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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (July 6, 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 postoffice at Lincoln,
Neb., under the Act of Congress of
March 3rd, 1879.
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j gation on this subject, says: J
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j comparison with circulation. J
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J having 2,000 subscribers Is of Jt
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12,000 subscribers." J
DR. WINNETT WILL NOT DO.
A local daily paper is engaged in
the task of booming Dr. Winnett for
railroad commissioner, and offers
many reasons why he should be nomi
nated, and If the unionists of Lancas
ter county do their duty Dr. Winnett
will not have a, look-in onthe nomi
nation. The Wageworker is just as much In
favor of railroad rate legislation, re
duced passenger fares, more equitable
taxation and equal rates to all with
out rebate or special favor, as any
newspaper can be. It will oppose any
candidate who is tainted with corpor
ation domination. But it will also op
pose, and strenuously, any labor hater
who may happen to secure a nomina
tion for public office on either of the
party tickets. Dr. Winnett has no use
for organized labor unless labor will
organize into a harmless body that
will conduct its affairs on the pink tea
basis. He does not want union men
engaged on any work " he has done.
He prefers "scab" contractors and
"scab" carpenters, and by his actions
has declared that mechanics have no
business asking for a N shorter work
Dr. Winnett will probably ask for
the Lancaster delegation to the repub
lican state convention. If he docs, the
union men of the county and there
are several thousand of them owe it
to themselves to get busy and see to
li that Dr. Winnett is allowed to re
main in private life. His opposition
to organized labor will bo of less
THE SPLENDID NERVE OF IT.
The Country Club, an organization
of gentlemen and ladies who can af
ford to spend a goodly portion of their
time in whacking golf balls, playing
bridge whist and dancing, seeks to
eva'le the payment of city taxes, and
has asked that the Country Club
grounds be separated and declared out
bide the city limits. The request was
not made until after the city had laid
a larger water main to the club
grounds and graded up the, street ap
proaches at considerable expense. It
requires an immense nerve for the
Country Club to prefer such a request,
but it seems to have had it.
If the Country Club will throw open
its grounds to the general public, re
gardless of membership in the organi
zation, we will gladly advocate the re
mission of city taxes. But unless that
is done the Country Club must pay up.
And any official who votes to release
the club from its obligations to the
municipality will have a -red hot fire
started under him.
But we confess that we admire the
nerve of the Country Club, even more
than we do its many whizzing automo
biles, its myriad of sparkling dia
monds, its wealth of dress suits and
decollette gowns and Its knicker
bockered golf ball whackers. A nerve
like that should be preserved In alco
hol at the State University museum.
NOW FOR LABOR DAY.
The next great holiday will be Labor
Day, and the workingmen of Lincoln
should at once begin active prepara
tions for the proper observance there
of. Every trades union in the city
should select a member of the general
committee that will have the arrange
ments in charge, and every union
should begin now to make Its section
of the parade something that will be
interesting to the general public and
a credit to the union movement.
The celebration this year should
eclipse all former efforts. The unions
are stronger, the outlook is brighter
and the opportunities greater than
ever before. Let us all take off our
coats and get busy in the work of
making Labor Day, 1906, a day long to
REPUBLICAN UNIONISTS SHOULD
Lancaster -county is republican by a
huge majority. A nomination on tho
republican ticket in this county is
equivalent to an election. For this
reason the republican unionists of the
county ought to get busy and see to
It that two or three good union men
are nominated for the legislature on
the republican ticket. There is plenty
of good legislative timber In the
trades unions of Lincoln, and there
is every reason why the unions should
have representatives in the next legis
lature. The Wageworker is going to sup
port any trades unionist of good char
acter who is nominated for public
office, regardless of his politics. It
would be especially pleased to support
a couple of good union men for the
legislature. It would be a good idea
for the republican unionists of the
city to get together and select a
couple of good men from their ranks,
and then ask the republican primaries
to endorse them. Let us get together
and make our unionism count for
WE DO NOT KNOW.
Something like 333 union men In
Lincoln have within the last two weeks
asked The Wageworker's editor where
union made underclothing may be had.
We do not know. Neither can we find
out a thing about it. Diligent search
has failed to reveal any manufacturer
of underclothing or hose who uses the
union label. If anybody knows, they
will confer a favor on The Wageworker
and a bunch of good unionists by mak
ing It known.
Governor Cummins of Iowa, who
io seeking a re-nomination, is a mem
ber of the Brotherhood of Carpenters
and Joiners. George W. Perkins, who
seeks the republican nomination in
opposition to Governor Cummins, is a
large employer of union labor and has
evidenced his friendship for the prin
ciples of unionism. Things are look
ing up in Iowa.
