Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 20, 1901)
Powered by OpenONI
ewer those "Mr. Wu will think of somo.
Chicago Tribune; The transfer of
Minister Wu Ting Fang to tho court of
St. James will leave Mr. Depew once
again tho undisputed champion of after-dinner
oratory on this side of. the
Pittsburg Dispatch: With regard to
that reported transfer of Wu Ting Fang
to London the United States might
respectfully represent to China that
the English .will take a long time td
comprehend his excellency's humor.
Athens (Ga.) Banner: Minister Wu
Ting Fang is to bo sent to London by
tho Chinese government. This should
bo resented bitterly by our govern
ment, for how are we to get along
without Mr. Wu?
. Washington Post: We trust that Mr
Wu will ndt be transferred either to
London or to any other capital. He is
doing invaluable work here, both for
China and the United States. His
departure will arrost a moral and in
tellectual revolution, which, if left to
complete itself, would serve not only
the material interests of both nations,
but the cause of general enlighten
ment and humanity.
. Milwaukee Sentinel: America will
regret the loss of Minister Wu, a pa
triotic Chinaman, yet intellectually a
citizen of the world, and whitherso
ever ho goes tho hearty good wishes of
our people will attend him.
Louisville Times: The news from
Pekin that Chinese Minister Chi Chen
Lo Feng Luh has been transferred from
London to St. Petersburg and Wu
Ting Fang from Washington to Lon
don will cause general regret. Wu
has" added greatly to the gayety of
this nation, while having fun with us
in his own O-iental way, and to equal
his record of diplomatic efficiency and
personal popularity Luh will have to
to be a loo-loo.
.Peoria HeraldTranscript: He is a
good fellow and has succeeded while
with us in placing the Chineso char
acter before the people In quite a new
OF ANY GRADE OR STRENGTH
AGENTS Pan-American Exposition Souve.
nir; Aluminum Pocket Piece with now U. 8.
Coin in contro. Sample 10 cents; 20, $1 D. S
Itookafollar, Soniorville, Now Jersey.
C" A T,FO L KS , roducod 1 5 lbs a month
aT ". I You can make remedy at homo. Samp
lefree. Hall, Chein. Co., Dept.206,St. Louis, Mo
God's glory is in the People,
The strong, sturdy, common People,
Tho men who plow the soil,
Who dig in the mines,
Who toil in tho shops, ..
Who drive the trains,
Who sail the seas,
Who bend o'er the counters,
Who employ the brain, or the eye, or
In service to humankind;
'Tis tho men who work, who produce,
Whose deeds in a song of praise
Ascend to .the Throne Eternal.
I love my country most
For that she develops tho People;
For her race of pioneers
That overcame a continent;
For the fact that her sons are doers;
That tho men of brawn have ruled her
In the past, as they shall in the futuro
Here has the world first known
The planting in virgin soil
The seeds of a real democracy,
From which there are yet to grow
The fruits of a perfect Freedom.
Bo not dismayed, my brother.
This young and vigorous nation
Will purgo herself of tho creatures
Who would fasten old evils on her,
Who would tie her down to old errors.
As a strong man goes to the battle,
She will rise again and march vanward
To fill her God-given mission,
To lead the world in its progress
On to Industrial Liberty
In the Better Day that awaits us.
I love my country most
For her gift of self-reliance,
For the growth she leads to manhood,
For the wholesome freedom of women.
I love her breadth and her richness,
Her prairies as wide as an ocean,
Her rivers, her lakes, her mountains;
Not for themselves alono
Do I love them, but that their virtues
In time to come will be symboled
And typed in her sons and daughters.
Think you these men and women,
In this new soil and new era,
They who have felt their power,
Who have drunk the wihe of freedom,
Who have eaten the meat of democ
racy, Think you that they can be bound
Like the underfed serfs of Europe.?
Think you that they can bo ruled
By a king or a caste? No, never,
When the time comes they will arise
And sweep these parasites from them
As the leaves that fall in the autumn
Are swept by the breath of the tem
pest. God's glory is in the People,
His children so long down-trodden,
Who have groped their way through
Up, up from the depths of serfdom,
Up, up through their revolutions,
Up, up from the hells of oppression
Till they stand on tho heights at last
And the Dawn is .breaking upon them
They are coming now to their own,
The heritage long held from them,
The land and the tools of production,
The rule o'er the realm they inhabit
And the peace that should hold be
They're the true and the only nobles.
They'ro thci sovereigns of tho world.
Long live tho King of tho Futuro;
Tha People, tho People, tho People.
J. A. Edgerton, in Denver News.
FROM THE EARLIEST PERIOD TO THE PRESEHT TIME
Ton Volumes, 4,100 pages. No public speaker or student of history can af
ford to le without the work. For price and terms address
FERD P KAISER, Publisher, a.u
Argument for Good Roads."
