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fwiynnHlny Union Isabel Loagna Bulletin
Published Weekly by
vmzom Lon mo. 1 or
The Only Official Organ Endorsed and
Owned by Organised Isabor in Oenver.
Affiliated with State Tederation of Xkabor.
This publication is managed by the Bual
aeae Committee of the Union Label League
ef Denver, and has no other authorized
The Business Committee reserves the
right te reject any or all advertisements.
Bnsiness Committee.
A. Parish. August Beck. E. J. Hines.
Luella Simmons. E. R. Hoage.
Address all communications to
W. 3>. Henderton Secretary-Treasurer
Office 216 Enterprise Bldg., 15th fc Champa.
P. O. Box 759. Phone 5057 Mai".
Individual Subscription SI.OO Per Year
By Unions 60c Per Year
Publication Office 1748 LJtout St.
Bames Bros., Publishers.
Phone, Champa 771.
Voi. IV. DECEMBER 10, 1909. No. 18
International League
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4 iMfU. Mo. a, Portlo, Colo. +
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4 Mru Mo. 3, Sal, Lttl City, TftAh. +
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4 1...,n. Vo. 4, Winnlp.sr, Manitoba. +
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+ League Be. 5, Manna# City, Mo. ♦
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+ League Ho. 6, St. Louis, Mo. ♦
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League Mo. 7, Minneapolis, Minn. ♦
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+ League Mo. 8, Peoria, 111. +
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4 Leayue Vo. 9, Spokane, Wa.h, 4
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Beginning the first of* last April the
contractors, or the association possibly
better known as “Auxiliaries to the Citi
zens’ Alliance,” locked out the various
crafts of the city in the building line,
those who refused to submit to an open
shop policy. These men who refused to
work in places half-free and half-slave
were locked out by our supposed-to-be
energetic citizens. By the stand that this
organization has taken, meaning the
Plumbers, Steam-Fitters and Helpers,
they have demonstrated true union prin
ciples by their refusal to do the bidding
of these unfair and unjust men who are
seeking at all times to disrupt the organ
izations. They have withstood many trials
and privations during the summer without
a murmur of complaint and still expect to
do the same until such time as they are
recognized as human beings. The stand
this organization has taken demonstrates
clearly to all the working classes that if
they will but stand united and work har
moniously with one another, their under
takings would soon be crowned with
great success. Were it not for the stand
that these unions have taken, we venture
the statement that the building trades
would have been wiped out of existence
before this time and then all those who
failed to co-operate with them would (in
stead of today, as they are, enjoying
prosperity), be working for possibly half
of the wages that they are receiving at the
present time. After expending many
thousands of dollars in benefits to keep
the wolf from the doors of these three
crafts, they find that it is necessary, in
order to tide them over, to have the as
sistance of our other local unions in the
city. Their committee is now visiting the
various locals asking that they aid them
financially. Their request is very small,
being a I O-cent assessment to be placed
upon the various people of each different
local, which undoubtedly will appeal to
many more who believe in strict organized
labor and we sincerely hope that all the
unions will be very liberal and comply
with the request. This is not a foreign
proposition. It is something serious at
our own threshhold and for the Plumbers,
Steam-fitters and Helpers to lose on this
means that all organized bodies in our city
will suffer. We notice, as for illustra
tion, that as the Union Hatters have vir
tually won their battle for the mainten
ance of their label, the employers now are
stating that there will be no labels placed
upon the hats unless demanded by the
merchant ordering the same, so that it is
evidence of the concocted scheme that
the manufacturers’ and contractors* asso
ciations have joined hands to wipe labor
unions out of existence. So, now is the
time to be doing things and not dream of
them all day long, but assist our worthy
brothers and their success will mean vic
tory for aH.
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There is a great struggle being waged
in the northwest on our railroads at the
present time. The Switchmen in the
northern part of our country, finding that
it is impossible to live on the prevailing
wages, have asked for an increase of six
cents per hour with time and a half for
overtime and double time on holidays.
They have produced a tabulated table
showing where the increase in the cost
of commodities and all necessities of ex
istence have been raised more than 40 per
cent in the past three years and, therefore,
it is absolutely necessary that the wage
