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UNITED LABOR BULLETIN
DmnT»wtlnf Union Label Lm|m Bulletin Published Weekly by vnM LAim mow wo. 1 or Tka Only Official Organ Endorsed and Owned by Organised Labor in Denser. HHaiX with Mate federation of Dabor. This publication is managed by the Busi ness Committee of the Union Label League of Denver, and has no other authorised representatives. The Business Committee reserves the right te reject any or all advertisements. Business Committee. A. Parish. August E. J. Hines, Luella Simmons, EX R. Hoage. I 7^TRAOEstPl l «°t i TcSUNciL a Address all communications to W. D. Henderson Secretary-Treasurer Office, 405 Mining Exchange Bldg. I*. O. Box 759. Phone 3057 Main. Individual Subscription 91.00 Per Tear By Unions 60c Per Tear Publication Office 1748 Stout St. Eames Bros., Publishers. Phone, Champa 771. Vol. IV. DECEMBER 24, 1909. No. 20 International League ♦+♦♦+♦+++++♦++++++ ♦ + + League He. 1, Denver, Colo. + ♦ + + 4 U(u v*. a, coio. + ♦ + ♦ 4 bwu 80. S, Bolt LU. City. Wtob. + ♦ ♦ + 4 LMfn. 80. 4, Wiaolyoa. MonltoOo. 4 ♦ + + f LMyuo Be. *. T.nni Olty, Mo. + ♦ * + 4. MMU 80. •, St. I.Oel*, Mo. 4 4 + + 4, LMIto 80. 7, Mlnnoopoll., Mine. 4 ♦ + + 4. LMft. 80. a, Beorie, 111. 4 4 * + + League Ho. 9, Spokane, Wash. + + * ♦ * ********* ****** * LABOR IN POLITICS. + Since the American Federation of Labor has entered the political field we can see no reasons why the entire working classes of our country should not join hands. We ofttimes hear the remark made by various voters, “Why should we and why do we not practise our preachings and support our friends.” No better example or picture could be drawn of the situation than is presented on our first page, setting forth Labor’s determin ation to have equal rights in entering the political field in .earnest and working honestly towards the success of such a party. It will be but only a short time urttil we completely control the legis latures and all law-making bodies. The municipal owrjlership of public utilities is something of vast importance to our entire population. It may appear to many people in our entering the political field, "or, in other words, the ones who have been seeking at all times to divide us will make believe we have no business there," but notwithstanding the fact, with all of their attempted division of the working classes in the past, we are now awakening to a realization that it is time for us to do business. We have learned from careful study and thorough experience, that the prosperity of our country depends entirely upon the toilers, and with that full knowledge we refuse longer to be lead around by false reports and promises, but demand execution along with pledges. Our legislature soon expects to convene again for the purpose of carrying out party pledges that were made before their election, giving to all the citizens of Colorado better laws and especially granting to the working classes concessions that they are justly entitled to. Seeing full well how easily promises are made and pledges broken, it now becomes a necessity for the real voters to get into action. We can find no just reasons or excuses why the laboring man should not vote as he talks, and no reasons why the ones who put men into office should not be a part of our legislative bodies. When the creature becomes greater than its creator we think it is time that the voters should put a stop to such unfair misrepresenta tion. Were we to enter the political field in an honest way the time will be but short until the old political parties would reckon with us and give to the people honest and fair laws, but so long as we remain so divided as we are, little can we expect in the way of legislation for the common people. As I have stated in this article before that Governor Shafroth is now contemplating an extra session of the legislature, demanding that the ones elect ed on the Democratic ticket fulfill their pledge to the public. So we think it is be coming a peculiar state of affairs when men must draw a double salary to fulfill their promises as given before their elec tion to office. Such rottenness that exists among men who fail to keep their promises is what necessitates a control of our gov ernment and until such time that these men awaken to the fact that they must re main loyal to what they pledged, they will never do their full duty as announced and promulgated from the platform that they represent. We have listened to the praises expounded by these spell-binders and have believed in