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EVENTS IN THE COUNTIES BORDERING ON THE BAY OF SAN FRANCISCO
RANCHERS OF WATER
iludge Waste Holds Farmers of
Pleasanton Valley Have Ac
tion for Damages
Spring Valley Said to Have Car»
ned Off Supply Used for
OAKLAND, Jan. 8. — Ranchers near
Pleasanton, whose lands, It has been
alleged, have been made arid by the
draining of underground water supplies
by the Spring Valley water company,
have a cause of action for damages
which can properly be submitted to
a jury, according to an opinion gi\-en
today by Superior Judge William H.
Suits were filed In March, 1906, by
\u25a0IZ. R. Lllienthal for $75,000 damages;
by the Pleasanton hop company for
$ 100,000, end by George Davis for $35,
;P00. against the Spring Valley water
company. An Injunction was also de
The complaints alleged that the con
formation of gravel and heavy clay
strata in Pleasanton valley had re
sulted In the formation of a great un
derground reservoir .at a point where
the valley narrowed sharply Into a
canyon. The reservoir was under con
siderable pressure, so that flowing wells
were possible far up on the slopes
of the surrounding hills. Water from
these flowing" wells and from other
t "wells where the water rose nearly to
'the surface and could be readily
jumped was used for the Irrigation
'of ranch lands.
The Spring Valley vrater company
•was said to have driven a long tun
jsiel In the bottom of the valley and
Ifrom the floor of this tunnel to have
r€unk numerous deep wells through the
?clay stratum to the gravel water bear
ing formation beneath. The water was
[then carried from the tunnel In pipe
lines to San Francisco, where It was
The wells on which the ranchers
had depended failed rapidly, it was
claimed. Flowing wells ceased to flow
and the water In the other wells sank
co far from the surface that It be
came impracticable to pump it up for
Judge Waste remarked that the law
points Involved were those of the rea
sonable and correlative rights which
adjoining land owners had to a common
benefit. In his opinion It Is Illegal
to unreasonably damage one's neigh
bors by excessive use of common priv
ileges, a fundamental principle In the
old common law. As the complaints
charged that this had been done he
held that a cause of action had been
Special demurrers to the technical
form of the complaint were sustained
as a matter of precaution In view of
the extensive Interests Involved in the
suit. The plaintiffs were given 30 days
to amend their ! complaint and Incor
porate various suggestions in the In
lests of greater precision,
ince the filing of the suits, which
re drawn by District Attorney. Dona
• prior to his accession to office, and
orney J. S. Partridge of San Fran-'
;o. George Davis has died. His
hts in the litigation have passed to
lenthal and to the Alameda sugar
'he outcome of the suit is awaited
ii great Interest throughout the
\u25a0ermore and Pleasanton valleys and
Xiles canyon, where similar com
ints have been made against the
Or^ER MADE FOR
MARKET STREET BANK
Receiver Mooser Expects to Pay!
Fifty Cents on the Dollar
' Merely the signing of papers and the
settlement of a small sum in dispute
it-main before the tangled affairs of
the Market street bank will be wound
lip and all depositors paid in cash at
the rat© of 50 cents on the dollar.
Speeding westward on a transconti
nental limited due to arrive Monday is
the manager of the Asset Realization
company of Chicago, and on his arrival
the receivership, whicn^has lasted more
than cix months, will be dissolved. The
question yet to be arbitrated Is a dif
ference of 2 cents on the dollar.
f The Asset Realization company has
been dickering secretly with Receiver
Louis Mooser for two months. A rep
resentative of the company has been In
the city conducting the negotiations.
His principals proposed to take over the
assets of the Market etrect bank, as
suming the cost of the receivership and
the expense of liquidation of the se
curities for a net cash sum. -The first
offer was a. email one. It was declined
by Mooser, who finally declared that he
•would not close the deal for less than
CO cents net on the dollar for the de
positors. The company's representa
tive then telegraphed to Chicago and
the manager of the concern has started
for San Francisco to conclude the bar-
Settlement on these terms means that
$250,000 will be added to \ the funds of
the bank. With $265,000 now in the
bank's vaults this would reeult in the
Immediate 'disbursement to the depos
itor* of more than $500,000.
