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At last ' France has practically abolished •
the guillotine. Jhe last of Ihe guillotincrs,
ain'an of much refinement, tells what his
calling^osts him, in
Tfte Sunday Call • .
Volume cl— no. 153.
Carmen Are Offered the Sliding Scale in Force in Oakland
Telephone Operators Give Corporation Twenty-Four Hours in Which to Grant Demands
GIRLS PRESENT
AN ULTIMATUM
TO EMPLOYERS
Will Vote on Strike Issue
.;• at a Meeting _, to Be
: ; l;):;A f Held,Tonight- '/$
t ALL : COAST AFFECTED
I»o.ng" Distance as Well as
.; i Jx>cai Phone Lines May
\u25a0;
I DEMANDS .OF ; UNIOIsT
<J«ineral Increase Embraced
:^ Jin die Proposed Wagje •';'\u25a0<•
: -V- ; ' Sciieduie^ •.;; -r
Scale Proposed by
STITJKXTS oi operator* With
Irmm than three months' ex
. -gMTlraee, $30 a . month. : Op--.
. C •;= cr«ilor« ..with . more thun
tbror mon<h», but l«-«n - than \u25a0lx
' raonl U«" cipf rlr ncf, 1f 32.."i0. Op- .
rralor« , tvttli more 'than : fclx
naoathsi -but less \u25a0 than nine
noDtbx' experience,' .535.. Oper-
ntorn *«Ith more than nlpc
month-., but lr«« thsn opo year's
ripr rlrnrr. \u25a0. 537-"», " Operator*
with more th«n-.one ye«r> expe-
Hriife" a flat., rate, of *SO. All:
-puhiioi *xehansre:opexutor»_*j>i \u25a0\u25a0«?*li
air.-, thflftr On . private : exchanges
l-iirli.o" ; -drkiT their - par •; from;, the
\u25a0.tp'lei»hque. ;compaßy * at .'flat .rate
of *60. I-«»ne: dUtance ' operators '\u25a0
.the uoie a« Jo'cnl. \u25a0\u25a0' ' . • "'. ' \u25a0..• ;.'•>
X " tjhijbss ttie Pacific: Telcjphone
\u25a0r a-n^ XcicgrapH : toiripany' grants
!\u25a0 the! incTpase " : in %ya^eis \u25a0 djenianded
union, thfe 600
j%!rtsV.^ ; hp cpfhppse the organiza
.^uori; w(ll put. down ; their lnstru
[•mehts- totr^rq\v .ttiorhihg and
i ihus tieup hearty: the entire toast
A coirnmittee of the oper-i
raloirs upon -the company
iy'es'terday morning >vith a request
I- that. the: scale of; pay ,- : which now.
j jriiris: ,: f roni "S2B • ia :•' 545 and . $50/ a
-jinqnth, be raised to reach from: $30
[ to i^^^/rte company was given
;i 24. .hours in which' to reach a dc
v. cisionV e Thc girls .will iiold airiiass ;
t inciftin'g'-'.'tbmght.i'and"' if: r l?y . that
{ "tinjt a" _favorable^ reply vli^s : . not'
.( been received., from ' the/company
I'tne'. glfis.%wili ivote '.tp-.'strike*.
tlie- lops' .|dpcra*ors are :ln
' yoltred, a •strike in : San.lfrUueiscp.W'ould
.j .tlie/up'i. large part! of the 'toast system.:'
|. The icrisjt'bas come \afier.a -sexles'.of
I coa^erences .in; which" .the 'officials .ot.
I the telephone companY -have stated that
i they hail granted "as much" - as they 1
| cenlS. '.}\u25a0. h . .' ' *- ° •\u25a0• •'• '\u25a0' \u25a0"*"." \u25a0"
• -HoMpiJlijstm' of ; operators *'.
