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DR. K. L.. BENTL.E Y,
Office Hours 1 to 4 p.m.
Office 2116 O st. Both Phones.
1 GAS FIXTURES.
Electric Supplies, electric
wiring, electric motors.
Contracts for electric re
' pairing. Contracts for all
kinds of interior-electric
repairing done by
B ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT
H. C. HAMMER, Hp., 127 Nt. 12th Stmt
W. A. DOGGETT
114 So. 12th Street '
Dealer in Sewing; Machines,
Supplies and Attachments, Oil
and Needles.' Sewing Ma
chines Sold and Rented
tlona strlotlr eonadantlal. HANOBOM onPateni
wnt free, i
. iriaeac eseney lur wkikiuihhwii
i taken throosb Mann A Co. reoeli
mteUU notie. without charge, in tM
i Scientific flrcericatt
A bandeomelr Illustrate weekljr. Jiweat eta.
eolation of any sclenting Journal. Term. W e
year: four months, L Sold brail newadealera.
We Sell Gas Ranges,
Water Heaters, Etc.
We will pipe your
house for gas, and do
it in the best way at
the lowest price. Our
line of Fixtures is the
largest, latest, and
best. Gas is Cheaper
than Coal for Fuel,
and Cheaper and
Safer than Kerosene
for Lighting. Our
sales rooms remain
Lincoln Gas & Electric Light Company
Possibly my experience with trades
unionism has been peculiar, but I
hardly think that that is so. My im
pression is that I have seen and heard
the worst as well as the best in trades
unionism. There is much In the move
ment that needs to be remedied. But
no organization' made up of flesh and
blood is perfect. '
Because of the very practical experi
ence that I have had with the men in
the ranks as well as with the leaders
or organized labor, 1 have come to
have little patience with the cry of
"Anarchism," in some quarters, when
the question of trades unionism is be
To judge a movement by isolated
cases, as these opponents are doing, W
r(.nk injustice. It is an indication
that their judgment as to the value of
things is hardly to be trusted. They
have failed to give matters their pro
But if their argument is to be con
sidered, then others may also employ
it. Numerous are the illustrations that
might be "cited which prove that trades
unionism is not anarchistic, but only
one or two may here be given.
Questions were being fired at me in
a meeting of a machinists' local, when
one brother asked: "Don't you think
that we ought to use the weapons of
the bosses the gatling gun and the
rifle?" Cries of "Anarchist!" "Shut
up!" from men all over the hall ef
fectually silenced the questioner. He
stood absolutely alone, and I half sus
pect that he asked the question simply
for the sake of getting up an argument.
It had been, reported that a high
official in our country had favorably
received a delegation from an organiza
tion which opposed legislation favor
able to workingmen. While the matter
was being discussed at a meeting of a
western Central Labor Union, a dele
gate arose and remarked, "We ought to
treat that official jusf as some of tho
Russian officials have been recently
treated." In other words, the delegate
implied that dynamite was the dose
that should have been served him be
cause of his apparent discrimination
against workingmen. Instantly there
came hisses from all patts of the room.
Charges were preferred against him.
The offender was given a formal trial
and was unanimously expelled because
of the anarchistic speech which hp
While it is true that here and there
one finds a man in the labor move
ment who, under peculiar circum
stances, will give expression to a decla
ration which may he anarchistic, it
must not be forgotten that the ten
dency of trades unionism is for the
enforcement of law and order.
Rev. Charles Stelzle.
THE OPENING OF THE SHOSHONE
The land of profitable opportunity
still lies open to the homesteader.
The Western frontier is rapidly dis
appearing, but the homesteader and
settler still finds an occasional oppor
tunity to pick up a quarter section of
government land. One of the last
chances of this kind will be given by
Uncle Sam when the Wind River or
Shoshone Indian Reservation lands are
thrown open to the homesteaders some
time this summer.
This tract of something over a mil
lion acres is situated in central Wyom
irg, just east of the Jackson Hole
country and the Yellowstone Park for
es r reserve.
