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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (April 24, 1909)
Week Commencing Monday. Mar.22
One Kg Week
The Fulton Stock Co. Presents
Tfca Caufcjy cad the Lady
A Western Comedy Dram
With Wed. and Sat. Matinees
P always the same 13 and 23c
Xext week the -Little Grey Lady"
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1309 O Stmt
Phooc Auto 5592
Dr. R. L. BENTLEY
Office Hours 1 to 4 p. m.
OSce 2118 O St. Both Phon
ROOM 202, BURR BLK.
b22? - UMCOLM, NEB.
HAYCEH'S ART STUDIO
New Location, 1127 O
Plao wirk a Specialty.
Particular attention to work for A
O particular people. 5?
V Special indncements for photos
1 1214- O St., Lincoln.
Wage workers, Attention
We have Money to Loan
on Chattels. Plenty of it,
too. Utmost secrecy.
KELLY & NORRIS
bo So. lit St.
DISEASES OF WOMEN
All rectal diseases such as
Piles. Fistulas, Fissure and Rec
tal Ulcer treated scientifically
DR. J. R. HAGGARD. Specialist.
Office, Richards Block.
WILL M. MAUPIN. EDITOR
Published Weekly at 137 No. 14th
St, Lincolr, Neb. One Dollar a Year.
Entered as second-class matter April
21. 1904. at the postoffice at Lincoln,
Neb., nnder the Act of Congress of
March 3rd. 1879.
TIME TO GET BUSY.
If the honest and free workers of
Nebraska do not want to see the
present iniquitious prison labor con
tract system enlarged, they should im
mediately get busy and protest against
the proposition to establish a clothing
factory in the penitentiary-
The minute a free worker protests
against the competition of convicts he
is immediately met with the cry: "O.
we must give the convicts something
to do. They will go crazy if not em
ployed:" Perhaps! But do these same peo
ple ever worry any about the free men
who are unemployed. Do they ever
extend any sympathy to the honest
workingman who wants to support his
family by honest labor but is prevent
ed from doing so because convict lab
or has destroyed the market for free
A lot of sympathy wasted uion men
who are in prison because of their
own misdeeds might better be given
to men who have remained honest
despite industrial conditions that tend
to make men steal in order to pro
vide for their families.
The proposition to lease the labor
of Nebraska convicts to a manufac
turer of clothing is monstrous. Yet
that proposition is being calmly con
sidered by the Board of Public Lands
and Buildings. Perhaps the propo
sition would meet with scant favor if
the members of that board knew the
attitude of free workingmen on the
convict labor question. If so, it is im
perative that the free workers make
their position known to the board
without further delay.
his life, but he" says he is not a pro
hibitionist except personally.
This is the kind of a man The Wage-
worker would like to support for any
Notice to Creditors.
Estate No. 255 i of John Krisl de
ceased, in County Court of Lancaster
The Slate of Nebraska, ss.: Credi
tors of said estate wilt take notice
that the time limited for presentation
and Aline of claims against said es
tate is November 15. 1909. and for
payment off debts is June 15, 1910;
that I will sit at the County Court
room la said county, on August 16.
- 1909. at 2 P. M-. and on November 15,
1909. at 3 P. M to receive, examine,
hear, allow, or adjust all claims and
objections duly filed.
Dated April 6. 1909.
P. JAS. COSGRAVE.
I Seal, t County Judge.
By WALTER A LEESE. Clerk.
NOTICE OF ADOPTION.
la re-adoption No. 21 of Gladys
Anderson in the County Court of Lan
caster County. Nebraska.
The State of Nebraska, to all per
sons interested take notice that A. W
Liadoo and Jennie Lindoo. husband
and wife, hare filed their - petition
and relinquishment of Jennie Lindoo,
Guardian, for the adoption of Gladys
Anderson, a minor female child, with
bestowal of property rights and
change of name to Gladys Lindoo,
which has been set for hearing before
this Court on May Vth. 1909. at
o'clock a. nu, when you may appear,
object to and contest the same. Dated
March 2S. 1909.
