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The Muskogee cimeter. (Muskogee, Indian Territory, Okla.) 1901-19??, October 27, 1904, Image 5

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The Rainbow Gold,
"1 wanted to bring you soma sold," ho
said,
With a nush on his warm littlo chetk,
rose-red.
And a shako of his tresses sunny,
"JJeforo tho rainbow had faded tiwivy.
I climbed to the top of the hill to-d.ij,
To dig for tho pot of money.
"I parted tho grasses that grew on the
knoll;
And dug- and dug such a deep, dcop hrlo,
But I wish my hands wore stronper.
I'm aur that tho rainbow touched the
ground
Jut there, and I njhjht have found
The gold If I'd wulted longer.
"But I grew ao tired and hot pretty soon,
That, when all tho bes were rinsing
for noon,
I gave up trying to find It.
I don't much think, after alldo you?
Tho story they told mo ctm bo qulto
true;
But, please, oh, please, not to mind U!
"For look what I gathered and brought
you instead."
With a dimple in each round check, he
said:
""I think they aro Just ao splendid
A. posy as big as my hand would hold.
Of buttercups shining and yellow as gold.
That grow where tho rainbow ended."
Wo poured tho gay blossoms out over
my knee,
And lifted a pair of rod lips to me,
"With a Klaa that was sweeter than
honey ;
And never was -trcasura so fair In my
sight,
Nor would I give ono of hlu buttercups
bright.
Tor a pot running over with money!
Margaret Johnson.
NEWS OF THE LABOR WORLD.
items of interest Gathered from Many
Sources.
Thomas Neal of Chicago was re
elected treasurer of the United Broth
erhood of Carpenters and Joiners by
acclamation.
A State Federation of Labor has
been organized In Utah, and efforts
are to ho made thoroughly to organize
the workmen In that territory.
The ten leading laundries of To
ledo, Ohio, have declared "open shop,"
and as a result 200 men and girls
belonging to tho Laundry Workers'
union aro on a strike.
The Mouongahela works of the
American Sheet and Tinplato com
pany have resumed operations, giving
employment to a largo number of
men.
Efforts to bring about poaco be
tween the cotton manufacturers ana
their employes w5ro given a slight
setback when 1,200 striking weavers
held a mass meeting and by a unani
mous voto decided not to roturn to
work.
At its recent convention the Work
ingmen's Federation of the stato of
Now York decided to send a commit
tee to wait on President Roosevelt
and urge him to appoint William S.
Waudby of Rochester, N. Y., as tho
successor of Carroll D. Wright.
The paper mill employes of tho Fox
Itiver Valley district in Wisconsin
have sought aid from tho Stato Fed
eration of Labor in a plan to purchase
and operate a mill on tho co-operative
plan. Tho union workers In tho
"trust" paper mills have been locked
out for several months.
.The Chicago Sausage Makers' union,
comprising 1,000 members, which re
cently seceded from tho Butcher
Workmen's union, has decided to ro
turn to the parent body. At a meeting
n voto was taken in favor of keeping
within the fold of the organization or
which Michael Donnelly is president.
Correspondents in The Telegrapher,
the official organ of the Order of Rail
road Telegraphers, suggest that a
general demand for a $2 a day mini
mum rate of .wages east of the Missis
sippi river,- and $2.50 a day minimum
west., of that stream, be adopted for
all; telegraphers, agents and levermen.
One -Qf.-tha newest ..international
unions" to. show rapid, growth is the
Broth,erh'ood' "of Foundry, . Employes,
Jurisdiction has been 'granted this or
ganization over, the chippera, cupola
'.tenders, grinders, mill men, handy
man and helparR. Ghtoasro has a large
sm&zi
quota and they are enthusiastic union
members.
Employes of tho Summltt (Ind.)
mine, to tho number of 150, struck
because the miners wero not per
mitted to Belect their own "buddies,"
or fellow-workmen. Three mines of
the Island Valley Coal company are
shut down because of tho company's
refusal to givo tho night firemen an
eight-hour day.
After a strugglo which has lasted
nearly lour months and cost the or
ganization $50,000, tho Amalgamated
Woodworkers' union of Chlcngo haa
given up Its fight against the Furni
ture Manufacturers' association. Prac
tically all of tho 1,800 men involved
are back at work without having ob
tained any written contract with the
employers.
