Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, August 04, 1905, Page 3, Image 3

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Montana Union Miners Terror
ize Operators.
Hope WIth ICoose Makes Basin Op
erator Flee Both Parties to
Strike Claim to Bo
Gaining Ground.
BUTTE, Mont., Aug. 3. Ralph E.
Spurrier, a telegrapher and formerly a
member of the. Mill ana Smeltermen's
Vnion at Butte, refused, to Join the
striking- operators on the Northern Pa
cific road and tonight several hundred
Bmeltermen ftelJ a meeting and
marched In a body to the depot, sur
rounded the structure and compelled
Spurrier to quit work under pain of
"being escorted out of town," an ex
pression which is significant in Butte
circles. Other operators were looked
for, but none were found.
A dispatch tonight from 'Clancy, a
division p'oint on the Great Northern
about 50 miles north of Butte, says that
the miners there drove the operator
from the only boarding-house in the
town because he refused to stay with
his comrades on strike. The man had
to be fed by the division superinten
dent In the latter's car.
At Basin, 40 miles north of Butte on
xhe Great Northern, miners and mill
men requested an operator to ceae
work. The telegrapher armed himself
with a rifle and defied the miners, until
about 60 gathered with a long rope
with a noose in the end, when the man
weakened, and several hours Jater left
the camp.
Railroads Claim to Move More Traf
fic, but Operators Arc Confident.
ST. PAUL, Aug. S. The second Jay
of the telegraphers strike on the Great
Northern and Northern Pacific Railways
ended with the railway officials as
serting that the strike has already
been broken and the officials of the
Telegraphers' Union declaring that it
Sias only begun. Both sides profess
great satisfaction tonight and each
maintains that the struggle will be
ended within a fortnight.
In spite of the difficulties presented
by the walkout of the telegraphers, the
railroads have been able to keep the
more important trains very near to the
schedules. Through trains from the
Coast arrived in St. Paul today on time,
with the exception of the North Coast
Limited on the Northern Pacific, which
was not seriously delayed. The time
freights are being successfully handled.
The abandonment of a number of way
freights was most serious disable
ment of traffic today.
The railway officials claim that there
has been a notable break In the strike,
all the operators on one branch of the
inir cone back to work ana 30 rr nN
more having signified their willingness
to do so. Many substitutes were placed
tfu,ring the day and men from different
parts of the country are being exam
ined and .put to work as rapidly as they
Reports "disprove the representations
of the strikers that the freight traffic
has been completely paralyzed. There
has been much delay at many points in
the handling of local freight, but this
class of traffic is gradually being
taken care of. The officials say that
there is no accumulation-of freight at
terminals and that no shipments will
be refused tomorrow.
Rumors of a sympathetic strike of
the trainmen have been in circulation
and, although conferences have been
held with this plan In view, it is de
clared tonight that such a move Is not
impending. President Perham, of the
Order of Telegraphers, said tonight:
"We are bound to win and wo can
fight it out alone. I would not think of
consenting to a sympathetic strike.'1
The telegraph companies are send
ing to cities where they have Indepen
dent offices, but communication witn
the smaller towns Is uncertain.
General Manager Horn Takes Op
timistic View of Strike.
ST. PAUL. Minn., Aug. S. General Man-
ager H. J. Horn, of the Northern Pacific,
tonight made public the following state
ment of strike conditions on the system:
"There has not been, since the tele
graphers' strike started, a single serious
.delay resulting from the action of the
telegraphers in leaving their posts.
Through lines are running on time today.
Morning trains from the Pacific Coast
reached St Paul on their schedules, and
the North "Coast Limited, from Portland,
pulled Into the St. Paul Union Station
this afternoon, after a run of 2000 miles,
without a delay of Importance.
x he company is receiving perishable
freight in both carload and less than car
load lots, and is accepting shpiments to
all points on Its lines. Fast freight serv
ice is well maintained over the entire sys
tem. Other freight is moving -subject to
some delay. Traffic on the whole is be
ing handled in a thoroughly satisfactory
"It is not to be supposed that the with
drawal of several hundred telegraphers
can be met without Inconvenience and an
noyance, yet freight and passenger serv
ice is not seriously interfered with, and
the strikers have failed completely, so far
as it was their Intention to tie up or
blockade traffic On the Paciac Coast,
the heavy Lewis and Clark Exposition
travel In and out of Portland is being ;
handled without the least delay or incon
venience to passengers.
