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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (Nov. 6, 1905)
A LOST STRIKE.
Chicago Metal Workers Lose Afer a
Two Years' Struggle.
An end to the machinists' strike
against concerns connected with the
Chicago Metal Trades' Association,
which was the longest in the history
of important industrial struggles in
Chicago, came Monday night when
the strikers, delegates to central la
bor bodies and officials of the union
voted to declare all "struck" shops
open to union machinists.
This action was the result of the
affiliation of brass and metal workers
with the machinists. These new
members have been working in shops
affected by the strike, and the union
cflicials were forced either to bring
the strike to a close or call out 300
brass and metal workers. The strug
gle began May 24, 1904, because of
the refusal of machinists employed
by thirty-two concerns to agree to
Use operation of two machines by one
A feature of the strike was the ;
transformation of pickets into "so
licitors and collectors" after an in-1
junction against picketing was is
sued. . . ,
An "anti-injunction" mass meeting
will be held by Chicago Typographi
cal Union No. 16 at Brand's Hall next
Sunday afternoon. Addresses will be
made by clergymen, educators, law
yers and labor leaders.
Quit the Citizens' Alliance and Will
Go It Alone.
The convention of the Master
Horseshoers' Association of America
adjourned last Saturday, to meet next
year in Hartford, Conn.
A rule was adopted compelling all
members of the association to be sub
scribers to the Horseshoers' Journal.
The officers elected for the ensu
ing year are:
James G. Ray, Columbus, O., pres
ident. James O'Leary, Philadelphia, first
J. A. Hosea, Springfield, 111., second
F. J. Peary, treasurer.
C. J. McGinnis, New York, sec
retary. Before adjourning a motion was
unanimously endorsed denouncing the
Citizens' Alliance, and withdrawing
from that organization. Kansas City
AN OBJECT LESSON.
Wants Back in So He Can Pay a
A few years ago Mr.
Lincoln, quit working at the printer's
trade and engaged in another line
of business. Not being actively en
geged at the trade he let his union
card lapse, and very naturally .he
MOIN ARCH 3j5Q
, Best Stove, Range or Furnace
coal for the money. ... .
Other grades of coal at lowest market prices.
206 FRATERNITY. BLDG.
Auto 2321. - Bell 129
Beauliivl Rygs and Carpets
Made upon honor, every thread wool, woven in
patterns that are the result of study and travel
in search of good ideas, not shoddy in material
or design. This kind of rug or carpet can be
bought in Lincoln through our carpet Depart
ment. They will last for years. We have them,
id scores of beautiful designs and at prices as
low as are usually paid for an inferior article.
' . Velvets
Miller & Paine's
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.
S. L. McCOY
1529 0 St., Lincoln
When You Want a Union Cigar
Iwe4 toy Auilronl oithi Cigar M.ktis' International Union of America.
union-made Cigars. ,
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Make Sure the Above Label Is On the Box.
Columbia National Bank i
General Banking Business. Interest on time deposits
This is the time of year when shrewd shoppers are watching very carefully for real bargains. One look at our advertisement will show you exactly where to
go. Our constant effort is to offer inducements that will bring people to this store who have never traded here, because we believe we can save you money. If
you have never tried us you don't know what you've m issed. Come and see.
If You are Willing
to save your dollars,
dimes, nickels and pen
nies, see our line of
Children's Coats, and
be convinced that our
prices will fulfill this
Children's Coats age
6 to 14 years, at special
prices for six days.
$3.30 regular price
special at $3.15
$5.50 regular price
2644 special at $4.95
So. 50 regular price special at. . .$5.85
$8.50 regular price special at... $7.65
$11.50 regular price special at. .$10.35
Silk Waist Sale
10 dozen fine quality Taffeta Silk
Waists, made up in pleated patterns
black white, gray, brown, red,
Alice blue, navy blue and green col
or these are low at $3.95 special
Green and red checked and plain black
best quality Taffeta Silk Waists,
made in handsome styles our $5.90
values special at $4.95
Black Kersey Capes, trimmed with
silk braid, 36 inches long, at $9.90,
$6.50 and .$4.95
Silk Plush Capes, crushed and plain,
lined with good grade cotton serge,
trimmed with Astrakhan fur, a good
value at, $5.75
100 Wool Yarn Blouse Sweaters at
. cut prices.
