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THE GEM WORKER
AND THE IDAHO LABOR HERALD
Published Thursdays at Boise, Idaho
Subscription $1.00 per year
Six months, 50c
John Aldkn, Editor find Manager.
Entered as second class matter at Boise,
Idaho, August 7, 1913, under act of con
gress 5f March 3. 1879.
Business office Cor. 9th and Main.
Phone 348.
It's not enough to be a member of
the union—be a union man.
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Boise is the largest city in the
United States without a through rail
road.
Don't forget that the principle of
unionism is really the principle of
brotherhood.
A woman may be fond of fiction
because she listens patiently to the ex
cuses of her husbUnd.
The working people of this section
need a paper devoted especially to
their cause, and such a one The Gem
Worker is earnestly endeavoring to
be.
The union man or woman owes it to
his or her organization to take an
active, working interest in its work
and to do every honorable tiling pos
sible to make its mission a success.
We take pleasure in ^commending
to the laboring people of Boise those
who advertise in these columns. Pat
ronize those business firms that are
helping to make The Gem Worker
a financial success.
The Carpenters and Joiners have
taken a vote on establishing a plant of
their own to print their trade journal
and furnish the necessary supplies
needed by that great organization.
Wages are a perpetual reminder of
man's inferiority to man. When all
men are equal, there will then be no
necessity for them.
Put me down for a large dose of
inferiority—Yes. on second thought
make it an over dose.
Boise is not the only village on
earth when it comes to contempt pro
ceedings and jail sentences. Stockton.
Cal , is the latest city to come into the
spotlight, and Editor Lamoreux. who
is publishing the Stockton labor paper,
recently drew a $250 fine and five days
in jail for attempting to "intimidate"
in advance and lots of good, free j
advertising will be lost to those pooT. j
dear, abused souls.
I
Every citizen of Boise interested in
the cause of unionism should sub
scribe for The Gem Worker, the paper
that is working, in season and out of
season to uphold the dignity of those
who toil.
We earnestly solicit your
patronage in this respect, and what
ever confidence you place in us to S
uphold the banner of the
j
cause we
have elected to
espouse we assure you I
will not be misplaced. Don't fail to
get your name on our list of subscrib
ers and aid us in our efforts to make
this business a success.
The business man or firm who ad
vertise in The Gem Worker take that
method of inviting the trade of union
labor. By their patronage they
terially aid in the upbuilding of the
paper and demonstrate their friend
liness to organized labor,
therefore, be a great pleasure, as well
as in tile nature of reciprocity for
every reader of The Gem Worker to
read our advertising columns each
week and patronize our advertisers.
We would also greatly appreciate it if
in making purchases you would say I
saw your advertisement in The Gem
Worker.
ma
lt should.
The Building Trades Council of
Baker»fiel\fi Cal.^ has introduced
novel scheme. They are inviting out
siders, that is, men who are not mem
bers of organized labor, to preside at
their meetings. It will help to allay
the feeling that our ways are dark
and devious. The regular order of
business is gone through with, the
same as if the regularly elected of
ficials were presiding, and every mem
ber expresses his views and acts just
as though nothing out of the ordinary
were taking place. Trade questions
and trade differences are handled, and
any trouble needing attention is at
tended to in the regular and ordinary
manner. Up to date there has not
been a single member of the building
Council of Bakersfield caught with a
uocket full of dynamite.
Their pock
ets are ,the receptacles for cob pipes,
'hewing tobacco and loose "change,"
>eings v even if they are
tf a union card.
possessors
TURN ON THE LIGHT.
From the quiet manner in which
the passage of the Clayton bill was
received by the press of the nation it
might seem to those who have not
studied the measure that it was but
a piece of ordinary legislation—a sop
to the workingmen. But when the
real meaning of the law is understood
by all it cannot but be regarded as
one of the most just pieces of legis
lation that was ever consummated at
the national capital.
