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The Labor Champion from Topeka, Kansas • 2

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THE LABOR CHAMPION June 19, 1902. 2 president; D. A. Creamer, financial secretary; Joe Arter, recording secretary. BLACKSMITHS NO.

41 Meets first and third Monday evenings of each month at 420 Kansas avenue. President, Jacob Wyler; recording secretary, G. J. Bollette. I LOCAL LABOR NEWS.

ville is the Retail Clerks Union. They made the start with 16 and have now reached a membership of about 40. They are pleased with the prospects and working along the right lines. The above is, as near as can get get at the facts, the condition in Coffey-ville, but we hope by giving an interesting celebration annd thus create a better feeling and enthuse other crafts along the line of organization. Yours for Success, W.

M. SHUMAKER. CRANE ASKS FOR INJUNCTION. An Echo of tho American Book Corn parny Squabble. Crane publishers of a ber of the adopted text books of Kansas, Tuesday filed suit in the district court to enjoin the Kansas State Text Book commission from approving supplementary school books for all grades of school work.

This was to have been done at a meeting called Wednesday at 10 oclock. Judge Hazen granted a hearing in the case on Thursday morning. It is claimed in the petition for the injunction that the action which the State Text Book commission is about to take is plainly against the laws as enacted by the legislature of 1897 in reference to the uniform text, book law, and that Crane Co. has the exclusive contracts for five years for certain school books in Kansas. These books are the Wooster primer, Cranes Aaother New Union.

A local of the International Hod Carriers and Building Laborers union was organized here Friday evening of last week by Organizer Luey, and it is expected to install them Saturday or Monday night if the charter arrives in time. This is what a number of the union men have been wanting for some time and it is hoped that their membership will rapidly increase. Mr. Luey expects to organize another union here next week. Schweizer.Toats.

K. F. Bchweizer, business agent of the machinists union at Kansas City, got tired of single blessedness and determined to pull in double harness hereafter, and his choice of a pulling used will mean a loss to Crane Co. mate was Miss Louise Toats of To- of $50,000. This years contract for peka.

We are not acquainted with the approved text books amounts to Mrs. Schweizer, but the groom is an in- about $50,000, of which $20,000 is now telligent, industrious young man, ably ready for distribution, filling the position he holds. It is the George W. Crane said Tuesday even-wish of their many friends that their ing that he could not understand the journey through life will be a pleasant action of the Text Book commission one. I in.

calling a meeting for approving supplementary text books. He said Couldnt Pay a License. I the law was very plain on the matter and his company would fight the ac- A pitiful case was brought under the l.on the commiss5ion in the courts jurisdiction of Police Judge Hamilton I. wh the writing tablets and Hoenshels grammar. According to the statement, the allowing of supplementary books to be and would force a compliance with the A WORD ON UNIONISM.

The Labor Champion challenges none the right to claim their allegiance to unionism. It is pleased to know Topeka merchants recognize organized labor and speak friendly of it. Our advertisers ask the patronage of the readers of the Labor Champion but the Labor Champion does not take the responsibility of endorsing the claims made by any advertiser regarding their loyalty to unionism and the goods sold with the label. We say to our readers every advertiser in the columns of the Champion is friendly to your cause and ask that when you wish to buiy goods in their various lines that you patronize them. THE ADVOCATE PUB.

Publishers of the Labor Champion and The Farmers Advocate. The card system of the Building Trades Council goes into effect one week from next Monday. Albert Griffin is doing some special work in the statistical line for the labor department of Kansas. A Geod Newspaper. Nick Chiles Plaindealer is one of the best weekly papers, published in the interest of the colored people, in the United States.

It is well gotten up, well edited and well printed and is worthy the support of everyone. But being a newspaper instead of an excuse for one, like some other papers claiming to represent the colored race, it is not mentioned very often in the daily press. Meetings Next Week. Trades and Labor Council Friday. Building Trades Council Tuesday.

Painters and Paperhangers Monday Plasterers Wednesday. Carpenters, 158 Wednesday. Bakers and Confectioners Saturday. Retail Clerks Thursday. Boilermakers ednesday.

barmen Saturday. Machinists Saturday. Master Horseshoers Monday. Blacksmiths Monday. Woodworkers Tuesday.

I. B. of R. M. Sunday.

Laundry Workers Tuesday. Steam and Hot Water Fitters Sunday. Carpenters, 1459 Thursday. Electrical Workers Saturday. Federal Labor Union Friday.

Building Laborers Tuesday. Bricklayers and Masons Monday. in court Tuesday evening. It was that of M. Wasserman, who had been ar rested on a complaint sworn out by License Collector Page.