"On the Pacific division. 60 per cent of
positions are filled. As compared with
conditions prevailing yesterday, the com
pany has Increased the number of oper
ators at work hy 23 per cent. A number
of additional men left St Paul this after
noon for points West and will be at work
tomorrow morning in reopened telegraph
stations. Four Important stations on the
Dakota division were reopened for busi
ness this afternoon in charge of competent
agent-operators. Nine stations on the
Minnesota division were this afternoon
supplied with operators and reopened. On
the Montana division the only important
office still remaining closed is at Lom
bard. Two minor offices on this division
are also closed.
"Reports received during the day Indi
cate a very substantial improvement in
conditions over the entire system, and the
Qiflcers of the company and their sub
ordinates uniformly advise me that they
are fully able successfully to meet the
situation. There have been no wrecks or
accidents since the strike began, contrary
to reports issued from President Perham's
headquarters and circulated by the strik
ers' general 'committee. The entire sys
tem Is free from collisions or other physi
cal trouble.
"At numerous points division superin
tendents report that striking telegraphers
are already Indicating their willingness to
return to work in a few days. In the
meantime, new men, previously put
through rigid examinations for fitness and
knowledge of their work, are being sent
forward with aJI speed to fill vacancies.
Late this afternoon. Superintendent Blan
chard, of the important Superior division,
which includes the Duluth Short Line and
Northern Pacific mileage In the head of
lakes district, wired me as follows:
" 'Have Just returned from Ashland, and
everything is satisfactory over the ontlrc
first district. Have not had one moment's
delay to passenger or freight trains by
reason of strike. Have sufficient opera
tors at work satisfactorily to handle the
company's business. I anticipate an even
greater improvement tomorrow.'
"We are now satisfied of our ability
successfully to meet the situation and of
the certainty of neutralizing the action of
the telegraphers In leaving tholr positions.
Perfect safety of travel and reasonable
promptness in the handling of freight
traffic are and have .been absolutely as
sured since the beginning of the strike."
Perham Says Traffic Is Delayed and
Ranks Remain Solid.
ST. PAUL Aug. 3. Presjdent Perham of
the Order of Telegraphers, said today:
"The -full effect of the strike will not be
felt by the companies until four or five
days have elapsed. But 1 am well satisfied
with present conditions. I am constantly
receiving reports from all parts, of both
systems to the effect that passenger
trains are delayed and that freight traffic
is paralyzed.
"The stories about our men going back
to work are absolutely untrue. Thoro
has been no break In our ranks.
"There is a charge being made against
us that I would like to contradict It Is
said that by my orders, the men who
went out 'turned their board? red.' that
is, displayed danger signals to all arriv
ing trains, and that this was done merely
to embarrass the company and delay
traffic It was done, but it was done
to protect life and property. Some agents
or operators who were called out would
be sure to have train orders not
yet delivered. Perhaps some of these
orders could not be delivered for 12 hours.
Now, If the man were to leave their
posts and fall to deliver the orders, ser
ious accidents, of course, might happen.
I could not tell what operators had
train orders to deliver, so I instructed
all operators to turn their boards rod on
quitting. This would force the trainmen
on every train to stop at the station
and make sure there were no orders be
fore proceeding.
"As for the report that our men have
been tutting the wires there's no truth
in It All our men are instructed to
do nothing unlawful."
Operators Object to Railroad Busi
ness on Commercial Wires.
