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Mass Meeting at Auditorium Tuesday
president of the International Association of
The twenty-sixth annual convention
of the American Federation of Labor
will be called to order by President
Samuel Gompers tomorrow at 10
o'clock. The sessions will be held in
Normanna hall, Third street and
Twelfth avenue S, and will continue
until all the business in hand is dis
posed of. It is expected that the greater
part of two weeks will be consumed
in the work, as many questions affect
ing the interests of the toilers will be
Indications point to an increased at
tendance of delegates, and it is certain
that a greater general interest is being
taken in this year's convention. Among
the delegates are some of the brightest
men in the labor movement, and some
of the visitors who will be here are
well known all over the country. All
attending the convention will be looked
after by the local entertainment com
mittee, which has completed its ar
rangements for the gathering and an
nounces that the Minneapolis conven-
Evening Expected to Center of
Public Interest at Beginning of Con-
ferenceNational Leaders Will De
liver Addresses on Phases of Union
Great Mass Meeting.
Paul at which Mr. O 'Connell will be
present and deliver ddresses.vY
will attend and address an open meet
ing of union and non-union machinists
at Holcomb's hall, Nov 14. will
also address a meeting of union and
non-union machinists at Capitol City
hall. Seventh and Walnut streets, St.
Paul, Nov 20, after which he will at
tend a banquet given by the three
capitol city lodges.
Mr. O'Connefl, while in the twin
cities, will probably speak at a number
of places apart.from his own organiza
tion meetings, as he iB well known as a
fluent speaker and an exceptionally
clever writer, and will be, as he has
heretofore been, in great demand dur
ing" his short stay in the twin cities.
Labor Leaders Take Credit for Defeat
of Many Candidates.
tibn will be a notable one, in the way
of entertainment features.
There will be a mass meeting at the
Auditorium, Tuesday evening, Nov 13,
at which Samuel Gompers, president or
the American Federation of Labor
James Duncan, president of the Inter
national Granite Cutters' union, and
John Mitchell, president of the "United
Mine Workers of America, will be the
This will undoubtedly be one of the
strongest drawing cards of the first
week. Admission will be by ticket, but
an invitation is extended to the gen
eral public to attend. This meeting is
to be under the auspices of the Trades
Assembly, and J. A. McElroy will pre
eeut Thomas Van Lear, who will pre
On Sunday afternoon, Nov 18, at 3
o'clock, there will be a mass meeting
for working men at the Auditorium.
This meeting will be addressed by Eev
Charles Stelzle, superintendent of the
department of cjiurch and labor of the
Presbyterian church. Mr. Stelzle is a
member of the International Associa
tion of Machinists and has become well
known to the workingmen of the United
States thru articles written by him for
the labor press of the country.
Committee in Charge.
This meeting is in charge of a com
mittee consisting of S. Wirt Wiley, gen
eral secretary of the Y. M. C. A. Eev
George P. Magill, one of the fraternal
delegates, and J. A. McElroy, president
of the State Federation of Labor. The
committee urges every trades unionist
in the city to take a personal interest
in this meeting, and extends an invita
tion to the general public as well.
On Monday evening, Nov 19, the
delegates will be entertained at a
theater party at the Lyceum. The com
mittee has secured the entire seating
capacity of the house, and there will
be a large attendance of local men and
their families.
James O'Gormen Will Prominent
Among Convention Speakers.
Among the many well-known leaders
of organized labor that will attend the
convention of the American Federation
of Labor at Minneapolis beginning
Nov. 12, there is none better known,
with the exception of Mr. Gompers
and Mr. Mitchell, than James O'Con
nell, president of the International As
sociation of Machinists.
Mr. O'Donnell is not a stranger to
the twin cities, altho some time has
elapsed since his last visit to this part
of the country. will be remem
bered by many outside as well as inside
the ranks of organized labor, for the
plea he made against child labor at the
Exposition building in Minneapolis, at
the convention of the Eight Hour
league. Hi name will be recognized
by every man who works at the ma
chinist's trade, for he has been with
the machinists' organization from its
inception. Holding the high position
of trust that he holds today as -inter
national president, he is not only well
known but well liked by the rank and
file of the mahcinists'- organization.
Mr. O'Connell has always been promi
ne nt in the American Federation of
Labor, at present holding the office of
third vice president, ana as such is a
member of the executive board. Al
'the this board deals with the grievances
of' every international and local union
in the country, James O'Connell has
few if any enemies among the many
different crafts for which ne Has ren
dered decisions.
