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BOOKS OF THE HOOK
•THK OTHKR IIOIM-V A SK.\SA
TIONAI, NOVKI. 11Y MR. HHL\R\'
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THE HOLIDAY PUBLICATIONS.
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4. HOOK <»r Ol.l) K\(i(,|S|| HAIXAItB,
Xorrls' "Clnreasa I'uriosa"—"'l'lk*
Senrlet C«nt"— ( imp-Book £t«>rit'*
—Xew Juvfiiilt'H—
"The Other House," Is more than a
new novel by Mr. Henry James, It
is a novel by a new Mt Henry James.
This James the Second Is, not to put
too fint- a point upon if. a writer of
sensational-stories and he has all the
merits which go to the making of a
sensational writer of the first order,
as well as a vast number of others
with which the admirers of the former
Mr. James, are fully conversant. The
Interest of the book centers? around a
murder of the most-cold-blooded de
scription. The story is condensed, ; its
movement is rapid, its characters ;are
vivid. The entire action of the book
Is put into one morning:, and —after an
interval of five years— an ■_ afternoori
and evening. It is a tragedy in three
acts, and as it stands is a dramatic
masterpiece. The story may be told
in few words. The wife of Tony
Bream had, in her own childhood, suf
fered much from an unkind step
mother. On her deathbed, therefore,
she exacts from him a promise not to
marry again during the lifetime of
their child. Afterwards he Is loved by
two women, one of whom he loves in
return. The other woman, who be-
lieves that his promise will be for
gotten in his passion, murders the
dhild and contrives to throw suspicion
upon the girl Tony loves, in order to
make their marria.ge forever an im
possibility. For the rest of the tale,
the reader must go to the book it
self. He will not be sorry if he does
6ti. It will be found full of power and
interest, sufficiently thrilling to give a
sensation to one hardened by the liter
ature of horrors, and yet, lacking In
none of Mr. James' customary sub
tleties of insight and felicity of phase.
The combination of Mr. James' style
and an exciting theme is in itself a
nine days wonder. That the combina
tion should prove such an obvious suc
cess Mill, perhaps, surprise those who
have been accustomed to measure Mr.
James' power by his restrained and
quiet performances. It has not here
tofore seemed likely that he would
choose to write a novel upon the lines
ox •The Other House." Now that he
ha? rirmp so, it must be admitted that
the book holds the reader rapt and
Vreathless from the start. Weyman,
Doyle & Co.. can do no more in this
direction, while in all other respects
they inevitably fall far short of the
perfection James achieves. Possibly
the appraranoe of the book presages a
new departure in literature. If the
public must have excitement why
should it not be furnished by the mas
ters of the art of literary expression?
IL rr>ifi-ht well happen under such cir
cumstances that the public would pass
Without knowing it from delight in the
subje.-t fo delight in the style, and the
millenium of general cultivation would
have come about noiselessly and
Naturally. But whether this comes to
pass or not, no one can afford not
to read "The Other House," and thl3
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KOLIDAY CATALOGUE. : ceived. ~ X. _ ';
fact seems to be already recognized
if we can trust the reports to the effect
that the first edition was exhausted
immediately upon publication.
("The Other House." by Henry James. N«w
York. Tho MacmilUn Co. $1.50. For sale by
the St. Paul Book and Stationery company.)
Mr. Robert Chambers, has a facile
pen, a lively imagination and a jusv ap
pneiation of the kind of book a man
v. ho d(-sires distraction wants to read.
Three gifts have enabled him to write
seme ve^y acceptable and popular
novels and several good short stories.
