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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (Aug. 14, 1909)
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Shall I, wasting In despair.
Die because & woman's fair?
Or make pale my cheeks witb care
'Cause another's rosy are?
Be she fairer than the day.
Or the flow'ry meads in May.
If she thinks not well of me,
What care I how fair site be!
Be she pool. or kind, or fair,
I will ne'er the more despair;
If she love me. this believe:
I will die ere she shall grieve:
' If she slight me when 1 woo.
I can scorn ami let her go
lf she be not fair for me.
w hat care I for whom she be!
Georse Wither (ISS-METl.
QPEWm TjRALS M &?(?
Noted English Suffragette Is Coming
U said to fully expect she will have
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to go to juil in the end, she does nol
EV YORK. Mrs. Emmeline Pank
hurst, the leading spirit among the
militant suffragettes of England, ac
companied by her beautiful but no
less belligerent daughter. Miss Chrys
tobal Pankhurst. is coming to Ameri
ca to Inject ginger, pepper and tabas
co Into the "votes for women cam
paign In the United States.
New York police are already trem
bling in their shoes as a result of the
announcement of her proposed advent,
for they can see but one result from
the visit, an armed clash with the
doughty champion of ""women's rights'
front across the Atlantic
It had been suspected for some
weeks that the forthcoming campaign
In the cause of equal suffrage was go
ing, to be the warmest ever held in
America, but now that the renowned i
English woman is to aid there can be
bo doubt of it.
Mrs. Pankhurst's coming is an
nounced by Mrs. Harriet Stanton
Blatch of the Equal Suffrage Society
and League of Self Supporting Wom
en. Coder the latter's auspices Mrs.
Pankhurst wilt open her campaign
and she will fire the first gun from
Carnegie ball at a reception given in
The famous British advocate does
not expect to remain with us long,
because there is a, little matter of go
ing to jail in England that must be
suit regarding her right to petition i
in person the premier and while she I
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AFTER DARK spooning and love
makicg in Prospect park. Brooklyn,
will be no more. The lovers lanes,
which at night are now so dark that
the paths are followed with difficulty,
will no more be sought by the love
sick youth and his. sweetheart and the
leafy dells which even the hard-hearted
cops could not penetrate with their
vision will no longer prove an at
traction. The lakeside will not be the
place hereafter where young co.iples
can exchange the nothings that lovers
are said to exchange.
The onward march of progress, all
unmindful of love's young, sweet
dream, will make the night as light as
day in Prospect park. The big park.
it might be said for those ho don't J
CHINATOWN'S women missionaries
have abandoned the scene of their
labors, leaving their slant-eyed Bible
students to return to the worship of
the gods of their illustrious, never-to-be-forgotten,
thousands of years ago. For the first
time in many veers the denizens of
Molt. Pell and Doyers streets in New
York city are without their spiritual
leaders, and the cause echoes back to
the murder of Elsie Sigel and the dis
appearance of Leon Ling, the China
man suspected of the crime.
When Elsie Sigel's body was found
in litis" s trunk and it was learned
that her relations with the missing
Chinaman originated in ber own and
Gotham Finds Autos a Costly Luxury
STAID old Father wickeroocker nas
now achieved the record of being
the greatest municipal "joy rider" in
the world. The record, however, is
not source of joy, since the city is
discovering that automobiling is an
extremely expensive luxury even
when the cars are not used for pri
vate purposes. ,
There are well over 100 cars repre
senting an outlay of more than $300,
000 now tn the possession of New York
city, purchased ostensibly to facilitate
the handling of departmental .business.
The department of street cleaning, for
example, has ten; the health depart
know whether it will be before 01
after she comes to the United States.
At any rate a jail sentence will not
detain her long, as the English suf
fragettes, by their "hunger strike.
have a way of persuading the author
ities to let them out of jail, so they
will not starve to death.
