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Labor Local Picked Up in Lincoln
7emand the label.
The union label that's all.
Look for the union label.
If It is not labeled, refuse it.
Union made shoes are sold by Rog
ers & Perkins.
" Railway clerks of Kansas City, Mo.,
Retails clerks have organized a
union in Garrett, Ind.
The Brotherhood of Railway
Clerks have formed a branch In Jack
Street car men In Des Moines, la.,
Iiave been granted an eleven-'nour
Shoe cutters are on strike in the
shop of Perkins, Hardy & Co., west
Derry. N. H.
"Blue Ribbon" cigars are union
made, Lincoln made and well made
Sold by all dealers.
The Wageworke-r's Labor Day edi
tion will appear next week. It will
lie worth -waiting for.
Boston Cigarmakers Union paid
out $6,687 for advertising the blue la
bel from January 1 to June 30.
The metal polishers of Jamestown,
K Y., have trouble with Wm. Hjorth
& Co., makers of pliers and wrenches.
The Brotherhood of Railway Car
men now has 455 lodges with a total
membership of 30,451, and a cash bal-
. aoce of $27,866.94.
The International Metal Polishers,
Buffers' and Platers' Union opened
their annual convention In Cincinnati
on Monday, Augusf.19.
The "Joyo" moving picture theatre
will be opened next Monday. It will
he "one of the prettiest little amuse
ment resorts in the west
The remodeling work on the build
ing on the north side of O street,
between Twelfth -and Thirteenth, is
being done by non-unionists.
"Pete" Edgerton, the advertising
manager of The Wageworker, was
called to Deadwood, S. D., Wedn.es
day. on business. He will be back
Delegates Ingraham and Radebaugh
and Visitor H. C. Peate returned on
Monday from Hot Springs, where
tfiey attended the Typographical
The striking machinists of the Mcintosh-Hemphill
company at Pitta
burg have been granted their de
mands and the 100 non-unionist? have
had to take a walk.
President Roosevelt has issued an
executive order making Labor Day,
September 2, a holiday for govern
ment employes and laborers who are
impioyed by the day.
The Builders' Exchange of Cleve
land, O., Is advertising for mechanics.
There is plenty of labor of all classes
4n that city, but what the builders
want Is cheap - labor.
' Members of the Journeymen Tail
ors' Union throughout the United
States and Canada are making ar
raagements for the celebration of th
101st anniversary of the organiza
tion. Nineteen boys, who worked eleven
hours a day, went on strike in the
Dallas, Texas, cotton mills. They
were getting from 40 to 50 cents per
day and asked for an increase to 75
cents per day straight;
The union of sawmill workers in
the north of Sweden has defeated one
tt the biggest employers after a most
bitter and prolonged tight, during
which several hundreds of families
ere evicted from their dwellings.
IN AND AROUND YOUR HOME
Cu It Mi kimlist by ngulir
iii;icttitt. Wt km iviry ni- i
Chloride of Lime, lb 15c
Solution of Chlorides, bottle, . .50c
Formalhdehyde, per pint S."ic
Sulfur, per lb 10c
Sulfur and Formaldehyde Can
dles , 25c
Sulfur Candles 6c
Formaldehyde Futnigators ... 15c
Hydrauapthal Pastillis. box.. 35c
Carbolic Crystals, per lb 45c
PHONE YOUR WANTS.
TWELFTH AND O ST.
1410 O ST.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT
the employer in question having
adopted for some time the device of
housing the men in his own cottages.
Mrs. Mary Dewey, of Rock Island,
111., visited her cousin, V. M. Maupin,
and wife, a couple of days this week.
A couple of games of ball between
local union teams have been sched
uled for Labor Day at the new city
The Coast Seamen's Journal says
that the San Francisco Street Rail
way company has issued a bunch of
three-year notes for $1,500,000 at six
per cent to meet the cost of the strike
in -that city.
B. F. Jones, head of the Jones &
Laughlin Steel company, the $70,000,
000 rival of the United States Steel
Corporation, says there is no truth
in the rumor -that his firm is about
to leave Pittsburg.
Carpenters' hall is now used every
night in the month save Saturday
night, and every Sunday in the month
save one. And there -are several
locals that want to usa it but can
not secure a date.
