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JOB WITH A. F. OF L.
IS IN RE,
He'afld Other Conservative Lead
ers of Labor Realize Radicals
Are Trying to Gain Control.
EXPLAINS COAL STRIKE MOVE
(Action Taken by Federation Heads
to Serve What They Consider
Best Interests of Country.
By David Lawrence
Washington. Nov. 11. Rffrponsi
billty for the contlnuanoe of the coal
strike Vested upon one man John
L. Lewis, president of the United
Mineworkers of America. Confer
ences between Samuel GomperB,
president of the American Federa
tion of Iabor, and Attorney General
Palmer had proceeded to the point
where an agreement was almost
reached and needed only the ap
proval of Lewis, but the latter
blocked the Hettlcment.
Since this article was written
Lewis has agreed to the cabling off
Of the coal strike. Ed.
Gompers looked at the question from !
the broad point of view of the advan-!
tare or disadvantage to labor as a whole
in the present controversy. He wanted ,
to see the Injuctlon proceedings dia- I
missed because of the vital precedent
tha . it was about to establish, and evl- j
dently thought that a rescindinfi of the
Irlke order In the coal fields was not j
too great a price to pay.
'LEWIS BLOC KS PROGRESS j
But Lewis thought otherwise, since he
looked at the question from the point ;
Of view of the ibiners and !u own re-
latlonship to the strike a knowledge
that should he falier In the course he
has outlined for himself his own stand
. inn 'with the miners might be Imperiled.
So the statement issued "by the Amer
ican FedeVatton of Labor denouncing the
injunction proceeding at Indianapolis
and declaring that the American federa- j
tion thought the coal strike justified and j
would put all Its 'power and resources
behind said strike must be viewed in i
the light of Friday's conferences between
the attorney general and Gompers.
GOMPERS' JOB IMPERILLED
They reveal what has been all too
apparent in Washington in recent
months, namely, that Samuel Gompers
is afraid he may lose his job and that
the "boring from within" which William
Z. ' Foster of the steel strikers urged
upon his colleagues of the 1. W. W. faith
in asking them to get on the Inside of
the American Federation of I abor is
at last having its effect in thaf- the ap
prehension that unless the conservatives
like Gompers are permitted to retain
i control of Tabor in America the radicals
will get the upper hand and bring in
dustrial chaos, has seized the men in the
high offices of the American Federa
tion of Labor. '
It cannot be dismissed merely as a
desire on their part to retain poli
tical power inside the big organization
as' they have done for so many years,
but there Is every reason to believe that
Gompers, Morrison, Woll and others are
also absolutely convinced that the best
service they can render the country in
the present crisis is to preserve solidarity
in the ranks of labor and hold the radi
. cals in check from within.
GOMPERS SEEMS BEATEN"
But the' evidence to date would seem
to indicate that Gompers and his as
sociates are having little success. The
test came first in the yiteel srike when
Gompers admittedly failed to prevent
the strike which he himself disapproved.
tils efforts last week at the depart
ment of justice were predicated on the
assumption that he could influence the
judgment of the leaders of the miners
buj that, too. has now "gone by the
boards," so that government officials
are wondering how much power Gom
pers has in the ranks of labor. They
were not', therefore, disposed to become
unduly excited over the statement issued
by the executive committee of the Amer
ican Federation of Labor, realizing, in
deed, that the pronouncement was a mat
ter of necessity in the industrial poli
cies of the situation. Nevertheless, the
fa;t that the statement would he widely
read and perhaps interpreted as the be
ginning, of a general attack on the au
thority of the government by labor
caused some administration officials to
urge the issuance of a reply by the at
torney general, pointing out that If the
miners and their families were suffer-
: lng as a resultof the order forbidding
them to get strike benefits, there were
on' the other hand many millions of
American people suffering or about to
. Buffer even worse privations because of
: a conspiracy on the part of the miners'
leader to stop the production of coal.
LEAVE IT TO THE COTKTS
Others In administration quarters took
the view that the matter was entirely
v now In the federal courts and that it was
UP to Judge Anderson in Indianapolis
who had issued a mandatory injunction
ordering .the coal miners to call off their
strike by Tuesday night of this week.
Judge Anderson is the kind of inidvi
dual who brookes no compromise or de
lays, but acts decisively. He sentenced
the score of struct ura.1 iron workers who
were convicted of conspiracy to dynamite
industrial establishments, and Ire has
always handled labor questions with
fearlessness and courage. He Is on the
- ? bench for life and cares nothing about
the political effects of his actions. Ht
' ceea matters through the cold eyes of
the law. Should the strike leaders re
fuse to obey the Injunction he is the
.' tort of Individual -whof would not hesi
tate a minute to order -the arrest of
these men for contempt of court, and
should resistance be 'attempted would
,-. ask the whohs power of the government,
all Its deputy marshals and all its troops
to secure obedience to the orders of his
', SIXT MOVE-15 ."QVEfeTIOJT
'"'it would be within the power of
Judge Anderson should he desire to do
, so, to issue an order requlrlrtg indivi
dual members to disregard the strike
.rail and return to work or to prove
that the violation of their contracts is
not th -result of the strike order, -which
- In Itself has been declared Illegal.
