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Educators Take Steps to Organize
an International Association
Professor Merrill .of San Franciscd Makes
Address on the Apprentice Question
. LOS ANGELES. July 111.— The na-'
tlonal council and the boVrd of di
rectors of the National \u25a0 Educational
association took action upon many Im
portant matters today bearing 'upon
the work of the orsanizatlon. The na
tional council authorized the appoint-"
ment of a committee of-flve. with Wil
liam T. Harris of '"Washington. D. C.^
as chairman, to work for an interna
tional association of educational work
er*: appropriated $500 :fbr the us© of
committees In Investigating the short
ago of teachers.. and took steps to es
timate the cost of establishing a na
tional federal university at Washing
ton, D. C. The election of new officers
of the council, headed by, Joseph
Bwala. president of Swarthmore col
]«=cp, Swarthmore. Pa., was' completed.
The board of directors took a back
v-ard Ftep in the simplified spelling re
form by voting to resume the spelling
«f the words through; though and thor
ough in the old standard style, Instead
of thru. tho. thoro. It also re-elected
H. B." Drown, president of Valparaiso
\u25a0university, Valparaiso, Ind., a. member
of the board of trustees, and W. T.
Harris of Washington, D. O. t a mem
ber of tho executive committee, created
« new department for the benefit of
the seven leading women's organiza
tions which desired affiliation with the
association: voted for Cleveland as, the
place for holding the convention in
3908, and took favorable action upon
the national university and other
projects recommended by the national
council.
At the general session at night ad
dresses were delivered by the' leading
educators of the country.
MERRILL MAKES ADDRESS
Many of the departments held meet
ings this morning and afternoon" and
carried out programs of varying length-
Department meetings during the morn
ing were: Kindergarten, manual train
ing, music, physical training, school ad
ministration and technical education-
Meetings of the following were held in
the afternoon: Departments of sec
ondary education, ' child study, science
instruction and library.
The most Interesting address at these
sessions was that before the depart
ment of technical education by George
A. Merrill, principal of the* California
Kchool of mechanical arts and director
of the Wilmerdlng school of Industrial
arts, San Francisco. "Trade Schools
and Trade Unions" was his subject and
It was instructively and impartially
handled- He" said, In part:
Suppose that by same wise beneficence there
were trade schools enoceh scattered OTer the
land and that employers and employes were
agreed tliat any boy who might wish to be em
ployed In a mechanical occupation must first
spend at least two years la an appropriate,
pchool. Would an arrangement of that aort tend
to regulate the number of apprentices and wtrald
the results be beneficial to the boy, to his em
pi^yer. and to the labor cause?
The bosincss of instructing apprentices would
be t*k?n from the shoulders of the Journeymen
and placed in the hands of ppeclalists. where it
belongs. This proposition needs no extended dis
cussion. All are apreed that modern conditions
make it practically Impossible for Journeymen- to
devote any time worth while' to teaching ap
pre»tice«. The nation seems convinced that our
only hope lies in the direction of suitable schools
where born may receire the same careful "and all
around Instruction that they wed to acquire be
fore the decadence of the old time apprentice
system.
Erery mechanic known that a large propor
tion of the young men who begin apprenticeships
fail to swre out the fell four years. I hare no
precise statstles on this point, but it eeems safe
to say that not more than one-half complete
their time. Those who fall hare kept out an
equal number of worthy yonng men who were
entitled to the opportunity. If all were required
to spend the first two years in a trade school
those unfit for mechanical Tocations or for the
trades they hare chosen woult be eliminated
wore effectively and with, an avoidance of fric
tion.
The management of trade nchoota being my
sole occupation, the only one I ever had, I be
lieve that I can glre the trade union* a tip from
the inside. If they wish to regulate — restrict.
if they will — the number of apprentices, they
will find a most effective and adrantsgeous
n.ri.ns of doing so by. seeking to bring about
Fome such arrangement as I hare outlined, re
quiring every apprentice to spend bis flrst two
yean in a trade school. It would not be neces
*ary to place a limit upon the number of schools
or the number of boys admitted to them. The
thing to control would be the output and not the
input, and the output could be controlled by let
ting eolt&ble standards.
LET LABOR TAKE A HAXD
T.et the l&bpr Interests have a hand in their
tntnjifretneiit. Few will object to any standards
that they may ccc fit to set. howsoever high, for
the purpose of weeding out the Incompetent me
chanic in faror of the Intelligent, skillful work
man. There will be no complaint if the boy
fails to meet high standards. pro Tided he has had
a fair opportunity. The opportunity Is all that
Is demanded — end the trade school question will
serer be settled In the minds of the American
people until that is accomplished and ereiy boy
thill tisve a fair chance.
Coder present conditions the labor unions are
charged with restricting the number of appren
tices by force and compulsion, and by the same
means maintaining a maximum scale ' of wages
and a minimum rate of work done. The plan
that I have proposed would accomplish a proper,
restriction of number* by putting a premium on
skill and Intelligence. It would accomplish all
that the unions accomplish now, and inciden
tally it would disarm their critics.
If it were reasonably certain that trade schools
would lower the standards of workmanship, trade
unions would be Justified in opposing them— «.nd
«. • would everybody. It is true that most me
chanic* regard with contempt, or at least with
considerable doubt, the quality of instruction
given in mechanical schools. Many of them
think that it Is not possible to teach in a school
anything substantial in the way of a trade. This
lack of confidence is not unjustified.
