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Endorsed by the Trades and Labor
Council of Hamilton, Ohio.
Endorsed by the Middletown T'.aaes
and Labor Council of Middlelown O
Endorsed by the Labor Legislative
League of Butler, Preble and Mont
gomery Counties.
L&undry workers at Tacoma,
Wash., are endeavoring to estab
lish a union laundry to compete
with the non union laundries.
The Butchers' Union of St. Louis
announces that Hams can now be
purchased on the St. Louis market
bearing the uuion label of that or
The plasterers of Alliance, Ohio
have formed a local union, every
member of that craft working in
that city being on the charter roll
No demands on employers will be
made during the curient year.
The strike of the Printing Press
men and Feeders of San Francisco
is still on, though conferences are
in progress looking to a settlement
There appears a wide difference of
opinion, but the Pressmen on strike
feel confident of an ultimate vic
The union hatters of Los Ange
les announce that they have just
concluded an agreemect with their
employers covering a wage scale
and bill of prices for, ihe ensuing
year. The new scale carries with
it a moderate increase aud a few
minor changes in working condi
The Baldwin Locomotive Works
has laid off 1600 men from the
night force of its plant at Eddy
stone. From a capacity production
of forty-four engines a week tbe
plant is now turning out but nine
a week. The company officials de
clared they feared hard times in
the future and that they are taking
Members of the Linemen's Un
ion, employed by the Kinlcck Tel
ephone Company, have secured an
increased scale of wages. The
Linemen made a demand for 50
cents per day, but a compromise
was finally reached whereby 25
cents per day was agreed upon be
tween the managers of the Tel
ephone Company and the Line
men's Union.
Au arbitration board that will
investigate and make an award in
the controversy between the con
ducors and trainmen and the Bur
lington Railroad have taken up
their work in Chicago. As to the
time required in the presenting of
both sides there seems to be no idea
at present. The board will con
tinue in session until all evidence
is presented.
The two factions of the Sheet
Metal Workers in New York have
agreed to settle their differences.
All details have been worked out
and a new union is to be formed
and a full set of officers elected.
It is confidently believed that after
the new corps of officers is installed
In office the organization will make
up for the progress which has been
long delayed by the absence here
tofore of complete unanimity.
Members of Canton, Ohio Typo
graphical Union are now working
under the new wage scale which
recently went into effect, and which
is in operation on all newspapers
and in every job printing shop of
any consequence in the city. The
newspaper scale is an increase for
linotype operators from $19.20 to
$21 per week. Journeymen job
priuters are now receiving $19 per
week, an increase of $1. Job fore
men were increased from $21 to
$22. An agreement carrying this
wage scale will continue for two
Mlllmen Secure Increase.
Fresno, Cal., Nov. 28.—The
Millmen's Union, through the
Freshno County Building Trades
Council, has signed a new working
agreement with the Mill Owners'
Association, which immediately be
came effective and will continue
until July 1, 1915. The new agree
ment carries with it an increase of
$78 a year for practically ell of the
employes. Under the old agree
ment the milluien received only
straight time for overtime work,
but under the new agreement thev
will receive time aud one-half for
all over time. The new agreement
also makes a change in the scale
on outside contracts. Hereafter
the millmen on outside contracts
are to receive the same compensa
tioia as members of the Carpenters'
Union, which is $5 for an eight
hour day, this being an increase of
$1 per day for millmen for this
class of work. Changes iu the box
departments have also been made,
reducing the hours from nine to
eight, with a small increase in
wages. One significant feature is
here brought to view in that the
increase in wages for the first year
of all the employes is sufficient to
pay their dues in the Carpenters'
Union for six and one-half years.
This is an investment which cannot
be duplicated outside the ranks of
organized labor.
Teamsters Get Eight tfour.s
Worcester Mass., Nov. 28.
Teamsters employed on municipal
work, who for many years have
been compelled to labor ten hours
a day, while other men worked
only eight hours, because of a tech
nicality in the law, have now gone
to the eight hour basis. This was
made possible through the passage
of an amendment which went into
effect on July 1. In several cities
there w^s a question as to the real
meaning of the amendment and it
was referred to city solicitois for a
ruling. In all cases, incl .ding
Wv.rces*er, the law was declared
as specific and meaning that the
Teamsters, like all other workmen
employed by municipalities, came
under the eight hour woik day.
