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TTIE MORXIXG OREGOXIAX. riTTTRSDAT. JULT 20. J916.
BE AT WORK TODAY
San Francisco Locals Are to
Disregard Action Taken
at Other Coast Ports.
LUMBER SHIPS EXCLUDED
FouncTs ltefusal to Keconsider May
Result in Split Ofr From lis
trictt$ Jurisdiction Old Con
t ra c t s A re to Prevail.
SAN FRANCISCO. July 19. Every
San Francisco longshoreman who went
on strike here June 1. with tlic excep
tion of j,he men loading lumber ves
sels, will be back at work tomorrow.
according- to declarations of officials
of the local Riggers' and Stevedores'
Union made tonignt.
The resumption of work tomorrow
follows the election held Saturday in
which the men voted to end the strike
and arbitrate their demands. They de
layed their return to work long- enough
to hear from similar elections in other
coast ports Monday in which practi
cally all the other strikers voted the
opposite way and decided to remain
. Because the local men are acting in
opposition to the other strikrs, it
was considered probable here today
that the San Francisco union would
withdraw from the Pacific Coast Dis
trict of the International Longshore
men's Union which called the strike.
A vote of the members, however, is
necessary before the withdrawal.
3000 to RcMume W ork.
Approximately 3000 men will be back
at their task -here tomorrow, according
to the leaders. They will work under
the same scale of wages and same con
ditions that prevailed before they
walked out demanding higher wages
and the adoption of the "open shop"
doctrine. About 1000 have been work
ing for several weeks for a number of
employers who granted their demands
individually. More than 80 worked on
the Harvard, today.
The longshoremen's demands will be
arbitrated August 1 by committees
from the union and the Waterfront
Kmployers Union. According to the
union men, the employers have prom
ised to discharge all nonunion men em
ployed as strikebreakers.
Lumber Carriers IMot to Benefit. "
The men who load and unload lum
ber vessels will not be back on their
jobs tomorrow, because their employers
are not members of the Waterfront
Employers Union and have not made
any compromiy offers.
tan FrancisctVs strike situation to
day took several unexpected turns.
While the longshoremen announced to
day they would go to work tOmOr-r.-VW
t Vl A hair and rhrai- Virta m kn n-hn
returned to work this morning under
old conditions, pending arbitration, left
their posts at noon withthe statement
that they would not work beside non
union men. The strikers said they
had gone back to work with the under
standing that. the strikebreakers would
not be employed.
SOUND STRIKERS STAXD PAT
Reconsideration of Vote Refused
and .Peace Xot in Sight.
SEATTLE. Wash.. July 19. Long
shoremen's unions of Seattle and Ta
coma today refused to reconsider their
previous action in rejecting the com
promise agreement accepted by the San
rrancisco unions. The decision of the
Pugret Sound locals was made known
in a telegram to J. J. Foley, president,
and J. A. Madsen, secretary of the Pa
cific Coast district executive board,
who are in San Francisco, and who 4iad
urged the locals to take a referendum
The following telegram was received
by district board members here from
Mr. Foley and Mr. Madsen:
Have wired Seattle and Tacoma lo
cals urging men to reconsider and take
vpte by referendum. San Francisco
will stand by coast district if this is
done. Otherwise they are likely to
create a serious situation."
The strike leaders in chn rtr nf th
Seattle headquarters of the district
fnt a telegram in answer saying that
,the Seattle and Tacoma locals had act
ed with due consideration and would
not take a referendum vote, regarding
their previous action as final.
Federal Mediator Henry M. White
paid today that a deadlock still existed
here, and there was no prospect of a
peace conference being arranged.
STRIKERS AiRE ENJOINED
(Continued From First Page.)
United States Marshall MoiUag and his
deputies had gone home.
Specifically, the injunction is direct
ed against J. A. Madsen. individually
and as secretary of the- Pacific Coast
I i strict International Longeshoremen's
Association, and as representative of
all members of the association, "who
ar too numerous to te made parties
defendant"; agrainst J. I. Johnson. C. P.
Holgrate and Robert Orr. individually
nd as president, secretary and busi
ness agrent. respectively, of the Inter
national Longshoremen's Association.
IS'o. :is, Series 5. and as representatives
of alL members of said association.
"who are too numerous to be made
party defendants"; and against M. P.
t'annon, P. Ward and A. FJ. Barnes,
individually and as president, f inan
cial secretary and business agent of
the In ternat ion a 1 Longshoremen's As
sociation, No. r.S. Series 6." and as rep
I resentattves of all members of said
association, -who are too numerous to
be made party defendants."
Disorder Are Cited.
