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St. Paul Merchants and Manu
facturers Protest Work of
State Republicans
I must decline to discuss the
eight-hour plank in the Repub
lican state platform. I shall dis
cuss political issues when I take
the stump this fall.—United
States Senator Moses E. Clapp.
The Republican party of Minnesota,
through the insertion of a plank in its
state platform making an eight-hour
day compulsory in. private manufac
tories engaged in contract work for
°the government, has alienated from its
Bupport a large and influential element
In the business interests of the state.
The manufacturers and jobbers of St.
Paul do not hesitate to condemn the
plank in unequivocal terms and char
acterize the men who are responsible
for the incorporation of the plank in
the state platform as little short of
demagogues. Men engaged in manu
facturing and in the larger business
enterprises throughout the state un
doubtedly are of the same opinion,
though ,they have not been given the
same opportunity of expression that
their fellows in St. Paul have been
"With absolute unanimity St. Paul
manufacturers and wholesale mer
chants, seen by The Globe, pro
nounce the eight-hour plank a prop
osition of political economics unworthy
a place in the Republican state plat
form, supposedly the work of men of
political sagacity and business acumen.
Almost to a man the men engaged in
the larger business operations in St.
Paul are members of the Republican
party and they have contributed to it
in the past not only of their time and
influence, but have given largely from
their purses to bring about its success
at the polls.
Plank Has Aroused Many
Judging from the tone of interviews
obtained yesterday these men, while
not foreswearing allegiance to the na
tional party and its policies, will re
fuse to support either by their influ
ence or by campaign contributions the
Republican organization in Minnesota
in the campaign of 1904, and their hos
tility to the state ticket is directly
traced to the incorporation of the
plank recommending an eight-hour
day, and which says:
"The Republican party of Minnesota
recommends that eight hours may be
considered a day's work in all works
controlled by public authority."'
The plank is construed by the man
ufacturers and jobbers to mean a dec
laration of an eight-hour day on all
work in which the government has an
interest, and to be the entering wedge
in the movement for a universal eight
hour day in the Uniied States. As one
jobber so clearly points out, Minnesota
is an agricultural state; the great mass
of Its producers till the soil. The es
tablishment of an eight-hour day for
labor in manufactured articles means
that the manufacturer must put an ad
ditional price to the cost of his article,
and that the farmer and consumer must
pay this added cost. The farmer Is
unable by any process of legislation
to decrease his working hours, now
much longer than the man employed in
a factory or store, and legislation is
equally ineffective in Increasing the
price that his products can bring in the
open market. The farmer therefore
■will have to bear the burden of the
cost if the eight-hour day becomes an
actuality, while the export trade of the
Northwest will suffer Immeasurably in
the changed conditions.
Clapp Refuses to Talk
Senator Moses E. Clapp refused last
night to discuss the plank. The sen
ator at his home was affable, but stub
bornly refused to talk on the plank
put in the platform adopted by a con
vention over which he presided.
"I must refuse to discuss the plank "
he said in reply to an inquiry for his
position o n the eight-hour pronounce
ment of his party in this state. "No I
will not be led into an argument either
. for or against it. You may say that I
shall discuss political issues when I
take the stump this fall."
The inference was that then he
might have something to say pertinent
to the plank which has caused such
a furore in Republican circles and
brought down upon its authors and
sponsors the condemnation of nearly
every man of influence in the party
It is known to a practical certainty
that Senator Clapp knew nothing of the
existence of such a plank until State
Sonator George R. Laybourn brushed
his hirsute curtains carefully away
and began to read the resolutions pre
sented by the committee on resolu
tions, of which he was chairman. Sen
ator Clapp had been given a copy of
D. & B.s 20 Off Means More Than You
When we say "20 per cent off on all
our summer fabrics" you can be sure
we re offering something worth taking
advantage of. Our ordinarily low prices
Pu ake discount of this nature more
than ordinarily forceful. Drop in and let
TioJ «i y °U TV hat's what- Duncan &
Ban > the moderate-priced tailors, 87
East Fourth street.