Individuals cannot be compelled to go
to work against their will, but they may
v be held responsible for participating in
a conspiracy to refrain from fulfilling
" their contract or engagements. There
'Is no' telling what' new precedents may
be established In dealing with this case.
POLLING PLACES FOR
Polling places in the various pre
cincts over the city will be open from
8 a. m. until 8 p. m. on Wednesday.
November 12, at which time the vot
ers will have a chance to vote on the
2 mill tax levy in the special muni
The ballot title of the amendment
reads as follows:
Amendment to the charter authorizing
an annual tax levy not to exceed 3 mills
in addition to the 8 mills now authorized
to pay the general expenses of the city,
discontinuing 1 mill heretofore author
ized during the war emergency and au
thorizing the city each year to borrow
sufficient funds for current expenses of
the city pending collection of the taxes.
(The reason, for said additional 3 mill
tax is the increased cost of personal
service and matertals caused by condi
tions brought about by the war and the
depletion of revenue from various
causes.) Shall the charter be so amend
ed? 500 Yes. 501 No.
Following are the locations of the
polling places :
The accompanying lint ahows the location of
the polling in tlie. city of I'ortl nil 'or Hie
conTenience of the roter at the special elecUoa
V i dnc-Uay. NoTember 1 2
1 2 '..
arage. Thunnan st. bet. 32d and Kueby.
Terrace Grocery, 28th and Thurraan st.
N. W. cor. 2Cth and Upshur sta,
, 800 Thurman st. cor. 24tli at.
735 Vaughn at., near 2 2d at.
SUjre. 371 N. 23d U bet. Saner and
AN 7 Wilson at.
li 54 Tliurman at
34 0 N IHth at., cor. Raleifb at.
828 Gliaan at.
Store. 8 E cor. 14th and Marshall.
654 Northrop st., cor. 17th st.
(.'hnrch, 17th and Marshall ata.
2H5 N 2lt t near I'ettigrove
Garage, 255 N. 21st at. cor. Northrop.
898 Orrrton sU. bet. 2th it. ami
t'ornell Koad. Garage.
821 Marshall Bt., Hill Academy.
Kngine house, 24th and Jobneon sta.
Factory Motor Car Co.. cor. Kearney it i 170 Vi Grag. 792 E Salmon
b-t 21st and 22d sta. i 171 843 Belmont at., cor. E. 27th at
151 N. 23d at., bet. Hoyt and Irrlng. ': ? Goepel hall. E. 29th and E. Stark ata.
Garage 23d and lrring sti. 11 73 183 Belmont St.. Cor. E. 33d at
Hartford Apt., N. Vi. cor. 21st and174 S. W. cor. E. 34th and Belmont.
Klsnder -t .175 Garage. E. 28th Bt bet E. Main and
1B8 N 21st at. ' f, - E. Madiaon sta.
H Gliaan t. bet: 20th and 21st sta. l'.I?5 k Urate. S. E. cot
Old Couch school. 17th and Kearney rtt f ,
rBSUt -V rcorT8ra tSL-U ' gu-eratr- "
Basement Wellington Court 15th and J 17 Engine house, E. 35th and Belmont sta.
Krerettsts iImuL'"18 Beimwt t. bet e. 33d and 34th.
Engine houe, 511 Glisan it j '-'-' - ..uuiiuu au. cor.
Dundee Garage, Broadway and Flanderst " E; 88Ih St.
27 North 1st at. bet. Burnside andJ'' J, 9th .
Couch sta. ,.179 G.rage 1258 Belmont at. bet E.
.r. , v i.i k.i i-,,,.h Rum. ' 4 Za and 43d sts.
Hughson Co., Broadway and
32 N 11th st. bet. Burnside and Couch.
Speedwell Motor Co., S. W. cor 14th
and Couch sts.
Simonton Motor Car Co.. eaat entrance
Tinier Arm Aitt.s ISth and Coi.rh 'ti.
34 42 Ella st. bet. Washington and Ererett
34 4 833 Washington st.
35 - Wsrnn Motor Car Co.. 58 N. 23d t
35 Vi 705 I)yia st
3 Scott Garage. 229 Cornell Boad.
37 Washington Hotel. Washington st net
i ill! nKi .
.11 i ittn si.. Dei. utsnuiiujD inu duiuwub.
RS 391 V Stark st.
39 a04 Vi 1'ine st.
Engine house, 2d and Oak sts.
--I'rklii1-. rntr) r,th and '"Miir!ffton ts
246 Washington at. bet. 2d and 3d ata.
147 Park st.
V O W. llaJI, llth .t. b.U Washing
iiu 414 ix U'flkhinfftnn st ht. 12t.h and i '.:
45 Engine bouse, 16th and Washington.
4K 21st and Washingtnn.
