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The Champion from Kansas City, Kansas • 4

The Championi
Kansas City, Kansas
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THE CHAMPION. A weekly publication devoted to the Interests and cause of labor and labor organizations. Editor and Proprietor. S. I.

MESERAULL, PAINTERS Union No 4, meets Tuesday evenings, 1117 Walnut; Seeele, Secy. PAPER Hangers Union No 117, meets Wednesday evenings, 1117 Walnut st; Rider, Secy. PLUMBERS, Gas and Steam Fitters No 9, meets Monday evenings, 1117 Walnut st; Casper Welch, Secy. RAILROAD Trainmens Union No 4I6, meets Monday evedings, 1117 Walnut st; 0 Caldwell, Secy. RETAIL Clerks Union No lo7, meets 2nd and 4th Fridays, Boylan's hall; Lee Bodenheimer, Secy.

RETAIL Clerks Union No 148, meets 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, Melville hall, 4th and Kansas av; Helfenbine, Secy. DA II IAV TV. 1 KT 4 tCl let only 18 carpenters, after much expense and labor. This shrewd action of the strike leaders, together with the fact that as soon as those scab carpenters arrived in Yokohama pickets were stationed around the company's yard and three imported carpenters were won over to the ranks of the, strikers, despite strict precautions of the company against that very thing, revealing another remarkable feature of the strike; it stands in some respects a favorable comparison with those strikes conducted by shrewd strike leaders in the western countries. This shrewd man-; agement of the strike and.

peaceful behavior of the strikers finally brought the company to terms about ten days ago, and the strikers went back to the company on the compromised scale of 72 sen per day. Thus ended a most remarkable strike in a signal victory for the carpenters. Labor omnia vincit. FUSATARO TAKANO. Monday evenings, 1015 Walnut st; Lech-nor Secy.

RETAIL Clerks Union No 13, meets 1st and 3rd Wednesday evenings, 1013 Walnut st; I Lesem, Secy. SUNFLOWER Typographical Union No 157, meets 1st Friday after 1st Sunday, 644 Minn av; Edgar Evans, Secy. STATIONARY Firemen No 6406, meets 2nd and 4th Thursday evenings, Dempsey's hall, 711 Osage av; Burns, Secy. STONE Masons Union No 1, meets Monday evenings, 502 Minn av; A Hannon, Secy. STONE Masons Union No 2, meets Monday evenings, 1117 Walnut st; Chas Robinson, Secy.

STEREO TYPERS and Electrotypers Union No A Sumner, Secy. SADDLE and Harness Makers Union, Waller No 16, meets 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 1117 Walnut st; Conine, Secy. SWITCHMENS Union No 1, meets 2nd and 4th Thursday evenings, 1117 Walnut st. day evenings, 15th and Grand av; Max. well.

Secv. -C Organized Labor Wins Nowhere are the benefits of union labor more apparent than in the history of organized labor in Minneapolis, Minn. The carpenters after the disorganization of the old union fell back to 15 cents an hour on the average. They now, under the new organization, have 106 contractors backing their demand for 25 cents an hour. This gain of 10 cents an hour for 700 union carpenters at nine hours a day means 90 cents a day per man, or for the 700, working 200 days a year.

The gain is not altogether for the working men either; the standard of skill is raised and each workman is more ambitious, hopeful and energetic and worth more. The plasterers, after their union went to pieces got only $1. 75 to $2 a day, but since their reorganization one year ago they have brought their pay back to $3 for eight hours. Having reopened the meat market formerly run by Mr. N.

Holt, I respectfully invite you to call. Yours, Chas. K. Wood, Agent. SWITCHMENS Union No 2, meets 2nd and 4th Wednesday evenings, Brouse's hall, 6th and Kansas av; Chas O'Donnell, Secy.

SHEEP Butchers Protective Union No 7146, meets 2nd and 4th Thursday evenings; George Byers, Secy. TRADES Assembly, Kansas City, Kas, Jos Mc-Grath, Pres; Paul, V-Pres; Evans, Cor Secy; Westfall, Rec Secy; 0 Wingert, Secy-Treas; Thos Riley, Sgt-at-Arms; Wm Deal, Statistician. We Don't Patronize. Union worklngmen and workingwomen and sympathizers with labor have refused to purchase articles produced by the following firms. Labor papers please copy; Siege Walpole, Bicycles, Kenosha, Wis.

Fuller-Warren Stove Milwaukee, Wis. School Seat Company, Furniture, Grand Rapids Mich- Adnlph Lauk, Bookbinder, Lockport. N. Y. Armour Packing Co.

Swift's Sure Specific. Atlanta, Aa. H. J. Heinz Pickling Alleghany City, Pa.

Maple City Soap Works. Monmouth Mining and Mfg. Co. (Sewer Pipe.) Monmouth (111.) Pottery Co. Times.

