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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (Sept. 29, 1905)
If you have lots of moneys you need not worry
about buying good clothes. If your money comes
hard that's another matter. We make it possible
for you to get
Good Clothes for Little Money
As Union Buster Post says: "There's a season.
We are out of the high rent district. We keep a
buyer always in the clothtng centers. Our ex
penses are light. Therefore we can sell on small
margins. Why pay $20 for a suit of clothes that
look no better and wear no better than our $10,
$J2 or $14 Suits. We want your trade regular
ly not just one suit.
Union EUlade Goods
We handle a large line. If we lack anything tell
us. Call and see our immense new stock.
Lincoln Clothing Co.
The Greatest Opportunity of
Your Lite to Get a Fine Pair of
Shoes Union Made Cheap
Men's $4.50 to $5.00 Shoes now $3.25 to $3.50
Ladies' $4.00 Shoes for $3.00
Work Shoes worth $2.50 now $2.00
We need the money and you need the shoes.
Boy's and Qirl's shoes 25 per cent off. We can
save you money.
DON'T FORGET THE PLACE
1322 O Street
Want to sec
Some Fine Rugs?
Then come up to our carpet depart
ment and we will show you the hand
somest rugs we have ever seen. Rich,
plain colors shaded from light to dark
tones, soft mixed designs, set In plenty
of plain color, elegant combinations of
When You Want a Union Cigar
Auwonloi Ui Cigar Mikcti
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WCtnrnlel tft K0AM HAT RIAL jnd INIUUUUAL
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All Mi9MMUmi tM lM mUbt pumM4
tMu Cwj'i f ill MMktn throuthout
. Make Sure the Above
Columbia National Bank
Gsnirtl Banking Business.
color for library, just the patterns for
quiet sleeping rooms, halls, etc. We
have hundreds of them in various
sizes. They are going fast, but we
have large reserves and new ones con
stantly arriving. Prices to suit all
UNION MADE SHOES
Icarry nothing, but union made
shoes, and have a full line of
them. I manufacture shoes and
shoe uppers. A share of union
patronage is respectfully solicited.
1529 0 St., Lincoln
lnwrntionl union of America.
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(Continued from page 1.)
ters of the C, D. & O. never
semed so long to Sid. He was
thinking of "the morrow's trip,
and it kept him so busy that he
actually forgot to give the signal
for Bob as the train shot by Car
ter's. "Wake up, Sid!" exclaimed
'Bob. "How am I going to ex
plain this oversight to my girl?''
"I'll give a double salute to
morrow, old man, to make up for
it," shouted Sid.
It was ,dark when the wicked
curve which marked the division's
half-way point was reached. This
curve was the sharpest on the
road, and several accidents had
occurred there. But the end of
the division wjas reached on time,
and Sid went to his room to rest
up for the next day's task. Sid
did not sleep well that night. He
dreamed that he was president of
the C, D. & O. and that Mr. Hal
lock was an enginem.an who was
in love with the aforesaid daugh
ter. And in his dreams Sid spread
his hands over them and whis
pered, "Bless you my children."
And then he dreamed that he was
walking down the aisle of a big
church with Margaret Hallock,
arrayed in bridal robes, leaning
on his arm. And just as he was
about to kiss the bride he was
awakened by the caller hammer
ing on the door and shouting:
"Get up, Sid, and take the pick
nickers out !"
"D n that boy," muttered Sid ;
"why couldn't he have come about
ten seconds later?" And Sid was
so angry about that lost kiss he
actually put on his shoes first and
then tried to pull his hose on over
Sid's breakfast was not ;i
hearty one. The loss of that kiss
destroyed his appetite. And when
old 27 and the president s pri
vate car drew up to the depot to
take on the merry passengers,
Sid oiled 'round twice and tested
his air with extraordinary care
and an unusual number of times.
When all was ready and Sid
was leaning out of the cab await
ing the signal he told Bob to be a
little more careful than usual, as
he had a precious load behind
"You 'tend the throttle, Sid,
and I'll keep her mouth full and
the gauge up. Have we got a
"Yes, as far as Ortonville,
where we pass 72."
Just then the signal was given
to start, and old 27 started out
of the yards. Slowly at first, then
faster and faster as the switches
became farther and farther apart.
And when the last target was
passed the big drivers of the gi
ant locomotive were spinning so
rapidly they looked like sol'cl
discs of metal. At the road cross
ings Sid made the whistle say:
'L-o-o-k, 1-o-o-k, look out!"
And Bob, falling into his part
ner's spirit, made the glistening
bell ring a chime.
