The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-????, May 20, 1910, Image 7

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    Sample Trunk of the
Western Trunk & Grip Co.,
This Week 25 Per Cent
An Unusual Sale of Dress Skirts and Silk Petticoats
Our Comer Windows, No. 9 and 10 will give you a good idea of what the garments are Every gar
ment has been taken from our regular stock and are excellent values at regular prices. This special
pricing is a regular Annual May Sale Event Make your selections early. Moderate Charge for Alterations
Dress Skirts
One big lot of Dress Skirts, consisting of
Plain Pleated Models so popular this
spring; others in new tunic effects. A
choice line in black, navy, tan, grey,
novelty stipes and -white serge. Values
that sell regularly at $7.50, your choice
Thursday morning at each
Capital Auxiliary met at the Labor
Temple, May 10th in regular session,
the meeting being called on Tuesday
83 that as the day set for the elec
tion of .delegates and alternates by
the International. Mrs. Fred Ihrlnger
was the. hostess.
The' election resulted in Mrs. W.
S. Bustard being elected delegate,
with Mrs. O. M. Wathan, alternate.
Mrs. A. Lb Compton is visiting in
York this week.
Mrs. J. E. Worley jhas returned
from Plattsmouth, where she has
been visiting her parents.
We are We are sorry to lose two
of our new members so soon, Mrs.
Pearl Ford and Mrs. T. A. McCants
having left the city.
The next regular meeting will be
held May 25th at the . Labor Temple
at 2:30 p. m. Mrs. E. A. King, hos
tess. ,
Successfully Negotiate a Couple of
Pretty Little Stunts.
The structural ironworked pulled off
a couple of neat little Jobs last week,
one in Havelock and one in Omaha.
The Havelock Job was about thirty
minutes long. The ironworkers asked
for a Saturday half-holiday and the
contractor-manager refused to grant
it. Immediately all Iron construction
ceased. "No Saturday half-holiday, no
more work at all," was the ultima
tum of the ironworkers. There was a
hasty conference of the powers, and
seeing no chance to Interest the fed
Roseine OilS
r i II Pure Pennsylvania Cylinder,
fill Engine and Dynamo Oils
VLRex Axle Grease, French
.il Automobile Oils
rlpnintf Dvpincf I
vaMJiassi -""-' J m.m.
and Pressing
Give Us Your Next Order
Lincoln Cleaning & Dye
E. W. Truman, Prop. Leo Soukup, Mgr.
320-322 So. 11th St, Lincoln. Both Phones.
eral Judiciary on the side of the bosses,
the powers capitulated. Inside of thir
ty minutes, the strike was declared
oft but the Saturday half-holiday had
been granted.
The Omaha stunt was merely the
unionizing of the big court house Job
there. It was tentatively agreed to
by the county commissioners before
the court house bonds were voted that
the building should be a union Job.
After the bonds were voted the com
missioners forgot all about it. When
the union men kicked because the
ironwork was being done by "scabs'
the commissioners merely gave the
unionists the laugh. Offers to prove
positively that the iron work wa3
"bum" were refused by the haughty
commissioners. But the unionists
kept busy and last Friday the con
tractor agreed to a conference witii
the union committee. It took about
an hour to unionize the Job. The un
ion offered to "whitewash" the non
union men who wanted to Join, and
the contractor agreed to employ only
members of the ironworkers' local.
Last Monday every ironworker on tiie
job was a union man and it was al
mighty near a new force, too.
Omaha Police Judge Helps Out Em
ployer of Children.
Deputy Labor Commissioner Mau
pin had an experience in Omaha last
week that made him sore. He filed
a complaint against F. P. Kirkendali,
a shoe manufacturer, charging him
with violation of the child labor law.
Oil Co.
e & Guenzel Co.
Kirkendali was arraigned before Po
lice Judge Crawford and virtually ad
mitted the charge. Deputy Labor Com
missioner Maupin and Attendance Of
ficer Gepson were on hand with the
proof. There was no doubt of guilt and
the two officials, after making their
case, waited to hear sentence pro
nounced. They waited in vain.
Police Judge Crawford fiddled
around, studied the law, looked at the
parties to the case, stammered a bit,
and then said:
Yours is a corporation, is it not,
Mr. Kirkendali?"
"Yes, sir; "I'm the president of the
company," said the defendant.
