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Two members of the National
Woman's party. Miss Mabel Vernon
of Nevada and Mrs. Lawrence Lewis
of Philadelphia, will speak in Duluth
Monday night, Oct. 22, at Coffin's
Dancing academy. Lake avenue and
First street. Miss Vernon represent­
ed the National Woman's party at the
conference of the League of Liberals
We have not advanced our selling price on
You will save at least $15.00 on your Heater
if you buy from us.
Northern Hardware Co.
222 West Superior St. 408 Fifty-fifth Ave. W.
The little lads Union Suit
Has your boy the right
kind of underwear?
Here at the Columbinb
you have the choice of
four famous makes.
Munsingwear for boys
4 to 13 years of age, in
gray cotton mi\tures, till
woolen naturals, mixtures
of cotton and wool and
mixtures of silk and wool.
Prices $1, $1.50, $1.75 and
up to $2.50 for the Union
Lackawanna Twins,
either all woolen or wool
and cotton mixed Union
Suits at $1.25 and up to
A heavy Stephenson
Union Suit with closed
crotch is a splendid gar­
ment, $1.75.
S to
ribbed Union Suits at 75
Third Ave. W.
held in St. Louis last April, and was
a member of the committee appointed
by that conference to urge upon the
president the immediate passage of
the suffrage amendment as a war
measure. Miss Vernon was the only
woman invited to speak at the con­
ference of the Nonpartisan league in
St. Paul in September. Mrs. Lewis is
one of the suffragists who has not
only worked and spoken for suffrage,
but has served a workhouse sentence
for insisting upon her right to peti­
tion the government for political lib­
cents hqve a very nice
feel and do not scratch.
Lambsdown fleece Union
Suits—same old quality
and price—$1.00.
Oh, yes, some new
men's overcoats came in
yesterday about which
we are anxious to tell
An ivy green double
breasted Trench Coat at
$17 that has all the style
lines of the higher pricer
Then there is a new
olive plaid Trench Coat
of good weight just a
little different in style—
something for the your
Buy a "Ford"—a new
heavy weight cravenctted
Foot Note:
Hose for men,
women and
Clothing Co
After awaiting instructions from
the officers of the American Alliance
for Labor and Democracy in regard
to organization details, the Federated
Trades Assembly, at its meeting last
Friday night in Owls' hall, appointed,
a committee of five to co-operate
with W. E. McEwen, local A. F. of L.
organizer, in the formulation of plans
for the organization of a local branch
of the alliance. The committee con­
sists of J. E. Jensen, chairman E. A.
Sabel, W. J. Dutcher, R. J. Coole and
Henry Pereftult.
Mr. McEwen, in a communication
to the assembly several weeks ago.,
broached the proposition of forming
a local branch, but action was post­
poned, while Secretary Dutcher was
instructed to obtain full particulars
from the alliance officers. Last Fri­
day night -a communication was re-,
ceived from Secretary Morrison, ex­
plaining the objects and purposes of
the organization, including a copy of
the declaration of principles. With
but one dissenting vote, the delegates
voted to launch a local branch. It is
expected that a report on the progress
of the movement will be made at the
next meeting of the assembly.
The delegates from the Carpenters'
and Painters' unions stated that the
Bowman Construction company was
erecting a building at First avenue
East and First street, and requested
the appointment of a committee to
interview the contractor and endeavor
to secure a union agreement on the
work. The following were named on
the committee: J. J. Anderson, H.
Stevens and E. Munkeby.
A communication was received from
the Collar Makers' union stating that
union-made collars may be procured
A. F. Whitney Tells Local Lodge
About Work of Brother­
A. F. Whitney, vice president of the
Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen of
Chicago, addressed a meeting of Du­
luth Lodge No. 831, Sunday evening,
at Woodman hall, in the West End.
Mr. Whitney outlined briefly the re­
sults of the various general commit­
tee meetings in St. Paul and Minne­
apolis where he has been assigned by
the grand lodge to assist fche commit­
tee on the Great Northern, Northern
Pacific, Minneapolis and St. Louis,
"Omaha" and Soo lines. He charged
the members present with the import­
ance of careful consideration- and
preparation of all grievances to avoid
embarrassment of the committees
handling grievances and the necessity
of faithful observance of the laws of
both the railways and the brother­
The vice president also outlined
agreements recently entered into with
nearly all western raijrqads, where
the seniority rights" of the members
of the brotherhood who are now or
will be called upon for military or
naval service will be protected. This
ruling was agreed to by the various
managements and will automatically
reinstate them to their former posir
tions at the close of the war or upoii
being honorably discharged.
