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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (Nov. 6, 1905)
WILL M. MAUPIN, EDITOR AND PUBLISHER
Published Weekly at 137 No. 14th St., Lincoln, Nebr. One Dollar a Year.
Advertising Rates on Application.
Entered as second-class matter April 21, 1904. at the postoffice at Lin
coln, Neb., under the Act of Congress of March 3rd, 1879.
THE BUTTINSKY A MODERN WONDER.
The '"1'uttinsky" is the wonder of the modern business world.
Ami he is almost too numerous for individual mention. Sometimes
he is a "ISuttinsky" from choice, but quite often he is ;i "Iiuttinsky"
Necessity i.s the only excuse some "Iuttinskys".have for butting
into the disputes between organized capital and organized labor.
There are men who never employ organized labor and who have
absolutely no interest in the objects of the union busters who form
"Citizens', Alliances" at the behest of large employers of labor like
Parry of Indianapolis and Post of imitation food and divorce court
notoriety. In fact, their chief interest lies with organized labor,
but if they have sense enough to realize it they are too much ob
ligated to the union haters to be allowed to profit thereby. For in
stance there is a big wholesale paper company in Omaha which, em
ploys perhaps two or three teamsters and two or three printers.
If their teamsters and their printers received the union scale of
wage and hours it would cost the company Very little if any more
than it does to employ non-union men. But there are a lot ot
union men ' running" country newspapers, and lots of union men
conducting stores that use wrapping paper, and this Omaha concern
sells both news and wrapping paper. One of the firm members is
a member" of the executive committee of the union busting asso
ciation. Perhaps the firm is under obligations to men who are
i- .i.i.. :., ,iniim thp unions. Certainlv the
I - scinsniy iiiiitcmhi hi ui v.iwnt, - - .
firm itself can have none. Why, then, should its members be lut-
" tinskvs?" 1 ...
The retail merchant who seeks to destroy unionism is. very looiisn.
If unionism means anything it means better wages, better hours
and better conditions. And what sensible merchant can fail to see
that these all connive to make his business better. 1 he trade of ,o -0
well paid, prosperous workingmen is better than the trade of 1,00
illy paid, dissatisfied workingmen. The trade of 10,000 well paid
workingmen is worth the trade of 15,000 men who are fighting
among themselves for a chance to earn a dollar.
Instead of opposing unionism the retail merchant should be
an ardent supporter of unionism. It means be.tter trade, better col
lections and better conditions. The retail merchant who allows him
self to be made a catspaw to pull Parry and Post chestnuts out of
the fire hasn't got enough sense to conduct a retail business or
any other kind of business.
THE COUNTY ELECTION.
There will be a county and state election next Tuesday, but
the interest manifested is so slight that one might well believe that
only the candidates are interested in the outcome. The Wagework
er has taken no part in the county election, although it has had
plenty of opportunities to do so. In fact, it has been importuned
to take an active part. But The Wageworker has no particular in
terest therein, whatever personal interest the editor may have. This
is a union labor newspaper, and unless there is something about
an election that is of interest from a union labor standpoint The
Wageworker pays no attention to it. So far as The Wageworker
knows the candidates are all good men. The editor has an idea that
some arc better than others, but that is a personal, not a union,
vi?w. The only advice that The Wageworker would venture to gic
is this ' ' '
Don't be blindly partisan. Vote for the best man, not for party
affiliatjon. Do your own voting, and don't let some petty party boss
do it for you.
Personally the editor of The Wageworker would like to see
Walf Dawson elected county clerk by a unanimous vote. He is a
good official, a good friend of labor, a personal friend who may he
tied to, and a man who attends to the business in hand without any
frills or furbelows. He is a republican, but in his official capacity
he knows no politics.
Some of these days, perhaps, organized labor may have some
real representatives on one or both of the tickets in this county.
When that time comes The Wageworker will get out on the firing
line. But right now it is not perspiring to any noticeable degree
over the outcome. The editor is so proud of his American citizen
ship that he is going to vote, for he never misses a chance to vote.
He would wade through mud ankle deep for a mile to vote, and if the
candidate hapepned to be a good union man he would wade twice as
far through mud hip deep to cast a vote. Do not fail to vote on
election day. It is a good habit to get into. And do not fail to vote
an intelligent ballot. That is an even better habit.
A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY FOR UNIONISTS.
If the union men of Chicago do not elect D. G. Ramsey to the
position of judge of the superior court of Cook county next Tuesday
they are a set of blooming chumps that deserve to be ruled with an
iron hand by subservient judges elected and controlled by the 'Jobs
and their ilk of the Chicago union busting association.
