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Gould Road Vice President
on Stand at Hearing Says
He Was Warned to
AS CLUB, HE AVERS
Told Not to Expect Traffic
Interchange If Electric .
Continued From Peer 1
Valle.io) that our contract might be
Tie added that he had a talk with Mr.
Sproule and that Mr. Sproule had told
him that the Western Pacific could
scarcely expect to have an Interchange
of traffic with the Southern Pacific
< ompany 1f it entered Into contracts
vctth other Unes opposed to the sys
Mr. Schlaeks said that his company
'ad put on a 100 hours fruit express to
•"hicago and that a protest came from
N>w York bankers who were financing
the opposition. It was made plain to
the president of the Western Pacific in
Xew York that the Southern Pacific and
its allied corporations objected to the
plan of fast service.
W. P. LOSES FREIGHT TRAFFIC
"Wγ went back to the 140 hour?
*■ -I , Mule." said Mr. Schlacks, "and T
noticed that this beat the former fast
schedules by 24 hours and that was
simp help to the shippers.
'•We grot little of the fruit shipped
after the protest wag made. Pressure
was brought on the shippers In various
*vavs and they deserted us." •
Mr. Wheeler had 11. M. Adams, traffic
mana-ger of the Western Pacific, on the
etand to show how the Southern Pa
riflc railroad was charging the Western
Pacific six-sevenths of the rates paid
the new company for certain trackage
privileges in San Francisco, Oakland
A few minutes before Mr. Adams
tor>ic the stand A. A. Denison, secre
tary of the Oakland Chamber of Com
jnierce, presented Oakland's desire "to
have maintained fair terms of equality
fcetween the rail carriers relative to the
terminals on the other side of the
DODGES THREAT ORIGIN
During the cross examination of Mr.
s, hlacks by William F. Herrin for the
Southern Pacific, Mr. Schlacks deft\y
'■>dged the direct question of who had
threatened him as related in his pre
» ions testimony.
W. W. Cotton for the Union Pacific
argued that the Southern Pacific, on
paying the Western Pacific for certain
rights, was In the same position as the
Western Pacific was when it paid the
Southern Pacific or ?nv other road for
similar rights. It vra& ■ matter of
reciprocity, he said.
Traffic Expert Sanbnrn of the --ail
r<->ad commission gave the commission,
Ht the commission's request, a history
of the early organizations of all the
roads subsequently known bs the Tlar
'"'hairman Ksh'eman of tlie railroad
commission during the afternoon hear
ing received a message from the attor
ney general, saying that the decision
Involving the contract made subse
quent* to the supreme court's unmerg
ing order would be withheld until the
commission could be heard from.
Arguments for the contending rail
roads were begun at 4:1-") o'clock and
ia*ted out!! "•-'•"' o'clock. B, J. Mc-
Cutchop represented the Central Pa
cific and was the first speaker. Judge
< "otton followed for the Union Pacific,
ft;. S. Wheeler spoke for the Western
Pacific and Mr. Herrin closed with the
Southern Pacific's contentions.
IMan Assailed in St. Louis
<ST. LOITIfi, Feb. 24.—The Ftock rlis
•••ihution plan for the dissolution of the
Union Pacific-Southern Pacific merger,
which had been agreed upon by counsel
for the Ilarriman lines and Attorney
Meneral Wickersham was criticised
here today in arguments before the
federal judges who must pass on the
scheme before it can become effective.
The dissolution plan was placed be
fore the United States court for the
district of Utah, which for this particu
lar purpose was composed of Mrculf?
judges. The judges who heard the ar
guments and who now hold the outcome
of the famous merger suit In their
hands were Walter H. , Sanborn of St.
F'aul, William C Hook of Leavenworth,
Kan., and Walter 1. Smith of Council
The objection to the stock distribu
tion plan was entered in the arguments
by F. W. M. Cutcheon, counsel for the
Western Pacific Railway company.
The clause in the dissolution plan
providing for the exclusive use of the
Bc-oicia cutoff, the short line V-tweon
Oakland and Sacramento, by the South
ern Pacific and the Union Pacific was
denounced by Mr. Cutcheon.
