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Just how it rules itself and us- is told by a writer who understands its very pecu liar system, iii voLmiE cm— no. .10. OPERATORS AWAITING TROUBLE Fear Violence Will Begin When the Mines Open Thirty Per Cent Cut Made in All Labor Schedules Miners Must Throw Cards Away to Get Work Employes Ridicule Plan to Lessen Living Cost Harry Quinn SPECIAL DIFFATCH TO TBE CALL GOLDFIELD, Nev., Dec. 9. — According to members of the mine owners* association, the tension in the strike sit uation is at the breaking point. According to officials of the union there is no truth in the reports made by the owners that the miners are armed and that serious trou ble is likely to occur; judging from the conduct of Colonel Reynolds and his small army of United States regulars encamped on the outskirts of the* city, no covert act is ex- ! pected tonight. The <iay"s developments, how ever, indicate that a crisis will be reached Thursday, when the Mo hawk Combination and all other important properties will be re opened. The operators issued the final statement this afternoon. - The mines.' are to be opened at 7 o'clock Thursday morning. A new scale has been drawn up, j reducing' wages for the district about 30 per cent. The operators invite all of their old •raployes to return to work on condi tion that they throw away their cards of membership in the western federa tion of miners, renounce forever that organization and agree to accept the n«?w -vrapes. In return they promise to ccc that the cost of living is reduced bo that the cut in wages will be offset. WILL CHEAPEN LIVING COST They declare they will bring suf ficient pressure to bear upon- the mer chants of the town to make a "0 per cent hole in the latter's gross receipts and promiFß that if the merchants do not lower pr'ces on the necessaries of life the mine owners' association will «.ppropn'at«> $I*oo,ooo for investment in department stores and lodging houses, •where goods, meals and shelter will be given to the employes of tbe associa tion at cost prices. Before this statement had been is sued th<*. union officials had been ap prised of its contents and President MacKinnon declared that the proposi- . tion made by the owners \u25a0was absurd. He said that wages were not too high for the cost of living here, and that it •was ridiculous to talk of reducing prices of goods a.nd food supplies. MacKinnon laid particular stress upon the statement that the officials of the union would not countenance vio lence, and that it would be a clean, ' open fight between the men and the i operators. He s.iid that if reports had \ been circulated to the effect that mem- I bers of the federation had attempted to destroy property they were fathered by the owners' association. SO VIOLENCE. SAYS LEADER . "Our policy will be to wait and meet developments as they appear, but there i will be no violence," ?aid MacKinnon. "TVe do not intend to invoke the aid of the federation officers in Denver, unless rone unforeseen emergency renders us enable to fight our battles alone. Then j we would call for help. "Xinety-nine per cent of the mem bers of the local union will remain loyal; there will be a few traitors, but they are already known. They sit in •ur councils and they see an that transpires, but we know them and have \ Stnown them all along." The officers were busy all day com gifting arrangement for the opening of U-.e mines Thursday. All the leases on t oDllKUcd ob Pace 2, Column 1 The San Francisco Call. INDEX OF THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL'S NEWS TODAY TELEPHOVE KEARNY 88 TUESDAY,- DECEMBER 10, 1907 WEATHER CONDITIONS CONDITIONS YESTERDAY— North wind; fiendv; maximum temperature. 62; minimum.'