Newspaper Page Text
REPORT FROM THE
RAILROAD FEDERATION San Francisco—in order to corret misleading statements made by ' management of the Harriman lines and .' given Jo the public, we deem it neces sary that the public at large shoulc be made acquainted with the facts in the case regarding the requests ol our federation. The company officials have seen fit to discuss our proposed agreement article by article. They have laid great stress upon the un-'American principles of our ap prentice system. Regarding that mat ter, that which we have requested is at the present time in existence, and in defense of our present apprentice system we beg to submit the follow ing reasons for its existence, namely; That it became necessary to estab lish an apprentice system on account of the abuses that had been practiced by various employees, which were, that a boy could continue his appren ticeship indefinitely and grow gray in the employ of his master without receiving just compensation. We do not deny the right of any boy to ac quire a thorough knowledge of our various crafts, but we do insist upon the right to judge the moral standing and educational qualifications of men who are to succeed us in our voca tions, and thereby increase the intelli gence and .moral character of our crafts. It has been customary with various employers to make specialists of their apprentices, instead of permitting to acquire a full knowledge of the trade, and thereby placing them at the mer cy of unscrupulous and mammon-wor shipping un-American in the stand we have taken for the betterment of the American mechanic and the working class at large. Another statement made by the company officials is that we object to the physical examination and personal record system. This has been fought out and abolished, and we insist that it remain so; that is, in so far as the men employed in the shops are con cerned. We do not dispute the right of the company to examine men in various departments where it is abso lutely essential for the safety of the general public and in compliance with the law, such as inspectors in the car department. But we do insist that no man shall be subject to the un American treatment similar to the days previous to 1861, when a black man was placed upon the block and his teeth, eyesight, mind and muscle examined. We contend that our employers buy only our labor power and not our per sons. They have foremen and bosses to judge whether a man is physically able to do the work required of him and they have the right to dismiss the employe if he does not meet the re quirements. Another statement made by the company officials concerns the hospital system. We contend that the men who furnish the money to maintain the hospital should have a voice in in the management. One of the causes of the revolutionary war was taxation without representation, and the Amer ican people still revolt against that principle. We are told that the amount con tributed by the employes is not suf ficient to meet the running expenses. We are only told this. We have no means either to prove or disprove this statement. There is not a man in the employ of any of the roads in our jur isdiction who would hesitate tor a mo ment to pay twice the amount he is paying today if he had a voice in the administration of the money. We be lieve that men who are hurt or dis NEW PROFESSORS AT UNIVERSITY Dean Carlyle announces the follow ing additions to the faculty of the college of agriculture: To be assistant professor of botany and plant pathologist of the experi ment state, Mr. C. E. Temple of the botany department of the University Michigan. Mr. Temple holds the de grees of B.A. and M.A. from the Uni versity of Nebraska and has done considerable research work in plant pathology. To be professor of veterinary sci Mr. E. T. Baker, deputy state Washington. Mr. ence, veterinarian of Baker will take charge of the work assistant professor of agri cultural engineering, Professor E. W. Hamilton of Iowa Agricultural col lege. This department has just been established: it includes work in farm machinery and motors, farm architec ture, irrigation and drainage. Although a new department, it is expected soon to become one of the most important In the college of agriculture. on October 15. To be HOLD SCHOOL FOR FARMERS Council, Idaho— W. H. Olin, director of the agricultural extension depart ment of the University of Idaho has been in Council this week working among the farmers of the valley in the interest of the movable school which the university holds in the various communities. He states that he finds the farmers and others interested in the project and that he hopes to hold a school for a week here next Febru ary. The farmers of the valiez have had a good year thus far. The rains last spring gave the dry farmers the best crops they have ever had. The crops of small grain were extra heavy and abled should be accorded the best treatment possible, and we are willing to pay for it. If this is unreasonable wo have no proper understanding of justice. There have been instances where neu have been discharged from the lospital before a cure had been el ected, for the simple reason that the Ante allowance had expired. Particular stress has been laid upon the subject of