The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-????, November 14, 1908, Image 3

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We Have Just Received a Lot of
Adopts Ringing Resolutions of Confi
dence in President Samuel
Lincoln Central Labor Union met in
vegular session lust Tuesday evening
and transacted the usual amount of
routine business. After this business
was out of the road Delegate Walker
offered the following resolution,
which was unanimously adopted:
"Lincoln, Neb., November 10, 190S.
To the American Federation of
Ijibor in national convention assem
bled at Denver, Colo.
"The Lincoln Central Labor Union.
No More
From Shceps Back to Your Back
We carry also
Northeast Corner
Tenth and O Sts.
lids, babs and tfoib
These should have been here three weeks ago. The manufacturer claims
delay unavoidable on account of the scanty of the quality of cloth we ordered in
most desirable shades. As the selling time is short now, we are marking these
Lower Than Usual for Quick Selling
representing a body of organized
workingmen numbering upwards of
2,000, organized into eighteen distinct
and separate trades crafts, extends to
the officers and delegates of the
American Federation fraternal greet
ings. "The Lincoln Central Labor Union,
chartered under the auspices of the
American Federation of Labor, re
news at this time its fidelity to the
principles upon which the federation
is founded, and at the same time ex
presses its entire confidence in and
support of Samuel Gompers, Secre
tary Morrison and the other officials
who framed the non-partisan political
Undo to Order For
No Less
145 South
13th Street
High Grade
a full line of men's Union Made Clothing: including
everything in men's working clothes.
policy adhered to in the recent elec
tion, and hereby thanks these" offi
cials for their manly fight for the
recognition of labor's rights. We have
no regrets to express for the part the
federation officials took, our rogret
being confined to the outcome of -that
masterly fight for the recognition of
the unionist's right to co-operate with
his fellows in the securing of rights
which have been alienated by judicial
action and in defiance of common .jus
tice. . ,
"The Lincoln Central Labor Union
would have it distinctly understood
that as a body it favors the retention
in the president's office of Samuel
Gompers, whose fidelity to unionism,
whose earnestness of purpose, whose
indefatigable industry and whose un
swerving honesty has made the gret
organization of great force and ef
fect in the industrial world, and who
is better fitted by training and expe
rience for the office than any other
man within the organization's juris
diction. "The Lincoln Central Labor Union
pledges to the parent organization its
loyalty in every effort to advance the
cause of unionism, and its willingness
to go to the limit in backjng up. the
federation's .officials In. their fight
against judicial usurpation and indus
trial tyranny. , '. ' ; ,
"Without recrimination or without
charges of disloyalty against any
man, the'Lincoln Central Labor Union
desires to call attention to the fact
that it was among the first of ; the
delegate bodies chartered by : the
American Federation of Labor to en
dorse the political program outlined
by the American Federation of Labor,
and points -with pride to the vote in
Lincoln as the best and most conclu
sive proof that the rank and file of
organized labor in this local jurisdic
tion stood solidly by the Federation
program. As we marched on Labor
Day, so we voted on. election day
not as partisans but as thoughtful
w7age-earnei-s who are seeking to se
cure the blessings, of industrial and
civil liberty for ourselves and our
"May the sessions of the 1908 con
Made Shoes
Dress Shoes, AH
3.00, 3.50 and 4.00
Union made, very best calf skin, heavy. .
or light soles, seamless or Blucher.
Prices, $2:50, 3:00 and 3:50
Also Union Made Shoes for Boys.
vention of the American Federation
of Labor be marked by wisdom and
moderation. May Its actions redown
to Hie credit of the bone and sinew
of America and shed confusion , upon
its enemies. May there be an entire
absence cf internal strife. And may
the convention show its wisdom by
re-electing to the position of presi
dent and the position of secretary the
two men who have done so much to
make the 'great , organization stand
for something tangible Samuel Gom
pers and Frank Morrison.
"Adopted this tenth day of No
vember, 190S, by unanimous vote, and
given under the seal of the union."
The following resolution was also
introduced and unanimously adopted:
"The Lincoln Central Labor Union
recommends that the American Fed
eration of Labor adopt a resolution
urging the various crafts which have
no label, stamp or mark to distin
guish the product of the fair from the
unfair employer to proceed to adopt
and copyright some such design to be
used in this connection,; it being con
sidered by us labor's most potent
weapon. .
"Further, we approve of the move
ment towards the ultimate adoption
of a universal label."
Lincoln's mica factory is such "a suc
cess that already its managers are
casting about for larger quarters. v
Notice of Adoption.
adnntinn Xo. 256 of James
Vernon in the County Court of Lan
caster County, ielrasKa.
