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r ' of Nebraska NevI
I 'j United States Senator I
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Hon. Elmer J. Burkett of Lancaster -
caster County Speaks to
t' Legislative Members
, -
\ The hall of the house of Represen-
/ , " tntlves was literally paclted when the
. Bon. Elmer J. Burltett was do. la.r"d
IJY n. joInt commltteo of both hOUlJes
. &nd senate elected United States senator -
, tor for a term ot six ye.us beginning
. , oQn the 4th ot March. ' 1'he cr wd which
y. witnessed the formality was as mixed
: lnd. as truly democratic In Its malwup
.ar. ono could find. There were dlgni-
fled judges of the supreme court , mem-
'berR of the house , senators , , state offl-
'clals , frIends and neIghbors of 1\11' . Bur-
liC.tt , women , children , ragged boys
from the streets , state house employes ,
Imslness men-every class of humanity.
.ulmost , was reprcsented and everybody
joIned In the chorus of approval whlc.h
reeted U10 announcement that Mr.
Durltett had at last realIzed the hOIJO
whIch the people of Nebrnslta were
pleased to hold out to him.
In his address ! Jerm'e the joint assembly -
bly Mr. Burkett said :
} Mr. President , tr. Spealer and Gentlemen -
tlemen of the I.elslature ! , I deem this
lectlon to the United States senate the
\ highest honor that the state can glvo
one. It is the highest .positlon . that
, any state can give any man. I thanlc
you for It. "Thank , " Is so small a
word and so easily said , and oft-times
, so lightly said , that some way it Beems
.almct : : Inadequate to express my feelIngs -
Ings , If the EnglIsh language con-
tnIned n. stronger word of grntltude
I assure you that I would use It. My
.apprecIation Is sincere , but language
fails. As there are no words to express -
press grlof , nor any to r.ortray the sub-
llme emotions of joy , so are there none
adequately to convey the feelIngs of
{ the llOart houndIng wIth gratitude.
t I pledge 'ou six years of the best ser-
, ' ! ce that I can gIve to the state and
the nation as m - apprecIation of your
generosity here and now. I crave your
indulgence wMle r go further and
thank the' people of the state who elect-
( ) d 'ou , and thus gave you the power
to confer this honor.
I indulge the hope that I sha11 merit
the continued help and support and
ltlndly feelIng of a11 the people of the
state. I am elected a republican and
I shan be such in polItical matters ,
where party policy divides us. I believe
> i..l that republican .policles are for the best
" . , interests of the AmerIcan people. But
first I am an American citizen and a
Nebraslmn. I want Nebraslm to do
her part In the great work of the na-
tion. I want to lwcp the high stand-
.ard wl1ich my distinguished predeces-I .
501'5 of all parties have set ,
I realize that with thIs election there
comes much of duty and Rome hlng of
responsiblIlty. There Is also something
of achIevement and something of hon-
0 : : ' In beIng elected a United States.
senator. But I have novel' believed
that "success" In politics was simply
to be elected to something. The prlzo
) n public Ufo Is not getting Into office ;
, . , that is only the opportunity to contest -
: . test for the prize. There Is llttlo in
tItle. The genulno reward-tho cherished -
ished ambition of the soul is the ap-
Jrobation of a lovIng constituency for
flomo measure of success in performing
the duties of the office. . You have
given me the title-I wIll try and male
it honorable. You have given me the
I opportunitY-I wIll
undertake to wIn
the prize. .
I congratulate you all upon your own
election. It is an expressIon of confidence -
dence that you may wen appreciate , It
is an old and famlIlar platitude that
"the world wnnts better men. " I am
an optimist and bellevo that the world
has the best men today and the most
of them since "The sentinel stars set
theIr watch In the sky , " From a personal -
sonal acqualntanco with each of you I
bellove that this legislature wHl bo the
tbest that Nebraslm
" has ever had. I say
that with all deference to the high
. character of preceedlng legislatures ,
f one of which I had the honor of beIng -
Ing a mom bel' .
