa. One sec.-; the rhinosceros, the giraffe and the , zebra chased by hunters and witness the lasso In the hands or American cowonys prove the updoing of the beasts of thi plain. The Orpheum management announces the coming of Miss Fanny Ward at the head of her own company nxt STfndav. S TREATY OF PEACE Spokesman of Rebel Leader Suspicious of "Foxy Grandpa" Diaz. EL PASO. Feb. 11. Dr. C. F. Z, Cara-cristi, the reputed spokesman for Presi-, dent Francisco I. Madero. when shown the Associated Press dispatches quoting the Mexican Secretary of the Treasury. I.imantour. and Prime Minister Creel's comments, said: "I am Ftpongly of the opinion that the Llmantoifr Interview in Paris has been changed from its original text. In thi I 'agree witli Creel, but If It should so happen that the quotations really represent his, views, I can only see a trap for the insurgents, as Limantour's position can only reflect 'Foxy Grandpa Tiiaz's policy to temporize the situation. ( "Ltmantour may or may not be speaking in good faith: anyway, he has ox-pressed a good part of the rpvohitionary doctrine, and while we had expected such at declaration from either Governor Ahu-rnad or General Reyes, we look with suspicion on this Incomprehensible move, unless President Piaz himself has dictated the sentiment. HOLDS DIAZ'S WEALTH. - We know that Limantour has been and is still the man who ho)ds Oiazs personaT wealth, and that he Is the only- man capable of talking for him with any degree of authority. y I "No idle promises will affect the action of the revolutionist and the guns will wot be 3td down-ointil a treaty of peace is signer! and the Diaz government as It at1 present exists is a thing of the past. President Madero is only a candidate for the presidency, if it is the will of the people, and he is only elected through the medium of a free" ballot free from fraud and duress, lie Is not personally ambitious and Is the .representative of rih Ideal rather than of a party seeking "power." NATIVE DAUGHTERS OBSERVE ANNIVERSARY Piedmont Parlor No. 87, Native Daugh ters of the Golden West, celebrated its fifteenth anniversary last evening in Ma- pie nail, rourieeniii aim iiensier streets, where natives representing all the parlors of the bay region congregated to exchange greetings. About 300 Native Sons and Daughters were . In the grand marcn. -ij-hlch was led by Miss Hazel Cohen, president of Piedmont Parlor, and D. Miller. The California popples, bear flags and palms made a picturesque setting for the gowns worn by the fair daughters. It was one of the most successful affairs ever given by Piedmont Parlor which is the largest organization of Native Daughters on the east side of the bay. ( ' si ' y A I - . MADERO DEMAND Mayor Molt Impresses the Legislative Committee of Oakland's Fair Intentions Toward San Francisco - SACRAilEXTO, Feb. 22. "The 1m- the harbor would always be used for provement of Oakland harbor is not ! the benefit of the people. It pro-intended as a menace to tho harbor of h'"te.? tne leasinf of, or :t.ha" se' . . ,- i ' enty-five per cent of the tide lands. San Irancisco. On the contrary, it is I what was wanted was the cession of intended simply to aid in the devel- J the lands to San Diego. The city pro-opment of the bay of San Francisco. ; posed to issue bonds In the sum of There is commerce over there which can not be accommodated there, and we are simply working to help to take care of. that commerce. "We are not fools to cut the harbor rates or to enter into competition with the city across the bay. We would be willing to have it understood that there would be & minimum rate established for all the harbors in the state and let whatever may be j roa(,s wee branchin& oru ,n ail'dlrec-charged above that minimum depend tion3. Tne harbor waa now under upon circumstances irom time 10 the control of the state, butthe tlm,e- r, , . , .(wharves were owned - by private in- These were- the closing words of j fm.i(Jua,,.. Tne revenue for each of .Mayor or vamino, jcsipiujv i evening at the meeting of the judiciary committee of the Senate which was considering the question of, the state ceding to the city of Oakland and the city of San Diego tide lands In the harbor of each. "That is what I have held all atong," said Senator Wolfe of San Francisco, "and we are her to help you. What I have want' "1 Is to have a uniform minimum rate for all the harbors of the state so as to prevent' competition which must prove disastrous." I,OS. ANGELES LATER. Senator Welch of San Francisco Joined wtlh Senator Wolfe as did indeed all the other penators of . the committee who were in attendance. There were no speakers for the claim of Los Angeles in the matter of cession Of the tide lands in the harbor of that place, save Senator Hewitt, and he did not touch upon the merits of the case for the reason that there Is a delegation from Los Angeles expected to arrive here next Friday night, when there will be a hearing given them. It Is likely that there will, at the same time, be representatives of the other cities interested In this matter of cession of tide lands present to ascertain '.