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BILL ARl"S LETTER jr.:
Uartov: Man Has thi Grip aaJ Is
DOSED Willi mU CASTCU OIL
Dill Demoana tho Death of Jiclgo
Dlandford and Relates Humor,
ous Incidents of That Good
Man'e Early Life.
"I Knew him well, Horatio. A man
it Infinite Jest and most excellent
It has been years since I met my
Jrlend, Mark Blandford. I Bee by tho
press dispatches that he Is dead
died In Columbus last week. It grlev-
d me for a time, although he was old
enough to die. Eighty years Is a good
old age If the man Is good. Every
lime one of these old trees falls It
.shocks mc. George Barnes died not
long ago In Augusta, and I was griev
ed, for I loved him and I unconscious
ly whlsncred, "Next!" Only three of
us left of the senate of 1SGG
Tho doctor ea'1 lie hal one fit
oiiio, ana iiepg'i iur time ii ku '
it. Old l'hil ;nve him time, and no
rode hlx tulles nid hack as hard us he
could llrk It. and rhook It In Mark's
face triumphantly. Mark nniled and
Rid: "Now, doctor, ph-a;'- tale tin;
s-tand and traiiKlato thl.i tiiT'.u la')
Kuagc into KngllKh, fc that his lienor
may know whether It !.- a diploma or
not. It t;(;k!5 to me like an eld revolu
tionary r.iru;t of land." Of eouiKe the
doctor couldn't translate it. and h
lo.-it his ease in a Jiffy. I don't believe
we have as good anecdote 3 r.ow as we
use to have. I don't know anybody
who has taker, the place of Howell
Cobb and Charles J. McDonald and
CIncinnatus Peoples and Hope Hull
I nd the, others I have already mined.
1 urn writing about them now because
I am sick and It cheers me to think
of them. If It were not for the bright
little grandchildren who come to sec
me I should go to bed and give up the
t hip. For two weeks I have had the
grip and am a nuisance blowing and
coughing and sneezing and wheezing
rav head a fountain and mine cvcp
DR. TAUIAOKS SEOON
SUNDAY'S DISCOURSE DY THE NOTED
rivers or tears ana nooouy cures
vtrv much, but they dose me with
i qulnino and bromine and calomel, and.
at. last, prescribed castor oil and tur
! pontine. I rebelled, but they brought
me something In a cup that they said
was the white of an egg and sherry
were forty-four, but the old reaper has -wine, and so I gulped it down and
cut down all but our Chief Justice found it was castor oil. My head
Simmons, our chaplain, Brother Yar- : aches, I want a dozen holes bored in
fcrough, and myself and I am sick j it and a dozen corkscrews to pull the
But I was ruminating about Jut i stuff out. Sick as I am, my wife
Blandford men called him Mark we j laughs, at me and says if I expect to
who knew him best. He was, as Ham- rate as a gentleman I had better be
3et said of Yorlck, a man of infinite more careful how I expectorate, and
Jest and most excellent fancy.' When 1 she made me an old-fashioned honey
thA Enrit mnvert him ho could enter- ' stew and I'm trying that now. It's
tain his friends most pleasantly, and
the weather the horrid old weather
It was our delight to get him and
Judge Underwood and Judge Buchan
an together with Evan Howell as a
teaser and spend the evening hours
during the session of the supreme
court when Murk was one of the
Judges. During tho court hours Cliicf
Justice Warner was- sitting there as
serious and solemn as a Presbyterian
preacher drinking in the record and
that has flopped over on us from yan
Every old veteran who has the grip
in bad weather ought to have some
body to tell him stories or some chil
dren to play around and cheer him
up with their merriment. The old
Persian monarch, Harun al Raschid,
! was kept alive by listening to the
beautiful stories in the Arabian Nights.
Certain it is I don't hanker after se-
H i croc tincr tho law nf the cane.
Mark took in the surroundings and ab-f rlous or mournful company. I've
sorbed the humorous side of every- i coughed until I am aimost a coffin.
T'-.- fVf V - 'hn crrf rt CQV-
tin urao a Pfvni lawver. DUt ! 1 u ,me " uau 6""
I J. X TTMM l Ovw"" " '
jumped to conclusions like a woman ,
and never saw much difference be- j
tween the plaintiff and defendant un- j
less one of them was a woman or a i
widow. One night we visited Mark j
In his room and he regaled us with
his experiences In Justices' courts
when he was young and devilish. The
old time Justice court was a good
school for a young lawyer. He not.
only practiced law in It, but the arts
of oratory and could use big word3
with Impunity, for neither the old
squire nor the jury knew their mean
ing, but were Impressed with Iheir
learned' length and lingering sound..