We are livIng In the most enlightened -
ened ago or the world's history anll
consequently In the most exacting po-
rlod of human exlstence. , And , whllo
I we congratulate ourselves upon the
former , wo must qualify ourselves for
the latter.roro Is expected of a man
than ever before in morals as wen as
This demand upon men Is no less In
1 > rlvato life than in publlc tlfe. It only
seems so because fewer eyes are focused -
cused there. In fact , the higher standard -
ard In private affairs Is responslblo for
the higher demands In public offlco ,
Behavior In pl'Ivate lIfe moulds the
ethics of the nation. It must bo oh-
served of every studentof history that
governments have been better as the
people themselves llllve Improved , that
governments have become humane as
the. people have herome enlightened ,
just IlS the people have lJerome fraternal -
nal and strong , conservative and sub-
. . ) stantlal as education and Christianity
I. have supplanted Ignorance and super-
stition. On the other hand a voluptuous -
ous peopl has always reaped a lIclen-
tlous abuse of government. The same
generation that furnished a weal-
minded , InglorIous Itlng , fighting the
maddened , storm-tossed water of the
ocean with his blood-lJegrimed and im _
potent jn.velln. proJucel1 , as the historian -
ian tells us , but a sln ; lo virtuous woman -
man In all his 1.lngdom to restore his
BIJht and appease the wrath of the
/ . EOIls.
t'.S a people anl1 as a nation we have
, . "elf reason to rejoice at our position
among the people anti the nallons of
the earth , We lead the world In ma-
torlal progress. American diplomacy Is
trIumphant , "Old Glory" Is "The Gem
or the Ocean , " l1l1l1 Is l'nown and' 1'0-
fllected wherever hl'l' folds kiss the
breezes of heaven. 'fhe Unltell State9
hIlS demonstrated a good Inuny things
during the sbort centur ' of 113 oxls-
tence. It hus base strong gO\'ernment
on good sovernment. It has given more
protection to the Indlvhluul , morc
peace to hIs mind , more hope to his
heart , than un ' other nution on earth.
It has conferred a new purpose to IIh-
erty and extended n new meaning to
hope and opportunity. It hIlS proven
that justice nnd Idndness are moro potent -
tent of control than t 'rnnny and op-
pression. It has shown that national
sncrlflce Is national glor ' . It has made
phllanthrop : ; 'yorld-wlde , mercy Intm' .
national atHl humanity universal. But
ever all nnd because of all It haa dem-
onstrat0(1 tbe more importnnt fact that
the people can govem themselves- '
that a 110pular government can exl8t-
that the l1COplo through their OW11
chosen agencIes can male laws and I I
enforce them. Encourageil h - theIr own I
successes through succeeding years the
people , chafing under restl'Iclions , have
reached out and taltOn unto themselves
prerogatives that the founders of the
republic did not bellm'o belonged to
them. And from year to yeal" we find
the disposition of the people growing to
lmow more and do moro of the things
that pertain to their government.
Ono might suppose that a day wouhl
come when all necessary laws would
bo made and that nothing would remain -
main for the leJlalator to do. But a
moment's reflection w111 con"ince us
that such a time wlll marl { the mlllen-
nium-hen the "iles of the devIl will
ba curbed and the ambitions of -
zatlon wlll be triumphant in a reIgn or
holiness throughout the world. While I
men are human , some of them hop1Jful :
and aspiring and others depraved and .
degraded , there wHl be need of leglsla-
tlon. .1
It is not a wholl - unfamlIlar expression -
sion tbat "we have too many laws
npw. " But this Is trne only to the anarchist -
archist in direct opposition to all forms
of government and to that : otber class
of indivIduals who test theIr wits rather -
er than piety In theIr upra 'lng" for
dally subsistence.
The development of human tastes
and Idenls finds its oxpreslon ! In the
laws and wo all hope that development
may go on. The material progress of
the country and the mental achievements -
ments of the people from year to year
demands constant revision of the old
laws and the enactment of no"ones. .
E"ery 1111.0 . of the statute bools
marls the progress of the people and
the development of the country. Speed
regulations , safety aplln.nces , and
danger signals is legislation or this
generation and necessitated only as
man's inventlvo genius makes him to
travel with the velocity of electricity
and carry with the power of steam.
Trade regulations , rate maldng , traffic
control , corporation survel1lanco in
le lslation is the natuml product of
this commercial age.
Law malting must l.eep up with the
evolution of IndusU'y and with every
possibility of injustice , The rebate ,
arbitrary and disproportionate rates
under same conditions and other forms
or discrIminations between IndivIduals
and communltle3 arc Injustices and
wrongs against the pulJllc and therefore -
fore proper subjects of governmental
Inquir - . The congress of the United
States , so far as its authority goes , has ,
recognized Its duty und has not been I
slow to act. Anti-trust laws , the interstate -
state commerce commission , the anti-
r'lJate law , the bureau of corporntlons ,
appropriation of money for specIal
counsel , and enactments for speedy
trial , are some of the governmental
factors that congress has already em-
Sufficient has not yet been done.
New agencies may yet be needed ,
ndditlonal powc.rs to those already
created may bo sufficient. A governmental -
mental agency given the authority to
determine rates and yet without power
to enforce Its decrees , is not only futlIe
and Impotent for any good , but 1I1te
the old Continental Congress that could
declare war , but not muster an army or
mlso a dolIar , Is of little consolation
at. homo and commands no respect
abroad. I am not In accord with the
distinguished citizen of our own state
who advocates state oWI\ershlp of railroads -
roads as the solution of the problem.
