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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (Oct. 2, 1909)
By Harold Ballagh
Doe9! Belay Getting - Your
Gold Weather Goods
CJ There's nothing to gain and much to lose by putting off buying your Fall and Winter
Goods. All lines are full now; you have first choice, and by making your selections
right away you will certainly be prepared for the first cold snap that comes. We
offer some very attractive bargains this week. Don't miss them.
i 9 Pnln
iJ'V A Black Net Waists, silk lined, trimmed with
3 Pi Jet buttons, $5.S5 values, special $4.95
It, 1 PANAMA AND SIHIKtU WWH3ICU
U I W I
$8.95, $7.95, $5.95, $4.95 and $3.95
BLACK VOILE SKIRTS SPECIAL '
$8.50 alues, flare style, satin trimmed, special........... $4.95
$9.95 values, flare style, satin trimmed, special $7.95
$11.50 values, pleated dagobert style, special $9.95
In Fancy Worsteds and Broadcloths, coats from 36 to 45 inches
long, low priced at $19.50, $17.50, $15.00 and .$9.75
Lengths 50 to 56 inches, in Broadcloth, Kersey, Cheviot', Covert,
Mannish Mixtures, unlined, half lined. to fitting models,
perfectly tailored, prices -ange from $4.95 up to $29.50
t pieces of 86-inch Black Taffeta Silk, our Leatherwearer, one of
the best silks you ever saw at $1.00, special this week at 79c
1 piece of 27-inch Black Taffeta Silk, another great value at $1.00,
special at 75c
1 piece of 36-lnch Black Taffeta Silk, our oil boiled silk, an excep
tional value at $1.50, special $1.19
Sea our large line of Fancy Silks in 'China, Tai.etas, Foulards,
Now is the time to buy
Cotton Blankets. We
have one of the largest
lines we have ever
had. 10-4. 11-4 and
12-4, at 48c up to $3.00
CONVENTIONS OF 1909.
Where and When the Clans Will
Gather to Boost the Cause.
October 4, Milwaukee, Wls.i Interna
tional Union of Shipwrights, Joiners,
Caulkers, Boat Builders and Ship Cab
inet Makers of America.
October 4, Toronto, Ont., Amalga
mated Association of Street and Elec
tric Railway Employes ot America.
October 5, Milwaukee, Wis., Jour
neymen Barbers' International Union
October 19, Detroit, Mich., Interna
tional Association of Car Workers.
October 19, Charlotte, N. C, United
Textile Workers of America.
November 8, Toronto, Can., Ameri
can Federation of Labor.
November 29, New York, N. Y., In
ternational Seamen's Union.
December 3, Indianapolis, Ind., In
ternational Alliance of Bill Posters of
AMERICAN FEDERATION OF
A Few of Its Declarations Upon Which
It Appeals to All Working People
To Organize, Unite, Federate, and
Cement the Bonds of Fraternity.
1. The Abolition ot all Forms ot In
voluntary Servitude, except as a pun
ishment for crime.
2. Free. Schools, Free Text-Books,
and Compulsory education.
3. Unrelenting Protest Against the
Issuance and Abuse of Injunction Pro
cess in Labor Disputes.
4. A workday of not more than
Eight Hours In the twenty-four hour
5. A strict recognition ot not over
Eight Hours per day on all Federal
State or Municipal Work and at not
less than the prevailing Per Diem
Wage Rate of the class of employ-
ment in the vicinity where the work
An abundant showing of Waists for early
Linene, tailored, with silk embroid-
Rrnnrl " snecial $1.25
tn fnnenhn sren And tiinlr. hand
somely tailored front and turnover cuffs
and collar, "The well fitting DuBrocks
make," low priced at $1.95 ,
Black and White Mohair, red, blue, brown
, and lavender. Silk Finished, Poplin, neatly
tailored, button trimmed, "DuBrocks
Make," worth $2.95, special $2.48
Ecru Net Waists, silk lined, $3.95 values,
Silk and" Messaline Waists, $6.75
ana $.au values, special t.s3
$5.95 to $11.50, specially priced at
In the Dry Goods Department
917- 92 1 O.ST
6. Release from employment One
Day in Seven.
