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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (Aug. 28, 1909)
ADE IN LINCOLN
iE BY FRIENDS
EFT IN LINCOLN
J No better flour sold on the Lincoln market.
Every sack warranted. We want the trade of
Union men and women, and we aim to deserve it.
If your grocer doss not handle Liberty- Flour, 'phone
us and we will attend to it. Ask your neighbor
how she likes Liberty Flour. We rely on the
recommendation of those who use it
H. 0. BARBER & SON
LABOR DAY IN OMAHA.
Will Be Big Enough to Lap Over for a
Couple of Days.
Labor Day in Omaha will be such
a big affair that it will be necessary
to take three days in -which to proi
erly celebrate it- The Omaha unions
decided by an overwhelming rote not
to parade this year, but to confine
their efforts to making it an educa
tional as. well as a social affair. Labor
Day will be celebrated by a big picnic
at Cortland Beach, and there will be
speakers of national prominence.
Tuesday evening there will be an
other social gathering at the Beach.
and Miss Mary E. McDowell of Chi
cago will be one of the sneakers.
Wednesday evening still another big
social time will be enjoyed, and the
speakers will be Judge Lee Estelle
and Deputy Labor Commisisoner
committee in charge of Oma
ha's celebration is working overtime
to make the three-day affair a huge
success, and the indications are now
that it will be one of the biggest and
best ever pulled off in this section of
the industrial vineyard.
expects, however, to open with an
increased force about September 1.
A lot of men who are trying to
make easterners believe that there is
scarcity of labor in Lincoln con
tinue to smoke tenement made cigars
shipped in from the east, while Lin
coln cigarniakers are walking the
streets, waiting for a demand for
their services. Wouldn't that jar you?
1 GREEN GVBLESI
$ The Dr. Benj. F. Baily Sanatorium
Lincoln, Nebraska g
$ : . I
g For nou-contasjious chrorie diseases. Largest,
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g lest equipped, most beautifully furnished.
HELP US TO HELP YOU
SUIT TO YOUR ORDER
More $15.00 Less
FIT GUARANTEED AT THE
The Laboringman's Friend
133 SouthjThirteenth Street, Lincoln, Nebraska.
J. H. M. MULLEN, CUTTER AND MGR.
NEBRASKA'S SELECT HARD-WHEAT FLOUR
Wilbur and DeWitt Mills
LITTLE HATCHET FLOUfi
RYE FL0V9 A SPECIALTY
Roll Vlmm aoo. c-tul 145
145 SOUTH 9TH, LINCOLN, NEB.
Your Cigars Should Bear This Label..
It is insurance against sweat shop and
tenement goods, and against disease. ...
THE BUREAU OF LABOR.
National Establishment That Is a Joke
One of our subscribers, who is an
old government employe, seems much
disturbed because of the rumor that
the labor bureau is threatened with
Our good friend is fearful that the
alleged influence of the Civic Federa
tion will wipe out the Labor Bureau
and turn it into a "bureau for the
study of child Hie."
-With all due respect for the feelings
and sentiments of our good friend, we
will say right here that he need not
worry about the labor bureau. It is
a waste of time for him or anybody
else to tell us what the bureau was
created for or what it has done since
it was established. We have been
pretty well in touch with all impor
tant labor events during the past
twenty-five years and among other
things, the work of the labor bureau
has come under out personal observa
tion on numerous occasions.
The labor bureauu was created
through the efforts of organized labor.
but on all important matters its re
ports have been seemingly framed up
to meet the desires of the party in
power, and it is believed hy many
that the bureau has never yet report
ed all the facts gathered by its' agents.
To do so would probably cause trouble
"for the party."
When the late Carroll D. Wright
was succeeded by the present chief,
Dr. Charles P. NeilL we were told
that we were to have a square deal;
that the great problems having a di
rect bearing upon the welfare of the
working people would be investigated
and the facts laid bare so that organ
ized labor and its friends might take
such steps as may be necessary to
effect a remedy for the abuses which
are known to exist.
The record shows that Dr. Neiil has
been chief of the bureau nearly five
years and he has not yet made a re
port of any consequence. The fact
of the matter is. Dr. Neill is nothing
more nor less than a fine type of those
sociological college high-brows who
have wormed their way into active
participation in real labor matters,
and, like most of them, he is unable
to comprehend what he is up against.
We do not say that Dr. Neill is not
a "good fellow. Xot by any means.
If you want a "jolly he is there with
the goods every time. But when it
comes to real labor matters, I think
Dr. Xeill lacks the ability to get at
the core of things. His knowledge
comes from the books. He has not
been up against every -day conditions
that the average workingman has to
contend, with. and. therefore, he can
not understand them.
Dr. Neill is a theorist, pure and sim
ple. He is unable to grasp the things
that have a close relation to the world
ly affairs of workingtnen and? women,
and hence our desire to see him trans
ferred to a position where he can
"study to his heart's content and ex
ploit his knowledge of things em
bryo tic. Washington Trades Unionist.
IN BUTTE, NOT LINCOLN.
