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HIS BLUFF FAILED TO WORK.
"Kind Lady" Was Not the Easy Mark
Weary Willie Had Fondly
Hoped to Find.
Weary Willie left the dustry coun
try roadside and entered the hospit
able open gate at the end of a neat
walk bordered with bright-hued and
old-fashioned flowers. A tidy and
motherly-looking woman, who looked
as if she might be "easy fruit," sat on
a vine-clad little porch hemming a
sheet. She seemed to be the only
person on the premises and Weary
Willie fancied that she looked a bit
scared. It was because of this that
there was a certain note of authority
in his voice when he said:
"I want to git something to eat,
kind lady, and I"
The "kind lady" gave her head a
little toss and interrupted him by saying:-
"You do, eh? Well, I can tell
you, my wandering friend, that you
just have run afoul of the wrong 'kind
lady when you struck me, an' if you
think that I am a bit scared of you or
of any of your tram pin tribe you are
most beautifully left, an' so I let you
know, for the tramp never yet drew
the breath o life that I was scared of
or who could bulldoze me into feedin'
him, an' I can tell you straight that I
ain't no use for you nor for none o
your clan, an' if I had my way 'there
would be a workhouse in every county
in the land where such gents as you
would put in 12 good hours of work
every day or be stood- in the stocks
that long, and I guess then you would
keep off the country roads an' stop
scarin' wimmen that ain't got nerve
enough to tell you what they think of
you, which I have, an' so I let you
know, an if you don't light out o' here
right forthwith an' faster, in less than
one minnit I wilf go into the house
an' come out again with a hosswhip
that I have used on more than one o'
your stripe, an' sent him off howlin'
like the whipped cur that he was, an'
that you will be if you so much as
open your mouth even to say 'kind
lady' to me, which I ain't, nor 'don't,
want to be no 'kind lady' when it
comes to wasting sweetness on the
desert air, as a body might say, by
beln kind to any such low-dwn,
wuthless specimens o' scum o the
earth as you represent, an' if you
don't vamoose this ranch In three
shakes of a dead sheep's tail I'll un
chain a dog I've got in the back yard
that iikes nothin' better than to make
sausage meat of such Goin', are
you, my friend?" Puck!
Make the Outlook Brighter.
Everyone knows the pleasure of re
ceiving a kind look, a warm greeting,
a hand held out to help in distress, a
difficulty solved, a higher hope re
vealed for this world or the next. ., By
that.pain and by that pleasure let us
judge what we should do for others.
Cure for Pneumonia.
This remedy has been known to
cure pneumonia after the patient had
been given up to die. Apply sweet oil
to the chest, then cover thickly with
powdered lobelia, after which cover
'with several thicknesses of warmed
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Origin of America's Name.
It is a curious chance that America
received Its name from a German
geographer. Old Prof. Waldseemuel
ler made a mistake, Indeed, when he
named the new countries at Brazil
after the Florentine Amerigo Ves
puccl. It would have been far more
just to name the new world after Co
lumbus, but though Waldseemuellei
recognized his mistake and withdrew
the name, it remained in use. Ana
curiously enough, that Amerigo Yes
pucci whose nam gave origin to tht
name of America, had himself, though
an Italian, stilt a German famil)
name, Emmerich, Emery in English
Thus America is a continent with a
German name, the meaning of which
might, perhaps, be interpreted as
"rich-in corn;' If this is correct, Prof.
Waldseemueller chose' an incorrect
but appropriate name. Prof. Al
brecht Penck, in Science.
Just Causa for Pride.
The man admired his wife just about
as much as any man can admire s
wife, nevertheless when he saw that
she was devoting more and more time
each day to mirror gazing he deter
mined to take her down a peg. Saiu
he, brutally: , ' f
"I wouldn't be so stuck on mysell
if I were. you, just because people
happen, to notice you when you gt
Ait It Isn'fc you they're admiring; Its
.your clothes. I neard a bunch o
women 'say so .the' other day."
