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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (June 12, 1909)
SUMMER FUHNITUEE I -
Just think of the comfort and enjoyment gained by furnishing the porch! Get a
Swing, two or three Rockers, a Grass Rug. Reading Table and Footstool and then keep
-out the hot sun by using our New Soft Wood Porch Shades. You will not only keep
cool and comfortable, but the benefit of the outdoor air on the health will repay maf?
times over the cost of furnishing the porch.
AC!few Venetian Porch Shades
Why not come in tomorrow and see how reasonable we can sell you these things? .
No other shade so durable, so cool, or that rolls up so neatly. ,
Be sure to get the genuine VENETIAN.
4 feet wide, 8 feet long ..$2.25 I 8 feet wide, 8 feet long $3.50
6 feet wide, 8 feet long $3.00 10 feet wide, 8 feet long $5.00
A Better Swing
The cut shows one of Lambert's Arts and Crafts Porch
Swings. Made entirely by hand, of solid quartered oak
and in most approved Dutch design. Price in 6-foot length
with cushion, pillows and hand-wrought chains $45.00
We carry a very good line of Oak Swings at $6.50 to $15
Inets &ew& Steps
A WORD WITH LINCOIJr MEKCHAHTS
lax. Merchant, even though yon malce a slightly better proCt
on the trust made cigars you handle than on the Lincoln made
cigars, do you realize that in the long nm yon lose money?
Of course you want to know why we say ri
In the first place,' the money you pay for the trust made cigars
goes out of Lincoln, never to return. Secondly, every faif job
sell a trust made cigar you do that much towards depriving some
Lincoln man of a job.
There are about thirty dgarmakers in Tnin If -ma trashed
Lincoln made cigars in preference to trust made cigars, it would
not be long until there would be 150 to 200 dgarmaken in Lot.
coin. Two hundred cigarmakers working fall time in Lincoln would
mean an increase of $3,000 a week in the pay roll, and that would
mean $3,000 a week more spent with you. The poorly paid work
man in the trust and tenement factories of the east never trade a
penny's worth with you.
If 75 per cent of the cigars consumed in Lincoln were made in
Lincoln, every line of business would feel beneficial results. Why?
Because it would put from $2,500 to $3,000 a week into the business
channels of the city.
Think this over. Exercise both your eommonsensa. your busi
ness sense and your local pride and patriotism. Get those Lincoln
made cigars from under your counter and put them in the con
spicuous places in your cigar cases. TTt4 of t.g a. local
patriot hunt for Lincoln made cigars, make the fancier of coolie-
made and sweat shop cigars do the hunting. Keep as much Lincoln
money in Lincoln as possible. Build up your own business by in
creasing tne numoer oi Lincoln wage-earners who do - business
A Short Session Transacts a Lot of
Important Union Business.
The Typographical Union met last
Sunday and performed a lot of impor
tant business in about two-thirds the
time ordinarily consumed.
The first business was to revert
back, to a matter of a month ago and
undo something. The election of Mr.
Ford to the presidency to fill a vacan
cy was declared void by reason of be
ing in conflict1 with the fundamental
law. and Vice President Peat was
made president. This was done with
Mr. Ford's acquiescence. Mr. Peat
will serve as chief executive until the
The ball committee reported the col
lection of Jt from the sale of tickets
and the money was Immediately
turned over to the Auxiliary with
the compliments of the union. Two
new members were admitted by bal
lot and one was obligated. President
elect Blnganusa and Delegate-elect
Locker passed around union-made ci
gars, which were enjoyed. . The scale
committee presented a comprehensive
report, which was adopted and the
committee discharged with the thanks
of the union a standing vote. The
memorial committee reported and was
discharged. A resolution of thanks
was adopted and ordered sent to Mr.
C D. Traphagen of the Journal. Rev.
H. 11. Harmon, pastor of the First
Christian church, and George Locker.
for their kindly services on Memorial
A coirection was taken up for the
striking hatters, and the sum of SS.30
was secured. The secretary-treasurer
has already forwarded it to the proper
THE ELECTRICAL WORKERS.
Omaha Inside Men on the Outside, De
manding Increassd Wages.
"We Insist upon running our own
business to suit ourselves."
Of course you've heard that before.
It Is always the statement of employ
ers who are opposed to union labor.
But as a general proposition these em
ployers lie In their throats when they
make the assertion. Up In Omaha
there are a lot of employers like that.
They claim they want to run their
business to suit themselves, and then
let the Business Men's Association
the union busting clan do it for
them. That's the way things are
going la the matter of the demand
made bhe inside men of the Elec
trical Workers' Union for an Increased
wage." "Well run our own. business
but we'll have to submit this de-i
mand tor an Increase to our associa
tion. TouH have to see C C Mont
gomery." Who Is Montgomery? Oh, he's a
lawyer. He doesn't employ anybody.
He lust acta as secretary ot the union
busters for a salary. See Montgom
ery he's handling the business of the
employers who insist that . they are
Ico inn to handle their , business them
selves. Funny stunt, isn't it?
