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too. Utmost secrecy.
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we have one that is Sure.
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Cfc Cclilss 25s
ftr Coiity Clerk
Asks your Support
FOR REGISTRAR OF DEEDS
17. A. Lloyd
Horses called for and
"Phone: Auto. 137$
Ri Location: 20 So. Hth
Published Weekly at 137 No. 14th
SL, Lincoln, Neb. One Dollar a Tear.
Entered as second-class matter April
IL 1904, at the postoffice at Lincoln,
Neb., under the Act of Congress of
March 3rd, 1879.
I hereby announce my candidacy
for the nomination for county treas
urer, subject to the republican pri
maries to be held on August 17, 1909.
PHILLIP A. SO.MMERLAD.
1 hereby announce my candidacy for
a second term as sheriff of Lancaster
county subject to the decision of the
republican primaries, August IT.
HENRY V. HOAGLAXD.
Clark Dailey, a member of the ma
chinists union,-is a republican candi
date for the nomination of county com
missioner. Your support will be ap
preciated. CLARK DAILEY.
1 am a republican candidate for
county register of deeds. Primaries
August 17. First term
ANDREW J. MORRIS.
. Win. C. Severin, the present depu
ty county treasurer announces himself
as a candidate tor county treasurer.
He is thirty-seven years of age. born
and raised in Lancaster county.
Louis Helmer announces himself as
a candidate for county treasurer, sub
ject to the republican primaries, Aug
ust 17. If elected he promises that
he will give his whole time and atten
tion to the office and that It will be
conducted to the best interests of the
I am a candidate for the office of
county commissioner, subject to the
will of the republican voters. Primar
ies to be held August 17.
CARL O. JOHNSON.
V. W. Mattthews is a republican
candidate for the nomination of cor
oner of Lancaster county. Mr. Mat
thews is asking for a second term.
' Minor S. Bacon is a candidate for
re-election as justice of the peace in
the city of Lincoln precinct. Mr. Ba
con is a friend of organized labor and
will appreciate their votes.
O. C. Bell, candidate for county
clerk subject to the decision of re
publican primaries, August 17. Your
C. E. Morse is a republican candi
date for the office of sheriff of Lancas
ter county. Mr. Morse has lived in
Lancaster county forty years and is
asking the nomination to this impor
tant office on his past record.
IF NOT, WHY NOT.
Is there any reason why Lincoln
should not own the street railway?
If there is such a reason, what is it?
It might require a great deal of legal
legerdemain to accomplish, the pur
pose. . but certainly the legal brains
that can tie a city up as some cities
have been tied up by public service
corporations, can untie some of the
No one will deny that the city has
a right to operate a street railway sys
tem if it so desires. It already oper
ates the waterworks system, a light
ing system and a sewer system all
public service matters. Why not a
Why should the people longer give
to a private corporation the right to
own and occupy streets for the prof
it of the corporation?
Let us hear no more talk about the
liklihood of "graft.' Lincoln can pre
vent that sort of thing, and can oper
ate the municipal street railway as
honestly and as profitably as similar
systems are operated in European
The United States operates its own
postal department, employing many
thousands of men. and if ever there
was a chance to build up a grafting
political machine it is in the postof
fice department. But while there is
no doubt the department could be bet
ter managed there has never been a
suspicion of political jugglery about
it. and "graft" is practically unknown.
A municipal street railway could be
managed under civil service rules as
easily as the postoffice department is
There would be manifold advantages
about a municipal street railway sys
tem. In the first place it would be ex
tended to parts of the city not now
supplied. It would be conducted with
a view to serving the whole people,
not with the purpose of making divi
dends for a few stockholders. The
rates might not be lowered for several
years, but the fares paid by the citi-
This is as true of gas and street
railways as it is of water, light and
The men most interested in this
matter are the men who work for a
daily wage, and they should evidence
that interest by studying and discuss
ing the subject, at home, at their
union rooms and wherever they may j
meet. Lincoln never was in better
shape no American city ever was in
better shape to undertake this mat
ter. Lincoln should make the street" rail
way system an asset instead of a liabil
ity and a nuisance.
A WISE ACTION.
