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HEALTH NOTES FOR
VrW t lit n
AttgattlM the month ot Internal
catarra. ine muoou mem
brane, especially of tbm bowels,
are very liable to congestion,
earning mummer complaint, and
catarrh ot the bowel and other
Internal organ. Pc-ru-ma la an
excellent remedy tor all these
Debs fee 172"f.n rci
the mil Cl
The load seems lighter Wagon
end team wear longer Yon make
don money, and have more time
to make money, when wheels are
ulica Axle Grease
The longest wearing and most
satisfactory lubricant in the world.
STANDARD OIL CO.
Fell Into Baa Company.
A canny Scot was brought before a
London magistrate on the charge of
being drunk and disorderly. "What
have you to say for yourself, sir?" de
manded the magistrate. "You look
like a respectable man, and ought to
be ashamed to stand there."
"I am verra sorry, sir, but I cam"
up in bad company fra Glasgow," hum
bly replied the prisoner.
"What sort of company?"
"A lot of teetotalers!" was the start
"Do you mean to say teetotalers are
bad company?" thundered the magis
trate. "I think they are the best of
company for such as you."
"Beggln' yer pardon, sir," answered
the prisoner, "ye're wrong; for I had
a bottle of whusky an' I had to drink
It all myself!"
At a country dance in a southern
town, when the fiddlers had resined
their bows and taken their places on
the platform, the floor manager rose,
"Got yo' partners for a cotillion!" he
"All you ladies an' gemmen dat
wears shoes an' stockings take yo'
places in de middle ob de room. All
you ladies an' gemmen dat wears
shoes an' no stockings take you' places
immejltly behin' dem. An' you bare
footed crowd Jest Jig it roun' in de
corners." Youth's Companion.
August Wolf Writes Some Interesting
Spokane, Wash. Organized labor in
Spokane was never more numerously
or profitably employed than at the
present time and there Is every rea
son to believe that this state of af
fairs will continue for years to come.
The city, is growing at a rapid rate,
the influx of newcomers ranging from
100 to 1,200 a month. Most of these
have capital for Investment or home-
building; and, as a result, every av
enue of industry . is active. This is
also true of the agricultural, mining,
lumbering and dairying interests,
while orchards for commercial pur
poses are springing up on all sides.
The chief difficulty Just now is the
scarcity of laborers, thousands being
required in the wheat fields and or
chards and in railway construction
nd lumber camps. The thresher
man, the fruitpacker and the railway
and sawmill operators would rather
give employment to white labor, but
t is given out that they will have to
ecruit their ranks with Japanese if
they cannot secure the former. From
$2.75 to $3 a day is paid for ordinary
Gov. Albert E. Mear has Just dis
patched a letter to the department of
commerce and labor at Washington,
D. C., saying that workmen are chiefly
in demand in eastern Washington, ad
ding there is also need of all classes
of skilled and unskilled workmen in
every part of the state. The big de
mand, he says, is for railroad laborers
and farm hands, while mechanics are
needed in Spokane, Tacoma and Seat
tle in the building trades. He adds:
"Employers prefer single men, es
pecially in the more or less hazardous
occupations, such as steel construction
work; this by reason of the fact that
damages are less than where a man
is at the head of a family. Naturally,
the state would prefer heads of fam
ilies employed, but I am simply stat-
ng the fact."
High Price for London Property.
London city churches when they
come Into the market fetch big prices.
The building and site ot the Church
of St Peter le Poer in Old Broad
street have Just been sold for $480,000.
Sxkane local No. 485 of the Bar
tenders' International League ot
America is one of the strongest
r.nlons, financially, In the northwest.
It has 402 members employed in 198
houses. The scale Is $25 a week.
The union has bought a burial plat at
Fairmont cemetery and will erect
monument to cost $600.
Spokane will celebrate Labor Day
with a parade and picnic, the latter
taking place at Manlto park.
I Samuel 3. LsvlnsoH, after a suc
cessful year as the superintendent of
the Jewish Federation of Indianapo
lis, has been reelected to the office
for the term of another year.
SPOKANE, WASH., NEWS.
How a Crowd of Villagers Stirred the
Sage of the cracker Barrel.
Thara was tho naiinl crowd nf vil
lagers sitting on the postofflce steps
waiting for the mail to be distrib
uted anil nmnncr thsm was Uncle
John. He had Joined the sitters with-
put saying a word, and at the ena oi
fifteen minutes one of the men winked
at the "Crowd and said:
"Well, Uncle John, have you heard
about the big earthquake in Vermont,
with 10,000 people killed 7"
Uncle John looked at him In a
weary way and shook his head.
