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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (May 30, 1908)
That a Non-Union
Should Oust Them.
The anion musicians of Lincoln are
just a titUe bit astonished that the
Liacoln Bryan Club should overlook
a local band that is mad? op of nnioa
musicians and select an outside band
that Is non-union to be the "official
band on the Denver convention trip.
Local musicians were ignored by the
Woodmen state rally, and the state
fair managers hare secured the ser
vices sf three outside bands for fair
Nov comes the local democrat
ic club an 1 also gives preference to
an cotside band. This rather Inclines
the local union musicians to the belief
'that they are being discriminated
against on account of their unionism.
They played for Woodmen and fcr
state fairs before titer organized.
Local democrats deny that there is
aiy discrimination. They declare that
the democratic club has no money
wi;h which to hire a band, and that the
Hebron band was selected because it
offered to go for its bare expenses,
and the democrats cf Thayer county cf
fered to pay half of that. The Trave-J-irg
Men's Bryan Club seems to hare
taken the lead in the matter cf secur
We simply can not rais money
-? t to pay a band's expenses and
wages to its aeembers." said an official
of the Traveling Mea's Club. "It will
nuke w hustle to raise oar share of
the txpeus;s of the Hebron band. We
are gaiag down in our individual
pockets for everything, and there is
plenty of opportunity for paying out
money. Tjw can say for the dab that
IT it had money enough to hire a union
band and pay union wages, it would
be uaioc band that went with us. Bat
we are not hiring any band. We are
simply taking up a voluntary eoUec
Ooa and paying a little towards the
expenses of a band that is furnished
by the democrats of Thayer county."
Local musicians have been agitating
Cm taattei for several days an it is
likely that the international officers
vrO! be ask?d to use their influence.
At the St. Louis convention the fal
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towins international officers were
elected: President, Joseph X. Weber;
secretary. Owen Miller; Treasure.
Otto Ostendorf ; first rice president.
George W. Bope: second vice presi
deaL T. C. Keleher. Charles A. Pin
ney of Kansrs City was elected district
officer of District Xo. . and H. P
Robinsoa of Colorado Springs of Dis
trict Xo. 7. President Weber was se
lected fraternal delegate to :he Inter
national Convention of European Mu
sicians, which meets in Vienna next
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fhe Church and Labor
IV. A BETTER UNDERSTANDING..
There probably has never been a J
time in the history of ihe labor move-1
ment when the church and labor were)
so close together as they are now.j
There are several reasons for this
changed altitude. It is due, in part,
and perhaps principally, to - the fact
that they understand each other bet
ter. Much has been accomplished in
this direction through the exchange of
fraternal delegates between Central
Labor bodies and Ministers' Associa
tions. Each has come to see that the
oiher is really human, made of flesh
and blood, of heart and brain, and
with very much the same temptations
and the same aspirations for tter
things, even " though " they "are" some
tiaees differently expressed. Each"" is
giving the other credit for honesty
of purpose and devotion to what each
considers the best ideals. And that
means a great deal. The workingman
has seen that, mixed up with this"rs
lieious" life of the churchman, there
is a social and economic interest and
influence whkl. . he had not known
about, and the minister has, had Ills
eyes opened to the religious element
which is hidden in the " economic
straggle of the workingman.
While the churchman still believes
that without a moral and a spirit
vision, the people are bound to perish,
he has also teamed that the church
cannot succeed without the rugged
strength of the common people. The
charch needs most of all, not the rich
and the mighty, but those who can suf
fer and toil as Christ toiled and suf
fered. Who knows better than the
working people how to do these
The workingman has been learning
that ""man cannot live by bread atone."
There are some things even more im
portant than "bread." far there are
some things which are more more im
portant than life itself. This isn't
verr tempting truth to offer starving
aim. but workingmen have neverthe
less learned the lesson. For what
means the sacrifice for others which!
one sees so often among the lowly?
Xo here is there greater sacrtfice'than
arjong those who have least 'to give.
Coming from different roads, both
church and labor have been approach
ing the same great truths, not realis
ing that they have both been working
away, largely ignorant of each, other
lafccrs. toward a common end,
. And sjme day, very- much as those
who tuaelled from opposite direction
beneath the Hudson river, came to
gether with mathematical exactness
at the completion of their tasks, so
the church and labor were come to
gether, having prepared the way for
suffering millions who needed greater
conmfort and better facilities for their
life's work. Rev. Charles SleUle.
was a decided success," both in the
cumber who participated and in the
The Brotherhood of Locomotive
Engineers, in convention at Columbus,
Ohio, took action on the electrical
problem. Motormen operating elec
tric engines which have taken the
place of steam engines are admitted
I:- full membership. In addition,
motormen on elevated railways or
subways are eligible, and motormen
on roads operating twenty or more
miles of track outside of a city. In
fact, the report takes in almost every
man running a train by motive power,
except motormen on surface street
car lines. It has been suggested that
the brotherhood be divided into two
divisions one electrical and one
The National Brotherhood of Loco
motive Engineers has a membership
of 70,000, and holds contracts with
107 railroads, including all the trunk
lines and most of the smaller roads.
