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"This last little Indan scare reminds I
me of something that happened some
twenty years ago." said the ranchman,
flicking the ashes from his cigar. "1 j
might call it the story of a modern
Damon and Pythias but for the de
nouement, which. 1 warn you, is not
a particularly joyful one, stll, if you
fellows don't mind the tragic, here
'•About twenty years ago, two young
fellows, whom we'll call Tom and Jack, j
Btarted out to seek their fortunes ;
ranching in Arizona. The ranch fever j
was just then about at its height.
England and Australia, as well as our j
own East, were sending out idiots in |
droves to the West. Young fellows, >
many of them well educated and of
good birth and brought up to every j
luxury, simply went wild over the j
primitive freedom of that adventurous ;
life until, with capital exhausted,
downright hard work and privation in- j
evitable. they came to wish — heaven
knows how bitterly some of them
Wished it — that they never exchanged
the commonplace comforts of civiliza
tion for the intoxicating uncertainty
of frontier life. These two young- i
eters, having a tidy bit of capital be
tween them on coming of age, con- I
eluded to invest it in cattle, and fixed j
upon Arizona as the most favorable |
spot for their financial experiment. J
In a surprisingly short time they had
conquered every difficulty and made a
good start. They built themselves a '
Johnny— Mr. Lighthead. my sister treats you better than she d6es me.
Mr Lighthead— Why do you think so, Johnny?
Johnny— l heard her tell ma, she gives you lots of taffy, but she never
gives me any.
snug little house, were joint owners of
quite a bunch of cattle, and had sev
eral boys as helpers. They had always
been the closest of chums, these tVo, j
born in the same town, schoolmates
\n boyhood, classmates at the univers
ity—you never knew two chaps more
"Tom was a big fellow, blonde, with
a ruddy skin, honest blue eyes, and a i
laugh— well, I tell you it did a fellow |
good just to hear him roar in his |
hearty way when any one got off a
"Jack was a little fellow, a bit deli
cate, not really equal to roughing it.
He used to complain that Tom did the
biggest share of the work; but Tom j
never would hear a word of that, and |
While they smoked before the rough
stone fireplace, in their one room, of
evenings, tc hear Tom defer to Jack's
Judgment and consult him about busi
ness matters was to think Tom's little
partner one of the biggest and cleverest
business heads of the age.
"For some time there had been ru
jnors of an Indian outbreak. The
Apaches were getting restless, and al- j
ready several small bands had stolen
away from the reservation to hiding
places in the mountains. There was,
of course, a big scare, people leaving
homes and property, especially where
there were women and children to be
"Tom and Jack talked it over and
'decided to stick to the ranch. To leave
was to lose everything,^ the hard-won
result of months of toil; For, of course,
If they deserted, the boys couldn't be
expected to stay. There was a bare
chance of things blowing over, and in
any case watchfulness and systematic
defense might save them, if the worst
"So the ranch was provisioned for a
siege and fortified in every way; ad
jacent outbuildings, which . might
through nearness to the main build
ing become dangerous, were removed—
everything, in short, which could in
sure safety when the critical moment
arrived was anticipated and done.
"One day a cowboy from a neighbor
ing ranch came riding in like mad,
hat gone, blood streaming down his
"His tale was of the worst. His
ranch had been attacked, the house
burned, and every one killed but him
self. He, although closely pursued, had
succeeded in eluding the Apaches, who
were, however, close behind him.
"Tom — he was naturally the leader —
at once called in all the boys; doors
end windows were barricaded, last de
tails of defense completed. The horses
were brought Inside to a place already
prepared for them, se that if need be
there would be means for attempted
flight and possible escape. Every man
had his station, some at the loopholes,
some at the water casks, In readiness
to put out the fires which would in
evitably be started.
"It was not a long wait. In a very
ehort time the ranch was surrounded
by a large band of whooping devils,
who evidently expected to find the
house as unprotected as the one they
had just destroyed, for, without a mo
ment's pause, they made a wild rush
"They were met by a withering volley
from the various loopholes and fell
back with considerable loss, which, as
a wholesome lesson, had its effect, but
yet undoubtedly roused the India.ns to
a still greater pitch of frenzy.
"Three days went by, days of con
eta nt vigilance and steady fighting.
