The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-????, November 14, 1908, Image 6
lo ou Mm in Merigloro lsf ytietf ( l I ' " i I - , .. " 1 1 i u I Is $25 Too Much for a Suit? If you think so, why not make a change? Suit Made to Order By a Union Tailor i SCOTCH WOOLEN MILLS M. C RANDALL 185 SOUTH THIRTEENTH NEBRASKA Wholesale Paper, Stationery and Fireworks 109 North Ninth St. LINCOLN, NEB. Phones Auto 1514, Bell 606 USE mmViII ! . Liberty Flour (Made in "Lincoln) H. 0. Barber $ Son JOHN BAUER Wholesale Llqucr Dealer Distributor of Dick fc Bros. , Quincy Brewing Co's Celebrated Lager Beer. OFFICE & WAREHOUSE 427-29-31-33-35 So. 8th St., Lincoln, Nob. Phones: Auto 1817. Bell 817 When "Walk-Overs" go on, shoe troubles go off. Have You Tried a Pair? Rogers & Perkins Co. 1125 O STREET NEBRASKA'S SELECT HARD-WHEAT FLOUR Wilbur and DeWift Hills The Celebrated , Little Hatchet Flour RYE FLOUR A SPECIALTY Telephone U: " 145 SO. 9th, LINCOLN ITIDRESHER yj Tailor 143 South Tnolfth Stroot LINCOLN, NEB. FIRST TRUST AND SAVINGS BANK Owned By Stockholders of The First National Bank THE BINK ROR THE WAGE EARNER INTEREST PAID AT 4 PER CENT Tenth and O Streets AUTO PHONE 2547 ' c s BELL PHONE 2548 O. A. FULK, Gents' Furnishings, Hats; 1325 O Street KELLY'S PLUMBERS : AWAITING EXPLANATIONS. Nebraska Unionists Stood Up and Want to Hear from the East. The carrying of the whole state "ticket by the democrats, including the legislature and five congressmen, was a staggering jolt for Injunction Hill's boosters and notice to the whole (1 n country that the peo- Vle of Nebraska are behind Bryan and will stay behind him as long as he lives and is able to fight for what he and we all believe to be right. JOE PRINTING AT THE OFFICE OF The Wageworker We are prepared to handle all kinds of Printing Cards to Newspapers. Have you tried us? No! Very likely we can do you good. Wageworker Auto 1556 130 North 14th Bell 333 The election of four congressmen from this state is notice by publicar tion that Cannon and Cannontsm is a rotten limb of our system of gov ernment that Nebraska protests against. The election of Shallenber ger as governor is notice to .Govern or Sheldon that , the people of .Nebras ka did. not like his knocking on Bryan by paying him high compliments and then jabbing him with a hypocritical "unfit for the office of president" talk. The election of Shallenberger and the legislature will give to the people of Nebraska Bryan's guarantee of bank . deposits ' law in spite of the quitters of -i.e east who think with their bellies and God hates a quitter. Here in Bryan's state we have no ppologies to offer for the result of the election. The union men are proud of the showing made in this state and await impatiently for explanations from the eastern industrial centers. Omaha Western Laborer. A HARD SLAP. World-Herald Printers Get Back Man Who Struck a Pose. at During the recent campaign Frank Kennedy of the Western . Laborer, Omaha, quoted scores of republican trades unionists who declared their intention of voting for Bryan, and said that no republican unionists had declared in public statement or print ed iiterv'ear that he would vote for '.'aft. He further offered a box of ci gars to any republican trades union ist who would declare his preference for Taft. T. W. McCullough, manag ing editor of the Bee, and recently e'peted delegate to the American fed ration of Labor, seeing a chance to break into print, 'wrote to the World Herald the following letter: . "Omaha, Neb., Nov. 2. To the Edi tor of the World-Herald: In re sponse to the challenge of Frank A. Kennedy of the Omaha Western La borer I hereby declare my intention to vote for Taft, anfl not only to vote for Taft, but to vote the entire republi can ticket, national, state and local. "If Mr. Kennedy desires he may send the box of union label cigars to the World-Herald composing .. room, where they will be smoked with gusto by my friends. Very truly yours, "T. W. M'CULLOUGH, , "Managing "Editor of the Bee." When McCullough saw his letter in the World-Herald he sat back and chuckled until the " World-Herald printed the following letter the next day: ' Omaha, Nov. 2. To the Editor of the World-Herald: "Owing to the fact that the members of the World Herald chapel have had a voluntary raise recently we decline with thanks Mr. McCullough's proffer. We think his charity should begin at home, and he should give those cigars to the members of the Bee composing room as a substitute for the raise in wages which the World-Herald enjoys." This letter was' signed by every member of the World-Herald chapel, and then the scene of the chuckling was transferred from the Bee office to the World-Herald office: ' LET US KNOW. The Wageworker Wants to Help Boost Annual Balls of Lincoln Unions. ( The season is at hand when the unions of Lincoln will begin holding annual balls, and The Wageworker would be pleased to "boost" them to the extent of its ability. But the managers of these social affairs should bear in mind that the editor of The Wageworker is not a mind reader, and is therefore unable to guess just when a union ball is to be held. The chairman of the committees are re quested to send iu the facts and The Wageworker will "boost" for fair. In this connection it might be well for the unions holding annual balls to consider the matter of arranging to have all profits from the balls invest ed in Labor Temple stock. NOT THE END OF GOMPERS. James H. Barry, Who Knows, Says the Old Man Is Still a Power. On the first page of Thursday's Chronicle was a special dispatch from New York saying that the election of Taft "marks the end of Samuel Gom pers as a labor leader" in the opinion of many labor leaders in New York City, and an unnamed union man is quoted as saying: ' "Gompers stands a discredited labor leader as the. result of yesterday's vote. He cast his lot with Bryan and attempted to deliver the labor vote to the Democratic party. The vote shows that he failed ignominiously, and his defeat means his downfall in the American Federation of Labor,; I believe." v '.