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WANT TO VOTE Go on Record at Biennial Con vention of Their National Trade Union League. EIGHT-HOUR DAY IS UPHELD Meeting Also Enters Protest Against the Imprisonment of John B. Law son—Unrest in Cloak and Skirt Makers’ Union—Britain Is Seeking Mechanics. The session of the biennial conven tion of the National Women's Trade Union league was held at New York. A resolution asserting that woman workers were handicapped by disfran chisement and asking workingmen to vote for woman suffrage this fall was adopted. A protest against the im prisonment of John R. Lawson, the Colorado mine worker, also was ap proved. The legislative program out lined by the league calls for uniform state laws, a minimum wage, an eight hour day. restriction of child labor, prevention of occupational disease, abolition of sweatshop labor and the abolition of private detective agencies, which, it was asserted, “thrive upon strikes and are used to break them." Several thousand members of the Cloak and Skirt Makers' union, at a mass meeting in Madison Square gar den, New York, voted to the general board arbitrary powers to deal with the manufacturers who recently abro r<‘“v jji uuuci « uu.il uv,v/vv needleworkers and their employers have kept peace for the last five years. Samuel Gompers, president of the American Federation of Labor, pledged the moral and financial support of or ganized labor of the country to fight against what the garment makers call a conspiracy to wreck their union. In a quest for as many as 30,000 skilled mechanics as the dominion can supply, George N. Barnes, member of the British parliament from Glasgow, and W. Windham of the British Board of Trade, reached Ottawa recently to confer with government officials. Messrs. Barnes and Windham were commissioned by the British govern inent to visit Canada on their mission. The workmen wanted will be em ployed in the manufacture of war mu nitions in the British isles. A tour of the dominion from coast to coast is contemplated as a part of the program to obtain skilled workmen. The federal bureau of mines is in vestigating the question of explosion proof motors for use in mines where an electric spark or flash might ignite inflammable gases or dust. A tech nical paper—No. 101—mentions the details of construction that the bu reau considers essential for satisfac tory service, and describes tests of an explosion-proof mining machine motor and accessories approved by the bu reau. Workmen's compensation was writ ten into the laws of Pennsylvania ■when Governor Brumbaugh signed the six bills, effective January 1, 1916, which provide a complete system of compensation and state insurance. By approving the bills the governor gave effect to what has been pro nounced the most complete compensa tion system In the new world nuuuuutciucm MOM IXliVLIU 1.11 ill LD8 Pennsylvania railroad has placed or ders for 166,600 tons of steel rail. Or ders for 12,000 tons have heretofore been -jiven. making the total orders for the year 167,600 tons for the lines •Ut and west of Pittsburgh. An or der placed recently call for 118,000 tons of 100-pound rail and 37,500 tons of 126-pound rail. The 15per cent war bonus granted by the board of arbitration to the Eng lish coal miners has now gone Into effect. On the same day the mine owners announced an Increase of 75 bents a ton in the price of coal at the mines. The price of coal is now about $* .60 a ton above the price asked 12 months ago The H. C. FTick Coke company has \ssued orders for the firing of 1,000 ad ditional coke ovens at Connellsvllle, Pa., which will afford employment to more than 1,000 men. The company al ready has 12,896 ovens in operation out of a total of 19,224. An order by one of the allies for 600.000 rifles was offered to the Wil liam Todd company at Youngstown. Ohio, but it was refused because the big manufacturing plant Is busy mak ing shells for the United States gov ernment. Governor Brumbaugh of Pennsyl vania has signed a bill which doubles the number of factory inspectors in that state Under the new law there will be 100 of these officials. There were 334 fewer fatalities In the coal mines of the United States last year than in 1913. Owing to the shortage of teachers, fewer open-air classes will be held in Ijondon. Eng., during the summer. San Francisco labor council has in dorsed proposed legislation providing for a state tuberculosis hospital. There are 196 Jewish labor organi zations. representing half a million members, in Greater New York. Typographical Union, No. 6 of New York city, has a band of music com posed of 27 members. • In 1898 Boston plumbers worked a 64-hour week for $22.60. They now wtorfc 41 boura for $37.60. , WILL ENLARGE ITS PLANTS Bethlehem Steel Company Has De elded to Spend Twelve Million Dollars for That Purpose. Because of heavy domestic order* as well as war orders, the Bethlehem Steel company is to spend 112,500,000 In enlarging its plants at South Beth lehern. Pa. The company announced that It had received an order from the Pennsylvania Railroad company foi 8,000 tons of steel rails. The steel com pany