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About The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 15, 1902)
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Vol. a, No. 3o.
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WHETHER COnnON OR NOT.
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Whtn the Clock Strikes Nine
'Back to tho homo of childhood days,
To scones of long ago;
'AUdst old-timo scenes and old-tlrao
To wander to and fro.
Beneath tho moss-grown old roof tree;
" 'Midst lilac htish and vino
HarlcJ Through tho mlBt of gathered
Hear tho clock strike nlno!
Woot visions come of days agono
When on this porch we stand;
Wo feel again tho loving touch
Of mother's tender hand.
.Wo hear tho slow and solomn tick,
Tho same low, warning sign
That always camo from out its wheels
Ere tho clock struck nine.
In yonder room the old clock stood
With quaint and solomn faco;
Thero, too," each night we'd gather
Tho cheery old flro-placo.
Thoro 'round each child a mother's
, , Would lovingly entwine,
A mother givo a good-night kiss
When tho clock struck nine.
Thoro, too, the ancient bookcase stood
Well filled with treasures rare,
But one old hook -tho Book of
Held nlace of honor there.
Each night we heard from father's lips
Its messages divino,
And hearing, kneel before the throne
Ero the clock struck nine.
ThOBe dear, dead days of long ago,
Recalled through misty tears '
And mem'ry walks with lengthy stride
Back through the vanished, years.
6, how wo yearn to live again, '
Tho days ot auld lang syne;
ToJLdgoud-nlght to mother dear
When the clock strikes nlno.
.When death's dark angel comes at last
. To beckon unto me;
"When o'er the "waters deep and dark
Tho jasper walls I see,
This hoOn I ask, may mother's hand
Once more be laid in mine
'And lead me into life and light
When the clock strikes nine.
suit of industrial evolution? Have I
not always voted in your interests
and yielded tq no man in my dofenso
of the system whereby you have
But tho ATrogant Trusts liad not yet
completed tho division of tho swag
and replied by Haughty Silence.
"I insist," continuod tho Humhle
Citizon, "that I am not deserving of
"0, come off!" ejaculated ono of tho
Arrogant Trusts, growing impatient
at tho importunities of the Humble
Citizen. "You've been such an easy
mark all these years that you've no
right to make a Holler at this Stage
of tho Game."
Moral: It's your own fault.
A Chapter on Coys.
Many bad boys would bo good boys
if given, as much attention as the
average hunting dog or trotting horse.
Boys will he boys; and they -will he
.gentlemen, too, if properly taught
Thoro aro as many ways of training
boys properly as there are boys.
Boys who are led thrive better than
boys who aro driven.
It is useless to expect manly boys if
we have no manly fathers.
The man who cannot remember that
ho was once a boy is a very poor hand
at Interesting boys.
Boys follow example better than,
they do precept.
A .Marked ftM.
Thero goes the most prominent
man In our city."
"Indeed? Has he built a library or
endowed a college?"
"Neither. He is the only man In
town who has not been decorated by
the kaiser for favors shown to Prince
Henry while here."
Wanted to Know.
"Johnnie," remarked the mother as
she prepared to run across the street
to a neighbor's, "I am going away for
an hour or two. While I am gone
you must not get into the pantry. Now
heed my Injunction."
"Mamma," Teplled Johnnie, who
liappened to be a close reader of the
dally papers, "is this a Philander Knox
sort of Injunction, or do you really
' "What makes you think Dulwltte is
devoid of a sense of humor?"
"He can't see the joke in the asser
tion that the tariff Bhbuld be revised
by Its friends?'
to believe that.,trusts were really or
ganized for the purpose of reducing
prices to tho consumer."
The truo standard of morality knows
A trust in subjection will be worth
two In New Jersey.
Modern love laughs at locksmiths,
hut not at goldsmiths.
Giving tho swag 'to charity makes
robbery none the less a crime.
Heaven Is nearest the home where
happy children laugh and play. ,
Better be preparing for tomorrow
'than regretting yesterday.
