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Bultway, "LM nnrt Surface
Linos Do Hdtor Than on
Siimlny m Week Ago.
Both the elevated and the nubway i
system hnd more train runnlnir y"-1
Unl.iy from 9 A. M. until 5 1. M.
than on September 10, the (Irr-t Bunday
of the strike.
The Third Avenua Hallway had from
eighty-two to 114 cars In operation yes
terday In Ihe eame eight houra. On
September 10 the Third Avcnuo could
manage to run only thirty out of 106
On the routes of the Union Hallways
there were only tlilrty-ievcn car In
motion n week ugo yesterday. At 4
P. M. yesterday tho l'ollrs Department
reported there were 175 cars In us.
At alt times from 8 A. M. to 4 1. XI.
yesterday the New York Hallways Com
pany had more cars In opomtlon than
on the preceding Sunday.
Yesterday at 7 A. M. the Interborough I
nnpld Transit Company ran thirty-one!
trains nn tho subway llm-s, as compared
with forty-two mi the Hunday liefnrc.
At- A. M. Ihcru wero sevelity-lhree
trains as acalnst seenty.three. At 111
A. M. there were seventy-three us
ngalnst fifty-seven. At 1 1'. M. there
were seventy-four as computed with
nfty-nlne on Heptcmher 10. At S V. M.
there were seventy-six as against sixty
nine, unci at 5 V. M. seventy-seven us
against seventy-two the preceding Hun
day. The elevated had forty-seven at
7 A. M. as against seventy-two on
Heptember 10. At A. M. there were
ninety-seven as against eighty-seven.
At 11 A. M. there were 100 as against
nlnety-seven. und at 1 1. M. 115 as
ngalnst 114. At S V. M. there were
129 as ngalnst 117, and at 6 P. M.
H7 as against 114 trains on the preced
ing Bunday.
Thus on the second Bunday of the
strike the city had better service below
and above the ground, and In addition
found more street cars available than
on September 10. The figures for the
street railway lines are as follows:
.Yesterday on the Third avenue sys
tem 105 cars were In use at 9 A. M., lit
at U A. M.. f2 at 1 P. M.. 1W at
P. M. and It at 5 P. M. All these fig
ures were lower than on Saturday, but
the Sunday street car Ira tile In Manhat
tan Is not as heavy as the weekday
schedule. A fair contrast would he
with tho preceding Hunday. when only
30 cars were out. On the Second ave
nue line they continued to run ! cars,
as on Saturday, or 7 more than on Sep
tember 10.
On tho lines of the T'nlop Tlallways In
The llronx there wero 117 cars at
A. M. yesterday, 142 at 10 A. M.. 154
at noon, 170 at 2 P. M. and 175 at 4
P. M. This meant that 8 more cars
wero operated yesterday than at any
time since the strike started, but that
on an average throughout the day fewer
cars were nut than on Saturday. Al
though It represented a gain of lit cars
over Sunday, September 10, II did not
mean that The Tlronx was netting as
much service as It needed on the sev
enth day.
Not only did the New York Hallways
g 1
arc Mkjtct to PtrMTMl Tax 4m
October 2
Nattrng 4$9fr MrM,num
Capltal.Surnlut Pr.$S,ltf ,0N
Company have more of Its green cars
out yesterday throughout tho daylight
hours than on the preceding Sunday, but
In the afternoon It also managed Xn op
erate) more tlian on Saturday, "At 8
A. M. tlidc were 291 curs out yesterday,
as agnlnf-t 22 on September 10. At 10
A. M. there were 140, us against 243.
At noon there were 268, as against 190.
At 2 P. M. thcro were 297. ni ngalnst
214. At 4 P. M. there were 365, as
ugalnst 251 on the preceding Sunday.
The 165 represented a gain of S cars
oxer the highest figure for Saturday' and
showed that the Intrrhoroiigh Is Increas
ing Ita lead every day. The New York
Hallways Company yesterday was In
structing new employees In the duties of
motorman and conductor, hut with a
different motive than heretofore.
