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PORTLAND, OREGOX, THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 1922
BY BEDS BLOCKED
William Z. Foster and 17
HUGE MALHEUR PINE
TRACT TO BE SOLD
E IN STRIKE
INCREASE IS GENERAL
THROUGH WIDE AREA.
PETERS' SLAYER MAY NOT
. EVEN GO INTO COURT.
MISS EDWARDS IS DELUGED
FOREST SERVICE WILL OPEN
SEVEN BILLION FEET.
MORE STEEL MILLS
GRANT PAY RISES
BODY OF MARTYR
IS BROUGHT HOME
WARD'S TRIAL TO BE
FAME SEEKS WINNER
OF BEAUTY CONTEST
C. G. MOORE HEAD
OF IDAHO TICKET
RADICALS GATHER IN HILLS
Officers Swoop Down on
V MRS. STOKES ESCAPES
Plans to Overthrow Military Po
lice System Laid In Secret;
Portland Man Held.
BY CHARLES SLOAN.
(By Chicago Tribune Leased Wire.)
CHICAGO, Aug. 23. In the arrest
of William Z. Foster, head of the
trades union educational league. In
Chicago tonight, the seizure of 17
members of the communist- party
of America, an underground revo
lutionary organization, and a nation-wide
search for more than 50
other persons, including Rose Pastor
Stokes of New York city, federal
and Michigan state authorities an
nounced the breaking up of one of
te greatest radical conspiracies of
The majority of those held were
captured in a raid in the hills of
Berrien county, Michigan. 12 miles
south of Benton Harbor, last night.
There the "reds" had assembled for i
their annual convention; to a lonely
glade at the bottom of a heavily
timbered valley they had .led their
delegates amid the greatest secrecy.
Violent Acts Plotted.
Pine knots furnished the light by
which their business was transacted;
there they heard the reports of per
sonal representatives of Lenlne and
Trotzky of Russia; there, the federal
officials aver, plans whereby the
existing railroad strike was to be
used as a means of spreading their
programme of violence, were dis
cussed. For three days federal officials
watched .them, powerless to ' act,
, without authority from Washington.
Then came a tip to the radicals. All
but IT disappeared inside of an hour.
The rest were surrounded by 60
deputy sheriffs, members- of the
Michigan state constabulary and
agents of the department of justice,
Foster, one of the escaping ones,
wa-s trailed to Chicago. He turned
up at his office today.
Mrs. Stokes Escapes.
Mrs. Stokes, whose trail In radical
circles has been blazoned by con
siderable publicity, was also one
of the escaping ones, federal offN
clals say. She is particularly
wanted; her home In New York city
Is being watched, as well as the
homes of her numerous acquain
tances. The 17 reds have been rounded up.
Chief among them was C. E. Ruth
enberg, once a candidate for mayor
at Cleveland, and one of the most
widely known revolutionary radi
cals In the nation. Arrested count
less time, he is still under Indict
ment In Chicago for his activities
with the party here In 1919-20. He
is now the national exe'cntlve sec
retary of the workers party of
America, a radical organization, and
la the head of its activities in this
Portland Man Arrested.
Also under arrest are Norman Pol
lecline, head of the British branch of
the party; William E. Dunne, editor
of 'The Worker, a radical organ of
Butte. Montana; Calsb Harrison, a
Chicagoan who has been lecturing
for the communist groups; Thomas
R. Sullivan, St. Louis, chairman of
the national convention of the
workers' party: William Reynolds
and Cyril Lambkin, Detroit adher
ents; Max Lerner of Seattle, Francis
Ash worth of Camden, N. J.; Alex
ander Bail of Philadelphia, Pa.; J.
Michelic ol Kansas City; Thomas
O'Flaherty of New York; Z. Nord
ling. Portland, Or., and Charles
Erickson of Chicago. The last. It
is said, will not be held.