The petition cites several specific
- Instances of disorder growintr out of
the strike, principal among which are
J uly 3. about 6 P. M six men, on
leaving: Ainsworth dock, were followed
: by a crowd of -5 or 30 men. and when
'about 500 feet from the dock were
brutally kicked and beaten. Later two
of these men were carried from their
temporary quarters to a waiting auto-!
mobile which was to take them to a
hospital where their injuries might be
treated. The motor was surrounded
by 40 or 50 men, and was able to pro
ceed only after a number of police
officers had been ca lied.
July 7, about &:30 p. M., a launch
carrying employes of the company was
showered with rocks as it was passing
beneath the railroad bridge near the
A i ns wort h doc k.
An hour later on the same day. it Is
related, an automobile, with three men
in it. was stopped by l."0 men, and the
1 eput y Sheriff accompanying it was
cursed and otherwise abused.
July S. about 3 0 P. M.fc three men
rmplovetl bv the company left Madison-
street dock in a launch. A group of
jo or IS men called them vile name
? it is reported, as the launch left. As
the vessel passed successively beneath
the Morrison, Burnside and Harriman
bridges, rocks were dropped onto it.
' AVhei tt arrived at the Ainsworth
dock a crowd of 100 men grathered
threateningly around the deputy in
charge of the launch, and -in the lan
guage quoted in the petition and at
tributed to the strikers, threatened to
"prevent anyone else from taking
scabs in and out of the dock."
Deputy Fires Shots.
July 11, it is set forth, an automo
bile with three men in it, was sur
rounded bq 25 pickets as if was about
to leave the dock,' and one of the
deputies had to fire three shots into
the ground before he was permitted to
Illustrative of the damages that the
plaintiff corporation says it has suf
fered on account of the strike, it is
declared that the steamer Rose City,
one of the vessels operated by it beJ
tween Portland. Astoria. San Francisco
and Los Angeles, was forced to remain
idle here for a long period in the month
The Rose City"has operated irregu
larly within the last few weeks and ar
rived in Portland with a full cargo, it
is explained. Monday night. July 17.
She has been unable to unload with
her accustomed dispatch and will be
unable to take on a cargo of freight
now awaiting her unless the work of
the longshoremen can proceed unmo
lested, it is declared.
Mr. Farrell. by his affidavit, esti
mates that the company has suffered
fully $10,000 damages since the strike
started and asserts that the losses are
accumulating further day by day.
The affidavit of "W. D. Wells re
cites the difficulties that have attend
ed the attempted operation of the com
pany's business since the strike was J j
called. He recites particularly that on
July 3 three men leaving the Ains-
worth dock were followed to the Broad
way bridge, where they were assaulted,
and declares that present conditions
cannot continue to prevail without
Cause of Strike Cited.
The cause of the strike, is explained
in Mr. Wells' affidavit, too. The men
were getting 50 cents an hour for nine
hours work and 75 cents an hour lor
over-time. Their present demand is
for 55 cents an hour for nine hours and
SI an hour over-time "and various
other stringent requirements, includ
ing an absolute inhibition against tha
plaintiff employing any one but mem
bers of the defendants' organizations."
The San Francisco & Portland Steam
ship Company, it is explained, has
leased, for a number of years, the Ains
worth dock, which is owned by the
O.-W. R. & N. Company. The defend
ants and their associates, ever since
this strike has been in progress, have
picketed the Ainsworth dock, and "by
acts of violence as well as by other
actions and words intended and calcu
lated to intimidate, have caused such
individuals as desired to enter or re
main in the plaintiff's employ to fear
great bodily injury in the event they
tlid not refrain from entering into the
employ of tne plaintiff.
Soon after the strike started, the
petition continues, the plaintiffs sought
from the city and county authorities
adequatepolice protection for its men,
but their appeal, it is declared, has
been in vain. -
"But," reads the next paragraph,
"peace offerers, even when they are
provided by the authorities, offer no
substantial protection or security and as
a result the defendants are bold, open
and defiant in their threats.
"The object of this strike." it is de
clared, "was to cripple and paralyze
the business of all employers of long
shoremen." in an effort to induce them
to conduct their business in accordance
with "such arbitrary rules and regula
tions concerning wages and conduct of
work as the officers of said associations
might see fit to impose."
C. P. Holgate, financial secretary of
local urion No. 5, of the longshore
men, one of the defendants named in
the complaint, was asked last night
for a statement in regard to the in
junction. Mr. Holgate said that he did
not care to mak'e any comment, as the
paper has not been served on him.
STRIKE MAY LOSE SHIPS
MANAGER OP JAPANESE I.INE SAYS
SEATTLE MAY BE PASSED VP.
Direct Sailing; to vr Yorlt Would 'ot
lie Hardship, as Difference In
Time Would Be Little.
SEATTLK, Wash.. July 19. (Special.)
