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Striking Telegraphers and Company Officials Explain Contentions . Which of Men
Jaynes Defines
Company's Stand
Frank Jaynos
Superintendent of lhe Western Union
Telegraph Company
THE Western Union company
Is wllllnc to consider any
•rrlevances nay of Its em
ployes may preaent, bntwill not
deal with the union In this mat
ter. It considers that the posi
tion assumed by the utrlUera is
unreasonable fn the extreme, and
Intends to go about preparing: to
fill the places they have vacated.
We shall employ operators Irre
spective of their affiliations. We
already hare made arrangements
to bring In operators from outside
San Francisco, and expect to have
thr situation fairly well In; hand
In about a week. In the meantime
business will necessarily be under
taken subject io , actions delay.
We. believe that many of our old
employe* will return Jnst as soon
as they realtae our determination
to recruit new forces. We do "not
anticipate any especial difficulty
In ultimately adjusting the trouble
and are confident that the public
will Indorse the stand we have
Continued From Page 1, Column 7
panics make no effort to bring. in out
ride operators. Just as soon as they
do. union operators in other citieß will
be called out.
General Superintendent Frank
•T&ynes of the Western Union said that
the company hoped to be running
fairly well In another week, when'out
pifie operators ' were expected to ar
rive to fill the places of the : strikers.
He would not say where these men
would come from, but intimated' that
the, "Western Union was prepared, to
hold out apainst the strikers irre
ppective of the length of- the siege.
General Superintendent L. W. Storror
of the Postal said he doubted if there
a dozen nonunion operators avail
able In San Francisco. The company
had rot made any arrangements to get
outside operators, he said, and . the
outlook of the strike appeared to be
President Small made a statement
imnu-diately after the strike was or
dered in which he said that the union
did not wish to liave its members in
other cities join in the struggle until
requested, ro matter if they had to
work wires with nonunion telegraphers
in San Francisco.
The Increased cost of living since the
fire Is one of the things which the
opcratprs point out as justifying their
demand for a. larger increase in wages
than the 10 per cent granted them by
the companies a few months ago. ..The
op^fators claim that they can hardly
Jive upon their present Incomes.-
Following a conferense of the ex
ecutive committee of the union yester
day the following letter was sent to
Superintendent Jaynes by a special
San Francisco. June Cl.
Mr. Frank Jaynr*.. General Superintendent.
Western I'nlon Telegraph Company. City. —
D<«ar Sir: In tbe statement of l*rpsld«it Olowrr
T<l Mr. N«"ill, <;oicoiissloncr of labor, defining
tlie Western Cuion «-onipaziy> position toward
ip teirtrrapbers he states tliet if any question
Hrisw that wuinm !\u25a0•• adjusted by tue district
Miperintendent the company Is willing to sub
ru't m:-U qinsti'P. to arbitration.
The cml"«]iiMl propo^Hion if the
«>ffer»"d lo but d^olined by Assistaut ' : General >
Superintendent Miller June 3 other than tlie 1
25 per font Increase in wapes ssfcpd for your 1
flejrraphcrs fmplo.r«^l »n San Francisco ami j
Oakland. Hai-lug been adjusted in New York,
we respectfully request that you meet a com- ;
mittee of your telegraphers employed In Sun ,
Kraocioco and Oakland and lx-ar tbeir arsn
ment In favr.r of the trrantius of •*. 'JH prr cent
'ihtosso In trareß pending tlie restoration of
Donnal eonditlon* !n ibi* olty.
We are requested by thoe» trbom tre tvprc- !
F^nt t« cet your reply at oa^e. R^spectfuli* .
yours, \u25a0 DAVIS ALLEN.
Superintendent Jaynes was out 'of j
town when the committee called. As- |
distant Superintendent Miller received
the committee, in his stead*.
Miller told the committee formally
that the company would not consider
any complaint from its employes. The
i-ommittee then withdrew and notified
President Small that the; company
would not treat with the union. The
walkout of the men was then arranged
The extension of the ' time of ; tho
walkout to 3:30 p. m. ' was aeonven
i^nr-e to the San Francisco stock and
exchange board. A large share of the
orders to buy and sell conies from east
ern points. The difference in time be
tween eastern cities and San Francisco
enabled the brokers to get- in ail east
ern orders and probably all that were
due from Tonopah and Gold field -be
fore the telegraphers left their switch
boards. IBQSSEpBH
The brokers said that the effect of
the strike on the mining stock business
would probably be the same as when
the wires failed last winter. While the
wires remain inoperative trading will
be purely local. This Is, of course, only
a very small part of the cfaily total.
The strike promises to be further
complexed by the messenger boys em
ployed by both the Western Union and
Postal companies, who declared last
night that they intended to walk out
«s soon as nonunion operators appeared
at the keys. Beds taken Into the
ferry building last night were said to
be Intended for the flret batch of strike
breaking operators, expected within the
next few days. . '
PITTSBURG. Pa., June 21.— There
was no advance in wages in the sheet
and tin mills of the country this year
and no strike will follow. the refusal of
the manufacturers concede the
increase ranging from 6 to' 16 per cent,
demanded at the annual convention 1 of
tlie amalgamated association in Toledo
last month. #
Negotiations for the adoption of this
pc&le have been carried on all week In
this city between representatives of
the amalgamated association >of iron,
tin and steel -workers arid the. officers
of the American sheet . and tlnplate
company, and tne. outcome is that last
year's scale will again obtain. .
