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T11K NORFOLK WBKKLY NKWS-JOrKXAIi. KKIDAV. , J.\NTAKY 20 , 1811.
The NoifOlk Weekly News-Journal
Tlio NOWH , EHttibllHhcd 1881.
The .louriml , Established 1S77.
THE HU8E PUBLISHING COMPANY
W , N. Huso N. A. HUHO ,
fivcry Friday , lly innll per year , $1.50.
Entered nt ( lie poHtolllce t Norfolk ,
Neb. , IIH scceHid class matter ,
Telephone's : Eelltorlnl Department
No , 2'2. BuslnoRH Olllcu iitul Job HOOIIIH ,
A burglar usually ninkoH tlio homo
run after ho reaches tlio pi a to.
This Lorlinor scnnelnl Is not HO
much a question of who got ( ho goods
na who shipped them.
Three fires In Tammany Hall in a
week. Probably someone trying to
junokc out the grafters.
Tlio demoi'ratlc Idea of the tariff
wall IH that It Hliall greiw higher us
tliu latitude grows lower.
It lookH IIH though Attorney General
Wlckersham got the water a little too
liot for tlio hath tub trust.
In Adams county , O. , the exercise
of the franchise ban been developed
into a money making Industry.
Steel Trust Head Fntroll rose from
peddler to president. The first stei
up the ladder Is overalls and dlrtj
A Philadelphia pastor asked lib pee
pic not Jo cough In church , but w <
hope he said nothing about not cough
Springfield , HI. , has fallen Into tin
line of progressive cities which have
adopted the commission form of gov
Andrew Carnegie's Income Is estl
mated at $25,000,000 a year. No wonder
dor he wants to be at peace with al
Sir. Carnegie Is getting up a hymi
of peace , but the nations , like otht
choirs , can't agree who shall have th
A revival of poetry Is reported I :
England. A strict quarantine shouli
bo observed lest this country suffe
The tirst Chinese parliament at
Journcd January 11. If loyal to th
wash tub , the members can get're
fleeted all right.
The tariff commission workers me
nt Washington , Thursday , but 398 cot
grcssmen may say they can divide on
.pork barrel unaided.
The oldest English train accordln i
to the London Sketch is the one mi
nlng from Brighton to London , whic
is sixty-nine years old.
The Adams county , Ohio. , vote bu ;
ers say they will tar any reporter wh
comes to write them up. They war
company in color evidently.
The price of eggs is dropping , an
the solemn rebuke wo addressed t
ti > e haughty egotism of the chluke
coop must have hail effect.
All the railroad men of Portugi
have struct ; , but the passengers ca
get to their destinations on time
they are not afraid to walk.
They are now getting after the 1
percent a month loan sharks , but tl :
tingerllngs'and other small fry nun
be taught to keep close In shore.
Ciovernor Dlx of New York says. I'
will keep his Hands off the legist
ture , but some other people are moi
bothered In restraining their feet.
The Rock Island road agent rejolci
over 0,000,000 dry farming acres
Colorado , but nearly every state hi
that amount of prohibition territory.
The lawyers arguing before the s
preme court can't agree what a mo
opoly is. Our want columns Indlca
that a good cook Is a modern instanc
Connecticut's governor wants avl
tion laws , but the legislature will tit
its time fully occupied with the sii
committed on the surface of the cart
President Taftis , to have a portrr
by a .Munich artist , while 5,000,000
our girls who have taken painting Ie
sons are sitting around witli notlili
The Atlantic licet could not get 1
the defenders in the naval war gnu
but If the bleachers could have rcac
cd the umpire , it might bavo been d
Foraker says wo have a right
fortify the canal. Uncle Sam Is i
against the hard alternative as
whether guns or lawyers are the mo >
The -house passed Tuesday a $4
000,000 pension bill. As Preside >
Tnft was preparing to save $18,000,0
congress feels something must
The government says the oil tri
restrains trade. The same char
'tould ' be brought against those Mgh-
leaded , Huffy-haired clerks In .tome
if the Mores.
We hope Andrew Carnegie's Intti
latlonal court will take up llalvV
anos for organ grinding , and Grniei-
or peddling fruit without a license
The prince of Mnnaco hands out
constitution to hi * subjects. Thin
vonld bo costly for the taxpayer. If It
I Id n't happen that .Monte Carlo was
One of tlio really humorous and ex-
'codlngly ' human things about It Is
hat the people who haven't any In-
'ome ' are all enthusiastic supporters
nf an Income tax.
