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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (July 3, 1909)
2)r. Q. H. Ball
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WILL M. MAUPIN. EDITOR
Dr. R. L. BENTLEY
Offlc Hours 1 Co 4 p. m.
OflUw 1113 O St. Both Phone
ROOM 202, BURR BLK.
ftSSS? URC0LI' MEB-
Published Weekly at 13? No. 14th
St.. Lincoln. Neb. One Dollar a Year.
Entered as second-class matter April
21. 1904, at the postoffice at Lincoln,
Neb-, under the Act of Congress oi
March 3rd, 1873. -
HAYCEffS ART STCDtQ
New Location, 1127 O
PUm srir. a Specialty.
Aato JAM '
S Particular attention to work for &
0 i particular people. g
Special inducements for photo
p for legislative members. jj
1 1214. O St., Lincoln. 1
Philip A. Sommerlad.
I hereby announce my candidacy
for the nomination for county treas
urer, subject to the republican pri
maries to be held on August 17, 1909.
PHILLIP A. SOMMERLAD.
We have Money to Loan
on Chattels. Plenty of it,
too. Utmost secrecy.
KELLY & NORRIS
I29 So, llth St.
DISEASES OF WOMEN
All rectal disease such as
Piles, Fistula. Fissure and Rec
tal Ulcer treated scientifically
DR. J. R. HAGGARD, Specialist.
Office, Richard Block.
coaauciK onoat July s
THE FULTON STOCK COMPANY
Presenting the Screaming Comedy
Before and After-
For the last and closing week
THE TOAST OF THE TOwTM
rloase Cooled by Ice ooe of the
Coolest Places ia Town.
BEST SEATS 25 CENTS.
If you have need of a
reliable bug killer of any
kind, especially Bed Bugs
we have one that is SeTSs
If il fails, come and get
your money back.
It breaks up nesting
places and kills the eggs.
Pat up in convenient
squirt top bottles.
Di'2 Dollbs 25c
L Mr. Ordinary Taxpayer, did any
body ever give you a chance to com
promise on your taxes? When the
taxes cn your litUe home fell due,
and became delinquent a few months,
did any civic authority approach yon
with offers of a compromise? Did
you ever find yourself able to stave
off- the payment of your taxes for
months on end?
Don't take the time to answer. We
know what youll say.
Will some one kindly explain,
then, why it is that the Traction
company can delay and palter and
drone along and compel the city to
The Traction company owes the
city upwards of (40,000 of taxes
which it neglects and refuses to pay
unless the city will make some com
promises. Same old game. It let
its back taxes pile up once before,
and then choked the city Into accept
a compromise whereby the city prac
tically gave this corporation ail it
Mr. Ordinary Taxpayer, were you
ver able to compromise the taxes
on your little home on a basis of 10
jyer cent? Were you ever able to
make the city come across with a
dot of concessions by refusing to pay
your taxes until it did come across?
j Don't take the time to answer. We
i know what youll sav.
Now the Traction company seeks
to compromise by framing up an al
leged profit-sharing deal with the city,
whereby the Traction company will
get a cinch and the city will get
the promises. They only want to be
allowed to make 7 pe rcent, not on
the actual assessed valuation of the
property, but upon that and a nice
little volume of water pumped into
the stock. After it gets that it will
be glad to divide even up with the
city on the remainder on condition
that it does not have to pay its
occupation tax. And it has the nerve
to propose that the city wait and get
the $40,000 of back taxes out of the
city's share of the proceeds if ever
there are any.
Once upon a time a man named
Jack MacColl was charged with the
collection of taxes for Dawson county.
Nebraska. The Union Pacific refused
to pay its taxes and MacColl laid
for the company. For weeks the only
trains that stopped at Lexington
then Plum Creek were the mail
trains. The freights ran through as
fast as the engines could turn the
wheels. But one day a freight train
was compelled to stop to IPI the
engine take water. MacColl was on
the spot with a posse, and before
the tfain crew knew what was going
on MacColl had the engine securely
chained to the track.
"Youll get into trouble for de
laying the mails:" shouted the com
"Nary a delay,"' retorted MacColl.
"The mail trains can Tim around on
They could and they did for
about twenty-four hours. But Mac
Coll held that long freight right there.
Finally the company saw a great
light, and when it dawned it wasn't
long ere Jack MacColl God rest his
soul was trotting towards the bank
with the back taxes due Dawson
county in his pocket. "
This true story is merely related
as a sort of hint to the city council
costume. The next day some Godly
woman rushed into print with a
fierce attack on the kindly artists,
and hoped that no more such per
formances should be given before
men, many of whom nad been
started on the downward path by
the sights witnessed on the vaude
The other day another woman com
plained because children skated on
the cement sidewalks, played ball on
the streets and ran their little lemon
ade stands on the corners.
These are among the things that
incline us to weariness in the lumbar
There are a lot of people in this
world just like that well meaning
and philanthropic in their instincts.
