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THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT
10 MARCH 28, 1907. DRIFTWOOD : I.r.'i it tflrange that so few politicians In Lincoln aspire to- be mayor? Some men don't want anything to do with a job unless they can boss it. .Harriman lias stopped talking for pub lication. Maybe there Is nothing more to be ald. ; . Instead of grumbling because you have to work tor a living you should thank the Ivord that you have a paying job. Minnesota has an editor named Eggea spensrer. For short, his friends call him "Egg." Wouldn't that crack your shell? All Hi L'nion Pacific 'has to do to make Grand island be good is to threaten to taKe the ripplcd engines to North Platte for' repairs. Aftr the first of July if you give a tip you do it orvyour own risk. There will always bo the chance for the recip ient of the favor to turn state's evi dence. . looking backward, twenty years doesn't ;eem so long a time. Twenty years hence do you see those white whiskers:? "O why should the spirit of mortal he proud?" Don't ever think for a minute you are doing au act of kindness to a booze lighter when you let him have money. It Is much better to let him go broke and get sober. - If all people who have delusions are in sane, cases of perfect lucidity are so rare as to be noteworthy. We can call to mind but one such person of our acquaintance, and he is dead. When things that happened thirty years ago interest you more than the question of what vou are going to do in the way of raising a garden, you have reached! an age when you can sareiy scneauie yourself as one of the "old folks." D. It. Anthony, a nephew of the great Susan B., Is slated for congress from the northeast district of Kansas, and there Isn't a republican with nerve enough to go into the race against Mm. Learn to be cheerful in the face of everything. It is a thing that can be accomplished, and is of more value to yourself and the world than any con flict ever won by the great Napoleon. If you have been in the habit of rid ing free you will notice a peculiar sensa tion of tremulous emotion when you ap proach the ticket office with a. view to paying j our way like a man. . Twenty years ago we put in several days watching legislative proceedings at close range. The horse-play indulged In by talkative members took away al) de sire to repeat the experiment. It is very evident that Hetty Green" doesn't propose to take the hint. When that line old lady gives up anything to society the donation will come through the probate court some little time after she has been given up. Ordinarily It is not permissible to use one's napkin for a bib, but a fat man who always slobbers at meals may so wear it with the assurance that the act will receive general public commenda tion. All the candidates for office in Peoria this spring are men under thirty-five. The old ones have been effectually put out of the game. They - may vote on election day, which is the best the boys can do for them. - Where will this extortion stop? Barbers in all the larger cities of the west have- raised the price of a haircut to J& cents. If the craze strikes Lincoln we for one will encourage a return to the patriarchal method of wearing the hair like Buffalo Bill and Captain Jack Crawford. There Is a time in the life of nearly every public man when he "needs the kindly offices of an investigating com mittee to vouch for his unsullied char acter. And even after that worn .as been accomplished the doubting Thomases break lww, and O, what a mess they do make of it. Iton. Shelby M. Cullom says Reed Smoot Is as much entitled to his neat in the Kcnaio as any member of that body, Why didn't he say so at the oinet of the controversy? It might hav headed off a mile or two of sense less pe! it ions. We know ft man who sits around In an uuhnppv frame of mind because he hn.n't a lot f money, lie Is mkidnc a whole lot of the sweetest enloyment of life ty his foolish mental attitude, Th e iu-t ocfAnji of sunshine and fresh air and good fellownhlp whl h yield mw pletusure than everything ele ami don't tMit a rent. !'t the country take notice that Judge Howard favor a the next democratic rnmiiM for ptewldcnt and vie1 trfidnt William Jennlng Urysn of Nebraska and ll"fco Smith of 5oricU. If th amiable ).i Ise for 'em. they may rent their w-i. In r :wr. T r. ha in no of the union dt let mnd out Imger than until a J fix tfbm nest June. Atchtnon l.v nearly man Uvwi a IJnro'.r.. and crh on buy Immunity from isfM'utton l)tnc flftv iM'nr Into the thy irnnmiry very lhlny dy. lint for thU ruh tribute, which in m nay hat julin effert up1 tfce roo- sciences of conscientious men, an open saloon wouldn't be allowed to run in that city longer than twenty-four hours. It is amazing what bad things good people will do for mouey. For the last few days the wind sounds a little like six weeks without rain. The movement on foot to secure fewer and -fuller churches ought to meet with as