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THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT
APRIL 18, 1907.
the purchase made by Abraham of
the cave and field of Machpelab. "And
Abraham hearkened unto Ephron;
and Abraham weighed to Ephron the
silver, which he had named In the
audience of the sons of Heth, four
hundred shekels of silver, current
with the merchant." Gen. xxlll. 16.
Tho weight of a shekel was a little
lesiK than one-half an ounce troy. The
term "current with the merchant'
probably refers to the purity of the
silver, which was about ninety-five
per cent, fine, and the value In our
monev was fifty-eight cents. It first
appeared as a coin in the time of the
Maccabees, who lived about 140 li. C.
The amount of silver in the coin
preserved in our mint is the same as
was contained in the piece of silver
denominated a shekel. On one side is
the golden cup that has manna ipee
Exod. vxl. 33, and Ileb. lx 4), with
the inscription in old Hebrew char
acter. "Shekel of Israel:" on the
other side appears Aaron's rod that
budded, with the lengend in the same
character. "Jerusalem the Holv."
Behave yourself and you will be happy.
If you have to buy hay it doesn't pay
to keep a cow.
Wiiy if one la dismissed from service
is It said that ne has Deen cannem
Train a child up in the way lie should
go and then he is liable to fool you.
There are a trood many horses in LJn
coin that should be fed more and driven
If you could help matters by howling
about ft, then it would De an ngcu t
Nothing wrong: with the peach crop
yet, but this cool weather keeps us all
Some of. the time iTarriman refuses to
talk, and when lie does talk he doesn't
tell the truth.
Which would you prefer twenty years
in Sins Sing or seventeen seconds in the
electrical chair? '
Some men would rather hang a fellow
citizen than sit out two long nights
chewing the rag about it.
Stop thinking mean thoughts. Get your
mind in a receptive inood for the great
revival. It will be a corker.
Beforevmixlng up too promiscuously
in other people's affairs, be sure you are
competent to handle your own.
Your troubles are nearly all of your
own making, but you always lay the
blame on some one else. What makes
you so unjust.
Ilarriiiian hit set aside $2,(X!,O0Q of his
stock-watering profits for a mansion on
the Hudson. In his estimation it is a
very trifling expenditure.
Tiiint of a woman eofng crazy because
she couldn't break, into society. It is
generally the successful ones who get
woggy in the upper story.
Alter you have paid for cleaning the
carpets and papering three rooms you
feel like postponing the trip to Yellow
stone Park, untu anotner year.
Tioii. John M. Thurston made a ring
ing speech in Philadelphia the other
r.iaht in favor of J. B. Foraker and the
"eternal "stars." Now laugh, you ninny.
Annie V. Gates in the Auburn Grander
endorses dandelion greens as a sur
remedy for that tired feeling. It is also
a good way to get rid of a pestiferous
Americans as a rule are not suspieiriu
but when a man without visible means
of support becomes inysterlaliy possessed
of n few millions people are apt to jump
at the conclusion that some of it was
Urrwers will resist the law on the
irrouud that it is unconstitutional, an
infraction of the Fiuirteenth amendment
which virtually declares that a graft
niu-n .htablished shall not be disturbed
by mbiclV.evous statutory enactments.
ri;-iu;; all th" saloon, in Lincoln for
even -i xhort lim h.'ts given s-nte o
tim chronics an opportunity to cxpi rienc
tP. tlii-.ii of .e lf-ref neet that comes t
evrry fu.l.er man in the cotiHt kmcai.e.-s
that iiji ! ftoper
nkl.ihf i.Ki hni an nntl-l.orfo thief h"w-
cl.Ulrti. u heth'. i for lb purpose f ii.
cour;!.;bm the iiieiiilJi-rHup irom M int
ing th" I ".Rl'lh t ouimundnieiit or rk
1nr it unpleanam fur others who cteal
j.f,,-.- I, -till an iinettl4i1 queMloe
From thi rauftl-- rfmrrk of Pi-ojk-.i-t-r
j.-im tak" It that h -armnt
itinc wit 'i Mr. iH'tmns a to the cl ival
jut brawrv cf the man who .unci' red
vi,.'!', h'f" In rot Bivln I he srtv
i.;r.Hl muw at !. a hilt H r to
d. f'i! J 'f
. , . .
Twei or t!.i' l.ui !! " ',': '"i '
?.,,!-! csuti-if ot H""
"" f""" M',1 'l'o.i ..n i nun, - ip
,o...vt that K.t...u - n villi a tirtH- Md c
. V...l..r I. 1 1 it nf
Im li'ni U;cti i mern.nB
election that hasn't yet taken place. And
tne Examiner pays space rates for that
class of fairy tale. Great is yellow jour
nalism, andWl)liaru Ilandolpii Hearst is
If vou have wierd dreams and awaken
in the morning more tired than when you
went to bed, chances are you have a
weak digestion, torpid liver and are gen
erally run down besides. If you will con
sume less tood and take plenty of exer
cise in the open air, you nave no lueu
how much good it will do you.