And how old 27 did run. Her
pilot split the air like a rocijt.
and the smoke lay in a long level
stream behind her. On she flew,
and Sid's face wore a smile that
told of the thoughts that surged
The Printers Winning Handily
The union printers of the coun-
try are feeling quite well these
days, thank, you. From every
point where trouble over the eight
hour day has culminated, there
comes reports of victories over
the United Typothetae. Up to
date there has not been a single
break in the ranks of the unions,
but every day brings the news
of desertions from the ranks of
the Typothetae. The printers are
winning because the rank and file
is as loyal as the ranks of the
Spartans who stood at Thermo
palye. The Typothetae is scour
ing the country for non-union
men, but up to date they have not
been able to find within to per
cent of enough men to take the
places of the strikers. And what
a glorious bunch of 'printers" the
strike breakers are, to be sure !
The four big Typothetae shops
in Chicago are trying the experi
ment of having typewriter girls
run the linotype machines. This
is a good joke. The girls can
manipulate the keyboards after a
fashion, of course, but what a
glorious success they will make
when the come to tackling matter
requiring a knowledge of the
To date more than 170 shops in
Chicago have signed up, and of
the 3,200 printers in that city less
than 400 are out today. And ev
ery day sees a larger reinforce
ment of the union men at work.
In St. Louis the strike is as
good as. won. Out of 1.G00 mem
bers only 88 were out on Septem
ber 23. Only ten offices were un
fair, five large ones and five small
ones. On September 23 the Great
Western Printing company sign
ed up, making a big gap in the
ranks of the Tyuothetae.
In Cincinnati less than 80 men
were out at the beginning of this
week, and new offices were sign
ing up right along.
Since September 8 over 200
in his brain. A nervous twitch
of the hand and the throttle open
ed a little wider, and the engine
responded like a thing of life.
Mile after mile of glittering rails
spun out behind her like the webs
of some giant twin spiders. And
in the coach behind there were
pretty little feminine shrieks of
fear at the terrifc pace.
"It's all right, girls," said Miss
Margaret. "I know the engineer,
and he is absolutely trustworthy.
With him in the cab is that what
you call it, papa I'd not be
alarmed if we were going twice
If Sid had heard that he would
have lifted his engine from the
And now they were nearing
the half-way curve. Sid instinc
tively leaned a little further out
of the cab window and strained
his eyes to look ahead. Was that
smoke over the trees that lined
the inside of the curve? Could
the dispatcher have made a mis
take? Yes. for the next instant Bob
leaped from his cushion and
"Great God! Sid, there's 72!"
Sid's heart leaped to his throat.
The thought of death passed
through his brain, but it was in
stantly followed by a thought of
the precious souls hi the car be
"You can't stop her ; jump !"
shouted Bob as he made ready to
leap for his life.
But Sid, pale, but determined,
made no reply. He reversed and
opened the sand box, and applied
the air with awful force. But too
Two hours later Sid was pulled
from under his wrecked engine.
His heart still beat, but it was
evident to the little group around
him that the angel of death was
near. Kind hands laid his man
gled body on the green sod. And
President Hallock, kneeling be
side him, took one of the dying
engineman's torn and blistered
hands in his own white palm.
Bob, bruised from the effects
of his fearful jump, with whole
bones, knelt on the other side and
sobbed like a child. The women, i
many sorely ' bruised, but still
alive, gathered around with tear
dimmed eyes while Bob sobbed
out the story of his partner's he
roic sacrifice. And Margaret,
kneeling at her father's side, push
ed back the hair from the dying
man's brow. Her touch was
magic, for Sid's eyes opened, and
as they gazed upon the face of
the woman he loved a smile part
'Margaret, I hope you good
bye." And then his eyes closed for
ever. "He's dead, said the president
of the road, and he folded the
pulseless hands over the crushed
"Yes, and he died for you, Miss
Margaret," whispered Bob. "Died
for you because he loved you."
And Margaret, not caring for
those about her, stooped over and
imprinted upon the lips of the
dead man ' the kiss that he had
missed in his dreams.
unions have secured an eight hour
contract, and today a big majority
of local unions have agreements
for the eight hour day on January
Every report received at inter
national headquarters in Indian
apolis brings good news of added
recruits from the ranks of the
Typothetae. More than 1000 strik
ers have returned: to work under
the agreement since September S,
and the ranks of strikers grow
smaller every day.', The Typo
thetae is making a big talk all
over the country, but the mem
bers thereof see defeat sta'ring
them in the face. . They depend
ed on persuading country printers
to act as strike breakers, but in
this they" have been sadly fooled.
The country printers can see
through a millstone if it has a
hole in it. and the hole in the
Typothetae millstone is big
enough to throw a web press
through. All attempts to seduce
the pressmen and stereotypers to
go back on the typographical
union have been failures, and the
pressmen and stereotypers have
stood up to the rack like men. "
The only strike breakers the
Typothetae has been able to get
are "blacksmiths" and "rats" who
have been fired out of the union
for incompetency or worse.
