The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-????, November 24, 1905, Image 3

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J Thanksgiving Day Is Essentially American The I
3 First Prayer in Congress
With the exception of Christmas
and New Year's celebrations, our
United States holidays commemorate
some historical event, the "birth of a
few of our great American leaders, or
in more recent years they are set
aside for some public service in def
erence to the wishes of some exten
sive organization, as Arbor day, Labor
day, etc. We have no national hoir
tiny, not even the Fourth of July.
Congress has at various times ap
pointed special holidays, but there is
no general law upon the subject.
Thanksgiving, the first essentially
American feast day, is a holiday In
all the States, though in some it is
not a statutory holiday. The first
general Thanksgiving of which we
have any record was that kept by the
Pilgrim settlers of Massachusetts Bay
colony, in the year 1C21. The long,
severe New England winters, with
snows from five to seven months, the
short, hot summers, the sterile, sandy
soil which even to-day Is productive
In places only through high cultiva
tion left these brave forefathers of
ours In almost starving condition. So
low had become their supplies foe
subsistence that at last a day of fast
ing and prayer was appointed, when
all were to unite in supplication for
divine succor. Happily abundant
food and other necessities arrived be
fore the appointed fast day, so their
fasting was changed to feasting, and
prayer and supplication to praise and
thanksgiving. This Thanksgiving
service was often repeated through
the remaining years of that century.
Congress recommended days of
thanksgiving annually during the
Revolutionary War, and In 1784 for
flie return of peace.
The following Is a copy of the first
prayer in Congress:
"O Ixard, our Heavenly Father, high
and mighty King ot Kings and Lord
of Lords, who dost from Thy throne
behold all the dwellers on earth, and
relpnest with power supreme and un
controlled over all the kingdoms, em
pires and governments, look down in
mercy, we beseech Thee, on these
American States, who have fled to
Thee from the rod of the oppressor
and thrown themselves on Thy gra
cious protection, desiring to be hence
forth dependent only on Thee; to
Thee they have appealed for right
eousness of their cause; to Thee do
they now look up for that countenance
and support which Thou alone cansl
give: take them, therefore. Heavenly
rather, under Thy nurturing care;
give them wisdom in council and
valor In the field; defeat the malicious
designs of our cruel adversaries; con
vince them of the unrighteousness of
their cause; and If they still persist
In their sanguinary purposes, oh let
the voice of Thine own unerring Jus
tice, sounding In their hearts, con
strain them to drop the weapon? of
war from their unnerved hands in
the day of battle. Be Thou present,
O God of Wisdom, and direct tha
councils of this honorable assembly;
enable them to settle things on the
best and surest foundation, that the
scene of blood may be speedily closed,
that order, harmony and peace may
be effectually restored, and truth and
justice, religion and piety, prevail and
flourish amongst Thy people. Pre
serve the health of their bodies and
the vigor of their minds; shower down
on them and the milions they here
represent such temporal blessings as
Thou seost expedient for them in this
world, and crown them with everlast
ing glory in the world to come. All
this we ask in the name and through
the merits of Jesus Christ, thy son,
our Savior, Amen." Los Angeles
Typical Thanksgiving Feasts in Wide
ly Separated Sections.
A typical Thanksgiving dinner in
Dixie fifty years ago included the fol
lowing: ("Jumbo Soup.
Celery. Pickled Sweet Peppers.
Tteaten Biscuit.
Ronst Pin. Wild-Plum Jelly.
Candied Yams. Hoiled White Onions.
Roust Turkey. Sweet-Potato Stuffing.
Cranberry Sauee.
Southern Mashed Turnips.
Virginia Batter-Bread.
Creamed Potatoes. Baked Cashaw.
Sweet-Potato Pie. Mince Pie.
Georgia Plum-Pudding. Hard Sauce.
Pecan Caramel Cake.
Fruit. Nuts. liaisins.
Below is given the menu of an
equally typical New England dinner:
Clam Bouillon. Graham Wafers.
Colonial Raised Biscuit.
Rye and Indian Bread,
Dill Pickles. Beet Salad.
Venison Pasty. Apple and Pork Roast.
Mashed Potatoes. Baked Squash.
Creamed Cabbage. Mashed Turnips.
Roast Turkey. Bread Dressing.
Cranberry Cups.
Browned Sweet Potatoes
New England Plum-Pudding.
Vanilla Sauce.
Mince Pie. Pumpkin Pie.
Strawberry Tart. Cream Cheese.
Black Fruit-Cake.
Cream Cake. Doughnuts.
Coffee. Punch. Lemonade.
Fruits and Nuts.
Woinan'3 Home Companion.
Exiles in Celebration.
In the Philippines, in Alaska, in Por
to Rico, Panama and elsewhere many
Americans will celebrate their
Thanksgiving in a manner that will
duplicate the old Thanksgiving days
of the early settlers In New England.
