Newspaper Page Text
BOOKS Op THE BOOR
SECOND SERIES OP "PROSE FAN
CIES," lIV RICHARD LE GVL
THE SENTIMENTAL SEX."
.\\ IVPLEASANT TALE FROM THE
ITALIAN OF CARRIELE DAN
THE ADVENTURES OF DR. NIKOLA.
"Seven Kronen Sailors*,** '"From
WhMC Bourne," "Tlie Iron Pi
The charm of Mr. Richard Le Oal
lienne as an essayist is — or ought to be
— well known. His work is always ad
mirable and nearly always delightful.
The second series of "Prose Fancies"
Will have no readers who do not be-
______________ 1< X C-
come its friends, and if it is accorded
its deserts the number of its readers
will be large. The essay, as a literary
form, is certainly advancing in popular
favor. Whether this is due to the evo
lution of a body of readers sufficiently
cultivated to appreciate manner as
well as matter, or to the fact that af
ter years of dearth the new genera
tion has produced essayists worthy of
attention, is a difficult question, and,
since at last we have essays again,
perhaps the cause of their reappear
ance does not matter. Mr. Le G&1
--lienne's qualities as an essayist are a
delicate and whimsical fancy, a care
fully wrought style, a dash of moral
earnestness, a warm human sympathy
and an obvious delight in his own
work, of that engaging sort which im
mediately predisposes the reader to de
light in it also. The essays in the
present volume are quite unequal in
value, but the author has done nothing
more charming than "A Seventh-Story
Heaven." Wholly admirable also, but
in a different way are "The Dramatic
Aft of Life" and "The Greatness of
("Prose Fancies." by Richard Le Gallienne.
Chicago. 11. S. Stone & Co. $1,25.)
There are a great many books pub- j
lished nowadays which are intended to
be amusing, and occasionally one finds
its way into print which successfully
fulfills that intention. Such a book is I
"The Sentimental Sex," by Gertrude
Warden. The story is clever and spark
ling in style, but its irony is structural
as well as superficial, and the contrast
of characters throughout is the source
of a.' deep and perhaps unholy joy in
the reader's breast. The hero is an
Austra>ian sheep farmer, with exalted
mlddle-of-the-century sentiments. "If
women cease to believe and obey," he
observes in the first chapter, "the
world wont hold together long. Gentle j
obedience and implicit belief are two
of woman's most beautiful qualities,
and if she ceases to believe and obey
her God, how much longer do you
think she will believe and obey her j
husband?" He falls in love with the
picture and the poems of a young
woman in London, proposes to her
through her publishers and learns that |
she is married, but ultimately meets :
her in London after she has become a
widow. The "Iris" of his dreams is a
very different person from the real 3
"Iris," who is a practical, hard-headed, j
beautiful young woman, extremely
modern and up-to-date, and, in a mild
way, everything which the Australian
sheep farmer's sainted mother would
have disapproved. But this fact is
never discerned by the "Noble Savage,"
as he is dubbed by "Iris" " friends, and
he makes love to her in a large, deter
mined, primitive fashion, declining to
believe that she is going to marry him
for his money, even when she flatly |
tells him so. The story is told alter
nately by him and by her, and the
method brings out, as no other could
do, the contrast between the two char
acters, a contrast whose humor lies j
In its Inherent probability. We recall
no comedy in recent fiction that is half
so amusing as this. The tragedy on j
the last page is impertinent and out
of place. So clever a writer as Miss
Warden should have found a less hack
neyed solution of the situation.
("The Sentimental Sex," by Gertrude War
den. New York. D. Appleton & Co. $1. For
eale by the St. Paul Book and Stationery
It is difficult to conceive that "Epis
copo & Co." can have any interest for
Bane readers except a pathological one,
and an equal number of pages selected
at random from the American Journal
of Insanity would be quite as valuable
in that respect. We are told that Mr.
Henry James once said of D'Annunzio:
"He speaks so loud that one hears him
well only from a distance." We may
add that the only distance at which he
Is desirable is one that renders him in
audible. The book is made up of the
ravings of an Insane criminal, always,
apparently, an imbecile — not. one of
"God's fools," but, very decidedly, one
of the devil's. If you like that sort of
thing, the feast is spread for you in
this little book. The general reader^
however, has a more oxygenated taste.
The only value of the volume is for
the student of literary symptomatology,
to whom its inherent repulsiveness will
be a matter of scientific indifference.
("Episcopo ft C 0.," by Gabrlele d'Annun
llo. Translated by Myrta Leonard Jones.
Chicago. H. S. Stone ft Co. $1.25.)
It is as unpleasant to read novels
about degenerates as novels by them.