Sheet metal workers in Cincinnati
are holding their own in the present
strike. Forty-eight firms have sev
ered connection with the bosses' as
sociation-, and signed up with the
union. That's going some.
Seventy-five new members have
been added to the Carpenters' Union
it Jackson, Mich., this year. "This is
a remarkable growth for -a union that
is in a lockout. Not a member of the
local 1s out of employment.
The strike at the Port Vue plant
at McKeesport, Pa., continues. The
company stubbornly and unjustly
holds out against paying the - wage
scale agreed to by the American
Sheet and Tin Plate company and all
other Independent companies.
The "open shop" of the baker
bosses at Newark, N. J., has had its
back broken. The Hill Baking com
pany, after a two years" battle, has
surrendered and forty-five union men
went back to work, while the "free
and independents" walked the plank.
The label boosting caused it.
Cincinnati (Ohio) non-union bar
bers, arrested at the instance of Bar
bers' Union No. 49, for shaving on
Sunday, after being defeated in the
lower courts, have appealed their
cases to the state supreme court,
The union has won In three courts
and feels confident of winning again.
LOST HIS CARD.
The house card of Louis Bauer,
ccrner of .Tenth and P streets, was
removed by the business agent of the
Bartenders' Union last Monday morn
ing. The local member of the union
in that place neglected and refused
to pay his dues despite the urgent
request of the local. Everything pos
sible in the way of a concession was
offered, but without avail, and on
Monday the card came out. The same
action was taken about a year ago,
but the matter wa3 again straight
ened out and the, card given back.
'As the matter now stands the Bauer
saloon at Tenth and P streets i3
without a house card and therefore
not eligible for the patronage of true
HOAGLANO A CANDIDATE.
Henry V. Hoagland, known to prac
tically everybody in Lancaster county,
is a candidate before the republican
primaries for the nomination as sher
iff. There may be equally good men
in the race for that office, but there
could be no one better than Mr.
Hoagland. A veteran of the civil war
with a record, to be proud of, a citi
zen whose life has been blameless,
and a public official who has devoted
his energies to the performance of
his duties, Mr. Hoagland has strong
claims upon the support of people
who insist upon fitness rather than
upon the "good fellow" dodge in their
PRINTERS MAKE GAIN.
The newspaper printers of New
York have just secured a handsome
wags- increase, and they got it with
out any trouble. They just showed
the employers their side of the case,
and as a result an increase of $4 a'
week was granted. The job men se
cured a substantial increase in the
wage scale some- time ago.
BARTENDERS WIN OUT.
.After a long and bitter fight, the
Bartenders have succeeded in union
izing the Latonia race track, one of
the biggest racing parks in the
United States. For fifteen years this
was an "open shop," but from now
on the bartender who gets a job there
will have to show a card -and wear
OMAHA UNIONS WIN.
After long months of litigation the
unions of Omaha have won out in
the courts of Douglas county and may
now move into the old State Hotel
building and use it as a labor tem
ple, 'fhls will give them commodious
hcndsu.irters and allow them to get
TC3E TEPPD.E H0GE
WE, THE UNDERSIGNED, AGREE TO DONATE THE WAGE
EARNED BY US ON JUNE 3, 1907, TO A LABOR TEMPLE FUND,
SAID DONATION TO BE PAID INTO THE HANDS OF A BOARD
OF TRUSTEES SELECTED BY
DEPOSITED IN BANK, SUBJECT TO THE CONDITION THAT NO
PART OF SAID DONATION SHALL BE USED FOR EXPENSES.
IT IS FURTHER UNDERSTOOD THAT THE DONORS SHALL
RECEIVE STOCK IN THE LABOR TEMPLE COMPANY EQUAL
TO THE AMOUNT CONTRD3UTED. IN CASE SUFFICIENT
FUNDS ARE NOT THUS RAISED, IT IS AGREED THAT CONTRI
BUTIONS SHALL BE RETURNED WITHOUT DISCOUNT TO THE
Capital Auxiliary No. 11.
J. W. Dickeson, University Place.
J. S. McCoy, 1203 U.
W. L. Mayer, 2335 Q.
C. H. Turner, 1200 P.
Alex Wickizer, 904 E.
