The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-????, November 24, 1905, Image 5
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NASH, ral WMm AfUt, OMAHA, from winter pave- Visitors Excursion NOVEMBER 30 ISM Fumm Street, IBB. MADE SHOES Icarry nothing but union made shoes, and have a full line of them. I manufacture shoes and shoe uppers. A share of union patronage is respectfully solicited. S. L. McCOY 1529 0 St., Lincoln THE CARPENTERS. A Big Bunch of News From Lincoln's Largest Union. Six candidates initiated last week, and four applications pending. Bro. Fredericks, who resides at 1920 T street, is very ill with typhoid fever.- A number of the boys have taken turns sitting up with him. Be gining with the present week a nurse has been hired by the A. O. U. W., of which order the brother is a mem ber. The delegates from the C. L. U. made a most encouraging report of the activity of that body. Remember that begining with the new year the dues of beneficial mem bers are 65 cents per month and semi-beneficial members 45 cents. Bro. Kent has . returned from his trip to Colorado and Wyoming. He gave a very interesting talk of the future possiblities of that country. Work has already commenced on the new road, the Denver, Yellowstone & Pacific, which will run from Denver to Seattle, taking in Fort Collins, En campment, Saratoga, Lander, Yellow stone park, Boise City, etc. Along this route are vast deposits of anthracite,- semi-anthracite and bituminous coal, oil, -copper, gold, silver .gypsum, marble, iron, stone, asphaltum, for ests of virgin timber and thousands of acres of land that only requires irrigation to make it yield equal to any soil in the country. Lander is undoubtedly going to be the capitol of Wyoming. Besides this new road, the Burlington and Northwestern are both aiming for Lander. Next June the Shosone or Wind river reserva tion is to be thrown open to settle ment, and is connection with this land the government is already at work on a system of irrigation. No country in the United States offers greater pos sibilities in the future for all classes of settlers than Wyoming. Irrigation has long past the experimental stage. Land around Greeley and Fort Col lins, Colo., that a few years ago was considered worthless, to day is selling at $200 per acre and proves, an ex cellent investment at those figures. It was a surprise to learn that the value, last year of Colorado's agri cultural products was greater than the value of her mineral products. Bro. Kent told of the havoc wrought by the Citizens Alliance and Mine Owners Association in driving out the miners; how in Denver, Pueblo, Telleride and Cripple Creek. Just prior to the lockout it was almost im possible to rent a house; now empty houses are plenty. ..The building busi ness is flat. The business men are realizing that the reign of Peabody and Sherman Bell was very costly to Colorado, for when they drove out the well paid American miner, they drove away the. best customer of the pro ducts they had to sell. Despite Colo rado's great wealth in mine and field it will take years for her to regain her old time business prosperity. A large part of the mine owner's wealth is spent outside of Colorado, but the miner spends his money at home, it goes at once in circulation and the prosperity of the clothier, the gro cer, the baker, etc., and the world of business as seen upon our streets is guaged unerringly by the wages of the worker. Bro. Kent visited the headquarters of the carpenters in Denver and found them occuping quar ters of their own at Twelfth and Stout streets. They had bought a residence and lot. They had torn but the interior partitions and added on four rooms in front, bringing the front of the building to the sidewalk line. They had put in an ornamental front, something on the store style and had made a hall of the interior of the old residence. Why not the car penters do the same thing in Lincoln. Let them go to work and get busy. The trustees were ordered to in vestigate and find out how many of our members had badges of their own, and if it would, be. feasible to, change the numbers on such badges? And further to find out the cost of badges to all members not provided for and if it would be expedient for the un ion to provide badges for all the mem bers. The trustees were to make such recommendation to the union as to them seemed best. CAPITALISTS WAGE SYSTEM. A Socialist Brother Says it is Wrong From Every Point. To the Editor of the Wageworker: As a member of the working class, and one who has taken a life-long interest in the welfare of labor and society as a whole, I desire to com mend you for the able and fearless manner in which you are conducting your paper. - Your article last week In which you showed up