I do not bellevo It Is the best way or
the most economic wa ) " . In general
terms I do not bello\'e that the government -
ment should do an 'thlng that individuals -
viduals can do. What the government
has undertalwn to do in the past has
been what was too largo for private enterprise -
terprise to undertalm or of not sufficIent -
cIent remuneration to wnrrnnt the investment -
vestment of primte capital. Publlc
ownership thwarts IndivIdualism , stupefies -
efies hope and ambition , hampers in-
ventlvo genius and destroys opportun-
Ity. Better Ulan own the rallroads Is
to oxerclse such .proper arid suffIcient
control as sha11 malto thorn effIciency
and economlca11y to serve the publlr ,
With President Roosevelt's recent
message stilI fresh in our mInds and
with our confidence In hIs honesty and
energy there can be no doubt with any _
one that this matter of transportation
and a11 the others of the great problems -
lems of our Internal trallo and commerce -
merce , as wol1 as these of labor and
capital , will have ns thor are now receiving -
ceiving , 1'11'01'101' Investigation to the ( 'nd
that wise , ronsorvatlve , patriotic a1ll1
offIclent legislation shal1 ho had. AmI
let me say hero , as I Indicated to 'ou in
my telegram n few dars ago , that it
wlIl bo my pleasure to stand firmly
w.Jth . the president and to sustain his
arm in his efforts to solve these great
Wo bave rmssed the perIod of uncertainty -
tainty In this country. Wo are no longer -
er "an Infant nepulJllr-blit n "full
grmm nation. " 'Ve 1111'10 ono beyond
the "hoping that we shall become a
eat natlon"-wo 0.1'0 It gr-At nnlto'lt.
We 111\\0 spent our time of I\pprentlrc-
ship M n go\'ornln/t / power , anll " .e belIeve -
lIevo thllt no question Is too subtle tor
\I" to fathom nnd no l1l\tlertn1c1ng too
Jreat forIS o handl , 'Vo malc
11 m'rlrlfreo. . " ' mndo Cu'n freo. and
under the guhlance of n good Provl-
donre , wo hrw ( ' OtlO son'n th01u nnd
miles Into tht' nrl'lln to ( 'Ilrry freedom
ff' the people of the Philippine Isllmds.
'Ve slnt our guns UH1r ( ' , we Ient our
llo 's there , wo scnt our tcnlhlf'-1 and
preMhers nnd 1 > lhll1:1 : thcro. O1d Glory
b ' the consrlonco of
Is th rc-n d )
eighty millions of pcoplo liberty 19
thOl'o. 'Vo nre not Iolnr to stop \lnUl
we ma1e It enslcr for some people to
visit the 111111.111111 . who don't seem to I
comoro1101ll1 just what we arc doing
over thlre.
"re lJa\'e lInl1l'rlnlon to .11 . the Pllnn-
mn canal , so that b ' anll b - n shIp
ran sail from BORton rl ht Into Man-
lIa harhor. The American ; : r.oplo want-
I'll the rnnal a long time hefore we had
the Philippines nnl1 heforo most or
thorn 1me\ " just wherr. the Islonds were.
" ,1 If WI' fml to RntJreclato the DivIne
WlII In the ! \Ianlla I/lY incident , wo
. ou ht at Il'ast tn ho Jrateful for the
f'XCU1O if ll\ ! furnished the Unlt.el1
tatls for ( : onfiscatln the liabilities
or n. . 'funct , Impc.tnnt alHl somewhat
dlscredltel' I orporatlon anll nssumln
the TII\1on1lhl1it \ ' of tll glnt' ; tllQ cannl
'oUl'sol\'cs ' ! he suddenness of It shocled
some lIf'I'VeR aud the certalnt } " of It no
doubt shoclOIl soma rl.rulntlons. ; llt
the cnnal will le ) built 'Jr.rauso w hlWO
the ner\'e to underta1m It-the genius
to 110 It and the money to pay for It
The overwhelming 'uajorltlos In-
crellSln 'ear br ) 'car with the tn.rlrr
the main Illsuo establishes without
doubt t.hat the Amerirau people boll eve
In the protectlvo polley. During our
hundred ) 'ears of national life wo hnvo
tried all forms and all schcdules. Dut
experience teaches us that the Ireatest
prosperity has come to use when the
products of lalJor or this country hnvo
been protectel1 agalust the Importation
of the products or labor of foreign
countries. The degree of protection
needed in the main can be measured by
the dlfferenco in the cost or labor hero
and abroad. Amorlon Is the best mar-
ltet place in the world and the American -
can produc.er Is entille.l at least to au
equal chance In that marlwt with the
forolgn vendor. The ) 'ears under this
policy have been the ! 1apJ1 - , prosperous
and progressive years , they ho.\'e been
the years when labor was best om-
ployed. 'when factories were busiest ,
when wages were hlgh03t and manldnd
most contented. With the policy determined -
termined and protection established' ,
the question then settles Itself down to
0110 detall , to produce the desIred re-
The only tarIff qucstlon , or the only
pbose of it that now confronts us Is
the schedules of the present tariff law.
