The Norfolk weekly news-journal. (Norfolk, Neb.) 1900-19??, September 07, 1906, Page 4, Image 4

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The Norfolk Weekly Hows-Journal
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Every Frliluy. Hy mull per your , $1.60.
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No. II 22.
Lincoln Is tliu biggest spot on the
map totluy. Some how , however , tlio
greatness which IIMH uiiildunly boon
thrust upon Unit town Is nut of tlio
lusting kind. That Is evident front
the way In which It fnilctl front Now
The Conitnorclal cluh will hold a
meeting at the city hull at S o'clock
tonight which ought to ho well attend
ed , Every citizen of Norfolk , regardless -
loss of nioinlioi-Rlilii In the clnh , IB
Invited to nUond , mid any Ideas which
nmy ho presented for Norfolk's ad-
vnncoinont will ho choorftilly rocolvod ,
It IB said. United effort toward Nor
folk's upbuilding IB needed , and It
can only uonio about through these
meetings. .
Mr. Bryan does not Btigsost just how
wo are to pay for the railroads , nor
how many hlllloiiH of dolliifH wo would
aasuino ns a debt In the purchase , nor
how the state and federal lines are
to run separately and yet Jointly. That
Is Immaterial , The fact Is , according
to his doctrine , that the government
ought to own the railroads. How to
gut them and how to meet a hundred
perplexing problems In connection
with thorn , are snperllclal details.
Word came from Oyster Day I ho
day after the president's reform spell
.Ing . announcement , staling that the
president was withstanding the bombardment -
bardmont of crltluBm upon his action
just ns ho once faced Imllots at lion
Juan. Now we have a dispatch tolling
ns that ho has written to the public
printer to say that If the reform ptovos
popular it will ho maintained ; If It Is
net popular , it will ho discontinued
But what about withstanding the
bombardment ?
There Is no need of worrying here
in Norfolk in regard to the construc
tion of the sewer , oven though the
contractor has not yet arrived. Mr.
Herrlck a few days ago sent to Nor
folk n bond for $19,000 to Insure his
carrying out the contract , so that It
Is a positively assured fact that ho
will come. Norfolk has no cause for
cancelling the contract , and the work
may bo expected to begin In the not
distant future.
The now system of soinl-amnial pro
motions in the Norfolk schools is a
deciiled step In the right direction.
Under the old system a slow student
who chanced to fall In a final oxaniln-
ntina and the year's ob
liged to go hack and do the entire
year's work over again , thus losing
n full term. Two or three nuch fail
ures made that student somewhere
near twenty years of ago at gradua
tion. Under the now system a miss
will only require that a half year's
work be repeated , so that there will
not be such setbacks as there were
The assurance that Norfolk will very
probably 'get a wholesale grocery
house in the very near future , will
come as good news to the people of
Norfolk and it Is only hoped that the
promise may materialize. The fact
that a representative of the house has
just visited Norfolk for the purpose
of inspecting the city and has gone
over the situation thoroughly with
Secretary Mathowson , and the further
fact that he expressed himself as high
ly pleased with the prospects and has
stated that ho bolloves his firm will
locate here , surely holds forth en
couragement for those of Norfolk who
have contended that there Is a chance
for the city's advancement if the
present advantages of the town can
only be got before the proper parties.
Through the charity of persons
whom the world does not recognize ,
a real funeral was given In Norfolk
yesterday afternoon to a dead colored
woman who otherwise would have
been but roughly and indifferently
burled. It was not a great thing , hut
it was a kindly act. A human being
who has lived in n community for a
third of a century , and whoso failier
rendered service for his country's Hag ,
no matter what her career may have
heen , is entitled to at least a decent
burial after death , but there seemed
no way of providing such a ceremony
in this case until the matter was taken
In hand by those from whom It might '
have been , perhaps , least expected.
Perhaps the incident does not justl
fy a passing remark , hut credit should
be given where credit Is duo and when
a kind act or a good deed comes shin
ing out from the darkness , It Is '
especially conspicuous because of the
contrast with Its environment.
