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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (April 6, 1906)
The union carpenters of Lincoln be
lieve that the daily newspapers intend
to be fair, but It seems very easy to
make erroneous statements in the
hurry of getting out two or three edi
tions a day. Last Sunday's Star pro
phesied a strike on the part of union
carpenters, when the fact is a strike
has never been contemplated. Again
the Star was a little "oft" in its sta
tistics. It stated that there are ap
proximately 300 carpenters in Lincoln,
and that about 200 of them belong to
the union. This would give the union
men about 40 per cent of the total num
ber of carpenters. The truth is that
the union carpenters number about
350, and they represent fully 95 per
cent of the competent workmen in the
AH of the conferences with the con
tractors have been marked by good
will and an evident desire to get to
gether on an equitable basis. The
three things to be considered are the
closed shop, the minimum wage and
the Saturday half-holiday. Practically
none of the contractors Is opposed to
all of these things, comparatively few
are opposed to any two of them, and a
lot of them are favorable to all three.
The carpenters have decided one thing
for themselves they will not work
with non-union men. They are practi
cally unanimous in favor of the Satur
day half-holiday, and they are standing
for the minimum of 36 cents per hour
and the eight-hour day. All rumors of
strike troubles are without foundation,
the union is increasing in membership
123 Misses' and Children's
Your Choice, $1.00
All loose "raglan" shapes in sizes for girls 6 to 1C years of age.
They are good looking garments that will keep one dry and comforta
ble through spring rains. To "e closed out Saturday in the cloak de
62 brown mixed Mackintoshes, Ml sizes, formerly $.1.25 each,
now j.. ...........'.;......'..... $1.00
' 18 tan mixed covert cloth Mackintoshes, all sizes, formerly $2.75
each, now $1 . 00
34 ' navy blue Mackintoshes, all sizes, formerly $3.73 each,
now , ; $1.oo
14 navy blue Mackintoshes, nearly all sizes, formerly $4.00 each,
4 navy blue Mackintoshes, for girls S, 10 and 12 years of age,
formerly $4.50 each, now.'. $1.00
1 navy blue Mackintosh for child of about 12 years, formerly
$5.00, now ,, $100
Beginning with Saturday evening of this week our store will
clote hereafter at 6 o'clock, instead of 7 o'clock.
Tfye Lincoln Wallpaper & Paint Co.
..Masonic Temple.. ,
230 So. 11th Street
Auto Phone. J 9 75
HIGH-CLASS, popular-priced amusement
resort. Four refined shows daily. Mati
nee 3 d. m: Nip-ht. 7:15. 8:15 atirl Q:15 r tn .
Twelfth and 6
Entire Change of Program Every Aee(c.
Your Cigars Should Bear Thi , Label..
y Auuioriiyoi the Cjr Mkr&'
tntHKnur im, HuwMHtia'iRiLRiunowiuwqR
hit MHtjWMUMftMitta UM mm to fa
It is insurance against sweat shop and
tenement goods, and against disease. . . .
BNcw Way -New Train
.... . I ' 1
, You can now go direct, by a new route and by a new daily
train through Salt Lake City to Los Angeles, via the
VNION PACIFIC and SALT LAKE ROUTE
First-class accommodations with all tic comforts of borne.
electric lighted. News of the
and evening, and in "extra
LOS ANGELES UMTTFnV
affords comforts, luxury
E. B. SLOSSON, General Agent
and financial strength every day, and
the outlook is exceptionally bright.
Last Tuesday's meeting was the
largest within the memory of the "old
est inhabitant," and the proceedings
aroused unusual ' enthusiasm. Three
new members were taken in and the
new password and working cards
given out. ,
George F. Quick was unanimous.lv
chosen to represent the carpenters on
the governing board of the new Struc
tural Trades lliance.
J. M. Harris has taken a clearance
to Mason City, la., his old home. He
will be followed by the good wishes of
all of his comrades.
A. A. Baer, who met with a slight ac
cident some time ago, is reported at
The cheering news comes from inter
national headquarters that the United
Brotherhood of Carpenters and Join
ers was never in such good shape at
this time of year as it is right now.
The secretary has received a very
friendly letter from Frank. G. Qdell,
offering some friendly criticism. The
secretary has been instructed to reply
in the same spirit, and he will gladly
do so, as he and Mr. Odelf are old
Fred Issler is helping V Business
Agent Schuler-these days. This has
been found necessary as Mr. Schuler
is compelled to be absent from head
quarters a good share of the time and
some must be there to answer 'phone
calls for help. '
The' writer would like to know your
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL...
