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About The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 27, 1901)
Whether Common or Not.
A Mother's Seng:.
One evening, as the sun went down
Behind tho western hills, , , v
And loft tho glowing June twilight t,
To paint tho rippling fills, - ,
I wandered down a village street
And heard & melody
Come floating on tho listless breeze ..
"Nearor, my God, to Thee!"
Tho voice was weak. with fleeting years, .
Tho tones wore soft and low;
Tot ov'ry accent clearly told ,, .
Of Christian heart aglow
With thoughts of home beyond the skies
Where many mansions, bo rti , s
For, Io, another day was done .,.
"Nearer, my God, to Thee!" t ,
And stealing o'er my troubled soul ,
Camo; thoughts of peaceful rest,
A rest is, sweet as that of sun . ',. .
Adown tho purpling west.
.A thought that when this life was done
My mother's face I'd see,
And hear her sing "my welcome home -,
"Nearer, my God, to Thee!" s;
"My boss promised to raise my wages as soon
ao I became thoroughly acquainted with my work."
"I've discovered that It takes a long time to
get on speaking terms witti that kind of .a Job."-
Old Adages Etevamited.
. "A new broom sweeps clean." Any house
"Molasses catches more flies than vinegar."
Of course , Who ever heard of. molasses catching
vinegar? , ' " ' '
''Easy come, easy go." A carbuncle . comes
easy, but it's hard ;to persuade it to go.
Lecturer "No one has yet discovered the mys
tery of the 'Milky Way.' It is a celestial phenom
ena that has baffled science."
A. Day Boarder (long suffering) "Perhaps it
is made "lip of hydrants and' ettipty' milk 'cans."'
i Located. '
Fair Visitor "I 'want to see the lovely man
who. writes all those touching little verses and
Managing Editor "See that man; over ' there
trying to stand off the bill collector? That's "tlie
man you're after."
Dulboy "Who is tliat lonesome looking indi
vidual standing over there?"
Sharpley "That is S. Wellhedde."
Dulboy "He looks like a man who considered
himself something out of the ordinary."
Sharpley "Ho does. He thinks that every
man who differs from his is a demagogue. Up to
date he has found nobody who happens to agree
with him, hence he is compelled to flock by himself."
The melancholy days have come,
- The very saddest season; . . .
Hard coal is now ten plunks a ton
A price beyond. all reason.
wo want Is the largest liberty all kinds of liberty.
Man. should bo left to do as he pleases without
interference from uniformed and armed minions
of tyrannical law. Death to all"
Then the crowd closed in on the speaker and
prepared to do things. The timely arrival of a
squad of policemen prevented a lynching. As tho,
anarchist rode to the police station he remarked
to tho policemen:
"I'm awfully glad you came just when you
did. I needed protection from that irresponsible
What tho policemen thought is not recorded,
owing to a failure to manufacture an asbestos
paper than can be run through a perfecting press.
A Clianje of Ylews.
The fiery anarchist mounted tho dry goods
box and proceeded to express his views on things
"Down with all tyrants!" he shrieked. "What
In New Jersey.
They've organized some grievous things
In New Jersey.
Some robbing trusts and thieving rings, -
In New Jersey.
Of course they've paid some handsome fees,
And public servants live in ease,
While trusts are safe to gouge anil squeeze,
In New Jersey. " " "'
The game's been played a bit too long '
In Now Jersey. v
It's time to right the public wrong
In New Jersey.
The anarchists are much alive,
And like the trusts and combines thrive"
. Like bees in unmolested hive,
In New Jersey. - ,, .
,fIt seems high time that they commence,
In New Jersey.T
To. use a little common sense
' In New Jersey,
Let trusts and anarchists be told
In .plainest words and accents bold r
...That, for,' their like it's, much too cold.
In New Jersey.
, V-v it f
Hot;with proper adjectives.
" '. Will. M;; Maupin:
Points About People.
Governor Geer of Oregon is said to be the best
judge of horsefleslr in- the state.
Cecil Rhodes will spend the summer in Scot
land, shooting grouse and deer.
Rev. John Kerr of Lima, 111., claims to own
tho oldest Bible in the United States.
Bishop Candler of the Methodist church,. southt
calls the higher criticism '"a sort .of polka dot
Rev. Thomas H. Miles has just celebrated at
St. Louis the fiftieth anniversary of his entry into
the Jesuit order.
