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EVENING LEDGEB-PHIL'ADELPHIA, THUKSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1911.
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SIDELIGHTS OF PERSONAL TINT
IN FEDERATION CONVENTION
Many Striking Features of Noteworthy Assemblage and
Glimpses of the Men Who Make a Stir in
l the World of Labor.
The most striking feature of tlie pres
ent convention of tho Americnn Federa
tion of Labor Is the tarce number of tall
clcleantes Hint aie attending, The West
eccms to lead tlio othrr nectlona of the
country In this respect, although "Down
Ea8l" Is not n poor second.
J, O, Brown, of Seattle, Vrt9h., hns'fow
peers when size Is the conMdomtlon.
llrown Ib president of the Timber Work
ers and Is more than 7 feet tall. Some
of the other" delegates were dinning him
nbout his size and risked ,hlm for an ex
planation lie answered that tho only
leason ho could assign was that ho was
ery fond of fish. Physiologists will
pleaso take notice.
Just to Illustrate his versatility, A. J.
Kuglcr, of Cincinnati, O., can discuss the
present European crisis for hours at a
stretch If not headed off In time. Kugler
Is the geneial organizer of tho Brewery
Workmen, but he can discuss military
tactics lJko n member of tho Gorman Gen
ril StatT and In the samo language.
Duncan McDonald, secretary-treasurer
of the Jllno AVorkern of Illinois, and
Adolph Germcr, of Sprlngfletd, lce presl
dent of the same orgoniratlon, left last
night for Chcriy, 111., whoro they will nd
dress a meeting at the third annlvorsary
of the Cherry mine disaster In which over
250 miners lost their lives. A memorial
shaft will lie dedicated.
' A lsllor who Is attracting much atten
tion la John W. Brown, of Den-er, Col.,
organizer of the United Mine Workers.
Brown was the leader of tho miners dur
ing tho now celebrated West Virginia
Taul Voegcl, of thin city, business agent
of the liiewery Workers, and Peter
Schaffcr, of this city, business agent of
the Beer Drivels, are like Damon and
I'ythlns. One Is never seen without the
Among the distinguished delegates may
bo mentioned Homer D. Call, trensurer
nf New York State. He comes from
Syracuse and officially represents tho
IlutchcrR' Union, of which ho Is secro-
i taiy-treasurcr. He said he has never
known a reception to the Federation to
equal that given this year by Philadel
phia, and ho has attended every conven
tion but ono since 1896.
Tho t'nlon Label exhibit Is dally at
tracting more attention. Ono of the ex
hibitors of clothing is doing a land of
fice business among the delegates. He ad
vertises that he will make a suit to order
and deliver It within 43 hours. Many of
tho delegates are taking advantage of this
John F. Hart, of Utlca, N. Y., organizer
of the Butchers' Union, Is very much In
evldenco at the sessions. Ho and Homer
D. Call, of Syracuse, are "doing the con
WILL TAKE LABOR'S
RIGHT TO CONGRESS
Continued from rage One
I should make Its nttltude plain. Wo of
the Federation of Labor deplore strikes.
Wo greatly deslro Industrial peace. And
wo have alwayB made tho utmost conces
sions to secure peace and to gain our
rights from our employers. But In tlmo
of peace we must prepare for mar. Wo
must nlnnri bo ready for any ovent that
"The ni"i-'tlims of tho Federation of
Labor tiro open ones. We welcome the
criticisms of our friends and of our foes.
We are going on with our work to help
the man and woman of labor whother
they are repiesentcd hero or not. It Is
our duty to help all alike, to organize
the unorganized, and to show the newly
v arrived Immigrant that his hope Is within
the fold of organized labor. The great
coal lndustrjWhc steel Industry, nil em
ployment controlled by giant corporations
must be organized. And I thank our
.fraternal delegates for all suggestions
that will nld us, Imt they must rea'lzo
that wo know the millennium Is still to
That labor must work out Its own
destiny and that the emancipation or
labor must be accomplished by labor lt-
bcK was the kejnoto or an auaicas u
Frank P. Wnlffh, chairman of the United
States Commission on Industrial Rela-
Tho convention wob nroused to the high
est pitch of enthusiasm when Mr. Walsh
announced that when tho commission sub
mits Its report to Congress next month
It will recommend, na the most funda
mental principle of social Justice, tho of
ficial recognition of the principle of col
"Collective bargaining." said Mr. Walsh,
"Is that machinery which would make It
impossible for ncll-fcd men to drive hard
barging with hungry men."
