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WlS!ie*« Tempera tnre 6P; I.OTrmt Saturday
Classified Advertising
Contain Reliable Information on All-
Your Wants — lt Means Money to You
Balkan League Plans Total Destruction of Ottoman Empire
30,000 Locomotive Drivers
> Partial Victors in Award
Announced by the
Union Which Presented De
mands in January to Get
Back Pay From May
the 30,000 locomotive engineers in their
controversy, lasting since January,
with the fifty-two railways operating-1
in the territory east of Chicago and j
north of Norfolk and Cincinnati, was
announced here today by the board of i
arbitration which investigated thej
The award, which dates back to May
3 and will stand for one year, settles |
the most important American labor i
dispute submitted to arbitration since
the anthracite coal strike in 1902.
Wage Commissions Urged
In Its report the board suggests the
creation of federal and state wage
commissions which shall exercise func
tions regarding labor, engaged upon j
public utilities, anal' to those ex
ercised with regard w> capital by the!
public service commissions already liij
ptence. The representative of the
on the board, P. H. Morrissey,
dissented from this suggestion.
Following are the more important of
the board's awards and the requests of
the engineers:
In passenger service, a minimum
wage was granted of $4.25 for 100 miles
or less; and an overtime rate of 50
cents per hour with an average speed
of 20 miles per hour. The engineers j
asked $4.40 and $4.60 per day of 100
miles, with an overtime rate of 70
cents per hour after five hours.
Rate for Freight Engineers
In through freight service, a mini
mum was granted of $4.75 per day of I
100 miles or less, with overtime pro |
rata after 10 hours. The engineers
requested rates of $0.2., $5.50 and
$'..75 per day of 100 miles and $7 for
' Mallett engines.
In local freight service, 25 cents
additional to the through freight rates
was granted. This met the full re
quest of the engineers.
In switching service, a minimum of
$4.10 per day of 10 hours or less was j
granted. The engineers asked $4.50
per day of 10 hours for belt line serv- '
All existing rates higher than the
minimum granted by the board are
continued in force.
Strikes Concern Public
The board points out that a railroad
<■ ike for the great centers of the
United States can no longer be con
eldered as a matter which primarily
affects the railroad operators and em
ployers. While it does affect them
seriously the public is far more deeply
A'-oountnnts—Certified Public W
Agents Wanted ljj
Amusements J
Andrews, Jeweler *
Apartments "• **
Architects > l
Astrology 10
Attorneys ''
Auctions 12
Automobiles ~ J"
Baby Carriages '}
Barbers and Supplies »•'
Berkeley Rooms to let 1'
. Board for Children '-
». Burlingame Real Estate J^
Business Chances ••• J2
Business I }°
Business Personal* '0
Buttons and Pleating ln
Carpet Cleaning 10
Catarrh and Deafness W
Children's Chairw H
City n<?a] Estate ,\'
ruirvoyants - .....10
Columbia Puonograpli Company J
•asps to Let W
Wanted ll
Country Real Estate \\
I>*-cfncos and Catarrh 10
Deotlsts 10
Dog and Cat Hospitals 5 0
Doll Carriages J J
Dress Making 10
Rducatinnal 10
Elder. Paul 2
Employment Offices '«
Employment Wanted (Female) 30
Employment Wanted (Male). • 10
Female Help Wanted 10
Files Recut 11
Finimcial 1213
Flats for Rale (Furnished} U
Flats to Let 11
Flats to Let (Furnished) - H
For Sale—Miscellane>«js •••• 10-11
Frnitvale Real Eetato 11
Furnished Apsrtmtnts 12
Furniture for Sale 11
Pure 10
Gee and Electric Appliance Company 14
4peu. Julius S 12
•".oldberg, Bowea & Co ••« 14
Hair Goods 10
Hay for Sale 11
Horsi s>, Harness, Wagons 11
Hotels 31
_ Bouses to Ijot (Lnfurnislicd) Hi
"An Independent Newspaper , *
Woman Says She Will Hound
to Prison Man She Accuses
of Ruining Four Brides \
Special Dispatch to The Call
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 24.—Mabel E.