Wasserman, within the last few days, has started up a junk shop on East Second street and had informed the license collector that he did not have to pay a license, Wasserman on the stand in police court last evening stated that his residence had been at 1011 North Jack-son street, but that it had been entirely washed away by the flood. He said he had a family of seven children to support and that to do this he had started to buy junk especially among people in North Topeka who had rub bish to sell. I am living with my family in a little room not larger than that platform, he said, pointing to the six by ten rostrulm on which the judges desk stands, and if the license was only $1.25 I couldnt pay it. Judge Hamilton said he had heard of the mans case before and that his statement was correct. On his own statement he was guilty of the offense charged, however, and he was given a minimum fine of $5 and allowed thirty days in which to pay it.

A junk license costs $25. He was warned that he was subject to arrest as long as his license was not paid ALBIRTS. 1 union was elected delegate to the No PRESS FEEDERS UNION Meets first and third Tuesdays of each month at Trades and Labor Council hall, 711 Kansas avenue. R. C.

Brown, president; A. G. Packard, vice president; Fred Geiser, corresponding secretary; R. W. Wis-eombe, financial secretary; T.

J. Pert, sergeant-at-arms; executive board, A. G. Packard, chairman; Eugene Willitt, S. D.

Lomasson. WOOD WORKERS NO. 215 Meets every Tuesday at Trades and Labor Council hall, 711 Kansas avenue. President, Harvey Barnes; vice president, Will Johnson; recording secretary, F. M.

Sowar financial secretary, J. H. Runyon; treasurer, Charles O. Pearson; trustees, R. K.

Peck, Frank Bond, Andy Alhstrom; warden, J. M. Smith; conductor, A. D. Turner.

LOCAL NO. 202, I. B. of R. Meets every Sunday at 2 p.

at 711 Kansas avenue, James Kay, president; E. N. Treadwell, recording secretary. PRESMENS UNION Meets first Monday of each month. J.

Hill, president; L. J. Strfckrott, secretary. LAUNDRY WORKERS UNION Meets second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 711 Kansas avenue. President, J.

H. Ulsh; vice president, J. E. Harness; secretary, Miss Addis Fish; treasurer. Miss Cretia Blake.

BUILDING TRADES COUNCIL Regular meeting every Tuesday night at Building Trades Council hall, 420 Kansas avenue. President, C. G. Dodds; vice president, B. Compton; recording secretary, J.

M. OBrien; secretary-treasurer, J. Florence; sergeant-at-arms, A. G. Hagan; trustees, W.

Fry, E. Felker, W. Grote-wohl. STEAM AND HOT WATER FITTERS President, James Brummitt; vice president, Dan Leahy; secretary-treasurer, Wm. BattershilL; financial secretary, John Meets first and third Sunday of every month at 420 Kansas ave.

CARPENTERS, NO. 1459, NORTH TOPEKA President, C. P. McCarthy; vice president, Geo. Reidy; corresponding secretary, J.

H. Imbler; treasurer', Wallace; financial secretary, J. A. Jessup; warden, M. H.

Faer; conductor, Wm. Conklin. Meets every Thursday at 837 Kansas ave. CARPENTERS UNION NO. 158 Meets 7:30 p.

m. every Wednesday at Building Trades Council hall, 420 Kansas avenue. President, Richard Gist: vice president, S. A. Petterson; cording secretary, H.

A. Lewis; financial secretary, R. M. Vanzant; treasurer, Wm. Fry; warden, Geo.

Miller; conductor, C. F. Anderwees. SHEET METAL WORKERS Meets first, third and fifth Thursdays at 420 Kansas avenue. President, Ross Carleton; vice president, Bert Compton; recording secretary, Hugh Knox; financial secretary, Ralph Loofburrow.

ELECTRICAL WORKERS Meets every Saturday at 420 Kansas avenue. W. J. McLaughlin, president; Pat Sullivan, vice president; W. H.

Bea-sen, recording secretary; G. C. Platt, financial secretary. FEDERAL LABOR UNION 10242-Meets every Friday night at No. 711 Kansas avenue.

J. E. Nimlck, president; C. H. Carter, vice president; Gu3 Alberts, recording secretary; C.

L. Bail, financial secretary; A. Clark, treasurer. BUILDING LABORERS UNION NO. 9177 Meets every Tuesday evening at 8 oclock at 420 Kansas avenue.

B. G. Williams, president; B. Younkin, recording secretary. PLUMBERS LOCAL UNION NO.

165 Meets first and third Thursdays at Building Trades Council hall. 420 Kansas avenue. President, T. J. Johnson; vice president, A.

