The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-????, December 15, 1905, Image 10

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Traveling Men's
Samples; Bags
Combs and
We were fortunate in
bflying a large sample line
of one of the largest man
ufacturers of Belts, Bags
and Combs at a big dis
count, and we are going
to share our profits with
our customers. These are
all in good shape and the
latest stles in Christmas
novelties. On sale this
week at
All these make Beautiful Christmas
Gifts 25 per cent. Discount on Bags.
They come in all grades of leather and in all shapes :
also a few opera bags from 23c to $10.03
25 per cent Discount on Belts
There arc Gilt Belts, Patent Leathers, Silk 'Belts in as
sorted shapes and colors; you will find what vou want
in this lot 25c to $1.50
25 per cent Discount on Combs
There are Back Combs and Side Combs, in a great va
riety of styles, at from 10c to $1.00
Sample Line of Dress Pins
Two in a set; worth to 25c set, in 1 lot; this week, per
set 3c
Silk Shawls, $1.50
A lot of knit silk squares, in fringed or lace border;
worth to $2.50; to close $1.50
Cne-fifth Off on All Other Silk Shawls.
Special Dress Goods Sale
A lot of Plaids, Checks and Gray mixtures, worth to 30c
a yard; this week 19c
.46 to .r)(i-inch Suiting, worth to $l.r() a yard, such as
checked Mohairs, mannish cloths, Zibelines, Meltons,
Venetians and plain Mohairs, all in one lot; yard. .59c
."Hi-inch shower proof Suitings, in all colors; J) full pieces;
t'uey are worth $1.50; to sell this week, each ... .$1.15
27-inch Silkized Poplin, all colors; this week 35c
Toys! Toys! One-fifthoff
To close out the balance of Toys. Books and Gair.cs we
will sell all at 20 per cent discount.
917-9210,5, Lincoln Nbsr
It comes only once a year. Remember, "It is better to give than to receive." Don't neglect any of your
family or friends; and give them something of value some'hing useful Such presents. are always appreciated.
Christmas will soon be here, and we urge upon you the a ivisability of doing your shopping early. It is so much
more satisfactory to avoid the rush and get first choice cl everything. It would be difficult for you to want
anything that can not be found in this store. It is impossible to name everything in an advertisement, but we
have the finest lot of goods on display that has ever r Jen in our stock. COME AND SEE.
We have without a
doubt the most complete
line of popular-priced
Men's Neckwear to be
found anywhere. We
have a line of Christmas
tie boxes, one free with
any Four-in-Hand, Eng
lish square or Puff Tie.
Christmas Neckwear in
Tecks, Strings, Bows
and Four-in-Hands at 25c
Christmas Neckwear, one in a box; Puffs, English
squares, Tecks, Four-in-Hands and Ascots; a large
selection at 50c
Extra wide Four-in-Hands, ore in a box 75c
Complete line of Dress Gloves, Suspenders,, Cuff But
tons, Watch Chains and Shirts, suitable for Christmas
Christmas' Handkerchiefs
Our stock of Christmas Handkerchiefs is far more
complete than ever before and we invite the public to
inspect the great values we are offering in either men's
or ladies' oods.
Ladies' or Men's Hemstitched Handkerchiefs, in plain
white at 2 l-2c, 5c, 10c, 12 l-2c, 15c, 20c, 25c, and. .35c
Ladies' Embroidered and Lace edge Handkerchiefs at
7c, 10c, 12 l-2c, lac, 18c, 25c and .50c
Ladies' Silk Handkerchiefs, colored border or initialed;
excellent quality T 25c
Men's Silk Finished Handkerchiefs, colored borders and
plain, at ..15c and 25c
Men's Silk Handkerchiefs, colored borders, snappy ef
fects; big assortment to choose from, at : . .50c
Domestic Specials
A lot of the best grade Dress Prints, in gray and blue;
G l-2c value 4 l-2c
12 l-2c light and dark Outing Flannels 8 l-2c
15c Flannelettes, in light and dark colors ....11c
12 l-2c light and dark Outing Flannels 8 l-2c
10c quality White Cambric Muslin .....7c
15c Moleskin Shirting.- 12c
15c Unbleached Cotton Flannel.... 12c
White Embroidery Flannel
G0c quality goes at.... I ......48c
75c quality goes at . ... ....60c
$1.00 quality goes at : : . . :80c
$1.25 quality goes at.. $1.00
$1.50 quality goes at $1.20
Our Jewelry Department
New and complete stock of Rings, Brooches, Neck
Chains, Bracelets, Stick Pins, Dress Pins, Watch Guards
and Locket Chains, is very complete at present, and you
will find it money saved for you if you see our stock.