After careful inquiry it has been
found that tho averago haul of tho
American farmer in getting his pro
duce to market or to tho nearest ship
ping station is twelvo miles, and tho
averago cost of hauling over tho com
mon country roads is 25 cents per ton
per mile, or $3 per ton for a twelve
mil haul. An estimate places tho to
tal tons hauled at 300,000,000 per year.
On tho estimate of $3 per ton fori
twelve miles this would mako tho
total cost of getting tho surplus prod
ucts of the farm to tho local market
or to tho railroad no less than $900,
000,000 a figure greater than the
operating expenses of all tho railroads
of the United States. If anything could
mako an argument for good wagon
roads this statement surely will.
Not Easily Deceived.
' A young married couple are always
Interesting, chiefly because they try
to conceal tho fact that-they aro young
and married. Generally they fool their
men acquaintances, but they seldom
deceive a clever woman.
A bride and groom tried tho old
trick recently at a summer resort, but
they met a woman who was wiser than
This woman . and the bride were
chatting on the hotel veranda, when
tho former suddenly asked:
"How long have you. been married?"
"Three years," promptly replied tho
The clever , woman looked at tho
"How is it, then," she said, "that you
wear a ring the design of which is
barely a year old?"
Of course, that settler it, and the
next day everybody congratulated the
young couple on their recent marriage.
New York Mail and Express.
A Rebel of the Veldt.
Saddle and bridle and girth, .
Stirrup and crupper and bit;
Man on the top of a little horse,
Shaggy and strong and fit.
Rugged and bearded face.
Ragged old hat of felt.
Rifle that kills at a. thousand yards,
And a tXght crammed cartridge belt.
Oh, it isn't by turning out your toes,
You can beat the foe in a fight, '
Or by learning to march like a marion
ette, Or by Keeping your buttons bright,
And It isn't the way that you crook
When you shut your eyetto shoot;
But its taking to cover at every chance
Hillock and rock and root.
He doesn't know how to dress,
And ho doesn't know how to drill;
But he mft the smartest troops in the
And fought till they Irad their fill.
He's a slovenly, awkward chap;
He's a lubberly farmer man,
BRAND NEW STEEL R00FIKQ
-- - . .-..
tweets either flat, eomv
gated or"V"erSmpc. Ms
tools except a hatchet ot
hammer Is needed to lay
the rooting. We funtfM
free with Mih nnt.r
enonnh palat to J "jfJC
AsquaromcnnslOOMUftroft. Write tcrtrtt CtUI
H. m en omral MtrefcaMfee. Chicago House
Wrecking Co, WestMtn and Iron gts., fckkigo, fit
BUYS a Handsomt WATCH
cat U tumlM ttili pttl htrftla. biH bmm at
fianM, ana win ma o uim dmum
Wlf Wand ChaVn CMiptri C.O.B. SS.M.
I)wt) bontlmf cum, Udl.l or 0 tali tit, tcauM.
rail; cmii, turn wla4 tttf ri art,tUt4 t
arltfclr JillmTcmo!. araUci a mrtM
II a rrt hrf lo ao4 jal la apptaraae U aajr
IJO.w f t4 flIUd wUU ntiviM 90 ui pir
Ika tptll cnt SS.uf) aal Opma ttartt an
thtjar.vanrt. OurtOjtarfaarantraa-lth tack
WMeb. Mtloir mo Ml fjtdte or grata flaa.
tllamood Jewelry Co. iai,4p4utwtijBt.ClUctH,
n n'im """i if m
y LUDWIQ J
AI ifc.i.ti, I WW
W PIANO. I Iffl
JJ warded medal
Theso woll known
brated for their
Quality, Tone and
Finish can be ob
tained by dealers
in any state at
most moderate and
LUDWIG & CO., Wgvs.t
Southern Boulevard, New York.
Send for catalogue and prices.
Matthews Piano Co.
General Agent for Lincoln, Neb.
But he, lay on the veldt from dawn till
Arid shot till they broke and ran.
For It isn't the way you keep the touch
Or tho way that you wheel about,
And it Isn't by pulling your waist belt
And by padding your tunic out;
And it isn't by cocking your forage
Or by glueing a glass In your eye,
But its knowing the way to shoot like
And its learning the way to die.
They have gathered his kith and kin,
In a prison beyond the sea;
But they can't imprison a daring soul.
That lives In a bosom free,
They have shattered the calcine walls
Which sheltered his child and wife.
But they can't extinguish the flame
Till it dies with his dying eye.
For Its never the her.t of a burning
That has softened a foeman's heart,
And its never the reek of a lyddite
That has riven his ranks apart;
And It isn't money, it isn't men
When the guns' loud song begins;
But its feeling your foot on your na
And its being right that wins.
Bertrand Shadwell, in unidentified