And the cvclone in Connecticut yes
terday and 500 houses blowndown?"
continued the man.
Uncle John yawned and was not
the least interested.
"The Ohio river rose 200 feet of a
snHHon the nthor Aav and carried the
city of Cincinnati down stream. Tens
of thousands of people lost their lives.
Any of your relatives down there.
The old man slowly shook his head
and reached down to pick up a sliver
and pick his teeth with it.
"And the whole state of Pennsyl
vania is caving in," said the Joker,
"and by to-morrow there will be a
great lake where 5,000,000 or 6,000,000
people have lived.
Uncle John took the news without
a word. In fact, he yawned and
stretched over it.
'Rv thunder, but there Roes a rat
under that nile nf lumber across the
street," exclaimed the Joker as he
rose up. "Say, you fellers
But he got no further. Uncle John
was across the street and had a club
in his hand, and within the next ten
minutes he had done a naif day s
work tearing down the pile to get at
the rat. He had been aroused at
last. Kansas City Journal.
Thomas Ivey, second vice president
f the State Federation of Labor, says
he will take up the promotion of the
Women's Union Label league with tho
various - labor organizations of
Spokane. He believes it is to the in
terest of every union man to aid the
Label league, as it is a great factor in
union labors success. He added:
'The women of the league have
taken up the work of fighting one of
the most important battles before or
ganized labor. They are giving their
t'-me and energy to help the cause of
unionism. It is the duty of every
union man to aid in their work all he
can and to give them both financial
and moral support. It will be futile
for the women to get out and do good
work, unless the men recognize their
efforts and assist in the movement,
both in the purchase of union made
goods and in the work of increasing
the membership and financial strength
of the league. We must boost the
abel as well as the working card. It
means much for organized labor in
Washington as well as all over the
Structural Building Trades alliance
of Spokane, at its semi-annual elec
tion, named Donald McLean, delegate
from the plasterers' union to succeed
himself as business agent. He was
chosen two months ago to fill the
vacancy created by the resignation of
George W. Miller. The position is the
highest in the Structural Building
Trades alliance. Mr. McLean is also
the president of the board of busi
ness agents. A. H. Rogers was
chosen president of the organization
A. Shortley was elected vice presi
dent, W. R. Kee, recording secretary;
J F. White, financial secretary, and
A. S. Clapp,' treasurer.
Spokane Musicians' union local No.
105, has elected its officers for the
years as follows: J. F. Rausch, presi
dent; John Whan, vice president; H
A. Driscoll, secrtary; Carl W. Jones,
treasurer; and C. P. Graham, ser-
geant-at-arma. Harry Driscoll, secre
tary and business agent, says that
the salary scale will be re-arranged
In a short time. The leaders now re
ceive from $25 to $40 a week, while
sidemen are paid from $20 to $27.50
The lowest paid and the hardest
worked men are in the variety houses.
Spokane union has 135 members and
Twenty expert bridge and structural
iron workers will be brought to Spo
kane by Business Agent Rymus of the
BriJge and Structural Iron Workers'
local No. 14 of Spkane. With the be
ginning of the iron, work on the Paul
son building at Riverside avenue and
Stevens street to cost $750,000, 50
union structural iron workers will be
placed at work on the gigantic struc
FINALLY ROUSED UP UNCLE.
TWO WAYS OF LOOKING AT IT.
Wife's Sneering Comment Met with
Gelett Burgess at the recent dinner
of the American Booksellers' associa
tion of New York said: "I once knew
a San Franciscan who married a girl
for her money. She was not a pretty
girl, and as time passed and love
cooled, she developed a rather tart
'One day her husband bought with
his quarter's allowance a -20-horse-power
automobile. He took the car
home gayly and brought his wife out
to the front door to look at It She
gave one sneering glance, and then
"It's very fine, but If It hadn't
been for my money, tt wouldn't be
" 'Well, Mamie,' said the husband.
Quickly, 'if it hadn't been for your
money you wouldn't be here your
USED BY THE DOCTORS.
Ninety Per Cent of the Drugs Pre.
scribed Are Patent Medicines.
