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DOMINATION by ac, l unation to
fyi I head the state ticket in an Im-
LJ portunt campaign Is a rate uooti -
Ktvj5!) '" U;l' "''"ais of the repub-
Yet this iH thfs hitli compliment paid to
lion. John B. Barnes of Norfolk ly his
political and professional associates its the
culmination of h u eful career of thirty
two yours In tho state. During this time
Judge Barnes has risen step by st"p,
through hard work and patient end-avor
from tho condition of a penniless school
teacher to his prorent hinh standing at
the bar, arid in the estimation of Ills fel
low citlsens. It is not tho first recognition
given IiIh ability as h Jurist, for he his
served as Judge on the district bench with
credit und distinction, retiring to devote
himself to the practice of his profession,
from whlcli ho was called two years ago
to nssume tho onerous duties of a commis
sioner of the supreme court, being re
appointed when the lute legislature re
enacted the law providing fur that adjunct
to the state's highest Judicial tribunal.
As a member of the supremo court commis
sion Judge Barnes has contributed at least
two decisions of paramount importance.
One is the opinion declaring the female
labor law constitutional, a statute that
directly affects the Intercut of the working
people of tho slate, and another which
compelled tho Lincoln Truetlon company to
pay its taxes, thus saving to the citizens
of IJncoln something like T!"iO,0C0.
Judge Humes has been among the pro
gressive men since he first assumed the
duties that come with the estate of man
hood, lie began hi active life as a farm
hand la Ashtabula county, Ohio, where he
was born. In 1M0, and UvcJ until 1871, with
the exception of the year he served lu
the amy during the rebellion. He had
the school advantages common to the com
munity and none other, but when he landed
at Ponea thirty-two yeurs ugo ho had put
the farm behind hi in. and began his Ne
braska career as a school toucher. Ijw
was his ambition and his study, and bad
T a meeting of a society of women
writers in Loudon Mrs. Kate
Douglas Wlggin-niggB told of the
number of chiloren In various
kindergarten establishments thai
frit S I
n named after her.
said an English woman.
"My friend Marie Corel! I Intel
i race horse
named after her, and the Jockeys persisted
In calling it the Merry Gorilla, so she ho to
suffer that nickname from the knowing."
Sir Kdward Clarke, tne noted English bar
rister, tells with give how u young lawyer
once scored oft him. Late one afternoon a
case In which Sir Kdward wus Interested
was called, whereupon ho usktd that-It be
put off until the following morning, aa he
bud been arguing a care In another court
all day and was much eanausted. The
request was granted and the next case
called. The young lawyer then usked for
postponement of this case also. Buying he,
too, was exhausted. Tho court usked what
he had been dulng. "If It please the court,"
was the reply. "I have been listening to
Sir Kdward Clarke."
Aprupos of the humorous reference to the
somnolence of Judges made by James M.
Beck, formerly assistant attorney guueral
of the United States, at the dinner of the
Hurdwlcke society. In London, un English
paper recalls that during tha protracted
sessions of the Parnell commission Justice
Day habitually eat with closed eyes. It waa
commonly supposed that his lordship was
sleeping, and the late Sir Frank Lockwood,
observing that the learned Judge was very
much awakened by a little tiff between the
president and Sir Charles Russell, ex
claimed quite audibly: "This Is the dawn
Bishop Doune was at one time the rector
of an Episcopal church In Hartford, and
the services at this church Mark Twain
would occasionally attend. Twain, one Sun
day, played a Joke upon the rector.
"Dr. Doane." he said, at the end cf the
service, "I enjoyed your sermon this morn
ing. I welcomed It like an old friend.
I have, you know, a book at home con
taining every word cf It."
MYou have not," suld Dr. Douno.
"1 have so," said the humorist.
"Well, send that book U ma. I'd like to
THE ILLUSTRATED BEE.
been for years prior to his coming to this
state, and after a year's service as a
pedagogue he applied for and secured ad
mission to the bar and permission to hung
out a shingle In anticipation of clients.