By the interpretation of judges
(and wholly against the intent of the
framer) the Sherman anti-trust law
had been held to lie against organiza
tions of workmen, and the labor of a
human being was therefore nothing
more or less than a commodity—an
article of commerce. That such was
the case, the wording of the law clear
ly indicates:
"That the labor of a human being
is not a commodity or article of com
merce. Nothing contained in the
anti-trust laws shall be construed to
forbid the existence and operation of
organizations, instituted for the pur
pose of mutual help, and not having
capital stock or conducted for profit,
to forbid or restrain individual
members of such organizations from
lawfully carrying out the legitimate
objects thereof: nor shall such or
nagizations or the members thereof,
be held or construed to be illegal com
binations or conspiracies in restraint
of trade, under the anti-trust laws."
The language is clear-cut and is
susceptible of but one construction.
We can now carry on our legitimate
and worthy work without the fear of
annoyance from our enemies.
There is not, and will not be, any
disposition on the part of organized
labor to be "chesty" over the passage
of the Clayton bill. No advantage
will be taken of its protecting influ
ence or provisions. We think Presi
dent Wilson pretty nearly voiced the
sentiment of all those concerned
when, in writing, to Representative
Underwood, he said:
"Incidentally, justice has been done
the laborer, his labor is no longer to
be treated as if it were merely an in
animate object of commerce, discon
nected from the fortunes and happi
ness of a living, human being, to be
dealt with as an object of sale and
barter. But that, great as it is, is
hardly more than the natural and
inevitable corollory of a law whose
object is individual freedom and initi- j
ative as against any kind of private
domination."
The words of Abraham Lincoln
of
of
of
or
to
to
to
of
of
of
must have' rung in the ears of those
legislators as they were casting their
ballots which crystallized into law
such a just enactment. Lincoln said:
"Capital is the fruit of labor, and
j could not exist if labor bad not first
j existed,
Labor, therefore, deserves
I much the higher consideration."
It has always been the contention
of the workers that human rights
should receive prior and higher con
sideration than property rights. That
such will he the rule henceforth is,
indeed, a healthy indication.
S
Business is on a lively revival. The
j country is beginning to feel the stim
ulus of the vast wealth to be realized
from the enormous crops, which arc
finding ready markets at high prices.
The farmers will lie spending hund
reds of millions of dollars more than
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ever before. They have commenced
already. Their crops are worth six
hundred million dollars more than
those of last year.
Added to this natural good fortune
of big crops at high prices is the ex
ception 1 demand for American
factured goods, caused by the clos
ing of European sources of supply.
South
manu
America,
Africa, the East and West Indies and
all the neutral counties are sending
their buyers here,
Boise is going to share in these
good times also. With the Barber
Lumber Company's
completed in a short time and their
mill running a new pay-roll will be
established that Boise has
joyed before. $45.000 has been
propriated for an addition to theatost
office and other business buildings
being planned. That the Boise-Win
Australia. South
new railroad
never en
ap
:ir.
nemucca Railroad will be under
struction in a short time is almost an
assured fact.
con
The wheels of com
merce will soon be spinning and
is the time to prepare for the best
times we have enjoyed for years.
If you owned a dry farm which
fairly productive without irrigation
because of the sub-irrigation from
your neighbor's ditch, but which could
be made to produce still greater
by irrigation, and your neighbor was
anxious to have you join in*keeping
up his ditch, not asking a single cent
from yon only your proportionate
share of the upkeep, you'd think the
rrfattcr over add conclude to join him.
wouldn't you? You'd do this if for
no other reason than to help him bear
crops
the burden of upkeep, relying nppn the
increase of crops, to say nothing of
the feeling that you were acting
"square" with hint, to more than re
pay you. You'd do it, because, in the
first place, if it wasn't for his ditch
your land would be worth very little,
and his work in putting in the ditch
was what made it possible to obtain
almost normal crops front your land.