The commercial reports say conll-
lonco Is gaining. This means that
tlio piles of gold and sliver on the
stock market's green cloth will soon
bo growing higher.
President Taft rebukes Commander
Sims , who made a radical pro-Hrltish 1
speech. When ho goes to dinner he
should put his feet under the table In
stead of In his mouth.
The statues for the Pennsylvania
capltol arc to bo draped. There has
always boon an unwillingness to lot
the people know the naked truth
about the cost of this building.
Every voter of BHltown , O. , Is ells
franchlsed. Why bother about oleC'
tlon day , when they are disfranchised
every day In the year from having
any say about the housekeeping ?
Jimmy Ward , 18-year-old aviator
has Just won a $5,000 prize at Charles
ton , S. C. , for circling fortifications
That will soon be handy to pay lei
perpetual care of his cemetery lot.
The Canada reciprocity commission
crs arrive at Washington. Probablj
they will give us at least an invlta
tion to the ice carnival in return foi
access to the world's best market.
The new reform rules are belli !
used to tie up congress. The chic
purpose of the rules anyway is to dl
vert congress' attention so that the ;
shall forget there's business to bi
With all these changes In the sen
ate , will the old senatorial courtes ,
still bo limited to the members of tha
body , or will it also extend to the otl :
er 90,000,000 people of the Unltei
A recruiting officer in the Unite <
States navy who has rejected man
people for color blindness says it i
his observation that most of the me
i who suffer from color blindness hav
i brown eyes.
There was a $2il,000,000 ; lire los
In the United States and Canada las
year. Everyone is taxed to pay till
. hill , although most people regard car
about lire needless . if you have It
The chewing teibacco now sold i
rotten , said Justice Hnrlan , in th
tobacco cases Tuesday. The ceiui
seems to know where the grocer
parliament got its inspiration , for big ;
The divers find evidence that th
Maine was blown up from the insidi
says a dispatch. Anyone who sa ; ;
'that ' under the temperatures pivuu
ing in 1908 would soon have neede )
to remove his coat.
10 Peary got within a mile of the pol
says Computer Mitchell to the nous
committee. It Is quite likely that tli
top of Alt. McKinley was not moi
than a mile higher than where D
1C Cook took his photographs.
A recent medical congress at Hall
more attended by the best physlciai
of the country attributed the alarinlr
es mortality among children to the igno )
In ' ance of parents. This is a severe co '
dcmnation , but undoubtedly deserve '
The American sailors from the tie
in- which is cruising In European wate
inm having to Lo
mla - are an opportunity sec
don anel Paris this winter with no e
ponse to themselves except their cii
fare about the cities. It is an envl
la bio opportunity.
ns Telegraphy is being taught in tl
Carlisle Indian school , with tlio ho ]
that Indians will be willing to take 11 ,
lit sltions at the more remote and Ion
eif ! ly western stations where It Is almo
: impossible to induce a white man
Greek is gradually being dethrom
by from Its high place .in the colle
10 , curriculum. Even Oxford , that mo (
conservative of seats of learning , h
llf- recently been recommended by Its n
visory council to make Greek option
in the work leading to a B. A. degree
up Switzerland , tlio oldest modern i
to public , is the lirst to take a posltl
re stop to reduce its armaments. Win
ever money is saved through mllltn
economy will bo devoted to edncatlc
lO- al advancement. Every Swiss boy
nt a trained soldier before ho leaves 1
100 class room.
The next eventful day on the cak
dar Is groundhog day. Slowly t
ist stormy January days with cold a :
ge snow are working the public up to t
] ire | > iT pitch of expectancy for the day
j which will tk'tlde beyund all doubt
| Jim ! how much longer old winter' *
Dr. U'lloy wants to extend the pur. '
food law to apply It ) shoo leather ,
which ho thinks contains too much
glnco.se. This Is an excellent Idea
If food prices continue to rice we sha'l
soon lie fating our old shoe ? and It
will he a comfort to know they con-
t.'iln no harmful adulteration.
