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    fto Norfolk Weekly News-Journal
The Now * , KnUibllfihed. 1881.
The Journal , Established. 187) .
W. N. HCMI : N. A.
UTnyT' Hy in it'll per ycirr7TiTLcr.
ICntercd at the pontomce lit Norfolk.
Neb. , an second claim inatter.
Talophones : Editorial Department.
No. 22. MUBlnr.nH Olllco nnd Jnlj llooms ,
No. II 82
Governor Sheldon Is to bo commend
ed for steadfastly Insisting that the
law bo carried out In the case of Frank
Unrkcr , the double murderer who hang-
1 last Friday.
If former Governor Mickey had
nliown as much regard for the taw of
Nebraska In regard to murderers , Hlg-
Kins would never have been lynched
ut Bancroft.
Without regard to the merits of
capital punishment , the plain duty of
tire otato executives in the Darker
caao was to carry out th'o sentcncb
Imposed by the court.
capital punishment IB
So long as
provided pu the statute books , Just BO
lone ohould murderers BO sentenced ,
KO U the gallons.
"When the people repeal capital punIshment -
Ishmont , there'll' "bo time 'enough to
the present law.
_ _ _
Three 'different ' assemblies ot mon
brought delegations to Norfolk Mon
day from all over northern Nebraska.
.More nnd more is Norfolk proving a
magnet to the great territory out
around this > clty.
Norfolk , with Its location , Is the
gateway to one of the greatest regions
of fortllo nnd prosperous country In
the United States. Moro and more
this location Is proving the means of
centering the Interests of northern
Nebraska in Norfolk. And as the
years roll on , with a constantly Increasing -
< creasing development of this territory
Norfolk is bound to grow more and
more important as the center of a
great territory.
All north Nebraska , southern South
Dakota , the Black Hills and Wyoming
arc directly tributary to Norfolk.
That location , if taken advantage
of to the limit , is bound , one of these
days , to make Norfolk a city of which
its splendid constituency can be justly
All of this territory realizes that to
build a city in its own midst will work
benefit to the whole region. It Is but
natural that this whole territory does
and should feel pride in the growth ol
Norfolk , the gateway.
It Is satisfying that Andrew Carnegie
has come out with a letter replying tc
Richard T. Crane of Chicago , whc
recently asked Carnegie a number ol
questions and then charged that teclv
nlcal education was a waste of time
and money. Mr. Crane said that Mr
Carncglo might as well have thrown
his money into the ocean as to have
imllt a technical university with it.
Mr. Crane's ideas bordered on an
archy. They were "fernlnst" progress
and improvement. He claimed that a
man at the bench developed into a
better man than the technical school
graduate. But Mr. Carnegie has an
swered and ills statements bring satis
faction to those who believe that scien
tific research and study is the greatest
lever known for uplifting the world's
Mr. Carnegie's letter follows :
"Dear Mr. Crane : I have a little
time to devote to the defense of tech
nical education. I do not think it needs
any. It is speaking for Itself , and will
speak for itself , and even you will be
satisfied by and by that we are on the
right path. You asked me four ques
"To the first 1 answer that when I
started in business I did not know of
one technically educated mechanic ,
but several families in Pittsburg were
sending their young men to Troy , and
especially to Boston.
"One of them happened to be a rel
ative , and he lias made a great success
and Is a partner now in one of the
leading firms for special steels. 1 do
not believe that he would have achiev
ed this so rapidly had it not been for
his superior education. If I were in
business today the young man whom
1 would take Into my service would
be the most highly educated mechanic.
"This answers all four of your ques
tions , and I should like to ask you one
in return. The apprentice system Is
a thing of the past. What do you pro
pose as a substitute ? The best one ,
and the one better than the original ,
Is to give the instruction to the young
men In the technical schools.
"Hoping all this will be of use to
you and with the kind greetings of the
season , I am always your friend ,
"Andrew Carnegie.
A number of Norfolk men and all
visiting racemen were entertained
a banquet the other night in this city
by the Norfolk Driving association.
The plan successfully created new en
thusiasm for the racing circuit and
brought closer together the men of
Norfolk with their neighbors from sur
rounding towns. Such a plan would
not bo bad for every gathering In
this city of outside delegations.
