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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (Nov. 4, 1904)
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It was a mean thing to do. certainly,
but the cat meant no harm. On the
contrary, nlie evidently .thought she
was doing a very graceful act.
. A well-known resident of. Baltimore
county left home the other .day for a
trip to the seashore. A short lime
pievlous to his departure he bought a
silk hat of excellent quality and daz
zling finish .but he deemed the
weafher tort hot to use such a head
piece on his trip, and consequently
left it at home. He put it carefully
away on the second shelf of a ward
robe and did riot give a thought to
any possible harm befalling it during
Upon his return from the sandy
beach and out of hearing of the "sad
sea waves" there arose within a day
au occasion demanding his presence,
together with the full dress regalia,
at a function of large moment in the
county. He dressed carefully and
when the job was done he smiled with
infinite satisfaction as he regarded
the impression his mirror gave him of
All that remained was to take his
silk Iiat and cane and go fortn. He
went to the wardrobe to get the hat
which he had never worn, except to
test its "becoraingness." As he opened
the door ot the wardrobe he was sur
A story which throws an interest
ing light ou at. least one South Afri
can war pension comes from a well
known British firm of gun makers,
says the London Daily Chronicle. The
other day an employe, who may be
called for the present purpose Sam
'Jenkins, and who had lost a leg at
the battle of Magersfontein, stumped
Into the manager's office and an
nounced that he wanted to leave.
Jenkins was known to the manager,
far he had been employed by the firm
before the war, and had even, on his
ire-engagement after the campaign,
1een supplied by them with a cork
Jeg in place .of, the limb he had lost
tunder very peculiar circumstances.
His account of the Injury that cost
him his leg is a remarkable one. The
wound was sustained after the disas
trous charge of the Highland brigade
in which Jenkins served to rush
(the Boer trenches at Magersfontein.
All the following morning, it will be
remembered, the survivors of the
Jinsuccossful night attack lay facing
the cncmy"s position, exposed to a
.- "Has eyestrain anything to do with,
the drinking habit?" asked a writer in
"the . New Orleans Times-Democrat.
'"Some of the men who claim to know
have declared that this increasing
habit is'-, due. In a great many in
stances, to eyestrain, and so they
reason the habit into the list of ail
ments to be treated by oculists. Come
to think of it, the theory is a plaus
ible one in many respects, though I
doubt whether any considerable per
centage of drunkenness is due to eye
strain. But you take men whose call
ilnpa require them to use their eyes a
Jsrat deal, men, for instance, who have
ito read and write nearly all the time,
'and you will, as a rule, find that a
large majority of them naturally take
to the habit of drinking.
"Literary men drink a great deal.
Newspaper men drink. Lawyers
driuk. Many doctors, particularly-,
khose who give more attention to the"
theoretical side of the science of med-
Icine than to the practical side, are in j
Some of Life's Riddles
Why . In It that the tonUerest feet must
trend the rouRhext ro;id?
Why In it that the weuUest luick must
' rarry the heaviest loud?
While thci feet that, are surext and firm
est have tho Fnuiotliext putli to go.
And ' the bck thut is (Uraltflitest nd
sUronKext bus never ; burden to
Wliy i It tlmt the brinrliowt eyes are the
: i;cs Foon dim with teui-H?
Why !s It that the ilshext hwirt must
ache anil m-he for year?
White t)tt eyes that are harricHt and cold-
rsl Hhed never a hitter tear,
ltd tle heart that 1 smallest and mean
l has never an achcj to tear.
Why Is It those who are saddest have
alwuvs the Kayest IuukIi?
Why Is It those who need not have al
ways the "lilKgt"t half "?
While those who have never a sorrow
have veldorn a sinllo to give..
Anil those who want Just a little must
strive nnd struggle, to live.
tWIiv t it that the noblest thoughts are
" the ones that are never expressed'
.Why is It that the grandest deed are the'
1 ne.es that are never confessed?
i The photographic model is a new
type of young woman who has sprung
into significance of late. She is the
r whose face you see in the street
car and along the board fences, smil
ing at you, above a box of Tinned
Wef or a plate of breakfast food or
new toilet cream. She is seldom
a. professional model, because her
ace must be youns and fresh, not
worn with the cares of wage-earning..
.Usually she is some girl just out of
boarding school or a matinee beauty
who just earns a little pin money on
the side by posing fr the camera.
