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About The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 26, 1904)
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The Greatest Fortune Tellers
Every human being yearns to look
into the future. A man may think
himself wise and above petty super
stitions hut how solemnly and ear
nestly he listens while some foolish
young girl or wrinkled old gypsy talks
about the lines in his hand.
He would not listen to such a per
son or be influenced by her ordinarily,
but old superstition makes him give
close attention to foolish talk about
This universal interest in fortune
telling, an old inheritance, makes us
all rather foolish at times.
It might be made a useful thing if
we could get into the habit of telling
our own individual fortunes, instead
of relying upon hysterical or swind
You, the young man reading this,
should make up your mind to be your
own fortune teller.
The usual soothsayer with the itch
ing palm looks at your line of life,
your line of luck, your lino of fate,
etc., and she reads your future ac
cording to the length and strength
and general behavior of these lines.
But you can tell your own fortune
better than she can.
Don't look into the lines of ypur
hand look into your heart, into your
mind, into your ways of living.
It does not matter how long a dis
tance your fate line may iun; but it
does matter a great deal how long you
are able to stick at a thing that you
have once undertaken.
Don't believe the gentle witch who
tells you that you will fail because
your line of fate is broken.
But tell yourself that you will fail
because your line of effort is so often
Never mind the life line or its va
garies. That line has nothing to do
with your life or your death. Its shape
simply shows how you happened to
close your hand and form Its wrinkles
when you were an unborn baby.
But there are other lines that you
.can read, inside of yourself, and these
will tell you some truths about your
chances for a long life or a snort one.
If you see in your past life a long
line of cock-tails before breakfast
or after breakfast for that matter
you 'may predict for yourself a not
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dress on reaeipt of 50 cents, by Georgo
U. Daniels, General Passenger Agent,
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very long and not very useful life,
and be proud of your accuracy as a
prophet later on.
If you see in yourself other lines of
foolishnesslate hours, dissipation if
you find yourself sleepy as your work
begins, when you ought to bo at your
best you may safely predict for your
self shortness of days and lack of use
fulness In them.
The present fashion among fortuno
tollers and their dupes is what is
called "the reading of the crystal ball."
The wise old gentleman or lady who
makes money out of the foolish ones
looks into the crystal ball and then
spins a marvellous tale of things seen
there concerning the future.
The crystal ball. of course, is a
fraud or, at the best, self-deceplion on
the part of the fortune teller.
But every one of us possesses a
crystal ball, more or less clear, more
or less cloudy. That crystal ball is
our own soul, our own consciousness,
and in it, if we will, we can read
the truth about the future very clearly.
To be your own fortune teller does
not require any very great prepara
tion; no hours of fasting or special
diet Is necessary.
To be your own fortune teller you
have only to cast out self-deception.
Stop fooling yourself, and look hon
estly into your own character. You
can read there pretty accurately what
is going to happen to you. And, best
of all, you can not only tell your own
fortune, but you can control it, if you
will be guided and warned by tho
weaknesses that you see in your own
Don't look at this picture in a care
less way. Don't read this editorial or
glance it over with condescending
good nature, saying to yourself, "I
know a lot of people that might well
Investigate their own characters."
Apply the advice that Is here given
to yourself. Make an experiment as
your own fortune teller. Take an hour
by yourself, look into your own mind,
study your own weaknesses.
Tell yourself truthfully your mis
takes, and follow along the lines of
your misconduct to their final, inevi
If you are a gambler, you can see in
the crystal ball disgrace and failure in
If you are insincere, you can see loss
of friends and self-respect.
If you are inclined to drink, you can
see a life wasted and withered toward
If you are selfish, you will see In
the future the lonely bitterness that
Try to read your own fortune, and
be guided by what you see in your
crystal ball.' Your time will not be
wasted. New York American.
