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, VOL. IV. NO. 22.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 11, 1907,
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
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TH ROUGHOUTr WEST
HURRY OF DEVELOPMENTS:
111 THE TELEGRAPHERS' STRIKE!
Stead spread of strike, continues. . First quota of "strike
breakers'' arrive in Chicago, where first violence occurs when
non-union man is badly beaten.' : '
. Chicago may be completely isolated by the cutting of tele
phone connections unless companies stop sending telegrams
over, phone wires. Board of trade in Chicago completely para
lyzed and but 17 operators out of a total of 2,800 employed by
Postal and Western Union are at work. "
Appeal will be made by national organization to depart
ment of commerce and labor for government to take over prop-
; ; erties of both companies if strike spreads to New York and
: other eastern- centers. -1 v ' v
Federation of Labor drawn into strike in Chicago when
Teamsters! union refuses to deliver goods to Postal or West
. era Union buildings.: ;.- 'T' :"0'; -v ;'.'':
Ultimatum will be presented to companies tomorrow ask-.
ing for eight-hour, day and 15 per cent , increase . in wages.. X
Upon refusal unions will call out all operators in the-United t
states ana ianaaa. .-: : .. f -.. .' . .
Cities last night affected by the strike in which business is
completely tied up include-: Chicago, Kansas City, Cleveland,
Cincinnati, New Orleans, Helena, Salt LakeCity, Dallas,
Texas; Los Angeles, Colorado Springs, Spokane,' Birmingham,
Butte, El Paso, Denver, Detroit, Springfield, Missouri ; South
Bend, Minneapolis, Nashville, Columbus, Memphis, St Louis,
.St Paul, Houston, Oklahoma -City, Little Rock, ' Beaumont
and Meridian, Mississippi. - Total operators now out 4,820.
Omaha and St Paul, the two relay stationa of the west,
went out at midnight, No messages can go west. V -.v, ,,;
Im4 t mm I
PARALYZED i flEII TO GO
City Completely Tied Up
Trunk Lines Grounded
No Wire-Working West
or South Stock -Market
and Board of Trade Suffer.
. .' v- . , i ... v . .
(Bant Ktwa hr Vji tmamt WH
Chicago, Aug- IlsTbf Ntelecrapa
trik It TMepln th country. All
eomBarotal Amartoa la thratead with
paralyala.' lUporta from all atloiui
ar omlaoua, Ninety- par cant of all
operators, ara du to flult work althar
Sunday or Monday. Chleao waa prao
UeaUy at a aUndatlU today. A'
Praaldaat Small . of tha Commarolal
Telaampbara la com Inc. Ha wired from
3!and today that all ofttoea, both
Pu Aaand . Weatarn Union, would be
hat tlTSeabrousH'out tha United Statea
by MondsyT There la no relief la sight.
The operatora are aanaulne. I
Twenty-four yeara of discontentment'
and brooding by telegraph operators,:
augmented by many- months of bueh-
powerful eorporatlons has
ma Dressing - 01 an
(Continued on : Pago Two.)
City Is HTotal PoitiC If Op
erators Leaye Posts Whole
Country Will Face Crisis
Situation', Acute.; and
Titanic Struggle On w
LATEST PnOTOGEAPn OF OIL MAGNATE
i v JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER
FOUR f.lAY DIE
Twenty-Nine - Injured : in
Great Northern, , Wreck
; Near. Milan,; Wash. '
Seetet Hews by Lesgeet teaeig Wire.)
Kaw Tork, Ang. 10.-rroni tho exprea.
alona of opinion made r offlolals of tha
Waatera Union and Postal companies
and from tha vttaranoea of members of
tho Ccommerclal Telegraphers union of
America today It seems oertala that tha
1,00 operator In thlaieUy will go oat
a strike either tomorrow or Mon
day. ' v i " -5 '-. .
Tha strike which atarted In Ix An
geles after tha Western. Unloa had dis
charged ona man sod J spread rapidly
through tha middle west threatens area
tonight to aweep Into New Tork. In tho
offlcea of both great companies here,
the menwero restleea, moat of them
eager I4nav0 the order "strike" ahot
Over the wlrea by President Small of tha
union, wno la in nan rTanciaoo.
