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About The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923 | View Entire Issue (March 17, 1905)
VOLTJMH 5, NUMBER 9
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Pity tho Poor
If you're really Kindly then you sure
Have pity on woes of the pauper beer
Cursed by the cattlemen raising the
For keeping the prices down fear
fully low; A
Cursed by the public that sheds bitter
Over "dressed" prices that heaven
"But," is young Garfield's appalling
"The packer philanthropists make 2
A 2 per cent profit please pass 'round
We've got to do something for poor
men like that.
Slaving away like the far-fabled Turk,
Bent on the care of the great pub
Asking no pay for their long hours of
Actually give away beef, pork and
Cease, then, abusing the kind packer
He's making a beggarly old 2 per cent.
He puts up his money in hugest of
And gives countless thousands a
chance to get jobs.
He thinks not of profits, but free from
He puts up his money and takes
For he would supply us with food that
With never a thought his own good
Benevolent packer on charity bent,
Who'd grudge him a margin of but
2 per cent?
that a Pennsylvania Dutchman, after
accumulating a tidy sum on his rock
bound Pennsylvania farm, decided to
move into town and engage in the mer
cantile business. He sold the farm,
moved into town and opened up his
little general merchandise store. He
asked his customers to pay him just
twice what he had paid for each arti
cle, and when remonstrated with, re
plied: "Veil, don'd I vas ontitled to mine
1 per cent?"
Of course the joke doesn't sound so
very funny all, by itself, but just wait
a minute and think a bit. Doesn't it
remind you of something?
That's right. You hit it. It reminds
you of the 2 per cent that Mr. Garfield
says the packers make in their business.
"But you male an immense profit
on your goods," we protested, being
compelled to buy of the dealer.
"Ah, but you are mistaken. I make
less than 2 per cent on the goods I
Still we protested, feeling quite sure
that the dealer was waxing rich by
reason of his monopoly and unbridled
"Well, look here," said the dealer,
"I have a million dollars invested In
this business, building and all. After
paying myself rent for my building,
paying 'my salary as manager of the
business, dfifhiP.Hm? thf r.nsr. nf Tnnin-
ItaininK my family, tmvine mv coach
man, chaffeur, gardner, butler, my
wife's maid, the cook, the servant girls,
defraying the expenses of the annual
visit I make to the seashore in order
to maintain my health and secure a
will have to get up early in the morn
ing and move out."
Moral: When the people quit dele
gating to "commissioners" the work
of busting the trusts, and go about tho
business on their own account, some
thing worth while will happen.
Tips or Divorco
Slie married a man to get a home
Ho married a woman to get a house
keeper. She married his pocketbook instead
of his manhood.
Pie married her because she was tlio
prettiest girl in town.
She dressed up when her sweetheart
came, but wore dowdy 'clothes when
her husband came home from work.
He took his sweetheart to the opera
but he wouldn't take his wife on a
social vi3it to a neighbor's nor anv-
She complained because her husband
wouldn't, or couldn't, buy furniture as
fine as that possessed by some of the
neighbors, and he complained becauso
she couldn't make bread and pie like
mother used to make.
"Incompatibility of temperament"
was the grounds mentioned in the petitions.
"Man wants but little here below,"
A poet once did say.
He get3 it, too, as you well know
Who toil along the way.
'Tis precious little as a rule
A man gets day by day.
But I'll not murmur or repine
A lot of earthly jdys are mine.
THE VALUE OF CHARCOAL
reserve of strength to last me during
the remainder of the year after de-
Nay, pass 'round the hat; a collection ducting all of these expenses, I find
is due, that last year I made only about $20,-
For packers go broke doing good unto 00 on the capital invested."
while we were as yet unconvinced,
still, not being skilled in figures, we
were forced to retire gracefully.
"And what brought you to your pres
ent unfortunate conditions?" queried
tho lady of the houso.