: Receiver Mooser said yesterday that
lie thought the plan was an excellent
one for the depositors.
iWhat effect this settlement of the
Market street bank affairs will have
on the Market street securities com
pany is not definitely known, but it is
certain the promoters of the "rehabili
tation" scheme will lose heavily, it is
said that Police Commissioner A. D.
Cutler was one of the most deeply in
Mooser yesterday related a conver
sation he had had with Cutler shortly
after \ the police commissioner was
made president of the bank to succeed
Al F. Martel. und« indictment.
Mooser said .that Cutler appeared In i
his office with E. C. Dudley, former vice |
president of the bank, and demanded
the stock holders* list and minute book
of the bank. When Mooser intimated
that he thought Cutler, was behind the
Market street securities scheme and
that it was t shady 4eal. Cutler said:
"It's none of your, d— d business.
Mr. Receiver, what my scheme is.
There's a. barrel of money in it - for
me — I knonr what I'm doing. Your
business is^not'to look out for, the in
terest 'of the depositors, but simply
keep in your custody the funds of the
bank." • "* -
Police Commissioner Cutler. shunned
newspapermen yesterday after this
statement iiad become •public; •,• '•*:\u25a0 ,
Love for Fickle Widow
Leads to Thief's Arrest
Lizzie McAllister, pretty widow, for whom Hamilton committed burg
lary and landed in prison.
STEALS FOR WOMAN
WHO DESERTS HIM
Criminal Career of Hamilton
Renton Inspired by Love
OAKLAND, Jan. B.— That the crimi
nal career of Hamilton Renton, scion of
a respected Oakland family, was in
spired by his love for a woman is the
assertion of the police. Renton's ar
rest was brought about through his
overstrenuous efforts to locate the
faithless object of his adoration, Mrs.
Lizzie McAllister, a pretty widow, who
jilted him when the news of his mi&
deeds became noised about among her
Until a month ago Renton and Mfs.
McAllister occupied apartments to*
gether at 412 Hayes street, San Fran
cisco, wliere Mrs. McAllister was known
as Mrs. Renton. Renton was in the
habit of presenting his consort with
clothing and finery, which he told her
he had stolen, and she shared his
confidence with a number of her inti
mate friends. \u25a0 Thanksgiving day the
couple quarreled and' Mrs. McAllister
left Renton and went to Marysville
without telling him of her destination.
In attempting to find out where she
had gone Renton telephoned to -her
friend, Mrs. Alice Gran jean, of 469
Thirty-sixth street, in this city, and
his language was so abusive that Mrs.
Oranjean caused his arrest on a charge
of disturbing the peace. "While he was
awaiting trial on this charge detectives
connected him with the burglary of the
millinery store of 11. Leighton, 107 San
Renton confessed his guilt and told
the police that he had stolen $500 worth
of plumes, silks and ribbons. Part of
the booty he presented to Mrs. McAllis
ter and, part to his landlady, Mrs.
Richardson, In liquidation of his room
Renton will be arraigned in the police
court tomorrow. He Is a son of H. T.
Renton. The young man has been in
trouble with the police on several oc
casions. An alleged accomplice, Edward
Harrison, also is under arrest in . this
city, and the police ' suspect that he
and Renton robbed stores on both sides
of .the bay.
HAINS IS DEMENTED
Witnesses Testify Hams Was
Insane in August
FLUSHING. N. 1.. Jan. B.— The de-
fense in the trial of Thornton J. Hams
as a principal with his brother/Captain
Peter C. Hams, for the killing of William
E. Ann is, came, to a close this evening
and before court • adjourned Justice
Crane told the jurors that they would
be able to conclude their labors about
the middle of next week.
•A blow from an unexpected quarter
was received by. thedefens'e 'today
when Dr. L. Samuel Manson, an alien
ist, under cross examination by Prose
cutor Darrin, declared that Captain
Hams suffered from maniacal depressive
insanity last August, an ailment that
would have prevented him from recog
nizing the" face. or name of an enemy. ,
The alienist said that In a patient
suffering from such a malady all power
was practically, lost. Prosecutor Dar-"
rln, taking advantage of the admission
of the defense's alienist, asked him
if his opinion of Captain Hams' men
tal condition would be;cnanged if he
knew that the army officer had con
versed intelligently before and after
the shooting of William E. Annis and
that he recognized his victim as his
boat neared the: float. The medical ex
pert .said his opinion remained un
changed." — ' ' '- :--."•
Dr. Ij. Pierce Clark, another alienist
for the defense, testified that Captain
Hams was insane on August 15 when
the shooting took; place, and that -he
was Insane early in November when the
witness made his .last examination.