4iiV- .f ;arag. Wayne st. near King at-
47 R!I0 Salmon st.
48 221 Vista ae.
49 189 Lownsdale St.
I li Vi H . l"."i 1-th t c ir Yamhill "t.
no M. E. Church, 12th. and Taylor ata.
51 Garage. 192 10th st.
52 Y. il. C. A., Bth and Taylor sts.
53 2Bf TayloVst bet. 3(1 and 4th M..'
54 Hotel Helvetia, 246 Salmon St. bet. 2d
and 3d ta.
55 Ka.t entrance to courthouse.
56 8. E. cor. Broadway and Taylor at.
f 7 White Temple, 12lh anil Taylor sts.
5M 200 1 4tli st near Jefter-on st
(, Vi tiarage. 209 13th at bet Taylor and
59 248 NartUla st
tin 404 Maiii on st. near 10th st.
6) l.add Sclisol, 10th and Jefferson &U.
62 City Hall. 4th and MadUon ts.
f. '.'is Main t. bt 2d and 3d sta
64 266 Columbia at
If- 34 T I i t. bet. Market and Mill ata.
66 Auditorium. Market at entrance.
7 3uf 4th -t. bit Clay ami Lolumbia.
65 .Store, northwest cor. Broadway and
69 Church. S. W. cor. W. Park and Jef
70 Franks garage, 312 12th st.
70 V- 295 Vt llth st cor. Columbia st
71 460 Vi Jefferson st bet 13th and 14tb.
71 Vi Bernent, Whitney Apts.. N. W. cor.
14th and Market sts.
75 Basement 374 14th at cor. Montgom
73 Garage. S. E. cor. 17th and Columbia.
74 335 19th st near Market.
76 Engine houe. Lown.vdale and Mont
7tf 425 Montgomery st
76 Vi 428 Hairion st near 12th
77 Shattuck school. Park and Hall sta.
73 281 17th st.
79 Kngine bouse, 4th and Montgomery sts.
79 V Garage, 450 4th st bet. College and
80 361 1st st. cor. Mill st.
81 543 1st st bet Hall and Lincoln sts.
81- Cnttel llrug store, 1st and Sherman st.
83 308 College at.
4 Garage. 435 West Park at. cor. College.
85 Garage, N. E. cor. Broadway and Lin
86 54 8 Yi.ta ae. near Spring st
H7 Kngine house. 20th and Spring sta.
88 Htrnhecker's garage. 733 I'attnn road.
8" BUSS lt st bet. Sheridan and Arthur.
PO Failing school, 1st and Porter sta.
91 281 Hooker at. cor. 4th at
92 4 75 Gibbs st. or. llth st
93 4th Presbyterian church, 1st and Gibbs.
94 861 Corbett st
. 95 Holman school, Corbett st
90 1104 Corbett at cor. Seymour st
97 Knlton school, 1st and Miles sta.
98 1587 Macadam at near Nerada at
98 Vi 1435 Macadam st bet Dakota and
99 1685 E 13th st. bet I matilla and
100 1748 E. 13th st bet Marion and Clat
101 1063 E. 13th at near Tenino aye.
102 1684 E. 13th st
103 Community hotus. E. 15th st. and Spo
104 1571 E. 13th st bet Umatilla and
105 Garage. 1503 E. llth st bet. Lao and
105 Vi 1885 Milwaukie at
1287 .Milwaukie st. bet. narney and
Garage, 1136 Milwaukie st
: l '
' 1 7
Berkeley Ure. l4U;i E. 37th st
4422 -Woodstock aTe. bet 44th and
4!Ub sts. S. E.
M. E. church, cor. E. 44th st and
Church. 4 1st st. and Woodstock ay.
Miii r. 4 t st. near 50th ae. 8. K.
5632 Woodstock are.
5513 7 2d -t cor 55th are. S. E.
W nndni re hall. W lodmere station.
5228 72d st. S. E.
Green re.,., E. 74th st. near Powell st
5530 82d st. cor. Woodstock sye. S. E.
6109 92d st. S. E.
4)effmns garage. 92d at bet 61st,
and 6 2d ares. S. E.
Lents H (V. 92d t bet. 58tb ae.
and Foster Boad, 8. E.
Grange hall. 92d st bet 58tll are fad
Foster road S. E.
72d st. and 54th in. 8. E.
123 Vi 6715 Foster Uoad bet 67th and 6th.
124 3929 70th st bat. 37th and 40th aes
1.5 W. O W. halL 65th st bet 45th
ae. and Foster road 8. E
126 lnrelwood M. E. esroe-h. 63d st bet
4 2d and 4 3d aes. J E.
1 2 6 Vi N K . -or. 27th a. S. E. and 6th
I-7 W Mt": Tabor school. E. 65th and
1606 IhTision st. eor. E. 60th at
5533 Foster road bet 68th and BSth.
5328 Foster road bet 53d and B4th
Garage. 8. E. cor. E. 62d at and 45th
are. 8. E.
Creston school. E. 48th and Powell sta.
L r- E 80th n1 Powell at.
