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The Columbus Tribune - Journal
The Tribune Printing Company
Admitted at the Postofflce at Columbus, Nebraska, as second-class matter.
ALBERT J. MASON. Editor.
MILLARD S. BINNET, Business Manager.
CHESTER J. MASON, Circulation Manager.
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' ' CHEAP PATRIOTISM. ' '
Cold, indeed must lie (lie man whose innermost self is not
stirred by the strains of such airs as "The Star Spangled Ban
ner," "America," "Yankee Doodle," "Dixie," or any one of
a hundred other such pieces. Yet there are some people just
that cold. A New York man who was in Columbus not long
since, attended one of the Friday evening hand concerts at the
park, and remarked that "Jle had no use for this cheap pat
riotism which inspired people to throw up their hats and their'
voices to applaud such pieces."
Fortunately, such a man does not represent any country,
any city or community. JTe represents nothing but himself,
and that is proof positive that his constituency is very small.
For indeed, the Frenchman and his "Marseillaise," the Gei'
man and his "Wacht am Khein," the Englishman and his
"God save the King," and the AVelshman and his "ITen Wlad
Fy Nhadai, (Land of My Fathers)," are quite as enthusiastic
over their respective anthems as we Americans are over ours.
And indeed there is none who dare gainsay their rights. Is
this "cheap patriotism?"
In 1813, an American was detained on board a BriU-
war vessel during the bombardment of an American fort. ITe
walked the deck of the vessel in deep agony during the entire
length of the night, and when the dawn came and showed the
Stars and Stripes still floating where he had last seen them,
he was moved by the spirit of the occasion to write the Star
Spangled Banner. Could any "cheap patriotism" have pro
duced such results?
When Lincoln, the Great Emancipator, expressed a prefer
ence for "Dixie Land," it was suggested that it was a rebel
song, and the president should leave it alone. The reply was
characteristic: "We have conquered "the South; their inter
ests are ours; why shouldn't we appropriate their songs?" Yet
who dare accuse Abraham Lincoln of "cheap patriotism?"
Just before the opening of the war with Spain, in 1S98, a
man made the remark that "People are not as loyal now as
they were in 1801." Yet when the crucial test, came, how
quickly was the lie given to the fellow who uttered such a senti
ment! The government records show that only a small per
centage of those who volunteered their services were needed
or accepted. These volunteers had been brought up on the
kind of patrioism instilled by a love for tho good old national
anthems. Is it "cheap patriotism" that leads a man to risk
his very life at such a time?
Yesterda', a hundred million people rested from their
labors to honor the American nation our home and our flag
the symbol of Purity, Honor, and Strength. For more than a
qentury and a third this has been the great day of rejoicing in
our history, second only to the feast of Christinas, which is uni;
versal in the civilized world. Great men of affairs, statesmen
and scholars joined with the more humble citizens in the cele
bration. Still there is one man in this hundred million who sees
nothing but "cheap patriotism." in it all. Thank Heaven,
the influence of such a man is interred with his bones.
CANADA SLAVERY OR VIRTUE?
The governor general of Canada is being beseiged with
petitions to save the life of a woman who killed the father of
her children rather than submit to the disgrace and horrors of
slavery. "We hear much about the noble enforcement of laws
in Canada and other British possessions, but there is such a
thing as carrying virtue so far that it becomes weak through
lack of exercise.
A pretty sight, indeed! A being, not man for his very
nature is not human, not brute, for the wildest of beasts will
protect his young as well as his mate, tries to compel his wife,
who is the mother of four and soon expecting a fifth, to take
up a life of shame to procure" money for himself. The poor
woman, whose life had been made unbearable by his un
speakable propositions, and in defense of her own honor and
of the good name of her children, finally killed her husband.
THE FARMER'S TELEPHONE
The progressive farmer stays at home in stormy weather and tran
sacts his business by telephone the less diligent one drives miles
through the rain and mud.
Most farmers have learned that it is poor economy to get along
without local and long distance telephone service.
Local Bell Service is the farmer's neighborhood messenger, while
the long distance Bell lines keep him in touch with the markets of the
N Nebraska Telephone Co.
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The Canadian law says she is a murderess, and as such, she
But the Canadian law says that two lives must not be
taken for one, so she is giveii a respite until her child shall be
one month old. Can you imagine that a good God will allow
this to take place?
A Chicago physician, according to press dispatches has
stated that he will offer to go upon the scaffold in her stead,
that her life may be spared to her children, to whom it be
longs. Xo sane man will question, under the circumstances,
that she will make a far better mother ,and give the children
better training, than would be possible if their father's plan
had succeeded, or even if it had failed and he had been allowed
to live, and flaunt his unnatural influences before- them.