7. The Abolition of the Contract
System on Public Work.
8. The Municipal Ownership of Pub
0. The Abolition of tie Sweat Shop
10. Sanitary Inspection of Factory,
Workshop, Mine, and Home.
11. Liability of 'Employers, for in-
Jury to body or loss of life.
21. The Nationalization of Tele
graph and Telephone.
13. The passage of Anti-Child Labor
Laws In States where they do not ex
1st and rigid defense of them where
ihey have been enacted into law.
14. Woman Suffrage coequal with
15. The Initiative and Referendum
and the Imperative Mandate and Right
16. Suitable and Plentiful Play
grounds for Children in all cities.
17. Continued agitation for the Pub
lic Bath System in all cities.
18. Qualifications in permits to build
of all cities and towns that there shall
be Bathrooms and Bathroom Attach
ments in all houses or compartments
used for habitation.
19. We favor a system of finance
whereby money shall be Issued exclu
sively' by the Government, with such
regulations and restrictions as will
protect it from manipulation by the
banking interests for their own pri
The above is a partial statement of
the demand? which organized labor,
In the interest of the workers aye,
of all the people of our country
makes upon modern society.
Higher wages, shorter workday,
tt-lter labor conditions, better homes,
better end safU workshops, factories,
mills, and mines. In a word, a better,
higher, and nobler life.
Conscious of the justice, wisdom an
nobility of our cause, the American
Federation of Labor appeals to all
We Court the Test
The new fall models are ready and we are showing
every worthy style feature.
We have an excellent value in our Knit Newport Shawls, values
that can't be beat, nice patterns, worth from 50c up to $1.50
Also a nice lice of Knit Shawls in fancy and plain colors at 50c to $2.50
See our large range of patterns in Flannelettes for Dressing
Sacques and Kimonos, in colors and fancies, at 10c, 12'c and 15c
men and women of labor to join with
us in the great movement for its
More than two million wage-earners
who have reaped the advantages of
organisation and federation appeal to
their brothers and sisters of toil to
participate in the glorious movement
with (its attendant benefits.
There are affiliated to the Ameri
can Federation of Labor 118 Interna
tional Trades Unions with their 27,
000 Local Unions; 36 State Federa
tions; 537 City Central Bodies a&J
650 Local Trade and Federal Labor
Unions having no Internationals.
We have nearly 1,000 volunteer and
special organisers as well as the offi
cers of the utL.ons and of the Amer
ican Federation of Labor itself alwayi
willing and an.ioua to aid their fellow
workmen to organize and in every
other way bettr their conditions. .
For information all are invited to
write to the American Federation of
Labor headquarters at Washington,
ARE YOU A GOOSE?
Ellis O. Jones, in Life, relates the
following interesting tale. Of course
it has a moral; all interesting and
truthful stories have:
The old man called his son to him
to explain the mysteries of business.
"My son," said he, "you have fin
ished college and you must make a
show at least of getting busy. Let
me explain to you a few fundament
als. Here I have a bundle of sticks.
See if you can break them."
The young man had been absent
from school with appendicitis at the
time his class had read the old story
of the bundle ot sticks, and so he
was not next. He tried and tried to
break the sticks, but could not.
"See how easy it is," said the
old man, taking the sticks, cutting
Our Women's $3.50 Shoes
are certainly exceptional
shoes They're shoes you
don't see every day. Comfort,
style and quality speak the
moment a woman puts her
foot into a pair of these
Compare the stock and the
workmanship, the trimming
and the style of these shoes
with the shoes you can buy
anywhere at this price.
We have a nice line of
Comforts in Silkoline,
etc., and a large range
of patterns and colors
at 1.00 and up to. . . .$3.00
the cord and breaking them one by
"Gee, that's a bum joke," said
the young man as he puffed his cig
arette and tried to look interested.
"It's no joke," said the old man.
"It is a parable. The bundle of
sticks taken together1 represent or
ganization, which is very desirable
in the case of capital. If, however,
we look upon the sticks as repre
senting labor, it is criminal and im
moral for them to be tied together.
They would represent a union. Al
ways keep your capital sticks tied
together and your labor sticks separ
ate." "I should think what's sauce for
the goose is sauce for the gander,"
said the son, whose point of view
was still blunt.