general and enthusisatic an endorse ment as a state-wide primary. Thomas Bailey Aldrich needs no eulogy. His work speaks for him. He wrote sanely and sweetly, and kept near enough the earth to he always corarreiiensible. The Japs and Russians are getting to gether, but not in the way they behaved on the plains of Manchuria. The new deal is an alliance looking to the preser vation of a world-wide peace. Yesterday we dodged another book agent, but there was a feeling all the afternoon that he might come back any jnlnute and compel us to take a Bhelf full of books and pay for them on the installment plan. Life's perils are so many it is a wonder any of us can sleep when night comes. A friend writes, "Why don't you give us a few limericks now and then, for chance?" Too easy. When one receives a salary for writing If the amountis In in excess of $7.50 per week there should be an effort, to rise anove the vulgar and nnmmnnnl'3i. 1n nrWHfat OCtTmOSition. Tha limerick is not recognized as high class literature, tnougn may gis mim a musical sound and satisfy in a way th desire to be amused, as for instance, describing the lover of fun. There was a young iesiow namea oapy The Schuyler Sun can see "where a move to make the saloons keep within iimtt- n th law wmilri h tho nrnner thing." It would be "proper" enough but impossible. Under the Slocumb law i . i 1 : -- i V. saloons couia not uve were iue piuvisiuus of that measure observed to the letter. mi, inr ocsTTs that lirmnr shall not ha j 1 1 tan tiA.t wv . - - - sold to an inebriate, or one . who is not of legal age. now many saioons couiu do business in Omaha but for the pat ...nriocrn tf a rli st In eniwhed numher of old iuiiafi ' i. . ;zj soaks who would account it a crime to go home sooer: Ana now many ceoae selling to a man because he is intoxl o 9 tMia oalnnn koooer who warns his customer that ho has on as heavy - i 1 Vjn will niwt. la 4-V.a a cargo US IU3 only nm J mo rare exception. If the Slocumb law wero .i.i.ti., cnfrnvail fn all lta nrnvisions. ton suit" ... i - - public drinking places would suffice for the city or .uincoin, ana inene wouia ..mniain nf ViiTKinpss rlenression and V 7 1 1 1 .M -fc . v.. . other ominous signs of a financial panic. The buds are out too early in the spring; A little frost would be a blessed thing To check the growth .which, if it keeps . on now. Will get a setback later anyhow. We need to pray, --preserve us irom rae .chill ' Thof cotlaa Innin r1T"Vllev Atlfl on hilt When plum trees bloom and peaches bad apace And other tender fruits are in the race." A spring that springs too swiftly to the fore Returns to let old winter have the floor, And that is why I'd rather it would freeze Than stay like this, at 68 degrees; Then suddenly drop down to 26 And nip the plums and kill the peaches. BIX. At Mankato, Minn., on the 13th Inst., a great man passed from earth. Rev. John II. Cieszynsky was born In Poland fifty' years ato, and came, to his coun try when a mere boy to make his way among strangers. He couldn't speak the language of the country, but he could work, and he did work at anything ha could get to do to earn an honest dol lar; and he applied his earnings to secur ing an education. For several years he attended Pillsbury academy at Owaton na. Then be applied at St. Thomas' col lege as a candidate for the priesthood. Seven years later he was ordained by Bishop Cotter, and began a career which in many respects has been most remark able As. a young man he noted the terribly demoralizing effect of the liquor drinking habit upon his own people and allied himself with the advocates of to tal abstinence. The result of his labors along that line are most far-reaching. Whole communities have given up the vice of - intemperance responstve to his earnest appeals for a sober citizenship. It is a pleasure to pay a word of tribute to the memory of such a man. The world needs more of them. A good hotel is the noblest work of man. and the ltttle village of Davenport, In Thayer county, has two of them. Beds that are lit to sleep in, clean table linen, cream in coffee and something good to eat every meal. Who could ask anything better of a country tavern? The stranger can readily understand why traveling men go to Davenport to stuy over Sunday even If th vlace baa little to offer In the way of public entertainment. The atmos phere of the place Is entirely wholesome. No saloons, no drug stores with a long necked Untie and a tiny Klass back of th prpscrljrt'on ctise. The man who want any beverage more warchlnjc than mineral water, must drive to tho county no.it .md hrlus It home In a Jus. Not withnurutlng iU antipathy to the of bcvrafies t it tnrbrlute Dnvenport Is proprou and no famtlle are poverty mrkWrii Uirtu- the twadl of th hus hm forrwd an alliance with W. Ilar yrorn r.vlrr I one of th nrtty and prrwv nmii Hit tt atrrn Nrniki mhtrh ; t i Joy t visit Sm of the raldnnt. Wtn there thirty to thlrty fty yeim and n'' ,l 'r th tt much longer If