"Tho Commission will tell Congress that
out of more than 300 employers and great
captains of Industry who appeared before
It only five expressed themselves bb op
posed to collective bargaining. Tho quen
tlon of collective bai gaining will be up
permost In the report of the Commission.
Nothing will bo considered by the Com
mission except justice.
"For the first time In tho history of
this country tho Congrcs of the United
States will hear something about what
tho President of tho Illinois Stuto Federa
tion of Labor called 'the double standard
of neutrality In Industry-."
Sir. Walsh ildlculed tho Idea of "a fair
day's wage for ft fair day's work." He
said that moro often that Implied "a hard
day'B work for a wage barely sufficient
to buy tho necessities of life." and that
"labor will never be satisfied until It gets
tho full product of Its toll."
Mr Walsh usscrted that the Govern
ment should appoint boards of Inquiry for
the purpose of determining what a human
' standard of living should be nnd that
-wages should be regulated upon the find
ing of these boards. .
HOLD MENTAL BALANCE.
"We are holding the mental balance be
tween organized labor and orgnnlzed capi
tal," said Mr. Walsh, "but wo are also
heeding the olce of the disinherited of
God's creatures, the exploited man and
the exploited woman. We have also en
deavored to have articulated the stifled
sob of the exploited child In the mills and
"Tho commission will emphasise that
the man who toils should have a com
pelling voice In determining the condi
tion under which ha works.
"In recommending this, however, I wish
1o emphasize that all that government
can do Is to unshackle Industry The des
tiny of labor, the oomplete solution of
the question of Industrial democracy de
pends upon the labor movement, upon
Mr, Walsh ended hi saddress under an
outburst of applause that continued for
Mr AValah was followed In his support
of the- principle of collective bargaining
by the Rev. Samuel Zane Batten, frater
nal delegate of the Council of the Feder
ated Churches In America, representing
Mr Batten said the Federated Churches
of America would co-operate with tho
American Federation of Labor In the real
ization of Its Urns, that the church will
fight side by side with labor for better
wages, better working conditions, and the
abolition of child labor,
jn doing bo." said Doetor Batten, "we
tire simply carrying out the will and the
teachings of the Carpenter of Nazareth."
Doctor Batten strongly condemned the
economic Injustices under which labor Is
compelled to toll.
He declared it Is the duty of the churoh
tu put Itself on the side of labor in Its
fit, lit for emancipation
The necessity of greater organization
amongwomen was emphasized by Miss
Mary Dreler. head of the Women's Trade
Union League Miss Dieler declared
that ' the triumph of the objects of trade
unionism will never be accomplished un
law the women workers strive side by
side for the triumph of your principles."
Mu Dialer warned tho delegates of
serious peril Impending from the ranks
ot unoiganized women workers.
'Fur the first time." she said, "to the
liiatoij. of employment, we Lave women
fcoing into the banks to work aselerks.
Thv are taking tbe place of men at
one blt of men's wages. Jut think, you
men women are today working as chim
ney an J stack painters They ajre woik
liii carpenters nnd as "-hlnUtg You
ma not believe It, but they are working
ia foundrus. There Is only one group of
domett who demand equal nay for equal
noil Tbcse r the -rginliorf woen
. .jikciB und organised labor must aid
M' uaa Fittgeieid, pruiju Ql the
'"" luUruational Unton Label
League nnd Trades Union Auxiliary, told
of tho work being done by organized
women throughout the country for tho
uie of the union label.
