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TTTE MORNING OREGOXIAN, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1914.
LABOR'S WAR FiVE
Effort to Force Brotherhoods
in Federation Fails Under
SUASION THOUGHT BEST
National President Calls Resolution
Declaration of War on Trainmen.
Marino Band Not Liked.
West's Voice Heard.
PHILADELPHIA. Nov. 16. An at
tempt to place the American Federa
tlon of Labor In a position n( waging
war against the big railroad brother
hoods unless they become affiliated
Tvlth the Federation was frustrated to
day by Samuel Gompers. who took the
floor at this afternoon's session of the
Federation's convention and fought an
Innocent-looking resolution back into
the committee on organized labor,
which had reported It favorably.
Thi rpROlutiftyi linH been inirrwimed
ty a delegate from the Central Labor
Ijnlon of Hartford. Conn. It recited
that at the' present time there were
r-ational and localunions not affiliated
with the Federation, that they were a
menace to some of the unions and that
efforts to have them affiliate had failed.
The resolution Instructed the officers
f the Federation to "proceed to or
ganize such local or National unions.
If such is possible."
Switchmen Favor Resolution.
J. P. Connors, of the Switchmen's
Union of North America, favored its
adoption. giviDg as a reason that the
brotherhoods had in some instances as
fisted railroads to defeat the switch
men in strikes.
President Gompers took the floor and
declared that the commltea on organ
ization had misapprehended the impor
tance of the resolution when it recom
mended it. He gave as his opinion
that the resolution permitted the set
tins up of rival unions and declared
that it amounted to nothing else than
a declaration of war. He believed in
the solidarity of the labor movement
in the United States, he continued, but
he -would not think for a moment of
Invading the sovereignty of a National
Brotherhoods Lend Aid Often.
During the last few years, he went
on to say, there has grown up a bet
ter feeling between the brotherhoods
and the federation, with the result that
the railroad organizations had been of
material and effective assistance in
Retting certain labor legislation
through Congress. The adoption of the
resolution, he declared, would be the
most disastrous action against the ex
istence of the federation the conven
tion could take.
S. C. Heberling," also of the Switch
men's Union, gave Instances where csr
tain brotherhoods had opposed switch
men in strikes. He did not Include all
brotherhoods, he said, but he did not
epecify the particular organization he
Presidsnt Walker, of the Miners'
Union, opposed the resolution, declaring
there was a growing sentiment in the
ranks of the brotherhoods and the Na
tional organization of bricklayers for
affiliation with the federation. The fed
eration, he said, was more likely to
win them into the organization by rea
soning than by trying to drive them
to affiliate. The railroad brotherhoods
in Illinois, President Walker added, are
strongly in favor of joining the Illi
nois Federation of Labor, and expected
that they would do eo in a short time.
On motion of President Gompers the
resolution was recommitted to the com
mittee on organizations.
San Francisco Delesate' Aronsed.
A report, made by a committee which
Investigated municipal ownership of
street railways In Europe, which de
clared that municipal ownership had
not done as mach for the employes as
had trade unions, was challenged by
Delegate Gallagher, of San Francisco,
as an erroneous conclusion. He said
that municipal ownership of street rail
ways in his city had done much for the
streetcar men. One of the men who
signed the report was W. D. Mahon,
National president of the Amalgamated
Association of Street and Electric Rail
Mr. Gallagher said he considered the
report a "knock" against municipal
ownership. James Duncan, first vice
president, and P. H. McCarthy, dele
gate from the Carpenters' Union and
ex-Mayor of San Francisco, said that
trade unionism had done much to bring
about municipal ownership of public
The convention adopted resolutions
urging the executive council to con
tinue its efforts to have abolished so
called efficiency systems by which
workmen are speeded up in their work.
. A resolution favoring an independent
labor party was defeated on the ground
that the federation is committed to
non-participation in politics.
