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Union men and women, and we aim to deserve it.
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us and we will attend to it. Ask your neighbor
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
Boston. A New England typo
graphical union was formed here by
the representatives of every union of
the six states. Its purpose, as out
lined by the constitution adopted,' is
"to promote all movements that tend
to advance the conditions of the mem
bers of the International Typographi
cal union; to strengthen all subordi
nate unions of the international ; to
extend the use of all labels of the
printing trades; to secure and pro
mote publicity of all union endeavors,
and to co-operate with the Internation
al Typographical union in executing
it3 policies." Edward M. Martin of
Boston Typographical union, No. 13,
was elected president, John P. Mur
phy of Waterbury, Conn., James F.
O'Brien of Boston Newspaper Mailers'
union and Harry Foley of Berlin, N.
H., first, second and third vice-presidents
respectively, and Charles Car
roll of Providence secretary-treasurer.
The next convention will be at Law
rence next June.
Denver, Col. In reporting to the
national convention of the Interna
tional Association of Machinists, on
old age benefits, It was found that in
1913 those who have been In good
standing for ten years and have
reached the age of 65 years would get
$400,000 in benefits. Because of this
large sum the convention referred the
matter to the law committee for
further investigation. The convention
adopted a resolution that the na
tional eight-hour day be established as
soon as possible, providing for month
ly payments to the national fund for
the campaign, and leaving the date
for the union to enforce the demand
to the executive board to decide.
New York. An application has been
made by the International Brother
hood of Teamsters to change its char
ter to allow the admission of automo
bile chauffeurs to membership. Ac
cording to the officers of the teamsters
the chauffeurs are anxious to become
organized in order to fix a uniform
scale of wages. In case the applica
tion is granted it is proposed to
change the name of the body to the
International Brotherhood of Team
sters, Chauffeurs and Helpers.
Chicago. A referendum vote is be
ing taken by the journeymen tailors
on the questions of maintaining labor
bureaus, founding libraries, holding
lectures, and as to whether all unions
should be affiliated with the central
bodies in their cities. The organiza
tion has gone on record as being In
favor of a federation composed of the
tailors, United Garment Workers and
kindred clothing unions.
Berlin, Germany. The German gov
ernment now recognizes the right of
organizations for all wage workers,
except servants and agricultural la
borers. The disabilities of these
classes the unions are trying to re
move. The laws in regard to sailors
have been amended in the last few
years, giving the men a larger lib
srty in carrying out union purposes.
Detroit.Mich. A voluntary increase
In wages for those of the 2,200 motor
men and conductors employed by the
Detroit United Railway in this and on
interurban lines who have been In
the service of the company for two
or more years was announced by
General Manaser N. W. Brooks. The
new scale ranges from 23 to 27 cents
New York. Ninety-five per cent of
the 2,459 unions In New York state
sent in answers to the questions pro
pounded by, the statistical bureau of
the state department of labor as to
initiation fees. The average monthly
rate for the 403,032 members affilli
ated with the 2,329 unions reporting
in the combined industries was 65
Boston. Boston Sheet Metal Work
ers' union, No. 17, has come to an
agreement on the wage question with
nearly all the employers. The present
minimum wage is $3.60 a day. Under
the arrangement the minimum will be
increased to $3.75 on January 1 and
the desired four-dollar-a-day rate will
go into effect on June 1 of next year.
Boston. The referendum has re
ceived a down-and-out blow .from the
boot and shoe workers. After elect
ing Its national officers by a referen
dum vote for many years, the organi
zation has gone back to the conven
tion system, and will elect its officers
at national meetings. The elections
hereafter will be for two years.
Atlanta, Ga. The convention of the
international Brotherhood of Railway
Carmen voted to seek affiliation with
the A. F. of L. The car workers' in
ternational is affiliated with the A. F.
of L. A plan to amalgamate both un
der an A. F. of L. charter will be
Boston. Boston Newsboys' union,
in appreciation of the work done by
James J. Storrow in establishing a
camp at Halifax, Mass., at which more
than 150 newsboys enjoyed vacations
during the summer, presented him
with an engrossed and framed set of
resolutions officially expressing the
gratitude of the union's members.
Copenhagen, Denmark. There are
now fifty-one central or national
unions in the Federation of Danish
Trades Unions, with 1,214 local
branches, besides ten local socities;
the total membership amounting to
olose on 100,000.
