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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (June 30, 1905)
Manufacturers' Loom End Sale
Commences July 1st, and
Continues for t Solid Week
THIS groat opportunity for buying everything in this great store at great bargains
is greatly welcomed by all economical shoppers. This is a sale particularly
adapted to Dress Goods, SilksLinens, Wash Goods, Domestics and all these
departments where "Loom Articles" are sold, but in order that every depart
ment may have an opportunity to decrease their present stocks hundreds of drastic re
ductions will be made in several departments of this great store.
The great value givings are guaranteed to be the greatest ever offered before and
will only need your personal inspection when you will be thoroughly convinced of the
fact. We want this sale to create just as much enthusiasm among our customers on the
last day of this sale as it surely will on the first day.
Come with your expectations the highest we promise you will not be disappointed,
as we consider selling goods at this season of the year at a great loss is a part . of the
business, and, therefore will not hesitate to give splendid bargains.
Watch for the big circular giving a full description and details of this great "Man
ufacturers' Loom End Sale." Don't forget the date July 1st. Come early. Bring
your friends. Orchestra music will be furnished through the day.
. TRADES UNIONS A HELP TO WOMEN.
Protected by Block Signals
The first railway in America to adopt the absolute
Block System in the operation of all trains was the
Chicago, Milvaukoo & St. Paul
Was the first jail way to light its trains
by electricity. The St. Paul Road was
also the first to adopt the steam-heat
Three trains from Union Station,
Omaha, to Union Station, Chicago,
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ness at 1330 O street and will soon
have one of the largest and best ap
pointed resorts in the city; This
firm is engaging extensively, in the
manufacture of union made cigars and
will soon have upon the market several
brands of "square" goods ' that will
deserve the patronage of not only
all union men but all citizens who
smoke and want to help boost Lincoln
Items of Interest, Local and Otherwise,
Hastily Gathered Together.
Rogers ft Perkins carry a large line
of union mate shoes.
And don't forget the railway men's
picnic at Seward on .July 4.
Largest line of union made shoes
in the city at Rogers & Perkins.
Get busy and -help make the Cen
tral Labor Union benefit a rousing
- The Journeymen Tailors and the
United Garment Workers will soon
Last week's edition of The Wage-
worker consisted of 3,700 copies. This
week's edition consists of 4,200 copies.
..Th-'Kwsas City "Employers' Asso
ciation," a branch of the Post-Parry
union busting crowd, is dying of dry-rot.
Mrs. E. C. Locker and daughter,
Miss Effle, of Atchison, Kas., are vis
King with Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Locker,
1724 J street.
Two Utah locals of the United Mine
Workers of America, suspended for
refusing to obey Instructions from
headquarters, have been taken lh by
the Western Federation of Miners.
P. L. Edwin, expert saw demonstra
tor for E. C. Atkins & Co., Chicago,
was in Lincoln Tuesday. Mr. Edwin
is a union carpenter and while here
visited with the Lincoln local.
Eight thousand men, all unionists,
have been granted a 10 per cent in
crease at Pittsburg. They are, pat
tern makers, molders and steel work
ers. The Increase was voluntary.
Niagara Falls carpenters have won
a strike for an increase in the wage
scale. The increase was from $2.80
to $3.00 per day. The strike at Wash
ington, D. C, has also been won by
You should not boycott the Roelof
hat. It is notoriously "scab" and no
good union men will wear it. But do
not boycott it. -..You might go to jail.
Simply refUBe to wear it, and call
the attention of your union friends
to its unfairness. That's all.
The Wageworker takes pleasure In
calling the attention of its readers
to the regular display ad of Null &
McCoy. This firm carries only union
made shoes, and the members of the
firm are themselves union boot and
shoe workers. They deserve the lib
eral patronage of all union men and
Neville ftBoettcher have assumed
control of the cigar and billiard busl-
Splendid Program Arranged for the
Celebration at Seward.
The railroad brotherhoods of Lin
coln have completed all arrangements
for their Fourth of July picnic at Sew
ard, and the program will provide en
tertainment for all. . , The railroad men
have spared no energy to make this
celebration a huge success, and that
they will win out is assured, for they
have a habit of making good on all
they undertake. Those who celebrate
the Fourth at Seward will have as
good a time as can be framed up.
The following program has been ar
ranged, but other features will be
presented during the day:
11 .to 12 noon Speaking by Hon.
James P. Cosgrave.
12 noon to 1 p. m. Lunch.
' 1 p. m. Ladies nail driving contest
Firts prize $3, second prize $2.
1:15 p.m. Boys', eggs race. First
prize $3, second prize $2.
1:45 p. m. One-hundred yard dash,
free for all. First prize $5, second
2 p. m. Boys seventy-five-yard foot
race, under fourteen. First prize $3,
second prize $2.
2:30 p. m. Hose race between York
and Seward, run 250 yards, break and
make coupling, purse $30, second $20,
2 : 30 p. m. Ball game between Utica
and Davey, Neb. Purse $50.
