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it 's worth something to you to know
that here's a store where the highest standard of quality is the only stand
ard where you can buy in the assurance that every article is the best of
its kind where you are sure of getting the best that your money will
it 's worth something to us to know
that we satisfy our customers and give them big values for their money.
This fact is clearly in evidence in the hats shown by us this spring. Take
for instance, the
Mallory Cravenette Hats priced at three dollars
You can pay more than three dollars and not get the same
measure of style and real value.
Mallory Hats are made of carefully selected fur felt
the dyes used are permanent the workmanship so
thorough that they will hold shape and color, and re
tain their good appearance until worn out then there's
that vastly interesting feature of the Priestly cravenetting
process that renders them waterproof. Come in and we'll
the hat that is most becoming to you.
' (3oob Glotbes flDercbants
Tht "EVER WEAR" Guaranteed Hosiery far Men and Wo
TRYING TO AMALGAMATE.
Woodworkers r-.d Carpenters
ferring to That End.
There was a conference between
representatives ct the Amalgamated
Association of Woodworkers and the
United Brothertood of Carpenters and
Jo-'ners in Chicago on March 15. The
nee ting was held in response to a
special request of the executiv coun
cil of the American Federation of
Labor, and President Samuel Gompers
was in attendance. The object r-t
the conference is to devise a method
04" permanently settling the quarrel
that has been on between the two or
ganisations for years. It is thought
possible that the outcome of the meet
teg will be the merging of the two or
ganisations. Unprejudiced labor men
who are familiar with the squabbles
over questions of jurisdiction between
the carpenters and woodworkers are
of the opinion that the one organisa
tion plan is the only sure cure for the
troubles of the past and present. All
peace compacts and compromises
have failed .to establish friendly work
ing relations, and the whole labor
movement longs to see the end of
Minneapolis May 10, 1909, should send
23 cents to Frank Morrison, 423 G St..
X. V Washington. D. C. and obtain
a copy or the twenty-eighth annual
convention proceedings. Once in pos
session, they should persue carefully
the reports of the various committees,
as well as the subject matter offered
in the form of resolutions, and they
will be better able to perform good
service as committeemen of their own
convention. Delegates can best serve
their constituents by posting them
selves on matters connected with our
movement, hence the suggestion.
Delegates should bear in mind that
our general conventions are not festi
vals of joy, but are constituted for
the purpose of making proper advance
ment it means work."
The Wageworker is in receipt' of a
letter from Jere I Sullivan relative to
the State Federation of Labor meet
ing, and in it Bro. Sullivan pays this
little labor paper a compliment that
is greatly appreciated.
LABOR TEMPLE MATTERS.
Will Be Represented By a Live One at
the Minneapolis Convention.
The fifteenth general convention of
the Hotel and Restaurant Employes
international Alliance and Bartenders
International League will be held in
Minneapolis, beginning May 10. The
Lincoln local will be represented by
a live worker. Charley Benson. The
presence of Benson on the floor of the
convention will mean that they'll all
know that Lincoln is on the map.
Referring to the Minneapolis conven
tion the Mixer and Server, the official
"One of the real handicaps of our
conventions is the lack of actual ex
perience of those appointed on com
tailtees to which may be referred
matters for their review and judg
ment. Novices can learn, and while
we know of no authority, it seems to
lis. that the proceedings of the Amer
ican Federation of Labor is not only
an excellent substitute for a hand-book
on the subject, but is an authority so
far as usage generally followed in
legislative bodies. Delegates-elect to
the fifteenth general convention of
l!m international union, to be held at
Directors Hold First Enthusiastic
Meeting for Several Months.
It is not dead it has only been
Reference is had to the Labor Tent
' Last Monday evening at the labor
commissioner's office the first real
meeting in seven months of the di
rectors was had. Vice-President Cbap
!u presided and there were eight
directors present. It was unanimously
decided to begin where work was
dropped last fall, and proceed at once
o start something.
Secretary Ihringer promised to have
a complete statement ready for the
board at the meeting next Monday
evening, and a committee was ap
ro.'nted to frame up a plan or two
tor further procedure. A committee
wis also appointed to arrange for a
benefit performance if" possible. The
uialter of engaging in a gift enter
prise was also discussed, but no def
inite action was taken.