It has been announced that the radical
nnd progressive opposition In tho conven
tion of tho American Federation of Labor,
will put up ti cnndldnto agnlnst Samuel
Gompcrs, President of the American Fed
eration of Labor,
Delegated representing the opposition,
who rofused to have their names quoted,
eald this morning that this convention
"would sco tho greatest exhibition of re
volt against the reactionary policy of
Samuel Gompers that the American Fed
eration of Labor has ever seen during the
entire time that Gompers has occupied
the presidency of the Federation."
"It Is perfectly disgusting to think that
Samuel Gompers, the head of more than
two million worklngmcn in America, is
the most reactionary figure In the Ameri
can labor movement," said one delegate.
"It Is n dlegrnce to the American labor
movement. We aro going to put up a
candidate against Gompers and we aro
going to elect our candidate. With that
election the American Federation of
Labor will enter upon a new era of ag
gressiveness nnd development."
Followers of Gompers, however, said
the opposition was "simply dreaming,"
and that Gompers and the prcsont execu
tive council would bo re-elected by a
COLOHADO SITUATION CONSIDERED.
Tho following resolution on tho Colo
rado strike situation was Introduced to
day by the Mining Department of tho
American Federation of Labor:
"That the SUh annual convention,
American Federation of Labor, In
convention assembled, call upon the
President of tho United States to
Insist that tho Colorado coal operate
Immediately comply with the Federal
plnn of settlement, and In the event they
refuse that he take such steps as are
necessary to have a receiver appointed
for the purpose of taking over the mines
and operate them In the Interest of the
people, under Federal supervision, until
such time as tho civil and political rights
of tho people are established."
BARONESS, WAR WIDOW,
BACK HOME IN AMERICA
Baron von Romberg Killed in Fight
NEW YORK, Nov. 12.-Back In her
merchantman colors, the Bed Star Line
steamship Lapland, which has been en
gaged as a Government transport In the
transportation of Canadian troops to
Europe, arrived here Tuesday with S19
passengers, among .them being the
tho .Baroness von Romberg, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Converse, of Green
wich, Conn.; Mrs. Stewart L. Woodford,
widow of General Woodford, once Amer
ican Minister to Spain; Admiral W. T.
Swinburne,' U. S. N. (retired); Cyril
Mnude, actor, and Captain F. H, Dalton,
J. J. Dowd, James L. Wllmeth, John
Wnlcott and It. A. Shepard, Government
ofilcials, who have been superintending
the distribution of the American relief
funds sent to the war zone.
Baroness von Romberg Is the widow
of Captain von Romberg, of tbe German
army, who was killed a few weeks ago
In the fighting before Belfort, France.
She was In deep mourning yesterday and
declined to be Interviewed, but friends
said that she had returned to America
to htay until the end of the war.
Admiral Swinburne was accompanied
by Mrs. Swinburne, and they will also
remain on American soil until things
take a more peaceful turn In Europe,
The Swlnburnes have been living In
southern Franco for the last Ave years.
Mr. Maude has come to America for a
return engagement In "Grumpy," which
made such a big hit on Broadway last
Among the other passengers were Mr.
and Mrs. En Yen-aliens-, relatives of the
Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs; Mr.
and Mi a. Focke. R. Dlx. Fred Raper.
Rowland Buckstone and Miss Nora
ADMIRALTY ADMITS LOSS
OF CRUSIERS OFF CHILI
No Information Received Concerning
Good Hope and Monmouth.
LONDON. Nov. 13.
The Admiralty admitted the Iocs of the
Ctulser Monmouth and Good Hope oft
Chill In tho following official announce
ment this aftornoon:
"As a consequence of the Information
regarding the Monmouth and Good Hope
their loss must bo presumed and a list of
their officers and orews will be published
Interested in Schwab's Trip and
Hopeful of Contracts for Warships
WILMINGTON. Del . Nov. li-Wllmlng-ton
people are in hou that n, ,...,,.?
l-lbat Charles M. Sohwab has received the
...,,- tw . Jiunioer ot loieign vessels
of the submarine typa Is true, and tnst
aowr of thetn will be built at the plant
of the Harlan ft HolMngsworth Corpora
tion, in this city, which Is owned by
Scbwab. The plain was recently improved
at a cost of several hundred thousand
dollars, and Is la excellent shapo for such
work. The company has received au word
of any couUwet being assigned here
Tti$ plant hi ltd Ut is now euilojtns
aoout itt uwu. The (ml coaaplamtm u
STORE OrENS BJO A. M. AXD CLOSES AT B.30 P. If.
