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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., under the Act of Congress of
Uarch 3rd, 1879.
THE TARIFF DELUSION.
How much longer will the American
wcrkingman be deluded by this rot
about "protection to American labor?"
His wages depend altogether upon
what he, through his union, can com
pel the employer to pay. The em
ployer uses the tariff to boost his
profits at the expense of the consumer.
The workingman gets none of the
benefits of protection. The textile
workers are about the poorest paid
class of skilled workekrs in the coun
try, yet the tariff on textile goods is
high enough to permit the employers
to wax enormously rich. The employ
ers live in palaces, ride in autos and
private yachts, go to the seashore in
summer and south in winter. But the
textile workers live in hovels and
shacks, are constantly on the verge of
hunger and can only look forward to
a hopeless future. Yet the tariff is
levied in the interests of American la
If the tariff is really for the benefit
of the workers, why not pro rate the
tariff receipts among the workers? Or
why not compel the manufacturers to
sell at a rate as much less than the
tariff as the tariff provides in the way
Talk about preventing the competi
tion of the pauper labor of Europe!
The verv men who have howled loud
est about it are the men who have
imported that pauper labor by the hun
dreds of thousands to compete with
American workers on American soiL
Wouldn't yoa rather compete with the
European while he is in Europe than
io have him brought over here to com
pete with you?
Why don't you study up a little on
this tariff question? Why allow your
selves to be used as catspaws to pull
the chestnuts of the trusts out of the
The question of protection vs. free
trade is not a difficult one. The exer
cise of a little comnionsense will solve
it. But if you want real information
concerning it. just read Henry
George's book. "Protection and Free
But for heaven's sake commence to
do a little thinking for yourselves.
Just pause and reflect that the men
who benefit by the protective tariff
are not the men who perform the
jtaanual labor on the goods thus pro
tected, but the men who employ you
to make those goods at a profit to
You will search the schedules as
you will, but you'll not find any tariff
on bricklayers, musicians, carpenters,
printers, lathers, harnessmakers, or
any other class of skilled tradesmen.
STATE FEDERATION MEEING.
Every arrangement has been made
for the meeting to organize a State
Federation of Labor. Upwards of six
ty local unions have reported the elec
tion of delegates, and doubtless there
are several secretaries who have
neglected to report. .
Several Lincoln unions have either
failed to elect representatives or the
secretaries have neglected to report
them if elected. Every Lincoln union
ought to be represented. There is some
opposition to the organization, based
on the fact that a former organization
along the same lines was allowed to
die. - Some opposition, too, is based
on the ground that it will entail some
expense. It must indeed be a short
sighted organization that will hold
back through fear a few dollars of ex
pense will be incurred. Do they ex
pect advancement to be made without
some sacrifice of time and money?
The first session of the Federation
will be called to order in Representa
tive Hall, at the state house, at 2
o'clock p. m.. June 21. Addresses of
welcome will be delivered by Governor
Shallenberger and Mayor Love. Tem
porary officers will be elected and
committees appointed. Monday even
ing from 8:30 to 10:30 a reception will
be tendered the delegates and visitors
and their friends by Governor and
Mrs. Shallenberger at the executive
mansion. Tuesday will be devoted to
permanently organizing, selecting per
manent committees and adopting con
stitution and by-laws. Tuesday even
ing Raymond Robins of Chicago 'will
deliver an address on a live topic at
the First Christian church. Mr. Rob-
bins needs no introduction to live
unionists. Suffice it to say that he is
the ablest and most eloquent champion
of trades unionism that ever appeared
upon the public platform. The union
musicians of Lincoln will provide the
music for this occasion.
Now let Lincoln unionists get busy
and help make this first meeting of
the Nebraska Federation of Labor a
If you fail to pay the taxes on
your little home bang! It is sold
from over your head. The Traction
Co., however, has got money enough
to fight the case to the court of last
resort. Yet the laws are said to be
enacted for rich and poor alike. Be
Emma Goldman is arrested every
day or two for making speeches less
inflammatory than that uttered by
President Kirby of the Union Busters
Association. There's a reason. Emma
Goldman teaches peace in the inter
est of the toilers; Kirby teaches war
against the workers.
Councilman Hardy has not said any
thing about turning his salary back
into the city treasury, but as chair
man of the sidewalk committee he
has refused to let anybody deviate
from the four-foot line. As long as he
holds to that rule well overlook the
We have yet to see a single labor
paper that objects to the verdict
against "Skinny Madden. Organized
labor is fighting the Maddens in its
ranks. Is organized capital fighting
its Harrimans and Carnegies and
Mr. Carnegie has written a magazine
article teling us how much money he
spent building libraries. Now let him
write another telling of some of the
experiences of the poor devils from
whom he took the money in the first
Uncle Sam Gompers is off for En-
rope. It s enough to ) make Jim v an
Cleave throw a fit to see a common
workingman taking a trip to Europe.
Why didn't he get out an injunction
restraining Uncle Sam from going?
The duty on lemons will be in
creased. If it will tend to lesson the
number handed to organized labor by
the courts we'll welcome the increase.
although we are opposed to a protec
tive tariff on general principles. i
The department stores of Chicago
isued an order that their teamsters
should not wear their union buttons.
Did the teamsters submit? Well, the
order was rescinded and the boys still
wear the buttons.
