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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (March 9, 1906)
The Lincoln Wallpaper 6 Paint Co.
A STRICTLY UNION SHOP.
'230 So. Ilth Street
...WHOLESALE AND RETAIL...
Wall Paper, aE
ADAM SCHAUPP COAL CO.
COKE AND WOOD
Rock Springs, Hanna, Maitland
CENTERVILLE BLOCK 05.50
Spadla, Pittsburg: nut. Washed Egg;. Best Grades. Scranton
and Lehigh Anthracite. Best and quickest service. " Deliver
ed by Union Teamsters only. ,
CITY OfflCE 1234 0 STREET
BELL 182. AUTO 3812
Four I cffiTYRIC Four
Shows JUL VV Shows
Daily .SZ Theatre . Daily
HIGH-CLASS, popular-priced amusement
resort. Four refined shows daily. Mati
nee 3 o. m: Nie-ht. 7:15. 8:15 and 9:15 o. m.
Twelfth and O Streets, Lincoln, Nebraska
Entire Change of Program Every Aeek.
Your Cigars snouia Bear inis Label. ;
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It is insurance against sweat shop and
tenement goods, and against disease, . . .
New WayNew Train
You can now go direct, by a new route and by a new daily " ...
train through Salt : Lake City . to Los Angeles, via the -,
UNION PACIFIC and SALT LAKE ROUTE
First-class accommodations with all the comforts of home, .
, '.. electric lighted. News of, .the world bulletined morning -
and evening, and in' "extras" when warranted.
LOS ANGELES LIMITED
. affords comforts, luxury, and entertainment that
make time fly. For full information inquire of
E. B. SLOSSON, General Agent
Protected by Block Signals
.The lint railway in America to adopt the absolute - , '
Block System in the operation ef all trains', was the
Chicago, Milivaukoo & St. Paul
It to-day baa more miles of road operated under
' 1 . J . - block signal rule than any otbor railway company.
' The St. Paul Road was the fiifct railway to light
its trains by electricity, and it sow has more than
400. electric-lighted passenger ear in daily service.
. " : Three trains from Union Station, Omaha, to Union
.' :.(' Station, Chicago, every day. .;
For time table, special rate write
F. A. NAOH,
ral Wtrm Agmt, ISM tuua Stmt,
GOVERNMENT BY INJUNCTION,
C A F E
taae o . street
HANDLES EVERYTHIN8 IN
MODERATE PRICES. FIRST
HEALS, IBcts AND UP
Have Another Social Good Time and
The Bartenders' Union recently held
another one of its social sessions, and
of course the boys had a good time.
They extend their hearty thanks to
the Annheuser-Busch Brewing Co. for
refreshments served on that occasion.
A' couple of bars are about to lose
their bar cards because the bartenders
have ignored the duty of paying their
dues. The Lincoln hotel bar has not
yet "come across."
The union label enables a working
man to be a trades unionist where he
spends his wages as well as where he
earns them. Clothing Trades Bulletin.
And Union Men . Themselves Are To
Blame For It.
judge Holdom, of Chicago, ' has
availed himself of another opportunity
to strengthen bis reputation as a "gov
ernment by injunction" Judge. Acting
as his own jury, he has convicted two
officers of the printers' union of an
offense .unknown to the law inducing
imported non-unionists to . join . the
union and paying their expenses home,
and has Imposed a penalty in his own
discretion. Under his sentence the
men are now in jail. Holdom's deci
sion was expressed in terms which
clearly disclosed a bias that would
have disqualified any man for jury
service, but he refused to refer the
case to a jury, and incompetency for
bias is an unknown disqualification
under the practice and procedure of.
"government by injunction." How
ever, Judge Holdom is not the man to
be criticised. He went frankly enough
before the public for re-election as an
employers' judge. As such he Was
supported by employers' organizations.
They knew and he knew that he was
the kind of judge they wanted. If the
labor organizations didn't recognize
him as unfair, it was no fault of his.
Some of' them evidently did, for he
was badly .cut at the polls.. But if they
had been as solicitous for public inter
ests as their employers were for "busi
ness' .interests, Judge Holdom would
have to fight labor organizations, if he
fought them at all, in a different and
somewhat less influential capacity.