Los Angeles, Cal. Venebale Bros. Quarries, Lithonia, Ga. Quincy Show Case Works, Qulncy, 111. Excelsior Show Case and Cabinet Warks, Quincy, Royal Mantle and Furniture Rockford.

111. Illinois Sewing Machine Rockford Chair and Furniture Co. Brunswick Blake, Billiard tables. Rothschild, Son Bar Fixtures. Gormully Jeffrey Bicycle Chicago, 111.

'Victor," "Victoria," "Rambler." Derby Bicycle Jackson, Mich. BARBERS Union No. and 4th Tuesday evenings, 711 Osage Av. Wm. Cracroft, Secy.

BEEF Boners Union No. 6l5l, meets 1st and 3rd Thursday evenings, 1721 W. 9th St. R. Harey, Secy.

BROTHERHOOD of Carpenters and Joiners, meets Saturday evenings, Commerce building. 0. Keenan, Secy. BROTHERHOOD of Locomotive Firemen No. 3 1 3, meets 2nd and 4th Mondays, Melville hall.

J. A. Fike, Secy. BROTHERHOOD of Locomotive Firemen No. 278, meets 2nd and 4th Sundays 2 p.

Workmen hall. W. Bid well, Secy. BROTHERHOOD of Locomotive Firemen No. 337, meets 2nd and 4th Saturday evenings, 702 S.

W. B'vard. Largent, Secy. BROTHERHOOD Loeomotive Engineers No. 369, meets 1st and 3rd Sundays, 10 p.

K. of P. hall. W. Parr.

Stcy, BROTHERHOOD Locomotive Engineers No. 502, meets 2nd and 4th Mondays, Masonic hall, 16th and Penn Sts. C. L. Foster, Secy.

BROTHERHOOD Locomotive Engineers No. 8t, meets 1st and 3rd Saturday evenings, Board of Trade hall. Jas. Corrigan, Secy. BROTHERHOOD Railway Trainmen No.

385, Ed. F. O'Shea lodge, 1st and 3rd Sundays, p. 2nd and 4th Sundays, 2 p. Strope's hall, 9th and Central.

B. A. Broadus, Secy. BEER Drivers Union No 100, meets 2nd and 4th Sundays. Germania hall, 1405 Main St.

John Adams, Secy. BUILDING Laborers International Protective Union, meets Tuesday evenings, Cor. Missouri and Grand Avs. B. Clift, Secy.

BRICK Layers Union No. 4, meets Tuesday evenings, 1 32 MainSt. John Shine, Secy. BARBERS (Journeymen) Union No. 43, meets Monday evenings, 112 W.

10th St. Bruce Chanler, Secy. BROTHERHOOD Electrical Workers No. 18, meets 2nd and 4th Friday evenings, 1117 Walnut St. C1GARMAKERS Union No.

345, meets 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 3,30 p.m., Wyandotte Club rooms, 502 Minn. Av, A. L. Riling, Secy. GOOPERS International Union of North America, meets 2nd and 4th Sundays, Odd Fellows hall, Osage and Packard Sts; Collins, Sec'y, CANMAKERS Union, meets 2nd and 4th Thurs.

evenings, 5th St Opera House; J. E. McSweeney, Secy. CIGARMAKERS Union No. 102, meets 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 1117 Walnut St; Ed Stein, Secy.

CYLINDER Feeders, Job Pressmen and Helpers Union No. 10, meets 2nd and 4th Mondays, 1117 Walnut st; Radley, Secy. COREMAKERS Union, meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday evenings, Union hall, 14o5 Main st; Frank Adams, Secy. EUREKA Federal Labor Union, meets 1st and 3rd Sundays at 2:30 1318 Grand Av; A Hirshfield, Secy. INTERNATIONAL Association of Machinists No 27, meets 1st and third Thursdays Life Building 5th and Minn Av; Blum Secy.

INTERNATIONAL Association of Machinists No 278, meets 2nd and 5th Friday evenings, Boylan's hall 53o Minn Av; John Stanley, Secy. INTERNATIONAL Association of Machinists No 92, meets 1st and 3rd Monday evenings, 1117 Walnut st; A Hutcheson, Secy. IRON Moulders Union No 162, meets 1st and 3rd Saturday evenings, 1117 Walnut Stewart, Secy. INDUSTRIAL Council Kansas City, Mo, Walsh. Pres; Hayden, V-Pres; 0 Marvin, Rec Secy; Ed Mahoney, Sec-Treas; Isaac Reich-er, Sgt-at-Arms; meets 2nd and 4th Sundays.

