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Incorporating Union Label Lcataie Bulletin
Published Weekly by
xnrxov label league no. i or
Tlie Only Official Organ Endorsed and
Owsod by Organized Labor in Denver.
with State Federation of Labor.
This publication Is managed by the Busi
ness Committee of the Union Isabel Ueagut
of Denver, and has no other authorized
The Ruslneso Committee reserves th*
right to reject any or all advertisements
Business Committee.
A. Parish. August Beck, E. J. Hines,
L<uella Simmons, E. R. Honge.
Address all communications to
W. D. Henderson Secretary-Treasurer
Office 216 Enterprise Bldg., 15th & Champa.
I». O. Box 750. Phone 3057 Main.
Individual Subscription SI.OO Per Year
By Unions GOc Per Year
Publication Office 1748 Gtout St.
Baines Bros., Publishers.
Phone, Champa 771.
Vol. IV. DECEMBER 3, 1909. No. 17
International League
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L # apui No. 1, Denver, Colo. H
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Leagrio No. 2, Pueblo, Colo. H
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League »o. 3, Salt Dak® City, Utah. H
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Deaipi® No. 4, Winnipeg, Manitoba. 4
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League No. S, Kansas City, Mo. 4
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Leogw# No. 6, St. Louis, Mo. 4
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League No. 7, Minneapolis, Minn. 4
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League No. 8, Peoria, 111. 4
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In our last issue, by an oversight, we
omitted the name of Brother M. Grant
Hamilton, general organizer for the A.
F. of L., as contributing the A. F. of L.
news item. We desire to make an apol
ogy for this and assure him it will not oc
cur again.
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In noticing the rapid growth and enthu
siasm that is being displayed by organized
labor all over the country, we think it high
time that Denver was beginning to devote
a little time and attention towards some
very important things that will be our only
ultimate succejfc. We notice throughout
the East, West, North and South that in
many localities where labor unions are in
existence they are beginning to elect men
to office on ttfe labor ticket. We note the
great success of California in the recent
election and know- no reason why Denver
should not be blessed with the same. The
way that we have heretofore struggled
along from year to year, combatting one
another in defense of old political parties
we have neglected to support our own lo
cality and permitted our neighbors to
show us our duty. For instance. Grand
Junction just recently elected a L nion La
bor mayor. We believe that if the Den
ver Labor Unions would get into the har
ness. start to organize labor ward clubs all
over the city, that within less than three
months’ time we would have our city so
well organized that we could go forward
and elect the majority of candidates for
the spring election; but in order to do so
we must throw the yoke of the 6ld parties
away and work for one common cause,
and with one aim in view and that is to
put into our various political offices men
from the ranks of labor, men who will be
free to do what is just and honest, men
who will have no dictator standing over
them with a club intimidating them, forc
ing and compelling them to do the bidding
of the various corporations. We do not
claim jhat our intelligence is greater than
others, but we do believe (in fact, history
has demonstrated it) that all over the
world where the working classes predom
inate, conditions in all lines of business arc
much better. We would recommend that
now is the time to start and not wait until
all nominations are made and the men be
come divided, but do it now, start the
movement, become a factor in the political
as well as the labor world, and then and
not until then can we expect to receive our
just and equal rights as human beings.
Were we to have men of minds broad
enough to thoroughly understand the first
constitutional amendment of the United
States we would not today be contesting
the right of free speech, free press and
free liberty, but to the contrary, we could
be devoting our time and money to the
ones who are needy. We could be con
tributing to the families whose children are
forced to work in the mills and unsanitary
work shops; could take them out of these
filthy holes, put them into schools and let
them grow up into womanhood and man
hood as strong physical people. These
young girls of ages from nine, yes, and in
some instances, less than that, who work
in the cotton mills, having their life-blood
sapped from their veins, could, when they
have attained their majorities, be women
able for motherhood instead of the weak
and crumbled-up physical wrecks they arc
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Tbi‘ Clgarmakern are not enjoying
very much prosperity at the present
lime, there being over 50 or them out of
employment. This undoubtedly seems
strange for this time of the year, as usu
ally this Is our busiest time. We cnn
not understand what makes trade so
j .'lack, with most all other merchanics
x being busily employed, business in gen
eral being up to the average and most
all other craftsmen enjoying prosperity.