A collection of the**e latter, mixed with
a number which are not good at all,
is published under the title of "The
Biakec of Moons." The vast Improb
ability of the title story does not de
tract in the least from its merits. It
is avowedly a "yarn" and a very good
one, involving some mystic woods in
Canada filled with strange beasts and
owned by a Chinese sorcerer, who
iru.nuPac-iM.ires gold which he sells to a
gang of desperadoes. A party of New
Yorkers who attempt to put p.n end
to the desperadoes, meet with strange
and exciting adventures by the way.
and it is all as weird and thrilling as
may be. This is the best story in the
book The worst is an inconsequent
tale entitled "The Man at the Next
Table," in which hypnotism, trans
migration, mahatmas and a. lost
diamond are inextricably entangled to
getber in a hodge-podge which no sane
mind can read and enjoy. It is only
by remembering that Mr. Chambers
wrote the tale for a New York Sunday
paper, that one finds any excuse for
its being. The readers of the New
Torfc Sunday papers are not particular
about sanity and coherence, but, since
Mr. Chambers has a great many read
ers in the provinces where these things
arc still of some account, we implore
him to ejtglude from his subsequent
vclumes^dijjltales bearing any relation
to tins.
("The Maker :<>f Moons," by Robert W.
Chambers. New York. G. P. Putnam's Sons.
$1-25.)
"The Scarlet Coat" is a commendable
but not remarkable adventure into the
field of American historical fiction. The
book relates the modest part played by
one, Capt. Kenneth, in the siege of
Ycrktown and some incidents in his
life preceding that event. The story is
rather colorless in spite of its warm
title and flaming scarlet cover. The
hero is just an average man, and his
adventures are such as might reason
ably have happened, but the atmos
phere of the book is that of a romance.
JOHN BIIRROI'GHS.
Another time, Mr. Ross, give us a ro
mantic hero with adventures to match,
or treat your naturalistic hero after the
fashion of the realists. Either way, we
shall see a better book.
("The Scarlet Coat," by Clinton Rosa. New
York. Stone and Kimball. $1.25.)
One of the notable holiday volumes Is
"A Book of Old English Ballads,"
which is prefaced by an essay from the
pen of Hamilton W. Mabie on the bal
lod —form and the ballad—spirit, and is
illustrated with numerous decorative
drawings by George Wharton Edwards,
which deserve more than a mere pass
ing word of praise. Unlike most mod
ern decorative drawings, these do not
produce their effect so much by "good
spots" as by good lines. A return to
this older, more difficult and more
legitimate method is a great relief to
the eyes that have beheld so much
pseudo—Beardsleyism of late years.
These drawings have distinction and
charm. They reproduce admirably
the mediaval atmosphere and
yet are kept decidedly decora
tive, rather than pictorial in
intention and execution. Some
of them lack a little in effect, which
is, possibly, due to the fact that they
are printed in a dull green ink instead
of black, but on the whole they are a
very satisfactory accompaniment to
the two dozen odd of the best old bal
lads which make up the text. The
book is delightfully printed and bound.
("A Book of Old English Ballads." New
York The Macmillan Co. $2. For sale
by the St. Paul Book and Stationery com
pany.)
A lavishly illustrated and handsome
ly bound gift-copy of "Henry Esmond,"
is another of the Macmillan company's
holiday books. It is too late to say
anything new of "Esmond," but the
reviewer may comment upon the ex
cellent illustrations by T. H. Robinson,
THE SAINT PAUL GLtWE: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13, 189«.
I which are fully In sympathy with the
spirit of the text.
('Henry Esmond." with illustrations, by
T. H. Robiiison. The Macniillait Co. $2. For
i sale by the St. Haul Hook and Stationery
company.)
Mr. Norris is one of the few remain
ing writers who have not succumbed
i to the modern demand for short and
j clever books. To say this is not .to
impugn Mr. Norris' cleverness, but to
; praise his conscience, in that he still |
gives us live hundred readable pages j
when three hundred would be as pro- ;
lUhMc. "Clarissa Furiosa" is a pood,
substantial story of a young heiress
who marries a grood-natured but not
otherwise particularly worthy or sitll
i able man. After several violent fllrta
tions on his part, she leaves him and j
adopts gome rather vague ideas about i
I the emancipation of women. Various
,' things happen, and ultimately both of
| the separated pair see the error of
their ways. Being a man, Mr. Norris
! naturally makes much more abject the
i npentance of Clarissa for wandering
! off after the strange gods of woman
| suffrage and individual freedom and j
; writing essays on "The Perjury of I
Marriage," than the repentance of I
; Guy Luttrell for flirting with every
one who came in his way. Consider
! ing that 1 Clarissa was perfectly con
: tented with the world as it is at pres
! em arranged, so long as Guy showed a
fair amount of appreciation of her so
'• ciety, it seems a trifle unfair of Mr.
