The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-????, May 20, 1910, Image 2

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By Wageworker Publishing Co.
Will M. Maupin - - Editor
W. P. Hogard - - Manager
Entered aecond-daM matter April 21. 1904, at
lh poatomceal Lincoln, Neb., under the Act of
of March 3rd, 1679.
"By their fruits ye shall know
So saith the Good Book, and to date
there is no one who has dared to deny
The best way to judge a political
leader is by his actions, his votes, his
appointments and his utterances, it
is not well to base Judgment upon
any one of these, but best to take
them all Into account. This year the
voters of Nebraska will be privileged
to virtually elect a United States sen
ator instead of leaving the matter in
the hands of the legislators. Senator
Elmer J. Burkett is a candidate for re
election and upon his record he must
appeal to the wage earners of this
state for their endorsement.
A little more than two years ago
organized labor begged Senator Bur
kett not to secure a fat federal office
for a Nebraska employer notoriously
hostile to unionism. Senator Burkett
paid no heed to that request, and by
dint of exercising his senatorial influ
ence secured for this labor hater one
of the best federal plums within the
gift of President Roosevelt.
It was Senator Burkett who suc
ceeded in having this federal judicial
district divided in order to secure a
federal judgeship for a gentleman
who had successfully handled two con
gressional and one senatorial cam
paigns for him. This federal judge set
aside the bank guarantee law enacted
by the Nebraska legislature. He is
the same Judge who was quick to grant
a blanket injunction against the
Havelock bollermakers who were
guilty of the heinous offense of strik
ing to enforce a demand for better
wages and conditions.
Senator Burkett is responsible for
the appointment of Mr. Hammond,
who refuses to recognize the right of
men to organize, and for the appoint
ment of Judge Munger, who granted
an injunction that restrains strikers
from exercising certain liberties that
Individuals not members of the union
may and do legally exercise.
There may be those who will con
sider these things rather far fetched,
but The Wageworker insists that Sen
ator Burkett must be judged by the
fruits that he has shaken from the
plum tree.
The familiar process of "burying
Bryan" is again in order. Every so
often we are informed that Bryan 1b
a dead one, and that he is burled be
yond hope of political resurrection.
The first time we heard it was in 1891,
when Thurston, assisted by every cor
poration and special interest in the
west, defeated him for senator. The
second time we heard It was after the
election In 1896, when Bryan stood
defeated by a combination of cunning,
gold, crookedness and graft. We
heard it again in 1900, when he was
defeated for the presidency a second
, time. The next time we heard it was
in 1904, after he had vainly tried to
prevent the nomination of Parker. In
1908 he was again "dead and burled,"
and now we hear again that he is
"dead and burled" because be has
been guilty of the horrible crime of
insisting that the people have a right
to enact or veto laws.
. Just about the time the constant re
iteration of his political death has
convinced us that he is really dead,
up he comes and makes things al
mighty lively for the self-appointed
. sextons who are trying to get enough
dirt piled on top of him to hold him
down. Just now every booze fighter,
every advocate of brewery rule and
corporation domination, every man
who will endorse any old proposition
for the drinks, is telling us that Bry
an is a dead one again. Why? Bo
, cause Bryan advocates the initiative
and referendum.
And what is the initiative and refer
endum? Nothing more nor less than
giving the people the right to say what
laws shall govern them.
Of course the South Omaha stock
Yards Co. and the Omaha brewery
syndicate, and the railroad corpora
tions, and all the other special and
selfish interests, are opposed to that
And for daring to oppose a contlnu-
ance of stock yards-brewery-railroad
rule, Mr. Bryan is again killed and
is being buried.
But will Mr. Bryan stay dead? Pre
cedent says not. Walsh said Bryan
was a repudiator and Walsh is in
jail for swindling. Morse said Bryan
was a repudiator, an anarchist and
Morse is in jail. Lorimer said Bryan
was a repudiator, and assailant of
the national honor and Lorimer
stands . charged with having bought
his senatorial toga. Quay declared
Bryan a trickster and a repudiator
and Quay died dishonored. Some -ire
in jail, some are afraid to return to
their native shores, some lie in dis
honored graves, some are in enforced
retirement yet the man they lied
about, denounced and aBused; the
man they "burled" every fortnight is
still fighting the battles of the com
mon people.
The job of- burying Bryan is too big
for any of the representatives of th2
special interests in Nebraska. The
men who have tackled the job lack
many inches of being the right size.
There may be good and sufficient
reasons for not calling a special ses
sion of the legislature to submit an
initative and referendum amendment
to the state constiution, but there is
no valid reason why the initiative and
referendum should not be established.