*,e believe that if there would be a little ;
more practicing of home industry by |
those who preach it all the time and uot |
put forth their greatest efforts to sell!
' x reign-made goods, then the cigarmak
j is locally would be more steadily em
ployed. We are endeavoring at all time§
o spend our moinj >wards advancing
.ome products and think it would be not
, ore than just and lair ;o our home peo
ple that they would put forth their ef
forts to dispose of more Colorado-made
goods. We notice on big billboards
throughout the city, “BOOST FOR COL
GOODS.” We think it is high time that
ir .lie ones who have tiitse large displays
1 ‘ jcgin to practice a little of their preach
ing and when that is done we venture
r the statement that there would be
scarcely a man in the city who will not
be employed permanently instead of half
of the time as has been the ease the last
year in our city.
“ We sincerely hope that all our manu
facturers will begin to leali/.e the neces
sity of doing so and let us all be work
ing earnestly, honestly and faithfully for
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► The Bakers’ Union is having plenty of
work, increasing their membership very
£ j rapidly and in general becoming a strong
factor in the labor movement of Denver.
)* ; Their organization has shown wonderful
V j strides in the past six months and we
Mare pleased to announce that now they
£ have over 90 per cent, of the bakers in
Hour city in their organization and they
h think it will *be but a short time until all
V the bakeries will adopt the union label
r j and make it impossible for a man to buy
£ bread without the same being on it.
1 Machinists met Monday night with a
• very large attendance. They transacted
• a great deal of important business. Their
organization is showing a very rapid
■ growth since settling the trouble with
the D. & R. G. Many of the men who
were members of the Machinists’ Union
L before the trouble arose with the D. & R.
G. are now clamoring lor membership.
At this meeting they initiated three new
members, reinstated four and accepted
] four by transfer card. They donated SSO
j :o the B. & O. strikers and donated $lO
. r.o the striking Garment Workers in St.
Louis. Next Monday is their annual
, ' lection, when they expect to have one
of the largest attendance; in fact, the
! kali will be taxed to its fullest capacity
! for this important session. The C. & S.
( lias signed up the new contract with in
, crease of wages, giving machinists 40
cents per hour; giving an increase for
all helpers and apprentices and signed
lup with the Blacksmiths, Boilermakers,
■ Locomotive Pipemen and Coppersmiths. ,
Colorado Lodge No. 16, the appren- ,
ices, will give their annual ball at Gran
! ada hall, Dec. 3Jst.
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Owing to our hall being too small for ,
iir election we will hold the same in j
hall 300. Club building, Dec. 14th, at 6:30 <
p. m. A fine will lie put on all members j
vho are not present.
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For a mild, refreshing smoke try a I.a t
Belle. }
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i William D. Mahon, president of the -
j Amalgamated Association of Street and
Electrical Railway Employes, has sanc
tioned the proposed union of conductors t
■and motormen on the street car lines in i
New York and will go to New York from \
iiis headquarters in Detroit in a few days i
to organize the men. The new union l
will receive a charter that will entitle It <
to the support of the American Federa- r
tjen of Labor. Enrollment of members t
has already begun and 1,500 men are i
i said to have joined the movement. e
The label campaign of Philadelphia 1
Typographical Union has been waged in \
| S13JL5 & *18—
Positively an event without parallel at these prices. J
Garments formerly sold at $!8 OO, 20,00, 22 OO 8r 25.00.
