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THE SUN, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1916.
nlll he no band's In line. A few banner
tn.iy lie carried. Hut It will be a demon
stration uhen In silence inerely to prove
llic slicugth of tho street railways
ritlke.
"Wc ctmrintfs absolute pence una
inlet, nnd we havo on doubt that Mayor
(Mltchel will Issue to us the necessary
parade permit. The line of march will
e from Fifth avenue and Eighty-sixth
treet to Union Square, the column be
ginning to more about 11 A. M."
V Mr. Krayne was 'asked If any strikes I
in sympathy with the carmen had oc
1irred during the day. Its said no.
3lo had heard that the drivers of the
Jlufus Darrow brickyards and of the
Kmplre brick works that hnul sand to
the Interborough power houses were
voluntarily on strike. Only twenty men
were concerned, but there was a flurry
of trouble and police reserves were
called to quiet some disorderly persons.
Believing that tho public would be In
terested In the procedure following the
general strike recommendation, he ex
plained that procedure, saying that the
.recommendation will be considered at
the called meetings of the various fed
erated bodies, which will endorse or re
ject It
Aclloa Jfeat Friday Msrhl.
The most Important of all. the Central
Federated Union, meets on Friday night
nt 8 o'clock. The llrooklyn Central La
bor Union will meet next Thursday If
tho recommendation ls approved It will
bo handed down n tho nthilnted local
so that their members can vote on the Ing to crush out unionism," and explains
(Proposition. The voting will take place that 'he company has actually encour
on Saturday or Sunday, and the lineup "Red and fostered the formation of a
'should bo known therefore by Monday, union to be entirely controlled by the
Mr. Frayne was very careful to Insist rnn themselves so that they could get
that there Is no question of a strike ,lie advantages of collective bargaining
being "ordered" by the Continental Hotel without expense to themselves. He points
leaders, but that the decision Is left to u that tho company got along well
the men themselves. He represents the lth this union until an outside organl-
rmen. however, as boiling with strike Cn-iiatlon, the Amalgamated, Interfered and
thuslasm. sought to Impose Its will upon the com-
"Our great difficulty to-day," he sald,Pan' nl to supplant the existing union
"has been to hold them back." I "gainst the desire of the men themselves.
"There must bo some of theso unions "We are not fighting unionism." he
that bave stralghtfordwafO oagreements ndl"- "wc nr y Protecting our em
with their employers or that have always I'loyees In their right to work and tho
'been fairly treated. Aro you calling PJHc In Its right to ride."
'these out alsor ho was asked. 5,r- Shouts declared no strike could
"I havo told you." ho replied, "that deprive. Ills company of coal. He In
the mater Is left to the men themselves." . "ts the strike Is beaten and that the
"Won't many of the unions have to
obtain permluslon from their national
oodlesr
"I suppose that Is true yes, It Is
true,'1 he said.
"Are the officers of national bodies
coming to New York to take part In
this conference or ndvlse In any way
with your committee 7"
. "No such word has rnme to me." said
Mr. Frayne, "and I think I would havoj
snown sdoui it it tno teaacrs were
coming."
"Why has not Mr. (tampers taken a
ntere direct part In these conferences
and why has he omitted so far to In
dicate his definite approval of the sym
pathy strike recommendation?"
"Can't you leave Mr. Uompers out of
It?" countered Krayne. "Let him talk
for himself. I advise you newspap;r
men to drop reference to this Compere
matter."
"How many men do you expect actu
ally to join In n sympathy strike?'
. "That Is dlftlcult to answer. I should
say easily from 60,000 to 70.000.''
"Then there will not be from 700.000
to 800,000 In the proposed demonstra
tion?" r - I'alous la Flaaaelal Streaa-tk.
"No, and there has been no statement
to' that effect from anybody uuthorlxcd to
talk for the unions," said Mr, Frayne
sharply.
He amplified his comment on to the re
stricted extent of the sympathy strike,
saying that It was tho purpose to call
out only those trades upon which the
transit lines depend for fuel, comple
mentary labor, equipment, Ac.
Wo aro In fine shape financially to
mako a long fight," he continued. "None
of our people will go hungry. We can
, match the street railway Interests. Union
labor generally will give us financial aid.
The United Hebrew Trades are repre
sented In our meetings and have prom
ised all necessary assistance. We have
friends everywhere."
He was asked to appraise the strength
f the carmen's strike. He said It was
going along splendidly, developing
strength dally and that tho situation
never had been better.
"We havo not only put the surface
lines about out of business, but In addi
tion, are rapidly crippling the subway
and elevated," he said. "At one of our
meetings to-day. In the Lyceum, nt Third
avenuo and Eighty-sixth street, there
were betven S00 and COO of the Interbor
flugh motormcn. That means between
f0O and 600 trains out of commission.
'Furthermore, the continued running of
the subway does not mean we will be de
feated. Wo do not concede that at all."
Doubts Hcport About II. It. T. Men.