S. Mihara, manager of the foreign de
partment of the Nippon Yusen Kaisha,
the greatest steamship company of
Japan, who arrived here today on the
Awa Maru from Tokio, announced that
there is grave danger to Seattle that
the great steamship line will remove
part or all of its fleet from this port
and send Its vessels direct to New York
via the Panama Canal if the intolerable
conditions on the waterfront continue.
This statement was occasioned by the
sight of the steamer Tatsuno Alaru,
which was due In Yokohama 13 days
ago, but which is still in port with her
cargo not yet unloaded.
"lt is comparatively easy for a
steamship line to change its routes,"
said Mr. Mihara today, "and, as we
have already started a service direct to
New York via the Panama Canal, we
can easily augment it with- the ships
ordinarily coming to Seattle. It
wouldn't be much of a hardship to us,
either. It takes 38 days from Yoko
hama to New York by all water route.
It usually takes 15 days to Seattle by
water and it may take a month to get
the freight overland to New Y'ork."
KLAMATH SHIPS HORSES
Two Carloads of Mounts IMspatclietl
to Kl 1'asd, Tex.
K IjAMATH FAlXS. Or., July 1 9.
(Special. Two carloads of cavalry
horses were shipped Monday from
Klamath Falls for El Paso, Tex. Cap
tain George Weinterbwrn, of-the United
States Army, inspected the horses and
left for San Francisco.
"Although the allies have been buy-ins-
horses in this country for more
than a. year, there are still about 20,
000.000 horses in the United Statesr said
Captain Weinterburn. "I believe there
are plenty of mounts for the needs of
all governments in the field. The war
has kept up the price of horses in this
country. but I do not believe Jt has
raised the price. Our contracts call' for
about the same price for good horses
as did those signed before the war
MAN BURNEDAIDING POLICE
Hot Cylinder of Alleged S oed i n n
Edward Rudeen. brother of Charles
Rudeen, proprietor of tbe State Market
at '221 First street, was burned severely
about the hands last night while as
sisting Motorcycle Patrolman Krvin to
arrest Steve Duchan. years old, on a
charge of speeding.
The police say that Duchan was
waving a knife and attempting to
mount h is motorcycle to escape on
Thurman street- Mr. Rudeen was
burned by siezing th hot cylinder of
Patrolman Ervin says he chased Du
chan two miles towards Portland on
the Llnnton road. The fugitive's ma
chine is said to have been going 58
miles an hour.
Though a bafeship is a '"she an airship
Is a tie." Ytfr ome discussion the
English -ar office has settled the m?x of
the Zropelin. Hereaftt-r the war offi'-e will
refer to the fifrmKn riirisMblc as "he" or
"him" In official statement.
ACTIVITY IS SHOWN
IN LOCAL SHIPYARDS
Interests of Swifts in Portland
Project Throws Light
SUCCESS OF PLAN IS SEEN
Shipbuilding 11 ants of Columbia
River .District Arc Busy AO- '
ditional Ways. Presaged
ly New Deals.
SHIPBUILDING YARDS OPER
ATING AND PROJECTED.
Northwest Steel Company and
"Willamette Iron & Steel Com
pany, ways buildinr for construc
tion of five steel freighters.
Peninsula Shipbuilding Com
pany, ways started for two wood
en auxiliary schooners.
North Pacific Shipbuilding
Company formed and negotiat
ing at New York for construction
of two composite steamers.
Swift plant projected for build
ing motor vessels for Alaska
St. Helens Shipbuilding Com
pany has finished auxiliary
schooner City of Portland; has
three vessels building and two
more provided for.
tVilson Bros.' yard, two wood
en steam schooners under con
struction. McEachern yard, three
auxiliary schooners under con
struction. Now that the Swift interests of Chi
cago are planning to enter into the
business of building wooden sea-going
vessels on the Columbia . River, the
activity in this particular Is assuming
formidable porportionsJ As soon as the
Swift plant :ia formally launched, no
fewer than seven extensive shipbuild
ing industries will be in operation" in
Portland or on the Columbia River be
tween Astoria and PoriJand., At least
two additional plan3 now are develop
ing and at least one of them is expectea
to materialize sucessf ully.
Edward H. Swift and Carlton B.
Swift, of Chicago, left Portland Tues
day night with definite instructions to
their associates here to investigate the
possibilities of their proposed enter
prise fully. They seemed thoroughly
impressed with the importance and the
possibilities of the project. It is gen
erally understood by men with whom
the Swifts conferred while here that
if they go into the project at all they
will go into it on a large scale.
The property of the Peninsula Indus
trial Company owned by the Swifts
adjoining the plant of the Union. Meat
Company and the Portland Union Stock
Yards Company on Columbia, Slough is
available for this work.
The details now are in the hands cf
the Stand if er-Clarkson Company, les
sees of the Monarch lumber mill, which
Is near the Swift holdings on the Penin
sula. The aim of the Swifts is to ar
range with the Standifer-Clarkson peo
ple for the operation of the new plant.
