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Open War 011
of the Building Trades
Association Is Regarded
as Being a Mere Shant
Plan Fight to the End
Untermyer Said To Be Con
vineed Body Must Be
Proseeuted and Destroyed
In addition to tho fourteen more
combinations in the building industry
which the Lockwood Committee on
Housing expects to expose upon the re?
sumption of its investigation, the com?
mittee will war on the Building Trades
Employers' Association, it was saidyes
The latter organization is tho strong
hold of about thirty-two groups ofcon
tracting employers doing a business of
more than $200,000,000 a year. The
agreements that cxisted between the
association and Robert P. Brindell, the
convicted labor leader, then head of
the Building Trades Councii, are said
to have been the basis of the power
wieldcd by Brindell in his extortion
N ..norous groups of contractors af
filiated wi'h the association have been
exposed by the Lockwood committoe as
pricc-tixing agencies, blanket indict?
ments having been returnrd against
some of them, charging violations of
tho Donnelly anti-trust laws. ? Samuel
Untermyer, chief counsel for the. Lock?
wood committee, publicly demanded at
the time ihat the association reorgan
izc and eliminate the price-fixing
groups and remove the influcnecs that
gave Brindell his power.
lt was understood that officials of
the association agreed to do this, ana
on Tuesday ?ast announeed a house
eleaning with the selection of a new
list of officers, with the exception of I
Samuel B. Donneliy, who was retained
as secretary. Mr. Donnelly, with Otto
Eidlitz, who was regarded as the mov?
ing power in the organization, had been
quebtioned on the witness stand before
At the time of the houBecleaning the
new officers disavowed any intention
or act; ,n to control or in any way deal
with prices or r'.'strict competition. The
principle of collective bargaining with.
labor organizations, however, is upheld
by the association, thc ofFicers an
nouncing that thoy intend to keep the
association's contract with the Build?
ing Trades Councii controlled by Brin?
From telegrams that have been pass- I
ing between Mr. Untermyer at Paim
Beach and his associates here, it ap?
pears that the chief counsel has reason
to suspect the sincerity of the re
organization. He points to Donnelly's !
'retcntion by the employers' associn- I
tion and "the latter'a refusal to expel
members that are parties to combina?
He is convinced that the allegel re?
forms are mere shams and that tho
employers' association as now con?
stituted must be proseeuted and ue
stroyed. It is not possible, however,
that anything will be done until the
er.v*. of March, when Mr. Untermyer
returns from his vacation in thoSo.uth.
Mr. Nornjm said yesterday: "Wc hhve
aWsoiutc confidence in Mr. Donnelly.
He is nothing more than n paid secre?
tary and a very capable man. Becnusff
Mr. Untermyer didn't like the way Mr.
Donnelly answered his questions on
the Btand there is no reason why \j;e
sh.uld get rid of him."
Calder Says Rent Laws
Bar Building Revival
Senalor Tells Brooklyn Realtors
islation Must Be Modified
to Bring a Boom
United States Senator William M.
Calder, in an address at tho twelfth
nnnual bnnq/iet of the Brooklyn Real
Estate Board at tho Hotel Bossert,
Brooklyn, last night, prtdicted there
would be no revival of building opera?
tions until the state rent laws hnd
been modified. "Tho rent laws, al
'.hough well-intentloned, have done
more to restvict building and increase
costs than any Other one" thing," ho
William Raymond Burling, president
of the Brooklyn Real Estate Board
also discussed the rent legisiation. "It
was found that the curtailment of the
natural laws of supply and demand
had created a so-called shortage,'" he
said, "and then the pendulum swung
to the extreme in the effort to effect
a supposed cure, and instead of assist
ing the laws of supply and demand
to function and provide additional
housing the rent laws of thc past
^ession were passed with the result
that in the building lield stagnation
He declared it was important that
money for mortgages be stimulated
and made free as possible, adding it
waa with that end in view that the
board s,orfie time ngo indorsed the
Calder-Siegcl bill, which would exempt
fr6m taxation interest on mortgage
investments up to $40,000.
Senator Clr.yton R. Lusk,* v/ho also
spoke, said: "it is the purpose of the
present administration at Albany to
forbear the notoriety and popularity
Lif sponsoiing a lot of qunck icmedies
for all speeial and industrial evils and
try to put the state government on
sound business and economic basis."
About 300 real estate men, bankers
and brokers attended the dinner.
i" I. i i?
Miss Pankhurst Ref uses
$50 To Be Sawn in Two
Suffrage Leader, While Adver?
tising for a Job, Rejccts
Offer of llluinonist
Frtrm The Tribune's European Bureau
LONDON, Feb. 12.?Mis Chri.stnbe1
Pankhurst, the suffrftge leader, recent?
ly advertised in the da^y press for a
job, saying that the success of the suf?
frage movement had removed the cause
for further ?uffrago activity and that
sho needed to earn a living. Sho has
not accepted a position( but has re?
fused the proposal of a vauuevillo "il
lusionist," who offered her $50 a day
for being sawn in two on the, stage of
local music halls.
