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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (Sept. 1, 1905)
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Will bo interested to know that we have in all our fall and
many of our winter goods. Even winter cloaks, women's
and children's arc here in excellent selections.
It is a choice time to bin- and it will pay to purchase all of
the winter merchandise you can forsee the need of this sea
son. It will pay your expenses to the Fair and give you
the choice of the best full lines of the wear.
This is a prime time to buy
Fall and Winter Suits, Fall and Winter Cloaks,
Fall and Winter Dress Goods.
Fall and Winter Millinery, Winter Bedding,
Winter Underwear, New Carpets and Rugs,
New Fur Qarments, New Linens and Laces,
New Dress Trimmings.
Miller & Paine
1 3th and 0 Streets, Lincoln, Neb
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Our August Special Sale
was a fyuge success. Next
week we will make our
Fall Anuounbement. We
'J?avesome great bargains
in stock. Thanking our
fziends for tfyeir patron
age, and trusting to merit
a continuance of the same,
we are, Youzs tzuly,
LINCOLN CLO. CO.
X Of the Lewis and Clark Exposition, . V
Portland, Oregon, telegraphs as fol- f
1 "I congratulate and thank the Union Q If
I I Pacific in behalf of the directorate II
I I for the superb Lewis and Clark fold- I I
I I er. It is one of the most elaborate 1 I
f and complete of any issued in connec- 1
tion with the Exposition."
Those who intend to visit
The Oregon Country
I I will find in this publication a rare
I I fund of information. It tells you of
f the shortest way to reach the Exposi- 1
I I tion City; what is to be seen en route, I I
I I and of the return trip through ( II
Free on application to J
XN. E. B. SLOSSON,
. GENERAL AUEHT,
-When You Want
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General Banking Business. Interest on time deposits
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UNION MADE SHOES
Icarry nothing but union made
shoes, and have a full line of
thein. I manufacture shoes and
shoe uppers. A share of union
patronage is respectfully solicited.
S. L McCOY
1529 0 St., Lincoln
a Union Cigar
Label Is On the Box.
Ernest Kreft of Philadelphia, No. 2,
has been hewn out of presidential tim
ber. Kreft's brain is in proportion
to the size of his body, and Kreft is a
physical giant. Every time he took
the floor at Toronto he commanded at
tention, and it was Kreft who carried
the Philadelphia banner to victory on
the floor of the convention.
"We now have the pleasure of pay
ing 10 per cent," writes Will Bustard
from Chicago. "I would have liked
itbetter if the assessment had been
higher, and I'm going to stay right
here and see the thing through."
Bustard hands out the interesting in
formation that Ollie Mickel left Chi
cago and went to St. Paul because
Chicago's drinking water did not agree
W. M. Maupin entertained the mem
bers of Typographical Union No. 209
at his home, 1216 G street, Thursday
evening, the occasion being the forty
second anniversary of his appearance
on earth. Cigars and watermelons
constituted the bill of fare.
Mrs. J. E. Mickel left Thursday
morning for Harvard, Neb., where she
will join her husband. Mr. Mickel
writes that he is more than pleased
with his new situation. The best
wishes of all the craft will go with
Mr. and Mrs. Mickel.
Max Berger of Milwaukee never
loses an opportunity to introduce his
anti-militia resolution into the con
vention. Seven times he has intro
duced it and seen it overwhelmingly
defeated, but he has the eighth one
already drawn for introduction at
Colorado Springs. "Jim Lynch is a
goot man," said Berger. "Und Chon
nie Brarawood is a good man; but
dey vas no better as Shorge Vashing
ton unt Abraham Lincoln."
James Monroe Kreiter, Washington
correspondent of the Journal, had to
wait a long time before he got his lit
tle medal. And he wouldn't have got
it at Toronto if it had not been for the
Shelby Smith case. .Teems Monroe
was made reading clerk, and it is the
unanimous verdict that he stands first
on the list of ' convention reading
clerks, beginning at the bottom and
Shepard of Washington was there.
"For God's sake send in your dues;
the circle's officials need the money!"
Crafty fellows, that bunch of Parry
ltes in Omaha. The Omaha board of
education has had printing done for a
year or two ahead just to help the
Typothetae bunch when the strug
gle for the 8-hour day begins. What
the unionists of Omaha should do to
that bunch of "scab educationalists"
would be a plenty if done properly.
