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UNION-MADE TAILORING AT
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ONLY the Peru high priced goods; toe mean that the suit uou buy here, tchether
you pay $10, $12, $15, $18 or $30 represents the highest quality to be Pound for the
price you pay. It will be a favor to us, and we believe it will be worth the trouble to you if you will
look over our stock before you buy. FALL SUITS, WINTER SUITS, OVERCOATS and CRAVEN
ETTE RAIN COATS in a wonderful variety of PATTERNS, PRICES and SIZES, all the latest the
market affords, await your inspection. Our dUARANTEE of QUALITY goes with every purchase, no
matter how large or how small.
A Good Place to Buy Good Clothes
Tades Union Publicity
Everybody advertises. That Is.
everybody who has something to ad- j
vertise and who Is areally making
things go. Why should not the trades
union adopt this modern method of ex
ploitation. Some there are who adver
tise and succeed, not so much because
they have a good thing, but because
they can tell their story well and be
cause they tell it often and to the right
people. Trades unionism cannot only
tell well its story, but it has a good
story to tell.
Some time ago I Saw a sign in a
store window which read: "Our grati
fied customers are our best advertis
ers." It will be observed that the good
which was to come from the advertis
ing customers was not from the fact
that they would meet together these
who had already purchased their goods
in this particular store to tell each
other about the merits of the goods,
valuable as that may be, but It was ex
pected that they would tell others who
had never made their purchases In
that store. The application is that the
best results for the trades union will
not come by meeting week after week
as a sort of a mutual admiration so
ciety, but by telling the outsider who
should know, just what the trades
union movement means, what it has
already accomplished, and what It pro
poses to do.
There are two classes, in the main,
that are to be reached. First, the non
unionist who should be in the union,
and second, the general public. The
reasons for winning these are obvious.
It is Important also, to educate the
great mass of employers. Needless to
say, the average workingman knows
more about economic problems than
does his employer. But there are em
ployers who, realizing that the union
has come to stay, want to know more
about its true inwardness.
There are various ways in which this
advertising may be done. First of all,
the membership in the trades union as
a whole, should be a better informed
membership. Every trades unionist
should be ready to "give a reason for
the hope that is in him."
Some Central bodies have inaugur
ated lecture courses, not only for the
benefit of the unionists, but for that of
the public. Properly managed, this
may be made an exceedingly valuable
adjunct. Securing well-known and
well-informed speakers, and charging
a small admission fee, and such a
course would be sufficiently attractive
to gain the attention of the entire com
munity, especially if the matter is
taken hold of, not only by the officers
and the committee, but by the entire
membership of the unions.
A means of publicity already to hand
is the splendid labor press, too fre
quently neglected by those in whose
interests these papers are . printed.
There Is no better mdium for adver
tising than a first class labor paper,
and there are many such. How these
are to be gotten into the hands of
those who are to be won must be de
termined by local conditions, and the
amount of money that may be spent
for this purpose.
But why not begin a systematic, ag
gressive advertising campaign in the
local daily papers and in the maga
zines? Go at it In a business-like way
and then keep at it. Lack of space
forbids going Into further details, but
a good .advertising man and a level
headed trades unionist getting together
on this job would map out a campaign
that would reduce the expenses of or
ganization and make such organization
very much easier, the whole thing re
sulting in a great increase in the mem
bership of the trades union, which re
sult would justify whatever expendi
ture may have been involved, to say
nothing of the removal of the preju
dice against the trades union which is
now only too common. Rev. Charles
50 cents a day hired from "contrac
tors," this being the modern name
for slave traders, who bring them over
from China. Dallas (Tex.) Laborer.
A STRANGE CONDITION.
How Prosperity Shouters Seek to De
ceive the People.
Every day some prosperity shouter
or prosperity organ exclaims that the
country is so busy and prosperous
that jobs are vainly seeking for men.
Then there is a strike, and immediate
ly the employers find plenty of men
to take the places of the strikers or
at least claim that they do.
That's a very funny situation. Not
enough men to do the work, yet an
army of unemployed men so anxious
to work that they stand around wait
ing for dissatisfied men to strike so
they can jump in and become that
meanest of all human beings a
There's a screw loose somewhere.
