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THE SUN. SUNDAV, JULY 20, IBM.
CLOSED SHOP BARS STRIKE SETTLEMENT Ship Owners Firm Against This Demand, but Open Minded on Others. RIOTING IN BROOKLYN BOSTON CARMEN ACCEPT UMPIRE Henry B. Endicott Chosen as Neutral Arbiter in Strike Issue. OUTLOOK IS BBIOHTEE One Man Shot and Another Business Seriously Hampered Knifed In Battle at Ham- by Tieup Which Began ilton Avenue. i nalUlnf t) unttry temper of the thousands of Idle marine worker! who quit the tmneatlantlc and coastwise lin er, all parties concerned tn the tleup of freight shipping In this port bent every effort yesterday to seek an amica ble adjustment of the wage dispute that precipitated the strike. Down on ttio docks of Brooklyn, whore knots of determined strikers patrolled the waterfront, heads Were laid open, bullets flew, and there was a auccession of clashes between the strikers and "scabs" all day. Two men are tn hospitals, one with Ave bullets his body and the other. It Is feared, mortally wounded by a knife thrust. No extra police have been guard ing tho ships, but when violence was feared at the ottlces of the Unltrd States Hpplng Board a cordon of bluecoats strung around that building. Compromise Is Minted. The stumbling block that stays arbitra tion of the dispute Is the demand of the union for "preferential employment" to union workers. That would mean that all boats leaving port muat hire as many union men for the crew as are available .before taxing non-anlon workers. The cpntentlon of both the steamship corpora tions and the United Statea Shipping Board Is that American citlxcns should be given first preference. Some sort of compromise may be of fered to-monow by the Steamship Asso ciation, and If this Is done the Shipping Board will fall in line, lirnst Dlttmer. business agent for the Firemen, Oilers ami Water Tenders' Union of the Atlan tic and Gulf Coasts, said : "Everything points to a settlement It may take a few hours, and then It may be u few days before some agreement Is reached. The representatives of the men arc In conference with Uie bosses to-day and something may be done." H. H. Raymond, president of the Mal lory Steamship Company, who is head of tho American Steamship Association, made this statement: "Wo feel that tho union, rather than the men. Is making a fight against us. 1 think the men themselves are satisfied and are willing to return to work on the terms we have offered. The position taken by the union is un-American and bad. The members of the Steamship Association are unalterably opposed to the closed shop proposition demanded bjF the union. We stand pat on that Ques tion." At the meeting of the association yes terday the members unanimously re jected the proposal of the union for a ;toeed shop. "We will not let the unions dictate to us whom we shall employ on our ships," said one of the officials. "I believe that the question of wages and working con ditions can be asj.y settled." Meanwhile "about tin ships are tied up in port, and there seems to be no likelihood of the attempt to bring in strikebreakers being successful. Coast wise and transatlantic shipping has. been practically crippled. The loss already amounts to several million dollars. Nn freight will be carried by tho Railroad Administration If part of the route Is designated by sea. There Is but one phare of the situa tion that may demand the attention of Washington and bring some relief. That is alleged violation of Federal statutes prohibiting interference with foreign trade. As the war Is not tech nically over, tile Government may still exercise its war time powers, and pre vent dock picketing by the strikers An appeal has already been sent U. t. Attorney-General Palmer to lend his aid In this direction. .0OO Stokers Around Piers. Over in Brooklyn, where most of tho ceastwise ships dock, about 4.000 strik ers gathered around the piers. At Pier 15 three vessels of the Porto Rico Line are loaded and waiting for crews. Two vesselB of the Red D Line are tied up at the foot of Pier 11 and unable to un load cargoes from Cuba. The Pnri Augusta of tho Commonwealth and