Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, December 06, 1908, EDITORIAL, Page 8, Image 16
TTIE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: DECEMBER C, 1P0S. Sound Advice to Trade Unionists fc-y;)2 tvai"- tvrKwiTYUK 14-i'.rLit .frE Krnrt M. YounRn la well rccalli d In Omaha Bd tho former foreman of The rrew room ami a labor h a.h r nf experience and wisdom. Ho was a number of the board of directors of the Transmlswlsslppl nnd International Kxposltlon aswlntlon, and a such was Instrumental In settling the labor disputes that arnae early In the his tory of the great Omaha exposition, utid through his Influence the. work was all given to union men. He wo Inter elected a vice president of the International Print inn I'ressmen'a and Assistant!' union, and was editor of the official organ of that union for his term of office. He contribute the following well timed article to the October number of tin; American Pressman, the official organ of the Pressmen's union: " 'Ion't kill the goose that lays the golden eggs,' Is applicable to members of labor unions. Don't weaken your organ ization by radical unionism, llccause you have the power of combined number In union, do not misuse that power. "There Is a strong tendency among the young enthusiastic members towards rad ical unionism. They are beguiled Into the belief that no legislation In too strong for them to enact, regardless of Its fairness to others; and they are urged on and en couraged by a few alleged union men, which we always have within our ranks, who pride themselves on being agitators, self constituted to save the rank and file from the avaricious domination of the 'bosses.' Strange to say, they eert some Influence, and sway a portion of the members, and often keep the union In a state of turmoil. "Agitators? save the mark! They are disrupters, dlsorgiinlzcre a menace to the cause. From their own point of view, they are the backbone of the union: never lulus a meeting, and between meetings rack their weak brain to conjure new methods to raiso trouble. "If opposed In their designs, they attack their opposcr and loudly proclaim him a 'Itosses' man.' They are noise-makers, whoso narrow-minded bigotry lose us the confidence and respect pf the public. They delight In strife and trouble, and ap parently think the best way to be a 'miuare man' Is to wage a constant war upon proprietors and foremen. Peaceable settlement of the affairs of labor are monotonous to them, so they must do things to make things lively. They are constantly seeking some real or Imaginary excuse for creating trouble. Trifles are taken up by them and magnified Into gi gantic wrongs. Imaginary and borrowed troubles are the cause of most of their clamor, and they often carry their point and create disturbances desired, because the quiet and conservative brothers humor them In their pretended grievances In order to escape their annoying flouts of being a 'bosses' man." Their success emboldens them to attempt 'greater re? rms,' and their clamor continues to Increase. They take delight In wrong interpretation of the motives or lutentlons of the foremen, whom they generally make their special mark, and construe some Innocent action us a conspiracy to rob them of their rights and privileges. A new rule. In systematiz ing a shop, Is Immediately Interpreted as a forerunner of oppression for which they should not stand. tVmetlmes they are con scientious In their fancies and really be lieve whut they say, but more often their action is the result of a selfish desire or their Inherent Inclination to create strife. Their special aim is to Instill In the minds of the members the belef that to be a good union man one must be an enemy to the employer and use every means to re strict him In the conduct of his business, by exacting petty rules and regulations which hamper and Interfere with his sys tem and which tend to create friction be tween the employer and men with no real benefit. It is such acts that weaken the movement of organized labor and place It In bad odcr with the public "This Is not an overdrawn picture of the 'square tuilon man,' the 'noise-maker.' Thero are fev.' unions which are no 'af flicted with a few of this stripe. Thejr are a curse to the craft and do more harm to the legitimate cause ol labor from within its ranks than all the 'labor-wrecking as sociations' from without. Leave It to them and there Is nothing too radical to spring and enforce. They should be given but little encouragement by the members who wlah to firmly secure their own rights and at the same time accord to others the Sights which are undeniably their own. "Honest employers and honest workmen rarely have serious disagreement which cannot be settled by conciliation, except when these meddlesome 'agitators' get In their probe and direct and control the busi ness of Doth. "When times are normal and there are no International Issues to Involve warfare between the employer and men, H Is easy to secure fuir rights and even gain extra privileges. and It is to the Interest of every union man and to the success of the employer, tlrat harmonious relations exist between them. To establish these harmonious re lations it Is not necessary to