The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-????, August 09, 1907, Image 2

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    FANCY PRICE IS PAID
FOR SPEEDY YOUNGSTER
Lawrence Doyle Sold by 8prlngffeld
Three I League Team to
Olante for $4,500.
The first player to graduate from
the Three I league this season had the
distinction of attracting the largest
sum ever paid for a minor league
star. The distinction, falls upon Law
rence Doyle, the crack third baseman
of the Springfield team. The sum of
$4,600 was paid for Doyle and the sale
will attract wide attention in the na
tional sport. Doyle Is playing his
second season aa a professional. He
is a coal miner and began playing
baseball with the Independent team at
Mattoon. Last year the city was taken
into the K. I. T. league and Doyle re
mained. He was secured last winter
by Springfield in a trade and has made
a wonderful record since, batting
around .325 and fielding sensationally.
He is especially fast in handling bunts
and he is among the fastest in the
league la base running. Doyle was
recommended so highly by Dan
Brouthers, the veteran scout, that
New York decided to pay the fancy
price demanded by Springfield. Sev
eral other clubs were after him and It
was decided not to take chances of
losing him by .waiting until the draft
ing season opened. Doyle Is only 21
years of age and is from Breese, 111.
' He is a man of good habits and bis
admirers are confident that he will
make good in the major.
PITCHING ESSENTIALS
Manager Hanlon Sums Them Up In a
Few Terse Sentences.
manager namon, oi jincinnau, me
other day in the course of a discus
sion on the new Cincinnati pitcher,
Fred Smith, late of Terre Haute,
spoke unreservedly of the qualities
essential to a .successful pitcher.
Speaking of Smith, Manager Hanlon
admitted that he had neither the
speed of a Rusle nor the curves of a
Fraser. "But he has a good change
of pace," Hanlon added, "a nice as
sortment of curves and good control.
These are the qualities that will make
. him successful, I think." Manager
. Hanlon's ideas of the pitcher who suc
ceeds are summed up in these terse
; sentences:
"He must have a fair change of
pace." i
"He must be able to put the ball
(where he wants It."
I "And he must know how to mix
jthem up."
"Those are the essentials of a suc
cessful pitcher to-day." '
i In conclusion, Mr. Hanlon said: "In
my opinion two of the greatest pitchers
I that ever lived were 'Dumpling' Mc-
Mahon, of the old Baltimore team.
land Frank Dwyer, for years with the
Reds. Neither of them had extraordi
nary speed, but they knew just where
: every ball they pitched was going,
land that counted for more than any
'physical superiority either may have
! shown in his work. This boy Smith
. seems to be built on the same lines
as these men. He has the batsmen
guessing all the time. Instead of the
batsmen having him figuring. The re
sult Is that he has been getting away
with his efforts nicely since he Joined
the Reds, and I believe he'll get bet
ter as his acquaintance with the big
.league batsmen ripens. It certainly
would be sweet to develop another Mc-
ll.k . . I .
nuiun ui jjwyer, lur were are loo
few of them in the game these days.
' TO THE LOSING TEAM.
Full many a toast is penned to the team
that loses day by day.
And many a song ia sung to the club
that wins out In the fray.
But never a word of praise Is said of the
team that's In the rear.
And never a bit of blarney or a Jolly
boost of cheer.
So here's a snatch of rhyme to the boys
f who play on the losing team,
A little slip of a song- to the chaps who
are aniung aown tne stream.
Some day they'll play on a winning club
and list to the noisy cheers.
When the whooping of the bleacherlfees
will be music to their ears.
Bo here's a bit of a song to the team that
loses day by day.
With a hope that the Jlme may soon roll
round when they'll carry the flag
away.
Mertes Jumps Minneapolis Club,
Sam Mertes, Mike Cantillon's star
left fielder, has jumped his contract
, with the Minneapolis team and will
be henceforth out of the game. No
authentic reason is given for Mertes'
action. He was one of Cantillon's
high-priced men. One reason alleged
Is that he wanted more money, an
other is that he wanted to see his
brother, who is sick la Washington.
REGULAR
PRICES
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SUITS
Take time to examine the handsome patterns and splendid qualities
offered at this END-OFSEASON SALE
This is House-Cleaning Time with us, and the Great
Price Advantage Quoted Will Not Permit Us to Carry Over a Single Suit
No man can overlook the saving of $5.00 to $10.00 on a Suit of Clothes
though he may not have immediate use for them
AMC THinn Reduction on our entire
1 J IMj I 1 lllKl line of Men's Straw Hats.
7t DPD PFNTT Reduction on Men's
CA3 JL JLiJiX VJilN JL and Boys' Odd Trousers.
?fi Dpi fpnt Reuction on Men's sum-
aG V If vl Vffsy lit mer Shirts, Underwear, Neckwear and Hosiery
0f J&ov Corit Reduction on Trunks,
CAM YTCV VVlll Bags and Suit Cases.
MOTHERS SHOULD TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS EXTRAORDINARY PRICE REDUCTION to replenish the boy's outfit.
Excellent qualities of school and dress Suits at ONE-THIRD OFF.
