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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (Oct. 9, 1909)
FAIR BARBER 8H0PS.
You Will Find tha Union Card In the
When you onter a barber shop, see
that the union shop card Is in plain
sight before you get into the chair.
It the card is not to be seen, go else
where. The union shop card is a
guarantee of a cleanly shop, a smooth
shave or good hair-cut, 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, Koyal Hotel.
A. L. Kimmerer, Lindell Hotel.
C. A. Green, 120 North Eleventh.
C. A. Green, 1132 O.
E. A. Wood, 1206 O.
Chaplin & Ryan, 129 North Twelfth.
E. C. Evans. 1121 P. 1
Bert Sturm, 116 South Thirteenth.
J. B. Raynor, 1501 O.
Muck & Barthelman, 122 South
J. J. Simpson, 922 P.
Frank Malone, Havelock.
C. A. Hughart, Havelock.
UNION PRINT SHOPS.
Prlnterles 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
ber of the label used by each Bhop:
Jacob North & Co., No. 1.
Chas. A. Simmons, No. 2.
Frele 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. 8.
Wood Printing Co., No. 9.
Searle Publishing Co., No. 10.
Kuhl Printing Co., No. 25.
- George Brothers, No. 11.
McVey, No. 12.
Lincoln Herald, No. 14.
New Century Printers, No. 17.
Gllllspie & Phillips, No. 18.
Herburger, The Printer, No. 20.
Photographer 1127 O Street
la making a Special low price ou Photos thin
Dr. R. L. BE1MTLEY
Office Hours 1 to 4 p. m.
ffOoe 2118 O St. Both Phone
ROOM 202, BURR BLK.
BELLea! LINCOLN) NEB.
Wage workers, Attention
We have Money to Loan
on Chattels. Plenty of it,
too. Utmost secrecy.
KELLY & NORRIS
lag So. Ilth St.
DISEASES OF WOMEN
All rectal diseases such as
Piles, Fistulae, Fissure and Rec
tal Ulcer treated scientifically
DR. J. R. HAGGARD, Specialist.
Office, Richards Block.
WILL M. MAUPM. EDITOR
Published Weekly at 137 No. 14th
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Entered as second-class matter April
il, 1904, at the postofflce at Lincoln,
Veb., under the Act of Congress ol
Vlarch 3rd, 1879.
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MINISTERS MAKE BAD BREAK.
Elsewhere In this issue we reprint
an editorial recently appearing in the
Omaha Examiner, and relating to an
action taken by the Omaha Minis
terial association relative to the Weet
railway strike in that city. When the
strike started the matter was consid
ered by the Ministerial Association of
Omaha, a body made up there, as in
Lincoln, of Protestant and evangelical
churches. The Omaha ministers fa
vored arbitration, of course, and if
they had stopped there all might have
been well. But they went to the
length of advocating the "open shop."
And that is right where the Omaha
ministers not only showed their ignor
ance of industrial -conditions, but ex
posed their lack of logic and reason
ing. The same condition regarding
churches that the Omaha ministers
demand in the industrial field would
wreck the churches in short order. In
order to understand this claim it
should be remembered that the term
"open shop" is a misnomer; it should
be "non-union shop." The so-called
"open shop" is really closed, and the
so-called "closed shop" is open to any
workingman who will subscribe to
certain fundamentals and carry his
share of the burden of maintaining
conditions prevailing in that shop.
The church is a "closed shop" along
identically the same lines. Any at
tempt to conduct a church along the
lines demanded by the advocates of
the so-called "open shop" would soon
result in church failure. In order to
become a member of a church, the
Methodist, for instance, the would-be
member must subscribe to certain ar
ticles of faith in other words take
upon himself a form of obligation.
That is what a man must do in order
to become a member of a union. The
church member is obligated to bear
his share of the burden of maintain
ing the organization; the union mem
ber is obligated to the same thing.
Would the Methodist church allow a
non-member to participate in its coun
cils, take part in formulating the busi
ness policies of the church, occupy
time at business, prayer and class
meetings and partake of all the bene
fits of the organization without putting
up a penny to help the work along?
The Methodist ministry is a "union
ministry" in that the minister has to
go through certain well-known forms
in order ,to secure permission to
preach. That permission of the Meth
odist minister is the same thing as a
working card to a union member.
Would the Methodist ministers of
Omaha recognize the so-called "open
shop 'to the extent of allowing any
man who so desired to occupy the
Methodist pulpit regardless of his edu
cation and wholly without ordination?
Not in a thousand years. Yet Metho
dist ministers of Omaha sat in that
association meeting and demanded
that workingmen do what the minis
ters themselves would not do. The
tightest "union shop" in the world is
the Protestant Episcopal church. The
trades unions insist that a man who
receives the benefits of the union
must take the obligation and pay his
share of the expense. The Protestant
Episcopal minister must take an obli
gation, and it must be given by some
one in the line of apostolic succession.
No matter what your qualifications
might be, you couldn't become an
Episcopal minister by any means
whatever other than the rigid rules
laid down by the church. Yet the men
themselves who belong to this "union
shop" ministry, and men who sub
scribe to that particular . faith, de
mand that workingmen do what they
themselves will not do.
