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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (March 23, 1906)
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A Newspaper with a Mission and without a Muzzle that is published in the Interest of Wageworkers Everywhere.
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, MARCH 23, 190 1
Catering To Mammon
The The Methodist Book Concern
of New York City, of which Revs.
Eaton and Mains are the ageuts anil
managers, locked out its fifty union
Vrinters on January 1, 1906, and be
came an advocate of the "op:n shop."
For a number of years Revs, Eaton
and Mains have been membeis of the
"New York Typothncte, or which Wil
liam Green, printer of the notorious
'Town Topics," is president. Of all
the religious printing 'establishments
in New York City the Methodist Book
Concern is the only one which refuses
to grant the shorter wok day. The
publishers of "The Christian Advo
cate" and "Town Topics" are fighting
tide by (side for the "open shop" and
I he longer work day.
The local book committee of the
Methoillm Book Concern are three mil
lionaire laymen of New York, and
naturally are not In sympathy with the
4 i.ibor organizations. The publishing
agents declare now that they stand for
the "open shop," but prior to the lock
out they agree to sign up for a "closed
hhop" and the flfty-four hour week.
U will be seen, therefore, that they
are not so much interested in the "free
and independent workman" as they are
in the longer week. But it is not of
thee things that The Wajeworker de
sires to speak, , but of the business
course of Revs. Eaton and Mains, the
The avowed purpose of the founding
of the Methodist Book Concern was to
furnish good literature to the member
hlp of the Methodist church at prices
within the reach of all, the profits of
the business to go to the support of
supeannuatcd ministers of that . de
nomination. The Wageworker desire
M cail the attention of loyal Metho-
cllwts to some of the "good literature"
puULshed by the Methodist Book Con
cirn. One of its publications is a
book entitled "Story of the Riot,"
among the negroes in New ' York in
the summer of 1900. This book con
ttin3 language so vile that no news
paper would dare to print it. Another
Publication is a pamphlet entitled
' Record of Events," a miscellaneous
collection of police 'court news, prize
rights, etc. The introduction states
that the contents of the book "are of
Importance, to all who desire such in
formation," and among other informa
tion "for all who desire It" is a list
(Detaining the names and location of
nil the dives of New York. This book
nnd this pamphlet were -printed by the
Methodist Book Concern from the
same, type and on the same presses
that print the publications pointing
THIS FITS LINCOLN.
Same Condition of Affairs Prevails in
It Is just as well that certain unions
should not be represented at all in the
St. Paul Trades and Labor Assembly.
They select men to represent them
who do not attend. Why not cut these
out und elect men that will attend?
Else give up entirely the practice of
electing delegates. It grows more and
more remnrkable every day to all
active unionists how the movement
thrives as It does considering the bull
headed Ignorance and indifference of
ho many individual unionists. A few
men are sacrificing themselves night
ufter night for the good of just such
fellows. Fortunutely there are ten
good men In the movement for every
one of the lame ducks, and it becomes
the duty of the unions not represented
to pick out the men who shall, talk
nnd net for them. St.. Paul Union Ad
Some News Concerning the Better
Halves of the Printers.
A goodly number of Auxiliary mem
bers responded at the last regular
meeting at the home of Mrs. W. E.
Moore, on South Eleventh street. Mrs.
Moore proved herself an admirable
hostess. The business session was
full of lively interest. Two more
printer's wives were elected to mem
bership. Mrs. Wuthan's little daughter has
been quite 111.
Mrs. H. W. Smith and husband and
Miss Hazel Smith visited Mrs. Smith's
mother In Omaha over Sunday.
Mrs. Bustard is visiting relatives In
Mrs. C. S. Hoyt and Mrs. H. C. Peat
Prlntervllle has captured the presi
dent, the Norton family having moved
In opposite Mrs. Rlghter this week.
Mrs. A. L. Cpmpton will venture
Into suburban life at 2At,h and J.
Mrs. Norton will entertain at the
next regular meeting, jFrlday after
men and women the way to heaven 5
On February 23, 1905, "The Christian
Advocate" denounced an advertise
ment in a daily paper of New York
exploiting a certain brand' ot whisky.
That advertisement was set up and
tlectrotyped by the employes of the
Methodist Book Concern.' On Novem
ier 9, 1905, "The Chrfstiau 'Advocate"
bitterly denounced Bernard ' tihaw's
play, "Mrs. Warrener's Profession "
The play was suppressed by the police.
