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$15.00 Suitor O'coat
in our store, at
it comes to what he is pleased to term
"legislative enactments," the parties
Therefore quotes the attorney gen
eral, the marine band can toot its
head off for Washington's best citi
zen's. President. Weber of the Musi
cians vows he will overthrow the def
cision. Toledo Union Leader.
Second January Meeting Scheduled
fro Next Thursday Evening.
The Central Lo'jor Union will meet
t Bruse's hall next Tuesday evening.
It is expected that the committee ap
pointed to arrange for a Lincoln An
niversary meeting will be ready to
make a detailed report. The time is
one too long and it will be necessary
to move rapidly if the anniversary is
elebrated in tha proper manner.
In addition to this committee's re
port there will be other matters of
importance to he discussed. Every
ccredited delegate should be present.
It is probable that delegates from the
ewly organized Glove Workers' Un
ion will be present and ask to be obligated.
AND IT'S ALL IN THE LABEL
Are you aware
of the many uses and values of
A $5.00 barrel
of tar can be made pay for
itself many times over.
Tar for the preservation of
timber and iron!
Tar for road sprinkling!
Tar for the prevention of ver
min on fowls and stock!
There are hundreds of distinct
uses for tar
Lincoln Gas and
Electric Light Co.
For information, call on or write
A Well Known Minnesota Member
Picks a Political Plum.
W. E. McEwan, editor of the Du-
luth Labor World, is a member of the
Plumbers' Union and has been one
of the most active workers in the
cause in the country. He served as
secretary of the Minnesota State Fed
eration of Labor for several years,
and would have been serving yet had
he not insisted on having the honor
passed around. Later he was appoint
ed state oil Inspector by Governor
Johnson and served in that capacity
with credit. Now he has been ap
pointed commissioner of labor by Gov
ernor Johnson, and no one who knows
him has the remotest doubt about his
making a splendid record for him
self and the cause of organized labor
in that official position.
It has been determined to promote
the work of organization in New
England, and with that end in view
E. W. Leonard, international organ
izer, has opened headquarters in Bos
ton. "What makes me tired," remarked
the grouchy plumber as he casually
bit the. end from a union made, cigar,
"is this joke about frozen water pipes
and the profit we plumbers make there
from. We don't make good money
from that sort of work, the gen
eral impression to the contrary not
withstanding. We'll gladly trade any
good week in the building season for
twice that time, during the winter sea
son with broken pipes. Me for the
new plumbing work any old time in
preference to tinkering with broken
pipes while the weather is 'steen de
grees below freezo."
The fifteenth annual ball of the
Omaha union, held on January 8, was
a glittering- success, socially and fin
ancially. Wonder when the Lincoln
local will get busy and hold an an
go .through them we feel impelled to
make . a panful of fudge and marcel
wave our straggling locks. What we
are waiting for now is an example of
hewing set by some of the fancy-vest
ed editorial brethren who don't have
to hustle out every Saturday afternoon
to raise the wherewithal to put in the
envelopes of the printer and pressman.
LABOR'S PATRIOTIC DUTY.
Must Furnish Convicted Leaders
With the Sinews of War.
The report comes from Washington
that Messrs. Gompers, Mitchell and
Morrison have no .money with which
to continue-the appeal from the out
rageous prison sentences imposed up
on these splendid labor leaders by
Justice Wright, and that unless funds
are forthcoming the appeal cannot go
Mr. Gompers, with that thoughtful
ness which has so characterized his
career as a labor leader, says that the
unions should not be levied upon for
funds because of the condition of de
pression and idleness prevailing every
But let there, be no concern over
the question of funds in this case. All
Mr. Gompers and his accused col
leagues have to do is to say they will
accept voluntary contributions from
Labor and Labor's friends, and finan
cial assistance will pour in upon the
from every city and town and hamlet
in the nation.
Nothing could be more disastrous to
the country than an abandonment of
the appeal from Judge Wright's mon
Labor owes it as a patriotic duty to
the nation to press this suit to the end
and re-establish for all time to come
the.' right of free speech and a free
press in these United States.
