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THE RICHMOND PALLADIU3I AXD SUTEIiEGRA3I, WEDSfESDAY, JULY 1, 190S.
PAGE XIXE. UNION CELEBRATES Mil ANNIVERSARY Cigar Makers' Local No. 62 Was Founded in Richmond In May of 1883. PURPOSES OF THE UNION. BY BANDING TOGETHER, MEM BERS ARE BETTER ABLE TO PROTECT THEMSELVES AND THEIR CRAFT BENEFITS PAID. The Cigar Makers' Local Union No. 62, of the International Cigar Makers' Union, was organized in Richmond on May 24, 1883, and has just completed the first quarter-century of its exis tence. From the first, the union has had a steady growth and at the pres ent time pays out-of-work, sick and death benefits to its members. A travelers' benefit is also a feature of this union. The international union was organized in 1864 and is one of the strongest in the country. One of the numbers of the Cigar Makers' union writes as follows: "It is the duty of every worker to unite with his fellow worker to secure a fair compensation for his labor; to elevate the condition of the lowest paid worker to the standard of the highest; to provide for the sick mem bers and to bury the dead, and for this purpose we, the members of this organization, will stand united one for all and all for one." THE WALDORF C. W. JESSUP, PROP. The Waldorf is a retreat for gentle men only and is a resort where one may be assured of gentility and court eousness at all times. Only best im ported and domestic wines, liquors and cigars are kept in stock. This popular saloon is located at 16 North 9th street and enjoys a splendid pat ronage. This place has been estab lished for several years and is thor oughly fitted out with up-to-date fix tures and is well stocked with good things to drink and smoke. Mr. Jes sup Is extremely popular in Richmond and draws his trade from a class that seeks none but the best and wants to be assured of pleasant surroundings and courteous treatment. He has placed his business on a high stand ard and has maintained it to the de light of his legion of friends and cus tomers. A visit to the Waldorf saloon will soon convince any one that It Is one of the most auiet and orderly places in the city and is conducted on a high plane. CHARLES H. FELTMAN SHOE STORE. There is nothing so common as a pair of shoes. Everybody has them; everybody needs them. But did you ever stop to think of the thousands that are of a poor and inferior qual ity. That is the trouble, they are so common that people become careless and don't know what they are get ting. Feltman's Shoe Store, located at "24 Main street, carries the finest line of boots, shoes and rubbers to be , found any place. The stock is large and specially selected and great care is taken to get nothing but the best in quality, style, fit and price. You will have no trouble in getting shoes to fit you at Feltman's, and as the most courteous treatment is accorded all who go there you will find it a pleasure to trade with them. EMMONS TAILORING 0. 902 MAIN STREET. There is a great deal of satisfaction In a perfect fitting suit. You look bet ter, feel better and are better when properly groomed than at any other time, and at a very little trouble and expense you can always be that way. At Emmons Tailoring establishment. 902 Main street, you will find a large and up-to-date line of goods to select from. A perfect fit, a stylish suit and a reasonable price are great arguments in favor of this establishment. They are so great in fact that Mr. Emmons enjoys a large and ever increasing patronage, and as long as he conducts his business in its present commenda ble manner we wish for him many tnore years of success. EDWARD J. BLOEMKE GROCER. ideated at 121 South Fifth street is the grocery store of the above well known public spirited citizen. Mr, Bloemke is well known for the ex cellent quality of the groceries tie bandies and for the fairness and cour tesy with which he treats all his cus tomers. No place in the city is there to be found a nicer or more complete stock of stapK1 and fancy groceries than at his establishment, everything always being of the cleanest and freshest. Wo take pleasure in be speaking for Mr. MoemUe the continu ed support and patronage of our read ers and friends. PILGRIM BROTHER ihe above mentioned gentlemen are j located on the X. W. corner of Fifth and Main and are dealers in all kinds cf high grade hardware and paints. Courteous treatment, low prices and excellent goods is the secret of the ' great success of this, firm, and as long as they continue to oenduct their business upon such excellent princi ples we wish for them an ever increas-, i:ig patronage. There are about 2,000 laborers in' the federal service at the port of New York and they receive an average of $2.50 fc day. 4nL ;w LEWIS STUDT. President. h $ '"' ' ERNEST RENK. Treasurer. f. V Notes of the World of Labor For the first time in