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About The times. (Portland, Or.) 191?-19?? | View Entire Issue (Feb. 17, 1912)
Vol. I. No. 18
PO RTLAND , OREGON, FE B R U A R Y 17, 1912
FAILURE OF BOARD OF BARBER
EXAMINERS TO MAKE ACCURATE
REPORTS INDICATES ROTTENESS
By an act o f the Oregon Legis the total amount o f expenditures
lature in 1899 a law was passed $81-14.76, leaving
a deficit of
regulating the “ pursuit, business, $105.62.
The reports during
atr and avocation o f a barber,” these three years further show
providing that a commission of that the Commission has expend
three be appointed by the Gov ed during that time under what
ernor to receive a compensation it is pleased to term “ miscellan
of three dollars per day for each eous,” $2303.81, exclusive of sal
day of time actually engaged in aries, hotel bills, and traveling
expenses. W hy a commission
In 1903 the Legislature amend required by law to hold four ex:
ed this A ct by raising the sal animations a year should expend
ary o f the commission from three $2303.18 for “ miscellaneous” ex
to four dollars per day, provid penses, outside o f salaries, hotel'
ing for traveling expenses, and bills and railroad fares, is be
all other necessary expenses in yond the comprehension o f any
curred while in the exercise of one who has the slightest knowl
edge o f the duties performed by
Practically, the only responsi this Commission.
bility placed upon the Board, or
During the fiscal year o f 1910,
Commission, is that it shall make
the Commission received $3249.14
semi-annual reports to the Gov
and expended $3345.84, leaving a
ernor, with the reservation that
deficit of $76.70.
One of tin'
when the amount in its possession
members has expended fo r hotel
shall exceed $1000 it shall be
bills an average of $3.60 per day,
paid to the State Treasurer.
and another $2.17 per day, and
Up to December 31, 1907, the
as both o f these commissioners
Barber Commission made no re
reside outside o f Portland and
port. W hy did it fail fo r eight
most o f the
years to report semi-anually to
held at Portland, it is most grat
the Governor as required by law?
ifyin g to learn that the patron
Can the Board o f Barber E x
age o f the State has been so hon
aminers enlighten us? W hy has
not our Governor requested, nay
among the different hotels.
demanded, a report? Or, if he
How much longer shall this
has, whv has not the Board com-
plied? And, if so, why has not) Board of Barber Examiners be
tolerated? How long w ill it be
such report been made public?
The very first report of this permitted to exist? isn ’t it high
Barber Commission was filed time that this Board were called
with the Governor on December to a strict accounting of its re
31, 1907, and designated as the ceipts and expenditures? The
“ eighth annual report.”
This State Treasurer has not as yet,
report gives $889.10 cash on hand so fa r as we can ascertain, re
total ceived one dollar of the thousands
amount o f receipts shown fo r the paid by those taking the exam
next three years is $8039.14 and inations given by this Board.
L. FERDINAND FLOSS OF CORBETT
BLAMES LABOR UNIONS FOR HIGH
COST OF LIVING AND TELLS WHY
Portuguese W arship on a
Friendly Visit to America
Photo» by American Press Association.
HE first Portuguese man-of-war to visit the United States since the
proclamation o f the republic is the cruiser Kepublica, which used to
be called the Ralnha Dona Amelia. She spent a few days recently In
the harbor of New York and then sailed for Boston. where there Is a
large Portuguese colony. New Yorkers were much Interested In her negro
chief cook, who was said—but maybe It was the yarn o f a sea cook—to have
been an African cannibal king before he was captured In battle by the Portu
guese In one of their little colonial wars. Portugal has seven cruisers and
three coast defense ironclads, two torpedo boat destroyers and two subma
rines, besides a number o f torpedo craft and gunboats. The navy Is not large,
but It played an important part In the establishment o f the republic. The
cook and his assistants are shown In the upper picture, one of the ship’s gun
crow» nud a nmld fire piece In the lower.
L. Ferdinand Floss, o f Corbett, gard o f other people’s rights and
Ore., addresses a letter to The property, these trusts changed all
these labor and wage conditions
Oregonian in which he arraigns
and quite naturally changed the
organized labor as being to blame price for all products and the
for the present high cost o f liv cost of living.
Now, if the people o f these
ing. Mr. Floss’ letter follow s:
CORBETT, Or., Feb. 10.— (To trusts do really want a low cost
o f living again, they can have it.
the E ditor.)— Seeing that many
A ll that they need to do is just
are fishing these many years in to reverse their present actions,
the dark fo r the real and true boycott every employer o f labor
cause for the steadily increasing who does not work his men at
high cost o f living, without ever least 16 hours a day and seven
catching on to it, I will at length days in the week, and who pays
let the cat out o f the sack and them more than 75 cents a day.
