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About The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 26, 1904)
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VOLUME, $, NUMBER 31
Each morning, when, tlio sun comes
:, ' up
' To tint tho cast with red;
iWhen birds sing sweet tho day to
In branches overhead,
'Tis thai, I fully realize
v I'm rich beyond compare;
For sweet and clear a voice I hear:
"Dood inornin', pop you dere?"
Tho cares of day may vest tho night
With visions dark and strange;
'And through my sleep dark phan
Arid dismal doubtlngs range.
But whon tho morning sunlight
, Then farewell doubt and care,
For sweet and clear a voice 1 hear:
"Dood mornin', pop you dere?"
The day dawns bright and Hope re
vives. Tho tasks it brings to me
Seem to bo small if but that call
Comes fraught with childish glee.
And light of heart I face tho day,'
For on its morning air
Comes music sweet my ears to greet
"DOod mornin', pop you doro?"
"When life is done, its tasks laid down;
When comes eternity;
I hunibly pray the judgment day
. "Wjlt bring one booh, lo tne. '
One boon alpne r ask" of Tliee
Tliat in yon city fair y' ' '
My ears shall hear this greeting
"Dood mornin', pop you dero?"
us," said the chairman. "I wonder
what we can try that will interest the
people? Has anybody any suggestion
"Mr. Chairman," said tho old-fath-ioned
Christian who had said never a
word during the discussion, "perhaps
I have a suggestion that might prove
"I am suro we would be pleased to
hear from our good brother," said the
chairman. "What is it you would sug
gest?" "I've been thinking that if we tried
preaching the gospel and practicing
it a little bit it might interest somo
people," said the old-fashioned mem
During the silence that followed the
electric lights winked and tho organ's
bellows caught a long breath.
"Do you believe in signs?" queried
tho Sweet Young Thing.
"Yes, indeed," replied tho Easy
"Do you believe in that one over
there?" queried the S. Y. T., pointing
to one which read:
"Best ice cream soda in the city,
Tho eminent financier sat alono in
his study and mused.
"I have floated watered stock until
there is danger of a flood. I have cor
nered the iron and steel market. I
have got my grip on the coal busi
ness; In' fact; I have about gobbled
up everything in sight. -What shall
I do next?"
Long and earnestly tho eminent fi
nancier searched his innermost soul
for the answer. Finally a bright smile
illumined his face.
"Aha, I have it," he' exclaimed. -Til
look up some helpless and alien? peoplo
who can't help themselves and indulge
in a little benevolent assimilation."
Then tho eminent financier went to
the telephone and called up a rifle fac
tory and gave a big order. After
ward he 'phoned to another place for
Later the work of benevolent assim
ilation was begun under favorable
"I see by dis polper day the sci
entific sharps say dat a feller ort ter
wash his hands every time ho handles
money," said Dodgen Wurk, looking
up from the paper he had begged from
& passing stranger.'
. "I alius wash mo hanas arter hand
lln' money," said Will Knott Toyle,
gazing at his Angers.
The church board mot in extra
ordinary session to consider matters
of grave importance.
"We've got to do something to
arouse interest in our church work,"
said the chairman.
' "That's true," observed tone mem
ber. "We've tried putting free baths
in the basement, but they didn't
"And we put in a gymnasium that
proved a failure," observed another.
"And our 'temperance saloon' flz
zle'd out lnsido of a month," sadly re
"Our church socials are failures,"
piped a small man Jrom tho dark cor
ner. "Our illustrated sermons on Shakes
peare and Milton, and our kinetoscoplc
lectures on Mars . and Venus, didn't
bring out tho pqople," sorrowfully rp
marke'd. another, ...,.,
"Yes, all of these things 'haVo'fallcd
"I see wo have with us this evening
Dr. Borem," remarked the chairman
of the meeting. "I am sure wo would
be pleased to hear irom the doctor
for a few minutes."
"Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Gentle
men," said Dr. Borem, rising and
bowing profoundly. "I thank you
heartily for your courtesy, but I do
not think I have anything of interest
to say to you this even "
"If that is the case," interrupted
the chairman, "and there being no
further business berore- the meeting,
we win stanu aajournea."
The crowd filed out, leaving Dr.
Borem standing alono upon the floor
and wondering what Happened.
Experience had taught the chairman
that the speaker who had nothing to
say usually took about two hours .to
The stand-still Christian never
Put-off Towh is the refuge of the
It takes something more than pew
ity to beget piety.
The Guatamalan ant of hope is
death on the boll weevil of worry,
You should not expect your pastor'
to do all of your praying for you.
Those quickest to forgive an injury
aro the slowest to forget a favor.
We can listen with patience to
everybody but the man with a griev
ance. The man who never had a tooth
ache is always quick to recommend
tho dentist." .
People who regard heaven as merely
a "place of rest" will not enjoy it it
they get there.
After all, do you suppose the czar
is any prouder of that boy than you
were of your first one?
Have you ever seen people who ap
proach tho Throne of Grace as if it
were a bargain counter?
We would rather seea man riding
a hobby than forever submitting to
the views of other men.
