Newspaper Page Text
THE WASHINGTON TBIES: TUESDAY, SEARCH 13: 1917.
anywhere from less than a third of normal to half the number of cars operated prior to the strike b- those defending either side of the labor controversy. It was generally admitted, however, that the strike breakers were slow In setting the cars out, and many would be passengers waited long minutes on corners for cars, and then were left to wait for other cars because there was room for no more passengers. Toward noon the number of cars in operation was slightly lessened be cause of the crews leaving them for lunch. The large percentage of the strike breakers ate their lunch at the note at which they are stopping, and the long trip from the barns downtown for lunch had a noticeable effect on the noonday service. rramliri 'orrasl Service. "Complete service, such as existed prior to the strike, will be In ef.'ect on all lines of the company tomorrow morning.- declared Clarenca P. King, president of the Washington Kailwav and Electric Company. "The decision concerning tHe resumption of service tonight will be made late this after noon, probably On the nlvio uf the police. "The service of the company has been impaired but slightly in tne last two days by the st-ik. We aro maintaining practically complete ser vice on all -lines, the only dlays be ing due to obstructions placed in the slot or in the switches. Asks Law Enforcement. In an effort to arrest any attempts of the strikers to Interfere with ser vice by placing obstructions In the slots or defacing the company's cars. President King sent the following let ter to Major Pullman today. My Dsar Sir: We respectfully call your atten tion to sections 1, 2. J, S and 6 of the acts o Congress of July 8, 1S3S. and April 21. 1806. and pub lished on page 1S8 of the Police Regulations by authority of the Commissioners of the District of Columbia, which regulations among other things make It un lawful for any peraons to Injure or disfigure any property of any kind in the District, to place any fllth thereon: or to write, draw or paint any word, sign or figure thereon without the consent of the owner, or to throw any atone or other missile from or into any street, avenue or -road; or to con gregate in any street or highwa). or In any park or reservation and engage in loud and boisterous talking or other disorderly con duct, or to Insult or make rude or obscene remarks or comments or observations upon persons passing or in their hearing; or to obstruct or incommode the free use of any street or foot pavement; or to cause, swear or make use of pro fane language or Indecent of ob scene words In any street or alley. Our information is that" these laws were repeatedly violated yesterday, and the violations are becoming more frequent today, all to the detriment of the serv ice of this company and the safe ty of the traveling public. We .trust that it will only be necessary to call your attention to this to secure the strict en forcement of these laws. Respectfully yours, (Signed ) CLARENCE P. KING. President. COST OF STRIKE PUT AT $8,000 A DAY Estimate Takes Into Account Loss of Patronage and Extra Expense. $5,800 DROP IN REVENUE Unionists Allege Strike Break ers "Knock Down" 50 Per Cent of Fares. How much is the strike costing the Washington Railway and Electric Company? Although no Information could be obtained from officials of the com pany today, it is estimated that the cost is more than $8,000 a day. According to the figures, of earn ings of the company filed with the Public Utilities Commission for the I year ISIS, the total passenger reve nue of tne company, including me City and Suburban, the Georgetown and Tenleytown railroad, and the In terurban railroad was 12,843.817.10. which gives an average daily revenue for the ear of J7.770. Officials or the car men-s union esti mate that a least 30 per cent of the company's patronage, has been lost since the strike began. This would mean a daily loss of about 13.800 at the source. WIFE TRIED TO SPANK HIM So John, Who Had Stood for Black Eyes, Left Home. NEW YORK, March 13. So long as Ms wife confined herself to the ap propriation of his salary each week and the administering of an occa sional black eye. John Debussy made no complaint. But when she tried to turn him over her knee and spank him because he held out a quarter John rose in wrath and left her John ana Mary told their troubles to Magistrate Cornell in the domestic relations court. She declared he had contributed nothing to her suppot since he left, unspanked, two weeks ago. John admitted It. "She gave me three black eyes In one week, your honor, and I stood it." he related, plaintively "She took my $30 pay every week, and I stood for that She bawled me out when I