"The \ «irli. -compialn. that ' they" have
been, subjected to .lndlrnltlea •at * the
haneja-'^f the company- which, they can
no "lonareT tolerate. A. recent i'order if
r the company has . placed a- number *of
' men. In the 'position' of .chief operator
!' and the- ypnnsr.; wpmen-'nay that the
men perform the. wprk o? - spies. ."• I^ls
I cialmed'by the young:. women. that they
j have been 'subjected ta a" eo'rt of sweat
t i'tfg -process by .these mcn t yrh'o have
J iorced; them to sign: papers; .against
,' their will, which they found later were
I resignations 'from the union. ..-_
' The. srirts also have a number -of
J grievances bearing orf- the [condlt Jons
! which prevail oIn"o In" central ofllces. They
! say that the conditions .of their, cm
i ployment require '.women . as' chtef op-
j crators Instead of men.,
i "Whenever a girl leaves h.er. work
4 for a moment she is forced to explain
! her reasons to the. men in -charge," "sa|d
•one of the; young women last evening.
1 "If we as much'-as. whisper* to the girls
who sit'nexV to;u-s ; at the 'switch' board
i one of these spies^ rushes, over and
'. abuses, us. Then they "have a -way 'of
, docking us,", she continued,' "if.weare
! reported by some subscriber."
• Secretary 7 McCabe of the! labor coun
1 cil is. acting with', the committee, .ot
| girls '.which has been In conference
f with Manager \u25a0William' J. Phillips of
• the telephone . comuany. The girls ;wlll
\u25a0 meet tonight in Duboce hall at the cor
' ncr of Church and. Duboce streets and
{ will take decisive action.
PROPOSED -WAGE SCHEDULE: .
] The present scale or wages begins .at
{$28 a., month for, apprentices and runs
Cootlna cd on Page 3, ColoauTS
The San Francisco Call.
INDEX OF THE
SAN FRANCISCO CALL'S
NEWS TODAY
- TELEPHONE I, TEMPORARY 88
THURSDAY, MAY ,2,. I^o7
WEATHER CO>GITI6xS
YESTERDAY — Clear;- maximum temperature,
56; minimum, 50. • - • . -
FORKCAST FOR TODAY— Fair, with fog in
the morning. ' Page 11
EDITORIAL' .* ';'
Labor hW Its duties aii irell m its rights. P. 8 '.
The pursuit' pf Taft ls.'the nfewest form : of
eport. . .•' ':'. ' .••;..,.•. '. . >Pajre 8
Hearst's- plan tp 'lncorporate^ a .political .party
ruus apaln'ft a' enag. ... .• .'.' '.. •* " Piji S
Where Viet bone- b'as failed.- -.. P«*e 8
STRIKE SITUATIOJr • • . . ' "'" . ' . .
-• Conference " com«rlj:tee b'f the 'carineVs ; union
*ne*t« with . -P.resldent - Calhoui), \u25ba wbo" -' offer* , tUe
Oakland- scale as an."- »ltern»tlTe. v and "'warris,
i them th^t a strike will -be followed by 'nou
! recognition - of • the onion by. •\u25a0 the ' United * Rall
: roads.. ...'"\u25a0'•\u25a0•" ' • • • . •:• • . . Paje 1
• Sit bundred telephone girls are prepared to
strike If the company refuse's t.o scant "desired
'increase.i n.. wages. .. .. J - ?a«;e 1
. .Close of ftret.'tiay «f iron "• workers'* strike. finds'
'men- clajiuinc important coAcessiijnsi superin
tendent of . Union . iron, works 'asks -gOTernment to"
take charge ;cf uncompleted battleships. Pago 5
GRAFT' SCANDAL . ! .. .. .7 ':"_:<.: j. . '
: ;. Judge: £>unne. -orders . My'rrJl? • Cerf ; ejeete-l
from courtrix)m.-. where : BueT'a /trlai- •is - pro
gTesslng: = . .' ••••' •'-.' . . . i ' Figt !
\u25a0-'. -Grcnd Jury. Investlsatln's . the" iHrcal i expendl
fenV x>t \u25a0 $S90'("000 .oiit 'dr.; tbjs "aurplus'- fund by . the
board- "of .jsuperT-lsers.' ','.. '\u25a0• :." .." '.' "" • Paye 2.