Entanglements whereby the Western
Union, may be drawn Into the telegraph
ers' strike of the Northern Pacific and
Great Northern seem probable results of
the present trouble on the two northern
railroads. There Is considerable Interfer
ence already with Western Union business
because of the large number of points
where the railroad operators also handle
the telegraph business. Portland being
remote from the center of strike activities
up to this time on either of the affected
roads, the people here hardly realize what
a hard fight is being made by the tele
graphers. It is understood that if the
Western Union attempts to assist the rail
roads by handling their business strictly
of a nature that should go over railroad
wires, unlooked-for contingencies may be
Today or tomorrow, it Is announced
through telegraphers channels, all- the op
erators between Portland and Puget
Sound, including those on the Western
Washington branches, with very few ex
ceptions, will walk out They did not obey
the xeneral order because of a misunder
standing between the officials of the or
der, which has now been corrected. Up
to this time there has been no interrup
tion to traffic on this end. and officials
arc engaged In trying to strengthen their
Roads Move Traffic Under Handicap.
Strikers Remain Confident.
SPOKANE. Wash., Aug. 3. Every
train, freight and passenger, moved on
this division of the Northern Pacific to
day. but almost without exception tho
trains were late, the latenoss ranging
from 40 minutes to four hours. On the
Great Northern trains were moving
with more regularity, those trains not
on time being delayed by causes not
connected with the strike, according to
Groat Northern officials.
Striking telegraphers and their fam
ilies continue to come to Spokane,
where they are cared for by the strike
committee. The strike leaders main
tain that they control the situation and
declare their men have not weakened.
The committee asserts that the rail
roads will be compelled to yield within
two weeks, while the officials of tho
roads say the running of trains accord
ing to time card Is made easier each
day. The roads expect to have all the
operators necessary by the middle of
the month.
Northern Pacific Has 200 on Road.
Trains Arc Running:.
SEATTLE. Aug. 3. (Special.) Twenty
seven of the 40 operators employed by the
Northern Pacific on the Seattle division
are out today, but the other 13 are work
ing. The company is oporating trains
without delay on the division, and is for
warding new station agents to take the
places of those who struck.
It Is announced hero today that 100 new
operators, are on their way West to be
distributed along the line of the Northern
Pacific, and that 100 others are in Chi
cago about to start West
The Great Northern operators on the
Coast line. J?7 strong, are still out
Sympathizers With Strikers Force
Them to Leave Keys.
DEVIL'S LAKE. X. D.t Aug. S. While
no particular damage has been caused
by the Great Northern telegraphers' strike
as yet the situation threatens tQ become
serious shortly. All nonunion operators
sent here by the Great Northern Rail
way were today forced to leave their
keys and the city by sympathizers of
the strikers. So far. passenger trains
have run only a little behind time.
Some regular freights are running, but
no extra freights.
Great Northern Is Cheerful.
ST. PAUL, Aug. 2. General Superin
tendent Blade, of the Great Northern,
today gave out the following:
"The situation is somewhat Improved,
but two of the passenger trains in the
last 24 hours arriving at the St Paul
depot behind their schedules, and these
were but 12 to 15 mlutes late. Our passen
ger trains arrived at Seattle yesterday on
timo without exception and our freight
trains are moving nicely. We are filling
the places of a number of the men who
have gone out Protection will be guar
anteed to all men who work."
Trains Run on Pacific Division.
TACOMA. Aug. 3. Reports of Improved
conditions in the strike situation came to
Extraordinary Sale of Suits
$40, $35 and $27.50 Suits $13.45 '
For Friday and Saturday only we offer the ladies of Portland
a special value in suts never before equaled by any firm, in
the city and surpassed by none in the land. When we say
we include all $40, $35 and $27.50 suits, every single suit
at these prices is included in the sale. A splendid stocE of
silK shirtwaist suits, made of an excellent grade of taffeta
siIK m all the most desirable colors. The most fashionable
suits ot Panama cloth, mohairs, tailored
serges, voiles and broadcloths in all the
latest tailored blouse and jacKet effects.