"Well," continued Police Judge
Crawford, "the only way I can avoid
imposing a fine, Mr. Kirkendali, is by
raising the point that the corporation,
not you personally, shoultl have been
charged with this offense'. You are
After thus acting as attorney for
the defense. Police Judge Crawford a i
Journed court. Mr. Kirkendali, who
rides in his automobile, summers in
Europe and tours the soutn in winter,
appeared in court without an attor
ney. It transpired that he did not need
to bring one with him.
This is the second -case that Deputy
Labor Commissioner Maupin has
proved before Judge Crawford, - only
to see the defendant discharged. The
first one was the manager of the
Western Union Telegraph company in
Omaha. The defendant in that case ad
mitted his guilt, but Police Judge
Crawford discharged him on the
ground that an underling In the office,
not the manager, had employed the
"The next case of the kind I file in
Omaha will not be before Police Judge
Crawford," said the deputy labor
commissioner. "That is unless the de
fendant happens to be an employer
who hasn't got a whole lot of votes un
der his control. In that event I may
not take the trouble to hunt up a Jus
tice of the peace."
Committee Will Have Something to
Report to Central Labor Union.
The committee appointed by the
Central Labor Union to frame up a
plan of holding a "Labor Chautauqua"
will have something of a report tc
submit to that body at the meeting
next Friday evening. Letters have
been received from President Gora
pers, Rev. Charles Stelzle, Raymond
Robins, John Mitchell, W. J. Bryan,
and others heartily endorsing the
idea and promising to help it along
by their presence if the dates can be
A proposition from a tent company
has been filed, and arrangements 'are
promised whereby, special Missouri
Pacific trains will be run to and from
Bethany Park in case that is the site
selected. Louis F. Post, editor of the
Chicago Public, says the "Labor Chau
tauqua" idea is one of the greatest
advanced in years. Raymond Robins is
enthusiastic. President Gompers says
its possibilities for good to the cause
of organized labor are unlimited. The
only thing needed to carry the idea
through to a glorious success is the
earnest and unselfish assistance of a
few unionists who are willing to sacri
fice time and energy for the general
good. That there are such men In Lin
coln is beyond question. The only
trouble Is to locate them and gat
them started.
Silk Petticoats
Three Big
Lot No. 1 consists of a choice line of Silk Petticoats
with deep accordian pleated flounce, trimmed with
a broad Persian boder. Beg. $6.50 values at....
Lot No. 2 consists of Silk Petticoats with fancy ac
cordian pleated flounce, finished with a 4-in. ruf
fle. This lot includes a complete line of colors and
black. Reg. $6.50 values at, each.
Lot No. 3 consists of Silk Petticoats in extra sizes in
black only. These Petticoats are made with a five
section tailored flounce. Regular $6.50 values,
Your choice
A Good Beginning
Copyright, 1910, by American Press
"Dick," said his aunt, "I think you
are making a mistake in not marrying
Jenny now. Start in with what you
have and It will grow."
Dick Larramore was very much Im
pressed with his aunt's advice. He
talked with Jenny about it, and they
agreed that they would make a be
ginning at once. Together they could
raise $75, and they knew of a cottage
they could get for $20 a month. They
fixed a date for their wedding and
began to hunt for furniture that they
could pick up at small cost.
One day Dick heard of an auction
sale of household goods that was to
take place in a neighboring village and
concluded to go over and see if he
could get auythlng that would help
him and Jenny at their housekeeping.
He bought a dining table for $4 and
a sideboard for $6. Among other
things put up for sale was a basket
full of shells, eggs and other oddities.
Dick bad always taken great interest
in curious things and bad quite a col
lection of old dirk knives, bits of un
common metals, shells and other ar
ticles. There were two large eggs in
the basket be saw at the auction that
excited his curiosity. He had never
seen eggs of that size or shape. He
forgot for the time being that he need
ed furniture and began to bid on the
basket of curios. An old woman seem
ed to covet them and bid against him
till she had raised her offer to $7. Dick
bid $7.25, and the basket was knocked
down to him.
That brought him to bis senses. ' He
had invested about one-tenth of all
he had to spend for furniture in a
basket of worthless trinkets. He was
so disgusted with himself that he left
the auction and drove home.
The boldest thing he had ever thus
far done was facing Jenny, showing
her, among his purchases, the basket
of knlckknacks.
"Why, Dick!" she exclaimed when
she saw the latter.
Dick hung his head.
