The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, July 03, 1910, Page 8, Image 8

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fLabor Leaders' Accusations
j. and Request Fall Flat Be
fore City's Executive.
Officers watch strikers
Committee Charges "Specials" on
Duty in Teamsters' Trouble Aro
Being Paid by Head 'of .
Employers' Association.
' Charging that special policemen ap
pointed to do duty during the team
ters strike are under orders from M.
C. Banfleld, president of the Employ
ers' Association and that they are
"simply acting as assistant teamsters."
fc committee of labor leaders, of which
C H. Gram was chairman, appeared
before Mayor Simon yesterday and
asked that he dismiss the specials.
He refused to do it and advised that
the teamsters return to work and said
he would try to help them get the In
creased wages they have asked for if
they would do so.
"The teamsters are law-abiding and
peaceful," argued the members of the
committee, "and there is no need of
tspecial officers, who must be paid by
the taxpayers."
Mayor Is Emphatic.
t "I see no reason why that should
'Mother you at all," replied Mayor
there are five or BOO special officers?
i ou tatty me Let&mBiers are petictziui,
and why should a special officer
trouble them any if they are peaceful?
II will keep the special officers on duty,
'ejid will add more If necessary, until
'the teamsters' strike is over and busl
tness conditions are normal."
Members of the committee charged
jthat the special officers are , not only
"under the orders of President Banfleld.
of the Employers' Association, but that
they are being paid by him, in addi
tion to the wages they are receiving
from the city. Mayor Simon, however,
denied the truth of this accusation.
The Mayor, while being firm regard
ing the means used by himself to pre
serve law and order during the strike,
'frankly told the members of the com
irnlttee that he favors granting their
request for an Increased wage.
Mayor Gives, Advice.
"My advice to you." said the Mayor,
addressing the committee, "is to have
the teamsters go back to work. I am
confident they will receive the Increase
in pay they have asked.
"Of course, you will readily under
stand that I cannot tell employers what
they shall do, but I am In sympathy
with the teamsters as to the increase
in wage and will do all I can to help
them get It, if they will but return to
work, and I advise them to do so. I
personally know that many of them
wish to return to work but are afraid
Though the members of the commit
tee left the Mayor's office without ac
complishing their object, they assured
him there would be no trouble from the
G. A. Rogers, business agent for. the
Teamsters' Union, gave out for publi
cation afterwards the following account
of the interview with the Mayor:
Teamsters Issue Statement.
Saturday afternoon committees formed
from the Teamsters Union and of the Cen
tral Labor Council, had an Interview with
Mavor Simon on the teamsters' strike situ
ation. Friends of the Mayor and of tn
unions suggested this conference. After SO
minutes' talk the committees left, con
vinced that Mayor Simon was taking or
ders from the Employers' Association. He
bluntlv told the committees that the spe
cial policemen, while paid by the taxpayers,
could do as they pleased. They could drive
the teams and load and unload them, if
they so desired. He, Mayor Simon, pro
posed to keep them on the wagons and em
ploy any number required.
Iayor Simon repeatedly stated to the com
mittees that he favored the 25 cents per
day increase the teamsters asked, also
stated that he had o informed the dray
men, but when told that these special po
licemen employed by him. the Mayor, to
assist the strikebreakers, were the men
who prolonged the strike, he said the team
sters had better go back to work at the
employers terms. The conference then ad
journed. The union committees propose to insist on
the 25 cents per day increase to the team
sters. As to signing of agreements, which
has been raised as a bus-aboo by the Em
ployers' Association in order to fool the
people, the committees told the Mayor that
the Teamsters' Union was asking for in
crease of wages, a slip of paper did not
stand In the way of peace, and never did.
as known to the draymen. The committees
also told the Mayor that until the Em
poyers' Association forced him at the meet
ing at the Commercial Club to employ spe
cial policemen, not a single arrest for the
disturbance of the peace had been made;
that what violence In the strike has been
committed can be laid to the specials now
paid by the Mayor and the taxpayers.
