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Grand Struggles In HII Big
HOW THE TEAMS SIZE UP.
In West Chicago Appears Strongest.
In the East No One Team Stands Out
as Best, but Cornell and Columbia
Judging by the Intense Interest that
is being displayed nud the large at
tendance at every game, tho 1010 bus
ketbull season will be the greatest
strenuous and popular Indoor game has
ever had. In fact, basketball uow oc
cupies a more Important placo in the
curriculum of college athletics than
ever before. In the east a grand strug-
gle is anticipated for the chance of
playing against the winner of the west
er.n title for the uatiouul champion
ship. Yale, Cornell, Trinceton, Pennsyl
vania and Columbia universities are
ail represented by strong teams this
season; but, while the honors seom to
lie among these teams, there are many
other fives to be reckoned with. Take,
for instance, the West Point cadets.
Uncle Sam's boys have one of the
strongest teams In the east, while Wil
liams, Dartmouth, Ptnn State, Brown,
Georgetown, Rochester and Syracuse
- are all to be reckoned with bcforp the
season's honors in the east are decided.
Of thw so called big sis Prlucetou'j
team Is the weakest at present, but
the Tigers have several good players,
and the team may show Improvement
later. Cornell is represented by oue
of tho strongest HVes that ever repre
sented the Ithacans on the floor. In
Captain Crosby Cornell has one of the
best ail around players the game has
ever brought to light. He is a splen
did shot and Cornell's main offense.
As he Is a first class man himself,
it is up to him to develop some good
guards and another forward. Last sea
son he had a few green men and whip
ped them into such shape that at tlie
end of the season the team disputed
the championship with Pennsylvania.
While Yale has lost Eddie Van
Vleck as center, the coaches have any
number of good subs left. The tean.
for the present Is made up of Captain
Eames, guard; Iloldenrldge and Hyde,
forwards; Scudder, center, and Legs
and Murphy, guards All these were
regulars lust year except Scudder
and Murphy, who were substitutes.
Fred Murphy, the baseball captain
and football halfback, Is the best bas
ketball gunrd In college, and It Is ex
pected that he will play in the cham
pionship games. Yale expects to have
a better basketball team than for two
years, although there is no profession
al coachj graduates helping Captain
Although Pennsylvania la minus the
services of the fumous Klenath, one of
the best basketball players any uni
versity ever had, and the two guards.
McCrudden nud Klefeber, McNichol.
Hough and Spier are left, however,
while Miller, captain of last year's
football team, also showed up well last
year In the few games that ho played.
This In itself is a strong nucleus for a
Thi) prospects for a strong team at
Columbia are very bright. Captain
Ted Klendl has two of last year's huIik
and one regular left to help him out
With Mahon and himself for forwards
thse two position!) will be well taken
cure of. Columbia's recent easy de
feat of Princeton In New York by a
score of 40 to i) shows that the Blue
and White men will lie In the thick
est of tho fight from start to finish.
In the west a grand struggle for the
t'onferencB chauiplinslii;i among the
three bis universities Chicago, Wis
consin nLfl Minnesota-Is In order, of
the trio Chicago appears to be the
strongest. Although former Captains
Schoiuujei and eorgen are both out
of the game for good, tho Maroons
have a strong nucleus upon which to
build up another powerful five lu Cap
tain Hoffman, Page and Fulkersou.
guards; Hubble, subcenter, and Clark,
Kelly, Cleary and Henry, forwards.
This squad of veterans will be re-enforced
nud strengthened by several
likely candidates from last year's
Minnesota has tilne veterans of last
year's team in ( rimes. Mencka. Grant,
Rosenwald. Anderson, Lawler, Wal
ker, Hanson nud Glltluan. Long, Ilobll
lard and Clark are some of the fresh
men who are showing exceptional
quality ou the floor.
Wisconsin will have a powerful five
this season and will undoubtedly make
things warm for their rivals.
Nelson May Be Referee of Big Fight.
Battling Nelson says he may be the
third man in the ring in the coming
Jeffries-Johnson fight for the world's
"Johusou made the suggestion a short
time ago that I uct as referee In his
fight with Jeffries," declared Nelson re
cently. "Since then I have relso seen
Jeffries, and he also is agreeable to my
Will Try to Swim English Channel.
Brent Ilayes, an actor, new in thU
country, will next summer try to swim
the English channel. Dayea baa al
ready mado many preparation! to at
tempt the feat. n has made several
records for endurance swimming.
New States From Old Oats.
The statement of an esteemed con
temporary that "there is ample prece
dent for the sotting up of a new state
from territory cut away from old
ones"needs a good deal of modifica-
tion before it can be accepted as com
ing anywhere near the truth. Ken
tucky, West Virginia and Tennessee
are cited to sustain the rash statement.
The case of West Virginia is not in
point, because it was formed as a mili
tary measure at a time when the par
ent commonwealth pretended to have
withdrawn from the Union. The Union
cause needed the support of the Vir
ginian mountaineers, who had no or
ganized government through which to
act. Purely from military necessity
and as an extra-constitutional pro
ceeding, Congress permitted them to
effect themselves into a state, which
was justifiable on the circumstances,
but it is absurd to cite it as a prece
dent for the formation of new states in
peaceful times. Kentucky and Ten
nessee were actually erected from ter
ritory which had belonged to other
states, but it was not cut away, in
any violent or offensive manner. In
forming these states the constitu
tional provision which forbids the di
vision of a state without its consent
was strictly obeyed.