their honesty of purpose long enough, and it is high time that we now begin to reckon with them as traitors to the cause they advocate. So it behooves us as honest and law-abiding citizens to enter the field and put into office men who will carry out their pledges in their entirety. Our laws, as the majority of our legisla tures make them and demand them, are simply a farce, and we hope that the time is not far distant when this comedy will cease. So with a united effort upon the part of the working classes we can put a stop to all of this unjust and unfair im position upon the people. «I« r y a La Bxplortdad elear Havana. A CHRISTMAS REQUEST. ♦ (By Mrs. Gus Brohm.) Children with the bright blue eyes. In whose depths a shadow lies; Tell me, little ones, I pray. What your thoughts are of to-day? 1 hen the darlings answered thus: “This week is Kissimus; Santa’s cornin’ then, we guess — Wonder what he’ll bring to us?” I laid their heads against my breast. And asked them what they’d like the best. They answered as each tossed a head: "A dolly’s kwadle" and “Bwan new sled." + + + + + Smoke Double Standard Havana • cigars. + + + + + PATTERSON. THE CIGAR MAN. + 1659 Curtis Street and 428 Sixteenth Street. + We feel that if we did not mention this business firm we would be slighting 1 one of our most ardent supporters. There has never been a time when a committee from organized labor has waited upon them, or any request made to put in union cigars or tobacco, but what they have received a plain and frank answer, always in favor of complying with their requests. There is hardly any goods on the market in the way of labels but what are obtainable at these stores, and were we to have more business men working as earnestly for organized labor as this man. we would have little trouble in gaining all the concessions of our just rights we believe that we are entitled to. So with our reader having a full knowledge of this firm’s methods, we be lieve it not more than just that they give him their patronage. + ♦ + + + Patronize home industry and smoke i Da Exploridad. + + + + + [THE BAYLY-UNDERHILL COMPANY. + The Bayley-Underhill Co. is one of the largest manufacturers of overalls in the western country. This firm should have the Cooperation of every union man in all the territory that they make, as they have always proven themselves among the most loyal employers of union labor through the West. There is no garment manufactured by this firm but what con tains the union label and as far as the quality and work upon the garments are concerned, they are second to none. From the fact that there is nothing but union help employed at all times that, in itself is evidence of first-class work. They are enjoying great prosperity and we hope the time is not far distant when they will have to enlarge their factory and double their forces, and this we know can be done if union men using these garments will be consistent and patronize home industry. + + + + + j Smoke I>a Exploridad, the best on the market. + + + + + BELLE'S LUNCH ROOM, + Located at 1710 Curtis Street. For first-class service, reasonable prices, and the best of eatables, we would ask you to give Belle’s Lunch Room a trial. This place employes strictly union help throughout and the best of service can be obtained at all times. + + + + ♦ W. C. McCRARY. 1457 street, j Dealers in Imported and Domestic Wines, i Liquors and Cigars. + + + + + i WILLIAM DEE. corner of Seventeenth | and Market streets, is among our old j established liquor dealers in the city. The goods he handles are all of high ! proof and best makes. He is an ardent supporter of borne industry, boosting at I all times. The patronage of union labels is not a fad, but a principle. + + + + + La Exploridad, manufactured by Liv ingston Cigar to. JANUARY PRICES NOW! I Nothing reserved. Our entire stock of Hand-Made Suits, I Overcoats and Cravenettes at prices that will pre -9 vail in other stores in January. I Your choice of any Suit, Overcoat or I Cravenette in our store at %Off I UNION MADE GARMENTS I JL I Clothiar* to Man Who Know | All SIXTEENTH STREET W. EHMKE. ♦ William Ehmke is one of the old-time union men of our city, being proprietor of the East Turner bar and halls in con nection therewith. The best of service for entertainments or banquets can al ways be obtained at this place. + + + + ♦ QUINCY BAR. 1012 Seventeenth street, under the management of Wil liam Von Bokern and Mose Sommers, can quench your thirst with the best that the market affords at all times. + + ■§■ + ■*■ THE QUALITY CLOTHES SHOP. 1015 Sixteenth street, solicits your in spection of their goods. They are hav ing their annual sale of best-made clothes in Denver, $15.00 and up. + + + + + W. A. ULMER. 