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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (Dec. 16, 1904)
WILIi 91. MAUPIK,
p.dltor and Publisher.
$1.00 A YEAR IN ADVANCE
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jlpril 21, 1904, at the postofflce at Lin
coln, Neb., under the Act of Congress
129 NORTH FOURTEENTH ST.
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jl th. labor papers show that
they care for the union man's ji
jl tra le. Patronize those wlio S
jf art wiling to help you. J
jt Red the advertisements in J
jl THE WAGEWORKER, and it .
j you need of anything in their
jl line, . visit their stores aud
jt make your purchases, and tell
j$ them why you came there. j
jl We desire to particularly im-
j press this matter upon the' Jf
jH wives and daughters of the
j union men, as they do most of J
J the purchasing.
'DMIiiiait N3HO 3 Hi
Open,- meetings of labor unions and
central bodies should be much more
immon than they are, and union
men should lose no opportunity to
bring into these meetings non-union
men who might be educated along
union lines and Influenced to take their
stand alongside of their union fel
' lows. We are of the opinion that a
majority of non-union men would be
i come members of the unions of their
craft if they understood unionism in
iti true Bensef Not nil non-union
men are "scabs." On the contrary,
most non-union men are honest, well
meaning and fair, but ere outside of
the union fold because they either
lack the opportunity to join or do
not understand what unionism means.
These men can not be made unionists
by abuse or denunciation. They must
be educated in unionism Their sense
of fairness must be appealed to . They
must be shown the advantage of
The open meeting is always a good
educator. Non-union men should bo
inbited to attend 'them, and an effort
should be made to have thorn ask
Questions and honest answers should be
given them And again the open
meeting will be profitable because
union men will be prone to ask ques
tions, discussions will arise, friend
ship will be cultivated and fraternal
ties will be-made stronger. The Car
penters' union of Lincoln recently had
an open meeting and a number of non
unionc&rpenters were present through
"cordial Invitation. The good effects
of that meeting were at once notlcable.
The Carpenters' union has profited
by It in gratifying measure Other
unions may follow the example of th;
carpenters with profit to themselves.
We are of the opinion that during
the winter months the Central Labor
Union should have an open meeting
at least once a month. What labor
unions need most now is liberal edu
cation and a stronger growth of
brotherhood. Neither of tbeae things
can be gained by failure to mingle
with our fellows. No one union is
strong enough to stand alone however
, much we may pride ourselves upon thn
strength of our Individual organ lza-
, tions. , We must get together In spirit,
lu purpose and in friendship The in
tegrity of our organizations must, i of
course, be preserved, but as working
men we should all get together once in
a while for the Interchange of Ideas,
the cultivation of friendship and the
outlining of plans for the betterment
of all who eat their bread in the
sweat of their faces. .
ORGANIZED LABOR'S VICTORY.
On December 1, 1904, Illinois' new
labor law went Into effect. As a result
2,500 boys under sixteen years of ago
were taken out of the coal mines and
most of them started to school. Op
ponents of organized labor, and par-
. ents who have never given much
thought to the work being done by
labor unions, ' are invited to ponder
upon this fact. What docs it mean?
It means that 2,500 future citizens of
this republic were taken out of the
i mines where their bodies and brains
were being dwarfed and stunted,
brought into the open sunlight and
wholesome atmosphere, started to
School and given an opportunity to
become citizens with some Idea of
the; value of the franchise and the
duties of citizenship. It means that
other hands must be empkyed in the
mines, and tnat means better wages.
It means healthy boys instead of
sloop-shouldered boys. It means
hotter citizenship in the future.
Hy whom was all this accomplished?
Not hy the Parryites, for they have
never offered a bill abolishing child
labor. On the contrary they seel? to
secure child labor on account of its
cheapness and in utter disregard of
human life. The mine owners did
not secure the enactment of the
ihild-labor law. They are anxious to
use child labor because it. meana
larger profits. Those 2,5flo boys were
brought up out of the mines by the
united efforts of the labor unions of
Illinois, and against the active op
position of every Parryite In the land.
Where labor unions . are strongest
child labor Is at Its lowest ebb. Where
labor unions are 'weakest, child labor
la nt Its greatest. The labor unions
ore weak in the cotton spinning sec
tions of the south, and as a result the
southern cotton mills are filled with
l'; t Me i children scarce out of . their
cradles. The editor of The Wage
worker has seen little girls less than
seven years old toiling in southern
mills. Thousands of them have never
been to school a day in their lives.
