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W O K K -1 10 X'S ADVOOA T 1.
t ORGANIZED LABOR. WEEKLY MEETING OF THE CENTRAL LABOR FEDERA TION. Organization of New rn'mns - I'm If im'ss of the 1 i an Vanillic is A Mm Hour Workday in .) Shops Sellout's ol New Vtuk Coat Mukers lUsses Exposed The Uoehcster Lock out anil Capitalist Solidarity in that ( ity-The I utlia Wharf llrewinsr Co. ltojeottetl Hitllciilli. s nitli tlie K nick r Ixieker Kith in? Co. A delegate of tin Piano Y.imisliers presided, and (Hit' of tlie Hoxinukers ai'lt'il hi vice-president at last Sunday's meeliiiji nf tlie C. L. F. New creden tials were presented from the Jewish Painters and the Carriage Painters ami Joiners Uritneh No. ,rii;i were presented and the delegates were admitted. Tlie Arbitration I'oiinniitee reported in the Ilaeket ease that the firm had de elareii it had never done or intended tloin iiulit against the menihcin of the unions represented in the ('. L. F, Provision was made for the distribu tion of tiekets for the concert that is to he given on Sunday, the iMst instant, ut t'larendon ILdl for the benefit of the striking piano makers of New York, and the locked out shoemakers of Iloehester. The Socialist Lioder Tafel and the 1 ra matic Association Lassaile w ill perform on the occasion, The Committee on the Prohibition Amendment reported progress, There were many points in dispute touching the legal interpretation of the statute, The linal report will he made next Sun .lay, Upon motion of the Brewers' Union the hoyeott against the India Wharf Brewery waa endorsed without debate. An invitation was extended by the union to all the delegates to attend its concert ami hull next Saturday at the Brookly n Laliorj Lyceum. The Barbers' Union withdrew its card from the following barber bosses: Fach enlaub, No. 1 501 Ave. A; Chas, Drum, No. 1992 Second Ave,; Arthur Bergen, No. 8450 North 3id Ave. The union asked for and obtained the appointment of speakers for its mass-meeting at Lin coln Hall. In the case of the Knickerbocker Brewery it wan reported that the drivers of the concern had not yet joined tlie union. Only four represented then;, nelves. One was accepted, one was re jected, and the other two refused to submit to the penalty. The Shoemakers' Union reported upon the lock out of tlie Rochester shoemak ers that Rochester manufacturers, who were not engaged in tlie shoe industry, had offered financial assistance to the firm of Cox, in whose shop the strike had begun, out of fear that a victory for the shoemakers would encourage other workingmen in tlie city to organ ize, likewise. The Rochester delegates urged the necessity for strong financial assistance to the men locked out. The Waiters reported that theSwabian festival was to take place in Sulzers' scab park. A committee was appointed to acquaint the Bavarian Volks-Fest Association with the fact that Sulzer's Park is a scab concern, and to urge it, in the name of the C. L. ., not to incur the error of the Cannstadler Volks-Fest. The Architectural Iron Workers' Union donated $ 10 to the Piano Varnish ers. It also asked for the grounds upon which Ilohensee was refused admittance as a delegate. The secretary was in structed to furnish such information, The Building Trades desired information as to whether it was permisible that Hohensee should otliciate both as secre tary and delegate of the BuildingsTrade. The Chair decided this to be unallow able. After an extensive debate it was resolved that the dicision of the Chair be communicated to theBuilding Trades' Section in writing with a statement of the impropriety there was on the part of a constituency to recognize pei sons which the central body had rejected as dangerous to harmony. It as further resolved that all credentials to the Build ing Trades' Section should lie submitted to ihe Federation before the admission of the delegates to the Section. The Tailors' Progressive Union No. 11 reported that on the 1st and 3rd Satur days of each month they hold a mass meeting for the discussion of economic and political questions. The union also submitted two circulars, in one of which the tailors were invited by a certain United Corti, Manufacturers' Association to at tend a meeting at Py thagoras Hall, on December 14, in order to co-operate with the bosses, tlut is to say, osten sibly to discuss with t.'iem in fact, how ever, to listen to then ;"ations. The other circular emanate 1 f ro n a certain Coatnukers' Protective Association of New York, which likewise invited the operators to a meeting at 71 Suffolk Ptreeton Wednesday, and at Pythagoras Hall on Saturday evening. It was under stood both organizations aimed at cap turing the operator) for their own pur poses. The engine rs reported that thev had 'endeavored to organize the stokers and engineers of the Knickerbocker Brewing I'ii., among whom the chief engineer ! Hennessey had two years Iwfore, during the general brew