,It U only too true that rdacators have cot
net, or even approximated, the view point of the
breed winning masses, and the result ha« been
a constant procession of boys who have prema
turely dropped out of school. Even the manual
training schools navel not leaned sufficiently to
the practical tide. Tbelr motto, "we learn by
doing." needs revision. We learn by doing, but
we do not learn by half doing or by making be
lieve doing. We do not know anything that we
have not actually experienced.
Now that the theory of formal discipline is
point out of fashion, the manual training high
schools' are showing more of a tendency to get
Into touch with the industrial world. Out of
them I look for the future trade school to evolve,
through an Improvement and 'extension of their
work in a way that will win the confidence of
the entire community. There is no logical rea
fsoa why culture and nreful knowledge should not
be imparted at one and the same time.
Juft as trade schools will not be allowed to
lower standards of workmanship, so they are not
likely to reduce wages. Four years spent in a
#cbool, earning nothing, will represent an Invest
ment on the part of trade school graduates, and
In the long run they could not afford to accept
wages below the current standard.
ADVANCE OF THE FARMER
Prof. E. J. Wlckson, dean of the col
lege of agriculture at Berkeley, spoke
on "The Agricultural . College and Its
Relationship to the Scheme of National
Education." He saldjn part:
Probably every nation ia the world If called
noon to propone « scheme of national educa
tion for a nation Just about to be born would
ley out a curriculum of . bird songs and flowers,
mudpies and hammer strokes, wheels and levers,
lathes and looms, dynamo* and dynamite, at
roospnerfc nitrate making and advanced commer
cial methods wtleh might obscure even the
three B's of bleeeed memory^ With such a
strong bent of - the popular will toward " the
practical In education^ It is very clear that
U>e nert naif century will see Kreat changes
In educational methods and materials, if not
in tbe • very ideals of .education. Fifty yean*
a~o the need of Mich institutions " and - their
prospective relationship* : were popular, sub
jects of dlscu«i!on. Today we. find them strongly
established in «-very Ktate ' and territory aDd
generously supported.
The elevation of agriculture to Its proper
place la economics, and of 'the fanner himself
to industrious sclf-cowciousneHS, both of. which
advantages day now be claimed • t» have been
fairly attained, are due to the scientific method
and scientific achievements < which have Illum
ined and advanced policies and practices. .; '
And now agriculture toas ; risen to i capacity
for wider service, not . only to herself l but -to
tumanity. In the scheme of enriched and widely
distributed technical educatUm which the prfe*
«ut state of tlie world demands,: agriculture
bolds the position of leadership, and - all edu
cational undertakings for advancement of manu
factures, commerce, transportation, are largely
related to It or conditioned upon it. ; .
>*EW coiiarc w^ elected ;
The board of directors- convened "at
4:30, with President "Cooley in. the
chair. The resolution requesting the
board to authorize the appointment of
a committee to Join with the national
association of etate universities in an
effort looking :to the \u2666 establishment of
a national university at Washington,
£>• C. by the federal government, and
an appropriation of $600 to defray the
expenses of the> committee was re
ceived and acted upon favorably. A
resolution was-adopted establishing a
head office of the association at 1630
Fairmont street, N. W. t Washington,
D. O, and placing W. I* Harris of that
city In charge. The office of secretary
was retained at Wlnona, Minn.
The board also elected the following
to be members of the national council:
"; J. U. Phillip*, Birmingham, Aln.: Livingston
C. Lord. Charleston. I1L; James 11. Baker. Boul
der, Colo.; O. C Van Llew, Chlco. Cal.;' James
M. Green. Trenton. X. J.; AuguMus 8.-Down
ing. Albany, N. V.; E. H. Mark, Louisville,
Kj\. to succeed themselves.
,T, T - A. Mott. Hlchmond.*lnd., to succeed Cal
vin E. KcndalL term-expires 1912: George 11.
Cook. Hot Springs. Ark., to succeed A. 11. Tay.
lor. Decatur, 111.; Stratron D. Brooks, Boston,
Maw., to succeed Chart** I). Mclver. Greens
boro, N. C; 0/ J. Cratg. Mlwraula. Mont., to
«ncce«l Charles' F. Thwlng, Cleveland, Ohio;
David 0. Felmney. Normal. lIL, to succeed Al
bert O. Lane. Chicago, 111. ; B. D. Johnson,
Hockhlll, 8. C, to succeed William L. Bryon;
Bioomington. Ind.; Benjamin Ide Wheeler,
Berkeley. Cal., to succeed William R., Harper,
Chicago, 111.
SWAIN IS ELECTED
The national council elected officers
as follows: Joseph Swain, president
of Swarthmore college, Swarthmore,
Pa., president; J. M. Green of Trenton,
N. J., vice president; J. W. Carr, in
cumbent, secretary.
At the afternoon session of the de
partment s of secondary education A. B.
Graham of the Ohio state university,
spoke on 'The Function and the Value
of Agricultural . Courses In High
Schools." \u25a0 i
The general session In the Temple
Auditorium was one of the most "in
teresting of the week. C. G. Pearse,
superintendent of the city schools of
Milwaukee, was the principal speaker,
selecting as his subject "Schools for
Defectives in Connection with Public
Schools." He was followed by J. W.
