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SOAP TRUST IN
BRITAIN SMASHED
Newspapers, Tradesmen and Con
Burners Too Much for $60,-
7 000,000 Corporation.
COMBINE DECIDES TO
GIVE UP THE FIGHT
Issue* Statement Saying That Sev
eral Companies Will Here
after Go It Alone. 4
Journal Special 8orric
London, Nov. 24.A spontaneous
combination of newspapers, tradesmen
and consumers has killed the British
soap trust, which was launched on Oct.
5. with a capital of $60,000,000. Ever
since the launching, unrelenting war
hag been waged against the soapmakers
is the combine.
'A section of the London and proving
cial press gave its most prominent col
umns to pillorying the methoas of the
manufacturers and urged a boycott.
They drew lessons from American trusts
and gratuitously advertised makers
outside of the trust.
Retailers filled their shop windows
with advertisements of non-trust soaps
and anti-trust cartoons.
The sales of trust soaps, altho they
Included some of the best and most
popular brands, dropped alarmingly,
especially when a leading firm an
nounced its intention to give only fif
teen ounces for the sum that before pur
chased a pound.
The result of the brief but sharp
fight has been the compulsory surren
der of the makers, who met at Liver
pool yesterday and decided to dissolve
their combination. They issued the
following announcement:
m. "The working arrangement entered
into between leading manufacturers of
the United Kingdom having been re
ceived with such disfavor by trade and
public as to make it unworkable, it has
been decided to terminate the arrange
ment from Nov. 23."
It adds that each firm henceforth will
conduct its own business entirely sepa
rately.
STANDARD OIL IS
ON THE TOBAGGAN
Further Drop to Lowest Point In
YearsLoss of 25 Points
Scored Yesterday.
BpocUl to The *Pun#U, \U-iri*#
New York, Nov. 24.Standard 6l\
shares continued their downward course
on threnrb market yesterday, with si
further drop of 25 points to .the, lowest
point reached, in ...years.' Thfi) repre
sents a shrinkage for the dtty:-
hes
Th
WIRELESS FROM PRESIDENT
Battleship Louisiana at Sea Is Heard
From.
Washington, Nov. 24.The navy de
partment today received a wireless dis
patch from the battleship Louisiana
giving its location at 5:30 o'clock this
morning 530 miles north of San Juan,
lhis indicates that *he ship bringing
the president home from his Panama
and Porto Rican visit is making about
fifteen knots an hour.
As near as could be made out, the
message gave the location of the Louis
iana as 530 miles from San Juan.
Either there has been a mistake in the
leaving time of the Louisiana from
Ponce, or the battleship is making
much better time than navy department
officials thought her capable, and thi3
leads them to believe that the mes
sage was inaccurately taken. The com
munication, however, shows that the
president is in the wireless zone, and
something more definite probably will
be received during the day.
SAME OLD PASSLIMITED
Holder Cannot Cross State Lines
Another Pass for That.
Special to The Journal.
Chicago, Nov. 24.The western rail
roads will not abolish their custom of
giving trip and annual passes, limited
to a single state.
At a meeting here of the executiv
officers of the roads no agreement could
be reached regarding the issuance of
such passes and every road will pursue
its own'policy.
It is certain that members of-
the courts and many other holders of *'a8e\.Y,
HONOR FOR STEVENS
St. Paul Man May Get Place on Ways
and Means Committee.
Washington, Nov. 24.According to
intimations given among leaders or the
house of representatives, Minnesota
will not lose her enviable position on
the ways and means committee in the
next congress, notwithstanding the de
feat of Kepresentative McCleary.
Already some consideration has been
given
here to the prospect of the place's
eing assigned to Representative Fred
C. Stevens of St. Paul, and it is better
than a safe guess at this time that if
the popular St. Paul man wants- the po-
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S&'
of
$25,000,000. &
Since the agitation against the
Standard Oil companpoint begareache a year or
so ago, thee decline in its stock has been
hi ff
was
840 in 1901. The total decline since the
recent popular outcry began has been
fully $150,000,000. The loss from the
high-water mark is $340,000,000.
