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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (Nov. 14, 1908)
Hoosier Kitchen Cabinets
Brenlin Window Shades
The A. D. Benway
Sterns & Foster Mattresses
Macey Sectional Book-cases
The A. D. Benway Co.
Sanitaire Iron Beds
Arts & Crafts Furniture
By the Rev. Charles Stelzle.
THE BOUNTEOUS HARVEST FRUIT OP THE
COLD, AND THE RAIN, AND THE STORM, AS WELL
AS THE WARMTH, AND THE SUNSHINE AND CALM,
ALL OF THEM NEEDED TO BRING TO US THE
BLESSINGS OF LIFE AND NOURISHMENT.
THE FULL-OROWN MAN MASTER OF SELF;
QUICK TO RESPOND TO THE NEEDS OF THE
WEAK, AND READY TO HELP IN THE BATTLE OF
LIFE MADE STRONG BT THE STRESS AND THE
STRAIN OF THE STRIFE, THESE HAVING THEIR
SHARE IN BRINGING TO HIM THE BROADENING
OUT AND THE FILUNG-IN, WHICH GAVE HIM A
VISION OF HIS BROTHER-MAN AS PART OF GOD'S
UNIVERSE, WHICH WAS MADE FOR ALL MANKIND
Soma Small Bits of News About the
', Printing - Craftsmen.
The Easton, Pa., Labor Journal
comes to hand with the startling , in
formation that Ed Wright, Chicago,
No. 16. will bo a candidate for presi
dent, of the I. T. U. in 1910. What,
again? The big man from Syracuse
will cough Just once and Wright will
Charley Barngrover has. u letter in
the current Journal in which he tells
of the glorious climate running around
loose in the vicinity of Loveland,
Colo. And the current issue of John
Marshall's Berthoud Bulletin conveys
the awful information that lovelan.l
went "dry" at the recent election.
Doc" Righter went to Omaha last
Saturday and took in the Nebraska
Ames football game. He says it was
exciting enough to make him. tempo
rarily forget the woes of the election.
President Lynch indignantly denies
that he has mads , application for ap
pointment to the position of commis
sioner of immigration.
- H.- C. Peate is rapidly torming the
acquaintance of every theatrical man
ager who comes to town. When he
hears of one being here he camps on
his trail and shoots the label dope
into him in great shape.
Perhaps the fact that the chairman
of the republican county central com
mittee took his first batch of printing
to an unfair printery had something
to do with the result.
"Billy" Norton is not mourning ;i
bit over his defeat for the legislature
but a lot of union men who failed to
come to the scratch and vote for him
ought to be ashamed of their neglect.
President Ingraham is taking a lay
r7 O II HARDWARE, STOVES, SPODT-
In XV Hi I KG GOODS, RAZORS, RAZOR
W J tjjii STROPS AND CUTLEBY
At Low Prices
Hoppc's Hardware. 100 North 10th
Low Ono-VJoy Ratos
TO MANY POINTS IN
CALIFORNIA, OREGON, WASHINGTON
TICKETS ON SALE
Siptimbtr I to October 31, 1908
to Pendleton and Walla Walla.
to Spokane and Wenatchee, Wash.
to Sun Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego
and many other California points.
to Everett. Bellingham, Vancouver, Vic
toria and Astoria.
to Weed, Calif., Ashland, Rosebnrg, Eu
gene, Albany and Salem via Portland.
to Portland, Tacoma or Seattle.
E. B. SLOSSON, General Agent
off for the purpose of attending to a
lot of private business.
Ben Coblentz has transferred his
printorial affections from the Journal
to the Star chapel.
The allied printing trades should
take timely notice of the fact that a
new appointment as secretary of the
state printing board will be made
within the next couple of months.
Will Soon Be Called Upon to Vote On
a Pension Proposition.
Recently Cigarmakers Union No.
