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A MOMOCHAFH I FOX THE FRESH
WATER SALMON OF CAN
THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU.
A I'UETTY ROMANCE WHOSE SCENE
IS LAID IX XO-MAX'S
TALES OF FAXTASV AXD FACT.
•♦The Crimson Siifn." liy S. R. KeiKlit
le»— A Book of Essays on
The number of writers who are spir
itually and mentally able to produce
books with souls Is so very limited
that when one of the small number falls
away this desertion is as conspicuous
as it is lamentable, and nothing seems
an adequate punishment for the of
fense. The hardest words which can
be imagined are too gentle to apply to
Mr. H. G. Wells' recent lapse from
excellence. "The Island of Dr. Mo
reau" is not only a soulless but also a
distorted book, and Its author should
be scourged with scorpions rather than
whips, fur he is one of the few people
capable of writing books which add
perceptibly to the delight of the Intel
ligent. "Dr. Moreau" would be an in
sult coming from any writer. From
Mr. "Wells it Is also an injury, for no
matter how he may repent and amend,
he can never give to his readers the
charming book they might have had
in place of this loathsome one.
The plot of the tale is very simple.
It describes the sojourn of a ship
wrecked Englishman upon a small
island in the Pacific inhabited by one
Dr. Moreau, an English vivisectionist,
and his assistant, and peopled by a
large number of hideous, half-human
Things, which the doctor has created
MARIA LOUISE POOL.
from animals In his dissecting room,
altering their bralna and bodies to suit
his will, his aim being to find out the
extreme limit of plasticity in a living
shape and to create, if possible, a hu
man being from a beast. Of the pain
he inflicts he thinks nothing. "This
store which men and women set on
pain and pleasure is the mark of the
beaet upon them — the mark of the
beast frnm which they camel Pain,
pain and pleasure, they are far us only
so long as we wriggle in the dust."
But Dr. Moreau cannot do all that he
dreams of doing. "Sometimes I rise
above my level, sometimes I fall below
it, but always I fall short of the
things I dream. •• * It is in the
subtle grafting and shaping one must
needs do to the brain that my trouble
lies. * • ♦ These creatures of mine
seemed strange and uncanny to you so
soon as you began to observe them;
but to me. Just after I make them,
they seem to be indisputably human
beings. It is afterwards, as I observe
them, that the persuasion fades. First
one animal trait, then another, creeps
to the surface and stares out at me.
But I will conquer yet! Each time I
dtp a living creature Into the bath of
burning pain, I say, 'This time I will
burn out all the animal; this time I
will make a rational creature of my
The Beast-Folk as they drip away
from Dr. Moreau' s laboratory bui*^ for
themselves huts in which they live.
There has been implanted In the struc-
ture of their brain certain prohibitions,
and they have a code of restrictions
which they chant, beginning:
"Not to go on all-fours; that is the law.
Aro we not men?
"Not to suck up drink; that Is the law.
Are we not men?"
There is a subtle symbolism in the
book, which the author is at great
pains to over-lay and conceal with as
much realistic detail as possible, be
tween -the remorseless scientist, strug
gling in hig laboratory, knewn ' to* his
creations as the House of Pain, work-
Ing against the stubborn beast-flesh in
his endeavors to create something
human, and that greater Artist whom
men in all ages have believed to con-
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■afanv It tr^e to say '
that the symbolism is blasphemous.
Nothing: is blasphemous nowadays. But
it is certainly revolting, and indicates
a deplorable lack of Imagination on the
part of the writer.
At the end of the book, when the
ship-wrecked Englishman finally gets
back to his own country, life grows a
horror to him there.
"I could not persuade myself that
the men and women I met were not
also another, Beast-people, animals half
wrought into the outward Image of
human souls, and that they would
presently begin to revert — to show first
this bestial mark and then that. I do
not expect that the terror of that
island will ever altogether leave me;
there are times when the little cloud
spreads until it obscures the whole sky.
Then I look about me at my fellow
men and I go in fear. I see faces keen
and bright, others, dull or dangerous;
others, unsteady. Insincere — none that
have the calm authority of a reason
able soul. I feel as though the animal
was surging up through them; that
presently the degradation of the Island
ers will be played over again on a
larger scale. I know this is an illusion;
that these seeming men and women
about me are indeed men and women,
men and women forever, perfectly
reasonable creatures, full of human de
sires and tender solicitude, emancipated
from instinct and the slaves of no
fantastic law — beings altogether differ
ent from the Beast-Folk. Yet I shrink
from them, from their curious glances,
their inquiries and assistance, and long
to be away from them and alone."
Enough has been said to show that
"The Island of Dr. Moreau" will give
an impressionable person the horrors
for a week— which Is the extreme limit,
thank heaven, of the harm a modern
author is able to accomplish!
("The Island of Dr. Moreau," by H. O.
Wells. New York. Stone & Kimball. $1.25.