There has been a report that the
Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company was
allowing many of their motormcn thirty
day leaves of absence so that they could
cross the Kant Itlver and go to work for
Mr. Bbonta on the Interborough. Frayne
said ha doubted the truth of that, having
had no report of It and being inclined to
think that the 11. It. T. needed all of Its
men.
The Continental Hotel confovees will
continue their sessions dally and will
meet to-day at 2 1'. M.
Borne measure of the attitude of the
unions affected by the sympathy strike
recommendation was obtained from the
leaders. Chairman John T. Hlley of the
.International Loneshorcmcn nnnounced
that 1,800 coal bargemen of the Tide
water Boatmen's Association will stop
handling coal to-day coal billed to the
transit systems' power houses. Tho long
shoremen's unions generally will voto to
day on the general ktrlke call. The vote
Hill be announced to-night or to-morrow.
' About 8,000 of thesa workmen will be
affected, according tu labor estimates.
The attitude of the loiiKshoremen la rep
resented to be in accordance with the
vjew taken by the other unions "that
the life of all organized labor In New
Tork Is at stake and that It is the duty
oC all to tight."
Hebrew Trades to Cooperate.
Assistant Secretary Morris Felnstone
of the United Hebrew Trades, numbering
'.'00.000 persons, nnnounced that the
1J. H. T. would uct with the other unions
teadv to fall In line If the situation do
ntanded and ready to Join a general
strike If one Is ordered.
W. Flanagan, secretary of the Eccen
tric Firemen, said a special meeting of
his union had been called to act on the
recommendation. Coroner Tim Healy,
president of the International mother
hood of Stationary Firemen, did not have
much success In crippling the Inter
borough power houses. Moro than half
the firemen aro non-union and even the
unlgn men shrank from striking be?aue
they knew that firemen's Jobs are easily
- filled. '
James P, Holland, president of the
)ew Tork State Federation of Labor,
was In Newark yesterday with Mr. fjom-
pcrs attenning tne convention or station
rtry engineers. It was stated that hejgerald Issued a typewritten mcmoran
should request tho International union to ,um n which he Itemized payments
order the engineers of the power houses , made by Iho Interborough to J. P. Mor-
i go on strike.
Teamsters Jlrsdy to Quit.
'I Chairman Michael Cash el of the New
York District f'ouncll of tho Interna
tional Ilrotherhood of Teamsters- In
formed the Continental Hotel conference
that 40,000 teamsters are ready to help
tjie striking rannen with "financial and
moral support.
j Organizers were sent to Staten Island
to attempt to align the carmen there in
Ipe strike. There wero rumors that Fits
irald' aids ure going lo try once moro
If make trouble for the 11. It. T. The air
was full of threats and, of projected
walkouts.
Mr. Fitzgerald, for the Amalgamated,
QUR booklet giving
the experience of
a large number of local
"Spencer Heater"
owners will surprise
you. We know of no
etter way to convince
you of "Spencer" econ
omies and satisfactory
even heat.
NPKNCKR HKATER CO.,
N. V. Office, 101 Park Ave.
(21)
Issued a long statement renewing the
charge that the strike was forced upon
the carmen by the bad faith of the com
pany officials, and that tho "master and
servant" contracts represented a delib
erate plan to defeat the working agree
ment made and to kill unionism In this
city, lie Insisted that the city would
have to bear he cost of the strike.
Now Statement by Shoals.
The standpoint of the employers was
expressed by Mr. Shonts In a long state
ment sent to the newspapers last night.
Let no one be misled." he says, "by
the charge that the Interborough Is Irv
vast majority of the Interhorough'a'rm
ployces have remained and will remain
loyal.
"What we are aiming at Is to Insure
the long haul," he said. "We are trying
to get people from -up town to their places
of work down town and back again. We
are gaining dally without the use of a
single strike breaker on the surface lines.
The new men In the Interborough are
rapidly becoming veterans. We fear one
thing only Intimidation, and the reward
of 1200 for conviction In each offenea re
mains In effect. The Amalgamated rame
hero to work the same game that the
railway brotherhoods worked. If they
succeed they will enjoy the same profits."
Col. Timothy S. Williams, president of
the llrooklyn Rapid Transit Company,
felt sure the It. It. T. could retain the
confidence of Its men. Of the strike or
ganizers he snld:
"Our men have no use for them. They
tried to make trouble over here last
month. Since then they have not both
ered us."
Strike tWIIIir 8,800 rollcrmea.
Chief Inspector Sehmlttberncr reviewed
the pollco situation. Ho said that 5,800
patrolmen were now on strike duty In
Manhattan and The Bronx and that they
were maintaining good order very gen
erally. What was more, they would
continue to keep the pence or some very
troublesomo heads would bo broken.
He expected that the longshoremen
would Join the strike sooner or later
and added that the police were prepared
to deal with thut situation. The mounted
men of the department will be mobilized
In Manhattan If nceessury, and the
recreation piers will likely be used as
concentration points. Water fronr- pa
trols will be established.
