In 1913, one more effort would be made to quell existing disorder from striking railway employees in Jamestown before calling for aid from the state authorities. Frank W. Stevens, former chairman of the public service commission, called at the office of Mayor Carlson and volunteered to head a committee of citizens to act as special policemen to aid in suppressing riot on the streets. This invitation was to all citizens. It was not confined to any class. Every reputable citizen who believed in law and order, who believed in suppressing disorder and rioting, who believed in putting an end to the existing conditions in the city, was invited to be present and to join the movement. It was expected a volunteer force of several hundred would be obtained.