A few days later the Methodist Book
Concern put into .type and made the
plates for "The Author's Apology for
Mrs. Warrener's Profession, by Ber
nard Shaw, with Introduction by John
The employes of the Methodist Book
Concern put into type and' made elec
troplates of ' the advertisement of
Mount Vernon Pure Rye Whisky,
Golden Lion Cocktails, and other
liquors, and these- advertisements,
made from the same types that point
men and women the way to heaven,
have appeared in thousands of papers
throughout the country. Lying before
the eoitor of The Wageworker is the
' conents page" of a book printed
from plates made in the office of the
Methodist Book Concern from types
set uy employes of that concern. The
look contains fifty pages. The con
tents page referred to mentions thir-i.v-one
dealers in liquors and gives
the particular brands handled by them.
How do the God-fearing Methodists
uf the country like it? How must they
feel when reading the religious pub
lications coming from the presses of
the Methodist Book Concern, know
ing that the same types are used to
set up liquor advertisements, lists of
New York's foul dives with their loca
tion and defenses of salicious plays lik-3
" M !-s. Warrener's Profession?"
' He that walketh uprightly walketh
surely, hut he that perverteth his ways
shall be known." v
The. New York. Typographical Union
which Revs. Eaton and Mains, publish
ing neents of the Methodist Book Con
cern, are fighting, has about 5,000
members. In the four years between
July, 3901, and July, 1905, this Typo
graphical Union paid $175,221 to its
supf lbnnuated members. It paid $54,
CS0 to families of deceased members,
ami it paid $28,500 towards the sup
port of the Union Printers' Home a
grand total of $258,301 . spent for hu
manity's sake in four shot years. Can
tr. great Methodist church beat that
average, even with the help of the
ethodist Book Concern, founded for
the; purpose of turnishing good litera
ture and perverted to the base uses of
noon, April 6, In her new home, north
west corner Twenty-third and Dudley.
The international election is begin
ning to attract interest.
Two members out Printerville way
Went out for a ride in a slay.
They returned from the stunt
With the ladles In frunt,
And the horse In the rear, with a nay.
The ladies each pulled at a shaft.
And the neighbors who saw them laft
While the horse from his shed
Wagged his cunning old hed
And prided himself on his craft.
ARE YOU FRIENDLY?
Word With Several Large Amuse
ment Enterprises Hereabouts.
The Erie, N. Y., union printers have
been locked out by the Erie Litho and
Printing Co. This firm is now "rat"
throughout, it furnishes the show
bills for some of the largest amuse
ment enterprises, on the road. Circus
proprietors who patronize this house
patronize the enemies of organized
labor. Organized labor will not pa-'
tronlze those who putronize its ene
Watch the show bills. If they bear
the Imprint of the Erie Litho and
Printing Co., you will know what your
duty as a union man Is.
AFTER COFFIN TRUST.
Chicago Unionists Say It Costs Too
Much To Die.
Chicago unionists are going after the
undertakers' trust in that city. It costs
too much to die In the Windy City. A
union man reported that when hts baby
was born the total expense was $22.
The baby died inside of three months,
and It cost $125 to bury It. "The un
dertaker made $100 profit," declared
the afflicted father.
Resolutions denouncing the trust are
being adopted, and if the trust does
not take a tumble the unionists will
proceed to establish an , undertaking
business for themselves. They have
already taken steps to own their own
.already take nsleps to own their own
Items from the Big Union That Will
Word comes from Laramie, Wyo.,
that Sidney J. Kent is worse. The in
juries resulting from his recent fall
are not improving as expected.'
Bro. Faulhaber is reported on the im
proved list, but he will hardly be able
to go to work before next week.
Bro. Dickinson of University Place
went to work Tuesday after a sick
spell of some length. '
Hereafter The Wageworker will be
the official medium for notifying the
Carpenters of all special meetings.
The Carpenters will stand up for the
Saturday half-holiday, and it is now
up to. the other labor organizations, as
well as the Commercial Ckub, to follow
suit. We opine, however, that when it
comes to a show down that the labor
organizations will be found in the van,
considerably ahead of the Commercial
Club, working for the interests of hu
manity. The Saturday afternoon off
means an opportunity to keep up the
home chores and less of fence and
chicken house building on Sunday.
One application for membership was
handed in last Tuesday.
The issuing of permits to would-be
members will be less promiscuous in
SAVING THE COUNTRY.