The meaning of this enormous shrink
age to John D. Rockefeller, personally
will be understood when it is remem
bered that he is the owner of 40 per
cent of the corporation stock. At the
.high-water mark price his holdings in
the corporation's stock were worth
$336,000,000. On the basis of the low
figures reached yesterday afternoon,
they are reduced to a valuation of $200,-
000,000, a total shrinkage since 1901
of $136,000,000.
Mlnnosota-
Doauo
Ittucr
Vita
Saffotd..
190 6 GAME
PLAYED BY MINN.
'Ssfflk.
Minnesota
Indiana
Ideal weather attracted a fair crowd
of football enthusiasts to Northrop
field this afternoon for the final game
of 1906. This game came as an anti
climax and while interest was not as
deep as in the Chicago or Carlisle"
games, there was still a large element
of doubt as to the winner and the score.
The Indiana team brought to Minne
apolis by Coach Sheldon grades right
up to the accepted standard of a well
balanced gridiron organization. Minne
sota had the edge on weight, but Shel
don 's team comes with a reputation for
speed and staying power.
The teams had to play on a frozen
field, as the frost of the week pene
trated thru the covering of the grid
iron. It was a hard field for the fast
runners, and those tackled with any
degree of ferocity knew that they were
not playing on feather beds.
The crowd started to gather at 1
o'clock, and while there was not any
thing approaching a jam, there was a
steady stream from the cars after that
hour. There was little wind and choice
of goals appeared to carry little ad
vantage.
Northrop Field, 1:30 p.m.The band
is marching on the field and the crowd
present gave the Minnesota yells.
There are less than 500 persons in the
niauus, uui mauy more are coming
thru, the gates. The crowd will be but
a shadow compared with that of last
Saturday, altho the rooting is nearly as
strong. The teams will line up as'fol
lows:
i i 7 V .Z?"~ th n't (.-i-uitr aucn an firm in rioair
legislature, sheriffs, coroners, j"dges oflSpith right guard Mcncteiihall
i.regulations
courtesies of the railroads, altho the Snyder ..left halfback .ciark
total number of passes may not be as Sbuknccht right halfback Tight-
large as in past vears. Current (cap.) fullback Steel
The main problem confronting the
railroads is how they may prevent the
persons to whom state passes are is
sued from using them for portions of
interstate trips.
4l
ilition he can obtain it. .v---^
ianB
.loft end
.left tackle i,
.left guard
.center
right tackle ^eckoman L, 1
1:45 p.m.Crowd is steadily increas
ing. Booters cheering loudly.
1 p.m.The Minnesota team is com
ing on the field and the band is play
ing the Minnesota hymn. The gopheT
substitutes are lying in the hay and
Larkin is running his team thru sig
nals. Captain Current is not with the
team, and Dunn is in his place at full.
The rooters are cheering each player
individually as the practice goes on.
2:04*The Indiana team trotted on Special to The Journal
the field and the Minnesota rooters
loudly cheered them. Each visitqr is
being cheered individually as were the
gophers.
2:08The officials appeared on the
field. They are Kelly, referee Allen
and Clark, umpires, and Kennedy, head
linesman.
The Indiana team looks as heavy if
2*^- *,not heavier "than the gophers and ft
JOHNNY BULL TURNED THE TRfCK\ I
GOQD MORNING, HAVE YOU BUSTED THE SOAP TRUSWVi
-^r-t.
Gbphers GolAgaittst Hoosiers on
rop FieldIdeal Weather.
THE SCORE:
First Half Final
looks as if the Minnesotans are up
against a tough bunch.
First Half.
2:10 p.m.Minnesota, kicked off to
the 30-yard line and the ball was re
turned four yards. Indiana punted on
first down to center of field and Minne
sota lost the ball on downs. Indiana
punted on second down from Minne
sota's fifty to 15-yard line without a
return. On^ the first down Minnesota
failed to gain and a fake kick resulted
in a yard loss. Larkin punted to the
middle of the field and Indiana re
turned five yards. Indiana failed to
gain on two downs and punted to Min
nesota's 15-yard line. Minnesota gained
five yards thru left tackle and on the
next play went ten yards on a forward
pass which went out of bounds.