Between fifty and sixty inside elec
trical workers and fixture men ot Om
aha refused to work for contractors
after Monday 'morning until a new
scale Is agreed upon, which will give
the Journeymen 50 cents per hour in
stead of 37 Vi cents, which is provided
in an old scale made up years ago,
according to the workers.
R E. Parren of the electrical work
ers, authorized tne statement uai
most of the journeymen are now get
ting more than 37 "6 cents per hour.
though that is the old scale. He says
the workers only want it made uni
form and the 50 cents per hour paid
to the journeymen who can keep up
their end of the job.
At most, the new scale would make
oaly $ per day for the journeymen.
as they work but eight Tiours. Some
of them are now getting $1, and others
are working along from S3.25 to $3.75.
No advance is asked for the helpers.
Outside wiremen are not affected. 1
the present trouble being confined to
those who do wiring inside and put in
fixtures. The Electric Light and Pow
er company and the street railway
company and outside work of the tel
ephone companies is not affected.
Mr. Parren claims many non-union
men joined the strikers Monday and
agreed that the scale should be set
at 50 cents per hour.
The Electrical club, composed of
contractors and fixture houses, has
turned the question over to the Busi
ness Men's association and all in
quiries are referred to C. C. Mont
gomery, the secretary of the associa
Several contractors are said to have
agreed to pay the 50 cents an hour
straightway departed for the canine
hereafter. It was a valuable dog. too.
If only it could have talked it could
have told strange tales of predatory
hunting trips at times when "Doc"
might nave been at church. There is
an atmosphere of gloom about the
Journal electrotyping department. "
CENTRAL LABOR UNION.
Bunch of Lively Ones Making Things
Move on Union Lines.
The unionists of Fremont seem
worthy of mention among the "Live
Ones." all right. They are getting
ready to launch a labor paper, backed
by solid union support. They have a
live central body with eight unions
represented, all of whom have elected
delegates to the State Federation of
Labor meeting. They announce, too,
that they are going after the 1910
meeting of the Federation.
Already the Fremont unionists have
begun preparations for the proper ob
servance of Labor Day. They will
have a big parade, a union labor ex
hibit and a trades display that prom
ises to be something worth going miles
to see. New life has been injected
into every union in the city, and from
now on there promises to be "doings'
In the capital ot Dodge county.
Col. A. H. VanWle of the Fremont
Typographical Union was in Lincoln
last Tuesday, looking after some busi
ness pertaining to the work in that
city. He Is enthusiastic over the out
look. He says the new labor paper
will be managed by a committee elect
ed for the purpose, and that it already
has subscriptions and advertising
contracts enough to insure the pay
ment of the expenses ot publication.
A couple ot new unions will be char
tered before we celebrate the victory
our great grandfathers won over the
British, and the old unions will be
strengthened in the meantime.
Lively Session That Got Through in
Record Breaking Time.
Tuesday evening and managed to get
through the regular order of busi
ness earlier than usual. And at that
it enjoyed some good talks and got
away with a lot of business. All trades
reported good with the exception of
the bartenders and gloveworkers.
Rev. S. Z. Batten and Rev. W. H.
Zenor, delegates from the ministerial
association, were present, and both
favored the assembly with short and
forceful talks. S. D. Smith, of Have
lock, appeared with credentials from
the Blacksmiths' Union. - The Machin
ists also appeared in the person of
two newly . lected delegates.
The matter of a "labor headquar
ters"' was discussed, but no action
taken, the central body deeming it
advisable to await the action of a
committee now working with, that
end in view. However, a committee
of five was appointed to act jointly
with committees from other organi
zations in an effort to improve social
conditions. The committee consists
of Messrs. Kelsey, Chase, Woelhoff,
Weckesser and Maupin.
' The next regular meeting night
falling on the second night of the
State Federation of Labor convention,
it was decided to take a recess until
Saturday evening. June 19 at which
time the central body will meet at the
office of the labor commissioner at
the state house.
Attention was called to the oppor
tunity to organize the laundry work
ers through the medium of the new
laundry company about to start up in
business. The organization of the
street railway men was discussed, but
no action was taken. The discussion
at time waxed a little warm on this
The Ministerial Union now has three
delegates to the central body. Rev. Mr.
Batten, of the First Baptist church;
Rev. Mr. Roach, of St. Paul's M. E.
church; Rev. Mr. Zenor, of the East
Side Christian church.
A committee was appointed to start
something looking toward a proper
observance cf Labor Day. The secre
tary was instructed to ask all affiliated
unions to select members of a gener
al Labor Day committee to take up
the matter and push it along.
see an organization of workingmen, a
strong brotherhood, or union, advertis
ing as one of its prizes a "Five Dollar
Stetson Hat" Of all the "scab" hats
on the market, the Stetson is the
"scabbiest, It never was union; the
claim that it pays the highest wages
of any hat firm in the United States
is a barefaced falsehood, and it em
ploys more child workers than any
other hat firm of its class in the coun
While the United Hatters of North
America were making a life and death
struggle to preserve their union, it
doesn't look good to see an organiza
tion of workingmen offering a "scab"
hat as a prize in a contest.
