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Committee of Citizens Meets With Mayor to Consider Disturbed Industrial Conditions
Both Sides Assert That They
Are in the Fight to Stay
Carmen Only Ask
to Live Like San
Richard Cornelius
"We are not going to compromise.
We are out for $3 and eight hours, and
nothing short of that will stop this
strike. Do I welcome ' the interven
tion of the conciliating committee? I
do not know whether I defer not. It
depends on what the members accom
plish. If they aid us in securing from
Patrick Calhoun an eight hour day and
a $3 wage schedule, then most cer
tainly I welcome them in this discus
sion. Otherwise I do not. We will
stand for nothing else than our first
claim, $3 and eight hours.
"There was a conference today be
tween the committee, the Geary street
railroad officials and later>with myself.
I will be more than glad ;to see the
men at work on the Geary street cars
again, but not unless $3 for an eight
hcur day is paid. If the company is
willing to-do that the striking carmen
will report for duty at once, but not
"We received an invitation this even
ing touching 1 on that matter. A mass
meeting: is to be held tomorrow tFri
day) night at Fourth avenue and
Clement street to discuss a proposal
that the supervisors take over the
management of the road. This, too,
will be heartily Indorsed by the car
men if the wages and hours are what
\\-f demand."
• The Fituatlon is unchanged. Wednes
day the United Railroads started cars
from nowhere ' and ran them back
again. Thursday the company started
more cars from the same place, ran
them part of the way to nowhere and
then ran them back again.
The cars carried no one hut" strike
breakers and thugs.
Mr. Hullaliy. charmirg young assist
ant to his uncle, president of the United
Railroads, says: "We will break this
strike of the carmen if it takes a week
or a year."
I have not observed Mr. Mullally ope
rating any of the cars; but that is nat
ural enough — he don't know how.
Mr. Mullally seems to have forgotten
there is any person in San Francisco
with the exception of his illustrious
uncle and himself. The streetcar men
were here first. They preceded both
Mr. Mullally and his uncle, and they
have no idea of leaving. In fact, they
have a suspicion that they will be here
when the strike ends, and they suspect
they will have something to say about
when the strike shall. end. '
Sfr. Mullally reg-ards the killing and
manning of innocent" persons, and the
burden he is placing on every one in
San Francisco, as of no moment com
pared with the interests he and his
uncle hare in breaking up the carmen's
union. I hope Mr. Mullally will ex
perience a change of heart and charac
ter. I hope he will get acclimated so
that he will feel like a Calif ornian. I
hope he will then permit his employes
— his old and faithful employes, who
stood by him in the dark days, of last
April — to live like San Franciscans and
Californians. »
Say Calhoun Is to Blame for
Tuesday's Rioting
Members of the Carmen's
Conference Committee
Issues Statement
By the Committee of
the Carmen
Mr. Patrick Calhoun declares today
that '"the union men on strike were j
evidently prompted by unseen, forces to
try and do damage to our property." j
We wislj to state that' it is a deliberate ;
falsehood for Mr. Calhoun to say that
the union men on strike tried to dam
age his property, and we assert that it
is downright driveling idiocy for Mr.
Calhoun to be talking of unseen forces
urging us on. •
Will Mr. Calhoun look us straight
in the face and «ay he is aiot responsi
ble for tbe shooting last Tuesday? x
What was the ostensible occasion for
that shooting?
Patrick Calhoun says it was the con
duct of the mob. _>
• But who created the mob, who
worked up its passions, who provoked
• and tantalized it until it could be do i
longer restrained? Patrick Calhoun.
Patrick Calhoun did that and did it i
deliberately. He wanted the riot and j
he g-ot it
Suppose a frontier cowboy rode his I
mustang tip Market street and being
plentifully supplied with 1 red liquor be- \
gan to brandish his gun and abuse the
' pedestrians.
He, if properly behaved, has as much
right in the streets as Patrick Calhoun
when properly Wehaved. Patrick Cal
• houn when not properly behaved has no
more rigrht in the streets than a drunk
en cowboy. . \\
Suppose &\u25a0 crowd collects to witness
the cowboy's antics. Who is responsible
for bringing it together? Is it not- the
Suppose the crowd gets angry : be
rause of the cowboy's demeanor; who is
responsible f or. the anger of the crowd?
. Is it not the cowboy? .' .
Suppose the crowd is by anger turned
Jnto a mob and assaults the cowboy.
