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HOYS AND "LOCK JAW. "
With tlio approach of Fourth of
July , gun powder woiiinlH nntl "lock-
jaw" fatalities liuvo ulrciuly begun
among boys. PresH dispatches toll of
tlio beginning of the harvest over the
country untl the utiinhor of vlctlinb
may bo expected to Increase IIH more
tuul moro small boyti get inoro nuil
moro wounds inlxotl up with gunpow-
It Is Bald that nny open wound may
cnuao "lock-Jaw" If tlio hnclllun ho
present to Infect the wound. Gunpow
der wounds nhout the hands und foot
nro often the cauiio and from this come
many deaths each Fourth of July.
Physicians nay that when ix gun
powder wound Is received every precaution -
caution should bo taken to cleanse the
wound thoroughly. The uno of some
nntlRoptlo Hiich nn carbolic acid Imme
diately Is suggested.
It were bettor If there were no
wounds resulting from cap pistols on
the nation's birthday , but when the ac
cident happens a llfo may often bo
navod by Immediate care to cleanse
the wounds thoroughly.
ST. JO LIVE STOCK MOVE.
Live stock commission men are bit
terly denouncing the St. Jo live stock
exchange because the commission men
there have broken awny from the other
commission firms throughout the coun
try In tholr fight against the postmortem
tem examination provided by packers.
The St. Jo men have agreed to station
inspectors at the yards to inspect the
herds as they enter the packing hous
es , nnd the sales are to bo subject to
post-mortem examination , ns the paok-
South Omaha and Chicago commis
sion men are very bitter In character
izlng the net of the St Jo exchange
as treachery and an effort will be
made to put St. Jo off the map so far
as the packing Industry Is concerned.
Reports that the Cudahy packing
company Intended to break away from
other packers nnd buy cows on the
old plan have been emphatically do
nled by the Cudahy managers.
And meanwhile the market contln
lies unsteady , without any definite
break In the ranks of either side , o *
ceptlng at St. Jo.
Trade reports from Now York trade
journals show that the condition of
business all over the country has
picked up wonderfully within the past
couple of weeks. Favorable weather
in every locality has brought up tlio
crops and restored energy to trade
iu almost every line.
This condition of commerce is to
bo noted very strikingly in the north
west. What had been regarded as a
very backward spring has developed
into just the right kind of a summer.
The lateness of the rain allowed grow
ing things to get good roots. Then
came plenty of rain and to spare.
Under the showers the Holds were
turned Into green stretches of land
scape nnd there Is every prospect nijw ,
with the broiling sunshine that has
developed of late , that corn will bo
"knee high by thu Fourth. "
With the cheering prospects , trade
has been revived In retail lines all
over this section and last Saturday
was a genuinely big day. The whole
volume and there Is every Indication
week , In fact , was one of good healthy
for a bumper fall harvest
With the scarcity of wheat In
Europe , the price promises to keep
up and with scarcity of hay in all
parts of the country northwestern Ne
braska has promise of one of the most
prosperous seasons on record. All iu
all , the now northwest is not down
The world is always ready for a
laugh , as is shown by the fact that
the newspapers wore willing to pay big
cable rates for a column of Junk that
transpired between Mark Twain nnd
George Bernard Shaw In England the
' other day. The interview , as reprint
cd In this paper yesterday , shows how
anxious the newspapers are to gel
hold of something that will bring c
ripple of laughter , and it also shows
that the man who tries to bo funn )
Everybody expected something glo
rlously funny when Mark Twain anc
George Bernard Shaw got together , foi
both v.-cro funny men. Just how raucl
was expected Is indicated by the arm :
of reporters "pests" Shaw called then
that surrounded the meeting place
But , the Interview that flowed fortl
was flat and dull. The humorist
hadn't had time to prepare nnd appar
ently oven humorists have a hard tlmi
being funny when they're not lo.idei
Shuw told Twain Vie thougut thi
American was always \erlous in writ
ing and that ho read everything' that
Mark Twain wrote. Twain said ho
could return the compliment , and
winked nt the reporters who burst out
In hearty laughter. Then Mark Twain
Bald that hlo scheme of life was to
nmoko nil day and do no work. After
hat ho said ho tried to run the ship
all right on the way over but It ar
rived without his assistance. That
ended the conversation ,
And American papers paid for n col-
mm of the stuff by cable a striking
Iliislnitlon of our doslro to laugh , oven
though wo have to work hard to find
inythlng to laugh nt.
