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A Matter of
HE EXPENSE IS ALWAYS A
CONSIDERATION WITH THE
WAGE EARNER, but if you im
agine the use of Gas for Fuel is
more expansive than coal, you'v
another think coining.
The Cost of Gas
Fuel Gas is cheaper than coal and it is al
ways at hand, no matter how cold or hot the
day; no matter how stormy the weather, we
deliver the fuel into the kitchen. And you
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gas. We are able to prove this assertion. You
will save health, time and temper, too.
A Modern Gas Range
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titled to. We have them in the best and most
reliable makes. Come in and see them. Open
evenings for your convenience. Let us dem
onstrate to you the economy of using fuel
Lincoln Gas & Elec
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CONVENTIONS OF 1909.
Where and When the Clans Will
Gather to Boost the Cause.
Get Away With a Lot of Business at
Their May Meeting,
May 9, Minneapolis, Minn., Ameri
can Federation of Musicians.
May 10, Atlanta, Ga., Order o Rail
May 10, Minneapolis,- Minn., Hotel
and Restaurant Employes' Interna
May 17, Peoria, 111., Switchmen's
Union of North America.
May 22, New Brunswick, X. J., Na
tional Print Cutters' Association of
May SO, New York, N. Y.. Steel Plate
June 7, Toronto, Canada, Pattern
makers' League of America.
June 7, Milwaukee, Wis., Interna
tional Association of Steam and Hot
June 7, Washington, D. C, Interna
tional Association of Marble Workers.
June 21, Omaha, Xebr., International
Printing Pressmen and Assistants'
June 21, Syracuse, X. Y., Boot and
Shoe Workers' Union.
June 28, Philadelphia, Pa., Interna
tional Union of Pavers, Rammermen,
July 3, Milwaukee, Wis., Internation
al Broom and Whisk Makers' Union.
July 7, Milwaukee, Wis., Glass Bot
tle Blowers' Association.
July 12, Chicago. 111., International
Jewelry Workers' Union of America.
July 12, Galveston, Texas, Interna
tional Longshoremen's Association.
July 12, Springfield, O., Internation
al Alliance of Theatrical Stage Em
ployes. July 17, Newark, X. J., Wire Weav
ers' Protective Association.
July 19. Philadelphia. Pa., Interna
tiona S'eel and Copper Plate Printers'
July 22," - Ixmisville. Ky., ftetail
Clerks' International Protective Asso
July , Atlantic City, N. J., Nation
al Brotherhood of Operative Potters.
August 2, Denver, Colo., Amalgamat
ed Sheet Metal Workers' International
August 2. Buffalo, N. Y., Journeymen
Tailor Union of America.
August 3, Detroit, Mich.. Interna
tional Glove Workers Union of
August 9. St. Joseph, Mo., Interna
tional Typographical Union.
August 10, Indianapolis. Ind., Shir
Waist and Laundry Workers Inter
August 12, Kansas City, Mo., Inter
national Stereotypers and Electrot;'j
ers' Union of North America.
August 16, Boston, Mass., Metal Pol
ishers, Buffers. Platers, etc.
September 6, Eureka, Humb Co.. Cal
International Brotherhood of Woods
men and Saw Mill Workers.
September , Springfield. Mas., Ta
ble Knife Grinders National Unic"
September 6, St. Louis. Mo., Xatirnal
Federation of Postoflice Clerks.
September 7, Milwaukee, Wis . In
ternationrl PUoto-Fngravers' Union of
September 9, Boston. Mass.. Inierna-
iional Spinners Union.
September 13, BosLoi, ?.!ars . Wood,
Wire, and Metal Lathers' International
September 13. Denver. Colo.. Inter
national Association of Machinists.
September 13, Elmira, X. Y., Inter
national Hodcarriers and Building Lab
orers' Union of America.
September 13. Chicago. 111.. Intoi na
tional Brick. Tile, and Terra Cotta
September 14, Denver, Colo.. Amer
ican Brotherhood of Cement Workers.
September 17, New York, Pocket-
knife Blade Grinders and Finishers In
September 20, , , Trav
elers Goods and Leather Novelty
Workers International Union of
September 20. Minneapolis, Minn.,
International Association of Br":I?e
and Structural Iron Workers.
October 4. Milwaukee, Wis., Interna
tional Union of Shipwrights, Joiners,
Caulkers, Boat Builders and Ship Cab
inet Makers of America.
October 4, Toronto, Ont., Amalga
mated Association of Street and Elec
tric Railway Employes of America.
October 5, Milwaukee, Wis., Jour
neymen Barbers" International Union
October 19, Detroit, Mich.. Interna
tional Association of Car Workers.
