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About The independent. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1902-1907 | View Entire Issue (April 25, 1907)
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THE i- NEBRASKA. INDEPENDENT
Never count your peaches before '.hey
A man hates to- be accused of naviug
said something he didn't say.
You will feel better if you give some
thing to help the starving in China.
Don't put it off.
Don't fear the chill . of the taber
nacle. Evangelist John Lyons will warm
things up for you.
Getting hot about cold weather won't
save the jeach crop. Put on your fur
coat and stand up for Nebraska.
A Minnesota exchange calls this a
rather open winter. Not bo sure about
that; It snowed In Topeka April 17.
They tell us that the future life will
be a tough one. for the tightwads Bet
ter loosen up while there ia yet time.
Minnesota weather, according to Ralph
Wheelock, is not quite cold enough for
anthratite and a little too cold for slabs.
The last great quake tilted the earth
774 miles too far to the northward and
we can prove it by the disastrous effect
to vegetation in our little one-lot orchard
Under the new pure food law in Min
nesota one cannot peddle milk without
first procuring a. license. After that if
he patronizes the pump he does ho at his
A Beatrice man Is disgusted with the
new child labor law because under its
provisions us has to build the kitchen
lint and let little Willie sleep until about
A married man of New York made
his wife angry by kissing another wo
man. To square himself he said he did
It by mistake, and now the woman is
as angry as his wife.
If a fellow has to 'starve his mind la
order to feed his body he is in hard luck.
Tvvcntv years from now old settler?! will
tell of the cold snap in April that killed
all the fruit except apples.
Under the circumstances we are well
pleased that Mrs. Joseph Benson For
aker failed to beat out Sister Donald
McLean for the presidency of the D.
When all I want to do Is done,
And all I want to say Is said,
WhejjI" JijaVe'atfhedtlm setting suh
Go kWflfor- goo8 wneri"T am dead ""
Don't send in flowers by the-dray
To heap above mv classic brow;
Give, if you ! ave to spare, today,
Dear friends, for 1 am hungry now.
If the provocation to homicide had
taken place after instead of before the
European escapade of Harry Thaw, the
"dementia Americana" plea might have
received the consideration of the jury
in spite, of the instructions of the court.
The next man at the job will invent no
now titlfi hut content himself with desig
nating it plain "emotional insanity.'' If
that fails, then away to Auburn'
At Norfolk sixteen men of good moral
character have made applications for
saloon licenses, and three druggists
have also petitioned for permits to
handle hooze for medicinal, mechanical.
and chemical purposes only. Norfolk
has a population of 5,000. If Lincoln
had a thirst proportionately as great it
would require 160 saloons and thirty
drug stores to keep the people boozy
and well. ...
Rudolph Crowell of Little Rock stole
$2,4'H in currency and went up to St.
Louis and had the time of his life for a
few days; then on to Indianapolis where,
during a brain strom caused by mixing
his drinks, he told the whole story to
a dete-ti and went to jail to sober up
and get ready to go home, lie paid for
his fun as lie went along, and now he will
pay for it again. Not only is the tool
anil hi; money soon parted, but the fool
and other people's money have th" same
yvh.n itu' supreme eonrl had spoken.
As it lld last Thursday noon.
And tbf Lincoln drmicht was broken
lAnd 'twas broken none too soon)
lluw the faces of the I..Hy.rr
Swift erased thf line of grief
With what Joy these gay old snoozers
Sought the fountains of relief,
time ngain their hend mad'1 dizay
By the inonio g sing of gin;
time nuain the cops are busy
At the work of running In;"
Onee again with no tnlraruoa
tf .Nebraska sacred law.
! i ti mil v et k full Mtlsfacthm
ti.tShig full. Hie, hie, nunah!