] Norris to make her eat seven-eighths
I of the humble pie, while Guy stands j
i with h;s hands in his pockets and ac- !
I ecpts her penitence. But then Mr.
j Norris is only an Englishman and per
haps does not know that a different
kind of behavior would be more en
gaging in the erring husband under the
circumstances. The book is pleasant
rf v. ding and ends happily—two things
which cannot be said of many cleverer
novels. •
("Clarissa Furiosa," by W. E. Norris. Har
per & Bros. $1.50. For sale by the St.
Paul Book and Stationery company.)
The holiday publications of Raphael
Tack and Sons are at hand and com
prise, as always, a host of dainty and
attractive things. The Christmas cards
i are simple and effective in design and
| lavish in good wishes. Among the
j booklets we note two pretty floral ones
I containing quotations from Longfel
j low and Holmes. The calendars for
the coming year are especially gor
geous. The newest design shows the
surface of an oval shape covered with
a dozen orchids, birds or angels heads,
which move aside upon a tiny
pivot, revealing a calendar for one
month under each. Then there is a
floral calendar of twelve leaflets with
quotations from Tennyson, one of
"Golden Words" from Ruskin, one of
Biblical quotations, and an attractive
"Turner Calendar" in brown with quo
tations from Ruskin. There are the
usual number of children's booklets;
gay with bright colors and a very
fetching set of quotations in three
volumes, "Hopes," "Memories" and
"Dreams." Altogether among the
Christmas publications of this house
may be found souvenirs suitable for
all members of the family, from the
youngest up.
Among the juvenile holiday books
issued by Lee & Shepard are "The
Merry Five" by Perm Shirley, being
the second of the "Silver Gate" series,
and dealing with the sojourn of the
Rowe children on the Pacific coa.i.t
and the good times they had there, and
"The Rosebud Club" by Grace Lebaron,
being the conclusion of the "Hazel
wood" series and telling how Elsie
1/ovelace went to England and what
she did there.
("The Merry Five." by Perm Shirley. 75
cents. "The Rosebud Club," by Grace La
Baron," 75 cents. Boston. Lee & Shepard.)
"Four Young Explorers" is the latest
issue in the "All-Over-the-World Li
brary" by the indefatigable Oliver Op
tic. The hero, Louis Belgrave and
his friends visit Borneo, Siam, French
Cochin China, the Philippine islands
and China itself. The sights they saw
and the adventures they had are re
lated in this writers customary viva
cious style.
♦,C Fo ™r Youn& Explorers." by Oliver Optic.
$1.25. Boston. Lee & Shepard.)
The publishers of the Chap-Book
have put forth a little volume of "Chap-
Book Stories," which Is a very pretty
specimen of book-making, and oori-
Pi\ If IW-^A'N Jlit L/li->w
The Minnesota State Federation of
Labor will convene at Assembly hall at
10 o'clock this morning. It will be the
fourteenth semi-annual session, and
over 100 delegates, representing affiliat
ed unions in St. Paul, Minneapolis, Du
luth, Winona, St. Cloud and other cities
of the state will be in attendance. Pres
ident Ed Christopherson, of the local
trades and labor assembly, will wel
come the visitors in behalf of the or
ganized workers of this city, and
Mayor Doran will do similar honors for
the municipality. The convention will
remain in session today only, and, as
there is a vast amount of work in pros
pect incidental to the coming meeting
of the state legislature, the whole day
will be devoted to hard work.
Several organizations are desirous of
having legislation accomplished at the
next session of the state's lawmakers,
which they hope will be effective in
remedying the evils that thraten the
welfare of the workers in the industries
that they represent, and they will all
seek the federation's indorsement and
assistance in bringing about the de
sired results.
