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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (Sept. 26, 1908)
lo Yoy Mm in Fostering dome InsHMions?
Is $25 Too Much for a Suit?
If you think so, why
not make a change?
Suit Made to
By a Union
SCOTCH WOOLEN MILLS
J. F. GREGORY. Mgr.
FIRST TRUST AND SAVINGS BANK
Own.d By Stockholders of The First National Bank
THE BANK FOR THE WVGE EARNER
INTEREST PAID AT A. PER CENT Tenth and O Streets
TRADE UNION BANQUET.
Gompers Deliver a Characteristic
Speech at Chicago Luncheon.
The American Federation of Labor
chief, in his impromptu speech at the
Chicago Labor Day trade union 50v
banquet, rendered an eloquent tribute
to the rights of wage earners. He said
'"If I believed that the movem--i
- ve are engaged in was for the benefit
of the organized workers alone- I
could not give it the attention which
I have done in my life work. It is
movement for the uplift of all our
people and the trade union is but tba
instrument which we use. The very
existence of that instrument is at
stake. You have heard the expression
of the two political parties. The dem
ocratic party has made a clear-cut ex
pression in favor of equal rights be
fore the law. The labor plank in the
Republican platform is not a plank.
Read the platforms. The declaration
of the Republican is not. as many
imagine, a plank on labor. It may be
a whole lumber pile on labor. But it
is not a plank. Perhaps it is a knot
hole. If it is it's a mighty ragged one.
Mr. Taft's declarations regarding
the right to strike and the use of in
junctions could have been no more ex
plicit if he had mentioned the name
of Mr. Van Cleave and the injunction
suit which Mr. Van Cleave of the Buck
Stove and Range company brought re
cently against me and some oihers.
Mr. Taft's qualification in favor of in
junctions is an affirmation of the jus
tice of this suit that has been brought
against us. Ask Mr. Taft or any of
his supporters what they think of the
suit and you will see their positon.
-Next Wednesday John Mitche'l.
Frank Morrison and myself are sum
moned to appear in court to answer
to a charge of violating that injunction
which Taft justifies. We are to be
tried to determine whether we shuli
be sent to jail for exercising the righ'
of free speech and free press.
"If I am guilty of libel or treason '
am amenable to the laws of my stat?
and my country, but so long as I s:tv
nothing treasonable I shall claim th
right to express my honest convic
tions, and thai Is all I have done.
"It Is a matter of grave import to
organized labor whether, under the
Sherman anti-trust law, our organisa
tions are illegal combinations in re
siraint of trade. If we are denied ou -
natural function of organization, of
what benefit is it to us to organize?
io form a mutual admiration society!
No.- We must have the right to dis
please the powers that be. fin tird
jot having men appear in the position
of apologizing for tne rignt of frc-i
"If I am to be denied these rights.
Fit simply say this: The whole world
Is a narrow cage to me if I cannot ex
press my honest thoughts..
"I am not a university graduate. I
graduated from the college of hard
knocks in the workshop, and I may
not write as elegantly as some, bi5t
what I write is the expression of the
discontent of the workingmen -of our
country. Whetner I agree with Mr.
Bryan in everything is not for me to
discuss here. I believe he is thoroughly
in earnest and I will stake my life on
" I have no votes to deliver." he
said in conclusion. owe allegiance
to no political party. I am an Ameri
can citizen and a wage-earner. I have
but one volt, mere j turned and
grasped Mr. Bryan's hand) "and
mice s cinched. ."
SIOUX CITY PRINTERS.
Line Up for Bryan and Contribute
Money to Boost Him Along.
The Sioux City printers line up for
Bryan. At its regular meeting, held
last Sunday in Labor Temple. Sioux
City Typographical Union No. 180,
went on record in support of Bryan
for president. The communication
from the American Federation execu
tive committee setting forth the rea
sons why it was supporting the demo
cratic parly in this campaign was read,
and the discussion in favor of the en
dorsement of the action of President
Samuel Gompers and the A. F. of L.
executive committee was participated
in by both Republican and Democratic
members of No. 180, resulting in an
almost unanimous indorsement of the
action of the executive committee.
The union also appropriated a neat
sura of money to help defray the cam
paign expenses and the treasurer was
instructed to forward same at once
to Secretary Morrison. It was some
what surprising to a few of us to see
those old Republicans of No. 1$') line
up and vote in favor of the proposi
tion, but they did. and came across in
the true union way of No. 180. which
organization always has been in front
rank of progress. Sioux City, Lin
coln and Omaha Typographical unions
have given their indorsement and we
would now like to hear from the other
three Western baseball league cities
Denver, Pueblo and Des Moines. Come
on boys, be consistent, and give your
selves a square deal at the ballot box
uext November. Sioux City Union
THE PRINTER MEN.
Brief Bits of News About the Men of
Machine and Case.
Ollie Mickel was in town recently.
He visited a few days with old friends
and then went to Verdon for the pur
pose of getting his brother Robert
and taking him down into New Mexico
and Arizona. "Bob" is suffering from
tuberculosis, and it is believed that a
change of climate will be beneficial.
