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how she likes Liberty Flour. We rely on the
recommendation of those who use it.
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It is insurance against sweat shop and
tenement goods, and against disease. . . .
Pittsburg. The Sons of Vnlcan
have won their demand from the
United States Steel Corporation for
an increase of wages. This organiza
tion is made up of the iron puddlers
of the Pittsburg district and is recog
nized as a rival of the Amalgamated
Association of Iron and Steel Work
ers, which is now fighting so hard
against open shops at the - tin
mills of the steel corporation.
Some time since the Sons of Vulcan
served notice on the Oliver Iron and
Steel Company and the A. M. Byers
Company, both Steel Corporation
plants here, that they would strike
August 1 unless an increase of ZV
cents per ton was granted to the
puddlers. The mills declared there
would be no advance given, but when
the puddlers went to draw their pay
they found the increased pay in their
envelopes. The old scale had expired
June 30. but the men had continued
at work until the new scale could be 1
Denver. Col. At the international
convention of machinists, to be held
in this city in September, an effort
will be made to change the present
method of selecting the vice-presi
dents. The proposed amendment pro
vides that there shall be a board of
vice-presidents, each selected from a
geographical district, and to be placed
in charge of it during" his term. The
claim is made in behalf of the pro
posed change that a man from his
own district knows the needs there
better than one who does not know
anything about the, territory and the
the lodges of machinists in it.
New York. Under the new law per
mitting the erection of tuberculosis
sanatoria at certain points within
New York state, which was passed by
the recent legislature at Albany at
the behest of the organized workers
throughout the state, the Central La
bor union of Manhattan has made a
move looking toward permission to es
tablish on its site, at Medford. Suf
folk county, a hospital of such descrip
tion. The proposition as now out
lined, comprehends a hospital costing
around $100,000. the amount - to be
raised by contributions from the vari
ous local unions.
Milwaukee. For refusing to join
in the strike at St. Mary"s hospital,
where it was alleged non-union
workmen were employed, the Plumb
ers union was fined $100 re
cently by the Federated Trades
council. Upon the refusal of the
organized plumbers to pay the fine.
the union was expelled from the
Building Trades" section. If the plumb
ers persist in their refusal to pay the
fine the union may be expelled from
the Wisconsin State Federation of
St. Paul. Minn. From now on It is
the intention of the officers of the
Minnesota State Federation of Labor
to make every effort to bring about
peaceful settlements of all labor dis
putes where such a thing is possible.
Whenever any controversy comes. up
these officials will at once proceed to
the seat of war and will use every
honorable means so to arrange mat
ters that a settlement may be arrived
at by conference or arbitration should
this means fail.
New York. A movement is on foot
for the organization of a wireless tel
egraph operators union. The follow
ing official statement was circulated
"President Konenkamp of the Com
niercial Telegraphers union says
that within the next few weeks he ex
pects to have all wireless operators
in the country and on ocean steam
ers in a new branch of the union, to
be known as the wireless department.
It is expected that 600 persons will
join the organization.
Philadelphia. About 3,000 mdtor
nien and conductors employed by the
Interstate Railway Company on trac
tion lines in eastern Pennsylvania.
New Jersey and Delaware were noti
fied that after August 1 there would
be a resumption of the 18Vi-cent-an-
hour wage rate from which a reduc
tion of one and one-half cents was
made a year ago. The company had
promised an increase as soon as busi
ness would warrant.
Copenhagen. A bill to empower
municipalities to grant unemployed
relief, which is not to be treated as
poor law relief, to members of unions
and societies who have exhausted
their right to draw relief, but are
still out of work, was passed by the
Denmark parliament recently, the
said act to remain in force until
London. England. The Society of
Amalgamated Toolmakers. Engineers
and Machinists of Great Britain is one
of the younger offshoots of the engi
neering trades. Its headquarters are
at Birmingham, and it has 52 branches
in all parts of England and Scotland.
Its membership is not large, only 3,710
all told, but the society appears to be
held together firmly.
St. Louis. Mo. Gov. Hadley has
signed the woman's nine-hour law.
The law regulates the employment of
girls and women in factories, restau
rants and other such places. Employ
ment is limited to nine hours a day
and prohibits their employment later
than 10 p. m. or earl'er than 5 a. m.
Minneapolis. The jurisdiction dis
pute between the Electrical Workers'
union and the theatrical stage em
ployes as to the right to do. certain
work, will be presented at the next
meeting of the international of the
latter organization, that is to be held
here in September.