We keep our business going forward
by the I use of the very best material
obtainable for the price. :* Oxfords and !
shoes for Men and Women; every: pair
guaranteed.at / ■/'■_-. . . •
"..., $3.00
Children's kid -; lace - shoes,' light and
heavy soles, sizes' 5 to 8, - _*%-~P . "":
worth $1.00. Special.......... Bj /Q
Ladles' white canvas / ox- __^ V-"-'
fords, leather soles, worth B .V
$1.50. .c :...$1.09 M 1
cial ... Eg. 1
Youths' satin calf : . lace - BB^I I '^"'
shoes, sizes 12 to 2, worth rWS^ft
$1.00. Spe- '-f a /'laS^JV^
cial........;.;... TIJC^r*«*^¥?
Men's patent kid '"- ox- % - : Ui*»Jf
fords, worth $2.00. :/Mon-. : r^f'^g^
only $1b48 yd
the resolutions as originally drafted by
his appointee, United States Marshal
William H. Grimshaw, of Minneapolis,
He had approved of the resolutions
which it was proposed should be the
party declaration i n Minnesota for the
campaign of 1904.
But it is probable that no one was
more surprised than Senator Clapp
when Laybourn read the plank declar
ing for an eight-hour day. Obviously
it -was not the province of Clapp to
yield the chair —it is likely that in thut
state convention there was no man
who was willing to risk his political
future by taking the chairmanship
even for a minute —and attack the
platform on the floor. The great ma
jority of the delegates were just then
immensely more interested in the re
sult of the balloting that was. to fol
low for a candidate for governor, ani
so the plank went with the remainder
of the platform.
But Republicans have awakened,
under the directing influence of The
Globe, to the seriousness of the blun
der committed in their name, and St.
Paul business men—and Republicans—
take the initiative in denouncing it in
unmeasured terms. One prominent
manufacturer says that he is forced to
vote the Democratic state ticket for
the first time in his life. Another says
that the men who put the plank in the
platform will reap an entirely different
crop than that expected; another ex
cuses them on the theory that "they
know not what they do," and so down
the line.
Following are a few samples of opin
ion gathered yesterday at random in
the manufacturing and jobbing dis
trict, and the list can be extended in
R. A. Kirk Opposes Plank
R. A. Kirk, Farwell, Ozmun, Kirk &
Co., Wholesale Hardware —I am strong
ly opposed to the so-called eight-hour
labor plank in the Republican state
platform. I work more than eight
hours a day myself, and expect those
who are associated with me in business
to do likewise. Ido not recognize any
valid reason for the employes on gov
ernment contracts working a shorter
time than other men engaged in simi
lar work. The world has not reached
a point at which eight hours' labor of
the average man in ordinary labor will
produce for him and his family the
necessities of life, together with the
added comforts which the average
American citizen expects to enjoy.
The result of an eight-hour law
such as is proposed would be that gov
ernment work, which is already based
on a high scale of cost, would be con
siderably increased, and the laborer in
ordinary business, together with fhe
farmer, who works much longer hours,
and the business man, who also gives
longer hours to his business, would be
compelled to bear the additional bur
This plank in the platform was un
doubtedly put in for political effect,
but the actual results will be very dis
appointing to those who engineered it
through. I do not know what position
the Very large majority of Republican
voters, who would be the losers if such a
law were passed, will take at the polls.
I am sure, however, that if a large part
of them stand by the ticket they will
do so under a hearty protest against
such legislative folly. It will be a long
day ahead when business men, farmers
and the large body of employes, who
are unfairly affected by such legisla
tion, will consent to Its having a place
on our statute books.
