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LABOR UNION DIRECTORY.
Fallowing ta a directory of the Trades
and Labor Unions of Lincoln and vicinity.
TLccal secretaries ara respectfully asked
to report any changes or corrections
herein, to the end that an accurate and
convenient directory he maintained.
CENTRAL LABOR UNION Meets sec
end and fourth Tuesday evenings.
Rruse'a hall. President. O. M. Rudy.
1S O. Secretary. F. A. Kates. loeo K.
Treasurer T. W. Evans. 128 South
LABOR TsMPLE DIRECTORY Meets
every Monday evening, 127 North
Twelfth street. President. J. W. Dick
son. University Place. Secretary. Fred
In ringer. Sixteenth and U streets, Lincoln.
MUSICIANS PROTECTIVE UNION. No.
4C3 Meets first and third Sunday morn
ings. Eruse's Hall. President. Wm.
Pinney. 12i South Sixteenth. Record
ing Secretary. W. C Norton. 15S3 North
Twentv-firth. Financial Secretary. N.
A. OUs. 3234 Q.
JOURNEYMEN BARBERS. No.
Meets first ancl third Wednesday even
ing. Rohana""s hall. President. R. L.
McBrlrie. 1J Q. Recording Secretary.
Rov Ward. 1210 O. Financial Secre
tary. Roy Swinker. 1010 O.
BARTENDERS LEAGUE. No. 399
Meets hird Sunday. 10 a. m.. Csrpen
terr' halL President, William Brandt.
1225 R. Recording Secretary, Henry
Khlera. Financial Secretary. H. E.
bundean, 1S44 P.
LEATrfERWORKERS ON HORSE
GOODS. No. 29 Meets first and third
Tuesdays. Prose's hall. President
Fred Lewis. Sl South Sixteenth. Seo-retsry-Treasurer,
Peter Smith, 228
CIGAR MAKERS. No. 14S Meets every
Mon.1-y evening. 103 O. President.
T. W. Evans. 12S South Eleventh.
Secretary, John Sterner, 122 South
BOILERMAKERS BROTHERHOOD. No.
497 Meets second and fourth Wednes
day evenings. Carpenters' hnll. Presi
dent. J. C Orant. Ninth and U streets.
irSecording Secretary. P. S. Sherman.
422 P street. Financial Secretary, J.
BLACKSMITHS AND HELPERS. No.
163 Meets first and third Tuesday
evenlngs. Ompoell s hall. Haveloc.
President. R. O. Wagner. Havelock.
Secretary. E. B. Bilson. Havelock.
BUILDING TRADES SECTION.
WILL M. MAUPLN. EDITOR
Published Weekly at 137 No. 14th
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Entered as second-class matter April
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Neb, under the Act of Congress oi
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jl man who advertises in it
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and insurance agents, and representa
tives of the grocers' association, and
hired hands of the various trusts but
there will not be one solitary man
who comes from the ranks of the
wage-earners whose organizaons are
being outlawed by the courts and
hamstrung by injunctions. There will
not be a single legislator to stand up
and make a fight. or, legislation that
means something to the wage-earners.
There will not be a single member
to oppose the emasculation of the
child labor law, to demand the abro
gation ot the infamous prison contract
labor system, to fight the garnishee
law which makes the state a collec
tion, agency for merchants who are
unwilling to stand the consequences
of their own foolish competition for
And this is all due to the fact that
union men have not yet demon
strated that, they take an interest in
their own affairs.
It is all very humiliating but it
was not unexpected.
BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL
WORKERS. No. 265 Meets every
Thursday evening. 1036 O street.
President. C M. Anderson. 2028 Q.
Recording Secretary. O. E. Vennum.
P. Financial Secretary, W. L
Mayer. 222S 4.
PLUMBERS AND GASFITTERS, No.
a Meets every Monday evening. Car-r-enters"
halL President. Ed English.
1J IT. Recording Secretary, George
Chtpman. S29 North Eleventh. Finan
cial Secretary. Charles Burns, S4
PAINTERS AND DECORATORS. No.
IS Meets every Thursday evening.
Carpenters' hall. President. Charles
Jennings. 1SSS S. Recording Secretary.
Wm. Wilkinson. 2100 N. Financial
Secretary, Perry Jennings. 1934 S.
OUR TICKET TO DATE.
WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN
JOHN WORTH KERN
For Representative, Lancaster
WILLIAM C. NORTON
CARPENTERS AND JOINERS. No.
lOSS Meets every Tuesday evening.
Carpenters halL ISO North Tenth.