248, Jacksonville, Fla., proposed an
amendment to the general constitution
providing for a pension system. The
propositon has received endorsements
sufficient in number to send it to a
referendum for acceptance or rejec
tion. The amendment provides that a
five-cent assessment shall be levied on
all members for each death, the' pro
ceeds to go to the heirs, less 5 per
cent, which shall be devoted to a fund
to provide " a home for sick and dis
abled cigarmakers, out of which, how
ever, all dues and assessments of sick
members shall be paid. The amend
ment also provides that members shall
not pay the assessment until they are
such for two years, thus making two
classes of members.
President Perkins seems to have
taken a stand against the proposition.
He describes it as "compulsory insur
ance" and raises the objection that it
is too expensive, being about $3.80
per month per member. He says:
"We have an undoubted right to
build a home for sick or disabled mem
bers and to adopt any kind of a 'bene
fit in which all may participate, but
to say to a thoroughly honest, con
scientious union man, who is such
from principle, that he must pay for
compulsory insurance or be suspend
ed fro. mthe union, or to say to the
non-unionist, who works for frightfully
small wages and whom we must reach,
that the dues and assesments are $1
a week, is a serious matter and should
not be lightly passed over. We are
heartily in favor of every one of the
present benefits we now have and in
adding to them, but they should be of
the kind that properly come under
the sphere of trade union activity, and
against which there can be no serious,
'The strike of 800 Porto Rican cigar
makers for more pay is at end, with
a victory for the men. The employers
have agreed to pay $1.50 more per
Charley Nystrom, a member of the
Umana cigarmakers union, drew a
farm in Uncle Sam's land lottery.
with collective bargaining and we as
sert, contrary to our arbitration con
tract with the company. The com
pany, sustained-by the Massachusetts
State Board of Arbitration, both in
their right to transfer and to pay a
lower labor cost, we exercised our le
gal and moral right to discontinue the
arbitration contract at its expiration
Nov. 1, 1908. . We have complied with
all the decisions of the State Board of
Arbitration and all our obligations
under the contract without a stoppage
of work in any department during ten
months of disagreement as to the rigi
of the company to transfer and to im
pose a new scale of wages without the
consent of the Union.
Hereafter the Douglas shoes will
not bear the Union Stamp of the Boot
& Shoe Workers' Union. Please bear
in mind that no shoe is union made
unless it bears a plain and distinct
impression of the anion stamp.
Respectfully yours, '
BOOT & SHOE WORKERS UNION,
By John F. Tobin, General Presi
dent, 246 Summer St., Boston.
..November' 4, 1908.
LABOR TEMPLE DIRECTORY.
The Time to Get Busy Is Now, and
Now We'll Get Busy.
The election is over. The summer
is past. Winter has set in. Isn't it
high time to quit hunting for ex
cuses to postpone activity in behalf
of the Labor Temple project? It has
been nearly three months since the
board of directors has had a meeting,
and the date for the annual meeting
is drawing near. The association has
money in the bank and money prom
ised. There is plenty more to be
had for the mere going after, and if
the project receives proper attention
there is no reason why the associa
tion should not be able to have a
building site in its possession by the
time the building season opens next
Every member of the board of di
rectors is urged to attend a meeting
at Chaplin & Ryan's barber shop, 127
North Twelfth, next Monday evening
at 8 o'clock. If nothing else is done
it will at least be possible to arrange
for regular meetings during the win
A LITTLE SUFFERER.
DOUGLAS MINUS THE STAMP.
Brockton Shoe Man No Longer En
titled to the Union Label.
To Whom it May Concern So many
misleading articles have appeared in
the public press with reference to the
Douglas controversy, we issue this
brief and accurate statement of facts:
In January, 1908, the Douglas com
pany transferred 25 cases (600 pairs)
per day of $3.50 shoes from their No.