October 19, Charlotte, X. C, United
Textile Workers of America,
November 8. Toronto, Can., Ameri
can Federation of Labor.
Xovember 29, New York. X. Y.. In
ternational Seamen's Union.
December S, Indianapolis, Ind., In
ternational Alliance of Bill Posters of
Union Floyd McKinney, Roy Ken
nedy, C. S. Eckert. W. S. Bustard. Or
Lincoln Typographical Union met
last Sunday afternoon and transacted
a lot of business.
L. L. Ingraham, who has been
president for almost a year tendered
his resignation. He is about to be
come a resident of Idaho, where he
will raise small pica prunes and eigh-teen-point
peaches. He was tendered
a unanimous vote of thanks for his
past services, and W. W. Ford was
elected to fill the unexpired term.
A committee was appointed to ar
range for the observance of "Printer's
Memorial Day," which occurs on the
last Sunday in the present month.
The Ben Franklin Club, an orga
nization of employing printers, sent
the following communication, which
was read and filed:
.-."Lincoln. Neb., May 1, 1909. To
'the officers and members of Lincoln
Typographical union No. 209, Lincoln.
Nebraska, Gentlemen: The executive
committee of the Ben Franklin club,
the employing printers' local organiz
ation, through a desire to express their
approval of the action of Lincoln
Typographical union No. 209 at its
meeting of April 4, 1909, in its en
dorsement of senate file No. 283,
known as the Wilson daylight saloon
bill, transmit you a copy of the follow
Whereas, the attention of the
executive committee of the Ben
Franklin club of this city has been
directed to a certain resolution adopt
ed by Lincoln Typographical union
No. 209 at its regular meeting com
mending senate file No. 283, known as
the Wilson daylight saloon bill;
'Be it resolved, that it is the sense
of this committee that Lincoln Typo
graphical union No. 209 is to be con
gratulated upon the advanced position
they have taken in the rank3 of or
ganized labor by its official recogni
tion of the evils of the drink habit
and its depreciating influence upon the
value of that which the laboring man
has for sale, his labor. The executive
committee of the Ben Franklin club
of Lincoln adopts this means of ex
pressing their appreciation of the atti
tude, of the members of Lincoln Typo
graphical union No. 209 on this ques
. C. D. TRAPHAGEX,
R. A. M'CARTNEY.
B. A. GEORGE,
. . ROBERT A. DECOU.
Executive Committee of the Ben
Franklin Club of Lincoln, Neb.
L. D. WOODRUFF,
The union took cognizance of a lot
of "bum" printing that is being foisted
off on the state and appointed a com
mittee consisting of Messrs. Coffey
Pine and Ford to file the following pro
test with the state printing board:
'"Lincoln Typographical union No,
209. a membership of practical jour
neymen printers, a large majority of
whom are taxpayers, believing that
the provisions of a contract are bind
ing ana enforceable and of just as
much importance and as obligatory,
whether between individuals or be
tween the state and an individual or
between the state and olitical trafflck
ers. that past work or anticipated
work in future campaigns not immune
from the enforcement of obligations to
the state, protest against the allow
ance of the claim for the printing of
the 190S-1909 biennial report of the
state bureau of labor statistics, such
biennial report being padded II
pages actual count.
"And protest for the further reason
that said bennial report should have
been delivered to the state for the use
and information of the recent session
of the legislature, the fact being that
100 copies were delivered on or about
March 20, and 'so far as known the
remainder of the contract number re
main undelivered to date.
F. M. Coffey was elected as dele
gate to the state federation of labor,
which will meet in the near future.
G. E. Locker, Roy Kennedy and Fred
Mickel were appointed a committee
to issue a call for a mass meeting of
the allied trades.
i ne touowing nominations were
made for the principal offices for the
For delegate to international con
vention at St. Joseph Lynn Freeman,
W. W. Ford. G. E. Locker, F. M. Cof
For alternates George Bostrom
For president W. W. Ford, Henry
For vice-president H. C. Peate.
For secretary-treasurer F. H. Heb-
For recording secretary Floyd Mc
Kinney, Orval Yonng, W. C. Moyer.
For sergeant-at-arms J. G. Sayer.
For executive committee George
Bostrom, G. M. Wathan, John Zurbrig-
en. F. M. Coffey.
For delegates to Allied Trades Coun
cil C. S. Eckert. J. R. Bain. Roy
Kennedy, Walter Stoner.
For delegates to Central Labor
UNION PRINT SHOPS.
Printeries That Are Entitled to Us
the Allied Trades Label.
Following is a list of the printing
offices in Lincoln that are entitled
to the use of the Allied Printing
Trades label, together with the num
ber of the label nsed by each shop:
Jacob North & Co., No. 1.