• After discussing the demands thor
oughly. President C. W. Bray ofjthe
American sheet', and tlnplate company
informed the workers" ; committee' that
present conditions -of the tin- market
would not justify the advance and that
}f it was Insisted on'. the- plants; would
close down or be operated by nonunion
men; • x - s
The decision, to accept last year's
. scale •.ffects . all th« sheet and tin
workers in the country, about 15,000 j
• men. an \u25a0; the . other, manufacturers ac- :
* cept whatever settlement ;ls made at
this conference
Proposed Peace Conference
Proves to Be Source
of Trouble
Misunderstanding, as to the
: Visits of' Cabinet
uiticcrs \
.. Theconclllatlon committee, which has
been successful to a high degree in, its
efforts- to settle : local. Industrial dls*
putep. may be forced- to call upon!out
side influence-to conciliate the members
of Its crtra body. X -difference of opinion
lias ari_st*n .among' those 'organizations
which' "are. "represented on the 1 Com
mittee and the. labor council voted last
night to withdraw its eleven delegates.
The. rock on which the committee *has
grounded appears to be .the proposed
industrial peace conference, and In fact
there is some uncertainty as to the
conference Itself. .'"• ; . * : .. >
The" report that, three members ot
Prasldent vßoosevelt'sv Roosevelt's ckbinet, : Secre-.
taries Strauss, Metcalf and Garfield,
would attend, the conference in San
Francisco has not been received with
the enthusiasm with which the mem
bers of the conciliation committee who
arranged the conference believed sit
would be greeted. The dissatisfaction
Is not confined to the labor interests,
but it was stated yesterday that em
ployers of labor as well had withheld
their approval. Those promoting the
plan believe the trouble is all due to a
misunderstanding and hold out the
hope that harmony will yet be re
stored, v. '
.At' the meeting of the labor council
last night the following letter was re
ceived from O. A. Tvcitmoe and Richard
Cornelius, president of the carmen's
union, and indorsed:
."On . Thursday, June 20, the .daily
press contained information ihat there 1
is at present a proposition to hold a
peace conference In this city on the
ISth of next month. It appears that
Governor Gillett is ( to preside, that Ben
jamin Ide Wheeler of the University of
California and other prominent citizens
are deeply Interested,, and that three
cabinet officers, who are due here about
that time, will be Invited to participate.
"The meeting is to be held in the In
terest of conciliation of Industrial diffi
culties' In preference to strikes and
lockouts. As an abstract; proposition
nothing could.be more true... , We be
lieve that It" has boen accepted, as a
trulsnu and that therefore, as an ab
stract proposition it needs no further
"As applied to the local situation you
appointed a committee on conciliation.
This committee Invited the co-opera
tion of all the civic -bodies. In the
name of the labor, movement you de
clared through that committee your
willingness and earnest desire that the
parties in interest should meet,, either
by themselves,, or with a committee
Your committee was successful in the
Your commtltee .was successful In the
case of the laundry workers* difficulty
and also In the iron" trades?: They did,'
however, report that they' could do ab
solutely nothing In- either the Street
railway or the telephone difficulties, be
cause the representatives of these com
panies were not willing to enter Into
any conciliation.
.'/A joint committee, consisting of 10
from the labor council, 10 from the
building trades council and five from
the street carmen's union, was ap
pointed to deal with those strikes, to
finance them and to have, general su
pervision, subject, of course, to such In
structions as the two councils should
from time to time desire to give.' ...
"The joint committee is willing to
consider aay overtures for concili
ation, coming either directly or Indi
rectly, but this committee does believe
that it would be in the highest degree
unwise for the labor movement^ to as
sist in organizing any peace confer
ence such as the one contemplated at
present. It ih already misunderstood,
and is sure to be more so, by both
sides. • .
"We therefore respectfully suggest
that you take such action as will pre
vent any misunderstanding by declining
to participate. Secondly,- by making It
known that, as far as the . present
strikes are concerned, they are in the
exclusive jurisdiction of this joint com
mtttee.-and that tf,you have any other
committee it will be well that such
committee be discharged.' in order that
no -misunderstandings can arise, as
they would be bound to " arise with
several committees dealing with the
same matter." '\u25a0
The letter, which provides for the
withdrawal of the 11- delegates of the
labor council from the conciliation
committee, was approved by a vote of
64 to 18. after a spirited debate. '
Delegates Cornelius, Larue and Hag
erty spoke In favor of. the recommen
dations contained in the ' letter,* T while
Delegates Gallagher,, Furuseth and
Tracy spoke against withdrawing from
the conciliation committee.' l The action
taken will leave the conciliation com
mittee with very little representation
from the labor interests. -
Hagerty. said that he did not believe
that labor could expect much from
Benjamin Ide Wheeler or the members
of the president's cabinet who ; were
coming to California.-, ' Furuseth "Joined
issue with him "on this point: and said
he believed ; Metcalf to be ; a ; friend ' of
labor. Furuseth added that these visit
ors would have nothing to, do with, the
local situation in., any peace confer
ence that might be called.