C. E. Barngrover, 1330 N. 24.
C. B. Righter, 2308 Dudley.
W. C. Norton, 1533 N. 25.
H. W. Smith, 1725 P.
Bert Chipman, 705 S. 18.
Gus Sanders, 932 P.
Henry Hoos, 438 N. 14.
Ed. Fagan, 938 P.
C. A. Phelps, 127 S. 10.
Al Walker, 2301 S.
Grove Pylperkers, 228 N. 13.
Sam Landes, 812 H.
H. Sundean, 1844 P.
L. Spencer, 10 and N.
C. Penrod, 1422 O.
C. Fritz, 113 S. 9.
J. Windier, 1021 Wood.
P. Biberstein, 146 S. 9.
Al Wendle, West A.
Bob Charters, 1960 T.
W. M. Maupin, 1216 G.
C. H. Bowers, 12 and O.
E. W. Aura, 2253 Dudley.
R. L. McBride, 1648 Q.
Charles Bowen, 1919 S. 16.
Arch Stephens, 2037 T
J. W. Jewell, 1026 Q.
L. L. Ingraham, Uni. Place
Ci. E. Locker, 625 S. 18.
F. M. Coffey.
T. W. Evans, 128 S. 11.
O. M. Rudy, 1036 G.
R. W. Elliott, 510 N. 14.
C. M. Anderson.
B. B. Joslin, 2154 S. 14.
J. R. Cain, 908 Wood.
T. N. Jones, 208 N. 22.
W. K. Terwilliger, 1528 N. 19.
C. N. Castle.
Chas. Puree, 1002 Vine.
Ward Betzer, 812 E.
John Metzger, 904 n. -T.
Bridges, 3103 Vina.
R. Winch, 1000 D.
James Lobaugh, Cent Pub. Co.
C. A. Yates, New Century Co.
J. D. Bower, Ivy Press
E. C. Werger, 1526 N.
A. M. Larimer, 410 N. 12th.
F. Pillar, 1223 Washington.
Otto Werger, 15E6 N.
Bayard Vantine, 2735 Durley.
O. O. Robinson, Western Normal.
C. C. Pierce, 419 No. 10th.
H. G. Davis, 1200 P.
C. B. Mills, 639 S. 11.
G. H. Moore," 1926 R.
J. N. Hyder, 824 N. 14. .
R. L. Metcalfe, 17th & C.
L. W. Parks.
C. J. Peterson, 2241 Holdrege. .'
E. E. Betz, 1448 P. !
H. C. Probasco, F. & M. bank.
H. L. Rudy, 1036 G. V .
Mark Castor, 1419 G. j
Louis Maupin, 1216 G.
Wm. Drummond, 511 N. 27 ;
Fred Ihringer, 1529 D ' !
W. H. Astley, 2619 Q
Fred Mickle, 1925 S. 16
Mr. and Mrs. Soandso.
Fred Brenner, 2150 U
F. W. Kolb. 733 H.
C. H. Cameron, 136 N. 21.
Chas. Shelton, 391 T.
Faulh-aber, Louis, 644 S. 19th
W. A. Woodard, 3126 T.
C. H. Chase, 2005 N. 30th.
E. A. Coffman, 3235 P.
R. E. Traver, 1610 N. 27th.
A. C. Neese, 2734 Dudley.
. H. Compton, 2541 Y.
J. L. Shelton, 391 T. ;
C. D. Folsom, 3010 P. ;
Ernest Shaw, 44th & W. I.
Frank Mayes, 323 S. 20.
E. L. Walters, 1846 M.
F. L. Ryan, 1144 O St.
Joe T. Hazels, 1144 O St.
J. E. Bixler, 1144 O St.
J. B. Leard, 1144 O St.
W. L. Morrlfield, 1144 O St.
C. W. Axtell, 330. N. 28th.
E. D. Beard, 120 No. 11th St.
J. W. Cromwell, 120 No. 11th St.
G. L. Barbee. 120 No. 11th St,
H. Kehlenbach, 120 No. 11th St.
E. A. Patterson. 120 No. 11th St.
J. B. Biehn, 120 No. ltlh St.
H. Parmelee, 120 No. 11th St.
Chas. Brown, 120 No. 1th St.
