The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-????, April 27, 1906, Image 3

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The Dr. Benj. F. Baily Sanatorium
Lincoln, Nebraska
T For non-contagious chronic diseases. Largest,
best equipped, most beautifully furnished.
A- HIGH-CLASS, popular-priced ainusemenc
resort. Four refined. shows daily. Mati
nee 3 p. m; Night, 7:15, 8:15 and 9:15 p. m.
Twelfth and O Streets, Lincoln. Nebraska
Entire Z:hene of Program Every, Aeek.
There are now 56 labels and 10 cards issued by the fol
lowing organizations, which have been indorsed by the Amer
ican Federation of Labor:
Organizations Using Labels.
American Federation of La
bor. Bakers and Confectioners.
Blacksmiths. i
Boot and Shoe Workers. '
Brewery Workers.
Carriage and Wagon Work
ers. Carvers, Wood.
Cloth Hat and Cap Makers.
Engravers, Watch Case.
Flour and Cereal Mill Em
ployes. Fur Workers.
Garment Workers, United.
Garment Workers, Lady.
Glass Bottle Blowers.
Glass Workers.
Glove Workers.
Gold Beaters.
Jewelry Workers.
Leather Workers on Horse
Engineers, Steam.
Firemen, Stationary.
Hotel and Restaurant Employes.
The following crafts and callings are using the American
Federation of Labor label : Artificial Limb Makers, Cos
turners, Badge and Lodge Paraphernalia Workers, Bottlers
(Soda, Mineral Water and Liquor), Coffee, Spice and Baking
Powder Workers, Cloth Spongers and Rcfinishers, Carbonic
Gas Workers, Cigar Makers' Tools, Nail (Horse Shoe) Work
ers, Neckwear Cutters and Makers, Oyster Workers, Paint
Workers, Photographic Supply Workers, Soap Workers, So
da and Mineral Water Workers, Starch Workers, Suspender
Makers, Steel Case Makers.
A Few Reasons Why
Solid vfistibulert trains of elegant equip
ment, owns and operates its own sleeping
and dining cars. Longer, higher and
widor berths in sleeper ears. Lighted with
electricity. Heated with steam. Protect
ed by a thorough system of block signals.
I'nion depots at Omaha and Chicago.
These are only a few reasons why you
should travel via the
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul
3 fast trains to Chicago every day leave
Union Station Omaha, at 7:53 a. m.,
r:45 i. m. and 8:30 p. m.
F. A. NASH, G. W. A.,
Columbia National Bank
toral Banking Business. Interest on time deposits
Machine Printers and Color
Metal Polishers.
Metal Workers, Sheet.
Molders. '
Paper Box Makers.
. Paper Makers.
Piano and Organ Workers.
Plate Printers.
Powder Workers.
Pressmen, Printing.
Print Cutters.
Rubber Workers.
Shirt, Waist and Laundry
Stove Mounters.
Tailors. '
Textile Workers.
Tip Printers.
Tobacco Workers.
Travelers' Goods and Lea
er Novelty Workers.
Weavers, Goring.
Weavers, Wire.
Wood Workers.
Leather Workers.
Meat Cutters and Butcher
Stage Employes, Theatrical.
1524 Farnam, OMAHA
John EUgerly Osborne came to Pasa-
Jena from Boston. The Girl from
Texas came from some spot scarce
named in the plains of Texas.
John's first experience of The Girl
was on the incline coming down Mount
Lowe. He hoped at the time it might
be his last. "Of all the Barbarians!"
thought John to himself. "Jabber, jab
ber, jabber," said The Girl to anybody
and everybody.
There was an elderly man with her.
Six foot, chin whiskers, broad felt hat;
branded Texan, presumably her father.
The elderly man remarked, jocularly:
"Ain't yob. scaihed yoh'll fall off an'
git broke?"
'I suah am," replied The Girl;" an'
I'd smash bad. I'm brittle as a chaney
"And about as much sense," thought
Still he watched her. There wan
something about the dark eyes and the
dark curls which interested him.
As they deft 4 b.e car at the foot of the
Incline a comb, shaken from its moor
ings by the restless, tossing head, fell
almost at his feet. He picked it up and
handed It to her. "'..
"Oh, thanks awfully!" said The
Girl. 'Theyah pizen foh gittin' loose."
'Ouch!" thought John! but she made
so pretty a picture, with head thrown
back and upraised arms, as she. re
placed the comb, that he. hesitated a
moment ere he should turn away.
"Youah steppin' at the same place
as weah. ain't yoh?" queried The Girl,
eyeing him frankly and openly. "Ain't
yoh at Th Green? Weah at The
"Yes, I am at The Green," he re
"I was suah I'd seen you theah.