They Lend Splendid Assistance to the
In late years it has come to be quite
the thing to organize auxiliaries com
posed of women to national and inter
national trades unions, writes Joseph
R. Buchanan in the New York Journal.
These auxiliaries have usually been
formed during the conventions of the
general bodies by wives and daughters
who accompanied the delegates to the
These .union auxiliaries are n-'4,
merely' social clubs, nor are they sew
ing circles and pink tea clubs they
are practical from the word go. In
various ways they render valuable as
sistance ; to the trades union move
ment. They are ' the strongest and
most effective supporters of the union
label in fact, without their aid agi
tation in support of a certain class of
labels would be almost fruitless.
Probably there is nothing else which
so marks the change in the general
estimate of trades unionism as the
attitude of women thereto. Few and
far between now are the women
whose breadwinners are unionists that
seek to hide from their acquaintances
and the world that fact. The union
man's wife holds her, head high a.nd
looks the world in the face confidently
and proudly as she says, "Tom's a
member of No. 42, and this household
is for the union first, last and all the
FOR THE WOMEN
'HIS is a little, secret talk with the house
wife. "Just read it and then talk it over
with your husband. Is your husband a
mechanic? If he is, does he not insist,
on having the best of tools and the most up-to-date
labor saving machinery. But does he think
the same about your work? Have you got the
best and most up-to-date kitchen machinery in
your house? Or are. you working with the old
fashioned implements? Do you not know that
the coal range is just as much out of date now
as the old fire, place with its swinging crane?
If your husband insists on having the most im
proved tools in his work, why should, he not
provide you a similar equipment for your work?
Think it over for a little bit, and then ask
yourself this question: "Am I getting a square
deal?" . . : '
Warm weather is coming. Why not insist
on having a Gas Range and thus escape the aw
ful heat of a coal range during the summer.. It
will conserve your energy, save your health and
economize your time. . With a Gas Range in
your kitchen it doesn't matter if your husband
hurries to work without thinking to carry in the
coal and provide the .kindling. No need for
them. You just turn a valve and touch a match.
Then you get all the heat under the cooking
utensils, ane none of it through the kitchen to.
make you miserable. Saves fully half your
time, two-thirds of your worry and all of your
Think it over and then tell your husband
about it. Give him your side of the labor sav
ing machinery case. Then take his arm and
walk or ride down to our salesrooms, where we
have a complete line of Gas Ranges. Water
Heaters, Radiators, and improved Kitchen De
vices . We . are so interested in showing these
that we keep open evenings for. your benefit and
Union men have often v gone on strike for
better conditions surrounding their work. Why
wouldn't it be a good idea for union housewives
to follow the illustrious precedent set by their
husbands strike for improved working condi
tions for themselves. -
Lincoln Gas and Electric Light Company
1323 O STREET
What the Knights of Saw and Plane
- Bro. J. A. Chambers was elected and
installed as conductor at last meet
ing, Bro. F. Binder having gone to
Bro. Dickson of University Place,
working on the C. C White building,
sprained his back seriously last Sat
urday morning and is not able to get
around as yet. He is gaining slowly';
Bro. Fallhaber fell on his porch the
first of the week, striking on his' back,
and is laid up. He does not expect to
get to work for two or three weeks.
Mr. E. Kerns, 718 North Twenty
seventh, reports to the local that his
machine tools are for sale.
A committee, from the Carpenters
met a committee from the Exchange
Thursday evening to discuss next
year's agreement. Results not known
as yet. . "
Brother Chambers has been ap
pointed keeper of steward's reports.
These will be cared for systematically
; Rro. Chase has been made corre
spondent' for The Wage worker.
Bro.. A. E. Hawkins is back . from
Oxford and is working, but still has a
sore hand from last winter's trouble
with blood poisoning.
HE'S A BAD ONE.
McQuiston Fined- $1 .,' and
Sunday Opening. ; -.
"Billy" McQuiston, who was arrest
ed on J,he charge of voilating the stat
ute against Sunday work by opening
his barber shop, had his trial Thurs
day morning and was fined $1 and
costs. The card has been, removed
from his shop. . : .
R. L. McBride has been elected sec
retary of the local union, vice Charley
Bowen, who has become a proprietor.
Mr. McBride may be . found at 101
South Eleevnth street.