kept a quarter, and I stood for that But when she tried to spank me good night I beat It " John agreed to give hi. wife 15 a week, and the court acquiesced. RAUSCHER ESTATE $60,000. Charles Rauscher. the Connecticut atenue caterer, left an estate valued at more than $60,000, according to the petition for probate of the will and letters testamentary filed in the Dis trict Supreme Court yesterday The estate consists of more than 133,000 In cash, about $13,000 in open ac counts, personalty valued at $5,000. and the property known as the liaison Rauscher. at Connecticut avenue and I. street northwest. Henry W. Sohon and Michael Heister. executors, gave $50,000 bond,arter the Issuance of let ters testamentary to them. the Rev. Dr. John Henry Jowett, has received from the Westminster Con gregational Church, of London. Dr. Jowett told the congregation Sunday he had received a calh accom panied by representations of such a grave character that he must give It serious consideration. It was said by members of the con gregation that the representations referred to by Dr. Jowett were per sonal appeals from Premier Lloyd George and the King. Dr. Jowett came to the Fifth avenue church from Carrs Lane Chapel, Birming ham, after refusing two calls during the preceding eighteen months, and it was rumored at the time that the Influence of Lloyd-George had been exerted to keep him In bis native land. v King George also personally as sured the Birmingham clergyman of his personal Interest and good wishes, an unprecedented occurrence in the case of a noncomformlst clergyman. Dr. Jowett has never taken out citizenship papers in this country. ATTEMPTS MADE TO TIE-DP TRAFFIC Detective Patrol Finds Obstruc tions Placed Along Tracks During Evening. PROTEST BY LABOR AGAINST 'BREAKERS' Central Union Planning to Pro vide Motor Transportation for Strike Sympathizers. DESERVES DROWNING. "What is the name of that song Mr. Tawper Is singing" "It's the new sentimental ballad en titled 'Drifting In a Canoe With the Girl of Tour Dreams.'" "As a rule I am not In favor of rocking the boat, but in a case like this I think It ought to be done." Exchange. THE WEATHER 'REPORT. Forecast for the District of Colum bla and Maryland Rain or snow to night and Wednesday. Slightly warm er tomorrow. Moderate northeast winds. For Virginia Rain tonight and Wednesday: warmer tonight in south portion Warmer Wednesday. North east winds. Temperature. a. m 34 9 a. m. 35 10 a. m 35 11 a. m 38 12 noon 35 1 P. m 35 Man temperature for this date for the last 33 years: 40.3. Tide Table. High tldes..l0:60 a.nu h'lght 2.7 11:19 p.m., height 2.2 Low tides.. 0:00 a.m., height 0.3 6:50 p. m., height 0.3 Sua and Moon Table. Sun rose 6:23 a.m. Sun sets 8:13 p.m. Moon rises 11:22 pTm. Moon sets 8:20 a. m. Light automobile lamps 6:43 p.m. Question f Fares Lost. To this must be added the fares col lected by the strike breakers which are not turned In to the company, ac cording to officials of the union. Al though no" definite information can be procured on this Item. It Is known to be large. Fifty per cent is belle ed to be a conservative estimate, unionists says. Officials of the union say in other oltles strike breakers have not been expected to ring up or turn In fares collected. "What percentage of the fares col lected are being turned in to the torn pany'a treasury?" President King was asked today. "I cannot answer that question," said Mr. King, "for I. do not know. That is not the big question Just now. The big question Is to keep the cars moving. This must be the first con sideration. If a man were :1 Iwith cancer and an operation were required to save his life, would he figure out the cost before sending for a physi cian" Although no official of the company would answer the direct question aa to the percentage of fares being turn ed in, it was tacitly admitted that it is small, all representatives of the company Intimating that the company is willing to make temporary sacri fices in revenue to keep the cars run ning. It is known that a large number of clerks from the offices of the rail way company and from the oPtomac Electric Power Company have been sent out to serve as conductors while the strike Is on to look after the fares. With the loss for fares "knocked down," alleged by unionists to be at 50 per cent, this would add approxi mately $2,000 to the tS.SOO named above, bringing the total dally reve nue loss to around $5,800. Cnst of Strike Breakers. Another Important item of expense is the cost of the 600 or more strike breakers which are estimated to be in the city, ccording to the best Infor mation obtainable these men are re celving a flat salary of $3 a day, plus $2 a day hotel expenses, whether they work or not Those who actually operate cars are said to receive $5 a day, plus expen es Assuming that 400 or the 000 are actually working, this would make, the cost, for these $2,800 dally, and the cost for the 200 no working. 