. . Jory " : '&??» Terdld t f o^ ': Jfß,Dso < ln-\ : favor. of
Jbrmcf Chutes: employ? wbo lost' bis;. leg because
of \u25a0' «\u25a0' camel's bite. ." ' " ' * . r. "•'\u25a0•. \u25a0;.' '. ''.; Pif •. 16
' former circulation manager.- of . GhronlcJe.wlns
suU ft>r. back -salary doe. him. •'\u25a0.- - Page' 16
.- Angelo > DeTerlT is' charged with .murder-^of
rlTal saloon . keeper, :<3us ;Dondero. _- Pipe 16
Three, mew Jailed on charges of : h«Tlng:_r<>bbed.'
local .frtlght. she<U" of ; $5,000 worth . of . goods
during "last;- «*Ten months". • \u25a0* . .'.•"\u25a0'•\u25a0: ."Pa*el>
Board of. e<lncaUon'-. scores' :''r)olnt • in to"
prerent. the taking <of.. deposition* -in tte casifof.
Dr. Margaret Mahoney.V •. ' ':' :. .'. ' . '\u25a0- ' \u25a0'\u25a0 ' Page ; 6
\u25a0.• Board .of. public: work* decides to bring 'crimi
nal; proceedings,- against .ißoodler Sam'; DarJs; for.
opVr»tißff;a'firetrap tkeater.'. 1 ' ' - .\u25a0'':')\u25a0 P«*e,' 16
Superior Judge John A. Hosmer,dle« of Bright 1 *
dieease after' a week's illness. -.' Pag* 16
SUBURBAN .;. i ,' -.. '. ._.' : . : ."' •' :' : '..'.
'\u0084. Prof: \u25a0\u25a0.•W. : .S;'.- Day, {for^2o : jrearsi « ;. member
of . the. .faculty of ; the Y Presbyterian • seminary at
San .' Ansclrao, ' charged . with ', heretical '. teach
.'ings.-r;-,';..'-";;. '. •; . ,':'\u25a0 ''.•'.'\u25a0'\u25a0'\u25a0'.'::.\u25a0- .•*•«•;. 1
; •.. Explosion* In Hercules ; powder', works '.causes
death of . two . Chinese and serious, injury: to a'
foreman. ;'.;- : •'• \ ._. '/';' 'P»ge_lo
• Oakland board of. Works makes Dew ; rules to
\u25a0goTern." traffic. ' ... \ '•. ..- \u25a0 f; \u25a0: \u25a0 .' .-' \u25a0 *9
" \u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0' *ft.; H. -.Brown, • manager of an -Oakland ; cafe,
sued ';f or dirotce .on [ ground that he .is bestowing
aCectioas ' : on hla , cashier, .' -'. \u25a0 • /. Page 10
; coast \u25a0\u25a0Jv"'-' : '•'.•;. ;i '.\u25a0"' .''\u25a0'.\ \u25a0•[.'..". '.."
. ' Independent! oilT- prodncers. \u25a0 of -'.Cbalinga and
Kern' rlTer •; fields .- will .build pipe/ line , to'Vthc.
coast/ '.'\u25a0•...'.•; ' ; . ". ..:-.'.. -P»geß
.- Ten -.- -'national. pi»rdi. :companies; are dl«
.. Wilson. Mtzper is- sued for. divorce and will not.
.mak« a contest; ; -..'• '.; ..-. . . '-\u25a0 J\ '
: Attorney • for !:M«yer» " Hay wood : arid :Peittlbone -
•cores -Roosevelt *nd "governor ,'pt . Colorado as
haring shown hate toward the' prisoners. Pago * 2
- . Forty - women are < Injured ' in 'paste' caused \u25a0by
fire, in; Chicago. ; t \ '•-. • ... \u25a0; . V ;, : '\u0084 ' -/• Page 3
"Silent.*.: .'Smith \u0084: l e«T,eg -rest* fortune - to.
nephew. V"--.-' '.' . : -. ._.: •: . . ' • .- • Page 3
- \u25a0 Prestflent has political : agent- «ecretlj l at : work
learning the sentiment. of the: people. • ' Page 2
AKhftr '.llcEwen,-; noted ..ne'w«paper , wrlter4 : of :
the . 'Pacific " <oa?t.! '4ies "suddenly;, at • Hanrtltp'n,'\
Bermudal- -V- '\u25a0'- ~ ;'"'- - : . -. - : .' ~ ' •.- -' • Pa*e ; 2.
