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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (July 31, 1909)
By W. M. MAUPIN
After All. the Wt way to avoid heat
prostraUooa to to keep cooL
Eminent actresses 8UU
losing their diamonds.
Airships and wireless messages are,
crowding the atmosphere.
Summer began working at the job
Industriously as soon as it arrived.
Su tinner-resort mosquitoes have not
beard of the war on them.
Some of the flies may have romantic
natures, but never mind that.
It appears from official reports that
there Is also a made-ln-Germany de
ficit. Be thankful that radium at present
prices is not one of the necessities ol
Those who cannot swim should avoid
wading in water more than ten feet
Fiah cakes exploded in a New York
store and wrecked the place. They
were probably made from the torpedo
The best statesmanship these days
is exerted not toward getting nations
out of debt, but toward getting them
Every man cannot join the uplift by
ridding the world of African lions, but
he can assist at spreading traps for
the feet of the nefarious housefly.
XThatevir romance there may be In
international marriages is removed
when the bride's father cust settle
the groom's debts.
It is announced that the Greek
drama is about to become a fad with
American theater-goers. It is just an
excuse to get women to wear that
style of clothes again.
The yellow peril is a literal and
menacing fact wherever Sunday
schools and well-meaning but worldly
ignorant reform movements subject
girls to the sinister association of
A Russian grand duke has sent an
order for the American Invention of
silver forks for corn on the cob and
again does the genius of the western
hemisphere triumph over the nonre
sourcefulness of effete Europe.
A man was arrested in New York
for kissing his wife in their own
borne while, the shades at the window
were up. This Is but a step removed
from arresting a man for kissing his
wife on Sunday, which will probably
follow as a blue law not to be over
looked. Princeton university rejoices in a
student who has discovered the first
comet seen this year. That young
man probably is destined to promi
nence in the astronomical world. He
may not have hitched his wagon to a
star, but towed by a comet he may
get there just the same.
Friends at Washington of Comman
der Peary, the Arctic explorer, be
lieve that he has reached the North
Pole and the goal of his ambition and
has placed the American flag there.
This, if verified, will be a crowning
triumph for American pluck and per
severance. Incidentally the announce
ment will also save trouble for a num
ber of other gentlemen headed in the
same direction or contemplating a
trip to the pole.
A Chicago magistrate has decided
that it is no crime for one person to
tread on another person's foot, but
that neither is it a crime for the down
trodden person to retaliate by smit
ing the foot-crusher In the eye or on
the Jaw If Solomon could revisit the
earth and hear some of the judicial
decisions of modern life, he would ac
knowledge the folly of trying to keep
the record for freak decisions for an
The mosquito is made almost a bird
of prey by the dispatch from Cape
Town which states that an overflow
of the Orange river due to a heavy
rainfall, has bred so many mosquitoes
tn the Gordonia northern district that
three-quarters of the population are
affected with malaria, which has been
fatal In many cases. In some parts of
the world the house screen is a sani
tary necessity, both day and night, but
the housefly Is the chief danger in
Chicago's plan for the construction
of an auditorium capable of accom
modating 45.000 people is Interesting.
But the architects will have a task !n
planning a building in which so many
can find seating or standing room
within ear-snot 01 speakers. A vast
hall in which only a portion of an as
semblage can get within hearing dia.
taace of the speakers platform would
be disappointing and therefore less
- desirable than a smaller hall la which
all can participate tn the "doings.'
It has long been remarked that an
Island oS Chicago that could be used
for pleasure purposes would be bet
ter than the richest of gold mines foe
Its owner, but there is no such pro
taction from the bottom of th ut
and Chicago has had' to be content
with parks along the shore. But now
It is suggested that an Island be con
structed on a reef which exists in the
shallow lake off the city, for a public
park. This 1 visionary, and If
island were made with dredgings and
dumpings it would lack beauty be
cause of Its docked shores.
PARTIES TELL PEOPLE
ALL GATHERINGS HARMONIOUS
All Parties Were Represented and the
Meetings Take on a Semblance
of Old-time Enthusiasi
Republicans, democrats, populists,
prohibitionists and socialists met in
Lincoln Tuesday in state conventions
according to law to frame platforms
and to select state committees for the
ensuing year. All promulgated plat
forms, while the republicans and the
democrats, both by selection of the
committees, and by their organiza
tion, perfected the working force for
the fall campaign.
