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TO FIX RATES IS
Railroads Contend That Traf
fic Between Duluth and
Minnesota Points Is Inter
state and That the Railroad
and Warehouse Commis
sion Has No Jurisdiction.
It is a question in the inquiry of
the state railroad and warehouse com
mission into Minnesota coal and lum
ber rates will be effective as far as
it relates to rates on commodities be
tween Duluth and otner points in Min
nesota. An attempt will probably be
made by the railroads to show that
all such traffic is interstate commerce,
and that a readjustment can only be
made by the interstate commerce com
The Great Northern and Omaha
lines run through a part of Wiscon
sin on their way to Duluth. and ac
cording to a recent decision of the
Tnited States supreme court, it seems
as if they could plead that such traffic
was interstate commerce. It is likely
that the iines will argue that it is in
terstate commerce, although the traffic
originates in Minnesota, and is billed
to Minnesota points.
The standing of the Duluth line of
the Northern Pacific is also in question
and the matter is now before the state
supreme court. The original charter
of the St. Paul and Duluth line provid
ed that the line should be a Minnesota
road, entirely within the state, and
subject to state jurisdiction. When the
line was transferred to the Northern
Pacific an agreement was made where
by the Northern Pacific promised to
maintain the Twentieth avenue depot
at Duluth, and continue the operation
of the road as a Minnesota line. The
»riginal charter and agreement of the
St. Paul & Duluth, It is claimed, have
been broken or evaded by the North
ern Pacific, and the matter is now be
fore the supreme court, and has been
there for several months.
There is some question as to the
standing of the agreement, whereby
the action brought by the railroad
and warehouse commission appointed
by Gov. Lind, to prevent the merging
of the St. Paul & Duluth and the
Northern Pacific was compromised,
but It is claimed the original charter of
the St. Paul & Duluth is still bind
If the state loses, it also loses all
jurisdiction over shipments into and
out of Duluth. As Duluth Is the dis
tributing point for hard coal, and the
Duluth rate fixes the price all over the
-Northwest, the proceeding now before
the railroad and warehouse commis
sion would be useless. The consum
ers of the Northwest would have their
It is worth your while to thoroughly post
yourself about the Four Fast Trains to
Chicago every day via the
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul
The Pioneer Limited will leave St. Paul at 9:30 p. m.
and arrive Chicago 9:30 a, m., on and after May 17.
The Pioneer Limited will leave Minneapolis at 9 p. m.
Three other Fast Trains to Chicago every day
W. B. DIXON, Northwestern Pass, Agent, 365 Robert street, St. Paul
only recourse in the interstate com
CONTRACTS ARE AWARDED.
Grading of the Soo Line's Northern Ex-
tension Is Progressing Rapidly.
Special to The Globe.
ALEXANDRIA, Minn., May 16.—The
work on the new Soo extension is pro
gressing rapidly. The contract for the
grading has been let to the Richards-
Lundeen company, of Minneapolis, and
has been sublet to smaller concerns. Be-
ginning a t Gtenwood, the first four miles
has been let to J. D. O'Connel; John
Price, Ed Ekstrom and Extrom & John
son have the balance, which brings it to
the city limits.
Thoreen & Sandeen have a two-mile
contract through the city. By the end of
this week all the grading contracts will
be let between Glenwood and Parker's
WILL ISSUE FREIGHT SCHEDULES.
Tariff Sheet Announcing Transpacific
Rates Is to Be Published.
J. P. Dowling. of Tacoma, manager
there of the Northern Pacific Steamship
company, and secretary of the freight
bureau of the North Pacific Coast Asiatic
lines, is preparing to issue a trans-Pa
cific freight tariff.
The new tariff will be the first of the
kind published by the railroads interested
in the trans-Pacific carrying trade, and
will be published for the purpose of com
plying with the demands of the Elkins
law that such tariffs affecting interstate
commerce shall be filed with the inter
state commerce commission.
