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VOLUME 114.—N0. 47.
Possible Complications De-j
velop in Proposed Arbitra
tion Plan Under the New
lands Bill Commission,
Signed by President Wil
son, When Railroads De-|
mand That All Questions';
in Dispute Be Submitted,:
Letter From Managers of
Roads Contains Eight De
mands Which Railroads;
Will Make Before the
Peace Board —Wilson Is j
Working Hard on Selec
tion of Personnel of the
Newly Made Commission
developed tonight when the con- |
committee of managers sub- j
mitted a list of demands which they •
insisted must be arbitrated together!
. with the men's demands for increased ■
■ wages. The men announced they would j
issue a reply tomorrow:
I v the railroads might delay or even )
p-evnt arbitration of the dispute under i
the Newlands bill passed by congress;
nnd signed by President Wilson yester-.j
In pay of 20 per cent of all brakemen
on "extra crews'' trains In states where
the extra crew bill now is a state law.
The mads further ask that all monthly
guarantees to trainmen be abolished,
and that in rio case shall double com
pensation be- paid:
. ' • Tlie '.railroads insist also, that the
rates fixed and awards made by the
tVew arbitration board to be appointed
shall supersede all rates and rules how
"in effect.
Representatives of. the SO.OOO traln
'..; .men and conductors who voted to strike
- unless the roads conceded tbair de
- mands, but who throtigh their leaders
»V;«jjr-! eed with the' roads,' representatives
• - to ask-' for.-arbitration under the new
.';• federal law. declined to .have anything
to ?ay tonight on the hew development
.--a* concretely brought to. the front by
; \.the roads. They announced', however.
-that they -would go into executive ses
sion early tomorrow and later issue a
• / statement In reply.
The road* demands tonight were
issued in the form of a letter made
.public shortly after it was sent to
tlie strike leaders. Statements today
by the managers and trainmen subse
quent to a forenoon conference were
interpreted to mean that no discus
.'■:■■ aron was had as to any demands the
■/.roads might be preparing to make.
:■•.'■_ ..After tonight's meeting of the mana
gers, however, it was stated that the
■ >ef theme at the day's meeting was
th* roads' announced Intention to have
'•all questions and not alone the train
ings' wage demands" submitted to
The demands of the roads are eight
l-i number. The letter containing them
"Referring to our letter of July 14 |
nnd to our conference this morning
w »• hand you herewith for your infor
ma Hon a list of those questions con- !
(■•rn!ng rates of pay and working con
ditions of conductors and trainmen
which the railroads intend to have in
• • rporated in the agreement to arbi
"1 —When a minimum's day's wape
1s paid iti any class of service it shall
entitle the railroad to the full mile
«j?e or hours of service paid for.
. "2—ln no case shal double compensa
"?—For fixing the basis pf eom.pensa
i on—i. c., whether passenger, through
(v local freight, yard, etc. —the same,
classification shall be. applied to all I
members of the train crew.
"4—All monthly guarantees shall be j
"I —That consideration be given to a>.
eduction of existing rates of pay on j
: ;ir<l brakemen and of passenger con
ductors and trainmen on long con- j
tinuous runs where there is an oppor- ;
tunlty to make excessive mileage In a'
limited number of hours.
"t>—Employes In two or more classes
cf service on continuous duty or under j
continuous pay shall be paid the rates ;
applicable to the different service per
formed with a minimimi edual to ten '
where under interstate laws extra men
pre q-.ir<-«J. the rate of pay for all
brakemen shall be 20 per. cent below
-Th* raws aitd rules awarded by
this {arbitration shall supcnsed<* rates
and r;jl"s now in effect which are in
Bfet therewith."
WASIf'.V ;TON. July 16.—President
Wilson tonight had not selected the
members of the new board of media
tion and conciliation created by the
.. . N>wlands-<'layton act through which it,
.. is, hoped to avert a strike on eastern i
• railroads. The president told callers'
that h«.had the subject constantly on ]
'•• his mind 'and was seeking Information '
• r Sbont men -who had been suggested to '
"• htm. lt was said that Professor Royal
.""Meeker of Princeton university, who
• •'has been mentioned for commissioner
'.'" ot labor statistics, is among those be
,•• •. ing considered, as well as Winthrop
t'.fct, Daniels «>f the public utilities com
• ..mission of New Jersey.
