Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, September 27, 1919, Page 3, Image 3

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Vote of Confidence in Govern,
ment to Be Asked Today.
tcport That Wilson Demanded
Expulsion or DWnnunzio Denied;
Messages Declared Cordial.
PARIS, Sept. 26. Premier Nitti and
Foreign Minister Tittoni will make
declarations of their policy in the
chamber of deputies tomorrow and
ask for a vote of confidence In the
government, according to a dispatch
to the Temps from Rome. The en
tire ministry will attend the session,
the dispatch adds.
ROME.. Sept. 26. Foreign Minister
Tittoni is expected to make a declara
tion before the chamber of deputies
tomorrow of the government policy
regarding the occupation of Flume by
D'Annunzio and his irregular troops.
Two resolutions have been intro
duced in the chamber, one providing
for the annexation of Fiume without
awaiting the decision of the peace
conference, and the . other affirming
the right of Italy to guarantee Italian
nationality in Fiume.
Deputies May Quit.
The Messaggero says that if the
chamber gives Premier Nitti a vote
of confidence the chamber deputies
will be dissolved and elections held
in November.
President Wilson's reply regarding
the new proposals for the disposition
of Fiume has been received, the news
papers announced today. It insists
upon his original view that the
city should be internationalized and
not annexed to Italy, becoming the
center of a small buffer state between
Italy and Jugo-Slavia.
The president does not insist, ac
cording to the press, upon a plebis
cite in the buffer state at the end
of 15 years, as at first proposed, and
he consents to the rectification of
the eastern frontier of Istria in favor
of Italy, in the district of Albona.
Tomasso Tittoni. foreign minister,
declared during the meeting of the
crown council today that the peace
conference would not permit Italy
to annex Fiume, because such action
would authorize the Czeco-Slovaks to
occupy Teschen; the Jugo-Slavs to
move forces ' into Klagenfurt," the
Greeks to claim Thrace and the Rou
manians to annex Banat.
DlMMolution Reports Denied.
Reports that Giovanni Giolitti, the
former premier, proposed to the crown
council yesterday that Premier Nitti
should dissolve parliament on Septem
ber 28, after having explained the sit
uation, are denied by the Gazetta del
Topolo of Turin. The newspaper says:
"Jt is certain the government will
accept the proposition of Foreign Min
ister Tittoni that Captain d'Annun
zio's forces be replaced by regular
In a proclamation issued by Ga
brieie d'Annunzio to the people of
Dalmatia. the poet commander of
Fiume declared:
"The fate of the Adriatic must be
decided only by Italians. Any other
races would be intruders. We refuse
to allow them to prevail."
A message from Fiume states that
an American author. Henry Fox, has
arrived there and offered his services
to d Annunzio. It also is declared that
an American naval officer had volun
teered to help d'Annunzio defend the
Wilons words Cordial.
The Stefani agency, the semi-official
Italian news agency, denies that
President Wilson has demanded the
expulsion of Gabriele d'Annunzio
from Fiume or threatened an eco
nomic blockade of Italy.
The news agency adds that Presi
dent Wilson sent two dispatches, one
of them reaching the American dele
gation in Paris Thursday morning,
and the other arriving in Rome this
morning. Both of them were without
menace, according to the news agency,
and expressed the most cordial senti
ments toward Italy and said that
modifications in the Fiume situation
were possible if the basic principles
were safeguarded.
Daniels Told to Announce "U. S.
A'ictory Over Italians."
WASHINGTON, Sept. 26. Secretary
raniels was asked in a resolution by
Senator Knox, republican. Pennsyl
vania, adopted today by the senate,
to report whether American marines
were landed at Trau, Dalmatia, to
compel its evacuation by Italian
forces, as reported in press dispatches
from Copenhagen and Paris.
A resolution by Senator Lodge, also
adopted without discussion, asked the
state department whether marines
had been sent to Kurope to aid in
carrying out provisions of the Ger
man, peace treaty for a plebiscite in
The Knox resolution incorporated
the Associated Press dispatches re
porting the incident at Trau.
Secretary Daniels said today the
navy department had no information
regarding the landing. While Admiral
Andrews has authority "under excep
tional circumstances" to use his
forces as he may see fit. Mr. Daniels
said the secretary was inclined to
doubt that American marines had
been sent ashore.