Mr. Ramsey is a lawyer of acknowledged ability and in every
way qualified for the office to which he aspires. He is a union man,
too. i'or years he was an active member of the Order of Railway
Telegraphers, and for several terms was grand chief of his order. He
has never forgotten his "key pounding" days, and he has never
forgotten the boys he worked with during those long years of illy
requited toil. While pursuing the telegraph business he studied law,
anl when opportunity offered quit telegraphing and entered a Chi
cago law office. But he still kept up his card in the order. He was
admitted to the bar and began active practice and he continued to
pay dues. Success came to him, and in time he was recognized as
one of the leading attorneys of Chicago, but he never forgot his
union but always remained a member and was ever ready to help
his brother unionists. And today he is as good a union man as
he ever was. The Wageworker unhesitatingly endorses what the
Locomotive Firemen's Magazine says of Mr. Ramsey:
Organized labor asks no special favor at the hands of am
judge. AH it asks is a "square deal,", and we are more liable to get
p. square deal from a judge who has not been a corporation attorney
than we are from one who has filled such a position. When we con
sider the outrageous decisions that are given by some jurists, for
instance, in connection with the fellow-servant doctrine, we can
the better appreciate the advisability of taking advantage of an op
portunity to elect a. man who, from his contact with mankind in
poneral, can view such things with unprejudiced eyes. We do not
ask for partiality, but for the benefits of impartiality. D. G. Ram
ssey's record as a citizen, railroad employe, attorney, as a member
and grand officer of his order, and as a man generally is unimpeach
able. It is naturally to be inferred that if Brother D. G. Ramsey is
elected to the position of superior judge in Chicago, he will be a fair
and impartial judge ; and judicial fairness and impartiality is all we
ask for. In addition to this there is the incentive of placing on the
bench a railroad man who has always been true to every trust as
r. grand officer and sincere and consistent as a member of the or
ganization representing his calling, and always a warm advocate
of and firm adherent to its principles. If Brother Ramsay is elected
judge of the superior court of Chicago he will prove, by every test
which will permit ,of judging a man's future course by his past rec
ord, to be a fair and impartial judge, and that is all we ask any
judge to be. In order to elect, him it will, however, be necessary
for the workingmen of that city o go to the polls and vote for him
at this (November) election." -
THE YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION.
The Wageworker congratul
socialion npoii the successful on
it congratulates the city of Linco
Men's Christian As-
liijg campaign, but
s the association.
The Best of Clothing
Cfav I J
Mot "Pretty Good" But "Best"
It's simply another way of saying Armstrong Clothing "Best" at every
If it's $IO You Want to Pay
You get here hundreds of styles of Men's Suits and Overcoats, made from All Wool American Fab
rics in the newest patterns and effects. The garments are so thoroughly made and artistically cut that
their equals are not found elsewhere short of $15.00.' ', ' " '-.;, ".
it's $15 You Want to Pay
for a Suit or Overcoat and your tast e leads you to demand the latest style,
the newest fabrics and the most exclusive coloring, you need not go further
than this store to find all that you might desire. At $15.00 we show scores of
styles in Suits and, Overcoats. The O vercoats are made from finest Ameri
can All Wool Friezes, Kerseys, Meltons and Vicunas. . They are cut 46,
48, 50 and 52 inches in length, they are serge lined, have silk sleeve linings,
all the important and vital parts are hand tailored in a word they are sty
lish, shapely, distinguished looking garments and are worth easily $20.00.
The Suits are made from finest Worsteds, Cassimeres, Serges and Cheviots,
all hand tailored and are perfect specimens of $20.00 values.
The Best Clothing Obtainable
may be found in our lines, selling i n Suits and Overcoats at -:T7-7s?
$18, $20, $22.50, $25 to $30
r fr" fry
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GOOD C L O T H E S M E CHANTS.
The ''Wageworker never had any doubts about the success of the
campaign. It knows Lincoln too well, and it knows that Lincoln
knows the association too, well. '
'And The Wageworker is proud of the part that organized labor,
individually and collectively, took in the campaign. The Central
.Labor Union is going to pull off a benefit for the building fund.
The Carpenters appropriated $"i5 to say nothing of individual sub
scriptions made by members of that organization. Some of the
most active workers in Y. M. C. A. circles are union men. Some
of the most active workers in church circle's are union men.
The Wageworker assures the Young Men's Christian Asso
ciation that it can count on The Wageworker to help it in, every
We propose to sell to the employer eight hours out of
the twenty-four, and we will do as we please with the re-
Sf maining sixteen. '
Sam Parks went to jail for grafting. The insurance grafters
are going to swell functions in clawhammer coats. That's the dis
tinction that the courts make between men and yet some people
wonder why the workingman has lost faith in the courts.
Let Mr. Post wait awhile before dedicating his Battle Creek san
itarium at a "home" for printers. By the time he is through with his
present battle against unionism he will have some large factory
buildings vacant. Then he can found several "homes."
Timothy J. Mahoney is the legal advisor of the Omaha Union
Busting association. Timothy gets $2,500 a year for framing up
schemes to prevent men who receive an average of $450 a year from
getting an increase of 10 per cent. ,
The Typotheta would give a whole lot if the striking printers
would not persist in acting like gentlemen and peaceable citizens.