A couple of years ago the Central
Labor Union contemplated a "Home
Industry" exhibition but was compelled
to abandon the project on account of
failure to secure a suitable hall. Why
not tackle the proposition again and
make it big enough to demand the use
of the auditorium?
THE MODERN NAME.
The great American government
chosen by the votes of the working
class is going to have the great Pan
ama canal dug by Chinese coolies at
CONTEMPLATES A CHANGE.
"Bert" Pentzer is figuring on moving
ais Lares . and Penates to southern
California about the first of October,
believing that the change will be bene
ficial to the health of himself and Mrs.
Pentzer. Mr. Pentzer has worked in
Lincoln printeries for a good many
years, and in union affairs he has al
ways been a leader. A host of friends,
while sorry to see him and his esti
mable wife leave, will wish them
abundant success In their new home.
noon. . Mr. Large is the foreman of
the Western Newspaper Union's stere
otyping room. In their bereavement
Mr. and Mrs. Large have the sympathy
of a host of friends, and especially
friends who, like Mr. Large, are
About the Unions of Los Angeles, Cali
They own' and publish their own
They are building the finest Labor
Temple in the United States for meet
ings, headquarters and convention pur
They have bui.lt and operated the
two largest laundries in Los Angeles.
They own and conduct the finest work-
ingmen's club in America.
They have never committed a ingle
act of violence in that city.
Seventy-five per cent of the union
men own their own homes.
They are subjected to more abuse
from certain unprincipled newspapers
and business men than in any city in
the United States.
Eighty per cent have savings ac
counts in the banks of that city. Sher
man Labor Journal.
SEEK BIG STRIKE DAMAGES.
The little child of Mr. and Mrs. Sam
Large died last Sunday morning and
was buried In Wyuka Monday after-
Suit Against Flint Glass Workers'
Union and Others.
Charges that' the American Flint
Glass Workers' Union, the Gill Broth
ers Glass company, a number of indi
viduals and several other companies
combined to hamper and reduce the
trade of the Macbeth-Evans Glass com
pany, with headquarters in Pittsburg,
Pa., were made in a suit filed in the
United States circuit court last week
by the Macbeth-Evans company, to re
cover money which they claim they
lost as the result bf the demands made
by the union.
The Macbeth company asks that the
sum of $850,000 asked as damages be
tripled, according to the provisions of
an act of congress passed in 1890,
THAT IS WHAT WE CAN DO FOR YOU
WE HAVE 1000 NEW PATTERNS. WE GUARANTEE A PERFECT
EIT. 01R CLOTHES ARE UNION MADE. WE HAVE A SLITOR
IIM IN CONNECTION. PLEASE CALL ON IS AT 1210 0 STREET
Elliott & Brethouwcr,
Bell Phone -4 7
Auto Fhone- 1047
which would -make their claim $2,550,-
In 1899 the Macbeth company bought
for $300,000 the patent on a machine
that can produce lamp glasses many
times faster than by the old method of
blowing, and was capable of increas
ing the production by as much as 400
per cent. The cost of production was
also decreased, the petition says.
Following the installation of the ma
chine, the petition says, the Macbeth
company broke away 'from the union,
and it was then that a strike was in
augurated, which lasted a year and
caused the Macbeth company an enor
mous loss because it was unable to
operate its plants. Competitors are
alleged to have been in a combinatioa
with the strikers in an effort to ruin
the business of the Macbeth company.
SOUNDS RIGHT, ANYHOW.
How would you like to be a "free
and independent?" At the Winston
rattery- in Philadelphia, the rodents
are compelled to take the back door
route when through their day's serf
dom, after being searched and labeled
O. K. by the superintendent. "Thieves
and slaves," and we believe the appel
lation right. -Potter's Herald.-
If Mr. Littlefield doesn't realize that
he reduction of his majority from
5,500 to a few hundred constitutes a
stinging rebuke administered by or
ganized labor, then Mr. Littlefield is
unable to recognize a stinging rebuke
when he meets it in the road. Phila
delphia Trades Union News. ' '
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Will Furnish your home RIGHT. We make a specialty of complete
outfits for the home. We can save you money and will do it if you
give us the chance.
Our line of Dining-tables and chairs is now complete at prices
extremely low. ' .
SEE OUR GOODS. WE SHOW THEM AS WILLINGLY AS WE SELL THEM
the A. D. BENWAY Co.
Successors to The A. M. Davis Co. Complete House Furnishers.