Thousands of them have never stood
out of doors and watched the sun rise,
because they entered the mills before
sun-up and did not leave until after
sunset. Their starved ii'ttle bodies
soon wither and droop, and the grave
yards always look like freshly plowed
ground, so numerous are the new-made
graves. And starving mothers havi
no time to weep over the graves of
their little ones, because remorseless
greed calls them back to the mills to
be ground into fragments for the en
richment of conscienceless capitalists.
These children are being murdered
by scores every day in the year. Mur
dered in the word, and if there be a
just God ruling in the heavens thero
will be a day of bitter reckoning for
the men who slay body and soul to
fatten their purses.
This Is one of the conditions that
organized labor is working night and
day to remove. Three million tellers
are banded together to protect the
children of thl3 land and build stronger
the foundations of future citizenship.
They not only have to fight thosw
who seek to profit by Inhuman treat
ment of the little children, but they
must overcome the indifferences of
those who should be most interested
in the great work. They are confronted
on one hand by the boodle funds of
the cotton and coal kings, and upon
the other hand by the indifference o?
fathers and mothers whose lot in life
is better than that of the fathers
and mothers whose children must toil
their lives away in ignorance and
Parryism never seuured the enact
ment of a law for the benefit of those
of whom the Savior said, "Of such is
the kingdom of heaven." Parryism
never secured the enactment of a
sanitary law regulating mi:;, mine ol
factory. Parryism never secured tha
enactment of a law safeguarding lite
and limb. Parryism never secured
the enactment or a law requiring fire
escapes. On the contrary, Parryism
has opposed every one of these laws.
Organized labor battling against
active opposition and supreme indif
ference, has secured every such law
upon the statute books.
Did the advocates of the "open shop"
ever build a home for indigent and
disabled employes? Did advocates of
the open shop ever take a child out
of a mill and educate it, clothe it
and pay its struggling parents thr?
wage it would have earned had it
remained at work. Labor unions have
done both. Do Parryites sit at the
bedside of the suffering toiler and min
ister to him in his hours of sickness?
Does Parryism bury the dead toiler,
comfort the widow and care for orph
an? Labor unions are doing these
things every day in the year and
every hour in the day.
Bringing 2,500 boys up out of the
noisome mines and putting them injo
school is a small fraction of the good
work that labor unions are doing every
day. Men and women should study
There are several labor union3 in
Lincoln unrepresented on The Wage
workers' subscription books. When
trouble comes they will be the first
ones to ask for support, and they are
the ones that will need it most.
Iabor unions should more care
fully cultivate the social feature of
their organizations. Every organized
craft should have its auxiliary among
the wives, mothers, sisters and sweet
hearts of the members.
The farmer who opposes labor un
ions is a chump of the first water. The
farmer is prosperous only when labor
la employed at remuneiative wages.
The; "open shop" means the unfilled
. . v
When you buy an article bearim;
the union label you may be rest as
sured that It does not hive the blood
and souls of innocent children woven
into its warp and woof.
The eight-hour working day is com
ing, and greedy capital might just
as well make up its mind to accept
. . .
If Mrs. Chadwlck had been born a
man she would have mode the grand
eRt old Parryite of them all.
Capital has no trouble today in
securing any old kind of injunction
More open meetings will help to
maintain the "closed shop."
Laboring men should keep away
from the Pacific coast.
The "open shop" means industrial
THE LABEL LEAGUE.
Greatly Encouraged Over the Outlook and
Preparing for Work.
The Lincoln Ladies' Label Leagu-j
met in regular session iast Monday
night at 1034 O street. The large at
tendance testified to the iact that in
terest in the Label League is steadily
.rowing. The social committee sub
mitted its report to the League an.l
v as favorably heard. A voie of thanks
was tendered them for their efforts i.i
making the social a success. Two can
didates were initiated and three appli
cations sent in. The League meets ev
ery second and fourth Monday of the
month. Owing to the Christmas holi
days there will he no meeting until
Jan. 9. 1905. v. - ".
r MAY MAYER.
THAT BOY OF MINE.
Gee whiz! It makes a man feel old.
No matter if his years
Are only forty-one all told
Within this vale of tears,
To search for a clean pair of hose
And hear his good wife say:
if they're not there, then I suppose
Your son wore them today.
Last Sunday I arose betimes
And sought a collar clean
Whilst list'ning to the church bells'
But not a one was seen.
'Your collars?" said my wife. "Let's
I put them all away.
That's strange, I'm sure. Now can it
Your son wore one today?"
Neckties! it's hard to find a one,
Although I've bought a peck.
If I'm In haste, it seems my son
Has got it round his neck.
And shirts? Alas, the tale is sad
I hear my good wife say:
The only clean one that you had
Your son has worn today." .