The interests that are opposing It are
merely storing up more trouble for
themselves when the day of wrath
shall come as come it will.
British unionists have seventy
tades union men in the house of com
mons. American trades unionists
haven't a single representative in con
gress. British union men take their
unionism into politics. American un
ionists take their politics into their
unions. There's a difference.
The managers of the Cherry Hill
coal mine are paying an average of $1,-
000 apiece for each miner killed in
that horrible disaster. The only re
markable feature of this is that the
management is forced to pay more
for a human life than it is for a mine
Shackleton says he came within a
hundred miles of reaching the south
pole, and that's almost as near as the
average workingman can come to
keep even under the present tariff.
The striking bollermakers, however,
are not enjoined from breathing or
eating. In time they may be enjoined
from receiving strike benefits. A fed
eral judge can do anything.
What tickles us is to see the State
Journal denouncing Porter for not put
ting back that $1,000, and keeping al
mighty quiet about that $80,000 it man
aged to sequester.
If the anti-saloon league is determ
ined to make county option an Issue
this fall, there can be no necessity for
a special session to submit a referen
dum amendment.
The average member of a "Business
Men's Association" is afraid to let
his membership be known. The union
man is always proud to show his un
ion membership.
The steel trust is awfully generous
It is establishing an accident insur
ance department and the workers will
be permitted to furnish the money to
pay the losses.
There are union men who are so
busy knocking the men who try to be
friend them that they have no time
to knock on the common enemy.
The "long and short haul" is both
ering all of ub. The workingman is
always short because of the long haul
the other fellow has.
Funny, isn't it? Just as soon as a
union man became one of the Doug
lass commissioners the court house
job was unionized.
Mr. Schwab says his steel mills are
just as good as anybody else's steel
mills. That's just what we are com
plaining about,
It's pretty hard to convict a violator
of the child labor law when the trial
judge acts as attorney for the defense,
Wage earners will never get relief
so long as they keep on voting for
"Back to the land" is a good cry,
but a better one would be "give back
the land."
The man who never makes mistakes
is the man who never tries to do any
The men who do are always "back-
capped" by the men who accept.
The striking pressmen of Lincoln
merely asked for a living wage. The
It is quality that
attracts men's attention to this store,
and has established for it a reputa
tion as being a good clothes store.
If you want to be sure
of the quality there is no better
way than to see that your suit bears
the L. Wile & Co. label, union
label too, which guarantees them
to be all wool always and the tailor
ing keeps them shapely and makes them fit and look right.
There are no better clothes made.
You get quality in hats, shirts, neckwear and everything
else that you buy here.
Suits, Top Coats and Rain Coats, $10.00 to $40.00
e Ctomiinig Cottobw
Good Clothes Merchants
response to their request was a black
list, the importation of "scabs" and
a combination to destroy trades un
ionism in this city. The question id,
will the union men of Lincoln stand
for it?
The way to make your unionism felt
is at the ballot box this fall.
Try being a "booster" for a while!
Not True That Directors Wave Mag
ic Wand When Needing Money.
There seems to be several hundred
union men in Lincoln who imagine
that all the Labor Temple Directors
need to do when money must be had
is to wave some sort of a magic wand,
and then the money comes flowing in.
At any rate the aforesaid have never
shown any evidence of believing that
it is necessary to do anything else to
get the money. The fact of the mat
ter is that the Labor Temple direct
ors are up against the money propo
sition right now, and unless the un
ionists come across the directors will
be under the necessity of selling
enough -stock to outsiders to allow
practical control of the stock to get
away from the union men. That is the
solemn, fact. It takes money to pay
interest on $15,000, to say nothing of
bills for material, sinking fund, etc.
The Temple is paying running ex
penses and a little more, but not
enough more to meet the payments as
they fall due. There are 2,000 union
men in Lincoln who do not Individu
ally own a dollars worth of stock each.
A five dollar stock subscription from
each of them would put the Temple
Association on Easy street. As it is,
the directors are lying awake nights
trying to frame up some scheme to
meet interest payments and take care
of obligations long past due. At Mon
day night's meeting ft was necessary
to arrange for a loan in order to meet
a semi-annual Interest payment. If
that sort of thing long continues the
Temple will pass out of the hands of
the association. That's the brutal
truth, and there's no use 'trying to
disguise it.
Maupin and DeLacey were appoint
ed a committee to seek legal advice
on a plan of refunding the mortgage
indebtedness. A statement of the as
sociation's condition will be made pub
lic in a week or two and certain in
terested parties asked to take hold
and help stir things up a bit.