proposition be considered. In a recent re
port received from the national head
quarters they prove where a man former
ly paid $ 10.00 per month house rent, he
pays from $15.00 to $18.00 at the pres
ent time, this being only one item of the
increased cost of living. Our railroads.
with their great corporations, their wat
ered stocks and their determination to pay
large dividends on the same, have refused
to grant these men that small concession.
We are informed, not authentically, but
it appears to be facts, that if the railroads
attempt to hire these thugs and strike
breakers to take the places of the switch
men, that all the other railroad organiza
tions are leady to join hands with them in
their struggle for liberty. It is a deplora
ble state of affairs when men become so
narrow-minded that they cannot see the
necessity of maintaining and helping keep
alive the men that they figure on assist
ing them in being able to pay their divi
dends to their watered stock. We sin
cerely hope that this strike will soon be
adjusted amicably to all parties interest
ed, and that it will not spread to any
greater scope than it is at the present
time. We can see no just cause why the
railroad magnates should not submit to
these demands and still be able to meet
all of their obligations, so far as they may
be legitimate.
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We are working very earnestly to make
our Christmas edition one that will be a
credit to the organization and to our league
and expect to have the co-operation of all
the various unions that we may be able
to give a good history of the Denver
unions. We would solicit a communica
tion from each and every union in the
city giving the date of the formation of
their union and the condition in general.
You can mail the same to the editor and
we assure you it will receive prompt at
tention and at the same time be able to
show who and what we are in Denver.
We also would warn the merchants
against giving any advertisements to men
who represent themselves as our solicitors
unless they are in possession of credentials
signed by W. D. Henderson with the seal
of the league attached thereto.
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At the last meeting of the Denver
local of the Retail Clerks nominations for
officers for the ensuing term were made.
Everything went smoothly, according to a
report of the meeting in an afternoon
daily, until the nominations for delegates
to the central bodies were reached. Sev
eral nominations were made and declina
tions offered. The reasons given were that
there was little or no demand for the card
of the clerk, and that being a delegate
“cost too much money being a good fel
low.” If the delegates from the Clerks
spend money “being a good fellow,” they
do so previous to the meetings of the cen
tral bodies, and consequently are unable
to attend. We are informed by other
delegates to the Trades Assembly that it
has been many meetings since the Clerks
were represented, and so far as the Label
League is concerned, the central body is
in a position to do, and which has done,
the Retail Clerks a world of good, we
know it to be a fact that no delegate from
the Retail Clerks has attended a meeting
for months. This criticism can also be
applied to other organizations who fail to
do anything for themselves and seek to
blame members of other unions because
they do not do for them what they fail to
do for their brothers of other crafts. “The
member who fails to attend meetings is
responsible for what goes wrong.” Send
your delegates, see that they are present
and have a voice and vote on propositions
coming up for settlement, and we will
venture the assertion that in a short time,
through your interest in others manifested
by your presence and activity, you will
see the imaginary grievances disappear
and thereby benefit the members of your
own union by helping those of other or
ganizations affiliated.
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The Denver City Tramway, in their
mad rush to enhance their riches, finds it
is quite an expense to provide proper
equipments and accomodations for the
public. It appears from the way they wish
to run their affairs that they figure there
is no redress, no possible way whereby
the public can have accommodations that
would appear decent. Of course, if it is
ten or fifteen below zero the ones riding on
the cars in the early mornings and in the
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Positively an event without parallel at these prices.
Garments formerly sold at ftS.OO, 20,00, 22.00 Sr 25.00.
These lots are small, in some instances they brine only one or
two garments of a kind, that’s the sole reason you can choose
Regular $lB.OO and $20.00 Suits or Overcoats in all the new- S’ I q ~]C
est wears and models at v .lO
Regular $22.50 and $25.00 Fine Hand Tailored Suits and CI Q C#l
Overcoats in all the latest styles and fabrics at 4>IO.vJU
Clothiers to Men Who Know
evenings are no more than common, ordi