District No 48, with which is affili
ated all the machinists' lodges, of the
twin cities, has made arrangements for
a reception for their chief. There will
be a banquet in St. Paul and numerous
entertainments in Minneapolis and St.
^.^$4 ^7z\'-&'
Members of the local political com
mittee and members of organized
labor in general are congratulating
themselves on the success of the can
didates the committee indorsed in the
recent election. Out of trirty-nine
candidates indorsed, thirty-one were
It is announced that the committee
will be continued and that an effort
will be. made to make it permanent.
President McElroy of the State Feder
ation of Labor is authority ,for the
statement that this committee will take
up the matter of labor legislation in the
legislature the coming winter, and he
hopes to accomplish much owing to the
fact that many of the successful can
didates were indorsed by his committee.
Steps will be taken to secure favor
able action on a number of measures
which were set aside at the last session
of the legislature, and much new legis
lation is contemplated. Already sev
eral bills have made their appearance,
but it is understood that organized
labor will concentrate its full strength
in an effort to get favorable action on
measures sanctioned by the State Fed
eration. Among these are the eight
hour day, the initiative and referen
dum, child labor laws, bills relating to
the regulation of factories, and kindred
Those actively engaged in the polit
ical work of the federation in the re-'
cent election are assuming that results
are largely attributable to their efforts,
and there is no doubt that the work
will be continued.
Union Men in Smaller Cities Have
Plenty of Work.
John Wahlquist, Minneapolis' repre
sentative on the general executive
board of the Brotherhood of Carpenters
and Joiners of America, has visited the
locals at Be Wing and Winona, where
he went to explain amendments to the
general constitution adopted by the last
convention of the brotherhood.
Mr. Wahlquist visited the Stillwater
local last Wednesday evening on the
same mission. Every meeting was large
ly attended.
In Be Wing and Winona all mem
bers of the building crafts have been
busy for the full season. I the latter
city Mr. Wahlquist reports that work
is under way which will keep most of
tho workmen employed nearly all win
ter, This is something unusual for the
smaller places, but Winona .is experi
encing something of a boom in building.
Minneapolis Man Urged for President of
United Brotherhood of Carpenters.
Eesolutions were passed recently by
Carpenters' union, N*?., 7* indorsing' Wil-*
liam H. Huber for .president .of the
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and
Joiners. Circulars are being, sent out
in his behalf 'signecLby O'Riley,
president, and W,: E Murphy, secretary,
urging his re-election. The success and
phenomenal growth of tjhe international
body are cited, and the membership is
warned that a .change at Jhis time might
result disastrously.
In this city, whefe. President Huber
is well known, afcd' where many mem
bers of the local union are familiar
with all the workings of the general
office, there is n.5 question about Huber
receiving a favorable vote, but it is for
the most part in the places which have
no representation in conventions where
there is any chance for a reverse.
Labor Notes.
H. W. Llbbey of Winona, first vlcepresident
of the State Federation of Labor, was elected
a member of the state legislature at the recent
Next Saturday evening, at Alexander's hall,
Journeymen Horseshoers' union No. 27, will
entertain the employers of the craft in Min
neapolis arid St. Paul. A committee is arrang
ing for the event, of which President A. E.
Raymond: is chairman.
An open meeting will be held at Alexander's
Fiat-Foot Pitched Forward
i* KAw
Prevents Fiat-Foot
Foot specialists will tell you that in cases* of "flat-foot"
or extreme low instep, the leg becomes pitched forward, as
shown by the shaded portion A in the above illustration.
W"hen the fodt is perfect and the body correctly poised,
the body pitches backward, as shown by above. In this
position two-thirds of the weight is borne by the heels, while
the toes merely give spring and vigor in walking or running.
To prevent flat-foot, Gotzian Shoes are madeto hold
the foot and leg in this correct relationand thus give the
right bodily poise and distribution of weight. But, while a
-i shoe made to do this naturally fits better and is more comfort
iable,it does not look so graceful when off the foot. The front'1
line of the upper is inclined slightly backward* and4nost shoe^
I manufacturers prefer to make the frontline perpendicular, so*-
the shoes will look their best in a store window. Remember*
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U.^fc o Editorial Section, H% M^rNEAPOLIS %URNAL
hall Friday evening, at which a number of Inter
natidnal offftttrs of the Bridge and Structural
Iionworkerg''union vflU be entertained' by the
local organisation. Among them wiirbq T. M.'
