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THE ULTIMATE GOAL
What Organized Labor Aims to
Do For Mankind.
Under the Spur of Organized Opposi-
lion by Employers Wagaworkara Ara
Rising to Meet the Situation—United
They Are Able to Resist Injustice.
Wo* to Kaap Your Own Town Befoea
it is up io the citzena of every town.
I*e it large or small, to keep it prom
inently before the public as an enter
prising. hustling town, one where good
people would not oj»ject to living and
raising their children. We don't be
lieve in trying to make of every town
u»d village a manufacturing center
and one destined to become a city in
a comparatively short time. All sncti
statements are vain and misleading.
But there is scarcely a towu which
by co-operation of its citizens may not
be kept alive and made attractive. By
the organization of the business men
in uii lines, and every town should
have such an organization, a great deal
may be accomplished toward its pros
|>erity. Some organizations undertake
loo much at the beginning, and, fail
ing. their members become discour
aged and give up in despair, when if.
on the other baud, they bad only un
dertaken oue or *vo things at a time
and laid their plans well and worked
to them they would have made a suc
cess of the veuture.
Good roads are one thing needed in
a number of places, and one good road
leading to and through a town will
contribute very considerably to its well
being. A good place where farmers
can hitch their teams and where they
can be provided with water, etc., is an
attraction worth all it costs. A rest
room, provided each store has none,
where the wives and daughters of the
visiting customers may find such com
forts as they usually require on such
occasions is also an item not to be over
When a few conservative business
men get to working together for the
advancement and upbuilding of their
local interests ideas of value will sug-
gest themselves and they will always
find something worthy of considera-
Good schools, attractive church build
ings and such things will attract
worthy citizens.—Retail Merchant.
Discussing the question "What is
the Ultimate Goal of Organized La
bor?” in a recent Issue of the Boston
Globe, H. 1!. Perham, president of the
Order of Railroad Telegraphers, out
lines the following program:
There are likely to be many diver
gent opinions in regard to the query
as to “What Is the Ultimate Goal of
Organized Labor?” and this thesis la
submitted as the present view of one
cheerful citizen who knows there are
The necessity for organization among
the wage earners in the United
States becnine apparent only during
the past fifty years. The organization
of those who had capital to invest
made the organization of wage earners
an imperative necessity as a matter of
seif preservation. The power of money
is great but when It is massed by In
corporation to such an extent that it
makes Croesus of old look like a piker
the wage earner is forced to hustle to
save himself from abject slavery;
hence the American Federation of
Labor, with its 11(1 national and inter
national unions. 38 state branches, 587
city central bodies, 664 local trades and
federal labor unions and scores of
other unions, brotherhoods and wage
earners’ associations not yet affiliated. ■
But not withstanding the millions of;
citizens now identified with the cause
of organized labor the movement is
»till in its infancy.
Employers have recently formed or VALUE OF SCHOOL GARDENS.
ganization* for the purpose of stamp-
Important Factor In Developing Char
Ing out those of the workingmen,
acter and Educating the Young.
What piffle! They might as well try
While file school garden as an edu
to stop the rising tide of the ocean.
Good came of the attempt, because by cation proposition is in a general
that means the employer found out sense in its infancy, its effect on pub
the depth and strength of the work lic school children who have come un
lngman's movement and how thor der its influence lias been quite marked
and most encouraging. The efforts of
oughly it Is in earnest
I the depart incut of agriculture to add
Organized labor Is today resisting in
inspiration to the cause by providing
justice on the part of the employers
garden facilities for the Washington
and occasionally wresting a little more
of labor's profits from the boss for the scholars have shown that not only
use of the worker and his family and does the prescribed work in actual
gardening tend to broaden their intel
by that means steadily strengthening
lectual capacity, hut it also develops
its position. It is settling Jurisdiction
refinement in a greater or less degree
disputes between organizations along
and. above all. Improves the moral tone.
broad and sympathetic lines, and the
This would go to show that the gov
result will he unity aud enhanced op
ernment might well exercise itself in
portunity for more effective work.
Here and there the ultra conservative the direction of educating school gar
and the rod radicals are shying rocks den teachers to the end of developing
good citizens in their future pupils.
at one another (metaphorically speak
At a meeting of school superintend
ingi. but they will eventually discover
ents in Washington great interest was
common ground upon which both sides
manifested in this work, and the re-
can stand and unitedly gain victories
over conscienceless greed, grnspfng suits so far accomplished and on rec-
ord served to show that the school
cunning and the lawless rich.
garden can be made, in fact is. a decid
Tomorrow it will i«e resolving itself
Into co-operative societies for the ptir edly important factor in the develop
poae of distribution of its product ment of character and the general
among its members along equitable education of the young for the benefit
lines: also devising means of tiecom of any community. Looked upon as an
ing itself the employer by instituting important, legitimate function of the
government to promote such a phase
manufacturing plants of its own
In the not distant future it will elect of public education, it is to be expected
its own members to the congress and that some available scheme involving
the legislature to solve those larger government aid may be presented to
problems that unionism and co-opera- : congress and receive its sanction and
support. —Los Angeles Times.
tlon cannot touch The money ques
tlon. the wage problem, the land sub- ■
Public Comfort Stations.