AFFAIRS OF CONDUCTORS.
Order Will Vote Down the Permanent
PITTSBURG, Pa., May 16.—At today's
session of the convention of the Orrjer of
Railway Conductors it was stated that
the question of a permanent home for
disabled members will be voted down as
there is a unanimous feeling against it.
All of the present grand officers will be re"
The fight for the next convention has
practically narrowed down to Boston and
Portland, Or., with the chances of the
latter the brightest.
Mrs. J. H. Moore, president of the La
dies Auxiliary, is much improved in
health and expects to be able to fill the
chair until the close of the convention.
The work today consisted In passing the
amendments to the laws on second read
ing. Every recommendation made by the
jurisprudence committee was adopted
The present officials will be re-elected.
SCHEDULE GOES INTO EFFECT.
Milwaukee Road's Fast Train Service to
Tonight the Milwaukee's new schedule
for the Pioneer Limited will go Into vt
fect. The train, which formerly left at
8:30 o'clock, will now department for Mil
waukee and Chicago one hour later ar
riving in Chicago at the same time 9:30
the following morning.
It was said on the street yesterday that
the Burlington and Great Western have
arranged a twelve-hour schedule to meet
the cut in time made by the Omaha and
Milwaukee lines. It is expected that the
Burlington will announce its change Mon
day or Tuesday and the Great WetitcjJ
will then follow with its fast train
Will Meet at Saratoga.
>,Ti^ c annua, l convention of master car
builders and master mechanics, which
was to have been held at Mackinac Isl
ands, beginning June 17. has been changed,
me executive committee at a meeting in
£ew lork. Tuesday, decided on Sira
toga Springs, N. V., as the place of meet-
THE ST. PAUI, GLOBE, SUNDAY, MAY 17, 1903.
ing. This decision was taken, it is said,
because the Mackinac people could not
furnish ample facilities for the conven
tion. Circulars announcing the change
have not yet been issued by the commit
tee. The date of the convention is not
now certain to be June 17 f"»* the opening,
as it will require some time to arrange
for the displays of the railway supply
Railway Telegrapher* Finish.
ST. LOUIS, Mo.. May 16.—After select
ing Buffalo as the next place of meeting
on the second Monday in May, 1905; the
biennial convention of the Order of Rail
way Telegraphers elected officers and ad
journed sine die tonight. Minneapolis was
in tht; right for place of meeting. The
following officers were selected for the en
suing two years, practically all being re
elected: Grand Chief, H. B. Perham,
St. Louis; grand secretary, L. W. Quick,
St. Louis; first vice president, L. H. New
man. St. Louis; second vice president,
T. M. Pierson, Indianapolis; third vice
president, E. C. Campbell, Canada.
Connecting With the Burlington.
Special to The Globe.
HASTINGS, Minn., May 16.—A. G.
Holt, of Minneapolis, division engineer of
the Milwaukee, and a party of surveyors
were staking out the ground at St. Croix
Junction today to make connections with
the Burlington track.
The Illinois Central officials expect to
take from Louisville and points in the
South next Monday and Tuesday 30,000
Confederate veterans to New Orleans to
attend the United Confederate Veterans'
union in that city.
The Pere Marquette has let contracts
to McArthur Bros., of Chicago, for build
ing the first section of its Chicago ex
tension. The contract covers the . dis
tance from New Buffalo, Ind,, twenty
miles. At Porter Connection will be made
with the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern and ar
rangements have been practically com
pleted with the Chicago Terminal Trans
fer railroad for entrance into that city
and the use of the Grand Central station.
A. C. Bird, traffic director and vice
president of the Gould system, is on the
Pacific coast, giving personal attention
to changes in the methods of handling the
business of the Gould lines. Mr. Bird
not only will establish more agencies but
also expects to centralize them. There
is to be only one agency in San Francisco
instead of two, as heretofore, and one
only to look after the interests of the
Gould lines in Southern California, but
additional agencies will be established
at other important Western points.