Olsen, state superintendent of public
instruction, St. Paul, Minn., on "The
School and the Library." . Miss Helen I*
Grenfel, high school visitor, State agri
cultural college of Denver, Colo., con
cluded the program with an address on
"The Influence of Women's Organiza
tions upon Public Education." ;
GAS WORKERS DENY THEY
CONTEMPLATE STRIKE
Denounce Publication in
Evening Paper as
a Canard
The gas workers' union held a meet
ing In the Labor temple last night and
discussed an article published In an
evening paper to the effect that the
members Intended to walk out if ! the
companies did riot sign the, new wage
schedule, and that this would be "In
sympathy with the carmen's strike" to
force the railroad company,^ which
would be deprived of power, to come" to
terms.
\ This was denounced In" posltye terms
and declared to be absolutely without
foundation. George A. Bell, the busi
ness agent of the union, at the close
of the meeting, said:
"We did not take any- action in re
gard to the new wage scale which. we
have presented to the companies, .ex
cept to make the announcement that a
committee' of the council of
gas workers, composed of representa
tives from this city, Oakland and San
Jose, would meet J. A. Britton tomor
row afternoon In a conference .to con
sider the schedule we have offered and
one the companies will present. J.
Marshall will represent Oakland arid I
will represent this union, but the names
of the other delegates have not been
announced. The companies have not
turned down our schedule; In fact,
they have agreed to many of the fig
ures submitted,, but' there is some dif
ference as to some of the wages.
"The negotiations : that have been
conducted for more than a week have
been of the most pleasant character,
and • there is no doubt . that when ; the
two scales shall have been discussed
and . possibly -an agreement reached as
to the differences the matter will be
submitted to a special meeting of the
union to be held next Saturday night.
"Wo •will not act -. hastily. In our
union we take time to adjust matters,
and we always settle them amicably." .
GIVEN MONTH IN JAIL
Strike Breaker Lowary, Who Threat-
encd Union Picket, Punished
Edwin F. Lowary, a strikebreaker,
who was arrested on Monday after
noon in a saloon near the car. barns In
Oak street for carrying a concealed
weapon, was sentenced to serve, 30 days
In the county jail by Police Judge Ca
banlss yesterday, .without the option of
! a fine. Lowary was threatening a union
picket with a revolver - when - taken
Into custody..
Charles : F. Jones was held for trial
before the" superior court by Judge
Shortall yesterday on a charge of as
sault with a deadly .weapon. He threw
a brick 'through a window ; of a car at
Fifth and Market streets shortly before
midnight on July 6. The brick struck
a woman passenger. * '
Edward ' Cramer, former,, strike
breaker, convicted of vagrancy, was
sentenced :by - Judge" Shortall. to
servo 30 days In the; county jail. His
companion;; Frank Daley, asked for : a
postponement of his sentence till today,
and the request was ; granted. : :^ .
Thorn aa P. -; Murray, strike breaker, 1
was convicted fof larceny ;by
Judge Shortall and will >be
today. He stole a* purse containing $19
from Fannie. Sterne I of , Turk ' and - Bu
chanan streets, and returned $10 of the
amount. . \;~ •\u25a0',
r Joseph M. Eagan, teamster,^ who
thre w>an empty can at a mo tor man in
Third 'street, was fined $5 . by : Judga Ca
banlss. ~" < _-\u25a0 ' ' V ,':j.' \u25a0 '\u25a0 ." \u25a0
MULES -, CAUSE \ LITIGATION
Five -lawyers are \ named in- a suit
over, three . mules \u25a0 which was ' filed ; yes-"
terday In the • superior court. , Accord
ing ;to the: complaint v"H. P. Eldred
leased ,-. 15 >' mules \ to V the V, Warren ; In
corporation \ company last March and
got- back; only 12- mules. ; Eldred asks
judgment, for -$600,-; the*; alleged: value
of the- three mules, and " for $296.65
claimed to "be .'due "and .unpaid;- on his
bill:; for ;the.; lease..' .At? the tall \of
complaint " are ; the .words ''Campbell;
Meteon, Drew, Oatman; and >. Mackenzie,
attorneys for plaintiff."'
121 \u25a0 Plrmo Beach
, $10.20 round trip / rate," in effect dur
ing summer i season \u25a0 via Southern '; Pa- J
dfic. .Tlcketflvgood',9o days. Finest
bathing - beach i on ; . Pacific ' coast" High
class \u25a0*„ hotel accommodations, cottage,
tent,' camp "life. > j '- *
'!m£zSMgMM(MGO call; y Friday, jxtly 12, 1907]
CHICAGO OFFICIALS OF
TELEGRAPHERS ALARMED
Cancel Mass Meeting for
\u25a0". Fear of Causing ,.
a Stampede
TO WAIT FOR NEILL
Arrival in San Francisco
and Action Here Are
\ Expected
SPECIAL DISPATCH TO THE CALL.
