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*i'*," "isi ,o. MEWEN SENDS CHECK TO SETTLE OLD CLAIM FEDERATION COUNCIL HOLDS LIVELY SESSION. Minneapolis Building Trades Council Gets After State Federation so Hot That Quick Results Are Obtained Much Important Business Keeps Members on the Jump All the Time. There was not a dull moment in the time of the last meeting of the Federa tion council. The announcement made in last Sunday's Journal that business of special importance was to come be fdre the meeting had the effect of bringing out the full representation, and the session was full of interest. Charges were made by the Minne apolis Building Trades Council against Vv. E. MeEwen, secretary-treasurer of the State Federation of Labor, because of his failure to turn over a $50 in stallment of a debt owed by the state organization to the local council. C. T. Frye of Minneapolis represented the Building Trades council and the charges were signed by the president and secre tary of that organization. The matter was temporarily disposed of by a reso lution granting Mr. MeEwen three days' time to forward the amount, and notifying him to be present at the meeting Nov. 25 to answer the charges In person. A check for the amount of the claim was received by George B. Howlev, secretary-treasurer of the Building Trades council, this week, within the limit given, and the responsibility for the delayed payment will be fixed at the coming meeting. ORGANIZED 1AB0K 8 Tax Increase Defeated. A letter from Secretary-Treasurer MeEwen made the official announce ment that the proposed increase in the percapita tax had been defeated by 90 votes. After some discussion it was decided that it would not be advisable to resubmit the proposition at this time. Mr. MeEwen also gave notice that he would issue the regular quarterly bulle tin as soon as word was received by him as to the action of the council on the percapita question. Secretarv E. G. Hall was instructed to write Vice President Libby of Wi nona in regard to results achieved in the way of organization work there by the secretary of the federation. William Templeman, who was chosen by the state body at the last conven tion as its representative at the con vention of the American Federation of Labor this month, was present and re minded the council that no provision had been made to meet the expenses which he would necessarilv incur in the two weeks' session. He was al lowed $72. Honors for Departed. A memorial to the late John H. Hughes was exhibited by Chairman Walsh. It is a fine specimen of pen manship, and will be framed and pre sented to the family of the deceased. Mr. Hughes was a member of the Car penters' union, and was prominently identified with the work of the State Federation and the Federation council for many years. Garfield Morrison, the Mankato mem ber of the council, reported that condi tions are good in his district and' that the chances are exceedingly good for securing a new flour mill which will adopt the union label. President McElrov reported that the blacksmiths who withdrew from the federation and the local Trades Assem bly pome time apo, have been asked to reaffiliate. and the prospects are good that the invitation will be accepted. Organization work thruout the state occupied the attention of the council, and President McElrov stated that he thought it might be possible to effect some arrangement with Organizer Marsh, recently appointed district or ganizer by the American Federation of Labor, bv which the efforts of both bodies might be united and the work bf performed by Mr. Marsh. The coun cil turnrd this matter over to Mr. Mc Elrov with instructions to do whatever he saw fit in the way of organization arrangements. Possibilities of getting the stone quarrymen into an organization were talked over, and A. F. Turner of Min neapolis said he thought they could be brought together. A. H. Garfield spoke on the neces sity of patronizing union-made goods, and announced that lines of men's wearing apparel bearing the union label are being put into stores in the twin cities. He complained that some mer chants discriminated against label goods by "boostin g" prices, and made the point that union-made articles are never to be found on sale at reduced figures. S. A. Moore of Minneapolis asked that the council give an expression of opinion as to whether or not the Min neapolis political committee has ex ceeded its powers in indorsing certain candidates for political preferment by union members. Secretary Hall was called upon to read the resolution passed by the last convention bearing on the matter, after which Mr. Moore renewed his request that the council give an opinion. After considerable debate, in which G. W. Deacon, chair man of the political committee, and President McElroy took part, both claiming that the act of the conven tion creating the committee made it answerab'e only to the state bodv, the council declined to interfere, holding that it has no jurisdiction in the prem ises. Mr. McElroy urged the members of the council to participate in the enter tainment features to be given at the time of the A. F. of L. convention. Bills to the amount of $15.95, cov ering salaries of delegates, were al lowed and the session adjourned to meet in Minneapolis on Sunday', Nov. 25. BIG GUNS COMING Former Twin City Man Will Be Among the Speakers. International