The Labor World from Duluth, Minnesota on September 21, 1901 · Page 1
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1 ,.« ,4- VOL. 7, .1 I I •1SL— No. If you can't come —'phone 85c all-wool black Gksatebt Daylight & Cheviot—Fine Black— hard twisted, wearresisting finish—50 Inches wide—at Friday's price 69c a yard. $4.00 Walking 75c Silk Chantilly of $2.98 Skirts—of excel­ lent Melton cloth —in Black or Ox­ ford Gray—has stylish set on jounce—9 inches wide with rows of stitching. It's the equal of the usual $4 skirt and is a special val­ ue at Friday's price of $2.98. Men's 50c Work­ 39c ing Shirts—made of strong drill in Black and White Stripe Patternsdouble back and front—well made —sell regularly at 50o» each—for Friday, only 39c. 19c Lace from 2% to 6 in­ ches wide—very pretty patterns—real value is from 25c to 75c per yard—Friday's price 19c a yard. 75c black Taffeta 59c —18 inch excellent quality, soft and lus­ trous finish—a splendid value at Friday's price of 59c a yard. $2.00 high lustre extra quality, 36 inch Black Taffeta Silk—at Fri­ day's price— per yard $1.50 $1.00 black Taffeta—wear guar­ anteed—21 inches wide—very fine •weight- and texture Friday'* price- ftOr' per yard O "C $2.25 fine black Peau de Soie— 22 inch—very fine, soft and service­ able—Friday's price per yard $1.00 L. D. Brown's fine $1.50 Peau de Sole—wear guaranteed, 2 inches —at Friday's price— per yard Ladies' $1.25 good 35c Wide all Silk 79c Kid Gloves, in tan, brown and ffray, made of excellent glace kid— overseam sewed—not all sizes— hence Friday's price of 79e. A NEW QUESTION. Miuvwu WAII mmmmrngmmmsmsm us—all orders carefully filled. y± WA jj Next Week Bargains Here's a list of things for next week's sale—full of underprice helpfulness—We are particular to have our big special sales only on things that are desirable and adapted to present needs—and the extra low prices which we quote makes them doubly interesting and attractive. Take these for instance: 65c ::r "Pp "s $2.50 and $2.00 Heavy 54.inch skirting in black, tan, Oxford and gray face, with fancy back—make fine walking and rainy day skirts— Friday's price «|/l«i7V/ $1.25 extra heavy homespun cheviots54 inch fine black only—for stylish Skirts and Suits—Friday's price OC $1.75 extra heavy all-wool Melton Skirting in black, navy ani gray— Friday's price— per yard $1.25 $1.25 extra heavy black Pebble Cheviot —52 inches wide—Friday's price only ^l«Vrvl 10c36'in. Percales—in dark colors of red, gray and black grounds with small neat figures—for wrappers and house dresses—Friday's price—per yard OC Mill ends of 10c Outing Fiannels-Soft and fleecy in pretty striped patterns —Friday's special price— per yard OC Extra quality 10c White Domet Shak­ er Flannel, 27 inches wide—regular 10c quality, at Friday's price—per yard 8c 37-J-c all-wool Oress Flannels—will make very good children's dresses— 36 inches wide, comes in navy, royal, red, brown, green, gray and, brown mixed—Friday's price—per yard 75c and 65c all-wool Jamestown Plaids 36 inch—large variety of pleasing color combinations—for children's school tlreHares—Frltfaif• per yard $1.50 fleece lined M. S. BURROWS. con(ro^ $1.19 Wrappers, in pret­ ty dark and med­ ium colors—made with wide and full flounce on the skirt and ruffles with braid trim­ ming over the shoulder—is cut ex­ tra full in hips and skirt—would be a good value at $1.50—Friday's price is but $1.19. 15c Fancy Damask 15c Ribbon, Nos. 60 and 80— in all the fashionable shades, beautiful for neck and sash and dress trim­ ming—Friday's price 15c a yard. 75c Bleached Ger­ 9c Towels, pretty colored borders—size 20x38 inch, Friday's special price—' only 9c each. 59c man Table Damask— all pure linen—2 yards wide—A very special value today at Friday's price of 59c per yard. f°r Duluth the pro* rr ductions of those celebrated makers of UNION MADE CLOTH­ ING, H, J, Brock & Co, and Roberts• Wicks Co. When considering the purchase of a suit or overcoat it will be to your advantage to inspect these perfect made garments. Can President Roonevelt Serve for Three Terms. The guessers are at work early. There is an unwritten