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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (Aug. 23, 1907)
UNION shop CH9oPSEy
Shave, 10c; Hair Cut, 25c;
Neck Shave, 5c.
101 Sovth Uth Street, Lincoln
1 PHOTO Q ALL ERY I
IS 1314 O STREET
When yon want a
O ood photograph
call and mo my
We arc eipert cleaners, dyers
aai lalshera of LaJlea' and Oea
tlamsn's Clothing of all kUda,
The Baaat dresas s specialty.
THB NEW FlAil
r J. C. WOOD & CO.
PHONES: Ball, 147. Auto, 1291.
ISM N St. - - Lincoln, Neb.
We have Money to Loan
on Chattels. Plenty of it,
too. Utmost secrecy.
KELLY & NORRIS
7O-7I BROWNELL BLK.
Union Harness & Repair
GEORGE H. BUSH
Harness repairing, Harness
washed and oiled. I use the
Union Btamp and solicit Union
Trad. All kinds of work fur
nished on call. 145 So. 9th.
HAYDEH'S ART STUPID
New Location, 1127 O
Fin wfk a Specialty.
Lincoln Dental College
Open for Patients Every
ISth mmd O at. V. M. SalMla
Fresh and Salt Meats
Sausage, Povltry, Etc
5taple and Fancy Groceries.
Telephones 888-477. . S14 So. Uth Street
Dr. R. L. BENTLEY
Office Hours 1 to 4 p. m.
Office 2118 O St. Both Phones
WILL M. MAUPIN, EDITOR
Published Weekly at 137 No. 14th
St., Lincoln, Neb. One Dollar a Tear.
Entered as second-class matter April
21, 1904, at the postofflce at Lincoln,
Neb., under the Act of Congress of
March 3rd, 1S79.
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jl nhted authority on advertie- Jt
jl Ing, after a thorough Invest!- jt
jt gation on this subject, says: J
4t "A labor paper la a far bet- jt
jf ter advertising medium than J
jl an ordinary newspaper In jl
jl comparison with circulation. Jl
jl A labor paper, for example, jl
jl having 2,000 subscribers is of Jl
jl more value to the business jl
jl man who advertises In it jl
jl thn an ordinary paper with jl
jl 12,000 subscribers." Jl
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I desire to announce my candidacy
for the office of county judge at the
primaries September 3, subject to the
wilt of the republican voters.
P. JAMES COSGRAVE.
I hereby announce that I am a can
didate, subject to the will of the re
publican voters at the primaries Sep
tember 3, for the office of judge of the
FRANK R. WATERS.
I am a candidate for the office of
clerk of the district court for Lancas
ter county, subject to the approval of
the republican voters at the primary
election, to be held September 3.
WALLACE L. CRANDALL.
I desire to announce myself as a
candidate for the republican nomina
tion for county coroner. My opponent
is asking for the fifth term, I am ask
ing for my first.
V. A. MATTHEWS.
Better known as "Jack" Matthews
of Castle, Roper & Matthews.
I hereby announce myself as a -candidate
for county assessor subject to
the decision of the republican voters
at the primary election to be held Sep
tember 3. THOMAS CARR.
I hereby announce myself a candi
date' for the office of clerk of the dis
trict court for Lancaster county, Ne
braska, subject to the decision of re
publican voters at the primary, Sep
tember 3, 1907.
J. S. BAER.
I am a candidate for the office of
county sheriff, subject to the approval
of the republican voters at the primary
election to be held September 3.
THE HURT PIG IS SQUEALING.
The State Journal, pinched in the
purse, is beginning to squeal, 'it is
now 'putting up an awful holler be
cause the city council, obeying the
mandates of the people, is making the
Lincoln Distraction Co. feel the weight
of public displeasure. The men who
control the destinies of the Lincoln
State Journal are heavy stockholders
in the Lincoln Distraction Co. They
bought their stock at 10 and 12 cents
on the dollar, and by reason of the
company's policy of squeezing the
public to the limit without giving any
adequate return that stock is now
worth considerably more than par.
