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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (Oct. 30, 1909)
TROUBLE IN OMAHA.
Claimed That Imported Labor la Used
on New Court House.
Claiming to represent union men,
B. H. Betebener has complained
against Caldwell & Drake, the con
tractors for the court house, to the
board of county commisioners, that
nonunion workmen are employed on
the steel work. Betebener is chair
man of the Building Trades Council
and is business agent of the Painters'
and Decorators' Union, No. 109. He
charges that the nonunion men have
been imported from Chicago and In
diana to do the work. Caldwell A
Is a quick and positive remedy for
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at night, relieves the soreness,
sooths the Irritated membrane and
stops the tickling.
It Is an ideal preparation for chil
dren, as it contains no harmful ano
dynes or narcotics.
25c per bottle.
12th and O streets.
BEST 25c MEALS
IN THE CITY
V. 7 imitch, Prop.
Photoffraphei 1 1 27 O Street
la nuking a Special low prloa on Photos this
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Dfllca Hour 1 to 4 D. m.
lOoe 2118 O St. Both Phone
DR, CIIAS. YUIIGBLUT
ROOM 202, BURR BLK.
We have Money to Loan
on Chattels. Plenty of it,
too. Utmost secrecy.
KELLY & NORRIS
lao So. Ilth St.
DISEA8E3 OP WOMEN
All rectal diseases such as
Piles, Fistulas, Fissure and Rec
tal Ulcer treated scientifically
DR. J. R. HAGGARD, Specialist.
Office, Richards Block.
I'J. A. Lloyd
Horses called for and
'Phones: Anto. ma
Rtw LtoatlMi 420 So. Ilth
Drake say that no men have been im
ported, but that all skilled applicants
for work have been given jobs. The
contractors are under verbal promise
to pay the union scale for all work on
the building and there is no charge
that this promise has been broken.
Omaha Daily Bee. . ,
CENTRAL LABOR UNION.
Small Meeting But Considerable lm
portant Business Was Transacted.
The Central Labor Union met Tues
day evening at Bruse's hall, and while
the attendance was smaller than usual
considerable business of importance
was transacted. It was decided to
have a delegate at the Toronto conven
tion if possible as it was deemed nec
essary to have some one on the ground
to help protect the Interests of a loyal
lot of unionists now in trouble. Will
M. Maupin was unanimously elected
to the position. . , '" i
The announcement that meetings
are already being held in the Labor
Temple .was greeted with applause,
and the Central Labor Union will hold
its first November nieeing under the
roof of the unions. Rent for Bruse's
hall was, ordered paid until January
Members of the Labor Temple As
sociation directory present reported on
the progress of the work and con
siderable interest was manifested.
A report for the American Federa
tion of Labor was filled out. It shows
twenty-three affiliated unions, in the
city, two not affiliated, not including
the railroad brotherhoods, and six
trades that are not organized, but
might be with proper effort. The
average hours for the various trades
was a fraction over 9, and the aver
age wage a fraction over $2.90 per day.
It is the hope of the faithful dele
gates that when the central . body be
gins holding regular meetings in the
Labor Temple the attendance will be
much larger. There was but a hand
ful at Tuesday night's meeting, and
as a result there was an air of chilli
ness about the whole of the proceed
ings. Trades that should be repre
sented by live delegates because of
self interest were unrepresented. It
was explained, however, that the at
tendance would have been larger were
It not for the fact that a number of
men were working at the Labor Temple.
Delegate McBride Telle About the Big
R. L. McBride, wno represented the
local union at the national convention
of the Journeymen Barbers' Interna
tional Union of America at Milwaukee
on October 8. has returned and again
taken up his Work. Speaking of the
trip and of the convention, Mr. Mc
I left Lincoln Sunday, October 3 for
Milwaukee, and was in Chicago all day
Monday. Saw the Cubs and Pirates
play the last game of the season, and
it was a great game and I was one of
a mighty big crowd. I left Chicago on
the "Barbers' Special" as the guest of
the Chicago members. There were
about 450 of us on the train, and it
was a swell affair. This was the first
train ever run especially for union
barbers and we were rightfully proud
of It. At Milwaukee they met us with
a big crowd and a brass band and
escorted us to the St. Charles hotel.
"Local No. 50 of Milwaukee proved
an excellent host. We were given a
smoker on Wednesday evening and a
theatre party on Thursday evening.
We also' had various sight-seeing trips
around Milwaukee. I also had the
pleasure of hearing Dr. Cook lecture
on his polar expedition.
"We had seven days of hard work
to take care of the accumulated bust
ness of five years. We made some
changes in the sick and death bene'
fits, and amended other laws. It was
a splendid convention and I believe we
performed service that will be of vast
benefit to the organization as a whole
and to the membership individually."
Since returning Mr. McBride has
taken a chair in the Chaplin & Ryan
shop on South Twelfth street.
The union barbers of Jo pi In, Mo.,
are fighting a proposition to lengthen
Nearly 700 delegates, representing
27,000 members, were in attendance at
the convention of the Barbers' Inter
national Union held in Milwaukee last
Five years having elapsed since a
convention had been held, the meet
ing was the most important in the
history of the organization.
Hours of labor, scales of wages and
how to extend the union in cities and
shops organized were the chief
The honor of traveling farthest to
attend the convention went to Abra
ham Pena, Mayaguez, Porto Rico.