1530 Champa street, dealer in cutlery of ull kinds, silverware and china, men's toilet requisites and college pennants. The above-named ar ticles can be obtained from this firm at reasonable prices and we recommend that you, before buying anything in that line, visit the Ulmer place of business and inspect his goods. + + + + + THE AMERICAN HOUSE. Fifteenth and Blake Sts. + The American House is one of the oldest established houses in the city. It has recently been remodeled, newly fur nished, and thoroughly renovated. This house is equipped now so that thej* can accommodate any and all who may ap ply and the rates are very reasonable. , You can obtain rooms with or without bath. It has been the stopping place for theatrical people and traveling men for many years and under the present management the best of service is be- ; ing obtained. We can highly recom mend this house to the public. + + + + + THE GRAND UNION TEA COMPANY. The Grand Union Tea Co. is one of the ( oldest tea companies in the United ( States. There is scarcely a home that this company is not well known in. and their coffees, spices and extracts, baking . powder and soaps can not lie surpassed , and when once given a trial we are firm ly of the belief that you will become a regular patron. We invite you to call at our store at 1523 Lawrence street and inspect our goods. + + + + + THE SAMPLE ROOM. • ] This firm is located in Room 100 1 Charles block. They are agents for man ufacturers’ samples of ladies’ and chil dren’s wearing apparel. Their goods are of the best material and best made and handle exclusively samples, thereby en abling them to sell them at a much less price than most other places. In fact, they are retailed at manufacturers’ prices and we would invite you to call upon them and look over their stock be fore purchasing elsewhere. + + + + + THE MOORE HARDWARE & IRON CO., Fifteenth and Wazee Streets. + This company is prepared at all times to furnish iron, steel, wagon and car riage material, heavy and shelf hard ware and also contractors’ supplies. Any one desiring material in their line would profit by paying them a visit before con tracting elsewhere. We can recommend this house as being fair in all their deal ings. + ♦ + ♦ * THE AMERICAN TAILORS, 820 Fifteenth Street. + The American Tailors is a union house throughout, being the only house in the city manufacturing clothing that bears the Garment Workers’ nnlon label, and we would ask our union men and their friends when wanting tailor-made cloth ing to give this house a trial. * + + + + COLORADO SHEET METAL WORKS, 1721-1723 Blake Street. + This firm is a manufacturer of all kinds of sheet metal work of every de scription and estimates will be cheer fully given on application. + + + + + La Belle, always the best. UNITED LABOR BULLETIN Ttt “Original” Sample Store FOR BARGAINS SAVING YOU FROM 25 TO 50 PER CENT Lad ies* Dry Goods and === Cloaks Me i\*s I I and Furnishings MILLINERY STRIKERS, Sift;; 0 ;? Next to Exchange Building DENVER, COLORADO THE O. P. BAUER CONFECTIONERY STORE, 1512 Curtis Street. + The O. P. Bauer’s people are among the oldest confection* and caterers in our city, being established in 1872. By their fair methods ai I honest dealings with their patrons they have builded a business which is on- of the largest in Denver and in buying any goods in their line, it would pay you to deal with them. ♦ ♦ ♦ + + ARTHUR WALBRACH & CO., Druggists and Chemists. 1200 15th St. ♦ When in need of prescriptions, pure chemicals, perfumery and toilet articles, or ahything in the- line of drugs, we know of no others I that can be more highly recommended than this firm. Their prescriptions .arc carefully com pounded by registered pharmacists. + + + + + CAFE SWITZERLAND. 