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About The Falls City tribune. (Falls City, Neb.) 1904-191? | View Entire Issue (Dec. 16, 1904)
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The Fellow Thnl's Doing His Dest.
You miy talk or your battle scarred
Ot martyrs tlJlll nil ot time rest ,
nut thol'c'f1 nlloUml' 1 thllll jlll ! as
The fellow that' doing his boat.
Ile ,10C811't wear gold braid and tinsel.
Nor ride Oil the wahhhelit crest ,
Dill hC'1i nh\'II's where duty demands
This fellow that'll doing ! his hOIlt'
No trumpet hlnro tells at his ! coming
For ( nine hI' III 1111\1'1' hI quest :
But he's always II hero of hCI'o.q , this !
Who III always tOUlIII doing his hellt.
And I'll sure III the tiny ot the jllllmont ,
When many shall fall lit thl' test ,
1'I\Irc'lI ! 110 one who will pass ) : without
The fellow thllt's doing his hl'lIt '
Anti the gales ot the lien verily city ,
The beautiful Irenic of the blest "
will swing / wlll for IIIV hero to ( , l1tel'-
The fellow thlll'II doing I his hcst.
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NEWS OF THE LABOR WORLD
Items of Interest Gathered from Many
According to the report ) or the
United States ! commissioner of cdu '
clllon : the \I'ago monthly wages of
teachers for 11OI ! : was : , ; .tfI for men and
about $ .10 for WOIIIl'II. Less than 28
per cent of the teachers were men , or
122,382 , out of 1\ total of 439fiG. ! )
The Barbers' Union In IndIana won
Its case ag-alnst barbershops keeping
open on Suudays. The lll'olriotors ) of
such \ estalllhllInonts who had been aI'-
'reHtod for \'Iolnllon of the law were
fined. No appeals worn taken and the
law will not ue attacked fmther.
The hook and job printers of New
York 7iavo been granted nn Increase
of $1.fi ( ) It week In wises , making the
pay $21 : ! t Il'cpl. . after .Jan. 1. The
unIon wlthdl'l'w its dellland for an
elght-hol\l' \ dar until Jan. 1 , 90G , when
the national movement for eight hours
' 1'he charter of the United Brotherhood -
hood of Carpenters and JoIners , which
claims 1fiOOOO members , was revoked
hy the Amorlcm Federation of Lahol'
convention because that unIon failed
to obey the Boston convention ruling \
recognizing the jurisdiction of the
Amalgamated 1Voodworkers over mill
h :0 I' k.
Available figures go to show that In
the twenty 'l'U'H between 1880 and
HIOO thel' were 2,713 ! strikes whIch
cost the United States in wages , ox-
petlse and dIrect loss of trade nearly
, $400,000,000. In ] the same time there
were n little over 1,000 lockouts , co , ting -
lng nearly $ lOOO OOOO. Those three
Items of loss hy no means represent
Its full extent.
A referendum vote of the memher-
ship of the Clgannalwrs' International
Union just taken decIded that no con.
teantiomi will bo held ) ) thIs J'e..r. . It ha n
been eight years sInce the last con-
mtlon. AmOl1l1ments to the constitution -
lion nro adopted lIy the referendum
end the OIl1Cl'l'H elected the same wa ' .
Thousands ' ! of d01lars have been saved
by the or : lIIhmtloll.
The Central Trades Council of Mobile -
bile , Ala. , has adopted a novel scheme
to form a women's auxlllar An en-
tortalnment has been arranged to take
place on the nIght the new auxiliary
Is 'to be organIzed. AdmissIon to thIs
entertainment for a man coming alone
wlll bo 50 cents : If he brings with him
hIs wife sweetheart , mother , aunt ,
sister or cousin he will be admitted
freo.The Central Labor Union of ' \Vash- \
Ington , D. C" , has unseated the local
union of steamfitters because It refused .
fused to affiliate with the United Association -
socIation of Plumbers , Gnsfilters and
Steamfitters. It was for refusal to do
the same thIng that the charter ot the
Chicago Federation ot Labor was reo
\"oked. The latter body , however has
bleu .rlQtcd thirty dllfU IQ ! which 1.0
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oust the amfitterR and Fraultlln
pressCeedcrs , or Its. suspension wlll become .
