Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on May 8, 1907 · Page 5
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Oakland, California
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Wednesday, May 8, 1907
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OAKLAND TRIBUNB. ;MAY 8, 1907 STRIKE CLOSES 1 BIG SILTER TRIBUNE FIRST 11 WEDNESDAY EVENING DEAD FIEND ; IB II STRIKE NEWS mm aw I 7 L. - W Representative iVIen of City Hold Peace Conference in Endeavor tbSetUe AILStrikes. a SAN FRANCISCO. May 8. DeUr- mined effort to restore industrial peace In this city hy putting a quick end to all the strikes will be made at a meeting callcl for late this afternoon at the Iabor Temple, on Fourteenth street, near Mission. Archbishop Patrick W. Rlordan, Bishop William Ford Nichols, Rabbi Lvy, James D. phelan and a number of other representative men from all walks of life will take part In this conference and will bend all thel renergles toward bringing about an understanding between the warring employers and workers. TO SETTLE CAR STRIKE. A peace committee from the San Francisco .Labor Council, another from the Building Trades Council and representatives of the? Civic League will take part In this gathering. Effort will first be made to dispose of tho telephone girls' and the laundry workers' strikes, as these two are nearer settlement than any of the others ; agitating the city. The strike of the iron workers will then be considered and then the conferring parties will take up the knottiest problem of all the carmen's strike. The peace committee from the Labor Council consists ,ot the following men: George A'. Trnry, Walter- MacArthur, Andrew Furuseth. Michael Casfy. Andrew J. Gallagher. Will J. French, Richard ComeluiH, J. K. Jones. W"llam P. McCabe, William J. Hagerty t.nc A. C. Rose . WORKED ALU NIGHT. This committee was appointed list niffht and worked until 2 o'clock this morning formulating plans for peace. Reports were received from sub-commit- ises inuicaxing xnai me leiepnore operators' strike and that of the laundry workers, together with several others, aro on the verge of settlement. I This morning the peace committee called on the employers, and were strengthened In their belief that the dif-ficnltles of the striking unions are near-lng solution. 1 Salt Lake Plant Employing 1000 Men is Shut Down. SALT LAKE. May 8. The plant of the American Smelting and Refining Company at Murray, a suburb, .employing about 1,000 men, closed down today because of a strike of - 259 men. ore haulers and furnace chargers, who demand an increase la pay. The -determination: to close don followed minor disturbances at the plant when the strikers, who are mostly Greeks and Austrian, tried to Intimidate oth er men in various department of the plant who remained at work. Several men were taken to a nearby pond and ducked. This being pay day at the plant and It having come to the knowledge of the management that some of the strikers wre buying firearms and .were Intent on creating trouble it was deemed wise to order a peneral shutdown. The plant may be closed for some 'time.. In which case work done at Murray will be sent to the company's plant at Leadvllle, Pueblo and Denver. Coroner's Jury Orders Body of Supposed Slayer of Marcovich Interred. , . Gov. Gillett's Decision to Send Militia Announced Last Night. LANDERS STEVENS BREAKS HIS LEG j 1 r Doesn't Discover lnury Until Day After While running for a cue In "The 'Climbers," Landers Stevens, who was taking a leading part In' the play at Ye Liberty, brake- his ankle S,unday ; afternoon. The bell rant?. in his dressing room earlier than usual for the last act and Stevens ran down the dressing room stairs, tripping and falling on the car-pet. He went on, playing his role- of Dick Sterling and forgot that he had Injured his leg. He played as if nothing had happened. Monday morning he discovered his ankle was broken. Stevens Is now able to go about on crutches. Next week his leg will be placed In plaster cast and he will be able' to walk about with more ease. Stevens will not have the use of his leg for at least two weeks, but he states that he will be able to fill an engagement with Nance O'Neil when she opens at Ye Liberty Playhouse. THOUGHT HER CRAZY BUT LIKED COOKING Mrs. Teeple Asks Divorce From Husband, Who Abused Her. That the body,' which was found floating In the estuary off . Peralta street a. few days ago, and which Is believed to be that of Ed snort, anas Frank Smith, slayer of John Marcovich, should fill the grave of an unidentified person, was the decision last night of a Coroner's Jury, which sat Jn the inquest Into the death of the man. The Jury also came to the decision that decedent came to his death fronv-a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The corpse, badly decomposed, was interred In the potter's field this morning. Mrs, Short, wife of the Marcovich murderer, testified that, in her opinion the remains were not those of her husband, while Tony Clecak, Marco- vlch's partner, stated that he thought the body that of Short, but that he was not posllve-. Dr. J. L. Milton, who performed the autopsy, declared that the scars on the body in the morgue did not tally with thmr in the description obtained by the ?o..ce. The color of the hair and the h'-ni.'