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BOOHS Of THE HOUR
CARL.BTOJTS "TRAITS AAD STO
RIES OF THE IRISH PEAS
MARION GRAWFORD'S LATEST.
*W. V., HER BOOK." A DEILGHTFTL
TRIBITE TO A » 'HARMING
iIATTHE'WS* "ASPECT OF FICTION."
••Jewish Life in the MlcMle A#ea"—
"Inder Two Flrrs" — "Teenm.
■eh's Youujg BrtiTps' l
"W. V., Her Book" is one of those
requisite tributes paid by a fond father
to a charming child which seem to be
taking root as a form of literature in
our language. There is a touch of
Gallic sentiment about them, but in
sincerity and tenderness they are
wholly of our race. Mr. Canton's little
book naturally suggests comparison
with Mr. Crockett's "Sweetheart Trav
elers." Mr. Crockett is as devoted a
father doubtless, but not as subtle a
literary artist, and the arrow of his
phrase hits the mark of his emotion less
often. W. V's book is made up of
prose and verse by turns and the
MRS. HERBERT D. W VXD.
chronicles of her small life as told In
rhyme are If possible more felicitous
than the interludes in prase. But a
specimen or two will be worth a dozen !
descriptions of the kind of thing Mr. !
Canton does so delicately and well.
•'Beside tfco water and the crumbs
She 1,~4 hw littie birds of clay,
For, 'when some other sparrow comes
Perhaps they'll fly away.'
**Ah, golden draam. to clothe with wings
A heart or springing joy; to know
Two lives, i' the .happy sum of things
To her their blias will owe!
"Day dawned; they tad not taken flight:
Tho' playmates caU«d from boreh and tree.
She sighed: - I hardly thought they might;
Well, God's more clever 'nme:* f
**As the brook caught the blossoms ehe cast, i
Such a wonder gazed out from her face.
Why, the water was all running past,
Yet the brook never budged from its place.
**Oh, the magic of what was so clear! • I
I explained. And enlightened her? Nay —
•Why, but, father, I couldn't stay here
I* I always was running away!" "
To the little book of W. V. ia subject
ed a collection of various verses in
spired by other subjects than the
■writer's little daughter. Aa a poet Mr,
Canton's merit is uneven, but always j
his verse shows sympathy, insight and
a certain rare delicacy. At its best, It |
Is absolutely satisfactory as this little
poem will serve to show:
"I met a wall i' the hills at close of day.
He begged an alms ; I thought to .say him nay. j
What was ho? 'Sir. a little dußt.' Raid he,
'Which life blows up and down, and death !
"I gave, for love of beast and hill and tree.
And all the dust that has been and shall ba." j
("W. V., Her Book," by William Canton. !
New York. Stone & Klinball. 51. 25. For sale
by the St. Paul Book and Stationery Coin- i
The Macmtlian Company issue iv
four handsome volumes "Traits and •
Stories of the Irish Peasantry," l>y
William Qarleion, who is, perhaps, best
known to the public as the author of
"Willy Reilly and His Dear Colleen
Pawn," a book which has passed
through some fifty editions, but is con
sidered by the critics inferior in reality
and woi4uaanship to much of his other
work. His "Trails and Stories" is a
collection cef historical value, throwing
as it does a search-light upon the Irrfui
character aad Irish life of a vanished
day. The Iri»h peasant of the old
school abounds in these pages, with
his faction fights, his wakes, his pipers, ;
his native Gaelic. Of peaaaarc extrao- .
tlon himself, and living £or the first i
thirty years of his life in that environ- '
jr.ent exclusively, Carleten's opportun
ity for acquiring a knowledge of his
subject was unequalled. To a certain t
extent, however, he lacks the point of
view which a different training would !
have given him. His face, as depicted !
in the frontispiece, is strong, shrewd, j
humorous, and typically Irish. His i
personality is said to have been as
winning as his face. He was in his j
youth an athlete, a dancer, a fighter
end an. all-around good fellow. In the
work of his maturity he drew almost i
exclusively upon the experiences and i
recollections of his early life. When !
fee relied upon his imagination, hia !
work v.as comparatively poor arid !
weak. He has been called Ireland's i
Burns and its Walter Scott by turns, !
but p.a a matter of fact he never rosy i
to the point of generalizing, or saw tite
ptoriea which he told in their relation
to the whole of life. He was not a
great writer, but an accurate, aaid
amusing one Instead. Many of ha« I
etories deal with Celtic teg^iife ar,d
fairy-tales which he had an especial
aptitude for rcprodueing in a pic
turesque and vivid maaiser. Hie vn;u?
as a writer, however, is not to the
modern reader of tales, but to the s;u
dent of social life and history to whom
his collected works wfll titoastitute a i
valuable and entertaining eacyclo- I
paedia of info«rraat4«n regraxebtag Yn?»h
Dfe and bhamcter during the first forty ;
years of our wrrtrrry.