Do minion LJne, loaded with cargo for Australia, is similarly held up because it has been unable to round up a crew. Practically all tho piers along the har bor front are cluttered with freight. Emanuel SUva. If), of 10a Hamilton avenue, a strikebreaker, was held In the Adams street police court yesterday without hail pending the condition of Bryant Herring, 10, of Florence, Tex.. a picket who was shot In a clash of strikers and "scabs" at the foot of Ham ilton avenue, Brooklyn, yesterday morn ing. Herring, dying in Long island Col lege Hospital, Identified SUva as one of the men who attacked him. He was fireman on tho Norman Bridge, which left port for Philadelphia yesterday. He was shot live times. A gang of strikebreakers entered the strikers' headquarters and offered i00 bonuses to any men who would Join them. In the fight that followed a score were hurt. Police reserves were beaten by both sides when they tried to stop tho melee. Nine men were arrested and are held as witnesses. After the riot Detective Joseph Puc Clano entered the strikers' headquarters and there arrested Slbio Nspo, president of the Golden Horseshoe Club, who wai being held prisoner by the strikers. He Is held for carrying a gun 1 ne strikers claim ne led tnt, uand of scabs wi.o en tered the headquarters. Seven hundred Chinese cooks and stewards who were forced out of Jobs When the union crews quit ocean liners In port organised a local of tho Inter national Seamen's Union yesterday, and established headquarters in phlnatuvvn. Most of them are American citizens. Thursday Morning:. Boston, July it. The trustees of the Boston Elevated Railway Company an nounced to-ulght that representatives of the striking carmen had accepted Henry B. Endicott as Uie neutral member of the local board of arbitration which Is to settle the strike that has tied up the ele vated service since Thursday morning. Mr. Endicott was one of twenty men nominated by Gov. Coolldge to serve as the third member of the board of arbi tration, lie accepted the position and announced that ho would call a confer ence at the State House to-morrow morning. The other members of the board axe James II. Vahey, counsel for the carmen's union, and II. Ware Bar num, counsel for the company. The carmen's union will hold a mass meeting to-morrow and It Is expected that tho members will vote to return to work Immediately pending an award by the board of arbitration. The street carmen's union, according to a statement to-day by leaders. Insisted on Francis J. W. Ford as the third mem ber of the arbitration board. Until tho return to duty of Mayor Andrew J. Fetors to-day Mr. lA.r.l waa acting Mayor. The trustees of the road said they would accept any one Indorsed by Gov. Coolldge. The Governor refused to Indorse Mr. Ford on the ground that he had discussed the strike publicly In terms regarded as prejudicing; the case favorably to the men. A list of twenty names submitted by Gov. Coolldge as material for the selec tion of the third arbitrator, as announced to-day. included Chief Justice Hugg of the Supreme Court, Federal Judge Georgo W. Anderson, Joseph B. East man, Interstate Commerce Commis sioner ; Henry B. Endicott, former chair man of the Committee on Public Safety ; Brig. -Gen. Charles H. Cole, Col. Edward L. Logan, former. Governor John L. Bates and James L. Doherty, Federal trustee of the New Haven railroad. The union leaders rejected all. They would insist on Ford, it was said. Mayor Back for Conferences, ' With the return of Mayor Peters, who had been fogbound on the Maine coast, conferences between State and city offi cials and otli- rs were renewed. Boston newspapers were invited to send repre sentatives to confer with the Governor, and labor leaders also were asked to submit plans for a settlement. At the conclusion of several conferences Gov. Coolidge said that he was convinced the outlook for an agreement of some kind was brighter than last night, al though on tho surface the situation pre sented no change. Labor leaders who called on the Governor left the executive offices with tho statement that they found the Governor had a plan so