"' , • ."ivASHIN«;TON\ July 16.—Formal or
• ■''; ffmr for ° investigation. of the St. Louis
''■■■and San Francisco railroad receivership
■ '-was issued by the interstate commerce
iommission in accordance with the re
ten, congressional resolution directing
ruch an Inquiry. No date was set for
"• hearings, which are to be held in vari-
Mathewson Writes Play
He Dramatizes Baseball
Mrs. Rida Johnson Young, who is collaborating with "Christy"
Mathewson on a baseball drama.
McGraw's Star Twirler Collaborates With
Woman Author of "Brown of Harvard ,,,,
(Special Pi?patch lo The Call >
NEW YORK, .July 16.—''Christy"
Mathewson, novelist and star pitcher
of the New York Giants, is putting; in
his spare time this summer, such as it
Is, at the task of collaborating with
Mrs. Rida Johnson Young on a play
which will have baseball for its theme
and will be called "Fair Play." If
"Mattie" is half as good a playwright
as he is a pitcher—but the Broadway
fans may decide that next winter.
The spirit of athletic competition as
a basis for a play is not new to Mrs.
Young, for one of her most successful
pieces was "Brown of Harvard," in
which Mr. Henry Woodruff was starred
several seasons. ,
"Fair Play" will be among the first
productions of the new season by the
American Play company, which an
nounced yesterday several of the ar
rangements it has made.
Advertising Men Plan Ban
quet in Honor of President
of Associated Advertis
ing Clubs of America
William Woodhead,; president of the
Associated Advertising Clubs of Amer
ica, is to be greeted In San Francisco
with a banquet on his return from
Baltimore, where ho attended the na
tional convention. Tlie banquet will be
iriven under the auspices of the San
Francisco Advertising club at the Com
mercial club. Merchants' Exchange
building, on Thursday evening, July 24.
apcordir.fr to the announcement made
Yesterday noon at the regular weekly
luncheon of the club.
Th» program at yesterday's meeting
wa*' under the direction of W. W.
f'hapin. publisher of The Call. The*
luncheon room In Techau's Tavern was"
decorated with the work of The Call's
art staff and copies of 4 he c. a. m. edi
tion of The Call, to which Mr. Chanin
referred when he declared that San
Francisco bad proved its ability to sup
port a fi o'clock edition of the news
paper and had nullified the predictions
of crirics who had asserted that the
eltv was not capable of doing so.
Three nf the Ad club's delegates to
the Baltimore convention were wel
> orne f ] back to San Francisco" at the
luncheon. They were R. J. Bidwoll.
William J. Bonar and C. P. Hunt.
Samuel M. Shortridge was the chief
speaker of the meeting. He eloquent
ly proclaimed the glories of San Fran
"There is no city In California nor
in the rJnited States." said Mr. Short
ridge, "that has greater, better, more
interesting newspapers than has San
Francisco." He urged his hearers to
advance the city by advertising it tn
all ways. "For." he said, "we of Pan
Fran isco, in all candor. In all sincer
ity, may say that we have more to
offer to the stranger who comes among
us than has any other city in Cali
fornia and. knowing this, we must ad
vance the city of our hearts and our
Short addresses were maole by Sam
uel Johnston, president of the club:
R. S. Miller and Harry Sherwood.
An entertaining vaudeville program
was supplied by talent from a local
vaudeville theater, the performers be
ing Miss "Buster" Rowe. Tlenr\\Auer
bach and Kroder and Blum. _ . _
THE San Francisco CALL
Mr. Arch Selw\*n. managing director
of tlie company, Mrs. Young and
Mr. Matthewson had been in consulta
tion about the new play for several
months. He declined to reveal the
plot further than to say the hero was
a young American ball player.
Besides this play the company will
send out next season six organizations
presenting Mr. Bayard Veiller's "Within
the Law.'' one headed by Miss Jane
Cowl, who will later in the season ap
pear as a star in a new play by Miss
Margaret Mayo, author of "Baby Mine"
and other comedies. Miss Margaret
Illington wiU head the western "Within
the Law" company.
Other plaj's to be produced are a new
piece by Mr. Charles Klein, who is liv
ing in England, and a melodrama called
"Under Cover." which is based on the
international smuggling frauds.
Man Who Drove Wife and
Children From House in
Evening Is Killed
During Night
IRVINGTON, July 16.—-John E. de
Valle. a rancher near here, was found
dead in bed at 11 o'clock this morning
with a bullet wound in his head, and
the authorities believe he was mur
There was a revolver lying on the
floor near by, but it was an old weapon
and apparently had not been fired for
years. Further proof that De Valle
was not killed with this revolver was
found in the. fact that the bullet taken
from his head was of a different caliber
than the gun.