These lots are small, in some instances they bring only one or
two garments of a kind, that’s the sole reason you can choose
Regular $18.00 and $20.00 Suits or Overcoats in all the new- C I Q "711 '
est wears and models at 4) I 0. /D (
Regular $22.50 and $25.00 Pine Hand Tailored Suits and C IQ Cfl
Overcoats in all the latest styles and fabrics at 4) I O DU
Clothiers to Men Who Know
such an aggressive manner that the po
litical candidates have ordered 24-point
labels placed on all printing used in con
nection with the? election this tall. Dur
j ing one month recently 33 business
j ousts were added to the list of those
I using label literature. Heretofore these
firms patronized nonunion printers ex
; Probably the largest percentage of
; workingmen in the trade unions of any
. country in Europe are to be found In
• Denmark and Sweden, Denmark
■ trade unions containing fully 50 per cent.
! of the toilers and Sweden about 3S per
i cent.
1 John B. Lennon, for many years secre
: tary of the Journeymen Tailors’ Union of
•> America, has considerable opposition for
- re-election, the younger and more radi
; cal element contesting his office. Len
• non is also treasurer of the American
t Federation of Labor and a strong and
l active delegate at the annual conven
t tions of that body.
The contemplated organization of the
- International Brotherhood of Railway
- Carmen and the National Car Workers
• would have a membership exceeding 60,-
i)00. which would place it numerically
among the foremost labor organizations
of America.
[ J. J. Crowley, president of the Wash
• ington Branch of the Granite Cutters.
; was elected u member of the Maryland
. House of Delegates, Tuesday, from the
I Capitol Heights district. The voters are
; to be congratulated upon their judgment.
Jere will make good.
The Boilermakers on the Southern Pa
cific and Oregon Railroad & Navigation
1 company line in Oregon are enjoying a
raise in wages of an average of a little
more than $7 per month.
The American Federation of Musicians
will, according to the statement of the
president of the organization. Mr. Joseph
N. Weber, who was recently in Indianap
olis. make an energetic fight against the
importation of professional musicians
from foreign countries, who come here
in bands, and there will be an attempt
to get Congress to extend the contract
labor law to such immigrants.
How would you like to try and support
a family on $3 per week? And yet that
is just what the cigarmakers in a non
union factory in Perth Amboy. N. J., are
trying to do. It is needless to say they
are very “independent.”
The Australian Seamen’s Union has
decided to send a representative to the
International Seamen’s conference, to be
held in Europe during next year.
The longstanding dispute with the Hoe
Printing Press Works and the Machin
ists’ Union has been settled, and this
concern will hereafter be run under j
union conditions. A substantial increase j
in wages goes with the agreement.
The American Federation of Labor
lias authorized the preparation of a bill
which will be introduced in Congress
soon after it convenes to establish a de
partment of labor with a secretary co
equal with the secretaries of other de- '
partments. 1
Structural iron manufacturers are '
talking about giving annual wage
bonuses in order to head off organization
of workers in their mills.
The membership of the Retail Clerks’ ‘
International Union grew from 5,000 to
50,000 between 1908 and 1909.
According to a plan now developing,
the International Association of Machin
ists expects to obtain the r ight-hour day I
within the next 18 months. The scale
now calls for nine hours. The plan out
lined consists in taking 20 minutes off i
each workday for the first six months, s
repeating the process for the second and i
third six months periods, the result be- t
ing a reduction of the full hour at the
end of 18 months. Such plan is now in <
operation on the Pacific coast. It is be
lieved that the scheme will act as a pre- <
ventive of strikes in that employers will
have an opportunity 10 adjust by degrees
their business to meet the conditions
brought about by the shortened working
Holland's statesmen are discussing the
i suppression of industries carried on in
the workers’ miserable homes.
J. J. Collins of Chicago, general organ
; izer of the Machinists' Union, has started
’ a tour of the 70 Orb 1 machinists’ lodges
i of New England. , lie will conduct a
; general organizing r campaign.
An organization t be known as tlie
Hucksters and Push Cart Peddlers’ Pro
tective Association, hich it is planned
■ to affiliate with tli American Federa
[ tion of Labor, has l. < en formed in Mem*
• phis, Tenn. Oi! Oi! What a membership
■ this organization w Id have if all the
New York, Newark, Boston, Philadelphia
i and Chicago push cart peddlers were to
I join.