The barbers, whose domain has been
trespassed upon to a considerable ex
tent in some places by the product of
the so-called barber schools, have pre
pared a bill which stipulates that any
person desiring to adopt the tonsorial
profession must first pass an examina
tion inquiring into his fitness for and
knowledge of such calling and secure a
certificate or license from the state al
lowing him to practice it. The plumb
ers and horseshoers have similar ob
jects in view. The broom makers would
like to put a complete stop to the
manufacture of brooms in prisons in
this state, and their bill is also pre
pared and ready to be introduced. Quite
a material change would be effected
in the state penitentiary if the desires
of the boot and shoe workers' unions
were to be acquiesced in by the legis
lature. These workers claim that an
injustice is done them by employing so
large a number of convicts at one in
dustry, and their suggestion is that, if
the contract system must obtain, more
industries should be introduced into
the institution, thus making the shoe
workers' burden lighter.
The building trades' union are of the
belief that if the staff of city building
i inspectors were composed of practical
trins some very fair morsels of flctlon?
of which-the.^best are "Oreste\s
Patron" by Grace I Ellery Z Channency,
"The Old Partisan by Octave Thanet,*
and "Whither Thou Goest" by ; Kathe
rine Bates. Among other contribu
: tors vto i the I volume • are • Maria Louise
Pool, .Anna Dorsey Vernon ■■'■ and . Clin-:
ton Ross. . ■'"•:.; - •■-■■.; r :v '"•'■.'*:■.'■"'■. "' "■
CChap-Book SAM**. 11 :• Chicago. H. S.
' Stone „ & Co.;U-?I.^S. For sale"-by.','the-iSt.-
Paul Book and . Stationery company.) • ( '; f A
' ~?-~.'- Nt»te«. : "~"':~'.-?-.- /;
■ We have often had occasion to speak of the
fact i that: Lark publishes" some occasional
poems that are of the d&ht sort. The current'
number contains ■ one#of the» best of these,
which' we quote: ~ <^. :^'..:--;' ■;, .; ,*'>
". "OH. IN MY DR%AMS I FLEW!" * '(.
Why. not, my Soul?—wjiy not fare forth and'
Free as thy dreaml usftlelfree-£witn them' to
Free as thy dreanffl.Jfcf e free—with them to
vie:
There thou went:b«d^tho"p knew'st not doubt
-■J -"" : or fear. "> gg-'g^*" j -.: ■*■ -■' ■ ~ -■-'■ •■-;
Thy will was theßpj*JJiy deed—oh, why not
■; .'.' . ' here? V-rr.**ift-»_,^.-, .■-.--• -._■.-.
Thou needst - butilfaUb, to carry them on
■■■ high? Nf,. /--'■'■"■ ,-r--. ' -■"••'.»■, ,
A thousand .things tha* others dare' not try, >'
A thousand: hopes thy heart doth prophesy, ;
Thou knowest the Master Word, Oh speak it
: . ."* . clear! -L /.-«*• . .-.-- ' ~-t.-..—■■- :■ .-■
•^ • '; v Why not, nry soul? ' ■ [>S ■ -<*;,'?"".'
Let not this world of little things deny;
Break thy frail bonds and in those dreams
■ rely. „-,.- .:,.;..• . . ..-....__.-.,. ; ■-_-,...-,;.... ..,
Trust to the counsels of that other sphere; '
l^et that night's,vision in the day appear. ' :
Walk forth upon the !water—wing the sky! :'~
Whjrnot,- my soul?"
k The American Historical Register for Octo
ber and November contains an interesting
article^upon "The Mohawk River in History,"
by Robert Earl; "A South Carolina House and
its History, ■ a continuation of the '•Recol
lections of an Early Philadelphian;" and the
fanSiles PaPel" °• a series upon Canadian
■■ „ ,■" ■ ... _v ■ . _
Capt. Mahan's new work, upon which he has
been engaged for several years, "The Life
of Nelson, is now in the printers 1 hands, and
IWn 6 M ll?*^ In the spring by Little.
vn^,m« & Co,-; B° StOn: It will be ln two
"2Stw ' " v^ lform £' with the distinguished
author s works on the "Influence of Sea Power
S?n.?t ? lst°ry >.and wUI be illustrated with
about twenty photogravure portraits.