Lee, 18 years old, six days married, now
refuses to become reconciled to her 50
year old husband, S. D. Lee. He claims
Salt Lake as his home and is wealthy.
The couple were married in Stockton
November 13.
Because he beat his bride t Lee was
fined and sentenced to serve 25 days in
jail in Stockton.
Bertha Beckman, who declared that
she was married to Lee In Salt Lake
City March 28, deserting him two hours
after the ceremony, now living with her
sister here, said tonight that she in
tended to hound Lee to the peniten
"He has ruined four child brides," she
said. "One of his wives is still living
in Chicago, a second died mysteriously
and involved him with the police. I
shall use all the money I got from him
as a boomerang in the hands of a
nemesis. He laid the foundation of his
fortune by smuggling diamonds from
Charities Investigator Reports
Jersey Folk S&ap Mates
and Sell Children
Special Dispatch to The Call
TRENTON. N. J.. Nov. 24.—A report
charging persons in the pine section of
New Jersey wijh exchanging wives and
selltng- babies for small sums lies on
Gov*rn->r Wilson's desk. The report
was prepared by Miss Elisabeth Kite,
investigator for tho state department of
charities arid corrections.
Lhtv Urged to Prevent Aliens Amsuiu
in« Cognomen of Bay State's
Beet Folk
Special Dispatch to The Call
BOSTON, Nov. 24.—Bay state persons
with family trees are aroused over the
custom of some foreigners who entered
business of abandoning their own cum
bersome names and adopting those of
some of the state's proudest old fami
That this will eventually have to be
guarded against by law is the opinion ;
of J. Calder Gordon, secretary of the
Scottish Historical Society of North
Such names gracing store windows
as "John Lowell, fruit peddler";
"Charles Elliott, junk dealer," and
"William Peabody, pawnbroker," have
made local society throw up its arms
in dismay.
Clean Langrnage League to I rgt Law
Barring Profanity
Special Dispatch to The C'ail
CHICAGO. Nov. 24.— The Clean Lan
guage of America league at a meeting
tonight launched a nation wide cam
paign to obtain laws preventing the
use of profane and obscene language
In public places, public singing of
ribald songs and disorderly conduct
Houses Wanted (Unfurnished) li
information Bureau jj
Information Wanted ...;........ 10
Inserts Exterminated 10
iDTalid Chairs .J '" 10
and Official '.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.". 12
Lodging Houses for Sale . " 12
LofU Wanted w
Lout and Found jo
J Lumber for Sale \[ jj
Male Help Wanted ', jq
Maternity Homes '.'.'. * jq
Matrimonial ', " 10
I Meetings—Lodges ............''' 10
Miscellaneous Wants '.'.." "]1
Money to Loan !!.!!"!.'! " 12
Money Wanted **' " y^
M<mej- Wanted—Heal Estate ...........'..' 12
Musical Instruments ~,i'.... 10
Natban-Dohrmann Co \" '" 7
Notary Public ...V.*. .'.*..".".." 10
Oakland House* to Let < tnfnrnisbed)....". 11
Oakland Real Estßte \\
Offices and Stores to Let ;".".".".'.'.'. 11
Patent Attorneys .'.."..".'. .",*.*] jo
pensions !.!!!!!!!! 10
Personals * *- '- * jq
Physical Culture ".*.*.".*.* *"" "j 0
Physicians " ' jo
I Poultry end H»e Stock ...»»i " 11
I Railroad Time Tables ' " jjj
Real Estate to Exchange «,.*I2! 11
Regal Shoe Company g
Redwood City Real Estate. " '* 11
Richmond Real Estate " jj
Rooms and Board Offered !!!'.'!"!" 12
Room* for Housekeeping; '.'..'..'. 12
Booms to L"t (furnished and unfurnished." 11
Salesmen and Solicitors iq
Sanborn. Vail & Co 14
Ran Mnteo RpaJ Butate
Santa Crue Real Estate '"* jj
Sewiiijt MacbLnes '......'. io