According to friends of the family
De Valle quarreled last evening with
his wife. Mary <lc Valle. and ejected
her and the three children from the
house. They went to the ranch of Jo
seph Peters and spent the night. Airs,
de Valle was interviewed this afternoon
by Bert Brown and George Walos. dep
uties from the sheriffs office.
De Valle was sued for divorce by his
wife Juno 11 of this year. She al
leged that her husband was cruel and
that he was often Intoxicated. She
asked for the eubfody of the children—
Manuel, 14 years old: Mary, 1.1 years
old, and Filomena, 11 years of age.
She also wanted $30 a month alimony.
They were married September 23, 1897.
After the divorce was filed a recon
ciliation was effected End tlie couple
had been living together until last
night, when the woman was ejected
from the house.
De Valle was the owner of the Mile
ranch, close to-this town. He was well
known throughout this part of the
county, having lived here for 1.1 years.
Tlie shot which ended his life Was
fired at 4 o'clock this morning, as
neighbors heard the report of a re
volver at that time. An investigation
was made, but nothing was discovered
and tlie body was not found until nearly
noon today.
Deputy Coroner N. Quentin <>f Ir
vington took charge of the body. A
thorough investigation will be made by
Sheriff Krank Barnet, who sent depu
ties to the scene.,
Lobbyist Reads Letter to
Van Cleaves Secretary
Concerning Watson's
Visit to "Teddy"
Former Executive Was Per
suaded, It Is Said, Not to
Press Sherman Bill
WASHINGTON, July 16.—PHns to
make the National Association of Man
ufacturers the controlling factor in
I campaigns for congress, to defeat leg
i islation in Washington, of which its
; members did not approve, to get the
■ ears of men who were running pres
! idential booms and to land a member
,of the association in the cabinet of a
! president, were laid before the seri
i ate lobby investigating committee to
j day»
Martin M. Mulhall,'self-styled lobby
ist for the association, swore to the
authenticity of nearly 400 letters,
; which told of these plans and brought
:in the names of such men as former
I Presidents Roosevelt and Taft. the late
Vice President Sherman, former Speak
ler Cannon, former Senators . Aldrieh,
Uemonway. Foraker and others:
Arthur 1. Vorys, Ohio manager of the
j Taft campaign of 1008. and Frank H.
! Hitchcock, one time chairman, of the
republican national committee, and
postmaster general in Mr. Taft's cab
| met.
j Mulhall testified too. that tlie na
tional council for industrial defense,
tan organization allied to the National
i Association of Manufacturers, had
: raised between $500,000 and $700,000 a
year to be used in opposing legislation
Its members' did not like. He said this
. information came from a collector for
the council and that he had no personal
: knowledge of it except that he had
j been paid for political work from such
! a fund.
| Mulhall showed the strain he has
been under for four days at the after
noon session, and the committee took
I him from the stand for a half hour
1 and listened to testimony by J. P. Bird,
general manager of the Manufacturers'
j association and treasurer of the indus
i trial defense council.
T. " committee heard that F. C.
| Sehwedtman of St. Louts, secretary to
I the late James W. Van Cleave, once
! president of the National Association
jof Manufacturers, had about ISO.OOO let
) ters bearing on the association's work.
} Sehwedtman was in constant com
; munlcatlon with Mulhalk according to
j the latter's evidence.
The committee was greatly interested
lin a letter which Mulhall swore he
j wrote to Sehwedtman on April 16, 1908.
jlt told of a conversation Mulhall had
in Washington with former Representa
: tive Watson of Indiana, in which the
lafter described a two hour interview
at the White House between Mr. Roose
velt and himself.
In part the letter read:
"He 'Watson) said he was invited
to the White House at 9:30 p. m. and
was with the president until 11:30
IP. m. The president wished him to
i call so they could talk over the legis
lative program for the balance of this
session, the president knowing that
he represented Speaker Cannon and
the other" leaders of the house and
senate. He stated that the main
reason of the call was that Speaker
Cannon, Vice President Fairbanks and
Several other lenders wanted to llnd
out how the president stood In rela
tion to a third term. He stated that
there were four things the president
wished. First, that congress stay in
session until May 15. to receive the
governors of the different states com
ing to Washington on that day; sec
ond, to amend the Sherman law;
third, to have congress vote for four
battleships: fourth, to pass a child's
labor law for the District of Columbia,
which would be a model law for the
states In general.
