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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (Sept. 26, 1908)
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' I 'HIS question need not bother you,
for when you want a Union
Made Shoe and good value, just step
in our store. Shoes for men, women
and children. The Mayer Bros, qual
ity which quality is superior.
Just the things needed by the wives of union
mea who insist upon labor-saving devices for
themselves They are money savers, too.
ELECTRIC IRONS That permit comfort and speed.
WAFFLE IRONS o. Yum! Yum!
TOASTERS Bro wn bread just right, and no tedious delay.
COFFEE HEATERS Make that cup of tea the good
wife craves when weary.
- So many others that we cannot enumerate 'em
cow. But there's another labor saver, and not
a little one
The Gas Range
Always and forever the delight of the house
wife. It saves time, health and money. Gas
is the cheapest fuel known and the handiest
and cleanest. We can prove it if you'll let us.
Ask us about it.
A Gas Radiator
Such a comfort and labor saver when the
mornings and evenings are cool but the days
too warm for the furnace.
work instantly and are such a convenience and
comfort to the housewife. Consult her wishes
now and then. Youll save money, too, by
using gas for fuel.
Lincoln Gas &
Electric Light Co.
DEMAND The UNION LABEL
By Insisting Upon Pur-
Union Stamp Shoes
You help better shoemahing $
conditions. You get better
shoes for, the moneu. You
help your otcn Labor Proposition. You abolish
DO NOT BE MISLED .
By Retailers tcho say: "This shoe does not bear $
the stamp, but it is made under Union Conditions." &
THIS IS FALSE. No shoe is union mads unless it
bears the Union Stamp.
BOOT AND SHOE WORKERS' UNION I
246 Sumner St, Boston, Mass: g
Chas. L. Baine, Sec.-Treas. o
Dutton & Ward
Furnaces, Sheet Iron and Tin
Work, Hot Water Heating, Cor
nices, Steel Ceilings and Sky
lights, General i Repair Work.
2011 0 ST.,
FROr.1 THE CENTER OF THINGS
Lincoln, Xeb.,, Sept. 25. (Special
Correspondence.) A Singer sewing
machine of the latest and best pat
tern sells in Nebraska, Missouri, Iowa,
Kansas, Oklahoma and throughout the
west for .$60. This may be represent
ed by a line thus:
This same "sewinsr machine io ah!r-
ped 5,000 miles to Uruguay, South
America, and sold by tae South Amer
ican merchant for $35, which may be
represented by -a line thus:
And the South American dealer pays
ocean freight on it for 5,000 miles,
ccean insurance and Uruguay import
Query, how much is tne American
buyer of American made sewing ma
chines benefited by the protective
tariff on sewing machines?
Twelve years ago Judge Ong of
Nebraska was making democratic
speeches in Indiana. At one place he
was addressing an audience of farm
ers and said:
"I want to ask you farmers a ques
tion, and I want you to take time to
think it over. After you have thought
it over, write me your answer, ad
dressing me at Geneva, Nebraska.
Here is the question:
"What is there that you farmers
sell that you get more for, and what
is it you. buy that you get for less,
on account of the protective tariff?"
A few weeks later Judge Ong re
ceived a letter from an Indiana farm
er, who wrote:
"I've been thinking your question
over and I have arrived at the an
swer to it. The answer is: There
ain't a d d thing." '
state.' A millionaire lawyer, he spends
his time as an attorney in taking the
cases of the poor, the friendless, and
the helpless. He is known through
out the East Side in New York as
"the poor man's lawyer." He was
elected lieutenant-governor on the in
dependence league and democratic
tickets when Hughes was elected gov
ernor. His nomination last week
spikes the schemes of Hearst so far
as the league is concerned, and kills
the last hone that Hughes will poll
the "undivided good citizen vote.
Chanler's nomination is admittedly
the strongest that could be ma.le.
anteeing the manufacturers a profit,
i but it holds up its hands in horror at
me suggestion mat t.ie wai.' earner
b? guaranteed the safetv of hu lirEio
savings bank account.
CLE SAM WANTS YOU
and thousands of others, who are
capable, to work for him. Com
mon school education sufficient.
No political infloence required.