In 172 ttrr begtm the citent-sreking period
of his career at Ponca and kept It up for
several years, but he didn't weaken. It
Is merely coincidental that tho same year
he was sent as a delegate to the state con
vention, an experience that has become a
habit with him, for be has attended every
one since then up to that which met Tues
diy and paid Mm the rare tribute of a
unanimous nomination for the highest Ju
dicial position In the gift of the people of
tho slate. Two years tipo he had sskoj
for the nomination, hut stood aside to allow
tho 1 onor to go to his friend. Judge So lg
wick of York, throwing his strength to hi n
nt the right time to secure hi.i nomination.
For thl.H and for his own sterling qu ilities
and excellent record as a Jurist he was
honored by his party colleagues, vllh a
remarkable expression of cnnflilor.ee.
Three years after he had begun the prnc
II ce of law, in 1S73, on tho adoption of the
constitution of that year, he was elected
to tho position of prosecuting attorney for
tho Sixth district, and was 1Ut re-elected
to the same ofllee. In 179, when Judge
Valentine was elected to congress, District
Attorney Barnes- was appointed to fill the
vacancy on the bench of the Sixth dis
trict, and was later elected for the full
term. At that time the Sixth district com
prised sixteen counties and all the unor
ganised territory to the west of them. In
18K4 he refused a renoininatlon, and retired
'from the bench to resume his practice,
which he followed until the early part of
1002, when he wiu called to Lincoln to
become a member of the supreme court
commission, In which c.tpacity he Is now
For Fixteen years Judge Barnes resided
in Dixon county and for seventeen years
he has been a resident of Norfolk. lie has
a wife and throe sons, the latter all born
In Nebraska and all graduates of the state
university. The oldest son, John B. Barnes,
Jr., has been admitted to the bar and Is at
present superintendent of schools at Te
kamah. Ouy W. Barnes, the second son,
took a scientific course at the university
and Is now connected with the beet sugar
factory at Norfolk, while the youngest,
Alfred Kimball Barnes, Is an Instructor In
the department of natural philosophy In the
state university. Judge Barnes was mar
ried In 1874 to Miss Ida F. Ilannant, a
Nebraska resident, though formerly of
One of the organisations that has come
quietly Into some prominence of recent
years is the Interstate Sheriff's association.
This body Is devoted to a peculiar phase
Gleanings From the
"I'll send It." Twiln replied.
And be sent, the next morning, an un
abridged dictionary to the rector.
Perhaps the leraasr and most effective
election speech ever made was that of Mr.
John Peel at Accrlnirton, when at last,
and after the moat urgent solicitation, he
was Induced to address there the electors
of northeast. Lancashire, says a writer In
T. P.'s Weaa-ly. "Men of Aeerington, If
you are so backward In coming forward,
we shall all b behind as we were I fore."
The only deliverance comparable with this
In terseness ami effectiveness was the
sermon of Dean Swift's, which, taking as
Its text. "He that gi vet h to the poor lendath
to the Iord. began and ended thus:
"Brethren. If you like the security, down
with the dwrtr
Chekib Bey, the Turkish minister to
Washington,' attended in Philadelphia the
recent launching of the Turkish war ship
MedJICla at tha Cramps' ship yard, relates
the New York Tribune.
During the luncheon following the launch,
Chekib Bey animadverted for a moment on
tha beggara of Philadelphia.
"You liave here," he said, "un enterpris
ing Btid Intelligent collection of hfjrgars.
One of them spproached me this morning.
He told a moving tale of misfortune; then
he asked me for a little money.
"I put my hand In my po ket, to find that
I was altogether out of change.
" 'My man, I said, 'I have nothing for
you now, but In an hour I shall be passing
this way again. Then. I promise you, you
shall get something from me.'
" 'All right, sir,' said the beggar, but all
the same,' he added fretfully, 'you wouldn't
believe the amount of credit I give tn this
Judge Glegertch has never been accused
of tax dodging, reports the New York
World, yet a recent epigram of his shows
how clearly be understands the feelings
of the average man on this subject. He
was recently talking with lawyer Michael
Harris when the term "a popular tax" waa
"Is there such a thing aa a popular
tax?' " sttggested Harris.
"Oh, yea." replied the Judge. "I know
ae variety ac taxes that are aatreuMb
of sociology, or rather, criminology, and.
gives it much attention. While methods"
for the apprehension and punishment of
criminals enter largely Into the delibera
tions of the body, It does not omit con
sideration of the larger purpose of how to
prevent crime. Reformatory measures,
rather than punitive, are studied to the end
that crime may be minimized or abolished.