You want to be fair, and so you would
say to him, "It's Jake with me." If
you are working at a trade and get
ting nearly the scale, because the
union has established a standard of
wages that must be met, don't you
think it would be better for you to
say to your neighbor. "I'm going to
be with you. If it wasn't for the rate
of wages you boys have established,
all of us would be working for much
less, and even though I am getting al
most the scale, still I am honest
enough, and sensible enough to know
that if you boys were not organized
none of us could get even wdiat I am
getting, so here goes. I am with you.
it
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is
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If you want to boost for the cause
of unionism, don't fail to boost for
The Gem Worker, the Local champ
ion of the cause of labor. Help to
make this paper the publication that it
should be and it will do its duty in
its chosen field.
The laboring man or woman who
joins a union from purely selfish mo
tives will he a drone in the hive and
would better not be there. Be a true,
active unionist and your union will
profit through your membership.
The money paid in as dues to a
union is the best money you ever
spent and will bring the greatest re
turns. It beats a savings bank both
ways and back. It keeps alive
the agency that is striving for you
365 days in the year and makes 5%
look like a rusty dime in the Phila
delphia mint.
There will be one real "live" one in
the next California legislature. Editor
Harris of the Bakersfield Labor
Journal was elected to the assembly
at the recent election, and from the
way he dips his pen it is reasonably
certain that he will not be altogether
a wall flower in that august body
when they get down to grinding out
laws for the commonwealth.
Local News Items.
A little cold weather is just right
when it's mixed with the Holidays.
Dr. Geo. Willis of the Globe Optical
Co., is in a serious condition at a
local hospital. Mr. Willis has an af
fection in one of his ears which was
operated on some weeks ago.
A Chrismas present worth while
can be found at the Standard Furniture
Company's big store.
An up-to-date assortment of useful
Holiday goods are being displayed at
the Idaho Hardware & Plumbing Co.'s
store.
A useful Christmas present for your
sweetheart or someone elses can be
found at Coffin's Hardward store.
You'll find the union label on the
shoes you buy at the Guarantee Shoe
Store.
Why not buy a nice bed room set
for your Xmas gift. Pugh-Jenkins has
them and other things too.
The Toggery will make you a Xmas
present of ten per cent discount on
all goods bought during Christmas
week.
The Western Pacific is reported to
be advertising for contracts on the
Boise-Winnemucca railroad.
Just received a fresh line of Holi
day slippers at the Guarantee Shoe
Store.
A new flash-light is on display at
the Globe Optical Company. The
light will burn continuously for 100
hours on one battery which only costs
35 cents. S
Some nice warm furs for Christmas
are always appreciated. The Austin
Furrier and Millinery have them.
IDAHO HARDWARE & PLUMBING CO.
UNITED
PLUMBING AND HEATING
718-720 Idsho Street.
Phone 12
MORLER'S CYCLER Y
Agent (or Indian Motorcycles end all
leading Bicycles. Motor Cycle and Bicycle
Repairing A-Specialry
211-213 North Ninth Strait
MR. ADVERTISER:
I am prepared to make all kinds
of drawing for your future cuts.
If you are'not satisfied with your
present cut or your printers mode
of advertising—let me know. My
!' prices are reasonable and I
will
absolutely guarantee satisfaction.
No advance charges. Call 348
leave your order with The Mer
chants Printing Co., 9th and Main.
or
LYLE M. ROWELL
Alias Summons For Publication
In the District Court of the Third Judicial
District of the State of Idaho, in and
for Ada County.
LEONARD E. CHEEK,
Plaintiff,
VS.
JESSIE CHEEK,
Defendant,
THE STATE OF IDAHO SENDS
GREETINGS TO
JESSIE CHEEK, the above named
defendant.
You are hereby notified that
plaint has been filed against you in the
District Court of the Third Judicial Dis
trict of the State of Idaho, in and for
the County of Ada by the above named
plaintiff. This action is brought to
cure a decree of divorce, dissolving the
bonds of matrimony now existing be
tween plaintiff and defendant on the
ground of the defendant's willfull and
continuous desertion of the plaintiff for
more than one year last past; and for
general relief: all of which more fully
appears from plaintiff's complaint, a copy
of which is served herewith, hereby
referred to and made a part hereof.