(■Traits and Stories," by William ("■.iri*
ton. New York. Macmilian & Co. -i vols.
Si. For sale by tie St, Pawl Bwok and SU- !
Of the highest criticism, cur current j
.literature has very little. Except only
Mr. Henry James' volumes of "Partial
Portraits" and his studies of the
French poets and novelists, we can re
call no critical work by a living Amer
ican writer which in justness of per
ception, patience, open-mindedness and
minute study of the subject under con
sideration, approaches the Gallic stan
dards of criticism. Lowell's work in
this sort belongs already to the past.
Of the writers of this generation who
have devoted any appreciable, amount
of their time to critical work, Mr. How
ells is too limited and too bigoted to be
a trustworthy guide. There remains
Brander Matthews whose latest volume
"Aspects of Fiction and Other Ventures
In Criticism" is before us. The volume
contains the admirable lecture upwn
"American Literature" delivered before
the National Educational As*sociati»n
last July, and a number of slighter
essays on a wide range of sobjets. As
an essayist Prof. Matthews is always
pleasing. He has a generous fund of
common sense to draw upon and his
attitude is sure to be sane, genial and
wholesome. Also he is arways dear
and direct. Of the minor graces and
clevernesses of style which abound in
his own work in fiction, he is for some
reason more sparing in his critical ef
forts. It may be that criticism un
adorned is adorned the most, but, cer
tainly, the reader would appreciate the
presence of those felicities of phrase
which Prof. Matthews can command at
The essays are by no means exhaus
tive, a fact which is due to the de
mands of the American magazines to
which these papers were chiefly con
tributed. The m«gazine-reader Ik a per
son of leisure as compared to the de
vourer of newspapers, but even the
former has not time enough apparently
■to enjoy minute and exhaustive criti
cism. In "Two Studies of the South,"
Prof. Matthews considers the Old South
as depicted by Thomas Nelson Page,
and by Prof. Trent in his biography of
William Gilmour Simms, and reaches
the conclusion that It was the ex
istence of slavery and the feudal ideas
which kept the talent of the "Old
South" out of the channels of litera
ture. "With the depasture of feudal
ideas came the ability to see that life
as it is— the every- day existence of the
pain people— is the stuff of which lit
erature is made." "The Penalty of
Humor" is jl bit of special pisudrng for
the recognition of the merits of Mark
Twam as a novelist apart from his rep
utation as a "funny man." "On Pleas
ing the Taste of the Public" is an able
demonstration of the fact that the
public is diverse and contains a hun
dred audiences. "Two Scotchmen of
Letters" is an appreciation of Lane
and Stevenson. "The Gift of Story-
Telling" is a study of that singular
faculty which can exist independently
or any other literary power "Cerv
antes, Zola, Kipling & Co." is a short
study of the progress made in the art
of romantic fiction, especially the ad
venture story. Other essays in the
volume deal with Coppee, Halevy and
Cnaries Dudley Warner as writers of
('Aspect of Fiction and Other Ventures in
Criticism " by Brands Matthews. N*w TorK ■
Harper & Bros. $LSO. Per sale by the St!
Paul 800 and Stationery company!)
The recent movement of -the Jews to
ward Palestine has recalled interest to
the always important phenomenon of
the preservation of the Jews as a sep
arate people through so many centu
ries of unorganic life. It has been suf
ficiently noted that the Ghetto, or sep
arate quarter for the Jews in the vari
ous cities of Europe, where they made
homes, is largely responsible for the
staying of disintegrating influences.