One agricultural paper actually
turns from the utilitarian value of the
auto on the farm to remark that the
wife and family get much comfort by
Its use. It Is refreshing to have some-
j one remember that the occupants of
the farm have the same capacity for
enjoying luxuries that Is recognized In
their city i datives.
! In Colorado beauty Is regatded as
a material asse't and protected by law.
' A manufacturing company was forbidden -
den to use the water of a stream be-
cause sur-h would destroy the waterfall -
fall and grove below the town. In
giving Its decision the court asked ,
"Must scenic beauty disappear because
cause it has no appraised cash value ? "
Tlio Young Men's Christian assocla-
t tlon lias had another record year In its
growth which is shown concretely In
the number and value of the new
' buildings added to its equipment In 1
' the past twelve months. These num-
" her sixty-one and cost over $6,000,000.
' The Influence for good exercised by
' this organization cannot be estimated I
, or measured.
The forest service has just com
pleted an estimate of the loss to the
nation by the forest llrcs in Idaho and
r Montana last August. It places the
figures at Tnore than six billion feet
board measure , or nearly one-flftietli
of the total amount of national forest
timber. The service is asking for n
more generous appropriation witli
which to ward against a recurrence
of these national conflagrations.
* " "
" The American banking and currency
system , Secretary MacVeagh says , Is
] a panic breeding system , whereas
* every other great national bankliif
and currency system Is panic prevent
Ing. We have no system of reserves '
our banking system destroys them. I :
concentrates in New York what arc
it pretended to be reserved and thei
forces the New York banks to lend t <
Wall street speculators. This Is t
strong condemnation , surely.
A Nebraska farmer has made him ,
self an automobile which won firs
jg prize in a Hastings carnival. Tin
wheels are from a worn out binder
cg the motor is a three and a half horsi
power stationary engine , the body ii
from an old wagon , the steering whee .
is is the brake wheel of a freight car
t the chains and remaining parts an
Is from farm machinery. The car epee
e rates successfully and Is a. most nsefu ,
uvehicle. . It lacks some of'the eleganc <
and style of a late model , but get
there just the same.
ie A recent visitor to Lisbon describe !
rt [ 'resident Braga of Portugal as beyom
y question the most remarkable man l
l ! Europe today. He was greatly lit
loved as a college professor and wn
, Hie unanimous choice of the people t
ie pieside over the destinies of the nee \
e , republic. He not only rules bi
d reigns In the hearts of the people. H
il- is the author of an elaborate histor
d of Portugal and his more receti
j works on. Portuguese law indicate noi
eminently fitted he Is for his preseti
° > position. He is also a poet of som ,
re There Is an immense amount c
ir. "back to the farm" talk which is idl 1
and fruitless. The man who cannc
earn a comfortable living in the cit
tl * rarely has any money to buy oven
118 small plot of land and the necessar
'B Implements , stock , etc. , to start su
rcessfnlly on It. Spreckles takes
'n' most sensible attitude in this matte
' ' and suggests the co-operation of car
talists and philanthropists in the e
tabllslunent of a fund for the pnrchas
' of tillable land , the eTectlon of house
iy. and purchase of Implements , etc. , an
arranging terms for reselling them I
settlers on easy terms. Mr. Spreckle
. would offer men opportunities luster
I of advice. They are far more val
jle able. Both In Europe and Canae !
such plans have been worked succes
THE NORFOLK SPIRIT.
The "Norfolk" spirit was manifei
the other night at the annual meetlr
of the Commercial club. There seei
ej ( ed to be a general feeling that tl
day of the knocker had passed and tl
it tlmo Is at hand when Norfolk , all t
gother , is going to do tilings. Orga
lj. ( i/atlon , It was pointed out , was tl
There was a sentiment that Norfo
ejtight to be a city of 10,000 poop
ro within the next five years. And If tl
ve "Norfolk" spirit gets going so th
at- everybody Is talking about the ge
iry graphical location of this town and 1
many advantages , that 10,000 Is bom
THE WEST SHOULD ADVERTIS
The fact that the middle west hi
li not gained In population as fast ;
line the manufacturing centers of the ea
nd must indicate to the cites of this ag :
ho cultural region that only by the acqi
sltlcin of Industrial enterprises can.
they hope to attain any great growth
oiul this Industrial animation will not
i-oi'i' : of ItM'lf without uoino organ
ized Hasten.atlc concent rated effort on j
tin- part of the mlddltwest. . ,
Tl tight Kind of advertising of
ttu' whole fertile tenltoiy bi'twoon '
the Mississippi river and the UorUy
mountain ? must reported to If this
region Is to develop as Its richness
would sci'in to Justify. The opportuni
ties offered and the' advanlauos of es-
tabllshlng manufacturing plants lie'res
where the raw mate-rial Is dene at
hand and tlio e'onsumurs prosperexis ,
must bei brought to the- attention of
the prospective e-aptalns eif Industry
before they can he exported te > become
Interested In this Hold.
