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PREPARE FOR 11.F. OFL.
LOCAL COMMITTEE WILL MEET
Exhibit of Union Label Goods Will
Not Be Made in Connection with
Big ConventionMuch Importance
Attaches to Stand of Organization
The general committee of arrange
ments For the coming convention of
the American Federation of Labor will
meet tomorrow evening at Alexander
hall and discuss pre-convention mat
ters. The work of the committee is
about completed and all is in readi
ness for the greatest labor gathering
in the history of the federation.
It has been decided to call off the
plans for an exhibit of union-made
goods. Similar enterprises in other
cities have been successful, but the
move did not seem to meet with pop
ular favor here. It is understood that
several firms which manufacture label
lines will make displays, but there will
be not united action.
As the time for the convention
draws near, it develops that the busi
ness to be considered is voluminous
and of vast importance to organized
workmen. The Minneapolis conven
tion will mark an epoch the trades
union movement for the reason that
for the first time in its history politics
will be discussed. For years the pres
ident of the federation fought strenu
ously against the introduction of any
thing savoring of political action. In
each succeeding convention the social
ists made a fight to have the delegates
go on record as favoring entry into
politics, and this faction has waged a
bitter and relentless war on Mr.
Gompers because of his opposition to
their plans. The socialist element will
welcome the political step the organiza
tion has taken. Locally the step has
met with favor, but the future de-
)ends upon the success of labor's plans
the approaching election.
Gompers Gives His Views.
Mr. Gompers is out in a statement
setting forth his views on politics,
legislation and labor, in order that he
may n9t be misunderstood, and the
current issue of the Federationist con
tains the statement in full.
It is now apparent that the federa
tion will come out squarely 'n support
of the International Brotherhood of
Teamsters as against the seceding fac
tion, the United Teamsters of Amer
ica. President Gompers and other
officials have done their utmost to
bring about harmony in the ranks of
the teamsters. Recently Mr. Gompers
visited Chicago in an endeavor to
bring about an understanding between
the tactions. He handled the matter
in his usual vigorous style, and went
o far as to warn both sides that if
the war continued thei% would soon be
no teamsters' organization.
Mr. Gompers noted conditions of
years ago, when the man who drove a
wagon was up before sunrise and never
inoed till midnight. When the old
time teamster was not eating or sleep
ing, he was working. When the union
was organized conditions changed, and
higher wages, shorter hours and bet
ter conditions prevailed. Then came
a division, and it required a great
deal of tact to bring about a reunion.
This was accomplished, however, and
the International Brotherhood of
Teamsters was the result. Locally the
trouble is not felt, but if matters are
not adjusted at the convention, it is
felt that nothing can save the two or
ganizations from going under.
A large attendance is desired at the
meeting of the committee tomorrow
night, and a photographer will be
present to take a flashlight of those
present. The meetings of the commit
tee will be held every Monday even
ing from now until the convention
A. B. Gray Becomes Secretary of
J. L. Chapman, delegate from the
Typographical union, has resigned as
recording secretary of the Trades As
sembly, and A. B. Gray of Machin
ists' union No. 91. has been elected to
the place. Mr. Chapman has held the
position for a long time and his resig
nation was a surprise to his friends.
There was a large attendance last
meeting night, because a. delegate to
represent the assembly in the conven
tion of the American Federation of
Labor was to be elected. The contest
was onesided, howevert and Thomas
Van Lear won by a big majority on
the first ballot. The other candidates
were J. E. McElroy, who received
thirteen votes, and John Chubbuck,
A report from the central political
committee was read, giving the list of
candidates indorsed. The report was
received without comment, this being
BO for the reason that the assembly
has no power or authority over the
committee, it being under the control
of the State Federation of Labor.
That there is dissatisfaction over cer
tain indorsements is plainly evident,
and there is a feeling among some of
the delegates that they will not cut
much figure in the way of influencing
members of organized labor when it
comes to voting.
Labor Commissioner W. H. Williams
was present and spoke. He referred to
his coming annual report of the state
labor bureau, and said he believed the
proposed report would be the most
comprehensive and complete of any yet
issued by the department.
MACHINISTS MAKE TEEMS
Railroads Have Satisfactory Relations
to Men in Shops.
Conditions among the railway ma
chinists of Minneapolis and St. Paul,
and, in fact, the entire west and north
west, are most satisfactory. Thomas
Van Lear has succeeded in signing up
agreements for his organization with
aU of the roads entering the twin
cities. The last document was com
pleted a few days ago, and marks a
condition in this line that has never
existed heretofore. With the acquisi
tion of contracts from the railroads
came many concessions which will be a
gain to the union.
