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TURKS AND THE R GOVERMENT.
An English corres ot.der.t who ac
companied the Turkish army when it
conquered the Greeks expressed greut
admiration fur .the remarkable powers
of endurance displayed by the Turkish
soldiery and also for their self-restraint
and moderation. His views were much
like those of a young Australian sur
geon who was on the Turkish medical
staff during the war between Turkey
and Russia and who expressed himself
It is right to say that my experience
of over two years among the Turks
proved to me that the estimate formed
of their character by other reputedly
more civilized nations was entirely
false and misleading. That there was
a large amount of corruption in the
officialdom of Turkey at that time was
no doubt true, but the real samples of
national character, the man in the
rank and file of the army, I found to
be simple-minded, courteous, honorable
and honest in time of peace, while
braver men on the battlefield than
those who fought under Osrnan Pasha
at I'levna are not to be found in
such testimony as this indicates why
the Turk remains such an important
factor in the great gathering of races
around Constantinople. He might be
dispossessed by one of the strong
powers of Europe if the others would
consent, but he is by no means a con
temptible savage. Nor is ho deficient
i:i virtues. He is praised not for his
fortitude alone. Let us quote again:
"When the men were dismissed they
would scamper off like so many school
boys and indulge in all kinds of games
with the keen joy of living and the
u::b!unted faculties of ;;ensation which
are seldom found in the alcohol drinkers
of other nations." These men fairly
represented the Turkish people. They
were not passionate or cruel. They
were, tobcr, moderate, and submitted
readily to discipline.
When we turn from such sketches to
the question of government it will be
seen that much may be reasonably ex
pected of a good government in which
the virtues of the people are repre
cented. If corrupt rulers could be dis
placed by honest ones there might, in
deed, be a far-reaching revolution that
would result in many notable reforms.
penses ef the governor will enable him
to pay hi i conpaign exposes und to
visit all of the democratic . clubs in Ne
braska or other states of the union
whether thty are ran.ed nfter him or
At Saliria, Kan., Governor Shailen
bergtr tol 1 the democratic assembled
around a banquet board tint democracy
had "made good in Nebraska," and
since the manner in which his fare was
paid to that to.vn has become known,
no one in Nebraska doubt his state
ment. Lincoln Journal.
believe the violation of the game law j HER AWFUL DREAM
shu!il go unpunished or le tolerated,
nor io we bcU-ve other violations of '
the law should go unnoticed. Don't at-
tempt to dodge the isne Mr. Journal;
man. Why not condemn adultery and,
prjstitut:on? Why not? Why not? j
Why not condemn gambling? Why not? :
Why not? Why not condoinn "boo:.e i
j :nts? vYhyp.it? Wnyiiut'.' j
MRS. ESTERBROOK FELATCS
TALE OF WOE.
..... iiimt, u iitinil to n. e. until I
':..,! on Mii'.c t!u iv:s hilow.
"We;;. I writ n alone Ihnni-h
:!os,- awlul woods and finally cane to
a !i :i;;;ilnl H'n-IUe California or
Tid.i or tin Caid. n of Kilt n, anil
losing ihi-inifih it I roadie.! a great
I'odl j.ll white and wttli colonial pit
Mr. Esterb'ook Alio Interested in Hii
Wife't Adventurej in Slumber. 1
lard Vision Breaks OH st
an Interesting Point. j
When Governor Shallenberger went
to Salina, Kansas, last week to deliver
a political address before the demo
cratic clubs of Saline county, Kansas,
he impartially charged to his republi
can constituents and democratic constit
uents in this state the price of his
railroad fare and hotel expenses. He
paid his fare by tearing a strip
from a mileage book bought with pub
lic funds. It any one objects to this
it is a sign that the people are hard to
please, or at least half of them are
hard to please. Formerly state offi
cers rode on free passes. A republican
legislature passed a law making it un
lawful to give or receive a free pass.
Then the state officers were given
mileage books bought with public
funds and everybody was happy till it
began to be reported that state officers
were using transporation for private
purposes. This caused trouble because
the constitution fixe.i the salaries of
officials of the state and says they shall
not receive to their ow n personal use
"perquisites of office or othvr compen
sation." The expenses of the political trip the
governor made to Kansas was paid for
out of state funds under u rule adopted
by the governor. This rule is that
when he is invited to any pla"c, in or
out of the state and would not have
been invited to such place if he were
not governor, the expenses must bo
footed by the taxpayers of Nebraska.
This definition of an olliciul trip is new
in this state, but it will be enforced as
long as the auditing officers honor the
This rule for the payment of ex-
Tn"5 other day in the senate the en
joyment cf the Republicans grew out
of a defence of the Dingley lumber
schedule by Senator Simmons of North
Carolina. He was prepared for embar
rassing interruptions, however, and
was ready w ith his answer that the
Dingley rate was only a fair revenue
tariff. Later in his speech he seemed
to have misgivings, for he ended by
declaring that nobody could t.xpect the
Republican party to depart frm its
principles in framing the tarilT bill,
and, of course, as the Republicans
wen; bound to keep a duty on luml e.
he wouldn't be so carping a critic as
to urge them to abandon it.
