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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (Sept. 18, 1909)
A LIVE DELEGATE.
R. L. McBrida Will Represent Lin
coln Barbara at Milwaukee.
Th local Barbers Union will be
represented at the Milwaukee con
vention or "live wire- In the per
son or R. U McBride. The conten
tion, which is the first in five years,
meets next month, and it will have
a lot of Important business to trans
act. Among other things will be
the matter of establishing a home.
"Mac has filled several offices in
the local union, and always with
satisfaction to the rank and file.
There is no doubt he will do the
same thing with the delegateship.
Mr. McBride knows what the bar
bers want and need, and he also
knows what it would be unwise to
demand. He is conservative, but at
the same time in favor of continued
progress, but not at the expense of
organisation I and discipline. The in
dications are that there will be dele
gates who wiH want to take ex
treme acton, but this will not meet
with the approbation of the Lincoln
local, and Mr. McBride may be de
pended upon to represent the wishes
of his constituents.
CENTRAL LABOR UNION.
Wages and Cost of Living Discussed
With Knowledge of Facts.
The meeting of the Central Labor
Union Tuesday evening was made
doubly pleasant by the report of the
committee appointed to investigate
the matter of wages and cost of living.
Rev. Mr. Zenor. fraternal delegate
from the Ministerial Union and pastor
made , the
si siae nristian cnnrcn,- per worker a week. The men for-
report. Rev. Mr. Zenor I merly earned from 114 to SIR a week
spoke Vith knowledge, having spent I but the girls are receiving from S4
several weeks in investigation at first I to $10 a week for doing the same
hand. During this time he gathered I work. The girls are working on drill
figures from craftsmen of the various presses and other operations that the
trades, from laborers without trade men heretofore thought they- alone
and from clerks. This report, as soon could perform. A great feeling of
as it can be amplified and prepared I uneasiness prevails among the men
for publication will be given to the J still employed in the factory lest
press. I they too shall be displaced by the
This report was the first of a series I women.
of investigations undertaken by the
central body. rur weeks nence me I TWO KINDS OF GOVERNMENT.
matter of the Lincoln Traction Co.
"I have come to the conclusion that
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Coat Cuff attaceed. They fit, are comfortable to 1 QA
wear and warranted not to fade, each. "uuw
RAILROAD SPECIAL OVERALLS
U"lftrl flinC are warranted to wear and give per
elUJ UUUC feet satisfaction, per pair 75c, l Af
85c and VlsUU
Ponoll Uorb Shirts .SSS tXl
full cut and made of the best material, ench O U B
17E SELL THE HARDY GLOVE
UNION MADE For down right hard wear this glove
can't be beat. Hardy Work Gloves, SOc, 75c, Sl.OO.
Hardy Driving Gloves, $1, $1.50. KEl'S CEPASTCEIT.
will be aired, a committee now being lfbgn haye oj-y ,wo Qf
actively engaged in gathering some lvernment far
tacts aoout mat corporation. inei , - , , . ,
. , . I namely, thief rule and mob rule.
Labor Day committee reported for I mm ...
I Lmnt2 ( .ft X r Tint tTiis TiTnA
the benefit of the delegates, and pro-1 .. . . . ' , .
; .1 The idea may be Emma Goldman s.
vision was made ror tne payment 01 1 . , . ;
" I but the words are the words of
one or two bills outstanding. - The
committee is able to pay all bills
from the guarantee fund, but owing
to climatic conditions it will be un
able to return the guarantee. The
. . . ,1 rer; and, when you give that up, to
pressing the opinion that their locals ' a f.
Franklin H. Giddings, one of the
leaders in university sociology and a
professor at Columbia University.
i Now, the puzzle it's a double puzzle
is to find Professor Giddings' er-
would not expect a return of the
The "Labor Chautauqua" idea was
presented and discussed freely, and
it was generally agreed that the idea
was good and that it should be car
ried out. However, nothing definite
choose from the two the category of
I the government at Washington.
Thinking may do it The Public,
TRUE TEST OF WAGES.