Silverware makes splendid Christinas gifts. See our
stock before buying. Cream Ladles, Gravy Ladles, Ber
ry Spoons, Knives and Forks, Tablespoons, Teaspoons,
Dessert Spoons, Sugar Shells and Butter Knives, in the
best grades of Rogers ware at saving prices.
Our Christmas Foot
wear wins great ad
miration from every
looker, and well it may.
For Women
There are handsome street and .dress Boots, with the
new Cuban heels and narrow toes. Beautiful Slippers
and Sandals and Oxfords in dainty styles. We have
everything to make a woman's foot look handsome.
For Men
We have splendid shoes in all the new shapes, made
from the best of leather ; business shoes, full dress shoes,
slippers, da&cing pumps, etc.
- Eor Boys and Misses
We have the best of shoes for school and for dress
occasions ; leggins and rubber boots for the girls and lit
tle fellows, etc., etc. Can't tell you the half here. Come
and see. -
Wool Blankets
10 per cent special dis
count. Fine soft Wool Blan
kets, made by the best
blanket manufacturers,
and the quality of yarn
used is the finest grade,
but on account of having
an overstock of these
goods we will sell them
at the above discount to
clean up before invoice
time. They range in price: $3.00, $3.25, $3.50, $3.75, $,
$4.50, $5.00, $5.75, $6.00, $7.50, $8.00 and $10.00.
Remember,- this week at 10 per cent special discount.
We are ready to supply ev
ery need for the holidays in
the ready-to-wear apparels.
Such charming styles and
newest fabrics in Children's
Coats at special prices.
Bearskin Coats, red and white ;
low priced, $5.50; special.;
Astrakhan Coats, white and
red ; bearskin cuffs and col
lar; low priced, $1.75; spe
cial $4.28
Special discount on all oth
er grades of Children's Coats
up to 14 years.
Have a look at the latest arrivals of 50-inch Empire
Coats and English Box Coats. . These are splendid and
unsurpassable values at special prices.
$22.50 values ; special at .............. .19.56
$19.50 values; special at ......... . .$17.50
$16.50 values ; special at. '. ..?.... .$14.50
$15.00 values; special at ; $13.50
$12.50 values ; special at . .$9.90
45 and 42-inch ; Empire and Box Coats, in assorted ma
terials ; .also special priced at.
.,,$12.50, $11.50, $9.90, $3.50. $7.50, and $5.50
Black Skirt Specials
Black Panama cloth Skirts, made with pleating on
flounce ; very wide flare ; low priced at $5.50. Special
at $4.95
Black Cheviot and Broadcloth Skirts, made with pleating
on flounce; good values at $6.50. Special. at. . . . .$5.50-J
Fine grade black Storm Serge Skirts, made with full
pleated flounce, finished with buttons; handsome gar
ments, worh $8.50. Special at ..$7.65
Don't fail to select one of these Taffeta Silk" Waists at
:.' - ...... $3.50
Nun's Veiling W aists at. , . .$2.95
Henrietta Waists at ........... .$2.95
Mohair Waists at... $2.75
"A Gift Worth Giving"
Before purchasing anything in Fur Neckwear see what
we can do for you. It will pay you to compare our of
ferings with others.