Hie name sort of cable tolls were
paid when Mark Twain visited the
dug , Saturday , and nhout the same
sort of dope came over the sea.
CYCLONES" AND "TO UN A DORS. "
The tornado season is on. And ns
usual tornadoes are In many Instances
being misnamed "cyclones. " The violent
lent HtnrniH that spring up , sweep over
11 small area and do terrific damage ,
ire always tornadoes and never cy-
clones. The storms that leave death
and destruction In the wake of their
funnels are tornadoes.
A cyclone consists of a very largo
circle of air , generally several hundred
miles In diameter , revolving about n
center of low barometric pressure.
Cyclones nro steady and , once started ,
follow a certain path for a very great
distance. As the center of depression
moves , the balance of the cyclone ,
which Is merely n very largo wheel of
revolving nlr , also moves. But this
traveling of a cyclone , because of the
Immensity of the area covered , is not
pureeptlblo at nny given point.
In fact the wind in a cyclone appears
at any given point to bo a straight
blow or a gale. This is true because
the circumference is BO very largo that
the curvature Is imperceptible nt any
given point. A cyclone , for instance ,
may cover all of Nebraska and Kansas
at the same time nnd the wind In its
edge may scorn to bo a straight wind
hero at Norfolk , whilein fact It re
volves about the center of lowest de
On the other hand , a tornado is n
small storm which springs up without
warning , runs a few miles and spends
itself. A tornado may he said to bo n
secondary effect of n cyclone and fre
quent tornadoes spring up In the area
of a largo cyclone because of the light
heated air and the tendency to form
Into the rotary whirlwind.
Yesterday's Associated Press dis
patches brought to The News n report
of a "cyclone" in Michigan which
killed three race horses and a man.
As a matter of fact the storm that did
that damage was a tornado nnd it oc
curred In a portion of a largo cyclone
covering several states.
GOOD CITIZENSHIP THE GOAL.
The children of today are tomor
row's men and women. The commu
nity's future citizenship depends upon
the training of Httlo folk of the pres
ent. The only method of securing
good citizenship Is to begin with the
children and to Inculcate into their
characters while those characters are
forming n sense of right and wrong
and a conscience that will choose the
right. When a mother will saturate
icr homo and pour into the ears of
icr little children , the foulest of pro-
'anlty and when she will lose her tem
per nnd violently whip them In fits of
nsano anger , it Is hardly to bo won-
lered nt that those children will grow
up Into degenerate and altogether undesirable
desirablecitizens. . In order to guard
against this typo of bad citizenship ,
society has provided laws which allow
the courts to take away from unwhole
some homes the wards that are being
trained into human weeds.
At Bassctt a few weeks ago a moth
er was murdered In cold blood by her
eleven-year-old son because she had
failed In her duty as a mother.
It seems hard at times to overcome
the sentimental tragedy of separating
a mother from her clinging offspring ,
but good citizenship is the end de
sired In the rearing of children and
If parents fail In their duty as char
acter builders , society must take the
Job for Its own self protection.