The number of dollars a man gets
(was decided upon and the delegates s nothinS- t he can buy for
will think it over for a couple of " " " lour
As usual several unions that should nim two Prlces for food and
always be represented were not rep- """""a- conveniences is to
resented at the meeting. reduce his wages. To reduce his
wages one-mira ana cut tne cost or
his living in two is to raise them
American workmen have been fooled
His Dirty I Dy 0113 t"' for. generations. They
oniy Began to see it in tne dazzling
light of the great fortunes oiled no
Rover." the pedigreed Scotch col- under nrotection. These reoresent
lie dog belonging to Richard Manpin. difference between the raise of
was poisoned by some worse than w and tnat of Drices. Duluth
descendent or canine progenitors last Lap,,,. World.
Wednesday night. The splendid ani-
A DIRTY TRICK.
Dog Poisoner Gets In
Work and Kills Scotch Collie.
his work. His fellow shoers took cog
nizance of the matter and "doubled
up" in their work to such an extent
that they not only took care of their
own work, but performed his. As a
result the pay envelope gladdened
the sick member's house hold by its reg
ular appearance. This is another trick
that these "anarchistic union men"
are always pulling off when they see
The constitutionality of the Na
tional Employers Liability Act of 1908
has been upheld in a case decided by
Judge Trieber in the Eastern District
of Arkansas, namely, the case of Wat
son. Administratrix, vs. St. Louis,
Iron Mountain & San Francisco Rail
Anticipating a court order seques
trating its funds pending the trial of
the suit for damages begun by the
newspapers of Stockholm in connec
tion with the recent strike, the Swed
ish compositors' union has transferred
all its possessions to private hands.
conditions will remain as at preerats
though a few changes were agreed
to on working conditions.
The Cap Makers Union in Cin
cinnati, which was disbanded some
time ago, has been reorganized.
William E. Keller. Brooklyn, has
been elected president of the Na
tional Association of Letter Carriers.
Chicago Malsters Association has
locked out 15 union malsters and
malt elevator men because the twi
want the 8-hour day.
CONVENTIONS OF 1909.
A LITTLE PROUD.
theP daylight store
1127 O Street
mal d!ed Thursday morning after I BEATRICE PRINTERS ORGANIZE.
making a hard struggle for life. At t 1)rinters of Beatrice have re-
the last moment he wagged his tail organized their union and it is re-
when his little master sought to com- ported that every eligible craftsman
tort mm. I save one has become a member Thp
There must be something radically foiiowinir officers have lun wti-
wrong with the make-up of a man I M M Fark president; B. F. Robison.
that would poison a kindly colHe. 1 rice president; Miss Imogene Shafer,
"Rover" was only a year ana a nau recording secretary; A. G. Nelson,
old, but he took care of his little secretary-treasurer; John J. Preiffer,
master and the master's baby sister sergeant at arms; M. M. Falfc, B. F.
with tender solicitude. He never Robison and John J. Preiffer, execu-
harmed human or beast. The editor I tlve committee.
of The Wageworker will pay $10 for
proof that wfll convict the guilty WANTED, A BLACKSMITH.
party, ana promises uiai uie uw n i l ne aeputy la Dor commissioner
not be resorted to In order to secure I knows a 4 growing country town of
punishment for the dirty criminal. I L200 people where, a first-class black
The editor will attend to that part l smith is wanted. If there is anv
of it himself.
will gi SO per cent off on Photos for a limited length of time. Come quick and
such who reads this and wants the
location, let him call np the labor
commissioner's office. Bell 623, or
FARMERS AND MERCHANTS
15th and O
Hi I mii Him mil ffitnt niViti rT rM n j- - -" '
wk wkl yoa to com in and w d Ml you story of the yonng
wR. .sMi ttu a Mt aad his habit woo a oosition for him. W know
ar Bay imodI who would Uko to know abont tais bat who are unable
1 a Dm baak.ao waafcall U tb Btorj brtody. beginouiK next weok.
THE EAST O STREET BANK
Start Off After the Summer Season
With Conditions Satisfactory.