51,000 dally, bring flie total cost up to $3,800 dally. From this figure must, de deducted the amount usually paid by the com pany to the men who are now strlk Ing Turning again to the records of the Public Utilities Commission, It Is learned that the average daily cost of salaries paid conductors, motormen, and trainmen, for the" year 101f5 was $1,611.97. A certain percentage of the old em ployes are still working for the com pany., so that a portion of the above amount still is being expended Allowing $300 a day for thse. It would leave $1,341 to be deducted from the estimated cost of $3.mKi fir the strike breakers This would bring the net payroll cost down to $2,45!) Adding this Item to the $5,800 estl mated as loss from decreased patron age and alleged "knocked down" fares, the total estimated cost Is $8,259. KING CALLS N. Y. PASTOR Llyod-George Also Anxious to Have Dr. Jowett in England. NEW TOB.K. March 13 The Inter est of the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church's congregation has been ab sorbed by the call which the pastor. Attempts to tie up the first cars to leave several of the barns of the Washington Railway and Electric Company this morning were discover ed by central office detectives, who patroled the main lines of the com nanv from mMnlirht until HsvhreaV. The obstructions consisted of scraps4 of Iron and rocks, jammed in the slots. Intended to "pull" the plows off the first cars. They brought the collection of Iron and stone to head quarters. The detectives reported to Inspec tor C. L. Grant this morning that the night was broken only by the lone some rumble of milk and bread wagons. Detectives In Patral. The patrol detail consisted of De tectlves Burllngame. Kelly, Charles Evans, Berman, Warren, Hughlett, Embrey. and CornwelL They rode in two automobiles. When the detectives ended their tour at daybreak the automobile pa trols of the several precincts started out, and at regular intervals through out the day went over the tracks In their precinct to see that no obstruc tions were being placed on them that might result In Injury to the public. Major Pullman today called atten tion to the drastic section in the Dis trict code which provides a penalty of ten years In prison for persons caught tampering with the tracks of a street railway, and another aectlon which makes the offense first degree murder If a passenger is killed as a result of the tampering. MODEST, HE GOES TO WAR Youth Couldn't Stand Praltet About Leading Class. HARRISBURG. Pa.. March 13. A year ago John Wachtman, of West Falrvlew, was honor man of his class In the Harrisburg Technical High School. John was noted among his friends for his modesty. On the eve of bis graduation he disappeared He left his valedictory address and a note that he couldn't stand "all this raving about being at, the head of my class." Not a word was heard of the twen ty year old young man until his par ents received a letter which said merely: "I am with the British army In France." Each of the forty-six Washington labor unions today was asked by the Central Labor Union to Indorse the strike on the Washington Railway and Electric Company's lines, to sup port the strikers and to protest to the Commissioners against importa tion of strike breakers. The Central Labor Union last night also decided to appoint a committee to work out an automobile transpor tation system for unionists and sym pathizers. Representatives of each of the forty-six unions were appointed as a. committee to refer to the different organlzatlona the protest to the Com missioners against the operation oi cars by strike breakers. MOTHERS' CLUB TO MEET. The next meeting of the Mothers' Club of the Henry-Polk Schools will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock in the kindergarten room of the Polk School. Miss Lewis of the Mothers' Congress will speak. ONLY TWO CARS ODT OF CABIN JOHN BARN Strikers Report Georgetown Service Spasmodic and Below Requirements. Only two cars were taken out of the west, or Cabin John Bridge, barn of the Washington Railway and Elec tric Company today. Both cars were In service on the Cabin John Bridge line, operating on a half hour head way. In normal times this line is oper ated on a fifteen-minute headway during rush hours, with two addi tional through cars to the city. The four men on Cabin John Bridge cars are old employes of the company. One of them Is a pensioner of the company, retired, It la said because of falling eyesight and dis ability, lie was called to active ser vice when the strike