law known to every boy.that no person can be presi­ dent of this country for more than two terms. As President Roosevelt ascend- How easy it is to criticise those who ed to the presidency as a result of the do something, while you do nothing death of President McKinley, and as yourself. he seems to be a very popular man, can he, without violating any rule of form­ er presidents, be a candidate for the presidency, or can he hold the office for two terms after the expiration of this one? The guesser will have seven years to think about it. TJ«Pfoa 21. DULUTH AND SUPERIOR, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21. 1901. WTttS CMHJUNT ASSEMBLY PROTESTS TO COUNCIL AGAINST ZENITH TELEPHONE. Complains That the Franchise la Not Lived Up to—'The Assembly Reiterates Its Position as to Public Ownership—Asks That the Zenith Company Be Required toTnt in a Proper and Up-to-date System. The Duluth Trades Assembly for the Electrical Workers' union, have filed with the City Council a complaint against the Zenith Telephone Company for not adhering to the terms of the franchise, granted to this company by the City of Duluth. The complaint is as follows: Duluth, Mini), Aug. 22,1901. To the. Honorable Mayor and Members of the Common Council: Gentlemen: The labor organizations of the city have always taken a deep interest in municipal affairs. It was the Trades Assembly that first declared for the municipal ownership of public utilities, and when the question was brought to an issue, if fought on the side of the people. When the franchise of the Duluth Telephone company expired, the Trades Assembly stated forcably its position Again it re-iterated its former declara­ tions for the municipal ownership of public utilities, and desired that the city own and operate its telephone sys­ tem. The council, however, thought different, and a franchise was given to what is now known as the Zenith Tele­ phone company. Under the franchise the said, Zenith Telephone company, is obliged to use in its construction copper mettallc lines. This has not been done, as can be proven by an examination of its work. Iron wire is used where copper wire should be. During the past year noth­ ing but iron wire has been used upon the poles, of said company, with the ex­ ception of about twenty miles of copper wire which is used as tow lines. The system is not as was agreed up­ on. It was to be a metalie system, that is that there should be but one sub­ scriber on each two wires. Substantial evidence can be produced which will show that this has not been done. On Seventh avenue east and. Fourth alley, which is known to the company as D. P. 35, all subscribers are on a common return system. This in­ terferes with cross talk to such an ex­ tent that some of the phones have been ordered out. Three subscribers suc­ ceeded in getting the company to put in a metalie system on this line. On First avenue east and Third alley there ate 3ft «uhscrlherft..who are.on the cona*" mon return system and the same con­ ditions apply there. West Duluth, New Duluth, Woodland and Lakeside are also on the same plan, causing much complaint. There are 15 subscribers on London road and 20 on D. P. 36,at Sixth avenue west and Sscond alley, on the common return system. We believe as the city gets a portion of the earnings of the Zenith Telephone company, which is one of the conditions of the franchise, that it is in the city's Interest to see that the best service Is given in order that the city may secure a larger revenue. We respectfully request that your honorable body make a thorough inves­ tigation of the above charges. The matter was brought up at the last meeting of the council and was referred to a committee for investiga­ tion. The developments will be watch­ ed with interest. If the company has violated the terms of its franchise, it is within the province of the council to either insist upon its enforcement to the letter, or to declare that the fran­ chise shall be null and void. LUMBER PILERS ORGANIZE. Union Promises to Be a Creditable Addition to Organised Labor. For the last few years there has been attempts