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NECKTIE GIRLS STRIKE.
Ought to be svse and spend his money judiciously. In buying articles
for the house he should buy of the firm that gives him full value, in honest
made goods at a reasonable price. A firm that is not thinking of the sale
of today only, but the customers' interests which in the end means future
sales. The A. D. Benway Co., mark their goods in plain figures an dat a
reasonable profit, so that there is no deviation in price either for the rich or
pocr. Our line of Mccre's Stoves and Ranges are turned out by skilled
workmen and with every stove there is a guaranty of workmanship and sat
isfaction that cannot be found in many ether makes. Prices the same to
Complete House Furnishers
RECEPTION TO GOMPERS.
Twenty Thousand Men Welcome Him
Home From Europe.
Organized labor, representing many
parts of this country, Canada and
Cuba, paid a notable tribute last Tues
day night in Washington, D. C, to the
homecoming from Europe of Samuel
Gonipers, president of the American
Federation of Labor, who arrived there
early in the evening from New York.
The celebration in honor of his re.
turn after an absence of several
months was probably the most enthus
iastic demonstration ever accorded an
American labor leader.
There was, a monster parade, fol
lowed by a big mass meeting at Con
vention hall. Estimates of the num
ber of men and women in the parade
ran as high as 20,000. The event de
rived added Interest from the fact that
this was the day upon which the court
of appeals of the District of Colum.
bla was expected to hand down Its de
cision in the contempt proceedings
against Mr. Gompers and other fed
eration officials. The decision of the
court, however, failed to materialize.
An incident in connection with the
parade was the action of President
Gompers in refusing to allow a com
pany of the national guard of .the Dis
trict of Columbia to participate. The
central labor union at a meeting Mon
day night went on record in favor of
the guardsmen taking part in the cele.
. bratlon, although there was some op
position among the delegates, on the
ground, it was stated, that the or
ganized militia of the coutnry was
used only to "shoot down strikers and
Mr. Gompers, however, was com
municated with and he decided that
the guardsmen should not parade.
CENTRAL LABOR UNION.
New of Labor Temple Purchase
Greeted With Loud Acclaim.
When it was announced at the Cen
tral Ijibor Union meeting Thursday
evening the the Labor Temple Asso
ciation had made the plunge and pur
chased a building, the delegates
cheered loudly and said it was just
the proper move. Then each delegate
declared that he would make it his
first duty to carry the news back to
his local and insist on the local com
ing to the front with the stuff that
makes business. The matter was dis
cussed at length, and the utmost en.
thusiasm was manifested.
Very little business apart from the
routine was transacted. The Labor
Day committee submitted a final re
port, showing all bills paid and a dol
lor or two left over.
The committee appointed some
time ago to work up the matter of a
labor headquarters was discharged.
The donors to the fund will be asked
to invest the amount in the stock of
the Labor Temple Asociation.
SMITH FOR ASSESSOR.
S. D. Smith has been nominated by
the republicans of Havelock for as
sessor in that township, and they
couldn't have selected a better man
for the job. If he isn't elected it will
be because the people of that town
ship do not want the best man in that
position. And by the way. The Wage-
worker wants to confess that Brer
Smith is the kind of labor paper boost,
er that counts with the editor man.
He has brought in a hatful . of sub
scriptions during the past few weeks,
and he says he has a lot more on
the string. Here's hoping he Is unani
mously elected, and that for. every
vote he gets he secures a new sub
scriber for his Joy Juice for Union
RACINE SHOE WORKERS WIN.
The, strike at the Flebich-Fox.
Hilker Shoe Company's plant in Ra
cine, Wis., has been settled and the
100 employes have resumed work. The
settlement was brought about mainly
through the efforts of Mayor A. J.
Horlick and the national officers of the
union. The employes are to get in
creased wages and better shop conditions.
GOMPERS DECISION DELAYED.
Washington, D. C, Oct. 13. The
court of appeals today again failed to
render its decision in the contempt
case against Samuel Gompers, John
Mitchell and Frank Morrison, of the
American Federation of Labor. The
general understanding, however, is
that the decision will be handed down
within the next day or two.
LOVE OR MALONE.
The supreme court has decided that
the county court has the right to can
vass the vote cast for mayor at the
last city election, and Mayor Love has
asserted that he has no desire to fight
for time, but prefers to have the mat
ter settled once for all. We congratu
late Mayor Love on this evidence of
fairness and willingness to settle the
matter without further resort to legal
quibbles and technicalities. Now let J
final determination of the contest. If
Malone is the winner we'll throw up
our union made hat and hurrah, for
we supported him to the best of our
ability. If Mr. Love wins out, we'll
wish him success in his administra
tion and assure bim of our heartiest
support in his every effort to give Lin
coln an honest, clean and capable administration.
A BENEVOLENT TRUST.