.)". FOBF.CAST FOR TODAY— Cloudr; fre*h eolith nind: i>osslbly sbowor*. Paße a EDITORIAL Criminal neglect of duty by bank corumis sU'urrs. Page 6 Tlic opi>ointmpct of a wcclver. Pasr«* 6 Pror^f of Pnllnwin company eiattioo. Page 6 Taf» »ml Korakcr. rape 6 ! BANK FAILURE President WalV^r.of tip Cflifornia »df«> 4* I posit and trust rooipanj" Trill offer to bf wmc a vitaffts for the state. Page 1 | Citr financier* cODdemD the-lix method.* of tbe sf»t<» bant commiKsien, and oiparinz house pr« po^ps to maintain an c\smiuin? fommlt tee. Page 1 Director TValtpr J. Bartuett sefures release on bonds furnished b.r a surety i-oropan.r. •wbile General Msnajtcr J. Dalr<>ll Brown of tbe de funct California *afo deposit aud trust <onipauy remains in city priPOD. Pasre> 1 Stock bolder* appoint three -cotnmittets , to ! guard tbrir riciits and ciprcss a dejfre to re'ir- , £an:ze. tbe defunct bank. Page 2 j Parid F. Walker, under arrest at Santa Bar- \ bara. lndipnantl.r denies that he J* \ spiritualist ; or that be was gnided by Mrs. Whitney In mak ing Investment*. Vag* 2 CITY Supreme court derision validates special boll day legislation, acd superior courts may act legally- . Page 14 Mary TiDrent, a chamber maid, clam by- \u25a0 ! halfbreed Per tugruese -Jam* lean negro nimed ; Eetbol. '.^>- j . . Page 14 ! Supervisors Brenner and Sullivan become per sona! while arguing rbe overhead wire ordinance aad action on proposed law is attain de layed. Page 14 . Case of Patrick Calboun continued until Jan uary T. owing to Gallagher'* prolonged vacation, and Calhoun will go to New York. Page 14 Anita May Burslem. suing for divorce, alleges that her husband spent $100 a day for liquor and iiniilrd her expenditures to 23 cents at a time. Page 7 Five persons hurt in as many accidents — one fatally— is day's record of tbe United Rail roads, page 14 Girl rescued by sailors from ocean beach mrf, i fails in fourth suicide attempt. Page 14 CONGRESSIONAL Senator Tilltnan introduces resolution to inves tigate rcoont proceedings of tbe secretary of the treasury in connection with the financial flurry, and for an inquiry concerning clearing bonse cer- SUBURBAN As*d grandfather of Olive Scully aids woman I on trial for taking Glover's life. Page 4 j PcysirUns fail to determine ths cause of the death of M. D. Burnett, the Davirriile rancher!; wh<»e i>o<3y was fwnd floating in STs*.; \u25a0Va.z^'4 ''' Oakland chambtr of eommerci* win hold meet | ing Thursday to. discuirc cotitolidatlon >f bay dues,,- - . ' '- : ..' Page 4 Myron A.- McCourt. ymng employe of casualty ompany in Oakland, confesses to forgeries which deceive bank cashiers. PaX«" 4 Tbievpg use cornice as road between offices in wbieh haul of jewel* and gcnig is made. Page ' 4 Mrs. if, C. Goodwin, daughter of Fulton Berry, divorces husband whose escapades brought un pleasant notoriety. Page 13 \u25a0 Many pusses searching for j highwaymen who stabbed Postmaster Martinelli of Oleraa. Page 4 L. L. Carmin takes body of wife to Kaneas' City for burial and promises to return for. trial of Wilklns, charged with her death. Page 4 COAST Goldfleld operators ' fear violence when " the mines open; SO per cent cut made on'all labcr schedules. ... :V:-V^ : Page 1 Four mioers and a pumpman entombed in Alpha shaft at Ely. Ner.: two are drowned, but three survivors are | bciaj supplied with . food through a pipe. Page 5 Insane man in frenzy fires revolver at men In factory, killing one and wounding one. Page's' Six indictments against Supervisor Frick of Santa Barbara are dismissed on technicalities, but court orders filing of new charges. Page 5 Well dressed man. probably named Wood..com mits suicide after attempting to murder a mer chant in Pctaluma. ; «\u25a0;.»