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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (March 9, 1906)
WILL M. MAVPIN, EDITOR
Published Weekly at 137 No. 14th St., Lin
coln, Neb. One Dollar a Year.
Entered as second-class matter April 21,
1904, at the postoffice at Lincoln, Neb., under
the Act of Congress of March 3rd, 1879. .
HOW TO BEAT THE INJUNCTION GAME.
Of course there is one way to beat the in
junction game- elect ' honest- and unfettered
judpres to the bench. Judges like Judge Gary
of Illinois, for instance. But that will beat the
injunction only to a certain degree.
There is a better way than that make the
- Now you ask, "How?" . . .
' Well, let us suppose a ease. Suppose the 120
printers of Lincoln went on strike for the eight
hour day, and the employers hustled out and
began importing "rats." They first thing the
union men would do would be to picket the
struck shops, and then, they would attempt to
peacefully persuade the "rats" to quit their
meanness. In the meantime the employers
would . hasten before a judge of the district
court and secure an order enjoining the union
printers from doinpf ' these and many other
things. To violate the order would be con
tempt of court, and that would mean a tine or
imprisonment. If the fine were not paid it
would mean imprisonment just the same.
. Well, suppose those 120 printers calmly pro
ceeded to violate the injunction and cheerfully
went to jail. And then their wives would take
up the work of picketing and peacefully per
suading, and they would be sent to jail.
And then the sons and daughters would take it
up, and they would be sent to jail.
How long would the taxpayers stand for that
sort o thing? And how, long would it be be
fore an Hroused public opinion would figura
tively take that judge by the nape of the neck
niit; throw him over the transom?
There would be no disgrace about going to
jail in such a cause. On the contrary it would
be an honor, wouldn't it?
That's the proper way to beat this infernal
and damnable injunction game.
Why, Judge lloldom of Chicago actually
fined Chicago Typographical Union No. 16
$1,000.' Suppose the union refuses to pay the
fine. It hasn't any property to be levied upon,
and if the individual members refuse to dig up
the thousand they will be in contempt of llol
dom, will they not? Now what is lloldom going
to do about? Send the 4,000 union printers of
Chicago to jail for contempt?
Not on your life. He couldn't. The people
wouldn't stand for it. There are not enough
jails in Illinois to hold them all. Besides, if
lloldom 'tried it he would be ridiculed oft' the
face of the earth. i
Let us ridicule the injunction out of busi
ness. While we are doing.it we will bejridi-t-ulinifa
lot of cheap, subservient judicial tools
off the bench.
It would be an honor to go to jail for being
in contempt of a whole lot of judges we know,
lloldom of Chicago, for instance. And Sears
of Omaha. A million years in jail wouldn't
purge us of the contempt we feel for that pre
TO PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATES.
Quite a large number of patriotic gentlemen
have bravejy stepped forward '. with the an
announcement that they are willing to sacrifice
their personal interests in order to advance the
public weal, and are therefore willing to ac
cept political jobs carrying fat salaries and
entailing no particular amount of work. The
Wageworker joins' in the applause that greets
these self-sacrificing patriots, but stops the
press long enough to announce that if they
want to make their self-sacrifice known to all
men they should immediately call at the busi
ness office of this great family journal and in
sert in these columns an announcement of their
candidacy. It will cost them just an even five
dollar note, and the announcement will be run
until the primaries settle the matter. This is
legitimate advertising. The Wageworker does
not agree to support all, or any one of them for
office, but merely agrees to let them have the
benefit of its, wide circulation among working
men to advertise their respective candidacies.
One at a time, please, gentlemen. Do not
crowd the business manager. And please make
your own change." ,
President Oompers "roasts" Mr. Hearst for
casting reflections upon the National Civic
Federation. President Gompers is a very able
defender of that organization. Its president is
August Belmont, and Belmont is the great
lover of organized labor who shattered the
street railway employes' union in New York
and broke the strike inaugurated to enforce
decent hours and wages. Hell s full of just
auch friends of organized labor, Mr. Gompers.
Of course Nick and Alice are happy, but it's
dollars to doughnuts they are not a bit happier
than the brawny young mechanic who married
the daughter of a fellow mechanic, topk their
wedding tour to the next town for a couple of
davs and then came back to settle down in a
" l III v 1 wviaa v-" " V
of the groom. -
According to the unfriendly daily press the
officials of the Western Federation of Miners
hired a man named Orchard to kill a few public
officials, and then wrote Orchard a.letter telling
him just how to go about his murderous work,
And there are a lot of damphools who believe it.
