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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (Sept. 23, 1910)
PUBLISHED EVERT FRIDAY
BT WAGEWORKER PUBLISHING COMPANY.
WILL M. MAUPIN, Editor.
E. L. GRUBB, Business Manager.
ocates, but we may at least, like Mr.
Bryan, give him credit for having the
manhood and the courage to stand out
in the open instead of trying to masquerade.
Enterad mm aecond-cl.M matter April 211904. at
tha postofficaat Lincoln, Neb., under the Act of
of MarcK 3rd, 1879.
THE CANDIDACY OF HITCHCOCK.
In Gilbert M. Hitchcoek the union
ists of Nebraska have a candidate for
United States Senator for whom they
may vote with confidence. It is high
time that union men learned that in
partisan politics they will never find
remedy for present day evils, but
that in order to win they must disre
gard partisanship and vote for men
openly in sympathy with every right
eons aim and object of organized
Organized labor should vote solidly
for those candidates for senate and
congress who are known to be stead
fastly opposed to government by in
junction, prosecution of labor organiza
tions' under the Sherman anti-trust
law, protection to trusts and combine
under the guise of protection to Ameri
can labor, and further encroachments
of the judiciary upon the functions
of the legislative and executive de
partments of the government.
Gilbert 'M. Hitchcock stands with
organized labor on all of these points.
Organized labor should vote solidly
for those candidates for senate and
louse who are in favor of postal sav
ings banks that mean something, rail
road regulation that means something,
employers' liability laws that mean
something, workingmon's compensation
acts that mean something, assumption
risks laws that mean something. Gil
bert M. Hitchcock stands for all of
these things in a measure that will
do justice to the wage earners with
out doing injustice to the employers.
Mr. Hitchcock is one of the largest
employers of union labor in the west,
The World-Herald, which he owns and
publishes, is union throughout. He has
never had any labor troubles in h
establishment. Ho has always been
ready to confer with the unions rep
resented in his establishment, and he
has always been known as a just and
Mr. Hitchcock is a democrat a fact
that should not, among organized wage
earners, count either for or against him
All that they should consider is how
he stands toward organized labor and
how his principles square with those
of the labor organizations.
He is opposed to any such tariff law
as we now have, but he is not a free
trader. He believes that the highest
measure of protection needed, and the
highest justified, is a tariff that will
make up the difference between the
cost of production abroad and the cost
of production at home. He is the real
father of the postal savings banks. He
has always been steadfast in his oppo
sition to corporate control of govern
mental affairs. His vote on all meas
ures conducive to the welfare of labor
has always been cast upon the right
wide. His record in congress is as
straight as a string, and his record as
an employer of labor is one that shoul
commend him to wage earners.
The Wageworker, which knows
neither politics nor religion when it
comes to the support of candidates
for public office, believes that organ
ir.ed workingmen will honor themselves
fcy supporting, working for and voting
for Gilbert M. Hitchcock for the United
This is not a campaign of men, but
of measures. As for this humble little
newspaper, it prefers to support a
square and honest man on a poor plat
form rather than a trimmer and a
dodger on a platform. 'Bad men
will not carry out a good platform,
but honest men will minimize the evils
of a bad platform.
Do not be deceived Tv any efforts
that may be put forth to make this a
campaign of personalities. The issues
are clearly joined, and upon those
issues the campaign should be fought.
The union man who votes for Silas
, Barton for re-election to the office
of auditor of public accounts will make
no mistake, for Mr. Barton is as
square as they make 'em.
ME. BEY AN 'S POSITION.
Mr. Bryan's announcement of his
attitude in the present campaign ought
to be sufficient answer to those fanati
cal and prejudiced people who are at
tempting to besmirch the personal
character of James C Dahlman. .We
may wisely and fairly differ from Mr,
Dahlman on some of the things which
he espouses, but we can not honestly
and fairly attack his private record as
a citizen. As the matter now stand
Dahlman stands more than a fair show
of election. If his opponents under
take to make their campaign on abuse
of the man instead of argument against
the things he stands for as a candidate,
they will elect him by an overwhelming
majority. ' '
In the language of an old-time pol:
tician, "Party lines are shot all to
hell in this campaign." Reduced to
its last analysis this is a campaign for
or against prohibition. That it is at
tempted to disguise it beneath the
cloak of county option will not deceive
anybody, and the attempt to thus de
ceive is not to the credit of those who
make such pretense of virtue.
We may not wholly agree with Mr,
Dahlman on some things which he ad
If you want to know what manner of
man Grant Martin is, inquire among
the people of Dodge county. Mr. Mar
tin is the republican candidate for at
torney general. We have known him
for fifteen years, and although we
differ politically we are in hearty ac
cord on those things pertaining to
the welfare of Nebraska. That's why
the editor of The Wageworker is going
to vote for Grant Martin.
