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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (Dec. 14, 1906)
Interesting Items Mostly Swiped from
Bright Labor Papers.
Demand the label.
The union label that's alt.
Look for the union label.
If It is not labeled, refuse It.
Union made shoes are sold by Rog
ers & Perkins.
' Mrs.' Charley Barngrover Is visiting
with relatives in Humboldt, Neb.
', Canton, O.,' car repairers are on
strike for an increase of two cents an
1 Fifteen Cleveland, O., firms were
arrested for violation of the child la
San Francisco unionists demand
that the building trades recognize the
Boston, Mass., commercial teleg
raphers report a 50 per cent increase
"Blue i Ribbon" cigars are union
made, Lincoln made and well made,
Sold by all dealers.
Iron workers of Lancaster, Pa., after
a strike lasting five months, went back
on their own terms.
Portland, Ore., longshoremen have
struck in sympathy with the. grain
handlers at that place.
Racine, Wis.-, plow works employes,
COO In number,' are on strike against
a 25 per cent reduction in wages.
One thousand coopers struck at Chi
cago, 111., on November 8, for an in
crease in their pay of 3 cents a barrel.
The little son of Mr. and Mrs. At
Walker' was quite ill last week, but If
once more able to indulge in his usual
Detroit, Mich., ice wagon, drivers,
after- submitting their differences to
arbitration,- gained the concessions
W. T. Burkhalter returned to his
liome in Needles, Cal.,' last Saturday
after a visit with his cousin, Louis
It does not cost you any more to
have a union made telephone in your
home than to have the other. Use the
Marie, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Mickel, has been suffering from
a severe attack of rheumatism for sev
Denver clgarmakers have asked for
an - Increase of $1 a thousand, and
will start a co-operative factory if it
In not granted.
T. W. Evana wants all of his friends
to "stop him on the street and asV
him what time it is by his handsome
new gold watch.
Pullman palace car porters have de
cided to ask for a uniform rate of $40
a month and will no longer rely upon
tips from passengers.
Mrs. J. E. Mickel and children re
turned to their home in Harvard last
Sunday, after a week's visit with rel
atives and friends in Lincoln.
San Deigo carpenters have adopted
a new scale, which calls for 50 cents
an hour, eight hours a day, five days
in the week and four hours on Satur
Indianapolis Plasterers Union ere
working eight hours per day and four
and one-half hours on Saturday. The
present scale is 55 cents per hou
' Pittsl'Urg material will be r-iaJ. In
the construction and equipment of a
ivc-w iron and bieel plant to be oui't
at Welland, Out., by the Ontario Iron
' Do your Christmas shopping right
away, and be sure that you do it with
the enterprising merchants who invite
your patronage through the columns
of The Wageworker.
The Cleveland Directory Co. ha
reached an agreement with the Typo
jrraphlcal Tlnlpri which provido thnt
.the-city directory for 1907 will be
printed in a i nion shop.
The Phelps Confectionery company
of Buffalo, of course an "open" shop
was convicted Monday because of the
working of five 13-year-old childrsn
titer 7 o'clock at nleht.
The Journeymen Plasterers' Union,
one of the "dual" unions organized in
New York city by the building trades
employers after the lockout of 1904,
has Joined Plasterers' Union No. 35.
C. M. Crott, who had charge of the
cream car on Burlington train No. 39
last Monday, suffered a severe acci
aent. A DroKen Drake beam caused
. Don't let a druggist hold yon up on
patent medicines and your winter drug
There is a tremendous discount on
everything in our store. 'SPECIAL
SALES every day, together with the
regular Clearance Sale. Call, write or
phone for onr price sheet..
Delivering is our specialty.
RECTOR'S, 12th & 0
him to swerve and he was thrown vio
lently to the floor, sustaining a .frac
ture of a leg.
The man who uses the Automatic
gets .a rich man's phone at a poor
man's price. Use the Automatic.
Members of the International
Brotherhood of Teamsters have been
conceded 35 cents an hour for all over
time after 6 p. m. by the American
Sugar Refining company in Jersey
Step into the Lincoln Telephone
company's booth at the Labor Fair
and call up your friends free over a
union made telephone. Use the Auto
The recent Sydney, Australia, eight-
hour demonstration was a decided suc
cess. Thirty-five thousand people at
tended the sports during the day,
while 10,000 were present at the bi
cycle events which were run off at
Jay Worley returned from Weeping
Water last Saturday, where he was
called by the illness of his sister. The
sister died shortly after Mr. Worley
eached there. He will have the sym
pathy of a host of friends ' in his
The display of union banners at the
fair attracted a great deal of attention.
That of the Leatherworkers was con
ceded to be the handsomest and most
nique. The Typographical Union's
was the oldest, and in its day probably
cost more than any other. 1
The Chicago Consumers' League has
requested an opinion from the cor
Iicration counsel-on the feasibility of
having a city ordinance which will
abolish the practice among clothing
merchants of sending garments to the
homes of the poor to be finished.
