The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-????, December 04, 1909, Image 8

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    Farmers & eMezchants Bank
En Labor's Real
Matters of Especial Interest To and Con
cerning Those Who Do the
Work of the World
Established igoi
1 5th and O Sts.
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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 we will attend to it. Ask your neighbor
how she likes Liberty Flour. We rely on the
recommendation of those who use it.
The Dr. Benj. F. Bally Sanatorium
Lincoln, Nebraska
8 9 Foi non-contagious chronic diseases. Largest,
best equipped, most beautifully furnished.
Suit or O'coaf to Order
You can have your pick of 500 Fall and Win
ter Patterns. Tell us just how you want it,
and we will make you a Suit or Overcoat with
style, quality, workmanship, and above all,
A FIT. Behind every garment we make
Is our guarantee to make it good.
i ' . . .
133 South Thirteenth Street
J. H. McMULLEN, Manager Auto 2372
Wilbur and DeWitt Mills
Boil Thl'lZu, ,459 15 SOUTH 9TH, LINCOLN, NEB.
Your Cigars Should Bear This Label
It U insurance against sweat shop and
tenement goods, and against disease,
New York. Havelock Wilson, lead
er of the Union of British Seamen, is
now in this country to organize Amer
ican seamen on new lines so as to
form an international union of seamen
men in America and Europe. He said
had started to organize the seamen on
the ships of the Cunard and White
Star lines at meetings held in West
street. At a meeting) at 326 River
street, Hoboken, Mr. Wilson addressed
the men of the Hamburg-American,
Atlas and Bremen lines. He said that
when the international union is com
pleted three demands will be made
for a uniform system of wages in all
countries, the regulation of the me
chanical force in steamers in accord
ance with the amount of coal carried
and the presence of a representative
of the union whenever a crew is en
gaged. Toronto, Canada. The convention
of the American Federation of Labor
went on record as favoring woman
suffrage, an eight-hour day for post
office clerks, legislation for better pro
tection of actors and actresses from
the "extortion and corrupt business
methods" of so-called theatrical em
ployment agencies, a postal savings
bank act, deep waterways projects, a
continuation of the fight against tu
berculosis, the granting of American
citizenship to the people of Porto Rico
and the construction of a 26-foot chan
nel through the Great Lakes from
Buffalo to Duluth and from Buffalo to
' London, England. An important
scheme for the amalgamation of Brit
ish trade unions, embracing ' 15,000
skilled workers, will shortly be voted
upon. The unions concerned are the
Amalgamated Society of French Pol
ishers, the Amalgamated Union of
Cabinetmakers, the National Amalga
mated Furnishing Trades association,
and the Amalgamated Union of Up
holsterers, which have in the aggre
gate 240 branches.
Sydney, Australia. The most satis
factory outcome of the recent farm
ers' conference was the decision to
establish a co-operative company, with
a capital of $100,000, to sefl the goods
of the producers. The minimum num
ber of shares a shareholder is to be
five, and the maximum 100. The farm
ers entered heartily into the idea, and
it is expected that the required capital
wll be put up within twelve months.
Bethlehem, Pa. The wages of sev
eral thousand employes of the Bethle
hem Steel Company will be restored
to the scale in vogue before the 1907
depression, according to an announce
ment made by Charles M. Schwab,
president of the company. The in
crease will amount to ten per cent,
and will affect employes in the ma
chine shops, foundries, blast furnace
department and labor department.
Portland. Ore. The Union of Butch
ers and Meat Cutters started a move
ment some time ago looking to the
closing of meat and pork shops at six
o'clock on ordinary weekdays, nine
o'clock on Saturday and closed all
day Sundays. The great majority of
the shop keepers and market men
have agreed to comply with the re
quest and it will be put in force No
vember 18.
, New York. According to a recently
issued statement by the National Asso
ciation for the Study and Prevention
of Tuberculosis, three international
labor unions with a membership of up
ward of 100,000, and nine fraternal and
benefit organizations, with a combined
membership of nearly 3,000,000, have
during ' the last year enlisted in the
war against consumption in the trades.
Washington. An official Inquiry
has recently been made in St. Pe
tersburg, Russia, with reference to
the medical assistance - furnished
workmen by the different factories.
One-third of the enterprises give no
medical assistance at all, and 45 allow
free drugs. New regulations are like
ly to grow out of the inquiry.
New York. The official organ of
the Amalgamated Association of
Street and Electrical Railway Em
ployes of America, the Motorman and
Conductor, shows a substantial profit,
having in the last two years paid off
a large deficit, and is now on a pay
ing basis. '
Pittsburg, Pa. The national execu
tive board of the Metal Polishers and
Buffers' International union has an
nounced that it will Btart a fight in
every state in the union for the eight
hour day, and that it has set aside a
large fund to carry on this campaign.
Chicago. The Illinois State Federa
tion of Labor has taken a decisive
stand in opposition to local option.
Leavenworth, Kan. The woman
clerks in this city have formed an or
ganization. Lead, S. D. Members of the West
ern Federation of Miners working in
and around the Homestead mines,
have perfected an organization among
seven-eights of the men, and they will
refuse to work with non-union men.
This is the first time in 20 years that
they will insist upon the enforcement
of the closed shop.