Who is responsible but the cowboy? '
Suppose the cowboy shoots right and
"left into the mob arid kills; is there
any court in the world that will not
hold him for willful murder?.
Is this not precisely what Patrick
Calhoun has done? Very nearly. There
is a characteristlc'difference. . The cow
boy, with the courage of his kind, does
his own sbOoting.v Patrick. Calhoun,
with the courage of his. kind, hires oth
ers to do his shooting for him.
Mr. Patrick Calhoun deliberately'be
gan to create j lot in Jsan* Francisco fo?
his own purposes. What; right liad he,",
a private man, to establish an, arsenal
in the' heart of ; the:city? \ ii r et .tfits-is
what he has done whhhis barns. From
those barns hls'agents. have fired jm^the
Pi'blic without": cause : or.; provocation.
.What are the police • rbcut? 4§2£SSl3ossj£
If there is a disorderly, house in" the !
• city what do^the police f do?. < If ! there
i is a -house from which come "Bounds of
< strife. O f discharged firearms, from I
Company Opposed
to Any Plan of
Patrick Calhoun
There is not the slightest truth in
; the rumor which you have called' to
• my attention that I am considering a
; settlement by compromise. I would
: not entertain the proposition of offer
ing the men who have left my employ
! ment $3 for a nine hour day as a basis
; of settlement of this strike.
J The relations between the United
| Railroads and this division of the
; amalgamated association of street
! railway employes of America has been
( permanently severed.
j The situation now is . simple: Aa
i'rapidiyas the company is Justified by
i the protection it is given it will resume
j service. It will never submit to the
proposition that an individual citizen
j owning no interest in this company and
; having: no public position shall BtTro
j gate to himself .the rigrht to say when
jand how the cars of this company
j shall be operated. >.\u25a0 "' i
: I notice in a morning paper that a
(committee applied to Mr. Cornelius for
}a permit to allow the Geary street and
j the California street -cars to operate,
j and that this private citizen, who has
• no interest in any of these properties,
j replied practically tTiat he could not
j permit them;, to be operated except
! upon an eight hour day and. a. ?3" rate.
; As I have repeatedly stated, we have
.no quarrel with the union nor with
J anybody else. We are, engaged in a*
j peaceable, legitimate effort to operate
1 our cars with our own employes. It
is for the community to preserve the
peace and to protect itself from the dic
tation of any man or set of men who
i undertake, without authority of law, to
paralyze the industries of this city. To
me it seems monstrous that any man or
any set of men are permitted to exer
cise a power that the state itself would
not be permitted by courts of law to
exercise— that is.* to prevent by force
j the operation of your street railways. -
May Call Upon the City to
Take Over the JLines
Richmond Residents Want
Geary Street System
Put in Operation
The committee of the Richmond im
provement club, composed of Frank
Maestretti, PL H. Countryman andO. L
Scott, has called a meeting to be held
tonight at Point L.obos and Fifth ave
nues, at which the question of a ser
vice on the Geary* street, car line ': will
be considered. The committee has con
ferred with President Horace G.Platt
of the Geary street ; company and the
officials of the union, and it Is believed
that a basis of agreement may ; be
reached by which the line maylbe op
erated. ;'f.> :
Should the committee find that no
arrangement can : be made with the
company, and the union,- it will call
upon the city to take over the line and
operate jt. The people In the Richmond
district have suffered keenly through
the strike and believe that summary
measures should be adopted to operate
the Geary street line. -The company's
franchise expired two years ago . and
the city is in a position to take over
the line at any time. -•• .. . v;
Andrew Saunders, a marine cook,
with an. armful of circulars entitled
'Trie Up. the Town," \ , was arrested last
night at Turk and 5 Flllmore streets,
charged with distributing bills without
a license. The circulars^he carried bore
the- stamp of the socialist' party and
advertised a meeting at Equality hall,
139 .Albion street, at which Walter
Macarthur was tospeak. Friends gave
bail in the sum of $20 for Saunders and
he was released. . ; .
the windows of which bullets fly into|
the streets, what do the police do? . !
Suppose they do nothing— ls it not
i certain that the disorderly, house will ;
draw a mob and start a riot? 'The po- ;
| lice clean the house out and th%y carry
j off the"occupants to jail.
What is the Turk street barns but
a disorderly house? .Is there any ele
ment of disorder wanting, , from the
I infamous character of the inmates to
their wild shooting upon persons on
the streets?