The United Typothetae of America,
tho organization of the employing
printers of tho country, at Its conven
tion recently, threw down tho gauntlet
to tho union printers by tho adoption
of resolutions "That tho United Typo
thetao of America declares that It is
opposed to any reduction of tho fifty
four hour week" and "that tho United
Typothetae of America will resist any
attempt on tho part of tho Interna
tional Typographical Union to reduce
tho present hours of labor."
All tho subpoenas in tho injunction
proceedings brought by tho Macbeth
Evans Glass company against Its
striking employes at Elwood, Ind.,
havo been served. Nineteen strikers
were summoned to appear before
Judge Allen in the United States cir
cuit court, Indianapolis, to show cause
why the temporary restraining order
prohibiting them from interfering in
any way in tho operation of the Macbeth-Evans
factor', should not bo
made permanent.
The "readjustment" at tho Joliet
plant of tho United States Steel cor
poration has resulted in a sensational
reduction of wages. Nearly all of tho
4,000 men employed at tho big plant
are affected, and in many cases the
docreaso amounts to DO por cent. The
tonnage system has been eliminated
and all have been plnced on a flat sal
ary rato.v Tho anger of hundreds of
the skilled hands is at whito heat, al
though many havo remained at tholr
posts, with the iutontlon of submitting
until after election.
Efforts to bring about closer alli
ance betweon tho printers and tho
commercial telegraphers' unions have
met with fair bucccsb during tho con
ventions of tho past summer. Now
tho railroad and commercial telegra
phers' organizations are talking nego
tiations so that a close affiliation may
result. Tho reports in tho Commer
cial Telegraphers' Journal, a very
bright paper, predict a meeting later
at which an agreemont betweon the
two unions of wire clickers will bo
made.
Tho Structural Building Trades Al
lianco, composed of the principal In
dustries in tho building trades unions,
is designed to regulate tho organized
building trades as to bring about har
mony betweon employers and work
men throughout that industry, to 'en
courage tho Investment of capital in
tho structural operations, to substi
tute arbitration for strikes and lock
outs, and to make impossible any
where such a situation as bos exjstod
until of lato In tho building trades in
New York city.
A wonderfully Interesting value of
800 pages is a -report of the census
bureau dealing w.lth the occupations
of tho. peppjo of the United States.. .It
shows that iu 303 'specified qccupi
tlons ' thero are .omployed . in , t'uo
United States 29,073,233 persons; of
whom 10,381,766 are engaged. In agri
cultural pursuits, 1,253,538 in profes
sional service, 4,766,904. in trade and
transportation, and 7,085,309 In, manu
facturing and mechanical pursuits,
In tho professional sorvico there nro
moro teucbfcrs than physicians, more
physicians than lawyors, and more
lawyers than clergymen.
The lowest wages In Germany pre
vail in the purely agricultural districts
in tho eastern provinces, adjoining
Rubs la. Tho highest wages aro paid
in the German seaports ami in the
industrial centers. Tho hours of la
bor are never less than ten a day, and
aro frequently twelve. "When It Is
borne In mind that tho necessaries of
life, like meats and brcadstuffs. nro
as high and oven higher than in the
United States, nud that rents or
houses are nearly If not quite as high,
the wages of unskilled laborers seem
very low to an American," says United
States Consul Guenther, who Is sta
tioned at Frankfort, Germany.
"Do you want tho eight-hour day."
That Is the question now agitating the
printers under the jurisdiction of the
International Typographical union.
Tho membership all over Nortn
America Is voting on tho question of
Indorsing tho plan to Innugurato the
eight-hour day In tho book and job
offices of tho country on Jan. 1, 190G
Reports received at tho headquarters
of the parent body In Indianapolis
indicate that nearly 200 chapels in
New York and Chicago havo indorsed
tho measure, and tho local unions
have been Instructed to take a refer
endum vote, completing tho voto not
later than Oct. 21, and sending tho
rosult to tho International oflicors be
foro tho expiration of tho month.
Tho semi-annual report of the
Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators
and Paporhangers ha3 just boon sent
out to the local unions from head
quarters at Lafayette, Ind. Whilo tho
decreased activity in tho building in
dustry during tho year has resulted
In a loss of membership of building
trades organizations, tho brotherhood
la an exception. In tho six months
covered by the report 7,412 new mem
bers were added to tho roll and 4,244
wero reinstated, a total Increase o!
