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WEDNESDAY. JUNE 9. 15S7.
B. i 3L TUIE TABLE.
M-Lo!isaJ all potato
et and outh.
Salt Lake tllj.
Saa Fraacivro as i all
No. 22 Pas.iffer .. 7:10 a. 21
No. SZ "JfreLcit aid Accommodation. 4:15 p. a
Daily exempt Saadajr.
Daily except Saturday.
5o-H Pasp?E0-r .
No. SI 'Freight aad Accommodation
93 p. a
4sW p. j
Daily except S.Triay.
CN'IOS PACIFIC TIME-TABLE.
t. !.) EVST
'. Col. I"' fifa.ni Jja-itl . 1035 a. m
VtaSticKx. 7:0Oa.ni I Fa.-t Mail . 5a5p.in
Or. I-. Local lz:0p. ! Or. I-. Local p.m
No. 3, Fa.-t Mail, csni pc-iicers for
ttirocsrh poinla. Goiiut t at 6.15 p. m ar
rive at LVnTerT:40a. m. No. Z. Fai-t Mail cjr
ri iva-ar3 to Schuyler. Frmont. Valley
asii Omaha coinz east at 2:15 p. m.
Thi- f reLcht traia l-Ti;ie here at ;25 p. in. ear
tie pasenc?rs from hre to Valley.
eoi.C5iBC ans sosroLi.
Paasseaxer arrives from Sioax City. . . . 1220 p. m
Mixed lere for Sioux Cirr -- :C3a.m
Mixed arriTe UAttp.m
rOH ALSIOS A"3 CO H & P1I.
6.00 a. in
i0 p. a
1:20 p. m
rrll notice- nndcr this heiwlin soil le
ctiATred at the rate of (Z a year.
LEBANON LODGE No. i-. A. F. A A. M.
Regular tiiii 2d 'Wedn day in each
month. All brethren inri:-d to attend
W . S. Fox. W. M.
Ra?md;;ex. S-c'j- :a);slr
WILDE V LODGE No. W, L O. O. F.,
meets TurtKiay eTenins or eacn
rxrk at tneir hall on Thirti-enth
etre-t. i-itinc brethrwi cordially
init-J. v. . A. at. . U.
W K. SoTTztiy. S-c'j zTjanSl-tf
COLL'MBUN CAMP No. S3. WOODMEN OF
tee World, inei-ts every second aadfoarth
Tour?dH7 of the month, 7.30 p. m it K-of P.
Hail. Kiev-nth trt--t. Regular att-ndance 15
T-rv A-rir&nle. aid all Tisitin.? brethr-n are cor
dially mnted to niwt tr.th c. janz-'Xi
EOP.iiANlZEDt Ht lli H OF LATTEE-DAl"
Saatc told renlar scrvicr- every sasday
Hip.ca, praj-cr meeting on Wednt-sday evening
tl iheir chapeL comer of North -trct and PaciZc
lwsce. All are cordially invited.
13:nlr? Elder H. J . llci30-. Preeidr-nt.
ERMAN EEFOEMED CHURCH. -Sonday
Sciiool hi. JO am licrch every Sunday
at 10-50 a. m. Christian Endeavor at 7 50 p. m.
Lidie- Aid Society every nrst Thursday in the
month at the charch ltnov-&4
rOR SALE AI
Wheat- if bushel. . z G4
Corn, ear (? bushel J 12
Corn, shelled e bushel. .. 10& 12
Oats f bushel Sft 14
.Rye-V bushel ft 19
Hogs-V cvn- 2 S0 3 CO
Fat cattle 1" crt 3 T5 4 W
Potatore V bushel a CO
Butter-V 3 " 10
E? V dozen 6:
Markets corrected every Tuesday afternoon.
Go to Strauss for the best photos.
Dr. Nautnann, dentist. Thirteenth
A few rustic seats and riower stands
at Herrick's. 1
All kinds of poods for sale at the
serend-hand store, tf
Dr. L. C. Voss. Homeopathic phyei
cin, Columbus, Neb.
If you want a photo that will do you
justice go to Stranss. 2-tf
Revs. Pnlis and Mickel exchanged
" pnlpits Sunday evening.
F, M- Cookmgham of Humphrey
was in the city Saturday.
The board of equalization is in Sess-
:. .iou but will close today, Wednesday.
Platte county's Sixteenth annual
.. fair. September 29. 30 and October 1.
Dr. C F. O. Miessler. physician and
surgeon. Eleventh street, Columbus, tf
. Dre. Martyn. Evans Jr Geer, office
three doors north of Friedhors store, tf
Piatte county s share of the school
apportionment, which has been received
" . Please remember that you can get
' " Just as nice photos at Xotestein's as you
. can in Omaha. tf
Sup't Williams and family expect to
" go to Denver in two or three weeks, to
pass the summer.
