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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (Jan. 23, 1909)
WILL M. MAVPDf. EDITOR
Published Weekly at 137 No. 14th
St, Lincoln, Neb. One Dollar a Year.
Entered aa second-class matter April
21, 1904, at the postofflce at Lincoln,
Neb., under the Act of Congress of
March 3rd. 1879.
REAPING THE WHIRLWIND.
The Buck Stove and Range Co. is
reaping the whirlwind as the harvest
of wind it sowed when it succeeded
in having the labor leaders sentence!
to Jail for contempt of court. The
Wageworker has never had much use
for the "unfair list,' and it has never
seen any particular results from a
boycott pronounced by a labor organ
isation. It is awfully easy to declare
- a boycott and a whole lot easier to
.forget it after it was declared. But
once in a while organized labor Is
compelled to sit up and take notice,
&tnd this Bucks case is a case in point.
It might just as well be understood
row, first as last, that organized labor
i9 not only going to refuse to pur-
, chase Bucks stoves and ranges, but
it is going to refuse to patronize
Kalers who hanCIe the product of the
St. Louts stove works. This Is not a
concerted boycott, nor is it a threat,
r. is merely a statement of fact. . Van
Cleave has burned a few things into
t Ilia mlmla at m-fvMntaeH lnlmr and tTifa
is one of them WE WILL NOT PA
TRONIZE AN ENEMY, NOR WILL
WE PATRONIZE THOSE WHO DE
LIBERATELY FLAY INTO THE
' HANDS OF OUR ENEMIES.
. There Is no law that can compel
us to patronize an industrial enemy,
nor can we be sent to jail for refus
ing to patronize those who give aid
and comfort to our Industrial enemies.
We will not boycott the VanCleave
output, nor will we boycott those who
handle it. They have given us due
tif.t t Hnf fhnw Art nnt wanf miv rn.
VIIVO I I V MV, - I. " till I wilt Jill
'tronage, and than is sufficient.
The VanCleave outfit has given us
due) notice and we will take heed.
SAME OLD STORY.
The first of the week the Associated
Press dispatches carried the story of
a , lock-out of the United Hatters of
North America by an association of
imployers, the excuse given for the
lock-out being that the union had vio
lated a contract with one member' of
the association. The lock-out was so
midden and so general that it stamped
Itself as a conspiracy on the- part of
We know nothing of the facts in
the case, but we are willing to wager
ti reasonable amount that the charge
of violation of contract made against
the United Hatters is false. This
union has been so severely dealt with
by the courts that they might, cs
human beings, be expected to resort
to almost any course of action In mere
self-protection. But despite the cruel
Injustice they have been subjected to
the United Hatters have carried them
selves with rare self-restraint, and
lave acted like men. Their whole
l.ast career gives the lie to the as
sertion that they have violated a con
tract. Bwt of course the public mind
will be poisoned by the charge
. hurled broadcast against them, and
when the real facts are made known
the truth will never overtake the lie.
The employers are cunning and re
sourceful. They control the great
avenues of publicity and are able to
poison the public against the cause
of workingmen v.ho are seeking only
justice. And while the employers are
availing themselves of their oppor
tunities the union men thus discrim
inated against continue to patronize
the papers that are used against them,
and give lukewarm support, or no sup
port at all, to the labor papers that
are trying to detend them and give
their side of the case to the public
It is safe to assert that the con
solidation of the two street railway
companies in Lincoln is an assured
fact No one expected anything else
from the beginning of the Citizens'
activities. That was merely a move
in Belf-defense to start with, and it
J-as proved successful to a gratifying
cegree. Because of the Citizens' com
mdv Lincoln now haa good street
railway facilities better than the av
erage city of Its size. Without it Lin
coln would atlll be suffering the bur
dens of poor fac'litles that would be
a disgrace to a city of one-fourth its
Consolidation, with the management
In the hands of Lincoln business men
who know the needs of the city and
are willing: to meet them, will be a
blessing in many ways. That the
consolidated company will be man
aged by wide-awake, progressive and
liberal Lincoln1 men is assured. That
assurapce is all hat any fair-minded
Lincoln citizen can ask.
It has been but three short years
since Lincoln's street railway facilities
were archaic, antedeluvian, fossilized,
but despite the shortness of the time
that deplorable day seems almost n
dream. Bob-tailed cars, flatwheels,
irregular service or no service at all,
rattledy-bang boxes on wheels, germ
irfested cushions all these are things
of yesterday, thanks to the enterprise
of Lincoln business men who were
willing to put up their money to force
a change for the better. No man wiil
begrudge them a profit commensurate
with the risks they took nor a fair
wage for the work they performed.