The Apaches tried every dodge known
to their mode of warfare without any
success. Tom's really masterly line of
defense and the plucky co-operation of
the boys seemed to make it probable
that they would be able to hold out
until the arrival of the troops, who
■were known to be hot on the trail of
the Indians. The greatest danger to
be feared was fire. Already the
Apache* had mad* several attempts to
fire the house by hurling burning
brands against it, but the boys at the
water casks had been too quick for
them, while, the aim of those at. the
It opholes was so deadly that none of |
the Indians had succeeded in getting
near enough to really start a blaze
which would be dangerous.
"Still, it was an anxious time. The
days went by, the strain was beginning
to tell on them all; several of them
were wounded, and suffering had made
them lose heart; they had given up
hopes of the troops or of tiring out the
Apaches. The Indian loss, indeed, had
o% en so heavy that everyone knew the
price which would be exacted by sav
age revenge. Still, there was nothing i
to do but to hold on. The Apaches |
lay hidden, but if by chance anyone j
showed himself at the ranch there was
aa instant rain of spattering bullets.
"To complicate matters, the water
supply began to run alarmingly low;
there'was barely enough for the horses |
and men, none to spare for the lavish
use demanded in putting out even a
small blaze. The suspense was horri
ble. Tom saw that something would
have to be done. That something was
very suddenly precipitated by the In
"Creeping up as close to the house
as possible, . they made a series of
rushes at the side least defended, and
each time, despite the loss of one or
two more of their number, succeeded
in throwing a lot of brush up against
the house. This was as dry as tinder
and a last well-directed brand set fire
to the heap.
"Water was at once thrown on the
flames, but they were almost imme
diately beyond control.
" 'Boys,' said Tom, as the heat
grew momentarily more intense, 'we
can't die like rats in a hole. There's
only one chance. We must cut our
way through. The horses are here;
we'll go out ln a bunch. Some of us
are sure to be dropped, but some of u_
may get through. It's our only hop*-;
if we have to die it'll be with our boots
on and our guns in our hands.'
"The men answered with a ringing
cheer. It was what they wanted — to
die, if need be, with their boots on;
" 'Jack,' said Tom, as he tightened
his. saddlegirths, and looked carefully at
every strap, 'Jack, dear old boy, you
and I go out together. We've done our
best to save the ranch but they've
downed us at last. We'll show them
what we're made of though. Steady,
now, boys, until I say go!'
"No one faltered, even in that oven
of crackling flame, although the exult
ant yells outside indicated only too
plainly the welcome which awaited
them. The wounded had been fast
ened to the saddles, the horses were
ready — none too soon, for the animals
were quivering with fear. The door
was thrown open, the* signal given and
with the well-known wild cowboy yell
the dashed out.
"Straight as a bullet, In a solid
bunch, all yelling like demons, they
rode for the Apaches. Taken by sur
prise, but only for a second, by the
sight of the horses, the Indians rushed
to their own ponies. Whoops and
shouts rang out, but close together the
little band rode, Tom and Jack gal
"To right and left they emptied their
revolvers, while many a red devil bit
the dust, and also, alas, many a saddle
was emptied, until at last they were
through— all that was left that is.
" 'Hurrah!' yelled Tom. 'Now for a
race! They are after us, Jack. But
never mind; we'll make straight for
Seven Mile canyon. If we can only
get through safe and sound they'll
never catch us, and then it's clear
thirty miles to Dolores.'
"His gaze swept the ranks. Only
five of them left, and that bloodthirsty
pack in the rear! Even his splendid,
buoyant spirit quailed for the mo
"Then as he looked at Jack— Jack
game, but weakened by the siege, pale
from excitement, blood-stained, hardly
human in appearance — his nerve came
back. With set teeth he dashed on.
Crack! One more empty saddle — an
other man gone. As they reached the
canyon the last man tumbled — only
Tom and Jack had survived the deadly
hailstorm of lead. But, as Tom's un
spoken prayer of gratitude for escape
formed itself. Jack fell forward oh the
neck of his horse.
" 'My God! You're hit!'
" 'Never mind; don't stop,' and Jack
clung to the pommel of his saddle for
support. They were in the canyon
now, threading its rocky labyrinth
with cautious haste.
