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DISMAL HOWLS
OF HARD TIMES
BY RAILROADS
Passage of Traffic Bill by the
Senate Followed by Threat
of Retrenchment
Railways Profess to Be $700,«
000,000 to the Bad in the
Last Two Years
as it passed the senate may be de
scribed as follows:
Thfe bill provides for the creation of a
new "court of commerce" for the con
sideration exclusively of appeals from
orders of the interstate commerce com
mission. The court is to consist of five
judges to sit in Washington. Their
powers are to be co-ordinate with the
judges of $he federal circuit court, they
are to receive the same pay and emolu
ments and are to be appointed in the
first instance by the president for terms
respectively of one, two, three, four and
five years.
*; Eacli, as he retires to take up the
work of a circuit judge, is to be suc
ceeded by a designation from the cir
cuit bench, these and other vacancies
to be filled by appointment by the chief
jOßtlce of the supreme court.
Sittings of Court
While the office* of the court are to
be in Washington and regular sessions
are to be held here, provision is made
for sittings anywhere in the United
States. The government rather than
the Interstate commerce commission is
made the defendant in all cases coming
before the court, but the commission is
permitted to Intervene, as are other in
terested parties.
The defense Is placed under the direc
tion of the attorney general, but the
commission and interested parties are
permitted to have counsel and to carry
on the suit in case the attorney general
fails to do so. Appeal may be taken to
the supreme court.
1 O\G AM) SHORT HAUL
The long and short haul provision of
the present interstate commerce law is
amended so as to permit a greater
charge for a short haul than for a long
haul, only with the consent of the in
terstate commerce commission. Espe
cial provision is made against the fix
ing of a law<;r rate for the purpose of
destroying water competition. . j
Railroad, companies are required to
furnish written statements of rates
from one place to another upon the
written application of a shipper, under
a penalty of $250 for misstatement or
failure to comply with such applica
tion.
In addition, the shipper can bring
suit for additional damages.
REASONABLENESS OF RATES
Either upon complaint or upon its
own initiative the commission is au
thorized to determine the reasonable
nets of Individual or joint rates or
classifications and if such rates are
fimnd unreasonable. discriminatory,
preferential or prejudicial, the commis
sion is authorized to prescribe a proper
maximum rate. Rates reduced to meet
' water competition must not be restored
unless after a hearing by the commis
sion to determine whether conditions'
have changed otherwise than by the
elimination of the water competition.
Unless* set aside by a competent
court, orders of the commission are to
continue in force for tvfro years. The
commission is also given authority to
investigate the propriety of any new
rate, regulation or classification, indi
vidual or joint, of any common carrier
and pending such hearing a suspension
for 10 months of the rate, classification
or regulation Is provided. The carrier
is required to refund all charges found
to be excessive. *
Authority is also given the com
mission to establish through routes a.nd
joint classification and to prescribe
maximum rates over them whenever
the carriers themselves neglect to do
po. This regulation also rovers water
lines tha^t are connecting carriers.
. DESIGNATING ROUTES
Shippers are given the right to desig
nate a through route or part of. a route
over which their property shall be car
ried. • A penalty of $5,000 is imposed
upon carriers for disclosing any infor
mation concerning shipments. A like
penalty is. provided for violation of
orders under section 15 of the existing
interstate .commerce law and in this
case each day that the violation con
tinues is to be construed es a separate
offense.
At intervals of six months the com
mission js required to make an analy
sis of the tariff and classifications and
tn investgate the advisability of a uni
form classification!
TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE
Telegraph and telephone lines are
placed under jurisdiction of the inter
See Page 5 for Particulars
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ITHiSCOUPON
I AiND JO CENTS ;
When presented at the office of
Fine Art Photogravure
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LAST CHANGE He yW o^Har dy
Present coupon and 1O cents at either office of THE CALL.
. Main office, Market and Third, streets, San Francisco.
Branch office, 1651 Fillmore street, San Francisco. . .
Oakland office, 468 Eleventh street (Bacon block), Oakland.
If picture is to be mailed, price will be
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(6 cents additional to cover cost of mailing.) ; •-\u25a0 v \u25a0
Labor Commissioner's Report Was
Compiled by Japanese, Is Charge
j Facsimile of blank u5C d by employes of state labor commissioner in securing data on the Japanese in Calif ornia.
