Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (Nov. 6, 1905)
New Windsor Hotel
American mil Knroprait plan.
American Flan to 93 par day.
Kuropaan Plan, hoomi OOe to
!.. per day. Uvl ruum all ant-
Idr. Popular priced rnUnrint
lanrh counter and Ladles cafe.
E. M." PEN NELL, Mgr.
Z We Clean r.arnrt We
I also maKe rugs out o!
I old carpets .....
Capital Carpet Cleaning
and Rug Works
T. H. McGahej, Prop. Both Phones 3
We are expert cleaners, dyers
and finishers of Ladies' and uen
tlemen's Clothing of all kinds.
The finest drosses a specialty.
THi3 NEW FIRiii
SOUKIJP & WOOD
A C FOR PRICEUST.
'PHONES: Bell, 147. Auto, 1292.
1320 N St j - - Lincoln, Neb.
IF YOU WANT
THE BEST MILLINERY...
For the least money, you will find
124 So. 12th St. Lincoln, Nebr.
Boost the Y. M. C. A. Building Fund
a Little Higher.
Carpenters Union 1055 donated $25
to the Young Ken's Christian Asso
ciation building fund. They also de
termined to participate in a joint en
terlaimnent of all the unions to as
sist the Y. M. C. A.
Five candidates initiated and two
members admitted on clearance cards
Remember the called meeting next
Tuesday, November 7. Every mem
ber is expected to be present.
Do any of the members know any
thing of the present address of IBro.
Thomas E. Ring?
Bro. G. O. Jackson has taken a
clearance to Loda, Calif.
Bro. Sofflln has returned to his
homo at Unadilla.
Bro. Heywood has left the Burling
ton and returned to the trade in Lin
coln. If any of the members are out of
a Job, call at the office between 8 and
9:30 a. m. or 5 to 5:30 p. m.
Bro. Bert Baker has submitted his
resignation as a delegate to the C.
L V. and will in the future carry a
policeman's baton instead of a hand
We will soon have an illuminated
sign in front of the hall.
Bro. D. T. Beck, who lives in the
brick house at the northwest corner
of Sixteenth and P streets, is report-j
ed very sick with blood poisofting.
Bros. Wright and Kinsey, who have'
been on the sick list, are reported
Bro. Ipson, who fell while working
on the postiffice, is around again, but
will not be able to work" for a week
Some of the children belonging to
Bro. Chas. Lodger have been sick
with diptheria and he has been con
fined in quarantine for two weeks, but
it-, now at work again.
Every member who has a due book
at the office should call and get it.
organization will be the principal
speaker. On the following Sunday
Will M. Maupin will talk on "Tickets
Straight and Split." and on the fol
lowing Sunday Captain L. W. Bill
ingsley will be the principal speaker.
All are cordially invited to attend
and take part in the discussions.
FACTORS IN SOCIAL REFORM.
A LABOR AGITATOR.
Fresh and Salt Meats
Sausage, Poultry,. Etc
a "Sti..! and Fancy Groceries.
Telephone R88-477. 314 So. I Ih Street
1348 0 STREET
Cheap for Cash
President Johnson Would Have Been
So Classed by Parry. .
Some of the historians of Tennes
see assert with great positiveness
that President Andrew Johnson, when
a young man and working as a jour
neyman tailor, formed some of the
fiist bona fide unions in this country.
While Eugene V. Debs was lecturing
in Knoxville, Tenn., he was ap
proached by Col. John Bell Brown
low of that city and asked if he knew
of the existence of a labor union
prior to seventy years ago. Mr. Debs
said that he did not. Then Colonel
Brownlow said that in 1835 Andrew
Johnson organized at Greenville the
shoemakers, plasters and mechanics.
This bit of history struck Mr. Debs
very forcibly. But the presidents of
those days, like the economic condi
tions, were somewhat different from
those of our time. St. Paul Union
Will Hold Them Every Sunday After
neon Thio Winter.
The socialists have arranged to hold
meetings every Sunday afternoon at
3 o'clock at Central Labor Union hall
during the winter. Next Sunday af
ternoon Secretary Rose of the state
A Minister's Plain Talk on Present
Josh Billings once satd, "Before you
can have . an honest horse race you
must have an honest human race."