Weah soht o' neighbohs. ain't !?" she
observed, laughing so infectiously that
John had at least smiled before he
realized it.
John himself never understood the
rest of it. When they parted it was
upon the piazza of The Greo. and
then he smoked a cigar with her
That evening, when he came down
to dinner, he was surprised to find The
Girl at his elbow. .
"Kind o' s'priaed,. I reck'n. ain't
yoh?" she laughed. "I remembahed
't theah was a empty seat by yoh, an
I ah d'em change me to it, seein' as
we'd got to know each othah."
John was so astounded that for an
Instant he was at his wits' end for a
reply, but finally managed to murmur
something about "very pleased," etc.,
while he calculated the chances of get
ting away on the morning train.
"I s'pose I really ought to stay ovah
theah and ride herd on dad." she con
fessed. "He says he gits all mixed up
in this new-fangled way of eatin'; an'
fact is, he don't like it at all. Yoh
see." continued The Girl, confidential
ly, 'we nevah bin away from th' ranch
much since I can remembah. an'
we've got to git broke into th' way yoh
folks do things. Weah soht o' bronco
yet, sabe?"
"Ranch life must be rather dull for
a. woman." commented John, "and it
must be rather tough, too, is it not?"
"Dull ain t th word for it, ex
claimed The Girl; "an' yes. it's rough
not bad, yoh know; theah ain't any
fine mannahs, but those boys '11 git
down or. theyah knees foh a woman
A cow punchah ain't much on bowin'
an' scrapin". but he's got a mighty bi
heaht, an' a woman 's a woman in his
As they talked through the long
meal or rather, she talked and he
listened John learned a great tieal of
The Girl's dreary life on the ranch,
and of her great yearning for the finer
culture which she felt existed in the
wonderful outside world; and when
they left the table he had, temporarily
at least, laid aside his time-table cal
culations and plans for a precipitate
Moreover, as the days came and
went, and the dinner table conversa
tions had been many, they seemed to
have placed The Girl in a new light.
He became accustomed to the crude
speech and odd ways, insomuch that
they ceased to detract his interest from
the personality of The Girl herself. He
had discovered that she was not i
norant; where she had obtained educa
tion he could not guess, but beneath
the superficial defects of speech and
manEerism he found the workings of a
mind not only naturally acute, but. to
a certain degree, trained. Also the
true womanliness of her character was
forced in upon him, and he felt more
fully the charm which had at first been
somewhat neutralized by his dislike of
"It's unusually warm this evening,'
he observed one night after dinner;
"let us sit outside for a while upon the
"Sta bueno," agreed The, Girl
"Reck'n I'd bettah git a cape oah jack
et, though."
Ensconced in the deep wicker porch
chair, which the wily John bad so
placed that the light from one of the
windows shone softly upon her. The
Girl seemed far more beautiful than
ever before, and he was content to sit
for a moment in silence watching her.
"Seems like weah gettin to be pret
ty good friends," remarked The Girl
naively, as he manifested no desire to
break the silence.
l nere are all tne signs or it, re
plied John, amused.
"Youah gettin' kind o' demoralized
he said. "You usto think like the
Boston' guhl does, that I was shocklnV
he gurgled. "Doi't try to crawflak,"
she, commanded, shaking a finger at
him as he would have replied; "you
know yoh did."
"Well. I didn't understand you." he
explained in partial confession.
' 'Tain't exactly-youah fault; it' th'
way. yoh was brought up. An' all th'
time't yoh was a-thinkin' 't I belonged
to a dime musee, I was bein' amused
by youah quceah ways."
"I ain't a-defendin' myself," she con
tinued with pride, after a moment of
silence. "Theah ain't any reason foh
that. An' I wouldn't have talked to
yoh like this ef I thought yoh felt th'
way yoh did at fust."
The scent of cigar smoke floated
down the piazza to where they sat.
"Now let's change th' subject," sug
ested The Girl, to John's great relief.
"Don't yoh want to smoke? I saw yoh
rollin' cigarettes th' othah day. Give
me youah pa pahs an' tobacco, an' I'll
show yoh how th' Mexicans make
The slim brown fingers manipulated
the paper dexterously for a minute, and
then The Girl extended a flattened roll
to him.
"They don't make big fat ones," she
said; "these is moah delicate. You
must like it," she commanded, as he
lighted the roll. '
"How could I do otherwise?" he
asked., leaning forward and bowing
with a great show of gallantry.
"That's it." she said. "You'd make
a good Mexican; so p'lite an' so lazy.
You ought to say, 'Voy caeh a bus
pies'; that's 'tumble at my feet,'
vehy p'lite in Mexican."
