Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, May 13, 1901, Image 1

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Special rates made to families and single gentlemen. The manage
ment Trill be pleased at all times to show rooms and give prices. A mod
ern Turkish hath establishment in the hotel. H. C. BOWERS, Manager.
Library Association of Portland ?
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Omaha Again Wide Open.
OMAHA. May 12. Omaha resumed its
normal wide-open condition today. Mayor
Had Boers Realised Their Strength.
LONDON. May 12. At a banquet of the
Cornish Association, held In London last
Moores blue-law enforcement having been j night. General Pole-Carew said:
declared oft. The saloons and gambling- "At the beginning of the war, had the
houses did their customary business. The Boers fully realized their strength, and
weather was perfect and the beer gardens j our unpreparedness, we would have been
were crowded. Mayor Moores expressed j driven1" Into Durban and' Cape Town, and
his satisfaction with the resumption of a j presented, the r spectacle of conquering
liberal policy. South Africa from the sea coast."
NAGASAKI, Japan, April 19. (Special
correspondence.) The commercial and
financial situation in Japan can accurate
ly be described in two words extremely
unsatisfactory. I have conversed with
many of the most prominent foreign and
native merchants in the principal trade
centers and the general consensus of opin
ion regarding trade conditions, as ex
pressed in their office, at the clubs arid
at their homes. Is as heretofore indicated.
Warehouses are filled with foreign goods,
for which there Is no demand. I might
mention as an index to the -recklessness
of Japanese traders, who are largely re
sponsible for present conditions, that
there Is at present stored at Kobe over
25,000 barrels of flour, 10,000 cases of um
brella cloth valued at about 4,000,000 yen,
and large quantities of cotton that was
consigned from America more than a year
ago, and for which the consignors about
that time refused an offer of more than
jouble the price that could be realized to
day. Still there are those' In America who
will consign both flour and cotton. Re
liable firms 1n Japan do not recommend
consignments except in cases where new
goods are being introduced, and even then
only small shipments are advised as a
means of facilitating business on a "firm
offer" basis.
Doubtless the most potent factor in pre
cipitating the present depression was the
refusal of the Japanese to comply with
the terms of their contracts. Foreign
merchants complain that there is no pos
sibility of holding a Japanese to a con
tract if he wishes to repudiate it, and
this he not Infrequently will do, if the
market happens to have gone against him
between the time of making and execut
ing the contract.' I am credibly informed
that legal proceedings are of little or no
avail, owing to certain technicalities In
Japanese law, and for that reason few
attempts are made to prosecute. Al
though the Japanese refuse to admit It, I
am convinced that the resident foreign
merchants act as a kind of commercial
balance-wheel to the country and that
without them frequent panics would oc
cur. Characteristics of Business Men.
If the laws of the country would com
pel the natives to meet their obligations
It (is my opinion that failures would be
frequent. The average Japanese business
man places a low valuation onhis Integ
rity, He is quick -to act upon a business
proposition that promises quick returns,
but is unable to foresee the effect of the
present transaction on those of the future.
He Is deficient In executive ability, delib
eration and integrity. His excessive po
liteness and ever-ready smile may be
well adapted to social life, but quite in
appropriate when the sober business
transaction demands a more resolute ex
pression. On the other hand the Jap
anese are endowed with many desirable
qualities. They are Industrious, enterpris
ing, have great reverence for the aged,
and possess other kindred traits. It has
probably taken many generations to instill
into them characteristics In keeping with
their environment, hence It seems unfair
to criticise them too severely just at a
time when they are struggling to eman
cipate themselves from hereditary pecul
iarities. It must also be remembered
that, although In a general way It can
not be "said of the Japanese, as of the
Chinese, that their word is as good as
their bond, there are Japanese firms of
high standing who conduct their business
with ability and Integrity.
Notwithstanding the existence of ob
stacles mentioned, statistics demonstrate
that industrial progress in Japan is keep
ing pace with' the age, and the best-informed
Europeans In Japan anticipate an
early readjustment of business conditions
followed by extensive developments. Much
of the present stagnation is due to un
settled conditions in China which have
affected Japan probably more than any
other country, as a larger business Is
transacted with China than any other
with the exception of the United States.
Good Shovring for United States.