A. R. McConnaughey. 120 No. lit
Burgaman, H., 2201 Holdrege
Frank Smith 1725 P.
H. F. Schultze, 1144 O St.
H. W. Essex, 1144 O St.
F. Cool. 1144 O St.
W. C. Miller. 1144 O St. ,
George Loar, 313 S. 20th.
E. S. Chevront, 539 S. 7th.
J. H. Buchs, 728 N. 11th.
John Brown, 2038 P.
Jacob Weber, 219 F. , , ,
W. D. King, 2030 M St.
Alex Wekesser, 904 E.' , .
THE DONORS AND BY THEM
H. W. Werger, 836 S. 23d.
E. H. Zubrigen, 14th and Peach.
W. S.. Brown, 1418 F.
A. M. Swigart, 826 G.
Mark Carveth. -
H. C. Dalrymple, 13th & N Sts.
Frank W. Brown, Jr.
Jay Worley, 2011 K.
H. P. Van Dercreek, 1705 N.
A. A. Hall, 2743 D.
Ed. English, 1933 U.;
W. Waack, 429 So. Eleventh.
J. B. Estes, 1344 J.
A. V. White, 1737 N. ,
J. K. Wilson, 2230 Sheldon.
G. G. Warner, 134 So. Twelfth.
X. K. Howard, 1202 M.
Chas.' Burns, 846 No. Twenty-six
Fred Ress, 1201 B.
W. T. Abbott, Lin. Tel. Co.
Rev. S. Z. Batten.
Gov. George L. Sheldon.
F. A. Kates, 1020 K.
Fred Eissler, 111 A.
S. C. Foster, 437 N. 10.
Nelson, 2122 H. ,'
C. H. Fowler, 1229 N. 26.
R. R. Cooper, 1237 S. 27.
O. T. Stowell, 347 S. 24.
Chas. S. Smith, 2218 Holdrege.
R. J. Adams, 236 19.
G. A. Noyes. 1144 R.
Ernest Eissler, 111 9.
J. M. Quick, 1445 N. 25.
A. R. Gibson, 2135 L.
J. A. Chambers, 425 S. 30.
S. D. Swab, 1536 N. 28.
C. E. Mellor, 2149 S. 15.
August Radebach, 1721 P street
I. R. DeLong.
THE WOR KINGMAN'S WIFE.
Love Lightens Her Labor and Makes
Her Life a Happy One.
Many are the factors that enter
into the labor question, and numerous
the persons who are being brought
into the lime-light because of them.
We hear of the captain of industry.
The newspapers all have in stock his
photographs, half-tones and etchings,
io be used upon the slightest provoca
tion. We hear not a little of the
labor leader the walking -delegate
and sometimes even his picture is
printed. . Then we learn of the "ordi
nary workingman," and we are told
that the prosperity of our country
rests with him. Once in a while,
when he is making -a fight for what
he considers to be his rights, some
body will champion his cause, and
really stand by him.
But in all this discussion, what
about the. workingman's wife? How
often is her picture used by the news
paper? How often is she mentioned
when the struggles and the trials of
hsr husband are being exploited?
What credit does she receive when
the victory is won?
Frankly, I wonder sometimes how
it is that many of them -do not be
come insane, as I think of the awful
monotony of their lives. The average
workingman's life is dull enough.
We'll take that for granted. But his
life, as compared with his wife's, is
full of variety and good o'heer. She
spends most of her time within the
confines of the kitchen, surrounded
by four dull walls. She rarely sees
an Inspiring face, and she gets
mighty little credit for her faithful
ness even from her husband. Not
that he isn't grateful, but he doesn't
often think of telling her so. Usually,
she hears about it when something
has gone wrong. She rarely com
plains. She is giving her life for her
family. I rarely see a workingman's
wife with her bunch of little children
but what I feel like crowning her
with the highest honor. She "de
serves it. If she isn't always "up
to date," and if her husband cannot
always talk with her about the affairs
that interest him most, it is generally
his fault. She is the same woman
that he courted. He thought that she
was "all right" then. If, in her en
deavor to make a home for him, she
was compelled to sacrifice, for his
sake, many of the pleasures and the
advantages- which were hers before
her marriage, more than ever should
the sympathy and the help of her hus
band become hers. '
Full of significance was the answer
of a former shop girl, when her
friend asked her:
"Where are you working?"