The committee: of arrangements for
the peace conference met yesterday "af
ternoon at the ferry building and' dis
cussed the project for' more than an
hour. .The committee lis composed sof
Isidor Jacobs, chairman; Benjamin Ade
Wheeler. : Walter Macarthur, Rev
George .W. White, Michael Casey, A. W
Scott Jr., William P/'McCabe, Dr. F. W.
Gale, A. C. Holmes, '-\u25a0; Norton C. • WellsV
B. L. Cad walader a,nd George Al Tracy,
and most of the' members: were' In at
tendance.. •
; At'the outset it. was. made clear that
there had been \ a- serious, misurider
tstanding as to the > purposes ;"of ' the
peace -Iconf erence. \u25a0_> Protests J were' . re
ceived from* both sides \ which 'J it was
supposed; by theXcomm!tteerw;ould/ln ;
dorse* the" project. On one .side .there
appeared to ''" be '.-'apprehenslotifv th'kt :. the
cabinet:, members * were", on ;> their ..way
to Sanl Francisco to 'inject' federal In
fluencej intorthe "local
and *\u25a0 by • another > faction \ it f was •• urged
that an attempt might be made.tb force
the i recognition 1 of .• unions . with . which
employers ihave ) refused* to : deal. " "\u25a0\u25a0 : .
. The rcommittee declded'to ,- explain
that it- wasv' not^ihterided^r that ! the
cabinet members . should have any thing
to;'do with s the J local rand
that '?, they* were^'on the^ wdy ; \ to San
Francisco on 5 business '\u25a0 lnfiio^ way; con
nected * withi the , industrial 'situation?
Af ter a! the meetiru? the ; following:state
ment s wm, issued:. > v
"The conciliation committee in pro
THE &7£f*. .'T^ : AKJCTSfe^;^ -BATOKlJ^'r^ 22, ikrr
President of Union
tells of the Strike
Samuel Small
I President of iKe G»mmercial Telegrephcr •'
, Union
lArPnBCIATB.thBii In «f
the stntrmentH ffom !VeW.Y«rfci
nud AVushluift on to the .•«•«*
; Ihnt . .the -\u25a0 grrlevanc*« -- of - . the \u25a0:
. telegraphers employed-" by v .*he\
WMtcrn Union telrgrupli company
have, beeu satisfactorily adjusted,
' that . the venrral : public must re
card the strike In San" Fram-tsco
and Oakland asiunuaaal, and per-.
liapa 11 nanarriatrd. .-..'..., :-;>: -;>- \u0084
, . 'The, manner In rrhlch ; . the ad- , :
, just ment rras reached in the .east ',;\u25a0
la .. unsatlaf aetory, for the '\u25a0 reason •
that President .dowry 'a statement ";.'
.Inspires no confidence In the mlndft •
of .the telesrrnphern.- . It - contains,
not, n single sentence Trhlch ;Is.*«'.
' positive that, his : com-:,
pany ' 'Will do anyt hlnc *o afleji'late ;
the tondiUoßS nnder Which , teles-/'
raphers are workißß in the United*
*;statea. : ; ; . ;•; ,_'\u25a0? " ', '. ; - ;' /J.~*:;'',
, Xot withstanding; the grruernl dls- :
ftatlsfnction* With- Mr. / Xelll>* cou»:
'forence' With the. officials .' of 'tlievi
Western Unloa,. vre decided to ac- '
cept the result gracefulij-.
In San Frnnclsco there exist
\u25a0 STievanceii Which rrere not acted'
upon . by Mr. ,\>jll. anil to \u25a0which -
\u25a0Mr. \u25a0 Clorrry .: make* no -.reference. '
The nalarles paid In San Francisco
'are no srreatery now. than before 1 .
\u25a0the recent disaster, but. the cost of "
Urine has been increased to such
n«t extent that in order to pay llv
iiitt expenses a married man must
work time and a half every day In
. the Tveek, and a sluele man can
hardly. pay lirlng; expenses; There .
are cases In San Francisco .n-bere
the salary of Women telegrapher*
Is as low as $10 a month, and, they
did not receive the promised in
crease of KTpcr cent, cither. The
Postal teleeraph ' company ' treats
its telegraphers- worse even: than
the Western Union.
. We have purposely protected the
Postal telegraph*^ company from
publicity In the pamt, for the rea
son that it did not fight the union.
They, took advantage of our atti
tude toward them by reducing sal
aries from coast to coast to a
standard loWer than that paid by
the Western Union, and J When vre
called n bait on further reduction
the Postal joined hands ..'With", the
Western Union to light our. organi
sation. ' '
. As the I situation stands now We
are flchtlng: for. an Increase of 25
per cent In San Francisco and Oak
land' pending tbe restoration of
normal conditions.'' ' ''^\. ;
The' walkout Was almost unan-
Itnoni. ..At the Postal main office
not a single ; operator remained at
work. At the Western Union main
office at West Oaklnnd only, seven
Morse operators nnd- three Wheat
atone operators out of r total of
173 operators remained at their
keys.' All .of the' branch offices
were vacated and the ' stock ex
change offices will he Tilt hunt
telegrraph oueratorn this niornlng.
posing an 'industrial' peace conference,
during July .fixed' that > month , because
three members of President Roosevelt's
cabinet" would be in' the city, about ..the
same time," looking, into other 'matters.