me Jew has been preserved by hate
If Zangwill has Idealized for us the
Me in the G-hetto, and has made m
feel its nobleness, as well as know
its squalor, a further study from a his
torical point of view will aid his lit
2 PiC^ re - R F- Israel Abrahams
has done this work in his "Jewish I If*
in the Middle Ages." He sho^ThSJthl
synagogue became the center of this
life of -enforced separation, and how
the rabbinical law was abl~ to grow
in power- by its appropriate" and nar
row field m the Jewry. He points out
also that many of the modern aspira
tions of communism were made a ne
cessrty to the Jews from th-e eleveirli
to the fifteenth centuries. "evcntli
Touching the modern moveiaeMt for a
new Hebrew nation, with headquarters
at Jerpsaiem, Mr. Abraham «,„«, *
discordant note. He points out that
the Ghetto life, by its intend j^e
birth to local developments quite rnrt
needed by a nation. The Jew, ac-ordirJr
to him is not national, but cosmopoli
tan. He wishes to see Judaism deL
t.-.nalized and its spirit live a ff am in
ocal patriotism to the various birth
lands of Israel's sons.
He discusses the social life of his
people, analyzes their morality de
scribes their occupations and insist*
upon their office as intermediary be
tween the culture of the Orient and
the barbarism of the West, so that *h<»
Jew was the forerunner of the renais
sance. The charities of the Ghetto
anticipated many modern ideas of deal
tag with the poor, and may account
for the small number of Hebrew pau
pers. The home life la described fully
and the growth of ritual in the home
increased in power to develop the re
lieio-us habit until it became intolera
ble. and led to the Jewish Lutheran
ism since the eighteenth century. Tin*
book will be useful to tiuroe interested
in the Hebrew urnbieni.
('Jewish Life in the MMdfe Ajtcp •• w
Israel Abrahams. The Mac Milton "' canmar
Now York. $1.50. For sale by the StPaii
i3ook and Stationery company.)
F. Marion Crawford's new novel is
another tale of Italy, and a good, stir
ring, fluent taie it is. It is not, per
haps, in the -anther's best vein through
out, but it is in the vein -+hat is next
to the best. Tt has not tke tragic dig
nity and etiiloal aerlousßesH of "Ca^at
Braecio," nor the iMMtty and thrill of
"Pietro Gfiisteri," but it te Knfficien±iy
Btirrtna: -and eraiscntry readable. In
point of construction it te lean ingenious.
tha2i some of Mr. Crawftwd's oti*er ro
'9Mees, for the £r»t volume is far iam»
oxeiting- than the aesand. TJie tale
opens Txrtth a scene in which a- heawfiial
and wemrthy girl, Teroniea Serm.
Princess of Aeireale, is sign ing her will.
THE SAINT PAUI, GLOBE: SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1896.
in favor of her aunt and guardian,
L having been driven thereto by the lat
! ter's urgency, on the ground that Ve
ronica might die and her great estates
go to a remote branch of the family.
The reader Immediately scents foul
play in prospect, and hastens with
bated breath through the chapters
which tell how her aunt and uncle hav
ing "borrowed" large sums from Ve
ronica's fortune for the purpose of
' speculation, are at last on the verge of
'< iuin, only to be averted by Veronica's
death or her marriage to hw Hncle-in
law"e brother. It 1b vastly exciting up
; to the poi«* wfcere Veran:it» escfipes tite
• peiaonei cup and assumes control of
1 ber own affaire; after tiiat, it is- merely
aii imtra-ftstlng love Btory, asid Mr.
Crawford should know that asfter in
trigue, poison and insanity, the excite
ment of a love story that does not ran
smoothly is anti-cHroax.
rTasmiaara." by F. Marion Crawford.
New York. The MacMillan company. $2.
For sale by the St. Paul Book and Stationery
"Tecumseh's Young Braves" is the
title of the new volume to the "War of
1812" series by Everett T. TonalinwMi.
j The book takes up the story of the
Creek war, and brings its yomng read
ers into a closer knowledge of one af
the broadest of histortsad Indian char
characters. The lesson of the story is
wholesome and it contains incident aad
adventmie enough to satisfy the nwwt
("Tecuraseh's Yonag Braves," by Everett
T. Tomlin«on. Boston. Lee & Shepard.
Lippiucott's tesue, a holiday edition
of "Under Two Flags" in two hand
sonte volumes illustrated by J. Mont
bard. The book Is a generation old,
but it is and has always been deserved
ly a favorite among "Ouida's" readers.
It has more life, fire, excitement, action
than many a more recent bock which
has acquired renown because of these
qualities, and it also possesses fewer
of the objectionable characteristics to
be found in the works of this author,
than most of her other novels. On the
whole it deserves its elaborate new
("Under Two Flags," by "Onida." J. B.
