The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923, April 14, 1911, Page 13, Image 13

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APRIL 14, 1911
The Commoner.
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Johnson of Maine, Kern of Indiana,
Lea of Tennessee, Martino of New
Jersey, Myers of Montana, O'Gorman
of New York, Pomerene of Ohio,
Reed of Missouri, Williams of Mis
sissippi, The senators were sworn in in
squads of four, the colleagues of the
newly chosen men, escorting them
to the vice president's desk. The
oath was administered by Vice Presi
dent Sherman. The first quartet
comprised Messrs. Bryan, Chilton,
Clapp and Clark of Wyoming, and
they "and all who followed were cor
dially congratulated by the vice
president. Mr. Chilton took the oath
on "a bible given him by his mother.
As soon as the last of the senators
had left the vice president's desk the
roll of the senate was called. Eighty
six senators, within five of the entire
membership, were found to bo
present, and Senators Gallinger and
Bacon were appointed to a commit
tee to wait on the president and
notify him that the senate was in
session and prepared to do business.
The only feature of the proceed
ings not on the program was intro
duced by Senator Bailey of Texas,
who sought to have the hour of the
daily meetings fixed at 2 p. m., in
stead of noon. The suggestion was
made In connection with a motion by
Senator Brown of Nebraska fixing
the hour of 12 as the time of meet
ing. Mr. Bailev ultimately withdrew the
amendmer , with a promise to re
new it t iO
For Mo
I ask not wealth or golden store,
Nor right to rule my fellow man.
Just this I ask, and nothing more,
To live my life as best I can.
I ask not fame, nor high estate,
Nor argosies upon the sea.
I only ask that loves ones wait
To give sweet welcome unto me.
I ask no crown of high finance,
Nor plaudits from the crowding
I only ask a man's fair chance
To save my loved ones from all
I ask not for the pomp and power
Of those who rule from golden
I only ask that every hour
I can provide well for my own.
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' Uncle Joe Cannon made his first
speech on the floor of the house
Wednesday, April 5th. The house
had under discussion a special order
limiting debate on the rules to four
hours. The Associated Press report
,pays:, "Mr. , Cannon's speech was
easily the feature". He was greeted
with applause from both parties
when he arose to make his maiden
address of the session.
" 'I want to say here and now,'
he declared, 'that substantially the
rules proposed by this legislation are
an endorsement of nearly all that
is good in the rules that have evo
luted since the adoption of the con
stitution, and; therefore I am not go
ing to criticise the rules merely be
cause the majority of the house pro
poses to adopt them.
" 'Sometimes majorities and minori
ties tear passion to tatters and ap
peal from the standpoint of dema
gogy and clap-trap to people that
would not know a rule or a code of
rules if they met in the middle of the
" 'And now it is said we have a
unanimous consent calendar. I am
glad that we have. Along with that
is the saying, in the language of the
distinguished gentleman from Kan
sas (Mr. Murdoch) and the universal
representation of the uplift maga
zine, that it. is no longer necessary
to crawl on your knees, hat in hand,
to ask the speaker for recognition
for unanimous consent. When the
unanimous consent calendar is called,
if my judgment prompts me to ob
ject to the, consideration of a bill,
no doubt the man in charge of that
bill will figuratively come on his
hands and knees, with his hat in
hand, even the gentleman from Kan
sas (Mr. Murdock), trying to con
vince his co-member on the floor that
the consideration of the bill not to
be ohjected to.'
"Mr. Cannon criticised the rules
for not permitting the discharge of
the rules committee itself and de
clared that 'Czar Henry' would be
no more nor less of a 'czar' than
-vvas the former speaker.
"Mr Cannon also complained that
no method was provided for the 'so
cialist minority from Wisconsin or
any other gentleman with a wild
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Funny Doings
Because he had no visible means
of support the judge fined him $30.
Later he braced up, settled down
to work and saved his money. Later
he built a little cottage to shelter
himself and family.
Then the tax gatherer came along
and fined him $30 for having been
frugal and enterprising.
If you spend your money freely
you are foolish.
If you save your money you are
a "tightwad."
If you have nothing you are fined
for being without visible means of
If you save you are fined for being
What's the use?
The Flat Owner's Fate
A rich man built a row of fiats,
All modern and complete;
A velvet lawn stretched out in front
Along the noisy street.
And then he tacked a sign up high
Above the passing crowd:
"These handsome, modern flats for
No children are allowed."
He garnered rents in golden store
And riches high he piled,
The while the echoes never rang
With laughter of a -child.
No childish feet went pitty-pat
Adown the marble halls;
The gloomy corridors ne'er rang
With children's happy calls.
The rich man died, as all men must,
And neared St. Peter's gate,
And o'er the golden arch he saw
The words that sealed his fate.
The words he saw were writ in flame,
And seared his hard heart well:
"This place is full of little ones
You'll have' to go below."
