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Glumbus Tribune -Journal
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Up to the present time no important part has been
taeEn by The Tribune-Journal in a political way, but
we feel that the time when it is best to take an active
interest in the matter. The question has been asked as
to what The Tribune-Journal expects to do during the
next few months as regards the choice of a senator from
Nebraksa, to succeed Norris Brown. The question of to
whom we shall give our support, whatever extent it may
reach, will depend upon the attitnde of Senator Norris
Brown during the remaining portion of the special sess
ion of congress ; whether his opponent shall be congress
man Norris, or some other good republican; and the
record of Senator Brown's opponent, whoever he may be.
At the present time, it looks very much as if Sena
tor Brown's only opposition might be from the doughty
congressman from McCook. There are several things to
indicate this. Two things that will appeal very strongly
are that Silas R. Barton has announced that he will be a
candidate for congress to All the shoes of Norris, and it
is rumored that George C. Junkin, of Smithfleld, will
also be a candidate, although he has not so announced
himself. The other, and a very significant sign, is, that
Merrick county has declared for Norris. One or two
other counties have also declared for Norris, but the
action of Merrick county has a special significance rfom
the fact that the choice of a preference for senator had
been made an issue there for a number of weeks.
Another feature of the fight in Merrick was the fact
that it is the home of Hon. W. T. Thompson, former
attorney-general of Nebraska, and generally recognized as
being Senator Brown's first lieutenant. In the news
paper war, the Nonpariel, edited by H. G. Taylor,
espoused the cause of Senator Brown, while the Repub
lican, of which Will Rice is publisher, was Mr. Norris'
Democrats will tell you that 1912 is to be a banner
democratic year. There is no reason why this should be
so in Nebraska. With Shallenberger, Thompson and
Reed already in the field, and considerable talk of
Gruenther being at the gate, the democrats will be kept
so busy fighting their own battles that they dare not at
tempt to touch the republican candidates. While it had
been supposed that the organization was to be in favor of
Shallenberger, yet if Chris Gruenther should become a
candidate, the present state machinery, with himself in
control, could hardly be expected to hurry to the rescue
of any other candidate. Besides, I. J. Dunn has an
nounced that he holds some very important cards in his
sleeve, and that when the time comes they will surely be
The recent letter of M. F. Harrington to R. L.
Metcalfe, editor of Mr. Bryan's Commoner, sounds ilke
the belated wail of a spanked child, and as the Lincoln
Journal says" reveals far more than it was intended to."
The county convention of Mr. Bryan's home county
has given him a beautiful vote of confidence, and both
he and his brother, as well as Mr. Metcalf were chosen
as delegates' to the state convention. While this was go
ing on, Mayor Dahlman was in control of the Douglas
county convention, which adopted resolutions denouncing
Bryan as a traitor, while Jim, was clamoring for re
venge. Besides all this, there is a local circumstance that
cannot help but have a bearing on the state campaign.
Mr. Gruenther is not to be allowed to devote his atten
tion to the state campaign, as he will have opposition in
his own party for renominationn for the office he now
holds, Louis Held having filed for the place at the last
moment. Will not the effect of this be to keep him at
home during the primary campaign, and thus prevent him
from going out into nthe state to assist in placing on
the democratic state ticket some one who might prove
obnoxious to certain interested parties?
It Didn't Work.
Alf. Sorenson,of the Omaha Examiner, tells a story
of how the railroads failed in their attempt to throw a
mantle of darkness over Colonel Fairbrother, and from
the story may be drawn a valuable lesson.
As most people know, the National Educational
Association has just finished holding a session at San
Francisco. Reduced rates were granted on various roads
leading to the city of the Golden Gate, and the colonel
bought a round trip ticket from his South Carolina home
to San Francisco for eighty-four dollars; WJien he
reached Memphis, a distance of about a thousand miles
from home, his original ticket was taken up and another
handed to him with the printed condition that he must,
in order to secure the benefit of that rate, be in San
Francisco on a certain date and then pay two dollars for
a membership in the association and have the secretary
certify that he was a member.
When he got to Memphis the matter was laid before
the officials of the railroad company, but they refused to
try to do anything for him until he threatened to go to
Washington and report the whole thing to the commerce
commission, when they yielded and gave him what he
wanted. It cost the company in addition to carrying the
passenger in a different class from that which they in
tended, the price of a telephone communication to Wash
ington, twelve hundred miles away.