Kenosha. Wis. After the stormiest
week in the history of the city peace
reigns supreme in Kenosha. The dep
uties were nearly all withdrawn from
the N. R. Allen's Sons plant, and the
regular force of watchmen took their
place. Every department was work
ing with a full force when the plant
shut down for the night. The manager
of the tannery asked that all men
arrested in connection with the strike
be released from jail and no charges
filed against them. This was done,
and the men who had been imprisoned
returned to work. The men claim that
it is a victory for them on account of
the fact that several of the depart
ments received a small advance in
Lynn, Mass. A plan has been elab
orated whereby an end can at once
be put to all labor disputes, if such
plan be generally adopted. As set
forth, it contemplates the organiza
tion cf a fraternal body in which both
the shoe workers and the shoe man
ufacturers may hold memberships. I A
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE
Candidate for renomination at RepuLv
lican Primaries. Have devoted time
exclusively to practice of Law in this
city since March 1 886. Hope for
the endorsement of the party, and will,
if re-elected, continue so far as lies
within my power to secure absolute
equality before the law to all.
the grand lodge or supreme body bar
ing jurisdiction over all questions on
which there may be disagreement be
tween employers and employed. This
grand lodge to be formed from the va
rious local ledges, which are to be
made up of manufacturers and the
several branches of the shoe-working
craits, taking the place of the pres
ent local unions.
London. England. The Miners" con
federation of Great Britain after a pro
longed meeting has decided in favor of
balloting to decide whether its mil
lion members shall go on national
strike in support of the Scottish
miners, wno are resisting a wage re
duction of sixpence a day. The pres
ent feeling seems to be in favor of the
stoppage of all mines, a condition
which would practically paralyze Brit
ish industry. In view of the conse
quent expected shortage in the coal
supply many factories already have
served notice to their employes of the
termination of contracts.
New York. Not for years have the
clothing trades in Greater New York
won such a notable victorv as that
achieved by the pants workers and
knee pants workers after a desperate
contest of seven weeks" duration. At
the commencement of the strike the
pants makers were practically unor
ganized, but to-day the 7,000 who
came out to battle are marching un
der the union banner. The results of
the strike are: An increase in prices
from 20 to 25 per cent.; that the op
erators be paid in cash, instead of
checks and the formal recognition of
Lafayette. I d. The Brotherhood
of Painters and Decorators, whose
headquarters are here, recently decid
ed to reduce the number of local un
ions in Brooklyn, N. Y.. from ten to
four, with an extra one in the Bronx,
local No. 1011. known as the Hebrew
local, refused to abide by the deci
sion of the brotherhood, however, and
has taken steps to sue out a writ of
injunction restraining the member
ship from putting into effect the new
South Bend, Ind. The annual con
vention of the Indiana Federation of
Labor, which will be held in South
Bend September 28, 29 and 39. will be,
acording of information furnished by
olncials of the organization, now in
the city completing preliminary
rangements for the meeting, the big
gest convention ever held by the body.
Arrangements have been made to care
for 500 delegates and as many more
visitors. The convention will mark
the twenty-fifth anniversary of the
Philadelphia. Pa. The Pennsylva
nia Kan road company has just com
riled a statement showing that the
amount of wages paid on the system
was 1125,543.947, a decrease of $29,-
471.961. as compared with 1907. The
number of employes was 24.000 less
than in the previous year, when 199,-
000 men were employed. The rate of
pay, however, was as high in 1908 as
in 1907. when it was increased over
that of 1906 about 10 per cent.
Washington. The boot trades con
vention in New Zealand has passed
resolution urging the abolition of the
existing duties on imported boots, as
the country is being taxed to support
an industry which could not give re
cent conditions of employment. The
union also urged the government to
start state boot factories and offers
to lend .$10,000 for that purpose.
Concord, N. H. A lodge of the
Brotherhood of Railroad Clerks has
been instituted here to be known as
Merrimack lodge. It is expected that
lodges will soon be instituted in Man
chester, Dover and Worcester. This
will practically complete the organi
zation on the Boston & Maine system.
Detroit. Mich. A law, was passed
recently in Michigan making it un
lawful for women and minors to work
more than nine hours a day.
Indianapolis. Ind. President T. L.
Lewis of the United Mine Workers
has been in the anthracite districts
arousing interest in organization. The
union has a large number of organ
izers in the field.
Belgrade, Servia. According to
figures just published, there were
5.434 persons affiliated with the or
ganized labor movement in Servia at
the close of 1907.
New York. The gravediggers have
organised a union in New York city.
Fort Worth. Tex. A state bureau of
labor and-statistics has been created
i-y t? Taxas legislature. .
, g WORKERS UNIOH t
j raCory Ha j
Named Shoes are Often Made
in Non-union Factories.
DO NOT BUY
no matter tcnat its name nn
less it bears a plain and read
able impression of this Union Stamp.
All Shoes toithout the Union Stamp
are Altcays Non-Union
Do not accept any excuse for the absence of the
BOOT AND SHOE WORKERS' UNION .
246 Sumner St., Boston, Mass:
John F. Tobin, Pres. Chas. L. Baine, Sec-Treas.
Mr. Inside Man, you have an electric fan.
How about your good wife? Has she an electric
fan? Is she still broiling herself and the steaks
over a red-hot coal range? Why not pause and
consider her comfort and convenience a little bit?
If not both electric fan and gas range
(Set a (Gas
It will make the kitchen comfortable; it will
save hours and health, and make home happy.
Cheaper than coal and so clean, convenient and
comfortable. We sell the ranges (cash or pay
ments) and furnish the gas. You furnish the
match. And then the housewife is equipped
with labor-saving machinery. Once used, never
abandoned. Ask 5,000 Lincoln women who
cook with gas.
Lincoln Gas and
Electric Light Co.
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