The Omaha Ministerial Association
by that one blunder, has done more
to break down the growing feeling of
relationship between the unions and
the churches than can be repaired in
a decade. They have aroused an old
antagonism that was slowly vanishing
under the teaching of men like Stelzle
and Balch. Fraternal delegates sent
from central labor unions will not
longer feel impelled to attend the
meetings of an association that goes
on record as favoring what must, in
the very nature of things, result iti
the destruction of trades unions if car
ried out as outlined.
We humbly suggest to the Minis
terial Association of Omaha that it
rescind its resolution, and then pro
ceed to a careful study of the objects
and aims of the trades unionists of
the country. We opine that the mem
bers of that association acted through
ignorance. Certainly it would be more
to their credit to admit ignorance than
to go on record as knowingly favoring
a policy that would undo all) that
trades unionism has accomplished for
the workers of the world a beneficial
work that the church has signally
failed to perform.
OFF ON THE WRONG FOOT.
Personally The Wageworker does
not care a rap whether Police Judge
Risser succeeds himself, or whether
Minor S. Bacon is effected. It counts
both men as friends, and it could be
"happy with either were t'other dear
charmer away." But it is frank to
admit that it believes that Mr. Bacon
has made a bad start. This humble
little labor paper does not believe that
justice should be measured by either
the "wet" or the "dry" standard. It
should be meted out "according to the
statutes in such cases made and pro
vided." The Wageworker is not wholly In
sympathy with some of the decisions
handed down by Police Judge Risser
in excise cases, believing that they
are subversive of personal rights
(mark you, it does not say "personal
liberty"). But that is a matter easily
remedied by appeal to higher courts.
To make a capaign on the issue of de
ciding cases of law according to pop
ular sentiment is abhorrent to this
labor paper. If a law is bad it should
be repealed; if an ordinance is bad it
should be repealed; if an excise rule
is bad, it should be so declared after
judicial hearing in the court of final
If Mr. Bacon wants to make the
race for police judge on the ground
that he is better fitted for the office
than Mr. Risser, The Wageworker will
listen to his claim and decide accord
ing to the evidence. If Mr. Risser
seeks re-election on the ground that
he is better fitted for the place than
Mr. Bacon, The Wageworker will lis
ten to his side of the case and en
deavor to reach a calm and unbiased
conclusion. But here and now The
Wageworker wants it understood that
if these rival candidates are going to
claim support because they believe
this way or that way on certain excise
matters, then a plague on both their
houses. The Wageworker will sup
port neither under those circumstances.
The Omaha Street Railway Co. re
fused to pay good men decent wages,
but It did pay double wages to thieves,
thugs and porchclimbers, and then
turned around and paid a big bonus
to lickspittles, turncoats, limber-spines
and yellow-streaked timeservers who
are afraid to look their honest and in
dependent fellows In the face.
Judge Good, democratic candidate
for justice of the supreme court, was
the first district judge in Nebraska to
live up to his oath of office. From the
time he took a seat on the district
bench until the present day he has
not used a railroad pass. Before his
time every district judge in Nebraska
violated his solemn obligation by ac
cepting corporation favors.
The Wageworker is going to vote
for John J. Sullivan and B. F. Good
for justices of the supreme court
That much is certain if he is able to
get to the polls on election day. Two
better men could not be found in the
state and they are both right on the
We'd rather be an Omaha street
railway striker out of a job than one
of the lily-livered lickspittles that re
ceived that $10 a day bonus for help
ing the street railway company fasten
itself upon the throats of honest workingmen.
People who point the finger of scorn
at Lincoln because it is what they call
a "dry town" ought to get wise to the
volume of water In Traction Co. stock.
That makes Lincoln one of the "wet
test" towns In the country.
The socialist candidate for sheriff in
Douglas county is a true blue union
man. If the unionists of Douglas
county do their duty he will be the
next sheriff of that county.
County Attornew Tyrrell has tapped
the Lincoln Traction Co., and if the
company fails to stop the leak there
is going to be a tug shrinkage.
The Traction Co. seems ready to go
to any length in order to escape pay
ing its taxes like other people.
County Attorney Tyrrell has given
the Traction Co. officials something
more to worry about.
By the way, who'n thunder is run
ning for county office, anyhow?
Emil Brandies of Omaha ought to
be fined for missing the mark.
Workingmen must hang together or
used to be the town marshal in the
Iowa village where Mr. Wattles lived.
Query : Does Mr. Wattles favor Chief
Donahue's retention because he is
such an efficient chief, or because
Donahue knows a lot about certain
things that happened in that Iowa vil
lage many years ago? We inquire to
know, as our friend Togo would put it.
The democratic candidate for sheriff
in Douglas county is an employe of
the Omaha Street Railway Co., and
hs vouldn't stand with his fellow em
ployes in a demand for better condi
tions. What the union men of Doug
las county should do to Bolan will be
a plenty if they only do it.