"It depends on how big a goose
you are," replied the old man.
During the last month 1,000 let
ters have been mailed from the of
fice of the general president of the
International Brotherhood of Teams
ters to the central bodies and spe
cial organlers of the American Fed
eration of Labor throughout the
country, in the districts in which
there are no local unions of the In
ternational Brotherhood of Teams
ters, asking them to help organize
the teamsters and chauffeurs in
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd McKinney, Sev
enteenth and P streets, are rejoic
ing over the arrival of a little Miss
McKinney, who made her appearance
about two weeks ago. Mr. McKinney
is employed at the Western Newspa
per Union and Mrs. McKinney is a
working member of Capital Auxiliary
(.Copyright, by J. B.
"I can tell you a better story than
"A cousin of mine forty-second de
gree, as they count in the south was
rather deaf. This man I'll call him
Allitson was our Consul-General in
Yokohama. One hot morning two big
Danes, American citizens,, appeared
at the consulate. A Japanese woman,
clattering unmusically along on her
clogs, walked between them.
" 'Do you take the job to marry a
man?' asked one of the big fellows.
"'Well, hardly,' said the Marshal,
who met him. 'but I'll speak to the
"'What d'y' say?' asked Bill Allit
son, drawing his brows together and
turning his good ear towards. the Mar
shal. 'Oh, exactly; they want to get
married, do they? vWell, get their
names and show 'em into the office.
Now, boys, just stop your grinning.'
"Jim Bates and I pulled as solemn
faces as we could and stood up behind
"The wedding party, very shame
faced, came rolling in. Evidently they
were seafaring gentlemen. The wom
an had a wholesome, honest look, but
was no beauty in my eyes.
"'You are citizens of the United
States?' questioned the Consul.
" 'Ja,-!ist so,' nodded the men.
"They Xed UP In front of Allitson,
the woman still in the middle.
"The Consul took up a dog-eared
Prayer-Book, kept for the purpose, and
turned to the marriage service. The
"Wilt Thou Have This Woman to Be
Thy Wedded'Wife " .
Marshal handed him a slip of paper
with the names of all three written
on it. I
"Allitson glanced at it, cleared his
throat, and read the first part of the
" 'Bates,' said I, in an undertone,
'that's the best man, who is holding
the woman's hand. 'The other fellow
is the bridegroom.'
" 'S'pose he'll hand her over when
the time comes.'
"But he did nothing of the sort.
"I began to get fidety as I heard the
monotonous voice of Allitson dron
ing out the service. . ,
" 'John Johnson,' said the Consul,
'wilt thou have this woman to be
thy wedded wife '
," 'Bill,' I whispered at Allitson's
back, 'Bill, you've got the wrong fel
"But Allitson did not hear me.
'"To live together after God's or
dinance,' he continued.
"Johnson nodded every time the
Consul paused, as he understood lit
tle English and nothing of the mar
riage service, and supposed he was
properly performing the duties of best
" 'Kato Yoshi, wilt thou have this
man ' ' y
" 'Bill,' cried I, digging Allitson in
the back, 'you've married the wrong
man to that woman.'
" 'Eh?' said Bill, turning aston
ished, disapproving eyes upon me.
'What under heaven makes you act
so, Charlie? This is a serious busi
."Bill's low, soft tones peculiar to
most deaf people were filled with a
"'Bill,' I said rapidly in his ear, 'I
should say it it was serious! You're
hitching up the wrong pair. The oth
er man is the bridegroom, the one
with' the hang-dog air.' '.
"'Ah!' muttered Allitson, 'it's well
you spoke when you did, or the mat
ter would have been past mending.
Now, then, are you John Johnson?'
"'And you are Erich Erichsen?'
" 'If you are the man to marry this
woman, take her hand and don't let
go of it, so there'll be no mistake.'
"Bates and I were stifling with
laughter. Bill threw us one indig-
nant glance, and solemly went over
the ceremony with the right parties,
who were none the wiser.
"Afterthey had registered and 'each
received a marriage certificate with a
huge United States seal on it, they de
parted, shuffling down the wide walk. .