For sale by the St Paul Book and Stationery
"The Ouananiche and Its Canadian
Environment" Is a book for sportsmen
with a scientific turn of thought, or
for scientists with a taste for sport.
The ouananiche Is the salmon found
in various inland waters of Northern
and Eastern Canada which communi
cate with the sea, and it has the reputa
tion of being one of the "gamest"
fishes known to lovers of the rod. Mr.
Chambers has written a very complete
and interesting monograph regarding
it. He takes up first the description,
classification and habits of the fish;
considers the philology of the word |
"ouananiche;" describes the methods I
of angling for it; devotes a chapter to
its geographical distribution, and an
other to its Canadian environment in
general, while several are devoted to
the particular resorts where the author
has pursued and caught the fish. Some
space is also devoted to the other fish
and game of the same waters, and the I
concluding chapter deals with the 1
Montagnois Indians and their folk-lore.
The volume is very handsomely printed
("T. .he Ouananiche and Its Canadian En
vironment," by E. D. T. Chambers. New
York. Harper & Bros. $2. For sale by the St.
Paul Book and Stationery company.)
The Macmlllan company issue a neat
edition of the poems of Uhland in the
German text. The contents of the
volume, which will commend itself to
lovers of German literature, have been
carefully selected and edited by Prof.
W. T. Hewett, of Cornell.
("The Poems of Uhland." New York.
The Macmiilan Company. $1.10. For sale by
the St. Paul Book and Stationary company.)
"The Broken Ring" Is by the author
of "Her Majesty," which will be re
membered by fiction-consumers as one
of the prettiest and brightest of last.
Bummer's novels. Miss Tompklns' new
novel is also a very pretty story and
prettily told. It deals with the love
affair of Princess Lenore, of Herzog
thum, and Captain Delorme, of Konig
reieh. These two kingdoms are at war
with each other, and the handsome cap
tain makes captives of the willful jprin
cess and her maid as they are driving
through an out-of-the-way corner of
the Konigreich kingdom. The royal
captive, instead of being sent to the
capital, is conveyed to an old stone mill
in the depths of a forest, and the cap
tain — who is really a person of much
more exalted rank— lays artful siege
to the heart of the princess while act-
Ing as her stern jailer. The love-scenes
of the book are natural, fresh and
charming. It seems ungracious to find
fault with so pleasant a story in a
day when pleasant stories are very
rare, but would not Miss Tompkins do
well to abandon her mythical German
kingdoms with their royal inhabitants
and take up with American youth?
"The Broken Ring" is good, but it Is
less good than was "Her Majesty." for
the reason that the setting of the two
stories is too much alike.
("The Broken Ring," by Elizabeth Knight
Tompklns. New York. G. P. Putnam's Sons.
50 cents. For sale by the St. Paul Book and
<m Brander Matthews was so fiercely as
sailed as a realist, a cut-and-dried,
hard-as-nails kind of realist, after the
publication of "His Father's Son," that
he has not unnaturally yielded to the
temptation to remind a very unobserv
ant public that he can do other things
equally well, and when It is needful
can be unflinchingly true to dreams.
"Tales of Fantasyy and Fact" deal
chiefly with the former element
and the denounced realist finds
himself so very much at home
In it as to give rise to the I
supposition that it may be his
native heath. Most of the talea are I
reprinted from the periodicals. The
two which are In Prof. Matthews' best
and most genial vein are "The Rival
Ghosts" and "The Twinkling of an
Eye." The latter is the detective story
which took the second prize in the syn- i
dicate competition in which Miss Wil- j
kins won first laurels. "The Rival j
Ghosts," as magazine readers will re
member, deals with the complications
that ensued when Eliphalet Duncan,
lawyer, of New York, visited the Dun
can homestead at Salem, Mass., and the
titular ghost of the Duncans of Dun
can, which Eliphalet had inherited with
the title and estates of that Scotch
family, thus Intruded upon the dom
iciliary ghost of the Duncans of Salem.
The fantastic tales are written with all
Prof. Matthews' customary grace and
ease of style.
("Tales of Fantasy and Fact." by Brander
Matthews. New York: Harper & Bras. $1.25.
For sale by the St Paul Book and Sta
Readers of "The Cavaliers" will be
glad to know that Mr. Keightley has
published a second book of adventure.
The scene of the story Is placed in Ire
land, at the time of the siege of Lon
donderry', and the hero, after various
adventures by ford and field, In the
course of which he slays many ad
herents to the cause of Stuart, rescues
a distressed damsel and a box of pirate
gold, and runs the risk of all kinds of
death, including hanging, fights in the
besieged city and ultimately leaves It
as the envoy whose representations
finally induce the English fleet to move
up the river and lift the siege. There
is a rather perfunctory little love-story
involved in the telling of the tale,
which, however, furnishes as much of
romance as the readers of books of ad
venture usually desire.
("The Crimson Sign," by S. R. Keightley.