J. White; recording secretary, W. A. Wolver-ton; financial secretary, Harry McFarland; treasurer, Cbas. Quirche.

PLASTERERS UNION NO. 44. Regular meetings every Wednesday night at Building Trades Council hall, 420 Kansas avenue. President, H. Braem vice president, J.

Pixley; secretary, J. M. OBrien; secretary, J. T. Groscb.

PAINTERS, DECORATORS AND PAPERHANGERS Regular meeting every Monday night at Building Trades Council hall, 420 Kansas aw-enue. President, Frank Woodrwtt; vice president, T. E. Smith; receding secretary, W. L.

O'Brien; financial secretary, J. A. Olson; treasurer, J. P. Johnson; warden, J.

B. Dowling; conductor. Wm. Bowen; preceptor, C. A.

Allen. BRICKLAYERS AND MASONS NO. 3 Meets every Monday evening over Exchange grocery, corner Sixth and Quincy. E. Felker.

president; A. J. Stone, vice president; J. J. Fitz-glbbons, recording secretly; L.

B. Scates, financial secretary. STONECUTTERS UNION Meets first and third Friday evenings at 420 Kansas avenuie. C. B.

Jenkins, president; Geo. Taylor, vice president; S. C. Harris, financial and corresponding secretary; C. Steward, trees urer.

Eight Naurs Sufficient. Eight hours work a day is enough from every ponit of view, whether we consider efficiency, health, or morals, or morale. The nine-hour day has shown that more work can be done within its confines than used to be done in ten hours. The way in which work is done at present proves that the same work can be done in eight. The eight-hour day will ultimately come as a boon and a blessing to men and the work will De just as well done as it is now.

The men who work eight hours per day will keep in better physical condition and will live longer than those who put in a greater number of houis. That they will be better all-around citizens on account of their better health, and the time which they will have to spare for self-improvement and social duties it is hardly necessary to say. A long-recognized truth is that recreation as well as work is necessary for a well-balanced life. And where is the man who does not wish to lead a well-balanced life? The cheerful mind carries spontaneous vigor into labor, and does away with the necessity for continual goading and superintendence of a galling nature. This is any well-regulated office is worth far more than an hour longer in the day.

Union Advocate. ROSTER OF UNIONS OFFICERS A. F. of L. Samuel Gompers, president.

James Duncan, first vice president. John Mitchel, second vice president. James OConnell, third vice president Max Morris, fourth vice president. Thos. I.

Kidd, fifth vice president. Dennis A. Hayes, sixth vice president. John B. Lennon, treasurer.

Frank Morrison, secretary. TRADES AND LABOR COUNCIL Regular meetings second, fourth and fifth Fridays of each month, at 711 Kansas avenue. S. B. Weaver, president; G.

M. Buchanan, vice president; R. I. Brush, recording secretary; Richard I. Palmer, secretary-treasurer; C.

Girton, sergeant-at-arms; trustees, W. L. A. Johnson, chairman; B. G.

Williams, G. Fogel. FLOUR AND CEREAL MILLMEN Meets second and fourth Sundays at 3 p. at 711 Kansas avenue. C.

O. Chamberlain, president; G. Fogel, vice president; T. Blair, secretary-treasurer; E. P.

Chance, recording secretary; B. guide; H. Ford, sergeant-at-arms. BAKERS AND CONFECTIONERS Meets Saturdays at 711 Kansas avenue. G.

Urban, president; R. I. Smith, treasurer. RETAIL CLERKS Regular meetings second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 711 Kansas avenue. J.

F. Farrell, president; C. C. Coul-son, financial secretary; John Beede, recording secretary BROTHERHOOD OF BOILERMAKERS Meet3 second and fourth Wednesday evenings at Labor Headquarters, 711 Kansas avenue. President, H.

B. White; corresponding secretary, C. Heise, 223 Jefferson; financial secretary. C. F.

A. Strickrott, 121 Van Buren street; chairman board of trustees, W. L. A. Johnwi BROTHERHOOD RAILvvAl CARMEN Meets every Saturday evening corner Sixth and Quincy, third floor.

John Seigmund, chief carman, 199 Emmett street; J. James, recording secretary, 309' Hancock st. TYPOGRAPHICAL UNION Regular meetings first Sunday of each month 2:30 p. at Trades and Labor Council hall. 7,11 Kansas avenue.

H. H. Watt, president; Carl Mercer, recording secretary; R. I. Palmer, financial and corresponding secretary.

JOURNEYMEN BARBERS UNION Meets fourth Monday evening of each month at 711 Kansas avenue. President, H. P. Miller; vice president, J. Collins; financial secretary.