The International Typograph
ical Union tlid not go into this
eight hour movement without
preparation. The men liavp hppn
' drilled, organized, enthused and
invigorated, and they have the
benefit of sixty years of union
ism behind them. Right here
The Wageworker wants t'"call
the attention of some union men
to a few facts. For jiionths the
union printers havjgbeen paying
an assessment that would make
some union rneii "holler their
heads off." Every union printer
in the land has bfcen averaging 2
per cent a month :0f his wages in
preparation for this fight, and in
the big strike centers like Chi
cago, St. Louis and Detroit the
men are cheerfully paying from G
to 10 per cent a month. They are
investing money in their union
ism, and "where a man's treasure
is there is his heart also." The
unions that win are the unions
that have large dues.
In Omaha matters are quiet on
the surface, but there is some
thing beneath. Both sides are on
the alert, and the local union is
confident that it has the situation
well in hand. Tom Klopp", who
is leading the fight for the Typo
thetae, continues to talk loud, but
Klopp is worried. His" "school"
for the purpose of instructing men
in operating typesetting machines
was a dismal failure. Donnelley
of Chicago got all the men possi
ble to get in Omaha territory, and
left the Omaha Typothetae out in
the cold. That made Klogp and
Reese mad, and there is a little
scrap on in Typothetae ranks.
All is quiet in Lincoln, and the
chances of trouble are so remote
as to be scarcely worth considering-
The battle is almost as good
as won right now. The union is
as solid as a rock, and the Typo
thetae has gaps in its ranks too
big to be closed up.
PRINTERS WINNING. J
According to the reports of J
the printers' union of Chica- st
go, apparently confirmed by ' J
other circumstances, the
printers' strike for an eight- J
hour day is virtually won. On a
the 15tVi agreements for an Jt
eight-hour day were reported
by representatives of the at
-union as having been signed at
by over 75 establishments, at
This number had risen to 168 at
on the 19th. Among these at
are several members of the at
Typothetae. The Employers' at
. association, of which F. W. at
Job is secretary, has been ac- at
tive in supporting the resist-' at
ing establishments, but that at
these establishments are at
crippled in their work is evi- , at
dent and the reports of the at
typographical union seem at
well founded. The latest gen- at
eral news on the subject is to at
the effect that these estab- at
lishments are trying to uti- at
lize typewriter girls as opera- at
tors of linotype machines. at
t! 8 jt 8 ijt
Hundreds in Lincoln and All En
joying Themselves Im
mensely. The Wageworker goes to press
too early to give much news con
cerning the meeting of the Brothi
erhood of Locomotive Engineers
in Lincoln this week. The real
meetings of the convention be
gan at the auditorium Thursday
morning, but there was some
thing doing even before. The
visitors began arriving Wednes
day, and on that evening there
were several street demonstra
tions in the shape of pictures,
vaudeville exhibitions and good
fellowship. Grand Chief Stone
arrived Wednesday and is quar
tered at the Lincoln hotel. Third
Grand Chief Everett also arrived
Wednseday and is at the Lincoln,
which has been designated as
The success of the meeting is
assured. It was assured from
the very start, because the local
committee, representing Division
No. 98, has a habit of making a
success of all it undertakes. The
program of the meeting is as fol
.9:30 a. m. Address of wel
come by Hon. John H. Mickey,
governor of Nebraska.
Address, "Brotherhood Reflec
tions," by Hon. Norris Brown,
attorney general of Nebraska.
Address, "Brotherhood Facts,"
by Grand Chief Engineer War
ren S. Stone.
Address, "Further Facts," by
Third Grand Engineer Delos Ev
ertt. The speaking will be inter
spersed with vocal and instru
mental music, and the public is
cordially invited to be present.
2 :30 p. m. Automobile ride
about the city, starting from the
Lincoln hotel, tendered to the vis
iting members by the Commer
cial club of Lincoln. The ride
will be immediately followed by
a visit to the Burlington shops at
8 :30 p. m. Joint open meet
ing to which all railroad officials
and members of the Brotherhood
are cordially invited, thus to pro
mote good fellowship and to ex
change ideas of mutual concern.
Second Day'si Proceedings.
9:30 a. m. Reviewing of work
rjygr'andoffiers, and discussion
of subjects of general interest to
the Brotherhood of . the middle
west as may be outlined in a sup
2 :30 1 p. m. Continuance of
Grand Ball Friday . Evening.
The rally willj close Friday
evening with a gaand ball at. the
Auditorium. Visiting ' brothers
It Is Good Logic
To argue that a store with , small expense, doing a :
large volume of business, can sell goods cheaper
than a store that costs five times as much to run.