In this country, 'we still have some states who continue the
disgraceful relic of barbarism, known as capital punishment,
but even in them, a woman who would defend her honor even to
the murder of the father of her children, would be hailed, and
rightly so, as a moral heroine.
Petitions are being circulated in different parts of the
United States, praying Earl Gray to spare the life of this brave
little mother. We do not know whether these petitions will
reach Columbus or not, but if they do, the least that any man
worthy of the name can do, in the name of humanity, is to sign
them. AVill the Canadian government have tlie heart to refuse
the prayer of a petition such as is being circulated, should it
show sufficient strength? It does not seem possible, that a
supposedly civilized, self-respecting country would enter of
ficially into a partnership with white slavers and who fall a
victim to their intended prey who had the courage to stand for
her own honor.
Let "Canada murder Angel ino Napolitano if she must
When she does, she will by that very act say to the panderers
of every city on the globe, "Welcome here; our daughters are
here for your use and purposes, and they dare not defend them
selves, under the penalties of the Canadian law!"
By its acts in this case, the Canadian executive will build
himself a monument. The world will wab'h what kind he shall
PRID AY 'S TRAGEDY,
A poet once, in commenting on the two kinds of people in
this world made the remark that they were
Not the jolly and sad, for the swift-flying years
Bring each man his joys and each man his tears."
Last Friday afternoon there was a happy family living in
South Columbus. They belonged to that large class which Abra
ham Lincoln once declared, "God must have loved, for lie made
so many of them." An hour later that home was in sore
distress, for the summons had come to gather one of the little
children from that household to return to its eternal home.
But it is seldom that the summons comes in such frightful
guise as it did when it called little Frank Glenn. The piercing
wail of the dreaded call of fire is awful at any time, but when
the respondents are called upon to witness the charred and
roasted remains of a little child in the ruins, then words fail
in their purpose and attempt at description becomes a mockery.
The father rises from his noon-day meal and goes forth
to his work, knowing that when he shall return he shall have
completed another half-year of efforts for the family he is sup
porting, and expects to return to their bosom at night, to be
met at the gate with the kiss and prattle of his babe. But it
is not to be. lie is called home prematurely, to receive the
awful tidings that the expected greetings can never come.
The poor mother, who has seen her darling but a few min
utes previously, happy and joyous in his play with his com
panions is told of the discovery. She cannot believe it. How
can she? Was "not her child healthy and happy a moment be
fore? Yet, it is true, for the poor little body is there, telling
a mute and tragic story, whichthe human heart cannot fathom
nor motal mind comx)rehe:
Tli question of a liospnmjpsr Norfolk received a great
impetus last week, when a lady of that town was almost fatally
burned, and was taken to Omaha to reach a hospital. It was
not necessary to go that far, but a city of six thousand people
should make preparations for such emergencies, it would seem.
The Aurora Republican is worrying about the lfitchcock-Shallenberger-Dahlman
bunch consigning Bryan to oblivion.
Nothing to it. The memory of Nebraska's greatest citizen
will still be fresh when nothing but his historical records
will be left to show that any one of the other three ever lived.
x Three questions open for discussion: How it happened,
how bad he is burnt, and a safe and sane Fourth nexj year.
Heart to Heart
By EDWIN A.NYE.
"WAKTED-A BIG BROTMER."
That was one of the big signs at the
child slfnre exhibit held recently in
You who live in the wide open space
of the countryside or you whose lawns
or yards give room for children's joy--ful
piny, what do you know of child
life iu the tenement districts of the big
In those regions live children whose
only place Is in the foul dark rooms
frequently infested with disease or in
In a single block in New York city
live or exist-2.371 children!
The population of a fair sized coun
ty seat town of the middle west chil
dren alone, to say nothing of adults
is congested in a district no bigger than
the cdurt house square, and there is no
playground but the street.
And listen! ,
With no other playground, of 717
children arrested In New York in July,
1!K)9, half were arrested for playing
The world has wept at the sorrows
of "Poor Joe." compelled by the burly
policeman to "move on." and here Is
society in the guise of big patrolmen
arresting little children for playing
games on the only playground they can
Another exhibit showed a sad phase
of child life children forced at a ten
der age to work in factories and sweat
Some of the mere tots work on wil
low plumes, knotting forty-two sep
arate filaments for a cent, or at the age
of four and five years they make arti
ficial violets 144 for 2 cents or they
work twelve hours picking beans of
coffee from the sweepings.