For an instant the shock to the
woman's vanity overpowered Her, then,
quickly recovering, she .said: '
"In that case I am prouder thaa
ever. Nature is responsible for me
but I" designed the clothes my
And then the man shut up.
Where Mr: 'Wabash Lost Out
Mr. Wabash (t Miss Waldo of Bos
ton) "I suppose. Miss Waldo, that'
your father Is In business in Boston?"
Miss Waldo "Oh, yes; he Is one of
the prominent shoe manufacturers
there." Mr. Wabash '?Ah, indeed. I
have never had much business experi
ence myself. Now, about how long
does It take your father to make, say,
a good eight-dollar shoe?"
Russian Legal Regulations.
Twelve hours, with two hours' rest,
Is the legal laboring day at Odessa,
Russia. Workers, under 17 must go
to school for three hours daily. Chris
tians are not required to work on
Sundays or feast days, nor Hebrews
and Mohammedans on their religious
holidays. Those who have to work
on Sundays have the next day .for
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FORTRESS A MARVEL
GIBRALTAR IS RIGHTLY CONSID
Hard to Imagine 'Hew Any AttacMafr
Fleet Could Live ki the AvakMcha
x v, Wrs4 an lfc-t-:f
S..C ' J
. "Aa enemy's eroild' be
the bottom in .tea aaiiMtes neforgett
ting Vlthln- fiTjcfmiles t;;OibaIQu"C
not even a torpedo-boat :c6Ul'BUCceed
In entering jthe,byuJKiryoa the
blackest night r That; sums vitlM
opinions of the anoit .eminent naval'
experts as to -the Impregnability of
the worrld's greatest fortress.
But disappointment awaits, the
sightseeing visitor. The rock, though
barren, is covered with luxuriant veg
etation; not .a fortpromlnent; not a
gun to be seen even' with the most
powerful glasses; no discernible am
munition magazines; no strongholds;
oaly "a peaceful., prosperous harbor
and a sleepy, straggling town.
, It Is night and the maneuvers are
on. Swft-playlng. searchlights trans
form the bay into a sheet of shimmer
ing silver, upon which are seen ma-"
jestic British' warships and elongated
flying shadows the torpedoes. Guns
answer guns out of every conceivable
crevice and corner, blending In one
deafening uproar, while scores of
shells plow the water for miles
Sentries are everywhere; infantry
parties crouch In the shadows; hun
dreds of gunners stand ready behind
hundreds of guns in these; mysterious
labyrinths hewn out of the solid rock
"the galleries;" the vicious barking
of the Maxim guns gives contrast to
the deepened baying of these mam
moth pieces of A ordnance, the mere
report of which cracks' stoned roofs
and. bursts doors and whole' windows.
Could any fleet live through the mur
derous hail of gigantic shells?
Gibraltar never sleeps. .By day and
night two perfectly equipped signal
stations, proudly flaunting Britain's
flag of ownership, unceasingly sweep
the seas around to a distance of fif
teen miles on a clear" day, Instantly
reporting the coming and going of
each vessel. Sentries guard all the
prominent "forts,- magazines and gate
ways; gunners, sleep beside their
guns; engineers are ever teady beside
the powerful searchlights. (
Modern "needle" guns, the finest In
Europe, are Installed on all the most
prominent points. They are unreach
able from the sea, even as they are
(indiscernible, owing to the skill with
which they are painted and draped
to match the surrounding vegetation,
while huge screens drop automatically
before them as each shell is fired.
They have a range of fifteen miles
and could drop shells, on Ceuta, In
Africa, opposite, quite comfortably!
One gun weighs 110 tons and is capa
ble of throwing a shell weighing three
quarters of a ton! In that marvel of
engineering under great difficulties,
the galleries, are concealed, guns for
every-day in the year!