In the mountains, elk, bear, deer and
other wild game have been most abun
dant. ' It has been without railroad
facilities in the past, but the Wyoming
& Northwestern railway is now rapid
ly laying rails across Wyoming from
Casper, the present terminus of the
North-Western Line, to Shoshone, the
new town which has sprung up since
the reservation opening has been an
nounced and to Lander in the Lander
Valley, one of the richest spots in
Wyoming, where numerous small irri
gated farms produce forty to forty-five
bushels of wheat, two hundred bushels
of potatoes, and sixty bushels oats to
The new line of railway opens up
millions of acres of sheep and cattle
range, where the rich buffalo gras3
and gramma grass make the best pas
turage on earth, curing like grain, so
that stock will fatten on it in the fall.
The new line passes through Wolton.
one of the biggest original wool ship
ping points in the world, and will be
completed to Shoshone within the next
sixty days or less.
Shoshone is two and one-half mile
from the reservation border, and here
and at Lander the government will
probably establish land offices for reg
istration when the Indian lands are
The Passenger Department of th
Chicago & North Western Railway an
nounces that the opening of the Wind
River or Shoshone Reservation public
lands In Wyoming has been postponed
until August 15, 1906, by joint resolu
tion of congress.
Railroad construction to the reserva
tion border is being pushed rapidly,
and will probably be completed within
a few week.
1 1 ,
LOCAL AND GENERAL.
Brief Items Swiped and Gathered For
Chicago aeronauts are organizing.
A new union of Car Workers has
been formed ,in Cleveland.
Ship Carpenters of Portsmouth and
Norfolk, Va., have organized.
Electrical Workers of Michigan have
formed a state organization.
Carpenters of Norfolk are demand
ing an increase of wages of 75c a day.
Ishpeming, Mich., elected the labor
candidate for mayor by a majority of
Carpenters at Taunton and Pitts
field, Mass., are on strike for S3 a day.
Carpenters of Portland, Me., have
been granted an increase of 25 cents
A Ladies' Auxiliary to the Machin
ists' Union has been organized at De
Carpenters of Berkely and South
Norfolk, Va., have secured the eight
St. Paul Painters adopted a higher
scale and the employers promptly
The entire labor ticket was success
ful in the recent city election at Char
Union Painters of New Brunswick,
N. J., have secured an increase of
wages of 50c a day.
Cincinnati Plumbers are on strike
for an increase of 32c a day with Sat
urday afternoon off.
Mailers employed on the Cincinnati
Commercial-Tribune have been on
strike for three months.
Carpenters in Rutland, Vt., have re
ceived an increase of 25 cents a day,
making the scale $3.25.
A new Federal Labor Union will
soon be organized at Monmouth with
approximately 80 members.
Non-union carpenters of Rockford
went out with the union men In the
strike recently called in that city.
An order to resume work in all the
shops on the Erie railroad system will
give work to about 5,000 machinists.
The national officers of various un
ions are making an open fight against
the Industrial Workers of the World. .
Rockford Carpenters are out- for the
eight hour day. They will also de
mand 35c an hour after June 1, instead
Mayor Schmitz of San Francisco, re
cently elected as a union labor candi
date, is being boomed for governor of
It is understood that the bituminous
operators of the entire Pittsburg dis
trict have signed up with the United
"She was a beaut," writes M. D. L.
Shrope of the Easton, Pa., Labor Jour
nal, ' referring, of course, to the
"Friendly List Edition."
"You have a right to be proud of it,"
says Frank A. Kennedy, editor of the
Omaha Western Laborer. He refers,
of course, to the "Friendly List Edi
For union made shoes go. to-Rogers
& Perkins. Largest line in the city.
Rogers & Perkins -have the largest
line of union made shoes in the city
Smoke 'Blue Ribbon" cigars and be
happy. Made by Neville & Gartner.
Sold by all dealers. Union made.
"Joe" - Hatch is . running the night
shift on the North linotype and he says
he can begin to see things about 1 g. m.