-whether the sentiment of the people of San Diego. Oakland and, now, o.f San Francisco, agrees with those of the southern metropolis. . While there was a desire on the part of all the members of the Judiciary committee to have the- sovereign power and ownership of the state shown even when ceding control over the tide lands in question at the same time there was none of them who was not willing to allow the lands referred to jto be placed In trust of the cities engaging in the discussion with the understanding that there should be a reversion of the same to the control of the state in the event that the trust had not been discharged In a proper manner. SUB-COMMITTEE NAMED. Accordingly, at the close of the meeting, there was a sub-committee appointed by Chairman Stetson of the committee, to frame a bill which is to be offered as a substitute to the measures which have already been introduced on the subject, but this sub-commtee will not report until after the. delegation of business men from Los Angeles shall have been heard. The committee comprises Senators "Tyrrell of Oakland, Carminetti of Amador, Wolfe of San Francisco, Hewitt of Los Angeles, and Wright of San Diego. The statement above qvioted from Mayor Mott also brought out the admission on the part of Senators Wolfe and Welch that, under the circumstances, the bill of Senator Cassldy, which provides for the cession by the state of all -the harbor property in San Francisco to that city, might not be pressed for the reason that the measure had been introduced to safeguard the harbor of that city from competition with harbors of other cities which are now under municipal control. Both the senators referred to stated that, because of the anticipated competition in rates of harbors under municipal control and those under the management of the state, San Francisco desired to obtain the control of her own harbor.; 1 There were present at the hearing representing the city of Oakland Mayor Mott. City Attorney Woolner, Assistant City Engineer Brown. E. C. Sessions. J.. I.,, de Frernery. Charles E. Spook, James P. Edoff and others. ARE AWAITING MAP, There was practically a repetition of the discussion which took place before the same committee a few days ago, when an adjournment was taken to enable Mayor Mott of Oakland to produce before the body a map of the western waterfront of the city of Oakland. showing the Key Route basin, which is another parcel of the tide lands which Is sought by the city of Oakland, and which the same city is improving in a most liberal manner to make that section of the city available for comperce and development. The maps were produced and explained by Mayor Mott, assistant city Engineer Prown. while City Attorney Woolner answered a number of legal questions propounded by Senators -Camlnettl, Curtin and others. These queries were propounded with a view to ascertaining whether or not it would be possible for the state to bring suit for the recovery of the lands in the event that the trust had not been honestly discharged. Woolner and the mayor declared that there was no question In their minds at -a4-l .that the state, by the act of cession; would not lose its right over the property. and If necessary to sue to recover it back again, could do so. This opinion was coincided with by the senators. AGREEMENT REACHED. Mr. Woolner also said an agreement had also been entered into between the people holding the property under the so-called Stratton patent in East Oakland basin had agreed, with the representatives of the city of Oakland, to accept leases from the city of the property which they now hold, in consideration of a continuance of the lease for twenty-five years, at a nominal sum and in the event of there being no desire for a continuance of the lease, the , city to take over the improvements on the property on the payment of an equivalent for the same. The discussion of the tide lands in San Diego harbor brought Mavor Connett to his feet. He said the bill recognized the ownership of the land by the State of California and that one million dollars for the improvement of the- harbor. These improvements were to be completed within three years. The commerce of the .harbor had increased fifty per cent within the last two" years. Large deep sea vessels were now stopping there and discharging cargoes. A few years ago, San Diego -was but a way point, but jiow it was a port of rnnttflntlv inprpaclnir rnm m Arpo T?all the past two years had been but $6 000, which was used up in salaries of the commissioners and, as a consequence, there was nothing left for the making of improvements unless an appropriation by the state, the city of San Diego standing ready to provide a million dollars for the work. QUOTES PROM OPIOXIOX. - Mayor fionnett then read an opinion from the attorney-general to the effect that he had no doubt that the state could confer power on tho city of San Diego on certain lands in. the harbor of that city. This opinion is of special interest to Oakland, on the question of the rite of cession of tide lands in the harbor of that city, from