Hence "Gyp's" "A Degenerate," can-
CARDS • • • • •
Large and Choice Assortment*
St. Paul Book * Stationery Go.
not be recommended as pleasant read
ing, although it is by no means as loath
some as "Episeopo & Co." However,
a book might fall far short of that point
and still be loathsome enough to be
avoided. The American translators of
"Gyp" seem to have had singular ill
luck in making their selections for
translation. Witli the one exception of
"Chiffon's Marriage," none of the really
clever and entertaining productions of
the Comtesse de Martel have yet been
('A Degenerate," by Gyp. New York. A.
E. Cl««tt & Co. 50 cents.)
"A Humble Enterprise" is a very
agreeable story of Australian life. It
is. unfortunately, not very credible.
This world is not put together so that
the girl of good breeding who under
takes to support her family by opening
a tea-room is immediately espied by a
young millionaire, who exalts her do
mestic qualities above the social graces
of the gills in his own set. It would,
however, doubtless be an excellent
world for the race if so adjusted, and
we all know that Australia is different
fi-om the rest of the world anyhow.
Perhaps such things do happen there.
At all events. Miss Cambridge's sympa
thetic account of the sorrows and joys
of the Liddon family is very pretty
reading, and leaves the reader feeling
ycung and credulous and tender-heart
ed—which, for the average reader, is
a very desirable consummation.
("A Humble Enterprise," by Ada Cam-
bridge. New York. D. Appleton & Co. 50
cents. For sale by the St. Paul Book and
Rand, McNally & Co. issue a re
print of "The Iron Pirate," by Max
Pemberton. The book is not new, but
it is exceedingly good of its kind, which
is sufficiently indicated by the title.
There is excitement — usually accom
panied by a free shedding of gore — up
on every page, and the reader in search
of thrills of horror can find plenty of
an excellent quality here.
("The Iron Pirate," by Max Pemberton.
Chicago. Rand, McXally & Co. 25 cents.)
Rosa Nouchette Carey's latest novel,
"The Old, Old Story," is, as the title
suggests, an orthodox love tale. It
begins, indeed, with loss and trial, but
ends with wedding-bells and happiness
for everyone concerned. Miss Carey's
realism is very limited in its scope.
She is faithful to the details of every
day life which she chronicles with an
almost religious minuteness, but its
sordid spirit escapes her— perhaps in
tentionally, for, after all, the spirit of
every-day life is less agreeable than
the atmosphere of happy improbability
which surrounds this popular writer's
domestic stories. "The Old, Old Story"
is one of the best, as well as one of the
longest which she has published^ of
late, and the fact that in the real world
the well-bred but impoverished heroine
would iave grown *nt» a wrinkljai and
care-worn governess. under tne^freight
of her trials and 'responsibilities, in
stead of becoming the lady of the
manor, has nothing to do with the
youthful reader's enjoyment of bl pretty
("The Old, Old ""Story," -by Rosa Nouchette
Carey. Philadelphia. The J. B, Ldpplncott
company. 60 cents.)
■ . . .-. :
F. A. Stokes fe£fe reprint in their
Twentieth Century series "From
Whose BouTne?*-a tale by Mr. Robert
fcarr, first published some eight years
ago. Mr. Barr has traveled far to
ward popularity since then, but his
C ' a J"- ly v W ? rk Bhows all the Qualities
which his readers value in his recent
books. Snap, "go," vigor and interest
are the qualities of this little story of
a murdered man, who, from the world
of spirits, endeavors to have a finger
in the search for his own murderer.
Mr. Barr's spirit-world is singularly
unspiritual, by the way, and is per
vaded by an ex-Chicago Journalist,
who retains a lively interest in the
newspaper men of the Lake City But
then, spirituality would be very much
out of place in the stories Mr. Barr
writes, for they are pre-eminently of
this world, even when located in an
("From Whose Bourne?" by Robert Barr.
me v . a. stokes company. New York Ti
£«nf \ F ° r sale by *« E W com
"Daireen" is one of the- products of
Mr. Frank Frankfort Moore's facile
p«n, but either it is an early work re
printed or else Mr. Moore is begin
ning to take liberties with his public
which are by no means warranted by
his hold upon them. At best Mr
Mcore is a clever and cynical writer'
whose stories move and sparkle, but
have no perceptible depth. W T ith that
oblivion of the canons of good taste
which overtakes most of the younger
school of English writers at odd mo
ments, he is occasionally coarse a
fault which his brilliancy serves' to
i hide. "Daireen," however, does not
show Mr. Moore at his best. It is a
stupid story of a young girl's voyage
to the cape to join an invalid father
Her Irish lover is aboard, in the guise
of a common sailor, and several other
would-be admirers are also aboard
and Daireen's emotional reJalicns be
ef™ 6 slightly compl-icated, . . It is a
difficut feat to render love-mafcking dull
and uninteresting, but Mr. Moore has
succeeded in accomplishing .this.
("Daireen." by Frank Frankfort' Moore.