The entire city has reaped a vast
benefit, and now let the consolidation
be perfected, and let .us have an end
to innuendo, charges of "ballooning,"
"kiting," "watering" and "high financ
-THE NEW HIGH SCHOOL.
The school board having asked for
the co-operation of various organiza
tions In an effort to ascertain what
is best in the way of a new high
school, the Central Labor Union has
selected a committee of three to act
with the committees from the Woman's
Club, the City Improvement Society,
the Art Society, and other organiza
tions. Workingmen, more than any other
class of men, are interested In the
public schools. That is, they" have
more interest, although they seldom
realize it or show it; It is high time
that they make that interest active,
for the public schools are. not doing
for the children of the woriingmen
what they .should do. The prevalent
opinion in demagogic circles seems to
be that the school child is a human
sausage skin to be stuffed full by
machinery in the shortest possible
time. The 10-year-old child in the
fifth grade can talk glibly about Af
ghanistan, Beloochistan, Caucasia. an J
Montenegro, but is as ignorant of Ne
braska as the average voter is of his
party's platform and that is usually
a dense and dark ignorance. The
public school of today is a highly sys
tematized machine into which the
raw material of childhood is fen
through a .hopper and ground through'
at a dizzy rate into the so-called fin
ished product. About everything is
found In the curriculum save common
sense and morality.
The public school is about as fir
as 75 per cent of the children of the
average wage-earner goes in the se
curing of an education, for our indus
trial system is demanding the boys
and the girls in constantly increasing
proportions every year. For this reu
son it is high time that the wageearn
ing fathers take a more active interest
in school affairs and strive to make
them of more practical benefit to the
The Wageworker believes that the
action of the Central Labor Union will
tend towards arousing an increased in
terest in this great work, and if that
is the case, then the move will not
have been made in vain.
Lincoln workingmen can now buy
Lincoln made and union made work
ing gloves. And the Lincoln working
ir.an who fails to supply himself with
that kind of a glove when he makes
a glove purchase ought to be given
double dose of Dr. Boostem's Triple
Extract of Union Juice.
What organized labor works for and
ncrifices for, th-j. non-union workman
tnjoys without labor or expense. Per
haps this will give-you an idea of
why union men c'ecline to work by the
side of non-union men.
The commercial travelers want a
law compelling landlords, to furnish
bedsheet-s nine feet long. That's ah
right, too; but we've seen the time
when any old kind of a sheet would
have felt good.
The two lawmaking branches of the
fctate government are guilty of violat-
ine the child labor law. But what are
you going to do about it?
The Lincoln manufacturer who fails
to get in on the "Made in Lincoln'
exposition ought to take something for
his business eyesight.
With all due respect to Dr. Leon
hardt and his erudition, we still hold
that he is a darned irridescenf
VanCleave has got his fist in the
injunction iar. ana now he; cannot get
it put I
A glance at tl anti-Bryan press will
The people of our city have learned that it pays to buy at our store, because they always get good goods, merchandise
that they can depend on. We have reduced prices so that your dollar will now buy more than a dollar's
; , . : - worth to you. Instead of packing away goods until next year we will sell them at i
Get Out of the
That's what we are! now saying
to all of our Men's, Women's, Boys',
Misses' and Children's Shoes. Fur
thermore, we're going to make it
our business to see that they go.
It's simply our time for cleaning
house, that's all. Spring Shoes will
soon be in and we want new Shoes,
and we .want money. The Shoes
we offer at this sale are our best
'Shoes. Nothing will be reserved.
The question with us is, Khali we
sell these Shoes now or next win
ter? We Say Now
20 to 30 per cent discount on
Warm Lined Shoes and Slippers, v
Discount on all Shoes.
20 and , 35 per cent discount on
broken lines of Shoes and Slippers.
Men's Buckle Overshoes, now,
$1.5S, $1.48, $1.35, $1.22 and. $1.13
Women's, Misses' apd Chil
dren's Alaska Overshoes, now
86c, 79c, 75c and. . 59c
Special discount on Felt Boots,
German Sox and Leggins and Over.
convince anybody that Mr. Bryan is
gifted with ambidextry, omnipotence,
cmnipresence and second-sight. Only
that kind .of a man could accomplish
all that the anti-Pryan press attributes
to the sage of Fairview.
Nebraska expends $61,000 every two
: ears on the state militia, and $8,000
i-very two years on gathering indus
trial and agricultural statistics that
will advertise her to the world for
vhat she is the greatest agricultural
state in the union.
The easiest and 'safest way to boy
cott our industrial enemies is to In
sist upon the union label. A universal
demand for the label from union men
will solve the boycott question our
way despite the efforts of federal
Will the gentlemen who objected to
the city council considering the char
ter in executive session now step for
ward with their suggestions practical
suggestions, we mean.