Will Demoralize Business
T. A. Schulze, Foot, Schulze & Co.,
Wholesale Boots and Shoes—Merchants
and farmers both will not support a
platform with any such plank in it.^ I
believe that it was incorporated into
the platform as a deliberate plan and
that it means just what it says. Trans
formed into law, the eight-hour plank
in the Republican state platform would
demoralize business, and increase the
price of manufactured articles to the
farmers. We are an agricultural state
primarily, and the prosperity of this
state in large measure depends on the
prosperity and success of the farmers.
There is no law or legislative enact
ment which can arbitrarily decrease
the farmers' working day or which
can legislate an added value into his
products. He will, of course, be the
chief sufferer from such "legislation,
but, on the other hand, It will be a
hard blow to our export trade. We
cannot compete in the markets of the
world with a shorter work day and the
present good prices paid American la
bor. Speaking for myself, I can say
that I am only one of a large number
of St. Paul and Minneapolis jobbers
and manufacturers who have no sym
pathy with the peanut politics which
placed that eight-hour plank in the
Republican state platform, and it will
cost its framers a good many votes.
Plank Threatens Business
Oliver Crosby, President American
Hoist and Derrick Company—l do not
apprehend that the Republican state
convention knew just what it was doing
when it passed the eight-hour plank
in its platform last week. The mem
bers of the convention had for two
days been wrought up to a high pitch
of excitement over the prospective
nominee of the convention, and when
the resolutions committee presented its
report it was received without thought
and without question. The delegates
were willing to vote for anything, so
long as they could reach the, to them,
important matter of naming a candi
But it is a serious thing to attempt
to foist on the country a law which
will force the employers of labor to
give their employes an eight-hour day
without any reference to the merits of
the case. I think the bill now before'
congress is as good as done for, but
the Republicans of Minnesota have
made a grievous blunder in incorporat
ing such a plank in their platform. My
position with respect to this proposed
law is a matter of history, for last
March I appeared before the commit
tee of the United States senate at
Washington and made an argument
against the incorporation into law of
the bill then pending in congress.
I have long contended that a shorter
working day is in progress of realiza
tion. In New England the working
day has been reduced from eleven and
one-quarter hours per day in 1575-76
to fifty-eight hours per week nowa
days, and I submit that if a shorter
working day is coming naturally, is- it
not good business policy and a safec
plan to let it work itself out than to
have the government force the manu
facturers to let a portion of their fac
tories work an eight-hour period in
order to hasten tTie movement, provid
ing penalties where the law is not en
forced? It is one thing to do an act
of your own accord, but quite another
thing for the government to say that
you must do it, and attach penalties
for any breach of the law.
We have for some years—since 1895,
to be exact—been making cranes for
the navy department at our works in
St. Paul, and we have made a great
many minor things for the fortifica
tions. These contracts we have ob
tained in the usual way; that Is, we
have bid for them in the open market
and the contracts have been given us
on our merits. Naturally, we do not
wish to be deprived of the opportunity
of continuing this work. I should esti
mate that in the last ten years. 10 per
cent of our work has been government
work. The hours for the major num
ber of our men are ten hours for five
days in the week ar.d six hou«i on Sat-
urday, though in our foundry depart
ment the men work nine hours d day.
The passage of a law such as is rec
ommended by the Republican state
convention would compel us, if we are
to continue in the work of government
contracts, to work all men engaged on
government work only eight hours a
day. But it is obvious that we could
not have two sets of men in the same
shop, one working eight hours and the
others employed for the full ten hours,
such as our competitors are working
I do not wish to convey the idea
that I am opposed to a shorter work
ing day. In fact, I am in favor of it.
I believe it is coming, and I think it
should come. I think there is plenty
of good machinery to produce what
we need in this world without having
our men work from daylight to dark.
All of the manufacturers in the Twin
Cities are of the same opinion. As an
evidence two years ago, without any
demand from a labor union, they gen
erally agreed that in iron-working es
tablishments, both in foundry and ma
chine shops, to reduce the day's work
from a ten-hour day to ten hours five
days in the week and five hours on
Saturdays. No reduction of wages
was made on account of this change in
the working day, and the men were
paid the same schedule per week for
the shorter as they had been paid for
the longer week.
