|Title||TLS: Board of Aldermen, Hoboken, N.J. from H.E. Schneider & Co., 60 Hudson St., Hoboken, Feb. 29, 1904, re City ordinance regarding unions.|
|Collection||Hoboken Government & Politics Collection|
|Credit||Gift of Robert Maier.|
|Scope & Content||
Typed letter signed to Board of Aldermen (City Council) of Hoboken, N.J. from H.E. Schneider & Co., 60 Hudson St., Hoboken, Feb. 29, 1904, re City ordinance regarding unions. Two leaves, letterhead and second sheet; signed by Schneider. Folded.
H.E. Schneider was sending a bill to the City Council and complaining about the the rescinding of a 1902 resolution apparently about union labor. Transcription of text is in notes.
H.E. Schneider & Co., Successors to Germania Publishing Co., Dr. E. Schneider, Editor, 60 Hudson St., Hoboken, N.J. February 29, 1904. Telephone Call: Hoboken, 409a, H.E. Schneider.
The Honorable Board of Aldermen of the City of Hoboken, N.J.
I am in receipt of a Communication by the City Clerk, that, in your stated session of February 24th, you rescinded your resolution, adopted January 8th 1902. I hand you herewith Bill up-to-date and will follow your directions. As a citizen and tax-payer of this city and head of one of the largest German publication houses in this country and abroad, I deem it my duty towards my fellow citizens, who make the most influential element among them, which pays more than three-fourths of the taxes of our prospering city is living on, to keep them posted in their own language, mood and manner on all public affairs in which they are or ought to be interested.
I do this whether compensated or not, for local affairs are no influencing my business enterprises, Belletristisches Journal have been considered since 52 years the leading German weekly in the country, though I never will disregard them and not allow doubtful elements to defame them.
In my opinion, sustained by the brightest judicial and administrative authorities of the country, it is decidedly wrong to discriminate between citizens on the ground that they belong to a so called labor union or not, especially if this so called union shows itself detrimental to state, church, and families, binding its members by oath or perjury to disregard all other obligations for the sake of their union, so constituting the most dangerous and obnoxious of all trusts and a hotbed of corruption.
I am a workingman myself and the workingman's truest friend since more than forty years, when I started my poem "invalids of Labor" the movement, which now in Germany has brought great results and which in the coming national campaign will decide the fate of this country, making Invalids of Peace equal to Invalids of War, providing for them, in case of invalidity or infirmity by old age, giving their families good standing in the community and their children bright prospects of future welfare, solving what intelligent men proclaim the problem of the century.
Thank you for past favors.
Yours very respectfully,
Publisher of "Rundschau & Wacht"
|Year Range from||1904|
|Year Range to||1904|
Schneider & Co., H.E.
60 Hudson St.
Germania Publishing Co.
Business & Commerce
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