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Ship Owners Firm Against
This Demand, but Open
Minded on Others.
Henry B. Endicott Chosen as
Neutral Arbiter in Strike
One Man Shot and Another Business Seriously Hampered
Knifed In Battle at Ham- by Tieup Which Began
ilton Avenue.
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
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
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.
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
34th Street
Midsummer Sale
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
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
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
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
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
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.
regularly 12.75 and 14.00
Richly colored Cretonne Cushions, filled with
cotton. 1.65 regularly 1.95
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
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
Seamless Velvet Rugs
Rich colors and good designs for living room, dining room
or chamber. Size 9x12 ft. formerly 52.50
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
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
( '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, pretty medallion design;
complete set for six persons; 42 pieces.
x 8.75 regularly 12.00
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
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