Mr. Whitney in conclusion admon­
ished the members to perform their
duty to their employers and the
brotherhood fearlessly, intelligently
and with the high degree of integrity
that the brotherhood teaches, remem­
bering always the "Golden Rule," "Do
unto others as you would have them
do unto you."
Sunday afternoon Mr. Whitney ad­
dressed a meeting of Superior Lodge
No. 450 at Tower hall. Many mem­
bers of the brotherhood were pres­
ent from surrounding towns.
The Duluth Morris
Plan Co.
Will Loan Money to Citizens to
Buy iLberty Loan Bonds.
We will loan up to the face value
of the bonds—taking the bonds as
security—waiving any co-makers
and without investigation charges.
You Can Then Put Your Weekly
Savings into tW liberty Loan
20 Third Avenue West.
Course in
Arithmetic, Drafting, French,
Spanish, Electricity,'Shorthand,
Typewriting and Bookkeeping.
Trades Assembly Appoints Committee to Have Charge ot Or­
ganization Organizer Ross of Bakers Makes Lengthy Talk.
at The Big Duluth and Floan & Lev
Ross Makes Talk.
Herman Ross, international organ­
izer for the Bakers' union, made a
lengthy talk in which he related the
growth of his union in the last few
years, saying that one of the largest
eastern firms, employing 800 mem­
bers in 14 plants, had been unionized,
and that generally the bakers were
prosperous, despite the fact that
many of them were being called to
the military service, creating,,a short­
age of men, and a consequent de­
mand for women bakers. Mr. Ross
was inythe Twin Cities during the re­
cent street car strike and told an in­
teresting account of the events lead­
ing up to the settlement. He empha­
sized the necessity of union men help­
ing one another by purchasing union
made goods, thanked the delegates
for the support given the local Bak­
ers' union, and asked a continuation
of such support.
According to Mr. Ross, the Zins
master-Smith bakery is still unfair,
and the boycott of Butternut bread is
still in effect.
Delegate Sabel of the Barbers'
union reported that two proprietors,
J. H. Sullivan and A. Tesdahl, among
those recently placed on the unfair
list, had signed agreements with his
local. He urged patronage of only
those shops which displayed the union
The appointment of two housewives
to voluntary report price changes and
other data weekly to the Food Ad­
ministration at Washington was post­
poned until the next meeting.
President Murnian presided at the
meeting and there was a fair attend­
Miss Mabel Vernon of Nevada
and Mrs. Lawrence Lewis of Phil­
adelphia, of the National Woman's
Tarty, will speak at
Lake Avenue and First Street
8 P. M.
At Meeting of Carpenters Gold
Ring Presented to President
County Attorney Warren E. Greene
made a patriotic address at the meet­
ing of Carpenters' union No. 361 last
Tuesday evening at Rowley hall. He
explained why the United States
entered the war, and urged eajCh one
to be loyal and patriotic in his sup­
port of the government. Mr. Greene
held the closest attention of the mem­
bers for about an hour.
Jdent Samuel Skrove was
with a handsome gold ring
|f carpenters' emblem in recog
nU^WT of his services. .Mr, Skrove
is foreman of the construction work
on houses being erected at the ship­
building plant at Spirit lake, and has
succeeded in obtaining about twenty
new members. His influence has re­
sulted in the closed shop on that
Councilman Wahlquist of Minne­
apolis, formerly state organizer for
the carpenters, is in the city on a
short visit and made a brief speech.
A large number of communications
were received and other routine busi­
ness was transacted.
Refreshments were served at the
conclusion of the meeting.
J. M. U. Thompson, aged 81, a
pioneer resident of Duluth, died last
Saturday night at St. Luke's hospital.
The funeral was held Monday, with
interment in Forest Hill cemetery.
Mr. Thompson is well known among
the older residents, having lived In
this city for many years, coming hei'e
in 1870. At one time he held exten­
sive land interests and was reputed
to be very wealthy, but suffered busi­
ness reverses in the panic of .1893.
