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THE RICHMOND PALLADIUM AND SUN-TELEGRAM, WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 190S. CONDUCTORS' UNION HAS HIGH IDEALS The Order Stands for Fidelity, Justice, Charity, and Friendship. IflAILSBACK DIVISION HER NATIONAL ORDER WAS ORGAN IZED FORTY YEARS AGO AND HAS A MEMBERSHIP OF OVER FORTY-TWO THOUSAND. , Fidelity, Justice, Charity ana f Friendship these are the admirable ! precepts of the Order of Railway 'Conductors of America, Railsback Di vision No. 4ri2,.havinsits headquarters ln this city. The Railway Conductors' Brotherhood is one of the oldest and (etrongest labor unions in the world, Uiaving been in active existence for tforty years. It has a membership list hn the United States and Canada num bering 42.500. S It was in the springaof 18S that the (plan of organizing a rjnion of railway conductors was conceited. The con ductors, on the Illinoisf Central formed an association knownas the Conduc tors' Union and soon afterward the jmen on the Chicago. Burlington and iQuincy were given charters and mem bership cards. In November of that year, a call was issued to the conduc tors on all the railroads -of the United 'states and Canada lor aconvcntion to 'be held at Columbus on December 15. The conductors responded, sending 1 .delegates to the convention and the '. original union was reorganized into ithe American society. The old con jetitution was revised, a benefit depart ment instituted and officers elected. J. C. Coleman was the first grand ichief of the order. , The present-grand chief of the Rail way conductors is A. B. Garretson. 'and the secretary andtreasurer is W. )J. Maxwell, , of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. There are now- 52r divisions of the or !der throughout the continent, the "jtailsback Division, No. 4T2, being one 'of these. The local division was in stituted in February of I'.HM. But jone member has been lost: B. B. Tim Jberlake, who fell from a train in liX)", and vas killed. The membership in cludes nearly all the conductors who live in Richmond. The report of the insurance depart ment published on January first of this year indicates the great value of the order to its members. On the first day of this year, the mutual ben jefit department paid in claims on ac count of deceased and disabled mem bers the sum of $!,K4:5,.'V(7. Many families are maintained by the order. The constitution and by-laws are similar to those of other labor organi sations that have as their motive the betterment of man. The obligations are such as to make the members bet ter men and better employes. W. J. Meagen, E. F. Hadley, E. Brown, V. .D. Noland are the leaders in the move ment here. The officers of the Railsback Di--vision are as follows: Elisha Brown, , chief, conductor; Timothy Rady, assist ant chief conductor; James Yv. Fin ' frock, senior conductor; Michael V. O'Connor, junior conductor; Volney D. Noland, secretary and treasurer. THE BEE HIVE GROCERY CO. A concern that is known throughout Richmond and the surrounding coun try for its extensive trade is the Bee .Hire Grocery store. It is indeed well ; named "Bee, Hive" for it is always a scene of busy activity. It is the pride and boast of this concern that all orders are auickly and accurately filled, and it is by these excellent busi ness principles that they have forged S'heir way to the front. They carry a arge and complete line of fancy and jjBtaple groceries and have every fa cility for taking care of their trade. Here Is to be found the very best of 'groceries and they are sold at the Slowest possible margin of profit, and )the fairness and courtesy .with which tevery body Is treated makes it a pleas ure to trade there. This store is lo yeated at 1017-1019 Main street, under Mthe able management of Mr. E. L. fCooperone of Richmond's best known nd best liked citizens. When desir sotts of anything in the grocery line ryou can isake no mistake in giving jyour patronage to the Bee Hive Gro 'fiery Store. fRICHMOND DRY CLEANING CO. I Of all' the different classes of trades .and business represented in Richmond there is none which bears a higher re futation or is more sought after than the Richmond Dry Cleaning Company. ,About five years ago this company Ktartea up in. menmona in a verv small way, but they made it their mot to to turn out nothing but work of the !very highest class, and it was not Jong before the public knew this and showed its appreciation by such an increase in business that the Rich mond Dry Cleaning Company was forced to enlarge their plant and fit themselves for their enormous patron age. This concern is now located at 1024 Main street under the manage ment of Mr. C. L. Chauncey and it is a known fact that when you take your clothes to him to have them dyed, cleaned or pressed, that they leave Jvis concern