The moral of this is easily found. Every day there
are many people persuaded to take something other than
that which they really want, because it suits somebody
else to substitute a different article. You hear a man
tell another that he wishes a certain thing. Yet, because
of cajolery, bull-dozing or other means, he finally gets,
not what he wants, but something he is told is "just as
good. " Of course, this is not practiced so much when a'
man is present; and the deal made face to face, although
there is a great deal of it even then.
Where the substitution trick is usually turned is in
ordering an article through the mails, and although per
haps a second or even a third choice is often expressed,
you are not always sure that you are even then getting
what you are paying for; and the merchant in such cases
has his money in advance, so you must either bear it or
make trouble that may cost you twenty times what the
article is worth. And yet the very next opportunity we
have we go right ahead and leave the way open to have
the same thing done over again.
One great trouble is that we do not have enough men
like Colonel Fairbrother. We often accept the substi
tution without a murmur except that perhaps we tell it
to our neighbors instead of insisting that the wrong be
Another thing, the railway official in this case, as
in many cases of attempted oppression, was overbearing
and impudent. The customer knew his rights and knew
how to get them enforced.
It is wonderful what a taming effect this has on
some men who at first are inclined to use bad judgment.
Nebraska people generally will view with satisfac
tion the selection of a former Nebraska man as head of
the National Educational Association, in the election of
Carroll G. Pearse for the place. Mr. Pearse began his
educational career as teacher of a country school in this
state, and was later city superintendant of the schools of
Beatrice and Omaha, from which place he was chosen as
city superintendent of Milwaukee. A year ago, the nom
inating committee of the association recommended the
name of a prominent educator, but this was rejected and
Mrs. Ella Flagg Young, city superintendent of Chicago,
was elected. It was understood that she was an "insur
gent," that is, opposed to the old order of things in ed
ucational circles, and charges were made that the organ
ization was in the control of the so-called text-book
trust. The same crowd this year presented the name of
Dr. A. E. Winship, of Boston, who was defeated by Mr.'
Pearse. Dr. Winship, of Boston, will be remembered
by many as having taught here in the institute a number
of years ago.
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Someone has hinted that The Tribune-Journal is not
a good republican paper because it has seen fit to stand
up for the Albert law. That was not a party measnre.
It was passed by republican and democratic votes in both
branches of the legislature and signed by a republican
governor, and the sisters and daughters of republicans
are protected just as much as those of democrats. Any
man who would advance such a small bored argument
seems to be hard up for an excuse to advance partisan
ship at the expense of his American citizenship.
A most revolting story of the ingratitude of a son to
ward his mother comes from Genoa. The son is said to
be a prominent business and church man of the town,
and the story goes that he had allowed his poor old
mother, to take care of herself, unless some one else
should see fit to help her. Public sentiment in Genoa is
reported to be very strong against the man, as he is
abundantly able to take good care of the mother, who
was found to be in a most destitute condition.
Many people will remember with pleasure the visit
of Very Rev. Father J. Henry Tihen, who was a lecturer
at the chautauqua here a year ago. This forenoon Mgr.
Tihen was consecrated as Bishop of Lincoln, to succeed
the late Bishop Bonacum, havipg been elected a few
weeks ago. His promotion will be greeted with pleasure
by his many admirers in the state as well as in his own
The Tribune-Journal is not a crank on the liquor
question, one way or the other, but we believe that one
or two of Lincoln's tactless newspaper men are doing more
to injure our capital city than can be overcome in a dozen
years. There are two weekly sheets down there that go
to the opposite extremes, and one is about on a par with
There is a man who lives real close to the city
limits of Columbus who doesn't always remember to light
the lamps on his automobile when he goes out for an
evening ride. Some of these days the papers will have
an accident to report, perhaps with gruesome details.
Among our exchanges from all over the state appear
advertisements of chautauquas, and it makes us feel like
the good old times when Columbus was up-to-date in this
matter,. No chautauqua, no county fair, no celebration,
no races. No wonder it's dry.
Sixteen years ago, C. C. Carrig was a republican
and populist candidate for treasurer of Platte county, but
was defeated by H. S. Elliott. Now he is a canidate for
the democratic nomination for the same office in Buffalo
The Canadian government has commuted the sentence
of Mrs. Angelino Napolitano, who killed her husband at
Sault Ste. Marie, to life imprisonment.
The First Job
A host of young men are this month lining up to a
factory bench or office desk for the first time in their
lives, and Saturday nights they put in their pocket the
first money ever earned for a week's work. No pay en
velope they draw in later life, no matter how fat, will
ever look so good to them.
