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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (Aug. 7, 1909)
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for County Clerk
Asks your Support
HARRY G. ABBOTT
FOR REGISTRAR OF DEEDS
Prtuuu-w Aottst Kth
17. A. Lloyd
Honn called for and
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It UtatiMM 420 So. Ilth
WILL M. MAUPIN. EDITOR
Published Weekly at 137 No. 14tn
t. Lincoln, Neb. One Dollar a Year.
Eutered as second-class matter April
;1, ib04. at the postotSce at Lincoln.
'eb.. under the Act of Congress of
Ua-ca Srd, 1STS.
I hereby announce my candidacy
' for the nomination for county treas
i urer. subject to the republican pri
maries to be held on August 17, 1909.
PHILLIP A. SOMMERLAD.
1 hereby announce my candidacy for
a second term as sheriff of Lancaster
county subject to the decision of the
republican primaries. August 17.
HENRY V. HO AG LAND.
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.
I am a repubilcan candidate for
county register of deeds. Primaries
August 17. First term.
ANDREW J. MORRIS.
"m. C. Severin. the present depu
ty county treasurer announces himself
as a candidate for 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 IT. 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.
j Minor S. Bacon is a candidate for
re-cleotiou as justice of the peace in
! the oily of Lincoln precinct. Mr. Ba-
s con is a friend of organized labor and
will appreciate their votes.
i O. C. Bell, candidate for county
, clerk subject to the decision of re
publican primaries. August !. xour
C. K- Morse is a republican candi
date lor 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.
A. L. SULLIVAN, a former county
treasurer, is a candidate for the Re
publican nomination for that office
now and appeals for votes on the
strength of his past record.
W. T. Stevens, justice of the peace,
announces his candidacy for re-nomination
by the republican party. The
dockets and records of the office are
open to all alike and I hope are such
as to secure an endorsement for an
other term. -
TIME TO WAKE UP.
It would seem that by this time or
ganized labor would be fully aroused
to the danger that confronts it. On
the one hand special interests that are
safeguarded by the government are
combining to make the wage earner
as much a chattel as the black man
was A the first half of the last cen
tury. On the other hand the courts
are usurping functions never intended
for them and are slowly but surely
wresting the American worker's birth
right from him. In addition to this
is the indifference shown by the work
Sometimes it seems that the worker
is content with three meals a day and
a place to lay his head. Given a full
belly and a place to lie down, and he
I appears to quit thinking of the future.
J The- other day a federal judge sus
pended the legal machinery of a great
I state and declared inoperative a duly
enacted law intended to safeguard the
little savings of the workers. But the
workers have voiced no protest. They
are well fed and have a place to sleep.
The other day a federal judge ap
pointed by the prosecution, acting up
on the verdict of a jury drawn by other
agents of the prosecution, sentenced
to jail a worker in the cause ot labor
to the penitentiary for a term of
months because that worker, an editor.
dared to offer a reward for the kidnap
ping of a refugee" from Kentucky jus
tice. And the workers whose battle
has been fought for years by this sen
tenced editor has raised no protest.
He rises well fed from his table and
unthinkingly lunges into bed.
Courts have declared, trades unions
trusts in restraint of trade, but the
workers, instead of resenting the out
rageous lie have kissed the hand that
smote them. Well fed. comfortably
housed, the workers seem to be con
tent. But. what of the morrow. There
may come a time when it will be nec
essary to skip a few meals. Prosper
ous times will not last forever? What
of that day when the job is gone, and
the union is gone, and all that is left
will be a few overlords of creation like
Morgan and Rockefeller, and Carnegie
and their ilk? You are well fed today,
but what of your children in the days
Wry longer follow the example of
the ox? Why longer be content with
a bellyful and place to sleep? Why
longer smilingly accept the dole of the
overlords? .Why not get together and
claim your own?
" For God Almighty's sake, Think,
The black slave was in many respects
better off than the average workman
of today. The slave got three meals
a day and had a place to sleep, and
if he was taken sick the master saw
to it that he was given medical atten
tion. The black man was property,
and the owner took care of him.
They don't think as much of a white
worker today as they did of a black
worker three quarters of a century
ago. The white worker is given a job
if he is wanted if not he is told to
go elsewhere. If given a job he is re
tained only so long as he is able to
work. If sickness overtakes him he :
is fired. The employer don't provide
him with medical attention. If the
worker can not employ his own physi
cian he must go without unless he
happens to be a union man. The mules
in the mines are shown more consider
ation than the miners.
Ycull believe that the very first
time the . pinch of hard times is -felt
by you. When you begin missing meals
you'll begin thinking, but by that time
your opportunity to do will have
Why not think now?
Why not show just a litle bit of
squirrel sense. The squirrel has a fine
time during the summer, but he's got
sense enough to provide for the future.
