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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (Sept. 9, 1910)
Can The Basket Stores Help Bring the World to Lincoln? 1
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Groceries are going higher fast. Labor finds it harder to find work lately. Send in suggestions by mail so that
the Basket Stores can be a greater help to the community.
We are not satisfied with some of our prices. If the business continues to grow we can lower some of them later. &
What Are We Going to Do For Food?
The Trusts Are Fast Getting a Monopoly of the Necessities
and Will Naturally Keep The Prices High.
COMPETITION IS DYING. Since my work is the buying of groceries for the '
six Basket Stores, I am getting next to some strange situations. Competition has left the
Yeast Foam business, and now the trust makes Mr. Wholesaler and the people sit up
and pay generously for this little item. The government could sell this for less, easily.
The Six Basket Stores always sell it for 4c.
The system is fast getting their hands on the Canned Milk industry. The price of
this article is raising very fast. But when the Arm & Hammer and Cow Soda people
went together and formed practically a monopoly, Competition was killed. It's fun to hear
the Wholesalers roar. The people generally pay 1 Oc for a package that can be produced
by Uncle Sam for about 2 1 -2c. The Basket Stores have always sold the package for
6c. But if the people continue to boost us we will try to quit the trust and sell a ten
cent package for less than 6c.
Then it is reported that the Standard Oil People handle 65 per cent of the syrup busi-
ness. They will some day have it all. The dear people will soon get it in the neck if they don t wake up.
Then the Match Trust is having sport with us fool people. I try to get a good price on matches and the trust will spoil
the quality of the match. That is they will keep making poorer matches until I go back to their high priced match.
The tricks that some of these big greedy companies resort to makes the average man almost hate mankind. But lately I
have found a small competitor of the trust who lets me sell a dandy match for 4c, three for 1 Oc, and another good one,
two boxes for 5 cents. t
But why not let Uncle Sam get that Sugar Trust Business and run it decently? We certainly pay too much for sugar.
But Rockefeller, who sells oil to Russia and the world, lately let Kansas and Nebraska make laws so that a little Kansas
Oil Refiner beat his price here in Lincoln. What fools we mortals be. Why not first let the people get control of the govern
ment and then let Uncle Sam sell the oil. It's too high. The Basket Stores sell oil for 9c, five gallons for 41c. Gasoline
for 1 5c, five gallons for 73c.
I would like to see the people stop this credit business. Kill the so-called free delivery system for their own benefit.
Below I give a list of some of our prices. Send for our large mail order price list.
10c package Best Gloss Starch 05c
15 package Wheatling, N. B .....lie
15c package Shredded Wheat 11c
15c package, 1 lb. Borax ". 10c
Bluing, per bottle, N. B 04c
Quart Bottle Ammonia. . 08c
Bulk Peanut Butter, per lb 17c
25c pkg. Tip Top Baking Pwd., N. B.", 10c, 2 for ..19c
5 lb. Tip Top Baking Powder, N. B .... ...39c
35c Pepper, per lb 15c
10c package Quaker Biscuit, 8c, two for 15c
Cider Vinegar, per gallon 21c
10c package of Soda 06c
25c bottle of Snider's Catsup ; 18c
1-2 lb. package May Blossom Tea, 30c 20c
Rub-No-More Powder. 25c package.. 15c
5c Naptha Soap. 04c
5c Bob White Soap, N. B 04c
25c package Quaker Oats 19c
10c package of Corn Flakes, N. B 07c
N. B. means not burdened with extensive advertising
and salesmanship, wasted expense, therefore the above
Yours for a better system,
J. R. BURLEIGH.
Notes From Doctor Foolish- 1 I
The Municipality of Lincoln might do well if they Owned A Newspaper which was f
j not influenced by the advertising of the Capitalist.
When the Journal and News set themselves free to talk as they pleased about the liquor question they immediately J
reaped to rereiue nHnertisements from the Brewers. If the neonle of Lincoln owned a newsnaner that did not re- &
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J ceive advertisements horn ihe Traction Co., or Ice Plant, or from the Standard Oil Co., and from the Railroads, or j
any other enterprises, we would be more inclined to receive the truth from the shoulder. The Appeal to Reason of
Gitard, Kansas, receives practically no advertising whatever, therefore they can just boost things from the shoulder j
H all the time and look out thoroughly for the people's interest, and guard the people from many many millions of in- &
justices that are played on ovr friends constantly by our brother and often times a robber, the Capitalist j
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Several Coffee Grinders For Sale. WE NOW MANUFACTURE and SELL by Wholesale, Ammonia, Bluing, g
Sewing Machine Oil, Peanut Butter, Wild Cherry and put up Mustard. J
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