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Dr. R. L. BENTLEY
Office Hours 1 to 4 p. m. .
Office 2118 O St. Both Phono
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and thousands of others, who are
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WILL M. MAUPIN, EDITOR
Published Weekly at 137 No. 14th
Lincoln, Neb. One Dollar a Year
Entered as second-class matter April
:1, 1904, at the postofflce at Uncoln.
Jeb., under the Act of Congress oi
-larch 3rd, 1879. .
"Printers' Ink," the recog
nized authority on advertis
ing, after a thorough Investi
gation on this subject, says:
"A labor paper is a far bet
ter advertising medium than
an ordinary newspaper In
comparison with circulation.
A labor paper, for example,
having 2,000 subscribers Is of
more value to the : business
man who advertises in it
thi an ordinary paper with
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braska ever had enacted an employ
ers liability law which was a long
step in the right direction. That the
law is not wide enough in its appli
cation has been demonstrated time
and again, and never more forcibly
than by the two fatal accidents sus
tained' by Electrical Workers of Lin
coln this week. The law as it stands
at present applies only to railroad
men engaged in the actual running of
trains. Narrow as this law is, it was
accepted by workingmen as perhaps
the best that could be secured at that
time. The editor of The Wagoworker
and others identified more or less with
the organized labor movement, ap
peared before the house committee
having the bill in charge and endeav
ored to have the bill amended so as
to include other hazardous , occupa
tions, but the effort was unsuccess
There are several occupations that
are as hazardous as railroading.
Among them may be enumerated the
Electrical Workers, the Structural Iron
and Steel Workers and Cassion men.
Doubtless statistics will show that in
proportion to numbers the , Electrical
Workers lose more men by accident
than any other tradesmen. Why, then,
should the employer's liability law be
limited to the one class?
If the legislature of 1909 wants to
score a hit with the workingmen of
the state it will amend- the employ
er's liability so as to "vjsn its scope
and include more workers Jn" its bene
fits. ' v; .
' , We are ex part cleaners, dyers
aaa lalsbers of Ladles' and uen- C
tlaaen's Clothing of all kinds.
The taest dresses a specialty.
TUB NEW FIRM
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IMS N 8t - - Lincoln. Neb.
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MYDEN'S ART STUDIO
New Location, 1127 O
' Pine v rk a Specialty.
THAT "LABOR DINNER."
The much advertised arid much
talked about "labor conference din
ner" at the White House was pulled
off on schedule time. If President
Roosevelt is proud of it, certainly
the rest of ns have no particular rea
son for complaint. But Secretary
Loeb'a contention that it was a "pri
vate affair" does not jibe well with
all the talk about it most of which
Issued from the White House. It is
so clearly apparent that President
Roosevelt engineered the whole affair
for the purpose of administering a
snub to the American Federation of
Labor officials who supported Bryan,
that it is only natural that organized
labor should bo interested. To sup
pose for an instant, that President
Roosevelt thought that the ignoring
of Gompers at an affair of this kind
would not be considered a snub is to
indict his judgment. But Theodore
Roosevelt is nothing if not impulsive,
so it is reasonable' to suppose that he
acted on the Impulse of the moment
when he announced the dinner, and
then felt that he had to make good.
Doubtless he regretted the action afterwards.
As a "labor conference," the dinner
must have . been . considerable of a
joke. T. V. Powderly, who wrecked
the once mighty Knights of Labor by
his executive inability, and who has
been a federal officeholder for ' years
on end, was one of the guests. Samuel
Gompers, who has been president of
the American Federation of Labor for
a quarter of a century, was not in
vited. The- most conspicuous labor
leaders present were Stone of the En
gineers, Hannahan of the Firemen and
Morrisey of the Trainmen. These men
are really successful labor leaders, but
they are in no wise identified with the
American Federation of Labor. An
other leader present was Inter-State
Commerce Commissioner Clark, who is
a member of the Order of Railway
Conductors. This organization is not
affiliated with the American Federa
tion of Labor. The men who have
been most prominently identified with
the labor movement during the last
decade were not present, some of .them
because they were not invited, and
others because they resented the at
tempted snub of Gompers. Among the
missing, ones were Lynch of the Typo
graphical Union, Lennon of the Tail
ors, Mitchell of the Mineworkers, Sec
retary Morrison . of the Federation,
Vice President Duncan of the Federa
tion and Keefe of the Longshoremen.
Just why Keefe was not present is a
mystery, unless it be that he thought
it best to remain in Denver and help
along the cause of disrupting the great
organization by opposing Gompers' re
election and the endorsement of the
political program. Of course Dolan of
the Steam Shovel Men's Union was
there. Outside of the railroad brother
hood representatives there were not
as many labor leaders present as there
were editors of the Outlook, and there
were more lawyers, two to one, than
all the rest of the guests combined.
As a social function, the dinner was
doubtless a great success. But so
far as any results beneficial to labor
they are likely to accrue by reason of
the dinner having been given, unior
men who think more of unionism than
they do of petty political schemes will
have to be shown.
A state legislature enacts a law re
ducing freight rates and the court de
clares It to be unconstitutional . be
cause it is "confiscatory." An em
ployer arbitrarily reduces ' wages and
any court in the land would laugh it
self to death, almost, if the employes
made the same kind of a plea entered
by the railroads.
