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Aches, Sprains, Bruises, Stiffness, Soreness,
Neuralgia, Lumbago, Sciatica

Day after day some kind of pain stands on your threshold. But it won't stay after a vigorous rubbing with

St. Jacobs



We cannot be without St. Jacobs Oil in the house, as it will relieve pain so quickly and is invaluable for so many things.

Yours respectfully, (MRS.) D. F. SNYDER,
Cooperstown, Otsego Co., N. Y.
The 50c Bottle Contains 3 Times as Much as the 25c Size
Awarded SIX GOLD MEDALS at International Expositions for being the best pain cure

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When needing a VELOCIPEDE, don't forget to write us for prices on




If you can't pay cash we'll sell you on the installment plan.


Ready January 1st-On Credit

Our Spring Housefurnishings Sale begins January 1st. The catalog is ready now. It pictures 3,000 things for the home-things we sell for less than anyone else in America. Write now for the book.

Our Annual Sale

Each January we get out a new edition of this mammoth book. It is filled with a myriad things for the home which we bought at special reductions.

It shows thousands of pieces of newstyle furniture which we bought from overstocked makers. It pictures countless bargains which our buyers secured at almost unbelievable prices. Sometimes they bought up whole factory outputs to get them.

All of these bargains-3,000 of themare pictured in this big book. And we absolutely guarantee you, on every one, a saving of 15 to 50 per cent.

We want every home-lover-old customers and new-to get this Spring Bargain Book. The book and the mailing are free. As the edition is limited, please write for your copy now.

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Bargain Bed Outfit-
Spring and Mattress

This outfit consists of a beautiful
decorated panel metal bed, guar
anteed wire spring and an excellent
cotton-top mattress.
1960-Complete Bed Outfit,
$9.60. $1.50 first payment. 750

On Credit

Furniture Silverware
Carpets Chinaware
Rugs Graphophones
Draperies Washing Machines
Stoves Sewing Machines
Baby Cabs
Lamps and Clocks

All Sent On Approval



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Kitchen Cabinet

Morris Rocker

This attractively designed
cabinet is made of seasoned
hardwood and has oak front.,
Height. 61 inches. Base,
44 x 26 inches.
3W840-$1.25 first pay.
ment: 75c monthly; total
price, $8.40.

This is our latest creation
in an attractive Morris Rock.
er, is of solid quarter-sawed
oak. Seat and adjustable back
are upholstered in genuine
fabricord leather.
22H725-81.25 first pay.
ment; 65c monthly; total
price, $7.25.

L495-Decorated Panel Bed only. 15e first payment; 50c monthly.

SPIEGEL, MAY, STERN CO., 1202 35th Street, Chicago, Ill.

Magnificent Pedestal Dining Table This table is made of the highest grade select solid oak with carved, massive, gracefully shaped legs and heavy claw-knuckled feet: is 42 inches in diameter We save you at least $5.00 on this table. 16L1015-$1.50 first payment; 75c monthly payments; total price, $10.15.

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SAMUEL J. PEGG, EDITOR AND MANAGER ADVERTISING RATES FURNISHED ON APPLICATION. Entered January 6, 1903, at St. Louis, Mo., as second-class matter, under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879


VOL. XX., No. 1.

ST. LOUIS, Mo., JANUARY 1, 1911.


NINETEEN HUNDRED AND TEN with its cares and worries, its sorrows and its joys is now a thing of the past. Each new year we generally review the past and make new resolutions for the future. Let each one carefully review the mistakes of 1910 and firmly resolve now not to repeat them in 1911, and not only resolve, but determine that the same will not be overlooked or forgotten.

In reviewing the work of our organization for 1910, there is much that gives us pleasure. We commenced the year with a band of faithful workers on our field forces, who started in at their work with a vim and determination to obtain results for our craft; sowing the seeds of hope in the breast of many whom adversity had made well nigh despondent and cheering them on their way with a promise of better things to come through thorough organization and persistent effort. Wherever these conditions were complied with, the promises have made good and resulted in new con

Subscription Price $1.00 Per Year.

tracts and agreements with increased pay and better conditions. On roads not now under contract, things are in fair shape to get them in the near future.

During the year 1910 we have had two strikes to contend with, one on the Southern Pacific, which is still in effect. It did not secure to our people any benefits direct but indirectly it has been beneficial in many ways. many ways. Another strike was on the D. & H. the D. & H. This lasted for six weeks and was a victory for the employes and brought them increased. wages and much improved conditions with a full recognition of the rights of the workers to make a bargain for their labor.

The eighth biennial convention at Boston in 1910 was one of the most successful that we ever held and cleared off many matters for the benefit of the craft as a whole. The formation of the Ladies' Auxiliary in direct affiliation with the Brotherhood was a step in this direction and places that valuable adjunct to the Brotherhood on a firm basis in complete harmony with the parent body. Let us each

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During the past year in which the interstate congress commissioners made their report, there were killed on the railroads of this country 10,313 men, women and children, that is one for every fifty minutes in each hour of every day in the 365 of those twelve months, and of that number 3,470, or ten each day, were employes; they were your brothers, your fathers, your

sons and your next door neighbors

who were killed. In the same year there were 105,234 people injured, or one in each five minutes of every hour in the 365 days of the year. Of that number 83,367 were employes. Railroad men, think of it! 80 per cent of the people injured were employes, not passengers, not outsiders, but just we common railroad employes. What do you think of that for a ghastly record in a business which advertises itself to be safe? Yet in the face of this there are thousands of miles of railroad tracks that are now being looked after by the foremen alone. Could you expect anything else? One road in particular, so the newspaper reporters say, has issued an order limiting the speed of trains on their


lines because of poor trackage. Is there any excuse for this? Why should there not be inspectors whose business it would be to look after these death traps, as they can be called nothing else? Nearly every institution and line of industry leave their inspectors to safeguard the lives of employes and others who use the same, but in this one important industry nothing has been done. In the December ADVOCATE you will notice a resolution was introduced by Vice-President Vurpia and unanimously concurred in by delegates to the American Federation of Labor, asking for this protection. Now, it is up to the rank and file of all railroad workers to see that this is made into law, and one of the best methods I know of is to take the matter up with your congressmen and U. S. senators. Public sentiment carries a great

weight with these men when it comes to enacting legislation and this is a matter of vital importance in which you are very much interested and it is your duty to attend to it promptly.


Why is it that we pick up paper after paper and read the railroad news in particular, and seldom see anything pertaining to the maintenance-of-way employes except when one is killed, then notice is to be had.

If you ever expect to be known or noticed in this world of affairs it is time you were up and doing. Make yourself known and get your name in the papers; why hide your light under a bushel?.

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