. were also at variance. : ' LABQR COUNCIL CALLS MEETING FOR PEACE ! JOHN E. MARTINDALE IS AGAIN IN JAIL JANUARY'S TERM IS 1 TO BE SHORTENED Man Who Stole Bicycles to be j President Approves Bonaparte's Examined Before Lunacy Commissioneis. S An effort wip foe made to place John E. Martindale in an insane asylum instead of a ' penitentiary , for his repeated thefts of: bicycles. I; A complaint charging him with insanity was sworn to this "morning by j-Attorney Gano G. Kennedy i; Martindale wris arrested!; several days ago for stealing a bicycle and typewriter from the warehouse of the Welsbach Light Company. : He was detained in the County Jill until tho Jail physirian, Dr. C. D. Curdts, recommended that ho be. given his freedom owing to illness that was brought about by the confinement. P. J. Keller of Piedmont r told the court that Martindale had worked for him and he noticed he was f lightly l mentally unbalanced. On .. one occasion he fell and broke his arm by placing a ladder oh a table.. Judge Melvln released him on a two-year probation, but it was not two hours from the time he left the Jail that ho was back ; ln the City Prison for stealing a bicycle and attempting to sell it. Martindale will be examined as to his sanity tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock by lr. Curdts and Dr. Kirt-In Judge Mclvln's court. He is 21) years old and wai rnrmer'y a locomotive fireman, ton. i:nr from Tennersee. Recommendation for a Com-l mutation. WASHINGTON, May 8. Attorney-General Bonaparte today " recommended that sentence of John W. January, alias Charles A. Anderson, be commuted. He recommends .that the sentence be fixed at three months from the date of his re-arrest and that he be pardoned at the end of that time, namely July 19, 1907. President Roosevelt has approved the Attorney-General's recommendation. LEAVENWORTH, Kan., May 8. Major R. W. McClaughrey, warden of the Federal penitentiary here, had not up to 12:30 received official notice from Washington of the action taken In the case of January and ! said he would not communicate with the. pris oner until this was received. He agreed, however, to permit the Asso cintea .fress correspondent to carry the news to" January later in the day and to talk with blm as to his future plans. ; : , ROB NEW CANNERY. BERKKI.EY, May 8 Burglars entered the building in course of construction foi ' the ' Summit Chnning Company, on Chnnning way, early thi morning and stol" nhout $."0 worth of carpenters' tools. They broke Into the building through a window. During the last- seven years of the married life of Mr, and Mrs. Harry W. Teeple, the couple have not got along any too peaceably together, according to the divorce . complaint filed thil morning by Mrs. Maggie C. Teeple. She alleges that Teeple grew tired of her and was not modest in his abuse. He is said to have very often stayed away from home for a week at a time, but Mrs. Teeple says he could not stay away from her cooking for more' than several days. Such epithets as "liar," "fool," "you are crazy, appear very often in tho complaint drawn up by Judge Morti mer Smith. She states that durjng the year of 1904 at lone, Teeple slapped her face. Since then she has suffered mentally and physically from the beating. Mrs. Teeple asks for the custody of their six year old son Harold and $25 a month alimony. The couple were married in 1889.' On the ground of cruelty, Charlotte A. Lewis has brought suit against George Lewis. The family troubles have ;b?en so extensive of late that Mrs. Lewis has made a move for a quiet divorce. ; FRUITVALE SANITARY RECORDS AT ISSUE Two friendly suits have been brought against the Fruitvale Sanitary Distrlct No. 1 in which the plaintiffs .seek to have the records destroyed by the San Francisco fire a year ago corrected and show their names on the books for bonds they are said to have bought before the fire. Rose M. Brlggs seeks to have five $1000 bonds Issued to her. She claims that. before the fire she purchased the bonds from Cf D. Vincent, but they still stand on the books of the company In his name. The secorvd suit is Instituted by Mrs. , Add Clarir Norton, who claims to have bought eight $1000 bonds from Vincent, but has no stand-, ing on the ooks of the sanitary district to. her credit. WIDOW HARRIS SUED FOR A BALANCE DUE Susan Gordon and her husband, Alexander P. Gordon, brought suit this morning aginst Nieves R. Harris, a widow, to recover $800 on a sale of second-hand furniture now at the house at 156 East Twelfth street. The purchase price Is said to have been $900, and only $100 has beeri paid. ,, The suit Is to recover the balnce and costs. SAN FRANCISCO. May 8. One re suit of the meeting of the Labor Coun fi last evening was the appointment of a committee of eleven, with Instructions to meet representatives of all the civic bodies of the city and discuss the present crisis with a view of ending all strikes now In progress. Although the action or trie armea strike-breakers was vlgoroosfy condemned, the temper of the meeting indicated a strong desire to bring about industrial peace. No dissenting " votes were cas'. against the conference, resolution, which reads as follows: "Resolved, By the San Francisco Labor Council, in special session assembled May 7. 