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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (Jan. 27, 1911)
but" I : never. rsa.w any others . to
. equal some of -.the txainloads
which are shipped out of New
York on out-of-town strikes. They
will tell of a carload of strike
breakers shipped by Big Jim
Farrley to, the Frisco car strike
in 1907. Overnight the train was
sidetracked, at a sagebrush town
just.. at the edge of the Hole-in-
the-Wall country . of the Bad
Lands,-which had the reputation
pf being, in , the language of" the
njitiveSr.exeeedingly bad medicine
and "Kard to,.takei " That carload
of. eastern .toughs Jiad .not been
tn town half an " hour .before all
the -main street was a scene of
a raging battle. By nightfall the
strikebreakers had chased all the
local bad men to the tall timber,
- or whatever corresponds to the
- tall timber on the alkali desert,
and were giving the natives of
-'this bad cow town an exhibition
of go-as-you-please rough house
-such as they had never seen be-
. While passing through Chicago
as a tramp I saw an old French-
- Indian go stark, raving mad on
tithe platform of a South Side hall.
j where he -was scheduled to de--f
liver a talk to some prospective
strikers. ; His story was a com
mon enough one. . Six months be-
fore he had possessed a son, a
'daughter-in-law, and an infant
,1 grandson. A strike had pome, and
; the son had been killed. Then
the daughter-in-law and the baby
died .. of '.starvation-pneumonia.
Telling "the stbry at socialist and
labor; gatherings became a craze
with the old fellow, and he told
14 it in such a wonderfully eloquent
:i manner that he was in constant
demand for such meetings. These
fj recitals had a terrible effect" on
f him, and hff tdld his tale once too
t often ' for his own mental bal
In Frisco; there -is. a docket-
tripper (tramp slang for begging
letter writer) with a terribly ma-
tilated face and his left arm am
I putated at the elbow." They call
J him Army Joe -McCarthy; . his
i home is in a rented room on Fill
v niore street, and he passes among
the Frisco tramp population for
.-exceedingly-"good people." He
i is one of the most expert beg--Igars
in his line I ever saw.
; From the middle of the top of
his head the: scalp is parted, and
K hair, skin and . flesh are stripped
v off the entire, left side of his skull.
The eve is missing, so is the ear.
"Nothing remains but a twisted,
iron gray, red lined wreck. The
"right side of his face shows the
- remnants . of a strikingly good-
Army Joe was once a machin
ist in a Frisco shop. I think it
was the Union Iron Works. He
.was a natural leader of men, and
in the Frisco, car strike of 1907
was. violent- in his denunciation
of r - the - strikebreakers. Every
time . a car . passed - the - fac
tory s where .he worked it - - was
wrekecd ,by a shower of nuts and
- Army Toe's Last Fight. -
One day, as the men were cojtk
. ? tQg ut.oi the-faetory ; after, work
was over, a car, apparently emp
ty, Came along. It was greeted
with hoots and boos, and stones
were thrown. Then a score or
huskies who had been lying on
the floor, of the car leaped to
their feet and jumping to the
ground, ret on the workmen with
clubs. Most of the latter took
to their heels, but a few stood
and fought until they were beaten
into helplessness. Army was a
first class fighting man, and was
on his feet .fighting long after
all ether resistance had ceased.
The thugs, infuriated, took him
after he had been beaten insen-
ible, laid him on "the track, and
deliberately ran the car partly
over lum. At" the hospital thev
succeeded in saving his life, but
Joe d:d not thank them for that.
That is Joe's story. It seems in-cre-lible,
but it is commonly ac
cented as gospel in the neighlxir
hood in which he lives.
BUILDING TRADES COUN
The organization of a building
trades council has been perfected
in Lincoln, and every section of
the building trades is represented
by duly elected delegates. The
council met at the Labor Temple
last Sunday, but the work of com
pleting the rules and regulations
was not completed in time to per
mit of the election of regular of
ficers. The election will be held
at the Labor Temple next Sunday
The three .railroad .bills sub
mitted by . the representatvies of
the railway brotherhoods have all
been reported out favorably, an'i
the committee of brotherhood
men having the work pf promo
tion in charge-are confident that
the bills will pass. A hearing
was held on them last Wednesday
evening, and of course the rail
roads had their biggest men down
to oppose them. Routt and Om
stead, however, appeared before
the house committee and stood
the inquisition in fine shape, prov
ing to the satisfaction of the com
mittee that the bills were meri
torious. The brotherhood com
mittee has other bills in course of
preperation and they will be in
troduced in due time.
If money "burns a hole in your
pocket9 keep it elsewhete.
If you have to work hard for your money,
make some of your money work hard for you.
Money drawing interest knows no eight-hour day
or holidays. When you have dollars working
for you, then you are drawing near "Easy Street"
. A little saved from your pay check every week
and deposited with us, soon mounts up..- We
pay Four Per Cent Interest. Our plan success
fully followed for ten years, will be cheerfully
explained to all inquirers.
Many a bad husband at home is
a "good fellow" down town.
And many a woman can't see a
joke who is married to one.
But the self-made man never
neglects to worship his Creator.
' Occasionlly a man graps an idea
that is difficult to let go of.
A man is seldom disappointed in
love until after he gets married.
If you are! perfectly miserable,
your enemies have no cause for
; Don't you wish you were half
as . important as you think folks
think you are?"
You can't convince the young
main who is in love that the ob
ject of his affections . will ever
grow to look- like . her t' mother.
Chicago. News. ...
AMERICAN SAVINGS BANK
132 NORTH 11TH ST.
High Grade Coal At Moderate Price
$1.75 per ton Is Worth Saving
HUTCHINS & HYATT CO.
Wageworkers ask you
Fraternal Insurance Order . VHY
they don't make a valuation each
year and provj to you they, are;
safe? THE MUTUAL PR0TECT4
IVE LEAGUE makes annual -rata-1
ation and shows it CAN pay all future obligation 10O)
per cent on- the dollar. Demand this of your Lodge.
How do you know they won't bust to-morrow?
We Demand the Label.
C. E. Campbell, state manager.
13-4 So. 18th St.
Named Shoes are Often Made
in Non-Union Factories.
Do Not Buy Any Shoe
no matter what the name unless
it bears a plain and readable
impression of this Union Stamp.
All Shoes Without the Union Stamp are Non-Union
Do not accept any excuse for absence of the UNION STAMP
Boot and Shoe Workers Union
" 246 Sumner St, Boston, Mass.
JOHN F. TOBINL Pre. CHAS. L. BAINE. SecTi
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