LJppincoit company. Philadelphia. $3.)
That clever literary raconteur. "Droch,"
who in private life is Rofeert Bridges, has
Joined tie writers who are flocking In such
numbers to the Ladies' Home Journal.
"Droch" commences in the December issue
of that magazine a series of "Deoeh's Literary
Talks." which wiil hereafter be a regular
editorial feature of the Jottraal. Sir. Bridge*
will aim his work more directly at girls, and
vgsaaip about books rather than review them.
They will be, in short, "literary ta-lks."
The complete novel in the Becemtoer issue
of Upptncotfs Is "The Oiuuie of an Hetreas,"
by Christian Reid. The .scene is in Santo
Bomhigo, a region hitherto unfsnrtUar to ttc
'The Whipping of Uncle Henry" is a tale
of Georgia before the war, in that original
and eSecttve vein witch is peculiar to Will
Sautlne Sfcackteford Coiyar tet!» a Thanks
giving .story of "Two -Old Boys." "How Tim
*ay Sasced the Pteee." by LWdngstaxi B.
Horse, -rseorte a remarkable event in theatri
cal aaxsUE of the hmnsbler sort. "The Evolu
tion of .tie iPeater" is traced from the begin
ning of advertising, by Agnes Garr Sage.
The Orlfctc, of Nov. li, contains an excellent
■account of the dinjter given by the AJdtne
Club &t New York an Nov. 5, in honor of
James M. Barrie and Dr. W. Soteertßoo
Nicoli. Portraits of these two gentlemen ac
company the article, and there Is a picture
of "the cottage m Thrums," Mr. Barrte's old
home in Kirriemuir. A miniature production
of this cottage formed the principal decora
tion of the dinner table. It had been made
by the elder daughter of Alexander W. Dfake,
who had charge of the decorations. As was
fitting, a Scotch tone pervaded the whole
evening, pots of heather and rowan-berries
being ecilpsed only by the pibroch of the offi
cial piper of the St. Andrew's society and the
haggis of the menu.
Kenneth Grahanw, whose "Golden Ag«"
has won the highest praise (including a two
column review by Swtabtirne), appears for
the first time in an American magazine, with
a short story, "The Magic Gift," in the
The Christmas number of Harper's will
contain part third of "The Martian," with
six illujrr.ra.uons from the author's drawings.
I An entertaining article on "President Kru
ger" will be contributed by Poultney Bigelow,
and Dr. William Jacques will describe the
process of obtaining electricity direct from
coal. "W. D. Howells will -give personal recol
lections of the "Autocrat of the Breakfast
table in the article, entitled "Oliver Wendell
Holmes." Two well illustrated papers will
be those entitled "Wild Ducks and Tame De
coys," by Hamblen Sears, and "How the Law
Got Into the Chaparral," by Frederic Rem
ington. In "A Middle English Nativity" John
Corbin will describe miraoie-pUiys performed
by strolling actors, in which the English
drama had its beginning. There will be six
short stories, a "Christmas Oanol," etc. The
number will be bound in an ornamental cover
especially deslgnedin colors, toy Howard Pyle.
On Our Book .Table.
From the St. Paul Book and Stationery
The Macmillan company, "Soldier Stories,"
by Rudyard Kipling. $1.50.
HarDer & Bros. "Alone In China," by
Julian Ralph. %2. '"In the First Person,"
by Maria Louise Pool. $1.25. "Love in the
Backwoods," Langdon Elwyn Mitchell. $1.25.
"Claressa Furiosa," by W. E. Norris. $1.50.
"The Dwarfs Tailor and Other Fairy Tales,"
by Zoe Dana Underbill. $1.25.
Roberts Bros. "Phillip Gilbert Hamerton:
Autobiography and Memoirs." $3. "Juana,"
by 11. De Balzac. $1.50. "The Star Sap- |
phire," by Mabel Collins. $1.50. "Leaves I
From Juliana Horatia Ewing's- Canada
Home." by Bltzabeih S. Tucker. 43.
Houghtou, Mifflin & Co. "Anthors and
Friends," by Annie Fields. $1.50.
From the E. W. Porter oompany:
Houghton, MiSten & Co. Boston. "Letters
of Victor Hugo. $3. "The Country of the
Pointed Firs,' by S. O. Jewett. $1.50.