pensions, as though this was desired by the majority of the men. We state for the benefit of the public that there is no guarantee that our old and disabled brothers will re ceive the benefits of this pension. In most cases, when a man becomes old and disabled he is laid off during times of retrenchment and ofttiraes not re-employed. Furthermore, there is no guarantee that the men who are now receiving these benefits will con tinue to do so. It is only an act of charity at best. In case of a job on Wall street the management of the roads might change hands. Then what assurance would these old men have that they would be taken care of by the new manager? What the aver age American wants is not charity, but a fair living wage, whereby he can provide for his declining years and for those depending upon him. paying a higher rate and allow one hour with pay to all employes at the close of the week, irrespective of the Much has been said regarding the "unreasonable" demands of the men for an eight-hour day. Men who have studied the economic questions of the day are forced to admit that the trend of the times is toward a shorter work day. Where the eight-hour day is in effect more work and better results have been obtained by the railroad companies. The company officials speak of the large increase in their shop expense that 7 cent flat increase would prake claiming that in some instances it would be as high as 70 per cent. It readily can be seen that this is ab surd. If any men are working in any of the shops on the Harriman system for 10 cents an hour they are certainly entitled to a 70 per cent increase. The increase we have received during the last past five years has not kept pace with the increased cost of living. With data at hand, we are willing to debate with our company officials that subject of hours and wages, and with that end in view we have asked that they meet us in joint conference as a system federation. The statement is made by the man agement that they are paying higher wages than are being paid on competi tive lines. This we will not admit. The Hill roads in the Northwest, are number of hours worked. This is ob jected to by the management of the Harriman lines. The Gould roads, in competitive territory, also are paying a higher rate. We request recognition of the fed eration because we believe that more can be accomplished in that way, with less expense both to the men and to the company. The plan has been tried on other roads with the great est success to all parties. We believe that all future difficulties can best be adjusted through this medium, and therefore we deem it advisable to in sist that we meet the comany of ficials as a federation or not at all. (Signed) E. L. Reguin of San Fran cisco, president of the federation; J. J. Jones of Los Angles, H. F. Ball of Houston, Tex.; H. B. Miller of Sacra mento, T. P. Goff of New Orleans. John Sturtman of Sacramento, and John Scott of San Luis Obispo. will yield good returns. The farmers on the irrigated tracts have also en joyed an extra prosperous summer and are enthusiastic over Council valley. Under these circumstances the farmers are very ready to take up the matter of a special series of lectures and exhibits for the valley and feel that a great deal of good would result. Mr. Olin stated before he left that he believed that the de sired number would be obtained at this point. GROWTH OF ROY SCOUTS MOVEMENT HAS REEN FAST A Movement That is Accomplishing Wonders for Youth Wherever It Exists. Few movements intended to affect the life of boys and youth have j equaled in rapidity the growth of the I one known as the Boy Scouts. Orig mating in England with General Sir Robert Baden-Powell, __ the early ap ; preciation and approval of it by Er nest Thompson Seton were the cause of its taking root in the United States, where it now has an enrollment of nearly half a million members. They come from slums and from city pal aces, from suburban villas and village cottages. So large has been the tide of boyhood and youth, seeking guid ance and rushing into the movement, that a doubling of the advisory and administrative staff has been neces sary, and the inspiring dimensions of the work have had the natural effect of enlisting' a larger calibered set of officials than otherwise would have volunteered. The main virtue of the organization is not in its quasi-military form of or ganization or in its military drill but in its skilful utilization for civic ends of the natural craving in all normal boys to co-operate with others. In this organization the boy is corraled for a process of discipline that uncon sciously, in most cases, develops him mentally, morally and physically, while he thinks that he simply is hav ing a good time. He is taught the duty of obedience and of truth telling. His [lowers of observation of nature and of discerning human peculiarities and eccentricities are sharpened. He is pledged to and made to live up to ideals of chivalry and of service to those in special need. He is given simple but fundanmental lessons in patriotism and citizenship in the guise of homely instruction that teaches him to side invariably with enforcers rath t-r than with breakers of law, a lesson that city youths much need to learn. No one who