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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (Oct. 31, 1908)
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AsMoira (P JStalkelbeir&eir
Democratic and People's Candidate for
Governor of Nebraska
Mr. Shallenberger believes that the people have a right to know where a candidate stands on any
and all questions that concern them. In asking union men in particular and workingmen in general
for their suffrage Mr. Shallenberger takes advantage of this opportunity to inform them of his position
on questions of immediate concern to them.
He is opposed to the present convict labor leasing System, whereby the labor of convicts is sold to
private individuals for the manufacture of merchandise that is sold in the open markets in competi
tion with those articles made by the labor of free and honest men.
He is opposed to any amendment of .the child labor law that will tend to weaken its provisions
against the employment of children who should be in school and who have a right to the playtime of
youth. , . ''v , 1 ,
He is in favor of the enactment of a law granting the right of trial by jury in all cases of direct
contempt in the courts of the state. ?
He favors the eight-hour day.
He believes that a labor union does not come within the provisions of the Sherman anti-trust law,
and holds that a union made up of men with hearts and minds and souls should not be degraded by
law to the low level of a trust made up of mere matter and merchandise.
He believes that what a man has a right to do as a citizen, he has a right to do as a union man
and citizen. '";,.'. ' : : ' . :-'
He stands for guaranty of bank deposits, which
will prevent panics, promote prosperity and pro
vide absolute security for the people's money. . Shal
lenberger wrote the guaranty plank on which he
stands himself and his party adopted it unanimous
ly. Sheldon's party rejected a guaranty plank
He Stands for Strict Economy in Administra
tion of State Affairs.
Where Do You Stand ?
Mr. Shallenberger is a successful business man,
stock grower and banker. He is in the prime of life
and combines energy and broad-minded ability with
advanced and practical ideas of public affairs.
Ihirty years of his life have been spent in Ne
braska, and his long residence has given him a wide
knowledge of our people, their condition and needs.
Though essentially a worker and business man, he
is also recognized as one ofx the strongest public
speakers of the west.
He represented the Fifth Nebraska District in
the 57th Congress with credit to himself and great
advantage to the state He took an important part
in the enactment of the national irrigation law,
which is doing so much for western Nebraska.
In his campaign for the governorship two years
ago, he stood for definite and positive legislation
for the reduction of passenger, freight and express
rates. The only relief the people have obtained
with respect to these matters has been through the
two cent passenger rate law, the Aldrich maximum
freight rate law and the Sackett express rate law.
These laws are a result of his fight in that campaign,
and the action of the fusion members of the legisla
ture who forced them upon a republican administration.
ASHTON C. SHALLENBERGER
Democratic and People's Candidate for Governor
None of these measures were recommended by
Governor Sheldon, either in his campaign, or his
message to the legislature. In fact, Governor Shel
don opposed the two cent paseenger rate law from
the time it was suggested until after it was passed, .
and for a while it was openly asserted that he
would refuse to sign it. But on the last day and
at the eleventh hour he gave it his approval, not,
however, until the railroads had publicly announced
'that they would accept the law.
Mr. Shallenberger favors a law for the guaran
ty of bank deposits. The plank in his platform f av- ;
oring that measure was prepared by himself ' and .
unanimously adopted by his party.
A general plank so indefinite that anyone' who
favored any kind of a guarantee law could have
voted for it, was 'presented to the republican con
vention and overwhelmingly rejected , Governor
Sheldon stands on the platform of his party oppos
ing any measure for the guaranty of bank deposits.
In short, Mr. Shallenberger stands for the guaranty
of bank deposits; Governor Sheldon stands opposed -to
it. Where do you stand? : r,
A vote for Mr. Shallenberger is a vote for safe
banking, for just taxation, local self-government ;
and for a man who knows what he wants and has the
courage, force and euergy to carry his ideas into
effect. He is thoroughly identified with the best
interests of the state and fitted in every .way to
fill the office for which he has been nominated. 1 He
is a broad-minded man, a man of affairs, and, if
elected, will be the governor, not of a particular
faction or party, but of all the people.'
Mr. Shallenberger stands squarely upon the labor plank of the Denver platform. During his entire public career he has
championed the cause of the workers, denounced government by injunction and opposed an industrial system tnat fostered child
labor, sweat shops and competition with convict labor.
The same energy,' foresight and ability that enabled him to carve out success with his own hands will be used by him in
the office of governor for the benefit of the people and the upbuilding of Nebraska
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