The reported landing of American
marines also was discussed in the
house. Commenting on"the victory
of American troops over Italian
forces," Representative Campbell, re
publican. Kansas, said it was time
the people had some knowledge of the
initiation of war activities of the ex
ecutive against people "with whom
we are supposedly friendly."
son really laid aside the work of the
Continued application of his mind
to problems during the war and at
the peace conference, rather than the
immediate effects of his speaking trip,
are credited by his friends with re
sponsibility for his present illness.
W elcome to Kins Planned.
Should a vacation be decided upon,
it is said that Mr. Wilson will Insist
that it be postponed until after he
has welcomed King Albert to this
country. Plans already had been
made, it became known today, for the
president to go to New York late next
week to greet the king. These plans
now are held in abeyance and should
they be cancelled, it is eclared to be
certain that Mr. Wilson at least will
arrange to extend the welcome in
Plans for the labor and industrial
conference which the president has
called to meet in Washington October
6 will not be changed, White House
officials said today. Should he be
unable to attend, he may name some
high official to represent him.
The president's special left Wichita
shortly before noon and the run to
Washington will be virtually without
stops. It is due at the capital at 8
A, M. Sunday.
President Goes to Bed.
After the decision to abandon the
remainder of the speaking tour had
been reached. Dr. Grayson persuaded
the president o go to bed again, and
he remained there most of the after
noon. He issued a short statement
of regret to the people of Kansas,
however, and sent similar messages
to the local committees at the points
remaining 6n his schedule.
When it turned eastward from
Wichita, the presidential special had
a clear track, and was put on a sched
ule as fast as railway officials
thought consistent with absolute
The digestive derangement from
which the president Is suffering is
not" a new affliction. For several
years he has had occasional attacks
of stomach trouble, and shortly after
his return from France in July was in
bed for two days.
.Strain Long Kept Secret.
More than once since he left Wash
ington, it became known today, Mr.
Wilson has been unable to eat more
than a few mouthfuls at dinner, and
has made his evening address under
a trying physical strain. He kept
that a secret, however, and even the
officials nearest him did not know of
his indisposition. Everywhere he has
met the crowds smilingly and has
put vigorous gestures into all of his
During the last address of his
speaking trip, however, yesterday
afternoon at Pueblo, many of his hear
ers remarked that he seemed to be
very tired and to speak with effort.
Mrs. Wilson, who sat on the stage,
watched him closely during the speech
and was noticed by those near her
to have shown considerable nervous
ness. Aside from the speaking itself, one
of the hardest trials for both the
president and Mrs. Wilson during the
trip has been the necessity of riding
through many blocks of crowded
streets at the slow pace of the mili
tary escort, which has been in evi
dence almost everywhere. In some
cities these rides have been ten miles
in length and nearly all the way the
president has been on his feet in his
car, with the small, white-gloved
hand of the first lady of the land
supporting him, waving his hat in
response to the cheers of the crowds.
Walk Han Good Effect.
The walk yesterday afternoon near
Pueblo was taken at the order of Dr.
Grayson and so pleased was the phy
sician at the result that he told the
president afterwards that it would
have to be a daily feature of the re
mainder of the trip. During the
evening Mr. Wilson was quite tired,
however, and when a brief - stop was
made at Lajunta, Colo., about 8:30, he
did not go out to greet 'the crowd
until Just as the train was starting
The president's desire to make his
programme as easy as possible has
been particularly apparent during the
past week. At San Diego. Cal., Chey
enne. Wyo., and Pueblo, Colo., he cut
short his stops in order to have more
rest on the train and in a number of
other cities he asked that the public
programme be curtailed.
The Pueblo speech was the 40th
made by the president since he left
Washington and most of them have
been upwards of an hour in length.
Many have been delivered in halls so
large that it was necessary for him
to use all his energy to make himself
heard. The texts of his addresses on
the trip total about 175.000 words.
Eireotive Business Dunr.
Besides his work for the treaty he
has disposed of considerable execu
tive business aboard his private car.
signing bills and resolutions and
carrying on an extensive corre
spondence. He has a force of ste
nographers with him. but he also car
ries his own typewriter and some
times has been up until 11 o'clock at
night, pounding out letters and notes.