• Bescued miners ,M"h<j were entombed "more; than;'
'100 hours .will, recorer..-"/ "t" t • "v* c -Page'lft
SPORTS' *;•*.""•' \u25a0 ..**'-•\u25a0 •'\u25a0 *'• **'* \u25a0:•)
- . San "Francisco .. biasebail. team . shuts . out - Port-.,
land abd Oakland wins f/om ijoa'Angeles." Pag • V
' . Loglstllla: wfiis * the 1 Bcsique'.bandlcap ' art.- Em-;
>,tTTilie ; with- her ='• n*Ual ' v thrillln g ~ : .Btreteb'.'
:niß.;': niß.;'- ' '\u25a0\u25a0" !; li- : "\u25a0\u25a0'\u25a0'\u25a0 \u25a0'; : -' v •'""'.: ":h;.'~ ''?."**s,
• Plunger', *'Bob l> * tTnck«r; take«'lsßo,ooo ' «Jut r of
the* Jamtiei btttlag rin* on the rlctocy " of .' tbe
eolt..Woodlaae./_ - ; * " ' -!#! # *
': Manager. Coffroth goes to. Loa Angeles to tign
thi winner ot the Burns'-O'Briea fight' for a go
.with JJflrßfres. ' ' : * . .*\u25a0'';?•*• il
•American 4 chunqjon, Gould, wins . the ;' final"
match of \u25a0\u25a0 : the ; . court ': .- tennis'
tocrsament.. \u0084 ' ' ! \u25a0'.\u25a0*• *• ". '^**« -f
LABOR • •" •' • " > -
Building :' trades "council- temple, will be lenm-;
"pleted at ' once, . »s steeL material -is < belng^re-:
celved: '.. "\u25a0 " " J? *»'«. 9
jiAmxEJIJPI '-'.'• '•* '" ' •
. Harbor comqiisalooers *.\u25a0. \u25a0 begin ', the -. work .pt
clearing", bulkheads by ordering occupants -of fruit
arid cigar' stands t» x Vacate.. ,'"\u25a0'/-. > t> Page 11
'mixing ,•;". . ;••, :->.•' "\u25a0'\u25a0- ;
. Atiaiita mining «toek ; adTances jln price and
.Is -largely sola on - rumor -of : strike fi oh"
"leaseT \u0084 Page^t)
THE GALL'S
BRANCH OFFICES
SubscripUons and Ad vertise-
; ments /willibe r^eiv»dj '.in'. San| j
Frapcisco at following^^. offices:)
HjhEBK:-'.^^ - \u25a0-..^lylwHWßß^a
;":*\u2666• I«51 FILLMORE i STREET
; Open until ; 10 -o'clock | everyji night i
, :818';VAN-;NESS:AVKJftJH ;*• '.
Parent's Stationery Store. 1" ," ;
.-' SIXTEENTH i AND - MARKET ; STS. $
• Jackson's Branch.
S33HAIGHT STREET
Christian's Branch.'
86li ! .16TH'i'STV'COR: MISSION . fe
International [Stationery.' Store.
