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LABOR PREPARING TO TRIM
BY PETER POWER. I
I The industrial battle between the
.sallied unions In the American Fed
eration of Labor and the United
States Steel corporation is com-
Imencing In earnest. Scores of or
ganizers have been thrown into the
district, and many men
Stare entering the mills "under
3cover to proselyte among the non
-union Iron and steel workers. The
|plans of the unionists will be guard
ed carefully for the time being, and
even the recruits won over to
".the union side will be Informed of
the progress that is being made.
I That the billionaire trust is be
-icoming extremely nervous at this
• secret attack upon its "in'ards" is
by the feverish man
ner in which the octopus is at
tempting to shackle the nonunion
workers to their jobs by selling
them watered common stock. The
trust claims that 40.000 employes
At the meeting last night at the
•Central labor hall, 612Va Riverside,
, the teamsters' union, local No. 202.
- elected new officers for the coining
six months. A large percentage of
tthe members of the union were
present at the election, which was
' characterized by a number of lively
I E. A. McLaughlin was elected
•president, winning over A. H. Pet
person by a margin of six vote s. W.
A. Maloney was chosen vice presi
dent; W. B. Martin, recording sec
retary; W. E. Northwav. secretary
treasurer; Thomas Lambert, trus
tee for three years: Mac Packer,
trnstee for two years.
I J. A. McNeil, who has served dur
ing the unexpired term of W. J.
Gilford, was re-elected business
agent by the union men.
BATTLE ROYAL AT
CITY HALL TONIGHT
I With the chamber of commerce
arrayed oq one side ami the united
forces of organized labor on the
other, a battle royal is expecteel at
the meeting of the city council to-
I night, as a committee of the whole,
"to consider the raise in wages for
'the men and teamsters employed
by the city and by city contractors.
At a recent session the city coun
sel] voted to have the corporation
counsel draw up an ordinance pro
viding for the raise of 25 cents a
day in the wages of common labor
ers and $1 in the wages of team
sters. In the meantime, before the
••ordinance had been prepared, the
of commerce registered a
■protest against granting the pro
Jjposed raise, claiming that it would
Shave a tendwney to fill the city wMh
jglaborers. So the council voted to
the whole matter discussed
I before the committee of the whole
*?tonight. giving everybody a chance
In addition to the representatives
■from the two teamsters' unions and
I the two Federal unions, the central
1 labor council has voted to attend
FREE FREE FREE
Extra Pair of Pants FREE with any Made-to-Order
Suit or Overcoat
made in a number one style —fit you perfectly—
double tryons before finished.
We employ the best Cutters and Fitters and noth
ing but first-class Tailors are employed in our shops. We wan!
your trade and we go a long ways to suit all our customers. Gen
uine Blue Serge Suitings, regular price $35.00, sale price $20.00.
Our leader guaranteed No. 1 material, fast colors. Below is a list
of the material we will show you on our sale for THREE days only:
Black Broadcloth, $20.00, two pairs of pants,
Scotch Tweeds, Fancy Worsteds.
Tweeds in all their latest shades and over ten thousand yards of imported and
domestic woolens to select from for
made to order with an extra pair of pants free of charge—for Friday, Saturday and
American Gentleman Tailors
412 Sprague Avenue, Spokane
are stockholders, and the number
will be increased to 50.000.
Hut the labor officials declare
that the workmen "trust magnates"
are for the most part clerks, book-,
keeper? and other office help, and j
not mechanics and laborers —rliei
real producers rf the nulls. The lat-l
ter, as a rule, have never been able
to save enough from their meager
wrges to invest i'l stocks. To bait j
these the trust announces a free
gift Of $1,000,000 worth of stock to
be divided among those who will]
make a beginning to become "own
ers" (f the l r nlted States Steel cor
The laboritoß come back with a
declaration that a 10 per cent in
crease in wages, a reduction in
hours of labor from 12 to eight pet
day and a strong union will be of
much more material benefit than
to possess watered stock, depend
upon market fluctuations and run
chances of being dumped overboard
whenever the steel barons choose
the meeting as a committee of the
whole. It is reported that a large
contingent from the chamber of
commerce Will be in evidence.
There will be something doing!
The workingnien assert that the
argument of the chamber of com
merce against the raise is without
foundation. They claim that the
city will not be flooded with men.
because, in order to secure employ
ment on city work, a laborer must
be a citizen and have lived here for
at least a year. Their statement
has the element of truth.
