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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (March 30, 1906)
WILL M. MAUPIN, EDITOR
Published Weekly at 137 No. 14th
St., Lincoln, Neb. One Dollar a Year.
Entered as second-class matter April
21. 1904, at the postofflco at Lincoln,
Neb., under the Act of Congress of
March 3rd, 1879.
j$ "Printer' ink," the rec'og-' o
j nized authority on advert)- j
i Ing, after a thorough Investl- jt
gation on this aubject, says:
, jl "A labor paper la a far bet-
j ter advertising medium than J
j an ordinary newspaper in Jl
j comparison with circulation. J
jl A labor paper, for example, J
jl having 2,000 subscribers Is of Jl
jl more value to the business J
Jl . man who advertises In it jl
jl than an ordinary paper with jt
jl 12,000 subscribers." Jl
& il tJl sjt tjt J$ jjt
A POINT WELL TAKEN.
Elsewhere In this issue appears a
communication signed by L. D. Wood
ruff, manager of the Woodruff-Collins
Printlnz Co., of this city. The Wnge
morker desires to call the especial at
tention of all unionists to Mr. Wood
ruff's article because It refers directly
and without equivocation to a matter
which has not received sufficient at
tention at the hands of organized
labor. - :
In the beginning, The Wageworker
must disclaim any knowledge of most
of the facts to which Mr. Woodruff
fpeclflcally refers. It was aware, that
the employe In question had. jumped a
number of bills, including one little
one ower to the editor, but further
than that this paper was not Informed.
Obviously a trades union can not un
dertake to act as a collection agency,
but . certainly , a trades union should
take steps to protect fair employers
from the dishonesty of employes. Be
fore the union to which this particu
lar employe belonged issued to him a
traveling card charges should have
been preferred against him and the in
terests of the employer thoroughly
protected. This matter of protection
is not one-sided by any means. If
unionism Is ever to accomplish its best
results It must bear In mind the fact
that It means Justice for the employer
as well as for the employed, and no
.union can afford to protect a member
when that member Imposes upon the
employer, robs him without compunc
tion and deserts his post without pro
vocation. The Union man who will
treat an employer as this particular
employe treated Mr. Woodruff is worse
than the "scab" and does trades union
ism more Injury than a hundred honest
union men can balance in a year.
The Wageworker hastens to assure
Mr. Woodruff and all other fair em
ployers that if they have any just
grievances they are cordially invited
to make them known. The columns of
this newspaper are just as freely offer
ed to fair employers as It is to union
men. And The Wageworker will work
Just as earnestly to protect fair em
ployers as it will to advance the inter
ests of unionism. It Is under obliga
tions to Mr. Woodruff for his very
frank communication, but he need not
apologize for "criminals" of the "scab
overall" variety. Neither need he wax
sarcastic about "doing things." The
Wageworker makes no threats It
merely explains its purpose and then
says just what pleases it. This hum
ble little newspaper is one of the very
few published In this country whoso
editor does not have to consult with or
yield to any man, set of men or' cor
porations before taking a stand.
Dismissing Mr. Woodruff's acrid sar
casm as merely the Justifliable expres
sions of a man who has been wronged,
The Wageworker cheerfully declares
that It is Just as insistent as Mr.
Woodruff can be that the trades
unions should do more than they aro
doing to protect honest and fair em
ployers against "crooks" who have, sn
''rOrtunutely, found their way into the
FOOLISHNESS, ALL FOOLISHNESS.
Chicago unions are whistling against
the wind with their anti injunction
league "scheme and their slogan about
"free speech and trial by jury." The
plan looks good on paper, but it isn't
worth a hurrah in Halifax. Judges
who Issue Injunctions like that Issued
by Holdom, or those issued by Jack
eon of Pennsylvania, do not care a
snap about public sentiment, and all
the anti-Injunction leagues this side of
the river Jordan would have no more
effect on them than water on a duck's
back. Why fool away valuable tlmo
on such visionary schemes?
There Is Just one cure for the in
junction evil law. And there is 'just
one way" to get the law elect the right
men to the legislature and to congress.
And there Is Just one way to elect such
menvote for them regardless of their
political affiliations. The remedy for
every evil of a political or civic nature
than labor endures today has a remedy
at the ballot box. If Holdom had not
been elevated to tho bench'lie could
not have issued his damnable injunc
tion. If worklngmen had .not voted
for Holdom he would not have been
elected. What good will it do for
union men ? form anti-Injunction
Holdom 8 tripe? " Foolishness, all fool
ishness"!. - "
Get the laws we want. Then elect
judge.8 -who will construe them In .ac
cordance, with their original' intent.