Naturally, I hate to be driven out of
government work, and I don't believe
that any great number of our 500 em
ployes want to be obliged to give up
that department of our work, the Re
publican eight-hour plank to the con
trary notwithstanding.
Republicans Made Mistake
J. W. Cooper, Griggs, Cooper & Co.,
Wholesale Grocers—l do not believe
that legislation can possibly fix the
hours of labor. The results will bear
unequally upon those most concerned,
and as a rule the business interests of
the country are willing 1 to adopt an
eight-hour day where it can consist
ently be done. I am sorry to see any
political party advocate a measure that
will meet the decided opposition of so
many interests, and I believe it was a
political mistake for the Republican
leaders to put such a plank into their
platform, especially i n view of the fact
that such determined opposition de
veloped to it in the national congress,
where all interests were patiently
Will Not Vote Republican Ticket
Homer P. Clark, Treasurer West
Publishing Company—While I believe
that the adoption of the eight-hour
plank in the Republican state plat
form will not be countenanced by a
majority of the members of the party
In this state, the adoption of a plank
favoring legislation so deleterious to
the business interests of the country
makes it impossible for me, for tht
nrst time in my life, to vote the state
Republican ticket. I hope that the
Democratic party will keep clear of
such a platform and not force me to
vote the Prohibition ticket.
Farmer to Be the Sufferer
Frank A. Kelly, Foley Bros. & Kelly,
Wholesale Grocers—While I am averse
to taking any hand in politics and
usually refuse to engage in a political
discussion, I am free to say that I am
wholly opposed to any such plank as
the eight-hour plank In the Republican
state platform.. I believe that it is the
entering wedge for a universal eight
hour law, and under present condi
tions of business it would be simply
out of the question for a St. PauJ
wholesale house to handle its business
in a shorter working day. I think that
the adoption of such a law would ut
terly demoralize present conditions
while ultimately the farmer would be
the sufferer.
Coroner Is Notified and Search Is Be
ing Made for Body
An unknown man, supposed to have
pome from St. Paul, was drowned In
Forest lake yesterday afternon at about
3 o clock by falling from a boat In
which he had been fishing.
The man, who is described as mid
dle-aged and apparently a Scandina
vian, left the dock in a hired boat yes
terday morning at 11 o'clock with fish
ing tackle. He was alone and it is
thought that he came from St. Paul
One report stated that he had been
camping in the vicinity of the lake and
another was to the effect that he ar
rived on a train yesterday morning.
The drowning occurred within quar
ter of a mile from the shore. It is said
that a man on the shore saw the man
in the boat fall into the water but no
effort was made to save the drowning
man, and it was not until an hour later
that a fisherman discovered the empty
boat with a black fedora hat floating
alongside drifting on the lake
Coroner Freleigh, of Washington
county, was notified and a search for
the body is being made. The water is
twenty feet deep where the man went
Inquiry at Forest Lake failed to yield
a clue as to the identity of the drown«d
man. The hat picked up bore no marks
and had no sign indicating where it had
been purchased.
Superintendent of School Buildings
Opens Bids for $45,000 Policy
George Gerlach, superintendent of
school buildings, yesterday opened bids
for a $45,000 blanket insurance
on the boilers in school buildings, the
lowest offer being from the United
States Casualty Insurance company for
$330. Other bids: Houghton & Hemen
way, $335; Strickland & Doolittle, $356;
Fire and Marine Insurance company,
$495, and the Ocean Limited company'
*4* *4 Meat Co.
"Meadow Farm" Products
Are Absolutely High Grade.