"Tom, with thankfulness heard the
distant shouts grow fainter. How hor
ribly livid Jack's face was in the dim
" 'There's no use; we've got to stop,"
he said, springing from his horse.
'Here, let me fix you up.' And as he
spoke he bandaged the wound, a nasty
one in the side.
" 'Hold on, Jack; you must hold on
until we get through the canyon.'
There was a savage light in Tom's
eyes. 'Can't you manage it?'
" 'I'll try,' murmured Jack faintly,
and as the sounds of pursuit again
came nearer both men grimly urged
their horses to a faster pace. Loss of
blood was telling on Jack. Tom saw
with anguish that he could barely keep
liis seat on the horse. Oh, for a chance
to exert his strength for this weaker
companion, his boyhood's, manhood's
trusty comrade! To die on the field of
battle was nothing, but to die cornered,
trapped, perhaps tortured — God, it was
"The canyon wits nothing more than
the bed of an old, dried-up stream, full
of bowlders and loose stones. It was
dangerous work dashing through at
full speed, but there was no time to
pick their way; they could only trust
"Suddenly Tom's horse came down
with a crash. Hs had stepped into a
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hole and broken his leg. Luckily Tom
was unhurt by the fall.
" 'Quick! Up behind me/ gasped
"The Indians were at the mouth of
the canyon. They soon gained rapidly
upon a wearied horse carrying double,
and presently a shout announced their
discovery of the prostrate horso.
"Tom'£ so\jl sickened within him.
Safety only thirty miles away. Life,
but life for both? Impossible.
"He had rapidly reviewed the situa
tion as they traversed the last few
hundred yards of the canyon. A jaded
• horse, a double burden; one wounded
almost unto death— for Jack waa al-
I ready a dead weight ln his arms— all
the noble, chivalrous quality of Tom's
strong nature asserted itself. Jump
ing from the saddle as they reached
the entrance to the canyon, ho rapidly
unfastened Jack's cartridge belt, threw
his rifle to the ground, and wound his
lariat with a few quick turns around
the almost unconscious man, fastening
him securely to the saddle.
" 'Jack, dear old chap, you go on.
I'll hold them here.'
" 'No, no,' Jack struggled feebly, his
tone was agonized. 'With me, Tom-
I or— die — together.'
| " 'I've always been the 'boss* and
I'm so still. Ride for Dolores and send
back for me.' He threw his arms once
around his friend in a tight embrace,
and with one sharp cut of the rope
| started the horse off like a shot.
"Waking days afterward in Dolores
from the stupor of unconsciousness,
Jack found himself tenderly cared for
by some of the townspeople who knew
him, but unable even then to explain
what had occurred. Fever set in, and
for several weeks he hovered between
life and death, constantly raving in the
delirium of Tom, calling for him, be
seeching him not to stay behind.
"The Apaches had been driven back,
but were not completely subdued. But
as soon as Jack was able to tell his
terrible story a rescuing party was
organized and hurried to Seven Mile
Canyon with all the speed which was
"At first no trace of Tom could be
found. Then behind a rock was dis
covered a pile of cartridge shells, and
finally down in a little gully the skele
ton of a man lying face downward
upon the ground, one end of a rope
tied about his neck, the other attach
ed to a stake driven deep into the
ground. Alongside was a fairylike
skeleton fastened by a thong of raw
hide to the same stake.
"From these mute witnesses those
familiar with Apache methods were
able to imagine the awful fate which
had overtaken poor Tom.
"This is what must have happened:
Taking cover behind a rock Tom had
held the Indians in check as long as
possible by pegging away every time a
redskin gave him the opportunity to
make one of his dead shots. As his
ammunition ran low they gathered
closer about him.
"To Tom— brave, heroic Tom— that
mattered little; his aim was accom
plished. Jack was safe on the road to
"He must have been surprised and
overpowered at the end for he would
certainly have reserved a last shot for
ASSEMBLY II ALLS BULLETIN.
Meetings to Be Held by Organized
Labor This Week;.
