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Calhoun Declares That Service North of market Street Will Be Completely Restored This Week
UNITED RAILROADS TO
WAGE A CAMPAIGN OF
DEFIANCE TO CARMEN
Planning to Have a Line Op
erated With Deserters
From Union
SABBATH IS QUIET
No Acts of Violence Com
mitted on the Day of
Greatest Danger
"Ac far as the United Railroads is
ooncerned. the car strike is over." sa;d
Patrick Calhoun last night. He ex
plained that he meant that the company
was now going forward with the opera
tion of the cars and permanent employ
ment of new men. The only disturbing
factor, said the president, was the pos
sible continuance of violence on jthe
part of the strikers apu" their sympa
thizers. "If the peace is broken it- <s
not our peace; it is the peace of the
community and it is the duty of the
community to prevent it," he added.
Sunday is a day on which trouble is
looked for in a strike where feeling
runs high, but yesterday passed without
any serious acts of violence beinj; com
mitted. The company operated 150 cars
from 7 in the morning until evening
without interruption. The traffic was
lighter than in the preceding days^only
42,000 passengers beingcarried, the fall
ing off being explained by the fact
that few people were riding for
pleasure. *
The police made many arrests au-1
showed more energy in putting a stop
to the use of foul language in tho
street*. A large majority of the of
fenders who were booked on the charge
. of disturbing the peace were taken into
custody for this cause.
Calhoun made the assertion last night
that he had accepted 170 applicants UK
one city in the east at 25 cents an
hour, and that he apprehended no dim- ,
baity in getting more men at this rate. |
The Ftrik'-rs had been receiving 31, .i 2
bad S3 cents an, hour when they tied
up the system on a demand for 37 }£
cents an hour; for an eight hour work
in pr day.
The company gives out the informa
tion that altogether 100 new men have
been hir*id in tbis city during the last
few days, but it is not reported what
wage was offered and accepted. Super
intendent Jones says that the company
Is still working on the plan to induce
enough of the strikers to return so that
one line north of- Market street can oe
operated exclusively by them. Among
the number already pledged to the
company, it v- s said, are ten men from
the Mission Irnes.
TorpeJocs were placed on the tracks
Its two instances yesterday. \ One ex
plosion occurred in Sutter street near
l-'illmore. J. M. Itogers of 3031 Clay
' street, who w&s a passenger on this
car. says /hat the force of the explo
sion was so gr«tp.t as nearly to lift the
trucks, from the track. ,It is thought
tfcat toe purpose Is merely to frighten,
passengers and prevent them from rid
inc: on the cars. .
Many of .tlie strikers have gone to
T>*ork in other occupations and the
number of men seen in the ' streets
wearing the badge of the union pickets
have diminished considerably.
No official boycott has been declared
and the hindrance to the operation of
the cars yesterday in most Instances
warn not more than malicious mischief.
Passengers were annoyed in many cases
and teamsters continued to block the
cars occasionally.
Today cars will be run on the same
lines as yesterday and the day be
fore, and the service will be continued
until S p. m. Calhoun said last night:
"By the middle of the week we will
have every line north of Market street
.in operation, except the cable lines,
and they v/ill be started by the end of ;
the week. By that time the service
north of Market 6treet will have been
completely restored."
UNION ASSERTS COMPANY
PLACED BOMB IN CAR
Charges Plot to Influence
the Sympathy of the
Richard Cornelius
President Carmen's Union, Local 205
Yesterday was a very quiet day, as
far as the carmen were concerned, and
extremely quiet as far as the company
was concerned. We know from actual
count that there were less passengers
carried on the cars yesterday than on
any day during the last week. This is
gratifying to us. It shows that the
people are with us. in spite of all that
Mr. Calhoun may cay to the contrary.
The United Railroads states that its
cars carried 100,000 passengers on Sat
urday. That is such a palpable exag
geration that It deceives no one. We
will wager that the .United Railroads
cannot prove that its cars carried 20,000.
The United Railroads, through Its
president, Mr. Calhoun. says that we are
anarchists and have no respect for law.