The new plant will build wooden
vessels equipped with Deisel or semi
Dei sel engines. This much already has
been arranged. The Monarch mill will
furnish the wood. It is understood that
the vessels are intended especially for
the Alaskan trade.
It is believed that the project can be
launched and operated with entire suc
cess with an initial investment of less
than 50.000. The Swifts, it is under
stood, stand ready to furnish at least
half the necessary amount. In fact, it
is said, they feel so enthusiastic over
the plan that they expressed a willing
ness while here to furnish all the
ALLIES TO PUSH OFFENSIVE
French Officer Forecasts Greater
Progress by Fall Season.
That the next two months-will result
in .a much greater change in battle
progress in Europe than has been re
ported the past few weeks Is said to be
the view of Baron de H. AJalussern, a
Lieutenant in the French army, who is
at rian Francisco on his way here, ac
companied by Baroness Malussern.
They rpade the trip from Los Angeles
to the TJolden Gate on the steamer
AVapama, which reached here at mid
night Tuesday, and in conversation
with Captain Foldat and Steward Jack
Pennington, Baron Malussern is quoted
as having declared the allies undoubt
edly will continue the present offensive
tactics. The French officer was wound
ed and his physical condition is said to
be the reason he is on furlough to
BEAU'S CASE XOT HOPELESS
Vessel Not Leaking and Water Is
Pumped From Engine and -Fircroom
Salvage operations aboard the "Big
Three" liner Bear, stranded June 14
north of Cape Mendocino, when en
route from Portland for San Francisco,
are evidently progressing, a report to
the Merchants' Exchange yesterday
being to the effect that the vessel was
In good condition, with her engine and
firerooms pumped clear of water and
that she was not leaking. Work is be
ing carried out aboard with a view of
getting her braced below deck as
it a u rich as possible in preparation for
an attempt to ' aul her into deep
London advices are that in the over
due market the rate on the Bear
dropped to 20 guineas, but reports
reaching there early this month caused
the rate to be advanced to 90 guineas.
Lon$rsliorcma n Libels Wapama.
A libel action against the steamer
Wapama for $10,000 damages was filed
in the United States District Court
yesterday bv Carl Wass, a longshore
man. He alleges tnat wnue neiping to
load lumber on the Wapama at Linn-
ton May 11. a slingload of material
beins hoisted aboard struck a pile of
lumber on which he was working.
resulting in serious injuries.
Laden to capacity with lumber. the
schooner John A. Campbell sailed from th
Columbia River for Sydney. Australia, yes
terdav afternoon. She was dispatched by
Cumyn. Mackali Co., and her charter
rate Is 110 shillings.
To be cleaned and painted In connection
with overhauling sue has undergone here,
the lighthouse tender Heather was lifted
on th Oregon dry dock yesterday and Is ex
pected t. be floated this afternoon.
Carrying l.OO0.O0 feet of lumber, part of
which she will work today at the mill of the
West Or-on Lumber Company, at Llnnton.
the steamer Wapama is to salt Saturday
for San Diego.
It is planned to start the second cigar
ihapd log rft of the season from tha Ham
mond Lumber Company's plant at Stella.
Saturday. Tha raft will be towed south
by the steamer Edgar H. Vance, Captain
Dick Selke. The third raft of tne season
from the Wallace Slough yard of the Ben
son Logging Company will be ready .for sea.
next wti k.
Guage readings at 8 o'clock yesterday
morning registered a depth ahore zero in
the Willamette River here of -0.0 feet aod
at G o'clock last night It had fallen one
tenth of a foot, which has been the rate of
decline In the same period during the past
Ba.-ge No. 40. in tow of the tug Henry J.
Bid die. taseed. to sea yesterday morning,
bound from Portland lor Anchorage with a
full lumber carso.
In connection with the purchase of the
trended schooner Oakland, by Henry Al
bers, of thij city announced early In the
week, arranrements were completed yester
day for J. H. Roberts, of Portland, to at
tempt th salvage of the vessel. The Oak
land lies on Marzanlu bench, nttr Nehalem,
where she went shore in March wtha lum-
aber cargo loaded on Coos Bay for San
irrancisco. Her crew abandoned, her at sea.
MARINE IXTF, I .T.IGEXCE.
DUE TO ARRIVE.
Row; City. .; Lm Angeles. ...
Breakwater. ... San Dleso. ..
Great Northern an Francisco..
Northern Pacific. . .San Frunclsco. .
Beaver l.o Annelea. ...
F. A. Kilburn. .....baa Ditgo
SUE TO DEPART.
. ju.y -o
Northern Pacific. ,
. San Diego
, S. F. to La, A...,
Loto Al jleS. . .
S. F. to L. A.. .
. San iJieo
Klamath Dan Diego July
b . A. Kilburn ban Diego July 'J
Beaver ....U Angles july
Movements of Vessels.
