Silver-Plated Ware Makers Give Santa Claus a Reception
Shelton, Conn., Dec. 22. —W. J. Miller, of the Derby Silver Co., will inaugurate a new era in the relation between employers and employed. While the memory of the banquet given by the company to their men on July 4th is still fresh in the memory of all, the same company have perfected arrangements to tender to all their employes a Christmas entertainment. The large packing and shipping department rooms are to be cleared, and on Saturday evening, Dec. 24, there will be Christmas trees erected, and Santa Claus in person will be present to distribute the tokens of regard with which the trees will be loaded.
"The boys have been very faithful, and have done well by us, this season,” said Mr. Miller, ‘‘and we wish to show them that we appreciate the fact, and have thought that this might be the best way to reach them all. While the idea is to please the children of our employes primarily, we intend to make it interesting for all, and particularly wish for all our employes and their families to be present with us and give old Santa a rousing reception on the evening decided upon.” Mr. Miller has visited, during the past few years, many of the large manufactories of this country, and is convinced that many of the great strikes and labor troubles result from the fact that employers and employed do not keep in touch, and believe that their coming together on occasions of this kind is the best thing possible for them both.
Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 28th December 1892