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THE WEEKLY HERALD. JUNE 18, 1908.
THE WEEKLY HERALD Published weekly on Thursdays at 618 Polk Stroe-t, Araarlllo, Teias. B P. E. HOUSE. Entered at tba Postofflce at Amur Illo, Texas, at second class mall mat ter. Officio! Organ of City t Amarillo and rotter County ADVERTISING RATES. Display 20c per Inch ech Insertion Local 10c ier Inch each Insertion SUDSCRIPTION $1.00 PER YEAR. TllM ttnrnM wilt mum rnmlnf to ynu when your time expire unless we are autnorlzod to continue it. Should any subscriber fall to re- colve The Herald regularly, ploon advise ua at once by card or teli phone. tie Any errora reflecting upon the character, standing or reputntlon of any person, firm or corporation which may appear In the columns of The Horuld will be gladly corrected upon lta being brought tt the at tentiou of the publlBhera. THURSDAY, JUNK i8, 1908 THE MAN AND IU9 JOB. It hag always been our exprlence that there la very little logic In that trite old Buying, Do not put off till tomorrow what you can "do today." Personally, we know several confirm ed and habltuul procratitlnators who have made success of the! refforta. It niny be that those men have dona tho thing with a system; but to all appearances to the cusual observer tho Impression Ih given that their romlHHi'H are due rather to a pcrfune lory than a methodical madness. The fallacy In tho adage la a matter of diction, I believe, and not altogether a defect In the logic. If we substt tute the word "may" liiBtead of "can' aoine improvement Ih effected. How many srhomes and plana have gone wrong and miscarried because being acted upon today Instead of tomorrow t An abortive result la at tributed Invariably to a flaw In tho arrangements. This, however, may be the remote responsibility; but de pend upon It that in nine caiea out of ten tho immediate reason la that n untimely action la taken. The trap la aprung Inopportunely. The psychological moment la anticipated; and the man who looks back over the details of bis failure will discover that what ahould have been done to morrow was done today. Such may bo the reHtilt of many causes; nevertheless, It can be dl rectly traced to what might be called, for want of better expression, Com mcrclal Nervousness, and not to an error In Judgment. We once knew a mnn whose name was a synonym lor failure. Dut how ha ever got this reputation we don't know. In fact, this Individual, who had been the senior partner of his concern for many years, was at the settling up of the affairs of the house found to bo the life and spirit of every venture the firm's money went Into. We were intimately acquainted with blra and privy to his business and home life. We know to what extent he carried on his seeming dilator, rioua and careless prosecution of bus iness. This studied deception, he told us, gave htm an advantage which was back of most of the big deals he pulled off. CROPS PROMISE WELL. Menry Clews Bays In his Wall street letter; "Considerable encouragement can be derived from crop conditions. Thus far the season has been exceed ingly favorable, the Injury from ex cessive rains having been Inconsid erable. The latest reports show that cotton is about 10 polnta better in condition than a year ago, and that there has been no reduction in acre, age in spite of the agitation to the contrary. As to winter wheat the prospects are excellent, conditions be ing -better than a yonr ago and acro age larger. Kansas, which last yer raised 64,000,000 bushels, reports conditions much higher than a year ago. Spring wheat Is also doing finely; and in Minnesota and the Da kota, which raise the bulk of thla crop, prospects are high enough to promise a bumper yield, If future In jury docs not prevent. Corn Is back ward, owing to excessive rains; but the latter have left the soil in a good condition, and corn Is a crop which makes time rapidly when hot weath er arrives. Nearly all other crops are doing well, especially the hay crop, and our farmers are as sure of an ample harvest and good profits as they can be at this stage of the .. ion. "General -business shows signs of Improvement, The volume of trans actions Is still far below normal, but buyers are taking bold and mills are resuming In a manner that Is en couraging, and proves that the re covery U actual and not Imaginary, Borne very liberal orders for both cotton and woolen goods have been placed this week; and the Iron trudn is being stimulated by lower prices In splto of recent official announce, ments that quotations would be maintained. It would -be idle, how ever, to expect too sudden or pro nounced a revival. A period of mid. summer quiet la dose Ht hand, and It will be some time before business is resumed on the former scale, and then it will bo only upon a lower lovel of