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917-921 0,5 EincolnINebr
The Union Buyers Throwing Dark Hints of
Boycott Against Friendly Dailies.
Marshall Gushing is secretary of the "Na
tional Association of Manufacturers of the
United States." This association is an organ
ization having' for its object the crushing of
organized labor and the establishment of the
open shop, Mr. Gushing has just sent out a
"confidential" letter to publishers of daily
newspapers in which he gives the results of
some alleged investigations into the printers'
strike. The Wageworker prints the letter in
full r.s follows:
, (Confidential.)
New York, December 5, 11)05. Dear Sir
Wishing to satisfy myself personally as to
the exact condtiion of, the printers' strike, I
have visited the United Typothaete, at 320
I '.roadway, and have found the following to be
the facts:
In 42 cities where strikes are on, and where
the Typothaete has approximately 700 mem
bers. Hi of these have yielded; in Indianapolis,
5; St. Louis, 5; Toledo, 3; Richmond, Va., lj
Duluth, 1; Newark, N. J., 1. No local Typo
thaete has surrendered; it is not likely that
any will. It looks as if the open shop would
prevail in every Typothaete city where a strike
has been called. Indeed, this is already recog
nized as a fixed fact, and in Cincinnati, for in
stance, open shop printers are having to buy
new presses.
With regard to the surrenders. In Indianap
olis one printer has state printing which re
quires the label. Another has a contract for
large editions which require the label. An
other had no compositors, but only pressmen.
Another had only linotype composition for the
trade, largely union. The Richmond printer
has the printing of tobacco labels, and em
ploys only two or three compositors. The Du
luth surrender is by a firm of union men em
ploying two union compositor. In Newark it
was the Advertiser Printing House, adjunct of
the newspaper, really "labor" sympathizers
and employing two union compositors. In oth
er cases contracts or other financial consider
ations compelled the surrender.
You have no idea of at least I think you
haven't any of the thoroughness with which
the Typothaete members, national and local,
are organized and with what skill and deter
mination they are fighting.
But to me the most remarkable thing is that
advertisers in magazines, as well as commer
cial customers of employing printers, unite,
practically to a man, in writing these publishers
and printers to stand pat at all hazards, no
matter if the interests of these advertisers and
customers are sacrificed ! .
With apologies for this long letter, but hop
ing that it will interest you just the same,
Yours most truiy,
t secretan
If Mr. Cushing and his associates in tlie
ion crushing business are satisfied with the
progress of the printers' strike, then every
body is satisfied, for certainly the printers are
not complaining. But especial attention is
called to that portion of the above letter which
appears in blackface type. Right there is the
milk in this union busting cocoanut. It is a
plain and direct threat that advertising patron
age will be withdrawn from newspapers and
magazines that sympathize with the demands
of the union printers, or in any way give aid
and comfort to the union cause. The big mag
azines of the country are already cowed by
these threats, and are filling their pages with
biased, lying articles derogatory to the cause
of unionism and laudatory of the union busting
associations headed by Parry and Post. Mr.
Parry is president of a manufacturers' associa
tion that can give or withhold a vast amount of
advertising patronage. Mr. Post is at the
head of a national advertisers' association that
controls several millions of advertising. And
the cowardly, subservient magazines are at
tacking the unions in order to curry favor with
these two organizations. Now these organiza
tions are beginning to make their covert threats
to the daily newspapers. "If you do not help
us destroy union labor we will ruin your busi
ness," is the threat. The unionist who advo
cates a boycot is thrown into jail, but the un
ion buster who advocates a boycot under a
high sounding name is pointed out as a man
who "stands for his rights as an individual." It
makes a wondrous difference whose ox is
gored, doesn't it? s
It remains to be seen whether the daily news
papers will be so cowardly as to submit to Mr.
Cushing's demands. One thing is certain, the
labor unions of the country can and should give
their undivided support to their own labor pa
pers. Mr. Parry and Mr. Post do not hold any
clubs over them, and Mr. Cushing may threat
en until he gets black in the face and it will
avail him nothing.