Trainloads and shiploads of provisions
are being transported free of charge to
relieve the starving people of China, If
the soulless corporations take that much
interest in the relief of human woe, can't
we as private citizens do something?
Every dollar in money contributed means
the saving of a life. Send in your con
tributions and do it quickly.
Charley Dillman of the Blue Earth
(Minn.) Post isn't a poet, but when the
snow disappears after a long, cold winter
he sometimes breaks out In song. This
is his latest: "How sweet Is spring when
the birdies sing, and the baseball fans
and the also rans begin to plan their an
nual plans, and the good housewife with
her head in a towel, tears up the home
while the babies howel."
The tiling for the Thaw family to do
now is to buy a big bunch of expert
alienists and overwhelm the state with
testimony to the effect that Harry had
something more terrible than "dementia
Americana," when he murdered Stanford
White, if they are paid half down and
given a contract for the balance to be
paid at the ciose'of the second trial, no
trouble but tne great majority vi mwu
will stay bought. , .
A lot of Nebraska's brave "boys wlio
used to take frequent rides on the steam
cats and always 'occupied a little more
room than any one man is entitled to,
now make a trip only when it is neces
sary and are learning to enjoy the ex
perience of paying for the ride. This
change marks a long stride in the ad
vancement of civilization and none are
better aware of the fact man we who
have been the thankful recipients of spe
cial privileges. Stand up for Nebraska.
An eminent French physician says that
next to consumption the greatest enemy
of human life in Paris is alcohol. This
is probably the case in all densely popu
lated places in Europe and America.
Deaths due to Hie use or strong ami,
enme in a variety of ways, it may be
apoplexy, heart . failure, Bright's disease.
all forms or iai.ty oegenerauun, cum;t-i
of the stomach or what not. If there is
any vital weakness the use of alcohol in
tl . A. i
liberal calamines win mamiest its ue
morahzing effect at that point. As the
TCndishman said to his son: "Arry, me
bye, halcoal is a very good thing to let
in "Rome. Prison Statistics" compiled
by Rev. P. C, Johnson, chaplain of the
Nebraska penitentiary, this comment is
thrown in as a gentle hint to the public:
"If society wouloV do half as much "to
prevent crime as it now doe3 to punish
it, there would be, in a few yearn, a
very great diminution m trie pop-uai.um
of our prisons.' A sermon a column
long might be written rrom tins text.
Society is stupid, indiuerent, ana crimin
ally culpable in its regulation or lack of
regulation ot attain. :t rosters aim i
proht-t-barer in a business that starts
young men on me wrong roau mm m
soar.s them for taKing it.
When the frost is on the blossom and
the ice is on the pond
And the wind Mows from the northland
cold and drear.
Then we look into the future with antici
For the peaches we may pick another
So whatever here betides us, if we brave
ly look ahead
In the distance where the gloamings
cease to gloom.
As to harpier conditions in the city of
There will be no ice in our eternal
Nebraska has an anti-gambling law
that is good everywhere except in
Omaha. Omaha "in matters of morals is
a law unto herself. Not exactly that,
either. Siie is lav. less. Gambling joints
do not run as wide-open us they once
did. but they run, and all you have to
do if you desire to get into n game is to
ascend two tlights of stairs over the
corner boozery, Rive two knocks at the
door and lour bits to the fellow who
opens it and there you are. Now we
have a law against those other gamhllm;
loiutH km. wn a bucket shoot of which
Omaha has no monopoly. W hile his Is
a fre country, and a man Is supposed to
bo at liberty to use the money lie no
otiires in any way that may suit his
! t'aucv. wambling In options is a game so
, ulfurin? Mint out r.f thosw who po into
l! nearly nineiv tier cent stav aa hmit as
tht'v can borrow enough to kep up their
iiiai jrn. It ruin fo many that society
woH.I ".rem to lie juntllied In putting up
too barn, an I that was tlio belief of a
mnj'M'itt of both Itnuus of the late rg
Our old stud 'iroioe.i fil-iid Kufrne
Ware, h ww l; (H'leted eommijlonrr
of pension urob-r .VI. Kbiley and Nerved
viitll h" wan Ihoromlily twk of tl.o Job,
i i - , i h.M a J n. on lejrlf although
MiiUlol o ..ne n'.d e : made urh
! iilpw.c Hi ;i l.Otil i Other (I y. ill tt
j. ff.-r i . l. o,!iv t vi. 5i..r laven.
i pi(t h , ,liU ,.u htk ,.Ui, n(.vf,r nprttt
, ( nJik frtr , M ,.lv)rtU t,,t that thrre
. ,,,.r Mt,j,nr,. -j B)rt p,,!,,
U t,ik tt id .nntn lit my on nine,"
In tvt. "i-ecaoa I cunt ft In her
. til.l. ..... ...-I, -m " . - . - . ..... .... ,
t .tic n i ii."0..o c mm!
