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Has been defined as the disposi
tion of one man to trust another.
This institution deals in credit
more truly than any bank in
town. It looks solely to the
borrower's standing among his
fellows. He need not own real
estate, stocks or bonds, but we do
require that he be steadily em
ployed and that he have a reputa
tion for common honesty. THERE
IS NO BETTER SECURITY.
Loans in any amount $50 to
$5,000 at 6 per cent and
a small fee.
No need to pay more. Investigate.
The Duluth Morris Plan Co.
20 Third Avenue West.
Melrose 592—Grand 2336.
Hours, 9 to 4 Sat., 9 to 1, 6 to 8.
Virginia Labor Organizations
Hold Mass Meeting and
Hear Labor Speakers.
A big labor mass meeting of 500
union men was held in Virginia last
Sunday afternoon under the aus
pices of the Virginia Trades and
Congressman W. L. Carss of Proc
tor, speaking on "The League of
Nations," outlined the plans of the
Covenant and told of the response
that is being made by labor through
out the country favoring the en
trance of the United States into such
Thomas McGrath, labor member
of the Minnesota house, speaking on
"Labor Legislation," stated that out
of the 30 bills presented the legis
lation affecting labor 26 had been
passed. He gave the outlines of
the immediate pay bill, the changes
in the compensation act, and the
other bills passed.
G. W. Lavvson, secretary of the
State Federation of Labor, speaking
on "Organization," told ot the
growth of the American Federation
of Labor, and also talked on col
lective bargaining and the value of
organization, declaring "The main
effort of the American Federation
of Labor is to make tomorrow at
least a little better than today."
Senator Michael Boylan, chairman
of the meeting, spoke on organiza
tion and the work that had been
done in the late session for and
against labor. He was introduced
by James C. Brower, secretary-treas
urer of the Virginia Trades and
WIRE MEN WANT MOKE.
Inside electrical workers in Du
luth are working under a five year
contract made before the war. They
are now meeting with their employ
ers and efforts are being made to
get an increase in wages to meet the
present cost of living.
FAVOR LABOR TEMPLE.
Twenty Duluth unions out of 61
in the city have already voted on
the proposition of building a labor
temple. Nineteen have voted in
favor and one against. The Brick
layers have their own hall and do
not feel like giving it up.
"PAL 0' MINE"
S. S. McDonald Is Selected by
Governor Frazer as Member
of State Insurance Board.
S. S. McDonald, president of the
North Dakota State Federation of La
bor, has been appointed by Governor
Frazier as a member to the working
men's compensation" board of that
state to administer the state insur
Mr. McDonald is now residing at
Grand Forks. He began his career in
the labor movement in Duluth, hav
ing made his residence here for a
number of years. He began work in
this city as a machinist and was em
ployed at the National* Iron Works.
He later became a linotype machinist
and was employed at various times on
both Duluth daily papers.
He took an active interest in local
labor circles, served as president of
the Federated Trades Assembly and
as a vice president of the Minnesota
State Federation of Labor from the
Eighth Congressional district. He left
Duluth several years ago to accept a.
position on a Grand Forks paper.
The newspapers of North Dakota
speak highly of Mr. McDonald's ap
pointment. The Bismark Palladium
editorially comments on it as follows:
"The appointment of S. S. McDon
ald, of Grand Torks, as a membfer of
the workmen's compensation board,
will meet with the approval of organ
ized labor all over the state. Mr. Mc
Donald is president of the North Da
kota State Federation of Labor, which
office he has filled with credit to him
self and labor for a number of years,
and he has seen the federation grow
from a mere handful to a"bi'g organi
"No one has ever questioned where
Mr. McDonald stood on matters per
taining to unionsim, and he has sac
rificed more than any man In the
northwest in an effort to improve the
working conditions of laboring men
and women. It was Mr. McDonald
who started the agitation for the pro
gram of labor legislation which was
recently enacted in this state, and he
is probably better posted on the com
pensation law than any other man in
the state of North Dakota.
"Mr..McDonald is a member of the
Typographical union of Grand Forks,
where he has been employed for sev
eral years. Labor unions in that city
have flourished, under his leadership,
and he recently assisted in the organ
ization of 10 new union, which
makes Grand Forks one of the best, if
not the best, organized city in the
START CO-OPERATIVE STORES.
