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About Will Maupin's weekly. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1911-1912 | View Entire Issue (May 26, 1911)
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commencement and wedding I
Watch repairing and
See Fleming First
A FACTORY CHILD,
Reflections of a Little Breadwinner.
AN OLD STORY RETOLD.
Pitiful Thoughts of Toiling Infant
Whose Life Is Spent In Drudgery.
Applies to Almost Every Manufactur
Got up this mornin' at 4, as usual.
Oh, my, this is my birthday! Ain't I
glad'l saved up nearly 50 cents in my
bank? 'Nd I told my ma 'nd my fa
ther It would be nice to use it to cele
brate with. Ma was tired bein' up
with the baby, 'nd she has a cough,
you know, so I cooked myself the love
liest breakfus of fried bread before I
started. I was ten minutes late on ac
count of this, 'nd the superintendent
docked me 10 cents. Oh, well, it was
worth it. I don't have a birthday
every d:iy in the year.
It's a lovely walk to the factory in
the mornin. 'Nd 1 like it so much
better than at night, because then it
is nearly dark, 'nd I am so tired 'nd
kind of stagger along 'nd my . eyes
don't see straight, 'nd I'm so glad to
get home 'nd throw myself down any
where 'nd sleep.
But in the mornin' the sun Is just
lovely. Once I stopped to pick some
daisies they're' a kind of a beautiful
yellow 'nd white flower, 'nd there was
a few of 'em.growin' on the edgeof
the street 'nd I took 'em with me to
the factory, but the superintendent he
frowned 'nd says, "Ah, loiterin' again."
That's a queer word. But I know
what it means. It means takin' up
some one else's time.
Oh, my, yesterday we worked four
teen hours! 1 choked some in the last
part, the smoke got on me so, but it's
lovely to earn so much money. I got
nearly 15 cents more than my regular,
'nd it just seemed like I was one of
them multimillionaires I heard tell
about once when I went to a circus.
But that was so long ago, when I was
The factory is a great big long brick
place, 'nd I like the window I work in
so much, 'cause I can look out through
it all day 'nd see green trees. 'Nd
onct I saw a squirrel! Then the fore
man caught me, 'nd he said I was get
tin' to be a little loafer. That's a ter-:
ribul thing to be, but sometimes I
wisht I was, you know just for fun.
'Nd then it's nice to have kind of
lovely dreams when you're honest
awake, when your eyes is wide open,
only they ain't ' lookin' at anything
else 'cept what you see in your dream.,
I thought I was the only one in the
world that had 'em, but a boy, he said
he did, too, sometimes. I'm kinder
sorry for this, 'cause I wanted 'em to
myself, but it ain't right to be too
Yesterday a man came, 'nd we all
had to lie about our ages. The super
intendent said it was only a matter of
form, but we'd. better do it, 'cause we
might lose our jobs if we didn't, 'nd
I said I was over fifteen, 'nd then the
man he was an inspector or some
thin' he put his hand on my head
'nd said I didn't look it, 'nd then the
superintendent he says, "No, it stunts
'em sometimes, but it's good work for
'em," says he, "to be 'lea din' useful
lives.' " 'Nd then the inspector went
away smokin' a big cigar. I seen
him go by the tree where the squirrel
lives, 'nd he stopped there onct 'nd
looked at somefhTnou'ten his pocket.
Pretty soon I'll be makin' $4 a week.
I'm gettin' $3 now, which for twelve
years old is a fine start. We work
from 7 until 6 at night, with an hour
at noon; but, oh, my, when I get a lit
tle bigger I'll belong to the union, 'nd
then I won't have to work so hard.
'Nd I'll have time to go on journeys
'nd attend big meetin's 'nd learn to
read 'nd write, 'nd maybe I'll be a
walkin' delegate, whatever that is.
We're three months behind in our
orders. 'Nd all on account of Pros
perity bein' around. Prosperity, I
guess, must be an invisibul giant like
the kind the feller told me of in the
noon hour onct that took the little
boy who came to work for him 'nd
ate. him up. Prosperity he comes
around In the mornin' 'nd wakes me
up 'nd makes me cook my own break
fus 'nd marches me off to the plant.
Prosperity makes the big wheels whir
hd piles up the orders 'nd makes the
foreman swear at us 'nd makes night
shifts 'nd gives me pains all over in
my bones 'nd sends me home like 1
was dead with sleep. I hate Prosper
ity, 'nd I wisht he never come around.
'Nd I wonder did God make him.
God is another giant, 'nd he lives in
the clouds, 'nd he's the biggest giant
of all. 'Nd the Salvation Army gal
she says be was a father to us all.
'Nd he never takes my money on Sat
urday night. But they say he is a
good giant 'nd is sorry for people that
work, 'nd he loves everybody just the
same. 'Nd they say he loves me just
as much as the multimillionaire, but if
he did he might hurt the giant Pros
perity that hurts me so 'nd that the
multimillionaire likes so much. Oh.
my. it would be fun to see a fight l.e
tween God 'nd Prosperity!
'Nd I hope that God would win.
'Cause from what I heard about him I
kind of like him. But I guess after all
he's only a dream, like Santa Claus
'nd the "picture books 'nd the picnic.
Still you never can really tell, 'cause I
thought the multimillionaire was a
dream till I seen him. 'Nd then I
knew he wasn't. 'Nd maybe God's
that way. Thomas L. Masson in "Life.
Trade Union Notes.
The legislature of New Jersey has
passed and Governor Wilson has sign
ed an employers' liability act.
Members of the International Print
ing Pressmen and Assistants' union
have commenced to advocate San
Francisco for the 1915 convention of
The union label section of Boston
Central Labor union has bejrun a
campaign to inform all labor men of
prison made goods and the places
where they are sold.
The union carpenters of Kansas City,
Mo., have been granted their demand
for a 5 cent an hour increase of wages
and a Saturday half holiday by all the
The Women's Trade Union League
of Greater New York has been incor
porated. The corporation now has
power to hold property and purposes to.
advocate or oppose legislation affect
ing women wage earners.
- Governor Hadley of Missouri has
approved the woman's nine hour bill,
a bill prohibiting the assignment oi
unearned wages and a measure mak
ing the child labor laws applicable to
all cities of 5,000 or over. '
The executive committee of the State
Federation of Labor voted to ask the
New York legislature to pass an in
surance act for the benefit of men Id
hazardous employments. It is pro
posed to have the state, employer and
Not the ones telling which
way the wind blows, but
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