New York. R. F. Fenno ft Co. $1. For sale
! Jy n «« *■ Pa«l Book and Stationery com
"Dr. Nikola," by Guy Bocthby, takes
up the fortunes of a character who
i will be remembered by readers of "A
| Bid for Fortune." The book tells why
Dr. Nikola wanted the little Chinese
j stick and what he did it. The
; story is one of much interest and Im
probability, and includes all sorts of
weird adventures in the interior of
China and Thibet, but it is hardly as
good a book as its predecessor, which
moved with a dash that took away
the reader's breath. "Dr. Nikola"
drags a little at odd moments, and
the .author's invention occasionally
shows near exhaustion, but, neverthe
less, the story is good of its kind.
("Dr. Nikola," by Guy Boothby. New York
D. Appleton & Co. 50 cents. For sale by
the St. Paul Book and Stationery company.)
"The Flaw in the Marble" is the
story of an artist who admired a
beautiful actress. There is nothing
strikingly unusual about this situation,
but the author has differentiated hte
sculptor and actress with great care
from others of their guilds in Paris,
and the little romance he has woven
about them is carefully written, in
which respect it Is very much superior
to the average tale of artist life in the
("The Flaw In the Marble." New York.
The F. A. Stokes company. 75 cente. For
sale by the St. fttul Boo* and SWtloToery^
company.) —Cornelia Atwood Pratt.
THE SAINT PAUL GJ.OBE: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1896.
LABOR DAY IS fIEXT
TOMOnROW WILL BE THE THIRD
OBSERVANCE AS A NATIONAL
ITS ORIGIN AND MEANING.
MEN WHO TOOK AN ACTIVE PART
IN FOUNDING THE FES
LABOR LEGIONS MAY REJOICE.
Grand H.'suhs of Ninety Years off
Co-operative Effort— Laws Thut
The 7th of September, Labor day, is
at hand, but there is no need to herald
it. Though it is only in its third year
of existence as a national holiday, its
place in the progress of events is firm
ly fixed, and its coming is anticipated
by Americans of all sorts and condi
tions with a lively sense of interest
and pleasure. No day in the calendar
has more pleasant assignments, and
no holiday of the year ife so distinctly
characterized by the decorous aban
don of merrymaking and recreation.
But to the toiling masses of man
kind, whose necessity gave it birth, it
has a deeper significance. To these it
Is more than a period of relaxation and
rational indulgence. It is a time for
mutual encouragement in the struggle
for the extension of labor's rights, a
time for congratulation upon victories
achieved and for the dissemination of
hope for the future. Above all. the
day is cherished by the workingman
as a recognition of his advancement—
the signet of his power as a factor in
the grand scheme of republican gov
The first celebration of the day oc
curred in New York in 1882. During
the session of the general assembly of
the Knights of Labor, which occurred
in New York in the fall of that year,
it was proposed by P. J. McGuire, the
well known labor leader, that all the
labor organizations of the city turn
out and parade the streets so as to
make a showing of their strength. The
suggestion was acted upon, but appar-
P. J. M'GUIP.E.
ently not with a great deal of unanim
ity or enthusiasm, for, though there
were numerous unions at hand, there
were many? that were not well repre
sented, and it is said that some had
none of their members in line. How
ever, there were enough to mightily
gladden the hearts of the leaders, ?and
the affair was voted an entire success.
Furthermore, a great many of the
working people and the public general
ly were attracted by the parade; hence
work in the various shops and stores
and upon unfinished buildings and in
the factories was left temporarily to
take care of itself. And so, without
knowing it, the paraders and their
patrons were laying the foundations
for the great legal holiday which is
now observed from one end of the
Union to the other.
The original demonstration occurred
on the first Monday of September, and
thus was established a custom which
has since been adhered to by nearly
all the states. Florida's celebration
occurs later in the month. In Califor
nia Labor day comes in October, and
Louisiana celebrates in November. In
Mississippi and Arkansas there are no
statutory holidays, the workingmen
celebrating at times optional with
From, the time of the first parade
the question of adopting a Labor day
for New York was agitated cease
lessly, but it was not until 1887 that a
bill providing for such a holiday was
introduced in the state assembly. Al
though this was the pioneer move In
the matter of legalizing the freedom
of the day, it was the far Western
state of Oregon that got the lead in
the actual enactment of the provision.
New York followed immediately; then
came Colorado, New Jersey, Pennsyl
vania and the others until almost all
the states had thus done homage to
one of the essential elements of our
When this had been accomplished,
there began to be talk of a national
enactment to add to the prestige of
JOHN J. O'NEILL.