ASTORIA. July 1I. Sailed at 7:10 A. M..
gasoline schooner Tillamook, for Coos Bay.
Sailed at 10:50 A. 11.. barge No. 40, in tow
tug Henry J. Blddle, for Anchorage. Ar
rived at 12:03 p. M., steamer Great North
ern, from San Francisco. Sailed at 3:00
P. M., schooner John A. Campbell, for
San Francisco, July 19. Arrived at 1
P. M., steamer. Alcatraz, from Columbia
River; at 3:HO P. II., steamer Northern Pa
cific, from FlaveL Steamer Bear reported
In fine condition;, engine-room and boiler
room now free of water; not leaking.
Coos Bay, July 19. Arrived at midnight,
dredge Colonel Mlchie, from Portland.
B a n d o n. July 10. Sailed Gasoline
schooner Patsy, for " Portland.
Seattle, Wash.. July lu. Arrived Steam
ers Admiral Watson, from Southwestern
Alaska; Prince Ueorge (.British), from
Anvox. B. C.
San Francisco July 19. Arrived Steam
ers Hoqulam, fom Willapa; Alcatraz, from
Astoria; Northern Pacific, from Flavel, O.
M. Clark, from Mukilteo. Sailed Steamer
Uelene. for Grays Harbor.
Yokohama, July 17. Arrived Steamer
Nippon Maru.. from San Francisco.
Antofogasta. July Arrived Steamer
Colusa, from San Francisco.
Tocoplllo. July 18. Arrived Steamer
Belridge, from Port Han l,uis.
Marconi Wireless Keports.
(All potations reported at ft P. M. July 19,1
unlenM other wine desla-nated.)
Santa Crux, han Francisco tor Callao, &03
miles south of Sail Francisco. July 18.
NewpJfl, Balboa for tian Francisco. 1260
mtles south of San Francisco. July 18;
Jim Butler, San Francisco for 8anta Ro
salia. DOS miles south of San Francisco.
Beaver. San -Pe.1ro- for San Francisco, SS
miles east of Point Concepcion.
Yacht Venetia. t?an Francisco for Saa
Diego. 12 miles west of Point Vlncena.
CeMlo. San Pedro for San Francisco. 10
miles west of Santa Barbara.
Peru, San Franclsoofor Balboa, 241 miles
south of San Francisco.
City of Para, Balboa for Ran Francisco,
3U6 miles south of San Francisco.
Coronado. fan Francisco for Aberdeen, 5oo
miles north of San Francisco.
President, San KrancisK for Seattle, 3tio
miles from S attle.
Asuncion, El Seundo for Vancouver, -40
miles south of Umatilla liKhtship.
Congress. Seattle for San Francisco otl
Yosemlte. San- Francisco for Portland, -3
miles north of Cap- Blanco.
Drake. Kl segundo for Powell River,
miles from Kl Segundo.
Floridlan, San Frtincisco for Sydney, 1313
miles from San Francisco, July is."
Manoa. Honolulu for San Francisco. 10S9
miles from San Francisco. July IS.
I'hlna. Orient for San Francisco. 17J7
miles from San FranclKco, July IS.
Atlas. Honolulu for San Pedro. 1)43 miles
from San Pedro. .July 18.
Enterprise. San Francisco for Honolulu,
770 miles from San Francisco. Julv 18.
Lucas. Kahulut for Richmond, 1332 miles
from Ric hmond. July 18.
Multnomah. Grays Harbor for Fan Fran
cIhco. is miles north of Point Reyes.
Speedwell. San Pedro for San Francisco,
70 miles south of San Francisco.
Lurline. San Francisco for Honolulu,
pasted Point Bonlta at 7 P. M.
Nan Smith. Coos Bav for San Francisco.
lft.i miles north of San Francisco.
El Sea-undo, towinc baric. il, Richmond
for Portland. 414 miles north of Richmond,
Tides at Astoria Thursday.
High. I Low.
4:! A. M 7.3 reet lO;.-,7 A. M 0.8 foot
5:10 P. M . feet1 1 P. M 1.3 feet
Vessels Kntered Yesterday.
American steamer Wapama, general cargo,
from San Francisco.
Vessels Cleared Yesterday.
American steamer Wapama. J.OOO.OOO feet
Columbia River Bar Report,
NORTH HEAD, July 19. Condition of the
oar at .j f. M. : sea, smooth; wind, north
west, 12 miles. ,
VETERAN, 92, SENT TO HOME
Oregon City Post Pays Fare of Sol
dier Found by -Road.
OKEGOX CITT. Or.. July 19. (Spe
cial.) Andrew J. AVilrox. the 92-year-old
veteran of the Civil War. who wa
found lying by the roadside near Sandy
yesterday, was sent on hia way to
Roseburs today, his fare paid and food
provided by members of Meade Post
No. 2. Grand Army of the Republic. .
