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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (Sept. 11, 1909)
The satisfaction you get at Armstrong s lies
in the fact that we are more interested in satisfying you than in
pocketing your money You are looking for good clothes, real
service, fair treatment, big value YWll find them all here.
Many men will want
our exceptionally fine suits; the
perfectly hand-tailored garments
of luxurious imported woolens,
better clothes, of course, than
any other Lincoln store handles,
even better than our best west
ern tailors make to order
These are priced $25, $27.50,
$30, $35 and $40 after all,
there's real economy in buying
these best clothes.
For young men
We mention young
men's clothes in a
because they are a
specialty with us.
Here are the smart,
snappy styles, the
lively patterns, the
new ideas in cut that
the young chaps want
will remain at 6 shillings and not 5 1 of work, and the onions that contrib-
and 6 pence, as the Coal Owners As
The International 'Longshoremen's
Union is to sponsor a monthly paper,
of which President T. V. O'Connor
will be editor. It will be unique in
that advertisements will not be so
licited, although they will be ran on
request and for a consideration.
Eighty delegates from all parts of
the country and visitors from foreign
countries will attend the second bien
nial convention of the Woman's Trade
Union League, to be held in Chicago,
beginning September 27.
ONE MAN LOST.
Raymond Robins Tells of the One
Man God Most Hates.
Extract from a speech of Raymond
Robins at the Denver A. F. of L. convention:
Men of labor, when we fonghtonr
way over Chilcoot Summit and went
over the glaciers of Alaska, there was
one truth hammered into us every
day of the three years we fought the
trail, and that truth was that men
n only win when they stand to
gether. One man in Alaska is a lost
soul he is as much lost as an unor
ganized man in a big factory. You
know the condition of the unorgan
ized man. He has that lively liberty
are the most extraordi
'nary values ever offered
at the price. In fit, style,
materials they are equal
to the best $ 1 5 suits any
where else in the city.
are aristocratic, fashion
able clothes. In the all
wool materials, in style,
in colors and in the fine
tailoring the great value
in these suits is un
are hand-tailored, of finest
American woolens; made
expressly for us by the
leading manufacturers of
fine clothing. Such suits
would he priced at least $25
in other Lincoln stores.
Armstrong Glotfaimg' Co.
'Superior" Union Suits
tued to the guarantee fond should be
reimbursed as soon as possible.
Tuesday night's meeting can be
made interesting and profitable if
the delegates win get there on time
and attend to business.
THE BARBER'S CONVENTION.
Milwaukee Meeting in October Prem
ises Some Lively Sessions.
The Barbers International- Union
will meet In convention fa Milwaukee
next month, and there are surface
indications that the sessions win be
pretty lively. Among other things to
be discussed is the matter of estab
lishing a home for old and incapac
itated members, patterned after the
International Typographical Cnion's
home at Colorado Springs. The
barbers have plenty i of money to
make the start, and plenty of energy
and nnion spirit to make the home
worthy of the organization.
Another - matter that " is being
talked about is that of establishing
a uniform wage scale and shortening
the hours to a similar basis all over
the country. This is a big question
and it will take a lot of brains to
arrange a working plan.
The local nnion will doubtless be
that some scab employers of labor represemea oy a live delegate woo
nruph Tnn-h ahnnt the liberty tn I may be expected to act wisely and
work twelve hours a day for fourteen I wel1-
n q ti -hmr on tiin T9v 1 The L nion Barbers of Lincoln are
wares lowered so that bjs emnlover I always np against a proposition
can contribute $500 to the building of
some nice charitable institution. It Is
that liberty the cat has in a tub oat
in the lake. The cat doesn't want to
stay in the tub of course not. "The
cat is at perfect liberty to jump out
in the lake any time it doesn't like
that tub! That is the way with the
unorganized man or woman. They do
not have to stay in the shop; they
can go cut and starve any time they
choose. In that Alaska struggle, if
one man lav down tne otner coma
not go cn. You could not do any-1 P'oyers.
thing without your partner going hand
in hand with you. Out of the strug
gle of that mighty time, and it was
a mighty struggle, there came a by
word in Alaska, and every one of the
twenty thousand miners who risked
their lives along the trail would risk
his life for that word. We used to
say, "Well, there are ju3t three
things, God hates, and the first one
of them is a quitter, the second is a
quitter an dthe third is a quitter
Labor Day. The holiday always falls
on the first day of the fair, when the
town is full of visitors, and to close
the shops for the entire day Ss not
only an injustice to the, employers
and to the public, but it entails a
heavy sacrifice opon tbe anion mem
and gives the non-onion barbers a
double advantage. Tbe relations be
tween the union and the employers
have always been friendly, and the
employes have shown a disposition
to consider the interests of the en-
This will explain to some
why the fair shops always rental
open until noon on Labor Day.