The Christmas number of "Ev'ry Month"
has a Eorge colored cover, and a colored
Cantlin^' 1 ? Bti!J Uon Of a "Christmas With
always K1^ d- The contents are amusing as
Messrs. Charles Scribner's Sons have is
'u l ™» n^, an.d enlarged edition of their ad
mirable "Musical , Literature List," which
comprises not only ' their own publications,
■«?m« ct. icall all good books on musica
subjects in the English language. It is a
Pamphlet of 104 pages, and the books are all
conveniently classified. They are twenty
works on the violin, twenty-one on the piano,
twenty-seven on the voice and singing, bi
ographies innumerable of, the great compos
ers, works on church music, etc. Among
the announcements is a new book by Mr. H
Music^* entitled J- <How t0 Listen to
Among the additional announcements of
l\T n Sr n Appeon & Co. are "Prehistoric
snn Be^ , by the Rev- H- N- Hutchin-
It i* $J lllustrationlk "The Struggle
of the Nations, Egypt, Syria and Assyria,"
,£*h r.°£h G"T? laspero lllustrated, and uniform
with The Dawn of Civilization;" "New Jer
e>'' t b, y rank R. Stockton, and "Georgia."
n y "f oel handle Harris, two , handsomely
Illustrated volumes in a new series entitled
Stories from American History;" "Some
Masters of Lithography," by Atherton Curtis
an elaborate work with 22 . photogravures;
ni ? rora Borea»s," by Alfred Angot,
illustrated a new volume in the International
Scientific Series; "The Story of Extinct Civ
ilizations in the East," by Robert E. Ander
f.TVu M A- F- A- S- a new .volume in the
Library of Useful Stories;" "Ancient Greek
Literature, by Gilbert G. A. Murray, M. A.,
professor of Greek in the University of Glas
gow, the first volume in a new series en
titled "Literatures of the World," edited by
Edmund Gosse; and in fiction, "With For
tune Made," by Victor Cherbuliez; "Fellow
Travellers, ' by Graham Travers, author of
' Mona Maclean, Medical Student:" and "The
Career of Candida." by George Paston.
On Our Book Table. V •
BOOKS. ":'_;.
From the St. Paul Book and Stationery
company: •* i j s
The MacMillan company. ''The Other
House, by Henry James. $1.50. "A Pur
itan Bohemia," by Margaret Sherwood. 25
cents. -Decliae and - Fall of the Roman
Empire/ Vol. 11. $2. "Palladia," by Mrs.-
Hugh Frazer. $1.25. ~~™
Charles Scribners Sons. "Nancy Noon "
by Benjamin Swift. ».50. "That First Af
fair " by J. A. Mitchell. |1.25. "Margaret
Ogilvy," by J. M. Barrie. $1.25. Jlarßaret
nJ. B. . Lippincott company. "Capt. Jose'a
Courtship" by T. Jenkins Hams 75 cents.
Gy F p. \d£& A Professional Lover," by
-2r^ -1'";'
mechanics there would be fewer build
ings of faulty construction, and conse
quently less danger tb life through ac
cidents, and some of, the delegates to
today's convention- are under instruc
tions to interest /the federation in this
particular legislation.
The federation maintained a paid lob
by at the state capitol during the last
session of the legislature, and it is
generally admitted that much good re
sulted from its labors, although it was
in greater part of the negative order.
In all probability it will be decided to
continue the lobby at the coming ses
sion.
Of the 3.253 bakers interviewed by
the New York state bureau of labor
in the several cities of that state, 896
reported that they were members of
labor organizations and 2,357 were not
organized. From the recapitulated
table of the statistics obtained it is
shown that the average union and
non-union rates of wages and hours
of labor per week of three grades of
workmen, together with the general
averages, are as follows: First hands,
union, wages, $14.24; hours, 67 2-3; non
union, wages, $13.16; hours, 73; second
hands, union, wages, $10.41; hours, 69;
non-union, wages, $8.21; hours, 75; third
hands, union, wages, $8.82; hours, 69;
non-union, wages, $5.41; hours, "i%;
general average, union, wages. $11.86;
hours, 68%; non-union, wages, $9.20;
hours 74%.