FOOTBALL SCORES
OUTSIDE GAMES
First Half: Yale 6, Harvard 4).
POSTAL TREATY TO END
Canadian Government Serves Notice on
Powers at Washington.
Washington, Nov. 24.As the result
of friction over publishers' -privileges in
the two countries, the Canadian gov
ernment has notified this government
that thn postal conventiosn between th
he .notice i accompaniede
twov countries will be abrogated on
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ext
Ma
.Wade by a statement that it is only insofar as
.Hill it relates to second-class matter that this
H.?" action is desired to extend, and that if
or departmental action
new are framed for the
guidance of the United States post
office department regarding second-class
matter, Canada will be prepared to
enter upon negotiations for another
convention relating to this class of
matter.
m2i0i.1-
Ellsworth, Wis., Nov. 24.Seragusa,
the leader of the Italian band now on
trial here for the murder of Constable
Isaac of Prescott, is not likely to" es
cape punishment for his share' in -that
crime, but if lie does another alleged
murder is laid at his 'door in which' the
evidence is said to be direct arid posi
tive.
Telegrams received' today by Sheriff1
V^ SATURDAY EVENIj^j fev^BER^ 1906.
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Speoial to The Journal. .%f i
New- York, Nov. 24.Ehe. xeporfrftliat
James JT. Hill is acquiring,the Missouri,
Kansas & Texas .Tailroao? was revived
today, and this time there Vas'such
good authority for it that it has gained
?ornied
reater credenee among the weft-ia
men in the, financial district
than ever before. Some prominent men
with large railroad interests., in the
southwest said they would not be- sur-
prised to learn that Mri' Hill already
jhad secured control.
It was impossible to 'secure, conferma
tioffrnf the report at Mr,, Hill's offices
today.
MOTORS FOR SUBURBANS
Illinois Central and North-Western May
Make Power Change
Spoial to The Journal.
Chicago, Nov. 24.The Illinois Cen
tral and Chicago & Npjrth-Western
roads, according to statements ot offi
cials, contemplate adopting electric .or
gasoline motors as motive power for
their suburban passenger traffic The
Illinois Central runs 251 and the North
western 245 suburban trains each day
respectively. How soon either' class -of
motors will be adopted depends on the
results obtained by the New York-Cen
tral in its suburban business- in. New
York.
The operating officials of both these
lines are following the New Yank Cen
tral *s experiment closely and with more
interest, .perhaps, than any: other The
assurance, is given officially: that -when
it shall have been demonstrated that
the project of the New York Central,
or any ather electrification, scheme, is
practicable, it will be adopted bjr these
lines in Chicago as speedily as possible.
EVE'S DIARY BARRED.
Mark Twain Muck-rakes, this First
Mother and JTinds TroutolB.
Worcester, Mass., Nov. 24.vMark
Twain?s book, "Eve's -Diary/' ha*
been fearred from the Chariton free
public, library because of the pictures
of lve it contains. Mrs. H. L.'Carpen-
ter took the book to Trustee Franks O.
Wakefield, who was-also shocked.:
POLITICIANS ROBBED
Bell Hops Steal $200 from Hotel Guests
in De* Moines.
Special to The Journal. \h-
Des Moines, Iowa, Nov. 24.^Colonel
Dave Palmer, railroad commissioner,
and Charles W. Johnson, prominent
politician^ were robbed-
oa $200 last
night by twff bellboys, at the Eirkwood
house in this city. Palmer is the onlyv
standpatter who won 'out at the -last
state convention.
rv
Seragusa/Leader 2jfeW^onsm,ItaMaii Gang ft
Identified^ as Murderer of Girl iii New York
Nugent 6?' this county advised 7him. that
Seragusa ""was wanted for a "murder
committed in'New York cityf undertthe
name of Michael Iio The iWknwr. of vhis
victim ig^given'-'as/Maria Lgfrrizfe Par
ticulars of tlje atldged crimefeater-not
known here, .rout Seragusa^hasr been
positivelyidentified'as,the manj panted
by photgraDhs-V|ieh'. were ifa&m- Sere
and forwarded to-New YorkaBhOuld he.
pscapB'^eonvictloJb in thisTKj^laee^
INDICTED GRAIN
FIRMS IN COURT
Railroads, Too, Accused of Giv
ing Rebates, Appear Thru
Their Attorneys.