they Jlv Dr mlth who wa th flrt man on th gpound ha ben thr ahnoiit rontinawnly for a few wek le than forty veM. II U ftad of It, and whf not? tt l a good roinmtirtlty tn a grnt state, with a glorious climate and a great commercial and social future. What Is the use of selling out and going to some other point? It is all right to travel and see the world when one may go without Jeopardizing really important business In terests; but a home in Nebraska there Is nothing more alluring anywhere un less it be the home over yonder, which the most impatient are in no haste to occupy. Stand up for Nebraska. The more I breathe her bracing air, The more I see her skies of blue, The more I ride, and pay my fare (Which all true patriots ought to do); The longer that I toil and rest In this delightful atmosphere. The less I feel like going west Or east or south or anywhere. Beneath the clear Italian skies Let he who will repose in peace; This landscape rests my weary eyes, My pains subside, my troubles cease. Here in Nebraska let me stay Until the storm of life is past And I have one more word to say- It was a most pathetic scene" - When Burton quit the jail; The band came out at Abilene - When Burton quit the jail. It was no aggregation slim That marched forth in the twilight dim; They all turned out to welcome him When Burton quit the jail. It was no single-horse affair When Burton quit the Jail; Old friends and neighbors waited there, When Burton quit the jail. Though stowed for good upon the shelf, Accused of doing wrong for pelf, They knew he'd vindicate himself - When Burton quit the jail. It was a soul-inspiring scene When Burton quit the jail; The waiting throng at Abilene, When Burton quit the jail, Marched to the station, boys and men, To meet the hero's train, and then They all marched proudly back again, When Burton quit the jail. They said he'd give us "something straight" When Burton quit the jail, A revelation worth the -wait, Wlion 'Rurfnn rmit t'no 1ail The furnace of his wrath be fed With hatred, yet, though flaming red, There wasn't much to what he said When Burton quit the jau. J. H. McElhany,' the pioneer of Omaha, who recently hanged himself because he was weary of the struggle for subsis tenca left a pathetic note saying that perhaps some of his old f rends and ac quaintances rnighT say if they had known of his dire straits they would have ex tended a helping hand, and he appends the query, "But would they?" The court is in doubt. Commenting on the case, Editor John Tanner of the South Omaha Democrat says: "Don't wait until a man ia on the verge of suicide before you give him a lift. If you know a man to be worthy and he is your friend, open your heart and let the sunshine of charity pene trate for a moment. You will feel bet ter and you may save a human life. Deeds of this character are what make life worth living. There is only a small per cent of humanity that is able to manage affairs so that the hour of -distress never comes, and those who are able ought to and in many instances do lift the burden for the suckers who drift and manage poorly. Hell is overrun with tight wads. I do not mean by this that a man should surrender his savings to Tom, Dick and Harry on demand. Not much. But the man who never cuts his belt for a friend will find a chilly reception in heaven if he ever gets there at all.'. When we see a fellow-mortal on the way Toiling underneath a load to stall a dray If we help him with a will Push his burden up the hill, He may do as much for us' some other day. If Instead of that we coldly pass him by, Never hear him when he calls and never try, Conscience-pricks will make us sore On this side the golden shore And we'll catch hell over yonder when we die. Colonel Russell would like to rise superior to the smoke nuisance which menaces his health and makes him ashamed of himself when he Is out among folks, but he fears that after struggling to overcome the -ippetlte for a period of six or eight yews, he will still be in the thick of a light that can only end when the chief combatant has taken his way to the silent city. Concerning our experience in abandoning the tobacco ha bit. Russell wants to know: The question remains whether the doc tor is really "cured" so that the plant is as distasteful to him as it is to tha neophite. or whether he has just put up an heroic eight years' negative to what would still bo a sensual pleasure, but which his Intellect tells him he Is an ass for indulging. There are cures and cures. A burglar may not feJoniously enter a house for eight years and he may still l a burglar at heart. On the other hand, he may really be "cured" of the criminal In uttiwt and loathe the thought of burgling his brother's bungalow. How about that? We urn not prepared to say that the narcotizing effect of tobacco would not prove a.i sweetly deceptive aa It did eight yeari but certainly th desire to ludulro ha entinly disappeared. Be ntdoii that there Is more plajura In liv ing out from under th bondag of an uimaturitt nr-tlte. Time was when wn Invariably Irft the theater between acta for no other purpoM than to tak a hew of tc.baT, or to smoke part of a cigar, afW-r which It would h necary tu run tho rUik of fjxtmwt by etpe toratlng a tlm or two on frank . rrjiur carpt It l worth thm discom fort xprwrttcd Uk ftrst MM w thi Juat to t CM O, Russell, when you hit the snipe Left on your desk the night before, Or puff the old denatured pipe You bought before the Spanish war, You lay aside all toil and strife And watch the wreath of smoke ascend: You think you are enjoying life, But you are not, my dying friend. 