ers' lock-out, acted as a I scab recruiter for the bosses. Upon mo- tion from the Brewers' Uni' n. the Arbi j nation Commit lee was instructed to (open the question anew with the heads ! of the Knickerbocker Brewery. The Piano Varnishers reported that j they had introduced the nine hour work- I or I ,1 I nay ill .J suops, will) n; suineis weie yet out of work. Steinway had engaged a number of scabs, and in several other shops the workingmen had refused Ioko out. In 11 shops the work-day is still 10 lours long. The union urges all labor organizations, able to do so. to give their financial aid towards enabling it to induce the men in the 10 hour shops to strike and thus to carry on the move ment with good prospects of success. The Jewish painters complained about the ( iermati painters, said to be driving the former fiom their shops. A com mittee as appointed to ask for an ex planation from the Herman Painters and to induce them to recognize the Jewish Painters' Union which had been organ ized by the C. L. F. The Architectural Iron Workers re ported they had organized an English branch which meets on Wednesday s at the Scliuetzen Halle in East 2:id street. The Committee on Organization re ported the organization of the f urniture porters and sandi aperers. This body had elected its oflicers and was to be known as the Porters' and Sandpaperers' Union; its next meeting was to be on Saturday at Pohlman's Hall. The Committee also reported upon the meeting of the butchers that was held the day before at Belter's Hall. The meeting was a success. A bill of expenses was banded which will 'be honored provisionally by the Federation, but which, after three months, is to be reimbursed by the Butchers' Union The Committee was directed to or ganize tlie drivers of the baker wagons and of the Atlantic Yeast Co. Jt was ordered that the Mayor be requested in writing to veto t he resolu tion of the Board of Aldermen touching the project of tunneling the East and North Rivers. A committee was appointed to invite Carpenters' Union No. 49? to join the Federation. The session closed at 7.30 p. in. SOCIALIST ACTIVITY IN BOS TON. New KerruitN New Linen ol' Argument Sternly ProieMi. The three Sections of the S. I,, P. in Boston are keeping up their efforts, ea1!) in its own way, to further tlie cause of Socialism in the metropolis of New Eng land. We hear of good work being done in this direction, both by our Jew ish and our (ierman comrades. Our American comrades are as unflagging as ever in their endeavors to push forward the work of agitating the principles of our party, believing firmly that such endeavors are very important to hasten the better times that will come to all under Socialism. On Sunday evening, Nov. 28, M. C. J. Ryan, one of our Lynn comrades, was the lecturer at the weekly agitation meeting of the Ameri can Section in (irand Army Hall. His subject was: "The Nationalization of the Railways." It was Comrade Ryan's first public effort on a Socialist platform, and if we are not mistaken, on any platform, Tim lecturer showed ability; he evi dently had worked out the subject mat ter carefully and clearly, and he gave promise of rendering valuable service on the Socialist rostrum, The following Sunday, Nov. Ii0, Com. rade David Taylor lectured before the same body on: "Thanksgiving Day Under Capitalism, Versus Thanksgiving Day under Socialism." The speaker went considerably into the history of our country, particularly the early his tory of New England, described the con ditions of life of our Puritan forefathers 250 years ago, when Thanksgiving Day was first instituted in our land and con trasted those conditions with the con dition of thing to day when the coun try is virtually a plutocracy a fact most serious and portentous and which n ore than any fact serves to make our so called Thanksgiving Day little more than a hollow sham. He, pointed to the fact that the Puritan fathers in tlet ing from the shores of England to the shores of New England not only hoped to escape from religious tyranny but also from economic tyrany. Once on these shores, thty had pet feet access to all natural resources if they could only keep the Indian with his tomahawk at bav. Their life was rude and simple and lacking in vanity, but if hostile In dians w ere kept away it was certain to be free from that poverty which curses the world ut the present time. Now it ! is not the Indian who threatens and en I dangers the prosperity of the dtseen j datils of the Puritan, but something infinitely more insiduous. crafty , treach- erous, and therefore vastly more menae I ing and dangerous. This something, 1 he said, was plutocracy, l rn in and ! brought up under compel ition endow ed with such gianuc strength that lo-tlajr it holds not only the -ople of New Eng. land but of the whole nation in its grip and subject to its behets. Wtiat was there for the people to be thankful for unless it was for the pnvdegeof