The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-????, November 23, 1906, Image 5
OOSQQQOQOQOS r he NEWS OF THE LABOR WORLD nvne Items of Genera! Interest for the Busy Work ingman and His Friends. Joy of HartSduffncr & Marx Hand Tailored Can Only be Obtained by Being Properly Dressed. This does not necessarily mean that uou should spend the larger portion of your salary for Clothing, but you should be as well dressed as your position in life trill alloto. "Clothes do not make the man" is an old time saying and a true one, but tohen you meet a man you do not see his heart or his brain you see only the "front" he puts on. You must judge him by his appearance. First impressions are sometimes lasting. Do your neto acquaintances get a good impression of you from your manner of dress? If not, then come here for your Clothing. We haoe nothing but neto Clothes, this year's styles, to offer you. We sell completely out each year. If you buy elsetchere you take a chance. SUITS TEN TO THIRTY DOLLARS OVERCOATS TEN TO FORTY DOLLARS ARMSTRONG : CLOTHING CO. GOOD CLOTHES MERCAANTS 1 AMUSEMEMTS AMUSEMENTS AMUSEMENTS AMUSEMENTS "THE THEATRE BEAUTIFUL" THE NEW LYRIC HIGH -CLASS VAUDVILLE PROGRAM CHANGED WEEKLY THE BEST ATTRACTIONS OBTAINABLE MATINEE AT 3:oo-EVENINO AT 7:30 AND 9 O'CLOCK ADMISSION 10 AND 15 CTS 15th and OSts. HIGH CLASS VAUDEVILLE THE BIJOU PROGRAM WEEK OF NOVEMBER 12th 15th and OSts. THE ORPHEUM FABORITE, JWr. Dick. Lynch ILLUSTRATED BURLESQUE BALLADS AND DANCING. The Four Cranks in the Laughing Musical Comedy, "A MIXED A F F A I R." Vr. Will H. Smythe Singing the Comedy Picture Song, "THE PREACHER AND THE BEAR." . A VAUDEVILLE NOVELTY, The Bohemian Trio SINGING COMEDIANS. THE FRENCH FLEXIBLE MARVELS, Le-s Danovas IN A NOVELTY COMEDY ACT. THE LATEST COMEDY SENSATION, "Getting Evidence" ON THE BIOGRAPH. 3- Shows- 3 Daily 3:00. 7:45, 9:00 P. M. MATINEE, ALL SEATS 10c ADMISSION 10 CENTS Evening;. Reserved Seats 5 Cents Extia Grand Prize Matinee Every Tues. and Thurs. Best Values Tor The Best Money Gash or easy terms are found at the Star Turniture (& tfyt Wage'Earncr's Turniture Supply douse 205 Sputh eitvtntb Strttt. Clueoln, Iltbrask Extremely Fine Union Made Clothing We Sell Exclusively In This City KOIKJ BROS. Fino Union Hade Clothing ill U vVi &l This is a union store, selling union made clothing and we are therefore entitled to the patronage of every union man in the city. THE BEST OF ALL, however, is that we don't want to sell you this cloth ing on the strength of the label, but on the true merit of the merchandise, and then, of course, the label makes the sale possible. jt r I Cofttnu Storv. mncf ffmr Trwttffc. Almost 15,000 women work about the mines in the German empire. There is a secret movement among Japanese workmen to secure better working conditions and more pay. Officials of the Pennsylvania rail road say that while a ten per cent, ad vance of wages is being considered nothing definite has been decided on. Twenty-nine charters were issued by the American Federation of Labor dur ing the month of September as fol lows: Central bodies, 4; federal labor unions, 7; local trade unions, 18. Re turns from 738 unions, with an aggre gate membership of 70,700, showed that there were 3.2 per cent, out of employment in September. In the pre ceding month 2,045 unions, with a membership of 123,600, reported 1.8 per cent, out of work. It has. become known that the Tex tile council, representing the five tex tile unions of Fall River, Mass., has forwarded a request to the Manufac turers' association asking for a ten per cent, advance in wages. Wages in the textile industry are based upon the price paid for weaving a cut of 28 inch, 64 by 64 print cloth. The price at the present time is 19.80 cents and the price asked for is 21.78 cents, which was paid prior to 1903. The total number of women en gaged in gainful occupations in 1900 was 5,319,397, says the . Technical World Magazine, which goes into in teresting details as to the various callings, which this large body of wo men earned their bread, some of which are unique At the rate of in crease between 1890 and 1900 there cannot be short of 6,000,000 at work at present in various trades and occu pations in the United States of Amer ica. ' The Panama locomotive engineers' demand for an increase of $45 a mouth to make their pay $225 a month has been refused. It is said the engineers' committee was informally offered $200 a month, provided an agreement was made for one year. This was refused There has been talk of a strike, and the government has kept in its em ploy a reserve of native and Jamaican engineers, whose pay is $45 a month A strike of the engineers would com pletely paralyze canal .operations. Henry C. Barter, secretary of the International Longshoremen's associa tion, has resigned his position and the resignation has been accepted by. the executive board. Barter has beenVaec retary of the association since its for; mation.and has done-much to build it up from a few lumber vessels unload ers to Its present proportions, embrac ing nearly 100,000 men in 40 separate j.nd distinct crafts. He has threat ened to resign a number of times when affairs did not go to his liking, but he has actually done it this time. While the Iron Molders' union has recently achieved a number of . vie toies in the contest it has been carry ing on in various sections of the coun try against the National Foundrymen's association, the organization of the employers, there are 3,000 men still out on 'strike in 30 cities. Each of these is receiving seven dollars a week strike benefits, a total weekly expendi ture of $21,000 from the national treas ury. The funds to carry on the con flict are .provided ; thi-ough weekly membership dues of 35 cents for 48 weeks and 50 cents for the remaining four weeks. Eighty per cent, of the receipts go into