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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (Oct. 30, 1909)
WILL M. MAUPIN, EDITOR
Published Weekly at 137 No. 14th
St., Lincolr. Neb. One Dollar a Year.
Entered aa second-class matter April
21, 1904, at the postofflce at Uncoln,
Neb., under the Act of Congress of
March 3rd. 1879.
In future The Wageworker will ap
pear under the joint management of
the undersigned and Mr. W. P. Ho
gard, the firm name being Maupin &
Mr. Hogard, who assumes the active
business management of The Wage
worker, is a member of the Typograph
ical Union, and has had considerable
experience in the newspaper publish'
ing business. He has been employed
at the State Journal job rooms for
several months past.
I have felt impelled to take this
step by reason of the many difficulties
that have arisen during the almost six
years The Wageworker has been con
ducted by me. The Wageworker was
established after more than a half-
doxen futile attempts to conduct a
labor paper In Lincoln, and so far as
the records show, this little labor
paper is the only one that lived more
than three or four months. For near
ly six years it has appeared every
week, although at times the outlook
was pretty dark. But there have been
loyal unionists who never faltered in
their support, and The Wageworker
has always managed to surmount the
difficulties that surround it I have
been so busy attending to other du
ties that it has been Impossible for
me to give the business management
the attention it ought to have, and
it has been in the hands of others
who did not, and in the very nature
of things could not, take the interest
that an active unionist and owner
would take. For the Searles Publish'
ing Co., which has had charge of the
business management for the past five
months, I have only the best of feel
ing, and the change here announced is
in no wise due to any fault of that
company. But I believe that the in
terests of The Wageworker, and there
by the Interests of the union move
ment In this community, will be bet
ter served if an active unionist like
Mr. Hogard is interested with me in
the publication of the paper.
To the loyal unions and unionists
who have stood by me during the six
years of The Wageworker's existence
I desire to express my hearty thanks,
and to ask of them a continuance of
that support under conditions that
promise more of benefit to them. For
Mr. Hogard I ask the same kindly
treatment ' that has always been ac
corded to me, and if this shall be the
case Mr. Hogard will have no regrets.
I shall continue to edit The Wage
worker and Mr. Hogard will attend
to the business end of the paper.
1 believe the best promise for the
future will be to recall the past of
The Wageworker. It is first an ex
ponent of trades union principles, and
never a partisan organ. It is, and as
long as I am in editorial charge will
be, entirely free from entangling al
liances, and the only string attached
to it is union made.
With renewed thanks to those who
have been stunch in their support, and
asking a continuance of the same un
der the new conditions, I am, Tours
WILL M. MAUPIN.
I can only repeat what Mr. Maupin
haB said in the above, and then ask
that I receive the hearty support of
union men and women in this com
munity in the measure that I shall
strive to the utmost of my ability to
merit. I am confident that The Wage-
worker can be of material help to the
union men and women. That support
I ask to be continued in the future
In even greater measure than in the
W. P. HOGARD.
THE COUNTY ELECTION.
The seasoned politicians admit that
this Is the most peculiar political cam
paign within their memory. There
is absolutely no excitement, and the
candidates have found it impossible
to arouse any of the old-time excite
ment. This Is a gratifying sign that
the old days of partisan rancor are
gone forever glory be!
The Wageworker has no preferred
candidates for justice of the supreme
court or regents of the state univer
sity. It has only two preferred can
didates for county office, and it cheer
fully admits that its preference for
them is founded on the fact that both
are active members of the unions of
their craft In addition to this both
of them are well qualified and if elect
ed, as they should be, will serve the
people with credit to themselves and
to the satisfaction of. the taxpayers. -Louis
Faulhaber, democratic candi
date for eherifT, is a member of the
Carpenters' Union, and has been an
active worker in the ranks of union
ism for many years.
John Weisman, democratic candidate
for register of deeds, is a member of
the Order of Railway Conductors, and
helped to organize that great order
in 1868. He belongs to that faction
of the membership that favors affilia
tion. Both of these men are entitled to
the support of unionists. More than
that, they are entitled to the support
of all men who want public officers
wno will devote their time and atten
tion to serving the people faithfully
The Wageworker is advocating the
election of these two men because
they are union men who are well qual
ified, not because they are democrats.
It would support them if they were
the republican candidates. Whatever
else it may be, The Wageworker is
not a partisan newspaper. .
If the unionists of Lancaster county
do their full duty next Tuesday, Louis
Faulhaber and John Weisman will be
THE VAPORINGS OF ELIOT.
, Ex-President Eliot is vaporing again.