Many messages of sympathy were
received aboard the presidential train
during the afternoon and evening and
Mr. Wilson also sent in person his
regrets at not being able to visit the
cities left on his speaking schedule.
In his telegram to Governor J. B. A.
Robertson of Oklahoma he expressed
particular disappointment that he was
not able to say a word in Oklahoma
City, as he had planned, in support
of a local Salvation Army campaign.
Despite the quick shift in the train's
schedule news of the change spread
rapidly and small crowds had gath
ered at almost every station along
the way.
Years of Oppression Are De
scribed to Committee.
Men Determined to Revolt Against
Privateering" Corporation and
Leaders Can't Stop It.
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M'nntinud From First Page.)
It was then that Dr. Grayson, after
an examination, took a resolute stand
against continuance of the speaking
trip. Secretary Tumulty called
into consultation and the two pre
vailed upon the president to abandon
his plans and return to the capital.
Crowd Waits Impatiently.
Meantime the train officials had
sidetracked the presidential special
on the outskirts of Wichita, a mile
away from the station, where a crowd
was waiting impatiently.
In order that the president's recov
ery may be complete, his friends and
advisers will insist that he take a
vacation from the cares of his office.
Whether he will do so remains to be
determined by the state of his health
after he reaches Washington.
Not since 1915, when he spent' two
jveeh.3 at ornish.X. U,, bas Air. Wil-
Organization to Promote Interests
of Northwestern States
Also Is Proposed.
SPOKANE, Wash., Sept. 26. A com
mercial wireless station to be built
on Puget sound, at a cost of $100,000
a chamber of commerce of all the
northwestern states, to work for the
separate and combined interests of
Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Mon
tana, and support for the Columbia
river basin project, were the princi
pal subjects discussed at the meeting
of commercial secretaries in session
here today.
The wireless station was proposed
by O. C. Soots of Yakima, who de
clared that the wireless station would
be far more economical and more use
ful in building up foreign trade than
the proposed Pacific cable. The cham
ber of commerce of northwestern
states was urged by F. S. Broomwell
of Grants Pass, Or., who addressed
the noon luncheon.
N. W. Durham of Spokane spoke on
the Columbia basin matter and ex
plained that it was pot a Spokane or
eastern Washington project, but of
national importance.
All three propositions were enthus
ii'Stically received by the secretaries
and the support of the convention
jyas pledged to each. The session
will end with the close of tomorrow's
The costliest watch in the world is
a jeweled timepiece in the possession
of the pope, a watch which is estl
mated ta fee- worth nopooo. ,..
read some steel company statistics in
reference to increased pay of work
men during recent years, and efforts
made by the company to place its
stock among employes. In reply, the
labor chief said that the company had
increased its earnings 400 per cent
while increasing workmen's pay 100
per cent, and that its stock-selling
enterprises "were attempts to tie the
men to the jobs."
Day of Autocrat Pant.
"What we want Is the right to have
workers represented before their em
ployers," he went on. "Represented
by counsel of ability, of course, and
of Intelligence that can cope with
the power of the corporation chiefs
and can fitly set forth the evils and
injustices of plant ami mill life. This
war was fought against autocracy
and won against autocracy, whether
autocracy of militarism or autocracy
or industry. The day is past when
an employer, no matter how great,
can declare himself master of all he
"The right to be heard is what the
steel workers are asking above all
else," Gompers said. "The right to
speak with their employers through
their own representatives; to have
some voice in determining conditions
under which they work.
"The right of workers to associate
has been denied denied with all the
power and influence and wealth of
the steel corporation denied by
brutal and unwarrantable means.
"It has been said that most of the
men taking part in this strike are of
foreign birth and not naturalized citi
zens. That may be. and no doubt is
true. The largest proportion of steel
corporation employes are of foreign
birth, but these men were brought
here by the companies.