Reform tho federal judiciary by mak
ing It elective instead of' appointive.
And while working forthese reforms
make the, injunctJg(g'rujiculous by vio
lating It an gJng to jail in droves. .
But antl-injjunctjon leagues non
sense! ARCHBISHOT.pX KAWFrlDENIAL.
A few weeks) "ago the Associated
Press papers throughout the country
quoted Archbishop Kane of Dubuque
as saying that labor unions were
schools of thievery, and. other things
to equal effect. Naturally a, lot of
labor papers "Jumped" on the prelate
and scored him unmercifully for his
utterances. The Wageworker did not.
It felt quite sure that Archbishop Kane
never said it, and it was equally sure
that some feather-brained reporter,
more anxious for a "good story" than
he was for the truth, had either delib
erately ' misquoted the archbishop or
misunderstood him. Reporters for
sensational and corporation papers
have a bad habit of misunderstanding
Now comes Archibshop Kane with a
denial of the whole thing. He did de
liver an address on labor topics, but
he did not attack labor unions. On
the contrary, he had good words for
their good qualities and harsh words
for their shortcomings. What he did
say was that the union man who did
not deliver a fair day's work for a fair
day's wage was as much a thief as the
employer who refused to give a fair
day's wage for a fair day's work. And
there isn't a union man who is honest
and all union men should be who
will deny the assertion.
Over in Prance, whenever a man
gets into 'any kind of trouble.the first
question asked is: "Who Is the wom
an?" In the United States, when a
daily newspaper prints an attack on
unionism, the first question to ask Is:
"What selfish corporation or corpora
tions have strings on that newspaper?"
No matter who be is, nor what party
he belongs to, the candidate for the
legislature from Lancaster county who
will not pledge himself to work for
and vote for a bill abolishing convict
competition in the Nebraska peniten
tiary will be opposed by this newspa
per, and opposed to the limit. This is
final. And every candidate will be
given ample opportunity to tell where
The national eight-hour law does not
apply in the Panama canal zone be
cause it is to the interests of a lot of
exploiters to have it set aside. The
next step will be to set it aside in
other places where the flag floats
Washington, New York, Chicago, Oma
ha, Denver, Frisco and other places.
If money will assure Moyer and Hay
ward a fair trial th"money will be
provided. But mone$wlll not insure
it. On the contrary, it money can in
sure a conviction It will be conviction,
sure. All that organized labor de
mands is a fair trial, no favors and
justice for every man.
The railroads are paid $30,000,000 a
year more than they should be paid
for transporting the mails. And yet
some people profess their inability to
see why the railroads should take so
much interest in the election of con
gressmen and senators.
Securing the abolition of convict
competition is of a blamed sight more
importance to the union men of this
state than the election of a partisan
United States senator. Do not be de
ceived by the partisan cry this trip.
Nearly 10 per cent of all the shoes
worn by citizens of the United States
were made by convicts in state peni
tentiaries. Look for the label if you
do not want to wear convict-made
The former secretary of the Citizens'
Alliance at Denver says the president
of that body Is a liar, and ' the presi
dent 89 ys the former secretary Is a
grafter. It is pleasant to hear the
enemy speaking the truth so plainly.
Gompers advises union men to get
into politics. Mitchell advises union
men to get into . politics. But they
mean by that advice that union men
should take their unionism into poli
ties. "It's union made, but they did not
put the label on it," Is a vary .familiar
song sung by some merchants. Don't
you believe it! If it Is union made, it
will have the label.
While you are looking for the union
label on your printing, do not forget to
look for some unionism in the candi
dates for office for whom you vote.
If the shoe is union made it will
have the union stamp on It some
where. Do not be deceived. Look for
Debs is still hollerin' for a million
men with guns. If he had 'em some
sheriff' would arrest the whole bunch.
You can not tell by the size of the
label on a candidate's card how much
unionism he has In his heart.
The union rnn who wears "scab"
goods Is no better than the "scab" who
made them, if ala good,
Every manf who favored Ignoring the
eight-hour law in the "Panama, canal
zone should be -'.spotted-: by organized
labori'and retired to private life at the!
first "jopportunftyl S,. " 1 '
' If The Wageworker seldom or never
contains any news about your local,
perhaps the difficulty could be reme
died by your Sitting down and writing
a few lines about it.