values and costs." , Thomas A. Kdlson tells of an ex periment tending to prove his theory tbut a normal man needs not more than four hours of sleep In the twenty-four ! The test Involved 100 men employed In the Kdlson laboratory at Menlo Park. For two years, he says, they worked on tho four-hour sleep schedule, and "It did not seem to hurt1 'them. The only variation in their habltp was tho eating of four instead of three meals a day, an ex tra supper being served at midnight. For the first week or so the men showed up very tired and limp, but after that they gained In mental alertness and bodily agility. Kdlson calls attention to the fact that on this plan the ' men slept perfectly when they were In bed, whereas, in the ordinary plan of eight or ten hours In bed, he believes that most people are not sound asleep and dreamless for the whole period. He also tells how his wife changed from the eight-hour to the five-hour plan, with the best results. He questions the1 accepted Idea that slop Is re quired to restoro the -body. A contemporary reflects upon the memory and appreciation of the American populace. As an Instance in point, It cites the caso of Admi ral Robley Evans, who, a very short time sgo wub the observed of all ob servers, hailed as a hero on every hand. " His retirement from the navy, though-not entirely unexpected, was received In many quarters as a shock, and though vlowed In open ejed wonderment for a few days, hi a later movements were passed even unnoticed. His trip across the con tinent was ho more commented upon than would have been the Journey of an Ordinary tourist, and now, he Is resting In Washington, ill, and brok en in health, as quietly as though he had never been heard of. "Fight ing Dob," the name which was wont to flit from mouth to mouth with ever Increasing frequency, Is now sel- do 111 If ever heard, and some other hero occupies the center of the stage and basks in tbe limelight of public comment. The purpose of the American Pub- Mailers' Association to prevent (book sellers from cutting the prices fixed by the association has been finally upset by a decision of the supreme court, In the test case -brought by Hcribners and Ilobbs-Merrlll against R. It. Macy & Co. of New York. The court holds that-the copyright law doos not protect the publisher of a book in the right to sell copies of it. The claim wka made that the cut- price selloi's were guilty of "contrib utory Infringement'" by Inducing pub lishers to violate the rule of the as sociation. This was denied by the court. 1 The Republican national coonven- tlon like the Republican party, is under the effective influence of the big stick. The contests before the convention are practically all being decided In favor of the corpulent i'aft. In spite of the fact that tin laft managers claim absolute hon esty in their methods, it is evident that they-aim to carry the day for their lord and chief by any means, fair or folil. However, tho election comes after the convention. nn1 the big stick will lose very much of its persuasive qualities .between now and election time. According to the report published by Dun's Review the commercial fail ures in May wera 1,379 in number and $13,643,381 in liability. This is the smallest amount of defaulted Indebtedness since last July, and I therefore regarded as a moat en couraging sign. It l still somewhat larger than the failures of May last year. The Inrge decreaso of $7,000,- 000 since April and a compared with January and February Indicates that the effects of the panic are wear ing off, "Dog days" are at hand, and in several parts of Texas small epldem- cs of rabies sre reported. Though mall at' present, an outbreak on a large scale Is an ever present pos- nlbllltv. and strenuous stens should be taken to curb or kill u; poisl-1 blllty of an increase. The Pasteur Institute at Austin Is now treating yet ween thirty and forty victims of hydrophobia. Oklahoma, Kansas, Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska and several other states are inundated. Great damage has been done by the floods, storms nnd unfavorable elements. After all, the Hanhandlo seems to b most free irom sil such dangers. In fact the Panhandle, can use more rain and Ret along with lesa rain than any part of tho United States. Tho writer whllo on a trip through Kansas noticed that tho wheat fields are practically ready for the reap, cr; most of the wheat looks well and promises a good yield, aud It Is safe to predict that tho already promi nent bonk accounts of the Kansas larmers will be materially Increased by the end of harvest. One needs to leave Amarillo for a few weeks to bo convinced that our city Is still prospering and forging anead. The changes for the better, of even a few weeks are so marked tnat even the most casual observer