Despite the opposition of physicians.
especially of those whose experience
has been neither far reaching nor
profitable, to "patent" medicines, nine
ty per cent of all drugs that physi
cians use are put up and compounded
by manufacturing concerns, are. In
fact, "patent" medicines Just as truly
as if they were advertised In the
The average doctor knows little or
nothing of pharmacy and is, there
fore, glad to depend on the very medi
cines, which in public he condemns,
Just as he is obliged in many cases
to depend on the diagnosis of the pa
tient himself, even while publicly de
crying what he calls "self-diagnosis.1
How rapid has been the growth of the
professional use of "patent" or "pro
prietary" medicines is shown in an
article written for the Journal of the
American Medical Association for
September 29, 1906, by A. Jacobi, M
D., LL. D. He relates that 50,000 pre
scriptions, compounded in several
drug stores were carefully examined.
From 1850 to 1870 no prescription was
found for "patent" or "proprietary'
medicines. In 1874 but one prescrip
tion in 1,500 called for ready-to-use
remedies. Between 1875 and 1880 the
number calling for "patent" or "pro
prietary" medicines equalled two per
cent of the total. This increased to
5 per cent in the period between 1880
and 1890. In 1895 it was 12 per cent,
in 1898 it was 15 per cent, and in 1902
1903 was from 20 to 25 per cent.
Dr. Jacobi says that in a large
store he was assured that 70 per cent
of the prescriptions were for "patent"
or "proprietary" medicines, and this
probably is approximately the correct
proportion at the present time. From
this it would seem that if the "patent
and "proprietary" medicines are good
enough for physicians to prescribe in
seven cases out of ten they are good
enough for family use in cases of
necessity and where the symptoms
are well known and as easily under
stood by the people as by the doc
Always the Politeness.
A Germantown woman was not long
ago watching a workman as he put
up new window fixtures in her house.
"Don't you think that you have placed
those fixtures too high?" asked she,
having reference to the curtain rolls
last put in place. The workman,
stolid German, made no reply, but
continued to adjust the fixtures.
"Didn't you hear my question?" de
manded the lady of the house. "How
dare you .be so rude?" Whereupon
the German gulped convulsively, and
then replied in the gentlest of voices:
"I hat my mouth full of schrews, und
I could not spheak till I svallow
some!" Harper's Weekly.
If You haven't been Satisfied with your Clothing Purchases
Take Advantage of
Close of Season Sale
YOU CAN BUY NOW All Two Piece Suits, Men's
and Boys' Straw Hats, Boys' and Children's. Straw
Hats and Duck Hats and Caps, Boys' School and
Dress Suits, Boys' and Children's Wash Suits at. . . .
YOU CAN BUY NOW Men's and Boys' Odd Trousers;
Men's Summer Shirts, Underwear, Hosiery and Neck
wear, Trunks, Bags, Suit Cases; Boys' and Children's
Underwear, Waists, Shirts, Neckwear and Hosiery at. .
V Per Cent
The Famous Manhattan Shirts
Selling Way Under Regular Prices
$1.50 Shirts at ... $1.13 $2.00 Shirts at . . $1.38
$2.50 Shirts at . . $1.75 $3.00 Shirts at . . $2.00
$3.50 Shirts at . . . $2.75
A Good Piace to 7
Tf Buy Good Clothes TfgF
SUSPEND NINE LOCALS
New York Unions On Strike, Break
Agreements Contrary to Orders.
The illegal strike of New York gar
ment workers, which resulted in the
suspension of nine local unions, in
cluding one in Newark, is breaking
up, and the United Garment Work
ers who sought to maintain discipline
by a refusal to permit signed agree
ments to be violated will be vic
torious. , i
The unions engaged in the strike, I
which 'began on Sunday, July 14, were
locals of the United Garment Work
ers of America. These locals are
affiliated with the United Hebrew
Trades, the East Side Central organ
ization. The United Garment Work
ers of America are affiliated with the
American Federation of Labor, which
recognizes the Central Federated
Union as the only Central labor or
ganization of New York.
The United Garment Workers ex
ecutive board advised against the
strike on union label shops, because
sucn a strike would be a violation
of agreements made with employers.
It is said that the United Hebrew
Trades urged the local unions to
strike, despite the wishes of the ex
ecutive board. At any rate local
unions Nos. 2. 3, 156 and 157 ordered
strikes in all shops, whethtl open or
On July 16 the general executive
board of the United Garment Work
ers issued the following to the officers
of locals Nos. 2, 3, 156 and 157:
"Dear Sir and Brother: As your
local union is aware that the general
executive board has advised, against
the calling out on strike of shops
Aori ing on label work, owing to the
following clause in the label agree
ment with the clothing manufacturers:
" 'Should any differences arise be
tween the Arm and the employes, and
which cannot be settled between
them, the said differences shall be
submitted to ihe general officers of
the U. G. W. of A. for adjustment.
