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THE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1912.
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE
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Subscribers lavn tUr ,
temporarily shonl bv The
Bee mailed them. Address
will be changed as often rt
ejeeated. . . j ,
At any rate, no one get posted in
the Ananias club for nonpayment of
dues.
Now, if Jack Frost will only be
considerate enough not to rush the
season.
It seems to be a question whether
it is more dangerous to ride in a
motorcycle or. to watch the race from
the side line.
It's a safe wager that no other
city has a chief of police who can
wear a circus star and a police star
with the same grace at the same
time.
Once upon a time "Maine went
hell-bent" .for Governor Kent, , but
that was a long time ago. Maine
went republican the last time it
voted" : ' v :-:-t: V'r,
The Serylan cabinet has resigned
because of ill health, of the prime
minister. What a graphic example
of all sneezing when one takes
snuff. V. ' !- .
The health cc rami. toner .may be
able to maintain his claim against the
city for those registration fees, but
the city can easily even up, if it
wants to, by taking , it out of his
salary. ,.
Even though as a political beast
the horse U not in it with the ele
phant, the donkey and : the ' bull
moose, he has suddenly acquired the
solicitude of all politicians who want
the farmer vote.
When a surgeon or doctor loses
his life In the line of duty, he is a
"soldier of science." When' an iron
worker dashes to death off a sky
scraper, he is simply a victim of
;modern industry.
It is intimated that the, Mexican
situation may force the calling of an
extra session of. congress next
moth. Congressmen whose political
: fences are out of repair, will take no-J-tlce
and speed up. .
Never mind dwelling on the nar
row margin oywnica tne democrats
lost in Maine. It Is Just as big a
margin as the one' over which the
democrats gloried when they won in
Maine two years ago.
After the prison reformers finish
. with that Michigan penitentiary
mess, they might come over andes-
; tablish our Nebraska state prison on
; a basis of safety, good discipline
and efficient management for us.
It is said a base masquerader en
deavored to deliver an oration in the
guise of Governor Aldrich at the Ak-
Sar-Ben den, but the counterfeit
failed to put it across. Our governor
is alone and Inimitable the only
and bnllest one of the kind.
v ' ' "
A convention of veterinarians has
been called to meet in the state cap
' Hal to devise way and means of
combating the meningitis epidemic
among horses In Kansas and Ne
braska. This looks more like busi
ness. ' ; .. . . . '
Maine Goes Republican.
Maine is back in the republican
column. This is the tidings of the
September election in Maine one of
the few remaining advance straws
for the November finalswhich in
ordinary presidential years would
assure the electoral vote of Maine
for the republican national ticket.
In this state election the contest
was directly between democrats and
republicans without the intrusion of
a third-term party ticket. The demo
crats insisted vociferously that they
would not only hold their own, but
would re-elect their democratic gov
ernor by a larger majority than be
fore, when he had almost 8,000. In
stead, however, the political pendu
lum has swung back to elect a re
publican governor by nearly 4,000.
Not being willing longer, to entrust
their, state government to the demo
crats there Is no reason to believe
the voters of Maine will in Novem
ber want to help hand tbe( federal
government over to them, for no in
terpretation of the returns puts it in
the cards for Roosevelt to pull it
out. .
The outcome in Maine is reassur
ing evidence that the country is not
now as well disposed toward the
democratic party, as a , party as it
was two years ago when it conferred
power upon a democratic house ma
jority to see whether democratic
promises could be relied on. In this
it, contradicts the small democratic
gain in Vermont. The democratic
record' in congress plainly does not
inspire confidence, nor invite re
newal and expansion of Its lease of
power. .
SEPT. 11.
Otir Citizens of Bohemian Ancestry.
Bohemian citizens here attending
their fraternal i society convention
have, a right to feel at home In
Omaha because our Bohemian-American
community has from the start
been a v!! factor in the upbuilding
of this city.