CHICAGO, July 11.— Fearing. that the
meeting scheduled to "take place-Sun
day would causo a" stampede of ; the
union telegraphers in the offices of trie
Western Union and the Postal teie
graph companfes in Chicago, the .local
executive board Issued a statement' to
day declaring tlie meeting would 'Yiot
be held. . . . . ..
Wesley Ruasell, general secretary
treasurer of ;the'; union,'-, said" • today
that, the determination to- wait until
Commissioner Neill \u25a0 had , reached .San
Francisco and had had ; a reasonable
amount of \ time to to Inquire into the
situation there was Bolely In the Inter
est of peace.. .... . 5 '-;. '.' , .1 5
"A . meeting Sunday of the Chicago
telegraphers might have C resulted, se
riously ' for the union,", * declared sßusfiell,sRus
fiell, "If peace was probable In the^coast
cities. If Commlslsoner Neill flndsHhat
he cannot secure recognition for ."the
operators on strike in. San Francisco
we. will then feel that .. we have ex
hausted all honorable means and .will
treat the. situation as one of war, with
the companies." , . .. . * -\u25a0 t -.'
The offlcials •of < the big companies, in
Chicago are hopeful that Commissioner
Neill can persuade the strikers in Oak
land and San Francisco^. to return .to
work, resubmlt their \ grievances and
have , the whole matter arbitrated. . ' .
"President Clowry has placed an' ln^
terpretation on his letter to " Commis
sioner Neill," declared Secretary Ulrich
of the local union, '"that^makes, It plain
that a striker is not considered an em
ploye, therefore, has |no \u25a0 redress I under
the terms of the .letter. - To. avail , them^
selves of the provisions in the-Clowry
letter the -operators will have to re
turn to work, as individuals seeking
new employment. After they are re
employed i they may . then, \u25a0as employes,
submit their grievances to i. the •"! local
superintendent and he • must give-"a
hearing. If that hearing Is unsatisfac
tory then and they should ' strike '-"to
secure their demands,* they at once for
feit all rights, under the letter as em
ployes." j
STRIKE HANGS FIRE
Local Officials Depend Upon Com-
missioner Neill ' for Peace
United States Labor - Commissioner
Charles P. Neill, with Deputy President
S. J. Konenkamp, M. J. Reldy. and' M.
J. Sullivan of the executive board of
the telegraphers, are expected to ar
rive tonight or tomorrow morning. ;;
President Samuel J. Small,>who Is
awaiting their \ arrival, said . yesterday
that ,* he would conf er .' withi Commis
sioner Neill Jas | soon as -possible, r ;.He
expects that Neill. will nieetithe West
ern Union 'and ..Postal:, officials "on i both
sides of jthe vbay and Inform ; himself
through all sou rces as i to conditolns.
• "The . : situation ; - wlllv* remain 1 un
changed until after Commissioner Neill
has gone over the ground," said ' Small.
A mass meetingof telegraphers -will
be held \u25a0In Oakland ; Saturday night
Small said that Neill WoulQ' be ; Invited
to address the meeting,, which : will be
open to the public. -,k P. H. Morriesey,;
grand master of- the brotherhood' of \
railway ."trainmen; : ">" Superintendent
Miller of the Western Union, 1 telegraph
company and the members of 4 the\teleg
raphers' union ejcecutlve_ board from
the east -will ,also be among^thosei In
vited to speak; Special effort will be
made to get businessmen,^ brokers and
others who -are large patrons of 'the
telegraph service to attend the meet
ing.; ;. . \u25a0;'•„'\u25a0 ' ""\u25a0\u25a0 '.' ~*' '. " , « "' < * t *~f£ : .
-" 'Final arrangements forV the : mass
meeting^ will be; made, today, when the
announcement of the time and place
will be made.; . "\u25a0'
The telegraphers will give an excur
sion Sunday .. in the [ steamer Sunol
around j the bay. . The. vessel will: leave
the foot of .Franklin street, Oakland;
at 9 o'clock * Sunday V morning, going
direct to Jackson' street wharf, ;where
the - Sari . Francisco \ members ':\u25a0\u25a0 will : . be
met. The excursion' will cover Vallejo,
Mare . island ; and other , points of ;7; 7 In
terest It wllT be for> the financial
benefit of the striking unionists. . J j.
President Small will "meet'Commls
slon I Neill and j the t executive '} board \at
Sacramento on their; way here. Small
Is outspoken in his declaration that un
less Neill succeeds in : settling
strike at this point It "will spread *to
the large eastern centers. -Chicago will
probably be the next pointy of attack.'
