The Norfolk weekly news-journal. (Norfolk, Neb.) 1900-19??, January 24, 1908, Page 4, Image 4
fto Norfolk Weekly News-Journal The Now * , KnUibllfihed. 1881. The Journal , Established. 187) . THE HU8E PUBLISHING COMPANY W. N. HCMI : N. A. I'rrildf'llt 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 BARKER'S PUNISHMENT. 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. _ _ _ NORFOLK , 'GATEWAY. 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 proud. 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. CARNEGIE DEFENDS EDUCATION 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 civilization. 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 tions. "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. BANQUET THE VISITORS. A number of Norfolk men and all at 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 Norfolk. Over the banquet board the spirit THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JOURNAL : FRIDAY , JANUARY 24 , 1908 of nolghborllnoss and better acquaint * mice could be aroused. It would mean much for both Norfolk and the visi tors. 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. ' FARE REFUNDING. 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 attention. 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 ter. 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. BLAME FOR LOWER WAGES. 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 ? BRYAN HAS TROUBLES. Mr. Bryan Is not yet out of the woods. A movement In the east has been organized to defeat him for the nomination. 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 velt. 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 stand. 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. HUGHES ALMOST OUT OF IT 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 Wll. 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 house. With Hughes partially eliminated , things begin looking better for the war secretary. Some predict his mak ing on the first ballot. KNOX WORKING UP SENTIMENT. 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 contributed. 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. ABOUT NORFOLK. 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 home. 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. ATCHISON GLOBE SIGHTS. 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 chance. 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. OPPOSE OHIOANS. 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 ministration. 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. DOGS AS POLICE. 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 day. day.A 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 meat. 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. PlOO Ilrunril , 100. The readers of this pnpor will be pleased to learn that there Is at least one dreaded disease that science tins been able to cure In nil Its stages , and that Is catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cure Is the only positive cure now known to the medical fraternity. Catarrh be ing a constitutional disease , requires a constitutional treatment. Hall's Ca tarrh Cure Is taken Internally , noting directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the system , thereby de stroying the foundation of the disease , and giving the patient strength by building up the constitution and as sisting nature In doing its work. The proprietors have so much faith In Its curative powers that they ofTolf one hundred dollars for any case tnat It falls to cure. Send for list of testimo nials , w Address : P. J. CHENEY & C ledo , o. Sold by druggists. 7Ec. Take Hall'u Family Pills for putlon.