the evils and perniclousness of the factory and sweatshop system of capitalist pro duction meets with my hearty ap proval. If you will kindly grant me a portion of your valuable space I will endeavor to throw some light on the situation, from the standpoint of a socialist. As you well say, when we have in our midst factories that "pay women and girls an average wage of $6.60 per week and draw checks of $2.42 to pay for one woman's work for an entire week,'' it is indeed time that the publis should devote time to the consideration of the situation, and the fact that sometimes such factories are opened with prayer does not im prove matters a particle. The Wage worker says: "Keep your eye on the squirrel; and the squirrel in Lincoln's case is the wage question. Do we want here in Lincoln the sweatshop system? Do we want factories that pay starvation wages? Do we want factories that prey upon the necessi ties of those who are forced to toil?" The above are indeed pertinent ques tions and should be answered in the negative in each case. But let us not be too selfish about it! Do we want those things for Omaha, Chicago, St. Louis, the mill towns of Massa chusetts and Connecticut; or any place else on God's footstool? Again should we say "no," most emphati cally. But what are we going to do about it? How are we going to prevent such things? Workingmen have the ballot in this country, and they are possessed of a considerable degree of intelligence! If they would use the ballot in their own interests, as they have a right to do, they could soon change such disgraceful conditions, which are a detriment to all. "Keep your eye on the squirrel." Let us consider the squirrel. Manager Jones of the Lincoln Overall and Shirt company is a business man. He went into business because he wanted to make money for Jones. Not hav ing enough capital of his own, he goes to some of his brothers and promises them dividends on the stock of his J Jt J J Jit J J J ,9 tit THANKSQIVING i Will M. Maupin in The Commoner. Every day's Thanksgiving if you live your life aright. Every day's Thanksgiving if you look up to the light. Every day's Thanksgiving but today we celebrate Around the family altar with enough on every plate. So, father, carve the turkey; And, mother, cut the pie. The light of glad thanksgiving Brings a sparkle to the eye. Thanksgiving for the harvest kneel and happy tribute pay To the Lord of Hosts who blesses with a glad Thanksgiving Day. Every day's Thanksgiving when the heart is full of hope. Every day's Thanksgiving if still up and on we grope. Every day's Thanksgiving but today we gather 'round Where the laughter of the children is the sweetest music found. So, father, wield the carver, And mother, pass the cake. . . Thanksgiving songs are ringing , ' , Till the very, rafters shake. Thanksgiving for God's mercies that are shed upon our way, And praise the God of Harvests for this glad Thanksgiving Day. Every day's Thanksgiving, for we've blessings and to spare. Every day's Thanksgiving if we live life on the square. Every day's Thanksgiving but today the kindred ties. Gently draw us close together where the old-time homstead lies. ' So, father, ask the blessing, And, mother, say "Amen ! " Thanksgiving day is dawning . . s With the children home again. Thanksgiving for the blessings as along life's road we stray, And sing our songs of gladness on this good Thanksgiving Day. Every day's Thanksgiving; let the skies be gray or blue. Every day's Thanksgiving if our hearts beat strong and true. Every day's Thanksgiving but today is best of all, . For we gather 'round the table in response to mother's call. So, father, lead the singing With your strong and lusty bass; And, mother, head the column With a smile upon your face. Thanksgiving, heartfelt, honest; and we sing along the way , Songs of praise unto the Master for this blest Thanksgiving Day. " J J J J J J J j j J . J J J J J J J J J J j j j J J J . J J v" J J J J J J J Jit J JM J , VC 8 i v& 'tS company if they will "invest." Jones is not a humanitarian any more than any other business man. The stockholders were promised dividends and Jones promised : to get them for them, if he had to do without pay himself (which is not likely, as Jones was in the same business before, and so knew what he was going into.) Where do' the dividends come from? Why are the workers paid $6.60 per week? The difference between )tne selling price of the product produced by the workers and the cost of operat ing the concern represents the amount of profit, which will be turned over to the stockholders, minus the "sal ary" kept out by Manager Jones for himself. But does anyone suppose Jone will be content with $6.60 per week? I contend, as do all socialists, that the fault lies in the fact