good that they had not presented their own. The name of Mayor Peters as the third arbitrator was suggested during the forenoon and was discussed un officially. The carmen's committee, how ever, announced that Mr. Ford was still their choice. The committee arranged for a tour of the railway system to ex plain the situation at mass meetings of the strikers. Congestion at the terminals, ferries and starting jo!nts for bus lines was even worse to-day than on the first day of the strike. Street and sidewalk Jams occurred frequently In tho busmess districts and quarrels oVer tangles and broken umbrellas replaced the good natured tolerance of yesterday and Thursday. Added precautions were taken by the police to prevent accidents at street Junctions during rush hours. Several persons were Injured yesterday In the crush and on man was killed in a Jam of automobiles. nallroad Travel Doables. Patronage on the steam railroads entering the city Increased more than 100 per cent, over normal yesterday and to-duy. About 300 trains were added to the regular schedules nf the Boston and Albany, Boston and Maine and New York, New Haven and Hartford rail roads. Hundreds of motor vehicles were added to the bus lines started yesterday and Thursday. Extra ticket booths and employees were placed In tho steam railroad ter minals to keep tho crowds moving. Sub urban towns which under normal condi tions would have but three or four trains a day had ftve or ten minute service during rush hours. The regular com mutation tickets for msny points were replaced by special "strip" tickets sold at commutation rates, the supply of the former having been exhausted. During the rain thousands obliged to walk or patronize unprotected auto mobile trucks were literally drenched. Many business offices, which usually give their employees a half holiday Saturday, did not open to-day and the usual Sat urday retail business suffered greatly. Some merchants estimated that trade had fallen off 50 per cent, during the three days of the strike. Theatre man agers uUo reported heavy losses In patronage. WOMEN JOIN HEN STRIKERS. Losg Island Plant of Standard Oil Refuse taagre Demand. Several hundred male employees of the Devoo plant of the Standard Oil Company at Tenth street and the East River, Long Island City, went on strike early yesterday whan they received the re ply of the company refusing a demand for an Increase of 11 cents an hour. Later In the day they were Joined toy all the worsen in the plant Police from Hun ter's Point precinct now are guarding the works. At this plant aro made all the containers for oil shipments abroad II Is one of the most Important plants of the company In New York llsrbor. Superintendent C. W. Schaeffer.of the plant told tho workers they were paid the . highest scale for any unskilled labor Long Island, snd he reminded them h.t they had the benefit of a pension und and a sick benefit association. STRIKE HALTS RHODE ISLAND CAR LINES Receivers Refuse Wag De mands of 2,500 Mm. Pnovi dkkctc, R. I., July 19. All street railway lines of the Rhode Island com pany, which cover virtually the entire State, were Idle to-day as a result of the strike of L'.uOO union car men which be gan at midnight. The company an nounced that no attempt would be made to operate cars Extra steam trains and automobiles brought into the business centre ef the cities the early morning workers. The lack of street car service and tho heavy rain combined to produce a-heavy falling off In business In the retail stores. At a conference between the receivers of the road and representatives of the car men last night the latter receded from their original demand of Ti cents an hour and offered tn accept 55 cents. The receivers had indicated a willing ness to pay 53 cents, an increase of 5 cents from the present rate, but would make no further concession. A proposal of the carmen that the controversy be submitted to the War Labor Board was rejected by the re ceivers on the ground that the board lacked Jurisdiction, because the receivers were appointed by and were under the direction of the courts of the State. Labor Troablea Cloee Plaat. MiciuoAN Citt, Bid., July 19. An nouncement was made here to-day that the Haskell & Barker Car Company had shut down its local plants pending ad justment of labor difficulties. About 2,500 men are affected. The foundries of the plants are excepted from the closing order, it was saio. Store Opens 9 A. M. Closes 5 P. M. Closed nil day Saturday James McCreery &Co. 5th Avenue ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY 34th Street Midsummer Sale McCREERY MASTER-MADE FURNITURE, BEDS & BEDDING Simmons Enameled Iron Bed, as illustrated, with metal cane panel. 