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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (Sept. 21, 1906)
WILL M. MAVPIN, EDITOR
Published Weekly at 137 No. 14th
St., Lincoln, Neb. One Dollar a Year.
Entered as second-class matter April
SI, 1904, 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
thi an ordinary paper with
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We will stand by our friends and ad
minister a stinging rebuke to men or
parties who are either indifferent, neg
ligent or hostile, and, whenever oppor
tunity affords, secure the election of
intelligent, honest, earnest trade union
ists, with clear, unblemished, paid-up
union cards in their possession.
HAVE YOU READ IT?
For several weeks The Wageworker
has been printing "Labor's Call to
Arms." It Is not an anarchistic pro
clamation. It has no reference to mus
kets and swords and bombs.. It does
not hint at bloodshed or rapine. It Is
merely a proclamation from the offi
cials of the American Federation of
Labor calling upon union men every
where to quit being political "suckers"
and to get Into the political game right.
If you have not read the "call" It is
merely an evidence that you have been
neglectful of your duty. If you have
been neglectful, now is a good time to
cure that neglect by reading this sen
sible, calm and eminently- fair present
ation of labor's position. If you read
it and do not realize your duty as a
union man and as a citizen, it is evi
dence that you are entirely too parti
san to be either a good unionist or a
good citizen. The rank partisan can
not be a model citizen. The man who
boasts that he "never scratches his
ticket" merely boasts that he is just
an ordinary "damphool."
We want you to read "Labor's Call
to Arms" because it will do you good,
and it will also do the cause of labor
good. Best of all, it will do the coun
try good if the reading is followed by
Intelligent action. We are going to
print this "call" right up to the time of
election, and we are going to keep
right on urging the union men to read
Now is the time of all times for
union men to make their power felt in
politics. When a man tells you that
organized labor has. no right to go into
politics, you just investigate and see
what his "pull" is. He'll have one
somewhere. And if we do not get into
politics as union men, not as, partisans.
we'll never get what's coming to us.
Vote for Smith and Quick for the
money under false pretenses. The
Crowell Publishing Co. is hostile to
the only force that has ever accom
plished anything in the way of abolish
ing child slavery the labor unions.
The Woman's Home Companion has
no place in any union home. It is not
worthy the confidence of those who.
while not unionists, are still seeking
to abolish child slavery- Its pretenses
are false, its friendship for the chil
dren a sham, and its proposition for
clubbing a gold brick that will catch
HELP! HELP! I HELPMI
The Wageworker is calling for help.
If help does not come the old ship will
We've simply got to have help, and
that's all there is to it.
If you don't come to the rescue
goodbye! Financial help?
Well, that will be quite welcome,
thank j-ou, although we haven't any
complaints to make of the financial
support given the paper.
No, it is something else.
We want you to help us make It a
better labor newspaper. You can do
it as easy as falling off a log.
How? Easy. See to it that your
union is represented in The" Wage
worker's news columns every ween.
Have your union appoint some one to
look after that matter, then let ever
member make it a point to keep that
correspondent posted. Don't be afraid
to tackle It because you "can't write
for a paper." You give us the facts
and we'll attend to the writing pari.
That's our business.
But we can not make a real labor
newspaper unless you help us. The
carpenters are all right. They are rep
resented every week. Now you shove
your union into the game.
Help! Help',! Help!!!
Despite the fact that the rank and
file of the union printers have been
paying a 10 per cent a week strike
assessment for nine months, President
Lynch and Secretary Bramwood are
asking for an Increase of $600 a year
in their salaries. And yet we are "at
tacking the honesty and integrity of
our executive council" when we insist
that that sort of thing is very much on
the "hog" order.
Concerning the trouble between the
engineers and the Burlington man
agement we desire to say this: We
would rather ride behind an engineer
who wears glasses, than to ride behind
one who needs them and does not wear
them because he is afraid of being set
back to a branch run.
The union man who fails to vote for
the two union legislative candidates,
misses an opportunity to advance the
cause of unionism. And the union
man who overlooks an opportunity of
that kind needs something for his
NOT BY A MILL SITE.
The Wageworker is in receipt or a
proposition from the Woman's Home
Companion, published by the Crowell
Publishing Co., Springfield, O., asking
this humble little newspaper to join
with it in a clubbing proposition.
Not to insure the continuance of The
The Crowell . Publishing Co. is a
rank union hating concern which em
ploys "rats" and "scabs" in all depart
ments, and is managed by as blatant
a lot of hypocrites as one could find by
scratching the country with a fine-
toothed comb. The Wageworker Is not
clubbing with that kind of publications.
Not by a mill site!
The Woman's Home Companion is
just now posing as the "official organ
of the Anti-Child Slavery League."
Wouldn t that inflame your appen
An anti-union, long-hour-day, "scab1
outfit posing as the friend of the child
slaves. It would make the gods laugh
were it not for the fact that it Is cal-
dilated to make them swear.