WESTCHESTER HIT HARD
Thousands Walk and Steam Lines
Are Or rat I,- Cona-Vsted.
WittTB Plains, N. Y Sept. 11. The
strike on all the trolley lines In West
chester county, except the Tarrytown,
White Plalns.and Mamaroncck ITIectrlc
System, which Is a branch of the New
York and Stamford trolley toad, owned
by the New Haven Railroad Company,
caused considerable discomfort to-day.
Jurors and witnesses were prevented
from reaching tho White Plains Court
House unless they hired automobiles.
Tho cars on the Tarrytown, White
Plains lines were running on schedule
time, but it was reported the other
unions might force the men to go out, J
desplm the fact that the men have a ,
two years agreement with tho company
not to strike.
Tho White Plains cars run as far as
the dividing line between Iironxvllle and
Mount Vernon and then passengers have
to foot It to Mount Vernon, three miles
away.
The New York and Stamford com.
pany la running cars as far as New
Uochelle and then passengers have to
biro Jitney buses to get around tho city (
or go to the railroad station, as the ,
union company ana me weiicnesicr
Electric Company, whoso emploees are
now on strike, own the tracks there.
Three Towns Have No Service.
In New Uochelle. Mount Vernon nnd
Yonkers everything Is at a standstill.
T.i Mnitnl Vrnnn nnmmnlAr. nn fhjiat.r
Hill, ' ' have been luiifir the local line i
to n.i. i tin- main railroad station, had '
to walk unless they hired taxlcabs and
tbehe were at a premium. Some of the 1
old cabbies brought out all kinds of
rigs from "seagoing hacks," which had
not seen service for twenty years, to
old fashioned barouche.
The New York, Westchester anil Dos
ton Railroad Company and the Harlem
ltallwad wero swamped with passengers,
especially from Mount Vernon through
The Hronx to (Irand Central Terminal.
Tho Harlem added fifty extra trains
and In order to havo enough conductors,
clerks from the New York Central
dlllcea were appointed assistant conduc
tors. Hctwcen Woodlawn and Mott Haven
more than 10,000 persona gathered on
u,c platforms during the early morning
hours and there were football rushes to
get seats. Most of tho Harlem electric
trains consisted of ten cars and they
were crowded to the platforms.
INTERBORO IS ACCUSED.
Fltsicrralil Says It Paid J. P. Mor
Kan A Co. llllO.OOO.OOO.
William II. Fitzgerald, who is direct
ing the carmen's strike, issued a new
Mntcment last night. He said:
"I am perfectly satisfied with the
general situation. Recruits aro coming
In all the time. There wero 10J enroll
ments to-day."
i HYil ow nir in a oral statement Fits-
cran & Co, In n few years,
He said that approximately $10,000,
000 went from the public to Mr. Mor
gan, his associates and agents as one
result of the subway deal.
Pepper Throwers Recaptured,
William llowes of 445 West Forty
first street and Charles Wally of 229
i'st Hlxtv-llrst street, who rncan.nl from
the West Hide arlson rlunday night after
throwing red pepper In the eyes of a
keeper, were -.iplurctl and urralgncd In
Hie West "'ldi -uii yesterday n.nl held
In 15,000 bull each for trial on n charge
nf felonious assault. The other two men.
who escaped, Harold Fredericks and
Frederick Herman, are still at large.
STRIKEBREAKERS
ACCUSE INTERBORO
Ten Testify of Peonage Before
Mayor and Public Ser
vice Commission. .
ALL flEATEN BY GUNMEN
Lured Here, They Say, by
. False Promises, and Im
prisoned in Car Barn.
Imprisonment, harsh treatment, short
rations and intimidation with weapons
have been the means of keeping the
strikebreaking forces of the Interborough
and New Tork Railways Intact, It was
charged yesterday by ten "finks," or
strikebreakers, who gave testimony be
fore Mayor Mltchel and the Public Ser
vice Commission. This condition of
peonage has been In effect ever since the
start of the strike, the men alleged, nnd
policemen not only have failed to stop
the roughness of the methods, but have
contributed a few fine touches of their
own.
Ten men, unkempt, uncouth of speech
typical industrial soldiers of fortune
recited their woes. Most of them said
they had been tempted to New York with
a $.1 dally wage offer. When they got
here, they said, they found tlrey com
manded only 3 or $1. They were
mulcted further, they asserted, by
crooked gamblers who they said were In
league with the strikebreaking con
tractors. From their stories the barns of the In
terborough and the Railways company
are crowded with gunmen and other
vicious types whose main employment
seems to be the subjection of the re
bellious non-unlonlrts.
Mayor Orders Investigation.
These emergency men have been
housed In quarters devoid of comfort and
sanitation, they said. Bo graphic were
tho recitals of several of the strike
breakers that Mayor Mltchel ordered an
Immediate Investigation. In order that
these men who deserted through sub
terfuge. they said could get their money
for the week's time since their arrival
tho Mayor gave them the protection of a
policeman to the strikebreaking con
tractor's office.