Railway Trackmen to the number of
400,000 on every railroad line in the
United States have begun a campaign
for better wages.
W. J. Pasey, machinist, for thirty-
two years in the railroad shops at Fort
Wayne, Ind., has been elected mayor
of that city.
Omaha Teamsters' Union, which was
almost annihilated two . years ag, has
nearly all the workmen within the
ranks of the union.
All breweries in Chicago have grant-'
ed the beermakers' wage increase,
time and a half for over-time and more
The. secret organization of a Street
Railway Employes' Union in Baltimore
with a membership of 700, has .just
been announced. ,
The Boilermakers' strike is still on
in Cleveland. Shipbuilders' helpers
have organized and the ship fitters
have formed a union.
A Woman's Federation of Labor has
been formed in Grand Rapids, Mich.,
composed of factory girls, shop girls
, Kansas City Carpenters have adopt
ed a new scale of 55c an hour for fore
men, an increase of 7c, and 45c for
journeymen, an increase of 5c.
The operators and United Mine
Workers . of the twenty-third district,
which includes Kentucky, have signed
up on the basis of the 1903 scale. ,
The Parquet Floor Workers' Union,
of Cleveland, has signed an agree
ment for the existing wage scale which
extends over a period of three years.
Boston General Truck Team Drivers
have reached an agreement with the
Master Teamsters' association, which
calls for a raise of $1 per week.
Dayton, O., Trades Council has
adopted the "Omaha plan" of printing
every week in the labor paper a list
of Union Labelled goods on sale in that
city. . ;
The independent contractors of New
York have agreed to pay $6 a day to
lathers for eight hours' work. The
Building Trades Employers' associa
tion pays $4.50.
A strike is in force on the Pennsyl?
vania-Schuylkill Valley railroad which
involves every repairsman from Phila
delphia to beyond Norristown, Pa. Re
cently the section men at Betzwood
refused, to work under a retrenchment
order of twenty-seven hours a week,
and the men on Norristown section
abandoned their - tools. The strike
spread to the section men below Nor
Cincinnati firemen are looking for
ward until January 1, 1907. An ordi
nance has passed the Cincinnati coun
cil raising the pay of the 417 firemen
$6 per month.
The Saturday half holiday - all the
year round has been decided upon by
Boston Bricklayers' unions, - and has
been made a part of the working rules
of that city and vicinity.
Street Railway Employes of Oak
land, Cal., have secured a peaceful set
tlement of threatened trouble. They
gain recognition of the union and im
There are now published 185 official
journals Issued monthly or oftener, by
American international unions, and 179
weekly papers, all devoted to the de
fense and advocacy of labor interests.
The ship caulkers' strike at Padu-
cah, Ky., is ended, both plants being
again at work.' The strike started last
June. The ship carpenters supported
the caulkers all through? the trouble.
The Methodist Ministerial Alliance,
of Denver, Col., has passed resolutions
condemning the employment of men
more than eight hours a day and sent
a delegate to the Trades and Labor
Carpenters' Union, No. 190, of Los
Angeles, is now the largest in the
world, having consolidated with Nos.
332 and 1,279 of that city. Fred C.
Wheeler, president of the . large union,
has a national reputation. '
While the differences between the
Cleveland Builders' association and
the carpenters have not been adjusted,
practically all the men are at wbrk,
the employers having granted their de
mands in individual cases.
The Hoster-Columbus Breweries Co.,
and the Franklin Brewing Co., of Col
umbus, O., signed three-year contracts
with three unions of Brewery Workers.
The men secured an eight-hour day
and an increase of $1 per week.
Plumbers in Cincinnati have accept
ed the proposition that the Saturday
half holiday should go into effect on
July 1, 1907, and that the existing wage
scale remain in force 1 until May . 31,
1908. The scale of $4 per day has-been
Chicago Musicians have asked Gov.
Deneen to oust John Forrest from the
leadership of the First Regiment band.
