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THE MORNING ASTOIUAN, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 1901.
Agree to Allow Eight-Hour Day
But Must Decide Subject
ALL MECHANICS NOT EQUAL
Carpenters Union Will Meet
This Evening to Consider
Proposal for Settlement
of Present Strikr.
contractors' proposal Is Just we will
acept It; If we determine that accept
anee would be In conflict with our In-
terests, we will reject It. It Is our In
tentlon to consider this matter from
the viewpoint of the mutual Interests
of both sides, and our decision will
be Just as fair as fair men can make
NOTICE TO UNION CARPENTERS.
All members of local No. 117, Car
penters and Joiners of America, are re
quested to meet at 7 o'clock this
(Wednesday) evening at the residence
of Adolf Johnson for the purpose of
considering the proposal submitted by
the contractors of the city loklng to
settlement of the strike.
THOMAS SOUDE. Secretary.
SEABREEZE nr We
Were It Not for That Garbage AN ELEGANT TOILET LUXURY
Piles in Uty Would Uuse Used bv caollld of Mflnement
Epidemics. r over a Quarter of a century
' PREPARED mr
CREMATORY BADLY NEEDED
I)un.iinir(roHnIWoul4IlanUjr J took p h i"'
VALUABLE TAPESTRIES SOLO.
The contractors' association of the
city has put the carpenters' union up
against a pretty hard proposition. The
contractors say they are willing to con
cede the strikers an eight-hour day,
but they want the carpenters to agree
that the contractors may have the right
to classify wages according to the
worth of the men.
The contractors held their meeting
yesterday afternoon. The proposal was
drawn up and signed by the seven
firms doing business here, and later in
the day the proposition was submitted
to Secretary Souden, of the carpenters'
union. An effort was made to get the
union men together for a meeting last
night, but this was found Impossible.
A call was issued for a meeting tonight,
and the union will then make reply to
the contractors. The proposal sent to
the union yesterday is as follows:
The Contractors' Proposal.
"Astoria, April 5. To the Carpen
ters' Union of Astoria Gentlemen:
After carefully considering the ques
Uon at issue, we, the undersigned con
tractors of Astoria, have decided
R. McLean Purchaser of Series
of Old-Time Fabrics
New Tork, April 5. Probnbly the
largest single sale of tapestries on rec
ord in thl$ country has Just been re
ported here. John R. McLean of Wash
ington and Cincinnati, was the pur
chaser. For approximately $100,000 he
has secured a series of 17th cen
tury pieces formerly In the Barberlid
imlaee. Cardinal Barberlnl was a de.
voted admirer of tapestries and had
looms of his own. This series was
wjven for him In Rome from designs
ny the Romanelli, a famous artist. All
the tapestries are in excellent condi
tion, woven in light colors, and so large
that few private houses have the wall
space necessary for their display.- They
were brought from Italy some years
ago, having been sold to a resident of
Washington by Princess Barberinl.
He Improvement Over Pres
ent Condition- Council
men Getting Serious.
Oakland Oakland 4. Portland S.
Fresno Tacoma 2, San Francisco 1.
Los Angeles Los Angeles 4, Seattle 0.
PLEASURE PARTY DROWNED.
grant you an eight-hour day, but retain
the right to classify the wages accord
ing to what we consider each man is
"If you will look at this matter In an
Impartial light, you will see that there
are mechanics who are worth a great
deal more than others, and we deem
It no more than Justice to ourselves and
all concerned that we be the Judges as
to the wages each man shall receive.
We have no objection to paying good
mechanics $3 per day, or any greater
amount that we might consider they
are worth, but we do object to paying
others the same wages who can only
do one-half as much work.
"This rule prevails, both in Portland
and In San Francisco. Very respect
"FERGUSON & HOUSTON,
"J. W. SURPRENANT,
4 "J. A. FASTABEND,
"C. G. PALMBERG."
A Hard Proposition.
"This is a hard proposition for us to
wrestle with," said the union's repre
sentative last evening. "On the face
of It, this offer of the contractors would
seem to be fair, but it nevertheless
raises a mooted question that involves
one very prominent feature of trades
unionism. Until the union meets to
morrow night to discuss the proposal
I would not like to express my personal
views. The contractors' overtures open
up a new phase of the question, and It
must be carefully considered before our
reply Is made.
"While I am willing to admit that
some union men are worth more than
others, it Is riot clear to me that the
union can grant this request The
foundation of unionism is the equality
of union men, and if any such conceg
felons Were made by lis our organiza
tion might be weakened. Mind you,
I do not say we will not agree to the
proposal. Te this qustlon, like all
others, there are two sides, and I will
acknowledge that the contractors are
quite correct in saying all men are not
of equal value to them. But it's a deep
problem, and I would not care to pre
dict the action of the union.
Carpenters Art Sanguine.