Eight Corporations and Twelve
.Men Represented in Arraign
ment in Minneapolis.
Grain firms and railroads indicted on
a charge of rebating as a result of the
recent investigation by the federal
grand jury, appeared in United States
district court today to plead to the
indictments. The railroads and incor
porated grain firms were represented
by counsel, and th attorneys repre
senting the railroads also appeared for
the individual railroad officials, who
were indicted.
AW were given a week in which to
plead, demur or otherwise object to the,
action of the grand jury, and bonds
were signed individually to cover the
appearance of ihe defendants. Those
entering appearance and the attorneys
for the "several corporations are as
follows:
Thomas Wilson, general counsel for
the road, appeared for the Chicago, St.
Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha railway,
and for H. M. Pearce, freight traffic
manager E. B. Ober, general freight
agent and F. C. Gifford, assistant gen-"
eral freight agent, Minneapolis.
'William' R. Beggs, Eome G. Brown
and Charles Albert appeared for the
Great Northern railway, and for B.
Campbell, W. W. Broughton, freight
traffic manager D. G- 'Black, general
freight agent,t Minneapolis: and H. A.
Kimball, G. I. Sweney and A. G. Mc
Guire, assistant general freight agents.
Walter D. Corrigan and Thomas H.
Hill appeared for the Wisconsin Cen
tral railway and for Burton Johnson,
general freight agent, Milwaukee, and
eorge- T. Huey, assistant general
freight agent, Minneapolis.
G.'W. Severs, general' counsel, ap
peared for the Minneapolis & St. Louis'
railway jand for J. T. Kenney, contract
ing freight agent,- Minneapolis.
For the Ames-Brooks company of
Duluth, the Duluth-Superior Milling
company, Duluth, and the McCaulP
Dinsmore company, Duluth, Davis, Kel
logg & Severance and Judge Best ap
peared^
For the W. P. Devereaux company,
How, Butler & Mitchell were present.
NOLAN ARRESTED AT i
RICKARD'S COMPLAINT
Cincinnati, Nov. 24.On a charge of
embezzlement "Billy" Nolan: man
ager of "Battling'^ Nelson, was ar
rested here today. The arrest came as
a sensational finish to the dispute oyer
AtoM&j P&seect tfce^exhibitiofiiriit. the picture
the
oi
Gans-Nelao
pictureseoffrom of th Gans-Nelaon fi^ht,
M^ $* ^Srged, withheld afeon4
$7,000 from the California treasurer
of the films pending a decision as to
the proper division of the mpney.ili
FOOLISH WOMAN'S VICTIM
Young Berlin Artist Kills Himself for
Mrs. Carson.
Special to The Journal.
London, Nov. 24.The Berlin corre
spondent of the London Express ,say&
that Johann Muehlhausen, a y'oungartist,
commi^ed^miv^e Wednesday beca
an Aaferiean^WMiian to whom heUl
deepl*,&ttacjie> left* him^tb- -returnl
New 1Mk. Mij^hJhatoBen made his def
in Ha^bnVg-ttereie weeks *gd and-il
great "S&ceess'.-' 'SAfter the tJeiforniaL
he waa igtrt^uced to a woman .posing..
"MisM&wtlfof York4?'^H$%i
in lofpfcwith Jr1-JSfew
return*5 hause^
which "she -sa^of she^was M^'-CafsU,
wife of a New York broker and mothe*.
of two children. She inclosed a check
for $5,000. Muehlhausen returned the
check to the bank and then shot hiih-"
self.