The wastefulness of modern war is to be repres
ented in a museum at Lucerne. M. de Bloch is
collecting the material.
Most Reverend Frederick Temple, archbishop
of Canterbury, is SO years old. Recently he cele
brated his silver wedding.
Henry .Mosler, the famous American, artist,
has recently returned to this country after a long
sojourn In France and Italy.
Miss Le Fanu Robertson has produced a play
at .the Theatre Royal, Dublin. She is a grand
daughter of the famous Sheridan.
. Henry Dickens, a son of the famous novelist,
Is visiting in this country. He Is accompanied by
his two .daughters, Elaine and Olive.
M. Gaston Menier,' the French chocolate king,
contemplates establishing In France a dally news
paper published along American lines.
General Booth is arranging to -visit Chicago in
November, accompanied by twenty or thirty of tho
most prominent Salvation Army workers;' ofv-'
Lee Crandall, editor and proprietor of The Na- ,
tional View, from 1879 to 1894, is president of tho ""
Confederate Mining Company, Globo, Arizona.
Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the tele
phono, is of the opinion that aerial navigation is
not a question of balloons, but of mechanics and
power of the motor.
Pierre Maurier died recently in Genoa at tho
age of 98. He was a resident of Elba when Na
poleon was sent there and often carried fruit and.
eggs to Napoleon's kitchenl
Charles M. Kurtz, assistant chief In the worlc
of organizing tho fine arts exhibit of tho World's
fair, has been appointed to a similar position for
the St. Louis exposition.
Robert Emmett O'Connor, ono of tho most
popular and brilliant lawyers in Austria, Is promi
y nently mentioned for the office of first chief jus
tice of tho newly federated colonies.
Governor Orman of Colorado is said to bo ono
of the 'most expert shots In the country. ' He has
a collection ot trophies won while hunting in tho
mountains that can be equaled by few.
Dr. Charles Smith, a physician of Philadelphia,
claims that he was born in 1775. He says ho
graduated from the medical school at Jena in 1808,
and that he was then thirty years old.
Rev. Mr. Pearson, the minister who was elected
sheriff of Cumberland county, Me., as a "joke,"
vsays he has been offered bribes aggregating $100,-
000 to ease up on his prosecution of illicit vendors
Senora Canovas del Castillo, widow of the
famous Spanish statesman who was murdered' by
an anarchist, died recently In Madrid. She. was
made a duchesB by the queen regent soon after
the death of her distinguished husband.
Henry Rustin, who designed the illumination,
for the pan-American exposition, designed the il
lumination for the trans-Mississippi exposition "a
Omaha, and will perform a similar work for tho
St. Louis exposition. He is a citizen of Omaha.
Emperor William has commissioned his sis-
.ter, Princess Margaret of Hesse, to be honorary
- colonel of tho Eightieth FjDot. The husband of tho
princess is only a captain, und the difference in
rank is causing considerable comment in Ger-
Jules Verne, the famous French author, is in
very poor health. Recently the author of "Around
the Worfd- in Eighty Days" welcomed back to
Paris a newspaper man who started from that
city and beat the record of Verne's imaginary
hero, "Phineas Fogg;"
. The'Duke of 'Argyll-has completed his 56th-year;
Tho Duke is greatly interested in literature. Ho
has published the Psalms in English verse, writ
ten the libretto of an opera which was producad
in Covent Garden four years ago and given a
number of poems to the public.
General Hector Macdonald is a sly joker. Dur
ing the advance on Pretoria he was asked by Gen- .
eral Lord Roberts if the Highland brigade could
reach a certain point by a certain time. "Yes
if your cavalry can keep up with them,"wwas the
Though married but once, the wife of Lord
Curzon has already been known by three names, -and
may yet be known by another. She started
in life as Maiy Lei.ter. By marriage she become
Mrs. George N. Curtfon. Now she is Lady Curzon
of Kedleston. When her father-inrlaw dies she.
will bo Lady Scarsdalo. '
H. Hermans lives in one of the handsomest
farm residences in Kansas. It was once the court
house of Garfield county. When the county or
ganization was given up and tho boom town.
burBt, Hermans waited until all others had left and
then homesteaded the court house quarter sec
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