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About Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937 | View Entire Issue (May 5, 1915)
TIPS FOR PORTERS
Son of Emancipator Admits
Pay of Pullman Employes
Should Be Higher.
NEW WAGE SCALE NOW UP
Change in Salaries for Conductors
Being Considered "Also; Company
raying 8 Per Cent Dividend
on $100,000,000 Capital.
WASHINGTON". May 4. Robert T.
Lincoln, chairman of the board of di
rectors of 'the Pullman Company,
frankly told the United States Com
mission on Industrial Relations here
today that he believed the system of
paying sleeping car porters should be
changed and that wages of Pullman
car conductors should be Increased.
Both of these subjects, he said, would
be taken up by the company's direct
ors in the near future.
The son of President Lincoln freely
discussed the subject of tips on which
negro porters are compelled to rely for
Porter System 1e?Iard Antiquated.
While declaring his belief that tip
ping of Pullman porters by the public
would continue, even ' if the meager
salary of $27.50 a month should be in
creased. Mr. Lincoln admitted that the
wage system for porters was an anti
quated one and had given him con
Mr. Lincoln was examined while an
other witness was temporarily ex
cused. He spoke first of the financial
condition of the Pullman Company.
Its capital stock, he said, was $120,
000.000, and 8 per cent Interest was
paid annually on all the stock since
Total cash dividends of the company,
h saul. have amounted to $139,116,
775. The total assets last year were
In 1902, he said, the pay of Pullman
conductors was increased to $70 a
month for the first six months. Sal
aries of conductors on special trains,
he said. were $100 a month. The av
erage, he thought, should be Increased.
27.50 Salary Quektion Annoying:.
"Do vou think the salary of $27.50
now paid negro porters as a minimum
in enough to maintain his family In
comfort and decency?" asked Chair
"Absolutely not." Mr. Lincoln replied.
"That question has annoyed mo much
Tho public, he said, required services
of porters for which they gave tips
outside of the services required by the
"Doesn't the Pullman Company re
quire porters to shine the passengers'
shoes?" asked Chairman Walsh.
"I don't think it Is a requirement."
snid Mr. Lincoln. "I expect my shoes
to bo shlned and also to tip the por
ter." Chairman Walsh asked what he
thought a fair wage for Pullman con
ductors. Organised Labor Rot Opposed.
"As that matter Is now under con
sideration by the company and will be
taken up soon, I would rather wait
before answering that question until
it has been discussed."
The Pullman Company, he said, was
not opposed to organized labor, pro
vided it permitted the company to en
gage men outside the union. He knew
of no instance of petition from Pull
man conductors for increased wages
reachinpr the board of directors.
Mr. Walsh mentioned a porter on
a Pennsylvania train who receives
$27. B0 a month as salary from the
Pullman Company, but earns $115.
"Would you officers of tho Pullman
Company like to make a similar ar
rangement with the company for your
"I frankly confess." Mr. Lincoln re
plied, "that I don't think this arrange
ment for Pullman porters is nice at
all. It is an old system.
Asked If he thought paying porters
$60 a month and posting notices In
nil cars requesting that tipping be
abolished would have any effect. Mr.
Lincoln said he thought tipping would
ulty-cf Whitman University, is regis
tered from Pullman at the Portland.
Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Ferguson, of Re
gina, Sask., are registered at the Sew
ard while enjoying Portland's attrac
tions. Henry C. Binder, chief engineer of
the United States lightship Heather,
is registered from Astoria at the Cor- j
The 12 belles who have made the
Celilo Canal famous will be the guests
of the Rosariane at the Portland Hotel
Mrs. C. N. Lockwood, Miss S. Gom
berg and Albert Lockwood, of Ann
Arbor. Mich., are tourists registered at
13. W. Morris, now a rancher at Yam
hill and for many years a police officer
in Portland, having resigned In 1900, is
at the Perkins.
Fred A. Demmler, Harry O. Demmler,
DeForest Ludwig. Mrs. J. C. Patterson,
Miss M. F. Patterson, Dr. Ellen J. Pat
terson, Pittsburg tourists, are at the
T. S. Stern, a clothing manufacturer
of Chicago, Is at the Multnomah with
his family, having visited the Cali
fornia expositions. R. M. Gray was
showing them over Portland in his
automobile yesterday afternoon.