In looking over the trade reports is
sued by the Japanese Government, and
covering a period of 35 years, the most
conspicuous Item is one In the United
States column under the heading of mer
chant vessels entered from foreign coun
tries during the 35 years from 1868 to
1S99. In 1S93 there were entered 145 ves
sels from the United States, with a ton
nage of 314,215 out of a total of 373 ves
sels, and a total tonnage of 441,567. It will
be seen that the United States vessels
numbered more than one-third of the
total, and carried almost three-fourths of
the foreign cargoes to and from Japan,
while in 1S99 the number of United States
vessels was reduced to 75 out of a total
of 2240, about None-thIrtieth, and the ton
nage reduced to 157,575, out of a total of
3,439,666, a little over one-thlrty-thlrd. In
consulting the same report I find that
flour occupies the most prominent place
among Pacific Coast products Imported.
Timber comes next, and wheat third.
From the Japan bank statement I no
tice that In January, 1897, the bullion re
serve in Japan amounted to: Gold, 89,000,
000 yen; silver, 42,000,000 yen; making a
total of 131,000,000 yen In bullion, with
notes in circulation amounting to 187,
000,000 yen. April 10, 1901, these items had
decreased to 60,000,000 yen in gold and no
silver, making a total of 60,000,000 yen
in bullion with notes In circulation
amounting to 177.000,000. I might hero
mention that Japan adopted the gold cur
rency October 6, 1S97, and the reserve
stood as follows on that day: Gold. 63.000.-
000 yen: silver, 32,000,000 yen; total, 95,000,
000, with notes in circulation amounting to
193,000,000.
In 1S97 there was also established in
Kobe a monthly report of foreign trade
which Is carefully compiled. It gives the
amount of each article Imported and ex
ported, together with the name of the
country and port shipped from and to. It
also furnishes other valuable informa-
that will lead to business; In these and
other articles produced In Oregon,
Straw braids and unmanufactured silks
can "be delivered in Portland about 1 per
cent less than In New York, and should
be manufactured on the coast. One fac
tory for manufacturing silk tTes and
such goods should do well In Portland,
as the raw materlafiJcan be gotten on
short notice and other conditions are fa
vorable.' I shall be able to g'lve more val
uable 'information regarding Taw mate
rials for factories In Portland when I
reach1 Southern Asia.
Many. Changes in- Twelve Years.
It is just 12 years since I last visited
Japan, and from a superficial observa
tion by way of recreation 1 am struck
with the changes that have taken place.
Then the railway systems were com
paratively new, and the line" over which
I passed at that time, between Yokohama
and Kobe, had been In operation but a
short time. European management had
been superseded by native management,
which started to work like a new broom.
The conductors were neatly clad: in white.
The equipment, of English .lnygatlon, was
good; there were distinct flrstrSecond and
third-class compartments; the stations
were new and attractive, and. In fact,
the surroundings were about all that
could be desired byva passenger. Behold
the change! The entire scene just de
scribed has altered beyond recognition.
MRS. M'KINLtY ILL
Taken to San Francisco to
Obtain Rest.
CONDITION IS NOT ALARMING
If 'Improvement Is.'Jfot as Rapid as
Hoped For, Programme for Be
. Biainderef THr May Se
Curtailed.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 12. The sud
den Illness of Mrs. McKinley has caused
an unexpected change In the Itinerary o
President McKinley. He arrived in this
city quietly this afternoon several hours
she slept little last night and 'this -morof
ing, although her condition had Improved, (
sho reluctantly agreed to go ,to Ban t;ran
clsco at once. The party got away from,
the hotel so quickly that many of the
guests did not know "until evening that
the President and Mrs. McKinley had
gone. v
Statement ol Physician.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 12. At S o'clock
tonight Dr. Rlxey made the following
statement:
"Mrs. McKinley stood the trip from Del
Monte much better than I expected. Her
condition is not serious. She will stay
here at least a week: and have perfect
rest. I think by that time she will be
able to continue the journey. She has
been gaining strength all afternoon."
Mrs. McKinley Resting Comfortably
SAN FRANCISCO, May 12. At 9:30
o'clock tonight Secretary Cortelyou gave
the following bulletin to the Associated
Press:
"Mrs, McKinley- stood the trip from
Monterey extremely well, and is resting
comfortably at Mr. Scott's. Her attack
of indigestion, It is believed, will yield
promptly to rest and remedies, while the
bone felon on the hand Is healing neatly.
Dr Hirschfelder, of San Francisco, Is In
consultation with Dr. Rlxey."
It will not be determined until 9 A.M.
THREE-CORNERED SENATORIAL FIGHT.
HON C.
ORDER FOR STRIKE
Thousands of Machinists May
Walk Out May 20.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION . MOVE
HON. JOSEPH SIMON.
