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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (Oct. 5, 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 postofflce at Lincoln,
Neb., under the Act of Congress of
March 3rd, 1879.
jl ' "Printers' Ink," the recog- Jl
jl nized authority on advertls- jt
.. ing, after a thorough Investi- .2
j gation on this subject, says: Jt
. "A labor paper la a far bet- jt
jt ter advertising medium than J
jt an ordinary newspaper in J
jt comparison with circulation. Jt
jt A labor paper, for example, jt
jt having 2,000 subscribers is of Jt
jt more value to the business j
jt man who advertises in it Jt
jt thi an ordinary paper with jt
jt 12,000 subscribers." jt
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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.
THE CANDIDACY OF MR. HEARST.
William Randolph Hearst has been
nominated for governor of New York
by the Independence League and en
dorsed by the democrats. We believe
he will be elected by a magnificent
majority, and if he is elected he will
give New York just the administra
tion it has been needing for some
thing like a quarter of a century. -
Mr. Hearst has earned the cordial
support of every wage earner and the
hatred of every time-server, corpora
tion capper, sweat shop manager, Wall
street thief and insurance embezzler
lit Gotham. He has earned the active
opposition of the conscienceless manu
facturer who murders children in his
mills and shops and drives despairing
widows and mothers to destruction.
Call his newspapers "yellow" if you
will, the fact remains that his are the
only papers in New York that are not
owned by labor crushers and domi
nated in their editorial and news de
partments . by the Jingle of the al
mighty dollar. He alone of all the
daily newspaper publishers in Gotham
has been brave enough to oppose the
union crushers and give his hearty
endorsement to the principles and poli
cies of trades unionism. He has ex
iwsed corruption in high places as
readily as his competitors have hound
ed the poor and the distressed ' who
were driven by desperate want to com
mit crimes against the law. Through
thick and thin he has been the cham
pion of the worklngman, the protector
of the helpless and the defender of
the downtrodden. To those who claim
that he has done these things merely
to further his own political ambitions
we would say, we don't care a farthing
what his motives were we look only
to the results he has accomplished.
Mr. Hearst will be elected. He will
receive the vote of every wage earner
who believes in standing by his
fi lends. He will receive the vote of
every citizen whose eyes are noc
blinded by partisanship or whose
mind is not beclouded with the frenzy
for money getting at any hazard. A
multimillionaire mmself, he knows
what it is to work. Born with a silver
spoon in his mouth he was not content
to be the idle son of a rich man, but
got into the game like a man and won
a place for himself by dint of hard
work and the display of great ability.
He will be bitterly fought by those
who profit through special privilege.
Every gambler in the needs of the
people will fight him to the last ditch.
The money Bharks who feed fat upon
the life blood of men, women and
children will denounce him as a dema
gogue, and mealy-mouthed reformers
who sneeze when the captains of in
dustry take snuff will lift their hands
In holy horror and pray to be deliv
ered from this "yellow journalist."
But the men with callouses on their
hands, the men with red blood in their
veins, will rally around his standard
and elect him governor of the Empire
Thli time next year it will be Gov
ernor William Randolph Hearst. And
more than one governor of New York
has quit the mansion at Albany to
take up residence in a historic build
ing in Washington.
BULLY FOR TEDDY.
A short time ago an American citi
zen was refused admission to a danc
ing pavlllion at an Atlantic coast re
sort Jiecnijs" he happened to be wear
ing the uniform of a marine in the
service of Uncle Sam. The marine
has brought suit against the manage
ment of the pleasure resort for $5,000
damages, and President Roosevelt has
not only contributed $100 to help the
marine pay his lawyer, but has de
clared that he will stand back of the
plaintiff until it is demonstrated be
yond a peradventure that the uniform
of Uncle Sam must be respected.
Bully for Teddy! He's got the good
red blood in his veins and he don't
hesitate to smash precedent when ho
thinks it needs smashing. While we
cannot always agree with him we are
always proud of him because he don't
know what it is to be "a trimmer,"
and because he always says what he
thinks. His elevation to the presi
dency hasn't swelled his head a bit,
and he is just a plain American like
the rest of us. The other day he went
aboard a battle ship an took "pot
luck" with the sailor boys. Some carp
ing critics declared he was "playing to
the grand stand," but he was merely
having a good time with his felio wcit
izens. Bully for Teddy! While, as we re
marked before, we have not always
agreed with him on matters political,
and in some instances on matters in
dustrial, we've never found its possible
to disagree with him on his straight
forward Americanism. We honor him
for tie position he occupies and we
esteem him for what he is a genuine
Mr. Uiiion Man you who are work
ing for your little old $2 or $4 a day
it makes a helofalot of difference to
you who is elected to the United
States senate, doesn't it? Your job
depends on ' the election of senator,
don't it? If the senatorial candidate
of your party is defeated the whole
country is going to the demnition bow
wows, isn't it? Why, to be sure. For
that reason you ought to vote against
Smith and Quick, the union labor can
didates for the legislature. T'ell with
union labor we've got to stand by tho
old parties, boys!
