The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-????, June 19, 1909, Image 2
General Mention w B TO UY Cloakroom Waist Sale Right here! Why? Because we give you very great values for your money. Because you can find what you want here. Because satisfaction goes with every purchase. Be cause the latest styles in everything we carry may be had here at all times. Be cause a quarter of a century in treating people right ought to be sufficient assurance to you that we will treat you right. We want your business. Notice below our special values for this week. Come in early. In the Dry Goods Dept 15c BELTS ; TYe have 3 dozen Elastic Belts, colors navy, brown and black. These we wish to close, special ". .15c SHEETS. SHEETS. Six day Sheet Sale. These are of a food grade of Mus lin. Boy now. 30 dozen Bleached Hemmed Sheets, size 9x4, a good full size and made of a good grade of Muslin, worth 50c, special to close 35c 23 dozen Bleached Hemmed Sheets. 72x90. a full size, will fit any double bed, made of extra good Muslin, a rare bargain at 60c, special 47c 10 Per Cent Discount on all Bleached Muslin Pillow Cases ' " HAMMOCKS We carry a very nice line of Hammocks. Buy now . while the line is complete. Prices from $1.00 up to $4.50 EMBROIDERY 8 pieces of 27-inch Embroidery Flouncing, a-very deep hem of embroidery, regular $1.00, to close 68c LADIES' SUMMER UNDERWEAR We have just what you want in the Knit Underwear, Vests, Drawers and Union Suits, worth from 10c to 75c PARASOLS We have a full line of Children's and Ladies' Fancy and Plain Parasols. Silks, Satins and Lawns. Children's, worth from 15c to $1.00 Ladies', worth from $1.00 to $5.00 41-2c CHOICE CALICO 4 l-2c One lot of American Prints, the very best grade; only short lengths; colors blue, red, white and black; special this week 44sc Here is an offer which is worth" investigation and talk about. It is the strongest value giving of this season on modish and well made Waists. Entire line of Taffeta Silk, Messaline, Japanese Silk and Silk lined Lace Waists of our regular $4.95 values. There are 150 garments of assorted colors to choose from. Sale price $2.95 Ouf Line of Waists at ,98c Consists of the best $1.50 values obtainable m the market: The cool Dutch necks, the dainty tailored effects andvariety of new styles. A Waists Selling at $1.95 Are beaut if ullv Val Lace Inserting finished White Lin gerie and good values at $2.95. There is also a few Taffeta Silk Waists of $3.95 values in this lot. SKIRTS Just received a shipment of fine Chiffon Panamas, $6.75 values, any color, choice - - - jrjj,? $7.95 and $7.50 values, any color, choice j-iK $3.95 values, any color, choice $T50 and $11.50 values, any color, choice $8.95 All White Mohair Skirts at One-Half Price All Taffeta Silk Skirts at One-Half Price White Linene Skirts, $1.50 values, only $fj White Linene Skirts. $3.50 values, only - -$2.50 A COAT for traveling and all around wear, handsome in appearance aud durable, is the Kuberized Silk Coat. Extra special offer, $13.50 values, only : $9-95 Men's Oxfords at a & Special Discount yl 1 his wees Men's Patent Colt Blucher Ox fords, pike toe, sizes 6 to 9Vo; $5.00 value $3.95 Men's Tan, Wine and Patent Leather Oxfords; this sea son's styles A to E widths; sizes 6 to 11; $4.00 values; this week for $3.59 $3.50 values, this week for $3.15 Women's Oxfords Your choice of all $3.50 Oxfords; pumps, ties; black, ten and wine; all regular lines; sale price this week ...... $3.15 Special discount on all Ladies' $3.00 Oxfords and Slip pers this week. Buy now. TABLE ODL CLOTH 10 pieces of 45-inch Table Oil Cloth in dark colors only, all good staple patterns, while it lasts 13y2c 917-921 O St. OPPOSITE CITY HALL POSTAL CABDS We have put in a large line of Postal Cards, just to accommodate our patrons, views of Lincoln, each lc Brief Items of News Picked Up Here and Tfcere The Georgia locomotive firemen who struck against the policy of em ploying negro firemen have won. The railroads are now operating trains again, but with white firemen. For nine days railroad traffic was at a standstill, and not a single act of violence was reported. Six hundred lumber workers in the neighborhood of McCloud, Califs are on strike. Troops