From the publishers :
H. S. Stone & Co., Chicago. "The Carisema." !
by Lucas Matet. $1.50. "The Land of the •
Castanet." by H. C. Chatfleld-TayloT. $1.50. !
Stone & Kimbail. New York. "The Pup- j
pet," by Clinton Ross. $1.25. "The Sr.artet i
Coßt," by Clinton Rose. $1.25. "Rins ■
O'Ruahas." by Sham F. Bullock. $1.26.
"Janres, or Virtue -Rewarded." $1.50.
J. B. Lippracott Co. Philadelphia. "A
Woman in It," by Rita. 50 cents.
Ladies' Auxiliary, Division No. 40. O. R. C,
hold a card party Thursday evening at thw
residence of Mrs. M. N. Gobs.
The hack and cabmen's union has deefttefl '
to give its annual ball an Monday, Bee. 7, «t
The Retail Clerks' association will give Us j
eisjhth annual ball at Assembly ball on '
i Tinn-stey, Dec. 3. Pt promises to be a htim-
At its last meeting, the boot and shoe
worters' union decided to gi>ve another dasu
tng party on New Tear's eve. Thta month's
event was very successful.
The brewery "worheiß' union, at tbeir reg
ular meeting, last Saturday, appointed a com
mittee to arrange for the union's annual hall,
which will occur on Jan. 2.
The trustees of Assembly hall, at their
meeting Monday evening, decided to give a
dancing party on Wednesday, Dec. 16. It
will be an invitation affair, and the proceeds
will be devoted to the piano and reading
room fund. The members of the garment
workers' union will be in charge of the re
freshments and supper.
Charles De Witt, J. Jared and George Reed
were appointed a committee to make prepara
tions for the hack and cabaea's ball on Dec.
Frank J. Boyie, ex-second vice pres
ident of tbe International Typographi
cal uniem and until recently secretary
of the local pressmen's union, left for
CbieagD during the week where he
■will take up his residence.
The bakers' union met in regular see
sion last Saturday evening, when the
comittee having in charge fche union's
recent ball made a report.
At its meeting Thursday evening, the
garment workers' union considered tlse
practice of the I03&I manufacturing
hooa&es of giving oirt work to be done
at homes. A committee of ministers
was in .attendance.
Mr. BSie&asel Raphael, of New York,
-w*k> ±om been in the Twin Cities for
tte*t past three -weefcs speaking in be
haif of the cigaramfeers' union label,
fe£t Jaat ¥»rh*ay for the Eaat.
ANBBna haij<*s *ri.£Errc*.
Xeetfttoara t« Be HeU toy <*csm«m4
Ulror This Wecdc
BaMermaker3 ..... . . Monday
Trad**, a-wwy/.v .:///;//;//://.::;.. .eSSy
Re*ail clerks. FrtSr
Bakers '.V Z" " "*££&
Maldeia ..!.... Jtea^txy
At the recent annual session of the
American Bar a«roci«tißn beid at «e*a
tdga, N. V., the following resolution
waa .adopted and the current number trf
the American Federation makes the ac
companying interesting comment:
itoeojved, That ttee Ajarrican Bar aeeoei*
n approves the iesgtbattog of tnetructian
In iaw scbools to a pcrtad at tlwee years, and
that it express*? tire hmpe that, as soon as
prcaottn«b*« a rule bhsj- be adopted 1n each
6*a*e which will retire oandidates for ad
™*w»«m to the bar to study law for three
yaa*6 before applying lor examinations
t is j^tan charged that the ©aly orpan
lzattEcn wbieh have aiJtfHed the system of
apjnjentioßsbip are the labor organizations.
Of course th.c bar association does not term
iL '^Efckeniag of instruction in Urn
schools ' as a term of apprenticeship. It
oewaßateß it aa a comse t>t studiss, or stu
dent life. It sounds better. The bar «sbo-
JAMES 11. M'NALLT,
Delegate Pressmen's Union No. 29 to Trades
ciatian has no 'working oard.' It is designat
ed a 'diploma/ because it sounds better. The
bar aagocition is not a trade union. It sails
under a more euphonious title, because it
Adolph Strawer. delegate from the
American Federation of Labor to the
recent British Trade Union congress,
has returned to New York. He re
ports that he was greatly snrprised at
the streaagth of- tEades-tcQionißm in Great
! Britfam. J. W. Sullivan, hte associate,
will vißit France and Geramny before
! The suite supreme court of Utah
1 hae just rendered a-n unanimous opinion
i sustaining the constitutionality of the
i eight-hour law. In -accordance with the
constitution of that sta*e the legislature
enacted a \bw forbidding- the employ
ment »f men in underground wordings
of mines more than eight horns per
day, and making the enforced working
of men for mcrre th*n that time a mis
demeanor punishable by fine.
