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About The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 11, 1908)
SEPTEMBER 11, 1908
Somo Entertaining Sights
Last week was state fair week in
the city where the architect of this
department lives, and the architect
spent several profitable hours study
ing the crowds on the streets.
A bunch of city boys, togged out
in Up-to-date style, trousers turned
up at the bottom, dinkey little hats
with brims turned down in front,
yellow shoes with huge brass
buckles, vivid and flowing neckties
. O, they were real "classy" "boys,
nil rteht. And they stood on & cor
ner and passed remarks about the
people who went by. when a
bronzed young fellow, surely from
the country, went by with his shoes
dusty, his clothing a little out of
date his hat far from a model of
fashion and his hands and feet
troubling him, the "classy" boys,
laughed and had a lot of fun among
themselves about the "country jake.
But it so happened that the archi
tect not only knew all the "classy
boys, but he knew the "country
jake." One of the "classy boys'
earns $4 a week in a local store.
Another one never earned an hon
est penny in his. life, but lives at
home with his father, who is book
keeper in .a manufacturing plant.
Another lives with' his widowed
mother, who has not yet spent all the
life insurance money left her by her
husband. And another earns a dol
lar now and then as usher In a mov
ing picture show, living with his
father, who is a skilled craftsman.
Between the lour of them they poa-
sibly could have raised $1?37.
"Thank you," said the bewildered
A moment later another visitor
asked the same question 0f another
"Certainly; three blocks east,
three blocks south.. You can't miss
Will somebody please tell the
architect of this department where
to find a fair where he can buy a
genuine popcorn ball the kind of
popcorn balls they used to sell
glued together with a genuine sugar
syrup, and plenty of it, instead of
miserable glucose and not enough of
that to stick the grains together?
No, it isn't our "taster" that has
gone wrong. It Is a perversidn of
the commercial Instinct a perver
sion that causes men to put up a
miserablo imitation of the real thing
for the purpose of deceiving the un
wary and making an unearned profit.
What we want Is a genuine ball of
popcorn, real sugar, made like a ball
instead of smashed into a flat cake
and wrapped In tissue paper that
sticks to it.
No matter how fine the fair at
tractions may be, there are two
things that will draw people away
from them a lost child and the pa
O, yes; another thing the fire
department making a rum
Dr. Osier made one mistake in his
attempt to set a date when a man
was -useless. When a man reaches
the age that he does not feel an im-
a bunch of money to provido against
When tho striko against intoler
able conditions came as wo know
it would our officials mado ready
to pay strike benefits.
Then tho employers went before
the judge and secured a restraining
"But did you not say wo could ac
cumulate a strike fund?" wo asked
"I did," replied tho judge. "But
nowhere in tho records of this court
will you find that I said you could
pay out tho money after you accum
ulated it. This injunction is now In
Fortunately for us we have thus
far been able to conceal our contempt.
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A Scheme That Failed
Having read in tho daily newspa
pers of largo orders given to man
ufacturing firms, contingent on the
election of Mr. Taft, we concluded
to make a bluff.
Calling upon tho tailor wo select
ed a fine piece of goods, and with
out deigning to inquire as to the
price we let the tailor take our
This finished wo started out of the
shop, but the tailor said:
"We require a deposit with all
Turning haughtily to the knight
of the needle and goose we exclaimed
in thunder tones:
"If Mr. Taft is elected I will come
in and pay for the suit the morning
after election. If he is defeated I
shall not need it."
Our family doctor says that with
careful nursing he will be able to
rnrliir.A our bond Riifll nlnnflv tn lot
Olir hnt. RfftV on. Thn tnllnr'5 trrm I
landed before wo cquld dodge.
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tho Natl. Cor. Institute, Washington, I. C.
20 American Girl Post Cards, and mem
bership to our pent card exchange; alfio
3 moo. subscription to our paper, all
for 10 CtH. UP-TO-DATB FARMING,
Dept. A, Iridlanapolls, Ind.
pulse, to.,chase after, the fire denart-
But tho "country jake" has 120 ment as it rushes down street, it is
acres of corn that will go fifty bush
els to the acre, and he will thresh
not less than' a thousand bushels of
wheat as soon as the threshermen
can get to him, and he owns sev
eral head of horses, some hogs and
several head of cattle. He is only
a renter now, but he has put upwards
of $1,500 in the bank in his home
town during the last threq years, and
next year he will own a fine little
farm of eighty acres all earned by
his own labor. He came down to see
the stock and machinery exhibits at
the fair, and he not only had a nice
little sum of money in his pocket,
but his credit was good lor enougu
of anything ho saw and wanted at
tho fair grounds. He may not know
how to wear fine clothes, and he
may not be- able to whistle all the
latest popular airs and talk know
ingly about the "girls" in the
chorus, but ho knows how to work
for himself, and he knows one girl
who is the only girl for him.
The four "classy" boys were hav
ing lots of fun, no doubt, but when
that "country jake" is middle aged
ho will have enough to retire and
live at ease, while the four "classy"
boys will be cursing their luck and
loudly declaiming that "a good man
has no chance in this country.!'
time for him to shuffle off.
"If Mr. Taft is elected .this factory
will start full time and keep going,"
announced the president of the com
pany. "Well, if we don't like the work
some judge will come along and en
join us from seeking work else
where," said one of the employes
who had gone through an 'experience
"Is your new book
novel?'" we asked:1
"It is," -replied the author. "The
problem is to find the plot."
Pass It Around
"I've had my dream, and so I live
content," sings Grantland Riro in
tho Nashville. TenneBseean.
All right, Rice; now como across
with the name of the brand.
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Texas School Lands
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Tezaa has passed now School Land Laws. MIIMom of
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Ever notice how "mixed up" the
directions are that some people give,
and how brief and clear tho direc
tions are that others give?
"Will you please tell me how I can
find the state house?" asked a state
fair visitor of a Lincoln man.
"See that store down street, the
one with the big sign on top?"
"Well, go a block the other side
of the store, then turn to your left
and go two blocks. Then turn to
J our left again and go a half block
and you'll see the dome. Then the
rst will be easy."
Judge William. Taft of O-hl-o
Thought he was very1 wise
Until the "allies" grabbed him up
And scratched out both his eyes.
And when he saw his eyes were out,
With all his might and main
He jumped into Joe Cannon's arms,
Who scratched them in again.
And when his eyes were well once
He saw a great new light;
Ho saw wage earners up in arms
And ready for a fight.
And then arose "Injunction Bill'
- And back-tracked right away.
He said we ought to modify
The strong Injunction sway.
But it's no use the toilers see
The plain, unvarnished facts
It was "Injunction Bill' hit them
Where th' chicken got the ax.
"Of course you have a right to
accumulate a strike fund," said, the
Actinrr unoir the information our
I union officials proceeded to lay up
Up to Date
"Why don't Wearyman go to work
instead of loafing around looking up
at the sky."
"Ho isn't loafing; ho is just wait
ing around for his airship to come
Prayer is a petition, not an order.
Patience does not mean sitting
around waiting for something to
The ministers who aro returning
from their vacations find Satan still
on the job.
Men who are really busy seldom
have time to talk about how much
work, they have to do.
.. Fortunately for us married men,
our wives seldom try to live accord
ing to the household magazines.
If we waited for real trouble to
come before we worried, most of us
could be smiling the biggest part of
X.ast Monday a lot of worklngmen-
marched shoulder to shoulder who
will be clutching at each other's po
litical throats in less than two
This "affinity" dodgo does not fool
people who possess an average idea
of what constitutes morality.
It is usually tho "high flyer" who
drops the hardest.
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