The amendment and the ruling
was largely brought about through
the efforts of organized labor. The
members of the Teamsters' Unioa
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Sizes 11^ to 2 $1.50
Sizes to 11 $l£35
Sizes 5 to 8... 16
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are much pleased over the result,
as they are now to come into pos
session of the eight hour day with
out a corresponding reduction in
Stands For Square Deal.
Little Falls, Minn., Nov. 28.—
The Pappers of this city have been
on strike since last May One of
those heavily interested in the
paper industry is B. F. Nelson, a
millioaire lumberman and paper
manufacturer of Minneapolis. The
company turned the management
of the mill over to a strike-breaking
agency, which imported into Little
Falls a number strongarm men.
Nelson wanted these thugs appoint
ed police officers. They were- not
citizens of the state and the Mayor
refused to appoint them. Nelson
demanded that he appoint theni,
but the Mayor refustd. A number
of citizens were appointed, how
ever, aa peace officers, tut they
were not of the type of men
brought in by strike-breakers agen
cy. Being unable to move the
Mayor, Nelson demanded that the
Governor of the state remave the
Mayor. Iu this he was also un
successful, for the Governor re
fused to comply with, the demand,
and Mayor Johnson of Little Falls
is still on the job.
Practical Fraternity.
Denver, Nov. 28.—The lecent
consolidation of newspapers in this
city created a situation which the
local Typographical Union met in
an effective manner. These con
solidations had the effect of abolish
ing the positions of approximately
fifty men. In the emergency the
local Typographical Union passed
a five day law, whereby all union
Priuters holding situations are to
work but five days in any one week
thus giving an opportunity for
those who have lost their pjsitions
through the consolidations and the
dullness in the book and job branch
to secure at least a little work. In
addition to this the union has au
thorized its executive officers to
furnish each member who desires
to leave the city a sum not to ex
ceed $50, thus giving those who
desire to look for work in other
cities an opportunity to do so.
This provision, however, applies
only to those whose cards were de
posited with the union prior to the
date on which tnis offer was made.
This action on the part of the union
Printers is merely Judicative of the
fraternity and good will which ex
ists in the organized labor move
Another Labor Home.
Springfield, Ohio, Nov. 28.—
Not to be behind the general move
raent now on over the country to
provide union labor, in places
where there are a sufficient number
of unions to meet the expense, with
a home of its own, the Springfield
trade unionists have joined the
procession. Three years ago a few
enthusiastic union men established
the Labor Temple Realty Company
which had for its object the secur
ing of a home for the labor organi
zations of the city. Its efforts
have finally been crowned with
success. What is known as the
Y. W. C. A. site on West I Street
has been purchased. It is pro
posed to take posession of the pro
perty immediately and make the
necessary changes in the building
so that it will conform with the re
quirements of a Labor Temple.
The alterations to be made now
are to be temporary, but it is ex
pected that when the permanent
improvements have been made the
property will be orth not less than
$30,000. The union men of the
city are enthusiastic over the pur
chase and no fears are entertained
The Coming Weather Suggests Good Shoes
Here are Some Real Good Values -Shoes Built with Sole Leather Counters so Thev Can be Half-Soled
Double Krebs Home Stamps Thursday, Friday and Saturday
but that a sufficient income will be
secured to not only maintain the
building but to add to it as the
growth of the movement demands
A Travestry.
New York, Nov. 28.—Letter?
are being sent out from this city by
a so called labor agency, the sub
stance of which state: "Foreign
laborers are now available in this
city for less wages than you t.an
s-cure men for in your state. Are
you in need of any If so, we
can offer for immediate shipment
any number of them of any desired
nationality." These letters are be
ing distributed all over the country
and show the manner in which
large numbers of immigrants are
needed throughout the country for
the purpose of reducing wages.
European Nostalgia Tor West Africa.
There is a wonderful charm about
West Africa, says Major Tremearne
in "Some Austral-African Notes and
Anecdotes." which few Europeans can
throw off. Then he tells of a man
who. after living for ten consecutive
years in a lonely part of southern Ni
geria. made up his mind to have a trip
home and sailed away in splendid spir
The Gold Coast ports were part of
West Africa, and so he managed to
make himself fairly at home while
there, though the life on board ship
was already beginning to bore him,
and he wished that tie had never left
ffigeria. Sierra Leone he did not like
at all. as it was not the West Africa
which appealed to him, and he began
to long for his home in the bush. Aft
er leaving that port and with no sight
of land to cheer him he became des
perate, and on arrival at Las Palmas
he declared: "I shall go no farther. I
must return at once. I have had quite
enough of Europe."
