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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (Sept. 5, 1908)
Under 'Which Flag, Mr. .Union Man?
J. W. Van Cleave Says:
"The injunction's purpose is to head off injury for which, if
allowed to be committed, the victim can secure no adequate rem
edy by the courts. It is die promptness, the certaintly, and the justice
of the punishment in contempt cases which renders the injunction so
effective in preventing attacks on property and life. Jury trial would
bring delay and uncertainty. Thus it would give a license to vio
lence, nxHild make industry and property insecure, would increase
the number and the destructiveness of labor contests, and xoould assail
legitimate trade of all sorts.
"It U the duty of American business men, regardless of their
party, to bury Bryan and Bryanism under such an avalanche of
votes in 1908 that the work will not have to be done over again in
1912, or ever." Statement by J. W. Van Cleave, President National
Association of Manufacturers, and President of the Buck Stove Co
What Samuel Gompcrs Says:
"I am very well satisfied with the democratic platform as promul
gated at the Denver convention, and I will do everything to support
these declarations, and of course that means we will work for the elec
tion of the men who stand for our principles.
"I have never expected defeat in any undertaking, never hoped for
defeat, and never have given up fighting for an idea or principle that I
firmly believed to be right and just. I will always be found fighting
for what I believe is right, no matter what the temporary results may
be. I believe that in this fight we now have on hand, that we will win;
and I shall work for Mr. Bryan's election and for the ratification of the
principles that we have advocated as officers and as an organization.
. Statement by Samuel Gompers, President American Federation of
Labor, and now charged with contempt of court at the instigation of
J. W. Van Cleave.
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Burlington Routo Gigar Factory
205 North Ninth Street, LINCOLN. NEB.
HOW TO FIGHT BOOZE.
Prohibitionists Ignore Real Cause of
Men Giving Way to Drink.
The agitation all over the country
tending to prohiibt the sale of in
toxicating liquors is capturing many
communities for the "drys." Aside
from the remedy of removing the
temptation to drink to excess by re
moving the drink, let us for a while
consider the cause of excessive drink
ing of alcoholic spirits, and if we
agree upon the causes their removal
may bring about permanently that de
cree of temperance in the use of
alcoholics so much to be desired.
It is an accepted truism that one's
material condition has a great bearing
on one's moral state. Low wages,
long workdays at monotonous toil,
hard bodily labor under the eyes of
a boss, have a depressing effect upon
the mind and ambition of the man
thus situated. His absolute depend
ence upon the whim of the overseer
for the bare living of himself and his
family hears heavily upon him. He
Boot and Shoe Workers Union stamp.
There are over 1,000 hands employed
in the factory, and this is the first
time an agreement has been entered
into between the union and the company.
LEST WE FORGET.
Railway Protective Association Failed
to Consider One Fact.
While practically every paper in
the state was condemning the rail
road employes for organizing the "pro
tective association," and charging
them with being the Cools of the rail
road managers. The Wageworker
spoke up and insisted that the men
had a right to organize to protect
themselves and their families, and re
sented the charge that they were being
"used" by the railroad managers. All
that The Wageworker " got out of it
was the supreme satisfaction of having
spoken its mind on the question.
Now it wants to speak some more.
There are four of the exeat railway
organizations the Brotherhood of Lo-
sees in the future no gleam of hope j . Engineers, the Brotherhood
We have Money to Loan
on Chattel. Plenty of it,
too. Utmost secrecy.
KELLY & NORR1S
Uo So. llth St.
LiriCOUl SKIRT CO.
ETHEL E. ANDERSON. Proprietor.
ExctasiTa Retailers. Manufacturers of
HigMnde, Mads-to-Heasare Petticoats
1233 N Street
Jlouc.hn4 and worn with ceaaetesa toll
No rrfumed grace, no dainty skill had
TJy earned for whiter hands a Jeweled
And kept the scars unlovely far their
patient and slow, they had the will to
The whole world's burdens, but no
power to seiso
Xue nyinx Joys of lire, tha alfts that
The avid and cents that others find so
. ear hands, where, bridal Jewel never
Whereon no lover's kiss was ever pressed.
Crossed In unwonted quiet on the breast.
1 see. through tears, your Elory newly
The gulden circlet of life's work well
Set with the shining pearl of "perfect rest.
Susan Marr Spauldine;.
Glass Ey for a Lion.
The lion Nero, which was injured in
a fight with another lion at Earl's
Court exhibition, at London, England,
has had to have one eye removed. He
was visited by a Specialist, and ef
forts were made to provide him with
NEW YORK THE BEST THEATRICAL CITY.
"A Paris Journalist," says the Ber
liner Tageblatt, "now that the dull
season has set It, has devoted his en
ergies toward perfecting statistics to
show where the theater Is most popu
lar. His figures show that which Is
no surprise the land ot unbounded
possibilities come first. In New York,
the American metropolis, the theaters
have a seating capacity of 123.795.
