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About Will Maupin's weekly. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1911-1912 | View Entire Issue (May 19, 1911)
COMING TO THEIR OWN.
No Power Can Stop the Onward March
of Organized Labor.
The Rev. Charles Stelzle. superin
tendent of the department of labor for
the Presbyterian church, recently ad
dressed a mass meeting of the West
Side Young Men's Christian associa
tion, New York city, on "A Square
Deal." He said:
This is the era of the common man.
Slowly but surely the masses of the
people are coming to their own. For
long years they fought for the religious
democracy, and they won. Then for
400 years they shed their blood upon
many a battlefield as they struggled
for the political democracy, aud they
conquered. Today they are fighting
for the industrial democracy, and no
human power can stop their onward
march, and I believe that no diviue
The labor union is an important part
of the labor movement. It is accused
of numerous indiscretions and of many
violations of the law, but one need not
go very far back in the history of the
church to find duplicated practically
everything that we deplore in organiz
ed labor today, even down to the boy
cotting and slugging. Every great re
form organization must pass through
Its period of hysteria.
But organized labor has a moral and
ethical value for which it does not al
ways, get credit. It is seeking to abol
ish child labor and to give women a
square deal. It is working to wipe out
Insanitary conditions in the shop and
tenement, to Americanize the immi
grant and Introduce universal peace.
The trade union insists that it must
be judged not by its worst leaders aud
by its worst organizations, but by its
best hopes and aspirations. Let's give
these men a square deal.
The American workingman is the
best paid workingman in the world,
but compared to what he produces he
Is the poorest paid workingman in the
world. With us it is not so much a
question of production as one of dis
tribution. Both the workingman and
the bosses need a larger vision. The
workingman is too close to the labor
question to understand it. This is
equally true of the employer. There
are thousands of employers who are
deluded by the vain hope that if they
can abolish the labor union they will
have solved the labor question, but
these men forget that the labor union
Is not the labor question.
LIABILITY LAW UPHELD.
Federal Judge Declares Act of 1908 to
Judge Itellstab of the United States
circuit court, district of New Jersey,
has just handed down a decision on
the employers' liability act of 1908, leg
islation which has been watched with
intense interest all over the counti-y,
both by lawyers and laboring men,
since 1907, when the first federal at
tempt at such legislation, the employ
ers' liability act of 190G, was pro
nounced unconstitutional. Judge Rell
stab holds that the act of 1908 is con
stitutional, thus differing from Judge
Baldwin of Connecticut, governor of
that state, who held that it was uncon
stitutional and with whom Colonel
Theodore Roosevelt became involved
In a bitter controversy on the subject
of the judge's decision.
The case? upon which Judge Rell
ptab's decision was based will be car
ried to the United States supreme
court by the defendant company in an
attempt to have this latest employers
liability act pronounced of no effect.
No case has been carried there since
the law passed, and the lower courts
over the country that have passed on
it have differed, there being, however,
a predominance of opinion in favor of
There are some facts about our system of business that
mean money to you.
FIRST, we do not start off each season with high prices
and then make "bargain sales" at the fag end of the season, giv
ing at that time prices that would have been reasonable at the
season's beginning. We always give the bargain price when
the season opens, during the season and when the season closes.
SECOND, we carry only the best known makes of furnish
ings, clothing, shoes, etc. These we sell on a reasonable margin
that means a profit to us and a saving to you.
THIRD, we operate other stores, thus giving, us enlarged
buying capacity and consequent discounts, which saving is passed
on to our patrons. Think these things over. Then bear in mind
that our lines of Clothing are the best. "Bradford" in clothing
means the acme of perfection in the ready-made clothing line.
We are agents for this territdrv. "The price fange is from $20
to $25, but in every suit there is the superior skill, fabric and style
that makes them the envy of other manufacturers. For the union
man who wants the garments that the union men make, we can
offer lines that enable us to outfit him from hat to shoes with the
The Season's Hat Styles.
The styles for the season are unusually good and in straws
we have the best offerings ever presented to Lincoln buyers. TKe
finest of blocks, the finest of weaves all at unusually good prices.
Our line of straws, especially Panamas, is larger and better than
ever which is saying a great deal.
Everything That A Man Wears
may be found here, and at the bargain price now, not at the sea
son's close. Why not have the use of the bargain all these months?
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