MOTORED TO DEATH
English Mothers Killing Their Babies
in New Way.
Journal Special Service*
London, Nov. 24.The death of Mrs.
Marshall O. Roberts' 2-year-old girl
baby is attributed by doctors to ex
cessive motoring. The doctors always
maintained that the weakness o tire
child was due to, this practice with
the, accompanying excitement which its
mother indulged in before its birth.
There are several similar cases.
OTTO'S SLEEP WAS DEEP
He Fell Two Stories Out of Window
Without Awaking.
Jourat Special -Sertftefc
Chicago, Nov. 24.Falling two sto
ries was a matter so trifling that it
failed to awaken Otto Okino, 21 years,
old. Otto, who hails from Pittsburg,
was- stoppjng at the Salvation Army
hotel, 2R6 ClaTk stTeet. Last night he
walked in hi? sleep ad plunged out
of a window. His leg was orokehy
but when passers-by found him he was
calmly -sleeping. He now is in the
county hospital.
LOSSES. FBOH THE STOBU.
Chicago, NOT. 24.With the recotefy of the
steamship Helen. Taylor on Lake Michigan and
the barge Athens on Lake Brl^, the list of lives
lost in the gate is reduced to twelve. It is
Hkelr' that the- Anchor' line steamship 5one
mmjgby ashore at.Point Pelee. Lake Erie, will
be a total loss. The, Chauncey Hurlbnt is proh
ably a wreck. Loss about Green Bay is $100,-
000.
EAKTHUTIAKE SHAKES ISLANDS.
.Vietdrla, B. -a. KOY-. 24.Alarming earth
quake .rtwckft in German Keyr (Julnea. the Bis
marck archipelago, followed by tWal wa
PRICE ONE CENT
MORMON CHIEF FINED"!
JOSEPH F.SMITH,
President, of the Mormon church, who
yesterday pleaded guilty to unlawful
cohabitation, and was fined $300^
SHAWISMCE His Friends in Iowa Are Posted
As to His Program and
Platform.
Special fo, The Journal,
Des MOHI^S, Nov. 24.Leslie M.
.Shaw, secretary of the treasury, will
return to Iowa before the close, or win
ter and begin a campaign for.the presi
dential nomination. His friends in
Iowa have: b^poi-made aware of this
program.v
Secretarry .Shaw recently confided to.
friends in Washington that" be had been
offered a position xa. a financial jinstitu
tipn in New
iYorjk at a salary $50,0D 0
a year. He^ciofttijseied with Ms friends
as to the advisability of accepting &
They_.asked. him,not .to takp. himself oiat
of"_politiC8.
There is. some talk in tfcev'state
f5ponoriginal
vs
causing nrach loss of lffe anions the neftlvc?.
are reported bjr the stearter Miowera from the
South, sea.
should he receive only .a light sentence,'
the New York officers- have arranged
for his rearrest -the moment his free-',
dom .is in sight.
Seragusa was on the stand all tho'
forenoon today and said he had no rec
ollection whatever of striking Isaac.,
-The state has ,a witness who will swear
that Seragusa told him. soon after the
killing that lie delivered the blow which
laid Isaac prostrate.
ie tariff revisionist,:- and- to
ave reWmm^ndM.and strongly urged
Presideiit .Roosevelt ^tlutt tariff
Revision was due two years agov Now
his position, is that revision is 'neces
sary and ought to be undertaken by
^e republicans, but that for political
Reasons only it should be postponed
u^til after tb6 4next,,pi esiaential elec-
WAGES RAISED A.TRIFLE
Steel Corporation Adds Ten Cents Per
r..,./..-..i w. Day to Labor.
Journal Special Service.
New York, Nov. 24.The many
thousand common laborers employed by
the United States Steel corporation
are to 'have their wages increased 10
cents per day. This announcement was
made by Chairman Gary of the board
of directors:
Common labor at the manufacturing
plants of thev
subsidiary companies of
the United States Steel, corporation
will be increased 10 cents per day
commencing Jan. 1, 1907, and the day
and turn labor will be adjusted accord
ingly.