My shoes, my cuffs, my underclothes:
In fact all I possess;
That boy into them calmly goes
And causes me distress.
And half the time I'm left without
A clean dud for display,
And when I kick I hear the shout:
"Your son wore them today."
It's quite enough to call tc mind
My ..two score years and one
To hunt my clothes an hour and find
They're on my only son.
But, bless his soul. I wouldn't give
The smile when he appears
Lor e'en the privilege to live
Again those two score years.
Advice out of season is like potatoes
You cannot reform a man by throw
ing rocks at him.
Some men with palaces and servants
never had a home.
The "best society" does not always
wear the finest clothes.
The amount of love does not depend
upon the cc-t of the gift.
Piety cannot be measured by laying
a yardstick along one's face.
There is only one better day than
yesterday or tomorrow, and that is
Most sisters find all ihe brotherly
kindness exercised by other girls'
Some men give a whole !ot more time
to choosing a horse than they did to
choosing a wife.
One of our ideas of self-control is
pitting up a refractory stovepipe with
out getting mad.
When a woman burns her hand on
the kitchen stove does she ever thinii
what a man would probably say?
There are men in this world who
would rather pay for folly than ac
cept a salary for learning wisdom.
Did you ever hear of a man being
soured for life because he had to be
disillusioned concerning Santa Claus?
Some men chloroform their con
sciences and then try to excuse their
wrongdoings on the ground that their
sleeping consciences did not protest
The man who grumbles most at his
family table is the man who mounts
a stool at a lunch counter and eats
without noticing what is set before
TKe County Editor
The worm will turn. Sometimes it
takes the worm a long time to make
up its mind to do it, but sooner or
later it does. Every man who ras
served time as editor of a country
newspaper has experienced the trouble
referred to in this little anecdote, but
not all of them have had the courage
to resent it.
Let there be a society function
the little city and the local editor pres
ent, some will approach him with a
smile and say:
"Well, geting some news to put In
ycur paper?" '
Of course they mean well, but they
seem never to realize that perhaps
even a country editor can lay aside
his profesional duties long enough to
go out In society and meet his friends
on a social basis. '
"Deacon" Dobyns, one of the best
known country editors in Missouri,
suffered this sorUof this for years, and
although it rankled in his bosom, he
never let on, but smiled in return and
nodded assent. But at last patience
ceased to be a virtue. Not long ago
he attended a social affair in his home
town, going as an invited guest. While
mingling with his friends a local gro
cer greeted him with the remark:
"Good evening, 'Deacon.' Getting
some news for your paper.
"Yes, that's what I'm here for," re
plied "Deacon." "By tne way, Mr
Sands, are you here to drum up some
trade for your store?"
Of course the grocer got mad about
It, but "Deacon" only grinned and re
sumed mingling with his Iriends.
The Paint of View
"I can't understand how any human
being can take delight in witnessing a
bull fight, remarked Scraggsley, look
ing up from his paper.
"Nor I," said Waggsiey. "And I
can't see how any man can witness a
prize fight between two giant bruisers."
"That's right, too, Waggsiey. There
must be something wrong with the
man who can extract pleasure from
either of those things. What are you
going to do tnis afternoon?
"I'm going to the Yell-Rahvard foot
ball game. Are you going?"
"Bet your life! Wouldn't miss it for
the world. It'll be the dandiest bruis
ing match of the year."
A Mektter of Location
"My poor fellow, what brought you
here?" queried the visitor, pausing be
fore the cell of Convict No. 41144.
"I'm here because I mc.de a mistake
as to the advantages of location," re
plied the inmate of the cell.
"And how was that, pray? queried
tne astonished visitor.
"I made the mistake of breaking
into a bank and carrying off the funds
instead of breaking out of the bank
and carrying oil the funds."
The ills of life are hard to bear,
Which you'll admit is true;
And of those ills I've had my share
In numbers not a. tew.
But most of them I bear with ease,
'. Save this,' the worst of them;
It's crawling out of bed to freeze -At
6 o'clock a. m. ' '
Si ,iii)iiii,,iii,ii,i, , ,r-Vj-w,r
Big Holiday Sale of Cloaks,
Suits, Skirts, Furs Now On
- Saturday will find the Cloak and Suit
Section very busy. Come early while the rush is not so great.
