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Incorporating Union Label Leagnie Bulletin
Published Weekly by
The Only Official Organ Endorsed and
Owned by Organized Labor in Denver.
Affiliated with State Federation of Labor.
Thle publication Is managed by the Busl-
Committee of the Union Label League
of Denver, and has no other authorized
The Business Commm.ee reset ves the
right to reject any or all advertisements.
Business Committee.
A Parish. August Beck. E. J. Hines,
Luella Simmons, E. R. Hoage.
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Address all communications to
W. j>. Henderson Secretary-Treasurer
Office 316 Enterprise Bldg., 15tb & Champa.
•P. O. Box 759. Phone Gallup 367.
Individual Subscription 31.00 Per Year
By Unions 60c Per Year
Publication Office 1748 Stout St.
Vol. IV. OCTOBER 22, 1909. No. 11
International League
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One of the best cases of being consist
ent was displayed by our men who made
up our special train of Colorado Boosters
yrhen they toured the state a couple of
weeks ago. The way they boost for Colo
rado was fully exemplified. Their mottoes,
which they were displaying, “Buy Colo
rado-Made Goods,” should of read, "Don’t
Do As We Do, but As We Tell You,” for
if all of the people in the various towns
through our state were like that august
body, we would have no use for Colorado
goods. Instead of them setting a good
example for others to follow, they seem
to think we Colorado workmen can not
produce as good goods as can be made
elsewhere. We can not understand why
people, who pretend to have their hearts
and souls wound up in the advancement
of our state, can at the same time send
to some other state to secure their goods.
We cannot understand why we, as the
citizens of our grand state, are any dif
ferent from the ones who compose our.
Boosters, and if the goods produced here
are not good enough for them, then why
should we be expected to use them? Are
they of a higher race than we, or what?
When our consistent body was making
preparations for their trip they found that
it was necessary to have some banners
and badges, so, of course, they set out
to get the things that were ncessary and
this same committee got very busy writ
ing East to see what they could do and,
of course, soon were advised as to what
the cost would be, and then these boost
ers sent out of our state and bought their
badges and all other tilings they needed
in that line. Of course we do not know
about the cigars they used on their trip,
but I think it a safe wager to say that
the most of them were of foreign make,
as we are very familiar with what some
of our boosters use at all times. We
think that before the men can go before
the public and tell them what to use they
will first have to start at home, and in
stead of being preachers of our duty to
our state, let them become real boosters
in action and execution instead of just by
mouth, and then we may begin to reap
the harvest and not until then.
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By Gus Brohm.
Mane good!
Cut out “if,” “could” and “should,’
And start in to saw wood.
You can still have the best
Things in life, like the rest
Of the men wbo’ve achieved
Just because they believed
In themselves. You’re deceived
If you think fortunes come
Willi a rattle of drums
An<l a fanfare of state
To hand yours on a plate
That isn’t the way
That she visits today.
You must get out and hustle and rustle
end brustle,
You need all your muscle, for-you’ve got
to tussle.
Plunge into the fight,
Hit to left and right,
And keep crashing and smashing.
Don’t let up with your striking
Till things meet your liking.
For God’s sake stop bawling—
Instead, do some mauling.
It makes the world bitter
To look at a quitter;
Fate scowls when she sees
A grown-up on his knees.
A man with his health
Is a mine Jammed with wealth,
Full of unexplored lodes.
Why, the freckled-back toads
Have the sense to keep Jumping—
And here you are frumping!
Come now, strike your gait—
It isn’t too late,
There’s no such thing as fate!
Drop that fool talk or “luck,”
Get a grip on your pluck.
And buck.
To grin
And win!
' Reasonable and Natural—No Man Has a 1
Right to Coerce Another. ;
The Steel Trust, with ils hundreds of I
millions of capital and enormous profits, !
and thousands of workmen, has built a
model city at Gary, Ind.
This is a wonderful and a beautiful in- i
dust rial achievement. It heralds the end
of the old brutal system of competition i
in industry and commerce, and it fore
shadows the future, in which emulation
and unselfishness shall replace both com- ■
petition and selfish organization.
The city is beautiful, the houses are I
model houses, the steel works are perfect
and modern. It is to he hoped that the
lives of the men will be as nearly perfect :
as may be under the selfish system of cap- i
italistic exploitation.
