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Cedar Rapids Tribune (Newspaper) - February 10, 1911, Cedar Rapids, Iowa NEWSPAPER WITHOUT A IHUZILE" VOLUME vra. CKTUR RAPIDS, IOWA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, ign PREPAI Jl N EXTJ FOR INGS UNE SIOUX CITY THAMES ASSEMBLY HAVE COMMITTEES AT AND NOVEL I ENTERTAINMENT. Sioux City.'ilowa, February 9, 1911 (Special to The Cedar Rapids will be something doing in this old burg away lip near the Dakota .and Ne- braska .lines, when the next .conven- tion of the Iowa State Federation of Labor assembles here in Juue.( Sioux City has always been famed and fam- ous for Its lives ones at previous con- ventions and this same the exception of Raymond Bvange- iine Sperry who has left en- deavor to show the rest of it that they are there when it comes to r giv- ing as well as being the recipients of the good things that go the gatherings of the best state jeder- ation in-the world. That there may be no doubt as to the truth of this statement youri correspondent wouic submit the names of the following well known trades unionists who have already begun the work of mak- ing good on tlie promises given at Ayaterloo. Convention Committee. George 'Henry Michel stetter, Charley LeMasters and J Harry Strief will represent the print- ers who are strong andy aggressive here. J.'E. Foster, cigar maker; S. T. Wiggings, plumber; C. electricians; H. Van Zelden, otyper; W. C. Weisensee, carpenter; J; Levi, brewery workers; L. A. James, cigarmaker; R. C. Hidgeway "barber and J. A. Fester, electrician, are .the men behind the big entertain- ment anil who will see that the year 1911, will mark the'event of best -convention from the local commit- tee's standpoint ever held'iri the tory of'the Iowa Several new and novel features have already been taken up and discussed by the general committee and adopt- ed but we are not ready to give them out for publication, t-'-. t Some Sense to This. our foix_ convention "prbiief'f and ,th'e'" convelQ1 tlo> 'hall itself with the approval of .Harking back to gatherings of the past .we remember that.therexhas been a'great deal of compla'int 'tis to from the place where the sessions were held to the" convention khotel and headquarters. Arrangements have been completed and contracts sighed for a hall right in the heart of the' business district which is light .and still free v from the noises of the. street and street rail- way traffic. The headquarters hotel will be lessfthan a block distant. Building Trades Notes. An independent building trades council has been organized here and will affiliate with lthe 'Iowa State J Building trades: .'Several months ago organization was started and the Charter fee sent in to ;Washingtbn. Neither the charter nor the money were returned. The new will play the Iowa.council alone. Something for Other Cities to Emulate. The1 Trades Union banquet will be held at the Mondamin hotel on Washington's birthday, February 22. This will be attended by at least 300 card men, undoubtedly the largest affair of the kind held in Iowa, out- side of some convention banquet. This will also be a means of creating larger interest In the coming conven- tion. Urick will.be an honored'guest, and make tho principal talk, with several' short ones by local men. It Is a "get for the i betterment of local organizations and to have'a large .bunch interested, who will mingle. delegates in June and help entertain. A brewery worker -organizer, or rather one of their national secre- will be here shortly to .try and settle a trouble whilh has been on with out of our breweries, and of which the brewery management is growing tired. Typographical Holds Short .M The big blizzard jiast Sunday made the attendance at. regular meet- Ing of the local typographical union exceedingly light. The room re- sembled that of the old one in the Wolf block in its most chilliest days. Those present sat and shlver- ed through the short session clad-in their overcoats. 'The most Import- ant business was the endorsement-of the protest from No. 118 In Des Moines regarding the state printing. "Resolutions of condolence and re- gret regarding the death of George Shannon' Monn were passed and or- dered-sent to his widow. The next meeting will undoubtedly be held In the new quarters in Mique's edi- fice vyhere most of, the bovs will feel very much at home. If we draw the old Rep. composing and editorial rooms what a sweat box it will be during the hot summer months. the parly from the National showed: at your chapel with the customary smokes that follow the fatal step that means separation from the old for at least six months come? Root and Let's Have the Fruit Mulct Petition Upheld by Board Appeal Is Made' District Court Will Sustain o o o o o o o o o o o o Majority (lied..........535 Withdrawals filed ......149 Duplicates 3 Rejected............. ;22 o Net withdrawals........124 .Objections' to petitioners. ISO Allowed 45 Majority to date........360 "Morality" objections. .300 Affidavit objections 26 Total.........'