1112-1114 O STREET.
Some Hints That Will Be Found Walt
Nothing baked will keep well unless
it is thoroughly cooled before being
Keep the milk bottles tightly closed
even in 'the refrigerator. New milk
should never be mixed with old.
When boiling a pudding, remember
to place a stick in the bottom of the
saucepan. This will prevent the pudV
Melted butter used for basting i3
used in the proportion of one table
spoonful of butter, melted, to one cup.
ful of hot water. Keep hot while
To polish cut glass wash It well
with soapsuds, rinse and then, after
drying it : with a cloth, polish it with
sawdust and a washleather. The glasa
will be brilliant after this treatment.
A peppermint plant in a pot is as
good as a fly-paper to rid a room of
those annoying pests- the fliesl There
are several varieties of plants which
the flies do not love, but the pepper
mint is their especial aversion. They
will hurry to leave the room where it
To keep sandwiches fresh, the tin
boxes In which sweet wafers are pur
chased are handy receptacles in which
to stow1 away sandwiches for evening
lunches. Packed carefully, with lids
nicely adjusted, and set on ice until
needed, the sandwiches are tempting
Ink stains on white articles may be
removed with oxalic acid. A teaspoon
ful of the acid to a cupful of hot water
will be found sufficient. The stains
should be rubbed with this as soon as
possible after they have been made.
When the stain is removed carefully
wash out the acid with pure water.
: Just a Little. 1
"None of you members had a rail
road pass this session, I understand,"
he said to a state senator just after
the 'adjournment of the legislature
this spring. '
"No, sir. Not. a single one was is- -sued,"
was the reply.
"Some of the memuers must have ;
hated to pay cash fares?"
"Do you thyik it made any differ
ence in "their feelings toward the rail
roads? How was it in your own case,
"Well, there was just a little feeling
just a little."
"But, of course, you didn't betray
"Oh! no. When I rose up and stated
that the railroads of this country in
jured 119 people and killed 87 to every
one in any country of Europe, and
that the presidents of four roads had
more power in Washington than the
whole presidential cabinet put to
gether, I was careful not to show anyv
personal animus. No, I can't say there
was much feeling only just a little
just a shade." Baltimore American.
Woman Loyal to the End.
A striking case of forgiveness ex
tended to a murderer to the extent of
shielding him from justice occurred
recently in Paris. A handsomely
dressed young woman, Mdlle. M. Gou
vler, was found in the ' street dying
from the effect of a stab in the breast,
and later in the day she expired In a
hospital But not a word could be ex
tracted from her as to the identity of
her. murderer. "He did it in a fit of
jealousy," she said, "and because he '
loved me." The last words to pass
from her lips were: "I pardon him."
She gave up her life, but not her
, Remarkable Escape from Death.
An extraordinary escape from a cro
codile recently occurred at the Sido-
godo drift of the Usutu river, Swazi
land, South Africa. While washing
his head in the river, a native- was
seized by a crocodile. -What followed
he is unable to state, but .when he
regained consciousness he was lying
on the bank with his throat slightly
j lacerated, and the whole of the 'back
or nls scaip nearly torn on. tie was
carried to a kraal by natives, where
he is recovering from his injuries.
- Huge Wagons of Argentina. '
On the Argentine pampas, where
men are scarce and horses are cheap,,
and the roads are hardly roads at all,
enormous wagons are used. Some
have hind wheels 12, or even 14 feet
high', and the driver's seat may be
20 feet from the ground. Such wag
ons are built as much as 50 feet in
length, and 12 to 15 feet in width. As
many as 60 horses have been used on
one of these huge wagons, on the
dusty plains of La Plata.
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Jealous of the Middies.
Secretary Bonaparte has received a
leter which endeavors to explain why
sailors are refused admission to dance
halls and other places of amusement,
such as skating rinks, etc. The writer
informs the secretary that men in uni
form prove so much more attractive
to the ladies that the civilians' are "cut
out" and thereby are much aggrieved.
Penalty on Tobacco-Users.
'Tobacco users ' and theatergoers
among the college students of Syra
cuse university, Syracuse,-New York,
must pay full tuition,, according to an
edict issued by Chancellor Charles R.
Day, when college opened for the fall
term. Nearly a thousand frees cholar
ships were given away to needy stu
dents last year.
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