The Bohemian colony here dates
back to pioneer days, and the Bo
hemians have always been counted
among our substantial citizens, law-
abiding,' industrious and thrifty.
While they have declined to divest
themselves of their own nationality,
and have kept up language, tradi
tions and customs brought over from
their native land, they have adapted
themselves to our American institu
tions,' and caught the spirit of our
western push and enterprise.
Our citizens of Bohemian birth or
anceBtry are sure, moreover, to have
as large part in the future of Omaha
and Nebraska as they have in the
past.
Germans and-the Cost of Living.
The orderly German mind is now
concerned with the high cos"t of 'liv
ing, which seems to be as pro
nounced in , Germany as elsewhere.
Problems of municipal management,
of social and political economy, the
abstruse metaphysical questions
that have hitherto occupied the Teu
tonic thinkers, are temporarily laid
aside, while thought is concentrated
on how to make one end meat, while
the other may be bread or some
other comestible.
Many and diverse are the method.!
suggested, and devious are some of
the ways pursued. , Onetof the popu
lar plans has to do with life along
the Swiss border, where the fortu
nate inhabitants 'can slip across into
the little republic and buy beef at 18
cents which sells for 32 cents in the
Fatherland. Protests have been sent
up by the many masa meetings, but
the price of meat was sent up' first,
and shows no sign of coming down.
Another phase of the situation is
reflected in the report that caviar
has gone up 25 per cent, owing to
the heavy purchases made by dealers
for the American market. This is a
two-edged sword. Germany prohib
ited the Importation of American
meats and now we are seizing their
caviar. All of which shows that the
scientific life the Germans have led
of late years has not avoided entirely
the difficulties of existence. If mis
ery really loves company, the Ameri
can householder may get consolation
from the predicament of his German
neighbor. . :
TMrtv Ymm Act,
ima is opening aav lor tne state itur.
which started auspiciously. Worthy of
note is the fact that Captain Marin has
a line of four-mule wairons running from
the terminus of the Green line to a land
ing inside the grounds. The fare from
the depot to the grounds is 10 cents, and
into the grounds an additional S cents.
Clem Chase. Dan Wheeler. 1r.. and Jun
Bower are assisting In the secretary's
office at the fair grounds.
A state convention of antl-prohlbltlon-
Ists. held at Boyd's opera house, adopted
scorching resolutions against prohibitory
legislation, '
The. republican Judicial convention at
Blair renominated N. . J. Burnham for
district attorney ' and recommended
James Neville to succeed Judge Savage
on the district bench.
Ten special policemen were sworn in
to do duty during fair week, making the
largest police force the city of Omaha
ever had, twenty-eight men in all.
Miss Edith Smyth, the little daughter
of Colonel B. F. Bmythe, entertained her
friends at a delightful birthday party.
linn Cism-sre B. Idling. United State
commissioner of agriculture, paid a visit
to the smelting work a
mi Marv'B. Clay of Richmond ana
imi.s Laura Clay of Lexington, dauglw-
ters of Casslus M. Clay, are here as dele
gates to the Woman's suffrage conven
tion, and Mrs. Lucy Stone and Dr. H.
B. Blackwell are among the represen
tatives from Massachusetts to tne con
vention. 4
Twenty Tear Abo
tv, u-iiv aDDeared at the Boyd
theater with a new company and a new
play. "McFee of Dublin.' Kelly made a
bigger hit than his play did.
Rev. T. J. Mackay spoke of the works
and life of the late John Qreenleaf Whit
... 4it eainta EntscoDsJ church In the
evening, taking for his text. "Whatso
ever Thy Hands Find to do, uo n nii
Thy Might" i ' .
x. .. nark waji filled on the second
day of the Schutsenvereln tournament
Those whose coats were aecoraieu ....
medals of victory were: G. Stoltenburg,
v.rii Mans Peterson, F. A.
Fuller, W, T. Stoecker, C. J. Langdon, r.