' The Woman's Home Companion
doesn't give a tinker's darn for the
child slaves. It has suddenly realized
that the crusade against child slavery
Is a winner, and it sees therein
chance to secure a lot of advertising
and a boom in its subscription. The
opponent of child slavery who is in
veigled Into subscribing for the Crow
ell publication because of Its posing
as a friend of the little ones, will have
' good grounds for suit for obtaining
Shake the Crabtree, Mayor Brown!
Shake the Crabtree! And shake hard,
too. Not for the fruit, for that is
wormy and scabby. But for the pur
pose of showing' that you were in
earnest when you said it.
Haven't union men who want laws
to safeguard their Interests as much
right to get into politics as the manu
facturers who want legislation con
ferring special privileges upon them?
The candidate always takes good
care to have the printer's label on his
card, but does he wear union made
clothing, hats and shoes? And does
he smoke union made cigars?
Distinctive Styles In Men's Tine Autumn I
SUITS and OVERCOATS
Every progressive man should keep abreast of
the times and investigate the merits of our 4
statements. We claim our ready-to-wear Cloth- J
mg is the most stylish, the best tailored and X
finished clothes in Lincoln today.
'The basic reason lies in the tailoring system. The
manufacturers of our goods are creators of styles;
their workmen are artists in their profession. They
do their work better than it ever had been done,
especially the little things; the beauty of lines and
curves, the richness and colorings of fabrics, the
hand-worked button hole, the snug-fitting collar,
the permanent hair cloth front that never breaks,
that "totally different" set of the garments, all go
toward creating a pleasing picture of perfection in
men's dress. Come in and investigate. The same
courteous service whether you come to look or buy.
Fall Suits, Fall Top Goats
I Armstrong Clothing Co.
Good Clothes Merchants
PAPA CARRIED HIM.
If every union man in Lancaster
county will cast their votes for the two
union candidates Smith and Quick
there will be two union men in the
next legislature. ,
At Sidney, la., a man was sentenced
to a year in the penitentiary for steal
ing two cherry pies six months for
each pie. The blamed fool should have
looted a bank and become a "great
Solution of Mystery That Puzzled the
"Mate of the Brig."
, Mrs. Frank A. Kennedy whose hus
band edits the Omaha Western- La
borer writing of her visit to South
Cheyenne Canon, says: 2
Now, of course, after you have made
yourself miserable by climbing -the
steps at Seven Falls you are so light
headed or crazy you must go to Helen
Hunt Jackson's grave. Everybody
does and as it is customary to place a
stone on this ever-increasing stone pile
you have to hunt a long time for peb
bles, as all the small stones have been
carried up there long ago. On the
trees along the trail are hundreds of
cards of would-be famous climbers
(myself Included) and to our surprise
and amusement we found a small card
bearing the name of "Richard Metcalfe
Maupin," who attended the I. T. U.
convention at Colorado Springs in Au
gust. "Dick" was the handsomest,
soberest chap at the convention and
all the ladies were in love with him,
and were profuse in their attentions
to the young man. But how on earth
Richard Metcalfe Maupin got up to
Helen Hunt Jackson's grave is a mys
tery to us all for he Is only four
months old and we know he didn't
One union man in the legislature
would he better than a dozen men in
the legislature whose unionism was
measured by the label on their cam
All the candidates for office have the
union label on their cards. What we
want, however, is a lot of officeholders
who have the union principles in their
The result in Maine is calculated to
make the offlceseekers more than ever
Interested in the cause of the working-man.
The trouble with "sliding scales"
usually is their habit of sliding in fa
vor of the employers.
Llttlefleld says that Gompers helped
him, but Cannon Is not offerjng to pay
Vote right, and then go after your
The editor has made it a point to
smoke union made cigars for several
years something like eight or ten
and nine out of ten that he has smoked
during the last five years have been
made in Lincoln. And he has paid
for them, too. If any local manufac
turer ever sent him a box of cigars
the messenger delivered them to the
wrong party. ,
But we'll keep right on booming the
use of union made cigars, and espe
cially those made in Lincoln. They're
all right; just as good as cigars made
elsewhere, and better than most of
them. And every time you buy a Lin
coln made cigar you are helping to
make Lincoln a bigger and better city.
The editor of The Wageworker may
be reached at 1216 G street, or Room 1,
Kennard block, second floor, 330 South
Twelfth street. He prefers the dark
wrappers. , .
LACKING IN LOGIC.
A LUCKY EDITOR.
