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'**$%Labor News
Typographical Journal Publishes De
tailed Statements of Receipts and Ex*
penditures Showing Expense of Car
rying on Strike for Eight-Hour Day
Strike Roll Now Has 5,784 Names,
In the current issue of theTypograph
Ical Journal is printed a detailed finan
cial statement of the receipts and ex
penditures of the organization from
Aug. 24, 1905, to April 21, 1906, to
gether with monthly balances and the
report of the auditors for the six
months ending Jan. 31. Altho the ex
penses of carrying on the eight-hour
contest have been enormous, the repbrt
states that the international treasury
contains a balance'of $158,122-.50, ^di-
vided into the. following funds: De
fense fund, $109,858.40 burial fund,
$24,247.91 Typographical Journal fund,
$637.58 special defense fund, $15,-
345.20 Cummings. memorial fund, $12,-
709.71. A deficit in the general fund of
$4,676.30 reduces the total of the above
amounts to the sum mentioned above as
being in the treasury.
How Funds Stand.
Receipts for the defense fund from
Aug. 24, 1905, to April 21, 1906, are as
follows: Fund's portion of per capita tnx. $28,445.62
One-half of 1 per cent assessment 34,371.15
Fifty-cent assessment 131,303.30
Ten per cent assessment 42S.S23.34
Donations to eight-hour fight 2,900.82
American Federation of Labor 47,713.94
Cash returned 342.73
Total $069,109.30
Expenditures 612,277.64
Excess of receipts over expenditures.. 556.S31.68
Transferred from special defense fund 47,000.00
Balance In fund Aug. 24, 1805 6,020.74
Balance In fund April 21. 1906..$100,83S.40
From the foregoing figures it will be
seen that the sum of $589,698.19 was
raised thru assessments upon the memj
bership. This amount is $22,579.40
less than was paid from the defense
fund to defray the cost of maintain
ing the strike. Up to April 21,
1906 the International -paid to mem
bers on strike as benefits and for ex
penses incidental to the conduct of the
strike, the sum of $612,277.64. While
at first glance it would appear that the
union treasury was running behind, the
report informs us that funds received
from other sources, such as an assess
ment levied by the American Federa
tion of Labor, have brought the cash in
hand up to a point saiely above the
Assessments to Continue.
It is the intention to continue assess
ments upon the membership for some
time to come. The strike roll con
tained on April 21, 5,784 names, divided
as follows: Journeymen printers,
4,782 apprentices, 401, and 601 who are
on the benefit list from the allied
trades. Last month the expenditures
from the defense fund were $l31,708.6ov
against $111,539.16 for the preceding
thirty davs. On the basis of. the-total
receipts lip to April 21, the union has
received from the 10 per cent assess^
ment approximately $30,000.a week.
There are ninety-nine unions on the
strike roll, their total membership be
ing 27,135, only the .iob branch being
involved in the controversy.
Notice has been sent out from the In
ternational to the effect that the earth
quake on the western coast will reduce
the number of paving members by
about 1.000. In fact, it is now well
known that the city of San Francisco
will require considerable financial aid,
and steps are being taken to provide it.
Unions Pick Men for State Federation
Convention at Stillwater.
Local unions affiliated with the State
Federation of Labor are selecting dele
gates to represent them in the conven
tion to be held at Stillwater next
month. The painters elected their quo
ta at their last meeting, as follows: S.
W Moore, George B. Howley, A. L.
Baker, S. J. Spencer and P. J. Hogan.
Cigarmakers will be represented by E.
G. Hall. John Kirby and J. B. Chub
buck. William Murphy and Patrick
Hurley have been chosen by the build
ing Trades council.
Messrs. Hall, Kirby and Chubbuck
will represent Cigarmakers' union No.
77, at the fourth annual convention of
the Minnesota State Blue Label league,
which will meet in Stillwater on Sun
day, June 10. the day before the open
ing of the State Federation conven
tion. Amonog the questions to be con
sidered by the league will be plans for
the advertising of the blue label, and
the product of the members of the dif
ferent 6tate locals. Every cigarmak
ers' local in the state will be repre^
sented this year at the convention.
John Kirby is president and E. G. Hall
is secretary-treasurer of the league.