The committee,; therefore, -Invited thorn
to participate ,In 'the 'proposed indus
trial conference, not with the intention
or idea, of asking- them ; toj interfere «n
or even investigate '; any /of ' the local
strikes, but rather . for the purpose 'of
education ;' and 'to . obtain. ;their\ lews
upon the general " relations ) ot capital
and labor and the 'necessity • for per
manent Industrial peace in^every. com
munity, and'the advisability, of organ
izing a California' branch; of
llonal civic 5 as; a of
settling future. industrial disputes! .
:"The invited i, guestsi have ; not \u25a0 "been
and will - not , be : asked \u25a0 to > settle . or.; In
.vestigate any .of 4the local; strikes," but
,lt is hoped that the, strikes will^ be
ended by.rthe^partiesjthereto before the
peace conference; takes place.''
, Whlle'matters now areln aiiuncer
tain. stateUhe plan. of {a peace" confer
ence has not. been abandoned," but will
be taken , up : later. . .•
Continued From : Faj?e } 1, Colomn H
them from any /obligations^iinder the
terms of -:. yesterday's .agreement. It
Is not -believed that the telegraphers; of
New York, will ; be at "least
just at" this;time. '
,; ; •WASHINGTON, V June 21.-fW./.':-W. ;
Beattjvt-l.vlcjea president-yof ; ; the^teleg^
raphers'^union,^ today, telegraphed -E.^j;
Nally,-;vlce[presi6rent and* general: man-;
ageri of the Postal telegraph "company
atv- New 'York; purging him"; "from ;. a'
humanitarian standpoint _to. consider fa
vorably, the. elght;hourday,'i adding that
to work nine and a half 'hours dailyjduf^
Ing : the ; heated v season j was I a', most] try-"
ing ;ordeal. : : : He 'Presi
dent: Small ; 0f " tlie \ telegraphers' '- union :
; . "The; sentiment :at\Washlhgton,is vin
tense' against'any : compromise, espe
cially^on: the eight hour day."
;1 1 .w. wa s ; ; 1 ea r n ed - 1 a s t ; 4 n l gh t'> that"- ; 1 5
operators forj the > "Western ;Unioniwere
on their way Kto; San ?Francisco% from
the east and ; had passed : through^ Raw
11ns, Wyo.; ,It**is believed ithe'jcompany
has fhad ! these f men*; in^ preserve ;ln \u25a0 an
ticipatibri; of; the; strike and'thatit has
arranged . for .others . to^ follow ', them.'
Superintendent; Jaynes irefused'-toj make
any,S definite 'about the
strike : breaking^ operators : the .company
Intends* to -import:;;;'; * . ".".'\u25a0 'I \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0-"\u25a0-\u25a0
reward; for road Vagext
. S ACR AM ENTO; -J une;• sf 2 11-^Governor.
Gillett^hasToffered a, reward, of;Sso0 r f or
the "\u25a0. arrest \ and v of : the ! road
agent- who Vis. opera tlngl oh,/ the To-*
Semite valley , f stage> line. . . :
LBAVENWORTH,. Kas., \u25a0 June .-,' 2i:-r-
Ex-Senator Lucien' Baker; died at 'll:ls
Makes tan Earnest Plea for
-the Fraternity of ;
Scores PoUce Chief Dinari
S.K' ; ?-.otc^ Criminals •'
\u25a0 ••\u25a0.\u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0:\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0*. --:\u25a0 -.:\u25a0 ,:j- -A.;---.' V: \u25a0\u25a0•.:, \u25a0 ' \u25a0 ''3£BH«Hp«J
rk > SPECIAL ' t>I BPATCH i TO" TH B- CA Li/ r. ; ; ;
STOCKTON, s '?J.-one ; 21.— District
torn ey -; : :!wi 11 la mT^H? : ; Ean "«d on"-'; o t \u25a0 ''. Sa n
Friwclsco \u25a0 "J, dei lye red ; - : «vi r' {ad d ress i '\u25a0\u25a0 to -,
nlghtvto'Jthe\crti«en8 i of^Stockton under
•the;'ausplces'pf 'lihe JhWh' school alumni."
LangdonscQredi corrupt piibilc^oniclals,
refefredy to ' the f San .; Francisco : situa-.
tlpri "and -; in 1 : -;. conclusion; held^ -out -the
hope' that conditions, will, improve.'
Throughout the : 'entire' address was a
plea •\u25a0-for .'\u25a0: the 'if ratefnlty of citizenship
and the elevation" of human ideals. He
said' in" part: ,'.' ; " ' : .
