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About The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923 | View Entire Issue (April 1, 1916)
literal farmer said, 'as long as I kept
awake, but every time I fell asleep It
roiieti ore ' " wasimne-rrm star.
A Kansas farmer, returning homo
late at night, saw a light moving
about in the farm yard. When ho
investigated he found a neighbor's
farm hand carrying a lantern.
"What are you doing here?" de
manded tho farmer.
"Courtin', sir," replied tho farm
"Courtin', courtin with a lantern?
Huh, you fool, I never used a lantern
when I went courtin'!"
"No, sir,"jreplied the farm hand as
he moved off, "wo can all Bee you
didn't." Harper's Weekly.
And a word to tho otherwise is
If all women were compelled to
dress alike there would-he more va
cant pews in fashionable churches.
Even if a man acknowledges that
ho has fault? he seldom owns up to
those his friends accuse him of hav
ing. Tho office never gets left when it
has a salary back of it.
A mother's praise of her children
never interests pther women.
A woman will jump to a conclusion
almost as quickly as' she will at a
It's easy to see through people who
are always making spectacles of
A woman, would -have no use for
money except for the fact that it .will
buy almost any old thing she sets her
, heart on.
A woman's bes.t female friend will
tell you moro to her disadvantage in
a minute than you can learn from her
worst enemy in two weeks. Chicago
THE MAN WHO MADE MONEY
OUT OF IT
There Is a legal aspect to crime and
a human aspect. In the recent action
of Michael W. O'Hern, warrant dep
uty in the office of the Kansas City
prosecuting attorney, legal and hu
man aspects seem for once to coin
cide. Here Is the story as the Kan
sas City (Mo.) "Star" recently told
"Michael W. O'Hern, warrant dep
uty in the prosecuting attorney's
office, refused this morning to file a
charge against Benjamin Grooms,
who shot his son, Charles Grooms, at
their home, 2935 Fairmount Avenue,
yesterday afternoon because the son,
intoxicated and abusive, cursed his
" 'Even if you had struck a vital
spot,' O'Hern said, 'there would still
have been justification. The crim
inal in this case is not you, nor yet
your son. He is the man who gave
your son the whisky.' "
Young Grooms formed the habit of
drinking before he was fifteen years
of age. "His attack on his mother
yesterday was only one of many, but
that one reached the limit," explained
his father. All the same, we believe
there is hope for such a boy if he
can let the stuff alone hereafter; he
has had his lesson and we wish him
luck at pulling himself together. But
what of the man who made money
out of it? The Southwest Boulevard
booze dealer (barber-shop and pool
room front) has been closed up. He
was the little man. What about the
silk-hatted distiller of the stuff young
Grooms drank the distiller who
still lives and prospers somewhere
in Louisville, or Baltimore, or Peo
ria? According to Michael, W.j
O'Hern, he is "the criminal in thisi
ftRf" When shall, .we. be civilized
enough' to act accordingly? Collier's
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At SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
as well as tho
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which was lo
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This beautiful and imposing EXPOSITION was opened on March 18th, 1916, by the
pressing of a button by PRESIDENT WILSON, in Washington, D. C. The electric spark
was conveyed to an immense gong in the Exposition grounds, and at a few seconds before
twelve, noon, the gong pealed forth the announcement' that' THE PRESIDENT OF THE
UNITED STATES had officially declared the INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION open to
FORTY-FIVE THOUSAND PEOPLE were gathered in the Plaza de Panama, lo
cated in the center of the Exposition grounds, and were listening to Secretary of the In
terior FRANKLIN K. LANE, the personal representative of PRESIDENT WILSON,
when the gong pealed forth the glad tidings. A mighty shout arose ; bells were clanging,
and whistles were blowing, and the deep undertone of the cannons of Fort Rosecrans and
the warships anchored in the harbor, joined in celebrating the opening of the SECOND
YEAR of SAN DIEGO'S EXPOSITION. Among the speakers were, GOVERNOR
HIRAM W. JOHNSON, of California, and COUNT DEL VALLE SALAZAR, representa
tive of THE KING OF SPAIN.
REMEMBER, this Exposition will be open until December 31, 1916, and plan yoar
trip to California so you can remain- in SAN DIEGO at least two weeks, to see the EX
POSITION CITY and surrounding country. And if you wish to inquire about opportun
ities for business or investment in SAN DIEGO, the COMING CITY OF THE PACIFIC
COAST, or to see the orange groves and alf df a fields in our back country, call on us and
we shall be pleased to show you around.
Colonel Fred Jewell, the president of this company, will be remembered by many of
the older residents of Nebraska, he having acted as Private Secretary to Governor
Poynter, of. Nebraska, in 1898 and 1899. He removed to San Diego in 1900, and having
been located in San Diego during the last sixteen ydars, and actively engaged in the bank
ing, loaning, and real estate business, he is eminently qualified to furnish desired valuable
information relating to Southern California, the Exposition, and SAN DIEGO in particu
lar, and extends to all Nebraskans, and Lincolnites especially, a very cordial invitation to
call and renew acquaintances. '
Our olffice is located at No. 212 AMERICAN NATIONAL BANK BUILDING.
Phorfe? Main 2826.
JEWELL INVESTMENT COMPANY
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