"Allitson was one of the - leading ,
lawyers, of his state. i f
"As well as we were able for roar
ing with laughter, we put these que
tions to him: .
" 'Your Honor, said I, 'we claim that ,
this is a case of bigamy, as two men
have been married to this woman,
and no divorce ,
" 'Your Honor,' said Bates, 'acting
for the defendant, we would claim
that my client has not been guilty of
bigamy. We admit that my client has
had two men married to her this day,
but she has been married to only one
"Allitson stopped grinning, put on
his most judicial look, and said in his
inimitable, ex-cathedra manner,:
" 'The court decides that the Amer
ican Consul-General at Yokohama has
been guilty of i suborning of big
amy in causing an innocent woman to
be wholly married to one man and
half married to another, and he is
hereby fined boy, bring the cham
QUEER VIEWS OF STAGE LIFE
Good Story Illustrating the Commer
cialism of American 1
i , playhouses. .. ' i
Office-boy insolence is one of the
reasons why the stage isn't as pleas
ant a pursuit as it used to be, accord
ing to the experienced actors, the
New York correspondent of the Cin
cinnati Times-Star says. "Nowadays,"
they say, "the theater is so thoroughly
commercialized that its chief figures
in management act and think precise
ly as they would if they were manag
ing sweatshops. And the art. of act
ing is itself in decline. One of the
reasons is the insistence of the mod
ern manager upon the employment of
'types.' Actors and actresses must,
physically fit the needs of the roles
for which they are cast, instead of
making themselves over to fit -them,
as in the old days." ' -
However that may be, -queer little
stories turn up every now and , then.
The other day a young woman, in
whose veins the very proudest blood
of Kentucky and Virginia runs, ap
plied to a little, half-portion manager
for a place she knew he had vacant. .
He gave one careless glance at her
and shook his head. ' . .
"You won't do," said he. "I want a
reg'lar arisdograt vor that there job."
He doesn't know yet why the girl
sat down in a sacred chair in his holy
office and laughed helplessly until she
finally went cut, her eyes streaming
tears of pure delight. Nor does' he
quite get the point of the jest of the
girl that succeeded her, and whom he
engaged for the "aristocratic" role. In
the first' rehearsal the little bandy
legged manager , interfered. He
scowled at the young woman and criti
cised her acting severely. :
"Vy," said he, "don'd efen valk like
an arisdocrat, Ze here.- You must
valk like diz." '
And he strutted across the stage
in what he believed to be an "aristo
cratic'' walk. The girl gazed at him,
with all her innocent young soul in
her eyes. When he finished his pa
rade he turned to her. '
"Oh, yes," said she, brightly, "now
I understand. See, I will walk just as
She slumped across the stage in a
flat-footed, duck-legged,' pigeon-toed
"Now," she ' said, turning to the
manager, "didn't I walk just -as you
think an aristberat should?" He just
barked at her. - -
"You are vired vor vlagrantly mfs
gondocting yourselluf," said he. '
LONGEST TELEGRAPH CIRCUIT
Is 4,000 Miles Long, Extending from
London to Teheran, in
' 1 . Persia. ; V
Persia and its capital, Teherap.
have been very much before the pub
lic lately, but probably few people are
aware that the news which has come
through to London has passed over
the longest telegraphic circuit in the
world, says the London Daily News.
The distance between London and
Teheran by wire is 4,000 miles and
the operator in , Teheran communi
cates direct with the operator at the
London end, automatic repeaters tak
ing , the place of operators at ten
places along the circuit. ' '
The first repeating station from
London is at Lowestoft where the
wires enter the North sea, beneath
which they run for 200 miles to Em
dent, Hanover, where the second au
tomatic repeater continues the mes
sage. , , - ;..
Thence it is flashed to Berlin, War
saw, Rouno, Odessa, Kertch, Sukbum,
Kaleh, Tiflis and Tauris, from each of
which stations it is . instantaneously
forwarded without human interven
tion, the telegraphist at Teheran, who
receives the message from Tauris, be
ing the first operator to handle ' it
since it left London. . From Teheran
the line then extends to India, hot
nowhere else is there a circuit so
long as that between Teheran and
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