Ject. the tax riddle, are some of the
One of I lie longest and most Impor
larger nuts they will lx* called upon to
crack. It is futile to expect that any tatit municipal strides of the last dec
but working people will satisfactorily ade is the increased and increasing
uuiulii'r of public comfort stations,
answer those conundrums
The goal will be reached when we and still more are ueeded. for. nftei
have achieved peace, prosperity and all, the world is for those who live in
happiness for the citizens of the Unit- iL European countries are far iu ad
ed States and commenced proselyting vance of America iu these p.lblic con
among other nations to solve their vex venieuces anil iu this most important
ed questions in the same manner ns phase of public improvement. There
is no «luestiou as to the necessity of
we have done
The United States is the hope of the these stations but town authorities do
world at the present time. Its citizens not always know or will not always
must make good by showing the down see what is beat for the whole people.
trodden and oppressed of other nations Too often "city fathers” have indi
how to emancipate themselves front vidual fads aud lose sight of comfort
all kinds of slavery by intelligent, for women aud children, to say noth
ing of tlie visitor or the rural resideut
forceful, yet harmonious action
not ustxl to city or town life. The
question of public comfort stations is
Worit Crime of All.
“Call the Jury for the next case.” au all important one aud will force it
self upon our attention more and more
said the Judge
“May It please the court.” said the m the immediate future.
prosecuting attorney, "the prisoner at
Incentive to Trade.
the liar is not entitled to a Jury. He”—
Keep track of your sales each day
“Why. the ornarlest chicken thief
is entitled to trial by Jury.” exclaimed It will be a help to you later on.
At the close of each day's business
the Judge "It is the inalienable right
enter in your personal memorandum
of every man charged with”—
“But this is a union man charged bo* Ik your total «ales for the day; also
with having violated your order not to make totals for each week and each
approach a strike breaker with Intent mouth. For the first year you can
make weekly and monthly comparisons.
to influence him."
"What? Prisoner, stand up! You au<l after a year you can compare
have committed a crime which ts so your sales each day. These compari
much worse (han murder, rape. Incest, sons will serve to act as an incentive
arson, infanticide, homicide, patricide, in your work, for you will find your
matricide or fraticide that you hav»» «elf trying to beat your previous rec
forfeited all right to a trial by Jury ords. You will find that it is interest
Solitary confinement for six mouths. ing to do this, it is a good thing for
Call the next case!”—Lincoln Wage the store, so it cannot help but tie a
good thing for you also.
Seaman Aid Lake Strikers.
Trade Booming Hint*.
The members of the International
Seamens union have voted an assess
meat which will aggregate $32,000 to
Maltet the sailors ou the great lakes
who have been on strike against the
Veaael Owners' association for several
months The Vessel Owners' associa
tion controls about one-half the boats
on the lakes and have endeavored to
establish a record book system among
the men. The beadquarters of the In
ternational Seamen a uulou are tn Boa-
Respect til«' time of commercial gen-
tlemeu; also your own.
Opportunity may rap at thy door but
once. Be not slow or half hearted with
The business man who doesn’t ad
vertise liecnuse "times lira hard” is
like the ostrich who buries its head
in the sand to escape the hunter.
opportunities are never adver
tise«! In the lost and found columns.
But new- opportunities are created by
tie right kind of advertising.
Ma Who Ha* Knowledge and Ha Who
Gamble* o* Gos*p.
Catching Mark to McGuire.
James McGuire of the Cleveland
Americans took «s-casion to put tlie
kibosh ou the claim» of Catcher Gib
son of the Pittsburg* rh.it his feat of
catching 112 games in a row was u
McGuire claims that
he caught iu 1: '. I- mes \ hen wil h the
Senators in IX».'. "Far l>e it from a
MANAOEK JIM MUUIKB OF TH®
LAND A.MEKK ANS.
veteran like me to try to take any
credit from a nice young fellow like
Gibson." quoth Jim, "but a reference
to the National league records of 1805
will disclose the fact that in that year
I caught 133 games for the Washing
ton club, which was all there were od
the schedule, so the games were neces
The latest thing in baseball is to
develop a set of hitters who bat equal
ly w«<l from either side of the plate.