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: Fancy Sweet ;'• Dairy Butter, 5-lb. ;; > C ~'y,
Jars .... 17c
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cans ■l-.vvt;V" v •:•'•; •• . -v^^" 3; vl;-l 25 C
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t Good cut Sirloin * Beef ?Steakr?:Tr. 12J4c •
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Choice Sirloin Beef Roast ;.: i i 'fii 12|^c
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I 1 PrQ"om^ced Reductions, Enabling Yon-jk
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Eastern Capitalists Are Said to
Contemplate Consolidation
of Many Lines
The purchase of the Cincinnati,
Hamilton & Dayton railroad by the
syndicate of Eastern capitalists own
ing the Pere Marquette is said to be
but one of the first steps toward form
ing a large and compact system from
a number of small railroads which
have been operated independently, with
varying results financially.
According to reports current yester
day the following roads are to be em
braced in the new system: Pere Mar
quette, Cincinnati, Hamilton & Day
ton, Cincinnati, Chicago & Louisville,
Wisconsin Central. Minneapolis & St.
Louis, lowa Central, Chicago, Peoria &
St. Louis.
The only official statement so far is
that the Pere Marquette, Cincinnati,
Hamilton & Dayton and the Cincinna
ti, Chicago & Louisville roads are now
controlled by one syndicate.
The report that the "Wisconsin Cen
tral is to be bought by the same inter
ests may be due to the fact that the
voting trust which controlled the Wis
consin Central trust several years ter
minated July 1,-making the sale of the
road possible.
The Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton
road, by the acquirement of the In
dianapouS, Decatur & Western., now
Teaches Springfield, 111. The purchase
of the Chicago, Peoria & St. Louis
would extend the system to St. Louis
and form a connection at Peoria with
the lowa Central. That road and the
Minneapolis & St. Louis have been
controlled for several years by Edwin
CINCINNATI, Ohio, July 9.—A re
funding mortgage was today filed In
the county recorder's ofßce by the Cin
cinnati, Hamilton & Dayton to secure
the United States Mortgage and Trust
company the payment of $25,000,000 of
4 per cent gold bonds due July, 1954.
This Is in pursuance of the agreement
whereby the new Cincinnati, Hamilton
& Dayton system was formed.
New Chicago-Denver Service Will Be
Inaugurated Today
CHICAGO, July 9.—A new train
service which will become effective
Sunday via the Chicago & North-
Western and the Union Pacific rail
roads between Chicago and Denver
reduces materially the time schedules
between Chicago, the Central states,
the Atlantic seaboard and the Rocky
mountain region. " The .new . regular
daily trains are the fastest ever inau
gurated between Denver and Chicago.
Schedules are so arranged that from
points in the Central states the trip to
Denver requires only one night en
route. Only two nights are necessary
from the Eastern seaboard to the
Rockies. The new service is over the
double-track line of the Chicago &
North-Western to Omaha, then via
the Union Pacific. The change is ex
pected to have much effect on the rap
idly growing tourist movement.
- ; 'iMrs. Winstow's Soothing i Syrop}'Q£?
: Has boon usod for over FIFTY YEARS by MI Ut
: LIONS of 5s MOTHERS B for | thalr-*• CHILDREN
th» best rsmsdy for, DIARRHOEA. > Said by Druj
ruts In ovary part of tho world. •,'• Beior* a-iia3< is:
Mrs-Wlnslow" a Southing Syrus,' and t*kf a) Jttij: I
Uade Twcaty-lWa cintsa 6attJ«.
Northwestern Vegetation Con
tinues to Progress Favorably
—Hay Cutting Begins
Although there has been rain every
day during the past week in the South
ern part of Minnesota, crops in the
northern and western sections of the
state and in North Dakota have not
suffered to any great extent from ex
cessive moisture.
The Northern Pacific's weekly crop
report, issued yesterday, shows that
vegetation throughout the Northwest
has progressed favorably, although
warmer weather would now be bene
ficial. In general wheat is heading out
and gives promise of a big yield. Bar
ley is beginning to ripen, and oats and
rye are looking well.