HON. SOLOMON HIRSCH.
W. FULTON.
The flEht for succession to Senator Joseph Simon's seat in the United States Senate seems to have narrowed down to three men,
Ex-United States Senator Corbett has been steadily importuned to make the race again, but his latest utterances to hl3 friends have
been that he is not, at this time, anyhow, a candidate. Should he continue of thla mind, Mr. Simon will himself be the candidate of
the "regular" or Simon wins of the Republican party. Should Mr. Corbstt be prevailed upon to make the race again, Mr. Simon states
that he should withdraw and do all In his power to further Mr. Corbett's election. Mr. Simon Is now in his 5Cth year, and It la 21
years since he began his political career In Oregon as chairman of the. Republican State Central Committee acd member of the State
Senate. He has served five terms in the State Senate. He was elected United States Senator October S, IMS, and began service De
cember 5, 1808. His term expires March 3, 1003.
On the Mitchell side' of the house, the two candidates are Hon. Solomon Hlrsch, of Portland, ex-Mlnlster to Turkey, and Hon.
Charles "W. Fulton, of Aptorla, President of the Oregon State Senate. Mr. Hlrsch was G2 In March. He has served 12 years In the
State Legislature, In 1882 and 1890, he was chralman of the Republican State Central Committee, and In 1SS5 he came within onft vote
of election to the United States Senate. In 1889 he was made Minister to Turkey, by President Harrison, and filled the position for
th vtars -wVipn he resigned. Mr. Hlrsch has been a powerful factor In tho Mitchell camn. and la said bv knowlne ones to be the
-- choice of Senator Mltctfellsl&self.'pvSir'. Fulton 'Is" anactlve and avowed 'candidate, relying 'more-' upon-his popularity throughout th
state than upon manipulation oi comuiuuuuuE. it Bma mat ne win go Dcrorene. next iiepumican state convention 'ana hsk a nom
ination, in view of the law passed by the last Legislature providing 'for popular vote for Senators at general elections preceding the elec
tions by the Legislature. Mr. .Fulton was chairman of the Republican State Convention 1.8S2. and of the Second Concessional Dis
trict Convention in 1890. In 1888 he was a delegate to the Republican National Converftlpn. In 1890 and IDOO he was elected to tho
State Senate, and each time was made President of that body. Efforts have been made to induce Mr. Fulton to make the race for
Governor In 1902, but so far he has steadfastly declined. He, Is friendly to Governor Geer's renomlnatlon, but may eventually be found
supporting ex-State Treasurer Phil Metschan, who Is regarded as the approved Mitchell candidate for Governor.
Everything appears to have been neg
lected. The employes are dirty, shabbily
dressed beings; the cars, with their ac
coutrements, resemble dilapidated or
abandoned street-cars. The stations as a
rule look like deserted shacks, and a field
glass Is required to distinguish between
first, second and tmra-ciass uuuuun, , n
more properly speaking, boxes. All these
are highly perfumed with smoke and so
full of lunch baskets, shawls, baggage and
other truck that about the only place for
one's feet is on the seats, where the Jap
anese prefer to have theirs. -
Then the people have changed both In
outward appearance and character. Their
dress is becoming more indicative of a
yhbrid race. The klmona is not so uni
versally worn, having been largely re
placed by certain classes with the clothes
(orrather rags) of all nations. They have
become experts in the art of extracting
from strangers the last possible farthing
for services, absolutely ignortng legitimate
charges, until brought before a self-appointed
emergency committee, which ef
fects a compromise In a kind of "monkey-and-parrot"
fashion. The extortioner re
luctantly acquiesces. "While these re
marks apply to the lower classes, I no
tice the tendency In that direction ex
tending well up toward the better ele
ment. I. H. YBREX.
J. P. Morgan Left for London.
PARIS, May 12. J. P. Morgan left here
for London this morning.
ahead of the time scheduled. The state j tomorrow whether President McKinley
of Mrs. McKlnley's health was such this j will go to San Jose or remain in this
morning that the President decided to t city. His programme for the day will be
leave Del Monte and bring his wife to the contingent on the condition of Mrs. Mc-
iUent- Demand. Ten Honra' Pay for
Nine Hours' Work Conference
4 to Settle tlxc Matter.
Proved Fruitless.