It Is a good thing now and then to
emphasize the duty of the world to
ward the little world growing up , and
Madison county will hope that Judge
Bates' solution may work out to n
Madison county had n case thlt
week before the county court In whlct
a mother was called to show cause
why her children should not bo taker
from her. She admitted her profan 1
Ity and she admitted that she pun
Ishcd the children when angry. Neigh '
bors testified against her method o
- bringing up little people. The womai
pleaded and promised better treatmen
In the future. On this condition , bu
with the sheriff and his wife In author
Ity over them as probation officers
the mother was permitted' to taki
her children back home. If she reforms
forms and keeps her promise , she ma ;
bring those children up. If she fail
- and continues to train them into i
type of character that can not worl
for peed , she will lose them In tb its !
wnv .Tndgo Rut OH niny hnvo solved ho
problem or keeping a homo togcthe
- and making three good citizens grin
where there would have been tiiro.o }
bad ; by bringing to a mother's mind
her own responsibility ,
PREJUDICE IN VERDICTS.
Mrs. Emma Kaufmann has been
found guilty of murder in South Da
kota. The public Is free in express
ing Its approval of the verdict. But
Mrs. Emma Kiuiftiniin , be she Inno
cent or guilty , has not been given n
"square deal. "
During the progress of the trial of
this woman at Flandienu the court
room was lllled with curious specta
tors. And the spectators did not hesi
tate to show their sentiment as to the
guilt of the accused woman. At in
tervals they were loud and boisterous
In their hnmlclapplng because of points
scored against the defendant. More
yellow than the yellowest of nil bad
newspapers , these spectators did that
woman a tremendous injustjco by
their action. Newspapers nro kept
irom Jurymen during the progress of
a trial that they may not bo influenced
by learning what the public thinks.
Papers that are given to them have
been shorn of their trial news. But
the mob nt Flandrcau was allowed to
enter the court room and , violating
the sanctity of Justice , to applaudo at
Intervals In order to show tholr pre
judice against the prisoner. The Jury
could hardly help being influenced by
the demonstration. Jurymen are
human and It Is human to look at
the world through colored glasses.
The great difficulty with our Jury
system today Is the tremendous pre
judice that is possible in deciding a
case. And the court room scene at
Flandreau has been only an exagger
ated form of this" gross evil.
Guilty or Innocent , Mrs. Kauffmann
was not fairly treated.
THE PUBLIC'S RIGHTS.
President Small of the telegraphers'
union announced that ho would ap
peal to President Roosevelt and his
cabinet to aid in settling the present
telegraphers' strike , on the ground
that the transaction of business of
national importance is being inter
fered with because" of the strike.
When it is considered that President
Small and his strikers have directly
caused the interference with business
nnd the congestion of telegraphic
messages , by abandoning their keys ,
the statement from him that ho would
appeal for aid has something of ef
frontery that the public In general
Without regard to the issues at
stake between the telegraph operators
and the employing companies , the
fact remains that the strikers In deserting -
sorting their Instruments have done
an Injustice , not so much to tholr em
ployers ns to the public.
President Small issued a statement
the other day glorying in the strike
situation. Ho joyfully declared that
the strike had been so successful that
wires wcro tied up on the coast as
effectually as at the time of the San
Francisco earthquake. Such paralysis
of telegraph wires becomes at once
a public calamity and the public has
a right to demand better treatment.
With thousands of messages piled up
undelivered In offices affected by the
strike , there is no telling how much
financial loss may have been sus
tained , how many messages from
There ought to bo n peaceable way
of settling the wage dispute nnd labor
controversy between employers and
employes. The public ought not be
made to suffer because operators and
employers fall to agree.
The operators demand twenty-five
percent Increase and they demand
that they be treated aa a union. The
companies refuse to pay the twenty-
five percent Increase and to treat the
men excepting ns individuals. The
questions nt stake are matters of busi
ness differences In opinion , caused by
.different viewpoints. There ought to
ways of adjustment without injuring -
ing the public. The public's welfare
is of prime importance and should bo
r"first attended to. The injury to the
public is another Instance of the in
justice of strikes as affecting society
nt large. It Is unfair for the operators
to work Injury upon the general pub-
He for the sake of bringing pressure
to bear upon the employers. It la
equally unfair for employers to sub
ject their men to unfair treatment , ex
pectlng public sentiment to workwltli
them in unfairness. Without regard
to the merits of either side of the
controversy , the adjustment should
] come in peace and the public should
not bo ground between upper anc
PAVING IS PARAMOUNT.