And they die like flies.
Much is being said about the con
servation of our natural resources, but
how will yon compare the material
wealth of soil and forest and stream
and mine with "a better crop of boys
Is a tree worth more than a child?
The only hopeful feature of this Xew
York exhibit which finds Its parallel in
all large cities is .that one half the
world learns how the other half lives.
And to know the awful needs of these
neglected children Is to find a way for
"The Big Brother" society you and
I must be responsible. We are our
II TIMES HIE IT
Interesting Happenings of Many
Years Ago, Taken From the
Files of This Paper.
Forty Years Ago.
The building now occupied by the
Tribune Printing Company was com
pleted. It was built at that time by
Gerrard & Reed, bankers, and was
later used by the Columbus State
Bank, coming into the possession of
Richard Ramey a few years ago.
Great excitement was manifested
over the ousting of Governor David
Butler from his office.
Thirty Years Ago.
President James A. Garfield was
shot in the depot of the Baltimore &
Ohio railroad, at Washington. The
assassin, Charles J. Guiteau, a dis
appointed office-seeker, was captured.
Twenty Years Ago.
The office of The Columbus Tele
gram suffered a small fire, the dam
age being estimated at about seventy
At the celebration of the Fourth at
Lindsay, a prize was offered auy
couple who would be married in pub
lic at the celebration. The prize wa3
claimed by E. M. Vaught and Miss
Emma Hedman, of Genoa.
Ten Yeas Ago.
Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Useo and son
IIP if &
INDIANAPOLIS. IND. Here is a
pretty kettle of fish. The offices
of the county clerks in Indiana aro
being filled to overflowing: with the
heads of dead crows, and the result is
not pleasing to the sense of smell, to
say the least. Came about this way:
At the last session of the legislature
the farmers of the state succeeded in
having a law enacted which placed a
bounty of ten cents upon the head of
every crow. The farmers argued that
the crows destroyed much of their
crops by eating the seeds after they
were scattered on the ground and
were a nuisance In general. Every
body thought it would be a good
scheme to abolish the pest by killing
off a large number of the prolific
crows. And so it came to pass that
the law was enacted and 'most ererr
body thought the question was solved
at once and for all time.
But It wasn't. The county clerks
are the sufferers and complainants
now. The farmer boys spend tfcalr
CHICAGO. Prices of coiffures ax
due for a slump and "milady of
the boulevards" may soon be prome
nading down Michigan avenue be
decked in the very latest of late Im
ported puffs which but recently form
ed the most conspicuous part of the;
hirsute adornment of the Celestials of
South Clark street
It may seem strange that tho moats
fashionable of Chicago's smart set'J
will be able to purchase real "imports
ed" nuffs. curls, braids, switches and
rata which were once the queues ofi
Chicago chop suey waiters and ChIn-4
ese laundrymen, but the fact remains
Indisputable, for according to the edict!
recently passed in China 90 per cent.
of all the Celestials in the United!
States have divorced themselves fronvJ
one of the most typically distinguish-
Ing features of the race the queue.!'
Following a similar move in thM
Chinatown of New York. San Franciai
co and other cities, the Chinese of
Chicago the other day kept the barbers
busy with the shears and by nighty
there were few left along South CIarlc.1
street who could boast of the "pig
tails" which were their pride of other!
days. Hip Lung, mayor of Chicago's J
Chinatown, and the leaders of tka
Wife Rifles Pockets! Then Beat Her
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PROVIDENCE, R. I. Judge a M. After listening to considerable of
Lee of the superior court, in tht this testimony. Judge Lee stated in
course of a separation suit brought? his opinion this couple ought to be
by Elizabeth T. England against her brought together and become recon
husband. John E. England, stated that died. Ho brought out the fact that
a man is justified in chastising hisj the woman only wanted separate sup
spouse if sho rifles his pockets. : port and probably woulu become
The Englands have been married reconciled to her husband some time,
about five years, and, recently thereij and thought the present a good timo.
has been trouble in the households Judgo Lee conferred with Lawyer
Mrs. England wanted separate sup-) Thomas F. Cooney. who represented
port from her husband when sho, camel Mrs. England, and Lawyer Arthur
Into court. She told on the witnesSii Cashing, representing Mr. England,
stand that they had three child
and had been living happily ,enot
until a short time ago.