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state commerce commission. The com
mission is authorized to determine the
reasonableness of rates and a penalty
Is imposed of from $100 to $2,000
against granting franks or passes for
the transmission of messages. Special
night and press report rates are au
thorized. '
The only provision in the bill ap
plicable to other than railroad corpor
ations is one regulating injunctions
by federal courts which suspend the
operation of state laws. It is pro
vided that such action shall be taken
only when presented to a justice of
the supreme court or to a circuit judge
and heard by three judges, one of
whom shall be a supreme court justice
or a circuit court judge.
LA FOLLETTE OFFERS
NUMEROUS AMENDMENTS
WASHINGTON, June 3. — Senator La
Follette presented a large number of
amendments to the railroad bill dur
ing the senate debate today, the most
important of which provided that no
person interested in a railroad com
pany shall be appointed to member
ship of the proposed court of com
merce, and substituting the supreme
court as a body for the chief justice
in performing the duty of designating
circuit court judges for service on
the bench of the commerce court. Both
amendments were lost, the former by
a vote of 29 to 32, and the latter 18
to 39.
La Follette also presented an amend
ment providing for the fuller equip
ment of the interstate commerce com
mission, with the end of providing the
means for transaction of the Increased
business that will result from the pas
sage of the bill. His amendment con
templated the creation of four districts,
each to be presided over by a commis
sion of three men with salaries of
$6,000 each. The amendment was
voted down-
Seeking to prohibit the continuous
service of train employes for more than
14 hours. La Follette presented an
amendment, which was defeated by a
vote of 24 to 31.
An amendment by ' La Follette per
mitting railroads to Issue passes \to
the widows and minor children of em
ployes killed In the line of service, was
accepted without division.
RAILROADS MAKE DIRE
THREAT OF HARD TIMES
CHICAGO, June 3. — Simultaneous
appeals to the people were made here
today by the western railroads and by
the Illinois Manufacturers* association.
The railroads submitted their brief to
"the man in the street and the farmer,"
hinting hard times if the railroads are
not permitted to increase their freight
rates. The manufacturers tell the peo
ple not to be deceived, as there is no
danger of a panic and laud President
Taft for his actton in obtaining the in
junction halting the proposed increase
in rates.
DRASTIC RETRENCHMENT
On behalf of the railroads, Slason
Thompson, head of, the railroad pub
licity bureau, put forward "four reasons
why railroad rates must be raised."
According to Thompson, the rail
roads in the last two years are $220,
000,000 behind on maintenance; they
paid $130,000,000 more annually for
labor; they paid $100,000,000 more an
nually for Interest; they lost $25,000,000
annually on passenger traffic, with the
result that they are $730,000,000 to the
bad in two years.
"Railway rates must be advanced
because many companies face bank
ruptcy If they are not," said Thomp
son. "This 1b a result which the In
junction granted at Hannibal. Mo., on
a. side Issue, Irrespective of the justice
of the advance, on ex parte represen
tation, without notice and without
proper weighing of the consequences,
may expedite, but is powerless to en-
THE SA^ FBANCISCO; CALL; SATUEDAY^tTONE 4, 1910.
Join. Why this is so may be briefly
stated in terms that the man in the
street, in the workshop' and on the
farm can understand and appreciate.
In the end it is this man in the street
who must bear the brunt of any dis
aster that befalls the American railway
system.''
MAN IN THE STREET
Then, for the benefit of the man in
the street, Thompson quotes railroad
statistics as far back as 1897-to prove
the contention that the railroads face
ruin unless rates are raised. These
statistics will be printed in pamphlet
form and widely distributed.
Thompson declares that the shippers
have been grossly deceived and charges
the Associated Shippers' bureau of Cin
cinnati with practicing the
"For more than 20 years," declared
Thompson, "the charge has never been
made seriously that average freight
rates on American railways were un
reasonable.
SAYS RATES ARE REASONABLE
"On the contrary, it is the testimony
of all Investigators.- that they are the
lowest in the world. If they have been
reasonable for 20 years and the service
Is more costly now than ever, It is self
evident that any slight advance now
can not make them unreasonable."
