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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (March 13, 1909)
WILL M. MAVPIN. EDITOR
Published Weekly at 137 No. 14th
St., Uncoli'. Neb. One Dollar a Year.
Entered as second-class matter April
21, 1904, at the postoffice at Lincoln,
Neb., under the Act of Congress of
March 3rd, 1879.
STANDARD OIL VICTORIOUS.
It has been dellnitely decided that
the United States can not fine the
Standard Oil Co. In other words, it
has been definitely decided that the
oil octopus is bigger than the United
States, therefore the United States
will abandon the case.
From the moment Judge Landis an
nounced a fine of $29,000,000 against
the oil trust down to the minute that
Judge Anderson dismissed the case,
no one expected that the Rockefeller
crowd would ever have to come
across with a ienny. That is the oil
trust's style. It Insists that the
money take another direction. To
that end it has quietly and effectively
sought to get the right parties in the
right place, and it can now sit 'back
and confidently expect that Judicial
decisions will come its way. .
The Standard Oil's victory is only
'one. of a large number that is bound
to come. Judge McPherson's decision
against the 2-cent fare law in Mis
souri was of like character. The cor
porations have got the people by the
throat, and the people might as well
admit it. The Judge who decided
against the people in the Standard
Oil case, and the Judge who decided
against the people in the' Missouri
rate case, are not answerable to the
people. They owe the people nothing.
They hold their Jobs for life, and
they owe them to corporation in
What can the people expect but to
get it in the so'ar plexus? .They have
submitted to th's sort of thinghave
In fact endorsed it. Now they need
not be surprised at getting it in
-this store fills a large and useful place
The Journal, whose editors, owners
and managers are the largest stock'
holders in the Traction company, are
making a great pretense of interest in
the people Just now. They are de
manding "fair return on a fair valu
ation" for the Ti action company stock
holders, and a'l because they want
to protect the interests of the dear
All right, let us have it that way.
Is 6 per cent about right? Or shall
we call it 8 per cent? Let us be
liberal and call it 8 per cent.
Now let the Journal people tell us
Just how much they have invested in
Traction company stock, and then
allow them 8 per cent on that amount,
not 8 per cent on the amount they
claim the stock is worth now. The
value that has been added to that
stock was not added by its owners
It was added by the Industry, the
sweat and the toil of the workers of
Lincoln. It was added because of
extended franchises and use of streets
belonging to the public.
On ; every dollar that the Journal
people have invested in the Traction
company let us allow them 8 per cent
That would be fair. But how can
those intense friends and Jealous
guardians of the people insist on
having dividends on values they had
no part in creating?
"MADE IN LINCOLN."
The Wageworker has a right, it be
lieves, to be proud of the success
of the "Made in Lincoln" exposition.
It was first suggested by this paper
its editor was a member of the com
mittee in charge until other matters
compelled him to withdraw, and its
business manager was one of the
committee that pushed the project to
The success of the initial "Made in
Lincoln' exposition means that this
will be an annual feature of Lincoln'
industrial life. It was a revelatio;:
to many people. In fact, very few of
the thousands of people who visited
the exposition had any idea of Lin
coln's position as a manufacturing
Too much praise can not be ac
corded the Lincoln Ad Club for its
enterprise In originating and bringing
the exposition to a successful conclu
sion. Too much praise can not be
given the committee that worked day
in this community by providing: the sort of clothes men ought to wear, and helping
our fellow men to be well dressed. We know that appearance is a commercial as
setthat clothes make the appearancethat we have the clothes. It's part of the
"Armstrong service" to get you to wear good clothes, and we know that we are do
ing you a distinct service, and giving you a good profit when we fit you out here,
for these good clothes pay you as well as us. You notice we say a great deal about
"good clothes." Naturally we do, for it's the most important feature of our service,
in fact, the very mainstay of our business.
WE ARE GOING TO OPEN
the eyes of the people this spring with the most magnificent showing of "good
clothes" ever displayed under one roof in this section of the country. There's suits
priced $25, $30, $35, and $40 that are better than our best western tailors are turn
ing out. There are suits at $15, $18, $20 and $22.50 that are vastly better .than
you'll find in any other clothing store, no matter how high their prices may be.