Fleece lined Dressing Sacques with wide collar and belt )
only . 75c
Eiderdown Robes in gray, red, blue and pink. Assorted styles
with prices ranging from $3.50 to $10.00
Ladies' lined Cashmere Wrappers, assorted styles, colors and
sizes. Prices $5.00, $6.50 and $7.50
Just received another new line Children's Cloaks of Bearskin,
Beaver, Kersey, Flannel and Broadcloth in all
sizes ". $1.85 up to $10.00
Misses' Walking Skirts in all wool, Venetians, Fancy Mix
tures and Cheviots $2.00 and $2.50
Ladies' Skirts in assorted cloths, $4.50 and $5.00 values, your
Lot 1 Regular $6.00 and $6.50 Walking Skirts in the latest
cloths purchased at a special price in November.
Your choice ... J $3.50
Lot 11 Regular $10 Skirts in Voiles, Examines, Panamas,
Cheviot, Fancy Mixtures. Your choice $5.00
Lot 111 Regular $12.00 and $12.50 Skirts in assorted cloths.
Your choice $6.00
See our regular line of New Skirts in cloth and silk. Prices
from $7.50 to , .$12.50
Just received the first week in December a new line of Silk
Waists, also a large assortment of new designs in
cloths. Prices from $1.00 to $10.00
High class Novelty Coats in cloth, silk and crushed plush. All
colors for street and evening wear $25.00 to- $45.00, to be
sold at 25 off.
See our large assortment of Jackets for Ladies' received the
last week in November. These were bought and will be
sold at reduced prices.
(Above articles will make excellent Christmas gifts.)
Sable Marten Scarfs for $3.75, $5.00 up to $15.00
Nutria Beaver Scarfs from $3.50 to .$12.00
Sable Fox Scarfs from $5.00 up to .$20.00
Genuine Beaver Scarfs from $10.00 to $18.00
Squirrel Sets at , $3.97
Sable Marten Sets from $7.50 to. . . . $15.00
Children's White Lamb's Wool Scarfs at ...... ..45c
Children's Suits from $1.00 to .$10.00
Ladies' and Misses' Sets from $5.00 to . $50.00
Our assortment of Furs is unusually large and quoted at
lowest possible prices. Best quality, lowest prices and abso
lute satisfaction guaranteed.
Low Price in Leather Goods
Dolly Varden Something new in the Wrist Bag; real seal,
Leather covered riveted frame, strap handle, silk lined, fitted
with card case change purse and mirror.
Kensington Bags, made f satin, gilt frames, white silk cord
and tassel handle, nicely lined 69c and 89c
Taffeta Silk Belts. Crush and Shirred in the new plaids, white
and colors, gilt buckles 69c and 89c
Something new in Leather Belts, good quality, Moire lining,
large gilt buckles, black, brown and tan $1.47,
Ladies' 2-clasp Prime Lambskin, all colors and sizes. . . .$1.00
Ladies' 1-clasp Mocha Silk lined, all colors and sizes. . . .$1.00
Ladies' 3-clasp Real Kid, all sizes and colors .$1.50
Ladies' 2-clasp Monarch, "the best glove manufactured" . $2.00
Men's Furnishing Goods
Men's Neckwear in stock, four-in-hand and strings, ascot and
English squares .25c, 50c, 75c
Men's All Wool Sweaters in plaid and striped, $1.25,
$1.50, $2.00, $2.50 .$3.00
Men's Mufflers in squares, oxfords and reefers, 50c, 75c,
$1.00 and .,..$1.60
Ladies' 26-inch Silk Umbrella with sterling silver pearl and
gold handles ,. . .$4.00 to $9.50
Men's 28-inch Umbrella Natural Wood and sterling silver
handles $2.98 to $5.00
We will have the initials engraved on Umbrellas bought of
us free of charge.
Xmas Gifts in Dress Goods
and Silks Have Arrived
One of the handsomest presents you can give is a beautiful
Dress or Waist Pattern, put up in nice white boxes with holly,
all ready for presentation. '
Never before have we displayed such an array of beautiful
patterns. The showing includes black and colored silks of all
designs and neatly tied with ribbons. ' , ..
AT VERY LOW PRICES.
5-yard Silk Waist patterns put up in nice white boxes, -the
new printed warp silks, all exclusive styles, now each. $8.00
4-yard plain black Silk Waist Patterns of the fine guaranteed
black taffeta, 27 inches wide. A beautiful gift, now
each ... . ... ...'.'.' .$3.50
Dress Patterns in Silks are to be had as well at the special
low prices, also put up in boxes.
4-yard Velvet Waist Patterns, put up in elegant boxes for
Christmas gift, regularly sold for 75c per yard, now offered
at the very special low price, per pattern. . . . . . .... . .$1.80
DRESS GOODS FOR CHRISTMAS.