If Norfolk would give a banquet
considerable number of
every time n
' for
strangers are assembled tog'tner
a slnglo purpose in the town , the re
sults would be gratifying. Better feel
ing would be brought about , not only
between Norfolk and Its neighbors
but alike among the business men of
Over the banquet board the spirit
of nolghborllnoss and better acquaint *
mice could be aroused. It would mean
much for both Norfolk and the visi
Strangers In a strange town always
measure and gauge the town by Im
pressions gained from comparatively
Insignificant Incidents , People who
enter a strange city and find no ac
quaintances , no friends , no warm cor
diality , go homo feeling that the com
munity at largo Is frosty. On the
other hand , people who are well treat
ed on a first visit , always remember
.ho occasion with satisfaction and al
ways carry a good warm spot in their
lioarts for that city.
It has been suggested that the busi
ness men of Norfolk could Individu
ally pay for their own plates nt such
banquets , and enough moro to pay for
th'o plates of the visitors. The Invest
ment would do much to bring people
of all this territory closer together.
Norfolk is getting to bo more and
moro n center for conventions and that
sort ot gatherings. More and moro the
city ought to take .pains to cordially
entertain the vlsltoVs. And this meth
od would prove an effective mcanfi
under all circumstances. '
Some complaint has" been made b'y '
Visitors in ibis city on the ground
that merchants who advertised as
members of the Norfolk Trade Promoters
meters association have not in all in
stances , paid railroad fares when .rail
road fares were due.
It Is to bo hoped , for the good of
the whole city and for the especial
good of the individual merchants , that
the matter of 'fare-refunding , as ad
vertised will always be given careful
By means of this fare-refunding plan
Norfolk merchants have worked out
an Idea which Is bound , If persistently
adhered tq , to bring Norfolk Into the
retail prosperity to which , by virtue
of its location , it Is entitled.
The plan has been successfully fol
lowed in many cities much larger than
Norfolk. No town Norfolk's size has
over been heard of which followed
the idea , because no town on earth
Norfolk's size has the territory to draw
from that Norfolk possesses.
Be it said to Norfolk's credit , there
is no town on earth this size that can
in any way rival Norfolk.
If adhered to persistently and ever
lastingly , this fare-refunding Idea is
bound to bring greatly Increased busl-
vess to the merchants of this city.
Having announced the plan , the
merchants of Norfolk , in justice to
themselves and the city , must live up
to their announcement to the very let
There Is no moral reasoning which
could argue that the out-of-town shop
per must explicitly declare that he or
she desires to have advantage of the
fare-refunding plan.
In every instance , the salesman
should make it a point to give the re
ceipts , whether they are asked for
or not.
This is only justice to the individ
ual stores and to the retail community
at large.
The Integrity of Norfolk's merchants
as a whole must be upheld by square
treatment. The advertising of the
association must be conscientiously
and aggressively lived up to , If the
town is to benefit and not suffer.
It is to be hoped , for the sake of
the individaul merchants as well as
for the common good , that there may
never be basis for such complaint
among out-of-town shoppers who come
here in good faith expecting , and en
titled to , absolutely fair treatment.
The railroads have come to the con
clusion that the greatest means in the
world of reaching the public mind and
driving effectually home any argu
ment , is through the dally newspaper.
And incidentally , through this means ,
they are putting up to last year's leg
islatures and railroad commissions a
nut to crack.
The following has just been Insert
ed in a number of metropolitan news
papers as a half-page advertisement :
In a published interview , the presi
dent of one of the larger western rail
road companies recently said :
"We do not anticipate any further
considerable decrease in gross earn
ings , but the net earnings of our lines ,
In common with those of nearly every
railroad in the country , will be more
or less unsatisfactory for some months
to come. Expenses for the time being
cannot be reduced sufficiently to meet
the reduced volume of traffic and the
many considerable rate reductions
which have been made.
"Wages are still on the high plane
of last spring and prices of materials
have not yet declined materially in
any direction , and not at all In most
'lues. The rate situation is still more
difficult , but it must soon be plain to
our friends in the legislatures and on
the railroad commissions ( If not al
ready so ) either that rates must be
high enough to permit profitable op
eration of the railroads , or that they
must assume the responsibility of forc
ing down the scale of wages for all
classes of railway employes.