I still remember the Fretman case
that Mark rehearsed that night. A
yankee school teacher from the Nut
meg State had sued Jim Jenkins for
$18 worth of schooling for his two
Tjoys, Troup and Calhoun. Jenkins
wouldn't pay it because the two little
nulliflers hadn't learned anything hard
ly and they told him that Fretman
gave powerful long recesses and car
ried on with the girls amazingly, espe
cially with Sally Amanda Jones. Fret
man was a good-looking yankee, with
pink cheeks and winning ways, and
was popular with the girl scholars.
Sometimes Salamander, as they called
lier, didn't go out at recess, but pre
tended she had some sums to do, and
wanted the teacher to show her how.
Troup said he heard her squeal one day,
and peeped through the crack and saw
Fretman squeezing her. She was a
Old Phil Davis was the Justice court.
Mark's plea was that Fretman wasn't
a scholar, and not fittln to teach, and
that he couldn't read writin' nor write
Teadin nor spell all the words In Dan
iel Webster's blue-back spellln book,
and he made a motion to put him on
the stand and spell him. Fretman's
lawyer fought It, but the old squire
said he must spell. Fretman was
scared. He trembled all over like a
cold, wet dog. "Spell Phthisic," said
Mark, and he spelt it correctly. He
then spelt him right along on all sorts
of big words and little words and long
words, and afterwords, but tretman
never missed until finally Mark says,
"'Math- nell Omnomnynusuk." Fretman
drew a long breath and said it wasn't I
In the book. But Mark proved by an
old preacher that it was In bis book,
and so old Phil' spoke up and said:
"Mr Fretman, you must spell it, sir."
He was then sweatin liKe a run-down
filly. He tc k one pass at It and miss
ed. "You can come down, sir," said
Mark; "you've lost your case." And
sure enough old Phil gave a Judgment
against him and he had the cost to
pay. But he was good grit, for he
stuck to his school and his Salamander.
At the next court Mark moved, to
inf damn It and his father whipped
him for it, and so one day he asked
his father if there was any harm in
"No, of course not," said the old
man. "Why do you ask?"
"Because," 'said he, "the old cow
has swallowed a cob and is about
to cofferdam head off."
My daughter regales me with anec
dotes and my wife feeds me on anti
dotes and so I am worrying along,
waiting for the spring. If I can live a
month longer I will get well. Bill Arp,
In Atlanta Constitution.
New York City is talking of abolish
ing the Coroners.
Berlin has adopted the London sys
tem of controlling street traffic.
William C. Whitney has announced
his permanent retirement from active
A Bostonian pleads that a new bridge
across the Charles River be called the
The entire street car system of Vi
enna, Austria, has been transformed
from horse to electric traction.
The artist who submits the best de
sign for a symbol or emblem of the
Louisiana Purchase Exposition will re
Plans for the construction of a sys
tem of roads throughout New York
State provide for the expenditure of
The Navy Department has ordered
the omission of submerged torpedo
tubes from the battle ships of the Vir
ginia class. !
The $500,000 mining building for the
University of California, a memorial
to the late Senator Hearst, will be
started at once.
The cost of buildings erected in New
York City in 1901 was $150,072,657,
nn increase of about seventy per cent,
over the previous year.
The French Government allowTs free
passage to its colonies to individuals
and families, provided they have suf
ficient capital to start with a chance
of success. '
The State of Louisiana has tested its
new plan of convict labor for one year
with great success. As the result of
the first season's work the State has
realized $180,000 In cash.
The Government of Japan will hold
an industrial exhibition at Osaka In
1003. Its primary object is to afford
Japanese manufacturers an opportun
ity to study the latest products of
That shoplifting, like every other in
dustry, is being reduced to a science
is shown by the arrest of a young wo
fessor of the art in whose pocket wa3
found a draving of the layout of a
New York City department store. This
was getting system down to a fine
point. Unfortunately for the young
non-Hilt a doctor who had sued a fel-, m&n Mg gste:n slPped a cog, as more
ler, and he filed a plea of mal-practlce tairato '3Cheme3 are sometimes apt
and demanded a profert of his diplo- j tJ
SBt Jfi t: r,iMiiitp f i Iit i rful Spirit
(miinc t or 1 'h ii iika if I iim 'I lint Al t Sel
dom l'.rvon iiIimI lieiinlnlicr IMlly
J'.li hiK ('uniform of I l ii iicllili.