Warrants charging violation of
the Michigan anti-syndicalist law
were immediately prepared. Ar
raignment will come at St. Joseph
Following the raid, the federal
agents began searching the terri
tory surrounding the meeting place.
They discovered a mound of fresh
earth. Below It they found two bar
rels. One contained five typewriters
and a mimeograph machine. The
other contained 73 bulky parchment
Membership Lists Found.
It was in the latter that the fed
eral officials found their greater
Interest. Here were lists of mem
bership of the communist party;
and opposite the name of each mem
ber were cabalistic markings to de
note their standing in revolutionary
Here were plans written by the
pens of Secretaries Lenine and
Trotzky in Russia plans whereby
the government of the United States
might be supplanted by a govern
ment by soviet. There were scores
iCundudcd ea Page 3, Jeiumu 2)
Independent Operators Follow
Lead of United States
HAMMOND. Ind.'Aug. 23. Lead
ing steel mill executives of the
Calumet region announced a 20 per
cent wage increase today, effective
for common labor September 1. The
increase will affect 20,000 men in
East Chicago, Hammond, Whiting
and Indiana Harbor, cities in the
Calumet region. This increase is
expected to put an end to the strike
at the Inland steel mill.
TOUNGSTOWN, O., Aug. 25. The
Brier Hill Steel company of Toungs
town an the Trumbull Steel com
pany of Warren, together employ
ing 10,000 men, today added their
announcements of a 20 per cent
wage increase to that made yester
day by the Youngstown Sheet and
Tube company, following the ad
vance by the United States-Steel
As the" general rate for . common
labor In this district follows the
steel scale, the Increase is expected
to affect 75,000 workmen near and
WHEELING, W. Va.. Aug. 23.
The Wheeling Steel corporation,
employing approximately 25,000
men, will meet the 20 per cent wage
advance announced by the United
State Steel corporation, it was of
ficially stated here today.
STEUBENVILLE, O.. Aug. 23.
AH independent concerns in the
Steubenville district, including the
Welrton Steel company, Folansbee
Brothers company and the La Belle
Iron works, announced today that
they would follow the lead of the
United " States Steel corporation In
advancing wages of day labor 20
per cent. It is estimated 10.000
workmen in this district will bene-
BETHLEHEM. Pa., Aug. 23.
President E. G. Grace of the Beth
lehem Steel corporation today an
nounced an increase of 20 per pent
in the wage rate for common labor,
together with an equitable adjust
ment in the rates of the other
classes of its; employes, effective
TWO AVIATORS MISSING
Florida ns AVho Undertook Flight
to Northwest Are Sought.
WALLA WALLA, Wash.. Aug. 23.
W. B. Cornell, court reporter for
the -local superior court, has re
ceived a telegram from an airplane
company of Dayton, O.. asking his
assistance in locating H. E. Cornell
of Wlnterhaven, Fla a brother of
the local man. and George W. Hal
derman of Lakeland, Fla. The men
left Dayton August 14 for Walla
Walla and the coast. Since then no
word has been received from them.
The men were flying in an "L. V.
G." machine of German make. Their
route lay through Wichita, Denver,
southern Idaho and across the Blue
mountains to Walla Walla. From
here they had planned to go to the
coast and then back to New York
and to Florida.
MANIPULATION IS SHOWN
Fluctuations of Prices Confirm
Farmers' Belief of Injustice.
WASHINGTON, D. C. Aug. 23.
The senate agricultural committee,
informally reporting today the
Capper-Tincher futures trading
bill, declared that the fluctuations
in prices since the old futures trad
ing act was held unconstitutional
had done much to "confirm the belief
of the farmers" that prices were be
ing manipulated to his distinct dis
advantage." Grain exchanges contend, accord
ing to the statement, that the fall
in price was due to unusually heavy
hedging sales, but, the committee
statement added, the belief per
sisted that the drop resulted from
"short selling" by professional
DANCE T0 BE REGULATED
Only Semi-Dimness Permitted
During Moonlight Steps.