Every director present was in favor
of going ahead from now on, and using
every effort to enthuse the wage-
earners of Lincoln in the project.
The board will meet next Monday
evening at the labor commissioner's
office, and every Monday evening
thereafter until further notice. ' The
meetings will begin promptly at 7:45.
Pushing Their June Meeting
Division No. 98. Brotherhood of
Locomotive Engineers, is pushing ar
rangements for its big June meeting
with characteristic vigor. It prom
ises to be one of the biggest events
organized labor has ever pulled off
in the great and growing west- The
date of the meeting is June 29 and
20, and enough attractions are offered
to warrant the attendance of every
engineer who can possibly get away
frcm the throttle.
Grand Chief Stone and other grand
officers are expected, and invitations
have been accepted by the following
distinguished men in the labor world:
P. H. Morrisey, president A. R. E.
fe I. A-
W. S. Carter, grand master 15- of L.
F. & E.
A. B. Garretson, president O. R. C
W. G. Lee, grand master B. of R. T.
Mrsl W. A. M unlock, grand president
of G- I. A. to B. of L. E.
The program of entertainment will
be varied enough to please all, and
rothing will be left undone that will
1 jake for the pleasure of the visiting
la'.ies and gentlemen. Special rates
have been secured from the hotels.
The forthcoming issue of the En
gineers' Journal will contain a lot
about the Lincoln meeting, the city in
general, and handsome illustrations of
The following gentlemen constitute
t committee on arrangements for
the big meeting: H. L. Beatty, J. E.
Duffy, J. X. Hyder, W. A. Smith, H.
WSggenjosL Mr. Beatty is chairman
and Mr. Wiggenjost is secretary.
Lood have joined forces with the
Reed administration. .The McNulty
regime seems to be about on its
Work is opening up in good shape.
and the outlook for a splendid season
was never better. '
Business Agent Clifford is putting in
some splendid licks for the organiza
tion. Not only is he lining up new
members every week, but he is suc
ceeding in securing some concessions
all along the line. The local is well
pieased with the work he is accom
Will Make Their District Council
Meeting a Stem Winder.
The district council meeting of the
Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
comprising Iowa and Nebraska, will
ir eet in Lincoln on April 5. It prom
ises to be the largest meeting since
the district was organized. .The local
members are planning to give the
visitors a bully time between sessions.
President Betz, who lives in Lincoln,
assures The Wageworker the meeting
vill be large and profitable. The Lin
coln local will be represented by W.
Since last report three or four of
the largest locals of the entire Brotber-
Another Open Meeting but Speaker
Expected Did Not Appear.
The carpenters held another open
meeting last. Monday evening, and
although disappointed in the failure of
the advertised speaker to appear, the
meeting was a success just the same.
Senator King of Osceola had been
billed for an address, but owing to the
press of legislative duties he was un
aDie 10 be present- However C. H.
Chase and T. J. Kelsey filled in the
time very acceptably.
General Kelsey talked along general
lcbor lines and Mr. Chase read s
paper written by Frank K. Foster
Both gentlemen were listened to with
The carpenters have kindly given
their hall for two meeting f tiii
central body's committee, and also for
the primary election next Monday
The fact that No. 1055 has fallen
off in membership must not be taken
as an indication that the local is los
ing ground. The ninety members who
are still faithful .more than make up
by their enthusiasm and loyalty for
any decrease in numbers.
Work is reported fair and is" grow-
ins better as the season advances.
the indications for a rush of work
during the coming season were never
MEXICAN MINERS STRIKE.
...iners of Pachuca. Mexico, have
gone on strike because the kind
hearted operators wanted them to
work 12 hours a . day for the same
money that they received for 10 hours.
Of course the operators immediately
called for troops and Diaz will sooa
give another illustration of strike-
For Union Workers
Important Happenings in
Indastxiaf Circles in This
Country and Europe $ 9
Buffalo, N. T. At the Buffalo plant
pf the Lackawanna Steel Company,
one of the largest of the independent
steel concerns, notices were posted of
ji reduction from top to bottom, affect
ing several thousand men. The reduc
tion extends from unskilled labor 10
the highest grade of workmen and
o the office force, in the highest
Trades amounting to a straight cut of
Jen per cent. Laborers have been
working on an hourly scale ranging
from 12 to 17 cents, and nnder the
new schedule all are nut on a flat
rate of 12 cents. This was the first
announcement of wage reduction since
Che heavy cutting of the price of fin
ished steel the week before. When
.President Clarke gave out the state
ment of these reductions from the
headquarters at New York, be said
they would not affect the policy of
maintaining steel rails at $21 a ton. as
he did not see how they could be made
at a profit any cheaper. Reductions
by other steel companies were expect
ed to follow.