INTERVIEWED MISS MTJOWELL.
1127 O Street
will give SO per cent off on Photos for a limited length of time. Come quick and
Dr. R. L. BEMTLEY
. SPECIALIST CHILDREN
Office Hoars 1 to 4 p. m.
fSc 211S O St. Both Phone
ROOM 202, BURR BLK.
FARMERS AND MERCHANTS
15th and O
Hot weather does not affect interest 96 degress or 68 degrees, it's all the nine.
Last week w uked yon to come in and we'd tell yon tbe story of tbe yoncir
man who saved iS-SO a week and his habit won a position tor him. We know
there are many people who would like to know about this bat who are unable
to call at the bank, (o we shall tell the story briefly, beginning next week.
THE EAST O STREET BANK
We have Money to Loan
on Chattels. Plenty of it,
too. Utmost secrecy.
KELLY & NORRIS
I29 So. nth St.
DISEASES OF WOMEN
All rectal diseases such as
Piles, Fistula. Fissure and Rec
tal Ulcer treated scientifically
DR. J. R. HAGGARD, Specialist.
Office, Richards Block.
EVERY SHOE "UNION MADE" HERE
$350 & $4
All ltw--"FC3 KEI"--AJI It
12th & P Sts.
VJ. A. Lloyd
Horses called for and
"PHONES: Auto. 1378
law UcatisB: 420 St, lltb
First Trust Savings Bank
Owned by Stockholders of the First National Bank
THE 'BANK FOR THE WAGE-EARNER
INTEREST PAID AT FOUR PER CENT
Tenth and O Streets
Subscribe Now, $ 1
Little Labor Notes Dug From Many
Bookbinders of Bloomington, TIL,
The co-operative shop started by
the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union
in Denver is proving a great success.
The Jones Dry Goods company, the
largest concern in Kansas City, Kas-
I has signed np with the Retail Clerks
omen s Union Label Leagne m
; Kalamazoo, Mich., has decided to
i send a delegate to Bay City to the an-
I nual convention of the A. F. of L.
j The labor unions of Indianapolis
Ind.. have recently leased a farm of
thirty acres west of the city, which
they intend to improve and use for
picnics and outings.
The 200 ladies waistmakers who
for four weeks have been on strike
against Rosen Brothers, New York
city, have won recognition and a 20
per cent increase in wages.
The steamboat inspectors have very
kindly found out that .six hundred
footers that formerly carried three
engineers, only require two now.
Very obliging to the owners of the
steel trust, isn't it? Port Huron Sun
The quarterly audit of the books of
the United Mine Workers of America
which was ended May 31, shows that
the organization has $$39,024.61 in the
I Molders in Trenton, N. J., report
I trade fair and the union gaining in
membership. Fourteen members are
I now working in shops which a year
ago were non-union.
Carpenters Union No. 22, of San
Francisco, the largest union of the
craft in the world, has voted an ap
propriation of $4,509 for hats to be
! worn in the Labor Day parade.
The members of the Cigarmakers"
international L nion . of America in j
Porto Rico now hare a weekly news
paper to defend their interests. It
is called "Nuevo Horizonte," and the
editors are Pedro San Miguel and
Jf All the lumber companies with
headquarters in Cloquet, Minn., have
signed a wage scale with the lumber
jacks. "Wages are advanced to prac
tically the same basis that was in
force in 1907. There is a scarcity of
Put down another tally for organ
ized effort. The United British Min
ers have won their point and the
minimum wage for the Scotch, miners
Labor Day Committee Under Obliga
tions to Many of Them.