\ \ hUe there is some disagreement as
to the rates In some particulars , there
Is ItlclIng as yet Ilnr sufficient c\n-
1'CI1US ; of olJimon as would warrant
the rlsl of the provisions of that late \ ,
, to the more ur leE:3 : uncertain results of
gcneral tariff Avision. I can thinlc of
no griater danger both fancied and
real , that could posllibly threaten us
'than a hasty , preclpltato revision of
the Dingley law. No law was ever
made with lUore care. No law ' \\"I\S \ ever
lUnde by more competent hands. No
l:1w : ever produced so splendid results
with the qulclmess almost of maglo
& .ul1 the continuance of years. No la , ,
( ' \cr sustained Itself so long In the
connd nco of the Industrial world.
It Is easy to talk of tariff revision.
It is more dlfflrult to agree on the re-
, 'islon and to frame tariff laws. Or to
put It in n. better Wl : - by using the
warns of the late , lamented Sponler
HCNI , "It Is easy to revise tarff-In
. .
'O\JI' \ mind. " In vIol. . . of the delicacy
of the undertaldng to all Industrial
l'nltd States , and the danger of too
hast v or Immat.ure action I most heart-
lIy aplrove , of the decIsion of the pres _
IIlcnt as l'Aported in the press not to
1:111 , for the present and early summer ,
nt I ( 'ast , an extra session of congres9
fOI' t 1'lIi ! revision.
Gentlollll'l : of the legislature , I accept
nl < ; ; ) Oslt'on to which you have elected
ITe anti thnn ; , ) 'OU for It. At the proper
tlnlt ) I shall aFsumo the duties and un-
dertalto the responsibilities , and , God
belnJ ; my IIl'lper , I bope to perform
them fnithfu1y ! and well.
Sub-Edltor-"A correspondent sends
us a full account of a cocl { tight , with
photographs of the steel spurs used ,
the cocl { pit , spectators , birds in battle ,
etc. , with every round' descrIbed. "
Great EdItor-"G1orious ! Get U all
In. ' '
Sub-Editor ( cloubtfuUy-"But ) this
Is a famlly paper. "
Great gdltor-"Y-e-s-I-lmow. II < nd
it 'A Brutal Sport-Whero were the
Police ? ' "
Old GenUeman-"Tell me , my frien ,
why ) "ou are so ugly to passengers. '
Brutal Conductor-"So they'll hate
th' street ca\ ' company wet employs
mo. See ? "
"N-o , not oxactlr. "
"Wh - , when they hate the company ,
thoy'll just laugh to tholrselves when
they see mo chelltln' th' comll1lU ' by
not rlngln' up fares. See ? "
CURtomer--"These shoes you made
for me squeal { so I can't stand them.
You'll have to tale thorn baclt.
Shoemalter-"Ain't you a church
member ? "
"No. "
"Oh ! Beg pardon. I thought you
were , "
Maglstrate-"Why don't '
'ou answer
to 'Olll' name ? "
Vugl'ant-UBeg pardlng , jedge , hut I
forgot wat name I gave las' night. "
l\1aglstmte-"Don't ) 'Oll glvo 'our
own name ? "
Vagrant-"No , jedgo , I'm tmvelln'
Incog. "
. . . . .
Clerl-"A Ind ' In the front of the
store wants some el ! ! 11hant blsle jelly.
What on earth shall I do ? "
Ji"ashlonalJle Grocer-"Tell her wo
just sold the last lot to a boarding. ,
hOUSR Ieeller , lJllt wo'll got another
hogshead In SOlSl1o'll ) change her
llIilld tl1en. " .
CUlllI1 Is n sorry leader : after leadIng -
Ing people Into trouhle he .el1\8 th m
to fight It out themselves.
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A Winter Afternoon.
. pwhl or lU'OWllllm\'CK ( t'olcl1lhlclt with
A lo\V grnr IIk ' ot Inlcl'\IPllhlJ \ ( : : clom111 :
A bnuk-lIlah IIlrcl\mlet lhat hllK ccnscd to
Itow :
Gaunt-Iu'meet , hnl'trcc ! ! , close wl'nlll\el1
111 sleel ) ' IIhroul1l1.