Our $10 and $12.50 suits are about the same qualities as those priced at $15 and $18
elsewhere. We sell better clothing and present far greater values, and it's not
surprising that WE SELL MORE CLOTHING THAN ALL OTHER LINCOLN
you ought to buy your spring suit here
You'll be sure of right style, right quality, and right fit.-You will surely get
the best here that your money will command. , , ,
Send Us Your Mail Orders for the
Celebrated "Everwear" Hosiery
Guaranteed for six months against wear, tear or holes. We'll send the guarantee with every box. Prices Men's
Egyptian Cotton, $1.50 per box; Silk Lisle $3.00 a box. Women's Egyptian Cotton, $2.00 per box; Silk Lisle, $3.00 per
box. Colors black, tan, blue, black with white feet.
Our mail order service is one of th6 principal features of this great business. 1 '
ARMSTRONG CLOTHING CO. -
GOOD CLOTHES MERCHANTS
and night to get it going. The Lin
coln Ad Club is going to do big things
for Lincoln. It. is made up of men
who do things.
The first "Made in Lincoln" exposi
tion was a marvel. But it will not
be a circumstance by the side of the
second annual "Hade in Lincoln"
Some idea of the great wave of
prosperity may be had by any Ne
braskan who will visit the office of the
Commissioner of Labor Census and
Industrial Statistics at the state
house. The visitor will see letters
from 700 men asking for jobs, and
note a line of applicants who come iu
person to seek work.
Stories of union hatters assaulting
"scabs' are now appearing in the
daily newspapers. Wait! In good
time it will be demonstrated that the
assaults were greatly magnified, and
then it will be shown that the trouble
was caused by the hired agents of the
employers. It is the same old game
to deceive the public.
that The Wageworker has passed up
an opportunity of getting $24 a month.
But this little labor paper is willing
to stand by the Boot and Shoeworkers'
Union, regardless of the merits of
their contention with the Douglas
Shoe Co. If Douglas is right, The
Wageworker is the loser by $24 a
month. If the union is right, The
Wageworker will have the satisfac
tion of knowing that it took the right
and of the game, and that will be
worth more than $24 a month for a
month or two.
The steel workers who were bilked
into Investing iheir wages' in steel
trust stock nov discover that their
holdings are wc-thless if they strike
against the vicious reduction in
wages. Stung !
James VanCleave's magazine -'a
printed in a Typothaete shop. How it
must grind Jamos to have to come
to the eight-hoor day for the press
men. And how it must grind Jim's
stovemakers to work nine and ten
hours a day while the pressmen are
working only eight.
When a corporation does not want
to obey a law it simply has it de
clared unconstitutional. When the
corporations wan to cinch a union
man they simply get a judge to enact
a law that will fit the case. And we
staud for it.
The United States can not cinch the
oil trust for violating the law, but it
can send union men to jail for exer
cising their constitutional rights.
Demand the i-nion label on your
bread! This is the way to help boost
the Bakers' Union in Lincoln.
Isn't it about time for the husband
of the stenographer to throw another
fit in his sawdust ring?
Do the workingmen of Nebraska
want to organize a State Federation
The Wageworker is not running the
Douglas shoe advertising. This means
The whole United States govern
ment couldn't cinch the oil trust. One
federal judge found it easy to cinch a
trio of labor leaders. Will we ever
Help the United Hatters of North
America by insisting on having the
label in your new spring hat.
Labor Temple Directory meets at
the labor commissioner's office next
County option is knocked out for
two years, but ' is it knocked out for
Yo Should Demand the Label Every Time
e mem be r,
Owing to the small amount we expend for
advertising in proportion to the volume of our business,
many great bargains come and go without being adver
tised. We excel in prices on unadvertised goods.
The 10 per cent garnishee law will
stand for another, two years.
Come on, now; let's boost
Labor Temple ascain.
Union Musicians Won, But Union Car
penters Lost Out. 1 '
Every four years a bunch of society
grafters pull off an "inaugural ball"
in Washington. This year they tried
to employ non-union musicians to fur
nish the music, with an occasional
union man sandwiched in to keep the
orchestra from breaking down. The
union musicians wouldn't stand for the
game, and as a result the orchestra
Qf 125 pieces was composed of union
But the carpenters were not so fort
unate. Hundreds of carpenters were
employed to erect the stands along
the line of march, but there were
all non-union men.
Mattresses made from plain
excelsior up to the best of
felts for $15.00.
Sold at Cash De
Prices. We do not
store prices. xiVi
Rockers in Mission styles,
golden wax and early Eng
lish, from $5.00 up.
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