And her ideas are often startling and
One of her walked into a downtown
studio the other morning with an im
portant and self-conscious air and an
nounced herself ready to pose for ta
biscuit, tomato catsup, Lowler's bon
bons, or any old thing.
prised to see the family cat come
bouncing into the room, making the
most cordial "meows" he bad ever
heard. She rubbed against his legs
and seemed very anxious about some
thing. He was fond of the cat and
stooped and stroked her back very
gently. But her agitation increased
when he raised his hand to the shelf
where the hat was. He found the hat
unusually heavy. In fact, it was so
heavy it seemed that it would l im
possible to lift it by the brim. He
curiously looked inside and well, he
is a humane man. but he kicked the
cat out of the room, called the serv
ant and said things of which he has
since repented. Th3 trouble was the
cat had taken advantage of his ab
sence and had placed a brand new
family of kittens in his hat. At that
very moment five of the prettiest lit
tie feline infants in the world were
sleeping serenely where their fond
mother had put them.
' Tho friends of this gentleman have
heard the story and he is having a
hard time finding an antidote for their
"digs." There is no doubt the cat
thought she was paying her master a
big compliment, and it would be in
teresting to know what she now thinks
her master's lack of gratitude and
his disposition in general. Baltimore
heavy short-range fire. If they lifted
a hand it drew a hail of bullets, while
the bare insides of their knees were
so . flayed by the burning sun that
hundreds were completely lamed for
a considerable time. "To add to our
enjoyment,' ' says Jenkins, "there
were our own guns in the rear a
11 ring over us and sometimes firing
short. One of their shells burst wltb
a bang near me, and killed the man ly
ing next to me. At the same time I
felt what seemed like a sharp twinge
on the foot. Very cautiously I slid
my hand down, and found my leg had
been nearly shot off. No, it was
queer, but it didn't hurt much then
not till I moved. A tew minutes biter
I noticed something glittering in front
of me. I slowly grooved out a bit
of trench in the hot sand and pulled
myself to it without knocking against
a Boer bullet. The glittering thing
was the base of a shell. I turned it
over and saw on it a private mark,
such as workmen, at our firm, put on
the work they do. An' it was my own
the habit of taking a stimulant now
and then. Do you suppose in these
cases eyestrain has anything to do
with the drinking habit? I am in
clined to think so. Of course it would
not be reasonable to assume that in
al! cases of drinking among men of
this class the habit is due to eye
strain, because in some instances we
will find other special causes, maybe
an inherited taste, environment and
other influences that might be men
tioned. "If we take the most favorable view
of the theory, allowing all that is
claimed for it by those who advance
and advocate it, we will yet find that
other causes and excuses must be
found for the vast majority of cases
of drunkenness. Still these theories
arc all interesting, and we do not. lose
anything by considering them. We
must not permit them, however, to
lead us to- wrong conclusions, nor
must we accept as altogether true
that drinking is a necessary thing
when we overstrain our eyes." ,
"While the thoughts that are like all oth
ers are the ones we always tell.
And the deeds that are worth little'
praise are the ones '"that are .pub
Why is it that the sweetest smile has
for its sister a sigh?
Why Is it that the strongest love is the
love we always pass by?
While the smile that is cold and indif
ferent Is the smile for which we
And the love we kneel to and worship is
only common clay.
Why is it the friends we trust are the
ones that always betray?
Why is it the lips we wish to kiss are the
lips so far away?
While close by our side, if we knew It,
is a friend who loyal would be.
And the lips we might have kissed are
the lips we never see.
Why. is it the things we can have are the
x 'things we always refuse?
Why is It none of us lead the lives if we
could we'd choose?
The things that we all can have are the
things we always hate.
And life seems never complete, no mat
ter how long we wait.
"But haVe you ever posed before?"
inquired the artist, taking down her
name and address.
"Oh, yes that is, a little," readily
responded the model.
"In the nude?" inquired the pho
tographer, continuing to write in bis
"No," replied the sweet young thing;
"only in New York."
The photographer looked up, fancy
ing he had been misunderstood. "Yes,
but have you ever posed in the nude?"
"I said," replied the sweet yooac
thing haughtily, "that I have never
posed anywhere but in New York,"
and she flaunted out of the studio. .
"Fancy heads," wrote down the pho
tographer without Inquiring furtker.
New York Press.
Lincoln 1,'nion Laundry Co., 1234 O
Kor Union Made Shoes go to Rogers
Have your work done by the Lin
coln Union Laundry company.
Lincoln Typographical Union No. 209
meets L'unday afternoon at 2:30.
Street and Pattern Hats, from 1
up. Sadie Puckett, 124 South 12th.