. . 1 .. V V ...... . i u i inn-. Tilil s, I 1 I ItM
time because under the law he could
j i!i h nons AMon I
who ntad more " Kovernment "aid' thar.
they were getting, and because all this 1
AZi J ' ,,.?:., ' w .nni.mnt fnr
"Jf'::r - : V 7JhZk
out fw "iot tlS. He said
to me writer mat no wuuiu oumo
little satisfaction .in occupying that use-
ful position were it not that he was oc-
casionally obliged to send home for a
remittance to piece out his living ex
penses. - " -
Colonel P.. G. Adams,' who retired horn
the Fullorton Post something like u year
ago to join the lighting forces of. the
Salvation army, is again in charge of
the newspaper, for which he is to be con
gratulated. The Salvation army has a
great labor to perform in rescuing the
perishing, but the intelligent and thouglit-
ful man, armed- with a newspaper having I
a "large and dignified circulation," can
do a more lasting and dignified service
for the cause than by carrying a banner
on the public highways, or beating a
drum or "pasting" a tambourine. The
salvation of this suffering people hinges
larerelv UDon th inculcation of such mor-I
al, ethical aud religious truths as shall
maKe tor a oeiter average oi ciuzeii;ii:iii. i
The newspaper writer talks to a large
congregation. Let his sermons be short
and to the point; not tiresome and full
of cant. Tell the boys to do ngnt and
avoid the dissipations of the reckless be
cause by so doing they will get a larger
measure or success ana satisraction m
living. Tell the old sinners to quit their
meanness for the sake of the rising gen-
Hon if thv liave no retrard for their
i.wn xvPlfn hfrp or hereafter. News-
naoer men are in a position to do an
immense amount of rood bv writing sen
sibly and not trying to do it all at once.
Vice-President Fairbanks is not the
choice of Indiana republicans for first
place on the national ticket, and Lucius
k. Swift of Indianapolis has nerve
eriousrh' to say so over his own signature.
He admits that Mr. Fairbanks is a good
neighbor, a pleasant gentleman of con
siderable ability and fair spoken, but
declares that in the great movement that
has been come forward for cleaner poli
tics and sauarer relations between the
great combinations of wealth and the
eeneral nubhe, Mr. 'jvairDanKS nas naa
no part. Summing up the whole matter
he savs: '
The whole 'question is whether the
country is to continue in civil progress
or is to suffer reaction. The people do
not want a reaction and the fear Js deep
stated that the choice of Mr. Fairbanks
TUrtiill larl to that result. Tt Is tOO
late in the day to remove that fear and
At,. i.'MirhanV-K haa no reeonl bv which
it can be removed. The people believe
that the corporations and trusts rely
upon him to save him their oppressive
and grasping privileges. This is the
mmirli to mouth oninion commonly ex-
nrsssmt a.nd eathere from all narts of
the state. For these reasons there is no
enthusiasm among tne peopie ot muidim
for Mr. Fairbanks. -
Massachusetts has an
known as the "Order of Sons of Rest."
It ODPOSeS the StremiOUa plan Of WOrk-
ing 35 days in the year and resting
when you are neau. ji advocates a.
month of relaxation every year for men
and women following business or profes-
sionai pursuits or ior manual moorcrs.
Everybody rests but father under the
new regime, and he may nave a montn
off to go sleight-riding in the winter
time if he wants to. It is a great
scheme but it won t pan out. Thirty
davs of recreation is not for the labor-
ing man unless he does something ana
has to co to .iau for it. if tne rarmer
quits hte farm for any length of time he
loses money by it. and when the mer-
chant goes on a jaunt leaving his busi
ness in the bands of the head cleric, see
what happens to him.
So we'll stick to our job like a good little
Ever gladly and faithfully toiling
And we'll rest with the coming of night
if we can
And go back to our work at the dawn
ing of day.
And the cruel north wind reaches
When we hear its groans and screeches,
Out its hands to pinch the peaches, so
they never will get ripe.
Such a wind storm is a bearer
Of our springtime reign of terror;
'Tis a form of mortal error of an ag
O, such very beastly weather
Sweeping over held and heather;
It Is ghastly altogether, grips the fruit
as in a vice.
We will have no luscious berry,'
Neither ph m nor peach nor cherry
Still there's cause for making merry
there will bo a crop of ice.
I rose to greet the dawn's tirst light
And viewed a melancholy sUht.
T woke the luuise, and said. "My dear.