Look here, good republican union
men! What's the matter with insist
ing upon a couple of good union men
on the legislative ticket? And demo
cratic union men should insist upon
the same thing.
Speaker Cannon is on labor's "un
fair" list. Cannon represents a dis
trict full of union men, and if they do
their duty Cannon will be left at home
to do his thundering in his own back
Profit by experience. At the first
sign that unionists would retaliate if
congress did not enact some labor
legislation, congress got busy and per
formed a few satisfactory stunts.
About 125 alleged union shoe work
ers in Omaha "scabbed" because the
man they wanted to elect delegate to
the international was defeated. Hell's
full of just such "unionists."
Just the minute a union mau
aspires to public office, or becomes
prominently identified with some pub
lic movement, a lot of jealous union
men begin to yell "grafter!"
The list of unions in Lincoln con
tinues to grow. The Motormen and
Conductors and the Stage Hands, all
within a month', is going some, thank'
Now if we could elect a majority of
the "legislature we could really cele
brate an "Independence Day."
A home for union men that buys its
supplies from union haters needs a
The Wageworker claims the prize as
a prophet. It predicted Post's spasm.
Now let the garment workers get
wise and organize.
Mr. Post is mad. Could anything
And the laundry workers, too.
Then the retail clerks.
A GOOD STORY.
How Capital Worked the Laboring
Man for All There Was in It
Smith was a poor man, who worked
for Myers, a rich man, and he also
rented and occupied one of Myers'
houses. One day Myers asked Smith
why he did not buy himself a house.
Smith 6aid he was not able. Myers
said, "You can buy the one you now
occupy for $2,500. I will give you $3.50
per day; you can support your family
on $1 and I will credit you $2.50 on the
house; that will enable you to pay for
it in one thousand days."
Smith agreed and went to work.
After a long time Myers told Smith
that times were getting hard, and he
would have to drop his wages a little,
but that he would still give $1 for his
family, daily, and credit him with $2
on the house. He had now paid $500.
There was $2,000 left to pay, which,
at $2 per day, Smith could pay in one
thousand days. Still Smith kept at
work. After a while the boss again
cut his wages to $2.50 per day. Smith
had paid another $500 and there was
only $1,500 left to pay, which, after
Smith had received $1 for his family
and got credit for $1.50 on his house,
would enable him to pay it all in one
thousand days. That killed Smith.
Anneal to Reason. t
THE PRINTERS' ELECTION.
Looks Like an Effort to Pull Shepard
Through by Crooked Work.
An element of doubt seems to exist
among printers as to the result of the
recent I. T. U. vote in the election of
one of the delegates to the A. F. of L.
convention and affecting one of the
candidates for trustees of the Union
It appears that the treasurer of Bos
ton Typographical Union, a Mr. Flana
gan, went on his wedding tour and for
got all about sending Secretary Bram
wood the per capita tax of Boston
Union before election day, May 17. It
was paid subsequently. Now in th
returns received here (unofficial)
Shepard defeated Armstrong by two
votes, but should Boston's vote be
counted it would elect Armstrong, he
having received 431 votes there to
Shepard's 350. '
If Boston's vote cannot be counted
it may also be held that Frank K. Fos
ter is not eligible to election as dele
gate to the American Federation of
Labor, as he is a member of the Bos
It is expected that Boston Union will
enter a vigorous protest if its vote Is
thrown out in the recent election, but
if its delegates-elect are not seated for
the same reason It will be necessary
for Boston Union to prepare a state
ment of its case for consideration by
a special committee at the convention.
Washington Trades Unionist.
UNION GIRLS WON.
Made Union Bricklayers Get Into Over
alls Made by Union Workers.
Working girls in Des Moines are tre
mendously in earnest. So strong are
they in their union principles that they
will not work in the company of men
who wear unfair pantaloons. A recent
strike was the result of this feeling.
"You can't wear them pants around
here." A hundred infuriated factory
girls shouted this order to a score of
bricklayers working on the addition to
the Penn garment factory in Des
Moines last week and quit work until
the order was complied with. The
girls -meant business. They have one
of the strongest unions in Iowa, and
when they saw union bricklayers at
work wearing non-union overalls there
was immediate trouble.
Geraldine Wilson was the girl who
called the matter to the attention of
her fellow-workers. "They are wear
ing unfair trousers," she said. "How
do you know?" the girls asked In
"Well, I saw the label,' Geraldine
After a delay of an hour in which the
workmen went home and secured un
ion trousers the trouble was adjusted
and both men and girls returned to
work. Minneapolis Journal.
LABOR PARTY IN ENGLAND.
What Workingmen Have Gained by
Voting in Their Own Interests.
Here are some of the changes al
ready advocated by the labor party in
the British parliament:
The compulsory sale of land belong
ing to large estates and its - division
into smaller holdings.