to organize with success the various men who are employed in the saw mills. Unions have been formed and for some reason, after a season's work was done they would disband. The trouble was that a general union of saw mill employes found it difficult to work with satisfaction to all the membership. A new plan has now been suggested. This is to organize the different branch­ es of the work in separate unions. The lumber pilers are the first to make an effort along these lines. There are some who believe that this is not a trade within itself. Our experience among them has told us that every man can not pile lumber to the satis­ faction of the employer. There is some thing about the business that requires watching, and if a lumber piler is not on to his job he is liable to spoil a good­ ly amount of lumber. This being a fact, the men who fol­ low this branch of the work, usually work at it year in and year out, Just the same as if they were at a trade. Last Sunday afternoon nearly a hund­ red lumber pilers employed in the vari­ ous saw mills about town met at the I. O. G. T. hall. West Duluth, and or­ ganized a union to be known as the Lumber Pilers' union of Duluth. They elected officers and made application Tor,a charter. They also appointed a committee to draft a constitution and by-laws. The union will be formed along the same lines as the Longshore­ men's union, and it is hopefully ex­ pected that it in time will be capable of controlling the trade as do the lumber loaders. Wages will be steadily increased, and the conditions of toll will gradually be made better. In the last twenty years the Brother­ hood of Carpenters and Joiners has in­ creased by 66,858. They only bad a membership of 2,042 in U8L TMKS MSHBLY DISCUSS IMPORTANT MATTERS AT LAST MEETING. Assembly Passes Resolutions De­ ploring Death of President Mc­ Kinley—Seat Many New Delegates. Indorsed the Brewery Workers' Short But Successful Strike—La­ bor Day Committee? Makes Report. The regular meeting of the Trades Assembly was held last Friday evening. The assembly indorsed the strike of the Brewery Workers' union against the Duluth brewers. Resolutions of condol­ ence were adopted deploring the death of President McKinley, and anarchy was denounced in striding terms. Several matters of importance were acted on. The following credentials were re­ ceived and delegate seated: Charles Unden and Rudolph' Scheffer, brewery workers Louis P. V^eissmiller and A. Hoelscher, musician^' Thomas Marks, electrical workers 0. Krebsbach and Ed. Maere, paintersjand.decorators. Linemen's committee reported that at their last meeting they had some corrections in theft- communication which they intend to present to the city council, asking thaLt the franchise of the Zenith Telephone company be re­ voked, claiming that the company has failed to live up tof their contract with the city. Copies of £he communication are to be printed aiaid will be presented to the council at thfir "next meeting. The treasurer rejg$r,t3$ having in the bank $488.61 to the assembly's credit. Expenditures since ,t!e last meeting were $148.18. On motion a com^ilttee of five were appointed to draft* fesofations of con­ dolence on account |of,. the president's death. The chair anointed the follow­ ing committee: S 5|4f. Klelley, Joseph Pratts, Ole Laroo|| A. A". Fider 'and Henry Dworschafc^ The resolutions were unanimously S&pted, and are a3 follows: "Whereas, the Honorable William McKinley, preside^ /of the United States, was shot while proving to the people of tfte country his love, loyalty and friendship for them at a reception in the Temple of Music at Buffalo, N. Y., and'i' "Whereas, the Honorable William McKinley, president, of the United States, now lies In critical condition as a result of hts guilds, inflicted by one Leon Czolgosz.' ~r "Be is resolved, ''Jijr the Federated Trades and Labor Assembly of Duluth that the dastardly «hd cowardly act of the anarchist, LeonjsCzolgosz, be con­ demned. i||,' "Be lt further res$»M iiEfc»t*hc«yaderated Trades and Labor Assembly of Duluth as a body extends its sympathy to the president, his