came. The other three are the oldest in years on this division. No cars were taken out of the west barn for service on the Georgetown line. .The only cars on the George town line are those sent out from the east barn. Strikers declare that because of this fact the first east bound car did notJceve Georgetown until nearly 7 o'clock, and that after that service was spasmodic and far below normal rush hour requirements Practically the same service as given during the I morning rush hour was kept up dur- the barn. Ing the- midday period. - Cars of the Georgetown division In the west barn have been held there since the strike began. There Is no excitement and little activity about IbAyerI Wti 5-f Boxes of 12 Bottles of 24 and 100 Do You Use Aspirin? If so. buy the one genuine. Every package andTevery tablet of genuine Aspirin bears The Bayer Cross" yonr protection against counterfeits and harmful substitutes. "The Bayer CrossYour Guarantee of Purity" The trade-mark "Aspirin" (Reg. V. S. Pit. Office) Is a guarantee that the xnonoaceticaddester of salicTlieadd In these tablets Is of the reliable Bayer nunafirtnre. . Store Closes Daily 6 P.M. HUB FURNITURE CO. K'X'X'X'X'X'X'XlXXiX'XiX&X'X'X'XiXiX'XiXi Store Closes Saturday 6 P.M. III I OnNCvc I jU FURNITURE OF REAL DISTINCTION ' HIGH GRADE But Not HIGH PRICED Our Furniture is more than good and serviceable it is classy distinctive thoroughly high grade in every particular but not high priced. Most Liberal Credit Terms. AUTO HOOKED FROM OCEAN Destroyer's Anchor Pulls Up Ma chine, Prize for Crew. NORFOLK. Va.. March 13. A story reached here today of the destroyer Benham hauling an automobile up from the ocean bed with one of her anchors The Benham was on guard duty "somewhere along the Atlantic Coast" and was ordered to move When the anchor came out of the water It carried a five passenger automobile. The top had been worn away But the engine and chassis were in good condlton. Iater the automobile was sold to a dealer in a port and the money divided among the crew of the Benham. How the automobile happened to be on the ocean bed is an unexplaln ed mystery. THOSE CHILD ACTRESSES. Oloomy Actor What's the matter this morning. Albert flloomler Manager Babv Brlggs is getting married and the show l queered. Sydney Bulletin. Piles Cured in 6 to 14 Days. Druggists refund money if PAZO OINTMENT fails to cure Itch ing, Blind, Bleeding, or Protrud ing Piles. First application gives relief. 50c. Advt. This 4-Piece Old Ivory Finish Adam Period Bedroom Suite On Easy Credit Terms for amgg w I". V....-- I ' ' I 111 . m 1 1 $69. 75 An extraordinary underselling value for homemakers. The four beautiful pieces are correct ex amples of the Adam Period. They are splendidly made and beauti fully 'finished in old ivory., The Dresser, Chiffonier, and Tripli cate Mirror Dressing Table have genuine French plate mirrors. The Bed has open panel head and foot board. The Rocker Side Chair and Dressing Table Chair are finished to match the other pieces perfectly are extra. A Big Line of BABY VEHICLES Including Sideivalk Sulkies, Strollers, Push Carts, Go-Carts, Carriages, in the Popular Reversible Gears. The Bank of Personal Service The Commercial National Bank A NNOUNCES its removal to the cor ner of 14th and F Street (Weafory Ie the new COMMERCIAL Building) while NATIONAL being erected NorjhweaL BANK at 14th BUILDING is and G Streets, The Commercial National Bank, 14th and F streets. This Full Reed. Fiber 1 Baby Carriage $21 75 Handsome Roll on front of Carriage and hood. One piece tub ular gearing. Fine o;,-.n onrincr. Laree $ guaranteed Rubber TirCS. .DlfK-n- ,-- Body in natural reed finish or brown. UsnanaEBX'AXi i l-3nnw-ovAVi..li'r! II This Folding Go -Cart $8 75 Special Baby Fold ing Go-Cart, with sol id panel side; one mo tion full collapsible ; imitation leather hood. " (5) Foster Ideal BABY CRIB IneluainB jp. (jonunuous - i - Porcelain White1 "i?ot,. Trlonl" Babv Crib, including sprinjr. One side lowers. A sturdy crib and a jrrcat value. 732? store rfZr yvtrnoNzr l2 Continuous - P"""-., n m Jn,,r?r7?. Porcelain White C J,95 TM Mil? 'JMill ill ' lfl if B "Foster Ideal" Baby V Xf mhsMH Hgw0KHC&i W mm ilik Crib. including T I V4 MnasEtWllnffll " I spring One side . I 1 1 aiKtf;fe-iJlP A ($ lowers. A sturdy crib and a jrrcat f JL " " J-f-XT f 1 '2 . VH; BT1 HJins SYTffin t I snr sV-iNT7!J57Tv?S?' .naaw. rftnKYI 'MssnalWKsnMtaa fit &H r i l u lull I 3 j NMfcnSiiiin.-BiaTTv 1 mm vy HkA & $ ?n& Li U i HJl-j I iCaM '3rHsBMsiHks HEA . r 1s31 !"S W'WIbL'fefv S3' tA J)StfM I snail V94CnanHsnDananEs9xisT'sFv gSfcJiS; ' T J IP" naf 0 'Jumbo' Baby 1 Basin 29c Made of granite; substantial and convenient. Just the thing to give the baby a bath. Easy to handle. )S2ii&X5)e 1