is to build a new mill and en large others on the former Jersey Zinc company's property at a cost of $10, 000,000. The product at these plant* Is to be open hearth steel bars for the opeu market. At the Saucon plant ten open hearth furnaces, to have a capacity of 9,000 tons a month, are now under construction This plant will make structural steel and rails The Lehigh plant Is to have a modern furnace to cost $2,500,000. The Cedar Cliff Silk company an nounced Its plant at Paterson, N. J., would close until further notice and the work be transferred to Its branch at Binghamton, N. Y., and the Schwar zenbaeh-Huber company of Stirling started to make good Its declared in tention of moving its plant from that place. The Cedar Cliff company said its move was made because of lack of orders, but General Manager Spengle man admitted the dominance of the Socialist element in Haledon Borough, where the mil! is located, had some thing to do with the situation, as the company had difficulty in getting work men at wages admitting of competl tion with firms located elsewhere in the city limits. The miners employed by the Calu met & Hecla are sharing in the dis tribution of $500,000 extra money, rep resenting the amount the men lost in wages during the recent depression. Last fall the men were put on short time and had their wages reduced, on account of depression Tho office help was cut 16 per cent at that time. The men were later reinstated at the old auu on run lime, Duj it was ae cid*>d that the copper boom warranted the gift by the copper magnates to the men of the wages lost in the depres sion. As a basis of settlement of the cot ton trade dispute the British board of trade requested the manufacturers' as sociation and the operatives' organisa tions concerned to submit to the de cision of the committee on production as to what, if any, increase of wages shall be made. It is understood that acceptance of this proposal will be fol lowed by an immediate resumption of work and the withdrawal of the de mands of the operatives and the no tices threatening lockouts issued by the manufacturers. Former President Taft, In an ad dress at the commencement exercises of the Wentworth institute at Boston, both commended and criticised labor unions. He declared that the unions had maintained wages and had pro cured legislation advantageous to the employees. He contended, on the other hand, that Initiative was de stroyed and ambition taken away by the closed shop system, which he char acterlxed as a narrow policy and one that did not encourage great skill, at tention or speed. By decision of an official arbitrator, wages of coal miners In the South Wales coal fields have been advanced. Miners asked 12% per cent advance on actual earnings Owners offered ten per cent on standard wages. The arbitrator awarded 17*4 per cent on standard, equal to 11 per cent on earn ings. Hence miners received nearly what they asked The minimum wage of a skilled collier will henceforth be $11.87 per week. Actual earnings may be taken at double this sum. The Pennsylvania supreme court has sustained a verdict of $6,196, recov ered by (leorge Case, a carpenter. In an action against the I^ehlgh Coal and Navigation company. His right arm was crushed by the falling of a heavy timber, due to the breaking of a chain. In other words, the employer was held liable for Injury caused by a defective tool or instrument. The United States Steel corpora tion's monthly report shows an In crease last month of 102,354 tons in the unfilled orders on the books, mak ing the total 4,264,598 tons, which la 266.438 tons more than the figures of a year ago. In May last year there was a decrease of 278,908 tons, and In April this year a decrease of 93,505 tons Three thousand men, employed at the Smlthfleld meat market In London, have volunteered to work four hours a day In turning out munitions of war. A committee formed to put this plan into effect purposes to close the mar ket two hours earlier than at present on four days of the week, to offset In part the increase In working hours. Alba B. Johnson, president of the Baldwin Locomotive works In Phila delphia, said that he had received a cable message from the Russian gov ernment awarding a contract to the company for 260 locomotives, to be completed by the end of the present year. The order amounts to $6,000,000. The Baldwin Locomotive works have taken a number of large orders for locomotives, etc., and are prepar ing to add a large addition to the big plant at Eddystone. Pa., where over 2,600 men are employed. After an idleness of one year the blast furnace of the Wheeling Steel & Iron company at Martin’s Ferry, O., resumed operations in full. Five hun dred men will be affected. The "war orders" for 1,600,000 pairs of shoes have been received by two shoe manufacturers at Brockton, Masa.. and work upon them will begin at onc& APHORISMS ON DIVORCE After all, the main cause of marital unhappiness Is marriage. Marriage as a mere institution be ' gins to took like last year s fashions. Tame canaries return to the cage. Set a wild bird free and it knows bet ter. As well love a marble