Six-Year-One Term for President
At a meeting of the executive com
mittee of the National Business
league, held in Chicago January 14,
1904, a movement was Inaugurated, by
unanimous adoption of the following
preamble and resolutions, to amend
the constitution of the United States,
so as to provide for a six-year presi
dential term, making the chief ex
ecutive ineligible for re-election:
"Whereas, In view of the vast, di
versified and rapidly increasing indus
tries and commerce of the United
States, and the multitude of people
relying on the successful operation of
productive and trade enterprises,
which, to be continuously and evenly
prosperous, should be unhampered by
frequent distracting influences of the
public mind;- and
"Whereas, The president of the
United States of America is, as pro
vided in section 1, articlo 11 of tho con
stltlon of tho United States, elected
to office for tho brief torm of four
years, and thereafter' is oligiblo for
re-election as president for a like term
or terms; and
"Whereas, A presidential campaign,
aside from Its frequent recurrence, and
by reason of Its oxpensivo mothods,
Inevitable political oxcitomont over
candidates, now Issues and tho pos
sibility of a change of policy by now
administrations, especially as to the
tariff and finances, involves tho com
mercial interests of tho countiy in a
condition of unrest and uncertainty,
producing a partial paralysis of busi
ness activities and delaying promo
tion of now undertakings for at least
one year before and possibly for some
time subsequent to, the election of
a chief executive; therefore, bo it
"Resolved, That, as a measure of
tho greatest import to tho manufac
turing aud commercial interests, wago
earners and tho people generally, by
reason of a consequent longer poriod
of industrial tranquility and prosper
ity; also as a means of relieving the
president of many annoyances that se
riously interfere with tho unre3ricted
discharge of his official duties to the
people; tho National Business loaguo
hereby recommends an amendment to
tho constitution of tho United States,
fixing the presidential term at six
years and making tho chief executivo
ineligible for re-election; and bo it
"Resolved, That tho National Busi
ness league hereby adopts tho propo
sition as an important subject of its
efforts for tho common good, on which
its best endeavors shall bo directed,
until tho aforesaid proposed amend
ment Is duly ratified by the states
and confirmed by the congress of tho
United States; and bo it further
"Resolved, That copies of these
resolutions be sent to each member of
the senate and house of representa
tives at Washington, to all manufac
turers, commercial organizations,
prominent business firms and tho
press throughout the country.
The Olivo Industry in California
The Chinamen, Japs and cholOB
(Mexican laborers) in southern Cali
fornia are happy when olive picking
time comes, and they leave the cities
and' towns for the olive orchards.
Picking is a large item in tho cost
of the olive industry in California,
and the average price paid f6r pick
ing olives for making oil is ?77.50 a
ton, and for pickling purposes from
?18 to $20 a ton. It Is a picturesque
sight to see many pickers at work on
high ladders gathering the fruit at
the tops of the trees. Tho general
estimate is that a full bearing tree
will produce 250 pounds. Many big
trees, however, yield 350 pounds, while
many bear less than 100 pounds.
Every year the industry shows a
great increase, and the man who gives
intelligent care to his olive orchard
is sure to make a large profit. There
are now growing in the state more
than 2,500,000 trees, the yield is es
timated to be 400,000 barrels of fifty
gallons each of the pickled and dried
fruit, or about 0,000 car loads, and
1,000,000 cases of oil of twelve bottles
each, enough to make 2,000 car loads.
If yon only knew how tnachmors
I money jou could make with aa
on tho farm, we don't believe you'd
hesitate a day beforo buying one.
Our books about tho Empire Way
of running tho dairy are ttto. They
point tne way to bltcer profit.
Send in 70a.' name.
Empire Crews Separator Co.
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WABASH R. R.
Tickets sold Tuesdays and Thurs
days in August and September, rate
from Omaha $8.50. Daily lound trip
rate of $13.80. Correspondingly low
rates from your station.
Tho Wabash is tho ONLY line
landing all passengers at its own sta
tion main entrance World's Fair
grounds, thus saving time, annoyance
and extra car faro. All World's Fair
maps show Wabash station main en
trance. For all information address,
HARRY E. MOORES,
G. A. P. D., Wab. R. R., Omaha, Neb.
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