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VOL. VI. NO. 137.
PORTLAND. OREGON, TUESDAY EVENING, AUGUST IS, 1807. SIXTEEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS. ifJl m Jn 31
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STBANGE WAENIXGS SENT BY THE BLACK. HAND. '
iliocal Offices Practically De
N. serted by Telegraphers -
Only Managers and Chiefs
Eemairi to Work Wires
iVancouTer Operators Out
N Twit the axcentlon of a fW Pre dla-
7 patch received this morning; Portland
. telegraphically 1 oompiewy -iwuwa
from the rat of tn wona. . r-racucaiiy
. - all wires In th city are dead. Messages
ara being refused as far as possible at
' the local erf lcea. Those accepted are
' tuilnar taken aubleot to Indefinite delay.
v i Both -the Western Union and Postal
' companies were lurmer oiocaeu h
efforts to relieve the congaaUon of their
- - r,ttnm this mnrnlnf when operator at
'.. Canadian points refersed to handle tele-
, graphic business lefcnd 'to
points in the United States. ,
fluillui Offer A1AV
T Until noon today Canadian operators
were accepting; invBKKa m
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, portions of the United tttntes from the
v pacific coast over tne wires in riiimu
territory were effectually blocked.
The crisis In the Portland situation
waa reached at ft minutes past 1 e'cloclt
of the local union, unable longer to hold
, the member In check, blew tils whistle
in niw i i iv v. vuv w.. - -
, the 60 operators on duty at the analn
s and fbdey the- office. Is pracUcaUy de-
' Of the .-operators remaining t tne
( keys there are Chief Operator , Robb,
. Traffic - Chief ; Aneonr Night Chief
Humphreys. Wlra Chief W. E Brooks,
Miss Knapp and George McMahon.
Neither of the two Utter belong to the
,: union.,'-.. - . '."'' , ,-,-' "-"V
. . . Boa in ess PeMlysed.
'Western Union business is paralysed.
Mesaagea are neither coming or going,
' although there are peralstent efforts on
the part of the officers and the two
' operators remaining at the keys to press
through a part of the Immense busi
ness which Is tied up. '
Lroral Manager William Dinners of
the Western Union was non-committal
this morning when asked regarding the
-. situation. He stated, however, that he
, believed that the full working force by
-night would 'number It men. .Efforts
. 1Q import ! inDuitmnTin, iw w " i
owing to the fact that every station
. In. the eountrv is in the same -t red lca-
" ment. the supply of operators not be-
Ing equal to the demand, and at the
' same, time many of the idle operators,
while not members of any union, re-
fuse steadfastly to help out the cmo
. panlea. . . .
m. . losel stem. Also- .Out..
Immediately after the walkout In the
1 Western Union offices last night, the
; operators went quietly up the street
their numbers were augmented by a
doaen men who left their keye at the
(Continued en Page Two.)
1 ,; ; Cbaries P NeilL
Who la Strlrlnt: to Effect Settlement of the Btrljce,
ALL CITIES TIED UP BY
TELEGRAPHERS WALK OUT
Business -of s Country - Paralyzed by Strike Associated
Press Put Out of Commission, But United Press and v
. , - Hearst Ne,ws Leased Wires in Operation. " ,-
Portland Operators i State
.Their Grievances and De-
; mand New York Scalc-i-
v Discriminations Alleged
by Strikers. , , . "
WILL ROUGH IT
IfJ EASY CHAIRS
Harriman's Sons Will Have
Sof t-Boiled Time While
Ilunting in West. "
' .- (Jownal Special Ssrvlee.)