Local Union Raises $225 to Assist San
Francisco Brethren.
Custom Tailors' union will hold the
annual election Monday evening, June
4, at Alexander's hall. Upon the same
date a referendum vote will be taken
for the purpose of selecting delegates
to represent the international organiza
tion in the convention of the Ameri
can Federation of Labor, which will be
held in this city next fall.
As a result of an assessment levied
on the local members, the sume of $225
was raised to aid in caring for union
tailors, who suffered thru the recent
catastrophe in San Francisco. Eight
applications were received and re
ferred last meeting, and the entire
membership will be supplied with a
weekly newspaper from now on.
Hotel and Restaurant Employees and
Bartenders Are Lined Up.
Frank Hoffman, special organizer" for
the Hotel and Restaurant Employees'
International association and Bartend
ers' International League, spent sev
eral days in Rochester, Minn., last
week, in an effort to perfect an organ
ization among the workers in his line.
He will also visit Albert Lea, Austin
and Red Wing, and if time permits will
take a run down to Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Mr. Hoffman has been doing great work
as special organizer in this field, and
there is some possibility that he may
become one of the permanent men on
the staff of his union, with this section
of the country as his field of labor.
Duluth, Superior and some of the
range towns are promised attention in
the near future.
Labor Notes.
A substantial addition \\a mad? to the San
Francisco relief fund by the local Retail Clerks'
association, which collected $2&3.15 ainoug Its
membership. K. a. i^ll, fiuit-iUl secretary of
Cigarmakers' union. No. 77, reports that the
receipts tor the month of April were $830.28}
expenditures, $1,142.76, the latter amount In
cluding* $1,000 sent to San Francisco for the
relief of members there. The- look show a
balance on hand and in the bank of JO,043.51.
Sick benefits jto the amount of' (40 were paid
out In April.
W. B. Hammond of Typographical union, No.
42, presided at the mass meeting held at Nor
manna hall to protest against the treatmeut
accorded the officials of the Western Federa
tion of Miners by the officers of the law. W.
E. Teller made the address of the day, and
Thomas Van Lear and, Thomas Lucas also
spoke. A Moyer-Haywood-Pettibone defense
committee has been organised, and J. L. McKay
is treasurer, and contributions "will be received
by him for the object designated.
Glty improvements are well under way for
th present season, and upwards of 1,000 men
re on the payrolls, with the chances good for
Increase before long.
St. Paul Meat Cutters' union brought a case
Into the municipal court to enforce the Suhday
closing law against a certain meat market. The
proprietor was found guilty of violating the
Sabbath, fined $5 and informed that a repeti
tion of the offense would mean a workhouse sen
Thomas Bu'tz has been elected business agent
of the St. Paul Stonemasons' union, N. I. Nel
son having resigned the place. An office has
been opened at 184 Kast Eighth street, where
the agent can be found between 8 a.m. and 5
Professor T. J. Caton' has been engaged to
make an address at an entertainment to be given
next Saturday under the auspices of the St.
Paul Label league at Federation hall.
Ironwood, Mich., May 12.G: A.
Currj', E. T. Larson and others of this
city have purchased for $250,000 the
lease to the property of the Golden
Eagle & Bonanza Gold Mining com
pany, in the Ellsworth district in
Yuma county, Arizona, and have organ
ized a company to operate the mine.
It has a bullion record of over $5,000,-
Security merchandise stamps.
Y^U get full value when redeeming Security Merchandise Stamps.
You can use them here the same as money in buying goods
you want, in all departments* except grocery, market and restau-
rant. One stamp given with each 10-centor 10-cent part of
cash purchases, in all departments except soda fountain, restaurant,
patent medicines and kodaks..
A book of 500 Security Stamps worth $1.50 in merchandise,
-r-Or accepted as $1.50 cash on other purchases,
you can fill as many books as you wish.
2,000 Yards SI.00 Fancy Silks, for
waists^ dresses, skirts and linings
all silk, very best quality, ^Q^y
special Monday, yard ..tJ&C*
$1.00 All Silk Foulards in the best
styles and colors
Monday special, yard TT)
All Silk Messaline, poplin, pongee,
and odd pieces in broken assort
ments of plain and fancy taffetas
silks worth up to 85c per yard
special Monday, 2*~i
choice xj V*
All Silk Rough Pongee, in desirable
colors the regular $1.00
quality, special Monday
36-inch Black Taffeta
our $1.00 quality, yard.