32-yards Wool Waist Patterns in the most exquisite styles of
polka dots, large or small, brown grounds with colored
designs of the newest ideas. Each pattern ...$2.50
Skirt Patterns, some of 4-yard lengths, others more, colored
and black goods, a fine display. Each pattern $5.00
Christmas Presents in Art
Section Very Low Priced
A new line of Dresser arid Sideboard Scarfs, Shams and Cen
ters for tables at i . . . . . V . . .25c, 50c and 75c
' j 1 . .... .
A nice assortment ready made Pillows, Top and .
back .25c, 50c and 97c
Cluny Laces, Linen Centers' with hand made lace edges,
Doilies 25c to $2.50; large centers and scarfs'up to. .$10.00
Hand made Battenburg Doilies 50c; 20-inch Centers, .(9c ;
larger pieces up to . . . .$4.50
A beautiful new line of Busts of the different poets and mu
sicians 1 , . . ; . . .$1.00 to $2.50
Shoe Specials for
Ladies' fine Shoes, worth up to $3.5,6 ; patent kid and fine vici
with Goodyear welt soles. These are the new Fall styles
in odd pairs, tq close at $2.89 ,
Two'large tables of Ladies' Shoes in box calf and heavy don-,
gola kid, patent tip, dull top and extension soles at. . .$1.95
Do the children need shoes? A pair of our nobby shoes for
school wear would be a fine gift for boys and girls. All
styles and leathers and the price always pleasing. Call and
see them. . ' '
Do not fail to see our! line of Slippers and Fancy House San
dals. Notice the window display of "Noo-Doo" Slippers,
East Vestibule .7 .-. .'. ........ ... . . : . 39c and 35c
Complete assortment of Leggins and Gaiters. ;
Children's dainty Aprons made of fine ; India Linen, hem
stitched skirt and tucked epaulettes, each 59c ; with shoul
der ties;- each 65c. Sizes 2, 4, 6 and 8 years.
Largest assortment of Ladies' Domestic and Fancy Aprons at,
each 25c, 35c, 50c, 65c up to J... . ......... i ...... a . .$1.50
Maid's and Nurse's Aprons with shoulder straps and ,bibs,
each 45c, 50c, 65c and ............... 75c
Black Sateen Aprons, each ........ ... ......... .30c and 50c
A full assortment of knitted and crochet squares, shawls and
scarfs in black, white and dainty colors at, each 2oc, 50c,
75c, $1.00 and $1.25 ; for squares, each. . . . . . .$1.50 and $1.75
Children's Gingham Aprons with sleeves, all sizes at. . . I . .29c
Ladies' Fancy Hose in plaids, stripes, embroidered, lace
and silk, 30c to $3.00 per pair. ,
Special Bargains in Millin
We have just opened up a new shipment
of Children's Fancy Hoods bought by
our N. Y. buyer at less than half the
manufacturer's cost. This fortunate
purchase will be disposed of at the
same discount which will mean a great
saving. They make useful as well as
pretty. .Christmas presents. '
Prices 50c to $5.00
r xteginning Tnursua you will find equal
ly as good bargains in all our Hats.
We do not wish to carry these over
and at these prices it will not make it
necessary $2.00, $2.75 up to $5.00
Hats , $1.00
Any of our Fancy Dress Hats up to
$7.50 at $2.00
Any of our Untrimmed Frames to go
Latest Books for
Are here in complete variety. 'Here
are a few:
One o the newest arrivals in this sec
tion is "The Castaway," Miss Rives' new
novel. This is an interestingly told tale
of a romance of the lovers of Lord By
ron. Byron's genius, beauty, brilliancy,
love affairs arid daring combine to make
him our most romantic hero. His career
is here recounted with marvelous sym
pathy. Eight illustrations in colors by
Christy; $1.00 net. '
"Sonnets from the Portuguese' by
Elizabeth Barrett Brocony. Beautifully
bound book in white and gold, tied with
heavy brown ribbon; also boxed, $2.40.
"Woman and Her Wits," v humorous
book of short sayings, ' suitable for gift
book. Doze calf and tied with ribbon.
Red Lion 'Hook and Eye with hump, .
sizes 2 and 3, card : . lc
Curling Irons, all sizes," each. .5c
Tape Measures, 60-inch, each ...... .60c
Nickel plate Safety Pins, sizes 2 and 3,
per card 5c
Wright's Tooth Powder, best grade,
a box ........................ 9c
Vail Bros.' fine grade Perfume, ':...
an ounce .25c
Special line of, holiday box Perfumes at
lowest prices. -; ....... r
Castile Soap, 8-inch bar .".10c
Snowflake Cocoa Soap, 12-inch
cakes ..... . . . . . . . . . . .20c
Hose Supporters with pad and belt. ,
a pair 8c
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