The salaries of th members of the ex
ecutive board of th* Amalgamated Steel
• and Electric Railways Employes’ Union
• have been raised fn m $G to $7.
The automobile chauffeurs of Wash
ington have organIz* i a chauffeurs’ pro
; tective association. The new organiza
tion has sick benefl' and its policy will
he to expel from its ranks any chauffeur
convicted of joy-riding. The action of
file chauffeurs is in line with a move
ment already launched in several other
cities in the East.
The street car n. n of Chicago have
succeeded in gainii material advances
ns a result of the r* ent negotiations. It
is estimated that th increase over pres
ent wages will cost the companies $1,-
500.000 for the thre ear period. Presi
dent William D. Mahon's salary was
raised to $5,000 a year at the Toronto
convention. Richar Cornelius was re
elected a member of the executive board.
In Germany the percentage of unem
ployed for June is returned as 2.8, which
is slightly better than June, 1908, though
twice that of Jun< 1907. The lowest
percentage of unemployed is that shown
bv the Miners’ Union (110,018 members),
which was 0.1 per cent.
Try a La Exploridad clear Havana.
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Thirty-six leaders of the striking cigar
makers were arrested in Manila charged
with criminal conspiracy. This action is
the result of the unionized cigarmakers
>triking for higher wages after the new
tariff law w< nt into * ffect. Several seri
ous riots have taken place. The com
plaint on which the leaders were arrest
* d includes a recitation of the alleged
J Mood pact that was signed by the strik-
I < rs. This was an oath all were required
. to take stating that if they betrayed the
I cause their brother! had the right to kill
them without responsibility to the au
There are now 51 central or national
: unions in the Federation of Danish
Trades Unions, with 1,'214 local branches,
besides 10 local societies; the total mem
! bership is estimated to be about 100,000.
The San Francisco United Glass Work
ers' Union will take action to secure the
enforcement of t he eight-hour rule for
ihe hevelers, warehousemen .and silver
ers of the union.
In the canton of Schvyz, Switzerland,
in the dangerous trades, apprentices
must be adequately insured against ac
cident by the master.
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Smoke Doubb Standard Havana
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(Continued from Page 1.)
The liberty of 'hose men haa been de
nied them and tin have been condemned
as felons withoi, a tiial by Jury, and
they are now m i t.enc< d In violation of
the constitution < the United States.
Paragraph 20 < the Declaration of In
dependence asserts:
The first amen ment of the constitu
tion of the Unite.: States on the question
of religion and f e speech declares:
“Congress shal make no law respect
ing the establishment of religion and
prohibiting the fr e exercise thereof, the
freedom of spec., or of the press nnd
the right of the rople peaceably to as
semble and to p< titlon the government
for a redress of rievances.”
Tlx* laws of on: various states fix the
penalty and punishment for libel or
slander by a public press, and we hold
that the right of i trial by jury should
he granted thes< men and they should
be accorded the ight an American citi
zens guaranteed to them by the consti
tution of the Unit, d States and that they
should stand amenable to the laws of the
land for their conduct.
The decision of the courts In this case
strikes at the ill), rty of our public press
and does our much boasted freedom a
terrible injustice, and such a decision
cannot lie long . ndured by our people.
The right to think, to speak, to write,
and to publish whatever a person sees
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s fit on any subject, is a sacred right and
s one that an effort to stop has been vainly
4 tried on numerous other occasions, and
I predict that it will fail In this particu
lar case.
13 In 1537 Rev. Elijah P. Lovejoy pub
-1 Hshed a small paper in Alton, 111., called
the ’’Advocate,” and dedicated to the
abolition of slavery, and at the same time
1 William Lloyd Garrison commenced the
• publication of a puper called the “Lib
s orator.” in Boston, Mass., and in each
1 instance an attempt was made to stop
these brave champions of freedom, lib
erty and equity in their noble and hu
e mane efforts to free the black man.