The suits are finely finished with silK
braid and button trimmings, sKirts are
fashionably cut and full pleated, jacK-
ets nave me popular leg-o -mutton
sleeves. We offer this extraordinary
special in order to maKe room for our
Fa& stocKs. Visit our department on
on Friday or Saturday and see for yourself the "excellence
of the suits we offer at
Our Fur Parlors, situated on the second floor, contain the
finest assortment of fine fur garments on the Coast Repair
ing and remodeling at reduced rates.
mWolfe Si Co.
6000 Prs. Fine Hosiery
Values to $1.00 Pair
25c ?
Few stores in the entire world have ever equaled these hosiery bargains.
Are on Sale Today at
Our resident New York buyer, Mr. Henry L. Mcrsereau, covered himself
with glory b making a most brilliant purchase of fine Hosiery, which is offered
to the Portland public by us today.
The assortment is most bewildering, the styles beautiful, quality of highest
grade. Values are up to $i.oo pair
6ooo pairs to choose from; black and" colors, all the newest shades tans,
biscuit, champagne, sage, Alicj Roosevelt, gray, navy, brown, Dresden, emer
ald green, black lisle, lace boot and allover lace; some pretty fancy stripes,
plaids, etc.
No other store in Portland has ever
attempted to give as wonderful hosiery bargains as we offer today.
A word to the wise Come early as there will be a big rush.
One hundred extra feet of counter space. Extra help.
6000 Pairs Fine Hosiery Values
to $1.00 Pair on Sale Today at
35c Men's &-Hose Today 19c
There will be lively selling in the Men's Store today; 3000 pairs, new up-to-date
llJWj Half Hose. Regular price 35c, today 19
3000 pairs to choose from, a magnificent assortment fancy stripes, also plain blacks,
All sizes in the lot.
Buy all you want today of these 35c Half Hose at 19
Midsummer Sale; Every Article in the
Cloak Store Greatly Reduced
Wash Shirtwaist Suits
Regular $4.50 at S2.75
Regular 6.75 to 6.00 at S3.75
Regular 8.75 to $7.50 at $4.95
Regular $12.50 to $10.50 at $6.25
Regular $20.00 to $17.50 at $9. 80
They May Not Last During the Forenoon
No Phone Orders Filled
49 women's white Linette Walking Skfrts. nj"
Regular price $1.50 today OOC
37 women's natural tan Linen Walking ijq
Skirts. Regular price $2.25, today P
They May Not Last All Day
No Phone Orders Filled
S1.75-$1.50 Waists 85c
550 women's Waists, broken lots, odds and
ends; all this season's newest, up-to-date
styles. Some of fine quality white lawn
hemstitched, some embroidery trimmed;
also white, tan and navy lawn, with small
figures 'and dots. Full new leg-o'-mutton
sleeves ; the backs are made in the newest
plaited and tucked styles ; a large variety,
only .a few of each style. Regular price
$1.75 and $1.50. Your choice today.. 85
Another Popular Sale Today
15.000 yards of Standard Calicoes, Prints and Ginghams.
Goods that are used by everybody at prices less than you always pay for them.
A popular sale of popular goods at prices that will make this a success like
all Lipman-Wolff popular sales always are.
V&VZyc Chambray 8c
Standard quality Chambray, 30 inches
. wide in light blue, tan, red, green and
navy; regular price 1212c, today. ...8
Standard Calico 5c
Standard Calico, navy, cadet, vred, pink,
gray, black and white, white grounds
with different colored dots and figures.
A representative and comprehensive as
sortment. You have never seen prints like
this offered at onlj' 5
10c Percales at 7c
Best staple brand Percale, 2S inches wide,
in navy, cadet, gray, black and white, in
figures stripes and dots, all dress styles;
always sold at 10c, today 7J2
25c to 50c WASH GOODS 25c
This will be a busy day in our "Wash Goods
Store. No old goods, all this season's
newest styles and colorings. "Wash Goods,
Batiste, Organdy, "White Waisting,
ephyr, etc. Regular price 7oc, 60c, 50c,
today 25
Northern Pacific headquarters today, and
tho train service maintained was much
better than on "Wednesday. Passenger
trains nn the Pacific division were but
slightly delayed, and several freight trains
were moved without trouble. The opera
tors, while not admitting defeat, are
ready to acknowledge that the company
Is meeUng the situation much better than
they expected. A number of operators
were sent to Ellcnsburg today, and were
assigned to stations where most needed.