MeMahon's hall, S. W. cor. E. 484
and riricion uti.
Basement garage, s. W. eor. E. 87th
ana c union ats.
lilSiagSZ "d Gr-nwood.
188 72" Powell st. cor. 21at t
t9 I'hnt Kelly school. E. 27th and
140 ' Garage, 407 E. 28th at bet. Clinton
and Diyision ata.
140 1017 Clinton at.
141 808 Cftaton at. bet fc. 2Mb and 28th.
.'42 713 Clinton at. cor. E. 2 let at.
143 684 Powell at
144 04 UUwaukta it cor. Enina at
7 75 Jiiwauaie at. cor. Bimark at.
145 H Brooklyn aebool. Milwaukia and Fred-
144 565 Milwaukee, at bet Brooklyn at
and Woodard are.
147 Church. E. 8tb am Grant ata.
148 Kuaine houe. E. V th and Stephens ata.
149 392 K. Clay .t near Grand ae.
148 Vi 472 Vi Hawthorn t.
.uu Eraruiehcal cuurca, E. 16th and Poplar.
150 Garage. Mulberry bet Palm and E.
I SI ,111 Djmion at cor. E. 20th at
151 Vi Garage, 1016 Lhmioo at. cor. E. 34th.
53 930 Hawthorne ay.
12H Garage. 297 E. 24th at near Haw
- thorne are.
158 1088 Hawthorn ate. bet. E. 86th and
E. 87th f.
3 54 Garage. 1046 E. Lincoln at
154H Garage, 431 E. 8th st. cor. E. Grant.
1U V. P. church. N. E. cor. E. 87th and
E. Clay ata.
115 V 1254V4 Hawthorne.
:. Garage. 8. W. cor. E. 47th at and
847 E 50f' at
157 Church, N. W. cor. E. 52d and E.
, Lincoln st.
157 H 442 E. 5th at, near Dirision.
158 267 Grand ae., near Hawthorne.
IS 153 Vi Grand are. near Belmont
130 Grand in.
1 1 88 Union are., bet. E. Washington and
E. Htark ata.
lfli St. Francis hall. E. 11th and E. Pine.
1&? East Bid library. E. 11th and E.
l'-'. Francia Motor Car Co.f E. 13th at and
1S Ra-ement. 641 E. Madiaoa cor. E. 17th.
153 V4 Grind are., near Belmont.
17 Washington High school, fc. 14th and
E. Stark -ts.
S03 E. Morrison st. near E. 20th at
S. E. cor. K. 20th and E. Mum-on sts.
705 Hawthorne are., near E. 20th at.
E. Salmon st. and ,
1 j irti r. jduiBua si.
1363 Hawthorne are., near E. 48th st
1315 BelmoM' -f
Garage, E. Madison at, bet E. 61st
and E. 5 2d sts.
1549 Belmont i-t.. near E. 61ft st
1784 Belmont st. cor. E. 69th st.
1980 E. Stark st., near E. 79th st
2020 E. Stark st. bet E. 80lh and
-lE.r'k E' 82d Burnsidejirom street cleaning, $92,000 from public
-2002 K. ;ii.an st
l0Vi 191S E. (ilisan st. near E. 76th st I
! 11 CbrisOan church, E. 76th and Hoyt I
182 . 1900 K ;iisan st. bet. K. 79th and
E. HOfh sta.
81st and Schuy-
13 Vi Real Estate offices. Sandy bird.
K. 72d and 73d sts.
1M Ijenks R. E. office. E. 68tb at and
tolH-ir.ge. 885 E. 84th at N.. bet j
Siskiyou and Klickitat sts.
jion Kes , z, k. aata at. cor. vtasco at. i
4 1772 E. Glisan St., cor. E. 69ih st
57 107 E. 60th st, N.. near E. (ilisan st
?18 Garage. 1161 , Burnaide at., cor. E.
I 3tn at.
i lJiRii 1320 E. Glian st, cor. E. 47th st
T0 N. W. cor. E. 52d and Glisan ats.
Gsrage, Sandy blvd.. bet E,
57 th sts.
200 Vi 1490 Sandy blid.. bet. E. 56th and
K. 5 7th to.
201 455 E. 47th st N.. eor. TUlamook st.
201 Vi (Jsrage, 8. E. cor. E. 47th and Tilla
202 W. end Laurelhurst office. E. 39th
and Glisan sta,
21-2 Vi 1125 E Ankenyst.
203 939 E. Glban at., near E. 31t st.
24 E. 31t st bet. Flanders and Glisan
2 ' E 2 8th -t
Kern school, E. 27th and Couch sta.
704 Sandj bld.
35 E. 180i N.
Garage. 8. E. col. . 16th and An-
Garage. 574 X. Couch at, cor. E.
210 Garage. 80 E. 12th at. N.. cor. E.
211 Bnckmao school. E. 12th and Burn-
211 Vi Garage. -12 E. 12th st. bet. E Ankeny
and E. Ash sts.