Is there any need, to suppose the ex
istence of unseen\forces to account r for
a mob,. in front of such a- disorderly
, house? \ It would be a ; miracle <if there
were not a . howling, mob there. It ; is
Mr. Calhoun's mob,. created by; Mr." Cal-
I houn's tactics " and ; for^ Mr.; Calhoun's
I purposes. . .Whatever > damage it does
is directly caused by Mr. Calhoun him
self. '/, ; ,\u25a0 . v.:-' \u25a0 ; ,- ; ;;*/"'^
But what are the police doing? What
kind of , a government ; have we : that
will permit , such: a disorderly; house to
exist and ' create mobs and • riots ? The
re,medy is not to drive . the ' people back
with clubs arid lay open their - skulls
with staves. V The remedy, is to suppress
the disorderly house V and arrest > the
armed hoboes in \u25a0it for vagrancy.; Chief
Dlnan, you know. -very ; well;; that- if
Patrick Calhoun's thugs '.-.'were Horned
loose on-the city tomorrow without Tan
occupation you would be compelled 1 ; in
order to keep the peace to run "them
out of town ior to throw \u25a0 them i in "j jail;
Why shouldn't you- do ; the { same 1 now/
when you know; that' they Tare hired
by. a rich man", to, shoot down.the'pobr?
No, Mr.: Calhoun, - therej is j no] need fof
supposing ; that .there are unseen forces
urging people i to' violence. .i.Toui' are
the 'only \u25a0'\u25a0- one , that ' does^ the .urging/
Your .motives, it. Is-^true,..are"; unseen.
We do not;try;toiunderstand them; Our
consciences; are too j honest > arid .0 our,
minds" toolaimple -.even; to : imagine the
ways of high finance.;; V . r* ; *
\u25a0 C. Cordes, Perry 3 Frances, J.:McDon
ald, H. Rees, T/ P.- Cooper, \ Karl Fisher/
,T. ; I* Snyder, *R. Cornelius, ; conference
committee. .;
Additional Serrlee
cessatloh'sof,'.; streetcar "serv-*
ice ; In San Francisco .. ndrth i and "south
bound, trains vwlll; stop: -at
street station, Vexcepting.itralns -20, v 22
i and ! 18. > trains .-between I San
I Francisco " and-Ocean; Viewi will?leave
San ; -Francisco ?\u25a0 6:05 .p. "m.v. daily -; and
leave Ocean X View/* at a 6:05 -'a.im."3and
7 :20 * a.* : nui dally.".- 1- Round := trip i tickets
between • these points," good ; ont date^of
sale ori day : after >\u25a0 date ; of | sale, i will ibe
sold" as '.follows:^.- Between -.Third v street
and Valencia^' 20c; between Third \ street
and; Ocean View.- 2 5aTBf>aajMIMMllw{a * m
y Till: fcLUv .FUA^C-ibCO CALL, i/KIDA^. MAY lU, -ll^-
Captain Gleeson's Peace Persuaders
Captain Gleeson is standing in the, rear, of the auto. In front of him is 'Sergeant Harry Hook. Standing
on the step to the right is Patrolman Jack Tillman. On "the left, side are Patrolmen Charles Goff, Pat \u25a0 But
ler and Joe Gorham. \u25a0 "'\u25a0 r_ : 'V -\u25a0\u25a0""•-,".
Conference Appoints an Executive Board
to Devise a General Plan of Action
Walter Macarthur
Be More Potent TKan Arbitration Proposals
: Mayor Schmitz's call for, a meeting of
50 citizens named by, himself whosejad
vlce"; he; desired ,-i in y "dealing - with^'dis-.
turbed: industrial I conditions throughout
the city brought 33, men together in; tha
mayor's office : yesterday morning.^They
were Informed .by ; Mayor Schmltz that
he found : it Impossible to work in har
mony \u25a0 with^ the board of J supervisora at
this .time, and -feeling'; the^need: of 'wise
counsel ;he , had called '.I upon v the i men
present ;to •;\u25a0 aid s hlm ? .with • advice,\' not
only, in settling present industrial
ficulties, but in \u25a0 planning ' future k work
along constructive lines for the; im
provement of "the-, city. He : declared
his confidence f : in their ; ; wisdom, fj and
said i his V own intentions ;t at I this ?;tlme
were rto order, : even if ! such
extreme ; measures .as were 'employed
after the fire'last year, should be-re
quired." - ;\u25a0. '.•'•\u25a0; ; :; •\u25a0-\u25a0'-[
. The net result . of the was
the appointment; of \u25a0 an:; executive com-;
mittee^of' seven, v delegated Ho^devlsei a
plan v of action \. which theji larger ,* com-i
mlttee f might use ;; in/its endeavors fto
settle the strikes. '.This executive ".coin^
mitteeisto report toHhfii general -jcom-^
mittee tomorrow morning at the mayor's
office. Its members -include;: the 'follow
ing men: ; R-8.-Halei; chairman;; TV.. T.