6o. aoute has v the situation beoomo
that Mr. Small baa decided to make San
"T ' (Continued on Page Four.)
- (Boeeui XHapatek . t .' Te JoarsaL) "
Bpokana. Wsah. ' Aug. ll-Oreat
Northern passenger train No. 4, easv
bonnd. was wreoked today two miles
waat of Milan, Washington. ': . Twehty
nine were Injured and . four nay - die.
Many fipokane people were an tha train.
A aleeper, a day Coach and a diner left
tha track snd rolled over several times.
The engineer waa able to stop, tha en
gine In time to nrevent the rest' of the
care from. leaving the rails. .The causa
of the accident la thought - to be the
apreadlng of .tho rails. A wreck train
arrived at 1 p. in. and has not returned.
A great 'many passengers - received
seratdiea,- outs and bruises. Eight fer
sons - who reached hero on a special
were carried on stretchers and in am-
bulanoea - to DonDltals. A thousand
Feople are at the depot . looking for
rlenda snd relatives. i
The officials here say tha track waa
recently Inspected, ao there muet have
oeen a qeract in tha rail. Tho train waa
going 16 miles an hour. ..
Conductor Charles Holllngsworth was
tha worst hurt. Ha la expected to die
any hour. He was In tha amoker when
It plunged Into tha ditch. (
Following la a partial list of the
injured: . A
Walter Jabouskt FatrSher, Wiaoonatn.
' Louis i.eleke. Snnksna. .
Alex Mslenkl. Spokana ' '
Timothy Hurley, Itoyalton, Minnesota.
Victor Maguaon, Hatton, North Lia
W. I Oliver. Oxkland. California. -
B. Roberts, Spokane. , ",
Edwin MclhtoKh, UuckeVe. '" '
John Chance. Newport. Washington.
- Nick Merches., Spokane.
J. O. Shapley, Indlanapolla.
John Hanson, Mnrehall, Minnesota. '
T, L. Dennlson, Elk. Washington. 't
; L. M. Coffee, trfingdon. North Dakota,
. A. J. Bower, , Pima. Washington, . ,
E. Jr. Beehorn, Spoksna.
. George Metres. St -Paul. -' .-.
J. E. Rivers, Oakland. California.
: IS TO RETIRE
Famous Prima Donna Will
wGrow, Grapes on Kanch
V in California, r' r
pTj-stery Surrounding Interests Behind North Coast Bail-
" road Show It to Be Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul
; Project, According to Eridence1 at Hand Now.' f i
(Continued on Pago Four.)
(Reent Vtw by Leaflet Leaeed Wire.)
Loa Angeles, Aug. 19. Madame Calve
who has trilled her way to tho hearts
of tha whole world and . who baa inci
dentally amassed a large fortune with
her lyrio honors, has decided to abandon
tho ataga and devote ber tlma to tha
culture of the vine In southern Califor
nia on a fsoo.oot ranch which aba
la about to purchase. - . ,
Tho famous prima donna In order to
carry oui ner plan nas aent ber bual
ness manager, B. Gordon, to t-om
Angeles with Instructions to buy 1,09
acres of tho moat - favored land la
southern California on which aha Is de
termined to establlah one of the most
sx tensive and celebrated - vineyards la
uiv worm. ,
More than this, declsred Mr. rinwlnn
Mm. Calve will come to southern Cal
ifornia, hereelf in a few weeks, bringing
-vn nor vwr ivy TmvT.nj worsen wno
have helped to moke -the' product of her
French vineyards famous in Europe.
Thees men. who are experts, will begin
work immediately under tha direction
of tho - diva herself who will : person
ally oversee tho beginning of the great
work that she has mapped out for her
self In California Madame Calvo la
expected In Loe Angeles about Septem
ber. Bha opena her American seaeon at
the fall festival In Bangor, -Maine, In
October and will -foe tinder the direction
of John Cort and Oscar , Hammersteln
for 40 weeks. But prior to this time
aha will hsva an opportunity to devota
nearly a month to bar California enter
prise. .... ... v
' Hears Call of thtt North. ' ; u
(Specie! Dlspetea te The JoaraaLt '
St. Helens, Or., Aug. 10. Wilbur O.