The republican state committee at
night elected Will Hayward by a un
animous vote to the position of chair
man of the state central committee.
At the democratic convention an at
tempt was made to elect Chris Guen-
ther as chairman of the state commit
tee. Later the matter was taken up
in the committee meeting and was
then left to a sub-committee.
From the standpoint of attendance
the conventions surprised the state
committees. From that of enthusiasm
there was something lacking. There
had been little to fight over, and the
harmony among all was somewhat un
usual Not a ripple ruffled the calm
of the republican convention except
a difference of opinion between Chair
man C. O. Whedon and other speak
ers. At the democratic convention
Douglas " Shewvan instilled a little
spice into the deliberations with his
contesting delegation from Boone
The republican platform contains
no mention of the county option, ques
tion, and after much debate in the
resolutions committee nothing was
said about the bank guaranty law.
Only slight mention was made of the
work of the Nebraska delegation in
congress. The democrats made no
mention of the county option question.
Most of the other ground was covered
by both parties in their resolutions,!
tney taking uinerent iorm uepenaing
on the view points of the authors.
The republican platform declared in
favor of a continuation of republican
state policies, praised President Taft
for his stand on the revision of the
tariff, declared that the Chicago plat
form meant nothing less than down
ward revision, pointed out the numer
ous successes that have attended re
publican laws in the state, commend
ed the republican minority in the last
legislature, its attitude, criticised
freely the efforts of the democrats to
unseat republican officeholders by
the manipulation of the laws so as
to give berths to democratic faithful.
and declared that the non-parusan
law was a makeshift contrivance to
further democratic ends.
The democrats are equally specific
their declarations, but adopted a
different tone. They affirmed again
their fidelity to the doctrines of the
Denver platform, declared that the
republican leaders in the national con
vention of 1908 had deceived the peo
ple shamelessly by the use of the word
"revision" when the people Interpreted
to mean reduction, declared that
the republicans were stealing their
thunder in adopting the income tax.
asked Governor Shalienberger to call
a special session of the legislature to
pass the constitutional amendment so
that the state might be the first to do
so. demanded popular election of
United States senators, reiterated the
faith in the initiative and referendum
declared the contest in federal court
on the bank guarantee law only em
phasized the platform plank at Den
ver which demanded more limited
scope for the federal court, endorsed
the governor and the legislature for re
deeming so many pledges, and finally
condemned the republicans for their
attitude on the non-partisan law. They
called on the voters to select their
choice for judges of the supreme court
regardless of party, voting always for
While the republican resolution com
mittee hesitated for some time as to
whether to make some statement
concerning the bank guaranty law and
finally compromised between those
who favored it and those who wanted
to denounce the principle, by making
no mention of it, the convention was
not so cautious. Chairman Whedon
led off with emphatic declarations in
favor of the law, saying that he want
ed to see it extended to national banks
as well, by federal law. and prophesy
ing that this would soon come to
pass. He was not received with tre
mendous enthusiasm, and when Will
Hay ward rollowed witn a sweeping
condemnation of the law, declaring it
was a democratic vagary, or possibly
a cheap method of gaining votes, and
demanding that the republicans not
subscribe to such demogogry, he was
welcomed with riotous cheering. There
was no doubt where the delegation
stood on what they considered as dem
ocratic doctrine and for that party
Definite enough was the republican
convention on the tariff question.
Every mention of that principle which
has been the center of the storm in
Washington all summer was met with
vociferous cheering. Repeatedly speak
ers said that no party would have
dared to go before the people last fall
In favor of upward revision, and that
the Chicago convention knew it when
they adopted the tariff planks. The
people voted for downward revision,
and the convention demanded that
such results be secured from congress.
Taft was praised for his attitude, al
though speakers were careful to say
that the party in the state did not
give up the principle of protection but
merely demanded that be lowered.
Populists for County Option. "
A small number of populists met
late in the afternoon in one corner of
the senate chamber at the state house.