Wonderful Work of Our Servants in
the National -Congress.
Do not become discouraged. The
country is safe in the hands of our
present congress. Ship subsidy graft
ers may get in their worK, and the
tariff barons may add a little more to
the burdens of the people. The trusts
may soak it to us without let or hin
drance, but congress is watching out
for our interests in matters of grave
concern. Last Tuesday the house spent
an hour wrangling over an important
matter. It was Whether a stationary
engineer employed by the government
in Washington should receive $720 per
annum or $S20 per annum. In order
to avoid the appearance of being too
extravagant with the people's money
it was decided to give him only $720
While they were engaged in saving
the country $100 per year the congress
men consumed time which costs Uncle
Sam an even hundred dollars a minute.
T'ell with the wage earner congress
has to look out for the Interests of the
trusts and corporations. No common,
greasy mechanic is entitled to any $820
a year. A dollar a day is enough for
any workingman to live on. If he
made more than that he would spend
it In the dramshops.
BEHIND THE TIMES.
Black Hills Club Women Talk on
Musty Topics. .
Inquiry among the Lead members of
the Woman's Club reveals the deplor- man, a graduate of the Nebraska Uni
able fact that the worthy ladies who versity law school and a worthy mem
make up the membership of that or- ber of the legal profession. For al-
a nidation have dropped woefully be-
hind their sisters of the Nebraska cap-
ital in the subjects they discuss; at
their meetings. Instead of consider-
ing the nation-saving problem of teach-
ing the working people of Lead how
to care for their pirceless Oriental ne-
Rev Wit. SteUle on Socialism
When the average socialist speaks
of the church he becomes hysterical.
To his mind, no other man has a right
to an opinion which differs from his
own. It that opinion does currer rrom
the one which he holds for the time
being, the holder of it is according to
that socialist, a "grafter,"' a "tool of
the capitalistic class," a "weakling,"
a "hypocrite." When discussing such
an unfortunate, the average socialistic
writer will dip his pen in vitriol and
figuratively burn him at the stake.
Granting for the moment that the man
he is abusing is intolerant, he himself
is too intolerant to tolerate Intoler
ance, although he expects to find that
virtue in the man whom he is "roast
ing." If the reply is made that the
socialist who does these things is not
representative of true socialism, then
I answer that neither is the church
man who practices similar methods,
representative of the church, although
there are occasions when both the so
cialist and the chprch-man may be jBs
tified in vigorously protesting against
the words and actions of a particular
individual who nay be on the other
Just as the socialists insist that their
hffTrTni'ii i 1 " r mint ""f he, lyB
by the mistakes of their predecessors,
so the church of today has a right to
demand that it shall be judged by Its
present attitude towards particular
problems, and not by its past errors.
The church has made mistakes. To
I dny this, would be absurd. But someare Issued by their particular branch
cessities, they have dawdled away
their time on such frivolous subjects
as "How to 'Tame An Irritable Hus
band by Proper Cookery," "The Care
of Sickly Children" "How to Save Un
sophistocated Farin Girls from the
Green Front" (theatre), and hundreds
of other equally absurd and frivolous
subjects without the airing of which
the world would be better off. As an
indication of the indifference of the
Lead club woman to weighty and re
fining problems, it is reported to the
Register that during the past year the
members have spent much time and
money in the dehumanizing pursuit of
seeking out and sending to their
friends headstrong girls who have
left eastern homes with a laudable am
bition to shine before the footlights of
various places of amusement which
(dis) grace the twin cities of the Black
Hills. Of course, the foolish parents
of these brands snatched from the
burning have become sentimental and
have even thanked the club women of
Lead for their kindly (but misdirected)
efforts, but the proprietors of the
"free-and-easies" have properly con
demned the said women for their med
dlesome propensities. Verily, the
Black Hills club woman has a deal to
learn from her effete and cultured sis
ter of the land of sand hills and fleas.
Lead, S. D., Daily Register.
LET THE MAN DIE.
Would Cost Too Much to Rescue Him
From Threatened Death.
.Frank Miller, a; Polish lock tender
working on the Hudson river tunnel in
New York City, became imprisoned in
the big steel air lock of the caisson.
The mechanism refused to work, and
the unfortunate man could not work
his way out. When asked what would
be done about it the superintendent re
plied: "I don't know. But I do know that
we do not want to smash any valuable
apparatus until we have to."