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THE' :S Ay FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, JANUARY 9, 1909.
FALLON IS HANGED
Murderer of Wife Makes Fer
vent Appeal for His Soul
SAN QUENTIN, Jan. B.— "Sacred
heart of Jesus have mercy on my soul."
With these words ringing clear from
his ycolorless lips, Thomas Fallon, con
victed of shooting his wife to dea"th,
dropped through the gallows trap this
morning and expiated his crime with
his life. Twelve • minutes later the
attending physicians took their stetho
scopes from the stilled breast and de
clared Fallon dead.
The death march commenced prompt
ly at 10 o'clock with Father Walsh In
the lead. As Fallon staggered up the
13 steps of the gallows he was praying
audibly. He stepped upon the trap and
then deliberately faced the hangman.
With utmost calmness he raised his
head and looked at the noose. An in
stant later the rope was around his
neck and the black capped figure shot
through the aperture.
Until last evening Fallon held to the
hope' that the governor would commute
his sentence to life imprisonment. That
hope was lost last night, however,. when
Warden Hoyle received a communica
tion from the governor giving his rea
sons for not interceding with the court
judgment. In the letter the governor
said that according to the testimony
Fallon knew whatlie was about, and
his intentions were deliberate when he
killed his wife in San Francisco in
1904. \u25a0\u25a0'\u25a0.*'; "s.
MURDERER SENTENCED TO
FIFTEEN YEARS IN JAIL
Dominguez Vierra Will Be Sent
to Folsom Prison
[Special Dizpalch to The Call]
SAN JOSE. Jan. 8. — Denying a mo
tion for a new trial Judge "Welch this
morning sentenced Dominguez Vierra,
convicted by a jury on November 21
of the murder of Frank Medina on
July 24, 1908, to serve 16 years. In
Fblsom. The defendant's attorneys
moved for a new trial on the grounds
that the court had misdirected the jury
in a matter of law and that the court
erred in the decision of .questions of
law arising during the course of trial
and that the Jury, .because they re
turned a verdict of murder in the,sec
ond degree, entertained, a doubt as to
the man's guilt.
CALIFORNIAN MAKES BIG
SUM ON "DRY" HOMESTEAD
Land Bought for $200 Brings
$16,000 When Watered
[Special Dispalch to The\Call\ : ij
TACOMA, Jan. 'B.— While .teaching
school at Yakima.City a few years ago
Charles N. , Stahl,\, now - resident of
Brawley, Cal.; saved $200 ; and "bought
160 acres of '"dry" land near'Mabton
from-a homesteader, who? had decided
that the land was worthless.
day Stahl sold ; the quarter .section to
Alexander Miller of f North ; Yakima f or
$16,000. a profit of. $15,500 on %the orig
inal investment. * The.' building; of ' ..the
Mabton siphon, : by .the reclamation
service makes the.; land ' Irrigable ; and
of value. \u25a0 •
BREAKS JAIL i" RECAPTUnED
SANTA ROSA, Jan. B.—Ray'Glatfel
der, who pleaded. guilty -Monday ; tor a
char ge * of ; burglary ; and i was s sentenced
to the Preston, reform school, made his
escape - fromr the \u25a0 detention- ward'of:' the
county - jail i here last ; night I during •- a
heavy ' storm,"- but was- recaptured -to
night/ \u25a0 -' ;.=;:' \u25a0:•<>.'*'
3IADDEX- GETS DECISION
I NEW YORK/?Jan:* B^-Bef ore ithe big
gest crowd' that-: has; attended; a boxing
match " since x-thex -the :x resumption 'tot the
sport here Tommy:- Murphy?, outpointed
Frank C. l Madden,'. both > of i New* York,"
in" a 10 s round:;bout sat: 7 the National
sporting club ' of /America tonight : ;The
men met at 133 -pounds; r " " :\'
MURDER OF OFFICER
Chief K q!:Pq!ice Cook to Mete
Out Quick Punishment
Jo Murderer : r : ,
Late- Sergeant: Nolting Will Be
: Buried With Full Military v :
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The. cowardly, murder of PoliceSer
seant Antone' J. F. Nolting of Company
vr',L, " ° clock yesterday- morning in
Montgomery i street '-. near- Clay by
rhomaß.J. Jordan, a member of the
une^ Hundred: and Forty-eighth Coast
artillery, has caused a feeling of
KJoom to peryade- thV police depart
ment, as .the" murdered officer was
one vof the most courteous men and
a great favorite with his comrades.'
