The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923, July 11, 1913, Page 13, Image 13

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JULY 11, 1913
would have the right "freely to as
sail" the arrangement.
In presenting the plan to the court
today Mr. Loomis said:
"This Is the third plan for disso
lution, and is offered as a substitute
for previous plans. It differs from
the others in the provision for the
sale of $88,000,000 worth of stock
through a trustee under direction of
the court. It also provides a speedier
method of securing the certificates
of stock.
"The previous plans contemplated
the completion of the dissolution in
live years. By throwing restrictions
about the use of the stock certificates
this plan will make it possible to
complete the dissolution by Jan. 1,
In a speech delivered before a jury
in a liquor case the late Robert G.
ingersoll said:
I am aware that there is a preju
dice against any man who manufac
tures alcohol. I believe that from
the time it issues from the coiled
and poisonous worms in the distil
lery until It empties Into the jaws
of death, dishonor and crime, it de
moralizes everybody that touches it,
from its source to where it ends. I
do not believe anybody can contemp
late the object without being pre
judiced against the liquor crime.
All we have to do, gentlemen, "is
to think of the wrecks on oither bank
of the stream of death, of the sui
cides, of the insanity, of the ignor
ance, of the destitution, of the little
children tugging at the faded and
withered breast of weeping and de
spairing mothers, of wives asking
for bread, of the men of genius it
has wrecked, the men struggling
with imaginary serpents, produced
by this devilish thing; and when you
think of the jails, of the alms-houses,
of the asylums, of the prisons, of
the scaffolds upon either bank, I do
not wonder that every thoughtful
man is prejudiced against this
damned stuff called alcohol. Intem
perance cuts down youth in its vigor,
manhood in its strength, old age in
its weakness. It breaks the father's
heart, bereaves the doting mother,
extinguishes natural affection, erases
conjugal love, blots out filial attach
ment, blights parental hopes, brings
down mourning age in sorrow to the
grave. It produces weakness, not
life. m It makes wives widows; chil
dren' orphans; fathers fiends, and
all of them paupers and beggars. It
feeds rheumatism, invites cholera,
imports pestilence and embraces con
sumption. It covers the land with
idleness, misery, crime. It fills your
jails, supplies your almshouses and
demands your asylums. It engenders
controversies, fosters quarrels and
cherishes riots.
It crowds your penitentiaries and
furnishes ' victims for your scaffold.
It is the life blood of the gambler,
the element of the burglar, the prop
of the highwayman and support of
tho midnight incendiary. It coun
tenances the liar, respects the thief,
estcoms the blasphemer. It violates
obligation, reverences fraud and
honors infamy. It defames benev
olence, hates love, scorns virtue and
slanders innocence. It incites the
father to bitcher his helpless off
spring, helps the husband to mas
sacre his wife and the child to grind
the patricidal ax. It burns up men,
consumes women, detests life, curses
God, despises heaven. It suborns
tvwitnesses, nurses perjury, defiles
the jury box and stains judicial er
mine. It degrades the citizen, de
bases the legislator, dishonors the
statesman and disarms the patriot.
It brings shame, not honor; misery,
not safety; despair, not hope; mis
ery, not happiness, and with the
malevolence of a fiend it calmly sur
veys its frightful desolation and un-
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satiated havoc. It poisons felicity,
kills peace, ruins morals, blights con
fidence, slays reputations, and wipes
out national honor, then curses the
world and laughs at its ruin. It does
all that and more. It murders tho
soul. It is the sum of all villainies,
the father of all crimes, the mother
of all abominations, the devil's best
friend and God's worst enemy.
Truth-searching historians do not
all admit that Betsy Ross made tho
first American flag, but such is the
popular belief. Tho story goes that
in June, 1776, General Washington,
accompanied by Robert Morris and
George Robs, called at the little up
holstery shop on Arch street, Phila
delphia, whore Mrs. Ross and her
husband were carrying on a small
business. They asked her if she
could make a flag and upon her
answer that she could they pro
duced a rough sketch of the banner
which the United States were des
tined to adopt. Little did these men
realize that during the centuries to
come tho same flag, with the addi
tion of a star for each state, would
wave over the land.
With the feminine eye for grace
and' symmetry, Betsy Ross Immedi
ately noticed that tho stars of tho
sketch were six pointed, and sug
gested using five pointed stars in
stead. Dexterounlv nlm ftninnnri nnf
a five pointed star just to show thoi
incredulous gentlemen how easily it
could be done. Tho latter agreed
it was by far superior to the six
pointed stai General Washington
hastily changed the skotch and tho
three gentlemen left with instruc
tions to Mrs. Ross to make the flag.
In duo time they roturned to wit
ness the cutting of tho last star and
to marvel at the beauty of tho flag
and the skill with which It was put
together. It Is evidently this stage
of the proceedings that Mr. Ferris
has portrayed General Washington
in his buff and blue uniform, forget
ful for the moment of the all-Important
flag, the other gentlemen in
solomn contemplation of the finish
ing touches, and Betsy Ross flushed
with excitement at tho triumph al
most accomplished.
The artist, J. L. G. Ferris, is a
lover of everything colonial, a de
vout student of early American his
tory. He paints all of his pictures
from a thorough knowledge of the
details and attendant circumstances.
Mr. Ferris comes naturally by this
partiality for colonial subjects, for
ho was born in Philadelphia "Tho
Cradle of Liberty," In 1863.
Ho inherited his lovo of painting
not only from his father, who was
an artist of noto, but from his
mother, a sister of Thomas, Edward
and Petor Mornn. Studying first at
homo under the direction of his
father and in tho Pennsylvania acad
emy of fine arts, ho went abroad to
paint from nature In Spain and Mo
rocco. He next went to Paris where
ho worked under Bougerau and I.
L. Jerome. After a few years he
returned, however, to the study of
American historical subjects, to
which he has ever since devoted his
time. Today he is rightly called tho
greatest painter of colonial subjects.
Little Minnie "Oh, mama, what's
that dreadful noise?"
Mama "Hush, darling, papa's
trying to save the price of a shave."
Landlady "Will you take tea or
Boarder "Whichever you call it."
London Opinion.
Big Feature!
A man asked me tho other day why the Cartercar used the gearless transmission instead of tho
ordinary gear drive. This man didn't know anything about tho Cartercar and when I told him
that the reason was because the gearless transmission gave better service, he said, "I am from
So I took him out and demonstrated the un
limited speeds the one lever control and then
drovo the car right up the steepest hill ho knew
about, and his eyes were opened.
When he saw what the Cartercar would do ho
said that he would never have believed it until
he saw for himself And that's just the way
with a lot of people, perhaps including yourself.
You do not believe that a transmission without
any gears at all can give as good service and
you are not curious enough to try to find out.
Now I ask you in fact, challenge you to find
any car, no matter what price, that can come
out on the road and follow me in a Cartercar.
I say that the Cartercar is in a class by itself,
and I can prove it and you bo the judge. That's
fair isn't it it costs you nothing to send for a
catalog and find out and I will send you the
name of our nearest agent who will gladly give
you a demonstration.
Harry R Radford, Vice Pres. and Gen. Mgr.
Cartercar Company
Pontiac, Michigan
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