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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (May 20, 1910)
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Come Out Sunday Afternoon
SIXTY lots sold in the first three days and to the most conservative and the best people of Lincoln. We are
selling to home-builders and speculators. These lots are all ready to build on are modern in every respect with
city water, city sewerage, cement sidewalks, beautiful blue grass lawns and elm trees. These are not wild
and wooly corn field lots that will build up with a lot of little cheap shacks, and where you have got to dig your
well and have all kinds of unsightly out-buildings, but they are strictly modern, just as modern as Elm Park,
Franklin Heights or Sheridan Place. Woods Bros. & Boggs in offering these additions to the home builders
and investors of Lincoln always selected high ground in the right direction out, located so that it is very desirable
for residence property; they spare no money in putting in all modern improvements of the very best character;
improvements that are substantial and will stand the test of time, consequently every buyer is bound to get a
piece of property that will rapidly increase in value. Every house that is built on the addition, every brick that
is laid, every nail that is driven increases the value of your lots, and these lots being strictly modern will be built
up just as fast or faster than Woods Bros. & Boggs other additions. You know what Elm Park has done for
the investor. You can see what Sheridan Place is doing for the investor. Crescent Park will be just as good as
the rest of them, as far as a money-maker is concerned. If we did not have confidence in this property we could
not sell you property that we have spent thousands of dollars on improving on such liberal terms as $5 down
and $2 a week. In selling these lots in this way we carry the investment ourselves for several years to come.
If we did not know that the lots would enhance in value, we could not afford to do this, but our confidence in
this addition with all the permanent, modern improvements that a lot must have to make it desirable, is fully
shown by the very reasonable terms and small payments that we are asking to bind the bargain.
We are selling these lots at the rate of 10 to 20 a day. They won't last long. Come out any afternoon
or evening this week. Somebody is on the ground at all times. Or telephone Auto 1840 and we will arrange
to take you out any time. COME OUT SUNDAY AFTERNOON.
Corner Ninth and P Streets
WOODS BROS & BOGGS
LEATHERWORKERS OUT AGAIN.
Mistake of International Officer Rec
tified by Local.
The leatherworkers who returned to
work at Harpham's under a mistaken
Interpretation from headquarters are
out again and out to stay until tin
trouble is settled amicably. The six
or eight men who returned to work
answered the call to come out again,
and in coming they brought wltti them
a couple of men who had been import
ed to act as strikebreakers. When
these men had the situation explained
to them they laid down their tools,
came out and applied for membership
In the organization.
Once more the leatherworkers pre
sent an unbroken front, and the little
mix-up, Instead of being a misfortune
has really been a help, for It served
to put starch into every spine.
Good reports continue to come in
from all sections of the country. There
have been several breaks In the ranks
of the employers' association, and so
far not a single union has returned to
work' except upon concessions that
were satisfactory to the workers.
CENTRAL LABOR UNION.
Long Meeting at Which Many Topics
Were Discussed Pro and Con.
The Central Labor Union, met last
Friday evening, and one of the fea
tures of the evening was an address
by Rev. Mr. Mailley of Havelock. The
Havelock clergyman told in detail the
story of the strike in that city, and
also made a few warm remarks upon
the subject of injunctions in labor dis-
RINTERS for ATRONS
Fine Society and Commercial
Printing. Engraved Cards
Located at 1705 O Street Lincoln
putes. Rev. Mr. Mailley is one of the
best exponents of trades unionism up
on the platform, and his short and
earnest talk to the central body was
listened to with deepest interest and
was hearily applauded. He will always
be a wecome visitor at the meetings
of the body.
The striking leatherwoncers made
an appeal for financial assistance and
the delegates were instructed to ask
their respective unions to taKe quick
action. If the leatherworkers are giv.
en the help they need they can win
out in good time, but unless help
comes at once there will be consider
able anxiety in several homes. It is
up to the unionists of this commun
ity to the aid of -fellow unionists who
are making a game fight against long
odds. And he who gives quickly gives
Considerable routine business was
transacted, and a number of good
talks were made. The remarks of
President Coffey of the State Feder
ation of Labor was to the point, and
if it rasped the hide in a few places
the genial president is glad of it. The
solemn truth is that no enough at
tention Is paid by professed union
men to the label.
Still Making It Warm for the Unfair
Shops of the City.
The unfair print shops may have
all the pressmen and press feeders
they can make room for, but they
lack a long ways of having the press
men and feeders they would like to
have. On the other hand the men
who went out on strike have been
pretty generally taken care of in the
shops that are fair, and which shops
have been doing a booming business
by reason of the label campaign. A
little more enthusiasm along the lab
el campaign line and the unfair shops
will not need even the "scabs" and
"yellows" they have.
The local committee Is in charge of
the whole situation and is keeping
things in good shape. The strike roll
is pretty small, and those on the list
are being used to good advantage in
boosting the label. The little bunch
of strikers meets every morning at
the Temple, and pay day night was
marked by enthusiasm and a determ
ination to stick to the game unril
things were all right all right.
William E. Andrews, auditor of the
treasury department, is thinking some
of getting Into the gubernatorial race
A cut of Andrews will be found in
every well regulated dally newspaper
office. It appeared in a Peruna ad
vertisement. "Peruna" Andrews would
afford a lot of fun in a Nebraska campaign.
STREET RAILWAY MEN.
Organizer Cornelius Meets the Boys
and Gingers Them Up.
