The Miners Magazine. March 14, 1912 Volume XII. Number 455
(The Miners Magazine)

Denver Colorado: Western Federation of Miners, 1912. 16 pages; John M. O'Neill, editor; first page with short pieces of importance to the general union movement n the U.S. & abroad, political commentary; especially interesting is a pre-cursor to a following article urging laborers to stay away from the anti-union state of California, and especially to not bother to apply for work at the upcoming San Francisco Exposition in 1915; followed by articles about a prison flogging in Delaware, 'Dire Poverty and Great Wealth', 'W.R. Hearst Denounced', 'School Funds for Military Purposes' by John Tierney, a piece on revolution by E. Moyle, others; an open letter to Senator Borah by Tom Corra, Organizer for the W.F.M regarding tariffs and employment; opinions on the Socialist Party, trade unions, 'News from Washington, D.C.'; more; mining union news, as in "Stay away from Tonopah, Nevada" due to high unemployment and dismal future prospects for workers; also with a couple of pro-union, anti-capitalist poetry pieces; a couple of memorials for passed union brothers; with a directory of local unions and offices of the Federation, listed by state, giving useful information with number, name (location), meeting night, president & secretary, number of members, address; with also the state and district listings and the womens' auxiliaries; with a few advertisements for union made materials and products and a warning "Don't be a Scab" in the mining camps of So. Dakota where the Homestake Mining Company required prospective employees to sign a non-union affiliation pledge - this paper has a facsimile printed of the pledge card on the 3rd page in; small old original subscription label on front cover of the American Association for Labor Legislation, New York; large format 15 " x 11" size; printed on thin slightly glossy-stock paper, original illustrated cover; some edgewear and chipping to paper, old fold line at middle, cover with a bit of loss along that line, which splits the pages almost to the end of the issue, no loss of text; overall, in good condition and a fragile survival from this period of great unrest in the mining regions of the American West. Good Paperback (Item ID: 20972)


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