Ryan pf .-Chlfcaa-o, G'r Kelly of New YsrkJand
W: McCain iTtfahsas City.
Emil Jehrlng has resigned as secretary of
Typography No. 13, and Joseph Steger of St.
Paul wr,a c^osen^to( fUJ th place., %iljt
Tuesday evening, Nov.J^O, the"painteri' will
entertain visitors to the convention. J. 0. Ba
horn and Secretary-Treasurer J. C. Skemp will
be among the guests.
A change has been made in the meeting night
of the Pur Workers' union. Meetings will be
held the first and third Saturdays instead of
the first and third Tuesdays.
An Expedition Equipped to Dig
in Quicksand for Lost
Liverpool, Nov. 10.Much interest has
been aroused in Liverpool by the pres
ence in the Coburg dock of the sailing
yacht Catherine, in command of Cap
tain Small, which is fitting out for an
adventurous voyage to the Caribbean
sea in search of buried treasure, said
to. be of the value of more than a mil
lion sterling. The Catherine is the
smallest sailing craft that has ventured
on such a voyage, but her captain and
crew are confident of her ability to per
form the task.
According to Captain Small's story
he intends starting off earlv next year,
calling at Queenstown, and thence go
ing direct to New York. The voyage
to New York may occupy from six to
eight weeks, and from that port to
their destination in the Caribbean sea
about a month. The entire voyage will
therefore take from two and a half to
three months. The yacht itself, tho
small, is perhaps the most strongly
built vessel of her tonnage sailing out
of any port in the world. She has
plenty of beam, is remarkably well
built all over, with three keels, and she
is undoubtedly capable of withstanding
any kind of weather with which she
may meet. Inside she is well fitted
with*all that she may require, both on
and at the end of her journey, and
nothing that human foresight can con
ceive is lacking.
Romantic Story.
The story of the buried treasure is
particularly romantic and fascinating.
Twenty-eight years ago a doctor named
Davidson, while on a voyage from
Hawaii to San Francisco, attended an
old sailor, who before he died confided
to him a remarkable secret. stated
that in 1808, while a young boy he,
with others, was captured by the no
torious pirate Latrobe. Soon after the
pirate vessel, which contained a large
amount of ill-gotten wealth, was closely
pressed by a Spanish man-of-war and a
Yankee corvette. For a time Latrobe
continued to evade his pursuers{ and
took advantage of this opportunity to
disembark his treasure on one of the
islands which abound in what was then
known as the Spanish main. Here he
buried the gold and jewels, estimated
to be worth in modern currency 1,900,-
000. The boy was present at this inter
esting juncture. Latrobe and his blood
thirsty crew were captured by the pur
suing vessels the next day, and taken
to Kingston, Jamaica, where they had
meted out to them the justice they had
so long evaded. The boy was able to
prove nis innocence, and. was allowed
to go free. ...._-._-
Americans Fail.
Before the execution Latrobe gave to
the youth papers indicating the locality
of the treasure, enjoining him to con
vey the documents to Lafitte, who .was
the head of the fleet of pirates.' This
trust the boy failed to carry out, and
instead kept the papers.- was how
even prevented, mainly by lack of
funds, from recovering the treasure
himself. On his deathbed he gave the
papers to Dr. Davidson.
This gentleman succeeded in interest
ing some New York men in the matter,
and in 1887 started, with several others,
for the island. When the expedition ar
rived they found the place where the
treasure was burried, and unmistakable
indications of the existence of the
treasure itself. The weight of the
boxes had, however, sunk the gold some
thirty feet in a quicksand, and as they
had none of the- implements necessary
they were forced to turn back. On
their way their yacht met with disaster,
and they were obliged to take to the
boats, being picked up afterwards by
a passing vessel. One other very feeble
attempt was organized eight years
afterwards, but owing to lack of finan
cial support it was abandoned.
Captain Small has in his possession
all that is necessary for the finding of
the treasure, and implements for the
recovery of it when located. and
his men are hardy, experienced, and re
sourceful, and intend to prosecute the
search to a finish.
Perfect Foot Pitched Backward.
not how they look in the store window, but how
maey lookand fiton your foot.
p&p Host first-class dealers handle Gotzian Shoes and
will gladly prove this argument by fitting you with a pair
prices, $3.50 and $4.00.
iS /An interesting and instructive booklet, "How gttoeirAse
Hade/' sent free on request. Also shows latest/fall styles.