President James O'Connell Arthur E. Ireland of Pitts burg J. Cramer of Richmond, Va. and G. H. Warner of New York, all promi nent in the International Machinists' association, will be guests of the twin city machinists' unions Sunday after noon, Nov. 18, at .the regular meeting place in the Brooks block at Merriam Park. While President O'Connor will be the central figure of the occasion, Mr. Ireland's talk will be looked forward to with deep interest. He was business agent for the twin city unions up to two years ago, at which time he re turned to Kansas, where he was under indictment because involved in a diffi culty arising over the strike of the machinists on the t'nion Pacific sys tem. Mr. Ireland stood trial, was con- A visit to this store does not mean that you will be expected to make a Purchase. S. & H. Green Trading Stamps with all cash purchases. Editorial Section. victed and spent about a year in a Kansas prison. He was released last June. He came to this section at a time when the services of a good man wore badly needed and succeeded in placing the unions upon a firm footing, since BOUTELL BROTHERS] Morris Chair Large, Massive Morris Chairs frames finished in Golden, Weathered or Ma hogany cushions covered with best quality of velour. Worth every cent of $20. Special for Mon- G* 1 1 *7 day only O down and $1 the week. Brass Bed Bright or Polette finish, heavy two inch posts Husks on foot end. This is the regular $30 Bed elsewhere. Special for Monday O/l only $&U One to a Customer only. Gas Ranges We sell the Direct Action National Gas Range, and connect them absolutely free this week. They cost you $16,' $18, $20, $22 and $24. which time there has been no loss in membership. Arrangements for the proposed event are in the hands of a committee headed by Thomas Van Lear, and an effort will be made to have as many notables from the American Federation of Labor delegates present as possible, together with all delegates allied with the metal trades. The program will be announced next week. Every Union Hospitable. All the local unions will entertain visitors to the American Federation of Labor convention. Last meeting night Furniture Polish Sideboard A large bottle of Cedarine furniture polish. The best made. We use it on our own furniture. "J _ Only AOC Our Credit to You Is a Credit to Us. Fancy Rocker Golden Oak, polish finish Wood Seat, worth $6.00. Special for Monday only $3.50 One to a Customer only. THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNALW Imperial Quartered Oak, polish fin ish 1 large and 2 small drawers (1 lined for silverware) large 16x28 French Bevel Plate Mirror. "Vjforth: $35. Special for Mon- frffl \rF-fb' day only. $ $3 down and $1 per week. Oak Dresser Oak, finished in Golden three drawers 14x24 Shaped French Bevel Plate Mirror. This is a splendid bar gain. Special for d}fl 1 fi Monday only Iron Bed Choice of three colors full size only a-good, heavy, artistic Iron Bed, worth $15. Special for ti*c\ r\f\ Monday only. JJ*/. MAIL ORDERS FILLED. Carpenters' union, No. 7, appointed John Wahlquist, Philip Carlin and Martin Wefold as a committee to co operate with a similar committee from the carpenters' district council to look after the entertainment of woodworker visitors to the convention. It is an nounced that President William Huber and Secretary Frank Duffy will be here, and it is the intention of the twin city unions to get together in making the stay of their fellow mem bers a pleasant one. It is predicted that Minneapolis will extend a brand of hospitality all along the line that will make a lasting impression on all convention visitors. Defective Page J* Your Kind of a Home HOME^or'THinWDWiT 1=1 would like? A home with certain kinds of chairs, certain kinds of TABOURET on sale from 8 to 10 a. m. TYPOS PLAN BANQUET N YOUR day dreams of the future, and the future of your family have you ever pictured in your mind just the kind of a home you tables, beds, carpets, etc., all comfortable and pleasing to your eye and senses. Why have you never realized that dream? Has your fear of what might happenperhaps sickness, perhaps loss of positionprevented you from having this home of your dreams? Boutell's Liberal Credit System makes that home possible for you. You can come into this store and select the very furniture you wish for. You will not have to pay cash. Our credit man will talk it over with you and he will make you terms that will suit} and You Pay No More for Boutell's Good Furniture Than Others Ask for the Cheaply Made Kind (ffr 75c Golden oak Tabouret, 15 inches high 12 inch top. On Special Sale Monday from 8 to 10 a. 75c One to a Customer Only, Dining Chair Box Seat, Polish finish, made of se lected Oak best quality cane seat. Special for Monday (fr'O 1f\ only tp^m 1U Same chair as above only rt* *j rm Genuine Leather Seat *J) 5 Iron Couch Iron couch with the National spring makes a full-size bed when open and a comfortable couch when closed. Our Special price for Mon- fl*!? T day is only. .tJ)tJ Oi# Oriental Rugs Lot of 59 pieces, Anotalians, Shir vans and Hamedans. Regular prices 10.00, 14.00, 16.00, 18.00 Special 7.50, 9.00, 11.25, 13.00 25 CHOICE KHIVAS. Regular 115.00, 132.00, 145.00 Special 85.00, 102.00, 115.00 Lot of 124 pieces, including Kazaks, Mousol, Irans, Sarabands and Royal Meccas. Regular price 25.00, 29.00, 34.'00, 41.00 Special 18.50, 24.00, 28.00, 