Bartnett; P. H.r McCarthy/. F. ; B/ v Ander-{
son;; William P.' McCabe, Michael Casey,"
A.lbertE. r Castle. '-.; \u25a0\u25a0, \u25a0.'":'\u25a0'.':\u25a0'.\u25a0. ;"\u25a0- ':'. ' '*"!\u25a0:;.:?
\u25a0 The men;; -who : were present; when
Mayor Schraitz called i the : ' f peace|comx
mlttee". to" . order yesterday ;^, morning
were: George /A:^ Knight, jJ.;? Downey
Harvey, Mark ' Gerstle.'r W. cJ. i Bartnett,*
W. F. Herrln, 1 W. H.^ Metson, 4 - R; P.'"Jen
nings,- G: "vW Bell, TA^ E.; Castle.|Michael
Case jv Paul Cowles, ' J.T B. v Relnßteln,'*; R.
M. Tobln, E. i> J..de';Pue;^'Andrew.' Fufu
sethr J Andre wiJ.; Gallagher,;' W:: ' R.
Hagefty, J. K. "Jones, Walter Macarthur,
P. ?H.; McCarthy, ,,E.f F. ;M; Mo ran,'> : David
Rich;; O.' : 'Al Tveitmoe,* George Ail Tracy;
Rev. P.* C. s Torke.* F. N. A Belgrano,? F/ B. F
Anderson,' n Chief P Justice ";?,Wllliain7 H."
Beatty,: R.^B.: Hale;V J^ RTs Howell," Hart
land i Law; and ;P.'^ McCabe. . .
ss Mayor; Schmitz f proposed i that ; a (cbm
mlttee chairman be selected, saying that
any i of i those I present | would i suit i him.'
P."; H. X McCarthy i nominated * the '? mayors
Gsorge ' Tracey, J ? president ; of • the state
federation ' of ; labor," believed f; that { it
would-be v best *to Select i man
than : the mayor! for 4 theposition;t though
he j insisted \u25a0 that ! in; makinglthe] sugges
tion he did^not. wish, to j reflect
mayor's capability.'^ No i further^ opposi £
tion^to v P.'^H. ->? McCarthy's!? motion if de£
.veloped =; except; that"; Involved •jn^George
Knight's^declaration ithaV the
off anyi such fiCommlttee J seemed | super
' fluous ; to him,": and the may or \u25a0 assumed
charge j as I permanent f chairman.^ Ruf us
P.T Jennings was j made* secretary^ Percy
,T.>g Morgan'; first t-yice'i presidentS^and*
George fA^Tracey-second^yice'presldent.*
; .* A* proposal' fro m;the; mayor^ that; thoso"
present J riame^ a^cojm"mltte]e^ 6f^s l?|pf
.whom Vi 25 ' shouldJ L be~|busihess 's meh^and
25 union: representatives, Uheroddjman
to be^chosen (by4tho|3o/;|broughtj;fr6m
Ge6rge^Tracy ; >; tliej; statement fthatf he
believed ; 50 ;men\would|beTplenty,'!as|it
iwasv'quite|unllkely;fhe|^ou^htl^tha.ti wasv'quite|unllkely;fhe|^ou^ht l^tha.t
lute i^equalityJonf ariyi proposition". ; ._
"."; R: ' B.>HaleVmade)the|suggestiontthat
an l executive :JcommHtee^ofj^seven^be
chosen* to ? suggest 'a^ plam to) settle f the
strike. - Speaking >to^ thisf motion *kWal^
riecessary^f^r^such |ah| executlye£com^
mittee J.to!TremVmbjßr^tn*atJa|c^mniittee^
wlth'f slmilarlclaims ;\u25a0; had : fal ready beieff
appoihted;|[thls ; \u25a0\u25a0committee ; being fmade
up | of | representative^ labor^union v men,*
business "men land * clergymen.' '".. \u25a0\u25a0..These
citizens w'ere ; at ? work?'. trying ;to ' solve
the ;: strike - : problem and It '.would \u25a0-. be
desirable", to \u25a0 work jln conjunction < with
them; or procure- a^ merger of , the com
mittees. ?\u25a0>':':'::{ v*. ; ]'j' i^'-,''; ."-'\u25a0*- TC; "'
C? Macarthur" was skeptical about