Bill Deck of Saunders county, who was
found seated with the once strong
band that made all political parties
tremble, denied strenuously that he
was a delegate to the convention and
told his friends he had gone out of
C. B. Manuel was re-elected state
chairman, E. A. Walrath was again
made secretary and J. C. Canaday,
They declared for a non-partisan ju
diciary and commended the legislature
for the enactment of the depositors
guarantee law, endorsed Governor
Shalienberger for the faithful dis
charge of the duties of his office, also
the attitude of those representatives
in congress who have stood with the
interests of the west in the reduction
of the tariff, and went on record as
favoring county option.
Will Nominate Full Ticket.
The prohibition state convention was
called to order by D. B.. Gilbert of
Fremont who was also made chairman
of the state committee; J. P. Heald of
Osceola, secretary; J. L. Claflin of
University Place, vice chairman, and
J. H. Vonsteen. of Beatrice, and Isaac
Brooston, of Stromsburg, as associate
The committee was given full pow
er to create a full state central com
mittee and fill all vacancies on the
prohibition ticket yet to be nominated
at the primaries.
The resolutions presented by A. C.
Wolfenbarger of Lincoln demand that
the next legislature "drive the brew
ers out of politics and restore to the
people the government which the or
ganized liquor traffic has subverted.
STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEES.
Democrats and Republicans Name
The republican state committee was
selected by senatorial districts, each
district sending up its selection to the
chair. Following is the committee:
First A. J. Weaver, Falls City.
Second Dr. M. Stewart. Tecumseh-
Third F. E. Helvey, Nebraska City.
Fourth Henry Schneider, Platts
raouth. Fifth W. H. Davidson, Springfield.
Sixth Charles L. Saunders, Omaha;
Otto Leptin, South Omaha; ilyron L,.
Seventh John F. Piper, Lyons.
Eighth. E. A. Wiltse, Pender.
Ninth Charles H. Kelsey, Neligh.
Tenth J., Howard Heine, Hooper.
Eleventh--Charles McLeod, Stanton.
Twelfth Alfred SI. Post, Columbus.
Thirteenth R. H. Harris, Lynch.
Fourteenth Allen G. Fisher, Chad?
Fifteenth George H. Kinsey, Arca
Sixteenth R. P. Starr, Loup City
Seventeenth Charles R. Housinger,
Eighteenth J. C. Slartin. Cenwal
Nineteenth George F. Miller, Utica.
Twentieth C. O. Whedon, Lincoln;
. C. Severin. Hallam.
Twenty-first Robert R. Kyd, Beat-
Twenty-second C. B. Anderson,
Twenty-third F. C. HenseL Hebron.
Twenty-fourth Clarke Robinson,
Twenty-fifth H. G. Thomas, Har
Twenty-sixth W. C. Dorsey, Bloom-
Twenty-seventh A. L. Clarke, Hast
Twenty-eighth E. W. Beghtol. Hol-
Twenty-ninth J. F. Cordeal. McCook.
Thirtieth Ira L. Bare, North Platte.
The members of the democratic
state committee are as follows:
First Henry Gerdes, Falls City.
Second John S. SicCarty. Auburn
Third F. H. Slarnell. Nebraska City.
Fourth W. D. Wheeler, Platts-
Fifth E. E. Placek. Wahoo.
Sixth George Rogers, Omaha; C.
E. Fanning. Omaha; John S. Walters,
Seventh W. R Beum, Tekamah.
Eighth E. W. Ferguson, Harrington
Ninth H. S. Palmer. Neligh.
Tenth Wallace H. Wilson, Fremont
Eleventh W. E. Powers, Pierce.
Twelfth J. C. Byrnes. Columbus.
Thirteenth Arthur Mullen. O'Xeill.
Fourteenth S. S. Joice, Gordon.
Fifteenth H. C. Cox. Brewster.
Sixteenth J. E. Morrison, Kearney.
Seventeenth F. C. Langman. Grand
Eighteenth Charles Krunibaugh,
Ninteenth W. H. Smith, Seward.
Twentieth T. S. Allen. Lincoln; P.