If the Board of Aldoriuen decides to
take up the proposed ordinance com
pelling the street car lines to use only
the men who have h.itl fifteen days In
struction the green car lino will tie pre
pared. Student motormen and conduc
tors were sent out on many of the cars
operated yesterday by the New York
Hallways, for traltlc conditions aic more
favorable on a Sunda).
At the Grand Central Terminal It was
reported that the special service between
Manhattan und The liroux which has
been built up in the last few days by
the New York Central was not so much
In demand yesterday us on other days of
the strike.
Maes -Heotla ef O.ooo Aeearee Csr
rn of Support.
A mass meeting of 6.000 persons at
the iS'ew fttar Casino, 107th street and
Park avenue, yesterday assured the
striking carmen of the support of the
Socialist party. Edward F. Casstdy, So
cialist candidate for State Senator from
the Twentieth Senate district, branded
as an Infamous lie the report that the
proposed general strike of all trade
unionists hud been abandoned,
"Within the next forty-eight hours you
shall have umpte proof that the general
strike Idea has not been dropped," he aald.
"If I could tell you of certain developments
which have taken place within the last
few hours I could rearaure you on that
point now. We have been going-over the
ground and we are ready to strike."
William B. Fitzgerald, general organ
iser of the carmen's union, was greeted
by a storm of applause lastlmc thres
minutes when he entered the halt Ho
reviewed the events leading up to tho
second strike.
"With a full sense of all that It would
mean," he eald, "I believe that If there
was aver a time when a general strike
was Justified It Is at this moment."
Other speakers urged those present to
Institute a boycott of both lines on which
strikes are taking place, and the 'Indus
trial Hessians," as one speaker called the
The nominee of the Republican Party for United States Senator should express in public experience, conviction of mind and courage of temperament the best
traditions of the Republican Party.
Nq voter should cast his ballot for the highest office in the gift of the people of New York for any reason except THE FITNESS of the candidate.
The nomination for United States Senator by the Republican Party should not be made through personal solicitation or favor.
We believe Robert Bacon to be unusually qualified, through spirit, experience and integrity, properly to represent the State of New York in the United States Senate.
No man who votes for him will ever regret, his act. His candidacy is endorsed by the men in the Republican Party wto have given it meaning, station and character ;
men who see the future, who comprehend the vital obligations resting upon the great office of Senator, especially in these days of new and enlarged responsibilities.
The Primary Law gives YOU the right to choose YOUR OWN NOMINEE
The Primaries will be held Gtiesday, September 19. It is YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE It is your DUTy TO VOTB.
New York has one fit representative in the United States Senate. It should have another.
EHhu Root
Joseph H. Choate
Andrew D. White
F, W. "SVhitridffc and T. P.
Slionfs Discuss Future Tcacc
When peace Is made between the car
strikers and tho traction heads the terms
will have to bo cemented with a guar
antee more binding than the pledges ot
Mayor Mltchel nnd Oscar Btraus, chair
man of the Public Service Commission.
Some distinct form of penalty for viola
tion must be Itialuded In the agreement.
This became clear yesterday when
Frederick W. Whltrldge, president of the
Third Avenun system, and Theodore P.
Shonts, head of the tnterborough and
New York Hallways Company, com
mented on the futility of the August 7
agreement. The officials were In confer
ence for an hour In the Hotel Belmont.
"Tho nKTvcuiHiit of August 7 was a
mutton luitdeii piece ot business," said
"When I signed It I had no faith In
It," commented Shonts. "I knew then
It would be broken, but I Instructed my
deportment head" to follow It Implicitly."
It uas WliitiidKr'a Mist visit to the
IntprlioroufchV war office.
".lust cmlo-ii HihI'h nil." said the
Third Awnile rxecullvn. "I wanted to
learn whether Mr. Shnnts was under
duress when he siilicrlhed to tho agree
ment." "What wa Mr Slmntf'H answer?" re
porters liuiuiml
Worried Into Uiiln Pari,
"He told me li- h id l--n worried Into
It. What ii Ml tli of Imliu-ss It all
was? Hut then ll. i . ti much of farce
In everything tin Public Service Com
mission has to ilo with. The Idea of the
Mayor and the Public Service chairman
underwriting It; underwriting It, mind
you! What was their guarantee worth?