R. Hart, J. W. Petty, nenry nuwi,
Charles Ooettsch, Ed Paulson.
"Parson" S. A. Haines, a well known
commercial traveler, made the Sunday
afternoon address at he Toung Men's
Christian association, speaking on tem
perance. ; , . '
Ten Years Ago
George C. Reynolds, while performing
his duties as watchman at the Union Pa
cific shops, fell unconscious and was
taken to St Joseph's hospital, where he
died a little while after of heart disease.
Mr. Reynold had moved to Omaha from
Sarpy county and lived lx months with
his son, John D. Reynolds of the ponce
nrr 2Mfi flouth Twentieth Street. A
daughter and another son, Robert O. Rey
nolds, survice the father, who was w
year old. ,
St John' lodge No. 25. Free and Ac
cepted Maaon. gave a farewell at
Masonic temple to Judge W. W. Keysor,
on the ev of hi departure for St Louis
to take a chair in a law school tnere.
The marriage of William Bradford
Ross and Mis Nellie Davis Taylo was
solemnised at 8 p. m. by the Rev.
Thomaa V. Moor, D. D., of Westmin
ster Presbyterian church at the home of
the bride1 parent. Mr, and Mr. J. w.
Tayloe. 2917 Mason street, in the presence
of some 104 relatives and friend. George
Taylo. brother of the bride, acted a
trroomsman and little Lois Howell as
flower girl and Mi Florence Randall
a maid of honor. . ,
John Welch left for a vlit in the Black
Hills. ' .
Miss Emma Meyer returned from a
three week' visit In the Yellowstone.
Considering the recovery of three
out of four districts in Maine by
the election of republican congress
men, It is fully within the realm of
probability that the democratic ma
jority in the bouse will be a minority
when the net membership roll is
made up. K
Thirty million dollars worth of
American automobiles were sold
abroad last year truly a colossal
f!gura but still considerably under
the value of the automobiles that
have been sold in the one state of
Nebraska. Assurance of the home
market is what enables American
automobile manufacturers to reach
ut abroad.
; Up In" North Dakota the new
progressive party has discovered
that the candidate It nominated for
governor is ineligible, not having
lived in the state the requisite length
of time to qualify under the consti
tution. Still, why should the consti
tution stand in the way? Is not
every progressive willing to admit
that he goes fast enough to crowd
five years into three? V
' When the Mabray '"fairy tales
were running in the newspapers as
serials, who ' would have believed
that any one could again be swin
dled by the same fake race game,
and almost at the same place, before
the echoes have died away? Really
and truly, a sucker is born every
minute. V" . ;.::..';;
THE MORAL ISSUE
' By Hon. Albert J. Cornish
Jndge of tli District Conrt, Xiiaoola, JTeb.
I3T THREE PASTS PART II.
People Talked About
South Omaha school teachers have
had their 'salaries rarsed. v The
teachers' salaries cannot be boosted
in Omaha without carrying South
Omaha upwards ' with them.
Another wild buffalo herd . has
been found in the Hudson Bay coun
try. s This ought to attract the at
tention of a certain fauna! natural
ist, should he be looking for occupa
tion after November.
In a gentle, Insinuating way September
la making amend for that June frost
The only question lingering In Wash
ington and showing sign of Ufa la
What 1 beer?" Even In that Interest
1 going down.
The democratic candidate for governor
of Ohio owns two newspapers, the repub
lican candidate one, and the bull moose
aspirant a mouth organ. Which will
Less than half the number of vote
ckst In Ohio In the last presidential elec
tion were put In the ballot boxes for or
against the constitutional amendments
submitted to the people last week.
The hay fever brigade of St. Louis
spurn South Omaha ; packing house
specific and stick to the local favorite,
"Six week In a brewery,"- Loyalty to
local Industrie I the strong suit of St.