"This responsibility lies with those
who control the rates , and not with
the railway officials. To restore the
3-cent rate of fare which existed a
year ago on all western lines would
he to add 50 per cent to the present
basic passenger rate. "
That argument , which is clearly set
forth in the above advertisement , is a
pretty strong appeal to labor. After
all , it argues , it is labor which will
suffer most because of the public's
saving of a third of Its fare. And the
argument furthermore cleverly pits
labor against the legislatures and the
railway commissioners who have been
chopping railroad rates.
Hut the above advertisement would
bo more effective If It were not for
the fact that telegrams from Chicago
are telling us how the Eric and other
roads are planning to reduce rates be
tween Now York and Chicago , of their
own accord , below the much discussed
present two-cent fare.
"If low rates arc going to reduce
wages of labor , what have the railroad
managers to say of their own acts In
making lower than necessary rates be
tween New York and Chicago ?
Mr. Bryan Is not yet out of the
woods. A movement In the east has
been organized to defeat him for the
On Thursday afternoon in New York
number of conservative democrats
who realize that Mr. Bryan can not
bo elected , will meet to discuss the
situation. Mr. Bryan , who is going
east , will bo told what these demo
crats think of the matter.
Stories to 'tho 'effect that Bryan has
recently declared lie Is willing to step
down anb out It one-third the dele-
gales at Denver deslro it , h vo been
denied , but slmlllar yarns keep , bob
bing up.
In spite of this eastern movement ,
however , the south is a unit for Bryan
and the south and the west will be
strong enough , it Is believed , to carry
the convention. The Minneapolis
Journal , which has been persistently
and consistently boosting Johnson , has
come to the conclusion that Bryan Is
going to win.
A careful round up of democratic
sentiment In the southern states dis
closes the almost absolute certainty
that those states will send delegates
to the Denver convention who will
support Bryan for the presidential
nomination , says that paper. In sev
eral of these states in fact , in pract
ically al of them there is consider
able sentiment for Governor Johnson
of Minnesota , but it will hardly be of
sufficient Importance to result in del
egates unless there should be a radi
cal change of alignment within the
next sixty days.
In a number of the southern states
Johnson would have a part of the del
egates if there should be no unit rule ,
but since the unit rule is almost in
variably adopted in democratic conven
tions the chances seem to be that this
Johnson sentiment will not be able to
show Itself In delegates. The states In
which there Is active opposition to
Bryan are Texas , Louisiana , Alabama ,
North Carolina , Virginia , Maryland ,
Kentucky and Tennessee. Bryan's pro
posal to Senator Culberson that Cul-
berson accept second place on the dem
ocratlc ticket this year wll be counted
upon once It is widely known to line
up the southern conservatives.
During the past two weeks the Jour
nal correspondent has been at some
pains to sound democratic members of
the house and senate from southern
tates on the presidential situation.
These men with the understanding that
they were not to be quoted , were willIng -
Ing to talk freely. Singularly enough ,
almost two-thirds of them are person
ally opposed to the nomination of
Bryan , and would be glad of a chance
to support Governor Johnson. They say
however , that the condition of party
sentiment in their respective states is
such as to make it unsafe for them
even to let it be generally known that
they are against Bryan. The common
people are nearly nil for him , and pub
lic men would take their political lives
In their hands at this time by falling
to drift along with this Bryan tide
This situation is very similar to the
one which for a long time has prevail
ed in the republican party so far as
congress is concerned. Perhaps two-
thirds of the republicans in both
houses are at heart opposed to Roosevelt
velt and all his major policies , but so
strong is the hold which the president
has on the common people , not only
of the republican party , but of all
parties , that this opposition has not
shown itself on the surface. It is very
much in evidence behind the closed
doors of committee rooms and in the
cloak rooms of the two houses , but
officially all the republican members
have always been strongly pro-Roose
In both cases it is fear that has made
cowards of these men. The democrats
who oppose Bryan are just as afraid
to let the fact of their opposition be
come public property ns the republi
cans who oppose Roosevelt are afraid
to tell the country where they really
The net result of this democratic
situation seems to foreshadow Bryan
delegates from all the southern states ,
under the unit rule , altho it Is Just
possible that something may turn up
later which may change the situation.
The presidential boom of Governor
Hughes in New York seems to have
lost heavily in the recent second fail
ure of the county republican commit
tee In New York City to endorse his
candidacy. It Is predicted by many
politicians , and particularly Taft men ,
that Hughes will not now have the
New York delegation.