Foreign Crews Imported.
mere was for years a systematic
snort to nring in these gangs from
r.urope. j here was a systematic ef
fort to eliminate Americans. They
have a harvest to reap now. These
steel companies brought about the
state or which they now complain.
uis euoris.oi tne steel cor
poration me hours of labor were al
ttj-D auiiuriiunjr long. They never
seemed satisfied until thr-y had their
men toning seven days a week, 36S
uh a year. When the shifts
cuungeu irom oay to night they got
witrm wonting nours a day.
me rignt or association at
tempt to organize, met with the stern
est opposition by the' steel corpora-
"The appeals cominr to im fmm
their employes were for help in or
ganizing, uui most of the efforts
were slaughtered by the detectives
ana ine agencies In the company pay.
c man ou per cent of all thr
private detective agency effort in thin
country nas been devoted to snvine
on employes, in mines and mills. They
nave oeen usea as agent provoca
teurs to induce men to some overt
act, to get them to strike too snnn
Union Talk Coats Jobs.
As ne described the "dogginc" of
employes by detectives, Gompers' em
phaslzed his words by pounding fre
quently on the table.
In the steel industry. " he con
tinuea, men were discharged for
merely talking of organization, or for
'There have been numbers of men
watched so closely that when thev
rented a hall the proprietor was told
to lock the doors against them. Their
meetings on rented ground have been
broken up, the men were run down.
dispersed and some assaulted."
"Can you give instances of that last
practice?" asked Senator Sterling, re
publican. South Dakota.
Yes, at McKeesport." Gomners re
sponded. "Since this strike the of
fices of the iron and steel workers
there have been closed against them."
I suppose that has been done on
the theory that collection of crowds
would create disorder," Senator Ster
ling remarked.
"I don't know the theory." Mr. Gom
pers said. "Bi.t I do know the pur
rose. It was to prevent the leaders
rom counselling with the men and
makirg the strike effective."
Steel Called -Privateer."
Only in the vent of war. the labor
leader declared, should the rights of
free speech and assembly be restrict
ed. They should not be. he said, for
privateering corporation."
I know that many of the Dublin
authorities in districts of Pennsyl
vania are under the direct domination
of the United States Steel corpora
tion," the witness declared, pounding
the table.
In response to the main reauests
for organization from the men we
sent a few agents into the field some
ears ago. They were arrested,
driven out of the towns, one of them
so bludseoned that he died. That was
four or five years ago. He was Jef
ferson Davis Pierce of Worcester,
"Now, Mr. Gompers, can't we get
down to brass tacks?" said Chairman
Kenyon. "We would like to know
now why this strike was not post
poned, as the president requested,
until after the industrial conference."
Strike Delay Adrbrd.
Mr. Gompers told of the efforts by
f resident vv iison to bring about
conference between the men and the
steel corporation officials.
I advised, on September 8, with the
union committee and suggested that
the strike De deferred," Gompers con
tinuea. a general meeting -was
called, and the responsible officers of
the union resolved there to strike
September 22, unless Judge Gary
(chairman of the board of directors of
the steel corporation) consented to a
"I got a telegram from the presi
dent asking me to use my efforts to
secure a delay. I dictated a message
to Mr. Fitzpatrick (chairman of the
steel workers committee) asking that
the president's request be complied
with. He told me the men were in
such a frame of mind that they could
not be prevented from striking ever,
should the committee vote for delay.""
"Several of the international union
officers had declared in favor of post
poning." Gompers continued. "They
met in Pittsburg September 17 and
18 and my letter was read. Organ
izers who favored postponement, re
ported that they could not maintain
unanimously to strike on the original
"They knew the strike would have
taken place anyway, unguided. dis
jointed and leaderless. Their choice
was not that of having no strike, but
simply of having a disorganized or an
organ Ize'd strike, under the guidance
of experienced men."
Papers are carrying communica
tions from Secretary Foster of the
committee." said Chairman Kenyon.
Radical letters 'yours for revolution,'
and carrying implications."
"I ve made brief reference to ir.
Foster," Gompers returned. "He
wrote a book. No one could have a
greater antipathy to this I. W. W.
position Foster took in 1910 than I do.
His pamphlet on syndicalism, his at
tack at Zurich before the interna
tional labor conference on James
Duncan, who represented the Ameri
can -Federation of Labor all those
things prejudiced me. But he changed,
took a constructive position. In view
of what he has since done to improve
conditions of the workers, he is en
titled to something better than to
have his mistaken views of the past
held up to. injure his usefulness. I
have no hesitancy in saying that
these are not his views.