But their horizon is contracted. We
know women who are wonderfully
interested in philanthropic work that
gives them an opportunity to pray
for and with the prisoners, but who
never stop to think that by their
purchases they are doing more every
day to foster crime than a week of
prayer and jail visiting can offset.
They'll flock to the dry goods stores
.'and compel weary women clerks to
dance attendance upon them by - the
hour, and then they wind up by tak
ing a "bargain" into the seams of
which are sewn the tears and blood
and heartaches of their unfortunate
sisters doomed to unrequitted toil in
the noisome tenements and the sweat
-shops of the east. They'll carry huge
bunches of blossoms to convicted
burglars and porchclimbers, and never
think of sending a ray of sunshine
into the lives of their sisters stitch
ing their lives away upon the "bar
gains that are so temptingly dis
played. We know women who never
think of extending a helping hand
to a man until after he has been
convicted of a crime, and then they
become wonderfully interested in
him. They'll never see the poor
devil who is hungry himself and
vainly looking for work with which
to earn the money to buy bread for
starving wife and children, bnt just
as soon as that man's condition
drives him to theft rather than see
his loved ones suffer, they proceed
at once to take a lively interest in
him. They didn't seize the oppor
tunity to give him honest work at a
fair wage, but they never overlook
an opportunity to pray for his im
mortal soul and brighten his cell
with sweet smelling flowers.
That sort of thing makes us weary.
Hoy about you?
A little more attention to the mat
ter of making crime unnecessary
might help seme. And a little more
attention to the matter of securing
better pay and better working con
ditions for men and women might
result even more beneficially than
gifts of flowers an I prayers for men
and women after they have been
convicted of crime.
Of course we may be a little biased
in our views, but we have never
posed as a philanthropist and maybe
we don t know what we are talking
A couple of judges who are not
responsible to the people and who
are appointed by life, have held up
a law enacted by the legislature of
Nebraska at the command of an over
whelming majority of the people of
the state. Isn't it about time to cor
rect some of the antiquities and evils
of our judicial system?
If United States judges know ex
actly what laws we ought to have
and ought not to have, why waste
time and money electing legislatures
to enact laws tor us 7 suppose we
just hitch enacting clauses to the
federal judges and let it go at that
Here s wishing abundant success
for Division No. 522, Amalgamated
Association of Street and Electric
Railway Employes! Those buttons
look mighty pretty.
THINGS THAT WEARY US.
The other day a little party of
theatrical people kindly went down
to the penitentiary and entertained
the convicts with a little perform
ance, singing some songs, telling
some stories, and giving a little
vaudeville sketch in Which the par
ticipants appeared in 'ordinary street
John Kirby's kind of a union would
be about as effective under present
industrial conditions as a flintlock
musket in modern warfare.
Every advertiser in- The Wage-
worker is worthy of the patronage
of union men and women and they
really ought to have it.
v e ve never wavered in our re
spect for the courts, but our respect
for some judges has been strained
to the breaking point.
remaps tne fraction company
would be willing to let the city pay
the street railway's running expenses
and take half the net profits.
Now that organization work in
Lincoln has received such an elegant
start it would be little short of crim
inal to let it die down.
And now, how about you. Miss
Laundry Worker? And you, Mr. and
Miss RetaU Clerk?
When the taxes
if You Want the Best
regardless of cost you'll find here
garments that you'll not see the
equal of anywhere else. They're
hand tailored suits of finest im
ported woolens ; they're extreme
Our Suits of American
are extra big values. The extra
big value stands out so plain
that there's no need of urging'
you to see it.
M f buys as good M buys aa good b
I II 11 buy in most I 1 buy ia most W II II b
I W stores I stores J 81
Good Clothes Merchants
buys as good
t suit nere
as 825 will
buy ia most
little cottage becomes delinquent
well offer to compromise by offering
to divide with the county our modest
little income after we've paid the
family running expenses. Yes we
will like the old woman kept the
The practical way to boost for
Local No. 340. International Brother
hood of Teamdrivers, is to insist that
all your hauing shall he done by a
team driver who carries a paid up
If you make the demand for the
label strong enough youll find plenty
of merchants supplying the demand.
If the supply of union-made goods is
not what it ought to be, your's is
EVERY SHOE "UNION MADE" HERE
$3.50 a $4
All Etw"FC3 esru Cw
12th & P St.
If It isn't a union-made collar
around your neck, here's hoping , it
frazzles off until it chafes you. and
then chokes you black in the face.
these days " prove to be winners?
Note the case of the United Hatters,
and the street railway cases in Phil
adelphia and Pittsburg.
tn tpn makinsr note of the fact
that abcut all the strikes undertaken'
Noiseless Fourth, nothing! We're
going to help the kiddies fire off the
biggest old crackers we. can find,
and well yell as load as an of 'eat
WHAT'S THE ANSWER?
Why don't the Tan Cleaveftes en
join laboring mea from quotisg
Scripture to show that "the laborer
is worthy cf his hire?" Advaaee
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