Labor day the dignity of governmental
sanction. The idea at last took form
and became a bill, which Hon. Amos
J. Cummings, of New York, presented
in the national house of representatives
Sept. 6, 1893. A bill of the same sort
had been introduced in the United
States senate Aug. 28, 1893, by Senator
Kyle, of South Dakota. There was
no great opposition to either bill, but
somehow consideration of them went
over until the following summer, when,
through the instrumentality of Con
gressman John J. O'Neill, then chair
man of the committee on labor, it
was again brought to the attention of
the house of representatives, and on
June 26, 1894, the bill was passed. On
the same day the senate indorsed the
action of the lower house. Two days
later the bill was signed by the pres
ident and became a law of the land.
THE OBJECT OF ITS ESTAB
The object of the formal establish-
ment of this holiday was primarily to I
advance the interests of the working
elapses, to niak? their day an Ameri- !
can institution and secure for their ef- !
forts at sett-be%terment the indorse- j
ment of the general public. The popu- i
larity of the labor holiday has engen- I
dei'ed enthusiasm among the tolling
millions and pmir«ed them on to acts
of dignified prltea and self-assertion |
that have brajjjghjr about results that i
have redoundfd greatly to their com
fort and advEßifegi.
The thousOT»fls''af assemblies and
reunions that will be represented In |
the pageants #£ this great fall holiday
excite all the nYore wonder and admi
ration when J| to considered that they
are the outgrrqvwt^i of only ninety years
of unionism, ri 'seems almost beyond
belief that the *entire American con
tinent at the beginning of this century
consisted of dozen or more New
England tail«s who, in 1806, banded
themselves to© ther for mutual pro
tection, but sue i was the case. Fur
thermore, the ; mancipation of labor,
even now far- mm complete, was of
particularly sl^ growth in those early
years. Indeed,^ lere seems to be ample
ground for be] eying that from the
time the toilers organized, there was a
period of about thirteen years In which
SENATOR J. H. KTLE.
the cause of labor made little or no
Following this period of inactivity,
in 1819 the hatters, who had com
menced to feet Ithe need of combined
effort in the iniejrest of the wage earn
ers, organized^ a. union and formu
lated plans forshe betterment of their
Then in 182$|the shipwrights and
calkers along jt&e Atlantic seaboard,
feeling that tft&r were being insuffi
ciently re'mbuhfed for their labor,
banded themselves together and made
demand for better pay. Although with
much reluctance, their employers at
this time acceded to their requests.
The organization was kept up there
after, and the calkers have often had
reason to congratulate themselves upon
their farsightedness, for the injustices
of which theyi.Jlrst complained were
many times rep|ated and as often ef
fectively overcome by the seamen's
staunch fidelity* to the co-operative
system they hag founded.
In 1831 the printers recognized the
advantages derived from unionism
and organized a body of their own,
which is the ancestor of the great
typographical organization which holds
such a prominent place in the labor
THE BEGINNING OF THE STRIKES
The active protests of labor against
the methods of the employing class
began very early in the nineteenth
century. Strange to say, one of the
most important" of the early strikes
was brought a&jut by girl operatives
in certain New factories. Bet
ter air and berar facilities for plying
their trade wer&mong the things de
manded. The records of the time: show
that the strik^lseaused an investiga
tion, with the fctteult that the protest
was discovered to be well founded, and
the demands were acceded to.
The various strikes that have oc
curred since that time have produced
various results. They have not always
AMOS J. CUMMINGS.
been successfultAut the net result of
all labor agitatibl up to date is a large
balance of b'efgit to the industrial
classes. One or lthe greatest victories
of labor was t§§ abolishment of im
prisonment for dgbt. The undue power
of a creditor tojcontrol or take away
the liberties of a' debtor constituted a
serious menace *to the general hap
piness and prosperity of the people,
and it was largely due to the influence
of organized labor that this dangerous
abuse of privilege was cut short.
The greatest and most thoroughly !
appreciated achievement of organized !
labor has been the reduction of the \
hours of labor. There was a time when |
14 or 15 hours of labor constituted a |
day's work. Worse, still, this moral !
and physical imposition was for a '
long time suffered without remon
strdhce or even serious resentment. It
may also be said, too, in justice to the
employers of that day that they them
selves hardly realized what unwarrant
ed inroads upon the health and the
Uves. of the overworked operatives
these long terms of unremitting toil
were, making. But when unions began
to spring up here and there and little
clusters of bent Ttorkmen took to talk-
Ing over the sa.(k situation, something
came' of the talk. Out of the chaos
of speculation, pjcotest and suggestion
came determination and the plan for a j
great crusade &afinjt lo^ng hours. The
struggle has b|e« Jard and long and
is not even yet Ttrftsned, b\it the 14 hour
dRy was reduc^J f"Q»fi 12 hour day, and
that was cut Bo*l' to a? 10 hour day,
and in many states', workingmen have
secured a stilfejroora reasonable work
ing day of eignt 'Hours.