450 E. Burnside st.. bet. E. 7th and
E. 8th st
383 E. Burnside at. bet Cnlon and
Grand ares. '
49 Union are. N., bet Ei Couch and
E. Paris sts.
Garage, E. 21at and Oregon sta.
Garage. 808 Clsckiinia
Garage, (18 Multnomah St., cor. R.
Xicolai garage. E. 10th and Haisalo.
Engine house. Grand are. and Mult
Maxwell Motor Sales Co.. E. 3d and
25. Hnlladay are cor. Larrabee St.
303 1-arrabee st.
Gsrage, N. W. cor. Ross and Mc
222 Baiemeut. 434 Larrabee at. cor Du-
223 342 Williams are. near Weidler st
223 Vi 333 Union are. N. cor. Weidler st
124 353 E. 8tb st N
225 Garage. E. 14th st. and Broadway.
226 Garage. 657 Halsej st., bet. E. 17th
and E. 10th "N.
226 Vi Garage. 643 Schuyler st. cor. F. 17tb
227 Garage, 694 E. Broadway bet E. 19th
and E. 21st sts.
228 Basement. N. E. cor. E. 22d and TU
229 Engine house. E. 24tb st bet TUla
mook and Thompson sts.
229 Vi Fernwood school. Hancock st bet E.
30th and E. 33d sts.
230 Grocery, cor. E. S9th st and Sandy
230 Vi Boulerard garage, Sandy bird, neat
E. 41st st.
231 liarage, 607 E. 59! h st" and Sandy
232 It. E. office. N. W. cor. E. 5 2d at
and Sandy bird.
232 Vi Garage, Thompson st, bet E. 46th
and E. 47th sts.
233 Garage. B. W. cor. E. 1st and Knott
233 Vi Garage, E. 43d and Klickitat sts.
234 Garage, E. 24th and Knott sts.
235 Garage, S. W. cor. E. 23d and Knott
235 Vi Garage. N. E. cor. E. 16th and Bra-
236 Garage, 540 E. 10th st. bet Brszee
and Knott sts.
236V4 Irrington school, E. 14th and Thomp
237 714 Union are. N. bet Cook are. and
2?7Vi Garage, 568 Union are. N.
238 Garage. 540 Thompson at cor.
238 V4 M;arage. 8. W. cor. E. 10th
1 nompson sts.
289 4 70 Union are. N.
240 449 Union are. N.
240 Vi 477 Williams are., near Eugene at
241 367 Russell at.
556 Williams are. bet Knott at and
702 Williams are. bet Cook are. and
723 Williams are.
647 Wilhams are.
269 Rus-ell st. bet Williams and Van-
158 Huwll at, cor. Borthwick.
137 Russell at, near Albina are.
- -677 Borthwick st cor. Fargo at
24tt S45 Mi!rsiiDi are
250 Baker'a garage. Sharer at bet Colon
ial and I-ongriew area.
261 06 W. Killingsworth are. bet Denrer
and Concord sts.
251 Vi Garage j Willamette bird, bet Denrel
are. and Gay st.
252 S. W. cor. Killingsworth and Michigan
252 H Engine- house, Patton are, near Wil
- 92 IS MiioMDOi are.
254 855 Mississippi are, bet Sharer and
2t4 Vi 785 Mississippi are. bet Beech and
r aumg sta.
255 770 Mississippi are. bet Veecfa and
256 773 Williams are. neat Beech st
8 51 Williams are.
257 A66 Albina are. bet Prescott and
257 XL ("liurch. enr. Skidmor and Vaneonrer
258 North Portland library. Killings worth
ara. sod Commercial at.
Importance of Ail Citizens Vot
ing Wednesday Is Pointed Out
by Municipal Officers.
APATHY MIGHT BE SERIOUS
Two-Mill Measure Is Presented
to Increase Revenue to Main
tain Present City Service.
With the indorsement of every or
ganization in the city that has inves
tigated the city's financial status, the
2 mill emergency tax measure goes
before the voters at the special elec
tion tomorrow. The polls will be
open from 8 a. m. to 8 p. m., and all
legal voters may vote. Those not
registered may be sworn in at the
Members of the council today stated
their belief that the only thing that will
beat the measure Is apathy on the part
of those who realize the danger con
fronting the city if the measure is de
feated. They fear that people who
would be opposed to closing fire sta
tions and reducing fire, health and
other protection and discontinuing ail
public improvements will not take the
trouble to vote.
ALL VP TO VOTERS
The council members take the posi
tion that they have presented the facts
concerning the financial crisis and ' the
rest is up to the voters. "If the voters
say trim the fire, police, health, park.
rjlaveround. street cleaniner. street
I l : t . . : .. i ii . v. . v. ,-.
city. w? will trim. There will be npth-
lng else to do.
xhe 2 mill measure is presented to
increase city revenue a sufficient
amount to permit the city to keep the
service it has at the present time. If
the measure fails it means a 17 per
cent reduction in all service. It means i uary flrst have entailed a frightful eco
that fire stations and fire companies I nomic waste. The loss in wages alone
will have to be dropped to the extent of ! Js estimated at about J30.000.0OO, while
$158,000. A total of $119,999 will have I from the reduced production the public
to be trimmed out of the present police
protection : $35,000 from street lighting,
$19,000 from the health bureau, $43,000
frnm nsrliQ QnH nlavtrrnnnfia t V I) ftfl
wonts ana proporxionaie reaucuons in
all other service.
