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Extracts from reviews of leading journals

Extracts from reviews of leading journals on labor unions.

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Samuel Austin Kingman

Snyder

Portrait of Samuel Austin Kingman, Justice of the Kansas Supreme Court, 1861-1865 and Chief Justice, 1867-1876.

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Swollen fortunes and the problem of the unemployed

Daniels, Percy, 1840-1916

Percy Daniels published this pamphlet supporting the Populist Party view that the wealthiest in the United States need to pay a greater share in taxes for the betterment of the general populace. Taxes proposed include property, income and inheritance. Daniels speculates that the problem with unemployment in the country could be solved with taxes directed at the most wealthy in the nation.

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Eugene Ware correspondence

This is a series of correspondence to and from Eugene Fitch Ware (1841-1911). Ware moved to Fort Scott, Kansas, after the Civil War and became employed at the Fort Scott Monitor. In 1879, Ware began the first of three terms in the Kansas State Senate. During his terms of office, Ware introduced bills concerning railroads, life insurance, militia, and relief and support of the poor as well as bills of a more local nature. Ware moved to Topeka in 1893 to become a partner with Charles Gleed and his brother, James, forming the law firm of Gleed, Ware and Gleed. In addition to journalism, law, and politics, Ware used the pseudonym, Ironquill, for his literary and poetic achievements. His works include "Neutralia" and "The Rhymes of Ironquill". For a complete contents list of the papers of Eugene Fitch Ware, see the External Links below.

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Lilla Day Monroe and Lillian Mitchner

Lilla Day Monroe (left) was one of Topeka?s leading citizens during the early part of the twentieth century. Over the course of her life, she served as president of the Kansas Equal Suffrage Association, editor of "The Club Member" and "The Kansas Woman?s Journal," and as a founding member of the Good Government Club. Lillian Mitchner (right) was state president of the Kansas Woman?s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU).

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Isabella Barnes to Governor Edward Hoch

Barnes, Isabella

Mrs. Isabella Barnes of Liberal, Kansas, writes Governor Edward Hoch of Topeka concerning her wish to wear men's clothing. Mrs. Barnes states that she would like to wear men's clothing to help her obtain suitable employment and avoid unwanted insults from men. She has contacted the U. S. Attorney General at Washington D. C. concerning this issue and asks Governor Hoch if she would be liable to arrest and if there was not some way for a woman to receive permission to wear men's clothes. Isabella's concerns illustrate many women's efforts to transcend narrowly defined social and sexual roles in the early twentieth century.

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Joseph Little Bristow

Harris & Ewing

This is a portrait of Joseph Little Bristow,1861-1944. He served as United States Senator from Kansas, 1909-1915.

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William Alfred Peffer

Prince, George (b. 1848)

This is a photograph of William A. Peffer, a Populist, who served in both the Kansas State Senate from 1874 to 1876 and the United States Senate from 1891 to 1897. In addition, he was an editor of several Kansas newspapers during his professional career.

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Frank H. Doster, Chief Justice of the Kansas Supreme Court, 1897-1903

Portrait of Frank H. Doster (b. 1847, d. 1933), who served as the Chief Justice of the Kansas Supreme Court from 1897 to 1903. He was part of the Populist movement in Kansas and later became a socialist.

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By-laws of the District Council of Carpenters and Joiners of America

Carpenters and Joiners of America

The By-Laws of the District Council of Carpenters and Joiners of America of Topeka, Kansas. These laws were approved on February 18, 1908 and put into effect on July 1, 1908. Other items listed in the pamphlet, but not limited to, are the objectives and powers of the council, finances and appropriations, and the powers and duties of the president, vice-president, and secretary-treasurer of the organization.

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