Hay cutting has already been com
menced and the crop is heavy. The rain
in some sections interfered with the
cutting of hay during the latter part of
the week, but the loss will be small.
Corn and potatoes are somewhat back
The Heport in Detail
The Northern Pacific's, report in de
tail is as follows:
St. Paul & Duluth Division—Heavy
rains have fallen during the week, re
tarding the growth of corn and potatoes.
Small grains are looking well. Haying is
now in progress, but has been delayed-by
the rein. Warm dry weather would be
St. Paul Division, East of Staples—The
weather during the past week has been
favorable to all crops. Wheat and oats
are heading out. have long heads and look
splendid. Rye is ripening fast and nearly
ready to cut. Corn has improved some
what since the last report, but it is gen
erally believed that it will be a short
crop. Haying has commenced.
Little Falls & Dakota Branch—Splendid
weather for all grain has prevailed since
the last report. Wheat and oats average
fifteen inches in height and -are heading
out. Rye and barley look well and will
be ready to cut in about ten days. Hay
cutting will be general this week.
Minnesota Division, Staples to Moor
head—All reports are favorable and crops
are making good progress. Wheat and
oats are heading out in fine shape. Corn
is a little backward and needs warm
weather. Haying has commenced and
will be a large crop. There is plenty of
moisture in the ground.
Fergus Falls & Black Hills Branch-
Bright, warm weather during the week
has greatly reduced the damage by the
heavy rain the week previous. Wheat and
oats average sixteen inches. Corn has
improved with the warmer weather and
Look Over the
Globe's Want Columns
And You'll Probably Find What
You Want
Look Them Over
They're interesting Reading
stands from six to eight inches high. Hay
ing is well under way.
Red River Branch—As far north as
Crookston all crops are in "fine condition.
North of Crookston the cool weather and
heavy rams have retarded the growth.
Pembina reports four and one-half inches
of rain during the week. Haying has
commenced and promises a heavy yield
Warm, dry weather would be very bene
Dakota Division. East of Valley City-
Crops have improved materially since the
last report, owing to the warmer weather
Early sown wheat is about ready to head
and late sown is making good progress.
Flax and corn are rather backward
Crops Look Good
West of Valley City—All crops in good
condition. Wheat stands sixteen inches
nigh and is heading out. Oats and barley
are also commencing to head. Haying is
in progress and will be a good crop.
Fargo & Southwestern Branch—Pros
pects on this branch are bright. The
weather has been clear and warm with
good rain. Barley is heading and looks
well. Wheat and oats are starting to
head and have unusually thick stand
Flax is a little late, but is improving
with the warmer weather.
Casselton Branch—Good growing weath
er has prevailed during the past week
and all crops are in fine condition. Wheat
looks especially well and is commencing
to head. There is plenty of moisture in
the ground and no rain is needed.
Cooperstown Branch—More or less mois
ture has kept the crops in good condition.
Grain is late, however, and bright, warm
weather is needed.
Jamestown & Northern Branch—All
reports on this branch are favorable. Early
sown wheat and barley are beginning to
head and look well. Flax is in bloom in
some localities. Plenty of rain has fallen
and the ground is in fine condition.
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ST. LOUIS, Mo., July o.—Judge
Thayer, in the United States district
court today, sentenced to fifteen 1 days
in jail Edward J. Gildersleeve, a ticket
broker, who disobeyed an injunction
order restraining him from selling rail
road world's fair excursion tickets. On
a previous occasion he had fined Gil
dersleeve $150 for a similar .offense; .
for a second offense he fined him $250.
Today the judge said: "It is clear
that fining the defndant has no effect,
and the court feels compelled to try the
expedient of sending him to jail."
FOR SALE-Reai Estate
Real Estate
1 am still in business. Telephone Main
1847-L2 and address 210 Gsrman Amer
icar. Bank Building.

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