- Page 5 State senator of Nevada and brother plead guil ty to stealing public lands. Page 10 Stockton will vote-^today upon the question of Sunday closing of saloons and trouble atjbe polls is feared. Page 0 EASTERN Eoote^elt urges immediate fortiß«ation of coast, Hawaiian islajvds and Philippine isl ands. ...; Page'l Coogresuman Kahn demand* bead of Post tnaiter Arthur Fi^k. whom be <alls his political enemy, while Perkins and Flint urge reappoint ment. Page 1 Hear Admiral Evans goe« aboard his flagship and begins final arrangements for the sailing of tbe fleet next Tuesday. . Page 5 Letters in Which A. Bart McKee is addressed as "sweetheart Santa Clans" by chorus girls 'maj figure in divorce suit. Page 10 FOREIGN \ , Archbishop Riordan In Rome learns-that Vat ican is reluctant to name Dr. Hanna coadjutor of San Francisco. on account of his modern- Urn. Page 1 Small tender conveying Mrs. Taft to eteamahip off tbe harbor of Boulogne barely escapes dis aster in gale. Page 5 SPORTS Six favorites are bowled over at the Emery ville track. • Page 8 Jockey Pendergast says he was offered a bribe to keep the norse Captain Burnett out of • the' money ln # a race last Friday. . . Page 8 Deatb of Austin Gibbons, once lightweight champion boxer of tbe world.' PBge 0 Leopold McLaßlcn makes short work of two Japanesejia jitsu i experts. ' - Page 9 Abe Attell and Owen Moran sign articles for a championship match New .Tear's day." : Page' B Johnny Frayue is a 9 to favorite over John ny Murpbr for tonight's fight. ,', \u25a0 Page S Three teams drop out of- the six day bicycle race in New Tort. Page 9 Carman's Rtfieman runs away from a field of sprinters at Arcadia. Page 0 LABOR Bakers' union Is taking* steps to have -base neat bake shops closed., \u0084 Page. 7 The »team fitters' and plumbers' controversy, will be settled lo 00 days. Page 7 MARINE Liner Korea., whi<h sails todaj- for the: far east, will be. loaded to its full capacity with freight and will tarry 000 passengers. Page 0 MINING Announcement of January dividend sends Flor ence vp with a rush on tbe exchange. ' Page'l3 ?fine owners adopt r^olutione'redncing wages and '\u25a0-"\u25a0laxing / lor U»e open eh!?p at : Gold flel* \u25a0-: -— - ' .'Page 3 S^N /FRANCISCO, TUES^^ CONGRESSMEN WANT DEANE IN THE POSTOFFICE "Fisk My \Enemy,'V Says Kahn and Hayes OPPOSED BY SENATORS "Civil Service" Is Trump Card of Perkins to Roosevelt FLINT - GETS -IN LINE Approves Recommendation for Reappointment of Postmaster Ira E. Bennett SPECIAL DISPATCH TO THE CAULi WASHINGTON, Dec. 9— The president discussed the San Francisco postmastership today with Senator Perkins and Representatives Kahn and Hayes. The two congressmen saw the president and Kahn advised him that they were very anxious to have John J. Deane " appointed postmaster. Kahn said it was vital, in fact, that he should have the appointment. Then Senator Perkins appeared and the president asked him what he thought about it. "Why, Mr. President," said Perkins, "I am practicing what you approach, I believe, in ; civil service. I think Mr. Fisk has made a splendid postmaster. Have any charges been filed against him?" The president said he did not know of any. Perkins then suggested that it' would be a fine thing to reappoint Fisk. Kahn then told Perkinsthat Fisk and his asßistants were his political ene mtfs and -that h> beli-yed th«. post mastership ought to be at Jii? disposal. Hayes merely said'h^' "stood with Julius on L tb^ -Hn"atter-";"' "1 1? ' add-fdj^triar-Flsk • had never intimated that he, was a can didate -for reappoinmeht. • . '.- .' ' 'T thought'Fisk was out of it," said Hayes, "so "I stand "with Julius for Johnny Deahe. The Sari ; Francisco postoffice -is ; the only, patronage that Julius has and Perkins oughtto give It to him." P.«rkins has recommended Fisk for I reappointment and Flint hae joined;in the recommendation. The president , said he would consult Perkins before! taking any action. r Kahn said tonight that Perkins in sisted he was not- tied to Fisk in any way and might throw liim . over for Deane. ("•••'\u25a0 C ' ;" Must Fortify) Islands Urges Roosevelt _ s .. -• - . \u0084 - SPECIAL DISPATCH TO THE CALL^ WASHINGTON, Dec. 9.