A movement has been started in
the West End by the several unions
which meet in that portion of the
city for the organization of a, string
of co-operative stores in Duluth.
BREWERS GRANT INCREASES.
The three Duluth breweries, in
spite of the fact that they must quit
making beer, have granted increases
in wages to all their employes. A
new contract was entered into with
the Brewers' union this week.
THIS IS TO CERTlFY.Ti«t this ium mum
•ccotfiiK* with II* nk llw AnulpraaM Mart C*tun
MC4 Battlnr Wwkami «f North AiMrfea. A. F.
Where this Card is displayed
you will find unity. Unity
means good fellowship. We
ask you to join the crowds
Senator W. F. Dunn to Address
Mooney Protest Meeting to
Be Held Here.
W. F. Dunn, state senator in Mon
tana and editor of the Butte. Dally
Labor Eulletin, has-been engaged
by the Mooney Defense c0mn9itjt.ee
of the Federated Trades assembly
to deliver the principal address here
at a Mooney protest meeting to be
held Sunday, May 11.
The committee in charge'"has been
holding a number of meetings, can
vassing among the unions and. other
wise preparing the field for concerted
action in behalf ot the release of
Mooney and' Billings*' the two men
who were convicted through per
jured evidence, since proven, in con
nection '.vlth the death of a num
ber of people resulting from an ex
plosion during a preparedners pa
rade in San Francisco.
Senator Dunn will epeak at the
Workers' Opera, Fifth avenue East
and Third street, at 2 o'clock in the
afternoon, Sunday, May 11. He will
speak in the evening at Woodmen's
hall in the West End at 8 o'clock.
He is thoroughly familiar with every
phase of the cases against these
union men who were sent to prison
because of their activities in behalf
of organized labor, and it is.' ex
pected a large number of working
men and women will attend the
The committee has arranged for
Senator Dunn to speak at Two Har
bors ilonday evening, PrOctor, Tues
day, and Superior, Wednesday.
Suite 413, First National
Melrose 471—Grand 471.
UNION VOTES TO POSTPONE
STRIKE HOPES TO SETTLE
There will be nil dock strike in
Duluth and Superior* this week at
least. At a meeting of Electrical
Workers' union No. 524, held at
French hall Wednesday evening, it
was voted to continue negotiations
with the coal dock companies, and
another meeting will be held next
Monday evening to take final action.
The members ttsk for a 15 per
cent Increase in wages. They are
now working under a war labor
board decision. A committee has
been working with the dock man
agers several weeks in the hope of
bringing about a settlement without
a strike. The union consists of
electrical workers and cranesmen
employed on coal docks at the head
of the lakes and Two Harbors.
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-THE LABQB Wofti#
LABOR ASSEMBLY PUTS
OVER MUCH WORK
It took" tife FfedSrfcted Trades as
sembly nearly four hours to trans
act its .business- last Friday evening.
There Was. a lot'of it and the dele
gates went through it with despatch,.
'President William F. Murnian pre
sided, and while the debate at times
was noisy and exciting, he managed
to keep decorum and good order.
Several new delegates were seated
A committee consisting' of E. Munke
by, ,H. L. Moran and C. Goldsmith
was appointed to visit the hardware
dealers of the city and urge them
to cease selling' non-union stoves
manufactured by iion-union stove
concerns in- Detroit. The firms are
the Michigan Stoye Company, the
Peninsular Stove company and the
Detrq'it Stove Works. These firms
are ,at cuts with the Stove Mount
ers' union and have stubbornly re
fused to arbitrate the difference ex
isting between them and the union
as suggested by the United States
liureau of Labor. They have also
refused to meet-committees from the
A. F. of It.
The delegates from the Molders*
union reported that they were ne
gotiating with the National Iron
Works and hoped to report a set
tlement 'by the next meeting of
A majority and* minority report
was received from the special com
mittee appointed at a previous meet
ing to investigator the plan of indus
trial organization proposed by the
Seattle Central Labor union by
which all of the organizations in
the A. F. of L. would be united into
12 main organizations. The plan
would revolutionize the American
Federation of Labor.
The majority report of the com
mittee recommended that the- mat
ter be referred to the A. F. of L.
The minority report, signed by Dele
gate Adams of the Boilermakers'
union, recommended that the assem
bly go on record in favor of the
plan. After prolonged discussion the
matter vas referred back to the
committee with the request that the
members try to get together on a.