family and the country at large in this, their hour of bereavement. (Signed.) "S. M. KIELLY, "JOSEPH PRATTS, "OLE LARSON, "A. A. FIDER, "HENRY DWORSCHAK." Delegate Scheffer, of the Brewery Workers' union, read the scale of wages and contract of his union, which was submitted to the Duluth brewers and which they refused to sign, the scale called for $14 and $16.50, and nine hours. The skilled men to receive $16.50 and those working around the brewery to receive $14. He said that they after­ wards made concessions to $15 per week for the skilled men and ten hours per day, but this was also refused. They asked the moral support of the Assem­ bly in their fight. Eleven men were affected by the strike. After consider­ able discussion the assembly endorsed the strike of the union and delegates were instructed to notify their respec­ tive unions, and not to patronize their product until the matter had been satisfactorily settled. Leo J. Richardson was given the floor and stated that a meeting would be held at the Armory on Sunday and a fine musical program had been arrang­ ed. Mr. Richardson will deliver a speech on labor and economic questions and a tribute will be paid to President McKinley. Admission will be free, and It is hoped that there will be as many union men present as can possibly at­ tend. The meeting will be held under the auspices of the Trades Assmbly. The assembly indorsed the action of Mr. Richardson, and it is expected a rousing meeting will be held. The Labor Day committee reported that the net proceeds of the picnic were $432.20, with still some outstanding debts to come which will probably swell the proceeds another hundred or so. The expenses wer rather large this year and some of the delegates seemed to be dissatisfied with the committee's re­ port. The expenses were $816.23. DULUTH CIGARS. Find Ready Market Throughout the Northwest. Duluth cigars are in the lead in Minnesota. The material in the cigars are far above the average, and as quality counts in a cigar it can be ex­ pected that in a short time Duluth will be the leading tobacco city in the north west. The home cigar factories are ad­ ding to their force -every day. Culver & Co., The Duluth Cigar Factory, and Henry Selvers arem aklng extensive additions to their trade. The Ron Fernandez Company has over sixty men employed, and their trade is grow­ ing with rapidity. This result can be attributed to .the earnest and consist­ ent work of the Duluth Cigarmakers' union. Their work is bearing fruit, and they ought to be highly satisfied with their efforts in this direction. He who will not contest for the es­ tablishment of Justice is just as ciilable as the tyrant. ••SJB STOKE is smut BREWERY WORKERS AND THEIR EMPLOYERS AGREE. Two Days on Strike Was Enough to Bring Them Together—The White Winged Angel of Peace Descends Upon Them, and They Burled the Differences—Both Sides Made Con­ cessions—Now All Are Happy. The strike of the Brewery Workers' union has been satisfactorily settled, and no love has been lost. When the men returned to work Monday morning it was just as if nothing had happened. Last Thursday the union went out on strike for higher wages and shorter hours. It was at first thought that it would be a fight to a finish, but calmer judgment soon reigned and on Sunday the committees from the Trades Assem­ bly, Brewery Workers' union and the employers, got together, and after a thorough discussion the white winged angel of peace descended, the god of war disappeared, and each extended to the other a fraternal hand shake. The trms of the settlement, from all indications, are highly satisfactory. The wages will be from $13 to $15 per week. The hours will not be changed just now. Each party stretched a point. It was a matter of give and take, as there was a. disposition of fair­ ness all around, they were not long in reaching a medium. A representative of the Labor World called on repre­ sentatives of both employers and em­ ployes this week, and tyith expressed their high appreciation of the actions of the other. The Brewery Workers' union deserves considerable credit for the advance­ ments they have made since their or­ ganization, but two years ago. Since then all Sunday work was been abolish­ ed. The hours of labor have been ma­ terially reduced, and the wages have been increased. This ought to encour­ age every member, and if they are fair and conservative there is no reason why the union cannot accomplish more in the future, through a gradual process. TO INFORCE THE LAW. Marine Engineers Must Be Citisens of the United States. President M. Ryan of the. Licensed Tugmen's Asociation, reports a rather odd experience at Cleveland recently. According to the United States marine laws, any person engaged as a marine engineer must be a citizen of the Unit­ ed States. Down at Cleveland there are a number of men who have become naturalized to secure a job, but have 4a home -in- Canada Th«yv*r«~ not really citizens unless their families live in the United States, and hence Mr. Ryan insisted on the enforcement of the law with success. He says that there are a number of captains in the same boat, and it is his intention to look after them. CARPENTERS' UNION. Donate Ten Dollars to Sick Member. Business Booming. The Carpenters' union held a fairly well attended meeting last Tuesday evening. Leo J. Richardson addressed the meeting on behalf of the memorial meeting to be held at the Armory Sun­ day. His remarks were well received. The union donated $10 to Charles B. Johnson of West Duluth, a member of the union who has been sick for some time. One* member was initiated. Resolutions of condolence was drawn up by J. W. Richardson and Frank Willett, deploring the president's death and a copy of same will be forwarded to Mrs. McKinley. Business agent J. H. Baker reported trade good and unable to get enough men to supply the de­ mand. The union is in good condition. T. J. GRIFFITH. Well Known Labor Man Now Travel­ ing? on the Road. Mr.' T. J. Griffith, of Minneapolis, a prominent member of the Flour Pack­ ers and Nailers' unidh, and also of the Minneapolis Musician's union, is in Du­ luth. Many of the delegates to the Mankato convention will remember Mr. Griffith, who represented the Packers and Nailers' union there. Since then he has accepted a position with ,the Pillsbury-Washburn company in their cereal department. Mr. Griffith is here introducing that company's cereal and breakfast food. STEWART RETURNS. Returns From Convention of St earn Engineers Held in St. Panl. Robert Stewart, who represented the local union of steam engineers at their national convention, which was held in St. Paul last week, has returned. He reports a very successful meeting, and that St. Paul maintained its repu­ tation as a royal city. Many things pertaining to the welfare of the trade were discussed, and the organization will push the work of organization in the future as it has in the past. Other trades were supported and the labels of all *unions were indorsed. O'DONNELL AT BUFFALO. Labor Commissioner Is Attending: a Factory Inspectors Convention Labor Commissioner O'Donnell and his assistant, Mr. Hammond, are in Buffalo this week attending the annual convention of the Factory Inspectors of the United States. These corlventions are held for the purpose of ex­ changing Ideas of the proper .work of inspectors, and we know that Mr. O'Donnell can give them plenty of food for thought. -GMfdren's 2 LADIES,' HISSES,' NULMEirS and Hosiery. Lines well bought, priced so low that it will lend special attraction to this de­ partment during: this sale. You will not find a more complete stock or more pleasing prices in the city than here. We have the exclusive selling of the famous "Forest mils" extra fine fleece, at only.... Ladies'Union Suits—Peel Jersey ribbed, silky fleeced, silk crochet edge, silk stitching.. ^ies' Union Suits—Peeler or.cream color, very fine J| 2§ Children's Oneita Union Suits—in flat weave or ribbed Jersey, soft fleeced, all sizes, at only heavy fleeced cotton, all sizes, at only 15c to MEMORIAL MEETING MASS MEETING AT THE ARMORY TOMORROW AFTERNOON. It Will Eclipse All Former Events. The Causes of Anarchy and An­ archists Will Be Thoroughly Dis­ cussed, and Remedies