" Another resolution adopted requested
President Wilson to issue an order pro
hibiting the United States marine band
from competing with civilian musicians
A resolution protesting against cer
tain rental charges placed on Panama
Canal employes as an indirect reduc
tion in wages and breach of wage
agreements also was adopted.
SHORT ROAD TO SUSPEND
Io-ivan IJne, Whicn Leslie 31. Shaw
Tried to Buy, Is Losing Money.
COUNCIL BLUFFS. Ia., Nov. 16.
Owners of the Atlantic Southern Rail
road, a line 35 miles . long, extending
from Atlantic to Villisca. Ia., and kav
in five small towns on the line, have
given public notice of their Intention
to cease operating the line December
31, this year, declaring they have been
operating the road at a loss.
This Is the road which former Secre
tary . Leslie M. Shaw and syndicate
spent nearly two years in trying to
procure and failed after having for
feited several large cash options to the
Oregon Legislators Nos. 5, 6, 7, 8
A. M. La Toilette, Senator-Elect of Marion; I. H.' Bingham Senator
Elect of Lane; Christian Schuebel, Re-Elected Representative of Clack
amas, and Charles W. Risley, Representative-Elect of Clackamas.
TOY FIELD JUJNS POPULAR
Children of Paris Get Miniatures of
"75" and Have Fun.
PARIS. Nov. 3. (Correspondence of
the Associated Press.) Peddlers are
doing a thriving trade in toy repro
ductions of the 3-inch field gun. known
as "75," which the French generally
believe saved Paris from the enemy.
Nearly all the children know what
this is, and a favorite pastime Is to
watch for the announcement of the
coming of the famous "Taube" aero
planes, load their miniature "75" with
fire crackers and blaze away at the
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SALEM. Or., Nov. 16. (Special.) A.
M. La Follette, one of the State
Senators-elect from Marion County, Is
one of few men in the Northwest who
enjoy the distinction of having voted
for Abraham Lincoln. It was Mr. La
Follette's first vote and. he was living
at his boyhood home near Crawfords
vllle, Ind., at the time. He always has
been a Republican, and "A Lincoln . one
at that," as he expresses it. Mr. La
Follette has lived in Marion County 54
years and is the owner of a large farm
In Mission Bottom. Mr. La Follette was
a member of the lower branch of the
state Legislature In 1887 and again in
1903. More than 600 residents of the
county petitioned him to make the race
for State Senator before he agreed to
allow the use of his name. Mr. La Fol
lette is a cousin of Robert M. La Fol
lette, ex-United States Senator of Wis
EUGENE, Or, Nov. 16. (Special.)
I. H. Bingham. Senator-elect rfom Lane
County by a majority of more than 3500
above his nearest competitor and by a
vote larger than that of all three of his
opponents combined, will not present
a new face to the older members of
the Senate. After Berving six years in
the House and four in the Senate of
Oregon, he dropped out of 'politics in
1909. He has passed the grea'ter part
of his life in the West. He was born a
half century ago in Michigan and
when 19 years old struck out West for
himself. His wealth is of his own
making. He was married in 1881 In
Idaho and lived in Spokane until 16
years ago. He lived four years and a
half in Portland and a year and a half
in Cottage Grove, moving to Eugene 10
OREGON CITY, Or.. Nov. 16. (Spe
cial.) Christian Schuebel, who was
re-elected to the House of Represen
tatives from Clackamas County, is an
attorney in Oregon City and Is a law
partner of W. S. U'Ren. The office of
these gentlemen is termed popularly
the "reference factory." Mr. Schuebel
was in the House two years ago and
his record was evidently pleasing to a
majority of the people of his 'home
county, for he was returned with the
largest vote given to any candidate
for the House in this county. He is a
self-made man. Many years ago he
was employed in the paper mills here
and was elected Justice of the Peace
and had an opportunity to study law.
He served a term In the City Council
and is now City Attorney. He has a
combative nature and is never so
happy as when in a fight over clvio
or legislative matters. Mr. Schuebel
is an ardent prohibitionist.