Negotiations with each road covered
the entire system, so the agreement is
far-reaching. For instance, in the case
of the Soo, Northern Pacific and Great
Northern roads, everything on the
main lines and branches is included.
Besides the machinists, the boiler
makers have received some attention
at the hands of some of the companies.
$-fc is stated that the boilermakers have
K-^ ucaeeded la obtaining agreements
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with, all but one or two of the north
western railroads, with the prospects
decidedly favorable to coming to terms
with those remaining to deal with.
Mr. Van Lear has been devoting his
time for several months to work in
connection with these two branches of
the metal trades.
UNIONS DENT FUNDS
State Federation of Labor Fails to
Touch Responsive Chord.
Almost complete returns of the vote
of affiliated unions of the State Fed
eration ,of Labor upon the proposition
to raise the per capita tax to the par
ent body indicate that the proposition
was defeated, overwhelmingly. ^Many
local unions are said to have" opposed
kthe raise for personal reasons, while
others were not in a position to stand
Strong hopes were enterained by the
officers of the state body that the in
crease asked would be granted. Much
work is to be done thruout the state
in the way of organization if the fed
eration is to be continued on a sound
footing as a labor organization. At
present the funds of the organization
are exhausted, and with the political
end of the work to look after, some
think must be done, and done at once,
to tide over the difficulty.
The local political committee is so
liciting funds from the unions, but is
meeting with indifferent success, and
from now on it is predicted that union
purse strings will be drawn tighter.
We sell the Radiant Stewart, the best
hard coal burner made. We give you
our written guarantee that it will give
you one-fourth more heat with less fuel
than any other stove made. A Radiant
will cost you $50 $52.50
Clerks Issue Book.
A neat little handbook has been is
sued by the Eetail Clerks' association,
Radiant Stewarts Oak Chiffonier
Five drawers 14x
20 French bevel plate
mirror made of oak,
finished in golden.
Worth $12. Special
for Mon- &*7 *7 E
day only $!*}
Special Easy Terms.
In the Crockery Section
Jardiniers at Spe
cial PricesA large
and most complete
line of Jardiniers,
new designs and color
effects. Some thing
new in mat green. A
line of beautifully
mottled glazed Jar
diniers in various colors of rich, green
and brown, at the following low prices:
7% in. size. reg. 55c, spec. 39c
8Vz in. size, reg. 75c, spec. 50c
9% in. size, reg. 85c, spec. 60c
10% in. size, reg. $1.00, spec. 70c
Dinner Set in best grade of American
porcelain, decorated with wreaths of
roses around the border in a beautiful
shade of pink fancy shapes a very at
tractive set. Regular $18. (H1 S
Special IpljC. OO
Lot of extra large siz Keshmirs, 9 to
10 feet wide and 9 to 12 feet long they
are worth $185 to $230. Special for
Monday, $100 $120 and $125.
41 Khivas, mostly Antiques, every
one perfect we sold many at $105 to
$150. Special for Monday, $85
25 Iran Kelims, sizes 5 to 6 feet
wide, 9 to 14 feet long
Regular prices, $85, $96.50d and $110.
Spec, prices, $59 $68
setting forth the benefits to be derived
from affiliation "V^ith the organization.
Among other things^ shorter nours, the
closing of the Stores Saturday night
and Sunday, and the manner in which
the association protects the families of
members in case of death, are dealt
TAILORS GREET ORGANIZER
Two Hundred Guests Attend Meeting
In Officer's Honor.
One of the prominent social affairs
in organized labor ranks the last week
was the reception to Organizer Hugh
Robinson by the Custom Tailors' union.
Two hundred guests were present when
the gavel fell, a large number being
from among those unaffiliated with the
union. Mr. Bobmson presided and
made the principal address of the even
ing. He made a good impression on
his hearers, and after the meeting a
number of applications for member
ship were received. Mr. Eobinson was
followed by C. A. Strom and Emil
Either satin or bright finish heavy
2-inch continuous post husks on both
head and foot end. Warranted to you
in every way and worth ever cent of
$65. Special for Monday,
Large line of Anatolians, Hamedans
Regular prices, $9.00, $13.00, $17.00
Spe. prices, $7.00 $9.00 $11.75
210 pieces, Kurdistans, Mousouls,
Irans and Kazaks
Regular prices, $29.00, $37.50, $43.00
Spe. prices, $20 $24.75 $29.00
NEW HEAVY DRAPERIES.