Steady employment, highest salar
ies, vacation with foil pay. 3.00(1
clerks needed for the Census Office
alone in addition to the usual 40,000
appointed yearly in the internal Revenue,
Customs. Postal. Railway Mail, and other
branches of the service of the C. S. Also
appointments in Philippine Islands and
Panama. Full particulars free concern
ins all positions, salaries, examinations
(held soon in every state), sample examin
ation questions, etc. Address
laTlQML COBIESPOKOEJCE IISTiTiTE,
445 2i RatitMl tank lug.. WuMtgtM. D. C.
We have Money to Loan
on Chattels. Plenty of it,
too. Utmost secrecy.
KELLY &NORRIS ,
la So. Ilth St.
LltlCOLM SKIRT CO,
ETHEL E. ANDERSON. Proprietor.
Exclusive Retailers. Manufacturers of
High-Grade, Kade-to-Measure Petticoats
1235 N Street. - - Lincoln, Nebr.
John F. Tobin, Pres.
Dr. R. L. BENTLEY
Office Hours 1 to 4 p. m.
OffiV 211S O St. Both Phone
Union rtade. The Best Made, Take no Other
Made by CUTTER & CROSSETTE. Chics
If you want to get a definite line on
the political outlook. Just ask your
selves these two questions:
"Are there any men in my neigh
borhood who have habitually voted
the republican ticket who are now
supporting Bryan and Kern?"
"Are there any democrats in my
neighborhood who are supportig Taft
Here is a sample of what the an
swer will be: James Watson is the
postmaster at Marple, Box Butte
county, Nebraska. He has always
been a republican, but this year he
is -supporting Bryan. He says he has
talked to many republicans in his
neighborhood, but so far as he is able
to learn, only three are supporting
Taft. Similar reports come with
names and corroborating facts from
every section of the country.
. The real facts of the situation are
that the republican committee's
private and confidential reports were
30 pessimistic that it was deemed im
perative that Mr. Tafts campaign of
dignity and reserve" should be aban
doned and a rear platform campaign
inaugurated. After bloviating for ten
or twelve years about Mr. Bryan's
undignified methods of campaigning,"
and for weeks pointing with pride to
the fact that their candidate would
"observe the proprieties" and would
not "belittle the dignity of a, candi
date for such high office," the repub
lican managers, fearing and trembling,
have abandoned that high and mighty
position and Mr. Taft is striving to
emulate an example that he and his
managers so long denounced.
S. J. Stearns, an official of the
United Garment Workers of America,
was in Lincoln last week. He re
ports that the general convention of
his, union went on record as not only
supporting the political policy of the
American Federation of Labor, bnt
endorsed the democratic national
ticket. The Garment Workers Union
is especially strong in New York, Buf
falo, Rochester, Albany and other
cities in the Empire state, and in
Chicago. Local after local of this
union has endorsed the democratic
"I have been as far east as Toledo,
as far north as upper Wisconsin, and
as far west as Lincoln during the last
five weeks," said Mr. Sterns," "and I
find the same story everywhere among
the union workers. They are sup
porting the policy of the American
Federation of Labor, and are going to
vote for Bryan. Not because they are
democrats for I should judge that a
majority were not democrats but be
cause they see in the election of
Bryan and Kern their only hope of
early relief from the injustice of the
injunction as applied in labor dis
putes. And the feeling that it is time
for a change is not confined to trades
unionists. It exists among business
men, especially among the smaller
dealers. I am sanguine that Bryan
will be elected."
'All this is merely the last, for the
tim heiner. of a. lone sentience. First
they denounced Bryan for demanding
that the Filipinos be treated as the
Cubans had been treated, and the re-
nlv was "Where the American flag
has been raised it will never come
down." A - few months later the
American flag raised in Cuba came
down Thev denounced Br van for
advocating what they termed "a 50-
csnt dollar, and said were was
plenty of money and only confidence
was needed. Confidence was restored,
the per capita circulation increased 50
per cent and then a republican con
rrpse issued a no-cent asset currency.
They denounced Bryan for making a
campaign tour and now tney put
their own candidate on the stump.