These galleries are divided into
three sections, entry to which is
guarded, while one is closed even to
high officers, containing preserved
stores, munitions of war, rain water
(for Gibraltar has no springs) and a
complete condensing plant all calcu
lated to outlast a siege of seven years.
The firing Is the most mathemat
ically perfect imaginable. The sur
rounding waters are mapped out into
squares, upon which certain guns are
kept ready trained, so that it is al
most impossible to miss. During prac
tice targets are towed, across the bay,
the object being to hit the water a
few yards in advance of them.
Making Change in New York.
A thin little man with a long beard
and a big bundle boarded a Second
avenue car at Fifth street the other
day, and when the conductor came
around handed up a $1 bill and asked
for a transfer to the Fourteenth street
The conductor handed the passen
ger a half dollar, a quarter and three
dimes. The thin little man saw the
three dimes and quickly thrust his
change in his picket. He didrit wait
until the car got to Fourteenth street,
but alighted at Eighth street. When
he had gone a passenger said to the
"You gave that man three dimes In
stead of two."
The' conductor did not smile, but
"Did I? Well, he'll have a devil of
a time getting rid of the half dollar."
New York Sun.
Turkish Women in Uphill Fight.
In Constantinople a few better-class
women are "feeling their way" in re
gard to dress, but, like all pioneers,
they suffer for the cause, if the cus
tomary heavy black veil Is thinner. It
the hair has an appearance of being
puffed out beneath its covering, if the
rich silk mantle Is cut to show the
slender form or more mature curves
of its wearer, she is immediately an
object of much attention and remark
from Turk and Christian.
His Definition of Echo.
A little boy was amusing himself by
hallooing, then listening for the echo.
"What Is the echo, mamma?" he
asked. His mother attempted to ex
plain, feeling all the while how inade
quate her explanation was. The little
fellow trotted along at her side,-silent
for some .minutes, then his eyes fell
upon his shadow.
- "Oh, I know what echo Is," he ex
claimed joyfully; "It's the shadow ol
Knowing Child Mamma punished
me. for something I hadn't done yes
terday. Auntie That's rather unjust Are
Knowing Child Yea, she punished
me because I hadn't done my les-
A Soft Answer.
'99 What did you tell your father
when he asked you If you, indulged?
'12 Told him I took only ginger ale.
'9 Thought a soft answer would
turn away wrath; en?
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TRUE TO THEIR INSTITUTIONS
Unchanging Character of the Saxon
Race as Evinced Throughout
This tribe of SaxonB had, by acci
dent or wise 'leadership, happened
upon the very country best suited to
them. A fertile island, cut off from
the rest of the world and with room
for all, so that each one might, with
his family, have a kingdom of his own.
This, with as little machinery of gov
ernment as possible and yet all ready
to combine' as equals In self-defense.
But as they made their land product
ive, as they became rich, they became
the prey of other peoples from north
western Germany and what is now the
Scandinavian peninsula and were
forced to- defend their possessions
and their customs against Angles,
Danes and Normans.
It is a curious feature of the abid
ing, unrelenting purpose of these Sax
ons to govern themselves and to .be
let alone that, though they were con
quered In turn by Angles, Danes and
Normans, they swallowed up all three
in the end and imposed their customs,
their language, their habit of mind
and their institutions upon each of the
invaders" in turn. They would have
nothing to do with the half-developed
feudalism of Angles and Danes, nor
with the full-developed feudalism of
William the Conqueror and his follow
ers. The conqueror claimed that the
land was his' and that every holder of
land owed fealty to him personally.