value ~of J arbitration "; secured " by > such
committees and 'cautioned those present
against Janyiimove - that i might '\u25a0 add ;
the'rcomplexity ; : of ; ah i already : strained
situation.;;; He •- advised -.his f ellbw/.com-"
mltteemen ,to * bear >. in t mind c that there
are. 90,000/ or.; more : men"; at "'.work ' now,
as against i 9,000 ; Btrike,;. and "i the
90.000J would 8 h'avaV to 7be > considered aa
well'as Uhe i 9.000J J He .urged" theJadop
tionTo(;measures^that^would. be con
ciliatory,:';], belieyihg ' that^ such -J a stand
would Ihef; moref potent any]\pro
pbsallto'; arbitrate; theTdifllculties.\ /, : \u25a0/,
r:\VT: v 3:) Bartnett ; ; said ). that t- he :\u25a0 had ; a
broad conception of the functions vested
In the committee! |=He thought the com
mittee h should I give i; all ?\u25a0 encouragement
tofallfself ;constitutedVcommitteesrthat
are :now>working,;for;: the; betterment rof
Industrial conditions. He further stated
that lin i his > : judgment \u25a0=? the % function ; of
the';'citizens'{cornmittee of -fifty must be
to , assure ! to the", world \u25a0 that San ; Fran-
cisco 1 is : a : law .; abiding city; :* that ; San
Francisco; is^not" to be ruled by. mobs;
that it does' riot' require; a military Jrule;
but ! thai : law. and 'order, will be info reed
by ; the community/ He "stated:
"I \u25a0; think |that;Uhis^comniittee^ should
stand as .representing! the people *of; the
cltyf^-representing jail « of ithe i people fof
the city."
Bartnett?|further^said: "The prob-
lemfof • our.- city.' is ;'a
seriousj* one." '?\u25a0 Tensor
dollars " y are V needed • immediately for
public } improvements^ '. have ' twelve
million i'dollars : |of bonds : , in % the \ treas
"uryj whjchVca^nhot ibejs'old,': and * itlwlli
be {necessary 4to f amend the 1 charter! by
a vyote T - of | the ; peopl©; and a \u25a0[ ratification
by_;.the \ legislature ? sol that bonds Jso 1 is
sued > may be' sold 'at' tho>est obtainable
Among i others l who's spoke .were : I Da
vid! Rlchs,"W.l H.i Metson,"t Andrew-, Furu^
seth^ Walter ; Macarthur.f Albert^ -B.* Cas
tle, f A: \w;" Scott "Jr.^ P. i H.? McCarthy^
Rev. P.'i. CiYorkeVi Frank " B. Anderson
andJß.f B^,Hale. ;^- : :; !: ;:-,;H: v '> : --- .-'\u25a0 \u25a0• -.-\u25a0:,; <-\u25a0
During; thej general discussion Vof {the
committee'si ttee's | scope \u25a0 and; aims,* George *A?
Tracyl announced that \ he ; had i received
lhformatlbnlfMm f JanrofflceV-ofithe:eleci'
trical J union > No. ! | 151^ that f the
;UnlonVwasl planning jtolyote" to "strike
in '% syinpathy;rwith ,j, the Tstrlke lot % the
telephone girls. Tracy urged the mayor
to send advice to the electrical workers
against \ such < a ? sympathetic^ strike. ,
Another of Riot Victims Is
Reported to Be Dying
; AlbertlC.,iPalm,>the"; Oakland chauf- !
f cur, aged; 25, who was ; shot I throußh !
th'e^ead(and\throat;lnlTurk gtreetiriearl
is % repbrted|to Ibe J in s af dylh g
condition^. .," Palm \u25a0• is fa^ patient ; at % the
Clara' Bartbh') hospltal.|iThe'. house] phy?