Government Will Conduct Survey in
Valley This Summer.
ington, July 2. In compliance with a
request yesterday by Representative
Hawley, the Secretary of Agriculture has
ordered a detailed soil survey of the
Rogue River area in Oregon to be made
Tho survey will cover 600 square miles
and is to be in charge of Mr. Strahorn,
soil expert from the Bureau of Soils. It
probably will be finished before the end
of the Summer and the report should
be ready next Winter. The report will
show in detail classifications of soils,
what they are best adapted to and how
they could be improved. It will also in
clude a chemical analysis.
Jewelry Auctioneer Arrested.
' Albert Hayes, proprietor of a jew
elry auction house at Sixth and Ever
ett streets, was arrested yesterday
morning upon the complaint of W. F.
Watklns, charged with larceny by
bailee. Watkins charged that he was
Induced by the Influence of "boosters"
to buy in Hayes' place a watch which
fell to pieces soon after the purchase.
He says that he took it back and de
manded his money, and that the auc
tioneer took the watch and kept It,
refusing to return the money. Hayes
was released on $100 bail.
Horse Stands All Day.
. From 9 o'clock Friday morning until
nearly midnight a horse hitched to a
light' cart stood at Park and Ankeny
streets without food or water. The
rase was called to the attention of
Patrolman Kllngel, who took the horse
to a livery stable. The owner called
for it later and took it away without
giving his name.
"- &
Hibernian Convention Prom
ises to Break Records.
Canadian and Eastern Delegations
to Biennial Gathering in Port
land Promise to Come in
Unusual Numbers.
From present indications the bien
nial convention of the Ancient Order
of Hibernians for the United States and
Canada, to convene in -Portland on
July 19, will be the largest and best
affair of its kind the organization has
ever held in Its history. This is in
spite of the fact that 85 per cent of
the members of the organization live
east of Chicago.
E. H. Deery, secretary of the national
convention committee, said yesterday
that announcements have come from
various parts of the country. In which
it is explained that unusually large
delegations are to be here for the con
vention. One of the more recent of
these was from Canada, where the
number of delegates that have prom
ised to come has surpassed all previous
records. Mr. Deery explained that the
large attendance will be due largely
to the generous way in which the
people of Portland have furnished the
necessary funds.
Programme Is Given
Monday Evening Meeting for mem
bers only in W. O. W. hall, 128 Eleventh
street. There wiTl be an address before
the men's meeting by the Rev. J. M.
O'Farrell. Rev. E. W. O'Hara will ad
dress the Woman's Auxiliary on some
topic which will be announced later.
Tuesday, 9 A. M. Pontifical High
Mass, Archbishop Alexander Christie
officiating. 11 A. M., Opening of con
vention in Masonic hall by P. E. Sulli
van, chairman of the programme com
mittee; address of welcome by Mayor
Simon; address of welcome on behalf
of the laymen of the city by John M.
Gearin; opening of ladles auxiliary con
vention In K. of P. hall by Miss Marie
Chambers, chairman of reception com
mittee. 3 P. M.. trolley ride to Council
Crest. 8 P. M., reception and ball.
Masonic hall.
Wednesday. 7 P. M. Banquet in
Armory, where the following pro
gramme will be carried out with Dr.
Andrew C. Smith, toastmaster: Arch
bishop Alexander Christie, "The Holy
Father"; Matthew Cummlngs, National
president, "The A. O. II."; Professor
Michael G. Rohan. "Commodore Barry-;
Miss Anna C. Malta, "The ladles' Aux
iliary"; Rev. P. C. Torke, "Ireland in
Literature"; Judge J. p. Kavanaugh,
"The Spirit of the West"; T. B. Mina
han, "The American Flag"; Dr. J. C.
Monaghan, "Past, Present and Future
of Ireland"; Mrs. Ellen Ryan Jolly.