2:30 p. m. Cup race. First prize
$3, second prize $2.
4:30 p. m. Balloon ascension.
5 p. m. Tug of war across the river,
between train men and engine men
Prize, two boxes cigars. One side has
got to go into the water.
Finest picnic grounds in the state
and everybody welcome.
Trains leave Lincoln 8 : 30 a. m..
10:30 a. m. and 1:30 p. m.
ST JOSEPH BARTENDERS.
Get Wrong on Affiliation and Buck the
St. Joseph bartenders, ' dissatisfied
with the results of the international
convention, have withdrawn, divided
the funds on hand and organized a
"fraternal" organization of their own.
The chief complaint is that cooks and
waiters were in a majority at the in
ternational convention. This is so pal
pably false that it does not deserve
a moment's consideration. Of the 535
locals in the international, only 104
are made up of cooks and waiters. Of
the nine members of the executive
board only two are cooks and waiters.
Is Making Their Conditions of Employment Better, Increasing
Their Wages arid Decreasing Hours.
The Woman's Trade Union League represents the very natural
co-operation of women of leisure with working women who have
freed them for that leisure. The league originated in England,
where for many years its president was the late Lady Dilke. It has
been established in this country about two years and has successful
branches in Chicago ahd Boston.
The New York League had its first general meeting two weeks
ago, and the National League had its first public annual conference
last Sunday at Berkeley Lyceum, when Mrs. Samuel Gompers, Miss
Jane Addams and others spoke on the subject of the organizations
of working women.
"How do club women come to be interested in trades unions?'" it
is asked. .
"Why do not all club women co-operate with the working Women's
organizations?" seems a more natural question.
The drudgery having all been heaped upon the workers, the leisure
class women have pursued culture and philanthropy at their expense.
The debt is a heavy one and a sense of fair play has at last suggested
that this drudgery should secure at least a degree of health and hap
piness to the workers. As it is, the dainty "cotton shirtings' and
fancy fabrics of the society woman are woven almost out of the
flesh and bones of the cotton mill operative. The vanilla wafers
for our "high teas" are packed and wrapped by the aching fingers
of little girls. Our lingerie is sewed and laundered by our fainting
sisters, and we stretch no hand to help. .
Are the leisure and luxury of half of us worth all they cost the other
half? Should we sacrifice human lives in the making of our new
Ftyles of corsets, stocks and belts? Should we turn half of our girls
into machines to make the pink boxes for our parcels, the bon-bons,
gimeracks and furbelows which really impede the lives of the other
half of us ? '
The clubwoman is beginning to be interested in the women to
whom she owes all these things the women who are now doing the
spinning, weaving and candle-making which used to be every
woman's share, and the clubwoman sees that the working women's
unions are even more important than Browning clubs and Arts and
Society has long engaged in philanthrophy, but it is only now be
ginning to cultivate a sense of justice.
The spectacle, in this materialistic age, of the strong and the for
tunate climbing up over the struggling masses of the weak and un
fortunate is like the spectacle of the strong men in the Iroquois fire
trampling down women and children in their mad rush to secure
their own disgraceful safety and freedom. ?
The community is aroused to the danger to the worker from the
competition of the immigrant and from child labor, but there has
been until recently no realization of the danger in woman's tendency
to work any number of hours, for any sort of wage, and under any
The trade union movement has abolished the horrible ills of a
century ago.; it has unhitched women from coal carts, reduced hours
of labor from eighteen and twenty per day, secured some protection
ot machinery, and some pretense of sanitary conditions it would
take too long to enumerate its accomplishments.
The history of trade unionism ought to be taught in public schools
as something of which the race should be proud. The heroism,
fidelity and victories on every page of the story would be an inspira
tion to youth and a. quickening of the faith of old age.
Nonunion women today threaten to undo all which has been ac
complished. Two millions of women are working in factories and
shops in this country, a large majority of them on terms which are
a threat to our national life taking the place of men, reducing the
family income and health and dragging down standards of living.
Do not the workmen realize this danger? Yes, and the new cry is,
"Organize the women." An impossible task? Let us see.
Wueesd to have the same cry about women's clubs. Surely
American women have demonstrated their ability to organize, and in
the case of the working woman there is the very greatest stimulus
to combination, since, as individual workers, their very lives are
threatened, and those of their children.
What They Have Done.
Once unionized, if they leave the trade for marriage, or for any
other cause, they will still be trade unionists, helping the union
movement by their influence with their husbands and families, and
by their purchasing power.
Working women have already demonstrated in the last quarter
century their ability to organize in almost every important trade.
In Chicago there are 35,000 organized women ; in Boston, though
not so numerous, many of them have the strength of years notably
the hat trimmers, organized over nineteen years ago.
In New York it is estimated that 10,000 are already in the ranks.
PHILADELPHIA STANDS PAT.
Quaker City Printers Exhibit the Nerve That Wirw Peaceful Battles
for Principle. 1
Philadelphia Typographical Union stands pat. There is no St.