Washington, 1). C la this li.-.cimre
Dr. 'fiiltu.iift; attention to f.r.MeH ot
tliankisxhiiitr tli.it sue cMm rocogiu.e'l,
ami .!io how t in 1 1 iv.it o a ehecilul
(.pint; text, lVilnw xwin, "Sing unto
ii i in with a iifullciy mid mi lin-lruiueiit of
A mn-ici in as wc'l as poet nnd con
queror mid Kin,; win David, tin; author
of my t'.-t. lb? tlr-it eonpo-icd the sacred
rhythm and then played it upon a li.irp,
striking and plucking the ntriiii with lm
finder and thumb. Tin harp id the old
est of musical instruments, .lubul invent
ed it, and ho was the seventh descendant
from Adam. Its mimic was suggested by
the twang of the bowstring. Homer re
fers to the harp in the "llmd." it is the
inont consecrated of all instrumentn. The
flute i mora mellow, the biitfle more mar
tial, the cornet more iniive, the trumpet
more resonant, the organ more mighty, but
the harp lia a tenderness and Hweelnen
be!onKni to no other instrument that 1
kno of. It enter into the richest sym
bolism of the Holy Scriptures. The cap
tive in their sadnes.4 "hung their harps
upon tne willows." In other aga it had
eiuht strings. David's harp had ten
strinns, anil when his tfreat soul was afire
with the theme his sympathetic voice, ac
companied by exquisite vibration of the
chorda, must have been overpowering.
W'th as many things to complain about
as nny man ever had David wrote more
anthems than any other man ever wrote.
He puts even the frosts and hailstorms
and tempests and creeping things and Hy
ing tr)) and the mountains and the hills
and aay and night into a chorus. Absa
lom's plotting and Ahithophel's treachery
and hosts of antagonists and sleepless
nights and a running sore could not hush
his nsalmodv. Indeed, the more his tron-
bles the mightier hia sacred poems. The
words "praise" and "song" are eo often
repeated in his psalma that one would
think the typesetter a case containing tne
letters with which those words are spelled
would be exhausted.
In my text David calls upon the people
to praise the Lord with an instrument of
ten strings, like that which he was accus
tomed to finger. The simple fact is that
the most of us, if we praise the Lord at
all, pray upon oue string or two strings or
three strings when we ought to take a harp
fullv chorded and with glad fingers sweep
all the strings. Instead o.f being grateful
for here and there a blessing we happen
to think of, we ought to rehearse all our
blessings so far as we can recall them and
obey the injunction of my test to sing
unto Him with an instrument of ten
Have you ever thanked God for delight
some food? What vast multitudes are a
hungered from day to day or are obliged
to take food not toothsome or pleasant to
the taste! What millions are in struggle
for bread! A Confederate soldier went to
the front, and his family were on the
verge of starvation, but they were kept up
bv the faith of a child of that household,
who, noticing that some supply was sure to
come, excla'med, "Mother, I think God
hears when we scrape the bottom of the
Have you appreciated the fact that on
most of your tables are luxuries that do
not come to all? Have you realized what
varieties of flavor often touch your tongue
and how the saccharin and the acid have
been afforded vour palate? What fruits,
what nuts, what meats regale your appe
tite, while many would be glad to get the
crusts and rinds and peelings that fall
from your table.
For the fine flavors and the luxurious
viands you have enjoyed for a lifetime per
haps you have never expressed to God a
word ol thanksgiving. That is one of the
ten -trings that you ought to have
thrummed in praise to God, but you have
never yet put it in vibration.
Have you thanked God for eyesight as
originally given to you or, after it was
dimmed by age, for the glass that brought
the page of the book. within the compass
of the vision? Have you realized the pri
vation those suffer to whom the day is as
black as the night and who never see the
face of father or mother or wife or child or
friend? Through what painful surgery
many have gone to get one glimpse of the
light! The eye so delicate and beautiful
and useful that one of them is invaluable!
And most of us have two of these won
ders of divine mechanism. The man of
millions of dollars who recently went blind
from atrophy of optic nerve would have
been willing to give all hia millions and be
come a day laborer if he could have kept
off the blindness that gradually crept over
You may have noticed how Christ's sym
pathies were stirred for the blind. Oph
thalmia has alwavs been prevalent in Pal
estine, the custom of sleeping on the house
tops, exposed to the dew and the flying
dust of the dry season, inviting this dread
ful disorder. A large percentage of the in
habitants could not tell the difference be
tween 12 o'clock at noon and 12 o'clock at
night. We are told of six of Christ's mir
acles for the cure of these sightless ones,
but I suppose they were only specimens of
hundreds of restored visions.