wearing their chains and hearing them rattle? While theie weie some things in our history we might well be proud of, by comparison with many other things they are put in the shade and there was abun ihtnt cause for the reverse of gratitude on account of the w rongs w hich are con tinuously inflictt d nn the workers. Why should there be thanksgiving for the national prosperity, for the increase in the wealth of the nut ion: There was no sin h prosperity, no -uch wealth, h was all individual wealth. Were it really and tiulythe Nation's, there would be no miserable squalor and poverty in our land, but plenty would abound in Aery home, comfort on every hearth and deep and sincere thanksgiving would spring from every heart. Such a thanksgiving, lie predicted, would someday be realized under Socialism. When rent, profit and lliteiest would be litteily abolished, when voluntary as well as en orced idleness Would be done away w ith and the duty and necessity of labor would be acknowledged by all. when each and tveiy citizen regarded it as his highest and noblest duty to labor and make whatever contribution be could to the wealth and prosperity of the collectivity, of the nation, because stu b prosperity ami wealth were Ins own, then for (he first time in our oountiy's history, there would be a genuine '1 haiiksgivuig Day; a thanksgiving, not of one class or section, enriched at the expense of an other, but of a people happy and free and united; a people w hose unity woil d be welded into one by the principle of each for all, all for each. NATIONALIST CLUB NO. 3. IiHliviilioillhiii Pillories 1 1 self. Last Sunday "Individualism" was (lie subject of the lectuie. It was delivered by Mr. O'Shea, who claims to bean ad herent of that "school". If it was tlie lecturer's intention to bring the weak ness of his "school'' into clear light, he accomplished his purpose excellently, (loverninent had done wrong, const quenily Government was inherently wrong; Jefferson had said a hundred years ago Oovernmt-iil w as a necessary evil; consequently a hundred years later (iovernuient was an evil w lib the "neces siiiy" left out; these weie the main points made and they brought the school of Individualism fully within the well-known definition of its being prim itive in its reasoning and r actionary in its tendency. The tl-bate that followed helped to make this clear, if such were needed. It witM shown that Ihe judgment of a hundred years ago could not lie binding to day ; and tha', as to the (iovernment argument, upon parity of reasoning, man himself should be done away with be cause all evil had come from him. Moreover, the Jt ll'ersonian alleged quo tation was shown to be no quotation at all, but a full fledged mis quotation arid misinterpretation of all of Jefferson's teachings. "Socialism" will be the subject of the next lecture by Mr. Robert Winston on next Sunday, at 111 West 11th street at 3 p. m. THE NATIONAL FAIR. The National Fair for the benefit of the Workmkn'sAdvocatk promises to lie a great success. The demand for tickets comes from all sides, and the number of these now issued already reaches 20,000. If every Comrade does his duly proportionately with those that have so far stepped forward, there can be no doubt the Party will be enabled to meet the additional efforts required from it through the fresh impetus the move nient has received. The follow ing is a list of the contributions from the respec tive Sections sent in to date toward the purchase of gifts : Evansville $ 5.00 Allentown H.00 Albany 10 00 Boston (Germans) 2" Oil (ireylock .r.0' Roch-ster 5.00 Detroit 10.0(1 Taunton 5. ISO Paterson 5,00 Brooklvn (Germans, lSihWard) lO.On Springfield 1000 Comrade Laeple, Allentown, Perm. 7 i Comrade Reinaeh, N. Y r0 Buffalo 10.(H Indianapolis 20 00 Total 129 (in The Agitation Committee for Brook lyn, Karl Wtstphal, Chairman, receives donations at No. 01-07 Myrtle street. The National Executive ('oiumittee lilect. A joint meeting of all the Brooklyn Sections of the S. L. P., took place on the loth instant at the Labor Lyceum iu that city, with Conirade Chas.Ress in the chair, and John Lang as vice chairman, for the purpose of electing the new Executive Committee. The principal lepiesi ntalions were from Brookly n and Wdliam-burg. The report-, of the several Committees were first read, show ing the organization of 2' ( Ierman and five American Section- during the cour-e of the year, making K Ihe total of exi-tii.g Sections. The report of the Tie.vim-r showed that the rueipls amoiin't d to J,U1.51 and 1 be exp. uses to $!. t Is 70 '1 lie ile tion of ihe new Ex-cii'ive ( ' iin mittee thtn followed aid re-u'tedin the unanimous election of lieiij ). Grethch for Secretary, and for members of the Committee: Carl Ibsen, E. Paltheig, H. Kiihn. J. Griesbeck, J. Bordello. A I'lechsig, and L, Wagner. To the Board of Revision were chosen John Lang. Karl Kiilkmaii. and Karl Westphal. A committee was also chosen, to consist of Westphal, Klugeand Luiz, to organize an agitation in Brookly n in favor of the National Fair that i- to be held in New York for the bein tit of the Parly press. At the session of the newly elected National Executive Committee, on De cember 13, all the members were pre sent. Comrade Pattberg presided; Ilen was appointed Rt cording Secretary; Fleehsig and Wagener were placed on the Committee on Grievances: Kuhn and Bordollo, on that of Pamphlets; Pattberg and Kuhn, on that of the Par ty's Pres.