What makes us tired is the sight of a smug-
faced man with a pocket full of money cussing
the coal miners for threatening to strike and
thus "inflict suffering upon tiie great consum
ing public." , t
Tho demand for the abrogation of the Chin-
Vse exclusion act comes from men who are
interested in getting cheap labor at the ex
lense of the American workmgmen.
VThe Ames. Nebr., Beet Sugar Co. announces
at it will herd a lot of Japs next year to cul-
tivate sugar beets.' ' Wouldn 't that frosf yflu !
IJi rat we must pay an excessive protective tariff
on sugar in ' order ""to- protect the American
workingman engaged in sugar manufacture,
and then we must submit to seeing a lot of
sawed-off Japs imported to do the work.
''. V-l). , . - ; i ' '',; ;': ..;
'' Havelock is a city made tip of mechanics,
most of whom are union men, either active or
at heart. And despite this Havelock wants a
bunch of Andy Carnegie's money, every dollar
of which was. unjustly wrung from the honest
toil and sweat of union mechanics. We really
didn't think it of Havelock.
The employers' association of Chicago elect
ed Judge lloldom, and he is doing just what the
employers elected him to do. As the employes
of Chicago outnumber the employers about a
hundred to; one they are getting about what is
coming to them for being such purblind fools
as to vote for lloldom. It's a cinch they, voted
for him, else he never could have been elected.
The very first murderous attack on a mis
sionary in China will bring from the Parry
Post crowd the charge that it was Mr. Bryan's
fault because Mr, Bryan had thejierve to tell
the Chinks that the United States would never
throw down the bars to the importation of
Chinese coolie labor. '..'.
If Tom Lawson wants to square himself with
the union men of the country he will hustle to
New York and drop a few sizzling words into
the ears of Ridgeway and Thayer, publishers
of the "scab" magazine called "Everybody's."
The way to help support your local labor
paper is to patronize the merchants who adver
tise in it. Your subscription is merely inciden
tal. Without advertising the local labor paper
would soon go to the wall.
Mr. Post has just thrown his usual hypocrit
ical spasm.' He is awfully interested in a pure
food law just now. What Post needs is to pay
a little more attention to the moral law.
Mover and Hay ward may be guilty but 'we
don't believe it. And we won't take the word
of a lot of perjured, murderous, lousy, dis
honest Pinkerton thugs for it, either.
Munsey's publications came out on time and
looking better than ever. All the "scab"
magazines were late and showed the handiwork
of the "rat printers. '
You can't walk into the union game in a pair
of "scab" shoes. And union talk that comes
from under a "scab" hat doesn't sound good.
If von are a genuine union man you'll walk
a block or two farther to get it with the union
The mere fact that you carry a card and pay
your dues does not make you a union man.
The best way to boost your own label is to
help the other fellow boost his.
If you are a union man, show it by the
clothes you wear.
Rev. Charles Stelzle's Weekly Letter Again
Full of Wholesome Interest.
Nineteen centuries ago Pilate looked into the
pale fac " "-.Galilean and asked : -; "Art thou
Todaj, e is not a ruler m the-civilized
world but wat would answer for Christ: "Yea,
he is a King."
If any ruler should deliberately attempt to
dishonor Christ's name, or prohibiti the hom
age which men universally accord Him, there
would be , instant rebellion in his domain.
Neither courts nor armies could suppress the
insurrection which would inevitably follow
such action. ' '
No legislator, no man in authority in any" ca
pacity would dare put himself in open hostility
to the rule of Christ.
To what must this marvelous power be at
tributed? Napoleon has given us a cue. Ex
iled at St. Helena, he one day turned to General
Uertrand and said: "I know men, and I tell
you that Jesus is, not a mere man. Between
Him and whoever else in all the world, there
are no possible terms of comparison. Alexan
der, Caesar, Charlemagne, and myself founded
empires, but upon what did we rest the success
of our genius? Upon force. Jesus Christ alone
founded His empire upon love, and at this hour
millions of men would die for him."
It is peculiar that Jesus appeals to men of all
nations. Moses was a Hebrew, Socrates, an
Athenian: Confucius, a Chinaman; Buddha', a
Hindu; Mohammed," an Arab; Luther, a Ger
man, not only in blood, but in spirit.
But Jesus belongs as much to the African as
He does to the American. He is loved by the
.Chinese as He is by the Choctaw Indian. To
the . Welshman, Christ seems to have been a
Welshman. To the Arabian, Christ seems to
have been an Arabian. No matter what a man's
nationality he feels at home with Jesus.