WThat a pitiful spectacle Saul of Tarsus,
mighty man, three days led about in phys
ical as well as spiritual darkness, he who
afterward made Felix tremble by his elo
quence and awed the Athenian philoso
phers on Mars Hill and was the only cool
headed man in the Alexandria corn ship
that went to pieces on the rocks of Mile
tus, once Ihe mighty persecutor of Saul,
afterward the glorious evangelist Faul, for
three days not sble to take a safe step
Have you ever given thanks for two
eyes media between the soul inside and
the world outside, media that no one but
the infinite God could create? The eye,
the window of our immortal nature, the
gate through which all colors march, the
picture gallery oi tne soui: mnoui ine
eye tins world is a Dig aungeon. j. iear
that many of us have never given one
hearty expression of gratitude for treasure
of sight, the losa of which is the greatest
disaster possible, unless it be the loss of
the mind. Those wondrous seven muscles
that turn the eye up or down, to right or
lelt or arouad. No one but God could
have created the retina. If we have ever
appreciated what God did when He gave
us two eyes it was when, we saw others
with obliterated vision.
Ala., that only through the privation of
others we came to a realization of our own
blessing! If you had harp in hand and
swept all the strings of gratitude, you
would have strurk this, which is one of
the most dulcet of the ten strings.
Further, notice how many pass through
l,fp in nilrnce beru( tlif er i fntrn to
d Hi .-',. i'. They never hear music, vo
r ii 1 or m-t ruHK-nt tl. Th thunder that
mils its lull diapn-on through the heav
ens d.ien not nt.u lie the J l oloiiu'i-d mIciut.
'1 lie mr that lnn for us xo many lnel.idiea
has no oweet pound f')r them. '1 hey live in
n piiitii.le that will not be broken until
heaven breaks III Upon them with its liar
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 - 4 . The bird voices of the spriiiirt imo,
the chiller f tin hiMrcn, the miilniK!
. . , . a. . '..iii
(iMiil I Ihe h',1. uie s i.ii in uif rail i.u i j.'c i
and the melody of the c.n,it olhipmg as
I'Hilii.iw mean iiothnn; to them. Have we
dcvo'itlv thanked G.i.l for On-e two won- I
.his of oar liiaiin,', with which we can
now put ouix'lves under the charm of
s.vu't sound and nNo carry in our ineinor
v the infantile sonit with which OU'
ninth 'is put us to tcp and the voices of
the great prima donnas like hind and l'atti
nd Neilsoii. and the goond of insi ruineriU
like the violin of tho Swedish performer,
or the cornet of Arbiickle. or the mightiest
of all instruments, with the hand of Mor
Han on the keys and Ins foot on the peduij
or some Sabbath tune like "Coronation,'
in the acclaim of whiih you could hear
the crowns of heaven coming down at the
feet of Jesus? Many of us have never
thanked God for this hearing apparatus
if the soul. That is one of the ten Hiring
nf gratitude that we ought always to
thrum alter hearing the voice of the loved
one or the last strain of an oratorio or the
clang of a cathedral tower.
Fuither, there are many who never rcc
nani.e how much God giws them when
lie "ives them sleep. Insomnia is a calam
ity wider known in our land than in any
other, lly midlife vast multitudes have
their nerves so overwrought that slumber
has to be coaxed, and many are the vic
tims of chloral and morphine. Sleepless'
nesn is an American disorder. If it has
not touched you and you can rest for seven
or eight hours without waking if for that
length of time in every twenty-four hours
you can be free of all care and worriment
and your nerves are retimed and your
limbs escape from all fatigue and the ris
iiitr sun finds vou a new man. body, mind
and soul vou have an advantage that
ought to be put in prayer and song and
As long as you collect vast dividends
and have health jocund and popularity un
bounded you will have crowds of seeming
friends, but let bankruptcy and invalid
ism and defamation come, and the num
ber of your friends will be ninety-five per
cent. off. If you have been through some
great crisis and you have, one friend left,
thank God and celebrate it on the sweet
But we must tighten the cords of our
harp and retime it while we celebrate gos
pel advantages. The highest style of civ
ilization the world has ever seen is Amer
ican civilization, and it is built out of the
gospel of pardon and good morals. That
gospel rocked our cradle, and it will epi
taph our grave. It soothc3 our sorrows,
brightens our hopes, inspires our courage,
forgives our sins and saves our souls. It
takes a man who is all wrong and makes
him all right. What that gospel has done
for you. and me is a story that we can
never iully tell.