relinquish any cf our natural rights or surrender our In dependence; but after securing these rights i we shouW not be r ntlnunlly fighting for privileges that take away the natural rights of the employers. "I'nreasotinl le employers are more gener ally brought to time by quiet and de termined persuasion, than through the methods us-ed by the chronic trouble maker, who only keeps things at a boiling heat rn both sides and never yet ac complished anything other than to give to the public a wrong conception of the prin ciples and objects of organized labor. A labor union should be a business In stitution, an be conducted cn busines principles. The representatives should fill their office with dignity, nnd exact for themselves and their clientage In full mens urn the same respect they accord to thoss with whom they deal. labor should suc ceed through force of logic rather than by bluff and bluster, yet ready to go to any lawful limit to promote and better thelf condition. They should choose only thos-? to transact their business who can be trusted to probe the but tern before coming to a conclusion; those who have had the l.onesty of their convictions, whoso de cision will be based on what Is right, and not what Is popular. Brr ad-minded men of discernment; nvn of ability, who bear 'n mind the necrsslty of dealing out even handed Justice; men who respect the opin ions of others nnd endeavor to have right on their side as well as might. There are many such within the ranks of lalxir. "This Is a serious question. As artisans we possess skill, which Is an asset, and have labor for sale; It Is the duty of our representatives to negotiate the sale of that skill and labor to the best advantage; so tho earnest members of labor unions should thoroughly study their duties from the standpoint of Justice and right, for when they clearly understand their duties they will he able to secure ail the benefits which belong to them. They should learn to think for themselves and not depend upon the noisy and persistent 'ngltator,' If they wish to avoid trouble. They should post themselves on matters affecting their welfare, as a safeguard from these un scrupulous trouble makers who would pre cipitate them in serious difficulties. If they are well Informed they will know for themselves when their rights are being en croached upon, and how best to resist such encroachment, and will not be led Into radical movements which are neither right or lawful. They should strive to have Intelligent opinions of their own and the honesty of conviction to assert them er when confronted with serious problems, which are liable to come up at any time, when action Is demanded they will find t Impossible to clearly define the situation and will continue, like 'dog Tray,' to folio the trouble maker, whose radical acts will clog their progress and prevent anything like a favorable decision for the union In case of arbitrating a new scale with their employes, for the brainless efforts of these adherent-! tend 'to kill the goose that lays tho golden eggs,' for In their short-sighted policy they want to get all tho eggs at once. "The burden of remedy for this evil Is upon the earnest, well meaning members, many of whom have become so disgusted and discouraged that they pay their obli gations to the union and stay away from the meetings. If conditions are to be changed, they must take a hand, for such chunge can only be brought about by pa tient and unremitting labor and intelligent determination to correct the evil. Their common sense and logic will quickly meld the minds and guide the action of the younger and Inexperienced members, and with their combined aid these disrupters will be relegated where they belong and the union will be conducted as a business institution, not as an anarchist associa tion. "With the true principles of unionism In stilled In the minds of the members, they will conduct the business In a responsible manner as authorized under their charter, without being a constant drain on the In ternational treasury. They will be able to drive a good bargain with the employers nnd have the honor to live up to their agreement, and by such action secure tho respect and sympathy of the public. "There are two sides to all questlcns, ths laboi question not excepted, and It will be better for our own Interest to rectify some of the defects within our ranks, which ara becoming a growing evil." 1 m I Mw v vi j i ' v v .1 fii M i "f .v . l. r . x.r r i a m ar i , . , v, jr j .. ar i v n Stout Women Buy LNGO 5ELT Corset Worth $3.00 It is sold at randeis Rcngo Belt is a new corset designed especially to do away with the appearance of excess flesh. The lU-ngo llelt, reinforcing belt and apron front, worked Into the body of the corset and over the abdomen, Is In Just the right place to produce the smooth back and slender hip lines so widely advocated in advance dress models. llengo Belt is the most wonderful corset ever produced for medium and large figures. It gives a sloping waist line to make the stout figure trim and proportionate. Itengo Belt corsets also have extra strength due to the double watch spring steel boning which Is twice as durable as the usual single boning. This boning