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About The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 14, 1902)
Nov. 14, ifoa,
All Have Trouble. .
If Dame Fortune treats you badly as
you travel on the way,
Do not let that fact disturb you, but
be cheerful all the day.
Never lose your pluck and courage
and- whenever she may frown,
Just go on about your business and
she cannot put you down.
Toe, rofuse to treat with trouble, in a
world so bright and fair
tYon will And there ia no reason to bo
loaded down with. care.
rYou should tackle your misfortune and
should fight it out alone
Please remember all your comrades
have some troubles of their own.
Just go out and view the landscape
when you're feeling rather sad,
For a little of God's sunshine will be
sure to make you glad.
You can call awhile on nature ram
ble through a wonderland
That will charm you with its beautios,
though you do not understand,
Then your troubles will not linger and,
in fact, you will not know
How and when your troubles left you
how you lost your weight of woe.
Yet, if you are prone to nurse them
and to roam around and moan,
Please remember there are others who
have troubles of their own.
If you fight all care with laughter,
then it cannot cloud your sky,
And will quickly vanish elsewhere
will be sure to pass you by.
Go and study souls with trouble
those who have it night and day;
Is it not because they hunt It? That
' is why it comes their way.
That each soul must have some trouble
is a .truth that's oft confessed,
But we need not nurse it always joy
may often be our guest
'And we do not need to sing it, or go
shuffling round and groan.
For our friends- and other people have
some troubles of their own.
St Joseph Gazette.
The Human Side of Labor Unions
Two match-boxes lie on my desk,
given me by officers of the cigarmak
ers' international union. Tho sides
are of celluloid. One side reads,
"Smoke no cigars that do not boar
this label;" below is tho union label
in fac simile. The other sido reads.
"These cigars are not union made;"
below is a list of widely advertised
cigars. It is a form of boycott
"What is tho story?" I asked tho
"Tho story," ho said, "is that those
cigars are made by tho-trust They
are made by machines that roll them
out at the rate of perhaps a thousand
day. A cigarmaker can make by
Mr. Hoar Asks Too Much.
With the people clamoring for re
lief from tariff and trust extortion,
with industries demanding immediate
emancipation, Senator Hoar tells us
we must wait four years and meantime
elect republicans who will stand by
tho trust tariff. Mr. Hoar asks too
much of human nature. Boston Post
hand nerhaps 150."
"Would you stop the machines?" I
"No," he' thundered, "we can't check
mechanical progress we don't want
to. We want clgarmaKers to run the
machines at a living wage. When tho
typesetting machine came In, the typo
graphical union insisted that regular
printers should, run them at tho reg
ular wages. The machines moved
printing up a notch they didn't low
er wages. But cigar-making machines
are run by girls children! And on
starvation wages! That's what we
want to stop."
"Like child labor In cotton mills?"
"Just!" he snapped. "Admit that a
father among the unemployed, with
young daughters earning from six to
eight dollars a week on a cigar-mak-
ing machine, under a coarse and per
haps vicious foreman I could tell you
talesIs not so pretty an American
sight as a father earning eighteen dol
lars a week and keeping his children
at school. That Is what wo work for
to help our children to givo them a
better start, please God, than we had.
Let the machines come In, by all
means, but let us run them. Don't
flro us, to turn our Angers skilled at
cigar-rolling, and good for nothing
else, to idleness or to a new trade too
late and put our children in our
"Is that being done?" I queried.
"Do those cigars soil?" ho mocked.
"Do people buy the , and tho ,
and, tho ? Or didn't you como by
one of those brilliant stores whore
thoy sell a wholo pocketful of machine-made
cigars for a quarter and
givo you a ticket for a gold watch In
I ask him what ho meant
"Within the last three months," he
said, "thirty new cigar stores owned
by a singlo company havo started in
Now York. Their lights at night
make tho brllliantcst spot in many a
block from Park Row to Harlem. Thoy
sell cigars non-union trust-made ci
gars cheaper than any other stores in
town; good cigars for six cents, ton
cont cigars for five cents, Ave cent ci
gars seven for a quarter, cigarettes at
cut prices. They give premiums, too,
and are jammed with custom.
"TXTnll ' Tirt itrinf on "flirt ir'iinf srm
trols them not openly, but, you sco,
they sell the scab cigars for almost
nothing. How long do you think it
will take them to drive independent
stores from business? How long be
fore ono company will make all tho
cigars in the country by machines
run by children and girls; and how
long before ono company will sol.
them all? Can't you see a deadly
force squeezing smaller the margin of
comfort In the living of American la
bor?" . "Won't the consumer gain?" I asked.
"A little," he admitted, "a very, very
little. You know where tho gain will
come. And now tell mo if our strug
gle isn't ono where the public swings
against us for the bribe of an extra
cigar in overy purchase and a coupon
for a nickel-plated match-box? Tho
union fights a righteous battle for a
higher standard of American human
ityand it fights alone."
This human matter, this vital prob
lem of the elevation of our people as a
whole, labor and capital must discuss,
and not In typewritten letters ten
words long. M. G. Cunniff, In the
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color, and when that is discarded the
nutritious properties of the wheat are
eliminated. We are eating too much
wheat bread, anyhow.
"The government has tried hard to
popularize corn flour both at home and
abroad," continued tho retired phy
sician, "but has met with comparative
failure. This, I believe, Is "due in
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ground cornmeal is not worth having.
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