It is reported from -ither. union/; head f,
quarters that V the Chicago • local has
1,700 to 2,000: members, who would all
walk out on a strike ; call. \u25a0
CHARGES MADE AGAINST
POLICEMAN GROUNDLESS
No Evidence- to Show That ", Charles
Brown Refused to Take Dying
/Fisherman to a Hospital ;
A' story to A the effect" that Policeman
Charles* Brown 7 refused : to 'take,* Peter
Barrlada, a: dying \. fisherman,'; from ";[ a
shack yat v North' beach jto \u25a0'.. the v ? central
emergency ; on /,Tuesday night
wa«T ? told -to \u25a0", the, * police^ officials yes
terday, but' an 'investigation^ revealed
that • it - was ' groundless:'; v The ; fisher
man died ,", yesterday at [I. the "- hospital/
but; It • was i learned A that -.when , Brown
called , on ,; him £on ; Tuesday., night -'- he
refused ; proffered ; aid, , saying v that \u25a0 hlB
Illness I was; not i serious." ', ' ;
'.Brown says : : s that Vhe went to. the
fisherman's;, shack; at i Montgomery tave
nue and t North ' Points streets in :' answer,
to -an^"ambulance^call.^iV He ; offefed Jto
take .the • fisherman * to] the " hospl tal,"bu t
the "- latter. Refused,' saying^'lhat'vhe
was not seriously > ill., -The i fisherman
grew worse yesterday,; and "died, at the
central' emergency?: hospital, Awhere- he
was? removed^by^frlends/^ Death ' re-
BultedCfrom*naturalT causes] ;~ ' *
j. ; Brown's ; ; story/C Is ;- corroboratedV^ by
Patrol '.Wagon 'Driver ' Comstock.'^t^S;'.-
ICE i PLANT ;• DESTROYED
; - LASIVEGAS;. Ney.vf JulyJ ll'---Th'e rAr
mour t packing "company's "$125,000 :",ice
with* 7oo"' ton^s -of * Ice.'c was ; totally
destroyed -by/i fire >. tonight;'' '.The* plant
yksione' of ? the ? largest U nj, the £ s6uth-.
west! arid vthejorily,!lcing:rstation' oh the
Salt : Lake*] road j between \ Calif drnla^and
Saltt! Lake * City.^Thl ? loss Iwlllf cause
great ,"dis tress | to ia'i large fdesiert^terrl
tory '\u25a0 and . may M interfere H with ? refrig
erator?car,;service'overjthe-route.^r. • '
ARRANGE f SCALE OP WAGES
j ,OAKLiANp, V.v July. / llf-^Comrnittees
fepreseritlngjthefAlameda'Couhtj^lum-*
ber/dealersy assoclatloriland \ the } build-?
Ing*trla4^s^councl^6f JAlariieda"Scounty;
metfthls- evening,' ahdiarrangedja'satis^
factory/scale^bf j wages; f or^thV m'enTeni-'
ployed .^as lumber t'vhandLers,'^ material
teamsters: aridf tally *clerks.''". 7" •*•• \u25a0.•\u25a0•'." ; :
Orders for Off icers in
Army and Navy
yt T ASHINGTOK, \u25a0 July 11— Army - or- \
' : - ; VV . ders: Major.;. Charles T. 5 Xleffw,*;*
\u25a0 \u25a0 '-.- Burgeon,'; is ; relieved ' f rom "" duty fat '
Washington ,' barracks, 'J. D. •: ' O^.iiini '\u25a0 will .
proceed, to j.the : general hospital ; at - the
Presidio of San i Francisco ;' tor' treatment.
;.';.': Captain -. George 15..": Ek-»unel, assistant
' surg-eon," -• is ' relieved *" f rotn, ' \u25a0 dnty ? at ... Tort
Meqdc and will report ; to .the commanding:
officer, Sixth cavalrjrrfer, daty' ? to -acoom-'
\ pany that' command Ijm] tha Philippine isl
• ands.'and upon ] arr iral at , Manila .will r»- .
port to the' commanding"? general, Philip
pine« dlTUiion,"iforJdnty. - ; .. » \u25a0\u25a0'
. C*ptain \ WilHam \\ L." r Kellar, aasistant
: surgeon,', is : relieved ;. from , duty .at Fort
Douglas '•; "and -'. will *: prooeed 'i to *," San T Fran
cisco J »nd - l ake transport .to sail about
; September s;\u25a0•5 ;\u25a0• toVthe ? Philippine islands,'
and . upon his arrival " at Manila ' will : re
port in . person \u25a0to the commanding ' general
of the Philippines division : for assignment
:to duty. : . ;
, Kavy ordersi Midshipman 8. E. Holli
day is ordered to the Independence at the,
. nary yard ' at - Mare > island, . in connection
the ;crewjofr' the V California, .and to
the' California > when that Vessel is placed
'in commission.
'\u25a0."•" Midshipman : J. McC. Murray . is ; ordered
to the Independence aJUhe nary . yard at
Mare island, in ; connection with the crew
of the North Dakota," when that yessel is
' placed \u25a0 in '. commission, '.. • -
EXPLAINS HIS THREAT
AGAINST THE GOVERNOR
Continued From Page , 0, . Column < 5
ors, has been : assured In nearly every ntate over
which the federation Is organised. \ In some cases
It became neoeesarx to amend state constitutions
before the eight hour, statute could ' be effectlTe.
- The witness - said that his duties'' as secretary
of the federation kept him at headquarter* prac
tically all of the time, the trarelln*. beln* done
by the president, and members -of the executive
board. I He accompanied | Moyer to Cripple Creek
soon after the strike was called there and at the
Pinnacle park picnic delivered an . address In
which he counseled ; peace; and warned against
any form of violence--- •\u0084-'- ; : \u25a0 -- .\u25a0\u25a0.
