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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (July 17, 1909)
REAL ESTATE BAR
GAINS We have a nice home, $400.00 down
and $1,500.00 on payments. Nice lots,
$100.00 down and $300.00 on pay
or the Manufacturers Association has
a real job ou his hands.
He says organised labor is hang
ing by a thread.
Wait until he attempts to cutvit!
X. Y. CalL
ments. Farm for $1,600.00. $300.00
down, balance on payments. A gro-
eery store, restaurant, millinery store,
dresamakinjt shoo, rooming house, a
fine battery, or a good soitorium. Kin
kaid relinquishment anything yon
want. We will lend yon the money
tf yon want It Come or write. J. W.
Mitchell Inrestment Cx. 1136 O SL,
- On car line, four-acre ground, with
stood S-room house, barn, cement
walks, shade and fruit: a choice su
burban home; belongs to non-resi
dent who is Tery anxious to sell. Let
us show you. this. Baker. Menne &
Tim merman, 101 No. 13th St.
a SHERMAN FOXWORTHY, JR.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Foxworthy,
July If. Mr. Foxworthy is manager
of the local branch of the Western
Newspaper Union and ex-president of
Lincoln Typographical Union. The
Wageworker hopes that Foxworthy.
Sr holds his present position, or a
better one, until Foxworthy, Jr..
ready to succeed him.
Splendid 5-aere tract southeast,
with small improvements and a lot
o" choice fruit of all kinds just com
ing In bearing, just in shape to yield
a silead:d income. Can make a spe
cial low price for quick sale. Baier.
Siccrie Sc. Tim merman, 101 No. 13th
WEBSTER & WISDOM
1328 O St Phcne F 658, Auto 3520
No. 427. A good 4 room house with
full lot. good shade. Price, $800.00.
N. 23. Near 13th and Washing
ton Sts., a S-room house, in good con
dition, has city water, gas. and sewer,
fruit, barn and lots of shade. Price.
No. 158. A good lot at 29th and
Arple Sts, only $350.00.
You are a wage earner. Maks yonr
money go as far as possible. No bet
ter frfaca to put your earnings than
in ' real estate. House and lots on
payments. Make your wants known
to W. T. Doyle. 1026 O street Real
Estate. Loans. Insurance and Exchange.
Affairs of the New Union Running
Along Very Smoothly.
The Team Drivers" Union met In
regular weekly session last Saturday
night and three new members were
given the obligation. The member
ship now passes the forty mark and
new recruits are in sight.
It was decided to meet hereafter
on Thursday night until further no
tice, Saturday being found nnsaited
to a majority of the membership.
The local decided unanimously to
aflliate with the State Federation of
Labor, and the president will appoint
three delegates to the Central Labor
Organizer Guye of Omaha met with
the local at its last meeting, and had
with him ail the supplies necessary
o start the local off in good shape. -
A new building supply concern has
indicated that in a short time it will
be ready to meet with the local's
scale and agreement committee and
do business. This announcement was
received with cheers. The agree
ment committee will be organized
at once, and in a Tery short time It
will be prepared to confer with the
BIG GROWTH OF UNIONS.
Speaking of Clothing Bargains
The Operative Plasterers' Inter
national association has a member
ship of about 6.000. It recently affili
ated with the A. F. of L.
Enormues Increase in Membership
During Last Ten Years.
Since the Manufacturers Associa
tion has placed a new president in
the field and given him Instructions
'.a go ahead crushing labor unions. It
fs net amiss to give the names of
fw organixatlons and their gains in
membership during the period when
Iho most opposition to organized
The following figursa go back to
the year 1S9S giving the total mem
bership then and the total member
ship on the first or, January, iu a
period of tea years. The fight against
organised labor during the last ten
tears has been most bitter, but from
the figures given it will be seen what
the effect has been:
In 1908 the Bakers International
had 3.100 members; 1909, 16.200.
Barbers grew from 3.000 to 23,000.
Blacksmiths from 300 to 10,500.
Brewery Workers from 10.000 to
Carpenters from 20.000 to 163.700.
Retail Clerks from 5.000 to 50.000.
Electrical Workers from 2.000 to
Stationary Engineers from 1,200 to
Stationary Firemen from none to
Crsnite Cutters from 4.600 to 11.300.
Bartenders and Restaurant Work
era from 2.500 to 49.500.
'Longshoremen from 8.000 to 50.000.
Mine Workers from 16.000 to
" Musicians from 6.000 to 35.400.
Painters from 4.300 to 60.700.