statue as a man with none of the ills that flesh is heir to. A woman knows when she's lost her illusions just as definitely as if her pocket had been picked. What a bore a divorce must be without a co-respondent! It's worse than a wedding without a bridegroom! Don't let people snub you because you are divorced. Snub them first. It's ten to one your divorce is really more virtuous than their marriages. Oive an idealist the wrong sort of i love affair and he'll race through the 1 seven ages of man in as many days —all the way round the vicious circle. Many illusions are mere conventions I and inheritances without value. Just ! because we have inherited jewels from ] our grandmothers it doesn't prove they | are not paste. The crow’s feet show that a worn an has kept young too long. She may not have preserved the youthful soft ness of her complexion, but she has preserved the youthful softness of her heart. If a woman is thirty years old and has a baby face she's a thousand years old by nature. A tender-hearted wom an could not live to even thirty and not show signs of what her pity and sympathy anil unselfishness have caused her. Don't consider that because you are a sort of a married woman you ate necessarily a sufficient chaperon for yourself under all circumstances. Re member you are as much unmarried as married—if not more so. There fore take care that the married part of you chaperons the unmarried part very vigilantly. Divorce teaches more men and wom en lessons than are ever taught by marriage.—From "Love Letters of a Divorcee,” Doubleday, Page & Co. “ONCE-OVERS” It is an easy mater to follow a lead er, but there is no glory—or money— in it. It is the man with initiative who i forges to the front. The world is look I ing for leaders. Business is seeking men wrho have the ability and judgment to go ahead j and blaze the way for others. If you are content to take the path beaten smooth by hundreds who have preceded, you will remain a follower. You may make mistakes, of course; all men who load make mistakes, but | even your mistakes are valuable. Ev j ery successful man has made some errors. Re original. Try to do things In a different and better way than other men in the same line. Work out a plan; consider It from all angles; then give it a trial—not a half-hearted one, but one backed with all the vigor you possess. BETWEEN OURSELVES The only time a woman w ill confess her faults Is when talking to someone who won't believe she has them. If she likes a man in the real way he is a hero in her eyes when he takes a dose of medicine without complain ing. There is nothing wrong with a wom an huving been a college graduate If she will occasionally let her husband forget It. When someone starts out with a little tin bucket you may know that for half an hour preceding there was a frantic search all over the house to find the ltd. "He's a generous provider." a young woman will admit grudgingly of her husband. "Well,” her mother will say out of a lifetime of experience of fight ing with privation and poverty; "What more can a woman want?' WITH A NUTTY FLAVOR Its a long road that has no busted automobile. Kicking without knocking is possi ble. There's the mule. If silence really was golden deaf and dumb folks would all he millionaires. We only see the colors in the sunset and in the rainbow that are in our souls. It takes something more than bricks, wallpaper, oriental rugs and a porte cochere to make a home. A hypocrite is a fat man who goes singing to his work in a stuffy office dowutown ou a broiling hot day. JINGLES Talk is cheap, and most women llki bargains. Most girls allow their Ideals to de velop into mere husbands. Perhaps all the world loves a love because pity is akin to love. It's easy enough to be generous t( a fault, if it's your own fault. Of two evils the optimist choosei neither, the pessimist both. Laughter is the wine of life, but t good bit of it is vin ordinaire. rnfortunatel.v the man higher ui isn't always worthy of his hire. Don’t waste your time worryinj about the time you have wasted. N’o labor union has ever been or ganized that could regulate the wagei of sin. A man can always pocket his pride but a woman, who geneially has mor< pride, is handicapped. We have a theory that wild flowers get that way by trying to pronouncs their botanical names. Many a big man has just as smal thoughts as has the elephant whost mind is centered on a peanut. Lots of people who complain tha they don’t get all they deserve shoulc really congratulate themselves. ' Prosperity has ruined many a man mu. 11 u ii'iiun is going 10 uc ruuieu a all, that is undoubtedly the pleasantest way. No one has ever been able to dis cover any use for the vermiform ap pendix, except the doctors who gel paid for cutting it out. I POINTED PARAGRAPHS jj Walk fast until you get there jj —then stand fast. <J Rusiness is naturally unsteady C when money is tight. jj Nature heals—but the doctor jj always makes out the bill. C A volume of smoke will bring jj tears to the eyes of the reader, jj The most disagreeable rela- jj tion one can have is a car- jj buncle. 