Should this not prove satisfactory,
the subject in dispute shall be sub
mitted to an umpire to be mutually
selected for final decision.'
"And, since your local union has dis
obeyed the order the general execu
tive board is constrained to issue to
local unions affected the following
"Having gone out on strike in di
rect opposition to the wish of the
G. B. B., your union is hereby ordered
to have its members return to work
who are out on strike in label shops
by Thursday morning, July 18.
Should this onier not be complied
with your local union shall stand sus
pended from the U. G. W. of A.
"If your union decides to obey the
or'r of the G. E. B., it is prepared
to take any or all grievances your
members may have against label
shops and according to the agreement
use its best endeavor to adjust them
to your satisfaction.
"In addition the G. E. B. is not
Matinee 3:00 P. M.
Evening 7:45 & 9:00
Lincoln's Popular Playhouse. Prices Always the Same 10, 15 cts.
alone willing to take up the question
of the label shops, but should the or
der be complied with is willing to
consider the whole strike situation
and do what it can to take hold and
organize, etc., to better the conditions
of the tailoring industry as a whole
in New York.
"S. L. LANDERS.
"On behalf of General Executive
The order contained in the above
not being obeyed the unions to whom
it was issued were suspended by the
At the beginning of the trouble the
Brooklyn unions, Nos. 55, 69 and 140.
refused to take part in the strike.
Later these unions reconsidered their
former decision and joined the strike,
and on July 20 the general executive
board issue dan order similar to th
one previously served upon the four
New York unions, but which gave the
Brooklyn unions until July 22 to re
turn to work, upon penalty of sus
pension. As in the New York cases
the Brooklyn unions tailed to comply
with the orders of the general execu
tive board, and were by that body
suspended from membership in the
United Garment Workers of America
Then local union 15, of Browns
ville, and 28 of Newark, went out in
sympathy and violated their agree
ments, and were in turn, also sus
pended. The United Hebrew Trades central
body is backing up the strikers, and
there is some talk of organizing :i
new garment makers goneral unio .
to be composed of the suspended
locals. Such a move will result in
bringing the American Federation of
Labor into the fight, with the prob
able result that all local unions hold
ing charters under American Federa
tion of Labor unions will be orderel
to withdraw from the United Hebrew
After the locals were suspended
and were out on strike for two weeki
hundreds of members, in fact whole
shops, obeyed the order and returned
to work, and applied for reinstatement
and now the Garment Workers will
reorganize all the suspended locals,
and it will be a lesson to them dear
The coal trust has raised the price
of coal again. The next move will
be to reduce the wage of the men
who dig it.
WANTED BY THE JURY
Some Reasons for Mr. Crook's Can
didacy for Commissioner.
Linclon, Neb., Aug. 12. To the vot
ers of Lancaster county: In my card
announcing my candidacy for the of
fice of county commissioner, I stated
that at the solicitation of certain
parties 1 became a candidate. I be-,
lieve that the time has come when the
voters of ' Lancaster county shou'd
know who these certain parties are
When the recent grand jury was mak
ing its Investigation the question of
the coming successor to Mr. Mosley
was informally - talked over. I had
taken considerable interest in' the
work of the jury and it was suggested
that I would be a desirable man for
this place. The members of the jury
then made, I believe, a unanimous re
quest that I become a candidate and
after considering the matter. I con
sented, Now it will be readily under
stood that my candidacy represents
the best judgment of eighteen men se
lected from different part3 of the city
and Lancaster county and not any one
clique who have a selfish motive but
instead the interests of the entire
county,' and I am daily receiving as
surance of support from men who are
not interested in professional politics
but who want and demand a capable,
honest and economical administration
of the affairs of the office. Such an
administration I pledge myself to se
cure if elected. '
Under the new primary law the
voters have the power of nomination
solely in 'their own hands and by their
choice I am contented to abide. Very
W. C. CROOKS.
Foot Crushed by Cars.
At Kearney a man by the name of
Ridlon, aged 64, attempted to cross
over the tracks to the Burlington
depot, but a freight train was stand
ing in the way. He attempted to
climb over the bumpers and while do
ing so the train backed up and his
foot was caught, causing a severe
Ran Into Wire Fence.
William Shepard of Valentine while
out driving after dark ran into a wire
fence. His team became frightened
upsetting the buggy, throwing him
out, breaking his collar bone and
throwing his shoulder out of joint.
He was obliged to walk three miles
and wait a couple of hours for a train
before he could get a doctor.
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