The Wageworker believes that the
trades unions of Lincoln have acted
wisely in deciding not to hold a parade
on Labor Day. but to make it a holiday
in fact as well as in name. Instead of
spending money on a parade, what
money is expended will be for edu
cational purposes. Good speakers will
be provided, and not only will ' the
message of labor be given to the peo
ple on Labor Day, but it will be given
to them the day before, and for many
If organized labor could parade its
full strength on Labor Day it would
be a good thing to parade. But under
our complex system men must carry
on their work every day in the year.
Daily newspapers must come out, the
street cars must run, ice must be de
livered, trains must- be operated all
with the result that a goodly share of
the organized workers are prevented
from marching with their fellows. For
this reason usually only about 50 per
cent of the organized workers are per-
mined to march under their union ban
Parades, too, cost a great deal of
money that might better be spent in
pushing the work of organization.
They put htavy burdens upon already
tired workers, and they are especially
hard on the good wives who must get
the little ones ready to come down
town to see papas proudly marching.
On Labor Day Lincoln unionists who
can lay off for the day will be pi ivi-
leged to spend the day in social inter
course and healthy amusements. It
will be "labor's day" in fact as v-ell
as in name. Now let us all join hands
to make it a- day long to be remem
bered in the long calendar of labor's
Clark Dailey. of Havelock, is. sr can
didate for the republican noiuinar:on
for county commissioner. Ther-j are
more -reasons than one why Dailey
should receive the support of republi
can union men at the primaries. Net
only is he well fitted for the position,
but he is a staunch trades unionist,
carrying a card in the machinists"
union. If nominated, as he should be.
he should then receive the support of
union men regardless of politics. A
vote for Dailey is a boost for union
ism. By the way. who is looking after the
interests of the workingman in con
gress? The manufacturers have plenty
of men looking out for their interests.
The consumer is getting the hot end
of the poker handed to him by con
gress. And as a majority of them
voted for that sort of thing we will
cheerfully admit that it is the sort
of thing that a majority onght to get.
But it's hard on the rest of as.
Speaking of Labor Day reminds ns
of the Union Label.
A great many things are coming
President John Kirby's way. and they
are of such a nature that they keep
him busy dodging.
Look out! Some of these days a
federal judge- will decide that it is un
constitutional for organized workers
to celebrate Labor Day.
The Carpenters' International has
just dedicated a $100,000 office building
in Indianapolis. Isn't that calculated
to make David M. Parry throw a fit?
Of course the suit you will wear
to the Labor Day picnic will be union
made. Also the hat and shoes.
Your duty to your union is not ac
complished when you pay your dues.
Uncle Bill Boyer drops into the la
bor paper game just like an old hand
at the business. Frank Kennedy could
not have found a better substitute
while he is holding down that Tripp
At the very next meeting of the
union see to it that the local elects a
delegate to the Labor Day conference
Has your union affiliated with the
State Federation? If not. why not?
Get busy and get right.
- Really, brethren is it worth while
tearing onr shirts for a lot of candi
dates whose unionism is confined to
having the label on their campaign
FORREST M. MOORE.
Among the many candidates to be
voted for at the primary election to
be held August 17, there is no man
on the republican ticket who is better
known, whose record is cleaner, nor
whose fitness for the position sought
appeals stronger to the intelligent
voter than those of Forrest M. Moore,
candidate for the office of register of
deeds. "Forry. as he is familiarly
known, was born in Lancaster county.
He is at present a deputy in the office
for which he is asking the nomina
tion, and is thoroughly familiar with
the workings of the office. If nomi
nated and elected, he would conduct
the affairs of the office in' a creditable
manner, serve no particular class, and
all would receive a square deal. Mr.
Moore is a friend to the man who toils
for a daily wage, and any support
given him will be appreciated.
O. C. BELL.
Herewith we present a likeness of
O. C Bell, who is a ; candidate for
county clerk. Mr. Bell is a promi
nent business man of Lincoln, and is
thoroughly capable of conducting the
office in a business-like manner. The
laboring men of Lancaster county will
not make a mistake if they give him
their support. Mr. Bell has lived in
Lincoln thirty-seven years.
