Harrison press-journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1899-1905, June 04, 1903, Image 5

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Little drops of water.
Little graina of sanfl,
Make the mighty ocean
And the pleasant land.
So the little momenta.
Humble though they be.
Make the mighty age
Of eternity.
Mrs. Julia A. Fletcher Carney, author of tne famous poem, "Little
Things," recently celebrated her eightieth birthday at her home In Galesburg.
111. She wrote Die poem In IMS, when she wag a school teacher In Boston,
and her object In writing; It was to help her pupila understand the value
of little things. A few years later the poem had been translated Into many
languages, and generations have recited and sung It In all the civilized
countries of the world. Mrs. Carney's husband, who was a Universalis!
minister, died at Galesburg In 1871.
Labor Candidate Who Wan Notable
Victory In Loadeau
Political preferment awaits the man
of ability In England as well as In
this country. This Is shown by the
recent election In
the Woolwich dlvl-
Jf where Wllllaru
R Crooks, labor can
didate for Parlia
ment, defeated his
opponent, Geoffrey
Drage. Unionist,
by a majority of
over 3.000 although
the constituency
has for many years
Ix-on regarded wife
ly Unionist by a majority of nearly
3.000. The election of Mr. Crooks Is
a victory for the labor vote, which
has caused the London Times to say:
"The election means that the siecter
that has hypnotized tlx continental
governments has shown Itself at last
among ourselves."
Crooks was born In 18T.2 and spent
a portion of the early years of bis
life in the poorhouse at Poplar. After
leaving this Institution b worked at
odd Jobs until he was 14, when he
was apprenticed to ft cooper. As late
as JS7S he tramped from London to
Llvei-p""! 1,1 earch of work. He was
then In the greatest poverty, but be
fore that had he engaged sctlvely In
trade agitations. He worked hard for
the dockers In the groat London dock
strike and became chairman of the
Poplar Board of Oardlans and other
local bodies. Subsequently be was
elected mayor of Poplar-the first labor
mayor ever elected In England. He
then became a member of the London
County Council and ha since been
supported by his fellow workmen.
' Mr. Crooks Is a man of the John
Burns type. He Is a ready speaker,
a ttk!lled politician and a well-posted
social economist. He neither drinks
nor smokes, but devotes all bis time
to his duties and' to self Improvement.
His selection has greatly strengthened
the labor party In England. Impress
lug npon It the value and necessity
of solidarity. During the South Afri
can war Mr. Crooks was an advocate
of the Boer side and strongly denounc
ed the action of the British govern
la Point of Architecture It Is in a
Cinoe by Itself.
One moonlight night In June, 1902,
while strolling through the grounds
with Chart F. MeKIm, one of the
member of. the Park Commission, we
aeatedoamivesion one of those mounds
which tradition ascribes to John Qulu
ey Adams's taste In landscape architec
ture. That afternoon crowds of peopl"
arrayed In Joyous costumes befitting the
seml-troplcs had come from the hot city
to rest uoder the trees and listen to the
Saturday concert of the Marin Hand.
The musicians, clad In white duck,
were located In little depression, so
that the sound of the music rolled up
fhe slope to the attentive audience. '
. A year before w had observed the
same effect at Versailles; and both the
alrollarltlea and the difference of the
two picture wen being discussed as
w sat In the quiet night, behind tn
So our little erron
Lend the aoul away
From the path of virtue.
Far la ain to stay.
Little deeds of kindne,
Little worda of love,
Help to make earth bappy
Like the heaven above.
locked gates, where not a sound from
the city streets broke the grateful noise,
of water splashing In the fountains.
On the high portico the President sat
amid a group of dinner guests, and the
lights of their cigars were "echoed'
by the drowsy fireflies flitting about th
grounds, only the brilliantly lighted
windows of the secretary's office even
suggesting the workaday world. The
moonlight, shining full on the White
House, revealed the harmonious lines
of Its graceful abape.
"Tell roe." I asked the architect,
"among the great houses that have
been built during recent years In the
general style of the White Hons
many of them larger and much more
costly Is there any that. In point ol
architecture, surpasses It?"
"No; there Is not one In the same
class with It," he replied deliberately
a Judgment confirmed later under the
noonday sun. Century.
Zentful Frankness.