The foregoing proves what has been
proved thousands of times, simply that
non-union men when working at the
same trade as union men, and fre
quently when they are working for
the same employer and under exactly
the same conditions, are forced to labor
longer hours for less pay than is re
ceived by the member of the union.
The difference between the rate of
wages and the hours of labor is what
the non-unionist - pays for his "inde
pendence," as he himself sometimes
styles it.
——
The Minnesota State Union of Jour
neymen Barbers will meet in conven
tion at 10 a, m. tomorrow at Assembly
hall. The state union is devoting its
entire attention at this time to the
agitation for and efforts to secure a
barbers' license law. A mass meeting,
to which all barbers are Invited, will
be held in the evening when it is ex
pected W. W. ErwwH-who is an honor
ary member of the organization, will
deliver the principal address. Ben
Schoenburn, of Wdnoaa, is president of
the state union and G. A. Robinson,
of Minneapolis, secretary.
Arbitration Lodge, Brotherhood of Loco
motive Firemen, is to hold its fifth annual
ball Monday evening, Dec. 21. The committee
of arrangements has issued the following:
Leave home and run a special to Stand
ard hall, with right of track over all trains.
Between 9 and 3 a. m. protect against the
Twin City Mandolin orchestra working a3
an extra at Standard hall. At 12, mid
night, flag from dance hall to dining room.
After supper return to dance hall, protecting
against all trains. Report for orders at
check room at 3.15 a. m.
The Journeymen Plumbers' State as
sociation also holds a convention at
GENUINE NOPROFIT SALE
We inaugurate tomorrow a sale which will be of importance to all who value
goods of merit, of beauty, of use and of comfort, suitable for sensible, service
able and seasonable Christmas Presents. Our prices are so far below anything
; we have ever quoted before that all we ask is to have you come and see.
COUCHES. *™ERy"*^^
;- . „<?=^V ■' ■ *•• IV^'^/^ifeS I •": ''■ stock of 500 . ' .^ :: >-xtt" :'r'rX:
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\vn^^3ALy Witrnff KiSskl ii JiSUi tire acS dc™
.SSraroP" \\\\\\lllll °Ul>' \ F^^ Ell price?*" We can
We show 75 lines of best pat- WML "W^ $^.50 £^P^g| 'TnA'^x fu'T
terns in the city-all included in fP^!^ HRf /— SsMfflffl and pocketbooks
our Profit Sale—a couch like fR , HIS « S fek. * *M*?ii ' Solid Oak Corabi
cut, fringed all around, velouror ?T~ili1l»l w ar i ff^fi Ififi "Su°? adJn^bTe
corduroy. No-Profit Sale Price, fij^"' _ —g «hnw?nS(! lls* —ilffrr^nvf >helves, ovm mirror,
■ >hk'■•''•'■ /\ \\i S%, I" % the mot > £ 3 °"^^Pl ha!iaso?nel can Din^
&Fll i, at 11 1 X^J> T^^^> Seeeour Clor-? rfjfT jT^V *SSSf core*
__X^y V $3.50, $4.50, $5, $6. j >V>J*J.kJ .
■'(MM^i^ Easy Chairs. Specimen JSo Profit Slle
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1 J^ttt I" v chairs, which will inafce, the Five-pn^SPlitsh Parlo"r~ Suit air '
tEasy Chairs. ' Specimen No-Profit SaliT
i» '^"MSTiIS ;f d E S Priceß on E':tra ooality o«»i5.
a":'\ r,', O\ a,;s.'*S Cr<s Fio*^^eboard s , only $7.50
chairs, which will maice the Five-p^B**"l*lush Parlor Suit- all r^^ r
most acceptable Christmas stuffed tri*^ CIT *H
ll l/f 1 XslJSidlh^r^Kl presenu. Our prices are just _„ slultea > iringed... ,-_.. - t .;...... qJIZ.OU
II /r JY >*n^/^ L*J\ about what paid the mak- 1 Fine White Enameled Bedstead - - /
;' ,'</ 7 1/ P^J ' ers. ■• You got ttre benefit of ■>■' only . • ''• : tUiTa
idwPyrSJ^^J I their anxiety to sell. A > o . ■_,-** ' vpV»./O
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WfIIMLOM FURNITUREiGIFETfbUaIs
Assembly halls tomorrow and will con
clude with a social session in the even
ing. The St. Paul union has completed
all arrangements for the reception and
entertainment of delegates.