They claim that through pub
licity methods the chamber of com
merce has brought these workers to
this city, ami that while everything
else has advanced in value, includ
ing both the price of necessities
and real estate, they are endeavor
ing to block a corresponding raise
in the wages of the men upon
whom depend, in a large measure,
the progress of the city. The Work
ers will come to the city hall to
night prepared to show that $2.75
is not a living wage for laborers
and that $5.60 is not a living wage
for teamsters, under the present
conditions in Spokane.
(Furnished by Wslter J. Nlcholla
* Co. I
Chicago Grain and Provisions;.
CHICAGO. Jan. 6.—Wheat—
Close: May, $I.l4Vai July, $1.03%;
September, 99& C.
Corn —Close: May. 68% c; July,
CB%c: September. 68& C.
Oats —Close: May, 47 7 s c; July,
45c: September. 42c.
Pork—Close: January, $22.02:
May. $22.10; July. $22.12. m
Lard —Close: January, $12.6.0;
May. $12.20; July, $12.12.
Ribs—Close: January, $11.62;
May, $11.62: July, $11.02.
LIVERPOOL, Jan. 6.—Close:
Wheat %d higher: corn, to Vfcd
up. May wheat, 8s 2%d; January
corn, 5s 5" H d. I
FOR THREE DAYS ONLY
William J, Coates, the president
of the Spokane Central Labor eoun
| tit, will be busy at the convention
of the state federation of labor at
Hoqulam, Upon him w-iii rest the
I responsibility of representing two
lof the local labor bodies. Some
1 time ago lie was elected to be one
iof the delegates from the local cen-
I tral labor body. On Tuesday night
jhe was given credentials from the
! local pressman's union, of which he
is the secretary-treasurer,
READY FOR BIG SMOKER.
A large number of the union men
will attend the Btnoger which is to
he given by federal union No.
12.122 at the armory tomorrow
night. The proceeds of the smoker,
which is to lie enlivened by five
boxing bouts, will go toward estab
lishing a treasury for the new In
surance organization which has
been organized by members of the
PAINTERS INSTALL TONIGHT
The newly elected officers of the
local union of the Brotherhood of
Painters. Decorators and Paper
Hangers of America Will he in
stalled at the meeting tonight. At
their last meeting tho painters de
cided to make a demand for an in
crease of wages, to go into effect
next April. The indications are that
the brush artists will have no dif
ficulty in securing the raise, as a
number of the contractors have al
ready expressed themselves in
favor of it. expressing the view that
the demand is reasonable, because
of the increase in the cost of living.
EMPLOYMENT FALLING OFF
"Our records show that there lias
been a gradual falling off in em
ployment during the months of Oc
tober, November and December,"
says r. 11. Stant, employment direc
tor at the Y. M. C. A. "This is
partly on account of the winter sea
son, when there are few calls for
men for construction work, and
partly due to the switchmen's
strike, which has had a tendency
to materially decrease the demand
for common labor."
JOHN Z. WHITE'S FINAL
LECTURE THIS EVENING
John Z. White will lecture this
evening at 7:30 o'clock at the
Apollo hall over Chant's music
store. Tomorrow Mr. White will go
to Cheney, where he will give two
lectures at the Cheney normal
school. He will leave for Portland
Paul Clacistonc of Clagstone. Ida.,
was elected president of the Wash
ington Live Stock association at its
closing session at the Spokane
hotel. Dr. S. B, Nelson of Spokane
was chosen sec v eta v y and treasurer.
The next convention wilt- be held
at Grangcville, Idaho. The name of
the organization was changed to
the Northwestern Live Stock asso
ciation, to include the states of
Montana, Idaho, Washington and
Oregon. F. M. Rothrock of Spo
kane was elected a delegate to the
national association meeting at
i Denver this month.
THE SPOKANE PRESS, THURSDAY, JANUARY 6
THE DAY IN .
It Is intimated that about 500 addi
tlonal men have gone to work in the
mines of the Coeur d'Aleiies during
the last 6o days. Development is in-
I creasing In the various set tions of
I this district, especially in the Mur-
I ray camp. The output of sllver-leadj
I ores should be materially
between now ami the first of October,,
j which w ill tend towards higher divi
dend rates and belter stock values.
The market was dull today, witli
trading confined to Snowstorm,
Lucky Calumet, Idaho S. & R. and ,
Ajax 03 .09
Alameda 01 .03%
Bullion 0444 .ofi
B. C. Copper 7.50 9.00
Canadian Con Smelt 78.00 90.00
Copper KiuK :05% .05%
Kthei Sliver 09% .12
Evolution 00% .01%
(Jertie 01 .01%
Oranby Smelter 108.00
Happy Day 01 .01 %
Herla 2.41 2.58
Holden (i. a C 03 .07
Humming Bird .07 .10
n> potheek os .03%
Idaho Oiant 08 .02%
International c >'i C .75% .81
Mineral Farm 01 .01%
Missoula Copper... .04 .06
Monitor 07% .07%
Lucky Calumet 07% .08%
Nabob ... , ...