"WASHINGTON. May 12. A general
strike Involving directly 150,000 machin
ists, and indirectly 500,000 men in the
metal working trades, is expected to taka
place May 20, unless some arrangement
is effected In the meantime. This Is the
statement made tonight by President
James O'Connell, of the International As
sociation of Machinists, who has his.
headquarters in this city. The. demands
of the men. the refusal of which threat
ens to precipitate the strike Mr. O'Connell
said, are for a working day of nine hours
and an Increase of 12& per cent In wages,
or, in other words. 10 hours pay for
nine hours work. The matter, he said,
has been under consideration for aorco
rtlme, and every effort has been made by
the macninists association to avoid re
sorting to a strike, but such action, he
says. Is now necessary if the workingmen
hope to attain the end they are striving
for.
Some time ago, through the efforts of
the International association and the Na
tional Trades Association, the employers
of about 25 per cent of the men who
would be affected by the strike mads
concessions by a general work day of
nine hours, which was to become opera
tive May 20 of this year. The question
of an Increase of wages, however, or its
equivalent, the granting of 10 hours pay
for nine hours, remained unsettled. Yes
terday the representatives of the Metal
Trades Association and the National As
sociation of Machinists held a conferenca
In New York, at which time an attempt
was made to reach an agreement on th
wage matter so that the strike proposed
for May 20 could be avoided. Mr. O'Con
nell, however, says that the employers
refused to arbitrate the question of wages
nationally, but that they expressed a
willingness that this matter would bt
settled by employers locally, each Indi
vidual case to be treated as such. This
method is unsatisfactory to the represen
tatives of the Machinists Association,
who express the opinion that this woula
prolong Indefinitely the settlement of the
question. Upon his return to tire city.
Mr. O'Connell promptly prepared the or
der for the strike, and It was sent out
by mall today.
Mr. O'Connell says that about 200 firms,,
whose employes represent probably 20 pr
cent of the 500.000 men who will be af
fected by the proposed strike, have signed
agreements for the reduction In hours of
labor and the increase of pay, so that
the agitation on the subject already has
benefited them materially. For pruden
tial reasons the executive committee ha3
determined not at this time to apply the
strike order to the railroads. "Whether It
will be done in the future will depend al
together on developments.
tion.
Yokohama and Kobe are running a close
race .for commercial supremacy. The
former has the lead In exports, and the
latter in Imports, making totals about
even.
Chance for Oregon.
I have made considerable Inquiry re
garding the prospects for exporting other
Oregon products than flour, lumber and
wheat. Such goods are now being sup
plied by Australia, Europe "and San Fran
cisco, and I cannot discover any reason
why Oregon should not supply a portion,
such as butter, prunes, apples, etc. I
hope to return with some information
SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT NEWS.
Domestic.
Mrs. McKinley Is ill, and has been
taken to San Francisco for rest. Page 1.
Her Illness may cause curtailment of pro
gramme for remainder of President's
tour. Page 1.
Portland man writes from Japan of trade
opportunities open to Oregon. Page 1.
Fire in suburb of Detroit, Mich., did $S00,
000 damage. Page 2. '
National organization of machinists has
ordered a general strike. Page 1.
Control of Northern Pacific seems to hinge
on right of directors to retire preferred
fetock. Page 2.
Foreign.
General Dewet, the Boer leader, has re
sumed operations. Page 2.
Esterhazy has made an affidavit that he
was the author of the Dreyfus bor
dereau. Page 2.
Pacific Const.
Portland baseball team lost 10-lnnlng
game to Seattle, 7-6. -racoma won from
Spokane, S-6. Page 2. v
Astoria machinists demand more pay or
they will walk out. Page 3.
Memorial fountain for Linn County "Vol
unteers will be unveiled at Eugene
May 14. Page 3.
Debating teams of Universities of Oregon
and Washington will meet at Eugene
Friday. Page 3.
Annual convention of Or.egon Sunday
school workers will be held at Salem
Tuesday. Page 3.
Portland and Vicinity.
Recent decision of United States Supreme
Court sustains Portland method of as-
sessine abutting property-owners for
home of Henry T. Scott, of this city,
where she could have complete rest for
a few days, and where a specialist could
be consulted if necessary. A special of
two cars and a locomotive was made up
from the President's special, and at 12:30
the President, Mrs. McKinley, Miss Bar
ber, the President's niece, Secretary Cor
telyou and wife, Dr. Hixey and ' H. T.
Scott and -wife left Del Monte ,for San
Francisco, leaving the remainder of the
Presidential party at Del Monte.
Only a few hundred people greeted the
President upon his arrival In this city.