— George A. Knight, in i company with Senator Per- : kins,, had a pleasant visit with the president itoday. Mr. Roosevelt greeted Knight warmly and called to flim 'to join a group while the president ham mered into them the necessity for'forti fying the Hawaiian Islands immedi ately. "i want you to hear this," said Roose-. velt. "I want all Pacific coast people to get together and use their influx ence to push through, these appropria tions." • \.^V t V. Knight, was smiling when he emerged. He was asked if the presi dent had approved his bid; for perma nent chairman of the national conven tion, but was noncommittal. \u25a0\u25a0 Several national committeemen have suggested that" Knight would make .a fine pre siding officer and they, are now at^work spreading his boom. - Knight will re turn tpCalifornla tomorrow.; President Roosevelt is taking the keenest interest in the question of for tifying.the Pacific-coast; from anjr pos sible, invasion -of a foreign .fleet. Not only has the chief > executive made strong. recommendations in. his message to congress for : a large! appropriation for^this" purpose,' but has talked. 'the' matter; over with, members , of congress of the Paciflcjeoast states. -•\u25a0' .\u25a0•'.•' , Today Representatives; Hayes and Kahn had occasion to' visit the White HQnse- to: present some "friends..- After receiving them .the president : . turned to' the" two California, 'members and ex plained tQ them '.the necessity for iorti fying notoniy.ths Pacific coast,- but the Hawaiian islands as' well.;" v ' < He saidjhe reallzedlthat moie;m'oncy should be appropriated for the. building of yards and docks on the Pacific coast, especially' in SviewCof the \u25a0' approaching visit of the fleeLfHe'madejit very-plain' tb^them I . that* it/fvas'hisdesire'that- they; should do every thing, ih> their ' power to convince -congress of; the/ necessity"; for, large appropriations for the i'. proper . fortification of [ theiwestern "coast. ; .". ..That- airtheimembers' of California 1 delegation are taking .the ; same * keen interest- in the question ;• goes .without saying.Vandit is their; purposeito: do-all they i can] to briiig^whatever-; pressure * is* necessary '\u25a0 upon"? congress : mi orderi that ' the, /president's -wishes Vmay-.' be "f carried out. :V- .',\u25a0'•.. '-:*--—" \u25a0-\u25a0_•:\u25a0-,.- =\u25a0•-.- r —r-rj-rr^ BANKERS SCORE LAX METHODS OF THE COMMISSION Say Palpable Violations of the Law Have -Been Winked At DUTY IS NOT DONE Condition of California' Safe Deposit Due to Gross Negligence TO ACT FOR ITSELF Clearing House May Ap point an Examining \u25a0:\u25a0;:•\u25a0 .- - -.\u25a0\u25a0 . Bankers throughout the | city united in denouncing the bank commission yesterday for the lax methods which had allowed to exist such -an amazing system of finance as flourished in the California safe deposit and trust com pany. The blame for the present con dition of | affairs, was laid '. at 1 the door of the commission.'; Charges were made that the commission Kad winked at the grossest violations of the law, | and had attempted to sustain a shat tered institution.; Former members of the commission . were also denounced, as the disgraceful condition of affairs has continued' over, a long: period. : Homer S. Jving.ipresident of '-'the clear ing house, and \\'. : ! A. 'Palmer, sccre- tary of tho savings banks association, grilled-, the on behalf 'of the two . organizations they ' represent. Their denunciation was concurredin by every conservative'; banker in* the city. "The' bank commission has been noth-' ing: but a political dumping ground," said King. "If the commission ,had done its duty such a thing" couldnever have happened.-;." Kvery; conservative bank courts investigation,, but it wants a -real - investigation, not ; a isham." j W.'Ar^Painier. expressed -practically the same view. '•.'",, * "The -work ;of the commission' as reflected in- this- failure," he-said; ''reduces itself to* a farce. ; The matter has been before the savings banks as sociation ,and we ha.ye given considera-" tion to methods-;, of bringing about a more rigid examination." .