If the Nebraska supreme court de
lays long enough the people will hand
down a ringing decision in the pres
A court that has scant respect for
justice can not complain if the com
mon people hold it in contempt.
A change of newspaporial tone will
be noted just as soon as organized
labor gets into the game right.
Walt for the "Made in Lincoln"
exposition. It -vill be a seven-times
winner and altogether lovely.
Another bunch of "criminals" organ
teed in Lincoln the Gloveworkers
have a charter. Police!!
Organized labor has no recourse
During our January Clearing Sale
oiiuii prices uuxi wui matte
Men's Fleece Lined Shirts and
Drawers, regular 60c values,
" now . 37c
Men's Wool Ribbed Shirts and
Drawers, regular $1 values,
go at 63c
Men's Union Suits, ribbed, light
fleece, in blue and cream
colors, our regular $1.50 sell
er, sale price $1.1 9
One-Fifth Off On All Men's
On Overalls, Jumpers, Work Shirts,
Collars, Handkerchiefs, Suspenders,
Telescopes, Suit Cases, Trunks, etc.
Twenty-Five Per Cent Discount
on Men's Jewelry. V.
EXTRA ! ;
Coats at Half
60 Colored Kersey and Broad
cloth Coats of this season's
, style, $4.95, $6.25, $7.23,
$8.75, $9.75, $11.25 and. . . . .$12.50
Broken line in assorted styles
and colors, $5.95 to $9.00
values, to close, at $2.95 and $1.95
35 Odds and Ends of Jackets,
Coats, Capes and Muffs,, were ...
sold up to $14.50; they are
. not up to date but worth a
good deal more than we ask
for them; choice of this lot,
each t . . t .$1.50
917-921 O St.
against judges like Wright. But the
trusts have. The pull that elevated
a judge to the federal bench will suf
fice to hold him in line or remove him.
Now a lot of men who never had
any. sympathy fcr the principles for
which Abraham Lincoln stood are
making great preparations to cele
brate the one hundredth anniversary
of his birth.
There are some holes in the pro
posed charter, but at least it is not
possessor- of a hole big enough to
throw a wrangling city council
Employing hatters declare that the
union label Is of no benefit to them.
If the statement is true it is a ter?
rible indictment , against organized
Dan Keefe is having his troubles
with the United States senate. But
Dan will draw the salary and that's
v.'hat Dan played the game for. ''
A Handy List That Good Unionists
Should Carry About.
Trade unionists .and their friends
should remember that they are not
obliged to purchase the publications
contained in the following list. They
are produced under non-union condi
tions, the shorter workday being re
fused their union nrinters:
The Reliable Poultry Journal, Quin
All works of the Werner Company,
of Akron, Ohio. -
The Saturday Evening Post and
Ladies' Home Journal, the product of
the Curtis Publishing Company, of
Philadelphia. ' ' .
Century Magazine, Bookman, Smart
Set, St. Nicholas. World's Work. Black
Cat. Monthly Magazine, Men and
your money go iartnest.
All our broken ' lines of Men's
Dress Shirts, with or without
cuffs, in soft or stiff bosoms,
all good patterns, regular
$1.50 and ' $1.00 Shirts, will
go at .69c
Watch Our Window Display. '
At Half Price
. . i
All our Men's and Boys' Sweaters
in gray, blue black and fancy will
go at Half Price. .
One lot of Men's V-Neck Sweat- -ers
in all colors regular $2.25,
will go at..., .$1.69
Our $3.00 line, now ..:..$2.19
One-Fifth Off On All Men's
and Boys' Sweater Coats.
$2.50 values heavy grade Long .
.Blanket .Kimonos in brown' ' '
and gray, choice, at. J. . 98c
Double Cashmere Shawls at
ONE-THIRD OFF. , - '
12 Silk, Plush" Jackets in black
.., and brown, regular $17.50 &
$13.50 values, choice .,.$5.95
SuitS -;'' J
JUST FORTY-TWO LEFT.
All $17.50 and $15.00 values, " $
choice, at i. ......... , $ 9.95
All $22.50 and $19,50 values,
choice, at. . .$12.95
Black Taffeta Silk EtomJack- t? .
ets, $7.50 and $10.00 values, ;'
chojee. . . . . . ............ .$2.95
Bobbinet Irish Point Curtains
and Ruffled Swiss, choice at OWE
OPPOSITE CITY HALL
Women, the JHousekeeper, and Lippin
cott's Magazine. ..' l-
All of the Butterick patterns arid
publications are produced by non:
union labor. :)
Good Housekeeping, Farm and
Home, Orange Judd Farmer, New
England Homestead, American Agri
culturist and Current Events, printed
by the Phelps . Publishing Company,
of Springfield, Mass.