Louis business about the printers of the Quaker Cityand St. Louis
never had a tithe of the excuse for showing the white feather that
Philadelphia has. Philadelphia printers have been up against it
hard for years. The city is in bad shape, non-union men being thicker
than fleas on a cur. But when the Typothetae offered an ultinatum,
declaring that a three-year contract, dating from June 18, 1905, for
the nine-hour must be signed, Philadelphia union stood pat, refused
to consider the proposition and tightened up its belt for the struggle.
That's what helps. St. Louis is back in line, but the temporary
lapse has had its bad effect on the eight-hour campaign. Philadelphia,
poor, harrassed Philadelphia, with the courage that snatches victory
out of defeat, .walks up to the scratch without batting an eye.
Here's to old Phlly ! The reply of Philadelphia union to the arro
gant ultimatum of the Typothete rings out as clear as didhe tones of
Philadelphia's famous old bell one hundred twenty-nine years ago
come next Tuesday.
We doff our union made hat to Shelby Smith and the bunch of
boys with the chilled steel spines down in old Philadelphia.
The political grafter pits the republican workingman against the
democratic workingman, and while the two are scrapping the political
grafter walks of with the cake. See?
Of the 163 delegates present at the
Kansas City convention, 126 were bar
tenders and 37 were cooks and
Disinterested parties date . the
trouble from the time that the Bar
tenders' local withdrew from the Cen
tral Labor Union a year ago. Or
ganizer Lem Husted of the Bartend
ers' International League has been in
St. Joseph for some time trying to
adjust the difficulty.
A socialist of the radical Colorado
type hands in the following notice:
All socialists of Lincoln and all
others who wish to hear a good social
ist lecture, come to the corner of
Twelfth and O street Saturday even
ing at 8 o'clock, July 1, and hear Com
rade Clark W. Adair of Omaha talk
on the subject, "The Labor World
Industrial and Political." Another lec
ture will be delivered Sunday even
ing July 2 at the same time and place,
in fact from this time on you need
not be surprised to find a speaker ex
pounding the principles of socialism
at this corner most any evening, es
pecially Saturday and Sunday even
ings. Union men and working people
are especially invited to all socialists
meetings. Ail persons, men or women
who are ready to withdraw from all
other oplitical parties and join this
organization now is the time, for you
know that predictions made by that
great politician, the late Mark Hanna,
that the next great struggle would
be . between the republicans and the
socialists, the time is about here
when we must choose one side or the
other, if you wish to be able to give
an intelligent reason for taking either
side you must understand both sides
of the question, hence the necessity
of hearing the socialist speakers and
reading their literature whether you
agree with them or not. Socialist
literature for sale at these meetings,
come out and get informed. ,
"How is your new corporation com
"Declared any dividends yet?"
"No; but things are going so well
that I've got three sons, four daugh
ters, seven nephews, five nieces and
my wife's three sisters on the pay
rouVV , :.-
"Good gracious, pa; what are you
doing with all that list of names?"
"Well, ma," said Uncle Standpat
Goodollar, "I'm just writin' down the
names of the good men that helped
me save the country from dishoner
an repudiation in '96."
"An' who've you got there?" asked
"Well, I ain't nigh got the list com
pleted but here's the names of Hyde;'
Alexander, Ryan, Rockefeller, Schwab,
Bigelow, Depew, Morton, Loom! a, '
Machen, and a lot of. others. It's a '
mighty big list of mighty big names,
ma; but the longer I look at 'em the' '
more I wonder if it was really so." v-
1 The weeds of trouble are too often'
allowed to overrun the garden of
WHY not dress comfortably as well as
cheaply during the hot weather? We
have a complete line of two-piece sui ts
made in the latest styles from the best fab
rics possible. Single or double breasted,
hand tailored, skelton or whole lined, and
built to fit and wear well." There are no
vests to two-piece suits and there are no
high-rent profits on the prices we charge
for them, either. ,
HEAD TO FEET
WE) SELL everything that a man wears,
from hat to shoes, and all between.
We'll sell you a complete outfit hat
suit, underwear, shirt, collar, necktie, hose,
and shoes for $11.50, and include a good
suit case to carry, the outfit in. We sell on
a low margin the year 'round not on a big
margin early in the season and a low mar
gin after the season is over. In other
words, we are selling summer suits , on a
low margin now, not waiting until it is time
to figure on the winter suits. "That's dif
ferent, " isn't it? Suits from $5.00 to $15.
Boy's suits from $3.00 to $7.50. Hats,
boy's and men's, from $1 to $3. - . Shoes,
boy's and men's from $1.50 to $3.50.
I IKimi N 7MTH1NI t(
Of Lincoln will weaz
Clothing bearing fye
Union Label made bp
The only line of real
Higk Grade Ootfyng
bearing the label. To
be suze, ask for Kohn
Sold in Lincoln ex
clusively by . . . .
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