.MIST BE DECIDED NOW
' It will be decided at the election to
morrow." said Mayor Baker this morn
ing. "After then it will be too late, no
matter what protests are made against
this or that fire station or fire com-
J: j .i....
pf "y '
(jia. ft i uunu UC111& ciuscu, ui n tia kji inav
aisirict goiiiK wiuiouv puiive iiuieuuuii,
or this or that health service being
dropped. It will be necessary for the
most sweeping reductions unless this
"The council, as a matter of duty, has
presented the facta and it is up to the
voters. It is up to us to cut our cloth
according to the decision of the voters."
ALL FAVORABLE TO TAX
The city's financial status has been
investigated by a dozen or more com
mittees and individuals since the coun
cil decided to submit the issue to the
voters. Not a single committee or indi
vidual making an investigation has re
ported otherwise than favorable to the
2 mill tax. No organization has recom
mended aeainst the measure.
In the list of endorsements of the
measure are the following: American
Region ; Scout Young camp. United
Spanish War Veterans ; Over the Top
post. Veterans of Foreign Wars ; Port
land Clearing House association, all
dail newspapers of Portland, Portland
Chamber of Commerce, Central Labor
council and unions' local : local chapter,
American Society of Engineers ; all civic
and business clubs and organizations.
Presidents' council of civic and business
clubs, leading business institutions, and
774 Williams a
bet. Buck and
01 7 I'ninn are.
1043 t'nion are. N., eor Skidroore st
S2 Cnion are. .N".. bet. Sharer and
2B3 856 t'nion are. V, ror. Sharer st.
263 H (iarage, 8S3 E. 0th 9t. N. cor. Mason.
264 90S Union are. N. bet. Going and
264 4 552 Alberta St.. near E. 13th st
L'i.5 596 4 Prescott st, cor E. 15th st
2ti. 6i;o Alberta t.
266 4 672 Alberta st bet. E. 18th snd E.
267 Vernon M-hool. E. 23d and Wygant
2HS Parage. 860 E 20th st. N.
268 '-, Cowley's hall, S. W. cor. E. 28th and
2fi0 Garage. E. 33d and Alberta sts.
260 4 1147 E. 20ih st. N . cor. Killings-
worth a re.
270 Kennedy school. E. 3 2d and Jarrett sta.
2 70 H t 'onoirdia college, E. 2 Sib and Hol
71 Garage, N. W. eor. E. 16th at and
72 671 Alberta t. bet. E. 18th and 19th.
272 4 N. W. cor. E. 24th and Alberta ata.
273 Garage. 1060 E. 14th st. N.
73 4 555 Alberta st. bet. E. 12th and 13th.
274 Church. N. E. cor. E. 6th and Alberta.
Confectionery, N. E. cor. Union and
444 Dekura are. cor. E. 7th st
553 Dekum are. near E. 13th st
4 29 Durham are. bet. Dekum and
Woodlawn school. Union are. and
279 4 Garage. 274 Portland bird., cor. Wil
280 Piedmont Ptbs. church. Clereland are.
and Jarrett st.
280 4 1233 Williams are. bet Jarrett st
and Ainiworth are.
281 Garage, 1188 Albina are.
282 (iarage. Ainswortb. bet Albina and
282 4 Hibb-, '.rix-ery, cor. I'alion and A ins-
283 Kenton Club. Russet and Greenwich
283 4 121 Lombard st, cor Albina are.
284 120 Kilpatrick at, bet Derby snd
285 Arbor Lodge Fire Hall, Portland bird.
and Greeley st
286 92 W. Portland bird, bet Denrer and
286 4 N. W. cor. Killingsworth are. and
287 1241 Greeley st
287 4 Garage. 1178 Omaha are.
15S7 IViim-ula are. near Lombard at
288 4 324 Hunt st
28!l 463 lrfmlard st cor. Wasuburn at
20U Church. Fike and Lombard ata.
291 694 Lombard st
292 1632 Portsmouth are., near Lombard
263 856 Union are. N.. cor.Sharer st
294 101 Kirhmond st. cor. Jet-ey si.
294 4 Garage. Iranhoe St. bet Burr and Alma.
2& City Hall. St. John-.
296 Balls Garage. 729 N. Iraaibo at
298 4 605 N. Seneca st, cor. Fessenden at
2U7 8t Johns Library. Charleston and
298 Bank bldg., Midway and Fessenden ata.
317 4 Fire Hall. Wlutwood Court (in the city
SI 8 Fire Hall. Linnton (in the city of
Bailey Millard, managing editor of the
San Francisco Bulletin, in a signed
statement, charges that from 2500 to
3000 gallons of milk are being poured
into the sewers daily to keep up the
Convert I. W. W.