Christ appeals to all conditions of men. Rich
and poor, learned and ignorant, capitalist and
laborer all have looked to Christ and found in
Him that which satisfies. To have sudi a man
as a friend, means a great deal to anyone. For
workingmen to have Him with His unlimited
power-as their special representative, should
inspire them with hope and courage, for the
cause of such a leader is certain of victory.
TAKE THE SECOND THOUGHT.
Citizens of Crete Should Investigate That Over
all Factory Proposition. '
L. O. Jones, superintendent of the Lincoln
Overall and Shirt factory, has made a proposi
tion to the citizens of Crete looking to the es
tablishment of an overall factory in that thriv
ing little city. The Commercial Club of our
thriving little suburb has the matter under con
sideration, and the last issue of the Crete
Vidette-IIerald warmly espouses the proposi
tion of Mr. Jones." The Vidette-IIerald says
that "the factory will be a big thing for
Crete," as it "will employ from 25 to 40 wom
en or girls at machine work, a superintendent,
foreman, office force," etc. '
The Wageworker respectfully asks the good
people of Crete to thoroughly examine this
overall factory project. It would respectfully
askihe parents of Crete if they want their girls
toork nine and ten hours a day over whirring
sewing machines at the price paid for similar
work in- Lincoln' The fathers and mothers of
Crete are asked to ponderon the f aef that The.
Wageworker has in its possession a check for
$2.42 which the company superintended by Mr.
Jones paid to a Lincoln woman for fifty-nine
hours work. The Vidette-Herald declares that
"'Crete wants such enterprises." " We do .not
believe it. Crete may think she wants such
enterprises, but she does not.. If Crete wants
an overall factory let her citizens organize a
company, equip a plant, . run it reasonable
hours, pay living wages and accord decent
treatment to the employes. .
There . is no room for sweat '' shops on Ne
braska soil. Fathers and mothers who love
their offspring will be the last ones to encour
age the building up. of industries that threaten
to inflict upon Nebraska towns the conditions
that prevail in the slum districts of New York,
Philadelphia and Chicago. I Let a committee ot
Crete business men come to Lincoln, but instead
of talking with Mr. Jones about it, let them
talk with the women and girls employed in Mr.
Jones' factory. Let them talk with women
and girls who have worked there -but have
found something better.
1 . ...
Chivalrous Georgia Disgraced by the Worst
Kind of Child Labor Slavery. f
A u article in last week's Charities has th
"Georgia has again 'furnished the annual
demonstration of the truth that her civilization
stands somewhat lower than that of England a
century ago. Georgia has once more cast her
annual vote against affording any protection
whatever to the tiny children in her cotton
mills. For another year, it will remain legal for
little girls five and six years' of age to work
throughout the night, eleven hours, whenever
it may prove profitable to the-mills to work
"Year after year Georgia rejects a bill which
would, if. enacted, prohibit all work in cotton
mills to children under the age of ten years.
Sir Robert Peel's bill of 1802 is still in advance
of public opinion in Georgia. Lord Shaftbury's
bill of 1842 is still tpo merciful for the. people of
that state. Compared, .with Georgia, Alabama
(where little girls may work in mills eight
hours at night on reaching the thirteenth birth
day,) is a modern and enlightened state. Com-'
pared with Georgia, South Carolina (where
children of ten years may Work in mills in the
summer provided that some time during the
year they have attended some school through
out four months) appears well forward in the
ranks of the enlightened. Compared with
Georgia, Russia (where no child under the age
of twelve years may be employed in any mill.)
appears tender in its care of childhood.
"This action of Georgia is deliberate. It is
taken,. year after year, at the close of long de
bates iii the senate. It is by the vote of twenty
three senators that the year 1905 is placed on
the black list of years in which Georgia ad
visedly sacrifices her little boys and girls to the
greed of her manufacturers.
"The disfranchised black men of Georgia
may well feel a certain satisfaction that it is
onlv the white -children who are employed in
RACE SUICIDE A MOTHERS' STRIKE.
Some Point for Thinking Men and Women to
Ponder Over During Their Odd Hours.
"Race suicide" is an economic phenomenon.