Besides these specific benefits which
organized laboj^ b^aswworked out for It
self are, other vandjlarger advantages
which have acqraeflto it by reason of
the sturdy, comfervlrtlve attitude which
labor has taken, and which, it is safe
to say, it will tal ways hold. Reference
is had to the tac-^rds of arbitration
which an now in" successful operation
in many of our states and the estab
lishment of l#>fi£* bureaus in 33 of
them.- The vapr^fP these institutions
is very great not*bnly to the working
man, but to the general public. The
settlement of differences by boards of
arbitration is a latter day miracle of
good sense, safety and economy. The
policy of arbitration rests upon the
broadest principles of humanity and
logic, and, though not always easy of
application and enforcement, it is an
.expedient which Is now invariably
offered before rigorous -measures are
CONGRESS PASSES THE BILL.
The most important official recogni
I ..COUCHES AND ROCKERS?. I
glg| This week we intend to give the patrons of the Palace and as many as wish to avail themselves of I§3
Mgg? this grand opportunity a chance to seeurfc a Couch or Rocker at one-hall of its regular price. Here are *
CasTs lew samples: tr^zzX
S^j Parlor Rockers -This P^ S tti^Sk "^ *° "" at Wf.
MS? Rooker is made of solid oak 1^ piK.e tnis week S j 50 figg?
SS? Binf* -^'o7 h Br S ocat celle elle U „ Damask Couche.-.Tust like cut, fringed _ ' * l f eßt and most «°^P»«te "•>• of Parlor
f^B seat I al-ioe nrii-o all arolmd ' B P rln « seat and edge. Palace Goods hi the Northwest. Call and be con 'feS^C
£2<M hl^rngseai prico, prlce whlie they last . .86.00 vinced I&PQ
Jiint received a car of 20 only at this price.
Rockers this week. If you V^>f
forget tlio Palace this week. /gffk H _m_ jg^ Fu Tfl 1 1 iJ l*fi fl fl H
A little money down, tho illC f^@. E^S^^^L^ C/3.Vt)^t Co tieS^.
balance monthly or weekly, ■•■. v— . '^t^* |^^v <9 \S2«2
2p^^Jß to suit yon Your Credit )s _. . r<3S*
Oood 22 and 24 East Seventh Street. |§g
tie a of the achievements and the de
serts of organized labor was found
in the establishment of the United
States department of labor in 1885 and
the appointment of a commissioner of
labor to look after the interests of
this great and growing section of so
ciety. The value of such a depart
irent in the capital of the nation is
well nigh incalculable, and the data
secured by the commissioner are of
constant use to the leaders of the toil
ing hosts who are working to build
up and expand their prestige and their
The state bureaus act as excellent
auxiliaries to the labor department at
Washington. The oldest of these is the
bureau of statistics of labor, estab
lished at Boston in 1869. This pioneer
institution has been managed with ex
traordinary ability ever since its cre
ation, and its value to the world of
labor is hard to estimate. The next
state to fall in line was Pennsylvania.
The organization took place in 1872, and
the name bureau of industrial statistics
was applied to the department. In
the following year Connecticut, recog
nizing the need of such a department,
instituted a bureau of labor statistics
and appointed a commissioner, who
found plenty of work to do.
Among the latest of the united com
monwealths to establish these impor
tant branches of official inquiry and
regulation were Montana and New
Hampshire. Departments were es
tablished by them in 1893, the Montana
institution being called the bureau of
agriculture, labor and industry, while
New Hampshire was satisfied with the
plain title bureau of labor.
The laws beneficial to the laboring
classes that have been framed and
enacted at the instigation of repre
sentatives of the labor ■ organizations
are many and their existence is greatly
to labor's credit. Employers had -for
a time a system of blacklisting which
effectually prevented a discharged em
ploye from obtaining employment else
where. This manifestly unjust arrange
ment was hotly combated by the in
fluential representatives of unionism,
and with such success that nine of the
states and territories passed laws which
constructively prohibit blacklisting, and
13 created statutes which prohibit it in
Another of labor's legislative victories
has place in the statute books of eight
states. It being considered that em
ployers overstepped their authority in
exacting from employee agreements not
to Join or become members of any labor
organization, an agitation of the sub
ject was begun by labor representatives
in several states. As a result Califor
nia, Idaho, Indiana, Massachusetts,
Missouri, New Jersey, New York and
Ohio, passed laws rendering it unlawful
for any employer to exact such an
agreement, either written or verbal, as
a condition of employment.
LABOR DAY AN INSPIRATION.