have been called out, ostensibly to preserve or der, but in reality to break the strike. The international executive board of the Piano and Organ Workers" Union has decided that it is within the powers of the affiliated locals to of P.ttsbarg. Pa., have just succeeded in securing an agreement with all the proprietors in the city for an eight-hour day, which win go into effect July 1. The union carpenters of Dallas. Tex, propose to inaugurate the Sat urday half holiday. The membership of the United Mine Workers is now 303,004 in good taint ing, the largest number in the organi zation throughout its history. The gain during the past year was 2S.. Governor Harmon of Ohio has ap pointed Charles Wirmel of Cincinnati to the office of labor commissioner. Mr. Wirmel is an active member of assess their members as high as 10 i0" Engineers' Union. cents a week to aid the striking hatters. The seventh convention of the Woman's International Union Labor League will be held in Louisville, Ky., June 15. A strong union of hod carriers and building laborers has been organized in Erie, Pa. Painters and Decorators have signed closed shop agreements with nine firms in Erie, Pa. . Seventy-seven members were in itiated in the Pittsburg Bookbinders Union during May. The general offices of the Brother hood of Carpenters and Joiners at Indianapolis is now situated in an up-to-date fireproof building just erected by that organization. The Order of Railway Telegraphers has purchased the southwest corner i have come across. of- Eighth and Walnut streets, in St. j The supreme court of Xew York Louis, for $300,000, and will expend ! has upheld the constitutionality of auouier tou.uuv in me construction the law reouirinz railroad mrmn- President Lee M Hart says the prospects of organizing the moving picture theater branch of the theat rical and amusement industry are good. Xew unions were recently formed in California. Ohio and Kentucky. After two years strike, painters in Edwardsville, Mo won their de mands. Carpenters in Pittsfield. Mass.. se cured Saturday half holiday wit hoot a strike. Slate and tile roofers have organized. The street car men in Benton Har bor, Mich., are kept awake trying to End ways and means of spending that 17 cents an hour which is generously doled out to them. 5 Jewish carpenters is Brooklyn, who are on strike for an increase of wages from ?4 to $4.30 a day, are winning tout. Over half of the contractors of a club house and headquarters for the order. Fourteen striking brickyard em ployes in a town in Xew York state were arrested for parading. Prob ably they will be charged with violat ing the liberty of United States citizenship. The Sheet Metal Workers' Union A WORD WITH LINCOLN MERCHANTS Mr. Merchant, evert though you make a slightly better profit on the trust made cigars you handle than on the Lincoln made cigars, do yon realize that in the long run you lose money? Of course you want to know why we say this. In the first place, the money you pay for the trust made cigars goes out of Lincoln, never to return. Secondly, every time you sell a trust made cigar you do that much towards depriving some Lincoln man of a job. There are about thirty cigarmakers in Lincoln. If you pushed Lincoln made cigars in preference to trust made cigars, it would not he long until there would be 150 to 200 cigarmakers in Lin coln. Two hundred cigarmakers working full 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 commonsense, your busi ness sense and your local pride and patriotism. Get those Lincoln ' made cigars from under ycur counter and put them in the con spicuous places in your cigar cases. Instead of rnairingr 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 the number of Lincoln wage-earners who do business4 with you. GOOD ONE ON GOMPERS. A Lessened Lumber Output. ' I Washington The lumber production in the United States was less in the calendar year, 1908. than in the pre ceding year, according to a report is sued by the census bureau. The de crease amounted to 17.3 per cent, or from 40.256,154,000 to 33,289,369,000 feet. While practically every section of the country shared in the decrease. It was most marked in the centers of heaviest production, that is on the