Who is really the anarchist — the car
men who are doing everything In their
power . to maintain law and order, or
Mr. Calhoun, who keeps a private army
of thugs?
It is very evident now that the com
pany must be getting desperate when
it resorts to such dastardly ; crimes *as
placing Infernal machines on its cars.
The reason for its doing this is plain.
It wants to throw odium on the car
men. The carmen are too peaceful to
suit Mr. Calhoun, so his agents place
an infernal machine on a car, hoping
to throw suspicion on us. ,
We < do -not need to. do anything to
prevent Mr. Calhoun from, operating his
cars, as the people -vri II not ride on
them. It -is. ridiculous to say that we
would do such fa" horrible and: at the
Fame time such a foolish thing as
placing an infernal machine on the cars
or attempting ' m to destroy property.
That Is just what. would suit Mr. Cal
houn. "...(\u25a0 .
In'the.future we will watch Mr. Cal
houn's thujgs to the, best of our ability
't« N see that they 'do not commit:- any
overt acts for 'which we * would" be
blamed.
We are going to ; win this flght
without dynamite or infernal machines. ;
We are going to; win; It : with the sup
port of organized labor.. which will;re
fuse to ride on the cars : of the .United
Railroads, arid support us in every other
way to obtain Justice.
D ANCE ,16 TOBXTOVZD— OwInie to" tie \u25a0 ear
nrlke, the dane« to ' bare been kltwi -by \u25a0 the
. Young Men's Hebrew; association ' next Wednw
<iay ereninj: baa been postponed indefinite l7. •
Diceram showing the mechanism of the explosive machine' found in ,a Sutler street cat ';'. photograph
of the car showing "where the bomb was placed, and portrait of Conductor Humphries, arrested oh suspicion,
the conductor attempting to conceal his face from the camera. .. . -
Police Seek Man
Who Left Bomb
in Street Car ,
Continued . Front Page l; Column 3
idea of the hazardous task of running
cars contrary to the wishes of strikers
and thus pave the. way for an increased
wage. ' ir '-.Vv;':*_*JsSißH
Captain ~Colby and Detectives Tom
Jiyan, Tim Riordan and Matheson were
engaged on the case yesterday. They
uncovered the following facts: .; A pas
senger on- the car bound toward the
ferry, whose .name is: withheld: by. the
police, said .that he saw a man carrying
the brown- -satchel^ aboard ? the * Sutter
street car at First arid Market streets;
This man, according . to ,the story, was
a union carman. 'At East street he got
off the car and left the brown. case be
hind. The passenger, called Conductor
Humphreys' attention, to the innocent
looking case and a moment of inquiry
followed, during which a newsboy,
who is yet to be found, by the police,
claimed the valise or said that he knew
the man to whom it belonged, Hum
phreys does not know if the boy was
sincere, or if he was merely enterpris
ing and saw, a chance for loot. The
conductor took the case and said he
would deliver: it to the carbarn. \u25a0 To
the best of the conductor's recollection
the person who had the .valise -was' a
large man with a . brown mustache.
The incident just described occurred
between 5:30 and: 6 o'clock. •
Humphreys . placed the grip on the
car end seat, near the door. Motorman
A, Hickey had no knowledge of it.
This was the last run of the car, and
when it reached Thirty-third avenue
it turned into the Sutler carbarn. Hum
phreys says he forgot the valise, 1 al
though he had used it ; shortly before
as a desk while he wrote his reports.
The conductor left the car, but re
turned later to get his pipe and trans
fers. - .
Policeman H. Collins of the park sta
tion, who was j detailed at the barns,
was searching for troublesome boys
who he thought were hiding In th*
cars, when he found the brown case.
The lock was not last and he opened it
and disclosed the bomb. Gingerly hold-
Ing the valise, he called Policeman P.
Mclntyre and the two made a careful
examination of the .machine. Hum
phreys was In the barn af the time,
having gone for his; pipe, he says, and
the two patrolmen called to. him and
questioned him about the bomb. Tlie
conductor was surly and this aroused
their suspicions and he -was taken into
custody and held over night in detinue.