Norfolk will receive with regret Uu
r-f announcement that the paving of Nor
, folk avenue , which , was petitioned foi
last summer and which was announc
- ed as an assured fact , will notma
torlallzo. .If there is tiny public iam
\ provoment which Norfolk sorely needi
a at this time for many reasons it 1
the paving of the main street of thi
city in the business portion of tin
town. And ovrry ( Tort of the oil ty ;
as a whole ougnt to bo turned towan
the achievement of this end bofor
other improvement matters nro taken
The paving of Norfolk avenue was
desired by n majority of the resident
property owners of Norfolk avenue
lots. They made manifest their de
sire In n petition to the city council
last fall. The public generally be
lieved that this was a stop that Nor
folk should take without fall. Having
hoped that the plan would be carried
out , the announcement that there Is
no hope for this year ot least , will
cause keen disappointment.
If It Is possible for Norfolk to be
come a city of moro than 5,000 by
taking In additions , nnd If it Is pos
sible for additions to bo taken in
under the law , the city should take
steps at the ilrst possible moment to
adopt this plan , In order that the pav
ing may be delayed no longer than
dmall towns out through the north
west congratulated Norfolk when it
wnu announced to n certainty last
fall that paving was assured. There
Is not a little of humility cast upon
Norfolk as a result of the later an
nouncement at this time that the pav
ing ordinance recently passed was in
vain. And baste should bo made in
taking stops to bring us up to the
mark that was previously set for the
city's progress as a result of petition
A paved Norfolk avenue would not
only help to dress up the city. It
would as well Increase the value of
every foot of property along tlio line
Visitors in Norfolk fall to realize the
energy and possibilities that are hero
because of first impressions gained
through roads that are ragged and at
times very , very muddy. The city
has already voiced its sentiment that
a little paving money would bo well
spent , and that it would make a vast
difference In the town's tone , to say
nothing of tlio saving in horses that
have to draw heavy loads through the
Before taking up nny other public
Improvement which will cost public
money , Norfolk ought to work out tea
a successful end this paving move
ment. It Is good policy for a com'
muulty as for an Individual business
institution , to take up ono thing at
a time and finish that before switch
Ing off to other plans. The prcllmln
ary work toward paving has all been
done. The sentiment has been found
to bo favorable to the plan. The busi
ness men and public In Norfolk believe
that paving is the paramount Issue
In Norfolk until Norfolk avenue , from
the bridge to Seventh street , Is cov
ered with a coating of brick.
THE LIAR A PEST OF SOCIETY.
George Washington said honestj
was the best policy. A good many
men have repeated the axiom since
the first president's speech. Expert
ence in business and in public office
has told the story even more clearly
The federal prison at Leavenworth
Kan. , was this week replenished by
the addition of Banker King from
Scotland , S. D. , who went to Join the
colony of nineteen other banker-pris
oners there. Apparently George was
right. A famous university head once
told his class of graduates that 1
wasn't always necessary to speak , bu
that when they did speak they ough
to tell the truth. President Arthui
T. Hadloy of Yale in his baccalaureate
roato sermon to graduates this year
gave the same advice. And his mes
sage was ono of weight.