New York: Harper & Bros. $1.25. For sale
by the St. Paul Book and Stationery com
"Lady Val's Elopement" Is not up
the level of entertainment usually pro
vided by Lipplncott's series of select
novels In which It is published. It is a
long, rambling incoherent tale, as In
vertebrate as a jelly-fish and as charac
terless as a dream. The author has
apparently read no fiction since the
days of Thackeray, and has a notion of
patronizing his own task, which is ex
tremely irritating to the reader, who is
conscious of a desire to push the story
yjSgjf S^Tfrj^U^GLOBE: SUNDAY, JULY 26, 1896.
-aloß* much ipore • rapidly therr the
writer fias rtecrSefl if stint! go. Trrltritl^n'
of the reader may be one road to suc
cess in fiction, but Mr. Blckerdyke has
taken the wrong turning upon it.
("Lady Val'B Elopement," by John Bicker
dyke. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co.
50 cents. For gale by the St. Paul Book and
The Macmiilan company publish In
a substantial yet daintily attractive lit
tle volume Matthew Arnold's "A Guide
to English Literature" and his "Essay
on Gray" together with Mr. John Mor
ley's essay "On the Study of Litera
ture." The combination is a felicitous
one, and the little booklet will com
mend itself in both form and substance
to all who desire to read about reading.
("A Guide to English Literature," by Mat
thew Arnold. "On the Study of Literature."
by John Morley. New York. Macmiilan & Co.
I 75 cents. For said by the St. Paul Book and
—Cornelia Atwood Pratt.
Mr. Walter Blackburn Harte, the author of
"Meditations in Motley," formerly of the "Fly
leaf" and for a very limited period of the
"Philistine," has been engaged by the pub
lishers of the "Lotus" to take editorial charge
of that periodical, whose readers are to be con
gratulated upon the direction which has been
secured for it.
The August number of the Atlantic Monthly
is the best Issue of that periodical for many
years, and it is far and away the best of all
j the August magazines. For the last six
or eight years the Atlantic has suffered fre
quent lapses into absolute dullness, very pain
ful to the many readers, who were "brought
up on" the belief that it was the leading iiter
ary periodical of our country, and who were
anxious to see it maintain its old prestige.
For some months there have been evidences
of a change of policy in the conducting of the
magazine in favor of additional life and bril
liancy, and the August issue, which contains
really an extraordinary number of things
which appeal to the Intelligent and apprecia
tive reader, is certainly a triumph of editing.
The fiction, in particular, could hardly be bet
Andre Castalgne, the artist, was recently
given the unusual opportunity of sketching
Pope Leo from life. One of the pictures that
he secured represents the pope in his private
garden at the Vatican, surrounded by cardi
nals. Mr. Castaigne's drawings will accom
pany the fourth and concluding paper of the
group which Marion Crawford has been writ
ing on Rome. It will appear in the Century
for August, and will be devoted to "The Vat
The August McClure's justifies Its title of
a "Midsummer Fiction Number" in five short
stories, all of them of such fresh and ready
interest that one can read them without
forcing himself and in spite of heat and hu
midity. Octave Thanet contributes a strong
story of Western life; Stephen Crane relates
a dramatic episode in_ the later life of the
hero of "The Red Badge of Courage;" Clin
ton Rose tells a booming battle story based
on Perry's historic victory on Lake Erie; E.
M. Thomson tells a humorous tale of the
Canadian fishermen; and Annie Eliot de
scribes a double love episode in a Yale and
Harvard boat rac"e.
In addition to the books already announced.
Messrs. Harper & Brothers have in press E.
F. Benson's new novel, entitled "Limita
tions," and "The Dwarfs' Tailor, and Other
Fairy Tales," collected by Zoe Dana Under
On Oar Book Table.
From the St. Paul Book and Stationery
D. Appleton & Co. New York. "The Senti
mental Sex," by Gertrude Warden. |L "A
Humble Enterprise," by Ada (■ambrid^e. M
cents. "Yekl." by A. Cahan. $1. "Familiar
Trees and Their Leaves," by F. Schuyler
Macmiilan & Co. Nsw York. "Two
Queens," by Baron Semolin. CO cents. "Em
barrassments," by Henry Jones. $1.00.
R. F. Fenno & Co. New York. "Aubert
Dubayet," by Charles Gayarre. 50 cents.
"Daireen," by TF. FrnnU'o-c Moore. $1.25.
"Ginnette's Happiness," by Gyp. IS cents.
A. E. Cluett & Co. New York. "A De
generate," by "Gyp." l'< <-?nts.
Harper & Bros. New York. "Love Is a
Spirit," by Julian Hawthorne. $1.25. "Mrs.
Gerald," by Maria Louise Pool. |1.00. ' Life
on the Mississippi," by Mark Twain. $1.75.
Lee & Shepard. Boston. "Gymnastics," by
W. A. Stecher. $3. "Blind Leaders of Ihe
Blind," by James R. Cocke. $1.50.