Open Windows at Night.
It is difficult to get doctors to agree
and to agree with the patient listener.
For years 1 had been a slave to the
open window, the fresh air at night
That doctrine of the open bedroom
window was my obsession, but recently
doubt crept in. By accident the bed
room window had been closed, and I
slept peacefully and woke refreshed
in a closed room. There was no Ven
tilation of the official medical variety.
To a medical journalist I put the prob
lem of the window at night, and, to
my astonishment, he told me that I
am an animal when I sleep and do not
want fresh air at all.
"Look at the animals! When they
sleep they choose the stuffiest nooks
they can find, and they know what is
best for tbem. Shut your bedroom
windows at night and open them in the
morning." And when I reflected on
the dormouse and the dog 1 am en
couraged to tuck my nose with the
other animals.—London Chronicle.
An Old Caddie's Retort.
He is an old caddie on an east coast
course, and being a noted figure on the
links he endeavors as far as possible
to caddie only for thoroughly efficient
golfers. Occasionally, however, he finds
himself accompanying a "foozler," and
on these occasions his dignity is in
One day recently he found himself
caddying to an old gentleman who
was out. clearly, more for exercise
than for the love of the game and who
was playing shocking goif.
By the time the twelfth bole was
reached he had been in most of the
bunkers en route and had succeeded in
breaking a club. "I think I shall give
up this hole." be remarked at last to
his indignant caddie. "Na. na," re
torted the old worthy bitterly: "feen
ish the course, sir—feenish the course.
Ye've gotten other four clubs to smash
yet an' nine bunkers tae dae it in!"—
Glasgow News.
A Merciful Farmer.
A young lady from the city was go
ing one summer to make her first visit
to a cousin in the country. At the sta
tion she was met by the cousin, and
after a half hour's drive he told her
they were approaching his farm.
In one of the broad fields that met
the young lady's attentive eye stood a
windmill, and gathered around it, some
standing and some reclining, were
several hogs.
"Well, that beats anything I ever
heard of!" exclaimed the fair one. "I
didn't know that you farmers were so
"What does?" queried the country
"That over yonder," replied the city
giri. [jointing a pretty finger. "Just
think of having a fan out in the field
to keep those hogs cool!"—^Christian
Endeavor World.
Courage of Despair.
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Professor McCoy of Melbourne uni-
ments tells a strange story illustrating
the courage of despair. Putting a
mouse into a box that contained one
of his captive cobras, he watched tho
reptile glide slowly toward it. The
mouse shrank terrified intp a corner,
and then when the cobra's flattercd
head was within an inch of it it sprang
into the air and alighted on the beck
of the neck of its foe. It sat there 8mi
clinched its sharp little teeth in the
reptile's flesh. The cobra could not
shake it off. and it bit deeper and deep
er until the cohrn lay dead.
An Irish Bull.
An Irishman was trying
Never Suspected It Until Then.
"When did you find that you cared
for him?"
"About a quarter of a minute after
I discovered that he no longer felt that
life would not be worth living if he
couldn't have me.'—Chicago Record
It-fa by presence of mind In untried
emergencies that the native mettle of a
man is tested Lowell-
When the Carlisle Indians Outwitted
Harvard's Highbrows.
In football a full field run from kick
off to touchdown is a rare play. Once
it was made by a Carlisle Indian, who
covered the long distance in a game
against Harvard. Oct. 31, IMS, and did
so by the craftiest, wiliest stratagem
ever perpetrated by a redskin upon
his pale faced brother.
The first half had closed with the In
dians in the lead five points to none.
Harvard opened the battle by sending
a long kick to Johnson on Carlisle's
five yard line. The Indians quickly ran
back to meet Johnson and formed a
compact mass around liini. Within the
^-esses of this mass of players John
son slipped the ball beneath the back
of Dillon's jersey, which had been es
pecially made to receive and hold the
ball. Then, the ball thus secretly
transferred and hidden, Johnson utter
ed a whoop such as Cambridge had not
heard since the days of King Philip's
war, and instantly the bunch of In
dians scattered in all directions. Some
ran to the right and some to the left,
some obliquely and some straight up
the center of the field, radiating in all
•ectiolis like the spokes of a wheel.