j<ometbing for Something—To Exchange."!.'.'! 11
Sonoma County Lands j|
Spiritualism [ jq
Stammering ~.!.. 10
Steamships 13
Storage and Movtnjt %'ans 10
Sonnet Magazine 2
Tait'e 14
To Lease v
Tru«»e« jo
Typewriters and Supplies 10
Window Shades ]j
Wolf Ed. Co II
Wood Buckets xi
Hunters From California and
Nevada Eat, Drink and
Are Merry as Capital's
Auto Races, Restricted to
Machines 10 Years Old,
Feature of Farce
Special Dispatch to The Call
SACRAMENTO, Nov. 24. —Four thou
sand sportsmen from all parts of
California and Nevada gathered ir
Sacramento today and perpetuatec
the word goose. Seated about
eight prettily decorated tables in
the main administration building
at the Agricultural park, 4,000 ate,
drank and made merry from 1 o'clock
to 4, and helped make the first "big
goose stew" such a success that it will
doubtlessly be made an annual event
It was a great carnival of fun. For
mality was thrust aside. Everybody
was there to have a good time, and no
body departed unsatisfied. Introduc
tions were not necessary; wealthy
bankers of the state and dignified fed
eral and state officials rubbed elbows
with the sportsman from the country
and emphasized their sociability with a
hearty slap on the back.
Sacramento was tfa« host of th«-#*y r
and the "hospitality shown completely
captivated the visitors. Everything was
free and there was plenty for all.
Old Autos in Race
The visitor who attempted to spend
his money was yanked off his feet and
carried by a "medical staff" to the
emergency hospital, where learned
alienists examined him for "dementia
Sacramento" and administered a pre
scription that always resulted in a
There were other features to the
gathering besides tho feasting side, but
"goose stew" was the watchword. The
appetites of the sportsmen were whet
ted by burlesque races on the race
track during the morning and with a
blue rock shoot. Automobile races, the
entries to which were restricted to ma
chines more than 10 years old, were
held, and slow time records hung up.
It was evident an hour before the
stew feast was commenced that de-
spite the elaborate arrangements made
for handling an enormous crowd there
would not be room enough for all to
sit down to the table at once, so the
hundreds of Sacramentans, wearing
their green host badges, gallantly gave
way to the visitors with their red guest
It was an Imposing , sight to see
2,000 men gathered about long tables
and the floral and bunting decorations
ture. A stringed orchestra of 40
pieces struck up an entrancing ragtime
piece as tho guests marched to their
numbered places at the tables. When
they had been seated Judge John C.
March delivered the address of ■wel
come. Then a chorus of pretty show
girls appeared In the company which
staged "Schnitzel Bunk," and soon had
sportsmen Joining them In the chorus
of the popular pieces which had been
parodlzed to fit the "goose stew."
Dancing Maids Hit of Day
A high class vaudeville show -was
put on during the foast. A pair of
dainty misses produced some dances
which were the hit cf the afternoon.
Twelve rounds of boxing was furnished
in three and four round bouts as an
added attraction.
The stage managers were C. J. Chenu,
Ed Cox, E. J. Kay, Alex Kaiser, John
E. Sullivan and Arthur Delano.
Fifteen hundred wild geese and 200
turkeys were stewed under the direc
tion of liucien Faure and W. O. Thomas.
The menu consisted of combination
salad, roast turkey, roast meats, olives,
celery, sandwiches, goose stew, fruits
and cigars. When the first 2,000 sports
men had dined the tables were act
again for the last crowd.