Ban Francisco", Aug. II. That B. It
Harriman's , two sons will not have to
t "rough It" to any 'great extent during
their coming hunting, and fishing trip
. in the vicinity of Pyramid Is Indicated
. by the preparations which are being
- made for their comfort and which
! among other things Include such baga
telles as special steamboat, special teles'-
graph line and artistically furnished
hunting lodge. - What further steps have
been taken to provide the two heirs of
the magnate's millions with a correct
and' proper idea of life in the west are
not generally known but the preaump-
tlon is that everything else is on the
same scale. , - ' -
The party consists of B. H. Harrl
- man, his two sons, a doctor and tutor.
r The special steamer Is for the purpose
of transporting the Junior Harrtmans
cross the lake when their hunting in
stincts bgln to flutter. If Harrlman re.
mains with the beys a special telegraph
' line will be used probably for bualnem
matters With the outside world, hut If
he leaves them to their gory deeds as-It-
Is thought he will It will be to ke-p
the fVher In communication With his
- -V.nre are probably no two boys In
...u whole world who made such a hap
rv choice- of a parent as did Harrl
ninn's ions. Two years ago they were
takan to China end Jnpan and W -he
4and of chrysnnlhemums undi-r the most
favorable circumstances. Thy were
1 taken to court and had an opnortu
nlty to compnra the life of sone of the
orient!- doxpot with that of the trana-
' nortatioo dcapot.
-. (Jeanal SpMtal Berrloa.) ... , .
Chicago. Aug. II. The strike ef the
commercial telegraphers" has paralysed
the entire country and It is practically
impossible to - transmit a commercial
message anywhere ; today. - Excepting
the United Prees and Hearst News Ser
vice, press, reports, .Including tha Asso
ciated Prees. are tied up.
Havlnr recognised the union . by
agreement with 'the or ga pi zed telegra
pher the, United Press -and Hearst
New leased wire serviOs are both irt
commission, while other press servtews,
which have hitherto refused to recognise
the union, are tied up. "
The strike ' la aeneral and", there Is
hardly an office of any oonsequenoe in
tne united states wnere a wamont nae
not occurred. - Business interests are
paralysed: the railroad telegraphers re
fuse to - handle commercial messages
and telephone lines, are ao overcrowded
that the service is almost useless.
President 8. J. Small of the telegraph,
ere union la now en route to -this city,
where he will -confer with Labor Com
missioner Nelll, President Samuel Goro
pers cf the American Federation of lat
her ' and the national officer of ' the
various- labor bodies. . President Small
la expected to asayme direct control of
int situation ana issue .oraers to . tne
striking telegraphers from this eity.
The strike of the Associated Preas
operators followed a. demand for in-
treased wages on the part of the opera
ors. - The demand was submitted to
General Manager Stone, but he refused
to pass upon it before submitting It to
ins Doara or directors. 1 ne sinus fol
lowed. . It waa flrat agreed that oper
ators on market wlrea should be al
lowed to work. It was learned, how
ever, that In- many places these wires
were- being uaed for commercial tnee
sages, and in' these Instances the opera
tors .were caiiea irora ineir Keys, in
some other cities the market operators
left therr deeka of their own accord.
" United " States Labor Commissioner
Nelll arrived here yesterday and will
do- what-he ean toward untangling the
difficulties between, the operators and
the companies, A preliminary confer
ence le being held today between Nelll
and- Gompers, at whloh the general attua
tlon la being fully discussed. Both are
familiarizing themselves with ' every
phase with a view of taking It up with
President Small when he arrives tomor
row. : :- . -'-v ....-,
HI U STANDING FIRM
Chicago and New York Offices Are Working Students as
Strikebreakers, But Unable' to. Handle. Much Bust
ness -Meal Tickets Issued to Men Out.
- (Joaraal aeeelal DarvUs.) ( '. ,
Chicago, Aug. -IS. This city la com
pletely tied up ao far a telegraphic
communication I concerned. A number
ef strikebreakers . have been . Imported
by both the Western Union and Postal
companies, but the email force at work
1 Inadequate and message have accu
mulated by the thousand, Both com
panies have been mailing many of these
messages to their destination. - - -
At the Western Union offices It Is
claimed that 200 operators are at work
and the Poatat claim "to have 100. menj
on Its wires hefe. This, the nnlon rnenl
declare, la untrue, the forces being less
than one-third as large as claimed. .The
men who are at work are student and
many of them are Incompetent. .