The Musicians Union has arrived
An appeal to the supreme court of
at what is practically the end of the I the state of Illinois win be taken by
summer season, and they feel pretty I Edgar T. Da vies, chief of the state
good over the way things have been I department of factory inspection, in
during the summer. Business has lease the Illinois Manufacturers' asso-
been good, and musically everything I ciation succeeds in obtaining an in-
has been "closed shop." The winter 1 junction restraining the enforcement
season, now about to begin, promises I of the new ten-hour law. for women.
to be one of the best in recent years.
B. F. Kendrick. who has been sec re- I DEMANDS INVESTIGATION.
tary of the Musicians Union for some I Secretary Morrison of the American
time, has resigned because of press of I Federation of Labor, made request
other business, and is succeeded by I upon the department of commerce
Mr. Thornburg. Mr. Kendrick made aland labor to investigate the condition
splendid secretary and the local loses 1 under which men are working for the
his services with much regret. I Pressed Steel Car Company at Mc-
Kees Rocks, Pa.
And Somewhat Swelled Up Over Com
ments on That Labor Day Issue.
The Wageworker force feels just a
litle proud over the appearance of
The Wageworker's Labor Day issue.
If ever anything finer in the way of a
labor paper has been issued in this
neck of the woods we have failed to
see it. It is something pretty good
for a labor paper to get out an edi
tion of forty-four pages, well filled
with advertising from reputable busi
ness firms and good union doctrine.
The business end of the edition may
be taken as an index of the good will
existing toward this little labor paper.
It has made & place for itself In the
newspaper field, and it is recognized
as an advertising medium of worth.
And especially pleasing to the editor
are the words of commendation that
have ccme from broad-minded, unsel
fish nnion men who are alwayready
to give a kind word as well as a help
Nor can the editor dismiss the sub
ject without saying a word for the
splendid mechanical force of the
Western Newspaper Union. Every
man on the job tooi a personal inter
est in getting the big issue out on
time and in a way that would reflect
credit upon the paper as well as upon
the mechanical force of that big in
stitution. Every bit of the mechanical
work upon the Labor Day issue was
performed between Monday noon and
Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock and
that's going some. We're prepared to
wager a four-dollar dog against a
couple of two-dollar cats that there
isn't another mechanical force of sim
ilar size in the country that can get
out more and better work than the
union printers, pressmen and stereo
typers connected with the Lincoln
branch of tie Western Newspaper
But here and now The Wageworker
serves notice that the Labor Day edi
tion of 1910 win be a whole lot better
and bigger than the 1909 edition.
Where and When the Clans
Gather to Boost the Cause
September 20, . , Trav
elers Goods and Leather Novelty
Workers International Union of
September 20, Minneapolis. Mimx,
International Association of Brldte
and Structural Iron Workers.
October 4, Milwaukee, Wis, Interna
tional Union of Shipwrights, Joiner j.
Caulkers, Boat Builders and Ship Cab
inet Makers of America.
October 4, Toronto, Oat, Ama&s-
mated Association of Street and Bee
trie Railway Employes of Amerk.
October 5, Milwaukee. Wm, Jour
neymen Barbers International CnJoa
October 19, Detroit, Mlchu, Interna
tional Association of Car Workers.
October 19, Charlotte, N. O, Unite
Textile Workers of America.
November 8, Toronto, Csa, Ameri
can Federation of Labor.
November 29, New York. N. Y, In
ternational Seamen's Union.
December 8. Indianapolis, Ind In
ternational Alliance of Bin Posters ft
FAIR BARBER SHOPS.
PAINTERS AND DECORATORS.
EVERY SHOE UNION MADE" HERE
$3.50 a $4
A3 Et""FC3 KEI"-AU Itw
12th & P Sts.
MICHIGAN NINE-HOUR LAW.
Business Holding Up Well After an I After September 1 it win be unlaw
Unusually Good Season. I ful for women to work in any factory,
The Painters. Panerhangers and I shoD or store in Michigan more than
Decorators' Union in Lincoln reports nine hours per day, or fifty-four hours
business "pretty good." Ordinarily in any week- The law was passed by
this is well in the dull season, but the ,ast legislature and wfll force a
Ithinrc h been rusbine in their ""nber of stores to give their clerks
line for many months, and the inddica- weeauay nair-nouoay.
tions are good for a fair run of work
few weeks ago a member of
You Will Find the Union Card in the
When yon enter a barber shop, see
that the union shop card Is is plats
sight before yon get Into the chair.