What it has done for the world and will
' yet do for the nations it will take the thou
sand years of the millennium to celebrate.
The grandest churches are yet to be built.
The mightiest anthems are yet to De
hoisted. The greatest victories are yet to
be gained. The most beautiful Madonnas
are yet to be painted. The most trium
phant processions are yet to marqh.
Oh. what a world this will be when it
rotates in its orbit a redeemed planet,
girdled with spontaneous harvests and
enriched bv orchards whose fruits are
sneckless and redundant, and the last pain
will have been banished and the last tear
wept and the last groan uttered, and there
shall be nothing to hurt or destroy in all
God's holy mountain! All that and more
will come to pass,, for "the mouth of the
Lord hath snoken it.
So far I have mentioned nine of the ten
Ktrines of the instrument ot gratitude.
now come to the tenth and the last. I
mention it last that it may be the more
memorable heavenly anticipation. By the
grace of God we are going to move into a
nlace so mucti netter man tins tnat on ar
living we will wonder that we were for so
manv vcars so loath to make tne transier,
After we have seen Christ face to face and
rejoiced over our departed kindred there
are some mighty spirits we will want to
meet soon after we pass through the gates.
We want to see and will see David, a
mightier king in heaven than he ever was
on earth, and we will talk with him about
psalmody and get from him exactly what
he meant when he talked about the instru
ment of ten strings. We will confront
Moses, who will tell of the law; giving on
rocking Sinai and of his mysterious burial,
with no one but God present.
We will see Joshua, and he will tell us
of the coming down of the walls of Jeri
cho at the blast of the ram's horn and ex
plain to us that miracle how the sun and
moon could stand still without demolition
of the planetary system.
We will see Ruth and have her tell of
the harvest field of Boaz, in which she
gleaned for afflicted Naomi. We will see
Vashti and hear from her own lips the
story of her banishment from the Persian
palace by infamous Ahasuerus.
We will see and talk with Daniel, and
ne will tell us how he saw Belshazzar's
banouetinir hall turned into a slaughter
house, and how the lions greeted him with
loviiir lawn instead ot stroke oi cruel paw,
We will see and talk with Solomon, whose
palaces are gone, but whose inspired epi
grams stand out stronger and stronger as
the contunes pass.
We will see Paul and hear from him
how Felix trembled before him and the
audience of skeptics on Mars -Hill were
confounded by his 6ermon on the brother
hood of man, what he saw at Ephesus and
Syracuse and Philippi and Rome and how
dark was the Mamertine dr.ngeon and how
sharp the axe that beheaded him on the
tnat Rrpat.'ft mt'tyr "T'l m'.ht.eit 1rr
of all t lif centime w o w id b pn nut ted I i
look. 1'ut that n. no;:, yo-jr hcivci,! antic
ipation. Now t.il. down your Kirn f ten utririr
and sweep all the chords, itiaLin nil if
them ticio'ile with .1 great jd.idltes. I liavcj
mentioned jnt tev- 1.1 . lit -mill fool, cye
H; III, lii-aril g, healthful sleep, power of
phlsical locomotion, il'uininrd nn'h's, men
tal faculties in capiiOoi,!', li i. Ill liip Ol
life, (o. oil ndv;tlu;;,',cs and heavenly an
In ipat ions. I.el us make less c omplaint
and .!ler more thanks, render le chrgJ
riid .nore cantata. T.d.e paper and pen
and wi de clown in ho g column your bles.
lie's. I haw r c ited only te n. Toexpn- l
all the mercies God his he-dowel Voit
v oti'd havj to u-e at 1 .fd three, and I
think five, numeral-!, for s'liely they would
run up int the hundred and the thou
sands. "Oh, give thank unto the Ixud,
for He ia good, for 1 1 is niem y cudiireth
forever." Get into the habit of rehearsal
of the brii'htnessc of l.fe.
Notice how many more fair clay then
are than f ml, how many more good peoplo
than bad you meet. Set your misfortune
to music, lis David opened his "daik ray.
inc. on a harp." If it ha been low ti Jo
heretofore, let tho surge ff mercy that
are yet to roll 1,1 upon you reach high
water mark. All thinn will work to
gether for your good, and heaven is not
far ahead. Wake up nil the ten strings.