. Rev. Weed preached in Central City
Sunday evenim? for Rev. Marsch. who is
on a trip to Esrope.
J. S. Murdock was brought down
' '-town Saturday for the first time since
. his recent serious illness.
H. B. Reed accompanied Andrew
- Erb Monday to Fremont, where Andrew
. "will attend normal schooL
' . Rev. Pulis is to preach to the Odd
Fellows next Sunday a memorial ser
mon. Everybody is invited.
John Ryan of the Soldiers Home at
- Grand Island, has returned thither, after
a week's visit among friends here.
When you wish neat, dean, clear,
handsome work done in the line of
printing, call at The JorBsrax office.
" Tuesday night of last week we had
" one of the best rains of the season, com
ing at a time, too, when it was very
Txracb needed in this section.
Owing to ill health I will sell my two
standard-bred horses,-road wagon and
harness at a bargain. Horses can be seen
at my barn. A. Haight.
Enquire of Herrick.
Herrick for iron beds. .
Herrick for picture frames.
flfl rt4 nAWnt.nM ln.s.1. ttiia f
For sale, an upright piano. Inquire
of J. A. L. Talley.
G. C. Baroum returned Monday to
the asylum at Norfolk.
W. B. Dale went to St, Edward
Monday on K. P. business.
Chicago Inter Ocean and Columbus
Jocbsal, one year, in advance 31-75. tf
The St. Francis Academy held their
annual picnic today. Tuesday, in Brown
Elmer Smith is expected here this,
Tuesday, evening, on a visit with Mr.
and Mrs. J. G. Reeder.
Envelopes with your return card
printed on them, for 50 cents a hundred
at The Jocbkai. office.
Jess. Becher has been elected teach
er of chemistry in the Sioux City schools
at a salary of 75 a month.
T. C Cain of West Hill came down
Monday and expects to start today for
Lead City. Success to him.
Aristo Platino photos are the latest
style, and you can get them at Xotes
tein's. All work warranted. tf
Dr. R. D. McEean, dentist, succes
sor to Dr. Houghawout, ground floor, 4
doors north First National Bank, tf
No service at the German Reformed
church next Sunday on account of the
absence of Rev. DeGeller at Burr.
Bring your orders for job-work to
this office. Satisfaction guaranteed, and
work promptly done, as agreed upon.
Rev. Rogers. Mrs. Sparhawk and
Miss Lucy Cross were at Leigh last
week, attending a Congregational con
vention. The Leigh World says that Henry
Luers and Wm. Krumland of this city
are talking of locating a creamery at
Half rates to Omaha via the Bur
lington Route, June S, 9, 10 and 11 from
points in Nebraska within 150 miles of
Rev. Pulis went to Grand Island
Monday to attend a meeting of the State
Institute of Baptists, where he will read
Half rates to Omaha via the Bur
lington Route. June S, 9, 10 and 11 from
points in Nebraska within 150 miles of
Now is the time to subscribe for
The JorKNAL. For less than three cents
a week, you get all the local news in
neat, trim shape, tf
The B. J: M. buildings have all been
re-painted, except the round-house, and
we understand a new one is to be
erected this summer.
C. C. Hardy for all kinds of repairing
and job work, also screen doors and
windows made to order. Three doors
west of Galley's store, tf
Baptist church. J. D. Pulis, pastor.
Services June ldth. 11 a. m., S p. m.
Morning, "Odd Fellow's Memorial."
Evening. -Life's Journey."
If good people would but make
goodness agreeable, a smile instead of
frowning in their virtue, how many they
would win to their cause? Bishop Usher.
Ycu can subscribe for The Jocexal
whenever you are ready, subscription
books open during all business hours,
and always room and welcome for one
Gustave Windisch has opened a
tailor shop on Eleventh street third door
east of The JocrxaI. office. Good work,
fair prices. Special attention to re
Miss Eulalia Rickly entertained a
large crowd of friends for her brother
Will who was up from South Omaha on
a short visit. A most delightful time
Fit zp a trick's win
dow. See it, it is worth
looking at. Follow the
Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Herrick enter
tain the members of the Episcopal con
gregation this. Tuesday, evening from 7
to 10 o'clock, in honor of Rev. Weed.
(the new rector j, and his family.
Friends of Miss Dorothy Jordon of
David Citv. who has visited with Mrs.
Garlow. will be interested to know of
the announcement of her marriage, the
13th. to a gentleman from New York.
Miss Alice Wise arrived Wednesday
from Chicago on a month's visit with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Wise.
Miss Wise has been attending a school
for trained nurses and is now on the list
of regularly paid nurses.
Messrs. Segelke and Pohl were dele
gates to Omaha last week. The Sanger
bund next year will be at Omaha, and
Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and the Dakotas
will probably unite with Nebraska.
Several pic-nic parties were out
Saturday. Mr. Leavy's pupils had a
delightful outing on Shell Creek. Mr.