Two ears ttf when the nn inbor
of the legislature went home, it was
noticed that they didn't relish the at
tention tiny received. This year they
were gven the glad hand everywhere,
and vri made to fd thit th y had
h.,n Urn real thin ' I'k line f
UUrmn. At Cairo e people ar
ruiifd a public rnvp'Mi f R pre
HeotaBve White. Thev tilled a luill
mid :, a) nul and a general I
time, and pistfcd re-.luthi irl.lru
the IcKlnlHure and it work and gtv
tn Il.vll count) l'. l-ropcr tdiare f
credit for tn ifwnl worn, nirmlar i
eluthm ' re al Meil cotnm luitn
the record of Solen M. Fries, from the
adjoining county, who was present at
Backward, turn backward, O Time, will
Let us have weather once more that 13
' hot, .
Winds from the south that will scorch
as thev nass.
Heat from the sun that is good for the
I am so wearv of Ice and of frost.
Weary of hearing of fruit that ia lost.
Weaty or having com lingers ana icei
Turn on the heat, mister, turn on. the
Tired of hearing the wind from the
In the sad night-watch ?s nellowing
Wearv at watchimr the desolate scene,
Leaves turning black when they ought
to be green.
Let a warm rain fall for all it is worth,
O for the sunlight to gladden the earth;
This is a cold snan that cannot be beat-
Turn on the heat, mister, turn on the
Who plants of trees from one to half a
In fertile soil where no trees grew beiore
And mulches them tanu waters them
To make them grow, although he may he
lie is the stuff.
Who toils today with -mattock and with
To build a future bower of Eden shade,
That lovers by and by may sit at ease.
Or stroll beneath a wilderness of trees-
He !s the cheese.
Who lies todav UDon his downy couch
Or loafs about with an infernal grouch;
Who doesn't do a thing to help create
The things that are to bless this prairie
He '.s a skate.
Go. plant a tree, and after, that is done
Then buckle in and plant another one;
And when their leaves by summer winds
On every hand of you this will be heard
-He is a birti:
There is nothing to indicate that Hnry
Clay MeFifce' is to have any place among
the distinguished counsel for the de
fense in the second battle for the life
of Harry Thaw. As he has gloried in
the victories of Delmas in other days
so now must he share the humiliation
attending his recent defeat and ignomin-'
iou.s dismissal from the case.
Heaven help him when the foe shall
With Delmas absent and McPike
Of not sufficient consequence
To have a hand in Thaw's defense.
With that man gone I see a spare,
Pale, form in the electric chair,
And'almost feel The -withering "joits
Attending .eighteen .hundred.. volts.
If incensed by a mighty wrong,
That needs no mention in this song,
I ever should see fit to draw
My sword to slav a man like Thaw,
And he should fall and die, I'd hike
Away and find this man McPike
And he when found, per consequence.
Should bo my shield and my defense.
His voice and his alone should he
Heard by the court, defending me,
For that man is. I. have a hunch.
The nobles lawyer of the bunch, r';
And- his great name is one T like, .;'
As you do Henry, Clay McPike.
When Eager sold his plant to Berge
(Since Eager now is made defendant,
I would not mi this manner urge
A word against the Independent;)
I say, when Kager made the deal
I spoke regarding the transaction;
Said I. "The future will reveal
Some measure of disatisfaction."
When some one spoke the selling price,
I shrieked, "There isn't that much in
My bouyant spirits turned to ice
In just about a half a minute.
The boy who once a whistle bought,
For which he passed out ail his
Here's where I leave you while this
Slow-filters through your aching
In reply to a little petition for warmer
weather, Colonel G. H. Nichols hands in
And time did "turn backward; well, yes,
we suet's sn.
Back to December, to judge by the snow.
We beg yon, dear colonel, to stick to
Anil un'iikey no more with the weather
Your verses are good, and your sermons
While the weather you ask for would
make in ail clad.