Stage employes' Tuesday
Cornice workers' Wednesday
Garment workers' Thursday
Horse shoers' Friday
Boot and shoe workers' Friday
Letter carriers' Saturday
President Gompers, of the American
Federation of Labor, writing in the
current number of the Midland Me
chanic says ln part:
The trade unions ot modern times say
with a great economist that "it is far more
important to work at the prevention of mis
ery than to multiply places of refuge for the
That the practical application and work to
prevent misery is to remove the cause of the
greatest incentive to demoralization and de
pravity, for, with Carlyle, the trade unions
say that the saddest sight presented to man
kind is the workers who can find no work to
do. It is a commentary upon our civilization
and one which reflects upon our sense of
justice, our economy and our humanity.
The trade unions make no pretensions of
what their highest aim or ultimate ideal may
be, but they made the only practicable, tan
gible battle today against the unjust condi
tions resulting from our anarchic Industrial
methods, and despite all cant, ridicule, an
tagonism and condemnation, they are more
human than the dilettante humanitarians;
more charitable than the organized charities;
Corresponding Secretary Tin, Sheet Iron and
Cornice Workers' Union.
afford more protection than all other forms
of organizations combined against the aggres
sions of corporate interests; more deeply re
ligious than all forms of recognized sectarian
The trade unions recognize that conditions
of toil cannot continue "for all time to come
as they are today: injustice, wrong, class leg
islation and monopoly of opportunity must
make way for a higher and nobler conception
of men's rights and men's duties toward each
other; that of all the panaceas offered for
the ills of mankind, there are none which
apply themselves so readily and so prac
tically to battle for the rights of the work
ers of the people of today, and which will
so surely secure them- final emancipation for
all time to come, as do the class organiza
tions of labor— the trade unions.
At the regular meeting of the Methodist
ministers Monday afternoon the discussion
himself rather than" brave Indian tor"
ture. How they took him prisoner
one does not know, but bavins suffered
such severe loss ait the ranch and in
the canyon Jt-ts natural . to suppose
that the Apacheif were wild with rage.
Nothing oould beltoo devilish a torture
to inflict Upon joni.
_ , "7!.? y _. tied hia « anda behind him,
tied his feet, and taking him down into
the sandy gully Oaid him on hie face
upon the grouiid>" fastening him by a
rope around hia nick to the stake.
In this part -oPArizona rattlesnakes
are more than ' rgfmerous— they simply
swarm It was fie work of a moment
to catch a big snlte by means of a loop
of cord at th#M| of a pole and to tie
mm by sk pieftSprawhide through the
_.*£. the sfmrtstake which impris
oned Tom. if . ■>'
"The snake^tj-tilfking itself free, tried
to crawl awal fewnd itself held by the
rawhide; anl ; "kivage with anger,
struck at thefcaeopeet thing, which was
—poor Tom's 'iajcfS
"But— marli tbfe fiendishness of the
torture— the siiake could not quite
"The rope was just long enough to
prevent the reptile from touching him
not long enough but that Tom must
feel the agonizing possibility of being
"Again and again the snake struck,
but fell short. Poor. Tom! Parched
with thirst, hungry, baked by the sun,
taunted by his captors, what must
have been his thoughts! Did he not
feel that friendship had cost him too
"My God! it'S too awful to contem
"He must have been tempted- to crawl
ne ;f£ the snake. and end it all.-*
a,ly tne shower counted upon by
the Apaches came. It refreshed both
the snake and the man, , but— the ef
fect of moisture upon the hempen rope
was to shrink it!
"Can you understand? Can you see
poor Tom, digging his toes into the
sand, holding back with might and
main as the pressure of the rope slowly
brought him nearer and nearer to his
"Upon the rawhide the rain had a
different effect; it stretched it—length
"The snake, feeling invigorated by
the rain, again tried to crawl away.
Again it was held back; again, angry
and vindictive, it struck at Tom, this
time a little nearer his face— and again
closer, was being pulled toward the
stake by the shortening rope.
"At last the snake struck home.
"Can you imagine the awful agony,
th... lingering death, the bones— picked
by the vultures? Brave, noble Tom,
who died to. save a friend— bah! how
this smoke gets into one's eyes."
* * *- -. ■. ■* • * .
It was not the smoke that troubled
the ranchman's .eyes— his cigar had
long since gone out.
In the dead silence which followed his
thoughts, to judge by his expression,
were far away. '
"By Jove, that was a man!" ejacu
lated the Idiot. "Did you know Tom?