1907, that a committee of eleven be appointed by the presi-1 dent, 'with Instructions to invite tho ! co-operation of all other civic bodies in an effort' to bring about a satisfactory adjustment of the disputes now existing in certain Industries; further "Resolved, That it be the sense' of this council that any steps now under consideration by any affiliated union with a view to a sympathetic strike should ' be suspended pending the report of the committee herein . provided for: further "Resolved, That the affiliated unions, their members and friends and the general public be urged to exercise the greatest caution to avoid any overt act tending to complicate the present situation." The committee of eleven, .appointed afier the passage of the resolution. Is made up of well-known labor leaders, representing a great variety ot trades. On it are G. A. Tracy, who was chosen chairman; W. P. McCabe, Walter Mac-Arthur, Andrew J. Gallagher, Police Commissioner W. R. Hagerty, Richard Cornelius, W. J. French, A. C. Ross, Andrew Furuseth and. J. R. Jones. G. A. Tracy and Michael Casey were appointed on a special committee,' with Instructions to bring about. If' possible, a settlement of the strike of the laundry workers. CONGRESSMEN REACH ISLAND OF HAWAII r Twenty-Five of Them Arrive on Transport Buford to Look Up the Resources. . In the face of the keenest competition known In the history of newspaperdom. THE TRIBlNE waa the first paper . in the State of . Calif ornia to give to the public the account of the decision .of Gov. Gll-lett last night, to send troops to San Francisco.- 1 - When seen at the Hotel Alexandria in Los Angeles last night Governer Gillett said: If the riots go' on and they continue to kill men. there and the pclice are unable to stop it, I will call out the mili tia." said Gillett. "There will be no child's play about It. either. If I take that action.- I will see that the riots are stopped, and stopped at once." The governor reviewed the fiesta parade last night and during the evening re ceived bulletins on the San Francisco situation. In discussing the matter fur ther the governor said: EYE ON TROUBLE. "I will not call out the state militia to quell the riots in San Francisco until the civil authorities have asked me to do so. or until I am satisfied from my own investigations that there is no other way to handle the situation. I am watching closely and will act the moment I believe It necessary. . "Everything. Is In readiness for the calling out of the .troops. Those "arrangements were made several days ago at my direction. I will not say what troops will be called out. but they "will be on the ground shortly after I take the action." OWN DISCRETION. The governor was asked rwhat he would do in the event -the riots continued snd the civil authorities of San Francisco did not tee fit to call uron blm for troops. He replied: "I would order the mllltta anyway. Whenever I become satisfied that, the situation la beyond their control I will send In the troops. Repiesntatlons from the best elements of San Francisco that troops were desired there wculd be sufficient for-me to act upon without waiting for the word of the officials. "I shall keen In close touch wtth Ad jutant General Lauck and may conclude to go-to San Francisco in person snouin I deem it wise to do so. I shall hold myself In readiness to act at a moment's notice." . INJURED MAN LIVES IN URCONCIOUS STATE Fell April 24 and Has Been Prac tically Insensible Ever Since. Many Women Among Those Injured in Destruction of Form Y.M C A. Building. Lost or r KANSAS CITY. Mo.; May 8. The Montgomery, Ward building at was totally destroyed. At that hour It was impossible to give an accurate estimate of the number of dead and lnjuwed. The dead variously estimated are from three to twenty and the In jured close to twenty, many of whom It Is believed were seriously hurt. It will probably be hours before the cnlssing can be accounted for or be fore the actual number of dead is known. Among the missing Is Mrs. Carl Busch, wife of Carl Busch, who 1? a teacher of piano, well known In, this country and In Berlin. Among the injured was Miss Alexandria Baumberg, !a Russian countess, miniature artist, who'had a studio upon the third floor. CLARA FITZ PATRICK" GIVEN DIVORCE Alleging both neglect and cruelty, Clara M. Fitzpatrick was given an Interlocutory decree of divorce this morning from J. H. Fitzpatrick. The care of their minor child was also given to Mrs. Fitzpatrick, as was $75 a month alimony. The couple were married in 11901 and had but the one child. HONOLULU, May 8. The United States transport Buford arrived here today with the party of twenty-five Congressmen who have tome