P. JAS. COSGRAVE,
I Seal 1 County Judge.
By Walter A. Lease.
He isn't much for style. So far as
we have been able to discover he
never attended a social function
togged out in a spike-tailed coat. He
may at times use language calculated
to make old Lindley Murray turn over
in his grave. ' The soil of honest toil
often detracts from the appearance of
his hands. If he ever owned a pair of
patent leather shoes we have been
unable to trace the matter down.
But "Bob" Malone has fought his
way up from the bottom. The dirt
upon his hands is always the grime of
honest toil. If his clothes are not
made by a fashionable tailor and of
the latest pattern and cut. at least
they were bought with money honestly
earned and not bequeathed to him by
relatives procured through the me
dium of the county judge's office. If
now and then his language is not in
accord with the precise rules of gram
matical construction if occasionally
he splits an infinitive or gets mixed on
adjectives and adverbs it is because
he was so doggoned busy when a boy
that he couldn't acquire a complete
But the man don't live who can
can truthfuly say that Boo Ma
lone ever turned a dirty or dishonest
trick. No man can truthfully say that
"Bob" Malone ever "trun down'
friend. He was never accused of sol
diering on bis job. He was never
caught in the acrobatic feat of carry
ing water on both shoulders.
Bluff, perhaps illiterate in compari
son with other men who have aspired
to the mayoralty in this city, not
fashionplate, "Bob"' Malone is a type
of the American workingman who has
started out with nothing but grit and
muscle and honesty and made a win
ning by sheer pluck.
Bob" Malone looks you square
the eye and tells you just whers he
stands on any qu?Fiion in whic.i the
public is concerned. He couldn't
dodge or trim if he wanted to. for he
isn't built that way. Besides, he nev
er wanted to. He has served the city
in important capacities, and there was
never a complaint of inefficiency or
lack of interest. The breath of sus
picion was never directed against
He is a mechanic, and a good one.
He is a contractor who has been suc
cessful because he worked on the
level. He is a citizen who has per
formed his share of the work of mak
ing Lincoln a good town. He never
took a drink of intoxicants in
Referring to the call made by the
labor leaders upon President Taft last
week the Omaha Bee says that Presi
dent Taft let it be known beyond a
chance of misunderstanding that he
stands by his views on labor ques
tions as expressed in his letter of ac
ceptance of the presidential nomina
tion and later in his inaugural ad-dress.
Then the Omaha Bee adds the fol
"While - more than willing to co
operate in any promising plan to amel
iorate the conditions of the laboring
men. any action taken must ; be in
the light of its effect upon the whole
people, although he will be glad to
have the advice and assistance of la
All of which "listens good." but
all of which means nothing at all.
Neither Mr. Taft, nor any member of
his cabinet, nor any leader of the ad
ministration in congress is taking ac
tion on any great question with an
eye single to the effect of that action
upon the whole people. Take the
tariff for example. Taking action "in
the light of the effect upon the whole
people?" Not for a minute. Payne in
the house the pliant tool of the tariff
grabbing trusts. Aldrich in the sen
ate the guardian in chief of the Stan
dard Oil Company and the willing ad
vocate of every form of special privi
lege. Knox in the cabinet corpora
tion lawyer whose chief strength lies
in the fact that he tells the trusts
what they can do to bilk the people
instead of what they are not allowed
to do. Nagle secretary of labor, who
knows no nyore about the needs and
desires of the great army of toil than
a hog knot's about a Sunday school.
So on down the list.
Taking action on the tariff "in the
light of its effect upon the whole peo
ple!" It is a joke to everybody ex
cept the consumer. Up goes the tax
on everything the workingman must
buy. Down goes the tax on the lux
uries that the rich enjoy. Increase the
tax on the humble woolens of the
workers decrease the tax on the fine
woolens that only the rich can af
ford. Up goes the tax-on the stock
ings and the gloves that the working
man's wife must have down goes the
tax on the luxuriant laces and silkvof
The Omaha Bee seems to entertain
a very poor opinion of the intelligence
of the workingmen who happen to be
its readers. Perhaps it is justified
judging by workingmen who chance to
be its readers.