If the card is not to be seen, go else
where. The union shop card is s
guarantee of a cleanly shop, s smooth
shave or good hair-cnt, and courteous
treatment. The following barber
shops are entitled to the patronage of
George Petro, 1010 O.
J. J. Simpson, 1001 O.
George Shaffer, Lincoln Hotel.
C. B. Ellis, Windsor Hotel.
D. S Crop, Capital HoteL
M. J. Roberts, Royal HoteL
A. Ia. Kimmerer, Lindell HoteL
C A. Green, 120 North Eleven th.
C A. Green, 1132 O.
E A. Wood, 1206 O.
Chaplin & Ryan, 129 Notts Twelfth.
E. C. Evans. 1121 P.
Bert Sturm. 116 Sooth Thirteenth.
J. B. Raynor, 1501 O.
Mnck tc. Barthelman, 123 Son tit
J. J. Simpson, 922 P.
Frank M alone, Havelock.
C A. Hnghart, Havelock.
PRESSMEN PURCHASE HOME.
The International Pressmen's Union
has purchased the Hale Springs prop
erty in Hawkins county, Tennessee,
sixty miles east of Knoxville, and will
establish there a national home for
aged and disabled pressmen. The
property includes a hotel and 1,100
acres, with four mineral springs.
UNION PRINT SHOPS.
for a long time to come. Of course, a
great deal depends upon the weather.
The summer season was one of the I the Hcrseshoers Union was taken
sick: and unable to attend to his
best in the history of the local organ
lization. Evry union man had steady
work, and considerable overtime was I m
secured, xne memnersnip ot tne tocai
was increased, and several firms
"squared" at very little expense of
time or money. As a whole the situa
tion has been gratifying to the organ
Bits of News Picked and Pilfered
From Many Sources.
The smoking pipe makers in
Greater New York have organized a
A two years" wage agreement, be-S-rning
October 1. was signed be
tween the United States Potters'- As
sociation and the National Brother
hood of Operative Potters. Wage
Printeries That Are Entitled to Us
the Allied Trade Label.
Following is s list of the prtstisaT
offices in Lincoln that are en titled1
to the use of the Allied Printing
Trades label, together with tse nvm
ber of the label nsed by each shop?
Jacob North Jb Co, No. 1.
Chas. A. Simmons. No. 2.
Freie Presse. No. X.
Woodruff-Collins. No. 4.
Graves Jc Payne, No. 5.
State Printing Co, No. 6.
Star Publishing Co No. T.
Western Newspaper Union, No. S
Wood Printing Co., No. 9.
Searle Publishing Co No. 10.
Kuhl Printing Co.. No. 23.
George Brothers, No. II-
McVey, No. 12:
Lincoln Herald, No. 14.
New Century Printers. No. 17.
Gillispie Ml Phillips. No. IS.
Herbnrger, The Printer, No. 2ft.
Der FOger, No. 23.
HiwHsf- I met and a7infrc rsnnir o
Owned by Stockholders of the First National Bank
THE VANK FOR THE WAGE-EARNED
INTEREST PAID AT FOUR PER CENT
Tenth and O Streets Lincoln, Nebraska
The Lincoln Wageworker and the
Council Bluffs Times exceeded The
Laborer in their Labor Day editions,
hut we' are not jealous. We are
pleased with our success and glory
in the success of Maupin and Gilki-
son. Omaha Western Laborer.
WOMEN DISPLACE MEN.
Subscribe Now, $ 1
200 Work for Smith-Premier Co. at
$10 Less Per Week.
The Smith-Premier Typewriter
Company of Syracuse, N. has re
cently begun substituting women for
men in many of their departments.
Already about 200 women have dis
placed men. with a differenca in
wage rate amounting to about $10
Announcement to Men
Our Line of Fall Clothing is ready for your
inspection. All that you like in a suit
Style, Quality, Fit and Workmanshipwill
be found in the new line. Don't wait until
you are ready to buy, come in any time
and let .us show what you wants in the
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