- ? Haywood said that ihe first met Orchard In
1904,- at the samectime Moyer met film. :- [ Or
chard came as a delegate from one of the Cripple
Creek miners': unions to a convention of the
state; federation of. labor. • ; .-. .: \u25a0\u25a0..". '-.--.
v The witness denied as flatly as Moyer did yes
terday that Orchard- was at federation headquar
ters In December, 1903 and that he had congrat
ulated Orchard on; blowing-up, the -Vindicator
mine. \u25a0\u25a0 . - \u25a0 -V* •-; Yc i -\u25a0-\u25a0..\u25a0->: \u25a0"\u25a0> \* . r -/v. ; ."-..
\u25a0 "He never spoke, to me at any time about. the
i Vindicator." declared Haywood, "and never re
ceived an.rMnoney from'me." ; -\u0084_ *. \u25a0\u25a0
1 ' Haywood. aald that;, he- heard nothing of the
Independence depot I explosion or the murder I of
Lyte Gregory until : ; after I they happened. .. Or
chard, he said, had never approached him in con
nection with either of these matters nor. had be
ever mentioned ; them to him In any way. The
federation, liny wood declared, had never had any
dlfflcnlty with Gregory. \u25a0\u25a0'_•\u25a0\u25a0 - ;-. ;.
'"Did you ; erer.. give. Orchard. at any.; time or
place any. money, for' the Independence explo
sion?" asked Darrow. -
"I did not." . ,
CORONER'S JURY CLEARS
SUSPECTED CLERGYMAN
LONDON, July H.— A Jury in the cor
oner's court returned -today .a .verdict
of v "death from natural . causes" In ; the
case of, Mrs. Hancock, wife ; of ; Walter
Swinburne Hancock, formerly _ :an'Epis
copalian clergyman | Chicago, \ who
diejS r March 23, the cause of death belng^
certified? as "appendicitis.";",- .(' >
.'- Owing,"' to ..the suspicions ookf k - the
woman's .son. who is a lawyer, 1 the ibody
was 'exhumed, v. The * son \u25a0; testified "at ; the
inquest? that ; he believed Hancock; had
poisonednhis^ wife inSbrder ', to?obtaln
her property.t The analysis of .the stom
ach , showed Ino trace of poison. ' x %
;*.' Hancock^ who -was born Jin; England,
went^to America in .the early eighties,
and had several pastorates, including
t'<at of St. : John's church,-. Montreal. V>
BULLET WOUND PROVES FATAL
v^An -uni«Jent|fiea man, who \u25a0 was ; found
last , Tuesday, lying In a vacant lot > at
Forty-sixth avenue- and 5 Clement street.*
with a bullet lwourid In- his head, died
yesterday \at?the "city and county; hos
pital,:^ whereV he had been, taken for
treatments iHe \u0084 never regained , con
sciousness "and? his "identity , remains :'a
mystery. _ The : wound * in : his head: was
self-inflicted,- the revolver from ; which
theibullet had lbeen fired being "elapsed
In the. unconscious man's hand.'
Of Course You TraVel on the Overland Limited.
Youican buy, round trip tickets, first i class, to Chicago— St. Louis- 1 -
St. l?aul~MinneapoHs^Omaha----KansaS City—^St. Joe—Houston— New
; Orleans--Memphis— Bostpn^New York — Washington- — Baltimore,
: Jamestown KExposition-^-Saratoga Springs, etc., for tnirty to forty dollars
Better your berth now over the direct and -quick short line, the
Southern Pacific-Union Pacific
Southern Pacific Co. , Union Pacific Ji^
|jßc^^Bldg^\^r^MM^^a^ - Corner Ellis and Powell Sheets
HELPERS' UNION DECIDES
TO OBTAIN NEW HALL
Committee Is Appointed j to
tMake Arangements ; for
Desired Change
WIBL (JARRY FLAGS
Printers Will Show. Their
r Patriotism in Parade :
pn Labor Day:
' ss3&£££g£g!t--^ \u25a0'\u25a0' T h« ; helpers' ' union,
't T fepj^lFjJHc£U > >< cjrfr »whlch 'for, •
>s 4J&Fjgjgggs3^ months has been
'•"•';•" :.. - - \u25a0\u25a0'\u25a0'- v • meeting-Inia'base
ment at \ nil Laguna street, met CVVed
nesday evening and decided to- secure
new': quarters. ;;-; Charles f Thomas, "Wil
liam '\u25a0; King ;, and* Jacob ;'-. Schwarz \ were
appointed -as a\- committee- to obtain
new. offices : and 's a meeting hall. Past
President • Schwarz Installed -the newly
elected offlcers.vThe Installationjlnks,
which 'was r. to -have followed the ? In
stallation, ;/was v postponed 'until new
quarters were secured. : Seven applica
tions for membership were received.
Edward McGenity and J. J. Norton,
delegates : from? the press t feeders', and
assistants'. union of this city to the in
ternatlorlal convention }; held in New
York I returned; last ; Wednesday, ; and r at
the meeting of, the union in the evening
made a verbal* report. ; They will" ren
der a. detailed vwrltten report, at the
next meeting. .? During the session of
the ; Internatl6nal T body,; which had an
attendance of 206 delegates, represent
ing • every' state : In the union, and
which 'lasted: seven days, ; the "most
Important business, outside of the elec
tion of George' L. Berry of this cityias
president, was. 'the .repudiation of
what-' is known as .'."the**open clause"
and- insistence on "the closed shop."