Muckla of St. ' Helena atarted for Kos
kswln, Alaska, Thursday avenlng. Ha
eccompanlee his coualn, Thomsa J,
Muckle. who has been vlsltlns hla nlit
I home after nine yeara - spent' in : tha
north. : '-..., i.
1 1 ' " i '
No Car Shortage at Present
; Time, Therefore It Is Be
HeVed No Strenuous Oppo
v sition Will Be Made for
' Enforcement of Clause.
Lnmbermen Contend , Pro
posed Increase of " East
bound Freight Bates Is in
J Eetaliation and -Defense
Against Coming Law.'
"Whether tho railroad companies of
Oregon will or will not fight tho validi
ty of the demurrage clause affective
August 11 In tho state railway regular
tion atatute of Oregon may depend noon
olrcumstances. , -At - the present' "time
there la little or ao car ahortago appar
ent In thla state, and practically no
eomplatnt from shippers. , Unlesa there
Is a recurrence of tha acuta ahortago
this, fall It la believed, tha railroad peo
ple will maka ' no 'Strenuous opposition
I to enforcement of the demurrage rule.
I' The question of the probable "policy
or tno Jtiarriman -management in tms
stats waa put directly to W. W. Cotton,
head of tho legal department, and ha
ana we red :
v. vo Oonatderatlom Tat,' " -7
"wa hsve- "ret vat arlvsn the mart.r
Con elderatlon. ' j-cannot say what will
come up. The.JagaX-ttnpartment ' la be
ing prodded on so many sides that wa
ay attention to too rreaneet prods ss
hey come an 4 do not try to antlcltiete
the future. There seems to be mouth
cars now, at least I hear no trouble re
ported from -the operating department,
and there are no more loud complaints
heard from tho ahlppera." 1
- It la being charged among lumber
mlllmen that tho proposed Inoreass of
the sastbound lumber rates by the
transcontinental lines Is In retaliation
and defense against ths forthcoming en
forcement of ths reciprocal demurrage
law in Oregon. - It is alleged that the
railroad companies will, la order- to
check sastbound lumber shipments, raise
ins raies just enougn- to reiaro. me
movement of this lumber to tho east
ern market e and thus control ths car
movement sufficiently to enable the Pa
cific divisions to retain a sufficient
supply of cars : to handls - tho general
business of tho coast, thereby evsdlng
ths danger of another ear shortage ana
heaw demur-rare damsses that would
be demanded by local shippers. When
this phase or tho Question was outlined
to Mr. Cotton ha meditated a mCment
and then renlled:
'-mat s would . ta a very roellah
aTo Definite anatsmsa.
Ha declined . to make anv definite
statement aa to tha probable attitude
of tho railroads toward tho demurrage
olause or Its bearing upon the proposed
rale of eastbound lumber rates.
The lumber manufacturers of Ore roe
and Washington have combined to op
pose tha enforcement of the advanoed
rate, and have employed J. N. Teal of
thla city, with other counsel, to carry
their ease before ths stste rsllway and
Interstate commerce eomralestons. Ths
railroad oon-ipanlea have through their
freight traffic officials outlined their
plans in regard to ths raise, and ahow
no disposition to recede from them. A
long end determined legal battle eeems
The lumber manufacturera. while ad.
mttttng that thsrs has been a materia)
advance In the price of lumber In the
last II months, allege that this ad
vance has been duo to the Increaaod
cost of. labor and suppllea. and the
higher price Of logs. They maintain
mat mev are not m axing any more
money than formerly under tha lower
lumber schedules, and assert thst only
by the smallest margin were most of
tno mills saved rrom bankruptcy dur
ing tha car ahortagea of the last two
yeara They assert that thsy cannot
stand a raise of tho eastbound r.t.
because ths competition of southern
pine In the markets of ths middle waat
will drivs Paclfio ooast lumbar out of
tnoee marxeta, .. ..
Tha railroad companies,' by evidence
Sfsters of the Holy Names of
Jesus and Mary Will Comr
i memorate Fiftieth Anni
; versary of Work by Build
'.: ing Woman's Institution.