L. R. Dunham, Deputy Police Com
mlssloner. Inuulred Into the situation.
He said he had satisfied hlmelf the men
are not prisoners In the police sense of
the word, If necessary, he said, they
rould desert their trains or" cars at any
place they wished. Men In the barns,
however, he reported to the Mayor, re
quire a pass to leavo their headquarters.
The plight of the men was called to
the attention of the Mayor and Oscar 8.
Straus, chairman of the commission.
Just as they were about to begin their
hearings yesterday. At the Mayor's re
quest tney were put on the stand.
"I nm much Interested In this." he
said. "I want to know whether men arc
being Imprisoned. We have plenty of
police to take care of such a condition If
It exists."
Offered Job at f .1 a Day.
Merlon Wyatt. who gave lils address
as Chicago, said he had been hired in
that city on September 5 by an agent of
Derghoff Uros. & Waddell. After his
arrival here he was quartered In the
barn at Fiftieth street and Scentli ave
nue. "I was told In Chicago 1 would be
given a Job as motorman with Jj a day.
I never have been a mbtorman, but I
have worked on railroads and know air
mid signals. About tlfty miles out of
New York Dick Dlnneen got on the train
and passed out contracts for t4 a day.
I told him I had been promised )S. He
said:
"'You nre In New York now. Take
that or nothing,' so I took the contract.
"Yesterday we were brought to the
179th street barn. We got a handful of
hash eachand a little potato. We all
got up und rebelled. We quit. We said,
'We won't stand for this kind of eating.'
and started for the door. Wo told them
we wero going down to 120 Liberty
street and the strong arm men started
to plugging. I got It In the Jaw and
two or three others got knocked cold.
They had rods and guns, pieces of pipe.
One fellow had a piece of rubber I
don't know what was In it."
He escaped, he said, by pretending
Illness.
Sixteen Kept .100 From Qnlttlnsr.
"I told them I wanted to go out and
get some medicine. I thought that would
be the easiest way. The boss says, 'No
body goes out of this place.' I said,
'What Is this? A prison? He said.
'You will think It Is worse than a prison,'
and he had two officers behind him.
'Now listen,' this man Carson said, 'I
will rlean you up one nt a time If you
stait anything or I will clenn up the
whole bunch,' He knew we had no
weapons. The sixteen insn kept 300 from
quitting."
Wyatt said none of the other men who
came on from Chicago had any more
knowledge of the work of a motorman
than he.
Kdward F. Wilson of Brooklyn, who
said he actually Is III, had a hard time
persuading the strike breaking leaders.
When he quit he was manhandled at
the 179th street barn.
"I should think a man was a pris
oner," he explained, "If he was not al
lowed to go when he wanted. I was
kept In there twenty-four hours u day.
I should think that was a prison, so far
as anything I know about a prison."
Time permitted the questioning of only
one other of tho strike breakers, George
Drown, who has been a "fink ' for seven
years. He had observed many of the
Constant
crindinc of gears
puts enrs out of busi
ness, lo prevent it. use
Automobile
LUBRICANTS
The selected nmrihitc in the
?:rcase fills the irregularities
ound in even the smoothest
metal. It prevents metal-to-metal
contact. It stops grinding.
Atk ymmr dtmhr tr Ihm
fixen (.encariag marc
JOSEPH DIXON CRUCIBLE CO.
WX Jersey City, H.J.
ZCCCS. bulaa 1(27
guards In the barns who carried re
volvers. Refnsed to Wear'!. B. T. Valfaratsj.
"The strike breakers wero working
guards," he said. "The gunmen were
all Inside and doing the grilling, going
around and beating the fellows that
tried to (ret out."
"Did you see any of these gunmen on
the cars?"
"No, sir."
The men yesterday were ordered to
put on Interborough uniforms. One of
them, Nigger as he Is known on the
Bast Side, advised the men not to.
Brown was of these rebels. Without
warning he was hit In the back of the
neck with a belt. The gunmen, as he
called them, refuted to let any man
leave the barn.
"They had eight or nine men at the
entrance. If they tried to walk out a
man Just smashed them." ho told.
To put dewn the trouble eight or nine
men armed with blackjacks rame Into
the room. This subdued the rebellion.
He told of another fight that occurred
when one of the strike breakers found
a fellow dice player using crooked dice.
This was the usual thing, he explained.
The men did nothing else bujl gamble
and then spilt their profits with their
bosses, according to Brown's statement.
Union Leader In Tilt With Straas.
William H. Fitzgerald, the strike
leader, had a tilt In the morning with
Chairman Straus, He asked the chair
man to explain a statement In which he
was quoted as crltlsislng the men who
had voted the Third avenue strike.
Louis Frldger, counsel for the Amalga
mated, Injected himself Into tho argu
ment, but Mr. Ktrnus ruled them both
out of order. Subsequently the chair
man of the Public Hirvlcc Commission
denied the quotation and said ho had not
formed any conclusion on the merits of
tho controversy.