Louis' snecsers. '
Owing to the high cost of living Robert
M. 8. Putnam, a New Tork lawyer, man
aged to get Into his creditors to the tune
of sil.043 before filing a petition in bank,
ruptcy. HI assets consist of his clothe
'and a sad smile. .-: Vr t .' . .
The foreign woman tburlst who Imag
ined, from studying the folders, that she
could do America In two days, now sor
rowfully admit there are mora curves
on the railroad . line than t the map
could accommodate. ;
Georg Ade, the Hoostar farmer, brings
word from across the pond that an In
vasion ot English whisker. 1913 model,
is booked tot New Tork this fall
Patriots, to the watchtower of liberty!
Put none but barbers on guard! ' -
Samuel J. Kiliow of lmbodeit. Ark.,
has - loved, courted and married ten
women. From five of these women the
courts have granted him a divorce. He
has stood by the cotnn of four other
wives. Now he joyfully basks in the
sunshine of hi tenth bride' love and
care.- ; ; ' '
. ....... i, .. , ...,.
Mis Helen Keller, the noted blind
woman, 1 about to move from Wren
tham. Mas., to Schenectady, N. T., where
Mayor Lunn has appointed her a mem
ber of the Board of PubUo Welfare.
Schenectady rival Milwaukee as a mu
nicipal experiment station In socialism.
Miss Keller Is a socialist - ,
James Watklns, a miner, 'who was re
cently lodged In Jail at Searchlight Nev.,
charged with having stolen a -pair of
lace curtains, asked the Jailer to see that
bis pet cats were fed. The jailer laughed
at him, but at nightfall Watklns broke
Jail and tramped forty mile across the
desert to attend to bis pel. '
The Sherman. . n. " 1
The progressive republicans of Ne
braska In convention assembled declared
in one plaik of thfir platform for a
more rigid enforcement of the Sherman
law. Mr. Roosevelt's great popularity
is based upon the belief that he Is, a
rreat "trust buf ter," who did not hesi
tate to take "fall" out of the Standard
Oil eomrany and the beef trust, and can
be relied upon to stop all trust evils.
As a mstter of fact. Mr. Roosevelt is
today the leading advocate of the aban
donment of the competitive system. He
favors an amendment of the Sherman
law that would -legitimatize the so-called
trusts, and create a commission, ap
pointed by the president similar to the
railway commission, with power to regu
late them, even to the point of fixlnsr
the price which they shall charge for
their products. He followed substan
tially . the recommendation made by
Judge Gary,, president of the unitea
States Steel company. He has criticised
President Taft for ordering the prosecu
tion of the pnited States Steel com
pany and the United State Harvester
comnany under the Sherman law, and
ha prpnounced those companle ex-
smple of the "good, trusts," wnicn
should be encouraged and protected. He
has made Mr. Perkins, of these companies,
and formerly of J. P. Morgan & co-
chairman of his executive committee. It
is stated tflat, when president, at the re
quest of Mr. Perkln he ordered his at
torney general not to institute the pro
ceeding' against the Harvester company
which the latter had recommended. He
eppeared before the Stanley commission
and Justified his action in granting to
the Upited State Steel company Im
munity (aa far a tne president ni
power so to do) by reason of Its ac
quisition of the Tennessee Coal and Iron
company. How many progressive re
publican in Nebraska know that their
trust "busting" candidate ' is leading
them Into an endorsement of the United
State Steel company a a sample of
a "Bood trust" tf they do not know it
ar. they not being deceived? If they
do know it, are they not being hypno
tized by a glittering glory to do directly
contrary to their intentions? If the
United State Steel company Is a "good
trust," where Is there a bad one? The
comDanles consolidated Into the United
States Steel company constituted nearly
all of th concern thou engaged in that
business, so that it created a ubstantiaJ
monopoif f produetion. It paid exces
sive prices for th independent com
panies it purchased, and capitalized the
"nutrnrviiv" vnlu of the consolidated
companies, at more than twice the price
paid for them and soia tne stoca so
watered to an innocent public. Through
interlocking directorates and other means
It control many of the railroads ana
large steel consuming companle of the
country, thus obtaining a substantial
monopoly of the market ' ;
A Good Trnst.
