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to the monumental figure of a dollar a" day. Labor organizations
were merely benevolent societies, and the thought of striking for
higher wages had just taken root. The only occupation that paid
big money was slave smuggling, which, despite all the laws, was car
ped on with little molestation.
The first steamboat went down the Ohio from Pittsburg. Prior
to that they built boats in Pittsburg, floated them down to New
Orleans, or to Nashville, and there abandoned them. That gave the
boat building in Pittsburg a never ending stream of customers.
The Methodist Episcopal conference voted down a resolution
prohibiting their preachers from selling whisky and 'beer. The first
American missionaries were sent to foreign lands, going to Asia.
The army canteen was introduced, "a gill ,of rum, whisky or brandy
is made a part of the regular daily rations of each soldier."
Travelers did not send picture postals to the folks back home,
postal cards not having been invented. There was no registered
mail, and no special delivery mail. To send a letter composed of a
single piece of paper under 40 miles cost 8c; if it went over 500 miles
the postage was 25c. But if the letter weighed an ounce, four times
those rates were charged.
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1 The Proposal.
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2 Asking: Mamma
Happy, Happy New Year;
One think I pray
Don't increase my appetite
Unless you raise my pay!
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3 Mamma Says No.
4 Looking for a Job