Retail stores would soon begin clos
ing early on Saturday evening if the
men and women who profess to be
lieve in the shorter work day would
do their duty. '
A lot of union men never think of
telling what good union men they are
until they get tanked up, and then
they talk about it until everybody's
After the pool halls have been re
formed a whole lot of reformatory
work among fool parents should be
If the miners strike they ought to
wait until the operators are not more
than willing to have a strike.
A strike "of miners at this time
would be very much like a strike of
ice cutters in July. .
Take your unionism to the ballot
box, but keep politics out of your
Clean union hands are union hands
washed with union soap.
,God looks at jour heart, not at your
"The strikeless strike" demanding
Unionism in the heart is better than
a working card in the pocket.
Union talk never sounds good com
ing from under a "scab" hat-
A whole lot of union men ought to
take some of it home with them.
There is no difference between be
ing a "scab" and patronizing "scabs."
Every time you buy a labeled article
you help put the unfair employers out
One way to "support" a labor paper
is to trade with the merchants who
advertise in it.
Organized labor has suffered more
from the foolishness ot its leaders than
it has from the attacks of its enemies.
The greatest labor parade in history
will be the one wherein union men
walk to the polls and vote as a unit in
the interests of labor.
CHURCH AND LABOR CO-OPERATING.
The churches do care for the work
ingman. That is why they sometimes
go to the shop at the noon hour in the
person of the preacher and others,, to
present the gospel of love and fellow
ship. That is why they go to the work
ingman's home in the person of the
church visitor. That is why they min
ister to the everyday needs or work
lngmen, as they have' opportunity.
While there are occasions when the
church should come put boldly in be
half of a particular reform measure, a
moment's reflection will convince the
honest critic that a general propo
ganda in behalf of every social reform
measure which men sometimes expect
the church to advocate, would soon re
sult in endless confusion. -
Far better is it to apply the prin
ciples of Christ to these problems, so
that there may be a constant- factor
at work, which, .in the end, will accom
plish more than the agitation in favor
of a temporary measure.
It was not the intention of the
founder of the church that it should
become an annex to any social, indus
trial or political organization; but by
furnishing a Christian seutiment, the
church disturbs '.the ; wrong wherever
Our churches are democratically or
ganized. Laboring men have the fran
chise in our churches as fully as in
our democratic . nation. The church
invites them to take as full a share in
its government and work as they will.
Whatever misunderstandings may
have existed in the past are being re
moved by a closer acquaintance and "a
mutual interchange of views. An In
stitution which rests on a Christian
basis should be in close fellowship
with the church of Jesus Christ. It
cannot take its place, nor can the
church take the place of the labor !
union. But the two can work together
in harmony in the common effort to
uplift our fellowmen, and so to im
prove their condition as to make pos
sible their moral and spiritual develop
ment, thus fitting them for happiness
in this life and in the life to come.
The church and labor are not only
co-laborers one with another, but to
gether with Christ, who died that sin
and selfishness might be destroyed,
and He has sent us forth against the
same old enemies. We cannot afford
to present a divided rront to the ene
my. The church and labor must unit
edly concentrate their attention, their
sympathy, their love and their choicest
powers as Christ did his.
The church needs the workingman
in this battle, just as the workingman
needs the church. Rev. Charles
A Few Thoughts For the Boys Who
Next Friday evening,. April 6, at S,
the Pressmen meet in regular session,
and every member shfould be there
to take an active part and have a voice
in the meeting. See to it that things
are done as you think ' and perhaps
have said hey should be. Pay your
dues and assessments promptly, as
every'member isryorKing and can-well
afford, to be straight:, for you know' you
are- not allowed the death benefit if
not paid up. But 'if you can't pay up
go anyway and show your good inten
tion, for your going may be the means
of some one else going. We should
not belong to the union just because
it's necessary to have a card to work
in' certain shops, but that we may be
a help to one another and thereby help
When we hear a man say, "The
union never helped me," we know he
is working long hours for small wages.
Roosevelt says, "More children."
Capital says, "Longer hours." Unions
say, "Shorter hours, and employ what
What Lincoln needs is more active
workers in the unions, men that live
Some say. that and that is the offi
cers' duty to look after things. It is
all our duty to be there and .help the
officers, and see that they are not im
posed on by unprincipaled employers
and others. . It is no snap to be an offi
cer. They get the credit for all the
meanness of the union.