Shake off they sloth, lend rue thine ear;
Tho fruit crop is destroyed, that's clear.
"There's ice, a half an inch or more,
Thk'k an the pmir-1 of a door.
The tre ari frozen to the core,
"I read in this tho certain doo'u
And bllaht of every bud nml bloom,
TbM north wind's breath I of th
Ttuo did I rave from enr'v dawn
I'liill trie nunli"nn,t klxcd the liwn
And m)te, all the" frot fiercoo
From tl eo I toi bln t br.tk mv.iv
From nlo.-mv ti.o-ij.ot' Itio Mvtdoiig d:iy.
Although 1 lii't'i't imiclt to n.iy,
ruo'e, when I had inv t-n'i i i .i,
I U. v bad n kiiberf Ito-t.
I ;hrUkf., "N . ovvtjtl "" I ld."
A fotl for on do fu! of uim -t'r
o i !(. 1 1 ito It H'rtr
i - i Thi Iord a bettrr than 4t loara.
ne peaen crop y mai. umeiy i
is euoneiieu. eise iu jiau wnu case,
By its great heft destroyed the trees
, . , , . "
The cruel frost did harm-too bad-
But why should we be sour and sad
Who have so much to make us glad?
Winds-do not blow at our request.
hfi , . . r;od d.Ha knows hosL
lle gives to us the sun and rain
And winds that sweep across the main;
'Tis ours to take and not complain.
"1 am tried of waiting," 1 heard a man
And 1 saw by his face it was so;
"What the date E. B. Stephenson givea
up his Job?
Is the thing I am wanting to know."
And I saw there was something he could
it seemea tuat a Drain storm was raging
And I know it was wrong but 1 laughed
till I cried.
At this picture of infinite woe.
There ia no good excuse for creating bad
Tn a local oolitieal wav:
But there seems a conviction that
Elmer and Bud .
Will no longer hold office for pay;
To the rest of us blessings have fallen
ul ""s vo tne, xuu ui
ment cribs; :
There is cash in their jeans and there s
fat On their ribs
mat snoutu last mem ior many a oay.
Why do they remain while the just and
Are awaiting the honors they've .
The time has arrived for these men to
They may hike far as I am con
cerned: A wave of reform has swept over the
And I'm in the wagon along with the
The things these men stand for the peo
ple won't stand, .
As may be very clearly discerned."
Let me say to Bud Lindsey, . "You're
bound to go bump, .
So you'd better make haste and re
And I'll whisper to Elmer, "Come off of
the dump ......
Or you'll sure get a kink in the spine."
The people have spoken, !..
You've both had full pay for the time
you nave servea,
And honors more great than you ever
wnieti conuiuues my rcniana on tins
saloons are closed up tighter than a
The man who thirsts for booze is going
Thi mav brin comfort to the rest of
r?t st's a terror tn the rert-noseH hum
Tne "loaded" - bottles through the win-
Like heavenly visions in a poet's dream;
The doors are locked, no way to get
while thirsty hundreds pass by in
a killing frost has done its very worst
To trees in bloom and buds about to
We hear reports of famine far away.
While her at home our people an or
Today I stopped a little while to think
In front of where the glasses used to
In deep despair I heard a fellow say
"Booze everywhere, and not a drop to
The perspiration trickled down his
And mingling with his tears, made dirty
He hadn't washed his face since Mon
Nor shaved his ragged beard for seven
"My dear, benighted, boozy friend.' said
"It paitm me som to see you going dry.
But take a little water for your tnirsi,
And you will feel much better by and
Said I, "A man Is never sent to jail
And tied up there for drinking Adam's
While men fill up on budge and do the
Fur which the courts refuse release on
And mi I rattled en about this way
And would have said nil I desired o say
Hut that my friend turned suddenly
And Haying I wnj mad. refused to ttaj.
In my weak Judgment only the perverse
Aii' tool li.Htii'lo of l!v liquor curse
Would hnv the nerve to spurn the
trntb and sny
A . .'.: city ht a thing -o w-n.
0 v it- itocannv worm that haunt the
Hut'. bona worker of nil h-mian id.
Thou .1 -1 aiiuie with dieams that
plows. the brain -
1 ec tv-i r thou, toy w.rk U I to Hill.
'. for the I loi
Thi J cots sit J
It rh- me Joy to
flowed lisiht a thujr
(Vtt.H'ioei of UIm ttntc-t itr-ptfay
Th- -'it'iiOJl of tj.e VfHl f )tS.tle.
.v.'-dHln a Kiti'i wiinla a ihlitK a
tllUI it li l -l V M tile oVtl- l tUll l
want I i fclve- it up.
lvry man l.t Ihoujtht I U lh ! .
lotikln in. ilio w.rl4 by mmi
Woman of poor t.ijle,
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