In this tlus sheriffs are allied with the other
associations working to the same end, and
keep In close touch with them, at the
same time preserving their own distinctive
organization. The association recently held
a three-day session at Omaha, during the
time of which many questions of Interest
to the law officers and to persons Interested
In the reform of wrongdoers received In
telligent attention. At the same time
officers for the next year were chosen.
John Steiner, who was elected president.
Is sheriff of Dubuque county, Iowa, where
he has resided for forty-seven years all his
life. Kor twenty years he wis a commer
cial traveler, but two years ago his friends
Insisted on nominating him for sheriff, and,
although the county Is strongly democratic
and he in a republican, he was elected by a
handsome majority. His record in office
has been so good that he has been re
nominated and his supporters arc confident
of his re-election. Mr. Steiner in 1302 at
tended fur the first time the meeting of
tho Interstate Sheriffs' association, held
that year at Kansas City, and was then
elected president. Ills administration was
so popular that at the Omaha convention
he had no opposition. Personally he is a
most genial and companionable man, with
the faculty of making fiiends readily and
holding them firmly.
Another man who waa signally honored
by the Omaha convention of sheriffs whs
BcnJ tmln Franklin Tru.nbo, sheriff of La
Salic county, Illinois. Ho was unanimously
chocen to be permanent secretary-treasurer
of the association. Mr. Trumbo is tho
political opposite of Mr. Steiner, being a
democratic sheriff In a republican county,
chosen by a handsome majority on account
of his personal popularity with his fellow
citizens. He Is a native of La Salle county,
and has the further distinction of being the
only native born sheriff the county ever
had. He is a farmer by profession, but has
had the advantage of a good education, und
never sought office but the one time. His
term of office so far has been entirely satis
factory to the people of his home county,
by whom he is generally highly esteemed.
One of the features of the late session of
the grand lodge of Knights of Pythias of
Iowa at Council Bluffs was the encampment
"What are they?" asked Harris, in sur
prise. "Those paid by other peoples" answered
The editor of the Chinese Daily World,
published in San Francisco, Is a graduate
of Yale, and, while retaining all the char
acteristic reticence of his race, he Is, never
theless, rather clever at repartee, as waa
recently Instanced when a rather dapper
young fellow called at the World office to
ell a certain grade of paper. The editor af
fects tha American style of dress, and the
paper house drummer thought he would be
smart, and opened the conversation by Im
pudently askraar: "What kind of a 'nese
are you a Japanese or a Chinese V The
editor smiled blandly, and with a courteous
bow retorted: "Before I anawer your In
quiry, will you kindly inform me the kind
of a key you are, and tell me If you are a
monkey, a donkey or a Yankee?" The
drummer fled In dismay.
Senator Hoar used to be shaved by a col
ored barber of the name of Dickson when
ever ho went to Boston. One morning he
opened a conversation by saying: "I be
lieve you are a member of the African
church in street?
"No, sah, not at all, sah," was the reply,
made with much dignity.
"Ah, I thought you were when I was
"But not dls yeah, sah."
Ah. have you resigned?"
"Well, sah, it was dls way: I Jlned dat
church en good faith and de fust yeah I
give ten dolluhs to'ds the stated gospel, en
all de church people calls me 'Brudder Dick
son.' De second yeah ma bizness fell off,
en I give five dollahs, en all de church peo
ple dey call me 'Mister Dickson.' Do dls
raxxer huht yo", sahT"
"Not at all; it Is very easy."
Thank yo. sah; well, de third yeah I
fell so pohly dat I don' give nuthin' 't all
fur preachln', en all de church people dey
pass me by en say 'dat old niggah Dickson.'
After dat I quit 'em."
"Writing headlines for a newspaper Is
something of a fine art," said Senator DolU
ver to a reporter of the Fu lUuJ Oreg.inlan
recently. "A good headline writer unques
tionably Is a mighty valuable man on a
paper. headline came near being my
of the uniform rank. About 400 knights
loyal made their home during the greater
purt of a week lo the pretty little city of
tents, which was named Camp Manchester
In honor of the lately deceased state com
roander of the rank. Brigadier General J.