. Every one should take and read The
Wageworker. Just stop and think
what that little paper has done for the
workingmen and unionism of Lincoln
and vicinity. It has set people to
thinking and opened the eyes of some,
including the pulpit, to what unionism
really is, to such an extent that it is
being talked and lived more now than
ORIGIN OF THE BOYCOTT.
A Correspondent Has Discovered How
an Ancestor Was a Victim.
Growing weary of perusing the cur
rent literature of the day, and feeling
ancient after toiling at "The Works,"
I was led to search my family library
for forgotten lore. I found a volume
of many "books" that gave me a line'
on my genealogy. I became interested,
for I had not read far before I discov
ered that one of my progenitors was
the vlctom of what we call at the
present day "the boycott."
To give you a line-on my antiquity,
I will state that I come from an "old
timer." He seems to have been an
autocrat in his way, and surely did en
joy a monopoly. But he was one of
those hard-headed old fellows who re
belled on all law and order not of his
own making. He Insisted on "personal
liberty," hence his downfall, and hence
my being at the Works.
Now, it appears from this work of
many "books," that this old dad of
mine was a subject of a powerful King,
who set, certain laws, or rules, to gov
ern him and his people. So long as
my old ancient dad obeyed these laws
he and his had a monopoly, and all
was well. But one day the old fellow
got a "groucn"3 on him and said he
would be a ' "free and Independent
citizen," and would not be dictated to
by any one..' He would run his own
affairs in his own way. He talked it
over with his wife, and they agreed.
. The consequence: Adam could not
withstand the edict of the boycott on
that apple. He and his ate of the for
bidden fruit. They .defied the "boy
cott,' they suffered the awful penalty
of losing a monopoly of banishment,
of sin, and death.
I find a whole lot else in this volume
of many "books'1 that is interesting
reading to a student of economics, and
would like to loan a volume of it to
some of our recalcitrants, who think
they can prosper by "kicking against
the pricks," and be "free and indepen
There's a whole lot more in it than
bigotry, and I like many of its stories,
rules, laws, etc.,' even though it does
sanction the "boycott," which so many
"learned Judges" would declare illegal.
To. boycott is simply a law of nature,
as well as of economics, and all the
Injunctions in the world will not eradi
cate it. "Bab in Washington Trades
Unionist. ,. '....
The only kind of advice that is ever
taken is the rich relation's, and only
when he is there to see you do it.
A man never loves another for the
enemies he has made if he happens to
be one of them.
CERTIFICATE OF PUBLICATION
State of Nebraska, office of Auditor
of Public Accounts. -
Lincoln, February 1. 1906.
It Is hereby certified, that the Pru
dential Insurance company of Amer
ica of Newark in the state of New
Jersey, has complied with the insur
ance law of this state, applicable to
such companies, and is therefore au
thorized to continue the business of
life insurance in this state for the
current year ending January 31, 1907.
Summary of report filed for the year
ending December 31, 1905.
Premiums . $45,012,227 . 04
sources . 4,291,195.23
All other . , -
payments 16,404,339.27 "
Admitted assets 107,473,057.21
claims .. 625,418.86
b ,.: '
stock and . ; - .-
other liabil- '"..'.'
itles 14,090,024.60 16,090,024.60
Total .' :.. .$107,473,057.21
Witness my hand and the seal of
the auditor of public accounts the tlay
and year first above written.
! E. ; M.SBARLE, JR.'
(Seal) 'Auditor Public Accounts.
JOHN L. PIERRE, Deputy.
tihOfi nno&den' Salt Lake citv
aJ" ft ft Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco,
Spokane, Ellendburg, Wenatchee,
Wash., Via St. Paul, Minn.
Portland, Tacoma, Seattle, Victoria,
The above are one way Colonist Rates.
15 to April 7.
R. W. M'GINNIS, Gen. Agt.
. 1024 O Street. C. & N. W. R. R. Lincoln, Neb.
Save Money Saturday
on Hosiery and
Men's negligee shirts in madras and oxford cloth, new spring
colors attached or detached cuffs 1 KOs
Women's union suits, high neck, long sleeves, knee length,
medium weight, sold subject to slight imperfections, , IC
regular 50c quality, special ...J3k
Women's umbrella pants, lace trimmed, special
for Saturday only: :. .121
Women's black brilliant lisle thread hose, special "Jtyr
a pair .LO
Women's fine ribbed black hose, regular 17c quality,. f 11.
Saturday only, a pair.