Tho illusionist's act cohsists of plac
ing a woman in a coffln-liko box on
tresties. The cover of the box is pad
loeked, and two husky woodsmen with
a double-handlcd saw proceed to cut
tho box in two in thc. middle. When
tho ends fall apart the woman steps
When the illusionist recently adver
t:sed for women. to be' sawn in two at
his performance a queue of 226 girls
lined up the next morning at the stage
door. Miss Pankhurst, to whom the
il'usionist had writtep a speeial offer,
decided not to enter the field.
By Newark Mob
<Continued trom paan onio
and -wheelod just in time to avoid a
blow from the nightstick of Patrolman
Jamming two cartridgeB into the cyl
inder af his revolver thc negro fired
pointblank at the patrolman, V>oth bul
lets taking effect in his loft thigh and
one of them shntterjng the bonc. Smoke
still was curling from his revolver
when "Smiling Joe" Ritchie, a pugilist,
closed in and delivered a smashing
punch on the. negro's nosc.
This was clpser quarters than Jim
had counted on and ho took to his
heels again, reloading as ho ran. Be?
hind him came the mob, several . of
them shooting, One of its members,
Norman Conte, a pegro, picked up
Pletcher's revolver and emptied it at
the fugitive, entirely without effect.
The pursuers now were reinforced by
thc hook and ladder company, whose
members were armed with axes and
Jim turned into James Street, and
thenee into Barrett .Street, where hc
crouched behind a tree and fired an?
other six shots at thc crowd. The re?
serves from the Second and Fifth pre
cincts came clanging up at thia point,
and Jim iled again, this time into Cen?
tral Avenue, where he threw himself
flat behind a tree and began to firo and
roload and fire again aa though re?
solved to make his last stand hore.
His pursuers sought what shelter
they could find and returned his fire.
One of the bullcts struck Edna Barrs,
of 297 High Street, in the right arm,
inflicting a flesh wound.
Patrolmen Weizcl, Grcely and Hoban
stole around to the rear of Jim's in
trenchment while their fellows kept
his attention to the front. When they
had crawled to within twenty feet of
the frenzicd negro they rushed him.
In spite of their numbers and night
sticks they had a furious struggle to
?ubdue him, and the crowd, which also
rushed forward, almost dragged their
prisoners away with shonts of "Lynch
nini!" aftor tlioy had got Jim clubbed
Besides tho othor injurioa to his
head, Jim has a fracture of tho nose.
Both bullets have boon extractod from
Pletcher's leg ond he probably will re
cover. Miss Barr was ablo to go home
aftor recoiving medical attention.
As tho dlsnppointedmob surged back
through High Street after tho pfctrol
wagons. Joe Lee could be seen fridua
triously ironing a shirt in his laundry.
Japanese and Americans
Co-operating in Hawaii
Nipponese Teachers Join Classes
HONOLULU, T. K., Jan 1 (Corre?
spondence of Tho Associated Preas).?
That a new era has been begun which
will affect not only the Territory of
Hawaii but the relations of the United
States and Japan as a whole, was the
statement made by Lorrin A. Thurston,
publisher of the Honolulu Commereial
Advertiser and a Hawaiian-born Ameri?
can, at the recent wpentng of classes
in the English language, American in?
stitutions and American idcals which
are being attended by Japanese of the
territory, principally teachers of Japa?
nese language r.chools.
"This marks the beginning of a new
era," said Mr. Thurston, "because it is
the first attempt of the representatives
of the two peoples of an entire com?
munity to get together and solve their
diffcrences by cooperation."
Thc organization of the special
classes for Japanese followed the pass?
ing by the recent.special scasion of the
Legislature of a foreign language
school bill, which limits Japanese and
other language schools in thc territory
to one hour's instruction daily, six days
a week, and places their teachers and
text books under the supervision of
the territorial department of public in?
struction. The passing of the bill,
which was suggested by Japanese lead?
ers in Honolulu, marked the close of a
lengthy and sometimes acrimonious
discussion on thc whole subjest of lan?
016 FIFTH AVENUB
'Beautiful Qollection of
New COATS and WRAPS
Our Originations and
the Best from Paris
For STREET and EVENING WEAR
COUNTRY,TRAVEL and MOTOR
OUR SALES REG
have been broken
MI I I
This can be attributed only to the fact that our VALUES are convincing
?that NOW, during the period of "sales" every where, there is unusual
opportunity for comparison and that those who COMPARE, buy HERE.
Flint prices have always been reasonable in relation to FLINT QUAL
ITY-~they are NOW lower than justified by replacement costs, there?
fore ' it is apparent these prices cannot be long continued.