Made in St Paul by C. Gotzian & Co. since 1855
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I Extension Tabled
Monday we start a Special Sale
on Extension Tables. The values'
E we are offering in this line mean'
a a big saving for you. NoteThis
fine pedestal table* with 45-inch
Fj round .top, handsomely finished in'
golden, round pedestal center and'
heavy carved claw feet. Mon^
3 day's special' I C%/\ g\g\
s- :,-V
Price ...$GU.U
Ru&* Deoartmpflt
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We have just received a late ship
3 mentlof pyero.ne. hundred and fifty
rugs. These,should have reached
us early in the season but were de
layed untile now. W want to move
them as quickly as possible- and
with that idea in view we have de
cided to place them on Special
Sale. This sale starts Monday and
continues as long as quantities last.
TA ~A i AI_. i
S 8-3x10-6 size,
We realize that many concerns are
offering their stock, and it is not al
ways the most meritorious that meet
with the greatest success. But we
caution you as an intelligent investor
to "look well before you leap."
Behind the Geyserite Mfg. Co. is
one of Colorado's greatest merchants
its stockholders comprise some of the
leading statesmen, men who have
been or are now honored with fore
most -positionsa U. S. senator, a
governor, a leading IT. S. Government
official, any number of professional
and business men, publishers of daily
newspapers, etc. Is a proposition that
is good enough for these people good
enough for you?
tOOt shares
Rugs to suit all tastes and purses.
W mention only a few of the bar
sm gains we have.to offer
I One lot of good quality Brussels
gjt$ Rugs, 9x12 size, A|. A A
i at $15. UU
One lot of extra heavy quality
A Brussels Bugs, 9x12 fc-| e/\
g- size, at.............. .^lO^OV
|jg One lot of very fine Brussels Bugs,
I at ....A......:..$14.50
I A very choice lot of extra heavy
S.eamless Wilton Velvet Rugs, in
I 12.r...,,..$30.00
These rugs are sold on our usual
easy payment #lan if desired.
How You May Buy Stock
Steel Range
cash or'^ $7.00 cash ^4'per mo. for
,200 shares $70.00 cash or $10.00 cash .$6.per rrio. for
400 shares $140.00 cash or $20.00 cash $11 per mo. for*
500 shares. $175.00 cash or $25.00 cash $15" per mo. for
1000 shares $358.00 cash or $100.00 cash $35 per mo. for
5000 sharis Js 1,750 cash or $350 cash $140 per mo for'
Address all communications and make remittances payable to
This Range will not only satisfy
you on the start but you will al
ways be satisfied with it. There's
no use waeting time and fuel -with
a poor stove when you can buy one
of these improved ranges at thej
same price that an inferior range
costs you. W guarantee every
one of them to give you satisfaction
in every way Prices
$25.00, $30.00, $35.00,
$37.50, $40.00,
$45.00, $47.50
Easy Terms of Payment.
Don't confuse this with a hole-in
the ground that may not contain the
metal you are looking for, nor with
an oil well that may never spout oil
beyond its surface. These are prob
abilities Geyserite Soap is a reality.
It exists. It is being manufactured,
sold and used. It' is no gamble or
speculation. Tou c?n see it made,
you can see it sold in ..he large stores
of your city, you can see it used in
households, offices, etc.
All we want of you is to assist us in
raising the money to allow us to man-
Among the prominent Coloradoans,
who interested themselves financially
in the enterprise are Frank A. Joslin,
a well-known merchant Hon. Har
per, Mr. Orahood, a leading member
of the Colorado bar Lieutenant. Gov
ernor Parks, President Daly of the
Capitol Life Insurance Company F.
G. Bonfils, publisher of the Denver
Post Crawford Hill, publisher of the
(Denver Republican United States
Marshal Bailey and many others. It
will thus be seen that the company
has considerable standing, and that
there must be a substantial basis of
fact. These men could not afford to
be involved in anything that was not
We are offering the stock to you at
the same price that others are paying
for it, no more, no less. It is treas
ury stock non-assessable, only one
man is drawing a salary (th* foreman
of the factory) and all the money se
cured is being used to increase the
sale and the profits of Geyserite Soap.
A few weeks ago you could have
bought this stock at 25 cents a share
today it is costing you 35 if you de
lay still --longer it will cost you 50. Original "Geyserite" Soap Factory O wned by the Company, Present Capacity
yents,,, BUYJT NOW, ft
73-75 South Sixth Street
Your Thanksgivmg Wants!