Thousands eif people have be'en ell-
vorte'd frenn certain parts of the coun
try to other states notably to Canada
and Texas by the more force of adver
tising. The west can follow this
plan with equally good results If It
will spend a fenv thousands of dollars
on the effort.
Each state in tills section could well
afford to appropriate $100,000 to bo
used to adve-rtlse anel attract any In
dustries nnel _ ne'w cltl/e'iis ami Hit'
present. Nebraska legislature will not
be elolng justice to the state and its
people if they fall to make some pro
vision of tills sort.
PARCELS POST IS COMING.
The suggestion ef ) the' president and
of the postmaster general for a par-
eels post experiment has been ght'ti
the endorsement of the senate coin-
mittee , which has reported a bill for
testing the scheme for a year on such
inral routes as the postmaster general
' may designate. The plan Is for a
limited parcels post , allowing postmasters -
masters to accept packages for ele-
5 livery on rural routes out of Ills otilce.
L The News bolleves the parcels post
1 is coming anil tliat , like the rural
' route , it is coming to stay. The plan
1 lias proven eminently successful in
1 foreign countries anel there Is a genu-
2 ine demand among the people of
j America for it today.Ve do not be
lieve that it will work injury to the
country merchant if he will take ad
vantage of its facilities.
T l The limited- plan to be tried , for in
stance , will be of positive benefit tei
the country merchant. It will permit
him , at those towns where the scheme
is put into operation , to deliver pack
ages to farmers by mail which IK
can not deliver today at all. A farm
er may telephone to the grocer in
town , order eleven pounds of sugai
and have it delivered at his door the
. next morning for a very small cost
t It will help both the farmer and the
e merchant , making It easier to do busi
t' ness all around.
e ! In Europe farmers .deliver jars ol
s butter and even chickens by parcels
.j post. Some farmers there never cal
Pj on their town customers except once
e'a e' year to renew contracts. Even mon
, . keys are sent by parcels post in Ger
,1 many. In that country more than 10 (
0 pounds can be sent In this way am
s hundreds of thousands of packages
are s nt in tills system each year.
In America the present postage
el lati-s are so arranged as to induce
tl people not to send packages by mail
n' ' It costs -sixteen cents a pound , whlcl
5- forces the public to use express ser
3 vice and the express companies an
o charging exorbitant rates , at that ,
iv It is a peculiar thing that It is pos
t'sible ' to send parcels into the Unitee
* States today from a foreign land , o
y. to a foreign land from the Unitee
it States , up to eleven pounds in weight
! but there is a ban on the system with
it in the United States.
e The express companies will he ai
fected adversely , but the country met
chant will not be hurt. Ho will no
'f.be put at anj' elisadvantage as com
° pared with city mail order" house ?
Jt And he might as well prepare to tak
y j advantage of the new system , for It'
on the way.
c- AROUND TOWN.
How's ye > ur coal been ?
We're going ( o race again this yeai
January's more than half over. An
spring gets here in March.
De Sylva may be able to pitch has
. balls but he can't nirn lead halls ver
welj. He's a better backstop at tha
If the weather man will keep rlgli
on sifting out the snow before thos
storms get here , we'll stand the col
waves without a murmur.
There isn't as much exercise in ca
rying out a tubful of ashes as tlier
Is in playing one hole of golf , and fc
that reason we don't like It quite s >
Friday , the lIHh , lias come an
lie gone , and you're still alive. ( This i
a safe statement. If yen didn't su
vive , you can't read this and won
. bo able to contradict. )
lie What can you expect of a state lei
at islature whose senate will tempt fat
so by Introducing thirteen bills on Fr
ils day. the 13th of the month ? No woi
nil di-r vo can't get any laws passed.
