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r August 17
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FOR REGISTRAR OF DEEDS
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WILL M. MAVPIN, EDITOR
Published Weekly at 137 No. 34th
SC. Liueolr. Neb. One Dollar a. Year.
Entered as second-class matter April
O, 1904. at the postofflce at Lincoln,
Veb., under the Act ot Congress of
March 3rd. 1879.
I hereby announce my candidacy
tor the nomination for county treas
urer, subject to the republican pri
maries to be held on August 17, 1909.
PHILLIP A. SOMMERLAD.
I 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. HO AG LAND.
Clark Dalley. a member of Ihe ma
chinists union, is a republican candi
date for the nomination of county com
missioner. Your support trill be ap
preciated. CLARK DAILEY.
I am a republican candidate for
county register of deeds. Primaries
August 17. First term.
ANDREW J. MORRIS.
Wm. 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 primacies, 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.
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-nomin
ation 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
THE NEW TARIFF LAW.
Trades unionists ought to devote a
little time to the study of the new
tariff bill. If they are wise they will
not swallow the plumduff given them
by the political orators, but will look
into the schedules and determine for
themselves just how the law affects
The claim that the law is a fulfill
ment of the promise to "revise the
tariff downward is one of those half-
truths that is worse than a lie. The
average of revision is downward. No
doubt about that. The things you
buy a little of are reduced greatly;
the things you buy a great deal of are
reduced very little or net at all. Lum
ber is still taxed for the benefit of the
lumber barons. Sugar is still taxed
under the guise of helping the Ameri
can sugar industry. Wool and cotton
goods are taxed to the limit. Knit
30ods are "protected till even the
most greedy manufacturer can not
The man who says the Payne tariff
law is a benefit to the consumer is
either woefully ignorant or is willfully
falsifying. That the Payne tariff was
framed for the purpose of "protecting
. American labor" is the claim of some.
but the claim is baseless. It requires
but little study to bring forth the
The workers engaged in the highly
protected trades are the poorest paid
workers in the country. The workers
engaged in the unprotected industries
, are the highest paid workers in the
I world. Carpet manufacturers receive
j a high measure of protection, but their
j employes are perhaps the poorest paid
skilled workers in the country. Print
ers are not protected by any schedule
of the tariff, and they are the best
paid mechanics in the country. Cot
ton manufacturers receive a high
measure of protection, but cotton oper
atives receive miserably poor wages.
Plumbers are not protected by any
schedule of the tariff, yet plumbers
average $3.50 a day cf eight hours, and
cotton mill operatives average $1.03
per day of ten hours.
The trades unions, not the protective
tariff, have made the American work-
in gman the best paid and the best
treated mechanic in the world that
and his superior skill. The American
mechanic is the best paid mechanic
in the world so far as day's wages
is concerned he is below the me
chanic of Great Britian when output is
considered. In other words, while
drawing twice as much wages as his
British cousin he performs from three
to four times as much work.
The protective tariff has made Car
negie and Pricks and organs by the
scores and the hundreds. It has made
hovels by the thousands.
When the American workman's
knowledge of political economy is
equal to his skill as a workman, the
day of the tariff grafter will be at an
FIFTY-FIVE YEARS OLD.
Last Monday President James M.
Lynch called to order the fifty-fifth an
nual convention of the International
Typographical Union of North Amer
ica, the convention being in session
in St. Joseph, Mo.
We trust the readers of The Wage
worker will pardon the editor for be
ing just a little bit proud of his mem
bership in the L T. U. That member
ship has covered a period of almost
one-half the life of the international.
We are proud of that membership
for the reason that the International
Typographical Union has a record of
service, of accomplishments, that
stamp it as one of the greatest organi
sations in the world. It has been a
leader in the industrial reform move
ment. It has furnished the inspiration
and oftentimes the money to help
make some great reform movement
It was the first trades union to es
tablish a home for its disabled and in
capacitated members, and that home
is one of the prettiest spots on the
It was the first trades union to es
tablish a pension system.
It is now investigating with a view
to establishing an insurance system.
It gave the eight hour day its great
est impetus, and in making the eight
hour day the standard in printing of
fices it expended four millions of dol
lars, raised by 2S.000 printers in less
than two years. The industrial world
has never seen such a record of devo
tion to the principles of unionism.
It has established a trade school
with a view to making better printers.