"They'll make a nice ornament for
our sitting room," said the girl, seeing
by Dick's rueful appearance that he
regretted his purchase as much as she
did, and, putting her arms around his
neck, she gave him a kiss.
"What big eggs those are!" she said.
"What bird laid them?"
"I don't know." said Dick, "and I
don't care."
"We'll ask Professor Drummond."
Jenny showed Professor Drummond
the eggs, and he pronounced them
auk's eggs.
"What's an auk?" asked Jenny.
"Alcidae swimming birds with a
pointed bill, very short wings and legs
placed very far back. Penquins be
long to the alcidae family. I'm not
sure," he continued, examining the
eggs critically, "but these are eggs of
the great auk."
"Is the great auk superior to the
rest?" asked Jenny.
"In one respect. They are extreme
ly rare. Indeed. I think they are ex
tinct." "If they are extinct how came these
eggs to be in existence?"
"They must have been procured be
fore the bird's extinction. At any rate,
they are great curiosities. They must
be very valuable."
Jenny's heart leaped for Joy. Per
haps they could sell them for what
Dick gave for them. This would re
lieve bis mind, and they could buy
some kitchen utensils she needed.
"Do you think, professor," she asked,
"that we could get as much as $7.25
for them?"
The professor smiled. "If they are
Wardrobe, Dress, Steamer,
Skirt, College and Bureau
Trunks Priced at 25 Per
Cent Discount.
great silk's eggs." he replied, "you can
get more than a hundred times $7.25."
Jeuny opened her eyes.
"I would advise you to put them
away carefully. I will bring Profess
or Wilson, the naturalist, to see them.
He will settle the question whether
they are great auk's eggs or not."
Jenny put the eggs away. It was all
she could do to keep from telling Dick
what the professor had said, but she
shrank from raising her lover's ex
pectations to have them blighted, so
she kept her secret, and the next day
the two professors called, looked at
the eggs, and Professor Wilson pro
nounced the eggs those of the great
auk. He gave their value at about a
thousand dollars each. He agreed to
send a man who would offer for them
all they were worth except a fair
Jenny kept her secret In fine style,
though she said, "Heaven knows what
a struggle I have to do so!" One night
when Dick came to see her she said to
"Dick, you know what a poor busi
ness man you showed yourself In buy
ing that basket of trinkets."
"Please bury that matter."
"Well, since you were so stupid as
to buy those things I think I had bet
ter sell them for you. I've sold the
two big eggs already."
"Sold them?"
"Yes. I got a good price for them."
"How much?"
"Two thousand dollars."
"Stop your nonsense and tell me."
Jenny drew a check for $2,000 and
tried to show it to him. but her feel
ings overcame her. and. throwing her
arms around his neck, he could see
nothing at all.
They spent the rest of the evening
locked in each other's arms and plan
ning what they would do with their
His Conversion
Copyright, 1910, by American Press
Some years ago I visited the far
west, passing through a region that
had been Infested by the worst ele
ment of society.
1 1 put up one night at the bouse of
John Murphy, a sheep raiser. His
ranch house was not large, but com
fortable, and its decorations showed
evidence of refinement His wife was
a woman who impressed me as one
having considerable equipoise and
character. After supper 1 went out
on the porch to have a smoke with
Murphy and listened with interest to
his account of the building up of his
region. During our conversation I
stated the opinion that men were
what women made them. Then he
told me his story.
"You're dead right, stranger," he
said, "and I'm one of the men that
has been made by a woman. When I
came to this country it was from an
eastern city, and my education was
derived from the dime novel. I was
a waif, with no father or mother to
instill Into me the fact that however
brave the road agents and others of
whom I read they were acting on a
wrone principle. As it was, I ad
mired them, and almost before I be
came a man I scraped up enough mon
ey to bring me out here to live the
life of my heroes of the dime novel.
"I soon got to be a head man among
them and. for eight years lived a life
that I would give anything I have to
forget, I have to be thankful for only
one thing. During that frightful pe
riod I never took a life. I didn't ac
cumulate any money, and if I bad I
should later on have got rid of It.
"One evening I stopped at a bouse
and knocked at the door. , 1 Intended
to ask for some supper, expecting once
Inside to get my bearings for valuu
bles and take them away with uie.- I
confining my operations to stage
coaches, army paymasters and the
like, but a man is always going either
uphill or downhill, and as 1 was
necessarily going down I wasnt above
taking anything I could get my bands
on, even from a woman.