; MAIL Oft PHONE ORDERS FILLED i
59c to $1.25 Values
Yard 39c to 69c
In lengths sultnblo for dresses,
suits, skirts and children's clothes,
Fashionable weaves nnd colorings
HATS TRIMMED FREE OF CHARGE
Market Double Yellow Trading Stamps With Every 10c Purchase Until Noon Filbert
Eighth AFTER THAT, UNTIL CLOSING TIME, SINGLE STAMPS Seventh
Anniversary Special Today
Hire Women's, Misses' r
naiS and Children's IOC
Over Tonr Thonnnnd Oo
On Sale- nt OtSO A. .It.
Latest stylos In untrlmmed nnd
readyto-wenr millinery; made from
silk Velvets, plushes, felts, vel
veteens, etc. Winter's smartest
All Hats Trimmed Fveo
GOOD IN ANY BOOK
YEUUQSW ray Bargain Day in the Anniversary Sale
(he brond head of a department store. The smartest fashions in winter outer apparelgreat quan
tities of goods for the greater comfort or attractiveness of the home are assembled at the lowest
prices ever asked for tlteir kinds. And all this week
The Anniversary Sale Continues Its Great Outpouring of Extraordinary Valuesll
A New Series Today
Series "3XXY" and "3XXZ"
To Every Purchaser of $1 or Over) $3.50 Crepe de $i
z : t. 1 ni,;n Wnicfo A-
liood in Any Yellow Trading Stamp Book
No Mntter How Jinny Other "nxtrn" Slumps You Mar
fitlVth MnilM, 1... nnMn,,tn .Inw Vnlln.,, CHh.HH .. ,.-..
, secure, free of nny expense, many a luxury or ncccs-
, d.vj iui iiiu iiunie or yourseii.
Some Exceptionally Pretty
Join the Anniversary Sale
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Suits and Coats
Another Extraordinary Millinery Value Distinguish
ing Our Annual Anniversary Sale,
Jinny Smart Style I Our In Skotrlird
Thcso are tallorod hats in black vol
vet, trimmed with molro ribbon
bows, flowers and fur.
Flno black velvot In various me
dium nnd conservative shaped
One In Sketched.
S3 Black Velvet Hats, $1.95
The fashlonahlo larsc sailors, with
soft crowns. Fine quality.
$1.50 Sailor Hats, 85c
Black velvot In a variety of those
We Trim All Hats
Free of Charge
$3.50 Ostrich Bands, $1.97
With tip In centre In black, white and n prood selection
of colors. FIRST FLOOR, NORTH
In pink, white nnd
black Fresh from
their boxen nnd In a
very winsome stvli.
with dainty silk
ered on tho front.
French vollo. beau
trimmed with lace
Insertion and frills:
finished with pearl
buttons nnd dainty
llixrlnpr collar. One
A lovely combina
tion of cream
nhndow lace nnd
They havo smart,
deep - pointed flar
lnp collars nnd hem
Special purchases rcnrescntinir an assortment of winter's smartest fashions. The
space is loo limited to be able to give full detail of their exceptional worth and at-
iracuvciicss mc ioiiowmg merely gives mms.
Latest Rcdingotc and Hip-Length Jacket Styles.
They're gabardines, poplins, serges and suitings, in brown, green,
navy and black. Show trimmings of fur fabric, plush, velvet or rich
All fasten in high military style and are lined with yarn-dyed' satin.
Utility coats in Balmncaan effects, in Scotch and English mixtures,
Women's 50c Cash
In blnck, tan nnd gray; fleece, silk
cashmere nnd fancy lined.
$15.75 Top fcj
Utility and Dressy Styles. One Illustrated.
They're pebble cheviots and English woolens mannishly tailored
or in fancier redingote fashion, with full ripple back and side
belt. Also velvet collar. (Women's sizes only.)
