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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (Nov. 11, 1910)
for $810 each. The mechanic paid for his in four years from his
savings: He built a cottage thereon at a cost of $2,700, which is
still mortgaged for $1,500. While that mechanic has been paying
taxes on $3,500 worth of property the speculator has been paying
taxes on $810. The other day the speculator sold his lot for $2,000.
The one makes $1,180 without having added any value whatever
to the community. The other is fined for having struggled and
saved and sacrificed to make Lincoln a larger and more beautiful
city. In other words, our antiquated tax laws put a premium on
lack of enterprise,-and fine a man for being thrifty enough to build
a home and add to the beauties of a city.
There is just one way to put a stop to the personal abuse of can
didates for public office, and that is for the slandered candidates
to resort to the libel laws and put a crimp in the slanderers. The
fact that a man is running for public office should not make him
the target for lies and calumny. The public is entitled to know
the truth about the men who seek to serve in official capacity, but
the candidates are entitled to protection. Mr. Aldrich is either
unfit to be governor or he has been cruelly libeled. If the latter
he owes it to himself and to the decent people of the state to prose
cute the libelers. What is true of Mr. Aldrich is equally true of
Mr. Dahlman and Mr. Hitchcock. Tie cinching of a few libelers
would tend greatly to stop a practice that has already grown be
yond all bounds. '
An attempt to stampede Mr. Bryan's meeting at the auditorium
in Omaha a week ago was a failure. We would pause right here
to denounce the indecency of that Omaha audience were it not for
the fact that we haven't forgotten an equally indecent attempt
to stampede a meeting at the Lincoln auditorium last spring dur
ing the "wet" and "dry" fight. The fact of the matter is, human
nature is about the same in Lincoln that it is in Omaha.
. Because Mr. Bryan, fourteen years ago, declared that prices were
too low, and is now insisting that prices are too high. Mr. jRoose
velt accuses him of demagagy. Yet the fact remains that fourteen
years ago prices were too low and prices are too high now. We
will admit, however that fourteen years has wrought no shrinkage
in the collosal egotism of Theodore Roosevelt, nor raised his aver
age of veracity.
Now that we have emerged from an uncalled-for fight over
county option, let us prepare to have it all over again. The de
feated faction is going to appeal to the referendum right where
the question should have been left in the first place. .
What Nebraska needs above all things else right now is publicity,
secured through a well equipped and well financed publicity bureau
connected with the Bureau of Labor and Industrial Statistics. . Jt
is not a job for a partisan, but for a trained advertising man. Such
a man will cost money. We suggest for the position a gentleman,
who knows the business both ways from the middle, Will A. Camp
bell, chief of the publicity bureau of the Omaha Commercial Club.
No matter what salary the state pays him and it will have to pay
him a good one if it gets him the state will profit by the deal.
A short time ago a state official had occasion to visit one of the
retail shoe stores in Omaha, not for the purpose of making a pur
chase, but to attend to some state business. While in there he saw
five Lincoln women purchase shoes, several of the women purchas
ing more than one pair. Four of the women were wives of mem
bers of the Lincoln Commercial Club, whose motto is "Let us all
.work together for Lincoln." ,
The North Twenty-fifth and Randolph cars connect with the
Cemetery cars at Twenty-fifth and O streets. As a result there
is usually a rush for the Cemetery cai's east bound at Twenty-fifth,
especially between 7 :30 and 8 p. m., when the theatre and picture
show crowds are in motion. Here is a typical scene : Men gallantly
stand aside to let women on ahead. Eirst woman mounts platform,
opens handbag, removes purse, opens purse, fumbles for trans
fer, finds transfer, hands transfer to conductor, closes purse, re
turns it to handbag, closes handbag, then enters car and allows
another woman to go through the same operation. Result : Annoy
ing delay, muttered curses from waiting passengers of male per
suasion, cranky conductor and a gradually killing off of the cour
tes.v that American men are in the habit of showing womankind.
Named for Lincoln
Made in Lincoln
IJH.0.6ARBER & SONS
Test of the Oven
Test of the Taste
Test of Digestion
Test of Quality
Test of Quantity
Measured by Every
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
Named Shoes are Often Made
in Non-Union Factories:
Do Not Buy Any Shoe
no matter what the name unless
it bears a plain and readable
impression of this Union Stamp.
All Shoes Without the Union Stamp are Non-Union
Do not accept any excuse for absence of the UNION STAMP
Boot and Shoe Workers Union
246 Sumner St., Boston, Mess.
JOHN F. TOBIN. Pres. , CHAS. L. BAINE, Sec.-Treaa.
WORKERS UNION f
uniohJJ stamp (
SCHAUPP COAL CO.
For Cooking and Heating.
The. Dr. Benj. F. Qaily Sanatorium
For non-contagious cbroni$ diseases. Largest, best
- equipped, most beautifully furnished.
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