Wilkesbarre, Pa. It is said that
.even should the coal operators refuse
to grant any of the anthracite mine
workers demands there will be no
strike until next fan. Men close to
the union leaders say the miners would
not risk a strike at the threshold of
summer, especially tn view of the fact
that the operators nave 10.000,090 or
12.000.000 tons of coal on hand.- At
the national convention in January it
was generally understood to be the
sense of the scale committee, com
posed of 25 district presidents, that
there should be no suspension of min
ing, such as there was three years
ago, wnether a new agreement was
reached or not.
New York. AD the locals of the
Bricklayers and Masons Interna
tional union have been warned by its
international officers against ordering
any strikes without the sanction of
the executive board of the Interna
tional union and before any action Is
taken looking toward a strike the
board must be notified so that the ex
ecutive officers may have an opportu
nity of trying to effect a settlement
without a strike. A member of the lo
cal executive board of the bricklayers'
Anions said that any local disobeying
"this rule will be disciplined.
Houston, Tex. A final conference
Jooking to an adjustment of the, differe
nces of the Southern Pacific railway
ind the conductors of the Atlantic sys
tem of the road was heard by the
.grievance committee of the Order of
'Railway Conductors and Vice-Presi
dent Fay of the road. It is learned.
however, that whatever may be the
"result of the conference no strike will
he called, the recent poll of the con
ductors employed on the road failing
to show a majority or two-thirds favor
ing a strike if necessary.
New York. The Eastern Pig Iron
association, which is made np of the
leading iron producers of the east, has
practically agreed to reduce the wages
of its workmen ten per cent. Similar
reductions, it is said, will be made
-later on the part of all blast funaces
in the country and between 50,000 and
.75.000 men will be affected.
- Minneapolis. A movement is under
way for the organization of a pipe
.trades council. A special committee
of four has been appointed by the
.Plumbers' and Steamfitters" unions.
and similar committees will be ap
pointed as soon as practicable by the
other trades interested
Brockton. Mass. The factories of
the W. L. Douglas Shoe Company re
sumed full activity with the return of
.the 425 stitchers who had been on
-strike since March 1, causing the en
forced idleness of about 1.650 oper
atives. At a conference between the
strikers and their employers an agree
ment was reached, but the terms were
pot made public
Hazleton, Pa. The nnion painters
presented their demands for the en
suing year to their employers. The
principal demand is for an increase in
wages from 30 to 33 cents an hour
beginning April 1. It is claimed by the
master painters that they do not see
ihow they can grant this, because of
competition from outside towns, where
the scale is lower than here.
Beverly, Mass. The plant of the
United Shoe Machinery Company In
this city has started on full time. For
about a year the plant has been run
ning nine hours a day and an hour a
.day will be added. About 2,600 hands
Roanoke, Vs. J. H. Taylor and W.
;E. Howery announce that they will at
once erect a roller mill here witn
capacity of 150 barrels of flour a day.
Milwaukee. Representatives of the
-Milwaukee Brewers association and
employes of Milwaukee breweries in
conference agreed on a three years'
wage scale. Employes wPl receive an
increase from 50 cents to one dollar
a week, depending upon the class o!
work. The increase is about one-half
the amount demanded by the work
ers. The agreement affects about
Cincinnati. starting with a mem
bership of more than 100, the Tailors
and Cleaners' Protective association of
? this city and vicinity was launched
. j recently.
Chicago. Five hundred iron ship
builders and boilermakers emaioyed
by the Chicago Shipbuilding Company,
South Chicago, went oat oa a strike -against
a tea per eeac est fat nz.