The State of Nebraska. To all per
sons interested take notice that Ed
win Hall and Lulu Hall, husband and
wife, have filed their petition and re
linquishment of the State of Nebraska,
by the superintendent of the Home
of the Friendless, its custodian, for
the adoption of James Vernon, a
1p fhild with bestowal of
property rights and change of name
to Edwin Carter Hall, wnicn nas ueen
set fos hearing before this court on
nsitiif 2Stli 1908. at 9 o'clock a. m..
when you may appear, object to and
contest the same.
Dated October 8, 1908.
(Seal) County Judge.
By. Walter A. Leese, Clerk.
f 1
Union Made
Boston. The supreme . court ot (
Massachusetts, in making permanent
an injunction against several labor
unions, ruled that labor unions cannot
impose fines on their members in or
der to force them to go out on a strike.
The decision was rendered on a peti
tion brought by L. D. Willcutt Sons &
Co. of this city, asking for an injunc
tion against the Bricklayers' and
Stonemasons' Benevolent unions, re
straining them from imposing" a tine
of $100 each on two members of the
union who had refused to go out on
strike. The unions in the spring of
1906 issued ai new set of rules for
members employed by contractors, and
sent the new rules 1o a large number
of firms in this city. The Willcut com-
'pany, fearing, it is claimed, that loss
of money would follow its failure to.
.complete . certain work under these
rules, closed up part of its work and
discharged a number of men. The
unions then declared a strike on other
work in which the company was en
gaged. Later on two labor leaders
visited the work in which the company,
was engaged and found two union men
still working. The labor leaders or
dered them to cease under penalty of
being fined $100 apiece. The Willcut
company obtained a temporary injunc
tion against the unions to prevent the
fines being imposed, and the decree
makes that injunction permanent.
Indianapolis. Depositions were ta
ken here to be used in the contempt
proceedings against Samuel Gompers,
Prank Morrison and John Mitchell in
the supreme court of the District of
Columbia in the case of the Buck
Stove and Range Company. Among
those who deposed were W. D. Ryan,
national secretary-treasurer of the
United Mine Workers. His testimony
was in relation to resolutions oppos
ing the company adopted by the Nor
folk convention of the American Fed
eration of Labor in November, 1907,
and the convention of the United Mine
Workers of America in this city last
January. Ryan said the miners had
'not been in . a position to buy stoves
since the financial depression.
London.- The management commit
tee of the General Federation of
Trades Unions has, issued r. manifes
to on unemployment, in which it is as
serted that something . like 7,500,000
human beings in this country are suf
fering because the breadwinners are
workless. It bases its total on the fol
lowing calculation: There are 5,000,000
skilled workers in Great Britain, of
whom ten per cent, are totally or par-
tially unemployed For every skilled!
.workman out of employment two un
skilled men are workless. Each work
er represents u family of five.
Washington. "I am heartily in fa
vor," declares Inspector General Gar-
lington in his annual report to the
secretary of war, "of the proposition
to grant to employes in the classified
service a general increase of 20 per
cent, in their present salaries, and al
so of such legislation as will provide
a system for the retirement, on moder
ate annuities, of the faithful employes
who become superannuated in the pub
lie service."
New York. Under the new law,
which went into effect on October 1
the authority to enforce the child la
bor law in mercantile establishments
in cities of the first class in New
York was transferred from the local
health authorities to the state depart
ment of labor, acting through its bu
reau of mercantile inspection.
Shelton, Conn. President Russ of
the Robert N. Bassett Manufacturing
Company, employing between 600 and
700 hands, announced that in the fu
ture the company would pay all the
doctor bills of its employes. This, ' it
explained, will include not only bills
jfor treatment growing out of acci
dents, but also for illness. Most of the
bands employed are girls and women.
London. Swansea carpenters and
joiners have made a demand for an ad
vance In wages of a penny an hour.
As conciliation boards now rule the
rates of wages in the British building
trades, the matter will doubtless be
settled by conciliation or arbitration
without the extremity of a strike.
San Francisco. Chinese butchers
and meat market men of San Fran
cisco, -who some time ago made appli
cation to become affiliated with the In
ternational body of meat cutters and
(butchers, are disappointed with the
action of the international body, which
turned their petition down.
Logansport, Ind. The Panhandle
shops are to work five hours a day,
Instead of ten hours. A notice of the
reduction in hours was posted in the
shops. ' i
Sacramento, Cal. Sacramento
wishes . to have a labor temple, and
has sent to each union a copy of the
plan to raise funds for the erection of
the structura It is proposed that
each member of a union shall buy $15
worth ot jtock, and pay for it in GO
monthly installments of 25 cents.