Tho greater the obstacles sur
mounted the better the Christian.
Heading maketh a full man, but not
all the full men you see are readers.
Some men excuse their wickedness
by carefully training their conscience.
Tho money-changers were not driv
en from tho temple by a writ of In
junction. The man who prepares for death
misses much that is enjoyed by the
man who prepares to live.
The difference between foresight
and hindsight is the difference be
tween rejoicings and regrets. ""
It is fortunate for humanity that it
will be judged by Its intentions and
efforts, and not by its achievements.
The, man who moans loudest about
"disreputable politics" is usually the
man who is too negligent to attend the
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Somo men are like unconflned gun
powder, easily ignited, go up in a puff
of smoke and leave no trace save a
Some men believe that they could
have made a better world than the
Creator, but it's a good thing for the
rest of us that they were not given an
opportunity to try.
Wiil M. Maupin.
A bachelor in Mozambique
For a life partner long did sique.
He, while unwed,
Bore high his head
He's married now, and very mique.
A Little Fable.
While walking down a public high
way an Humble Citizen was set upon
by a band of Arrogant Trusts, severely
beaten and all of his personal effects
divorced from his pockets.
"Why am I thus beaten and
robbed?" wailed the Humble Citizen.
"What have I done to deserve this
But the Arrogant Trusts -wore so
husy dividing the swag that they did
not deign to make reply.
"Have I not always defended you
against unjust attacks? v Have I not
insisted that you were the natural re-
Before and After.
"You say you have good grounds for
a divorce, madam? What are thoy?"
"Well, before marrying me my hus
band made as many promises as a re
"And after our marriage he acted
like a republican administration
elected on the platform."
Being well posted the attorney in
stantly realized that his client had a
With dripping brow and collar limp
The poet now tho sweet muse nurses,
And midst the heat and dust and files
Is grinding out his Christmas versos.
, . A Sad Case.
"I hear that Bently has been ad
judged insane. What lg his mania?"
"04 the poor fellow actually came
Items of Interest
Many severe cases of burns from
celluloid have heen reported. .
The demand for American good? is
increasing throughout Canada.
Every one of the large automobile
factories is far behind its orders.
A Londoner has perfected a method
of manufacturing paper stockings.
Methodism has gained in New York
city nearly 47 per cent since 1875.
The transfer system is not used by
any street railway in Great Britain.
About 70 per cent of the population
of the Klondike Is from the United
Mrs. Ann Elizabeth Walsh of Brook
lyn has given, nearly $800,0Q0 to Cath
A beetle one-third the size of a horse
would be able "to pull against more
than a dozen horses.
Tho state of New Jersey is about to
build a sanitarium for indigent suf
ferers from consumption.
One of the public playgrounds in
Kansas City Is to he fitted with, a
Bhower bath for children.
Two torpedo boats of the imperial
German navy will always be stationed
in future on the Rhine.
Seventy pounds profit was made on
tho first week's working of the Yar
mouth municipal electric tramways.
Wakes time ig a, fair which occurs
every year ia each of the groups ot
English towns which form the Pot
Lord Acton, who died recently, itf
London, had the finest private library;
in England, consisting of over 60,000
The dairy business is Increasing rap
idly in New Zealand, and the govern
ment Is doing all in its power to
boost the trade.
The Berlin de Hirsch school fund In
Galacia- maintains 50 schools. The
number of teachers, amounts to 247,
and there- aro 5,634 pupils.
Military spectators present at tho
review of the Argentine army are re
ported to have said that the evolutions
and appearance of the troops were
worthy of the best organized armies
Thirty thousand dollars was paid re
cently for a bronze statute of Hercules
at tho concluding sale of the Bardinl
collection in London. The total
amount realized by the entire collec
tion was $228,640.
The native clematis can scarcely be
vtiued too highly. A fairly hardy per-
ennial, it will thrive and bloom gen
erously under much more trying con-
ditions than those Usually 'considered
necessary for its success.
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ot tne nerves
while the cause
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