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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (Aug. 28, 1909)
Dr. R. L. BENTLEY
Office Hoars 1 to 4 p. m.
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WILL M. MAUPIN. EDITOR
Published Weekly at 137 No. 14th
SC. LincolK. Neb. One Dollar a Tear.
202, BURR BLK.
Entered as second-class matter April
II. 1904, at the postoffice at Lincoln,
Xetk, under the Act of Congress of
March 3rd, 1879.
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too. Utmost secrecy.
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we have one that is Sen.
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It breaks up nesting
places and kills the eggs.
Put up in convenient
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HAVE YOU EVERT
Just Pause While You Ask Yourself
Roasted your officers at noon hour?
Presided at a "harpoon-throwing"
Missed three meetings of your union
at a stretch?
Made a sacrifice for your union, and
to what extent?
Taken more than a lukewarm inter
est in its deliberations?
Done any work for the union with
out wanting pay for the same?
Circulated "He said." "I heard." and
"It is rumored" stories detrimental to
Had opinions you failed to express
on the floor?
But expressed those opinions after
ta meeting adjourned - in a "wet
toods" emporium? Paper Makers.
17. A. Lloyd
Horses railed for and
'PBOXES: Auto. 1378
E Ueattat 420 St, llth
WHAT WE'D LIKE TO KNOW.
The Lincoln Evening News of Au
gust 23 conveyed to a waiting world
the startling information that Sena
tor Burkett had ruthlessly cut down
some big shades trees that cumbered
his lawn at Sixteenth and B streets.
Very recently Senator Burkett came
heme from Washington, and while we
waited with bated breath for him to
te"! us something about the tariff, he
pent an hour or two of his valuable
M-iiatorial time telling us why he con
sidered government ownership unde
sivable. Now we frankly confess that we
i"ou"t give either a mill site or a dam
site what Senator Burkett thinks
about government ownership. Neither
do we give a single, solitary cuss
what he does with the shade trees
that stand upon his own property.
But we would dearly love to know
what he thinks about the Payne tar
iff, and have his reasons for so think- J
ing. We are very much interested in
having him tell why he voted for cer
tain schedules, and also have him ex
plain why a large number of the or
gans of his own party cannot see
things tarifical just as he sees them.
Will Senator Burkett cease flooding
us with arguments against gvernment
ownership long enough to tell us why
sugar is taxed 7S.87 per cent, while
diamonds are taxed only 10 per cent?
Will Senator Burkett explain why
'tlankets are protected to the extent
of 165.42 per cent, while outomoblles
are protected to the extent of only 45
Will Senator Burkett cease chop
ping down shade trees olng enough
to tell the wives of Nebraska work-
ingmen why dress goods should be
taxed 105.92 per cent, while furs are
taxed only 35 per cent and cham
pagne 50 per cent?
Will Senator Burkett kindly tavor
the workers of Nebraska by giving
them a rest on the not now pressing
matter of government ownership, and
explaining to them why it is that if
the tariff protects American working
meu the industries rejoicing in the
largest measure of protection are the
industries paying the least wages, and
the industries that are protected not
at all are the industries that pay he
If Senator Burkett imagines for a
minute that the workingmen and the
working women of Nebraska are not
interested in the Payne taiiff, he has
another guess coming. And If he
Imagines for a minute that he is go
ing to fool them some more by th
usual appeal to partisanship, by per
fervid appeals for "the old flag." he
merely gives proof of an oft recurring
suspicion that Senator Burkett is mis
taken in his esUmate of the intelli
gence of Nebraska men i-nd 'arKiien. ,
Come on, Senator Burkott." We've
learned by experience quite a consid
erable about this tariff business. We
nic not taking anybady's word for a!l
the tariff facts there days. Do you
want to know a. few things that we
have learned? All right:
We have learned that THE TARIFF
IS A TAX; though we used to think
We have come to realize that it is
a tax that we have to pay; though
we used to think tha foreigner paid it.
Wo are beginning to see thai the
workingman and the working woman
gets none or the advantage of pre
tention : we used to think we got it
I .ay aside your ax. Senator Burkett.
Put the plug in the government own
ership talk-barrel, dear sir.