And The Wageworker Gladly Uives Him
Space to Work His Pedal Extremities.
To The Wageworker:
"May Cod bless the kicker," says the Wage
worker. I have a few little kicks coming, and
ask The Wageworker and its ever widening
circle of readers to consider the same.
In last week's paper was a clipping from the
Washington Trades-Unionist, headed, "Turn
Them Down," referring to and condemning
Comrades Berger and Hayes, of the I. T. U.
Having given space to this article, in fairness
to all concerned, .SEte Wageworker should!
give space to an arficle in defense of Comrades
Berger and Hayes.
It seeins that in the eyes of the Washington
Trades-Uruait Comrade Berger is guilty of
the hein he ne of " lese Majestie" in refus-
to Y fcn letl as favoring the unanimous
I 'Vn Gompers as president of the
Ais is the second time Mr. Ber
ger has done this and he would do so again."
He would, and he should be honored for it.
The Wageworker has repeatedly urged the
laboring people to get into politics, and use
their numbers and votes in bettering their con
ditions. Mr. Gompers has been a persistent
foe of this policy for years, and it is high
time that he were sent back to his trade. The
trades unionists of Europe have nearly all gone
into politics. We will never get justice until
we do get our men in the halls of legislation.
Vrhat we could do for ourselves if we had the
law-making and enforcing power in our own
hands is partially shown in The Wagework
er's article on the condition of the people of
New Zealand, where millionaireism and pau
perism are unknown, and where they are pre
paring to establish the six-hour day. The
workingmen are in the great majority in this
country, they are the ones who produce and
should have all wealth, therefore Mr. Berger,
Mr. Hayes and all the rest of us socialists
say that we should go into politics and demand
and take our own. Mr. Gompers, the Wash
ington T. U. and other apologists for capitalist
exploitation and tyranny hold up their hands
in holy horror at this proposition, and say "Oh,
my, no. Let the capitalists continue to run the
country." How they are running it is told by
The Wageworker:
"As a result the Georgia cotton mills are
filled with children. Conditions exist in that
state that would not be tolerated in Russia.
Thousands of children less than 8 years old
work from eleven to thirteen hours a day in the
Georgia mills. It is no uncommon sight to see
children barely six years of age watching the
whirring spindles. Disease, idiocy and prema
ture death is all they have to look forward to
in this life. They have never known how to
laugh. They are the victims of the insatiate
greed of men whose god is the almighty dol
lar." "How long will it be ere this greedy pow
er voluntarily ceases from employing child
labor?" asks The Wageworker. They never
will. "The labor unions are the only hope of
these little slaves." Now, there is where The
Wageworker should confess itself in error.
Everywhere the socialist party is waging an
unceasing warfare against the system of capi
talist exploitation and wage-slavery, demand
ing the collective ownership and operation of
the factories and the abolition of child labor,
and that the children be put in schools instead
of having their tender lives ground up into
profits, so the selfish few can live in idleness
and luxurv and hobnob with the aristocracy of
Europe. When such terrible and disgraceful
conditions exist in a land which was once sup
posed to be free, it is high time that all men
with a drop of patriotic blood in their veins
should cast aside prejudicial partisanship and
do what is necessary to be done to stop these
things. The socialists will stop these things
when they get the power. The workingmen
are in the great majority and can give tfrem
the power whenever, they' get ready. At. the
ballotbox they are' all-powerful, and thaj is
where the capitalists 'are weak. We can out-
- ' . . .
vote them and tell them to go to work and
earn an honest living instead of living off of
the profits produced by murdered babes.
Workingmen, paste this in your hat, so you
won't forget it.
One thing that should be mentioned I think
The Wageworker has overlooked, and that is,
that at the recent session of the A. F. of L. it
went on record as favoring equal suffrage.
This is one of the principles fhat the socialist
party has been advocating for years, and the
ladies should remember that we are their
friends and demand justice for them as well
as for all other people who are not getting it.