Foreman Buchanan of the Nashville
American was at Toronto. A few
months ago Mr. Buchanan fell down
an elevator shaft, and in addition to
breaking both legs he smashed a
couple of ribs and was otherwise
"shuck up." But when the Royal
Highlander . regiment band played
"Dixie" he could do fancy steps with
the best of them.
"Joe" Jackson of St. Louis was the
biggest man at Toronto physically.
Josephus put in twenty-five hours a
day explaining that it was all a mis
take and a misunderstanding.
Here is a little story told by Super-
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also maKe rugs ovt o! ;
1 old carpets . . . .
Capital Carpet Cleaning
and Rug Works
T. H. McBatiey, Prop.' Both Phones
has been selected the official route Chicago to Toronto and leturn ac
count International Typographical Union Convention, held in Toionto,
Aug. 14th to 19th, 1905.
Stop overs allowed at Detroit, Niagara Falls. Tickets good on
Steamers between Detroit and Buafflo, the Great Gorge Route Rail
way and the Niagara Navigation Co. Boats used Niagara Falls to Toron
to, the only line giving passengers views of the Falls, Rapids, Brock's
Monument and the romantic scenery of the Niagara River.
For full information, descriptive maps, folders, etc. Call on or
HARRY E. MOORES,
G. A. P. D., Wabash R. R.
intendent Deacon of the Union Print
"In the report of the Home's
finances will be found an item to the
effect that a "Friend" donated $25 to
that institution. Several months ago
Mr. Bryan was a visitor at the Home.
I was absent at the time, but Mrs.
Deacon showed him about the insti
tution, and at the request of our guests
he made a little talk to them. As he
started away he slipped a roll of bills
into Mrs. Deacon's hand and said:
'Use this to the best advantage for
the benefit of the boys.' He said
something about not saying anything
about it, but just what it was both
Mrs. Deacon and myself have forgot
ten." Lincoln Typographical Union No.
209 meets next Sunday afternoon, and
a full attendance should be out. Dele
gates Coffee and Smith will report,
and there will be something interest
ing from the executive committee con
cerning the settlement of the trouble
at the Nebraska Printing company. By
the way, the Nebraska is really the
only all-'round square shop in the city,
being alone in having an agreement
with printers, pressmen and book
binders. . '
A whole lot of the newer members
of the Typographical Union have
never been convinced of the existence
of an "inside organization." But it is
there, just the same, although it is by
nc means as powerful as it used to be.
But it is still powerful enough to
wield a mighty influence. Some of
its tracks were visible at Toronto.
The "Wahneetas" or "Juanitas," just
as you please, are still wriggling.
On the trip back from Hamilton to
Toronto there was a terrific swell on
the lake, and the motion of the boat
made a number of the passengers
sick. Among the sick ones was Riley
of Houston, a 'fine old Southern gen
tleman." As Riley leaned over the
boat's rail and paid tribute to the
fishes Brown of Fredonia stepped up
"Is your stomach weak, old man?"
"O, I don't think so," moaned Riley
between gasps. "It seems to be
throwing it as far as the rest of 'em."
There is some talk of organizing a
"Printers' Club" in Lincoln. Such
organizations flourish in other cities
and have proved beneficial to the
What's the matter with organizing
a "Colorado Springs Club" and be
ginning now to plan for a big bunch
for the next convention? . A small
weekly assessment will; raise a fund
that will defray the expenses, and a
camping out party will furnish oodles
of fun. Think it over.
INNOCENT, OF COURSE.
Employers Would Not Be Guilty of
Doing Anything Like That!
The three imported strike-breakers,
Patrick Farley Robert Houghton and
W. H. Warren, the men caught in the
act. of placing obstructions on the Bay
City (Mich.) Traction company's
tracks be prosecuted to the finish.
Patrick Farley claims that he was
acting under orders, but the com
pany's officers say this is uptrue.
However, Judge Shephard, who has
been fining injunction-breakers heav
ily, will now have a chance to try his
hand on -the "other fellows." St. Paul
WHY WAS IT?
Lincoln Leatherworkers Signed an
Ppen Shop Agreement Recently.