Weaver's and Miss Taylor's pupils were
out to Stevens grove. Another crowd
of High school students were out
The stone crossing on North street
east of Speices office had gone to pieces,
so Street Commissioner From reduced it
to still smaller dimensions and laid
down good solid oak plank on top of the
stony foundation. This ought to do
good service for several years.
Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Brown went to
Cedar Rapids yesterday to visit relatives.
Today (Wednesday) they will attend the
wedding of Will Ben ham, a former tel
egraph operator here at the U. P. depot,
and "pgg Cora Sumption of Albion, at
the home of the bride's parents.
The funeral of Mrs. Philobena Step
hen, mother of Mrs. Jacob Zinnecker,
was held in the M. E. church Thursday
morning, Bev. Beichardt, the German
Methodist minister, preaching an appro
priate sermon. The remains were in
terred in the Columbus cemetery.
A game of ball Sunday between
Jimmy Jones Cyclones and Denny Sul
livan's U. P. Sluggers resulted in a score
of 25 to 1, in favor of the Cyclones. The
Cyclones played the Sluggers as though
they were the Schuyler nine, and ex
actly reversed the record thee mads.
For om to tfcmst kia had betwwa ha tnca.
When be auht wfmta. him wit him toot
The government patting a steel
cable across the Lovpe jaat above the
U. P. bridge, vest of the city; civil en
gineer O. V. P. Stoat of Lincoln is su
perintending the work, and intends to
cross the river every two weeks through
the summer on the cable to take sound
ings of the river.
J. L. Paschal and family started
Wednesday on their trip by wagon to
the west, accompanied by Mrs. Paschal's
brother, RC.CaldwelL They expect to
be absent several weeks, and certainly
this plan of traveling, camping, fishing
and hunting, is the way to get the good
of the trip, and see the country at the
The Womans Clnb held their last
meeting of the year with Mrs. Dr. Mar
tyn last Saturday afternoon. New
officers were elected for the ensuing year
with the following result: President,
Mrs. M. Brngger; vice-president, Mrs.
Albert; second vice-president, Mrs.
Saunders; secretary, Miss Bessie Shel
don: corresponding secretary, Miss Min
nie Becker; treasurer, Mrs. Sullivan.
A Union Sunday school convention
will be held in the Ball school house ten
miles south and two miles west of this
city. Saturday and Sunday, Jane 19th
and 20th. Rev. Rogers will give a chalk
talk and Sup't Williams will have charge
of the question box. A number of peo
ple are planning to go oat and spend
Sunday, and those who will be present
are sure of being royally entertained.
Mrs. J. D. Stires was re-elected
Grand Matron of the Eastern Star lodge
last week, at the meeting of the Grand
Chapter in Omaha. The lodge gave her
the office, with a nattering vote, on the
first ballot. The lodge decided to keep
a reception room open to visitors at the
Trans-Mississippi exposition next year.
A picture was taken of the delegates
present which will be reproduced ror
is a free silver demo-
crat, but when it comes to fusion' he's
for Kavanaugh," (said by an unlimited
silver populist, of a prominent free-silver
democrat of this city) is a pretty safe
formula to apply to a large number of
his kind in Platte county. Dan is a
good deal like Ed. Hoare, in the respect
that he 'bobs up serenely," when the
dinner gong sounds, he's ready for his
three meals a day.
A telegram from Fremont says that
the sentence of Yarrington to the peni
tentiary for five years will probably act
as a check to horse stealing in this part
of the state. It is said he was one of a
gang operating in this section, having
headquarters at a place known as the
Wortman ranch, near Sioux City. Their
method of operations was to take horses
from Boone, Platte, Colfax and Dodge
counties, to the ranch where they would
be disposed of.
The graduating class occupy so
much of our space that we are compelled
to crowd the school board into small
quarters. The usual routine work was
done, all the present corps of teachers
re-elected except Miss Rice and Mr.
Becher, who had not applied. Miss Alice
Turner and Miss Zura Morse being added
to the list. Fred. Brumhaufer was elec
ted janitor of the Frst ward. Messrs.
Warner and Novel being continued for
the other wards.
Now is the year when the democrats
who were democrats all the time; who
are now and who expect to continue to
be democrats do not believe so much in
fusion with the populists as they did
last year. Why take the risk of only
such a portion of the offices as may be
designated by a conference committee as
their share, when by taking an equal or
perhaps less risk, they may peradven
ture get all the offices in sight this year
in Platte county? It is a fair question.
We learn that Ed. Hoare of Lost
Creek township was in the city Wednes
day last, and that, while explaining his
relation to the post-office situation here
and elsewhere, he fell down "the front
stepts of the Thurston. This latter ex
pression is variously interpreted, as re
ferring to the hotel by that name, and
also to the political mansion of Nebras
ka's junior senator. Ed. is as full of
schemes, however, as an gg is of meat,
and generally bobs up serenely" when
the gong sounds for dinner.