knows the moral limit ations and hazards encountered by the pampered and coddled boy u rbia, and nothing in the way of work to do, or who is aware of the effect upon a boy brought up in the city tenement or apartment house of his exclusion from actual touch with nature, can study the methods of this organization without realizing that it has come at. a timely hour to give relief, and that its mixed system of outdoor and indoor discipline is admirable. It is the foe of sloth, softness, over emphasis of book learning, snobbish ness. impurity and aimlessness, must inevitably increase the number of men who will love nature as a friend. Its old fashioned code of chiv alry must in time bring about a ren aissance of good manners and of def erence to women. It will furnish to the schools pupils with more zest for work and a keener desire for useful knowledge. We trust it will lay foun dations in civics upon which school and state can build a better fabric than in the past. of sub with his every wish gratified it Idaho State News. Boise is to have a Federated Trades Council, if plans now being formulated are carried out. George Allen of Hailey, had his right hand badly shattered by the pre mature discharge of a gun while out hunting. Mrs. B. H. Harriman, widow of the late railroad king, last week left for her eastern home, after three weeks' vacation at the country home of W. S. Eccles, Island Park, Idaho. Night Warehouseman H. T. Peter son of the Oregon Short Line was run down and killed by a train at Payette on the 6th. It is not known definitely how the accident happened. »■ m n Senator Thomas P. Gore of Okla homa,'"The Blind Man Eloquent," who will appear in the Moscow Lecture Course at Eggan's hall, Nov. 17. Sen ator Gore is one of our leading states men and orators and every one should hear him. STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE MET Boise—Harmony, a determination to bury all past differences and equally strong determination to get together and all pull in the same direction for party victory were the features of the republican state committee meeting and conference held in this city. It is said to have been the best, most harmonious, most enthusiastic and most representative gathering of republicans held in the state in many a long day. It was the concensus of opinion at the close that the outcome leaves the party in splendid fighting trim and argue well for victory all the way down the line in the next contest. In the committee meeting in the morning the rubbish was cleared away and the decks cleared for ac tion. In the rally that followed in the afternoon in the Rose room of the Owyhee hotel rousing speeches were made by Senators Heyburn and Borah, Representative French and a number of the other party leaders representing the various parts of the state. Chairman Charles L. Heitman pre sided over both meetings. He was the recipient of many high compliments for his success in bringing about the meeting and in putting the organiza tion in such fine condition on the eve of a vital campaign. In Executive Session. All counties save two were repre sented when the exceptive session of the state committee was called to or der in the morning.- The presence of a goodly number of the party war horses was noted in the gathering. There was enthusiasm from the start and a total absence of discordant ele ments. Captain E. 6. Davis of Boise, one of the republican leaders in the last legislature, was chosen secretary of the committee to succeed Addison T. Smith and J. R. Stotts, a local, news paper man who won his spurs at the head of the new bureau of the com mittee in the last campaign, was made assistant secretary. It was décidai that Mr. Stotts should accompany Chairman Heit man to Spirit Lake and take up the organization work in the northern part of the state; and that Secretary Davis should open party headquarters in Boise and keep them open continu ously. It was the idea that these headquarters in the capital should be a meeting place for party men at all times and serve as a sort of clearing house for political information for the state generally. It was voted that a convention to select delegates to the republican national convention be held in Lewis ton, but the time of the convention was not definitely fixed. There will be in this convention one delegate at ■ à ft 4 i\ , * M ' -»tv 1 ' SR k < 1 \ :.v" 1 f ir . m il J I ■ v • r ; 0 >' KJU MUCH WHEAT IN MOSCOW WAREHOUSES More grain is perhaps stored in Mos cow this season than ever before. At least the Farmers' Union warehouses are now storing more grain than for any previous year. The Farmers' Union have three warehouses full. They have, in addition to their house on Main street, the Miller and Grice warehouses. ' The cut above shows a small portion of the grain which had to be stored | on the platform outside of their Main | street warehouse. Eighty thousand bushels of grain are stored at this warehouse, 20,000 of which is outside. At the Miller warehouse they have 60, 000 bushels stored, and 20,000 more large from each county in the state, and one additional delegate for each 150 votes, and one for each major fraction of 150 votes east for justice of the supreme court at the last gen eral election. This, it was estimated, would