It has an arbitration contract with
the American Newspaper Publishers'
Association, and the next move will
befor an arbitration clause in con
tracts with employing job and book
It enforces equal pay for men and
women for equal work performed.
Taken by and large, this organiza
tion stands the peer of any.
Study its record and you will be able
to understand why we are so proud
of our membership.
And because of that pride we are
hobnobbing with the old pals at the
convention this week, and we don't
care whether The Wagewcrker comes
out or not.
Before expressing our real opinion
of Elbert Hubbard we would like to
hear the opinion the discarded Mrs.
Elbert Hubbard has of the man who
deserted her in order to wed a "soul
affinity. After her opinion was heard
perhaps other opinions would be unin
teresting. Does opposition to trades unionism
breed immorality? Looks like it. The
two chief opponents of unionism to
day are Post and Hubbard. Both of
these men discarded their first wives
in order to wed affinities.
"We will manage our own business,'
shouts the manufacturer. Then he
rushes off to congress and gets a law
permitting him to tax all the people
who support his business.
The columns cf this paper are open
to any man who has a grievance, pro
vided he will limit himself to reason
able space and couch his story in re
Douglas shoe advertising is agaic
showing up in the labor papers. It
has not yet showed up in this humble
Get things arranged so you can
make Labor Day a real holiday and
hear Mary McDowell.
"The American Flag" is the name
of a magazine that reaches The Wage-
worker desk every now and then. It
is the organ of the grafters who are
seeking to foist the ship subsidy graft
upon the people. The publishers of
"The American Flag will save money
by ceasing to send their magazine
to this office.
The Labor Day Edition of The
Wage worker will be the handsomest
labor paper ever published in the
United States. This will be going some.
but The Wage worker is a going con
Senator Burkett rushed home to tell
us why he opposed government own
ership, and he talked so much about
that subject that he couldn't find
time to explain his support of the out
rageous Payne tariff bOI.
John Kirby's organ says a compul
sory closed shop contract is unlawful
and the parties thereto guilty of crim
inal conspiracy. Yes, that's what the
trust-controlled judges have declared.
Elbert Hubbard is now. throwing. fits
about the outrages of organized labor.
The chief of the roygrafters hasn't got
over the bump Humphrey O'Sullivan
Tell all your friends that Miss Mary
McDowell will be the Labor Day ora
tor in Lincoln, and that she will also
speak a couple of times on the Sunday
Getting ready for Labor Day?
Pity the poor farmer.
From information which we have
received it looks very much as though
Fred Beck man n will be nominated for
county treasurer. The people of Lan
caster county have evidently not for
gotten the good service that Beckmana
gave them as county commissioner. He
it was who, after a hard fight, made it
possible to break up the bridge com
bine. He started a line of reform in
the court house that accomplished a
lot of good and saved the taxpayers a
good deal of money. It seems that the
people remember this capability of his
to save the taxpayers money and are
therefore giving him their vote for
JOHN R. BERRY.
Republican Candidate For Justice of
Mr. Berry has been a resident of
Lincoln twenty-one years. He was in
the state university six years, three
years in the ' academic college, and
three years in the college of law. He
has been in the practice of law for
four years, in which he has met with
some success; but he was formerly
employed in the railway service for
nine years, in which service he sus
tained the loss of one hand, and thu
office would be a great help to him.
He has spent ten years in hard
strenuous study and practice, and he
trusts the people will consider him
(iuahiied for this office, and he earn
estly solicits your support, trusting
yen will appreciate his integrity ana
qnai:tications. Primary election Aug
ust 17. 1903.
E. J. Stoil. a former Beatrice boy.
who has been located at Omaha as
traveling freight agent for the Nickle
Plate road, has been transferred to
Portland. Ore., where he will have
charge of the Pacific coast states for
that road. 'He is spending his vaca
tion in Beatrice with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Stoil. He will assume his
new duties August 20.
Prof. Howard Jones, for many years
one of the leading educators of south
eastern Nebraska, but who was forced
to retire from school work by ill health
about three years ago, died Thursday
at the home of his mother, Mrs. Nancy
Jones, in Nevada, Mo.
UNION PRINT SHOPS.
Printeries That Are Entitled to Us
the Allied Trades Label.
Following Is a list of the printing
offices in Lincoln that are entitled
to the nse 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. 8.
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. x
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