1. ml its' own material made over on
new shapes. Reasonable prices. Sadie
Puckett, 124 South 12th.
We have a large stock of Union
Made Shoes and we want your trade,
riogers & Perkins Co.
"Fun and Filosophy" at the C. L. U.
entertainment next Thursday evening.
Costs only a quarter.
When you have' any news tnai will
interest union men and women, call
autophone 2277 and tell it.
Remember the Central Labor Union
entertainment at A. O. U. W. hall
Thursday evening, November 10.
A vote for John K. Miller is a vote
for a man who stands for all that
union labor is struggling to secure.
Bert Pentzer took a flying visit up
into the sandhill country this week to
look after his agricultural interests.
Have you noted the Lincoln ..Star's
"Presidential Dot Contest?" If not.
get next to it. There's money in it for
Hoar "Bis" at the C. L. U. enter
tainment Thursday evening, November
10. Costs a quarter and you can dance
till you are tired.
Fresh Eureka (Ark.) Hard Coal for
base burners, $9. Lasts as long as
Pennsylvania hard coal and is just as
hot. Ed F. Reddish.
For sale Good residence property in
desirable part of the city. Good terms
if sold soon. Address T. W. Dunn. 1012
You may have your laundry work
done by union laundry workers if you
leave your bundles with the' Lincoln
Union Laundry .company, No. . 1234 O
"A Youns Girl's Essay on 'Spring.' "
Hear it at the C.1 L. U. entertain
ment next Thursday evening. For par
ticulars see program elsewhere in this
Issue. ' .
The Woman's Label League meets
Monday evening at C. L. U. hall. A
largfl attendance is requested, as busi
ness vital to the success ot the League
will be transacted.
Leadeu's Labor Directory is in tha
hands of the printers and will be ready
for delivery this month. It will con
tain the names of upwards of 1.200
Lincoln union men.
The pressmen autl stereotyperrs a.
the Western Newspaper ' Union are
training with the gloves, and chal
lenges to the professionals may be ex
pected in a short time. ' . k'
Indirect word from Sam Hoon con
veys the news that he st not as well
as he was a short time ago, but be
lieves that he will get. along better
now, his family being, with him.
Mis. H. W. Smith is suffering from
a severe attack of rheumatism, a mal
ady that has attacked her oftentimes
before. Mr. and Mrs. Smith now oc
cupy Flat No. 1 in the Weber block.
H. A. Mickel, who has been en
gaged in the printing business at - El
Paso,- Texas, for, a long t:me, has re
turned to Lincoln with his family and
is now employed at the Woodruff -Collins
Watch Sands, the cartoonist as ho
makes tunny pictures. At the C. L.
U. entertainment. Thursday evening,
November 10. At A. O. U. W. hall.
Admission 25 cents, which includes the
?rand ball. .
The Carpenters and Joiners have
long held the palm for numerical
strength among the labor -unions of
Lincoln. The Teamsters are running
them a close second, and threaten to
The Armstrong Clothing company
has an interesting advertisement in
this issue. It will pay you to read it.
Do not overlook the display adver
tisement the Fitzgerald Dry Goods
company inNjthis isstle.
Mrs. Roy W. Rhone's Mandolin club
will appear on the C. L. U. entertain
ment program next Thursday evening.
The club consists of Mrs. Roy,, v.
Rhone and Paul Colwell, guitars; Ar
chie Turr, first mandolin; Arthur
Furr, second mandolin; Dexter Barr,
The St. Louis exposition closes this
month. If you have not been there
and can go, do so by all means. Writi
Harry E. Moores, general agent of
the Wabash passenger department,
Omaha, l'or rates. The Wabash lands
you at the exposition gates, and tha
service Is unsurpassed.
The Wageworker is in receipt of a
beautiful folder containing compli
ments bestowed upon the Union Pacific
passenger department because of its
splendid pictorial folders descriptive of
the St. Louis exposition. The folders
are the product of the brain of Alfred
lar!ow, the ingenious and enterpris
ing manager of the Union Pacific's ad
vertising department, than whom there
is no better railroad advertising man
in the country-
An interesting meeting of the college
settlement, Twentieth and N streets, is
announced for next Friday evening.
The labor problem will be discussed by
Professor Parker of the state univer
sity. Will M. Maupin, Jesse Mickel,
Charles Bowen, T. C. Kelsey and
others. Everybody, union and non
union, is invited to attend.
OEINQ A GOOD FELLOW.
Costs Too Much for the Real Pleasure
There Is in It.