The refusal of Hughes to become a
candidate In the genuine sense of the
term has boon the cause for a falling
off of sentiment in his favor. Ho has
taken a rather Indifferent attitude ,
an attitude so passive that little en
thusiasm could bo aroused In his be
half. To the friends who have gone
to him to insist that ho enter the race ,
he has given no word of encourage
ment other than to sny that ho would
not become an active candidate. Ho
lias shown himself such an extremist
In paying no attention to the rising
boom that his candidacy has not swept
the country by fire.
Hughes has taken the stand that if
the country needed him for the presi
dency , the country would make him
and he would assume the responsib
ility with its labor. Ho would not
play second fiddle by taking the vice
presidency. Ho would not thank any
man or set of men for being instru
mental in making him president. If
he were made president , ho would con
sider it altogether by virtue of his
own merits nnd not duo to any other
man or men on earth ,
And so , since the New York del
egation will be composed of men ,
and since tbo Chicago convention will
bo composed of m.en who , in making
presidential candidate will want a
little sign of appreciation , it would
appear that Hughes , In this attitude so
devoid of human Interest , will have a
hard row to hoe If he gets anywhere.
Twice the republican county com
mittee In New York City has 'failed
to endorse Hughes. And many be-
llevo that this ' puts' ' him altogether
out of the running.
It was last week that the second fail
ure was recorded. Perhaps one dele
gate expressed the sentiment which
kept back the endorsement when he
said :
"I want to know If Gov , Hughes will
accept if he Is Indorsed and , second ,
If ho stands for the national republi
can platform and if he intends to be a
corporate part of the republican
party. "
The real foundation of the Hughes
boom in the state of New York has
been the antagonism of republicans
there to the president. That was why
they wanted Hughes In the first place
merely to slap the president by op
posing Taft. But now they have come
to the conclusion , some of them , that
Hughes would' merely bo another
Roosevelt In disposition a ruler moro
arbitrary than a czar and running the
ranch by means of the big stick. For
it will be recalled that Hughes did
several things while governor last
winter in the big stick way. He
ousted men who were really In no
way guilty of violating their trusts ,
merely because he demed them in
competent. And many claim that he
refused to sign the two-cent faro bill
for the simple reason that he did not
want to have anything interfere with
his pet measure , the public utilities
Tlughes has been regarded by many
as an Icycle. And yet at that New
York has preferred him to Roosevelt ,
feeling that it is better to have a. ores-
dent with a cool head and hot feet
than a president with cold feet and a
lot head. These people have admir
ed Hughes for refusing to take dicta
tion from Roosevelt in regard to state
affairs , but it is now dawning that
perhaps , once In the white house , he
would exercise the same arbitrary
power that they object to in Roosevelt.
And so they have twice refused to
endorse him , and many believe him
now out of the race.
It is even predicted that Taft will
have the New York delegation , in
whole or in part. For Taft went down
to New York the other day and made
some friends. He is more human. He
is big and fat and good natured. lie
Is not carrying around a big stick and
he Is not an Icyclo. He Is between
both Roosevelt and Hughes. Ho has
diplomacy and tact that perhaps neith
er of those two possess and yet he has
a brain that Is as big and broad as any-
body's. Taft will be a president , if
nominated and elected , of a conserva
tive type rather than a radical. He
will stand for wholesome law-lnforce-
ment but he will not In any sense be
be a menace to the prosperity of the
United States. And after all , while
he is , it Is true , the choice of Roosevelt
velt , Taft would , his friends believe ,
be Taft and nobody else when it comes
to conducting the affairs of the white
With Hughes partially eliminated ,
things begin looking better for the
war secretary. Some predict his mak
ing on the first ballot.
Senator Philander C. Knox of Penn-
sylvarla , who has about as much
chance to be nominated for president
ao has Senator Foraker of Ohio , Is
working the press agent game to a
finish in an effort to arouse sentiment
In favor of Knox.
The News Is In receipt of the follow
ing "news' " story , sent out through
the malls by the Knox press agent ,
which , once it is realized the matter
comes from that source , explains its
own mission.
Washington. A bill of tremendous
importance to hundreds of thousands
of railway employes throughout the
country has been Introduced In the
senate by Senator Philander C. Knox ,
of Pennsylvania , and is now under con
sideration by the Judiciary Committee
of that body. The bill is designed to
take the place of the employers' lia
bility law which was declared uncon
stitutional by the supreme court of
the United States.