A Kansas City coirtraurtor, who was
engaged in putting down the gravel
walks around the Kansas state house,
and who worked hte men mere than
eight hours per day has been convicted
of violating the Kaasas eisrht-nonr law
by a jury m the Shawnee district court.
| The nraxirrmm penalty is a fine of $1,000
| and six months in jail. Sentence was
deferred. The case will probably go to
the supreme court.
At their annual session just closed
at Rochester, N. V., the Knights of
Labor elected the following officers :
! General master workman, James R.
Soverign, re-elected; general worthy
j foreman, Thomas B. MeGuire, of Am
sterdam, N. V. ; generai secretary-treas
urer, John W. Hayes, of New Jersey,
re-eiectwi without opposition; members
of executive board, Henry B. Martin, of
Mirareftpolte. re-elected ; Andrew Best,
of Broraiklyn, and Daniel Brown of
i Botte City. Mont. The next general
i assembly will be in Louisville, Ky.
i The Brotherhood .of Painters and
I Decoratopß issued charters to new
unions a» follows: New York city
Bengor, Me.; Covington, Ky.; Cripple
Creek, CoJ.; Brooklyn. N. V.; Milwau
kee, Wis.. and the paper hangers of
United States Labor Commissioner
AVright says in his last special report
that there were 22,735,661 persons ten
.years of age and over, engaged in gain
ful occupations in 1890, of whom 18 8 9 1 -
(L urn innv
+/)£) jlULlLlji 1 ..»
I m I , The pofwiar'ty of «ttr BABY DAYS at SPE
% 8 .^^^ 3 CIAL RA"res has induced us to give our patrons a
J| ,^r P price on Holiday Photos *or the next thirty days that
JB will eclipse any previous offer. Call at the Studio and
gftl^pr / see specimens. BETTER THAN BABY=DAY PRICES
f FOR THE NEXT THIRTY DAYS.
My flveaua Gor. Virginia, on GaDie Line. Teieonone Dale 178
090 were males and 3,914,571 females,
Of these, 3,013,117 nmlea and 510,613 fe
males, or a total of 3,523,730 persona
w«re unemployed at their principal oc
cupations during- some part of the cen
sus year ending May 31, 1890. This ie
equivalent, approximately, to 1,139,672
prisons unemployed at their principal
occttpatlOßa for the entire twelv£
mcnttis, and this number would repre
sent 5.01 per cent of the total number
of persons engsg-ed in gainful occupa
tions in 1890.
The organization of a »©w central
labor body in Chicago has finally been
effected. Two of the noticeable feat
ures of the constitution are to the ef
fect that all delegates mast be actively
I engaged at the trade of the arganixa
! tion they seek to repreasot and officers
of unions salaried or otherwise, are
also made subject to the rule. Ttoe new
organization will be koown as the Chi
cago Federation of Labor.
Tbe Brotherhood of Electrical Work
| ere recently organized unlone in Dallas,
! Tex.; Fort Wayne, Ind.; Davenport,
I Io.; Grank Rapide, Mich.; Sacramento,
! CmL, and reorganized Austin and Houa
i tan, TPtex.
In the last six months the cig&r
--! makers' label committee issued 347,
--! 797 union labels, an increase of teO ; 000
! over the previous she months.
As a result of a difficulty in the Mm,
, neapolis Waiters' union. occasioning a
1 split of small proportions, the Kntigiits
| of Labor are endeavoring to organize
an assembly of waiters in that city.
They are meeting with etroag oppo
. sition from the trade unionists.