"Is that what they say when
senoritas roll their cigarettes
them?" ' ' "
"On. no, that's, foh any-time.
jes' talk. An' th' senoritas don't much
roll the men's cigarettes 'less it's his
"His what?" interjected John.
"Yoh don't know dulce?" she
laughed. "That's dulce corazon; dulce
's sweet, an' corazon's heaht; sabe?"
"Ah, I see! Now. if we were in Mex
ico " he commenced. -
"Oh! oh! I'm scaiht of you!" cried
The Girl, jumping up and throwing the
dark curls from before her eyes. "I'm
a-goin' to find pa. 'Sides." she ob
served, "it's time to go to bed. I al
ways go eahly; I'm usto doin' that
way. It's ten o'clock" looking at a
tiny watch. "Shockin"! mos' shockin'
in Boston. '
Then she vanished, leaving John
alone with his thoughts.
There came a night when she was
not down to dinner. He- wondered
why he missed her so; and, dinner
done, he removed to a corner of the
He heard a cab come up the drive;
then a rustle of skirts, and he recog
nized her quick, dancing step along the
She was just turning in the door
when, in the dim twilight, she caught
sight of him.
. "D yoh think I was lost?" she in
quired, going over to where he sat and
leaning against one of the pillars of
the piazza with her hands clasped be
hind her.
"I missed you," he confessed, very
readily. '
"Kind o' quiet, not so noisy, I
s'pose." she remarked.
"Well, pa an' 1 went to Los Angeles
this evenin', an' we stayed theah to
dinnah; an' pa met some men 't he
knew, an' they all went off foh a time,
so that we weh late home."
"What did you do?" he asked, curi
ousjy. "While they was gone? Oh, I waited
at th' hotel. What youh ben a-doin'?"
she asked.
"Nothing, as usual. I've been sitting
here thinking, since dinner."
"Thinkin'!" she cried, comically
"My, but yoh suah need help, yoh have
so much thinkin' to do. Ain't it bad
foh yoh?"
He laughed; she laughed gaily, and
turned to go away.
"You going to leave me?" he in
quired mournfully.
"I reck'n. But I'll come back in a
minute, ef yoh say so."
. "Do." he urged. "It's a lovely
What a woman she was! What a
woman she would be after a year or
two in the world.
- Again the rustle of skirts, and with
a little sigh she sank into the low
chair which he had pulled up by his
"Tired?" he said, as he heard the
'"No; jest contented, foh th' fust time
to-day," she replied.
He felt that for some reason this in
genuous reply pleased him greatly.
He tossed his cigar over the rail.
"What foh'd yoh do that?" she said.
"I'm ustc men smokin', an' 'sides I like
it; I mos' wish sometimes 't I
"Well, perhaps I'll have a cigarette
in a little while." he said; "for the
present we can do without."
It was considerably later in the eve
ning when he said, "You make me a
Mexican cigarette; I think them bet
ter." "Youah lazy," she asserted; "como
un burro. "Yoh most always look soht
o' lazy," she observed, turning and
looking sharply into his face. "What
makes yoh do it?"
"Why. I suppose because I am lazy,"
he replied,-smiling at her earnestness.
"No yoh ' ain't." she contradicted
both him and herself. "Yoh ain't lazy;
yoh jes' seem to want to look lazy.
Youah like my pinto pony, Pedro soht
o' sleepy on th' outside an wide awake
on th' inside."
She reached over and took the tobac
co and papers from his hands. As she
did so her brown fingers just touched
his for an instant,' and a strange thrill
ran through" his whole body. As she
leaned back,- she glanced again at nis
iZKd. then said-: "Theah, yoh don't look
it now; youah suah 'live foh a minute.
But I don't guess it '11 last," she added,
teasing; "youah suah lazy. I s'pect
thinkin' so much makes yoh tiahed.
oh need somebody to roll youah cig
arettes an' help do youah thinkin', an'
yoh'd feel livelish, I reck'n-huh?"
"Yes, that's a good idea," he said,
quickly. "Who'll 1 get?"
"That's hard; ask me another." she
said. "That guhl from Boston th' one
with th' glasses, that talks about Wo
man's Higah Spheah she might help
a lot with the thinkin'; but Jimmy!
what 'd' she say to rollin' cigarettes
even if she could do it?"
They both laughed merrily over the
"Theah,'' she scolded, "yoh made me
laugh an'- spill all th' tobacco, an' I got
to c'mmence ovah." -
"No. the Boston girl won't do," he
said, decidedly. "But how about you?
you roll cigarettes to perfection."
"Yes," she said, eyeing critically' the
roll in her hand; "yes, cigarettes; but
when it comes to thinkin', nixy, no
bneno, I'm poco loco."