"Study of Irish History": James Hen.
nessy Murphy. "The Slowe Tree," In
addition to these there will be an
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orchestra of 31 pieces and a chorus of
100 voices, under the direction of Pro
fessor Goodrich, which will furnish the
musical part of the programme. Miss
Elizabeth Harwae will sing "Killarney,"
and Frank D. Hennessy, "My Own
United States."
Thursday, 8 P. M., parade. Saturday,
9 A. M., excursion on Columbia River.
All intervening time to be devoted to
convention sessions.
Parade to Have Floats.
An interesting feature 'of the con
vention will be the big parade, which
will be in four divisions. In the parade
will be four bands and four novel
The first of the floats will be a huge
American shield, and on it will be a
number of people. The second will be
an "All Ireland" float, the main feature
of which will be a huge map of Ire
land. Thirty-two little girls, each
representing one of the 32 counties of
Ireland, will be on the float dressed in
white and green. Each girl will hold
a green sash In her hand, one end of
which will be attached to the map
where the county she represents is
Thia float will also bear an image of
Justice holding the scales in one hand
and a sword in the other.
The third float will carry a harp and
a round tower representing, respec
tively, the arts and architecture of
ancient Ireland. On this will be five
young women dressed In white and
The fourth and last' float will be a
representation of the American brig
Lexington, which was commanded by
Captain John Barry, a native of Ire
land, who, in the Lexington, captured,
in 1776, the first ship ever taken by an
American war vessel.
Following the floats will be carri
ages, all decorated, and carrying peo
ple prominent in the organization. The
flrst carriage will contain the Governor.
Archbishop Christie, Mayor Simon and
Matthew Cummlngs, National president
of the Ancient Order of Hibernians.
Following are the National officers
of the Hibernians:
Most Rev. Wm. H. O'Connell, Boston,
Mass., national chaplain; Matthew
Cummings. national president. Boston,
Mass.; James J. Regan, national vice
president, St. Paul, Minn.; James T.
McGlnnis, national secretary, Scranton,
Pa.; John F. Qulnn. national treasurer,
Joliet, 111. Rev. John D. Kennedy, Dan
bury, Conn., P. T. Moran, Washington,
D. C, Major E. T. McCrystal, New York
City, -Chas. J. Foy, Ontario, Canada,
John J. O'Meara, Butte, Mont, direc
tors. ,
The following are the national of
ficers of the Ladies' Auxiliary: Miss
Anna C. Malla, national president,
Scranton, Pa.; Mrs. Mary McCarthy,
national vice - president, Westfleld.
Mass.; Mrs. Louise Du Ross, national
secretary, 239 Elizabeth street, Utlca,
N. T.; Mrs. Mary B. Daley, national
treasurer, Minneapolis, Minn.; Mrs.
Mary F. McWhorter, Chicago, 111., Miss
Mollie Fox, Fort Wayne, Ind., directors.
The committee having in change the
general arrangements for the conven
tion consists of the following: John
O'Hara, chairman; Mrs. E. R. Kelly,
vice-chairman; P. E. Sullivan, treas
urer; E. H. Deery. secretary; Rev. Ed
ward Donnelly, Rev. H. S. Gallagher,
Dr. Andrew C. Smith, D. J. McLough
11 n, D. W. Lane, D. J. Curran, M. J.
Doyle, Mrs. W. A. Elvers, Mrs. P. J.
Smyth, Mrs. L. Hodler. Miss Katherlna
Gaffney, Miss Margaret Madigan, Miss
Marie Chambers, Miss Anna Ford, Miss
Margaret Smith, Miss Clara Gallagher,
Miss Gertrude Springer.
Beer, f 1 doz. quarts, delivered to your
home. Spring Valley wine Co.
East Side Club Members See
Politics in Agitation Over.
Street Vacations.
Dan Rcllaher in Receptive Mood if
Atchley Resigns as President..
Numerous Leaders Uphold
' Council's Action.
The East Side Business Men's Club
has been the center of many stormy
times in the three years or so of its ex
istence. Even now It is looked at
somewhat askance in certain quarters.
Then, too, there Is said to be a plot
brewing to drag it into the vortex of
still another mixup.