The Knox bill makes all railroads
engaged In Interstate commerce liable
to their employes for Injury Incurred
In service , and to their heirs In the
event of a fatal accident. The fellow-
servant doctrine Is overturned by the
Knox bill nnd the itilo of contributory
negligence Is greatly modified. Un
der its terms the mere fact that an
employe Is Injured or killed through
the negligence of a fellow employe
Iocs not relieve the employer from re
sponsibility. Nor does contributory
ujgllgenco bar an Injured employe ,
'rom claiming damages. It merely
esscns the amount of damage In pro
portion to the percentage of negligence
Under the terms of this bill no con-
ract of employment , Insurance , relief
benefit , etc. , can constitute a bar or
lefcnso to any action brought to re
cover damages for personal injuries
or death. Mr. Knox is looked upon as
one of the great lawyers of the coun
try and it is believed that in his bill
10 has met all of the objectlqns raised
to the former law by the supreme court.
HO believes that the railroad men deserve -
serve this greater consideration from
tlielr employers and ho has stated that
he proposes fo urge this bill to vote
ut the earliest feasible Utne.In dis
cussing his bill Senator Knox snld :
"I have drawn this bill with a , view
to meeting the objections of the supreme
premo court to the former la\v. Con
gress will be obliged to take up thje
question1 , for the'men employed upon
the railroads are entitled to a more
humane law than that now * In effect.
The bill 1 have drawn , will , I believe
prove effective , but I am not irrevoc
ably committed to its phraseology. Per
sonally , I will welcome all suggestions
bearing upon the subject and I feel
sure that from this and other bills
that will be referred to the Judiciary
Committee , the Committee will be
able to report a bill entirely satlsfact-
ary and that will stand the test of the
courts. "
Edward A. Hoseley , secretary of the
Interstate Commerce Commission , is
very much in favor of the Knox bill.
In discussing It he said :
"By lawyers who heard the decision
of the supreme court this bill ot Sena
tor Knox is said to completely cure
the fault found in the law that was de
clared unconstitutional. The Knox
bill is in the line with the senator's
action heretofore. He has always been
heartily In sympathy with efforts to
ammelioratc conditions surrounding
labor. While Attorney General he in
troduced an innovation by which the
United States was allowed to inter
vene in a private suit to sustain the
validity of a statute. That case was
what is known as the 'Johnson case
and the action of the Department of
Justice , of which Senator Knox was
then the head , resulted in having the
statute declared valid and practically
revived. His action then resulted in
the enforcement of the safety appli
ance act and recent statistics show
that thereby deaths and Injury to em
ployes engaged In train service and in
coupling and uncoupling cars have not
increased , while other accidents have
largely Increased. "
It is not difficult to see that Knox Is
making an appeal for the employe's
support. It matters little whether or
not his bill ever gets to first base the
fact that he has drawn It up Is enough
to build the "telegrams" on. And thus
the press agent tries and tries to get
free advertising for his champion
advertising upon which to build a pres
idential nomination.
Governor Hughes takes the attitude
of silence. Knox goes to the other ex
treme and is so free in explaining his
position that he causes a loss of con
fidence at the very outset.
O'Neill Frontier : Norfolk passed
the week without a shooting scrape.
The Stanton Picket advocates the
erection of a commodious and substan
tial city hall in Stanton.
Stanton Register : The Norfolk
News lias put In an embossing and
engraving department and this step
will add to the popularity of that wor
thy enterprise.
Stanton Register : The racing cir
cuit meeting will be held at Norfolk
next Monday. Madison has already
fixed the date of their fair , which will
be the second week hi September.
The Stanton fair ought to be the first
week In September.
Nebraska City Press : It is told on
a Norfolk woman that she Is so con
trary she could float up stream. Nor
folk Is the place where a woman shot
her husband , because he wouldn't walk
home with her. If you're a lady ol
Norfolk you may be as contrary as
you please , but if you happen to be a
man , it's a different story.
The Commercial club will take
freight rates in an effort to bring
them down.
Why can't people let a woman's haii
grow blacker and blacker , whenever
It chooses , without commenting upon
the transformation ?
"I'm going to stop my paper , " said
a subscriber eighty-five years old , yes
terday , "because you're not printing
enough Thaw trial details. "
Things generally even up. A Nor
folk girl , envious of passengers In n
passing automobile , said she wished
they'd fall out. At that moment , Ir
her excitement , she fell over back
wards in her chair.