36-inch black Taffeta
our $1.25 quality
69c 89c
10-6x11-7 10-6x12-6 10-6x10-7 10-6x11-8 10-6x11. 10-6x12.
9x11-3 9x12
8-3x11-1 8-3x10-4 8-3x9-7 8-3x10-6
8-3x10-6 8-3x11-6
8-3x10-7 8-3x10-6
Produce Exchange Men Say Best
Wheat Is Not Wanted
Special to The Journal.
New York, May 12.Members of ihe
New York Produce Exchange have been
newest in
Apout one-third offactual[values.
1488 1491 3.490
1498 1526
1450 1528
1529 1502 1532
1451 1431' 1428 1511. 1427 3509 1516
1426J 1413 1510 1517
These have been carefully made up of fine Wilton Velvets and Brussels,
with handsome borders. They go on sale Monday at prices which are
about one-third less than their actual carpet values.
Reg. Sale
$38.00 $30.00
$24.00 $38.00
$26.00 $39.00 $38.00
$22.50 $18.00
$27.50 $20.00 $22.50 $27.50
$27.50 $30.00 $27.50 $32.50
V i j S 4 St,
$17.00 J23.75 |17.50 J24.UO
$15.75 $12.25 $16.50
$15.75 $18.75
with much interest the crit
icism of American wheat as sold abroad
which was contained in an article writ
ten by Rollin E. Smith of Minneapolis
from Marseilles, France, and published
last Suhday in The Minneapolis Journal
and the New York Times.
The Times,- in a subsequent article
telling of the discussion, -says that the
Produce Exchange men repudiated .the
insinuation that there was anything
wrong with the. inspection" as carried
on at the port of New York by inspec
tors appointed by the exchange, but
they admitted there was truth in the
complaints."" Continuing, the Times
"Last year's harvest was below the
average, and the^wheat is affected by
'smut.' The home demand for the best
grades is so great that there is none
of the very highest quality for export.
'But the' continental markets are not
looking for the good grades. At a lit
tle extra expense they could get whiat
On Monday morning, May 14, -we shall commence our
Second great Spring sale of silks.
This will be in many respects the most important sale of silks ever held in the Northwest.
Let us remind you once more'that, our regular everyday prices are as low or lowerthan'-most
so-called "special sale prices" elsewhere, and our special prices ar% VERY MUCH lower than
can be found elsewhere for same qualities and styles.
NOTE! All goods in our regular silk stock will be specially
reduced for this GREAT SILK SALEexcept Skinner's satiri.
Read the following special items
Best Wash Silks in checks, stripes?
and all white advertised-by many
as "the 50c-quality," EZ-ri
special Monday, yard &%J\*
Best 85c Quality Colored Taffetas, in
more than 200 shades, including
gray and cream 4%-Gir*'-
special Monday, yard \jtC
Maxine Chiffon Taffeta in street.and
evening, shades sold everywhere
at $1.25 Monday O iCV*
special, yard O&C
Washable White HabutaiAdvertis
ed by others as a 39c value''
Monday, in 5-yard lengths
only, at, yard..
Fine black silks at special reductions for this great sale.
38-inch black Taffeta
our $1.35 quality
34-inch black Moneybak (pi Ofh
Taffeta, $1^50 qual, yi.^pj m*J?7
$1 to$3
1461 1464 1092 1465
I 1533
1535 1530 1357
1458 1472
1486 1352
1403 1393 1399
1353 3522 1478 1527 1521 1484 1468 1485
1118.75 $22.00
5 Wv J'* *H S"*'J
10-6x12-2 10-6rl2-7
8-3x10-6 8-3x10-9 8-3x9-4
8-3x8-3 6-9x9-30
Editorial Section. THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL. Sunday, May 13.
with a New York certificate, but they
are content to buy grain shipped from
other ports, where the inspection is
more lax and wheat is classified as No.
3 winter hard that In* New York would
be called 'rejected.'