L. Hall. Lincoln.
Twenty-first C. P. Fall. Beatrice.
Twenty-second W. S. Collett. Crete.
Twenty-third Dan Kavanaugh. Fair-
Twenty-fourth H. F. Requarette,
Twenty-fifth H. E. Sletzger. Aurora.
Twenty-sixth Geo. W. Hutchinson.
Twenty-seventh R. B. Wahlquist,
Twenty-eighth c: E. Harmon, Hol-
Twenty-ninth J. H. Mooney, Arapa
Thirtieth George C. Gillan, Lexing
ton. Convention Notes.
"We point with pride" and
with alarm did duty as usual.
When Will Hayward said a good
word for conventions, the delegates
burst out " in applause that showed
their fondness for this kind of meet
ing. The regular convention goers
have always ben opposed to the pri
mary method of making nominations.
Mr. Whedon received many con
gratulations for the fair and forceful
way in which he presided over the re-
PASSING BIG HITTERS
NOT FAIR TO THE FANS
One of the reforms sure to
come with the evolution of the
national game Is the adoption
of a rule prohibiting the delib
erate passing of a star batter
to get at a man supposed to be
weak at the hitting game. Pur
posely allowing a .350 batter to
walk to first is baseball strate
gy all right, but It smacks of a
cowardice that has no place in
the most popular sport in all
So many concessions have
been made to the pitcher's end
of the game that the fans would
rise up en masse in joyful se
dation Jf a little consideration
of the batter's side of the ques
Men like Lajoie, Wagner,
Cobb, Crawford and other slug
gers are paid princely salaries
for their batting ability. The
fans who pay their good money
at the gate to see "batting"
have a right to demand that
their favorites be given a
chance to hit the ball.
It has been suggested that
when the umpire is satisfied
that a batter has been deliber
ately "walked" he shall allow
all men on the bases to ad
vance. Such a rule ought to
break up the practice right
The average fan would surely
appreciate a rule that would
give every player with a repu
tation for killing the ball a fair
and square chance to hit it out.
Paskert, one of the Cincinnati out
fielders, has played good, bad and in
different ball for that team this sea
son. He has a reputation for being
a strong hitter, a fine fielder and is
fast on the bases.
Cantillon seems to have picked ui-
a likely hitter in Mr. Lelivelt.
The Macon (Ga.) franchise has
been taken In charge by the South At
lantic league officials.
As a consumer of foul flies of ev
ery description, Bergen of Brooklyn
is the tidiest performer of them all.
The Athletics seem to be one cf
those teams that are weak on paper
and strong on the diamond.
You often hear of a new player be
ing a second So and So, but never of
a second Hans Wagner. (
Numerous captains have been out of
the game at various times this sea
son from accidents or illness, among
them Chance, Lajoie, Keeler, Gessler,
Lumley and Bresnahan.
Beyond all doubt. Red Murray has
filled Donlin's shoes, leaving nothing
to be desired as a successor to Mike.
The only point is that were Donlin on
hand there would be two of them.
"My team would be in the thick of
the fight if Hans Lobert had been
playing with us all season," says Clark
Griffith, manager of the Cincinnati
Storke makes a good substitute for
Abstein, but he is not half as danger
ous with the stick as the regular first
Jimmy Barrett, the farmer Detroit
and Boston player. Is showing excel
lent skill in the infield for the
Russell Ford, who was farmed out
to Jersey City, has been recalled by
Pitcher "George McConnell will go
to the Boston Red Sox. McConnell
was recently turned oyer to the Jersey
City team by the ' Highlanders, but
the Boston club refused to waive on
him, and will get him for $1,500.
Armour of Toledo has purchased
Outfielder Raftery from the Cleveland
WAS HE RIGHT.
Mrs. Rant Do yon think men tn
more clever than women?
Mr. Rant Some men are.
Mrs. Rant Who are they?
Mr. Rant Single men.
SKIN ERUPTION CURED.
Was So Sore, Irritating and Painful
That Little Sufferer Could Not Sleep
Cuticura's Efficacy Clearly Proven.