wilP. d Wlth tho murder of. Policeman
\Villfam If. Hems in Pacific street near
Kearny onC April 4 by . 'the . Young
brothers, the 'slaying of Nolting has
roused the department and the commis
sion to a sense, of the danger to. police
men from tpugh characters -who fre
quent •; the . Barbary -; coast "and a" deter
mination: to. see/, that swift punishment
is meted out to tlie criminals. In this
connection Chief Cook will .be empow
ered to .hire special counsel to prose
cute the Young brothers and Jordan. -
The evidence'accumulated by the po
lice clearly, points to Jordan as Nol
ting's slayer. Richard -Kennon, bar
tender in Levy's saloon,: 800- Kearny
street, made a statement to the effect
that Jordan -and two other, soldiers,
John Kravoulski and Charles Nibar
ger,; were drinking in the saloon when
five bakers entered. There was a good
dear of horseplay, and Jordan, who is
a powerfully built man, was , showing
off his strength and threatening; to
clean the.saloon out with a revolver.
Kennon finally got afriend to: slip, 'out
and nptlfy Policeman Behan, but' before
Behan arrived the bakers and sol
diers had left the saloon.
JORDAN Flres SHOT
Jordan and - the, two other soldiers
went toward Montgomery street, and
there Jordan fired a shot which at
tracted the attention of Nolting. Kra
voulski and Nibarger ran -away, .but
Jordan stood as Nolting approached.
Charles Miller, one of the bakers living
at 625 Clay street, describes what fol
lowed: "We heard the sergeant say,
"What are you shooting for; you've
got a gun?' Jordan said 'No,' and the
sergeant said 'Throw up your hands.'
Jordan threw up his hands but lowered
his right hand, pulled a pistol out of
a holster from under his overcoat and
shoved it' against the sergeant's stom
ach. . The sergeant said 'Don't shoot,'
and they wrestled and Jordan threw
the sergeant. The sergeant got up and
they came together and Jordan fired a
shot and the sergeant turned and stag
gered away. | Jordan fired several shots
at : the sergeant while he Was falling
and then ran away. We ran after him
and saw him. run into a vacant lot in
Commercial street near the subtreas
ury. We kept ! our eyes on him till
Policemen Sheble, Miles. W. 'Cava
naugh and Brady arrived and placed
Jordan under arrest. .Jordan fell as he
ran into the lot.. I found his pistol and
handed it to Miles." I
Policeman Maurice Behan," after call
ing at Levy's saloon, went out in search
of the riotous soldiers and when he
reached Montgomery street near Clay
he saw Nolting's body lying on the
sidewalk. He raised Nolting's head and
asked, "Who did- this?" Nolting only
moaned. Behan got an automobile and
Nolting was rushed to the harbor hos
pital, but he. died on the way and his
body was taken to the morgue.
ROUNDUP OF SOLDIERS
Orders were at once Issued to round
up all soldiers In the streets or saloons,
and later Kravoulski was found in the
Alameda cafe on the water front by
Corporal McGowan and Policemen Teu
tenberg, Barnett, Collins, Casey and
Russell. They also found Nibarger in
the United States lodging house on the
front. They denied at first having been
with Jordan but later admitted it.
Their names, were registered on the
detinue booK at the city prison xvith
that of Jordan, who had preceded them.
Other soldiers were arrested • but re
leased after being questioned. .
Nolting was born in this city in
mo. joined the department in 1895, was
made a corporal in 1905 and a sergeant
in 1907. He leaves a wife, who is an
invalid, but no children. - / _
Chief Cook says that Sergeant Nolt
ing will be' buried with full military
honors. The funeral will take
from Gray's undertaking parlors to the
Odd Fellows' cemetery at 2:15 o clock
tomorrow afternoon, where the body
will be cremated. '
Tho autopsy will be held as soon as
the police have secured all their wit
nesses. The coroner's jury was sum
moned yesterday and at 1 o'clock the
Jurymen visited the morgue and viewed
the remains of the late sergeant. A
large number of policemen and su
perior offlcers of- the department called
at the morgue yesterday morning and
there was much regret expressed at the
killing of Nolting. The remains were
taken cto .a private . undertaking parlor
early yesterday afternoon.