Or Deport Them,
Says Credit Man
Bolshevists. I. W. W. and other
radicals who are opposed to the
American form of government must
either be converted or removed from
this country as undesirable. J. H.
Tregoe, secretary-treasurer National
Association of Credit Men, in a letter
sent to mmebers of that organization
throughout the country, said ih part:
The very integrity of credits
rests upon the supremacy of the law.
and should this ever be removed or
violated, credits would shrink, capital
crumble and the commerce of the
nation rapidly decline. Men should
believe in and children should be
taught to respect the law's suprem
acy. The happiness of the nation,
the soundness of its society, the
progress of its commerce and the
integrity of its credit are founded
upon law and order.
EFFORTS ARE MADE TO
Two. Thousand Strikes Since Jan
uary Have Entailed Frightful
Waste; Situation Hopeful.
A strong effort is being made by gov
ernment authorities and various com
mescial organizations as well as by
BOine labor leaders to increase the indus
trial output of the country. This move
ment is of great importance and if it
succeeds will be most helpful in reduc
ing the high cost of living. In the
clothing and kindred industries, where
wages have more than doubled since
1914, it is estimated that per capita pro
duction has declined fully one third. It
is obvious, therefore, that in this and
other industries the most urgent need
is to increase the industrial output per
unit of worker.
The more than 2000 strikes and lock
outs that have been reported since Jan-
nas taken a loss oi prowioiy eiio.ooo,-
000. There is no telling what te in
direct loss has been through the partial
tying up of kindred industries and the
dislocation of business engaged in the
distribution of nrorlnrls Rerent sta
tistics given out by the bureau of sta-
tistics of the department of labor show
that the increase in earnings per hour
by employes in 11 leading industries
during the past six years amounted to
221 per cent for the steel and Iron in
dustry and from 52 to 94 per cent in
various other industries. The great in
dustries could probably stand these in
creases without hardship if production
per man was as great or greater in 1919
than it was in 1916. The universal tes
timony, however, is that production has
actually declined in almost every in
stance as wages have advanced. The
consequence is, of course, that the
country is doing business today at the
highest expense ratio ever reported.
Show a Decrease in
Month; 463 Recorded
Continuing the remarkably favorable
exhibit of preceding months this year,
commercial failures in the United States
during October, as reported to R. G.
Dun & Co., numbered only 463 and In
volved $6,871,966 of liabilities. Except
ing the 452 defaults of last July, the
October insolvencies are the smallest in
number of any month of w hich there
is record, and the indebtedness, although
larger than in August and July of the
present year, is less than in any October
back to 1905.
Comparing with the 660 business re
verses for $13,980,306 of October. 1918.
the numerical reduction is 29.8 per cent
and the falling off in amount 50.8 per
cent, while from the 1686 failures for
$29,702,178 of October. 1914 the hili
point for the period decreases of 72J
and 76.9 per cent appear. For the 10
elapsed months of this year, moreover,
defaults have been 39.1 per cent fewer
in number than in the corresponding
months of 1918, with a contraction Xt
30 per cent in liabilities. If insolvencies
should continue at their recent low rate
in the next two months, the total for
the year would be under 6300, or much
the best showing since 1881.
Mills Co. Boosts
Its Capital Stock!;
Salem. Nov. 11. The Astoria Flouring
Mills company has increased its capital
stock from $200.0(10 to $1,000,000, ac
cording to a certificate filed with the
corporation commissioner here Monday.
The Bolen Creek Mining company, or
ganized under the laws of Arizona, filed
a declaration of' purpose to transact
business in Oregon. Offices are to be
maintained in Medford, with Porter J.
Xeff renresentlne- the comoanv as at
torney in fact. The corporation is cap- '
italized at $150,000.
Articles of Incorporation were filed
Monday by the Portland Tinware Sheet
Metal Manufacturing company of Port
land, capitalized at $4200. F. J. Mar
tin. P. Hagenfeld and R. Schulsted are
Exempt from Federal Taxes
Paid from Municipal Taxes
CaH or prion fee Its
of Municipal Bonds.
MoiTHsisitaa Saas Iln
Finance, Industry and Enterprise Th1.
TAKES GRIP ON
Federal Reserve Board's Deter
mination to Shake Public Out
of Stocks Has Telling Effect.
By Brnadan Wall
New York. Nov. 11. Stocks closed
weak and active Monday after a ses
sion in which money was from 12 to
18 per cent, and reports of radical
labor disturbances combined to up
set public confidence. All stocks
acted the same, regardless of intrin
sic values. The tobacco yielded
along with the Motors, steels and oil
Shares. The specialties which have
been advanced so sharply of late re
acted along . with the conservative
issues that have been held for in
vestment. Even the railroad shares
Loans were renewed by brokers at 12
per cent and that was the prevailing
rate most of the day. In the afternoon
18 per cent was charged for some loans.