could not fall to notice them. Word comes from Pittsburg that tbe steel trust has about closed a deal with the Russian government for 1,000,000 tons of steel rails, to bo used In relaying the entire Sibe rian railroad. It will require two years to fill the order. Japan Imported $3,4.24.000 worth of machinery tho first two months of this year, against $1,452,000 worth during tho corresponding pe. rlod last year. Tho Japaneso seem to be thinking of something besides war. Wlthl n4 week or so, th0 Panhan dle wheat fields will,. be reaJy for harvest. Judging from the largo acreage grown. this year, tho qtio'.tlon of harvest hands ,ls apt .to cause' our farmers some worry. ., . Accordlngte.a .Michigan Universi ty professor,; Bglkbr.wil) be a dead language lnlho year, 4000 A. D. Well, that will be ;od, lop g .life for language that, , U (insllrly J being murdered. ,,,,-. '..; el iA) ' V-Vl" ' -eifn) , A Spokane, preacher gays.lhat sins are fiery arrows, and without being ungallant he might have added that they are frequently shot from the Cupid's bow In a pretty girl's lip." The Idaho supreme court says that a -wife may Intervene in a dispute. Some women seem to have had a pri vate tip in advance what the decision would be. The order for fifty locomotives by the Chicago, .Milwaukee & St. Paul railroad to cost $1,000,000, la pret ty good evidence of-returning pros perity. ... ,, . - ," The snrlnkler Is .doin excllcnt service of late. The only advice of the people to the water man is, "let tne good work go on." It Is now up . to the graduate to help reimburse that good father who put up the money to make the grad uation possible. According to Manila advices the Moros on the island of Jolo are rest less. That seems to be their chronic condition, Barney Old field has quit tho auto raring game and the fellow who has been predicting his death Is disap pointed ,v 1 1,. '. 1 -.... Verse 22, chapter 7, of Erra, has all the letters of the alphabet except "J." Just brush the dust off your Hlble and see if tm Is not true. A writer says that if there Is such a thing as a spoiled child it belongs to one of the neighbors. Hereford' recently completed cen sus shows her population to be 3, 231. Roosevelt Is going to make another ktllln' but It will be' In Africa. - " EXCHANGE 'COMMENT ;''. . 4 1L. ' ;" An Austin lady told a newspaper man that nhe never knew that her husband was such a. Jolly good, fel low until she heard ils friends -roar ing It dut every Saturday night while bringing him home San Angelo Dai ly Standard. Perhaps the good woman would better preserve peace In the sacred precincts of the home by not seeking farther verification of the impres. An she has so far formed of tho good qualities of her husband dear. . necauso of tho heavy rains and consequent washouts of railroad beds, the Coleman Democrat, with a deficient supply of white paper In stock, was compelled to Issue Its edl .loit of Msy 29 on a strongly almcind Inted stock. It showed most com mendable enterprise upon the part of the publishers, while the edito rial and local news columns of tho Democrat lost nonn of their piiuuut flavor In their unique coloring. Texus Republic. It's only such spirit and enterprise that wins out. A newspaper without dash is a mere nononlty. The Dem ocrat merits the applause of the en. tire fraternity. The chiefs of police who have ro solved that they don't like to bo ca ricatured in cartoons will have to grin and bear It, nevertheless. There Is no reason why they ahould be treated more considerately than the president, members of the cabinet, senators, governor, mayors, and oth er high officials. Tbe police chiefs shouldn't be thin-skinned. Kansas City Journal. . Poor, harmless, innocent, patient, long-suffering species of humanity tne most "abused of mankind, upon whose beads are visited tho sins of multitudes and on whose shoulder are heaped aimost unbearable bur dens, be merciful, O Cartoonist, unto them, we bennech thee. Let not their manly figures be misshapen, nor their lofty Ideals distorted, but a true to life reproduction ever -be made of these, our noble preservers of the peace. All this we ask In the name of a dozen bra-s buttons, and an eighteen Inch hickory club. Also you can't tell what a Texas stream will do by the symphony of 'its name. This season the purling broods with the poetic names havo driven the oldest Inhabitant to high ground and then some. Fort Worth .star. In an East Texas county a mass meeting of citizen, has asked a plain business man to run for tho leglala. ture. This I a good plan. Instead of sending scheming and designing politicians down to Austin, put up men of business ability, men of sense and character, and we will then have a' "safe "arid bane" legislature. Mansfield Sun. Texas does need , a legislature of business 