Billy and Garry Bustard are figur
ing on establishing a bakery, and if
they do it will be one that an put the
label on the product.
" Frsfine Kin? is once mnro weririri
a smile. Mrs. King and little ErstiueJ
I09 North Ninth St. LINCOLN, NEB.
Phones Auto 1514, Bell 606
When "Walk -Overs" go
on, shoe troubles go off.
Tried a Pair?
Rogers & Perkins Co.
1123 O STREET
have returned from a protracted visit
at the old home in Missouri.
The New Century printery is now in
possession of the label.
- At the next Tuesday luncheon of the
Lincoln Ad Club, Wells Compton will
read a paper on "Advertising From the
Compositor's Standpoint." Compton
knows the business thoroughly and his
paper will be interesting and profit
able to the members of the club.
Grant Hamilton, who is in charge of
the labor bureau of the national Demo
cratic committee, is an organizer of
the American Federation of Labor and
a member of the Typographical Union.
John Harding, organizer of No. 16,
Chicago, provided at the Labor Day
luncheon tendered Mr. Bryan by the
Chicago Labor Day committee.
Chicago Typographical Union Xo. 16
has just -celebrated its fiftieth anniver
sary, with J 40.000 in the treasury. It
has been decided to use the money as
a nucleus for the organization's pen
The Union Printers Bryan Club of
Omaha now has 165 members, accord
ing to President Graham, and not all
the members of the union have yet
been approached. Three Socialists
have agreed to stick to Bryan this
trip. The Western Laborer says that
so many Republicans have joined the
club that it would be impossible to
make any headway in an effort to get
the club to stand for anything more
than to vote for Eryan. !
That's the Euphonious Designation cf
Omaha's Labor Day Stunt.
There is more "hard luck" in the
Labor Day celebration management.
Bob McKinnon. the treasurer, is said
to have placed the freshment tick
ets away in a corner carelessly and
they were found by the moochers who
appropriated from $50 to $250 worth
The refreshment counter did a whirl
wind business after the tickets were
distributed, but there was no money
coming in at the cashier's desk. When
a kid came along offering to sell a $5
coupon book for $2.50 the wise ones
came out of it and concluded that the
central body was stuck to hold the
sack. Last year the program receipts
were mislaid and now the terrible ac
cidenL Hard luck. Omaha Western
GOT A SHOCK.
Beatrice Lineman Rescued by Quick
Wit of a Fellow Workman.
George Gamble, a Beatrice lineman,
had a narrow escape from electrocu
tion one day last week. If it had not
been for the quick wit of a fellow
workman. Burr Bell. Gamble would
now be playing a harp instead of again
climbing ioles and stringing wires.
Gamble was up aloft repairing wires
when he got mixed up with a wire
carrying 110 volts-nor.gh to burn a
man to death in about two minutes,
and render him utterly helpless while
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burning. Bell, who was down below,
saw that something was wrong with
Gamble and immediately -broke a
ground wire, thus cutting off the cur
rent for the moment. Then he climbed
the pole and carried Gamble down. The
injured man was taken home and a
physician summoned, and just as the
patient was about to go through the
peatry gates the physician pulled him
back and gave him a chance to make
sure of staying inside when he really
BILLY SUNDAY WAXES WROTH.
Goes After a "Rat" Printery and Puts
It Off Watch.
Billy Sunday, the famous evangilisl,
is well known as a friend of organized
labor. He never misses an oportunity
to boost the union game, and being a
member of the church militant he be
lieves in practicing as well as preach
ing. The other day Billy performed
an act that in about two minutes ac
complished more than the union print
ers have been able to accomplish in
years he made the W. B. Conkey
Printing Co., at Hammond. Indiana, be
good in at least one respect.
Billy learned that a Decatur, Illinois,
man had made stenographic reports of
his sermons and was having them pub
lished in book form by the Conkey
"rattery." Billy objected for two rea
sons one was that he didn't want his
sermons published, the other was that
when they we're published he wanted
them published under fair conditions.
The Decatur man stood on the fact
that the sermons were not copyrigat
ed. Billy stood on the fact that they
were his sermons. But there was no
agreement. So Billy waited until the
plates for the book were all ready for
the press, and then went to Hammond.
He casually strolled into the Conkey
shop and asked to be shown around.
The manager didn't know him and
consented to act as guide. When Billy
saw the plates all nicely locked up
and ready for the press he pulled a
short-handled ax from under his coat
and proceeded briskly to hammer
dents in every plate, and before the
astonished manager could inteifere
Billy had to put the whole job on the
bum. Two or three "rats" sought to
throw Billy out, but when the fracas
was over Billy emerged smiling and
calm, while the "rats" sought assist
ance in binding up their wounds.
Candidate for County Commissioner
Preferred Work Without Label.
Robert Pickel, Republican candidate
for county commissioner, evidently
does not want ne support of union
men. With a full knowledge of all the
facts he took his campaign printing to
a "rat" printery.
This is only one more item in the
indictment against Pickel, and al
ready there were enough to keep him
almighty busy explaining during this
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