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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (Nov. 13, 1909)
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In Labor's Realm
Matters of Especial Interest To and Con
cerning Those Who Do the
Work of the World
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j No better flour sold on the Lincoln market.
Every sack warranted. We want the trade of
Union men and women, and we aim to deserve it.
If your grocer does not handle Liberty Flour, 'phone
us and wc will attend to it. Ask your neighbor
how she likes Liberty Flour. We rely on the
recommendation of those who use it.
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best equipped, most beautifully furnished.
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ter Patterns. Tell us just how you want it,
and we will make yojj a Suit or Overcoat with
style, quality, workmanship, and above all,
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is our guarantee to make it good.
133 South Thirteenth Street
J. H. McMULLEN, Manager
NEBRASKA'S SELECT HARD-WHEAT FLOUR
Wilbur and DcWitt Mills
LITTLE HATCHET FLOUft
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Your Cigars Should Bear This Label..
It is insurance against sweat shop and
tenement goods, and against disease. . . .
Chicago. Rock Island was selected
as the place of holding the 1910 con
vention of the Illinois Federation of
Labor at the meeting in Belleville.
Springfield, 111., was chosen for the in
terstate meeting In 1911, proposed by
President Wright, at which' Indiana,
Iowa, Missouri, and other neighboring
states will be represented. Edwin R.
Wright was re-elected president for
his fourth term. He received 180 votes
as against 89 for John J. Brittain of
Chicago. Frank Buchanan of Chicago
and J. C. Martin of Joliet withdrew
from the race. James F. Mrossi of
Springfield was re-elected secretary
without opposition. The other officers
chosen are: First vice-president.
Peter Fitzgerald, Alton; second vice
president, Joseph Morton, Chicago;
third vice-president, Daniel Gorman,
Pittsburg, Pa. Rail contracts placed
during September aggregated 700,000
tons, making the heaviest month for
two years. As already noted, the
Pennsylvania railroad has ordered a
Ule over 200,000 tons for 1910 de
livery. This is not the largest rail
contract ever placed by the. Pennsyl
vania railroad, as 241,000 tons were.
ordered for 1906 requirements and
207,000 tons for 1907, but in 1908, after
ordering 147,000 tons, a portion of the
order was suspended and only 55,000
allotted. Subsequently the order was
increased, and in 1909 the purchases
were about 135,500 tons. Interest now
centers in the New York Central con
tracts, which will aggregate upward of
Fall River, Mass. Although 'the Ark-
wright club has recommended that the
cotton goods manufacturers ' curtail
heavily, the Fall River manufacturers
will not sign any binding agreement.
The agents here say that if other mills
should curtail first and show that they
really intended to make a determined
effort to force the price of cotton
down, the mills here might after .April
shut down for a longer or shorter
period. This really means nothing ex
cept that the manufacturers in Fall
River do not care to come out openly
and state their feelings, and perhaps
be accused of preventing a theoretical
ly wise measure of relief.
Lebanon, Pa. After several years'
idleness, the first of the twin Bird
Coleman furnaces, operated : by the
Lackawanna Iron and Steel Company,
at Cornwall, was relighted' by Mrs
Freeman, wife of Assemblyman Wil
Mam C. Freeman of Cornwall. The i
resumption of work at Bird Coleman
is regarded as an indication of
an early return of prosperity,
which has been absent at Corn
wall and vicinity since the Bird Cole
man plants ceased operations. It is
understood that the other two idle
furnaces will be relighted shortly.
Sandusky, O. The car repair shops
of the Lake Shore Electric In Fremont
have been abandoned and the shops
are now located in this city.' A por
tion of the big car barns has been fit
ted out and the machinery moved
here.' The change will necessitate the
removal of many families to Sandusky,
and will give employment to many
men already here. The railroad com
pany expect eventually to manufacture
their own cars here instead of having
them built by car companies.