Contractors hope to have the headings
through the new Pennsylvania tunnel at
Gallitzin by July 1. They are now 9.000
feet apart. Work of arching the tunnel
is already begun.
The body of P. M. Meyers, late secre
tary of the Milwaukee, was removed
from the vault at Forest Home cemetery,
Milwaukee, and taken to La Crosse yet*
terday. The remains were buried by the
side of his first wife, who died several
years ago. The funeral was held at La
Crosse yesterday afternoon.
Columbus passenger agents are having
their troubles with the scalper business,
and the Columbus Passenger association
will take an active stand against an or
dinance now in councils in regard to the
scalping business. The ordinance in
creases the annual license fee from $25
to $100, which the passenger men do not
object to. It also allows the scalpers to
operate on the streets, and to this the
agents are making a determined stand.
They want the scalpers confined to one
building and not to be allowed to but
tonnole people on the street.
The executive committee of the West
ern Passenger association is considering
the advisability of removing its head
quarters from the Monadnock block to the
new Railway Exchange building, which
is" now being erected at Jackson boulevard
and Michigan avenue, Chicago. The asso
ciation is at present in great need of
■more floor space.
A new record in the history of railroad-
Ing is believed by the general passenger
department of the Pere Marquette to
have been established on that road on Mon
day, May 4, when three babies were
born to as many mothers while traveling
on the same train, during a run of a
hundred miles. The parents belonged to
a big party of Germans, Russians, Poles
and Swedes en route from Nebraska to the
beet sugar fields beyond Port Huron, but
the new arrivals are native Michigan
D. R. Peck has resigned as commercial
agent of the Great Northern at Clevelawi
Oh:o. to become general agent of the
Mutual Transit company in that city.
The largest transcontinental personal
ly conducted party ever landed on a sin
gle excursion left New York on May 12
and 13 for Los Angeles, going by way of
the Pennsylvania and Santa Fe. The
party consisted of 800 and they occupied
seven special trains.
George T. Huey is appointed assistant
general freight agent of the Wisconsin
Central, with headquarters at Minneapolis
Minn. The position of general Northwest
ern agent is abolished. The change be
comes effective June 1.
SUPERIOR GENERAL OF
FRANCISCANS TO BE CHOSEN
Vice General Fleming, an Irishman,
Will Probably Be Promoted.
ROME, May 16.—The provincials of
the Franciscans throughout the world
will hold a universal chapter here on
Pentecost Sunday (May 31) and
elect a superior general to succeed the
Very Rev. Father Laaer, deceased. It
is probable that the Very Rev. David
Fleming-, an Irishman, now vice gen
eral, will be selected.
Persians Ambush Russians.
LENKORAN, Russia, May 16.—A
patrol of a Russian frontier guard has
fallen into ambush set by Persian rob
bers in a forest. A Russian captain
and two non-commissioned officers
were killed. In April a Russian officer
and eight soldiers were killed by bri
gands in the same district.
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Mr. Conried gave formal notice last
week that Warner's pseudo-religious
music-drama, Parsifal, would be given
at the Metropolitan opera house next
December during Christmas week. He
seems to have overcome whatever le
gal difficulties may stand in the way of
the production of the work, and —what
was likely to be more troublesome —he
seems to have found means to per
suade singers who are ardent Bay
reuthers to assist at the performance.
The voice of the dollar is all-powerful
when it has to combat only sentiment.
Burgstaller left this country asserting
that he could never sing Parsifal with
out Frau Wagner's permission, for
such action on his part would be deep
est ingratitude. Did not Frau Wagner
and Bayreuth make him what he is?
Did they not find him a humble watch
maker in a Bavarian village and lead
him carefully, step by step, until he
took his place among the leading ten
ors of the worhf? And even so with
Anton Van Rooy, the Dutchman. His
first victories sgjsfe won at Bayreuth.