Sportsmen returned home on a dozen
special excursions tonight. Special
trains were run from Napa, Stockton,
Chico, Marysville, Auburn, Woodland,
Newcastle, Grass Valley, Gridley and
Loomls, and many of the delegations
were accompanied by brass bands. Be
sides these, hundreds came from the
bay region to partake of the hospital
ity of Sacramento sportsmen.
Four hours were spent at the blue
rock shoot, 120 participating. Three
strings were shot oft*—one of 20 birds
and the other two of 15 each. Barney
Worthen, who was master of cere-
Continued on Pace 2, Column 6
Monarchs n>ho compose the Balkan league. Reading from left to right is King Ceorge of Greece, King Nicholas
of Montenegro, King Peter of Servia and King Ferdinand of Bulgaria. Birdseyc view of the operations at present lime.
Second Which Has
Aged Senator's Happiness
at Stake, Is Set
Special Dispatch to The Call
COLUMBIA, S. C, Nov. 24.—An ac
tion at law, which has as Its stake the
happiness of Senator Benjamin R.
Tlllman, has been set on the court
docket by Chief Justice Grey here for
Tuesday. The case Is remarkable be
cause the aged senator, In the bill of
particulars filed with the court, has
admitted that his son has been a
drunkard, though he asserts he is now
The suit is for the custody of the
senator's two 'grandchildren, the off
spring of his eon and his daughter In
law, formerly Lucy Dugas, grand
daughter of former Governor Pickens
of South Carolina. The little ones are
in the custody of their mother, who
is said to be contemplating their re
moval from the state.
This will be the second attempt of
the aged statesman to get the children.
On the first occasion the court decided
that the mother was better able to
rear the children because of the
father's weakness for liquor, as testi
fied to by the young wife.
The senator on that occasion wrote
into a petition, which he submitted to
the court, a pitiful appeal.
"We love them," he wrote in the
midst of the formal legal paper. "Wβ
love them dearly and we will care for
them dearly."
Despite all Senator Tillman'a per
sonal popularity and influence, the
court decided In favor of Mrs. Tlllman
Jr., holding as just .her allegations to
the effect that young Tillman was a
drunkard and was unable to support
their children.
teidentified Victim la Stockton Be
lieved to Have Killed Self
STOCKTON, Nov. 24.—The body of
a well dressed man, about 45 years
old, .was found In Stockton channel
today. The finding of a -iat and coat
near by, believed to have belonged to
the dead man, Indicated that he had
taken his own Ufe. No marks of iden
tification, were found.
"All the News All the Time" ]
Hundreds in Spanish Film
Show Jam Exits When
False Alarm Sounds
BILBAO, Spain, Nov. 24.—A terrible
panic was caused in Bilbao this after
noon by the cry of "Fire!" at a moving
picture chow. About 50 children end
others were»killed. Only one woman,
up to a late hour tonight, had been
found among the dead. The number of
injured is not known, as most of them
were taken home by friends.
The scene of the accident is a large
circus, which had been converted Into
a continuous cinematograph show. Aβ
the price of admission was only 2 cents,
the building was crowded, for the most
part with women and children.
The operator of the machine lost his
nerve when a film ignited and screamed
"Fire!" Hβ was able to extinguish the
flames himself, but the effect of his
cry upon the spectators was instan
Almost every one within the build
ing sprang up. Police and attendants
were swept away by the surging mass
which sought to find a way to the exit.
Scores were knocked down and tram
pled upon and many were crushed to
death In the passages from the galler
ies and to the streets.
The disaster caused frenzied crowds
to gather outside the building and the
authorities had great trouble In carry
ing on the rescue work and extricating
the dead and injured.