Will Be SuRgrested For Relief—A Fine Mus­ ical Program Is Prepared. Memorial services will be held at the Armory tomorrow afternoon, under tn« auspices of the Trades and Labor As­ sembly. The meeting will be one of the greatest ever held in Duluth. It may not be altogether a sacred affair, but it certainly will be of an educational nature. The principle speech of the occasion will be made by Leo J. Richardson. He has chosen for his subject, "Patriot­ ism not politics, or education not an­ archy." Mr. Richardson is well known as a forcible speaker. The great ques­ tions of the hour will be handled in a different manner than is usually the habit on such occasions, and there will be no sacrilege about it either. The cause of anarchy "will be discus­ sed, and some real practical remedies will be suggested. Besides the singing there will be a musical program, which HOSIERY. Ladies' Fast Black Cotton Hose, fi}^ good weight and stainless, at IvC Ladies' Black Cotton Hose, absolutely fast, heavy fleeced....... Ladies' Black Cotton Hose, with ribbed top, heavy fleeced, will not crock Cor fade IOC Ladies' Ribbed Cashmere Hose, extra weight, in gray or black, with nat- 1 p. ural heel and toe, extra length, only.... «OW Ladies' Plain Cashmere Hose, fast black, fine gauge, special value, only £OC Ladies' Fine French Cashmere Hose, extra quality and finish, regular made, splendid value, only Children's Hose—Heavy Jersey ribbed cashmere for girls and boys, superior quality, only. Children's Ribbed Cotton Hose, fast black, IQ^ heaxy ribbed, all sizes, at only. I"v The famous "Black Cat" Stocking here in either fleeced or unfleeced heavy ribbed best wearing stocking made to stand the hard knocks of JE*, school children, all sizes at one price, on|y £0v t. FIVE CENTS. Underwear for ladies, misses and children. These garments are unsurpassed in make, fit and excellence of material used. Ladies' Vests and Pants—Jersey ribbed, heavy IP fleeced cotton, silver gray color «u Ladies' Vests and Pants—Jersey ribbed, heavy fl®®ced in ecru awl gray, at only uuv Ladies' Vests and Pants—««B. E. J.," cream col- CAor, very silky fleece lined, perfect fitting, at only OUC Ladies' Vests and Pants—in fine white swiss CA** ribbed cotton, heavy fall weight, at only DVv Ladies' Vests and Pants—-Fine ribbed, natural 7Jgray wool plaited,-shaped, etc. at only I OC. Ladies' Vests and Pants—in natural gray, pure wool, fine plat weave, hand crochet silk edged, A A shaped, extra value, at only 41*UU Ladies' Vests and Pants—in fine camel's hair, soft fin- £f Ish and excellent weight, at only Ladies'Vests and Pants--fine ribbed lamb's wool in fcf natural gray or white, silk stitched edges, etc. at only Ladies' Union Suits—The "Oneita" brand, Jersey ribbed, 7Cheavy fleeced, ecju, at only I OC Ladies' Union Suits—"Oneita," pure white, Jersey ribbed, r| •r :#3 •il? ••Jv 124c 50c will include Herr Hans Albert, the emi­ nent violinist. He will be accompanied by Mrs. A. Hoelscher. There will also be solos by Geo. Tyler and Edgar W. Prophet. By the above it can be seen that the affair will be grand. The musical part will be an exceptional treat, and every one can wager that the speaking will be goood. No admis­ sion fee will be charged, for every­ thing will be free. NEW UNION PROPOSED. steps Probably W»U Be Taken tt Organise the Bill Posters. We are in receipt of a communication from the Billers' Protective Union of Indianapolis, asking us to use our best' endeavors to secure the organization of the bill posters, lithographers and card tackers in our city. The matter will be referred to the"Trades Assembly at the meeting, and if there is a sufficient1 number employed in the city-an organization will no doubt be perfected. THE M0LDERS' UNION. (Jnlon is In Good Conditiom and la Growing at Ererr Xeetlig. The Duluth Molders' union Is getting along in a splendid manner. All the local men are members of the and the wages are fairly good. At the next meeting of the union there win be three new members inifa-tml/ report that trade is goo& 3 I *-4* /J *4 »aj? .£ 'l

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