IlliKsing nnd honor and glory and power
be unto Him thrt hit ted h upon the throne
and unto the Lamb forever. Amen!
Co.riKlit, Ifui, L. Klup-i'h.)
Atlantic City, N. J , is to have a mod
cm colisuuin cycle track.
J. F. Cameron, a linen importer, will
enter the airship contest at St. Louis.
Ac International chess tournament,
with twenty-two entries, has opened at
Captain I'.arr, of the Columbia, will
Bail Cornelius Vauderbllt, Jr.'s, Rain
bow next summer.
Negotiations are on for a revolver
match between police teams of Bt.
Louis and Chicago.
Johnny RelfT, the jockey, has signed
an agreement to ride in France for
M. Cailloult this year.
Manager Frank Dwyer has signed
ntcher Jack Cronin for the Detroit
American League team. .
Peter Sinnirud has Avon the five mile
amateur skating championship or,
America at Verona Lake, N. J.
The Game Commissioners of Maine
state that $5,000,000 is brought into
that State every year by sportsmen.
Michael F. Dwyer will race in. his
own name this year, and his horses
will show the "all-white, gold tassel."
The NewYork Trotting Association
has purchased dates in the Grand Cir
cuit and announced five stake races,
aggregating $30,000 iu value.
The Pittsburg team as it stands to
day is not only the strongest team la
the National League, but is the strong
est combination in the country.
At the ski races at Ilolmekollen,
Norway, one of the contestants leaped
ninety-six feet and nine inches. The
contests were witnessed by 25,000 spec
tators. Chicago bowlers won sixteen prizes
of the sixty-five offered at Buffalo, and
New York City won eighteen. Of the
total of $3100 offered Chicago men
won $05-1 and New York City $058.
But $000 of this was won off the reel
by the five-man teams, which won in
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mad to Ostia. Yea. we will see all the
martyra, the victims of axe and sword and
fire and billow. What a thrill of excite
ment for us when we gaze upon the heroes
and heroines who gave their lives lor tne
We will see the gospel proclaimers Chry
sostom and Bourdalous and Whitefield,
and the Wesleys and John Knox. We
will pee the great Christian poets, Milton
and Dante and Watts and Mrs. Hemans
and Frances Havergal. Yea, all the de
parted Christian men and women of what
ever age or nation.
But there will be one focus toward
which ill eyes will be directed. His in
fancy having slept on pillow of straw; all
the hates of the Herodic Government plan
ning for His acsassination; in after time
whipped as though He wen a criminal;
asleep on the cold mountains because no
one offered Ilhn a lodging; though the
greatest being who ever touched onr earth,
derisively called "this fellow;" His last
hours writhing on spikes of infinite tor
ture; Bis lacerated form put in sepulcher,
then reanimated and ascended to be the
centre of all heavenly adaiiraticn upon
Elwood, Ind., has a doctors' union. 1
Denver's plumbers' strike is over.
The wage scale Is $ 1.25 a day.
Toronto carpenters are to demand an
Union carpenters of Boston and vi
cinity bnve decided upon a minimum
pay of $3 a day.
The Lynn, Mass., Central Labor Un
ion Is about to start a co-operative
Fall River, Mass., weavers insist
upon a scale of wages corresponding
to the schedule of 1000.
Maryland labor organizations will
try to abolish child labor in sweatshops
through State legislation.
Striking dyers at the Hartford Car
pet Mills, Thompsonville, Conn., have
voted to remain out indefinitely.
The Santa Fe Railroad has dis
charged about 200 white laborers andf
employed Japanese In their stead.
Every craft in Gloucester, the fa
mous fishing port of New England, has
organized either a labor or trade union.
The Cizarmakers' International Un-I
Ion is devoting a good deal of time ancll
money in the hunt for counterfeit'
Organizer" laborers to the number of jj
7000 are employed by the diamond!
dealers and jewelers of Amsterdam,!
Careful investigation shows that Newj
England leads the tailoring trade off
the world so far as clean workshops;
and fair working conditions go. j
A $3,000,000 shoe factory has just;
l.ivu ctJpleted at Torren, Mexico.!
Workmen from Brockton; Mass., will
teach the natives how to operate uia-j
Union carpenters of Spokane, Wash.
demand forty-five cents an hour for
eight hours' work after May 1. Th
new scale is an advance of five cent,
an Lour. . . , ' J