Special ; InSRf
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98c : V l
Two-inch continuous post, Ver
ms Martin finish
$14.75 to $27.50
FIRST Our stoves and sewing machines are not expen
sively advertised brands, but this does not mean that they are
not just as good as the best.
SECOND When you buy a stove or sewing machine that
is advertised in all the leading magazines in the country you
are paying for this advertisement which costs a lot of money,
but because they are advertised is no sign they are better than
ours. They claim it makes a stove or sewing machine sell
easier, which is very true.
THIRD Our. stoves and sewing machines have been on
the market for many years; perhaps you have not heard of
them, but that is no sign that they are not as good as the best.
They are constructed perfectly and guaranteed to give per
fect satisfaction.' The best' of material is used in every one
of them, ,and they are absolutely guaranteed by the factory
and by us.
WE CAN SAVE YOU MONEY, LET US SHOW YOU
Ladies' High Grade Shoes $2.95
Our showing of "Women's High Grade Shoes at $2.95 is the peer of any in Lincoln. We
have made this priced line a prominent feature of our stock. Our aim is to give you not only
the best toe shapes, but also the best patterns from leading shoe manufacturers. The exact styles
for Young Women and the more conservative styles are shown in all leathers, sueh as Patent
Colt, Soft Dull Calf, Bright Velvet Kid Skin, etc.,
Button blucher or lace, hand
turned and Goodyear welt
sole, all the new heels, most
. stores ask $3.50 and $4.00,
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Misses' and Children's Vici
' Kid - Velour Calf School
' Shoes in button or lace, good
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good stout leather soles.
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Extraordinary Values in Hand Painted. In the Basement.
500 samples of beautiful Hand Painted China Plates. These
are genuine Imported China Plate of exquisite designs and
patterns. This lot contains no two alike, so we would sug
gest that you come early while the selections are more
varied. Regular price $1.50 to TQf
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Now is the time to fill your china closet and decorate your plate rail.
New Corset (Cover
: ; The heavy Cambric for fall and
winter wear; 1 8 inches wide; new
19c, 25c, 30c to 69c a yd.
nt THE l?DAYLIOHT STORE , Joint
and the W. L. Douglas Shoe Co. has
been settled. By the terms of the
agreement the union wins practically
every contention. Douglas resumes
the use of the label, the wage scale
will be what the union insisted it
should be before the trouble, and Doug
las will again center his manufactur
ing business at Brockton and give un
ion men every preference. '
It developed during the course of
the negotiations that Mr. Douglas had
left the whole matter to subordinates,
and that they had caused the trouble.
As soon as Mr. Douglas took hold of
affairs there was an end to all the
The settlement is a distinct victory
-;for President Tobin and Vice Presi
dent Loveley, and it puts their oppon
ents up against it in the matter of
o the unemployed and $2,594,759 strike
benefits, a grand total of $4,500,000
paid by men to most of whom a dollar
means more than a hundred times that
much to many of those who are mak
ing it the business of their lives to
"down" labor unions.
UNIONS TO ORGANIZE.
DOUGLAS TROUBLE SETTLED.
Will Resume Use of Union Stamp and
Move Back to Brocton.
About the best news for unionists
is that the controversy between the
United Boot and Shoe Workers' Union
Labor Temple Has Proved to
The annual statement of the di
rectors of the Toronto Labor Temple
shows that the year's business was a
profitable one. The receipts amounted
to $13,568.33, leaving a balance of $1,
856.18. The assets of the company are
the building, $35,888.34: furniture.
$7,500.. The , profits show an unde
clared dividend of over 13 per cent.
The excess of assets over liabilities is
$17,309.87. The original allotment of
stock has been taken up, and the sin.
gle transaction of $5.00 for the year
closed the final allotment. At present
there is no stock on the market, and
the company will not issue any more,
as the stock as It now stands Is worth
more than double what was paid for
Last year the organizations compre
hended in the American Federation of
Labor paid $1,257,244 in death bene
fits, $593,541 in sick benefits, $205,254
Crafts in Lincoln That Should get Into
the Union Fold.
There are several crafts in Lincoln
that should be organized, and it is
high time that the American Federa
tion of Labor gave some attention. to
this part of the country. Twice within
the last seven years an organizer of
the Federation has appeared In Lin-
coin and he actually spent two hours
on one visit and about a half-day on
the other. ' , Apart from this absolutely
nothing has been done along the lines
of organization work in the second
largest city in Nebraska by the Amer
ican Federation of Labor.
There are upwards of 150 people
engaged in the garment making in
dustry in Lincoln. No attempt has
ever been made to organize them.
There are upwards of 100 people
in Lincoln working in laundries. No
attempt has been made at organiza
tion for the last seven or eight years.
There are five or six hundred retail
clerks " working in Lincoln, but ' no
attempt at organization has ever been
The sheet metal workers are unor
ganized, although there are enough of
them in the city to maintain a strong
The freight handlers used to have
an organization in Lincoln, but it pet
ered out about five years ago and has
never been revived, chiefly because
no effort has been made in that di
rection. There is a big field for organization
work right here in Lincoln, and the
internationals of the crafts mentioned,
together with the American Federa
tion of Labor, ought to get busy.
EVERY SHOE "UNION MADE" HERE
All Hw--"F0R KEH"--AII New
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12th & P Sts. V
' . ' ...GO TO...
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226 No. 10th, if you wish to save from 10
to 15 per cent. The working's men's friend
J. W.Wolfe, Prop.
Knows how to dress you up and has
the finest line of fall and winter goods
in the city. : : : : : : : :
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