nary “slaves,” as the tramway appears to
view us, and it is unnecessary to provide
heat in their cars. We would suggest
that they buy a few extra car loads of
coal and if necessary put in a few more
dynamos and make it possible to furnish
more heat and have the cars in such shape
that the passengers will not be exposed to
the cold. Of course, when they ask for
an extension of their franchise, according
to their statements and circulars, their ac
commodations are the greatest in the
world, but when once obtained they seem
to lose track of the fact that it is the peo
ple who have made it possible for them to
be in existence. We only hope the time
will soon arrive when the people will
awaken to the full knowledge that without
their votes and their consent these selfish
and hoggish corporations could not exist.
So let’s get busy and begin to study and
figure for municipal ownership of all pub
lic utilities.
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La Belle, always the best.
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As the months are rolling on very rapid
ly and our election will soon be here, we
believe it time for organized labor to be
putting forth some efforts towards launch
ing a labor party. There are no reasons
why we should not enter the political
arena and become a factor in the political
world as well as otherwise. We can very
easily start and organize in the various
wards and have our organization so well
perfected by the opening of the spring
campaign that we will not have to go on
bended knees, begging the old political
parties to give us a small part of just laws.
If we will do this we will not need to be
afraid of expressing ourselves as true Am
ericans and liberty-loving people, but to
the contrary (perhaps we may have them
knocking at our door seeking admission,
asking what protection they may get).
Now is the time to do it. Don’t wait
until after election and then yell yourself
hoarse stating what you should have done.
There is being a great deal of stress put
upon the proposition of the initiative, re
ferendum and recall by our labor unions
at the present time and we are firmly of
the opinion (in fact, it is an absolute
knowledge), that if the same effort and
energy is put forth towards launching a
labor party, that we will not only be able
to embody these three important laws, but
we can have many other evils remedied by
this mode of procedure. We would be
glad to have communications from the
various laboring men of our city, setting
forth their views and ideas upon the plan.
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We oftimes hear the remark made
when approaching a non-unionist, “What
is the necessity of me joining a labor
union?” or “What benefit shall I derive
therefrom?” We can only say this, that
there has never been any laws enacted,
any betterment of condition, no shorter
work days, nor any relief whatsoever re
ceived in this country for the benefit of the
laboring classes EXCEPT through the
efforts of labor unions, and we challenge
a successful contradiction of this state
ment. Were it not for the labor unions
being in existence at the present time, we
venture the statement that no man, me
chanic or laborer, would be receiving one
half the wage he is to-day. It is the labor
organizations that are maintaining the
price of the unorganized to-day and were
they to go out of existence there would
be nothing left for the working man ex
cept absolute slavery.
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We hear a great deal talked about
home industry. We have our commercial
bodies and other organizations formed for
the purpose of advancing the home pro
ducts and in many instances some of our
most influential business men are the prime
movers. We don’t want to appear as
calamity howlers, but we would suggest
to those public-spirited citizens that in pur
chasing goods that they learn to read the
brand “Colorado” instead of New York
or some other state, and leave some of the
money in our midst.
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Smoke La Exploridad, the best on the
are left behind by the dead victims of his crime, is less than half civilized.
Mere criminal laws are not sufficient to protect the employes. They need to
be supplemented and re-enforced by compensatory laws making the support
of the injured and of those dependent upon the dead a fixed charge upon the
business in whose interests they have been sacrificed. It may be urged that
it would be confiscatory and dishonest, that society has no right to require an
employer to respond in dangers without proof that he is at fault. Aye, there
is the rub, to get proofs that he is at fault. Both common observation and
expert opinion show that the employer is generally at fault, that nearly all
industrial accidents are easily preventable, but in the practical administration
of our laws the laboring man is handicapped. It is difficult for him to get
the proofs. The evidence is corralled, and frequently suppressed, by the em