Recently the Leatherworkers of Lin
coln agreed to the opeii' shop, being
content with promised recognition of
a grievance committee. The excuse
was that the open shop prevailed all
around and that it was either open
shop or lost jobs. Now comes the
news that ten of the largest shops in
Kansas City have signed up with
Local Union No. 1, Brotherhood of
Leatherworkers on Horse Goods, ac
cepting the new scale presented.
True Lincoln has but two shops,
while Kansas City has a dozen or
more, but if Kansas City can get an
agreement and scale, what was the
matter with Lincoln?
Notes of Labor Garnered From All
Sections of the Country.
On to Beatrice.
Of course you are going to Beatrice
Union made shaes at Rogers &
Typographical Union meets next
Mrs. Charles Turner visited in Te
cumseh this week.
Is the label on your shoes, in your
hat and on your "chews?"
The union label is the bulwark of
the American workingman.
The Central Labor Union meets
next Tuesday evening. Be there.
Miss Maud Spence of Omaha is the
guest of Mr. and Mrs. rstine King.
The largest line of union made
shoes in the city at Rogers & Perkins.
If your dealer floes not handle
"Blue Ribbon" cigars, call up Neville
Smoke "Blue Ribbon" cigars.
Union made. Manufactured by Ne
ville & Gardner.
Of all typesetting machines in use
in the United States and Canada, 85.3
per cent are operated by union
President Woodard of the Carpen
ters was ill several days this week,
but managed to keep going in the in
terest of the Labor Day excursion.
The Pressmen's Union is feeling
quite chesty these days. The member
ship has been increased, the interest
renewed and the work of the union
The municipal government at Beau
mont, Tex. employs union labor on
all buildings and repair work, and the
Woman's Label League is actively en
gaged in agitating the union label.
The Union Pacific train for Beatrice
leaves from the Fourth street station
at 7:25 a. m., and returning leaves
Beatrice at 7 p. m. Fare for the
round trip Labor Day is 90 cents, chil
dren half price. '
Henry Schnasse, web press helper
at .the Free Press office, has taken out
a helper's card in the union. This
makes the Free Press press room all
union. Schnasse is laying off now to
nurse a sore foot. He let a door fall
A resolution recently moved by a
Socialist member in the parliament of
Holland, calling for a maximum 8
hour workday for miners, was defeat
ed by 58 to 28 votes, in spite of the
fact that in 1903 the governjnent
promised this reform.
Colored cooks have been displaced
by white men on all the dining cars
ou the Union Pacific railroad. Criti
cisms have been made that, while the
colored man's cooking might be of a
superior quality, he was not cleanly
and painstaking as the white man in
his traveling kitchen.
The West Australian government
has taken steps to reduce the amount
of labor carried on in the gold mines
on Sunday. Certain work is necessary
on Sunday, but the practice has
grown into an evil, and a course has
been adopted which will prevent the
system of permits for Sunday labor
The Brotherhood of Locomotive En
gineers is making great preparations
for the rally in Lincoln on September
28-29. Grand Chief Stone has promised
to be present, and other distinguished
members of the Brotherhood will as
sist to make the occasion one long to
Lord help the millionaire! There is
Rockefeller with no appetite; Morgan
is so restless that he can't stay long
in one place; Carnegie has long been
a sufferer from dyspepsia, and the rest
of 'em are dying with envy because
they are not as rich as the three of
them. Blessed be bacon and beans
and health, with the grace of God!
Some days those 'divinely appointed"
guardians who now have a monopoly
possession of the gifts of nature will
be called upon to relax their grip or
surrender altogether. There is an
impression now undergoing the pro
cess of percolation which seriously
threatens this assumption of "divine
inheritance" by the few, while the
many suffer. Trades Unionist.
OF COURSE IT HELPS.
Union Label Adds to the Selling Quali
, ties of All Goods.
The statement is made that the
Douglas shoe factory is turning out
10,000 pairs of shoes a day. This
statement seems impossible, in the
face of the assertions of our friends (?)
of the Manufacturers' Association, that
the use of the union label renders
goods unsaleable. Surely it is impos
sible to sell that many pairs of union
labeled shoes in a day. And then,
too, Mr. Douglas pays union wages,
which according to these same gentle
men, must inevitably result in bank
ruptcy. With the terrible drain upon
his resources from the payment of ex
tortionate wages and the loss of busi
ness resulting from the use of the la
bel no wonder Mr. Douglass made such
a race for a job as governor of Massa
chusetts. He needs the salary to
keep the wolf from the door. Trades
Union Advocate. ,
A Bunch of Items from the Knights of
Saw and Plane.