32.00 35 Hall Rugs, 2 to 4 feet wide, 9 to 18 feet long. Regular 44.00, 51.00, 62.00, 75.00 Special 82.00, 40.00, 47.50, 55.00 ESTABLISHED W 1871. Largest Home, Motet an* Club Fmrnioken iu the Northwest 'jf.i Brilliant Affair Promised for Evening of Nov. 14. What promises to be one of Ihe most brilliant events of the American Fed eration of Labor social program is the banquet to be given the evening of Nov. 14 at the Majestic hotel by Min neapolis Typographical union, No. 42. It is the intention to make it outshine all other convention features, and the attendance will be limited to 200. President Gompers has accepted an invitation to be present and will de liver an address on "Labor Unions in We have just sixteen of these Stew art Base Burners, 14-inch firepot regu lar $40 heaters one size only. (P*'1f\ While they last %& $4 down and $1 per week, Catpets and Rugs 100 New Misfit Velvet and Brussels Rugs at $12, $14, $15, $16 and $18. 160 Wilton Velvet Rugs, size 9x12, at $40, $42.50, $45.00 25 French Wilton Rugs, size 9x12, at $57.50 35 Body Brussels Rugs, size 8 ft. 3 in. 10 ft. 6 in., at $27.50 20 Royal Smyrna Rugs, size 9x12, at .$35.00 100 Smyrna Rugs, size 27x54, sale price $1.75 75 Smyrna Rugs, size 30x60, sale price $2.10 50 Smyrna Rugs, size 36x72, sale price $2.80 Sunday, November 4, 1906iffifi 5 Politics.'* Frank Morrison, secretary of the federation, who is a printer, will speak on "The Eight-Hour Day.' China Section We have the finest exclusive China ^ection in the northwest, and offer a most complete line of every thing new in China, Glassware, Lamps and Art Wares. 5 Frank N. Gould, president of the local union, will give the address of wel come, and among others will be John Mitchell, president of the United Mine Workers of America Frank Foster of Boston, well known as a writer on labor questions and himself a printer Hugh Stevenson of Toronto M. Col bert, and James M. Lynch, interna tional president. LABOR NOTES. The regular meeting of the A. F. of h. gen eral entertainment committee will be held at Monday we shall have a Special Sale of Beautiful High-Grade American Cut Glass at Bargain Prices. Oil or Vinegasr Bottle, also used as liqueur decanter, the popular tall shape, two different cuttings, the diamond star and fan pattern. ^EKSSSKSr*^ Eegular $5.00. Monday jpj.lJ5 Dishes ??7^ rotmd ei beautiful designs in different patterns (see cut}. w IJi Regular $2.00. Special C/ Bowl for Fruit or Salad, 8-inch size, covered with three whirling'stars divided by a fan and diamond design, exquisitely cut and exquisitely polished. Well worth $6.50. Monday $ 4 1 5 Water Pitcher, large 3-pint size, whirling star pattern or -.*sm pm-wheel design. Cut handles. Special Monday $5UU Stewart & Heaters Stewart Steel Ranges MAIL ORDERS FILLED. ^l^^&*^^^^MM^ iM:SM%kMiMMll^ Alexander's ball at 2:80 p.m. Sunday. At this meeting all convention arrangements will be completed and a full attendance is desired. Officers of the painters' onion AM arnutgisff to entertain visiting members. General Organizer James Cummins, of the International S teamatters' union, MU arrive In Minneapolis early this week. He will take up the defense of his organization in the con troversy -with the plumbers. Cummins Is weU known here, having been a visitor tu the twin cities a number of times. There will be a meeting of the executive council of the A. F. of in Minneapolis, San day, Nov. 11, at which It is expected every member of the council will be present. The council will take up some matters to be pre sented to the convention, notably the difficulty between the plumbers and steamfitters. BOUTELL BROTHERS HOM? jSfSS&S^&SS^IS^ toer handled or unhandled, also heart-shapo: A mfSi Monday we shall close oat what are left of those Stewart High Grade Steel Ranges, 16 and 18-inch ovens, which formerly sold at $40 and $42 at only.... $32 and$30 Easy terms of payment. Lace Curtains and Draperies All last week business hummed here this will be an equally busy oneas the public Is fast realizing what splendid Laoe Curtain and Drapery bargains we are givingLots of novelties and high class goods go on sale this week. Antique Lace CurtainsThese are real hand made Linen Lace Curtains at a big reduction. Curtains that sold at 14.00, now $2-75 pair. Curtains that sold at $6.00, now $3-95 pair. Curtains that sold at $7.60, now 84.50 pair. Real ArabianReal Marie Antoinette Real ClunyReal DuchesseReal Brus sels and Real Point Milan Curtains all new Novelty Curtainsthis fall's new est creationsCurtains that sold at $9.00, $10.00 and $11.00 pairnow marked $7.50. Savoy Lace CurtainsFine parlor hang ings, in white onlyartistic patterns. Savoy Curtains that sold at $4.00 and $4.50, now $3-00 pair. Savoy Curtains that sold at $5.00 and* $6.50, now $3-50 pair. Savoy Curtains that sold at $6.00 and $6.50, now $4.50 pair. Savoy Curtains that sold at $7.50, now $4.75 pair. Real Battenberg and Savoy Bonne Femme Curtainsnew patternsnew goodsno old or shopworn curtains of fered at any priceregrularly $7.50 each now your choice, $3-50- Imported MadrasBy the yard and pairspecially reduced. Prices this week by the yard will run like this30c 35c 50c 65c 75o and $1-00 yard. By "he pair$4-50 $575 $650- 1W it &: 'A tr'ff Young people going to house- keeping receive speolal terms and attention. Let us enter Into a oontraot with you. You oan arrange satis- factory terms of payment.