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OCO. O. CANON. Editor.
N Allllt SON, - NEBRASKA
UEBRASKA NEWS NOTES,
people donated IJ07.21 fol
cases of smallpox have been
The new Irrigation ditch In Scotts
Bluff county is In full operation.
The Fremont firemen will hold tfceli
laawal picnic at West Point June 10.
A Brown county farmer killed twenty
rattlesnakes while plowing In one day
July 1 the postoffices of Franklin an?
Blooaimgton will be presidential offices.
The Nellgh Loyal Mystic Legion will
give a basket picnic at Kearney June S
Towns grasshoppers are making thelt
appearance In large numbers around
The Nellgh flour mill has shinned its
third carload of flour to England with
in a month.
T. T. Worran of the Charpell Register
disposed of his paper to Babcock
WHY MR. BRYAN CANNOT ABAN
DON SILVeR QUESTION.
It Would Not Be "Practical Poll
tics" Mr. Metcalfe Says, for the
Democratic Leader to Ignore the
Issue Whicii Was So Prominent
In the Heateft Presidential Cam
paign Four Years Ago.
Qrafluatrns; exercises nf the Calhoun
srbool will be held Thursday even.
Xfrtttnfnw struck the Nnrweelan Lu
theran church at Hartlngton, doing
tot little darn a re
Bennett wis discovered dead
fa wis Vhttt gt Fairmont. Death was
-we to lseart disease.
ferry boat across the Nlo-
near Verdi eTee saves an
drive of fifteen miles.
Worthesst Nebraska Crand Armv
snT the 'Republic reunion will be held at
July 10. 11, 12 and 13.
. 7. TCmnedy of Nebraska City sailed
Seattle on the 2Sth for the -gold
In and about Nome City.
ogeltans. a farmer near Dodge.
from the effects of Injuries sus-
by falling from a buggy
Kerns of Culbertson was fined
costs for the "surrectltlous'
of water from the Culbertson canal.
Small wood of Arcadia, sails for
June 9. In response to a ca-
announcing the death there of
L. A. Schefer was arrested at
on the charge of abortion In
nsaaectlon with the death of Mrs. Mag
Sjhat Greater . ; - i
'Oerrng, Scotts Bluff county. Is being
to Scotts Bluffs and the usual
wn-out struggle over a town
fight is off.
tte Old Settlers association of Pal
ryra will hold Its annual reunion June
14. The Rlverton, la., woman's band
A, taaap explosion caused at fire In
the residence of Mrs. H. H. Stnska at
sPatrsnont, which totally destroyed the
feessse and contents.
Harrtsburg had a wild animal exhibit
tin other day, when a wild cat and a
' doaen coyotes captured were given
of the city.
Amot, superintendent of city
at Harward has handed his
Ion to the board of education
in business elsewhere.
At the preliminary bearing, at Alll-
f Mathews for the murder of
O. Walt, the ' prisoner waived an
in and was held to the die-
city treasurer of Lincoln will
advertise for the sale of S17f,M0
bonds, by which means the
expects to save the municipality
tatte Mlgbbornood of $1,700 a year
At npweial election at Plslnvlew the
proposition for building a new
wdhteei house was defeated by a
wee f HUH. The cause of the de-
light vote and a wrangle
committee of the - Tort
report that Tork citizens are
abacrtblng and that they will
it funds to carry on the
State Tournament ;0 atlng to
ta Tork and hang up some of
of Wayne aseaalted A.
gjgw g that place whtla he was sit-
C3rHi hotel porch at Emerson. The
Eaww et of a saloon license
. -Way. Berry was one of
"f " " ttgmi a remooetraat
lawae f a license.
a hhei Mtt has been com-
Its the dtstrlet eoart at Madison.
" L.l-MHk Sehwede la plaintiff and
1 $ Mnf Jaeaph Weber defend-
V lt aarttea are alt residents of
ti the ptJoa It la set forth
rfii nimiwv aad
1 trr C etsfSater
(New Tork Journal.)