— ach!" for iust- then the cowboy
caught him a most beautiful kick on
"I," said the ranchman huskily, "I —
was Jack."— New York Tribune.
was on the question. "Should the Government
Own the Natural Monopolies of the Coun
try?" and was opened by Rev. David Mor
gan, who held for the affirmative. Rev. Dr.
MeKinley thought the question the greatest
one the country had had to resolve in its
social and organic- &vaUitiaa_.- H« ooki-^iar
in spite of the equality guaranteed by the
constitution of the United States this was a
country of most stupendous inequalities The
enormous wealth in the hands of a small
number of men of the countr-y was one of
the greatest perils it had to fear. In refer
ence to an article which recently appeared
in an Eastern paper in regard to the money
said that It was damnable. "vVh.n a man
spent $600 for a dinner for a dozen people
it was no better than the drunkenness of
the poor wretch in the slums. He said that
it was those luxuries that lead to anarch y
and are sapping the foundation of *he re
public. Rev. J. F. Stout thought that if the
government could run the poftofflce so that
it gives a comfortable living to the em
ployes and deliver* mail at the lowest poi
te^enhone 6, »Sf !", al!roads ' th * telegraph. The
telephone and the express company could
be run as well. He thought these 'natural
monopolies should be run in the inter™
ft 1, °«rl°' nnd °U he « m P»°yed and that
LZJ d d £. t way With a ««>« deal of dis
honesty which is common now among the
employes of tha railroads, and also of the
strl^«- But that to accomplish the required
good the country must have a definite civil
service reform which would keep a man in
one position so long as he proved a good
man for that place. g
The state board of arbitration has filed its
long-overdue decision in the controversy be
_.nl en thi. t_ Dua^ :( ?. ty , Publlßhers association
"^ typoerftphieal unions of the two
cities. The boaH <%>ides that $20 and 523
for day and night Work respectively per
week of fifty-one hourp should be paid by the
publishers on tij^ r&rk. This is one dollar
lower than was oonttnded for by the em
ployes. The latter *ire favored as to the
nu ??. b t r of ,. nou^ GCtastituting a week, the
publishers having insisted on Sftv-four hours
A great deal of|s£.e||i was laid on the im
portance of the fnter-eiiange of matter when
as a matter of fact die system has been in
vogue in Minneapolis for somvs time past and
the practice is common throughout the coun
try. The board found for the publishers on
this point. These were the principal points
on which the controversy was submitted to
arbitration, those remaining relating to the
technical construction Qf a contract entered
into on June 18 last.
Serious trouble is threatened in Kansas City
ln the printing trades. It appears that upon
the indirect suggestion of the employers' as
sociation the typographical union *of that
city levied a boycott against a non-uaion
establishment, after which the former or
ganization reconsidered its determination and
demanded that the boycott be lifted or they
would declare every offlce in their jurisdic
tion "open." This the union refused to
do and the allied trades unions have all de
cided to support the printers in their de
cision and a cessation of work is assured
whenever an effort to instill a non-union
man is made.
J. H. Sullivan, of Baltimore, has been
elected president of the Painters' and Decor
ators' national union by a popular vote.
Xashvllle. Term., and Kansas City, Mo.,
are candidates for the next convention of the
American Federation of Labor.
IN THE WORLD AT HOME.