"It was jus' dis way, mum," replied
Walker Round. "I invested do patri
mony wot mo father lef mo in beef
trust stock, an since den I ain't got
no dividends, owin' t' do ferlanthropy
uv do boss packers glvin' away do
They sell below cost you have Jim's
word for that
He's looked tho thing up like a good
The packers need money, so pass
'round the hat
And let everybody chip in all they
Help the packers pay coal bills, and
help 'em pay rent;
Jim says the poor fellows make but 2
Here's a penny for Armour; 'twill help
the man some.
Another for Swift, who is looking
There's Hammond near broke, and
ieis iviorns quite blue;
S'ulzburger half crazed by tho wolf
at his door.
Dig deep, for the hat is now drawing
And yju should bo willing to help
out the poor.
They're bound for the poorhouse be
cause they're content
With a measely rake off of but 2 per
Allay Bronchial irritation
findi offectiveiy relievo
Ooughs and Sore ThroaU
Along about the year 1S74 or per
haps 1873, or 1872-an illustrated al
manac that has-been a family favorite
for more than-half a century con
tained a joke. ' y'
fm Wa.3 ? a very good 3ke, but
still it had its element of humor ami
t tickled the risibilities of thTgenera
tion then on earth. It was to the eS
Ar Old Ftxblo Retold
Once upon a time a meadowlark
built her nest in the hayfield of a far
mer. She soon brought into the world
a nest of fledglings, and for several
weeks she was kept busy hustling to
find grub for her hungry brood.
The fledglings grew ana thrived and
the mother bird began wondering when
she would have to move, for it was
well nigh the time when the thrifty
farmers cut their hay.
"Mother," cried a fledgling one even
ing, 'we heard the farmer tell his
son that it was time to cut the hay."
f What else did ho say, dear?"
"He told the boy to run over to the
neighbor's house and ask him when
he could come and help him "
"Then we will not move for a dav or
two," said the mother. y
The next day the fledgling had a
new story to tell. It cried-
"Mother, surely the farmer will cut
the hay tomorrow, for he sent the son
outto see if he could hire some extra
therteoSJi.be n dear'" sm
rhvf th mother l)Ird ca tome
the next evening the fledglings cried-
O, mother, we heard the farmer tell
his son that as they couldn't Vein
People Knew How Uieful it is
Preserving Health aad Beauty
Nearly everybody knows that char
coal is the safest and most efficient
disinfectant and purifier in nature, but
few realize its value when taken into
the human system for the same clean
Charcoal is a remedy that the moro
you tako of it the better; it is not a
drug ab all, but simply absorbs the
gases and impurities always present
in the stomach and intestines and car
ries them out of the system.
Charcoal sweetens the breath after
smoking, drinking, or after eating
onions and other odorous vegetables.
Charcoal effectually clears and im
proves the complexion, it whitens tho
teeth and further acts as a natural and
eminently safe cathartic.
It absorbs the injurious gases which
collect in the stomach and bowels; it
disinfects the mouth and throat from
the poison of catarrh.
All druggists sell charcoal in one
form or another, but probably the best
charcoal and the most for the money Js
in Stuart's Charcoal Lozenges; they
are composed of 'the finest powdered
Willow charcoal, and other harmless
antiseptics in tablet form or rather in
the form of large, pleasant tasting loz
enges, tho charcoal being mixed with
The daily utfo of these lozenges will
soon tell in a much Improved condi
tion of the general health, better com
plexion, sweeter breath, and purer
blood, and the beauty of it is, that vo
pocdblo harm, can result from their
ccLtinued use. but on the contrary,
A Buffalo physician in speaking of
tho benefits of charcoal, says: "I &d"
vise Stuart's Charcoal Lozenges to all
patients suffering from gas in stom
ach and bowels, and to clear the com
plexion and purify the breath, mouth
and throat; I also believe the liver
is greatly benefited by the daily use
of them; they cost but twenty-five
cents a box at drug stores and al
though in some sense a patent prepara
tion, yet I believe I get more ana
better charcoal in Stuart's Charcoal
Lozenges than in any of tho ordinary
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