Richard L. Metcalfe, editor of the
Omaha Worid-Herald. has written for
the Journal the following analysis of
the attitude assumed by William J.
Bryan on the money question in the
present campaign. Mr. Metcalfe is a
very Intimate persoal friend of Mr.
Bryan, and speaks with authority. He
presents to the democrats of the east
a lucid and forcible argument, showing
that, aside from personal convictions,
Mr. Bryan is forced to insist upon the
recognition of bimetallism as a living
ad dominant Issue by the very highest
considerations of political principle and
party policy. To abandon free silver
now, Mr. Metcalfe Bays, would be a
silly and suicidal act upon the part of
a leader who has risen from obscurity
to the very highest position in his
party purely through the popular con
fidence In him as a man absolutely sin.
fere In his beliefs and animated by
the single purpose of securing the
greatest good for the American people.
(By Richard L .Metcalfe, Editor of the
It Is dufflcult to understand why the
eastern democrats who urge Mr. Bryan
to abandon the cause of bimetallism
cannot obtain food for reflection in the
fact that every statement to the effect
that Mr. Bryan has abandoned the
cause is given special prominence in
the republican organs. Sifted down,
these "appeals to Mr. Bryan" reft upon
the plea of "practical politics." On this
line the wisdom of this advice may be
The strength of a public man is not
i thing which he may retain or dispose
f according to his own pleasure. Its
retention iepends upon merit. Those
who plead with Mr. Bryan seem to
imagine that his strength is due to his
personality. In truth, people have been
attracted to him by his eluquence and
his genial disposition, but they have
remained true to him because they be-1
Ileve in his sincerity, because they have
learned that his attitude toward public
questions is governed by his conscience
and his Ideas of what will best accom
plish the greatest good to the greatest
aumber. If these gentlemen could con
vince Mr. Bryan that he is wrong, then
sandid acknowledgment of his error
would be in line with "practical pol
itics." WOULD NOT BE PRACTICAL.
But these gentlemen do not hope to
ionvlnce Mr. Brian that he is in error:
rather do they say. We know you be
lieve in bimetallism at the ratio of
sixteen to one just as you did four
years ago. We do not ask you to
abandon your belief. We ask you sim
ply to avoid the question, and thus In
sure your election." Wouid ft be prac
tical politics for this man who has
risen to eminence and power because of
bis candor and honesty in dealing with
the public would it be practical pol
itics for this man to abandon the char
acteristics that have given him his
Keeping close to this question of
"practical politics," it may be intelli
gently maintained that the omission of
bimetallism from Bryan's platform
would not give to him one vote which
be would otherwise receive. Men who
ire willing 'to surrender every great
principle rather than yield the single
gold standard policy would not vote for
Bryan unless they believed that Bry
tn's views, as well as bis platform, had
undergone a marked change. Where Is
tbe man who believes that as President
Mr. Bryan would not exert every hon
orable effort to establish practical bi
metallism, even though tbe platform
makers had omitted that feature? Is It
not clear that unless these gentlemen
can convert Mr. Bryan to their view
of the money question It wHI not be
practical politics for Mr. Bryan to yield'
to their pleas? In other words, will In
telligent men Insist that In this en
lightened day tt would be "practical
politics" for the man who has obtained
public confidence by honesty and can
dor to seek public office by hypocrisy
CONSISTENT MAN WANTED.
Keeping close to this question of
"practical politics," is it not true that
many people have already turned, oth
ers are now turning, and others will
yet turp. In deep disgust from a white
house occupant who has changed and
shifted positions with every passing
breese? Weary and disgusted with
weakness and hypocrisy, will tbey not
be drawn Instinctively to a man in
whom there Is no weakness and no hy
pocrisy? At a time when, above all
other times, the American people will
year for consistency and stability In a
presidential candidate. Is It "practical
pontics" for the democracy to seek to
bestow upon Ita candidate the very
habits that have destroyed public con
fidence in the republican candidate?
Let these men who plead with Bryan,
sk themselves how this man has wen
his present place la public estimation
against thetr power and Influence. Tbey
wtn ftad the answer to be that the
that he can be neither frightened nor
Mr. Bryan has said that lit present
three questions money, trusts and Im
perialismare dividing public attention.