C. S. Simmons, No. 2.
Freie Presse, No. 3.
Woodruff-Collins. No. 4.
Gravts & Mulligan, No. 5.
State Printing Co., No. 6.
Star Publishing Co., No. 7.
Western Newspaper Union, No I
Wood Printing Co., No 9.
George Bros., No. 11.
McVey Printing Co., No. 12.
Ford Printing Co., No. 16.
VanTine & Young, No. 24.
Dairyman Pub. Co., 130 Nx 14th.
Graves Printery, No. 5.
New Century, 213 South Thirteenth.
found in Denmark and Sweden, tn
Denmark trades onions contain in
fully 50 per cent of the toilers and
Sweden about 39 per rent, la Hun
gary there is an ectimated member
ship of 130.004. or 23 per teat of aU
the working people. Austria bas near
ly 500.000. or IS per cent, while Italy
with its immense population. rxAzlu
only 200.000. or per rent.
The United States, with it 3..W.'Ki
unionists, is in the lead in the total
number of workingmen and wor'iox-
omen who are in the trades-onion
movement, even though the percent'
age of workingmen in the trade
nnions is not as great as it is in
some countries in Europe.
TRUST SETTLES FOR A FRAUD.
THE LABOR MOVEMENT
the Organization of Trades Unionists.
Rev. Charles Stelzle.
Organized labor throughout the
world is 9,000,000 strong. The trades
unionists in Great Britain, according
to the most recent figures, have a
total membership of 2,100,000, of which
number 150,000 are women. It is es
timated that 33 per cent of the work
ers in Great Britain . are .connected
witn the trades unions. There are
practicailly four divisions among the
organized workingmen affiliated with j
Sugar Combine Fined S2.134.SCO fcr
The American Sogar Refining roro
pany on Thursday paid the gorem
ment iS 96.000, completing a payment
aggregating $2434.004 in settlement of
claims arising ont of the fraudulent
weighing of sugar on the dorks of
the refineries. The government threat
ened to bring further salts for
amount reaching nearly !.0M b
if the sugar trust did not settle.
Now look out for another Inerea
in the price of sngar. That fine fea to
be made tip in some way or another,
and about the easiest way is make the
public pay It.
Deputy Labor Commissioner Maupni
Talks to Big Mass Meettng.
Deputy Labor Commissioser Jtanpra
addressed a meeting of over two hun
dred wage earners at HaTelock Wed
nesday evening. He outlined the pian
! for orzanizine a State Federation ot
the British trades congress, consist- d fail ubn t cottM
: . - . i . -nn r. i r. .. . i I
iiig, in h l. oi uuuui tuu.uv; in me
General Federation of Trades Unions
(which is composed cf 134 national
organizations, and who are. for the
post part, skilled workers), 500,000
miners, llo.OOO members of the Rail
way Servants' Societies, and abont
700.000 general workers and laborers
who are not affiliated with the Gen
eral Federation. The organized work
ingmen in England are represented in
their political and general activities in
what is known as the "Joint Boa-:!"
which is composed of four members
each from the following bodies: Firt.
the Parliamentary Committee (conii.-t-
ing of the Executive Committee of thf
British Trades Congress; seconj.
the General Federation of Trides
Unions; third, the labor Party,
which is tbe distinctively political or
ganization of the trades unionists.
This Joint Board outlines the policies
of the workingmen and unifies their
activities. Mention should be made.
however, of the Independent Labor !
the benefits that would arrme to the
wage earners of the state by reason
of having a live, compact organization.
After that he devoted the' rest of ni
talk to emphasizing the need for bet
ter organization and for s greater
unity of action.
Incidentally toe speaker took op the
label qnestton and explained the need
of more education along that line.
That the label matter was of hilerese
was evidenced by a number of men
who asked questions and then exam
ined tbe lithographer chart of labels
exhibited at tbe speaker's stand. . .
The unionists of Harelock are cs
and coming, and they promise to nxj
the State Federation project to f?e
party, which is the Socialist wing of
the Labor party, and which contains
about 15 per cent of its membership.
German trades unionists number 2,-
000,000. with about 120,000 women, but
in addition to this it is estimated that
there are 250,000 "Christian Trades
-Unionists." who are controlled more
or less by the Church. Of the total
number of trades unionists in Ger
many, perhaps 385,000 are Social Dem
ocrats, standing specifically for tbe
Estimates of the number of trades
unionists in France vary considerably,
but there are probably 900.000 mem
bers of Organized Labor. 200.000 of
whom belong to the "Confederation
du Travail," or the Federation of
Probably the largest percentage of
workingmen in the trades anions of
any country in Enrope are to be
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