Calumet & Hecla Follows Suit."
Calumet, Michn Nov. 24.A "raise"
of 10 per cent in wages effective Jan.
1, is announced by the Calumet &
Hecla. Five or six thousand employees
are benefitted.
New York, Nov. 24.The increase in
wages for the firemen of the New- York
Central amounts, it is said, to an aver
age of between 6 and 7 per cent. About
3,000 men are affected,
GREEK KING IN ROME
with-Victor
Takes Automobile Trip
Emmanuel.
Rome, Nov. 24.King .George
Greece and King Victor Emmanuel, ac
companied by their suites, were driven
in automobiles today to Castle Por
ziano, the royal' preserves situated in
the beautiful pine woods near Ostia,
which extsnd to the- Mediterranean.
Their majesties visited the spot, where
according to classical legend Aeneas,
the Trojan prince, founded the city of
Lavinimn. After taking part in. a
successful wild boar hunt the two
kings lunched at the royal hunting
lodge and then returned to Eome.
I N MINNEAPOLIS^
that
the. name of Shaw will be made use of
before the legislature .iust^ ejected in
connection with tlte senatorship but
it is certain that Senator DoIli1ar can
not be beaten, tho some o^ th^most
to have:' Eollivel JdUe^x'ipbUtically. I
the iiame of Shaw is uSea ft will bd
-rreliffiinary to getting him tajfqre th
owa people as their candidate for
prsidei3[t, The mov-enjegit ^ill be
started' at the legislative session.
Secretary Shaw will make his fight
to secure the Iowa delegation upon a
program- which includes the following:
Opposition to the primary election
8ystem of i making nominations.
Currency" reform as the next most im
portant, national issue.
A definite promise of immediate tar
iff revision, after the next presidential
election.
Secretary Shaw claims to have been
GOMPERS REMAINS
AS LABOR CHIEF
Entire General Staff of A. F. of L.
:'':'Covers
of
ac-
The state rested its case yesterday
afternoon. Two of the Italian band of
twenty-dhe'have boen released as,hav
ing (ha$ no part in th& .killing. T^e
remaining nineteen are held' here dtor
trial. All the Italian -defendants will
,be, called, to ,the stand^ in ^urn, and as
their evidence is ^giy e,n thni an inter
preter, the trial is' going' along very,
-slowly. Two weeks or.mora w&lbe ixec-
Ijessar^ tp.com^lotet t|e .,cjt^,.
i&
Is Re-elected Without
Opposition. JJ
TABULATED PRINCIPLES
OF ORDER ARE INDORSED
Unionism Offered as Panacea for
All Ills That Beset Labor
ing Americans. -J
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$
Norfolk, Va., gets the A. P. of
Ii. convention next year. Atlanta
was the unsuccessful contestant.
&-
Yesterday's late proceedings on Page 5."
Samuel Gompers was elected presi'
dent of. the American Federation of,
Labor today for.the twenty-fifth-tima
in the twenty-six years the Federation'
has been in, existence. There was no'
opposing candidate.
Indorsement *4or Gompers meant in
dorsement for his policy and the men
who had worked with him framing and'
executing, it. With the usual complin
mentary speeches, and motions the" en
tire executive and administrative staff
was re-elected by acclamation.
The following are the officers of th
American Federation of Labor for the
coming year:
Samuel Gompers of Washington,
president James Duncan of Quincy,
Mass., first vicepresident John Mitchell'
of Indianapplis, second vicepresident:
James G'Connell of Washington, -th4rif
vieepresident Max- Morris of Denver,
fourth vicepresident D. A? Hayes :oi-,
Philadelphia, fifth vieepresident Dan
iel J. Keefe of Detroit, Mich:, sixtli
vicepresident William D. Huber o*,-^
Indianapolis. seventh vicepresident
Joseph F..~ Valentine of. Cin'cSna*i,
eighth vicepresident J^hjB-B ^l^MnQttf^
of Bloomrngton, Bl treasurer IPraaE
Mprrison of- Washington*-secretary..