'men who know what the state needs and who will so shape our laws as to Invite men of capital to invest in' enterprises that will add to the general prosperity of our peo ple. Scheming and designing poli ticians always do things with a very narrow view as to what the state really need Fort Worth Star. The people of Texas have suffered enough at the hands of tbe politi cians. Political buncombe has been the cause of holding the state back, and It Is high time there was a change for the -better! The Herald believes that the time lo ripe for It and that the people will take to the movement which will make for the best Interests of all. Deulson Her ald.' Vncle Zeke Buys There ain't enny passes issued on th' road tu success. "If th' shoe fits.' a woman may put it on, bu she'll take it off right away an' buy a pair a size smaller. When It's sed that a f oiler has died an' "gone tu his reward," it's doubt ful whether a compliment er Insult Is Intended. Men wj)orun bills kin expect tu be chased by collectors. It takes sum men a week tu git over a one-day vacashun. Th' early bird Is welcome tu th' worm, so fer as most uv us are con. cerned. When persons are tickled tu death it's easy tu' bring 'em, back tu life agin. ' It's strange how sum persons kin keep on fergettln th same debt over an' over. Most real compliments are given behind th' subject's back. Th' new stiles In wtmmln's hats are inakln th' merry wtdders look purty sad. Every hian who bas a wife an' baby knows th' difference between weepln' an' cryln'. Journal of Ag riculture." John Hays Hammond, who draws $500,000 a year salary, has tired ot his Job and wanU to bo vice presi dent. A t man who can cam that much money ought to kpow where real oblivion lies. Fort Worth Re cord. , , A little girl in New York was near ly burned to death sticking to her Teddy Bear when the house was burning. There are a lot f others who have been scorched by holding onto Teddy. Fort Worth Record Keep on good terms with your'if ond the chances are you will be on good terms with nearly everybody else. Dally Courier Guzette, What llusy Pens Have Earned, H , Zola's yearly Income was $00,000. Daudet's "flapho" brought $200, 000. 1 Lamartlne's "History" brought $100, uoo. "Paradlso Lost" was, sold by Mil ton for $30. Hugh Conway sold "Called Back" tor $400. Chateaubriand's literary earning were $110,000. Mark Twain In his lifetime has earned $700,000. Browning's earnings were about $10,000 annually. Hugo la said to have made $250,. 000 out of six books. "The Wandering Jew" as a serial netted Sue $20,000. "King Solomon's Mines" netted $5,000 on Its first sale. Goldsmith got 800 guinea for his "Animated Nature." Dickens left an estate of $400, 000, the result of his writing. "Untie RemuB" Harris bus receiv ed $100,000 for "Bre'r Rabbit." Tennyson received for his poetry between $25,000 and $35,000 a year. As an author Anthony Trollope received $500,000 during his life time. Thomas Moore never made more than $5,000 a year from his work, For "Mlddleinarch" Goorge Eliot got $40,000 and for "Romola" $35, 000. Macaulay's history brought the au thor $100,000 during Its first ten weeks' sale. Emlle Rlchebourg used to get $20, 000 each for big novels before they appeared in book form. Scott earned $50,000 to $75,000 a year by his pen for several years. For eleven novels and nine volumes of tales he received $500,000. Georges Ohnet received $10,000 for "The Forge Master" as a novel and $15,000 from it as a play In the first three months. Out of the play ho made moro than $35,000. Ex. What Is Being; lHne to Have A. & M. College? Shall the A. and M. college of Tex. as be destroyed? For months there nas been a constant condition of un rest and periods of turmoil at the college. The last chapter la the in definite suspension of seven cadets, the editorial staff of the college pa per, on account of an article appear ing In the publication. Since their suspension the whole student body h&s indorsed the attitude taken by those suspended. To be consistent they must all be suspended, which would leave the school without stu dents. The truth Is that for months the college has held together iby the slightest cohesion the Influence of the alumni over the cadets. The president hag lost the respect of the Btudent body. He hns no control ov er it. Those who compose that body do not trust in him, do not believe In him, do not feel kindly toward him. He and they are at open en. mlty and strife. Is this condition due to the Innate perverseness of the nearly 500 boys aad young men who, as a rule, come from the best homes of Texas, or Is it duo to some failure or defect upon the part of the pres ident? The president Is not an in structor. He teaches nothing. Ho Is the executive head, and his chief duty Is to command the love, con fidence and