OREGON CITT, Or., Nov. 16. (Spe
cial.) Charles W. Risley is one of th
four . lonesome Democrats elected to
the House of Representatives.- He Is
a native of Clackamas County, where
he Is heavily Interested, and his per
sonal popularity Is best evidenced by
the fact that he was the only Demo
cratic candidate for a county or a leg
islative office to be elected In Clack
amas. He is best known in his own
county as an ardent advocate of per
manent road3, and it Is expected he
will be a live wire in the 1915 House
when these questions are considered.
He is the father of "Jake" Risley.
one of the stars on the University of
Oregon football team. Mr. Risley Is
an enthusiastic motorist and is pub
lic spirited to the last degree.
clal.) The steamship' Geo. W. Elder
arrived from .Portland this morning at
8:30, bringing a fine list of passengers.
She will sail for Eureka tonight at 8.
Bar conditions are reported smooth
ADVERTISERS' TALK No. 7.
Divide the Population
of Portland Into
Those Who Read The Oregonian
and Those Who Don't
Which Class Would You Rather
.Have as Your Customers ?
Most of the class which doe3 not read The Ore
gonian has little purchasing power, and conse
quently of little value to an advertiser.
"WTien a newspaper reaches the proportions of
having approximately as many regular carriers
as Uncle Sam has delivering mail in the city
then that newspaper can be of incalculable value
to any merchant advertiser.
The Oregonian has the morning field to itself,
while the afternoon field is divided among three
In district after district, street after street, the
regular carriers of The Oregonian deliver a copy
of this newspaper into nearly every home. .
The average circulation of The Oregonian for
the month of October was distributed as follows :
In Oregon. 54,409 70,004
In Washington 7,585 9,946
In all other states and foreign. . . 1,523 2,598
Total 63,517 82,548
Most of the "Washington circulation is in the
nearby to Portland towns and Consequently of
real value to the Portland merchants. A large
. proportion of the money they spend for commod
ities comes to Portland.
PRISONERS OF WAR I
ARE ILL TREATED
Americans Say Warring Na
tions Give Good Food
to Eat, Too.
NON-COMBATANTS GO FREE
Younger Prisoners Found Playing
Football and Elders Enjoy Cards,
Chess and Checkers, Says
. LONDON, Nov. 16. Chandler P. An
derson, of the Department of State at
Washington, and Chandler Hale, for
mer secretary of the American Em
bassy at Vienna, returned to England
today from Germany and Austria, where
they Investigated the condition of the
English prisoners. This trip followed
a previous Investigation of the condi
tions under which German and Aus
trian prisoners of war are being held
Mr. Anderson Inspected the German
prisons and Mr. Hale the Austrian.
Both found conditions similar to those
existing in the English detention camps
They were not able to discover any
cruelty or mistreatment. They talked
freely with the prisoners and ate with
them and found their food abundant
Mr. Anderson, referring to. his trip,
"The newspapers of both Germany
and England have a great responsibil
ity in printing matter about the mis
treatment of prisoners.
Much Hard Feeling Created.
"The publications of cruelty, rumors
has created much hard feeling that is.
of course, unwarranted. Men dislike
being imprisoned, civilians as well as
soldiers. Civilians, especially, feel them
selves wronged. So far as I could see
the treatment of English civilians in
Germany is the same as the treatment
of German civilians in England. I vis
ited the detension camp at Ruhleben,
where 4000 English civilians are im
prisoned at the race track. The quar
ters occupied by these men have cement
floors and are heated by steam.
"The prisoners get a loaf of bread
each every two days. They have coffee
or tea for breakfast and their supper
or dinner consists of vegetable soup
and sausage. I ate their dinner with
relish. Theoretically, the Germans are
arresting all Englishmen between the
ages of 17 and 65; as a matter of fact,
they are arrestlnc no one over 45 years
of age. The youngsters, I found play
ing football In the enclosure, while the
older men were occupied with cards,
chess and checkers In their bunks.
Their food was the same as supplied to
the German soldiers.