Let the carpenters all fall loyally in
line for Labor Day. Take your wives
and babies and go on a day's outing to
Beatrice. Besides your visit will give
strength and encouragement to our
carpenters there who are trying to
hold up the banner of Unionism. Re
member that the prestige of our union
is, at stake. Whatever ' you do don't
work for a boss on that day.
Section 6 of our trade rules, says:
"No work shall be done on Labor Day
except by a two-thirds vote of the
lora union. If yon work that day
you violate your obligation and prove
false to all your pledges.
If you cannot go to Beatrice at
least go somewhere for a day's outing.
Of course the "scabs" will work; that
is to be expected. The man who does
not possess gumption, enough to stand
up in defense of his own janA his fel
lows' welfafe is too narrow and selfish
to observe any of the laws and usages
of civilized society. Let him work,
but for heaven's sake don't let any
man who holds a union card brand
himself as being of the same caliber.
Bro. Joseph White, a veteran of the
Wichita, Kas., union, was a guest of
Bro. S. .J Kent last Monday. He has
been visiting his brother, J. W. White,
a Burlington engineer, living at 1938
Bro. S. J. Kent will deliver the
Labor Day address at Ottumwa, la.,
under the auspices of the Labor as
sembly. This will be the second
time Brother Kent has spoken in that
city on Labor Day.
Union 1055 now has a sick and ac
cident benefit membership which is
optional. The dues are 25 cents per
month. Benefits of H to $5 per week,
providing your sickness is of more
than one week's duration. Benefits
are confined to twelve weeks in twelve
consecutive months. If you want to
be a member lose no time in giving
your name to the financial secretary.
There will be no more passing the
hat in Union 1055. Members who, are
not willing to pay a trifle into a sick
fund should not expect assistance in
time of sickness or accident.
Bro. C. E. Woodard, our president,
is putting in a whole lot of time hust
ling to make the Labor Day excursion
to Beatrice a success. In the words
of ex-Speaker Elder, "stay by her,
The writer is informed that Bro. S.
A. Webb is quite sick.
. The business agent has been run
ning around with a lame foot the past
week, caused by stepping on the sharp
point of a nail.
. Ten candidates were initiated last
Have you seen the beautiful blue
and gold pin of the carpenters on sale
for 25 cents. These and tickets to
Beatrice can be obtained of the busi
Bro. Anton Artz took a clearance
this week, and will return to his old
home in Philadelphia.
Bro. William Dullenty is now in
Butte, Mont. He writes that he is
getting $5 per day of 8 hours.
ALL READY FOR LABOR DAY.
Committees Have Arranged Every
thing for Next Monday's Holiday.
The general committee on Labor
Day met at Carpenter's hall Wednes
day and completed arrangements for
Labor Day. Mark T. Castor was se
lected as marshal of the day, and .the
Woman's Label League was accorded
the post of honor at the head of the
parade in Beatrice. . The drawing
for places in line resulted as follows:
Allied Printing Trades. ,
The Calliope Quartet was engaged
to furnish music on tiki special train
and at the grounds. Fred A. Karcher,
the well known musician and enter
tainer, was engaged to furnish enter
tainment on the grounds during the
day. The guarantee fund of J200 for
the special was raised and placed in
the hands of the treasurer.
Every ( arrangement has been made
for a good time, and every man, wo
man and child who can should by all
means join the crowd for Beatrice. It
is going to be one of those occasions
you read about in the story boks. The
program in full appears elsewhere in
this issue. Tickets for the excursion
can be secured from the committee or
at Wohlenburg's cigar store up until
Sunday evening. Monday morning at
UNIONISM AND WAGES.
The Union the Only Method the Work
er Has for Self-Protection.
At no time within the past thirty
years have the wage earnings of the
miners been as fair as they are now.
It is. true that some are earning lower
wages than they have been; but the
average wage is much higher. But
when I say that the wages are high,
I don't4 mean by any means that I m
satisfied or that I want you to be
satisfied. If you "were to get an in
crease ' of 20 per cent in your .wage
earnings tomorrow I would still b
asking for more.