Streets, Lincoln, Nebraska
International union or America.
cuuxmi eevcietf nvaao
cut I v..
Fvnriri i kU
and nfa- . f
opinion, dear reader, of fhe fellow who
is willing and ready to dance, but al
ways refuses to chip in, and help re
munerate the fiddler. This language
is somewhat figurative, but if you will
bump up against any of the members
of Local 1055 they can tell you what it
means. , '
The carpenters are to have their
own corner in The Wageworker here
after. Now, boys, turn in your little
items of news to Corespondent Chase,
whose address is 2005 North Thirtieth
street, Autophone 2610. Hurrah for
The Wageworker, and one more for the
Had Umbrella on String.
. A boy stood an umbrella in a Ben
nington, Vt., church doorway during
service one Sunday evening. To the
umbrella was attached a strong cord,
an end ot which the boy held. When
the meeting was over it is alleged that
eleven different persons carried the
umbrella the length of the string.
Good Record of Bantam Pullet.
Flossie Kavanagh of Plymouth
Union, Vt., has a bantam pullet that
began. laying in March, 1905, and laid
twenty-four eggs. She then set,
batched out and raised Jive large chick
ens, then began laying and laid sixty
nine eggs. She only weighs one
Woman a Registered Guide.
Miss Cornelia T. Crosby, who has
long been known to be a smart fisher
and hunter, and has for years contrib
uted to sporting papers over the pen
name of "Fly Rod," is now an accred
ited guide in the Maine woods, who
registers along with the others.
Lawyer's Nervy Charge.
An investigation into the size of the
solicitors' bills 'by a government com
mittee in London revealed this remark
able Item; "To attending you this day,
when we discussed at length the items
of our charges, and in the end con
vinced you that they were fair " '
First Wrtck on Railroad.
. The wreck of a passenger train on
the Bangor & Aroostook railroad, that
occurred a short time ago, was the
first accident of its kind since the road
started twelve years ago.
Rent Church Belt.
The fire commissioners of New
Britain, Conn., have decided to con
tinue to rent a church bell rather than
buy one, on account of the exceeding,
ly high price of bell metal at present.
Rev. M. J. Talbot of Providence, R.
I., celebrated his 85th anniversary last
Sunday, by preaching a sei"mon on
"Dangers and Safety of Old Age "
, J Bran and Oats.
A mixture of bran ' and V oats
makes a good feed for almost
any ' kind . . of farm animals. Out
of these two come strong muscles and
vigor. They are frequently as cheap
as corn and as a stock feed are far
superior to It. For growing horses
this feed is to be . strongly recom
mended. , "
It is possible to keep a cow always
Within the next two weeks you'll buy an Easter outfitor you won't. Many will
not because the weather man has doled out such dismal weather for the past month that
there has been no pressing need of spring apparel' In this connection allow the sugges
tion that "it is a long lane that has no turn," brighter days are ahead and Easter Sunday
is as sure as sunshine. , - u
Seasonable Top Coats,
Crowd cases and tables in this Great Store.
We are sincere in our desire to have you inspect our stock, take your time, loo frtt
over thoroughly, it's a genuine pleasure to show the kind of merchandise we handle.
Finest Suits $10.00 to S30.00
How recent history in Russia ap
pears to a woman of the upper classes
is told in a lettei; written by her from
her' home in Samara, eastern Russia.
"If any one would come to this dis
trict," she says, "the truth about the
Russian peasantry might be learned?
Here" the peasants are rich, each hav
ing nine or more acres, with cattle in
abundance. Workmen cannot be ob
tained; not on account of low wages,
but because they are not free to drink
upon every occasion. In Russia every
laborer receives, besides his pay, food,
heating, lodging and lighting, also
fees in wood and straw; if he comes
with his family to live on the estate
extra food is supplied to him, accord
ing to the number of people.
"Last autumn, 1905, the doctors or
dered us to take my mother to town; !
on our return we found the peasants
had cut down all our best wood and
sold it for money with which t buy
drink. Admonitions, threats, persua
sions were in vain. Now how are we,
TO ALL WHO CR7M"BLE
Yon that only appear contented
When you- aie grumbling about your
Mainly because of a much lamented
Absence of all that you haven't got,
Listen to me. for I bring you healing
If you would scatter those moods away.
If you would conquer that injured feel
ing. Listen to me, I say. ,
Tears ago, for a certain season, '
I was a pessimist (strange but true).
And, as a matter of fact, with reason.
Not for the fun of the thing, like you;
All that I merited, looked for. built on.
Seemed to be doomed to a fatal slump;
Mine was the mental complaint which
' Happily termed the Hump.
