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LABOR UNION DIRECTORY.
Follow ins I' a directory of the Trades
and Labor Virions of Lincoln and vicinity.
Lccal secretaries arc respectfully asked
to report any changes or corrections
herein, to the end that an accurate and
convenient directory bo maintained.
CENTRAL LABOR UNION Meets sec
ond and fourth Tuesday evenlnira.
Pruae's halt President. O. M. Rudy.
1S G. Secretanr. F. A. Kates. 120 K.
Treasurer T. W. Evans. US South
LABOR TeMPLE DIRECTORY Meets
everv Monday evening. 127 North
' Twelfth street. President. J. W. IMck
vm. l-nivenoity Place. Secretary. Fred
Ihtincer. Sixteenth and D streets. Lincoln.
WILL M. MAVPIN. EDITOR
MUSICIANS PROTECTIVE UNION. No.
463 Meets first and third Sunday mora
ines. Bnise's Hall. President. Wm.
Plnnev. 125 South Sixteenth. Record
inn Secretary. W. C Norton. 13S3 North
Twenty-fifth. Financial Secretary. N.
A. Otis. 2iS4 Q-
JnDRNIVMEN BARBERS. No.
Meets first and third Wednesday even
Inir. Rohan"s hall. President. R. L
MeBri.le. 1S4S Q. Recordinit Secretary.
R.w Ward. lil O. Financial Secre
tary. Roy Swinker. 1014 O.
BARTENDERS' LEAGUE. No. 399
Meets Uiird Sunday. 1 a. m.. Carpen
terr halt President. William Brandt.
IJiS R. Recortlinc Secretary. Henry
Khlers. Financial Secretary. H. E.
b'undean. 1S44 P.
LEATHERWORKERS ON HORSE
GOODS. No. Meets first and third
TuesJavs. Pruse's hall. President.
Ftvd Lewis. II South Sixteenth. Secretary-Treasurer.
Peter Smith. 226
CIGARMAKERS. No. 143 Meets every
MoruHy evenin. 10M O. President.
T. W. Evans. ti South Eleventh.
Secretary. John Stelner. 122 South
BOILERMAKERS' BROTHERHOOD. No.
487 Meets second and fourth Wednes
tav evenings. Carpenters' hall. Presi
dent. J. O. Orant. Ninth and V streets.
Recordinir Secretary. P. S. Sherman.
422 P street. Financial Secretary. J.
BLACKSMITHS AND HELPERS. No.
Meets first and third Tuesday
vMtinn. CsmDhell s hall. HavelocfC.
President. R. O. Wairner. Havelock.
Secretary, E. B. Bitsotu Havelock.
Published Weekly at 137 No. 14th
St, Lincoln, Neb. One Dollar a Year.
Entered as second-class matter April
Jl. 1904. at the postofflce at Lincoln,
Neb, under the Act of Congress oi
March 3rd. 1S79.
"Printers' Ink," the recog
nized authority on advertis
ing, after a thorough investi
gation on this subject, says:
"A labor paper Is a far bet
ter advertising medium than
an ordinary newspaper In
comparison with circulation.
A labor paper, for example,
having 2,000 subscribers is of
more value to the business
man who advertises in it
th an ordinary paper with
BUILDING TRADES SECTION.
BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL
WORKERS. No. 2CS Meets every
Thursday evening", 103 O street.
PresidenL C M. Anderson. 22 Q.
Reconiirur Secretary. C E. Vennum,
14t P. Financial Secretary. W. L.
Mayer. 222S SL.
PLUMBERS AND GASFITTERS. No.
SS Meets every Monday eveninic. Car
penters halL PresidenL Ed English.
IsM V. Recordinic Secretary. George
Chipinan. 32S North Eleventh. Finan
cial Secretary. Charles Burns. S46
PAINTERS AND DECORATORS. No.
IS Meets everv Thursday evening.
Carpenters halL PresidenL Charles
Jennincs. 138 S. Recording Secretary.
Wm. Wilkinson. 2100 N. Financial
Secretary. Perry Jennings. 1936 S.
CARPENTERS AND JOINERS. No.
10S8 Meets every Tuesday evening.
Carpenters' halL ISO. North Tenth.
PridenL F. B. Naracong. 130 South
Twenty-eighth street. Recording Sec
retary. C. H. Chase. 20oi North Thir
tieth. Financial Secretary. J. W. Pick
son. 317 West St. Paul slreeL University
OUR TICKET TO DATE.
WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN
JOHN WORTH KERN
For Representative. Lancaster
WILLIAM C NORTON .