I believe that a high-paid working
man is better than a low-paid working
man. A union workingman is better
off than a non-union man. Five years
ago you could not have dared to do it,
for there would have been no work for
your leaders the next day. Five years
ago you were getting 27 per cent less
in wages than what you are getting at
the present time.
In addition to this you secured a de
crease in the price of powder and a
practical abolishment of the company's
store. Along with these and many
other improved conditions the mine
workers have secured a positive recog
nition of the union, through the con
ciliation board, which guaranteed a -fair
consideration of the grievances of
the mine workers. John Mitchell. :
FOOLISH MR. BAER.
Baer the Coal King Fails to Read His
Mr. George F. Baer, president of the
Reading railroad, is a very able man
who sometimes says very foolish,
things. Mr. Bafer has. broken loose
again. His latest utterance is the fol
lowing: "Cain was the first striker and he
killed Abel because Abel was the
A sentence ; like this might be al
most incendiary in its effect. It is
certainly not calculated to aid in the
solution of the labor problem, nor will
it serve the cause of peace in the an
thracite coal fields. ' 'It is a very un
gracious, not to say false, statement.'
Cain was the first murderer, and to
say that Cain was the first striker is
the same as saying that strikers are
murderers. To declare that Cain
willed Abel because Abel was the
more prosperous fellow is practically
to charge that labor strikes have as
their predominating motive envy of
the rich. '
There have been too many strikes
in which violence has been done and
murder committed, but the vast ma
jority of strikers are not murderers
either in fact or in intent. , There is
no doubt much labor agitation which
is kept alive by envy of the rich, but
that is not the predominating motive
of labor organizations. Mr. Baer ought
to be ashamed of himself Wall Street
A CLEVER INVENTION.
Lincoln Man Invents a Feeder for the
Charles Bowers, a union printer of
Lincoln, has invented a feeder for the
linotype machine. It automatically
feeds the pigs of metal into the melt
ing pot. as needed, the' machine being
put into operation by .a rachet device
when the metal in the pot is lowered
to a certain stage. , By the use of this
ingenious arrangement a large share
of the operator's time is saved, result-'
ing a correspondingly increased out
put of type. - "
Mr. Bowers has ' perfected his
machine after several months of hard
work, and is now figuring to have it
placed upon- the market. Numerous
attempts have been made to invent
feeders, but Mr. Bowers is the first
to offer a machine that overcomes all
objections. It i,s ' comparatively
cheap, cannot be jarred into operation
by the running of the machine, and is
attached in such a manner as to be
entirely out of the way of '- the
"THE NEW BATTLE."
Rev. Samuel Z. Batten Will Preach
Next Sunday Evening.,'
"The New Battle for Human Rights"
will be the topic of Rev. Samuel Zane
Datien s sermon ai. me x irsi .Dapusi
church next Sunday evening. Rev.
Mr. Batten is a firm advocate of
unionism and one of the fraternal dele
gates from the Ministerial Association
to the Central Labor Union. A cor
dial invitation is extended to all work
men to attend and hear this sermon.
They will find in Rev. Mr. Batten a
staunch defender and friend, and in
his sermon .they will find much to
The Junior -Auxiliary will again
meet at 127 So. 10th at 3:30 p. m.
Sunday, September 3. Fathers and
mothers, boys and girls should all turn
out at this meeting before Labor Day
and both tickets and badges will be
distributed at this meeting. .
The meeting last Sunday was quite
a success if the number present was
small. A president and a vice presi
dent and secretary were elected but
owing to the smallness of the gather
ing further elections were put off till
next Sunday.' -
Now boys bring in a lot of new
ones this coming Sunday, so that you
will make some showing Labor Day.
Bring your fathers and mothers out.
it will be a pleasure to them to see
you in- line and will help them to as
sist you in your - studies.
LADIES LABEL LEAGUE.
The Label League had a good meet
ing Monday night and among the
most important - business transacted
was a loan of $15 to the joint Labor
Day committee. A committee of
four (ladies) volunteered to canvass
Havelock Tuesday with Labor Day ex
cursion tickets. The secretary was
instructed to invite the Omaha Label
and Home Industry League to join us?
in our celebration. ' ' -,?'-'.
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