President. F. B. Naracong. ISO South
Twenty-eighth street. Recording Sec
retary. C. H. Chase. S0i North Thir
tieth. Financial Secretary. J. W. Dick
son. 317 West St. Paul street. University
BRICKLAYERS AND MASONS No. 2
Meets every Friday evening. Carpen
ters" hall. President. K L. Simon. 2245
K. Recording Secretary. P. W. Smith.
R. F. IX 14. Financial Secretary, C H.
Meyers. 324 North Eleventh.
BROTHERHOOD OF LOCOMOTIVE EN
GINEERS. Division No. 9S Meets sec
ant! and rourth Sunday. Chief En
gineer. J. S. McCoy. 1203 U street.
First Assistant Engineer. F. TO. Palmer.
s25 South Tenth street. Second Assist
ant Engineer. H. Wlggenjost. Court
BOILERMAKERS' BROTHERHOOD. No.
119 Meets second and. fourth Friday
evenings. A. O. IT. W. hall. 1007 O.
r-reautenr, cnanes reterson. 1402 Jack
son. Havelock. Secretary. Tom Duffy.
Indiana and Tousalin avenues. Ha Ve-
MACHINISTS' ASSOCIATION. No. 698
.Meets nrsi may in riavelock. third
Friday at A. O. V. W. hail, Lincoln.
President. J. A. Malstead. Havelock.
iecrerary. t. ti, ungle. S2 North Sev
BROTHERHOOD OF RAILWAY CAR
MEN Meets first and third Saturday
. tii a. . i. w. nail, president.
n. i. exson. ihi Nortn Twenty
fourth. tiecordlng Secretary. C E.
Cox. 2729 W. Financial Secretary. O
1 1 ...1 t , t . o . w J'
- . wa alum seteoui.
BROTHERHOOD OF LOCOMOTIVE
FIREMEN AND ENGINEERS, No. 179
Meets second and fourth Sunday
. i . nan. Aiaster.
n. Mini, szi .-sortn -rweirtri. Secre
tary. J. K. Robinson. 2971 Q.
BROTHERHOOD OF RAILWAY TRAIN
MEN. No. 170 Meets second and fourth
Sunday afternoons. Bohanan's halL
Master. J. r. Andrews. 17S O. Secre
tary. i. j. cooper. south Ninth.
BROTHERHOOD OF SWITCHMEN. No.
120 Mcels Hrst Sunday at S o. in., sec-
nt oumiav ac a p. m.. Carpenters
halL President. lT. S. Swisher. ?7:
Sxmner. Recording Secretary. George
vy. tvnox. nnanciai secretary,
PRINTING TRADES SECTION.
A. LIED PRINTING TRADES COUN-
.Meets tnmi Wedneslay evenine.
t.-arpertters- hall. President. O. E.
I tcKr. I2J3 South street. Secretarv
Ttmwi". J. II. Brooks. 700 North
.M iin street.
TTPOCRPMICAL UNION. No. 209
M-ts first Sundav. s p. n.. Fraternity
jvt.i. i-resjoent. J. K. rtjiia. 120 South
i liirtietn. rtrcnruing 5ecreiarv H. V
Kinmiinan. 221 H.V.Irvve. Financial
wiviary, c. m. iioboard. 15; J Wash
DUUMJiWOtRS- BROTHERHOOD. No.
iw Sleets third Monday evening. Car-
pen-e-s nan. -resident. C. C- Jerome.
fttun Miiwniii. ecretary-TreaS'
STEREOTYPERS AND ELECTRO
TYPERS. No. 6J Meets third Wednes
aay evening, carpenters hail. Presi
dent. A. E. Sntall. 2V-44 South Nine
teenth. Secretary-Treasurer, Sam
Asaen. :zs Dudley.
CAPITAL AUXILIARY. No. 11 Meets
secona ana rourtn torfday artemoons at
homes of members. President, Mrs.
e. rt. nefttwro. ii.r Washington.
Secretary. Mrs. C B. Risrhter. 230S
iHMiiey. Treasurer. Mrs. Charles Barn
grover. 1421 Norm Twenty-sixth.
PRESSMEN AND ASSISTANTS, No.
10S Mels first Wednesday. Carpenters'
halL President, J. H. Brooks, 72S
North Eleventh. Recording Secretary.
K. C Werger. 1326 N. Financial Secre
tary, w. u. King. 2030 M.
THE HUMILIATION OF IT.