He would have all trades and labor
unions prohibited by law on various
grounds that he sets forth. The trou
ble with Eliot is that he outlived his
usefulness about thirty years ago. He
is mentally incapable of grasping the
facta of today, and he is living in the
mental atmosphere of a long vanished
yesterday. No one will take seriously
anything that Eliot now sees fit to
say. Rather is he to be looked upon
as a harmless old man whose dodder
ing mind makes him an object of pity
rather than an object to be seriously
considered. It is sad to see a man
once so great mentally still living on
with a mind so atrophied that it can
not grasp present day conditions.
The friends of Eliot, the men who
admire him for the great mind he once
possessed, owe it to him to guard him
zealously from the public, and keep
him in the quiet retirement he has
so well earned but which he is men
tally incapable of seizing for himself.
To allow him to run at large is to
allow him to undo all the work he has
done in the past.
And while Eliot is vaporing against
the unions, the unions are going right
ahead with their great work of bet
tering industrial conditions, holding
out hope to the otherwise hopeless, car
ing for the sick and distressed, feed
ing and clothing the widow and the
orphan, and standing as a barrier be
tween the greed of the few and the
helplessness of the many. Long after
the meory of Eliot has faded from
the minds of men the trades unions
will be alive, vital factors in the bet
terment of the race.
John Weisman, candidate for regis
ter of deeds, and Louis Faulhaber,
candidate for sheriff, are the only un
ion men who are running for county
office. It should not be necessary to
call the attention of union men to
their union duty.
Dr. Leonhardt calls the Christian
Scientists some awfully hard names,
and there is a suspicion that the de
nunciation is not actuated wholly by
humanitarian motives. Maybe the
Christian Scientists are guilty of
"scabbing" on the doctor's union.
In other words , the Omaha & Coun
cil Bluffs Street Railway Co. lias so
much water in its stocks and spent
so much to break down the union of
its employes that It really cannot af
ford to give a six-for-a-quarter fare.
John Kirby, Jr., had his picture in
the October number of "American In
dustries." It was also in the Sep
tember, August, July, May and April
numbers, and will be in the November
and December numbers.
Ex-Game Warden Carter is very se
vere in his denunciation of the admin
istration of Game Warden Geilus.
Perhaps the prefix "ex" will help to
explain Mr. Carter's viewpoint.
Police Judge Rleser, republican can
didate for re-election, is running on
his record, and on his record alone.
He deserves to win because his rec
ord is a clean one.
Wanted Five hundred uinon men to
pledge themselves to buy one share
of Labor Temple stock a month for
twelve consecutive months.
Every little bit helps! Drop your
dollars Into the Labor Temple fund
and get a roof over your union's head.
The Labor Temple is a fact, not a
theory. The necessary funds should
be the next demonstratable fact.
Your dollar is needed to push the
Labor Temple project to completion
and it is needed now!
Yes, union men have been guilty of
Bo You ECmow
All About Armstrong's Clothes, have you had the
pleasure and satisfaction of wearing one of our
good suits and overcoats? Do you know how
much we can save you, and how much more" real .'
clothes you can get here than elsewhere?
No Matter whether you know all this or not it "will
be of great benefit to you if you will come in and
see what we have to offer you in new Fall Suits
You'll See the reason for our leadership in Mens and
Boys Clothing. fl Measure the price you pay
here by what you get for it and you can readily
see the advantage of buying you clothes at Armstrng's.
Prices Range From
swatting strikebreakers over the head
with a club. And other union men
will be guilty of doing the same thing
in the future. But not because they
are union men just because they are
men. Carrying a union card does not
change human nature. And the pro
fessional - strikebreaker usually gets
what he deserves when he gets it.
President Kirby of the union busters
declares that striking electrical work
ers have been guilty of putting acid
on wires to destroy the insulation.
We think he is wrong. The chances
are that since John's stomach soured
on the unions he accidentally spit on
Every now and then we - see the
spectacle of a man pausing in his
union argument long enough to roll a
cigarette out of "Puke's Mixture" or
The union men of this community
must not "grape nut" the Labor Tem
SOME QUEER ACCIDENTS.
Anatomical Parts That Are New to
Most of Our Readers.
An exchange in glancing over the
papers has discovered - a number of
cases where persons have been in
jured in various parts of the anatomy.
Here a few of the cases: While Miss
Kinsure of East Wing, Indiana, was
coming down stairs Tuesday she
bruised herself on the landing. Amos
MIttleby, while harnessing a fractious
horse, was kicked just south of the
corn crib. He Is able to be around
again. While Harold Green of Beulah,
Mississippi, was escorting Miss Violet
Goof home from church Saturday night
a savage dog set upon them and bit
Mr. Green four times on the public
square. Joseph Tutt of Grimmelsburg,
Iowa, climbed on the roof of his house
last week to find a leak and slipped
and fell, striking on his back porch
and causing serious injuries. , Isaiah
Tlmmer of Doberry, Neb., was playing
with a cat Friday when the animal
scratched him on the veranda.