the national treasury, providing a weekly income of $25,000. more than sufficient to meet all strike benefit demands. All yard and train-service men in the employ, of American . railroads now have united, in demanding a flat in crease of ten cents an hour. In 1866 the first national labor con gress was held at Baltimore on August 20. This body met annually in differ ent cities for several years thereafter. The wages of . all employes of the Pennsylvania railroad system on lines east and west of Pittsburg are to be in creased probably ten per cent. Near ly 150,000 men will be affected. It is probable the increase will be effective on December 1. The increase 'will cost the railroad company $1,000,000 a month. The" United Brotherhood of Carpen ters and Joiners is in a close race with the United Mine Workers for the largest membership. For the month of July the carpenters paid per capita tax into the American Federation of Labor for 172,000 members, while the miners paid for August on 199,956. In the convention of the American Fed eration of Labor votes are counted on the basis of one vote for each 100 members, so the carpenters and the miners will have something to say about shaping policies. Negative replies have been sent by managers of all St. Louis lines and the Terminal association to demands of the switchmen for an eight hour day and an increase in the wage, scale. They declare the former request im practicable, but are disposed to in crease the scale. ' The Delaware, Lackawanna & West ern Railroad company switchmen's grievance committee, in session here, when their demands, for increased wages and an eight hour day were re fused by .General Superintendent Clarke, agreed upon modified demands which will be submitted to Mr. Clarke. I Of the 43,000 ' -men employed as switchmen the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen controls 23,000. Indications are that the United Ty-, pothetae of America, which haswased a fight against the printers for more than a year, is only in the beginning; of its troubles. The electrotypers have determined to go out for an eight-hour day on January 1 next. THe printing pressmen and' . bookbinders have tried to make the electrotypers hold off until next : May, when tike three organizations would e ready to start a fight at ono time. The press men are under an' agreement which does not expire until next May. The electrotypers, however, refuse to put off their demands, so that it is appar ent the typothetae is to have its hands full next year if it persists In refusing the shorter workday in the printing industry. Reports received at the ,. hoadquaiv tejs of the International Typosraphi cal union show that gradually the large- firms in the United Typothotao are weakening and signing, the de mands of tho piinterj. They have nad about all tho light that they want for awhile, and if the other trades make a concerted move it does not .require much of a prophet to tell what the results will be. As it stands now it may be said that the eight-hour day has been established in tha eoniposihs rooms throughout the country, and it looks as if it would extend to all other departments within a short time. The printers have borne the brunt of the battle alone and if the shorter work day is completely inaugurated within the next six months, they alone ai-e entitled to the" credit. : Frank' M. Ryan, the load'er of the iron workers, lived in Chicago for many years. He was business agent of the local iron workers and was able to give, them many 'hours of his attention every day. Early in the '90s he was mayor of a Minnesota town, but gave ui the position to take up the' trade ot Frank M. Ryan. ironworker.. While in Chicago he be gan' a fight against the steel trnit which may have far-reaching effect. The steel trust -.has had many , strug gles with labor organizations, but the iron workers are' the first of the trades outside of the plants of the corpora tion with which it has engaged in con flict. The iron workers have deckled that they will not work for any meni ber of the steel trust unless tbe latter employs union iron workers exclusive ly in building the new city of Gary, Ind. ! The executive board of the Boot and Shoe Workers.' internattOMu' union has declared that the -recent cjoctkin was illegal and has ordered 'a new election of national ' officers. Complaints in vestigated by the board showed that there .had been, a great deal of ballot box stuffing and other practices not in accordance With the international laws. It would appear from the re ports that the boot and shoe workers, In their desire for "reform"', and "house cleaning," resorted to ..tactics which are -anything but in line , with the idea of genuine reform. A referendum vote is being taken by the Interior Freight rtandlers In ternational union on ,the place, for holding' the next convention in Janu ary. At the last convention Buffalo was agreed'on, subject to a vote of the membership, but Abe indication now point to New prleans being chosen. The. freight handlers havfe made remarkable gains in the past year. Under the leadership of P. Flannery they have pursued a con servative .policy, .with, the result that the membership has -doubled,, and wages all over the country nave'been increased during the past summer. Salt Lake City has been chosen by the Brotherhood of Carpenters as tb next convention city. The argument that the brotherhood in its 22 years' history had never held its convention west of the Mississippi river was the one which won for the Utah city. Textile operatives employed on mod ern machinery to-day will turn oft more production on an average- eight hour day basis than they did 25 years ago on a ten hour day. Nevertheless, t the hours of labor have been reduced little for the textile worker'in oomparl son with the increase in speed of tho' machines they operate.