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About Will Maupin's weekly. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1911-1912 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 3, 1911)
STEEL TRUST PENSIONS.
The steel trust has decided to plan
for the payment of pensions to su
perannuated employes. It sounds
charitable, but the steel trust will
probably see to it as do the railroads
that very few employes "superan
nuate." They are weeded out ani
younger men put . in their places be
fore the time limit is reached. The
pension idea, which weakens the
character of man individually and,
Anally, collectively, is tacit confer
sion of inadequate compensation and
Justice during the years of hs activ
ity and labor. Pay a man what he l
worth, give him the chances for a de
cent living that you ask for yourself,
and let him provide for his own fu
ture. Don't reduce him to the level
of a serf or a medicant. To be sure,
such a course would damage the halo
on the brow oi "philanthropy," which
would be an .argument for the better
way. That nTen are willing and an
xious to become pensioners, where
once they treated the Idea with scorn
(in this country), shows what de
cadence of character and spirit the
idea breeds. San Francisco Star.
Mayor Love's Sioux City interview
is posted on the bulletin board at the
Labor Temple, and excites caustic
comment every day. Mayor Love
stated in that interview that there
were no idle workmen in . Lincoln,
save those who are Idle from choice.
The percentage of idle men in Lin
coln may be no larger than in other
cities, but the fact of the matter is
that not in five, years have there been
as many idle men in Lincoln at this
season of the year as now.
CENTRAL LABOR UNION.
The Central Labor Union will meet
next Friday evening in regular ses
sion. If possible the matter of the
recent label show will be closed up.
Unions that have not yet paid in their
per capita for the expenses of this
entertainment are urged to do so at
At Puget Sound navy yard las
week a committee representing th
electricians laid a protest before the
board of wages against the rate ot
jpay established. The electrical ma
. chinists are receiving $5.24 per day.
The wiremen, receiving $4 per day,
t claim they are doing the same work
; as electrical machinists and shoula
have the same pay.
. . . . Light fo Banish Sorrow.
Sorrow dwells longest where the
un 1r shut out. Florida TImes-Uhlon
Honor. Above All.
-.Believe jit . 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.
'. Eyll 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.
AN OPEN LETTER
MR. UNION WORKER:
We seize this opportunity to inf orm you that we have made our purchases for Spring
and Summer with an especial view to meeting your requirements. This means that we
have scoured the market to secure the very best makes of Union Made Clothing and Fur
nishingssuch goods as will stand every test, including that of the guarantee of adult
workmanship performed under sanitary conditions for a living wage. The union label in
these garments is not the only recommendation they have they have the added re
commendation of styie, fit, durability and coloring. If we are unable to meet your require
ments it is because we are unable to locate the fair firms that make you want, and you'll
oblige us by furnishing us the information. We want your patronage and are willing to
defer to your wishes. Of course we will continue our policy of offering you a bargain price
now. This means that you can purchase your new and stylish garments here and now at
prices as low or lower than offered elsewhere after the season is well nigh over and the
We strive to merit your patronage by giving you what you want, when you want it,
at prices which are advantageous to both of us. Thanking you for your patronage in the
past, and soliticing a continuance, we are
SPEIER & SIMON.
We still have some rare bargains left from the big pur
chase we made of Davis Adler & Sons' Clothing. We bought
these goods far below the regular wholesale price, and follow
ing our usual custom we are giving our patrons the benefit.
$15 Suits and Overcoats, . $9.85
$18 & $20 Suits and Overcoats, $12.85
$22 & $25 Suits and Overcoats, $14.85
AH of these garments, with the exception of the $9.85
lot, are hand tailored. Our regular stock is not included in
this sale for the very simple respn that we made the regular
prices on our regular stock the "bargain price." By that we
mean that our regular price, from one end of the season to
the other, is usually below the "bargain price" offered else
where at the fag end of the season.
WE OUTFIT UNION MEN FROM HEAD TO FEET .
IN UNION MADE ARTICLES OF WEAR.
We lay especial emphasis upon this feature of our ser
vice. It-means much to us and to the organized workers of
l'Oth & O Streets
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