And you are hereby directed to appear
and answer the said complaint within
twenty days of the service of this sum
mons if served within said Judicial Dis
trict and within forty days if served
elsewhere; and you are further notified
that unless you so appear and
said complaint within the time herein
specified, the plaintiff will take judgment
against you as prayed in said complaint.
Witness my hand and the seal of said
District Court, this 12th day of Novem
ber, 1914.
Stephen Utter, Clerk,
By Otto F. Peterson, Deputy.
T. J. Jones, Attorney for plaintiff, resid
ing at Boise, Idaho.
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We Can Please You. Give Us
A Trial Order
Phone 810
1418 Grove St.
Extra Baking
for Christmas
will be easily done
il you
Cresent
Baking Powder
IT RAISES THE DOUGH
and leaves it light, moist
and tender
25c
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—THE
Big Watch and Jewelry
SALE
Of the Hesse Jewelry Store wjll
Save you Money in Watches,
Clocks, _ and 'Jewelry.
Investigate.
Better
Strother -Blackstone Co.
Successors to Con W. Hesse
Gold end Silversmiths
727 Main St, Boise
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Says the Wise Old Owl
• t( ? deal with a £ ood bank and the best bank I know
is the Pacific National Bank who has capital , surplus and
fits of $450,000.00. They pay 4
pro
, , „ , _ - PW cent interest on time de
posits and have Safe Deposit Boxes for $3.00 per year where
valuable papers, jewelry, etc., can be kept away from fire and
thieves. It will pay you to get acquainted with the
Pacific National Bank
U. S. Depository
IDAHO BUSINESS FIRMS WHO
DESIRE TO BE KNOWN AS
FRIENDLY TO ORGAN
IZED LABOR.
BAKERIES.
Capital Bakery, 717 Main St. Phone
407 W
HEALTHFUL BRE£D
Imperial Bakery, 922 Front Street.
BANKS AND TRUST COMPANIES.
Idaho Trust and Savings Bank, 10th
and Main Streets.
Pacific National Bank, 9th and Main
Streets.
Idaho National Bank.
BREWERIES
Idaho Brewing & Malting Co., Phone
445.
BUTCHERS
Idaho Provision & Packing Company,
«316 Idaho Street.
COAL DEALERS.
Boise Commission Co., 814 Idaho
_ St. Phone No. 1.
CIGAR STORES & MFGS.
Tobacco Shop. Geo. Brewer, Prop.
625 Main St.
lohn Jedlick. 613 Main Street
CLEANING AND DYING
The Pantorium, C. W. Morris, Mgr.
611 Main Street, Bell phone 1025.
City Dye Works, 1509 No. 13th street
Branch, 923 Idaho street.
The Commercial Tailors, cleaning,
pressing and dyeing; suits made to
order. 107 so 9th, Yates big.
CLOTHING STORES.
Golden Rule Store.
"Make it Right Store."
M. Alexander.
Ninth and Main.
St.
McLeod & Johnson,8th St., Opp. City
Hall. Phone 1205.
The Toggery, 706 Idaho St
EYESIGHT SPECIALISTS
Dr. H. A. Grossman, 927 Main street.
FUNERAL DIRECTORS.
Schreiber & Sidenfadetj, 609-611 Ban
nock St. Phone 130.
FURNITURE BOUGHT AND SOLD.
People's Furniture Store, 1018 Main
Street.
FURNITURE MOVING.
Graves Drayage Co., 202 So. 10th St.
GROCERIES.
The People's Commissary. 118 N.
9th street.
Chas. Norwood, 321 No. 8th St.
HATTER.
Ed Zimmerman Exclusive Hatter Opp.
Post Office.
HARNESS
F. H. Riedie & Co., 1521 Main Street.
HAY, GRAIN AND FEED.