Raleigh, N. C. Several of the big
gest textile mills in North Carolina
closed in obedience to the general cur
tailment plan adopted recently at the
meeting of the board of governors of
the American Cotton Manufacturers'
association. Thousands of operatives
are thrown out of work, but the man
agers of the mills In order to hold
their help have made provision for
them, some of them being placed on
half pay during the period of suspen
Boston. "I believe every man work
ing at a trade should belong to the
labor organization of his craft," is the
expression made by Eugene N. Fbss to
Thomas L. Wilson, international vice-
president of the Machinists' union and
agent Frank Jennings of the Boston
Machinists' lodge. The machinists are
conducting a campaign to absolutely
unionize Mr. Fobs' employes.
New York. It is understood that
four cargoes, or about 20,000 tons, of
English Iron for domestic pipe works
have been secured by Atlantic coast
manufacturers. The importation of
English iron is due to the fact that
the cast iron pipe makers have not
been able to obtain from domestic fur
naces an ample supply of forage and
low grade foundry iron.
Salem, Mass. Beverly-Salem Elec
trical Workers' union No. 259 has
made full peace with the A. F. of L.
brotherhood, and has rejoined the
Salem and Beverly Central bodies.
Eisleben, Germany. A strike has
been declared here by 10,000 copper
and lignite miners because the mine
owners dismissed 45 men who had
joined the socialist organization. It Is
likely that 20,000 miners will be in
volved. Troops have been guarding
the mines for several days. -
New Haven, Mass. J. Wall of this
city was elected the new president of
the eastern association, succeeding W.
T. Browne of Terre Haute, Ind. J. L.
Rowe of Bridgeport was the only oth
er New England man elected to the
general board of officers. He is a mem
Boston; One of the most important
labor conventions of the year was held
in Boston a short time ago, that of the
eastern association of general chair
men of the joint boards of arbitration
and adjustment of the conductors and
trainmen on the 74 railroad lines and
systems east of the Mississippi river,
north of the Chesapeake and Ohio
lines and including eastern Canada.
The convention decided that the time
was now opportune for a general de
mand for a substantial increase in
wages and equalization of working
hours on all roads. Now some have
10, 11 and 12-hour day schedules. A
straight general 10-hour schedule is
wanted. The western association se
cured such a workday several years
ago. The eastern association consid
ered following that action at its con
vention last year, but it was passed
up as the time was not considered the
proper one owing to business and traf
fic conditions. .
Washington. Industrial education
will be again considered by the A. F.
of L. convention at Toronto next
month. The special committee to re
port, and which is now in session here,
includes James Duncan of Quincy, first
vice-president of the A. F. of L; John
Golden of Fall River, head of the
United Textile Workers' union;
Charles M. Winslow of Somerville, a
member of the Massachusetts com
mission, and Stewart R. Reid of Lynn,
a national organizer of the Machinists'
union. Prof. James Monaghan of New
York, speaking on the subject at the
Boston City club recently, stated that
our present education system seemed
to have gone astray. It would be bet
ter to educate the masses in voca
tional lines. It would be better to
educate the masses for their life work,
than care only for the so-called upper
classes, who can take care of them
selves. Chicago. Denials of an emphatic
kind that $10,000 had been paid by
certain interests to have an anti-local
option resolution passed by the Belle
ville convention of the Illinois State
Federation of Labor have been made
by those most directly interested. Sec
retary Edward N. Nockels of the Chi
cago Federation of Labor, who was a
member of the resolutions committee
of the State Federation, said there
was no truth in the report. E. A.
Whitney of Peoria, who represents
the Gipps brewery of Peoria, said the
Boston. A. H. GUI and J. N. Clynes,
both labor members of the British
parliament, who are the fraternal dele
gates of the British unions to the A.
F. of L. convention at Toronto next
month, arrived in Boston on the Cun-
arder Saxonia. The Boston C. L. U.
officials met and greeted them. Mr.