"The Germans are releasing prisoners
who belong to the English colonies and
they are not arresting non-combatants.
Russians Doing; Cooking.
"I visited the detention camp at
Dobritz. Here there are 9000 soldiers,
composed of 4000 British and ' the re
mainder French, Russian and Belgian
troops. These men camp now In tents,
but they are able to enter permanent
buildings erected on the maneuver
ground. The Russians are doing the
cooking, and they feed the entire camp
in 50 minutes. The prisoners erected
their permanent buildings themselves.
In both the civilian and soldier camps
the prisoners are allowed to buy to
bacco and food from the commissary,
and their friends and relatives are per
mitted to visit them at certain hours."
Negotiations are pending between
Germany and Great Britain for the ex
change of military prisoners, but Mr.
Anderson does not think, that any ex
change of soldiers soon will be brought
Women and invalid old men are not
being held in either Germany or Eng
WET COMEDY AT LYRIC
VAXCOUVER, WASH, IS SCENE OF
Eleven Pretty Chorus Girls Take Part
Ia Iy the Mayor" and Lead
ins; Woman Ia Favorite.
The second week of the new stock
company at the Lyric Theater offers
Miss Jeanle Mai. the leading lady.
better opportunity to display her talent
as a singer and actress. The play is
izzy tne Mayor, written by Al Franks.
the leading man. It is filled with
popular songs and the scene Is laid in
The play is founded on tampering
witn a voting macbine and Izzy Cohen,
who is elected Mayor, changes Van
couver from a "dry," to a wide-open
Vancouver, as Izzy found it. era
hiblted smoking as well as drinking, so
that every time anybody was seen
smomng a fire alarm was sent In.
Every chorus girl has a speaking
part, and one, the leader, sings in a
duet with Lew Dunbar, who played
Mike Shultz. partner to Izzy Cohen, the
Mayor. Their costumes are attractive,
especially In the ballet and the "Edel
weis" song. A flying ballet girl, jn
a crane operated from the stage. Is an
The ten musical numbers include
"Adele." by Mies MafJ "It's a Long
way to JJalirornla." a parody on "Tip
perary," featuring wet and dry again,
by Joe Demper. and "Where the Edel-
wels Is Blooming," by Lew Dunbar and
the leading chorus girl. The chorus of
11 girls Joins in every song.
Here is the cast: Izzy Cohen, poli
tician, Al Franks; Mike Schultz, his
partner. Lew Dunbar; Tom Candy.
little of everything. Jack Curtis: It. E.
form, Mayor, will Mansfield; Hudson
Rivers, in love with Lucy, Joe Kemper;
Slaughterhouse Kats, Marie Celestine:
Lucy 'Tuva, Mayor's daughter, Leanie
Mai; Airs, tieii, a ward-heeler, LiU.j
Extra Australian Wool May Come.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 1G. Charge
Barclay, of the British Embassy, and
Counsellor Lansing, of the State De
partment, conferred today on the Brit
ish embargo on exportation of wool
from Australia. Indications are that
an arrangement may be made whereby
Australian wools, in excesse of the
British home requirement, will be al
lowed to be exported to the United
States for manufacture under a pledge
that the wool will not be re-exported
to Germany or Austria. The arrange
ment, however, has not been perfected.
"Watch for "
OHOWING this week
some mighty nifty
clothes the kind that keep
you warm on a cold day that
let you .swing down the street
with a comfortable, easy sense
of being well dressed.
Fabrics are "top notch"
"on the. level" and
that means every
stitch is just right,
whether in view or
Tell the boys to show you these "fussy Bal
macaans at $15 or an especially fine suit at
$20; got 'em for more if you want. .
Puzzle 'Which hat is a Dunlap "Five
and which a Brewer "Three?"
Morrison at Fourth
HANLEY OUTLAY $10,019
O. C. IEITER, CAMPAIG.V MANAGER,
REPORTS HIS EXPENSE!.