recent years the general officers are unopposed for re-election in Boston, Mass., Cigar Makers' union. Fifty-one cases of violation of the factory laws in New York were brought to final issue during May, and the aggregate amount of fines imposed was 3470. Theatrical stage employes' unions have been advised by the international body that they may admit to member ship operators of moving pictures who are not affiliated with the inter national body. At Woonsocket, R. I., an anti-tu berculosis association has been per fected, and among the committee ap pointments is a factory committee, which will care for and investigate conditions in the local mills. Similar leagues to the League of American Workmen have been organ ized in several cities of the Northwest within the last two years. The Spo kane League has a membership of be tween 500 and 600. Word comes from Providence, R. I.. that the typographical unions are considering the formation of a New England label conference of their own similar to those of the cigarmakers' and other unions. Master horseshoers at Boston, Mass. have perfected an organization, the purpose of which i1? for united efforts on the part of the bosses in conjunc tion with the union for the mutual ad vantage of both the shop owners and the workmen. International Lognshore men's asso ciation will hold its annual conven tion at Erie, Pa., July 6. On the same date International .Tewelery Workers' uuion will meet at Buffalo, X. Y., and Brushmakers International union at Cincinnati, O. Trade unions in the British leather industry with a membership of 3,570 reporting for April to the London board of trade, had 8 per cent of their members unemployed, as compared with 6.8 per cent in March and 5.7 per cent a year ago. From the international headquar ters of the Journeymen Tailors' union at Bloomington, 111., it was announced recently that through a referendum vote the union had refused to consider amalgamation with the United Gar ment Workers' union. At the close of 1907, the grand total of benefits paid by the Cigarmakers' International union, since the inaugu ration of the benefit system in 1S79 (twenty-eight years) was $7,7S6.527.S7. The membership increased upward of 2,000. bringing the total up to 47,953 members. Figures taken from the annual re port of the state commissioner of la JULIUS O. HILL. President. 5 v Officers of Richmond Cigar J. E. MU Vice EDWARD BARTH. Recording Secretary. bor of Missouri indicate that in that state are 642 labor unions, of which S 208 are in St. Louis; 86 in Kansas j City; 39 in St. Joseph and 309 outside i of these cities. In St. Louis there are j 45,599 members of organized labor. ' ""Detroit will entertain, next August, the general convention of the Inter- j national Glove Workers' Union of America. International Brotherhood of Teamsters and International Broth-; erhood of Stationary Firemen. The labor men of that city are already pre paring for the entertainment of their visitors. The Wisconsin Federation of Labor has decided to keen hands off in the ' fight which is being waged between j the prohibition and anti-prohibition forces in that state. This decision ; was reached in response to a state- j ment that in some localities the wage ! workers are being asked to join the I Wisconsin Liberty League and con-: tribute to its support. United States Census Bureau fig ures for 1901 show that in the cotton industry the average earnings of men in New England $8.52, in the South $5.14, a difference of $3.38. For wom en the average was in New England $7.23, in the South $3.77. a difference of $3.46, while for children the aver age was in New England $4.45, in the South $2.73. a difference of $1.72. For all classes the average weekly earn ings in the North were $7.62 and but ?4.16 in the South. San Francisco chauffeurs have or ganized a union. A branch of the Union Isabel League is to be organized in Memphis. Vancouver, I. C, will soon have a buildings trades council in working or der. At Lethbridge, Canada, with a popu lation of 4.(X, there are about l.too trade unionists. National Brotherhood of Operative Potters will meet next month in At lantic City. X. J. Mirl'.eapolis will entertain the 1909 convention of the International Mu sicians' association. The eight-hour day for all municipal work has been introduced in the city council at Louisville. A labVr paper is being started in the interest of the organized workers of Lexington, Frankfort and Coving ton. Ky. The Women Suffrage league of New York city wishes the support of the labor organizations in its agitation for political equality. The Moyagana Railway company of San Paulo, has just constructed in its shops the first locomotive which has been built in Brazil. The Central Labor Council at Rich- j mond. Contra Costa county, Cal., re , V rt , . , fwf Officers of Richmond .'