C. Manchester of Ottumwa. During the
time In camp regular military discipline
and routine was enforced, 'und the knights
were given their daily drill In addition to
the more showy features of dress parade
and guard mount. Before the close o com
petitive drill wus held. In which the evolu
tions and manual laid down for the Uni
form Rank were gone through with. These
In the main follow very closely the In
fantry tactics eif the I'nitfd States army,
but have additional some, intricate but
rretfy maneuvers to be executed by com
panies and squads, which add much to tho
effectiverrss of the display. Thore com
panies that took part In tho Council Bluffs
drill showed a high d- pree of efficiency ar.d
were warmly complimented on their
Tho North Platte State Junior Normal
school dosed August 14. It was In every
way a success and conclusively proved the
wisdom of the legislators in providing a
moans of education for the teachers of
western Nebraska. The attendance nt the
North Platte Junior Normul was second
among the five created by the legislature,
the total enrollment belr.g 275. The i orps
of instructors, whose pictures appear on
another page, were among the leading ed
ucators In the state ami only the a'udents
can approach a fair estimate of the va'.uo
of their work. Superintendent W. H. Gard
ner of Atrliurn was the principal, and In
the ten weeks ho was In charge he not only
won the respect of the teac'nrs. but the
rltlrens of the town ns well. The other
Instructors were Superintendent Joseph
Sparks of Aurora, Superintendent J. A.
Del7ell of Lexington, Principal T. A.
Butcher of Ashland. Miss Grace Greves of
Fremont and Miss Elizabeth V. Burke, the
pianist, of North Platte. When Superin
tendent Delzell was nppointed a member
of the 8tate Board of Education, Superin
tendent J. C. Orr of North Flatte was sub
stituted In his place the last three weeks
of the term. To a great extent the success
of the normal was due not only to the In
structors, but tho nover-tlrlng energies of
County Superintendent Neale of North
Platte. County Superintendents Softly of,
Perkins county, Tressler of Keith and
Smith of Dnwson also lobo-ed for the
normal and the co-operation of alt of these
with State Superintendent W. K. Fowler
made the normal a school of which pit con
cerned have Just cause for pride. We plso
have in this Issue a picture of the county
superintendents and the students In at
undoing once. Back along the New Eng
land coast somewhere is a rather danger
ous reach of land marked on tho charts as
Dolliver'B Neck. A big storm was raging
along the coast once Just at the time I was
having a hot campaign in Iuwa. The tem
perance people are pretty strong In that
state. Well, on the morning of election
day I pieked up a paier and then Jumped
about four feet straight up. A line clear
across the top of the front page, in bold,
black letters, read, 'Five Schooner Gone
Down at Dolliver's Neck.' "
The young doctor had been out with some
college chums and had Indulged not wisely
and too much. He had hardly rolled into
bed when his night bell rang. Somehow
ha managed to get into Ms clothes and find
his way to the bedside of his patient, who
happened to be a rich old woman. Ha
made an effort to feel her pulse, but after
fumbling about for a few minutes he real
ised his Incapacity and made a grab for
his hat and stumbled from the room, audi
bly remarking, as he shut the door:
"Drunk aa a sailor!"
Tha next morning when he awoke he did
not know which waa the proper course to
pursue to take down his shingle and re
move to another town or commit suicide
While deliberating over his disgrace his
survant brought in a note. As he ex
pected, it was rurn the patient. With
trembling fingers he opened the envelope
"Dear Doctor: Won't you kindly over
look my condition last night? I assure
you it was the first time I ever was so In
toxicated. I will never do it again. This
morning I really am ill, and am so weak
and unstrung I hardly can write."
Before the Spanish-American war there
wera numerous conferences between the
lenders of the senate and house In Wash
ington, usually held at the residence of
some cabinet member, reports the Satur
day Evening Post.
At the most exciting stage Senator Alli
son of Iowa, the great compromiser, came
Into a conference where there were a dozen
of the biggest men In the government.
"Well, Allison," said Secretary Hay,
"which side have you been helping today
those who want war or those who do not?"
Senator Allison rubbed hia hands. "I
have been doing a UtUa for both," he aaUL
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