........326 Possible majority 4o o o. o o. o o o o o o o o oo At the close of the canvass of the mulct petition by the board of pervlsors Friday night the net num- ber of signatures remaining upon the petition .totaled 2728 with twenty- six names still held in abeyance for further consideration by the board. These signatures are those which were signed by the petitioner by mark by the canvasser and also witnessed by him. Attorneys for the petitioners claim, and cite legal procedure and rulings ,to substation- ate their all'points ind objections raised by the tem- >erance association attorneys are without merit. Latest advices are to the effect that the board will re- "use to listen to further arguments as to the technical points raised, but will decided upon the of he signatures as to Intent and with to poll book numbers and residence. If this method Is follow- ed out the result will be known not ater than. Monday noon and will give a victory for the mulct petition- ers of at least 244 names., Moral Character of Canvasser nig Issue. Friday afternoon was devoted al- nost entirely to the protest of near- y three hundred names secured by a ocal insurance agent by the name of Brokaw. The temperance assocl- ition have endeavored to prove, mak- ng the basis of their protest the itatute governing, that Brokaw is lot a man of.good moral n their argument they cite certain alleged instances In point and are endeavoring to prove that the gentle- nan in question was made the sub- ect of an Investigation while noting s city assessor the city council The attorneys i the petitioners laim that tho charges are unfounded and furthermore that the board have no jurisdiction whatever, la the nut- ter. If however, the board should rule that it is within their province and that the objections raised are true, the result of thetMivass woul( be a victory for the temperance as- sociation' until such time as it could be carried to the coiirta. COUNCIL'IS IIIILH HE SCENE nOAT Iil VERY TO KB ESTAll- USHEI) AT ELMS HATES RBASOXAIU.E. The Cedai- river near Ellis park is one of the most charming'and beau- tiful spots that nature has ever de- vised or provided. Moonlight nights In the good old summer time lend to Its' channels and island shaded shores the thoughts and scenes of fairyland. But except to the man with a motor boat It hos been more or less inaccessible. But this has all been changed by the action of tho %clty council Friday morning when that body granted a franchise :o Ed. Sheftlc to own and operate a boat livery from a point upon the river bank within the park limits proper. In return for this conces- sion Mr. Sheftic has Inaugurated a rate card for the use of his modern canoes and skiffs that would ranke a ake resort boat man drop dead with jorror. Mr. Sheftic agrees to rent his'boaU at the rate of per day of en hourt or if taken by the hour at twenty cents for the first and ten cents for each suceeding hour. With street car service to the park there la no reason to doubt but that Bills will be the only park for all classes during the coming season. v Ford Furnishes New Bond. The surety company that furnished ho malntance bond for Mr. Ford for tho Fourth avenue west paving'has failed. Mr, Ford appeared and sub- stituted a mew bond in a Cleveland company. The local agent of tho old company, Ed. Winters, Is the only loser. J-ord also furnished construc- tion bonds for the paving contracts awarded last week in the' sum of Commissioners Bennett and Smith are still in Des Molnes where the entire administration has been for three-days protesting against the Sammis bill and other measures thai are detrimental' to the rights and privileges of cities but of great ad- vantage tov public utility corporations who desire to cop ail that is laying around loose, the city authorities be- ing compelled to trust to a political public service board to be controlled by Ihe state direct. Sherifl mil Cons Some Crooks. A party named Klein, living in Walker lost a bunch of some eighty fine mink skins valued at 1400 last week. The villlage1, marshal passed it ui> to Old Sleuth Dill and the city cops. Bill drops .into the vjlllage after nightfall and dug many deep holes where his detective instinct told him that the skins should be planted. Nothing doing.. He then resorted to the' game of the furs were returned Wednesday night. And Bill had his man job, knows whn returned them and will land the two that turned the trick it they, will but stick around. If they duck the county Is the win- ner. All of which gives Bill another butt-In for the spotlight rays and pleases the natives up Walker way. Narrowly Escapes Horrible Dentil. While attempting to light Ihe kitchen range with the aid of kereo- sene Mrs. Anna M. Charter, wife of Tom Charter, a well known member of the B. df R. T., suffered severe iiirns upon the face and body he explosion that ensued. Her right cheek was badly burned and it was only through her rare presence of mind and' the timely aid and as- sistance, of her neighbors that she vas not enshrouded In flames. Mr. 3hnrter was out on his run and the children were