Desiring to make the profit from this
monopolistic control of production and
distribution permanent, in addition to It
original large holdings ot Iron ore prop
erties, It acquired the valuable properties
of the Tennessee Coal and Iron company
through the consent of Mr. Roosevelt a
president and leased the Hill ore lands
at a price, so high-that It could be ac.
counted for only on the hypothesis that
It was seeking to obtain a monopoly of
raw material by means of the ownership
of that portion ot the earth whloh sup
plied the raw material. It is protected
from foreign competition by a protective
tariff and sells it products In foreign
oountrie In competition with foreign pro!
ducer at price below those charged to
the people of the United States. This
is the company which Mr. Taft4 ordered
prosecuted under th Sherman law. This
I the company which Mr. Roosevelt con
siders a "good trust" and deserving of
protection. This 1 a sample of what the
progressiva republicans of Nebraska are
thrusting upon1 us by the support of
Roosevelt, their state platform to the
contrary notwithstanding. . 5
Mr. Roosevelt continues to berate Rock
efeller, a remnant of the past generation,
and make no mention of J. Plerpont
Morgan with the Interlocking directorates
of railroad companies, Insurance com
panies, trust companies and other large
aggregations of capital, In promoting
which Mr. Perkins, the financial backer
of , Roosevelt, ha been a conspicuous
factor. ' -
Antl-Trset Poller Analysed.
Mr. Roosevelt's proposed remedy for tha
trust evil 1 to create a commission simi
lar to the railway commission, which shall
have power to regulate th so-called
"trust." The commission would have
power to prevent over-cap) talliatloni se
cure publicity to the affairs of the com
pany, prevent the sale of products In
districts where there was competition at
a1 lower. price than in districts where
there wa no competition and have gen
eral espionage over the affairs ot large
corporations. The result which he prom
ise to bring about I the preservation of
the economies incident to the manufac
ture and distribution of products by com
panies manufacturing on a large scale
with great capital without the evil in
cident to monopoly, i It should be noted
that every scheme. for monopoly regula
tion that has ever been proposed, either
in th present or past has promised the
same thing. Bach scheme must be ex
amined on It merits without reference
to It promises. Assuming that the pres
ident and his commission is Infinitely wise
and infinitely good, the scheme might
work. " The assumption beg the ques
tion. That 1 the fundamental defect ot
all socialistic ' arguments. There has
never been a governing body on earth
that wa infinitely wise and ; Infinitely
good. Great power without these dtvin
attribute has always proved to be In
jurious to the masses and dangerous to
free government.
. The monopolies granted by European
kings were ' always Intended to secure
the economies ot large production and
distribution. They were always subject
to restrictions by the crown, '- which, if
exercised wisely and justly, would have
prevented . evil results. ' The privilege
so granted were without exception ab
surd. On ot the greatest reforms in
British law was the act forbidding the
granting of monopolies by the crown, '
. Our own common . law made monopo
lies illegal before the passage of the
Sherman law. We . have no reason to
hope that legalised monopoly under the
surveillance ' of ' the president and : his
commission .would worK'any, better to
ssy than In the past 'la th long run.
who 'would be Influential In naming th
commissioners . appointed by the presi
dent the peopiu or the Industrie af
fected? Could a presidential campaign
be fought out on 'the question of who
would be appointed a commissioner? Do
we know even who would be appointed jv
cabinet minister? It is not reasonable
to expect that the industries affected
with their, large political power (oft
times, holding the balance of power .in
political contests) will be more influ
ential than the general public? Would
the farmer of Nebraska be as Influ
ential a Mr. Perkins? The commission
when appointed should . not act arbi
trarily, but along well known lines of
public policy based upon evidence. , It
should not have power to say to one
company, "You are good," and to an
other, "Vou are bad," without some rule
by which anyone can determine what Is
good or bad. Mr. Roosevelt present no
rule except his own caprice. Who aro
the men who can qualify as experts to
upply the commissioner with competent
evidence as a basis for the'.r action?