Some Bits of News Gathered
There and Everywhere.
Mrs. Ira Stevens has been visiting
relatives and friends in Iowa for
Col. Burkhard has gone to Beatrice
and will operate a "Merg in the MiH-burn-Scott
Charley Keifer, superintendent of
the Journal job rooms, has been seri
ously in for two weeks.
C. C. Pershing has drawn his Typo
graphical Union card and hiked off
for Ducky Holmes bailiwick.
' Col. Bogart of Fremont has moved
his family to Lincoln and is now em
ployed in the Journal job rooms.
Hear Raymond Robins at the First
Christian church, Tuesday evening,
June 22. Everybody welcome. Ad
The "Church at Work, the organ
"Doc" Cronley is in sackcloth, and
ashes, and mourns as one without com
fort. Last Sunday his favorite dog
turned up his toes and died, and
Officers of Typographical Union No.
6, of New York, were found guilty of
contempt for violation of an injunc
tion order obtained by the Typotheate.
McCormick, Geo. W. Jackson and Vin
cent J. Costello were fined S250 each
and twenty days imprisonment, and
Wm. J. S. Andersen and Thomas Ben
nett were fined $100 each and no imprisonment.
commissioner's office ia the state
boose on Saturday evening. June I.
This win taxe the place of the regu
lar meeting, which would coo3.t witii
the meeting of the State Federation.
A HOT ONE.
Rev. William J. Long, woom Theo
dore Roosevelt once denounced as a
"nature faker," bat who aerer shot a
flying Spaniard in the back or killed
an inoffensive creature "tor iport."
justly characterizes Bwasa Tomto'i
African performances as "atrodotu
and brutalizing," especially in it in
fluence upon American boys. Does
Mr. Long know that this U designed
ly so? That the man who wooJ4 "save"
the country from socialism wants the
young men. who axe not afraid to shoot
their fellow men? New York Daily
OBJECT TO TIGHTS.
of the First Christian church of Lin-
coin, bears the label of the Allied That Is. on the Outside of the Place of
Printing Trades. Exhibition.
Will Norton, formerly of Lincoln, Show girls employed at the CfeSea
has' been elected city clerk of Ham- go amusement parks about 4W of
boldt, Neb. He is making a success I them threaten to strike against baCy
of his weekly paper, the Humboldt hooing in tights, especially pink tight.
Standard. j "Bally hooing?" Oh that means staad-
The city authorities can not get j ing out in front of a show in costume
the rock pile Into operation any too to help the "spieler" draw a enrwi.
soon. And here's hoping that every
wife beater gets not less than ninety
days and no umbrella.
O. M. Pine is off on his" summer
vacation. He hung up his apron on
a nail in the North job shop Tuesday
evening and hiked for the rustic
shades of York, where he win dodge
work as long as he can.
the central Labor t mon win hold j Retail clerks and laundry wor&ers
an adjourned meeting at . the labor have formed anions in Pueblo, Coto.
The girls presented their grievances
to a special meeting of the. Actors
Protective Union. They said that they
did not object to the tights inside tie
show, but standing ia tights outsider,
before a crowd of deadheads, especial
ly pink tights was not a legitimate
part of the profession.
HOW ABOUT IT?
"Scab" Hat Offered as Prize in Con
test by Union Organization.
The Brotherhood of Locomotive En
gineers, Division So. 98. will have a
field meet during the "rally" in this
city the latter part of June. This is
only one of many entertainment fea
tures planned by- this organization.
The rally will be the greatest ever
held in the west.
But it does look a little strange to
PROBABLY MEYER BEFORE in Lincoln haa such a, united
effort been made by any store to fcaeue their trade in all
departments as is now, being made here by the various depart
ment managers, trying to excel each other in point of increaae
of sales as compared with corresponding month last year.
The Big Competitive Wash Goods Sale
New Wash Goods, worth to 10c ;
for, per yard 6c
New Wash Goods, worth to l'lyc;
for, per yard
New "Wash Goods, worth to 20e;
for, per yard. ................ ....... 124
New "Wash Goods, worth to 30e;
for, per yard. ................ .........15e
New Wash Goods, worth to 15e;
for, per yard
New "Wash Goods, worth to 60c ;
for, per yard ...............
Special values are Crepe Plisse, worth to 18c; for, per yard.... ..............10e
29c Poplins and Anderson Ginghams; at, per yard ....'.19c
Many other speeial values in Dress Goods and Wash Goods are being offered nnadvertised.
Choose now while assortments are unbroken.
Other Interesting Sales Now On
The Furniture, Shoes and Millinery are having extra inducements this week. --
The sale of Geo. Borgefeldt's Sample China in the Basement offers an opportunity to pur
chase wedding gifts at little cost.
The Book Department is making a large showing of Books suitable for graduating- presents.
is increasing fast in use- for lighting and cooking. We are carrying a large Tariety of denatured
alcohol stoves; ranging from f.o(i down to -oc.
per quart, 15c- ,
Denatured alcohol on sale at, per gallon, 60e;
THE DAYLIGHT STORE
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