There is lots of horse sense in that
statement. The present industrial
system is not ideal. It is the aim
of thousands of earnest men to make
it so. But after all, the progress that
is to be made in this direction shall
be determined by the great masses of
the people. The question of leader
ship is important, but more important
still is the problem or the everyday
man. Any organization that influ
ences him for the better, is helping
to bring in the golden age for which
all good men are longing.
The labor union is a strong factor
in this connection. Misunderstood,
misrepresented, as it frequently is by
friend and foe, nevertheless it is
moulding men for better and nobler
living. It has its own field. Men
must not expect the labor union to
perform the functions of societies
which are organized for other pur
poses. If it works out its own prob
lemsand they are important enough
men should be willing to give trades
unionism due credit.
The same thing is true of . the
church. Almost every social reformer
claims Jesus Christ as the champion
of his particular social system, and
he criticises the church because it
dees not boldly proclaim his theory. (
But it has not yet been proved tnat
any social theory, in its practical ap
plication, will bring about the mil
lcnial dawn. Furthermore, the ad
vocates of these systems are not
clear in their own minds as to just
what they want or how their schemes
will work. Is it not folly, then, to
ask the church to advocate a sys
tem which even its own advocates
have not yet fully thought out? Back
of every honestly advocated social
theory there is a great moral princi
ple. There are many definitions of
socialism. Among other things true
socialism demands "from every man
according to his ability." That
means a life of service. Conimun
Ir.m demands the surrender of one's
personal interest .for the good of all.
That means self-sacrifice. Anarch
ism demands the doing of right with
out the strong compelling arm of the
law. That means justice, love,
It will readily be seen that the suc
cess of any of these "great social
reform measures which are being pre
sented to workingmen, is dependent
upon a high, unselfish character.
Christianity makes a specialty of the
development of this character. That
is its chief business. The principle
of Jesus Christ was ideal. He struck
at evil, at sin. He tried to change
men, rather than methods. He did
not advocate the reform measures of
His day .because He knew that-they
were insufficient for the needs of the
twentieth century. He taught the
principles which will be applicable to
every century. That should be the
chief function of the church. If the
Jg Jfm J)fm JQ Jf. JJU Jf. Jp. Jp. Jfm Jfm Jf JV Jf JQ JJ JJ Jfm JJ Jgm Jf Jf
$ ' ..OVERCOATS..
JV beveral things are to be considered in buying an overcoat price, style and
serviceability. Some overcoats are more to sell, others to wear. The chief
difference between a S15 overcoat and a $30 overcoat is the fifteen dollars the
seller puts in his pocket.
V. OUR $5 Overcoats
Jaf. kikschiaum a cA
are just as Rood, often better
than the $10 coats sold else
where. They fit, look well
and wear well.
OUR $10 Overcoats
We'll put against the $15.00
garments of other dealers.
They are well made, tailored
latest in cut and style and
wear as long as the best.
OUR $15 Overcoats
They are as good as money
can buy. If you pay more
you pay too much. We make
a sneciality of overcoats, and
right now we are making a
special price. We make the
price low because we can.
Our expense for rent is small.
You get the benefit- We
don't sell them at cost, be
cause we must make some
money. But you get big
rvalues. Come and see us.
Clothing and Furnishings
That's where we shine. We
outfit man or boy from head
to foot and do it right, too.
We get and hold business
T Lincoln Clothing Co.
ju " Tenth and P Streets
Statistics show that there is within 6 percent as much heating
power in a bushel of soft coal as in a bushef of anthracite.
With the Ilinoy Heater the loss in using soft coal is overcome
by forcing super-heated air directly on top of the fire, burning the
gases and smoke, and leaving no clinkers.
This is exactly what the Ilinoy Heater will do and it will pay
you to verify this statement before buying a heating stove.
If -you, prefer a-hard coal baseburner, nothing made equals the
Howe Ventilator. It will heat several rooms to a comfortable
temperature, and with a small amount of fuel. A customer, who
has used one of these stoves for the past twelve years with no
repairs, told us a few days ago that he knew he saved 25 to 50
per cent on his coal bill every winter. We will give you his name
and also that of many others who are glad to testjfy to the merit
of this sanitary heater. - ' .