But somehow or other you pulled the
We're seven moons farther from "beau
The buds that mirvlvd all the cold in
Today without iiiestln are breathing
It a rnlgnty bad incst. lr, although you
For th hul that was "turned on" I
colder than ice,
l.attra M, Buioey. r brieht Utile girl
of twHvw ymir. retidin at Topek-t. will
be the In nelh !arv of a pension of 111
p,r month applied for a few day ago
1 y t'olonel Pitch P. Ware, former coin-mt-imer
of i union. In making applh a
thin f.r tn pen-don. Colon, I Ware wret
VitotiiHiter Warner th;t h had itir
evpert-l tn k for a penhu, but tl"l
llieit wan a little r.lrl la Topeka whi
brother t n oli!Ur In th- Mtlhrmnes
un.l I h r !! .;pH-rt "t nm n-dng
lo tn We thl t-nin tn my own rime."
tail t'oliiu-l Wire, ' to-uii 1 en"t get
it in lr tianic, ami ttm It over to l.r "
Th ptiie nit! iti ! iMt'-'r.i t. S.r.rr.
t"i cui fvl Mue!U' nn I 9
a public speaker, and will use the pen
sion allowance given her to acquire these
attainments. Colonel Ware was attracted
to the child when he lived as a neighbor
to her parents in Topeka, and also on ac
count of the service rendered in the army
by her brother. "
Norman Ramsey, the young soldier in
the Philippines referred to by Colonel
Ware, recived an appointment to West
Point five years ago at the hands of Con
gressman Charles F. Scott.. He graduated
from that institution and siuce has risen
to the rank of second lieutenant of the
Nnth Infantry. He is known as a soldier
of much promise.
Lieut. Kan.sey was a member of the
famous Twentieth Kansas regiment and
participated in the swimming feat at the
Bag Bag river. The work of Lieut.
Ramsey, Colonel ware has referred in
verse as follows:
' "1 have got a weaitny neighbor
Who is living without labor
Who has cash and bonds and stocks and
stuff, and asks me out to dine.
And I have another neighbor,
Living by the hardest labor.
Who's rjot a Twentieth. Kansas boy out
on the fighting line.
"There's no fun in being weary.
But if you Uiould put the query,
Which of those two people's places
would you take? Well, I op!r.e.
But the man that's got the money.
But the man that's got the sonny
Got the snorting, rip-cavorting boy down
. on the firing line."
When Lyon comes to Lincoln I'll be with
... l.im if L can.
For he comes to save the people, urd I
rather tike his plan.
He is right among the people from the
moment he begins,
And his purpose is divorcement of the
sinner from his sins.
We are all so lax In striving for the test
there is in sight
That we really need reviving every day
and every night.
Sinful ease is so refreshing that we drink
its fatal cur
I am glad that Lyon's coming here to
strive to wake us up.
There's a ..monstrous tabernacle out at
Fourteenth street and A.
And the job he has to. tackle is as large
1 hope he'll stay
Till he has us all a-going, male and fe
male, young and old, -
Not a soul outside tiie kingdom,, not a
sheep beyond the fold.
You are coming, Mr. Lyon, and you'll
make a winning fight
Calling sinners home to Zion, for I know
your heart is right.
At the Sunday evening meeting, when
the air is sweet and fresh,
I'll he there to give you greting in the
spirit and the flesh.
For three seasons William Johnson
(colored) has been a star performer in
the Nebraska university football squad,
and when the enthusiastic rooters have
vociferously responded to pointed queries
concerning those who are "all right," no
foolish race prejudice has ever barred
the name of Mr. Johnson. "What's the
matter with Johnson? lies all rlgnt
Who's all right? Johnson." And why
not. What has a man's complexion to
do with it. anyway. Still we have our
prejudices, and it isn't so long ago that
a small number of university students
deprived themselves of the privilege, not
to sav honor of listening to Booker T.