The average mechanic, if steadily
employed, may manage to save enough
to buy a little home, but that's about
the liniiL But the employers make
enough profit on his labor to build pal
aces and travel the world around.
' Why not the worker?
But you'll never remedy existing
conditions by being content with full
bellies and a place to sleep.
The ox gets that every day.
So does the hog.
Why be content with the existence
cf the ox and the hog?
Wake up! Do your own thinking for
a while. Tell the smug-faced and
smooth-tongued politician to go to.
Study for yourself. Think for your
self. Strive to come into your own king
dom. Quit thinking with your stomachs
and begin thinking with your heads.
A CHANCE TO START.
All of the candidates for nomina
tion have the union label on their cam
paign cards. Of course.
But is that enough?
How many of them have the spirit
of unionism in their hearts? O, all
of them say they "are friends of the
workingman." Certainly! We never
lack for friends about this time of
year, do we?
But what's the matter with making
sure? It isn't enough that the candi
date have the union label on his card.
Anybody can get that printed on his
campaign literature and they all do!
And we've been falling for it a
long time, haven't we?
Have we ever stopped to look be
hind the card and into the candidate's
heart? If we haven't, isn't it time to
We have a lot of candidates up for
nomination now, but out of the whole
bunch two hundred or more The
Wageworker knows of only one who
is a union man a member of a trades
union. That man is Clark Dailey of
Havelock. who is asking the republi
cans to nominate him for county su
pervisor. No one questions Dailey's
ability or honesty. No one denies his
qualifications for the office. And so
far as The Wageworker has been able
to learn, no one questions Clark
The Wageworker's editor can not
vote for Dailey in the primaries. We
differ a little in political affiliations,
though not in trades unionism. But
there are enough union men in Lancas
ter county who are affiliated with
Clark Dailey's party to assure him the
nomination if they will get out and
work and vote for him on primary day.
And if they'll nominate him well help
elect him so far as one vote and the
influence of this humble little labor
paper is concerned.
Let's put one union man in a county
office not simply a "friend of the
workingman, but a workingman himself.
It's high time we began voting as
we used to march on Labor Day. It's
high time we quit parading our ignor
ance and began parading our deter
mination to vote together.
We have a bnlly chance to start
right. Let's seize it. Let's make
Dailey's nomination so overwhelming
that all the political bosses will have
to sit up and take notice. ,
Come on. boys!
When labor begins thinking above
the belt line it will stand some show
of getting its just deserts.
You'll pay more for your gloves un
der the new tariff bill, because the
duty is raised "to protect American
labor." But don't hold your breath un
til those protected glove manufacturers
increase the wages of their employes.
By the way, wouldn't it be a good
idea to spot the party that is boosted
by the bankers who knocked ont the
law calculated to make them guaran
tee your little nestegg?
The railroads, emboldened by recent
court decisions, are now going to try
to overthrow the two-cent fare law and
the Aldrich freight rate law. All they j
have to do is to find a federal judge!
who is open to conviction. And did
they ever fail?
Manager Humpe says the union
will not be allowed to run the Trac
tion company's business. What Humpe
means is that he will not consent to
letting the employes have some voice
in running their own business.
Mr. Humpe is not nearly as big a
man as some who have failed to make
good their declaration that they would
not recognize the union.
The Philadelphia Traction magnates
said they wouldn't recognize the union
of their employes. But they did. And
if we are not mistaken some of those
Philadelphia magnates were just about
as powerful as Mr. Humpe.
Now we've got the band concerts.
Good! but the workman who has a
wife and three or four children has to
spend one-fourth of his day's wages
going out and back.
Old King Faro that's the simplified
spelling hardened his heart and
wouldn't recognize the Israelitish
union of brickmakers. We commend
the fate of old Faro to the manager of
the Lincoln Traction company.
It's a little difficult to edit a local
labor paper at a distance of 500 miles.
So please don't shoot, the editor is
doing the best he can.
In the meantime, boost
the Labor Day celebration i
Make your preparations to hear Miss
Mary McDowell every time she speaks
in Lincoln next month. She's a won
der. Perhaps it would help some to be
gin at once the organization of "Walk
Asking for the label is not enough.
Insist upon it.
Labor Day is coming So is Mary
John Kirby, Jr.. the successor of
Van Cleave, has advised the member
ship of the Manufacturers Association
to place a boycott against every local
association of the Y. M. C. A. that'
permits the labor question to be dis
cussed within its assembly rooms.
The union smasher of Dayton, Ohio,
is more insane than his predecessors,
and his friends should insist on call
ing in a medical commission. Duluth
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 ot the Allied Printing
Trades label, together with the num
ber of the label used by each shop:
Jacob North & Co., No. L
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. IS.
Herburger, The Printer, No. 20.
Der Pilger, No. 23.
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