.The Jury chosen by Coroner T. B. W.
Leland consists- of:' / - .
Charle3 Welner, 515 Third avenue.
' E. "W. Snow. 1449 Forty-seventh ave
nue. ' \u25a0 \ \u25a0 .-\u25a0. -\u25a0 J - \u25a0\u25a0'-\u25a0 '
V. O'Nell, 311 Thirtieth " street. .
H/Stillman, 355 ' Grant avenue. C
G. M. Sullivan, 1387: 0'Farrell street.
Henry Bernard,' 3004 Clay street.
William Gamble. -1 Vicksburg street.
A. H. Simpson, 693 Mission street.
\u25a0 C. B. Corey, 515 Ashbury street.
R. S. Fitzhughe/41S Crocker building.
Chief of Police Cook issued a card of
thanks yesterday ' ito the men who as
sisted in the capture'of the three sol
diers who are charged with being - par
ticipants in the killing 4 of Sergeant An
toneiNolting late Thursday night.
- The "V following policemen : are com
mended by -the chief for their services:
G. J. Collins. . C. : J. Sheble', M. Brady, W.
J.- Cavanaugh.^N.rßelian, J. B. Mills, :S."
Stutenburg, H. Barnell; and Corporal
McGowan. . The ; following citizens • are
.also praised by the chief for their as^
sistance.to -the; police \ force: Charles
Miller/ 625 Clay streef.ißlchardKennan,
800 Kearny street/and J. P. Cook of the !
Soldiers Hold Up Butcher
Ll 11. ' Bl u tch er, a but cher at Fi llmore
and \u0084G reenwich sstreets,5 streets, : while, driving,
along. Bay. street* about* s.;o'clock; o'clock yes
terday; moirningi In a",westerly. direction
from ;"i the Z fish ; market % was •; ordered '; to
stop : > at ' • Montgomery ;.' avenue > by;' two
soldlerswho, stepped: out from. the ; side-,
walk to the middle L of the road.': Blutcher
whipped r'up r his ; horse - and ; . one, of^the
soldiers B fired \ a "shot \u25a0;-' after . him, \ the
bullet : whistling, past his head. w--
During the lroundup' of fsoldiers. early
yesterdayr mornirig^Sergeant Matheson
found "Richard 'O'Connor, a 'soldier, fin
Washlngt6n r street^ near; Kearny.VWhen
searched^ O'Connor i had a .blackjack ; in
hla pocket. "\u25a0 • - - ,
Killed by a Soldier
TEN REASONS WHY
WOMEN SHOULD VOTE
Suffragettes Tell Why Equal
Rights Amendment Should Be
Passed by Legislature
Ten reasons why the legislature of
California should adopt the equal suf
frage jamendment i to; the constitution
and: submit it *to; the -voters.: oL,' the
state; at the next general election Were
promulgated by the state central com
mittee of the ; suffragettes meeting at
Sacramento yesterday morning. ..'
The arguments follow:
I— Twelve years "have elapsed since the
submission of an equal suffrage
3— The voting population of. California
has largely increased by many
! young- men reaching majority, and
by new residents from other states
and countries, and there Is no sure
ty that the laws regarding suffrage
represent the sentiment of the
people. . \u25a0, .
3- — Several enlightened nations have
granted suffrage to women, and in
other countries there is a ceaseless
and popular agitation..
4—ln4 — In those states where women vote
; . It is a' success.
s— Calif ornia should be the next state
r-to,r -to, submit a suffrage amendment,
owing to her extent and influence
:^in the nation, and that she may re
main a leader in progress and
• justice.'- :
6— The submision of the suffrage
amendment has been Indorsed by the
leading labor organizations of the
7-— The spirit of the constitution of
California guarantees the right to
demand the submission of an amend
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B— Many state and local organizations
not suffrage societies have indorsed
the submission of an amendment.
o— Public opinion demands the submis
sion of an amendment, as shown by
the active support of 216 newspapers
in the state of California.
10— For the long work day, *
. For -the .taxes we pay,
For the laws we obey
We demand' something to say.