which tho following excerpts are made, the opinion being given to the city attorney of San Diego, who had been told that the attorney-general had said that, despite the fact that the legislature had given Oakland its harbor, he had taken the stand that it was illegal and that he had instituted an action to recover the harbor again for the state. "This," says the attorney-general, "is so incorrect in point of fact that I am sure you have been either Incorrectly Informed or both, and I am also sure that you will welcome a correct statement of the facts'. "I have not taken the stand that the grant of the Oakland waterfront to that municipality was illegal. I have not instituted all action to recover that waterfrosft to .the state. I have taken the position that the grant of the Oakland waterfront to the city of Oakland was a j legal and proper exercise of legis- lative power. I take the position that it was entirely legal and proper for the state to grant to municipalities situated n harbors, a, part of the whole, when necessary," of such waterfronts.' The position I have taken in the tide land litigation is briefly this: "That the legislature may not make a grant of tide lands or lands covered by navigable waters, except for purposes in furtherance of navigation and commerce: that for such purposes valid grants may be made to indlviduais and to municipalities." This opinion was appreciated by the Oakland men. Wolfe asked Mayor Connett If he favored municipally controlled harbors. FAVORED CITY CONTROL. Connett said he had made an exhaustive study of the subject and that he had concluded that it was best for harbors to ,be under municipal control. He was asked if he thought the harbor of San Francisco should be under city control, but replied that he did not know what would be best there. He would have no objection to the state establishing a minimum rate. ' . Wolfe said that under such circumstances there was no difference between him and the mayor, and the representatives of Oakland, and as a consequence there was no difference between them so long as there was a similarity of government of the various harbors, and the state was protected in its right to the lands even after the lands had" been ceded to the several cities. '-i The Oakland tide lands were then considered with the result referred. NORTH SURPRISED AT NEW TREATY Seattle Civic Bodies Unprepared; Question Is Declared Serious. SEATTLE. Feb. 22. Officers of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce and -of the Seattle Commercial Club were entirely unprepared for the announcement that a new treaty with Japan had been sent to the Senate for ratification and were loath to discuss the subject until they had time to investigate fully the provisions of the treaty? President J. D. Lowman of the Chamber of Commerce is in Panama and Judge Thomas' Burke, chairman of the committee on national affairs, is in Washington, D. C. Both men are thoroughly familiar with the Japanese question and the other officers desire to leave the matter in their hands. SERIOVS QUESTION. The attitude of the officers of the two commercial bodies is reflected in the statement of Frank W. Baker, vice-president of the Chamber of Commerce, who said: "This is a serious question and is one that should be carefully considered before any expression representing -the attitude of the Chamber of Commerce- Is made." J. W. Maxwell, president of the Commercial Club, took the same stand. The question of Japan's relations with the' United States Is to be considered by the club at its meeting next week and Mr. Maxwell fsaid that, he could not speak for the club until its members had determined upon the course to be pursued. : , Mr. Taft may rlose weight by hard work, but Incidentally he gains It with the people. Atlanta Constitution. i ASKS SENATE TO INVESTIGATE La Follette Wants Battleship Contract With Argentine Republic Probed. WASHINGTON, Feb. it. Senator La Follette wants n.n Investigation of public charges that government naval secrets are being disclosed to the Argentine Republic through the construction of two battleships in this countrv. Two resolutions were Introduced In the Senate- today by La Follette designed to bring fnformation from the departments of State and Navy, concerning the contracts which shipbuilding concerns received from the Argentine Republic for the construction of two battleships, and whether administration officials were responsible for the procuring of this business by shipbuilders. STATE SOLON SCORES TREATY Resolutions Introduced Caminettiilall on U. S. to Cease Consideration. by (Continued from Page 1.) our industrial development and to our civilization: be it further ."Resolved, That our senators In Congress be Instructed and our representatives in Congress do use all honorabl means to prevent the ratification of said treaty; be it further "Resolved, That the Governor be required to immediately wire a copy of these, resolutions to the President, the respective house .of Congress, Senators and representatives in Congress. OMISSION LAMENTED. There was a general; expression of