The troubles through which the club
has passed and in which" It may be in
volved are so foreign to the nature of
the objects for which it waa launched
that if it were animate Instead of be
ing Just a club, there Is reason to
doubt that any semblance of sanity
would remain. Some there be, indeed,
who hint that this desirable quality is
already lost.
On the crest of tho wave of push
clubs that Inundated Portland more or
less In the Winter of 1906, or there
abouts, the East Side Business Men's
Club came riding "Into our midst." as
they say In some places, borne along
by the Impetus of high endeavor to
make Portland and especially the East
Side "bigger, better and busier." Its
charter members had an idea they
could accomplish much through organ
ization, but above all else they wanted
to keep out of politics.
Original Purpose Clear.
Good 'men and true, some of those
same charter members were, full of
lively hope for Portland's future; will
ing to work hard for civic betterment;
eager to add the weight of their moral
standing, their commercial rating or
their financial backing to secure new
industries for the city; anxious for
street improvement, river improvement
or whatever would furbish up the garb
of Portland. And above all else they
wanted to keep these things out of
politics and politics out of these things.
How their club was led astray Is
the old tale of insidious advance of
the vice they endured, they pitied,
they embraced. For unless a phoenix
13 somehow hatched from what some
are pleased to call the present wreck of
the organization, the plot referred, to
will, it is feared. In Its working out
commit the club Irrevocably to po
litical ends.
Early last week, a certain vague
rumor began to take shape and finally
defined Itself along toward the last of
the week Into a message that was be
ing quietly whispered by one man to
another. And the burden of the mes
sage was this:
Atchley to Resign?
"George T. Atchley Is going to resign
from the presidency of the East Side
Business Men's Club, and Dan Kellaher
is to have his place."
Inquiry was made of those said to
be directly concerned.
This was the first he had heard
about any such proposition, said Mr.
Kellaher. He pointed out that the
presidency had once been offered him
and that he had refused it. He was
pressed as to whether he would accept
it now, provided Mr. Atchley should re
sign. He was a trifle receptive, It ap
peared; that is, if no one else accepta
ble could be found to take the office he
would consider It.
There was also another condition at
tached to this expression. He would
consider it if no one else could be un
earthed who would hold out against
giving away the city's property to "the
Interests." Then followed an expres
sion of opinion regarding the vacation
of the East Side streets for a freight
depot. The opinion was vigorous and
contained reference to a certain pro
ceeding called the "referendum legisla
tive action of the City Council."
"Could this be applied to a resolu
tion merely?" was the Information
sought. "Walt and see." was the dire
ful threat made in reply. "Would the
club sanction it?" was another query
that arose.
The only reason Mr. Atchley could
have In resigning, said that gentleman,
would be pressure of other business,
and now that the Rose Festival was
over and things were settling Into, the
accustomed quietude of Summer." he
did not think, on the whole, that he
would be so busy he could not attend
to the duties of president of the club.
No, this was really the first he bad
beard of any resignation.
Then followed lengthy comment,
apropos of nothing at all, apparently,
on the unwisdom of allowing politics
to creep into the actions of the club
and on his desire to avoid any such
contingency. So far as he knew, said
Mr. Atchley, he and Dan Kellaher were
in harmony. Certainly they were one
on their views as to street vacations for
an East Side freight depot, and this
topic, one might possibly have heard
yes had had some little attention of
Vacations Are Approved.
One not only might have heard, but
one has heard heard with varying de
grees of vigorous expression from
members of the East Side Business
Men's Club, and all these expressions
tended but one way a solid phalanx
of opinion that- the street vacations as
approved by the City Council In a res
olution are right, needful and obliga
tory. People who read the newspapers
have by heart almost the history of
the street vacations. Two years ago or
more Mr. O'Brien, general manager of
the O. R, & N. and Southern Pacific
companies, promised the shippers of
the East Side that he would build them
a freight depot. Not that year, for the
money waa not available, but the year
following, possibly. This promise Mr.