The crimson players, now upon them,
looked in vain for the ball, dumfound
ed, running from oue opponent to an
other. Meanwhile Dillon was running
straight down the field so as to give
his opponents the least opportunity for
a side or rear view and conspicuously
swinging his arms to show that they
did not hold the ball. Thus, without
being detected, he passed through the
entire Harvard team, excepting the
captain, Carl B. Marshall, who was
covering the deep backfield.
Obeying instructions. Dillon ran
straight at Marshall. The latter, as
suming that the Indian intended to
block him. agilely sidestepped the Car
lisle player, and as he did so he
caught sight of the enormous and un
wonted bulge on the back of Dillon.
Instantly divining that here was the
lost ball, Marshall turned and sprang
at Dillon, but the latter was well on
his way and quickly crossed the line
for a touchdown.—Parke II. Davis in
St. Nicholas.
Wonders of the Frozen Grotto In the
Dachstein Mountains.
A few years ago some members of
the Austrian Speleological society dis
covered iu the Dachstein mountains
mme caverns which are among the
largest in Europe. One of these grot
toes, the longitudinal axis of which is
fully 0,500 feet long, moreover turned
out to offer additional interest by its
truly enormous ice masses and was
found to be the largest known ice cave
in the world.
Though a scorching sun may be
burning outside on the bare mountain
rock, there is always an icy wind
blowing through this underworld,
freezing everything within its reach.
Only sometimes, when the outside
temperature ranges between 32 and
41 degrees C. and a comparatively
warm rain penetrates through the fis
sures of the rock, entering right into
the cavern, will there be a temporary
calm and distinct melting of the ice.
The Dachstein Ice cave comprises
several domes filled with ice, which
communicate with one another through
a number of frozen galleries. An Ice
revIce 89 feet deep and 110 feet in
idth traverses the floor of the cavern
35 feet from the entrance. Gigantic
•e pillars were found to tower on
oth edges of this chasm, In the depth
which there unfolds a fairy-like ice
-enery. Beyond the abyss the cavern
/idens out Into a mighty dome fTrls
dome, as It is called), where a
lain ice sheet reaches from one wall
i the other, carrying ice stalagmites
the most fantastic shapes.—Scien
iflc American.
A Hopeless Job.
Gordon Le Sueur In his book on
outh Africa tells an excellent story
"bout Cecil Rhodes.
Rhodes was very careless in the mat
•?r of dress. On one occasion an old
nd favorite coat of his was sent to be
leaned and mended. Soon after it
ame back just as It had been sent
gethej* with this note from the clean
"Dear Sir- Herewith the Right Hon.
J. Rhodes' coat, uneleaned and un
rnended. We regret that all we can do
vith the garment is to make ft new
coat to match the button*."
to lead
bull. Ele tied the rope to his wrist,
and the bull took the lead. He took it
with a vengeance. As the Irishman
was flying around the corner a friend
shouted. "Where are you going. PatV"
"I don't know." he replied. "Ask the
Spoiling Good Paper.
"Poetry should be written on one
side of the paper, shouldn't It?" asked
the budding bard.
''That depends on the poetry."- re
plied the editor wearily. "Lots of it
shouldn't be written on either side."
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It Is His Reproduction of the Famous
Portland Vase.
Sir William Hamilton was an au
thority on Ilomaii and Urecian antiqui
ties. His fine collection of them and
his great book on the subject prove
that assertion. lie wrote to Wedg
wood about that much admired work
of ancient art (the Barberini vasej in
these terms: "Except the Apollo Reive
dere, the Niobes and two or three oth
ers of the first cluss marbles, I do not
believe that there are any monuments
of antiquity existing that were execut
ed by so great an artist." This is about
the highest commendation that could
be bestowed, and when we consider
that such a work, so soafiyjjly emi
nent, was successfully imitated by one
of our own artist potters it is surely a
ground for national gratification.
The original vase came into the pos
session of the noble Italian family of
Barberini, hence its name. It was
acquired by Byres, the antiquary, and
then by Sir William Hamilton, who
brought it to England in the year 1784.
He, in turn, sold it to the Duchess of
Portland. Her descendant, the fourth
duke, deposited it in the British mu
seum, owing to which fact it is best
known to Englishmen as the Portland
vase. It was lent by the duke to
Wedgwood to make his copy from.