. W "J jA"MI- J. t . I ... JOHN MAAG. VtM Prs w 1 Makers Union, No. LRONEY. Pre. 5 15 HENRY BLACKE. Trustee. cently reorganized, has already fifteen unions affiliated with it. Boston, Mass., Upholstery union is admitting mattress makers to its ranks for the first time in its history, and has already taken in nearly 100 of those men. The child labor law, with fourteen years as the age limit and the eight- i hour day for persons under sixteen years of age, was recently passed by t:ie Kentucky legislature. j The recently organized Building Trades Council of San Mateo county, Cal., now has fifteen unions affiliated with it, and the aggregate member-, 3hi7i is in excess of 1.000. San Francisco Laundry Wnrliorc' ' union has decided to contribute 10 cents per capita on the membership in support of the movement against Jap anese laundries. The extra appropriation given the Lowell Textile school by the state of j Massachusetts, will enable the trus-; tees to lay the foundation for a thor-j ough eugineering education. j A resolution providing for the estab- j lishment of a labor paper at San Juan, Porto Rico, has iust been passed at a convention thee of representatives of. 100 unions having affiliation with the American Federation of Labor. The call for the New England con vention of the Metal Polishes'. Buf fers', Platers' and Brass and Silver Workers' unions has been issued. It will be in Boston, July 5. The Boston unions are recuesting the internation al for a permanent Boston organizer. The Scottish coal owners have put forward a demand for a reduction in wages of 25 per cent. Only a short time ago a matter of reduction was referred to arbitration, as the concil'a tion board could not agree. The award was for a reduction of 64 per cent; now comes the claim for 25 per cent. Xewsboys of Kansas City, Mo., have organized a union. Coal miners in Belgium have suf fered a reduction in wages. The Alberta (Canada) legislature passed a workmen's compensation act. The farmers' union are becoming more closely allied to the organized workers. On July 4 the Amalgamated Leather Workers' Union of America will meet in convention. Paving cutters contemplate the es tablishment of the eight-hour day throughout the craft. THE NEW WINDSOR HOTEL Located at 913-915 N'orth E street is the well known and highly recom mended hotel known as the Xew Windsor. This hotel is conducted on the most liberal plans, is within easy reach of the Union Station and is strictly up-to-date and first class in every particular. We take pleasure in reco-nmending this establishment to our many friends. Letter Carriers Union. t' EDWARD MOwnS. Treasurer. - w 62. CHAS. H. DRIFMEYER. Recording and Financial Secretary. ",yjti,'Wjp.lHH mil, ", ti M i.i - a 'i, N. -J JOHN ERK. Trustee. B. M. CRAWFORD An industrial institution that has prospered by reason of the merit of its goods is the Keen Outing Cottage Company, owned and conducted by Mr. H. M. Crawford. 120S Main street. Mr. Crawford has been engaged in manufacturing the Keen Outing Cot tage for several years, during which time he has built up a reputation for his tents that has enabled him to en large his business from year to year. These tents are without doubt super ior to any other tent manufactured in the world, they being so constructed I'lclL inc.) Ctlll UB talll tr t 111) 111 illl hour, they are made of pannels three feet square with screen on one side and canvass on the other; hinges fas ten each pannel to that the tent can be folded and placed in a box made by the flooring. The tent is absolute ly insect proof and the canvass can be raised so as to make an awning all around the tent. This tent is re commended by a large number of lead ing physicians. R0SENBL00M Bl'NTIN & CO. In this city there are some large and well equipped clothing companies, among which the above well known concern stands pre-eminently in the lead. Their place of business is at 824 Main street, where they have a magni ficent stock of spring and summer clothing, all of which is strictly up-to-date and sold at the most reasonable prices. Messrs. Rosenbloom and Bun-1 tin, the proprietors, are young men who pay strict attention to business and alway.s make it a point to see that each and every one of their cus tomers are thoroughly satisfied before leaving their store. These gentlemen are public spirited to a marked degree and are well desrving of their large and ever increasing patronage. Xot only uo they handle neat and stylish clothing but they also carry a large and specially selected stock of hats, shirts, neckties, etc., etc. We give them our hearty reconimendaticn and urge our readers to give them their patronaee whenever possible. JOSEPH COLLINS The saloon belonging to the above named gentleman, located at 203 Ft. Wayne avenue is widely known for Its choice selection of fine wines, liquors, cigars, etc. It is a good place to meet