The entire shipyard was tied sa by
the strike. The average wage paid ,
tbe men is $2-50 and $3 a day for sin
hours. SupC J. EL Timnt left Barried
ly for Cleveland. It was rumored: that
he win confer with the aaiaoot cf
tbe company's yard there about seal
ing strike breakers to Chicago to take
the places of the m cm strike-. AH
of the strikers are members of the
Boilermakers and Iroa Shipfeaeders
nnk The walkoet was preeipfeated
when the company posted a notice an
nouncing tbe wage Aedactioa. No rea
son was given for the cat.
Boston. Mass. The Associated Hat
Manufacturers, declaring that Laatsca
& Hubbard, mannfaetarers of this
city who recently reorganized aad es
tablished a anion factory, are oper
ating to the injury of the uaaaaxaes
urers. organization, brought soft fa
the United States cUcuit court to re
strain the I-amsom tc Hubbard con
cern from using the oaioa label. The
firm of Lamsoa & Hubbard, incorpor
ated, a member of the manafactarers"
body, was one of the companies affeet
ed by the hatters general strike. Two
weeks ago tbe corporation west cat
of existence, transferred its basfsen
to the Lamsoa 4b Hubbard Company
of Mainev withdrew from the national
association and took back its met est
the union basis.
Pittsburg. Pa. Tbe cancellation erf
th continuous working agreement by
the employers with the Amalgamated
workmen, notice of which has already
been given, is takes by workmen ta
the great Pittsburg district to mesa,
a cut in wages, beginning July 1. There
was an important meeting of the AaaJ
gamated people at tbe headquarters,
and after it was ever President P. J.
McArdle of the Amalgamated associa
tion said: I dont think the opera
tors will ask us to accept any redac
tion of wages before Jaly 1, tat it
seems that they are determined to do
Berlin, Germany. Is Germany fa
1900 only oae unioa had over SjOOO
women members, femr uaJoo had over
2,000, bat less than MOO. 1
had less than 2,000, and 27.000 1
had no women members. In 199. the
anions of factory workers, metal work
ers, tobacco workers and textile
ers included over 10.000 wo
bers each, three other waioas had over
5.0OO. bat less thaa 10.000, six onions
had over 2.000, bat less thaa M0. and
23 onions had less thaa 2.000 women
members; the remaining 27 anions
consisted exclusively of met.
Stockholm, Sweden. The Fritters"
Trade union in Swedea has arranged
a new tariff agreement, which extends
to all towns la the coon try, aad will
be in force for five years. It settles
for that period the wages and work
ing rules for the compositors, mackiee
managers, printers' assistants, both
male and female, and apprentices. As
compared with the o!d general tariff,
which ran out on December 31 last,
there are Increases la wages averag
ing 10 per cent.
Carson City. Ner. Gov. Dickinson
has called a conference of tbe labor
organizations of tbe state to ask their
advice and suggestions in regard to a '
number of important bills affecting la
bor that may be acted upon- by the leg
islature. Reading, Pa. F. C. Scohak. presi
dent of the Reading Iroa Compaay, Is
sued a statement in which he said
that there has been a great deettse la
the price of tbe various products man
ufactured by the compaay. Owing to
this condition he announced a redac
tion in wages in the different depart
ments of from to IS per cent. The
puddling basis will be at tbe rale of
$3.75 per ton. Tbe former rate was
$4.50 a ton.
Stockholm, Sweden. The gov em
inent has ordered a general censas of
the unemployed, la which local author
ities, labor bureaus and trades-wnioa
officials will co-operate. The state of
trade is very bad just now in the larg
er towns like Stockholm. Jfaimo.
Gothenburg, etc Most anions have
more than ten per cent of the mem
Chicago. Semi official announce
ment is made that the S. St &. Com
pany will shortly construct one of the
largest and best equipped psckinar
houses and canneries in the country.
It will be located somewhere ia the
rapidly developing southwest, either
Oklahoma or Texas, but the point ha
not yet been selected.
Philadelphia. A proposition to es
tablish a death benefit fund of $30 ia
the Coopers International union, re
cently submitted to the subordinate
unions for referendum vote, has beea
carried by a vote of 1.152 to 1.W1. The
general executive board is prepartnx
rules to gotert the distribution cf
Washingt-m. Should the plans of
the United Association of Journeymen
Plumbers, Gas and Steam Fitters suc
ceed, these industries win all be tc
der one head, thus making the anioa
one of tbe largest belonging to tbe
American Federation of Labor.
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