The journeymen barbers are going
to stand pat against the Sunday open
ing proposition. The shop at 116
South Thirteenth street has changed
hands and is now being conducted by
The Barbers' Union has cfianged
meeting night and will hereafter meet
at 205 South Tenth street on Wednes
?7f r.nrriaee and Wagoi
Wornew recently organized in
The Absentee Usually the One Who
Makes the Most Fuss.
The absentee! This man is the
worst of the lot. He does more harm
than all the other disrupters put to
gether. Every gang, every clique, is
made possible by absentees. The man
who stays away from the meetings of
his union is responsible for everything
that is done wrong. It is far better to
go to the meetings; and to make mis
takes than to stay away and find fault
with the mistakes. -The absentee
could not help the enemies of his union
any more if he were paid for it than
by refusing to bear his share of the
burden. Why are there so many ig
norant trades-unionists who know
nothing of the business affairs of their
own union? It is because they have
been absentees. There are plenty of
union men who never go to meetings
unless they are out of work. Then
they are the loudest shouters in the
crowd. Easton Journal.
SOME PRINTER FIGURES.
How the Typographical Union Is Foot
ing the Bills.
Some idea of the sacrifices the union
printers are making to establish the
eight-hour clay may be gained by look
ing at a few figures taken from the
March Typographical Journal.
During the fiscal month ending Feb
ruary 20, 1906, the receipts of the In
ternational were $155,974.47. All but
$3,202.50 of this enormous amount was
contributed by members of the Typo
graphical Union, the rest being con
tributed by other unions affiliated with
the American Federation 'of Labor.
The total membership of the Inter
national Typographical Union on Feb
ruary 20, 1906, was 47,283. Of this
number 38,988 were working the eight-
hour day, and 3,216 were working the
nine-hour day under contracts that wili
not expire until later. There were on
the strike roll, journeymen members,
5,079. In addition 341 apprentices and
488 pressmen, feeders and . stereo-
typers were carried on the strike roll,
making a total on the strike roll of
5,908. During February thirteen unions
were added to the list of unions com
ing in under the eight-hour banner.
Two of the largest local unions,. Bos
ton and Baltimore, made the eight-
hour demand during February, and
these added somewhat to the strike
roll. But the situation is rapidly
growing better everywhere. The eight-
hour day is practically won.
As an evidence of the financial
strength of the International Typo
graphical Union is might incidentally
be mentioned that the strike benefit
has been increased. This is uncom
mon in strikes. The average assess
ment borne by working members is
about $6 per month, to which must be
added local dues and per capita tax.
Methdeict Book Concern Insists on
loying "Rat" Printers.
The Methodist Book Concern, New
York, Insists on employing "rat"
printers and maintaining the "open
shop." Rev. Dr. Homer Eaton, one of
the agents for the concern, offers this
weighty argument against recognizing
the Typographical Union:'.
"I refuse to be a party to a contract
il, 'I, -
that dictates that my employes must
belong to any organization that meets
oh a Sunday. : It is Impossible for a
man to be both a consistent Christian
and a trades-unionist. He can not go
to union meeting and to church, too."
The Methodist church is not to .be
congratulated on the possession of a
minister with such a lack of brains.
Seventy-five per cent of the union
printers are opposed to Sunday meet
ings. But Sunday is the only day that
will enable even a minority of the
members to attend union meeting. The
meetings are held Sunday afternoon.
This does not interfere ; with church
attendance in the morning or in the
evening. Lincoln Typographical Union
has a large number of members who
are earnest and consistent Christians.
They ' attend church regularly every
Sunday, and also prayer meeting dur
ing the week. Several of them are
teachers in the Sunday schools.
Rev. Dr. Eaton can not sit down to a
sumptuous meal on a Sunday at the
home of a parishioner and be a con
sistent Christian, for that entails work
on the housewife or the servant girls.
