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
The Business Committee reserves the
right te reject any or all advertisements.
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
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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
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Smoke Double Standard Havana
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PATTERSON. THE CIGAR MAN.
1659 Curtis Street and 428 Sixteenth
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.
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Patronize home industry and smoke
i Da Exploridad.
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[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.
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j Smoke I>a Exploridad, the best on the
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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
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W. C. McCRARY. 1457 street,
j Dealers in Imported and Domestic Wines,
i Liquors and Cigars.
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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.
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La Exploridad, manufactured by Liv
ingston Cigar to.
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
I UNION MADE GARMENTS
I Clothiar* to Man Who Know
| All SIXTEENTH STREET
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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La Belle, always the best.
UNITED LABOR BULLETIN
Ttt “Original” Sample Store
SAVING YOU FROM 25 TO 50 PER CENT
Lad ies* Dry Goods
and === Cloaks
Me i\*s I I and
STRIKERS, Sift;; 0 ;?
Next to Exchange Building
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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For a first-class smoke try La Ex
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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
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
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♦ 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
. . 1748 Stout St.
A Label Used on Every Job .
The Denver Shoe Co.
The Packard Shoe, as S 3 $4, $5
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
I llermanwile inion-Made
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
Sold Exclusively by
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
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Try a L*a Francesca—Havana cigars.
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There is the clank of a convict’*
chain around the shoe that doe*
not bear the union label.
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For a fine after meal smoke try Da
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