Washington for no other reason than
that the color of his skin is a fast
black. Now the race problem is up in
Kansas, and this from the Emporia
Gazette will give us all something to
"A negro won the right to repre
sent the Kansas State university in a
debate with Baker university, and it
is said that some of the students re
fused to go to Baldwin and cheer for
Kansas .university, because their de
hater was a colored man. It occurs
to one who has been proud for seven
teen years, out of school, to cheer
for the state university of Kansas,
(hat the institution is worthy of the
loyalty of those who are now in school,
no matter whether the debater of to
day happens to be a pink-eyed Albino,
a yellow-haired Caucasian, a straight-
haired red man, a squint-eyed China
man, or a saddle-colored black man. The
color of the man's skin is of no impor
tance if the color of his brain is good
nnd gray. If the colored man beat the
white men fairly, the white men are
mighty poor sports and exceedingly
chean Pikers, not to get lwmind him
when he represented the university. It
is that kind of miserable prejudice that
makes the race problem. Here was a
Mark man who by hard work and honest
effort had risen above his fellows. lie
had risen further than the white hoys
he beat, because he started from the
jungle old" a few centuries ago. while
the white boys have bee-n thousands of
years coming this distance. Why. then.
uri n'entlemen should not thdr sportin
Mood rise to honor this poor sttve
grandson, who has come so well so fsir?
The boasted Anglo-Saxon superiority
should not fall to make a white loy a
f. lineman wnen ne is n msr to one Whom
he believe I bin Inferior. A few ml
ruble fluke like that wltl make the
Kanu.ti peonle wonder whether they are
educating lhoroughtrfda, or fcruh. at
their big Ut ihool."
Cohiticl Fmnk D. F,.ir rirrl.sl the
ttrtnr of reform In Nebraska when It
wart worth a mun' Pro to bt seen wltti
tt. and h? wasn't doinit It fr hi lu alth.
either, a the rcor.H will clearly t t.
When h h'eeti.itej for the pure h-i of
the !,(,'m,..-Ht. that hi vole in'r.iit In
hf,it In 'Je l.'iul. ho w a "r tnan
but vMh h p i tor h funr Uit I tid
thr c'ich thf fn of dimmer tMcolc
i-t tn Itinerant "vcinirelut throng i , M
., M f ll rni-t f.irpot "'li.
r'.e-l by ft rm'brn of th etMrt.
Hons of Elder Clough at a campmeetingr
in the woods near Crown Point.) Uriier
the business manage nent of Mr. Kager
and the editorial efficiency, not :o say -suffiency,
of Thomas Henry Tibbies, me
reorganized Independent became a fac
tor of no mean importance -m the usi- ,
ness calculations of this neighborrw-cd.
Tibbies drew his salary, and the so:onel.
his divider ds with a regularity, a grati
fying to tho.se who prot:ted by it as it
was surprising to the skeptical commun
ity round about. ;
There ensued in the course of tim :i,a
campaign of 1904 with the fusion candi
date for governor forging ahead ot bis
ticket like a runaway car on a down
graae. .to, me careiui observer oi pon
tics there Keemed a future for the indi
vidual but not for the allien iorces ot
reform in Nebraska. Populism was
showing mighty symptoms of falling out
with democracy, and could hardly, be
nafo tn tio nn vorv rrnni rprms w in
itself. In the language of Hon. Church
Howe, as applied to the republican .ity
srventen years ago, the snip leased.
Kaerer detected It in the dwindling Circu
lation of his newspaper and Tibbies read
it in the election returns. .The eyes of
but one man were blinded, ana ne
couldn't see a foot beyond the vote cast
for him for governort It never once oc
curred to him that the personal unpopu
larity of the man who ran against him
might have been a factor in securing to
him what looked the next thing to a-
popular endorsement. "One more lump,"
said he, "win land me nign ana ary on
the perch where the victor sits." And
then he thought of the advantage that
would accrue from the possession oC a
m nfsn o 1 non - . . 7if f Ail t-t. r m, I frf I11M
elucidation and exploitation of, the prin
ciples and policies for which he contend
ed in the "first battle." Why not the
Independent? Colonel Eager was .ap
proached on the question, but like the
shrewd business man that he is, the
thought of selling the plant had really
never occurred to him before. He didn't
know where the money could be invested
with any hope of getting so much out of
it, and yet he hadn't the nerve to ask
for the plant what he knew it to be
worth as a dividend paying propositi n.