Attorney Thomas O'Conner for ithe
United Railroads effected his - release
yesterday, on promise to return to po
lice headquarters this > morning, when
the Investigation will be resumed.
Humphreys is a quiet fellow,- who uses
goofl language '.and appears honest ;• in
his protestations that he knows nothing
of the bomb beyond what he tells. He
says that he has been employed with
Chrlstenson, .the United Railroads
strike breaker, for i\*o ycnrs.% ;
The defects In the story as given
out by the police and gained from other
sources . are many. :\ If the bomb; was
deadly, the man who placed :It iwould
not have been likely to ride with itin
MAHON SAYS UNION HAS
FIGHT WELL IN HAND
W. D. Mahon
Pecsident of the jimalzamated Association of
Street Railway Employees.
"So far as the condtions of the car
men, are concerned, they are" ln better
shar e today- than, tli«-V' were, one week
ago. They have now, »n portions of \ the
city "a . complete, bus system^ ;.ThV; or-;
ganizatlons of labor « have '.been ~mado
acquainted /with ;.- the" • actual '-(situation; i
ami they are ;nowlunito«lly,'bohln(r,tne |
carrn* ri, both roomily and sfinancially."5 financially."
, •VI 'am ''satisfied 'from* the spirits shown
by the different- organization's of \u25a0 labor
that they will stay unitedly. .withT the
carmen if \u25a0it takes /a year to win" this
contest Our pickets: have; been v in
structed to watch 1 and; keep : account*of
the I number,' of - passengers i ridlnff.^ ;The
reports* foi-j» Saturday/ show^»i decrease
of j2O ; per Jcentvoyer^what J; there \"iwas
Friday,' and * yesterday^ there i were - less
people ridlngr, than*) on^ Saturday ,'i which
shows £lhat; the*, ."carme&rvarejg steadily
gaining the /sympathy lof the- general
public.aa .well "as ; the union people." "
THE VSMT^^iyCISCb CAJtL, MONDAY, M^ 20, : 1907;
Ckllloun Reports Progress
Date. Cars Run. \u25a0 . Cari'ied. c -•\u25a0 Operated.
iviciy--i£ . . ... . . *• dv : v . .£\u25a0
May 13 .. .-. . ..... ....... 90 • 40,000 .3
May U.... ........ ...102 50,000 6
May 15..........; 126 . - 65,000 8>
May 16. .-...".. .:.... ....117 75,000 ,9
May 17.: ......... 120 - 80,000; 10
May; 18'TT. . ... ........ .140 100,000 10 X
May 19 (Sunday) .... 150 42,000 ||pS
his possession from First to East
street on Market. . Even At', the machine
was intended ; as 'a 'hoax, the perpe
trator of the grim play; would scarcely
have stayed with }t on the car for; five
blocks, knowing that he > could easily
become identified with the parcel'dur
ing that time.; If he /were a union'man
he would have been still less , likelyj to
work his purpose \ Ui that \ way. y :
Some of the detectives advance -the
theory .that 1 if \u25a0 a « crime intended
giant powder would 'have '.been used i in
stead' of .' black ; powder,' but • Detective
Jlatheson ; contends ;V that "from ;o the
amount of powder used and'the method
of fixing. the bomb its tycplosionXwould
have ; caused"? great £ damage. .. It ;? was
suggested [ that) the ) lack of .; ventilation
in the : case was : intentional, - but \ later
I Soda Crackers i
111 ' "They are one oi the most ceo- SIIMI
M riomical,- digestible and nutiitibus oi " Xffi
Im human foods and well worthy of Sjv
jpj the high estimation in which they |l|
!S1 are generally held. " -^ UB
w : " : P? cour se^the had; in mind «w
I Uneeda Biscuit I