It took about 100 years for the Saxon
idea to prevail over the feudalistic
noUon, and the result was magna
charta. The magna charta wrested,
from King John by the barons was in
reality the shaking of personal alle
giance to a chieftain by the Norman
barons, aided by the Saxon gentry,
who had finally imbued them also
with their own love of independence
and free government. They Insisted
then, and have maintained ever since,
that they derived their rights, their
liberties and their laws not from a
king, but from themselves. In the'
days of William the Conqueror their
king was elective, though chosen from
the reigning house. As late as 1689
the commons voted that King James
had abdicated and that the throne was
vacant! They chose their own rulers,
and no doubt would do so again to-day
if necessary. It is much too long a
story to go, step by step, through the
recital of this development. It con
cerns us here only to note these un
changing characteristics of the race,
maintained and strengthened through
centuries of war, tumult and conquest
Bulls Without Horns.
In his "Irish.,Llfe and Character"
Michael Macdonagh has a choice col
lecUon of bulls. He called on a hair
dresser In Kingstown. As he was
leaving the man tried to Induce him
to buy a bottle of hair wash. "What
sort of stuff is it?" he asked. "Oh,
It's grand stuff." the man replied.
"It's a sort of multum in parvo the
less you take of it the better."
A few days later the writer was
walking with a friend overthe Wick
low mountains, where they met a
"WeU, Mick," said my friend. 4Tve
heard some queer stories about your
doings lately." "Och, don't beUeve
thlm. suit." replied Mick. "Sure, half
the lies tould about me by the nay
bore Isn't true."
The following notice Mr. Macdon
agh saw posted in a pleasure boat on
"The, chairs In the cabinet are for
ladles." GenUemen are requested not
to make use-of them till the ladles
are seated." ,
And this he clipped from a Kings
"James O'Mahony, wine and spirit
merchant. Kingstown, has sUll on. his
hands a small quantity .of the whisky
which was drunk by the duke of York
while in DuMin."
What Beethoven Is.
"Now." said the brown-eyed "Woman,
"I will always know how to talk when
I hear a symphony or grand opera. 1
never could nuke what seemed to mc
to be suitable comment, but coming
out of the Philharmonic concert the
other night two high-brows walking
next to me gave me a Up.
" 'WeU,' said he, with a long drawn
sigh; 'Beethoven is always Beethoven.
"'Yes,' she responded, soulfully;
'Beethoven V always Beethoven.'
"Isn't' that-lovely. It wfrks both
wava and can be applied to' anybody.'
I -J f! g":C
A NIGHT WITH A NIGHTMARE.
May Be Warning ' Thane Wne Seek
Recently a friend who had heard
that I senwtlines safer from insom
nia told me.of a sure care. "Eat a
pinfof peanuts awl drink two or three
gUisss of hUlk . before going to bed."
Mid he, "and,-HI warrant you'll be
aslee wkhm half an hour." I did as
he suggested, t and now for' the bessat.
of others who may :bfrs.ajnicted with
Insomnia I feel It my. duty to report
whatjaappened, so far as. 1 am able to
recall the details.' J ,
First, let me say say friend was
right I did go to sleep very soon
after my retirement Then a friend
with his head under his arm came
along and asked me if I wanted to
bay his feet ' I was negotiating with
him when the dragon on which I waa
riding slipped out of his skin and left
me foatlng in addalr. While I waa
considering how I should get down, a
bail with two heads peered over the
edge of the watt and said he would
haul me up If I would lrst climb np
and rig a windlass for aim. So an I
was sliding down the nMmntalnslde the
brakenum came In, and I asked hlnv
when the train would reach ay sta
"We are passed your station 4tt
years ago." he said, calmly, folding
the train ap .and slipping it into hu
At this juncture the clown bounded
Into the ring and pulled the centerpole
out of the ground, lifting the tent and
all the people in It up, up, while I
stood on the earth below watching my
self go out of sight among the clouds
above. Then I awoke, and found I
had been asleep almost ten minutes.
Good Health Clinic
VALUE IN WELL-TRAINED MIND
Has Effect Toe Frequently Unappre
ciated In Social and Domes
Men often realize that a well-trained
mind Is a great asset In business; yet
seldom do we see comment upon the
fact that It Is also Invaluable la so
cial and domesUc relations. The
mind, after a certain stage Is passed,
works automatically In kindness as
This is noticeable In the study of
pronounced characters. Men are en
abled to act quickly in emergency only
by Intuition; and it follows that when
a man Is habitually kind, or merciful,
or considerate, or all three, he wlU
be so in the crisis of bis life.