Hacon of Georgia was drawn into the
discussion in support of Simmons, and
when Durkett of N'ebsasta twitted him
about the Denver platform he said that
he didn't consider himself bound by
"It was made over niht," l'aeon
said, "and I do not consider that it
defines my Democracy for me."
The Republicans laughed and Uever
idge asked whethed Simmons was not a
member of the committee on resolu
tions that drafted the platform. Sim
mons admitted that he wa?, and hurried
on with his speech.
Nebraskans will observe the remark
able similarity of this remark to the
denuncistion by democratic Senator
Ransom in the state legislature of his
party's state platform when he mis
takenly thought it advocated the initia
tive and referendum.
It is well known that democratic
platforms are not made to stand cn,
but to try to get in on.
i Ri'T why not gambit? ask some.
Why not play for prizes, or for small
'stakes? Indeed, why not play for big i
stakes, if one is willing to take the
i ehan.ces? It is a fair game so long as
nobody cheats Sometimes you win,
j sumetin.es you lost-, with all honesty,
j And it makes til,' game ever so much
j more interesting. Why not?
That the answer to this question is
j not immediately p'a'n is seen in the
j fact that churches u-el to gamble.
I That is, they used to raise money by
! lotteries, and th- lottery is a form of
giubliiig, I cause it is a game of
j chance whose attraction is in the hope
! of getting something for nothing. The
"They were daiulrj; In thr bin hall,
ii. i i wilt In and danced until a man
!;h u pi luted xcllow heard came up
:i: ii salii:
" 'You look like ii i oiislii nf iiln
"I wouldn't till that dream before Mt"d lie t., il jit It ou ki.ev how to
(ilea'ifasi for SlO.000.tMM."' v.-.i.l num.. 1 lives 1 'lie.! n.'i.l., ' ..... i I
,r ( . mr ii it i, II 111 J
with finanilal pie went over to H lil mirror, and Hob.
"Hi'sh," commented Mr. 1-y.tet brook.
! "Anyway, breakfast is almost ready,
I Lucy. know what's the niaMer with
my safety razor. I must have bent It
! when I dropped it In the washbowl."
! He tenderly fdt a row of sciatehcs
! on his face that sunpested recent dis-
pute with a woods cut.
j Hui ln breakfast M,s. Ksterbn ok
maintained a sober silince. Hut it was
what do yon suppose hud on
"Smoking Jacket? Kliuouo?" sug
P'sio'l her husband drjly.
"No, sir," she said. "I had on that
old crepe de chine I wore at Mamie's
wedding. Think of my being there In
that miss, Hob-two seasons behind
the tlmea. Wasn't it horrible?"
Mr. Ksterhtook started to say some
thing. He choked and rose.
Awful, he remarked. Terrible. It
Clean Playing Cards.
Spirit of camphor Is a good thins
to use in keeping packs of cards In
spotless 'inwlitlon. If the cards are
rot too badly soiled, rub them with
speiife dipped In the camphor, ami
the foimer fie-di appearance of tho
pasteboard wi!l be rerlored.
Lawtuit Over a Hen.
A lawsuit about the ownership of
a hen lu:s Just been brought to a r!os
at Hamburg, after a whole year, hr
the uuespected death of the bird. Th
value cf the lien wim only 75 rents,
but the law tests have amounted to ai
plain that the dream desired greatly ! must have been fearfullv embarrass
to rise and display Itself. It clam- j ing ; hut did they ever recover mv
ored inwardly to be hoard. j body?"
At Inst, when Mr. Kstoilnook had ! "I don't know." confessed his wife,
carefully folded his napkin in the way "I woke up before we tot to that. Hut
Mrs. Ksterbrook alwaM Hi;i.l it 1 wasn't it an awful dieain?"
shouldn't be folded, she rested both! ,m,.,v wlM ,,,. hslmll()
: lbows on tho table and bon.t.. I strnliK Into his ovorcoat.-Ualvts
Hob, she said. "It was an awful1 ton Nous.
d:eain. You and 1 wire lost In the' .
churches did not see, for n long time, .mountains where we were last Mini I
that there was anything wrong about j T' ,V, w"lk,,l "" I The Insanity Plea.
... .... . . j , rlmibed and climbed, and slipped on j "Sir." said the young woman, with
gambling. Neither did tho ce.legis. , smooth places, and lunmcd bottomless! wlo.t seen . ,1 ... be indu..,:,,!.,..
They have learned better by exper-, I'I'h-O. it was awful!"
ience. They have seen the effects of B?,,r; '""''I'""' K';'"'' '" J""!