that society is on a wrong basis; .that instead of having private competing capitalists seeking to supply the needs of society for the profit there may be in it for them with the welfare of the work ers as a very minor consideration (note the remarks of Mayor Brown: "I believe such a factory cfen. be made to pay well," etc.) that one should have a co-operative system of production and distribution of all the things we socially need, that the wel fare of the workers (and all should be given a chance to work) should be of primary importance, and that profit should be eliminated entirely. Let us all be workers together; let us eliminate ruinous, wasteful competi tion; let us "share one another's bur dens, and so fulfill the law of Christ." By so doing the houses 'of labor would be reduced immeasureably, there would be abundance of all the good things of life for all, poverty and sweatshop conditions would, be abol ished, we would have a happy con tented and prosperous people, and the evils of the competitive system, of which The Wageworker rightly com plains, would trouble us no more for ever! Fellow workers, fellow Americans, are not such things worth working for? The co-operative commonwealth is the goal the socialists of all lands are working for. It was but a few years ago that the peoplo of Nb braska had a chance at the ballot box to say what they wanted cap italism or socialism. In Lancaster county Comrade Condit, who headed the socialist ticket, got 68 votes, while another candidate received less than 100. Boys, this is a start in the right di rection, but as I said before the workers must free themselves the capitalists will never get off their backs of their own. free will. We have the ballot; we have the brains all we lack is the desire in sufficient numbers. There are lots of socialist books in the Lincoln public library and there are lots 'of socialists papers, (Appeal to Reason, Girard, Kansas, is a good one.) Brothers, the sociali sts have a reasonable, practical plan to abolish the evils now afflicting so ciety. The socialist party is the only party who has. Production for profit is wrong; wage-slavery is wrong; millionairism and pauperism are wrong. In the name of poor, wrong, suffering, oppressed humanity, we ask you to investigate our cause and give it your approval at the ballot box next election day. J. C. L. WISELEY. THE TEAMSTERS. Organization Growing at a Rate Grati fying to the Membership. Teamsters' Union No. 440 is prosper ing these days, even if there are a lot of shortsighted teamsters who would rather except without question what the employers see fit to give than to demand what they are really worth. The transfer drivers the very ones who ought to take the most interest in organization have held back and are content to work any old hours at any old wage. But the faithful ones are not discouraged and are fighting along and making their influence felt. Organizer Young is in Omaha this week winding up his work of organiza tion in that city. He expects to be back here next week, and- will re sume his labors in this field. L. Dubois, who has been a sufferer from rheumatism for several weeks is able to be about again, but is not yet able to work. B. M. Hodgins, who lost a horse by accident a couple of weeks ago, has another one now, thanks to the help of his fellow unionists. A transfer and baggage line, owned and operated by union men is in t3& t3& j j j j j j J Jit J J J Jt j J J J J J J Jt J J Jt i Jt .Jit J J Jit Jt Jit J J J J J J J J J J J J J J Jit J J J J J J J J prospect for the hear future. " The Wageworker is confident that such a venture would be a su.ccess, and pledges itself to give it wide pub licity. Excavating for the new Y. M. C. A. building began Wednesday, and Business Agent Morris was called on to furnish four or five union teams. He responded to the call. Work on the interurban road con tinues, and several teams are still employed. The continued fine weath er has been beneficial in several di rections, but it has made lighter the business of the coal teamsters. The meeting last Monday night was above the average in both attendance and interest. A lot of important busi ness was transacted, but one very im portant matter was laid over until next Monday night. Next week's meeting should be larger than ever THE PRINTERS. A Few Brief Notes About the Printer and His Wife. Joe Hatch has resigned as machin ist at the Star, and "Jake" Greenley is again filling the position pending a permanent arrangement. Mrs. Leon Hucklns has been ill for some time, but is now well along on the road to recovery. Col. James Leaden is now distribut ing the 'steenth annual issue of his Labor Directory. The Woman's Home Companion is a "rat" publication. The boycott is il legal, but don't