As soon as they are w illing and
tell you all about it, so listen !
The true and real cause of the begin to do that, the laws o f N a
steadily increasing high cost of ture w ill begin to reverse present
living is the present labor trusts, conditions and make our cost of
or labor unions, and their actions, living cheaper again.
L. F E R D IN A N D FLOSS.
including all those people who
cry the loudest and Vhe most
against just this cause.
The necessaries we need fo r a
living with only very few excep
tions, we must produce, and in
order to produce ^hem, that takes
labor and time. It is plain then
that if labor is cheap and is
L A W R E N C E , Mass. — W . I)
worked a long time each day, all
and other officials of
necessaries for our living can be
produced and sold cheaply, and the Industrial Workers o f the
if the contrary is getting more W orld said there would be no
and more the rule, just the con- settlement o f the textile workers’
trarv must be gettting more and . .
. _ . strike here unless .Joseph Ettor
more the case. This is an eternal
law o f nature, and against nature the former strike leader, was
you can’t buck. Nor are we able freed o f the charge o f murder on
to correct or change these laws which he is now in jail.
by means whatever, and this un-
On the other hand, directors of
disputahle fact should be suf
the Central Labor Union, backed
ficient to convince any sound-
by the American Federation of
minded labor Duder or man that
we. as a Nation, cannot gain any Labor, went ahead with plans for
Photo by American P re »« Association.
thing by cutting the days of our presenting to the mill agents next
labor steadily shorter and doub- i .Monday the demands of various
ling and trebling its value stead-j 0 jasses 0£ skilled labor. Follow-
HE visit to this country of Gen»ral~Baden~PoweIl, the founder of the
ily, as the ratio o f our cost of
boy scouts, has greatly stimulated Interest In the movement among
ing out the suggestion made some
living must rise steadily in ex
American boya, who were already enthusiastic admirers of the hero
of Mafeklng. On his arrival In N ew York harbor he was met by a
actly the same degree.
Before the labor trusts and directors will demand that the scout, who went down the bay on a tug tnd, boarding the Incoming liner, wel
other trusts appeared >n this N a millowners take back their help. comed Sir Robert In the name of the Boy Scouts of America and added
naively, "And 1 am mighty glad to see you myself.” Oenersl Raden Powell
tion. which was about 22 to 25 allowing them 56 hours pay for vlaited Washington, where he and President T aft reviewed a large detachment
years ago, the days o f labor were 54 hours’ work, and then take up ot n*0“*«
the White House grounds
Our photograph shows the general la
long, the wages for it were low , U„
company with Ernest Thompson Baton, who has been the leading apoetle of
D„ B, . rd> ^ „ ,4 of
and the cost of living accordingly
for hi* juTenilc book* and othar outdoor writings.
cheap; but by force, bold de part men ts during the
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mands. strikes, boycotts, disre following.
General Baden-Powell and Two
Big Boy Scout Associates
A. F. OF L AND
I. W. W. S LOCK
HORNS IN STRIKE
Price 5 Cents
FIFTY-FOUR LABOR LEADERS ARE
GATHERED IN THE TOILS UNDER
U. S. GRAND JURY INDICTMENTS
IN D IA N A P O L IS . — By what business agent o f St. Louis local,
was said to be the most sweeping No.
Federal action of its kind ever gave $5000 hail; Barry held for
undertaken, the United States $ 10 , 000 .
Government February 14th w ith
D E TR O IT.— Charles AV. Waeh-
in a few hours arrested a 111 a meister and Frank J. Murphy,
jority of the 54 men indicted for ironworkers. Bonds, $5000 each.
alleged complicity in a nation
SYRACU SE, N. Y .— E. E. Phil
wide dynamite conspiracy fo r six lips. former secretary-treasurer
o f the ironworkers, and John
A t their head was Frank M. Carroll, secretary, successor to
Ryan, president o f the Interna Phillips.
tional Association o f Bridge &
M IN N E A P O L IS . — Charles N.
Many Benin, business agent Building
other officers, including Herbert Trades Council, and form er mem
S. Ilockin, second vice-president, ber executive committee, Na
and successor as the union’s sec tional
retary-treasurer to J. J. McNa bonds.
mara, the convicted dynamiter,
D A Y T O N , O.— AV. Bernhardt,
were arrested in Indianapolis.
o f Cincinnati.