to all appearances "bran pew." His work Is of the highest ' Jity and the prices very reasonable ? we take great pleasure in recom- aing him and his establishment r numerous readers. IS BREWING COMPANY e home industry and drink eer. Officers Richmond Division Order Railway Conductors w 1 ! " S ' ;. JAMES W. FINFROCK. Sr. Conductor. ELISHA BROWN Chief Conductor. LABOR COUNCIL IS Serves Same Purpose Locally As American Federation Of Labor Does. REPRESENT 600 UNIONISTS GRIEVANCES OF DIFFERENT UN IONS ARE DISCUSSED IN THE MEETINGS AND THE AFFILIAT ED BODIES STAND TOGETHER. The Central Labor Council was or- iganized in Richmond in 1S!)2 as a for um for organized lanor ot different trades to meet and discuss the ques tions that demand the attention of all unions. Locally, it has served the same purpose as the American Feder ation of Labor serves in bringing to gether the great international unions of the various trades. There are now affiliated with the Central Labor Council over a dozen different crafts and organizations and it represents some six hundred trade unionists. Three members of each affiliated union are chosen as delegates to the labor council and when one union would take action against another or against an employer, the matter, is talked over first in the Labor council and whatever decision is reached, all the unions in the council stand firm in supporting it. In this way, organ ized labor becomes a unit and is bet ter able to work out its ends. KIBBEY AND COMPANY The above well known concern, lo cated at 1000 Main street, is one of the few concerns that is able to please the public the whole year round. Here are to be found all of the latest and most up-to-date styles of hats, caps, shirts, collars, cuffs, neck-wear. underwear and hundreds of other things, to numerous to mention, that go to make up men's wearing apparel. Mr. Kibbey, a well known and highly respected man of Richmond, is the proprietor, and enjoys a large and ever increasing patronage. His store is now filled with a specially selected stock of all kinds of spring goods and it wTould pay you, if wanting anything in his line, to go for it soon before somebody beats you to it. In this store are combined excellence in qual ity and lowness in prices, and the most courteous treatment is accorded all, making it a pleasure to trade there. We wish for this excellent con cern continued years of success and prosperity. CHARLES M. MAGRAW DRUGGIST. One of the most popular and highly respected drug stores of Richmond is that of Mr. Charles M. Magaw. at 201 Ft. Wayne Avenue. In purchasing drugs, medicines, etc., one must be ab solutely sure of their purity, and Mr. Magaw's drugs and medicines are pure. His prices are right and his service excellent. What more can you ask? When needing anything In this line don't forget Magaw's Drug Store. OLLIVER D. HARRIS MEAT MARKET. The meat question has been bother ing the public for many a day. To find a place where, the meat is always fresh and untainted and where the prices are reasonable is the desire of every housewife, j Such a place is that owned by Mr. Oliver Harris, 642 North 10th street. WORKERS FORUM . IT" 4 J.tjf ' . 4 i'l' B 3-f EC. "V LI TIMOTHY RADY. Assistant Chief Conductor. MAAG & REILLY YOUNG AND PROGRESSIVE GRO- CERS. Bernard Maag and Thomas Reilly learned the grocery business as clerks. It was only a few years ago they were riding about the city "taking orders" for a pioneer establishment. Now they conduct a modern up to date store of their own at ."iai Main street. They keep everything in stock and it was their courteous treatment of customers that advanced them in favor with the public as clerks. They have lost none by becoming owners. Their de livery wagon goes to all parts of the city to deliver goods bought of them. Their supply of canned goods is unus ually large. THE ANTIQUE FURNITURE CO. STORE IS A REAL NOVELTY. This statement, is true although The Antique Furniture Company deals in furniture and other household equip ment of ancient design and pattern. It is located at rl! Main street and is a veritable old curiosity shop. Pos session of antique furniture is a craze at present and unless you have sev , eral pieces of old time pattern, your , house is not furnished in the best taste. Visitors here are always wel ! come and the proprietors delight in ! showing their furniture whether you purchase or not. They are sure to have something, which appeals. THE GEO. BREKM CO. Owing to their honorable methods this firm has built up a business of a most enviable character. They are located at 517 Main street, in a pleas ant and well arranged store where the goods are displayed to the best advan tage. This concern has a very large and up-to-date stock of sporting goods, toys, flower and garden seeds, and the prices are very moderate. When needing anything in this