At a meeting of the Equal Suffrage
club of Mill Valley yesterday m6rning
Mrs. J. W. Amrath and Mrs. . Sydney
Coulson were appointed a committee
to join" the delegation of now
at! Sacramento, consisting of Mrs. Cof;
fin, Mrs. Mary Sperry, Mrs. Lucia Nee
lands, Mrs. .Joseph - Monahan, Eliza
Campbell and Mrs. Agnes Ray.
. There -were present at the Mill Val
ley meeting Mrs. H. C. . Bunker, Mrs.
E. Phillips, Madame Tramboni, ; Mrs." A.
Mercer,, Mrs. \u25a0 Amratli," Mrs. . Coulson,
Miss. Charlotte Davis and Mrs. Mary
Cullin. ' . . . - ' :.
TO REPORT ON ROOSEVELT
- ATTITUDE IN MERGER
Senate Adopts Resolution on
Absorption' of Coal Company
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8:— By a viva
voceyot© the 'senate today adopted Sen
ator' Culberson's resolution instructing
the committee. on judiciary to report to
the senate whether the president was
authorized to permit the, absorption of
the Tennessee coal \u25a0 and iron company
by the United States steel corporation.
Preceding' that action. Senator Hop
kins,;-renewing , his objection to Jhe
resolution on the. ground that the presi
dentjdid- not .approve the act of the
steel "corporation in absorbing the Ten
nessee coal and ; Iron . company, moved
to "lay Senator Culberson's resolution
oh ; .the; table as soon as it was called up
by the Texas senator, today.
. On thathnotionthe-vote was 14 ayes
and ; 47 : noes,-.- the. aye vote being aS-fol
lows: .\u25a0.-: ~ . /\u25a0\u25a0-\u25a0-\u25a0.'. \u25a0 .-:•' ~- .:- -'•; \u25a0.'.'\u25a0\u25a0
-Burke, ;Carter, Cummings,- Curtis,
Dlxon.iDupont, Depew, Hopkins, Kean,
McCumber. J Platt, - Penrose, Richardson
BOD 1* OF A ERO.V ACT. FOUXD
< '.HAMBURG. Jftn. :B.—^The body" of
Lieutenant Foertsch,. the German aero
naut .who' lost his, life at sea last Oc
tober,"was v picked up, in the. North sea
two- days >ago( by :the fishing "steamer
OriOn.v -Lieutenant Foertsch. star ted, in
the 'international 'l balloon contest ;-.: in
October. "He went along in the German
balloon ?;Hergeselle.' f .'- The \u25a0< balloon;, was
picked up 5 October. 17. i 140 i miles ; north
west! of Heligoland. .'AH* the other aer
onauts 'have .been* accounted 'for; except
Lieutenant ; Foertsch's J companion.-
V SEND '; CBAZ Y i WOMAN LTO SAN JOSE— PaIo
Alto, - ; Jao. i 8. — Humane : society foffleer* r rescued
un Italian I woman,;, evidently ,;? crax.r. 1 - tvbo ;= was
hanging around the railroad depot. with her three
children tills \u25a0 morning \u25a0\u25a0 and : sent , her ' to S*n ' Jose. \u25a0
Headed I ?". by 'X VUncle ':\u25a0• Jonn,"<\ at> hackman, the
drivers \u25a0 took , up ; a collection ; for . the • mother. :
Police Sergeant Antone J. F.
Nolting and Artilleryman
Thomas J. Jordan, the murderer.
FALLS UNDER TRAIN
Albert Woodward, Section Boss,
Slips in Jumping From Car
and Is Crushed
SAUSALITO, Jan. B.— But for the
quick wit of Brakeman J. Sullivan on
the 1:30 electric for San Francisco from
San Rafael, Albert Woodward, a section
boss on the railroad, would have been
"Woodward, accompanied by his sec
tion hands, boarded the train at Lark
spur bound for Mill Valley junction,
where repairs were being made to the
roadbed. As the train moved into the
Junction It was traveling at IS miles
an hour. "Without a thought of the
slippery platform. Woodward Jumped.
The man lost his foothold and fell under
the cars. As he. rolled under hl3 body
was struck by a brake bar and tossed
into, the middle of the track.
Sullivan, who was looking out of the
baggage car door, saw Woodward fall
and he ln«tantly pulled the emergency
air brake . and shouted to Engineer J.