WANTS for the coming Holiday can
plie here. Our large, well assorted lipe of Sideboards,
^:.\u Buffets, China Closets, Extension Tables and Dining
and have them delivered when you want them..meh.r
havthe deliverewhe von want
Dining Room
Here's a chance to
save money on din
ing room chairs.
These solid oak
chairs have full box
seats, upholstered
in genuine leather
and usually sell at
$3.50. Our special
price Monday,
A full line of Gas Radiators,
Oil Heaters and Ai Tight Heat
ers at reasonable prices.
We can show you some good
values in used stoves that have
been taken in trade on new
.ones* I you can use a stove of
this kind you will find the price
The baby will
want to sit at
the table
Thanksgiving Day, so you
had better get
him one of
these high
chairs now
while you can
uy it at
Sunday, November rr, igo6., 3
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When in Doubt Try the Old Reliable
goods to suit your conveniencesupebbest
with your approval as to Style, Quality and
Price It will be to your best interest to make your selection
Special Sale
Be comfortable this winter and
save fuel by buying one of these
heaters. The improved construction
of these heaters makes them the
most economical in the use of fuel
of any stove on the market. Every
one of these heaters is guaranteed
absolutely to give perfect satisfac
tion. Yo are not taking any
chances when you buy a Moore
Heater. Th stoves are. not only
serviceable but are handsome in ap
pearance as well, being well pro
portioned and full nickel trimmed.
Prices $29.00, $37.50,
$42.50, $47.50,
$52.50, $57.50
EASY TERMS and your
stove taken as part payment.
Others Have Done ItWe Are Doing ItYou Can Do It
20,000^Cakes Dalfy.
Geyserite Is the Most Attractive Investment on the American Market Today!
months months months
66t hand Blake,,
The Men in Control are reputable men who will treat
all stockholders honorably. A money-making propo-
sition for you. Factory, building, ground, patents,
soap mine, etc., all owned outright by the company.
ufacture It on a large scale, to oroe a
broader sale, a greater general use
and increased profits will result for
you. Tour spare money and your good
will, will accomplish it.
People admit we have the best of
all toilet and surgical soaps the world
is large and all we need is capital to
push sales. Help us do this and you
will earn your reward in large divi
dends. Your capital will always be
safe and the dividends will many
times over bring back your original
outlay. You will be building up some
thing for the future, something that
you can, point to as an asset all your
life long.
THE GEYSERITE MFG. CO., 6 6 and Blake, Denver. Colo. ^t
Gentlemen: Kindly enter my, subscription for '^tharea of
stock In The Geyserite Manufacturing Co., at the rate of 35c per share, par value $1.00
non-assessable, no personal liability.
.1 inclose $. ..........first payment.^? .**i%
*^itup^w Yown.%
I you will take the trouble' to
look this Sideboard over carefully,
the quality, style and low price will
convince you that it is the best
bargain in sideboards ever offered.
It is built right, finished right, the G
style is right and the pricewell,
that's right,
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Backed by 15 Years of Steady Opera*1/.
tlon. ~M,
Geyserite Soap has been sold ,for lff'J
years. It was exhibited at the World'*'"
Fair and received highest awards. Wsjf'
know of Americans now living in Eu
rope who send for It in $2 and $3
auantities regularlythey w.ould not
be without it anywhere.
We want you to put your money in
to it, to use it, and in other ways to
give it your help. W on ourf part
will further its sale throughout the
world and see that your investment,
makes money for you.
With our-energy and knowledge of
the business, with the capital we are
getting, and with the good will of
many stockholders widely scattered,
the financial success of this enterprise,
on a scale equal to the greatest soap
works, is assured.
Presuming that you have read this*
announcement carefully through, we\
ask you to do one of three things:
1.Fill out the coupon and order as
much of the stock for cash as your
present savings will permit, or as
much on the installment plan as your
future earnings will permit/ or
2Send to the company for a copy
of "Gold in Geyserite," the book that
tells all about Geyserite Soap, with'
analysis, etc. what the company
owns about the soap mine in Ne
braska the output the profits the
officers list of directors,' stockhold- r...
ers, etc or
3Write to any mercantile agency
anywhere, or any public official, news
paper, friend or foe in Colorado ask
ing about the Geyserite Mfg. Co., and
from the answers you get decide
whether you will buy this stock at 25
cents or not. When you learn who are
behind this venture you will want to
come in.
Out This |3gr COUPON and Mail It.? *tf

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