Now that another company comes in
and by square dealing and justice to
the public is given what favors the
municipality has to bestow, the Jour
nal puts up a pitiful howl and de
clares that the Citizens Street Rail
way Co. controls the council.
When the Journal . made the state
ment it knew full well it was giving
utterance to a deliberate falsehood.
The city needs better street railway
facilities, and because the Citizens
Street Railway Co. is giving It what
the Lincoln Distraction Co. so long re
fused to give, the Citizens Street Rail
way Co. is being shown the favors
that the Lincoln Distraction Co. could
have had had it not been for Its in
solent, impudent, dog-in-the-manger,
Scudderized policy. As long as the
Lincoln Distraction Co. had a monop
oly and could squeeze the public to
the benefit of the stockholders of the
Journal force, the Journal never made
a sound save now and then when it
made a pretense of demanding a six-
for-a-quarter fare. But with dividends
decreasing and with a prospect of now
valuable stock being sadly depreciated,
the Journal is suddenly awakened to
a realization of the fact that the pub
lic is determined to get what it de
serves adequate street railway facili
ties and fair treatment.
The Wageworker has but one criti
cism to make of the city council, and
that is that it has given the Lincoln
Distraction Co. the privilege of con
necting up its fair grounds line. The
Lincoln Distraction Co. should not be
given permission to lay another foot
of track inside the city limits. It has
sinned away its day of grace, and
from this time henceforth and forever
it should feel the weight of the pub
The Lincoln 'State Journal, pretend
ed organ of purity and civic righteous
ness, with its strong box bulging with
Lincoln Distraction Co. stock, is sim
ply making Itself ridiculous. It is now
openly and above board what it has
all along been under cover the organ
of the Scuddeiized Lincoln Distraction
LET THE WAR GO ON.
James' W. VanCleave, president of
the National Association of Manufac
turers, has thrown down the gauntlet
to union labor.
Now let the war go on.
Mr. Van Cleave has begun as: ion in
the federal courts of the District of
Columbia against Samuel Gompers,
John Mitchell and other oRciaia of or
ganized bodies, praying that they be
restrained from using the boycott and
'we do not patronize lists." Mr. Van
Cleave says he brings this action in
his Individual capacity and not as an
official of the National Association of
Manufacturers. The only reply we
have to make to that assertion is
that Mr. VanCleave has not told the
truth. The papers were filed in the
District of Columbia in order that ser
vice might be obtained on the officials.
VanCleave will get the order he wants,
for the simple reason that the federal
judges know what they owe to men
of the VanCleave stripe.
"O, that is anarchy, and teaches dis
respect for the courts."
It is neither. It is a clear state
ment of a solemn truth that has been
demonstrated time and again. The
courts today are framed up against
labor organizations, and are controlled
in all wage disputes by the corpora
tions and magnates. The man who
does not comprehend this fact has
cobwebs in his intellect.
The Wageworker is glad to see Van
Cleave take this step. It hopes that
he will get the order he asks for, and
that it will be drastic to the last de
gree. It will take something drastic
to arouse the workingmen of America
from their sleep of contentment. Well
employed, well paid, eat'ng three
square meals a day the workingmen of
this country seem satisfied and utterly
earless of what the future may bring
forth. One by one their rights are
being taken away from them, and
some of these days they will either
have to arouse and make a desperate
fight for their forfeited rights, or
meekly submit to practical enslave
ment. When a man who studies conditions
sounds the alarm, a lot of men who
ought to be respondent to the call,
roll over, rub their eyes and exclaim,
'O, he's trying to work a graft" Then
they roll over and go to sleep again.
When some man. Alive to the dangers
that threatens, calls attention to the
enroachments of the judiciary, the vic
tim of these enroachments open their
eyes, yawn a few times, mutter, "O,
he's got something in view for him
self," and then they sleep again.
But some of these days these sleep
ing men will be kicked in the ribs by
men who have stolen their rights, and
when aroused will be politely informed
that they will have to take just what
is given them and be content.