Character is a matter of slow forma
tion. In a pronounced form It Is rare.
The average is a. mixture of many
lines of training; hence, vacillation.
The more pronounced, the more force
ful for certain effects.
It is in babyhood that the formation
begins, and in the earlier years are
laid bases which after effort may
never be able to remove. Environ
ment of course, is one factor. The
child brought up In an atmosphere of
kindness, courtesy, mercy, generosity,
etc.. is Ukely, although not certain, to
In any event the main thought la
that we too frequently forget that
trained minds have possibilities be
yond money-making. The mind Is
ever a tyrant The money-grubber
cannot reform after a, certain period;
and he who has reached 40 generous
will find difficulty In becoming n
miser, even If so minded, when past
Rigid Rules for Childhood,
Childhood must have been a dreary
time when Lady Burton was a little
girl. "The only times we were allowed
dowa stairs," she says In her reminis
cences, "were at two o'clock luncheon
(our dinner), and to dessert for about
a quarter of an hour If our parents
were dining alone or had very Inti
mate friends? On these occasions I was
dressed in white muslin and blue rib
bons, and Theodore, my stepbrother,
in green velvet with turnover lace col
lar, after the fashion of that time., We
were not allowed to speak unless spo
ken to; we were not allowed to ask
for anything unless It waa given to us.
We kissed our father's and mother's
hands and asked their blessing before
going upstairs, and we stood upright
by the side of them all the time we
were In the room. In those days, there
was no lolHng about, no Tommy-keep-your-fingers-out-of-the-jam,-
ple's legs, as nowadays."
Needed to Begin at Home.
Two young women were scheduled
to read papers oa the rearing of chtt
dren In connection with a mothers
meeting, their husbands being left at
home to put the two children to bed.
They lived In adjoining apartments.
The young women attended the
meeting, read the papers and after
the discussion on the care "of Infants
adjourned to the home of a friend for
refreshments. When they reached
home at 11:30 the two husbands had
joined forces and were frantically
pacing the floor, each carrying a
Stevenson Bad Speller.
One of the most polished and pains
taking of English authors regarded
correct speUing as a totally uaneces
sary accomplishment In his introduc
tion to R. L. Stevenson's letters. Sid
ney Colvin writes: "I have not held
myself bound to reproduce all the au
thor's minor eccentricities of spelling
and the like. As all his friends are
aware, to spell in a quite accurate and
grown-up manner was a thing which
this master of English letters waa
aeyer able to learn.'
"That's' a curious-looking paper
weight" said one of Mr. Newlywed's
friends, taking up a brownish object,
round and about half an Inch thick,
from the desk.
"Yes," said Mr. Newlywed. "It's
only, a temporary one. It's my wife's
first puff-paste tart-shell." Yotfth's
Knlcker All the world's a stage.
Bocker And to get a good seat you
have .to get your ticket from a specu
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REALLY EXCLUSIVE CLUB.
Indiscriminate Acquaintanceship Ev
dently Was Net Forced en
Recently at a dinner party the con
versation turned upon the subject of
slubs. The special features of the
Athenaeum were referred to with great
respect, and then J. M. Barrie, who
was the only member of that august
;Iub who happened to be present, In
tervened. "After having been elected by the
Athenaeum club," he said. "I went
there for the first time and looked
about for the smoking room. An old
man with long, white hair was wander
ing In a lonely, way about the hall. I
asked him If he would be so kind as to
tell me the way to the smoking room.