to in spect the islands tend obtain direct In formation regarding the resources of Hawaii. The delegation was . greeted outside the harbor by committees In launches and tugs who extended a hearty wel come to the visitors. " A TO MEET IN ST. PAUL, LOS ANGELES. May 8. St. Paul today was chosen as the place for the next annual meeting of the Shriners. The date was set -for Juily 15 to 18. Maud Speyer fell from ft ladder which the firemen were IfemoYlnf from the fourth floor. .1 The Athaneum was in. session In a small auditorium on the third floor when the fire broke out and was attended by two-score women. Many of them escaped, but tha fatd of the others Is not known. Many1 jumped from the third, fourth and flrth story windows and at least one was killed, others suffering broken limb. George Demare, an artlstij Jumped from the fifth floor and was killed. . J. A. Farrell. a music teadher with a studio on the fourth floor, j escaped. He said he believed there wiere over a dozen women upon the. top floors who failed to get out. One kf these, he said, was a Miss Wlttebortt taeach- er of the piano. TO LEARN WHO CARRY WEAPONS Will Search Men as They Leave Barns Everett Coffin, an electrician, whose home Is at 255 Perry street, while repairing some electric fans In the Stock Exchange In Sari" Frantls-cot on April 24, accldently fell and Injured his skull, and with the exception of a short interval has jematned unconscious ever since the accident occurred. The patient was at onece removed to the Emergency Hospital, and later transferred to Fablola, where hla physician In consultation with other surgeons performed an operation upon the patient this morning. , Concussion of the brain is believed to be the cause of this unusual condition. This is the second time Coffin has been in this condition. While riding a . motorcycle two years ago, he was iiiruwit xrum wie vtrmuit? aim seriously injured, remaining unconscious for two weeks. SAN FRANCISCO, May 8 Mr. Cornelius at noon gave out the following statement which is partly an answer to Calhoun and an appeal to the people. His first statement was made exclusively to a TRIBUNE reporter. Mr. Calhoun says: The hundreds of citizens In our midst must be given the right to work.' "Thank God the humblest of San Francisco's citizens are angels- Compared to his thugs and cut throats." "Mr. Calhoun says: "'The Issue lies with the people.' I "We agree with him and hasten to say we are willing at all times to leave our cases in the hands of the people. Let no time be lost Mr. Calhoun Is hearing from the people. CAUSE IS JUST. "Our cause is Just and we have nothing to fear from the people. But Mr. Calhoun we want to hear from the whole people not that small) part of them who composed the Citlaens' Alliance. "Give us a full and fair vlrdict of the people and we will abide py it." At 1:45 o'clock no car had made its appearance from the Oak street barn. LIFT BLOCKADE. SAN FRANCISCO. ' May Police blockade lifted on Fillmore street' this afternoon. It is still maintained;! on Turk sjft-eet between Fillmore and IWebster. for one block. Streets comparatively de sertert. I'eople are evidently Schir.itz" proclamation. Those streets kept moving, otherwise interference. . j LEAVE BARRACKS. f'KAAUISt'U, AlHy 8.! ins p. m. lwo carryalls of strike-breakers, escorted by mounted police, just Ileft barracks at Turk street for Oak aftd Brod- ericic. heeding on the ho police THIEVES STEAL GOLD t COIN FROM A TRUNK I Thieves entered the home of P. C. Smith, 547 Thirty-eighth street, last evening and stole $80 In gold from a trunk. Smith has reported the theft to the police. The Smith Tamtly was away from home at the time of the burglary. Tht- house was ransacked and the hurglars found the gold, which had been hidden In a trunk. DID NOT STEAL THE GIRL'S WARDROBE Accused of stealing and selling the entire wardrobe of Miss Lillian Gray, Sydney Chase appealed in Police Court No. 2 this morning, on trial on a charge of petit larceny. The young man was found not guilty by Police Judge Samuels. It waa alleged that Chase, viho Is a friend of Miss Gray, had entered her apartments In her absence arid stolen all her valuable gowns. 1ESE MS HIS CONTEST Recount of Fourth Ballots Has Chilling Effect on Hopes of Mr. Hahn. As a result of the recount of ballots cast for City oCuncllman at the last municipal election In the Fourth ward, Edwin Meese wins by nine votes over Councilman Hahn, incumbent. The recount was completed this afternoon before Judge Ogden, who will render a decision in the contest of " Meese vs. Hahn tomorrow morn-lng. According the to figures as gained from the recount, Edwin Meese received 493 votes: Hahn, 484; Boyer, 345; Symmes, 97; Brown 11. It is understood that an appeal will be taken by Hahn's attorneys, and that pending Its determination, that Hahn will continue to retain his eat in the City Council. The official returns' as sent in by the Fourth ward precinct officers gave Hahn a victory over Meese by five votes. IS THIS A WILD MAN ON FKEEVER'S HILL ? 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