Women's tan hose, lace, plain, and embroidered regular 33c
quality, special I Or
a pair. -. ' I7C
Women's black lace and embroidered hose, regular , 'tn ' r
35c quality, special, a pair. ...... .H,
Miller & Paine
f SPRING SUITS
Spring suits us, and we'll "suit" you for spring. Our spring
suits are dandies. Union made, too. From $7.50 to $15.00
and the greatest bargains we ever offered.
Union Made Shirts
too, if you bought them elsewhere.
Union Made Hats!
just like the hats. All colors.
advise anybody to buy
Other Union Goods
Lincoln Clothing Co.
TENTH & P STREETS ,
Columbia National Bank
ton! Banking Business. Intsrost on tint deposits
OWE WAY RATES
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 to Pedleton and Walla Walla, to Spokane and Wen
$2aToO to sn Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego and many
other California points. To Everett, Fairhaven, Whatcom,
Vancouver, Victoria and Aatoria. To Ashland, Roseburg,
Eugene, Albany and Salein, via Portland. To Portland, or to
to Tacoma and Seattle, an to many other poinls, inquire of
E. B. SLOSSON
Seattle, Tacoma, Vancouver, Etc. , ' 1
Etc., Via St. Paul, Minn.
Sell Daily February
Beauties. From 50c to
75c and worth more
money. You'd pay it,
The very best line ever
brought to Lincoln.
Our prices are right
AH shapes. All good.
we've got a few. Sell them
dollar each. And that's all
are worth, too. We don't
Shoes and Work Clothes.
Large lines. Best of their
kind. Prices will please.
LIST OF UNION LABELS.
.. Every union ' member, or sympathiser
to urged when making; purchase or bav
ins; work done, to demand the following
union labels which have been endorsed
by the American Federation of Labor:
International Typographical Union.
Allied Printing Trades.
Cigarmakers' International Union.
Wood Carvers' Association. '
Boot and Shoe Workers'. Union.
Wood Workers' International Union.
United Garment Workers.
Tobacco Workers' International Union
Journeymen Tailors' Union.
Iron Molders' Union.
Journeymen Bakers and Confectioners
Coopers' International Union.
Team Drivers' International Union.
United Brotherhood of Leather Work
ers on Horse Goods.
National Union of United Brewery
International Broommakers' Union.
International Uniou Carriage and Wag
onmakw. International Association of Brick, Til '
and Terra Gotta .Workers.. .
International ' Association of Allied
Metal Mechanics (Bicycle Workers).
Glass Bottle Blowers' Association.
Metal Polishers, Buffers, Platers and
Brass Woifcers' Union.
International Association of Machinists.
International Union of Journeymen
International Association of t Watch
international Ladies' Garment Work
American Federation of Musicians.
Shirt, Waist and Laundry s Workers'
International Jewelry Workers" Union."
American Wire . Weavers' Protective
Association. ' 1
American Federation of Labor.
' Upholsterers'. International Union.
International Brotherhood of : Black
smiths. Amalgamated International Association
Sheet Metal Workers.
Journeymen Barbers' International
Retail Clerks' International Protectiv
Association. - .
Hotel and Restaurant Employes' Inter
national Alliance and Bartenders' Inter
national Leagrue of America.
Actors National Protective "Union.
Meat Cuttera and Butcher Workmen.
Stov Mounters' International Union.
International Steel and Copper Plate
United Cloth Hat and Cap Makers.
International Brotherhood of Papei
United Gold Beaters' National Union.
International Union of Wood, Wire and
Amalgamated Rubber Workers' Inter
Elastic Goring Weavers' International
International Prlntng Pressmen's Union
National Association of Machine Print
ers and Color Mixers.
Theatrical Stage Employe Interna
Trunk and Bag Workers' International
United Powder and High Explosive
To Laboring' Men
For your Meats and Lard and Cured
Meats go to the
Farmer's Meat Co. 220 N.I Oth
J W. WolIL Fran.. The Labor in
Where you cart buy
No. 1 Shoulder Roast at. ...... i'. . . ,7c
Boiling Beef, per lb. . ....... . .3c to 6c
Lard, and 3 lbs for... 25c'
Best Breakfast Bacon, lb. ..'..: :13V4'
Best No. 1 Hams, lb. .7. ; . . .12'2o
Shoulder Steak, lb., .7'aC
Round 8teak .................... .10c
Bell Phone 899 Avto 1371
Fresh and Salt Meats
Sausage, PoviTry, Etc
Staple and . Fancy , Groceries. .
Telepbooes 888-477. 314 8c Ills Strest
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American Plan 13 to S3 p ayv
Kuropeam Plan, Rocni 90c to
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