The Labor Day committee is under
obligations to a number of local mer
chants who showed a willingness and
a desire to help out in the Labor Day
celebration. The committee 3sked no
one for donations, but it did ask sev
eral merchants for discounts, and the
resr-onse was liberal.
Speier & Simon made a handsome
discount on a suit of clothes, Mayer
Bros, insisted on donating a pair of
trousers, C. A. Tucker gave 33 per
cent discount on goods purchased, the
Lawlcr Cycle Co. gave 30 per cent dis
count, J. B. Triekey & Co. gave 50 per
Star Reporter Gtts Some Interesting
Facts and Observations From Her.
(Con tinned From Page One.)
bor legislation in international and
"The students of the University cf
Chicago are doing much good work
among the packing house employes.
Miss McDowell said. They are teacTv
ing daily classes for tbe young me
and women, and are seeking to infta-
ence the packing house superintend
ents to grant more favorable labor
regulations to their employes. Ast
average of tea classes a day ara
taught by the -students in tne eolle (re
WHAT THE CHUpCH OWES LABOR.
fContinoed From Pas Onr-t
of the army. He points oat tflat fa
Fall River, where 43 per cent of Ia
women work in the textile mills. 5
per cent of the children die before:
reaching the age of five years. Mrs.
Humphrey Ward, in the introdactica
to a little book published in England.
A Case for the Factorr Act asks
cent d-scount, the Deputy-Spangler 1 showJng Bp tbe iiien whet.
Hat Co. insisted on donating a pair of
Hardy gloves and Herminghaus & Hel-
wig insisted on donating a box of
"Queen of Hearts'" cigars.
The celebration was not pulled off.
consequently there was no sportins
contest and the prizes were useless.
The merchants generously took back
the articles purchased.
CENTRAL LABOR UNION.
First September Meeting Due Tues-
day Evening of Next Week.
The Central Labor Lmon meets
at Bruse's hall next Tuesday, evening j necessity, and in the fooueps of tbe
child labor was onchecked and work
ing people suffered from long hoars
and unsanitary conditions. "What ius
saved the factory worker and tie
miner?" What is it that has oroogat
back happiness to life and digatiy to
labor? Nothing bat the settles; bs an4.
maintenance by a common rule of life
and labor on the one side by osioa
ism. No individual bargafaiig. so cas
ual philanthropy could have dooe if.
The community for its own sake cam
to the aid of the workers fey which it
lived. Bit by bit the women are pro
tected from their own weakness an .4
and the indications are that there
will be some important business to
Icok after. The time of year is at
hand when something ought to be
started, and there are several things
that could be done with profit to the
workers of this locality.
The central bodv is the proper
body to take hold f the proposed
""Labor Chautauqua," and certainly it
has .brains enough and energy enough
among its members to carry such a
project to a successful conclusion.
The "Labor Headquarters'" proposi
tion is another one that should be
taken up at once and carried through
It will soon be time to consider the
question of sending a delegate to the
American Federation of Labor con
vection at Toronto, which, meets
November 12. That convention prom
ises to be one of the most important
in the history of the Federated move
ment. There are many reasons why
Iowa and Nebraska should be well
represented by strong delegates.
The central body, too, ought to get
up something to make a little money
to take up the Labor Day obligations.
It is not bound to do this, but it is
the only tody equipped for that sort
law have sprung up perpetually regs
eraticn for the, workers, profits for tk
employers, wealth for the nation.
What Is Needed.
"Intelligent public opinion crysta)
ized into laws is what is needed.
Technical schools, both public and pri
vate, manual training, trade and do
mestic science, must be established
that girls may be given wider and
more varied opportunities for earning;
a livelihood, which will lessen the
large ncmber of unskilled workers and
dfgnlfy woman's work. Legislation tor
the protection of those too ignorant,
too young and too inexperienced to
depend upon organization to better
their condition is needed. The burden
of responsibility for such legislation
should be laid upon society to protect
the coming generations by prohibiting
omen from night work, from loc$r
hours, from working in toe noisoaot&s
atmosphere or from a speed that de
humanizes the worker. Woman msst
be encouraged to organize to protect
their own interests, they most be
helped to a consciousness of their
right to fair pay, rair hoars 2 ad good
conditions, and must learn that un
less they care for tnemserres ihej
cannot te of use to others.
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