He drew his chair closer-, and speak-,
ing rapidly, said: "Do you know, I've
an idea that the thinking isn't of much
importance, and' that if I had you there
wouldn't be nearly so much thinking
to be done. Couldn't it be you, dear?
Won't you be my dulce, my sweet
heart, always, dear?"
He bent over the low chair, and laid
his hand tenderly upon her arm. He
could feel her tremble beneath his
"Juana dear,' I've been aa awful fool.
I know; but you've forgiven it, and I
want you forever, dear Juana."
She struggled up out of her chair.
"I didn't think o' nothin' like this."
she gasped. "Weah differ it not
graded ditfer'nt, bettah noh wohse
but ditfer'nt breed weah differ'nt."
"Juana, I want you," he reiterated
He drew near her into the dark shade
of a pillar, and standing beside her,
put his arm gently about her. "Can't
we go to Europe together in the
spring, dear? You and I together,
"Yoh ain't given me time to think.
I ought to think it ovah." sha said
slowly. Then, as she leaned to his
oreast. and the dark head fell upon his
shoulder, she murmured. "Poooh ol'
Dad! 1'ni 'fraid he's a-goin' to be lone
(Copyright, MOS, by Joseph B. Bow'.es.)
It Is Said They Are More Merciless
Than Men Toward Luck
less Borrowers.
Astonishing revelations as to the
methods of business pursued by wom
en money lenders in London were
forthcoming during an investigation
by an Express representative.
It would naturally be supposed that
these women Shylocks would be more
susceptible to feelings of consideration
towards their victims than the ordi
nary male usurer. As a matter of fact,
instances were given in whicn they ex
acted their pound of flesh to the ut
most from the poor wretches who had
fallen into their clutches, and were
hard as adamant in face of the most
heartrending conditions.
Most of the women are of advanced
age, and their trade is carried on un
der the guise of loan, discount or
banking companies. In one or twe
cases the women keep in the back
ground and their transactions are car
ried on by a male representative, but
the majority do all their office work
A clerk who had a wife and two
children, had the misfortune to borrow
$50 from a woman usurer. He only re
ceived $45. the other five dollars being
deducted as an "inquiry fee." In 12
months he had repaid $120. and his
creditor then claimed $40 as a balance.
He appealed against the extortion, but
the woman, went to his house and,
using threats and vituperation, created
such a scene that he was glad to get
rid of her on undertaking that he
would pay the balance in a ir.onth.
This he did by pawning one or two
articles of furniture.
Another married man who had bor
rowed $100 from a woman money
lender paid interest at $2.50 a week
for IS months. Th,en he fell behind in
his payments, and, altrough he had
paid the loan nearly twice over, he was
refused time in which to recover him
self. The consequence was that his
home was sold, and his wife and chil
dren are now in lodgings.
Several other instances of a similar
character were forthcoming. The vic
tims were men who shrank from fac
ing the ordeal of a public court, and
preferred to suiter any amount of per
secution rather than appear before a
county court judge. '
The women use methods for collect
ing their money which the most rapa
cious male usurer would not think o
employing. Some of them have been
known to stop their "clients" in the
streets and bully them publicly, while
householders who have fallen behind in
their payments have had stones thrown
through their windows by the irate
One man was personally attacked in
the street in which he lived by a woman
who was the proprietor of a "loan comr
pany," and from whom he had borrowed
a small amount. To avoid such scenes
men have practically ruined themselves
in the effort to meet the extortionate de
mands of their flinty-hearted persecu
tors. A Dark Situation.
. Mamma Ethel, my dear, do you
tbink that Mr. Spooner, who calls so
regularly and sits with you in the par
lor every night, has serious inten
tions? Ethel I really don't know, mam
ma; he keeps one so much - In the
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We are expert cleaners, dyers
and finishers of Ladies' and Gen-
M tlemen's Clothing of all kinds.
M The finest dresses a specialty.
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European Plan, Rooms SOe to
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Inuch counter and Ladles' cafe.
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For your Meats and Lard and Cured
Meats go to the
Farmer's Meat Co. 220 H.IOth
J. W. WolD, Prop., The Laboring '
Man's Friend.
Where you can buy ,
No. 1 Shoulder Roast at. ..7c
Boiling Beef, per lb....... 3c to 6c
Lard, 2 and 3 lbs for. .' . 25c
Best Breakfast Bacon, lb. . . . . . .13'2c
Best No. 1 Hams, lb... . 12i2c
Shoulder Steak, lb 72c
Round Steak .10c
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home. Call at 1106 O
Street, first door east
of Citv National Bank
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