Certainly not. 't Apparatus costs
money, and human life doesn't cost a
cent. The cheapest commodity on the
market is human life. Even the mules
In the mines receive more considera
tion than the miners. If the mule dies
the company has to buy a new one. If
a miner dies a new one can be imoprt
ed from Lithuania without costing a
cent. Of course no costly apparatus
shopld be smashed merely to save the
life of a common laborer. The idea
would be absurd.
DEATH OF AN OLD FRIEND.
Robert A. . Clapp, a warm personal
friend of the editor of The Wage
worker, died at his home in Fairbury
last week, and was buried in Wyuka
pfimfiterv in Lincoln. Mr. Clann was
. . m . . , , .
iui luci i J uiajui j. ail uuij auu r-ti v
e(j twQ vearg as attorney for Jefferson
county. He was a splendid young
most twenty years he and the editor
were almost as close as brothers, an t
a be'tter-hearted, cleaner, more upright
young ma"n is seldom met with.- He
leaves a wife and two children to
whom the sympathy of a multitude of
friends is extended.
social reformers are asking the church
to stand for a specific social system
which may 'some day be accepted by
the majority, as slavery once was, thus
again subjecting herself to the ridicule
of a future generation, which shall
have outgrown that system.
. But, it is insisted, the world is on
the verge of a crisis, and the church
must declare herself with regard to
socialism. The world has always been
on ths verge of a crisis. It always will
be, because the world is moving. To
say that even the introduction of so
cialism will at once settle every social
question is a sign of egotism. If so
cialism should ever be accepted, it
would simply be a step in that process
of evolution which will never end, for
the labor question will never be settled
until the last day's work is done. .
It has been said that the church
should recognize and endorse social
ism because there are so many social-
j ists. There is no particular point to
his argument, for there are probably
as many people in this country who
are directly and indirectly interested
in the saloon business as there are se
cialists. Must the church therefore en
dorse the saloon, even though some
saloon men are just as sincere as some
It is true that certain churches of
today have taken action with reference
to socialism. Let these churches be
held responsible for their own decrees.
Socialists ' are careful to accept as
authoritative only such statements as
WHAT WOULD HE DO?'
The Wageworker Ventures an Answer
to the Pertinent Query.
The Methodist Book Concern is ono
of the few printing oflices in the coun
try which refuses to grant the printers
an eight-hour day. Wonder what Christ
would do if he should happen to ste,
into the Methodist Book Concern some
day ? Fairbury (Nebr.) Journal.
It was Patrick Henry who said, "I
have no way ot judging the future but
by the past." We have no way of tell
ing what Christ would do under the
above circumstances, save as we read
how he acted under similar circum
stances some 1900 years ago. We
quote from Holy Writ:
"And the Jews' passover was at
hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusa
lem and found in the temple those
that sold oxen and sheep and doves,
and the changers of money sitting:
and when he had made a scourge o
small cords, he drove them all out ol
the temple,' and the sheep, and the
oxen; and poured out, the changers'
money, and overthrew the tables; and
said unto them that , sold doves, Take
these things hence; make not my
father's house an house of merchan
dise." The Gospel According to St.
If this does not answer our esteem
ed Fairbury contemporary's question
we admit our inability to answer it.
Getting Ready for Another Effort to
Secure Better Conditions.
The Union Painters, Paperhangers
and Decorators of Lincoln are just now
engaged in another effort to secure
recognition, fair wage and the shorter
work day, and they are making splen
did progress. The committee feels
greatly encouraged by the develop
ments of the past two or three weeks,
and just now it looks very much liko
a substantial victory for the men.
Nothing definite can be given to the
public just now, but the committee
hopes to be able to publish some good
news in the very near future. The
sudden return to winter has had the
effect of greatly retarding work, but
there is every indication that business
will 3oon open up in good shape, and
that work.wiil be even more plentiful
than it was last year.
"A romantfc story of the 'disease
that is eating away the heart of the
American republic. It is to the com
mercial, corporate and trust evils of
the times what Uncle Tom's cabin was
to the slavery question, and Thomas
Dixon's Leopard's spots is to the pres
ent race issue. It should be read by
every patriotic American citizen."
Published by Wessells of New York
and on sale at newsdealers.
