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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (March 27, 1909)
Wek Couitnencing Monday, Mar. S3
Oh Big Week
Tha Fulton Stock Co. Presents
Ths Coufcoy tad the Lady
A Western Comedy Drain
With Wed. and Sat. Matinees
P always the same 15 and 23c
Next week the "Little Grey Lady
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Onto S11S O St. Both Phone
ROOM 202, BURR BLK.
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New Location. 1127 O
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Notice to Creditors.
Estate No. of John E. Lund-
greo. deceased, in County Court of
Lancaster County, Nebraska.
The State of Nebraska, ss.: Cred
itors' of said estate will take notice
that the time limited for presentation
and filing of claims against said estate
U October 1. 1909, and tor payment
of debts Is May 2. 1910; that I will
sit at the County Court room in said
County, on July 1. 199, at 3 p. ru. and
on October 1. 1909. at S p. ul. to re
eel re. examine, hear, allow, or adjust
all claims and objections duly filed.
Deled February 2. 1909.
P. J AS COSGRAVE.
'SeaLI County Judge.
By WALTER A LEESE, Clerk. 43
I iVS" - &
WILL M. MAVPDL EDITOR
Published Weekly at 137 No. 14th
St, Lincolz Neb. One Dollar a Year.
Entered as second-class matter April
II, 1904. at the postoffice at Lincoln,
Xeb, under the Act of Congress of
March 3rd, 1879.
THE ESSENCE OF "FUDGE."
The daily newspapers of March 20
carried the following interesting Asso
ciated Press dispatch under a Wash
ington, D. C date line:
Mrs. William H. Taft, Mrs. Nicholas
Longworth, Mrs. Oscar Straus and
numerous other women prominent in
the society life of Washington and
New York lent their patronage to a
meeting held at the public library in
this city today to discuss the welfare
of American working women. The
meeting was held under the joint
auspices or tne BooKoinaers- union
and the woman's department of the
Civic Federation, of which Miss Ann
Morgan, daughter of J. Pierpont Mor
gan, is president. Miss Morgan her
self delivered the principal address at
the meeting. It is said to be the un
derstanding of those closely connected
with the work of the Civic Federation
that President Taft will in the near
future recommend to congress the
establishment of a special bureau to
investigate the conditions of women
employes of the government.
We confess to somewhat mixed feel
ings when we consider the above dis
patch. Just as we have about made
up our mind to rejoice that these
representative society women have
decided to give some thought to their
toiling sisters, we are overcome with
the fact that this sort of thing usually
results in a lot of high-flown resolu
tions, followed by a reduction in
wages and an increase of sweat shops.
Sympathy is capable of several
definitions, but real sympathy is
based on experience only those who
have suffered can adequately sympa
thize. And what do Mrs. William H.
Taft, and Mrs. Oscar Straus and Mrs.
Nicholas Longworth and Miss Ann
Morgan know about the- sufferings
of the toiling women of America?
What does any one of them know
snout the pinching poverty, the hope
less outlook, the sheer despair that
faces thousands upon thousands of
working women every day in the year?
What does any one of them know
about the agony of seeing helpless
children starve by their sides in this
boasted land of plenty?
These estimable women may spend
money in relieving temporary dis
tress, but what do they know about
the great work of correcting these
evils? They can see only the surface
evils not until they have lived down
srjong these sufferers will they be
able to perform adequate service in
the cause of humanity.
We've attended some of these meet
ings. We've seen women dressed in
costumes that cost as much as the
average workingman makes in a year
stand up and make plaintive appeals
for the toilers. It is awfully easy to
talk, but it is different when it comes
down to making real sacrifices for the
benefit of the oppressed. Ringing
resolutions may make interesting
reading, but they dont cut much ice.
There is a whole lot of "fudge'
working classes. Miss Morgan's father
can do more to better the conditions
of thousands of workers with a single
stroke of his pen than she can do by
attending a thousand meetings as a
"patroness.'" He is the big boss of the
steel trust, and the steel trust has
Just issued notice that if its tariff
graft is in terf erred with, the wages
already at a starvation level will be
ftrther reduced. Alice Roosevelt
Longworth's husband can do more
with one vote than she can do at all
the ""patroness' meetings she can at
t-?nd in a lifetime. Let him join in
releasing the stranglehold the trusts
have upon the toilers of the country.
Mrs. Taft's husband can do more with
ona short message to congress than
she can do by lending her presence to
K n thousand meetings. Let him
notify congress that it must act on
the square in its tariff legislation, and
that - it must give labor an equal
chance before the courts.
Labor is not asking for special priv
ilege it is asking for justice. It is
not asking f"" charity it is asking for
equal opportunity. It is not asking
for -rest rooms' in the factory it is
asking for time in which to rest at
home. It is not asking for bathtubs
in the mills it is asking for a wage
taat will permit the erection of bath
tubs in the homes of the toilers. It
is not asking for Carnegie libraries
it is asking a wage that will permit
the buying of good books to be read
in the home. It is not trying to dyna
mite the mansions it is seeking to
destroy the hovels.