What ever did become of that youn
E. fellow at Nellgh who was being trea
ed by Christian science , nnd eve
whose case the authorities wore
as much excited ? Our curiosity Is pan
Ing to bo satisfied ,
illTho weather man sprinkled powfle
od sugar over the earth Tuesday
morning so that It looked just like the
deiughnuts that Mrs , W. II. 11. mnkos.
That's the only way It resembled 'cm.
though. Thoto Isn't an * thing on earth
thnt could ho Just like 'em.
two unknenvn bandits who
hold up and reibbe'd a farmer near
Croighton the other day , showed good
Judgment. The farmer of the middle
wevt IK tlio lad today who curries the
clinking coin In his jeans , and the gold
1 , watches. Why hold up n trnnscontl-
niMital train or blow a bank when you
ran mcfct a north Nebraska farmer on
i the road ? i
i Nice , tlioughtnl eild Associated
Press ! .lust when three linotype eie'- ) |
lators are about to hlacktMi each oth
er's eyes In a quarrel as to which twe
of them will "seuip" the Sclionk story
I and thnt Wayne murder case , tlio wlro
clicks off a bulletin from Philadelphia
that's just as spicy , and settles the
ilttnrrel , with a similar story fe > r all
three maehhies te > work e > n at the
sanio tlmo. Can you heat that for
thought fulness ?
The I'nlted ' States court of ctisteims
appeals says eggs are pggs but chick-
ems aren't birds. Wo agree with the
lower e-emrt on the point that eggs
are e ggs. Anybeidy buying 'em at the ) ]
present prices will admit that. In fact |
we almost feel like saying EGGS are
EGGS. But on the point that chirk-
ens aien't birds , wo reverse the cus
toms court of anpcals. Chickens are ;
birds. At least , .1. S. M. and F. 13. I ) .
own some chickens that they say are
birds , and we'll take their word feu-
it n gainst any dinky U. S. court. Bring
on the next case ( cases of eggs ac-
coptablc ) .
ATCHISON GLOBE SIGHTS.
It is better to do well than to moan
As a man becomes older he grows
te > hate the word'"providing. "
Don't imagine you are a circus lion
and have to look fierce all the time.
If you always speak the truth people
ple will overlook your bad grammar.
There is busthend in everything ; we
tan feel very miserable on too much
You can compliment any woman by
telling her she has a "nervous temper
Railroad men are not the only em
ployes "who are occasionally paid short
The best get-rich-qulck scheme In
the world is for a poor girl to marry a
When a man is old , there ! - no mis
taking the fact , but a woman can patch
About the only argument any man
ever wins Is the one he lias with his
conscience. - <
A policeman has a dangerous job ,
but overwork is never counted among
All men wojry more or l. ss. The
only difference is ttiat someurf them
ilon't show it.
Nearly every wonian , no matter how
old she may bes inclined to' ' be a
little romantic. \
If you borrow so much as a dime
from a mnn and forget to pay It back ,
he'll remember it.
Our Idea of a mollycoddle is a boy
who doesn't have chapped hands at
tills season of the year.
Circumstances have nothing on the
price you can pay the lawyer in this
matter of altering cases.
A banquet lias worse features than
the speaking , although one never rea
lizes that until the next day.
What has become of the old fash
e loned ! man who said the north end ole
a south wind is always cold ?
Some prayers are so long they sug
Rest that the one praying must think
the Lord has a lot of leisure.
In trying to deceive the public , II
is well to remember that possibly the
PUjilic is smarter than you are.
Look for your own fool streak , the
other fellow's being so prominent yoi
can see it without looking for it.
There are so many "talky" people
In the world that some of then
actually claim to enjoy hard work.
It is always a little difficult to make
a town man see where he gets hif
share of a million-dollar snowstorm.
When a married woman keeps
boarders , her husband will finally ex
poet her to make the living that way
o So many women think that , if thej
diein'r worry a good deal , their hits
bands wouldn't be able to make a liv
You often hear young men remarl
that they would rather have a dollai
now than two dollars a year fron
It is a country woman's notion tha
tlio average restaurant proprieto :
over estimates the commercial value
ig When a young man steps into some
it- thing big he generally says , "Now
want to be modest. " Then ho Jumpi
out nnd does Just the opposite.