make a convention of 270 dele gates. It was also agreed that a second state convention shall be held for the purpose of adopting a party platform for the state. This convention will be composed of some 300 delegates and will be held at a time and place to be determined later by the state committee. Finally affirmative action was ta ken in the matter of raising funds with which to clear up the deficit in the committee treasury resulting from previous campaigns. It was a busi ness meeting all the way through. Love Feast in Rose Room. When Chairman Heitman called the afternoon conference to order in the Rose room every seat was filled : extra chairs were hustled in and still prominent republicans played the part of wall flowerb on all sides of the beautiful room. It was an earn est body of men. Many of the leaders in many of the battles of the past were prominent in the assemblage, while there was a fine field of likely colts anxious to break into the run ning. The air was charged with en thusiasm and the genuine old repub lican spirit that has blazed the way to many victories. In a witty little talk Chairman Heitman congratulated the assem blage on the work of the day and on the outlook for the future. He said the republicans of the state respond ed so generously to his invitation for the meeting that it was clear they were hungry for conference and an exchange of ideas. He said the meet ing was called not to form combina tions or boost candidates, but for cousel and sociability.. Ringing speeches were made by Senators Heyburn and Borah, Rrepre sentative French, State Auditor Taylor, General Roberts, Colonel Hamer, Lieutenant Governor Sweetzer and others. Big Hand Shaking Stunt. After the adjournment of the meet ing there was a hand-shaking stunt pulled off in the lobby of the hotel that recalled old convention times. General congratulations were ex changed on the succès of the meet ing and on the outlook for success in the approaching campaign. IF YOU Want a cook. Want a clerk. Want a partner, Want a situation, Want a servant ' girl, Want to sell a piano, Want to sell a carriage, Want to sell town property, Want to sell your groceries. Want to sell your dry goods. Want to sell your hardware, Want to sell your millinery goods. Want customers for any thing, ADVERTISE IN THE STAR-MIRROR. Advertising is the highway to success, Advertising brings new customers, Advertising keeps the old ones, Advertising will insure success, Advertising shows energy, Advertising shows pluck, Advertising is Advertise or Advertise Advertise well, ADVERTISE At once. "biz," bust, long, at the Grice warehouse. This makes a total of 160,000 bushels in their warehouses. It is estimated that here are over 300,000 bushels of grain now stor ed in the Moscow warehouses, eight in number. Only a small portion of this grain has been sold. Out of the three ware houses of the Farmers' Union, only 20,000 have been sold to date. The defeat of the reciprocity act in Canada affected the Moscow wheat market 1 cent per bushel, the price ad vancing to that extent. Eastern mar kets were affected all the way from 3 1-4 to 7 3-8 cents per bushel, in Winnipeg, Canada, wheat fell one cent per bushel as a result of the election. GREEK PLEDGES AT U. OF I. Twenty-two men and 28 young wom en of the state university have Been pledged by the four college fraternities and three sororities since college opened. Their names have been an nounced as follows: Kappa Sigma— Edwin Zabel, Spo kane; Chester Loomis, Nehcotte, Wn.; Fred A. Record, Weiser; Will E. Hel frich, Boise; and James H. Hawley, Jr., Boise. Theta Mu Epsilon—Edward Coram, Grangeville; L. H. Seymour, Glenn, Calif.; Allan McDougall, Boise; Her bert Beier, Weiser; Lawrence P. Stone, Boise; and Rollin H. Buffington, Glennwood, Iowa. Phi Delta Theta — Edgar Morse Lewiston; Philip C. Mitchell, Coeur d'Alene; Lyle Marshall Rowell, Boise; Homer Smith Youpgs, Twin Falls; Murdock Milton McNicoll, Salmon; Stephen L. Denning, Moscow; Marwin E. Mulkey, Baker, Ida.; Robert Roy McGregor, Boise; and Mark Ander son, Pocatello. Zeta Delta—Andrew M. Christenson, Sandpoint. Delta Gamma — Maud Madeline Jeanette Fox, McFarland, Albia, Anthes, Denecke, Boise; Boise; Lulu Curtis, Blackfoot; Clara Hoekett, Mary Kirkwood, Edna Clarke, and Amelia Brown, Moscow; Gladys Willey, Spokane, and Harriett Wilden thater, Lewiston. Gamma Phi Beta—.Marguerite Means and Margaret Butler, Lewiston; Lois Rowley, Lewiston; Kate Skillern, Boise; Dorothy Ellis, Wardner; Irene Tosney, Mullan; Laura Whitwell and Claire Sharkey, Salmon City, Ida.; and Grace Bolger, Spokane. Omega Pi—Maude Himes, Sand point; Veda Stoddard, Nampa; Ellen Vivian Allen, Florence Stephenson, Gregory, Shields, Hailey; Iowa; Pocatello: Helen Pininah Neulin, Ellensburg, Wn.; Moscow- ; Gladys Mildred McCrossin, Emmett; Sandpoint; Nampa. Eighth Grade Elects Officers. A meeting of the 8th A class of the Moscow Public school w-as held at the home of Mr. Barackman on Deakin avenue, Friday night, Sept. 20. They elected the following officers; President, Robert Carithers. Vice-President, Signe Carlson. Treasurer, Bryan Murray. Secretary, Pearl Morgan. Elaborate refreshments were served by Mrs. Barackman during the ning. A good time was enjoyed by all, and they