The union lithographers of Chicago are the
latest organization to put in use a label, and
it is anticipated that it will soon become an
important feature in that industry. The
label is a double circle with the name of the
organization in the outside circle and the
words "Union Label" in the center.
Cigarmakers' International union has been
in existence sixteen years. Its receipts for
tho past fiscal year w\re $878,822.43, and its
expenditures $642,604.38. It has a balance in
its treasury of $236,218.05, and a gross mem
bership exceeding 30,000.
D. A. Carey, president of the Canada Trades
and Labor Congress, will be a fraternal dele
gate to the convention of the American Fed
eration of Labor at Cincinnati tomorrow.
The question of whether or not to affljiate
with the American Federation of Labor will
be submitted to the general membership of
the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen
Jan. 1. It requires a two-thirds vote to carry.
The Trades and Labor Congress oi Canada
at its recent convention in Toronto expunged
from its constitution that portion allowing
sections of the Socialist Labor party repre
sentation, by a vote of 36 to 6. The propo
sition to allow them representation was
adopted one year ago by a vote of 15 to 16.
The Arena magazine, on which a boycott
was placed by the International Typographical
union and the American Federation of Labor
over a year ago, owing to it being printed
by non-union labor, has suspended publica
tion.
Two special organizers of the American
Federation of Labor commenced the work
of organizing the textile workers of the
South on the 23d of November.
Union laundry girls of Tndianapolls are
successfully operating a co-operative laundry.
A Chicago saloon keeper was recently fined
for selling cigars out of a box on which was an
imitation of the union label.
In the recent convention of the Illinois
Federation of Labor a resolution demanding
the abolition of the state charter was lost
by one vote.
Commencing tomorrow, the "Leadville
Miner." published by the striking miners of
Leadville, Col., will appear as a daily.
Harry Franklin has been chosen secretary
of the Tenth district union, International
Typographical union, by the executive board
of htat body.
Bismarck, S. D., typographical union is
endeavoring to acquire jurisdiction over the
city of Jamestown.
The Coopers' International union is mak
ing an inquiry into an alleged violation of
agreements by some large breweries of the
country in sending out some of their products
in kegs not bearing the union stamp.
The American Federation of Labor will
taeet in sixteenth annual convention at Cin
cinnati tomorrow.
Local Labor \oto.s.
The Union Label league met in regular
session last Tuesday evening with about
thirty delegates in attendance. Credentials
were received from the cigar makers' union
PRESIDENT SEARY.
Of the State Federation of Labor,
making Frank Valesh a member of the league.
Credentials were also presented by the so
cialist labor party, and a lengthy discussion
was precipitated, the final outcome being
a ruling by the president that they could not
be accepted, as the socialists were not entitled
to representation, according to the league's
constitution. The committee appointed at the
last meeting to investigate into the feasibility
of hilding a union label exposition reported
favorably on th» proposition, and recom-
mended that each union connected with the
league and the trades assembly designate
one of its members to act on a general com
mittee, which will be so subdivided as to
enable it to properly take charge of all "de
partments of the proposed project.
The form of petition for securing the
signatures of those who will agree to purchase
and handle—consumers and dealers—union
label bearing goods was decided upon and
the executive board instructed to have some
printed and properly distributed among mem
bers of organized labor for the purpose of
getting the desired signers.
The coopers' union held a regular meeting
Tuesday evening, when the annual election of
officers took place. The election resulted in
the selection of the following: President,
William Brinkman; vice president, Joseph
Goldschmidt; corresponding secretary, C. J.
Fisher; recording secretary, Christ Hoelfing;
financial secretary,, John Horn; treasurer,
Charles Falk; sergeant-at-arms, Frank Gruber •
statistician, Matt Seba; delegate to state fed
eration of labor, C. J. Fisher. In accord
with the action of the international union,
a committee was appointed to make inquiries
in this section relative to the violation of th©
union stamp agreements.