Gill is the head of the Cotton Spin
ner's union of Great Britain and he
will make a tour of the New England
textile cities after the convention. Mr.
Clynes is the head of the Gasworkers'
and General Laborers' union of Great
Boston. Boston Bricklayers' union
No. 3 has sent notification to each of
the 56 bricklayers' and stone masons'
unions of the state that Gov. Draper
has given the contract for rebuilding
his Boston residence, recently dam
aged by fire, to a nonunion firm which
has been especially antagonistic to the
Bricklayers' union. The letter calls
upon every member to work and vote
against Gov. Draper and to get every
friend to do likewise.
Brockton, Mass. The difficulty be
between the Douglas company and the
boot and shoe' workers'' union has been
partially adjusted and the indications
are that complete pleasant relations
will again exist. The firm has al
ready given notice of the close of its
new factories in several other places
and the bringing of the work done at
them back to Brockton.
Chicago. Martin B. ("Skinny")
Madden, convicted of graft in connec
tion with the calling and settling of
strikes, resigned from the position as
president of his rapidly dissolving As
sociated Building Trades as the re
sult of a strike called on a new bund
ling, of the Cosmopolitan Electric com
pany at Twenty-second street and the
Pittsburg, Pa. The Norfolk ft
Western has ordered 32,000 tons of
steel rails for delivery next year.
About 12,000 tons will be rolled by
the Maryland Steel Company, Balti
more. The company is now running
about 90 per cent, of its capacity.
Buffalo, N. Y. A strike of grain
elevator men is Imminent at Buffalo,
The men gave the elevator owners
two days to meet their demands for a
20 per cent, increase in wages.
Pittsburg, Pa. The Iron Trade Re
view reports as the leading transac
tion of the week the purchase of 50,
000 tons of Bessemer pig iron by the
Cambria Steel. Company from inter
ests in the central west for delivery
during the first half of the year, the
price being $18.50 at the furnaces.
Boston. The new Boston Furniture
Trades' council will seek better condi
tions for the members of the Uphol
sterers, Cabinetmakers and Mill Men,
Hardwood Finishers and Wood Carv
ers' unions, which comprise It. The de
mand Is expected about the middle ot
Money Talks and when it is in our bank it keeps saving "Don't
Worry. I'm Here." The more money you have in the bank, the
londer it talks. .
Open Saturday Evenings 6 to 8.
THE EAS1 O STREET SANK
VI WORKERS UNION f
Named Shoes are Often Made
in Non-union Factories.
DO NOT BUY
no matter tohat its name un
less it bears a plain and read
able impression of this Union Stamp.
All Shoes toithout the Union Stamp
are Altcays Non-Union
Do not accept any excuse for the absence of the
BOOT AND SHOE WORKERS' UNION
246 Sumner St., Boston, Mass:
First Trust Savings Bank
Owned by Stockholders of the First National Bank 1
THE 'BANK FOR THE WAGE-EARNER
INTEREST PAID AT FOUR PER CENT
Tenth and O Streets
These morning make you think of the fur
nace, eh? And coal bilk? But what's the use
of worrying yet there's lots of time. Chilly
mornings and evenings? They can be cured at
small expense smaller than worrying and feed
ing the furnace.
A Gas Heater
Does the Work
Attach it to the gas jet in dining room, sit
tiug room or bath room. No work, no worry.
A cent or two and the room is comfortably
warm, and the furnace out of business for weeks
and weeks to come. Cheaper and cleaner and
better. With the furnace you must use enough
coal to heat the house and most of it wasted
these days. The gas heater merely gives you
the heat you need, where you need it and when.
Ask the Users Their Advice
We'll stand that test you ask those who
are using the heater these days. 'Several thous
and of them, and you ought to among the num
ber. We sell the heaters, good ones, at alow price.
Lincoln Gas and
Electric Light Co.
ber of the executive committee.
next month. ' - -
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