Senators Burkett and Brown want
a protective tariff on pumice stone
in order to protect the infant pumice
stone industry in Nebraska owned
by the struggling Cudahy Packing Co.
The excise board has acted proper
ly in retaining Captain Ireland, Detec
tive Malone and Police Matron Doyle.
These three officials are efficient, loy
al and persevering.
The janitors at the state house
every morning pick up from a dozen
to fifty empty whisky and beer bottles
on the capitol grounds. Yet Lincoln
is a "dry town.
The striking hatters are in need of
assistance. They never refused to help
you when you were making a fight
to secure justice. Now come across.
They have investigated County Clerk
Dawson's accounts and find that the
county owes him $15. What will Walt
do with the money?
Commencement week! Now we will
have every grave question authorita
tively settled by those amply qualified
You can help a whole lot by telling
the merchant that you saw his adver
tisement in The Wageworker.
An roads lead to Omaha for union
pressmen week after next.
Now for a labor headquarters pre
liminary to a Labor Temple.
A wink is as good as a nod at some
IT DIDN'T WORK.
The firm of Gartner & Bender,
bookbinders, of Chicago, made a try
to return to the nine-hour day and
locked out ten men and six women.
After being out four days the firm re
lented and called in their people and
complimented them on their loyalty
to their union.
UNION PRINT SHOPS.
Printeries That Are Entitled to Usa
the Allied Trades Label.
Following Is a list of the printing
offices in Lincoln that are entitled
to the use of the Allied Printing
Trades label, together with the num
ber of the label used by each shop:
Jacob North & Co., No. 1.
Chas. A, Simmons, No. 2.
Freie Presse, No. 3.
Woodruff-Collins, No. 4.
Graves & Payne, No. 5.
State Printing Co., No. 6.
Star Publishing Co., No. 7.
Western Newspaper Union, No. S.
Wood Printing Co., No. 9.
Dairyman Publishing Co., No. 10.
George Brothers, No. 11.
McVey, No. 12.
Lincoln Herald, No. 14.
New Century Printers, No. 17.
Gillispie & Phillips, No. 18.
Herburger, The Printer, No. 20.
, Der Pilger, No. 25.
There are numerous reasons why the Armstrong
Clothing Company sells more clothing than any
other clothing house in Nebraska. For it is a fact
that the Armstrong Clothing Company does sell
more clothing every year than any other Nebraska
clothing establishment. One great reason for this
being a fact is that no other establishment in Ne
braska can equal the Armstrong Clothing Company
in value-giving. Because of our large purchasing
ability we get the pick of the market; because our
methods of doing business are based on the principle
of fair dealing; because the Armstrong guarantee is
never questioned. : : : - ; ; ;
These are a few of the reasons why the Armstrong
Clothing Company does the largest retail clothing
business in Nebraska and is one of the largest re
tail clothing establishments between the two big
mountain ranges. : : : : -
fKOM $15' TO'
We are featuring a magnificent line of hand-tailored
suits a line from which the most fastidious dresser
may select to his satis faction and there is big value
in every garment. There is great, delight in these
lines for the men who want to be well dressed with
out extravagant outlay. ; .- z ; ;
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Who wants the very best garments made by fellow
unionists we have a line that we are proud to seU.
We know the goods, we know the value and we
know the wearing qualities they are all all right.
At from $17.50 to $25.00 we can give you union
made garments that even the most fastidious dresser
would be pleased to wear. There is real value in
every garment value that is apparent to . even the
most indifferent judge. : : : : : ;
In the line of work clothes bearing the union label
we have a most superior line. We also handle the
Model Shirts the best union made shirt on the
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FAIR BARBER SHOPS.
You Will Find the Union Card in the
When you enter' a barber shop, see
that the onion shop card is in plain
sight before you get into the chair.
If the card is not 'to be seen, go else
where. The union shop card is a
guarantee of a cleanly shop, a smooth
shave or good hair-cut, and courteous
treatment. The following barber
shops are entitled to the patronage of
George Petro, 1010 O.
J. J. Simpson, 1001 O.
George Shaffer, Lincoln Hotel.
C. B. Ellis, Windsor HoteL
D. S. Crop, Capital Hotel. ' -M.
J. Roberts, Royal HoteL
A. L. Kimmerer, Lindell HoteL
C. A. Green, 120 North Eleventh.
C. A. Green, 1132 O.
E. A. Wood, 1206 O.
Chaplin & Ryan, 129 North Twelfth.
K C. Evans, 1121 P.
Bert Sturm, 116 South Thirteenth.
J. B. Raynor, 1501 O.
Muck & Barthelman, 122 South
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J. J. Simpson, 922 P.
Frank Malone, Havelock.
C. A. Hoghart, Haveloek.
A Few Words About the Knights of
Saw, Hammer and Plane.
At Monday Bight's meeting of the
Carpenters' Union. C. H. Case was
elected delegate to the State Federa
tion of Labor convention. EL M- Hey
wood was elected alternate.
J. W. Dickson having left the city.
Ed S. Scott has been elected financial
secretary to succeed him. Mr. Dick
son has gone to Wyoming. It is to
be hoped that Dickson's absence is
only temporary, for Lincoln ran Ely
smmvm uitu VI Mao VOJIWI v.
Work is extra good. Every scion
man is at work, and there are more
calls for union men than can be sop
plied. . -
Junk wagon drivers, stenographers,
bookkeepers and assistants have or
ganized in Kansas City, Ma.
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