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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (Nov. 13, 1905)
The "T System Once More Signs Up
With the Brotherhood.
The St. Joseph Union devotes con
siderable space In its issue of Novem
ber S to giving in detail the facts
concerning the. agreement between the
"Q" . system and the Brotherhood of
locomotive' Engineers. The Union
prints in fnll the agreement and
schedule signed. From it we glean
the following figures:
There are seventeen local lodges
of tho Brotherhood of Locomotive En
gineers on the system, having a mem
bership of 1,130. The schedule, com
pared with other trunk lines, is one
of the best and most satisfactory in
the entire country. The passenger
service is grouped as follows:
Ruler 1. The locomotive equipment
' will he grouped and rates paid to en
gineers on the following basis, ex
cept as herein provided:
Group 1 Class A 1, 2, 3, 4, 5;
Class K 6, 9; Class H-5; Class 1-1;
per mile, 8.6 cents.
Group 2 Class A-6; Class D-2;
Class K 1, 2, 3, 7; Class H 1, 2; Class
III; per mile, S.75 cents.
Group 3 Class H 3, 4; Class K 4,
6; Class P 1. 2, 3, 4,; Class R 2, 3;
Class D-7; per mile, 3.9 cents.
Note When a Group 4 freight en
gine is used in passenger service, a
rate of 4.2 cents per mile will be al
lowed. The through freight service Is
grouped as follow:
Rule 6. The locomotive equipment
will be grouped and rates paid to en
gineers on the following basis, ex
cept as' herein provided:
Group 1 Class A 1, 2, 3, 4, 6; Class
K 6, 9; Class H-5; Class 1-1; per mile,
Group 2 Class A-6, Class D-2;
Class 1. B,.. Class H 1,2; .Class
R-l; per mile, 4.2 cents.
Group 3 Cluss H 3, 4; Class K 4,
5; Class P 1. 2, 3, 4; Class R 2,3;
Class D-7; per mile, 4.35 cents.
Group 4 Class D 3, 4; Class L;
Class R-4; per mile, 4.6 cents.
To tho above rates add for un
scheduled wayfrelght service, 0.3
cents per mile, ,
The work train Bervice is classified
Rule 18. Engineers assigned to
work trains for more than one day
will be considered regular work train
Erifemrtrsoa- regular-work .trains
will be allowed full time, including
Sundays, at the following rates:
s Group . 1 .engines, $4.00. v
Group 2 engines, $4.20.
Group-3 engines, $4.35.
Group 4 engines, $4.60.
Twelve- hours or less to constitute
a day's work, overtime after twelve
hours at one-tenth the rate per day.
In case the actual mileage made in
any one day exceeds 100, through
freight rates will apply.
Runs before or after regular work
ing boors'" will -De .computed on
The following table shows how the
switching service Is computed:
Rule 19. Switch engineers will be
paid by the hour, ten hours to con
stitute a day's work, usually from 7
a m. to 6 p. m., and from 7 p. m.,
with an hour about noon and about
midnight for dinner. . Overtime will
be paid at their hourly rates, and
will be computed to the nearest quar
ter hour. '
Rule 20: Switching service will bo
divided Into three groups, with rates
of pay as shown below:
Group 1, 32 cents per hour.
The above rate will apply at Chi
cago, East St. Louis, Daytons Bluff
(St. Paul). 8t. Louis, St. Joseph
Kansas City, Omaha, South Omaha,
Group 2, 31 cents nor hour.
! The above rate will apply at Au
rora, 111., Burlington, Clinton, Cres
ton, Des Moines, Oalesburg, Grand
Crossing, Mollne, Ottumwa, Peoria,
Pacific Junction,' Quincy, Rock Island,
Savanna, Streator, Hannibal, Brook
field, Bonier, Council Bluffs, Leaven
worth, Contervllle, Hastings, Have
lock. Ravenna, Plattsmouth, Atchl
Ron, Wymore, Nebraska City, Akron,
Newcastle, Edgemont, Billings, Mc
Cook. Sheridan, Alliance, Lyons,
Group 3, 30 cents per hour.