The 'lIothetae of New York has
announced ( that at n conference of
committees representing the 'l'YJlolhe-
tae , the association of employing
printers , and Typographical union No.
Ii , the onion committee has withdrawn
Its demand for an eight - honr day , taking -
Ing an hlCl'eaSfIII wageR instead. The
demand of the ( compositors applied
only to book ) ; und job OmCei' ' ; The advance -
vance III wages granted was $1.iiO a
wk , bringing the wages III to $21
after Jan. 1. According to the union
the demand for shorter hours Is put '
' for another ' ' olll ' .
over year only.
Fred HUllhallsCI' ,11' the young man
arrest on the charge of aiding and
abetting the alleged dynamiting of
foundries In the strike of '
\ the 1\101l10rs'
union , declared that the police of Cin
clnna , arrayed against the union , terrorized -
I'ol'lzed him Into false
malting It con-
Cession. The story told hr young
Hnuh:1\IHl'I' that UllIlm' directions from
officers of the 1\lold'l's' union ho
placed dynamlt cartrIdges In the
lathes of the Eureka foundry , denied
on all sides , was denied by the apprentice .
prentice himself who declared that
the police forced him to make the
.101111 Spiess , business agent ; lingo
PfeIfer , treasurer , and John Nolle and
Eniil LIJlPort , members of the Chicago
BaIters' union , were hllllcted for conspiracy -
splracy to interfere with the business
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Ol : file IIC1ISlt'r Baking l'Olllpany. Officials -
t\clnls of the company charged that
he four mach had urged a boycott
Upon \ the 1lI'Hfllcts of the company \ because -
cause It employed nonllnlon haleers.
Spiess and Pfolfel' were held to the
October gmnd jury on the samc
charge , hut It refused to IndIct them.
Ioh & : Taylor are the attorneys \ for
the company and the charge was
brought older the "I'alh'oall act"
A spoclClI report of the census
bureau Issued recently shows that
1,750,18 children In Ihl' United \ States
are compelled ) 10 work for theIr living.
They form immune than Ii per cent of
the total number of workers , and the
boys outnumber the girls almost three
to one , the tlgul'l's heiimg 1 , G4,411 boys
and 4S5Git1 g-Irls. 'I'hat the AmerIcan
nation Is not IJ\alte alp entirely of
wo\'lcers Is shown hy the total 2JOi:1 ! : ,
2:13 : , whIch Is only one.hn1C of the IIOP'
elation of ten years of age allll over
and about two . tiftus of the entire lJOP'
'nation The proportion of workers
hag increased , ahuoRt :1 : per cent over
the former stilt Istlcs.
'fho majority and minority reports
or the committce on resolutions on the
fight In the Federation of Labor convention -
vpn lion bet ween longshoremen and
seamen was voted down , and Ute matter -
ter now stands as it did before the
convention met. The official count on
the minority report was announced ar
7,729 against and 7,025 for. A roll call
was then dmnandod on the majorlt
report of the committee , which was
adverse to the Seainen's union , but
recommended that the matter be set-
tled by a conference between a committee -
mittee to be appoInted by the disput-
Ing organIzations. This report was
also voted dlwn
Samuel Gompers was , by practical !
n. unmlmou'ote : : , re.elected presIdent
of the American Federation of Labor.
