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LABOR UNION DIRECTORY.
Following Is a directory of the Trades
and I.abor Unions of Lincoln and vicinity.
Lccul secretaries are respectfully nsked
to report any changes or corrections
herein, to tho end that an accurate and
convenient directory be maintained.
CENTRAL LABOR UNION Meets sec
ond and fourth Tuesday evenlnRS,
Brush's hall. President, O. M. Rudy,
10.16 G. Secretary. F. A. Kates. 1020 K.
Treasurer T. W. Evans, 12S South
LABOR TsTMPLE DIRECTORY Meets
everv Monday evenlnd. 127 North
Twelfth street. President. J. W. Pick
son. Univeraitv Place. Secretary. Fred
lhrlnger. Sixteenth and D streets, Lin
coln. MUSICIANS PROTECTIVE UNION. No.
S63 Meets first and third Sunday morn
inirs. Bruse's Hail. President. Wm.
Pinnev. 125 South Sixteenth. Record
ing Secretary, W. C. Norton. 1533 North
Twenty-fifth". Financial Secretary, N.
A. Otis. 2234 Q.
JOURNEYMEN BARBERS. No. 164
Meets first and third Wednesday even
ing. Bohanan's hall. President, R. L.
Mi-Bride. 1648 Q. Recording Secretary,
Rov Ward. 1210 O. Financial Secre
tary. Roy Swinker, 1010 O.
BARTENDERS' LEAGUE, No. 399
Meets hird Sunday, 10 a. m.. Carpen
terr' hall. President. William Brandt.
122S K. Recortling Secretary, Henry
Killers. Financial Secretary, H. E.
bundean. 1S44 P.
LEATr! ERWORKERS ON HORSE
GOODS. No. 29 Meets first nnd third
Tuesdays. Bruse's hall. President.
Fred Lewis. 216 -South Sixteenth. Secretary-Treasurer,
Peter Smith, 226
CIGARM AKERS. No. 143 Meets every
Monday evening. 1036 O. President.
T. W. Evans. 128 South Kleventh.
Secretary, John Steiner. 122 South
BOILERMAKERS' BROTHERHOOD. No.
497 Meets second and fourth Wednes
day evening. Carpenters' hall. Presi
dent. J. C. Grant. Ninth and U streets.
iiecordinK Secretary. P. S. Sherman.
22 p street. Financial Secretary, J.
BLACKSMITHS AND HELPERS. No.
163 Meets first nnd third Tuesday
eveniriRs. CampbeU"s hall. Havelock.
President. R. O. Wagner. Havelock.
Secretary. E. B. Bilson, Havelock.
BUILDING TRADES SECTION.
BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL
WORKERS, No. 265 Meets every
Thursday evening, 1036 O street.
President. C. M. Anderson, 2028 Q.
Recording Secretary, G. B. Vennum,
1410 P. Financial Secretary, W. L.
Mayer. 2225 Q.
PLUMBERS AND GASF1TTERS, No.
88 Meets every Monday evening. Car
penters' hall. President, Ed English,
1933 V. Recording Secretary, George
Chlpman. S29 North Eleventh. Finan
cial Secretary. Charles Burns, 846
PAINTERS AND DECORATORS. No.
18 Meets every Thursday evening.
Carpenters' hall. President, Charles
Jennings. 1938 S. Recording Secretary.
Wm. Wilkinson. 21.00 N. Financial
Secretary, Perry Jennings, 1936 S.
CARPENTERS AND JOINERS, No.
1065 Meets every Tuesday evening.
Carpenters' hall, 130 North Tenth.
PresUlent. F. B. Naracong. 130 South
Twem y -eighth street Recording Sec
retary. C. H. Chase. 2005 North Thir
tieth. Financial Secretary. J. W. Dick
son. S17 West St. Paul street. University
BRICKLAYERS AND MASONS No. 2
Meets every Friday evening. Carpen
ters' hall. President. E. L. Simon. 2245
E. Recording Secretary. P. W. Smith,
R. F. D. 14. Financial Secretary, C. H.
Meyers. 320 North Eleventh.
BROTHERHOOD OP LOCOMOTIVE EN
GINEERS, Division No. 98 Meets sec
ond and fourth Sunday. Chief En
gineer. J. S. McCoy, 1203 U street.
First Assistant Engineer. F. IX Palmer,
T2S South Tenth street. Second Assist
ant Engineer, H. Wiggenjost, Court
BOILERMAKERS' BROTHERHOOD, No.
