La Grande evening observer. (La Grande, Or.) 1904-1959, August 25, 1911, Page PAGE 3, Image 3

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    LA UlCAKDE VENIKG ODZZMlin, FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 1911.
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v Send to Chicago and pay 533.00 for a suit when you can get
d. Custom mads suit made and tried on here for $33.00, good Im
ported Woolens to select from; good work. We hire six to ten tailors
and they spend all their earnings at Home.
We can furnish you a Send Away Suit or tailored suit they call it
for $12.00 and up measured by a tailor.
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Right la your busiest season when yon
have the least time to spare you are mot
likely to take diwhoes and lose several
lny' time, uulesi you have Chamberlain's
Colio, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy at
hacd and take a dose on the first appear
ance of the disease. For sale by all dealers.
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AT LEAST SUCH IS TOXE Of PEE
' LIMIXARY ANSWER.
Many Discussing Merits of a Militia
Company for La Grande.
Organization of an Oregon national
guard company ofj militia in this city
la being discussed in an Informal way
by many. who ar Interested In such
move, and Judging from letters ,re
ceived from Adjutant General Flnzer,
It will be possible to find a berth In
the regiments of the stabs. No final
action has been taken by the general
atnff hnt It Is nrobable. It seems, that
Let the dealer select your cigars 'erml8slon be granted to perfect
:0kTu.YH7vanaVcTar an? , the company here, if the public so de-
the best that your money win uuy, mm sires
One of the men who have been
not a ctaar that the dealer wants to
sell you for reasons of his own. ,
fam Us King
Cigar Factory
106 Fir Street
BELIEVED THERE WALKOCT WILL
COME AT ONCE;. V . r
Southeastern Washington's
Greatest Fair
September 18 to 23' 191!
$30,000
IN PREMIUMS
PURSES.
AND
Greatest Race
Program ever offered in
the northwest
SPECIAL ATTRACTIONS IN
ETERT DEPARTMENT, r
Concerts Dally by Bowl's Fam.
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ITALIAN BAND
Special Rates on All Rallorads.
WALLA WALLA, "WASH.
discussing the matb3r In all its phases
is L. C. Pratt of the firm" of BlacK &
Pratt, and be, like many others,! sees
the necessity of La Grande falling In
line with the militia the same as Pen
dleton and Baker already have. Speak
ing of the present status of th inci
dent Mr. Pratt said today: " ; : i
"For a number of yeara past,' until
t mme to La Grande. I have been a
member of the Oregon natlonar guard
I have that Institution very much at
heart, and finding no organization of
the guard here, I wrote to; Adjutant
Oeneral Finzer some line ago, re
questing his advice as to the organ!
zatlon of a company of the guard nene.
Today I received a reply stating that
the" matter had been referred to the
general staff for action: .Hla-tetter
had something of a hopeful tone, and
I believe that with' a little effort we
can secure a company for this city.
' "We really ought to push for this
Being the metropolis of Eastern Ore
gon. we ought not to be outdone by
our neighbors on the east and west
1 Baker and Pendleton both of which
I places have a company of the guard
Mess Houses to Be Built Within Stock.
ades to Feed Employes.
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8 THE - PORTLAND SITUATION. 4
$ Demands of shopment, which
' mans expense of $344,000 addl- 4
3 tlonal payroll annually, refused
$ by General Manager J. P.
Obrlen; ', ' I. " ?-:':
More than 120 shopmen laid'off
so far out of full working force
8 of 800. . ' .
$ Payroll In general offices In $
Wells-Fargo building cut $4,500 a
month by laying off employes.
Stockade completed around Al
bina carshops and bunk-houses;" 3 . houses and other living accommoda-
(4s mjia.1iAiiaA. m t Anmnl At a AdMnfh ' . . . . . i .
" "iCM-uuunc. auu luuiiimu voiu j t;ons ror new men wno may De caiiea
for new men being arranged for take the places of the striking
In case of strike
International official here to Q
confer with shopmen with refers 4
4- ence to strike.
Strike may be called any time. $
and hence get a littt.3 state and gov
ernment money which we miss."
' 8pratasisctearefat tmtment. r Ket
?ulet and app j Chamberlain's LiulmeM
reely. It will rerove the soreDess aod
quickly restore lie jnrts to a healthy con
sr . mm t
build
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of all
kinds
SHINGLES, PAINT, WALL PAPER, SASH, DOORS, BUILDING PA
PEB, BUILDERS' HARDWARE.' IT IS A MONEY SATING PEOPO
SITION FOR TOU TO COME HERE. LET US FIGURE ON TOUR
BILL. ' . '.' ' :
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calls attention' to the substantial In
crease In wages ' which the men had
braen given in recent years. '
That the company believes that the
strike talk has been instilled Into the-
rank and file of the men is shown by
the fact that more than. 120 of the
sbopnuent who were regarded as the
leaders in the disturbance were laid
oft last Saturday, and that reporters
are now engaged in the shops and
yards getting tab on all those who are
trying to arouse dissension with the
existing shop conditions and wages.