In spite of what the Business Men's
association of Omaha has done to
knock out trades unions, there are a
lot of .unionists in Lincoln who object
to their unions supporting the only
labor paper between Omaha and Den
ver. Unionism of that brand deserves
the raps it gets.
Chief of Police Donahue of Omaha
A TRIBUTE TO NEBRASKA.
(Continued from Page 1.)
"Of course we had grasshoppers and
drouths and chinchbugs In our earlier
years, but every one of us knows that
we are better off for having had
measles and mumps and chickenpox
in our boyhood days. Nebraska has
survived all the infantile diseases that
afflict a young state in the making,
and today our commonwealth stands
out as the guidon to which all her
sister states 'right dress' in the parade
before the nations of the world.
"I have spoken of our material re
sources; let me now speak of some
thing else. The mathematicians have
figured out that the center of popula
tion of this republic is near Muncie,
Indiana. They have figured out that
the geographical center of the United
States and her possessions is some
where on the broad bosom of the Pa
cific two thousand miles west of the
Golden Gate. The scientists who
study the mental, moral and physical
development of the human race hrive
figured out the development of this
age along those lines, and they have
discovered at last what we Nebraskans
have known all the time, that, the
center of the world's best manhood
and womanhood, the center of the
age's greatest development along men
tal, moral and physical lines, it lo
cated within a few miles of the pros
perous little city of Hastings, which
is very near the center of Grand
"Mr. Toastmaster, in the brief time
at my command I have endeavored to
give you an inkling of what our splen
did state really is. All this is not
the output of the irresponsible and
irrepressible press agent or the- writer
of ads. for cure-all prepartions of the
patent brand. The Lincoln Ad Club,
of which I am a charter member, has
adopted as its fundamental principle
the insistent demand that all the ad
vertising written by its members shall
be honest; that every advertisement
put forth by its members shall be
backed up by the goods, the price and
the service. That, I am informed, is
also the basic principle of this mag
nificent Ad Club of St. Joseph. Ear
be it from me, then, to depart one
jot or tittle from this beneficent prin
ciple. This is np Rears-Sawbuck cata
logue sort of publicity that I am giv
ing you it is the gospel truth, written
in the calm and serene repose of an
evening cooled by the balmy breezes
that continually blow across our fertile
Nebraska plains and hills. If there
should be in all this goodly company
one doubting Nathaniel let me quote
the language of Simon Peter and say,
'Come and see!' And when you come
we'll show a great state, a state
whose present greatness is unrealized
even by the most enthusiastic Ne
braskan, and whose future possibili
ties are too vast for mortal mind to
grasp. We'll welcome you with a
hospitality that knows neither metes
nor bounds, and make you feel so
thoroughly at home that Governor
Hadley will have to ask Governor
Shallenberger for writs of extradition
in order to get you back.
"Would that I had the harp of an
Apollo and the voice of a Homer that
I might sing in fitting phrase the
praises of Nebraska. Would that I
had the eloquence of a Cicero or a
Demosthenes that I might paint for
your delectation eloquent word pic
tures of our beloved commonwealth.
Not being the possessor of any of
these attributes I can but tell In halt
ing phrase of the proud young com
monwealth whose star adds lustre to
the azure of the Nation's flag and
whose history records the greatest
epoch in all the vast expanse of time.
An empire wrought by willing hands
From wasted stretch of desert lands,
You offer wealth to those who toil.
Your richest meed of treasure yields
To those who till thy fertile fields;
The smile of God is on thy soil
The first annual convention of the
Canadian Federation of Labor will
open in Ottawa on September 28.
are the only kind worth while
are the only kind you'll find here
One Important Fact v
; about our store is
that you can get anything you want in clothes, pro
vided you want something good. We have suit and
overcoat styles for every taste , colors, patterns,
weaves, models that satisfy all comers ; always up to
the latest minute in style. Your appearance will be
a credit to you under all circumstances, among any
bunch of fellows, if you get your clothes here. An
other important fact about this store is that you get
more for your money here than anywhere else;
there's at least twenty-five per, cent more actual
value in Armstrong clothes than you'll get at any
other store anywhere else in town.
Suits, Overcoats, Raincoats
$10, $12.50, $15, $18, $20,
$22.50, $25, $27.50, $30,
$35 and $40,
Every day's a big day in our Boys' and Chil
dren's Department. Exceedingly strong values
are offered here this week
Suits at $6.50, worth $8.50
Fine all wool fabrics, handsome patterns, plenty of
the new grays and blues. These are hand-tailored
suits; the coats have hair cloth and linen canvas
fronts; the trousers are lined throughout and will
last twice as long as ordinary trousers. Anywhere
else such suits would be priced at the least
$8.50 here in splendid variety, priced at P0.5U
This Week, Sale of Boys' Band Waists, 50c
values specially priced
Sweatersbig values--$1.00. These are the big
Jacket Sweaters the boys want; the right colors,
grays, reds, blues; sizes 26 to 34; extra &
values at pl.UU
.00 and $1.50 straight Trousers on sale at.
Gaod Clothes Merchants
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