THE "SCAB" LOST.
Didn't Like the Name and Sued for
A very interesting case has just
been decided in the New York supreme
court, Judge John Ford presiding. One
of the scabs in a recent strike in
Good Clothes Merchants
which the bookbinders were engaged
brought suit for $15,000 against Mr.
James W. Dougherty, editor of the In
ternational Bookbinder, for libel for
terming him a scab in the official jour
Judge Ford dismissed the case, hold
ing that the word "scab" had become
one of daily use, and that while it
might be regarded as an opprobrious
term among union people, among em
ployers It was a term of honor.
ARE' YOU, DEALING WITH
THEM ? THE HOME MER-
We want to call attention to
our advertisers. Are you deal-
ing with them? They are the
ones who are making this pa-
per possible and are demon-
strating in the only way prac-
tlcable that they want your
trade. They deserve it and
should get it. Are you trading
with merchants who refuse to t
patronize these columns? If so,
you are defeating the purposes Hs
of this paper, which is to aid
you in keeping fair living con-
ditions. If a .merchant wants
your patronage we know of no
better way to demonstrate it
than for him to say so through
these columns. ' Please keep in
0 mind and watch the regular
change of advertisements. Our
advertisers are giving you the
best goods at the lowest rates.
We pride ourselves on the se-
lect quality of our advertisers.
VOTE FOR WEISMAN.
The union, man who votes for John
Weisman for register of deeds votes
for a staunch union man, for a man
who is interested in industrial ques
tions from the unionist's viewpoint,
for a veteran of the civil war and for
a citizen who has contriuted one work
ingmap's share towards the upbuilding
THE, COST OF LIVING.
The actuary of the Chicago labor
unions has sent to Ethelbert Stewart
of the United States Department of
Commerce and Labor a report on the
increased cost of living which the
unions urge shall be made a supple
ment of a report that Stewart la now
preparing for the department on the,
occupational risks of ' working men.
The figures contain the startling as
sertion that the cost oT living has dou
bled since 1904. The report argues
that the wages of workers have not
increased more than 20 per cent and
that the net result is the decrease in
wages through a reduction in their
purchasing power of 30 per cent. In
other words, the man who earns $100
a month now is not getting more than
the man who was paid $70 in 1904.
TO ORGANIZE BLACK HILLS.
Unions Take Steps to Add Workmen
Lead, S. D. A mass meeting of the
miners from the Lead and Central un
ions was held in this city with the
object of bringing into the unions all
of the men working in the two camps.
Hitherto there have been a large num
ber of men in both this city and Cen
tral, employed by the Homestake, not
belonging to the unions. Within the
last few weeks, however, great efforts
have been made to persuade all of the
workers to affiliate with the unions.
The membership has : grown rapidly
and the matter reached an apparent
culmination yesterday when the fol
lowing resolution was passed:
"Whereas, A resolution adopted on
October 10 calling upon all workers
in this jurisdiction to Join the W. F.
of M., has been quite generally com
plied, with; therefore be it
"Resolved, by us, the members of
the Lead City Miners' Union No. 2,
W. F. of M., and Central City Miners'
Union No. 3, W. F. of M., in joint ses
sion assembled, that all men neglect
ing or refusing to become members in
good standing of the local in whose
jurisdiction they may be working on
or -before November 25, 1909, will be
declared unfair to the W. F. of M ,
and be it further '
"Resolved, That we, the members of
the aforesaid unions refuse to work
with any and all men who become un
fair to our organization by or through
refusing to comply with the provisions
of this resolution." ' , ' ; '
Vice President Mahoney of the W.
F. of M. was present and made a brief
address, assuring the locals that the
W. F. of M. would back them tip In
their efforts to organize the Black
Hills. The secretary of the Lead un
ion reported that about 400 men had
been taken in since the earlier meet
ing and the Central union reported a
FAIR BARBER SHOPS. 1
You Will Find the Union Card In the
Following Places, .
' When you enter a barber shop, see
that the union shop card is in plain
sight before you get into the chair.
If the card is not to be seen, go elsewhere.-
. 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 ' r
; m. j. KODeris, itoyai tioiei.
A. L. Klmmerer, 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.
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.
Printeries That Are Entitled to Use
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. 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.
Gillispie & Phillips, No. 18.
neruurger, me ranter, no. zu.
San Diego, Cal., carpenters have ar
ranged with a physician of that city
to address the union on the methods
of combatting tuberculosis.
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