The ' Wageworker cordially invites
comparison between the above remark
of Rev. Dr. Eaton and the sermon de
livered by Rev. Mr. . Balcli, another
Methodist minister, published in . this
issue. The ' Wageworker also would
call the attention of Rev. Dr. Eaton to
the undeniable fact that the union
printers of the country devote more
money in proportion to numbers to the
care of the sick; burial of the dead and
care of the helpless than the Method
ist church. If it . is true that "He who
giveth to the poor lendeth to the
Lord" and it is true then the Lord
owes the International Typographical
Union more interest in proportion to
numbers than He does to the Method
Rev. Dr. Eaton is a distinguished
and noted divine in the Methodist
church. Rev. W. M. Balch of Lincoln
is preaching, for a small congregation
in the outskirts of Lincoln and is un
known to a vast majority of the Meth
odist church at large. . And yet we
venture to say that a preacher like
Rev. Mr. Balch is doing more good
ten to one in proportion to his oppor
tunities than Rev. Dr. Eaton of New
York. Why? Because Rev. Mr. Balch
is down to earth, mingling with men,
while Rev. Dr. Eaton has his head in
the clouds and is getting further and
further away from his fellows.
If it is true that a man can not be a
consistent Christian and trades union
ist, then a very large percentage of
church members are hypocrites. And
if being a member of a trades union
is to debar one, from Christian fellow
ship, we unhesitatingly declare that
we will stand by the union rather than
take our stand among those who are
so narrow-minded and so bigoted as
to declare that being a member of an
organization that stands for humanity
and mutual helpfulness is unchristian.
UNION LABELS AND CARDS
There are now 56 labels and 10 cards issued by the fol
lowing organizations, which have beey indorsed by the Amer
ican Federation of Labor:
r ... . . . Organisations Using' Labels.
American Federation of La
bor. Batfers and Confectioners.
TTM IT .mlm1tf 726 N STREET
UaVrP. UiCUHIini - LINCOLN. NEB.
Carriage and Wagon Work
ers. Carvers, Wood.
Cloth Hat and Cap Makers.
Engravers, Watch Case.
Flour and Cereal Mill Em
ployes. Fur Workers.
Garment Wprkers, United.
Garment Workers, Lady.
Glass Bottle Blowers.
Leather Workers on Horse
Machine Printers and Color
, Metal Polishers.
Metal Workers, Sheet.
Paper Box Makers.
Piano and Organ Workers.
Plate Printers. . 1
Powder Workers. .
Shirt, Waist and Laundry
Tip Printers. ,'. '
Travelers' Goods and Leath
er Novelty Workers."
ORGANIZATIONS USING CARDS.
, Barbers. ';
Clerks. , . .
Engineers, Steam. :
Hotel and Restaurant Em
Meat Cutters and Butcher
Stage Employes, TheatricaLi
Teamsters. . , '
The following crafts and callings are using the American
Federation of Labor label : Artificial Limb Makers, Cos
turners, Badge and Lodge Paraphernalia Workers, Bottlers
(Soda, Mineral Water and Liquor), Coffee, Spice and Baking
Powder Workers, Cloth Spongers and Refinishers, Carbonic.
Gas Workers, Cigar Makers'. Tools, Nail (Horse, Shoe) Work
ers, Neckwear Cutters and Makers, Oystefr .Workers, Paint
Workers, Photographic Supply Workers, Soap Workers, So
da and Mineral Water Workers, Starch Workers, Suspender
Makers, Steel Case Makers. " -
But we do not have to make the choice,
thank the Lord! Rev. Dr. Eaton rep
resents a very inconsiderable portion
of the membership of the great Meth
odist church. He comes nearer to rep
resenting the greed of high finance
than he does the doctrine of the Car
penter of Nazareth.
UNION LABOR CHEAPEST.
Popular Mechanics perhaps unwit
tingly gave evidence recently that
high-priced, skilled union labor was
cheapest in the long run, while cheap
scrub labor was the very opposite.
This is what Popular Mechanics says :
"On some railroads the Cfbst of repairs
during a single year amounts to nearly
one-third the. first cost jf the locomo
tive. Here are some of the reports:
Average repairs to each locomotive
on the Northern Pacific was $2,075;
on the Union Pacific, $3,473; Santa Fe.
$4,165; Southern Pacific, $3,473; Chi
cago & Northwestern, $1,563; Chicago.
Milwaukee & St. Paul, $1.493." Ma
Judge Holdom has gone to Europe
to seek rest and recreation. It is not
surprising that he would need some
thing of the kind after that bunch of
despotic injustice he handed out to the
Chicago printers recently. We would,
think most any old ; place would be
healthier for Holdom than Chicago, for
awhile. May he- never come back to
this country again. We can do with
out judges of his caliber in America
very well. St. Joseph Union. ' -
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