24.50 regularly 29.00 Beds and Bedding "Down Ease" Silk Floss Mattresses, in compartments, without tufting. regularly 35.00 32.00 Upholstered Box Springs, tifted, hair top. regularly 40.00 35.00 No. 1 Black Drawings Hair Mattresses with French edge;' 45 pound weight. regularly 65.00 55.00 Colonial Day Beds finished in Mahogany; wire Springs and felt Mattress. regularly 50.00 42.00 Cedar Bdx Couches upholstered in Denim. regularly 40.00 32.00 Heavy Double Woven Wire Springs regularly 14.00 12.00 Brass Bed, as illustrated, square top rods, with 2-inch Posts. 32.00 regularly 36.00 Library Furniture Three-piece Queen Anne Model Suites up holstered in Damask. Sofa regularly 175.00 1 1 9. 50 Arm Chair regularly 89.50 49.50 Rocker regularly 67.50 35.00 Tapestry Sofas with pillow arms; outside back covered in same material. regularly 189.00 1 25.00 Arm Chair regularly 115.00 6 9.50 Three-piece Mahogany and Cane Suites up holstered in Damask, regularly 385.00 1 92.50 Three-piece Suites upholstered in Tapestry. Sofa regularly 295.00 1 98.00 Arm Chair regularly 195.00 1 20.00 Rocker regularly 175.00 97.50 Ten-piece Walnut Dining Room Suite, as illustrated, including 78 inch Buffet,' China Cabinet, Extension and Side Tables, five Side Chairs and one Arm Chair. 569.50 regularly 750.00 Dining Room Furniture Ten-piece American Walnut Suites, in cluding Buffet. China Cabinet, Extension and Side Tables, five Side Chairs and one Arm Chair. regularly 519.00 375.00 Ten-piece Chippendale Model Suites solid Mahogany, hand carved; including Buffet, China Cabinet, Extension and Side Tables, five Side Chairs and one Arm Chair. regularly 1250.00 875.00 Ten-piece Windsor Model Suites in crotched Mahogany, including Buffet, China Cabinet, Extension and Side Tables, five Side Chairs and one Arm Chair. 495.00 regularly 595.00 Chamber Furniture Four-piece Louis XVI Model Suites in American Walnut, including Dresser, Chiffo robe, Vanity Case and Bed. 469.50 regularly 549.50 Four-piece Queen Anne Model Suites in Mahogany, including Dresser, Chifforobe, Toilet Table and Bed. 425.00 regularly 575.00 Four-piece Ivory Enamel Suites including Dresser, Chiffonier, Toilet Table and Bed. regularly 197.00 1 67.50 Four-piece Louis XVI Model Suites in Mahogany or Walnut including Dresser, Chifforobe, Vanity Case and Bow-end Bed. regularly 475.00 369.50 "McCREERY LINENS" Famous For Quality All Linen Damask Tablecloths. . .each 4.50, 6.50 and 7.50 Superior Quality All Linen Damask Tablecloths: 9x9 vnrrls I 2x21. varHs 2x3 vards X- 6.75 to 10.00 7.50 to 12.00 9.00 to 14.00 Heavy All Linen Damask Table Napkins: breakfast size doz. 6.50 to 12.00 dinner size . . .doz. 7.50 to 14.00 Hemmed Huck Towels doz. 1.90, 2.50 and 3.00 Hemstitched Huck Tbwels doz. 2.75, 3.50 and 4.50 Bath Towels, heavy quality doz. 3.75, 4.50 and 6.00 Decorative Linens Madeira hand-embroidered and hand-scalloped Linen Luncheon Sets. 13 pieces. set 4.25 Madeira hand-embroidered and hand-scalloped Linen Tea Napkins. doz. 5.50 Madeira hand-embroidered and hand-scalloped Linen Tray Cloths. each 25c and 30c Mosaic Linen Tea Napkins with hand-embroidered corners. doz. 5.50 Plain Linen Tea Napkins, hand-hemstitched doz. 4.90 Imitation Cluny Lace Scarfs with linen center. . . .each 1.00 Luncheon Sets with blue shell edge; 13 pieces set 1.50 Liberty and Victory Luncheon Sets of Delft Blue San itas. set 1.25 BED COVERINGS Exceptional Offerings White Blankets with 4-inch silk ribbon binding to match borders in pink or blue. pr. 5.75, 6.75and 8.50 Indian Blankets, various designs in striking colors, each 6.50 Blanket Throws in various colors each 3.90 Comfortables: Figured Silkoline, cotton filled ' . each 2.90 Novelty Silk Mull tops, cotton filled, plain borders . . each 4. 