regret in the assembly 'over the omission of the restriction clause from the treaty. Assemblyman Harry Polsley, the author of a resolution petitioning Congress to incorporate a restriction clause in the treaty, took occasion to score the San Francisco Puilding Trades Council for what h calls Its "back down" in reference to Japanese legislation. Polsley sent the following telegram to . O. A. Tveitmoe In reply to a letter of the latter dealing with labor measures: "Mr. O. A. Tveitmoe Your circular in reference to a number of legislative bills received. While they will receive due consideration, I consider that your back down In reference to Japanese legislation does not entitle you to any consideration so far as your interest for the good of. laboring men is concerned. (Signed) Harry; Polsley." BRANDS IT OUTRAGE. Assemblyman Frank M. Smith characterized the treaty as an 'outrage" and a direct affront to American laboring men. - "I fconsider the welfare of American workers much more Important," he said, "than the necessity of allowing Japan to 'save her face.' Kxperienca has shown that matters of tills kind cannot safely be left to polite understandings. "American labor has no assurance of any protection In the matter. I believe the ratification of the treaty should be opposed by every American working-man." Assemblyman Beatty also expressed dissatisfaction with the treaty. It plainly ignores the wishes of the coast," he said, "and as 'far as making possible any fair regulation of Immigration Is absolutely meaningless. The so-called 'understanding" amounts to nothing." Assemblyman Sutherland of Fresno took the opposite view, declaring j'th'at since the present treaty contains no restriction clause there is no pressing necessity of It. and that the matter may be safely left to the visual diplomatic understanding. - . ADVISES CAUTION. ', Senator Wright, chairman of- the Senate committee on federal relations; today telegraphed President Taft and Senators Flint and" Perkins urging them to be sure that the treaty as proposed will not be Injurious to- the people of the Pacific coast. Unless this Is certain, ths telegram savs. it may be difficult to prevent outbursts of disapproval. The 'text of the Wright telegram Is: "Mr.. President: California much alarmed over newspaper report of proposed new Japanese treaty. Federal government, unless positively assured that Japan will enforce regulation restricting Immigration to the United States, of her subjects are Inimical to our western civilization should -insist upon a restriction clause- In the ; new treaty. Less than this will Inflame the public mind all along Pacific Coast and may lead to a condition that will be de- piorea Dy tnose most aesirous or preserving amity and good will between the United States and Japan. This 7ia thH opinion of the Senate committee on fed- er-sl relations, and Is the sentiment of fjojustmem i or ine irouoies. wieirei-r-i; ,M,. tt.j. forts were In va n, the company placing ra ifornia legislature. (Signed) Federal every obRtaHe possible in the way of a Relations Committee, Leroy A. Wright, chairman." "The minority has desisted from pressing this matter, as It should have been pressed," said Senator Camlnettl. "We have been urged not to be hasty, and we have watted four long years for action. Now we see a treaty which refers, not In one line, one word, one syllable, to a matter which affects vitally the interests of California." Senator Cutten (Republican) urged that tho resolution lie In the committee on federal relations until newspaper reports could be confirmed or denied. TWO HOTEL THIEVES GET AWAY WITH LOOT A skeleton key was used by a burglar to -obtain entrance to the rooms of g. r. Jensen of the Galindo hotel last night during his absence. The thief stole a new wicker suit case, using this to carry away a suit of clothes, a safety razor, a gold chain, a gold locket Bet with pearls and several other articles of Jewelry. The loss Is estimated by Jensen at $62. The theft was reported to the police this morning. A -sneak thief entered the rooms of Roger Chubb in the Station hotel last night and stole a suit of clothes valued at $25. Chub complained of the theft to the police. , "ROnDED EAR HOME. SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 22 Within a stone's throw of his home and while passing a vacant lot early this morning, Alex Max.'Vof 35 4 8 Twentieth street, was held up by two men. One of the thugs held the revolver while the second searched hi mfor valuables, taking 11.25. God gave us sleep, the devil Invented the alarm clock. N0RWEGIANS-T0 ENTERTAIN NEXT SATURDAY NIGHT i V 1T IQ5 TP T T T?M XT A T C T? ...ul will sing at the Norwegian Society Festival Satrmlay night. I f Th Norwegian Society Eldsrold of Oakland Willi give its fifth annual grand concert and ball Saturday evening, February 25, In Castle hall. Twelfth and Franklin streets. The Norwegian Hinging Society of San Francisco will take part in the program and among the local singers who will participate wllUbe Miss Ellen liaise a vocalist of exceptional ability. ; ' The various committees