GONSENTINO IS GUILTY
JURY CONVICTS ASSAILANT
W. T. HUME, ATTORNEY.
Self-Defenae Plea Unavailing and
-VVielder of Gun Will Be Sen
tenced on Friday.
Two penitentiary sentences will have
resulted from the collection of a bill
of $64.25 when F. A. Consentino Is sen
tenced formally to one to ten years in
the Penitentiary by Circuit Judge
Gatens Friday. A jury yesterday found
Consentino guilty of assault with in
tent to kill Wilson T. Hume, a promi
The trouble arose last Winter when
A. M. Brunswick, a lawyer, who had
offices adjoining those of Mr. Hume,
collected $64.25 for Consentino. Con
sentino, falling to receive the money,
had charges of embezzlement preferred
against Hrunswick, who was arrested.
Indicted, tried and convicted. He was
sentenced to the Penitentiary two
months ago by Circuit Judge Davis.
Consentino was not satisfied. He
wanted his $64.25 and visited the office
of Mr. Hume, who had defended
Brunswick, and of other attorneys on
the same floor of the building, in an
attempt to collect the money from them.
On April 1 he went Into Mr. Hume's
office and shot him in the back.
Monday Mr. Hume went on the wit
ness stand and told his story of the
shooting, which was corroborated by
other witnesses. Yesterday Consentino
declared that Hume ordered him out
of the office and advanced toward him
in a threatening manner. He also said
Mr. Hume had his right hand in his
hip pocket. Believing Humo intended
to draw a revolver, Consentino said he
drew his own weapon and fired, hit
ting the attorney in the back. The
jury was out nearly an hour.
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CITY SAVED BY AMERICANS
Sailors and Soldiers Also Care for
Homeless at Colon.
WASHINGTON. May 4. How Amer
lean soldiers and sailors saved Cristo
bal and large properties In Colon from
destruction by the fire which swept
the latter city last Friday and after
ward pitched tents and cared for- the
homeless people was described In cable
advices today from Brigadier-General
Edwards. . commanding the military
forces on the canal zone.
Bluejackets were landed from the
warships in port to aid two companies
of coast artillerymen detailed to take
the situation in hand.
E. E. CALVIN IS CHOSEN
Short Line Official Succeeds Late
AV. II. Bancroft on Salt Lake.
LOS ANGELES, May 4. E. E. Calvin
vice-president and general manager of
the Southern Pacific Railroad before
that system was segregated from the
Union Pacific, was elected first vice
president of the Salt Lake Railroad
here today. Mr. Calvin succeeds the
late W. 11. Bancroft. He is now vice
president and general manage? of the
Oregon Short Line.
It was announced that the election
of Mr. Calvin presaged no change in
tne management or the Salt Lake.
C. C. Kifer, of Carson, is at the Carl
ton. H. G. Day, of White Salmon. Is at the
Otto Gilstrap, of Eugene, is at the
J. r. Twohy, of Spokane, is at the
H. M. Birtchy, of Albany, is at the
H. A. Concannon, of Mikklone, is at
M. If. Savage, a merchant of Salem, is
at the Seward.
E. Wagner, Prineville stockman. Is
at the Perkins.
G. W. Waterbcrry, of Woodburn, is
at the Nortonla.
C. G. Stead, of Bridgeport, Conn., is
t the Multnomah.
Dr. E. B. Merchant, of Los Angeles,
Is at the Imperial.
Mrs. William A. Sherman, of Astoria,
Is at tho Portland.
George A. Wolcott, of Kansas City,
13 at the Multnomah.
Charles li Baker, of Corvallis, is reg
istered at the Oregon.
J. V. .Hoffman, of Berkeley, is reg
istered at the Carlton.
I. I. Hess, of Tampa, Fla., is reg
istered at the imperial.
.11 ward Murphy, a lumberman of
lacoit, is at the Oregon. .
T. M. Whitten, a merchant of Clat-
Fkanle. is at the Perkins.
R. II. Bergstrom, a business man of
beattle. is at the Nortonla.
J. C. Mclnnes, a merchant of White
Salmon, is at the Cornelius.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph L. Walsh, of
fcpoKane, are at tne Portland.
F. C. Friendly, a tourist of Van
couver. B. C, Is at the Carlton.
L. llarbaugh. an attorney of Cham
bersburg. Pa,, is at the Multnomah.