They ridiculed Bryan for dictating
into a phonograph and before the
echoes of their ridicule had died away
their candidate was dictating into
the phonograph and selecting, too,
the Eame topics that Mr. Bryan had
useJ. They denounced Bryan for ad
vocating a tank guarantee and now
republican tiaie conventions are en
dorsing bank guarantee. They de
nounced the idea of publicity of cam
paign contributions and now seek
favor by saying they will make public
all contributions after election.
From Wisconsin, Minnesota, Ohio,
Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado and from
the Pacific coast comes the cry to
the republican national committee:
"Come over and help us or we perish!"
James W. Van Cleave, president of
the National Association of Manufac
turers, is the man who is trying to
send Gompers, Mitchell and Duncan
to jail for contempt of court. He is
the most virulent opponent of trades
unionism in America. At the annual
meeting of the National Association
of Manufacturers last winter the as
sociation adopted this resolution:
"Third, That we recommend as a
basis of protective duties upon which
the commission shall work the prin
ciple of international costs, to-wit:
Protective duties should represent
substantially a permanent differential
between the cost of production in for
eign countries and that in the United
States, with an ample margin for safe
The republican platform, adopted a
few months later, says:
"In all tariff legislation the true
principle of protection is best main
tained by the imposition of such
duties as will equal the difference be
tween the cost of production at home
and abroad, together with a reason
able profit to American industries."
The National Manufacturers Asso
ciation went to Chicago and got what
it wanted. The representatives of
3,000,000 workingmen went to Chicago
and got well, they got it in the neck.
Oscar Strans. secretary of com
merce and labor In President itan'
elt's cabinet, announces that he will
take the stump for Taft because ne
knows Taft is friendly to laboring
men. "And I am a friend of labor,
too," says Secretary Straus. Let as
see about his branj of "friendsiua for
American labor." The facts mav be
found in the official records of the
department of commerce and labor.
A year or so ago the onion Ethogra
paers of the conn try asked for tiut
eight hour day. This was denied by
he employers, and the onion lithogra
phers went on strike. The tuna! in
junctions were issued, bnt the boys
"struck." The employers, with their
shops idle, went to Secretary Strans,
and that official showed his friendship
for American workingmen by abro
gating the alien contract labor law
insofar as- It applied to lithographers,
and admitted European lithographers
under the plea that "there is a scarc
ity of skilled workingmen in the litho
graphing trades in this country." And
the European workmen came over
under contract and took the places
of American workmen who had asked
for an eight hoar day in their trade.
The republican party favors guar-
THE RULES OF THE GAME.
They have "studied the problems of
(A venture which brought them re
nown,) Though the blood and the sweat
And the smells that they met. -Drove
them back to their homes r
They were seized with a fainting sea
sation As they passed na in filth without
Bnt they thought that tney knew .
What "the masses" pass through.
In keeping the rules of the game.
Not a laugh did they hear on their
To smile has become a lost art.
But they never drew near
To help drive 'way a tear.
Or to cheer up a dull aching heart.
Each soul that they met as they ling
ered. Seemed damned to an eternal hell
But the aim of oar strife.
And onr straggle in life.
Is always to break from oar celL
If we're judged by their rales of the
Or tried by their rales of the game.
We will ne'er win the fight.
By the power of onr might.
Nor be counted with those who o'er
canie. But the Great Referee of the Coo
test," Whose judgment ne'er come with a
For He knows the whole game.
And He knows why we're lame.
He'll give us a big handicap.
Rev. Charles Stelzle. '
The republican committee practical
ly admits that Indiana is hopelessly
lost to the republican ticket this year.
The special elections in that state last
week showed clearly the trend of
'events. The legislature being called
to meet in extra session, it was neces
sary to hold special elections to fill
several vacancies in the legislature.
The democrats were uniformly suc
cessful registering immense gains,
while the republicans scored discour
agingly to them large losses.
The democratic state convention in
New York was another huge chunk of
gloom for the republican managers.
They had counted on democratic dis
sensions, especially in Greater New
York, and they were dismayed when
they discovered that New York demo
crats were never so harmonious and
never so unflinching and untiring in
their support of the national ticket.
The nomination of Lewis Stuyvesant
Chanler will contribute hugely to
democratic success in the Empire
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