Put a suit of prison-made clothes
upon your boy and then teach him that
when he grows up he may, if he is
good, learn a trade that will enable
.him to compete for livelihood with the
man behind the bars who works for
his board and clotbes. It will be a
splendid incentive to good citizen
The death of Andrew Rosewater,
which occurred last Saturday morn
ing, deprives Nebraska of another
splendid citizen. Mr. Rosewater was
one of the foremost civil engineers of
the country, a man of splendid char
acter and of great force. He left an
impress for good upon his genera
Gee. wouldn't the lawyers holler
their heads off if the trades unionists
forced the state to teach the convicts
the legal profession and insisted on
their actively practicing after they
"Bob" Malone is a friend of union
ism. So is Mr. Love. But you asK
"Bob" and Love to give their -reasons
for it, and see which one can give the
By the way, how much moneyhas
Mr. Don Love paid out in wages dur
ing all the years he has lived in Lin
coln? How many men has he -em
Electing to the position of mayor a
man who never tasted intoxicants in
his life would be a pretty good oh;
ject lesson in temperance, would it
The Nebraska State Historical So
ciety seems to have its little internal
squabbles, just like a common trades
Speaking of clean cities can yon
point to one as big as Lincoln that is
any cleaner, physically or morally?
Mr. J. G. P. Hildebrand seems to
have met in city convention and nomi
nated a democratic city ticket.
When evil can be voted out only
righteousness will exist. But it takes
something more than votes.
THE BEAUTY OF
Springtime Is Enhanced
By the knowledge that you- are -well dresseddressed in
neat, up-to-date garments that represent in wearing
value every penny that you invested in them. What
the wage earner wants and deserves to have is neat,
stylish, well-made and durable clothing that will fit weli,
wear well and look well clothing that will give service
while retaining its shape and its color. Time was when
all clothing was cut from the same patterns. This is no
longer true. Now the smart makers and we buy of no
others fit any man, and fit him as well as the tailors
ever did for twice and three times the money.
We have the finest line of Clothing in the west
When we say "all wool" we mean all wool, not mer
cerized cotton. Armstrong brand is the brand sf
excellence. This year we have been unusually fortun
ate in our selection of clothing bearing the Union Label.
We say without fear of contradiction that we handle the
largest and finest line sf labeled clothing ever brought
to Lincoln clothing that we are proud to show and will
ing to stand behind. In this particular line the label is
not only a guarantee sf union workmanship, but it is a
guarantee . sf excellent workmanship. We have never
offered better clothing bargains than we are able to offer
in this union made line, and We want you to have the
benefit. I0 &
From $i5.oo to $5.oo
Within this range of prices We are able to give you
the very best values for your money. You get
perfect fit, perfect style, durability and that person
al sense of Satisfaction that comes from the, know
ledge sf. being Well dressed in clothing that is well
made by fellow Unionists. This is clothing that
. We recommend With pleasure.
Shirts, Hats, Caps, Ovezalls, Jumpers, etc.
Everything that a man needs to wear we carry in large stock, and we
have the union labeled goods in all these departments. In these lines, as
in all other's, we insist that the quality of the goods shall be of the best.
You can rest assured that the Armstrong Price represents the value to
you of the garment you purchase. "We are not content to sell you one
bill of goods we want you to become a regular customer.
Foz "The Little Man of 7 lie House
We are especially proud of our immense line of Children's Clothing. Wc
can outfit the little man to perfection, and we are offering some especial
ly good bargains this spring. The mothers of Lincoln are cordially invit
ed to visit and inspect this department. It will be a revelation to them.
We Are at Your Sezvice Always
Your pay checks will be gladly cashed at the Cashier's window
We want you to make our place of business your business
Armstrong Clothing Co.,
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