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KELLEY, St. James, Minn. •$M$»»$»«3* »$••$•+$»*$«*$•*$••$•*$* «}•*$«*\* *}»*$»*$* »$' '$«*\» »1»*$' *$' ^»*$* Repairing is our specialty, and I am giving my per sonal attention to the same, therefore guar anteeing prompt de livery and always o*ood work. HAUBRICH, The Jeweler and Optician. $•#•#•#•#•#•#•#•#•*•#•#•• Now is the time to brighten up your homes with OUR CARPETS New Carpets, Wall Paper and &* Draperies, and such a variety as we carry in stock. Jlrfi^Designed by Experts Iticharcfson's Superlative Carpets* •*»*«tt«$n«#»*»tt»$» Ayer BOYGOT BIG FIRMS (Continued from Second Page.) sympathetic strike or direct their mem bers to refuse to handle a boycotted firm's productions. Complaints against the "offending" unions, crimination and recrimination threats to "get even", and all the rest of ©f it follow and, worst of all, a serious obstacle arises to block the way of those who are striving to secure and maintain solidity in the labor movement. It is then murmurs of discontent are heard among the strikers. "What's the use of the union?" Those fellows are not union men or they would quit handling that stuff." "Why dosen'teach union levy a small assessment to hold us up?" "I don't see what a building trades council or a trades assembly is for if it can't win this strike for us." "What's the officers of the State Feder ation of Labor doing, and why don't the A. F. of L. enfoce the boycott all over the country?"- and so on AD INFINITUM. It would be amusing, did it not concern such a serious matter—the bread and butter of probably hundreds—and some times thousands—of men, women and children. That is indeed a serious matter, and the man who counsels action that is certain to affect the bread and butter supply of his fellows as3umes one of the must senous responsibilities that can rest on any one. The probability of defeat, should a union become involved in a strike with in a few months after its organization, is so strong that almost all of the National or International unions have adopted constitutional provisions disciplining unions that go on strike within certain period after its organization. The Ameri can Federation of Labor also discounten ances strikes by newly formed unions. This should also be the policy of this State Federation of Labor. The parent bodies were obliged to adopt this policy because of costlv experience, consequent ly the novices in trade unionism who advocate strikes before the ink on the charter is dry, are counseling action that the men who have onilt up the grand movement we have today, consider suicidal. Common sense not infrequently sug gests that it would be folly for certain unions to engage in sympathetic strikes every time they were called upon for assistance. The members of the union on strike do not stop to consider the conditions of the union called upon. The Teamsters of Chicago offered a good illustration of the effect of engaging in sympathetic strikes whenever called upon. Probably the men of no other callings come in contact with mem bers of as many unions as do the teams ters, and in Chicago it became the cus tom to call upon them. They general ly responded to the call, with the obvious result they were continually on strike to assist other unions. No or ganization can long stand such a strain as that, and the Chicago teamsters were finally compelled to reverse their policy. Conditions may arise, however, that would justify our organizations in engaging in sympathetic strikes but we must be conceded the right to pass judgment on such questions rather than the union that asks for the sympathetic strike. I submit that the best policy to pursue, before calling a strike, is to call upon unions likely to become involved and learn definitely what assistance, if DEAFNESS CANNOT BE CURED by local application, as they cannot reach the diseased portion of the ear. There is only one way to cure deafness, and that is by constitutional remedies. Deafness is caused by an inflamed condition of the mucuous lining of the Eustachian Tube. WBen this tube is inflamed you have a rumbling sound or imperfect hearing, and when it is entirely closed, Deafness is the result, and unless the inflammation can be taken out and this tube restored to its normal condition, Hearing will be de stroyed forever: nine cases out of ten are caused by Catarrh, which is nothing but an inflamed condition of themucuos sur faces. We will give One Hundred Dollars for any case of Deafness (caused by catarrh) that cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send for circulars, free. a F-Gi CHENEY & CO,, Toledo, Ohio. Sold by Druggists, 75c. Take Hall's Family Piils for constipation. Lace Curtains from 45c a pair and upward. Rugs in all sizes andf quantity, 50c and up ward. A Good Carpet for 25c 2 and upward. Draperies, our special- 5 ty, in colors and quality. Furniture Louis J. Buenger, Th N Furniture Store. Want your moustache or beard BUCKINGHAM'^ I1YF abeautifalbrown orrichWack? Use S of all de- scriptions. a •*»a»tt»*»#«j»#»#»i»#»#«#»0 PillsTheyfor Act directly on the liver. cure constipation, biliousness, sick-headache. Sold 60 years. S&&58SL- 1 any, they are in a position to give. By following this eouroe many disappoint ments and mncb bitter feeling will. be, avoided, and very likely many strikes will never be called. CJ3E would recommend that the incom ing officers of this Federation prepare a circular along this line, and send it to every union in the state. Let this be the policy of the Minnesota State Federation of