Mechanics Bureau, 1117 Walnut st. INTERNATIONAL Brotherhood of Blacksmith No 66. meets 1st and 3rd Saturdays, Odd Fellows hall, 6th and Minn Av; Collinson, Secy. JOURNAMEN Horseshoers Union No 18. meets 1st and 3rd Thursday evenings, 1117 Walnut st; Con Dugan, Secy.

KAW Valley Railroad Conductors Union No 57, meets Mondays, 2 pm, 1013 Walnut st; Rose, Secy. KAW Valley National Association of Stationary Engineers No 7, 1st and 3rd Monday evenings, Republican Club hall, 5th and Minn Av; Hurly, Secy. KAW Valley Beef Butchers Union No 6497, meets 1st and 3rd Mondays Brouse's hall, 6th and Kansas Av. LATHERS Union, meets Thursday evenings, 1405 Main st; Fleming, Secy. LONE Star Federal Labor Union, meets Saturday evenings, 629 Kansas Av; Carter, Secy.

MASTER Horseshoers Association, meets 2nd and 4th Wednesday evenings, 12 10th st; McLean, Secy. MUSICIANS Protective Association No 79, meets 1st and 3rd Friday evenings, Boylan's hall. 530 Minn Av; Swartz, Secy. MUSICIANS Protective Union No 20, meets 2nd Tuesday of last month In each room 205 Boston building; Rose, Secy. NATIONAL Association of Theatrical Stage Employes No 31, meefls Sundays, 714 Wyandotte st; Hohn, Secy.

OPERATIVE Plasterers Union No Thursdays, 1117 "Walnut st. PATTERN Makers Association; meets 2nd and 4th Saturday evenings Union hall, 1405 Main st. PRESSMAN'S Union No 16, meets 4th Monday evenings, 1117 Walnut st; George Harriman, Secy. PORK Butchers Union No 6523, meets Monday evenings. Chamber of Commerce building; Mallon, Secy.

A Remarkable Strike. Honco, Tokyo, Japan, July 29, 1897. On June 5. last, all carpenters, four' hundred in number, of Yokohama, the well known seaport of this country, and its two surrounding districts met and fotmed an organization called "Yokohama Ship Carpenters Union." The first business considered by the union was a resolution to demand a raise of 17 sen per day on their wages, which equals to a raise of about 22 per cent. This resolution was passed by acclamation and a petition to the effect, setting forth the fact that wages of ship carpenters remained unchanged during the past two years wliile prices of life's necessaries advanced, during the same period, over 40 per cent, was drawn up and copies of it were presented two days later to all employers, several yard owners, employing in all about 100 carpenters, readily granted the reesonable demand, but all others, among them the Yokohama dock company, a formidable concern, heavily backed by the Nippon Yusen Kaisha (Japan Mail Steam Ship flatly refused to concede.

Petitions after petitions were presented asking--I may say begging--Jor the raise, but to no avail. Not only employers turned a deaf ear to the humble begging but some of them openly challenged a strike, and in the case of the dock company a threat was made of permanent blacklisttng of ths employes who should persist on the raise. Finding no other recourse to pursue, a strike was finally declared on the 17th, ten days after the petition was first presented, and over three hundred carpenters left their benches. Thus began- a most remarkable strike in the industrial history of this country, remarkable, in the first place, with the absence of hasty action on the part of the strikers in declaring the strike, as it is the case with the majority of, the strikes so far originated in this country. Indeed, the strikers went through every form of humble petitioning before they declared the strike; they stood unmoved by the flashing victories of other strikes hastily declared and poorly conducted.

This was the more remarkable in view of the prevailing ignorance among the strikers, and they really deserve the highest praise for their mature deliberation. In the second place, the strike was remarkable with peaceful conduct and orderly behavior of the strikers. Though uneducated they were and backed by a union newly formed with no fund whatever, they strenuously refrained from taking any violent action and desperate measures Orders issued from headquarters enjoining the strikers to a total abstinence from intoxicating liquors and heated discussion in their meeting places were obeyed to the letter. So orderly and peacefully was their behavior that the police authorities, who generally take the side of the employing class, found themselves hard to deny their sympathy. This remarkable state continued ten days, dur-which time the strikers were supported by those who were working with the yard owners who conceded the demand, with contributions of one-third of their daily earnings; and on the 27th all employers, except the dock company, came to an agreement with the strikers on a coin-promise scale of 73 sen per day, which is equal to about 32 cents in American money, and one-half of the strikers resumed their places the next day.

The strike against the dock company still continued, but luckily for the strikers they all found work with other employers, who needed an additional force of carpenters owing to the work formerly done by the dock company now coming to their yards. The dock company, on the other hand, tried to bring carpenters from other parts of this country, but found that they had been outwitted by the strikers, for long before this step was taken by the company the strike leaders notified their fellow workers of the strike, and requested them to use their influence to keep away carpenters from the scene of conflict. This request was cheerfully complied with and the company succeeded in securing Sam Hartman, Kindling and 411 Kansas Avenue, Wm. Karl's Bakery, Fresh Bread, Cakes and Pies every day. 609 Kansas Avenue, Armourdale.

