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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (June 17, 1910)
With No Fuss or Feathers They Get a
Good Little Boost.
The Plumbers haven't been making
very much fuss lately, but they've
been getting there. In addition to
innteriiilly increasing their membership
they have also secured an increase of
50 ceuts a day in wages and better
tthnp conditions. They also succeeded,
after some negotiations, in getting the
eight hour day fur the steam fitters
on the new shop work at Ilavelock,
with the union wage and conditions.
Work lias not been particularly rush
ing so far this spring. There has
been enough in sight all the time to
keep most of the men busy, but there
has been nothing like a rush. The
Ilavelock work has helped a lot to
keep the labor market active.
Omaha plumbers and their employ
ers are negotiating for a new scale
and some improvements in shop, con
ditions. Several of the larger concerns
have already signed up the scale pre
sented by the union, and the organ
ization is not worrying about the
others. The negotiations are still pend
ing, and are being carried on with Jho
best of feeling.
a son of the King," with all the roval
heritage of his Father.
Has somebody deprived him of his
rights? Then by all the power of his
Father's kingdom, let him stand up
straight as a real man, and win back
that which is his by virtue of his re
lationship to the Creator of all, never
forgetting, however, that "man doth
ive by bread alone, but by every word
hat. proceedeth out of the mouth of
he Lord." Hev. Charles Stelze.
Get a Glimpse of Sunshine by Strike of
the Non-Union Men.
There is another strike on at the
Ilavelock shops a strike of boiler
makers, too. This time the non-union
Monday morning the shop authorities
notified the non-union boilermakers that
the strike was off, therefore the sleep
ing cars and dining cars would be re
moved and the men required to find
their own boarding places. They had
been boarded and lodged at company
expense for many weeks, and they
thought it good enough to keep up.
So they protested, but the shop author
ities were obdurate. Monday afternoon
the cars were pulled out of the yards
and sent away. Monday evening
thirty-eight strikebreakers called for
their time. Tuesday morning thirty
five more did the same thing, leaving
only three or four inside. When the
strike breakers showed up at the local
bank to get their checks cashed they
received a hearty welcome from men
who have been doing their best to get
rid of them.
Of course the striking boilermakers
are jubilant over the situation. But
there has been no demonstration.
There is a prevalent belief that the
trouble is about to be settled along
lilies mutually satisfactory to the or
gun'umtion and to the company.
Will Have Another Open Meeting Next
The Carpenters are still up and coili
ng, and are leaving nothing undone
to advance the interests of the craft.
Xext Monday evening the local will
have another open meeting at the La
bor Temple, and every carpenter in the
city, regardless of union affiliations, is
cordially invited to be present. Mat
ters of interest to the craft will be
discussed from every standpoint. W.
M. D. Michler of Kansas City will be
present and deliver a short address on
the principles of the organization.
The union carpenters are very de
sirous of having their non-union fellows
meet with them on this occasion in or
der that they may have a heart-to-heart
talk about matters that interest every
carpenter. The non-union men who at
tend are assured of a good time and a
HERE'S AN IDEA.
When railroad managers plead the
necessity for higher freight rates in
order to pay higher wages to their
employes, they should bo admonished
to meet this incrensed expense by re
ducing the wages of their watered
stock. Chicago Public.
OUR ROYAL HERITAGE.
Bead This and Then Brace Up and
Fight It Out.
Every man is unique. Ho cannot
give away his personality, nor exchnnge
it for another's. He may influence
others through this peculiar power of
his, but it will always remain his own.
Indeed, in the very exercise of this
power he strengthens and more firmly
fixes it. So true has this been in the
lives of men, that the mere mention
ing of the names of well-known individ
uals suggests certain peculiar personal
characteristics. Caesar, Napoleon,
Iiismark, Stonewall Jackson, Roosevelt,
Bryan, remind ns not so much of what
they have done as of what they were
What a man is, therefore, is of
more importance than what ho has ac
complished. It is this by which ho will
be longest remembered. This applies
not only to the great of the world, but
to those who walk in the humbler places
of life. Conduct is important, but
character is more important. For
what a man . is will determine what he
will do.. '
We cannot get away from this fact
that every man stands absolutely alone
just as though he were the only man
in all the world. While' we may think
"en masse," and work in multitudes,
and pray by regiments, and sing in bat
talions, and trade by corporations,
nevertheless, there are times when the
individuals stands out alone and when
his self-hood asserts its existence.