"Mr. Watson says he told the presi
dent that it was impossible for him
to get through this congress two of
those bills. First, that congress would
only vote for two battleships. Second,
that congress would not amend the
Sherman law. The president wanted to
know why. Mr. Watson told him that
almost the entire manufacturing in
terests of the country were against it.
The president wished to know if Mr.
j Wutson knew or - had met Mr. Van
I Cleave. Mr. Watson told him he knew
Mr. Van Cleave well and other manu
! facturers who were in touch with Mr.
Van Cleave, and that Mr. Van Cleave
| was a splendid fellow and knew what
! the manufacturers wanted. He stated
j that he talked along these lines with
the president and finally* the president
did not press to have the Sherman bill
passed at this session of congress.
"He then stated that they passed to
Hie child's labor law and Mr. Watsoti
!asked the president who would draw
I tills model bill The president replied
Ihe would have his labor commissioner.
J Mr. Neill. draw it. the president cx
! plaining that he merely wished this bill
to he an academic bill for the states."
The letter closed with a reference to
Mr. Watson's acount of his efforts to
draw Mr. Roosevelt out on the question
of a third term.
Sehwedtman .told Mulhall in a letter
early in 1008. "it is really a pity that
!we can not get you to congress or to
i the senate right away. You ought to
be there. Each day teaches us how to
I do things better, and just another year
jof this harmonious co-operation will
I put us in shape where nobody can beat
I The letter was dated April 1.
Haifa !>nn" of West Virginia House
v,-. ;.nd Member Held for Bribery
16 path Duff, a member of the West
Virginia house of delegates, was today
••onvifted of bribery in connection with
the late I'nited States senatorial cam
paign. Duff is the second member of
the legislature to be found guilty.
Carnival Rulers to Wed
Queen Is Bride of King
Reign Over Festival Is
Beginning of Their
Cupid sat on the throne two years
ago with King- Richard and Queen Rita
in the Noe Valley carnival. Xohody
Knew it. not even the king and queen.
So it came as quite a surprise when
the news leaked out yesterday that
there will be a quiet wedding; next
Wednesday evening.
Richard L Scollln of the auditing de
partment of the St. Francis hotel, was
King Richard and liis queen Is Miss
Freda Hock, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Nicholas Hock of 4369 Twenty-fifth
street. Both are prominent in the Noe
Valley section.
The wedding will take place In St.
Phillips church. Elizabeth and Diamond
National Committeeman De
clares He Merely Suggest
ed Costello for Place
(speoial Di.spateb to' The Call)
T A MALES. Cal.. July 16.— State
Senator J. B. Sanford, democratic na
tional committeeman, says the dispatch
from the east that he opposed the ap
poim/nent of Thomas E. Hayden for
Cnlted States district attorney on ac
count of Hayden'a friendship for Sen
ator Caminetti is not tfue. .
"I desire to say," said
ford today, "that I have at no time
entered a protest against Mr. Hayden
or any one else. I have, however. In
dorsed my lifelong friend, Hon.
S. V. Costello, for position.
"This T did before T knew of Mr.
Hayden*s candidacy. In no telegram
or letter in behalf of my friend, Cos
tello, have I ever mentioned the name
of Mr. Hayden or In any way referred
to the Caminetti case.*'
Hayden in Washington .
WASHINGTON, July 16.—Thomas
E. Hayden, special counsel of the gov
ernment in the Diggs-Caminetti' white
slave cases, against whom democrats
of California, through Senator Ashurst,
have protested to Attorney General
Meßeynolds, conferred today with As
sistant Attorney General Graham.
Mr. Hayden came to Washington from
California to answer the protest and
consult the department of justice con
cerning the cases.
The attorney general has not yet
reached a decision as to what action he
will take.
Mr. Hayden also will discuss the situ
ation with Senator Ashurst.
Fifly-sevenlh Annual Session of Chris
tian Denomination of Northern Cal
ifornia Opens In Chlco
SANTA CRUZ. July 16. —The fifty
seventh annual convention of Christian
churches of northern California opened
here today.
Rev. G. W. Brewster, San Jose, spoke
at the opening session. Dr. H. O.
BreOddb, Fresno, was wade chairman
and J. J, White. San Francisco, secre
tary of the convention.