We do a big business on a very small expense, buy
everything for cash, sell for cash, fully understand
our business, and are in a position to give you more
for your money than any other clothing and shoe
house in this city. Our immense fall stock is now
under our roof. It's right in every way. We want
to show it to you while it is complete. We can
please your head and your pocketbook too.
" FOLLOW THE FLAG
To many points in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Ken
tucky, Western Pennsylvania, New York and
West Virginia, at
GREATLY REDUCED RATES
THE WABASH has solid road-bed, rock ballast, and new
equipment, reclining chair cars SEATS FREE.
For rates, maps and all information call at Wabash City' Of
fice, 1601 Farnam St., or address
HARRY E. mOO RES,
C. A. P. D. WABASH R. R.
OMAHA, NEB. " '
will be admitted upon presenta
tion of traveling card. Admis
sion $1.00. The public cordially
invited to attend this ball.
The. expectations of the local
committee have been fully real
ized in the attendance. Engi
neers are here from all parts of
the country, and Nebraska is es
pecially well represented. The
board of adjustment of the Union
Pacific has been in session at
North Platte for several days, but
adjourned to come to Lincoln in
a body. The attendance is large,
but it would have been larger if
business did not happen to be so
rushing with the railroads.
1. Compulsory education.
2. Direct legislation through the in
itiative and referendum.
3. A legal work day of - not more
than eight hours. ,
A. Sanitary inspection of workshop.
mine and home.
5. Liability of employers for inju
ries to health, body and life.
6. The abolition of the contract
system on all public "Work.
7.' The abolition of the contract
8. The municipal ownership of
street cars, water works, and gas and
electric plants for public distribu
tion of light, heat and power.'
9. The nationalization of telegraph,
telephone, railroads and mines.
10. The abolition of the monopoly
system of land holding, and substitut
ing therefor a title of occupancy and
use only. .
11. Repeal of all conspiracy ' and
penal laws affecting seamen and oth
er workmen incorporated in the fed
eral laws of the United States.
12. The abolition of the monopoly
privilege of issuing money and sub-
stituting therefore a system of direct
issuance to and by the people.
BEWARE OF HIM.
The most despicable scamp in the
world is the fellow who, too coward
ly to come out in the open like a
man, sneaks around trying to work
little schemes to defeat some man or
measure. One little cuss like that in
an organization can keep a dozen real
men busy watching him; but, like all
mean things, he comes to an end
sooner or later! The Union Label.
George Bush was in Hastings this
week organizing a local of the Leath
erworkers on Horse Goods.
SALT LAKE CITY
and LOS ANGELES
without change: ,
San Pedro, Los Angeles &.
Salt Lake' Railroads
E. B. SLOSSON, V
. Gen'l Agt.
Home Visitors Excursion
New Modern Uprights at
$145, $165 $180,
Bargains in Slightly Used
ianos and in Pianos
A Second-Hand Chickering at a Bargain
to the First Caller. '
Very Easy' Terms of Payment Visitor
Cordially Welcome. 4
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Unequaled values in pianos are to ba -
seen at Ross P. Curtice Co.'s. Seven lead
ing makes of - pionas, including the
Chickerings and the Tvers & Pond, are ex
hibited side by side. There are upward
of twenty-five different styles of instru
ments and several pianos of each style
from which to make -your selection.
Low-Priced Uprights. . -
A big reduction on some sample pianos
sent us by several makers enables us
to offer you a new upright at $145. Then '
we have other styles marked at $165 and
$180 that would command a much higher
$195 Upright Pianos.
A departure in piano selling is our room
containing a number of different makes ;
of pianos some new. some having had
slight use in renting .and offering a
choice of the collection at $195. Any one
having the spending of about this sum in
mind must not fail to visit this special '
$195 salesroom. -
Medium-Priced Pianos. -
Several long-established and most fa-
vorably known makes of pianos at $225
splendid values. Also a few pianos of '
special designs that we are closing out
at prices usually asked for very ordinary
instruments. Three new Smith & Barnes
f pianos at a discount of $50 from usual
quotations. ' .
Pianos may be secured by a small first
payment, the remainder In easy monthly.
Installments. No advance In price when
easy terms are desired. Pianos of all de
scrlptlonst included In this offer. " ' v -
Buyers at a distance should write for
special bargain list and also our schedule
of freight rates on pianos. - -
W ship pianos everywhere. -
Inexpensive pianos bought from us may
be .exchanged later toward, the purchase
of a Chickering or Ivers & Pond. . .
A Handsome Piano Book
New Pianos to Rent at Lowest
Prices. One Year's Rent -Allowed
Ross P. Curtice Co.
, 1125 6, Street
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