The "Teapot" is up against something that puzzles the Parryite end
of the bunch.
The printers strike has been on for about two months. During
that time not a single local union has succumbed, but a score of local
Typothetas have gone to the wall. That doesn't look so bad, eh?
We trust that the new Y. M. C. A. will be built by union labor.
If it isn't it will be throwing obstacles in the way of the work it
seeks to accomplish.
Post is-still howling for a "square deal." The recent Mrs. Post
knows that it is a waste of time to ask for it from her ex-husband.
You can't be a good Christian and steal from your neighbor,
and you can't be a good union man and wear "scab" garments.
A Sarcastic Comment on an Employ
er's Ponderous Platitude.
"If trade unions are properly con
ducted," says the genial hard-scrabble
employer, I am in favor of them,
but I am opposed to strikes and es
pecially 'sympathetic' strikes and boy
Why, naturally, my good man.
Right you are! A "properly conduct
ed" trade union will serve both "cap
ital and labor" by confining its activi
ties to paying- death benefits, "sick"
benefits, and, out or work benefits,
besides electing officers and . passing
resolutions. No union should have
anything tot do wi'li strikes they
are vulgar r ebullitions of mean na
tures. And'if by any chance a strike
should, occur, let the strikers fight it
out as best -they can. ' No strike bene
fits should be paid them, for that
might indicate sympathy, and no
properly constructed union man
should exhibit such a weakness.
On the other hand, if strikers should
happen to command success, it is
proper for employers to see to it that
no striker- can get another job, for it.
might encourage him to strike again
sonio time. And if an employer can
buy cheap non-union labor it is prop
er that he should do so; in which
case the man must not be requested
to join a union or other means adopt
ed to bring him to a "realizing
sense," such as refusing to work in
the same team with him, give him
a "chaw of tobacco, or chum with
him." Union men should always re
member that the employers' Interest
is their ' interest, and whatever the
employer does for. tne good and
welfare of; his employes. , ' :
, A man who is fortunate enough to
be on the pay roll or an employer
should consider that the dollars and
cents he gets are an expression of
good will and charity on the part of
the,, employer, without whom, God
bless his gizzard, no employe could
Another dangerous thing for em
ployes Ms the exercise of thought.
Thinking has led to many a danger
ous practice on the part of employes.
The wise employe will let the em
ployer do all the thinking, and sim
ply follow ' instructions from above
in all things industrial and po
litical. Thus will peace reign in the
beautiful realm of those gentle twins,
capital and labor, and sucking doves
will supply squabs for the tables of
God's stewards. John P. Busche in
American Pederationist. -
How She Figured It.
In a Kansas City family are two
sisters who are to be married before
next summer. At the dinner table one
evening recently their 10-year-old -sister
asked her mother when one of the
brides-to-be. would be -wedded.
"In about four months from now,"
replied the mother. The child 'then
asked when the other would marry.
"In about six months from now,"
said the mother. The little girl pon
dered a moment and said:
"Six an' four is ten it's a-goin' to
take us ten months to marry 'em both
off, ain't it, mom?"
J "Printers' Ink," the recog-
nized authority on advertis
ing, after a thorough investi
gation on this subject, says:,
jC "A labor paper is a far bet
J ter advertising medium than
j an , ordinary newspaper in
J comparison with circulation.
J A labor paper, for example,
having 2,000 subscribers is of
4 more value to the business
man who advertises in it
9t than an ordinary paper with
, 12,000 subscribers."
Miss Anna Virginia Millet...
The services of Miss Miller have been secur
ed by us for an indefinite period. She is admit
tedly one of the leaders in Domestic Science
and her lectures and demonstrations are of im
mense value to those who desire to know how
to secure the best culinary results at the least
expenditure of labor and money.
C A F E f II
1226 Q STREET II M
HANDLES EVERYTHING IN I I
SEASON n I
MODERATE PRICES. FIRST 111
I CLASS SERVICE g
I MEALS, IScts AND UP
I OPEN I
I : All night 1
Miss Miller's demonstrations are free and
all housewives are invited to attend. They are
given on Wednesday afternoons at 2:30 and
Friday evenings at 8. The following is the pro
gram for t : , . v
Vednesday, Nov., 8 2:30 p. m.
SUBJECT: "A MAYFLOWER LUNCHEON."
Dishes Prepared--Foref ather Soup. Witch Dough
nuts. Puritan Cake. ,
Friday, Nov. 10, 8:00 p. m.
SUBJECT: 'A COLONIAL THANKSGIVING."
Dishes Prepared-Pilgrim Soup:' Wimslow Suqutta
hash. Priscilla Salad with Alden Dressing. Plymouth
Pie with Cheese Stars. ; ' - ,
We propose to sell to' the1 employer eight hours out of '
0 the twenty-four, and we will do as we please with the re-
maining sixteen. 1 " ' ' " ;
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