line you will rind it a pleasure to trade with the Geo. Brehm Company. WM. A. GREEN SALOON. "Going out to take a smoke." This is a popular excuse among attendants at theaters. If you follow them dur ing the between acts interim, you will find the majority goes to Greene's Place, which is owned by William A. Greene, at 2" North Eighth street. The bar there accommodates all comers at all times. HANER & HANER CIGARS ARE UNION MADE. Cigars are always in demand r among the smokers of the city and the'ulus which means brands put on the market by Haner and Haner. i'2l Main street, are equal to any to be bought. These manufac turers are firm believers in the advan tages of unions and all their goods are union made. They offer several brands of smokes that are top notch ers among the trade. The)- also han dle a complete line of tobaccos and pipes. Their place is always busy waiting upon customer?. RICHMOND TALKING MACHINE COMPANY Today talking machines are as com mon and regarded as much a house hold necessity as a sewing machine. A few years ago J. H. Garrison open ed a talking machine store at 1101 Main street and immediately he launched forth into a big business which has steadily grown. Richmond people are noted as music lovers and naturally Mr. Garrison has enjoyed splendid patronage. Mr. Garrison is now located at jhe corner of Eighth and Main streets. Painters at Manchester, cntly formed a union, X. H., re- t - .Mr- r- MICHAEL W. O'CONNOR. Jr. Conductor. VOLNEY D. NOLAND. Seo'y. and Treas. PAINTERS' UrilON GROWING Organized Less Than a Year, Has Good Membership Already. OTHER CRAFTS ELI6I3LE. PAPER HANGERS AND DECORAT ORS ALSO INCLUDED IN THIS UNION CHARLES TOWNSEND IS NOW PRESIDENT. Practically all of the painters, dec orators and paper-hangers of Rich mond are members of Local Union S57, of the Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators and Paper Hangers of Am erica. Local No. S"i7 was organized here less than a year ago, on Septem ber 25, 1 107. but it has a growing membership. The union is affiliated with the American Federation of La bor. No. S57 is the third local union for Richmond. Nos. 224 and 361 having prececded it here, the first coming about eighteen years ago. The natio nal society, the Brotherhood, was or ganized over twenty-one years ago and is one of the strongest unions in the country. Death benefits arc paid by the nat ional organization, the sum being $150. The sick benefits are left to the lo cals, when they are strong enough to ' create a fund for t'lis purpose. The officers of Local S57 a:e as follows: Charles Townsend, president; W. Lough, recording secretary; H. Longfellow, financial secretary; bert Longfellow, treasurer. w. A I- MISS ELLA SWAIN MILLINER. One of the best known and most sought after women of Richmond is Mrs. Ella Swain and it i mottnr -.f genuine satisfaction to give her snec- . ... . nnriiiiuii in una issue, iter mini nery s;ore, located at 538 Main street, has always drawn a large patronage from our discerning public for they are always sure of the latest styles, the very best values, ami the most reasonable prices to be found any place in Richmond. Every loyal citi zen should join in the movement to give our earnest, and solid support to worthy concerns which have a friend ly interest in the welfare of labor. We feel that such concerns are the stim- reater prosperity to the city. Mrs. Swain is public spir ited to a marked degree and has al ways shown a friendly spirit towards the welfare of labor and we wish for fier continued years of prosperity. WM. H. BBRTEL, Jr. DHLS IN ALMOST EVERYTHING. At one time there was not believed to be room enough in Richmond to ae commodate another stationery store, but William H. Bartel, Jr., established one and has met success at 921 Main) street. He rarries a mmniptft Hn of! sporting goodsand toys. SCHULTZ & LANING The manufacturing interests of Richmond are by far its greatest asset. The above mentioned concern, locat ed at 185 Ft. Wayne Avenue, are manufacturers of galvanized iron and copper cornices, slate, tin and iron roofing, etc. and a,re well known for their friendly attitude to the working classes at all times. Oakland. Cal., unions have taken -steps to form a union label -league, RAPIDLY Officers John B. Dougr. President D. G. Reid, Vice President Geo. H. Eggemeyer, Vice President C. W. Elmer. Vice President S. W. Gaar, Cashier W. C. Seeker, Ass't Cashier Directors HOWARD CAMPBELL, Tresident and General Manager Gaar, Scott & Co. JOHN B. DOUGAX, President. GEO. H. EGGEMEYER, President of First National Bank oi. Hagersrown, Ind. C. V. ELMER, Vice-President. CLEM A. GAAR, Dealer in Live Stock. S. YV. GAAR. Cashier. HENRY GENNETT, 'resident of Starr Piano Co. JOHN J. HARRINGTON. Wholesale Saddlery and Leather Goods. E. G. HIBBERD, Treas. of Richmond Natural Gas Co. E. G. HILL, President