J : cation that he was listening', but kept
gambling upon character. They have! his eye on an attractive item In Un
observed that while the taking ( f -paper beside his plate.
chances is at fr;t a. .leasar.t diversion. . ,H,,' iiiuimi ma wire. "I
taking of a drug. And becoming a
habit, it wastes time, it weakens the
What is it in the nature of man
kind tint makes one so thoughtless
ly heedles of the laws of the state
and nation? The state spends money
and lots of it for the enactment
and enforcements of its laws, and
yet people violate them every Jay,
and why? Take for instance the
game law. Why do people continue
the practice after the law has clos
ed the season and those who are
conscientious and right minded have
p it the old gun back in the corner
to wait the next season. This viola
tion is very noticable at times here
in this vicinity, as well as in other
towns where there are streams and
ponds which afford a lighting place
for ducks and geese. The open sea
son for ducks and geese closed April
5th, yet nearly every day you see
from one to a dozen fellows hunt
ing ducks. It is true that hunting
is better after the season closes,
but only for the reason that those
' who wish to see the laws of the
state respected are willing to quite.
The law is very broad in its meaning-it
doesn't pick out one man or
a dozen men and say that they shall
not hunt; it speaks in the collective
sense of the word and mentis every
body. Why not everybody abide
by the laws and make the law really
worth while?-I'lattsmouth Journal.
Did it not cost just as much to pass
laws against adultery, prostitution,
gambling.and "booze joints" (by "booze
joints" we do not mean lawful saloons)
as it cost to pass game laws? Are not
the commission of these acts just as
much crimes as shooting a duck out of
season? The commission of the crimes
we have noted are just as numerous as
the violations of the game laws. Why
does the Journal jump on to the poor
devil with the gun and never condemn
the other crimes? Why? Why? Why?
The poor devil with the gun is not a
part of the Journal's gang. We do not
!' Hnuori Hint nlmriKt .nt ..... .Hit
it tends to become a habit, like the into an awful cbiisiii .nol vm. ie:i, io.,i
out and rauuht inr, and then von
..ii i i . . . . . .
Mippeo, una ueiore i could reach you fairs a
yoil Went down down down inile 1 ...... a. ...I
sense of responsibility, it lower ideal?,
it gives a distaste for the? necessary,
occupations of the comtno!! day, it
develops the rpirit of avarice, it breeds
fever in the blood, and it tends strongly
toward u breaking down of the distinc
tion between right and wrong. No
business house will knowingly employ a
man who gambles.
It was once considered eminently re
spectable to get drunk at dinner. The
ladies did not do it, but tin? gentlemen
The young man looked embarrassed
"Yes, I did kiss you," he admitted,
"but I was impulsively insane,"
"That means that a man would be a
lunatic to kiss me?"
"Well, any man of discretion would
be just craz.? to kiss you."
This seemed to ease the strain, and
no jury being present to muddle af-
Mitlsfactory verdict was
I'hlludi Iphia Ledger.
The appetite of a whale Is wonder
ful. Ills cbli f diet consists of Jelly
fish. He has simply to open hist
mouth and paddle along liisurely In
order to take in Jellyfish bv the cait
load. Such Is the method adopted by
the whalebone whale. The sperm
whale, on the contrary, captures lingo
shoals of fish, welnhlnn often several
tons. I.Ike his brother, the whalelMimj
whale he must be constantly on th
lookout for food. Otherwise ho would
starve. As many as 14 seals have ieeti
taken from a III) feet "killer." Othei
fishes of enormous appetites are not
uncommon. The bluellsh, fof examplo
thrives on sardines and other small
fish. Most curious of all eaters is the
hydra, a strange creature that can he
turned inside out without Iniparlnff
Its appetite or Its power to eat.
Small Quarters for Moses.
Donald is fond of Hible stories. His
auntie was relating to him the story
of Mosea In the basket of bulrushes,
when he earnestly Inquired:
"Did he ever grow to be a man?"
"Yes," hp was told.
"A reat big man?"
Donald remarked Incredulously,
"Well I'd a thought he'd a busted the
did regularly. Mr. I'ickwick and his i f
friends are illustrations. Every com-' t
petent butler was trained in the art of , J
getting his master out from under the J
table and finally into bed: he took j J
lessors in the fiM aid to the intoxi- j 1
cated. lhen the thing became bad: J
form. The potent spell of those two i JJ
words banished it like the malediction j J
of a master of megic. . j 1
A like fate overtook tho old fashion i J
of gambling among gentlemen. Men I Jj
of mature life and honorable position i
played cards for money. It was as i I
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common as cards. Hy a convenient
convention among people "in society" jJ
the debts of the canl-:able were ac-,
counted debts"of honor." The gambler
must be paid at any sacrifice, the
gvueer might wait. Then one day
gambling was put under the ban at the
clubs. It became bad form. Presently
it hid itself behind locked doors and
listened for the police. It became an
The Journal's man Friday is having
: ..!. . t I :.. 1
a serious iuuo.n ui iiynieim iieiuusi: i
we condemn vice in plain works. We
are not surprised. Even to hear the i J
truth spoken sometimes gives some j JL
fellows spasms. A grand jury would !
doubtless give a lot of other fellows a j t
trip to a sanatariutn, at least they j
might leave town for a while. i JL
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