$25.00 TOP COATS
Children's $1.00 7C
One-clasp, tan and Rray kid nnd mocha.
FIRST FU30R, HIGHTH ST. SIDE
t An elegant new ripple back style, in extra fine quality pebble chev-
5 iot of Holland blue, black, navy blue, green and brown. Show
5 belted tendency, military fastening and dressy caracul cloth collar.
I SECOND FLOOR
Two of Our Largest and Best Clothing Suppliers Have Contributed as Their Quota to The
Men's Hig-hGrade SUITS Actually $1
MaAe in ?pII Pnr 75 Qr.Ar.aI at L
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Every one of thcbc .garments is hand-tailored from superior quality Loiulon shrunk materials that are
ever' thread pure-wool.
They are suits of style and distinction, offering wide choice of new patterns and dark rich winter colors
in fashions that will please men of cither extreme or conservative tastes in dress.
$22.50 OVERCOATS, Made of the $
Famous St. George Kersey Special at
These are winter's latest and dressiest fashions, lined throughout with fine Skinner's satin, guaranteed to
wear for two years and labeled with the maker's guarantee to this effect. All sizes.
It is but seldom that any store has opportunity to announce ttvo such extraordinary values as these where the saving
amounts to almost as much as the expenditure.
Young Men's $12.50 Suits. . .y CQ
Excellent styles in fancy cheviots and cassimeres.
Sizes 15 to 20 years. Small men can be fitted, too.
Men's $27.50 $
Overcoats . .
Of "Wamskuck" chinchilla the best made in
America. Double-breasted, shawl collar styles
in blue and dapple gray.
Men's $18-00 $i
Overcoats . .
Twenty-six different smart fabrics made into
fine heavy coats with iron-clad sleeve lining and
double warp serge body lining.
Men's $15 Balmacaans. ,$Q ClA
Blue and rich Scotch mixtures. 0JV
Men's $15 Suits.
English style, in stylish plaids, pin stripes, plain
cheviots and cassimeres.
Bflillllii tou W
Hir HI "nWvl V
Values and Assortments Are Exceptional
An almost Infinite variety and Includes atyles for both
acnooi ana uresey wear. Among xnem
$10.50 . . .
Of zlbollne In capo style,
with pockets and lnrfro
BOYS' COATS, $9 AK
$4, $5 & $6.50 Values
Sample Line of Philip Walcoff & Co.
In fine cheviots, cassimeres, chin
chillas and kerseys main quite
handsome with their braid frogs,
Astrakhan or Persian lamb collars.
Sizes 2Vi to 12 years.
9 A. M.
$6.50 and $8 OVERCOATS, sizes 6 to 17 years, $3.80.
$5.50 to $6.50 NORFOLK SUITS, with extra pair of
pants, sizes 7 to 16 years, $3.35.
$8.50 CHINCHILLA OVERCOATS, small men can
be fitted, too, $5.
GUARANTEED RAINCOATS, sues 6 to 18 years,
$2.98 and $4.98.
SECOND FLOOR, SEVENTH & MARKET STS.
Coats . .
One Sketched I For filrU of
II to 14 Yearn nnd Older.
Include chinchillas, mixtures,
zlbellnes, striped nnd check
ed materials, many finished
with plush and fancy but
tons. $5.50 and $6 Dresses.
Stylishly made of wool serge combined with Scotch
plaid trimmed with Roman striped satin or sailor
collar, braid and buttons.
One Sketched t Slim (I to 14 Yenra.
$.1 Conta and Dreaaea are O.SO Sale '
No Mall or 'Phone Orders Filled
$7.50 Wool Blankets, $d 7 El
Fine qunllty white lamb's wool, with fleecy
nap, made on spool cotton warp. Very comfort
able, yet llsht welRht; welfrhlnsr five pounds to pair.
They are dainty pink and blue borders. Full-be4
size, 70x80 Inches.
$3.50 Comfortables $99.Q
Some covered with fine figured sllkollne In pink and
blue figures on white grounds, with silk borders.