*. In this connectionboth. the clearing house, and the, savings- banks', associa-^ tion have taken up: the suggestionthat they -main tain an "examining committee of their own with a corps of expert:ac countants. "This is the ; plan lately adopted .with great success > in^Chicago.' The 'clearing house committee' keeps a check ! on' every,; bank 1 , in its jurlsdic-; tion; and the slightest infraction of the law'or any move out of the path, of conservative banking Is quickly' "ex posed, :'and , the - bank ordered cither to correct -its methods, or -to close." \u25a0' Among: - the "/conservative banks ;.'busi ness .went-on .as smoothly as ever "yes terday. Withdrawals! 'were smaller by far j- than the t dep"osits and" there was. nothing to show that any th'l ng unusual: had occurred.*.^Bankers; generally ex pressed the- view.;; that it was better to have -the reckless institutionslweeded out.-*" -' -;.\u25a0.-. \u25a0 r\u25a0: \u25a0 ..:.-\u25a0—• - •\u25a0 ..;.. . . For , sonic': time /suspicion^ has been directed 1 toward the; California; saf<^ de posit/ and ; tVust.'-' com pany. [,-- It "•« is', felt i that its elimination 'from' the! field (will clear the 'banking ".atmosphere. The Walter J. Bartnett (upper), director of the -California safe deposit 'and trust company, who secured % his release on bonds I yesterday, and- Attorney Crittenden. Thornton, who caused the arrest, of the officers of- the defunct bank. Below is a photo- J graph; of ;-':.Bartn"ett's palatial, residence oh Silva "island. The lower- photo is # of J. Dalzell Brown's - residence in Wash ington street. • -.-. .' _. ' ;'; ' .'.:' ; '--'fr.'- -,'\u25a0';' "• "^r;-^ Modernism a Btock to CKoipe of Dr. Banna^ ArchbishopßiordanJJrgesNam ing of Coadjutor, but Finds < " Rome Is Reluctant * ROME," Dec.;. 9.' .pre fect -of the propaganda; received : this evening "Archbishop \u25a0; •Riordan*. of ,San Francisco, who ;in addition ; to submit ting a •full- report \u25a0\u25a0 of his- diocese 1 , re ported . to the -prefect .-the advisability of " appointing' : lßev.>Edward Hanna' of Rochester cbadjutor^archbishbp of ' San v Fraiicisco.- \u0084 , .... ...'*.'"; \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0'\ .Cardinal Gotti," although admitting that -Dr.; v Hanna was . first,, on t the list of candidates for that -diocese.; and.was s trongly" recommended, by >everal cart" dinals and archbishops, said Dr. Hanha was. described as professing modernist principles, ;as L would appear" from* some of -writings, and ; that,"therefore.hls appointment had* been held "in abey ance. , . . ' .'. . . \u25a0';-\u25a0'• ' Archbishop' Riordan ; defended Dr. Hanna, saying -that these reports* were Incorrect > and, that hie^'attitude had been greatly exaggerated." : -The propa ganda •will « receive , further /testimony on. the subject.- .' . ' ; AOKl '<\u25a0 THE ; iSCAPEGO AT FOR : BROKEN-TREATY PLEDGE Ambassador Recalled .Following Re pudiation ' of- Promise to Exclude . • .'Japanese Immigrants J-. ' vTOKYO.'Dec.^S.— Regarding Viscount 'Aok i's return f rom -.^"ashiiigton prbm- liient; papers vhere, allege that, the 'am-; bassador promised -.President .Roosevelt a' treaty.' for Vfhe exclusion lot i'-iram!-' grants.' ibutthatihis, government subse ;quently^repudiated^thls 'promise on , the ground of ; Viscount Abki's" .- irresponsi ,bility.-"N,:t;;; rV; : ;\'^ : ;;.;\u25a0 '-*,;\u25a0; : /v/ *- . «*\u25a0• Now, the, government recalls him, thus making him'thesaapegbat for.a' broken pledge.,'. . . .-. v --.;".' . '\u25a0•;. .*\u25a0'•".'. - .\u25a0 %• '\u25a0\u25a0 '"' \u25a0 . %'. ' conservative \u25a0'institutions^ will.b e .