Just that !"
He snapped his fingers. There Is to
be no defensive alliance between the
Third Avenue and the other companies
that have been struck against, Whltrldge
said. A few minutes earlier Shouts had
remarked :
"They talk of calling a sympathy
strike. Why we nro the persons who
have been assaulted. It appears to ma
as If we were entitled to the sympathy.
If there Is any alliance It ought to be
In our favor."
Karller In the day sixteen young men,
who announced themselves as members
of the National Welfare 1-eagiin of
America, tired with the self-conferred
mission of carrying tho truth out Into
the highways ami byways, there to be
disseminated from a soap box, called
on Jamei I.. Quackcnbush, counsel for
the Tnterborough.
The little group of serious thinkers
felt the newspapers had not been telling
the real farts of the strlKo. Quacken
bush led them through nil ut tho conflict
from the time It started In August The
callers listened attentlwly and when the
attorney had flnlxhfi! promised that the
publto will no longer remain unenlight
ened. Afterward, In a statement Quacken
bush vo',cd the optimism of tha trao
tlon heads.
"So far as the Interhorough and New
York Railways Company aro concerned
the strike Is over," ho said. "The strlk-
JobC. Hedges
James R. Sheffield
Albert Shaw
era .wilt begin to realise this soon. Fig
uring; that 5,000 men are out, the toss of
each man Is II a day. A total of $15,000
H being lost every day In wages. Kven
professional men find It hard under
present economla conditions to make
ends meet The striking carmen will be
forced to seek other employment In the
near future when thsy feel the pinch ot
actual want."
Final opportunity for men of the New
York Hallways Company to regain their
positions will be closed this week.
Welfare Work. In lnin-lOlfl e
aerlked by President.
President T. P. Shonts of the Inter
borough Hapld Transit Company, In his
annual report to the stockholders for
tho year ending June 10, 1910, to be
Issued Tuesday, will say concerning
the additional steps taken by the com
pany during the year In welfare work
among the employees:
"A pension system was Inaugurated
on January 2, 1911, embracing all em
ployees who have attained the age of
70 years and who have been In the
service not less than twenty-five years,
as well as those who have been In the
service for twenty-five years or more
and have become physically and per
manently disabled.
"The allowance Is computed on the
time of service, with a minimum of $20
per month. At the present time there
are twenty-six employees carried on the
pension roll.
i:taplerrs Borrow $30,344.
'The loan fund which was estab
lished In 1914 to aid employees who re
ipilre assistance by reason of sickness
or other misfortunes has proven very
beneficial. lMirlng the year there were
807 loans made, aggregating $10,244.50,
of which amount there Is outstanding
at the present time less than $2,000.
As Hicotai errorts ore mado in all cases
to repay these loans on time tho losses
so far havn been negligible. 1
"In addition to the school of Instruc
tion for employees In the train service,
which Is a regular part of their trans
portation education, your company has
established and Is conducting freo tech
nical schools for employees of the elec
trical and steam power departments
of your service, with tha object of im
proving tha training ot the men and
determining their fitness for promotion.
"These schools have proven mutually
beneficial and have enabled the com
pany to make promotions based upon
competitive examinations, thus securing
the most competent men for the posi
tions to be filled. In addition, they
serve u. an Incentive for better work
and closer application to duties, as em
ployees are thus given opportunities for
advancement to higher positions which
they would not otherwise obtain.
Company Pays Mllltlaaara.
"During the recent Mexican crisis,
when the National Guard was called
out for military duty, your directors
agreed that until further notice the
wages or salaries of all employees then
members of the National Ouard of the
Stat of New York, who responded to
the call of the President of the United
States for active military sendee, would
be continued and that upon the termina
tion ( satd sendee such employees
would be reinstated, so far as possible
In their former positions.
'They also authorised the continua
tion of wages for four weeks of. art
employees who desired to attend the
Plattsburg military training enmp or
to go on the 1914 summer naval cruise."