His coming was not generally known, and
only those who chanced to see the bul
letins posted by the newspapers announc
ing that the President would reach the
city at 4 P. M. awaited his train. The
President, In order to "avoid the crowd
that was expected to assemble at the
Southern Pacific depot at Third and
Townsend streets, left the train with his
little party at Valencia .street, a station
In the southern part of the city. "When
the train, consisting of a baggage car arid
the President's special coach, stopped at
Valencia street, Mrs. McKinley was car
ried in a steamer chair by two colored
porters from the private car to a closed
carriage In waiting. She was heavily
veiled, and the President and Dr. Rlxey
followed close behind. Mrs. McKinley was
gently placed In the carriage and the
President and Dr. Rlxey "took seats In the
same vehicle. The President was quite
pale and looked serious. The rest of tho
party followed In carriages.
At the Scott Home.
Mr. and Mrs. Scott had arrived at the.lr
residence ahead of the President, and
were waiting to receive their distinguished
guests. Mrs. McKinley was again lifted
out of the carriage and placed in an in
valid chair and carried into the house.
Secretary Cortelyou, when questioned
concerning Mrs. McKlnley's condition;
stated there was nothing alarming in her
present Indisposition, and that perfect
quiet and rest for a few days would re
store her to her usual health. She ha3
not been well since the long Journey be
gan, and the trip has fatigued her very
much. Last night she did not respond
to medical treatment, and both the Presi
dent and JJr. Rlxey- considered It wise
to bring her to this city, where she could
have complete rest for a few days at Mr.
Scott's residence, and where Dr. Hirsch-
Felter, Mr. Scott's physician, could he
consulted if necessary. It was the im
pression, however, of those who saw Mrs.
McKinley, that she is very 111, and that
her present state may result In an entire
change of the President's programme.
Should his wife's health Improve the
President will carry out his Intention tq,
attend tne celebration at San Jose to
morrow: If; however, her condition to
morrow Is no better than today, the
President will not leave his wife's side,
but will allow the Cabinet officers and
others of his party to represent him at
San Jose.
KInley at that hour.
OAST SHADOW UPON PARTY.
Some Talk at First of Abandoning:
Part of Schedule.
DEL MONTE, Cal., May 12. Mrs. Mc
Klnley's Illness cast a shadow upon the
other members of the party who remained
hefe, and there was some talk, at first of
abandoning the entire schedule between
here and .San Francisco, but Mrs. Mc
Kinley especially requested that the
plans- of the party should not be disar
ranged by her departure, and when the
President left this morning the under
standing was that the Itinerary, as origin
ally fixed, should be carried out. The
President has himself said he would re
join the party" as soon as Mrs. McKinley
was made comfortable; The party Is
scheduled to leave here tomorrow morn
ing at 8 o'clock, and, after a 10-mlnute
stop at Pajaro, to go to Santa Cruz for
a glimpse of the big trees. It was not
the expectation of the President that he
could, be at either of these places, but
he thought he could meet the Cabinet at
San Jose, where great preparations have
been made to receive him, and where the
programme was for the party to spend
tomorrow night. In that case he could
reach San Francisco Tuesday afternoon,
as originally contemplated, without dis
arranging the plans for the ovation ar
ranged for him there.
3Iay Came Change in All Plans.
It is possible that If Mrs. McKlnley's
street and sewer improvements. Page S. I condition does not Improve as rapidly as
is nopea, a curtailment or tne programme
in San Francisco and for the remainder
of the trip may be necessary. The day
after leaving New Orleans a bone felon
Harry M. Paddock, 11 years old, drowned
In Columbia Slough. Page 10.
HandicaD tennis tournament at Multno
mah Club devoid or gooa playing.
MILLIONS ARE FOR THE WEST
Dr. Pearsons "Will Give Nothing; to
Institutions East of Chicago.
CHICAGO, May 12. After a tour of the
"West, Including visits to several colleges
which have been the objects of his bene
factions, Dr. D. K. Pearsons has returned
to Chicago and announced that he has
drawn a line through Chicago, and has
disinherited everything and everybody
east of that line from any share in the
money he still expects to give away. Not
one penny, Dr. Pearsons says, will ever
go to any Institution east of Chicago. The
$1,000,000 or J2.000.000 which he intends to
dispose of within the next year Is all for
the West
Dr. Pearsons' statement was drawn out
partly by the visit of a trustee of Middle
bury (Vt.) College, who came here to seek
an addition to his endowment fund.