When W. H. Lewis told a storv the
otner da.r abut an army comrade who
got up to toast his regiment and said,
"Here's to the noble Sixty-ninth New
York, the last in the field and the first
to leave. it reminded John Wiggins of
a delegate the other day at the A. O. U.
W. meeting in Omaha: Mr. President,
my friend across the way is wrongly in
formed. He has the horse before the
cart." When he caught the full mean
ing of the uproarious outbreak from the
hearers, that followed this slight lapse,
he said, "You must give a Dutchman
two chances, and squared hiaaself.
A party for Louise and Mary
Tomlin was given at the residence of
Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Tomlin Saturday,
from 3 to 7 o'clock p. m. Mianm Emma
Cornels and Phoebe Gerrard helped en
tertain the company, who were:
Madge Cashing, Mattie Post,
Lettie Speice. Lottie Hockenber-
Tera Kramer, ger,
Florence Kramer, Petite Siggins,
The Argus is beginning to engage
in its usual tactics against those who do
not fall in with the opinions and meth
ods of the Argus editor. As for in
stance, the Platte county democrats who
last fall did not subscribe to the theory
of the free and unlimited coinage of sil
ver at the ratio to gold of 16 to 1, when
the commercial ratio of the two metals
was near 32 to 1, are now referred to by
the Argus as "the measly gang of Mc
Kinley democrats of Platte; also in
speaking of the opposition of Editor
Parks of the Telegram to a fusion of the
democrats with populists, it said that
"Parks has sounded the key note of
Kavanaugh's guerilla campaign. Call
ing names is taking with some readers,
bat with most good psopls it is sot siis-
i taken for argajsent
CLASS OF 1897.
THIRTEENTH ANNUAL COMMENCE
MENT OF COLUMBUS HIGH
A Onn Graaaate. Bfre aa laiawaw Aa
4iet, H r Tkaelve aa4 Tkeir la
tractW9 y Tkeir Ontioa.
Last Friday evening, beginning before
7 o'clock, people of all current agea and
sizes, from the babe in arms to the aged
man and woman, were either making
their way to the opera boose or getting
ready to go. There is no occasion (not
even Memorial day) that brings such a
crowd together in Columbus as the
graduating exercises of the High school,
and Friday night's crowded honae with
scores of people on the outside empha
sizes the well-known fact that Colum
bus people appreciate the worth of the
public schools, and the work of the
youth of the city in them, under the
guidance of competent, faithful, con
Above the stage, which for the time
was a parlor scene, was the motto of the
class, worked in pink peonies,
'-Thcs Ends the Fiest Lesson,"
while to the left and right on pillars of
asparagus were in letters of peonies
-Class of 1897."
In colors of the class, green and old
rose, the galleries were draped.
On the stage were, Sup't William J.
Williams and Rev. Hayes; to the left,
Mrs. A. C Ballon, principal of the High
school, and Bev. Dr. Pulis, while to the
rear of the class were the members of
the school board, Messrs. Galley, Leh
man, Gluck. Turner, Becher and Hock
enberger. The orchestra, consisting of Messrs.
Hockenberger, Brumschweiler, Marty,
Boettcher, Bristol, Anderson and Harri
son, furnished the musical numbers of
the program, which, beginning at half
past S o'clock, closed at 11.
We give the program, with the remark
that each and all the orations were well
received by the audience, and at the
close of the speaking, an abundance of
dowers and other tokens of regard were
presented to the graduates.
March "Good Fellows." Orchesxea
Invocation Ekv. R. E. L. Hatts
OTtnr Flirterwoche" Obcexstra
"Re-enforcement Necessary to Success,"
"Where Shall We Write Oar Nam?"
"Short". Lois Early
Ch-errore and Walt: "Scanner Eveninir"
"Joomalisni" GroaGx Wilsos
"This One Thing 1 Do" Jissn Saffhan
'The Body Politic" Dattd iLaTTS
OTerrare "Mill in the Forest". . . Ohchistba
"Cp to Dat" Jzaxh Wrisox
Discussion Resolved. That one Graded
School in each Township should take
the place of the District School System.
Affirmative- F&ED Eott.tv
Negative Acgcst Wag
Overture Se!ctd Oechtstha
"Vox Popoli" CABaii Pams
"Veil After VrU is Of ted" WrsMX Touxg
"Class Recsion" Metta Hesslxt
Overtare Selected Oechistea
Presentation of Diplomas
.Scpt. Wm. J. Wn t hms
Benediction Ret. J. D. Ptxis
Every man desires to succeed and if
he is wise and prudent, will avail him
self of all the means that will insure
success. No man must think success is
won by his first effort. New obstacles
appear, to overcome which new effort
must be put forth, new strength must
be added. This is true in every line of
There are numerous opinions as to
what constitutes true success. True
success implies the existence of a pur
pose and its full realization. The means
employed to secure this are numerous,
but the most powerful factor is that of
re-enforcement; man is limited in knowl
edge, power and skill, hence to each of
these factors he must be constantly
making additions in order to attain
Re-enforcement is a military term and
finds its most forcible illustration in the
achievements of the great and renowned
generals of the world. Wellington at
Waterloo and Sheridan at Cedar Creek
were given as illustrating the priaciple.