M r Tfeoneperfert^s^ mX
|jj Fresh from the oven, Kfffffi [\u25a0)
181 crisp and delicious, Ml
M in dust and moisture m . - W
j& NATIONAL BISCUIT 1 COMPANY :,/'' Jll
it was found that a small aperture had
been cut to admit air and the inside, of
the • case had ;been singed by ; the \u25a0 can
dies flame.'-; Vi ; ; >-
. The inventory of , the articles, held by
: the. police^ iri; connection -with- the case
is;as follows: . " -\u25a0> - ! : V
:::' Cheap "'\u25a0\u25a0 new \u25a0 brown cloth . schoolease, with; tin
i comers, 11x15'^ Inches - and 1 5 inches • deep. On
bottom of case stamped numerals v 16-5-15.:" No
other. mark. \u25a0> ri.V • - • '"-...\u25a0 : '.: ; \u25a0-: '\u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0-: \u25a0. \u25a0; -."\u25a0
\u25a0": Nine -inches "of -:\u25a0, Jnch f and , a^ quarter / wrought
Iron* pipe with* heaTy. caps screwed on. . .\u25a0
&;j. General I collection %of j bits '- of \u25a0 iron, : snch • a«
any i lot ? in z the ' burned i district \u25a0 might • contain.' '.-
Si A', torn i paper, > part of a . tract against Sunday,
legislation, $ issued , by • the v Adventtat i church press
at \u25a0 Mountain View. : ..This ! scrap of ; paper; might
be ia > clew \u25a0'\u25a0, in > the ! case,' s but the police ; cannot
«ay if it was originally In the machine or if they
had gathered ; it ; up at the park ; police station
to *be - used ,. in >. wrapping up the - ingredients ' of
the bomb. \u25a0\u25a0•';-".'\u25a0"' s , / : -. v i
Police Find Many Peace Disturbers
Abroad on the Sabbath Day
Patrol Along Trolley Lines Kept Busy Handling the Crowds,
but No Serious Acts of Violence Are Committed
f The policemen stationed « along-: the
various streets' in cars were op-;
erated' yesterday Jwerelkept .busy/mak^
ing; arrests ;.;:f or i disturbance ~of the
peace, ;> failing' to i move ? oh : ; and ;; other
minor ; offenses.; There , was" no serious
trouble? however.':: ', Most , of ; the f arrests
occurred; in ; the ; , Mission .district, -24
personsl,being- lodged in; the police-
station 'there.- \u0084 7. -' .'
: . Several-c ollisions of . strikers and
sympathizers with the police took place
nearjthe : 'f labor v^temple. i"-* '1 The '\u25a0".•. most
serious" was when car.1154, with'Motor
man;Al.'Anderson and iConductor, Frank
Hubbard ; -] in X charge; ; ran into, an ex
press wagon loaded. with "lß passengers.
Driver Sam Bauer, of 83 3 Florida street
attempted : to "cross the track \ in ; front
of ?:the v'rapidly J moving' car and the
wagon ?was-. demolished .in 'the' crash.
Xiuckily.' no one 'was i seriously- hurt.;VA
crowd -gathered .quickly, -but/ was ' as
quickly dispersed \ by i- Captain Ander
son," who hurried, from Sixteenth street
to"/ aid ' his ~ patrolmen.' -;? With ' V drawn
clubs he and his men charged* the mob,
which { had . begun to cry ; "scab" at the
crew and the few; passengers, ;, and In
a . few minutes it was broken \ up. ; ; ;
M \u25a0 P. Mclnerney of ;Vallejo; lodged a
complaint .at police headquarters
against iMotorman.V Anderson, who; he
declared,'/ had - deliberately run the
\u25a0vyagbn: down. • Mclnerney was -ad
vised \to lay, his grievance "before the
United . Railroads. ;; In ? that he will be
supported by the carmen's union,
pickets of which claim that the acci
dent could have been avoided had the ;
motorman ; been more experienced.