"I have been told ten contractors had
' decided upon this proposal, and that, if
the union failed to acept It, non-union
men would be Imported. As to this,
I can say we are not to be frightened
with any such bluffs. We know quite as
well as the contractors that building
can not continue In this city except by
union men. This is the case for two
reasons: First, that there are not
enough non-union carpenters avail
able; and, secondly, because the city is
too strongly unionized to permit of
"We have all the best of the situa
tion, but at the same time we want to
be reasonable. We entertain full re
gard for the rights of the contractors
and we do not want to be guilty of any
act of unfairness. If we believe the
Members of Methodist College Lose
Their Lives Near Tampa.
Tampa, Fla., April 5. Five persons,
all members of a pleasure party from
the Florida Methodist college at Suth
erland on the west coast gulf, 30 miles
west of Tampa, were drowned near the
Anclote lighthouse last night.
The dead are: Mrs. Walker, wife of
the president of the college: Miss
O'Connor, Miss Slaughter, Miss McRay
and Mrs. Bouland.
Three of the bodies were washed
ashore and recovered.
President Walker of the college had
taken the party out for a cruise to the
lighthouse, but met with rough water,
and the boat was overturned.
The discussion of the unsanitary
condition of the Third ward before the
council Moaday night demonstrated to
a nicety that some provision must be
Immediately made to dispose of the
filth and Karbage which accumulate in
the two ends of'the city. All of the
members of the council agreed that
the east end would have to be cleaned
lp. and Immediately cleaned up, but
It was not clear to members Just how
th council could require this action
on the port of the east rndera
"I am fully aware of the extent to
which some .-f the people of the Third
ward Jeapordlz the health of the peo
nle of the entlrj city," sold Mr. Mor
ton, chairman of the committee on
health and police. "But how is my
committee to make an effective order
that th- east end be cleaned? Sup
pose I should go to those pjrsons who
appropriation bill, but adjourned with
out completing Its consideration. The
amendment was agreed to. Increasing
from two to four ounces the sue of
franked letters, and another adding !5
members to the force of rural fret de
The World's Fair Routt,
Those anticipating an eastern trip.
a visit to the Louisiana Purchast
exposition at SL Louis, cannot afford
to overlook the advantages offered by
the Mlssurl Pacific Railway, which, on
account of Its various routes and gate
ways, has been appropriately nanled
"The World's Fair Routs,"
Passengers from the northwest takt
the Missouri Pacific trains from Den
ver or Pueblo, with the choice of tlther
tolng direct through Kanaas City, or
via Wichita, Fort Scott and pleasant
Two trains dally from Denver and
Pueblo to St. Louis without change.
carrying U classes of modern equip
ment. Including electric lighted obser.
vatlon parlor cafe dining cars. Ten
stock ranches on their lots jiy trains between Kansas City and
TRY TO DYNAMITE MILL.
Charge of Deadly Explosive Found at
Everett, April 6. A charge of dyna
mite, ready for deadly work, was found
this morning placed in the Muckllteo
mill, so as to blow Into atoms a num
ber of Japanese employed there. The
plot Is supposed to be the outcome of
bitter feeling existing in the ranks of
organized labor against the Japanese
entering the field of wage earners in
INDICTED MAN RELEASED.
J. Tarpley Charged With
Frauds Furnishes Bond.
Portland, April 5. New develop
ments In regard to land frauds came
to light this morning In the United
States court, when Dan J. Tarpley, of
Salem, waived arraignment on the
charge of conspiracy to defraud the
government of lands, and was released
on $4,000 bonds.
The Indictment of Trpley Is In con
nection with '.he investigation of the
doings of t,he timber land ring, which J
6perated in Lane and Linn counties.
and and notify them to have the filth
carted away; what will I say to them
when they ask mj where the accumu
lations shall bj placed?"
"Why, tell Ihem to take the stuff to
thu city dumping; ground," said Mayor
The mayor's remark evoked a mom.
entary laugh, and then the coancllmen
looked serious. It dawned upon them
that the effort to get the dumping
ground had been a failure. Without
l dumping ground, the council Is help
less In the matter, and members rea
lized that they have a big Job on their
It is evident 4hat there Is but one
solution of this problem, and that Is
the construction of a crematory.
dumping ground would doubtless prove
more of a nuisance and menace to
health than the unclean premises
which the attention of the council lias
been called, and people will not permit
the city to establish a dumping ground
in the neighborhood in which they are
interested. A crematory could be con
ducted without menacing the health of
the people, and there seems to be no
other way of settling the filth question.
The eastern portion of the city Is not
alone unsanitary. In almost every
block In the entire city conditions are
Dermltted to exist which would not
be tolerated In any other civlll.ed com
munity for an hour. As physicians
hive frequently pointed out were It
not for the antiseptic ozone which
blows in from the ocean Astoria would
oo subject to the most appalling epi
demics of disease. The council mutt
solve the problem, and In order to
abolish the menace provision must be
made to dispose of the filth accumu
latlons and the health laws must be
Write or call on W. C. McUrlde. gen-
era! agent. 124 Third street Portland,
tor detailed Information and Illustrat
SATISFIED WITH PARKER.