your friends and while away a few idle moments. By his courteous treat ment and excellent goods Mr. Collins has built up a large and ever increas ing business, and we wish him con tinued success. Amalgamated Cotton Spinners of Great Britain have in hand funds amounting to $2,400,000. T1 EDGAR S. MOTE. Secretary.' G UNION LABOR LIVES WITH NOBLE IDEALS Mission of the Federation Is To Promote the Fra ternal Bond. RAPIDLY GAINING GROUND. MANY GREAT STEPS BEING TAK EN TO AID THE CAUSE OF THE LESS FORTUNATE CLASSES A RESULT OF PROGRESS. Fraternity is the bond that consti tutes the strength of all organized in stitutions. The value of co-operative effort has been so thoroughly tested and has proven so effective that it is no longer an experiment. Federation has become a fact as well as a fash ion, and through its reality organiza tions' mission has made itself evident to the world. To keep pace with a fast age. individual strength proving inade quate, became merged in corporation Thus federation was at first a result of progress, but with time, its chain pionship of the weak and helpless vic tims of cruel circumstances has estab lished its mission as an element of progress tendingtoward still higher re sults for the future. The labor union and its mission, as they really exist and as they have been so often grossly misrepresented, are now familiar subjects all over the country. No other combination of forces in any line of activity has re ceived so much comment and criticism by the world at la.ge as the labor! union. But the antagonism its very existence aroused proves a help rather than a hindrance to the movement. Through the agitation of its enemies, the labor union received all the ad vertisement necessary to cause think ing minds to study and investigate or ganized labor and its motives.. Its mission of mercy being rightly under stood it gradually won the sympathy and respect of the general public. Many individuals, as well as other in stitutions striving for better conditions and the uplift of the people, now ex tend their cordial support and invite fraternal relations in the mutual struggle for the masses. The church and labor are laying aside unjust suspicions of each other's motives, and are drawing nearer to gether in their efforts for the common good. The evident Impulse toward higher things has inevitably attracted to the labor union the approval of the best and noblest minds of the age. Christianity is said to be the only abid ing institution. What nas made It so? A devoted spirit of brotherly love is the fundamental principle of Christi anity that has made it abiding. The same spirit of brotherhood animates the labor union, and so long as it faithfully fulfills its mission of love to numanity, so long will the world need the labor union and so long will it exist. The church and labor are closely allied, and the sooner both realize that organization for the good of souls and organization for tempo ral welfare should stand together for humanity the sooner they will know that co-operation is essential for mu tual success. More and more the de nominational prejudices of churches are yielding before the might if fed eration. Their differences of opinion on theological subjects are forgotten i or forgiven in the larger plan of con- certed action for the greatest good for : the greatest number. In sum and sub stance organized labor has a similar object. Then, shall the labor union be backward in meeting halfway the . fraternal hand wherever outstretched j jn fellow feeling for the cause of hu inanity? Rather the altruistic move ment in economic endeavors has serv ed to spread Christian principles and ideals among all industrial life. Im provement for the people is the mis sion of the labor union. Church and labor cannot consistently be hostile to each other. "Love is the fulfilling of the law," and the soul of fraternity is immortal, be it found in the United Brotherhood of the labor union or in the religious form of church fellowship. The labor union must live to fill its appointed mission, but it is with all mortal insti tutions as with their promoters. They serve their age and generation in their own pecuyar capacities, and whea their work is done, pass away to obliv ion. In this age of hurry, rush and gush, for those interested in organized labor, the time seems all too short for the work that must be done ere the mission of the labor union be fully accomplished. Before we finish what's begun We note the setting of the, sun. We barely have time to prepare our selves for efficient labor in our cho sen life-work before our little day is over, and we lay down our tools for 6ome other to take up and perchance complete our unfinished task. But the mission of the labor union must succeed. The maxim of "all for each, and each for all" that has for so long been the slogan of unselfishness in