The old fighter .met many Oregon
City comrades this morning and retold
many times for their benefit his tory
of his attempt to walk from Portland
At Roseburg the veteran will apply
for temporary admission to the Soldiers-.
Home. Then he will communi
cate with the home at Monte Vista.
Colo., to which he was once admitted,
and ask that they take him again.
LARGER PIPES TO GO DOWN
Vancouver Water System Will
VANCOUVER. TVash.. July 19. (Sue-
da!.) The North Coast Power Com
pany, controlling the street railway
system and the water system of Van
couver, contemplates making exten
sions of 23.700 feet of water mains this
year, of which 11.600 feet will be eight-
It is planned by the company to lay
an 18-inch gravity pipeline from the
springs east of the city to a reservoir.
and .to replace the present 100,000-gal-
on tank with a 75-foot tower, which
will give greater pressure in parts of
the city needed.
The company is asking the city for
amendments to its present franchise.
the most important one being that all
water users must have meters installed.
HARVEST HANDS NEEDED
Sheridan Farmers Unable to Em
ploy Sufficient Labor.
SHERIDAX, Or.. July 19. (Special.)
The sudden change of the weather
from showers to sunshine and wind has
dried out the ground and made a de
mand for quick harvest. Farmers in
all districts surrounding: Sheridan are
ca Ulnar for help and none Is to be had.
This is particularly true of Ballston
where the owners are laboring them
selves to get the hay cut and cured
before another wet season sets in.
The large loganberry acreage is in
the midst of its harvest short handed.
No pickers can be employed and the
ben its are rotting on. tue viufcs.
OPEN SHOP INSISTED
1 IF MEN. RETURN
Employers and Chamber De
clare Compromise on ls
sues Not Possible.
SCALE ALSO IS UNCHANGED
Appeal Is Made for Public Assist
ance in Fight Against Some
Conditions That Have' Hurt
Open-shop conditions and a wage
scale of 00 cents an hour straight time
and 75 cents an hour overtime, as pub
lished by the Chamber of Commerce
and Kmployers' Association, are to gov
ern longshore work at Portland and
are not subject to compromise, declare
officers of those organizations.
Union longshoremen at Portland vot
ed overwhelmingly Tuesday to reshme
work; under closed-shop rules and the
scale applying previous to June 1.
which, on general cargo, was from -L0
to 55 cents an hour straight time and
75 to 82 V cents an hour overtime, Uus
lower rate applying on vessels of thei
"Big Three" fleet and the higher scale
on other coastwise carriers.
Further action on the part of the
unions depends on the final stand San
Francisco organizations take. or at
least the men are waiting further In
formation before announcing what
stand they will take.
Appeal Made for Help.
The following statement was issued
yesterday by the waterfront executive
committee, which is composed of five
members of the Chamber of Commerce
and five members of the Kmployers' As
sociation: With us In Portland the various union
rules which were enforced were In reality
a greater hsmtllrap than the exceaa in
wages vlilch shippers were obliged to pay
here. It a. return to work were permitted
under thA old wages and conditions pre
vailtngr May if I. the most serious handicap
of the past would be re-e'itabllnhed. The
re-estahlishment of such handicap would
certainly retard, and perhaps preclude, the
establishment of c.rtaln steamship llnei
which Portland must have If she is to ad
vance as a city and cs a seaport.
we oeclart tnat the scale or wages ana
conditions recently adopted and announced
by the Portland Chamber of commerce and
the Emploers Association shall stand with
The people of this cltv in general, and
the employers In particular, are called upon
to support tne unamDer of commerce anu
the employers" Association In the present
fight to remove the most serious of the sev
eral local handicaps which have made It
difficult in some, and impossible in other
cases, to aecure steamship lines to operate
from and to this port.
Union men "marked time" yesterday
In lieu of a definite programme, being
dependent on developments at the
Golden Gate. The steamer Rose City
finished discharging California cargo
at Ainsworth dock in the morning and
hauled over to the Oregon-Washington
dock. The steamer Wapama un
loaded cement cargo at Oak-street
dock, 'both working nonunion forces.
Meals Served on Dark.
The latter vessel wa supplied with
about 20 men from the Ainsworth dock
force and meals were served them on.
Oak-street dock, so there was no de
lay in the work. Union longsharemen
were in evidence, but only in conduct
ing routine picket duty.
Lansing Williams, Portland agent for
the Parr-McCormickline. which is con
cerned only with handling general
cargo from California to Portland, on
receipt of telegraphic information from
San Francisco yesterday made the fol
"The Parr-MoCormick service will be-
resumed at once. The steamer Daven
port is to leave San Francisco Saturday
with general cargo, being due here
Wednesday. The law and order com- i
mittee of the San Francisco Chamber
of Commerce has taken charge of the
movement of freight to dcks there, so
ships can be dispatched. Our work will
be conducted on an open-shop basis
here. In fact, nonunion men who have
helped us out will get first considera
tion." Some Prices Are Higher.