There la no algn of weakening on the
part of the strikers. - Meal ticket are
being issued bv the executive board and
the men declare they will Stay out until
they. win their point. A large fund haa
been accumulated to pay tha expenses
of the strike and tha union is prepared
to fight to the last ditch. - ,
Both- sides are confident of winning.
The strikers ' declare that there le no
Fioeslblllty of their losing and being
orred to return to work and the com
panies declare that they ara equally as
sure that the emplrtyr will have to
give In. The oompan take tha stand
that the operators have been dis
charged and a notice haa been Issued
at the Wester Union office to the
strikers aaklng that they call for their
pay - ,'
. Reporte from . New York show sthat
the strike there has 'been general. The
same reports are received from all
large cities of the 'country. .
HEAVY LOSSES FOR
STANDARD OIL STOCK
(Journal Special Bervlot.) " .' .
New Tork. Aug. It. The humble tel
egraph operator la .doing to the Stand
ard OH company mora than the United
Btatea conrta can. On the curb to1ay In
UU City Ut prlu 01 fcludjtf 4 Oil UUA
went eharnly lower until It struck till
a share This Is the lowest point ever
rosched by the soctirlty of the Rocke
feller concern and Indicates that at last
holders of that atock are weakening. A
year and a half avo tne Standard stocks
ui4 a high, a (its a aiuua,
Telegraph' operator In Portland are
not striking In sympathy with any ether
union In the country. Their list " of
grievancea Included local discrimination
both In wage and against operators, be
cause the latter belong-to the union,
and It iheld that these are hi direct
violation of the agreement signed and
entered" Into by President Clowry of
the Western Union, when the Ban Fran
cisco trouble was settled a short time
ago. r:' -:
The New Tork vhMiiU niui. wfclMH
President 8am Small and officiate of the
two companlee will confer in. Chicago
this week, will be practically the aame
aa la to be adopted in Portland tomor
row outmlng and presented to the local
managers cere., it will ask for an
eight-hour day, a IS per cent Increase
In wares and tvnewrttara to h. fur.
nlshed by the companies arhlch require
typewritten copy of telegraphio matter.
.-v Striken Sold lueuagv .'.
All tha (natters of Vital ImMfiwi
to the men and women who have been
compelled to tie up the buainaaa world
of tha country In order te receive jua
tlca from the hands of the corpora
tions employing them .were discussed
freely thf morning at the meeting, of
the local union whlrA w.. . k.i. i
Drew halL- - t T '' ,'
- It -was a quiet. Jovial and orderly
meeting. No words of harsh denuncla
H"L'sr2. heard. It wae business from
afart to finish and over it all waa prev
alent the the ton of unrelenting deter
mination to ask .for what was1 right
and secure It by remaining away front
(Continued en Page Fourteen.)
HITS TO VOTE
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United States'. Senator Ful
?i ton Says It Costsl Too j
v Much to Come Home.
vVv;:---tl ;.vrrr" -.- '''.Vt
r United Bute ; Senator Charles' W.
Fulton wanU te vote next year when
he comes up for re-election, but doe not
want to com home at the holiday
va -to -rogiaier,-ana to that end is at
the Imperial hotel today on hi way to
oaiem wnere Be win take up the ques
tion with Secretary of Bute r. W. Ben.
eon and Attorney-General a. ft. ..Craw-
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Would Bertetw at OasttaL
Senator Fulton believes - w- MM v -
devised whereby the Oregon delegation
mwtr waamngion, qualifying
them to vote next year and aave the
long Journey, time and expense Incurred
in coming back to 'Oregon. HI Idea la
to have a deputy clerk appointed at
Waahington by the various county
elerka of the oountle In which th
member Of the Oregon delegation re
side, who can administer oatha and take
ma luunee ana ui in aetalla connected
with registering aa legally in Washing
ton a If th member were actually In
their home state.