From the publishers:
J. B. Lippincott company. Philadelphia.
"The Old, Old Story," by Rosa Nouchette
Cary. 50 cents.
GEN. JONES' FIXEIUL.
Took Place at Dnbnqoe "With Im
DUBUQUE, lowa. July 25.— The
funeral of the late General George Wal
lace Jones was held at St. Patrick's
Catholic church at 9 o'clock this morn
ing. Requiem masa was celebrated by
Mgr. Ryan, and the sermon was de
livered by Rev. Dr. John Carroll. The
pall bearers were: Honorary, Senator
Allison, A. A. Cooper, C. H. Booth,
Samuel Martin, P. J. Quigley. W. P.
Allen, George Salot; out-of-town, Frank
Jennings, of Independence, D. J. Sheean
and Robert Benandt, of Galena; active
Judge Lenthan, B. B. Richards, J. H.
Shields, J. K. Graves, D. D. W. Car
ver, James Harragan, John V. Rider,
Thomas Connolly. The attendance at
the obsequies was very large, the
church being so crowded that hun
dreds were unable to gain admittance.
I>r. Carroll's address was a touching
tribute to the deceased. All city and
county offices were closed during the
funeral and flags on public buildings
were displayed at half mast.
The Trouble at Herea I« At
BEREA, 0., July 25.— The long strike
of the quarrymen, involving from 800
to 1,000 men, and which had led to
serious rioting and the sending here
i of the militia, was finally settled tMs
afternoon. The settlement was brought
about by the state board of arbitra
tion. The terms of settlement have not
yet been announced. The militia on
guard at the quarries will be with
drawn at once. i
Fifty Years Ago.
This is the -way it was bound to look
When grandfather had his "picter took."
These were the shadows cast before
The coming of Conjurer Daguerre
And his art ; like & girl in a pinafors
Some day to bloom to a goddess fair.
Men certainly were not as black, we know
A* they pictured them, 50 years ago.
began to make new men, just
as the new pictures of men
began to be made. Thousands
of people fronted the camera
with skins made clean from
blotch and blemish, because
they had purified the blood
with Ayer's Sarsaparilia. It
Is as powerful now as then.
Its reoord proves it. Others
imitate the remedy ; they
can't imitate the record :
gQ Yaarg of Cure*.
IN LABOR'S REALM.
A special session of the shoemakers'
union was held' at ' jrssembly hall Wed
nesday evening to discuss questions of
vital interest to the members of the
craft. It was a secret
session, as nofjiing could be obtained
for publication* at this time.
The July nun?ber of the CJgarmakers'
Official Journal says that for the
month of May, 1896, 348,748,297 cigars
were manufactured in the United
States; for 1895, 3C5,726,647; decrease,
16,978,350. For months ending
May 31, 1896, 3,857,008,783; for 1895,
3,805,501,380. In<?rea«», 51,507,403.
The Allied Printing Trads council
had an interesting session Tuesday
evening. The report of the retiring sec
retary-treasurer, C. A. Rinke, showed
the finances of the council with the bal
ance on the right side. Committees were
appointed to work up a sentiment In
favor of the use of the label in all union
WEBB PRESS HELPER'S UNION, NO. 2.
offices of the city and also to secure
its use on all campaign literature print
ed in the city from now, until after
election. Owing to the resignation of
J. H. McNally as president, and C. A.
Rinke from the executive board, P. J.
Maioney was elected to fill the presi
dential chair and H. McDonald succeed
ed C. A. Rlnke on the board. J. Klaus
was elected vice president and P. F.
Corcoran secretary-treasurer. The exe
cutive board will be composed of T.
F. Eckley, Typographical Union No.
30; H. McDonald, from the pressfeeders'
union, and Charles Hlllman of the
Bricklayers' Benevolent Union No. 1
met at Assembly hall Thursday even-
Ing. A report from the building com
mittee connected with the union was
received and placed on file. A com
] munieation from the general secretary
of the International union at New
York was received and read. Among
other things the communication con
tained the report of the secretary for
the past six months, showing the
organization to be in a good financial
Seven new members were initiated
i into the mysteries of making blue label
| cigars at the Thursday evening meet
j Ing of the cigarmakers' union. On
> motion of one of the memhprs, it was
voted to patronize only those clothing
houses which have in stock, or will
i agree to procirre, eroods bearing the
1 label of the United Garment Workers
!of America. A committee from Minne
] apolis Union No. 77 were present and
extended the home members an invita
tion to join them in an excursion to
Hastings on Sunday, July 2. The
steamer Flora Clark has been chartered
for the occasion, and will leave the
dock at St Paul at 10:30. A large
number of the boys will attend. Dan
cing will be Indulged ,Jn, good music
will be furnished and refreshments
The boycott against a certain manu
facturer of cigars in the city Is still in
The members of Bricklayers' Benevo
lent Union No. 1 are indignant over the
action of a firm of contractors, who are
erecting a building at the corner of
Sixth and Minnesota streets, in em
ploying men from outside the city. The
union bricklayers, of St. Paul work but
nine hours a day, while those employed
on the building at Sixth and Minnesota
are compelled to labor ten hours. The
union men believe that those who live
here, who pay taxes, who have the in
terests of the city at heart, even if they
do not affiliate with union men, should
be given work in, preference to those
from other cities." Last evening reso
lutions were adopted by No. 1, con
demning the action', of the contractors.