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Henry 1 Sttauon
Seth Low
Nicholas Murray Butler
Cos Mituerf from First Pag.
tlcularly those men who haul coal to the
steamship docks. Is reported to be tak
ing a votb on the strike question. It
was said by Secretary Vf, Flanagan
of the Eccentric Fireman's Union that
he expects the stationary firemen em
ployed In thn power houses to strike
some tlmo this week.
Machlatsta', Voir Knovra To-day.
i:. J, Deerlng, business agent of tilt
International Association of Machinists,
said that he would announce to-day the
result of a vote on the question of a
sympathetlo strike In the tnechaalotl
departments ot the transit systems.
Strike Leader Fitzgerald received lit
tlo setback yesterday In the announce
ment of the committee of car men In
Hlchmond that thoso men would not join
the sympathetic strike. While the car
men's commltteo has not obtained all
the demands made upon the Richmond
Light mid Railroad Company, It has
agreed to arbitrate the demands.
With the subway and elevated systems
runnnlg normally yesterday and n
marked Increase In tho number of
"green cars" In operation. Leader Fitz
gerald last night Issued a hot statement
pasMlng tho lie to President Shonts and
Oencral Manager Hedley of tho Inter
borough system and of the New York
Hallways Company.
"This strike will not bo won by the
traction Interest."!," declared Fttsgerald.
"They certainly will not win It by feed
ing to the public false statistics mid
false Information. It M tlmo to nail tholr
falsehoods to tho publto signboard with
the trutli that all who ride may read.
"False" Passenger Trass.
"It Is false, In the first place.
a car has been run ancr 7 n'cioci: at
night since the strike started twelvo dns
ago. It Is equally false that the sub
way traffic Is 'supernormal.' That Is
a Shonts-Hedley Invention which turns
on them.
"If It were a fact that the subway
traffic Is 'supernormal.' as they call It,
then would it not be condemnation by
the traction gang Itself of tho 'normal'
conditions ngalnst which the public has
protested for yeirs In vnln?
"If they ran have 'supernormal' con
ditions In the subway during a strike
why cannot tney nao oetti r sorvice con-, riizgeialil win do tun same. Here Is a
ilit inj when there la no strike" The body, with no responilhlllty. crltlcMnc
fact W that It Is not true, for the lnlrr- our eTper.dltures. I hnll gladly call hl
borough cannot get tho men to operate his bliin and am willing that the fullest
their car. Investigation of our method" Iw con-
The figures furnished ty the traction' ducted by the Public Service Commission,
crowd aio so palpably false that the'Thev have thirty-eight rooini at the
public must b laughing heartily as Uiev Continental. We have only five here,
lead for tho3C who ride do read. It i "Nobodv ever claimed we were oper
true that the surface Hues In Qtteen, , aims u- to capacity. We were merely
Richmond and Westchester are badly
crippled nearly as badly as Mr. Whit
ridge's decrepit lines and Mrs. Shonts's
'better than over' lines.
Bis; Darassja Cists Jijl Up,
"Tli Interhoroughw deception fall to
deceit. HubnT and IV trains ore fre.
nuentlv stalled by reason of accidents. ' the . inn. We paven't locned anybody '
The damage claims accumulated since out. rue Brotherhood of tlie Interbor
the strike began, twelvo tUys ago. ex. j otigh U a. union. That In lttclf goes to
coed $1,000,000, and they ure still accu- prove that we are not opposed to col
mutating. lcrtle bar?alnlns." .
"'The union I crushed.' salJ Shonts. j lleferrlne; to the proposed elrike of
In hla effort to ttamp out unionism he longshoiemen. Mr. fihonta aald :
has brought about tho loss of lives and "Suppose thev )o go on strlk whl
Injurlrs to Innocent pajcnger due to they have agreements with their employ-
Charles Andrews
J. Sloat FasseH
David Jayne Hill
Harvey D. Hinman
William Barnes
Edgar .T. Bracket!
