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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (July 12, 1907)
Through Sunshine and Clouds, Rain or
Snow, Good Weather and Bad Weather
Year In and Year Out the Prices on
Our Clothing Never Change . . .
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1 AIL-. roM!! We never have marked
IIU UUliU ITlflHSUS goods up, and marked
them down acain in
order to give a "cut price sale," ond we never will. We never juggle the
prices. When you buy a suit of clothes here, no matter whether the
time be Julv or Januarv. vou can be absolutelv POSITIVP that vmi hnvp
purchased at a bed-rock price, and that a suit of equal value cannot be purchased for the same money at
"cut price" sales in the high rent district.
WONT DVE YOU 2 Per ft. . KDDSCOHJIKIT
If we did we would lose money. But we will guarantee to give you more for your money than you can get
at any kind of a "sale," and "there's a reason" why we are able to do so.
We Qvm Tlhiiree CDoWnDg StoresWe Keep 0aoft
Off ttDne Mogul leinift OdsMc
Owning and operating three Clothing Stores in Nebraska and Kansas, we have a purchasing power that is
unequaled in this city. This alone would enable us to undersell all competitors. Then
when you consider that we are out of the high rent district it is easy
for you to determine the location of
THE HOME OF GOOD VALUES AND LOW PRICES
104-106 No. 10th Street
Just Around the Corner
Labor Local Picked Up In Lincoln
remand the label.
The union label that's alL
Look for the union label.
II it is not labeled, refuBe it.
Union made shoes are sold by Rog
ers ft Perkins.
"Blue Ribbon" cigars are union
made, Lincoln made and well mada
Sold by all dealers.
Boston & Maine Railroad Foremen's
association has made application for a
charter to the American Federation
of Labor. V
Steam engineers in New England
are almost completely organized, and
an effort is now being made to have
every man in the ranks.
Because of the strike of about 350
girls, members of the Cigar Factory
IN AND AROUND YOUR HOME
Cm bt nidi himleii by regular
1 iltliftctints. Wt km (very -ceuitj.
Chloride of Lime, lb ISc
Solution of Chlorides, bottle, . .50c
Formalhdehyde, per pint 85c
Sulfur, perlb 10c
Sulfur and Formaldehyde Can
Sulfur Candles 5c
Formaldehyde Futnigators ... 15c
Hydrauapthal Pastillis. box.. 25c
Carbolic Crystals, per lb 45c
- PHONE YOUR WANTS.
TWELFTH AND O ST.
1418 O ST.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT
Strippers' Union, In Boston, nearly !.
500 cigarmakers have been forced to
loaf as there is no stock ready for
them to work with.
A large line of sample shoes, Union
Made, go at half. price at Rogers &
The Auditorium Garden manage
ment is sending out a lot of printing
that does not bear the label. ,
The International Alliance 'of ' The
atrical Stage Employes open their in
ternational convention at Jamestown,
Va., Monday, July 18.
Your attention is called to the sev
eral big advertisements in this issue.
Wise Lincoln merchants are coming
to realize that The Wageworker is the
best advertising medium, everything
considered, in the city.
The Italian laborers working on the
New Haven railroad, from Boston to
New York, are thoroughly organized.
Four thousand vestmakers in 300
East Side shops in New York have
struck for an increase in wages from
12 to 16 per cent?. One-half the strikers
Machinists arranged a settlement
with the Interstate Engineering com
pany at Bedford, Ohio. The 54-hour
week is conceded and time and a half
for all overtime.
Sheet Metal Workers' Union of St.
Paul has set apart the first and third
meeting nights of every month for
tiade instruction for the benefit of
juniors and apprentices.
Painters, decorators and paperhang-
ers have organized in Logansport.
Blacksmiths employed at Chandler
& Taylor's shop, Indianapolis, have re
ceived a 10 per cent increase.
There is not one non-union carpen
ter in the city of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
The union has 150 men at work.
Eighty hardwood finishers,, .mem
bers of the- Brotherhood of Painters
and Decorators of America, are on
strike for an Increase of five cents an
hour and the eight-hour day in St,
There are 3,000 organized teamsters
in Pittsburg and special organizers are
going to get the remainder into the
As a result of an appeal to the state
convention of the American Federa
tion of Labor by William Stuncombe,
New England organizer of the labor
league, two hundred delegates repre
senting every city and forty towns in
Maine agreed to boycott all druggists
selling products of the National To
bacco company, the so-called "cigar
trust." Efforts will be made to extend
the boycott throughout New England.
A Painters' union has been char
tered in Marion, Ind.
The pile driving engineers of Boston
now receive a wage minimum of 50
cents an hour for an eight-hour day.
The late convention of the Iowa
State Federation of Labor at Keokuk
was a great success more than 150
delegates being in attendance. ,
Gussag & Feilet, San Antonio print
ers, have signed with the union. This
means practically the elimination of
the Typctheate in printing affairs in
An estimate furnished by a Wash
ington statistician gives the number
of men killed in the daily pursuit of
their callings, largely skilled and un
skilled laborers, for the last four years
at 80,000 men, or 20,000 annually.
At the Farmers' Union convention
recently held in Hutchinson, Kansas,
resolutions were adopted -advocating
affiliation with the labor unions, de
manding the label on all articles pur
chased by farmers and co-operating
with organized labor in the cities to
the fullest extent.