$2.00 line cut price at
$2.50 line cut price at
cut price at $1.95
B I up
We have received from one of the larg
est manufactories a sample line of La
dies' Belts in the newest styles. There
are 510 belts in the lot, and are worth up
to 2.00 each. In order to sell them
quickly we have divided the entire quan
tity into two lots, and to appreciate the
values in these you must see them. And
you will then say that it is the biggest
bargain you ever got.
Shoes that Please
Lot 1 at 25c
In lot 1 you will find the latest of '
50c Belts in assorted colors and
black. While they last. .25c
Lot 2 at SOc
In this lot you will find belts worth
75c, $1.00, $1.25, $1.50 and up to
$2.00, some colors, but mostly
black. While they last ...... 50c
Our Women's Shoes never fail to
please the most critical eye. They
have a gracefulness and dash of style
that all' women like. The shoe is a
very important item, of woman's dress
for it enhances or detracts from her
entire costume. Shoes, to be ..hand
some, artistic and skilfully made, need
not of necessity be expensive shoes.'
Look at our Women's Shoes at $2.50,
$3.00, $3.50 and $4.00. Prettier or
more stylish shoes were never-made,
and still the prices arc not high.
Full size in plain Crochet Spreads, $1.00 values,, this
week i . . ,75c
Full size fringed Crochet Spreads, $1.50 value. ... .$1.18
Extra size fringed Crochet Spreads, $2.00 value. . .$1.60
FLEECES AND OUTING FLANNELS.
25 pieces of light and dark Outing. Flannels this
10 pieces of unbleached Shaljer Flannel this , week
at . .' :., .4J4c
10c dark Outing Flannels at... ..7c
8 l-3c Flannelettes, dark dress patterns, also new Per
sian styles 654c
28-inch Fleeced Jacquards, 15c values.. -....12c
27-inch Eiderdowns, all wool and all colors, 35c value. 27c
36-inch Eiderdowns, all wool, plain or crepe effect, 50c
Some Great Cuts
in Dress Goods
27-inch all-wool Tricot Flannel, all colors.... 25c
Flaked Tricot Flannels, in all colors, now.. 30c
38-inch new Plaid Suitings and Plaid Waistings, 50c
, values . . . . . . .39c
$1.00 Camel's Hair Suitings and Zibelines, in widths 46
and 50 inches. .75;
$1.50 Waterproof Suiting, 5(i inches wide, gray, lii'm
green and bro.wn this week ' $1.25
VELVETEENS AND VELVETS.
A lot of Printed Velveteens, worth 75c and $1.00 u
,1 aa .
mis weeK ...00c
A lot of Silk Crushed Velvets, worth $1.00, go for. .69c
To introduce a new Iron Wear Black Silk we will sell
this week only a $1.50 Silk. 36 inches wide, at; . . .$1.10
$1.25 Black Taffeta, 36 inches, wide, at. . .. . . J .98c
FEATHERS AND PILLOWS.
Good Grade Pillows from 50c each and
Best Live Geese Feathers at saving
917-921 0, OPPOSITE POST OFFICE
200 Pure Bristle, Solid Back Cloth
Brushes, 50c value. This week 30c.
lost touch with union affairs. A
short time ago he happened to read
something about the Typographical
Union's fight for the eight-hour day.
This interested him and he investi
gated some more. Just then came
the assessment for the eight hour
fund, and he heard about that.
"That's where I get busy again,"
said Mr. .
He chased out and found President
Greenley of Lincoln Typographical
Union. No. 209 and said:
"Give me a blank application for
membership. I used to be a member
but lapsed. I'm not working at the
trade, and don't expect to again. But
I can carry a card and pay assess
ments and dues, and that's what I'm
after. My money will go as far to
help out the eight-hour fight as any
body's." And he signed the application, put
up the fee and is now paying the reg
ular dues and special assessment.
That's the kind of trades unionism
that . counts. And It costs a little
something every week to be a union
printer right now. But you don't hear
any of them kicking about it, do you?
A BIG PERCENTAGE.
And There Isn't a Labor Union That
Can Equal It.
The state of Oregon is entitled to
three representatives in the congress
of the United States two senators
and one congressman. One senator
and the congressman have been sen
tenced to jail for fraud. That is two
thirds of Oregon's congressional dele
gation. There isn't a labor union in any
Etate that can equal that percentage
of convicted criminals or come any
where near it. If two-thirds of any
local union in- any city in America
were convicted of fraud and sen
tenced to jail, the newspapers could
not print enough pages to tell all
about it. But they tell all about the
Oregon cases in a half dozen lines
stuck away in an obscure place. Sam
Parks one in the 400,000 laboring
men in New York belonging to unions
was sent to the pen for fraud and
the papers were full of it for months.