And so these two men got along very
- well, -x.
And perhaps neither uttered a lie;
But the truth is that Kager was eager
And that Berge was as eager to riy.
But the thing that he got for the sum
that he paid
Was a pretty poor ticket to draw;
An '. the fact tliat Berge lost what th
other man made
Is set forth in an action at law.
And it isn't my purpose to praise or to
Or decide in a case of this' kind.
But I hope that a jury will settle th
So that neither will come out behind
And thin is a reminder of the ,im
when J. S. Schuck sold the Fullerton
Telescope to Ed Spackman. Shuck
never appeared to work very hard, but
he managed to make a comfortable liv
ing out of the plant and it looked Ilk
a pieasant mneritance ior a man with
a small x family and no extravagant
habits, but somehow Spack never could
do much with the Telescope though his
editorials were as bright as anybody's.
Drumming up advertising and job work
was something he wouldn't do. and
about all the fun he got out of.lt was
meeting the notes he gave in part pay
ment for it as fast as they came -due.
If he had sued Shuck for selling him
something that wasn't worth shucks
but there is a hypothetical proimsition
that has no ' bearing upon the question
at issue, and we have no desire to com
"Know ye not that your bodv is the
temple of the Holy Ghost which is in
you, which ye have of God, and ve are
not your own? For ye are bought with a
price: therefore glorify God in your body,
and in your spirit, which are God's." I
Paul was a preacher of tremendous
power. He was also a man of sense and
discernment. He was mentally sound to
the coro. He was able to differeniiate
between the realities and unrealities and
arrive at logical conclusions. "There In
a natural and a spiritual body," he said,
the one a temporal concern, the other
eternal. In his opinion the natural body
was a thing of great importance As the
temporary abiding place of the immortal
soul it deserved care and consideration,
to the end that its functions be not im
paired during tho time it must erve
as such dwelling place, for it apueared
to him then as it docs to the observing
now that mental growth and usefulness
Is greutly retarded by physical disability.
There goes a man who under normal
conditions. Is bright as a new dolia;- and
us happy as the day Is long. What is the
matter with him now? I in gtws about
llBtlessly, looking friendless and forlorn,
in tlnmicial matters he Is fairly prosper
ous. Hi bank balance is on the right
side of tho ledser, No pressing nbliga
th'tia prey upon his mm. I. He hax th
uffi-c th mate regard of bin imnu-liule fam
ily un-l th' esteem of neighbor, but he
Is onhaohV. uiorotw. dfpalrliK. Th
glorious iunhine, the green of miring, til
M.iig of birds, the merriment of children
nunc of these thing innpire hiru with
hope tij' relieve hli t'Ver t'l esent ntme ot
phyiienf lld menial dixcomfort H at
tend a Pa'I game at Artt-!rv p-irk. Fen
Mi I on pect.od: Thoin.i line.t out a Iwo.
hnggtr and Fen lop ntait for lnm, ll
I alMcit therm when th enter fbhldf
for the oup-'Mng leum ihruw the ball hne
a c.i'inon tdiol utratghl fur tho out
lret. lied hand of th" watchful ami
wr colctx r. Pviiloti dive Into the
di( fr a !ide n r-f-t the plat,.. WW ho
Pmrh H t"for th 'iifehr ton. h nun?
Jut', II llU light It.trut kle the dit-
overrd pint., the bail drop on th lark
of hi :mk lth fnv humhIi to . I t
l" into On earth a rir m It tii g.
Wlthfillt liitit A Iwv-tle, hut he h i ..red.
.iul h "hoi.t of trjunifih ., m. from th
llcehfri a no" the n ,t tjn-l. in I th
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