A mass meeting in the interest of
the lisence agitation was held by the
■ Minneapolis barbers, Monday evening,
I when a programme similar to that^gone
I through here three w«eks a«ro w«s car
OF IXTERKST LOCALLY,
Next .Friday's open meeting of the
Trades and Labor assembly promises
to be a lively one as much interest is
manifested in tbe probable disposition
of the following resolution submitted
by the last convention of the state
federation of labor:
Whereas, The emancipation of the work
big class is that of all human beings, with
out distinction of sex or race;
Whereas, The 'working class can never be
free until it gets possession of the mean* of
Whereas, The collective ownership of the
means of production can result only tram
tbe organized efforts of the working class
on both economical and independent poltt
Be It Resolved, That the Federation at La
bor of the State of Minnesota call upon tbe
working people of this state to organize both
on economical and independent political lines
for the purpose of establishing the co-opera
tive commonwealth, based on the collective
ownership of the means of production and
their operation for the benefit of the people.
The resolution will come up in the
coming session of tbe -federation and
its disposition in the various affiliated
bodies will serve as instructions to
ttoeir respective delegates to the former
Tbe union label league will meet in
regular session next Tuesday evening
wlien a novel proposition looking to
the introduction of label bearing pro
ducts will be submitted for its con
sideration. The details of the plan
have not as yet been evolved but rt
will probably be in the nature of a
popular "exposition" with a few orig
inal variations and its promoters are
confident "that it will make a hit.
Now that matters have assumed a.
post-election quietude the organization
committee of the trades and labor
assembly will resume the active wank
it has found necessary to suspend dor
ing the campaign, as it was next to im
possible to divert the attention of th«>f>
! with whom the committee is obliged to
work from the attractions of tiiat
A regular meeting of St. Paul Divis
ion No. 40, O. H. C, wae held San
day afternoon at Bowlby hall. In ad
dition to th-e regular business ±he board
of trustees and the officers of the or
gan ization were directed to arrapge
for the banquet which will follow the
annual ejection of omoere to be held
tbe afternoon of Dec. 20. At the an
nual election, in addition to tbe wriee
tion of officers, a detegate and alter
nate to the biennial meeting of the
order at Los Angetes, Cal., m May next
will be cheaen. The. banquet following
the annual election of tbe local divis
ion of the order will he held at tfae
At its meeting Tuesday ©veiriog the
carpenters union eiected Charles Bo
vaird and John Burns delegates to tbe
Minnesota State Federation of Labor :
J. L. Hug-nes, A. J. Meteger and
Charles Bovaird were canatituted a
committee with infitructtara to prepare
a sick benefit law, which the union de
sires to mate effective with the be
ginning of the new year. Oae applica
tion for membership was received.
Deleg-ate Becker at the last meeting
of the trades and labor assembly sug
gested that a sufficient number of
union men club together for the pur
pose of purchasing a case of shoes
bearing the stamp of the National Boot
and Shoe Workers' union if none of the
local houses see fit to put in a stock
soon. The idea proved very effective
in Chicago and Mr. Becker proposes to
put it through if possible.
The cigarmakers" unions of St. Paul
and Minneapolis have d-etermined to in
itiate a vigorous fight .against . the tene
ment house products off a N-ew York
ill i^& w| SB■BBV IB OB . «4H • I ■ — Jb r t^'
I U CLOAK DEPT. I
I Ijv t#^ 1 nAI
Extraordinary Sale of High -Grade
Me*B*Y ttORNING we place
on sale about 650 ready-to-wear #H«L
Dress Skirts at less than the actual *^cp
cost of tte hare cloth alone, exp ln- \&(
sive of the linings, trimming" or y^^^^&rv *
making. This is not a lot of hap- v^^C-/ I^^/
hazard, thrown-together stuff made yV^M6§^^\
for advertising" purposes, but the ( jQ&^^~)
same hig"h - grade, tailor-made —
Skirts that have made us thousands A ' \
of new customers the past year. / " \
Bemember no others are / -. - T -A
'Sust as gfood. " We took A&- '-'■■,•.- "A
the entrre remainder of the //' f V^wv
manufacturer's stock on /g ' || \ Tgy
itand and got them at one- fm ,/!'. ws.
third of their real value. Jm JfcS
It's the manufacturer's l<^s AjW "
and the customer's gain. /Jm '^ I %'
these frices, tften mm
Icomtm mi see the stots.