It was BayreuiJn&»-hich enabled him to
take his place a4.the foremost baritone
of the world. Hs.'loo, could never sing
Amfortas without Frau Cosima's per
mission. Yet he, like Burgstaller, has
yielded to Mr. Conried's persuasion.
As for Ternina, she has no illusions on
this point. A great artist —happily,
and despite all reports to the contrary,
once more enjoying the best of
health—she long ago discovered the
emptiness of the Bayreuth tradition,
and has sung there for the last time.
It is hardly possible that Frau Wag
ner and the pubjjshers of Parsifal will
allow Mr. Conried to produce the mu
sic-drama without making an effort to
stop him; but it may be taken for
granted that the new director of the
Metropolitan is sure of the ground on
which he stands, else he would not be
so ready to incur the enormous ex
pense of providing a proper mise-en
scene for the work. While Parsifal
was never copyrighted in this country
the question of proprietary rights may
yet possibly make trouble for him, un
less he should find means of pacifying
this summer the wounded feelings of
Wagner's widow. In point of fact,
however, the most serious question
was that of the cast. The number of
men able to sing Parsifal even accept
ably is very limited. With the excep
tion of Ernest Van Dyke they are all
closely bound to Bayreuth by ties of
sentiment, and even opera singers are
likely to hesitate before abandoning all
hope of returning to Bayreuth. But
Burgstaller is 0 yotmg man and a most
promising singer, one of the best ten
ors that Germany possesses, and Mr.
Hertz has undoubtedly shown him that
a greater future is open to him in this
country than in the small-paying en
gagements of Germany. Mr. Conried
made it a condition of his return, we
are informed, that he shQuld sing Par
sifal, and that is the s.ole reason that
his contract for next -year was not
signed before he sailed.
As to the esthetic Value of Parsifal
outside of Bayreuth where it is, so to
say, the axis on which the whole of
that little world revolves, that can be
determined only after its performance
here. When Mr. Conried promises as
fine a production as Bayreuth has he
probably means what he says. He will
be compelled to give such a one, for
his reputation as an operatic director
will stand or fait;on the great under
taking. The whole musical world will
stand in judgment and he will have to
endure harsher' criticism than Bay
reuth ever had. But with the cast he
has arranged, with a new Metropoli
tan stage, with a new and artistic
mise-en-scene and with a capable con
ductor —probably Mottl —there seems
to be no good reason why New York
next winter should not have one of the
finest reperesentations of the music- j
drama the world has ever seen. Yet it
is a courageous undertaking and a
most venturesome one.
Eugene C. Mivoock, who was chosen
president of thei-Minnesota State Music
Teachers' associ&lion at its convention,
read a paper wfiicn he had prepared for
the convention pefiore a number of St.
Paul women at tfte residence of Miss
Katherine Richaras Gordon Thursday
morning. The subject of Mr. Murdock's
paper is "Are WfeTeaching Music?" and
it created much favorable comment
among those who attended the conven
tion. Other officers of the new associa
tion are: Secretary, Hamlin Hunt, of
Minneapolis; treasurer, Miss Edna Hall,
£:. Paul; auditor, Miss Grey, of North
field. The programme committee is made
up of Carlvle Scott, Minneapolis; Mrs.
Marie Geist Erd, Duluth; and D. F. Col
ville, St. Paul. The convention will
meet next year in Duluth.
Mrs. Jane Huntington Tale has been
offered the position of contralto in St.
Paul's Universalist church. The recent
marriage of Mabelle Crawford has left
this position vacant. Mrs. Yale has not
yet accepted the position; she has been
given a month in which to decide.
St. Joseph's academy will graduate one
pupil from its musical department next
month. The commencement recital will
be given May 25.