• - After the street had been " cleared ; by
Captain Anderson and ;his men Patrol
man \u25a0 Frank Smith * arrested ; Frank ; An
derson.^a. striking! carman.' - The union
pickets declare \ that j the arrest was -ac
companied by unnecessary violence on
the part, of the policeman. FrankAn
derson; is accused by the patrolman of
having assisted a peace disturber to
escape. -';
The arrest of A. W. Clark, a con
ductor, at Twentyrhinth and- Mission
streets early yesterday morring on" a
charge of carrying o. f concealed weapon
was the outcomn of ;a : chain" of circum
stances unfortunate for • him. :Becautie
of a misunderstanding ', four, cars; left
th 9 Gene vai street V narn ' before ; the*= po
licemen 'hiid: arrived* on th2ir."b'.-:it,iand
In consequenrtT tl'«- crews .ware entirely,
at-the'morcy thcTrouto
who were disposed to make attack.* The
orew.,of r car.;il si, Conductor Clark in
chcrge, ; had" been . stoned , a long its en
tiro course from tho GenWva street barn
to Twenty-ninth and Mission. T and iho
jhosvilities 'had so far discouraged the
f Vuotornian . that he .! refused v. to ] take the
caV.'ahy, farther; until •; ilt^, police; should
ari ive.
thereupon made some slighting
remark, to his, moto .iaan, who retorted:
•\u25a0ifil':had-.".a"ibisr- I .'guji lri;iny;hip
pocket = like you \u25a0 I \u25a0 would not^be afraid
|the| car \ anywhere.'^ This I re£
'markTwas' overheard by^Pollcemeh l^" ee "
hey .'. and T-_ Dehnari.V who were standing
•near," andj Clark- was searched, with the
result 'that j? a.l, short "i club and; anl'im
1
I General trade conditions now prevailing would com- I
pel us to layoff some of our clever tailormen. This i
• we clo not wish to do. In order to keep them busy; |
j therefore, we muft force buying, and; to do this make 5
1^ a price concession— the greatest we've made for seym &
f^eral years.
J-" •• . c •\u25a0' ' ' \u25a0\u25a0*-\u25a0. •
• Suits built to your measure for $ 13.7 5 -f-Suits cut, tail- •
lored and finished with as^infinite care as if you'd paid us I
the re^lar price-— Every detail rperfedt and behind which 1
stands our guarantee or oatisyidion or Money back |
1.. Until Saturday night, mindyou,the.p r *c will be |
Suits will be finished only vin the order are |
;rec^iyed-—norie rash^r^none slighted^ |
I book your order tKe sooner you U get yom k s:;k. The la^ |
\u25a0^ orderjtaten at this price, remember, at 10 b'nl^ck S;:hi> I
Uptown Store Ddvratowi Store Oakland Store 1
m " Fillmore and 1 Ellis 730 Mairket WstsKington and 11th I
mense -revolver, fully loaded, ./-ere
found ". on his person." He was , placed
under arrest and charged at ~;the'Mis
sion ;*\u25a0: street station - with ' carrying a
concealed wenpon. ?"*J^
The city prison had . a quiet day so
far,, as strike disturbers were concerned.
Fred Petsche, a socialist. /while address
ing "a i crowd i at"; Fourth ; and " : Market
streets and denouncing the United Rail
roads, was arrested by Sergeant Syl
vester; and ' Policemen Butler and Cl*y
for disturbing the peace.- John Mitchell,
a waiter,' was arrested in Mission street
by; Policemen Connell and Segulns for
disturbing ; the peace. . Herman Dratlor,
a* motorman," was arrested by ; Corporal
Moriarity and Policeman A. Sullivan at
Eleventh and Market streets ; on a
charge of battery. His -car knocked
down : a man named Dolan, \u25a0 who was
taken to" the central emergency hos
pital. . . ;~ \u25a0>
A '; sympathizer , of : the striking car
men concealed himself among the tomb
stones- of . Laurel Hill cemetery
on the California street side
during the . afternoon and threw
bricks at, passing cars. Car
1527; was struck by one of his missiles
on its. outward: trip and was greeted
with another; red shower on its return.