Came a night and of all Decembers
That was the vilest I sat alone.
Bitterly smoking before the embers.
Hugging my grievance, and making
Out in the open a biting blizzard.
Whirling the gravel about like snow.
Froze the marrow, and turned the gizzard
Inside out, at a blow. ,
Then I said, this Is something childish
(Which was a fact), and I crossed the
Flung up the blind, and with sour disrel
ish LABOR ASKS PRAYERS
Unique Action of Cooks and Waiters
Within a few days a petition will be
addressed to the pastors of the
churches or , ' oeattle. Wash., asking
them to offer prayers in their churches
on Sunday for the successful "termina
tion of the' movement being agitated
by the members of the Cooks and
Waiters Union to obtain six days'
work a week for all the cooks and
waiters employed in the restaurants ot
Seattle. This is the first time that
any labor organization in Seattle has
ever called upon the clergymen of the
city to offer prayer for the success, of
any"mwemu.t for the betterment of
At theTjawjmtfcie the majority of
the' cdoks and waiters employed in the
restaurants are compelled to work
seven, days. The waiters and wait
resses' work eleven hours; the . day
cooks work ten. and, the night cooks
twelve. Although the Cooks and
Ready 'for Easier
Good Clothes Merchants
many of us ladies, to guard our es
tates from being burned, thieved or
pillaged? Only with Cossacks. But
you must have means for this; those
who have none get ruined. Cossacks
only use their whips when all other
expedients fail. Cossacks have been
on some neighboring estates for eight
months. We have not heard of one
using a whip. , '
"On returning from town We were
detained by the political strike in Mos
cow. Every day we went out' for
hours, passing ,under barricades and
witnessing how one fired at the sol
diers from attics, behind gates, from
a crowd and from windows. Never
once did we see a soldier fire first.
We had always time to get under
shelter before the cannons fired.- This
is not the place to speak of what we
have done for the peasant in the way
of school, medicine, clothes,, wood and
general help. , Landed proprietors in
variably do much; yet those who have
done - most have ' been the '' worst
treated," ; , ' :
Gazed for awhile on the roaring gloom;
Till, on a sudden, my awe-struck glances
Fell on a sentinel's heav'n-sent form,
Iriven. by pressure of circumstances.
Out in that beastly storm.
High on a magazine, bleak and lonely,
Nobly he paced his appointed beat
(Rather like Casablanca, only
That little horror complained of heat),
Daring an enemy's foot to touch on his
Windy preserves, he was hurled about.
Getting his spine well iced, not to men
tion his -
Gizzard blown Inside out. , , '
Long I gazed on the gusty fellow: '
Gazed, till mine uglier moods were
Gazed, till my whole soul seemed to mel
low Into a chastened and bland content;
And. as 1 blessed him, and drew the cur
. tain, ,
Leaving him on his wind-swept mound,
Life, I remarked, though a bit uncertain.
Wasn't so bad, all round.
Grumbler, such is the Grand Idea:
Surely the moral is plain to see;
When you're in need of a panacea.
Think of the sentinel think of me!
Turn to Philosophy's consolation;
i Doubtless the gods may have ' used you
But by a Merciful Dispensation-
Others are worse off still!
Waiters' Union as an official body is
not taking part in the six-day move
ment, the members , are individually
keeping the agitation alive.
Many of the cooks and waf '.era em
ployed in the restaurants now work
only six days a week. The-eooks and
waiters declare ' that the restaurants
now work only six days a week.. The
cooks and waiters declare that the res
taurants that have adopted the six
days a week for the help' have been
pleased with the result. ; " '
The cooks and waiters are asking
for six days work with six days' pay.
They do not ask that they be given the
same wages that is now paid them; for
working seven days. They ask tiat
they be paid for six days at the same
wage per day as at present. Thy
further are willing to guarantee tht
the workers who take their places one
day a week will work for. the-sam
wages per day as they do. " ,
'. If the agitation proves- unsuccessful'
there will be-no strike. The cooks alid
waiters believe .'that the employers j
can De maucea to grant tneir demands
if public sentiment is aroused in their
favor' by' the.prayers of the clergy.
The petition addressed to the clergy
will contain a full exposition- of the
cooks and waiters'' side of the case.
It will be pointed out that practically
all workers in all Tunes of employment
are given one day a week's rest from
work except the cooks and waiters.
The clergymen, will be asked to pray
:or the succesgpf the movement with
the congregation. ' . . - .