Labor, and let every UDion know it. ORGANIZATION. The Minnesota State Federation of Labor can well feel proud of its work in the field of organization. I can re member when there were bat four cities represented in our state movement. At today's meeting I have the pleasure of reporting that there are now 16 cities represented. Eight years ago there were scarcely more than 50 unions affiliated with the Federation. Today we have 265 upon our roster. If I were asked what is the most im portant work before ihis convention, I would unhesitatingly reply: The dis cussion and introduction of ways and means to carry on the work of organiza tion throughout the statp. The field is wide. I receive letters from every portion of the state inquir ing as to the best way to organize a union. I try to advise them the best way I can by correspondence, but it does not bring the results than an organ izer will. In a new unorganized com munity we cannot expect local men to take up the work. It must be inaugu rated by ourselves. We must send our men expeiienced in organization to do the work. This of course takes money I would recommend that a referendum vote be taken for the puroose of secur ing the concensus of opinion among the unions relating to increasing the per capita tax from one to two cents per month. THE GET TOGETHER POLICY. Last year I was severely criticised by a certain element in the labor movement for advocating the get-together policy. The criticism has in no way altered my J.H.BAKER, Who organized New TJlm's first union. opinion. If it has dene anything it has tended to strengthen me in my views. I believe that labor and capital should get as close together as they can. It is just as reasonable for capital and labor to enter into an agreement, as it is for any buyer and seller to make a contract. ^The most successful organi zations of labor in this country are those that have succeeded in getting to gether with their employers. The ma rine workers on the Great Lakes meet every year with the vessel owners and agree upon the rate of wages and work ing conditions for the year. The result Is that long before navigation op^ns the vessel owners know whether or not the season is to be interrupted by industrial disputes. The unions that have succeeded are those that live up to their contracts. I believe that the average man, be tie em ployer or employe, desires to do what is right. Business competition often prompts an employer in his unreasona ble attitude with labor, and on the other hand labor is just as likely to be unrea sonable also. The value of understandings between employer and employe has been recog nized by a large number of earnest, thinking and influential men on both sides of this question. The Federation should encourage it at all times. Chairman C. E. James of St. Paul, read the report of the Federation council, and dwelt at some length upon the spread of the "Perry move ment." or alliances of citizens to oppose unions, and cited as a case in point the injunction issued by Judge Cray to prevent the building trades unions of Minneapolis from interesting themselves in controversies between owners and workmen. When the unions appealed to the supreme court the higher tribunal dissolved the in junction, a practical victory for the Federation. In this connection he recommended that some provision be made for retaining legal talent when citizens' alliances resorted to the courts and he also requested that the organization exert its influence toward securing the passage of a measure making employers responsible for accidents occurring in their factories. The establishment of the free employ ment bureaus was also recommended, as was the permanent employment of an organizer. Ed. Stevens of Minneapolis, offered a motion that a special committee be appointed to draft resolutions treating of the conditions in Colorado. It carried and Pres. Neary subsequently named: L. E. Chesney, Thos. Van Lear, Hugh Jennings, Minneapolis Kather ine Brown, James McNally, St. Paul Guy Bye, Brainerd L. Colson, Man kato. *v* Before adjourning a number'of im- portant resolutions wer* introduced and referred to various committees. One of these asked that Washburn Crosby flour and the products of the National Biscuit company be placed on the "unfair list," and another that $750 be appropriated toward the fund for the assistance of the Minneapolis mill workers now on strike. A third indorsed the Woman's Label League. Secretary McEwen offered one to in crease the per capita tax fund from one to two cents monthly and the Brainerd Trades and Labor council had a measure in the interest of humanity. To guard against ptomaine poisoning which might result from the decom position of vegetables, fruits or foods preserved in tin cans, it would com pel manufacturers to stamp the tins with the month and year in which the goods were prepared. Garfield Morrison introduced a resolution to alter the manner of choosing the members of the Feder ation council. At present there are three in Minneapolis, three in St. Paul and one in Stillwater, but the smaller towns of the state petitioned for repre sentation by requesting that cities having ten unions affiliated with the Federation be allowed one member and those having twenty-five unions be entitled to three. At 8 o'clock Monday evening the dele gates formed in line in front of the Dakota House and led by the Second Regiment band marched to Turner Park. There the band dispensed mu sic while the various classes of the Turnverein went through drills and gymnastic exercises, furnishing an