The one thing for them to think of in taking their
first employments, is as to whether their new tasks are
such as to lead to bigger things. The nimble' fingers
of a boy sometimes command a range of pay out of all
proportion to the importance of an employment. A fifteen-year-old
boy feels proud at earning $1.50 a day
folding circulars. But let him reflect that if he was to
fold circulars all his life, he would never get any more
than that. Most young men are too anxious for big
pay quick. Instead they should utterly disregard the
size of the first year's salary, and think only of getting
into a line of work in which there are chances to rise.
Road Developement Near.
Better roads are near for Nebraska. There has
been a wonderful crystalization of sentiment within the
past few months, and the sentiment is all for highway
improvement. Everywhere in eastern Nebraska, enthu
siastic men may be found planning for a betterment of
this or that road route. Every town has picked out some
highways which above others need immediate attention.
Nearly every town has some organization "boosting" a
good roads movement. To say that the automobile has
furnished the impetus for this recent rush of good roads
sentiment is but to put in words a fact that must be ap
parent to everyone who is at all familiar with the situa
tion. People could get along somehow when they had
to be content withlold Dobbin, but it is altogether a diff
erent question now with a $2,000 rubber-tired machine
that will run fifty miles an hour to be reckoned with.
Fortunately, the farmers are finding themselves as able
to purchase these conveyances as their city cousins, and
the country need for them is no less than the city. The
automobile is a great purse opener. It will make a
spender of a tightwad just a little bit quicker than any
thing else ever invented. Nebraska, with its rapidly in
creasing number of automobiles, its prosperity and its
steady development, is on the verge of becoming a great
community for good roads. Fremont Tribune.
A Summer Lesson.
The family horse was jogging along at a little better
rate than animals of that description are supposed to do,
over a rather uninteresting road, wnen the driver sud
denly pulled him up shortly and the carriage came to a
stop. There was no need of explanation. An unexpected
variation of the landscape and the picture it presented
to tired eyes was sufficient. A group of trees, pines,
the low growing branches of which had never been
touched by the hand of the prnner, were set, oddly enough,
in the midst of a well-cultivated field where the black
soil was not yet hidden by a the growing crop. Beneath
the trees the grass was luxuriant and deeply green; there
was shade and shelter from the heat of the early summer
sun and the south wind. No one spoke though four pairs
of eyes rested lovingly and longingly on the beauty spot.
At last the little lad of five said gravely, wistfully,
"I would like to play there."
He had spoken for all, but the invitation of the.
oasis must of necessity we thought be resisted and the
horse was urged to an even quicker pace. Afterwards
when our destination was reached with time to spare, we
remembered the child's words and our own longing and
said " We might have stopped to play for a little while."
It is usually wise when a journey is in progress to'
look straight ahead and follow the road until the end is
in sight. He who loiters by the way is in danger of
wasting time and strength in aimless pursuits and of
finding himself hopelessly belated when the night comes.
The rule holds good in most undertakings. The roads
which lead to educational attainments, to business success
and to any achievements of importance are long and hard
and it requires steady plodding to travel them to the end.
But there are times when a bit of tarrying is an advant
age because it gives strength for the rest of the journey
and lets tired eyes have a glimpse of wayside beauties.
The traveler who knows how and when to rest will reach
the goal in better condition, if not sooner, than one who
pushes on regardless of promptings to linger for a time.
There are wayside resting places which can never attract
but once. There are springs whose waters may never be
tasted if they are scorned when they are obtainable.
There are beautiful things which will never come before
the vision if the eyes refuse to rest upon them with de
light in passing. Consequently it is well sometimes to
urge upon people something besides concentration and
industry. To learn how and when to rest is to acquire
valuable knowledge, and it is a lesson which summer
helps to instill. The instinct that sends busy people
away from usual occupations to seek change and recrea
tion in what we style vacations, is real, and springs from
actual need of body and mind. It is not the result of
fashion but of a demand of -nature. It may be followed!
It's getting so that when a maa proposes
to a maid
(If sho accepts) she peeps at him with
blushes, half afraid.
As though she did not want to aay the
"Yes without some study.
And fit st she hints that June's the month
to marry anybody!
Now, why Is It that ladles fair prefer ths
month of roses?
Won't January do as well? Why, any
That February is as good as March and
And May sometimes the first of May
seems setting- dates too far.
Of course. If he should pop la June It's
rlKht enough to say
That any or Its thirty dates shall be the
If It's July, or August, though. Septem
ber or October.