Boston. Boxmakers' union members
stopped work at three local shops
and then secured a new agreement,
reducing the hours of work from 64
to 60 each week, and several other
betterments. The wage scale was not
materially changed.
Toronto, Canada. With a unani
mous chorus of "ayes," the American
Federation of Labor, adopted a reso
lution introduced by President P. J.
McArdle of the Amalgamated Associa
tion of Iron, Steel and Tin Workers
of North America, declaring the Unit
ed States Steel corporation to be "the
most formidable and aggressive ene
my" with which the organized labor
movement has to contend and recom
mending that a meeting be held dur
ing the present convention to outline
a campaign of organization among the
employes of the steel corporation and
devise ways and means to make the
fight against it more effective.
Baltimore, Md. The Consolidated
Cotton Duck Company issued orders
for mills in this city and vicinity to
shut down on Saturdays indefinitely,
owing to the scarcity and high price
of the raw material. This will cut
down the operation of the mills here
to five days a wtek. Whether or not
further curtailments in the output will
be made, depends upon the future sit
uation in the cotton market. Appar
ently there is no reason why the price
of cotton should come down, as there
was a short crop and interests lined
behind the supply are playing for a
Boston. Boston Wood, Wire and
Metal Lathers' union No. 72 elected a
committee to consider the 1910 wage
scale and working rules which will be
presented to the employers on Janu
ary 1, to take effect May 1. The lath
ers' union does not ask tor signed
agreements. It establishes wages and
rules for union men and if an employ
er does not wish to live up to them he
can endeavor to get men elsewhere,
which Is difficult, as the trade Is prac
tically absolutely organized.
New York. There are 200,000 men
and women in New York city who
are willing to work, but who are not
able to obtain employment, was the
statement made by Cora D. Harvey,
secretary of the National Committee
of the Unemployed, before the state
commission, which is investigating the
operation ' of the employers' liability
act. She urged the state to open fac
tories and employ these men and
Evansville, Ind. The electrical
workers for four of the largest firms
in the city have been discharged and
a lockout exists. The men said the
contractors have determined ' to run
an open shop, and that the fight will
be prolonged. - The contractors say
the workmen have failed to live up to
their agreement About thirty work
men are affected. Labor leaders have
suggested arbitration. . '
Toronto, Canada. Resolutions look
ing to the establishment of k national
defense fund by the American Federa
tion of Labor to assist unions in dis
tress were voted down after a spirit
ed debate. On the ground that em
ployment agencies are used as strike
breaking organizations, the federation
will attempt to have enacted national
legislation for their regulation.
Philadelphia. The Baldwin Loco
motive Works received orders for 68
locomotives from three railroads. Fif
ty passenger engines will be built for
the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy rail
road, 13 for the , Lehigh Valley and
five for the Charlotte Harbor and
Northern railrdad. The contracts ag
gregate more than 11,000,000.
Guthrie, Okla. Upon recommenda
tion of the labor organizations of Ok
lahoma, the state board of public af
fairs has adopted a rule that hereaft
er no contractor who is not willing
to stipulate that only union labor
shall be employed and union rates
paid for such labor will be permitted
to bid on state (work.
Salt Lake, Utah. The Salt Lake Ty
pographical union has started a cam
paign to secure the session of the In
ternational union for 1911. San Fran
cisco is also out for the convention
and has had a booster committee at
work for the last three months.
' Philadelphia. The Central Labor
union of this city passed resolutions
urging all organized labor wage work
ers throughout the United States to
cease work for two weeks, beginning
the day Mitchell, Gompers and Morri
son are incarcerated.
New York. The Federation of La
bor of the state of New York has de
clared its belief in woman suffrage as
a necessary step toward the better
protection of the industrial interests,
not of women wage workers only, but
of men as well.
Chicago. The Chicago Federation of
labor is doing good work in undertak
ing to limit women's working time to
ten hours a day.
Leeds, England. A Jewish labor hall
is about to be erected here.
Budapest, Hungary.' The general
run of wages in this city may be in
ferred from these rates: Bricklayers,
paid by the hour and losing even part
day time through bad weather, and
with four or five months' loss in win
ter, receive $1 to $1.50 a day; carpen
ters, working under the same condi
tions, get $1.10 to $1.50 for a day of
ten hours. ,
- Washington. A noticeable feature
in recent child labor legislation in this
country has been the Increasing em
phasis placed upon the proof of age
requirements of children who desire
to go to work. ' . 1
We thank our friends who have helped as to grow.
DEPOSITS, NOV. 16. - - - 186,460.11
, DEPOSITS, AUG, 31, - - - $174,877.43
DEPOSITS, MAY 22, , - - f 151,178.67 "
DEPOSITS, JAN. 87, - - - $147,878.08
And we hope you all had a pleastnt Thanksgiving.
Open Saturday Evenings 6 to 8. THE EAS7 O STREET "HANK
Named Shoes are Often Made
in Non-union Factories.
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
' 246 Sumner St., Boston, Mass:
John F. Tobin, Pres. Chas. L. Baine, Sec.-Treas.
First Trust II Savings Bank
Owned by Stockholders of the First National Bank3
Tenth and O Streets Lincoln, Nebraska
illy Weather
Cheerfulness '.,
These mornings make you think of the fur-
nace, eh? And coal tills? 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 anil 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 1 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 a low price.
Lincoln Gas and
Electric Light Co.