That is a fact of whL-h every observing
man must take cognizance. Men may
differ as to the relative Importance ot
these questions, but the man who has
become a hbnetallist through Intelli
gent Investigation cannot be madi to
believe that the money question holds
a subordinate place so far as concerns
the material welfare of this govern-;
ment, even though it be true that the
more attractive subjects of the Immedi
ate present ate being more generally
UiS cbsed by the people.
DJ MKT A LUSTS MEN OF PRINCIPLE
It is not Intolerance that blmetallisis
adhere to the principle of bimetallism.
They regard it as a great and practical
truth. No candid man would say an
other is Insincere because he advocates
a certain line of political policy. In
spite of the fact some gold standard
democrats have been ungenerous in
their designation of the men who advo
cate bimetallism, the latter must know
and cannot fail to admit that the great
body of men who favor the gold stand
ard are actuated by the purest of mo
tives. Many of these will support Mr.
Bryan in Woo, not because tliey Indorse
his position on the money question, but
in spite of that position. They must
know that the motive that prompts him
to reject their advice on this question
is the dominating motive of his life,
and that the same fidelity and determi
nation that characterizes his adherence
to a principle in which they believe him
to be right.
It Is fair to say that among those
who urge Mr. Bryan to abandon the
cause of bimetallism, there are various
men with various motives.
Some insist that the question has
been settled for at kast four years to
come; hence If elected Mr. Bryan could
have no power toward enacting this
principle into law. Those who regard it
In this light, then, need not fear the
results of Mr. Bryan's election. Reply
ing to a similar suggestion, a New
York paper recently said:
A LESSSON FROM 1S60.
"What will rational voters think of a
party which offers as a poison for pros
perity In 1900 the discredited quack
medicine which it prescribed for ca
lamity In 196? Though no actual harm
might result from the election of a
president upon such a plank, the re
publicans would gain great advantage
in being able to appeal to the fears of
the conservative, property-owning, and
wage-earning and wage-saving classes.
It Is these voters, and not the hide
bound partisans, who decide elections.
And such voters would' resent even 'a
threat to disturb, in a time of general
prosperity, and within one year afr
its settlement, the question which has
vexed politics and unsettled business
r the last thirty years. Why take
the risk when there is nothing to
9 ... ...
What did the rational voters of 160
think of the party that offered "the
discredletd quack medicine" ot lSiti?
Of the -96 electoral votes cast in VM.
the republican candidate received 111,
and of the popular vote bis opponent
had more than 4'Kj.OOO plurality. The
fundamental principles that thus met
ignominious defeat in 1S56 were tri
umphant four years later, the republic
an candidate receiving ISO of the !W3
electoral votes and a plurality exceed
ing VAs.W) of the popular vote. In IMS,
of the 101 electoial votes the re-pub-;
Hcan candidate received 233. Four!
years later, on the same Issue ae in
ISiS, the democratic candidate received j
277 of the 4-H electoral votes and 450,'WO I
plurality of the popular vote.
PEOPLE WILL NOT BE DECEIVED.
Oo not make a mistake by thinking
that the "conservative, property-own
ing, wage-earning end wage-saving
classes" can be deceived in 1900 as they
were deceived in 1S56. What has hap
pened to sustain their fears? What
has happened to vindicate the good re
suits of a permanent and general char
acter so freely predicted in lts&? Has
the real estate of the property owner
advanced In price, or la it not yet the
victim of the single gold standard,, a
policy that transforms money from Its
legitimate function and makes it prop
erty itself? Have the wage-earners ob
tained the benefits promised? Are they
to be consoled with the assurance that
the noise and bustle created by the
organization of trusts, the activity in
cidental to war, or the profits made by
speculators provide fulfillment to the
promise, "an honest dollar and a chance
to earn it." Are they to be thus con
soled when they know that wages have
not materially nor generally advanced,
while everything the wage-earner must
buy has increased, and Is Increasing In
price every day?