Like the old Puritans, who attended
divine service with guns in their
grasp, ready for Indian attacks, Amer
icans in the Philippines will celebrate
with rifles in their hands. But there
will be no snow In the air; no nipping
wind to give them a keen appetite for
roast turkey and strong ale; and, in
stead of a rc:k-bound coast with
frosty east wind, they will have soft,
sleepy shores, laved with blue seas of
everlasting summer.
A Song of Thanksgiving
Thanktglving! Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving!
In the youth of the nation
When the harvest hai yielded its store
There was feast and oblation.
Or when danger had lifted its hand,
From the lips of the living
There rang through the length of the land
Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving.'
Our home was a wilderness then
With the floods toenfold it;
To-day, with its millions of men,
We rejoice to behold it.
From the sea to the surge of the sea
We have all for a treasure;
We are blest in the promised To-be
In a manifold measure.
For the fruit of the time of our toil;
For whate'er we have fought for;
Whether born of the brain or the sail
Be the need we have sought for;
For the gifts we have had from His hand
Who is Lord of all living,
Let there ring through the length of the land
Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving!
Clinton Scollard.
Patronizing Home Industries
rsuy Lineomiviaae uooas
T'f.s rttfAck jC Cichck1 On Gives all preference to the home manufacturer
R IIC MXUU& Gt UUKSiltSl KU. prices and quality of course being equal
Expert advice for Butch
ers on the cooler proposi
tion. We make coolers
from $5.00 to $1,000. If
you live out- of the city,
write or 'phone and we
will send the Cooler Man
to see vou.
Ever realize what a large share of goods are purchased by this firm at home ever stop to think
what a large factory we have in Lincoln making the finest Upholstered Furniture and that the
Rudge & Guenzel company control the entire distribution for this city? Then there's the Mat
tress and Pillow factory, the Triumph Bed Spring Works the mills turning out Tables, etc.,
all these use this firm as Lincoln distributors. We only wish there were more factories here
making the lines of goods we carry.
W e have a Drapery ex
pert who will gladly give
you ideas in the planning
of your new Draperies
Just 'phone (.'? and we'll
send the irian. Estimates
Used to be that we purchased the thousands of Window Shades we sell every month from eastern markets. Now we have our own factory employing
many Lincoln men. Our Rug Factory employs more beads of families while the Tin and Furnace shop is a busy hum of workers all the time. Almost
200 people are employed by these stores, busily filling the wants of our many patrons. Quite an army for a town the size of Lincoln, and hundreds
of Lincoln people are unaware of these facts.
Make it a point to purchase your needs in all lines from merchants who offer Lincoln products, and the 100,000 club
iq assured in a few years' time.
Some of the Lincoln Factory Products Handled by Us at aii Times Follow
Bed Couches
Leather Couches
Plush and Velour Couches
Box Springs
Upholstered Chairs .
Parlor Chairs
Mission Davenports
Bed Davenports
Leather Davenports
Mahogany Divans
Leather Eary Chairs
Morris Chairs
Turkish Leather Chairs
Mission Pieces
Loose Cushion Work
Feather Pillows.
Mattresses Made to Order.
Felt Mattresses
Hair Mattresjss
Moss Mattresses
Upholstered Furniture made
to order.
Springs for Iron or Wood
Triumph Bed Springs
Spring Cots
Hotel Tables
Saddlery Hardware
Empire Iron Enamel
Millinery Goods
Window Shades
Curtain Rods
Men's Work Shirts
Men's Dress Shirts
of all
A Spring with quality and service be
hind it made right here in your own
city and offered at a very low price be
cause we have no freights to pay and
that means much in the Furniture line
means a saving to you because the
consumer usually has to pay the
freight. The best spring for ihe price
that we know of and one we sell hun
"dreds of; each $2.50
The Stores
of Quality
3 Samples of Fine Upholstery Work,
made by the Lincoln Upholstering Co.
an industry of the magnitude of which
many people in Lincoln are unaware; '
We show hundreds of pieces put out by
this- clever factory, for which we are
sole distributors. Fine Da;nports
Sofas, Couches, Divans, Morris Chairs.
Parlor Chairs, Leather Chairs, etc. as
magnificent a showing of rich, uphol
stered furniture as anywhere in the
west. ; - .
Miss Barnum's Wise Words to the
Working Girls.
Miss Gertrude Barnum of the
Woman's Union Label League wants
all working girls. to join trades unions.
After a long tour through the South
in the interests of the girls, she said:
"A girl is never sure what will
strike her trade, and she is a fool if
she .waits till it strikes before she
forms her union. Moreover, some new
machines will be Invented and thou
sands of girls will be put out of work
at once and will have to go into some
other trade.
"If the girls do not keep up wages in
all the trades they cannot be sure of
living wages week after next.
"If girls take low wages men will
have to do the same, and there will be
no young men earning enough money
to marry the girls and bring up fami
lies. Girls must think of all these
If Unionists Won't Demand the Label,
Just Make 'Em.