And the delegates to the Trades and
I>abor assembly brought the matter be
fore that body Friday evening.
All members of the National Musi
cians' union and the Musicians' Pro
tective alliance are requested to meet
at Assembly haljs at 3 o'clock Tuesday
afternoon to consider the advisability
of forming a new .organization under
the Jurisdiction of the American Feder
ation of Labor.
The Scandinavian section of the So
cialist Labor party will hold a meeting
at Assembly halls today at 2:30 p .in.
The journeymen bollermakers will
hold an important session this evening.
Considerable business is to be trans
Tomorrow evening at 8 o'clock, the
bindery girls' union holds an open
iieeting and a special invitation to at
tend is extended to all of the gentler
sex who arc engaged in this kind of
trade. Several good speakers, among
them F. a. Teft, of Minneapolis, or
ganizer for the Brotherhood of Book
binders for the Northwestern district,
will be present and every effort will be
made to entertain those who choose to
Installation of officers will occur at
the meeting of the plumbers, Tuesday
evening. Other important business will
be presented for action and a full at
tendance is expected.
The journeymen barbers' union holds
Its regular semi-monthly session at As
sembly halls tomorrow night. The
special committee appointed at the last
meeting to Interview certain parties
relative to cutting prices will make
There will be no regular scheduled union
meetings at Assembly hall Wednesday or
Friday of this week. The bricklayers, who
meet every week In the month, will hold forth
on Thursday evening. The pressmen and
letter carriers will hold sessions on Saturday.
Subordinate Association No. 10 of the Litho-
iOBERT J. LONE,
graphers, International Protective and Bene
fit association of the United States and Can
ada, held an enthusiastic and well-attended
meeting at Assembly hall on Saturday, July
18. Two applications were received and one
new member was initiated. Considerable
other business of interest only to the mem
bers of the association was transacted. This
organization meets monthly, every other meet
ing being held at Minneapolis. The advis
ability of holding semi-mor.thly sessions is
being discussed, many of the members be
lieving they would create a greater interest
than the monthly featherings.
The Minneapolis Letter Carriers' associa
tion held their tenth annual picnic at Lake
Minnetonka Tuesday last. A good time was
The last meeting of the Retail Liquor Deal
ers' aaoclation was attended by Henry Ley
der and Frank Valesh, of the local cigar
makers' union. Mr. Valesh spoke about the
objects of the Clgarmakers' International
union. He said: "Men of all classes and
callings form organizations for the achieve
ment of their legitimate and reasonable de
sires and for the protection of the members
Suoh is doubtless the aim of this association
and It !s also along these lines that the
cigarmakers' union has been working for
many years. Our aims are to maintain the
skill of the craft, to secure good sanitary con
ditions in the factories and a living rate of
wages. Only the workingmen who have these
conditions are useful members of any com
munity. They support families, build homes
and make business good. A city with a
large proportion of this class of citizens Is a
contented and prosperous one. While the
r'.Karmakers' union is a trade union In every
sense, yet it works in full harmony with the
employer. This Is clearly demonstrated by
the fact that until recently there have Been
no strikes or disturbances In this city with
in the past ten years. The employers as a
rule, recognize the necessity of maintaining
a fair rate of wages for the beneflt of all
concerned. In order to protect the members
of the craft, and also the honest dealer in
cigars, the eigarmakers' union places a
label on cigars, which Is a guarantee of their
being well made and at fair wages and that
they are in all respects honest goods. They
do not urge the sale of any particular brand
of goods, simply asking that dealers purchase
union cigars made in St. Paul, with the blue
label attached. Dealers will thus be actively
helping the cigarmakers to attain their legiti
mate aims, besides being sure of getting
good value for their money. The liqu<rr deal
ers of St. Paul have thus far realized the
logic of the cigarmakers' position, and the
jUEtice of their course, and there is no doubt
that they will pursue the same policy In
the future." Mr. Valesh also showed how
the associations in Indiana, New York, Massa
chusetts and elsewhere gave pledges of their
friendship for the cigarmakers' blue label and
that many material benefits resulted there
from to aH parties.