is perfectly covered and made rustless' before It' Is Bewed into the corsets and we guarantee that it will not break or punch through. If you have searched unsuccessfully for corsets that will act ually give graceful back and hip lines with perfect comfort, you should be properly fitted with a lU-ugo Belt. DonrtA Holt 8tyle 41, for medIura flgure' i""106 '$2.00 iVCliyU UCIl style 43. for slim figure, price $2.0O Manufactured by the Crown Corset Company, New York. ii Our enlarged Drug Store gives us the necessary floor space and facilities to carry a much larger and complete line of Iloli day Goods than ever before. Below we enumerate many of the items that we carry and will he pleased to have you call at our store and inspect our lines. PERFUMES From all of the leading manufacturers of the l". S. and foreign makers. Sold in various packages from 23c to $o.00, as well as bulk. Leather Goods Since enlarging our store we have gone into the Leather CJood line very extensively. From now until Christmas we expect to have special sales in this department. AVe have purchased several large sample lines. The goods are all in first class condition and you can save from Mi to y by buying at our store. The line consists of ladies' hand bags, from $1.00 to $25.00. Gentlemen's pocket books, card cases, pass books, from 15c to $5.00. Traveling eases and rolls; both for gentle men and ladies, any price, any quality you wish, from $1.00 to $15.00. Medicine cases, both for the physician and for the consumers, from 75c to $5.00. We have collected a number of articles made from leather, from the various foreign manufacturers, too numerous to tell about in an advertisement, but very de sirable for Christmas presents. Something you cannot find in every store. Cigars Our method of selling cigars has been demonstrated dur ing the last three or four years. Our saving prices on cigars of all kinds and qualities. We want your special attention at the holiday season. Especial attention given to the ladies they will find our cigar department a place where they ran trade with perfect satisfaction. Clcrrs in charge to tell them all about the cigars, and goods purchased for holiday gifts are return able or exchangeable. Candies We have greatly increased our Candy de partment, manufacturing many of our goods ourselves, assuring you fresh confections. We will be pleased to book your orders now for Christmas for our own makes of Candies, as well as lluyler's famous New York candies nnd orig inal Allegretti Chocolate Creams. We especially want you to remember this department of our business as we are equipped as well as any one in Omaha to sell candies. Heiir Brushes Always make useful presents. We have them from 25e to $5.00, any color, any make, any size and put up in single boxes which make them very presentable for holiday goods. Toilet Cases of all descriptions. Quality of the best, ranging from $5.00 to $15.00. Manicure Sets ranging from $1.50 to $5.00. Leather Jewel Boxes From $1.00 to $5.00 itsuyy y ussy u vbts5w sisp Cut Rate Druggists O 9 16th and Farnam St Look our line of Holiday goods over before you decide what to buy. It will pay you. CRUISER YANKEE GOES DOWN Sinks Again as Soon as Taken Off Point of Spindle Bock. WRECKERS UNABLE TO PREVENT Heavy Sea Cannes Ilreak of Port Hole That Senda Flood of Water Into ComprciHin' Compartment. NEW BEDFORD, Mass., De. 8 Freed from Spindle roik, at the western entrance to Huzzard's bay, where It had been Im paled for ten weeks, the United States cruise.- Yankee snk six fathoms deep e.rly today, near what Is known as the Sand Spit, while being towed to this city for repalr3. It lies a short dlstanco to the north of Fentkese Island and not far from the ledKe on which It had rested since September 23 last. The sinking of the cruiser occurred at 4 o'clock this morning, exactly twelve hours after It was floated f.om the ledge. In spite of the discouraging situation It Is believed that the vess 1 can be raised, and work to that end will be begun before night The cause of today's accident, the cul mination of a series of misfortunes which have befall' n tho Yankee, was an unusually heavy sea kicked up by a high north wi at gale. The Yankee, in town of the tugs John Harlan and Powhattan and convoyed by the naval collier Lebanon, was pro ceeding slowly from Spindle rock to this port. Port Hole Broken Open. In the gale and heavy seaa the hawsers bad parted for the tenth time and the tug John Harlan was trying to connect another towing line when It was lifted on a wave and slammed against the side of the cruiser. The Impact smashed In a port In the com partment where three air compressors were at work. Water which poured In through the open port disabled the air pumps, after which the compa:tment rapidly filled. The cruiser did not sink at once. Cap tain James T. McAllister, who was in charge of the marine engine of the wreck ing work. In view of the danger, warned the members of the wrecking crew to leave the ship. All but s x of the ninety-two men left. The Yankee was then straightened as well as the wreckers could do It, and an attempt was made to drag It to Fcnlkestt island and beach It there. This plan seemed likely to succeed