Ahearn to stop. In a second the heavy
train was stopped. When Sullivan and
Ahearn reached "Woodward they found
him unconscious, lying across the track.
He sustained serious internal Injuries.
STUDENTS GIVEN DEGREES
Only CTwo Postgraduates Re-
ceive Advanced Honors
STANFORD UXVERSITY. Jan. B.—
-Tlie academic council of Stanford uni
versity today granted 51 degrees to
students .who completed their work last
semester. Forty-nine were given the
customary bachelor of arta degree,
which signifies the completion of the
four years of required work, while two
were given the advanced degree earned
by graduate work.
The degrees of A- B. granted are as
Greet— Miss 11. O. Thomas. L. S. Walbridse;
Latin— Miss A. P. AbrigUt. Miss J. P. Cogswell.
P.V. Knowles; Oermaa— A. Cobert. Miss B. M-
MaiDe, Miss J. C. Morgan. Miss O. E. Staler;
English— JllSß K. S. Hazeltlne, Miss P. Kauff
man, O. Matchette, Tasohuco Sbibntaiya, Miss
H. M. WHkiD*; hlatory — J. K. Gush Id?, D. M.
Dstls, K. F. Hnataberser. Mlm M. fl. Uotchlns,
Miss F. E. Kucbeu, J. W. LllUnthal Jr; eco
nomics— H. . C. Green. T. B. Griffith; law— J. F.
CLapmnn. 11. A. Oilman. H. T. Hutehlnsoa.
D. V. Marceau, W.* C. Theile; drawing — Miss B.
Kemp: mathematics — Miss B. K. Acheron. Mtss
M. .M. Spinner : physics— Miss M. Monte Jtn ;
chemistry. <H.• 3. Rosa; . botany. Miss E. I*
Breton: systematic botany — h. E. Cox. Miss E.
Petenon, M!s» J. P..Bose,}S. B. Show; physloi
ogy. \u25a0 Ml«s I*. M. Beeger; geology " and . miniag —
L. -R.«<J«y.'-W. \u25a0 B. Illeley, W. Koerner, A. C
Luhrs, W. \u25a0H. \u25a0 Ocbsner. A. B. Sbntts: eUU «n
glneerißf—HJ. •>*'• Borough, J. H. KlddeH.
. Two degrees -were awarded to ad
vanced students. Miss Ada J. Miller
was awarded a degree or .master of
arts in English and Kawara Masaka
the degree of engineering in electrical
MASONS INSTALL OrFICEBS— South Fran
cisco. - Jan. 8. — Th« local ; lodge of Masons In
•talledthe following offlcers this evening: J; jr.
McDonald., master: Frank Eilu-anU. senior war
den", liarty.; E.Stjless, Junior warden; E.N .
Brown.-, treasurer; Georxe W. - llolston. secretary;
Fred Cunningham.; senior -deacon; Thomas Bres
nan.-: Junior : deaconr W."" Money. ; steward: ' C. • L.
\u25a0Kauffman, tyler. J.'. O. Soyder aeteU as master
of ceremonies, assisted by S. T. McDonald as in
OBJECT TO CLOSING
CITY MACHINE SHOP
Labor Council Committee Will
Make Protest to the
Superior Judges Will Be Asked
to Make Change in Manner
of Drawing Jurors
At the meeting of
[~THA6tii^!ffl|cou«!»' I the San Francisco
*^4S£git£&^ labor couru-il last
night a committee
composed of President Sweeney. Sec
retary Gallagher, Mlsner, Nolan, Sande
man. J. A. Kelly. M. Kelly, Bolan, Ros
enthal, Reardon, Post. Roche, Parker.
Licht and Decker will visit tho board
of supervisors next Monday for tho
purpose of protesting against, the clos
ing of the municipal machine shop and
to prevent the Joint board of fire com
missioners and department of elec
tricity from having the f flre alarm
boxes manufactured In the east.
Steve Costello, by letter* called the
attention of the councl lto the manner
of drawing trial jurors, and asked it
to appoint a committee to wait upon
the superior judges and urge upon
them to select jurors other than from
the well to do and professional class.
Delegates Roche, Rosen thai and Presi
dent Sweeney will serve on a commit
tee that was - Instructed to give this
matter immediate attentfon.