-; and Griesbeck was chosen Treasurer. The outgoing National Executive was present and delivered the sum of $?;i,00 as the Agitation Fund, I he receipts, including the Finance Report amounted to $2-1.20: the expen dituies f 19.70. Comrade Schaefer made a report upnii his recent agitation tour in Hing haiiipton, and declared that organizer Ward, of the International Cigai mak ers' Union was doing all in bis power to prevent the establishment of a Section th- re, but that all Ward's ell'oits not withstanding, a Section was ready to he organizi d. A charter was granted to a new Sec tion in Staplefon, !St itcn Island, and to one in Dunkirk. The sum of $.ill.0n were appropriated for the Woitu mkn'k Apvocate. Con espondeiice was reci ived from St. Louis, Minneapolis, Sandusky, Buffalo, Boston and San Francisco. The meeting adjourned after these weie considered. J. lllSIN, Recording Scc'y. THE' COAVKNTION. Cwitiunctl from Jirxt "ii) and especially iu the States of Georgia, Alabama, Kentucky and Tennessee; a motion to came Congress to pass an effective Eight Hour law; a motion to abolish the Conspiracy laws; a motion to urge the legislatures to appoint female factory inspectors; a motion providing for an investigation of the "sweating" system in the clothing trade, , i:b special reference to school attendance, and finally, after a h'tigihy deb tie, a resolution that the miners be chosen as the trade to demand the eight hour workday on May 1, 190. The Convention rejected the proposals that politicians and other representatives of the capitalist class be not allowed to address future Conventions; and also that all addresses to the Convention be limited to union men. While mistaken judgments prevailed in many respects, yet on the whole, Ihe Detroit Convention marks progress. The delegates iu many instances w ere constrained to vote against their con victions by reason of their instructions, which were founded upon misappie hensions. But these misapprehensions cannot last, and (he prospects for a self respecting and intelligent labor movement are hiuce last week fairer than ever before. CENTRAL LABOR UNION. ChUIiIhk at SlrawH, and Mulling Awaj-Ht it Knpiil Kate. At last Sundays' meeting of the New Yolk Central Labor Union, over which Geo. W. Middleton presided it was re potted that 17 Unions are in arrears with their dues, and they will be suspended unless they pay before Jan, 1. Charles L. Mueller was elected dele gate, and Edward Conklin alternate to the New York State Workingmen'ii As sembly, whose annual convention takes place at Albany on January 20. The delegates received instructions to vote for the abolition of granite cutting in Sing Sing prison for the prohibition of tlie employment of Pinkerton's detec tives in the State and for the abolition of the conspiracy law. The Gotham Association of Knife cut ters asked for an endorsement of their boycott against J. M. My res Bros., 102 Franklin street, where the cutters are on st ike because the tiim discriminates against the employment of Hebrew h. Local Union No. 01, Brotherhood of Carpenters, whose delegate is the fa Don't Forget the Great Christmas Festival, CONCERT & BALL, ARRANGED BY THE SOCIALIST LABOR PARTY. TO HE HKI.I) ON DKOKMBKR Hv"), S: 2.7, lHO, CLARENDON HALL, I I 4 1 18 E. I3TH ST. A rihliii')'i." I.ihilntiou u ri )) Hirer n ? Ihlril)iiliu of I'rvsentx In li tliiUlrvn! The Exhibition nill open at 10 4, in., llee. '.'.. Hall eif-rj dening. t'O-OCKKATl'lN OK HKVKKAl. li A ! ATI" ' AM) SIN'IIN') KO IKI IKS. Ailmiiii to the 1 vliiliitinn. ott. To the Hull ..ii. rl. i: t'U., ' -il v K Kurort.) The Exhibition will close at 10 p. in., Saturday, Ihe. 27. mous "Jim" McKim, announced its withdrawal from (he C. L, U. The Coal Shovelcrs' Union reported that it will expel any member found patronizing the Grand Opera House and Madison Square Garden against w hich (lie C. L. U. has proclaimed a boycott for employing "scab" musicians; ami the non intercourse committee was in structed to strictly carry out the provi sions of the bo) cot i. Charles I,. Mueller was elected a mem Iht of the Legislative Committee and Ed ward Conklin w as placed on the Law Committee. .Advertisements. Just Out! Just Out! MANIFESTO or THE COMMUNIST PARTY. n Y Carl Marx and Fred jrick EngeL Authorize I Hmjlisli Tntiislnlion. Kdilnl anil Auuolutal luj t'niliiit'h I-'ihcIs. 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