ployer before the employe has sufficiently recovered from his injury to think
about compensation. These reasons have induced the civilized countries of
the Old World to place the financial burden of industrial accidents absolutely
upon the shoulders of the employer without reference to the negligence of
either party. The law of the assumption of the risk is not tolerated in
European law.
One of the direct objects of civil government which has long been recog
nized and frequently invoked is the protection of the public health, public
safety, and public laws. It frequently happens in modern society that the
people are not capable of protecting themselves, and the law-making power
in such cases steps in and passes laws for their protection. Such laws com
mend themselves to the public conscience because they are generally enacted
to protect the weak against the strong. May the time speedily come when the
public conscience of America will demand that the British idea shall be made
law in America, so that employes injured in the service shall be paid for with
the same certanty that the employer is required to suffer the financial loss of
machinery which gives out in the service. It is necessary to reiterate this idea
and keep it before the people that men are worth as much to the society as
machinery, and that when men wear out or are detsroyed in their master’s
business he ought not to be permitted to get another for nothing and at the
same time be required to replace at his own cost the machinery which wears
out or is destroyed in the service. If employers knew that they would be com
pelled to promptly pay for all personal injuries received in the service, they
would speedily adopt the most approved methods of preventing them.
We read so much about woman’s suf
frage and about their rights* as citizens as
they claim, but we fail to find from prac
tical experience where woman’s suffrage
answers the purpose of what its name im
plies. In our state, women have had the
right of ballot for the past 20 years. I
would like to ask. “What has woman
done for woman?” They have not put
forth any of their efforts to relieve the
child labor or to assist the poor laundry
girls in the unsanitary conditions and long
working hours. They have done nothing
to elevate woman in any way, shape nor
form, but to the contrary have busied
themselves with clubs and social functions,
and in many instances putting forth their
main efforts gossiping about one another.
We would suggest, if woman’s suffrage is
going to predominate, that women begin
to do something for their own sex, devote
a little more time towards that end and
assist their husbands by the purchase of
Union Labeled goods; see that the laun
dry goes to union laundries and, in part,
do something for themselves, and until
such a time that they learn this part of
their duty, we can not see where they are
justly entitled to proclaim themselves
qualified to cast ah intelligent ballot.
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Try a Francesca—Havana cigars.
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The Cooks met Monday night with a
fair attendance and transacted the fol
lowing business:
They initiated three new members and
also have several applications on the ta
ble to soon be acted upon. .
Charges of conduct unbecoming a
union man in not doing his duty by his
employer were preferred against one of
their members. The union guarantees
all of their members to the employer
and after hearing the evidence the mem
ber was expelled from their union.
On Nov. 24th, 1909, our union suffered
the loss of one of our faithful members,
and we feel in the loss of Bro. J. L. Fen
ton we have had to give up one of our
true and faithful servants. The three
organizations—Cooks, Waiters and Bar
tenders—attended the funeral in a body.
Interment was at Riverside cemetery.
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Miss Annie C. Patterson of Brooklyn,
chairman of the auxiliary committee of
the Label League of Greater New York,
was the principal speaker at a recent
meeting to boom the label campaign.
In the course of her argument Miss
Patterson said that organized labor Is
only half organ!/ d. The other half, the
spending power of the family, Is more
than w’asted. It is used to build up the
sale of nonunion :coods. The purpose of
the women’s auxiliaries is to organize
that spending power of organized labor,
to systematically build up a demand for
the union label. The wages of the or
ganized worker: amount to about $2,-
000,000,000 a year, 95 per cent, of which
is spent for nonunion goods, which is a
sufficient argument that the spending
power of the workers must be organ
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Smoke Double Standard Havana
For a first-class smoke try La Ex
Home prepared Stuffed Datee, Salted
Peanuts. Etc. Family and Party
Ordere Promptly Filled
2412 Marten St. Phone York 3936
Continued from Page 1.)
Street car men at Lincoln, Neb., re
cently formed a union.