We will be woefully deceived if
The Lincoln Daily Star, under the
ownership of Mr. Gooch and the man
agement of Mr. Tobin, does not speed
ily blossom forth into one of the great
est newspapers in the Trans-Mississippi
country. The Daily Star has the edi
torial and reportorial staff to make
it the equal of any of them, and with
men at the head anxious to make a
newspaper that staff can now buckle
down and do things. We are expecting
great things of the Lincoln Daily Star.
The local unions of Nebraska ought
to begin considering the matter of
representation at the Nebraska State
Federation of .Labor convention at
Havelock next January. The legisla
ture will be in session then, and there
ought to be such a gathering as will
convince the lawmakers that the or
ganized workers of the state mean
0, Dear! If workingmen would only
take as much interest in the questions
of labels and organizations as they
do in the question of "personal lib
erty," the organized labor movement
would arrive somewhere with consider
ably more speed.
We regret to note that the gentle
men engaged in framing that proposed
city charter can not get together with
out knocking each other apart. They
act just like common working people.
It is time that the workers of Lin
coin and vicinity understood that there
a concerted move being made to
drive the union labels out of this
community. This is especially true of
the Allied Printing Trades label.
The Omaha Commercial Club is ar
ranging for a "swing around the cir
cle." We'll bet any reasonable amount
that the band taken along by the
Omaha Commercial Club will be an
Counting by miles the Traction Co
gives good service. Counting by con
venience, however, might make a dif
Let us cheerfully admit that when
it comes to proving by statistics that
it is giving excellent service the Lin
coin Traction Co. is the peer of them
Vote for no legislative candidates
who refuse to vote for the senatorial
candidate receiving the highest num
ber of votes at the November election
"Let's all work together for Lin
coin." Not with our mouths' only, but
with our energies and our talents.
If the candidate's card does not bear
the label, tell him. If the candidate
is not union at heart, ditch him!
The Lincoln Traction Co. shows up
with a deficit. Shaka! We know of
at least two of us.
Lincoln does not want an "ideal
charter." It merely wants a common
sense charter. .
Remember how we marched Septem
ber 5f Well, let's vote that way Nov
Anyhow,, prohibition under the name
of county option has the same old
- Play the game square! And you can't
do it by "scabbing" politically.
Whenyou hear Lincoln "knocked,'
knock tiae knocker.
I You've read about them if you did not live them. Remember how
ready-made clothing in those days was cut out with a circular saw, and the
five-foot-ten-inch man measuring 38 around the waist had to be fitted with
the same sizes as the six-foot man measuring 32 or 44 inches around the
waist. We've made rapid strides forward during the past two decades, but
in nothing has the improvement been more marked than in the custom
made clothing business. Today the up-to-date manufacturers of clothing
figure to fit men as well as tailors can do and they succeed. Tall, short,
lean, stout, fat; tall and thin, tall and fat, short and lean, short and fat-any
size whatsoever the custom clothiers fit them like the paper on the wall.
And We Have The Best From The Best Makers.
Clothes that are almost unblievably good -- perfection in fit, perfection in fabric,
perfection in mode, perfection in make the very acme of perfection in the clothing
line. That is what has been reached by the makers of the garments we are showing
this season. The old adage that "seeing is believing" was never better exemplified
than in our line of men's wear this season. Not only do we excel in all these things,
but we excel in assortment. The lines were never larger, just as they were never
better and the price range is suited to the abilities of every man. You do not
expect to get a $40 value in a $1 5 suit. But you have a right to expect one hun
dred cents' worth of value for every dollar you expend. That's fair and just and
that's what we offer. The amount you pay is within the bounds of your own judg
ment. The value you get is the full worth of the money.
Suits $10 to $40 - Full Value
CJ Come in and see what we have, examine carefully, ask any questions you will, try
on, test them, look at them satisfy yourself in any way you will. We know the re
sult -- when you get ready to buy you will buy an Armstrong suit.
Ar iHstr oeg Clothing Co
GOOD CLOTHES MERCHANTS
Omaha Linemen Out .to Secure Better
Wages and Conditions.
The linemen employed by the Omaha
Electric Light and Power Co. are out
on strike for a wage in keeping with
the work they do and the dangers they
constantly face. Of course the com
pany says it can get plenty of men at
the old wage, but that is what it said
a few months ago and it couldn 't.
The claim is further made that the
wage scale is already higher than in
neighboring cities of the same class.