Mr. Thompson Is survived by three
daughters and seven sons: Mrs. Read,
Mrs. Clara E. Le May of Corsicana,
Texas Mrs. Bertha A. Wood of Buf­
falo, N. Y. William F. and Horace
H. Thompson of Duluth, Charles E.
and Walter S. Thompson of Mahtowa,
John P. Thompson of. Barnum, Ar­
thur M. Thompson* of Barkdale, Wis.,
and Alfred R. Thompson of James­
town, N. D.
One son, John, of Barnum, is pub­
lisher of the newspaper there, and
was a charter apprentice member of
Typographical tfnioiT No. 136, the
first local organized in Dulutlu
OCTOBER 20,1917.
Complaiets Apnst Railroad
and Ship Company Made at
Painters' Meeting.
Many important matters were con­
sidered at the meeting of Painters'
Union No. 106 last Tuesday evening at
Brown's hall.
Business Agent Munkeby reported
that the D., M. & N. railroad was em­
ploying about 20 painters at Proctor,
who were being paid $3.65 for a 10
hour day, while the union scale is
$4.60 for eight hours. He also stated
that the McDougall-Duluth company
at Spirit lake was employing five
painters at less than the union scale
for a nine-hour day. He expressed
the belief that the patriotism of these
two companies might be appealed to
in order to obtain union conditions and'
A communication was received from
the Bowman Construction company
stating that union painters would be
employed on the building being erected
at First avenue East and First street
by that firm. A committee from the
Trades Assembly had visited Mr.
Bowman, and is given credit for. hav­
ing induced that action.
Butternut on Unfair List.
A communication was received from
the Trades Assembly in behalf of the
Bakers' and Confectioners' union,
stating that the Zinzmaster-Smith
bakery was still unfair to the latter,
and that the boycott against Butter­
nut bread was still in effect. All
union men are urged to refrain from
purchasing that brand of bread.
A donation of $5 was made to the
Molders' Mooney defense fund, to be
used in the attempt to secure
Mooney's^ freedom.
Many" indorsements are still coming
in for the candidacy of J. E. Jensen
for the fourth vice presidency of the
international brotherhood, and indi­
cations are that he will make a strong
bid for that office at the election to
be held Dec. 9.
A communication was received from
the State Federation of Labor, urging
that all contributions made to tobacco
funds for the soldiers be sent to the
fund conducted by the A. F. of L.,
which will be expended for union
made tobacco only.
The relief committee reported that
S. M. Lindberg was on the sick list.
City Commissioners Ask State
Public Safety Commission
to Investigate.
P* G. Phillips, commissioner of
utilities, at the council meeting last
Monday afternoon, introduced a reso­
lution, which was unanimously
adopted, asking the state public saf­
ety commission to make a thorough
investigation of the local4 coal situa­
tion. There was only a short dis­
cussion, the commissioners agreeing
that coal prices are exorbitant, and
that the alleged shortage on the local
docks should be looked into. The
resolution follows:
Whereas, The residents of the citv
compelled to purchase
coal for heating and other purposes
at prices which, in the opinion of this
council are considered exorbitant.
Resolved. That this council hereby
requests the state safety commission
of the state of Minnesota to make a
thorough investigation of the condi­
tions surrounding the so-called coal
situation, with a view of relieving, at
least partially, the unjust burden that
has been placed upon our citizens.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa, Oct. 18.—The
trades and labor assembly has placed
woman organizer in the field to in­
terest her sex in the benefits of trade
Dancing Classes
Tuesday Evening
8 P. M.
lessons by appointment.
13 Lake Ave. North.
Either Phone, 203.
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Gable Breaks on Lift at Bridge
Three men were seriously injured
and several other workmen had nar­
row escapes from injuries when a
heavily loaded temporary elevator at
Bridgeman-Russell's new plant at
Eleventh avenue West and Michigan
street, broke Tuesday morning. The
elevator was being hoiste.d to one of
the upper stories of the structure and
besides carrjyng .three men was laden
with materials. The cable broke and
the elevator crashed to the ground.
Andrew Nelson, 209 Third avenue
West, and Dominick Marz, 126 West
Michigan street, sustained fractured
ankles while Theodore Graham, 1904
Baxter avenue, Superior, suffered a
fracture of the ribs and bruises about
the body. These three fell with the
elevator. They were removed to St.