Washington. An interesting exhibi
tion has been opened In Zurich, Swit
zerland, demonstrating the conditions
under, which the Swiss poorer classes
work, and the wages they earn, with
special reference to the "sweating" at
home. These people, who work in
their own homes, number 130,000,
three-fourths of whom are women and I
children. Their earnings are shock
ingly low in some cases as little as
four centimes an hour are paid to
straw workers; while the average pay
in other industries is: Silk weavers,
seven centimes an hour; linen weav
ers, 11 centimes; glove makers, 12
centimes; wood carving, 31 centimes;
watch makers, 36 centimes.' The ex
hibition also contains models of the
homes In which these people work,
showing the unhealthy conditions and
overcrowding. . The promoters confi
dently expect that the exhibition will
stop the sweating and put the law in
Boston. A committee of the Toron
to, Canada, board of education was
in Boston, recently examining the
technical and industrial schools of
Boston. The Canadian capital is to
erect a technical high school at a
cost of $750,000 as a further extension
of the trade school originally estab
lished and supported by the Toronto
Trades and Labor council, then par
tially supported by the municipality
and finally taken over as an estab
lished portion of the school work of
Toronto. The visitors also inspected
the Boston Globe plant. James Simp
son, vice-president of the Canadian
Trades and Labor , council, former
Canadian vice-president of the I. T.
U. and the fraternal delegate from
Canada to the Boston convention of
the A. F. of L., was a member of the
party, being a member of the board of
education of Toronto. He renewed
many old acquaintances.
Indianapolis, Ind. Word has been
received at international headquarters
of the International Association of
the International Association of
Bridge and Structural Iron Workers
In this city of the re-election, at the
Minneapolis convention, of F. M. Ryan
as international president and J. J.
McNamara as secretary-treasurer.
E. A. Clancy, of San Francisco, is re
elected as first vice-president, and
J. T. Butler, of Buffalo, who was a
member of the international execu
tive board, has been elected second
vice-president. H. W. Legleltner, of
Pittsburg, Pa., and H. S. Hockin, of
Detroit, have been re-elected to the
executive board, and in addition there
have been elected to the board Char
les Beum, of Minneapolis, and M. J.
Young, of Boston. The president, two
vice-presidents and secretary also
serve on the board.
Boston. In view of statements
made by officers of the seceding in
ternational regarding the funds of the
International Brotherhood of Electrical
Workers, Boston union, No. 103, of
ficially communicated with the banks,
in Springfield, 111., where the brother
hood's funds are on deposit. The re
ply of the bank officers showed the
statement of the dual organization's
officers to be absolutely false.
Boston. Despite newspaper state
ments to the contrary the pension sys
tem for the employes of the B. & M.
railroad is not to go into effect im
mediately. Under the law passed by
the legislature, the act must first be
accepted by the directors of the road
and then by a vote of the employes.
The directors have not as yet consid
ered the matter.
Pittsburg, Pa. The .contemplated
organization of the International Bro
therhood of Railway Carmen and the
National Car Workers would have a
membership exceeding sixty thousand,
which would place it numerically
among the foremost labor organiza
tions in America.
London, England. A recapitulation
of the benefits of all kinds paid by the
Amalgamated Society of British En
gineers during the fifty-eight years in
which benefits of any kind have been
paid shows that a total of $10,727,905
has been expended in the work.
Milwaukee. The convention of the
International Glass Bottle Blowers'
association indorsed the plan 'to retire
on pensions all members who have
reached the age of sixty years and
have worked for twenty-five consecu
Chicago. The convention of the In
dustrial Workers of the World, which
was to have been held in this city this
month, has been postponed until May
1 by a referendum vote.
Bostjpn. The last of the' big Boston
sign-writing firms signed the new
four-dollar-a-day agreement of the Sign
Writers' union last week.
Minneapolis, Minn. The action "of
the Minneapolis trades assembly in
passing a law requiring its delegates
to wear at least four union labels in
order to qualify as members is at
tracting some attention in outside
Ottawa, Canada. William Glocklng.
International president of the Book
binders' union, has been elected the
head of the Trade and Labor council
New York. A movement is likely
toward the formation of a branch of
the Commercial Telegraphers for wire
Farmers & cMezchants Bank
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Named Shoes are Often Made
in Non-union Factories.
DO NOT BUY
no matter what its, name un
, less it bears a plain and read
able impression of this Union Stamp.
All Shoes without the Union Stamp .
are Altcays Non-Union
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BOOT AND SHOE WORKERS' UNION
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First Trust Savings Bank
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Tenth and O Streets . Lincoln, Nebraska
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These mornings make you think of the fur
nice, eh? And coal bills? But what's the use
of worrying yet there's lots of time. Chilly
mornings and evenings? They can be cured at
small expense smaller than worrying and feed
ing the furnace. ' A .
A Gas Heater
Does the Work
Attach it to the gas jet in dining room, sit
tiug room or bath room. No work, no worry.
A cent or two and the room is comfortably
warm, and the furnace out of business for weeks
and weeks to come. Cheaper and cleaner . and .
better. With the furnace you must use. enough
coal to heat the house and most of it wasted
these days. The gas heater merely gives you
the heat you need, where you need it and when.
Ask the Users Their Advice
We'll stand that test -you ask those who
are using the heater these days. Several thous
and of them, and you ought to among the num
ber. We sell the heaters, good ones, at a low price.
Lincoln Gas and
Electric Light Co.
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