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About The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923 | View Entire Issue (March 11, 1910)
MARCH 11, 1910
His Sympathetic Soul
The prominent citizen who em
ployed a large number of women in
his box factory was very indignant.
"The idea of the legislature hav
ing the effrontery to interfere with
the right of women to earn a liveli
hood!" he ejaculated.
Naturally we were eager to be en
lightened, hence we asked for in
formation. "Why, the legislature has just
passed a law making it illegal for
women to work more than ten hours
a day in any factory."
"But isn't that a wise and humane
law?" wo asked.
"Indeed it is not!" shrieked the
prominent citizen. "Why, I have
hundreds of women in my employ
who will be unable to earn enough
to live on if they are not allowed to
work fourteen and sixteen hours a
We admit being a littlo slow with
our thinking apparatus, hence the
prominent citizen was well along on
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his way to seo a Judge about an
injunction beforo wo thought to ask
him why his wage scalo wasn't high
enough so that a woman could earn
enough in ten hours to enable her to
live comfortably and honestly.
Which Reminds Us
Mr. John Kirby, president of tho
National Manufacturers' Association,
and a violent opponent of trades
unionism, says that the high cost of
living is due to tho fact that the
labor unions have insisted on higher
wages. That reminds us. of the story
of the old colored man who sought a
divorce from his wife.
"What grounds have you for di
vorce?" asked the judge.
"Jedge, day woman is alius a pes
terin' me tub death f'r money. One
day sho'll done ask mo f'r a dollah,
an' de nex' day sho'll ask mo f'r
fifty cents, an' do nex' day sho'll
ask mo f'r anotha' dollah. It's jes'
money, money, money, all do time,
"What does she do with all that
money?" asked the judge.
"O, I dunno, jedge. I ain't nevah
gib her none yit!"
Mr. Kirby will please take note
that the moral of this little story is
tho application of it.
Wo haven't yet seen tho story in
print, but it is a good one. The
author is unknown, but whoever he,
or she, may be, credit is cheerfully
When little Johnnie came home
from school one afternoon he found
a caller with his mamma. Johnnie
sat down and the caller, as usual,
"Do you go to school, Johnnie?"
"Uh-huh yes, ma'm."
"What are you studying?"
Readin', wrltin', an' 'rithmetic."
O, you aro studying arithmetic,
"Uh-huh yes, ma'm."
"And how far along are you in
"But just how far are you?"
"O, over t' th' guzintus."
"T th' guzintus."
"What on earth do you mean by
"O, two guzintu four, two guzintu
six, two guzintu eight you know
After hearing the woman's peti
tion for a divorce the just judge
"The decree is granted, with ali
mony. The defendant is required to
pay to the plaintiff the equivalent of
two eggs, a pound of butter and
three pounds of pork every Saturday
The plaintiff's subsequent applica
tion for bankruptcy was denied.
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And had some votes to spare.
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