TrW nT^UTT Black Fig-ured BrilHantine, splendid Aj J*j%
UV/X A^J?IJJ quality Hningand binding-, perfect W~|
hang-ing 1 ; better than other store's $2.50 kind, Jra.l IT
T iOiT 'Black Fig-trred Mohairs and Jac- Jlfc 4 0* a
*■»■ J. TT 4>F qaard Mohairs, made better and «* I
more perfect hang-ing- than any $4.00 Skirts else- Jm §
where. Tkcy po at Ij^SillU
T/^T T^TRT^JT Plai *i a^d Illuminated Mo-
AJ\^X lllliUU haiTS and BriHiantiaes, Ilium- Af> rtfl
mated WooUacq-aarrls, Camel's Hair Changeable J VI X
Effects, etc; all our splendid tailor make; all at wfr&9\§
TOT ITOJTT? Black and Colored Jtemg-h Boucle _^
±JV^ A 1. V^SJ it Eff ec t s , All- Wool Storm Serg-es, AA 111 l
Brilliant Mohair Silk Effects, Black Imported «C VI X
Crepoms, All-Woot Black Fig-ured Satin Berber, MPfjilJ Q
etc, etc Ytwu- ckaice for
TOT VC\ XFT? Imported Persian Camel's Hair, 4k m #^ #%
UXZ A. ±. l.\ LJ English Mohair Curls, All-Wool U" A J II
■Granite Novelties, Black Cauiche Cloths, Gren- JuL
ades, Tfaalmas and other new materials. All at.. VHTIVU
T^FT A I'TTTFTTT Skirts-of Brocade Silks, Sat- Jfc#% #% #%
XSC*A4jllrLlj ms , Rich Import ed Crepons, C"P nO
ajidjjtteer fine materials, _\Bb tlbi
IM^y^PHF *This sale will last until the entire lot of I
'^U%9 M Em Skirts is sold, bu± first choice is always the j
best Owing to the small margin of profit, we shall
make a small extra charge for alterations. No Skirts I
reserved oar sent cm approval.
city item, .ami a joint committee ha«
been appointed to carry out tiie plans
suggested by Traveling Lecturer Mich
ael H€kph,ael, representing the New
York cigitnnaake-BG' unions. The com
mittee, wnfffh c»aaists of J. J. Paulson,
Max Conrad, F. Kesaler, A. McGuirk
and F. C. Kern, of Minnea-polis, and
JJraak 'Waleah, Henry Feyder, Freak
Haenwt. Henry Gmehle and Henry
OJeee, of St. Paul, met Wednesday
evening dn Minneapolis and organized
by the etertion of F. A. Kern as chair
man and Wenry G*ese as secretary.
After ireartng Mr. Raphael and dis
tuisß&ig -the neeewary preliminary' work
,tne committee adjourned to meet again
in #t. "Paul next Wednesday evening.
The trustees of Assembly halls held
n regular aesaion Monday evening
when the improvements it is proposed
to make hi several of the halls were
Henry -E. Beach, the socialist labor
leader, of Ch«rtes street, left Saturday
for his "future home in New York city.
His family will leave later.
The Gigar makers" rmion which should
meet Thursday irave postponed their
meeting to the Monday following for
the same reason. Delegates to the
state federation of labor will be elected
at that time.
In accordance with the referendum
laws of the international organization,
the carpenters' union will vote on the
constitutional amendments proposed by
the recent .convention at the next meet
ing. Noxnhmtions ter offices will also
be made at this meeting.
Tbe briery worteers* unien last Sat-
urday, decided to meet thereafter on
the second Saturday of every month
inßtead of the second and fourth.
Owing to their regular meeting dat«
occurring on Thanksgiving eve, when
the stores will keep open late, the re
tail clerks' union have decided to meet
011 the following Friday.
The executive board of Typographical
Nnion No. .30 met Friday evening and
allowed claims on the relief fund. The
board meets regularly on Friday at
6-30 p. m.
Organizer Franklin, of this district.
International Typographical union, left
la-st evening for Winnipeg, where ser
ious differences have arisen between
the printers and publishers and the old
trouble over scale questions has been
The musicians' protective union is
-making a determined effort to reor
ganized several of the string orchestras
of the city. It is claimed that certain
of the latter have recently secured a
deal of work under the supposi
tion that they were union, while as a
matter of fact, they are not. The
union meeting lam Sunday was a
lengthy and interesting one _and some
new developments .are expected in the
Steps are being- taken looking to the
formation of a building trades council
The boot and shoe workers' union, at
its regular meeting Friday evening, in
itiated -several new members and ap
pointed a committee to look out for
legislation the union is .interested in.