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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (Feb. 5, 1910)
S U I T
To Your ORDER
Fits and Misfits
are being given to men all over town, but you'll never get a misfit
here. We are experienced cutters and fitters, and make it a point
to give every patron the best fit possible in the choicest fabrics,
beautifully lined and finished and perfect in every detail of making.
Yet we do not ask any fancy price for our high-class goods and
With Every Suit Otdered this Week
an Extra $5.oo Fancy Vest
SCOTCH WOOLEN MILLS
133 SOUTH 13th STREET
J. H. McMULLEN, Mgr. AUTO 2372
Farmers and Merchants BanK
THE BANK HABIT
"I have been a wageearner,
foreman, and employer. I have
a thousand men on my pay roll
at a time and I'll tell you this:
The man with the "Bank Habit"
is the one who never gets laid off,
he's the one who can get along
without you, but you cannot get
along without him."
Open Saturday evenings 6 to 8 F. & M. bldg. 15th & 0 Sts.
THE WORKERS UNIVERSITY
The Sunday Afternoon Lectures of the Lincoln Economic
Educational League should be of especial interest to work
ing men and women.
PROGRAM, SUNDAY FEB. 6th
Music, "The Marseillaise," Mrs. F.J. Webb
Tenor solo, "If I only had the World to Give you." Frank R.
Lecture, "Whither are we Drifting"? Clyde J. Wright
At A. O. U. W. Hall, 1007 O St., Sunday Feb. 6th
Meetings open at 3 p. m., sharp, and close promptly at
SEATS ARE FREE
Brief Bit of News Picked and Pilfered
Federal Union iu Port Worth, Tex.,
has a membership ot 407.
The Pontine (Mich.) Garment com
lauyi granted a 10 per cent increase
voluntarily to about 75 machine oper
ators. The Union Match company of Du
luth, Minn., makes the "Tip Top" and
"Starlit' match, both or which are
union made. See that your grocer
Members of the Brotherhood of Ijo-
coi:otive Engineers on the Pere Mar
tinet te railroad will receive an tn-
crease in pay and better working con
The national otlices of the (iarmcnt
Workers' Union have passed a rule
Hot to leeognize petty strikes here
after unions ganctionej by them at the
Carpenters in Fort Worth, Tex.,
show an increase during the past year
of more than 100 per cent. The two
unions have a combined membership
of over 600.
The Cincinnati Butcher Supply com
pany has renewed articles of agree
ment with Woodworkers' District
Council. This 1b the largest concern of
Us kind in the west.
Professional and business women In
Oklahoma City, Okla., have organized
to lift some of the burdens of young
girls and women who are employed in
offices and stores.
After a three years' struggle the
Eastland Brothers' Paint and Paper
company in Oklahoma City, Okla., has
been unionized, which makes the
Painters' Union at least a 98 per cent
Girls working at the necktie trade In
Chicago are piece workers, earning
the most sweatshop pay, only $4 to
$8 a week during the busy season.
They are now organizing unions.
A Joint committee of the M. U. R.
employes of Jackson, Albion, Battle
Creek and Kalamazoo has been formed
and will hereafter look after griev
ances on the Michigan United.
One thousand and forty-five lives
were lost in the coal mines of Penn
sylvania last year, according to reports
received by the state department of
mines. In 1908 the number was 1,250.
There are 61 printing offices in Cin
cinnati and vicinity using the Allied
Printing Trades label. Two new offices
have been added to the list of union
printing offices during the past month.
Commissioner of Labor John Wil
liams of New York state, in his annual
report, says that not only has the
number of violations of the child la
bor law decreased, but the whole
number of children in factories is con
Owing to the cost of living being
out of all proportion to wages, the
bookbindery girls of Portland, Ore.
have asked for a higher wage, and be
ing refused they are on a strike. The
binderies of the city are temporarily
A conference of Italian professors,
settlement workers, doctors and other-
professionals held at the headquarters
of the Woman's Trade Union League
In New York City and it was decided
to organize the Italian workers Into
There will be no strike of telegraph
operators on the Big Four railroad, a !
compromise having been reached on
the wage question.
The dual organization of plasterers
formed in Indianapolis has thrown up
the sponge and become members of
the Operative Plasterers' union.
All hut three Italian workmen im
ported from New York to work in
Prlntz & Biederman's cloak shop in
Cleveland have deserted and gone
The Cigarmakers' strike against the
firm of B. Pfeifer in New York city
has been settled and the 400 employes
returned to work. The six discharged
employes have been reinstated.
George W. Beiber of Joliet, 111.,
made his last run on the Michigan
Central railroad from Joliet to Lake,
Ind., Saturday, rounding out 55 years
of continuous service and retiring on
i During the past year there were 40,
prosecutions for violations of the child
labor laws in manufacturing establish
ments of the state of New Jersey, ac
cording to the annual repdrt of Lewis
T. Bryant, commissioner of labor.
W. E. Gladstone once said: "I pain-
fully reflect that in almost every
great political controversy of the last
50 years the leisure classes, the edu
cated classes, the wealthy classes, the
titled classes, have been in the wrong.'
Leather Workers' Union in Ottawa,
Ont., has entered an appeal against
the decision of Magistrate O'Keefe in
dismissing the charge against the
Hugh Carson company of importing
alien labor. The appeal will be heard
The packages handed on New Year's
by the Santa Fe railroad in Kansas to
the section men consisted of a reduc
tion in wages from $1.15 to $1.03 per
day. The Santa Fe is one of the
greatest "scab" concerns in America
International Longshoremen's Asso
ciation in San Francisco will publish
an official organ, The Longshoreman
It is stated that the union is increas
ing rapidly in membership and that
its financial standing is beyond expeo
Officials of the Bryant Paper com
pany in liAiamazoo, Allen., announce
that before the end of another year a
new three-machine paper mill will 'be
erected near the site of the present
mill, the addition making the Bryant
paper properties the largest book pa
per plant in the world.