- Nothing would be more pleaying. t6 the enemies of union labor than' the elimination of Gompers and his friends from leadership in the American Fed eration of Labor. But even if he were defeated for re-election as president of the American Federation of Labor, that would not mark the end of Gom pers as a useful and. forceful man....--. If the American Federation elimin ates Gompers from its leadership 'it will thereby endorse the very things to which the Federation is opposed. By defeating Gompers, the Federation will approve what is opposed by prac tically every organ of organized labor in this country, and the Federation will very likely go the way of the Knights of Labor and the A, R. U. Gompers, with the same stout heart that has made him a force for good, says he is "temporarily defeated, but not conquered."- He is not made of the stuff that raises the white flag. Nevertheless, we see no reason for agreeing with Gompers that "the or ganized workers stood true to " the cause of justice and human, freedom." The election returns don't indicate anything of the kind. On the contrary, the returns indicate that " the organized'- w-orkers voted ' for what they said they didn't- want. -V . i , : Nor can we agree' with Gompers that "the moral influence of the cam paign is with the workers," when . we remember that Joe Cannon was re-electedfor the voters in Cannon's district endorsed Cannonism and all, that it implies. We do not agree with Gom pers when he says: "Action consistent, insistent and persistent '. ;H achieve for t e - toilora the triumph of the cause of labor and the cause of labor and the cause of human justice." That is true, provided the action be consistent for the right, insistent for the right, persistent for the right. It is true, procided the organized work ers get away from the class idea. Not only that, but the organized workers must get down to bedrock principles. The fight for humanity and for justice must be made along the line of least resistance. The line of least resist ance is the road to direct legislation. Justice will not triumph until The People rule. The People will not rule until they control . their legislative bodies. San Francisco Star. , WALL STREET VIEW OF GOMPERS Organ of the Financial and Trust Kings Says He Is "Repudiated." The Wall Street Journal is the ac knowledged organ of all the financial and industrial pirates whose habitat is Wall street and whose hunting ground is-' wherever, there is something" to ex ploit or a special interest to serve. For this reason its views concerning Samuel Gompers and the whole body of organized labor will be interesting, especially to those union men who were considerably more partisan than they were union, and therefore op posed the political program of the American Federation of Labor. After leading what the Wall Street Journal says of Gompers it would be well for union men to "flock apart" and do a little thinking. They might ask them selves if it is profitable for them to accept the views of the Wall Street Journal rather than ' the views of a man who has devoted a lifetime to the service of his fellow workers. The Wall Street Journal, under the heading, "Gompers ."Repudiated," rays: "And as Bryan's defeat is the na tion's gain, so it may be said that Gomper's beating-is labor's gain. '. "Mr. Gompers first played with the republican party, which was the party in power. President ' Roosevelt - ad mitted him to his confidence, and went so far in support of the legislative de mands of organized labor as to incur the censure of the larger element in the business Community, who ,fe!t that he was going1 altogether, too far. - "Whether !th.e president -rwerit too tar' or riot in his policy' favorable to organized labor, there can be ho doubt that ;, Mr,; Gompers .went ' too " far. . . He made -demands that the president could hot accede to." Roosevelt would not stand " for legalized boycott and violence. ' . "Inasmuch as he7 could not get all he wanted from Roosevelt and the re publican party-Mr. Gompers went boldly over to Mr. Bryan "-and tried to take his organization with , him. Openly he endeavored to drag ; the partisan politics. , "The result is a' well merited, em phatic rebuke at the polls The great pluralities for Taft could not- have been rolled up if multiudes of work men, members of labor organizations, had not voted for him. a,- 'In doing so 'they repudiated , Mr. Gompers. He is now as much, a dis credited leader as Mr. Bryan. Gom l;ers ought to resign. : -( "This result ought not, however, to ;iave any weight with President Taft. and it, will not have in the determination- of 'his own policy toward la bor. ; Because Mr. Gompers . " went wrong that is no reason for taking any revenge on organized labor. . On the contrary everything in. reason ought to be done to improve the con dition of labor,- and there should. be progressive legislation to that end. "Only there will be no legislation for the boycott, no denial to capital of court protection for business." OTIS, SECRETARY OF ,WAR. For manv vears Harrison Gray Otis, editor of the Los Angeles Times, has iispr! pvpn- nnnortunitv within his power to insult, abuse, malign and in jure the workingmen of his state. This is so notorious that its truth is not questioned, but those upon whom his malice has been shown have here tofore been powerless to protect them selves. General Otis' lifelong ambi tion is to be secretary of war. This is the reward to be given him for his services by the republicans. Now that Taft is elected we suppose- his wish will be gratified, and it is not a very pleasant prospect for those .who have felt the lash of his displeasure when ever they, dared to differ with him or his interests ; were opposed to theirs, to see General Otis secretary of war, and we hope he will not get the job. Memphis (Tenn.) Co-Operative Com monwealth. - . . - ' Well, The Wageworker hopes that Otis will land the job. He has earned it by valiant service in the warfare against unionism and the unionists have just that dose coming to them for their failure to 'take advantage of their political opportunity.