There was a special meeting of tha
Street Railway 'Men at the Temple
last Sunday evening, Organizer Cor
nelius of San Francisco being in the
city for the purpose of putting a lit
tie ginger into the amalgamation. The
notice of the meeting was short, but
in spite of that and the inclement
weather the attendance was good. Mr.
Cornelius made a rousing speech and
was rewarded by having a couple of
new men apply for membership,
while several suspended members got
square. The regular meeting will be
held next Sunday evening, and Organ
izer Cornelius expects to be present
and outline a little campaign "having
for its object the reviving of the local
until it gets out and does something.
President Jones, who was dis
charged some time ago, has not been
reinstated. Jones was discharged os
tensibly for not reporting an accident.
The accident was this. A woman tried
to board Jones' car before It stopped,
and as a result was thrown to her
knees. She got up smiling and board
ed the car without assistance, and
when asked if she was hurt said she
was not. Almost a year later Jones
was discharged for not reporting the
"accident." Perhaps it was only a
coincidence, but the discharge was
handed the president of the local or
ganization of street railway men in
side of a week after his picture was
appeared in the annual edition of
The Wageworker as chief executive of
the organization. We say, it may
have been only a coincidence, but It
don't look like it. It can xe demon
strated with a great deal or ease and
rapidity that the gentlemen active in
managing Tracion Co. affairs are very
careful readers of this humble little
Take Note of Anniversary and Make
Merry the Date.
The Lincoln Electrical Workers nev
er forget the anniversary of the found
ing of the local. The anniversary hap
pened last week, and it was celebrat
ed at the Temple by a dance to which
a number of friends were invited.
Good union music was provided, and
while some were dancing in the big
hall downstairs, others were upstairs
enjoying the refreshments. Then the
two crowds would change places. The
festivities lasted until a late hour, and
all who were privileged to te present
report a delightful time. The commit
tee in charge is entitled to thanks for
the way it handled the celebration.
There appears to be nothing new
in the national situation. The rank
and file are supposed to keep on
sending in dues while the "big guns"
wrestle over the problem of who will
have the expending thereof. The on
ly bright spot is the likelihood that
the membership at large will step in
pretty soon and take the whole thing
into their own hands and call a joint
convention. That has appeared to
The Wageworker as the only sensible
and speedy solution of a vexed prob
lem, and has so seemed for six
Locally everything is as smooth as
oil. Work is plenty and there seems
to be no indication of a slacking up.
The Omaha Independent Telephone
Co. now seems to be reorganized upon
a healthy basis, and if this true the
work of extending the service i.p
there will provide a lot of work for
MACHINES AND MEN.
DISTORTING THE NEWS.
Just a Little Sample of Tricks Often
Turned by Daily Press.
The Sunday Oregonian gave its
readers a story as follows:
Lincoln, Neb., May 7. "I am
not ready to commit political sui
cide or have the Democratic par
ty commit suicide because Mr. Bry
an desires it," Is the manner in
which Henry Fastenau, county
commissioner of Otoe County,
justified his refusal to permit Mr.
Bryan to occupy the courthouse
at Nebraska City in which to
make a speech in favor of an ex
tra session of the Nebraska leg
islature to adopt the Initiative and
The headiug over the story read,
"Nebraska Rebels at Initiative aud
Thus it is readily seen how our loc
al morning paper, by misleading head
lines, attempt to cast discredit upon
direct legislation by the people. Most
people read headlines only in the
great 88-page Sunday paper.
The above example is about the oa
ly argument our politically ambitious
friends can advance against the plan
by which the people manage their own
affairs by their direct vote. Portland
Rev. Charles Stelzle Talks About How
They Are Builded.
Every machine is designed and con-'
structed upon one or more of these
six mechanical principles the lever,
the wedge, the screw, the; pulley, the
inclined plane, the wheel and axle.
Never yet was there a successful ma
chine built unless it was built with
these mechanical powers as a basis.
The draughtsman is given the largest
liberty in the matter of the general
form of the machine which he turns
out, and he has a fine opportunity of
stamping it with his ideal of just what
that finished machine should be like,
but nevertheless he cannot depart
from these mechanical laws.
In making our life's plans, we too
are given considerable liberty. Where
we shall work and what we shall
work at, are matters which we gen
erally decide for ourselves. There are
exceptions, of course, but as a usual
thing, we have the decision In our
own hands. And whatever the work
may be, it will always bear the im
pression of our own personalities. The
worker in wood, or iron, or stone, the
manipulator of leather or of cloth
no matter what may be one's occupa- .
tion even, when it is the running of . .
a machine, somehow or somewhere
in the job, puts something of himself
into it. Every worklngman know3
how true tHTs is. The tool-marks are
But while we are given this liberty
and this opportunity of working o.t
our ideas and our deals, true success
can be secured only as our plans aro
dependent upon the operation of cer
tain . well defined principles. Honor
and integrity are the foundation
stones of real power, and no man may -rob
us of these. Men may take away
our reputations, but our characters,
are ours forever. Reputation is what
others give us. Character is what we
make for ourselves.
If what I have said is true of the
machine, If one cannot construct even
an engine without the observance of
inexorable law, is it reasonable to
suppose that a man can be built hap-'
hazard, or of scrap-pile material?
What a fool the machinist would be
if he went to that scrap-heap in the
back- yard and fished out of it a
cracked cog wheel and put it into an
otherwise perfect machine. But that
is precisely what many a man is do
ing in building his character. The
cracked cog-wheel may sotm send the
entire machine to the scrap-pile, but
there is no scrap-pile for tha tuman
soul. It lives on forever, .
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