Maxwell Evarts, counsel for the
Southern Pacific, in discussing this
phase of the plan, said:
••The Southern Pacific Is willing to
grant to the Western Pacific whatever
i Slits it now has over the Benicla cut
off. Those rights the Southern Paclflfl
illingr to perpetuate."
Sacramento Chamber Protests
.SACRAMENTO, Feb. 24.—At a meet
ing , of the Chamber of Commerce today
resolutions were adopted opposing the
proposed joint lease of the Central
Pacific tracks between Sacramento and
Oakland to the Southern Pacific and the
Union Pacific. Only two votes were cast
against the resolutions.
F.W.W. CALLS 15,000 OUT
Hayvtood and Elizabeth tiurley Flynn
lo Direct Jcraey Silk Worker*
(Bp*cfkl Plspat'-h to Tbe Call)
NEW YORK. Feb. 24.—A strike of
more than 15,000 silk workers in Pater
son, N. J., has been planned to begin
tomorrow. The strike will be under
direction of the Industrial Workers of
the World. William l>. Haywood and
Klizabeth Gurley Flynn will be on
DANISH KING IN BERLIN
Kaiser and Household at Station Give
Ruler and Q,ueen State Entry
(Sptefal Cable to The Call.)
BERLIN', Feb. 24. —A picturesque
<tate entry into Berlin took place to
day when King , Christian X of Den
mark and Queen Alexandria arrived.
Kmperor William and members of the
imperial family with their suites were
Ht the station. Thousands assembled
in front of the station.
Codes multipTaphed and typewritten.
Addressing. Lists. Kamgcy Oppen-
I eltn C". 112 K>arny street. Jfhone
Chief Rabbi Going to London
New York Prelate Transferred
Dr. Joseph H. Hertz, chief rabbi of the British empire.
Noted Hebrew Divine Elected to Fill Respon
sible Position in British Empire
\E\V YORK, Feb. 24.—Dr. Joseph H. Hertz, the newly elected
chief rabbi of the British empire, will leave within the next few
days for London, where he will make his headquarters about March
5. In the accompanying reproduction from his latest photograph,
Doctor Hertz is seen in the study of his home at 9 East Ninety
KING COAL COMPANY IS
MEETING FOREIGN BUTE
Utah Product as Cheap as
Supply Brought In by
For Use first time In the history of
San Francisco local dealers can buy
domestic coal shipped into the city
hy rail as cheap as they can purchase
it from foreign countries shipped in
by water. r
The King Coal company of this fit; , .
dealers in the output of the coal mines
in Utah, owned by the United States
Smelting and Refining company, an
nounced yesterday that it would sell
egg grade coal for $8 per ton. This is
the price charged dealers for this grade
of coal shipped in by boat.
There is a great demand for this
grade of coal along the coast, and upon
the suggestion of J. S. Critchlow of the
King Coal company, B. L,. Carpenter
of the United Stafs Smelting and Re
fining company during a visit recently
decided to inert the ra.tea b< the for
eign thjpftere. The change is a reduc
tion or more than $1 per ton. The dif
ference in rail shipped coal is from $1
to %- more than water transported
coal. Retail dealers will charge $12
per ton for the prade affected by the
change in the wholesale price..
prom 4,000 tons per day output
of the Utah mines there la a great sur
plus of the egg gni'Jc of coal that is
used extensively by tiie small con
Siix-o the United States Smelting and
Refining .ompaiiy bought the Utah coal
mines a year ago their engineers have
reported that there are more than
100.000,000 tons of coal available—suf
ficient to last at the rate it is being
mined at the present time for the next
century. The company ships only to
the Pacific coast.
For the present other grades.of coal
will not be sold for lesa than the
prices now in effect.
LITTLE BABY DIES IN
COURT OF STARVATION
Indignant Judge order* Father to Jail
Following Pitiful Incident
(Special Dispatch, to The Cell)
CHICAGO, Feb. 24. — Starvation
claimed a baby in its mother's arms
in the court of domestic relations to
day a few minutes after Frank Stupka,
proprietor of a tailor shop, had told
Judge Uhlir that he was unable to
support his wife and child.
