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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (Nov. 11, 1910)
Good women, for heaven's sake have your fares or your transfers
ready in your hands when you board the cars!
The man who is seeking light on the liquor question will have to
go further than figures to find it. Louisville, Ky., wetter than a
sponge in a brimming bath tub gains in population practically the
same percentage as Lincoln, Xebr., dryer than a dray load of sand
in the middle of Sahara. South Omaha, with a saloon to each 400
inhabitants, loses in, population. York, that never had a saloon
within its corporate limits, gains nicely. Iowa, with near-prohibition,
loses heavily in population, while wet Colorado gains splen
didly. Prohibition Oklahoma grows by leaps and bounds, and pro
hibition Kansas is content to hold her own. Wet Chicago is grow
ing like a green bay tree, and so is prohibition Columbia, S. C. All
the time you put in listening to statistics from advocates of either
side of the liquor question is merely that much time wasted.
Charles Spearman, who has been engaged in the banking business
at Springfield, Nebr., for many years, has emigrated to Scottsbluff
county. This means that Scottsbluff county has gained a citizen
whft will start something woi-th while every now and then. When
Spearman first came to Nebraska he did not come on the velvet
cushions. On the contrary he came by the box car route, and when
he debarked near Springfield at the request of a hard hearted
brakeman he didn't have enough money to flag a bread wagon.
But he was really looking for work and he found it. He got a job
as a farm hand, made good at it, saved his money and soon had some
land of his own cheap land then, but worth its little old hund
red an acre now. He married a charming woman who helped along.
And right there in little old Springfield, in little old Sarpy, Charley
Spearman has made good. Now he goes to a new country because
he wants his boys, fine manly young fellows, to grow up with the,
country. There are a lot of mighty good people in the Scottsbluff
country, but when the Spearmans locate there the average of intelli
gence, enterprise, thrift and good citizenship is going to be raised.
Is the proposition to make a park out of Wyuka cemetery made
in earnest, or is it a joke? If made, in earnest it ought to be
squelched instanter. If made as a joke it is in mighty poor taste.
God 's Acre is sacred ground. Those of us who have buried loved
ones in God's Acre will not consider patiently any proposition
to have the sacred dust above those loved ones desecrated by joy
parties and picnic dinners and rag time music. If Lincoln can not
provide ample park facilities without turning Wyuka into a pleas
ure resort, then in God's name let Lincoln do without park facilities.
The attempt by Mr. Burkett's campaign managers to use the
Nebraska Federation of Labor for partisan political purposes was
very quickly and very properly squelched. The Federation may
be made a powerful factor in bettering the condition of labor in
Nebraska, but not by lending itself to party politics. The minute
it begins that sort of thing it might as well begin winding up its
The splendid building now being erected at Fourteenth and M
streets by the Bankers' Life Insurance Co. is merely one of a score
of similar buildings that could and would be erected in Omaha and
Lincoln if the money spent for insurance by Nebraskans was spent
with the reliable insurance companies organized and managed by
Nebraska men right here in Nebraska. The man who investigates
and ascertains the vast amount of money annually drained from
Nebraska by eastern insurance companies, is appalled at the am
ount. It should be kept right here at home and used in the de
velopment of Nebraska.
. Again, if all the cigars smoked by resident Nebraskans were
manufactured in Nebraska as they could.be it would mean the
retention of millions of dollars now sent out of the' state, to say
nothing of furnishing employment to three or four thousand more
cigarmakers at good wages 'vfho would make their homes in Ne
braska. An ordinary cigar costs only a nickel, but thirty million
of them cost $1,500,000. A good cigar costs but a dime, but twenty
five million cost $2,500,000. :And more than 55000,000 cigars are
smoked in Nebraska every year that were not made in Nebraska.
That simply means that more-than $1,000,000 that might be paid
in wages to Nebraska workmen is paid to Avo'rkmen in the east
and south, and never finds' its. way back "to Nebraska.
And we skin a couple of million hides from Nebraska steers every
year, ship the hides east to be tanned into leather and made into
THINK THIS OVER!
Works when you work. ' '
Works when you are asleep.
Works for you all the time.
Interest on the money you deposit with us is
always on the job in your behalf.
By dealing with us you cultivate the habit of
thrift, and the habit of thrift means comfort
in after years.
Get in the habit of saving a certain proportion
of your wages each week or month. Deposit
this with us and let it earn 4 per cent interest
tor you. It's a splendid habit,; and we help
cultivate itand to your mutual profit. Four
per cent interest paid on deposits. Ten years,'
successful business record is our guarantee of
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$7.75 Per Ton
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Owned by Stockholders of First National Bank
The Bank for The Wage Earners
Interest Paid at Four Per Cent
139 South Eleventh ' Lincoln, Nebraska-
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