The Republic has wired Mr. Gom
pers that if funds are needed, this pa
per will contribute $50 and undertake
to raise more. Buffalo Republic.
But We'd Like Mighty Well to See
Official' Editors Leading.
"Labor papers should hew to the
line," declares President Gompers,
meaning that they should hammer the
stuffing out of judges like Wright.
That's what they should do, and here's
one that will endeavor to do It, pro
viding it can get sight of a few offi
cial organs getting the adz on the line.
We're getting all-fired tired of doing
all the hewing of wood and drawing
off water while the editors of the
official organs look wise and urge us
to "send on the per capiter, and ham
mer h 1 out of the opposition!"
We get a fine lot of very ladylike
officials organs at this labor paper
shop, and every time we set down to
WHAT IS IT, ANYHOW?
Union Musicians Want to Know About
the Marine Band.
Is the Marine band at Washington
connected with the navy, or is it an
aggregation of landlubbers? '
That's what bothers the Musicians'
Union, who have opposed the Marine
band competing with civilian organi
zations, rightfuly holding it is in the
government employ. But Attorney
General Bonaparte has handed down
one of those decisions that are like
the Irishman's flea "When you put
your .finger on him, he ain't there.
Bonaparte says the marine corps
is part of the navy, and the band is
part of the marine corps, but when
CENTRAL LABOR UNION.
had to, submit to a law which pro
hibits any state officer from accept
ing or using a pass, and now the pres
ident of the Great Northern must pay
fare over his own road.
A careless switchman at Vancouver,
B. C, caused the death of two men
by'misplacing a switch.
Mrs. (Jharles B. Righter of Lincoln
has been appointed a member of the
legislative committee of the Nebrask
Federation of . Woman's . Clubs. Mrs.'
Righter is a member of Capital Aux
iliary No. 11 to Typographical Union
CHEAP LABOR A BLIGHT.
It Means Cheap Manhood, Cheap Wo
manhood, Cheap Citizenship.
The vrtrst blight that threatens the
United States is not the blight of the
trusts or. of public corruptions or of
private wrong-doing. It is the blight
of cheap labor. Cheap labor means
above everything else cheap man
hood and cheap womanhood. It is
for this that the enemies of the unions
are fighting tooth and nail fighting
for the cheap and nasty hings of
life. And all this, we are assured, is
designed for the gain of the beloved
consumer. The trick lies in making
people believe that with cheap labor
everything else will be cheap, not in
quality but in price. Wages are actu
ally lower today in America even tha.'i
in China, when compared with the
price the consumer pays. It is not
necessary for James J. Hill or any
body else to point out that, man for
man and wage for wage, your Ameri
can workman does more for his $4 or
$5 a day than does the Chinaman for
his 10 or 12 cents. Only the tricksters
and the thoughtless need to be told
this much. St. Louis Building Trades
MITCHELL SPEAKS PLAINLY.
In a public speech in New York
last week John Mitchell said:,"My
father chafed under slavery ' in this
country, and gave four years in the
fight against it. I would be an un
worthy son if I surrendered one iota
of that heritage. I am going to. main
tain my liberty' to speak, to write, to
spend my money where I please, my
liberty to refuse to buy products that
I think that are unfair to labor."
Governor Shallenberger, of Nebras
ka, has appointed Will M. Maupin, of
Lincoln, deputy labor commissioner.
Mr. Maupin is well known in Ne-.
braska and Missouri and his appoint
ment will be appreciated among the
union men of the country. Oklahoma
State Labor News.
GETTING IN LINE.
The five non-union daily newspapers"
of Pittsburg were unionized last week
and will hereafter use the union label.
Now look out for an eruption from
jini van cleave. v
Little Items of News Picked Up Here
Musicians' Union ball, Auditorium,
February' 2. Tickets $1.
Typographical Union Ball, Fratern
ity hall, February 17. Tickets $1.:
Central , Labor Union meets at
Bruse's hall next Tuesday evening. All
delegates should be present. ,
The Glove Workers of Lincoln have
organized. It's up to the retail clerks
sheet metal workers, street railway
men and a few other lines of occupa
tion. " ,
If the shoes do not bear the union
.stamps they will make corns on the
feet of union men and women.