. The San Francisco & Portland line is
working men on the Rose City's cargo
and the -Parr-McCormlck interests in
that of the Wapama's freight at the
scale adopted by the Chamber of Com
merce and Kmployers' Association, 40
and 75 cents. '
The North Pacific Steamship Com
pany, handling the steamers Break
water and K. A, Kilburn on this run at
present, agreed to the demands of the
longshoremen at the outset of the
strike, June 1, is paying the new scale
of 65 cents and l, which also applies
to any general cargo worked by the
stevedoring firms of Brown & McCabe
and the Oregon Stevedoring Company.
Lumber loaded by the latter concerns
is governed by the scale that was
sought by the longshoremen as well.
being 60 cents an hour straight,, time
and $1 an hour overtime. On a settle
ment rbeing made those rates will be
made to coincide with the ruling scale.
CORVALLIS SERVICE TO END
A Iliu ii) -l'ort land Schedule (iocs Into
Erfeet After Today's Hailing.
leaving Taylor-street dock this morn
ing, tha steamer Grahamona. of the
Yellow Stack line, will make her last
trip of the season to Corvallis. Usu
ally the service is discontinued much
earlier in the season, owing to low
water conditions, and this is the first
year that it has extended beyond July
13 In the history of the Yellow Stack
There is sufficient depth of water at
present, but the stream is falling and
the fact that the Grahamona is the
only carrier operating being kept busy
prompted the company to shorten the
run after today and Albany will be
made the terminus until the Fall sea
son is on.
News From Northwest Ports.
POOS BAY. Or. July 10. (Spwialj The
fit earn schooner Yellowstone. arri Ins this
morn'mt at 3 :20 usi expert! to have
a full r-rrn rt0 fi-afti eht frnm Sfn n franciar-n
but only brought carluada Non-union
men worked the vessel, whlrh .a loadlnj?
lumber at the North Bend 111 A Lumber
Company uk. . .
The Adeline Smith sailed this -mornins:
at 2 : V for aan Francisco, carrying; Smith
1 um her.
The Coos Pay dredge Col. P. P. Mlchie ar.
rtvd from Portland, where m new propeller
was attached, at- midnight. The dredftw
proceeded with her work on the bar at
10 this morning.
Announcement was made here by the
North Pacific Steamship Company that the
F. A. Kilburn. due here Sunday, will iro
no farther than San Francisco on her next
trip south. The Kilburn leaves dry dock
Kridav .njd satis north from Psn Francisco.
The small fishing boat, the Big Chief, was
picked up on the south spit of the bar
by the Coast Guwrd and towed Into Pun
st Bay after her engine was disabled by
failure of the batteries.
ASTORIA. Or.. July 19. (Special.. The
steamer Great Northern arrived today from
San Francisco, bringing a fair -1st of pas
sengers, but only a small amount of freight.
The schooner John A. Campbell sailed
this afternoon for Svdney. Australia, with
a -argo of lumber from h Knappton mill.
The ffuolina cchuner Mi re do arrived dur-
trig th night from lYmldport with frvtsht.
The icMBollne schooner Tillamook vstled
this morutng for Cost point, with freight.
The Btt-am schooner Yoemlte. due thU
eveninr. from Sn Krsncico, will go to
Hatnier to load lumber.
The tur Biddle. having In tow bartre No.
40 with s cariro of lumber from Portland,
ailed today for Anchorage. Alaka.
SHIP MATERIAL DELIVERED
Shipments From San Francisco io to
Yards at Astoria and St. Helens.
Spikes and bolts to be used in the
construction of two steam schooners
being; built at Wilson Bros." yard. As
toria, for the Charles R. McCormick
Lumber Company have arrived there
from San Francisco, delivery having;
been made by the steamer Wapama.
Captain Jahnsen. commodore of the
fleet, is superintending; the work there
In behalf of the company.
The Wapama also carried supplies
for the new auxiliary schooner C.y of
Portland, which is loading; at St. Hel
ens for Port Pirie. also 5000 feet of
hardwood lumber that was discharged
there for use in finishing? the auxiliary
schooner City of St. Helens.
Yet another building; aid on the part
of the Wapama was discharging- 100
tons of chain at Stella, required in
building; cigrar-shaped log rafts.
For building; purposes at Portland
she brought 740 tons of cement and 80
tons of plaster.
Skipper and Engineer of Patsy to
Present Cases Tomorrow.
