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VOLUME 3,; NUMBER 35,
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On or boforo December 1st, 1903, Mr. Maupln will havo ready for delivery a book mndo
up of prose and vcrsca that lmvo appeared In this department of Tho Commoner and In other
publications. Tho book will bo jjlven tho tltlo "Whether Common or Not," handsomely
bound In cloth, '2G0 pages, with an Introduction by Mr. Bryan. Tho book will bo delivered
.postpaid lor 81. Thoso who contemplato purchasing aro requested to make tho fact known,
:in order that nn idea may bo obtulried of the size of tho edition needed. Subscribers will bo
notified when tho book 1h ready for delivery.
The book will bo printed lrom clear type on first-class paper, and will mako a handsomo
and oceoplablo present. Address ordors to Will M. Maupin, 2022 S. 17th St., Lincoln, Nobr.
"Right, All Right!"
".When th' n oat ia on in' punkin'," as
; juu xuiuy uat'er say,
.'Air in' baumuu leuvud are tinted rea
' an goiu;
When in b(iuirrelB aro a hustlin'
$ tnrougn tu' uietiBeu livelong uay
4iA atonu up tnuir gruo lr winter
Tlien lb when I'm teolin' finer than th
flompousest 0' Kings,
'An' singiu lrom tn' morn till late
,- at iiignt;
Fr tli' oi'uiiards an' th' vineyards each
its ricneui treasure brings,
An' my neurt is suyin', "Slight, all
".When," as once remarked by Riley,
' "Jim," "th fodder's in th' shocu,"
An' th' leavos are gently whirrin',
.When bob White f om out th' stubble
f calls th' mother of his ilock,
'An th' meduergrass is slowly turn-
Then is when I'm gay an happy f om
r th risin of th' sun
"Till th' western hills begin f hide its
I$r th' weary summer's over an' th'
joyrtlme has begun,
'An' my heart is saying, "Right, all
"When th' autumn winds are blowiu'
! o'er th' medders brown 1 an' sere, ,
rAn' th' cornblades turn t' yellow
f with th' frost j
I m a livin' an' enjoyln' best o all th
1 Wo'th a whole lot more than all th
' toil it cost.
Bo I'm full o joy an' gladness while
,v- th' Injun summer hazo
Tints th' western blue with colors
rich an' bright;
n I sing a loud thanksgivlV through
V th' cool September days,
T?'v my heart is'sayin', "Right, all.
; Very Pliiln.
i'I do not understand why coal
ejbould be so high," protested the .con
sumer. t"We experience great difficulty in
securing an adequate supply," ex
plnined the merchant
"But tho mines aro shut down be
cause of a glut in tho wholesale
"Quito true, but that is because the
railroads aro unable to find cars
enough to haul tho coal."
. "But tho railroads complain that
their business is such that they must
raise freight rates in order to pay
"Of course, but .that is because tho
railroads have increased wages 10 per
cent:" m -
w"But freight rates have b'een in
creased 30 per cent"
"Yes, but this increase is due to
tlie fact that all expenses have ben
"."Put we are told that expenses
would bo materially reduced by' con-,
sciidation and mergers."
."Of course they aro." ,, "
i'But you say that expenses have
increased largely, despite tho fact that
consolidation was effected for tho pur
pose of decreasing expenses. Your
explanation don't jibe."
"Look here; I ain't going to talk to
you. You are one of them blamed agi
tators whose spouting will bring this
country to anarchy if it ain't shut off."
Pharaoah organized the first trust
He cornered N all the foodstuffs in
For several years he prospered
mightily, but it was by grinding the
people into the dust.
But Pharaoah's fate should be a
After prospering through his in
iquitous trust he met death in a rather
uncommonly largo flood of water,
The trusts are doing business on
And some of these dayg, when the
people become thoroughly aroused to
their own interests there is going to be
a grand squeeze of watered trust
Perhaps Pharaoah was a good swim
But he was caught in the undertow
The trust promoters might profita
bly read tho story of Pharaoah's cor
ner in foodstuffs!
The Master died to save sinners, but
tho sinner -must want ttfbo'saved.'