forget that the Wom an's Home Companion is "rat." , The union meeting December 3 will see a new set of officers elected, even though the old officers are re-elected. There is no sign as yet of any po litical campaigning. There was a meeting of presidents at Indianapolis a - week ago last ..Sun day, Presidents from the strike cen ters to the number of eighteen were there and the situation was thorough ly covered. The international can continue to pay constitutional strike benefits indefinitely. All agreed that the situation grew better every day, Minneapolis and St. Paul printers say that the "Teapot" got very few printers from the Ejakptas, Minne sota and Wisconsin, none at all from Nebraska, but oodles of them from Iowa. The "humpback rule boys" from Hawkeyedom seem to have emerged from the cornfields in droves. A GOOD SCHEME. How a Business Firm is Boosting the Home Industry Scheme. Rudge, & Guenzel have struck a good lead, and other business firms of the city would do well to follow suit. There is no patent or copyright on the idea. This firm has taken a hand in the "home industry" campaign and is ad vertising Lincoln made goods and pushing them in every way "posible. It gives a list of the good it carries and which are made in Lincoln, and announces that whenever possible it will give preference to goods manu factured right here at home. This is a stroke of enterprise which, if fol lowed up in this firm's characteristic fashion, will prove to be immensely beneficial to the industrial future . of the city. If every other mercantile firm will now get into the game, we may expect a boom in the manufactur ing business. ' ITS GREAT BREADTH. The Labor Movement Humanitarian, And Not Selfish. The action of the American Federa tion of Labor in taking up the subject of "tuberculosis, its causes and cure," for discussion, may give an idea of the .breadth of the labor movement that is not generally grasped by those outside the fold. The discussion will be limited in the main, to lay observa tion, necessarily, yet it gives promise of great results to afflicted humanity. But stop! Possibly the doctors will object to our invasion of their field. Think of the assurance of a parcel of horny-handed sons of toil invading a field with nothing more than a senti mental desire to help his brother man to commend the course, and that in absence of training to the manor born. Omaha Labor Advocate. MORTGAGING THE FUTURE. Child labor is not only a cruel in justice to the children; it is uneco nomical, short-sighted and wasteful for the community. It is mortgaging the future for the benefit of the pres ent generation. Child labor is never cheap for the community; it is an in excusable waste of opportunity to create good sitizens. Homer Folks. FLED BEFORE WOMAN'S PI3TOL How Mrs. Reader Put Stop to Impu dence of Peruvian. In her story of "Ella Rawls Reader, Financier," contributed in Every body's, Juliet Wibor Tompkins tells the following incident of a struggle of Mrs. Reader's in Peru: "After eight months of useless struggle she went to out Callao, which is about half an hour by rail from Lima, with her Peruvian lawyer, Scotch interpreter, and American en gineer, and forced the manager to open the warehouses and let her make an inspection of the machinery. The manager had met her with his law yers, and the hour for argument be fore she ' gained her point had been something of a strain. During the whole process a Peruvian on the Hag gin side had been standing close to Mrs. Reader, his little, narrowed eyes staring with that deliberate insolence only Latins can accomplish. ' The company went out into the wareroom where the machinery lay and the dif ficult business of a hurried inspection went forward, but still the bullying stare never ceased. After about two hours of it, the -fine edge of that hid-, den temper of her suddenly sprang up. She whirled on him with a blaze of words that needed no interpreter, and all at once his stare was being re turned by a fierce little pistol held in a strong white hand and quite ready for business. "The gentleman of Peru neither apologized nor retracted; he incon tinently fled. And he was not the only one. Like shadows the men flitted out of the dusky warehouse, leaving the dangerous woman a clear field. When she looked about there was no one in sight but two Irish porters, and in their eyes were sympathetic twin kles, meeting which, Mrs. Reader could only sink down helpless with laughter and put 'up her pistol." The Dentist and the Alligator. Roy Farrell Greene, the president of the American Society of Curio Col lectors, told at a dinner of dentists an appropriate story. . "A dentist," he said, "was once traveling in the East, and in the Ganges his boat overturned and, he was ' obliged to strike