Harriman officials no longer make
any pretenses of hoping for peace. Ev
ery move made with reference to the
yards and shops indicate vigorous
preparations for trouble. Today, a
force of carpenters Is completing the
few remaining gaps In the big stock
ade around the plant. Huge timbered
gates are being set Into place at the
various entrances to the shops, and a
force of guards has been placed on
duty so that nobody except those who
have company business to transact
can get Into the plant. y .
It Is also stated officially that the
company is prepared to install a com
Diet system : of bunkhouses, mess
with another branch of the general
accounting department.
The shopmen themselves are with
holding all official- information as to
their plans. H. A. Cunningham, sec
retary of the local Order of Railway
Machinists, o. 433, refused to give oiit
the name of the international delegate
now here, as well as all other matter
pertaining to the proposed strike. He
refused to say whether a walk out
would be ordered when the men re
port for work tomorrow morning.
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Bay Fosr Er.J-SEEit.Sr Co
MUST BE BELIEVED) QUiCKLV
AND WE RECOMMEND '
Foley's Honey and Tar
7 Compound "
For quick and definite results.
For MEASLES' COUGH, for the COUGH
that, follows SCARLET FEVER, for
CROUP, WHOOPING COUGH, ' for
ASTHMATIC CONDITIONS, or a cough
of whatever origin, including CHRONIC
COUGHS of ELDERLY PEOPLE, use
Folw Honev Tr Compound
HILL'S DRl'O STORE.
(Portland Telegram.)
Plans were fully made for calling
out the 700 shopmen employed by the
Harriman lines in Portland this morn
ing, but the drastic action was delayed
owing to the arrival here of a repre
sentative of the International Order of
Railway y Machinists, with whom the
local men ' are Iti conference today.
Vpon the result of such meetings the
whole future hangs.
General Manager J.: P;' O'Brien In
charge of the northwentera jurisdlc
tion, has refused to grant the demands
of the shopmen which would mean an
added annual payroll of $344,000 and
the two roads, the Southern' Pacific
line In Oregon and O.-W. R. & N. (first
district) are making rapid and sweep
ing preparations for a strike and are
preparing " f or ' a protracted ' selge, ' if
the envegenty demands it." "
It developed today, when the heads
of the unions represented by the shop
men in the Harriman service all over
(he country asked for a vote of th lo
cal shopmen In all jurisdictions, that
the Portland machinists, boiler-makers,
pipefitters, car-repairers and
blacksmiths voted In favor of striking
by a decisive majority of 80 per cent.
When this information reached the
company officials here, General Mana
ger O'Brien, beltevlng that most of the
men did not understand, Just what the
new demands would mean, sent tq all
the shop employes tinder his Jurisdic
tion a letter of explanation -in which
he shows the vew Increases would
cost the O.-W. (R. & N. 257,O00 a year,
and the Southern Pacific $87,000 a
year or a total of $344,000. He also
unionists as soon as the crisis ar
rives. . With thfl shops thoroughly pro
tected by .stockade and pickets, from
interference from the outside, and
with establishment of a complete camp
for the nw men-the company feels
that It Is In a position to maintain Its
position for an Indefinite length of
time; ',' ' . :.; "
"It Beems that the men were not
satisfied with demanding nine hours'
pay for eight hours work," said As
Blatant General Manager J.. F. Gra
ham, today, "but they ask for a hori
zontal increase ' in wages of seven
cents an hoir, the present scale be
Ing 42 cents. Besides all this, the
shopmen are endeavoring to force a
strictly closed shop on us, and want
to dictate whom we shall employ and
whom we shall not. The report that
we havo 40 or GO new engines housed
in the yards, to be used In case of a
strike Instead pt repairing motive
power now in use, is unfounded. The
new engines are those which we or
dered more than a year ago, and which
are Just being delivered. The unusu
ally large number of engines Idle In
the yards now Is due to the fact that
there is not business enough In sight
to keep them busy. It Is because of
this stagnation of conditions that the
Harriman roads have been compelled
to adopt a policy ot retrenchment.''
; Along the line of retrenchment, the
shops are not alone affected! v
Thla week' about 30 employes In the
various departments at general head
quarters In the Wells-Fargo building
have been laid off. This preliminary
pruning of expenses means a monthly
saving of $4,500 In salaries and Is but
the beginning of further economy. The
departments so far hit are the general
manager's office, the chief engineer's,
telegraph operators, auditing, and It
Is said plans are on foot for abolish
ing the entire passenger accounting
SPECIAL PRICES
Post Office Confectionery
Cigarettes, 5c to 25c; Large Size Oranges, 40c a dozen; Ice Cream, 5;
Soda Water, 2 for 15c; All kinds of Cigars, Gum and Candles, Fruits
and Nuts, Post Cards and Stationary. ; " , ;
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