The professional life of the lawyer and
the physician were adduced to show
that careful and constant effort is re
quired to keep pace with the advancing
All acknowledge that education is
necessary to success.
Our purpose should be to make the
best use of our opportunities and to
faithfully discharge the daily duties
that come to us. Let us then take for
our motto, that of the ancient Roman,
"Semper fidelis "always faithful, and
if we are worthy, success will crown our
There is implanted in every human
heart a desire to be remembered, a de
sire that our names should survive when
our bodies have mouldered back to dost.
This desire, implanted by the Creator,
has for its end oar highest development.
If we would be remembered we must
accomplish something that will impress
our lives upon the minds of others.
As we are the sculptors of our own
names and we know the perishable na
ture of all material substances, we
should select the imperishable. "We
live in deeds, not words, in thought, not
figures on the dial. The mother makes
a record of her character upon the minds
of her children. The teacher leaves the
impress of personality on the plastic
minds of the pupils who look to Mm for
instruction and guidance. Statesmen
impress nations of people with their
worth. Authors have become eminent
according to their power to reach far
ther than others out into the infinite
atmosphere of thought which envelopes
Every person is involuntarily urged
to act in accordance with those princi
ples which are inherent in his nature.
Let the motive be in the deed, not in
Let us remember that when we go
down we are going just as directly to
ward infinity as when we go np, and that
every person who works Godward works
Since we were placed in this world for
a purpose, we must pursue it or bid
farewell to the zest of life. The man
who does his part in life, who puraces a
worthy end, and who takes care of him
self is the happy man
Mans record upon this world is the
record of work and of work alone.
If oar names are to sorrrrs the decay I
of owr bedss. w shomkl writs than
kiffh, so that they can never be blotted
We mtat writs them whether ws will
Either great duties are imposed; great
burdens are pat upon oos shoulders or
great temptations assail us. Something
in oar lifs takes it upon itself to redoes
oar advantages to the average standard.
Nature has opened for as her treas
ures to meet every occssioa for nsw
rssoarcss. The world is filled with all
the probable and possible wants of the
hoaian race. We are treading every day
upon the lids of great secrets that await
the larger style and finer type of life
that lies before as.
If we expect oar names to remain leg
ible we most have faith in the power
above us, for faith gives wings to our
powers, endows life with unspeakable
dignity, and enriches us with motives
that can come from no other source.
It is the inspiring, organizing, informing
force of our christian civilization.
It is our purpose, as in a simile, to
discover the points of resemblance be
tween shoes and man. Shoes protect
our feet, help us over the rough paths,
and are composed of parts that fit them
to accomplish their purpose. Probably
the most important part is the sole, for
without it the shoe would be worthless.
So with the man the soul is of prime
importance. When man has sunk to
the lowest depths of sin he has prac
tically lost his soul. But if reformation
takes place and he folly abandons his
old. ways, he becomes a new man and we
might say his soul has been restored.
Some shoes have broad soles and so
keep their wearers from sinking into the
mod of this world. They have noble
and exalted natures and live constantly
above the miasmatic infiuence of the
earth. They take a comprehensive view
of things; they have a vision that is
world wide and their plans of benevo
lence include the whole human race.
Then some shoes are narrow and tor
ture their wearers by their narrow
limits. Soma men are narrow, and all
their thoughts, feelings and activities
are confined to very narrow channels.
The different styles of shoes were
spoken of, the various colors, the uses
made of them, and last of all old shoes,
whose former wearers have reached the
other shore, closing with the quotation:
"How much a man is like old shoes!
For instance, both a sole may lose.
Both have been tanned, both are made
By cobblers: both get left and right
Both need a mate to be complete,
And both are made to go on feet;
They both need heeling, both are
And both in time are turned to mold.
With shoes the last is first, with men
The first shall be the last; and when
The shoes wear out, they're mended
When men wear out, they're men-dead,
They both are trod upon, and both
Will tread on others, nothing loth,
Both have their ties, and both incline
When polished, in the world to shine;
And both peg ouL Now would you
To be a man, or be his shoes?"
Journalism is the art of making the
newspaper. The newspaper is an out
growth of man's interest in his fellows.
Its development forms one of the most
interesting chapters in the social history
of the nineteenth century. Unlike some
arts or professions, journalism cannot be
learned theoretically. There are no text
books and any college of journalism
must prove a delusion. A thoroughly
equipped newspaper office is the only
schooL There is only one teacher ex
perience. Journalism has reached its present
flourishing condition through the print
ing press and we all believe with Phil
lips that, "What gunpowder did for war
the printing press has done for the
The statesman is no longer clad in the
steel of special education, but every
reading man is his judge."
