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LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, SEPTEMBER 4, 1909
I l TPAtE IaI CgUNOLg)
44 PAGa . v SO, 22
ARE JUDGES LITTLE GODST
Curt Comment on Preacher Parkhurst's
Writing in a New York newspaper,
last Sunday, Reverend Parkhurst, the
foe of vice, takes sharp issue with
those who criticise the United States
The clergyman is alarmed at what
he terms the growing disregard for au
thority in America, as the following ut
terance will prove:
"To think is one thing, and to think
out loud is another thing.
Dr. Parkhurst belongs to the school
that insists on the right to be judge
of thought. So does Baer and his "di
vine rights" crowd, who insist that
.THEY are better qualified to think
than others, and who use their brains
to intrench themselves in a position
where they live easy Uvea and use.
their logic to defend their position
that they are the guides for thought
Here Is another fulminaUon:
"Every man is. PERHAPS, entitled
to his opinion. Certainly, if it is a
In this sentence ts found the cause
ot every form of oppression the de
mand of some men that they shall do
the thinking tor others.
Dr. Parkhursts estimate of the su
preme court Is as follows:
"The supreme court of the United
States is an Institution that requires
to be approached with a degree ot rev
erence, not to say with a certain sense
To a red-blooded American who
looks upon the supreme court as a
human Institution, that has flopped,
wriggled and turned, times without
number, these "divine" attributes are
not only sacrilegious, but against the
best traditions ot our republic. They
are all right in Russia. Persia and
Turkey, but not In America. This na
tipn has passed the period when either
judicial or military tyranny can be
charged to supuernatural causes. Our
courts are decidedly human, created
by men. likewise human. The pages
of kistory tell lurid tales of how men
' successfully resisted the same line of
"dope" handed out by Dr. Parkhurst,
and it would be well for the New
Yorker and his kind to cease treating
the American people as though they
were intellectual babes. Toledo Union
house of its friends, as he is a promi
"I want to record my personal con
viction that a 'scab is not an indus
trial hero, university teaching to the
contrary notwithstanding," said Rabbi
Stephen S. Wise of Mew York. "I
have seen 'scabs' again and again. In
the main a 'scab is a poor, deluded,
pitiable thing. I would not have col
lege students used as strike-breakers.
American men are too fine to be de
graded into 'scabs and Cossacks.
There was applause to this, as
there had been at other portions of
the address of Rabbi Wise, though it
was a perfectly clear attack on the
expressed opinion of President Eliot.
TIM HEALY IN A DRESS SUIT.
Toledo unionists are much Inter
ested In the announcement that 8
New York society dame will enter
tain prominent labor leaders and
members of the Brotherhood of
Stationary Firemen at her summer
home. It's quite the fad. down east.
don'tcherknow, to do this stunt, and
mental pictures are drawn of Tim
Healy In a dress suit. Tim is presi
dent of the Brotherhood of Firemen,
and it's even money he leads the
grana marcn, with Ms big paws,
knotted and gnarled from shoveling
coal, neatly encased in snow white
gloves. Toledo Union Leader.
A Woman Worker for
Trades Union Principles
MINERS STICK TO THEIR PAPER.
Editor O'Neill ot the Miners' Maga
zine reports to the Western Federa
tion of Miners convention that their
official paper lost $6,000 last year.
Most of this debt was incurred by the
"swell" manner in which the paper
is printed, and which classes it the
leader in trade union circles. But
the miners have declared for only
the best, and insist that the deficit is
really an advertisement because their
paper attracts general attention.
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mutee 01 tweniy-nve to make ar-
BI6 UNION VICTORY.
rangements for a reception to Presi
dent Gompers on his return from Eu
rope. It will take the form of a
mammoth evening parade of all the
labor organizations in the District of
Columbia and a public meeting in
Ever Hear of "Free and Independent"
"Scabs" Doing This?
A member of the street car men's
union drew a claim In Tripp county.
He is on the farm now. Recently he
had some bad luck on account of
sickness of himself and wife. The
attention of the union officials was
called to his condition and the onion
at once took steps to give the man a
lift. That is the way to do It. Were
it not for this lift by the nnion, this
man could not possibly have got
through with the expense of floating
his ship until the crops come in next
year. The officials of the nnion say
they intend to help this man till he
comes through with a crop and can
help himself. That is unionism.
, miss mary Mcdowell
Who Will Be the Orator of the Day at the Labor Day Celebration in Lincoln
TOUGH ON "BUCKS."
One of the results of the publicity
given by the Buck Stove company's
action against Gompers, Morrison and
Mitchell is that the company's plant
is now in operation only three days
a week, and the $1,500,000 war fund
called for by the National Association
of Manufacturers must have shrunk
to small figures, for now the Amer
ican Anti-Boycott Association, an aux
iliary association of the former, sent
out through its secretary an urgent
call for more money to carry an ap
peal from the decision modifying
Judge Gould's injunction to the sn
preme court of the United States.
rublie Steel A Iron Co- EmpieyfM
2S,OO0, Signs for Union Shop.
Advocates of the open shop prin
ciple in the Iron and steel trades re
ceived a surprise a few days aco fa
the significant announcement of the
signing of the Amalgamated associa
tion wage scale by the Republic Iron
and Steel company. The action af
fects 22,000 men in the Pitt burg sod
Youngstown districts. The mills are
at Youngstown, Massillou aad Toledo.
Ohio; East Chicago and Moline, I1L;
Gates City, Ala and East St. Lowis.
It was currently reported In New
York early in the present month that
the Republic Iron and Steel company
would declare the open shop ia force
in all its plants simultaneously with
the open shop announcement by the
American Sheet and Tin Plate com
pany, and would Join forces with,
the Steel corporation in the effort to
deal the Amalgamated association It
death blow. Later the Republic an
nounced that two of its plants, which
were being changed from bar Iron to
steel, would be operated on the open
shop principle, but that it was willing
to sign the nnion scale for the others.
still affected by the bar Iron scale.