en tertainment which was highly praised by the laborites. Resolutions of various kinds occu pied the attention of the convention at yesterday morning's session. One was introduced to increase the salary of the secretary to $50 per month and then the committee on resolutions sub mitted a report recommending the adoption of a batch of five. The Wo man's Label League was indorsed, the products of the American Buiscuit company boycotted and Federation members were instructed to insist upon union labels on their bread. The Brainerd canned-food resolution went through and the delegates voted to boycott the goods manufactured by Robitshek, Frank & Heller of Minne apolis, at the same time volunteering support to the co-operative factory es tablished by the Garment Workers' Union of the same city, in retaliation for the look-out order issued by the firm. The committee on resolutions recom mended that the proposed "contribu tory negligence" law be referred to the Federation council with instructions to use all legitimate means co secure its passage by the legislature. A lengthy discussion followed but the convention ultimately adopted the re port and went on record as favoring ing the placing on employers of re sponsibility for accidental injuries sustained by workmen. Instructions were issued to organiz ers to enlist railway laborers in the labor movement and Sec. McEwen in troduced a resolution censuring Sen ator Clapp for evading the vote on the eight-hour working law. Sympathy for the striking flour mill employes of Minneapolis was mani fested by the labor delegates yester day afternoon in a forceful manner. The incident came about through the recommendation of the finance com mittee that $750 be paid into the strik ers' fund. John Swift of Minneapolis, one of the founders of the Federation, took the floor in defense of the mill owners, saying that they had shown a disposition to be just, that he consid ered the strike hasty and ill-advised and that the flour packers and loaders really had no grievance. Several speakers took issue with him on these contentions and when submitted to a vote the appropriation was given a unanimous passage amid the greatest enthusiasm. The Federation further committed itself by adopting a resolution con demning the action of the bakers' union of Minneapolis in furnishing food to the scabs engaged to break the strike, but went to the other ex treme by decreeing that henceforth labor unions affiliated with it must consult the Federation officers before ordering their members out. Free employment agencies will be established by the state if the feder ation has any influence with the Min nesota legislature. It was voted yes terday afternoon to frame a bill pro viding for these bureaus and to peti tion the legislature for an appropria tion. Politics was discussed for a short time when the resolution criticising Senator Clapp came up. An element in the convention was in favor of cen suring him for his failure to vote on the eight-hour labor bill but the ma jority were disinclined to furnish cam paign material and the recommenda tion of the committee that the resolu tion be tabled prevailed. Legalized anarchy is the definition of the Colorado strike situation, as set forth in a resolution adopted just before adjournment. This document denounces Gov. Peabody as a corrupt tyrant and Gen. Bell as a military Nero, accusing them of intimidating &8fifiW5&ibi the civil authorities, imprisoning inno cent men, insulting womanhood and trampling under foot the constitution of the state and nation. It concludes by appealing to President Roosevelt, as commander-in-chief of the national guard under the Dick biU, to investi gate the brutal conduct of the Colo rado militia. Sec. McEwen was or dered to send a copy to the White House. The Minneapolis Building Trades Council was allowed $341 to defray expenses incurred in fighting the Cray injunction and Sec. McEwen was giv ne $25 per month for stenographer hire. The matter of increasing the per capita tax was ordered submitted to the unions for a referendum vote and it was decided to send organizers to Little Falls and Stillwater to revive interest in unionism. The mass meeting last night was con fined entirely to an exposition of the workings of the unions and addresses were made by W. E. McEwen, who al so presided at the meeting John O'Donnell, state labor commissioner A. H. Garfield, John Dirker, Miss Augusta Seifert, J. H. Baker and F. E. Hoffmann. John Gardner of Minne apolis, was introduced as the soloist of the meeting and, accompanied by Prof. Bosky, he rendered in an ex cellent manner two selections, being repeatedly encored. Harry Dix con cluded the program by telling several humorous storieswhichcaughtthefancy of the meeting and he was cheered to the echo. The meeting was somewhat of a revelation to many of the people of the city who attended as it showed the labor situation in a different light from that expected. This morning at 10 o'clock the dele gates are to elect their officers. The resignation of M. E. Neary has nar rowed the contest for the presidency down to Harry L. Dix of Minneapolis, and C. E. James of St. Paul, with the former apparently in the lead. There are not likely to be contests for any of the other positions and Sec. Mc Ewen will probably be elected without opposition. Convention Notes. The visitors demanded union-made smokes—and got them. In the matter of delegates Minnea polis had but a trifling lead over St. Paul. The Flour City sent 61 and the capital 59. A piece of generosity greatly appre ciated