Fnlrr Oaly Secretary.
"He is not now an executive offi
cer of the strike. He is merely
chosen to perform the secretarial
Discussing profits in the steel in
dustry, Mr. Gompers cited a state
ment by Director-General nines or
the railroad administration, which
showed that in 1918 the steel cor
poration made 22 per cent on its
common stock.
Senator Sterling- introduced a steel
corporation statement which saia
that average wages paid by it had
increased 130 per cent since 1913.
"But the corporation s profits nave
increased 400 per cent in the same
time." Gompers retorted.
"Employes are allowed to buy
stock?" Senator Sterling asked.
"That system of installment stock
selling is an attempt to tie men to
the job," Gompers said.
Senator Sterling then read a record
of 12, 000,000 spent on welfare work
annually by the company.
"They do it because it pays." Mr.
Gompers said. "It prevents men from
devoting their efforts to getting into
proper organization.
"We say to all this that what we
want is pay, not charity, that a mini
mum wage be paid that will permit a
fair standard of living.
"We must recognize that this war
has crushed autocracy. The time has
come for a new understanding be
tween man and man. No man can say
he is master of all he surveys. No cor
poration can do that. No employer, no
matter how rich, can pretend to be
industrial master. The war must
bring something better than pre-war
conditions. The meaning of justice is
now something more."
When Mr. Gompers completed his
testimony, the committee adjourned
subject to call.
T U. S. I
Anglo-Japanese Propaganda
Deemed Detrimental.
"Home Folks," .Deluging Solon
With Telegrams, Assured Time
Was Essence of Act.
Wasington. Sept. 26. A fusillade
of telegrams from his constituents
relative to his vote with the demo
crats Wednesday on the motion to
postpone the Fall amendment, caused
Senator Jones of Washington to rise
in the senate today and say:
"That vote seems to have caused
more excitement in my state than
the visit of the president; at any rate
I have received many more telegrams
in reference to it than I have in ref
erence to the effects of this visit.
"Some of my friends seem to think
that I have gone back on America.
I was entirely innocent of any in
tention to indicate my position on
the amendment or the covenant. I
want to say that that vote had ab
soluely no significance whatever ex
cept that I am in favor of proceeding
with the consideration of the amend
ments and the covenant as rapidly as
"I understand that some senators
have been just a little worried about
my position because ot mat vote. t
thought that this statement might
ease their minds a little."
Use of Wireless System Wanted to
Send Reports to Check Poison
ous Propaganda.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 26. Reversion
to conditions existing in the far east
before the war, as he said, British
and Japanese control of news in that
part of the world created a preju
dice against America, was predicted
today by V. S. McClatchy. publisher
of the Sacramento (Cal.) Bee. unless
use of naval wireless for the handling
of a trans-Pacific news report at a
low rate be permitted.
To counteract "the poison spread
through the far east" by British and
Japanese controlled news, Mr. Mc
Clatchy, who was testifying before
the house merchant marine commit
tee, said the United States govern
ment soon after this country entered
the war "went into the news busi
ness" so as to present fairly Amer
ican aims and acts. He counseled
against continuation of this service,
however, as liable to bring accu
sations of its partisanship.
Xrwa Held Road to Good Will.
"All American interests in the far
east, diplomatic and commercial."
Mr. McClatchy, who recently toured
the orient, declared, "are unanimous
in expressing the opinion that the
United States cannot retain the good
will of the far east and cannot pro
tect her interests in the absence of
the exchange of news reports across
the Pacific which will keep the
United States and the far east fully
advised as to the acts and the senti
ments of each other.
Little American' news is printed on
the eastern Asiatic coast, and rarely
anything of importance from America
that is distasteful to prominent far
eastern interests, he added, explain
ing the news service there is con
trolled principally by Reuter, a Brit
ish agency, and by Kokusai. a Jap
anese agency, the two having formed
a combination.
Blnsed News Sent.
"Except during the few months of
this year and last year." said Mr.
