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) HOW DO THEY LIVE? "
Some highly interesting in
formation comes to us in the last
bulletin of the" Nebraska , state
bureau of labor.
It seems thai the average
monthly cost of living for wage
earners in that state is $57.22, and
the average monthly earnings of
male employes in the state tis
$59.05. . '
Evidently the wage earners of
Nebraska are rich beyond the
dreams of avarice.
Here are all the plain people' in
that great and glqrious state
earning on the averafge the tre
mendous sum of $l.'90r every day,
and keeping their families von it J
and having, atthe end of each
month the great sum of $1.83
surplus with which to buy auto
mobiles or such like trifles.
' But the really and truly inter
esting part of the bulletin is in a
little piece of information tacked
on to its obscure end.
"In the city of Omaha," says
the bulletin, "the cost of living
exceeds the monthly earnings of
wage earners by $8 every month,
and in the city of Lincoln by $6
We are filled with intense cur
iosity to know how the wage
earners and their families live in
the cities of Omaha and Ne
braska Do they take a length of gas
pipe and go out and slug promi
nent citizens once a month -to
make up that deficit of $3 and $6
Qf are the wage, earnjys of
Omaha and Nebraska forced to
sell the labor-of their children to
greedy industry. ' '
Or do they and their families
simply starve for one week in
Whatever they do, it is now
perfectly plain to us why it is
that Big Business and' the Big
Business newspapers are so
frightfully indignant when wage
earners strike for a livhtg wage.
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"Don't you know, my son,"
said a gentleman who had been
stopped by an old man begging,
"that fortune knocks tmce at
every man's door?" "Yes," said
the old man, "he knocked at my
door once, but I was out, and ever
since then he has sent his daugh
ter." "His daughter? What do
you mean?" "Why, Miss For