When told that the child had died
the father showed his indifference.
"Send this man to jail," thundered
WIN RACE WITH DEATH
San t rmiflsm Woman and Slater Reach
Baltimore In Time to See Father
(Special Piepetch to tie Cell)
BALTIMORE, Feb. 24.—Mrs. Charles
B. Lewis of San Francisco and Mrs.
Hugh Lennox Hodge of Silver City, .N.
ML won the race with death this morn
ing -when they arrived in Balttmore
while their father, Thomas W. Gough,
was able to recognize them.
THE RAX FRANCFSCO CALL. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1913.
TUBE TELLS OF HIS
I Former Commissioner Says
He Cautioned Concern
of Realty Loans
The Continental Building and L»oan j
association *as considered solvent by
Jacob P. Tranfup of Los Angeles when
be was building and loan commissioner,
but he warned the officers of the com
pany that they were carrying too
many realty loans. This was the tes
timony of the former state official be
fore Judge Seawell yesterday at the
resumption of the hearing of Com
missioner Walker's petition for court
sanction of his act in taking charge
of the Continental.
Attorney R. P. Ilenshall for the de
fense and Assistant Attorney General
Harrison for the state informed Jndge
Seawell that the submission of testi
mony would be concluded today. Tt
was agreed that argument would begin
The testimony of Transue was ob
tained by Mr. Harrison in rebuttal of
testimony by Continental officials that
the corporation had b,een conducted on
an entirely basis. He declared
that he .had warned the officials of the
Continental half a dozen times that the
realty they were carrying might prove
a handicap in case the corporation
found it beceagary to liquidate hastily.
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the world—celebrated for its
great leavening strength and
purity. It makes your cakes,
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insures you against alum and
all forms of adulteration that
go with the low priced brands.
School Directors Rescind Ac
tion Permitting Meet
ings in Buildings
Three Members Who Fa
vored Plan Absent and
/ Minority Rules
OAKLAND, Feb. 24.—The board of
education at a meeting tonight rescind
ed the action taken a week ago and
voted against the request of three so
cialist organizations for permission to
hold public meetings in tho school
When the Twenty-third Avenue So
cialist club, the Women's Socialist
league and the Young People's Socialist
league applied for permission to meet
in the schools the request was voted
down. School Directors A. S. Kelly, F.
B. Cook and Harry Boyle, who were In
favor of the plan, were unable to be
present, and Miss Annie F. Brown was
the only supporter of it. Those who
voted against it were Directors C. M.
Orr, John Forrest and M. R. Bronner.
UtU Brown said that she would re
open the question at the next meeting
of the board.
A. P. Stlefvater protested against
using the new Dewey school as an in
termediate school. No action was taken.
The contract for the construction of
anew school in Perry street was award
ed to the Van Sant-Houghton company
TWIN PEAKS TUNNEL TO
START ON 17TH STREET
fllajrtau l'l o>haiiehnpMv to Eliminate
Proposed Subway From Present
On a recommendation from City En
gineer O'Shauglmessy the board of
works decided yesterday to confine the
construction of the Twin peaks tunnel
to the main bore from Seventeenth
street southwesterly to the exit on the
other side of the elevation, thus elim
inating for the present the proposed
subway approach which was to extend
from Seventeenth street to Valencia,
McCoppin and Mission streets.
Mr. OShauglmessy, in advising
against the preparation of plans and
specifications for the subway, ex
plains that the matter requires ad
iditlonal study since, in his opinion, it
may be necessary to build the subway
1 considerably farther than at first pro
He suggests that the extension will
probably be made as far as Third
ROLPH FAVORS TURNING
OVER CITY LOTS TO KIDS
! Mayor IMußtieted With Uw Rids for
Leases Sujcseetn Municipality Fol-
Iptt Strauss Firm's Plan
Mayor Rolph. in auctioneering five
pieces of city property for lease at the
meeting of the board of supervisors
I yesterday, received racn unsatisfactory
[ bids that he delated a great deal of
i'ity land should rrM leased at all.
i but reserved for public playgrounds.