"Oh, she replied, gayly, "I'm not
working I'm married." "
She was working harder than ever
not for wages, but for love's sake.
Rev. Charles Stelzle.
(Continued from Page 2) I
The crop usually consists of fiiree or
four bales of cotton, worth about $50
a bale, a little corn, some vegetables
and a lot of wood cut into stove
lengths. The stranger from the
north, ' especially women, are amazed
to see human beings living in the
midst" of so much poverty and dirt.
Yet amidst it all the southern negro
"share' cropper" is the happest mortal
o-i the face of the earth. He is as
sured of plenty of corn pone and
bacon, and for fuel all he has to do
is to step outside his door and get all
the wood he wants. As for clothing,'
they don't need much in summer, and
in winter the cast-offs of the white
There, is no politics in the race
problem down south. The negro must
keep the place appointed by the
whites. On the trains the negro must
be content with the "Jim Crow" car,
which is just as good as any except
the Pullmans. He must flock into his
own waiting room at. the depots. In
the street cars he has to "seat from
the rear end of the car," while the
whites seat from the forward end of
the car. At the baseball grounds
there is a "colored section" in both
grandstand and bleachers. When the
circus comes a "colored section" is
roped off, and woe betide the black
man who tries to seat himself among
the whites. ' - v
At Benson, the junction between
Little Rock and . Hot Springs, there
are several lunch rooms. At one of
them we took breakfast oh the way
home. The negro patrons had to take
a rear room. While we were eating
a negro man came in and asked if
he could get breakfast. r , ; .
"Yes, in the rear room," said the
proprietor. "Take off your hat."
"I'll take off my' hat when I get
into " ' began the - negro looking
"Take off that hat!" shouted the
proprietor, reaching for a heavy
bowl. "Take it off immediately!"
The negro removed his hat and
quietly walked into the dining room
set apart for his race.
"We've got to make 'em keep their
place," said the proprietor in an apol
ogetic tone, "or they'll soon crowd us
to the wall." - . '
Nearly all of the railroad section
hands in Arkansas and other statea
south are negroes. Most of the loco
motive firemen are negroes. In his
southern home the negro is a great
character study, and the day's visit
among the black people will be re
membered as one of the greatest ex
periences of a memorable week.
' This letter came precious near
never being written, all because of a
railroad wreck. The writer and hia
wife left Hot Springs last Friday
morning, catching Iron Mountain
train No. 4 at Benson for St. Louis.
The train was -three hours late. We
should have arrived at St. Loui3 at
7:40 p. m. that day, but it was 2:30
a. m. Saturday before we 'anded at
the big union station. Two - mile3
south of Jefferson Barracks, and four
teen miles from St. Louis, the double
track begins. Our train, in taking the
ia-bound track met with disaster. As
near as can be determined the wheelo
of the tender "rode the switch point"
and derailed the engine, mail coach
and baggage car. The breaking, of
the coupling between the irj.il coach
ahead and baggage car' iramediptHiy
behind it was all that saved the en
tire train from being wrecked. As it
was the train, which was going about
twenty miles an hour, stopped inside
of two car lengths. The mail coach
turned almost square across the track
and hung teetering over a twenty
foot embankment. The baggage car
was off the rails, but all the coaches
remained on. But the engine turned
completely over, rolled down the em
bankment and crushed Engineer
Pratt to ' death.' The poor fellow
never knew what hurt him. Fireman
Buster jumped and esacped with
some severe bruises and cuts. The
porter of the' combination car also
jumped and was badly used up. No
one else was hurt, and it was several
minutes before any of the passengers
knew what had happened. Assist
ance was sent from St. Louis, the
track soon repaired, and, at 1:30 in
the morning we were started again.
But we left the body of the dead en
gineer still crushed beneath his en
gine. In the baggage car was the
body of another engineer ' killed in a
wreck two days before. He was to
have been buried in St. Louis Satur
day, -and -our. own engineer was to
have been one of the pallbearers. ,I-t
was a frightfully narrow escape for
nearly two hundred passengers, and
there were many prayers of thanks
giving mingled with the prayers for
the dead engineer.