NORTH BEND. Or.. Aug. 23.
(Special.) The- city council last
night, after there had been com
plaints about the moonlight dance,
revised the ordinance covering that
terpsichorear. tunction and cut from
it the restricr'on which made it a
The new ordinance permits the
moonlight dance, but requires light
ing so that the dancers can be seen
from the side lines by critics. Col
ored lights which throw a semi
dimness on the dances must be used.
PRIZE TOTALS $1,000,000
Reward for Person Finding Cure
. for One of Five Diseases.
WASHINGTON. D. C, Aug. 23,
Payment by the government of!
$1,000,000 to the person who dis
covers a permanent cure for any onel
of five diseases was proposed in a I
bill today by Representative Sproul, I
The diseases enumerated are tu
berculosis, pneumonia, cancer, epi
lepsy and dementia praecox. A board)
composed of medical experts of the
army, navy and public health serv
ice would determine whether dis-
jcoveries were effective.
Dublin Mourns Loss of
REGEPTION SCEN .iD ONE
CHIEF'S SISTER AT PIER
Battalion of Dublin Guards in
Receiving Party When Casket
Is Borne Ashore.
BY PAUL WILLIAMS.
(Chicago Tribune Foreign News Service.
Copyright. 1922, by the Chicago Tribune.)
DUBLIN, Aug. 24. Official Dublin
and hundreds of the privileged met
the body of Michael Collins, the
martyred head of the Irish free
state government, when it arrived
on the steamship Classic, "which
docked at the north wall at 1:30 this
With only a few lights burning
and its tri-color 'flag drooping at
half-mast, the steamer entered the
harbor and went up the river i,iffey.
its engines turning slowly. Flashes
from the lighthouse revealed a few
persons at the rails as the vessel
soundlessly steamed toward the
As the hull came to a rest against
the pier and a mate ordered "make
fast" the fourth battalion of the
Dublin guards came to present arms
and the walling notes of the last
post echoed across the waters. The
civilians present bared their heads
to the cold drizzle.
Mrs. Marguerite O'DriscolI of
Cork, a sister of the dead leader,
was assisted up the gangplank by
William T- Cosgrave, who succeeded
Mr. Collins as head of the Irish gov
ernment. Followed by clerics, a sad j
party viewed the body. A few min
utes later six officers bore the can- j
ket ashore and laid it gently upon
a gun carriage. . -. :
NEW LEADER NOT SIGHTED
sor low I
DUBLIN, Aug. 2.f (By the As
sociated Press.)--Who is to succeed
Michael Collins as head of the Irish
free state is now the absorbing
No man remains in the present
Irish government with anything
like the varied talents and domi
nating powers of the distinguished
i (Concluded on Page 5, Column 1.) v
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I Millionaire's Son Who Says Kill -
ing Done in Self-Defense
Goes About Work.
tBy Chicago Tribune Leased Wire.)
WHITE PLAINS. N. Y.. Aug. 23.
Throughout Westchester county the
belief now is held that the trial of
Walter S. Ward for the killing of
Clarence Peters, last May 16, will be
an empty formality If, indeed, he is
ever brought into court on the
Young Ward, at liberty on 150,000
bail, goes dally to his office in the
Ward bakery in the Bronx, where,
since his release, he has become a
dominating figure.' George S. Ward,
his millionaire father, now in Pitts
burg, Is .not so much in evidence at
the plant as before the mysterious
killing of Peters.
"I'll go tcf trial when ready; not
before." said District Attorney Fred
erick Weeks today, and he stood on
that brief statement. So far as is
known, no new evidence has been
discovered against Walter Ward,
who, although admitting the slay
ing, said it was done in s.elf-defe-nae-j
after he had been threatened b
Prosecutor Weeks has refused re
nomination and tomorrow a repub
lican committee will meet to name
a candidate for the September pri
maries. Arthur Rowland, second as
sistant to Weeks, probably will be
designated. The insurgent camp, led
by Leslie Sutherland and Ulrlch
Weisendanger, former sheriff of
Yonkers, is making capital of the
Ward case, and contends the pres
ent authorities were and are still
lax in the prosecution.