out for the shore. "As the dentist swam sturdily through the muddy water an enor mous alligator suddenly rose up be fore him'. ' The alligator opened its enormous jaws, and the next instant would have been the dentist's last, only just in time the man hap pened to notice the great reptile's sharp, white teeth, and an idea struck him. "He drew a probe from his pocket, and, pressing it into the alligator's gums, he said: " 'Does this hurt you?' "The alligator screamed with pain, and the dentist, amid its great agony, made good his escape." Philadelphia Inquirer. . Wall Street Honesty. John Alexander Dowie, before he set out for his Mexican, colony, talked about Wall street honesty. In con elusion he said: "Yes, my friend, the honesty of these financiers reminds me of that of the tramp who found a purse. "Two tramps entered a railroad sta tion to get a drink of ice water, and one of them, seeing a richly-dressed woman drop her pocket book, picked it up and .returned it to her. "His companion was enraged and shocked. " 'Don't you know better," he cried 'that to give hack a purse like that? Why didn't you keep it for yourself, you dolt?' " 'An, John,' said the other, 'hon esty is the best policy when a police man is lookin', an', besides, there was nothin' in the purse.' " To Point a Moral. Almost everything he had Tiuv should make a person glad Just to be alive; good friends. Health, position, all that lends I Happiness to most of us I should have been happy thus! Life he loved for its own sake. And he hoped to live to make ' Others see his point of view, And be optimistic, too. - Then one day. a little worry, Caused his mind a minutes flurry; He dismissed it It returned Every hour. And then he learned That It would not down unsolved. As his daily task revolved This small problem interfered, With his work, and it appeared Each day larger than before. So it grew and more and more, Colored all his speech and thought; Other ideas shrunk to naught. Pay and night this worry fed On his soul, unquieted. Till its everlasting pain Broke his heart and. wrecked his brain. When he killed himself, at last, All who knew him were aghast Save the one who'd caused his worry, (And forgot it in a hurry;) That one said: "Did you know, my dear, I always did think he was queer!" Cleveland Leader. Too Late to 8ort Cats. Jim Crocker lived in an old tumble-down house in a little town in Massachusetts. The cellar windows being broken out, an opportunity was afford to stray cats to run in and out, and sometimes there would be quite a congregation. We lost our pet cat 'one evening, and thinking she might have joined the happy throng, we sent our man over to ask "Uncle Jim" if he would take a look and see if she was among the number. . He was generally pretty good-natured, but this time he was out ef sorts, for he said: ' "Your cat may be there, or she may not be, but I ain't a-going to light up no lamp and go down in that cellar this time of night sorting out cats for nobody, so there.". 1 His Father Was Athlete. Dr. Dudley of Abington, Mass., tells this story of his man David and his housekeeper, who had great con fidence in all that David said and did: One day David was in the barn, do ing something which caused a visitor to say: "You're quite an athlete, aren't you?" . . i "Well, yes," replied David; where upon the housekeeper, who stood near, said: "Why, I thought you told me you was Scotch.", "Well," said David, "my "mother was Scotch, but my father was ath lete." ' Plans Railroad in Africa. The Portuguese government will build a railroad from Delagoa bay to Swaziland. That adds one more to the ussy "openings, up" in Africa. PAGAN'S C A aR Q STREET- HANDLES EVERYTHIX8 IX SEASON MODERATE PRICES. 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Telephones 888-477. 314 So. 1Kb Street QILSON'S , Sore Throat Cure Ths remedy is absolutely guaran teed. If it does not cure your money is refunded. It is a Nebraska remedv and recomniended by thousands of Ne braskans. If your druggist does not keep It, send 50 cents to the maker. If it fails to cure, your money back. Read this Lincoln endorsement: Lincoln, Neb., June 8, 1899. Mrs. J. S. Gilson, Aurora, Neb. Dear Madam: After some time of suffering from a very painful throat trouble under a physician's care, I boucht one bottle of Gilson's Throat Cure and was en tlrely cured. I sincerely hope that every' person afflicted, with similar trouDie will try a bottle of this tested remedy. ' Yours resnectfullv. Joseph Marsh. " ADDRESS ALL ORDERS TO Mrs. J. S. Gilson, Aurora, Neb. CXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXCXOXXX) IF YOU WANT 8 THE BEST MILLINERY... C For the least money, yon will find 1 " 1 Q ' it here. , '-"X Sadie Pucket : C 124 So. 12th St. Lincoln, Nebr !;!