An invitation to have the San Fran
cisco labor council send a representa
tive to act as a vice president at a
mass meeting of socialists to be held
In Dreamland pavilion next Sunday
to protest against the sentence pro
nounced on Gompers and others by
Judge Wright of Washington, D. C.
led to a protracted discussion. The ob
jection raised was that the socialists
are a political party and that in the
absence of any information as to what
is to be done at the meeting the coun
cil should not give its sanction to the
Andrew Furuseth declared that tho
socialists do not know anything about
injunctions. He expressed his belief
that from what he gleaned in his talks
with socialists in Europe and the 'east
he believed that they are in favor of
injunctions. He said that h« did not
object to any member of tho council
going to the meeting as an individual,
but not as a representative of the
Walter Macarthur, H. Elbtng, E. IL
Misner and others also spoke on tho
The motion to send a representative
was lost by a large majority.
The council decided to celebrate the
one hundredth anniversary of the birth
of Abraham Lincoln by a mass meet
ing, and to Invite good speakers to
make addresses. The executive com
mittee was authorized to make the
arrangements for" the celebration.
Delegate Nolan, legislative agent, an
nounced that a bill has been introduced
In the legislature to make the centen
nial a legal holiday. The law and
legislative committee was directed to
prepare a memorial to the legislature
urging the passage of the Mil.
The council indorsed a bill offered by
Delegate Rosenthal of the upholsterers*
union, providing that all shoddy. good 3
shall be marked or stamped. A similar
bill was passed in 1903, but was vetoed
by Governor Pardee. '
Credentials were received from the
machinists, laundry workers, railway
employes, bakers, waiters, photo en
gravers, metal polishers, cigar makers
and cooks union and the delegates
The council for a long time discussed
a motion by Delegate Hagjcerty . that
the council urge the Red Cross society
to forward to the earthquake sufferers
in Italy the surplus of the money con
tributed for the sufferers by the disas
ter in this city. Walter Macarthur op
posed the motion. He argued that
there was no need to send the money
there at this time, and if there was any
need for it the National Red Cross so
ciety will send it without being asked
or told to do so. -
Action on the motion was deferred
for a week.
• • •
J. J. Freel of New York city, inter
national president of the stereotypers
and electrotyperV union of North
America, is in this city on official busi
ness relative to a wage scale for the
members of the local union. It is the
Intention of the president to visit all
the unions on the coast before he re
turns to his home.
• • •
The Sacramento building trades
council i 3 confronted with a peculiar
condition of affairs In regard \u25a0to the
Japanese. A strictly enforced rule of
the council requires that every nart
of a building in course of construction
must he the handiwork of members of
an affiliated union. That Is to say. a
carpenter must not work on a building
in which mastering, electrical Virinp.
painting, etc., has been or fs being
done by any one not a member of a
union of .the craft he represents. Un
der that rule a member of the plum
bers' union Is not permitted to put In
the work in a house built wholly or in
part by Japanese. As the Jananese
can not secure white men to do the
plumbing they do the work themselves
and violate the law of the city, which
declares that plumbinsr work shall be
done only by licensed plumbers, and
they are not licensed.
This matter Is to bo presented to the
plumbing inspector and the board of -
health of that city by a committee
composed of rcpretentatlvea of the
carpenters and the painters. - jffJLf,
The following have been elected as
the officers of the bakers' and confec
tioners' union for the ensuing term: E.
Shearer, president: R. Winter, vice
president; William "Wright,, financial
and corresponding secretary; E. Elsold.
treasurer; Paul Grlderley, M. Willie, R.
Winter, Oscar Helblngr. Ernst Selljr
man, E. Kahn. Richard Schwarting, W.
Wrisfht and Anton Wahl. executive
board; Marcel White, business agent.
• • •
The following officers of the retail
clerks* union were Installed Wednesday
In Clerk 3* building: in Van Ness ave
nue; Bert Kahn, president; Max Men
delssonn and S. A. Fewster. vice presi
dents; A. L. Post, financial secretary
and business agent; S. Mackay, treas
urer; A. Leavitt. guardian; J. J.,Lor
yea. sentinel: Bert. Kahn. A. Nlllen. A.
L. Post, delegates to the labo.* coun
cil; George Mill en. G. Bonn, S. Mackay,
S. A..Fewster, A. L. Poat and E. Sulli
van, delegates to the state council of
retail clerks. The installation was fol
lowed by a short business meeting and
a social hour. .
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