taBM[CHTOCH!sTBgIBT^i
'GeorgePrewUfß Branch. .'•_.;
2200 FILLMOREiSTREMr: Hi
; •;>;
\u25a0SA^-FR^Cp^^^
HERESY CHARGED
AGAINST DR. DAY
OF SAN ANSELMO
Well Known Member of the
Seminary Faculty Is
. • /UnHer-Fire
I^QUIRY;BEING MADE
|Stu«sents/It:ls Said, Are Not
I i . .Taught Orthodox Views '
i V'. -I; of Presbyterians N •
ACQUITTAL EXPECTED
Investigating. Conirnitteel Is
Not Finding Much jCoh
'. , • .elusive : Evidence f] ' •
:; :. OAKLAND. May 1 .—Professor
W.; S.. Day, . for twenty years a; mem
ber, of ' thft faculty, of . the San : Francisco
theological seminary at San Anselrno,
the leading Presbyterian educational in
stitution ; for. ministers • oh : the Pacific
coast, *is -under investigation". as to his
theological .vie\\-s. A petition filed .witK
the board of \u25a0 directors ; of; the seminary
ledl to-, the ' organization of * a select com-,
mitteie to .: inquire ->. into i the ; .'-'alleged
.Kiereticaliteachings.'of the professors and
particularly .i n regard ; to their, effect on
the students,- who, . it was i alleged," have '
Hjscdme - tainted ,,,with \u25a0 his i so X 'called iun
orthocloxr.views.;;' v \u25a0„ v>,vy,;-.' ,^- . V "
y: The committee "Is \u25a0 composed.: of | Rev.
William : Mar tin h6t Santa/Ros a; *eh ai ir-'
• man ; ; Rev. ' E. E. Baker. P.as tor ' o f .First
Presbyterian"* church • df J.Oakland, r * and
.Wales -L: - Palmer.'ari elder j of. the First
: Presbyterian -church.o f ; Oakland. \u25a0* ; .The '
cbnim Ittee : has; Had \u25a0 tke- various \u25a0 reports/
-statements.' and- alleged": \u25a0utterances' oJ
Dr./Dfiy's -former students \u25a0u.nder..'in
quiry: for. .some .time. ; The- committee'
(» -about ."ready ' to' submit. Jts^findings
'and.; the .'intimation was .strongly .made
tonig'hjt ..that ; the report € wbul'd'-be] fa
.vorable.'-tp .Dr.' Day. , . .-, • \u25a0' \u25a0 '
• The; \u25a0 tenor -of 'the charges'^ fs .• that
'mirifsfers-.;whb.- had . studied ;',urid,er-*.Dr.
l)ay iiave": from -.pulpits '-and ; in ; private
expressed' j unsound- Iviews .-of *.docttine
Continued-oil- Paße'^ C«lnnin 3--."-
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'"• "' ,"•. • UaV ' &n& the (ybcKti&&^ « BJ"
•'..\u25a0-\u25a0 . . ; • . • that i of the 'Chronicle. y^Ot ijOßwh&i at^tWildlitKOO e \u25a0 one \ casmot , toll [ aocnnrtely Jaat " irh»t change s «^ mm % '
WMfittfimfi'.- -. l:Wß:^ft-'~ -..•:\u25a0•• -'-."•\u25a0' , haTO, taken place. But lnaomiaob as the S^B! «ar *
• • ° 'V pa^^^^Btbutzfalritolth^Tadrertt^c'l r. * ;";;*-
\' ' '\u25a0':.'. "\u25a0'/,'. • * . .' >: settle f .thlß question _ : by Inviting a thorough examinatten of their reapectlTe drcula«ons by Borne well^ | \u2666• flra|
* - . •\u25a0 . ' * taiownfif^ .* .j •\u25a0••\u25a0\u25a0 • t * '
. \u25a0\u25a0-"•\u25a0l- :•'\u25a0..'."\u25a0.'- of the papert -will Tdo this i flrrt^m>y i such act inspire a great deal of cemfldence in It. -and If . **
•;..;;_ . t '\u25a0 * " ' • -one of these papers f makes' ; any Jeffort to avoid, such'a'fair examination the paper that- welcomes' HHB , •
: '. ._ '•'.':*" a •• * — \u25a0-'\u25a0-*. it|qu{ternaturany'(^lircar^ * • >..'\u25a0'\u25a0
q THE SAN FRANCISGO GALL will q THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL has al-
guarantee advertisers that it has, a larger ready given formal .permission tothe Asso-
paid circulatiqpthan the Chronicle. eiatibn of American Adyertisers to make
.fTTT^iji? caxt t?d r at T'c a jmßlic BcamiMti^
establishment^ and all its records, are Q THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL chal-
Bopen to public circulation examination at lenges the l|jft^i^^^#PffiSt
any time™without preyipu^riptic^H amination of the circulations of both papers.