People are always being abused fo :
not minding their own business ; bur
rold John D. Rockefeller seems to at
lend to his bunlnoss too well.
There Is one thing In lltoraturo you
may always doponi\ \ upon : the bettor
the magazine' , the smaller Its circula
tion , mill the loss you hear of It.
An AU'hlson man Is always unhap
py because people refuse to "tall ;
about" him. lie tolls all sorts of racy
stories on himself , hut people refuse
to holtovo them.
Another story wo aio becoming tired
eif : That some man Is being restrain'
ed with illltlciilty frenn whipping senile
other man who has talked about him
or wronged him.
Wo may have a mean exposition
hut It scorns to us that n great eloal tif
this effort to ptovldo all the comforts
of homo for hlne'k sheep could bo bet
trr tlovotoel to helping decent fetlks
overtaken by sickness or either varia
tions or hard luck.
It Is predicted that Mrs. Eddy will
como back. If she eloos , wo give no
tice that wo will become a Christian
scientist. If Mrs. Kddy should ceimo
back , and 'there could bo no doubt of
It , wouldn't It aggravate other church-
Tlio average man Is always era/.y
j about some polltle'lan. As noon as one
! big politician lands a geiod job , the
man goes crazy over another one. A
man might as well bo crazy over a
book agent , or life Insurance solicitor
as to bo crazy over a politician.
A newly married couple had e-enn-
inny for a roast geese dinner ycster-
lay. When the husband passed a Illlcd
ilato to one of the guests , his wife
said : "Why don't yon give him sumo
) f tlio wliito moat ? " ( Chart. There
s no white meat in a geiose. )
We'll bet that throe or four dospor-
ite men could do this : Walk around
ho streets eif an ordinary small town ,
inglng bolls and firing revolvers , and
announce Hint they intended to rob
Lhe town banks , and that everybody
must keep in doors. Our bet Is that
the people would keep in doors.
"I'll tell yon a little story to Illus-
ralc that point , " a man stilt ) to Drake
Wat&on today. "No , you'll not , " Mr.
Watson replied ; "I've rebelled ; during
11)11 ) , I don't propose to stand for that
sort of thing. The terror of my life
lias long been dull , pointless stories to
illustrate points. I'll listen to no more
of them. "
If a man fmm the country goes to
New York , and a trained thief picks
his pocket , the Now Yorkers think tlio
country jays should leave their money
at home. But how about the jays in
New York ? An immigrant boy came
to thnt city twenty years ago. Last
week , when ho failed in business , lie
was at the head of eight banking con-
terns , and owed $10,000,000. Several
thousand New York city people paid
tilbuto to the genius of this immigrant
boy by standing around the closed
doeirs of his banks nearly all day.
Race Dates Are Fixed.
Race elates for the coming summer :
Norfolk , August L' , I ! , 4.
O'Neill , August 9 , 10 , 11.
Nellgh , August Hi , 17 , IS.
Creightoii , August 24 , 25 , 2fi ;
Pierce , August HO , ill and Septem
Entries will close at .Norfolk on the
night of July 2 ! > and at all other
points on August 1.
.Members of the North Nebraska
Short-Ship rae'e circuit held f. . meeting
in Norfolk yesterday. Madison with
draws from the eimiit and J. L. Uy-
uearson , who has been the efficient
secretary of the assoe-iatlon for so
long , retires because Ins town Is out.
P. Al. Barrett of Norfolk was elected
secretary and W. C. Caley of Crelgli-
ton was re-elected president.
A Consolation Event.
The feature of this year's races
will be the consolation races with a
purse of $200. This race is for the
benefit of those who have lost in oilier
races on the circuit and entry Is for
the losers only. The stake races with
a purse of $500 is another feature.
Among the other races will be the
2:40 : and 2:15 : trots and'the 2:111 : and
2:18 : pace , all for $300 purses.
Among those present were : W. C ,
Caley , Crelghton ; Arthur Ryan ,
O'Neill ; J. S. Rynearson , .Madison ;
W. W. Cole , Nellgh ; AI. C. Van Ra-
been , Crelghton ; William Zulauf ,
Pierce ; A. L. Anderson , Omaha ; G.
H. Perrigo , representing the Horse
Review , Chicago.
> Chadron Firemen There.