Hugbic Jennings and some other crit
ics assert that it is possible to train
young batters to do this. The result
is the utter confounding of pitchers.
Southpaws and rigiit handers will
then lose their distinction. When the
southpaw appears the batters will al)
work right banded, and with the right
handers pitching they will shift to the
There are several batters now who
Alan Storke hits
from either side. Donie Bush, the De
troit shortstop, beat Dolly Gray. the
Washington southpaw, receutly by
moving over to the right side of the
He drove In all of Detroit's
runs. Austin, playing with New York,
can bat from cither side.
Germany Schaefer. Claude Ritchey and
George Davis. Other batters try ft
Phillie McGovern a Good One.
Fighters come and fighters go. but it
just seems that the McGovern tril»e Is
going t<> keep going on forever
some years since the Brooklyn rigtit
fan bad the chance to boast of a real
fighter. Now they can howl amt yell
all they want, and the echoes will
sound all over the country. Another
McGovern has hit tlie pugilistic h<»ri
zon. Phillie is his name, and if he is
nothing else he is today to be regard
ed as the very best bantamweight
tighter we have in the east.
Phillie McGovern is the pride of
Brooklyn t<«iay. and all tiecause lie
gave Joe Waguer. conceded to Is* the
best of little men in this section of the
country, as tine a beating as any boy
ever got in ten rouuds.
Athletics In Marine Corps.
There is a movement afoot in the
marine corps at Washington for a
broader development In athletics than
has heretofore - hnracteriz«*«l th«* life
of the marines tb«*re Baseball, footliall.
track event« and possibly aquatics are
to be taken up and games strangl'd
with th«* leading military and naval
teams of th«........untry. provided the
plau as discussed meets with tlie ap
proval of those In authority
the corps g<> in for athletics extensive
ly it might l>e able, it is suggested
to get the famous West Point-Annap
olis football teams to play in Wash
ington at times
This Pitcher a Real Midget.
The real and onl) midget pitcher In
professional baseball Is Gordon Hick-
man. th«> star twlrler of th«» Mobile
Southern league team
Just 115 pound« and is built like a
rake, His leg« are pipestems, aud ills
arms are Ju«t ns shnj»*lv a« hl« leg*
How he ever pitches a full game physl
clans cannot understand
Hickman work« i.tslv once n week.
but h«* tiearl* always wins hfs gani«*s
Hick will never Is* in the major league«
because of his small size HI* nenre«t
rival as n tnldget 1« Frank Browning
of th«* San Francis, o team, who weigh«
French Bcxers Invade America.
PLAYING THE STOCKS.
France, which hitherto has Imported
American boxer* freely, often to great
er profit of the latter than to the ad
vancement of the nob]«* art of «elf de
fense. baa now reached a jwdnt where
it can export some fighters This re
sult ha* been attained through the
American Invasion Lightweight Henri
Piet and Middleweight Champion Mar
cel Mnrnnti are uow In this coentry
Of the many popular delusions toueb-
1 , Wall street an*l its peop.e none is
mor»- persistent or more dangerous to
the outsider than the l»elief that frem
nothing great permanent fortunes have
been made by shrewd and lucky spec-
nlation in prices it isn’t true
differentiate here Is* tween speculation
in prices only and the kind of legiti
mate speculation which seeks to antici
pate great economic changes. Legiti
mate speculation has its translation
into prices, too. but it takes, first, origi
nal capital in som«-* reasonable propor
tion to the profits expected and. see«
oudly. the treatment of exceptional
opportunity with correct imagination.
Its risks at beet are very large. Among
our Wall straet acquaintances nr»* sev
eral hard headed men who succeed iu
making $35.»»»» a year by speculation.
Not one of them has a capital of less
They make it earn
fbollt l(t per cent
Take Blank, one of the ablest specu
lators we know. He has made half a
mtllton dollars during the past tire
Very handsome return, you
sav. Let us look at Blank, ne was
the chief accountant of one of the big
railway systems when an uncle, dying,
left him $20.000 Mind you. he was an
expert railway statistician and an ex
ceptionally able young man to boot,
He knew his own road like a book, a«
well as som«* other things that only the
directors wort* aware of. The stock of
the system looked cheap to hhn. and
he used his $20.000 to margin 4.000
shares. A bull market was tieginning,
and within a month or two Blank’s
capital had increased to $00.000. He
was content with a ten point rise.
though the stock advanced ten points
more, That was the first of Blank’s
deals, Twelve months later he won
He thought that the stock of
a certain western system was selling
below its value and set about an in
vestigation to find the facts. He hired
a first class engineer and a retired traf
fic manager to travel from one end of
that railroad to the other, and he him
self analyzed the accounts. When all
the reports were in it seemed to him
that the system was earning enough
money to justify an increase of its
dividend, and tie plunged once more
He waited six months for his point
this time, and his investigation had
cost him $5.000. He made $50.000.