William B. Ayers, the dramatic reader,
who has recently settled in St. Paul,
has joined the faculty of the Minnesota
Conservatory of Music. He will, however,
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There will be a special musical serv
:e bunday evening, May 24, at the Park
The music at the People's church to
day will be as follows:
Anthem—"l Cried Unto the Lord".. Fuy
Response-—"lncline Thine Ear"..HummeJ
Offertory—"Peace and Light".. .Chadwick
Solo by Mr. lieath.
Anthem—"The Radiant Morn"—
«•,-., . ™. Woodward
''Gloria Tibi" Hopkins
Response "The Lord's Prayer"
Offertory—"Now the Day Is Over"—
Solo by Mrs. Harris
Organ— Cavatina" Rink
The following musical programme will
be sung today at the Park Congregational
Organ Prelude—"Pastorale" Callaerts
William Leonard Gray.
Anthem—"The Sun Shall Be No
Park Church Choral Association.
Anthem—"ln Heavenly Love Abid
Organ Postlude—"Grand Chorus" —
The following musical programme will
be presented today at the House of Hope
Prelude—Rudante Cantabile W. Rea
Anthem—"They Shall Not Hunger"—
Response—"O Thou, the True and
Only Light" Schilling
Offertory—"My Faith Looks Up to
Postlude—Fughetta (Op. 16, No. 3)—
Preludes—Organ, Adagio, in D Smart
Violin, Abendlied Rheinberger
Anthem —"Hast Thou Not Known"—
Quartette —"Art Thou Weary". .Schnecker
Response—"The Lord L> in His Holy
Offertory—Violin, Adagio Saint-Saens
Mr. William W. Nelson.
Solo—"Crossing the Bar" Howea
Mr. D. F. Colville.
Solo—"The Land o' the Leal" Scotch
Miss Alberta Fisher.
Postlude—March in C (Op. 80) Calkin
WEST ST. PAUL.
West Side Degree Staff No. 86, will give
an excursion Sunday, May 31, to Young
Mr. Anthony Yoerg, of West Isabel
street, has returned from Port Arthur,
Mr. and Mrs. Percy D. Godfrey have
gone to White Bear Lake to spend the
Mrs. L. Rutherford, of East Winifred
street, gave a thimble bee Thursday aft
Miss Alice Tracy, of George street, has
been entertaining Miss May Quill, of
Percy Burnham, of West Congress
street, has returned from a visit in Chi
Miss Laura McKay, of West Congress
street, is visiting relatives in Chicago.
R. C. Morton, of East Congress street,
is visiting in New York and Philadelphia.
The members of the Alpha club bowled
at Leidertafeil alleys Wednesday evening.
Miss Lillian Rouleau, of Dearborn
street, ha% gone to Glencoe, Minn.
Mrs. Rogers will entertain the Fleur de
Lis Euchre club Friday afternoon.
Miss Nina Babcock, of Page street, is
visiting at Waubay. S. D.
E. E. McDonald, of Congress street, has
gone to Bemidji, Minn.
Mrs. M. Graves, of Colorado street, is
in New York.
Mr. S. Berg, of Congress street, Is in
NORTH ST. PAUL.
The marriage of Miss Florence Ann Jen
nings to David Maxwell Gray took place
April 29 in St. Paul. Miss Emily Jennings
was maid of honor. Miss Virginia Mc-
Cauley acted as bridesmaid and Clifton
Gray was best man. A wedding supper
was served at the home of the bride. Mr.
and Mrs. Gray will reside in Oakdale.
The following delegates attended the
district Epwortli League convention held
in Faribault Friday, Saturday and Sun
day: The Misses Anetta and Amelia
Blase, Grace Hoy, Zora Sweaszy, Myra
Holmes and Vera Ingalls; Messrs. Eph
raim and Arthur Erickson.
Mrs. C. R. McKenney, of Highland ter
race, entertained at dinner Saturday in
honor of Mrs. May Listman, of West Su
perior, Wis. Covers were laid for ten.
The Misses Ethel and Mabel Goodsell,
of Grand Meadow, Minn., spent the past
week with Miss Elizabeth Orth.