Chadron , Neb. . Jan. 17. O. U. Len
Ington , chief , and F. II. Alien , Waltot
Aloto ami R. W. Graves , members ol
Cliadron volunteer lire department
joined the Norfolk delegates and otli
ers from the north anel east part e > l
the state on their way to the state
convention at Alliance. The Chadron
delegates were decorated with flamlni :
red badges with the Inscription In
gold , "Cliadron Volunteer Fire Depart
ment. " By the number and enthusl
asm of the bunch that passed througl
here Alliance will think she has had i
lire Instead of a state convention ol
firemen tills week. Word was receiv
ed from Alliance by the chief here
that In case the Northwestern trail
wns late , No. 44. the Burlington train
would be held one hour.
Graft In Uncle Joe's Town ?
Danville , 111. , Jan. 17. Charges thai
this county , the homo of Joseph G
r Cannon , speaker of the house of rep
resentatives , long has been debauch
ed by vote buying , were made before
a grand jury here. The court cliarg
ed the practice had been carried or
for many years by both old parties
and urged a long and searching ex
amlnntlon. The court said a moral
wave Is sweeping over the country ane !
that this county would bo made to feel
t Its effects. A largo number of wit
> nesses have been summoned.
GOD NOT ALONEI
The Beginning of God's Creation
Was His Only Begotten Son.
And All Subsequent Intelligence ! Werv
Created by nnd Through
Philadelphia. li. ; .
Jnn. 16. 1'nMor Ilm-
sell tooli IIH Ills text
John I. 1. 2-"ln th *
beginning WaK tilt
\Vonl iiml the \Vonl
wns with Die a < ) l
uml tha Wont wns it
God. The Htinin w.v
In tliu heKlimlngwIth
tht ( lotl. lly him
wore nil thhiHH matin
IIIH ! without him wax
not anything nud
that wan iiinilo. "
From the iiliove Scripture 1'ustor Hus-
fell dedwrd Hint aflor the Almighty hati
bron alone for tin linlnhl period hi * first
creation of an Intelligent hrlng In hi * own
Ilkrnoss wan ne'compllHhed. Tim distin
guished Ono lofcrri'd to In thlB Hoilpteirn
IB the Only llogotton of thu leather , the
Alpha nnd the Omega , the beginning umt
the ending of Je'hovnh's Olrocl creation.
The l.oKos was ho who suh.sequently tiu-
cimtc man. When n mint ho wan Mylmt
"tho mnn Christ .lemm , who guvo himself
a llansoin-prle'e for nil , to he te.ntllled In
ilno tlnio" ( I Timothy II , G ) . Ho wa. t
Imth the hcKlnnlnc nnd tlio e-ndlng of thn
direct Dlvlnp creation , to the Intent llw
the Almighty might UHO him IIA his
great and hrnorril Agent In the creation
of nngolH and men nnd In the oideihiK of
their affair * .
The NpenUor declared that ClirlMtUui
thought respecting Messiah , the Hon of
the Highest , IH In confusion lieenusa or
the general neglect to InvestlKnto lh
Scriptures hearing on the mihject. IU
pointed back to the beginning of the
ChrlHtlnn Kru nnd declared that soon aft
er that tlmo a controverny arose In thw
Church nnd IIH a rewilt great confusion
has since prevailed. Al a time when
there were no such Hlhlen as wo now pos
sess , with concordances , marginal refer
ences , etc. ; at a" time , too. when Urn
masses were' unable to read , disputation
ran high. The .lews took the ground thut
JesiiH was nn Impostor who did his work *
by the power of the fallen angels.
Some Christians took the oppoMtn ex
treme that Je.ins wes not merely n Son.
hut was God the Father himself , who for
a time appeared amongst men , and In
false humility styled himself the Hon of
God when , In reality , he was "the Father
of lights. " Homo carried this thought to
the extreme , teaching that there are thren
Gods who arc In unison , In harmony , IH
oneness of spirit or work Others held
that there Is but one God , but that In
somu unexplalnnblo manner ho divide.- ,
himself into thren parts equal In power
and glory. Still other . rejecting thcso ex
tromc views , claimed that .leans had nn
prehuman existence , that Joseph was hi *
father , etc
I Hut all the while , said Pastor lliisiill ,
the Scriptures bore the plain testimony
I that Jesus was the beginning of the Cre
ation of God , the First-Horn , the Loffo.i.
the Ilr.st Divine expression.