Differences between Captain John
Finding. of the gasoline achroner
Patsy, of the Elmore fleet, and Chief
Kngineer Quick, of that vessel, are to
form the basts of an investigation set
for tomorrow morning before United
States Steamboat Inspectors Edwards
and Wynn, in which the inspectors say
charges and counter-charges were
At the offset it is said Engineer
Quick complained that cargo was
stowed about the engineroom in such
a way and in such quantities as to in
terfere with his work. Following that
Captain Finding filed charges of im
proper conduct on the part of the head
of the "black gang.
XOllTH WESTERN' OUT TUESDAY
Accident to Alaska Steamer Affects
Supplemental reports from Seattle to
Frank Bo 11am. agent her for the Alas
ka Steamship Company, relative to the
steamer Northwestern having lost a
blede of her propeller Sunday, when
240 miles southwest of St. KUas. are
that the damage will be repaired so
the vessel can sail Tuesday.
As the liner Mariposa is scheduled to
leave Seattle the same day, the com
pany will start both vessels, the Mari
posa or Anchorage and return, while
the Northwestern will steam for Cor
dova. Valdez. Seward and ports on that
route, making- Prince William Sound
via the outside course In both direc
tions. By that means it is planned to
have the Northwestern back so as to
leave on her usual time August 10.
Mr. Bollam says the passenger busi
ness for Alaska via Portland is good.
I'nga Wireless Bill Pnsses Senate.
OREGOXIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington. July 19. The Senate today
passed Senator Jones bill appropriat
ing $45,000 to establish a Government
wireless station at Unga Island,
Not only delicious but
Try this experiment yourself. Take some
Grape-Nuts direct from the package. Hold the
granules in the palm of your hand under sun
light or an electric bulb. You will notice tiny
shining particles of light on the granules the
starch of the grains transformed.
Then do the same with some other prepared
food any other prepared food. You don't see
these glistening particles.
"There's a Reason' '
The wonderful taste the wonderful nour
ishment in this great food is due to the fact that
in addition to the sweetness of the whole wheat
is combined the delicate flavor and food value of
This gives Grape-Nuts two great factors that
no mere wheat food can possess. The delicious
zest of malted barley imparts a savor that is
universally liked; and beyond that, the barley
contains a digestive (not in wheat) which, with
long baking, transforms the starch of these full
grains into a form of sugar which shows on the
If you haven't tried Grape-Nuts food you
have a treat in store. It not only appeals to the
appetite but is a powerful rebuilder for body
$25,000 BALM ASKED
Wounded Widow Starts Action
Against Ernest Descamps.
LOVE'S DREAM SHATTERED
Defeiidunt Was- Aident Wooer,
According to Plaintiff. Who
Charges He Akcd Her to
Wed Wim Every Week.
Ernest Descamps, of Descamps
Marco, first whispered words of love to
Mrs. Eugenie P. Joubert at her ranch
in Columbia County. June 4. 1915. and
at that time they were pledged to b
arried. according to a suit for J2 j.--J
heart balm filed in the Circuit Court
yesterday, by Mrs. Joubert a attorneys.
Richards & Richards.
The two selected January 3. 191b. as
the date for the marriage, according
to the "complaint.
Mr. Descamps is cnargea wnn nam
ing failed to carry out his promises to
marry Mrs. Joubert even though she
ura-ed him to do so. Mrs. Joubert de
clares that she confided in his promises
and remained unmarried.
Mr. Descamps was a most ardent
lover, according to the complaint. It
declares that he renewed his request
of marriage about once a week for
many weeks at Mrs. Joubcrt's home at
the Spokane, Hotel. Couch and Second
streets. Each time Mrs. Joubert admits
she accepted him.
The complaint further declares iht
Mr. Descamps was frequently with
Mrs. Joubert and that he repeatedly
assured her that they would be mar
ried on January 3.
Love's dream was shattered on Jan
uary 13. 1916. 10 days after the date
set for the wedding, when, according
to the complaint, Mr. Descamps notified
his fiance that he would not marry her.
Among other acts charged against
Mr. Descamps is that lie induced Mrs.
Joubert to make him administrator of
the estate of hor deceased husband,
declaring that there would be rio
charges as "it was all in the family."
He Is later declared to have sent her
a bill for which she paid. .
Mrs. Joubert declares that on Janu
ary 13 Mr. Descamps had her sign
blank note for an unnamed sum of
money and then attempted to secure
possesion of the note. She says that
she refused to let him have it and that
on the same day he refused to njarry
, Inarsklng for damaifcs the complaint
represents Mr. Descamps to be a man
of high position and Influence in the
financial and business world and
worth more than $100,000."
Damages in the following sums, to
taling $25,225. are demanded in the
complaint: For mental anguish. $5000;
lor loss of society and companionship
of a husband and injury to prospects.
$10,000: punitive damages for deceit
and wanton injury. $5000: tor ridicule
os a result of breach of promise. $5000;
for money paid out for administration
of husbands estate. $225.
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