[William F. Bade]
[Walter L. Fisher]
3.against us the local prejudice which hag teen aroused against that corporation.4.On all the points mentioned all important evidence has already been set forth in previous hearings in Washington. where it was offset by contrary evidence. The purpose apparently is to get their side of the case restated and printed where a minimum of opposing evidence will be presented because of intimidation on the one hand, and because of the inability of some of our strongest helpers, who reside in New York, Boston, and Chicago, to he present.5. We should have to go to the expense of employing exports to present some of the evidence on our side. This we are hardly in a position to do because we are men of small means. We have already spent more time and money than we can afford because we are convinced06316---------------------------------,-------4.that the project of San Francisco is selfish, unnecessary, and prejudicial to the best interests of the nation. We will do our best again if it seems necessary, but we hope the hearing will not he held. 6. For some time past the City Engineer and City Attorney have quietly hold little dinner parties in the small towns around the Bay at which persons with political ambitions and known to be in sympathy with the City Engineer's scheme have been persuaded to pass resolutions which mean nothing as far an local sentiment is concerned, but which is apparently intended to magnify into a specious demonstration of public sentiment. By holding a hearing here the local press would be burnished with an occasion for exploiting politically the ambitions of those persons under the guise of it public spirit.Respectfully yours,WFB/F06316
1912 Feb 13
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