Unexpected frankness now and theo
gives a special zest to the humor of
a situation In Congress. When "Gabe1
Bouck was the representative from the
Oshkosh district of Wisconsin, a pen
sion bill came before the House, tc
his great vexation of spirit; for, while
his personal convictions were directly
Opposed to it, his political Interesli
were strong enough to whip hitn Intc
line. Ou the day the bill came up foi
final disposal a fellow-member met
lioui'k In the space behind the lam
row of seats, walking buck and fortt
and gesticulating excitedly, bringing
his clenched right first down Into tlx
hollow of his left hand, to the accom
panlment of expletives which would
hardly look well In print
"What's the trouble, Gabe?" Inquire;
bis friend. "Why all this excitement?
"Trouble?" snorted the Irate law
maker. "Trouble enough! That pen
slou bill Is up, and all the cowardlj
ulucouiKops In the House are goltij
to vote for It It's sure to pass sun
to pass."
"But why don't you get the floor and
speak against It try to stop It" sng
gested the other.
"Try to stop It?" echoed Bouck. "Trj
to stop It? Why, I'm one of tin
cowardly nincompoops myself!" Cen
Hon a Hnske Moves.
Now any one who has looked at th
skeleton of a snake and It Is reallj
a very beautiful object will have beer
struck by the great number of ribs
which may be as many as ten hundred
and fifty palm. In these lies the secret
of the ability of the serpent to do somt
of these wonderful things. The lowei
end of each rib Is connected with on
of the broad scales that run aloni
the under side of a snake, and whet
a rib is twisted slowly backward, II
pushes on the scale, the edge of the
scnie catches on the ground or what
ever object his snukeshlp may lie rest
Ing on, and the body of the snake li
pushed Just a little bit forward. Ol
course, each rib moves the body bul
a mete trifle; but where the ribs are
so many, and they are moved one aftei
another, the result Is that the snskt
moves slowly but steadily ahead. St
It la difficult to And a man wU(
reaches bl grave without becoming i
Danger sign to those around him.
htladelpbiiis Tribute to McKlnley
Will He Unlcjee.
Of the numerous monuments which
ire to be erected to the memory of
'resident Mcuinley. few. If any, will
e more worthy of admiration than
he ojie which is to Rtaud In beautiful
Tairmount Park, In Philadelphia.
)thers will be more ornate, more cost
y, but none, perhaps, will be grander
n Its simplicity, or inspire in the be
lolder deeper feelings of patriotism
ind civic virtue, or more genuine
everence for the man , whose deeds
t commemorates. The monument
lioae w!U cost f -.!,M)r-!h&-lH'auUi'y-ng
work on the grounds will bring
lie cost much higher.
Mr. Lopez's model represents a gran
te obelUk OS feet In height, staud
ng upon a pedestal of like material,
with granite or marble steps on either
tide, the site being gently sloplug
round In front of the Memorial bulki
ng In Falrmount Park. The monu
ment, as planned, will be erected on
the terrace, about 200 feet from the
front entrance to the Memorial build
ing. Beautiful shade trees surround
the plaza there, and there are a num
ber of statues and groups of statuary
at various points. The locality Is ad
mirably adapted to the proper display
of such a monument as Mr. Lopez has
A colossal and life-like representa
tion of Mr. McKlnley, In bronze, will
be the great feature of the monument.
The late President is portrayed at full
length. He has apparently Just arisen
from his chair, aud holds In one hand
a manuscript from which he is about
to read. The statue will be more than
eight feet tall.
Behind the statue, on the front or
the base of the shaft, will 1st figures In
bronze, symbolical of grief and Im
mortality, and above the figures tiie
name "McKlnley."
I'pou either side of the base will
be simple wreaths, one of laurel, hung
beneath an Inscription showing the
year of Mr. MeKlnley's birth, the
other of immortelles, beneath the
chiselled figures giving the year of his
death, (tn the rear of the base will be
a quotation from the address delivered
ut Canton by President Roosevelt, on
the occasion or the lute President's
Feline in I'eaeurl vanle "Points" and
Metrlvea Like IoK.
A cat that dellghtH In the chuse, a cat
that "points" and retrieves, Is the latest
curlowlty to cross the-path of the won
dering KixjrtjiUicn of Chester, Pn.
Michael Kenney, a gardener, on the
old Den la nutate near Clntrter, is the
owner of Tom, und he It was who dis
covered ami developed pussy's tulelit
for the chase. Tom since his kitten
days has been the companion of his
master, following him in his rumbles
over the countryside when permitted to
do so. Kenney Is an enthusiastic hunts
man,, and It happened that Tom, the
cat, was allowed to follow the man
behind the gun on a hunting expedition
early In rlie present wvsun.