North Franklin o<;% .07%
Lucky Jim 17 .51%
Portland Canal 10 .25
Reindeer OBfi .06
Hex 07% .10
Rambler Cariboo.. .07% .08%
Bnowshoe .05% .05%
Snowstorm i.BB 1.56
Bonora 01 .02
Stewart .67 .75
Wonder 00% .01%
A lhainhru .12 ...
Am. Commander... .03%
Cl • I tal ' Wash I ... .
Idaho S. & R
All jewelry at naif price. Any
thing in the jewelry line you may
122 POST STREfcT.
for ihe conviction of the party or
parties claiming lo be agents or
solicitors of the Parisian Dyeing &
Cleaning Works, t!us First avenue.
L. A. Lehmann, prop.
The New York Sample Store
Corner Sprague and Lincoln
"The House of Bargains"
The biggest and best sample
store in Spokane. You save
one-third to one-half.
. Washclean, tho housewife's
friend. Does your washing in little:
time, no rubbing, steam concus
sion, the secret process. Eight
washings for 25c. Sold exclusively
by T. E. Westlake, .136 Riverside.
, One time rate 5c per line
.Three time rate 4c per line
Special rates by the month.
'Minimum charge for single ad
A Call up Main 375.
Help Wanted—Male or
Wanted at or.cc—Men and women
who can make $.x to $12 per day.
t0(l Post street. room_l_upstairs.
Mrs. A. Murphy, practical nurse: ex
perienced In confinement cases.
Call or write "WHO Fourth avenue,
Young man wishes employment in
printing office; four years' expe
rience; a specialist In Job printing.
Call loom 9s Globe hotel.
Painting*, paperlmnglng and kalsomln
ins; at reduced rates; work guar
anteed. Phone, Main 8980.
S«muel T. Crane, lawyer. 410 Colum
bia building. Phone, Main 9392,
Coojier ,t Co., collections. 410 Colum
bia building. Phone, 9303.
J. Edward Lydon, M, T. D., graduate
American College Mechc.no Ther
apy. Woman's specialist. Chronic
trouubles. No knife or drug. 310-11
Auditorium. M. 3206.
Reliable Employment Office, 819%
Riverside. Main 2670. Good po
sitions always waiting for com
Everybody is talking about our
wonderful project in the
but t;:lk will not make you any
money. You must act and act
quickly or you will be too late
again, For high grade apple land
the Washtucna Valley is the place
to go. One of our booklets will
belli you decide. Call and get
acquainted and ask for informa
PALOCSR IRRIGATION &
Pi iWER CO.
Dept. p, ii 2 Pirsi Aye., Spokane
Phone Main 219 for a snap In a lodg
• iriK house; will trade for city
/proper t y,
A snap—Most sell this week; cigars,
tobacco, confectionery, etc, for
15650. A). ply Press office, A 2.
$2, r ,oo
Stpek of groceries. Doing $1800 to
-$2jJOO a month; fine corner location;
■ ■seat only $55; part cash will handle;
"'come In and let ns show this to you.
J. IS. SNOW <V CO.
Hotel Touraine Office. Main 270 1.
P. O. Box SS4.
Real Estate—For Sale
fjlfdern seven room house on north-
I sine, inside one and one-half mile
[circle; street grade and walk paid;
porcelain plumbing, electric lights,
fawn and trees; 8040 cash, balance
of jlf.OU on your own terms. Hons"
for rent, $25. J. ('. Parsons, 1009
City Real Estate—For Sale
$1575 —Four room house, 4*1x142 foot
lot; is located in mile circle; easy
terms; something good for a work
ing man. Inquire 309 Kmpire State.
Victoria Park, 50 foot lots, $150 to
$250; $5 a month; no Interest, tax
es or forfeitures; water, graded
streets; near Hlllyard cars. S. R.
Green, 317 Hyde block. Phone,
Main 73 or 3439.
Southslde lot, with magnificent
view; close to car; all - improve
ments paid; terms, $10 and $10 per
HKAFCHAMP & WOI.KING
303-304 LI NO ELLS. MAIN 46.
Small bungalow! three rooms; among
the pines; also water on the place;
also street Improvements; $700;
about $200 cash; two blocks from
street car; lot worth $500. E937
Thirty-third avenue, Manito.
Buy a lot In our new addition In the
manufacturing ditsriet; prices rang
ing from 1100 to $250; $1 per week;
no Interest, no taxes.