“It is to be hoped especially, for the
sake of peace, that there will be no fool
ish paternalism, no effort by the Steel ;
Trust owners to treat the workingmen as
It is announced that the workmen are
dissatisfied because, as they say, “they
cannot have their beer.” They demand
ihe right to live as they please, to spend
the money that they earn LIKE GROWN
UP MEN, and to have as part of their
diet the drink that they prefer.
This very question was taken up with
Mr. Gary, the head of the Steel Trust, be
fore his departure for Europe.
A luncheon was given in New York to
Mr. McAdoo, builder of the tunnels under
the North river, in honor of Baron Uriu,
the famous fighting commander of the
Japanese navy.
Many able and successful men in
American public life attended that
luncheon. There was James Speyer, the
big banker, and Mr. Schiff, another great
banker. There were men distinguished
in public office, big manufacturers. They
ate quickly, talked briefly, and went back
to their work.
Every man there (with very few, if any,
exceptions) was among the most distin
guished in his line of effort and known all
over the United States.
Every man there (with few, and per
haps no, exceptions) took with his
luncheon, as a natural part of it, a glass
or two of light wine or beer.
There was no thought, and no neces
sity, of saying to those men, “You
the little brown Japanese admiral up and
down the scale of successful men there
would only have been laughter if that
suggestion had been made.
What applies to one class of men in
America should apply to another. Bank
ers and Steel Trust managers, and Japan
ese admirals and statesmen, should be
permitted to have their glass of wine or
* beer; the worker in Gary, Ind., should
have the same right. AND THE PUB
A representative of this newspaper,
i who talked with Mr. Gary concerning the
alleged prohibition of different things in
the great Steel Trust city, learned that
this condition was not due to any action
by the Steel Trust.
It appears that that part of Indiana is
at present in the control of the prohibi
tion movement. We believe that it is not
the intention of the Steel Corporation to
prevent men from having reasonable free
dom. The great number of voters that
will he represented in that city will un
doubtedly be able to settle the question
for themselves. Certainly it would be
harmful and idiotic if they were com
, pelled to submit to the dictation and in
' tluence of a prohibition minority.
1 The advice of this newspaper to Mr.
! Gary and others was and is:
Facilitate the selling of light beer and
light wine, which will satisfy the work
men, and all temperate men and women,
Discourage in every possible way the
sale of whisky, and similar poisons, that
breed drunkenness.
1 The kind-hearted, well-meaning prohi
! tionist, sitting on his veranda fanning
himself, and wishing only good to the hu
man race, isn’t a good judge as to the
needs and the rights of the puddler, who
handles masses of molten metal, or the
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man who works exposed to the fiery heat
of a blast furnace.
Every sane and unprejudiced man
knows that if the workmen in Gary, or
anywhere else, cannot get their beer or
light, harmless wine OPENLY, they will
have their wh sky, and other vile poisons,
The laws of Indiana, or the land-own
ing power of the Steel Corporation in
Gary, may possibly prevent the workmen
iiom drinking light wines and beers, that
cannot be L.Jden, but must be sold open
ly. But if they do that, they will compel
those men to take whisky secretly, and
force drunkenness upon thousands that
would have been temperate if allowed to
be so.
The United States Steel Corporation
should use its influence to drive out of
Gary both tyrannical prohibition and pois
onous whisky.
A corporation worth hundreds of mil
lions, destined to take from the United
States thousands of millions in profit,
should render a great service and set
an admirable example in regard to the
vital temperance question.
It should fight whisky and all highly
alcoholic drinks in Gary as it would fight
smallpox or consumption.
It should maintain at its own expense
a fine public garden, with good music,
and there sell to workmen and their fam
ilies temperate, harmless drinks.
This is done all over Germany; it is
done in France, in Italy and in other tern
perate countries, AND IT OUGHT TO
The managers of the Sieel Corporation
are practical men, not dreamers. The
success of their great system will de
pend very largely on this question of ra
tional temperance, and sensible, liberal
government.— (Editorial from the Chicago
Evening American, Monday, Aug. 16, ’09.)
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Packed houses are nightly greeting the
Curtis Stock company at the Curtis the
ater, where the scenic melodrama, “A
Fighting Chance,” is being produced.