"To meet this laxity of other ports
it is said that the New York standard
has been eased off little in the last
few vears, but the trade for all that is
drifting to places that are less careful
about maintaining their standards.
Defends New York.
"Ely Bernavs of 120A Produce Ex
change, commenting on the Marseilles
complaint, criticised the oreferdgee ex
pressed for state inspection, an said:
"'The so-called Chamber of -Com
merce or Board of Produce inspection
is far superior to the so-called state in
spection, for this ,is always more or
leqs influenced by political conditions.
The dispatch refers especially to the
New York inspection. I can say
from personal experience that it is not
only far more rigid than any other in
the country, but also that grain that
hjs passed it carries a premium in price
in every important country of Eu
"'The statement that the identity
of grain shipped at Duluth is* lost at
Buffalo or east of that point cannot be
borne out by the facts. A shipment of
grain from Duluth is discharged into
the Buffalo elevators as a specific lot
with a number, which follows it until
it comes to N^w York and is loaded
into the steamship. Both the railroad
and the elevator company have to certi
fy to the identity of the lot. and there
is not the slightest doubt that the iden
tical grain sold in Duluth is ioaded on
the steamer in New York.'
As to Government Inspection.
"Mr. Bernavs denied that he had
ever known in his experience of twenty
-^Aw ^^L.
Nicollet Ave.
$1.23 ,85
Our Millinery buyers have just returned from the eastern mar-
kets where they have been looking for the latest ideas in women's
and "children's hats. Soft, light weight, airy effects will be the lead-
ers this summer While many of the colors such as old rose, nile,
gray and champagne are shown, black and white will predominate.
Black hats in all dress shapes as well as the sailors,
and flats are desirable and trim, up very gracefully.
$25.00 $23.00 $40.00 $30.00
$27.50 $25.00
$27.50 $27.50 $27.50
$15:00 $13.00
$22.00 $14.f)0
$22.50 $21.00
$17.50 $20.00
$16.50 $10.00
$ 9.50
|16.75 |15.75 $25.00 822.50 618.75 $16.75 $18.75 U18.75 1(18.75 H18.75
14.0O 15.25
14.00 10.00 13.00 14.00
First Ave. So.
Peau de CupidA full range of col
brs justr received," black included.
'Monday Special,
per yard* ..r......
54-in, black Taffeta
our $2.18 qual., yd
S64n. black, Chiffon 11 QQ
Taffeta, $1.75 qapil, yd.npli3jf
Sate carpet rugs Monday. Summer household needs.
years a case of placing in the same hold
grain of different qualities, to the loss
of the buyer of the higher quality. He
went on TO discuss the suggested gov
ernment inspection of wheat for the
whole of the United States. He said:
"'When people ask for an absolute
ly uniform standard of grading thev
forget that inspection is a luiraan insti
tution and grain is a natural product,
which does not grow uniformly. The
requirements are virtually uniform now,
but the opinions of inspectors in the
different markets are sure to vary. It
is also forgotten that after nil a jrood
crop is the best inspector, and when, as
is the case this year, macaroni wheat is
not a faultless crop, there are alwavs
a certain number of complaints. :Na-
ture does not every year, grow No. 1
northern or No. 2 hard winter wheat,
but these grades are marked to repre
sent the minimum requirements of the
grade. Great latitude may be noticed
from year to year in the maximum and
minimum of the- grade.
'It is further to be noticed that,
according to my experience, whenever
wheat is offered to European buyers
with the New York official certificate
of inspection, at slightly higher prices,
they nearly always refuse to pay the
small premium.' As for the inspections
at the gulf ports, especially of wheat,
it must be admitted that they have in
the past few years deteriorated materi
ally. I am astonished myself that Eu
ropean buyers do not altogether refuse
fo buy on* those certificates.
have seen wheat go clit from
New Orleans and Galveston as No. 3
hard winter, for example, which in any
northern port, especially New York,
would scarcely pass as rejected"
wheat. But even in this case the qual
ity of last year's crop has undoubtedly
a good deal to do with the deterioration
of the inspection.
George H. K. White, chief grain in-
Fifth Street.