The reputation of being a "good
fellow" in the worldly acceptation of
the term is one of the most costly
tnat can be attained, for not only does
it require the expenditure of one's
money, but the selfTsacriflce of one's
heart interest as well. When its cost
is figured out there are few sensible
men who would care to undertake the
earning of it. . It means:
The sacrifice of home interests.
The neglect of wife and children.
The wrecking of one's health.
The keeping of late hours.
The wasting of one's time.
The loss of the happy home circle.
The association with those beneath
you on. the, social, scale.
The doing of that which yon know
is not right.
The ultimate abandonment of your
self when the funds have tied.
The loss of those who have claimed
to be your friend when you have be
come a "has been."
The discovery that you are friend
less when you need friends most.
The contracting of evil habits.
The loss of your happiness, vour
money and your soul.
Is it worth the sacrifice? Ask your
self. Trades and Labor Gazette.
A NOVEL MEETING.
All Parties Invited to Have Champions
Present to Take Part.
A novel meeting has been arranged
for , Central . Labor Union ball . next
Siinday evening, beginning at 7:30.
All political parties are invited to send
some representative able to give good
reasons for the political faith they
may have, and also able to give some
reason why the laboring men should
support their respective parties. The
invitation is open to republicans, dem
ocrats, populists, prohibitionists and
socialists. After the remarks the
speakers may be called upon to an
swer some perintent questions. Fol
lowing this part of the exercises will
come a general discussion. . Everybody
is invited to attend and participate in
the discussions. The admission is ab
In Which an Apopogy Is Tendered to the
Bookbinders of Lincoln.
From .time to time The Wageworkfe
has published a list of the unions that
have subscribed as bodies to this news
paper. By an annoying oversight the
Bookbinders have been omitted. This
is an injustice to a body of staunch
union men, and The Wageworker here
by tenders its humble apologies. Book
binders Local No. 120 has subscribed
as a body, and the subscription is paid
six months in advance. It was one of
the first locals to come into the fold,
which makes the oversight all the more
annoying to the publisher.
IN A NUTSHELL.
O " The union is the only instrument O
O that the laborer has for enforcing1 O
O a division of the fund given to the Q
O employer In trust and now the em- O
O ployers have organized to destroy O
O the union. William J. Bryan. O
Discuss Timely Topics at Central Labor
An interesting meeting under the
auspices of the local socialist organi
zation was held at C. L. U. hall last
Sunday evening. J. C. L. Wisely
was the principal speaker of the even
ing and explained in a clear and con
cise manner the aims and objects of
the party. A.-L. A. Sheiernicyer, so
cialist candidate for congress in the
First district, also spoke briefly. J.
R. Burley sang a solo and met with
hearty applause. There was a goodly
audience present and several question
were asked the speakers. They were all
answered to the satisfaction of the
Knrtlictuake Shocks at Dodge City.
Specials to the Kansas City Star re
port that three distinct earthquake
shocks were felt at Meade and Dodge
City, in southwestern Kansas. , Per
sons were awakened and windows and
dishes rattled. No damage was done.
The earthquake shocks reported
from southwestern Kansas were re
corded on the seismograph in the
weather bureau exhibit at the world's
fair, Philippine reservation. The
shocks as recorded there are very
slight, but the record is perfectly distinct.
(In the solid, grimy hand of the toiler,
is the hand of a little child. John
His face bears the scars of Life's bat
tle TKey were made by Privation and
Yet shines through his eyes the braw
That fears not to do and to dare.
Would you trace the deep tide of his
I can show you the sourne undefiled;
In the soiled, grimy hand, of the toiler
Is the little white hand of a child!
No rings on the thin little fingers
On the wrist shines no glittering
Yet dearer than diamonds and rubies.
The touch of the little white hand.
He thinks, as more fondly and closely
The delicate fingers are pressed,
Of tirty white hands that lie folded
And still,, on a little cold breast. '
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When he heard the stones fall on her
He knew-ab, the sting of that
That his baby had died for the'lack ot
The wealth that his own haffds had
There are millions of thin little fingers
In this fruitful, this bountiful land
That are robbed of their plumpness
. and, dimples,
The birthright of each little hand.
Then Comrades! Be vigilant ever!
With the weapons you have at com
Stand fast! Never falter nor waver.
For the sake of The Little 'Whit J
When the fateful day comes in Novem
ber, ' . '
And alone with your ballot you
stand, . : . ,-
Remember i the Socialist Ticket
And Vote for the Little White Hand!
' Kittle. Spargur, Hulse.
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