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that when convinced of mistake it will
go the limit in its efforts to rectify it.
It was mistaken in saying that the
employes of the Lincoln Traction Co.
were required to appear at the Fra
ternity building for measurement.
They were required to appear at the
general offices of the company. And
in acknowledging Its mistake The
Wageworker begs the pardon of Pres
SXh HO, $15, $20,
By Wageworker Publishing Co.
Will M. Maupin - - Editor
W. P. Hogard - - Manager
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Will Do for You in Supplying Your Spring Clothes Needs
ELoteacd mm cconcj-clasa matter April 21,1 904. at
the poatorEce at Lincoln. Neb., under the Act of
Coiurreae of March 3rd. 1879.
' GREETING AND GOOD CHEER.
This number of The Wageworker,
the aecond In Vol. 7, is printed from
The Wugeworker's own type, set in its
own shop at 1705 O street. And at
1705 O street The Wageworker force
will always be found ready to extend
a hearty welcome and "howdy-do" to
the union men and women of this sec
tion of the moral vineyard. Incident
ally It may be remarked that this
same Wageworker force is prepared
to execute the finest sort of commer
cial printing, and especially printing
fcr local union organizations.
Of course The Wageworker shop is
an right-hour shop. And every job
sent out will bear the label of the Al
' lied Printing Trades unless said, label
is specifically ordered off. '
We want the unionists of this vicin
ity to feel that they are always wel
come at The Wageworker office. Drop
it? and see a splendidly equipped print
ery. Drop a dollar in the slot and get
the best labor' paper in the country
fifty-two times in succession. Drop
news Items upon the editor's desk.
And bear In mind that notices of balls,
festivals, socials, special meetings
anything that will help boost your lo
cals .along will be given space, and
the only remuneration The Wage
worker ask9 is a "thank you" and your
Feeling as proud of our new outfit
ns a boy of his first boots, or a maiden
of her first long dress, The ' Wage
worker extends greeting and good
cheer and hopes to see you In person
at the shop. '
BE NOT MISINFORMED.
An effort is being made to convey
the impression that. Hon. Clarence
Darrow of Chicago, who is soon to ap
pear in Lincoln as the champion of
high license, will appear under the
auspices of the union men of this
city. Mr. Darrow, who is one of the
leading lawyers of the country, an or
ator of splendid ability and a man
known to be in sympathy with union
ism, will not appear in Lincoln under
the auspices of any trades or labor
union. Mr. Darrow could no more
speak for union men as a whole upon
that question than he could speak for
them as a whole upon the question of
baptism or foreordination. Mr. War
row can voice his own sentiments,
and doubtless the sentiments of a
great many union men upon tho li
On April 10 John B. Lennon. gener
al secretary of the Customs Tailors'
International Union and treasurer of
the American Federation of Labor,
will speak in Lincoln in advocacy of a
"dry" city. But Mr. Lennon will not
speak under the auspices of any
trades or labor union, nor could he,
any more than Mr. Darrow, speak for
union men as a whole upon this ques
tion. That he, like Mr. Darrow, will
voice the sentiments of a great many
union men is beyond question. Nor
does The Wageworker pretend to
speak for the trades and labor unions
of this city on this abosrbing ques
tion, nor upon any other question of a
like nature. But it can voice its own,
sentiments, just as Mr. Darrow and
Mr. Lennon may whenever and where
evcr they see fit. ,
HUNDRED DOLLARS REWARD.
President Sharp of the Lincoln
Traction company offers $100 reward
if the editor of The Wageworker will
bring to President Sharp's office the
conductor who informed said editor
that the employes were measured for
their new uniforms In the Fraternity
building. President Sharp will enrich
the editor to the extent of one hun
The editor doesn't think any more
of one hundred such dollars than he
does of his right optic. President
Sharp will not be called upon to dig
up the amount. But the fact remains
that the editor was told by two differ
ent employes of the. Lincoln Traction
-Cbrthat the employes were instructed
to call at the Fraternity building to
be measured for uniforms, and accept
ing the Information as correct The
Wagewoyker so stated.
It now trasnpires that the employes
were mistaken, and The Wageworker
hastens to make correction and its
haste is only equalled by its pleasure
in Its ability to correct, as far as may
be possible, the erroneous statement.