The resolutions adopted by the Il
linois Manufacturers' association charge
the officials of certain railroads with
being in a concerted movement to make
the people believe that the shippers
and consumers are making unfair de
mands and that another financial crisis
is impending.
The manufacturers call upon the peo
ple to hold up the hands of the gov
ernment and demand that the "whole
question of the advance of the reduc
tion of freight rates shall at this time
and at all future times be presented to
the interstate commerce commission for
final # adjudication.'!
MORGAN FORCES CONFERENCE
After two days of effort : in Chicago
George W. Perkins of the firm of J. P.
Morgan & Co. of New York, who, it Is
said, was sent here to smooth over the
trouble between the railroads and the
shippers, left for the east tonight, hav
ing induced the shippers to meet west
ern railroad presidents next Tuesday.*'
Perkins acted as the mouthpiece of
the bankers, it is said, and forced the
railroad presidents- to ask the confer
ence. He attempted to impress upon the
railroad presidents that it did no good
to talk panic and insisted that they
must confer with the shippers and try
to smooth out their differences ami
cably.
Upon the manufacturers Perkins at
tempted to impress the ; fact that the
railroads were beiijg pushed too far and
that the financial situation was; exceed
ingly grave on account of the attitude
of the government toward the railroads.
WALL STREET TAKES
ON HYSTERICAL MOOD
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
NEW YORK,. June 3.— A heavy vol
ume of liquidation, such as has not de
veloped In Wall street since the big
break of February, caused general do
ings In the stock market today. While
Wall street was hysterically throwing
its stocks on the market London was
picking up the bargains. V
It is estimated that during the . last
three days nearly 250,000 shares of
American securities have been boughtfor
European account. This is accepted in
banking circles as a refutation of the
claim made by several" rallrqad presi
dents that the government's suit has
destroyed the European market for
American railroad securities. ;
LONDON HEAVY BUYER
The quotations for American stocks
in ; London were above ..the New York
parity throughout the day. London
bought large blocks of United States.i
Atchison; Chicago, Milwaukee and St.
Paul, Union Pacific and Reading. .
Liquidation In Union Pacific, in Read-
Ing, in St. Paul and In New York Cen
tral was on an enormous scale. ." On
sales of nearly 24,000 shares Reading
broke from 155% to, 150; Union Pacific,
on sales of 185,000 shares, declined from
175 to 168. > - /..
TRANSACTIONS IN STEEL
There was good support in steel
throughout the day, and Morgan brok
ers were credited with, the heaviest
purchases. The total, transactions in
steel common were: 335,000 shares, the
price fluctuating between 79% and 75
There was a persistent report through
out Wall street today: that ; John; D.
Rockefeller and other Standard oil men
were heavy sellers of stock. This story
was not credited in conservative olrcles,
but it added ?to the, fears of the . timid
holders of; securities, ? many , of.- whom
sacrificed their stocks, v . which were
picked up. by the bargain hunters* who
thronged the -offices of the stock ex
change brokers today. ;\u25a0•';, . -V .r
The. bankers of Wall street declared
that the declinesof today and the day's
proceedings were just what the situa
tion needed. 'Enormous ,; amounts of
money that had been ; tied : iip on margin
speculation have been released. ..;>:
STRIKING TEAMSTERS
TO AID ROSE FESTIVAL
Union Men, Volunteer;; Services
Free for Celebration
PORTLAND. Ore.: June •\u25a0 S.— The \ rose
festival, which will .be. In .progress here
all next week, will', riot be t handicapped
by .the' strike of union .teamsters ; In
progress ':. in t this "city. j/Thei union .; at I a
meeting today ordered its officers Vto
tender the services: of^its^members-Ito
the» festival * association 'l&aj, drivers of
the ;y«hicles; to ; be reused Jintthe: parade
withbut • charge. ;\The^ strike^haß;^ how-'
ever, ? seriously icripplftdr many ;\u25a0 lines | of
business XwhlchVreauire; quick y transfer
of : th'elrcoirimodlties/ ' ' J -s^§P3f
DIRECT PRIMARY
LAW SUSTAINED
Nevada Supreme Court Upholds
Constitutionality and Denies
Injunction Petition
{Special Dispatch to The Call]
RENO, Nev., June 3.— Justice
Sweeney! in the supreme court wrote
the opinion handed down at 6 o'clock
tonight sustaining the constitutionality
of the direct primary law and denying
the petition for an Injunction. Chief
Justice Norcross and ' Associate Justice
Talbot concurred.