BRICKLAYERS AND MASONS No. 2
Meets every Friday evening. Carpen
ters' hall. President. E. Simon. 2243
R. Recording Secretary. P. W. Smith.
R. F. IX 14. Financial Secretary, C. H.
Meyers, 320 North Eleventh. .
BROTHERHOOD OF LOCOMOTIVE EN
GINEERS. Division No. 98 Meets sec
ond and fourth Sunday. Chief En
gineer. J. S. McCoy. 12S U street.
First Assistant Engineer. F. D. Palmer.
725 Smith Tenth street. Second Assist
ant Engineer, 11. Wiggenjost, Court
BOILERMAKERS' BROTHERHOOD. No.
11 Meets second and fourth Friday
evenings. A. O. I. W. halt 1007 O.
President. Charles Peterson. 1402 Jack
son. Havelock. Secretary. Tom Puffy.
Indiana, and Tousalin avenues. Havelock.
MACHINISTS' ASSOCIATION. No. OS-
Meets first Friday in Havelock. third
Friday at A. O. I". W. hall. Lincoln.
PresidenL J. A. Malstead. Havelock.
Secretary. C. II. Lingle. North Sev
BROTHERHOOD OF RAILWAY CAR
MEN Meets first and third Saturday
vwiings. a. .. i. . naiu mresidenL
n. I . ssrxson.- 1SS1 North Twentv
fourth. Recording Secretarv. C. E.
fox. 2T2S W. Financial Secretary. G.
P. Ludwig. 1137 South Seventh.
BROTHERHOOD OF LOCOMOTIVE
FIREMEN AND ENGINEERS. No. 179
Meets second and fourth Sunday
aiternoons, A. it. I . w. ball. Master.
if. Kurts. S21 North Twelfth. Secre
tary, j. k. Kobutsou. r;i j.
BROTHERHOOD OF RAILWAY TRAIN
MEN. No. 170 Meets second and fourth
Sunday afternoons. Bohanan's hall.
Master. J. n. Andrews. 173S O. Secre
tary, u. j. oooper. 212 South Ninth.
BROTHERHOOD OF SWITCHMEN, No.
1J0 Meets tirst SuiJ.iv at S tx m aoe-
otid Sunday at 2 p. m.. Carpenters'
halL President t. S. Swisher. 2747
Sumner. Recording Secretarv. George
Ray. 120S Knox. Financial Secretary.
J. Johnson. 2313 D.
PRINTING TRADES SECTION.
ALLIED PRINTING TRADES COUN
CIL Meets third Wednesday evening.
rpenters' hall. President. G. E.
, l-ocker. 1205 South street. Secretarv
Treasuter. J. H. Brooks. 700 North
. vPOGRAPHICAL UNION. No. 209
Meets first Sunday, 2 p. m.. Fraternity
nnii. r iTsiuf nu j. tv. team, lry ssoutn
Thirtieth. Recording Secretarv. H. W.
Bingaman. 22l lioldrege. Financial
Secretary. F. 11- Hebbard. 1527 Wash-
120 Meets third Monday evening. Car
penters ball. President. C. C Jerome,
auutn sixieentn. secretary-Treas
urer. Fred Ress. 1201 B.
TEREOTYPERS AND ELECTRO.
TYPERS. No. 42 Meets third Wednes
day evening. Carpenters hall. Presi
dent. A. E. Small. 2044 South Nine
teenth. Secretary-Treasurer, Sam
Asaen, X2.9 Dudley.
CAPITAL AUXILIARY. No. 11 Meats
second and fourth Friday afternoons at
homes of members. PresidenL Mrs.
F. II. Hebbard. 1527 Washington,
Secretary. Mrs. C B. Right er. 2308
Intdley. Treasurer. Mrs. Charles Barn-
grover, 1421 North Twenty-sixth.
PRESSMEN AND ASSISTANTS, No.
106 Meets first Wednesday. Carpenters'
hall. PresidenL J. H. Brooks. 728
North Eleventh. Recording Secretary,
E. C. Werger. 152 N. Financial Secre
STICK TO FACTS, JOHN.
Once more we are impelled to gently
chide our good friend. Col. John J.
Ryder, than whom we have no better
friend. Colonal Ryder, who happens
at this time to be deputy commis
sioner of the bureau of labor ofNe
braska, is much given to speech-Making,
and as one who has heard him
often we have no hesitancy in declar
ing that he is fluent of speech, always
interesting and always appealing to
the eye. When engaged in the task
of handing out statistics concerning
the marvelous resources of Nebraska
Colonel Ryder grows so eloquent that
even the birds cease their singing to
listen, and the lowing herds applaud
and the grains and grasses fairly quiv
er with joy. wuen engagea upon mis
delightful task Colonel Ryder is su
perb, and his hymns of praise are such
delightful music that the hills and
valleys join in the chorus, and ail na
ture applauds the delightful strains.