The regular bi-weekly meeting of the union
label league last •-. Tuesday was fairly well
attended. The determination to secure the
introduction in this city of union label bear
ing goods was a^iin demonstrated by the
submission of a resolution providing for the
appointment of a< general committee of three
members from t£e league and four from the
Trades assembly for the purpose of making
preparations for holding a union label fair
or exposition, probably in the latter part of
The project will be somewhat after the
plan of church fairs, but much more elab
orate, and' will Include social features which
are not customary in the former. The dis
plays will include every article on which a
union label is used, and booths will also be
arranged showing a cigar factory operating
under union conditions, and another of the
tenement house variety. The garment mak
ing industry, it is expected, will also be pic
tured in a similar manner. These are the
general features of the novel proposition,
and if the joint committee after an investiga
tion Is convinced of its feasibility they will
apply themselves at once to the prellnminary
P. A. McQuillan. Robert Stark, M. Feehan.
J. P. Cuff and Henry Waters were elected
by the plumbers union as delegates to the
state association of ' plumbers. C. P. Doyle
and P. H. Waters" l were chosen to act in a
similar capacity for the siate federation of
The building board met Wednesday even
ing and formulated the following recommen
dations, which were submitted to and con
curred ln by the trades and labor assembly
Frlday evening: That a circular letter be
addressed to architects, contractors, property
owner* and prospective builders, setting forth
A closing-out sai£sf This 1 _^y 1
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China binuer Set, 100 pieces, blue and pink flowers, re- £1 AJ P Rfid _ _ ft^^i^lWl_WWlllllir^r^n i _ff
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China Dinner Set, 100 pieces, pink flowers, reduced fcljC 7 C $3.80 IP^^^'S"^^ nl|W^"^^tfJyi
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China Dinner set, 100 pieces, pink and blue, reduced <M"T A__ 4 ft. 6 In. wide. j£
from $25.00 to ] sM/.4-3 $4 20 » fL__
Meakin'B English Porcelain. 100 pieces, peacock blue <M 100 «— _» **^
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PleCe9 ' Dear1 ' blHe aDd $11.88 ~«"JOf them and they are such excellent styles.
Shaw a En ? llßii Porcelain, 100 pieces! ' P lnk"and'ye"liow, *H O -y A™^*!..!*,? .W * d °, enjoy showing
reduced from $16.00 t0..... ... Jpll. 57 ttle, »" People realize this is the place . to purchase
Rldgeway's Engilsh _*oreelain, 100 pieces, browu and »n t\ a wh en they see the stock. We also have Children's
gold, reduced from $15.00 to $11.24 Beds and Cribs and an elegant line of fine Brass
Kidgeway's English Porcelain, 100 pieces, blue and (Ml f\ A Beds.
gold, reduced from $15.00 to $11. 24 av-vw -v^^n^v^^/^^^^^^^^^^.
J. H. W. & Son's English Porcelaiu, 10*3 pieces, blue fl" O O 1
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J. H. W. & Son's English Porcelain, 100 pieces, brown fl* O P A r^ J feß**"*^ 1
Lucerno, reduced from $10.0. to sPO.jU S^^^^^^eJ 5 ® 'fl
Ofnioit of these Sets we bnve only one of a kind, aud cannot fß*B£^H^»«~ i iMSEF fl \'lc
duplicate them at the reduced prices. We simply clear them out to ffili!!^ f^f " * **r*4 ' f
Imitation Cut Glass Flower Vases at o 0 f;^ i JßV^.J^S__a_i_g_g.! j y; > ■ - — —i\
Glass Set, Cream, Sugar, Butter aud Spooner '.'.'.'.. 200 -'Jmli^P^fi l^-W^"' l^?.
German Axrninster Rugs, I^^
F ..tc ■ __ , CA "" ET 8, " S ' ''' Pr *e, $9.85.
fo,l Z* l "A nc «- aud itvllsh - at P"'ces away below anything ever be- _
£^^ The _tyle. are Ch j££l>™*7 jrid^™*g. on our line of
0010 $24 ' 76 *™X*£%.^
mS "T., „T ; t i* f ° m * 28 ' 00 t0 $18.60 ever shown, and are very strong also on the values
wH n T^J'T 1 '3 ' redUCßd from * 23 -°° t0 * le ™ offered at * 22 to $25. You can't afford to buy Fur
to-,^^;^^uc^f_o»»ooio $14.00 niture without looking at the sock showninS.
Any number of Japanese Rugs still on h.nd. Paul's finest house-furnishing store.
COMPLETE HOUSE FURNISHERS,
SIXTH AND MINNESOTA STREETS.
the dangers of allowing unskilled mechanics
to erect structures, and urging the insertion
of a proviso in specifications that union
men only be employed; that the assombly use
its influence with the proper officials of the
city to the end that all contracts let through
those officials contain a similar provision;
that the staff of the building Inspector be
chosen from among the practical skilled
workmen in the various trades in the build
The stage . employes union Wednesday ef
fected a union with the management of the
Grand opera house, which will run until the
end of the present season. The new agree
men.. provides for a material increase in
wages, as well as allowing pay for overtime,
which has hitherto not been done.