\u25a0\u25a0•\u25a0 \u25a0.",..}". \u25a0->—!\u25a0-.• : • • _ --J..J y..-.' *r ; '".
San Francisco typographical union
No. .^2l has a : committee \u25a0 at work ar
ranging details: for- the labor day pa
rade. A suggestion has been made, and
It probably ? will rbe V adopted, that a
distinctive feature^ shall' be the carry
ing of ia* small "American flag by every
member in" the division, as an earnest
of patriotism | and loya.lty to the coun
try. .The. membership of^ the union is
nearly 900. — .
i' The' district council of painters at
Its last ' meeting": was \u25a0 occupied lin ar
ranging the details for the labor* day
parade and It/was the, general opinion
that the painters' division should be
one of the most attractive; features of
the great parade. .
At Its last meeting the milk wagon
drivers' union ' drew a warrant for the
payment' of the weekly , strike fund
assessment and initiated applicants for
memberßhip.
'One of the attractions at the labor
temple: yesterday was -a Dean voting
machine, in> charge : of ah Instructor
who explained the > manner In which It
is operated' to the many who /visited the
temple. ; . \u25a0 .\u25a0••'.. • .
;Slgn and pictorial painters' union No.
5 10 ' has elected ;the following officers:
N. \u25a0; EL K Tucker, president; >F. j Mayo, vice
president;^A^Koppel, conductor; Joseph
Valenta,"' wardens The union has chosen
V. Kress, ; .W.* J. > Burchell, ; O. Herleln.
H. \u25a0"; Eilken,' C 1C 1 Ehart and i George j Marsh
as delegates to the 'district council, and
George , Brooke, George Watson,: J. Wil-"
lis," • L.^ Deenef,V<August ' Lally and N. E.
Tucker delegates to the building trades
council. Ir .'/ \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 "\u25a0\u25a0 \u25a0 •' ; .V>."- ,
EJectrlcar mechanics' union No. 1 at
its 'meeting last night appointed Pres
ident George ; A: fFisk' marshal r for , the
organization ": during , * the '\u25a0 labor . day
parade. "^Eleven ;^strangers -were , Ini
tiated and < 29 , applications were re
ceived. V Secretary Urmy, will-receive
dues I hereafter -every Saturday at ~; 205
Guerrero ; street. "\u25a0 [\u25a0:..:\u25a0' _ .'" ;
.The -pastors' union of Detroit, Mich.,
preparatory to", the commencement . of
a crusade . to " help the re tail clerks, ' la
collecting: information i relative to the
hours* worked by ; the" retail clerks , in
the; large 'department stores on jSatiir
dayj%. and have 'called upon' Brother^ Al
fred," W. r Finch,' president of local v No.
168,^- for all possible information bear-
The Store With a Reputation. VAN NESS and SUTTER J
Qlimmor QllLc n © ffe ri«s of notable Interest \% placed before
JuilHllu Jllnj yon today. Summer silk« irhleh under ordinary
.^rj-T-At— ' •> i v conditions , would brlnsr 50c and 73c Trill- be;
- v V^/T> shown at our silk . counters at the Tery, low
'•lr-^*H£jLi~ : fi?mro of 39c a yard. In the line will be found
g JwU^vf*™*ty all oar best JAPANESE HABUTAT Wash Silks,
T. V.. . J"""" '- • in dainty checks plaids and stripes, white
grounds : irith Light Blue, '- Pink, Layendcr, Black and >'aTy. GUAR- ••
ANTEED TO-WASH. Also all of our PUBE SILK FOULARDS. Don't
forget that THESE SLLKS SELL REGULABLY UP TO 75c: A. YARD.
Specially, priced>at
. 39c a Yard
Pnaii rfft fl/irno This Is onr regular dollar qnality Fean de j
I CdU UK tygllC Cygne. We offer it to yon for "oc a yard, which
__ At is hmer than present market conditions war-^
rant. There Is an excellent color assortment
{^^(P/pf shown, Including Light Bine, Pini, Rose, >*IIe»
f^rmanicSfiicn/ LaTender,Gray, Xaty, Brown, White and Black.
4t/r c=---to»*^ Yon take yonr choice at a quarter off, that is '
75c a Yard
WalLmfT QLirfc Made In JTary, \u25a0\u25a0• i ßro_wn and Black Alpaca and
YTulmll^ unllla '\u25a0 Panama, as well as in striped and checked mix--
'>—A.i~ •\u25a0\u25a0 tures, full pleated. These skirts haie been re-
garded as good xalue at $6\oo each. We place
''[/fy Q*/P ' * nem on saJe » as an attractfte midweek specbl, at
*^^S^:s3.?s Eacii '
VVflsh fifindc Fancy figured Lawns, in dainty floral designs.
TTuairyUUUd ;AH of, this season's styles. A nice assortment -
—^*— \u25a0 of colorings and patterns from which to make
V^iiQ/^ your selection.. Suitable, for ladles' dresses and
\fa£2££*vnlaz,\ "waists, and especially adapted for chHdren's
f J»f^ Bm /^^y ««v A 15c ratne offered by us to close at
. 10c a i ara
Rifllnor This Is our new, ImprOTed dWided Rldinsr Skirt.