The president of the association, Mr. John
son assured the committee of the friendli
ness of the association for the blue label of
the cigarmakers. A vote of thanks was ten
-1 dered for the address and the committee re
tired, feeling well pleased with the reception
The meeting of the clerks' association
Wednesday night developed the fact that
tickets were selling rapidly for the moonlight
excursion, which takes place on Tuesday
evening next. The evening's entertainment
will consist of a series of dancing contests,
for which some very beautiful prizes have
been donated. A dry goods firm donated a
handsome silk umbrella for the ladies' first
prize for waltzing; Mr. Bowlby, of the Bos
ton, a magnificent ladies' sweater, and
George Lennon, of the Plymouth, a splendid
shirt waist. The genta' prizes consist of a
gold-head«d cane, three pairs of bicycle hose,
five dozen handkerchiefs, two pairs of pants,
one dozen half-hose, five pounds of tobacco,
etc. A number of other prizes have been
promised for the ladles, all of which will be
upon exhibition In the window cf the
Plymouth clothing house until the day of the
excursion. A musical entertainment will also
be prepared and carried out between the
dances, and refreshments will be served.
Stein's band will furnish the music.
The American Federation of Labor has
660,000 votes, the Knights of Labor 200,000 and
other trade organizations affiliated with the
federation represent 500,000 more, making the
total union labor vote of the United States
The amalgamation of metal polishers, buf
fers, platers and bras* workers of North
America took place last week. T. M. Daly,
of New York, was elected president. The
amalgamation was consummated because of a
threatened reduction in wages next year.
Th» national convention of the Brotherhood
h^^ftSSffi j^g^&tk) Jr^O are c easiest to keep clean
%^j^-*''+^*c^.£&3fe} -fM&'Uv and the most healthful. A
* a *& f Wsf&_ v <p short while ago we were sel
ling- only a few, while now the demand is universal — every
one wants them. Their presen ce i* 1 tne most stylishly fur
nished homes in the land proves tna -t they are "with us to
stay." From our assortment we af e sure to please any one
wishing Metal Beds.
Discounts extraordinary— You know how it is with a large stock
like ourß. There is sure to be breakage in some sets and we are
closing out all broken sets at much below cost. These are all
English underglaze pottery, but are the "remnants" of the several
patterns— just look at the prices.
98-piece Dinner set, worth $10.00, closing price $5.00.
62-piece Dinner set, worth $8.50, closing price $4.50.
95-piece Dinner set, worth $10.00, closing price $6.00
--104-piece Dinner set, worth $11.00. closing price $6.50.
72-piece Dinner set, worth $9. 00, closing price $550-
These CASH prices are oniy for closing out this part of the stock.
We cannot duplicate them later, as they are less than cost.
. Sijiith Sl Faru/el) Coijipaiji^
Complete House Furnishers, 6th and Minnesota Sts.
of Railway Track Foremen ■will convene at
St. Louis, Mo., Monday, Oct. 6.
A large number of delegates from the Trades
and Labor assembly will go to Minneapolis
next Friday to attend the entertainment and
banquet to be given Vy the trades council
of that city. It Is probable that a special car
will be chartered for the occasion.
- The Retail Clerks' association elected W. J.
Thome treasurer Wednesday evening to fill
a vacancy and received one application for
membership. A. F. Dwelly, who, as delegate,
represented the local organization at the
convention of the National Retail Clerks'
association held at Denver, Col., the week
beginning July 7, gave an Interesting re
port of the proceedings of the convention.
The officers-elect were named In this de
j partment in the issue of July 12. Several
I communications were received, read and
| placed on file for future reference.
The cornice workers held a short session
' Wednesday evening. Owing to the small at
tendance, however. It was moved and sec
onded that an adjournment be taken until
Wednesday, Aug. 5. The secretary requests
all members to be present on that date, as
matters affecting each and every individual
will be brought before the meeting.
The label committee of the trades and
labor assembly. In conjunction with a special
committee from the same body appointed to
devise measures looking to the adoption of
the label of the United Garment Workers
of America by the manufacturers and whole
sale and retail houses doing business in St.
Paul who handle clothing, overalls, etc.,
where such label can be used, met at Assem
bly hall on Tuesday evening last. Several
propositions were submitted for considera
tion, and a plan adopted which It Is hoped
will prove successful.
There are 34,000 union printers In the United
States and 10,000 union bookbinders.
The committee on securing speakers for the
Labor day picnic on Monday, Sept. 7, has
under consideration the advisability of in
viting two prominent gold and silver advo
cates to orate on the financial question. The
; committee is of the opinion that it would be
a good drawing card, besides unraveling some
of the "knotty" kinks which are a puzzle
to both the gold bugs and silver bugs in
Master Workman Sovereign, of the Knights
of Labor, will be the principal speaker at the
Labor day celebration in Helena, Mont.
The committee from the trades and labor as
sembly to locate grounds for the picnic to be
participated in by the forty or more unions of
the city on Labor Day went to Spring Park
last Sunday to look over the facilities at that
place. Ed. B. Lott was chairman of the dele
gation, and consequently acted as spokesman
for the remainder. Two weeks ago the com
mittee took in White Bear Lake. The mem
bers were handsomely entertained at both
All union beer hereafter sold In St. Paul will
have a different label than it has had the past,
as the national union of the United Brewery
Workmen of America have done away with
the old one.