MADE A TEHSOJVAL ATTEAL
Half a century or thereabouts, Oli
ver Ditson, a well known merchant of
Boston, a much respected and highly
esteemed citizen, chanced to be a guest
at a ' banquet of a certain religious
body composed chiefly of clergymen.
He was given the seat of honor and
requested to ask the blessingl
Unaccustomed to the performance
if this duty, either in public or private,
he found himself , in an awkward posi
tion; but to dertdne the honor would
be. to sacrifice self-respect, as well as
the respect of others..
Prompted by the recollection of
words he had listened to on similar
occasions, he got on finely until near
ing the close of his petition, when
memory failed to suggest, a proper
It would be' difficult to exactly ex
plain to what trait more than another;
in her countrymen' England owes her
greatness, but, certainly; individual
ism ' ' and strength of personality ia
one. of the foremost. Just over two
hundred and twenty years ago an in
cident occurred which has never been
repeated. Sir "John Holt was' Lord
Chief Justice of England, and the
manner , in which he administered
law and justice has -. rarely, been
equaled. 1 , '-
In the Banbury election case he
told the House of , Peers that they
ought to respect' the law which, made
them so great, and that he ' should
disregard their decisions. When the
speaker of the House of Commons,
with " a ' select number of members,'
went in person to the Court of King's
Bench to .demand his reasons, he an
swered: , i ( '"'. -.'V ' v::i r-
CAVE HIM SVECIAL HATES
It was at one of those automatic
hotels, where, if you want anything
you go .and look for it and don't find
it, and where the landlord is a non
est man until the next morning, when
he says, "Two dollars, please." ' He
never fails to be on hand then. ;,
Now, my "damagers" had sent me
a little slip, giving me special rates
of $1.50 single and $1.25 double, and
I thought it was a pretty good thing.
So in the morning I presented my
little slip, saying:
"You give 'us special rates, ' I be
lieve, $1.50 a day?" ' '".,'
"Yah, dot iss right,", answered mine
host. "One dollar and a half Is spe
cial." -. '. I ! ..-. . -' i- i --. ,.
So I paid him one hundred and fifty
$7.50 to $25
, pppn thp rtAvt '.' ').
". There is talk of introducing th'i
study of reading, writing and arithme
tic into the public schools again and
eliminating water' color painting, raffia,
bead and. basket work and other high
art , occupations. There is a growing
impression that a child who can read
and '-ao" fractions Is on tne road to .'
better education- than one who caa
make a basket , that ; any half-breed
squaw would b ashamed" tb"' own. r
Sioux City Union Advocate. '
form' for a graceful ending, In his per
plexity he became mentally lost, and
not until he had finished with "Tours
respectfully,' Oliver Ditson," ' did he
awake to his surroundings. ,
. But no 'sooner had the words es
caped him than he realized the mistake
he had . made. Chagrined and morti
fied, he hardly dared to raise his head,
fearing the looks of disgust and indig
nation that would be turned upon him.
"But," said he, ''I met no such re
buke; rather it seemed to me each: one
present was striring to, avoid, meeting
the gaze of another, lest something
happen. I noticed, too, the absence of
any responsive amens."
. .As long as he lived Mr. Ditson was
known and greeted by his intimate
friends as "Yours Respectfully." -
"I sit here to administer justice; If
you; had the whole House of Com
mons in your belly, I should' disre
gard you; and if you do1 not immedi-,
ately retire,-I will commit :you,i Mr.' :
Speaker, and those with you.",- .. -. v
On a mob assembling before . a
crimping bouse, in Holburn, ". the
guards . were called out.
"Suppose," said he, "the populace
.will not disperse, what will you do?"
"Fire on them ,''; replied, an, officer,,
!"as we have orders." "
r'Have you so; then take notice,
that' if, one 'man is killedy and you
,are .tried -before me, I will .take care :
thatj every soldier of 'your party ia.
hanged." . ' 4 " , '
' : He then explained W the, mob" th;
Impropriety ., of their conduct; . prra
ised that justice should be done, hand "
the. multitude dispersed. Liverpool
(Eng.) Mercury. ' ' , .'
cents, on which he made at least one
dollar and thirty cents, and went my
way, rejoicing as much as I could. '
, I strolled down to the depot with a
commercial missionary, who seemed'
very much, pleased about something,
and presently in a very high state of
chuckle he said; . '
"Mr. Hawks, . I laughed with yo
last night, but jl had to laugh at you
this morning.", , ' '
. ' "What's theL joke?", I asked, for I
didn't see any.) ''
"The landlord gave. yovj. . special
rate' of $1.50 pfer, didn't-he'?'"' , .
He did. i
joke; his regular
fates: are $1 a
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