Bought your garden seeds ?
Monday was cut out to order foi
Norfolk and Norfolk's guests.
A very exclusive "Haven't Had the
Grip" club might be organized.
The small boy will soon be holding
up those two fingers If this keeps on
Grace Cameron , who comes to Nor
folk Saturday night , Is a Falls City
girl , but clever for all that.
One bunch of men In Norfolk Mon
day were planning how to make
horses go faster than ever nnd an
other planned to keep the animals nt
One volume of Three Weeks has
arrived In Norfolk , It Is said. . And by
the way , now do you know what T
W meant ? Some women professed -
ed they didn't , nt the time.
What fun would the Thaw trial be ,
anyway , If Evelyn's testimony couldn't
be made public ? But then it didn't
make any difference to Jerome he
would have been Inside , anyway.
could lead a grand march
with Burt Mapes right behind to fall
back on.
People who arc well enough to com
plain because It .hasn't . been In the
paper that they're sick , are on the
road to recovery.t , . '
If there's any one thing more , than
another that , will , spur a mat ) to get
ting down town early In the morning ,
It Is knowledge that u woman jn the
neighborhood Is .keeping tabs on this
feature , jOf his .schedule. And they d
that , too. ,
There's a good deal In heredity , af
ter all. Little Wllhelmlna Koenig-
atoln , daughter of 'the county attorney ,
Is already a graceful waltzcr. And
there aren't many waltzers on earth
that can beat either her mother or
her father at It.
The News Is going to Install a new
feature headed : "On the Well And
Strong List. " It would read some
thing like this : "Fred Koerber Is
among the few who have not yet fal
len victims to the grip. Gus Kuhl has
experienced no attack'ot hay fever
this winter.And that would pretty
nearly be the size of the list
Crelghton Liberal : Crelghton sent
two delegations to Norfolk Monday of
which it is justly proud it's band and
it's fire department.
School authorities are introducing
many different fads in the educational
line in order to improve the minds of
the scholars but when reality is spread
before you there Is nothing more ben
eficial than discipline. Those two or
ganizations prove this. The fire de
partment has preserved an active or
ganization here for nearly fifteen
years. Nothing keeps this organiza
tion intact but discipline. They have
strict laws and they are lived up to.
The band Is even more remarkable.
Some young fellows In that organi
zation can hardly ever seem serious ,
but as soon as they get In the practice
room everything Is business.
Leader DeForest , while not having
had the opportunities some band mas
ters secured , yet has moulded that or
ganization so that any town of this
size might be proud of them.
This is written before the boys make
their exhibit at Norfolk , but we are
not afraid to go on record that the
people of the Junction city will get an
agreeable surprise.
Osmond Republican : On Christmas
day In Norfolk , another tragedy almost
took place , when Mrs. H. F. Barnhart
shot her husband , H. F. Barnhart , in
the fleshy part of the leg , the bullet
lodging in the knee bone. The Barn-
harts were formerly residents of Os-
mand and here they have many friends
who regret this unfortunate affair.
Osmond Republican : There seems
to be a growing sentiment abroad
looking to the placing of "the lid on"
in nearly all towns In this part of the
state. Norfolk has notified her saloon
men that the lid must be shut down
tight in the future or there will be
something doing. Here in Osmond
there is a growing sentiment that will
ultimately not only put the lid on but
will go a step further and put the
lights out of the open saloon. The
Republican will be glad to open Its
columns for the discussion ot this
question , so long ns the discussion is
carried on in a gentlemanly spirit.
The finest household furniture In
the world will look poor and tired out
when piled in a mover's wagon.
A man may have some liberties
when he is single , but after ho Is mar
ried ho Isn't free to add as much as
a tin can to his environment.
We are all struggling forcibly for
fame and money , and will not stop
for anything except to abuse those
who have already succeeded in acquir
ing that which we are seeking.
It is impossible for parents to please
their children. If the children are
Indulged , they will lay all their failures
to early Indulgence. If the parents
are strict with the children , they will
complain that they never had a
The most disagreeable thing in life
is the Afterwards. A man who drinks
champagne for the effect , has a tough
time with his head Afterwards. If he
hears a compliment that pleases him ,
he Is sure to hear something After
wards that will be all the more dis
agreeable , because of the compliment.
So-far as wo know , there is nothing
that has not that word Afterwards In
It , and It is always disagreeable.