President Hadley took "The Liar"
for his theme nnd treated him as the
pest of society , an unclean being with
whom no person wants to deal. He
spoke of the selfish ends which prompt
liars to speak untruth. The liar be-
Moves that ho is gaining by his act of
prevarication and he is willing to vlo-
Into th" rules of business Integrity
for a moim-ntaiy gain. The integrity
of the spokAu word is a necessity
among a pcopjc which desires to get
its business efficiently and straight
forwardly done , he said. It is impos
sible to get the complex needs of mod
ern life and the complex forces of so-
clcty ruled unless the business men
and the political leaders keep their
word to ono another. Thereafter any
- man who Is found to bo physically un
truthful Is first distrusted and then
cast out , Just as completely as wo dis
trust and cast out the man who is i
"Tho reason is nearly the same In
the two cases , " said President Had
ley. "It is a measure of self-protec
tion on the part of society. And the
reason is so obvious and so impera
tive that it Is only a weak or foolish
man who shuts his eyes to it and per
sists In a course of conduct which
must remit cither In peril to society
or In ostraclsrf to himself.
"But Just as there are n great manj
people w'ho In their personal relations *
ere , content to wash their hands nnd
- let their heart go , so there nro ar
- equally large number who In theli
- public relations are content to be
physically truthful and stop short of
being morally so. They avoid speclfh
j forms of deceit. They do not avolc
U' " philosophy of life of which deccl
In Homo form Is a necessary consc
"Tho evil ot & Ho to society is du <
to the fact that it undermines men's
confidence In ono another , so that they
cannot do business together. The
evil of a Ho to the man that tells It is
something deeper nnd more subtle
than this. It is duo to the fact that
ho has got momentary considerations
out of proportion to eternal ones ;
physical and intellectual ambitions
out of proportion to the demands of
In closing his appeal President Had-
ley spoke to Ynlo graduates of the
truthful Instincts that they had In
herited from their parents. Ho spoke
of the successes which many of them
hoped to make nnd would make in
business and politics. But all suc
cess , he said , is small compared with
the success of preserving honor and
Integrity. Hero were his closing
"But I beg you to count each ono of
thcso things as small compared with
the Importance of extending those
standards of honor which you have
received from those who have gone
before until they shall have become
a part of yourselves and an Influence
which shall mark you as true leaders
and helpers to your fellows. "
And President Hadloy Is right. Ho
Is proved to bo in the right when
from President Washington down
great men have considered truthful
ness as the one highest Ideal to be
constantly striven for.
The Fourth of July comes next
Norfolk ought to have its weeds
Norfolk avenue is paved with good
It appeared to be a great moon for
The Fourth of July deathllst will
soon bo due.
A Norfolk woman has a mania for
An ordinance cuts no weeds without
the aid of a blade.
The next public improvement needed
od In Norfolk is the paving of Norfolk
Norfolk streets have seldom looked
so ragged along the edges as they do
Nothing looks worse than a weedy
street unless It Is two weedy streets ,
And one weedy street is too weedy.
Don't complain. Wo were all cuss'
Ing the weather man a few weeks ago
because ho didn't send just this brand
An early morning tragedy occurred
in Norfolk. The man who was mur
dered had asked the wrong fellow if
it was hot enough for him.
How many young women did you
count , in the moonlight , with the pic
tures of black coat sleeves drawn
across the backs of white shirt waists ?
Secretary Taft returned to Wash
ington Saturday afternoon. He said
the trip out here had been pretty stren-
nous. He failed to mention in bis in-
tervlew with the Associated Press the
Give the weather man his due.
Every moustache has a beginning.
A bad beginning Is usually a bad
The small boy is commencing to
blow his head off.
What's the matter with Norfolk for
a summer resort ?
Don't you envy the boy who can go
swimming every day in the week this
kind of weather ?
The weather man said It would rain
and turn cold. Pretty wise old weath
er man , after all.
Nine times put of ten a man who
takes new styles of fireworks home to
his small son , insists on shooting the
things himself , "In order that the son
may not be injured. "
Robert Leo Dunn , the writer who
accompanied Secretary Taft through
Norfolk last week , has the leading
story in this month's Success. Ho
tells of travels with Roosevelt and
gives many .illustrations. Mr. Dunn
is said to be the best known campaign
photographer in the United States.
. Cut 'em out.
Mow the weeds.
A watch and a piano.
Chop 'cm down. Do it now.