A lone 1Jtrl1 tarcs Qlhwn1't lho (1rOOlllnG
With SUI'c. IIlron& & ; wing which pulses
swlrt nnd tnlf ;
Forth from his'crt sUnlls the fox , 1119
" 'lth hunger wllO , 1'0111119 sCQrchillG' out
the view.
A farmhouse. G'nbIM , 1)'lng wrQPPl.'l1 In
A wrlllh at Slnollo corllscre"ln ! : the
cold IIII' :
The mufflcd shnpcs or mcn whtch como
and go ,
And IJlltl'l' , bllln'i ' wtnlor o\\r'wher ( ' ,
-Edward Curllslo .III1C1' , 111 llouscllecper.
Cllrlstmas Day In the Army.
"Christmas In the early cla 's , " said
Addison llallnrd , "was not lIIto the
Chl'Istmaa of this dn ' . I WllS mlsed
in Warren count ) . , OhIo , a1ll1 In a I
nolghhorhool1 of wo11.to.l1o l1eol110 , and
hero is what I received from m ' parents -
ents as a Christmas gift : Ono big-
red apple , a IIttlo saclt of chalco hlcl-
01' ) " nuts , ono pall' of lmlt mittens amI
a homemade Imlt comforter to wear
round the necl , .
"In addition , myself anll brothers
were given jointly 1 cent's worth of
powder , which was Inserted in a
corncob and exploded , or in n. hole
bored In a log. In the latter euo !
other bo 's joined with their allowanCe -
anCe of powder to have a greatel' ex-
plosion. FOI' candy wo had maple
sugar and for a special treat the
) 'Ollllg plwplo of the neIghborhood
ellmbed the hills near our house to
heal' the boom of cunnou fIred In Cln.
chmati fifteen m1les a way. "
"I was that sort of a Bucle 'o bo ) '
myself , " suld the sergeant , "but or n
later date. I were a red 01' a red und
white comforter us late as the year
before the wnr , and my Christmas
gift from homo In 1862 was n l > alr
of closely lwlt rell and blacl. mlttena.
Wo were then In CUl\lp at NashvllIo
and the mlt ns were a great comfort ,
but were regarded as a standing jolce
by the bo 's. We were rather coz1l ) '
quartered and We hegan tq prOl1111'e
for Christmas a wcele in advance.
"Somo of the bors went ten and
fourteen m1les cast and south from
camp looltlng for geese or turlteys ,
chickens 01' ralJlJlts. ' 1'hoso who went
outsldo our lines came bacl { excited
nnd anxious. ' 1'he ' found ever 'wher
Indications or 11 genernl advance on
Chrlstmus du- , and they didn't Il1to
it. On Dec. 24 wo Imew that wo
would spend Christmas in camlJ , but
that we waul II allvunco In battle order -
der on the morning or Dec. 26. Knowing -
ing this and Imowlng that three day- '
rations were to be coolted an el\ .
rled in huyersacls , the boy we" ,
not as merry on ChrIstmas dar , 1862 ,
as they had exvected to be.
" 'rho whole urmy moved toward
MurfreeslJoro 0:1 the morning of the
26th , and as wo passed waiting regl.
ments I saw several pairs of mlttm:3
not unlike my own , and I Imow that
the good mothers Ilt homo lltHt
U ought. of our cold hanlls. One mr.t
I saw wearing a rell comforter , such
as I had worn as a , lQ ' , and I wOJ.-
dered If he came from the old home
nelghhorhood. Flvo da 's after that
as our brlgado emerged from the Cli ) '
dars at Btono HIveI' , pursued hy tl.J" ,
rebels , I saw In the rohel Hno two
men wearIng- red comforters.
"Ono of thcso were the comforter
around his neck , with ends crossed
on his hreast and carried down to hh :
Ilelt. ' 1'ho other were the comfortur
around his necl { with ends flyIng. I
wondered If these were , lIlto my mittens -
tens , Christmas gifts from oldfash. I
ioned homes. I lmew later , beeauso. .
the rebel of the red comforter fel1 ,
not fIve steps from where I went
down , wIth two wound II. It was very
cold that night , and the woundiJd In
blue and gray hegan to cl'eop toward
the llttlo devresslon In which I was
lying and snuggled close to leep from
"Somo ono tool , my mittens out of
my pocltet and put them on my almost -
most helplesR hands , and someone
else alJlo to use his hands lifted my
llt ad to his lap as he sat on the
ground , and I felt the ends of a Imlt
comforter brush across my face. It
was fresh nnd now , and ho said it
was a Christmas gift and ho had
worn It In battle hecauso fils mother
had sent It. ' 1'hat led the freezing
men , huddled together Il1tO shIvering
hogs , to tall { of ChrIstmas and their
people at homo , and I found that my
man or the red comforter was or the
sarno stocle as myself , hIs fam1l ) " settling -
tling In Tennessee , mlno In Ohio.
