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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (Oct. 14, 1910)
PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY
BY WAGEWORKER PUBLISHING COMPANY.
less shouting and a lot more of acting
upon the advice.
WILL M. MAUPIN, Editor.
. L. GRUBB, Business Manager.
Entered as second-class matter April 21,11904, at
the postoffice at Lincoln, Neb., under the Act of
Congress of March 3rd, 1 879.
FUNNY, ISN'T IT?
It is awfully easy to make the plea
of "patronize home industries and in
stitutions" when yours happens to be
one of those industries or institutions
The trouble with most people who are
continually making the "home patron
age" plea is that they forget about
it when it conies their time to buy
We have in mind a certain Lincoln
institution that is much given to ad
vertising that it is a Nebraska insti
tution, therefore entitled to the sup
port and patronage of Nebraskans. So
far so good. But this particular in
stitution is just now engaged in erect
ing a fine building in Lincoln.
Is a Lincoln contracting firm erect
ing the aforesaid building?
No ! The sign erected upon the
scene announces that a Chicago con
tracting firm is doing the work.
"O" you say, "Lincoln contractors
had a chance to bid on it. ' '
nouotiess mat is true. Ana it is
more than likely that their bids were
a 'little higher than the bid of the
But where will the money go that is
paid this Chicago firm? It will go to
Chicago, be spent with Chicago busi
ness firms and paid out in the way of
insurance premiums to eastern insur
Even if a little more had been paid
to Lincoln contractors at least the
money would have been kept at home.
spent by Lincoln mechanics among Lin
coin business men, and eventually
would have found its way back to the
institution in question.
The trouble is so many business men
want you to buy of them regardless of
price, while they reserve the righl; to
hire their labor from abroad if they
can get it a few cents a day cheaper
What Lincoln needs right now, more
than any other one thing, is a more
liberal spirit towards Lincoln mechan
ics. The dollars paid to Lincoln me
chanics remain . in Lincoln to help to
swell the volume of business. When
paid to imported labor most of it goes
elsewhere, thereby decreasing the vol
ume of Lincoln ..business. Wages are
not excessive in Lincoln not by any
means. And there are plenty of Lin
Jkln mechanics to perform all the work
there is to be performed now.
It's all right to shout aloud about
" Let us all work together for Lin
1 coin," but right now we need a little
Isn't it about time that Joseph S.
Bartley be retired as a political argu
ment in Nebraska? Some of .these
days the people of this state will real
ize that during the parlous panie times
of 1892-94 Bartley saved the people of
this state a hundred times more money
than he was charged with sequestering.
Some time or other the editor of The
Wageworker may run for state office
can't tell. But in order to give his
enemies a hunch he'll state right now
that he not only signed the petition
for Bartley 's pardon, but he worked
for it as best he knew how. And he'd
do it again, and still again, if Bartley
were still made the scapegoat of as
fine a lot of political rascals as ever
disgraced a sovereign state and then
went back on the victim of their mis
The Los Angeles police, after telling.
us . that they had the bomb throwers
corralled, now admit that they are
unable to produce the men. But they
can doubtless lay their hands on the
man who detected leaking gas five
hours before the explosion and men
tioned the fact to several people.
Col. Jolin Kirby, president of the
National Manufacturers' Association,
favors us with advance proofs of an
editorial for "American Industries
in which he proves to his own satis
faction that labor unions are anarchis
tic organizations. Men like Kirby are
manufacturing anarchists pretty fast,
we admit, but not quite as fast as the
labor unions are malsing model citizens.
Honestly, we do mot believe that
under county option the . grass would
be any greener, wages any higher, the
sun any brighter or the vexed problem
of liquor any nearer solution. There
fore we have to date "oeen unable to
wax enthusiastic over the county op
With three candidates for governor
in the field no man is compelled ' to
make choice between any two guber
natorial candidates. That's a point to
remember on election day.
After looking in vain for the name
of a single union man on either of the
old party tickets, The Wageworker
refuses to enthuse over polities this
The Ministerial Union of Omaha has
endorsed Candidate Aldrich For once,
at least, the Ministerial Union and
Tom Dennison are in hearty accord.
We rejoice very much , to note that
Candidate Aldrich is no longer show
ing a disposition to tear up the rail
Let us all fondly hope that Mr.
Thoniison feels better, now that he
has got that out of his system.
Candidate Dahlman either thinks he
has a pretty good hand or he is play
ing a four-flush to the limit.
Reports are to the effect that much
of Nebraska's rye will go atj least
seven gallons to the acre.
The wise politicians are not making
any political forecasts this campaign.
A LITTLE TALK ON THRIFT
Thrift is the mother of Independence He is thrifty
who spends less than he earns. He who spends more than
he earns stores up trouble. Thrift is a habit easy to acquire.
Once acquired it means independence. We help you form
the habit, and actually pay you for forming it. Make up"
your mind to save a certain amount out of every wage check.
Cash the check with us and leave a part. We pay you for
saving with us. While you are adding your deposits we are
paying you Four Per Cent interest thereon.. Interest is a
wonderful thing. It works night ancf day. A dollar a week '
saved means a home in a few years. Come in and let us
: explain our system.
AMERICAN SAVINGS BANK
132 NORTH 11TH ST.
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Named for Lincoln
Made in Lincoln
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Test of the Oven
Test of the Taste
Test of Digestion
Test of Quality
Test of Quantity
Test f Time
Test it Proves Best
Demand Liberty Flour and take no other. If your grocer '
does not handle it, phone us about it.
H. O. BARBER & SON
SCHAUPP COAL CO.
For Cooking and Heating.
The Dr. Benj. F. Baily Sanatorium
For non contagious obronio diseasee. Larg t. best ,
quipped, meet beauttfclly furnished.
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