:thatlPalm;had'suffered;a'rela'pse T durlng
the ?af terrioon 'i and * could f not * possibly
jecSver^mX^p^^ V:->--.-. •";,;;-> [
i?>]At | the | time I he ; was i shot ; Palm ;wa»
In|theTautbmobllea(b£| Manager! Guy,lC.*
Smith! of IthelNoveltyXtheater.^andlwas
! wou'ridedlbylstrikelbreakers/lwhol fired
| intoPthefcrowd|that|waslrollowingfa
car.^ James^Walshf and f Jqhh| Buchanan
have'dled'frbmlthe; effect of woundsTre*
ceived' onVruesday. . . v '
,the -\u25a0 other v; patient
whbselwbunds S wereTcbn'sidered if ataj,*i3
at the 1 Mount ZiorH hospital f and; waslrei
ported last night to be in a fair way
to ; : Leisery was \u25a0\u25a0Bhot v through
the chest' and neck. . ; The other victims
of ; the .rioting are \u25a0 reported l . out of
danger.":- ; : : ; \u25a0• \u25a0•\u25a0;'\u25a0\u25a0•\u25a0'-';">.
Industrial Association Will
Lend Calhoun Aid
The United Railroads Ms to be aided
in its fight to operate its cars by James
A.i Emery,, the secretary, of the national
industrial association. : . "
'iTelegrams; were 'received at the com
pany's > offices i. yesterday ; to , the "effect
that;Emery,had:left;Bost6n on hislway
toj San" Francisco to; act with the'offi
cials|bfithe United .'in-; the'
present- situation. j. At the same time; a
telegrram;came\ from. tUe;"employers'.: as
sociation'; in? the -'\u25a0 iron / congratu
lating;Calhoun -oh the fact that Emery
was~to-be;with;hlm. ""« * w ' .
V .Emery, has" been one of 'the leaders '.in
trie! fight t in iiiostohjagainst' the recent
strike ; of the' longshoremen 1 there. Dras-'
tic| measures 'Cwere? resorted -'to, and;- a
qampaign^ of i education swas5 was -conducted
at '^the same : time ' to convince \u25a0 the - pub
lic 'violence ; employed^byi strikers
to ";i prevent j; other " men r: from
.was .! destructive Vof 'A the ' principles *' " of
liberty.;/"" , : - v .:-. ' •• ; ;• ;/ _ ; ; \u25a0
'-;..\u25a0 Emery' will' give Calhoun the bene
fit ;6f his. : experience and i remain . to : ad
vlsei him; in i, the ; strike situation 'here
luntil,; the,- ' Streetcar service As "com
pletely ".resumed., ,,/" ~ . \u25a0_ '
depend the safety of hun- \u25a0V \ *%^¥m m
sure perfect health of body m s fjw' n ?;i S^'^jJ^tM
Variety of Suggestions for
Car Strike Settlement
Citizens Present Ideas as to How Indus
trial Peace Might Be Restored
HEREWITH are printed rriore of the many communica
tions in which : the public has responded to The Call's
: offer to publish, in substance, at least, any reasonable
and decent \ suggestion-looking to the termination of the car
strike.V.The Call assumes no responsibility for these sugges
tions—:that belongs to their authors, for which reason no such
letter will be printed without the signature of the person who
wrotejit^ -'"'r ' ; \u25a0
Editor The Call — Dear Sir: Two ques
tions are presented: % First, are the de
mands .of the .carmen 'just under the
circumstances of this V particular, case?
of the company
toipay-theVdemand. ; - ,
f;That;the" demands of the carmen are
justified *' by - existing* conditions cannnt
be . questioned. ; No class of \u25a0 labor . is jo
poorly-paid, except; it be that of a
menial 'character. \-' As to,. the : ability
of Jthe^.United; Railroads "to ; pay; the
wage 'demanded .there.- seems to be no
question. 1 "'I " have > not"- seen that ;' Mr.
Calhoun makes any claim: to the con
trary. 1 ' He', merely, says . that the wage
demanded i is itoo ; high and that he can
employ men ;, cheaper, and he asks the
public to v assist .; him in : his efforts to
demonstrate the fact. The public
should repudiate such a course. .
; The public is not-' without. a remedy.
If it (believes ; the carmen are entitled
toSwhat -they demand and the United
Railroads able to "J pay \u25a0 it, Mr. Calhoun
should ;be Itold that jif the concession is
not made, the .supervisors -'of -the ;city
will ti immediately v enact Tan ordinance j
fixing { fares . at say 4 cents. This the
city has a right to do. A 5 cent fare
for, \u25a0' the ilinadequate service rendered
is^r exorbitant, and no -doubt -yields a
larger revenue than ; any * streetcar ser
vice; in the States.'^
:*lf* this ultimatum is presented to
Mr. Calhoun I think he will capitulate.