WE GUARANTEE THAT, IF FOR ANY REASON, DURING THIS YEAR WE
QUOTE A LOWER PRICE ON ANYTHING SOLD AT THIS SALE, WE WILL
RETURN TO EVERY PURCHASER THE AMOUNT OF THE DIFFERENCE.
DINING ROOM AND BEDROOM SUITES i
AT REDUCTIONS OF NOT LESS THAN ==
33^%?AND UP TO 50/a AND MORE
DINING ROOM SUITES
Range from $342.50 for Mahogany 10-piece Suite, formerly $685.00
to $3,200.00 for Mahogany 10-piece Suite, formerly $4,800.00
Range from $204.00 for 4-piece Mahogany Suite, formerly $408.00
to $2,092.50 for 9-piece Decorated Walnut Suite, formerly $4,185.00
MANY INCOMPLETE BEDROOM AND DINING ROOM SUITES AT SIMILAR REDUCTIONS
ALL CHINESE AND PERSIAN RUGS ONE-HALF OFF
ALL GOLD FURNITURE V, OFF-ALL LAMPS AND SHADES V2 4ND V. OFF
NO REDUCTIONS LESS THAN 20% ON ANY ITEM IN THE HOUSE
SPECIAL?SOLID MAHOGANY $/-*) ?*-"?
4-POSTBEE (A.sinuStrantedwBelow) *J^
Mattress Spectal ;
black hair; ticlc ?
Ing t o match
?prins, ?j4 25
'&9 ^^\WwfCe*Z- =
AT REDUCTIONS OF 25% to 50%
Flint 6 Homer C9 Ine
NO RETURNS?NO C. O. D.'S
FREIGHT PAID TO ALL SHIPPING POINTS IN THE U. S.
The Store is closed daily at 5 ft M,
mm $c ?n.
MADISON AVENUE - FEFTH AVENUE, NEW YORK * ?
Thirty=fourth Strecit telephone 7000 murray hill Thirty^fifth Strett
FasMooaJble Sprieg Clothes
for Womee, Misses aed the Yomnger Set
New aagmentaLtnons of the already large assortments
are eonstantlly IbeiirBg received, every arrival revealing
some mioveH and charmiini^ plhase of Faslhiomi's inftnite
Taalleyrs Qowos Wraps Coats Hats
as now showing an entirely new and
Interesting selectlon of Knitted Wool
Novelties, amiong which are
specially priced at $23?50
These Capes are made of llght=welght
wool, Sn a plaited effffect; 'with a large
eoinrafortahle dollar of Ibnuished wool no
self or contrastlng color.
The irnany iniew miodelis now displayed
ln the Ready=to=wear Stalts Depart=
ment einnihody the irnost advanced style
features and are .-.developed m the
fashionable materials, including twlll
cord, pnq*_aet___e9 tricotine, Scotch
tweed, hoaimespun, oxford and IrSsh
The worknuanshlp ls excellent through=
out? The prices are arranged to meet
all requirements, the following repre^
senting especially attractive values*
Of oxford, homespun or tweed. $3$O0O
Of navy tricotine . . . 48o?0
Of Iirlsh dent BI
Sprlmig: Fashions in
Womerfs Sllk Hoslery
The.new assortnments now assemhled
ln the Hoslery Departirnent emrnbrace
practically every wanted style and
.color, Including the snuart shoe shades
that will he ln demand during the
ensulng nnonthSo Especially note=
worthy are the followings
WOMEN'S SILK HOSEERY
ln black, white and colors
With llsle tops and soles, per pair $2oQ0
All sllk (tax extra) . per pair 2o95
All sllk, zephyr weight (tax extra) *
per pair . . >? >, . $3025
sllk (tax extra) . . per pair 3.S0
Ramie=weave Dress Linens
(69?(D(G) yards; 45 inches wide)
in white, Copenhagen blue, Belgian
blue, pink, rose, gold, lavender and
specially low=priced (beginning Monday)
at 95c per yard
and at this figure presentlng an unusts&t '
are now being offered 5n
Madeira Iiiand-=e!nnibroider?d Linens
per dozen . $g.75, 9.75, SL50
Luncheon Sets (113 pieces)
per set . . $6,75, 7.50, 9.75
Centerpieces, each 2,25, 2,50, 3.00
Hiairad=croclhieted Limmicheon Sets
AM crochet . . per set $1L5?
With flinen centers
per set . . . $9.75, 11,50
italian Hainid-einnifo'd Ltmnclhieon Sets
of creairn linen:
Squares, white emilbroidery (113 pieces)
per set . . . $18.50, 19,75
Squares, blue embroidery (23 pieces)
per set . S 17.50, 22.50
Oblongs, white emilbroidery (7 pieces)
per set ... . $25,75, 27.75
Oblongs, white embroidery (13 pieces)
per set . . . S42.00, 45.75
for the Spring season
are for sale ?n the Fo&arth Floor
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