The Idea la a novel one and will be
cioseiy loosed into narore any action
la taken. Senator Fulton explained that
the time eet aalde for registering Is In
the holldaya which he says Is his
busiest time In Washington. At that
time of the year ha ia enrared in mini
Over the work of congress In which he
is interested ana in preparing his af
fairs for tha ansulna session aft k-
holldaya . . ,7 .r
"Going home to register " ' ald Sen
ator Fulton thl morning, 'cornea at an
inopportune time ror m aa welt aa for
the reat of th membera .fnm-nnn
and if way ean be found to obviate the
necessity of making th long and ex
pensive Journey bark to Oregon, I am
sure It will meet with favor from the
other membera . , K. , .'. ,
Trip X Oostly Oae. ' t
It a deDutv elerk can be armolnteil
to attend to the duties In Washington.
I think th leiral phase of the question
can be eatlsfled. I am on my way to
Salem to take up the question with the
attorney general and aecretary of state
and hop to find some way whereby we
ean save making the long trip to Ore
gon and buck, to Washington. Not only
does the trip require much of our time,
but la a great expense. I do much of
my work In the holiday receas' and die
like very much to think of losing the
time required by th Journey."
Senator Fulton refuse to discuss hi
position in regard to Statement No. 1,
aaylng that he did not think It would be
courteous In him to say anything that
might te construed as an effort on hi
li uii iniv iv ,11. Bim- irRi.iRKiri
ow they should art 'on th question.
adding that It should- b a matter qf
owttsuisnee with them. ; '
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'Thl lliuitratlon-la a fac-elmtle of the strange document seized at one of '.the- raid, on Armenian
' blackmailers following the murder of Tavihanjiaa,' the millionaire Armenian merchant of New Tork City.
The dagger, piercing the heart are a alnlster warning against treason,7, and the; photographs are .of three
victims of the blackmailing band. The Inscription' gives the; names of .the victims and adds: "As to these,
to' all ' traitors.' .' Many wealthy : Armenian merchants,' In different cities, ' hare .- lived In terror since the
receipt" of. this doeament,;.: i ;,.;V''''.:..Vv.,' V -, f .
Master of , Bark Serria Borf
Throws SaTings 6f'Crew;t;i
...y and Disappears. . - '
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! (Jaermal Spectil Ssrvlc.).'. .. .
Baa .Francisco, .Aug. , 1J The bark
Servla, first of the Alaska Packers' aa-
oclatlon'a fleet to reach Ban Franclaeo,
ha arrived from Karluk after aa ab
sence of three months. N The ; Servla
brings newa of a report current at Kar
luk that two boatload of Japanese had
landed on Kodtak Island by-Shellkof
straight, visited on of the settlement
there and 111 treated th Indians.
On the voyage up to Karluk Captain
Behrnsen 1 said to hav deserted th
Servla, owing a considerable amount -f
money both to th crew and confiding
person on shore. -Th Bervla's officer
ay that while loading up their cargo at
Belllngham. Washington, th ' captain
left his ship and ha not been alnc
seen. It Is - said that the captain re
ceived 200 from th company' repre
sentative at Belllngham. $300 from th
agent of Rothschllda, borrowed all th
par money saved by th crew. Includ
ing 150 from the oabln bay,, and dlsap-
S eared. The first mat say the captain
clayed the ship for two weeks at Na
nalmo in order that he might enjoy, him
self ashore. -
IS NOT GRANTED
Heavy Blow Struck, at Unit
V'&BallroaWby New San h
Francisco Board. ,..
r' Oesraal Special Serrtoe.) . "" '.
'- Baa Francisco, Aug. ' II. -A heavy
blow .was truck-at th United Rail
road by th new hoard of aupervlsora
last night when they, denied, the ever
head trolley " permit, and took, the first
tep ; looking to - abolition, . IS month
banc,' of all overhead electrlo wirea in
the district eastward from Devlsadero
treet. Thl I In direct repudiation vt
the permit granted by the boodle board
at a cost to the company. It ia claimed,
of - f 450,000. Only bitter opponent of
the United Railroad hav favored thl
extreme action. The resolution . pro
vides that all telephone, telegraph, trol
ley and power wlrea In that portion of
the city-between Devlsadero ctreet and
the ferry be placed under ground.