1416 Larimer Street. + The Switzerland Cat-- is the headquar ters of many union m< n and the pioprie tor, Charles G. List, can be complimented for his fairness to organized labor. + ♦ + + + THE PANTITORIUM, ♦ Cleaning and Dyeing Works. Offices, 1803 and 1613 15th St.; Works, 1113-1115 California St. ♦ This is one of the largest firms in the city in their line an^.when giving them work it receives prompt attention. First class work guaranteed in all respects. ■ We solicit your patronage. Any time when desiring cleaning or dying done , just call telephone Main 4233 and it will receive prompt attention. + + + ■*•♦ THE FRITZ THIES MERCANTILE CO. The Fritz Thies Mercantile company are large manufacturers of cigars and wholesale liquor dealers and are among the oldest established firms in our city, being located at 1552-1550 Blake street. Their goods are of the highest standard. + + + ♦ + You. who are here today, have had committed to you the destinies of the wives and children of the men who be long to your organization. During recent years, there has been raised up for labor a standard which every man of us must reach, if we are to be of the greatest service to our fellows who have elected us to office. The employers of labor have been wise enough to secure as their representatives som< of the brainiest men of the country. You are pitting your strength agains' theirs. They have an unlimited amor-it of money with which to fight you. You have only your brain power and tie righteousness of your cause. Labor is playing a great name and it takes : great man to play it. It is a man’s g; me and it must be played in a man’s way.—Ex. + + + + ♦ For a first-class smoke try La Ex ploridad. 4- + + + + THEY DON'T D/VRE CRITICISE. +* Clerks in the Railway Mail Service Com pelled to Work Long Hours in ‘Rickety, Ill-Vent ated Cars That That Have Been Resurrected. In the pos'al clerks work from six to seven hours a day, in Chicago tbe»y work from ten o sixteen. The pos tal service in thiB country returns a de ficit to the government while in Great Britain it returns a surplus. The dif ference is more thaj represented by the plain graft of the railway mail charges. In England the different branches of the postal service have utmost freedom of speech and of as> >ciation. They pub lish trade papers that not only savagely criticise postal officials, but ridicule them. They unite with outside trade fed erations and make any demand they see fit for better working conditions and far cilities. When they don’t get them, and the English official mind is slow to grasp advantage proposed the kicker is not fired or suspended. In this country the postal clerks are compelled b*y reason of gag rule in the regulation of the publication of their official trade papers to make their kicks through a regenerate, unofficial, outlaw magazine, which the department officials in their petty spite refuse second-class postal rates. This magazine is compelled to pay eight times the regular postal rates which the law allows it. It is called the Harpoon and is published in Denver, and it surely does harpoon the department struts and bullies who af flict the postal service. Because the editor of oue of the postal clerks’ magazines mildly criticised the lights in the work room of the Seattle postofflee, voiced a kick at the clerks being compelled to work longer hours than ever hy a new rule, and published a notice of the Harpoon—that hurt— the clerk has been suspended and will probably he discharged for insubordina tion. For years the railway mail cars have been a disgrace and fraud. The com panies build them and charge enough rent to rebuild them every year. They charge more mileage for hauling them than they do private parties for private cars. They charge eight times the prices for carrying the mail in these cars than they do in the express companies in ad dition to the mileage and rent. These cars are the weakest, oldest, most worthless cars in the yards made over to he something between a hog car and a smoker. The men are crushed to death frequently because the heavy engines on one end and the steel trussed Pullmans on the other smash into them in every collision and crush their rotten planks like egg shells. In many wrecks the only cars crushed are the mail cars, and the only men crippled or killed are the mail clerks. As risks the life insurance companies consider mail clerks 50 per cent more costly than ordinary train men. These old cars are not provided with any mod ern conveniences and the mall racks and cases are not up-to-date, but the charges are. For these death traps and murder machines the railroads receive I annually enough to build a good car and pay interest, repairs and sinking fund I on it every six weeks. I The postoffice department gags the mail clerks with a rule that forbids their making public the facts. To violate it is dismissal. To make a kick to the de partment is to he u marked man, and in directly results in dismissal every time. To write to a congressman on the con ditions and to expose the railway graft is instant dismissal. Some men do it, and resign at the same time. And some