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About Will Maupin's weekly. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1911-1912 | View Entire Issue (May 19, 1911)
Unions Opposed to Strikes.
The. twenty -second annual conven
tion of District 5, United Mine Work
ers. Pittsburg, was addressed by John
Mr. Mitchell In his address said the
ideal of trade unions will be obtained
when the employee and the employer
meet, on an equal basis, and that alone
will establish peace and prosperity
nroong all classes in the United States.
He advocated legislation that will do
away with child labor and In bitter
terms denounced those individuals and
corporations that are making slaves
of women and children by employing
them to do the work of men and pay
ing them salaries that no man could
Speaking of strikes, Mitchell declar
ed trade unions do not desire strikes
mid they inaugurate them only when
It is necessary to protect the men,
their wives and children.
FOSS DEFENDS LABOR.
Massachusetts Governor Opposed to
Enjoining the Toiler.
In the Inaugural address of Eugene
N. Foss. governor of Massachusetts, he
opposed injunctions and declared for
trial by jury in all cases.
On the subject of labor the gov
ernor's language was forcible and his
posltlou is clear and positive. In show
ing how he viewed the interests of the
tollers of the sthte he said:
Labor is the foundation upon which
the structure of popular government is
built, and as such it must be recog
nized. Its just demands met, its rights
guarded and protected. It must have
every legislative safeguard that cap
We all recognize the right of labor
to organize, and we must further rec
ognize that labor should be exempt
from unfair Injunction restrictions and
that the liberty or property of any cit
izen ought not to be taken from him
without trial by jury.
It Is even more Important that the
compensation of labor be above a bare
living. It must insure to the working
man some measure of protection to
those. .dependent upon him.
We must rigidly define and limit the
hours of labor, especially for women
und children, with due regard to
healthful conditions and educational
In safeguarding labor from unjust
conditions and from destitution we can
learn much from Germany, which Is
the home of old age pensions.
In particular I would direct your
earnest attention to the subject of
workingmen's compensation for in
juries. Immediate and equitable legis
lation is demanded not only by the
employee, but by the employer. A wise
compensation act is a safeguard to
both capital and labor. The criterion
of such a law must be definite, certain
and speedy adjustment of all claims,
so that they may be discounted alike
by capital and labor. The result of
such a law Is not to be measured mere
ly by financial considerations, but by
the better relationship which will be
brought about between the employer
and his employee.
Lewis Goes Back to the Mines.
Former President Tom L. Lewis of
the United Mine Workers of America,
who retired from office April 1, an
nounces that he will resume the occu
pation of digger in the Wheeling Creek
mines, near Bridgeport, O., where he
was employed before becoming presi
dent of the union. Mr. Lewis is report
ed to have declined several edltorhil
situations, preferring to live and work
among his earlier surroundings. He
began work in the mines around
Bridgeport when only twelve years of
Many dozens to select from in the newest styles, short
and three-quarter length kimono sleeves, low or high necks,
in cotton or silk fabrics. We can't overestimate the super
iority of our splendid assortment of chic and attractive gar
ments. The special cut prices will be helpful in supplying
your needs for the coming hot weather.
Any Waist, regular $1.25 values, choice 98c
Any Waist, regular $1.75 and $1.50 values, choice. . $1.25
Any Silk Waist, regular $2.95 value, choice $2.48
Any Silk Waist, regular $3.95 value, choice ......$2.95
Any Silk Waist, regular $4.95 value, choice.. $3.95
SUITS AT ONE-HALF PRICE
. . The remaining stock of Spring Suits will be put on
sale at 50c on the dollar, commencing Sat. the 20th. The
assortment is still complete in sizes and colors, especially
in grey, tan and navy. Come early if you are looking for
SERGE JACKETS AT $4.95
Black All Wool Serge Jackets, unlined, sizes 35 to -47,
worth $7.50, now $4.95
VOILE SKIRTS AT $4.95
Fine. Black Aultman Voile, handsomely trimmed, worth
$8.95 on sale at. .-. $4.95
Large assortment of Colored and Black Panama Skirts,
choice at. ..... : . . . : ONE-HALF PRICE
WASH DRESS GOODS 19c
1 lot of Wash Dress Goods in Organdies, Voiles, Batistes,
Dimities, Poplins, Tissues and Swisses, assorted shades
and patterns. A nice line to choose from. Regular 25c
values. For 4 days only 19c
LADIES' UNDERWEAR DEPT.
Don't Fail To Visit Our Ladies' Underwear Dept.
Have a large assortment of Gauze Vests. . . 10c, or 3 for 25c
Vests, sleeveless... .....12 l-2c to 25c
Vests, half and long sleeves, at...... 12 l-2c to 25c
Drawers and Union Suits at 25c to 50c
We also carry a large line of Ladies' Muslin Under
wear at right prices.
Welfare Plan Amounts In Effect to a
System of Slavery.
For the first time in the history of
labor organizations American and Eu
ropean workmen have agreed to make
common cause and strike simultane
ously against the Shipping federation,
limited, which has its headquarters ia
London. The number of seamen In
volved is 250,000 and hail from eight
More than 20,000 deep water sailors
and men engaged in coastwise trade
on the Atlantic coast will be involved.
Every seaman engaged in merchant
marine traffic in Great Britain. France.
Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden
and Finland will quit work as soon
as the order is' Issued. The British
contingent embraces about. 100.000
men. and the number in all the other
European countries is estimated at
No compromise is said to be possible,
as all the international unions of sea
men have decided that the Shipping
federation must be broken up if the
unions are to exist.
The Shipping fe;!i -ration as ori;:imil
ly organize;! was coailn.d to vessel
owners in Great Britain, but within
the last two or three- years it hast
included most of she shipowners in
European countries. The unions fol
lowed the same plan and held an in
ternational convention in Norway last
fall, when a st;il;e was agreed upon.
The main grievance of the seamen is
a so called "welfare plan" adopted by
the Shipping federation which, the
sailors assert, amounts virtually to a
system of slavery. Every seaman
shipping on a vessel is required to
carry a "discharge bo:ik." which con
tains his reeord as to character, abil
ity and the names of vessels on which
he has been employed. The o.Tu-er In
charge of the ship makes I he entries
on the discharge book, and the un
ion raeii say if an officer has a grudge
against a seaman lie will make an en
try that will forever prevent th.at man
from getting employment on another
ship. No man can be employed unless
ho is in posse . con of a discharge
book, and th- union men claim it
amounts to a blacklist ami that it Is
used by vessel owners to break up the
The adoption of the same rules by
the Lake Carriers' association caused
the strike of the lake seamen two
years ago. which is still in force and
is fo be pushed with renewed vigor
this session. Secretary Olander dec-lares
that the union 'has no idea of
giving up the fight on the lakes,
which will be prosecuted independent
of the iarger conflict on ocean going
DUG HIS OWN
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017-021 O St. OPPOSITE CBTY MALI
Sad Fate of Toiler Who Refused to
Join the Union.
About two years ago the foreman of
a nonunion printing office in Cincin
nati in conversation with a memU-r
of the Typographical union of that
city stated that he was drawing union
wages $27 per week and had never
belonged to the union and never would.
He received no pay for overtime, and
bis hours were something awful.- A
short time back he worked from 7 a. m.
until 3 a. m. the next morning for
four days in succession.
The other day the same man. who
had worked himself into consumption.
In conversation with the member said
that now he wished he had taken the
advice of the member and joined t lit
union. There are many like the afore
said who think only of getting, the
scale for the week .and do not count the
hours or the cost to health until too
late. Minnesota Union Advocate.
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