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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (Oct. 28, 1910)
bing the metropolis of the state, is entitled: to one, senator.; .
But not now, under the circumstances. Far be it from so !
; -.Seiia tor Durkett voted against reducing the duty, on- sewjiij
machines that protects a monopoly that has paid 3Q( pei- cent
cash dividends during the last four. or five years, to say nothing
of. stock dividends of practically 300 per cent. -The Singer
Sewing Machine Co. is an infant industry" that: isqnite big;
enough and strong enough to whirl theigJ p. tintf fibers "
around its head like a small boy swings a dead rat tied to a
string.. - - --. -. - -- .. ----- -.-
And Mr. AVhedon continues to impale the senior senator
upon the points of the barbed wire that the senator helped to
keep the duty up on. -
Lincoln democrats are not saying much about the mayoralty
cpntest , next spring, although the republicans are showing
some activity. Mayor Love will be asked by adinirng friends
to stand, for re-election, and Mr. Quiggle has a. host of friends .
boosting for him. Perhaps the democrats are figuring that the
city will be under the commission system, before that time;
anyhow, so what's the use. But if the present system is main
tained there are surface indications to the., effect that Robert ,
Malone would not be averse to tryng for the job again, arid
there are a Ipt of men willing to pull their coats and work for,;,
him. :-. - - .
The good women who are responsible for Nebraska's excel
lent child labor law should take to themselves the compliment
paid to the franiers of that law by a writer in the current issue
of the Ladies' Home Journal. The writer in question says that
Oklahoma has the best child labor law as it has the best gen- ,
eral labor laws of airy state in the Union, and then asserts
that this is due to the fact that the Oklahoma law is made up
of. the best features of the child labor laws of Illinois, Nebraska -arid
New York Nebraska has a model child labor law. The -trouble
is that while so many judicial officers are heartily in
favor of the law, those, who are in favor of its enforcement are
seemingly mighty hard to find. The deputy labor commissioner ,
has proved two violations recently, but in one case the defend- -ant
was dismissed upon a technicality raised by the court it
self, and in the other case the defendant was dismissed because
the court didn't think that the violation amounted to a great
deal. In other words the court in the latter case thought like
the young lady who became the mother of a child outside of
wedlock. She excused herself on; the . ground that it was a
mighty little baby, anyhow.- . r ; ,
If the patchwork committee formed for the purpose of framing a
city charter for Lincoln is getting anywhere with its.work, it is man
aging to keep the fact very quiet. The two or three meetings that
received notice in the public, press revealed the fact that the un
wieldy committee was so hopelessly split up that there seemed; little
chance for its arriving at any conclusion worth while. . The people of
Lincoln are ready for a commission form of government, but they
are not ready for any compromises or makeshifts. If they must per
petuate the present system in one way or another, they prefer the
present, way.. But the charter committee would: profit by speedily
making up its collective mind to ne thing the charter it frames
up will have to stand the test of a referendum vote. There will be no
more chancing of jamming a charter through ' the legislature ithis
winter than there was of jamming the late uniamented charter
through the legislature 'of 1909. , ,, ......
Two things Nebraska needs alsove all else a new constitution that
will fit a great and growing state,and a condification of its now badly
jumbled up laws. Nebraska with a million and a half of: people is .,
doing business under a constitution framed for a state of 200,000
people by men meeting under grasshopper conditions and without
any idea that the state would ever have over half a million people,
all of them engaged in tilling the soil or raising cattle. Nebraska's
yearly output of manufactured products now exceeds what the
framers of the state constitution thought would be the utmost limit
of agricultural an'd live stock production.
The Aldrich-Cahnon tariff has been in force about a year, perhaps
a little less. In that time-the price of farm products has 'decreased-'
something like 25 per cent., and the price of manufactured' products
h&s increased from 10 to 30 per cent. Men who beldeye that a pro
tective tariff, will make wool grow on hydraulic, ram will also be
lieve that the- tariff whicK makes, .raw" po-djitc3t?,.S.e wjU' iuiake,
goods manufactured from these raw products lower' ,1 v - r-
The Only Safe Route
There are no sidepaths, no tunnels,
no short ' cuts in acquiring " money
and property. '
Men have gone over the same route ,
for centuries and ther is no way '
open to any of us but the steady,
conservative and matter of fact
Save money and you will have it.
Even squirrels save for the time
when they cannot work.
Bees do the same. " " V
Both are hard workers
more than they consume.
4 Of Interest Paid
O on Savings
or mo. e will start you
right, at This Bank.
AMERICAN SAVINGS BANK
132 NORTH 11 TH ST.
FOR A GOOD LINE OF
UNION MADE SHOES
Call On The Lincoln Shoe Co.
We carry a complete line of Men's. Women's, Boys'
Girls' and Children's Shoes; made of -the s best quality .of
material and our service of fitting is experienced and the
. best. : . -A ;. ' i ' i f :'
' We are selling $6.00 shoes for $4,85, $5.00
shoes for $3.95, $4.50 shoes for $3.45, $3.50 shoes
for $2.95, $3.00 shoes for $2.45, and $2.50 shoes at
$1.95. . ' ''::. '"- --iV,: .
Lincoln Shoe C(h
1144 0 Street
First Trust and Savings Bank
Owned by Stockholders of First National Bank
The Bank for The Wage Earners
Interest Paid at Four Per Cent -"
I39outb Eleventh ' v Lincoln, Nebraska
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