Mrs. Pankhurst, a small, quiet wom
an. 50 years old. but as youthful look
ing as her daughters, has a remark
able personality. In her suite of 13
offices in London she keeps in touch
with the suffragist movement in every
part of the Vnited Kingdom and it re
quires IS typewriters to keep her cor
respondence going. She founded the
Woman's Social and Political union.
She and her daughters are leaders
of the political end of the suffrage
agitation and call mass meetings.
window smashing journeys and ar
range for street parades and train
Mrs. Pankhurst is regarded by the
house of parliament as a veritable
She is the widow of the late Dr.
Pankhurst of Manchester. She was
educated in Paris, is a vegetarian, a
total abstainer, and no one would
think from her placid demeanor that
she could inspire others with so much
Already there is much speculation
in New York over the effect of her
visit on Mrs. Blatch conservative
equal suffrage friends. Mrs.' Mackay
is conservative and has been workin;
all the year with Mrs. Blatcb, and
what part she will take in the demon
strations for the radical English wom
an remains to be seen. Equal interest
is felt in whether or not Mrs. Beimont
will take an active part in the pro
know it. is the ereatest snarkins Dlace
e world after dusk, and thousands
of couples undergo long trolley rides
for a stroll through the secluded lanes.
Deputy Commissioner William C
Cozier of the department of lighting
has filed with Park Commissioner
Kennedy the plans for a new lighting
system. It will replace the present
system, which consists of 259 oid
fashioned naphtha lamps and a few
electric lights in scattered places.
The old system doesn't give much
light, and in most places Prospect
park is as dark, after nightfall, as
the blackest black paint could repre
The new plan calls for 760 of the
new Tur.gsten lamps, which Commis
sioner Cozier has already begun to
install in Fort Green park, as well as
some arc lamps. The maps show that
when the lamps are all in place there
won't be a dark spot left in the park,
hardly, and the shady spots will be so
few and far between that a handful
of bluecoats will be able to discourage
even the most heartsick youngsters.
her mother's zeal in converting Leon
and other celestials to Christianity,
the agitation against sending young
white girls down into Chinatown's
dens to lead the Mongolians from the
worship of Buddha grew to such pro
portions as to cause many of the wom
en missionaries to abandon the work
A number of the elder women stuck
to their posts for a time, and It was
not until the Chinamen themselves
began to show signs of hostility to
ward their teachers that the general
The hostility of the Chinese against
their women teachers grew out of the
persecution suffered by practically all
the Chinamen in the city after the
Sigel murder. The burden of the
crime fell heavily upon the heads of
all the members of the race, and as
the activity of the police increased
the resentment of the Chinese against
the missionaries grew until it began
to appear dangerous for the women to
continue their visitations.
ment, eight, the president of the
borough of Brooklyn 13; while even
the department of finance has five.
For the maintenance of all these
machines the city is paying out more
than $150,000 a year in supply bills.
As a result of the expense an in
vestigation has brought to light the
fact that they are largely used for
the personal recreation of individuals
or for "joy riding." as it is more gen
The city, while it has been urging
all sorts of reforms to prevent just
this practice on account of the great
number of deaths which have oc
curred here lately from reckless auto
mobile driving, finds itself placed in
the position of being an offender in
the same class.
Altogether Father Knickerbocker is
finding his gasoline carts an expensive
luxury, but no way of bringing about
a reform In their use has yet be
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We pitched our first camp on Febru
ary la, 1909. and from then until we
struck the Montreal river on March
16 we pitched camp 12 times. "We
started on February 14 and the first
night found an old tent that had been
up all winter. Being rather tired after
our first day's journey, we decided to
camp there rather than go to the
bother of pitching our own tent. The
tent was rather small and we were
somewhat crowded in our close quar
ters. In turned bitter cold that night,
and we had difficulty in keeping
warm. The next morning, after break
fast, we packed our toboggans and
moved about half a mile farther
south and pitched the camp.
We had no dogs, and as our load
was rather large and heavy, we were
forced to split it and take part ahead
and cache it and then take the re
mainder when we broke camp. The
trails were vary bad in places and
then again there were no trails at all
and we were forced to cut our own.