The significant thing in relation to
labor's successes is the fact that the
greater part of them have been ac
complished since the first celebhation
of Labor day in 1882. This is not to
say that much of the groundwork of
the present industrial prosperity was
not laid many years prior to that time,
but it is an easy inference that the
establishment of labor's independence
day furnished the spark of inspiration
that fired the tinder whose prepara
tion had been the tedious work of pre
The present amplified method of cele
brating this annual holiday is a great
improvement upon the original plan of
its observance. At first it was the in
tention merely to attract a gathering
by means of a parade, so that the
leaders might address the people upon
the necessity and advantage of co
operative effort. The idea was quite
successfully carried out — so much so
that the large numbers of workingmen
and their families who came together
formed a throng too unwieldy to be
bestowed in any edifice and too large
to be allowed to remain an incum
brance to passage in the streets. So
it became necessary, in the larger cities
especially, to take adjournment to
some pasture or open grove where
there was elbow room for a 11 .... The
necessity for creature comforts caused
the participants in the parade to pro-"
vide their families with luncheon,
which, being transported to the meet
ing ground and there disposed of, gave
the assemblage the character of a pic
nic. Soon it became the custom to in
dulge in games and other recreations
after the speechmaking was over, and
thus by little and little the sporting
feature grew prominent and the pres
ent day of regattas, races, athletic con
tests, excursions and all the other
thousand kinds of amusements came
A health to Labor day and all it
represents! The calendar has no
brighter spot. It commemorates the
past, enlivens the present and illumes
the future— it is a noble monument.
— Walter J. Davis.
ASSEMBLY HALLS BIXLETIX.
Meeting" to Be Held by Organized
Labor This Week,
Typographical Union No. 30 Today
Typographla No. 13 (10 a. m.) Today
Hack and Cab Drivers' Union Today
Socialist Labor Party (2:30) Today
A. R. U. No. 214 Monday
Tailors' Union.... Monday
Coopers' Union Tuesday
Plumbers' Union Tuesday
Retail Clerks' Union Wednesday
Cigarmakers' Union Thursday
Bricklayers' Union Thursday
Trades and Labor Assembly Friday
Iron Molders' Union ..Saturday
Bakers' Union Saturday
Brewery Workers' Union Saturday
If the weather Is line tomorrow the
parade to be given by the organized
workingmen of St. Paul will equal, if
It does not surpass those given in
former years. Although when first
suggested a large number failed to
take much Interest in the matter, for
the past two weeks the members of the
different unions have manifested great
enthusiasm, and the indications now
are that the parade will be a success.
The ball game at White Bear lake
between nines managed by Frank Pam
pusch and William Mathe3on will be
called promptly at 2 o'clock. The pres
entation of the two sides to the finan
cial question by L. G. Powers and
Sidney M. Owen will be opened by the
former at 3 o'clock sharp. Dancing will
be indulged in at Ramaley's pavilion
both afternoon and evening. Trains
will leave the union depot at 12:10,
12:30, 1:15, 1:45, 2:30 and 3 p. m. Re
turning to St. Paul from Lake Shore,
trains will leave at 6:10, 7:30, 8:15, 9:45,
11:15 and 11:30.
The following Is the order of parade: The
parade will leave Rice park at 9 o'clock sharp:
Platoon of Police.
Chief Marshal— T. F. Thomas.
Aids— C. H. Bonn, E. O'Connor.
Marshal— Louis Nash.
Stein's Union Band.
West Side Turnverein.
Trades and Labor Assembly.
(Marshal, F. B. Hoffman.)
Speakers in Carriages.
Hack and Cab Drivers' Union With Carriages
Containing Members of Bindery Girls'
Union No. 40. "
(Marshal, C. J. Allen.)
Carpenters' Union No. 87.
(Marshal, J. L. Hughes.)
Journeymen Horseshoers' Union.
(Marshal, O. Oleson).
Theatrical Stage Employes' Union.
(Marshal, Frank Pampusch).
Pressfeeders' Union No. 9.
(Marshal, C. A. Rinke).
Web Press Helpers' Union No. 2.
(Marshal, Qeorge Yould.)
Pressmen's Union No. 29.
(Marshal T. Yould).
Btereotypers' Union No. 16.
(Marshal, E. A. Oakey.)
German Typographia No. 13.
(Marshal, John Klaus.)
Bookbinders' Union No. 37.
(Marshal. F. T. Keegan).
Typographical Union No. 30.
(Marshal, G. W. Deacon.)
Marshal— F. G. Doyle.
Bakers' Union No. 21.
Bricklayers' Benevolent Union No. L
(Marshal, Oscar Berger.)
Clgarmakers' Union No. 98.
(Marshal, J. Scharffbillig.)
Iron Molders' Union No. 232.
(Marshal, G. W. Pippy.)
Tin, Sheet Iron and Cornice Workers' Union
Journeyman Plumbers' Union.
(Marshal, C. F. Doyle.)
Brewery Workers' Union No. 97.
(Marshal. Chas. Krucky.)
Coopers' Union No. 61.
(Marshal, C. Fisher.)
Retail Clerks' Union No. 3.