The Amalgamated association re
fused to give up the two mills In dis
pute the Brown-Bon nell plant at
Youngstown and the Moline (IIL)
plant. It demanded that the Republic
sign for all mills covered by the scale
of last year. The scale goes into effect
By the decision above mentioned th
Republic company has left the Steel
corporation to fight the union without
PRISON GOODS IN NEW YORK.
Attorney General Will Seek to Stop
Their Sale There.
The fact that prison-made clothing
ts being offered for sale in New York
and other cities has been brought to
the attention -ot the attorney general.
The law requires the display ot a
license where such goods are sold,
The laws ot this state do not permit
any articles made in Its penal insti
tutions to be sold within the state.
They are used entirely in the state
institutions. Clothing and other ar
ticles made in other state prisons are
being shipped into this state and the
attorney general's department intends
to break up the practice. Deputy At
torney General Letcaworth stated
that the question had been passed
upon by the attorney general several
months ago and it was held that the
sale of goods made in prisons in other
stales was illegal, notwithstanding
claims that such a law is unconsti
Labor Bay tan Limcota I
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Labor's Annual Holiday will be celebrated in Lincoln, under the auspices of the
affiliated Trades Unions of Lincoln and Havelock. The
celebration will be . held at A
Eeauitifai! Capital Beach
DEMAND WAGE RESTORATION.
Cotton Workers of New Bedford Take
Action Looking to Strike.
The Loom Fixers Vol on have in
structed its delegates to the textile
council to demand a restoration ot the
10 per cent reduction made two years
ago ta the wages pt the 6,000 opera
tires ot the New Bedford cotton mills
aad to favor a strike it necessary
The spinners and carders also voted
ta favor of the restoration.
Tne weavers are expected to take
similar action aad soon the textile
council will meet for the purpose ot
formally requesting the mill owners to
make the desired change.
THE PITIFUL "SCAB."
Wise Pays Respects to
roeeof Eliot Brand.
Some exceedingly direct things were
said in Boston last Sunday at the
meeting in Arlington street church of
the Unitarian Fellowship for Social
Justice. They were all the more ex-
have seen scabs again and again. In
President Eliot ot Harvard university
were attacked, as It were, in the
Where the workers and their families will spend the day in rest and recreation.
There will be no parade, but there will be plenty of
SPORTS AND CONTESTS
With handsome prizes for the winners in each contest. Ladies Base Ball Throw.
Sack Races, Potato Races, Novelty Races, String Cutting,- Nail '
Driving, 50 and 100 yard Dashes, etc. Only
Union Men and Their Families Eligible to Enter These Contests
Miss. Mary "McDowell
Will be the orator of the day. Miss McDowell is prominently connected with the Woman's Trades Union
League movement, and is at the head of the University of Chicago Settlement Work. She is a loyal
unionist, a woman of rare ability and a public speaker of more than National reputation.
Miss McDowell organized the women workers in the Chicago Packing Houses
and helped them to win a fight for better conditions. Lincoln workers
never had an opportunity to hear an abler champion of labor.
GRAND BASKET SUPPER Bring your
baskets well filled and eat your Labor Day
Supper in the green grass and under the cool
ing shade. . ............
DANCING AT AIR DOME in the evening
Come out and enjoy a rare good time on
Labor's Greatest Holiday. It will do you
good. . , . .
EXPOUNDS LAW WITH SENSE.
California Supreme Court
One of our highest courts has
broken away from the absurd di
tinction in labor cases, that while
a 'primary boycott is lawful n "sec
ondary"- boycott is unlawfuL That is
observe ye, oh ponied reader that
Jones' strikers may ask their friends
not to patronize Jones, but they must
not ask their friends not to patronize
Smith if be continue to patronize
, Jones. It is the supreme court of
California that has kIbosbedr this
jurisprudential tomfoolery. The de
cision is summed up as follows by the
San Francisco Coast Seamen's Jour
nal of July 2Sth: "This court recog
nizes no substantial distinction be
tween the so-called primary and sec
ondary boycotts. Each rests upon the
right of the union to withdraw its
patronage from its employer and to
induce by fair means any aad all
other persona to do toe same, and ia
exercise of those means, as the anions
would have the unquestioned right to
withhold their patronage from a third
person who continued to deal wfta
their employer, so tiey nave the
unquestioned risht to notify soen
third person that they will with
draw their patronage if be contin
ues to so deal." Law is Indeed the
esence of common sense, bat it takes
judges a good while to get down tfi
its essence when new kinds of uuar-
rels arise between maw and ela
UNION MADE HOSE.
Want a pair of anion made socks
socks with the label oa 'em? WeC
if you do. just send 73 cents to the
Columbia Knitting Mills. ZKZZ Xo.
Mascher st, Philadelphia. Pa., and
in return yon win receive six pairs,
each pair with the union label of the
United Textile Workers. Give the
size of the shoe you wear, aad ask
for assorted colors. If yon want "en
all black, say so.- Now. don't go
around whining that yoa don't know
where to get union made socks.
Mrs. J. G Sayer is sufferiBar froa
a dislocated left arm, caused by a
fall at St. PauTs church on Wednes
A dozen or more BarUngtos train
men at Wymore have been arrested
on tie charge of looting' freight cars.
A lot of the stolen goods have been
found in the homes of the arrested
men. and it is asserted that one or
two' of them have "peaeheif and toid
all they know. The raQway author
ities assert that the robberies have
been going on for a period of four
or five years, and that heretofore all
efforts v to locate the thieves have
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