This made pretty slow traveling, and
from February 14 to until March 15
we traveled about 25 miles, or about
a mile a day.
During the winter it is a very com
mon sight to see a prospector along
the trails in Canada. The packs vary
in weight from 25 to 100 pounds and
the toboggans carry between 50 and
150 pounds, so, between the two. a
man has a pretty good load. If the
trails are good, the pack can be put
on the sled, but if the trail is at all
uneven the load is very apt to tip over
and cause more inconvenience than if
the pack were carried. The packs are
usually carried well up on the shoul
ders and then supported by a tump
line, going over the forehead and
sometimes balanced by two shoulder
straps. In this way the man has free
use of his arms.
On May 6 we were at Smoothwater
lake. Although that late in the sea
son, the river froze at night and left
about a quarter of an inch of ice. We
were there about a week after the
spring breakup started and at this
time the ice was all out of the river;
but in the lakes the ice had not started
to go. Furthermore, it had not disap
peared until about two weeks later.
Several times in May we took our ca
noe on the river and then bad to use
snow-shoes in the woods in order to
The rapids in the Montreal river at
Latchford were not frozen over on
February 8, yet the temperature was
14 degrees below zero. The rapids
never freeze during the coldest weath
er. The railroad bridge crosses the
river at this point.
There was a bad fire in Gowganda
on May 26. The fire was started by
sparks from a campfire used for out
side cooking. First it took a tent and
all its contents and then jumped to a
log cabin and in half an hour there
was nothing left but a pile of charred
logs. A strong north wind was blow
ing away from the town; bad it been
in the other direction there would
have been no city to tell the tale.
A greater sight which we saw was
a forest fire on Lake Kawakanika.
Forest fires are started, sometimes by
carelessness ana sometimes on pur
pose. This particular fire burned all
around this lake and finally burned
itself out in a swamp. There were
number of bad fires on Lake Obus-
kong, there being five in one day.
number of men have lost all their be
longings in these fires. The flames
travel so quickly they are very dan
A favorite way of travel between
Latchford and Elk lake during the
summer nioallis is by steamer. The
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trip is about forty-five miles and takes
nine hours. There are mountain
chutes, fiat rapids and other rapids
between Elk lake and Latchford and
as the boats do not run them, there
has to be a boat at each portage, to
make connections. The engines on
the boats are all wood burners and
run quite slow, so it makes the trip
It was in 1670 that Charles IL gave
to his cousin Prince Rupert the bold
but none too successful cavalier of the
civil war the exclusive right to trade
with the Indians, in that great stretch
of country whose rivers run down tc
Hudson's bay. The Hudson's Bay
Company was formed by Prince Ru
pert and his associates, who exploited
the concession, and its history for
nearly two-and-a-half centuries has
been one cf astonishing boldness and
success. 1- urs were the company s
main concern in its early days. Its
agents, established in factories or
forts, txaded with the Indian hunters,
collected the pelts, and dispatched
them by the inland waterways on the
long and perilous route to the coast
for transmission to England. Even
to this day the company's fnr trade
is being carried on in like manner.
though in more northerly regions, for
the settlement of population in the
south has driven the fur-bearing ani
mals to the primaeval solitudes beyond.
In unbroken sequence for about a cen
tury the company's fleet has sailed
from Edmonton down the Athabasca
into and on down the Great Macken
zie river to the Arctic ocean, return
ing in the autumn with the furs taken
ten months before.
Grandmother's Two Fads.
"My grandmother," said the m;
who was raised on the farm, "was
woman of great determination. One
day she was showing grandfather and
me how to seize hornets and smash
in their skulls beneath the thumb and
forefinger before they could sting
a little trick in which the old lady
took great pride. She picked the yel
low buzzer off the window shade, the
usual faint, crushing sound was heard
and the old lady smilingly held the
dead body up for our approval. We
showed proper admiration for the
fear, but still regretfully preferred to
slap the little fiends with a board.