Sheet metal workers in Cleveland
are hustlers. They have signed up the
McFarlan Co. of Chicago, who have
the contract for the new postofflce, and
the Cleveland Faucet Co., which em-
ploys thirty men. At the last meet
ing . 150 new applications were re
Union men! please your wife and
your pocketbook by purchasing a Riv
et side Base Burner. There is abso
lutely no stove on the market that
will furnish as much heat for the
amount of coal consumed as will the
Riverside. Sold exclusively by Hoppe
ac 108 North Tenth street.
In the election held in East Ham
ilton, Ont., on Tuesday, Allan Strud-
holme, labor candidate, was elected to
the Ontario legislature over J. J. Scott,
conservative candidate, by 844 major
ity. The result was a big surprise to
the government party, who thought
Scott would have a big majority.
The way in which the deputy in
spectors of workshops and factories
are enforcing the laws against the
employment in the "open'' shops in
Cincinnati is causing consternation
among the Postums. Pleas of guilty
were entered in twenty-one cases on
Monday. More arrests will follow in
a day or two.
The publishers of the New York
Tribune had 85,000 copies of an eight
page folder' in two colors adyertislng
that the Tribune Farmer and two
other publications would .be sent to
any address for one year for $3. The
officers of No. 6 called the publishers'
attention to the fact that they . were
products of scab labor. The 85,000 cir
culars were .destroyed and two other
publications, both printed in union
offices, were substituted for the scab
LABOR'S NATIONAL PLATFORM.
the American Federation, of
Labor Stands For.
1. The abolition of all forms of in
voluntary servitude except as a pun
ishment for crime.
2. Free schools, free text books and
3. Unrelentng protest against the
issuance and abuse of injunction pro
cess in labor disputes.
4. A work day of not more than
eight hours in the twenty-four hour
5. A strict recognition of not over
eight hours a day on all federal, state
or municipal work and at not less than
the prevailing per diem wage rate of
the class of employment in the vici
nity where the work is performed.
6. Release from employment one
day in seven.
7. The abolition of the contract sys
tem on public work.
8. The municipal ownership of pub
9. The abolition of the sweat shop
10. Sanitary inspection of factory,
workshop, mine and home.
11. Liability of employers for in
jury to body or loss of life.
12. The nationalization of telegraph
13. The passage of anti-child labor
laws in states where they do not exist
and rigid defense of them where they
have been enacted into law.
14. Woman suffrage co-equal with
man suffrage, the initiatve and refer
endum and the imperative mandate
ar.d right of recall.
15. Suitable and plentiful play
grounds for children in all cities.
16. Continued agitation for the pub
lic bath system in all cities.
17. Qualifications in permits to build
of all cities and towns, that there -shall
be bathroom and bathroom attach
ments in all houses or compartments,
used for habitation.
18. We favor a system of finance
whereby money shall e issued ex
clusively by the government, with
such regulations .and restrictions as
will protect it from manipulation by
the banking interests for their own
eat. Take thou not alms from the
unrighteous, lest it bemean thee.
... ". vin. -. ,..;
Honor the female sex, for on this
rock rests the welfare of man.
Waste not thy life in the chase after
the etheral, lest the substance be
filched from thee. The Lord helps
those who help themselves. Thou
helpest thyself best by helping thy
brother workers in the nnion of labor.
Thy brother's welfare - is thy ' con
cern; therefore shalt thou have a care
for him and his. Associate thyself with
thy brother worker, that thy pay may
bo heightened, thy hours of labor
shortened and the days of thy life
and the lives of all may be lengthened
and brightened. Iowa Unionist.
J. W. Russeil, 1527 North Twenty-
fourth street. ' , j
C. W. Ryn.?.n, 1112 Pine street. ..
D. A. Rush, Normal.
T. K. Townsend, 1328 South Fif
Turner Bros., 1401 Rose street.
O. Vanderveer, 154 South Eigh
teenth street. I V ... ,
S. A. Webb, 2743 W street.
KILLED UNDER PILE DRIVER.
Fatal Accident at Northwestern Bridge
Near Blair, Neb.
Reno Morrison, 'a young man of
eighteen years, was killed while at
work on a pile driver on some rip-rapping
work intended to protect the
Northwestern bridge across the Mis
souri river at Blair.
A gang of ten men was employed
on the work, the pile driver being some
distance from the bank. Without any
warning whatever the structure gave
way and the heavy machinery plunged
into water forty feet deep. Morrison
was caught under the timbers and car
O. Merica, employed in the engine
cab of the pile driver, crawled out of
the window when the structure was
sinking and barely saved his life. Eight
men who were working on the plat
form, threw themselves into the -vrater
and were picked up alive. Morrison
is the son of Mrs. Jacob Keppel of
Blair, a widow.
The store of . Sewell Bros., at Ar
lington, was entered and burglarized
of a little money, some pocketknlves
and cutlery, etc.
Thou shalt join a union of thy craft,
and have no other unions before it.
The meetings thereof shalt thou at
tend and pay thy tithes with regular
ity. Thou shalt not attribute unholy
purposes to thy brother in union. Be
ware of the fact that, though thou be
honest, "there are others."