"I think I have some rights," Insisted
Fitzgerald. "The peoplo I represent
havo some rights. If wo are going to
submit to nn. Investigation nnd be pre
judged before the Investigation Is fin
ished I hardly bctlevo it is democracy
and falrncHs."
Fitzgerald Insists that a state of strike
does not exist on the Interborough.
'I never considered that the Inter
borough was on btrlke. I consider there
Is a state of lockout existing on the
Interborough, and 1 have tried to make
that clear through the press so that the
lieople will understand. ThTc was a
lockout declared mid the people are In
sympathy with thn men that are locked
out."
Haonts Ulned With Whltrldtjr.
He attributed the entile strike situ
ation to Frederick W, Whltrldgc's return
from Europe. In his testimony he salil
that secret channels of Information
brought hlin the news that the president
of the Third nvenuo dined with Shouts
at Sherry's. It was his conclusion that
there was a plan made to combat tho
union from the time Whltildge reached
home
Frldlger finished his statement of the
union's side for the purpose of
dealing the record. His whole presenta
tion required eight hours. In three In
stalments. With his testimony the Inquiry Into
the Interborough and New York Rail
ways strike was closed. Chairman
Straus and the Mayor conferred nnd
then the Public Service t'nmmlssloncts
went Into confeience. Their report
probably will be ready this morning
when the Commission meets at 11 o'clock.
79 FEWER TRAINS
IN SUBWAY SERYICE
Coittlnur,! from I'iral
iuii." he .said yesterday, "and mir ef
fort Is to f.1tlJfy'"lhe greatest number
of people going the longest distance. Wc
are making every possible oTort to keep
the subway and elevated trains running,
and we figure that If we ran get the
people rom uptown down to their work
and bark again We are supplying the es.
rentlal service. Once they are down town
they can circulate moie or less easily."
Hhonts pointed out that traltle on the
elevated and surface lines was heavier
on Saturday and Sunday than on the
corresponding period laht er.
The strikers, who bave asserted that
the Interborough Is shortening the length
of Its trains nn subway and elcvate-l
runs, now come out with the statement
that the company has drafted Its otlleH
workers In large --quads to take the
places of' ticket clio-ipem and station
agents. Lawyers, bookkeepers, uc
j countants and olllce bo s have been
Cilliru uiioil, ffiiiu lliu Firmer1-. omriitn
said yesterday that lie Is using only
$00 strike bieakcrs.
B.R.T. AIDING ' INTERBORO
llstra Motorrarn and Condactors
Now Strike llrrakers.
Scores of men of the Rrooklyn Rapid
Transit have found employment as
strike breakers with tho Interborough
nnd the New York Railways Company.
Their new employment brings with It
no permanent discharge from the llrook
lyn company : they are privileged to re
turn to tho It. H. T. at any time within
thirty days. This has bten done Uirnugh
leave of absence arrangement,
It Is not hard for the 11. R. T. to
spare soma of its men at this Juncture.
The fctilUo peril has not menaced It
at any tlmo since the Manhattan dis
turbances; Its organization of em
ployees embraces practically every
worker In the system. At this season
of the yeari too, with the resorts closing
nnd a general reduction of trallic set
ting In there aro many men who have
been granted their temporary release.
No secrecy Is wrapped around tho fact
that the men availing themselves of tho
leaves of absence are to work In Manhat
tan. The II. R. T. olllcials have put no
damper on tho Intention of the men get
ting the benefit of the double wages
that now prevail on the Manhattan lines,
The Manhattan lines are eager to get
as many of the B. R. T. men us can be
spared. They uro valuable not only for
their experience as trainmen but they
liavo th advantage, too, of knowing the
town. TlioKo who already havo found
employment nmotormen havo been put
on tho Interborough to keep that ser
vice up to full efllclency.
2D AVENUE LINE'S PLAN.
Will Appeal to Court It Strikers
Make a Hostile Move.
Charles K, Chalmers, attorney for the
Second Avenue Railway, which Is In the
hards of a receiver, John Heaver, an
nounced vestcrdav that the first hostile
1 move on the strikers' part would cause
him to apply to Justice Whltakcr of tho
Supreme t'ourt for relief.
When the receiver was first appointed
for tho Second Avenue road ail Injunc
tion wns Issued which prohibited any ono
encouraging the men to go on n strlko
save to hotter their own condition. Mr.
Chalmers declares that tho men of th
Second Avenue went out on a sympa
thetic strike and not to Improve their
own condition,
Mr, Beaver cannot dicker with the
men or grant any demands they may
make without the approval of tho court.
Jewish Mnpplles Passed.
Wasimnoton, Bept. 11. American Con
sul Clarrels ut Alexandria, ICgypt, cabled
the State Department to-day that per
inlbslon hud been granted for passage
through the allied blockade of medical
supplies (hipped by New York Jewish
societies on the cruiser Res Moines for
relief of sufferers In Jerusalem. The Des
Moines, now coaling at Rarcelona, Spain,
win sail snortiy lor jsna.