Good interest, you say, but think of
Blank’s special equipment for the
game and the trouble he took to be
right. You. Mr. Thinmarginist, after
reading the Wall street gossip tn your
daily paper, adventure your thousand
or two thousand dollars and expect to
double your money. Mark the differ
ence.—John Parr in Everybody's Mag
«BANDON REAL ESTATE>
1 AND LOAN COMPANY
BOUGHT AND SOLD
ALL KINDS OF REAL ESTATE
Tennyson's First Poem».
Th«» wind came sweeping through th«»
garden of an old Lincolnshire rectory
one morning in the tieginning of last
century and blew upon a child of five
years old. who opened bis arms to the
blast and let it carry him along, cry
ing as he traveled. “I bear a voice
that's calling in the wind.” That was
Tennyson’s first line of poetry. The
first poem he ever composed was writ
ten upon a slate one Sunday morning
at Louth. The subject, set him by his
brother Charles, was "Flowers." and
little Alfred covered his slate with
blank verse after the model of Thom
son's “Seasons.- His next attempt was
an elegy upon his grandmother, who
had just dhsi. written at th«* request
of his grandfather. When ft was writ
ten tli«> old man put it) shillings Into
th«* boy's band and said. "There, that
Is the first money you have ever earn-
ed by your poetry, and. take my word
for it. it will be the last.”—Westmin
Money Loans Negotiated on Approved Security.
All U S Land Matters a Specialty and Prompt
ly Attended tc. Pension and Insurance Agency
Bond Brokers Trans-Atlantic Steamship and
Railroad Ticket Agency
Room» 2 hik I 3.
Sew I lenii olili
C. T. B lum en rot her , Notary Public
Is called io the fact that COL. C. T. BI.UMEN-
ROTHER of Bandon, Oregon, will insure Saw
mill men. Loggers and other kinds of workmen
against sickness, accident or death at reasonable
rates. It will pay you to call on him and see
what he offers in that line.
Opening an Oyster.
‘The Cook's Oracle.” a book which
was never far from the kitchens of our
great-grandmothers, is very precise in
its directions as to the proper manner
of preserving and eating oysters, .«ays
an English journal. "The true lover
<>f an oyster." writ«*« the author, "will
have some regard for th«1 feelings of
iiis littl«* favorite and will never aban
don it to tin* mercies of a bungliug op
erator. blit will o|«en it himself and
contrive to detach ttie fish from the
shell so dexterously that the oyster is
hardly conscious lie has been ejected
from his lodging till lie feels the teeth
<>f tlie piscivorous gourmand tickling
This Was In Denmark.
An Englishman having business in a
certain Danish town arrived at th«
He inquired of a
group of men standing near the way to
ttie bouse he wanted, whereupon one
of then» offered to go with him and
«how him. With recollections of what
«nch n sorrire meant In England he
said. “I don't want a guide." "But
surely you asked us to «show you the
way.” «aid one of them. “Yes. but I
don't want a guide.” "My dear sir, I
am not a guide; I am the bishop.”
Romance In High Life.
"Ho that heiress is engagetl to a no*
ELIZA 13 ET II
This steamer is new. is strongly built and fitted with the latest improvements and will
give a regular 8 Jay service, for passengers and freight, between the Coquille rivet, Oregon.
First-class Passenger Fare
$3 on lip Freight
J. E. WALSTROM. Agent, Bandon. Oregon.
E. I. Kruse, managing agent, 24 California St., San Francisco.
BANDON STEAM LAUNDRY
Family Washing a Specialty.
First Class Laundry Work Guaranteed.
attention given to fine woolen goods.
Cleaning and pressing Mena Suita and Ladies tine skirts given
"And you sav the affair was roman-
"Oh. very Why. the duke was eve»
too poor to hire a lawyer.”— Kansas
Afraid of Consequences.
Dog Hater (tremulously»—See.l here,
sir! Will that dog bite me?
Owner (scornfully»—Do you suppose he
has no instinct of self preservation?—
F. A. BATES, Proprietor
’Now plying I m * tween Portland and Coot* Hay only
728-730 Merchant« Exchange San Francisco
The sagacious.are generally (lucky.*
GRAY & HOLT CX>.. On Agent.
J. E. W ALSTROM, Agent. Bandon