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San Antonio light and gazette. [volume] (San Antonio, Tex.) 1909-1911, July 11, 1909, Image 24

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One acre Tracts One Mile from City Limits of San Antonio I
No Greater Opportunity Towards Independence Was Ever Offered
After First Payment Has Been Made Will Secure You One Of Our
Over '4 of
■[ Addition Sold |g
I Buy Now I
11 Before Prices Are I
j We Have Customers for ONE MILLION ACRES of Texas Land in
I Tracts from 1000 to 100,000. Acres
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By Peter Power.
From the ordinary newspaper reports
the public may have formed the im
pression that all the sailors on the
great lakes are involved in the strike
against the Lake Carriers association
and that the latter organization is the
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Why Nat Build on That Vacant lot? Why Pay
taxes on same and receive no income on your investment.
Let us tell you how you can erect a building on same and
let it pay for itself. Let’s get together and talk it over
You Furnish the Lot
IFe Furnish the Lumber.
Yards: Lamarand Chestnut Streets w|
। whole thing in fresh water transpor
| tation. Such is not the ease.
Union seamen are employed at pres
■ ent on over 500 vessels floating on
] the lakes, and the number is being
| added to daily. All the lumber carriers,
■ | all the passenger steamers and the
Irrigated Suburban Acre Farms
r- k .. r 1
। Remember That West Gardendale |
is beautifully located on Castroville Boulevard,® S
near the Lady of The Lake Academy. The 0
soil is extremely fertile and absolutely free g
i from rock or gravel. 1 Buy an irrigated farm ■
I on the edge of rapid growing San Antonio,
and in a few years you will sell this same land
by the front foot. Lay aside a small sum from
your allowance and invest in our suburban farms
boats of the four big package freight :
lines are still operated by union sea
The Lage Carriers association has
less than a hundred ships in commie
eion—not one fifth as many as the in
dependent interests. The total number
of vessels controlled by the L. C. A.
is 553, and it is generally admitted
that scores of these ships will uot leave
their moorings this season. Of the 90
odd association boats in service nearly
all are controlled by the big corpora- '
tions. such as the United States steel
corporation, the Hanna interests and
the Pickands-Mather Co.
Nepresentatives of some of the small
er concerns are complaining bitterly
♦ hat they are holding the bag, that
their boats are rotting up against the
docks, that the big fellows are getting
the pick of the strike breakers and the
cream of the business, and that they
favor peace, but are coerced into fight
ing the marine workers and threaten
ed with loss of business later on and
complete bankruptcy if they refuse to
co-operate with the large corporations.
The labor people are greatly interest
ed in the announced retirement of J.
W. Van Cleave from the presidency of
the National Association of Manufae
tnres. Van Cleave has been an uncom
promising opponent of labor organiza (
tions, and declares that the burden of
his position bas been too great for anx ■
one man to carry.
It is asserted that Van Cleave's pre I
d?cessor, David M. Parry, retired from ]
office on account of a nervous break '
down, and now Van Cleave complains]
of the tremendous strain to which the i
president of the National Association I
of Manufacturers is subjected.
Several years ago, when Van Cleave i
assumed office, he recommended that J
$500,000 a year for a period of three
years he levied upon the membership
of the assooiation for the purpose of
creating a war fund to fight organ
ired labor. His recommendation wan
enthusiastically adopted. *Tt is not
known, however, whether the entire i
sum was contributed to the war chest, I
but it is certain that enormous amounts
of money were spent to fight the print
ers’ eight-hour movement, to prose
• cute thn boycott and injunction eases
in the courts, to finance the employ
ing batters in the strike still in prog
less and to assist in other straggle® to ,
exterminate the unions.
But nut withstanding the extraordi- ]
nary expen iitures of the anti-unionists
and who were given considerable of an,
advantayH by f| tp industrial depression
and widespread employment, not a sin
gle national union has been deotroybd.
and but f fW local organizations. In
fact, tiie trade unions are. in many re
spects. stronger today than they ever
have been throughout their history.
the powder worth the candlef
Tie miners’ officials appear to be j
quit, well satisfied with the settle
no । 1 obtained from the anthracite coal
'T 1 ’ 1 rs. The most important conces
. si " ' iat the mon obtained was the
• millit ation of the decision of the late i
D. Wright, former United;
i s '' s tabor commissioner, who held;
. mine work«T bad the right to
I H 'I to the conciliation board after
I 1 , discharged. The decision virtu i
permitted blacklisting. The new
] agroi'iaent provides that a man dis
'■hargcii with or without cause can ap
! ! 1 to the board.
i ♦ total paid-np membership in the
I 1 d Mine Workers is now 309,000.
iiu of 28,000 during the year and
the high water mark in the organiza '
] tion's history

Indications are that, along with va
nous political questions and internal
I jurisdictional controversies that will 1
create lively fights in this year’s con-
I vention of the American Federation of
. Labor, the prohibition issue will also
be precipitated to add to the excite
meat. The convention of the hotel and
restaurant employes in Minneapolis re- i
cently appealed to the people of the |
country to smite the prohibitionists ■
wherever found, the coming brewery
workers’ convention will demand that
action be taken against the “dry”
J movement, and the cigarmakers and
other trades are requesting that* a def
inite stand be made.
f>n the other hand the temperance
sentiment in the federation is being
centralized. Re\. Charles Stoizle, su 1
perintendent of the department of I
church and labor in the Presbyterian |
church, who was formerly a machinist •
and is now a fraternal delegate to the I
A. F. of L., has sent a confidential 1
letter to prominent labor officials and ।
i is sounding them on the question of i
organizing a “temperance fellow- [
ship at the next federation conven- r
tion in Toronto. R eVe Rtelzle points
out that such a “fellowship” exists!
I among the unionists of Great Britain,
i n meeting of which he recently at
| tended, and suggests that “the time
has come for the organized working t
man of America and especially th* i
leaders among them, to take a firm |
and determined stand on this ques [
tion. ’ ’
The Bible is often blasphemed bv I
good intentioned people. You should
hear how this can be true. Free at the |
Grand Tuesday night.
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Per Acre Tract I
I Without Interest I
We Pay Taxes yCJ
Until 1911
A maid look a trotton
To swim in the ocean.
To see if »he could get a buoy,
Bnt parading the strand,
She managed to land
A buoy, and oh it was juoy.
Food for thinking Christians Taes
day night at the Grand. Free.
15 H. P. Olto Engine
15 H. P. Otto Gasoline Engine and
comolete equipment for sale. Good
as new. A Bargain. Address, Engine,
care Light.
JULY 11, 1909.
“Just suppose I”
“Just suppose that Patrick Henty,
I instead of thundering in the crisis,
should have been content with leave
to print.”
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An hour well spent. Hearing Pustor
] Russell's frea lecture J'uly 13th.

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