Xot till several days afterward did
we notice the swollen finger, and dis
cover that the hornet, by some sort of
devlish ingenuity, had managed to
"She also used to cut up with
hoe all the snakes she could find and
feed them to the chickens. Snake
meat, especially milk snakes, gave the
chicken a peculiarly fine flavor, she
asserted. No one could contradict this
theory, the fine flavor was there every
Thanksgiving day to prove it"
Reminded Him of Home.
A man whose boyhood had been
spent within a stone's throw of Bea
con hill and that nc.'shty edifice in
which the Commonwaolth of Massa
chusetts is yearly saved, was recently
summoned to admire his wife's new
hat. Round and steep and brilliant
ly yellow it was the "very latest
cabriolet. The man looked at it Ion
and thoughtfully, and then, "That
takes me back," he breathed.
"What do you mean?" inquired his
puzzled wife, who had been prepared
for sarcasms, but not sighs.
"Why, the hat's the living image of
the dome of the Boston statehouse if
you'd only had it just a little bigger!"
An-1 .as he made his escape she
heard him humming: "How de-ar to
my heart are the scenes of my childhood!"
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A Martyr to
By Emanuel Ussner
(Copyright, by J.
T was sitting on the veranda of the
hotel of Grant-Center, when a boy
came running un the street and
shouted, breathlessly: "They're cc tu
rn'! They're eomin"! They're most
At this cry the whole neighborhood
awoke to life. Men hurried up from
all directions, and the storekeepers
came to their doors. Then more boys
came down the street, all with the
same cry: "They re comin"! They're
'Circus in town?" I asked the land
"No, no," he said. "But you wait
and youll see some fun. I've got to
he going myself." With test be left
me and disappeared into the hoteL
A wild shout arose in the street. I
looked up and saw a strange group
approacning. it consisted ot an oid
can, tall and erect for all his long,
white beard, and five or six severe
looking, elderly woman. Walking
slowly and solemnly, as, if to the gal
lows, they came np to the hotel and
turned and mounted the steps. Then
the crowd, which had been gathering,
made a rush and swung in behind
them, almost treading on their heels.
I kept my seat, and the whole proces
sion, principals and all, brushed past
me and entered the barroom of the
boteL Wondering what it could all
mean, I arose and followed.
When I found myself inside I saw
the landlord standing sedately behind
Oid Man Turned Around
Held Up the Glass.
the bar in an immaculate white linen
coat. The old man and the women
walked straight up to him. Without a
movement of his face the landlord set
out a black bottle and a glass.- The
old man took the bottle and poured
out an unmistakable amber liquid.
"Fill it np!" called a man at my
side, and "Fill it np!" "A'ake him fill
it np!" echoed a dozen other voices.
By way of answer, the old man
turned around and held up the glass,
full to the brim. Then impressively
he drank it off. Immediately one of
the women banded him a glass of
water, another patted him on the back,
and the others sighed and groaned In
helpless distress. And then they all
marched slowly through the crowd to
the door without paying the slightest
attention to the hoots and cat-calls
that went up on all sides.
After the crowd had melted away
and the landlord had rejoined me on
the veranda. I asked for an explana
tion of what I had just seen. He
chuckled to himself for a long time be
fore he could find voice to begin.
"Oh, that was nothing," be said at
last. "That happens every day. That
old feller was Deacon Weatherbone,
and those women belong to the tem
perance society. The Deke's a great
temperance man, too didn't seem so
a while ago, but it's true, and that's
how he came to take that drink.
Kinder mixed np, I know, but III tell
you all about it
"You see. last election the Deke was
hanging "round outside the voting
place tackling everybody to vote the
Prohibition ticket, and argifying some
thing powerful. Well, along came old
Bill Todd, and the Deke went np to
him. Now, Bill had a few election
drinks in him and he started argify
ing back at the Deke. A big crowd
got around them, and that put Bill
right on bis dignity, and be threw It
Into the Deke for all he was worts.
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"So after a tit, Deke he 2-r-s,
Vonr man tin't sot no show of beiirt
elected. Suppose I did vote fcr hH.
ii'd be just wasting my vote.