1 to their No. 2 factory, and expressed
their willingness to accept inferior
work, for which they would pay the
same wages as paid on their $3.00
In June, 1908, they had increased the
$3.50 shoes so transferred to 18000
pairs per day. These shoes were then
transferred back to the original No. 1
factory, at which time the wages on
their entire $3.50 product amounting
to between 6,000 and 7,000 pairs per
day, were placed under this No. 2 or
reduced scale of wages, thus establish
ing a condition wherein no transfer
had taken place, which justifies us in
the conclusion that the transfer of
shoes was for the purpose of securing
a reduced labor cost, contrary to the
arbitration method in vogue between
the Douglas company and the Boot and
Shoe Workers Union for the previous
We contend that this method of se
curing reduced wage was inconsistent
Harold Mickel Still in the Orthopedic
Hospital for Treatment.
Mrs. Jess Mickel was in Lincoln
last week visiting her little son, Har
old, who has been in the orthopedic
hospital for treatment since last July.
Harold has been suffering from a spe
cies of paralysis since his birth, and
his parents have had him treated
without avail in many of the hospi
tals of Nebraska and Iowa. Not until
he was taken to the orthopedic hos
pital in this city was any improve
ment secured. But now there are grat
ifying signs of improvement, and it
is believed that a permanent cure will
be affected. He will have to remain
in the hospital for several months yet.
Mrs. Mickel returned to Harvard Sun
HE DESERVED IT, TOO.
G. M. Hitchcock received the loyal
support of organized labor in Omaha
and South Omaha and the Western
Laborer extends the congratulations
of the union men of the two cities
to the best congressman that ever rep
resented this district in congress. The
alleged cutting the Bee declared the
Dahiman democracy would carry out
did not materialize. Mr. Hitchcock's
party supported him loyally and the
republican trades unionists assisted
him him materially on account of
his generous and fair treatment of
them. His election sweetens in a
measure the bitterness of the defeat
of Mr. Bryan. Western Laborer.
Mrs. Fred Ihrlnger has been very ill
for some time.
cA Cheerful Home
And the home illuminated by gas is always bright
and cheerful. And, too, the economy adds to the 'smiles
of content. If your house is not piped for illuminating
gas, let us show ' you some figures that will convince
you that it should be.
Taking Off the Chill
Little early for the furnace but not-too early for.
chilly mornings and evenings. . A gas radiator will take
the chill off and save coal bills. Mighty , fine for the
bath room about this time o' year. . . .
For Modest Homes
If you haven't already investigated you will be sur
prised to find how cheaply you can install some modern
and pretty gas fixtures fixtures that will add a whole
lot to the cheer and brightness of the little cottage. We
are showing a fine line of these new and up-to-date fixtures.
. Better get over the unfounded notion that - gas is
expensive for lighting or heating. It is the cheapest
illuminant adn the cheapest fuel.. We will prove this
if you will let us. Brightest and cheapest light Hottest
and cheapest heat. Here are two facts susceptible of
How About Coke?
Elver use it in the furnace or baseburner? It is "fine
business." Cheaper and better than hard coal or semi
anthracite. We sell the coke, i ; . ,'
Lincoln Gas and Electric Light
Company. Open Evenings
BUY UNION MADE GOODS
jl WORKERS UNION ff
UHIOnJI STAMP j
By Insisting Upon Pur
chasing Union Stamp Shoes
You help better shoemaking
conditions. You get better
shoes for the moneu. Yju
help your oton Labor Proposition. You abolish
DO NOT BE MISLED
By Retailers who say: "This shoe does not bear
the stamp, but it is made under Union Conditions."
THIS IS FALSE. No shoe is union mads unless it
bears the Union Stamp. i
BOOT AND SHOE WORKERS' UNION
, 246 Sumner St., Boston, Mass:
11 & KLPIOfflB8
are truely wonderful stones nothing at all like the
ordinary immitation diamonds as brilliant as . the real
diamonds. See' them, you'll be surprised and delighted.
Henderson Sc Hetld,
lOth Street Opposite Post Office
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