A. L. A. Schiermeyer of Lincoln has
been nominated for railroad commis
sioner by the socialists of Nebraska.
We have been intimately acquainted
with Mr. Schiermeyer for a number of
years and we know him to be well
qualified . for the position. He is
worthy of the support of organized la
bor because he is a union man who
stands four-square to every wind that
"The World's Work," published by
Doubleface, Rage & Co., very naturally
denounces organized labor for getting
into the political game. That is tho
reason why organized labor should get
into the game a whole lot further.
What's the matter with getting the
1P07 convention of the American Fed
eration of labor for Lincoln? We
can do it if we go after it right. The
editor of The Wageworker has assur
ances of the' help of the business men
of Lincoln. Come on, boys!
TJie Methodist Book Concern ' has
"come across" and granted the eight
hour day. It will also withdraw from
the Typothaete. This is calculated
to make Bishop McCabe go out be
hind the barn and talk to himself.
CENTRAL LABOR UNION.
"Big 6" Typographical Union of New
York City has about 6,000 members.
That means that William Randolph
Hearst will have six thousand union
printers pulling for his election, and
pulling twenty-four hours a day.
Here is a question that every union
man should ask himself: "What dif
ference does it make to me whether
Shallenberger or Sheldon is elected
governor of Nebraska?"
Bishop McCabe need not go to Oma
ha to get into a war. He can stay at
home and bleed for the poor Typo
thaete. The Methodist Book Concern
shows signs of giving Bishop McCabe
the merry laugh.
Which has benefitted you most
jour party or your union? After an
swering that question honestly yon
will vote for Smith and Quick for the
A vote for Smith and Quick is a
vote to make the two old party ma
chines sit up and take notice.
Kverv time von bnv a nnn-iininn ar
ticle you tickle the opponents of union
ism almost to death.
Will Meet Tuesday Evening and Prob
ably Consider Labor Fair.
The Central Labor Union will meet
next Tuesday evening, and among
other things will consider a proposi
tion to hold a "labor fair" some time
during the winter. The idea is to
have a fair at which union made
goods are exhibited, thus educating
the public up to the label' idea. That
such a fair could be made a success
financially and otherwise is almost cer
tain. There will be other important busi
ness transacted, and it is to be hoped
that the meeting will be better attend
ed than has been the rule of late.
A DESERVED PROMOTION.
Well Known Union Man Gets. Recogni
tion for Good Service.
Mark T. Caster, a member of the
Brotherhood of Electrical Workers,
and for a long time .chief cable splicer
for the Lincoln' Telephone company,
has been promoted to the superintend
ency of that company and entered up
on his new duties last week. Tho
position is a good one and a distinct
promotion for Mr. Caster a promo
tion earned by hard work and careful
attention to business. That Mr. Cas
ter will "make good" in the new job
is assured. He has been with the
Lincoln Telephone company ever sibce
V began construction work, and his
promotion i3 a deserved recognition of
A FINE SPREAD.
Tuesday evening Mr. Steve Hoover
of the Lindell tendered a banquet to
the Lincoln ball team and a few news
paper "fans'" and others. It was one
of the finest functions of the kind ever
pulled off in Lincoln and was thor
oughly enjoyed by the good fellows
presout. The menu cards were unique
and were eagerly carried home as sou
venirs. Harry Dobbins officiated as
toastmaster and responses were made
by every member of tue team and by
several of their admirers. Taken as
a whole it was an occasion that will
always be remembered with great
pleasure by those who were privileged
Monday evening Mr. and Mrs. A. T.
Pentzer and children left for,, Pasa
dena, Cal., where they will make their
home for a time. Several members of
the Typographical Union and Capital
Auxiliary went down to the Burlington
depot to bid Mr., and Mrs. Pentzer fare
well and wish them good luck, i Pasa
dena is going to secure a mighty good
union man in Mr. Pentzer, and an
equally staunch unionist in Mrs. Pent
zer. Their many friends here regret
to have them go, and are all hoping
that when the novelty of the Cali
fornia climate wears off they will come
back to Lincoln. They all do.