: The direct* primary law. was passed
In January, 1909; and no opposition de
veloped until last fall, when the re
publican machine, through its news
papers, began an attack upon Its un
constitutlonality. \u25a0In February, 1910,
an injunction petition was filed in the
Ormsby county district court at Car
son asking that- Secretary of State
Douglas be restrained : from acting
under the law. - * ,
The petition was denied by tha district
court and appeal was at once made. to
the supreme court. Argument was heard
and the case . submitted ' in "brief,: Attor
ney General Stoddard arid Senator Pine
of Esmfsralda .county, appearing' fpr the
state," land Hoira'tio Ailing and Senator
Morehouse appearing " as I friends \u25a0of the
court in behalf of the law. Senator
JamesJT. Boydand L. A.- Gibbons con
tested in behalf of »the petition, orig
inally signed by Henry, Riter.
Following tha argument; briefs were
submitted and. the court "took /the
matter under advisement for -several
weeks.. ;.,"\u25a0. \u25a0„. ,-" : -\u25a0- '•"\u25a0\u25a0:'_ '\u25a0."\u25a0'. ': \ \u25a0
- Congressman George A. Bar tie tt, In a
telegram to Justice Sweeney,' announced
that he will be out of politics when his
term expires next "March. "He Is now
in Washington, D. C.
INTOXICATED HAY BALER
KILLED IN FIST FIGHT
Blow on Neck Fatal and Three
< Face Murder Charge
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
-SAN JOSE, June 3.— A blow from his
assailant's fist on the back of the neck
killed Abe Wilhite last night and three
men lie In the county jail here charged
with his murder.
Wilhite was a hay baler and was
struck on the neck by a lineman of the
Pacific telegraph and telephone com
pany. Wilhite was drunk and h&d
just come out of one of the houses of
the red light section when he encoun
tered three men, TV. Dillon, Guy Ren
fro and Charles Renfro, on the side
walk. A few words took place between
the men, the newcomers wanting Wil
hite to re-enter the place. <
A few moments later the occupants
of the nearby houses heard the soaind
of a heavy blow, and rushing out dis
covered Wilhite lying on the pavement.
Restoratives were administered, but
with no< success. Wilhite opened his
eyes once before he died. ' •
The three men were arrested and
held on a charge of murder. They are
employed as linemen by the Pacific
telegraph and telephone company" and
«me up from Fresno a few days ago.
The cause of the quarrel has not
been ascertained. '** •
STANFORD INSTRUCTORS
LEAVE FOR THE EAST
Professor Cannon Returns From
Study Abroad
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
STANFORD UNIVERSITY. June 3.—
University circles were kept busy today
with the greetings and leave takings of
Beveral of -their " number.' ', Three well
known instructors | left -; today for the
east, one to remain' away permanently,
and another returned from a year's
visit abroad;' :;\u25a0 r '
Prof. G. H. Danton. an associate pro
fessor of the German department, left
for Butler college of Indianapolis, where
he will assume the active, head of the
chair of ;, German | there.' S. S. Seward
Jr., ah assistant professor of the Eng
lish department, left T for an extended
trip to "Washington; New, York city.' and
other educational centers. E. G. Atkin,
assistant, prof essxir^of "the French de
partment,'; leaves ' for ;. Harvar d.; univer
sity, where' he j expects to take a doc
tor's degree. : : . • .
H. L». . Cannon, assistant professor : of
history, returned after a year's ab
sence in Europe, where ' he : made a : spe
cial study of -English constitutional
history. \u25a0 . - "
YOUNG MAN^DIES
WHILE ABOARD TRAIN
Death Caused by High Altitude
on Tehachapi: Hill
. BAKERSFIELO, June 3.— Will -A.