I "Since the dedication Saturday of the
I X overalls playground by Lcvi Strauss
& Co. on the lot adjoining their fac
tory in Valencia street, it has struck
me that this example might well b* ,
I followed by other manufacturers and
!by the city," satd Mayor Rolph to the
WALSH CONFESSES GUILT
Sfe~W York roller Captain Admit* Col-
NEW YORK. Feb. IS. —Police Captain j
Thomas W. Walsh, implicated by Po- J
liceman Eugene Fox, self-confessed col- j
lector of "protection money." who later i
confessed to having received graft
money from Fox. pleaded guilty today j
to the indictment against ging |
Bail was fixed at $1,000 and sentence
deferred at the request of district At
torney Whitman, to whom Walsh con- j
feased his part in th" alleged system
of levying tribute from disorderly |
Inspector Sweeney, who since his in
dictment on charges of bribery has
been reduced in rank to captain, plead
ed not guilty.
NEW YORK INDICATOR HERE
Edward W. Stitt, district superin
tendent of schools of New York city
md superintendent of evening recrea
tion centers In the public schools in
;hat city, arrived here yesterday to
attend the Pacific coast playground
md recreation congress, which opens
oday. In the afternoon he called on
President d'Ancona o< the hoard of
'dncation and expressed his great sat
sf;iction of the course of the board in
iMiatlag the playgrounds commission.
'jater he was escorted to a number of
the pchoola. ___^____^____
SUNNY DAY FOR THE
So Says the Weather Bureau,
But Street Department
Takes No Chance
Vice President Elect Turns
Down Appropriation for
"WASHINGTON, Feb. 24.—Despite the
fact that the weather bureau has prom
ised "Washington clear and bright
weather for inauguration' day, the
street cleaning department of the city
proposes to l>e prepared for a repeti
tion of the blizzard that married the
ceremony four years ago. A large, forer
of men has been thoroughly organized. !
Besides 300 men regularly employed,
an additional 300 will be available
should conditions make it necessary to
keep the line of march free from snow.
These men will be held in readiness on
the morning of the parade. They will
be massed near the beginning , of the
line of march and if necessary precede
the marchers and sweep the snow to
ward the side of the streets, at the
same time brushing the cleared space
as dry as possible. The line of march
this year is nearly two miles long,
and the entire distance will be watched
and kept clean and free.
The isolation of Washington which
made the inauguration of President '
Taft four years ago such a memorable
one can not occur this year, according
to information obtained from the tele
phone and telegraph companies here.
Within the last four years the com
panies have installed a complete un
derground system of wires that extends
from the capital to New York and
Boston through Baltimore and Phila
Marshall Declines Money
INPINAPOLTS, Ind.. Feb. 24.—Thomas j
R. Marshall, vice president elect, re- |
fused $4,800 today. That amount was
carried in the regular appropriation
bill to reimburse Mr. Marshall for i
money spent for house rent, light, heat |
and water during his fuur years as |
governor of Tndiana.
The formpr governor said he did not
believe the appropriation constitutional !
and sent word to the conference com- I
niittee to strike out the $4,5.00
Mr. and Mrs. Marshall leave for'
Washington Wednesday, and he said j
lif did not believe he would have the:
opportunity to appear personally be
fore the committee, as ho had not com- .
ploted his iiiaiigui%il speech.
Men Plead Not Guilty
TRENTON. X. .T.. Feb. 24.—See1«y
Davenport and Jacob Dunti, charged
with threatening the life of President
•foct Wilson, entered a pica of not j
guilty today before Judge f.'rnss in the j
United States district court. They
were commitod to jail without bail to
await trial, probably next week.
The men. who were arrested last ',
December in Now Jersey wfetta the j
president elect was in Bermuda, are i
charged with having written tetters to
Mr. Wilson threatening that unless he
forwarded them money they would take
CALIFORNIANS TO SAIL
NEW YORK. Keb. 24.—Among the I
RailiTtp on the i
(Jporpro Washington of ttr* North Or- '
man Uoyd lino on Saturday from New i
York for London. Parts an<] Brpmpn,
vvero the folio, win j? from California:
Miss Hecker, C. Neumann, ym.
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