in charge of the affair follow: Committee! of Arrangements Julius Christiansen! Anon Aanonsen, Harold Weldemann and Olaf Rredlie. Floor Committee John Kringlen, Nick Nelson, M. Dedrichsen and Oscar Sund-bye. Refreshment Committee K. C. Nordhe, K. Mordstrotn. P. Dahl and B. Own. ; Statement by Business Agent of the Building Trades ' Council. In regard lo the strike now In progress In the Sunset Lumber company's yards the following statement was issued today by R. M. Hamb, business agent of the Building Trades Council: "In May of last year an agreement was enfered Into between the lumber dealers of Alameda' county and the Building Trades Council, representing the various employes of the lumber Industry In this county, the lumber clerks, lumber handlers and the teamsters, In which the dealers egreed to pay a regular schedule of wages in epch of the different departments. "This agreement was the result of a compromise, the various employes, through the unions of their respective Crafts, having demanded a return to the standard of. wages paid them two years before, and !which had been reduced voluntarily by the unions, at the timeof the financial crisis. "The agreement made last May was accepted in good faith by the lumber dealers and the unions of the crafts involved, and became the basis on which all the lumber dealers operated their yards. "Beginning in last September,' the Sunset Lumber company began to evade the terms of the agreement. Complaints began to pour Into the Building Trades Council that union men were being discriminated against, and that the Suns'-t Lumber company was not living up to Us part of the agreement. "The matter was then taken lia.hand by the agents of the Building Trades Council, who conferred with the management of the Sunset Lumber company and were informed that the compan ywan not to reduce (lie wages or to discriminate against union men, but that they were simply 'trying to improve the class of their employes.' "The statements of the company were accepted in good faith, and the Council proceeded to place the non-union men who had been employed by the company In their respective unions. "Trouble waa here encountered. When approached the non-union men refused to enter the unions, saying that they had been ordered to keep out. They also said that they could not join the unions as they wto Tt beinf? paid the wages apreed on between the company and the building Trades Council, but that they were getting from 7.'c to $1.25 per day less than the schedule railed for. "Complaints began to pour into the Building Trades Council, and the Coun cil's agents and committees appointed cs peciall v for the purpose, were for a long time endeavoring to reach a satisfactory settlement of the difficulties. "On lasti Monday a final conference was held between the agents of the Building Trades Council and the mansge-ment of the company. Tho entire matter was thoroughly discussed and canvassed In all its details, without any satisfactory results being arrived at. The company declared flatly that they would continue 1 m the position which they bad taken and that they would 'only agree to disagree' with the council and the affected unions. "In this very last conference the company again maintained that they were paving the wages as per the original agreement. " This has been proven absolutely false by the men themselves, and merely shows that the company will use untruth to cover up Its failure to keep its agreement of last May. "As a repult of the attitude of the com-panv as laid down In the conference on Monday, on- Tuesday morning 120 men employed by the Sunset: Company struck work. "About fifty non-union men. In whom. It seems, the company bad pinned Its hopes, came out with the seventy union men employed In the company's yards. 'Last evening a number of these nonunion men who had become tired and disgusted at the false position they had been compelled by. the company to occupy, entered the lumber handlers' union and the balance wilt be tnken Into their respective uniens and taken care of. "This strike Is entirely the result of the lack of good faith In the management of the company, who have perpetrated the wrongs above mentioned on the men and deceived the other lumber dealers In their greed1 for busines, unfairly cutting the legitimate expenses, which nil lumber dealers must meet, snd all Just to cut tinder the other dealers who have kept their word and have ailed honestly as per their s Kreetnent." . R. H. Nash, manasrer of the compan.