adjourned to meet month. eve once a Fresliuien Elect Officers. The freshman class of the state university met yesterday afternoon for the first time. semester were elected as follows; S. L. Denning, president. Will E. Helfrich, vice-president. Lulu Curtis, secretary. E. M. Montgomery, treasurer. Officers for the first Hallard Foester of Nampa, a junior at the state university, returned to Moscow Sunday evening to re-enter college. BRIEF LOCAL NEWS. C. W. Jessup of Juliaetta, was in Moscow yesterday. Wm. G. Barge, the auctioneer, was in Juliaetta yesterday on business. R. J. Mourning, a farmer residing near Genesee, was in Moscow Wednes day on business. A marriage license was issued Mon day to Edward Ruberg and Mary French, both of Kendrick. A marriage was issued Monday to William H .Stokes of Kellogg and Jessie L, Price of Moscow. A marriage license was issued Tues day to HHenry Moersch and Agnes Spurbeek, both of Genesee. A marriage license was issued last Friday at the court house to Andrew H. Olson of Pullman, and Lavlna Good win of Moscow, Professor Eugene A. Storer, the newly chosen professor of vocal music at the state university, arrived in Moscow Sunday afternoon from Spokane. At a class meeting of the seniors of the state university held the first of the week E. W. Ellis was chosen pres ident for the first semester. Mr. Ellis is from Wardner, and is taking mi ning engineering. The three county commissioners of Nez Perce county will be in Moscow Saturday to hold a joint meeting with the Latah county commissioners. The of the meeting will be to , to some understanding in the matter of repairs to a bridge near Kendrick. } Mr. and Mrs. Fred C. Schroeder and son, Edward, have moved to San Jose, Calif., where they will make their fu ture home. They have resided in Mos cow the past five years; while here they have made a host of friends who wish them much success as home makers in the "Golden State." The Third District Federation of Women's Clubs will meet in Coeur d'Alene on October 4, 5, and 6, begin ning with an evening session on the first day named. A rate of a fare and one-third will go into effect on all railroads leading to Spokane on Sept. 30, and ending Oct. 9. Three boys arrived in Moscow the first of the week to attend the state university, coming from the Long Val ley country on bicycles. They are B. E. Davis and J. D. Davis, and Will Curtis. The first two are brothers and they have attended the university for three years. The distance covered was ovèr 200 miles, and the trip was made in three and one-half days. SIX TO REPRE SENT l). OF 1. The college of agriculture will send a team of six students to the Spokane Interstate fair to represent the Uni versity of Idaho in the student stock judging contest. The team will be composed of Clyde Heard, Chas. L. Johnson, L. I. Chase, Earl Hall, A. W. Kjossness. and C. J. Kinzer. Mr. Kinzer is a new student at the univer sity, having entered this year from Kansas State Agricultural college. He comes with the reputation of being one of the best animal husbandry students in the west. He has already made a name for himself as a stock judge and general expert in live stock. The Idaho boys will have as rivals like teams from the Agricultural Colleges of Washington and Montana. An exhibit of live stock will also be sent to the fair. Five head of cat- | tie, ten head of hogs,-and ten or twelve sheep will be selected for the purpose from the fine blooded stock owned by the college. The departments of horticulture and bacteriology will send educational exhibits which will be placed in the agricultural building. These exhibits are to be in charge of j Professor Wicks and Professor Nichol son, who will discuss horticulture and sanitation pr&blems with visitors ma king known the results of the latest investigations in these fields. START WORK ON AD. BUILDING Work on the north wing of the ad- , ministration building of the state-uni versity has been started by the con tractors. J. C. Cunningham of Spo kane, has the contract. His foreman is now in charge of the force of men employed in getting things ready for more extensive operations. The contract price of this work is $78,790, and according to the terms of the agreement the building must be completed by the last of next June. IV. C. T. U. Convention for Moscow. The second annual convention of the North Idaho W..C. T. U. will be held < in Moscow on October 10, IX, and 12. I The sessions will be held in the M. E. I church. I Civil Service Examinations. 1 The United States civil service com- I mission announces that applications I will be accepted between October 1, I 1911 and January 2, 1912, for first I grade, clerical positions and third 1 grade or subclerical positions for all fm branches of the field service. The 'S examination wil be held February 3, fl 1912, at the following places in the H state of Idaho: Boise, Coeur d'Alene, fl Idaho Falls, Lewiston, Moscow, Poca- J tello, Sandpoint, Wallace. I Persons who desire to compete ] should at once apply to the local secre- * tary of the board of civil service ex aminers at any of the offices mentioned or to the District Secretary, 11th Civil Service District, Room 224, Post Of fice Building, Seattle, Wn., for applica tion and full information.