PLANES COLLIDE IN AIR
Two Pilots and Two Observers
Crushed to Death in Wreckage.
PISA, Italy, Aug. 23. (By the
Associated Press.) Two military
airplanes collided in mid-air near
here today at 1000 feet. The two
pilots and two observers were
crushed to death under the wreck
age. The killed were Salvatore Mos
mecci. who was a member of
D'Annunzios' famous squadron which
flew over Vienna during the war;
Lieutenant Nicola Cena, Captain
Attllio Venzinai and Captain Vit
DEADLY FLUID KILLS 130
Wood Alcohol Peddled as Whisky
Responsible for Deaths.
NEW YORK, Aug. 23. Wood al
cohol, peddled as whisky, caused
130 deaths and 22 cases of blind
ness in 21 states during the first
six months of 1922, the national
committee for the prevention of
blindness reported today.
More than half of the 130 fatali
ties were in New York, New Jersey
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J Theatrical Offers Declined by
Lovely Girl Who Gets Ready
for Trip East.
Miss Virginia Edwards, winner of
The Oregonian's beauty contest, was
the recipient of a multitude of con
gratulations yesterday. There was
a flood of letters from frietids and
well-wishers, while the telephone at
the home of her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. T. H. Edwards, jvas kept busy
throughout the day.
The charming 17-year-old girl
who Is to be known as Miss Port
land, found out that the winner of
a contest in which the whole state
was interested gained considerable
fame as soon as the outcome of. the
competition was announced. Photog
raphers invited her' to sit for them
and one well-known artist offered
to model her. At, least two motion
picture producing companies have
offered her engagements and sev
eral theaters would like to' have her
make persona'l appearances before
their audiences. Miss Edwards said
that she would be so busy preparing
for her trip that it was unlikely
that she would accept any of the
Mrs. Edwards, mother of Virginia,
said yesterday that she would ac
company her daughter to Atlantic
City. While there she will be the
official chaperon for Miss Portland.
Reservations for Miss Edwards and
a chaperon had already been made
at the Ambassador hotel, where they
will be the guests of the pageant
management. As the pageant opens
on September 6 they will leave
Portland In time to arrive in Atlantic-
City September 5.
Meanwhile Miss Edwards will be
selecting the costumes that were of
fered by Portland business houses
to the winning contestant. ( Without
doubt she will be one of the best
dressed girls among the 70 queens
of beauty that are to represent
American cities at the pageant.
RELIEF EXPEDITION SAILS
Party on Way to Wrangell Island
VANCOUVER, B. C. Aug. 23.
According to a dispatch to the Van
couver Daily Province, an expedi
tion to, Wrangell island for Vilhjal
mur Stefansson sailed yesterday
from Nome, Alaska, on the Teddy
Bear, in charge of Captain Joe
Bernard. Captain Bernard expects
to be back at Nome in thrje weeks.
said the dispatch.
Recent dispatches from Nome
were to the effect that an expedi
tion sent to the island last summer
by Stefansson was returning. This
expedition raised the British flag
and claimed the island, which is
rich in furs and minerals, for Great
Britain. The expedition op the
Teddy Bear is carrying supplies to
succor the former expedition if it
should be encountered. The Teddy
Bear carries three white men and a
party of Eskimos.
NOMINATION IS UNANIMOUS
Have No Opposition.
CONVENTION PLAN WINS
Direct Primary System Defeated
and Demand Made for Aboli
tion of State Constabulary.
IDAHO REPUBLICAN TICKET
CHOSEN AT CONVENTION.
Representative in congress,
first district Burton L.
t French, Moscow.
Representative in congress,
second district Addison T.
Smith, Twin Falls.
Justice of the supreme court
William A. Leg, Moscow.
. Governor C. C. Moore, St.