Gee, but The Wageworker is get
ting well along towards the end of its
fifth year, thanks to the loyal sup
port of a lot of union men and women,
and none at all to a lot of men and
women who claim to be unionists.
Lew Frazier has been reappointed
secretary of the state printing board.
The N Majestic, is putting up a fine
line of vaudeville entertainment these
delightful winter days.
The Fulton Stock Co. continues to
delight big audiences at the Lyric
every night. The very best plays are
presented by this splendid copipany in
a . manner that entitles the playhouse
to the hearty patronage of the play
going) public. s
The board of directors of the Lin
coln Labor Temple Building Associa
tion should either shoot or give up
the gun. .
The Christian Reporter, published
at Bethany, Nebr., is the only re
ligious journal , in the west that car
ries the union label at the head of
its editorial columns.
It is believed that 200 miners per
ished in a mine explosion at Switch
Back, W. Va., on January 13.
An explosion of fire damp in a milno
at Veszprim, Hungary, killed fifty-six
Louis W. Hill, president of th.j
Great Northern railroad .and son of
"Jim" Hill, has been appointed a
member of the Minnesota highway
commission by Governor Johnson and
has accepted. In order to accept iie
Old Graft Made New.
A new scheme is being worked on .
the public In the eastern part of the
state. ,Two men. come to town and
dress themselves up as farmers, se
cure an old scrubby team and a
broken-down wagon. The next day
they ship in a lot of packing house
cured meat and after rubbing it over
with wood ashes go about selling it
to the people as extra fine country
cured hams. They make a nice talk
and ask three cents extra per pound
because of the "extra labor" of country-curing
their meat. They- sold
nearly two hundred so-called sugar
cured hams in Nebraska City at an
advance of three cents over the retail
market. The strangest 'part of the
swindle was that many of the st
called hams turned out to be shoul
ders, which the , packing companies
trim up to resemble hams. These two '
men have been, working in all of the
towns in that: art of the state, and
it !s said they worked Omaha and
Lincoln. . . 1 ; ' . ; - . .
n . Business of ' Federal Court, f,
A. D. Beers was arraigned in the
federal court at Grand Island, Judge
T. C. Munger presiding, Saturday
morning, plead guilty to the charge
of counterfeiting and was sentenced
to pay $100 fine and one year In the
state penitentiary, the sentence being
suspended pending good behavior.
The Verdict Was Reversed.,''
T"he jury" in the case of Mary Barlow
against the city of Harvard for al
leged damages from a fall on a de
fective sidewalk brought in a verdict
at a late hour Thursday in favor of
the city. Mrs. Barlow had secured
a verdict for $1,800 In a former trial,
but this was a new trial. - ; ..
Death Roll in Wreck" Uncertain.
Although . eighty-four hours have
elapsed since the wreck of the Rio
Grande passenger and freight, at Pot
sero, the list of the dead is still in
complete. It is unknown whether it
is twenty or twenty-three. Traffic
was resumed and the debris of the '
wreck was burned. It is definitely
known that ten of the dead repre
sented two families en rout to Mesa
county- to make their "homes. , John
Williams and his entire family from
Clarks, Neb., were killed with the
exception of a boy, Hughie. Williams,
his wife and two children, were
crushed to death.
Face Beautifier Shoots Himself.
John M. Woodbury, who had been
engaged for some years in the busi
ness of removing facial deformities
and otherwise improving the personal
appearance, -committed suicide at the
Sea Cliff inn at Coney Island Monday
by shooting himself in the bead and
abdomen. ' : -
It is believed that Mr. Woodbury
had been . much worried by suits
brought against him by several per
sons who alleged that his treatment
had been harmful. ' ...
- Stratton Boy Injured.
The nine-year-old son of J. I. Pierce,
who lives south of Stratton, met with
a serious accident while driving home
with his father last Saturday. He
tried to get out when the wagon was
moving, lost his footing, and was run
over lengthwise of the body by the
heavy wheels. His recovery is as
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