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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (Oct. 14, 1910)
orcd a special item appropriating $500 a year for holding a state
industrial meeting. He favored an appropriation that would pro
vide for thorough inspection of factories and workshops. He advo
cated a policy of liberality in appropriations for all wise puropees,
and opposed ' the false economy that sought to make a showing of
saving by crippling state (institutions and departments. He advo
cated the one or two labor bills introduced, and stood ready to help
push other, measures that some live union men -talked of having intro
duced. In short, Mr. Miller demonstrated that he was a good man
to tie to in legislative matters. '
Immediately after securing a reduction of 75 per cent in its
occupation tax the Traction company announces a lessened car serv
ice in its transportation department and an increase of 20 per cent
in the price of service in its public heating branch. Truly the people
of Lincoln are a patient and long-suffering lot.
Having learned how to decorate for big events, Lincoln should
make it a point not to forget. The city was really decorated for the
fust time last week.
Here is an interesting bit of history concerning Theodore Roose
velt: In 1884 the republicans of New York who were opposing the
nomination of Blaine a faction headed by George William Curtis
agreed among themselves that if Blain'e were nominated they would
withdraw from the convention and refuse to support the nominee.
Theodore Roosevelt was a party to that agreement, but he deserted,
went back on his promise and supported Blaine. So much for the
word of the man who rs so. quick to call other men "liar" if they
happVm to differ from him. Writing of Roosevelt's treachery George
William Curtis quoted the following from Browning and applied
them to the now strenuous Theodore:
"Just for 'a handful of silver he left us,
Just for a riband to stick in his coat."
A great many people have denounced Mr. Dahlman becaues
he bluntly asserted that he would veto a county option bill if he
were elected governor and such a bill came up to him. They de
clare that sort of thing to be undemocratic; to be practical anarchy. -Perhaps
it is, but what we want to know is what these same people
think of Abraham Lincoln for making exactly the same kind of a"
declaration. In his fourth annual message to congress, December
6, 1864. Lincoln said: "If the people should, by whatever mode or
means, make it an executive duty to re-enslave such persons, another,
and not I, must be their instrument to perform it." Will somebody
please tell us the difference between James C. Dahlman 's statement
and the statement made by Abraham Lincoln?
Something like 44,000 Lincoln people have been laboring under
a foolish delusion for some time. They believe that the big gray
stone building facing Tenth street between O and P belonged to
Uncle Sam, and they would never have known any better if Elmer
J.' Bur Ice tt had not stepped forward with the interesting statement
that it was his very own. It was very sweet of Senator Burkstt to
correct our mistake, as well as very sweet of him to consent to spend
so much of his money 'for out convenience and the beautification of
Lincoln. Surely he deserves to be re-elected as a reward of mri't.
We note with pleasure that Mr. Aldrich has calmed down on the
railroad tissue and is no longer intent upon tearing up the tracks
aud burning the boxcars. Mr. Aldrich seems to have seen a great
light a headlight, in fact. He is now as mild as a sucking dove on
the question of railroads. Nor is he longer threatening to dump
Omaha into the Missouri river. It is quite evident that Mr. Aldrich
has been listening to the advice of some of the wise ones instead of
continuing to act upon the advice of the fanatics. For all of which
let us be dirly thankful.
We stop the press long enough to announce to the ladies God
bless 'em that' they are permitted to open their handbags, take out
their purses, remove their strip of street car tickets, tear off one, re
turn the tickets to the purse and the purse to the handbag, all before
boardling the street cars, They do not have to wait until they mount
the platform before they go through all that formula. And a lot of
us working men really wish they wouldn't wait, too.
Tn years ago the spectacle of erecting a ten story building in
Lincoln or any other kind of a building in the--business section
would have been watched by curious hundreds. It's different now.
Go up to the corner of Tenth and O where the First National Bank
building is going up, and you won't see a score of people loitering
about and watching progress.
The Labor Temple 'is on'e of the best assets possessed in Lincoln.
The citizens in general should rally to its support and make possible
not only its maintenance but its enlargement.
The charter committee seems to have, crept back into its hole
after its recent emergence. Hasn't the Traction company completed
its plan for a new charter ?
For FRIDAY & SATURDAY
Turquoise Blue Enameled ware with White lining. All perfect
goods, values up to $1,00 to close out this line quick, Af
The lot includes, 12-quart Lipped Preserving Kettles, 10-quart
Lipped Preserving Kettles, 8-quart Lipped Preserving Kettles
10-quart covered Berlin Sauce Kettles, 8-quart covered Sauce
Kettles, 8 and 10-quart Handled Stew Pans, 2 and 3-quart
Double Cereal Cookers, 10-quart water Pails, 4-quart covered
Milk Buckets, 4, 5, and 6-pint Coffee and Tea Pots, and other
items too numerous to mention. These are all splendid Ak
values, while they last, each UJC
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Increase Reserve Fund and Figure on
Building a Home. t
One of the important actions taken
by the national 1 convention of the
United Association of Clumbers, Gas
fitters, Steamfitters and Steamfitters'
Helpers, recently held in St. Paul, was
to provide . for a big increase in the
reserve fund. Heretofore the fund has
remained fixed at $10,000, but the con
vention decided to increase it to $250,
000, and steps will be immediately
taken to that end.
A movement was also started by the
St. Paul convention looking to the
establishment of a home for sick or
disabled members of the different crafts
in the association similar to the Union
Printers' Home at Colorado Springs,
Colo., and that of the Printing Press
men and Assistants ' union, located In
Tennessee, A special committee was
appointed to inquire into the feasibility
of such a project, and ' at the Boston
convention two years hence it is prob
able that definite steps will be taken
for the establishment of such an insti
tution. The number of general organizers
was raised from seven to nine, and an
increase of $200 a year in salaries al
lowed. The general president 's salary
was aiso raisea ironi ouu wj 3s,auu
A barber shop in Great Stalls, Mon
tana, has broken up two proprietors
because it is unfair. ' The third man
proposes to be square.
Think of it Since Lincoln went dry
one of the lareest and most; prominent
business Mocks ! in the city has. been
torn down. Absolutely demolished!
Isn't it awful?
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