Committee of One Hundred Caes 916,066
la Dry Fight and Dental So
ciety Expends 416L
SALEM, Or, Nov. 16. (Special.) O.
C Lelter. manager and treasurer of the
Senatorial campaign committee repre
senting William Hanley. Progressive
nominee for United States Senator,
spent during theTecent campaign J10,
019.68. according to a statement filed
with Secretary of State Olcott today.
Orton E. Goodwin, trustee of the
Committee of One Hundred, which
fought for prohibition, expended 16,
066.68 and the Oregon Dental Society
for Dental ErtimHttnn AYnnnH.. rue, e.
opposing the dentistry bill initiated by
The Democratic State Central Com
mittee, through Floyd Bilyeu, treas
urer, spent 16637.78 and through Lester
W. Humphreys, assistant treasurer.
T.6893.72. M. J. Waite. secretary of the
C J. Smith campaign committee, ex
pended 4821.02. In behalf of Frederick.
Holllster. Democratic candidate for
Congress, the Democratic County Cen
tral Committee, of Coos County, ex
pended $1607.75 and S. A. Barnes, treas
urer of the Eastern Oregon State
Normal School campaign committee, in
behalf of the bill providing a normal
school at West spent $2786.33.
CENSORSHIP IS RIDICULED
Parliament Hears Foes of Publicity
Scored for Mistakes.
LONDON", Nov. 16. Walter Long.
Unionist, In the House of Commons,
today made a strong appeal to the
government to lift the curtain which Is
hiding the operations on the front. He
believed the time had arrived to per
mit a limited number of authorized
correspondents to Join the army. In
justice to the army, ne said. It was de
sirable that the country should know
something about the splendid deeds of
the British soldiers, which would In
crease popular enthusiasm and aug
ment the stream of recruits.
Timothy Healy, Irish Nationalist, re
clared the censorship had made Eng
land the laughing stock of the world.
The censor, he said, had even made an
excision from a Turk's prayer to Mo
hammed. The whole system of press
censorship, he said, required complete
reorganisation. Mr. Healy also declared
that both the Belgian and the Servian,
loans should be regarded as gifts.
Prejnier Asqulth declared that noth
ing was being kept back except In
cases where such a course was required
by immediate military exigencies.
Algebra Plan Heading and
Architect drafting Public Speaking
Eng-Unh for For
Mech an 1 ca 1 Oraf t-tna-
Rein forced Con
Show Card Writing
Y. M C A., Taylor and Sixth Streets.
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e oecree or fcn& rRmniP
s the Voice of Destiny
And the Spring Valley Wine Company is the first to
obey. If the same conscientious methods were always
used in other establishments as we have always enforced
in the Spring Valley Wine Company there would be NO
NEED for a PROHIBITORY CAMPAIGN in Oregon or
The PUREST stock, the LARGEST stock and the
HIGHEST GRADE stock will be IMMEDIATELY;
placed upon the market for WHAT it WELL BRING, and
only SO LONG as it LASTS.
High Grade Whiskies
SUNNY BROOK (bottled in bond), bottle 79
FIVE DIFFERENT WELL-KNOWN WHISKIES, full
quarts, bottle 65c
FAMOUS OLD KENTUCKY, bottle 75d
CREAM RYE, bottle , 79
MARBLE, "smooth as' velvet," bottle 80
SILVER DELL, bottle. 75
ALL $3.00 WHISKIES, gallon . . !s2.25
ALL $3.50 WHISKIES, gallon. .82.25
ALL $4.00 WHISKIES, galton S2.90
-ALL $5.00 WHISKIES, gallon.....'.:' ....$3.85
Pure California Wines
IMPERIAL, elsewhere $1.50, our price, gallon, 85
OLD VINTAGE, regular $2.00, gallon. .S1.15
CREAM OF CALIFORNIA, "oldest and best," gal.S1.45
Above Wines include Port, Sherry, Angelica, Muscatel,
Tokay, Burgundy, Riesling and Sauterne.
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PORTLAND'S LARGEST LIQUOR HOUSE
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