One delegate , Victor Berger of Milwaukee -
wl\ul.oe. ; a leader of the socialistic ele-
ment In the convention , voted In the
negative and asked that hIs vote bo
so recorded Gompcrs was given a
great ovation when he tool up the
gavel. Secretary } < " 'ranklorrlson : and
Treasurer John B. Lennon were
unanimously chosen to serve another
tern1. The following eight vice pros ! ! .
dents were re.e1oClf1d : James Dun
can John sllcholl , liWSI O'COQD.1i ,
Max Morris , Thomas I. Kldd , D. A ,
Hayes : , Daniel J. Keefe and William J.
The first two unIon men to work on
the Panama canal left ChIcago last
weelt. They are William and Philip
Bates , members of the International
Brotherhood ot Steam Shovel and
Dredgmen. William Bates Is an engineer -
gineer and his wages while working
on the canal will lie $190 a month ,
with free board and livIng quarters
and free hospital scrvlces. Ills brother
Is a eranemnn and wlll he paid ) $165
month. Transportation is furnished
the men from , New York to Colon and
return. Thomas J . Dolan , secretary
of the organIzation , said that he ex-
petted about 200 members of his
unIon would find work on the canal
when It Is fairly start ell. While the
wages of the men are fixed at $110 !
a month for engineers and $1 G5 for
cranemen , a bonus will be palll to
men who handle fiOnOO cubIc yards or
more a month.
Whatever the outcome of the present -
eat strike may he , It Is a good guess
that It Is the beginnIng of a series of
petty and annoying strikes which the
packers will have to deal wIth until
they agree to meet committees from
theIr skilled workmen and make
agreements on sensible lines. The
unions were beaten badly enough at
the close of the last dispute , hilt the
policy being pursued by the sllperln-
tend < mts and foremen is just the thing
to keep the spirIt of revolt alive , and
there will be a reaction some day. The
Amalgamated Meat ] Cutters and
Butcher 'orkmen's UnIon Is not dead
br any means. The official reports
show 25,1 local unions In good stand-
Ing- and paying per c Pita tax at the
end of October , and that Is a pretty
healthy condition of affaIrs after a
strike such as that of last summer.-
ChIcago Inter Ocean.
In accordance with brief notices
posted three hours earlier the rail
and N' 1 ill " nt' tl . . , Ills , ln St . .n'
illilf " ' ' ' ' ' ' 111111" Ul 'If" nos O > ee
company In South ChIcago were shut
down. No date was set for the reopen-
Ing of the plant. President E. J. Duf-
flngton of the company saId It was the
regular temporary shutdown which
comes at the close of each J'ear. The
order throws 3,000 men out of work
or nearly half of the total force. They
were among the best paid In the mills ,
earning $6 to $12 a dar , under semi-
annual contracts , on the "tonnage"
system. Last June when the renewal
of the contract was sought , the com-
pany l declined to enter' an agreement
The shutdown was ordered a week
earlier , In November last year.Vheu
the mills resumed operations the pay
of practically all the workers except
those in the steel and rail departments
was cut 10 tn 36 per cent. ' A still
greater / reduction is anticipated by the
men now out or work.
In New Zealand the biggest banking -
Ing Institutions belong to the people ,
and the poor man gets the same terms
as the wealthy one. Of course the
money power fought this and the progressive -
gress\'e ! taxes , hut. the common pee ,
pIe held the government , and the
money power no longer rules New
Zealand. This national loan office
with the postal savings banks and
state operation of the main hank of
Issue , the heart of the financIal sys-
tem taken over by the state In 1894.5 ,
results In the substantial nationalization -
lion of crelllt , and enables the govern-
meat to infuse justice and stalllllty
Into the financial affaIrs of the com-
monwealth and practically prohibits
panics or serious depress.lon. To checkmate -
mate the coal trust , which was charg-
Ing exorbItant rates , the government
established state coal mInes and oper-
ates them to supply Its railways , and
public works , and the public also , in
case the companIes again lift prIces
to an unreasonable heIght. The mere
presence of state mines is apt to pre-
vent any unreasonable action on , the
part of the com } > anles.