The body of it had been much disput
ed, but he found that it was glass. He
was not a glassblower, but had in
vented his wonderful jasperware by
that time and decided his copy should
be made of that substance. It was a
tremendous task and took some three
years in the modeling by Ilackwood
and others. The cost was never re
couped by the subscriptions.
It is justly esieeijied to have been
Wedgwood's masterpiece. It has been
reproduced by his successors and by
other potters, but. of course, they have
not the same market value as those
made by tile great Josiah himself.—W.
Turner in Westminster Review.
That Is Why, It Is Said, Stock Brokers
Fight Shy of Them.
Nobody loves a stock broker, least
of all his customers. This affords a
touching, if somewhat subtle, reason
why he does not want any women
speculators on his books.
There is another reason. I hate to
mention it, but you wring it from me.
Women are not good losers. At times,
under stress of great speculative losses,
I am told they become lachrymose.
The one stock broker of my acquaint
ance who catered to women specula
tore is now in a madhouse. They were
all long of Steel at HO the time it broke
to 8, and all the water squeezed out of
it in that decline was wept back into
it by these women. It was an eco
nomic disaster.
Stock brokers
carry home with
Earned slioes are frequently made
in Non-Union factories
Do Not
all the troubles of their customers, and
this poor fellow was no exception. He
used to lie awake all night picking at
the counterpane and grieving over
beauty in distress. Finally he went
crazy. They have given him a set of
stock broker's books up there in the
asylum, and it would break your heart
to see him. Jeanne d'Arc and Harriet
Beecher St.owe are long of Copper
Catherine de Medici and Mrs. Brown
ing are short of Rubber Maria The
resa and George Eliot are pyramiding
in Steel. Every now and then some
Body is stopped out, and then there are
dreadful times. Charlotte Corday's,
Cleopatra's, Mme. de Ftael's and the
mother of the Gracchi's margins are
exhausted. He calls to them for more.
They weep. I cannot go on. Women
have much to answer for.—William
Van Antwerp la New York Post.
Any Shoe
No mattet what its name, unless it
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Gloating Over the Victim.
"Your teeth .it" in pretty had condi
"They mnst be." sighed the patient.
•You look so happy."-Judge.
He is half done who has made a
good begiun'ng.—Old Paying.
Wanted the Solids.
Tommy went out to dine at a friend's
house one evening. When the soup
was brought Tommy did not touch his.
and the hostess, looking over, said
"Why, Tommy, dear, what's the mat
ter? Aren't you hungry tonight?"
"Yes," replied Tommy, "I'm quite
hungry, but I'm not thirsty."—Judge.
Subtle Scheme.
First Jeweler—Aren't you afraid to
leave those diamonds in a front win
dow at night? Second Jeweler—Not
with my scheme. Just before I go
home I put in a little sign on them
reading, "Anything Tn This Window
10 Cents."—Chicago News.
Verbal Brand.
"How do you manage to keep such
a clean record with so many of your
cranky relations?"
"Just use soft soap."- Baltimore
Be Slow to Throw.
After a tiian has thrown a rock he.
nine times out of ten. wishes he had
in his hand.—Philadelphia Led-
Qibbon's History.
It is said that when Gibbon sat
down to write ills great work, "De
cline and Fall of the Roman Empire,"
he proposed writing It iu French. But
David Ilcme, a close friend, on hear
ing this wrote him a letter of remon
strance in such strong and stirring
language that he was only too glad to
relinquish his fancy. There is tin ex
cellent foundation for the story of
Hume's letter to Gibbon, and beyond
doubt we owe It to this old Scot hniaa
that the immortal history was written
in our own language. New York
Evolution of Wealth.
Originally the process of accumula
tion comes by the toiler who spends
less than lie receives. Eventually he
is what is called a capitalist.-. If all
were either improvident, vicious or
incompetent civilization would speedi
ly decline, therefore the real benefac
tors of the rest ore those who accumu
late. Some of us have the capacity
others have not. That is an inexora
ble law of nature which cannot be al
tered.-Charles C. Crecelius in Leslie's.
Where the Time Is Lost.
"Do you think we'd save much time
by leaving the 'dear sir' off our let
"Not much. Where time is lost is In
the hesitation you feel about writing
yours respectfully' to some people."—
Washington Star.
Why Did She Think 8o?
"No," said the mistress of the
ing house, "we cannot accommodate
you. I am sorry to say. We only take
!n single gentlemen."
"Goodness!" said Mr. Borden. "What
makes you Miiidi T'm twins?"—Ladies'
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