Success in journalism depends upon
the directing mind; after that, upon the
locality in which the enterprise is un
dertaken. In this country the most
independent newspapers have obtained
the largest measure of success.
Recent opiaion is that the best jour
nalism aspires to no power beyond that
exercised by a fearless, non-biased pre
sentation of the truth about all public
measures and men in pnblic life.
As Balb says: "The best thoughts of
the day ought to be in the daily papers:
they are the educators of the age: they
reach everybody. We do not want to
make them religious, for then only re
ligious people would read them. We
want them to be as they now are. mir
rors of the times. We want them to
reflect that which is noblest and not
that which is basest, that which is pur
est and not that which is vilest.
Journalism in its essential qualifica
tions is a learned profession; in its exac
tions, its limitatations as to income and
its insecurity of employment, it is more
nearly a trade.
The journalist's field of labor is as
broad as the world, and his constant
study is mankind. There is always op
portunity even for the humblest to do
some good, and if the mighty power of
the newspaper is only rightly directed
and justly exercised there is an exulta
tion in achievement which ib shared by
every active agent in its production.
The sphere of human activity is so
large and life so short that man cannot
even enter upon its various phases of
work. He must be content to limit his
activity to but few channels. Mental
force varies according to the number of
subjects which occupy the attention. A
student wishing to succeed excludes all
subjects except the one which is upper
most in his mind, and thus gains the
object of ins pursuit. The ability to
concentrate the mind on one subject Is
the greatest power of the mind.
Concentration holds the mind to one
subject daring years of failure and dis
appointment, until at last success
crowns the effort. Sustained by an in
domitable will, Columbus went from
court to court, bore np under scoff and
ridicule, braved the storms and dangers
of unknown seas, and at last planted
the standard of Spain upon the soil of
the new world.
The treasures of our literature are due
to the power of concentration exercised
by authors. Energy and purpose char
acterize all of them. Bancroft, In order
that he might successfully write the
biatory of the United States, placed
Tmsrif ttmdsr oath to write a certain
amount each day, and at last produced
the best history of our country ever
Strength of will is of great value to
the orator and statesman; the effect of
language is heightened when it is felt to
be filled with a determined purpose.
Conceotratioa shows most conspicu
ously in rsligioas belief. Here the will
holds the man true to his convictions, in
spits of denunciations and oppositions
and even through martyrdom.
Concentration is essential to personal
excellence. It gives strength and dig
nity to character. Strong character or
firm and consistent conduct can come
only through the unity of one's personal
ability. We alt admire a man of fixed
opinions and unwavering purposes, but
pity one with a weak mind and wavering
intentions. "A double-minded man is
unstable in all his ways, like the "wave
of the sea driven by the wind and
A truly noble character must be
moulded about a firm and steadfast pur
pose. Gentleness, firmness and moral
ability present a beautiful picture of
ideal manhood. At the center of every
great character there must be a firm.
strong self-reliance, that moulds the
actions to the thoughts, and moves for
ward amid opposition and persecution
calm and undismayed. Since we are
limited and finite, since we are incapa
ble of becoming masters in all lines of
human endeavor, let as follow the exam
ple of him who said "This one thing I
The collective body of a nation or
state as politically organized constitutes
the body politic.
The parallel between an individual
life and that of our nation was run. the
Declaration of Independence being the
birth-cry; the Revolution the first strug
gle for life; the war of 1812 the second
sharp struggle; the War of the Rebel
lion the crisis, and now we have come to
the period of mature national growth.
With one shoulder up among the pine
boughs of Maine, a hand outstretched
toward the arctic circle in the seal
fisheries and gold fields of Alaska, both
feet fortunately located where they are
sure to keep warm, in Florida and
Southern California, what critical king
dom dare sneer at its size or what sister
republic ridicule its shape?
Dangers threatening the body politic
were referred to the annual swarming
to our shores of vast numbers of vicious
and otherwise undesirable foreigners;
the gradual collection of our inhabitants
in large cities where every winter the
cries of distress from cold and hunger
grow louder and harder to appease.
Whether a proper diagnosis of the
case would repeal a condition of over
protection or under protection, too much
or too little silver or gold, or both, bad
immigration laws, bad currency laws,
bad railroad laws, bad banks and bad
bankers, or a complication of all these,
and others, is not the province of a high
school graduate to determine.
Men are needed in political manage
ment of affairs who have the strength of
character to work, less for their own
aggrandizement and glory, and more
for the honor and glory of the country.
By up to date, we mean abreast with
the times. Man is compelled to over
come his natural inertia of mind and
body not an easy obstacle to surmount.