Plumbers from 4.000 to 16,500.
Street Railway from 3,000 to 30.000.
Seamen from 4.000 to 20.000.
Teamsters from 1,700 to 84.000.
Machinists from 10.000 to 55.700.
The Cigarmakers and Typographical
Unions have gained something like
60 per cent during this period.
Them are many other branches of
labor organised than those mentioned
above, some affiliated with the Amer
ican Federation of Labor and some
that are not and the growth of each
taa been In proportion with other
Mr. Kirby, Jr.. the new president
NEVER A STRANGER.
No man is a stranger in any part
of this country, or in the old world.
who has a paid-up union card. Be
he sick he Is cared for; if it is work
ne is seeking, work will be found if
possible. Should he die, he will not
go to a pauper's grave. Exchange.
Q The outstanding
indebtedness of the
Ross P. Curtis Co.,
on June I st, 1 909,
Assistant Engineers Chosen.
The railway commission has ap
pointed C. H. Gerber of Omaha and B.
H. Eldridge of Evanston. Ill, assistant
engineers to make the physical valua
tion of railroad property in Nebraska.
Tbe appointments are made subject to
the approval of Governor Shallenber-
ger. Both appointees were recommend
ed by Chief Engineer E. C. Hurd. Mr.
Gerber has had experience in such
work and Mr. Eldridge did similar
work in Wisconsin. Both men will
work in the roadway, buildings and
bridge sub-divisions. Mr. Gerber is to
be principal assistant engineer at a
salary of $225 a month and Mr. Eld
ridge is to be assistant engineer at a
salary of $175 a month, subject of
course to the approval of the gover
nor. Both engineers are to receive
traveling expenses when out of their
You see a great deal about "July Bargain Sales" in
Clothing just now. You are informed that the prices now
are "marked down" far below what the same goods sold
for earlier in the season. We haven't "marked down"
our prices to make the appearance of a "Great Bargain
Sale." There is a reason for this. Several reasons, in
fact. One is that we marked the prices down right at the
beginning of the season, we ask only the opportunity to
prove that our regular prices now and always are better
than the so-called "Bargain Sales" now offered you. This
store does not follow the practice of taking a big profit
early in the season and then coming down to a reasonable
profit under the guise of a "bargain sale" when the season
is well along. We only ask the reasonable profit at the
start, and we are thus giving at all times better bargains
than you can obtain at the occasional "bargain sales" of
FROM $10.00 TO $20.00
We are offering at from 10.00 to $20.00 suits that are better bargains at the price than the "July Bargains"
offered by others, and we have not "marked down" either. That is the regular bargain price that you always obtain
at this store.
We are especially proud of our large and splendid line of '
Union Made Wearing Apparel
The union man can find here anything he wants in the
furnishing line and bearing the union label. Hats, Shirts,
Collars. Neckties, Suspenders, Suits, Odd Pants, Shoes.
Our assortment in all these lines is unusually complete and
we can satisfy the most exacting buyer, both as to the
quality of the goods and the price. In purchasing at this
store you have the satisfaction of knowing that you are
getting the inside price, and that a little later the same
goods will not be offered to later buyers at a greatly re
duced figure. We have found this policy to be a winner,
. and it meets with the commendation of our rapidly in
creasing army of patrons.
I On The I
Tenth and O Streets
ia leg a
THE SUMMER MAN.
My son, consider now the summet
He that hath trousers which seem
even as though they had been fash
ioned for the elephant.
For great Is the fullness thereof.
and likewise great Is the emptiness
of the fullness;
They flap about his knees, and at
his ankles they roll up even as a
And his coat, it hath buttons up the
sides thereof, even unto his armpits.
And the waist Is pinched in upon
him, and the tails of his coat stick
out even as a shelf;
Tea, and he weareth socks that
make a louder sound than the glass
crash In "Lohengrin; and his necktie
and his handkerchief, do they not
match for hue?
And his hat, hath it not a band of
many colors, like unto the festive bar
And he buyeth soda water and talk-
eth in a loud voice of golf, and eke
And the mosquito biteth him not,
for it Is afraid.
My son, when men speak unto thee
against the summer woman and teU
thee that the peekaboo , and the
squintaboo hosiery is wrong.
Listen not nnto them, but teU them
to be on their way and to beat it and
For the summer man taketh the
Yet is he glad, for some one hath
told him that he looketh like unto an
actor who acteth In the slapstick
And his heart Is large within him,
And he studieth the thermometer
and the mirror-
Is it not so, even as we have told
It from the Inner consciousness of this
typewriter with the strabismus of the
Brief Bits of News Picked Up Here
Herb Armstead. of Lane, IJTeb vis
ited with his sister, Mrs. Will M.