Ms strike breakers. They are not safe
trainmen and the publlo knows It well,
i "Less than IB per cent, ot the surface
ears la Manhattan, The Bronx, queens
and WsstekesUr were operated yester
day aH ts-4ay and no surfaco cars are
operated at Bight
"jfow, bow much has, this effort to
crush the union cost the traction Inter
ests? The railroads boasted they had
between 4,M0 and 4,000 strike breakers
camped In their barns before they locked
out their employees. Boss Strike Break
ers Waddell and Berghoff received $7 a
day for motormen and 15 a day for
guards and conductors.
Cast Is $220,000 n Day.
"On the basis of 3,000 guards and 500
motormen the coat per clay for tha
twelvo days of tho strike Is $18,500, or
a totat ot $222,000:
Fond at the rate ot 11 per day per
man tlt.COO
Round trip transportation for half
the men st ISO esih tS.Ott
On of rnts and Incidents for
rtrllte breakers li.OflO
Btrlif" headquarters. Hotel Hflmont l.ono
NFpappr ndvertlilng iv.OOt
t.n- tn fsre!
N.w York rtty Railways Cempsny,
i:l.0OO per ilny 240.000
Tltlnt Avenue system, to,00 per
duv 3(0,000
Serond Avenue ivMlm, 13,000 per
day 30.000
Qurenp lines owned by Interiors,
13,000 per day 34,000
Total ten to enmpinles In 14
1- l,OJl,0nO
to public anlde from Inroa
t'nlMiep, dtpartment stores.
thatrre, ,t , IJ, da), 1800,000
ut .) tT,:oo.oo
Gain to rliauPf or, muter mr
oiiit. p, J!0,fni pi-r day . !(,0
"I think this estimate of the damage
resulting from thN strike which Shonts,
Hedley, Whltrldgn n,ud their associates
have forced on thn men Is rather under
than over the actual figures." ' .
At the strikers' headquarters In the
Continental last night it was said that -
t twenty-seven more guards and motormen
IT - iiijiiirii on lot Puiiwny nnu -opru won l
over to the union In the course of the I
I ,'a' ,:rn,,t ohm said that patrolmen
nd had
lie ntinnunoed l.e would visit Commissi
sloner Woods to-day with a list of
grievances against patrolmen.
gfconts Criticises Fig-area.
When Mr. Shonts read a copy of
Fltxceratd'n statement concerning the
cost of the strike to the traction mag
nates, especially the Inierhorough, he
said :
"Well, hne buMnen Is It? Tt Is our
money we are spending. 1 gladly -ourt
nn Implication of our ntvounte, If Mr.
, qiiotlnc ' uree to show the Increase In
the number of pissengera carried In the
subway and 'I.' over the number car
ried during the corresponding time last
llenle Attempt to Crash T.'nloa.
"We newer reads any effort to crueh
TbooMB R.
A. T.
Eloa tL
ra. That would b tti worst blew srsr
delivered to tabor. tbor organisations
loxo their purpose If thy make asrree
msnts and do not lira usTto them."
Regarding- the rumored threat of an
organised labor attack en the Morgan
Interests, Mr. Shonts scoffed at the Ida.
"Morcan would only lot about 3 per
cent a banker's interest," tie aald.
"Labor would lot the par cent
Fif ttjwf Strikera Stone Motor
man; Copper Shoots and
Captures Fonr.
Fifteen strikers throwing stones and
bottles at a street car motorman at
Fiftieth street and Eighth avenua yes
terday were confronted suddenly by
Patrolman Werthelmer of the West
Forty-sesjrith street police station.
The fifteen retreated without delay,
but Werthelmer drew his revolver and
tarted to fir Into ths sir. At th first
report ons man halted and surrendered,
at the second another quit and soon there
were' four prisoners) for Werthelmer.
Other patrolmen turned up to help him
with the prisoners.
Taken before Magistrate MeQuade
later In the day, tha four were held tn
t.ioq ball each for examination to-day.