Pacific coast, and in certain parts of the yellow pine belt. Explorer Shackleton Rewarded. London Lieutenant Ernest Shackle ton, the explorer, who managed to get within 110 miles of the south pole on his recent Antarctic exploration trip and who arrived here Monday, found in his mail a letter from Wash ington stating that he had been awarded the Hubbard gold medal for his work. The lieutenant is highly de lighted with this recognition of his work as an explorer. Why the Labor Leader Did Not Be come a Pulpit Orator. At a recent meeting of the Chicago Federation of Labor, "Big. Bill" Mahon, president of the Amalgamated Associa tion of Street and Electric Railway Employes, told a story of how Samuel Gompers first entered the labor move ment. Mr. Gompers. who was present at the meeting and heard the story, said its chief merit lay in the fact that it was not true, but it wasn't bad. even if untrue. This is about the way .Mahon told the story: , , You all have heard of Brother Gompers, but probably some of you have not heard the reason why he took up the profession of a labor agi tator. He originally was intended for the ministry. I wiil not say what de nomination he belonged to, as that is one of the forbidden subjects in our labor organizations. Anyway, he was an assistant minister in a certain I church, and he was called on one day to officiate at a christening. Young Gompers was ambitious and deter mined to outdo the old minister. He believed this was his opportunity to display his wonderful oratorical pow ers. Taking the infant in his arms, young Gompers said: 'My friends, we are gathered here to witness a most interesting and important ceremony. Who knows what this child is destined to become? Who knows but he may yet sit in our legislative halls in Con gress? Who knows but he may yet become a United ' States ' Senator and have his name written on the pages of history as one of the world's great est statesmen? Aye, my friends, who knows but he may yet have conferred on him the highest honor in the gift of the people of this great country of ours and wear upon his brows the civic wreath of the chief executive of our republic? "Turning to the godmother of the child, young Gompers whispered: 'What did you say you wanted the child named?' " 'Mary Ann," came the whispered response. "That," said Mahon, "is how Gom pers missed his cue as a minister and became a labor agitator." Uncle Sam to Keep Eye on Hawaii. Washington, D. C. Although the state department has received no offi cial information regarding the Jap anese in the Hawaiian islands, it is probable that a request will be made on the department of the interior for a report from the governor of the island about the incident. If it is made a diplomatic affair, the state de partment will depend on the depart ment of the interior for the govern ment's presentation of the case. Xo statement has been received from the Japanese foreign office. Proclaim New Sultan in Morocco. Pans Mulai El Kebir, younger brother of Sultan Mulai Hafid, has been proclaimed sultan of Morocco by the tribes among whom he has been a refugee for many months, according to dispatches from Tangier and Fez. The adherents of El Kebir are organ izing a formidable army the dispatches say, and will start a campaign against Mulai Hafid. Since the overthrow of the former Sultan Abdul Asiz by Mulai Hafid last year, certain tribes men have been clamoring for El Kebir to claim the throne, declaring he is the rightful successor. J. J. Skow has sold his farm of 160 acres south of Beatrice to W. S. Mc Hugh of Clay Center, a former resi dent of Gage county. The considera tion was $125 an acre, or $20,000. tions to pay their employes twice a month. The forty-four hoar week was car ried by a majority vote on the Print ers' Wage Board in Melbourne, Aus tralia, recently, the chairman voting with the employes' representatives, wherenpom the master printers re signed from the board. CONCERNING MADDEN. How Organized Labor Views Convic tion of Crooked Leader. We are pleased to note the con viction of the infamous grafter known "Skinny" Madden, of Chicago, who was proven to have exorted si, 000 from a builder as a fee for adjusting some labor difficulty in connection