when, not far f.om the ! Island, the cruiser filled suddenly and sank in forty-two feet of water. Commander Marsh of the Yankee, Captain McAllister. Engineer Weatherspoon and the six mem bers of the wrecking crew, who were on bo:ird, ran up the rigging and later jumped safely on board the I'owhattan. Funnels Above Water. The Yankee went down In a sheltered position and took bottom on an even keel, resting on sand. Its forward deck, spara and the top of Its funnel are above the sjr f&ce of the water. The collier Lebanon Is standing by. The wrecking crew. Commander .lurnh. Captain McAllister and Engineer Weatherspoon, were brought here during tlte day Jjy the I'owhattan and the John IfarWn. The offi cers planned to return to the scene of the wreck later, taking a diver with them, as they believe that thecrulser can be re 1 United. The tug John Harlan suffered somewhat from tho Impact against the Yankee, the railing and stanchions about the pilot house of the tug being carried away, while the commander of the tug. Captain Chase, had a narrow escape from serious Injury, ttnak Klrat In Thick Pog, The sinking of the Yankee was the culmi nation of an unfortunate cruise from New port to the neighborhood of Martha' Vlne yard to attend the submarine flotilla In tli fail maneuvers. WJill on, lis way from SANTA CLAUS TIME The time when your greatest happiness is derived by making others happy. IPSslbho Should he purchased or reserved now! It is not a hit too early! You don't have to go all over town to. look at the different makes before buying. We've Got What You Want The marvelous values we are offering in Pianos of quality during this, our annual i Money Saving Christmas Piano Sale "Will astonish the buyer and amaze competition. The question of the hour is: "What is the most suitable and pleasing present to give?" A Piano is always an acceptable gift and one that is a constant reminder. A Piano is an ornament as well as a usefuJ article of furniture. Special Notice to Corn Show Visitors XMAS PRICKS 1 Walters Upright, Rosewood case $75 1 Mueller Upright. Ebony case $105 1 Sohnier Upright, Ebony case, used 3 years $125 1 Franklin Upright, Mahogany case $137 1 Kohler & Campbell, Walnut ca3e $145 1 Wegnian, used 2 years, Mahogany case $145 1 Kriter, Walnut case $150 1 Sihaeffer Upright, used 6 months $175 1 Ivers & Pond Upright, Mahogany case $185 1 Fischer Upright, used a short time $185 1 Fischer Upright, used 1 Va years, Oak case $2iiJ 1 Estey, used 7 months, Mahogany case $237.50 1 Ebersole, used a short time, Oak case $275 1 Hush & l.ane, almost new, French Burl Walnut $285 1 Large Fischer, regular $500. Mahogany case, used 9 months S205 1 Large Style Estey, Butternut case, regular price $5.00 $315 1 Knabe, used for concert, Mahogauy ase -$3oO Organs at $5 $10 $15 $25 $30 and 835 Square Pianos from $10 $15 $18 $25 $27.50 alld $35 The prices we are placing on pianos of quality during this great sale are so much lower than you can obtain elsewhere that you can save at least the cost of your railroad fare. It will pay you to visit this great store. All are welcome, whether you intend purchasing or not. If you wish us to, we will hold the piano you purchase and make delivery Christmas eve. You will find in our Piano AYarerooms the World Stand ard and best instruments, such as the Knal-, Sohnier, Fischer, (.'bickering Bros., Estey, Wegmaii, NHiacffer, Price & Toeple, Smith & Barnes, Smith & Nixon, Ebersole, Milton, Franklin, the Only Perfect Piano Player, "The AngeluV Knabe-Ange-lus, Emerson, Angelus and Angelas Piano. mm Always In toe Lead BPTTKIMC Cuttyliiiiii. t'j Newport f'r a supply of coal, tli Yaniiie struck on Spindle Hock, a part of the H-n and Thickens reef at the western entrance t i lluzzard's bay, during a thick fog on September 3. After insis tent efforts by the government to free tho cruiser had failed, John Arbuckle, the New York nug-ar refiner, believing; that lie could float tho vessel by the use of compressed air, ofered bis services and a contract was road between Mr. Arbuckla and the Navy department, by the terms of which the form- r was to get ts7.5." if h floated III.' Yankee, while. If hu f .tiled, he was to receive $25.Ki as part payment for his rv lces. A long and difficult task wan pre sented, but yesterday tha Yankee was floated. Tho commandor of the Yankee, Com mander Cliarles C. Marsh, has remained on board the Yankee ever since It struck the ledge. I'p to the time when the cruiser foendered toilav. Command' r M.iifli had I. II its nei k hut once and on that oeca- . I elh .1 sion he went to Newp irt to consult with. navnl officials on Ihu plans for lio'.ttlnK the vessel. I. !'..' rent-rally to work f-..nii i, broke and com- , i . r n ink umieau ton rii'ar ,"J"""1"' U"rlfS."-Vaalilng. Tun II us). "What we want." said the reformer, "Is a leader who la wholly viiihi If.Hli; a man absolutely above all mercenary considera tion a." "Yea," answered the man with chilly eyes; "and when you find that kind oif Hack lu Ike old Ituutlard. Brooklyn Katsie, A revival of trade n Indicated In the ln cr.li:e orders for hot birds ami cold bot tles at leading hotels and restaurants. The same Ingredients were fouu4 V k tilt cause pf the last panlo.