This is the way they are handling
the label question in St. Paul accord
ing to the Union Advocate: "Upon
receipt of information that a given
union man has been either buying
non-union goods or patronizing non
union houses to the exclusion of the
union establishments, he will be no
tified by the secretary and asked to
explain his conduct. After a second
offense the offender's union will be
notified and such action as the union
thinks proper will be asked for. In
time such an offense must inevitably
be followed by expulsion if the great
movement of the union label is to
it looks as though Mr. Parry has be
come drunk as a fiddler upon the im
mense power that he Imagines he
wields. This cheap imitator of the
Russian czar is also preparing for
a mighty fall, and from appearance of
things the printers will give the king
of the open shop brigade all that is
coming to him. Cleveland Citizen.
The Rev. Dr. S. M. Small, in an
article in the Christian Advocate,
says it is a sin to exclude the Chin
ese from this country, who, if given
an opportunity, "would slowly come
to a better life in a pure air and a free
condition; and they would give in
return for these benefits of a moral
and spiritual character the best ser
vice at the lowest wages." Dr. Ver
non talks like an enthusiast whose
brain has been fired by over-indulgence
in Gripe Nuts and Ghostum
Coffee. He should be elected chap-lain-at-large
of Parry's low-wages ag
gregation. Their digestive organs
seem pretty well suited to stand 'a
hash of low wages and snide religion.
Washington Trades Unionist.
He Issues an Edict to the Daily
Newspaper Managers.
Parry's- National Association of
Manufacturers has issued a circular
letter to the daily newspapers con
taining a veiled threat that if they
publish anything favorable to the
striking printers they will he boycotted
through their advertisers. In assum
ing that he can not only dictate the
policies of the newspapers, but also
control the advertising of merchants.
The boycott as defined by Post and
his gang has two meanings, one the
antithesis of the other. The boycott,
when practiced by a labor union, is
contrary to public policy, but, when
put into practice by a band of em
ployers is the very essence of public
policy. For instance, it is wrong for
union men to boycott the product of
the grape nuts factory, but it is all
right for the manufacturers' associa
tions to boycott any firm which re
fuses to join said asociation. Fine rea
soning. Cedar Rapids Tribune.
The treasurer of the New York Life
Insurance company has admitted an
other instance of gross falsification
of the books of the company with in
tent. to deceive. This time the decep
tion was practiced not against the
Prussian government, out against the
insurance inspection department of
the state of New Yoik.
Anions; the company's assets De
cember 31, 19(13, was '54,000,000 of In
ternational Mercantile Marine stock.
On that date $S(t.o) of this stock
was nominally sold to ,T. Pierpont
Morgan & Co., through George V.
Perkins, who plays tile double role in
the business world of Morgan's part
ner and the insurance company's vice
president. The insurance company
then made its annual report to the
state, showing only $3,200,000 hold
ings of that stock, and on the next
business day, January 2, 1904, it
bought back the $800,000 stock. Mr.
Perkins again ateted as representative
of both parties to the transaction.
The kernel of the offense that the in
surance company's officers committed
was the deception of their own policy
holders. Formally the offense ran
against the state. Actually it ran
against the policy-holders, because
the state inspection department ex
ists for the sole purpose of represent
ing the interests of the policy-holders
where their interests are apt to be
There is a law on the New York
statute books which provides a $500
-fine and a year's imprisonment in the
penitentiary as maximum punishment
for falsifying corporation books. At
a distance of a thousand miles it
looks very, clear that the time has
arrived to apply " the law.
The gravity of the deception indi
cates that the maximum punishment
of both fine and imprisonment is de
sirable. Chicago Record-Herald.
December 2nd at the Keystone gro
cery. All members who have not beep
solicited are requested to send in their
Our next meeting will be December
6th at Bohanan's hall.
Frank A. Kennedy, of the Omaha
Western Laborer says that if he knew
what Shrope of the Easton Labor
Journal and Will M. Maupin of the
Lincoln Wageworker were scrapping
about, he would buy chips and get
into the game. "Sadie" is off badly
off. Shrope and Maupin are not scrap
ping. They are the best of friends.
They are merely putting up a bluff
in order to have something to fill
space. See?
The first journal ever published in
America by a labor union was the
Awl, which was gotten out by shoe
makers and was really the grand
father of the present Shoe Workers'
Journal. The Awl was published by
the shoemakers of Lynn during the
years of 1844 and 1845. In 1845 its
name was changed to the True Work
ingman. Labor Compendium.
A woman is so mistrustful that
when she is traveling she never feels
sure the train will stop when it gets
to the end of the road.
Capital Auxiliary.
Auxiliary to typographical union ex
tend a vote of thanks to the following
young people who so kindly enter
tained at our October social: Misses
Clara King, Emma Schaal and Hazel
Smith, Messrs. Victor Barngrover and
Paul Reinienschnitter.
A vote of thanks is extended to Mr.
Erstine King and Mr. H. W. Smith for
printing the programs. Also tiie social
The Auxiliary will hold a market
Rock Springs, Hanna, Maitland
Spadla, Pittsburg nut, Washed Egg. Best Grades. Scranton
and Lehigh Anthracite. Best and quickest service. Deliver
ed by Union Teamsters only.
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