The good women above mentioned
may mean well, but they'll have to
do something more than meet as
patronesses' and pass resolutions
before they will accomplish anything
at 'all for their toiling sisters.
"THE MODERN MOLOCH." j
The editor of The Wageworker has j
accepted a couple of invitations and
he never accepted invitations with
more pleasure. One is to address the
Federation of Woman's Clubs of the
Sixth district at Minden, Neb., on
April 10. and another to address a
r-jceting of the same organization of
tLc Second district at Blair, Neb., on
April 13. The invitations were ex
tended because the editor happens to
be deputy labor commissioner, and
just now the Woman's Clubs of the
state are very much interested in
industrial questions. ' "
The editor is going to talk on "The
Modern Moloch" at both of these con
ventions, and child labor and the ero-
iloyment of female labor in sweat
shops is going to he the theme. He
makes no pretensions of being an
orator, but he does pretend to "know
something about industrial conditions,
and like all other trades unionists ho
thinks he knows the best way of cor
recting them. He will therefore seek
to outline the policy to the splendid
and earnest women who make up the
club organizations of the Second and
Sixth congressional districts.
There are just two things necessary
i3 order to bring a better condition
to the women and children who toil
One is to get the union men and
r men to make concerted demand for
the union label, and the other is to
eclist the sympathy and support of the
women of the country in the label
movement. Not your label, Mr. Union
Man; not my label. But In the union
And the editor of this humble little
newspaper is going to talk straight
unionism, and the union label and
ik hat it means to the toilers, to these
good women. Here's hoping that the
seed will fall on good ground.
THAT CHARTER BUSINESS.
We were asked to vote on accepting
the Des Moines plan of city govern
ruent, and we expressed a desire to
adopt it. We did not get it. We were
offered a commission plan, but not the
plan we said we wanted. We sup
posed that we were to have an oppor
tunity to vote on the charter, but we
didnt get tt.
The Wageworker does not like some
features of the charter. But The
Wageworker wants the commission
plan of government, and wants it so
badly that it is willing to accept the
charter and take chances on having
it corrected two years hence. Had
th-s charter been submitted The Wage-
worker would have urged its adoption.
It fought for submission as a matter
of principle and it still believes the
charter should have been submitted.
Mid that it would have been submitted
had -not some men been urged to op-
rose it because of ulterior motives.
The Wageworker fought for submis
sion and lost. But it wants it dis
tinctly understood that it is a cheer
Now let's get busy and make the
best of it by electing the very best
men to manage the city's business.
Wouldn't some of these rich "slum
mers who are always "investigating
t't? condition of the poor holler their
heads off if some of the poor would
start out investigating the condition
cf the rich and proceed to force them
selves into the swell mansions?
The Journal is still howling about
the water in the Traction company
stock, but the Journal stockholders
art not squeezing the moisture out of
their Traction holdings.
There are union men in Lincoln
aaiply qualified to hold any of the
five city commissionerships. Let's
nomiante a couple of them.
There are about 1,200 union men in
IJucoIn who want a labor paper, but
they don't want to help keep it goin
Union sifting committees ought to
get busy and "sift the label move-
n-ent to the head of the file.
Dollar gas sounds
it burn as well?
good but will
A Lincoln merchant who loves to
talk about "building up home insti
tutions" wouldn't buy Lincoln-made
candy because he could put Chicago-
made candy in Job lots on his candy
counter and save a cent or two a
pound. Guess who.
Little by little judges who owe
triir appointments to the union-hating
corporations are delivering the goods,
and unionism is being hammered into
the earth. Well never get our rights
m til judges are amendable to the peo
ple instead of the corporations.
A Lincoln merchant who objects to
The Wageworker employing solicitors
now and then, is always talking
about "patronizing home institutions.
Ke is the same merchant who buys
ear tern insurance because he says
it is safer. Guess who!
The city council has kindly located
the public drinking fountain in Ante
lope park. It would disfigure some
of the "swell residence districts,'
wouldn't it. to give the poor horses
and dogs a chance to slake their thirst.
Union men can sympathize with
rich men whose sons are kidnapped
for ransom. But union men don't
have to lay awake nights worrying
about anything like that.
When team owners of this city helped
break up the Teamsters Union they
merely paved the way for brutal treat
mtnt of their horses by inexperienced
ai.a brutal drivers.
Tcvery tocal union should hare a
Rbel committee to attend to the work
of boosting all labels. Let's get busy.
Say, is the stamp of the Boot and
Shoe Workers Union on the soles of
Ciose new shoes of yours?
Wish somebody would kidnap Judge
Wright and hold him until he was
ransomed by union men.
And of course, too. the label appears
in that new spring suit of yours.
A little more insistence in demand
ing the label will help a lot. '
SAME OLD FIGHT.