It is the answer the moral woman makes to
the demands of a quantitative civilization. "In
the first place," the woman says, "civilization
is not a matter of numbers ; it is a quality. In
the second place," she says, '! am not willing
to submit children to the conditions of com
petitive strife. 1 will not be a mother in a
jungle-world." . '
Is the woman right or not? Consider this,
that the demand for children is heard only in
military and industrial countries ; in military
countries that cannon mouths may be well
filled ; in industrial countries that machines
may be well tended and that the army of the
unemployed shall not fail; Fine talk about
patriotism and the home , will not disguise
these ugly facts! ' .1' " ; , ,
"Race suicide'' is a mothers' strike the
strike of those whose function it is to con
serve' the race. It is not, therefore, a sign of
race degeneracy, but rather the protest of in
telligence against a civiliaztion based on the
dollar. The birth rate in ' the United States
has steadily decreased since; the Civil War, the
period of decrease coinciding with that, of a
dollar civilization, which . is one necessarily
without ideals and moral sensibility. France,
with the lowest birth-rate in Europe, is the
most intelligent state in the Western world.
Neither military nor industrial at heart. France
protects its culture by ' "race-suicide." Give
man a chance and the mothers -will see to it
that there are men enough to people as many
worlds as joy can reign in. Triggs' Magazine.
HOW 5TRICHT PICKETED.
Went Inside on Invitation and There Won His
, Employer to Eight Hours. -
The following interesting little story from
Chicago comes via A. F.! Bloomers department
in the Washington Tradep Unionist. It is
good enough to go the entire rounds I: . ''.
E. M. E. Stricht was the 'solitary printer for
Schuler Brothers, and when he "went on strike
he picketed the plant himself. It was pretty
cold walking around outside, and as the firm
did not appear to be taking on any non-union
men, he went inside and sat by the fire, smok
ing and talking to his former employers.
"Say, Ed," said one of them, "why don't
you stay right in here and do vour picket
ing? . . j .
Strich allowed that that ivould suit him, so
they talked the matter over,; and his employers
agreed to the eight-hour proposition.
MAINSPRING OF PROGRESS.
Wendell Phillips: I rejoice at every effort
workingmen make to organize.. I do not care
on what basis they do it. The mainspring of
our progress is high wages-r-wages at sueh a
level that the workingman can spare his wife
to. preside over a home, can command leisure,
go to lectures, take a newspaper,, and lift him
self from the deadening routine cf mere toil.
That dollar left after all the bills are paid'on
Saturday night means education, independence
self-respect, mnhood. ' - - - j
Every charge that has been brought against trades unionism in
the last fifty years can With equal truth - be., brought against the
ohnrch-i-and in the Case of the church it can be proved from history;.
The church is a thousand years older than trades unionism;? Give ns
a chance to grow upward. . , ? .
: . The. Lincoln Distraction Company now onr'era ftftodand dollars
to the Park fund if the city will let the Distraction company renig on
a bunch of just taxes amounting to ten times a thousand dollars.' Lin
coln is an "easy mark" for the Distraction company; but 'Will if l)e
that easy?, - - - ...
.., ' The church is waking up to present dac6dXtipV3rn.It-l9 getting
down to practical Christianity instead of keeping its head in the
mist of antiquated mysticism. And the church is going to do some
thing worth'while now. More power to it in its new awakening. -
every dollar of union wages earned in Lincoln were
made goods, a lot of Lincoln merchants would have' a
resyeci. ior union men ana lor unionism, uon t scan
unionists uy ouying scao goods.
The spectacle of the retail clerks asking the ministerial associa
tion for help in securing shorter hours is not an -'edifying one. Why
didn't "they ask the sewing circle, or the ping pong club, or .the: par
chesi association? Wake up! , . ' :f fv-: . ' r.
.We'd hate to rest our case with the Almighty .on the
who poses as a pillar m church and assembly and
girls $2.42 for fifty-nine hours' work.
I Tuo Special Bargains I
ON OUR LINEN DEPARTMENT
Sixty extra heavy German Linen Half '.
Bleached Table Cloths for hard service V
Size 68x72 inches $1.50 each
Size 68x90 inches $187 1-2 each
100 White, Fringed, Crochet Bed Spreads
with cut corners, for full sized beds, Reg
ular $1.35 value'for $1.15.
MILLER & PAINE
Top and Bottom
Hats for instance. They go on top. "The roof of man,"
so to speak. Well we can "roof you. Just received the fin
est line of hats we ever had. All the latest shapes and colorst .
stiff, slouch, crush. As good as the best, from $1.50 to $3 00
All you pay for is the hat nothing for some firm's name.
They're got the label in them, too. ; v
NOW FOR THE BOTTOM
Shoes, of cour-e The "foundation of man, as it were.