OtherB covered with figured and striped sllkollne and
satlne; still others have plain satlne centres and fanoy
borders; white cotton filling. Sice 73x80 Inches.
FIRST FLOOR, NORTH
TtiA innlvAFflnrv fln la nrfnfiln oninu
opportunity to replenish old and worn-out
Mvbu t.v, mubM iunof butiii uaum
SEASONABLE UNDERWEAR AND HOSIERY
Women's and Children's $1.25 to $1.50
Sample Underwear, each
Lot Includes vests, pants and union suits. All weights and quali
ties of wool and part wool. Not all sizes In each style.
Women's $1.50 Under-
wear, eacn . ,
Full nickel trim
med; oentre grate
draft on solid cast
base; with one
length pipe and elbow.
Good size, heavily
Five foot, reinforced;
wltn bueket sbelf.
10-iocu siae. 80s. Aa-
pried Haral decora -
Sllk-and-wool vests; high necks;
long and elbow length sleeves;
knee and ankle length tights.
Misses 39c to 50c
Underwear, each 25c & 35c
Winter-weight fleece-lined vests
Sizes 2 to 9 years, each 33c,
Siseu 10 to 1 years, each 35c, or
three for 91,
FIRST FLOOR, SOUTH
Women's 50c Silk
Pure thread Bilk In black and va
rious colors. Have hlgh-spllced
heels, double soles and reinforced
tops. Maker's Imperfections.
Children's 25c and 29c
Stockings, 18c and 20c
Fashioned ribbed cotton for girls
and boys. Have extra-spliced toe
and heel; also triple knee.
Sizes 8 to 9H, 18c, or S pairs hoc.
Sizes 19 to 11, 20c
Yard wide. Newest up-to-date
printed effects, prettiest multi
color combinations for waists,
dresses and tine foundations.
$1.50 Silk Poplins CQr
and Canton Crepes "t-'
Plain-colored silk poplins and Can
ton crepes; desirable shades, also
stylish brocaded poplins In every new
$2 Crepe Meteors, $1.59
40 Inches wide. Superior grade for
smart blouses, dresses, etc Beauti
ful new shades; also white uni black.
FIRST FLOOR. SOUTH
Cedar Chests, Curtains and Draperies
Anniversary Specials at Startling Price Reductions
20c to 40c
Drapery Rem- 1 OC
Of genuine red cedar
and lid stays, oxidized handles and
iuchm long, z
18 lncliss sigh
tshed. trimmed with bras hinges
Fine sorim and voile, with colored
.borders; also fine cretonne In use
$5.50 Irish Point
Curtains, pair. . . .
Fin net. plain centres, with wlde-
S3 Lace Curtains, $1.98
Heavy cable net, with N pretty
braided borders In white and Ara
blau,colorj, Zht yards long
$2 & $2.50 Lace Window
Panels, each $1.25 & $1.49
Of Scotch lace In pretty 01 t lc
cream and ecru
IS Inches wide. 912K
it Inches wide. X.4
$2 Couch Covers, $1.39
Heavy -grade tapestry; reversible;
in Oriental desitme, full width and
Uugth. fringed nil aroitud, ex plain
Linoleum, sq. yd.
Several hundred yards In this lot
in remnant lengths. Itrlng room
90c Velvet Stair Q
Carpet at Ui7C
27 Inches wide. Full rolls, at
tractive two-tone red, green and
$20 Axmin- $1 Q Qlt
ster Rugs.. 0,UO
Room size SxlS ft , In handsome
floral effect j. Only fifty, so come
In The Jewelry Section
$1,98 Sterling Silver QQ
La Valllerea ao
With ftae rhlneatone settings, pearl
IK OVH BIU KJtSTAl'MAST 8BSV 9V XMSftYtUlhU AT LOWKHf PaUCltS KI"1M VLOJ:
$1.50 Pearl Necklaces, 85e
Fine quality pearl, wltn MUd-void or
rlilnestone studded cU
$2.56 te $3.5 RhlHastoae
FlM uuaUt rhlseatoaee In aiumitum
tnomntlnc, fancy 4bjn
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