Mrs. Joseph Schleck and daughter Edna
left Saturday for Kansas City and Den
ver, Col., for a few weeks' visit.
William Witt and son. Peter, of Shak
opee, Minn., were entertained by Mr. and
Mrs. N. P. Brady Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Alptanalp and
daughters Gertrude and Elizabeth, will
soon leave for Switzerland.
R. J. S. Carter, of the State univer
sity, was a guest at the home of Mrs. O.
A.' Sleeper Sunday.
The Longfellow society met at the home
of Miss Wills in St. Paul last Monday
William Eckles. father of Mrs. Hattie
Holmes, returned Saturday last from Cal
Mr. and Mrs. David Gustavson left last
week for Minneapolis, where they will re
Mrs. W. W. Smith and daughters, of
Marlboro, Mass., arrived here last week.
Miss Mac Berggren, of St. Paul, vis
ited Miss Anna Erickson Sunday last.
Miss Clara Reibe, of Rochester, Minn.,
is a guest of Mrs. F. W. Ferris.
Mrs. E. Li. Tepel, of White Bear ave
nue, will entertain the ladies of the Park
Mrs. C. W. L«yon, of Minneapolis, vis
ited her mother, Mrs. T. M. Lyon, of
White Bear avenue.
Mr. and Mrs. Meginn. of Mexico, are
visiting their daughter, Mrs. J. B Rives
Mrs. G. Sylvester, of White Bear ave
nue, entertained a couple of friends last
William Hall, of Minneapolis, was the
guest of George Gunther, of White Bear
Mrs. Beebe, of St. Paul, was the guest
of Mrs. John Gunther, of Stillwater ave
Mrs. Yates, of St. Paul, visited friends
of the Park Thursday.
DEFT BURGLARS TURN
A TRICK IN ALABAMA
Get $14,000 From Safe Under the
Noses of Watchmen.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 16.—
Burglars entered the private office of
Jack W. Johnson, ticket agent at the
Union passenger station, early this
morning and abstracted $14,000 from
the safe. There were three or four
watchmen in the station at the time
and several men were in the waiting:
room into which the ticket office
opened. The burglars escaped, leav
ing no clue.
It is quite probable that the local freight
handlers will be organized today at Fed
eration hall. International President Cur
ran is at present in the Twin Cities, and
it is understood that a strong effort will
be made before his departure to get to
gether the members of the only oranch
of the railroad service yet unorganized.
The cigarmakers of U Minneapolis
firms went on strike diTring: the past
week, and on Friday the "boycott" com
mittee was busy in St. Paul placing con
spicuous "knocks" against V\e goods
turned out by these faeturk %
$6.50 Iron Beds for $4.50
How many finest* and best» woven wire Bedsprings do you want at $1.50
How many Rockers worth $5.50 do you want for $3.50?
How many box seat Oak Dining Chairs, leather seats, do you want at
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Women of St. Paul Form
Successful Labor Unions.
But few people in St. Paul, outside
the ranks of the worker, appreciate the
fact that there are in the city almost
1,000 working women thoroughly or
ganized into protective bodies. Yet
of these bodies there are seven all
filled with earnest and active workers,
all completely imbued with the idea of
protection and defense, tempered with
a wholesome love of everything that
savors of fair play and justice.
Without exception they are all unions
of recent birth and rapid but healthful
growth, and it is characteristic of the
unions in general all over the world
that they are filled with the most in
telligent of human kind. They are
women of native shrewdness and
breadth of ideas —for the narrow, self
ish minfT cannot conceive of joining
with another, or others, for mutual pro
tection and aid.