GEORGE BENNETT, Tie Tailor, Cor. 5th and Shawnee. Perfect work, fit guaranteed, finest line of goods. Union Shop. reie rresse, ah.

Rochester Clotheirs' Exchange. Jos. Biefleld and Siegel Clothiers, Chicago, Illinois. Daube. Cohen Clothing, Chicago.

Clement, Bane Clothiers, Chicago. Hart, Schaffner Marks, Chicago, 111. Imperial Mill Duluth, Minn. V. L.

Kidder Son Milling Terre Haute. Cumberland Flour Mills and Liberty Flour Mills, Nashville, Tenn. i l.ipll. fit i Geo. Ehret's Lager Beer.

St. Louis Brewers' Association, Lager Beer. Deuscher Hamilton, 0 0. Schreler, Sheboygan, Wis Ministers 1 Bergner Engel and Balz Brewing Co Philadel- Bus! Baips! Winter Bros. Brewing Iron City Brewing Pittsburg, Eberhard Obers Brewing Alleghany, Pa.

American Biscuit Co's Biscuits. Springfield (111.) Elevator Milling Co. Duhohue Henneberry's. Printers. Chicago, 111.

Garford Mfg. Bicycle Saddles. Elyria, O. Gregory Shaw, Boots and Shoes, South Farming Mass. United States Banking Co.

Buffalo Barrels. S. F. Hess Cigars, Rochester, N. Y.

Yocum Clears. Reading. Pa. Hetterman Bros. Cigars.

Louisville, Ky. Gordon Cigar Detroit, Mich. Brown Cigar Detroit. Mich. H.

Feitz Cigar Detroit, Mich. Banner Cigar Detroit, Mich. Harrington Ouelette Cigar Detroit Powell. Smith Cigars, New York. Wm.

Teiree Cigar Detroit, Mich. Geo. Mocles Cigar Detroit, Mich. Moek's Cigar Detroit, Mich. Gross 5iCo.

Cigars, Detroit, Mich. Detroit Cigar Detroit, ancn. it Ettl Cassebohnn's Cigars, Louisville, Ky. Chas. H.Busbey's Cigars, MeSherry town.

Pa. Kerbs, Werheim Schiffer, Cigars. New York. Harding Todd, Shoes, Rochester, N. Y.

Thos.G. Plant Shoe Lynn. Mass. Gould Walker, Boots and Shoes, Westboro, Mass. Hamilton-Brown Shoe St.

Louis. AmpHnan Tobacco Co. Plus Tobacco: Battle Ax. All kinds of Badges for Labor Day manufaeted at The Champion Office, 5th and Shawnee. OFFICIAL DIRECTORY.

ANCHOR Federal Labor Union No. 6540 A. F. of meets Wednesday evenings, Boylan's hall, 530 Minn Av. Walter Martin, Secy.

ALLIED Printing Trades Council meets 1st and 3rd Tuesday evenings, Mechanic's Bureau hall, 1117 Walnut. D. L.Guyette, J. C. Clayton, Secy.

BROTHERHOOD of Locomotive Firemen No. 330, meets 1st and 3rd Thursday evenings, Board of Trade hall, 4th and Kansas H. F. Sheible, Secy. BEEF Butchers No.

6496, meets 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, Shankerberry's hall, Kansas Av. W. S. McCauley, Secy. BROTHERHOOD of Stationary Engineers No.

2, meets 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 1233 Grand S. L. Bennett, Secy. BREWERS and Makers No. 46 meets 2nd and 4th Saturdays, 1013 Walnut Ernest Sibold, Secy.

BROTHERHOOD of Boiler Makers and Iron Ship Builders No. 32 meets Friday evenings, 1117 Walnut St. W. F. Kaiser, Secy.

Newsboy. Piper Hiedsick, Something uooa, reuru, Smoking Tobacco: Gail A Ax, Navy, Honest Long, fni Mtiturp.Spal nf North Carolina. Ivanhoe, .1 Greenback. Cigaretts: Duke's Cameo, Sweet Capo-ral. Cycle, Old Judge.

Kipp Mattresses and Spring Beds, Milwaukee Wis Be'rger Reeding A. Weigel Milwaukee, Wis. Metropolitan Insurance Co. Sardines E.W.Brown, Gunrock Packing En-ri-m pbini r.n I irrem- P-k1nir Chestnut Packing Bucks Harbor Packing Indian Cove Packing of Lubec and Machias. Me.

Gobeill Pattern Works, Cleveland, O. 1 Studebaker Bros. Man'f'g Co's Carriages and Wg-f ons. South Bend, Ind. Arena.

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