The Wageworker cheerfully con
fesses that it is not very sadly dis
appointed over the outcome of the
primaries. Having had some experi
ence in the union labor movement the
editor of this humble little paper
never was very sanguine that the
union men of this community would
stand by one of their own number
who was a candidate for office. There
was everv reason why every trades
unionists in Lancaster county who
votes the republican ticket should
have given J. W. Dickson hearty and
unwavering support. There is abso
lutely no reason why they failed to
Yet, Dickson, a staunch republican
and a union man from the crown of
his head to the soles of his feet.
polled less than 400 votes and there
are easily 1,200 republican union men
in the county.
Can any one explain it?
That is, can anyone give any logical
explanation that will stand the test?
One reason why Dickson failed to
wm is that workingmen seem to be
insanely jealous of one another, and
when one of them happens to come
out for office his fellow workers buck
Another reason is that workingmen
are almighty quick to impute ulterior
motives to their fellow workers who
try to do something worth while iu
the cause of organized labor. Let
some union man try to start some
thing calculated to advance the cause
of unionism, and immeditaely a lot
of his fellow unionists win begin to
shout "graft" and "grafter" after him.
Another reason is that workingmen
have so long been the playthings of
the shrewd and selfish political
bosses that they seem to have come
to the point of being proud of it, and
proud of being nsed as pawns in a
Another reason is that workingmen
have no time to think when work
is good and wages approximately sat
isfactory. They are so busy while
they work, and so intent on having
good time when off duty that they
have no time to think, of the future.
It is only when they are out of work
and hungry- that their mental appara
tus gets into working order. Just call
a mass meeting of workingmen today
for the purpose of discussing the sit
uation and you wouldn't get enough
to answer to provide a chairman and
a secretary. But Just as soon as hard
times come, and there is no work in
sishl, and the flour bin and coal box
empty then the mere hint of a mass
meeting to consider industrial condi
tions would result in overflowing the
largest hall in the city.
This Is God's truth, fellow unionists,
and you know it distasteful as the
truth may sound. The editor of this
paper has been through the mill, and
he knows what he knows by virtue of
having gone through the bitter school
There will not be a single crafts
man in the next legislature not a
single member with a union working
card. There will be plenty of lawyers.
A FARCIAL SYSTEM.
If the primary law, as exemplified
last Tuesday, is a sample of what is
best in the way of primaries, then in
heaven's name let us abolish it and
return to the old convention system.
Of all the rip-roaring farces perpetra
ted in the sacred name of "reform,'
the primary law as it operates in this
section of the moral vinyard Is easily
the chief. Instead of giving the indi
vidual voter a chance to express bis
free choice it binds him down to a se
lection from a list of names which
may include only chronic officesekers.
The secrecy of the ballot is abolished
by reason of the infamous "party af
filiation" declaration required before
the primary voter can get a ballot.
! and then he is restricted to voting for
the candidates on that ticket or else
prevented altoegther from expressing
denied a vote at the primaries be
cause they had registered as "prohibi
tionists" last spring. Others were de
nied a ballot because they had experi
enced a political change of heart dur
ing the last year.
Political workers in the name of
"reform" and "God " and home and
native land" violated the law by open
ly and pestiferously lobbying and elec
tioneering at the very voting booths.
Altogether, the primary system showed
up in a ridiculous light when compared
to the great promises made for it by
its advocates. The Wageworker has
always favored the primary system,
and does yet. But it want no more
of the present primary law.
The first thing the legislature should
do is to repeal that section of the elec
tion laws which demands that a voter
shall express a party preference when
voting. That it merely a plan to per
petrate "machine' politics. Then the
primary law should be so amended as
to provide for an open primary, so
that a decent, self-respecting, honest
voter can vote for the men of his
to hand a lemon to a man who has stu
diously refused to give heed to the
reasonable demands of organized la
bor. Every union man in the Fourth
congressional district ought to take
particular pleasure in beating Con
gressman Hinshaw for re-nomination
Judge Taft and Judge Ricks decided
that rai'road employes had no right
to quit their employment, and at the
same time decided that the railroad
managers had a right to discharge yon
whenever they saw fit to do so. If
you do not believe it, read what Frank
P. Sargent, then grand chief of the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen,
had to say about it in the May, 1893,
issue of the North American Review.
Yon will find it in the city library.
Judge Taft issued an order com
pelling brotherhood engineers and
firemen , to do the very things that
their organizations rules prohibited
nera from doing, and he made them
use their own organization machinery
to get his order before the membership.
The only republican legislative can
didate who works for day's wages was
studiously ignored and turned down
by an organization that loves to talk
about its deep interest in the welfare
of the laboring man. Funny, isn't it?