We can furnish the foundation. If there is any one thing
more than another of which we are proud it is our line of
Shoes, from $150 to $4.00. And we guarantee that there
are none better' for the money. ; We can fit your feet
and your purse.
AND IN BETWEEN
, .That means Suits, Shirts. Underwear, Neckties, Suspend
Hose, Sweaters, Overalls Work Shirts anything , in 'the'
Clothing line. We've got just wha; you want, and our
prices are right, not below cost. We make a reasonable
profit. Couldn't do business ' without it. Come and see us.
LINCOLN CLOTHING CO.
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fO HASY POINTS IH
California, Oregon, Washington
From Lincoln. Nebraska, via. Union Pacific, Every Day to Apr. 7 :
$20.00 to Ogden and Salt : Lake City, to Butte, Anaconda,
. and Helena ...... . . .
$22,50 toT'edleton and Walla Walla, to Spokane and Wen
$25.00 to San Francisco, Ijos Angeles, San Diego and many
other California, points. To Everett, Fairhaven, Whatcom,
Vancouver, Victoria and Astoria. To Ashland, Roseburgy
Eugene, Albany and Salem, via Portland.' To Portland, or to
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LIST OF UNION LABEL.
Kv'rV ' unlrtn ' member, or avmDflCthizCT
Is urged when makin purchase, or hav
ing work 'done, to demand the following
union labels which have been endorsed
oy tne American f ederation o LM.oor: -
International Typographical Union.
Aiuea rrmiinK 1 ruues- .
Cigarmakers' International; Union.
Wood Oarvers'- Association.
Boot ' and Shoe Workers' Union.
Wood Workers International Union.
united uarment , Workers.. . ... S
Tobaeco . Workers International ttniont
Journeymen, Tailors'. Union.,, . . ; '
Iron Molders' tJhloh. '' ' .
Journeymen Bakers . and' rVmfeAttonera
Union. ... .
Coopers' International Union. - ;
Team Drivers' International Uniont '
United- Brotherhood of Leather WO!
ers on Horse Goods. . ,
National Union of United Brewery-.
Workers. . . . . . . :
' International ' Broommakers' Uhion7 ' '
International Union. Currfim and Wa8 '
onmaknrs: , . ... .
international Association of Brick.. Tile
and Terra Cotta Workers. .. A . . -
international Association or -Aliiea
Metal Mechanics (Bicycle Workers).
uiass ijoiue blowers' Association.
Metal Polishers, Buffers, Platers ana
Brass Workers'' Union. . '
, International Association of Machinists.
International Union ' of Journeymen
Horseshoers.. : ' -v
International Association of Watcb
Case Engravers. .,
International Ladies" Garment1 Work':
ers' Union'. :';','
American Fedjeratioh-'of Musicians. ,'
Shirt Waist and- Laundry Workers'
International Jewelry Workers' Union'.
American. Wire ,Weavers' Protective
Association ' . j ' : '' '. ' ; -' ?
American Federation of Labor. '
Upholsterers' 'International Union.
International Brotherhood of Blackr
smiths. : - - .
' Amalgamated International Association
Sheet Metal Workers. '
Journeymen Barbers' International
Retail Clerks' International "Protective
Association. . -
Hotel and Restaurant Employes' Inter
national Alliance and Bartenders' Inter
national League of America.
Actors' National Protective Unlori.-
Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen.
Stove Mounters' International Union.
International . Steel and Copper .Plate
Printers. ' :
.United Cloth Hat and Cap Makers. ''
International Brotherhood of Paper
United Gold' Beaters'. National Union. -.
International Union of Wood, Wire and
Metal Lathers. 1 " ?; ;
Amalgamated Rubber Workers' Inter
national Union. t
Elastic Goring Weavers' International
Union;' - '.- -A,
International Printng Pressmen's Union
National Association of. Machine "Print
ers and Color- Mixers.
-Theatrical Stage ' Employes : Interna
tion Alliance. .
Trunk and Bag . Workers' International
United ; Powder and High. Explosive
Workers.-" , -
... ,. .
' ''Printers, , Ink," thei recog
nized 'authority on, advertis
ing, after a thorough' tnvesti
gation oa thia subject, aays:
A labor paper is a far bet.
ter advertising medium than
ran ordinary newspaper - in .
comparison, with circulation..
A labor paper, for example,
having 2,000 subscribers is of
more value to the business
man who advertises in it
than an ordinary paper with
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