"The Word Made Flesh. "
The Scriptures explain Hint "the Logo *
was made flesh and dwell amongst mer
and we beheld his glory , the ulory of the
only begotten of the Father. " He thu ?
"took upon him the form of a servant"
"that he by the grace of God might ta t
death for every man.1' Having finished
the work given him by the Father , the
latter raised Jesus from the dead by hl -
( Jehovah's ) own power , exalting Jesuw
again to the spirit plane of being with
nddecj glory-"far above angels" d'hlllp-
plans II. 7-'J ) .
We read thnt God senl his Son Into th" .
world to redeem the world , but It Is a ml ?
take to suppose that his coming wjs : com
pulsory ; thnt the suffcrJiiBs of Christ
were enforced On the contrary. th -
Scrlplures declare that the heavenly Fa
ther set before his Son , the Klrst-Ilegot-
ten of all creation , the promise of a glori
ous reward (1) ( ) Ho should hnve the pleasure -
uro of doing the Father's will ( " ) Al
though this would cost htm n great acrl-
( Ico. nevertheless. It would hrlng him the-
great distinction of being for a thousand
years the Mediator between God nnd m n. .
the great .Messiah and Deliverer of m.in-
' kind from the reign of sin and death. (3/ (
Additionally , he should be returned from
the earthly conditions to the heavenly
conditions , ns n spirit being , and with
Th'e Trinity of the Bible ,
i Various are the views cnllcd the doe-
1 trine of the Trinity. The Rlhle does teach
that "to us there In one God the Father ,
of whom are nil ( hlngs. and one Lord
Jesus Christ , by whom are nil things ami
we by him " and thnt there Is one hnly
Spirit of the Father , n holy power , will ,
mind , energy and that this Is the mind of
Chrl.st. by virtue of his full submission of
bis will to do the Father's will. This hob-
Spirit Is als-o to be the spirit , mind or wil !
of the Church.
All Christians must of necessity believ *
In the Father and In the Son and In the
holy Spirit nnd must recognize that these
ar not contrary Influences that they are
at one , In full harmony. Hut the un-
scrlpturnl theory of some that there are
three Gods In one perSon , nnd the oppo
site theory of others that'there Is one Qort
In three persons these errors of the Dark
Ages me not only Irrational but wholly un-
crlptural. Not only does the Hlble not
contain the word Trinity , but neither doc.s
It contain the thought of Trinity.
In the seventh century this dogma of
three Gods In one God and one GoJ In
three Gods had become widely accepted ,
and. because there was no Soilptur * t >
support It , some one originated a little
Bcrlpture to cover the point , adding to
the Word of God , contrary to the warn
ings of the Scriptures. 1'astor Russell
advised his audience to take their pens-
nnd strike out the Interpolated words ,
which are not to be found In any Greek
. manuscript of earlier date than the seventh -
enth century. He cited the following words
> to be marked off In 1 John. chap. 5 , vs. 7
. ' "In heaven , the Father , the Word nnd the
f Holy Ghost , and there three uro one. "
Also In vs. 8 , the words , "and tfferu ace
' three that bear witness In earth. "
l j No scholar denies that thet-e words ar -
r spurious. Why then should we recognize-
J and teach them , confusing out-pelves and
others thereby ? When they are stricken
out the passage reads smoothly and beau-
. tlfully and In harmony with the retnaln-
der of the Scriptures. How absurdly the
passage reads In our common version ,
1 telling us that the Father and the Son
f and holy Spirit are bearing witness In
. heaven that Jesus Is the Son of God ! Do
, not the angels know this without any witness -
" ness being given ?
Honor the Son as the Father.
Pastor Russell quoted his text so as to
show the force of the Greek original , the
I.OKOS wns a Hod who from the beginning ;
was with tlic < ! oil who never had n begln-
t nlng. The word God. both In the Hebrew
and In the Greek , signifies a mtghty out.
In the Old Testament Scriptures both an
gels and men are styled clohlm , gods , when
occupying high positions or being special
ly deputized ns Dlvlno agents. The Apes
tle has the same thought when he speaks
of "The God and Father of our Lord and
Saviour Jesus Christ. "
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