This fact brings tremendous respon
sibilities, but it also has its compen
nations. The greatest thing in the
world is a man. Not a crowd of men
out just a man. Made in the image
of God, with His attribute, with His
Spirit-breathed life and power, he may
gaze at the mountains and feel that
he is greater than they. He may look
out upon the seas and say: "I am
Because of this, we may take courage.
The thought of it will "brace up" that
chap who is down in the dumps. It
will straighten up the back of the
fellow who has been a drudge for so
long that he has forgotten that ho is
FOR WOMEN WORKERS.
Social Meeting Will he Held at Labor
Temple Tuesday Evening.
The women workers of Lincoln are
cordially invited to attend a social
meeting at the Labor Temple next Tues
day evening. The meeting will be full
of interest and pleasure, and after a
couple of short talks on industrial top
ics there will be dancing, followed by
light refreshments. Nothing will be
left undone to make the evening plea
sant for the workers who attend.
Misses Fannie Scllins and Kate Hur
ley, of St. Louis, will speak to the wo
men on the advantages of organiza
tion. These two young women are full
of enthusiasm in the labor movement,
and they are capable of making the
whole movement so plain that any
working woman can readily see the ad
A number of union men and their
wives will be present to extend a
welcome to the visiting workers and
help entertain them. It is hoped that
this meeting will be the forerunner of
a number of social meetings to be held
during the summer. Every woman
wage earner in Lincoln is cordially in
vited to attend this meeting, and" to
bring a friend with her to join in
enjoying the pleasures of the evening.
THE LEATHER WORKERS.
Still Standing Firm hut Facing, a Grim
Fight Against Them.
The Leatherworners show no signs of
weakening, but are standing firm to a
man. The Harpham factory has suc
ceeded in importing a dozen near-mechanics
and boys and is making a pre
tense of work, but the entire force is
not equnl to any three of the men who
walked out thirteen weeks ago to en
force a demand for decent hours and
The first of the week a committee
of prominent business men waited up
on the firm of Harpham Bros, and en
deavored to secure a settlement satis
factory to all concerned. But the
firm absolutely refused to consider re
cognition of the union in even the
slightest degree, nnd the union abso
lutely retusea to consider an open
shop" settlement. The strikers real
ize that it is a fight to break up their
organization, and they prefer being
whipped while fighting to quitting like
Some of the Btories told by the strik
ers sound bad, and the stories demand
investigation. A half-dozen of them
have been refused jobs at other lines
of work because they are strikers
against Harpham Bros. If there is a
conspiracy of this kind on in Lincoln
it is high time that the union men
of the city were made aware of the
CENTRAL LABOR UNION.
Regular Meeting Next Friday Evening
Will Have Business to Attend To.
The Central Labor Union will meet
in regular session next Friday evening,
and the hall should be crowded with'
delegates. There are enough duly ac
credited delegates to crowd the hall if
they would attend, but unfortunately
about half the unions make no effort
to compel their representatives to at
tend the meetings. And because the
body is unablo to accomplish a great
deal those same unions holler about it
Thero are a few faithful souls al
ways on hand, and .they do the best
they can under all the circumstances
but they are helpless to combat the
bad conditions constantly arising be
cause they receive no support from the
men who have the most interest.
Let every delegate make it a point
to bo present at the meeting next Fri
day evening. There will be something
doing from the tyie the gavel falls.
THEiR FiNAL QUARREL
She Said It Was Irrevocable, but Ha
It was all off. They had quarreled,
linr.lly aud irrevocably. It doesu't
matter now what it wan about. The
cbani-es are that in their anger neither
remembered anything exeept that he
bad disappointed tier Iu some awful,
unforgivable way and she bad seized
the diamond engagement ring from a
dainty, slender finger aud thrust It
upon him with a gesture of infinite
For an instant he held tbe circlet in
his hand ruefully. For another In
stant he paced tbe porch, bauds in his
pockets, head low. his voice quivering
with emotion as lie pleaded. Sudden
ly be stopped in front of her.
'That's filial, is it?" he inquired.
'Final." she replied icily. "No man
with a spark of
'All right!" he snapped. "This
thing's no use to uie. then."
His right arm shot out like tbe arm
of a ball pitcher, and a second later
the tinkle-tinkle of metal on the con
crete walk half si block away told her
he had thrown the ring away.