Lieutenant-governor H. C.
Secretary of state Fletcher
A. Jeter, Coeur d'Alene.
Treasurer D. F. Banks,
Auditor E. H. Mallet,
H. Conner, Sand Point.
Mine inspector Stewart
Superintendent of public in
struction Miss Margaret
WALLACE. Idaho, Aug. 23. (Spe
cial.) C. C. Moore, lieutenant-governor
of the state of Idaho, is the
standard bearer of the republican
party of this state, having been
hominated by acclamation for gov
ernor by the state convention which
completed its work here today by
placing before the voters a congres
sional, judicial and state ticket and
adjourned sine die late in the after
noon. The entire ticket nominated
was almost identical with the ticket
forecast before the convention.
The nomination of Lieutenant
Governor Moore was the keynote
event of the convention. Wild cheer
ing broke from the throats of the
delegates following his selection. He
is one of the few gubernatorial can
didates of the republican party in
this state nominated spontaneously
and by acclamation.
Roth 'Representatives Re-Choen.
The renomination of the present
republican representatives in con
gress from the 1st and 2d districts,
Burton L. French and Addison T.
Smith, was but a formality. Wil
liam Lee of Moscow, presented the
name of French and M. J. Sweeney
of Twin Falls the name of SmithJ
The unanimous vote or tne conven- ,
tion was immediately reco
rded f or
Nor was there more formality in
the nomination of William Lee for
justice of the supreme court. Jf'rank
Ryan of) Weiser. who had been
spoke nof was never a candidate.
nor was Lee when the convention
opened. The demand for Lee grew
as the convention progressed and
his unanimous nomination fol
Two Contests Develop.
. There were but two real contests
in the nominations on the state
ticket, for lieutenant-governor and
superintendent of public Instruction.
Three candidates were placed in
nomination for lieutenant-governor
H. C. Baldridge of Parma, Will H.
Gibson of Mountain Home and By
ron Defenbach of Lewiston.
A .poll of the counties resulted In
a vote of-87 for Gibson, 82 for Bald
ridge and 31 for Defenbach. .
. Before the vote was announced
several counties switched their
votes to Baldridge. Ada' county.
which had split Its votes evenly as
between Baldridge and' Gibson,
turned the 20 votes over to Bald
ridge, and he was nominated. Later
the nomination was made unani
mous. Two candidates were nominated
for superintendent of public instruc
t'on, N Miss Margaret Sweet of
Grangeville and Andres Thomas of
Louisville, Jefferson county. The
women delegates spoke for the cause
of Miss Sweet and before the ava
lanche of votes cast tot her could
be totaled Thomas announced thej
withdrawal from the race and moved
to make Miss Sweet's nomination
Four Are Unopposed.
The withdrawal of Arthur C.
Dunn of Burley, candidate for state
auditor, .resulted In the unanimous
renomination of E. H. Gallett, pres
ent state auditor.
The same procedure on the part
Vof Miss Margaret Roberta of Boise,
present " state traveling librarian,
and Bennett Williams of Moscow,
present chief clerk in the secretary
of state' Office, left-the field clear)
for Captain A. A. Jeter, candidate
.(.Concluded oa Far Column U
Supply of 60,000,000 Feet of
Logs to Be Available Yearly
for Industry at Burns.
THEOREGONIAN NEWS. BUREAU,
Washing ton. D. C Aug. 23. Seven
billion feet of timber in the -Mai-!
heur national forest, Oregon, the '
largest compact boay of yellow pine)
timber owned by the government, Is
to be opened for sale and develop
ment, according to an announcement
by the forest service. This is in line
with the federal policy of putting
the forests to their higest use, in
stead of locking up valuable timber
resources so that they are of no
benefit to the American people.
The timber region is on the wa
tershed of the Silvies river. It cov
ers an area of 550,000 acres and con
tains nearly seven billion feet of
mature saw timber.