Amendments to the constitution of the In
ternational Cigarmakers' Union, submitted by
No. 212 of Superior and 294 of Duluth, were
adopted on submission to the referendum.
The horseshoers held a largely attended
meeting Friday evening of last week. Two
applications were received, and a communi
cation from the general grand secretary of
the order pertaining to the late convention
Routine matters was about the only busi
ness consummated by the shoemakers at their
meeting on the evening of the 17th. The
union is one of the strongest In the city, and
is steadily growing in numbers. Ed Peterson,
one of Its- most active workers, was recently
nominated as an elector on the Socialist tick
et, but declined to make the race.
The requisite number of subordinate typo
graphical unions having petitioned the inter
national union to submit to the referendum
a proposition by Seattle Typographical Union
No. 202 to amend section 123, General Laws,
International typographical union, the union*
are requested to vote on the same and to
make returns to the office of the Typographi
cal Journal on or before the 18th day of Au
gust, 1896. The original section, with the
amendment in quotations, is as follows: Sec
tion 123. No member of a subordinate union j
shall work on a morning newspaper more j
than six days in any one week, nor more
than flfty-nin« hours, where a substitute can
be obtained. "Provided, that members hold
ing situations In seven-day offices shall have
the disposal of the entire seven days, and
the designating of substitutes for certain
days, or the establishment of rotary situa
tions, or any other rule affecting the subver
sion of this provision, shall be unlawful." A
fine of one day'a pay shall be Imposed (for
e&ch violation) upon any member found
guilty of violating said law. And it shall be
obligatory on the part of the local union In
whose Jurisdiction said violation occurs to
impose and collect such fine.
The entire cost of conducting the home
sick and disabled printers at Colorado Springs,
Col., from July 1, 1895, to April 30, 1898, was
$19,071.54. The membership during this time
averaged 6Ciy 2 . making the cost of mainten
ance per inmate $7.50 per week. Five cents
month per capita for each member in good
standing in the typographical unions of the
country has kept It running up to the pres
ent time. If, as some claim, this amount
is not enough, why not make It ten? It Is but
the price of a good cigar.
The hack and cab drivers' union held an
enthusiastic and well-attended meeting Sun
day evening last. The committee which waa
appointed at the previous seslon to look into
the matter of the license question reported
everything satisfactorily settled. Considerable
discussion was had In relation to making
arrapgements for a Labor day parade. The
boys showed their gallantry toward the gentler
sex by unanimously voting to furnish hacks,
free of charge, to all lady members of or
ganized labor who would turn out on the 7th
day of September. Three new applications
for membership were proposd who will be
balloted on at the next meeting, Sunday,
The American Railway union had a largely
atecded session on Monday evening last. Re
ports indicated that Eugene V. Debs had met
with phenomenal success in his tour through
the South, and that he would probably be
in St. Paul the last of the month. Sylvester
Kelllher is doing good work throughout
Ohio and other states, while Roy Goodwin Is
stirring up the railroad employes In Canada.
Commissioner Allen Monday Introduced a
resolution at a meeting of the board of county
commissioners which compels contractors to
give a swern guarantee that the laborers em
ployed by them will receive their wages be
fore they can collect on final estimates. The
resolution was adopted.
The meeting of the harnesamakers' union
Tuesday evening was well attended and those
present were quite enthusiastic over the La
bor day parade, for which event they will
turn out some seventy-flve or eighty mem-
£ 6r L f 1t W banner and bad * e8 wlll be or
dered for the occasion and the sentiment waa
largely in favor of having a float representa
tive of their trade In the procession. The
latter feature, however, will not be positively
determined until the next meeting.
Every employing baker at Duluth has signed
the scale submitted by the union. The Jour
neymen bakers are Jubilant over the victory.
Duluth is one of the strongholds of unionism
lvi *„ Northwest and is reported to havt
thirty-five union organizations, representing aa
many different trades. It also has a magazln*
m the interssts of labor, edited by Mrs. Sabria
O. Akin, which is second to no labor Journal
In the country.
The retail clerks' association, which haj
given up Its proposed picnic, have chartered
the Flora Clark and the largest barge to b«
obtained at this port, and on Thursday even
ing will enjoy a moonlight excursion on th«
tattler of Waters. The prizes which were do
nated for the picnic will be contested for on
the main deck, and the programme which had
been arranged for the picnic at Forest Lak«
will be carried out on the steamer and barge.
The committee report the sale of tickets as ex
ceeding expectations. Good music will be fur
nished for those desiring to trip the light fan
The Socialist Labor party, which recently
nominated W. B. Hammond, of Minneapolis,
as Its candidate for governor of Minnesota,
met at the residence of President Beach, 571
Charles street, Monday evening last to dis
cuss matters relative to the fall campaign.