"lie had a p.alr of mittens Il1to my
own , nnd the customs of the two
homes were not unlilte. Wo did not
freeze that night , and were carrIed
off the field next day , hut in such condition -
dition that I novel' Imew how wo
I were removed nor what lJecame of
the men who came to mo that night.
Some of thom did not recover , I was
told In the hOflI111al , hut I was Informed -
formed that not one 01' the dead were
a red comforter. All this came bacl {
to mo yestm'day when I came across
a whlto army hosJJltal blanlet wIth
my initials worlwd In red In one cor-
I ner. It was my hlanlet , and I 1'0-
memberQt1 that as the letters went
into shape fort -.t\\'o 'ears ago a tear
fel1 from my mother's e'es fo'r every
stitch tal\On. I lived , however , to
carry thut hlrmltot through the war. "
-Clilcago Inter Ocean.
War Chnrgcro of Great Soldiers.
There has seldom , If ever , been a
braver and 1:101'0 loyal w..r horse than
Traveler , who ( mrrlcl1 his mnstcr , Gen.
Lee , through scores of battles and
came through them all without a
scratch. It Is said that ho whinnied
plllCully when ho rollowed the gen.
eral's cotlln to the grrtvb : and It waR
not long after thnt , while grazing , a
nail became Imbedded In his foot 0.1111
he died of loeltjaw.
COIJenha en bol'o Stonewall Jack-
lion thl'ough ten fierce battles
before UIO falal bullet struclt his
rider. 110 sllI'\'lved , through an honor.
cd and Im'lngl ' tendell old age , \lntll
1886 ; anll ho ma ) ' bo lIeen to.day ,
stuffell and cleverly mounted In a gluss
case In the lIlJrar ' of the SoldiOl's'
homo In Hlchmond , Ya.
Gen. Sherhlan's famous black horse ,
Rlenzl , lonJ urvlved all the dangers
oC war and died , lovell rnll mourned
In 1876. HIs holly was mounted and
Is to bo seen In the musoulU of GO\-
ernor's Island , In Now Yorl , bar.
It seems to ha'o heen the fate of
most of these famous horses to survive -
vive tholr masters. Such , however ,
was not the lot of Nellie Gra ' , the
handsomest charger In 0.11 the confell'
orate army. Ne1le ! , with Gen , Fitzhugh
Leo on liebacl" seemed to bear n
charme1 ! lICe , 110 many were the dangers -
gors she escaped , until at last she
fall In the VOl' ) " thlclest of the fIght
at the battle of Winchester.
Cincinnati , the Jnoflt loved of all
Gen. Grant's horses , was more for'
tunato than Nellie : for he survIved
all the horro\'s or the civil war and
died "as sincerely Inmented as ho hu
lived reBpected. "
The Badge , Money Cannot Buy.
Vetertns Wcll Behaved.
" 'rhe conduct of the great body 01
the 33,000 old soldiers who are in.
mates of the national aoldlers' homes
Is excellent , " said Gen. l\artln 'r. 1\Ic ,
1\Iahon , presillent of the board 01
managers of those Institutions , at the
"Only about 3 per cent of the vet ,
erans glvo UB any trouble , aud thello
are not nearly so annoyIng as the
well meaning , mlsguldell c011tingent
of outsillo cl'nnls nnd temperance fa'
natics who are contlnual1y tr 'Ing to
toll the IIresidont anll congrCss ! how
the 110llles ought to ho I'un. For In'
stance , the outsldo band of phllan ,
thr01Jlsts would ahollsh the canteens
established In the homes , dosplte the
fact that experlenco has proved their
Ireat usefulness. 'fheso cameens , or
heel' halls-since nothing but beer
Is sold in them-maim directly for
the good of the Inmates and uro In
the interest of sobrIety and decent
conduct. The amount of beer sold
to the IndivIdual Is strIctly limited ,
nnd no ono who Is Intoxicated Is allowed -
lowed to enter the beer hall , nor can
drlnls lJo olJtalned after 6 o'clocl {
P. m.
"The evils of Intoxication on tbe
part of veteran Inmates como from
patronizing drlnldng resorts In the
vIcinity of the gl'ounds , where the 0111
soldiers can IJ1lY cheap whlsly , and
where they 0.1'0 often drugged and
rohbed. 'fho alJolltIon of the canteen
would simply Increase the IH1tronago
of these resol'ts. Instead of reducIng
temperance , such a policy would pro ,
mete it and wonld malw drunlmrds
'out of many now leadIng respectable
IIvos.-Wl1shlngton Post.