Boston. Boston Cigar Makers'
union has levied an assessment of five
dollars on each member to advertise
the blue label.
Ottawa, Can. Delegates from the
Bricklayers' and Stonemasons' unions
met at Guelph to form a provincial
Washington. P. H. MorHssey, head
of the Brotherhood of Railway Train
men, has been chosen head of the re
cently " organized : American Railroad
Employes' and Investors' association,
with a reputed salary of $15,000 a
year. This association has been fos
tered by several "' of the' big railway
presidents, and nearly all of tie rail
ways of the United States haive ex
pressed their intention of joining. The
brotherhoods of conductors, firemen
and engineers are part of the combine.
The movement was launched in Chica
go several -weeks ago by the presi
dents of 16 western railroads.-Its ob
jects are set forth to be the' "cultiva
tion of a spirit of mutual interest by
publicity providing means and meth
ods of obtaining consideration from
all legislatures and- commissions, an
powered to enact laws and. rules and
to do whatever things may be neces-'
sary to secure "a fair return alike to
capital and to labor interested in
American railroads, with due respect
at all times-; to efficient .service, fair
treatment and safety to the public." -
London. The loss in wages to the
operatives during the first week of the
cotton lockout in Lancashire is now
stated' to have amounted to $750,000.
They received $300,000 in lockout pay
so tli at the net decrease in the income
of the operatives affected is 450,000.
The effects-of the dispute are already
spreading. It is estimated that in a
day or two the weaving industry will
find itself at a standstill in conse
quence of the shortage of yarn, and
90,000 looms will be stopped, affecting
at least 50,000 people. The Lan
cashire & Yorkshire Railway Com
pany, the prosperity of which largely
depends on the cotton trade, has al
ready been hard hit.
New York. President Carey of the
Paper Makers' union in an effort, to
support the strike of the paper makers
employed by the International Paper
Company, or : trusty has 'ordered a gen
eral strike of all the paper makers of
the country where the workers are or
ganized. Acting on his orders, the
men in five independent concerns went'
out and the mills ' wete closed. ' The
continued shut-down of the independ
ent mills would soon menace the sup-
ply of paper just at the' time when
extra large quantities are required for
election purposes.'". This situation has
been intensified by the drought; which
has cut off the water power of' some ,
mills for several months. '
"' Turner's Falls, Mass. The strike at
the mills of the International Paper
Company here was broken when about.
100 '' -panel-makers' applied to. Supt.
Campbell for their old positions. It
was announced that the men' would be
taken back as fast as work could be
found for them, although low, water in
the Connecticut river will prevent the
mills from running to full capacity for
a time. The men resumed work un
der a five per cent, reduction in wages
against which they struck August 1.
Terre Haute. Ari injunction ; was
utilized by the district officers of the
United Mine Owners in their -fight
against the national, officers. The
trouble grows out of the Hudson mine
dispute. A . temporary Injunction
granted by Judge Cox, returnable November-9,
restrains Thomas . Lewis,
president, and the other national offi
cers from deposing the district offi
cers. London. Yorkshire Miners' Feder
ation is continuing its crusade against
nonunion workers in the collieries.
London. The British government in
India is taking care that the native
workers are sharing the benefits of
British factory law. The condition of
factory labor in textile factories la
India has recently been Investigated
by a committee of the Indian govern- .
ment, and their recommendations are
being considered by a representative
commission, whose report is now due.
New York. As the result of a vigor
ous organizing campaign conducted in
New York and nearby-cities, mors
than 5,000 new' members have joined
the International Laborers' and Hod
carriers' union. It is predicted that
within a short time practically all the
men employed in the building trades
in anu muuuu i -w xui& win w uiciu
bers of some labor union.
Boston. Boston . sheet metal work
ers' union 17 has begun the discussion
of next year's wage request. : Some of
the members suggest a demand for
four dollars a day. The rate is now
$3.60 a day.
New York. The American section
of the boot and shoe workers' interna
tional body now has more than $100,
000 in its emergency fund, according
to report. ;- -
. Boston. Boston bricklayers' union,
3, has established a new jrule that
every member when starting in a new
job must immediately report the fact
and location of the job to the union's
business agent. ,
Augusta, Ga. Nine of the eleven
cotton mills located here started oper
ations for the first time since the
freshet of August 26. The weekly par
roll of these manufactories is $25,
500. Walla Walla, Wash. Union ' men
will ask the board of education to sub
mit to the people at the next election
ths proposition of free text-hooka.