Central Commission Co., 814 Idaho St.
LAUNDRIES
Idaho Steam Laundry, 1500-02 Main St
Troy Laundry Co., Phone 810.
LIQUORS—WHOLESALE.
Capital Liquor Co., 808 Idaho St.
Dan Brown Sc Co.. 714 Main St.
R. R. Dodge, 619 Main street.
LIQUORS—RETAIL.
I. D. O. Bar. C.
Prop. 625 Main St.
Banquet Saloon, 718 Main
Irrigator Bar, 523 Main St. Phone
1011 W
Midway Bar, 630 Main St.
Mfller &• Phelps, 610 Main St., Boise
MUSIC HOUSES.
Sampson Music Co. Everything in
music. 815 Main St, Phone 58-j.
MEAT MARKETS.
W. Braguiner,
Walnut Meat Market, W. F. Koeh
ler, Prop. Phone 565, 623 Main
MANUFACTURING JEWELER.
Strother & Blackstone, 727 Main
MONEY TO LOAN
Northern Trust and Savings Company,
C. B. Coxe, Mgr. Yates Bldg.
OSTEOPATHS.
Dr. Walter S.
Kingsbury,
228 Idaho Bldg. Phone 337
PAINT AND PAINTERS.
Austin Sign Shop.
1010 Main Street.
RESTAURANTS
Creamery Cafe, 725 Main St.
SECOND HAND FURNITURE.
Pioneer Furniture Co., 1112 Main.
Phone 713-W.
LIGHT AND POWER.
Idaho Power & Light Co, Phone 122.
SECOND HAND GOODS.
Yerrington Sc Williams, 1418-20 Main.
SHOE STORES.
The Wallace Co., Selz—Royal Blue
Store. Shoes for Everybody. 804
Main.
SHOE REPAIRING
Boise Shoe Hospital, 116 No. 9th St.
Riebe St Cooper, 720 Main St.
STREET RAILWAYS
Idaho Traction Company, 7th and
Bannock street.
WATCH REPAIRING.
Fowler the Watch Man, 210 No. 8th.
PEASLEY TRANSFER &
STORAGE CO.
Office 9th & Grove.
Phone 73
A F riend of the Laboring Man
Want« Your Patronage
'9&T
CAPITAL LIQUOR CO.
A Store—Not a Bar,
708 Idaho St.
Phone 875
Dr. Chin Man Sui
711 Idaho St., Boise, Idaho
Cures «^Diseases of Both
Men and. Wo men
Graves Drayage
Furniture Moving
STORAGE
All Kinds of
DRAYING & STORING
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f e Buy and Sell Second Hand Goods
Motor truck for
moving Pianos
202 South 10th Street.
PHONE 180
FOWLER
THE WATCH MAN
Wstch Repairing. Large Assortment of Precious
Stones.
ings and Jewelry Made to
Order to Please You—Not Us.
210 No. 8th St. Boise
Expert Shoe Repairing
Modern Machinery. Work Done Promptly.
BOISE SHOE HOSPITAL
Moore & Son, Props.
307 N. 8th
After All
The Toggery
It Pays to
Trade at
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NOTHING "STALE"
706 Idaho Street.
NOTICE
Yerrington & Williams
Phone 562J
1418-1420 Main
GLOBE OPTICAL
Co., 908 Main, phone
23; specialiats in fit
ting glasses. Dr. P.
A. Simmons, Mgr.
NOTICE,
To all creditors of the Idaho Labor
Herald that from and after this date
the present management will collect
and be responsible for all accounts and
•bligations. All obligations owing and
contracted by the Idaho Labor Her
ald prior to this date, the former man
agement will be responsible for.
Dated, at Boise, Idaho, this 10th
day of Nov., 1914.
(Signed.)
JOHN ALDEN.
A Fact
No guess work when we
take a contract or sell you
supplies. Fair treatment and
fair prices always.
StarPaintCo.
913 Id&ho Street.
Phone 971

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