Next week’s bill is “Side-Tracked,” a
comedy-drama that is a scream from start
to finish.
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It beats them all —La Exploridad Hav
ana cigar. Manufactured by Livingston
Cigar Co.
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Smoke the La Belle cigar and boost
home industry.
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At this writing the Building Trades De
partment Convention is being held in
Tampa. Fla.
The first day was taken up with the
president's and secretary's reports.
The Credentials committee reported re
ceiving several credentials from local
central bodies and recommended that the
delegates be seated, that they have a
voice but no vote. The committee’s re
port was concurred in.
Mayor Wing of Tampa made a very
fine address of welcome. He said in part j
that the convention was meeting in one
of the best organized cities in America,,
that in localities where the workers were |
well organized business was always good; i
that where good wages were being paid
the entire community was better; that
where a city was poorly organized you 1
would find a city on the decline, and
where organized labor was in control con- i
ditions were much better; that our chil
dren of today will soon be our presidents, I
lawmakers and senators, and in order for
them to fully qualify we must be able to
give them a proper education, and the
same can only be done where the man
gets an honest day’s pay for his work.
President Kirby made several good rec
ommendations. Some of the main ones
were for the national and international of
ficers, that when they make a law they
should see to its enforcement, that in lo
calities where there are any unions out
side of the council that their national
will force them to affiliate; that in local
ities where there is a difference of opin
ion that they leave the subject for settle
ment to the heads of each department,
and all remain at work pending a settle-!
Many resolutions were introduced tend
ing to secure a closer alliance with each
of the building crafts. The main object
will be to prevent disputes arising from
a misunderstanding.
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The New York State Bureau of Labor c
statistics has been engaged in an In- t
vestlgation of trades union initiation t
Ices and dues and has just issued a c
valuable report on th< subject, a part
of which is here quoted:
Generally speaking, the principal in- r
come of trades unions is derived from f
initiation fees and regular dues. Mon- <
eys thus collected are in the main de- i
voted to administering the business af- i
fairs of the organizations, to the pay- r
ment of the sick and death benefits and i
(in cases where unions are affiliated with c
national or international labor associa- c
tions) to the payment of capitation t
taxes for the support of parent bodies.
Levies for special purposes are occas
ionally made. For example, the district (
council of the United Brotherhood of j
Carpenters and Joiners of Greater New t
York found it necesssary in August, i
1904. to Impose an assessment upon its
membership for the defrayal of the ex
penses of a trade dispute then in prog
ress. That levy extended over a period
oi thirty-eight weeks, during nineteen of
which each working member paid into
the treasury $1.50 per week, while for
! each of the remaining nineteen weeks 1
. the amount paid was $1 per member. 1
This netted about $261,000. As a further *
illustration of the need of such exac- *
, tions in an extreme emergency the ac- *
tion of the Typographical union No. 6
. of New York City may be cited here. 1
I In the year 1893 the effect incident to
. the introduction of linotype machines in *
L ' the composing rooms of the large metro- ’
. politan daily newspapers began to be (
felt by journeymen compositors in ‘bis 1
■ city, and statistics at time gathered '
and compiled by the officials of the un- i
. ion showed that in a brief period 662 (
members had lost their positions as a
result of the sudden change in the meth- ‘
od of production Quite a number of }
these printers had advanced to a stage
of life when they felt unable to master 1
what they considered to be a new trade. 1
Many younger men were also deprived '
| temporarily of a means of gaining a live- 1
, lihood. This occurred at a time when
! a severe industrial depression was (
sweeping the country, and the compos!- 1
, tors thus thrown into idleness when all ‘
industries were paralized by the panic
failed to obtain employment at other 1
occupations. As a consequence mere
ensued the greatest suffering ever ex- 1
perlenced in the printing industry. It '
therefore devolved upon the local typo
graphical union to devise measures to '
. relieve the distress occasioned by this
lisplacement of hand labor, and on Oct.