An eight-hour day for government
employes, railway employes and min
Free meals for school children.
Adult suffrage for both sexes.
Laws to legalize "picketing" in
strikes and lockouts.
Laws to relieve trades unions from
all liability to be sued for their acts
during strikes or lockouts.
Government contributions to work
men's insurance funds.
Decentralization of - government.
Home rule for Ireland.
Municipal gas ' supply, electric sup
ply, trolley cars, municipal supplies of
water, coal, bread and;dairy products.
Trades union wages and hours in all
The state to provide work for the un
Old age pensions. Exchange.
Firemen are on strike at the cruci
ble steel works In Harrison, N. J., for
a raise from 18 to 25 cents an hour.
The Airheart-Kirk Clothing com
pany of Roanoke, Va., has signed an
agreement with the United Garment
Workers and henceforth the label of
that organization will be found in
Where Unions Will Meet tq Enact
Their General Legislation.
July 9, Buffalo, N. Y., International
July 9, Chicago, 111., Piano, Organ,
and Musical Instrument Workers' In
ternational Union of America.
', July 21, Springfield, Mass., Ameri
can Wire Weavers' Protective Associa
tion. August , Toronto, Ont., United Gar
ment Workers of America.
August 6, Chicago, 111., International
Brotherhood of Teamsters.
August 6, , National Association
Insulators and Asbestos Workers.
August 7, Milwaukee, Wis., Interna
tional Glove Workers' Union of Amer
ica. August 12, Colorado Springs, Col.,
Ernest ESssler, 1400 South Eleventh.
Fred Eissler, 1400 South Eleventh.
H. W. Werger, 836 South Twenty
third. I. R. DeLong, 224ST. ,.
Bert Chlpman, 432 South Tenth.
F. A. Schwerdt, 1023 Q.
H. O. Steen, 2803 T.
Mrs. L. F. Taylor, 1823 South Six
teenth. Mrs. Joe Schuler, 1026 Vine.
E. J. Gardner, 926 G.
S. W. Tedd, 216 North Eleventh.
Henry Ehlers, 938" P.
E. C. Cheuvront, 1234 A.
C. H. Cameron, 314 South Twentieth.
F. W. Kolf, 733 H.
Mrs. C. H, Cameron, ?14 South
W. C. Norton, 2246 Dudley.
W. S. Rhodes, 925 North Twenty
sixth. Sam Large, 1634 P.
International Typographical Union.
August 13, New York City, Inter
national Stereotypers and Electrotyp
August 20, Boston, Mass., United
Gold Beaters' National Union.
September 3, , Elastic Goring
Weavers' Amalgamated Association.
September 3, Toronto, Ont., Inter
national Brotherhood of Maintenance
of Way Employes.
September 6, Toronto, Ont.", Saw
Smiths' Union of North America.
September 10, Milwaukee, Wis., In
ternational Union of Steam Engineers.
September 10, Danville, 111:, Interna
tional Alliance of Brick, Tile and Terra
September 11, Buffalo, N. Y., Ameri
can Brotherhood of Cement Workers.
September 13, Boston, Mass., Cotton
Mule Spinners' Association.
September 13, Hartford, Conn.,
Table Knife Grinders' National Union.
September 17, New York City, Inter
national Wood Carvers' Association.'
September 17, Niagara Falls, N. Y.,
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and
Joiners of America.
October 1, Minneapolis, Minn., Inter
national Photo-Engravers' Union.
October (first week), Toronto, Ont.,
Wood, Wire and Metal Lathers' Inter
October 8, Milwaukee, Wis., Coop
ers International Union. ,
October 16, Paterson, N. J., Upited
Textile Workers of America.
November 5, 'East Bangor, Pa., In
ternational Union Slate Workers.
November 12, Minneapolis, Minn.,
American Federation of Labor.
December 3, Boston, Mass., Interna
tional Seamen's Union.
December 3, New York City, Nation
al Alliance of Bill Posters and Billers
An immense lot of Men's Women's Misses' and Children's sam
ple Shoes, Oxfords, and Slippers; at
All late Up-to-Date Styles
ALL UNION MADE
We also offer during this sale our entire stock of Low Shoes, Ox
fords and Slippers at from 10 to 25 per cent discount. '
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I HAYDEN'S ART STUDIO H
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Fine work a Specialty.
Fresh and Salt .Meats
Sausage, Poultry, Etc
Staple and Fancy Groceries.
Telephones 888-477. 314 So. Ilth Strati
Union Harness & Repair
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Harness repairing, Harness
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Office 2116 O st. Both Phones.
Lincoln, Nebraska. .
Electric Supplies, electric , ,
wiring, electric motors.
Contracts for electric re
pairing.' Contracts for all
kinds of interior electric
i repairing done by
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