HALL BROS. GO.,
NUAL HARVEST SA
At the Farmers' Grocery comes only once a
year It is now in full swing and lasts only
a few days longer. Lay in your winter's
supply of Groceries now.
S' GROCERY COMPAMY
church were to advocate a particular
social theory which may today be ac
cepted by a majority, it would lay
itself open to criticism in the next
generation which shall have outgrown
that system. It would be very easy
to show how in the past the church
has made that mistake. The next
generation will not be satisfied with
our solution of the labor problem. As
a matter of fact the labor question
will not be settled until the last day's
wcrk is done.
But while the church mu3t not com
mit itself to any economic system,
ic should apply Christ's great princi
ples of justice, of love, of service,
to every problem that confronts so
ciety today. Rev Charles Stelzle.
Lincoln Overall ; and Shirt Factory
Opened With Prayer.
The Lincoln Overall and Shirt Fac
tory was formally dedicated last
Wednesday, a dedicatory prayer be
ing offered and several talks being
made by interested parties.
"Sweat shops" have often been
ciosed down amidst the curses of an
outraged people. Only once have we
ever beard of a "sweat shop" being
opened with prayer. We won't tell
when it. was.
The Lincoln Overall and Shirt fac
tory employs women and girls. They
work ten hours a day all that the
law allows females to work in store,
mill or factory. The wages are des
perately low. We have Manager
Jones' word for that. When the fac
tory burned down a few months ago
he said the pay roll averaged $500 a
week, and that an average of seventy
five employes were on the roll. That
is an average of $6 a week, ten cents
an hour, for all grades. Just stop
and think what wage that means to
the girls running machines and sew
ing on buttons, ten hours a day, six
days a week, docked for lost time and
The Wageworker submits that it
was eminently proper that such a fac
tory should be opened with prayer.
Certainly it needs it. Manager Jones
dees not believe in labor unions. He
will not submit to being dictated to
by unions. He insists on running
his own business. His . employes
must be "independent American?
workers." His remuneration depends
upon the net earnings, and the eas
iest way to decrease expenses is to
There are union overall and shirt
factories in this immediate section,
and they pay much better wages than
the Jones factory. They work short
er hours, too. And the label appears
on their output. If you want to help
bring about industrial conditions that
will result in forcing your daughter
into a shirt and overall factory at $3
oi $4 a week, patronize a factory that
is non-union and opened with prayer.")
Mr. Jones is a Christian. He is
to be praised for that, because it is
hard to be a Christian and have mon
ey. But it is mighty hard to be any
thing else on an average wage of $3
." FOLLOW THE FLAG 1
"THE ONION CLUB."
Hallowe'en Party at the Home of
The "Onion Club" pulied off an
other of its always pleasant and suc
cessful social functions last Satur
day evening at the home of C. B.
Righter, the hostesses being Mrs.
Righter and Mrs. Barngrover. The
house was decorated with jack o'
lanterns and field products, and the
elaborate luncheon consisted of about
everything ood to eat.
High five was the chief game, and
it provided a ?ot of fun, even if the
game was not played with consum
'nate skill. An impromptu program
of "coon songs" wound up the even
ing. This club is unique in many
respects. Its membership is elastic,
it has no officers, no constitution, no
rules, no books and no regular meet
ing time. It gets together whenever
opportunity affords. The last meet
ing was hugely enjoyed, and about
half of the membership missfed the
last cars from O street. But that
don't count on the night the "Onion
Home Visitors Excursion
To many points in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Ken
tucky, Western Pennsylvania, New York and
West Virginia, at
GREATLY REDUCED RATES
THE WABASH has solid road-bed, rock ballast, and new
equipment, reclining chair cars SEATS FREE
For rates, maps and all information call at Wabash City Of
fice, 1601 Farnam St., or address .'
HARRY E. MOORESi
C. A. P. D. WABASH R. R.
OMAHA, NEB. '
ADAM SCHAUPP COAL CO.
COKE AND WOOD
Rock Springs, Hanna, Maitland
CEIMTERVILLE BLOCK S5.50
S pad la, Pittsburg nut, Washed Egg. Best Grades. Scranton
and Lehigh Anthracite. Best and quickest service. Deliver
ed by Union Teamsters only.
CITY OFFICE 1234 0 STREET
BELL 182. ALTO 3812
2M 1726 N STREET
Powered by Open ONI