The contest between the Building
Trades Council and the Builders' Ex
change in San Jose, Cal;, which opened
on June 14, 1909, on account of the re
fusal of the exchange to accept the
new wage schedule is a tring of the
past. Union rules now prevail.
Vaudeville actors in Chicago again
are on the warpath. Following their
success a few months ago In raising
salaries to $25 a week for singles and
$50 a week for doubles, they are now
planning to put the Chicago Vaudeville
Managers' Association and the book
ing agency of Frank Q. Doyle out of
Within the last two months the fol
lowing new unions have been organ
ized in Kansas: In Emporia, a typo
graphical union; in Atchison, a ma
chinist's union; in Horten, a tele
phone operators' union; in Kansas
City, a plumbers' union, and in Pitts
burg, a printing pressmen's union.
In a conference between represen
tatives of the James A. Banister Shoe
company of Newark, N. J., and its
striking lasters, , an amicable agree
ment was reached, and the strike,
which affected about 250 lasters, in
cluding those in the Boyden Shoe com
pany and the Johnston & Murphy com
pany, was settled. .
Three thousand Cook county (111.)
brickmakers have given notice to the
manufacturers that they intend to in
sist on. a wage increase of 15 per cent
on the expiration of their present
agreement. The manufacturers re
cently have installed new patented ma
chines which do away with almost one
half the labor and as a result a large
number of men' have been thrown out
The Grand Pry Goods Company
Great Red Tag Mill End Ssle
Closes Saturday, Feb. 12th, at Midnight
EVEN IN PHILADELPHIA.
Typographical Union No. 2, of Phila
delphia has won a notable victory in
having the printing of the manual of
the city councils awarded to a strictly
union concern. The binding contracts
were also let to a concern using the
union label. For many years these
jobs have been let to scab concerns
The city ordinances require the work
to be done by firms paying the union
scale of wages and working only eight
hours a day. Detroit Union Advocate.
Our entire stock of Dry Goods, Clothing, Shoes, Ladies' Suits and
Cloaks, Milinery, Ladies' and Men's Furnishings, Trunks, Suit Cases
and Furniture at prices unheardof in Lincoln. A regular price-cutting
outrage; sweeping reductions throughout the entire store. Monster
lots of merchandise are doomed to go. It will be a grand sale; it will
spell True Economy. Greatest value giving achievement in this store's
career; reduced prices that will undoubtedly create a sensation. We
have tremenduous assortments in all lines; the sacrifice is sweeping
and absolute. You will wonder at the rare, unheardof reductions the
idea is to make this the crowning achievement of this store's career.
cA $50,000 stock of staple merchandise on sale at a shameful disre-;
gard of value.
Everything Marked in Plain Figures
The Grand Dry Goods Company
SUCCESSORS TO .
10TH & P STREETS
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For Your Spring Sewing
BOSTON LABOR LEADER DEAD.
Jermemiah Harrington, president of
Boston Bricklayers' Union, and one of
the best known union leaders in the
country, died last week of pneumonia.
Harrington welcomed the delegates to
the big Bricklayers and Masons' con
vention, which closed Sunday. Har
rington has been an international vice-
president . of . his. union.. He was
years old and a native .of Halifax, N. S,
We have Greatly Enlarged our Sew
ing Machine department, having placed in
charge a sewing machine demonstrator and
instructor from factory, who will be pleased
to explain the merits of the Standard.
Standard Machines are "standard" in
every sense. Made of the best materials,
with the latest improvements in both the
vibrator and rotary styles, the latter making
both the lock and chain stitch. , r
Among the points of advantage with the
Standards are ease of operation, speed
of sewing, durability, adaptability to
light or heavy sewing, attractive ap
pearance, and dependability..
Supplies and Repairs We are. now in
position to do satisfactory repair work and
furnish supplies for all makes of machines
at moderate rates. ' , .
rp Cirt4itH Dnfarv THE SHUTTLE never stops when stitching as do the vibrator
1 lie 5lclrlClirCl IVUl machines, but keeps ever onward, each, stitch helping to make
the noxt. THE NEEDLE BAB has only two motions, whereas " other machines have " four, thus, no heavy
balance wheel is needed to carry it by the stops and starts. This is why the Standard Rotary is so much easier
to run; sews so much faster and is almost noiseless; has the most improved attachments; makes both the lock
and chain stitch ou the same machine. We will be glad to demonstrate these claims to you in the basement.
THE NORTH DIRECTORY.
There are many reasons why the
North City Directory should be pat
ronized by every citizen of Lancaster
county who needs a directory. One
reason is that it is wholly a home
product All the work is done in Lin
coln, and Lincoln wage earners do it.
The. men, who publish it are, Lincoln
business men whose every interest-is
in Lancaster county. Apart from this
it is the most complete directory ever
issued for the community. In addi
tion to containing the names of all
males over 21 years of age, it will
contain the names of all Lancaster
county taxpayers, a complete direc
tory of Havelock, University Place,
College View, and Bethany, and the
"thumb indexed," and contain miany
other valuable and handy features.
The North Directory has given sat
isfaction in the past and there is every
reason why it should be patronized
to the exclusion of outside. directories.
The money spent for or invested in
the North Directory is kept in Lin- ,
coin. - :',:y a
names of wives who are propertyhold
Ws in their own right.' It will ;also be
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