Lots In Mnnlto park, just east of
Grand street on Twenty-fourth av
enue, $000; terms, $50 cash, balance
$10 per month.
it Bernard st. Phone, Main 1947.
ISO acres, three miles from line],
Wash., all summer fallowed for
crop; mice, $4800; trade for city
Four lots on Division street, In Lld
gerwood; 11900 takes the bunch,
Good lot In Avondale; a snap at
Three room house on nortliside; $2. r >
cash; price, $SSO.
Twenty acres; all in cultivation; 10
acres in Winter apples, three years
old; four acres in alfalfa; place well
Improved with buildings, windmills,
etc; this is Rood; near Kiona; price,
$10,000; trade for good Wheat land.
Eighty acres, five miles West of
Spokane; all ready for crop; house
and bam; about three and one-half
acres bearing orchard; price, $125 per
1-2-3 EXCHANGE HANK BUILDING
PHONE, MAIN S3
No More Rent for
Husband - -Instead of those rent re
ceipti wo are now paying for our horns
Under tho plan «>f TIIK CAPITAL SE
CURITY COMPANY of Washington, it.
»*., and the monthly payments aru even
les sthiin the rent Uted to be.
How to Get a Home
On Kasy Monthly Payments.
Investigate the Plan
522 Mohawk Building,
City Real Estate—For Sale
THE M. W. KIMM CO., INC.
Phone, Main 7424. 337-S Peyton
If you own a lot we will build you
a home. Terms to suit.
Plans and specifications free.
$1000 buys four room bungalow;
easy terms. $1600. five rooms,
new. modern; $200 cash, balance easy.
$4500 equity In fine home, Moran
prairie orchard; will trade. J. S.
LICHTY & CO., 622 Columbia build
ing. Phone, 12HS. ,
Two room house on rear of good
• ot; house In good condition; $7 60.
-100 rash, balance 116 per montn.
Lot 50X146 In East side Syndicate
addition. This is a snap. $600.
150 acres close to Spokane; plenty
of water; lake on place; $50 per
acre, or would consider trade.
Four room modern house; silver
plumbing, hath and toil; including;
heating stove and matting on sitting
room and bedroom; $1700; $400 cash,
balance $16 per month. INDIANA
REALTY CO., 01S2S Division street.
Phone, Maxwell 3047.
6-Room Modern House
Tills property is well located on
snuthside on nice level lot, very close
in; the lot is cheap at $i&oo and the
house would cost about $20110 to
build, making a property worth
$3500; owner is winding tip his af
fairs preparatory to leaving the city,
Offers this valuable home place for
$l!ino, with little down, balance to
BOYD McKAY COMPANY
Three thousand acres timber land;
mostly wood timber; close to rail
road; $7 to $12 per acre; within 60
mile circle. J. a. WILCOX, !i Divi
sion street I>. Phone, Main 1410.
POOL ROOM CIGAR STORE
For sale —10 tables; fine place; a
$400 buys a good restaurant if you
come quick; this won't last.
Some snaps In rooming houses. See
us before you buy.
EAGLE REALTY CO.
16 Curtis Block. Phone, Main
Real Estate Wanted
Wanted to liny- Some good 8 per
cent mortgages or contracts. Call
at 628-629 Peyton building or phone
■Main 1 13 2 or Main 2127 evenings.
Building fitted up especially for gar
age purposes, Good location. Rea
sonable rent, K. S. BARRETT & CO.,
122 Wall street.
For Rent—Rooms and
Office room for rend. Apply. S. T.
Crane, tin Columbia building,
Furnished rooms with steam heat.
The Omo, W719 , ,4 Sprague avenue.
Nicely furnished, steam heated rooms,
close in. Hit 1 7 Stevens street.
Six room modern house; possession
given January 16, Phone, .Main 21H.
$1S — nice seven room modern house
on Alice near Monroe, ARTEN
GERMAN LAND CO., 30S Mohawk.
Good 4 room house; two lots; I.ldger
wood; carline; double henhouse;
water Inside; |I 3. Phone, M. 9163.
DR. J. A. HEAVNER
Public l lorl Iculturlst
111 BERNARD ST.
Modern tree surgery, pruning',
planting and soil testing. Charges
reasonable. Reliable references.
One, two and three room furnished
suites; front sleeping roms; steam
heat; $3.50 week and up. Main 2141
Reliance, 906 % Second.
Modern three room suites: private
bath, heat; no children. 525 Slnto.
Hides and Junk
Dealers In junk and hides. Kabn &
Falk Co., 10-12-14 East Main.
Hotels and Lodging Houses.