Linemen in Tacoma are on strike for
a higher wage The management of
the companies employing them declare
that "there is nothing to arbitrate."
Local electrical workers are watch
ing with interest the legal wrangle be
tween the Bell and the Independents.
Work is fairly good, but it has often
been better in this immediate vicinity.
the Y. M. C. A. buildings will soon be
under full headway. The new First
National Bank block and the new
Bankers' Life block will furnish a lot
of inside work during the winter
months. These three big jobs mean a
lot during the months , when cold
Weather prevents work outside.
Carpenters in West Point, Ky., have
succeed in negotiating a new scale
whereby the men get an advance of
2 cents per .hour. The new scale was
signed without any trouble whatever.
Carpenters in Quincy, Mass., have
just signed a new scale which provides
for an advance in wages from $3.25 to
$3.60 per day of eight hours with the
half-holiday on Saturday, the year
A large majority of the contractors
of Milwaukee who are employers of
union labor have signed the -new wage
scale of the Carpenters, which provides
for an increase from 40 to 42 cents
an hour. '
among business men is, too, altogether
too prevalent. The union men ought
to come across, and they will if they
get the proper encouragement.
A statement of the financial condi
tion of the association is promised for
the Monday evening meeting, ' and
when this is submitted it will be easy
to get out among the workers and sell
stock. Every director should make it
a point to be on hand next Monday
Some Notes of the Men Who Work
iBusiness Agent Eissler of Local No.
1055 is in'iDes Moines. Ia., this week,
representing the local at the annual
convention of the Brotherhood. While
there Mr. Eissler will attempt to have
the Brotherhood take cognisance- of
the situation in this neck o' the woods
and make a special appropriation for
missionary work here and hereabouts.
The convention is the largest in the
history of . the Brotherhood, and Des
Moines is showing the delegates and
visitors the time of their lives. The
Dee Moines Carpenters' Union has al
most -1,000 members and is one of the
biggest locals in the United States.
Work is picking up a bit as brighter
crop reports come in. The work on
LABOR TEMPLE DIRECTORS.
Call Out for Meeting Next Monday
Evening Without Fail.
It has been a long time since the
board of directors of the Labor Tem
ple Association has' held a meeting.
An imperative call is out for a meet
ing next Monday evening, and it is
absolutely necessary that a full attend
ance be had, as it is necessary to take
action looking towards meeting some
financial obligations that can not long
er be postponed.)
There seems to be a disposition to
let matters drift along, trusting to
providence to take care of things. This
must be eradicated at once or there) I
will be trouble. The feeling ' that if
the union men do not come to the
front it will be easy to raise the money
A Little Bouquet Handed to a Deserv
The United Association of Journey
men Plumbers is a militant labor union
that does things. It will not tolerate
the "open shop" fraud. It has fought
in some instances for six years to bring
some shops to time. During the last
year it has secured an increase in
wages for as much as a dollar a day for
its members-r-in some instances. It
loses some fights for a thug, but it
always "comes back" as youthful and
fresh as ever. Portland Labor Press.
Lincoln plumbers are keeping right
along on the even tenor of their way,
and are making progress all the time.
Jhe ranks are growing, and the union
spirit is getting stronger.
If Bert Chipman is worrying any
about .the charges filed against him
he don't show it.
they will be able to point to another
big press room squared.
iMartin P. Higgins, ex-president of
the International Printing Pressmen
and Assistants' Union, has! been ap
pointed foreman of the pressroom in
the municipal printing plant at Bos
ton, Mass. ,
Business is good at present, and the
promise for increasing work is un
usually good. This is a general cam
paign year, and by the time the rush
of campaign work is well over the
task of getting ready for the rush
of legislative work will begin.
Local Conditions Promise Better Things
In the Near Future. :
Lincoln Pressmen were not at all
sorry when they read the news that
the Daily Star had changed hands.
They- feel - satisfied that in due time
THE BOILER MAKERS.
Just a Word About a Bunch of Men
- Who Emulate Glue.
The Boilermakers of Havelock are
still "sticking." While many of the
strikers have gone elsewhere, enough
of the old guard hangs out to make"
agement. , The local will continue
through the coming winter to give a
number of social functions to help
along in the good cause, and Lincoln
workers who love to trip the light fan
tastic ought to take advantage of the
opportunities, for they will .not 'only
have good times but will be helping
along a good cause. :- ..
Boilermakers along the Missouri Pa
cific in Missouri are on strike to help
the 'machinists win a severe struggle.
The (Blacksmiths are now voting on the
Buffalo, N. Y., plasterers have been
granted a substantial increase . in
wages and are now receiving 55 eents
nor Ywwr. .
Issqg, not men!
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