Jonn T. Dempsey of Ser^nton, PaL
and m, Kfeples)a of IiMlian^pxiIis
were elected fraternal delegates to the
British trades union congress.
Robert _S.. Maloney ef Lawrence,
Mass*, was chosen' ita-Hb^ 'same''' mis?
sion to the-DominiQn of Canada
traJes
union xo'B^sfc-^fccttl8f'',van
Human Bac^7'"'*'."'"^
"We uhesitatingly -.announce.that the
trade union movement herein repre
sented is the most practical, safe and
legitimate channel thru which the work
ing men and women of North America
should: continue not only to seek re^
dress for their wrongs, "but by' which
they can strengthen their economic po
sition until it wild place labor in fell
possession- of its inherent rights.
We unhesitatingly announce that the
of our movement inquiry into the best
form of government has been its guid
ing motive, and will so continue while
there is a high moral desire to gratify,
or an injustice to correct. Our meet
ings, local, national and international,
are now and alwttys have been free -to
the discussion of any legitimate eco
nomic or political question, but, on the
othfer hand, are as equally pronounced
against partizan politics, religious dis
sensions or race prejudices, and as suc
cess has followed these meritorious con
clusions, we would be' unfaithful to the
duty we owe to mankind to do other
than strongly recommend a continuance
of the_ methods the inculcation of which
means'the greatest am6unt of safe^s-'to
our movement, With the least degree Of
danger. A
Demands of "Labor. *V^
"In furtherance of our claim, namely
that our principles comprise the fullest
and highest scope of human activity,
and from time to time will be enhanced
and advanced in accordance witlr the
demands to satisfy. human needs and
desires^' we recoipmend the following as
a partial statement at this time of the
economic demands'of the American Fed
eration of Labor:
"Abolition of all forms of involun
tary servitude, except as punishment for
crime'.
"Free schools, free textbooks and
compulsory education.
,''Unrelenting protest against'the is
suance and abuse of injunction process
in labor disputes.
A work day: of-not.more than eight
hours in the twenty-four hour day.
A strict recognition of not more
thin eight hours a day on all federal,
state or municipal work, and at not
less than the prevailing per diem wage
rate of the class of employment in the
vicinity/where the work is performed.
Eelea8e from employment one day
in'seven.
The abolition of the contract sys
tern on public work.
"The. municipal ownership of pub
lic utilities."
"The abolition of the' sweatshop
system.
"Sanitary inspection'' of lfactory
workshop, mine and home''
"Liability of employers for" injury
to body or l$ss of life. "4.
t'The nationalization- 'of telejcrapa
and telephone. t'
"Tile passage of anti-cnild labor laws
in states wnere they do. not exist and
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iKear'o
Minneapolis was placed^in nomination,
for this office, but withdrew -his name
before a vote was taken.
Platform Adopted.
Second in. importance only to the"
electiAOjjfi'|fe(Vthe-,.action..taken on the
proflpsedr declaration of principles
drawn tin*' -for the federation by the
resolutions committee. These were in
dorsed after two amendments offered
by Delegate Andrew Furuseth relative
to-iiiv6liintaW*erVitude an6!* the- ihi-
tiative-and referendum had been incor
porated. The' declaration is as follows
"The aims, desires and aspirations
of trade unionist* comprise all that is
necessary or possible to the well being
of the human family and in pursuit or
accomplishment of which we cheerfully
accept and, in fact, desire all the assist
ance which can be. given our movement
by all. the forces which stand for "the
betterment of mankind. In this posi
tion we are in close relation with other
reform" bodies and with them agree
that not only should the burdens of
toil be made lighter,' but that each
worker has an. undeniable right to en
joy the full benefit of all that he or
she produces. As trade unionists we
stand for greater liberty, and are de
termined so to act that the future shall
be more congenial to the whole human
family, and especially more bright and
enjoyable to the men andrwomen bread
winners of North America,, whom we
directly and indirectly represent.
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