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the Typothetae did not know this, bat
just the same the detectives furnished
by the union reported back to union
headquarters with astonishing regu
larity, and the wages they earned
from the Typothetae went a long ways
towards financing Hix Six's victory
in Xew Tori City. The indications
are that a search of Jawn's grip would
disclose the presence of several size
able' gold bricks sold to him by those
onery union printers.
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-r-if you can wisely add one or several suits to
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LOT NO. 1 LOT NO. 2 LOT NO. 3 LOT NO. 4 LOT NO. 5
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erly sold at crly sold at erly sold at erly sold at erly sold at
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GOOD ClOTHES MERCHANTS
WONT DO IT AGAIN.
Accused Employers Pay Costs and
Agree Not to Offend.
The cases instituted by Deputy
Commissioner of labor Maupin
against Max Weinburg and Cohen,
Nathan & Co, for violation of the
female employment law, were called
in Justice Stevens court last Tues
day afternoon. Commissioner Mao
pin announced that he had no desire
to make anybody pay a fine or be
stuck for heavy costs, and that his
only desire was to have it distinctly
understood by all that the law must
be obeyed. He thought that the evi
dence of his intent to enforce the
law impartially but thoroughly was
sufficient, and he was willing to have
the cases dismissed if the defendants
would pay the costs and agree that
no further cause of action ba given.
To this the defendants readily agreed
and the cases were therefore dis
This these cases were instituted
numerous employers of females have
called upon the commissioner for a
thorough explanation of the law. As
a result numerous women have found
their hours of work shortened.
A GOOD DEFINITION.
A conservative is one who winks
knowingly, smiles profusely, and has
a back-pedal attachment to render
worthless anything he might say.
Where action is necessary, he is as
useful as an unarmed warship at
anchor and flying the white flag.
Trade Unionist, Washington, D. C.
A lazy mas 'm A
The laziest mas that tmm m
He has a son to m-eams C f imam
Because Leaader hi Us
Bat that is not the pate at 3
Tis this: Win Bnrs hs
He kws inte ttM jvdt sees se.
And shakes the mm aiwfr r tne.
Why does be fo tltstr Cast
r turn m
wiwre sJi My sc.
He's caffingr 0. teas."" Te
Bat isn't be a bn ma?
Some people can him m "Vraxy a
Another freak ot Asms
That has been told aB
Is this: He I
Close to Me !
AfrafcL yea ka
So. it boM tarxfcars srewt :
Because he Xmumm the
Oh. isn't he a lazy maa?
Some people can hot mxj mm
And. wont of tO. Fve kesnt it
He had mm esJk m that
And he wenid :
mannc bwwul saTeete htek.
he was iur A mm Brawm.
said be nil mm he'd tec M stay:
was too bier to est avsy.
BKbed. -the thtear
bm snt sartearT
-Let it alone.'
As Bke as not win
Now. wasn't he a buy
Some people call him '
IDOLS AND SALOONS.
Raw. Charles Stelzle Speaks Out
Boldly on A Pressing Subject.
Centuries ago the labor guilds, in
cluding masters and men, pitted their
strength against the advancing Chris
tian army. Back to the time when
ao man could remember, and before
their histories began, the people had
been worshiping the unknown God
through amulet and idol. The manu
facturer of these had become an in
dustry which gave employment to
great hosts of workers. Formed into
various guilds or trades unions, they
sought to preserve their crafts against
the growing tendency of Christian
converts to discontinue the use of
fetish and dumb Gods.
A remarkable and well-authenticated
Instance of this Is found in the
Acts of the Apostles. Ephesus was
the seat of the great temple of Diana.
To it were attracted the worshippers
who purchased silver shrines fash
ioned by the smiths who made their
living through the sale of these idols.
But one day Paul, the apostle, ap
peared in their midst and preached
a new doctrine the doctrine of the
unknown Gid whom the people had
been seeking in vain. The finding
of the true God began to work a revo
lution. The idols were cast out.
The temple was deserted by the peo
ple of the new-found faith. Soon the
effect of this became apparent to
Demetrius, the silversmith, leader of
the guild. Assembling the men who
were engaged In his craft, they raised
a great outcry: "Great is Diana of
the Ephesians." A mob quickly came
together, and then the truth was re
vealed these silversmiths were not
so much concerned about Diana as
they were about the permanency of
their craft this man Paul, whom they
were opposing, was, through his
. preaching driving out their business.
What if the people were living in
heathen darkness; what if the pro
gress of the race was Impeded the
chief and apparently the only consid
eration was the personal weirare of
So strong and so persistent was
the opposition, and so subtle the ar
gument 3 of the craftsmen, that later,
la many parts of the then known
world, a compromise was effected be
tween certain leaders in the Church
and the leaders of the labor guilds,
tothe effect that the heathen para
phernalia be retained, although the
true God might be worshipped. And
this we find even in our day BUT I and support of every, fair-minded man
and woman. The bricklayers insist
upon being paid off in cash instead
of checks, and give as a reason for
the demand the fact that they are
compelled to have the checks cashed
in saloons. This leads to the treat
ing habit, inclines to increase the
drink habit and ,is an injustice to
""We are given to understand by the
stores that our checks are not wanted
unless in payment for purchases, and
while the saloons readily cash them
the temptation to set -m up is so
great that very often the whole check
finds its way into the cash register
of the bar man." said an official of
the union. "We want the cash so we
can go where we please and spend
or keeo our money as best suits us.