The employes wero not notified to
appear at the Fraternity building for
measurement. They were required to
appear at the general ollices of the
company the car starter's office, we
believe. They were measured by a
gentlemen representing u, Chicago
firm, and the uniforms were purchased
ostensibly through Ludwig.
These, we believe after investiga
tion, are the facts. President Sharp
seemed to believe that The Wagework
er sought to Intimate that he was get
ting a "rake-off" on the uniforms.
Nothing could have been further from
any Intention of this humble little la
bor pater. If anybody other than
President Sharp received a similar im
pression, we hasten to remove it.
The Wageworker certainly meant
nothing of the kind. The posting of
The Wageworker's little article, ac
companied by the offer of a reward,
upon the company's bulletin board,
was simply a bit of facetious grand
standing on the part of President
Sharp, perhaps pardonable under the
circumstances. President Sharp knew
very well that the reward would never
be claimed. The Wageworker begs to
suggest that If fifty dollar bills, or
hundred dollar bills, are so awfully
plentiful as might be Inferred that
there are some 200 motormen and
conductors working long hours for
miserably poor pay who would gladly
accept in chunks of two or three cents
every hour in addition to the stipend
they now receive.
The Wageworker makes many er
rors, but It wants it distinctly under
stood here and now and for all time,
The "Bulletin of Organized Iabor,"
prepared by the Nebraska Bureau of
Labor and Industrial. Statistics, is
now in the hands of the printer a
union printer, too and will be ready
for distribution about April 15. It
will contain a list of all the organiza
tions in the state, together with the
names of their secretaries; statistics
as to membership, wage scales, bene
fits, etc. It is the first bulletin of the
kind ever prepared by the department,
and it will be of interest to the wage
earners of the state.
No, The Wageworker is not in favor
of organizing a "labor party." It fa
vors direct legislation the initiative
and referendum. With that in force
labor can knock the everylasting
stuffing out of any ipolitical party that
gives It the worst of it.
The joke is on Sam DeNedry of the
Washington Trades Unionist. He re
printed ai oid verse, .wcuinms auu tiie
Union Isabel, written by Will Kirk
several years ago, and credits it to
a member of a Washington local
Los Angeles has just dedicated a
I-abor .Temple, the agitation for
which began in 1902. Lincoln began
agitating for a Labor Temple four
years later than Los Angeles, and
dedicated it four months earlier.
The Oklahoma union man who fails
to vote for the re-election of Labor
Commissioner Daugherty ought to be
taken out Into a secluded place and
argued with a large water-elm club
being the preferred argument.
The Department of Commerce and
Ibor has just issued a bulletin show
ing the labor legislation enacted in
1908-09. To the shame of Nebraska
this state is not mentioned in the report.
Touchin' on an' apertainin' to some
things that might be properly attend
ed to now, we suggest the matter of
beginning to make preparations for
the. proper observance of Labor Day.
At these Prices we make a special feature
of very unusual values; judging from their
value and by the clothes you get elsewhere
these should sell from $20 to $40; they are
extreme values and you can not match them
anywhere at these prices. , f
You get in these four strongest lines of Suits
and Top Coats more style, .better tailoring-, much better fabrics, and
better looking garments jx every way than was ever shown at the
price; they are made from American woolens, in all the new colors
ana models. .
A CHANCE FOR YOU TO GET
Exclusive Clothes at Popular Prices
For $27.50, $30, $35, and $40 you can get
here clothes that are in a class by themselves in Lincoln, the very ,
garmemts made anywhere at any price.
These clothes have character, style and tailor
ing such as those sold by the best Eastern tailors from $60 up, and
they show their quality and high character in their materials and
perfect makeup. The best imported and domestic woolens, made"
up as nearly perfect in every way as can be made. , ;
Every Dollar You Put into These Clothes Goes
Back to You in Value
ARMSTRONG C L OTHIN G
GOOD CLOTHES MERCHANTS
the University of Nebraska and locate
the capital nearer the center of the
state. That reminds us of the story of
a certain individual who took a com
panion up into a big high mouji.t?-in
and promised a lot of big things un
der certain conditions.
We want it distinctly understood
that our "dry" proclivities do not ex
tend to the weather. Director Love
land will please take notice.