"I came "back from Missouri with my
mlnd made up," said Dr. Pearsons to a
reporter. "I have drawn a line north and
south through Chicago, and I shall never
go east of that line. I have not forgotten
Chicago, and I am going to do something
handsome for the city before long. I have
my plans all laid now."
Dr. Pearsons at last has retired from
business in Chicago. Hereafter,' he will
devote himself to gardening, raising chick
ens and driving about the country near
his place at Hinsdale.
UNITED TEXTILE "WORKERS.
Northern and Southern Unions De
cide on Amalgamation.
BOSTON. May 12. As a result of the
textile convention which concluded lt3
sessions at the Qulncy House today, 750CO
men and women employed In the textile
Industries of North America will be mem
bers of one great labor organization to be
known as the United Textile Workers of
America. Representatives of the Interna
tional Union of Textile Workers and the
American Federation of Textile Operatives
were present with James Duncan, vice
president of the American Federation of
Labor, acting as chairman. Both organi
zations decided to malgamate and ap
ply for a charter under the title named.
After that 13 secured the Mule Spinners
Union and the Loom Fixers Union, will
affiliate themselves with the organiza
tion, which will eventually mean a mem
bership of 300,000, and an amicable under
standing between textile employes In the
North and South. In the past the em
ploye's in the South have been member3
of the International Textile Workers,
while the northern operatives have, been
members of. the American Federation of
Textile Operatives and for a long time a
union has been sought by the officials o
both.
TROUBLE SMOOTHED OVEB.
Non-Union Booth at Exposition
Gronnds Has Been Removed.
BUFFALO, May 12. The booth In tho
Manufacturers and Liberal Arts building1
at the Pan-American grounds, which has
caused so much friction between the la
bor unions and the exposition officials,
and which threatened to involve all the
men employed on the grounds in a gen
eral strike, was removed today, and it 13
now believed that all the carpenters will
go to work tomorrow morning. Th booth
objected to Is the only one in. any of tho
buildings manufactured In mills where
non-union men are employed, and as
this Is the only cause of complaint that
the union carpenters have, the officials;
are confident that there will he no more
trouble.
The attendance at the grounds today
was good, notwithstanding that It rained
for about two hours during that part of
the day when most of the sightseers vis
ited the exposition. Sacred concerts fur
nished entertainment for the visitors.
k Page 10.
Forward movement begun at Unitarian
Church. Page 6.
Portland should protect its Interests in
Nehalem and Tillamook countries.
Page 5.
Products and manufactures which Port
land ships to San Francisco. Page 10.
Fontellas defeat Oregon City in the-second
game of the amateur league.
Page 10.
appeared upon Mrs. McKlnley's finger.
Her hand became swollen, gave her con
siderable pain, and produced fever which
prevented her from sleeping. Dr. Rlxey
lanced the felon twice and gave her some
relief in that way. Mrs. McKinley bore
it all bravely, and urged continuously that
the programme at the cities and towns
en route should not be modified in any
particular on her account. It was hoped
that the rest here would do her good, but
"Will Aid Strikers.
LOUISVTLLE, May 12. The union car
penters of Louisville, who are now on a
strike for $2 50 minimum: wages for nine
f hours' work, and the exclusion of non
union labor, will be aided by the Build
ing Trades Council of this city, which to
night decided to enforce the union card
rule. All members of the Building Trades
Council, in adopting this rule, agree to
quit work at every job where non-union
building trades workmen are employed. A
conference will be asked with the contrac- f
tors. ,
Voted to Affiliate.
CHICAGO, May 12.-The new Chicago
Building Trades League tonight voted to
affiliate with the National Building Trade3
Council, as It3 accredited branch in Chi
cago. National Scretary H. W. Stein
blss, of St. Louis, was present, and as
sured the league that as soon as its ap
plication was received, the charter of the
old Chicago Building Trades Council
would be revoked, and the National char
ter Issued to the new body. This, means
the passing of the last vestige of the
Building Trades Council, which conducted
the big strike of last year.
Strikers Will Return to Worlc.
ST. LOUIS. May 12. The 600 and more
employes of the brick and terra cotta.
makers who have been out on a strike for
an advance In wages will return to work
Monday morning, their demands having?
bqen met. The common laborers' will- bo
paid 51 50 a day Instead of $1 35 as for
merly, and skilled laborers have been, ad
vanced 10 per cent of their former pay.
James H. Pearson, Capltallat.--
CHICAGO. May 12. James H. Pearson;
for many years.a prominent buslness-maj
and capitalist of this city, died tonight