To wait till June Is apt to make the maa
look rather sober.
November Is a thankful month; aad hap
py grooms remember
Their brides as rarest Christmas gifts. It
wedded In December.
Now, congress might assist the men this
choice of June to parry
By law the months could each be June
for those who wish to marry.
in foolish rather than wise manner at times,
still a good instinct. -7-York Daily News.
but it is'
Call for the Republican County Con
vention. The republican electors of Platte
county, Nebraska, are hereby called
to meet in delegate convention In
the city of Columbus, in Firemen's
hall, in the North opera house, on
Monday, the 24th day of July, at 2
o'clock, p. m., for the purpose of elect
ing eleven delegates to the state con
vention to be held in the city of
Lincoln, Nebraska on the 25th day
of July, 1911, and to elect a central
committee, and transact such, other
business as may publicly come be
fore the convention.
It Is recommended that primaries
be held in the several townships and
wards on Saturday, July 22, 1911, for
the purpose of electing delegates to
said county convention; said primar
ies to be held at an hour designated
by the township or ward commit
teeman. The basis of representation for
delegates to said convention shall
be one delegate at large, and one
delegate for every fifteen (15) votes,
for major fraction cast for Senator
Elmer J. Burkett for preference for
United States senator at the last gen
Said representation to be as follows:
Columbus, First Ward 5
Columbus, Second Ward 5
Columbus, Third Ward 11
Columbus, fourth Ward 9
Columbus township 7
Bismark township 4
Sherman towsnhip 4
Creston township 7
Shell Creek township 3
Grand Prairie township 3
Humphrey township 3
Butler township 4
Loup township 2
Lost Creek township .... 6
Burrows township 2
Granville township 4
Monroe township 4
Joliet township 4
St. Bernard township 3
Woodville township 4
Walker township 10
Oconee. "Monroe" 4
Oconee, "Oconee" 2
Total number of delegates.... 109
It is recommended that no proxies
be allowed, and that the delegates
present cast the vote of the entire
delegation on all matters which may
C. N. McELFRESH.
Columbus Township Republicans.
The republican electors of Colum
bus township are hereby called to
meet In party primary at the town
ship hall on Saturday, July 22, be
tween the hours of 6:30 and 8:30 p.
m., for the purpose of electing seven
delegates to the county convention,
to be held Monday, July 24.
A. J. MASON, Committeeman.
Bjr EDWIN A.HY&
Third Ward Republicans.
The party primary of the republi
cans of the third ward of the city of
Columbus will be held in the office of
the Columbus Gas Co., 716 West
Thirteenth street, Saturday, July 22,
from the hours of seven to eight p. m.
C. C. Sheldon, Committeeman.
A STORY FOR GIRLS.
This is a true story I got from an old
newspaper man concerning Chief Jus
tice White of the supreme court
It is a love story.
Years ago when Mr. White was a
young law student at Louisville he did
not look the man he has become. He
was verdant, awkward, self conscious,
but there was a certain something
about him that bespoke a strong char
acter. He fell In love with one of the beau
,tles of the city and was accepted.
White told his sweetheart they must
wait until he could get a foothold la
Enter another suitor.
Tie latter was rich and the scion of
one of tne leading families. The girl
threw White over and married the
wealthy young man.
Which nearly broke White's heart,
though in the end it make a man of
White became a great lawyer and
went to the senate from Louisiana.
President Cleveland made him a jus
tice of the supreme court, and later
President Taft promoted him to be
chief Justice, a position esteemed by
some as higher than that of president.
Again the whirligig of time brought
While and the proud B!ue Grass bells
On the day that Justice White was
sworn in a pale woman sat In the su
preme court chambers. She wore wid
ow's weeds and had known many vicis
situdes. A suitor at the bar of the
august tribunal, tears filled her eyes
tears of memory and regret.
She knew the new judge, but he did
not suspect that behind her veil was
the face of his old sweetheart
The woman at last report was em
ployed In one of the departments at
Washington, but the chief justice
knows nothing of her. She Is not of
those who attend high functions.
Be careful how you mistreat or dis
card that honest energetic young fel
low who comes courting you, who asks
you to wait until he can make a home
Look to the outcome.
Has he brains and character? If so
you can afford to wait.