The horizon of knowledge is broaden
ing and he who is fortunate enough to
be up to date has a broader view of
human achievements, has acquired in
creased strength for suei-eeding efforts
and the onward march will be less diffi
cult to pursue.
Not a new theory propounded or a
discovery made in science must be un
known to the practical man of science.
He who is behind the times is unworthy
Every branch of science, every line of
human endeavor has a different mean
ing than it had in the past. Even the
standard of right doing is higher than
it was a century ago. The time may
not be very far distant when the world
will have but one great church, when
the people will be banded together in
one vast body to worship the one great
The progress of the world Is due to
the efforts of some noted men to reach
the front, and it shonld be the aim of
every man to imitate these. The task is
great but the reward is sure, and he who
succeeds will most surely be up to date.
The question. How can our country
schools be more satisfactorily and eco
nomically managed, has been solved in
many of the eastern states by what is
known as the Township Graded School
System. A graded school is adopted,
located near the center of each town
ship. The children from the remote
parts of the township are transported in
comfortable conveyances provided in
accordance with law. The plan is
warmly recommended by many state
The plan will result in a better grad
ing of pupils. In Platte county for ex
ample there are about five district
schools for each township, with an ag
gregate enrollment of about 140 pupils,
who could be taught by three teachers
instead of five, each teacher having time
to do her work more thoroughly and
could give special attention to the sub
jects that are now neglected, such as
music, drawing and penmanship.
Better wages and better teachers and
the school year lengthened are all de
sirable. The plan facilitates supervision;
teachers meetings; creates interest aris
ing from association; in class-room and
on play ground pupils would learn more
because of greater numbers and variety
of character. The provided, comforta
ble conveyance would doubtless Increase
attendance; the school would be better
equipped, larger supplies of books, maps,
charts and apparatus, and the interest
The debater anticipated several objec
tions, such as depreciation of property,
distance to school, cold lunches, danger
to morals to and from school, etc
He concluded by saying that as the
plan has been tried and found reliable,
and since the places where it has been
tried would cot return to the old way,
the township graded school should take
He at once attacked the idea of econ
omy in the new system. The new
buildiags alone, for Platte county would
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salaries, fuel etc., wss estimated, and the
debater declared the school tax required
to support such a system would drive
tax-payers either out of the state or Into
As to specialists, he claimed the pub
lic schools were not designed for that.
but to afford a broad base for general
culture. The enthusiasm derived from
numbers more frequently takes the
wrong direction than the right one; it is
this that produces hazing in colleges,
and results in excesses of all kinds.
The requirements of the new system
as to transportation and its difficulties
and practical drawbacks.
Admitting that our country schools
are not in the best condition, what are
the remedies? Proper appreciation of
the value of an education; better teach
ers with better wages; the remedy lies
with the county superintendent
He related some of his experience
when he was 12 years old attending a
school four miles from home.
In closing he remarked that the sys
tem has stood the test of ages and has
been the means by which our nation has
attained the foremost rank in the point
of intelligence and culture. And
"It cannot b that ttey who made
These cocstry schools for our tfclltfhc.
DijCiei that ill their charms should fale.
As2 paa forever from ocr siht.
Nothing endowed with life has been
created without some means of ezpres-,
sion, and such means usually equal thej
dignity of the thought. The lowest in f
expression is motion, next pictures or
written signs, and most important, ar
ticulate speech. The range of human
thought is as broad as the universe.
Man may think, not only of the created.
but of the Creator. As all objects of the 1
material universe at one time existed j
only in thought, so all inventions, all
reforms, all governments were at one
time but thoughts. They are now ex
The transition of public opinion from
the primary stage to its active part in
moulding governments was touched
upon. Men who desire to rule, even in
lands the most despotic must now in a
measure court and win the confidence if
not the love of the people. Where the j
people suffer wrongs no longer endura-1
ble there are always found among them
men to give voice to their grievances. '
whether at the ballot-box. as is the
usual remedy m onr own happy land, or ;
by force of arms as has been necessary
with onr unhappy neighbors, the pat
riots of Cuba.
Joan of Arc. Garabaldi and Washing
ton were referred to as leaders of the
As the vears roll bv the voice of the
people is being universally regarded as j
the highest power of a conntrv, and in al
short time hence m every land the words '
of Lincoln shall be uttered in truth that
"we are a government of the people, by
the people, and for the people. )
Miss Parks closed by giving in impas- j
sioned manner Patrick Henry's immor- j
tal declaration for liberty, as the voice j
of the people crying out against wrong, j
wlnme tod-c. j
Everything seems to wear a veil that I
hides its real nature. Nature's veils 1
hide her secrets. Appearances and rep
utation hide character. Research and
science have unveiled many of the mys
teries of the past, but we are still eagerly
waiting for some revelation to draw
aside the veils.