He agreed with alacrity. When we re
turned to the ball I thanked him heart
ily, when he begged me to do him the
honor of dining with him. 'But, my
dear sir,' I said, 'you have been far too
kind to me already. I cannot think of
Imposing myself upon you in this fash
ion.' '"Imposing yourself!' exclaimed the
old man' in an eager voice. 'On the
contrary, you will be doing me the
greatest favor in the world; the fact
is, I have belonged to this club for 30.
years, and you are the first member
who has ever spoken to me!'" Bell
man. CATS ANCIENT AND MODERN.
Experts Differ as to the Species That
the Egyptian Knew as House
Experts have held that the so-called
"cat" of the ancient Romans and
Greeks ' ("ailurus." the wavy-tailed
one) was not a. cat at all, but a kind
of weasel. The mummified Egyptian
animal, however, was a genuine cat,
even if certain peculiarities about its
teeth make it difficult to regard it as
a near relative of the modern domes
The exact origin of the latter re
mains a puzzle. It appears first mys
teriously, in the middle ages, when it
was decidedly rare and highly prized
throughout Europe, though the wild
cat still abounded everywhere. And
experts have not been able to satisfy
themselves that the domestic cat and
the wild one are really the same.
' As a result of the recommendations
of Dr. Koch of Germany that cats are
the best preventives of the plague
the Japanese authorities have been
taking a cat census. At Osaka it was
found there were 54,389 cats kept by
48,222 families. In addition there
were 5,696 homeless, cats. In the
plague spots of the city no cats wer6.
Losing His Mind.
"Mother, guess you'd better send for
th' doctor." gasped Uncle Charlie
Seaver, as he sank into a chair and
rocked back and forth, holding his
"Sakes alive, ye haven't been an
got th misery in yer hed. have ye, Si
las?" gasped his astonished wife,
dopping a pie tin.
"I don'no what th matter, but I've
alwus had a hunch my mind'd go some
time. It's cunn I guess. I noticed th'
trouble fust last week when I plum for
got to go up and swear off th' $100 as
sessment till it was too late. Then 1
neglected to go to th' school meetin'
last night to fight agin the new com
mlssloner. But wuss and wuss, I
didn't guess within eleven pound and
seven ounces the weight of Wal Wea
ver's big hog killed to-day. I guess
my mind has gone all right I'm
about all In." Puck.
Mamma (bringing her little lecture
to an abrupt close as she was called
from the room) And all this trouble
was caused by those bad thoughts in
- Jamie sat for a few minutes the pic
ture of distress, for he was really very
sensitive about being thought "bad."
Aunt Milly came in, and being al
ways solicitous about his health, ex
"Why, Jamie, how bad you look!"
This was too much, and Jamie burst
into tears and sobbed out, brokenly:
. "I I k-knew there w-w-was a b-bad
spot in m-my heart, b-b-but I didn't
k-know it s-s-showed clear through!"
When a Hindoo dies the relatives
shave the widow's head and clothe hei
in coarse garments. Henceforward
she may wear no" silk, or gold, or sil
ver. She takes her meals apart, and
is put to the lowest household work
Voluntary austerities if she be con
scientious, and involuntary degrada
tion in all cases, are her miserable
lot He religion and social usages
strictly forbid remarriage. Caste, and
civil law, condemns her, and is more
powerful than any imperial code. She
and a second husband, if she ventures,
and can discover a man with equal
courage, to remarry, become outcasts.
Fer Bloed Poisoning.
When it Is found that blood poison
ing 'has set in. or when it is feared,
use the following: To the juice of half
a lemon add one teaspoonful of sugar
and half a teaspoonful of water. Take
hot at a dose and repeat every 38
ntinntes for the first three hours, after
that every two hours. A cure will
usually be effected In a day.
SATISFIED WITH THE RULING.
Parties to Controversy In Tangier
Courts of Justice Betray No III-
Feeling Over Verdict.
'I've been about the court house
iere for a long time, on one duty or
ather," remarked Judge Madison W.