A man misses a wholebT'dl! joy by
building a heaven a way off yonder. ,
We enjoy our own rights best when
wr respect tho rights -of .others most
What' tho universities most need is
the endowment of .chairs of cheer
upathy. - 1
By mourning over the few trials we
soon forget to rejoice over the manyj
Many a man wins the approval of
his conscience by carefully training
It is a good thing for some of us
that the world does not treat-all men
as they deserve to be treated.
A nagging wife and a jagging hus
band make about the most miserable
combination we can conjure up.
The man who mourns over the fail
ures of yesterday is always far .behind
tho man who is planning success for
The foolish man seeks temptation In
order that he may show his strength;
the wise man avoids It in order to con
ceal his weakness.
Orthographically there is a difference
of but one letter between jealous and
zealous, but otherwise there is the
difference between misery and happi
"All the world's a stage," but some
how or other most of us. imagine that
wo are forced to labor in the "supe"
parts whenMve deserve to play leading
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Polk "Was Bustervelt's Labor Day
speech a success?"
Jolk "Was it? It was the greatest
labor effort I ever heard. Why, Bus
tcrvelt talked for two hours without
saying a word about the labor Ques
tion that" could not be construed in a
Sophtleigh "I will not 'offer my
heart and hand until I find the woman
who will appreciate all my good quali
ties, who will equal me ininental en
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Miss Cawsteek- "What a confirmed
bachelor you are."
. Abdul Mamtd.
There was an old sultan in Turkey
Whose morals e'er worked rather
By a deal of finesse
Ho kept out of distress,
But his morals were ever so murky.
Wragg "Did you succeed in that
little business coup you undertook the
Bragg "Kope. My plans went Lip
Praying is not demanding.
Giving is the best means of getting.
Mistakes are good investments when
wo profit 'by them. - .
Time is worse than wasted "in mourn
irg over wasted opportunities.
The ' latest contribution to the vo
cabulary of politics comes from Iowa,
where tho -word 'standpatters".has
been coined to designate those advo-5"
cates of a protective tariff who think
it wiser to "stand pat," as the expres
sion of the card-player is, on their
iavorite principle, than to admit that
the time for tariff changes has arrived.
Tho -proverbial ingenuity of the Yan
kee is thus once more illustrated. He
has found scope for tho display of his
talent at various eras in politics, for
usually political nicknames are the
outgrowth of exciting political strug
gles. In the strenuous times of Van
Buren we had the "barnburners" and
the "hunkers." During the civil war
democrats in the north who sympa
thized with the south were stigmat
ized as "copperheads." The dissension
in the Republican ranks over the pro
position to nominate Qeneral Grant for
a third term lei to -the use of the
word "stalwart" in ttte, 'designation of
Grant's supporters. The extensive de
fection tariff reform -and free trade
republicans to Cleveland, later on,
gave rise to the, term "mugwumps,"
as applied, to the se.cpd.ers. a term
which is still in common use. It is
not unlikely that in the strenuous dis
cussion of the tariff issue, bound to
occur in the coming presidential campaign,-tho
name "standpatters" will be
applied to ultra-protectionists very
gfnerally, and not alone In Iowa.
And, by the way, it is not a bad word
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Pensions for College. Professors,
An excellent and most praiseworthy
plan is that proposed by Cornell unjj
versity for pensioning ff its profes-,
sors who are retired ajlter reaching the
age of'-sovenjy years.. One hundred and,
fifty thousand dollars' has been given
the university for this purpose, and
this amount will be .placed at com
pound Jnterest v.ntil 1014', when it will
amount jto $250,000. , Each professor
retired will receive an annual pension
of $1,500. three-fourths of which will
he paid from the pension fund and one-
rourth of which will be contributed
by the professors. It is expected, how
eer, that professors who1 reach the
age limit before 1914 will also receivo
the benefits of the pension scheme.
The salaries paid in eVen our largest
and wealthiest universities are meagre
compared with .those received by men
of no greater ability engaged in mer
cantile pursuits, and this taken to
gether with the social and other de
mands made upon tho professors,
makes it almost impossible for them
,to save anything. -Leslies Weekly.
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