119 Meets second and fourth Friday
evenings. A. O. U. W. hall. 1007 O.
President. Charles .Peterson. 1402 Jack
son. Havelock. Secretary, Tom Duffy,
Indiana and Touialin avenues, Have
lock. MACHINISTS' ASSOCIATION, No. 898
.Meets nrst Tiday in Havelock. third
Friday at A. O. V. W. hall. Lincoln.
President. J. A. Malstead. Havelock.
Secretary. C. H. Lingle, S29 North Sev
enteenth, BROTHERHOOD OP RAILWAY CAR.
MEN Meets first and third Saturday
nvnins a. va u. v. nau. president,
H. T. Sexson. 1S31 North Twentv
fourth. Recording Secretary. C. E.
Cox. 2T29 W. Financial Secretary, O.
P. Ludwig. 1137 South Seventh.
BROTHERHOOD OP LOCOMOTIVE
FIREMEN AND ENGINEERS, No. 179
Meets second and fourth Sunday
Riiemwna, a. i. v. nan. Master.
H. Kurtx. S21 North Twelfth. Secre
tary. J. K. Robinson. 2971 Q.
BROTHERHOOD OP RAIL WAV TRAIN.
MEN, No. 170 Meets second and fourth
Miwiay afternoons. Bohanan s hall.
Master. J. D. Andrews. ITS O. Secre
tary, D. J. Cooper. 2126 South Ninth.
BROTHERHOOD OP SWITCHMEN. No.
t0 Meets first Sunday at S p. m.. sec
ond Sunday at 2 p. m.. Carpenters'
hall. President. IT. S. Swisher tit
Sumner. Recording Secretary. George
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-. - - v. r iiiuucuu secretary.
PRINTING TRADES SECTION.
ALLIED PRINTING TRADES COUN
CIL Meets third Wednesday evening
I 2ft rM, Kail . .4 .... 1 -
Locker. 12i9 South street. Secretary-
ireosuier, j. it. tsrooKS, TOO North
ill hi virwi. .
TYPOGRAPHICAL UNION, No. 209
r.rst Kunoay, 3 p. n tternity
". nwramt, J. K tstln. SOUtl
Thtrtiuih I? ...... ; O . . r .
Ringaman, 2201 Hoidrege. Financial
BOOKBINDERS BROTHERHOOD. IMn.
120 Meets third Monday evening. Car
penters' hall. President. C. C. Jerome.
...... --. ocvivuuj irawf'
urer. Fred Ress. 1201 B.
TEREOTYPERS AND ELECTRO
TYPERS. No. 62 Meets third Wednes
day evening. Carpenters' hall. Vrl
dent. A. E. Small. 2044 South Nine
teenth. Secretary-Treasurer, Sam
Askea, 22TS Dudley.
CAPITAL AUXILIARY. No. 11 Meets
second and fourth Friday afternoons at
rotoes of numbers. President. Mrs.
Fred W. MickeL 1945 South Sixteenth.
Secretary. Mrs. C. R. Righter. 2308
Duilley. Treasurer. Mrs. Charles Barn-
a rover, Starr.
PRESSMEN AND ASSISTANTS. No.
106 Meets first Wednesday. Caroenters'
hall. FTesldent. J. H. Brooks. 72S
North hJeventh. Recording Secretary,
F C. Werger. 1526 X. Financial Secre-
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WILL M. MAUPIN, EDITOR
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MR. GOMPERS' POSITION.
The attempt of the administration
organs to make it appear that Mr.
Gompers is trying to "deliver" the la
bor vote would be amusing were it
not so pitiable an evidence of poli
tical fear. Samuel Gompers has dem
onstrated his fitness as a leader and
his ability as a constructionist. He
has also demonstrated that he is pos
sessed of diplomatic ability of a high
order and a fund of common sense
that has kept'him out of a lot of pos
The fact of the matter is that Jlr.
Gompers has at no time promised to
deliver the labor vote" to Bryan and
Kern. Mr. Gompers knows full well
that he has but one vote he can de
liver, and that vote is his own. But
after viewing the situation thoroughly,
and having posted himself on current
political and industrial history, Mr.