New Pension Ruling.
"Somo 'ears ago , " said an army of.
ficoI' , "tho War Department held that
a soldIer who was Injured while out
hunting In the far West on n. pass was
disabled In the line of duty and there
fore entitled to a pension. It wn.'J held
that as hunting is encouraged by mm
tal'Y authorIties , the sold.er in doins
what ho was encouraged to do was
not thereby taken out of the IIno oj
"Following the precedent establish ,
ed In that case , the department has
recent1 . held that a soldier whoso leg
wns hl'olcen hy Iwlng run over lJy It
stl'eot car was dlsahled In the line ot
ntr. In this case it apl1ears that the
soldier was alJsent from his post on
a pass for the PUrl10S0 of self.lmprove-
ment ; that Is ho was going tQ attend -
tend It. lecture. It was held by the
nuthoritieH that this case was' . . .
gnus wIlh the other ono referred to ,
In that ench case the JJnsses were
gralJl ell v'lth the Idea that the use
to which they would ho lJUt would bo
a henefit to the soldier , and through
him to the sor\'ice.-'Vashlngton
Sta.r .
. : . .
. .
ron. nOURS .AT .A TIME ,
Blnklnl' Spel" , 1I"\l1"eh'l , nheum"Uu- .
.All CAUIOd bT l'oor IJloOtI..Cur.d bT
Dr. 'V1IU"ml' l'lnk 1'1111.
W1um Mrll. WiUlnms wns aske(1 for
some dotnlls ot the fearful I11nos8 from
" , bloh she bad so long sufferel1 , she spoke
118 follows :
. . Ever sll1co I ba(1
( nervous proltrntlon.
about thirteen yenrs ago , I bnvo 111\11
pero ! lcn1 spells of cOlI\lllote oxhaustlon.
Any exoltcmcnt or uI1u8ual aotlvlty
would throw' me Into a IItato ot lifelos9-
ness. At the boglnl1lng my strength
would oomo bacle III a mOt1ernto time ,
but the period of wenkllesA Itept lengthening -
ening unUl nt Inst I wouhl lie belple. .
as mRny ns three hours at strotoh. "
II YQU 'v ere under mcdlcnl treatment.
ot oourllo ?
II Yes , when I becnmo 80 bnd thnt I
hnd to glvo u1 my housework , in Mnyof
1003 , I wns being treated for kidney
trouble , nnd later the dootor thought 1111'
diffioulties oamo froUl ohango ot llfo. I
was not ol1ly weak , but I hnll dizzy
fceUnga. pnlpltntlon of the heart , misery
after entlng , hot l\6hea , lIel'VOll/J / bend-
nohos , rheuUlntlo pains ill the back and
hIp ! ! . The doctor did mo 80 little good
thl\t I gnvo up his treatment , 1\1111 really
fOl\rol thnt my cuso was incurnblo. "
" Whl\t 61\vod jOll. , fl'OIU J'nur state ot
hopolossncss ? "
"In July of 1003 I bad 1\ very bad
pe11 , nll(1 my 1l\1IJbnnd cluno in ono dBY
with lIttle book which toM of remade-
I\blo oures effected by rOUlody for the
blool1uII(1 the 1I0\\'es , Dr. Wllllamt' ! Pink
Pilla , lIe boltht ! box for 1110 , nnd
thl\t , vas the beginning of my return to
hel\1th. My appetite grow leell , my food
no longer dlstrossod mo , my nerves \Vere
quletod. and my strength bogau to ro-
. .
"lImv long dill you taIce thIs remcdy7"
"For two month : ! only. At the cnd
of that time I III\(1 regltlncd my health
1\1111 oheerfulness , 1\1111 my frlollds MY
that I 1\111 looltlug beUcr than I huvo ,
done for the paRt fifteen J-ears. "
Mrs. Lizzio WlllltunlJ if ! 1I0W living n'
No. 410 Cedar streot. Quinoy , Illinoill.
The pills which she prnises so highly.
onro 1\11 ( lIse1\808 that COl1l0 from im-
povcrlHhod blood. If your 8ystOl1l is nIl
run down , \VilIII\I1IR' Pink Pills nre
the very best reUledy to tuke , Auy druS.
gist cuu SUPIJly tholU ,
The famous diamond , "Star of
South Africa , " helongod orlllnally tea
a witch doctor. A tnrmOi nnmed
Nleuwlterk truded a wugon and t1over.
al oxen for It , and sold It for $66,000.