unionism, has retained its true meaning through panic and prosperity in the past and the fidelity of brother hood may be depended upon to stand whatever test the future has in store. The mighty wave of financial uncer tainty sweeping over the country has been called the rich man's panic but before the storm subsides the poor, as usual, will receive the hardest and cru dest force of its fury. True to its principles, as in the past, unionism can but press forward, and may loy alty to labor's cause mark the ulti mate victory for brotherhood. Who blesses others in his daily deeds. Will find the healing that his spirit needs; For every flower in another's pathway strewn Confers its fragrant beauty to our own. l- Margaret Scott Hall. IRON MQLDERS ARE FIRMLY ESTABLISHED Local Union No. 272 Conv posed of Nearly Every Moulder Working Here. HAS SINCERE PURPOSES. WAS FORMED FIFTY YEARS AGO FOR THE MORAL, MENTAL AND FINANCIAL ELEVATION OF MEN OF THIS TRADE. Iron Moulders' Union Xo. 272 composed of nearly every member ot this trade now working in Ricomonil; and is one of the strongest labor or ganizations in the city. Xo. 272 was organized in Richmond in January, 1891. over seventeen years ago. witbi forty charter members. Since thal time it has always been la a flourish ing condition. Xo. 272 is a division of the Internat ional Moulders' Union of Xorth Am, erica, an association which was formj ed nearly fifty years ago. Its objects are "the moral, mental and financial elevation" of its members and history of the organization shows that it has4 accomplished these ends to a great ex. tent. Regular meetings are held or the first and third Wednesday evenJ ings of each month at tho Odd Fel lows' hall. ! The union nays sick and death ben fits to its members, the international society having paid out in sick bene fits alone during the past twelve yeard the sum of $1,500,000. and more than twice that amount for other beneficial! purposes. The finances of the local union are in first class condition. At times the union in Richmond ham had slight differences with employerai but each time an agreement has easily; been reached. It is one of the princH pies of the organization to avoid frlc tion with employers, but this could not always be done. JOHN M. GEYER BARBER. For a nice clean shave we could) recommend yotf to no better a placa than that operated by Mr. John Geyer, at 1609 Main street, Mr. Gr er has been in the barber busineaa for many years and is known to be & thoroughly capable and competent roan in his line. His shop Is equipped! with all the latest conveniences fori your comfort and he would be gladj to see you at any time. i CHARLES A. KEYS HARNESS. There have to be leaders ineTery branch of business. One of these 4 Mr. Chas. A. Keys, harness maker. lo4 cated at 616 Main street. The beatf recommendation Mr. Keys caa offe for his goods is that "he "makes them himself. They .are strong, durable.' stylish and are sold 'at the mofltrea sonable prices. .t S. K. BRANDENBURG GROCER. The store of Mr. Brandenburg, cated at 700 Xorth 12th street, la ona! well deserving of special mention. Hai carries a large and well assorted s toe id of staple and fancy groceries and doe a large and ever increasing -business Much could be said of this establish ment but his goods speak for them selves. Give him a trial. ' 0. R. DOWNING & SON. , Undertakers.. 16 North Eighth. Street Telephone 76. 0. E. DICKINSON JEWELER. This concern was established- In tnsf year 1851, and has by Its earnest ef-f forts and untiring energy gradually built up its trade to its present envij able magnitude. Mr. O. E. Dickinson is the successor to Mr. R. B. DIckin-J son, and is located at 523 Main street He makes a specialty of low prices on! diamonds and railroad time plecei.j He also carries a large and beautiful! stock of Jewelry of all kinds, andV" would be glad to aee you at any tlmt and show you any thing you desire. We wish him many years more of, continued success and prosperity. W. F. BROWN BICYCLES. Have you a bicycle? If not and you are thinking of purchasing one, we can direct you to no better plaea than that belonging to Mr. W. F. Brown, 1030 Main street. He carries the very best makes and sells them at the very lowest percentage of profit. Call and see him at any time and ha wiil treat you right. COOPER'S SALOON Dan Cooper conducts a mod I si loon. His stock of liquors are tha best and those who patronize his place are orderly, law abiding citizens, many of them bir? working men. Richmond has never been cursed vdth many disorderly saloons and Mr. Cooper's is one of the best that can be found in this county. It is for this reason that he enjoys a b!g business. . r F. & N. LAWN MOWER CO. Washington Ave. and P., C. C. "JSU L. Ry. Home Telephone 21IJ. Every one of the 140 lampllgt' ' 'a Boston, Mass.. la a member r' X Lamplighters' Union. ,