A beautiful showing herebeautiful in
texture, color and designsno matter
what the color scheme of your room you
can find something here to match, to har
monize or to contrast as you may prefer,
ranging from inexpensive kinds to the
most elaborate made to measure Dra
peries Stocks now at their best Many
New Armure Tapestry Draperies,
2 25, $2 5 0 $3 25, $3 50, $3 95,
5 0 pair
New Tapestry Armure Draperies, with
Gobelin Tapestry borders, $ 4 50, $5,
$ 6 50, $ 7 5 0 and $10 pair.
New Mercerized Tapestry Draperies,
$ 7 5 0 $10, $12 pair
New Venetian Silk Tapestry Draperies,
$15, $17 5 0 and $20 papr.
Our stock of high-class Lace Curtains
was never before so complete. It is the
stock of the largest retail home furnish
ing house in the countryfrom which you
can pick out those fine, faultless curtains
at prices very much below market values.
Specials for this week
The new Savoy Lace Curtains, 30 pat
terns in white only, $3, $ 3 5 0 $ 3 7 5
New Arabians, Brussels, Marie An
toinettes, Cluny and Battenberg Lace
Curtains, in white and Arabian all real
MAIL ORDERS FILLED.
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL. "Sunday, October 21, 1906.
Skog of the St. Paul union, and L.
Jtichter, alsjo of St, Paul, and E. G.
Hall of Minneapolis, all of whom spoke
on labor topics.
Mr. Eobinson comes to Minneapolis
for the purpose of assisting in the
work of organization which has been
carried on so successfully for several
months. He will visit St. Paul on the
same mission, and may then extend his
efforts to other parts of the state.
A dance will be given under the auspices of
the Fur Workers, Saturday evening, Nov. 23.
The annual hall of the Meat Cutters' union
will be held the evening of Nov. 8, at Mc
W. S. Chlsholm, a well known member of the
Millwrights' union, has returned to the city
B. Ordway, Salton, C. Gustafson and
E W Rolfe were appointed a committee to
arrange for a dance to be held by the Barbers'
union, Nov. 2&
C. tippert will represent the Sioux Falls,
S trades assembly in the convention of
the A of L. He will ask for an organizer
for his district.
A committee from the St. Paul Trades assem-
Never has this store* been more attractive or more helpful to the shopper
than it is this season. Our fall and winter display is the largest and most
varied ever made by us. It includes in every conceivable variety all the
most up-to-date, carefully selected furniture for personal use, household
comfort or decoration. You are invited to take advantage of our liberal credit system, which will satisfy your
desire to buy and your inability to pay spot cash at the time of your purchase. Thousands ot happy families
have used our system in the course of our business existence. It is open to all. You select whatever you need
to comfortably furnish your home, pay a little down and the balance in small payments as best suits you. Lest
you might think we charged you higher prices on account of this accomodation,we mark our goods plain tigures
and give you every opportunity for comparison. All our furniture is good furniturefurniture made to lastand
You Pay No More for Boutell's Goocl Furniture Than Others Ask for the Cheaply Made Kind
Bargains You Cannot Afford to Overlook.
Special |ale this week of 100 high grade three-piece mahogany
Parlor Suits all the celebrated Karpen make strictly high grade
at $20 $25 $32 $40 $50 $65 $75 and $85.
Easy Terms of Payment.
Medicine Cabinet $L00
On Sale from 8 to 10 a.m.
Finished in white enamel, mirror door two
shelves outside a big bargain. 4*1 f\f\
Monday between 8and 10 a.m *P*
Solid Mahogany Bed170 Years Old.
Ask to be shown the old fashioned solid Mahogany Bed. which has a
history dating back more than a century and a naif ago. it
perfect condition and will be sold, complete with box spring,
very low price.
Specials in Our Lace Curtain and Drapery Section
laces 60 patterns, representing over 400
pairs Special this week commencing at
$450, $5, $ 6 50, $7-50 and $10 pair.
ESTABLISHED IN 1871
Largest Home, Hotel and Club Furnishers in the Nerthwesf.
A Minneapolis Institution Owned by Minneapolis People*
bly ia visiting the unions with a view to se
curing an increased donairon to go to the politi
cal fund of the American Federation of Labor.