"Thou shalt not take thy neighbor's
Thou shalt not labor more than
eight hours for one day's work, nor
on the Sabbath nor on any of the holy
Thou shalt not hire out thy off
spring of tender years. "Poverty and
shame shall be on him that refuseth
Instruction to his children."
. . VI.
Clothe not the wife of thy ' bosom in
mean apparel, lest it be a testimony
Thou shalt not live in a hovel, nor
feed on the husk that the swine doth
If You Want Building Done, Here Is
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 before
letting your work: .
S. W. Baker, 2237 R street.
H. E. Chappell, 1624 O street.
L. Drybbra, Lindell Hotel.
S. R. Copeland, 110 North Twenty-
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
street. - ' .. ,
Alex Hutton, 1436 N street.
Jewell & Marsh, 2331 South Tentn
A. Kiewit, 1620 N street.
A. L. Myers. 223 North .TwenV?
Chas. Mellor, 2149 South rt'teenth
F. G. Odell, 1335 North' "Twenty
Lincoln Sash and Door comp&nv 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 130
South Eleventh street, or : by phone.
Auto 3824, Bell L-1154. . . .
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have assembled for our Holiday ' buyers the
biggest brightest and cheapest gathering of
for men and boys ever before si
Overcoats worth from $15 to $22
wn in our store. Come in and see our Suits and
going at our Holiday prices from $7.50 to $12.50
We don't intend to handle Pur Overcoats another year. We are therefore offer
ing every thing in stock at absolute cost. We have a large and choice stock to
select from and you can buy them Here at about one half of what you will be asked
to pay elsewhere. See us for useVul Christmas presents, the kind father and
brother would appreciate. What you save on one purchase here helps you buy
another. Let us show you. ."' . . ' -' '.
UN(DQILB1. IjjOTHOMG C.
NORTHUEST CORNER tENTH AND F STREETS
Frool'Jith Evory Wow Piano
FOR a short time we will give a health and accident insurance policy
in a reliable company, with premium paid for one year to every
purchaser of a new piano. This will entitle yon to' from $20 to $50
per month in case of sickness or accident, and thus enable yon to keep
np easily your payments if yon bny a piano of us. Terms f 10 down
and $5 per month and up. Call or write for further particulars.
Never before have we had on display such a grand array of , Pianos.
The stock is the largest in Lincoln, and the finest, comprising the pro
ducts of the World's Greatest Piano Factories, snch as the ' Steinway,
Steger & Sons, A. B. Chase, Emerson, Reed & Sons, Hardman, McPhail,
and many others. Prices on used pianos from $25.00 np. . Prices on new
pianos $175.00 up. .'Every' piano is fully guaranteed. - - . . , t
We operate five stores and a factory and are therefore in position to
give you positively the lowest prices and best terms. V ''
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Now is your golden opportunity to secure a high grade
piano by paying a few dollars- down and a few dollars'
each month and we guarantee your payments when you ?
are sick or disabled.
Schmollor &J.1ucllcr Piano Go.
135 So. lift St., Linscb.
Lump and 5 ) The best Coal in the city A7 Aft
VrV , ? f or Heater, Range or , , X ff 1 1 1 1
Washed Egg j Furnace; per ton . . . . . O I U U
LUttlD and ) A splendid Coal for the
r y price.: Screened
Coarse Nut ) Nut, per ton.........
- A FULL LINE OF COAL. COKE. WOOD AND MATERIAL.
Whitebreast Coal & Lumber Co., 11 OG O
"1HE THEwTftE '
THE NEW LYRIC
PROGRAM CHANGED WEEKLY
THE ; D EST ATTRACTIONS OBTAIN AC LE
MATINEE AT 3:00 EVENINU AT 7:30 AND 9 O'CLOCK ADMISSION 10 AND is CTS
1 HIGH CLASS VAUDEVILLE " tT"
H. THE BHJQU t
PROGRAM WEEK OF NOVEMBER g6tr i . '.
ANDY LEWIS & COMPANY
1 '.Present the One-Act Comedy, Entitled,
"WON AT THE WIRE"
The European Novelty Act 1
" Comedy Acrobatic Musical Artists. -
Melancholy Destroyers, i
McFARLAND and MURRAY
Eccentric Singing: and Talking Comedians. . '-
A Laughing Success, . . -.: -. v
GRANVILLE and MACK
In a Nonsensical Absurdity, '. '
1 ; v For Laughing Purposes Only,
Grotesque Juggling Comedian. '
( The Twentieth Century Sensation, ; (
THE TRAGIC WEDDING
. On the Biograph. ' .! - .
3- Shows- 3
9:00 P. M.
MATINEE, ALL SEATS lOe
ADMISSION 10 CENTS
Evening;, Reserved Seats 8 Cents Extia
Best Values for
The Best Money
Cash or easy terms are found at the 4
Star Turniture (&
Zbe Wagt'Garntr's Turniture Supply Bouse
2 Stutb eitvtnth Street. , LlunJa, ttebraii
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