Seyenty Acres Adjacent to
Willamette Biver Above
MUwaukie WC1 Be Site
School Will Biyal Tassar,
Wellesley and Others.
f t. '".,': - ''.,'-...' . ... . .
Between 1,500 and 2,000 Mea
.Will.: Go Back to-Work
After Six Weeks' Vacation
Decision BeacMd Yes-
! terday at Meeting.
(Continued on Pago Four.)
Mystery that has surrounded tha In
terests back of tha North Coaat railroad
a being penetrated with raya of light
hats show the North Qonat road, to
is a Chicago, , Milwaukee eV 8t Paul
roject Evidence that la regarded as
oncluslve Is' furnished by the Washlng
on railway commission map Just pun
ished, and the operations of tha Mil
waukee road's timber buyers along the
'oute of the North Coaet road from the
lummlt of the Cascades to Chehalls and
n to Grays Harbor. , .
What. BTarvey Chows. ' .''',?
Tha official aurvey filed by the north
oast with the Washington railway aoro
ntsslon shows ths line 'beginning at
vaua vvaiiR ana running wm to utin-
nution, n"r rvniiuia, on the
k of the Columbia river, thenae
asco, paralleling the Northern I'a
lo. which it crosses at rtaco. From
hat point It croesea f i" Columbia river
.t Richland, and f owe ths Yakima
Iver to -North Yak una, thenra to the
inadwatera of Rritilesnake crek and
hrouxh Cowllts inns, which gateway
vas from tha first tha Milwaukee (
avowed route Over tha Caacadea. Waat
of tho aummlt tha Una follows down
ths Cowllts river, passing through ths
coel fields In the vicinity of Core, where
well-known Milwaukee agenta have pur
chased 1,000 aorea of coal, besidea tim
ber lands. -:.. j . .
At Neetkaths aurvey branehee, a aptir
froing norm to me eouna ana tne main
ine running aouth to Portland. Ths
north branch at Ladd makee Its con
nection with ths Tacoma Kaatern, which
haa for? a year been under' option to
tha Milwaukee road. From that point
It swings east snd north, crosses the
Oregon A Washington survey made by
tha llarrlman people, and parallel a their
line to Tacoma. ;
The North Coaet line to Portland pro
ceeds from Nenlka eouth westward to a
point near the Northern Paclno snd the
Oregon A Washington right-of-way at
the Toutlea river, end parallel them
to tnis city, via Vancouver.
Tits la Vloely Here.
in eaetern Waalilnrton tha 'North
Coast road worka admirably Into the
Milwaukee's scheme of tapping the
wheat belt. At a point north af tha
Taklma river, near Chandler, It branehee
Continued aa Pag Four.)
FRISCO OPERATORS TO VOTE
President Small to v Pass
Upon Constitutionality :
V of Present Strike. -
(Bearst Hew by Lesgeet Leased Whs.)
Ban Francleoo, Aug. 10. Tomorrow
at a meeting Of tb local union of , tha
telegraphers, it will be decided If a
trlke ahall be called. v Should tha vote,
two-third being necessary, favor ths
strike tha operator will leave their key
In tha Western Union - office Monday
noon. Ths meeting Is to be held at tha
headquarter of Local 14, Commercial
Telegraphers' - Union . of America, at
Bunaet hall In Oakland. National prea-
Ment Small will be at the meeting.
This afternoon President Bmall re-
eelved a telegram from LAhor Cnm-
mlnsloner Nelll' relative to the strike
situation In Ban Frenoleco and Oakland.
Preeilent Hmall refused to make known
the contents of the telegram. It Is
stated, however, that the lalKr commis
sioner referred" to the agreement en
tered Into on July 1. when the strike
) i i
PRESIDENT 8. J. SMALL
Two Thirds AffirmatiYe
Will' Call. Every Union
( Man" From Ills Key.
difficulties at that tlma war aattlad. .'
Today President Small was In receipt
of numerous telegrams from all parts
of tha country. In many cltle local
unlona are awaiting hla word before
striking and at present he la unpre
pared to give It. The ectlon of the var
ious t oca la throughout the country have
raised a question ao to whether the
steps taken are In eecttrrianc with h.
constitution of tha operatora' union and
wunin tne next Tew days President
Bmall will be called unon tn ! ih.
question of sonatltutlonallty.