"When about two and a half years
old my daughter broke out on her hips
and the upper parts of her legs with a
very irritating and painful eruption. It
began in October; the first I noticed
was a little red surface and a constant
desire on her part to scratch her limbs.
She could not sleep and the eruptions
got sore, and- yellow water came out
of them. I had two doctors treat her.
but she grew worse under their treat
ment. Then I bought the Cuticura
Remedies and only used them two
weeks when she was entirely well.
This was In February. She has never
bad another rough, place on her skin.
and she is now fourteen years old.
Mrs. R. R. Whitaker, Winchester
TeniL, Sept 22, 1908." ,
Potter Drag a Cbem. Corp. Sola Prop.
Privilege of English Husband.
A wife - who complained at the
Marylebone police court in London the
other day. that her husband used
abusive language to her was informed
by Mr. Plowden that this was one ot
a husband's privileges.
"You must put up with it," the ma
istrate told her. "Better an abusive
husband than no husband at all."
"But I have had so many years of
this kind of thing," she protested.
"I cannot give you any redress.
Mr. Plowden replied. "You must ex
pect a certain amount of abuse in this
Under the auspices of the Swedish
National League Against Tuberculo
sis, the International Tuberculosis con
ference held its annual meeting in
Stockholm July 8 to 10. Among the
American speakers on the program
were Dr. Hermann M. Biggs of New
York and Dr. John C. Wise, medical
director of the United States navy,
who was the official representative ot
this country. Two subjects of special
interest discussed were: "Care of
Tuberculous Families, Especially of
Healthy Children," and "Tuberculosis
and the Schools."
"Joel Chandler Harris," said an At
lantan, "used to write comic newspa
per editorials. Sometimes he made
fun of other editors in them, too.
"Simon Simpson, a rival editor in
Mobile, having been made fun of.
wrote angrily in his rage:
" 'Joel Harris has been getting off
some cheap wit at our expense.
"Joel, on reading this, grabbed his
pen and dashed off, quick as a flash,
for next day's issue:
" it must have been cheap, Simon,
to be at yonr expense.
How an Angry Woman Looked.
The otlHsr day we saw an angry
woman in a street car and her face
was anything but a pleasant picture.
She was angry at the conductor, en
tirely without, cause, and that made
her look more terrible than if she bad
had a real grievance. Nebraska Jour
nal. Green Pea Soup.
One pint of green peas, three pints
of thin stock, two ounces of bacon,
one onion, bay leaf, sweet herbs, a few
Boil all the ingredients together
and, when quite tender, pass the peas
and spinach leaves through a sieve,
adding as much of the liquor as is
required to make it of the consistency
of thin cream. Return to the sauce
pan, heat it, adding a teaspoonful of
caster sugar, and pepper and salt to
taste. Serve with small dice of fried
To Test Bacon.
To test a ham run a steel skewer
through the middle of the ham to the
bone; if the skewer comes out clean
and free from any unpleasant odor it
indicates that the ham is in good
condition, but should the skewer be
smeared and the odor unpleasant the
ham should be rejected.
Yellow streaks in ham or bacon in
dicate a more or less rancid condi
A Picnic Sandwich.
The sandwich is the picnic standby,
of course, and unusually good ones
can be made by baking a pan of little
round rolls, cutting the tops nearly off
I when they are cold, scooping out some
oi ine crumo ana nuing tnem witn
chicken chopped and reduced to a
stiff paste with cream. They may be
seasoned highly with salt and black
pepper, and celery salt if liked.
England may now recover from the
apprehension felt regarding attack by
the upper route. Reports from that
country are to the effect that an air
ship has been perfected hat surpasses
anything of the kiad in existence, and
it is expected tliat a flight from Paris
to London will soon be made. The
flying machine is the property of an
English company, but was constructed
in Fran,ce. The announcement seems
to be a sort of answer to the Zeppelin
COSTLY. PRIZE OFFERED
W. K. Kellogg of Battle Creek, Mich,
Gives a $1,000 Trophy to Be Cow
peted for by the Farmers,
BATTLE CREEK. Miek Jahr
ute purpose ot strumming use nsi
the brim of the country am
pro mem of the grade of corn tn
curing a greater tmM, V- K -
uus city bas ottered a nld and uhcr
trophy to be competed tar at tW rhmi
annnal national cora exparatioa to be held
at innate, eb- Uc. to la of that year.