The first to spring to life was the
Dressmakers' union, formed about
three years ago, which can now boast
125 members in good standing. Previous
to the organization of these women
they were forced by their employers
to work overtime to a great extent
without extra pay, but since their
banding together the requests for over
time work have been fewer and the
service so rendered is now remunerated
at the rate of "time-and-a-half." The
pioneer union of this craft is that of
Minneapolis which proudly bears upon
its standard every Labor Day the title,
"No. 1." No. 2 is the St. Paul union
and these two are the only existing
dressmakers' organizations known in
the whole world. The president of the
St. Paul union is Miss Susie Zimmer.
Federal Ladies' Union Next.
Next in age is the Federal Ladies'
union. This organization, until about
one year ago, was composed wholly of
servant girls and membership was im
possible unless one belonged to that
class of workers. But the members
were brought to see the utility and
good sense of bringing into their ranks
all those who were employed at certain
kinds of work, wherein they could not
find individual organization ready for
them. Of these there were many.
Scarcely had this determination on the
part of the officers been made known
than application from the employes of
a local suspender factory was received;
and so rapidly did the new members
rally that, notwithstanding the fact
that many and great losses of member
ship have been sustained, the roster at
present shows a total of seventy-five in
good standing. The F. L. U. is affiliat
ed with the American Federation of
Labor, and the local president is Miss
Ida Lehman. As might be expected the
girls belonging to this organization
represent the best of their class, and
housekeepers have found it to their
benefit long ago to aak that their serv
ants show a union card in good stand
Number three Is the Garment Work
ers' union with a local membership of
175 in good standing. Since the time
they were organized, two years ago,
they have been the means of main
taining the prices of their different
kinds of work, when every manner of
attempt was made to beat them down.
One union factory of the city employs
fifty of the members of this union and
the label is seen on all the goods pass
ing from the doors of that firm. Miss
Emma Dehn is the president and she
is looked upon by all unionists as an
active agitator for the recognition of
the little label that means so much in
happiness, cleanliness and better con
ditions for the worker.
Condition of Waitresses Improved.
The Waitresses' union was formed
about two years ago, but recently af
filiated with the Hotel and Restaurant
Employes' alliance for the purpose of
better carrying on the propaganda and
boycott work. These girls were the
means, of bringing about many of the
changes that are looked upon by all
dining room and kitchen employes as
blessings. Wages have been increased,
conditions have been improved, hours
have been shortened, and many other
innovations have been brought into ex
istence by these girls by uniting their
numbers. They are very active in visit
ing other unions for the purpose of
"boosting" the union restaurants, and
simultaneously "knocking" those that
will not recognize the "little green
button." Of such importance has their
business become that they are forced
to employ a business agent, through
whom their outside business is tran
sacted. Miss Kate Polski is the local
Mull's Grape Tonic Cures Constipation.
- When the sewer of a city becomes stopped up, the refuse backs
into the streets where it decays and rots, , spreading disease
'■^"GTV 1 creating germs throughout the entire city.
j\j 4 An epidemic of sickness follows. It i 3 the
£^a/*2g|f^k Bame way when the bowels fail to work.
Wmßm^ ?JL^ The undigested food backs into the system
'" ''■V^TBlff'^fflPhiiL and there it rots and decays. From this
™SHffl^iliiffl festering mass the blood Baps up all thedis-
JHB WSSSSBSSSr ease germs, and at every heart beat carries
ilßiiliilliß^HiliJ^ thorn to every tissue,just as the water works
of a city forces impure water into every
wPSi ■ house. The only way to cure a condition
W "ke tnis is *° cure the constipation. Pills
C|^jrag§||j|r and the ordinary cathartics will do no good.
f HULL'S GRAPE TOSUIG
'-«h Is a crushed fruit tonic laxative
which permanently cures the affliction.
The tonic properties contained in the grape
f^ *- ««fvL i*u F° into every afflicted tissue and creates
Btrengtn and health. It will quickly restore lost flesh and make
rich, red blood. As a laxative its action is immediate and posi
tive, gentle and natural. Mull'i Grape Tonic is guaranteed or money back.
