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have the proper bills prepared
covering these and other subjects
of interest to the Federation.
The legislative committee was
also instructed to urge the proper
equipment of the labor bureau so
it may be made of some real serv
ive to the wage earners of the
A resolution thanking Governor
Aldrich for appointing three good
representatives of organized la
bor to responsible positions was
unanimously adopted. The three
unionists were L. V. Guye, labor
commissioner; John C. Trouton,
deputy fire marshal; Mr. Dona
hue, fire marshal.
Another resolution commend
ing the faithful and efficient serv
ices of the retiring labor commis
sioner, Will M. Maupin, was
The report of Secretary-Treasurer
Hart was gratifying, the
committee reporting the books in
gooii shape and a balance on hand
of about $500.
Plans for the securing of wider
affiliation .were thoroughly dis
cussed, and it was the general
opinion that with the flourishin
condition of the organization af
filiation would be easier to secure
A pleasing incident of the first
day's session was a "union label
contest" put on by the local re
ception committee. S. A. D.
Smith of Havelock won first
prize with sixteen labels on his
person ; Will M. Maupin won sec
ond with thirteen labels, and H.
C. Peate won third prize with
nine labels. 'The contest was a
surprise to everybody so there
could be no 'loading" for the
event. Smith won because he
was lucky enough to find union
label underwear something al
most impossible to secure.
Tuesday evening the local re
ception committee tendered a re
ception and ball at Lancaster hall,
Reed's orchestra furnishing the
music. Owing to the severity of
the weather the attendance was
not a s large as expected, but even
at that the crowd was of goodly
size. Those present enjoyed them
selves immensely and took every
advantage of the opportunity af
forded for having an evening of
genuine pleasure. One little in
cident happened to momentarily
mar the evening the presence of
a 'rank scab" boilermaker who
had been sent an invitation by
mistake. His acceptance showed
the possession of a '"crust" that
nothing could penetrate, and the
fact that he was allowed to remain
speaks well for the moderation of
the loyal unionists of Havelock.
The fellow was quietly asked to
retire, but flashing his invitation
he refused. The resultant chilli
ness of the crowd towards him
would have frozen anyone at all
susceptible to the finer" feelings.
Wednesday's session was full
of business. Delegate Chrisman,
who attended the American Fed
eration of Labor convention, read
a report that was full of meat, and
sll the more enjoyable on account
cf its brevity. He reported the
organization of a federation of
city, central and state bodies, and
; the convention ratitied Ins action
; in affiliating the Nebraska Fed-
! oration therewith.
The resolution of thanks to the
local committee were more than
perfunctory, for working under
' difficulties the Havelock unionists
managed to show th delegates a
! royal good time.
! An especial resolution of thanks
was tendered Miss Matie Allen of
i Lincoln and Mrs. Draper Smith of
, Omaha for their active assistance
; to the deputy labor commissioner
in the enforcement of the child la-
bor and female employment laws,
j The following ofiicers of the
Nebraska State Federation of La
i bor were elected for the ensuing
; President, Will M. Maupin, Lin
Secretary-Treasurer, W. A.
! Chrisman, Omaha.
First Vice, H. C. Peate, Lin
coln. Second Vice, Guv Smith, Oma
ha. Third Vice, Hans Hanson," Fremont.
i Fourth Vice, R. R. Ricketts,
Fifth Vice. W. H. Warman,
Sergeant-at-Arms, W. R. Green
Legislative Committee, R. O.
Wagner, Havelock; J. C. Trouten,
South Omaha ; H. . L. Bridwell,
Omaha; James Kotera,, Omaha;
F. M. Coffey, Lincoln.
L. V. Guye of Omaha was elect
ed alternate delegate to the Amer
ican Federation of Lsbor.
Save in one instance the clc
tion was bv acclamation.
The formal installation of offi
cers took place shortlv before ad
journment, the installation te'np
conducted by the retiring presi
dent. Mr. Coffe
The minutes of tin meeting
embodying all the resolutions
adopted, will be incorporated in
the "Year Book"' whicTi will soon
be out, and copies of which will
be furnished to every trades
unionist in the state as far as it is
possible to secure their names.
The convention was a success
from every standpoint, and while
'he representation was not as
large as hoped for, the enthusiasm
shown demonstrates that the Ne
braska State Federation of Labor
is a "live wire" and destined to
become a practical working force
in the uplift of the wae earners
of the state. The legisTative com
mittee elected is a good one, and
it will have somebody on watch
at the state house all the time that
the legislature is in session.
A vote of thanks to the retiring
officers for their faith ful service
was unanimously adopted.
At 5 o'clock Wednesday even
ing the convention aO:ourned to
meet in Omaha on tht Tuesday
after the second Monday in Sep
tember, the date of the annual
convention being from Januarv
to September. This was done in
order to give the. incoming legis
lative committee a chance io fa
miliarize itself with the duties
imposed'upon it-. .
President's report : W. A. Chris
man. chairman; J. W. Jones, J. J.
Kauffman. S. A. D. Smith.
Secretary - treasurer's report:
Roscoe A. . Ricketts, chairman ;
Ben Sanders, Hans C. Hanscon,
F. A. Kates.
Legislation : Louis V. Guye,
chairman; II. Bridwell. F. A.
Kates. F. M. Coffev. T- W. Jonas.
S. A. D. Smith.
Finance: J. M. White, chair
man; Leo Sullivan, William Jac
ob's. M. Nusteadt.
Resolutions, W. M. Maupin,
chairman ; A. C. Wetizel. John
Lynn, T. A. Menzies, W. R.
Lavs; J. W. Tones, chairman ;
W. J- Leight. CE. Gallegher, W.
R. Greenwood. -
Co-operation T. C. Kelsey,
chairman ; Ben Sanders,. W. A.
Chrisman, O. C. Jones, J. R.
Wangberg. ... ,
Organization James Kotera,
chairman; T. W. Parker, Guy
Smith, A. G. Terrell.
Committee On grievance T.
W. Parker, chairman : John lvnn.
H. C. Peate.
Union , label, store and shop
cards H. C. Peate. chairman ; O.
C. Jcrres.iLeo Sullivan, ' AY. B.
Credentials H. Bridwell, chair
man; T. W. Parker, T. C. Kelsey.
JUST AS EASY.
State. .Administration Changes
Without Slightest Jar.
' Thursday afternoon the state
administration changed without
L.y pcr;cptible jar, Governor
Thallcr.b' r ;r retiring and Gov
ernor A k!r: 'i coming into power.
The other offices changed hands,
most of them, however, changing
from one hand 1 3 another hand
belonging to the same man.
Governor Shallenberger made
some good recommendations in
his valedictory message, and Gov
ernor Aldrich was not at all
mealy-mouthed in his references
to needed liquor legislation. The
new governor is not indebted to
the liquor interests for "anything,
unless it be: for the fool blunders
of the liquor interests that result
ed in the election of Mr. Aldrich.
Perhaps the new governor ought
to be gratefui for that.- .
At the annual meeting of the
Lincoln Labor Temple associa
tion last Tuesday night T. W.
Parker was elected president,
Fred Irhinger was re-elected sec
retary, and W. L. Mayer was
elected treasurer. A detailed
statement of the affairs of the as
sociation was presented, and
promise made that- a detailed
statement would be made evcry
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