UNION PRINT SHOPS.,
Printeries That Are Entitled to , Us
the Allied Trades Labet. ,.
Following is a list of the printing
offices In Lincoln that. v are entitled
to the use of the Allied Printing
Trades label, together with the num
ber, of the label used by each shop:
. C. S. Simmons, No. 2.
Freie' Presse, No. 3. - ' :
Jacob North & Co., No. 1.
Woodruff-Collins, No. 4. -i
Graves & Mulligan, No. 5. . '
State Printing Co., No. 6. : ' 1
Star Publishing Co., No. 7. .
Western Newspaper Union, No. 8.
Wood Printing Co.,, No. 9.
George Bros., No. 11. .
McVey Printing Co., No. 12;
Ford Printing Co., No. 16.
VanTine & Young, No. 24. , '
Dairyman Pub. Co., 130 No. I4th.
Graves Printery,' No, 5.
UNION BARBER SHOPS.
Information as to Where You Can Get
Your Work Done Fairly.
Following is a list of the union bar
ber shops of Lincoln, the name and
location being given:. .-.'i
Gus Petro. 1010 O street.
W. A. Jackson, 1001 O street.
W. E. Myers, Capital Hotel.
C. A. Green, 120 North Eleventh.
Geo. Shaffer, Lincoln Hotel.
J. B. Ramer, 1501 O Street. ,
E. A. Snyder, 1206 O Street.
A. L. Stern, 116 South Thirteenth. -
AH our Fancy Suitings, worth
up to 50c, now.'. .39e
All our Fancy 42-inch Suitings,
worth up to $1.00 and $1.26,
now..;... . ...79e
Twenty Pep Cent Discount on
all Wool Dress Good. , '
Twenty Per Cent
On Wool Blankets, Wool and
Fleece Lined Underwear, Tam-O'-Shanters,
Wool Dress Goods, Veil
ings, Bags, Outing and Muslin
Gowns, Wool and Fleece Hosiery,
Outings, Corsets and Silks. , The
above are only a few of the rare
bargains. Come and see before you
In order to close out our com-, . .,
; plete line of Bearskin Cloth
we will make a large cut.
Colors gray and white mixed,
blue land white 'and red; .
worth', up to $3.00, now, per
yard . 1 . ...... t i . .$1.75
One lot of 45-inch Oil Cloth in
dark colors only, to close. . .12'c
One lot of Apron Gingham, fast
colors, these come in checks;
a Gingham that sells at 7c; -,
sale price . . . .5c
v-T, ' '. . " . rtW - ' 'j. ' .' . . . ' ji. . ..... . ..'...'
1 15 pieces of 36-inch L.- L,. TJn-'
. . bleached Muslin, a -Tegular - !
7c, now .6c
'17' pieces -of 86-inch' Bleached.' f -
H. No. 2, same cloth as Hope,
'. sale price .8c
10 pieces of, 9-4 Unbleached' .
Dan River Sheeting, , sale -price.1.
:. .) !'. . . , . ,. .-. . . v. ... ... .21c
Special Discount on all our
, .. Domestics.
One lot of Outing FJannel .
Gowns, come in assorted col
. ors and good full sizes, our .
; regular $1.50 Gown, to close $1.10
A. L. Kemmerer, Lindell Hotel."
Chapman 1 : & Ryan, 127 North,
Twelfth. ' , 1 , '
H. A. Larabee, 922 P Street. . - 1
' Knight and Parmenter, 122' South
Twelfth. .-.' - , -
H. C. Leopold, Fraternity Building.
Frank Malone, Havelock.
E. A. Wood, Havelock.
C. B. Ellis, Havelock. y
Windsor hotel, CV B. Lewis, Pro.
Apex; Barber Shop, J. J. Simpson,'
Prop., 1001 O Street. ' :
J. V. Masully barber shop, 1014 N St. '
Price List of
' 2 Vials 25c.
'Comprise a list of homeo
pathic remedies most commonly
used. Occasions arise when a'
few doses of the proper medicine
: will ward off an attack of! illness.
Our remedies are prepared
from , -1 standard K-.:. Homeopathic
.Tinctures and are of several de
grees of dilution' and trituration
as required, and will be found re-.
liable In every instance. .
We have prepared a Medical
Chart and Index which .. will
prove invaluable. This chart can
be obtained at our store upon ap
plication. ' , ' -. , ,
' . 12th and O Sts. V
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.Havelock car tickets on sale. -
DISEASE8 OF WOMEN
All rectal diseases such as
Piles, Fistulae, Fissure and Rec-.
tal Ulcer treated scientifically'
DR. J. R. HAGGARD, Specialist.
Office, Richards Block. ,
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