The Cabinet Makers' delegates re
ported that one of their members
had been discharged by the Duluth
Show. Case company ©n account of
his union membership. The member
had been appointed to committee
duty in presenting a proposed work
ing agreement. His name appeared
on a communication sent to the firm
and he was "fired" the next day.
Another step jliv labor's entrance
into the industrial, .life of the city
was broached when a proposition
was made to start a system of co
operative. stores, in Duluth through
the formation, ofstock companies
The matter will be put to the dif
ferent locals of the city with a view
to obtaining an expression of opin
ion from them.
Henry Psreault, chairman of the
organization committee, reported
that the cooks and waiters had re
organized and a special meeting
would be ljeld next Friday evening
for the purpose of initiating a class
of new members. ,,
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MAKERS OF THE WELL-KNOWN BRANDS*
You wanted a cigarette
with the label—here it
is—as good as you are
now using —1 plus the
tf you are a good UNION
man USE UNION
IDLE HOUR cigarettes
are now on sale in most
places where tobacco is
sold. Any dealer can get
this brand from his job
-The United States
Epicure Tobacco .......,15J
Central Union (cut
Plug) ...... ........J..15e
WE HAVE MOVED TO
227 West Superior Street
First National Bank Bldg (New Part.)
DROP IN AND SEE US.
MAY 3, 1919.
Rational Iron Works Concede All
Return to Work.
The National Iron Works arid the
local Molders* union have come to
an agreements After considerable
deliberation and several conferences
minor points were cleared up and
the members of the unioft returned
to the work they left several weeks
Under the terms of the Agreement
molders will receive a minimum of
80 cents an hour -with the eight
hour day time and one-half for
overtime and doyble time for, Sun
days and legal holidays. All of the
points contended for. by the union
when the molders, went on: strike
were conceded by the National.
H. R. Armstrong and Walter M.
Evered /represented the National' in
the negotiations, and Patrick Brady,
Frank Fagan and E. D. Luedke rep
resented the union. The member& of
the committee speak highly of the
cordial treatment accorded to them
by Messrs. Armstrong and" Evened.
The strike at the Clyde continues.
Strike-breakers are at work/ men
sent here by the National Metal
Trades association, but It is said in
union circles that the Clyde will feel
the effect of the strike more from
now on than it has in the past. Eco
nomic pressure will be brought to
bear in the various lumber camps of
the south, west and in foreign coun
tries where the Clyde goods are mar
The molders have conducted a
clean strike, free from radicalism
and disorder. No molder 'has been
arrested for violating the law. The
members of the union are being con
gratulated by organized labor on ac
count of having' secured the eight
hour day, the chief point at* issue.
LABOR BANK LOOKS GOOD.
The committee of the .Federated
Trades assembly appointed to- inves
tigate the proposition of starting a
labor bank here is meeting with good
success. A .definite report is ex
pected at an early 'meeting.
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"PAL 0' MINE"
NEW BLOUSES, SHIRTS FOR BOYS
Best Values at The Big Duluth.
mow Is in Bl
Cottage, and Porch Call for
And to be able to buy new natural
willow at a saving of 25 cents o» the
dollar is a full blown' rose in the garden
^--Tables, Ferneries with dangling
Cages, Day-beds^ Tea Wagons, lounging
Chaises and other items together with
all the newest, latest mahogany and oak
wood notes for living rooip, library, den
—all at a saving of 25 cents on the dollar.
Stop on Floor 4, and see why.
ON STRIKE FOR
Cloth hat and cap makers in the
employ of the Smith & Johnson com
pany went on strike Monday,. after
noon for the 44-hour Week.' Three
men and five women are involved.
The employes waited for the legist
lature to pass the 48-hour week bill
for working girls, but it' failed to do
.so,' and they went on strike for four
hours better. They were working 53
The head cutter for this firm re
ceives $33 a tweek.. He is an old mem
ber of the cloth hat and cap makers'
union and is one of the men who
think Mr. Gompers of the American
Federation of Labor gets. $50,0 OjQ. a
year to sell out to the "capitalistic
fclass." He presented the demands of
the girls and when the employers
asked where he would be found he
said, "I am of the working class."
He was immediately discharged and
the Other employes went out in, sym
pathy, still pressing their demands
for the 44-hour week. The second
man gets $20 a week and the third
man $16. The wages of the girls
run from $8 to $12 a week. They
are not asking for more money.