Find Fossil Reptil
A new marine reptile has been discovered -
covered in the Hosselkus limestone in
the upper trlasst.c of Shasta county ,
CaUfornl& , by Miss A , M. Alexander ,
Itn enthusiast on the subject or foa-
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Value of Grass for Poultry.
Though thoroughly appreciating the
value of good grass range , wIth all
that goes wIth It in the way of Insects ,
worms , seeds and exercIse , as well 8S
grass ; , we would not wish to fully indorse .
jorso the statement as to the saving
in grain effected by a good grazing
; round unless such statement was .
supported by details sufficient to dem-
mstrate time correctness of hIs opin
Ion . In our own experience we have
never regarded grass , hay or bulky
green foods as valuable to substitute
for any considerable part of the grain
: atlon. 'Vo have always found that
chickens well supplied with green
food and meat food were heartier
feeders of grain than those fed grasp
alone , except in the extreme hot
weather , when If left to themselves ,
they wlll generally eat so much green
Muff and so little graIn that both
; rowth and egg production are
According 10 our experIence and
: way of estimatlllg values , these acces-
i ; arles of the grain ration do not 60
much economIze In actual cost of food
IlS increase the capacity for dIgesting
find utilizIng the staple grain foods.
That is , they increase production W ©
have found , too , that the ' Increase , it .
ns a rule , 'J11Uch more than enough' to
pay for the increased cost of food. Another '
other point to bo consIdered Is that I
he t use ot : rations so balanced not only
increases \ the efficIency of the dIgest-
Ive organs , but by preserving theIr
efficiency prolongs the useful life of
the fowl. .As 1\11' Strlcltland says , a
1..11 _ . . ration . _ ' _ _ . . . _ . . . . . _ _ . _ _ _ _ ' " ,
bttll.y h1LIUU distending the stomach'I .
' 'I yo.
nerves certam useful ends. The trou- . . . . j' ,1
ole with the all-grain ration Is that It
IS too concen1.rated. It burns out the ,
digestive apparatus. Fowls can stand \
It for awhile , and may grow better or . "
lay better on It than they would on
il ration constalnlng much green stuff ,
but they will not last so long.
Some say and think It the better
policy to force the fowls for all they
are worth and when they are ' exhausted -
hausted turn them off , but the wIsdom
or that policy Is open to doubt. In- ;
deed It has been dIscredited in many
In most northern sections grass can.
not ho grown during the winter.
W11Oro our wInters are quite reliably 1
"open" enough to give fowls a good
man : ' opportunities for foraging , win- , . J
tel' rye Ig time favorite crop for pool' , .v- "
try , and It could be used much mon \
than It is. \
SavIng Young Fruit Trees. ; ,
As the plant life upon whIch the j .
rabbIt Byes Is Itllled by frost , the
farmer should look to his young fruIt
trees. The rabbit Is the greatest
enemy to the young orchard and be 4
sometimes begIns hIs assaults upon
he ; trees very early in the fall. As tl
soon : ; as it Is noticeable that he Is I
; ooldng with favor upon the bark of "
he trees , they should bo wrapped.
Any printing office can furnIsh the
: armer at a low cost , with heavy manila
nila paper , the kind upon which sale
) ills \ are printed. Two or three layers
; 1t this paper securely tied with bInd-
' 1' twine will save the tree from the 'V.
Pleasure Iry Saddle Horse
There are a certain percentage of
farmers In every country who have a
special liking for light harness
horses. They always drive n good
team and get the same pleasure In 1
working with them that others do
\wlth their pure bred cattle , hogs or
sheep. It is . strange that the saddle .
, horse has not become more popular
with northern farmers who have n
taste for the light horses The pleas- - "
lure to be derived from working with
him ( 1& tully as great as with the light
driver , and the demand for him
! . . . > sno to 111 coastaatly mQflU1IlI
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