They gave their names as Thomas Kelly
,i I' 213 West Forty-seventh street, a con
ductor: Conrad Debrlck of 179 Tenth
avenue, a motorman : Cornelius Sullivan,
motorman, and his brother John, a con.
iluctor, of ISO West Sixty-seventh
Tho complainant sgalnst them was
Thomas Candeld of 220 West Fifty-first
street, motorman of an Eighth avenue
car. who asserted that tho prisoners,
with others, waited outside the bam for
him to appear with hs car and then
bombarded him.
Most of the disorder at this stage of
the strike comes from the men most
actively Interested. Btrlks sympathizers
are becoming less and less willing to run
the risk ot a workhouse term.
Charles McNally, an elevated railroad
guard, was arrested on the Sixth ave
nue "!.' station at Forty-second street
and charged with disorderly conduct.
He Jeered at motormen end guards who
kept on the job and created a disturb
ance. Reports of stone throwing were fre
nuent. but few arrests were made Onthot
score. The temptation to take a crack
at a car grows less with the realisation
that It may cost $10 or ten days. Ele
vated trains, especially those on the
Ninth avenue line, are stlU liable to at
tack, but the persistent bombardment
that opened the strike Is lacking; now
adays. William Conway, a condootor, cf s.jt
St. Ann's avenue, arrested on Saturday
nlcht charged with throwing; a brick
through ths window of a Lexington ave
nue surface car, was sent to BXaOwell'e
Island for sixty days by Magistrate Me
Quade. Reserves Ttesrae rolloessSB.
Three men were arrested last night
as h result of a raid upon tha horns of
Patrolman M. .1. Leary of tha East
lllty-ilrat street polics elation, who
lics in SO Hast 131st street with his
bro'her, a loyal Tnterborouch employee.
Almost every night sinee tho strike
Edward W. Hatch
George Eastman
Evan Hollister
started a crowd of men have descended
upon tho Iarys nnd demanded iiwi n,,
brother (Ult his Job. Last nl lit ti,,
clamor wan so loud that tho lutxnlmii
put on his uniform ami wont c,un.
stnlrS to scttto tho itlstiirlinm o. II,. w.i
knocked down nnd beaten by fj
crowd. Reservcfi from tho i'.mi 12(,
street station rescued htm.
The thrrn prisoners eiild they wn.
Patrick O'Connor of f.s K.im j;ih
street, Florence McCntilcy of ill I
Ington iivenue nnd Murtln Culli.iiii.
2067 Madison avenue. The Ilrst twos, ,',
Patrolmen Hunter and Helmuth ,,j
to taclilo a crowd of women who pr
Interfering with trnlllc l.it nlcht at j, ,
street nnd Madison nvctiiie.
Four young women, sisters, who t.v
the n.imo of Silverman, wem urrete, v
tho bluocoiits. but not Until onu of ttl
prisoners had lilttnn Hclinuth on ii
hand. Other women In tho crow l (,,
lowed nnd threatened tho nlrotn , .
nil four prisoners were landed ,n i 0
ICast 104th street pollen station TU
Silverman sisters. Ilsthcr, Rose. Mur'lu
nnd Robeoca, paid they llvo In 3:ii i;,.,
100th street .
Still another prisoner we Ch.uh i
Herman of 15.14 Madison nvenue, wlm .
charged with throwing a plank In frwi
of a street car.
Cord Wssippeit Arnnnil Youth's
Neclt and Sknll Crashed.
Six blocks from the neaie.t Iioum. in
the midst of a plot owned by the vt,
estate, nt lfi2d street nnd Crnmuetl n
nuc, The llronx, the body of Iiniat ,t
ovltr, IS years old, of 1S3 imu
street, wan found yesterday, n in,
tightly wound llvo times around t.ir i:,.
nnd tho skull crushed. The hod ,
Identified by a letter, written to u n n
which YanovlU had not tnaMed.
The ground showed no ltid!c.it,in of A
struggle, nnd the theory of tlm ,i. , ,
that YanovltJ! was lillli d (ornewl.ete i
nnd his body can led there. Threw yow
men who live near Yanntitz's hoirn u
arrested and questioned.
Hills "melt" before it
RrssSaaT t Mnd HI.. Matilislt.m
Telephone .1n t in tn
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