Palmer;; whose father,' F. ; C.« Palmer,. is
sHpervisbr- of. the-flfth-- district," Mai-i
posa*county,;died'ln;hisrchair on % South
ern' Pacific strain* No.'.T^arrlvingr'here 'at
s:3o;o'clockUhls*morning;;vPalmeriwas
delicate s and | died 'when* he "reached i the
highValtitude?ofißowen'son^the::Teiyit.
chapi.hill. . -
STATE REPORT
COLORED BROWN
TO SUIT ALIENS
Leader of Exclusions Charges
Japanese Were Employed to
: Gather Official Data
Unconstitutional Attempt to
Hide Conditions From Pres*
ident Taft Is Alleged
. The • report of State Labor Commis
sioner J. D. Mackenzie on actual Jap
anese conditions in this state, which
declares the little brown men to be a
necessity to the proper development of
California, was compiled from informa
tion and data received from Japanese
agents and" Japanese interests, accord
ing to the startling accusation made
yesterday by A. E. Fowler, editor of
the White Man, a monthly magazine, is
sued by the Japanese exclusion league.
Fowler aiso charges that the labor
commissioner violated the state consti
tutional law governing the
of labor on public work in the use of
the $10,000 legislative appropriation
voted during the 1908-9 sessttm to se
cure the report. Nine Japanese enum
erators and agents were employed to
carry on the work, according to Fow
ler, at $3 a day, the employe to meet
his own traveling expenses.
BASIS OF REPORT TO TAFT
Mackenzie's report was drawn up in
accordance with a special act of the
legislature and is to be used by the
governor as a. basis for a statement to
President Taft on Japanese conditions
in this state.
.The report favors the Japanese as a
working class because of their advant
ages of independent subsistence, mob
ilization, submissiveness and because
they entail no responsibility for con
tinued employment.
Epwler brands the report as a worth
less public document and one that can
not properly guide the state executive
in forming so important an opinion. He
declares that it does not properly re
flect the public attitude \u25a0 toward the
Japanese In this state, though it pur
ports to do so. and that it is mislead
ing because all its information Has been
obtained from persons who had an in
terest.inperverting the facts.
The .blanks by the department
of labor to secure the information are
printed in both. English and Japanese.
The Accuracy of the more important
figures of the report is attacked on the
ground that the information could only
be secured from Japanese or through
Japanese interpreters by the use of the
system employed. No person not con
versant with Japanese could get the In
formation. : '
IGNORES COMMUNITY'S ATTITUDE
"That report was intended to .portray
the" Japanese situation in California
without bias," said Fowler, "but abso
lutely no attempt is made to represent
correctly the attitude of the commu
nity toward' Japanese. The report deals
exhaustively with Japanese accom
plishments and those other qualities
that recommend them to- the employer
of cheap lab6r.. Their achievements are
featured, and all the nice things that
their employers say about them are
quoted. Through it all no effort has
been made to carry A but' the central
idea of the legislative investigation,
and that was to obtain ateport on the
effects of this class* of orientals on the
community, industrially, socially and
morally. /:.-.'.
"The. Japanese businessman has been
interviewed, but hot his white com
petitor. Not one instance of the effect
of Japanese competition or association
on a business or a section is cited. Ab
solutely no attempt is, made to show
in what way the Japanese have in
jured a district or retarded its advance.
The Japanese as, a moral and social
factor and as nonassimilative race
and indifferent citizen has not been
considered. These are important fea
tures for such a. document and of
greater" weight to California than the
business sagacity or cunning of the
Japanese as an economic factor.
. "F. C. Jones, deputy commissioner,
told me. that the work had been done
very cheaply. The agents and enumer
ators had received $3 a day and no
expenses. He said that $25,000 worth
of work had been obtained for $10,000.
An inspection of the blanks used and
which It was required of Japanese
workmen to* fill out convinces me that
'Japanese agents were, the cheap me
diums used for the work.
VIOLATES CONSTITUTION
"This is in direct "violation of article
12, section 3' of the constitution of
the state of California, which reads:
No oriental shall be employed on
any ntnte, count}-,: municipal or
other.: public , work, except in pun- .
ishment for crime.
"Jones was not desirous of letting
meknow 1 who: did the work of gather
ing the .data.' He told me that nine
men were employed for a period of 14
months. • '\u25a0/.. : , .