X rm 1 Reduction on Boys' and Children's I MA v " M I j. Reduction on Boys' and Chil
I II f mm I rllT'fl Wash Suits, Straw Hats, and Duck Hats
7(1 lDter Cent
and Caps. I "T " ."
We seldom have the pleasure of presenting to the trade better styles and better quality of merchandise than will be sold
at this CLOSE-OF-SEASON SALE. v
dren's Waists, Shirts, Underwear, Neck
wear and Hosiery.
M
A Good Place to Buy Good Clothes
EXTRA SPECIAL: iEgg5g&
$1.50 Shirts, at $U3; $2.00 Shirts, at $1.38; $2.50 Shirts, at $1.75; $3.00
Shirts, at $2.00; and $3.50 Shirts. at $2.37.
A Good Place to Buy Good Clothes
THE TYPOGRAPHICAL UNION
Gets Bucy in a Label Campaign and
Offers Some Prizes.
The Typographical Union met last
Sunday, and among other business
transacted was one referring to the
latel and having for its object a boost
ing of the label campaign. The fol
lowing resolution was adopted after
a strenuous debate
"Resolved, That a fine of $2 be
levied against ' all members of this
union attending league ball games at
Antelope park, and that one dollar of
such fine be paid to the member giv
ing information leading to the appre
hension and conviction of such at
tendant. Some of the "thirty-third degree
fans" demurred at the sweeping reso
lution, but It went through.
Then it was decided to offer prizes
for label boosting and for that pur
pose $10 was set aside for use during
the month of August, the money to
be divided Into prizes as follows
First To the journeyman In good
standing turning In to the secretary
treasurer during the month of August
the largest number of articles of
printed matter of local application not
bearing the allied label the sum of $5.
Second: To the one turning In the
next largest number the sum of $3.
Third: To the one turning In the
third largest number the sum of $2.
That no greater number than te&
of any one series of printed matter
be counted.
That the provisions of the above be
extended to the members - of the
Ladies' Auxiliary.
That the secretary notify the offl
cers of the Ladies' Auxiliary of the
above action.
The boycott of the baseball games
is, in The Wageworker's belief, an In
justice to Manager Holmes. The
score cards were let as a part of the
concessions secured by Joe Oppen
heiraer, and the work, has been done
at the Gillespie-Phillips shop. The
cards were all printed at the begin
ning of the season with the exception
of the batting lists. The Gillespie
Phillips shop is entitled to the union
label, but under the terms of his, con
tract Mr. Homes has no jurisdiction
over the matter. It is true that he
n:lght have nominated it in the bond
that the prining should bear the label,
tut it was equally the business of the
allied printing trades to look into the
matter and confer with Mr. Holmes
before the concessions were let.
Manager Holme3 has stated to The
Wageworker that he was sorry for
tl.e oversight, and has assured this
paper that next season's concessions
contract will not only stipulate that
only labeled printing shall be used on
the ground, but that ony labeled
cigars will be sold.
Some of the printers seem to have
taken offense at the too rabid utter
ances of an over-enthusiastic friend of
Manager Holmes and are holding
Holmes responsible therefore. The
Wageworker thinks Holmes was re
miss in not Insisting upon the label,
but certainly It was the business of
the allied trades to look into the mat
ter before the work was done. :
However, as enthusiastic a "fan"
as "ye editor" Is willing to abide by
the resolution of the Typographical
Union until It is rescinded, but he re
serve the right to make a kick against
what he deems an injustice to Man
ager Holmes. ' - .' :
A couple of new members were
voted into the union at the Sunday
meeting. It was unanimously decided
to increase the fund set aside for the
delegates, and as a result Messrs. In
graham and Radebauch will go in
state. The report of the executive
committee on the visit of Organizer
Brady wa3 received with applause,
and the printers now feel that they
have achieved something tangible as
a result of the long months of sacri
fice. Col. Ernstine King and family rus
ticated at Milford a day or two re
cently and while there fished a bii
with abundant success. The Wage
worker knows he was successful for
the editor's table was weighted down
with a channel catfish weighing about
five pounds. Knig has not lost the
piscatorial cunning he learned while
a boy fishing along the banks of the
Tarkio and Hundred and Two Rivers
in ol' Mizzoo.
Charley Righter threw up his hands
at the last minute and joined the Hot
Springs contingent. : r
The label has ' been taken up ' in a
couple of job shops recently. The
McVey shop is no longer within the
fold. j
Work continues extra good, and
there is scarcity of both hand and
machine men.
IN THE GAME NOW
The Swedish parliament has just
voted to make women eligible to mu
nicipal office. The women of Sweden
have had municipal suffrage for many
years, but until now they have not
been permitted to hold office.
BARBERS WILL PICNIC.
Lincoln Local Will Spend a Whole
Day at Epworth Park.
. The union barbers of Lincoln are
preparing for some "big doings" on
August 15. On that day the union
shops will close and the barbers will
take their wives and children, or their
sweethearts, as the case may be, and
hie themselves to Epworth Park and
spend the day in having a royal good
t'.i , They are going to do the thing
uii ' brown, too. They are going to
have everything good to eat, and
plenty of it, and it is all going to be
as free as the air we breathe.