If not,' pass the ordinance anyway, and
then . appeal to \ the carmen to return ' to
work, and ;I have no doubt they will
co-operate with the public.
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By the simple exercise of \ ordinary
horse sense and Anglo-Saxon energy
this -i streetcar .- strike can be won at
once, . and any other similar , strike for
; ever made; impossible. ,
Notonly that, but the problem of In
| creased -and bettered service will be
j solved and the ; overhead trolley and its
dangerous \ wires will go. . .This is how:
|. The* municipality- owns the streets
and the car tracks affixed thereto as a
part; of the' realty. - Th^car company
has no exclusive 'right, to 'their use.
• Congress has passed the dehaturizing
alcohol bill under \ which 'fuel ; alcohol
(a : better * and safer.; source J of .: energy
than ; gasoline) cam be J produced, (from
almost any waste product)" at a cost of
3 cents , a gallon, making lit th© "cheap
est ; fuel .in the world. The United Rail
roadsis paying, JlO.OOOapiece'for their i
new. electric,; overhead trolley; cars.; By
the time they "are done: they -will be as
antiquated: as the" stage" coach or -th«
gurney cabs.; ? ' / $\u25a0\u25a0'--.
London, Paris and Berlin, and even
Rome, . are' even '- now) running street
cars with engines. They
ride on the tracks or off the tracks,
just as you please.
v ; The ; ; automobile factories of ".the
United; States can and* would: be glad
to furnish in fslx "months" 1,000 * street
car ;autos, ; standard gauge,- alcohol . ex
plosion v engines, v seats ; : for 40 ; people,
at a contract tpricejof 16,000 ' each. ..It
I would pay 'the Union iron works ; to^set
i tie .its Idiotic .lockout and install an au
; tonioblle factory right here on the coast.
I Keep ii our ,£» money V. here. /And these
I eastern 'companies; would take onr Icity
| bonds ° mc payment : at ! a -reasonable In
terest^, These cold facts. And the
results Vwould'be: ; ' •
fv Motormen;and conductors at work;
no \u25a0:: inefficient Jj service; ;r; r ample car ac
commodations; seats for Jail; fewer ac
cidents; ;" a ; quarter : the expense; treble
the "ff revenue; \lO times the ; service: no
dividends^, to fpayJabsent eastern';mil
lionaires;" on .watered stock; no gun
fighters, .fiends and
yeggmen as strike breakers; 3 cent
fares; > money/ kept ,- at'.' home: . homes
builtiup; a :full" million : population .in
1914— a-11 these could be had, and the
work "could } be ' begun /at 'once '\ it , the
citizens :J of f : San . : Francisco only have
plain, '• simple commoal sense
andDO IT/' -; • y ;-'.:. ~*iV'T-'
San -Francisco,. May 8.
i Editor, Call— Dear, Sir: I am deeply
Interested in the letters in The Call on
the" strike * ; question.;/ We^have ;had
enough ; of ; the 'striking'; element.^ 'I. say
it iwill ; never, be 'Stopped ;as ? long j as the
employ ers i continue ;to ' arbitrate ? when
the -Ignorant 'masses think to force; or
ruin thousands of the citizens of . any
city. Pay them off. discharge them
with the sworn promise to never hire
them again.. It is .disgusting, to tha
American people to see the » employer
consent to be forced to take back *
person who lives for himself only. Call
out the army and Funston. Let tnem
know they are in America and must
abide by our laws.
Editor Call— Sir: Amid the volleys of
strikers', brickbats, the strika breakers'
bullets and the loud ranting of the Im
passioned sympathiaejrs on both sides
it is difficult to get any clear thought
on this matter so vital to the people of
San Francisco. Behind every strii?.
behind every dispute, there is a course
of rectitude. Is it the action Gf ra
tional men to light It out and let might
make right? Is not our attitude toward
strikes similar to medieval ideas of
honor and legal settlement? Is it not
notoriously patent that despite our
progress in «orae lines /we are wo«
fully lacking" In being able to deal with
these industrial In a common
sense way? Passion and prejudlc* lead
but to strife: arbitration is th» on! 7
course and the third party to this
struggle; the public ought to demand it
at once. This strife must eeaso and
we must realize that back of the ques
tion of Increased or decreased ', wags is
the inevitable economic force that pays
the laborer what he earns.