But it is when Colonel Ryder
ceases to talk of our fertile soil, our
salubrious climate, our industrious
hens, our fecund flocks, our charming
women and our future glory, and be
gins to orate upon things political that
he strikes a discordant note. Then it
is that his musical voice grows husky,
his tones are off pitch and his tempo
somewhat erratic And the discord
grows somewhat excruciating when
Colonel Ryder stands forth before
lot of union workingmetb and attempts
to convince them that their truest
friend and greatest helper Is one Wil
liam Howard TafL, erstwhile federal
judge and now candidate of Messrs.
Van Cleave, Parry, Post et al, for the
presidency. Such a task it was that
Colonel Ryder set for himself in
Havelock a few nights agone. Have
lock is inhabited largely by men who
work in the Burlington shops ma
chinists, boilermakers, blacksmiths,
and men of like occupation, most of
whom are good union men.
It is quite evident from the facts as
presented in the daily presses and
brought to The Wageworker by re
liable witnesses, that Colonel Ryder
makes the grave mistake of taking it
for granted that because these shop
men were mechanics they were there
fore unacquainted with the important
facts concerning Mr. Taft's position
on questions most affecting labor. On
no other hypothesis can we explain
Colonel Ryder s actions, for of a cer
tainty no man acquainted with all
these facts, or, indeed, any consider
able portion thereof, could be induced
we almost said seduced into con
struing Mr. Taft's actions' as acts of
friendship and consideration. On sec
ond thought, however, it may be ex
plainable on the ground that Colonel
Ryder has some queer ideas of what
constitutes friendship. It was Judge
Taft who sent Frank Phelan . to jail
for six months for the horrible crime
of violating a court order not to at
tempt the organization of the railroad
men of Cincinnati and Covington. It
was Judge Taft who "cinched" Engi
neer Lennon for refusing to continue
his work as engineer after Judge Taft
had issued an order forbidding any
Brotherhood engineer from quitting
work rather than injure the cause of
his fellows. It was Judge Taft who
fined the Bricklayers" Union of Cin
cinnati because they violated a court
order which deprived them, without
warrant of law and in disregard of the
constitutional right of liberty, from
refusing to give their patronage to a
firm that was daily engaged in hand
ing them industrial lemons of exceed
ing sourness. It was Judge Taft who
took judicial charge of the Brother
hood of Locomotive Engineers and
used the machinery of that organiza
tion to injure the members in their
struggle for betterment. It was Judge
Taft who swept aside the duly elected
chief of the Brotherhood of Locomo
tive Firemen and used the machinery
of that organization to deprive its
members of their oportunity to secure
better wages, coditions and oppor
tunities. It was Judge Taft. who made
hurried trip in a special car sup
plied by the receivers of the Toledo,
Ann Arbor & North Michigan railroad
in order to reach Toledo and issue a
restraining order without a hearing
upon the simple request of the paid
attorney of the railroad interests and
in utter disregard of the rights of the
human being who were being daily fed
into the maw of insatiate gred. It is
Candidate Taft, ex-federal judge, who
does not believe in granting a man
charged with violaion of an injunction
the right of trial by jury.
"This," shrieks Candidate Taft in well
simulated horor, would deprive the
courts of power, and is an attack up
on their integrity, besides contribut
ing to interminable delay." This, mind
you. in the face of the fact that neither
Candidate Taft nor Judge Taft ever
grew hysterical over the legal delays
that rich corporations can always se-
cure when some poor devil of an em
ploye seeks legal redress for injuries
sustained. .It is Candidate Taft who
holds that the easiest and best way to
cinch the workingman is to issue an
order restraining him from committing
a crime, and then, on the hearsay of
some corporation tool interested in
having the man cinched, jailing him
without hearing ' or trial for having
violated the court's order. It is so
much more simple and it is all so
pleasing to men of the - Post-Parry-VanCleave
stripe of Labor's Friends.
It was Judge Taft who laid down the
principle that a railroad employe could
not quit work when he pleased, but
that a railroad manager could dis
charge the employe whenever he felt
It may be, as we before admitted.
that Colonel Ryder holds to the view
that this sort of thing is to be con
strued as friendship for the working-
man. It may be, we say for the
human mind is a peculiar institution
and far be it from us to undertake to
fathom the mysteries thereof. But we
are frank to admit that the little men
tal mechanism we iiossess has utterly
failed to seize upon these recorded !
facts of history and manufacture from
them tha opinion that they demon
strate friendship for the toilers who
carry union cards.