IIIUIUg JMltt The improrement consists in the fact that IT
— At — . HAS >*0 BUTTONS-^a wonderful conTenlence.
t^^tP/jy It is made of gray or tan cotton coTert cloth.
. /(eifmanfcttltiCP l $3.50 each, on special sale Friday and
PillftW TfOv Floral, conventional and historical designs fig-
4.IIIUTT lU|I3 nre i n the new assortment of Tapestry Pillow
At Tops which we haTe just recelTCd. Ask to see
~ them in the Art Section of our establishment. *
Prices from 25c tO 50c Each
PMRDhfnPDViff A conducted by one of the
Cmtsk\UlUCK I V^AOP most competent teachers
of fancy work in San Francisco,' meets every morning at the
Newman <£ Lev inson Store. Lessons are ABSOLUTELY FREE—
provided, of course, that you purchase your embroidery supplies
here. JOIN NOW. <<
Ing 'upon'* this line." Locals In all cities
of 3^,0,000 or over are requested to/pro
cure "•\u25a0 all ' Information; available and
ref er : It \ direct to President Finch-
A plan which contemplates sup
planting-negro pjantatlon laborers of
Louisiana* with white immigrants Im
ported from by -the state has
been announced -.by Charles Schuler,
state commissioner of immigration and
agriculture.
The railroads centering In Chicago
are considering the advisability of; es
tablishing-an employment bureau to
secure a better grade of operating em
ployes. It is stated that the labor or
ganizations are opposed to such a bu
reau and declare t that it would amount
to a blacklist.
1720
is the year the house of "RuinarC the
producers of the gentleman's cham
pagne, was founded.. ••'
ELLIS ST. NEAR FILLSIOBE.
Absolutely- Class ' "A" Theater UulMlnc
MATINEE TODAT AND EVERY DAT.
PERFECT VAUDEVILLE
ANITA BARTLIXO, the Farncua Kuropesn Jug'
fler; JACK WILSON COMPANY: KOSE an.l
JEANNETTE: BERT and BERTHA GRANT;
BERNAR. Kins of Marionettes: Orpbemn Mo-
tion Pictures: last times of LALLA SELBINI;
ARMSTRONG ami CLARK; and of VIRGINIA
EARL and Company In "A Mlilnlstit Mistake."
PRICES— ETenlnKs. 10c. 23c. Sue. 73c; Box
Seats. $1. Matinees (except Sundays and holi-
days). 10c. 23t-. 50c. PHONE WEST 6OOOr
VAN NESS THEATER
-Van Ness and Groro — Pbone Market ZOO.
~ SEATS READY FOR SECOND WEEK.
THIS WEEK AND NEXT WEEK
MATINEES WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY.
CHARLES FROHMAN PRESENTS
ETHEL
BARRYMORE
In Her Greatest Success, the Fantastic Comedy.
CAPTAIN JINKS
r'y BY. CLYDE FITCH.
. Coming — EZR.I KEXDALL
jSMEFtICAN
I ;.\u25a0]\u25a0 TJrfZATFIE:
Market and Seventn Sts. Pbone Market 3SI.
San Franolßco'* Safest riiyhoume.
A TREMENDOUS SUCCESS.'
TONIGHT AND 'ALL THIS WEEK.
First tlm« In this city of Geo. R. White's Origi-
nal Prodnctloa of the Incomparable
Musical Comedy Success. -
MAM'SELLE 'AWKINS
>Wlth a Company of Forty Clew Performers.'
THE ONLY. MUSICAL SHOW IN TOWN, AND
' A REAL ONB AT THAT.
Special Summer Prices— 23c. 50c and 73c.
IWII THEATER:
== riLV/rii-riift id. wot <s&y
--\u25a0 \u25a0 'Absolutely Class •*A" Strnctnre.
\u25a0'L Corner Sotter aad Steiner Streeta.
BelasCO & Mayer. ...... .Owners and Manaeer*.
TOXIGHT, SATURDAY .UP SUXD.IT, 1
MR/ HERBERT KELCEY^and x '
MISS EFFCE SHANNON
Supported by the Alcaaar Stock Co.
. -in Their Great Snecewi, .-
Her Lord Master
MATINEES SATURDAY , T AXD SU.VDAV
Prices— Night. 25c to «: Matinee*. 25c. 3Ze, 50t-.
Next W«k Clyde Fitch*
• THE MOTH ASDTHE FI^AMK
CENTRAL THEMER
ERNEST n. HOWELJ^ Proprietor aad Manager.
/."\u25a0Market and" Bta'sts. ':" P&onetMaxket 77T..
TONIOHT AND ALL THS WEEK,
Her^chel Mayail
In the Spectacular Melodrama. .
The Great; Express
Robbery
i MATINEES" ON SATURDAY ] AND SUNDAY.
--\u25a0 -r.-.-r* :< . PRICES— I3c. 23c and 50c.
Next Week— THE JAMES BOYS IN MISSOURI.
Free Bna . Serrlce to and froaa Central Theater.
BASEBALL TODAYM" 3:30 \^\:
Recreation Park, Valencia at. bet. 14th
XAtlSth.'- Saai Frnaclneo vs. I'ortlnad .
'Reserved Seats at Ground* and H. HAKRI3 *
CO.'S,*- 1545 , Flllmore sc ' "/
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