.It Isi^atd .thatton? rillroart mapnate Rlonc
noidiislK or. Hpren legislatures inthp palm of hi^
• lit ml..- I-*or;the public interest/- do .you suppose; i
or for a special;: interest of -hls-own?;.Is; this !
equality? f.oolc- at i the opon f «nd : obnoxious jac
ti»lty,- of the v hired •; lobbies wUioh . infeiit . ercr.r
state le^islature.V-Are they \u25a0 tlicre to -reprpnen't
tb<» .'interests of "a 11,'." do you '.suppose? Do tbvy
bring {profit \u25a0> to i their ixemlrrs? 'Would thov \u25a0oe
malntalneit'lf/ther-dldnott \u25a0 : : " \
•"•\u25a0'. Look at:the. caliber of, tlic men, who *it in the
halls of lpglslatlon. .'Are they in mo*t cases tn»
lje«t.'' mont :; unselflsb.^most'ttise^-men you .coild
send? 1 Orrar^-thet.'itenerallyireputeil- to. repre
sent 1 this; Interest ior.-tlian Hie icountry dele
gates are ' far . be.tter \u25a0 than thoßc the «rpn t. pit los
sfn<\, 'roped .and- "tied by the political cowboys
who bong the cattle 1 for ; the master* of ; th* h«H-I
who. slfhijther up with "UatuUr that are clean
\u25a0 oniy.ln looks. •-.• . • - -. .
C-Hon«hten legislatures, the lobbies or I the «ne
clal' luterestg. , controlled", delegation*, are the
»ymptom« of -political,;; disease •\u25a0 attackina the
equality of • tue^law '. at : erery ; plo<-e- ti-here the
law ls'.inade.'<" Clean upvthe legislatures; that
•I* tb«« first ronrageons.tbtns. to-lm rlone. ;
-Look at tour public officers enforcing the law.
Take- half «;dozen;nien. charged .with; about, the
same ; responsibilities and . note -with what differ
ent \u25a0 enthusiasm i and i zeal i and with differing hon
esty.* too.*:; they -j attend i to. their •\u25a0 business. , Pub-
He : assessors \u25a0 farorlng f corporations: : police : wink
inst at this crime and that rlcei mayors uslny the
; enforcement \u25a0 'and - nonenforcement < of the law
to •--. grow .> rich ' from "i extortion. Are all \ these
-practices conducire ; to -an equal 'administration
of the ; law so that each may. have his Just liU
erty and . no ' «" nr * * J E fi afl fff° r< T^''f :j frr Jiij*"Bpft!lltiliJ i ij*"Bpft!1ltili I"tf
Think- of the spectacle that Is to be seen' Jn
the gam Francisco \u25a0of .today,; where a , chief of
police appointed \u25a0\u25a0'. to' assist- in the; fair: admin
istration, of :;theilaw.i and > the > prosecution, of
crime j la - found i to : be I engaged \u25a0 in . the service of
protecting criminals, and defeating * the -work of
the \u25a0 public " prosecution. :;* A - more - brazm " malad
ministration.* of "\u25a0 the >equalitjr <of the : law was
neyer^known. w There is on* curefor. this: .Put
better, men « into ? office ; % give -- them ' honor " and
appreciation; so Uhat," beyond.- the -paltry money
pay, they i will! have • the rewards i without which
you cannot ' get better^ men; to serve. \u25a0 . . \u0084 :
- Look at : your^ coarta ; add your court procedure. '.
A poor villain may be Bent to jail In a few days,
his case " given » to :\u25a0. the = young , lawyer to - practice
on as a r paupefs. cadaver. Is .given . to' a medicnl
student " to •'\u25a0 dissect." •\u25a0 Not i so i with the rich .vfl
lalD, who hires the best legal.talent-of the land.
TbeK,whole"'. time -Is -spent .trying thetgrand
jury, : the Judge, ' the iWltnessesr the attorneys : for
the ; prosecution, everybody. 110 tfact.s except , the
defendants who. is completely lost sight. of in the
confusion. s^We \u25a0 should 'be s indignant : at ". this * af
front, to the sanctlQijof.the'law.'and.hy onrvery
imjlgna t ion at this trlflinß with oar: sacred i insti
tutions demand «;revolotion:in;6ur court proced-"
ure » that * will : ; tryithe ' case I npon * its merits I and
not upon blind, precedent ; and .technicality.' '. .
\u25a0 7 ;Tne code 'Of ethics of. the bar'whlch'makes'it
honorable 'to protect :a i. rascal • whose -: guilt "• is
known \u25a0to an attorneys needs \u25a0" revision, - ton. ..Men
should be as; free to shun a dirty, job in the, law
as 'in .business.?' ln ; spite of the -legal! code" of
ethics there : are; some Mawyers> who 'rannnt.'lie
bought into -the service ; of .rich j villa Inp, just .is
there are men : in business; who cannot. be coaxed
Into a dirty deal by a' promise of big profits.