respect of the student body, for without this all else must fail. He has utterly failed to do this, and as a result an institution, than which there Is no greater in Texas, Is about to go to pieces. Farm and Ranch feels that it is time that this condition should be recognized and met. What is the board of directors doing to save the Agricultural and Mechanical College? Texas Farm and Ranch. It would appear from the forego lng that only the perversenesg of the head of the institution is to blame for the ruin which seems inevitable. Can It be possible that such a val uable institution will bo allowed to go to the dogs on one man's ac count? It should not be a very dlf. flcult matter to effect a remedy for such a state of affairs, More than half the land under tbe Carls-bad project has been taken up hy actual settlers, and tho best thing about It is that the averogo farm 11 u It is only forty acres. That means a closely settled and prosperous val ley. El Paso Herald. Small property ownership means larger development. A multiplicity of small one or two man farms Is the Institution which develops the coun try. Go it Carlsbad! WANTED You to visit our hot weather bargain sale Inall lines, June 6 to 16. Phone 408. Greer & Sons corner Fourth and Taylor streets. .272 dl wl c There is never a question as lo the absolute purity and health fulness oi food raised with $3 M V L'T" mo m CKtAPl ' fa A P f a A pure, cream of tartar powder Its fame is world wide No alum; no phosphate of lime The poisonous nature of alum is so well known that the sale of condiments and whiskey con taining it is prohibited by law. In buying baking powder examine th label and take only a brand shown to be made with L ATWORK Lyceum Attractions Begin Ken day With Exceptionally . Strong Offerings (From Friday's Daily.) 'e Students and faculty of the Tan nandle Summer.,. .XarmiU are already down to hard work on the courses set forth for the normal. Chautau qua and lyceum features boRln next week and continue with a rich, pro gram through tho remaining five weeks of the term. Besides th0 men and women who aro offering tho course under tho head of "school of fine arts," It. C. Pantermuehl, D. S...M. S., of Coral, cana, teacher of science In Corslcana high school and the State University Normal School; J, C. P)i A. M , su perintendent of schools at Sherman, English; M. H. Duncan, A. M pres ident Burleson College, Greenville, Mathematics; Miss Perfect, A. I)., Brenham, Latin, aro here In charge of work In their departments. J. C. WhSskcv for NORMA HOW 11 H should be the real genuine article, combining rich flavor with absolute purity. SunnyBrook THE PURE, FOOD ' Whiskey Is pare, natural whiskey, distilled and aged in the good old Kentucky way. Age, Proof and Quantity attested by the Government "Green Stamp" which seals every bottle. The richness of flavor and soft mellowness of Sunny Brook Whiskey especially recommends it lor home use as a health ful stimulant and a wholesome tonic. DELIVERED DIRECT TO YOU EXPRESS PREPAID BY ANY OF THE FOLLOWING" DISTRIBUTERS: L. Craddock & Co., Dallas Tex H. Brann &Go., Fort Worth Tex (1 Bottles $. r.fl I Sth Gallon ttjj.'i H Kyt or Bourbon Shipped ia plain boie. Send no gwiu ! fLi till ill. 0. 1 if cream or tartar. Cantwrll. A. M., superintendent ot th0 normal, with a numbor of other students win reach Amarillo Monday. Mr. Cantwell has recently been elect ed miperlntendent of the schools In Fort Worth and has been detained on account of new duties there. First Attraction Monday, Monday tho lyceum course of the normal will begin with two double numbers by the Kellar Concert com pany and Montavllle Flowers. Doth yf these attractions are among the strongest.. that are listed in the west and It I' decidedly out of the ordi nary that they should make a date tnii?'t Her'.'' 'They appear at the High ' f V t M'hopl, aijditorium at 4 o'clock and uL ,S: 3(1. .Monday and form tbe first two ot a course of thirteen high class attractions which are covered by the lyceum tickets. Theso tickets are being sold for $3, the Intention hav ing licen to securo the boBt possible talent for the course during the nor mal and to give It at the lowest pos sible rates. Theso lyceum lectures itiid attractions aro in addition to the .Chautauqua lectures by such men as Hon. F. M. Bralley, general agent of the conferenco for education; .l idge 7,. T. Fulmore, the noted his. tory scholar and publicist from Aua 1 1 11 : Dr. S. P. Drooks, president of Maylor University and others, which will he open to all students of the school and to all holders of tickets. r ',! in j II :..VA nrf ft m wry l7.1.T-.' " "".yyt nrzv OdHoI Do9 Ao Naval js Medicinal Use remlttanct with your order. inippca w v. u. 1 m 1 'fQ J Bottles $m Pull Quart, U Rye er Baurban V ni in ' i r mijpm.,mn tmrn. ,i