Boards Call Btrtkea.
Ths strikes In the various (!. h...
ben called In most Instances by the
executive boards and it is said ths con
stitution provides that two-thirds of
the members shall ote on the question
before anyl action Is taken. Tomorrow
ths member of the union which governs
(Continued on Pag Two.).
A woman's college rivaling Vasssr.
Wellesley, Smith and Trinity., to coat
over 11,000,000 When fully eomnleted.
will be atarted In Portland early in tha
spring of HOI by the Bisters of tha
Holy Name of Jeeua and Mary In com
memoration of tha fiftieth anniversary
of their educational work in tha north
weat. Seventy-sores of rich land lying
adjacent to the Willamette river above
MUwaukla, aoqulrad by tha slaters whsn
lana was chesp, will be tha home of
what will bo the largeat denominational
educational Institution west of ths Mis
sissippi river. .
Quietly Sought Land. ' .
Last vtar lh. Hi.t.r , nMi.
ama u'aOy purchased a sightly tract
pf 70 aoree overlooking tha Willamette
imi ntjwia aauwauKie. it is a portion
of ths old Grove place snd ths broad
sores gently slops downward to ths
waters arias with m. front. -
100 yards. On this attractlvs alts will
ds reared gradually ths stately struo-
turva uisi win givs ths college Its
.rcuiiociurai rama. mt mai. v it i.
hoped that some dosen college buildings
will cover the" rrounrl. fumt.h in .
homo for each department of the colle
giate , work. Plans Just st this tims
are In their Infancy but Instesd of mod-
7..? ruuy college, the famous
Catholic girls -school In Washington,
D. C, ths slatsrs here wilt trv to Intent
rest amount of originality la thslr
witt mtyai TMhitr.
Whatt the Portland enlist ...
tatned the point for which ths sisters
strlvs Its only rival among the Cathollo
schools In America will be Trinity.
Nothing la tha weat approachea in alae
or scope the Institution Drooosed bv
th Sisters of tho Holy Names of Portland.
Workman ara now angsged In clearing
away tha stumpaga aund undergrowth
from the Immediate .location of tha
buildings, and the entire tract will be
no oi we rana unaergrowth which di
minishes its beauty. It la planned at
this time to begin lsylng out the
grounds with soms pretense at land
scape gardening la order that future
tlms might be devoted entirely to erect
ing college buildings. . .
At this tims It Is believed that tha
first building can be commenced early
"w i"iib; "i . in oraer to ntly
carry out the celebration of ths fiftieth
anniversary of tho entrance of the Bis
ters of tho Holy Namos of Jesus and
Mary Into tha educational sphere of the
great Oregon territory. It waa In 15
that tho order came to the Oregon ter
ritory to enlighten both tho native In
dians and the children of tha frontlere
man. They established St Mary acad
emy for girls, and since thsn their edu
cational inatttutlons have spread to
every olty of ooneequenee In tho north,
west and have gradually; extended
northward Into Alaska.
An atudenfas Welcomed.
' While tha atmosphere of tb Cathollo
Institutions lei essentially Catholic,
students of other - denominations are
welcomed, and all attempts to Influence
Another Important Feature
of Gathering' Was Propo
sition to Financially and
Morally ; Assist : Lumber
men in Their Fight -
Logging camp on tho Columbia river
and tributaries will resume operations
this week and between. 1.600 and 1,000
men will go back to tho woods after a
six-weeks vacation. This decision was
reached at a gathering of loggers In tho
rooms of tho chamber of commerce yes
terday afternoon, -tha meeting having
bean called ostensibly for tha purpose of
coming to an understanding; whether to
log or not to . log; for ths tlms being.
Soma of tha camps ar ready to begin
work at once, while ethers will have
of the men having
to get crews together gradually because
fields and tha fishing grounds. Th
tons to ths harvest
(Continued on Page Four.)
meeting wss well stterrded so that what---,
over was said, practically ' voiced tho
sentiments - of all the interests la tha
logging Industry, j
. Will Assist 'Xiambennen.