Nothing small about the union bar
bers. They invite all their friends
who carry union cards to picnic with
them. There will be an admission fee
of 10 cents charged at the gate, but
that admits to everything, including
dinner if you carry a paid-up union
card and show it. There will be an
ice cream, lemonade and cigar stand
on the ground, and of course you'll
have to pay the price if you patronize
it. That's reasonable. The cigars will
Le union made, too.
This isn't the first time the barbers
have picnicked. They had one last
year, and it proved such a success
that the boys could hardly, wait an
other year so they could have another.
And this one will beat last year's for
the reason that they have learned a
lot by experience. .
The union barbers are going to ob
serve Labor Day, too. They did not
last year, and they have regretted
it ever since. So this year they are
going to close up at noon, sharp, and
in the afternoon and evening they are
going to enjoy themselves with the
rest of the unionists at Antelope park.
WOMEN BARBERS.
Spokane Has Them and They Are
Good Unionists, Too.
Women barbers in Spokane have
applied to the American Federation
of Labor for a charter. Some dif
ficulty Is looked for, as it is said that
owing to a clause in the constitution
of the Women's Union Label League
that members must be relatives of
union men, the women barbers may
not be admitted to that body, but they
say they will "boost" for the label
even if they are barred on a techni
cality. There are twenty-five women
barbers in Spokane, ' and six - shops
are controlled by them. On a straight
percentage basis a barber averages
between $19 and $20 a week. These
women are guaranteed $24 a week or
$9 more than the union scale.
SAFETY A RIGHT.
Railroads and Factories Killed 4,280
Workmen Last Year.
Last year 919 lives were lost in the
mills, ' factories and mines at Pitts
burg, Pa. In the same time 3,361
employes were killed by the railroads
in this country. This represents in
dustrlai manslaughter and gives point
to President Roosevelt's plea for auto
matic liability for the injury of em
ployes without recourse to the de
fense of contributory negligence.
In England a workmen's compensa
tion act, holding employers to a strict
liability for "accident arising out of
and ' in the course of employment,"
went into effect July 1. Under the
sweeping provisions of this law a
workman contracting a disease in his
master's . employ, a housemaid injur
ing her knee while lighting a fire, an
actor spraining his ankle on the stage
may hold their' employers for dam
ages. Curates and choir boys come
under its protection. Can
there be any doubt that fatal acci
dents would be less frequent-here If
the English 3aw were adapted to
American conditions. New York
World. .
LABOR'S NATIONAL PLATFORM.
1. The abolition of jifl forms of In
voluntary servitude except as a pun
ishment for crime. .
2. Free schools, free text book1) and
compulsory education.
3. Unrelentng protest against the
Issuance and abuse of injunction pro
cess in labor disputes.
. A work day of not more than
eight .hours in the twenty-four hour
day.
' 5. A strict recognition of not over
eight hours a day on all federal, state
or municipal work and at not less than
the prevailing per diem wage rate J of
the class of employment in the vici
nity where the work is performed.
6. Release from employment one
day in seven. ; ; $ . , " ', v
7. The abolition of the contract sys
tem on public work.
8. The municipal ownership of pub
lic utilities.
9. The abolition of the sweat shop
system.,'.:,;v;-' ''.' ,:';. :
10. Sanitary inspection of factory,
workshop, mine and home.
11. Liability' of employers for in
jury to body or loss of life.
12. The nationalization of telegraph
and telephone.
13. The passage of anti-child labor
laws in states where they do not exist
and rigid defense of them where they
have been enacted into law.
14. Woman suffrage co-equal with
man suffrage, the inltlatve and refer
endum and the imperative mandate
and right of recall. r ; 1
15. Suitable and . plentiful play
grounds for children In all cities.
16. Continued agitation for the pub
lic bath system in all cities.
17. Qualifications in permits to build
of all cities and towns, that there shall
be bathroom and bathroom ' attach
ments in all houses or compartments,
used for habitation.
UNION HATTERS WIN.
Bosses Agree to Continue Use of the
Familiar Label, , V
After conference held every day for
a week at the 'Broadway Central hotel.
New York, the officers of th United
Hatters of America and the National
Fur Felt Hat Manufacturers' Asso
ciation have reached sv amicable set
tlement of all troubles. Some time
ago the Manufacturers' Association
announced that after August , 1st its
members would no longer use ; the
label of the United Hatters in their
hatS. :. j ' ; ' ' . - i ',
. The officers of the National Union
requested . the manufacturers to : re
consider their decision and . asked for
a conference to discuss the question.
The conferences of the past week fol
lowed. . . , "
''.The result was an official with
drawal by the manufacturers yester
day afternoon of their former notice
concerning the use of the label, and
an agreement to continue placing the
label in all union made hats.
The hatters and the union move
ment generaly are to be congraulated
upon the decision made in this case.
It has prevented what might have,
been a big labor fight. New York
Journal. '
The United States ambassador to'
Austria, Charles Francis and Ernest
Hamlin -Abbott, of New York, were
entertained at luncheon August 7 by
President Roosevelt.