Sale of Liner Confirmed.
Hamburg. April 4. The Boersenhalle
now confirms the sale of the Ham
marck to a foreign power. It was re.
ported from Hamburg March 4, that
tie Fuerst Bismarck, a twin steamer of
3,2b tons register, had been sold to
Russia. The Boersenhalle at the time
denied the report.
Secretary Dover Pleased.
New York, April 5, Elmer Dover,
City will receive $5,000 under the will
publican national convention, who has
been here since last Friday, will start
today with Mrs. Dover, for Thomas
vllle, Ga. He expressed entire satis
faction over the arrangements for the
national convention in Chicago.
Bishop Gets $5000.
New York, April B Right Rev.
Abiel Leonard, bishop of Salt Lakke
City, will receive $5,000 undr the will
)t Charlotte A Mount, who died at
her home last week, leaving prop
erly worth three quarters of a mil
lion. The bequest to Bishop Leonard
Is to bt devoted to the purchase of
ground for church purposes.
ROBBED THE GRAVE.
A startling Incident Is related by
John Oliver of Philadelphia, as fol
lows: "I was In awful condition. My
skin was almost yellow, eyes sunken,
tongue coated, pain continually In
back and sides, h6 appetite, growing
weaker day by day. Three physician
had given me up. Then I was advised
to use Electric Bitters; to my great
Joy, the first bottle made a decided Im
provement I cntlnuerd their use for
three weeks, and am now a well man.
I know they robbed the grave of an
other victim." No one should fall to
try them. Only 50 cents, guaranteed,
at Charles Rogers', druggist.
"8pider" Welch Knocked Out.
Salt Lake, April 5. "Battling" Nell
son of Chicago pracltcally knocked out
"Splder"Welch of San Francisco In the
16th round of a 20-round go at the
Salt Palace tonight, the referee stop
ping the fight when the San Francisco
boy was helpless and all but out
Victories Evenly Divided.
Milwaukee, April 5. Returns from
municipal elections In Wisconsin, out
side of Milwaukee, up to midnight show
republicans and democrat victories to
be about evenly divided.
Morgan Not Ytt 8petchlttt.
Washington, April 6. The senate to
day listened to a two. hours' speech by
Mygan on the Panama canal question
Grovtr Cltvtland Plsattd at Effort to
Nominate New York Judge.
New Tork, April 5. In a dispatch
from Princeton, N. J., to the World ex
President Cleveland Is quoted us find
ing the movement loklng to the nomi
nation of Judge Alton B. Parker for
the presidency, the "greatest pOHMlhle
relief and autlHfuctlon."
Wt cany an immense stock of
FLANNKL SMUTS AND UNDEKWKAK
WOOL AND COTTON GLOVES
HEAVY WOOL SOCKS
PRICES ALWAYS THE LOWEST!
GIVE US A CALL!
ON THE SQllMSE
Lont Bandit Robs Stags.
Kallspell, Mont, April 5. The mall
stage running between Holt and lllg
Fork was held up and robbed by a
lone bandit lust night, whom the driver
states he recognized as Joe Bush. The
sheriff has started after him. Bush has
a bad record In that vicinity.
The Best Restaurant
Regular Meals. 25 Cents
Smdiy Dlnncrsa Specialty
Etfrythlsg-tne Market Affortfs
Palace Catering Company
Army Y. M. C. A. Work.
Washington, April 5. The secretary
of war has directed that permission be
granted to the Army Toung Men's
Christian Association to establish Its
work at various army posts In the
United States and Porto Rico and the
Botkin Cast Prtcttds.
San Francisco, April 5. The taking
of testimony was concluded today and
argument was begun In the trial of Mrs.
Botkin on the charge of killing Mrs.
J. P. Dunning. The case will probably
go to the Jury Thursday.
No Action by Defense.
St. Louis, Mo., April 6. A bill of
exceptions In the case of Senator Bur
ton was not filed In the United States!
district court by the defense, but It Is
probable that It will be tomorrow.
Folk Will Not Acotpt
Kansas City, MO., April 6. Joseph W.
Folk stated tonight that he would not
accept the democratic nomination for
vice president of the United States If
It were offered to him.
A WOMAN TO BE PRETTY
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The finest contour of a female face, the
wettest smile ef a female mouth, loses
something If the head Is crowned with
cant hair. Scant and falling hair, It Is
now known, Is caused by a parasite that
burrows into the scalp to the root of tht
hair, where It taps the vitality. Tht lit
tle white scales tht germ throws up In
Burrowing are called dandruff. To curt
dandruff permanently, then, and to stop
railing nair, that germ must be killed,
Newbro't Herplcide, an entirely new re
sult of tht chemical laboratory, destroy
ma oancirurr germ, and, of course, stops
tht falling hair, and pravtnts baldntsk.
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