;:"The report throughout is based on
the opinion of men who employ Jap
anese laborl' The blanks show this, as
they 1 are directed to employers of coolie
laboxv \u25a0 It Is not natural to suppose
that a man /who employs this class of
labor; is going to offer objections to
their work. :No effort;is made to obtain
the opinion of those employers of white
workmen as to why they prefer not to
use orientals. :- v -\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0- '•'.., \u25a0•\u25a0>'\u25a0
"There:are 70,000 farms in the state,
arid only 4,000 were visited. He has
gone among 1 the Japanese and among
men who have been hiring the Japanese
to secure, an opinion on the race that
is -to be , used as a public document
reflecting ' California's ideas and atti
tude toward i the Japanese."
.''Two of the, blanks used, which cover
vital ; features of the information
wanted," are printed in Japanese and
are filled out by the Japanese workmen
and v the Japanese : employer. It is
manifestly, absurd to incorporate these
in"T:he report. as the information must
be worthless. , Nevertheless they form
an Vessential'part of the' report. The
whole thing js' faulty and designed to
misrepresent :the;situation In the state.
With; such allegedly, authentic and au
thoritative; figures r going out' of the
state/we can; not expect other states to
sympathize with our struggle for ex
clusion." " '\u25a0: '. '"".'.":\u25a0
MRS. C. W. VANVOORHIS
GETS DIVORCE AT RENO
Testifies i Husband Lost $42,000
at Roulette in Gotham
\u25a0\u25a0 RENO, '\u25a0'\u25a0 June ' 3.~ Camille D. Vanvoor
hls,£wife ,of s Cornelius iW. .Vanvoorhis,
who^was connected KwithHhe 'Knicker
bocker/trust company : at the ' time it
. failed Jin 5 : 1908 and also Is said to have
been - connected ? with t the Havana - elec
trlcilightf company of New -York city,
was <' granted -. a: decree i of j divorce ; this
afternoon: -^iThei grounds iwere nonsup
port^andvdesertion.iY'Mra.f-Vanvoorhls
testified Uhatp her :j husband ;\u25a0 lost % $ 4 2,000
playlngfai roulette \wheel:;in"New ,York
In «1 908 t j^yanvporhis \ did; npt'appear ; to
contest the case. '\u25a0\u25a0 * "
Two New Aspirants
For Leadership Of
September Pa r ade
MORE NATIVE SONS
OUT FOR OFFICE
W. J. Hobro Jr. and Frank J.
Monahan Latest Candidates
for Grand Marshal
Two new candidates have come to
the front for the honor of riding at
the head of the Native Sona* pageant In
this city on Admission day of this year
and Incidentally to be grand marshal
of the Native Sons of the Golden West.
They are W. J. Hobro Jr. of California
parlor No. 1 and Frank J. Monahan of
Rlncon parlor N0.' 72. Their names are
added to the list of previously an
nounced' candidates who will compute
for the suffrage of the grand parlor,
which mep ts at Lake Tahoe, during
next week.
Both Hobro and Monalian are making
a strong .fight and have the power of
their friends behind them in the com
petition for office. The "booster com
mittee" of Rlncon parlor has issued an
earnest circular to delegates to the
grand parlor pointing out the qualifi
cations of Monahan and the strength
of the parlor. Monahan is a past pres^
ident of Rincon parlor.
Hobro's friends in California parlor,
which, is a very strong . organization,
have been as actively working for their
candidate and proclaiming his. fitness
to lead the parade and do honor to the
order.
The first delegation of Native Sons
to start for Tahoe will leave on a
special train at 7:20 o'clock this morn
ing. Many of the grand officers will
be in the party. Grand President
Joseph R. Knowland will join the party
at Tahoe, having come from Washing
ton for that purpose. The main party
of delegates leaves Sunday morning.
Many of the delegates will be accom
panied by their wives.
FIRE DESTROYB SALOON— TIie saloon of John
r.fhaue. 412 Third street, was destroyed by
fire early yesterday moruing and the front of
a Chinese restaurant next door was burned
• oat. The cause of the fire is unknown. •
FAILS TO PROVIDE FOR CHILIV-Alfred Kut
truff, a wood worker, was arrested yesterdaj
on complaint of bis wife. Ida, who lives at
1864 Union street, tor failure to prorlde for
his daughter. Bertha, 2 years of age.