General indignation was expressed that
the bankers should exercise their power
over the brokers on such a day. Brokers
do not think it fair, but as the head of
one of the greatest commission houses
in the street remarked : "I would be,
ruined if I made a protest, for they would
call every loan 1 have." It is being
made clear to the American public that
somebody at Washington does not want
the public to speculate in stocks, al
though there does not seem to be any
great anxiety for the speculation that is
being carried on in spot cotton, copper
and the 'necessities of life.
It is of great importance for the gen
eral public to knasw also that jn spite
of the decline the market has had ap
parently few accounts have been closed.
The public has made a lot of money
and is standing pat while the profes- j
Hionals have been selling short, expect- j
ing the public to change its mind in
order to enable them to cover their out
standing contracts at a nrofit.
The report by the U. S. Steel corpora
tion of an increase of 186.000 tons in un
filled orders for the month of October
attracted little attention because those
figures have no meaning in view of the
strike, which has cut down output and
has discouraged the placing of new
orders " Neither figures nor earnings nor
unfilled orders are of importance
just now. The market is in the grip of
other circumstances, the chief of which
is the determination of the federal re
serve board to shake the people out of
their stock and the determination of the
American Federation of Labor to com
mit organization suicide by defying the
United States government.
The attitude of labor is of tremendous
importance to the stock market It is
difficult to see how the market can re
sume its upward trend until union labor
does something constructive.
Selling of steel was again the chief
feature of the day. The stock came out
in great blocks up to the very close of
the market and the last quotation was
within a fraction of the lowest price.
Large Week With
Jobber Doing Share
Purchases by retailers from whole
salers, as recorded by the Credit Clear
ing House, have maintained a splendid
activity during the past week, which
indicates that the jobber is having; his
portion of the wave of buying.
Indebtedness shows an advance in four
sections, but a less number of past due
maturities were noticeable during the
Payments show an increased activity
in four sections over last week and in
all sections over the corresponding week
last year. This is very gratifying and
will serve to hold down indebtedness.
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It also shows that the consumer is not
heeding to any extent the call for un
The unusually mild weather brings
reports that the heavy winter goods are
not moving as quickly as was hoped
but medium weights are selling quite
freely, although the disposition to shop
rather than buy is felt rather keenly
in most of the large cities.
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Kxportation of Swiss embroidery ,! value as In the year before the r
the United States dropped in value last! ' ""on -goods, tin plate, and manufn.--vear
to 5.600.000 francs, as against l.Y- I" "f lrf'" "'"J"' "re ,h n.ors .
750 000 francs in 1917 and 92.;,OO..iOO important of the article,. In which the
francs in the record year-l!o;. Tn.,;gam to South Amer.ca has occurred
total of Swiss exports to America were j " -
reduced in 1918 to nearly half those of L ,.,,, , pound, while the best offer
the preceding year. . j ,hat ,rv,.,Hi American firms are abl
' j to make in that market Is 7 cents ,i
The Belgian government is negotiating I pnnrl. a. -cording to the Holland repre
in this market for 300 locomotives, which tentative of a steel manufacturer In the
will be apportioned to the American
Locomotive company and the Baldwin
Germany is offering to deliver tung
sten in the Netherlands at a price of
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Published Reports Said to Be
Exaggerated; Exports Will Ex
ceed Earlier Predictions.
Publisher reports to the effect thst
South American buyers of merchandise
from the Culled States were cancelling
orders seem ti nt lent have been srreiitly
exaggerated, accorillug to the official re
Jiorts of (he export trade to that conti
nent. Kxpnrts td tjouth America In the
calendar year l!M9. Says a statement by
the National city bank of Ne York.'
will pjeved those of any earlier year by
more than Sioo.ooo.tttiii.
The larceM total ever- shown in any
full calendar year in exports to South
America whs that of 1917 and amounted
In that year, to $3H,f93,000. and asj the
total in the flr:it nine months of 1919 t.i
$337,746,000, and running at the rate of
over $30,000,000 a month, it Is quite ap
parent that the total export to South
America In the full calendar year 1919
will approximate f 42.r.oOO,000. as against
the former lilnh reord of J31 1 .R93.O00.
In the smcle month of September, the
latest for which exarl figures are avail
able, the total is $32,401,000 against $24.
782.000 in September of the preceding
year, while for the nine months endlmt
with September, the total is $337,74(5,000
Hftalnst $'226. 279. poo in the same months
of last year
In fact, the exports to Smith America
show a much renter aln proportion
ately than those to any other part of the
world except Asia. l-'or the month of
.; September, the exports to Kurope show
but a slight pain, those In Ninth Xiner
ica a fall off those to Oceania a rertnc
tion. the only continents to which the
exports show a material gain, beini;
South Americu and Asia. To South
America the increase for t lie single
month Is about $8,000.0(10, and to Asia
about $26,000,000. The total to Soulli
America for the full calendar year will
apparently be about three times an much
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a central brnk In Madrid having capital
of $40,000,000 to develop business enter
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