Mary's hospital. They were employed
by Farnum Bros., contractors, who
have charge'of the construction of the
*nake» hl| h. Hnve your salt
ORCt b'K ®r Ladies hand bac
repaired. Reasonable price*. It
228 Went First Street.
We Sell Union Made Clothes tor Men
Suits, Overcoats, Shirts, Hats, Underwear,
Shoes, etc.? and invite your call when you need
such goods. Union salesmen to wait on you.
Tke Glass Block
"The Shopping Center of Duluth
Savings—Dress Goods
and Silks!
Friday we call special attention to these selected offer­
ings from the sale of Dress Goods and Silks. Every item a
Glass Block value every item marked down:
$4.00 AND $4.50—New
Warm Blankets
Are Needed Now
Jackson—Plain white corded
nink, blue and tan. Size 72x84
value $10.00 Special $8^0
block plaid four
colors size 72x80 value $12.00.
Hamilton—Finest quality wool
plain, with border size 78x90
value $18.00. Special
Sinclaire—Fine hair stripe plaid
(no finer quality) size 78x80
value $18.00. Special $J550
Coatings, Novelty Wool Velour
Coatings, French Velour de Laine,
heavy Twilled Velours, Chenille
Cheviot Coatings Llama, Zibe
lirie, Burella cloth, Kumfy cloth—
all 54 inches wide. In every want­
ed coating color new shades of
beetroot, Russian green, raisin,
chestnut, taupe, navy, sapphire,
plum, serge, blue and black. Per
.$3.50, $4.00
$2^0—Of finest yarns all worst­
ed serges—Imperial Serge Twill,
Peter Thompson Serges, Men's
Serges, India Twill Serges, etc.
For one-piece dresses, pleated
skirts or tailored serges for suits
—44 to 54 inches wide. Per
.• $1.25
An exceedingly handsome quality
in all late dress colors taupe,
navy, beetroot, gunmetal gray,
Japan blue, old blue. Worth $3.50
yard, now
Closing Their October Piano
and Phonograph Campaign
Only 15 Days Left
$275 Walnut Piano now
$375 -Mahogany Piano now
$450 Walnut Piano now
$550 Oak Piano now
$025 Mahogany Piano now
$550 Player Piano now $385.00
$750 Player Piano now $585.00
$900 Player Piano now .$685.00
Big bargains in Grand Pianos. Two
good Organs at $22.50 and $27.50.
Phonographs $15, $25, $45, $55, $75, $100,
$175, $225 and $200 value for $100. Vic­
tor Records, sung by Mine. Schuinann
Heink and other good artists, 50 cents
on the dollar. Few Edison Horn Phono­
graphs $1.50, $2.50 and $11.50 Player
Piano Music Rolls 50 cents on the doilar
and some still less.
All of our Pianos are made
best piano manufacturers in the
and most of them are leading standard
makes and the world's lvst Pianos,
Player Pianos and Grand Vianos.
Act quickly, we must r.iake room for
the large stock of Swell.. Musical Instru­
ments which our Mr. I.orby has bought
while in the east.
Be sure and look for the No. 26 Lake
avenue North.
Stores: 26 to 30 Lake Ave. North.
Dress Satins a
grade of unmistakable durability,
in a large assortment of dress col­
ors. Yard
—In extremely rich designs and
colors many in Oriental patterns
—Japanese and floral effects of
every color tint. Yard
36-inch Colored Dress Taffeta Silk
—exquisite shades of every sort
navy blue, Burgundy, rose, gray,
green. All evening shades white,
also black. You make no mistake
if you buy this silk now. Per
yard $1.50
LINING SATINS, $1.50—36-inch
Novelty Satins—for fancy linings
for cfeats. A two-season guaran­
teed satin." Sale price, yard....$J,50
36-inch Belding's Fqjicy Satins—
for linings. A marvelous variety
that will add to the appearance of
your coat or suit all colors. Per
yard $2.00
Smart Coats
Here's a group of Wool Velour
Coats, nicely tailored, with big*
scarf collars, belts, slit pockets
and turnback cuffs Special today
at ..—
Another group of Wool Velours
with large collars and cuffs with
black plush bands. Special.„.$J6.50
Plush Coats, with deep Kuann
border, collar and cuffs $£5.00
—Second Floor.
A fine assortment of odd silver pieces at
This is an offer celebrating the establishment of our
new silverware department in the
—Downstairs Store.

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