The newspaper quoted above, and
others Insisting that bimetallism be
abandoned, have repeatedly claimed
that not all of the t.SOO.OOO votes cast
for Mr. Bryan were so cast because of
his position ou the money question,
many of these votes going to Mr. Bry
an In spite of his position on that ques
tion. And then these same authorities
proceed cheerfully to take it for grant
ed that all of the 7,100.000 votea cast
for McKlnley were given as an in
dorsement of the single gold standard.
Bryan received (,MO,000 votea on a plat
form explicitly pledging bimetallism at
a stated "ratio
QUESTION- NOT DISPOSED OF.
McKlnley received 7.100.000 on a plat
form pledged to maintain the single
gold standard only until It could be
abolished by international agreement.
Even during that campaign it was
claimed by many republican orators
and organs that, the only hope for bi
metallism wse through the republican
party. Senators Chandler. Carter, Wol-
eott and other aald they favored bi-
jsetH WH htsa hecaaw they kaow asetaUiam, bat they refaaed to fallow
Senator Teller and his colleagues be
cause they believed bimetallism would
be accomplished finally through the re
publican party. Nor la It a secret tha
the rank and file nf the rrpubllca
party In the Middle States, and In som
of the westem states, were held In line
only on the plea that the republica
party mas In truth the better friend o
Now we arc asked to believe that the
question was disposed of in the cam
palgn 6f 1S96, at a time when the tw
great parties posed as friends of bl
metallism. Think of It. "a question
which has vexed politics for the pas
thirty years" is disposed of in one shoi
presidential campaign during which
campaign the two great contending
parties were pledged in favor of the
cause which they now declare to hav
been defeated in that contest!
TUB EAST CHALLENGED.
We challenge the authority whereby
you men of the east arsume a monop
oly of the practical wisdom of the day.
We challenge your wisdom when you
label the pathway of Inconsistency and
of hypocrisy as the pathway of piac
tkal politics. That may have been
practical politics during periods when
fundamental questions did not disturb
the mind of the public and agitate the
conscience of the Individual, but it is so
no longer. You may say that all of the
votes cast for McKlnley and Interna
tional bimetallism were and are In fa
vor of the tingle gold standard, and
that the few of the votes cast for Bry
an and Independent bimetallism were
actually In favor of that principle. In
truth, we may not now determine the
exact proKrtlon, but you Judge by the
returns of u,8, coupled with the be
trayal of at least the Implied pledges
of the successful party In that cam
laign. We Insist upon judgment In ac
cordance with the returns of M9. cou
pled with the platform pledges of all
parlies. By that Judgment and on that
basis we contend it ia more fair for u
to insist that the only votes cast In
1S'J6 for the gold standard were cast for
Palmer and But kner than for you to
say that the principle of bimetallism
was destroyed in 1S96 because a party
pretending to favor it was successful at
Returning to the analysis of the forces
that are pleading with Mr. Bryan, some
insist that the money question Is imma
terial. These should not ask Mr. Bryan
to abandon what he regards as a very
material question because they look
upon it as an Immaterial one.
TRUSTS AND IMPEHIALIPM.
Some who believe bimetallism to be
wrong and the single gold standard to
be right are earnestly opposed to trusts
and Imperialism and to many other In
iquities attaching to the McKlnley ad
ministration. These sincere men should
not find it diiflcult to choose between
McKlnley, who. In their opinion. Is
wrong on every other question, and
Bryan, who, In their opinion, is wrong
on only one question.
Finally, there Is another class urging
Mr. Bryan to abandon this cause who
are neither sincere, ignorant nor indif
ferent, but are, In fact, shrewd ukus
of the money trust. In searching for a
cere persons, one is involuntarily re-
dispofcition for these shrewd and lnsln-
irinded of the manner in which Stephen
A. Dougits aisrnitssed a Chicago crowd
that denied to him the riant of fie-
speech. One Saturday night Sir. Uoug-
iha stood on the partico of a Chlcarri
hotel and sought to adirexs a lariie
gathering ot men. His political oppo
nents in the crowd endearoi-fd to howl
him down. For several hours .Mr. Uouz-
as tried to make hims-lf heard, and
finally the midnight bell tolled. Mr.