.«So2. d I 00*; "f 8 Me<"clne Co., Rock Island. 111., for largo
himiiliiiiMMii All drugglstt sell regular sized bottles for so eta.
The Salesladies' union, local No. 554,
organized one year ago, has now a
membership of 225, and is affiliated
with the Retail Clerks' International
Protective association. This is looked
upon as one of the most progressive of
all the unions in St. Paul, and the
members are at present working very
actively in the interests of early clos
ing in every manner. That wKch ia
receiving their special attention is the
bete noir of the proprietor—"early
closing on Saturday night!" The em
ployers are unanimous in saying that -
it cannot be accomplished, but the girls
are just as unanimous in saying that
nothing is impossible, and that within *
a very short time closing on Saturday \
at 6 o'clock will be an accomplished I
fact. Those stores that remain opan
on Sunday and late on week nights, ex
cept Saturdays, are receiving the un
divided attention of the "knock com- i
mittee" at every point. On Thursday
evening they found it necessary to ap
point a business agent for outside work.
Shoe Factory Uses Union Stamp.
Lady Shoeworkers, No. 319, affiliated
with the Boot and Shoe Workers' union,
is a very young organization, but pos
sessed of 125 members. To such good
uses have their endeavors been put that
a local shoe factory now uses their
stamp, assuring the wearer that it con
tains good material —for the union ab
solutely refuses to place its stamp up- :
on inferior goods, or goods into which j
has been put a scrub piece of leather—
and that the persons employed in
making them worked under good and '
healthful conditions and received good
pay. Miss Susie Kalkes is the presi- :
Local No. 7 of the Glove Makers'
union has a membership of seventy- :
five. They were organized one year
ago and are affiliated with the Ameri- '
can Federation of Labor last December
when the Glove Makers' of the United
States met in Washington, D. C, and
formed the International Glove Makers'
union. These people also have a label
which they will introduce to the local
public in the very near future and
will urge its patronage. The local
president is Miss May O'Loughlin.
Nearly everyone who is little nc
quainted with unionism and its under
lying principles cannot but associate
the word "union" with that of "strike."
But everything that has been accomp
lished by these bodies has been done
without either striking or threatening
to do so. They are all thoroughly well
organized and their different employers
recognize the fact that, though they
may be weak vessels individually,
united they are very formidable.
Tomorrow morning six more of the
sheet metal workers' striking members
will leave town for outside places to
enter upon the duties of their trade. The
original number of the men who struck
two weeks ago is now greatly reduced,
and others are leaving every "few days.
The officers declare that the men are
determined to stay out until the mat
ter is settled; that the best of order pre
vails in the ranks and that every little
while another firm will sign an "agree
ment, until in a short time all. or nearly
all, will have expressed their willingness
to grant the desired pay. Many commun
ications are coming from outside as
suring the men of immediate aid. should
it be required. However, the state of
the local treasury is far from low yet.
The total number of those firms who
have signed the demand is twenty-three,
leaving sixteen yet unsigned.
The local bartenders hold their first an
nual picnic today at Harris park, and
the best of times is looked forward to by
all. A programme has been prepared anii
addresses will be delivered by prominent
Had anyone said a few years ago that
today the musicians of every city of any
importance would be "unionized," he
would have been hooted. Today in St. Paul
there is a musicians' union." showing a
clean membership of 125 on its roster.
Another, equally as good, exists in Min
neapolis, and all are unanimous in say
ing that they are benefited by the pro
tection afforded by this union. On May 19
the international council will meet in In
dianapolis in convention, and much good
work is expected to be done.
Probably no union body ever made such
rapid strides as has the recently formed
Railway Car Men's union. At their last
meeting fifty-three new members were
admitted and applications from forty-live
others were read and accepted.
The trouble between the P. R. L. Har
denburpr company and their leather -work
ers was settled on Friday last by the
firm signing the piece work wage * scale
as demanded by the men. The men will
return to work tomorrow morning.