A strike occurred in the overall department
of Guiterman Bros.' establishment last
Wednesday. About twenty girls were in
volved, and they did not go to work until
late in the afternoon. The firm has intro
duced a new sewing machine and the price.?
for work done on it had not been adjusted'
the operators not knowing how much they
were being paid. They had worked thus for a
week, but refused to continue longer. A
temporary arrangement was decided on and
the matter will rest undecided until the next
pay day, when new developments are ex
pected.
The musicians' protective union held a
largely attended regular meeting last Sunday
afternoon, when it was decided to issue a
musicians' directory about the first of the
new year. John B. Wood was chosen to rep
resent the union at today's convention of the
State Federation of Labor. Nomination of
candidates for offices took place. Eight ap
plications for membership were received
Typographical Union No. 30 has commis
sioned G. C. Collins, P. J. Geraghty T F
Thomas, H. W. Goetzinger and G. W. Deacon
as delegates to the state federation. In ac
cord with the request from the international
union, which is preparing to actively renew
the agitation for government ownership of
telegraphs, a committee comprising H. W
Franklin, P. J. Geraghty a.nd Ed Souther
was appointed to take charge of the work In
this city. A communication received from
the West Publishing company, expressing a
desire for a readjustment of wages in their
establishment was referred to the executive
board and the board, augmented by the addi.
tion of seven members from the office in
question. They will render a report at the
next meeting.
Saturday evening last the pressmen's union
elected John Gondek delegate to the State
Federation of Labor, and filled vacancies
in its delegations to the Trades and Labor
assembly, and the label league by the selection
of John J. Clinton and Peter" Morgan and
Val Schwartz, respectively. Frank O'Sourke
was appointed a delegate to the printing
trades council. A delegation from the Min
neapolis union was entertained, and O. J
Driscoll and Walter Mitchell were directed
to return the call. The Minneapolis gentlemen
were Messrs. Gunn, Dlx and Webb.
The Letter Carriers' association elected offi
cers at its last meeting with the following re
sults: President, James P. Maley; vice pres
ident, A. J. McCarthy; recording secretary,
well; treasurer, W. G. Wallen; sergeant-at
arms. A. J. Taylor; trustees. A. W. Lilley, F.
T. Revord and J. M. Pesek. Th» new by.
laws acted upon at this meeting make the
annual dues $2.
Three applications Tor membersnrp were re
ceived by the bindery girls' union Monday
evening. Maggie McCluro and Annie Nachts
heim were elected delegates to the State Fed
eration of Labor. It was determined to cot-
C. J. Rock; financial secretary, W. A Max
tinue in affiliation with the label ieague.
The Misses A. Nachtsheim, G. Burch V
£?'!'/• Tobin and M> Moe!ler were 'con:
etttuted a committee to assist in arranging for
the supper and refreshments at the hall
trustees' dancing party Dec. 16. "">■?*"
nflw= ta»ors'- Union elected the following
officers at J ts regular meeting Monday even
ing President, Ambrose Bill; vice president
L. faeyein; recording secretary, S. Reissman
Tnh« C^ secretary, T. G. Neal; treasurer
John Zimmer; sergeant-at-arms, Fred Busch
trustee, P. G. Johnson; delegate to trades and
labor assembly, K. H. Beckjord: delegates to
»ni crrd 6£ d 6T atio Of labor S P. Rosenqulst
and Charles Peterson. A resolution was
adopted expressing disapproval of the stand
thPPn i oue manement of the House of
the Good Shepherd relative to the manufac
ture of garments in that institution, and ad
\ising the members not to support any en
terprise which that institution may be inter
ested In.
Arbitration Lodge Xo. 320, Brotherhood of
Locomotive Firemen, meets the first Sun
?W ,°* e*ch month at 2:30 p. ,m., and the
third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p. m.
F. E. Davidson is master and R. s. Lund
At a meeting of the executive board of tha
cigarmakers' union last week, two cigar man
ufacturers who had been operating non-union
factories made application for the union label
having just agreed to unionize their factor
ies, in which eight cigar makers are em
ployed.
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