50 Bed Spreads: Crochet, Marseilles patterns, hemmed each 1.75 Satin Marseilles, hemmed each 2.85 Satin Marseilles, scalloped each 4.85 Crinkled Dimity, hemmed each 2.85 Extraordinary Values WICKER FURNITURE We have just executed particularly advantageous purchases of fine Wicker Chairs. This means that we are able to offer them to our patrons at great saving. Fine Reed Arm Chair or Rocker (As illustrated) A limited quantity in Brown or Ivory comforta ble, strongly built and highly artistic. 8.75 regularly 12.75 and 14.00 Richly colored Cretonne Cushions, filled with cotton. 1.65 regularly 1.95 SUMMER CURTAIN FABRICS 'i Below Regular Prices 5,000 yards Fancy Bordered Scrim and Marquisette for Summer Curtains. regularly 50c and 55c, yard 28c 3,500 yards Filet Net in White, Cream and Ecru durable and exceedingly dainty. regularly 65c, yard 38c Drapery Poplins, 50 inches wide, in all desirable colors. . . regularly 2.75, yard 1.75 10,000 yards imported and domestic Cretonnes, appro priate for hangings or slip covers. yard 60c regularly 85c and 1.10 Slip Covers made to order at reasonable prices. Esti mates submitted. Clearance Sale High-Grade DOMESTIC RUGS About 300 Rugs Greatly Reduced to Accommodate Xew Fall Goods Seamless Axminster Rugs Handsome and durable rugs at a price which represent an extraordinary saving. Size 9x12 ft. formerly 62.50 52.50 Seamless Velvet Rugs Rich colors and good designs for living room, dining room or chamber. Size 9x12 ft. formerly 52.50 39.75 Seamless Tapestry Brussels Rugs A standard make, in a variety of patterns and colors, a limited number, therefore early selections are advisable. Size 9x12 ft. 29.75 formerly 3 9.75 5,000 Square Yards INLAID LINOLEUM New, perfect goods, in popular tile effects and conven tional patterns, at the extraordinarily low price of sq-yd- 1.15 formerly 1.50 ' Specially Priced ' CHAIR READING LAMPS ( 'hair l?rjHinnr I -jihtw it r rl n rf ,Mri A 1 ., 1 - ... ...... UBUKHW WW tJllKl .'l.'.lll 1,111 V Ul I finished in Burnished (,old. Cold and RWlr Ivory; complete with fancy Silk shade, silk lined and (1M1 J 4 M MB . - auKinnge. 14.yt regularly 20.00 Extra Special COTTAGE DINNER SETS Cottage Dinner Sets, pretty medallion design; complete set for six persons; 42 pieces. x 8.75 regularly 12.00 Midsummer Safe HIGH-GRADE HOUSEFURNISHINGS 1. McCreery Refrigerator,- Apartment house style; Solid Ash, White Enamel finish; solid brass heavily nickel-plated hardware; 50 in. high, 21$ iwide and 18 in. deep; ice capacity 75 pounds. regularly 35.0J 22.50 2. Two-Lipped Pure Aluminum Frying Pan with renewable wood handle; 83i inches diameter at top. 1.25 regularly 1.80 3. Double Rice or Cereal Boiler, highly polished Aluminum; 2-quart ca pacity, regularly 2.25. 1.35 4. Set of three Lipped Aluminum Saucepans, highly polished; 1, l 2 and 2-quart capacity. regularly 1 .75 set 1.35 5. Canning Rack made of heavy wire; holds eight jars; fits No. 7 or 8 boiler. regularly 1.25 85c 6. Atlas E-Z Seal Fruit Jars. wide mouth and glass top. A perfectly sani tary jar. ' pint size doz. 1.25 quart size doz. 1.35 i gallon size doz. 1.65 7. Aluminum Percolator, highly pol ished; 6 cup capacity. 1.95 regularly 2.75 8. Auto Vacuum Ice Cream Freezer, 12-dish capacity. Freezes cream hard and smooth in 30 minutes without tiresome turning. Just fill it and set it aside. See Demonstration. 5.00 9. "Polar Cub" Electric Fan, 6-inch blade diameter, with safety guard operate on direct or alternating current; adjustable to any angle; for wall or 10. McCreery Refrigerator. side icer: made of solid Ash, White Enamel finish: 45 inches high, 32 inches wide and 19' j inches deep; ice capacity 90 pounds; provision chamber White Enameled with removable wire shelves and drain pipe; solid polished brass hardware. 29.75 regularly 40.00 11. Fireproof Pie Plate, brown with white lining; mounted in heavily nicki plated frame. regularly 2.00 1.35 regularly 5.85 ; will able. 4.95 1- Lpmh I L