There are mighty few cities in the
United States that has such a good
defender as the union" men of Lincoln
have in the Wageworker. We venture
to say not a town of its size in Ameri
ca has as good a labor paper. The
union men of Lincoln have everything
to gain and nothing to lose by staying
with Maupin for keeps. Omaha West
and the Church
of socialism. It should be remembered,
also, that in practically every instance
where a church assembly denounced
socialism, it had in mind the grossly
materialistic and .morally antagonistic
features which have sometimes found
place in the system, just as it has fre
quently denounced the same tenden
cies in prevailing political parties.
As a matter of fact, however, what
is the real attitude of the church as -whole
with reference to the questions
First, it recognizes the right of every
man to be a socialist, if he is con
vinced that socialism is morally and
Second, it recognizes the fact that
there are some good things in social
ism, for which socialism should be
" Third, the church does not stand for
the present social system. It stands
for no particular social system. It
accepts only so much of the present
system as is in accordance with the
principles laid down by Jesus Christ.
It- insists that these privileges shall be
applied to, society in all of its ramifl
catlons, but it believes that others be
sides socialists have both the brain
and th heart to interpret these privi
leges. Fourth, it is not offering the gospel
to workingmen as a mere sop, nor be
cause it is afraid that some day they
will bring on a revolution. It is offer
ing the same gospel, with all of its
privileges, as well as all of its obliga
tions, to their employers. .
Bits of Union History
Here is a little bit of union history
that may be new to a lot of union meu
m this section of the country. It re
lates to the defeat of James G.-Blaine
in 18S4, and while there were several
causes leading to Mr. Blaine'3 defeat.
the truth is that the printers of New
York were responsible for it.
In -1884 the Typographical Union was
engaged in a fight with the New York
liibune. The Tribune's editor, White
law Reid, was one of Mr. Blaine's
warmest friends, and the Tribane was
looked upon as Mr. Blaine's personal
mouthpiece. Soon after Mr. Blaine'
was nominated he went to New York,
and while there was waited upon by a
delegation from ','Bix Six" Typo
graphical Union and asked to use- his
personal influence to secure an adjust
ment of the difficulty. .Mr. Blaine ab
solutely refused-, saying that the fight
was none of his business, and that he
had no interest in it whatever. He was
then asked if he would not endeavor to
get Mr. Reid to agree to a conference,
tut he again refused. Then "Big Six"
vent to work. A majority of the mem
bers of New York Typographical Union j
were then and probably now are re
publicans, but on election day they
showed their resentment towards Mr.
Blaine and their detestation of White
law Reid, by voting almost unanimous
ly for Grover Cleveland. As "Big Six"
then had upwards of 5,000 voters with
in its ranks it cut a Dig figure in that
Lcampaign. New Y6Tfc.w;ent democratic
by about 1,150 votes, andthe electoral
vote of that state- made Grover Cleve
land president. Had Mr. Blaine mere
ly used his good offices to secure a
meeting between the representatives of
the New York union printers and the
editor of his personal organ, WKKe
law Reid, the republican printers wovid
have voted for him, he would have car
ried New York, and his- ambition to He
president of the United States wouldj
have been realized.
In 1892 the republican party slapped
union labor in the face by nominating
Whitelaw Reid for vice-president. The
Tribune was a ,".rat". sheet and Reid
was responsible.,,' Before the campaign
was well begy the "republican leaders
realized thelmitake and forced the
Tribune to become "square." But thJ
mischief was already clone. Union men
refused to vote a ticket with Reid'a
name thereon and again Grover Cleve
land was elected. Unionism has noth
ing to boast of concerning its support
of Cleveland, but union men at least
krew that Cleveland could not be more
of a union hater than Reid. They
merely took what they thought to be
the least of twft evils.
Illinois has an election law that
union men should endeavor to secure
in every state. It is known as the
"minority representation" for ''cumu
lative voting" system.. It enables a
minority to secure representation in
the state legislature. Briefly the sys
tem is this:
Suppose a legi&lative district is en
titled to three representatives. If the
district is safely republican the demo
crats can. nominate one man and every
democrat can then cast three votes
ior that one man for the office of repre
sentative, or vice versa. In this way
the minority is always assured of a
representation, and itserves -to lteep:
the majority from becoming too part:
san. With such a system Jn vogue in
Nebraska union men could elect at
least one representative from Douglas
and one from Lancaster every two
years. - ' ,
The Typographical Union is fortun
ate in that it 13 patronized by every
other union. A union that would put
out a job of printing without the label
THIS EMPLOYER SATISFIED.
Commends Dissolution of Injunction
and Praises Printers.