Kenney had not been out long until
ho became aware that Tom whs mani
festing a keen Interest In the proceed
ings. Finally when Keiiuey brought
down a pheasant the big spotted cat
leaped from cover and seizing the bird
neully by the neck brought him to his
muster and laid lilni down. No trained
dog ever performed a neuter bit of re
trieving. Kenney proceeded then to develop
Tom's talent, until to-duy, the cat I
an adept In all the arts of the chase
lie point superbly and In followlna
a scent he displays an Instinct equaled
by few dogs.
Kenney rwntly shot a bird that fell
Into a pond. Knowing the natural aver
sion of cats to water, he expected
nothing of Tom on that occasion. But
Tom seems to have abandoned much
of feline sophistry. Into the water he
leaHil and In a trice the bird was at
the feet of the gunner, while a very
wet cat was Industriously engaged la
making his toilet on n sunny log.
Philadelphia huntsmen who have
gone out to see this wonderful cat,
says a Chester correspondent of the
New York World, agree that his scr
vices equal those of any dog. Kenney
has ben offered fancy prices for th
cat, but he declares that the kind of
money that will part him from Tom
lias not yet been coined.
Never get between a dog and hi
hone or between a man and bl hobby.
Sound Minds in Sound Bodies.
GOMMKNTING upon and commending the Intention
of the new Teachers' College to educate its matriculant-
-In -the--rules of -health bo that they may im
part the knowledge to their pupils, the editor of
American Medicine says:
"It Is not merely the rules of hygiene that are needed,
nor the ordinary course In school physiology. Personal
hygiene Is a plied physiology, but a proper understanding
of certain elemental truths of human physiology must be
acquired before they can be applied. Knowledge of the
normal functions of the body and the simple methods of
keeping them In healthy action is the one thing that no
educated person should be excused from possessing; yet
most of our children reach maturity without parental or
scholastic Instruction in the most elemental matters of
It does seem strange with all our educational progress
that we are over the threshold of the twentieth century
before this addition to our school curriculum Is made. Her
bert Spencer in bis "Essay ou Education" put the query,
"What knowledge is of the most worth?" forty years ago,
and his answer shi uld be written in letters of gold on the
walls of every schoolhouae In the laud: "As rigorous health
and accompanying high spirits are larger elements of hap
piness tliun any other things whatsoever, the teaching how
to maintain them Is a teaching that should yield in moment
to no other whatever."
These words are as true to day as when they were ut
tered by the author of "Principles of Psychology." It was
one of the many lllustratious of his wonderful perspicuity,
and deserves the earnest consideration of every educator.
New York Press.
Decay of Military Prestige.
IN HIS chapter on "Militarism and Its Nemesis," the
late M. Bloch contends with eminent truth that the con
ditions of war are such In modern times that "military
life Is much less attractive than it was of old, and In the
course of a few years will be even less attractive." The
military profession does not enjoy the privileges It once
did; It Is losing both Its prestige and Its power in most
civilized lands. The complex requirements of modern
life and the higher arale of living enjoined by modern
society, the larger emphasis placed upon the humanities
tn our day, upon Intellectual attainments and rewards of
Industrial and commercial enterprise ull these things are
turning the thoughts and ambitions of men away from
militarism and Its uncertain and Inadequate compensa
tions. Improvements In war, enginery, the use of smoke
less powder, dynamite guns and other death-dealing agen
cies have Immensely Increased the risks and dangers of
war without any compensating advantages In the shape
of added pay or glory. War has taken upon Itself a char
acter more mechanical than knightly. Battles fought where
mou never come within miles of each other, where there
Is no smoke and no sound of bugles nor roll of drums, are
far less likely to give occasion for those feats of arms and
the valorous deeds of Individual men that Oil so large a
part of the story of war In put age. And stripped of
such accessories and seen In Its true aspect, in all Its hid
eous reality, war must soon lose all the charm with which
legend and romance have invested it. Appearing In proper
aspect as "hell" on earth, and nothing less, it will be
shunned as It ought to he by all civilized and enlightened
men, and only remain at the last as a frightful dream, a
horrid memory in the minds of the race. Leslie's Weekly.
Life in a Rut
ONE of the serious features of life In a rut Is the fact
that Judgment Is Impaired. Allowing the mind al
ways to dwell upon one subject and keeping the at
tention always fixed In one direction destroys the
power to draw correct conclusions and leads to the
adoption of distorted and peculiar Ideas. The sense of pro
portion Is lost "They who always labor can have no true
Judgment," says Burke. Those who get deeply fixed In
a rut almost always become more or less "queer" as they
grow older. This Impairment of the Judgment and one
He Had en Insrenioue I'heuogreph Ar
rangement to Vcare Them Avaj.