of The E. G. Hill Co., Florists. JOHN R. HOWARD, R. Howard & Co., Wholesale Groceries. CHAS. H. LAND, Treasuier of Gaar, Scott & Co. GEO. W. MILLER, Pogue, Miller & Co., Wholesale Hardware. D. G. REID, Chairman Board of Directors, Chica go, Rock Island & Pacific Railway- Co. Director U. S. Steel Corporation. P. W. SMITH. President of First National Bank of Decatur, Ind. HENRY C. STARR, Vice-President and General Counsel of Wisconsin Central Railway Co. S. S. STRATTAN, Jr..' Secretary of Gaar, Scott & Co. ENGINEERS FIND MUCH II UNION Locomotive Engineer's Broth erhood Satisfactorily Fills Their Needs. MARTIN GANTER SUB-DIVS'N NO. 593 WAS ORGANIZED IN RICH MOND NEAR SIX YEARS AGO AND NOW HAS MANY MEMBERS ON THE ROAD. An organization that effectively protection with combines mutual pleasant social intercourse and the ad vantages of a fraternity is the Martin Ganter Sub-division No. 59S. Brother hood of Locomotive Engineers, which was organized in this city on Novem- j her 20, 1902. Practically every engi-; neer who runs through or out of Rich- J mond is a member of this order and i the workings of the Brotherhood for j friendship have resulted in great bene-1 fit to the engineers and the railroad ' n-i. v. . , t v. j- , ihen the Martin Ganter Sub-divisi on was organized, the. name was taken from Martin Ganter one of the old Pennsylvania engineers, who was deeply interested in the movement. Mr. Ganter is still with the road, but not in the capacity of a brakeman, an accident having incapacitated him for his work in an engine cab. A. C. Smyser, of the Richmond Division of the Pennsylvania, was the first "chief engineer" and F. D. Root became first assistant engineer and insurance sec retary. John Hugo was made second assistant, in charge of division funds, and so well has he performed his du ties that he has been re-elected every time his term has expired. In January, 1904, T. M. Hoey was elected chief engineer and V. L. Scott, first assistant engineer. In January of 1906, J. W. Hoey was made chief engineer and L. H. Kluter suc ceeded W. L. Scott as first assistant engineer. Last January, J. W. Hoey was re-elected, E. J. Hiatt was made first assistant engineer and T. M. Lough, insurance secretary, Tne Present set of officers follows: J- W. Hoey. chief engineer: T. C. Powers, first engineer; L. E. Wentz, second engineer; E. J. Hiatt, first as sistant engineer; John Hugo, second assistant engineer; G. C. Weist, third assistant engineer; O. J. Stanback, guide;, Charles McGraw, chaplain: T. M. Lough, insurance secretary- The local committee of adjustment is composed of J. E. Manford, chairman, Charles McGraw and L. E. Wentz. A member of the Brotherhood writes, "By organizing, the engineers have benefited themselves to a great extent by bringing the men on the road closer together and into better understanding with one another. They J have been given, an opportunity to Hie Second National Bank Depositary lor the United States and State ot Indiana. Capital $250,000.00 Surplus Fund and Profits $402,000.00 RESOURCES. Iioans and Discounts 936.103. $6 United States Bonds to secure circulation 250,000.00 Banking House 17,630.00 Bonds to Secure V. S. Deposit $ 1 1 1 .Otto.00 Other Bonds 2in.SS0.0rt Cash on Hand and in Banks S23.540.23 1.147,920.23 J2.411.6T4.il LIABILITIES. Capital Stock $ 250,000.00 Surplus and Undivided Profits 402.055.96 Circulation 250,000.00 Deposits $1,40,746.15 United States Deposits 100.872.00 Total Deposits 1.509.618.15 Total 12,411,674.11 of fl kii With a Record For nearly half a century the Second National Bank has been one of the leading financial institutions of the state, and the history of its efforts in behalf of Richmond wpuld be a resume of the commercial movements of this section of the state. The bank was organized in 1872, and during that length of time it has steadily advanced in strength and popularity with the public. The develop ment of this section of the country has demanded the very best financial facilities, and this institution has not Iwen slow in providing them. That the affairs of this institution are in a flourishing condition is evinced bythe preceding statement. From this statement it will be seen' that their total resources exceed two million dollars, and their standing with the public may be drawn from this statement. They offer to their depositors every accom modation which their balances, business and responsi bility will permit. Their career has been marked by progress, fitting the stride made by the entire state, and this statement of their affairs, February 14. 