The indications are that there will
te another "wet or dry" campaign in
Lincoln this spring. The prohibition
ists are planning to demand another
All right. The. Wageworker is in
favor of the initiative and referendum.
It is in favor of letting the people
vote on any question that directly
concerns them. If a majority of the
people want to vote "dry they ought
to be allowed to do so. and if the
majority vote is "dry then Lincoln
ought to be without open saloons.
Contra wise, if the people vote- "wet
the saloons ought to be licensed.
But another local option fight in Lin
coln means more than a decision for
or against saloons. It means another
campaign of falsehood, injustice, innu
endo and suspicion. It will create
new heartburnings, foment animosi
ties and set neighbor against neighbor.
Lincoln people are being rapidly edu
cated on temperance lines. If they
are content with progress and do not
undertake to - accomplish the impos
sible, the question will solve itself in
time. The "7 to 7 ordinance has min
imized the liqucr eviL In due time
another step forward may be safelv
But if any considerable number of
people insist on another fight, they
ought to get it-
Time and again this paper has
stated its opposition to the whole
license system. The amount of the
license cuts no figure in the regula
tion, and the higher it is the mors
obscured the real merits of the" whole
question. But The Wageworker hon
estly questions whether the time is
ripe for prohibition. It is not easy to
overcome the habits of a century in
a single moment. But progress is be
ing made, slowly it may seem
many, bat progress just the same
The question now is. shall we en
danger this steady progress by taking
the long chance of accomplishing the
whole distance at once? No matter
what some enthusiasts may say, this
is a question that should be discussed
honestly, fairly and thoroughly.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN SAID IT.
This country, "with its institutions,
belongs to the people who inhabit it.
Whenever they shall grow weary of
the existing government, they can
exercise their constitutional right of
amending it. or - their revolutionary
right to overthrow it
Of course it would be illegal
boycott any firm handling the Buck
stove, but you dont have to patron
ize a firm that does business with
labor's open and avowed enemy.
DEMANDS THE LABEL.
Wonderland theatre has been re
organized, and with the re-organization
comes good news for the allied print
ins trades. Hereafter all printing for I
thi3 amusement resort will bear the
union taoei. Ana. oy me war. von-
ci land is offering some mighty good
ttactions for the money.
UNION PRINT SHOPS.
Printeries That Are Entitled to Us
the Allied Trades Label.
Following is a list of the printing
offices in Lincoln that are entitled
to the use of the Allied Printing
Trades label, together with the num-
: dot's rpua -fq pasn iaqtrt air) Jo Jeq
C. S. Simmons, No. 2. :
Freie Presse, No. 3.
Jacob North & Co, No. L
Woodruff-Collins, No. 4.
Graves & Mulligan, No. 5.
State Printing Co, No. S.
Star Publishing Co, No. 7
Western Newspaper Union. No I
Wood Printing Co., No 9.
George Bros, No. 11.
McVey Printing Co, No. 12.
Ford Printing Co, No. 16.
VanTine & Young, No. 24. .
Dairyman Pub. Co, 130 No. 14th.
Graves Printery, No. 5.
New Century, 213 South Thirteenth.
MAN $000; DOG $25
A woman in Washington, Pa, had
a non-suit entered in the case of her
husband being killed by a street car; !
lid a man had his dog killed by the
same street car
company and was
ENGINEERS RESIGN. !
Rather than accept reductions in ;
sslary varying from $500 to $1,500 a j
ear, between fifteen and twenty en- i
Kmeers and men high in the mechan
ical departments, including the chief
engineer of the National Tube com
pany at McKeesport, Pa, near Pitts-
JTg, are said to have resigned their
positions and others are expected to
dc likewise within a short rime.
HELD FOR DAMAGES.
Canadian Unions Getting the Same
Dose Given in the States.
Western Canada unions are aroused
over the decision of the court of ap
peals at Winnipeg in the master
plumbers case, affirming the lower
court and making permanent an anti-
The master plumbers were sued a
year ago, following a strike, and the
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lower court assessed $25.tKi damages
against the union. Is add i two. tlte
court assessed each member of the
union personally, providing that earh
man's property be attached, if aggeii
sary, to satisfy the judgmeat.
It is expected the decision will en
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suits in case of strikes.
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Notice to Creditors.
Estate No. 1S2S of Adeiia P. GroTr,
deceased, in County Court of Lancas
ter County. Nebraska.
The State of Nebraska, sa.: Credit
or of said estate win take notice that
the time limited for preseatatioa and
filing of claims against said estate is
October 15. 1909, and for myraent at
debts is May 1919; that I wtrt six
at the County Court room la said
County, on July 15. 1909. at 2 p. sa,
and oa October 15. 1909, at 2 p. btl.
to reeeiTe. examine, hear. aCow. or
adjust all claims and objection duly
Dated March 9th. 1909.
P. JA3 COSGRAVE.
CSeaLI County Jsdge.
By WALTER A. LEESE, Cert. O
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