"1 had been keeping bachelor's hall
while my wife was away," sadly re
marked the man whose wife had been
In the country. "Of course, It was
generally late when I turned In at
nlgbt, and, as we had been a good deal
worried by sneak thieves In my part
of the city, I was afraid tlicy might
make a raid during my absence. So I
set my wits to work. First I rented
a phonograph with a megaphone at
tachment. Then I got a husky-voiced
friend to talk Into the machine. His
talk, which was delivered at the top
of his voice, was mostly about calling
the police, having the drop on some
one, firing a revolver, and other con
versation calculated to make a burglar
think he had gone against the real
"After I had the phonograph nicely
loaded I made a test of It. I'm free
to confess that burglar who heard It
would bn worse frightened than If he
stumbled on to a reserve squad of
"I put the loaded phonograph up In
our Hat, and connected It with strings
and wires so that If any one who didn't
know Just how to work the combina
tion tried to force any "of the doors
he would start the machine on Its
line of strong-arm conversation. I
figured thnt no burglar would wait to
see what the man with the husky
voice would actunlly do. No, that
burglar would have Immediate busi
ness In the street. Our apartments
were safe, and I felt mighty proud of
my nent little contrivance.
"Maybe one or more burglars went
against my phonograph protection
gum'; If they did they fled without
leaving any traces. But alwut a week
my wife decided to return, and Inci
dentally to bring her mother with her.
She didn't Intend to reach the city
until late In the evening, so sent me
ii telegram addressed to our apart
neiils Instead of at my office. Of
iMise, fate willed It -that I should
line it n restaurant and go direct
'mm there to the theater, not reaching
i line unfit late,
"In the meantime my wife arrived
at the station. There was no one to
meet her, but as she had her key and
thought tne telogram had missed me,
that didn't worry her mnch. Accom
panied by her mother she went home
In a cab, took out her key, and start
ed to enter our apartments. Right at
this point the trouble In large quan
tities broke out
"The key didn't work very well, and
ahe must have given the door a little
stiake. Thnt started the loaded burglar-protection
phonograph. In an in
stant there was a roar:
" 'Police! Police! (Jet out of here
or I'll shoot. Thieves! Murder!"
"It was enough to give any woman
the fright of her life. My wife bad
good pluck, tliough, and didn't faint,
all hough I'm certain she would If she
had not hnd her mother with her.
whom she felt she must protect. Some
how they managed to get down the
stairs and arouse the Janitor. And all
the time the roaring phonograph was
letting out a series of threats calculat
ed to curdle the blood of the bravest
burglar, let alone two frightened
"The Janitor, accompanied by a
policeman with a drawn revolver,
made an Investigation and solved the
mystery," continued the narrator, ac
cording to the New York Times.
"They thought It was a big Joke. In
fact. It was their Jovial attitude that
gave my wife and mother-in-law their
suspicions. When I finally reached
home that night I found them In a half
hysterical state, And an Iceberg would
have been warm compared with the
greeting I received.
"There Is still somewhat of a chilly
atmosphere In the household."
Superstition Differently Affected Two
"Nothing Is more curious than the dif
ferent Ideas people have about owing
the doctor," remnrked a good-looking,
middle-aged physician, according to
the Detroit Free Prwa. "Only to-day I
encounttred two singular manifesta
tions of what might be called 'supersti
tions' concerning sickness. At one house
the Indy who was l-i bed murmured to
her husband:
sided way of looking at things leads to the adoptlen ot
hobbies and weird and extreme doctrines. This la an of
the reasons for the prevalence of isms and queer theories.
Many of those who adopt them, even though successful
in business or professional life, have lived so long in limit
ed or restricted channels that their Judgment In matter
outside becomes impaired. Their views are narrow and
restricted and their lives run along a single channel. If
by chance they make an excursion outside of it, their
knowledge of the country is so limited that they are apt
to get lost, and either become mired in some bog of super
stition or are taken in by some community of fanatics.
World's Work.
Noises in the City and Country.
CONSIDERING the commercial value of comfort ana
the tendency to do away with friction Wherever pos
sible, it is a matter of surprise that communities
especially big cities do not endeavor to suppress un
necessary noise.