One night, she related. MrjEngla
arrived at his home on Warren street
about 3 a. m., and proceeded to curl
up on the floor. Mrs. England ad-
mltted that she thought he was asleei
and started to go through, his pocket
Ar Laailiiig and Lake on Roof
BJEW YORK. Xew York within an
I" year Is to have one-of the mostirei
markable buildings on earth. It Is4
designed to replace Madison ' Square
Garden, and not the least of Its team
tures will be a landing stage 'for fly
ing machines. A $2,000,000 structure
Is to be reared on tho site of tho old
Brewster carriage factory on the west
side of Broadway between Forty,-sev-
enth and Forty-Eighth streets. It.
be used mainly for exhibition pur-
poses and tsMvbi trades In tho sporty
The Broadway project is backed byi
Interests Identified with 'the Schlltzt
Brewing company of Milwaukee, rep-e
resented In New York 'by John Oh-i
meis, restauranteur, and,
Schmidt The building 'will be erected
by the Atlas Development company
which in January of last year took
long lease on the Brewster site fromu
the Sutphin estate.
The new building is to, bo adapted
particularly to the needs? of the au-
tomobile, motor boat andavtatlon ln-jr
iuatries and their allied trades. Wtthir
Robert, left for an extended trip to
Europe, their objective point being:
the old home in Ireland.
County Treasurer J. G. Becher
drew a draft of $25,000 to pay tu
principal of the railroad bond'.s issued.
twenty years previously, also one for
$1,750 to pay the interest. i;he total
Interest amounted to $33,000.. making:
a grand total of $60,000. I
Five Years Ago. '
Dr. Edward Hoehen, an oIi resident
of Colambus, died at Danvill , Illinois,
"off rainy days" hunting crows. They
are bringing them to the county seats
by hundreds. The heads are strung
like so many beads or pearls, and oft'
en the strings measure four or five
feet in length. In communities whero
the crows are plentiful and that
seems to be all over Indiana the gun
uers can bag enough crows in a day
to rcalizo a good compensation for
Here is where the rub comes in.
The county clerk who receives and
pays for the crow heads must keep
them until his books, stock and ofllco
materials are audited by the county
commissioners, which is once a year.
Now what is the county clerk going
to do with the hundreds and hundreds
of crow heads brought to his oftlce?
Surely he cannot put them away in
the safe with other valuables. Neither
can he throw them away, for in that
vent he would have to stand the
bounty money from his own pocket.
The result is that his office smells to
high heaven, and even the. sale of
marriage licenses has suffered a
And that is the reason the county
Clerks of Indiana have signed a round
robin and forwarded it to Governor
Marshall, praying him to offer a solu
tion, or at least appoint a commission
for that end.
for Milady's Wig
famous Moy family, Moy Tong Geo
and Moy Tong Hoy. all bowed with
good grace before the power of the
The hair is being shipped by tho
Chinese to London where largo Eng
lish hair dealers will convert it Into
coiffures of tho latest fashions and
of various shades, and then ship "real
Imported" puffs back to American soil.
The money which tho Chinese in
this country will receive for tho hair
Is to be sent back to China.
Some time ago an edict was passed
to the effect that all citizens or for
mer citizens of China might cut off
their queues or retain them as they
saw fit. It was formerly one of the
strictest laws of the country that
every citizen must wear a queue, and
those without them were not allowed
to return to the empire on pain of
In search. of a watch and ring which
she claimed belong to her. But Mr.
England woke up and gave her a slap
In the face.
She tried to go through his pockets
again and testified that he gave her
a kick in the back. Under cross-examination
Mrs. England told that sho
had struck her husband with a shoe.
and they agreed to do what they could
to effect a reconciliation.
"But you must tell your client," ad
monished Judgo Leo, -with a smile, in
addressing Lawyer Cooney, "that sho
must not go through her husband's
pockets again. A man is justified in
slapping his wife if she goes through.
this end in view, certain unusual
features have been planned.
such as a starting and landing track
on tho roof, for flying machines, a
lake 60 by 125 feet, also on the -roof.
for the display of motor boats, and an
enormous freight and passenger ele
vator, 25 by 52, capable of carrying anl
aeroplane, a 50-foot motor boat orl
400 persons at one trip. I
The basement, which will have a
very high ceiling, will contain a res
taurant seating 6,000 or 7.000 persons
and run on tho plan of the famous
rathskellers of Berlin and Munich.
The roof will be used as an open air
garden in the summer. The lake is to
,be utilized as a skating rink in the
at the home of his daughter.
A meeting of the directors of the
new bank in Columbus, decided to
give it the name of "German National
News has reached Columbus that
Norman Parks, a former Columbus
boy, has purchased the Custer County
Rcpublican, at Broken Bow. The Re
publican has been a daily, but it is
understood that Mr. Parks will dis
continue the daily and publish a