A senator and a congressman two
thirds of a state's congressional del
egation sentenced to jail for fraud,
and the newspapers barely mention
And yet there are union men who
will not support a paper representing
their cause and affording them their
opportunity to appeal to the reading
News and Notes Gathered From Home
and Other Places.
Dr. R. L. Bentley, candidate for
Cincinnati electrotypers are out for
the eight hour day.
Rogers & Perkins carry a full line
of union made shoes.
Lincoln Typographical Union No.
209 meets next Sunday.
Smoke Blue Ribbon union made
cigars. Neville & Gardner.
The largest lino of union made
shoes' in the city at Rogers & , Ter
kins. Bert O. Wilson, after another tus
sel with illness, is again ut work at
the.W. N. U. ' .
Saturday, November 4, is the last
day of registration., If you do not
register you can not vote.
Remember the open meeting of the
Teamster's Union next. Monday eve
ning. Refreshments will be served.
Word comes from Jesse Mickel
that he Is rapidly recovering and that
he is again able to preside over his
"mill" at Harvard.
George Small has so far recovered
from his accident that he is able to
br- at work in his old place in the
North stereotyping department.
The wage scale of the metal work
ers on the Baltimore & Ohio railroad
has been raised 20 cents a day, and
3,500 men- are benefitted thereby.
By the way, do not forget the
"Colorado Springs Club" meeting at
Carpenters' hall next Sunday after
the Typographical Union adjourns.
Al Walker shouldered his clog,
whistled to his gun and went out to
the 'ducks to get a bag of lakes the
other day. He came Wack with plenty
Paving work has ceased for the
winter and the coal firms are getting
caught up with their work. Next,
year promises a lot of grading work
for the teamsters of Lincoln.
The Electrical Workers are voting
on whether to locate their interna
tional headquarters at Springfield,
Ills., cr Indianapolis, Ind. What's the
matter with .locating them in a bet
ter town than either Lincoln?
Opening a sweat shop with prayer
may be all right, but people who pray
to God one minute and prey on the
necessities of the poor the next min
utes will have difficulty in identify
ing themselves when called before the
judgment bar. , .'...'
Harry Thomas, a member of Lin
coln Typographical Union, ' but who
publishes the Harvard, Neb., Courier,
had a little loss by fire one day last
week. Hi3 barn burned down, ' and
he lest a lot of gasoline and lubricat
ing oil in the blaze. He also lost a
couple of hours' sleep, which worried
him most of all. j
talking about a woman who went to
sleep about three weeks ago and
hasn't been awake since. . There is
nothing wonderful about that. We
know union men right here in Lin
coln who have been .asleep for ' two
years, and they don't show any signs
of waking up yet. ,
HOW IT WORKS.
A press dispatch from Wilkesbarre,
Pa., says: "The new child labor law,
which- forces some 12,000 boys out
of the anthracite mines, went into
effect last week and is to be rigidly
enforced by the officers of the Mine
Workers' union. It provides that no
boys under 14 shall be, employed out
side . the mines, and none under 16
inside. A recent investigation re
vealed the fact that of the 24,000
breaker boys at least half are be
tween the ages of 10 and 14 and will
be affected by the new law an,d forced
from the colleries into the school."
notified the striking printers to let
them know if money Is needed, and
the bricklayers always have a few
ducats stored away in the strong
box. - -- - , - " :. '.
WHAT WERE THE PROFITS?
If it pays to employ a strikebreaker
with his average of one job per day
and one-half of the Jobs spoiled, what
must nave Deen tne proms reapeu
from the labor of the union man,
vith his average of eight Jobs per
day? Dallas Laborer. .
Some men are high livers,
giraffes are. '
Count on the Cigarinakers' Union
to get tip on the firing line when a
bunch of union brothers is in trouble.
The cigarmakers have come to" the
front in a score of places and notified
the striking printers to make their
financial wants known. The cigar
niakqrs have had the eight-hour day
foi years, and they are ready to back
tips with money and deeds any other
union that is after the same thing.
TO BE SURE.
Tbe Bricklayers Union is not affil
iatedVwith the American Federation
of Lasr, but that doesn't mean that
the bricklayers are not ready to stand
by their fellow unj-onistrf of other
ciaffs. They are always ready. In
a djzen places the bricklayers have
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