The St. Paul carpenters responded, liberally^
Action was taken by the local of the Amalga
mated Meat Cutters to look after the entertain
ment of visitors to the A. F. of convention
next month A joint committee from the Min
neapolis and St Paul locals will finally have
the matter in hand.
Herbert Marsh of Typographical union
No 42, has been appointed a deputy organized
of the American Federation of Labor. Mr. Marsh
has established headquarters at No 412 Bos
ton block, in the rooms of the Typographical
union, and has commenced his duties.
A large number of workmen in thf furniture
and hardwood finishing craft met at an open
meeting at Alexanders hall lecently. These
open meetings will be held from time to time
with a view of creating a more geneial Interest
in the labor unions among the workmen.
An official circular issued by the officers of
the International Typographical union, an
nouncing a I eduction in the strike assessment,
has been received by local union officials It
asks a continuance of moial and financial sup
port from the membership, and predicts a sue
cessful outcome in the eight uour campaign.
A committee representing the Older of Rail
way Conductors met in conference in St. Paul
recently Business considered was not made
public, but it is hinted that the "spotter" sys-
Quartered oak, polish finish, six
foot round dining table castered all
complete 45-inch top. Worth $40.
Special for Monday Ol
Dining Chairs Oak Dresser
Imperial quartered oaky
polish finish best quality
of open cane seat A high
grade chair and worth $2.75.
Special for Mon- d*
day only &
New Duchess Lace Curtains in ivory
white only, very special reductions for
this week at $7 50, $8 50, $9 5 a
$12 50, $13 5 0 and $15 pair.
New Princess Curtains, in white and
ivory, something new, something differ
ent to the ordinary five patterns, sixty
pairs, special price this week on our
$17 5 0 qualities, $12 5 0 pair.
New Prince Louis Lace Curtains, com
bination of real cluny lace, with Marie
Antoinette, decidedly new and novel, this
week's prices will save you $5 on every
pairTatfl#50, $15, $17 5 0 and $20
pair The New Arts and Crafts Lace Curtains,
that totally different, just right Lace Cur
tains for any room, in Beige color only
For this week we quote prices on thse
high class curtains as low as at $t$.5U
$ 7 50, $ 8 50, $ 9 and $10 pair.
LACE BED SETS.
W have 25 imported real hand-made
Lace Bed Sets, with the new festoon va.1-
lanoe, with bolster covers, very elaborate
ly trimmed made of the best materials
W offer these at a big concession from
the regular prices for the week
Reg $20 00 Lace Bed Sets, now $12 5 0
Reg. $22 00 Lace Bet Sets, now $13 5 0
Reg 25.00 Lace Bed Sets, now $15 OO
Reg $30.00 Lace Bed Sets, now $20 0 0
Reg. $35.00 Lace Bed Sets, now $2500
MAIL ORDERS FILLED.
tern employed by some roads, and upon the tea*
timony of whom conductors have been, dis
charged, took up much of the time. Gra4.
Chief A. Garrefo&on and Grand_Junior,,,Chie||
W Claris, both of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, wewj
present, and W. J. McMillan presided.
CATCHES A MONSTER EEL
Goodwin's Prize at Clinton Was Over
Three Peet Long.
Special to The Journal. J%
Clinton, Iowa, Oct. 20.One of thejS
largest eels taken from the Mississippi
this vicinity this year was captured
yesterday by C. E. Goodwin, an oldj
railroad man who whiles away his^
spare time tempting the finny deni-^
zens of the river and sloughs. The eel
weighed about six pounds, and was"
over three feet in length. Mr. Goodwin
was fishing in thirty feet of water, be- jf
low the railroad bridge, when he
hooked the snaky monster. The fish put
up a gamy fight for his life, but,was
safely hauled out.
HOM E OH
Solid oak, finished in gold
en nas three drawers 20x24
oval French bevel plate, and
worth regularly $14. Spe
cial for Mon- fr O Cf\
day only *POOU
Finished in pea green and gold malle
able cast faseners made in fjf)
full size only. Monday onlyP*^""
Stewart Steel Ranges
Buy one of the best ranges made at
this special sale Monday of Stewart
Steel Ranges at $27 $30 $35 $40
$4 down and $1 per week.
Carpet and Rug Dept.
50 new misfit Velvet Rugs carpet
sizes at $12 $15 $16 and $18.
100 Royal Wilton Rugs, size 9x12, at
$40 $42.50 and $45.
60 Tapestry Brussels Rugs, large
sizes, at $14.50 $15 and $16.
We carry the
ment of Dinner
Glass and Bric-