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The labor world. [volume] (Duluth, Minn.) 1896-current, September 26, 1896, Image 19

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F. A. Eggers, national secre­
tary of the Hotel and Restaur­
ant Employes' National Alliance,
has been in the city the past
The coopers are pushing the
boycott on the Imperial mill
products. The committee ap­
pointed by the Trades Assem­
bly are doing good work and
the strong arm of organized
labor in Duluth will yet com­
pel Mr. B. C. Church to come
off his high horse.
The Journeyman Barbers'
union give a ball Wednesday eve­
ning September 30, at Odd Fel­
lows hall. Tickets are placed at
the low price of $1.00. A good
time is assured to those attend­
ing. The barbers dance has al­
ways been among the most
pleasant affairs of the kind given
in the city.
The waiters are pushing or­
ganization as never before. An
effort is being made to unionize
the hotels of the city. The com­
mittee appointed to wait upon
the proprietors say courteous
treatment has been shown them
in almost every instance and the
prospects that every hotel will
employ union waiters in the
near future seem bright.
The waiter girls at the Tre
mont struck Tuesday evening
during the supper hour be­
cause one of their number had
been discharged. Unfortu­
nately the girls, are not organ­
ized so will not receive the sup­
port that the Waiters' union
and Trades Assembly could
give them in such instances.
The girls places have been
The Electrical workers danc­
ing party to be given October
8th promises to surpass any­
thing in a social way yet given
in the
city. The decorations will
be very unique and artistic.
Over 1,000 incandescent lights
will bo employed in decorating
the hall in various designs. The
effect will undoubtedly be a bril
lian one. The committee on ar­
rangements is J. D. Hayes, Al­
bert Starbird and W. A. Pearce,
which bespeaks a successful
venture. Don't forget the date
and place, Hunter's hall, October
8th. The best union music in
the city will be furnished.
Frank Egger, of Chicago,
general secretary and organizer
of the Hotel and Restaurant
Employe's National Alliance
and Bartenders' National
League, was in the city for a
few days last week. The
Waiters' union of Duluth, held
a reception in Mr. Egger's honor
which was a very pleasant
affair. The committee of ar­
rangements was composed of
How'sYour Boy's
School Suit?
Does it need re­
placing or will
a new pair of
pants enable
the rest of the
suit to do ser­
vice until cold
weather sets in?
We're ready to
supply your
wants whatev­
er they may be.
Bring your boy
in or come alone
if he's too busy to stop his play.
If the purchase fails to fit or is not
precisely the thing required, bring
it back and get your money.
Boy's all-wool School Suits,
$2.50, $3.00, $3.50, $3.95, $5.00.
Extra Knee Pants at 19c, 22c,
48c and 75c.
Reefer Jackets
and Overccats
at $3.00, $3.50, $4.00 and $5.00.
Besides, with each Boy's Suit or
Overcoat we give you, absolutely
free of all cost, abase ball bat and
catcher's mitt, or a pocket knife or
a School Outfit.
125-127 West Superior street.
Frank McDonald, Wm. Jami­
son, D. Fich, W. P. Wolcott
and Guy W. Fox. James M.
Murray, Wm. Jamison, J. F.
McDonald, G. W. Fox and Miss
Gelena Bonlore composed the
receiving committee. The re­
ception was held at the Elec­
trical Workers' hall. Ex-Pres­
ident Thomas Savard presided
and de^vered a very appropri­
ate address of welcome. Ad­
dresses were also made by Wm.
McEwen, secretary of the
Trades' Assemby, James M.
Murray, state organizer for the
waiters, and A. McCallum state
factory inspector. Mrs. Alex­
ander and daughter Miss
Georgia rendered several vocal
selections. Mr. Egger made an
excellent talk on unionism and
its condition throughout the
.The newly elected trustees of
the Union club met Monday
evening Sept. 14 and elected
Mrs. S. G. Akin president and
J. A. Blix secretary-treasurer.
Messrs.J.H. Baker, John Hayes,
Allen, C. M. Thomas and George
C. Findley make up the board
of directors. At present the
board is short of funds to go
ahead with the winter's work
but an effort will be made to pay
off all indebtedness and start in
with a lecture course about the
middle of November.
D. S. Heimerdinger, of New
York city, general organizer for
the American Federation of
Labor was in Duluth several
days this week. A special
meeting of the Trades Assem­
bly was called Monday evening
Sept. 21 to listen to an address
by Mr. Heimerdinger at which
time he unfolded his plans for
the formation of a label league.
He has been instrumental in
instituting leagues in several of
the western cities and it is very
probable his work will bear
fruit in Duluth. The weapons
of defense which the unions
have depended upon heretofore
have been the strike and boy­
cott, but if Mr. Heimerdinger's
predictions are fulfilled the
local label league is destined to
plant them. At any rate the
agitation of the label has a
far-reaching effect and works
advantageously to the unions.
A committee of five was ap­
pointed to consider the feasi­
bility of starting a label league
and report at the next meeting.
Organized labor, when hold­
ing meetings for educational
purposes should open wide its
doors and let the outsiders
know something of the grand
work the different unions
throughout the country are ac­
complishing. Many a man
can be made a friend just in
this way. Hold out the hand
of brotherhood conservatism,
at times, is an evil.

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