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HAY 17, 1907
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The Farmer Pays It All
(Written for a Farmers' Union pic
nic held near Hennessey, Oklahoma,
and recited by Miss Bumps, daughter
of Elmer Bumps, a prominent mem
ber of the organization,)
We have heard in song and story
of the heroes who win glory
Fighting, dying, 'neath the old red,
white and bluo;
And their memories we are praising
and tall columns we are raising
To the soldiers of the nation, tried
Wo have watched the corporations
get a death grip on the nations,
And We have seen the giant trusts
their coffers fill; ,
We have seen the king's financial pile
up fortunes quite substantial
And the farmers of the nation loot
the bill. x
Wo have seen, ju years were rolling,
men the big trust kings ex
tolling, We have seen the nation's bounds
Wo have heard that trade and barter
to extend must have a starter,
So a subsidy for ships must be
havo heard the railroad bosses
say they'ro up against great
If with water their great stocks
they can not fill;
And a lot of men will swear if we
complain about the' tariff
But the farmers of the nation foot
Day by day we toil and labor, scarce
ly seeing nearest neighbor,
While the men who profit from
our honest toil
Liye in ease and laughing gaily,
watch us while we're toiling
To bring forth the fruits of Nature
from the soil.
Don't you. think, O toiling brother,
toiling wife, and toiling mother,
That ft's time-we stood a strong,
Don't you know that once united all
.our toll will bo requited.
And that we would be the rulers of
Join- our union! Stand together In
.sunshine or stormy weather,
Face to face, and heart to heart,
and hand to hand.
All our mutual burdens bearing, all
our daily blessings sharing,
All for one and one for all, united
Hear the voice of Union calling; see
the foe is backward falling;
"" Clouds of wrong are scattered by
the rising sun.
Armed with ballots ready, forward!
. God Almighty hates a coward
Do your duty and our battle will
free delivery and automobiles were
One night r. Link was called to
la home eight milej from his office,
me messenger oeing a naii-wiuea
boy who could not tell just what
was the matter. But the call came
from the home of a man who was
himself, something of a physican, so
Dr. Link naturally thought that if it
was an urgent case some one would
have been sent who could give the
details. He answered the call, and
when he arrived at thehouso, the
night being very cold, he found a
young lady in convulsions as the re
sult of arsenical poisoning. Dr. Link
had nothing in the shape of an anti
dote with him, and he knew there
was no time to return to his office.
It was up to him to do something,
and while he was warming up his
benumbed hands at the fire his fino
old brain was working rapidly. Fin
ally, turning to the head of the house
"You came hetfi from Pennsvlva
nia, didn't you?"
"Bring your .rifle and bullet
ladle?" . .
"Bring me the bullet ladle."
Then he turned to the wife and
"Got any baking soda?"
"Then hurry over to your neigh
bor's and borrow some."
.. The wife grabbed hershawl and
started. Then Dr. Link -turned to
the man and said:
"Been lots of hog cholera in this
The man admitted that there had.
"Your hogs had It?""
"What did you give them, cop
peras?" "Yes, sir."
"You hurry out to the barn and
bring me some copperas."
By the time the man had returned
with the copperas the wife had- re
turned with the baking soda. Dr.
Link moistened a little of the soda
with water, mixed It with the cop
peras, poured the mixture into the
bullet ladle and baked it to a fine
Whitish powder. And that mixture
was the best known antidote for ar
senical poisoning carbonate of iron,
The antidote was administered and
the life or tne young woman
training. But I can prove that be
leans towards th Scientist Ideas. In
1891 he was practicing medicine in
Saunders county, and was chairman
of the Saunders county democratic
committee. During that memorable
campaign, whenever a republican
came to him complaining of illneM,
Dr. Hall would fill him full pf calo
mel or quinine and send him home.
But- when a democrat came in for
treatment, Dr. Hall would give him a
copy of the Declaration of Independ
enc and the Life of Thomas Jeffor
son, and toll him to read both care
fully and be healed."
A Resourceful Physician
Dr. Harvy Link, who lived at Mil
lard, Neb., and practiced his pro
fession for upwards of fifty years,
was one of the finest "men that ever
lived. This statement will be
vouched for by thousands who knew
him while he lived, and mourned
hiin sincerely when he died. His
resourcefulness and his ability are
illustrated by an incident that hap
pened in hie -practice more than
thirty years ago, when his section
of the state was thinly settled and
public conveniences such as the tele
phone, interurban railroads, rural
Dr. Link was one of the staunch
cst old democrats in Nebraska, and
he was a familiar figure at demo
cratic conventions for half a cen
tury. And when he arose to speak,
his long white hair falling almost
to his shoulders, he was always
cheered to the echo and listened to
with closest attention. Dr. P. L.
Hall, for j ears chairman of the Ne
braska democratic state central com
mittee, and a son-in-law of Dr. Link,
learned many of his democratic les
sons at the feet of his father-in-law.
Before becoming a national banker
Dr. Hall practiced medicine for a
number of years at Mead, Saunders
A few weexs ago Dr. iiaii and a
number of others were discussing
Christian Science at a meeting of a
literary club in Lincoln. ' Naturally
Dr. Hall rather inclined to ridicule
tho healing features of the Scien
tists. But finally an adherent of that
faith, who is one of Dr. Hall's closest
personal friends, arose and said:
"Dr. Hall feel's impelled to talk"
that way because of his professional
Piety Is never perfunctory.
Godliness does not mean exclu
siveness. You can not beat a carpot with
The wisdom of youth looks unwise
to old ago.
Policies may change, but principles
The praying Christian Is always a
It Is easy to be generous when wo
have too much.
The best road to the throne is by
way of the cross.
A lot of energy Is wasted in look
ing for easy jobs.
A ham in the smokehouse is worth
two on the stage.
When the light of love dies the
home is in darkness.
A foul tongue can not express the
desires of a clean heart.
People who advertise thoir woes
find plenty more coming.
A great many people are suffering
from weevilly conscience.
A good mirror is the one that re
flects just what we want to see.
Man is the only animal that will
deliberately get drunk the second
The girl who possesses an old
fashioned maiden .aunt is mighty
God does not take account of sex
in figuring out tho enormity of the
The hardest work some people do
is to complain about the tasks of to
morrow. Satan works hardest when the
churches are closed for the summer
When "a man wants to do wrong
he never has any trouble in finding
Failure of the fruit crop will have
no effect on tho output of "doped"
jams and jellies.
We have a poor opinion of tho dis
cretion of a man who will eat jelly
put up in a factory.
Too many men who are looking for
work avoid the places where they
are most likely to find it.
It's a mighty good thing that our
wives have never thought to go on
strike for the eight hour day.
Charity with a brass band attach
ment doesn't get high enough for the
recording angel to either see or hear.
The time of year is near at hand
when we find it difficult to see any
thing funny in the "jokes" about the
A lot of people never hear oppor
tunity knocking because they are
themselves too busy "knocking"
The man who watches the clock
most is usually the man who com
plains loudest about the size of his
When you want to take an accurate
census of the working members of a
congregation, attend a couple of
A lot of men who have abounding
faith In themselves never get energy
enough to muster up the work that
ought to go with it.
The man who defends profanity on
the ground that it is a safety valve
for his temper, usually finds himself
at the blowing-off point most of the
Put any Keen Kuttcr hand fnrra
tool to the severest test you can
think of you discover an elastic
toughness which restores tines,
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Life and Speeches
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