We can easily understand how Col
onel Ryder grows eloquent, aye, even
poetical and always exuberant when
he uses Nebraska and Her Resources
as his text. No difficulty there in un
derstanding how his mental mechan
ism turns out the finished product. So,
after watching Colonel Ryder, the ex
ponent of Nebraska and Her Re
sources, and Colonel Ryder the politi
cian seking to advance the cause of
the party instrumental in landing him
in a good job to which he does credit
when he works at it we . are con
strained to advise our good friend
and surely he would not deprive us of
the pleasure of calling him friend to
stick to his text. In that he shines.
But as the political orator endeavor
ing to make union men believe that
William Howard Taft is the true friend
of organized labor he cuts a sorry
figure. Not only are the facts against
him, but the union men of this intelli
gent community are, ft would seem,
much better posted than the eloquent
gentleman who is trying to enlighten
Once more, and in all good faith.
we would advise Colonel Ryder to
stick to his texL
Always the Best
In the meanwhile it may not be out
of place to remark that while the
American Federationist is restrained
from telling you that the Buck Stove
and Range Co. is unfair. The Wage-
worker is not. Therefore The Wage-
worker takes pleasure in informing
you that the Buck Stove and Range
Co. is unfair to organized labor.
lv . til,.-,
gpgV S W.C. SOTS.
This statement has be
come axiomatic with the
clothes buyers of this sec
tion. "If it's from Arm
strongs it is the best for the
money." You hear it every
day because its truth is
For instance the loyal
union man wants clothing
with the label and he
wants and is entitled to the
best for the money. That's
why we offer him the Brock
line of union made' clothing
not only the best for the
money, but the best in the
union made clothing line.
We say to union men who
want the best, "Buy Brock
Clothes!" You'll get style,
looks and quality, and you
will not pay a penny more
than such virtures are
worth to you.
Shall E Pay?"
That is up to you. Decide
what amount you can in
vest, and we will give you
the full value of your money.
Strong values in suits from
$10 to $40 with plenty of
prices in between.
Hats, caps, shirts, work
clothes, etc, We offer un
excelled lines from which to
select. We appreciate the
trade and friendship of
ARM ST RO
Four years they offered us another
term of the full dinner pail. Now they
offer ns a doughnut with the admoni
tion not to look at the hole.
by William Hard, entitled "The Law
of the Killed and Wounded," that I
should be read by every anion man.
The October number of the same mag
azine contained another article by the
same author in which he dealt with
industrial insurance, and it, too, should
be read by every union man. It is
a gratifying sign when magazines like
"Everybody's begin discussing these
questions questions of such vital in
terest to the toilers.
The best answer to Candidate Taft's
protestations of friendship for labor is
the judicial orders of Judge Taft.
And those very same bankers who
oppose guaranteed deposits insist on
guaranteed loans. .
The September number of "Every
body's Magazine" contained an article
Which do you prefer. Sir. Working
man, a guarantee that your little sav
ings banks deposit will be promptly
paid, or the assurance that you may
get a depositor's certificate that may
or may not be worth a penny?
tion of entertaining two bankers'
meetings this week. The first one
met in representative hall at the state
house last Tuesday. The other one
had a banquet Thursday night.
Another new union in town but the
street railway employes, the garment
workers, the sheet metal workers, the
glove workers, the retail clerks, the
teamsters and the candy makers are
President Roosevelt is daily giving
us every reason to believe that he
could put a pistol to his head and
blow Taft's brains out.
The bakers have organized. Funny
they never thought of appealing to the
Humane Society, isn't it?
Lincoln enjoyed the unique distinc-
Lincoln. Neb., is a long ways from
the Cincinnati front porch that was to
hold the reserved and dignified candi
ington. D. ( may have the effect oi
keeping President Compel a off tie
stump, bat just the same the pronee4
ing itself is a. mighty good rampaigB
document in the interests of the
If a lot of union men won Id tftturr
horse play like the Ltecol dty eotm
cil Indulges ta at times, we would be
bearing an awful roar from certain
quarters that are bow cofnparatrrefy
Those who pay the bills should have
some voice In the contracting thereof.
In the meanwhile look for the label.
They can't send yon to jail for that.
And a boost for the Labor Temple
will help the nnion game along.
The contempt proceeding in Wash-
Judge Taft, happily for organ iarsl la
bor, resigned from the bench before
some unfair manafactorer asked htm
to restrain union men from aVmaadiax
the union label.
The Taft policy of "dignity aa4 r
serve seems to have sadly degener-.
ated of late. .
bakers of Lincoln have
Come on. yoa csadrtnukers.
Demanding tbe label to tie
kind of a sympathetic strike.
tary, w. D. King, Z030 M.
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