27-inch Dress Pongees in &\\ colors
S5c quality special _ -jf jD /r
Monday,' aft, yard 'i TrOC'
65c AH Bilk Taffetas, in all wanted
cbjors a good'quality Ef\*-r
special Monday yard'.i .".&\JC
N&rr Jasper Gray Dress- Taffetas,
same style and quality-as Ishown'
elsewhere at $1.00
Monday, :.per yard ,,,wi$!
For lowness of price these two items are, by a good deal,
E HAVE JUST BOUGHT .the entire stock of hats from largest and best" manufacturer, in the
United States at very much less tha usual prices. Al new, desirable shapes hats that were
made to retail at from $1.00 to $3.00aii We shall put the entire lot On sale Monday morning
in our. Millinery Dept. on second, floor, and on.Bargain Square in the Arcade, in two big groups
No No.
Now as to eyeglasses.
Some noses are simply impossible to fitfor
othersnot for us. We can fit any nose, and
do it right. Our opticians have the skill and
experience requisite for this kind of work,
and we show every conceivable stylo tit mount-
ing.' So if you need glassesand are partial
to eyeglasses, just drop iAn- Imd say so and the.
thing is done. *t
I i"'x
"$' "'.0' Eyeglasses"' from 1,5 up I
Printed Lawns, white grounds, neat
patterns sale price,
per yard
Fine Printed Batiste, neat pretty de
signs and colorings, A^Ac
per yard
Plain and Fancy Cotton Voiles, reg
ular 15c value, ffiAr
special, yard..........
Best Printed Batiste in all new ef
fects, white and tinted grounds
the 15c grade sale '"'"'*7h%sr
price, yard
Fine Mercerized Printed Taffetas in
an immense variety of light, me
dium and dark colorings g-\
15c value, at yard 'ZsC
Fine Printed Dimities all this sea
son's new designs, at, -g *%\jL
per yard lj^C
Fancy Printed Etamine with em
broidered stripes in elegant floral
patterns' 20c value 1'Jl/
special, yard.......... 1 J* '^C
the greatest bargains we ever offered.
We are sole agents for the famous Leonard Cleanable* Re-
frigerators, which we have in genuine porcelain, white enameled,
and zinc lined. Monday we offer our
No. 398, 35x23 xl5 inches, at $4.95
.399, 37x25 xl6 inches, at $5.95
500, 40x27%xl7 inches, at $8.50
Others at $11.75 to $26.00.
Two-burner gasoline stovesregular price $3.48 special $2.48
Three-burner, regular jprice $4.75 special................ $3.75
Ail sizesa good screen door a^ 75c
A.heavy screen door at. 95c
A fancy screen door at.. -$1.25
spector of the Produce Exchange, was
even more outspoken in his comments
on the complaints.
'They get pcor grain/ he said,
'but that's what they are bidding for.
I don't understand it. They go to
Duluth, New Orleans or some other port
and complain of the grade, and then be
cause they are quoted or even of
a -cent leas than New York, they go
back again.
'Of course, the quality differs from
year to year. There has been a good
deal of cmut this year, but if the wheat
is washed it does not matter at all. In
the last three years we have had to
slacken off our grading to meet other
portst but I don't believe in state in
spection. State inspectors arc appoint
ed by politics. I won't
Black and white chipped hats are much in demand" and will con-
tinue to be worn all summer. Among the prettiest effects are Panama
and Leghorn hats. These are shown in all the new shapes trimmed
with soft chiffon, crepe chene and maline, with white and light
blue wings, and black and white ostrich feathers. The effect is very
At the POWERS store you will always find the largest as-
sortment of new desirable millinery at LOWEST PRICES.
regular price $6.00
regular price $7.25
regular price $9.75
18-inch 25C 24-inch 30 30-inch..... .35
16-inch cutting blades regular
price $3.48. Mon
day special
Berlin, May 12.Battleships, cruisers,
torpedoboats and other war craft that
go to make up the fighting strength of
the German navy assembled today at
Heligoland preparatory to engaging in
summer maneuvers, which will be con
ducted on a hitherto unprecedented
scale. The war exercises will be con
ducted by day and night in the North
sea. The mouths of the Elbe and Weser
will be defended by a mosquito fleet of
torpedoboats, and the skill and nerves
of officers and crews will be severely
tested. With short intervals the fleets
will be engaged in war exercises till the
beginning of July.