The resolution indorsing the government
ownership of all means of production and
distribution and the co-operative common
wealth, submitted by the state federation of
labor, was discussed by the trades and labor
assembly Friday evening.
The proposition to make the Twin City
Guardian the official -organ of the trades as
sembly was referred to a committee consist
ing of G. C. Collins, M. Igo and M. E. Mur
ray for investigation.
A delegate read an abstract from the re
port of the bureau of labor of New York,
describing the eonditfon under which tene
ment house cigars are made. Ten dollars was
appropriated to print the same for general
Loula Nash reported that after a six
months' membership in the directorate of
the chamber of commerce, he was not con
vinced that ihe resultant benefits warranted
the expenditure necessary as dues, and asked
permission of the assembly to resign, which
was granted without a dissenting vote.
The hack and cabmen's union has com
pleted all arrangements for their annual
ball on the 7th of December, at Assembly
hall. This union's last event was the most
successful financially ever given in the hall,
and the members expect to duplicate the
result this time.
The barbers' union at Its last meeting ap-
President Tin, Sheet Iron and Cornice
pointed a board of examiners, whose duty lt
lt will be to examine into the qualifications
of applicants for membership ln the union.
The board consists of M. E. Murray, Charles
Plonske. G. H. Becker, F. W. Martin and J.
H. Cleary. The union has appointed a oom
mlttee to arrange for an entertainment in
the near future.
Como Division No. 98, Ladles' Auxiliary of
the Order of Railway Conductors, held a
meeting Wednesday afternoon at Odd Fel
lows" hall, on Cedar street. It was voted to
keep the charter open until the last of De
cember. Word was received from Minneap
olis that an auxiliary is to organiaed Dec. 16.
A committee consisting oi Mrs. Stapletoa,
Mrs. J. w. Gilboy. Mrs. C. Sparrow, was
appointed to confer with the Minneapolis
ladies to offer assistance in organizing and
also to entertain the grand president, Mr 3.
Moore, of Toledo, O. A Thanksgiving pro
gramme was much enjoyed after the business
The trades assembly's delegation to the
state federation of labor, together with the
hall trustees, have been authorized to nuifce
all arrangements for the entertainment of
delegates to the convention of the state fed
eration in this city on the 18th of next
The boot and shoe workers' union, at their
last meeting, appointed Louis Peterson, T.
Dickens "and Edward Peterson a committee to
prepare a bill embodying reforms in the
utilization of convict labor which that organ
ization is very desirous of having accom
The agitation committee of the cigarmakers'
union, at a meeting held last Monday, made
arrangements for the issue of blotters, calen
ders, etc., advertising the blue label, which
will be ready for distribution with the begin
ning of the new year.
M. E. Murray, T. Dick.ns and Kate Keat
ing have been appointed on the Joint com
mittee to arrange for the union label fair
from the label league. The trades and labor
assembly has appointed Frank Valesch, Louhi
Nash, Maggie McClure and John B. Wood.
Frank Hoffman, W. G. Thone and F.
Wiosky were appointed by the label league
to Interview those interested in the winter
WINTER STYLES IJ. MEX'S HEADGEAR,
carnival, and particularly in the costumes
for that occasion, with a view to securing
their patronage for a new garment working
establishment which proposes to operate under
union conditions and to use the union label.
If present plans do not miscarry and the
influence of a committee from the label league
is of effect, union men of this city will, in
a short time, be enabled to wear union
footwear purchased right here.
The state association of journeyman bar
bers will meet in convention in this city on
-Monday, Dec. 14. The local barbers' union
has commissioned the following delegates-
Louis Horn, Charles Plouski, F. W. Martin,
Fred Schwable, F. Q. Warvelle, M. E. Murray
and Joseph Fleck.
The tin, sheet iron and cornice workers'
union will hold a stag social at Assembly
hall tomorrow evening for the entertainment
of the members and friends.
W. W. Erwln, M. E. Murray and Charles
Plonske are the barbers' union delegation
to the State Federation of Labor.
The canpenters' union will vote on amend
ments to the International constitution pro
posed by the recent convention at their meet
ing next Tuesday. The most important prop
ositions to be voted on are to effect a uni
form initiation fee throughout the jurisdiction
of not less than $5, and uniform dues of - 75
cents per month.