No policemen were in the vicinity and
the -crew of 'the car, S. L. . Jones .and
B. J. Said; charged ; into the cemetery
to .dislodge; the: brick -"thrower. He
stood his ground until the carmen were
well inside the^gate' and then, jumping
the ; fence, he entered; a house acro33
the street. -. The police • were notified
and Captain Gleeson himself went to
the scene of the trouble, but could not
locate the offender.,.- -
The following were booked at the
Mission station: " Daniel Driscoll, ob
structing ' the sidewalk; William ; Jones,
malicious mischief; Albert Payne, Pat
rick Gallagher, John Daly. Edwin Mar
tin, William ? Lally, Charles Cahill, Eu
gene Kraus, John Stanley, William
Burns, Harry Helkln, :G. Tenneson,
Frank Anderson, Thomas Minnehan,
James Cohahan, Alex Cleelan, George
Hartman, -Michael Newman,'' Walter
Mensing, T. P.- Moran, disturbing the
peace>,^^^^|So9SßßßS9H
William Cagle, a • contractor, was
creating a disturbance in Haight street
near Market, shortly; after 7 o'clock,
when Patrolman Johnson took him into
custody. ! -v Aj . revolver 1 .. was found :on
Cagle's person, and he was booked lat
the park station for carrying a con
cealed ; weapon and disturbing the
peace.
EAST WATCHES STRUGGLE
Official of Industrial Association
Comes to Investigate. Conditions
•/J./ J. J. ; Emory, secretary of the Citizens'
Industrial V Association of America^ an
organization ' composed of -businessmen
In \ all I parts" of ; the '}, and \ln all
lines . of , industry, ; is In this city, . an iin
terested ;.rof» the", combat ; be
tween various • unions, on strike and the
'employe fs. % J He*'sald ? last ' night: ;.
s /VlCamTsimply,/; a"" looker on in the
struggle. I am here to observe and to
report conditions as I find them to the
members of our association. The situ
ation is acute .'and the conditions are
peculiar. Here is a city trying to ris*
from her ashes, yet with obstacle.)
thrown* ln the, way by her own citizen?.
Construction is the paramount thing in
San Francisco, yet the men most deep
ly Interested, those employed In tho Ul>-»
bunding of the city, are putting - tjia
price of their labor to a prohibitive
polntifjSsßPßS
"The _ capitalists are not rebuilding
for sentimental reasons. They are
tempted by. the hope of gain— the .pros
pect of getting a good return on their
investments, and so soon as the cost
of 'labor reaches a point which makes
investment here less attractive than in
some ". other city the moneyed man Is
going' to look to that other city for a
place to plant his riches. It is a ques
tion that deeply concerns all the people
of San Francisco, but none so much aa
the toiler .who Is dependent upon ' tho
investment of capital for his employ
ment and his living.
"This city needs money and on ,ac-_
count of the great drain upon her re
sources due to the: disaster of 1908 is
forced to seek/it in the east. \u25a0 It is a
fact that financiers are looking askanco!
; at the situation here and it is now up;
to the people of the city to assure, to!
i convince them, that their money would.
! be safe if invested here.
"San Francisco has the reputation ofi
being a city where the laboring man
rules, and this being so thoroughly;
understood in other parts of the coun- ;
try the present labor disturbances are.
of especial significance at a time when;
the city as a whole is askingr for aid!
and depending upon financial assist
ance from outside."
Emory is well known in this city to
union leaders as- well as to capitalists
and employers. He is the executive ,
officer of the powerful organization of
which. C. W: Post i 3 president. His!
headquarters are in Xew York, and!
after a stay of about ten days here:
he wiH return and draw up a report ;
to be sent broadcast over the country.
HOLD CROWD AT BAY
Nonunion Men Draw Revolvers and
Are Arrested for Carrying Them
Two nonunion conductors left th*»
Turk street barn last night at 1U
o'clock. and were attacked by a crowd
at the corner of McAllister and Buch
anan streets. When the police arrived
they found the men, W. J. Daly and
Daniel Trojan, backed up against tho
wall holding their, assailants \u25a0at bay
with drawn revolvers. The police dis
persed the crowd and arrested the two
nonunion men and locked them up on a
charge of carrying and exhibiting con-.'
cealed weapons.
Xo. M Kefps Gotnv
Leaves : St. I^ouis 8:44 a. xn., ; Chicago
10.05 a. m.; - over Pennsylvania lines;
reaches New York 3 o'clock. next after
noon. I_\u25a0"Makes1 _\u25a0" Makes very -few- stopa. No
change of cars. Call on H. A. Buck,
40 Powell street. HHBBBBOL2JM
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