\ San- Francisco,. April 25,. 1907;%/ • f\ V, ' W.-\HORNICK, General- Manager, Jbe CaU,
WILSON MIZNER'S
WIFE SUES FOR
DIVORCE DECREE
"It Is a -Sad^Ending to an
•Unfortunate v Affair,"
He^liaments
WILL N 6tl CONTEST
Declines to^Discuss Stage
Beauties" Supposed to Be
_\u0084 Goresppndents
REFEREE? APPOINTED
Def ehdant JPenies That Any
Money Haslßeen Paid
-/: .•;" * inlthelCase
1: NEW 1 \u25a0 YORK/V May . I,—Wilson1,—Wil
son ; Mizner tonight .confirmed the
report that his wife, Mrs. . Charles
T. Yerkes-Mizner, had sued him
for absolute, divorce; He inti
mated that, several :corespondehtsVfiadt«^elenj£name: corespond
ehtsVfiadt«^elenj£named \u25a0- 'arid said'
that ; wHile^HelHa'd denied all the
allegations^heha'dfdetenniried riot
•to contest, the suit, V;;*; •;* > V' '\u25a0\u25a0$!.}
°" - 4 Yes, ! ; it , is^ali|joye_r," Miziier
said ; "it* " is \u25a0a . sad ending .to . a
ver>; unfortunate affair. ' : My wife sued
nfe for ?div6fcV.rtThe*cas«^n r a"a; sent \u25a0to
"a'-"refereeTa|nd«she\wlll - obtain^ her '• d_e-"'
cree." all in and:' ; the
papers |ha y e -.. bee^ri ' ta k a <i ',. toj t h o \ j ud %<s:
I^denfedithe at'.fgations.Voftcourae.Vbpt
rsha-ninoH^ht^^uiLryg^-^^^
> s^V'lienV asked* -on, grounds the
suit ,wai brought' Miznerj said: ;V .. /; . ;
/ "You : can .bring suit for' divorce.* in
tnis-.'state ;r on v ;only, one . gfrotind;. can't
you-.?'.' "" \u25a0', . | -'• * \u25a0 '\u25a0.. .* . * \u25a0; •^^^•\u2666^
• : ;."TJien .who "was .the.- corcjsp'ondent?".
was -the next question, -i '.' i '•'
[. ".Thatljdeclihe' -.to discus^," saia he. ,\
' "Reports •; have , it ' that several „ young
\Vom«n" of ; the stage were named "-.by
youVj wife, ""Tie was reminded.."* '"" f '. y, : -\'; m }
} •\u25a0".Well-, ' isn't* it. usual - for !a \u25a0 number, of'
p«rsons'- to -be 'mentioned in- cases like
this?" he asked. '•\u25a0;.•• : ;' T. v ' r
' . "Asa matter, of fa£t.- did . you.not call
6n ; Miss.; Grigsby wlien »thajt # - young
woman was in ;tpwni recently) to'sue-tjie-
. Continued on "Page • 10,' i Column i 6
CALHOUN of the Umted'Railroads informed the conference committee
7C%M?f~---. of the, carmen's: union arid Father Yorke yesterday that {he company was willing to give
its employes the- choice of -these 'terms : Ayyears contract in accordance "with the recent arbitra
'^Jiipndpa'rd, or/the sliding (scale now in force on th& streetcar lines of Oakland.*
Calhoun Submits Final Terms to the
Conference Committee of Union
f sThe conference committee from the carmen's union, accompanied by Rev. P., O Yorke, waited
on President Calhoim ; yesterday afternoon at* the, Oak and;Broderick street offices of the United
Railroads,-; and' the. meeting Was without result.. '\u25a0>,'' \u25a0 \ % '; \u25a0
As was/ reported 1 in The Call Yesterday morning, the committee was instructed to again present
to thecompany the $3 .and eight hour terms, and that failing, to learn, what* were the best terms Cal
houn would offer. These, instructions were carried out. 'Calhoun said positively that he would not a
entertain the former proposal for a $3 and eight howc fate,' and added that'as.the men had said at the
last conference that they preferred, the Oakland scale, that if they .would come-to him with that scale
as an authorized basis of settlement he would entertain the proposition! .The men replied that the *
exact Oakland"- scale,*- rising from 30^ ' J ~~* — ~ *
cents to 40 'cents, accordfng to* years of
seniority, .would.' not .be acceptable • to
the -bunion,'' as .it 'would mean /that- 65.