Situation Explained to Them in De
tail by Grand President \;
'OAKLAND; -June 21.^— Every, mem
ber of the telegraphers'. union ; attended
the .meeting : held ;* tonight, at which
Grand President' 8.:; J. Small explained
the position of (the > union! and the rea
son for ; the calling 'of j the strike.^ r'' Small
declared : that; the; Western; Union \u25a0 com
pany,'.' through T President ' Clowry,: \u25a0 had
agreed with" Labor Commissioner, Nelll
tor arbitrate >any,r. differences "/between
the company and Uhe I telegraphers,": but
that.'.when . the i local? executive \u25a0 commit
tee * had : proposed > that . the I demand ' of
the ; ' members Tof ."local :N6^34 for- a v 25
per cent' \u25a0 Increase ;;in| wages be I: sub
mitted to arbitration General ; Superin
tendent ' Jaynes ;had 1 refused to enter
tainUhe proposal. -^ •
r "Immediately; after his to "the
members i of . the^union ."j Smal I i prepared
an 'officials statement ssetting.jforth^the
position .of 'the telegraphers' .'.union '\u25a0. in
its (struggle Vwithj; the Union
and ' the , Postal ; companies.;
7 In; explanation 1 , of;, the" calling- of: the,
strike in; Oakland .* and ; San Francisco
after, the" announcement l';by. : . Deputy
Grand:' President/S. J.vKoenkamp^that
the danger of a strike had been'averted
Headquarters for Sorosis Shoes
MTHe local Sorosis store is temporarily closed; r
Nevertheless i wearers^ or oprpsisshbes can secure their favorite style and exact
size at KAHN BRGS.^ the Oakland Sorosis agency. '
\u25a0•;;• ; W); know; that woi^ which Soroaa shoes give will
wear none other. Not only their flawless; lit and perfect I comfort but a certain distinctive grace and elegance place
Sorosis shoes in. a class apart. . . ,- \u25a0 \u25a0-\u25a0'.\u25a0 - , v
A remarkably varied and complete stock^ Here—^ah'd the same prices tfiat prevail inrNew York and Boston —
$3;50,^ $4.00 and $5.00 —
A-PLjimr | Twe lfth Street- at; Washington/Oakland 1 "H^
Storror Condemns
Strike as Unjust
L. W. Storro r
;- Superintendent of . the Postal Telegraph
\u25a0 -..Ceniptny
THE itrlkt CBHit Tlrtuallr
rrttboul rrurnlcsr n»d Tran
nltOKftlifr unpallcJ for. I
• per««nolly believe that a. f«ir het
iien&n Tvcre rr*poßalb!e f»r all the
agitation and ihnt the rest of the
operator* xwensover to tiirin for
no other c«a»f tbun o dr«trr to .
be Tilth the lender*. There ln.no'
' Maying: T»hen or horr Ihe- trouble
ia to be; er en ttiallr adja^tert. The
oullook for the preaent la sloumy,
a* there are hardly a dor en com
.petent, nonunion opern torn in . San
\u25a0FrancJaeo -Bt, the. present time.
From now on Rll btti»ldes<i here
vrlll be asuumed by the company
nnbject lo Indefinite delay.. v . We
have, notified >>tt York of this
fact, -and there will of course be
r^ dropping off of /meanagea /be
/cause of tlijsi fact," but there will
he untold delay attending all bnsl-
, new* handled. Traffic alone; .the
coast /will he Indirectly affected
by ;. the. strike. \u25a0an . a : considerable
bulk of U comen through via San
" Francisco. -Up to thr present Ihe " t
-Po*tal compnoj- ban made n«r ar
rangement* to flll the plncrs of
the strikers with nonunion oper
ators. "The" treatment accorded
by 3, the company to It* emploVea
ha* alwny* .been exceptionally
liberal, and I don't know of a
class of operator* nnywhere who
have been better taken care of.
Sv . -^- :—.: — .
through the efforts of Labor Commis- '
slonor:Neill,^Prf>3Mcnt Small said that
no; agreement had been readied 'be
tween the Western Union company and
:the telegraphers' union, but that Presi
dent Clowry had assured Commissioner
Neill that; the .company "was ready to
submit any differences. between the
company and the men to arbitration.
Relying;; upon ' the ' assurance, of - the
president of,thc company, the executive
committee of. the union. had communi
cated, with -General; Superintendent
Jaynes in San" Francisco, only \u25a0 to learn
that"^the flatter;, would not 1 agree 'to" eii
tertain the demand of the; local union
for arbitration, nor, according to Small,
would he take any action to meet -the
men- Jh a peaceful settlement The
grand president then ordered the strike.
At; the conclusion of the address of
the /grand: president the membersVof
the union w>?re addressed by D. X. Kop
picus,': secretary of theorder.of railway
tnl^egraphers :of the /Southern Pacific
company. V In/the course of his address
Koppicus.said*. ' - " \ -';
; ."\u25a0\u25a0' "For years every action of the West
ern : Union company toward the teleg
raphers In Its: employ has proved that
It '.was- endeavoring to disrupt; and de
stroy;; the ' union, /. 'and jiow that the
struggle has at last come, it Is for you,
the members -of .{this union, to'flght'.to
the vend.'' Stick together, arid .the com-"
paiiy.: will soon "discoyer.;that • itsjs;lun
wise :to;»compel dts;. "employes* to iexlst
on i wages which allow a bare 11 vlng. -
;.V*When 'any^publiciutility Is rendered
uselessV because ;of:"a dispute between
employer, and ; erhploye the public . soon
sets to work to discover .the cause "of
the trouble,; and.'once I the merits . ; of '.the
case are determined public opinion '\u25a0 is
a strong factor in the struggle. .The
! public^ will; soon discover, the. merits
of our case, and you can rdst assured
i that public opinion will compel the
! company to accede to the demands of
the telegraphers." '.\u25a0"' :.,*"-': .,*"-'-
Thomas 'Hanley, "a former organizer
of the telegraphers on the ' Pacific
coast, . declared that the : companies ' had
brought the- strike about by* constant
attempts to crush' the 'union and^that
now that the . telegraphers had - en
gaged inthe struggle they should fight
to the end and; settle the question
finally. . .