"Ob!" she cried, and there was sud
den anguish Ju ber heart. "1 dldu't
mean it! We must find it at once."
'I don't care for It," he said stub
bornly. "Life has mighty little now
"Silly!" she cried. "Help me imme
He couldn't let ber go alone, with
night coming on. so. after proper re
luctance, be followed. In the eager
ness of searching all her anger melted
It took a long time, but finally he
stooped quickly and exclaiming, "Here
it is!" held up the diamond ring.
What happened in the next hour Is
nobody's business except their own.
The human, masculine part of the
story was disclosed to his bosom
friend late that night In the quiet of
"Had It in my pocket all the time."
he said. "Threw a quarter down the
street. And. dad bling It, I didn't find
But it did the work. Kansas City
SPLITTING A PICTURE.
One Case Where the Half Proved
Greater Than the Whole.
There is no pointer who lends him
self to "splitting" so much as Botti
celli I. e., a division of the panel into
two parts so as to form separate pic
tures. Years ago I sold to a Mr. But
tery of Loudon half a Botticelli, which
Is now owued by Herr Kaufmaun of
Berlin. I have myself, seen tbe other
half of the picture, as well as the pic
ture in its entire state.
In otie case I can recall tbe half
proved greater than the whole. A cer
tain Signor Barili bequeathed a valu
able Botticelli lo his two grandsons.
who were twins. But, although twins,
these two young men were rather
quarrelsome and had. no taste In com
mon. One proposed to sell tbe picture,
which bad been painted for one of their
ancestors, ft is said, by Botticelli him
self. Tbe other would not consent
The first then proposed that the other
should buy his share and keep the pic
ture himself. lie took me with . him.
aud I assigned the value of the pic
ture at 5.000 lire, saying I would give
that for it. The brother declined and
suggested placing the picture In the
custody of an aunt pending an adjust
ment of the terms. "Oh. very well."
cried bis brother, flying into a passion.
"if you won't buy aud won't let me
sell there's only one thing to do." and
before any one could Interfere he emp
tied three chambers of a revolver Into
the panel, completely destroying oue
half of the composition. Including a St.
John and a Joseph. The picture be
ing sent to me to restore. I could do
nothing with it and strongly advised
separating the panel. Shortly after I
did so tbe owner died, and 1 disposed
of the work for 6,000 lire to Adolpb
Kann. It is now. I believe, in Russia.
E. Panzone in Strand Magazine.
Mrs. Dobbs was trying to find out
tbe likes and dislikes of her new
boarder, and ail she learned Increased
"Do you want pie for breakfast?"
"No. 1 thank you." said the new
boarder, with u smile. "Pie for break
fast seems a little too much."
"That's just the way I look at it,'
said Mrs. Dobbs heartily. "1 say pie
for diuner is a necessity, and pie for
supper gives a kind o' finishing touch
to the day, but pie for breakfast is
what I call putting on airs." Youth's
The Usual Sequel.
When tbey reached Montreal on their
elopement Chicago seemed far. far
away, and they were both homesick.
"1 will Just telegraph the letter 'F'
to father," said the beautiful bride.
"That will mean forgiveness."
"Better make it two 'F's,' " advised
the young bridegroom.
"Gracious, dear! And what will two
Vli3-. forgiveness nnd funds." Chi
"She mude a horrible break at
Green's dinner party the other night1
"What was It?"
"Called tbe hostess by ber first hus
band's name." Detroit Free Press.
The Old Matter.
. Mistress Has anybody been to see
that old oil painting I bought? Mary
No. ma'am. Somebody called to see
the old master, but I said he was oat
Enamel Ware Sale Continues
Although we have sold large quantities this week there are still choice articles left
as our purchase was unusually large for this sale.
Blue Enameled Steel Tea
Pots with white lining, large
3 quart size, regular price
75c, while they last,
each . r 25c
Gray Enameled Steel Lipped
Preserving Kettles, (Royal
Ware), extra large 18-quart
size, cannot be bought for less,
than $1.00, while they
last, each ,49c
LARGE TEA KETTLES
Gray Enameled Tea Kettles, large No.
8 size, (Royal Ware), that sells at
$1.00. While they last,
FRUIT JAR FILLER
Gray Enameled Fruit Jar Fillers, the finest de
vice in the market for putting fruit in jars.