It was not the amount of money that i
was raised with which to defray those
funeral expenses , that counted , It
was simply the fact , undeniably ox *
pressed , that in the darkest of earth's
Comoro thoio are to ho found , some-
ttmoH , hearts that , at the bottom , con
tain still a drop of human kindness
and of charity.
Wo seldom expect to find a rose or
n violet blooming In the cinder erupt
of an alloy way , hut when these blos
soms are found there , It tends to Im
press the fact upon the world that , if
a llower of kindness will bloom In
Hiieh a spot , much more of kindness
and charity ought to grow In hearts
that are given greater advantages by
nature and environment than are
The republicans of the Eleventh
senatorial district In Nebraska have
nominated a candidate for the slate
legislature who deserves the respect
and confidence of the people of his
dlHtrlol and who Is entitled to elec
tion at the polls this fall , Charles A.
Handnll of Newman Orovo , ono of the
best known republicans In this part of
the state , is a clean man , with a record
aH straight as a string , and there is
no need of apology when the republi
can parly nsku tlio voters of the dis
trict to support him at the ballot box.
Mr. Itandall IB a hanker at Newman
Orovo. Ho IH progressive and con
structive. Ho is n self made man who ,
through hard plodding , has won suc
cess In life. Ho was nominated by
the repnhllcnnH for this same olllco In
ISOli , a year when there was no hope
of electing him against the fusion
landslide , and because of the battle
which ho tought then at personal Mao
ri lice for his party , ho Is entitled to
the election now.
Mr. Hand ill was born In Horklner
county , No-v York , In 1S5S. Ho was
educated In the rudiments of learning
at country schools In that section and
later at the ncndomy at Saquolt , N. Y.
Ho graduated from llryant & Strat-
toil's busIncBB college In Utlca , N. Y. ,
and then came west to grow up with
the country.
Young Handnll was not a plutocrat.
Ho hunted up a job on n farm and
worked by tlio month for two yenns
near Fremont. Then ho went to Newman -
man Orovo , In Madison county , and
built the llrst building In the town.
'Phut was in 1SSC and Mr. Handall en
gaged In the hardware business. In
1SOO ho sold the hardware store and
started a bank the year afterward. Ilo |
called It the Citizens National bank
at that time but In 1900 changed the
name to the First National bank. This
was nuulo possible by the enactment
of a bill by the United States congress
permitting banks of $25,000 capital to
become national banks.
Mr. Randall's bank was the llrst
ono la the United States to take ad
vantage of the new act a fact which
Is worthy of notice , showing energy
and progresslvoness.
Mr. Randall was married In 1879
and Is the father of three children
two daughters and a son.
Ho holds the respect of his nolgh- |
bors and the good will of his fellow !
A vote for him for senator from this
district will bo cast In the proper
Norfolk has a good many industries
which do much to keep the city up to
its standard , and concerning which
llttlo in a definite way Is known by
the general public The News has
contended that , among other things
which could be done to advantage by I'
the Commercial club of the city andI'
by every citizen in the town , the hear
ty co-oporativo support of these indus
tries which are now here , would help
Norfolk hag many Industries un
known to other towns In the farming
reg'nii ' , by virtue of the fact that this
city in n center of a vast territory.
As a lesult of this location , these In
dustries have been built up here , part
ly through the patronage of the city
itself and partly through outside cus-r
But Norfolk Industries do not get
all of the patronage of Norfolk people.
Home Industries will thrive moro
when Norfolk makes n united effort
to keep as much trade In all lines at
homo , as can possibly bo done. Indus
tries here will benefit , too , by every
bit of advertising which can bo done
for the town In geaornl and for Indi
vidual Institutions In particular , in
tributary territory.
These industries hero are not In
competition with the smaller towns.