JITNEYS DO RUSHING
BUSINESS IN BRONX
less Than 15 Per Cent, of
Union Railway Cars Bun
in Morning Hours.
STEAM ItOADS HELP 01TT
New Haven and New York
Central Expresses Stop at
Local Stations. '
Residents of Bronx county bore the
brunt of the traction strike yesterday.
The morning congestion was the worst.
Thousands who in normal times make
the .downtown trip lit an hour or less
were from one to one nnd n half hours
late.
At 8 o'clock In the morning less than
10 per cent of the Union Railway's net
work of crosstown lines were In opera
tion. This percentage steadily decreased
during tho day, so thnt by nightfall rtot
a car was running on any of lis sur
face lines.
Owners of motor vehicles operated Jit
ney service at the principal transfer
points and terminals In the evening, and
both the subway and elevated lines dis
tributed the traffic better during the
rush hours.
Only the normal operation of subway
and elevated trains, with the assistance
of the New Haven and the New York
Central railroads, saved The Hronx yes
terday morning from a complete tleup.
The railroads ran extra trains on both
the Putnam and Harlem dlvisioni and
Instructed their through trains to stop
to take on passengers nt local stations.
Kven with this aid every train that
pulled southward out of The Hronx yes
terday morning was crowded. Women
as well as men were hanging onto the
Platforms of trains. Lack of accidents
was due chiefly to the presence of po
licemen on all trains and the slow oper
ation of the trains.
Congestion lu 1411th Street.
The greatest congestion of the morn
ing occurred at Third avenue and H9th
stieet. which Is the principal transfer
l-olnt In The Hronx, and where the sub
way nnd elevated passengers transfer for
north and south bound trains of both
divisions of the Interborough.
It was heie several women fainted.
One of them, Mrs. Lydla Ahlgren,
Jears old, of 2041 Fifth avenue, had
to be removed to Lebanon Hospital.
Scores of motor buses brought Passen
gers from nil parts of The Hronx to the j
levated and subway stations here, mak- I
lug it necessary to call the reserves from
three police stations to hiindK- the crowds
and Institute safety regulatlcus on the
train platforms, so that scores wero not
pushed off In front of Incoming trains.
The districts of The Hronx not adja
cent to either the subwny or the ele
vatid. unless reached by surface cars,
jestcrday depended on the local stations
of the Putnam Division of the New
Haven and the Harlem Division of the
New York C ntral. Karly in the morn
ing these local platforms were Jammed
by hundreds of extra passengers, so that
ticket agents all along the Hue began no
tifying the chief desuatcher's ottlee be
fore o'clock of the sudden demand 1
made on the roads.
Roth systems made every effort to cope
with the heavy traffic Tho usual sched-1
ul- was doubled, ten car trains wero run
tijsiujtl of the usual live or six, und all
through train were ordeied to tcu to
take on pjw.-ns-rs for the Orand Central
Station. i
Nine Mtntlons Affn-trd.
Tlio principal nations affected y,lei-l
day by the strike conditions on thn sur-1
f.iro lines wer, CUarhlti Hill, University
llel-thts, Morris Heights, on the Putnam 1
division, nnd 13Sth street. Woodlawn.!
Melrose, Morrlsiiiia, Tremont and Ford-I
ham on the Harlem division.
On tin- opposite hide of tho county,
which Is not so thickly populated, some
relief was given to Its residents by the
operation of the local and express service
on tho Now York, Uoston and Winches
ter Hallway, running Into i;9th streit
and connecting with tho Third avenue
elevated road by a i-liuttle car. Moro
trains wero operated on this road during
the evenlix rush, so that travelling on
It was fairly comfortablo In i-plte of the
extra demands made upon it by tltc pub
lic. As nearly as tho pollco could estimate
forly-one cars out of total number
of 230 were operated by the Union Rail
way Company yesterday morning. Six
teen cars were taken out of the West
Khrms barns at 6 o'clock and twenty-live
started from the Kingshrldgo barns
about the same hour, Hy 6 o'clock last
night every car In operation was called
lu and locked up in the barns with a
heavy police guard.
On tho Westchester avenue line two
cars weiv operated yesterday. Only one
wns running on the Tremont avenue line.
Two out of the usual blx wero carrying
passengers on Sedgwick avenue. Only
ono car was running crosstown on 167th
street.
All car Lines Are Cripple.
Three rnrs ran to Clason Point In
stead of eight and three on the Williams
bridge lino Instead of fourteen. Not a
car was moving on any of the lines run
ning to the Pelham Parkway, Fort
Schuyler, Willis avenue, St. Ann's ave
nue. Randall nvenue, Fordbani, Wood
lawn, UMh street and Fordham Heights.
Doth 138th street und Morris nvenue had
one car each throughout tho day.
On Webster avenue four cars were be
ing operated out of eighteen and along
Jeronin avenue only thre out of ten.
The West Mount Vernon line kept two
out of three going and on UnlverMty
avenuo three out of live.