McClatchy. "when the committee on
public information sent American
news across the Pacific, the far east
had received its news of the United
States through Reuter, the report be
ing prepared by British hands at New
York, blue-penciled by Kritish hands
at London, expurgated, clarified and
interpreted by British hands at Shang
hai, where British feeling against
Americans has been most marked.
and thence distributed."
The Kokusai, which, he said, was
controlled by the Japanese govern
ment, although that government had
diplomatically denied it, controls all
news sent into or from Japan. Japan's
treatment of news was like that of
the British and the Japanese were
seeking to extend their news control
In China which he feared might re
suit in the "open door" for the trade
of China being cloned to Americans.
Members of the committee inform
ally expressed approval of a trans
Pacific news service, but were non
committal during the hearing as to
the pending bill, on press rates of
hlt cents a word. The measure-was
introduced by Representative Curry
of California, who asserted that com
mercial interests would be benefited
as well as the r ress and that private
American owned wireless wtould re
ceive the preference in obtaining
business. Naval officers added that
their wireless system was not operat
ed at one-half its capacity and could
be used to the limit at practically
no additional expense.
(Continued From Flriit Pai?e.
their position, Jbey xoted alujojat Sieiaer.
the treaty of peace with Germany,
was made on his seventy-eighth birth
day. If there was an impression that
his words on the previous day during
his colloquy with M. Barthou were a
slight on America, the way he spoke
of the "admirable Impetuosity" with
which America flung men into the
battlefields, showed that no slight
was intended.
Applause rang through the cham
ber when the premier said:
"Would you know my complete
thoughts? Should there be no written
treaty, I would count on America all
the same. . 1 can say we are firmly
counting on the adoption of the"reaty
over there."
"I have seen young Americans at
the front," he continued, "and not one
of them whether-his origin was Ger
man, Italian or Pole, wavered in the
fight. When asked why they were
there they replied: 'For liberty.'"
The premier recalled how at one
crisis the allies had to decide whether
to defend Calais or Paris.
"A few days .later," he continued,
"Premier Lloyd George of Great
Britain asked me what I had decided.
I replied: 'France made Paris; Paris
made France. I would burn Paris to
save France.' "
PARIS, Sept. 26. Commenting on
Premier Clemenceau's speech In the
chamber of deputies, newspapers here
generally remark the address was a
clear presentation -of the situation,
full of good sense and capable of giv
ing the French confidence in the des
tinies of France, inducing them to
place the public welfare above all in
order to gain the maximum benefits
of the treaty.
Several newspapers note that M.
Clemenceau gave an impression of ex
treme fatigue ana spoke In poor form
from an oratorical point of view.
Others observe that the problem
raised Wednesday by M. Barthou,
who asked what the position of
France might be if the United States
should not ratify the treaty, was not
solved by the premier's addresc.
PARIS, Sept. 26. The chamber of
deputies committee on the German
peace treaty today considered a propo
sition by Andre Lefevre, former min
ister of finance, to bring about new
negotiations between- the signatories
of the treaty with a view to assur
ing the disarmament of Germany.
The committee decided to ask lor the
opinion of the government.
Offender Goes to Penitentiary.
THE DALLES. Or., Sept. 26. (Spe
cial.) Sheriff Chrisman and District
Attorney Galloway will take Sydney
Allison, convicted recently on a statu
tory charge, to the state penitentiary
tomorrow. A careful Survey of Alli
son's military record has failed to
disclose any breach of conduct while
in service. His case will be studied
at Salem by the superintendent, Dr.
Upper Class Women Will Act as
Campus Guides for Arrivals in
Xccd of Assistance.
EUGENE. Or.. Sept. 2Z. (Special.)
All Incoming students of the Uni
versity of Oregon will be met.
greeted, their comfort provided for
and all Information supplied to them
as they alight from the trains during
the next few days, according to a
plan that has been worked out by a
committee consisting of the dean of
men, the dean of women, the secre
tary of the Y. M. C. A. and the sec
retary of the Y. W. C. A. Every
train will be met by a special com
mittee of upper classmen who will
direct the incoming students to their
places of residence.
A booth will be provided at both
stations and lists of available places
of residence will be kept there so
that any students who have not al
ready provided themselves with
places to live may do so without in
convenience. When the students reach the cam
pus they will find an information
desk in the administration building.