*' Lovejoy was warned that his paper
J was displeasing to the citizens oi his re
' spective community, and he repliad:
“Gentlemen, as long as I am an Ameri
[i J
can citizen; as long as American blood
flows through my veins, 1 shall hold my
> seif at liberty to speak, to write, to pub
lish whatever I please on any subject,
being amenable to the, laws of my country
for the same.”
I Indignation arose in Alton, and a meet
-1 ing of the people was held, a committee
was sent to Mr. Lovejoy with the admon
ition that if he did not cease his activity
that violence would be resorted to. Love
joy replied:
“I have sworn eternal opposition to
I slavery, and by the blessing of God I *
r will never turn back. If the laws of my ,
I country fail to protect me, I appeal to
God, and with Him I cheerfully rest my
r cause. I can die at my post, but I cannot
desert it.”
Lovejoy was disgracefully shot to I
? death; his printing press and other para-1
i phernalla was thrown into the Mississippi j
t river; but it was nßt long until the citi
• zens of Alton, and the great state of II
- linois fullv’ realized the awful blunde;
- and foul stain committed by that murder
i and the citizens of Alton and that same
» state contributed towards a beautiful
• monument that has been erected in Alton
. to commemorate the life and death of
that noble martyr.
About the same time Garrison was
i warned in Boston that the publication
i of his paper was displeasing to the citi- j
zens in Boston. He refused to stop and i
i was chased through the streets and drag-.
, ged from a workshop by a rope placed \
around his neck to the spot on which the
first drop of blood was shed for Ameri
can independence, and then asked to j
cease publishing his paper. He replied:
•*l am in earnest. I will evade. I
will not equivocate. I will not excuse. I
will not retreat a single inch, and I will
be heard.”
The mob was about to complete thyir
devilish work when the sheriff and his
deputies arrived and rescued Garrison '
and placed him in Jail, and while con-!
fined he wrote the following words on the j
prison wall;
“Confine me as a prisoner but bind me
not as a slave. Punish me as a criminal
but hold me not as a traitor. Torture me
as a man but drive me not like a beast.
Doubt my sanity but acknowledge my im
He again wrote:
"Better to sit in freedom's hall.
With cold, damp floor and moulding wall.
Than bow the head or bend the knee
In the proudest palace of slavery.”
Garrison was finally given his freedom j
and continued his activity for the cause 1
in which he was so sincerely Interested, ;
and today on the boulevard leading to
Boston’s public garden a beautiful
bronze statute rests to coramommorato
the nobility of his life and loyalty to a
humane historical cause.
The courts of our country must recog
nize the fact that tin* American people
are remarkably path nt and that they will |
tolerate abuses a long period of time, but J
just as sure as this sentence Ih executed |
the time will come when our people will
refuse to bo punished contrary to the
laws of our country and the fundamental
principles of our government.
It may gratify the Buck Stove K-. Range
Company and the Court of Appeals of
the District of Columbia to sustain Jus
tire Wright In sentencing these brothers
and causing them to serve this sentence,
and it may please others antagonistic to
organized labor and who manifest prej
udice at every opportunity, but we desire
to Impress upon the minds of our read-;
era that this is not a question of Gom-1
tiers, Mitchell, Morrison or organized la i
bor and the court as much as It Is a ques
AND OF SPEECH, and we do not hesi
tate to declare that Injunction is danger
ous to the liberty-loving people of our
country, and that It Is an outrage to deny
these men or any other men the right
to exercise that which has been guar
anteed to them by the constitution of our
country, and we cannot help feeling dis
respectful to the court for taking such a
narrow vLw in this particular case.
These three men can, and will, If nec
essary. serve their sentence without any
serious injury to them, but the most in
jury that has been done, or will be done,
In this matter Is the abridgement of free
dom of our people, and it Is to this extent
principally that in the name of the!
American Flint Glass Workers’ Union we j
enter our most emphatic protest at the
decision of the court.—Flint Glass Work
ers’ Journal.
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