The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903, December 21, 1901, Page 2, Image 2

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Tbz Editor Shirt
EDITOUS enjoy some perquisites, to
be sure, but no professional man
of equal ability works so hard for
so little pay as the able editor. Occa
sionally after years spent In advocating
the principles of his party and the elec
tion of its candidates an editor is re
warded with a postofflce. There are dep
uties and clerks to perform the drudg
ery connected with the transmission of
mail matter and the salary of the post
master is a welcome addition to the
average editor's Income. The well
beaten path to political distinction does
not lead to glory through a sanctum
which is the derisive name for the
room .vhere an editor works. In con
sidering the early lives of American
statesmen I find that few have been
editors. Honors were heaped upon
Benjamin Franklin, and many boys
who study his life get the idea, that
distinction Is attained by first obtain
ing a place In a printshop. The lives
of most of the other great men remind
us that senators and ambassadors have
been lawyers possessing an Instinctive
knowledge of human nature and not
hampered by a timidity which might
have prevented them from asking for
what they want. Somehow, with one
notable Nebraska exception, editors
nie modest, shrinking individuals.
The; are so used to heralding the vir
tues and abilities of other men that
when they want something for them
selves they are confused, although
many years of labor for their party and
of active Interest In the welfare of
hundreds of individuals in the com
munity they address should give them
Mr. Bushnell. the present Lincoln
postmaster, was an editor. His ad
ministration has been conscientious
and thoroughly business-like. The
publishers of the city are especially
grateful to him for the regime of
prompt distribution of second-class
mail which he has insisted upon.
There are people with abnormal tastes
and standards and of course there are
always the "outs," as well as the can
didates In the same party who think
they have a better claim to the office
than the present Incumbent.
The postmaster of the Fremont office
is a typical editor of the best sort and
highest rank in the state. There is not
a man or woman connected with the
publishing business In this state who
does not know Ross Hammond, of the
Fremont Tribune. He is the dynamo
of olltlcal energy for that part of the
state. Hundreds of men' who have at
tained their heart's desire owe their
election to Ross Hammond. He is an
editor of unusual force, humor and
originality; moreover he has what the
editor at his desk is apt to lack: lead
ership over men when he is brought
face to face with them. As unobtru
sive as a dynamo, Mr. Hammond is yet
the source of energy in any political
meeting or editorial association of
which he Is a member. He is resource
ful, loyal to his convictions, and re
publicanism, state and national, owes
him a large debt, which has been by
no means discharged by a term as
postmaster. Not to mention gratitude
or the reward for unique services It
Is Inexpedient from a party standpoint
to deny Ross Hammond's reasonable
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England's Story
A history for grammar and high
schools written by Miss Eva March
Tappan under the title of England's
Story has just been Issued by Hough
ton, MIfllin and Co. of the Riverside
Miss Tappan's style Is easy and af
ter beginning one of her several books
it Is annoying to lay It down berore
the last page Is reached. This quality
of attracting pleased attention Is an
essential characteristic of an author
who writes books for the young. Miss
Tappan is the head of the English de
partment in the Worcester, Massa
chusetts, high school. Recently these
columns contained a review of her
biography of King Alfred the Great of
England. She is also the author of
"In the days of William the Conquer
or," and Old Ballads In Prose. Teach
ing exhausts the energy so that few
teachers, even among those whose
draughts of the Pierian Spring have
been deep, have vitality enough tr
The history of England is a noble
story of brave men and brave women,
of adventure, of invasion, of great ac
complishment and of the final trs.
umph of democratic institutions. It
has ben told many times. Every new
telling is a delight. Mrs. Tappan
never forgets her audience. She says
In a short preface that the book Is an
outgrowth of familiar talks to several
hundred boys and girls in the freshman
classes of the English High School at
Worcester. "With the want of a back
ground of knowledge and experience
unfamiliar names are confusing and
meaningless. I have tried, therefore,
to mention no person without an at
tempt to make him of interest. Since
the limits and limitations of the book
Itermit the bringing of but few persons
forward Into the light, any older read
er will, I fear, note many omissions. I
can only plead that comforting line of
" 'There nys no man that may ie
porten al.' .'
By the omission of reference to his
torians' wrangles Mrs. Tappan has
made the book much more interesting
to youthful readers. All the world
loves a lover and per contra all the
world Is bored by disputes. Unless it
is a knock-down fight, where real
blood flows and each pugilist is doing
his genuine best to knock the other
one senseless the world has no Inter
est in a contest. In this short history
of England the action does not falter,
but from the beginning to the end the
reader Is carried along by the sense of
great events happening and impending!