-. savs that while it was a fact that tho company had some non-union men In its employ, they were paid the union scale. Further than that the company would not make concession. No. Maude, dear, there is no similarity between ,al fashionable coterie and the cloakroom at the opera. New Tork J?TM 1 V I, i- - UV'' & i ' 2, SUNSET LUMBER COMPANY STRIKE ON j SENIOR CO-EDS -HBOIIT DACE Record Time Made cn Lake Merritt; All Classes Close Together. . The annual Interring boat race of th women students of the University of California was held this morning on Lake Merritt, 'and was won by the seniors iif-.the fast, time of three mlnutef Snd forty-five n-tondn. The meinhi-iH ol the winning crew were C'oia Wleder, coxswain; Lthel James, stroke, and Iren Patchett, bow. The judges of the event selected from among the member of the faculty, wei lr. K. 8. Bancroft, Mtws Lucy sicbiiln, and Dr. C. Price. Tho timekeepers were Roee Gardner and Klda KtfKi-rt.. members of the senior class. Th girls of the five crews, clad la crisp sailor garb, pulled to the red-flagged stakes at the urper end of Lake Men It t that marked the start at about ten-thirty. At the sound of the pistol the crews were off, making a beautiful start on the nrst attempt. , - LED ALL THE WAY. The seniors got a flight headway al the beginning .f the race, and In spltrt of strenuous efforts from the post-graduates, who finiHlied r uiid. managed to hold It throughout, finishing four feet lu the lead. The cuntest between the Juni-iors and sopuniiH.n s was close, the two Cr.eT'" row,nK almost hide by Hide t. within a few feet of the finish,, when the juniors muted uhettd and came lu bv ii boat -length. Th. mvphmen, who have betn making very gund timw in practice, aid not have the i uduiarice of the older classes and came in lam, about 10 fftt behind the fioMhoinoreH. The seniors passed the decorated sloop of the Judges m three, minutes and forty-five second flat, ono minute forty-five seconds better than the record of last year, which was live minutes and a half. Tho best time made in practti this year was five minutes flat, mudo by iicHiimen crew i:ii weeu 1 he crews which competed today were picked from the rowing enthusiasts of uie various clahwes by Alius lirani Hamilton of the juniors two weeks ago, and have been holding dally practice slmo under Miss Hamilton's couching. ' Tlu post-graduate crew, which was picked for the winner hv a .... ,.t .ci.ui,, ikh omy iieen in miming -lor tho last live davs and the girls showl tho lack of sufficient training In today's contest In taking only, the second place. QUESTS AT LUNCHEON. : After the race tho members of the different rn. wn went to H. i Uelcv wb(, a luncheon was given l;i their honor mid tint of the contestants i;i the other Wo-, men's events In Hearst J In II. The crew i who took part In the race Were as fodows: Fresiinien- j;i;a Wall, coxswain, Ktliel Murray, bow; Winlfrvd itrldge, strok-. .Sophomore lima Keri.irlcks, coxswain; Patricia Moon-head, bow; Kathryn Mt-Cale, stroke. Junior Klliabeth Craven. coxswain; Italbi do Jarnette, bow; (irace Hamilton, strok. Senor Cora Wieder, coxswain; Kthe; dumen, niroKe; irene Patchett, bow. Post (Jraduate Mabel Plerpont, coxswain; Adele JJrown, stroke; Claudia faeldel, bow. SIBENIJFLIES Former United States Gunboat 1 A " r- Mrnves ai riierto Cortcz. t PCKRTO COItTKZ. Honduras, Feb. 21 The former United States gunboat Siren, whose recent rnystprlotia movements have caused alarm In some Central American circles arrived here last nifrht, flying the Nlcnrn-runn flag. Commander Itrittaln of the gunhost Wheeling boarded the Siren Sunday when she arrived in the harbor at Celba, Honduras. After a thorough Investigation of her papers, which he aal.I were apparently regular, he returned to his ship. The little ' vessel carried no cargo or armament, llcr captain lias full powei of attorney from the owner of the vessel either to sell or to lease her. The frlren Bulled from Norfolk, Va., Feb. 11, with clearance papers for Bhie-flelds, Nicaragua. BUILDER ARRESTED Beaumont Accused of Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses. As a result of transactions over th sale of a house snd lot In the snnejed district valued at $?fiOfi, rhurh-s V.. Penu-monf, a contractor and builder residing at &12 Kighth street, w-a arrested today on a' 'chares of grand larceny and obtaining money under false pretenses. The ch.'H g" wns sworn to by Miss SuhI Pnjre of Jmo Klma. avenue, to whom he sold the house. Heaiimont declares that while there h.'is been some confusion over the trarifac. tion. he had promised to smooth.lt qvi-r and was delayed In doing so by finandiil .losses. Miss Face allegea that he sold her the house .with n specification In the contract that It was clear of ell Indebtedness. Last November Hodge A Collins, lumber dealers, pl.iced a lien on the prop, erty, and I!niimnnt hns failed to inske up this amount. The arrest was made, by Infectives JallaEher and Hodcklna at Harrington street near IJese avenue. OTTAWA, Feb. 22. The Canadian Parliament declared unanimously today Its sentiment that the proposed reciprocity agreement with the Fnlted States should not lesjd to annexation. POLICE SEEK TRACE OF MISSING WOMAN RAN FIUNTISCO, Fib. 22. Th police have been ked to look foi Mrs. Kllznbeth Slevers, Ti !". -,y-n rs ohj, of 501 Thirtieth street, w"ho 'disappeared yesterday." i-'he is the mothei of O. fiowenfelsi, a carrier attached r. Postofflce station H. fine was attlrer; In a dark suit .of clothes and a lleh; overcoat, and l.descrlbed as five fee; fH'e Inches tall with fcray. hair an browa yea. I FRAUD CHARGE NO INEMTI, . SMS CANADA

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