The work of preparing the Horary
and reading room is under way, and
the new front will be completed in a
short time.
An ideal labor union: One which
will shun as leprosy the boycott; al
so the minimum wage scale, an eight
hour day, and limitation of appren
tices; and which will defend with .ts
last drop of blood the open shop,
piecework, and the premium plan.
Who will be the first to join? Duluth
Labor World.
The McNulty faction ot electrical
workers and the Central Labor Un
ion are at loggerheads, it seems. At
the last meeting of the central body
the McNulty delegates made applica
tion for seats. They presented creden
tials, but the way they were .made
out was the stumbling block. The pa
pers were signed by the president of
the organization, which paYt is right
and necessary, but the fact that the
president is a contractor caused them
to be rejected. Terre Haute Labor
PRESENTS: That we, the under
signed. Will M. Maupin, Ernest L.
Grubb, and Wilson P. Hogard, all cf
Lincoln, Nebraska, do hereby mum-
ally agree each to the other and do
hereby make, execute and assign, the
1. The name of the corporation Is
"The Wageworker Publishing Com
pany," with its location and place of
business in said city of Lincoln, in
said state.
2. This corporation shall commence
business on the date ot this instru
ment and continue for a term and
period of ten (10) years, unless soon
er disssolved by process of law or
3. The general officers of this cor
poration shall be a President, a Treas
urer, and a Secretary and Manager,
who shall be elected annually and said
officers shall constitute the Board of
4. The officers for the first year
shall be Will M. Maupin, President;
Earnest L. Grubb, Treasurer, and Wil
son P. Hogard, Secretary and Man
ager. 5. The purpose and purposes for
which this corporation Is formed is
to do a general publishing and print
ing business in Lincoln, Nebraska,
and this corporation is empowered to
buy and sell, lease and own all real,
and personal property Incident to and
necessary to the prosecution of its
general business. i
6. The capital stock of this corpor
ation shall be five thousand (5000)
dollars, and the same shall consist
of one hundred (100) shares, each of
which shall be of the par or face val
ue of fifty (50) dollars. Twenty (20)
shares of such capital stock has been
issued to each of the parties hereto
upon actual payment therefor at par,
and the remaining two thousand
(2000) dollars of capital stock shall be
treasury stock and shall be sold only
at par when bo directed by a majority
vote of the shares ot capital stock
already Issued.
7. Each share of capital stock is
sued shall be entitled to one vote and
no proxies shall ; be allowed, and
transfer or sales of stock shall only
be made upon the books of the secre
tary and signed by the vendor there-,
8. The Board of Directors shall
meet for the transaction of business
on the call of the President and of
such meetings all "stockholders shall
have due , and legal notice. The
Board of Directors may provide tor the
appointment ot such additional offi
cers as may be - deemed necessary.
The above mentioned officers and
directors shall be elected by majority
vote of the stockholders on the first
business day of each year succeeding
the date of this Instrument. .
9. These articles may be amended
by' a resolution setting forth such
amendment, the same to be adopted
at any meeting of the stockholders of
which all shall be notified and by a
vote of at least two-thirds of the
stock of said corporation then outstanding.
set our hands this 2nd day of May,
: ' Secretary and Manager.
State of Nebraska, Lancaster Co. as.
Personally appeared before me, a.
Notary Public, in and for said county
and state, Will M. Maupin,- Earnest
L. Grubb, and Wilson P. Hogard, to
me personally known to be the per
sons who executed the foregoing In
strument and each acknowledged the
same to be his free act and deed.
7-4t Notary Public.
When yon 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 else
where. The union shop card Is a guar
antee of a cleanly shop,, a smooth
shave or good hair-cut, and courteous
treatment. The following barber shops
are entitled to the patronage of union
Geo.' Petro, 1010 O St
J. J. Simpson, 1001 O St
,. Geo. Shaffer, Lincoln Hotel.
C. B. Ellis, Windsor Hotel. '
C. W. Lafler, Capital HoteL
E. L. Scott, Royal HoteL -A.
L. Kimmerer, Lindell HoteL
C. A. Green, 120 No. 11th St
W. G. Worth, 1132 O St .
E. A. Woods, 1206 O Bt
Chaplin & Ryan, 129 No. 12th St
Bert Sturm, 116 So. 13th St
- J. B. Raynor, 1501 O St
W. H. Barthelman, 122 So. 12th St
J. J. Simpson, 922 P St
E. J. Dudley, 822 P St
Lundahl & Warde, 210 So. 13th St
' Frank Malone, Havelock.
C. A. Hughart, Havelock. . ,
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