Conditions on Great Xorthern.
1IINOT. N. D.. Aug. 3. During the last
1$ hours there has been a big Improvement
In the telegraphers" strike situation on the
MInot division of the Great Northern
Railway. Twelve operators have returned
to work. About IS per cent of the stations
between Wllllston and Grand Forks are
In working order. All branch lines on this
division are running as usual.
More freight was handled west of MI
not today than during the .past week.
Passenger train No. 5, from the East was
one hour late and No. 2 from the west was
45 minutes late.
There are about "0 strikers on the MInot
division. They are orderly and have done
no damage to railroad property.
May Tlo Tip Express Companies.
ABERDEEN. Wash.. Aug. 3. SpcclaL)
Business men were notified today that
all expected express shipments must be
telegraphed for. In order to get them
through before the express companies are
tied up by the telegraphers strike.
HhsIi to Uintah Is Over.
GRAND JUNCTION. Colo., Aug. 3. The
Uintah registration rush In this city ap
parently Is at an end. Only about 100
homeseekers came In on today's train.
Three of the eight register clerks were
relieved from duty here today and ordered
to report" to W. A. Richards; Commission
er of the Iand Office, at Prove, Utah.
Hunted hy Posse With Dogs, and
With Price on Head, He
Is Shot Dead.
lEWISVTLLE. Kan., Aug. 3. After kill
ing two persons, seriously and probably
fatally shooting two others, and slightly
wounding two more, Ike Kinney, a desper
ate negro, was killed In a river bottom at
Doclla. six mllea south of Lewis ville, at
noon today, after a hot fight with a posse
of citizens that had surrounded him.
Kinney killed a negro at Stamps on
"Wednesday, fled, and. while being pursued
by a posse, shot and killed EL R. Ferguson.
At 3 o'clock this morning, three miles
from Lewlsville. the negro met Mr. and
Mrs. Stewart, of Greensburg", and Immedi
ately began firing. After shooting and
seriously wounding both, the negro told
them that' he thought they were mem
bers of a posse, and told them he was
very sorry he had .fired on them.
Later this morning about 23 men with
doga- started on Kinney's trail. A few
members of the searching party finally lo
cated Kinney In a bottom near Doella. a
plantation postofficc. As soon as the
posse had arrived and began to close In on
the negro he opened Are. C. F. Nash lost
a finger. Alvin Barham was shot through
the neck and seriously wounded. Then
W. C Nash pent a bullet Into the negro
and he tumbled over dead.
Fifteen hundred dollars had been offered
for the capture of Kinney, dead or alive.
Foresters Will Settle In Canada.
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., Aug. 3. The
cxecutlvo committee of the Order of For
esters, at a meeting of Its convention to
day. Indorsed the plan for the purchase
of big tracts of land In Northwest Can
ada for settlement by members of the
Railroad Brevities.
James C. Havely. chief clerk In the
office ot Chief Engineer Boschke. of the
Harrlman lines In Oregon, who has been
employed In the service of the O. R. &
N. since - 1SS3, has resigned to accept a
similar place with tho "Western Pacific.
O. R. & N. train due from the East at
7:15 o'clock In the morning Is now served
breakfast from a dining-car before arriv
ing In Portland. It has been found that
Eastern travelers get uy early and are
anxious to be through with breakfast be
fore arrival. The car Is utilized to serve
dinner on the train departing at 6:15
o'clock In the evening, and the buffet in
the Spokane car has been abolished.
Traffic Manager "Woodworth. of the
Northern Pacific, arrived In Portland yes
terday afternoon occupying his private
car, accompanied by General "Western
Freight Agent Henry Blakeley, who has
come to the Coast to assume his new
duties at Tacoma; Assistant General
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