J. G. Early and Mrs. Early, of Fort
Dodge, la., are tourists at the Carlton.
II. A. Angell and Mrs. Angell are
tourists from Indianapolis at the Sew
Paul Klopstock, a horsebuyer is at
the Multnomah, registering from New
J. G. Gruver, of the Mountain Tlnv
ber Company, Kalama, is at the Nor
Ia G. Peters and wife, of Rock Rapids
la., are tourists registered at the Cor
C. S. Whltmore of Seattle, a repre
sentative of the Oregon Farmer, is at
J. W. Butler, a manufacturer of dairy
products, is registered from Bay City,
at the Perkins.
Professor Rhoda White, of the fac
HIGHWAY BILL ADVANCED
California Proposal for $12,000,000
Bond Issue Passes House.
SACRAMENTO. May 4. The bill pro
posing a $12,000,000 bond issue to com
plete the construction of the state
highway system and montain laterals
passed the House late today with only
slight opposition, the vote being 44
The measure, which now goes to the
Senate, has the support of the State
Highway Commission. If favorable ac
tion Is taken in the Senate the propo
sition will go before the people.
Prisoners Taken by Road for Safety.
MARSHFIELD, Or., May 4. (Spe
cial.) Deputy Sheriff Laird and Offi
cer Walter Richardson, of this city,
left today by way of the Coos Bay
wagon, road with four men convicted
of crimes here who are to serve sen
tences ranging from one to 10 years a
the Salem Penitentiary. They are go
ing through Roseburg and kept the
date of. their leaving secret, under the
impression that friends of the convicts
might interfere with the safe delivery
of the prisoners at the State Capital
WEAK STOMACHS CAUSE GAS
Stomach gas, which Is a cause of
great discomfort to many people, i
caused by the food being retained so
long that it ferments if it is vegetable
food or putrefies if It is animal food.
The usual treatment is to forbid th
use of the food that is causing th
trouble. This stops the discomfort
caused by gas, but few people like to
be put on a limited diet. They gener
ally try another doctor.
Food is retained until it causes gas
because the digestion Is weak. That 1
a simple statement of a complicated
condition. Digestive weakness may in
volve a deficient secretion of digestive
fluids, lack of force In the nerves that
control digestion, many things, bu
back of them all is thin blood. "With
out rich, red blood good digestion
impossible," is an established fact i
medicine. You can enrich your blood
with Dr. Williams' Pink Pills and be
gin at once to restore your disordered
digestion until you can eat what yo
want, within reason, and enjoy It.
These pills have a direct action on the
nerves also and are an ideal digestive
Your own druggist sells Dr. Will
lams' Pink Pills. A diet book, "What to
Eat and How to Eat." that will help
you solve your stomach problems wi
oe sent you free on request by the Dr.
Williams Medicine Co., Schenectady,
N. Y, Adv;
It's So The Rumor That This Large Hard
ware Firm Is Going Out of Business
Thousands of Bargains to Be Had
Your great opportunity to buy is right now, as stock is open
for sale in bulk to dealers or others and may be snapped up at
MAIL ORDERS received in good time and accompanied by
cash will receive prompt and careful attention.
DELIVERIES at our earliest possible convenience.
NO EXCHANGES and no goods held for future delivery.
of Builders' Hardware,
Mechanics' Tools, Sport
ing Goods, Garden Im
plements, Cutlery, Etc.
all to be sold as quickly as low prices will
Marked in Plain Figures Regular. and
Sale Begins This Morning at 9 o'Clock. Read These Most
interesting Lists of Articles and Bargains. Thousands of
Other Bargains Equally as Interesting. Now's the Time to Buy
All Shotguns and Rifles to Be
Closed Out at Cost
All Ammunition at Closing-Out Prices
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Chi-Namel Products All to Be
Disposed of at Closing-Out Prices
Anticipate, Your Needs
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n B El Pri
t ti ft! 65c
20c Kitchen or Far
60c Keen Kutter
$1.25 Keen Kutter
$1.50 Keen Kutter
7 5c Garden fTfT
Hakes for OOC-
es for HcJj
II 11 U
10c Nail Sets on sale
Nickel-Plated Pliers aDC
75c Camp Axes on
$2.25 Iron Planes, No.
5, for only.