OBrlen endeavored to keep. Railroads
cannot build freight depots and ter
minals in the air, however, and along
with the property owned by the rail
road .company, land occupied by the
city nominally as the streets from 'East
Oak north to the Steel bridge was
needed. In due time and in the regu
lar manner the vacation of these etreets
was asked of the Council, and then the
storm broke.
Drama Veil Staged.
Two central figures crowded each
other for the spotlight, while the thun
der machine In the wings worked over
time Dan Kellaher and Rev. George
B. Van Waters. As melodrama goes,
it was a very exciting play. Heroic
lines abounded, the supers were numer
ous and well drilled, thrilling scenes
tumbled over each other, climaxes were
frequent, and in the end, of course,
the vllllans were vanquished, the court
of the Council decided the papers were
all right and the hero overcame every
obstacle, so that the old homestead, as
typified by tne proposed freight depot,
was not lost after all. Said vanquished
vllllans vanished Into the wings mut
tering, "Curses! Revengel Referendum!
One role in this drama of the depot
was filled only indifferently well, sad
(or is It good?) to say. That was the
part Intended to be taken by the East
Side Business Men's Club. Some of
those good and true charter members
did not lose sight of the objects of
the club, and above all else, they
wanted to keey out of politics.
Why Xewhall Resigned.
H. H. Newhall, president of the East
Side Bank of Portland, expresses the
sentiment felt by many members of
this club. One day the collector came
for his monthly dues. Mr. Newhall
refused to pay and at the same time
wrote out his resignation, sent It in
and has not attended a meeting since.
And this is why:
"When I saw that the club was be
coming a tool for political ends, I got
disgusted and withdrew."
W. M. Taylor, at the head of W. M.
Taylor, house furnishings. 106 Grand
avenue, amplifies this a little:
"I attended one meeting of this club
and It was 'packed' by Dan Kellaher,
and I got disgusted. I pay my dues
but I have taken no active part since
that meting. If he tries to use the
club to deprive the East Side of the
freight depot it Is not right-"
D. H. Strowbrldge, of the Strow
bridge Hardware & Paint Company.
126 Grand avenue, echoes this:
"Kellaher Boosts Own Game."
-Why. Kellaher is trying to turn the
club into a political affair to boost his
own game. We certainly need that
freight depot and It seems as though
opposition to it was that same political
John Beall, of Beall & Co., and head of
the Implement dealers' association of
Portland, was reminded of the darkey
who got In the country" where the frogs
kept folks awake nights. His em
ployer promised him 50 cents a dozen
for frogs' legs, and he set out In glee
to bring In a few dozen. Three days
later he returned. "Where are those
frogs' legs. Sam?' asked the boss.
"Well, Bah f'um de noise ah spected to
get 'bout a mlllyun, but, boss. Ah
hunted an' hunted, an' all Ah could find
was Jes' one measly bullfrog." Mr.
Beall saw in this parable a typlfica
tlon of the opposition to the freight
"The business Interests are lax," he
said. "They're too busy to attend to
matters they ought to see to, and as a
consequence these are left to somebody
whose own business isn't enough to
keep htm busy. I have nothing per
sonal against Dan Kellaher. but I think
he Is dangerously radical, and I look
at it .from a cold business standpoint."
Charles Smith, of the National Cold
Storage & Ice Company, and a mem
ber of the Executive Board, found a
new angle from which to look at the
opposition to the street vacations.
Property Owners Approve.
"The property from the Steel Bridge
to Hawthorne avenue represents
roughly $5, 000, 000 in value," said he.
"Not a single property owner In this
district ' Is opposing the vacations of
these streets, and the property owners
are surely most affected. Dan Kella
her Is not working for the interests of
the people In his opposition. He has
held many positions of influence, but
he Is an obstructionist. If I owned
the city myself, and the railroad should
offer me personally what It has of
fered the city In return for the street
vacations, I would take that offer, for
It is fair. Indeed, the"" totals are to the
city's benefit.