The above rate will apply at Beards
town, Vlrden, Centralia, Chariton,
Colchester, Macomb, Fulton, Kewa
nee, La Salle and Peru, Ladd, Men
dota. VMoanlouth, Ottawa, Red Oak,
Rock Falls, Rookford, Sterling, Ft.
Madison, Keokuk, Felton, Ashland,
Grand Island, Aurora, Neb., Table
Rock, Beatrice, Oxford, Red Cloud,
There are fifty-eight rules in all,
dealing with every phase of the ques
tions that may arise. Rule 58 is
quoted as follows':
"Engineers will be furnished a copy
of these rules on application."
The conferences were all marked
by cordiality and good will, and the
success attending them is a matter
upohflwhlch bottithe Brotherhood and
the "Q" system's managers are to
For fifteen years the "Q" has been
working without an agreement with
its engineers. The Brotherhood has
worked quietly and sensibly to gain
n new foothold, and its policy of con
servatism and fairness has won a sub
stantial victory. "
UNION" OF NON-UNIONISTS.
How The "8cabs" Are Being Han
dled Like Sheep.
Ono of the most important steps in
the direction of industrial progress
nnd peace in many years is the move
ment projected by the Citizens' Indus
trial Association of America, which is
the federated body of the employers
associations throughout the country.
It is 'planned at its meeting this month
in St. Louis to centralize the power
of the national organization by estab
lishing employment bureaus in every
city and to enroll the non-union me
chanics and skilled workmen all over
the country. The object of these em
ployment bureaus will be to supply
any sudden pr unusual demand for
skilled labor that may arise in any
part of the country, and by cards of
recommendation and otherwise to as
sist any non-union worker of good
character who may desire to leave
one city to find employment else
'wheYe. In short, the employers pro
pose to achieve their independence by
organizing unions of non-union men.
This step is a logical sequence of
the remarkable success which has
marked the organization and growth
of the employers' associations dur
ing the past few years. In organizing
these associations to meet conditions
which had grown intolerable, the em
ployers took a leaf out of union labor's
book, and in organizing the non-union
workmen they intend to take another.
If the efTort proves successful the
result will be two huge bodies of
workingmen- in this country between
which the employers will hold the
balance of power, thus enabling them
to maintain an equilibrium of peace
The need of such an organization
has been long felt in this country,
and it is strange that it has not been
thought of before. For example, the
employers' associations were chiefly
instrumental in breaking the team
sters' strike in Chicago last summer
by sending men from other cities to
take the. strikers' 'places, but. a great
deal of time and money was wasted
in executing the movement by reason
of the lack of means of communica
tion with a sufficient number of re
liable non-union drivers. Kansas City
sent 1,100 teamsters, but they were
obtained through advertising and
nothing was known as to their ante
cedents or reliability. Under the
new plan the demand could have been
supplied with promptness and cer
tainty. It is needless to say that such an
organization will be of immense bene
fit to the non-union working men.
without n'he; burden- of dws.r and; not
at the mercy of a walking delegate or
any other form of dictation, they
will enjoy practically all the privileges
and advantages of a union man in
obtaining employment, as well as
freedom of action and powerful back
ing when a change of location be
comes necessary or desirable.
The tyranny and intolerance of the
unions can no longer make a non
union man an industrial pariah and
outcast. In exercising the inalienable
right of an American citizen not to
join-a union, a non-union rorkingman
never deserved the reproach of being
a "scab," and hereafter he will be
protected from Its unjust conse
quences. Kansas City Daily Journal.
A GOOD IDEA.
Novel Scheme for the Employment of
Before the recent convention of the
New Jersey State Federation of Labor
the' state commissioner of charities
and correction of that state declared
that he wished that when a man of
family Is sent to jail the work he
does therein might go toward the sup
Iort of those dependent upon him, who
otherwise would likely have to be
sent to the almshouse and to be' sup
ported by the public.