SPECIAL CONCERT
Pianola and Orchestra
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TODAY AT THREE O'CLOCK
In Kohler & Chase Hall
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MISS VIRGINIA WARE, Soprano iIP . fo>^Ko,
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MR. W.VON HELMS 7. Violin ' ic^iSKS IVMf^noi.
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HR..R. C. MgLEAN . . . Cello #BPSS^?^MMb^g&
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BOOKSEXPOSE *
EVILS OF THE
LATEST TRUST
Documents in Hands of Grand
Jury Reveal Big Criminal
Conspiracy
Members Are Severely Disci
plined for Selling Under
the Fixed Prices
Continued from Page 1
and tries offending members, is com
posed of E. Maggi. G. Ferrogglaro, L.
Secchini, F. Armenlo, G. Garibaldi, M.
P. Garassini and S. Bottlnl.
Members' Trials Revealed
The minute book of these' meetings
reveals the trials of members for un
derselling. There is scarcely a meet
ing without- the disciplining of some
member.
An . interesting case is that of D.
Figone. a gardener, who was accused
of selling turnips, beets and carrots at
a price under that set by the commit
tee. The purchaser was a Sausalito re
tailer. Figone was called before thi?^
committee on the evening of July 3 of
last year. He sa!j the sale was not
made by him. but by his partner. In a
further plea for -leniency he said the
vegetables were stale and of an infe
rior quality. Nevertheless, as a matter
of discipline, he was fined $5 at the
meeting- of July 10.
A recent trial is that of A. Rafetta.
who disposed of some of his products
under the schedule price. Rafetta was
haled before the board on the 14th of
last month. On May 21 he was fined
$5. At the same meeting the board
maJe its cabbage price $1 per 100
pounds and cauliflower 60 cents a
dozen.
Expelled Men Blacklisted
When a member is expelled he goes
on the blacklist. This means that he Is
denied the use of the Colombo market,
and so far as the trust can act any
market at all.
One of these boycott notices sent out
by the committee reads in translation:
"Notice — The members of this society
are hereby notified that the here named
T. Varnl & Co. have been suspended
from membership in good standing be
cause of violating the society's consti
tution. By order of the board of di
rectors. — G. Scalmlni. secretary."
District Attorney Fickert was asked
yesterday whether he intended to take
up any more food trust cases following
that of the fish trust, exposed by The
Call, and the vegetable trust now un
der investigation.
AVill Prosecute Now
"No, I think It will be about time to
prosecute . those we already have."
Fickert answered. "We can tend to
the others later."
The trial of the fish trust begins next
! Monday before Judge Cabaniss.
The complete membership list of the
vegetable trust, as exposed by its own
books, is:
A. Armanln D. Figone
F. Armenlo " O. Garibaldi
G. Blgnotti A. Giusto
S. Bottinl A. Garibaldi
A. Boitano G. Gnecco
L. Barella N. P. Garassluu
P. Bcrtoloni I*. Got el! i
G. B. Bandettlnl P. IsoU
G. Brusco V. Lagoraantno
L. Battaui G. Lagomarslno
F. Bo A. Lasomarsino
• S. Boicelli I Andrew Lagomarsino
tS. Balbi . C. Malerbi
V. Callorl i-ft. Jlajrsl
L. Calloro ! «.". Maestri
U. Catalinl X. Martini
G. Carbone E. Martini
F. Castellino A. Mascfcto
A. Conti F. Muttu .
G. B. Cuvagnaro J. OliTa
A. Chlappari A. Oneto
D. Chtapparo J. Pttto
G. Capurro G. Restani
A. Cassassa A Raffetto
I>. Catrepa G. Rbtso
M. Dond«»r«> A. Rosa
F. Demartinl i\ B. Russl
G. Depaoli j K. Restani
L. Demaria !G. B. RosspU
D. Dianda ! G. B. Ronconi
F. Dljaeo .r. Roregno
S. Degaetani [1.. Serratto ;•- _,
-!>. Deluebi : tJ, Scbeaooe
B. Ferro 18, :itagnart>
P. Ferro 1.. .Secchini
A. Feroggiaro \u25a0 A^. TUeornia
X Ferojrziaro ! G. Varnl
F. Ferrari [Tom Varai
V. Ferrari Lj. .arnl
G. Ferroggiaro fD. Zaro
G. B. Ftnnoccbio
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