Roy Hammon; recording secretary, F. Stevens; treasurer, Bert Gilbert. MACHINISTS LODGE NO. 24 Meets second and fourth Saturdays of each month at Lincoln Post hall. Jas.

C. Dwyer, recording secretary, 125 Quincy street. MASTER HORSESHOERS ASSOCIA TION Meets every Monday night at 118 West Fifth street. C. M.

Walters, president; Wm. George, financial secretary; J. E. Watts, correspond lng secretary. CIGARMAKERS UNION NO.

36-Meets first Friday evening of each month at 711 Kansas avenue. Geo. Feiger, president; John Curry, vice BUILDING TRADES COUNCIL NEWS law. Mr. Crape infers that the American Book company may have an interest in the approval of supplementary books in Kansas.

Mr. Crane said: Last year I made the statement that the scheme of the American Book company was to make the state uniform text book law unpopular by flooding the state with a set of inferior books thereby forcing the state to use supplementary books, in order that they may charge what they please for them'. I believe my prophesy then has come true. The American com pany has a lot of books in the state that the people are dissatisfied with and now they want supplementary books. While the adopted books sell for a specified price the company may charge what it pleases for the supplementary book's Ceffeyville Will Celebrate.

Labor Day promises to be a rousing rally day for organized labor at Cof-feyville. The yarious committees are working and expect to be able to show the people what we can do. We have succeeded in securing good speakers. L. J.

Luey, editor Labor Champion, and Jas. A. Cable, international secretary-treasurer of the Coopers ulnion, will speak. Have arranged for good band music, and an interest- havtpromlsed a I hearty co-operation and have, in some instances, asked for permission to put floats in the parade. A parade equal to a circus parade will be one of our features.

The condition of organized labor in with a shorter work day and congenial feeling between employer and employees. The carpenters brotherhood say they have no grievance and are having work. Their union is solid from first to last. Work for the coopers is slack at this time. The mills are not running full capacity and consequently the work for the craft is intermittent.

The members are thoroughly union and they have an enthusiastic membership. The Floiir, Mill and Cereal Workers are working under the hardest dis- advantage now but our hopes are that trill to lined up worklng nd nlnnlng nna with not one grievance Condition of work Is satisfactory with the Internation Union of Steam' Engineers. They report work good and satisfactory agreements with employers. The painters, organized the first of the year, are doing nicely. Work has tional Building Trades Council to be held in August at Denver, Colo.

Every union in the city can send a delegate. In case no other delegate goes any union affiliated with the Building have no contract with employers, and Trades Council can send any resilu- are striving for thorough organization tions they wish through Mr. OBrien, when the hope to ultimately gain concessions that will place them in line Coffeyville is good considering the I small number of locals. The Brick, Tile and Terro Cotta Workers are doing fairly well but By QUS Business Agent Fry made a good re port The linemen report 50 men employed in the city. The meeting was called to order by President Dodds.

The B. T. C. card will be enforced on the 29th of the present month. Bro.

Pixley of the plasterers union lost heavily in the recent flood. The vender of pills and compound- er of drastic drugs who visited the young lady at the Dutton house last week who had just been brought from the flood district in North Topeka, and in a very precarious condition, and took from her the last $3 she had on earth and left her to the mercy of charity, is one of the meanest tricks on record so far. James Brummitt, president of the National Steam and Hot Water Fitters local No. 17 of Topeka, Kansas, has left for Chicago, he having secured a permanent position there. A letter stating that the outlook for letter sung mai me 5T flttera 7 the and hot araM fitting tm been separated from the plumbing, they being two separate trades.

A certain carpenter-contractor In Topeka lost a Job the other day because he had non-union men when Mr, Kraushan, of the Bakers union, who will open a genuine union bakery at the Palms, and he said he wished his There will be an International Hod Carriers union in Topeka tn another week. The carpenters, bricklayers and plasterers of Aurora, 111., have all been granted increases In wages this spring. The question of celebrating here on Labor Day wnl be settled in a short time as the committee meets at Trades and Labor Council hall on June 18. Two national building trades were organized last week, one at South Ton awanda, N. the other at Lynn, Mass.

It will be only a matter of time until we have one In every town. Bro. Battershlll of the Steam and Hot Water Fitters union has secured the agency of a water motor fan and will put it on exhibition at the Labor Champion office on Jackson street, where he will be delighted to show any one who calls. Bro. Wm.

OBrien of the paintere men belonged to the union as It is only a matter of time when all must Join the union. A good Idea. It seems the contractors are more In favor than the men. been good, the scale satisfactory an an enthusiastic organization. The start was made with 13 members, and charter issued on January 13.

I The latest organization In Coffey H' I 7 'v tr.

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