The ancient civilizations were spoken
of with the unveiling by modern re
The discovery of America by Colum
bus was the lifting of the veil of our
present world, 'the builder of the latest
and proudest monuments of the human
race. This is America's day. To her
must be accredited many valuable in
ventions, many contributions of science,
and the development of those ideas that
throw the leadership of the world into
The unveilings of time, and of science
were dwelt upon, showing that we are
undoubtedly upon the threshold of an
age of still greater possibilities now
lying behind the veil.
Faculties not yet developed are prob
ably behind the veil; how to manage
rightly the first years of a child's ed
ucation; the secret of life's manifesta
tions are there.
Whence is the stream of Time?
What source supplies its everlasting
now? What gifted hand shall raise the
veil by dark Oblivion spread, and trace
it to its destiny?
When the class of "97 parted June 4th
it was with the intention of coming to
gether again in forty years, June 4. 1937.
The place of our re-assembling was Co-' um. the new Washington monument re
lumbus, and the purpose in view to re-1 cently inaugurated in Philadelphia;
new acquaintances and retrospect our . some fine book plates, with endless de-
lives; all were under promise, and each
arrived by different air-ship lines from
his respective section.
Then followed a glowing description
of Paradise Auditorium, on the sits of
the old Columbus opera house, tit by
J. C. Echols jr's solar and lanar oosa
bine space lights, and each member of
the class was given serio-comic atten
tion, which pleased the audience im
mensely. Wagner had become a noted
legal light, being author of several
prominent books, "Jury Pruner," 'Le
gal Rights of Tramps," etc. Davis was
a famous inventor, "An Inter-mountain
Cloud Tapper, and -A Beugio-Scico-nometer
to register the exact degree of
religion, if any, abiding in the soul, were
among his inventions. David Martyn
was a missionary. Carrie Parks a song
stress. George Wilson a senator. Jen
nie Saffran a bicycle celebrity. Winnie
Young an authoress whose productions
were read by millions. Lois Early a
humanitarian of note. Jeanie Wilson
was noted in the social world. Anna
Dodds was a lecturer and writer for the
people. "The Prophesy of Populism"
was one of her great works, the central
idea of the book being that members of
the populist party should neither seek
nor hold office. Fred Rollin was de
scribed as an orator shouting in stento
rian tone?, Where am I at?
All the class did well, and the presen
tation speech by Sup't Williams was s
deserved tribute to their indastry and
There were many high commendations
by strangers present, and the occasion
will long be remembered by those in
Hoare was in town Friday on his
waj to Lincoln.
A. Eusden of Hastings is visiting his
, father, John Eusden.
Miss Mae Cushing goes to Lincoln
1 today for a visit with friends.
G. Kranierand son of St. Paul, Nebr.,
are in the city visiting friends.
Mrs. Henry Smith and daughter of
Monroe were in the city Saturday.
Fred Mauer returned home Friday
from attending the Fremont Normal.
Clarence Lucas came up from Fre
mont Saturdav to visit old friends a few
' I arwi Alra Rrw-i
Burns of Osceola
on Sunday visited relatives, the Burns
Charlie Bloedorn of Platte Center was
I in town last week with Prof. Williams'
j Will Rickly came up from South Om-
aha and will spend a short time visiting
Mrs- A- C- BalIou to Schuyler
toda-v. where she " aad her sammer
re- I Hohl and children started
Saturday for Chicago, to make a few
James Huff, of Fremont, was up a few
days last week visiting his daughter,
Mrs. John Wiggins.
pai Hagel went to Omaha Saturday
and from there to Nebraska City, where
he will visit friends.
Mrs. Frank Morse started Saturday
for a two weeks visit with relatives at
Excelsior Springs, Mo.
Miss Alice Luth starts this Wednes
day for Washington, where she will visit
her sistera through the summer.
Col. T. W. McKinnie and sons Carle,
Allen and Burt of St. Louis, arrived in
the city Sunday on a visit to relatives.
Mrs. Frank Beaton and two children
of Sioux City came down Saturday to
visit her parents Mr. and Mrs. Dan
Miss Julia Watson of Bell wood, one of
the teachers in the Lincoln schools, vis
ited her friend, Miss Laura Ward, last
Miss Grace Gerrard want to Lincoln
Friday, to visit friends and attend the
commencement exercises of the State
Mrs. J. W. Turner and little son of
Springfield, S. D., arrived here Thurs
day for a month's visit with her brother,
E. H. Chambers.
Mrs. Prof. Williams and family leave
Wednesday for Denver, where they will
speed the summer. Prof. Williams will
remain until after the institute.
The text pages of the Art Inter
change for June are of varied interest,
and show among other things some dec
orated pianos in various styles, a group
of late French posters, some recent pic
tures added to the Metropolitan Muse-
signs for needle workers, china painters,
wood carvers and ether arts of the ama
teur. For sale by all newsdealers, 35
cents. The Art Interchange Co, New
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