Application for a charter has been
made to the international union,
which is a rival of the A. F.. of L.
It is known as the United Cloth Hat
and Cap Makers' union of America.
W. A. Franklin is local president
And Joseph Jacobson has been elect
ed secretary, pending the receipt of
EIGHT-HOUR LAW DON'T
APPLY TO'STATE WORK
PORTLAND, Ore., May 2.—The at
torney general of this state has made
an unofficial ruling that' irrigation
work done .by public improvement
districts .which use the credit of the
state is not public work under the pro
visions of the state eight hour law.
If-.this decision is sustained it will
.probably prevent state officials, from
interfering with private employment
agencies sending men to this work
where the nine Jiour day is the rule.
SPRING SUITS AND OVERCOATS
Best Values at The Big Duluth.
TAe SJicppitiQ Ctt\ieref Duluth
Suiting All at Suitable Prices
"How glad I am to know that it is possible to get a suit
without paying a fortune for it!" This voluntary ex
pression comes time after time as a direct response to our
insistent advertising of "$22.50 to $79.50" as our price
limits on late'suit models.
ENTER WASH SUITS
A trifle early, but thrice welcome anyhow. At $12.50
to $22.50 Gaberdine, Crash and Linen models in Blue,
Pink, Ecru and White box styles, snappy vests, bows in
the back, everything about them is so suggestive of "go
ing somewhere most gladly."
"FOR SILVER THREADS"
Many times when "silver threads" come on a black serg$
or tricotine suit just takes the*"sting" (Gray, by the way,
is one of the prettiest shades hair ever assumed) away.
With a tricotine vest or a
crepe de chine facing on the
collar, we are sure of it.
Unparalleled Valuss in
They embrace all that's newest and smartest in the Wrap
ping World— 4
—with drape effects that are grace itself*
—with linings -as handsome as beauty itself*
They lend a distinctiveness to your costume that few,
articles of clothing can boast of.
Dolmans, Gapes, Coats within the range of $22.50 to
NEWCOMERS EVERY WEEK.
Protest to Glty Council Against
The Plumbers' union has proteiJ^
to the city, ^council against the ne3»£
ratified dual water system ordinal!*'
passed by the city commissioners*
opposition to the order ,of the stat- ..,
board of health. A committee head-"
.jed by H.. R. Tinkham, secretary of
the union, appeared before the coun
cil to voice the opposition ot the
journeymen plumbers, contending
that the connection of private water
plants getting their water from an
impure supply with the city water
connection, contained an element of
It seems that down in the whole
sale district near the water front
Water, is secured for the boilers and
sprinkler systems, and for other
than drinking purposes from the bay
by means of private pumping sys
tems. Sometimes these private sys^_
tems get out of order, and to guard
against property loss and inconven
ience, connection is made direct With
the city water supply which may
flow automatically into the private
systems at any time the pumps quit
working. Triple back water or check
valves have been installed to prevent
the bay water from being pumped
back into the city mains.
It is held by plumbers that no
back water or check valve, "which
opens and clpses by forward pressure,
is reliable. They claim that sedi
ment, pebbles or other particles fre
quently lodge in the seat of. such
valves, and when this occurs they
cease to close entirely. So if the
pressure from pumps taking water
from the bay becomes .greater^ than
the city pressure, impure water will
be pumped 1 in the city mains. This
would pollute the city water and en
danger the health of those who
drink it. All consumers of city
water on: lower Lake avenue would
be given contaminated water from
the city mains.
Experts,' on the. other hand, hold
that the triple check valve is abso
lutely certain. T. W. Hugo is a
strong defender of this- valve. The
plumbers were unable to get satis
faction from the council, and the^
have been invited to investigate the
system as installed complete in the
-3AVS 1SHH3XNI KI XKIH1
Qeahed From the Second
Fitted Combijiations._::.].....-. ^.50 to $4.95
Semi-Fitted Combinations. ..$2*50 to $4»95
Envelope Chemise .$2£0 to $4.95
Slumber Gowns •$2^0 to $4.95
SMALL TOT SWEATERS—
Slip-on Sweaters _„.S5^0
Open-froht Sweaters $^75
Tuftjiioise, Pink and Salmon Combinations.
Underwaists, 9 to 6 years..... ...65c to 75e
Plain and lace trfmmed.)