An amateur entertainment is not the
delight to the disinterested In the
audience that it used to be. Little
babies , scarcely able to totter alone ,
now get up on the stage and lisp out
a "piece , " or attempt a song , with no
more fear than if at homo with their
mothers. The child that fidgeted ,
rolled Its eyes in agony of terror , lost
the lines nnd then stood stock still ,
frozen too stiff with fear to move , la a
Joy of the past. The children who rnU
tlo off their pieces with the Draroii
assurance of n parrot , nro not In the
delightful , home-made , old-faBhlonetl
amateur class.
Habit IB a great thing. An Atchlsou
young couple who went together for
aovon years got married recently.
Instead of taking n wedding trip ,
they moved Into their now home. They
wore married In the morning nnd spent
their first evening together In their
now homo. They aat around the parlor -
lor until the clock struck ten. The
young man arose , put on his hat , nnd
hurried out of the door. Ills brldo
had to follow him out the door and
call him back to remind him that ho
didn't ' have to leave. For 305 times 7
ho had been leaving In Just that way
and ho had momentarily forgotten that
there was a Difference.
Most people will admit that agents
who call upon them with schemes are
a mi I Ban co nnd any Information tend
ing to showhow they may best be dis
posed of will bo 'of 'Intcrcsti1 We fl
heard a bright life Insurance agent
say today that the hard man to work
was th quiet man , who listens re
spectfully to the ngont's story , and
said nothing. If a man Interrupts
with questions , ho gives the agents
something to talk about , but , If let
alone , the agent will soon run himself
down. Then , having heard Uio entire
story , It Is-easy to say that you'have
heard everything. If you say this too
early , the agent will say you have not
heard him out.
Won't Give Up Fight to Place Admin
istration Men In PoGtofflces ,
Washington , Jan. 18. President
Roosevelt and Secretary Taft have
picked up the gauntlet thrown down
by Senators Foraker and Dick. They
have decided to send in the nomina
tion ! } of men friendly to the adminis
tration and let the senate continue re
jecting them if it so desires. There
was an important conference at the
white house last night. The partici'
pants were the president , Secretary
Taft and Postmaster General Meyer.
The latter's presence accentuates the
fact that he now has control of post-
office patronage Instead of First As
sistant Postmaster General Hitchcock.
As a result of the conference It Is
understood that the president Is deter
mined to send in four other names of
men of good character and standing.
Senators Foraker and Rick now con
trol three-fourths of the federal office
holders of Ohio , and consequently their
objection to the confirmation of nom
inations made by the president ap
pears ridiculous to officials of the ad
The senate naval committee Is mak
ing a quiet inquiry Into the question
of the naval administration , and pro
poses to recommend that only line of
ficers be assigned to the command ot
naval vessels. This will force the
president to rescind his recent order
assigning a naval surgeon to command
the hospital ship Relief.
There is no disposition in either
house to pass the public land reform
bills which the president sought last
year , and which lie proposes to seek
during the present session.
Animals Brought From Ghent , Belgi
um , All Trained.
New York , Jan. 18. The training
of the police dogs brought from Ghent ,
Belgium , has so far progressed that
they will be put out on post next Mon
A problem which had to be solved
was to provide a muzzle which would
enable them to hold a prisoner with
out tearing him to pieces , permit the
dogs to drink and prevent them from
eating anything , such as poisoned
Deputy Commissioner Woods said
today that the first thing the dogs had
lo learn was Implicit obedience to a
man in uniform , and to make friends
readily with policemen. To accom
plish this the deputy took to the ken
nels policemen from various station
houses , who were put out to work
with the dogs. The dogs were taught
to keep close to the men and not to
wander away , no matter what calls
there might be.
To teach the methods of criminals ,
policemen in plain clothes were hidden
behind trees and poles , nnd when the
policeman In uniform came along ho
was attacked. The dogs quickly
learned to defend the policemen , hold
ing his assailants fast until ordered
to release them. If the fugitives tried
to run away , the dogs learned to trip
them up and then hold them.
The dogs on post will wear blan
kets of waterproof canvas to shelter
them from the rain or snow. They do
not need protection from the cold.
The dogs are fed on dog biscuit with
a little meat and many vegetables. If
their work proves satisfactory , many
will be added to the force to cover the
outlying districts of the city.
The want ads. can help you to find a
tenant who never defaults In the rent.
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