Government foresters have re
cently worked out a plan of man
agement for this stand of timber
that provides a continuous perpetual
supply of raw material for a lum
ber manufacturing industry to be
located in the vicinity of Burns and
capable of using from 50,000,000 to
60,000,000 feet of logs annually.
The first sale to be made in this
region will be that of the. Bear val
ley unit, which is estimated to con
tain 890,000,000 feet of saw timber
yellow pine, Douglas fir and lodge
pole pine. This timber Is offered
for development under forest serv
ice regulations that will insure con
tinuous production for all time.
The forest service-believes its plan
of marketing will provide an inex
haustible supply of timber in the
WOMAN BURNS TO DEATH
Clothing Takes Fire When Soap-
rrfciker Stoops Over Stove.
HALFWAT, Or., Aug. 23. (Spe
cial.) Mrs. W. A. Flower was
burned to death Tuesday w-hile
making soap on her husband's ranch
near Halfway. When she stooped
over the stove her clothing took
fire. She tried to put out the fire
by rolling on the ground, but on
account of the rocky nature of the
soil did not succeed. Mr. Flower
was working close by and heard1 her
When he arrived she was at the
pump trying to pump water over
her body. Death followed in seven
Mrs. Flpwer came to Oregon from
Milwaukee, Wis., last spring to
marry Mr. Flower. She had waited
for . years to be wedded, having
cared for her aged parents.
COLLIE HAILED AS HERO
Dog Sacrifices Life to Save Child
PUEBLO, Colo., Aug. 23. "Monte,"
a pet collie, in death today is be
ing hailed a hero. Spying a big
centipede resting on the shoulder of
four-year-old Otto B. Thum Jr.,
while he played beneath a tree on
a picnic ground here yesterday, the
dog shot out his paw, knocking the
centipede from the child.
The child was unhurt, but despite
the efforts of physicians "Moate"
soon became paraiyzea as tne result
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INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S maximum temperature,
82 degrees; minimum, 57 deirees.
TODAY'S Fair, northerly winds.
Who will succeed Collins absorblnn topic
In Irish free state capital. Page 1.
Sun Yat Sen announces peace between
north and south China. Page 7.
Auspicious start given bonus bill. Page a.
Britons confused on terms of debt.
Mrs. Spreckels-Wakefield denies having
made offer for another's husband.
Wags Increase of 20 per cent granted
steel workers. Pago 1.
Revolution plot by reds blocked. Page 1.
Trial of Walter Ward, slayer, to be empty
formality. Page 1.
Western roads meet ahopmen. Page 1.
Boom for Hearst is flattening out. Page 3.
Forest service to sell Malheur tract con
taining 7.000,000,000 feet. Page 1.
C. C. Moore, lieutenant-governor, heads
Idaho republican state ticket. Page 1.
Washington state shows no deficits.
Poindexter foes refuse to budge. Page 7.
Brooklyn Nationals blank Chicago 6-0.
Pacific Coast league results: At Sacra
mento 1. LcSs Angeles 4; at Salt Lake,
O, can r rtxuiBy , - , .
Portland 1-3, Vernon 8-2; at Oakland,
1, Seattle 3. rage J.
140 tee oft in western open. Page 15.
M. Liebes Is sensation of playground
tournament. Page 15.
Commercial and Marine.
Wheat bids at Exchange based on actual
values. Page 22.
Early gains in Chicago wheat market
r.ot maintained, Page 22.
Railway bonds continue to advance at
New York. Page 23.
Lack of news concerning conference
tends to- depress railroad stocks.
... Page 23.
Wheat market scores advance, despite
generally bearish news. Page 22.
Oregon fir to go to St. Johns. N. B.
Harding In favor of delaying ship sub
sidy bill action. Page 12.
Portland and Vicinity.
Miss Virginia Edwards, winner of beauty
contest finds herself famous. Page 1.
One-way traffic declared only solution
"."tr.!:-nearlngosed. Pag. 7.