Books They Should Read.
""Nelson W. Aldrlch "Tarry Thou
Till I Corned
William Lorimer "What Will He
Do With It."
Lee O'Neill Browne and C. $.
Funk "We Two,"
Andrew Carnegie " Treasure
Island." t L m
President Diaz "In the Midst of
A Ghastly Joke
This is an incident that really
happened a week or so ago. A Lln
colnite was detained down town until
late in the evening, and upon arriv
ing home found his wife absent.
Thinking she might be at a neigh
bor's ho went to the 'phone and
called up. Upon receiving an aswor
ing "hollo" ho asked:
"Is my wife there?"
"J don't know, sir," was the reply.
"Wo have two or threo women hero.
What Is your wife's name?"
"Mrs. So and so. Who is this
"This Is Brown & Black's under
taking establishment."
The unexpected reply loft the hus
band weak and trembling.
Polite Fiction
to lunch; back
in five
AULA U 14 lW0
"How charmingly that hat be
comes you, and how well it matches
your dress."
"I was detained down town by Im
portant business." J
"You may depend on me, old fol
low, to advanco your candidacy at
every opportunity."
"The greatest bargains ever offered
in this community."
"I enjoyed your talk vory much."
"I'm taking too many papers now,
so I'll have to stop yours for a
"How well behaved your children
are, Mrs. Blank."
What Farmers Want to Know
Seed Corn
The "l'tiro Hk1 Mrh'ii New lloek" I our
talnly different from tho many other need book,
When a hook or Jotter la written by n man who hAi
r thorough personal knowledfro of til biuInoM and
Add to that knowlcdga hi Ix-nt paliutaklmc ofTort,
tho result 1 Intorentliuc reading. Many things nro
put Into undcrHtandAhlA Knl(flli. To (ret a free
copy or It wrlto tho Shenandoah Pure Seed Co.,
303 Lowoll Ave, Shenandoah. Iowa, and mention
Uiis paper when writln.
Botl Corn Uook Prosperity move on crutchea
when crop go wrong. Build up your bank account
by growing tho bust that grown, "Jlobcrt' Improved
Hold's Yellow Dent." You Iiavo heard of this hlh
yloldfng prizewinner boforo Uio highest yielding
yollow corn in the world' clasi oMOW. Wrlto today
for tho free com ImjoIc, giving full particulars and
price or nil tho leading varieties or corn grown.
X. D. KOKKHT8, Free Ht., HKD OAK lew
In January how I love
To dream of hoe and spade,
And in my dreams to contemplate
Tho gaTden I have made.
In February how I plan
Straight row and level bed,
And dream of lettuce, peas and beans,
And radishes so red.
In March I walk around the lot
And mark with care each placo
Where ev'ry vegetable will grow
In meet and proper grace.
In April I take up the tools
And work till hands are sore
Then buy my summer green goods at
Tho corner grocery store.
at reasonable.
Wataea K. CalrtttfiH)
Patent Lawyer.Waalilnjrton,
D.O. Advice and book frcfl.
Highest reference. Bestacnrlcea,
DiimoNo Fo until allowed. Fro nooks
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"Here's a true story about love at
first sight."
"Who were they?"
"Adam and Eve."
Brain Leaks
' The man who is always for getting
can not be for giving.
Continual worry about little things
make us unable to cope with the big
The world owes you a' living, but
you must be your own collector.
Every joy divided is doubled;
every trouble shared is lessened.
Moral dyspepsia is often mistaken
for religion.
Politics does not make enough fa
miliar cellmates.
The agnostic is proud to acknowl
edge his ignorance.
"Sweet aTe the uses of adversity,"
but you have to cultivate your taste.
We've never yet heard of a' sala
ried choir make music half so sweet
as the innocent laughter of a happy
The crosses we boast of we get no
credit for bearing.
About one week caring for a' 7x11
garden takes all the -"back to the
land" enthusiasm out of the average
city. .man.
Men nave been hanged on their
reputations when their character
might have saved them.
For every man who "falls" into
debt a dozen men climb in.
Real religion never needs a press
Commercial Cars
do not require an exper
ienced operator. Your
regular delivery man can
leaf n to operate one in a
afew hours. If he "quits"
or is sick you can break
in a new man in the
same time.
Their cleanliness too is a big
feature, Your man presents
himself at your customer's
door immaculate with no
suggestion of stable or gaso
line odor about his person.
They require no more storage space
at night than a horse-drawn vehicle
of equal capacity. They save you
the rent for space to house your
horses and store your feed. All this,
in addition to what they save in time
and money through their superior
speed while on tho road.
Building a Detroit Electric Truck
that will prove a money maker a
money saver for you Is simply a
matter of knowing your require
ments. Tell us about them and we'll
submit an estimate of the cost of
electrifying your delivery service and
the saving it will effect.
Andtrson Electric Car Co.,
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