resign and say nothing because they be lieve that the congressmen stand in with the railway steal, anyhow. The postal employes in Portland will work for the Christinas holidays from 13 to 18 hours a day. They will receive no extra pay for overtime. They will do this for as low as SSO a month. They should have enough extra help to do this work in eight hours. The railway mall clerks will work 30 hours at a stretch in rickety, unsanitary, ill-healed, rotten cars. They should have help enough to take up this extra work during fho holi day season. They will receive no extra pay. and if there is anybody killed in a collision it will be a mall clerk busy over his letters and packages, or possi bly trying to sleep on the piles of un worked mall around him. This condition of affairs exists because the watered stock of the railroads needs dividends to keep It alive. The depart ment officials dread publicity, and their only recourse to prevent it is the dis charge of whoever tells them anything or tells the public anything. One thing the railway mail clerks ob ject to is the vile condition in which the railroads keep the water tanks in which the drinking water Is stored. The tnnks are rarely cleaned out, and dead rats have been discovered In these tanks that have been there for weeks. A kick from some clerk on these occasions brings dismissal. To publish them in the rec ognized papers brings in discharge. The writing to a congressman about rat soup and pastboard cars brings in discharge. The gags on free speech and a free press placed on the mouths of the employes of the postal service is what the same officials are anxious to place on the people. )♦♦ + * ♦ t♦♦♦++♦++++♦+♦+♦♦♦♦ ♦ See that the Laundry Workers’ ♦ ♦ label is on your laundry slip. ♦ ♦♦♦++++♦+++♦++♦♦♦♦ \j. C. WHITEI , Home prepared Stuffed Dates. Salted Peanuts, Etc. Family and Party I Orders Promptly Filled I 2411 Mart— St. Ptr—a Yarfc I9M Some day war shall cease, but if we wait until that edict comes from a so called Peace Conference at The Hague, I rather think that our patience will be exhausted. Some day war shall cease, hut it will he when the organized work ingmen of the world shall declare that they will no longer go out to shoot down their fellow-workers in order to satisfy the greed, the selfishness, the ambitions of their rulers, no matter who they might be. In other words, organized la bor will call a great universal peace strike, for who suffers more thnn docs There is no Clank of the Convicts Chain About the Shoes Bought at DONEHUE & GIESLER, Men’s Shoes Exclusively UNION MADE 819 Sixteenth Street Eames Bros. BOOK ° CATALOG!!* job pkintinq . . 1748 Stout St. A Label Used on Every Job . Phone 3142 The Denver Shoe Co. The Packard Shoe, as S 3 $4, $5 Michaelson’s Buy a Suit made by LEOPOLD, MOHSE A CO., of Boston, tor which we Denver A K ents Price, $12.50 tO $35 IF YOU WANT TRULY GOOD UNION MADE CLOTHING THE COLORADO CO-OPERATIVE MEDICAL ASS N tl* Cimnnum lulMln), Cmrmmr Itfk mm* Stout ttrMto Dr. BENNETT GRAFF. Dr. L. D. PEEBLES. Dr. N. J. PHELAN Hour,: » «. 11. to S P. U I'BONE MAIN SIS. Official I‘hr.lciana for Bartenders' Union No. 8 and Cooks' Union No IS Musical Protective Association LOCAL No. 20. A. F. of M. F J LEI BO LD. SECRETARY. OFFICE. 1432 ARHPAHOE, 3RD FLOOR PHONE MAIN 3794 Meetings, Second Tuesday. 11a. m. UNION MUSIC IS CNOAOCD AT THE FOLLOWING PLACES Tubatbka Alcasar. Broadway, P..uta K s-. Curtis. Klitcb Gardens. linker. Manhattan lUarfe Novelty, Ortihnom. Tabor. Taller ies. Majestic and White City. Hotels- Adams, Albany Savoy and Kai-rrhef. CirM-FsmoDi, Mozart, and ifofhrnu. Damcimo Schools—Cad well Hall. Cotillion Hall, Da Proa's, Qranada Hall. Maniloa Hall Hick mood Hall. I llermanwile inion-Made t Clothing Clothing with character and sold by tke store with character. The ONLY store in town that gives the Union Label a square €J The highest grade clothing made and cost from IO to 25 per cent I less than the non-union make*. Every Garment Bears the and Sold Exclusively by Emanuel 621-623 SIXTEENTH ST. I cam ‘UnC&t/Utf The OVERALL That’s Over All if ONCK YOU WILL WEAR A PAIR THEY ARK *KST YOU WILL BWKAR Sold By Jill Dmmlora MADE BY THE BAYLY-UNDERHILL CO.. DENVER —■■■ Patronize our advertisers Thsy are our frlands the workingman, his wife and his chil dren, during a time of international strife?—Ex. * * *** Try a L*a Francesca—Havana cigars. *** * * There is the clank of a convict’* chain around the shoe that doe* not bear the union label. *** * * For a fine after meal smoke try Da E.xploridad.