It was decided to take immediate steps to
perfect organization throughout the state and
to go Into the campaign as veterans go to
battle. The socialists do not expect over
2,000 votes this fall, but believe that when
another gubernatorial election rolls around
they will have at least 10,000 votes, and that
these will voluntarily come to them from
the more intelligent among the working
On next Wednesday will occur the annual
election of Typographical Union No. 30. The
polling place will be at Assembly hall an 4
the polls will be open from 12 noon until 7
p. m. The voting will be conducted under
the Australian system. Harry Franklin, who
was one of the two nominees for the office.
of president, at the last moment declined to
make the race. The following are the nomi
President— J. J. Gleason.
Vice President— G. W. Deacon.
Recording Secretary— A. J. Woodbury.
Secretary-Treasurer— C. J. Schott C. I
Sergeant-at-Arms— J. Maxwell.
Executive Board— P. Loskiel, P. D. Neff.
C. H. Prindle, D. W. Lilly, F. Gooddel T.
Auditing Board— William Waigli W. J
Evans, D. De Long.
Delegates to the Trades Assembly— T .F.
Thomas, P. Loskiel, C. H. Prindle G W.
Deacon and Harry Franklin.
Delegates to the International Union Con
vention—T. F. Thomas, P. J. Geraghty P D
Neff and J. C. Herbert.
C. H. Bonn, who as a representative of th»
local organization has been in attendance at
the convention o' the International
Theatrical Stage Employes of the United
States, held at Detroit, Mich., returned
Friday . The convention was in ses
sion seven days. Eighty-two dele
gates were present. Mr. Bonn was elected
a member of the executive board. New York
which for many years did not send delegates
owing to certain grievances, this year turned
up with a full delegation, and was given
recognition. New laws were established,
which will be of decided benefit to the staee
employes. The International indorsed all
union labels, and voted to purchase nothing
but union-made goods bearing the label when
possible. Great growth in numbers was re
ported by the delegates.
The carpenters initiated three had two
applications and elected J. L. Hughes J B
Morrison and A. J. Metzer delegates 'to th»
trades and labor assembly at their meetln*
last week. •
What Was Done at the Last
J. L. Hughes, J. B. Morrison and A J
Metzger, delegates from the carpenters' union,
P. J. Matoney from the pressmen and A. An
derson from the journeymen barbers' organiza
tion were given the obligation Friday even-
The report of the committee on the musi
cians' organization recommending that the as
sembly recognize the musicians' union, of
which Stein's band is a member, as the union
band of St. Paul, was concurred in. The musi
cians' union is under the Jurisdiction of th«
American Federation of Labor. The money
paid in by the other organization, of which
Seibert's band Is a member, waa ordered re
On motion of Delegate O'Toole, each dele
gate to the assembly was Instructed to donaU
one volume of some good work to the new
library and the chairmen of the different dele
gations were Instructed to correspond with th«
secretaries of their head organizations and en
deavor to secure the official publications. Th«
secretary was instructed to write for publica
tions of the labor bureaus of the country.
Reports were read from the label commute*
and the special committee on longshoresmen'«
The delegates will attend the entertainment
and banquet given by the Minneapolis trades
council next Friday evening. A special car
has been chartered which will leave the
Hotel Ryan at 7:45 p. m.
T. F. Thomas, of Typographical union No
30, was chosen as marshal of the Labor Day
parade. C. H. Brown, of tha stage employes'
union, and Ed. O'Connor, of the harnessmak
ers' union, were elected assistant marshals.
The committee on the location of the picnla
to be held on Sept. 7, made, its report, submit
ting three propositions for the conslderat'on of
the assembly. The delegates decided on White
Bear Lake as the best point for holding th«
Election of offlers resulted as follows: Presi
dent, E. Christopherson ; vice president, H.
Feyden; recording secretary, Harry Franklin;
financial secretary, F. E. Hoffman; treasurer,
K. H. Beckjord; statistician, F. Valesh; ser
geant-at-arms, J. O'Tcole; hall trustees J
F. Krieger, Harry Franklin, C. H. Brown;
executive board, Maggie McOlure J. F.
Krieger, J. G. Boyle, Ed. O'Connor H.
Gleser, Jr., J. H. Cuthill, J. L. McGeehan.
G. H. Becker, P. J. Maloney, J. Igoe.
The trouble of the bricklayers" union -with
the contractors who are erecting the build
ing at the corner of Sixtn and Minnesota
was brought before the trades and labor as
sembly. It was shown that Philadelphia
Milwaukee and Minneapolis men were doing
the work to the exclusion oX St. Paul brick
layers. The matter was referred to the
grievance committee with instructions to in
vestigate and report at next meeting.
The action of a St. Paul manufacturing
establishment in violating its contract with
the United Garment Workers' union waa
brought to the attention of the assembly and
after considerable discussion was referred to
the executive board. .