It Is true that a step forward has been made In the way
of asphalted pavements and rubber tires, but this is only
a step. We mill have the unspeakable screech of the trol
ley, the slipping or Iron-shod horses upon rails and smooth
worn stones, the clanging of futile gongs, the inevitable
barrel-ojgan grinding out piano passages In fortissimo at
wrong tempo and one-eighth off the key. We still have
the church bell so perversely discordant that even the
orthodox bogln to doubt the sanctity of wild alarms as a
prelude to the service of the Lord. All these we have,
and more.
The country Is no more sacred than the town. The
scream of the factory whistle finds an echo In the scream
of the locomotive. The wounded air is rent momently, and
the nervous man stops his ears and gives up a fraction of
vitality, and works on undr the unnecessary handicap;
and the nervous woman, In her patient way, tries not to
hear and aiso works on. The well people try to get used
to It, and the sick give an extra moan and turn on their
hot pillows. And on go the noises! Philadelphia Public
The Saving Workman a Capitalist.
THE workingman who is a savings bank depositot
Is in a very real sense a proprietor. His money ia
used to build and extend railroads and factory planta
precisely as It would be If he were a shareholder.
Usually, he could not very well become a share
holder, for while bis savings bank will accept deposits from
$1 up, he would have to put by $100 before he could buy
even a single share of stock exposed all the time to the)
temptation to spend the money. If it be objected that he
receives but three and one-half per cent, interest from hi
savings bank, while choice Industrial preferred stock would
yield him twice that amount, the answer is that on the
average and aa a class savings bank depositors get as high
an Interest return as Investors in corporate shares. It is
the theory of savings bank laws that the wage earner
must be absolutely sure of his principal. For that reason
the range of savings banks Investments Is strictly limited.
He could have no such security in any capital stock In
vestments, Involving a lose which he could ill afford to
bear. New York Times.
The Passing of Steam.
INCH by Inch the field is contested, and slowly, sullenly,
the locomotive Is giving way before the Insistent trolley.
A ooaen years ago it was only the car horse and cable
in the towns that were threatened by electric traction.
Then the trolley poked an Inquiring tentacle over the city
limits Into the suburbs. The results were satisfactory, and
swiftly the electric lines flung their spider filaments from
town to town, until now great sections of the country are
cobwebbed with them. The trolley map of eastern Massa
chusetts looks as complete as the steam railroad map. If
you have a little time to spare you can go on an electric
car to almost any part of southern New England that yon
could reach by a locomotive, and to a good many parts
that you could not McClure's Magazine.
" 'John, pay the doctor before he goes;
you know how I feel about that. I am
always sick longer If we let a doctor's
bill run on.'
"Although I ridiculed the Idea, the
sick woman persisted, and the little
debt was discharged on the spV In the
evening a highly nervous lady cVjheer
f ul spirits a business woman came
bustling Into my office and ejaculated:
" 'Oh, doctor, give me something for
fits quick. I'm dreadfully run down. I
hear door-bells ring when fhey don't
ring and I see black cats out of the cor
ner of my eye when there are no cats
of any kind In the house.'
"I made out some sedative powders,
and when I handed them to the excit
able patient she said:
" 'I'm not going to pay for this medi
cine, doctor. I've always noticed that
when I don't owe you anything I'm sure
to get sick. While I have a little debt
hanging over me I feel that I can't af
ford to collapse until It Is paid. Yon
needn't laugh, doctor; It Is so. I'm go
ing to make a little bill now, and see if
I can't get rid of doorbells In my head
and black cats In my optic nerre.'
"These are only specimen instances,"
concluded the doctor. "The world Is
full of people who have queer supersti
tions about taking medicine and paying;
doctors', bills."
Gounod the Man.
Gounod was one of the moat fasci
nating men I have ever mat Ills
manner had a charm that was Irresist
ible, and his kindly eye, aa toft and
melting as a woman's, would light np
with a smile now tender, now hnmnr.
ous, that fixed Itself Ineffaeeably npon
tne memory, lie conid apeak EaajUah
fairly well, but preferred hi own
language. In which he waa a brilliant
conversationalist; and he could use to
advantage a fund of keen, ready wIL
He was at this time Influenced b m
recrudescence ci that religions mysti
cism which had strongly characterised
his yoiithr.il career; bnt bla tone,
though earn-st and thoughtful when
he was dwelling upon bis art, could
brighten up with the lightness and
gaiety of a true Parisian. Oaotnry.
Stiffness and lonesomanaa are, after,
all, th two great grlaC of aid -