The boot contains 355 pictures taken
from old woodcuts. They are por
traits of the kings and queens, and il
lustrations of the costumes of each
period. There is also an excellent in
dex and 'genealogical table. The name
of history frightens youth, butlf a
wily parent could get the younger
members of his family Interested In the
first pages of "England's Story," the
younger members would forget that
they were Improving their minds and
finish it unurged.
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The Last Moments of Feudalism
In the council chamber at Whitehall
last week met a brave company of
English nobles and judges to decide
upon who should bear the train of
King Edward's robe, and who should
carry a baton, and the order of pre
cedence at the coronation. The details
were discussed for two days, but many
more meetings must be held before the
claimants who clamor to perform func
tions so obsolete that their admission
would make the ceremonies ridiculous
will accept the finality of their sen
tences. There was the ceremonial
solemnity of the Middle Ages about the
session. The judges wore their state
robes and every man had on all the
orders his high estate permitted.
One of the claimants was Frank Dy
moke, a descendant of the undent
Dymoke family whose ancestors have
been champions at the coronations of
English sovereigns for centuries. The
champion who enters the hall on his
charger and throws down a steel
gauntlet as a challenge to any one who
desires to dispute the right of a prince
to be crowned king of England is a
familiar object to all readers of Scott's
novels. But his actual appearance
armed cap-a-pie, and with his visor
down, would startle the twentieth cen
tury into a realization of the real ob
soleteness of the ceremony and of a
king. Frank Dymoke was bitterly dis
appointed when the shrewd king de
clined his services. So would we be if
for centuries our ancestors had per
formed an Important ceremony and
when the rare historical moment ar
rived our services should be declined
as too much out of style. The Dy
moke family Is celebrated for and
owes Its standing to this ceremony.
Frank must perform a new deed, some
thing demanded by the twentieth cen
tury mode, if he expects his family tr
retain its distinction. It is not as it
was before the coronation ceremonies
had been finally settled. The neigh
borhood has understood for a matter
of sixty-five years that when there
was a king's coronation a Dymoke
would put his armor on, carry a long
spear and ride into the hall where the
king and his courtiers sit, apparently
not expecting him at all but really
somewhat nervously awaiting the
"hereditary challenger." Now that it
has formally been given out that there
will never be another hereditary chal
lenger, the loss of prestige experienced
by the Dymokes is a family calamity.
Nothing was done with the office of
lord great chamberlain, for whic 1
there are four claimants the Earl of
Ancaster, the Marquis of Cholmondeley
(pronounced Chumley), the Earl of
Carrington and the Duke of Athol
the court declaring that It was a mat
ter for the decision of the house of
lords. The Duke of Somerset will
probably carry the robe, although hi
claim is disputed by several other peers,
of England. The Earl of Errol will
walk in the procession as the lord
high constable of Scotland carrying a
silver baton tipped at each end with
gold and with the king's arms at one
end and the Errol arms at the other.
The king decided, as there will be no
banquet that he needs no royal butler.
Three lords claimed the place. The
king says he does not need a bowyer
for that day nor any armor-bearer.
This is disheartening to loyal English
men who have waited for half a hun
dred years to perform the only func
tions on which their titles to nobility
are based. It Is perhaps a shock to
King Edward, too, to realize that time
has severed the ceremonial feudal re
lations between him and his subjects.
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Ship Subsidy
If Americans "can send their produce
and products to Europe, Asia and
Africa more cheaply in foreign ships
than In their own, there Is no loss In
the operation. Advocates of the ship
subsidy bill speak of the tariff paid to
ship owners who carry our raw ma
terials to Europe as though it were a
loss to the country. If Europe tan
transport the freight cheaper than we
can, the people, under a ship subsidy
regime would have to pay the freight
plus the loss of carrying it. Last week
when the Boston Merchants' associa
tion met at the Hub, Senator Haunu
"We are building a magnificent navy
and shall continue until we are second
to no nation. We should also build
something for that navy to defend. The
amount now paid annually by Anieii-c-an
merchants into the pockets of for
eign ship-owners is two hundred mil
lion dollars. No country on the face of
the globe could stand that drain but
the United States. And why need we
stand It?"
Under a subsidized merchant marine
system the freight would cost the ship
per just what it does now, the only dif
ference is that the people would pay
the difference between what it costs
the American ship-owner and the Eu
ropean ship-owner to send their re
spective ships across the Atlantic and
Pacific oceans. American sailors will
not work for what European sailors re
ceive. Therefore all America must be
taxed under a subsidy regime to make
up the difference. The scheme U un
American. The people of this country
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1132 X .. Residence, B04 K St.
Member Normal School Assoc'n of Masters
of Dancing, Supervisor of Nebraska. Order
taken for Music. Beginners' class open
Wednesday, becember.
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ings 9 to 12.
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