The consumers? Men engaged in "gen
eral business" or men Who have been
trained and educated in the work? Who
will' train and educate men in the work?
The people who have no pecuniary profit
excepting a they happen to be. con
sumers? Or those who are being regu
lated and the profits of whose business
1 at stake? The quertlon suggests their
own Impressive answers.
Legalising Monopolies.
Mr. Roosevelt would through nl com
mission orevent the Trust' charging too
hih nrices or cutting prices - in a lim
ited territory to destroy competition.
Doe not the power to limit profits carry
with it tha obligation to insure an aoe-
nut. crofit? Can he confiscate prop
erty? What shall be the basi of deter
mining an adeauate profit? Will it b
a. per cent profit on the physical valua
tion of assets, or should good win ana
est&hiisiMid business be taken Into con
sideration? Wrill the cost of doing busi
ness in the concern least efficiently man
aged be the Important element in fixing
the maximum price of products, or will
the iiLKt efficiently managed business
enterprises be compelled to fail? Could
you punish a larger concern for lower
ing prices to meet competition in a given
locftlitv without lfn making it illegal
for the smaller concern to reduce prices?
Would you not build up a combination
of all engaged in a given Industry, basea
iinnn selfish interest to have the com
mission fix the maximum price a high
as possible?
t it not manifest that the scheme pro
posed by Judge Gary and adopted by
Mr. Roosevelt would legalise all of th
nresent monopolies that are being prose
cuted under th Sherman law, and protect
them from future competition by the
restriction ostensibly in the interest of
the public but, which, manipulated by
a frindiv commission or a friendly pres
ident,, would be an impassable bulwark
against any new competitor?
wnuM anv existing corporation that
has already capitalised monopoly value
nhient tn a law limiting it future profit
to Its divided requirements and fixing the
prlo. which Its possible competitors as;
well as itself oould charge for it pro
ducts? ' !
Th most that can be aid of Mr. ,
Rooevelf scheme is that It i another
Uiunuri cnmnromlee. a Mason & Dixon s
line, legalizing the trust controlled by
his friends today, and promising to, make
ntnrA difficult the extension of th sys
tem. No evil was ever eradicated or
checked in this manner. ,
What 1 th Remedy!
What the ultimate remedy for mono
polies will be is still a matter for dis
cussion. There are economies in large
production and distribution. The profit
from these economies should be divided
with the people by mean of lower prices
for the products. ' If this were done,
they would be beneficial to society. This
they must do under the operation of the
natural laws of trade unless they can
obtain a special privilege of some kind
that render competit'on Impossible. This
special privilege may he created by law,
which would be the result in my opinion
of tha measures proposed by Mr. Roose
velt, or it may be created by the owner
hin of natents and other law created
privilege, or by obtaining a monopoly
of th earth. This last appear to have
been the scheme of the United States
Steel company to perpetuate th mono
polistic control of production and d'
trlbutlon, which It enjoyed. The ac
nulsitlon of the Tennessee Coal and Iron
company and Hill ore lands tended to
create a monopoly of the iron ore bed
of the United States. Mr. Schwab testi
fied that another large steel company
could not be organised In the United
State for want of svallabl ore lands.