They could not live In any of the
smaller towns and could not live In
Norfolk , excepting as they are sup
ported by towns in a very largo terri
tory. To build them up bore , there
fore , Is to the Interust of smaller towns
because every time they help Norfolk
'tins against Omaha or Sioux City , they
help their own locality nnd Increase
Htho value of their own locations.
| And so , for the sake of bringing be-
foie the people of Norfolk and the peo-
po ! of northern Nebraska and south-
ern South Dakota , n clearer Idea of
the Industries here which are entitled
to the support and the co-operation of
nil Norfolk and all this territory. The
News begins today n series of Sntur-
day articles which will try to do their
Hlmro to\\rud helping to follow out lt
own suggestion that wo make n sys
tematic effort here In Norfolk to build
up. ThcHo articles are to bo published
without pay , and will he , as it wore ,
thin paper's contribution toward a
CUIIHO that It believes deserves atten
AH The News roaches practically
everybody In Norfolk , nine out of ten
of the farmers nronnd Norfolk and
the whole public In twenty-two coun
ties of northern Nebraska and south
ern South Dakota , It Is confidently
hoped that this effort may provo an
entering wedge which can later bo fol
lowed up to advantage by an energet
ic Commercial club.
This IH the laboring man , bin day.
Ho owns It because the United
States government line given It to
him. It Is the only national legal
holiday that wo Americans know. To
day the laboring men of the great
cities of this country nro celebrating.
They nro Inking a day oft for the pur
pose of properly observing the day
that has boon dedicated to them. In
the country towns wo pay little atten
tion to the holiday because there nro
not ( ho vast numbers of labor organi
zations known to the ntoro solidly
settled communities. Hut for all that
wo may take time out today to give
a little thoiighl to the laboring man ,
whoso day Is this.
The man behind the gun In the in
dustrial world is ho , the man who
keeps the wheels of manufacture
whirling around nncl productive ; In
deed , ho Is the backbone of American
Tlmo was when the laboring man
of this country went without bread
and butter. Ho inarched , many thou
sand strong , across this continent and
up to the very doors of the white house
at Washington , demanding work. Ills
children wore starving , his wife was
111 and ho was out of work. The soup
house was established to feed him
through charity , but that was not
enough. And the cries , the pitiful
desperation , that went up from the
laboring man's throat , have not yet
been forgotten In this country.
These were the days of ' 94.
There are none who want these
times repeated. Today the laboring
man in this country has more work
than ho can do. There Is so much of
Industry ' ' and prosperity that not
enough men can bo hired to build a
sewer In Norfolk , and the contractor
Is three days overdue on this account ,
they say.
In view of the present "full dinner
pall" times for the laboring man , this
day is a great ono in a national sense.
Wo don't want these times to change
back to those of the soup house.
William McKlnloy , the advocate of
protective tariff , was ono of the best
friends the laboring men of this coun
try have ever known. Under McKln-
ley's protective tariff , these prosperous
time have come.
The laboring man must have work
to < do in America , if wo are to enjoy
prosperity. I
And if the laboring man is to have
work , the industries which provide
him with toll , must bo protected to
such an extent as will allow them to
exist. It Is better that an American
should make hats sold In England at
actual cost , thereby giving the Amor
lean ' that work , than not to sell the
hat and to deprive the American work
man of his job.
After all , It is the American working
man ' , ho in the overalls and with the
marks ' of toll on his face and his
hands , whom this country wants to
look out for , first of all.
Mr. Bryan's fireworks down In New
York are about nil shot off , and those
who had hoped to see the peerless
leader Jump from that reception right
Into the presidential chair , begin to
realize that the trick Is not so easy.
Mr. Bryan Is more radical today than
ho was In his free-silver campaign
Still maintaining his position on free
silver , ho has adopted a now revolu
tlonary Idea In regard to governmen
ownership of railroads , which may
look well enough when shot off in th
air by way of a speech , but which
could never como to pass successfully
in this country-
The Idea that the United State
government ought to own trunk line
and tho. state governments their owi :
state lines of railroad , would bo mos
confusing and impossible. By till
idea , however , Mr. Bryan hopes t
satisfy all popular demand for govern
ment ownership and at the same time
to satisfy the southern democrats ,
whom ho has assured that the Jim
Crow cars for colored people In the
south would not be disturbed.
Government ownership sounds well
enough theoretically , but It can never
bo made a success In this country.
Even cities have tried It and found
It n failure. It may work In a mon
archy Hko Germany but a monarchy
and a republic pro two different things. ;
It Is pointed out that there are more
than ono million railway employes In
this country. Every railway employe
would be appointed by the adminis
tration In power , and the result would
be an utter Impossibility of over
| changing party administrations. Cor
ruption would bo duo to follow.