"A woman came to the door. She
was young and fairly good looking. To
my request for some supper she gave
a smiling assent, asking me to come
in and make myself comfortable. She
went into the kitchen, and I looked .
about me. There was a chimney in
the room where I was with no fire. I
knew a chimney was a favorite place
to bide money, and, going to the fire
place, I stooped and looked up. On a
projecting brick I saw a small box.
which I appropriated and. lifting the
cover, saw a lot of bills and loose.
change. 1 slipped It all in my pocket
and put the box back in the chimney.
"By and by the young woman came
in and set a good supper on the table.
I ate my fill and when I had finished
took out one of the coins I had taken
from the box and handed it to her.
"No she said, there's nothing to
pay. You re quite welcome to your
supper. I hope it has done you good.
You looked tired and hungry when you
came in, and I felt sorry for you. So
I have given you the best in the
That was the first lesson in kindli
ness I ever received. At any rate, it
was the first that ever took hold of
me. When I thought of the contents
of the box in my pocket and my offer
tag one of her own coins In payment
for her kindness, not the least part of
which was the way she offered it, my
despicable meanness seemed to shrivel .
me all up. ; I couldn't look her In the
" 'You don't need to go on.' she said.
We have a spare bed upstairs.'
"I was thinking how I would get the
money back in the box in the chim
ney, and it occurred to me that if 1
stayed there all night I could slip
down in the night and do the Job. So
I said: Thank you, miss. If you
don't mind I reckon I will. It'll be a
great accommodation to me.'
'"No more than to me. My brother
and his wife have gone away for a
few days and left me alone with the
children. They say that Murphy
gang is operating in the neighbor
hood, and I wouldn't mind having a
man in the house.' ,
"'In that case.' I said, 'I think I'll
sleep on that lounge, and I'll guaran
tee that no man gets upstairs unless
be goes over my dead body.'
"I knew two of my men would be
along there that night, and I reckoned
they'd take in anything by the way.
The first thing I did before turning
In was to put the meNy back in the
box. When I'd done that I felt the
first of a kind of comfort I'd never
experienced before; I didn't go to
sleep, wanting to be awake If any one
called. In the middle of the night my
two men. Fete ' Barnlckel and Colora
do Bill, did call. I showered bullets
everywhere about them except Just
where they were, and they concluded
there must be a whole vigilance com
mittee Inside. When they bad gone I
I beard a soft voice call 4own the
" Thank you.'
" 'Just you go to sleep. ; I'm In com
mand here."
, "And I've been In command here
ever since. I married the girl. . I
idldn't confess till shortly before the
wedding and have been living here
ever since. My wife owned the prop
erty, and after I came In her brother's
family went off to a mnch they
bought farther west,"
Thrifty Squanderers.
When Napoleon entered Oenoa In
1805 the rich patricians" of the city
exerted themselves to gain the favor
of the conqueror by all sorts of flat
tering attentions. The most elaborate
of these was a banquet patterned aft
er the famous one offered by Antony
to Cleopatra., The tables were set In
an artificial garden, floating on pon
toons, which were towed out to sea
during the progress of the feast. At
the conclusion of the banquet--agaln
In Imitation of Antony and Cleopatra
all the costly gold and silver plate was
flung into the sea. This little tribute
of honor to the emperor was not so ex
pensive as it seemed, for the floating
garden was surrounded with nets, and
the plate was subsequently recovered. :
, ' Cranberries.
Cranberries were formerly known
under the name of marsh or fen
wborts, fenberries, marshberries, moss
berries. In "New England Rarities"
(1672) Josselyn described the cranberry
as the bearberry. The word so Insep
arably associated In the New England
mind with turkey Is not In Johnson's
or Bailey's dictionary. Perhaps the
colonists adapted It from the German
kranichbeere or kranbeere, the berry
now known preferably by German lex
icographers as affenbeere. Wherever
the name came from, it appeared In
English literature in 1672, aa noted
above, and from a writer of 1694 we
know that cranberry tarts were then
relished, as they were later by Queen
Victoria in the biehlands. Fur News.
Honor Above All.
Believe It to be the greatest of all
Infamies to prefer your existence to
your honor, and for the sake of life
to lose every Inducement to live.
Evil In Neglected Legislation.
In Belgium, where education Is not
compulsory, 21 per cent, of the work
ing people over ten years of age can
neither read nor write.
To the Man of Honer.
Base gains are the same as leasee.
had started in with the intention of