Douglas drew his watch from his
Ijocket and. holding It in h!s hand., by
notion acnvinlsr.ed the crovid to silence.
For a moment quiet reigned. With
gTeat deliberation, Mr. Douglas said:
"For two hours and three-quarters I
have stood here endeavoring to exercise
the right of free speech. You have
thwarted me In my lawful purpose. It
if, now the sabbath day. I am going to
church, and you may go to h II."
In the campaign of 1909 the republic
an patty will follow a man who has
been false to every principle to which
he has at one time given endorsement,
who has been consistent only In his in
consistencies, who has designated one
path as "plain duty," only to immedi
ately follow the path of plain perfidy;
whose public utterances have been
platitudes and platitudes and platitudes.
THE CHAMPION OF TRUTH.
In the campaign of 100 the democ
racy will follow a man whose rise from
obscurity to a petition of eminence has
been due to his sincerity, his ability,
his firm adherence to truth and his con.
sistent attitude toward fundamental
principles. Against him are arrayed all
the forces that operate for class ad
vantage. On all questions but one all
men of the democratic party agree with
him. On that one question he repre
sents the sentiment of 80 per cent of
lh democrats. m that question he
stands as he has stood on sll ques
tions the uncompiomlslng champion of
the truth as he has learned the truth.
Ven mnv urge him to yield his convic
tions. Men may plead with him to deal
In platitudes, but the urging snd the
pleading will be In vain.
So far as concerns the democrats who
sincerely advocate the single gold
standard, the choice will lie between
McKlnley. with whnm they agree only
on one question, and Bryan, with whom
they disagree on a sigle question. The
choice will lie between a man of plati
tudes and a man who says what he
means and means what he "says, be
tween a man whose ear Is "tuned to
catch the slightest pulsation of a pock
et book" and a man who "listens to the
heart-beat of humanity;" between a
man of whose policies none but the
trusts can be certain and a man whose
principles the world understands.
Those who choose McKlnley cannot
separate the man from his cant
Thoae who choose Bryan cannot aep
arste the man from hi candor.
Those who choose McKlnley cannot
hope that he will abandon the policies
thought out for him by others.
Those who choose Bryan need not ex
pect him to abandon the principles he
has thought out for himself.
It will be McKlnley and an empire;
or It wilt be Bryan and a republic.
If an empire resting upon gold Is pre
ferred to a republic resting upon gold
and silver, then let us begin the erec
tlon of the Imoerial temple the temp'
that shall testify to the correctness
European prophecy that government ct
the neoale. by the People and for tha
people afcaU perish from the earth.
MEN AS SERVANT.
Refugees Prom Armenia Are Ex
Miss Alice Stone Bluckwell, the wo-
r'ELL PROM THE TRAIN.
Tha Baby Has a Hard Pall But Eha
New Tork. In comparison with the
man suffrage leader, sees In the em- headlong plunge of Baby Anna Wotta
ployment of Armenian men for houn- j yesterday from a Staten Islar.J rz.?H
work a partial solution of the servant , transit train going at full speed, an
gir l problem. W hen prejudice agalast ordeal through which she passed with
using men for such worn is overcome j tnlli.g bruises, the escape from injury
here, she predicts that their employ- of the baby which was dropped from
ment will become quite general.
In a recent laaue of her paper, the
Woman's Journal, this atpeared:
"Three Armenian men vtaat places
a good cook, and two men for general
housework. An Armenian glti, wno did
laundry work for two years for the
American school in Constantinople, and
irons beautifully, wants to do light
housework in or near Boston."
A Post man called cn Miss Black
well at her home ill Dorchester yester
day to learn, if posxible, what was back
of the advertisement and to obtain Miss
Biackwell's ideaa relative to the em
ployment of men in vocations usually
regarded as the particular property of
the other sex. To him she staled that
the W. C. T. U., of which she is a
prominent member, bad obtained such
places for many Armenian men .