Gompers has decided in his own mind
that the interests of organized labor
demand that organized labor support
Mr. Bryan, and having so decided in
his own mind he is frank to speak his
thoughts. His only promise of "de
livery" is that he will support Bryan
and Kern upon a platform that
breathes interest in the wage earners
and offers evidence of friendship, good
will and exact justice. Mr. Gompers
is too smart to pledge the labor vote
to any candidate. But being an
acknowledged leader in the labor
movement it is only natural that -he
should exert a wide influence and it
is this fact that drives the supporters
of "Injunction Bill" and "Jim the Ice
man" to misrepresent Mr. Gompers
and seek to prejudice his fellow union
ists against him.
These partisan organs quote some
so-called labor leaders as denying Mr.
Gompers right to tell them how to
vote something that Mr. Gompers
never claimed. But he is well within
his rights as a free American citizen
when he tells them how he thinks
they ought to vote if they would bene
The so-called labor leader is quoted
as saying that "democratic unionists
will vote the democratic ticket, and
republican unionists will vote the re
publican tickeL" If this assertion is
true organized labor ought to feel
thoroughly ashamed. The thorough
unionist is never a partisan in the
sense that he will stick to party when
partisanship runs counter to unionism
and to patriotism. The curse of or
ganized labor has been its subser
viency to partisanship, its willingness
to be used as a tool by unscrupulous
Mr. Gompers has led a movement to
put the American Federation of Labor
Into the political game not as parti
sans but as unionists. He has urged.
with some measure of success, that
union men lay aside partisan bias and
vote for the men who come nearest
to representing the hopes and aspira
tions of union men and women. He
went to the republican national con
vention and asked that men who work
for wage be put upon the same level
of justice as the men who toil not, nor
spin; upon the same level as the men
who pay wages. His answer was a
sneer and the result was a calm ignor
ing of the just demands of organized
labor. Then Mr. Gompers who is him
self a republican went to the demo
cratic national convention and asked
for the same thing. The democratic
convention gave heed to the petition
and gave organized labor the planks
it wanted, and which it was well with
in its rights in asking. Then, when
Mr. Gompers says he will cast aside
his partisanship and stand squarely by
those who have evidenced some re
gard for the toilers, a lot of papers
having political axes to grind shout
that "Gompers says he will deliver the
labor vote to Bryan."
Why shouldn't Gompers, and every
other union voter, support Bryan?
Bryan has been their friend. He has
fought their battles. He has made
the strongest pleas in their behalf. He
has appealed to the conscience of the
nation and aroused it to a realizing
sense that the men who produce are
entitled to a fuller share of the pro
duct of their toil. He has demnaded
equal justice between them and their
employers. He has demanded that they
be given an equal chance before the
courts of the land. His opponent be
longs to a party that refused labor a
hearing and laughed at its plea for
justice. He has jailed union men for
doing what they had a perfect right
as citizens to do. He stands for the
doctrine that "the courts can do no
wrong," and says that any man who
does not subscribe to this doctrine is
guilty of "contempt" and ought to be
jailed without even the semblance of
a trial. He is the preferred candidate
of every union hating employer in the
republic. As secretary of war he
furnished the American soldiers with
uniforms made of British khaki by
coolie labor. He inaugurated the evil
system of using the writ of injunction
in labor disputes, thus advancing the
theory of property right in labor an
idea as repugnant to commonsense
and common decency as the old and
exploded idea of the divine authority
for chattel slavery. v
Mr. Gompers, republican that he is,
sees these things clearly, and for that
reason he announces that he thinks
more of the welfare of his fellow toil
ers than he does of any political party
and will therefore oppose his party's
nominees and support the candidacy of
a man who has been labor's friend.
The labor leader who would indict or
ganized labor of being so silly, after
all these years of experience, as to
vote for party instead of for home and
wife and babies, either is trying to
hold the labor vote in line for a pri
vate consideration or is so ignorant
of conditions that he is unfit to repre
sent organized labor in any manner.
If, after carefully and thoughtfully
studying all the facts any union man
votes for Taft and the party which
snubbed organized labor, The Wage
worker will be content and will re
spect that union man's decision. But
for the union man, be he republican or
democrat, who blindly votes a par
tisan ticket without giving a thought
to the many facts concerned for that
union man The Wage worker has only
the utmost contempt.
All that Mr. Gompers has done is to
urge union men to vote intelligently,
and cease being the tools of designing
politicians. And by exercising his in
telligence Mr. Gompers has come to
see that organized labor has an oppor
tunity to advance its own interests
while helping a staunch friend by vot
ing for Wililam J. Bryan.