not In the room. At present she is resting easily and her recovery Is assured. The ladies of he Auxlalry of the Trainmen are ministering to her needs, making he sickroom cheerful with (lowers and their kindly attentions. Mrs. w. B. Grow and daughter VeTa, made a visit to. Davenport their former home, leaving Saturday morning and returning Monday even- Ing leaving Willie to batch It. SKNATOK CLAHKSON'S COMPEN SATION MEASURE DISCUSSED SESSION. The atmosphere conditions outside nnd the temperature in the big Fed eration of Labor hall was such as U make the attendance smaller than usual and the short one. President Jonas insistec in shutting off needless debate whicl also bod the effect of shortening tin meeting. Overcoats were necessarj for comfort. One more meeting am that is nil in the old quarters. Legislative Measures Discussed. The legislative committee brough in a report of some length and o great importance. Correspondence between Hon. E. R. Moore and the committee regarding the transfer o the stale printing to the state penal Reformatory and charitable institu tions disclosed the fact that he' hat assumed a fair position in the matte and one that'Is perfectly.satisfactory to organized labor. The bill Intro duced by Senator Clarkson entitled "An act relating to the compensation to he paid to workmen killed or in jured while engaged in certain dan" gerous or hazardous was also, given .careful consideration The measure as a whole, or'rathei the intent and purpose of the bill met with the approval of the Feder ation. There is one clause therein that might be changed to the end that a more satisfactory understand Ing between both employer and em ployee might be arrived at." Tin intent is to do "away with the arnbu lance chaser and to ensure to botl corporations and Injured employee's a fair and reasonable settlement o personal injury cases without respr to courts of equity.' The matter was left in the hands of the legislative committee to act in conjunction with President Urick the Iowa Stat be interested and activeb working against the measure. Constitutional Revision. After a bit of customary but good nature'd sparring Seeretar Fink and his next door neighbor the report of the constitutional re- vision committee was read in so fai as the actual changes made ar< (concerned. The final adoption 01 rejection will occur at the next meet ing.. The Regular Hun. Credentials were read which gav< to Wesley Kucera, "Col." Collins and Wright of the Machinists, am Elmer Layer of the Pressmen the rights and privileges of representing their locals In the city central. Mr Layer was present and took th< works. He is the youngest, but one of the wisest, members of the body Secretary Bye's .financial repor showed the receipts heavv am the expenditures light. Harry Clark of the B.xot R. T. sent in a vigorous protest against the heating conditions or rather the lack thereof. The communication was acted upon and the boys in the train service will be given all that thev requested if it Is within the nowe of the Federation officials. -v Delegate Kvetensky of the brewer workers was among the faithful li attendance, although suffering from a badly cut head which was band- aged. The brewery boys are eve consistent in their attendance. The cigar makers were cdnspiciou for their absence. Come out of II fellows and hark back to the old days when you were always there with a complete delegation. Layer ls a .Mike is a good new and the old as it were. Mayor Miles Sets the .Lid. Acting upon Information gleamed from various souces, both inside and out of the police department, Mayor Matt Miles relieved Harry Leonard, et nl, from the worries and burdens of operating a pool, billiard hall and side lines on Second street. This s the particular institution which :no chief of police announced would not receive a license on the first of the year but It is claimed that the astute Harry slipped one over and got away with It by making appli- cation a fefw days ahead of the -ex- piration of his old permit. And If rumors are correct there will be a ew more turn-ups and turn-overs n the very near, future. Mayor Miles andyothers of the council are wise to the laxitives of a certain de- lartment nnd have given It out cold hat a few changes may have a good Affect upon discipline. Death of Mrs. John B. Turner. After but a brief Illness which was not considered of a serious nature Mrs. John B. Turner passed away at ler home in this city this w.eek. Mary toyton Turner was a lovely character and highly esteemed woman and her death Is mourned by riends without number. i Spring "1 land I Summer j Clothing I 115 S. 2nd St., i The Place fort jGood Clothes] i Always as Advertised i i The newest up-to-g "date suits, up-to-l tteHwnute in style, f the best fit, durabil-1 ity unequaled to I I I i t "Stauffacher's i Special" soft or s stiff hats f .43.001 "Stauffacher's fi guaranteed soft j j and stiff hats 'Winter Suits, Overcoats, I and Underwear at Re- toced Prices. Your wants supplied at Stauffacher's I
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