Delegates numbering 200 are at
tending the meeting.
A San Francisco Optician
Receives High Honors From
Also From Most Eminent Judges of the Supreme Court
of California and Other Prominent Men of San Francisco
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PAGES 9 TO 16.
Miss Freda queen oj Noe
valley caraival, v>ho will be the bride
of Richard 5. Scollin, the fcing.
Sf .
Yesterday's Record Was 227
Acres, Which Bring Price
Exceeding $40,000
Sales of subdivisions in Solano irri
gated farms aggregating 227 acres for
a price exceeding $40,000 were made
yesterday by A. J. Rich & Co.'s sales
men. These sales brought the total
for a little more than three weeks up
to the neighborhood of $715,000.
Speaking of yesterday s transactions,
a member of the firm said last night*.
"They were midweek sales, made
with no special effort on the part of
the agents, and are a surprising addi
tion to the deals that followed last
Sunday's excursion.' I have to admit
that even the firm is amazed at the
phenomenal demand for lands. The
sales to date have surpassed our ex
pectations and the salesmen are sur
prised at the record. "Wo ha-vV all the
inquiries we can handle and have been
obliged to limit our excursions to the
Vloe President of Teamsters* Brother
hood Trjinjr to Force Recognition
of Labor Organization
SEATTLE, July 16. —Michael Casey
of San Francsico. vice president of the
International Brotherhood of Teamsters,
Is in Seattle, staying at the New Wash
ington, tkhe swellest hotel in the city.
Mr. Casey is enSeavoring to force the
team owners of Seattle to recognize the
union. His efforts so far have not met
with and conferences are still
Yesterday, however, six teamsters
employed by the Fortune Transfer com
pany quit work. Their places have
been filled with nonunion men. There
is no dispute between the men and any
of the employers over wages or hours.
Ottomans Cross Frontier
and March on Kirk Kilis
seh and Adrianople to
Dictate Terms
Consul's Report to Vienna
Confirms Extirpation of
Seres by Bulgars
ni im.eti v
SALON IK I. July Id In eonpeetlon
with the arrival of a high Rtmslan of
ficer at the Greek headquarter* today
It la reported that the fireek, Sen-lan
aud Roumanian armies all will march
to Sofia, where peace ttIII he slimed.
LONDON, July 16. —Both Turkey and
Eoumania rapidly are occupying aa
much Bulgarian territory as possible,
ostensibly not with a view to perma
nent occupation, but In order to procure
.for themselves a weightier voice la the
final settlement.
King Charles of Roumania has gone
to Join his army headquarters. The
Turks have occupied Luleburgas. Bu
marhissar and Visa and are marching
toward Kirk Kilisseh.
The Greek army has occupied Nevro
The Servian and Greek premiers have
held a meeting in Cskup and are
agreed as to tlie terms to be imposed
on Bulgaria.
Details of alleged Bulgarian mas
sacres and atrocities continue to pour
in from Salonlki, and the powers have
appointed consular commissions to in
vestigate these reports.
Austria Confirms Slaughter
SALONIKI, July 16. —Full confirma
tion of the reported sacking and burn
ing of the Macedonian town of Seres
by the' fleeing Bulgarian troops and of
the crucifixion, hacking to death or
burning alive of many inhabitants, has
been sent to the Austro-Hungarian
government by Consul General August
Krai of Sa-loniki.
Three-fourths of the formerly flour
ishing town of about 30.000 inhabitants
is a mass of smoking ruins, says the
consul general, who has just returned
here from Seres, where he thoroughly
investigated the situation.
Another horrifying story of massacre
reached here today from Doiran, a
town 10 miles northwest of Saloniki.
Mussulmans there have made a written
declaration, countersigned by three lo
cal Bulgarian priests, that tbe Bulgar
ians slaughtered '30,000 Mussulmans
who had sought refuge in Doiran from
the surrounding districts.
Turkey Foresees Diplomacy
government is determined to push for
ward Ottoman troops as far as the
stronghold of Adrianpple, captured by
the Bulgarians after a prolonged siege
during the recent Balkan w"ar. It is
expected that by this means the posi
tion of the government will be
strengthened and consolidated, and it
is felt that even If the powers insist
on bringing pressure to bear to com
pel the maintenance of the future fron
tier line between Turkey and Bulgaria
from Enos, on the Aegean sea, to Midia,
on the Black sea. Turkey will yet be 1n
a position to enforce the autonomy of
the province of Thrace.

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