A rr.z ? I" known by the weeds that
? aren't mown.
It doesn't require a microscope to
discover weeds along Norfolk streets
Norfolk needs paving above all
things ; particularly above Norfolk av-
Two candidates for Madison county
* offlocs liiivn IMMMI announced In
columns. They're both for the same
| office. To make things exciting , a
'ow other ofllces ought to bo looked
Everybody Is looking at the fringe *
of tall grass nnd weeds along Norfolk
Before she gets married
a girl ought i
to learn that to accept a gift Is not to I
except it. V
Norfolk nvenuo , after a rainy spell ,
Is the muddiest road In the county.
Paving would help some.
Fremont Herald : The Httlo town of
Albion boasts of a library of 2,000 vol- '
nines , nnd this means a great thing ,
[ or such a city.
It gets so that experts can spot
each bit of gossip nnd tell you in Just
what particular part of town it must
The Fourth of July a year ago killed
158 persons and injured 5,308.
Fremont Hill doesn't seem to regard f %
gard the Yankton & Southwestern
project as an uphill Job.
The days are getting shorter and
it will soon bo hustling the Nebraska
farmer to get his milking finished be
fore sundown ,
Frostbitten fingers should bo rubbed
in snow or very cold water. '
Boys are urged not to skate on the
Northfork , no matter how deep tbo
ice may freeze.
If the Tilden girl should win the
watch , would it bo a Waterbury ?
Valentino is having more than ita .
share of tragedies.
ATCHISON GLOBE SIGHTS.
The owner of false teeth usually
takes better care of them than a per
son who has the homo-grown variety.
After all , isn't the most aggravating
kind of a friend to have the ono who
edges up a little on you all the time ?
When you meet a man who shows
that he thinks he is as good as anyone ,
you may depend upon it that ho ia
inferior to most people.
You will observe that the man who
believes In ghosts always fears them
too much to pilot you to where you can
get a good look at one.
When a woman marries well , these
who1 dislike her account for it by re
peating with much emphasis , "Well ,
some men always were fools. "
If you have a friend , for heaven's
sake appreciate him. Friends are
mighty rare. The rarest blessing is
a friend who really admires you. i
Heaven will not suit the girls unless
the nectar and ambrosia are served at
a soda fountain with straws , a red
cherry and Veroulquo wafers as trim
The average man has Just enough
conceit to think he is the "bell cow. "
A good many people try to admin
ister forgiveness and punishment at
the same time.
A boy never catches a fish so small
he isn't proud to bo seen carrying it
up the street.
The rest of the world doesn't grieve
as much aa It should when an expert
makes a blunder.
It is one sign of a small town , and a
dead one , If an elocutionist can draw
a good house.
Put the most uncomfortable seats In
a house in the "reserved" section , and
a few people who think it is a sign of
poor breeding to sit in seats that are
lot reserved , will pay more to sit in
About all some men get for their
efforts to be dignified Is a reputation
of having the swell head.
When a fit Is coming to a man , the *
sooner he has it the sooner it will be
over , and out of the way.
The thoughtless person has the ad
vantage of the thoughtful ono whe
never has a happy thought.
An Atchlson woman always arranges
her work so she will have enough to
keep her good and busy when her hun-
band is at homo , so ho can see what a
slave she is.
Nothing looks quite so cheap as a
cheap satchel ,
An amateur gardener's tools usually
are superior to the garden ho raises.
If a woman misses her train , she is-
convinced the conductor is no gentle
When a woman who lives In a Httlo
town is "dressy , " she is very very-
Love may brighten the eye , as the
poet says , but it also has a tendency
to disarrange the hair. Cl
The oration In the morning is the
only Fourth of July noise which a boy
thinks should bo suppressed.
Ono of the surprises In the llfo era
a boy is to learn how people love him
when ho gets dangerously sick.
SpcftKhig of perfect self-co trol :
Tbnro Is the young man who can wear
"loud" shoes without looking nt his
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