Hotel Touralne, opp. Review building.
Rooms with or without private
bath. Rates, 75c and up. Special by
week or month. Auto bus.
ONE BLOCK FROM O. N. DEPOT
NICE ROOMS, 60e TO $1 50
PHONE IN EACH ROOM,
LA ROE OFFICE.
C. C. DEMPSEY. PROP.
Charles Staloy, Pacific avenue and
Manicuring and Massage
Manicuring neatly done by lady ex
pert. Suite 4 52, Cadillac'hotel.
Miss Wtlhclm, chiropodist and miml
ourinf. r. 12 Rainier Grand, 81114
All manner of chronic diseases rured
without drugs or knife; many testi
monials; consultation and examina
tion free. W. F. Orover, 520-21 Mo
hawk. Main 3872.
Transfer and Storage.
Express, Transfer and Storage.
Office 916 Bridge, Phone, Max. 2542.
Miscellaneous for Sale
Wanted — Second-hand blcveles. C. P.
Buroh, 222 Sprague. Phone, Main
Wanted—Second-hand furniture and
cast-off clothing. 0X22 Monroe
street. Maxwell 2625.
Johnston Wood Yard for pine or
tamarack wood. 1015 Cora. Phone.
If you want to buy or sell furniture
call J. A. I Madman. Main 1686.
838 Post street.
i wani your seoond-hand household
furniture; top prices paid. Wedg
wood, 916 Bridge. Max. 2942.
Madella Wood Yard. Carton Bros.,
props, Seasoned red fir, tamarack
and pine. Office, 812 Madella street.
Phone, Main 1361.
Round, solid oak dining tables from
|9,7q up. Other goods reduced ac
cordingly, N. v. Furniture Exchange,
2;t Riverside avenue.
Valley Wood A Coal Yard. Phone,
Main !Mi2. r .. W. F. Hohl, prop, All
kinds of dry seasoned wood delivered
to all parts of the city. Full meas
ure; prompt delivery. F2S Front av
enue, Spokane, Wash.
Brass beds, springs and mattresses,
dining tables, chairs, buffets and
china closets, rockers, rugs and
tpienos'i be««nfui new stoeM; lowest
prices In Spokane. Charles 11. John
son, 112-114 South Lincoln.
CRESCENT FURNIDUBJD 80.-^Fur
niture, runs and linoleums, up
holstering, furniture repairing', cab
inet work; goods packed, etc.; goods
called for and delivered. Phone,
Main 1!>57. 1118 First avenue.
Will trade JTr, cabinet Singer sewing
machine for horse. New and second
hand machines for sale, one Edison
phonograph and records. 221 River
side. Phone, Main 8846.
$ too ,piano ..na, • good,.,as new. ..s2f>o;
owner leaving Spokane and will
sell this instrument for half cash,
balance time, 1825, new set of fur
niture at bargain. Call at 223 Paul
sen block Phone, Main 1162,
Dm, D. F. Belli and vv. E. a. Coyne
have removed <<> rooms 820-321 Paul
ten building, Phone ;U4N.
Let us secure your patent, There is
money to be made in practical in
ventions. Free report on patentability,
(Jet our booklet; It Is free. SPOKANE
GENERAL ENGINEERING: CO., «15
.laniieson building, Spokane, Wash.
K. of P. bulge meets every Friday
night in Pacific halls. Work on the
first, second and third Fridays each
month. Fourth Friday is social night.
Visiting knights ure welcome.
NOTICE TO UNION MEN
Mr. Fitzgerald, member of the
Jewelers union, Is prepared to do
jewelry work; watch repairing "•
specialty; work guaranteed. GUIs
and two lots to trade for a G room
modern house inside the 1V& mile
circle. Come quick for the lotß are
worth $600 each.
Wo have a customer that wants
a 7 or 8 room modern house; must
have full basement; north side pre
ferred, and must be Inside the 1 %
mile circle. Will pay $1000 cash
and balance $. r >o per month.
We have a 124-ronni lodging house,
fine location; only $1100, $350 cash.
A grocery store to trade for city
Eagle Realty Co.
16 Curtis Rlk. Phone M. 3856.
Walter J. Nicholls
8105 Howard Street
Phones, Main 26 and 2050.
Chicago Hoard of Trade
Portland Hoard of Trade
Spokane Stock Exchange
Logan & Bryan,
1000 to r.OOO Nevada Treaßure..G">
1000 to 2000 Stanley 05
1000 to 3000 Monitor 08%
1000 to 5000 Mineral Farm—ol%
1000 to 5000 Wonder 01%
Prices Cut in
Miller-Dervant 124 Pott St