THE COXTIXCKD SIX IX THE USE
OF IDOL. AXD Op AMULET MAY
BE LAID AT THE DOORS OF THE
LABOR GUILDS OF THE APOS
Today the trades unions are facing
another crisis. Another reform is
making progress, and it threatens to
'sweep the land. The forces opposing
the liquor interests are gathering
strength and ere long the saloon shall
go, if the people finish the task which
they have so well begun. But, again.
the craftsmen who live by the profit
"of an evil which is even more gen
erally recognized than was the sid of
Idol worship in the days of Paul, are
making protest. Various are the
cries that parallel the slogan: "Great
is Diana of the Ephesians. Frenzied
for "liberty" and "justice" and "fra
ternity' are those who are fighting
for the maintenance of the saloon.
hut back of it all and over it all is
the desire to preserve a craft which
gives them a living. It seems natural
that men should oppose a movement
which threatens to disturb their posi
tions as craftsmen. They have their
families to support and their own wel
fare to consider. But is there no
other consideration? Must the saloon
with its attendant evil for which
no one can successfully argue, always
remain with us, simply because its
removal will cause a readjustmlent
In industry, and because many of
those now engaged in the brewing
and allied industries must make
living in other ways which will work
no harm to their fellows? Shall the
trades union be made the scape-goat j
for an evil which it is sought to con
tinue, against the best judgment of
increasing numbers of workingmen?
Shall future generations hold it
against organized labor that, in the
twentieth century, it allied itself with
those who stood for sin and the de
bauchery of the saloon? Shall the
saloon dominate our labor movement.
a hen every other decent organization
and institution is breaking loose from
its power? These are questions which
labor must answer, and answer so
emphatically that no one can mistake
the real altitude of the trades union.
WHERE'S THE MONEY?
into bis hands during his term as
treasurer of the Typothetae. Maybe
Jawn was flim-flammed out of a lot
of it- We recall that when the Typo
thetae in Xew York wanted to hire a
lot of detectives to watch the pickets
set by "Bix Six." the strike committee
of "Bix Six" kindly furnished the Ty
pothetae with the detectives. Of course
A Bulwark of Strength.
"England," said the timorous man,
"is building ten new Battle ships, each
bigger than anything now in existence
and capable of firing broadsides ag
gregating 40.000.000-foot pounds of
force; Germany is adding to Ler navy
ships that will discharge missiles
equivalent to 50.000,000-foot pounds;
France, Japan, Russia and all the
other countries are doing the same.
What are we doing? What have we
to compete with that?"
"My dear sir," said the calm man.
"Too forget that we have the never- ,
failing supply 01 Missouri mules. The
annual muster of Missouri mules
could combine and kick all the navies
in the world clear through the MEXy
He calls a bed
"This feather Oca,
He says. "Is thick
Upon my wned
The bed's a bird"
Getting along in tats world wonirfaT
be so hard if there weresrl ss sxasy
people in it who are trying to take ttsr
world with them.
For downright dCTilishaess, says a
ew Fngtend deacon, gosstptsg sos
ea beats 'em alL What did the dea
con do? Houston Cbron-"
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A WORTHY STRIKE.
Des Moines Brick Layers Want Their
Pay in Cold Cash.
The Union Bricklayers of Des
Moines, la., are engagel in a strike
that deserves the hearty sympathy
The National Typothetae Wonders
Where Its Funds Have Gone.
The cash box of the Xatlonal Typo
theate of North America, is short. Just
how much nobody seems to know, but
there is an aching void where the
membership expected to find a wad of
ready money. The twenty-third an
nual convention of the Typothetae met
in Detroit last Wednesday, and imme
diately went into executive session -to
investigate the shortage. John W. Mc
Intyre of Xew York, who used to talk
about eating union printers blood raw
for breakfast, is treasurer of the
union busting bunch, and he declares
that the money was spent during the
fight with .the printers over the eight-
hour day. His colleagues want to see
the vouchers and the check stubs.
The union printers spent more money
than the master printers, and every
cent disbursed by the union men has
been properly accounted for. Xow
the master printers declare that one
of their own members a business
man don't you know ought to be able
to keep as good a set of books as a
It will be noted that the Typothetae
went into executive session. Funny
isn't it. that these high and mighty
business men have to transact their
business in secret, while the business
of the "anarchistic unionists" is trans
acted with the doors and windows all
open. An "executive session" of the
International Typographical Union
convention is unknown.
It is asserted that John W. !cln
tyre is unable to satisfactorily account
for several thousand dollars that came
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At Half Price
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ALL TAILORED CLOTH SUITS AT CALF PCICE .3 LESS
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SILK DRESSES AT HALF PRICE
S Foulard dresses that were
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2 Foulard dresses that were $22.50.
1 Hessafin dress thai t
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