The Wageworker is quite willing to
support any good union man for office
that union men may select, but when
union men ask The Wageworker to
do this they ought to be willing to
help The Wageworker do it. It costs
something like $150 a month to run
this little sheet, and up to date the
union men who are making the loudest
holler for help are the men who are
giving the least support.
Mr. Van Cleave, president of the
National Manufacturers Association,
a rank union-hating organization, is
supporting Taft. Samuel Gompers,
president of the American Federation
of Labor, an organization of union
men and women, is supporting Bryan.
Under which flag, Mr. Union Man?
The state administration of Ne
braska is so mindful of organized la
bor's protests against the convict la
bor contract system that it is willing
to continue it if it can get a nickel
a day more per convicL
But "Sunny Jim" Is a warm enough
member to dissolve injunctions issued
by imitators of the head of "Sunny
The Standard Oil company's fine is
remitted. But the union man must
go to jail for contempt of such a
What organized labor needs to do
is to send its petitions to Washing
ton and send them in boots.
Men who thought with their
stomachs in 1896 are now thinking
with their heads.
The election of Bryan will not solve
the labor question, but it will hasten
If your union getting ready for La
bor Day? If not, why not?
Gompers, Mitchell and Morrison are
cited to answer for contempt of court
by exercising their rights as American
citizens. The fine of the oil trust
is "remitted a fine imposed for re
peated and flagrant violations of the
federal laws. Query : Is there money
enough in the world to purge thinking
men of the contempt they must feel
for courts that will act in this manner?
Mr. Fairbanks may be an "iceberg"
politically, and he is undoubtedly not
over-scrupulous in his financial un
dertakings as the records will show
but he is at least a true friend, a
good neighbor and a citizen of public
Spirit. And these things, like charity,
cover a multitude of sins.
It was"Judge Taft who fined and
jailed a lot of union bricklayers be
cause they decided that it was in
jurious to themselves to TJatronize a
firm that was antagonistic fo the best
interests of the bricklayers.
Our good friend "Doc" Bixby says
that democrats are a measley lot. Per
haps, but a majority of them are dem
ocrats from conviction, not because
they feel that they have to be in or
der to hold their jobs.
The Taft banner again swings across
O street, just as it has a perfect right
to swing. But we have to laugh every
time we think of the pinneadedness
of the republican leaders who swung
it in the first place.
The State Journal says organized la
bor should wait and hear from Mitch
ell. Well, now that Mitchell has
spoken, will the Journal advise organ
ized labor to follow his advice?
If the courts are not estopped from
exercising legislative functions, we
will very soon have a government by
a feueral judiciary appointed for life
and self perpetuating.
The Standard Oil trust escapes on
a bunch of technicalities. AH techni
calities are swept aside when a union
man is cited to appear for contempt
VanCleave, Parry and Post are sup
porting Taft. Gompers, Mitchell and
Morrison are supporting Bryan. Puz
zle what should union men do?
The idea of property right in the la
bor of others is purely a Taft idea.
Let's elect our own kind to act in
OUR LABOR EXCHANGES.
What Other Labor Editors Are Saying
on Current Questions.
Only One Reason.
No man need be ashamed because
he is a unionist unless it is because
he is not as good a unionist as he
should be. Springfield, Mo., Trades
man. Workingmen, Get Off!
For president, Wililam Howard Taft,
"the father of the injunction." For
vice-president, James Schoolcraft
Sherman, "ice trust magnate." Plat
form: Workingmen, get off. West
A Touching Document.
Mr. Taft's supporters should offer
as a campaign document a picture of
the Cincinnati jail that housed the lo
comotive engineer he sentenced to
imprisonment for daring to assert his
right to refuse to injure his fellow
workers. Western Laborer.
The Busters Won.
Van Cleve's organization repre
sented a membership of 3,000; Gomp
ers' organization represented a mem
bersbip of about 2,000,000. But Van
Cleve with his little bunch of union
haters won the fight against Gompers
and the 2,000,000 members. Spring
A vote for Taft and those congress
men who have opposed the reforms
labor has asked for is an endorsement
of their attitude. Are you satisfied
with what they have done for labor?
If not, -why vote for them? Detroit
The injunction plank in the Denver
platform was made of different tim
ber than the one which was hewed
out at Chicago. Kansas City Labor
THE REASON WHY.
Three million wage-earners in this
country have been greatly benefited
by trades unions. The hodcarrier and
the teamster, because of the union,
have been able to raise wages to $3
a day, while office workers requiring
skill and training have been com
pelled to work for very much less.
Why? Largely because the book
keepers and office men have not been
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