The statement was received with
considerable applause. If this could
be done and the man was to receive
remuneration for his work equal to
that paid free labor It Is likely that
'generat grounds" Of antagonism against
this kind of labor would be consider
ably removed. But at the same time,
if this more equalized competition of
convict labor were to assume such
proportions as to affect the chances
for earning a decent livelihood for
free labor to any considerable extent,
the scheme would fall.
The idea has certain elements of
attraction, and considered abstractly
seems to be of Indisputable value.
We would, however, commend to
those who have taken up the idea
with so much .enthusiasm that their
first concern, and the first concern of
all, should be for the man who is
content to earn an honest living for
himself and family and not become
in any way the subject of penealogi
cal theories. Bricklayer and Mason.
BULLY FOR HEARST.
A Magnificent Race and Probably a
William Randolph Hearst may yet
be mayor of Greater New York. If
he gets a "square deal" he will be.
But Tammany and the liljfingered
rich who are afraid of a "working
man's candidate" will prevent the
square deal if it can. There are men
we think more of than we do of Mr.
Hearst. And there are about 'steen
million we think a whole lot less of
than we do of Mr. Hearst.
Mr. Hearst has always given labor
a fair show. He has always stood
for the interests of organized labor,
and his great newspapers have always
been the champions of organized la
bor. He is a rich man, but he sym
pathizes with the toiler. If he didn't
receive the vote of every union man
in New York he should have done so.
Here's hoping he beats Tammany and
becomes mayor of the great metropolis.
Some Slight Changes Made in Offices
About the City.
H. W. Smith, who has been fore
man of the Independent for some time
will go to the Western Newspaper
Union the first of the week.
Robert Buckham is working at the
The Typographical Union will elect
officers at the next regular meeting.
The nominees for president are F.
C. Greenley, F. M. Coffey, Fred
Mickel and Henry Bingaman. There
is no opposition - to Secretary-Treasurer
Hebbard and Recording Secre
tary Strain. Sergent-at-Arms Sayre
has held that office so long that it
wouldn't look natural without, him,
so no one thinks of making the race
Owing to the lateness of the hour
the Colorado Springs club did not
meet last Sunday. The members will
probably pull off a social in a short
time and start the club with eclat
which Is French for boom.
The home committee Is still hust
ling and has several propositions in
mind. A report will be made next
V. B. Kinney of Omaha was in Lin
coln last Wednesday. The Omaha
situation is about the same as it was
at the start. The union is making
progress and is not at all discour
aged at developments.
Remember the Auxiliary supper
and social next Wednesday evening.
Supper from 5:30 till 7. It costs a
quarter. See bill of fare elsewhere.
CENTRAL LABOR UNION.
Will Meet in Regular Session Next
The Central Iabor Union will meet
in regular session next Tuesday even
ing. It was the intention to hold an
oyster supper and social on this date
for the benefit of the Y. M. C. A.
building fund, but the committee on
looking over the field decided unani
mously that it would bo better to
postpone the event for a time. The
reason impelling the committee to
this action will be fully explained at
'It'is' hoped that eveVy-delegate will
be present next Tuesday evening. The
central body has not been doing much
for tho past year, and it is high time
that a renewed interest be taken in
the work. There is plenty of work to
be done, and the work if properly
done will prove beneficial to every
labor organization in the city. A
number of affiliated unions have not
been represented for months. The
unions can not afford this. If every
union will send active delegates the
central body can be made to wield
a powerful' influence for good' in labor
TREAT THEM RIGHT.
Faithful Servants That Were Given
the Worst of It.
"FVank" and "Sfam," the faithful
old patrol wagon horses that served
the city so well and so faithfully for
fifteen years, have been sold. ..Their
sale was a' Bhtmie'and aAlisgrace to
the city. ' "Frank" and "Sain" ren
dered faithful service and got only
their board. It would have been only
just had they been pensioned for the
rest of their natural lives given
clean stalls and nothing to do.