The service on the 2n"th street, 180th
street and Ogden avenue Hues was
eiiually unsatisfactory,
Only one serious accident occurred
as a result of the strike In The Hronx
yesterday, About 5:30 In the afternoon
n Hoslon road car operated by a strike
breaker sldewlped a West Farms car at
Tremont nvenue, Hoston road and 177th
street, near the subway station.
The West Farms car was taking a
snitch when tho Uoston road car, going
In the same direction, got beyond the
control of Its motorman, James Halpln,
and crushed Into It as It was croMsltig
from the south to tho northbound track.
Patrolman Henry Seward, doing strike
duty on the fiont platform of thn Hos
ton road car, was thrown ten feel over
tho railing and sustained injuries which
necessitated his removal to Fordnam
Hospital. The West Farms cor was de
railed and a wrecking crow had to get
II back on tho track. Meanwhile a
striker was seen to steal the controller
of the Hoston road car and got away In
the crowd without interference by the
police.
Miners Ask ptr Their Jobs.
Cmsiioi.M, Minn., Sept. 11. Men who
have been on strike ho re for the last
, three months returned to tho mines to
. day and asked to be placed at work l:i
I their former positions, mine opcrato-s.
! Not a man was on the picket line to-day.
.vnne oniciais nre prrpurea 10 Mart mil
crews at all properties on Wednonlay
niornltiB-. nnd ull former rtrlker,, fir-
1 quoted as declaring that the iron ore
strike Is stst,
MEXICAN RAILWAYS
NOW SHOW SURPLUS
Cnrranza Commissioners Say
18,000 Miles of Line Are
Brought Under Control.
RESTORED TO OWNERS
Statement Made With View of
Revoking Warning to
Avoid Republic.
Nr.w London, Conn., Sept, II. The
American-Mexican Joint Commission de
voted Itself to-day to determining the
extent of the control exercised In Mexico
hy the de facto Government, the In
formation being supplied by the Mexi
can conferees. It was said Informally
that upon the showing made by tho Car
ranxa Government rested the possibility
that the Washington Government would
revoke Its warning to Americans to stay
out of Mexico and would encourage their
return to their properties there.
It was explained that the question of
transportation was vital to any resump
tion of Industry In Mexico. To show
present conditions tho Mexican Commis
sioners presented figures from which the
following conclusion was drawn In a
statement Issued to-night by Secretary
Lam :
"The data presented Indicate that
the Government roads are now- being op
crated with a large degree of regularity
nnd that the roads owned by private
companies arc being turned over to those
companies, tho only exceptions at the
present tlmo being a line In the Federal
district, one In the State of Hidalgo and
the United Railways of Yucatan."
A summary of conditions In Mexico
from the data supplied by the Mexican
commissioners also was given out, read
ing In part as follows:
"Mr, Panl, who Is ulso director-general
of the railway lines of Mexico, says the
Carrama Government nt tho tlmo when
Villa was at tho height of his power
controlled less than 2,000 miles out of
the 13,000 miles of railways In opera
tion In the whole country. Wlien the
Cnrranza Government wns recognized In
October, 191.", the mileage under Car
rnuzu's control had increased to about
1 0,000 miles, and much effort was being
expended to the repair of the slein, In
order to make It available for regular
operation.
"At the present moment the I'.'nunr.i
Government Is In control and Is oper
ating tho cntlm s.000 miles of the Gov
ernment lines, as well as operating about
2,000 miles belonging to private com
panies. In addition, tho de facto Govern
mint has tinned oxer the Mexican Hall
way and tho Southern Pacific i-ystenis to
their rei-vectlvo owners. In s'lort, about
12,000 out of a total of 13,000 miles
an- to-day In operation either directly
by the Government or private companies.
"While In October. l'J15, there wns n
monthly deficit of from two to three
million pesos In the operation of the Hues
under tin- Immediate control nf the Otjr.
ranza Government, at the present
moment the receipts arc sufficient to
meet operating expenses, and there Is a
t-urplue, which Is devoted "v the repair
of tho lines."
STREET ASHAMED OF ITS NAME.
Ilrosdnny Likely to Replace t'lark
lu Chicago.
Ciiicaoo, Sept. 11. ('lark street, liav.
Ing reformed since the days when It was
tho haunt of i-ontldenoi! men nnd gam
blers, wants Its namu changed, following
the example of the Howery in New York,
and enough signatures were secured to
a etltioii to-day to Insure consideration
of a proposal to rechrlsten It Hroadwuy.
Iluslncss men on the street say out ot
town customers are frightened away by
the stories told of Clark street In the
preceding decade, nnd say that though
conditions are changed tho name still Is
a handicap.
WAREROOMS
Seventh Floor '
Lord & Taylor Store
j8tk St. FIFTH AVENUE jatK St.
GARBAGE PLANT GAS
KILLS PIG IN COURT
Prof. Paccini Demonstrates
How Project Is Dangerous
to Stnten Islanders.