One of tile strong men in the race
for the republican nominaUon for
county treasurer of Lancaster county,
is Mr. Louis Helmer, who is one of
the best known men in the city and
county. A man of strong character,
even temperament, good sound judg
ment, if nominated and elected would
do his duty at all times. He is a busi
ness man of abilitv and the highest in
tegrity, and he has a host of friends
who are working and aiding him in
his campaign. Mr. Helmer is quali
fied in every respect for this high .po-
A. E. EVANS, Manager:
NOW OPEN FOR BUSINESS
-Your patronage solicited. Satisfaction guaranteed
sition and the voters should give his
candidacy their thoughful considera
tion. As a man and a citizen he has
the highest standing and is known as
a gentleman who will serve the peo
DR. R. E GIFFEN. -
Republican candidate for coroner,
August 17, 1909.
MINOR S. BACON.
Republican candidate for re-election
for justice of the peace.
A. J. MORRIS.
The office of Register of Deeds is a
very importanti one, and the voters
should see that they cast their vote
for the best man fitted for the office.
Mr. A. J. Morris is a candidate for the
nominaUon on the republican ticket
for this important office and is receiv-
ing the support oi a host of friends.
The nnion men of our city should at
all times vote for those whom they
know to be friendly toward their cause
and a vote for A. J. Morris means a
vote for a friend. If Mr. Morris re
ceives the nomination, and is elected
to this high position, he will devote
his time and attention to the office ia
a. Eiicntr that will reflect credit on
himself and the citizens of Laaeaster
county. He will represent ai! the peo
ple and not any eertaia das. Mr.
Morris has served the people of this
city in the capacity of secretary of
the board of education for the rase
ten years in a commendable manner.
and is wen qua lifted to fill the posi
tion to which he aspires.
1 H. V. HOAGLAND.
It is the custom by cobbm eoaseat,
to accord a county officer who has
served acceptably for ose terao. -the
right to a second. Most fair-ariaded
men agree to this. Mr. Hoagand is a
candidate for the nomination for re
election on the republican ticket
There is an old adage that ft does mat
pay to swap horses in the middle of
a stream, and the many friends of Mr.
Hoagland contend that the phrase
holds good in this instance. By h
fair and impartial manner fat eoadaet
ing the sheriff's office he has woa the
esteem and respect of all and H is for
the best interests of the people that
he should be his own soccessor. it
he is nominated and re-elected to this
important position the citizens of
Lancaster county can have every as
surance that the office win be con
ducted along the same careful, conser
vative line ia the future as it has is
A. I SULLIVAN.
In Mr. Sullivan the people of Las
caster county have a candidate oa the
Republican ticket who has bees tried
and not found wanting. Mr. Sulli
van is the man who was appointed
in 189S to finish an aaexpired terns as
county treasurer, and whose work ia
the appointed office proved so recce
fnl and satisfactory that he was re
elected in 1897. This record speaks
for itself as to his ability and integri
ty to properly serve fa this, one of the
most important offices within the gift
of our voters.
Mr. Sullivan Is one of the pioneer
business men of taeeoaaty. He has
been in the live stock, basing ss here
since 1886. and he assisted to aa ex
tent that is hardly comprehensible im
increasing both the quantity and qaaii
ty of our improved live stock ta the
county and state. Mr. Snflivaa. like
other live stock men. has perforated
a great and valuable service to his
county, his state and his nation,
whereby they aad their citizen have
become greatly enriched.- la short. .he
has been a true patriot and a good cit
Mr. Sullivan has always bee) a
warm friend of the laboring nsaa a
his record will show. He has gives
hundreds employment and befriended
hundreds more in his liberal way.
The union man can Sad ao better or
more considerate friend for whom he
may cast his vote.
A. L. SULLIVAN, a former county
treasurer, is a candidate for the Re
publican nomination (or that office
now and appeals for vote oa the.
strength of his past record. - -
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We can show yon exceptional valaex
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$30.00 per acre.' on very easy terms.
Excursions every Tuesday at the
special low price of $1900 for the
round arip to Wessiagtoa Springs.
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dress Elwood Realty Co., 1222 O St.
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