They say Forrest 'has defrauded mem
bers of the union and that he has had
himself declared bankrupt to avoid
payment of his debts. - -
By a vote of 100 to 20 the' Massa
chusetts house passed a bill to be en
grossed which makes eight hours the
working dayJEor all employes on state.
county or city work. '
Twelve , hundred members of
trical Workers' Union, No. 134, of Chi-'
cago, stood in line from noon until
dark for the purpose of paying dues
and an additional $1 each, which was
voted to the widow of a member who
died as the result of injuries received:
Twenty-five hundred men are idle at
Newark, O., because of the shutdown
of Wehrle Company's stove, foundry.
President Wehrle, when asked to ex
plain the action, pointed to the crowd
ed - warehouses, thus intimating that .
this might be the cause of the shut
down. . '.:.
An effort to form a dual union of
ironworkers in New York ' has been
abandoned. ' The men who have been
arrested for dynamiting and other law
less conduct, were, it Is alleged, placed
in the union by the bosses to do this '
dirty work, in order to turn sympathy
against the union. - ..
There are four troops, 50 men in-
each troop, stationed in the hard coal
region of Pennsylvania as so-called
agents of the state, hut really strike
breakers, as. was recently shown dur
ing the small strike at Lebanon iron
mines. The miners have dubbed them
"Pennsylvania Cossacks." ,
The singular fact that thousands of
children of school age have residences ,
on coal barges in the East or North
Rivers has been brought to the atten
tion of the New York Board of Educa
tion. By an investigation of the facts
it is learned that from 2,000 to 4,000
children of school age have residences
on the coal barges alone, and simply
from the transitory condition of their
residence have not had the least op
portunity to : acquire "even ' the rudi
ments of an education. ; ' .
Frank Johnson has deserted the
printing business and has taken up the
life of a tiller of the soil. He is man
aging a ranch of forty acres southwest
of town, and says he planted his pota
toes on the point system. He will cut
his wheat when It is forty picas high.
The Cincinnati Trades Union Ath
letic association, which has placed the
Labor Baseball League of twelve clubs
in line, intends to unionize bowlinjr.
boxing, football, track and field ath
letics. The purchase of a large park,
in which to hold athletic meets and
contests, is also planned.
The National Child Labor Commit
tee has issued a bulletin in which it is
requested that all those friendly . to
the movement to abolish child labor
should " immediately request senators
end representatives from their states
to vote in fayoF of Senate Bill No. 4462
with the amendments proposed by the
Child Labor Committee.
Announcement was. made recently
by F. Hi Harzbecker, general secretary
of the Bakery and Confectionery Work
ers' International Union, that 1906 Is
the organization's jubilee year and ar
rangements are being made by a num
ber of local unions for its celebration
The formation of the unidn was made
at a convention in Pittsburg in 1886.
B. Roselli, a merchant in the Los
Angeles, Cal., market, who was the
first person to be convicted under Xho
state child labor law in that city, was
sentenced to serve five days in the city
prison as a- penalty.. Roselli was con
victed of working his twelve-year-old
boy. Other cases of a similar natura
are now on trial in the city's courts,
and one or two well-known business
men are involved. -
"The coming convention of the Iron
and Steel Workers of Cincinnati prom
ises to bring to light some interesting
history in the affairs of the once pow
erful organization. It is said that cer
tain men high in the organization will
detail the inside history of the last few
years for the benefit of the representa
tives of the men, and that things may
bo put in a different position from
what they are in at the present time."
We have everything: that
good housekeepers need for
spring housecleaning. '
Moth Preveu- Glues,
tiees, Stair Broom.
Insect Powder1, Whl.lt Broome,
Dlslnfeetonts, Hra.be. and
Femlgatln, Scrub. ,
Household Metel Poll.hea
Amonl. Marble Polishes
Furniture Pol- Fine thamois ,
l.OO Rubber Olovee 4e
tl.aa Rubber Glioses 83c
Just the thing- when house- 2
Car fare saved in every dol
lar's worth purchased
in our store.
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