"A man who lives in San Francisco
but owns property at the corner of
East First and East Washington streets
told me that just as soon as these
streets are vacated by the city he will
begin to put up a building to cost
from 160,000 to $75,000. That's the way
a non-resident property owner looks at
it. I attended one meeting of the East
Side Club, and got disgusted with the
way it was being used, and I never
S. G. Macklln, manager of the Cud
ahy Packing Co., bought a quarter
block for his firm at the corner of East
Oak and East Second streets in the be
lief that a freight depot was to be built
near there. A $75,000 concrete build
ing is already under way.
"If this man Kellaher should succeed
in blocking that freight depot." he
said, "the people of Portland are a
whole lot , shorter-sighted than I
should Imagine they could be. Per
sonally I think matters like street va
cations should be left to the property
owners, who are most directly inter
ested." Politics Cannot Win.
A. W. Lambert, president of the Citi
zens' Bank, remarked: "We are going
to have that freight depot. No clique
or faction can stop it, and the club Is
not going to be used as a political
tool, either."
E. Newbegin, secretary-manager for
R M. Wade & Co., had much to say
about the attempted domination of the
East Side Business Men's Club, and
remarked that he was so disgusted
with it that he had taken no active part
in the doings of the club. He was pos
itive that the club members would not
allow their organization to be made a
political tool, however.
"The vacation of these streets Is the
most Important thing before the city
now," he said. "The voters chose hon
orable men to act as their business
agents in running the city government,
and speaking from a business stand
point, the city is making a good buy,
in my opinion, when It is acquiring
the properties the railroad offers in
exchange for the streets for the freight
depot. If the East Side Business Men's
Club Is being used as a tool to attempt
the defeat of that freight depot I think
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and establish a credit that
will enable you to borrow
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bank h o n 1 d lend to
atrangra, and yon may
find yourself In need of
help with no established
credit anywhere.
Besides, business methods
require that you employ
the services of a hank if
yon are to he successful.
We place no restrictions
on amounts required to
open check or savings ac
.. counts.
Tour pstranage is wanted.
3. Frank "Watson .... Fresf.
R. I.. Durham.. . Vlee-Pres.
W. H. Fear. .... .Secretary.
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T3he Toll s Qjfofcs' Store
Closed AJ1 Day Tomorrow
lodlepeinidleoc ID any
Commencing- Tues
day Will Be the Pre
mier Merchandising
Event of the Month.
See Tuesday's Paper
for Announcement of
Clearance Barg-ains
in Every Department.
you will see that there are enough
solid, level-headed business men who
are willing to work to thwart any such
Ex-Fisli Warden Unable to Elude
Pursuers Firecrackers Joke.
Cracks of doors loaded with large
firecrackers, the fuses partially burned
and with one or more charred matches
strewn over the floor In the vicinity
In order to accommodate all those wishing to spend the 4th
at North Beach, Wash., the
Steamer X J. Potter"
will on her return trip on that dato
Leave Megler at 9 P. M.
instead of 3:00 P. M. her regular schedule, and will arrive im
Portland early next morning thus giving
Business men can spend Sunday and Monday at the Coast
without loss of time.
Round Trip Rate $3
Tickets good going Saturday, July 2d at 1 P. M. on the Pot
ter, or at 10 P. M. on the Hassalo and for return Monday.
A Daylight Ride on the
Scenic Columbia
The steamer Potter will leave Portland, July 4th, at 8 :30 A. M.
For reservations, tickets, etc, call at our City Ticket Office,
3rd and Washington Streets.
General Passensrer Aceat.
of each entrance, ex-State Fish Warden
McAllister yesterday found his new
headquarters had been "discovered."
None of the fireworks had been ex
ploded and It is probable that If the
small crackers had been fired there
would have been but little damage.
"It Is nonsense to say that anybody
attempted to blow me up." said Mr.
McAllister at the Electric building yes
terday. "There were a number of fire
crackers around the doors of my rooms,
but if tho whole bunch had exploded at
one time not more than one window
would have been shattered."
Harris Trunk Co. for trunKs and bags.