George C. Collins and T. Pickens have
been chosen delegates to the Trades and
Labor assembly by the Labor league.
The secretaries of the local unions subordi
nate to the International Printing Pressmen's
union, have received the new constitutions
and they will be distributed at the meetings
Only seven or eight unions have thus far
elected delegates to the State Federation of
Labor, but the next two weeks will witness
many meetings, and St. Paul will be fully
represented in the convention.
Ed Dubois, M. Igo, T. A. Harvey, George
Bosquet and Joseph Fleck will visit those
unions which are not already represented in
the Label league and urge them to send dele
The Assembly halls' reading room has prov
en a very popular departure, and Is being
liberally patronized by the union men, those
unemployed spending much of their time
perusing the high-class reading matter pro
The retail clerks' union held its postponed
meeting Friday evening, when arangements
were completed for its eighth annual grand
ball, which occurs at Assembly hall Thursday
The joint committee of the St. Paul and
Minneapolis cigarmakere' union, in who#e
hands the fight again* New York city tene
ment house cigar manufacturers, has been
plac«d, m*t la this city Wednesday evening,
when a committee, consisting of Frank Valesh
Henry Giese, Max Conrad and A. HeQuirk!
was appointed to investigate into the cost oi
getting out a paper, which will be issued in
the interest of the opposition to such prod
The bricklayers" union Wednesday evening
nominated candidates for delegates to the
State FederaUon. and will elect at next Thurs
day's meeting: It was decided not to send a
delegate to the international convention ol
the craft, owing to the great expense whioh
would of necessity be incurred, as the body
meets at Worcester, Mass.
Owing to the absence of Secretary Franklin,*
who is in Winnipeg, endeavoring to adjust a
difficulty existing there in the printing trade.
Delegate Pampush acted as secretary at tha
meeting of the Trades assembly Friday even
WAR OX BILL BOARDS.
Chicago Theater Mnnsgers Believe
Chicago theatrical marfagers are dis
cussing the old question of abolishing
posters. It will probably end in dis
cussion, as it has heretofore ended. It
takes a lot of swallows to make a
summer, and it takes a lot of managers
who are willing to sign a contract and
keep it in order to accomplish the re
form. It has been tried and it hsys
failed, because there has been distrust.
and the men ln contract have not lived
up to the terms.
The scheme bobs up again because
Klaw & Erlanger have announced that
they are done with billboards. This
will leave a big space on dead walls
and signboards, as the firm has handled
attractions- that have used acres of
paper. The firm decides that newspa
per advertising is sufficient, and it will
use none other in the future.
This is a good start in the East, and
there is a good example of the work
ing of the plan in Chicago. The ChU
cago Opera House has not put out a,
piece of paper for a year. It has taker*
more space in the newspapers and the
business has never been equaled. Mr.
Rial, the acting manager, says he is
convinced that paper is money lost,
and that the sooner the theaters get
away from the custom the better tha
business will fare.
"Klaw & Erlanger have long been
advocates of the change," said Mr.
Rial. "It costs them money to put out
the posters they have been displaying.
They will save a small fortune if they
carry out the resolution to leave the
dead walls to the patent medicine mak
ers and the other hosts of advertisers
who have of late made billboard work
ineffective for theatrical attractions.
HARBISON'S Bl SY HOUSEHOLD.
Work of Preparing m Wardrobe fofi
m Stranger Occupies. Much Time.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Nov. 28.—Ex
tensive preparations have been made
in the family of ex-President Harri
son for the expected advent of an heir.
These consist in unusual precautions
to preserve the health of Mrs. Harrison,
and in the making of an unusually
handsome wardrobe, consisting of ele>
gant dresses, dainty underwear of the
most ornate and expensive patterns
and little wraps of the finest cashmere,
elegantly brocaded and trimmed in the
most costly French laces. The material
from which the most of these articles
were made was purchased in New York
when the ex-president and Mrs. Harri
son were on their way home from their
summer stay in the Adirondacks. With
in the next month a capable nurse will
be installed in the Harrison home and
will remain in attendance upon Mrs.
Harrison for six weeks or two months
or longer if occasion requires ft. There
is naturally some speculation regard
tog the effect of the advent upon the
family relations as represented in the
oase of hie son and daughter.