Gets Patronage and Also Hec0gf)HiQn
in Other Ways.. y fr p
The editor of the New 5rM&S Jtyfiw-
nal of Labor seems to be a lucky di
vidual. A union cigar manufacturing
firm not only carries a large display
advertisement in the Journal of La
bor but also performs a little stunt
that called for the following from the
"The Editor takes occasion to thank
the Valloft & Dreux Co. for a box of
these cigars which they sent around
for smokers, and takes occasion to add
that they are the finest 5 cent cigars
from point of Quality as are found
anywhere, convincing us that Union
labeled cigars are to be made as good
as other brands, and the quality of
these are even better than non-union
'That sounds good away up north
In Nebraska. The Wageworker has
spent a lot of time and space in boost
ing the sale of union made Lincoln
cigars, and up to date it has not had
enough advertising from the local
firms to pay for the Ink on the paper.
trict are opposing
How Special Privilege Looks on the
Demands of Labor.
The gentleman engaged In the man
ufacture of steel had been in session
for some time, and had finally com
pleted the new tariff schedule which
they desired to have incorporated into
the law. As it gave them a further
hold on , the home market they were
naturally very much interested.
We must now go to our respective
homes and see to it that the right
men are elected to congress," said the
chairman of the meeting. "It is up
to us to get right into the campaign
and leave no stone unturned to elect
congressmen who will stand by us."
"A lot of worklngmen in my dis-
the re-election of
said a mem
ber. "He is our friend and w411 fight
and vote to give us anything we
"The idea of a lot of workingmen
trying to secure special legislation in
their own interests is preposterous!"
exclaimed the chairman. "We must
enter an emphatic protest against such
a prostitution of our political ideals.
We owe it to ourselves and Congress
man Smithers to rally around him and
triumphantly re-elect him, thus rebuk-
ine the anarchistic element that is
seeking to secure special legislation,
The arrogance of these workingmen is
becoming altogether' too great to be
These words meeting with the ap
probation of the manufacturers pres
ent the meeting adjourned. The Commoner.
A. F. OF L. PLATFORM.
1. Compulsory education.
2. Direct legislation through the in
itiative and referendum.
3. A legal workday- of not more than
4. Sanitary inspection of workshop,
mine and home.
5. Liability of employers for injury
to health, body and life. - i "
6. The abolition of the contract sys
tem in all public work. ,
7. The abolition ' of the sweatshop
system. ' ,
8. The municipal ownership of street
cars, waterworks, gas and electric
light plants, for the public distrlbu-'
tion of light, heat and power. -
9. The' nationalization of telegraph,
telephone, railroads and mines.
10. The abolition of the monopoly
system of land holding, and substitut,
ing therefor a title of occupancy and
11. Repeal of all conspiracy and
penal laws affecting seamen and other
workmen incorporated in the federal
laws 'of the United States.
12. The abolition of .the monopoly
privilege of Issuing money and substi
tuting therefor a system of direct Is
suance to and by the people.
Where Unions Will Meet to Enact
' Their General Legislation.
September 17, New York City, Inter
national Wood Carvers' Association.
September 17, Niagara Falls, N. T.,
United Brotherhood of Carpenter and
Joiners of America. -.-
October 1, Minneapolis, Minn., Inter
national Photo-Engravers' UnionT
.October (first weell), Toronto, Ont.,
Wood, Wire and Metal Lathers' Inter
October 8, Milwaukee, Wis., Coop
ers' International Union. f '
October 16, Paterson,. N. J., United
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. . t
December 3, New York City, Nation
al Alliance of Bill Posters and Billers
of America. s
If You Want Building Done, Here Is a
List to Patronize.
The ' following employers and con
tractors have been declared fair by
Carpenters' Union, Local 1055, and we
request all ' parties - contemplating
building or repairs of any kind per
taining to our trade to please take
notice and consider the following rep
utable contractors and builders beforn
letting your work: '
S. W. Baker, 2227 R street,
H. E. Chappell, 1624 O street. ,
, L. Drybbra, Lindell Hotel.
S. R. Copeland, 110 North Twenty
seventh street. -
H.'Dobbs, 329 South Twenty-seventh
T. P. Harrison, Brownell block,
W. B. Hester, 820 North Twenty
Howe & Atterbury, 2025 Vine street.
Hammond & Burford, 3136 Dudley
Alex Hutton, 1436 N street.
Jewell & Marsh, 2331 South Tenth
A Kiewit, 1620 N street. '
A. L. Myers. 223 North Twenty
Chas. Mellor, 2149 South Fifteenth
F. G. Odell, 1335 North Twenty
fourth street. '. '
J. W. Russell, 1527 North Twenty
fourth street. .
C; W. Ryman, 1112 Pine street.
D. A. Rush, Normal.'
T. K. Townsend, 1328 South Fif
teenth street. .
' Turner Bros., 1401 Rose street.
O. W. Vanderveer, 154 Sou'th Eigh
teenth street. '
S. A. Webb, 2743 W. street.
Lincoln Sash and Door company for
This bulletin is issued by authority
of Carpenters' Union, and is subject
to revision at their order. Firms and
contractors can have names and place
of -business -inserted by applying to
Carpenters' business agent, at 13d
South Eleventh street, or by phone,
Auto 3824, Bell L-1154.
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