National Cash Register Outfit Not Only
"Scab" but Illegal. '
That great "benevolent" trust, the
National Cash Register Company, of
Dayton, Ohio, it seems, is not such a
"good" trust after all. The attorney
general of that state complains that
this company is doing acts not con
templated by its charter and has cre
ated and is maintaining a trust to
"suppress, prevent and interfere with
competition in the manufacture and
sale of cash registers." It-is charged
that the company increases or reduces
the prices of its product as competi
tion suggests. The good people of
Dayton have long desired to rid itself
of this "benevolent" trust, which has
been more an injury to the city than
a plague, and perhaps, with the aid
of the law, their hopes will be grati
fied. The concern should be put out
of business altogether, or at least put
on the same footing with other manu
facturing concerns and force it to obey
the laws of the land, which it has not.
The law should play no favorites.
Greensboro Labor News.
THE AD CLUB.
The regular monthly luncheon of
the Lincoln Ad Club will be held at
the Commercial 'Club dining room next
Tuesday evening at 6:15. Will M.
Maupin will make a brief talk on the
subject, "Advertising Nebraska."
There will be other speakers not yet
CONVENTIONS OF 1909.
Where and When the Clans Will
Gather to Boost the Cause.
October 19, Detroit, Mich., Interna
tional Association of Car Workers.
October 19, Charlotte, N. C, United
Textile Workers of America.
November 8, Toronto, Can., Ameri
can Federation of Labor.
November 29, New York, N. Y., In
ternational Seamen's Union.
December 8, Indianapolis, Ind., In
ternational Alliance of Bill Posters nf
And No "Bonus Scabs" Showed Up to
Help Defeat Them.
Six hundred girls employed in a
couple of New York City necktie fac
tories struck the first of the week for
increased wages and better working
conditions. There were no "bonus
scabs" at hand to help defeat the girls.
On the contrary, the girls had no
trouble in securing what they asked
for. The bosses couldn't find any
girls to break the strike, and no
"faithful employes" hung back and re
ceived pay while standing up for the
company. That sort of thing remains
for yellow-livered "men" In Omaha.
The girls artistically picketed the
plants, but there was no trouble with
would-be strikebreakers. The bosses
held out for a time, and then capitulated.
THE OPEN SHOP IDEA.
Farmer Wilson, secretary of agricul
ture, says the average laborer of
Washington eats meat three times a
day, and that he is not satisfied with
anything but the best cuts. Mr. Wil
son argues that this condition of af
fairs is what keeps up the price of
meat. The inference is that the
"best cuts" belong to the profit-maker,
and that the laborer should confine
himself to the lower grades or those
which the profit-maker would select for
his dog. That is the "open shop" idea,
and those who favor it claim the right
to fix wages and prescribe what js
most becoming as a diet for those
who do the work. Washington Trades
It happened two or three weeks ago
but The Wageworker forgot to men
tion it the change of location of the
Woodruff-Collins print shop. This
union shop has been at 217-219 North
Eleventh street for many years, but
a couple of weeks ago moved to Tenth
and Q streets, and now occupies the
building lately vacated by the Inter
national Harvester Co. As a result
of the change the - Woodruff-Collins
Co. has one of the best locations in
the city for a printing and bindery
WHAT HE GETS.
The Western Laborer of Omaha,
Neb., says: "A story is being told of
a non-union employe of the street car
company who, after reading Presi
dent Wattles' statement in the pa
pers, thought he would go and get
one of those individual contracts
that Mr. Wattles said he would make.
After securing the contract he went
home and read it over carefully and
found he would get, according to the
contract, everything a hen lays but
WATCH KIRBY ERUPT!
Now watch Mr. Kirby erupt! The
pole was discovered by a man who
had a union label in all of his gar
ments and was an ex-member of the
Typographical Union. Very likely he
attached an I. T. U. "sticker" to the
pole when he found it. We hope that
G. "Nuts" Post does not learn of these
simple facts, for fear of the result of
such knowledge on his continued ex
istence. To lose Post would be a
calamity. Detroit Union Advocate.
GOT HIS GOAT.
J. M. Thompson of Norwood, O., who
was a candidate for nomination for
mayor of Norwood, on the Republican
ticket, was gloriously defeated at the
primaries. Mr. Thompson has for many
years been connected with the West
ern Methodist Book Concern, during
which time he has been most antago
nistic, to organized labor. He was at
one time a member of No. 3, but was
expelled for ratting at the Western
Methodist Book Concern's office.
While the trusts are happy over the
result of the new tariff bill, which in
creases the price of almost everything
to consumers, have they 'taken into
consideration that those who work
with their hands 'and brain will be
compelled to ask for. higher wages, in
order to exist? If they haven't they
"better had." The only "protection"
the laborer has is his trade union
and members generally help them
selves. Oklahoma Labor Unit.
CIGAR MAKERS WILL NOT MEET.
The . Cigarmakers Internationa
Union of America will not hold a
convention this year. An amendment,
to the contsitutlon designed to make
the holding of a convention possible
was defeated in the referendum by the
narrow majority of 306 votes.
Seeretary Wilson ".aye. that "the
average laborer U to-day living bet
ter than Queen Elizabeth did In her
time." A historical truth, no doubt,
and the average laborer should feel
duly flattered; but what Interests him
vastly more than how badly Queen
Elizabeth lived Is how he may live
better than he does to-day on his
present earnings with the cost o( liv
lng unreasonably high,
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