In my op'nion, the remedy for most If
not all trust evil is to prevent special
privilege being acquired by any com
pany either by mean of a monopoly of
raw material through the unrestricted
ownership of that portion of the earth
that produced the raW' material or by
means ot rebates, concessions or special
privileges granted to it by railroads or
other earth owning monopolies. A mono
poly founded upon privileges, a all mono
polies are. once recognised a lawful, will
laugh at the attempted restraint on tht
abuse of it power. . ,
The common law Inhibition of mono
poly were the growth of experience and
founded In wisdom. The Sherman law
adopt them and . gives- federal courts
Jurisdiction. Until an adequate remedy I
found, no backward tep should be taken,
Mr. Roosevelt's remedy goes back 200
years, legitlmatises monopoly and eeks
to restrain the abuse of It powera ,
The bearing of this argument on the
moral Issue is that Mr. Roosevelt tho
trust "buster," as he Is thought to be,
Is fundamentally different from Mr
Roosevelt the trust legaUxer," that h
really is.. H Is using his popularity to
lead hi followers directly opposite from
IheiT expectations. 1
BITS OF MIRTH.
"Of course, you believe , in preserving
the woods?"
"Nope," replied Farmer Corntosset;
"they're puttin' enough things into pre
serves without introducln' bark an'
sawdust." Washington Star.
"w doesn't care what people think."
"Nor
"So, he eats corn on the cob In his
own way no matter how many are in
the dinning-room." Detroit Free Press.
"Did Madge have a successful season
at the seashore?"
"Did she? Well. I guess. During her
stay nine men proposed to her." , -
"Pshaw! That means npthlna."";
"Not ordinarily. You see, you ' don't
know Madge as well as I do. The best
proposal of the lot she brought back
in her dictaphone." Louisville Courier
Journal. -
"Carrots! Fine!" bawled -the huckster.
"How many carats fine?" queried the
ieedy looking chap Bitting on the curbstone-
- .. ..
"Twenty-four to the two dozen, yon
dead beet," promptly answered the huck
ster, an enterprising sophomore who was
ngaged in demonstrating that there is
more than one way to earn your college
tuition. Chicago Tribune. t . ; I
"I am glad." said the struggling author;
"that our friend Dustin Stax ha been
made to suffer as I have done."
"In what way?"
"He wrot a neat little check and the
campaign treasurer told him that his con
tribution, though possessing merit. -was
declined with thanks." Washington
Star. .
TEE SEAL JEIEUD.
Detroit Free Pres.
If e'er I find a people' friend.
Who does not brag about himself!
And doesn't seek come selfish end; '
Is not acquiring wads of pelf,
But strives in honor day by day
And always doe the best he can '
To smooth the rough and rugged way,
O'er which must pass his fellow-man,
I'll cling to him with all my might,
And sing his praise s I go.. s
His speech will not be stale and trtte,
And in his eyes a light will glow.
1
He will not spend his days in ease.
While busy men are at their work,
Mouthing the phrases thought to pleas
To hide the fact that he a hirk.
Nor will W bsnk account grow fat .
The while he fights the people's cause;
He will not seek the glory that
- Depends alone on men's applause,
But If he loves his fellow-men.
And tolls for them, he will not care
That he must labor often when!
There's neither cheers nor spotlight'!
, glare.
Too many pose a public friend" ; '
Who merely work their tlrele jaw,
And use, to cover selfish ends, , . . ,
The mantle of the people's cause.
Too many drop all useless work
To thrive upon this empty plea, ;
That all the burdens now that irk
Some day they'll take from you and me.;
A people' friend is one who strives ..
, Without a thought of gain or fame, V
Than what they were before he came.
To happier, better make our live
Practically l'nnlniot.
'", , Indianapolis News..;,
Said a woman t th Keokuk Roosevelt
meeting; "Why, he' mor homely than
his caricatures!" And aid the third
termer at the same meeting! "After see
ing myself caricatured. I wonder how
anybody can vote for me " With both of
these sentiment a large and increasing
number of people heartily, agre.
'.'Tho Knocker tn Action.
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
One may be pardoned for reserving his
wn opinion regarding the delicacy, not
lo say propriety, of tha chief moose's act
jf attacking the governor of Minnesota
it a complimentary banquet where the
wo sat as guests. Th governor's of
ense, ot eourse, wa his refusal to. be
come a moos
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