"The movement started," she said,
at the lime of tbe Armenian massa
cres, several years ago, when hundreds
of male refugees arrived In BoHton. At
that time there were 20.0UO unemployed
men In Boston, ail trades were over-
rowded, and the only occupations open
were those of farm hands and house
lervants. So my friends and myself In
serted advertisements In all the papers
and the results were marvellous.
'Most people, however, were preju- j
3 teed against men servants at first,"
the continued, "but after awhile found
them to be superior to most foreign un
"These men were of all classes, from
the street porter to the physician and
:ollege student. They preferred going
ui to do housework, even at very mod
erate wages, so that they could learn
the English language. They, almost
without exception, made excellent serv-
inls, being strong and willing to work
md readily learning their duties and
ihe language. Not a case of dishonesty
3r abuse of confidence, she added.
has been reported frof their employ-
Mis Blakweli employs these men In
ser own household, as does Mrs, Sam
a Third avenue elevated train at Hous-
uel Barrows, wifeVof the ex-congres-
avan. In fact, the cook mentioned In
he advertisement above only left Mrs.
Barrows' service because she moved to
Washington. The young man at the
lilackwell's home now Is a college stu-
etit and speaks several languages.
CALIFORNIA'S BIG BONES.
Big Monsters Dug Out of Rocks In
Berkeley, Cal June 8. The bones of
uncouth animuls, whose like has not
been seen upon earth for thousands and
thousands of years, are now being set
p in the paleontologlcal museum of
the University of California. Among
them Dr. J. C. Merrlarn has just chis
eled out of the surrounding rock the
kull and vertebrae of a huge ancient
member of the hog family. This crea-
ure is called the elotherlum, and the
kull at Berkeley Is believed to be that
f a new species and the only specimen
to far found. This monster boar, as It
oamed the ancient marshes, was a
Jowerful beast twelve feet in length
ind weighing as much as a prize. I;ur-
am -bull. From the structure of Its
formidable tusks snd teeth the scient
ists conclude that It fed both on vege
table growths and animals weaker than
self. It must have been dangerous
game for primitive fllnt-uimed man.
The relics of thess remarkable anl-
Tials now being prepared by the unl-
ersity scientists were discovered lact
tall la the course of an expedition to the-
anyon of the John Day river. In Ore
gon. The animals must have nour
ished In antiquity far remote. Their
bones were found Imbedded In ash and
olcanlc tufa 1,500 feet thick. Over
these beds 3,000 feet of lava has been
poured In many successive eruptions,
with no one knows how many thou-
anda of years between. Above the lava
. (5.000 feet of sediment, the only re-
nains of a long-dried lake, and above
this like bed are still mure layers of
tufa and of lava. The river has cut
through the lava and the fossil beds,
exposing many deposits of great wealth
to the scientist.
Dr. J. C. Merrlarn was In charge of
the University expedition, which care
fully Inspected the face of the cliffs,
and with pickaxe and chisel cut out
the crumbling fragments of bone. The
net results of the expedition were very
valuable. In addition to the rkul! and
vertebrae of the elotherlum there were
found the Don and teeth of masta
lons, of an extinct wolf, of an ancient
leer-like creature, the three-toed
horse and of many other species that
have long since disappeared. In many
cases a block of stone containing the
remains was cut out and brought away,
leaving the work of freeing the bones
to be done with mallet and chisel In the
laboratories at Berkeley.
ton street recently by Its mother seems
less wonderful. When the Staten Island
train was stopped through the frantio
appeals bf Mrs. Wortz and the train
men hurried back to the scene of the
accident they found Instead of a bro
ken and bleeding baby a comparatively
unharmed though badly frightened lit
Mrs. Mary Wortz of Vernon avenue,
Kosebank, boarded the train with her
3-year-old daughter, Anna, Intending to
go to Manhattan. They took thelv
places by an open window, Anna kneel
ing on the seat and pointing out to her
mother various familiar objects as thj
tral rushed along. Mis. Wortz turned
her head for an InsUtnt, and the child,
leaning too far out of the window, lost
her balance and fell headlong.