-Then comes London, with 120,950. and
Paris take third place, with. 13,321.
The statistician never gave Berlin a
thought, it would seem, believing that
Berlin la an unimportant theater
Why Say Anything T
Bacon Do you think it's proper for
a man to say things behind his wife's
Egbert Well, if he's trying to but
ton her dress, how can "be help It?
that his lot in life will be better;
nothing before his vision but a weary
repetition, day by day, of grinding
labor for beggarly wages. He sees
his children in their tender years take
up the toil, deprived of the schooling
through which he had hoped to make
their lives happier than his had been,
and his wife, weary, and haggard.
stumbles along with him in a home
environment of squalor and poverty.
Who knows to what extent the
bleak weariness of this man's life
plunges him into dejection and
prompts him to seek the temporary
cheer of alcoholic stimulants? Who
knows how long and how hard he has
resisted the temptation to succumb
at last in utter hopelessness to the
beverage which helps him to forget?
It does not answer the question to
say that this man could least afford
to spend any part of his small wages
upon drink. He is not a philosopher,
but few men are when the case is
brought home to themselves. He has
struggled against the odds until he
has lost that one quality which keeps
all men from despondency, hope, when
he loses the rudder of ambition and
drifts upon the sea of periodic drunk
enness. As long as there is a stimu
lating drug made this man will find it.
The chief causes of the excessive
drinking of alcoholic stimulants
among the masses are low wages and
long workdays. As the environment
of the home is made wholesome and
happy through the material prosperity
of the husband and father receiving
fair wages for an eight-hour workday,
so to a corresponding degree will
morality and temperance pervade the
The material condition of the people
is the basis upon which their moral
condition must rest.
It is the function of organized labor
to better the material condition of the
people, by raising wages, shortening
the workday, abolishing child labor
and the sweatshop; and it seeks the
co-cperation of every preacher and
advocate of temperance, to the end
that the causes which make drunkards
of men shall be permanently removed.
The progress or the trade union
movement will mark the coming of
temperance among the working peo
ple in the use of the intoxicants.
Without the aid of organized labor
the work of the prohibitionists will
be of no permanent avail. Shoe
of Locomotive Firemen and Engineers,
the Brotherhood of Railway Conduc
tors, and the Brotherhood of Railway
Trainmen. None of these four affiliates
with the American Federation of La
bor. They do not even affiliate to any
extent with themselves. The "flock
apart" about as regularly as any
four bodies of organized men can. Just
how they expected that they could
cut any amount of "political ice" with
out outside assistance is a mystery.
And how they could expect the help
and support of other organized bodies
whom they have ignored for so long
is an even greater mystery- Having
preferred to "go it alone" all these
years they certainly did not expect the
organized men in other trades to rend
their nether garments in helping the
railroad men out. If they did, they
know more now than they did a week
About the first think these railroad
brotherhoods should do is to affiliate
a little better with one another. Then
they ought to affiliate with their fellow
workers in other lines of toil.
All of which may not meet with the
approbation of the gentlemen who con
duct the affairs of the railroad brother
hoods but which is a concrete fact,
just the same.
UNION SHOE WORKERS WIN.
The Commonwealth Shoe and Leatb
er Company, of Whitman, Mass., has
signed a contract for the use of the
By Insisting Upon Pur
chasing Union Stamp Shoes
You help better shoemafting
conditions. You get better
shoes for the moneq. Yju
help your otcn Labor Proposition. You abolish
DO NOT BE MISLED
Bu Retailers tcho sau: "This shoe does not bear
the stamp, but it is made under Union Conditions.", &
TUT S3 TC PIT CD T Zn ,!.. zu 3?
llilO IO riXLl&Li. U 13 UUIVJU IUaU9 Ik
bears the Union Stamp. .
BOOT AND SHOE WORKERS UNION
246 Sumner St, Boston, Mass:
b John F. Tobin, Pres. Chas. L. Baine, Sec-Treas.
DEMAND The UNION LABEL
First September Meeting Will Be Held
The Musicians' Protective Union
will meet at B ruse's hall tomorrow
(Sunday) morning at 11 o'clock and a
large attendance is noped tor, owing
to the importance of the business to be
transacted. Some matters concerning
Labor Day will be brought up, and it
will be important. Some other mat
ters affecting local conditions will also
The Musicians have not. been repre
sented at the meetings of the central
body for some time, and other trades
are wanting information concerning a
few things. Is the Elite still on the
unfair list? Some of th-3 union men
want to know, because union men are
seen going there and some of them
are union musicians too.
Business is pretty good, especially in
the amusement lines. The orchestra
season will open in a few weeks, and
then the "string" men will have an in
A monorail wheelbarrow has been
invented which will travel on railway
rails, and is Intended to be used in
rarda where there are many tracks.
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