The manager and other employee
were arrested and are held pending an
Zoo Parrot Shovre Poor Gratitude for
Gifts of Peanut*
H. Jones of 1224 Sixth street, Oak
land, suffered the amputation of a
portion of the index finger of the left
hand as the result of an interview
with a parrot In Golden Gate park
yesterday afternoon. Jones purchased
a bag of peanuts, made his way to the
aviary and spent several minutes in
front of the parrot section offering
peanuts to the birds. One of them
closed on his finger with such force
as to crush the bone. At the Park
emergency hospital it was found neces
sary to amputate a joint of the finger.
fair; not «o warm, Hub* north wln«f.
For detail* of the Weather nee Page 13.
San Francisco Has
-"The People of San Francisco Appreciate
"The Paper of Authority"
CONSTANTINOPLE, Nov. 24. — Kiamil
Pasha, the grand vizier, complaining today of Europe's
indifference to Turkey's fate, said:
"Ii should not be forgotten that Russia is behind
the Balkan league, which, in fact, has been engineered
by Russia.
"It will not be long before Europe feels the conse
quences of its policy, as a strong Turkey is necessary for
European peace."
Burleson's Fund Bill "Rider"
Gives Them Job and $17,
--500 Salary
Special Dispatch to The Call
"WASHINGTON, Nov. 24.—Presidents
of the United States, upon the expira
tion of their terms of office, will be
come representatives at large of the
people, with a seat In the house and
an annual salary of $17,500 as long aa
they live, If a provision prepared for
the legislative, executive and Judicial
appropriation bill by Representative
Burleson of Texas receives the ap
proval of the house and senate.
Burleson is second man on the house
appropriation committee. The fact that
he Intends to insert the presidential
in one of the regular appropriation
bills ac a "rider ,, indicates that it is
, certain to meet approval.
The clause which Burleson will In
sert in the legislative, executive and
judicial bill reads:
"Hereafter every ex-president of the
United States shall, during his life, be
held and regarded as a representative
at large of the people of the United
States, and shall be entitled to the priv
ileges of the floor of the house of rep
resentatives, with all the rights of
members save that of voting, and shall
receive for his services an annual sal
ary of 117,500, provided that no obliga
tion to serve on committees of the
Upuse shall be imposed on such repre
Burleson Is opposed to straight pen
sions, but believes that any man who
has served his country as president
should not be compelled to engage in
business or professional work which
might compromise their dignity and the
dignity of the nation.
Two OfllciiiUi of Great Northern Are
Planed Under Auto
ST. PAUL, Nov. 24.—5. B. Plechner,
purchasing agent, and Howard James,
director of purchases of the Great
Northern railroad, were killed in
stantly when their automobile turned
over on a steep grade about eight
miles north of here late today. Both
were pinned under the machine and
were dead when it was removed.
Troops Are Being RusheH
to Important Strategic Po
sitions, While King Ferdi
nand Gains Consent of His
Allies to Carry Struggle
Into Asia Minor to Lib
-1 crate Armenian Christians
and Dismember Domains
of the Despotic Ruler
Young Turks Are Planning
Revolt in Stamboul, and
Sublime Porte Fears That
Sultan May Lose Both
His Crown and Life Be
fore Peace Can Be Made
With His Conquerors and
Order Restored Among
the Truculent Subjects
Special Cable to The Call
LONDON, Nov. 24.—Tomorrow is
likely to decide the question of peace
or war in Europe. Tonight the situa
tion is worse than it was yesterday.
Then Austria, Germany and Russia
kept outward appearances of a pacific
attitude. Today the mask was flung
Troops are being rushed to impor
tant strategic positions and transport
cars, such as never before were used
for armies, are held in readiness to be
put at the service of the three govern
ments at a moment's notice.
The French "peace" premier, M.
Poincaire, has been compelled as a
matter of national safeguard to ap
prove similar precautions within the
republic. But France, already being
well prepared, \% not precipitating a
clash by adding a single company to
the troops now stationed on the Ger
man frontier.
Unless the Turkish government con
cedes the revised demands of the
Balkan allies, the sultan may lose his
Original London & Cairo
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