• : the better 'for 'iC ; ' '\'"\.' : ':\ '*•?",\u25a0 ' ">'; : The.' solidity of the San ' Francisco* .banks was 'never .,» better' proved \u0084 than yesterday; -.w.hen .they "were unaffected "th». sensational ©pments:aboQt:them. .; \' ,-'\ "'*-.' V - " or not you are Irish you can i not i fail _to., be. interested in the story of . how to bike through Ireland, which will appear Sunday^ in Ther Sunday Gill fMerlh Willing to Be State Says tie Had No_ Part in Looting of Colton Estate and Was Not Borrower of Bank -David F. "Walker, late; president? of the California, safe , deposit arid*' trust company," who is under arrest iinfSanta Barbara. on. a charge pf embezzlement in~ connection with the failure of the institution, .will offer to become a wit ness . for the state in the impending .'prosecutions. "Walker maintains that ;he i had -no part.i n the looting of ths Colton estate, and says that.he, 1» per fectly "willing to go 'on •\u25a0-\u25a0the' .witnew stand and. tell' 'all he knows, regardless -"of ; the'donsequences. x . He announced that he was .willing to turn ; over air papers in .his pos session or in - the * possession -of the' bank, and; added that' he was confident' that' his Innocence of wrongdoing would he established. Walker pointed out. that: he- had J42, 000 on deposit in the institution and that -he had not .been a borrower at Continued ; on < Pasre S, * Column 3 Impertinent Question No. 28 What Do You Walnt Most for Christmas? For the most original or wittiest answer to this ques tion-rand the briefer the better— The Gall will pay El YE DOLLARS, for the next 'five answers : Prize: winning answers will 'be printed next Wednesday arid checks mailed to the winners at once Make vyour answer short and address it to IMPERTINENT QUESTIONS, ' - • BHH THE CALL PRICE FIVE CENTS. ONE BANKER FREED ON BONDS Bartnett Secures Liberty, Brown • \ \u25a0 \u25a0 \u25a0 • . : Wild Scurrying During the Day for Sureties Manager of Defunct Concern Still Stockholders' Committees Chosen to Guard Rights Unsuccessful in his efforts to obtain bondsmen to go on his bail, even after it had been reduced.by Judge Dunne in the superior court, J. Dalzell Brown, vice •presi dent an£ manager of the California safe deposit and trust company, last night re traced his steps to the qity prison, maintaining to the end the calm composure and smiling demeanor which had characterized him through out the trying day. -It was not until the * gates : \\*ere shut behind him and he was led into the cells that he showed the: acute disappointment which he felt. William J: • Bartnett" had better hick,. and at the last moment was 'able to secure bondsmen in the Pacific ' surety company and the United States guarantee surety company. ''.» * . .The. two- defendants entered j Judge Dunne V courtroom yester | day in the. custody of detectives- 2 — ~ Bartnett from his home. in \u25a0 : Valley and Brown from his, cell- in; ; the city prison. Except for Hiram- W.. Johnson, his attorney. Brown was alone, but with Bartnett was his wife, William C. Peyton* ''Mrs.' 1 Pevton and other friends. • Brown was almost completely isolated. Few addressed any words to him and he stood in, a corner o^ the courtroom, silent but smiling. ißaftnett. on the other fra;rid, was haggard. - asl'tated and .-Tiervous. He hurried from friend to friend, talking earnestly with each, dispatching som» to telephone, others on errands. His wife aided him. She advanced. to meet friends with outstretched hands, sent innumerable: telephone messages' and scorned to act in the capacity of ad • visor. They had petitioned that the bonds, originally set at $200,000 or $100,000 cash, be reduced. Hiram W. Jonn \ son, speaking for" Brown. asked the court to lower. the figure in view of the present financial stringency, and 1 as the district attorney's office,' through Assistant District Attorney Hoff Cook. said there was no objection to the bonds being placed at $75,000 or $50. 000 cash. Judge" Dunne reduced ' th» bonds to this amount. \u25a0• Assistant Dis trict Attorney Heney. who had charge of the case at 'its inception, left the courtroom" shortly after the appearance