Mr. Bryan also declares for n uni
versal eight-hour law. This Implies
eight hourfl work with ten hours' pay.
It sounds well and philanthropic , hut
Mr. Bryan neglects to remind the
great masses of common people that ,
If wages wore raised In this way for
an eight hour's work , the consumers
would have to pay the freight with
Increased prices on all products of
labor. Eventually It would mean the
reduction of wages in accordance with
the reduction of time. And this Is not
helping , but hurting , the wage-earner.
Mr. Bryan's own party has been
torn to pieces by his radical declara
tions. Ho Is further from the nomin
ation today than ho has boon In a
year. The Now York Times ( demo
cratic ) declares Bryan Is not a demo
crat , the Now York World , democratic
leader In Now York , declares ho Is
moro radical than over and that ho
has stolen Hearst's clothes. Col.
Moses Wetmoro , an Intimate friend
and advisor of Bryan , who accom
panied the Nebrnskan on his world
tour , denounces Mr. Bryan's govern
ment ownership Idea as undemocratic.
More than this , financial men declare -
clare that If Mr. Bryan Is oven nomin
ated for the presidency , money will
tighten up in this country as It has
not done In ton years.
It was n big reception In Manhattan ,
but a Now York homo-coming Is n
long way from the presidency.
Mr. Bryan will arrive In Nebraska
today after a trip around the world.
Tonight In Lincoln ho will begin a
campaign whose purpose It will bo to
carry Nebraska for the democratic
party this fall. Already he has sound
ed the keynote of his campaign as
"government ownership of trunk rail
way Hues and state lines. " An appeal
Is being made by Bryan organs In the
state to elect the democratic ticket
this fall just for Bryan's sake.
Personally , Mr. Bryan is respected
by his Nebraska neighbors regardless
of party politics. But politically , Mr.
Bryan is too radical to carry the day
in Nebraska. His own party Is all
split up over his now revolutionary
doctrine , while such an idea is abso
lutely out of the question when con
sidered from the republican view
Mr Bryan's government ownership
Idea is merely n grandstand play , and
It will appeal to the galleries. But It
will not appeal to the thinking men of
this country , nor to those who have
the Interests of the country truly at
In the first place , the government
of this great republic never operates
any business as economically as does
a private proprietor. The government
is extravagant. This can be seen right
here in Nebraska with force. Hast
ings has a postofllcc building that cost
$110,000. It is a magnificent building
and Hastings is mighty glad to have
It , hut it must be conceded by all that
such a structure Is not absolutely es
sential to the conducting of the post
olllce business at that place. A private
owner would not have spent more than
$10,000 for that postofllce , and would
have been liberal at that. In other
words , under government operation ,
$100,000 was spent that need not have
been , considered from an economically
business viewpoint. Who pays the
extra cost ? The taxpayers of the
United States. The result Is that
the postofTice department Is not self
supporting and there is constantly a
The same rule would apply , only
with a thousandfold opportunity for
extravagance , In a railroad ownership
by the government. Millions would
bo spent needlessly where a dollar Is
spent now. There Is no use saying
that extravagance would not prevail ,
for this country knows too much
about that sort of thing to bo con
vinced now.
Again , government property Is not
taxed. Under government ownership ,
the railroads would not pay a penny
of taxation , where they now pay much
of the taxes of this country. And the
property holders of America would
pay the difference.
There are n million employes of
railroads In this country. There would
bo more than that under government
control , because of the political prestige
tigo to bo had from appointments.
There would be absolutely no way
short of revolution to over change
parties In control of the admlnlstra
tlon , because the railroad ofllcos would
simply bo ono vast machine of votes.
It Is a great gallery-appealing dec
laration which Mr. Bryan has made ,
but this1 radical and revolutionary
doctrine Is bound to cost him the
presidency , If he ever did have any
chance for it , and it may cost him the
It Is much more radical than his
ancient free-silver radicalism , whlcl :
! | s now proving so embarrassing to him
and his party.