What we want to Know is some
thing about that iniquitous tariff law
about the plain and infamous repudia
tion of your party's platform pledge to
revise the tariff in the interests of
And you can not put us off with
flights of eloquence with the old flag
as a basis.
Toe the mark. Senator Burkett!
while the season is at its height we
are scaling - prices our well-known
standard of quality is not lowered.
the suits we are selling at $16,40
are of standard make. They are the
best possible clothes, hand-tailored, of
finest imported woolens, formerly ex
treme values at
t lmpoiieu wooiens, loirneiiy ex
te values at gt t i s
Suits Aortn up to
Suits Worth up to Off! flfl
$20.0C , now ..... OiU.UU
All Men's Straw and Panama Hats One-Half price
All Men's Odd Trousers on sale at One-Fifth Off
All Dr.Diemel linen mesh underwear One- Third Off
50c balbriggan underwear 39c
50c poros knit underwear -. 39c
50c fancy lisle hosiery 39c
geLyr BOY'S WASH SUITS
the pretty wash suits on sale at $1.29 axe the best
styles of the season there s many
handsome colors and patterns, all
sizes, values up to $3, sale price
GOOD CLOTHES MERCHANTS
itaL The writers state that they have
read in their local papers that Lin
coln is an exceedingly prosperous
city and stands in need of more
workers. The chief executive will
look the situation over before an
swering the inquiries. Lincoln Even
We have full confidence in Mayor
Love's willingness to do the right
thing, provided he sees the thing
rightly. With this confidence in
Mayor Love's honesty of purpose The
Wageworker would beg leave to give
him a litUe friendly advice.
In looking over the situation as it
concerns the labor market, Mr. Mayor,
do not take the word of contractors
who want to increase the supply of
labor to such an extent that undue
competition will bring down the
Don't take the word of employers
who are Making this method of op
posing the demands of the trade un
ions for a living wage and decent
If you want to know the real facts,
get out among the workers and get
the facts first hand. We feel sure
that your mental horizon will be en
larged by a little close contact with
he men who work for wages. And
we feel equally sure that if you will
make your observations on this sub
ject from the standpoint of the
worker, and not from the standpoint
of the employer, you will endorse The
Wageworker's claim that there is no
demand for the importation into Lin
coln of more labor, "skilled and un
WHERE TO SEEK INFORMATION
Mayor Love has received several
letters, two from Kentucky and one
from Ohio, asking what the chances
are for jobs for tradesmen and un
skilled workers at the Nebraska cap-
right thing by themselves, however.
they will have a big parade, and a
solid one, on the Tuesday after the
first Monday in November, 1910.
That's when we elect another con
gress, and a legislature that will elect
a successor to Senator Elmer J. Bur
The workingman who wants to buy
a carpet for his little cottage nnds
it taxed 66.72 per cent by the Payne
tariff law. The rich trust magnate
who wants to buy some paintings and
statuary finds the tax to be but 20
Haters of organized labor ordered
Raymond Robins out of Pittsburg,
claiming that he was a "disturber."
The Wageworker will give a million
dollars in cash for a photograph of
Raymond Robins obeying that order.
Mr. Harriman has nriiiions of
money and controls thousands of miles
of railroad. But he hasn't got a good
digestion and a cancer of the stomach
is making him lose interest in his
The wool and cotton stockings of
the workingman's wife pay a heavier
tax than the silk stockings of the
trust magnate s wife. 'The tariff is
a benefit to the workingman!" Rats
The best paid labor in the carpet
mills receive from 20 to 22 cents an
hour, yet carpet manufacturers are
protected by the tariff to the extent of
66.72 per cent. Union bricklayers re
ceive from 60 to 70 cents per hoar,
and there is absolutely no protective
tariff on the bricklayers. What's the
answer. Senators Burkett and Brown?
We heartily endorse Secretary
Whitten's demand for a better sys
tem of street lighting. .IT we had it
right, now perhaps Secretary Whitten
could get a better -view of the real
If you don't believe the tariff Is a
tax, just watch the pritfrs of the
things you have to buy.
There will be no parade in Lincoln
on Labor Day. If the workers do the
The politicians who imagine that
the enactment of the Payne tariff law
will have the effect of putting a stop
to tariff agitation, merely write them
selves down as economic asses.