When Abraham Lincoln went court
ing Miss Todd, the Kentucky belle, he
was not handsome or cultured, and he
had for his rival the fine appearing,
prosperous lawyer. Stephen A. Doug
las. But Miss Todd, with rare discrim
ination, saw the superiority of the
When looking for a sjusband look be-j
MUk exteriors 1
m TIMES GONE BY
Interesting Happenings of Many
Years Ago, Taken From the
Files of This Paier.
FORTY YEARS AGO
A meeting was held to discuss ways
and means for establishing a college
Mr. Gerrardwas appointed district
attorney of the United States for the
district of Nebraska, but resigned im
mediately and the vacancy was filled
with the appointment of Mr. Neville.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
A new floor was ordered to be placed
in the office of the county treasurer.
The Genoa Leader changed hands,
Watts Burgess having sold it to E. V.
W. N. Hensley was prospecting for
gold in the mountains near Gunnison
TWENTY YEARS AGO
Frank Rivet, a son of Mr. and Mrs.
Joseph Rivet, of Joliet township, died.
Mr. Rivet had died shortly before the
death of Frank. Eleven deaths had
occured in the family in ten years.
The Abts & Calto store was burg
larized, the thieves securing from
twenty-five to thirty dollars.
TEN YEARS AGO.
A two-year-old daughter of Bios
Wacha, living near Schuyler, died as
a result of eating bread she had soak
ed in fly poison. ,
Sam Gass, chief of the fire depart
ment, Bert J. Galley, W. J.Gregorius,
Harry Lawrence and William Baker
were attending the firemen's tourna
ment at Fremont
Work on the Oelrich, Ragatz and
Brugger buildings was being pushed.
FltE YEARS AGO.
Engineer Richardson, of North
Platte, was killed in a head-on col
lision which took place in the west
end of the Columbus vards. Both en
gines were demolished.
THOUGHTS IN PASSING.
If a man feels that he has the con
fidence of the public he knows about
how a horse would feel If it knew it
was a favorite In the betting.
The average man Is very proud on
hearing his wife tell the neighbors
that she only spent 85 cents for the
material in her dress, but he cannot
help feeling worried over the glances
given by the same neighbors, as li
they thought he were stingy.
The wildest of all reformers Is the
ono who wants to reform the reform
ers who want to make public speeches
all the time.
We wonder what became of them.
We have never read an obituary or
a biography which stated that Mr.
So-and-So was once a lightning rod
You can be just as happy, even If
you are poor, as the man with many
millions, and you would be, too, 11
he didn't have the many millions.
The other morning we tried to talk
to a man about rebates and he walked
away, saying he was tired of fish
We pity the man who Is unappre
ciated to the extent that bis wife does
not believe his smoking on the porch
will drive away mosquitoes, and that
he really smokes to keep the mos
quitoes away from her fair skin.
To decide a bet. will someone tell
us If It really helps the music for s
band conductor to swing his baton aa
"Yes," said the man with the alli
gator suit case, "I was at the Upto
thelimit hotel in the mountains last
week, and while there joined a party
which attempted to climb the highest
peak of the range. We got to an alti
tude of 14,000 feet, which Is about as
high as any one has gone in those
"O, I don't know," comments the
man with the imitation leather va
lise. "You don't know?" asks the first
man. "Do you know of any one who
has gone higher than that?"
"Yes. I stopped at the Uptothelimlt
house four weeks once. You ought to
have seen my bilL"
Honest Medicines Versus Fakes
President Taffs recent message
suggesting an amendment ts the
Pure Food and Drug law in Its rela
tion to Prepared Medicines, does not
refer to such standard medicines as
Foley's Honey and Tar Compound
and Foley Kidney Pills, both of which
are true medicines carefully com
pounded of ingredients whose medi
cinal qualities are recognized by the
medical profession itself as the best
known remedial agents for the dis
eases they ars iattaisd to couater-
The pretty summer boarder watch
ed with great Interest the working of
the bay baling machine which had
been hauling to the farm and was be
ing operated In the lower 30.
As the big bundles of compressed
hay were tumbled to the ground she
studied them attentively, then asked:
"What do you do with that?"
"Feed it to the stock, o' course," ex
plained the son of the landlady.
"O, to be sure. I suppose this !a a
machine to make breakfast food for
the horses and cows."
act. For over three decades Foley's
Honey and Tar Compound has been a
standard remedy for coughs, colds
and affections of the throat, chest and
lungs for children and for grown
persons, and it retains today its pre
eminence above all other' preparations
of its kind. Foley Kidney Pills are
equally effective and 'meritorious. For
sale by all druggists.
Dr. H. J Arnold, oOce
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