1903, Illus trates the foresight which has directed their business affairs for so long a time. The Second National Bank, Richmond, Ind. gSmm meet and discuss differences and to adjust them satisfactorily, thereby causing a better and closer feeling to exist between the engineers and their employing company. "The officials under whom we are employed are appreciative and kindly disposed and never refuse to meet us individually or as a committee to ad just any differences that might have arisen." The Brotherhood meetings are held regularly twice a month in the Red Men's Hall. The members are very enthusiastic and great interest is tak en in the meetings. The charter from the national organization, with the names of the charter members at tached, is hung in the hall. FRENCH DRY CLEANING CO. 1002 MAIN STREET. This establishment has been located in our midst for several years and has ever done all in its power for the pub lic welfare. During their business ca reer in this city they have built up a large and substantial business and have made a friend of every patron they ever had. Special attention is given to ladles' garments, altering and repairing is done and gentlemen's suits are cleaned and pressed. Their work is of the highest character and is guaranteed to give satisfaction in ev ery particular. We are glad to make special mention of this excellent con cern and trust our readers will always bear them in mind when needing any work of this character. PR0FFIT & HAYES RESTAURANT. Everybody is in favor of a nice, quiet place where they can take their families and enjoy themselves at din ner or luncheon. The character and quality of the dinners here cannot be surpassed, not only with regards to cooking but in the manner it is served as well. It is noted for the courteous manner in which they treat their cus tomers and the pleasing air of hospi tality which surrounds the place. This popular restaurant is located at 23 North 8th street and has a large fol-' lowing among our people. Good clean cooking and plenty to eat are the principles this establishment goes by, and the prices are reasonable. After dining here once you will not bother about cooking your Sunday dinnera any more. JOHN ZW1SSLER BAKERY One of the best known firms in Richmond is the John Zwissler bak ery. His restaurant and bakery at 908 Main street, is one of the busiest pla ces In the city from early In the morn ing until late in the evening. His branch bakery is located at 28 South Fifth street, where enough bread to feed the population of the country Is daily made. Mr. Zwissler is a union advocate, consequently he enjoys the trade of numerous anion men. Zwis 6lers bread Is a family byword. Galveston (Tex.) base ball players have organized a labor union, which, will affiliate with the American Fed eration of Labor. The idea is to create a fund for a ball players' home; also a fund modeled somewhat on the gen eral plan of the actors' fund. 5T WOMEN ALONE MAKE MEMBERSHIP ROLL United Garment Workers Are All Women and They Have Good Organization. ORGANIZED FIVE'YEARS AGO CLOTHING NOW TURNED OUT BY FACTORY BEARS THE UNION LABEL AND MEETS READY SALE ON THIS ACCOUNT. One of the few unions In the country whose members are women-. Is the or der known as the United Garment Workers of America. Local Union No. '2:21 was established In Richmond on January r. If 'J, with fifty-three charter members and for the past five and one-half years has been in a flour ishing condition. A charter of the national organiza tion was applied for here at the re quest of the Richmond Overall and Shirt Factory, where allof the mem bers of Nocal No. T21 are employed. B. A. Larger, of New York City, the general secretary of the organization, came to Richmond and Installed the charter. The object of the organization. 1 to obtain better wages and improve working conditions, thereby enabling . a better class of work to be turned out. The order maintains a sick benefit, composed of reserve dues and aug mented by the proceeds from an annu al ball. Regular monthly meetings are held at the I. O. O. P. hall. The present officers of the union are as follows: Delia Chestnut, pres ident; Mary Heltbrink. vice president;' Anna BlickwoJel, financial secretary; Theresa Goudie, recording secretary; Anna Oelklaus. treasurer; Clara Pit--man, sergeant-at-arms; Elizabeth meyer, guide. RICHMOND ELECTROTYPE CO. The Richmond Electrotype company Moran and Both proprietors, located,. at O"' Main ttwpt in nni rt Pli-h. mond's new Industries. Already this enterprising concern is doing a large business and it is stated that if this business continues to grow at Its pres ent rate larger Quarters will soon be. necessary, rrumpi ana enicient er Tice Is guaranteed all patrons. THE 0ES TING GROCERY The grocery operated by FVed Oert-J ins ai ivi jiam Eireei is one woero good things to eat and prompt senrico( can always be obtained. Mr. Oestlng enjoys a big business and many of his patrons are working men, who patro nize him because they know that they will always get a dollars worth for a aonar. Mr. oesung always carries a large and excellent stock.