Labor Day in Lincoln win be a
great day for labor if you will come
forward and do your part.
trim on the tariff onestion and vote
to suit Aldrich. This reminds us
that Nebraska's two senators were
not. annoyed by noisy greetings from
the hoi polloi.
Get ready for Labor Day!
THE STATE FEDERATION.
Secretary Hart Says Local Unions Are
Rapidly Coming In.
Secretary Frank Hart of the Ne
braska Federation of Labor, reports
that the locals throughout the state
are coming into the fold in a most
gratifying manner. Already some
thirty unions are affiliated, and are
reporting every day. Within a couple
of weeks Secretary Hart will have
printed copies of the constitution of
the Federation, and each local union
will be supplied with copies. In the
meanwhile, if your union has not yet
affiliated, get busy. Omaha Western
Maybe you can fool a lot of the
working men into believing that the
Payne tariff is revision downward, but
vou can't make their wives believe it.
If" you fail to hear Mary E. Mc
Dowell when she comes to Lincoln
you are going to miss an opportunity
of a lifetime.
Here's hoping you will get right and
be right at the Labor Day picnic by
appearing in union made garments and
smoking union made cigars and tobacco.
Mary E. McDowell at St Paul's M.
E. church, Sunday evening, Septem
ber 5. Yon are invited to hear her.
Senator Cummins of Iowa received
an ovation when he returned to Des
Moines. . But Senator Cummins didn't
Brief Bits of News Picked Up Here
Dancing at Capital Beach on the
evening of Labor Day.
There are more than 5,034 local
unions of farmers in Texas.
The Iron Moiders Cnion in Dallas.
Texas, has been reorganized.
Job printers in Chattanooga. Tenn,
have received a raise from $ 1 6.50 to
$18 per week of eight hours.
After negotiating for eight months
the printers and publishers in Fort
Worth, Texas, have signed contracts.
The Brooklyn Publishing company
and Flannburg Mirror company. New
York, have been granted the union
The eight-hour law of Oklahoma ap
plying to public works has been held
constitutional by the State Court of
The Burlington. la Typographical
Union signed a new wage scale with
the newspaper employers, securing an
increase of $2 per week.
The Southern California. Printing
company, one of the largest plants
Sunday evening, September 5. " Her
topic will be "The Helpless in lad en
try and every working woman snood
bear her. Everybody invited.
Frank P. Hart, secretary -treasurer
of the Nebraska State Federation of
Labor, was in Lincoln last Friday,
attending to Federation business.
East Chicago has a woman paper
banger and painter in Mrs. Bete Brad
ford, who for ten years has supported
herself and a family at this oeewpn-
The Cincinnati Publishers Associa
tion has signed an agreement for ftve
years. The wages agreed to are $2S
per week for night work and $ 25 for
So great has become the demand
for the Union Label on mineral water
in Brooklyn. N. Y.. that the bosses
sent an invitation to the mineral
water makers union for a conference
The Italian lime burners at Rock
land. N. Y.. went on strike for an in
crease from $1.50 to $1-85 per day.
and free and independent American
scabs went to work in their places for
Only one mere meeting of the
Labor Day committee Friday even
ing of next week, at the labor com
missioner's office. Be there if yon
have been selected to represent J out
An agreement has been readied
with the John A. Blutach Printing
company, of Rochester, X. Y. Tbi
firm has for several years done mMB
of the printing for the breweries fn
The B01 Posters of the city of Bos
ton, Mass.. who were on strike for
three weeks for an increase in wages
and better working conditions against
the Donnelly company of that city,
have been successful in their strike,
winning a complete victory.
The Allied Printing Trades Council
in Cincinnati wanted a desk, and they
ran all over town trying to get one.
They were unsuccessful in tJeir
search, bat still insisted on the labeL
and therefore had one made to order
at the Cincinnati Batchers' Supply Cat
That's unionism for yon, and the right
Charles A. Sumner, vice presMni
of the International Stereotypecs and
Eiectrotypers Union, of Kansas City,
was a welcome caller at The Wage
worker shop early in the week, Mr.
outside the fold in Los Angeles, has Sumner is on an organizing uwr of
been added to the union list. ' the northwest, and expects to be in
Be sure and hear Miss Mary E. Lincoln again in a few weeks to
McDowell at St. Paul's M. E. church -ginger np" the boy her.
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