It's all right to talk unionism, but
living your unionism beats talking
"Kick" all you want to, but for
heaven's sake don't be a "knocker."
The label that tells the. story.
The Indianapolis Metal Trades' As
sociation hired the Adams detective
agency to break up the machinists'
union in that city. This the Adams'
people failed to do, and they are now
whistling for their pay.
WOMEN TAKE A HAND.
The Kansas-Missouri Telephone Co.,
the Bell corporation, is having trouble
with its linemen in those two states,
and about 750 of the men.are out.' The
company has been importing strike
breakers as rapidly as possible, but
has made poor headway. So far there
has been very little trouble. Down
at Abilene the other day the wives of
a few of the strikers got busy when
taunted by a bunch of strikebreakers.
The women gathered their boiling tea
kettle's, brooms and rolling pins and
sallied forth. In about thirty seconds
the "scabs" were hustling for tall timber.
Marquis De LaFayette. Shrope, he
of the royal presence who edits the
Easton, Pa., Journal, has the thanks
of The Wageworker man for a couple
of mighty good union made cigars that
came through the mail the other day.
The marquis is a hustling gentleman,
equally facile with the pen or the
kodak, and he gets out a mighty in
teresting paper. He can send cigars
this way whenever he feels like it.
THE SAME OLD WAY.
It is astonishing the number of per
sons who are friendly to organized la
bor that develop between September 1
and the middle of November every
year. What is still more astonishing
is the suddenness with which the ma
jority of them forget their friendship.
SCHMOLLER & MUELLER PIANO CO.
Carry the largest and best line of pianos in the west. They long ago learned that
quality, honest prices with accommodations, and courteous treatment, assures success.
They own and operate five large stores and a factory, buying in train load lots, en
abling them to obtain the very lowest prices that quantity purchases and cash will buy.
They give their entire attention to pianos and study thoroughly the wants of piano
buyers. Their pianos are dependable and of the latest case designs.
They give their personal guarantee with each instrument, which is the strongest pro
tection against inferior pLinos.
Terms to suit the purchaser, terms that enable anyone to buy a piano. A small cash
payment and a few dollars per month will secure you a high grade piano.
F'EW FIINO BARGAINS
Good practice piano
Gcod practice piano
only . . $45.00
Good slightly used piano
Good slightly used piano
Good slightly used piano
WE RENT NEW
$300 New Piano, any case
$350 New Piano, any case
$375 New Piano, any case
for ........ . .. $225.00
$400 New Piano, any case
$450 New Piano, any case
for ......... .... $315.00
TUNING AND REPAIRING.
Schmoller & Mueller Piano Co.
135 SOUTH 11TH STREET, LINCOLN, NEBRASKA.
At the meeting of the Typographical
Union next Sunday the officers-elect
will be installed. The rule has been
changed and the officers who will as
sume charge Sunday will hold for a
year instead of for six months as has
been the custom heretofore.
One Fact Outweighs All Evil Charged.
If every crime charged against trade
unions by Parry and Post were a fact,
the other fact that trade unions have
abolished the buying and selling of
jobs would alone justify their exist
ence. Buffalo Progress.
Seven new locals have been granted
charters by the A. F. of M.
DR. 11. Li. BENTLEY,
Office Hours 1 to 4 p.m.
Office 2116 O st. Both Phones.
I Union Harness & Repair
GEORGE H. BUSH
Harness repairing, Harness
washed and oiled. I use the
Union Stamp' and solicit Union
Trade. All kinds of work fur
nished on call. 145 So. 9th.
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THE BEST SHOES
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No higher in cost than other shoes, bnt you may be sure they are
made under the best conditions. More for your money in Union Stamp
Shoes than in those without the stamp. By wearing Union Stamp shoes
you do much to help wage earning shoemakers. If you cannot get the
Union Stamp shoes in ypur locality, write .
Boot and Shoe Workers' Union
S46 gcnER ST., B08TOS, MASS.
Your Cigars Should Bear This Label..
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lnncn counter - and ladles' cafe.
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HIGH CLASS TAILORS
THE BEST AM CHEAPEST
UNION SHOP IN LINCOLN
H. A. ANDERSON CO.
143 NORTH I3TH 1
HAYPEN'S ART STUDIO
New Location, 1127 O
Fine work a Specialty.
GRAND CENTRAL BARBER SHOP
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Members of the Union '
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