Reports from all over the coun
M IL W A U K E E .— W . E.
try also showed that five o f the din, business agent local union,
executive and Herman G. Sicfert.
board members and a half dozen $5000 each, given.
or more members were taken in
C IN C IN N A T I.— Edward Clark,
former walking delegate o f the
IN D IA N A P O L IS . — Frank M. Ironworkers, and G.# AV. Basey,
agent o f the
Ryan, president Structural Iron former
workers; Herbert S. Ilockin, of same order, the latter connected
vice-president with local No. 22, o f the Iron
and secretary-treasurer, successor workers at Indianapolis.
to J. J. McNamara; John T. But
CHICAGO.— Richard H. Hou
ler, o f Buffalo, first vice-presi lihan, financial secretary; James
dent, and Fred Sherman, business Cooney, business agent; W illiam
agent, all o f the
ironworkers; Schoupc, former business agent
and Spurgeon P. Meadows, busi and James Coughlin, a member,
ness agent fo r the Brotherhood all o f Chicago Local, No. ], of
o f Carpenters and Joiners. Ryan, Ironworkers.
Hoekin and Butler held in $10,- $5000 bail each.
000 bonds each, which they gave, C L V E L A N D .— Peter J, Smith,
Meadows, business agent fo r local iron
workers, and George (N ip per)
ST. LO U IS.—John Barry, for Anderson, walking delegate. Each
mer walking delegate and mem gave hail in $5000.
ber executive board, ironworkers,
SCRANTON, Pa. -M. J. Ban»
and Paul Morrin, active in rais non, form er local business agent
ing McNamara defense fund, and
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UNION PICKET SLUGGERS STILL
ASSAULTING PEACEFUL WORKMEN
OLIVER OLSEN LATEST VICTIM
The aftermath o f the local rail ger, like tbe low-browed brute
road shop strike is still with us. he is, replied to Olson with a
.L ik e Banquo’a ghost, or an evil cruel blow’ from a club across the
face. The police department has
dream, it w ill not “ down.” ’ E v the name o f this coward, and we
ery few days the public is in trust that the courts w ill give
formed of brutal attacks upon him abort shrift.
quiet and peaceable men, which
These attacks are increasing in
are listed under the tame name frequency. Vice-President J. P
O ’Brien, o f the O.-W. R & N. Co.j
o f “ disorderly conduct.”
The so-called picketers o f the states that conditions are grow
labor unions interested are noth ing tenser as the strike weakens,
ing less than thugs. Their posi and that there is now no real oc
tion is about like this:
They casion for picketing, even o f the
and their ilk sought to bulldoze peaceable sort. The men al work
impossible! are contented and their relations
terms. Failing in
they with the company are agreeable
threw up good positions when They have no desire to listen to
they were well treated. The busi the picketers. The avowed pur
ness o f a great railroad corpora pose o f the latter is merely in
tion is so intimately connected timidation.
with the public that it must go
In the circumstances Vice-
In consequence men who President O ’Brien has made a
were willing to work regardless strong and vigorous protest to
of the unreasonable dictates of Chief o f Police Slover, request
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places of those who were not,
were readily filled by sober, in
dustrious and competent men.
The union stood fast by its 1111
deniable right to post pickets.
The law declares that pickets
must demean themselves
quiet and orderly manner. That
they have not done so, we learn
nearly every day in instances
t I IB ’AGO. Labor leaders are
which come to light o f brutal and
secretly perfecting formation of
murderous assaults by pickets
a territorial organization o f rail
upon peaceable and independent
road shop employees that will in
clude every road operating west
A recent instance o f lawless of the Mississi ppi River. A meld
Saturday ing to place tin- finishing touches
night. Oliver Olson is an old cm on the organization will be held
ploycc of the railroad company in Kansas City March 4. As soon
tie was proceeding homeward as the organization is launched
when he was approached by a demands are to be made for a
slugger (undoubtedly a union general advance in wages on ev
picket or a union sympathizer) ery road. It is the aim to unite
Insultingly Olson was asked if he all the mechanical trades on one
was not a "s c a b ” . He naturally railroad, so that concerted action
resented the vile epithet, but ad may he taken when wage de
milted that he was a railroad em mands are made. Demands will
ployee of the company. That war lie made on all railroads A the
the only thing he was guilty of same territory at the same time
and he has tried to exercise the so that all railroads will he in
right given by law to peacefully volved simultaneously if a strike
pursue bis vocation.
The slug is called.