(Marshal, E. Seymour.)
Barbers' Union No. 31.
(Marshal. Chas. Plonske.)
Prof. Smith in Highland Costume With Bag
Harnessmakers' Union No. 6.
(Marshal, G. N. Gies.)
LINE OF MARCH.
From Rice park to Fort street, on Fort
street to Seven corners, on Third street to
Sibley street, on Sibley street to Fifth street,
on Fifth street to Wacouta street, on Wa
couta street to Sixth street, on Sixth
street to Sibley street, on Sibley street
to Seventh street, on Seventh street to Robert
street, on Robert street to Sixth street, on
Sixth street to St. Peter street, on St. Peter
street to Bridge square.
FORMATION OF PARADE.
The first division will form on Washington,
right resting on Fifth.
The second division will form on Fifth, right
resting on Washington.
The third division will form on Market,
right resting on Fifth.
The fourth division will form on Fifth, right
resting on Market.
The fifth division will form on St. Peter,
right resting on Fifth.
LIST OF SPORTS AND PRIZES.
The folowlng will take place at the ball
park. White Bear, commencing with the
base ball game at 2 p. m. Louis Nash will
act as starter. There are twenty events: •
Hop, skip and jump (for Turners only)—
First prize, $5 worth of merchandise; second
prize, dozen handkerchiefs; third prize, sub
scription to Volkzeitung.
One hundred yards race (members of the
garment workers' union and bindery girls'
unions only) — First prize, glass water set
with tray; second prize, pin cushion; third
One hundred yards dash (union men only)
—First prize, hat; second prize, two bottles
imported wine; third prize, tie.
Kuunmg long jump (open)— First prize, case
wine; second prize. Summit ghirt; third
prize, box cigars.
Pie-eating contest (boys under sixteen)—
First prize, ball and bat; second prize, bunch
Potato race (union men only)— First prize.
sack flour; second .prize, case claret; third
Girl*' race (under fourteen) — First prize,
hair brush; second prize, box candy; third
prize, box chocolates.
One hundred-yard dash (Turners)— First
prize, briar pipe in case; second prize, sack
flour; third prise, sack oats.
Potato race (wlvea of union men) — First
prize, sack flour: second prize, baking powd
er; third prize, dozen quarts maple syrup.
Three-legged race (open)— First prize, two
boxes cigars; second prize, dejnljohn Hoff
man House rye.
Wheelbarrow race (union men only) — First
prize, beer mug and suspenders; second
prize, gallon port. wine.
Boys' Race (under sixteen)— First prize, um
brella; second prize, box candy; third prize,
Ladies' Race (union members only)— First
prize package tea; second prize, half-dozen
spoons; third prize, pocketbook.
Running Long Jump (openi — First prise,
silk umbrella; second prize, cane.
- Base Ball Game (Pampusch team vs. Mathe
son team)— Prize, ease wine.
Potato Throwing (wire* ©t untea men)— First
prize, sack flour; second prize, belt; third
prize, donated; fourth prize, fan holder.
Standing. Long Jump (open)— First prize, port
wine; second prize, shoe set-
Consolation Race (for ladles not winning
a prize)— First prize, tie; second prize, Jap
anese screen; third prize, cloak holder.
Bicycle Race— First prize, $4.50 sweaters
There will be second, third and fourth prizes.
Final arrangmeents for tomorrow's demon
stration were completed by the pressfeeders
and job pressmens' union Thursday evening-.
The members will meet at the hall at. 8:30 in
the morning, from whence they will march,
to their position in the parade. C. A.
Rinke was elected marshal, Ed. Furnell hay*
ing resigned. One member was initiated.
The attendance was very good notwithstand
ing G. A. R. attractions.
George Saults, formerly an active member
of Typograhical Union No. 30, but now resi
dent in Winnipeg, Man., was in the city th«
past week, taking in the parades, etc.
The Trades and Labor assembly will hold]
its first session for the month Friday even
ing. Considerable business will come up for
A meeting of the representatives of the dif
ferent brotherhoods was held in Indianapolis
last Sunday to consider the advisability of a
federation among the brotherhoods. Thera
were present P. M. Arthur, grand chief of
the B. of L. E.: P. H. Morrissev, grand
master of B. of R. T.; Frank P." Sargent
grand master of the B. of I. F. ; E. E. Clark,
chief conductor of the O. of R. C. : J. R.
T. Auston, grand secretary and treasurer oi
the Order of Railway Telegraphers: G. W. L«
Brown, deputy grand chief of the same order
and other prominent railroad organizers The
result of the meeting was the adoption of the
"That is is the sense of the members oT"the
five brotherhoods of railroad organizations in
union meeting at Indianapolis assembled that
we are in favor of federation and that it be
accomplished as soon as possible."