Home again, safe and sound on
Sunday morning. Then the old grind
began. But as we toil along in the
. : ' ...
cause of the recollections of a bully
good time ! with the old-time friends
or the craft amidst the-hills of the
Ozark - range, and .. the busy, bustling
hospitable little city of Hot Springs.
Next week we will try and grind
but another letter and tell about some
other experiences. Also detail some
of the work of the convention.
' "" ' ,' " ' ' W. M. M.
(Continued from Page 2)
and after much negotiation an agree
ment was reached -that th men re
turn to work and the previously prom
ised committee would be provided
for. The employes returned to work,
Mr. Neill leaving for Washington un
der the Impression that he had again
settled the strike. - i
The company, however, placed its
women employes' on night work in a
remote and disreputable part of the
city, wher the Western Union office
has been located since the fire, and
did many other things to make life
unbearable for their telegraphers. A
man was then discharged at Los An
geles without cause and a strike fol
lowed. When Chicago was asked to work
with Los Angeles they refused, were
discharged and the balance of the
men . walked out. . The . other larje
cities in turn followed this Action un
til at present 15,000 telegraphers are
out and- more to come. , :. '
Up to this time the Lincoln telegra
phers had not been afTected, butwhen
the general strike order was issued
by President S. J. Small of the Com-
mercial Telegraphers' Union of 'Amer
ica, after the companies had absolute
ly refused to arbitrate with its em
ployes, the Lincoln operators walked
out. t The men going out were -Hy-land,
Thorson, Elf rink, Carson -and
McGee, of the Western Union and
Raaalpr of tlhe TVwttiil. Manfler Tfnr-
ton of the Western Union has two
men, Johnson and Cutter, and Mana
ger Wolf of the Postal one, name
not known. '
. Both companies manage to get off
a small amount of business -by work
ing night and day, but are unable to
handle anything outside of the state.
. While the operators do not expect ,
managers to go on strike, they be
ing under bond to the company, they
feel that Manager Wolf of the Postal
has been aggressively partisan, mak
ing efforts . to secure operators - for .
other places and doing all in his
power to break the strike.
The general situation, according to
a local operator, is good. . On the
board of trade, Chicago, twelve men
are making an effort to do -the work
of 300 and at Kansas City eight men
are trying to supplant 325. - At other
places it -has been impossible to gain
admission to the operating rooms, but
show similar conditions.
A LITTLE EXPLANATION
Why Union Printers Handle "Scab"
Associated Press Copy, v
There may be those among the
union, mien of the country who won
der why the union -newspaper printers
consent to handle the 'Associated
Press copy that is now being sent
out by .'scab" press operators. The
explanation is very simple.
The printers employed, on newspa
pers that employ only members of the
Typographical Union in their, compos
ing rooms are under contract. Each
local union makes its own contract as
to hours and wages,' subject to the '
approval of the international execu-.
tive council. In addition to this the
International Typographical Union
has an . arbitration contract , with
the National Publishers' 'Association
whereby it is agreed that all differ
ences shall be submitted to arbi-tra- -tinn.
It is the boast of the Interna
tional Typographical Union that i t has
never violated a contract. Some
months ago the union printers on a
giving a chance for settlement by the
arbitration board, and walked out of
the office. The . management imme
diately wired the facts to President
Lynch. Thei executive council met at -once
and ordered the printers back
to work instantly on penalty of los
ing their local charter ' and their
cards. They went back, the arbitra
tion board got busy, and in three
days the matter was settled to the
satisfaction of all concerned. . '
This is why the union printers con
sent to hajidle the "scab" copy. But
it's a safe bet that the union printers 1
will lend the striking telegraph ope
rators both moral and financial sup
port, and. to the limit, too.
UNANIMOUSLY' AGAINST IT.
The indications are that the Brick
layers and Masonspf. the country
.have this time voted in favor of affili
ation with . the American Federation
of Labor, but the vote .has not yet '
been definitely announced. The Lin
coln local, however, voted unanimous
ly against it.
together once more.
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