11,656. During this period, however
10,154 momhors wore susponded, mak
ing tho net Increase in membership
1,502. Charters were Issued to fifty
ono now local unions. According to
tho financial statement tho balance
on hand Jan. 3, 1901, was 518,977.04.
and tho receipts for tho six months
amounted to $7t,195.32 and the expen
ditures to $S1,S67.06, leaving a balance
In tho treasury of $12,305.i0. The
doath and disability clnlms paid for
tho six months aggregated $21,923,
and tho total amount paid by the
brotherhood from March, 1SS7
amounted to $17$075.15.
James O'Connell, president of the
International Association of Machin
ists, sends out a warning to Jpcnl
unions to bo careful in their selection
of officers, because of tho detective
system through which employers aro
seeking to destroy the organization
Ho says: "I know of no organization
that has been so infested with spies
and spotters as tho international As
sociation of Machinists has been, and
Is at tho present time. Why our em
ployers should bo so persistent in
their efforts to employ so-called detec
tives to secrotly report tho business
of our association is beyond my com
prehension. Machinists aro employed
by several detcctlvo associations with
tho understanding that they must
hold membership in our association.
They are advised to go into our local
lodges, make themselves active in tho
work of the local, and whenever pos
sible secure appointment or olection
to the position of recording or finan
cial secretary, or president record
ing secretary being preferred in or
der that they might bo in a position
to secure all correspondence between
tho local and grand lodges. I take
this.'opportunity of warniug our meu
bcrshlp, against tho policy of selecting
those with whom you' aro not thor
oughly familiar and acquainted to fill
the official chairs in tho lopal lodges.
I have overy regard for tho trav'ollup
brother, but bollovo that the officer
should be chosen from tho permanent
residents in the locality where tho
lodsa la In existence."
N
Statistics on Coat Supply.
According to Statistician Edward
IV. Parker of tho Unltod Statos geo
logical survey It will bo from 180 to
230 years before anthraclto coal will
bo exhausted In this country, although
wero tho present rato of exhaustion
and wasto to continue tho end would
como in eighty years. But while ho
anticipates some increaso in this di
rection in tho next decade, aftor that
ho looks for a marked tendency to
economize tho supply. Ho notes tho
Interesting fnct that, although the
production of anthraclto has not kept
pace with that of bituminous coal, it
has increased faster than tho popula
tion In tho region where most of it Is
consumed. In 1880, ho says, 1.82 tons
of anthraclto wero produced for each
Inhabitant of tho anthracite using por
tion of tho country. This was in
creased to 2.47 tons per capita by 1890,
and In 1900 to 2.53 tons. Using tho
entire population of tho United Statos
.is tho basis tho por capita production
Df bituminous coal was .85 ton in 1880,
1.76 tons In 1890 and 2.76 tons In 1900.
In 1860 two-thirds of tho coal produced
In tho United States was Pennsyl
vania anthracite, whilo in 1870 an
thraclte constituted one-half tho total,
and for tho last fivo years it has
amounted to about ono-flfth.
Moves Pianos Without Jar.
Hoisting largo and bulky articles
to the- upper floors of a building takqsi
skill and experience, and is seldom
attempted except by tboso acquainted
with tho business. Tho mothod on
dinnrily used Is to put up a block
and tackle, which Is always very cum
bersomo and In which heavy timbers
Moves Piano Without Jar.
ire necessary. A Canadian has de
riscd tho very useful apparatus shown
n tho Illustration. It is designed tor
:ho purpose of hoisting and putting
:hrough windows In tho upper stories
f buildings largo, heavy and bulky
articles. Tho apparatus is go con
Uructerl that It can bo set to com
nunlcato with tho first, second and
third slorio8 of buildings and when
!ho work Is dono It can bo quickly
taken down nnd compactly put to
gether for transportation. One of tho
)hlef advantages Is that large articles
:an bo put through tho windows, as
iho parts tako up little space. Planqa
:ould bo hoisted with little or no
itrain to tho instrument, with no dan
ser of scratches. It would also "do
iway with tho trouble of getting up
mrrow stairways and passing around
harp corners. The artlclo to bo
lolstcd is placed on tho carrier, which
a raisod by tho usual ropo run ovor
ulleys and nttachod to a roller turn-
d by a crank. Riggers could use th:s
Ipparatus to advantage, as could
Uso piano movers or movers of safes.
Lorenzo D. Frazer of Toronto, Ont.
a tho patentee
Good health and good sense are two
it life's gre&Uit blssslnrs.
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