F. Shea lowest bidder oa Lent s,wtr
pro-jsc t. rag. 3.
Individual Roads Confer
With Shopmen. ,
COUNTER PROPOSAL DEBATED
Eastern Rail Executives Ail
Walk Out of Meeting.
SENIORITY NOT YIELDED
Brotherhoods Fall to Get Com
promise on Issue; Every
Line Standing Pat.
NEW YORK. Aug. 23. The possi
bility that settlements with striking
shopmen might be effected by a few
individual railroads was indicated
late today, after the Association of
Railway Executives, meeting to con
sider proposals offered by the big
five brotherhoods for ending the
strike, had decided to stand pat on
their refusal to reinstate strikers
with unimpaired seniority.
Representatives of a score ol
roads, mostly in the west, later de
bated a counter-proposal by. the
brotherhoods for separate settle
ment and indicated that they would
carry the negotiations further. At
the same time the westerners main
tained that they were one with the
association as a whole on the ques
tion of seniority.
Irreronrllnblea Walk Out.
The large number of railroad
presidents pouring out of the con
ference chamber at the Yale club
shortly before 6 o'clock led to the
belief that the session was over.
Later it was learned that only the
majority, regarded as firmly op
posed to compromising on the seni
ority question, had departed and
that the others, embracing the heads
of many western roads, were debat
ing some way in which that dis
turbing problem might be removed
from the path to peace. y
Among those who walked tut ol
the chamber were L. K. Loree, presi
dent of the Delaware Und Hudson
and a leader of the so-called fight-to-finisb
on seniority group. Mr.
Loree and his group, ! was said,
constituted the majority of thf
members of the association of rail
way executives and were satisfied
with the stand previously taken by
that body, against restoring strikers
with full seniority ranking.
Seniority Stand Reaffirmed.
whfla official announcements were
Ljackjn at 6:3o o'clock it was
learned that the association meeting
this morning had reaffirmed Hi
stand on seniority. A committee
meeting with the mediators then
read this resolution and received
two counter-proposals, after which
the brotherhood men, to the aston,
ishment of observers, went before
the association as a whole.
The first proposal, it was under
stood, was that the strikers be re
instated as of June 30, when the
strike was called, without specific
mention of seniority privileges.
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The second was mat roaas so ot
siring make separate settlements
with the strikers.
Mediators to iet Bid.
It was the second proposition, it
was reported, that attracted the at
tention of the group of executives
from the west said to constitute the
minority and that caused extended
It was understood that the west
erners Intended to ifivlte the me
diators to appear before them again
this evening to expand this pro
posal. The brotherhood men, or
having quit the meeting of tlx
whole association, had gone imme
diately Into conference with lead
ers of the striking shop crafts.
When the western executives ad
journed. Hale Holden of the Chi
cago, Burlington & Qulncy isrued
statement which he said would sup
plement the official statement to b(
issued later by R." S. Blnkerd. as
sistant to T. de Witt Cuylcr, heuo
of the association.
Lines All Standing; Pat.
"At the conclusion of the gtnera;
meeting of the association .of rail
way executives, the officer! of s
considerable number of individua;
railroads remained in further con
ference over a proposition submit
ted by the brotherhood officials '
said the statement. "There was tic
dissent from the action taken
the main meeting."
Supplementing this statement v
bally, Mr. Holden said:
"There is no question of split. Th
railroads are all standing pat -seniority
and any Individual settle
ment will have to be made in th
light of that understanding."
Mr. Holden said about 25 n;
teded the later meeting. He sa:c
no session had been set for tomor
row, but did not deny that tin
brotherhood officials might be, re
ceived again tonight.
Later leaders of the big five an
nounced that they would not meet
with executives again tonight.
ROSEBURG, Or.. Aug. 23. (So
cial.) J- Vf. Murray, a railrou;
guard, was badly beatei: ih.s
noon in a fight between str'klni
(CoBOiudcA oa. Pace 2. Cetc.r. 2.)
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