The defeat of "Bill" Mahon for con
gress in the Detroit district was not
unexpected.. There are too many un
organized men in that district, coupled
with too many union men who are
partisans first and union men after
wards, to make it possible to elect
such splendid men as "Bill" Mahon
to congress. - ,
People who are interested In , the
crusade against child tabor should
take notice that an attempt will be
made at the coming session of the
Nebraska' legislature to .emasculate the
child labor law by the adoption of
amendments that will make the whole
law a farce.
SHOULD WIDEN 8COPE OF LAW
The legislature of 1907 which, by
the way, was one of the best that Ne
Here's hoping the 1909 convention of
the American Federation of Labor
goes to some extreme point of the
country. In that event It will be pos
sible for Lincoln the center of the
universe to make a telling plea for
the 1910 convention.
Harvey K Garman didn't last long
as a labor editor, but when he dropped
out of the fold he stepped into a job
as a member of the Colorado legisla
ture. Gasman is a union man for fair,
and here's hoping he will be elected
speaker of the house.. -
The more one studies the vote cast
at the last election the more certain
it appears that the labor vote came.
nearer to being cast solidly in the in
terests of labor than ever before.
Post continues to offer, a "thousand
dollars" for proof of this thing and
that He would better offer it to the
woman he discarded after she bad
helped him to fortune.
There are about 1,500,000 of us who
believe that more good will accrue to
labor from the Denver convention than
from any number of White House
Well, Uncle Sammy Gompers is not
the only union man who is immune
from indigestion caused by over-eating
at the White House under the present
By the time the legislature meets
arrangements -should have been made
to present a united appeal for the re
peal of the infamous-10 per cent gar
Nebraska needs the attention of the
American Federation of Labor about
as badly as any state in the Union.
Every time you think of the White
house "labor dinner," let it be a re
minder that you ought to demand the
union label on all your purchases.
' .The Union men who "lays down" at
the first defeat never gets anywhere.
Let's keep on fighting for right and
Great Scott, perhaps they mean to
bust the labor movement by laying all
wr leaders up with the gout. . 1 '
In one minute a man can act fool
'sh enough to cause him a lifetime of
Ittoif ie Priei
I When the careful and economical dresser finds the
place where he can combine the latest in style and the
best in wear with the ldwest possible price, is it to be
wondered at that he stops there and bestows his pat-
ronage? And is it to be wondered at that this store
does the' business when it always combines these
things the best values for the least money.
There are about as many individual tastes in cloth- .
ing as there are individual men, and the problem is to
best suit the largest possible number of individual
tastes. This store's buyers have solved that problem
; to the satisfaction of thousands of men. There is a
refinement, a dignity, about the Armstrong Clothing
that sets it apart and above the other kind. The
"above", is only in style, make, fit and wear not in
the price. There is a something about our clothing
"verve" it may be that makes it a strong appeal to
the neat, careful and economical dresser. "More for
the Money, and Better" that's this store's motto. v-
from nriEEM to ram
Extra good values for the money in suits
' and overcoats from $15 to $40. This wide range
makes it possible for us to suit every purse as well as
every taste. The full value is in the fabric, the style
and the make. "
OUR BOY'S DEPARTMENT
This is really a big store in itself. It contains more
goods than many clothing stores of huge pretensions.
Anything and everything for the boys from 2 years
old to 1 6. School outfitting is a strong point with
us in this department.
Good Clothes Merchants
BARBERS' OPPONENT ELECTED, i
Ex-Representative Eubanks of Cleve
land was swept into the Ohio legisla
ture on the recent tidal wave. This col
ored gentleman was responsible for
defeating the proposed bill to regulate
barber shops arid provide for sanitary
inspection, introduced a few years
ago. Eubanks vowed it was a sin
ister move of the barbers' unions to
put his race out of commission,
but he forgot to add that the Barbers'
union is alone responsible for present
conditions, which the non-union col
ored . workers also enjoy. Toledo
SAME OLD HABIT. .
, From all appearances, the working-
men in the east have not gotten out
of the old habit of permitting their em
ployers to vote them. Uni on Banner.
THE LABOR VOTE AT THE EECENT ELECTION.
not that of foes ; and since those who depend for a livelihood on the
labor of their hands bear the heavier burdens and have less oppor
tunity to upbuild their higher being, the men of position and educa
tion, for whom they labor, should lead them not more in virtue of their
jri-eater ' ability and capital than in virtue of their greater loving
"Where production is controlled despotically by capital there
may be a seeming prosperity, but the qualities which give sacredness
and worth to life are enfeebled or destroyed. In the absence of a
trustful and conciliatory disposition the strife between capital, and
labor can not be composed of laws and contrivances. The causes
from which it springs are as deep as man's' nature, and nothing that
is powerless to illumne-the mind and touch the heart can reach the
fountain head of the evil. So long as employers and employes con
tinue to look on one another as opponents and antagonists, so long
shall their relations be unsatisfactory and strained, requiring but
a slight thing to provoke the open warfare which is called a strike."
The Democratic party has stood for the right; it must still stand
for the right. Peace, prosperity and progress-all these demand
that justice be done to those who toil. ' .
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