Wisdom does not wholly consist in
knowing things. Tho wisest men of
earth were those who refused to "learn
Just because you can not make a
silk purse out of a sow's ear is no
reason why you k should never try to
The stumbling stones -of the- fool
are the stepping stones of the wise.
Filling, into debt a furlong: meads
climbing 'ap a mile. '
We are always willing to assert that
there is a good housekeeper in the
house if the backyard Is- decorated
with phlox and hollyhocks.
Perhaps you have noticed that when
a man's wicked schemes have been ex
posed by the press he begins to com
plain about "yellow journals."
Some churches have to spend so
much time taking care of the interest
on their debts that they have too little
time for the consideration of the
We don't like -him we mean the
man who nfeets' us - just as we are
taking our "first outing after a spell
of sickness and proceeds to tell how
much sicker he wast
"It tickles me every time I read
about some old yap buying a gold
brick," said Sharpom, looking up from
the evening paper and addressing
Cutely, who sat in the seat opposite.
"Me, too," said Cutely. "I can't un
derstand how anybody can be so fool
ish as to bite at the old sold brick
"Nor I, either. By the way, Cutely,
want to buy some stock in the shin
"Well, I might trade you some amal
gamated copper stock for it."
The Farm la Politics.
Gradually, but surely, and with
never a backward step, does the farm
advance. Not in the old sense is its
increased importance made manifest.
Statistics are wanting; but it is prob
able that the farm, as the birthplace
of famous men, is no busier now than
it was say fifty years ago. It ac
quires its heightened significance
wholly from the fact that having long
been the favorite birthplace, it is fast
becoming the dwelling place of fame
through the medium of politics.
The Hon. Charles W. Fairoanks,
second in command of tho republican,
expedition, lingers mentally with fond
ness, no doubt, in the Big Darby
country of northern Ohio; but bodily
he lingers there no longer. Tho
function of the farm ja his case was
its old-time function that of training
and nourishing the youthful stalk, and
sending it up, strong and straight, six
feet several inches into the world.
But to the Hon. Theodore Roosevelt,
Sm,.HonV Alton B Parker, .the Hon.
William J. Bryan, and the Hon. Thom
as C. Piatt tho farm has a present
and .far from, a reminiscent ,-
From the sunny slopes of SaKa
moro Hill the president supplies hia
summer table. Tho hay, the Newtown
-pippins and the red poll cattle are as
much a, part of Bosemount and Rose
mount daily news as the judge him
self At the Fairview stock farm in
Lincoln, Neb., the Hereford calf, the
Angua cow, the Durham bull and tho
Poland China pigs dwell together with
the farmer in precious Jeffersoniau
simplicity. And at Highland Mill
one can almost hear the cool drip
dripping of tho wheelthe senior sen
ator of the empire state finds rest and
rakes, solace and sweet peas.
Thus is the farm distinguished and
uplifted. More so even than in age3
past, when Cincinnatus pushed hia
willing plough, or when Webster
tossed the incense-bearinc hav. n
Nebrecskix State Fair
The Nebraska State Fair has long
held front rank among state exposi
tions, and is recognized throughout
the country as being a pioneer in all
lines tending to a better and fuller
exhibition of all the resources of our
modern life. The 1904 fair will bo
ahead of any yet given, although each
succeeding year seems to mark tho
'limit of expansion. During the past
twelve months extensive additions and
improvements have been made upon
the, grounds at Lincoln, but even with
the extensive additions the manage
ment finds itself hard pushed to ac
commodate all the exhibitors who
have .applied for .space. This is espe
cially true of the live stock and poul
try, departments. Ever on the look
out for new attractions the manage
ment has contracted with the owner
of. the famous pacer, Dan Patch, for
an exhibition, during the coming fair,
and on Tuesday, August SO, this
speedy horse will be sent au exhi
bition mile In an effort to break the
pacing record. Tho Nebraska State
Fair for 1904 will be held at Lincoln,
August 29 to September 2.
"Going to the Fair."
An ox team and covered wagon,
representing .the slowest method of
travel adopted by any world's fair
party, has arrived, at the fair grounds
from Pittsburg, Pa., haying spent
eighty days on the. road in continu
ous travel. Tho party came through
a numbfer of large cities on the way,
exciting , much comment, particularly
as it came down State street, Chi
The canvas cover of the wagon car
ried the following inscription: "En
Route Pittsburg to the. World's lair,
and "Visit the Agriculture Building at
the World's Fair and See the Red
Glare at the Fair." The trip was
made in the interests of an exaiblt
in. the food section or tne palaco of
agriculture, and the wagon carried a
load of world's fair merature, whica
was distributed along the route.
The trip of 900 miles was made oy
average speed of a little over oleven
miles each day. The six-ox team was
driven by T. N. Gibson, a typical
driver of tho days when this was tne
most popular mode of transportation
in the United States. The party came
In charge of Mr. Carl Burroughs or
Pittsburg, and after remaining a lew
days at the fair, will start in the re
turn trip to Pittsburg. St. Louis re
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