We understand that a number of
people are waiting with "baited
breath" the returns from the referen
dum vote in Havelock.
You can buy Ijibor Temple stock a
par although it is really worth at
Booming the label beats remaining
idle because of a sympathetic strike.
Vote together, stick together, act to
gether, think together, get together.
Mayor Dahlman promises, if elected
governor, to give the state house to
Mr. Union Man, your local merchant,
if he knows you belong to a union,
will have more respect for you if you
demand the label and refuse goods
that do not bear It.
We have no special love for Uncle
Joe Cannon,' but we do. wish we bad" a
few more sturdy fighters of his kidney
in the ranks of organized labor.
Gee, but real estate in Lincoln has
been moving lively of late.
virtue of his wealth or by reason 61
his temporary power.
The most beneficient influence of
trades unionism is not so much in its
helpfulness in securing better pay and
shorter hours for those who are al
ready in . fairly , good circumstances,
but in the brave fight that it Is making
for the woman and the child who suf
fer because of man's avarice and
greed. It is In its efforts to secure
better things for the man who toils
away, almost forgotten, because his
place has been so low that few have
heard his cry. May the arm of organ
ized labor be made strong in its de
fense of those who need its help.' And
In its efforts in behalf of these, it
should have the co-operation of every
"For he today that sheds his blood
1With me shall be my brother.""
Rev. Charles Stelzle Talks on a Topic
of Human Interest.
"Brotherhood" 'is a word that men
conjure with. It opens the heart and
makes the mind alert. Originally, the
church, was a brotherhood. Including
all classes and conditions, it became
a factor in the lives of men that
caused them to suffer and to sacrifice
as nothing else has ever done. It
opened the way to revolution. For
Christianity literally turned the world
upside down. It brought in a' new
standard of ethics. It freed the slave.
However it may have failed because
of human limitations, no historian will
dare deny that Christianity has done
more to usher in freedom than all
other agencies combined. The chari
ties of the early church signified that
a religion of brotherhood and mutual
helpfulness had arisen among men.
Modern missions indicate that the
most . high-blooded peoples on earth
recognize their kinship to the most
savage and debased.
But "brotherhood" has in many in
stances become simply an appeal to
selfishness. Frequently, it means only
the development of the few to the de
moralization of the many. Thert; can
be no real brotherhood without a love
as wide as the world. There can be
no real brotherhood without tho Fath
erhood, of God. The Fatherhoor". of God
implies a care for every' one of His
children. He sends His rain upon the
just and upon the unjust. His provi
sion is for all. Cursed be the man
who dares withhold it from God's chil
dren whether he be a monopolist by
THE LABOR PRESS.
Labor's, emancipation depends on
the workers who think as they work,
and work as they think. Lansing
Handing It to Taft.
Many zealous churchmen are con
demning President Taft for dancing,
one distinguished bishop going so far
as to say that in doing it he "is de
grading the nation." We have no
fault to find with the president's
dancing, but we have with the way
in which he does it. He lias the glide
to perfection and performs in it grace
fully, but his performance carries
him only from one 'ambiguous or im
proper position to another. Instead
of the two-step he uses the side-step.
In quadrilles he is not on the square.
And in the mazy waltz he leads every'
body in the deepest mazes of doubt
as to whose music he Is dancing to.
Later the people may give him a few
lessons in the highland fling that will
make him regret many of his fan
dangos. Minnesota Union Advocate.
ALL CIRCUSES ARE UNIONIZED.
The International Alliance of Bill
posters and Billers of America has
just closed a two-year agreement with
all Uie leading circuses and tent
shows. The men secured an advance
in wages and full recognition of the
union. Now probably the open shop
pers won't pay their way into the
circus, but sneak in under the tent.
WQRKERS UN10W jf
I UNIONpSTAMP I
LractoryNa 4 J
Named Shoes are Of ten Made
in Non-Union Factories.
Do Not Buy Any Shoe
no matter what the name unless
it bears a plain and readable
impression of this Union Stamp.
All Shoes Without the Union Stamp are Non-Union
Do not accept any excuse for absence of the UNION STAMP
Boot and Shoe Workers Union
' 246 Sumner St, Boston, Mass.
JOHN F. TOBIN, Pres. . . CHAS. L. BAINE, Sec-Treas.
Wed. & Sat.
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