The opinion of the supreme court,
sustaining the decision of Judge Grin
nan, of the chancery court, dissolving
the injunction against " the striking
printers, has met with general ap
proval. It is the province of a court to en
join against a violation of law, and
restrain all unlawful attempts to at
tack and interfere with the rights of
others, but this injunction was so
broad in its scope, so sweeping in its
character that it trenched upon com
mon rights of the citizens. Moreover,
the striking printers have borne them
selves with decorum and self-control,
have been guilty of no disorders, and
have given no ground for any such
It was most property dissolved, as
we generally thought it would, and
ought to be
The striking printAs maHe their de
cd it would be denounced" from one
end of the land to. the : other. Last
v.eek Sherlock Holmes, Jr., The Wage
worker's famous sleuth, visited seven
different printing offices in Lincoln
and found . "scab" soap . used by the
printers1 in all seven of them.
.Here's a bet if you want to take it.
The Wageworker-offers to bet a good
union , cigar that if you will stop the "
first five railroad men you meet who
are dressed up in their "Sunday best,"
three of the five will -be wearing "scab"
The trouble with the railroad broth
erhoods is that they are selfish. Each
brotherhood- is looking out lor its own
members and neglecting the, members
who belong to the other brotherhoods.
If there is any cla3s ,of workingmen ,
who, ought to be standing solidly to
gether it is the railroad employes. '
They ought to have. a central council,
just like the building trades and the
printing trades. The variation in the '
wage scale . of railroad employes is
greater than in any other line. En?-,
gineers, who boast of their good wages.
permit themselves to be endangered
every lour they are on duty by under-
paid boy-3 who are entrusted with the
handling of train orders. And the
maintenance of track upon which the
lives of millions depend is entrusted .
to foremen who get the magnificent
wage of $45 a month and section men
who get the munificent wage -of $1J15 a -day.
Railroad - managers have always
been shrewd enough to keep the dif
ferent classes of their employes di
vided, playing one against the other. .
It. is up to, the engineers, the firemen, -the
conductors, the switchmen and the ,
brakemem to get together, fight to- ,
gether and remain together through
thick and thin.
Speaking of the engineers naturally
M-ecalls the great Burlington strike.
Tiwtwyii'w i n fly-1 lesson- trr fcoTir"Tirip
Brotherhood and the Burlington man
agement. The Brotherhood would
have won that strike hands ' down if
it had not beenfor one- fatal mistake
made by its leaders a 'short while be
fore the strike. The engineers on the
Reading road used to he Knights -of
Labor and not Brotherhood, men; The
Brotherhcod endeavored to secure con
trol of the Reading engines, and with
that end in view gave the Knights the
worst of ' it. When the Burlington
strike was pulled off the Knights of.
Labor engineers saw their opportunity, ;
for revenge, and once more the fatal
jealousy that is always cropping out
in labor cicles got in its deadly work.
The Reading engineers came west in
droves, and it was through their as-,
sistance that the strike was mads a
failure. 1 '
The railroad managers have beH
pursuing a very smooth game with the
engineers all these years. . They have
been woefully strict in enforcing the
rules, and the rules are made as nu
merous and as- difficult ' as possible
along all minor lines.. The result is
that there are hundreds ol engineers
without jobs all over the country, and
the railroad managers are relying on
them, in case another engineers strike
is pulled oft. -
There is not a big city in the country
that could not be officered by union
men or the staunch friends of union
ism if union men would quit their par-;
tif-an foolishness and vote together in
their own interests. And the same
thins is true of more than one state,
and scores of congressional districts.!
What's the matter w4th keeping poli
tics out of the unions,, but takinjr
unionism into politics?
' THE HISTORIAN.
mands, . and when they were refused,
quit work, as they , had an undoubted
right to do. . They have asserted their
rights, but they have done so in a
manly, law-abiding fashion. They have
respected the rights of others,, and
they have thereby won and deserved to
win the consideration and resRect of
We earnestly hope that a fair and
just and reasonable settlement of their
troubles will be spedlly reached.
We did not hesitate a moment to
.grant their demands; in fact, we vol
untarily met their wishes berore tney
were formulated into demands and we
do not feel that we have lost a penny
by having done so. Richmond (Va.)
Rockford Carpenters have adopted a
new scale calling for 35 cents an hour
after June 1, and the eight-hour da
after April 1. Under the former seals
the Carpenters rfeceived 30 cents an
hour for nine hours.
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