I 1, 1893, a plan to c reate an unemploy- '
. inent fund was put into execution. Mem
. hers at work were required to contribute
. a certain proportion of their weekly 1
earnings for this object. The assess
.jment then inaugurated continued lor
exactly fourteen years, during the great
. or portion of which it consisted of l per
i "ent. of the wages earned, and the ag
. gregate amount realized and disbursed
, 7/as $532,551.55. •
Ninety-five per cent of the 2,459 un
ions in New York state sent in answers
. to the questions propounded by the sta
tistical bureau of the state department
of labor as to initiation fees. The figures
ranged from 25 cent , charged by a few
organizations in the clothing industry
and public employment, to S2OO fixed by
two unions in the constructive indus
try. During a single year 74,778 new
members were accepted by 2,223 unions,
and these initiates paid $675,105.85 for
admission, or an average of $9.03.
Every trades union has Its own meth
od of collecting dues, some organizations
requiring payment weekly, others
monthly, quarterly, emi-annually or an
The lowest amount, of dues demanded
was 50 cents per year by an associa
tion of stationary engineers, while the
maximum reached $lO monthly, which
an organization of flint glass cutters
and workers required to be paid. The
average monthly rate for the 403,032
members affiliated with the 2,329 unions
reporting in the combined Industries was
65 cents.
An interesting fact developed In the
Inquiry was that the percentage system
of levying dues has gained some favor
in this state, fourteen unions having
successfully Inaugurated this plan of
gathering their revenues on a certain
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basis of the earnings of their 2,577 mem
bers whose payments varied from 1 per
cent to 3 per cent of the wages earned.
Among them were three unions of hat
ters, one of gold pen makers, eight of
compositors and two of glass women*.
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Label League meeting held Friday
night with one of the largest attendances |
for some time. There was much business
of importance transacted. The various I
unions reported a steady growth. A com- j
muuication was received from the Inter
national Brotherhood of Electrical Work-1
ers stating that their convention had just
closed and they are putting forth extra |
efforts to bring the seceders back into 1
the fold.
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Next week the stock company at the
Curtis will offer the best of all “tramp”
plays, “Side-Tracked," a comedy-drama
that for 14 years has been the standard j
in its own particular line.
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. Smoke La Exploridad Havana cigars.

To successfully fight the battles of la
bor requires courage of a high order. The |
wage-earner without means who goes on j
strike for more pay or to resist reductions
in wages, and does it without flinching,'
is brave.
It is such as these who have made
Unionism what It is today.
It sometimes requires, or has required
high moral courage to even be identified i
with Unionism in localities where hostile \
commercial interests are in control, and
are unscrupulous enough to manipulate j
the police, the courts, and the law to !
serve their ends regardless of the rights I
of citizens.
Sometimes in strong union centers feel
ing among union men may run high upon
a certain issue, and to hold views oppo-!
site to the majority may be unpopular,
but if a member is honest in his convic-1
tion he is entitled to respect providing he
is not running counter to the law of bis
It is the strong men with the courage
of their convictions, who have refused
lo be scared by the employers, or by
commercial interests, or by their fellow
workers who have built up the union
The quitter never won a strike, nor es
tablished a right, nor a union, nor caused
a principle to be adopted.
The quitter seeks to avoid trouble even
by abject surrender.
He seeks to sugar coat the union pill
to tickle the palate of commercial Inter
ests regardless of the rights Involved.
In controversial matters, when his as
sociates divide sharply in opposing
groups, he seeks some middle or compro
mise ground, in vain hope that he can
please both sides, and consequently has
the respect of neither.
He lias the brains of a Jelly fish and
the backbone of an angleworm.
He is deeply susceptible to flattery and
| a pat on the back by employing interests
will cause his chest to expand wonder
Like a steam engine without a gov
ernor ho has no control over his own j
speed, and while a glimmer of reason i
might tell him he had a conviction and
ought to fight for it. his legs will run
away from him faster than he can think.
If it is a strike he is liable to come In
the back door before the last of his asso
ciates have gone out by the front.
In a controversy among his associates
he can perform the acrobatic stunt of sit
ting on a fence and hanging over both
sides at one and the same time.
He is not the stuff of which martyrs
1 are made.
He has not a single heroic figure In
the history of the whole world.
1 Men of conviction, of purpose, of reso
■ lutlon, determination and tenacity are the
5 ones who make history,
i The quitter is of very little übo any
-1 where and least of all in the trade union
5 movement.
: His vacillating views and sail trimming
1 methods win for him the contempt of his
5 associates.
Some one has said “The Almighty
* hales a quitter.”—Shoo Workers’ Journal.
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Next week at the Curtis theater “Side-
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