X J -.Win Welcome Magnate. ' ;
. (Special DtSMtch te Tea Jon real. i
Klamath Fall. Or.. Aug. IS Kxten
alve preparation ar being mad for th
entertainment, of E. H. Harrlman when
he come to thl part 'of th country
oon on a pleasure trip.
OFFERS TO SEAL
Unusual Offer to Sign Pledga
.Made byWifebeater Is
Spurned by Spouse.
Like Faustua th hare ef Immortal
Ooetbe's absorbing tale, who sealed hi
compact with Mephistophele In hi
life' blood, A. E. Thomas, the conduc
tor, of the Portland Ralway. Light and)
Power oogipany, arrested mat week foil
brutally assaulting hi wife, announced)
his willingness In police court thl
morning to follow th lead of War
guerlt' Jover In the manner of aurx
criblng to a total abstinence pledge.
. Thomas when called before th court
for arraignment on a charge of wlf
beating dramatically turned to hla wlf
and said i "If you'll only take m back.
I'll algn a atipulatlon in my own blood
not to touch a drop of liquor." :
SUeno Waa Oppreaslve, ' .
Th unusual character of th proposl
tlon caused an oppressive silence in th
courtroom, which waa only broken when,
the aggrieved wife declared In a voice
filled with emotion. "I don't want to
live with you again another moment,
and would not have anything to do with
you even If you shed a quart of blood.4
(Continued on' Pag Two.)
; AW MAIL
' Portland members ef the Boilermak
er' 1 union who are out on trlk In
sympathy with atrlkar at Lea Angel
ar uneoie to get any eiegrapnio com.
munloatlon with the Lo Angeles man.
on account ef the Telegraphere strike,
and ar awaiting ' newa by mall con
cerning development In th atrlk sit
uation In California. It haa been, re
ported that W. M. Carter, foreman of
the Loe Angelee ahop. who, removal
til demanded by the men, haa volun-
l-.ll- . - i .... 1 - .1 ,.. . Al-Mn
. 1 1 ' 1 1 . 1 1 . .. .Ill, 1 1 1 n B BU..l.lH.'.lk
of th trouole la in progress. . . ,
- Carter Iavea Servioe.
A dlanatch to The Journal thla morn
ing from I.oa Anxelea atated that Car
ter had taken tue Initiative and left
the aervlce of the Southern Pacific com
pany 10 accept emnlovment In machln
shop at Los AiiKBlea. Ills treatment
of tk men under him waa tha cause of
the trouble which a week aao precipi
tated a gxiicral strike of 'bollormakers"
on the femutherrc fiu-lflo System, when
lot toa la Cal. forma, Ontgop. Nevada
'Dispatch From. Los Angeles Today to The Journal Statci
i That Foreman Carter lias designed and Settle-. .
.rt'f:!;'Sv nient 'of ..'.Trouble Is in Process.
and Idaho walked out' The men did not
aak that Carter be dismissed from the
service, but wanted him deposed from
the foremanahio. They chartrnd that .
uaed abualv language, and that he din
criminated In favor of members of a
ecret order with which he waa con
The Southern Paclflo
ered arbitration, but the men rtu.ei il
fearing that arbitrators would luetlf
Carter. They . state,! t hut they wouM
prefer to deaf direct wUh II. J innll
P' r'i BiiJ-iimoiMifui 01 nwvuv power
of the Southern . I'm 1 f ! sveteni wikuh
thev rsarld aa a f Mr .'irt.urni.'ir 1,
f'Hng the new uLnMnti Cfnie.l .y
Carters re.lgnt loo ' p.' . i.' i, 1 ..
lively known j,el;, ,4 u, 4J t
rnakr"on strike from Torn-iM
Oieiron Shops are still out. II. J. ;
mad tha followln statxmoa:
Waa gioall Snya.
. 'Toreman Cursor bus ran'. ) .
own accord. He.'eniiy h I . .
aev.rnl alvontH."iiH of . i
rlilae shiipa lo L Am
he la to receive ",r" " 1
gettlll In th K'.'1'h'..M
All 1 krvw is t' h h '
reirard l.im a I '
ho f ir as 1 ' 1
m i i v toe ( ' -' I -
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