Officers of the organization handle
pnt every one of the members :a jaS.
Here is a baBy chance to pat this
"contempt of coartT business oa the
bum. Wouldn't it be great if every
one of the 15,0! men appearei and
admitted their contempt? Wouldn't the
taxpayers of Cook county raise a roar
of the whole array of 15.WO were seat
to jail and had to be fed for a moats
or two at public expense?
But if these 15.000 men did admit
their contempt for Judge Carpenter
he wouldn't dare jail them. He could
n't. The people wouldn't stand for it
There wouldn't be jail room for tea
per cent of them. The carpenters
and machinists ought to call Judge
Carpenter's bluff, and call it good and
PYTHIANS ALL. RIGHT. ;
The supreme lodge Knights of Py
thias, which meets in Boston in August.-
has announced that it wjll have
the biggest parade in the history of
the order, and say that only anion
bands will be allowed to participate.
That sounds so good to the editor, of
this humble little labor paper that he
is going to hustle around and "get
so as re" with the good old order. He
used, to be a Pythian, and now he
knows he ought to get back in line.
OFFERED A TREAT.
sonal." The Wage worker devoted
three-fourths of its first page to Miss
Haley's approaching visit. Her ad
dress was announced at the Auditor
ium Wednesday night to 2.600 people.
And yet a lot of union men seek; to
excuse their failure to hear this -won
derful woman on the. ground that
here address "wasn't advertised.'
Wouldn't that jar you?
But They Did Not Take Advantage:
of the Offer.
The Lincoln unionists were given a
treat Thursday evening. Miss Margar
et A. Haley, of Chisago, spoke to them. !
Omaha Western Laborer.
Not quite correct. Brer Kennedy.
The unionists of Lincoln were offered
a treat Thursday evening of last week,
but they passed it up. Out of 2,50m
union men in this community, just
twenty took advantage of the rare
opportunity ta hear Miss Haley.
Not less than fifty union men have
declared in the presence of the editor
of The Wageworker that they never
heard that Miss Haley was to speak
in Liutoin. "Why wasn't it adver
tised?" they asked. Miss Haley s
visit to Lincoln was advertised ia the
dis.uay advertising columns of the Lin
coia Journal, the Evening News, and
the Lincoln Star, Lincoln's three daily
papers. The Star, Journal and News
saiva Miss Haley's appreachiag visit
not less than a total of six columns of
local notices. The Star devoted a
s?:eaaid editorial and several editor
ial rasr.Hhs to her apprcachiag
visit. The Journal gave hr a fine' no
tice Jn the most wideiy reid depart
eea of the raser ""Mare or Less Per-
CAPITAL AUXILIARY. '
Capital Auxiliary meets Friday,
June 12. at 2:30 p. m with Mrs. W
M. Maapin, 647 South Twenty-seventh
street. Take Randolph, street car on
Mrs. W. S. Bustard, whose aged
grandfather died recently in ML
Vernon. Wash, will leave shortly for
All members who can are requested
to bring flowers; for the decoration of
tiie printers' lot in Wyuka on Sun
day, May SL in- the afternoon.
Brief News of Men Who Handle
Throttle and Lever.
It took two big cars of the Trac
tion company to carry the engineers.
their wives, children and friends
Monday evening, the occasion being
a -trolley party" given by the aux
iliary to the local division of the
brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers
Tne "trolleyers' gathered at the eor
eer of Tenth and O streets and at
?:S0 fil!ed two cars to the limit and
wade a tour of the city. Pedestrians
re made quite well aware that
there was something doing, for the
irvlk vers" saag, shouted, " blew
horns, waved banners and had one
e; those good times you used to" read
about in fhe story books. The party
each year $3,500,000 In dues and in
It has been reported that the Loco
motive Engineers of Lincoln have re
fused to take hold of the Labor Tem
ple project because the articles of
incorporation set out that no organ
ization not affiliated with the Amer
ican Federation of Labor can hold
stock as an organization, and the
B. of L. E. does not affiliate. If the
hacal division will send a representa
tive to a meeting of the board of
directors of the Labor Temple asso
ciation the matter can be explainej
to .his satisfaction. The engineers
ought to be boosting the Temple
Has George Moore lost his voice,
or has he had his baseball bump am
putated? Something must have hap
pened, for- Moore hasn't been making
good in the "bug" corner of tbe grand
stand down at the 6reenbaekers lot
so far this season.
Delegates who attend the engineers
conventions are paid- $7 a day. The
delegates haven t kicked, but the rank
and file has decided that the pay is
inadequate, and the chances are that
it will be increased.
THOUSANDS IN CONTEMPT.
Every Union Carpenter and Machinist
In Chicago Implicated.
. Last Wednesday Judge Carpentar of
Chicago ordered fifteen thousand men,
members of the Cnited Brotherhood ot
Carpenters and Joiners and tha Amal
gamated Machinists and Factory- Work
ers to appear before him and show
cause why they should not be punished
for contempt of court. i
The court's rule cites them to ex
plain their conduct in regard to the
injunction restraining them from inter-
fering with the Mears-Slayton Lumber j
company. If the court finds that the:
injunction has been violated, he can
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