"Ho made Omaha , and helped make
Nebraska. Had H not been for Rose-
Iswater ' , Nebraska City would have been
the metropolis of this state. "
That was the tribute paid during
his lifetime by the Into , T. Sterling
Morton to Edward Rosowatcr , Nebras
ka's best known editor and for moro
than n third of n century ono of the
most prominent figures In the life of
this commonwealth. It was a great
tribute , but It was n fit one.
Edward Rosewater has boon re
moved from Nebraska life. His sud
den passing away , following the recent -
cent hard campaign for the nomina
tion ns United States senator from Ne
braska , came as a distinct shock to
the people nil over this state.
Pathos , and almost a touch of the
tragic , attended the expiration of Mr.
Roscwatcr , and for this reason the
shock was felt all the moro keenly by
tlio state with which ho has for so
many years boon conspicuously Identi
Ills personality , a dynamo of power
and energy , built up through a long
series of hard struggles 0110 of the
best known newspapers In the coun
try , did much to build up Omaha and
Nebraska , and kept the veteran editor
an Inseparable factor In the political
llfo of his state until the very moment
of his life's ending.
Edward Hosewnter named his news
paper "the Bee. " It was a fit term to
apply to the Institution In which he
gave his llfo energy. For only by that
constant , tireless and persistent Indus
try which characterizes the construc
tive efforts of the honeymnkers , did
Uosowater build up his newspaper
business Into Its recognized potency.
The power of that journal and the
splendor of the building which Is Its
home In Omaha , stand side by side as
monuments to his untiring zeal and
The llfo of Edward Rosewater may
well be taken by any young man am
bitious for success , as ono well worth
considering. He came to Nebraska
more than thirty-five years ago with
out funds but with brains and energy
nnd hope.
HP founded the Omaha Bee at that
time. It is told of him that in the
early days , when he lacked the money
with which to buy telegraph news , he
brought his ability as a telegraph op
erator Into successful play by going
out of town , climbing the telegraph
poles and tapping the wires that sent
news on out to the coast. That was
enterprise , and Rosewater's enterprise
Is what made him. Years before he
was able to build a handsome editlce
for the Bee , Mr. Rosewater had his
eye and his heart set upon the corner
where now stands the Bee building.
Ho would take his friends up past
that corner nnd , pointing it out , an
nounce that that spot would one day
bo the home of the Omaha Bee.
Edward Rosewater proved the ad
visability of going into debt. The Bee
building was erected at a cost far
beyond his means , and lie borrowed
money to put it up. He had kept his
credit clean , and was thus enabled to
get the loans desired. And so , for
years , he has been under the burden
of a constant debt , but that debt has
given him constant motive for con-
tinned effort and has given his sons
a work to do. And , with a quarter
million dollars life Insurance which
he carried , that debt will now h lifted
and the Bee building will come lute
the estate with a clear title.
Edward Rosewater was aggressive.
He was never still , and he never al
lowed things to lag for one moment.
He was also ambitious. The one
bright hope in his life was that ho
might , at some time , represent the
state of Nebraska as United States
senator. But his aggressiveness and
his ambition did not go well together.
\ politician who hopes to win can not
ako the aggressive life , it seems , and
ho results of training the Bee's guns
on various politicians and public men
whom he did not approve , cost the
veteran editor the toga which he
Not every man can be honored with
the fierce opposition with which Ed
> vard Rosewater was assailed. The
Fontanelle club was organized In
Omaha to fight him to the last ditch
in things political. And many a man
who went Into the recent republican
state convention , had no other object
in view than "to beat Rosewater. " It
was not because the ability of Rosewater -
water was not recognized. None can
bo found who deny that he was powerful
orful as a thinker and a doer. His
enemies respected his brain , am !
feared his forceful pen. But , once
jabbed by that pen , they were enemies
Mr. Rosewater was the logical nomInee
Ineo of the recent republican state
convention , In which he made his las
stand. For more than thirty years ho
had been the only persistent nnd con
sistent advocate of the reforms whlcl :
the convention , through its candidate
made their ticket. He had been long
In the field of national politics , and h
would have made a powerful senator ,
But ho lost that nomination , and tin
disappointment of It , made more bltte
by the realization that after all o
these years of working nnd hoping
the ono ambition of his llfo had slipped
away from him forever , no doubt hastened
toned his death.
