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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (June 15, 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, 1004, at the postofflce at Lincoln,
Neb., under the Act of Congress of
March 3rd, 1879.
"Printers' Ink," the recog
nized authority on advertis
ing, after a thorough investi
gation on this subject, says:
"A labor paper is a far bet
ter advertising medium than
an 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
TALK TO YOUR FARMER FRIEND.
Mr. Union Man, have you any per
sonal friends among the farmers? If
you have, then, you have an opportunity
to do some mighty eeffctive work for
organization. Farmers as a rule are
prejudiced against trades unions, and
the reason is not far to seek. The
farmers have been prejudiced by the
biased and unfair accounts of labor
troubles printed in the daily and
weekly press. They never see the
trades union papers, therefore have
read but one side and that the untrue,
biased and unfair side. -
The fact of the matter is, it is to the
interests of the farmers to promote
labor organization at every opportun
ity, and if you are a good union man
It is your duty to explain the whyfore
to your agricultural friends.
When labor is well employed at re
munerative wages the farmer pros
pers because' there is a demand for the
products of his toil. And the greater
the demand the greater the price he
receives. When labor is not employed,
or wages are inadequate, the farmer
feels it in the lessened demand for his
products and the lessened price for the
products that he can sell. Unionism,
by shortening the hours of labor, pro
vides employment for a greater num
ber of men, thus increasing the de-
ti i ti il fnr all tliafr t li fafmai ralaOQ Pv
securing better pay unionism enables
Its adherents to buy more, thus adding
to the prosperity of the farmer. The
farmer profits equally with labor in the
shortening of labor's hours and the in
creased wage brought about by organ
ization. Impress these facts upon your agri
cultural friend, and show him that he
can push the good work along by join
ing with you in demanding the union
label. The greater the demand for the
label the greater the demand for labor
Itself, and the greater the demand for
labor the bigger the wage. And the
bigger, the wage the more wheat and
corn and hogs and cattle the farmer
Perhaps a few timely words in the
ear of your agricultural friend will re
sult in an awakening among the farm
ers and the organization of farmers'
catspaws to pull their chestnuts out
oj the fire.
Mr. Bryan announces that immedi
ately after the election this fall he will
go to Australia and New Zealand and
spend four or five months in a close
study of industrial and political con
ditions in those two remarkable coun
tries. His views on these important
topics will be of intense interest to
the wage earners of this country.
The Building Tradesmen of Austra
lia are in earnest in their demands
for a six-hour day, and many con
tractors have already agreed to it.
New Zealand tradesmen have had the
eight-hour day for thirty years and
are now preparing for the six-hour
July 4 we will celebrate our political
independence. If -we do the right
thing on the Tuesday after the first
Monday in November we can celebrate
our industrial independence. Is it not
One little word from you to the
merchant you patronize will be of im
mense help to The Wageworker. Pa
tronize our advertisers and tell them
you saw their advertisement in The
If you have not signed the "union
buyers' agreement," now is a good
time to correct the oversight. Get
into the union game!
The union label is labor's best
weapon. If you use it all the time
you can repel every assault of the
Get ready for Labor ay. Let the
1906 celebration be an auguary of
what labor is going to do on election
Every time you buy a labeled arti
cle you touch the pocketbook nerve of
some enemy of organized labor.
Keep politics out of your unions,
but fill your politics choke full of
The Union Label That's all. And
it is a great plenty.
Has the Labor Temple project gone
If it hasn't got the label it is not
IT IS UP TO YOU.
Up to date a dozen or more guber
natorial candidates have been sprung
-by . the republicans and democrats of
'Nebraska. And every one of them is
a lawyer. ' Not a single wage earner
has been mentioned. Why is this?
We can tell you without straining
the thlnkery even a little bit.
It la because the wage earners have
always been content to let a lot of
cheap politicians, mostly lawyers,
name the candidates, and then the
wage earners have blindly voted the
tickets named. Then, when no atten
tion was paid to the demand of the toll
ers the toilers have done a lot of use
less kicking. But they forget all about
their grievances before the next elec
tion and again walk up to the polls and
swallow the same old nauseous politl
cal, partisan dose.
We don't blame the politicians a bit.
But we do blame wage earners who
persist In such political damphoolish
What's the matter with picking out
a couple of good union men and offer
ing their names to the two state con
ventions? And if our selections are
ignored, what's the matter with nomi
nating a candidate of our own, regard
less of jpolitics and voting for him as
union men? Of course there would be
no chance of electing him, but it would
compel the old parties to sit up and
take notice, and next year we would
Let us quit this thing of allowing a
lot of political monkeys to use us as
Your label is no better than the
other man's label.