Regular price 15c, while they
. last, each . .9c
SMALL TEA KETTLES 1
Gray Enameled Tea Kettles, six quart
size, (Royal Ware), that sells at 65c.
While they last, each'..'..' 39c
ENAMELED PIE PLATES
Blue Enameled Pie Plates, white lined, 8-inch
size. Would be cheap at 10c.
While they last,
each . 2c
Gray Enameled Tea Steepers, capacity one or
two cups of tea. Regular price 20c.
While they last, each 9c
DEEP PIE PLATES
Blue Enameled Extra Deep Pie Plates, large
10-inch size, that sell at 19c. While they last,
each , 6c
Blue Enameled Pcdding or Milk Pans, white
lined, full 4-quart sizes ; worth 25c,
while they last, each..;...-. 8c
Gray Enameled Drinking Cups, full size, that
sell everywhere at 10c, while they
last, each . . .,. . 3c
BERLIN SAUCE KETTLES
Gray Enameled Govered Ber
lin Kettles, Royal ware, ex
tra large 10 qt. size that sells
at $1.00. While they
last, each . 30c
ENAMELED DISH PANS
Gray Enameled Dish Pans
extera large size, 17 quart
Ts cheap at 50c. While
ENAMELED WATER PALLS
Gray Eanmeled Water Pails, 15
quart and 10 quart sizes; worth
60c. While they last, '
ENAMELED DINNER BUCKETS
Gray Enameled Dinner Buckets (Royal Ware),
full size with coffee in top. Regular price
$1.25. While they last, each. ...... .59c
Positively no goods ex
changed or taken back du
ring this sale.
DO YOU REALIZE
That almost everything the family eats is
kept for a time at least in the ice box.
Cleanliness therefore is an essential point
to consider when buying a refrigerator.
In the Gurney the ice compartment shelves
and drip pipe are easily removed leaving only
the flat metal walls which can be easily kept
sweet and clean. '
The Gurney excells also in dryness, low
temperature, economy, durability.
Satisfy yourself of this by examining
this line. Prices $7.65 and up.
New Idea Gas Ranges are gas savers. $10.00
to $40.00. Gasoline stoves $3.25 to $40.
HALL BROS. CO., 1517 O
PLAN BIO STRIKE.
The International Ladies Garment
Workers Union is preparing for a na
tional strike this fall to secure a mini
mum wage scale and recognition of
LABOR PAYS FOB EVERYTHING.
Labor pays for everything. It pays
the expenses of living for those who do
not work. It pays all the expenses of
government, all the dividends on all
stocks and bonds, all the cost of armies
and navies, all the lavish expenditures
of the wealthy. It pays for all the
C'arnagie libraries, all the Rockefeller
college endowments. It pays for
building all railroads, all trolley lines;
all great public improvements, as river
and harbor work, irrigation, etc. And
labor has so little left after all these
expenses are paid that it very often
has a very narrow squeak to get
enough to eat, let alone other neces
sities. The Only Way.
' : roltsh Loiterers.
People who alt and wait for great
moments miss many wonderful small
momenta, and they ate Co be pitied.
Evil In Neglected Legislation.
In Belgium, where education Is not
compulsory. 21 per cent, of the work
ing people over ten years of age can
neither read nor write.
None to Do the Chorea.
More than four million people are
estimated to attend moving picture
shows In the United States every day.
No wonder It Is getting so hard to find
somebody willing to do the chores.
To the Man of Honer.
Base gains are the same as losses.
Honor Above All. '
Believe It to be the greatest of all
Infamies to prefer your existence to
your honor, and for the sake of life
to lose every inducement to live.
The Fortunate Ones.
Heaven gives its favorites early
death. Byron. ,
Light to Banish 8orrow.
Borrow dwells longest where the
tin is shut out Florida Times-Union
Says the Optimist
There Is one good point about
troubles they eat up little one.
A Mystery. ' ,
We sometimes wonder how people
who do not drink sassafras tea are
ever able to find -out when spring
A gentleman 1b a gentleman. A
party is a man who gets his hair eut
on Saturday night. Topeka Capital.
Vote the bonds and make work bet
ter and easier.
a household foode, pianos, hor
ses, eta; long or short, time, No
charge far papers. No interest
in advsnoa. No publicity or 01
papars, We guarantee better
teems than ethers make. Money
said immediately. COLUMBIA.
LOAN GO. 1ST Srath 13th.
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