That is, this will come about unless
workingmen arouse themselves before
it is too late. Perhaps VanCleave's
move will result in their being
The working men of this country
the men who work for wage have
everything in their own hands if they
only knew it. They have the power
to jerk from the federal bench the
judges who fawn at the feet of cor
porations. They have the power to
make laws that will give them an
equal show In the world. They have
the power to enforce their rights a3
men and as citizens. How much long
er will they allow themselves to be
the playthings of designing politi
The Bar Association is feeling the
effects of the public's displeasure. The
eminent lawyers who engineered that
bar nomination deal ought to be com
pelled to retire to the rear and be
It's a mighty greasy, dirty mechanic
who can not find an ofllce-seeker to
shake him by the hand these halcyon
Dr. Graham has been coroner four
terms, and during all that time he has
been a railroad physician at this point.
Wouldn't it be just as well to elect a
coroner who is not on the salary roll
of a railroad company? A large per
centage of fatalities in Lancaster
county are due to railroad accidents,
but when did ' a coroner's jury in the
last eight years fix the blame upon a
Union men need not lack for an op
portunity to parade. The Tuesday
after the first Monday in November is
the best day for the parade, and the
line of march should be from the
breakfast table to the polling place to
vote in the interests of labor regard
less of party affiliations. Try it once
or twice and see how you like it.
O, yes; the Western Union Tele-
grahp Co. has all the telegraphers they
want, and the strike Is broken just
like the old woman kept tavern in
Texas. The Western Union is strain
ing every nerve to keep its press
wires open long enough each day to
send out the "bull con" to the eftect
that the strike Is broken.
It pays to be fair. The Hearst
wires are working full time, and the
papers served "by the Hearst syndi
cate are receiving their full quota of
telegraph news. This is because
Hearst has recognized the Commrcial
Telegraphers Union and Is paying top
wages. ' '
Doubtless Governor Sheldon had
good reasons for his action, but when
he removed Superintendent Haywood
from the management of the Kear
ney Industrial School, he removed a
successful man to make a place for
Nine-tenths of the labor troubles and
riots in this country are precipitated
by European laborers imported by em
ployers in violation of the immigra
tion laws for the purpose of breaking
down the American standard of wages
The Wageworker ventures the asser
tion that Judge Waters will cover
those marriage fees into the county
treasury on the same day that the
State Journal covers that $85,000 into
the state treasury. '
O, if the officeseekers would only
love the workingmen as much after
election ' as they love them now!
Wouldn't this be a little Industrial
heaven on earth?
Melville E. Stone, manager of the
Associated Press, doubtless owes his
name to the hardness of his heart to
wards the men who man the press
Every time you vote for a man sim
ply because he is a "good' fellow,'
you add one more stick 'to 'the load
that the wage earner must carry.
One of the contentions of the strik
ing telegraph operators is "equal pay
for .equal work" by men and women.
Isn't that anarchy for you?
If Mr. Van Cleave gets what he
wants' he would better prepare for re
ceiving a jolt that will jar his back
Now let's all join in and make La
bor Day a real holiday. Everybody
join in for an old-fashioned good
If you have to send a telegram,
mail it. It will get there much sooner.
WITH THE BARBERS.
Forced to Postpone Their Annual Pic
nic by Business Reasons.
The union barbers : of Lincoln in
tended to enjoy -their . annual picnic
on August 15, but owing to circum
stances were forced to postpone it "in
definitely. When the committee se
lected the date It was unaware of
the fact that it was set for the week
when two or three thousand militia
men and as many visitors would be
in Lincoln. When this fact was called
to their attention by the employers
the union men gracefully agreed to-
a postponement. They felt that it
would be unjust to close up 'during
such a busy and profitable season. It
is possible: that the picnic may be
held immediately after the state fair,
but the chances ,-are that it will be
omitted. If . it is, it is a safe bat
that the picnic next year will he just
like those you read about in the fairy
By. a comfortable majority the un
ion has voted to make all union shops
15 cent 'shops on and after Septem
ber 1. This has been bitterly op
posed hy the so-called "small shops,"
who claim that It will simply put
them out of business. The matter
has called out a lot of argument, and
the indications are that the ' end is
not yet. It is going to require a lot
of diplomacy, and a lot of "give and
take" to prevent the matter from
causing a lot of trouble that will be
a long time in subsiding. But The
Wageworker has confidence in the in
telligence of the union barbers of
Lincoln and predicts that everything
will come out all right in the end.
