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About The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 16, 1901)
BRAND NEW STEEL ROOFIHG
nought at Receivers' Sale.
8hccta either flat, corxu
Rated or "V" crimped. No
tools except a hatchet or
hammer la needed to lav
the roofing. Wo furnish
frco with each order
enouffh tmlnt to I "It
ovorand nails to lay. Price Per square, Iilv
A square means 100 square ft. write for Frre CatalofM
Ho. 83 J on General HerefcaadlM. Chicago Heoftfl
Wrecking Co We at 36th andlroaets., chle&e,xli.
The Humane Society.
Mr. R. J. O'Houlon of Milwaukee,
in discussing tho work of the Humane
Society, jmid: .. 0
"This work for4 humane reform is a
movement for the great cause of hu
manity. Whether we view it from the
limited and biased standpoint of hu
man interest in human-kind or from
the more noble and unselfish position
that all sentient beings belong to a
common creation and share in "the
common blessings, enjoy the com
mon rights of life, liberty and pursuit
of happiness accorded to its nature,
it matters not to us except in the de
gree of refining influence which the
cultivation of habits of kindness, iner
cy and sympathy and love for those
creatures of the lower creation has
upon ourselves as human beings.
"The general duty of man to the low
er orders of Jife is a great one. We
all agree that man is the master -of all
creation and all animal life is subject
unto him as servant.
"This is because man is possessed
of intelligence higher in degree than
all other created things. In man's ex
ercise he must recognize the responsi
bility of protection of these servants
which accompanies this .authority. The
relation between man and beast is not
"wholly for the welfare or the former.
It is readily conceded that man is
the so.vcreiga and the. lpwer creations
the subjects. Then it must also be con
ceded that as sovereign man Is ap
pointed to benefit his. subjects In the
use of his sovereign power, to help,
not to retard; to lift up, not to ewst
down; to heal wounds, not to inflict
them, to lighten burdens, not to make
them more heavy; to assuage suffering,
not to aggravate it; to set at liberty,
not to imprison; to increase happiness,
not bring misery,
"Humane societies, in the name of
humanity, have protested against
cruelty everywhere. They maintain
that if the necessities of men demand
the services of the lower order, these
services shall be exacted in the spirit
of justice, of kindness and of mercy,
without oppression, without suffering
and without cruelty; that consumed as
food by men, the way to, and the envir
onments of the sacrificial altar shall
be divested of all unnecessary suffer
ing and of every needless terror. Men
are coming to realize that the obliga
tion is upon them to treat with con
siderate, kindness, justice and mercy,
sentient life wherever it is found.
"Not less than 100,000 humane so
cieties, including branches, exist on
earth today. They are arresting the
spirit of cruelty, breathing the spirit of
justice into law, and teaching human
ity to the coming generations. The
consciences of men,.to whom are given
dominion over the fish of the sea, the
fowl of the air, the cattle and every
living thing that raoveth upon tho
earth, are waking to the fact that in
man's dominion over the lower ani
mals mean government of justice,
mercy and truth.
"Humane societies wherever estab
lished and maintained, hare not only
discovered great necessity for their
existence, but ar,e slowly constructing
foundations ior future isefulness.
Where societies are lea by men And
women interested in the wcrkr and not
overshadowed by timid, inert, fossil
ized, charitable ornaments, the work
has made commendable progress. -
"Cruelty abounds everywhere, and
mot one-third of our land Is under the
influence of humano societies, In
Many sections of our country there
are no laws preventing cruelty to ani
mals and in many communities where
good laws appear on the statute books
they are not enforced. What is need
ed in each and every community, np
matter how select and cultured it may
be, is an organization, composed of
virtuous, intelligent, courageous men
and women to secure and enforce laws
that will insure justice and mercy to
eyery living creature. Were tho teach
ings of this society Incorporated into
the lives of our children the next gen
eration would put an end forever to
tho bloody wars between civilized na
tions. 1 sincerely hope we may or
ganize tit least a dozen societies in thia
state within the next e'x weeks, to the
credit of each community and tho wel
fare of the state."
"Did you vote for the torles?" ,
"No, I ain't got a vote!" London
An election petition was being tried,
and a witness was called to provo
"One of the gentlemen says to me,
'Hodge, you must vote for the tories,' "
said the witness.
"And what did you answer to that?"
asked the counsel.
"Well, says I, 'How much?' " .
"And w)iat did the agent say"?"
"He didn't, say n.othin'. The. other
gentleman comes to me, and says, 'You
.mu8t vpto for the lllSerahs, Hodge.'"
'And what. i(" you answer?"
'X said, 'llow much?' So heafst me
what t'other gentleman, offered, and I
told him 5 shillings."
"And what did the liberal agent do?"
"He gave me 10."
Counsel sits down triumphant, and
up starts the other side.
"Did you vote for the liberals?"
What la "Nothing."
An old Scottish farmer, being elected
a member of the local school boariT,
visited the school, and tested tho in
telligence of the class by his question.
Tho first inquiry was:
"Noo, boys, can ony o you tell mo
w,hat naeUiing is?"
After a momont's silence a small boy
In a back seat arose and replied:
"It's what ye gie me t'other day for
haudin' yer horse!" London Answers.
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Staple In price as Wheat aad Cotton.
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A HISTORY OF THE PRECIOUS METALS
From the. Earliest Times to the Present;
By Alex Del Mar.
Second Ed., Complete in Oie Vol; pp. 51, 8vo. CLOTH AND GOLD, $3,W .
This is not a recension of the first edition (London, 1880), but an entirely new work,
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