It was William H. Taft who usurped
the functions of Grand Chief Arthur
ar.d compelled him to nse the ma
chinery of the Brotherhood of Loco
motive Engineers to defeat the pnr
I ose of the organization. If yon
don't believe it, read the order he
compelled Chief Arthur to issue oa
March 17. 1893.
Tenticn of any live iateraatiooal caioa
would be better than a half-do
state political eoaventioas.
Hinshaw is reaominared. and
another enemy of organized labor
John W. Kirby, director of the Na
tional Association of Manufacturers
says: "The president of the American
Federation of Labor has been insist
ing for ten years or more that con
gress pass a law that wm give or
ganized labor immunity from the writ
of injunction." John W. Kirby is either
a congenital ignoramus or a malignant
Of course a mere mechanic has no
business seeking legislative honors
when the honor is to be handed oat
by clergymen, lawyers, physicians
and insurance agents.
This is the season of the year when
a lot of men don't give a tinker's dam
for the unions, break their necks to
get the union label on their campaign
cards. Vote for the man who has
Hundreds of citizens were , unionism in his heart.
The politicians don't care a rap
how solidly you vote on Labor Day
just so long as tbey can keep you
at each other's throats on election
day. Win we ever get wise?
This is the year of all years to
convince the machine politicians that
the "labor vote" is not a political
There are a great many union men
in Fairbury, Beatrice and Wymore,
and they have an elegant oportunity
Jimmie VanCleave didn't have nerve
enongh to come back at Bryan on the
union question, so he sidestepped.
VanCleave ought to take something
for enlargement of the caput.
Don't imagine for a minute that the
Labor Temple project is cither dead
or sleeping. There is something big
being cooked up.
J. W. Dickson and W. C. Norton
have reason to be prond. The onion
men who refused or neglected to vote
for the have every reason to be
Well, we're in the habit of marching
together on Labor Day, anyhow. Per
haps well learn in time to vote together.
September Mcetina Ts
Have Muck to Consider.
Lincoln Typographical Cnioa Xu
209 will meet at Fraternity Hall to
morrow afternoon, and there k n iaC
of important bwinena to consider. Del
egate Lyman win make a report of the
Boston convention, and the Labor Day
announcementa win be made, in ad
dition there win be n lot of financial
matters to consider.
Several important committees are
expected to report at the meeting and
In graham has n thing or twe Bp kin
sleeve that win demand immediate at
tention. Taken all in ail the Septa nv
ber meeting will be one of the most
important held in many s ions monta.
The entire membership ought im
Mr. J. E. Edgerton, proprietor of the
Dairyman Pabiiahiag Col. and Xiaa
Harriett Lacil. daughter of Mr. rod
Mrs. A. H. Hatton. were married at
the borne of the bride's pnrentn na
Tmesday, September I. Mr. and Mm.
Edgerton left immediately for the
northwest, where they win spend twe
or three weeks in the aaonatafss. Mr.
Edgerton has been aanoeiated wttn The
Wageworker a bnsfness manager for
Dairyman and condncts
apwards of a year, and in addition pnb
Bshes the Dairyman and condncts n
large job office. To him and fcis bride
the editor ot this Bttie paper offers
his congratulations and best wishes.
How foolish of ns to display our
strength on Labor Day and advertise
our weakness on Election Day.
Just as soon as Lincoln gets that
Labor Temple it will be in a position
to rapture some of the big interna
tional union conventions. And a con-
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wornes of toil and the children wl
it is oar arm to rear to a sign con
ception of patriotism, so that they
may la their turn perform their daty
and hand along the repabiie of Wash
ington, Jetreraon and Liaroin nnsal
Ited and anim paired to the generations
yet tc come.
All bail Labor Day. The fn-
tnre is oars Samael Goarpers, ta
The Trades Unions of Lancaster county will celebrate labor's great
holiday , with a Grand ; Parade and Picnic
Monday, September 7, 1908
The" parade will be headed by a band composed of union musicians, and
union bands will be stationed in different sections of the line. The afternoon
and evening will be spent at
with picnic supper, balloon ascension, fireworks, water sports, land contests
and dancing. There will be tub races, barrel rolling, swiming and diving
matches and boat races on the water. Foot races, potato races, sack races,
jumping contests, tugs-o'-war and boxing contests on land. A fine prize fist
is being prepared. Only union men and women eligable.
Dancing in Air Dome
The air dome is being put in elegant shape for dancing,
and orchestra afternoon and evening.
Labor s Greatest Holiday
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