Beacon of Cleveland, O.. "but In all
my Ufe I've never seen but one court
trial excepting divorce cases in
which the litigants on both sides were
satisfied with the decision. And the
one case I mention was not in Amer
ica. No. Indeed. We boast of our
civilization and of our modern judicial
system, but we haven't yet mastered
the art of delivering justice and equity
to the complete and smiling approval
of two sides to a given controversy."
The judge paused for breath.
"It was over In Tanglers." he re
sumed. "Long bearded patriarchs come
In on their camels and camp In the
streets while they attend court When
you see a court trial looking for all the
world like a scene out of the Bible, you
naturally expect to see justice meted
out more crudely than by our own
modern methods. But, as I say, the sys
tem over there In Morocco has Its ad
vantages. The judge took his seat on
the floor over In a corner of the court
room and the litigants sat down on
the floor facing him.
"When the case was over the court
handed down his decision on the spot,
and both parties to the suit walked
away wreathed In smiles. Have you
ever seen a trial end so happily in
SPEAKS OUT WITH COURAGE.
British House of Commons Listens
with Respect to Fiery Words of
"Yes." shouted Mr. Keir Hardie. "If
the work of the department is not Us
own justification, excuses only acen
tuate the failure."
"Hear, hear!" cheered the Labor
In the closing passages Mr. Keir
Hardie's voice rang with emotion as
he spoke of the suffering 'poor.
"If these people are placed outside
the law we have no right to expect
them to obey the law. If the worst
comes to the worst. I shall not con
tent myself with speaking from the
safety which a seat in parliament
gives. I shall go down among my
own people, who are suffering from
hunger and cold, and take the respon
sibility of the advice I shall give
them. The country must be shocked
out of Its Inertia."
His voice rose almost to a scream.
The house was quite silent; his emo
tion was apparent to all. When he
took his seat he had to wipe the tears
from his eyes with the back of bis
hand.-r-London Daily Mail.
Blames Laziness or Much.
Dr. Charles A. Eaton of the Madison
Avenue Methodist church said in the
course of a brilliant after-dinner speech
"Laziness is responsible for too
much of the misery we see about us
It Is all very well 'to blame alcohol
for this misery, to blame oppression
and Injustice; but to whal heights
might we not all have climbed but
for our laziness?"
He paused and smiled.
"We. are too much like the super
numerary In the drama," he went on,
"who had' to enter from the right and
say: 'My lord, the carriage waits."
"'Look here, super,' said the stage
manager one night, 'I want you tc
come on from the left Instead of' the
right after this, and I want you tc
transpose your speech. Make it run
hereafter: "The carriage waits, mj
"The super pressed his hand to his
"'More, study! More study!' he
groaned." New York Times.
Lady Gordon writes: "If you ask
any intelligent foreigner what hla
(chief Impression of England is. he will
Invariably reply, the cheerlessness ot
the English. If any proof were need
ed of the prevalent gloom, it would
surely be found In the astonishment
which the few remaining cheerful peo
ple cause and the amazing popularity
they enjoy. Our sunny friends and ac
quaintances can be counted on our
fingers; our dismal ones are all around
us. A really cheerful Englishman la
such a phenomenon that everybody
asks his wife if 'he Is always like
that and refuses to believe her when
she answers in the affirmative."
All One to Nature.
A waistcoat of broadcloth or of fus
tian is alike to an aching, heart, and
we laugh no merrier on velvet cush
ions than we did on wooden chaira.
J. K. Jerome.
Wiedem from Uncle Ebon.
"Nursin' a grouch." said Uncle
"Is like neglectln' de flowers
an' vegetables an' puttin' in yoh time
teadia' de weeds."
Tae earliest notice we have of the
Island which Is now adorned by New
York City Is to be found In Hudson's
Journal. Mana-hata Is therein men
tioned la reference to the hostile peo
ple whom he encountered on his re
tarn from his exploring of the river
nnd who resided on this Island.
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