But there are greater things In llfi
than public office. Power at homo 1
as enviable as power abroad , and ti
have made his personality so much
actor In the public llfo of n common-
cnlth ns did Edward Rosowntor ,
iliould have compensated for the loss
f public office.
Mr. Rosewater stood for the con-
lervatlvo In newspaper work and all
hrough the yellow Journal wave ,
hleh washed over many of the papers
if the country , the Omaha Bee ro-
nnlued calm and retained Its dignity.
Mr. Roscwatcr died In the building
hlch ho built , after a hard political
iampalgn and after a hard day's work ,
lard work , In fact , brought about that
: eath , ns hard work had brought about
ils success In llfo.
The Bee was the name of Mr. Roso-
r-aler's life effort. The Bee nnd Ed
ward Rosewater were ono.
And both stood for tireless Industry ,
'he children are staying at grandpa's , .
Mama 1ms gone down to the sea ;
'upa is at homo working ,
Keeping well with Rocky Mountain
Tea. Ask your druggist.
A Madison county road overseer
aid today ! "I am now out of public
fo. "
What Is the sign when a young man
akes another girl to the theatre ,
hllo his "steady * goes with another
nan ?
"Is this my train ? " asked a passen-
or boarding a Norfolk train this
"Not till Bryan is elected , " replieiF
, ho brakeman.
At the public meeting of the Com-
norcial club last night there were Just
noiigh people to turn around and go
An old resident of Norfolk was ask-
d Sunday to point out two of the
romlncnt churches in town. Ho was
orccd to admit that he didn't know
here either of them Is.
There Is this consolation for those-
, -ho have to labor on Labor day : The
ankers , who get a holiday , will have
o do double duty tomorrow , follow-
ng two holidays.
People living north of Pierce as far
s Niobrara will undergo the experi-
nce of a daylight ride in a passenger
rain going south for the first time in
iclr lives , tomorrow.
Jim Conley has invented a burglar , ,
liicken thief proof hen house and is
aving one built after his plans. It
lonsists of cement blocks with Iron
mrs bedded in cement across all
pollings. This is hardly giving other
liicken owners a fair chance.
Two young women of Norfolk toolc
i horseback ride out near the insane
lospltal. Two of the violent inmates-
ailed out to them : "We know what
on are looking for. You are looking
or a man. " It is said that these pa
tents may bo paroled because of evl-
lent returning sanity.
A couple of young men paused at
he telegraph office for the latest bul-
etins of the big fight last night , but
ho fight was nowhere near the end.
'Como on , " said one , "let's go to the
show. " "But think , " exclaimed the
other , "of sitting through two whole
tiours without knowing how the fight
came out ! "
Death takes people quickly out of
his world. A few months ago "Ben-
ly" King was a well known figure on
: ho streets of Norfolk. He was look-
ng for the strange and the unusual
; hlngs of life and death In order to
make news for these columns. Ho
Ittle realized that within three months
ils own death would go In to make
ip the dally grist of events. He-
wrote good "copy , " but he has finished
ils last "story , " and that at the ago
of twenty-four.
Are your bones aching , nerves tired ,
nights restless , kidney nnd liver trou
ble , energy low ? These are signs of
low vitality. Hollister's Rocky Moun
tain Tea will make you well. Tea or
tablets , 35 cents. Ask your druggist.
Some men have moro grievances
than a dog has fleas.
"When people "fuss" about a mar
riage engagement there is usually
something the matter with It.
A man looks In a parlor for a wife
and when ho finds her demands that
she bo more at homo In the kitchen.
If a man has a well , you can pay
him no compliment that pleases him
more than to praise the quality of the
"Woll , " said a greedy boy today ,
"It Is at last safe to trust mo with
poaches. I have eaten so many that
I have fuz all over me. "
No matter how high a man's prin
ciples are ho can not resist stealing
grapes from the bunch of grapes In
You hear a great deal of the "ad
vantages" to be gained In living In a
'arao ' ; city. Wo don't know what they
are unless It Is chasing street cars.
It's the only medicine known that
penetrates Into every organ of the-
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