We do not know who bought these
faithful old horses, but whoever he
is it is to be hoped that he is a hu
mane gentleman, and that he will not
put "Frank" and "Sam" to the plow
or to a transfer van. Give the old
horses the best of it.
A PERTINENT QUESTION.
And Rev. Charles Stelzle Proceeds to
Make Answer to It.
It has sometimes been said: "The
church is composed of hard-hearted
employers who are always grinding
out the lives of their employes."
There are more than seventeen million
protestant church members in this
country. Of Roman Catholics there
are nine million more. Surely they
are not all of the employing class!
Sometimes the rich control the
churches where they are in the ma
jority, or where they have been
placed in official position by vote of
the members of the church, but it
dees not. always follow that because
a man is rich he is hard-hearted and
cruel." Furthermore, the poor man
who has the necessary qualifications
is usually given the place he deserves
in the church, because the church Is
as ready to avail herself of a good
man as is the merchant and the
It Is admitted that ' some hard
hearted employers are In the church.
But they are not the church. 'They
are the parasites in the church. They
might better be out of it, so far as
the good they do is concerned. "But,"
somebody says, "they are the men
who support the church." Don't you
believe it! As a matter of fact our
churches and great charities are sup
ported by Christian men and women
i mm " m- . . v . . ec-, a. jn' mm - m es&ew '.m-m m am awr av mm ma
bmiig or stores we conduct. You can readily
see what these two advantages mean. -While
the ordinary stores buy few garments, we are purchasing in lots of a thou
sand. Conseqently we get the yery lowest prjees and a high quality of clothing and can afford to extend credit. The
accommodation feature of our business is one which has the sanction and approval of thousands. Our Suits and
Coats are comprehensive in the matter of accepted models. We also show an excellent display of shoes, bats, furs, etc.
The' stock that we show coinprises a vari
ety which is pleasing
The tan coverts are especially popular.
Our coats are perfectly tailored and pos
sess all the style effects.
The suits are modeled after the accepted
designs. They are splendidly tailored
in long effects, close-fitting lapels, vent
backs, fine shoulders and other details.
Cheviots, black, Thibets and Worsteds.
of small means. When a rich man
gives $10,000 to a church the news
papers all over the country advertise
it, and the impression has gotten out
that the church is supported mainly
by ten thousand dollar donations.
Without discussing the merits of
the tainted money question, I wonder
if workingmen have noticed that prac
tically for the first time in his life
Mr. Rockefeller has consented to dis
cuss the matter of how his wealth
has been accumulated. He has been
absolutely silent to the .criticisms of
the press. He has apparently' been
indifferent to the decrees of the court.
But when the church questions his
methods, he instantly replies. And
yet many workingmen have been
scorning the only institution which
has the power to move men to give
an account of their stewardship.
Judge Waters Makes a Bad Play With
On election night John Ledwith, un
successful fusion candidate for coun
ty judge, met Judge Watere, the suc
cessful republican candidate In the re
publican county committee rooms. Mr.
Ledwith offered his hand to Judge
Waters and said:
"You have won, and I want to con
"I don't want to shake, hands with
you, John," said Judge Waters,
whose face was pale with wrath.
Mr. Ledwith merely turned and
' Itv is hone of The'' Wage worker's
business, but it stops the press to
remark that Judge Waters' refusal
to shake hands with Mr. Ledwith
showed him to be a small bore, and
had the people known before election
what they now know, the chances are
that the result might have been differ
ent. There seems to be a big differ
ence between Waters and Ledwith,
and Ledwith seems to have air the
best of it.
WIVES OF PRINTERS PETITION.
Business Men to Stay Neutral or Help
, Settle Strike.