J.. At. , Perkins, who .was the first to
organize; the telegraphers of Oakland
and "/ San " Francisco, - declared that 1 the
members of the union had entered upon
a .struggle which must deteYmlne
whether.or. not th© company was to ibe
allowed to- pay/the men what" it chose,
regardless; of iright.^ He declared -that
the/struggle woulid; probably not end; ln
a day, a week or even In a raonth.-but
that "If the members: would stick to
gether'and continue the fight to the end
ultimate victory was assured.- ~~ '
KIEL, June ; 21.7— Emperor .'William,
after sailing; over a -33 mile course in
a i: nine knot .breeze, >teered his
schooner^ yachtv Meteor .across "the; fin
ish 'line three \u25a0' minutes /and ;50 : seconds
ahead of .the -i Hamburg,'- his \u25a0 only: com
petitor. { The;;: American built .. yawl
? Navahoe won' 1 again ; over the Comet,
her" former : adversary.-- ',
Hftlf the Complete Working
/\u25a0jjForce-j. of System to
.\ Be in Service .
'Cornelius Asserts Company
Is Misrepresentirig
Situation v^
: The United Railroads announced yea*
terday that It would have a thousand
men operating: its cars by next Mon
day; . . r \u25a0:'
; Thoruwell Mullally. assistant to
President iCalhoun, declares that the
traffic is increasing 1 every day and that
half of- the full working force .is now
required, to maintain the «fcpvlce.
-,* "Cars are being run up, to midnight
on the Sutter.'Halght Eddy. Ellis and
Fillmore street lines." said - Mullally
last_night. ."Tomorrow^ cars, will also
be "to ; midnight ; on the Valencia
street line." ..The' company will also in
crease the number Of \u25a0 cars' ln'Kearny
and sTh-lrd. 'streets to take, care of tho
increased ; traffic ,In;, In; that section.",
V President Cornelius^of the 1 carmen's
union "said that the finances of the
strikers" were in such shape. as to per
mit them to* hold out " Indefinitely. He ;
drew attention to the fact that, sB,26o;
had been paid out in strike benefits
arid that the men were as determined
as: ever in their attitude,
v "Thp reports that there have been a
g^reat many men going back to the
company recently are without founda
tion," said Cornelius. "Since the strike
began we have not had more than a
dozen deserters from our ranks.
\u25a0"As for the alleged ' increase In the
traffic of the United Railroads, It ap
plies only, to the Sutter street and one
or • two pother lines. The rest of the
lines are doing no bigger business than
they. were five weeks ago. The company
realizes this much/nore keenly than it
Is affecting."
Cornelius announced a list of a dozen
new bus routes to supplement those
now maintained by the union.
These buses are to run both day and
night. -•"\u25a0\u25a0;\u25a0
Acts, of violence in connection > with
the strike were extremely few yester
day.. The most serious reported was
an assault made at 10 o'clock last
night on Claud Chandler, a conductor
On the Jackson street line, by a gang
of strike sympathizers at Eddy and
Fillmore streets. . Chandler was being
mauled by the gang when Patrolman
Murphy came along. Murphy had to
open a . few, scalps with his club before
he succeeded in getting Chandler away
from, his assailants. \ John King, who
claims to be a cook, was arrested by
Murphy in, connection with the assault'
and charged with battery at the Bush
street station!
.'Westbound car. No. 1517 of the Sutter
street, line .was stoned 'while passing
Kearny, street at 7 o'clock. About 75
passengers *.were on the car. Several
windows were broken and a small sized
panic 'ensued,' but: the car pulled away,
without' any serious injuries being rev
ported. •' • • ' .
>. George Wilson, a strike breaking
conductor on -the Folsom street line,
was attacked by two men, one of
whom "was armed with a Knife, in a
saloon at Folsom street and Precita
avenue last evening and narrowly
escaped serious Injury. Wilson entered
the saloon and was recognized. by Peter
J. Hughes, a carpenter, and John Con
roy, a clerk. , Hughes and Conroy fol
lowed the strike breaker into a rear
room, .where the, former drew a knife
and | attempted to stab Wilson 'in - the
abdomen. Theconductor parried the blow
with^ his right arm and received an
ugly wound.' Hughes was arrested and
charged at the : Mission station with
assault with -a deadly weapon and Con
roy was booked for disturbing the
TX)NDOX. June 21.— The Jewish
World jtsaysV that; tho will ot Daniel
Osirs.' the Jewish banker and philan
thropist of Paris, who died some time
ago. leaves 15.000.000 \u25a0to the" Pasteur
institute. The estate is valued at
1 13.000,000.
t , . PANAMA; June 21.— Hlcardo Arias
and Manuel QuinterO, respectively sec
retaries of .government and public
\u25a0works, \u25a0 resigned today. • Senor Quln
tisro will go as consul general either to
Hamburg or Sah Francisco. .