The train was going Its fastest and -the
cry of the child was lost In the roar
of the cars. So suddenly had Anna
disappeared that her mother did not
realize for a moment the fate that had
befallen the little one. When Bhe did
look hurriedly around and failed to
see Anna m the car she Jumped from
her seat and screamed:
Anna, my baby! Stop, stop!" and sno
made frantic effortw to seize the bell
rope. Other passengers In the car rar
to Mrs. Wortz to prevent her from be
ing Injured as she leaned far out cf
the window In her effort to lea tho
Conductor Harry Wlllums and Ben
jamin Itaycraft, a brakeman, signaled
the engineer to put on all brakes and
the train was brought to a standstill.
Mrs. Wortz was nearly crazed withr
grief and terror and required the ut
most attention of the passengers to
prevent hen rushing back along the
track for the little girl, whom all sup
posed had been Instantly killed.
Williams and Raycraft ran at top
speed down the track. To their sur
prise they found Anna lying beside the
rfn, dazed, but apparently uninjured.
They carried her buck to the trr-In and
restored her to Mrs. Wortz, who wept
with Joy at the miraculous escape of
Mrs. Wortz left the (rain at the next
station and carried Anna to the house
of a physician, who found that Ihe
child had a slight bruise on the fore
head and a cut on her face, but other
wise did not seem any the wore fog
OOM PAUL'S SPEECH.
Hla Prophetlo Oration Delivered at
London. (Special ) Yesterday's Af
rican mnil bring" the report of. a re.
markable prophetic oration delivered hy
President Kruger at the funeral of
Joubert, which no English paper ha
yet published. President Kruger fre
quently broke down during the deliv
ery. He said: ,
"Brothers., Sisters, Burghers and
Friends: Only a few words can I say
to you, for the spirit is willing, but th
flesh is weak. We have lost our brother
our friend, our commandant general.
I have lost my right hund. Not of yes
terday, but my right hand since we
were boys together, many long yeara
'Tonight 1 alone sem to have beets
spared of this cherished land, ,t men
who lived and struggled together for
our coutry. He has gone to heaven
whilst fighting for liberty which God
has told us to defend; for freedom,
which he and I have struggled to
gether so many years and so often t
maintain. Brothers, what shall I say
to you In this our greatest day of sor
row. In this hour of national gloom?
"The struggle we are engaged In la
for the principle of Justice and right
eousness which our Lord has taught u
Is the broad road to heaven and bless
edness. It Is our sacred duty to keep
on that path If we desire a happy end
ing of our dear ,dead brother who haa
gone on that road to his eternal life.
What can I say of his personality? It
Is only a few short weeks ago that I
saw hlrn at the fighting front humbly
and nobly taking his -share of priva
tions and the rough work of the cam
paign like the poorest burgher. A true
general A true Christian example tt
"Let me telj you the days are dark.
We are suffering reverses on account of
the wickedness being rampant in ,our
land. No success will come, no bless
ings be given to our great cause unless)
you remove the bad elements from,
among us, ad then you may look for
ward to attaining the crowning reward,
of righteousness and noble demeanor.
Let the world rage round us and ene
mies decry us, the Lord will stand by
you against the ruthless hand of the
foe, and at the moment when He deems
It right for Interference peace will come
Man sets up the drinks and drinks up
t tbe man.
The bookkeeper's lunch la but the bite
,' an adder. ,
Kindness wins beauty If it buys her
silks and diamonds.
It seems queer that foot notes should
irlainale In the head.
Never con fid In a man until you
mow what kind of a man he Isn't.
There Is no patent on the Ore-escape
made by sending In your resignation.
When a man doean't feel well he al
ways says he' haa been working too
BLASTS FROM RAM'S HORN, '
Your living speaks louder than all
. He who loves folly may well lister
Washing a pig will not make It atop
A man la never poorer for the ques
tions he aaka.
The stilts of pride do not help In t he
walk with Ood.
A creed may be either a compass or
It will hurt you more te live a day
without prayer than to live It without
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