It is stated by officers of the Typo
graphical Union that a committee of
the Ladies Auxiliary of the union
met the executive committee' of the
Business Men's association by in
vitation Thursday at the Commercial
club to confer concerning, the' job
J. X. erillhart, Mgr. OpenEvenings
printers' strike. During the confer
ence, the committee of the Ladies'
Auxiliary requested the Business
Men's association to help bring about
a settlement, or . at least to remain
neutral in the fight between the ty
potheta and the Typographical Union.
The executlvo committee of the
Business Men's association listened
courteously to the requests, and at
the conclusion replied that such ac
tion as it would take upon the re
quests would be taken later in ex
ecutive session. Omaha World-Herald.
ITEM8 FROM CARPENTERS.
Bro. D. T. Beck,, who. was sick with
blood poisoning, is much better.
Bro. S. J. Kent was granted leave
of absence" for several weeks to visit
Wyoming and Colorado. His son will
supervise the hall in Bro Kent's ab
sence. What is the matter with having
another social before long? .
Work keeps up pretty well and
there are no union carpenters idle,
that we know of. .
Four applications at last meeting.
Bro. Ogen was elected and installed
Henceforth apprentices and men
over fifty years of age will be ad
mitted to membership upon payment
o' $5 initiation fee.
During the business agent's absence
any one having business pertaining to
the office or hall will please call, Bell
The old style due cards are no
longer recognized by the general of
fice. INFERNALLY FINE.
The action of the local postal au
thorities in holding up an issue - of
the Lincoln Herald looks like a case
of "splitting hairs infernally fine."
The Herald may have been at fault
in publishing the paragraph com
plained of, but it was not nearly so
bad as a thousand and one things
passed by the postoffice department
every day. There are vastly worse
things in the advertising columns
,eyery day. Just look over the "weak
men," "women in trouble," "homes
during confinement" and advertise
ments of that nature. If the postal
department is going to be so awfully
prudish let it begin at the right end
to work its reforms.
No literary critic is justified in abus
ing a book until after he has read it.
and Winter at this very moment. By pay
ing a small amount we open an account for
you, and deliver your suit and overcoat at
once. We furnish this accommodfltinn u
reason of our immense
and Pay I7eefi0y
The styles are -plentiful, as -we , Wes a
large variety in the, long, medium and'
short effesttirin Broadcloth Cheviot, Vene
IcYSsf and Panama Cloth. The quality of
onr Ladies' Suits is the kej'note of our
success. Buy at once and pay weekly.
The Empire Model Coats are in black
Cheviot and London Tan Coverts, rnd
are very rich appearing garments. The
Eton Blouse Jackets possess the style ef
fects which make a garment so acceptable.
Best Stove, Range or Furnace
coal for the money. . . . .
Other grades of coal at lowest market price.
206 FRATERNITY BLDG.
Auto 2321. ' - k Bell 129
Only Five Mote
ing Sale of House Fuzntnfy'rigs....
Large quantities of kitchen needs are being disposed
of daily at very low prices. Aside from our line of
ware and tin-other items everything in., the depart,
ment is on sale at a reduced price. Those m need
of laundry goods, tin ware, bath room fittings, wood
en ware, enameled ware, etc., will profit by purchas
ing now. A few items selected from hundreds are
given below. ; ; ;
Clothes Wringer $3
Wood frame, - ball bearing,
enclosed cogs, 11-inch robber
rolls, fully warranted.- ;
Washing Machine $5
Large fly wheel, rotary
washer, corrugated tub,
Wash Boiler 69c
Made of ' O. C. tin, ' copper
bottom, hand made cover, No.
nHE decided advantage of
1 trading here is that a
short purse does not prevent ;
your clothes for Fall
capital and the long
Days of the Clear-
.Rating Set 79c
- Mrs. Pott's .pattern, fall
nickleplated, set of 3 irons,
handle and stand. .
Ceil Hod 19ev 5 , ,
Made of black Japanned
steel, riveted bottom, IS inch j
?W j : ' V
JPust Paw 5c
Made of Japanned tin, round '
handle with eyelet.
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