The trophy will be known as the W. K.
Kellogg National Cora Exposition trophy,
will cost S1.000, and will becocse the
sonal property of any exhibitor lijaa it
twice. 1M trophy will be ia the shape
of a massive vaae, and -will sndaUr fast
designed and built by either Gorhua or
Mr. Kellogg has just ittmaed from Chi
cago where he held a conference with Pro
fessor P. G. H olden of the Iowa State Ag
ricultural College at Ames, and Stanley
dague, bead of a large Chicago advertis-
1 Th tr i ,
uig agency, xroiessor noHien at known as
the foremost authority of the eoaatry est
corn growing, and Mr. KeHof-g. who at a
huge manufacturer of food products made
from corn, is keenly interested ia ail move
ments tending to improve the quality of
the cereal. This year be has donated
S1.000 to be divided in several nr.
among; the corn gjuweis of Iowa, and at
Professor HoMen s suggestion, he decided
to offer the Kellogg trophy to be competed
for by the corn growers of the nation.
.vih ma luvjKicatiCB ouy OS OK COW-
try," said Mr. KeUogg today, "and the bur
ger the yield of corn the greater the eona
try's prosperity. Seed selection aad im
proved methods of cultivation win not onrv
greatly increase the yield per acre, but will
i - .t . - - . i
Bjaw uxiwc ine proiero ns sue corn stof)
thus enhance its nutritions qnaHties. If
the yield per acre, for instance, eaa be ia
ereased five bushels in the state of Ne
braska alone, it will add $25,000,000 to the
wealth of the farmers of the state. The
National Corn Exposition is doing a crass
work in educating the farmers, and I asa
glad to help the work along."
Commander Maxwell of the navy
enjoys telling of an unique complaint
preferred by a recruit.
On every man-of-war the bar, of
justice is aft in front of the "stick,'
or mast The recruit had gone to the
stick to "state" his grievance. "Well,
what do yon want?" asked the
"Please, sir, I want to complain of
the breakfast this morning."
"What did you have?"
'"Burgoo, crack-hash, hard tack and
"What did yon expect?"
"Please, sir, I always like to start
my breakfast with a nice steak and a
pair of eggs." Illustrated Sunday
Have No Use for Pins,
All 'American exporters concerned
are warned by Consul General Denby
that they'll never get rich by selling
pins to the people of Shanghai. "The
Chinese, have no use for pins," he
says, "strings and knots and loops
meeting every requirement of mai
and female, young and old, to keep his)
or her garments securely and neatly
Nature has equipped every man for
happiness, but he gets stresuoos oc
casionally and slips a cog. w
For Benefit of Women who
Suffer from Female ISs
Mbmeapolis, Mhrn. -I was s treat
female troubies which
f sniffil s weakness
and broken down
condition of the
system. I read so
E. Ptnkhams Veg
had done tor other
suiTerins women I
felt sore it would
help ne. and I must
say it did help me
wonderfully. - Mr
pains all left me. I
w stronger, and within three months
i pert ecxiy weu woman.
I want this letter made psjbBe ta
show the benefit women may tleilvi
from Lydia . Finkbam's egetabas
Compoorjd." Mxsu Jota 6. Mot-TtAX.
2115 Second St, Sortb, Minrarapoiisy
Thousands of TmsoOrfted and gtans
ine testimomalske the above prove
the efficiency of Lydia EL Pirjk&am'f
Vegetable Compouid, whka is mads
exclusively from roots and herbs.
Women who suffer from those dis
tressing ills peculiar to their sex shoaJd
not lose sight of these facts or doobC
the ability at iydia . Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound, to restore their
IT woo wavat t-pedal svdTfee wiftt
to am. tTnrirarn, m tijwa, j
confidential. For SO wean aba
has been liuxir nek woe
this waw, free of eisai-pe.
hesitate write at oace,
on sides as well as the rooC Get
yonr architect to show yew plans
of cottages with -shiarled sides
and insist on bis spajclViiia the
brand aJsovm beiow.
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