0 A boy who is whipped unde- Q servedly is the victim of a mis- x placed switch. C Silence is about as much evi- Q dence of wisdom as a paper col- js lar is of a shirt. Q Money may not bring happi- Q ness, but no man is willing to Q take another's word for it. jj During courtship a woman X may cling to a man's neck, and Q after marriage she may walk on 8 oooooooooooooooooooooooooo AROUND THE CITIES New York women promise to build a $250,000 home for newsboys. As a safety first measure, Milwau kee is giving the skim milk tint to Its water supply. Cleveland has just paid $32,000 for a 20-acre site for a municipal sew age disposal plant. New York yearly spends $10,000,000 in charity and on benevolent institu tions under municipal control. Catawlssa. Mo., has developed a mining craze and St. Louis men are hillMinx m ■»«»>« •»(!! __ srn aaa -o — —r w**»*M|j tuvivvv< Just for a change. Grove City. Pa., reports that it has no jail, no saloon, no dance hall, no poolroom and never had a police officer. The population of Grove City is not stated. The sedate city of Elizabeth, N. J., having checked the speed of automo biles and motorcycles, considers it self strong enough to regulate the speed of baby go-carts. There is where the city dads are riding tor a fall. THOUGHTLESS Envy is the droppings from the en gine of success. Some men go to church just to get away from home. We admire a good talker who knows when to shut up. A girl reads a love letter over and over until she gets another. A woman's Idea of a mean husband is one who refuses to talk back. If you ask a woman for a reason, givo her time to make oue up. Frequently when a girl preserves a man's letter it gets him In a pickle. When fame does come to the aver* age man it roosts on kla tombstona I I Pride Is onn of the seven deadly sins, but It cannot be the pride of a mother I tn her children, for that is a compound of two cardinal virtues faith and hope.—Pick ena. ■ HINTS FOR THE HOUSEWIFE. This Is the season when we read of 1 'amilies with ‘‘mushroom appetites and toadstool judgmen t." Most people speak of the ! unedible mushroom as a toadstool, but there Is no such distinction. Mush rooms are edible and poi sonous; those which are not edible are also mush rooms. The so-called - tests, blackening of a sil 1 ver spoon, and similar tests are absolutely unreliable. The only way to be sure of the kind of mushroom is to study it. No mush room which is not positively known should be used for food. Anybody with a very little training may learn to identify the field mushroom, which is 1 one of the most common and best fla vored varieties. The inky caps are another which are easily learned. Study them carefully and take no risks, for experts are often deceived in kinds not well known. Alcohol for cleaning mirrors is a - great saver of time. Moisten a cloth with water, shake over it a little al cohol and rub over the mirror. It will clean very quickly and be well pol ished. Cook strongly flavored vegetables in an open dish, such as cabbage, turnips, onions and cauliflower. The odor will not scent the house as permanently and the vegetable will be most digesti , bis When possible have a nteal as often as convenient pn the porch or lawn. On a hot day there is nothing more restful than a meal out in the open. It will not be too much work, the chil dren will think it is fun to do their part in the getting ready. In many homes in a screened-in porch makes a fine breakfast room, which is being used more largely during the heated term. Orange Sherbet.—Take one egg, one quart of milk, one pint of cream, the juice and grated rind of three oranges, the juice and grated rind of one lemon, and two and a half cupfuls of sugar. Heat the egg and add to the milk; cook until the egg is cooked, cool, add to the cream. Dissolve the sugar In the fruit Juice and add to the other mixture. Freeze as usual. Fruit Cream.—Take the Juice of three oranges, three lemons and three bananas, mashed through a sieve, add a pint of sugar and a quart of thin cream, freeze. A dead flsli will float down stream, but it takes a live one lo swim against the current. II is easy enough to be pleasant. When life goes by with a song. But the men worth while are the men with a smile. When everything goes dead wrong. -Ella W. Wilcox. SUMMER FRUITS. Them is no more attractive way of serving fruits than fresh and garnished with their own foliage. A basket of strawber ries, raspberries, cur rants or blackberries with the green leaves, make a most attractive fruit dish Fruit Salad.—Slice to gether two bananas, two oranges, and pour over the juice of half a lemon. Heap on lettuce leaves aud serve with French dressing. To make the dressing UBe one table spoonful of mild vinegar and three of olive oil. Heat well; add a half tea spoonful of powdered sugar, cayenne and salt to taste. A drop of tabasco may be used instead of the cayenne If one has it. Banana Trifle.—A dainty desBert which is easy to prepare is made of half a cupful of peanuts, one cupful of mashed banana, aud a half cupful of grated cocoanut. Arrange on a ■ ***«•• aiiu in mi uvt*r uruliKtt juice. Cherry Ambrosia.