(2.50 Iron Planes,
No. BVi. for
: Garden Spades
S or D?
ndles, at UlV
75c Shears, S-lnch,
sale at only
8.5c Keen Kutter Shears.
$1.15 Keen Kutter Shears,
45c Butcher Knives, 7- QK
inch, for only OtJl
60c Butcher Knives, 9-
lnch, for only
$S Carvins Sets, 3-
plece, for only....
3 mers, -lb., for
35c Screw Drivers,
fryi 111 ci.lo, iv. ......
$1.25 Automatic Hand
Drills, 8 drills, for ,
wood, , for.
Gouge or Flat
60c Wood Cliis- fU
els, H-lnch, for 'iUC
63c Wood Chis
els, i-lnch, for
65c Wood Chis-
Socket Spades for
S5c Good Quality Shovels
12c foot Moulded Rubber ,
Hose, -inch, the foot.
16c foot Moulded Rubber Hose,
lorrugated. -lnch. the - 6y
cool, a.l oni;....
$3.76 Cotton Hose, 60
ft. length, H-inch, for
$3.50 Lawn Mowers, (3JO A C
14-in., plain bearings t.tQ
$5.50 Lawn Mowers,
14-ln., ballbearing, fo
$7.50 Lawn- Mowers, CJpT QC
16-ln., ballbearinb, fortpJj.OO
$11.00 Lawn Mowers. (JQ AT
16-ln., ballbearing, for J)0.41.'J
I fl balls
A Few of the Many Items
in This Line
15c Pair Dull Brass. Ball-Tip
Butts, size V4x3i in, - rtl
the pair XVZl
20c Pair Black Finish. Ball-Tip
Butts, size 3Hi354. tho"FCr
pair, tet only XtJL-
$7.50 dozen Steel Mortise Inside
Locks, good patterns, Cf?
the dozen tptl. I J
$15 dozen Solid Brass . Mortise
Lock's on sale at, (J- f rTpf
the dozen . . . ... V J-U I O
$16.50 dozen Solid Brass Mortise
Locks on sale at, j- C
the. dozen pldU
els, lli-in.. for HitjKs
75c Wood Chis
els, 1H-In., for
80c Wood Chls-ETC
els. li-in., for 03C
SOo Wood Chisels, 2-Lnch
65c Imitation Crescent 1A
Wrenches, 6-inch, for.... 4l:VC
Best grade Eo Lead Pencils, pf
now two for J
35c Ideal Window Clean- ftfl
ers, 12-inch size, for.... ml tii
40c Ideal Window Clean-Q"f
era, 14-lnch size, for.... it3s
45c Ideal Window Clean- Off
ers, 16-lnch size, for.... -'C
5c pound Common Nails, the M
50c Heavy Cotton MPsQtT,
for only Otv
60c House Brooms on sale QQrt
for only JUs
85c Hank Sash Cord, -FJfn
8, for, hank UC
$1 Aluminum Perco- (T0
lator, 5-cup, for VOw
$1 Universal Aluminum Perco
lator, 7-cupJ size, on (TQ t f
sale for vO.JLU
$3 Casseroles, brown QO OfT
ware, with stand, tor
All $1 dozen Trout
Flies, now, dozen . . .
All 15c Colorado Tr't rj j
Spinners, now 3 for. .OC
$2.25 Fish Bas- (t - 7 c
kets, No. 3 size X 3
$1, 85c, 75c and 65c Enam
eled Silk Trout H
Lines for OUC
80c Imitation Crescent
Wrenches, 8-inch, for....
Wrenches, 10-lnch, for.
$2.50 Enclosed Gear Duro
Grinders, size No. 1V&, i
$3.50 Knclosed Gear Duro
Grinders, size No. 2, ,
Fishing Coats and
Hunting: Coats all
included in the
E- v - r . . ""V:
lOo Chisel Handles on sale
for only '
10c Tapered and Three-Cornered
$1.00 Squares, size No.
ics' Tools, All Kinds,
All Store Fixtures
for Sale Showcases
Shelving, Counters, Etc.
V stock, worth
i up to
1 j choice
15.00 Gillette BafetyQQ QfT
Kazors for pO.0
$6.00 Gillette Safety QJ Of
$5.00 Auto Strop Razors CJO QP
for only vO-lO
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Just 2V2 Blocks North of Washington