Tnct made the fieke hot. 13 that
so T he says. 'Well, who are yoa co
ins to vote for, anyway T t
- "MeT says EDI, throwing est to
chest. 'I'm going to vote for the party
whatH elect the next president- I"ti
going to vote Socialist Labor."
" 'Huh. says the Deke, 'and yoa talk
ing about wasting your vote. . .
"Then It was EEI's tern to get fco
'Say, he says, "IU tei! yon what in do.
111 bet yea that we get more vots
right here in Grant Center than you
do. Eei you ten dollars.
-Sorry I never bet,' says the Deke,
'caase it's easy money.
"You're fraid, says Bill; tot see
ing it's you. I II imitg yoa aaocier
propersis hiin. If yoa get more votes
in this town than we do, IU swear oil
for a year, and if yoa dost, i want
yoa to take a good, stiff drift c'
whisky at the hotel every day for ite
same time. Is It 2 goT -
"Well, the Deke thocefct ft ever ani
it seeraed a sure way to get Ed to
sign tha pledge. -He didn't swprose
that more than two or three sea la
town, weald vote like BS1 was gJtas
to; and, of coarse, be couldn't bace
down before the crowd. So be took
the bet up. Then everybody passed
the word "round, aad a lot of fellers
went np and voted Socialist Labor Jsst
to have a joke oa the Dtke. AcJ
when they came to count up. ISIi'a
man was 'way ahead.
"The Ceke has bees paying wo tbe
bet lite a man ever- since. A lot oi
women always come along witb MthC
They think he's a noble hero, and tfe
whisky is something; like boCing kero
"But does the deacon tbiak soT I
"Wen," said tie landlord,.! can't
say. Eat it's surely aSectics bis mem
ory. Why, sometimes be conses bcrv
in the mornisg and nas Bis driak, asit
then forgets all about it and comes
again after dinner."
CATS SELL AT HIGH PRICES.
Those cf a LigM B'ce Sftads in Color
Are Now the Most Sought
Many triumphs in cri sisal color
were seen at tbe great enaspioB show
of rats at the Crystal palzee, London
With the modern cat beanrty is to &
lartre extent skin deep that is to say.
coat and color reckon high, and feit
value is set en certain combination
of color which feave only recently
been achieved in their foil measnre.
The most artistic of all modern cat
is the bine Russian, of wbicb Lady fe
cies has the pick and woe most of the -prizes.
Ker best exhibits are of a
level light bice tint, absolutely ca
fiecked by any other shade, aad they
possess that second desideratrcra
a copper-colored eye. wbicb, to tie re
gret of all cat breeders, is apt to fade
into the common green witb age. ,
In the case of the white sratootb
baired cat the eye should be fc'ue. and
such an animal as the snbeatea Fnl
mer Snowstorm is a revelation is Use
breeder's power to get tie psre co?or
Again, the silver tabbies, whose vir
tue depends on the b'ackiess of tae
lines and the clearness of the mari
ing between thern. are preferred e;;ier
with golden or green eyes. ;
So, in the self-color, oranges." a
very popular shade in longa-haired
cats, the eye matches the coat vsr
closely. Bat to the psbQe. who do not
deal in special color, the sraoota-baireif
Russian blues with the copper eye
are the most remarkable exaarpie f
modern color schemes sad the bigbor
Sraiw of tf-t?e are worth SS3.
though the best are descended from a
recent aad hlemLshed prosjeartoc
picked np for a song a a sues ha
Fox Asleep to a Bedroom.
A well grown fox. after making- a
raid on a poultry pent at the back of a
residence in the center of Wolver
hampton, England, quietly made his
way through an open window into a
bedroom, where be was foond shortly
afterwards reposing in a corner ot
the room with the remains of his
morning feast round him. A smart
hunt ensued, resulting la Reynard's
One Man Holds Many Offices.
There is a union of baf maters at
Le Mans, France, in wbicb tie offices
of president, vice-president, secretary
and treasurer are ield by am i
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