Hoodwinks .the Oculis*- Madden Eye
Medicin cures eyes. CDon-t .mart.) 25c
More cases of sick headache, bilious
ness, constipation, can be cured in less
time, with less medicine, and for less
money, by using Carter 'B Little Liver
Pills,'than by any other means.
On Monday morning, May 14, we shall offer more than
13000 pes. newest styles wash goods
a quantity larger than the combined stocks of any three Twin City stores! All the best
makes, and hundreds of styles in medium and fine qualities, at prices in every instance as low as
wholesale prices, many EVEN LOWER than wholesale.
Real Galatea Cloths for shirtwaist
suits and children's ^V4/
wear price, yard i&'^'C'
Beautiful Printed Dotted Swiss
Mulls, with white and tinted
grounds, enormous vari- ^/y/^
ety choice, yard
32-inch Fine Scotch Zephyr Ging
hams, all the staple checks 25c
-value sale price, per 1 A_r*
yard ITt
Fine Printed Organdies in new de
signs '20c value ,-i Eg-,
price,. yard & C?
Fancy French Serge Flannels, all
cream grounds, printed designs an
elegant summer suiting CZsv
25c value, per yard ltJk*
Fine Printed Organdies in handsome
floral effects, all the popular pat
terns both silk and coRon plain
weave, also plaid effects values
to 37%c sale price,
yard I
Extra Fine Printed Madras fancy
weaves in stripes and figures 25c
value, per Qry
yard i O
a very special purchase.
$1 to $3
Official "Murderer" Says $10
a Head Is Not Enough
for Executions.
ANNOUNCEMENTWe will make deliveries to all points on Lake
Minnetonka free of charge.
Muslin underwear
Half price sale!
Several lots, all slightly soiled, Muslin Underwear left
over from
our Great IMay Sale
including Drawers, Gowns, Skirts, Chemise and Corset
Covers will go on sale Monday morning 1
while, they lastper garment-just fak pilwt
New wall papers.
Greatest stock. Least Cost
You should place your order at once we can give you better
service now than later.' Here yu '11 find the largest and best
selected stock from the imported novelties to the good low.-
priced grades.
Manila. P. I., May 12.The official
hangman wants more money. He
claims that the $10 a head which is
paid for hustling murderers' and band
olerismo experts out of this vale of
tears is not enough, and he also believes
that $4 per day is not enough expense
money when he is traveling' about on
gruesome errands.
He says that when he goes out on a
hanging trip he is treated like a pariah.
No native will even permit him to even
enter his house, and when, upon several
occasions, he has managed to go in,with
Americans without giving out the na
ture of his business to the section he
happened to be in, the hosts drove
him out into the cold, cold world as soon
as they discovered who he was. In
one place he had to rent a whole house
and pay $1^ a day for it, pending the
arrival of tn% date upon which a Couple
of unhappy hombres were to be put out
of the world.
The official hangman is a Bilibid
guard in private life.
Our greatest book sale continues
giving the most remarkable val
ues in literature ever known of.
pOR instance"The Universal Anthology" containing the best
of every writer from 7000 B. C. up to a few years QQrv
ago. Sold at $6.00 a volume our sale price 03^w
300 pieces Best Irish Dimities in
plain cord and plaided weave,
printed in this season's most pop
ular colorings and designs valued
by others "at 35c" our regular
price 25c special sale
price, yard 18c
Fine Mercerized Novelty Striped
Suitings, embroidered effects 50c
value, at, per
yard .22*c
Extra Fine Silk Organdies in corded
check weave, fancy printed de
signs or solid colors C*~r
37 value, here, yard jb*}C
Printed Silk" Wash Chiffons in em
broidered effects, printed in beau
tiful designs new color combina
tion 50c value sale
price, yard 25c
Plaided Silk Chiffon a beautiful
sheer silk-and-cotton fabric in
most desirable designs, also plain
shades 59c value sale
price, yard 25c
:_''', i "J^'
Free samples "China-lac."
Tuesday and Wednesday we will give free sample of this un-
equaled finish to each adult person calling at our Wall Paper
and Paint DepartmentThird Floor.

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