Manpin. in Lincoln the first of the
Claude Giles, formerly in the Chap
lin & Ryan barber shop, has gone to
Grand Island to work.
Victor Barngrover came in from
Loveland. Colo, recently. He now
carries a Typographical Union card
and is showing up for work on the
Mergs" at the Journal shop.
Fourteen states have ceased to
lease the labor of convicts to private
Clarence Pratt, general organizer
of the Amalgamated Association of
Street and Electric Railway 'Em
Dloves. has managed a number of
strikes for his organization and to
date he has not scored, a single
The Texas legislature has estab
lished and provided' for a state
bureau of labor and Industry.
The Piano Workers Journal finds
it necessary to use four different
languages in order to satisfy all its
readers. The Boot and Shoe Work
ers Journal uses two. The official
organ of the Bakers nses two. It
is the only labor organ using Yiddish.
"Popular Mechanics' is a maga
zine largely bought by union men.
They should make a note of the
fact that it is now published in a
rat print shop and act- acordingly.
Boston Carpenters have won their
strike for an increase of 4 cents an
hour and a Saturday half-holiday.
The way to boost the union game
is to demand the union label.
Brooms bearing the label of the
Lee Broom and Duster Co. are made
in penitentiaries and are forcing
honest men out of work. Good union
men and women know what to do
when offered a Lee broom.
Carpenters have won their fight for
the closed shop in San Antonio, Tex.
The board of arbitrators sustain
the Georgia railroad in Its employ
ment of negro firemen. ;
The Chicago Van Teamsters and
Helpers Union gained an advance of
$1 in their wages per week.
Thirty-two business places in Wash
ington, TO. C, have discontinued child
labor during the past month.
Governor Stnbbs. of Kansas, an
nounces that convict contract labor
in that state will be abolished.
Since April 1 twenty "links" have
joined the Cleveland Sheet Metal
Workers Union, which is going
Carpenters in Alliance. Ohio, have
succeeded in having their scale
signed by the leading contractors in
The Printers' League of America
has eighty-four agreements with 90
per cent of , the printing offices in
Xew York City.
The attempts of the French gov
ernment to compel the elementary
teachers to withdraw from the trades
to the Clerks closing agreement.
The Green Bottle Blowers associa
tion of the United States and Canada,
held their annual convention in Mil
waukee this week.
The plasterers working on the post
iffice job in Des Moines were sur
prised to find out that a woman was
carrying the hod for them.
W. G. Lee of Cleveland has been
elected president of the Brotherhood
of Railway Trainmen. The title is
changed from grand master.
The girls and men, to the number
of about 125, who struck in the shop
of S. Shopero, knee pant makers, in
Syracuse, N. Y., have gained a victory.
Xew York unionists are adopting
a plan to seU stamps, similar to the
Red Cross idea, for the purpose of
'raising funds to asisst Gompers,
Mitchell and Morrison.
The gardeners of Allen county,
Indiana, have organized.
A ladies skirt makers' union has
been organized In Cleveland.
The Package Freight Boat owners
of Milwaukee have abandoned the
open shop idea
Plumbers, -bricklayers, teamsters.
lathers and laborers have good or
ganizations in Gard, Indiana.
There are only two stores in
ZanesviDe. Ohio, that do not conform
The Barbers International Union
has 26,000 members. It has more
than 600 local unions. About $6,000
is paid out each month for sick and
At the convention of the Woman's
Label League, held in Louisville, Ky.,
a new name was adopted the Wom
an's International Union Label League
and Trades Union Auxiliary.
E. S. McCullongh, vice-president of
the International Mine Workers union
and former president of the Michigan
district, has gone to Xova Scotia
to bring about an adjustment of the
trouble in that district.
First Trust Savings Bank
Owned by Stockholders of the First National Bank
THE 'BANK FOR THE WAGE-EARNER
INTEREST PAID AT FOUR PER CUNT
Tenth and O Streets Lincoln, Nebraska
Subscribe Now, $ I
From 1630 O St.
To 420 So. Eleventh
W. A- LLOYD, nODSESDOED
SAME MAuto 1378 HORSES CALLED FOR
PHONES Bell 391 AND RETURNED
NEW LOCATION, 420 So. 11th
EVERY SHOE "UNION HADE" HERE
$350 B $4
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12th & P Sts- ,
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