The union label is the best weapon
in labor's arsenal.
A label in the hat is better than hot
air from the mouth.
In union there is strength, and there
should also be sense.
There is a big difference between a
kicker" and a "knocker."
The true unionist explains the prin
ciples of unionism to his wife.
If you cannot smoke union made to
bacco it is up to you to quit smoking.
A paid up card and a paid up grocer
bill are two signs of a good union man.
Some men never think of their
unionism until they want to get on the
Not even the most strenuous advo
cate of the open shop will advocate
the open home.
We'd give a pretty penny to meet a
"scab" who could give an intelligent
reason for his action.
Leave enmities at the door when
you enter the union hall. Leave ani
mosities at the door when you depart
from the hall.
'There goes the greatest union or
ganizer in the west."
'What's his trade?"
"Trade, nothing! That's Rev. Dr.
Fouthly, the marrying parson. He's
perfected the marital union for about
300 couple since the first of the year.'
An old union buster named Post,
Who loved his stenographer most,
Secured a divorce.
Then followed, of course,
A pretty fair campaign of "roast."
"I confess that this bump puzzles
me, said tne pnrenoiogist, ieeung
over the head of Workerly, the union
"That's my bump of knowledge," ex
claimed Workerly, flinching as the pro
fessor's hands rubbed it.
"Your bump of knowledge!" ex
claimed the professor. "How is that?"
"Took a 'scab' broom home to my
wife last night, and that's where it
landed. I'll know better next time.'
Between Two Fires.
"Hello, Bingerly! What makes you
look' so blue?"
"My wife has struck on working
overtime without overtime pay."
"Is that all?"
"No; she's making me pay her strike
Realize the Fell
Importance of this Offer
We've just made the greatest pur
chase of Men's and Boys' Clothing
in our experience.. Mr. Charles
Mayer made a bold stroke of mer
chandising last week when he pur
chased the surplus stocks from two
of the leading makers of New York
J. SAMUELS CO.,
Purchased at 50c on the Dollar
Purchased at 60c on the Dollar
During this sale
The J. Samuels Co. make nothing
except pure worsted suits. Each gar
ment is hand-tailored throughout. All
the coats have hand-padded shoulders
and have haircloth fronts, assuring the
purchaser that each garment will hold
shape and look well till worn out.
Not a si if I: in thic entire rvtrrhate
worth less than $!5.C0 The sale price to you, Mr. Man, now is only
. The Bamberger Bros. Co. are. the greatest makers of wash '
suits in America. Their entire surplus stock of this season's
choicest styles comes to us at a tremendous price advantage. .
White DvcK and Colored Suits ol Newest Novelty Materials
in all the fashionable styles,
two big lots.
I fit Nn I Contains
LU1 II U i I suits worth
up to $1.75. Sale price
The entire purchase divided into
A SIX aw. -M
Blck. Tan (Veht and dark). Pearl.
navy Blue .and Black togs wjtn white fi
ran coiors. mm 9 to la. i wo g
fi) Merin.. medium or neavvi. :oia nun
la lot of 4 pairs for fa .00. A six month
guarantee ticket with each pair, (a)
suiu uaiy in ma 01 six purs lor 11,
Xontha guarantee ticket with each pair.
. For sale by
Don't Buy a
ferent shapes. Better val- flr 4- K&
ues than offered elsewhere. LU PO
until you have seen
the superb collection
of fashionable styles
shown here. More dif-
Do yov want the
best shoes yovr
money will buy?
Are positively the best shoes ever sold anywhere for men
and women. All styles all leathers all sizes to fit all
PATRONIZE MAYER BROS. SHOE DEPT.ONCE AND YOU'LL CALL CONSTANTLY
Buy Thin Un
in union suits and two-piece garments; colors; pink, blue
and ecru. Long or short sleeves, stout and regular sizes
The best undergarment ever sold at anywhere near the price we ask
Separate gar- E A I Union Suits d AH
ments. each V V erU . V V
Extra Special Sale of
Suit Cases and
See the display in west
window. Note the ex
ceptional bargains in
suit cases at
$1.19, $1.49, $3.95 and $4.95
Extra Special Sale of Children's Headwear
One big lot Children's white and colored Tarns
and Caps. Instead of price being
50c we only ask I "iC
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