The New York Sun is authority
for the statement that barbers are
averse fro working in a high shop.
In other words, they object to work
ing higher than the first or second
story of a building. This may explain
why you never see a barber shop at
the top of a "sky scraper." Surely
it is not because of inconvenience,
because the lavaratorles of most of
the big "sky scrapers" are usually lo
cated right under the roof, and men
go to the lavaTatory oftener than they
do to a-barber shop. Now why is it
that a harber objects to working
"high up" " in a building? Perhaps
some Lincoln barber will explain it.
GOLF CADDIES STRIKE
The bong tong, the eleet, or the
whatever-you-may-call-'ems of, Omaha
are in dire . trouble. , The horrible,
nawsty little caddies employed at the
golf, grounds have actually had the
nerve to strike for better pay and
decent treatment. Now wouldn't that
jar you! The idea of hoys being de
serving of any consideration what
ever. Ridiculous. The poor parents
of the caddies" really ought to feel
honored that their nawsty little brats
are allowed inside the same fence
with the dudes and dudesses .who
Lincoln's Popular Playhouse. Prices Always the Same 10, IS cts.
You Consider Three Things:
WE WISH TO PROVE WE ARE
"RIGHT" AS REGARDS THESE
THREE AND THEN SOME, AND
INVITE YOU TO GIVE US THE
OPPORTUNITY. : : ::::::
Lincoln Slothing So.
Comer 10th and P Streets.
ED SEAL and UNICORN Brands cover
the largest and most varied line of Union
' Made shirts in the World.
ff Not only do they present the widest range of
choice for any and all kinds of service but they
likewise offer the most comprehensive variety of
sizes and proportions.
U No man is so tall or so short, so slim or so stout
as not to be able to secure a perfectly satisfactory
fit in RED SEALS and UNICORNS.
H And once a fit is secured you can always du
plicate it. You can obtain the same identical set of
proportions in a practically unlimited range of
fabrics. ' .
Flcewherai In thli Issue vou wHl find the names nf the enterorisinc dealers In vour cltv who
carry the JKtf Smat and Unlcmrm products.
Attractive iiiusiraica oooiueiStWiin sutxesuoru,
( RED SEAL I
r or v-i-i-uty ocrvicc
Manufactured by R.. L.
Tour Union SKirt Factories.
swat the hard rubber balls all over
the hillsides and say such cute things
police should be called in, or a fed
eral injunction secured ' preventing
the horrid kids from demanding jus
INVITED TO OMAHA.
Delegate From That City.Wants Lin
coln to Visit Labor Day.
C. E. Woodward of Omaha, former;
ly of Lincoln, came down last Tues
day to invite the union men of Lin
coln to spend Labor Day in Omaha,
the invitation coming from the Cen
tral Labor Union of the city on the
Big Muddy The Omaha unionists'
labored - under the impression that
there would- be nothing doing in Lin- '
coin on Labor Day, so they extended '
a cordial invitation to visit them.
Mr. Woodward circulated rapidly
smong his former Lincoln comrades
ard make the invitation as strong as
he could. He said tbat Omaha was:'
going to make its celebration of the :
holiday a little the biggest thing ever :
i'ulle.l oft in that city. He expressed
regret that the Invitation came so -late
that it could not be accepted
ready made to celebrate at home.
Carriage painters have organized in
Kalamazoo, Mich. ' .-
Matinee 3:00 P. M.
Evening 7:45 & 9:00
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