per cent- of -the men /would receive; 70
cents, per week less than at present,
but/ that if Calhoun - would agree -to
•rate the ' men : now fn the "employ (of
the company bo that- they would
cijive not.less than at "present .they
thought ; the Oakland scale mjght _be"
accepted. . * - -<- '.-, "••"*•'
WOULD SEVER RELATIONS i
This suggestion was v definitely t re
fused by Calhoun; who , then said:! \u25a0
, "I am '. ; : extremely anxious*' to, avoid
strikes, but I think that the -nrembers
of the* union* ought ; to* understand: that
I 1I 1 said- at a meeting "of the* executive
committee .or, the amalgamated . street
railway/ employes /of' America; a; few
weeks -ago in ,'Detrolt,^ at 'which' meet-/
I ihg^Cornelius- was; present, .'that-'lf the
I union /in'-San'Franclsco- refused to ac-_^
; cept "i the: result si of * the jaward t^of «;the
| ;boardplsf|?afbitration,; boardplsf|?afbitration, • of' T^-iiich -Chief
! Justice • Beatty — wsis-^-thjrfrmanr'-f and^!
I "struck; that -the relations*<betW{Sen the
[ ?6mpanyjand Uhe/tinionlwouldlbe'per- j
j manentlyj severed."" // . ' **• ' < . : !
'•" iNonfecognition of the. union. is a^seri- i
ous.. point .-'.with .the x carmen, ..who /-are ;
confronted". 1 "- with'. /three ~ r alternatives: |
Either Vto C accept scale'of r 31^ 32
and S3 cents ; per, hour,' or lto 'accept'' the
Oakland scale ;of from'3'o •to > 40 v cents j
per~hour, according tor years of •ser-'l
.vice,"' or Jto strike 'and ; incur the penaity
of permanent : ironrecognition, 'as weU ;
as. entering, upon a conflict .Which/ many
of ''tHem ' believe -would ( be ill' advised I
and;disasVroxjs. ; /. • . * °. /-. ;• • '\u25a0'.-\u25a0
'-The /executive 1 . Icommittee1 committee of the car-/
"ineh/'wHl. meet' -tonight to" 'discuss 'this.
situation and "frame -its recorairiehda
tionsVto.'<;the /full!*; unren. - ; : ; .'..•'•V. ''']
The -lead.ersV are between' 'two ; fires.
- -^pyo^Xvould know the real charm of
!lli^t>rmi beating hobo life, read the article
by Jack' Jimgmeyer, collegeman hobo, j
photographically illustrated in
: The Sunday £a\\ .
©n. the ; t one ', hand, they.- realize' that" a,
strike now means defeat to their cause.