Editor Call — Sir: I suggest that you
publish the names of those who will not
use the cars until the operators are
paid $3 for eight hours. My dally
average contribution to the United Rail
roads Is 25 cents. Suca'a Il3t, say 100.
000.citizens, might have some Influence
even on a Calhoun. I pledge myselt to
this for six months.
- V. 243 Ash avenue.
San Francisco, May 7.
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f • r»w r?*nT»l* h«»» h»»rij ot «b* net \ I
known as Chapter st". Xjkw* of I3QT. •
'- . any owner ~«f . n*\ Z e*tat» 5 may ?
r : , •\u25a0. > flip a "notice of ownership and claJn to ; |
ireal prepertr under aa «ct of tb»> Jeri»- •
' latnr* of tne ' SUt« of Callforala. «t>- "
pror«l \u25a0 Starch L 3. 1907.** ' '
j. . This notice In proper ttrrm nfeonM ]',
: rtv* a; description of the land. . and must " v
• | be' signed and strorn'ta by ta« eisUnant "
r or his «g?nt. The recorder win then V
\u25a0 fasve to file and record Mac, wherenpos. «
> ' .' parsnant to the act. It becomes ' notice f .
I [ - ;to any one- who may want to irrib your _?
• , "property. by eommenctag a suit onder tna ; |
• ' Me Enerney act. and this new Imw re- i
, ' qnjrea yon to be serred with a aamsaona. •
: . If year title waa rood when you bought ?
•-, year property It Is jtood today, and yon ,',
• \u25a0 are rally protected when you file thi* no- ,
• " \u25a0 tiee. ; With ' aocn notice aled and re- \u25a0'
1 ' corded no penon v need waste his monrv \ "
' \u0084 tommenclnc snlt» ito - quiet " tltl* noder '
. ;,,-•'• the -Me Enerney act. which tha Supreme
, I ' Court la still considering.
' Tb» . California - Title - Inanraac* and '
\u25a0 ' -" . Trast Company will furnJjh blank ttma* ' '
; and Information free of charge, and all - "
. ? real estate dealers should do the ; aame .'' '
' ' for ' their clients. Two dollars will ' "
' ' corer the cost of recordlnz and all ctber . "
s " expenses. " and - real - estate j owner* can <>
, ";\u25a0 sleep easier. " '. \u0084
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\ To Get More Strength
I from Your Food.
I ; N i"\u25a0
i " •;«-'\u25a0\u25a0. t
i r-r A T7^^^ * t^' 9 .- .Bowels are . filled
\YX\ V With und} g ested ioo & ' w «
V? \N? ma^^ c a great deal worsa
Y> \> off than if wo were half
Because focd [that ; stays too long ia
i the Bowels decays there, ' Just as .tf It
\u25a0. stayed "too long In the open air. " , ; T
'[ -Well, "when food decays In tha Bo"r'*>
• through delayed and overdus action, wktj
\u25a0 happens?, : \u25a0.y - , .• ..
••• • .
\u25a0 Ths millions of Dttle Suction Pumpa ;
that lins the Bowels and Ints3tln3i^hen draw
Poison from ths decayed Food. Instead of
the ;. Nourishment j they - wera intended . to
• draw.; \u25a0\u25a0 \u25a0:- / \u25a0\u25a0 ',
This Poison gets Into tha blood and. !a
time, spreads all over ths body, unless tha
Cause of Constipation is promptly removed. '.
' > That causa of Constipation 13 Veak, or
Lazy Bowel Muscles. .
When your Bowel-Muscles grow flabby
they need Exercise to strengthen them,' not
."Physfc" to pamper them..
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There's only dne kind of Artificial Ex-
ercise for ; the Bowel-Muscles. ' "• . \ I
Its name is "CASCARETS,'* and la i
price is; Ten Cents a box. I
So; if you" want the same natural action
- that a six mile walk in the country would
\u25a0 give you," (without the weariness) take onm
i Cascaret at a;time. with intervals between, ''
' till you reach the exact condition you dssirs. '
One - Cascaret .at a time will properly
cleanse a . f oul , Breath, or Coated Tongue.
\u2666 •/ *
Don't ; fail to carry ths Vest Pocket
\u25a0 Cascaret Box with you constantly.
« ' All Druggists sell them-r<f/er ten million
Be. very careful to gst tha \ genuln'a.
I msuie only •by * the S fsrlln g Remedy ' Com-
! par.y and \u25a0 never said in bqtk. Every tablet '
stamped "CCC." 11l-

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