' Aside from- the decision referred to
sbovs ons Important feature of the ses
sion was ths proposition to financially
and morally assist In ths lumbermen's
fight against the railroads for defeat
of ths proposed measure to advenes the
freight rates- on lumber from the Pa
clfio northwest to points east of tho
Rockies. Upon motion It . was unani
mously agreed that each mill donate
12.60 per thousand feet cut for one day
to the fighting fund which haa already
been augmented by liberal subscriptions
rrom tns lumDermen. Home 01 tho
larger logging concerns at this rate will
corns forward with from $750 to 11.000.
In expressing their views relative to the
proposed advance, the loggere said they
could not understand what the railroad
people were driving at except that they
perhaps planned to retard ,the progress
of the Pacific coast by crlapling its in
dustries. Of all those present.- every
one laid stress upon the seriousness of
tne situation ana there were soms who
said that should tho rate be advanoed.
at least half of the lumber mills snd
logging osmps would cease to exist-
Absorbtton of the unreasonable advanoe, ..
they held, would be Impossible since ths
freight on lumber from this city to Chi- -cago
Is already oonalderably mora thaa
th actual price of tho material.
Market Kow (rood.
The meeting waa presided over hr
H. a Clair of ths Twl.1 Falls Logging
company, who at tho end of th meet
ing etated that the close down of tb
camtie had brought about the desired
result, a healthier condition of the mar
ket. While there srs logs enough In
th water to run the mills for a couple
of months without another atlck being
dumped Into the booms, there Is no
oversupply, and It Is considered neces
sary to havs snough on hand to Insuro
uninterrupted sctlvlty for the manu
facturers should the market so demand.
It is stated that ths demand for log
la good so that there appears to b no
cause for a revision of quotation.
Figures were presented showing th
exsot quantity of logs available for
the mills. They had been carefully
compiled by competent men sent to tho
camp for that particular purpose. Ac
cording to thes figures there ar 146..
000.000 feet of lore cut, In the Colum
bia river district, but 15,000,000 feet of
' (Continued on Pag Four.)
Lone Watchman on Property Smoked Ilis Pipe, Enjoy
; . ing Solitude of the Night as He Made His Hounds,
for There Was Nothing Doing.
Dark, deao'btte, gloomy and lonely, tha
MUwaukla club, standing apeeter-llke
with tta white fences reaching forth like
giant arms, was as forlorn Isst sight as
a squatter's hut, In th forest primeval.
Nothing doing." said th Ion watch,
man, who smoked a pip and enjoyed
th solitude of th night as he made his
rounds of ths property to see thst no
harm resulted to It
. TlffU Xtoaely Oaa. '
Occasional oars flitting by with
orowds of merrymaker on their way to
amusement resorts relieved ths monot
ony of his Vlult, but ths rattling of the
ker chips, ths whir or the Uttl
poker chips, ths whir or th
ball In ths roulett wheel and th mut
tered oath of a gambler aa luck turned
against him, were not heard, (tumbling
no longer prevailed and the man who
watched the elub house and the grnun la
no longer feasted hla eyes on the
stacks of gold and greenbacks, and ao
dlsguated was he with alt sorts of fam
ine that he even refused to ln1ul Mm
self with a game of solliiilre. In.t
sent- ' ,frMh In Lis memory
tO V N 11'S pi IV.
W:. , j,aed.
who oprt tho club, resident of Mtl
waukle. the real taxpayers and rltiaene
who have the Interests of the UtUe city
ft heart, 'panned resolutions placing
themselves on record as orHincd to the
Milwaukte club anil In favor of closing
the notorloua resort. TheY want tie
world to know that the residents mht
ar looking to the welfare ef the city
re not In sympathy with the petitioner
who sent a document to th county au
thorltlea favoring the club.
Chang of Heart.
William M. Sellwood, originally on
of the signers of the petition favoring
gambling, has had a chanira of he.n
tnnd wrote a lettar to Itev, y. M. Fil -
in which he offered to do all he ran! 1
to suppreaa gambling In M!lnKi.
Hev. Mr. Flaher Is paitor of the f- v im.
gellcal association and will ft - ii i
(rambling que-tion at Imiigi
Ing. The t-etiUon
"Oypose GamtJ'n r.