with the man's business. Madden hold ing himself out as an authorized rep resentative of organized labor for the purpose. While it is generally sup posed that this man, who has been guilty of numerous blackmailing and extortion schemes in this way, is con nected with organized labor and one of its chosen and trusted officials, such is positively not the case. He is business agent of the Junior Steam fitters' union of Chicago, an organiza tion unknown outside of that city and not affiliated with organized labor in any way whatever, not being repre sented in any legitimate governing la bor organization in the city, state or nation. It is simply a band of credu lous workmen controlled by a gang of conscienceless grafters and plunderers for their own exclusive profit- Madden is at the head of this gang and has reaped a rich harvest ou of the sim plicity and subserviency of the mem bers of the so-called union. He has lived in luxury, enjoying every high priced pleasure, and all the while us ing his every opportunity to foster his graft and keep up his show of stateliness and wealth. His conduct has brought reproach on the labor movement, but the censure is wholly unjust and unfounded, for he has had nothing whatever to do with real la bor organizations. Minnesota Union Advocate. Pa 276. Pueblo. Colo, is seventh in the list with a rate of 269.3. AliO gether there are more than a score of small cities, half of them is Penn sylvania, the rest in Xew Jersey. Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, Indi ana and Maryland, in which the death rate by 'Tiolence exceeds the highest rate in any large city. The "highest rate for a large city, ISO per 100,000, is found in Pittsburg If to this be added the death rate from typhoid fever and other prevent' able diseases, Pittsbnrg may be deemed fairly entitled to such glory as may attach to the fact that human life is held cheaper within its boun daries than in any other civilized community. The total number of deaths- by violence in 190$ and the rate per 100,000 inhabitants front that cause in seventeen of the larger cities are set forth in the following table: Total Deaths. 71 OUR AWFUL DEATH RATE. Annual Slaughter in American Indus trial Institutions Appalling. One of the curious things about the story of death by violence, ac cording to the Technical World Mag azine, is that human life is cheapest, not in the large cities, though of course the total number of deaths is greatest there, as the casual ob server might suppose, but in the smaller cities. The Technical World adds: "Nowhere are lives held so lightly as in the smaller cities of Pennsylvania. Measured by the deaths of violence human life is cheapest in Butler, Pennsylvania, where the annual rate is 379.4 per 100,000 population. Plttston in the same state stands second with a rate of 359.6. Iron Mountain, Mich., is third in rank with a rate of 290.7, then comes McKeesport, Pa., 290.1; Shenandoah, Pa., 278.9; Pottsville, City: Rate Pittsbnrg 1903 Xew Orleans 135.3 Kansas City 126.7 Buffalo 123.6 Boston 122-5 Cincinnati. 118.2 San Francisco 116.8. Greater Xew York.... 105.1 Washington 10L1 Philadelphia 100.8 St. Louis 97.2 Chicago 97.ft Baltimore 95.5 Detroit 93JI Milwaukee .... 69.8 Minneapolis 69.8 St. Paul 59.9 425 231 471 73 40 439 4.323 311 1,453 631 l.S 529 331 232 191 122 13.55 HOW COMMON SENSE WINS. That in Organization Puts Chicago Building Trades Ahead. If the Chicago building trades crafts- Liir la Aiu un a iciHta s&rpfiBA wile- the open shoppers began to blaster and deserted their onions they wosM not now be able to point to achieve ments of which they have a right to feel proud. The spring fights over working conditions are all through, and they show that the workers were not compelled to scab on their ova scales, bat that some 40.000 men have "gained an average increase of 25 cents a day, besides many minor con cessions. This means that the or ganized building craftsmen of the fWindy City are about $3,000,009 to the good for the year. If they had 'no unions they would, in all probahO- ity, have been working for about 25 per cent less than they are receiving. What's the answer, Mr. Non-Union 'Man? Have yon got a brain to think? -Toledo Union Leader.