Ont-the' other, hand they hava aroused
the .excitement At ,the men*, and It will
be difficult; to present the situation" at
another/: midnight mass ',; "meeting .fn
such'a way that the men wilt* not;" vote
down discretion and declare . a *str ike. ...*'
..Today finds the 'company on definite
ground and prepared to defend its posr
tion -to'lfthe utmost, while, - Uie uiiion
has been aroused to a belligerent atti
tude : without having adopted its con
tention. BftlSßKßflhsilß
statement' by cALnorx
. the following authorized, s'tate
mentsthe different parties to the con
troversy; recite the story as it appears^
to^them:* - : " -5 , ' '.*,
"-l.The committee 1 of tht carmen, accompanied by
F«ther;Yorke,. met'. the^offlctals of ithe_- United
Kallraads by Hppoinunent this afternooa at S
O'clock/.^ At jthe^last . meetlng>wlts>; Jht 'i^iptplt^
; tec'Mrl^ CorneUns on. Its "behalf ' insiste'l ' jlia t th«
I Oa klaiu] ,* scale V was -better for the ~- employen of
| th«T United '; Ra llroads \u25a0; than 'that " flxe<l ; by the re
cetij board :of; arbitrators^"' of whloh Chief Justice
• Beatt^^wai f 'cliilriaan^^'S W& ;• tpid \ b!m ' that ; In
this '. hei wasV -in/ error.' and 'that :th*"«:ale flseti
by^the board ot ; arbitration w*s > the. highest rate
paid -.'by/iany} street 'company ;in \u25a0 thls^
country "except -'that ;of. Bntte.'. Mont. ,'At-"_thkt*
time \ the - Insisted.] that^t^e : members
of^the^nnioa would faTprrthe Oakland; scale, and
we* toldj the '."comm Ittee that *If \u25a0 they offered . the
company,' the scale, we _wou)«I accept lt^
The . committee -now, realises .tha^t tke Oakland^
scale '! would >' reduce^the -first," . second sod' third
year men 'employedjby 'the .United K&ifroads one
cent 'an hour and that under the^'Oaklarnt • scale
65^ per cent'of 'our. employes w^uid. '.receiTe
a" less'rate .- of 4 wages, thqn \u0084-that_... fixed' for
'them '\u25a0 by . .the . hoard -of \u25a0 arbitration; jtud ..which
the I company is to ;pay for.- the ensliiins ,
'. We. renewed ouf offer," to make "a" contract
\u25a0 with the' union /to' pay'its •menjbe'rS 'forithe en-.
suin'gfTyear,' the : high rate ; of.'wages~flied» by 'the
arbitration board*. > .'. •'\u25a0 PATRICK'. CJALHODN*.''.';
. The -attitude of -the conf.eren.ee, corri
'.mittee ot the^ union is shown by.; the
PEIGE FIVE CENTS.
following: statement, which was dic
tated yesterday afternoon by* .Richard
Cornelius at .Ihe xaeetingr of the
mittee/ after -it had left the company's
office." Cornelius makes no cpredlctlon
of the, 'action of the- union.' but ., says,
that 'it. is willing to agree upon teems
nearer 'the company's proposition than
'Its first demands. He says: •
At -the meetinsr'of the carmen's onion 3 eariy
thls-moniln??, after st-reral hours* discussion., lt
w a* decided. in the Interests of the public, wel-^
fare and peace that a committee in 'company
with Father Xorke^wonlA wait on the, company
and offer a proposition in the nature of a com
promise. This iTaa done, and Mr. Calhocn, with
his usual tactirt, took this for a sign of weak
ness on the part a the union. « and when tB»
committee* laid the matter before him on lines
he had said he would look farorably upon ho
absolutely reppdiated them and went off oa an
other proposition altogether. Bte* wanted \u25a0 to
make conditions worse than they ar« at present
and to reduce the wages of Ber»ral hundred men
. Ui.^order -. that a fewjplarht obtain a ralse.'^So
than .retain. thos« men In their present
wages*, (which meant a difference of 1 cent per
hour) Mr. Calhoun is .willing to plunge this city
Into Inrtns trial strife. ' •
>« Father. Yorke. on v l>efralf -of theranjon. marfo
eyery concession' that euuld . possibly N» made by
anybody of. men. The carmen's ualoS bas don't
everything that self respectins men could do In
•order to maintain neace, bnt Mr. L'slliona *:il
not concede one point. ; W« _ were "willing to
meet him mow th^n'.half way and cau^dono
more." jb". -'-*\u0084'•'" ~-_
. '6. Cordes,' Terry Francl*.: J. McDor dd, Harry
Ref«r T.; P. \u25a0 Cooper; Karl Fisher. T. "V» Savder,
Richard Cornelias; Conference ' Committee.
;. . ' 3IULLALIVs # OPIMO.Y,
Thornwell Mullally make? It plain In
the fol^wlng statement that the com
pany "will "riot recede fro.m the position
it has. taken, and holds it. has offered
all' that.it can" afford to pay. He Drlngs
out ,the, fact - that . the conference com
.mittee.-came to .the meeting:' with Cal
houn • yesterday .witttout having " any
authorized proposition to present,, be
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