Itching and Painful Sores Covered
Head and Body-Cured In Week
By Cutlcura.
- .
"For fifteen years my Bcalp nnd
fore head was ono mass of scabs , nnt !
my body was covered with BOres.
'Vords cannot express Itow I Buffered
from the Itchln ! ; and 11I\1n. I had given -
en up hope when n friend told mo to
get CutIcura. After bathing with
CuticUrl\ Soap and applying Curtl-
cura Ointment for three days , my
head was DS clear as over , and to my
surprlso and joy , ono caIto of soap and
ono box of ointment made a com111ete
I cure In 011.0 . weel , . ( signed ) lJ. B.
Franltlln , 717 WashIngton St. . AlIe-
ghony , Pa. "
The great thing which counts In
this world IS' not talent , but falthful-
ness.-John Clifford. _
Dcnfncss Cnnnot Be Cured
by local appllcallonl , al tbey cannot reach tbe 41. .
e.led portion or Ihe ear , 'Cherell only one WlY 10
cure deMllc" , ant ! that II by cfJlI.tllullunal rnmedlea.
Deafnr. . Ia cauled lIyan Innamell condlllon ot the
mucoul ! lnlnl ( of the Iu.taehlan Tullo. When thll
tube /I Innamed 1uu hae a rllmllllnl ( Bound or Imperfect -
perfect hearln\ \ { , and whl'nlt II entirelY clooed , Delr-
lIeHI 18 the relult , and IIlIle. . tile III ammatlon can b.
tallcn out Rod tbll tube reetored to Itl normal condItion -
tion , bearing will be ( Iellro'ed forever ; nine calel
out of ten arc cluBed lIy I 'atan'b , wblch II nOlhla.
but In Inllimed con < ! lllon ot the mucoul lurfacca ,
We "lIIl1lvo One lIullllred 1I0llara tor lay eRI. 01
Dufnen ( cauled h1 catarrh ) that cannot be curl'
brlll1l'l OIt.arrl1 Cure. Send fur clrcullr1 tree.
F. J. OIlENJty ' " CO. , ' 1"011110 , 0.
801d b1 DrujfKlltl , 7 c ,
Take 11111'1 'alnlr 1'11I1 tor conlUplUon.
The pure In heart 11.1'0 slow to credit
calumnies , but they sometimes like to
henr about th'om.
VhY It Is the Best
18 becausc mudo by un entirely different -
ent proceS9. Def1unC'C Stnrch Is unllka
any other , better and one-third more
tor 10 cen ts.
A liberal education Is considered
the best dowry , but . ! : 10,000 a year
I is still rather lilted.
Plso'a Cure Is the bcst medicine we ever used
tor all atrectlon ot tile throat R lllungs-WJoL
I O. ErlDSLKT , Vanburen , Intl. , Feb. 10,1000.
Say little. loo1 { wlso and all your
neighbors w1l1 flock to you for ad-
Defiance Starch
houtd be In every household : none 80
good , be ldes " ounces more tor 10 cent8
than any other brand ot cold wa.ter'
$ .OO Cream
. . t.JJ Separator
, POR S25-,00 we..11 thl ul. .
b.led OutfnfECREAM SEPARAo
: JJ TOReapaclt1.XOO poundlper bOI1
, sro jlOlind. cap.dl1 per hour fa
- S 9.00 : WOpoundlc.paclt1P
110llr lor Sl4.00. Ouaranlll
tha equal . , a.epa.lo'l thl
retII..rwher. .t Ir. . . . S1'II.O
ta $115,00.
ralor .n our 30 dll' frla trlt :
plarl. wltb tile blndJnlfundentanlSo
Inlf and &l1rrcmrnt If 1011 do Dot
\lnd h1 cow".bon. telt anl1 u
that It . .II ! Iklm clNcr , .klq
colder mille. Iklm , 1'1"
elilltr .
1Illllerand .klm one-h. Imo , .
ndlle th.n an1 other Cr _
lIeplU'lllor lIIade , , "U can r. .
turn thl Separator t. u. o'IU'
e.pen. . .nd WI wllllmm. . . . .
alii , relurn .n mone , 'e
ma , have pal ! fer fral , _
charu or oth.rwl. . , Cu
UlI > > . . \ out at onte and 11I&11"
( I' , &n111011 wilt raoelve h7 no
turn m 1l. rrce J'Olt ldLO
LATEST spe ; IAL Cft"M
. 'AJlATO" CATALOOU YOllwlll..tour bllroUeru.
ur froae trial ropoelUon..4 J' . " 111..1. . . . . , uI. . .
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