'Tis an immoral thing indeed Ah, justify it ye who can The slave of an obnoxious weed; Such would I scorn to be, old man. If you believe everything uncomplimen tary you hear about leopie you will be lieve too much. . A heaping saucer of stewed onions at this time of year is better for your sys tem than many doses of bitter medicine. Personally we have decided to favor woman suffrage wugo the women do, and not Defore. - What a long time to wait. Vou don't alw&ya know what is for the best, but if you use your oesc judg- ..., oil iud iiiuc; juu ivui. l j.nu your self far astray at iho end of the trip. One thing that .killed Sunday baseball in tiio legislature was the generally lax municipal regulations that vermit, tha men on the uieachera to swear at the umpire. Whose laughter was always on tap; He cut up such capers They said in the papers That he was a helofachap. Or, observe the contrast aa applying to the man who refuses to look on the cheerful side of life: A crusty curmudgeon named. Clay ' Went round with a grouch every day; Ilis abuse every breath Was made vocal till death. Since which time lie's had nothing to " say. A. F. Bloomer is a sensible man. He did business in York county for twenty one years and, having accumulated a 'competence, retired from the active pur suit of money and has since been trying to ascertain by peaeonal inspection, the size and appearance of this old earth. In company with his wife he has visited the principal countries of Kuropo and Asia, the islands of the sr.i and many Cen tral and South American countries. In a 11. he has devoted nearly two years to foreign travel, '" and now he is home for the summer, not to re-engage in the slavery of money-making, but to rest and refresh himself before starting out again to see some parts of the world he went throuph before while asleep. His system is the true one. The man who has enough of this world's goods should retire and give the other fellows a chance while he puts in the happy remaining years finding out what sort of a world this . is Defore he leaves . . . . i They're waking up to see the right At Omaha; Tho trusts are up against a fight At Omaha. The leader of the coal combine Has drawn a full and robust fine. And more than that, this friend of mine At Omaha. - The judge has said six months in jail At Omaha Unless somebody goes his bail At Omaha; , Six months in Jail a cruel dole . For whooping up the price of coal; And this is justice let 'er roll At Omaha. How it must cheer the public heart At Omaha When virtue seems to get a start At Omaha. So long has vice held' perfect sway, So long has there been helltopay, We feared 'twould always be that way At Omaha. But now we see beyond the gray At Omaha The dawning of a better day At Omaha. , If others go as this case went, Right rules, that is self-evident, And some day I will pitch my tent At Omaha. From this time on vice stands no show At Omaha; (Forget the triumph of Pat Crowe, At Omaha); Abandoned all our sighs and tears, Our hopes rise high above our fears. The glad millennial dawn appears At Omaha, It is different In North Dakota. Ac cording to the Sheldon Progess the far mer in that cold country has no easy time of it, and his independence is large ly sacrificed on the altar of stern neces sitv. This is what It says about him: "The real farmer begins work in winter I.mg lefore the sun thinks ot getting up. With his soul shroud"d In gloom he pro ceeds to build a livo with a sledjre ham. mcr. He then takes a lantern, hang It on the i lollies line und shovels his way to the barn and feeds the hogs. It U then time to fee! the newly-urrivcd calf, which Hecma to delight In butting a pail of miik over tho tiller of the soil until ho onlv nevts to be, stamped to pii for a package if oleomargarine. He crawls through a barbed-wire fence and digs th hay out of tho mow. fee! the rows, dean the trtable, gather up the frojon chlcka. chase a ulraV-pig worth a". c nle for four mile, and doenn t ratch It. doo tor a sick horse, frerxe his flngtr. kicked by a on-eyed mule, anil when the gloaming cornea and qutelneia )rod over the all the earth, he has a Hingt half hur to meditate and wonder how he will ever be able to pay hie taiem." And right on rant there arrow the Hod luyer of the North-bat what" Iht ue of rlnt any thin to oHh1 A, J, IUoU? H Uvea there.