by the Federation was the dona tion by the New Ulm Turnverein of the use of Turner Hall. The entertainment given by the Turn verein was a novelty for most of the delegates and they enjoyed the splen did gymnastic work immensely. President Neary steps out of office after fifteen years of continuous and faithful service. He was first elected at a convention in Duluth in 1889. A mischievous delegate with a police whistle kept the local coppers busy Sunday evening. He tormented the department of protection for upwards of two hours. As usual the Second Regiment band made a hit. At the entertainment given in their honor Monday evening the delegates improvised a yell for "Neu Ulm und der band.'' The attendance was not as large as at Little Falls a year ago. This is accounted for by the fact that many unions reduced their delegations from six or more to two and three. It was well the convention was labelled. From the well-fed, well dressed appearance of the artisans one might have imagined himself in a gathering of railway magnates. Hugh Jennings, the Minneapolis spellbinder, pleaded for the privilege of announcing Monday night's enter tainment and then Pres. Neary faceti ously accepted his generous invitation. For three days Secretary McEwen was the busiest man in North America. It did not overtax his fund of courtesy and good nature, however, and he even found time for odd moments of enjoyment. Mayor Silverson's welcoming ad dress was in excellent taste. He did not resort to flattery and the conven tion appreciated his sincerity. They rewarded him with several hearty bursts of applause. It remained for the parade Monday evening to give New Ulm people some idea of the number of delegates in at tendance. When in line behind the Second Regiment band the labor men made an imposing procession. a— Monday evening a number of dele gates established a kangaroo court. It did a thriving business and fines amounting to $43 were collected. The money will be used to present Pres. Neary with a suitable testimonial. John Swift of Minneapolis, the fa ther of the Minnesota Federation, did not miss the convention. He led the movement which resulted in the organ ization of the state body in the old Knights of Labor days and a conven tion without him is incomplete. While it was a source of *lgret to the visitors to find so few union men in New Ulm, still the old town did :MiM^Md^i^%stM. I Four Great* ReasonsI I I I I I I I I I I I Why you should buy your $ Coffee at Pfefferle's. 1. Pfefferle's coffee is of the best possible quality. 2. Pfefferle's coffee is absolutely pure and this fact is appreciated in many homes. Why not in yours? 3. It is within the reach of all, and considering the quality, the price is much below that which others demand. 1 1 4. You receive the full value of your money. No scrimpy measure here. I I 1 I ffi.Jftfcffcrk The Pure Food Gioeer, 'Phone 77. Q&&$t$5t£&0^^ If you intend to visit the Louisiana Pur= 1 chase Exposi= tion at St. I Louis we are in a position to furnish you with Drafts and Checks which you can cash without any inconvenience to yourself. (State Bank of New UlmI aiimiUUiiiiiHmithhuiiiHiiimmiiiimiiuiiiiiiniiiiiiiima possess one who was a whole reception committee in himself. W. F. Cavan augh did the honors for the rest of us and acquitted himself gloriously. There is only one criticism to be made upon the delegates and the con vention. Their purpose in being in the city was to organize it and if they had insisted, when buying cigars or any other home-manufactured article, in having the home brand it would have made friends, instead of ene mies, of the local manufacturers. Articles manufactured in this city are not scab articles, and should not be classed as such. Organizes First Union. To J. H. Baker of Duluth, belongs the distinction of organizing the first union in New Ulm. He has interested the local carpenters in the labor move ment and yesterday secured the eleventh member of the new organization. Other labor emissaries have been commun ing with the cigar makers and milt workers and hope to organize these branches also. New Rural Route. Postmaster L. B. Krook was notified Monday of the establishment of a new rural mail route to run out of New Ulm into the townships of Cottonwood and Cambria. The carrier will make his first trip on July loth and the length of the route is 27^ miles. It covers an area of 24 square miles and will serve a population of 510. Rural route No. 2 has been rearranged and instead of returning via the Metzen Cottonwood bridge, will recross at Manderfeld's. This will give additional service. Band Concert Program. In German Park last Tnursday evening the New Ulm Cadet band gave another of its delightful concerts. The program for their concert tomor row evening is as follows: 1 "Nonesuch" March T. Feeher 2 Selection '"Irish Artist" F. Vernon 3 Symphia Waltz A.Holzmann 4 Francesca Polka \V. Strong Baritone Solo. 5 War Medley E.Culvin 6 Overture "Victory" E. Herndon 7 "Dance of the Hindoos" ...S.Morris 8 "Around the Metropolis" E. Beyer 9 "Surprise" Serenade B. Gruenentelder 10 Waterville March R. B.Hall Overheard on the Pike. Mr. "Easy—"Why should people vis iting the Exposition at night, use more Allen's Foot-Ease than in daytime?" Miss Foote—"Because under the brilliant illumination of the grounds, every foot becomes an acre!" Mr. Easy—"Fair, Only Fair! Pray, conduct me to the nearest drug store and I promise never to accept a sub stitute for you or for Allen's Foot ease." ~s Note—The twain will be made one In June. s*r«iss?' ., .„,• (fc&GJ ~T 4'.