—Soak four table spoonfuls of pearl tapioca In a pint of water overnight. The next morn ing. stone enough cherries to make a pint of fruit; add to the tapioca the juice of the cherries mixed with a pint of water; let simmer 20 min utes; add sugar to sweeten, then the cherries and cook four minutes long er. Set on Ice and serve with whipped cream. Raspberry Whip. -Crush a cupful of cherries, add a rupful of sugar and beat into the whites of two eggs un til stiff Serve in sherbet glasses with a few whole berries on top. The Search for Beauty. Ctilizing the face mask as a means of beautifying the complexion has been in vogue for many years Henry III of France was vain enough to affect It In order to keep his skin fair The face mask, again, was a part of the beauty treatment that Marguerite do Valois followed, and the celebrated Homan Empress Poppaea was another of its votaries. It was smeared Inside with a beauty-giving cream and worn at night. Not every woman, however, cares to sleep in a mask. It is a common remark, confirmed by history and experience, that great men rise with the circumstam^a in which they are placed. SONABLE DISHES. custard to serve as a com b prepared thus: Use three eggs to a pint of rich milk, reserving one white from the three. Into the bottom of each custard cup drop a small bit of Jelly, pour in the custard and when baked garnish the top with the white of egg and color with some of the jelly. Coffee Junket.—To a pint, and a half of milk add a cupful of strong coffee Infusion. Sweeten to taste and add a junket tablet dissolved in a tablesponful of the coffee. Pour into sherbet cups and serve with whipped cream when the junket is firm. Veal Loaf.—Hoil a pound of lean veal in water to cover. When dono take out the meat and simmer the stock until reduced to a half cupful. Add this, with salt, celery salt, grated peel of a lemon and juice of half, to the chopped veal and a tablespoonful of ham. Mold and place a weight on the dish. The next day it may be turned out and sliced. Garnish with lemon and parsley. Pineapple Filling for Cake.—To a can of grated pineapple add a half cup ful of Hour, mixed with a little water, one-half cupful of sugar; if too sweet, less sugar; cook until smooth and thick, and cool before using for till ing. This may be made the day before using. Salmon Salad.—To a can of salmon add one cupful of cucumber pickles, one and a half cupfuls of oyster crack moisten with salad dressing Tho pickles should be chopped. Prune Flip. -Take thirty prunes, a half cupful of chopped nuts, the whites of four eggs, four tablespoon fuls of sugar. Stew the prunes until soft, chop with a half-cupful of wal nuts, add sugar and fold in the beaten whites Bake in a buttered pau set in hot water. Serve with cream. Strawberry Shortcake.—To a quart of flour add two teaspoonfuls of bak ing powder, a half teaspoonful of salt, two tablespoonfuls of sugar, and sift well. Cut in three tablesponfuls of shortening and add milk to make a soft dough. Bake In two layers with butter between, then the cake can be easily split; add butter when baked and cover with crushed berries. Serve with whipped cream. Stalnb-ss worth Such as the eternal age of virtue saw Ripens meanwhile, all time shall call It forth From the low- modest shade, to light and bless the earth. Bryant. COOKING MUSHROOMS. This delicious vegetabln which may bo had in many localities just for the Heeking, is so inviting and wholesome • witen well prepury' that it . should be studied so that the common varie ties may be gathered without danger of get ting the poisonous va rieties. The caps of tho mushrooms should be peeled and then throw them Into salted water, so that if there are any insects tho water will draw them out. Then drain and wipe dry; put into saucepan with but ter and stew them well covered so that the flavor will not be lost. Broiled Mushrooms.—Select large even-sized mushrooms, peel the caps, remove the stems and place them gill side up on a broiler, put a bit of but ter in each cap and place over the heat Cook until thoroughly done, season w ith salt and pepper; serve hot. Mushroom and Vsal Ragout.—Take equal quantities of cold cooked veal and puff balls, mince all together; oth er kinds of mushrooms may be used us well Mince fine a small onion and ami 10 me musnrooma ami meat into a pan with some cold meat gruvy, and wuter enough for moisture. Add pep per. salt and butter to season, and cook until tender. Breakfast Bacon With Mushrooms. —Take a dozen good-sized mush rooms, clean and lay uside; cook break fast bacon until crisp; remove the bacon to a hot platter and add the mushrooms; cook In the bacon fat until tender, season with salt and pep I*er and serve with bacon and but tered toast at breakfast. Diplomatic. Sirs Owens—"Mercy. John, there isn t a thing In the house fit to eat.” Owens "| know It, Kate; that's why I brought him home to dinner. I want him to see how frugally we live He's my principal creditor.”—Boston Tran script. A Profit-Sharing Millionaire. Kllas Derby of Salem. Mass, who was the first millionaire In the United States, practiced profit sharing with the sailors of his merchant ships.