Grand Chief Arthur says that he flndy-thtf
sentiment in favor of such federation rapidly
growing throughout the country, and he looks
upon it as probably but a question of >im«
until it is carried into effect. When j£ i»
neither of the existing brotherhoods -wlljSosS
its autonomy. ?£
Another open meeting was held bv^Vha
tailors union Monday evening. Addresses
were made by E. S. Christopheraon.yind
others, the result being a large number of
new members. i
The committee of arrangements for ths" tea
cream festival and social hop of the garment
workers union to be given on Thuiiiay
fn V g en !or g> the P eve 7 nt. iS " wotk r -
Black shirts and aprons and 'dark-eolßired
caps were decided upon ac the suits taUe
worn in the parade by the members of the
ST U^ iOn ¥ the speclal meeting last
Sunday Those falling to turn out will be
assessed $2 each. All members are expected
to meet at Assembly hall at 8:30 sharp to
morrow morning. Thirty or more will take
The executive board of the pressfeeders'
Th.r- met at , Assem °ly halls Sunday last.
Ther was considerable business transacted"
-t 1 ?® pIU K mb t rß ,', Unlon held a B P eclal meeting
wA sly5 ly , haJls J a3t Sun<J ay- Arrangements
were made for the parade tomorrow Prob
ably seventy-five will take part in the parade,
wf "«• y l* wIU . act M mar Bhal. As the
ia Y » 7a t e f K e f Sl £ n from 2 tIH 5 o>clo <* "
is a 16 to 1 bet that these hours were not
wholly given up to the Labor day festivities.
* m m^f " are "Quoted to meet at As
sembly halls at 8:30 sharp tomorrow.
Geo. W. Pippy was elected marshal at the
special meeting of the iron molders 1 union
on Sunday. Sept. 30. Sharp 8:30 is the time
set for meeting at Assembly halls tomorrow
morning. One hundred and fifty members will
take part in the parade.
D. S. Helmerdinger, of New Yerk gen
eral organizer for the American Federation
of Labor, is in the city. He will remain here
a couple of weeks and will agitate the use of
all union labels.
The bricklayers' union talked Labor day
parade and picnic at their meeting Thursday
rou«M: ' bUSIneSS Was l * e re «« 1 »
pri° h ,r n . EU1 l tt - <MC - secr «t»ry of the bricklay
ers union has returned from Madison. Wls
months working for the past two
rJ\ c w a 5 e Lf nd agitation committees will
5E*£WSrS^ All members ar *
th^pSrTorrro^xr 11 & b h e a s
and cab drivers union were unable to furnish
a sufficient number of hacks to Mcomm£
date all those who desired to turn ouT^e
sar^rS^s tha ' : " -"
,J!? € members of the bookbinders' union are
requested to meet in front of the W>st Puh!
it ifto C r Pa 7 bulldlD B. West ThVrd street
?L w J I tomorrow morning. The nieet
t« g m uf evening was entirely devoted
Seme arrangements for the parade and
♦ A ; J * .^""ams, president of the Tenth dis
trict, allied crafts, of Fargo, N. D was in
the city during the past week. He Tame
down to witness the G. A. R. parade.
The nine selected by Frank Pampusch to
battle for supremacy at White Bear tomorrow
with one selected by William • Matheson is as
follows: M\ McHugh. c. ; George Reiohow
p.; Frank Pampusch, Ist base; Charles Pom^
plun, 2d base; Bert Finnegan, s. s. • Frank
McCullough, 3d base; William McDonald 1
f . ; M. Mostert, c. f . ; Charles Grant, r. ' f •
Joseph Meyer, A. Kirchoff, extras. William
Matheson's nine is composed of the following
star players: J. C. Benson, c. ; 8. Gardner
p.; J. McCarthy. Ist base; D. Moore 2d baae :
T. Lynch, 3d base; William Matheson, r. f.-
J. -Mack, 1. t; J. J. Holly, c. f.; J. Newby, s-s.
George B. Leonard, of Minneapolis, ad
dressed an enthusiastic audience before &
meeting of the Socialist Labor party last
Sunday. Dr. A. Hlrshfleld will speak today
on the issues of the campaign. Francis H.
Clark, the People's party candidate for con
gress in this district, is to be challenged to
a«debate with Daniel De Leon, of New York,
formerly a professor in Columbia college.
The subject will be, "Will Free and Un
limited Coinage of Silver Benefit the Amer
ican, Workingman?" Prof. De Leon will be
in the Twin Cities Sept. 17 to 21 inclusive.
The carpenters were more Interested in the
O. A. R. boys and the bicycliste Tuesday
evening than in business transactions per
taining to their trade. Only a short session
wjl» beld and the regular routine performed.
The harnessmakers' union, finished arrange
ments for the parade on Labor day ' Tuesday
evening and then adjourned to. Uke 2a the IV
lumfnattoft- «m Sixth streeC