Tosemlte railroad now open. "Write
O. W. Lehmer, traf. mgr.. Merced, , Cal.*
When you have a Bad y\
Breath-^Wake up ! ™
\%l vC -ii 1 "^ 1 ?" tha frlani you"
V* V^ ( speak to turns his face ths
ether way.
— rV/hen your tonjue la coatsd.
\u25a0 you have Heartburn, Beichtof,
Acid Risings in throat.
— When Plmpl; 3 bagln lo psep out,
— 'A^hen your Stomach Gnxvt or Burns,
—That's thstima to check coming Con-
stipation, Indigestion and Dyspepsia.
Ons single Candy Cascaret will do it
if taken at the right minute. ju3t whin you
Cascarets don't Purge, nor Weaken, nor
wtata Digestive Juices in flooding out th«
Bowel 3. Ilka Salts. Caster Oil, "Physio*."
But, —, they act lika Eierdaa on th*
Muscles that shrink and expand ths Intes*
tines, thus pushing the Food on Naturally
to its Finish. . • A
When your Bowel-Muscles grow flabby
they need Exercise to strengthen them—
not ''Physic** to pamper theni. •
Cascarets provide the bracing tone that
Is needed specifically by the Bowel-muscles.
Then carry ths Httlo ten-cant "Vest
Pocket box constantly with you, and taka
a Cascaret whenever ycu suspect you need
! One Cascaret at a tims will promptly
cleanse a foul Breath, er Coated Tongue.
thus proving clearly Its ready, steady, sure,
but mild and effective action.
Have the little 10c Emergency box of
Cascarets constantly near you 1
All Druggists sell them— over ten mil-
lion boxes a year, for six years past.
Be very careful to get the genuine.
made only by the Sterling Remedy Com-
pany and never sold in bulk. Every taib-
let stamped "CCZ."- 730
Savings Bank n
Is installing in its
building modern safe
deposit vaults.
Cor. Sutter and Trinity Sts.
Above Moninmta St.
Contractors and Builders
Z "Hill* complrte la frame, enn-
ftUtlnc ot - 10-b. p. Gasoline Eb-
' Klnen, 3 Clement >o. 1 Variety Saw
BruHh, 1 Planer, 1 Huthrr Dado
Head 8-Inch diameter Xo. «, 3 14-
Inch Cutoff 6atra, Z 14-Inch nip
Sam, Shaftlntc. Beltlaa;, Tool* a»d 3
Sbcdn. Apply to Thomas
CBatrmaa I.nnd and Bnlldlaft De-
partment, Vnioa Square.
niQTCD'cI Sernnnc Must Bear . ;
\u25a0SiTTif Fac-Simile Sigmturt {\
H PILLS. y^Z^O^r^^SfJgi
Just Out and the
Most Popular
The Brass Bowl. L. J. Vane. f 1.25
The Mayor's Wife, Green.. 1.35
The Slim Prince 55.......... 1.00
Half Rogue, McGrath. ...'. . 1.25
The White Cat. Burgess..., 1.25
The Port of Missing Men.. 1.25
Return of Balance. Whitlock 1.25
Fighting Chance. Chambers. 1.55
Pigs Is Figs, Parker .50
Incubator Baby, Parker .75
College Chaps, Nat Prince. .50
Foolish Finance, Wuertz ... .50
Mrs. Pigs of Very Old
Scratch .......:.... •".-.: ..25
White House Cook 800k... .75
Office Supplies, Engraving and
Fine Stationery a Specialty.
Parent's Stationery Store ;^
$18 Van Ness Ay.
-WMWa v E«iy-Ae<?«M 4 oC*Ew»y r P»l»t «t4ai
' btfmst. Halt Block from Waoiraaier'i, . \u25a0
' .ft miaat«**. walk o: Baoppiuj DUtriet. .. w
tfOTED rOR: Ei?»J^3ce at Ca!ita«. Cm 9
"\torUbU Appointments. CtnrXKua* So^.' H
- , Tie* tad HomsiUo Sarrounatait. m
. Table d'Hot© Breakfast SOS ; , S
\u0084 ;.Urn«diny,'li finl atmt^
y^as" : " THE ULAJIOS9 B«U.\l>. *T\
f K^a Cli«-*fc«*-ter'.l>l«««.J»ri, I tJ^\
)^4iBK3S©V »"'!'•* <n Ke<! »*» Wold »<«nillc\V/
X -^?J se.lod W.tt Blu« WN»fcW
I W J» DIA'iJj>ND iIRA.VD PIU.«. tot •*
Special Care Taken With De9*»U lona
(id All u«gil DoramnU
; I Northwest ; Corner oJt Sut ter. aad
Stelner Streets.

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