We believe that if woman did have the ballot
just conditions and laws'would be established
far quicker. Well, I guess I have "kicked"
enough for this time.
A Few Little Facts Concerning the Men Who
Chronicle Things.
On December 10 the officers of New York
Typographical Union No. 6 announced that the
local had unanimously agreed upon an assess
ment that would put an additional $100,000 in
to the union's treasury before January 1. The
union already has about $65,000 in its strong
box. The assessment was ordered in antici
pation of the fight almost sure to begin on
January 1. The agreements expire in New
York on that date, and already the Typothaete
has begun showing its teeth. "Big Six" has
about 7,000 members and under no contingency
will more than 1,500 of them be affected by a
strike. The Typothaete will have the fight
of its life when it goes up against the New
York bunch of union printers.
These be busy days for the Lincoln printer'
man. The rush of Christmas work is on, and
the printer who does not want to work over
time has to remain in hiding. The newspaper
shops are crying for ad men and the job shops
are looking for men with a search warrant.
W. F. Todd, editor of the Burwell Tribune
and treasurer-elect of his county, was in Lin
coln one day this week and signed an appli
cation for membership in Lincoln Typograph
ical Union No. 209. Mr.- Todd has been a
printer for years, but never worked in a city
shop. During the past three months he has'
been reading about the printers' demand for
an eight hour day, and being satisfied that the
demand was just he deemed it his duty to help
his fellow printers win it. "I want to become
an active member," said Mr. Todd, "so I can
rpay my assessment and have a part in this
struggle. Whatever assessment is decided on
you'll find me ready to pay. I want to be
counted in on the victory, when ! it come and
it's coming." Mr. Todd's unselfish action has
given the printers encouragement. , ',
E. P. Thompson came in from Denver Tues
day. He has been operating "mills" in various
shops in that city; but came back to Lincoln be
cause it was home.
The day Charley Heacock returned to Lin
coln from his two weeks' engagement in Wil
ber, he stood at Tenth and O and looked east
ward. "Great Scott!" he ejaculated. "I didn't
know there were that many people in the whole
world. And there's a street car, too." After
gazing for an hour Heacock drilled over to the
Star office and was at once "shanghaied" and
put on a machine. I
Col. "Bob"Mickel blew into Lincoln Tues
day. He is now selling paper for the Carpenter
Paper Co. of Omaha. He says it is easier
than farming.
Holds an Enthusiastic Meeting and Talks of
Work to Be Done. ... V
The Woman's Union label League held an
unusually well attended meeting Monday even
ing. A general discussion on what was neeiied
in the ctiy and the best methods of going about
it began soon after the gavel fell, and every
body took part. Some good ideas' were brought
out and the interests of the members present
keyed up to a high pitch. ;
A. L. A. Schiesmeyer was elected secretary
to fill a vacancy, and Mrs. Jessie Baker was
elected doorkeeper. The next regular meet
ing night being Christmas night it was decided
to skip until the second Monday in January.
There was some talk of holding a social in the
near future, but it was finally.decided that this
was not an opportune time because of the nu
merous affairs of the kind now being held.
Will build a home. ?
Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen Now Work
ing on the Matter.
,The Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen is
preparing to build a home for its aged, indigent
and disabled members. During the past two
weeks the committee in charge has visited the
Union Printers' home at Colorado Springs and
investigated that great institution thoroughly.
The citizens of Colorado Springs have offered
great inducements to the committee to locate
the home there. , .
The Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen has
over 300,000' members and'pays out over-$1,-000,000
a year in benefits. - .' ' '
'. Advices from Havana are to the effect that
10.000 Cuban cigarmakers, recently affiliated
with the American Federation of Laborv are
about to go on strike' to enforce conditions
that prevail in the union factories of America.
They will demand an increased - wage scale
and shorter hours of labor. A long and stub
born struggle Is expected, and the subsidized
newspapers are already hastening to the as-,
sistance of the employers and declaring that
the Cuban cigarmakers are the best paid
workmen in that industry in the world.