Testimony to show that the million
dollar municipal garbage disposal riant
which Ii being erected on Staten Island
against the wishes of 100,000 Inhabitants
would not only be a public nuisance, but
would poison Fresh Kill Creek, was
given by witnesses yesterday at Gov
ernor Whitman's Investigation, con
ducted by Dr. Llndsey It. Williams,
Deputy State Health Commissioner;
Prof.' William H Whipple and Deputy
Attorney-General V.'llltam Chamberlain
at the Horough Hall, St. George.
Like the previous hearing, the Su
preme Court chamber was crowded
with taxpayers, society women and
members of the Committee of One Hun
dred and Fifty, representing twenty-one
civic organizations on State Island.
Dr. August Pacclnl, a pathologist of
476 Clinton street, Brooklyn, who has
had a long and careful training In re
search work, demonstrated In court the
killing of a guinea pig by gas taken
from the drippings of the plant In New
Iledford, which Is like the one to be
erected on Staten Island.
Dr. Paccini testified that at the in
stigation of District Attorney Fach he
went to New Bedford nnd made an In
spection of the plant In that city. Whllo
there he took a sample of the final drip
pings of the garbage reducer and
brought It to his laboratory In Brook
ln. He brought the sample Into court
yesterday. Taking out of a fallse a
guinea pig, he prepared to make the
experiment. After a conference with the
Commissioners and the lawyers for both
sides It was agreed that the experiment
be given In a side room.
The guinea pig was placed on a table
In a small crate. Dr. Pacclnl took out
the vial containing the drippings ami
Injected the nlr coming out of the bot
tle Into the pig's body. The Jig could
be teen to wenken rapidly, then It becalm.-
paralyzed In the feet and finally
died in exactly ten minutes. Dr. Pac
clnl explained that the gases contained
In the dripping fluid caused the death of
the pg,
'ieIou lu iii.ikliii? tliA dcmoiiniratSon
Dr. Pacclnl testified that he had taken
a girl and n young man, after clvlng
them a thorough physical examination in
his office, lo the Barren Island garbage
plant. He said they remained at the
plant Just thirty-five minutes. They re
turned to the Brooklyn office. When tho
office was reached both tho male and
female complained of Moniach und nos
tril trouble. Dr. Pacclnl said he gave
both male and female nnother examina
tion and found that their vitality had
lowered considerably.
Dr. Paccini, also (entitled that tho
drainage of the pl.nn Into the Kill van
Kull would contaminate that body of
water and would have a damaging effect
on the artesian wells ut Now Sprlngvllle,
when1 some Inhabitants on tho north
shoio of Staten Island get their water
supply.
I'rof. Olla II. l.-iiulietli, an expert
consulting sanitary engineer, who has
held positions with tho Government, State
and ity, tevtltled that in Ills opinion It
would be absolutely Impossible to operate
NATURAL
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There's something about Naturals that gets
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Schinasi Brothers, who make Naturals know
why, of course.
They have been putting that quality "some
thing" into Naturals year after year for a quarter
of a century.
The other makers of cigarettes also know why
But the others don't know how to get that
Natural "something" of flavor and aroma into
the cigarettes they make
Because they don't know as much about Turk
ish tobacco as Schinasi Brothers.
For a Quarter of a Century,
Made in the Schinasi Way
the Quality Way.
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absolutely safe buy.
You're sure of the qual
ity. You're sure of the fit.
You're sure of a wide
variety to pick from.
You're sure of "your
money back, if you want
it."
Everything for the Fall
wear of men and boys
ready now.
"Rogers-Peet" soft hats
and Derbies new blocks.
ROGERS PEET COMPANY
Broadway Broudwav
at 13th St. "The at 34th St
Four
Broadway Corners" Fifth Ave
at Warren t 41st St
2 (2oWatu&
Biggest Furnishing Store
Bates Street Shirts, $1.25
Regularly $1.50 and $2.00
Percale) & Madras, Soft & Stiff Cufli
Silk & Linen Whirls $1.65
Regularly $3 Soft Cuffi
Chamoisette
Gloves 63c
KSilk Gloves $1.00
35c Sox at 17c
Slight Imperfeclioni
50c Silk Sox 35c
Athletic UnJeruear, 25c. 35c. 49c. 79,
Worth 50c to $1.50
Lisle St Balbriggan Underwear 19c
Long and Short Sleeves
the garbago plant without It be 'S
nuisance and detrimental to pub
health. The ItixcMlgatlou will b i
tliiucd to-day
IRONWORKERS' PAY BOOSTED.
Highest Wage In lmlutr's
tory for AmnlKitniiitrri Men
YOU.NGHTOW.V, Ohio, JVpt. 1 1
dlcrs emplojcd In mill govi rm l
Amalgamated Association of irr i. 1
and Tlnplate Workers will -.,
Ing the next two months $:i,3n a i
hltthcH price ever MUd Iroiiw .
tin- history of thu trad.-.
This I'sto was t-ntuhllt-hi-d line
for tho WcMern I Ct r Irm A
and Itidliectly will rcciiU In it ii
In waces in mills classed an noi
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