.There will also be a group of upper
classwomen under the direction of the
women's league, who will act as
guides about the campus.
The following editorial from the Pacific Northwest
Catering and Hotel News, a Portland publication,
which is the official representative of four
different organizations, is pertinent to the
existing laundry strike:
The threatened strike of the laundry workers of Portland,
not for higher wages nor for better hours, but as a means of
forcing" the laundry proprietors to sign an agreement whereby
the rights of the proprietors would be taken away to employ
whoever they might see fit, is not going to meet with success.
The proprietors of the laundries state that they are good
American citizens and have not taken on any of the Bolsheviki
methods of doing business.
. All the strikers want is a closed shop. Then they can tell
the laundries how to run their business, whom they shall em
ploy, how many employes in each department, whether they
are needed or not, and dictate a thousand other things which
the laundry proprietor would not deem essential to conduct the
Certain restaurant men claim they have been forced to sign
up with unions calling for the closed shop. They have done
this against their will, although they were paying the union
scale and giving one day off in seven.
The closed shop principle is an I. W. W. and Bolsheviki prin
ciple, is un-American and cannot be tolerated. The closed shop
principle is made possible by the tolerance of a long-suffering
public in not rising up and swatting the custom of picket
ing. Just why intelligent business men should allow a set of
disinterested people to picket and thus ruin or attempt to ruin
a man's business we cannot understand.
JWhile at present the picketing custom is legal, it is unmoral
in its effects and has really no right to exist. If the working
people cannot carry their ideas into effect by negotiation or
the ballot, which is the American way of settling any differ
ences, they have got a poor cause and the custom should be
knocked on the head.
Not only-do the several strikes which are being pulled in
Portland and the many which are existing at this time are
limiting production to a greater extent than was generally
thought and they are thus adding to the 'cost of all commodi
ties which the people buy, thus we see that the high cost of
living is based by unpatriotic moves of the radical element in
the unions.
American Laundry Company,
Crystal Laundry Companj-,
Crescent Laundry,
Imperial Laundry Company,
National Laundry Company,
Opera House Laundry Company,
Oregon Laundry Company, -
Palace Laundry Company,
Portland Laundry Company,
State Laundry Company,
Troy Laundry Company,
U. S. Laundry Company,
Union Laundry Company,
Yale Laundry Company.
during the first two weeks of the
present month and there were no
forest fires during that period it cost
the forestry department $13,000 to
fight fires in the Cascade national
forest, east of Kugcne, during the
present month. This is according to
a report of H. J. Weil, of the fiscal
agents' office in Portland, who is here
checking up cash payments for fight
ing fires.
California Men Say Prohibition In
creases Their Patronage.
TACOMA. Wash.. Sept. 25. (Spe
cial.) California eating houses of all
classes have shown an Increase .in
y. a t ronnc-e since the state went dry.
hotel men from there said in Tacoma
The visitors returned from Rainier
national park today delighted with :
what they had seen and determined
to tell tourists of the natural beau
ties to be found in the northwest.
From Tacoma they went to Spokane
and after a visit there and in Walla
Walla they will go to Portland, their
last stop before they return home.
Itam-lier Cuilty of Assault.
KLAMATH KAM.S, Or.. Sept. ;fi.
(Special.) D. O. Breedlove was found
guilty of assault and battery late
yesterday afternoon in the court of
IX V Kuykendall. The complainant
was George Spai-raton. a well-known
Bonanza merchant. Breedlove, a
rancher, will receive his sentence next
6 Bell-ans
Hot water
Sure Relief
Castle Rock Kspeets to Cot Its
Supply More Cheaply Soon.
CASTLE ROCK. Wash., Sept. 2S.
(Speclal.) The Harwood Coal com
pany of Seattle has a force of men
opening up a coal mine on the west
side near Scantygrease. The mine Is
or. the east side of the canyon. Bert
Holmes is the local managet
The coal is in two seams six and
eight feet deep. When the mine is de
veloped and shipments ready, a line
of trucks will be put on the road and
shipments made from Castle flock,
which also will be supplied with a
good quality of coal at a more rea
sonable price.
Fire Patrol Costs $13,000.
EUGENE, Or., Sept. 16. (Special.)
-Although the weather was damp
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