No settlement has yet been reached
between the Ashley Silk company of
Hackettstown, Mass., and its em
ployes, who went out -a few days ago,
because their demand for a fifty-five-
hour week was not granted immedi
ately. The mill is shut down, and
over fifty employes are idle awaiting
"Convict labor produces goods to the
value of $35,000,000 annually. About
half of the prison-made wares are
produced under the "contract system."
The value of food consumed annually
by a convict, is on the average, $137.
One prison contractor owns and con
trols the clothing output of eight pris
ons in six states.
By a vote of 122 to 0 the Illinois
House of Representatives passed the
Solitt bill for the protection of bridge
and structural Iron workers. The bill
requires the safeguarding of floors anJ-'
scaffoldings on bridges and buildings
under construction, and provides other
protection for the men who risk their
lives on steel skeletons. Under pres
ent conditions hundreds of workmen
are killed each year.
The cigar factory of Myer Bros.,
York, Pa., which has heretofore em
ployed a considerable number of wo
men and children, will in the future
be operated as a union shop, and only
skilled cigarmakers men who are
members of the Cikarmakers' Interna
tional Union will be employed. The
shop has started under the new con
ditions with a force of fifty men,
which will be increased as men can
Labor Commissioner Stafford of Cal
ifornia, in a recent published ireport,
shows that nearly 10 per cent of the
restaurants In San Francisco are Japa
nese, and that the Japanese and Chi
nese employes of the Oriental restau
rants generally work twelve hours a
day, while 76 per cent of the white
employes of the Caucasian restaurants
work but ten hours a day. Nine per
cent of the Japanese work fourteen to
fifteen hours a day.
The Farmers' Union of Georgia has
gone officially on record as opposing
the present immigration movement on
the ground that undesirable citizens
will be brought into the state; that
they will crowd the native Georgians
out of the factories, and that the ad
mission of so many will increase the
production of cotton and lower the
A very remarkable labor organiza
tion is the United Hatters Union of
America. It dates its permanency
from the time of adopting the 3 per
cent dues of each member's earnings.
Two per cent goes to the interna
tional union and 1 per cent is retained
in the local treasury. There are 9,000
members, and each member must
make at least $3 a day, while some
make as high as $7 and $8, which is
on piecework. In the last twenty-one
years 750,000,000 union labels have
been used, and in the last year nearly
30,000,000 hats were turned out by
The Scotch immigrants recently im
ported into Canada by the Salvation
Army have refused to act as strike
breakers in Victoria, B. C, and have
also brought suit for heavy damages,
which it seems they can recover un
der the workmen's act for 1902, for
bidding deception in inducing men to
contract for the filling of any position.
The affidavits claim that the plaintiffs
came to Canada as the result of see
ing an advertisement of the Salvation
Army in a Soctch publication, and al
lege they were given to understand
that no labor trouble of any kind ex
isted in Victoria, and on this claim
the charge of deception Is made.
The Amalgamated Association of
Operative. Cotton Spinners of England
in its annual report shows that enor
mous strides have been made during
the past year. The tola! income from
all sources was 98,027, an increase of
6,777 on the year. The expendtiure
amounted to 43,033, leaving a bal
ance to go forward of 54,993, bring
ing the value of the association up to
489,179 a grand fighting fund. This
represents 23 7s. 5d. per head of
20,928 members returned. An increase
of 1,477 is noted in the membership,
which is directly due to the large
number of new mills which have been
put up, to the excellent organizing and
to the benefits secured to employes by
way of advances.
An effort to give greater soldiarity
to the women's trade union movement
throughout the country will be made
simultaneously in New York, Boston
and Chicago on July 14, according to
an announcement made by Mrs. Ray
mond Robins, president of the Na
tional Women's Trade Union League.
Women unionists and those interested
in the movement throughout the coun
try will gather then and discuss ways
and means of accomplishing -that aim.
The program for the Chicago conven
tion has not been completed,' but it is
expected that some general scheme
will be presented. As there are only
three state organizations of women's
unions ' now in existence those in
New York, Massachusetts and Illinois
it is said to be likely that a strong
impetus will be given to their forma
tion in other states..
President Falleries, of France, has
postponed his trip to Norway, Swe
den and Denmark until 1908.
A few wise guys sneer at the officers
of labor unions. Men who make an
honest effort to benefit their fellow
men are ridiculed by a class who
would starve to death if their parents
had not left them enough to live on.
Officers of labor unions will keep on
doing good for mankind. They do not
expect anything but abuse from the
class which does not know what labor
is. Washington Trades Unionist.
1 CCORDING to our mode of reasoning the
j I man who does manual labor, skilled or not,
I requires a shirt at least as roomy in pro
portion as the banker or professional man who
U Yet is it not true in general, that proportions of
shirts vary according to price? Low priced shirls
are generally narrow, skimpy shirts irrespective
of the figures they are to clothe.
tT RED SEAL and UNICORN shirts regardless of
price are designed and cut with the single idea of
furnishing comfort and service to the prospective
ff This compels uniform fulness irrespective
of price. ,
U Union Label.
Elsewhere In this Issue you will find the names of fhe enterprising dealers in your city who
carry the Rett Smal and Unicorn products. If you cannot find what you want, write us
Attractive illustrated booklets witn suggestions, lor tne asKing.
For On-Duty Service
For Dress and Outing tslt ntTiutm
Manufactured by R. L. McDonald (1 Co.
four Union SHirt Factories. St. Joseph, Missouri
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