The ladies’ waist cutters in New York
City have recently organized.
In Australia 12,000 coal miners are on
strike for recognition of their union.

Over 60 of the original 80 hat manu
facturers who combined to fight union
labor have fallen beneath the force of
the union label, and the others are in
full retreat. Keep it up.

Spokane expects to have steel works
established there employing 1,500 to 3,-
000 men.

Ironworkers in Wales have been
awarded an advance of one-half of one
per cent. In wages.

Men are in the Arizona penitentiary
for telling the truth about the monster
of Mexico.
In Northern Italy the gas workers are
having a rough-house strike at times in
several cities.
In Oklahoma armed guards cannot be
rushed in from outside states to shoot
down strikers.
Prohibition of Smoking on the Chicago
street cars has produced several small
sized riots daily.

Labor men in Kansas City, Mo., are in
hopes of occupying their new labor tem
ple by January 1.

A number of mechanics have been dis
charged in San Francisco for laying off
to vote on election day.

Ex-Secretary Garfield points out that
the coal lands of the United States
should be leased and not sold.

Knit goods factories in some parts of
New’ York are closing down because raw’
materials are too high.

Evangelist C'orkey, now In Lincoln,
Neb., says that* a strike is like war—It is
hell on women and children.

From April 1, 1891, to June 30, 1909,
the International Association of Machin
ists paid $1,825,001.90 in strike benefits.
The National Grange demands the
parcels post, postal savings banks and
equal suffrage. It condemns the ship
subsidy steal.
Photoengravers in Albany and Troy,
N. Y.. have won their strike, after being
out three weeks, for increase of pay and
eight-hour day.
Over 50 convicts have been beaten to
death in Texas In the last three years.
You don’t have to go to Mexico to find
barbarian devils.
To spite some mill employes for pass
ing resolutions of sympathy with some
strikers, Ludlow, Mass., has had 3,500
Devault’s Band and Orchestra
1039 Tenth StrMt DENVER, COI.O.
Phone Mein 3739 M. COYLE, Prop,
Coyle’s Place
Imported and Domestic Wines, Linuors & Cigars
Coor's Boer on Draught
1625 Larimer St. Denver, Colo.
people thrown out of employment by a

Nonunion coal miners w’ork 16 hours
a day In West Virginia for less than $2.
Union wages are from $2.75 to $3, with
eight hours. The “open" mine is open
for long hours and short pay same as the
“open shop.”
In New Zealand the compulsory arbi
tration law has recently been amended
and is said to work with better success.
Boih the labor unions and the employ
There is no Clank of the Convicts
Chain About the Shoes Bought at
Men’s Shoes Exclusively
UNION MADE 819 Sixteenth Street
Einsos Bras- BOOK
Afffr JO “ Mt,llT,l,a
1748 Stout St.
A Label Used on Every Job -
Phone 3142
The Denver Shoe Co.
The Packard Shoe, BBS 53.“ $4, $5
Michaelson’s &. Larimer
Buy a Suit made by LEOPOLD, MORSE & CO., of Boston, for which we
Denver Agents Price* $12.50 tO $35
t«« CmimMWMltll (sliding, C,rnsr IMk M I tool ttreM,
Honrs: 9 A. M. to 5 P. M PHONE MAIN 349.
Oflloial Physicians for Bartender*' Union No. A and Cooks' Union No IB
Musical Protective Association
LOCAL No. 20, A. F. of M.
Phone Main 3704
Meetings, Second Tuesday, II a. m.
Tmbatkk* Alrasar. Broadway. Pnntft«e«, Curtis. Hitch Gardens. Baker Manhattan IWk
Novelty, Orpheum. Tabor. Tuileriet. Majestic and Whit# City.
Homa-Adams, Albany Savoy and Kalterhwf.
Cara* Famous, Moxart, and Hofbrau.
Damciho Schools— Cad well Hall. Cotillion Hall, Da Proa’s, Granada Hall. Maui too Hall Rick
mood Hall.
5 Hermanwiie Union-Made
t Clothing
IJ Clothing with character and sold
by the store with character.
q The ONLY ,tore in town that
gives the Union Label a square
q The highest grade clothing made
and cost from 10 to 25 per Cent
less than the non-union makes.
Every Garment Bears the
Sold Exclusively by
The OVERALL Thats Over All
Sold By Mil DmaJmrs
Patronize our advertisers
They are our frlsnde
era propose to retain it, but some fur
ther modifications will probably be made.

Upon recommendation of the labor or
ganizations of Oklahoma, the state board
of public affairs has adopted a rule that
hereafter no contractor who is not will
ing to stipulate that only union labor
shall be employed and union rates paid
for such labor will be permitted to bid
on state work.

Patronize home industry and smoke
La Explorldad.

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