Butte. Mont, is said to be the only
city in the country which has at the
same time a free park for the children
and a street railway that provides
free transportation to the park for
them. Now, for goodness sake don't
mention this in the' hearing of the
management of the Lincoln Tractlou
Co. We don't want to see a lot of
eminent gentlemen throwing fits right
at the intersection of Tenth and O
LABOR DAY AT WYMORE.
The union men of Wj-more, includ
ing the railway brotherhoods, are go-
; to celebrate Labor Day in the
good old way. They will have a bi;
picnic and a speaker of more than
local fame, and in addition will have
a fine program of music and sports.
The union spirit is growing down in
that section of the state.
FAIRBURY WILL CELEBRATE.
There is a big and lively bunch of
unionists in Fairbury, and they are
oing to properly observe Labor Day.
They will have a picnic, a couple of
good speakers, a fine musical program
and a list of sporting events that will
be worth going many miles to see.
The editor of this little labor paper
knows a lot of the union men in
Fairbury, and he knows that when
they undertake a thing it is always
pulled off with big success.
CONVENTIONS OF 1909.
Where and When the Clans Will
Gather to Boost the Cause.
September G, Eureka, Humb Co.. Oal
International Brotherhood of Woods
men and Saw Mill Workers.
September . Springfield, Slass., Ta
ble Knife Grinders. National TJnio
September 6, St Louis, Mo, Natiraa!
Federation of Postoffice Clerks.
September 7, Milwaukee, Wis . In
ternationrl Photo-Fngravers Union of
September 9, Boston, Mass., Interna
tional Spinners Union.
September 13, Bostai, Ma?s . Wood,
Wire, and Metal Lathers International
September 13. Denver. Colo., Inter
national Association of Machinists.
September. 13, Klmira, N. Y, Inter
national Hod carriers and Building Lab
orers Union of America.
September 13, Chicago, III., Interna
tional Brick, Tile, and Terra Cotta
September 14, Denver. Colo., Amer
ican Brotherhood of Cement Workers.
September 17, New York, Pocket-
knife Blade Grinders and Finishers In
September 20, , , Trav
elers' Goods and Leather Novelty
Workers' International Union of
September 20, Minneapolis, Minn.
International Association of Bridf
and Structural Iron Workers.
October 4, Milwaukee, Wis., Interna
tional Union of Shipwrights, Joiners.
Caulkers, Boat Builders and Ship Cab
inet Makers of America.
October 4, Toronto. Ont., Amalga
mated Association of Street and Elec
tric Railway Employes of America.
October 5. Milwaukee, Wis, Jour
neymen Barbers' International Union
October 19, Detroit, Mich Interna
tional Association of Car Workers.
October 19, Charlotte, N. C United
Textile Workers of America.
November 8, Toronto, Can., Ameri
can Federation of Labor.
November 29, New York, N. Y., In
ternational Seamen's Union.
December S. Indianapolis, Ind., In
ternational Alliance of Bill Posters of
Business Duller Than Usual, but Indi
Business has been dun enough in
the cigarmaking line for many
months, but it has been duller than
ever for the last month. Two of the
large firms have laid off men for the
purpose of reducing stock, and as a
result several members of the local
union have been forced to seek em
Cinberg is preparing to move to
hands me and well lighted new
quarters in the Wilkinson block. Six
teenth and O streets. In order to avoid
moving more than absolutely neces
sary he has laid off several men. He
UNION PRINT SHOPS.
Printeries That Are Entitled to Usa
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
ber of the label used by each shop:
Jacob North & Co, No. 1.
Chas. A. Simmons, No. 2.
Freie Presse, No. 3.
Woodruff-Collins, No. 4.
Graves & Payne, No. 5.
State Printing Co.. No. 6.
Star Publishing Co, No. 7.
Western Newspaper Union, No. S.
Wood Printing Co, No. 9.
Dairyman Publishing Co, No. 10.
George Brothers, No. 11.
McYey. No. 12.
Lincoln Herald, No. 14.
New Century Printers, No. 17.
Gillispie & Phillips, No. 18.
Herburger. The Printer, No. 20.
Der Pilger, No. 25.
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Admittance to Gle,T 1
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Earned Shoes are Often Made x
in Son-union Factories.
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no matter tchat its name un
less it bears a plain and read
able impression of this Union Stamp.
All Shoes toithout the Union Stamp
are Altcays Non-Union
Do not accept any excuse for the absence of the
BOOT AND SHOE WORKERS' UNION
246 Sumner St, Boston, Mass:
q John F. Tobin, Pres. Chas. L. Baine, Sfcc-Treas. 3
Mr. Inside Man, you have an electric, fan.
How about your good wife? Has she an electric
fan? . Is she still broiling herself and the steaks
over a red-hot coal range? Why not pause and
consider her comfort and convenience a little bit?
If not both electric fan and gas rane
(Set si (Ssls
It will make the kitchen comfortable; it will
save hours and health, and make home happy.
Cheaper than coal and so clean, convenient and
comfortable. We sell the ranges (cash or pay
ments) and furnish the gas. You furnish the
match. And then the housewife is equipped
with labor-saving machinery. Once used, never
abandoned. Ask 5,000 Lincoln women who
.cook with gas.
Lincoln Gas and
Electric Light Co.
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