Kentucky was originally included
within the territory of Virginia, while
Tennessee belonged to North Carolina,
Settlers began to seek these regions
even before the outbreak of the Revo
lutionary War. The first highway
thither from the east ran along the
Potomac River, following an old In
dian trail, as far as the place now
called Fort Cumberland. Thence it
struck northwest to the junction of the
Alleghany and Monongahela Rivers.
Further transport was by water down
the Ohio. It was along this road that
Washington's Ohio company sought to
move settlers to its land west of the
Monongahela. Washington traveled it
on his expedition against the French
and Indians in 1754, and so did poor
old Braddock, when he marched to
ambush and dire defeat four years
later. This route was always popular,
though it was long, and hostile Indians
beset it for many years.
Another route much more conven
ient for emigrants from Virginia was
surveyed by Daniel Boone in 17C9.
This road led from the Cumberland
Gap in the western mountains of Vir
ginia for 200 miles through the wil
derness to the Blue Grass region of
Kentucky. Adventurous emigrants
followed it on their way to Tennessee
also, but tho North Carolina men
went to Tennessee along the course of
the French Broad and Wautauga Riv-
ers. urcat Hardships were.enuurca
by the pioneers in both these sections.
The Indians were fierce and implaca
ble. The forests were difficult to
clear, and there were no easily acces
sible market for their produce, so
that the extremely fertile soil was not
much of a benefit to them financially
The only practicable outlet from
Tennessee and Kentucky at that time
was to the southward by way of the
Mississippi, which was in possession of
Spain. This fact led to numerous
complications and intrigues. The
Spaniards sought to use their control
of the river to sever the West from the
Union, while unscrupulous advertur
crs like Wilkinson trafficked in their
influence, selling it to anybody who
cared to pay them. The statesmen of
the eastern coast subordinated the af
fairs of the West in order to gain
commercial concessions from Spain.
Washington himself seems to have ap
preciated only in part the importance
of prompt action. It was his policy
to do nothing until the West should
have filled up with people. He ex
pected that the settlers would then
wrcs,t the river from Spain and bring
the long contention to an end. There
is much likelihood that they would
have done this if they had been left to
themselves, but they would not have
brought their conquest into the Union,
For many years the chances seemed
altogether in favor of the erection of
an independent empire in the valley of
Settlers in Kentucky and Tennessee
were not particularly loyal to their
parent commonwealths, nor is there
much ground for believing that they
were dearly loved by those they had
left behind when they adventured unto
the wilderness. Both Virginia and
North Carolina seem to have looked
upon their turbulent offsprings in the
West as a good deal of a nuisance. To
send judges out to try their lawsuits
was dangerous and expensive. To
reconcile their perpetual feuds was im
possible. To put down their incessant
rebellions was a constant and arduous
task. But the worst of all was the cost
of protecting them from the Indians
on the north and south. Neither
Kentucky nor Tennessee brought any
valuable returns to their parent
states, while they cost great sums
every year to protect and hold in sub
jection. We are not surprised, there
fore, at the extraordinary promptitude
with which both Virginia and North
Carolina turned these territories over
to the Federal Government at the first
The settlers themselves did not ob
jeot to joining the Union in the ca
pacity of sovereign states, but many
of them preferred independence or
even Spanish dominion to the feeble
protection of the states to which they
belonged. This protection was merely
formal. It deprived them of the
power of self-government while it
neither defended them from tho In
dians nor provided an outlet for their
crops. We see, therefore, that the
formation of Kentucky and Tennessee
was not by any means in opposition to
the wishes of Virginia and North Caro
lina. On the contrary those states
ceded their colonics to the Union.not
only voluntarily, but eagerly. The
simple fact is that the parent states
were glad to get rid of their chil
dren. The transaction forms no prece
dent for dividing a state against its
wishes. Portland Orcgonian.
Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Boyler spent
Sunday and Monday in Lincoln with
Mr. and Mrs. Ransom Cole, from
Nassajou, Can. and Mrs. and Mr.
Earl Cole of Mynard Nebr., were
guests at the home of E. M. Stone
and Mrs. Bema Ketzol this week
Harry Vickers, John Vickcrs and
Clyde Ncwkirk attended the dance
at Waverly, Friday night.
Mrs. E. M. Stone visited friends
in Omaha, Friday and Saturday.
Mrs. M. C. Kecfee spent Tuesday
and Wednesday in Lincoln.
It. A. Stone was in Omaha on
business Monday and Tuesday.
A. II. Weichel of Elmwood was in
Mrs. Zella Forenman of valpanso
eamc to attend the 25th wedding
anniversary of her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. M. L. Reefer.
Aletha Rouse returned from Lin
coln Tuesday where she has been
Mrs. Rouse and Mrs. Nickols, Mrs.
W. E. Nawkirk. and Mrs. L. B.
Appleman were passengers to Lin
coln Wednesday to be in attendence
at .their cousins wedding.
Mr. and Mrs L. D. Mullen left
Tuesday for Overton Nebraska to
Mr. and Mrs. Craig of Fcntcrtin
Nebraska were guests at the home of
their aunt Mrs. Craig, Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Burkholder
left, Monday evening on No 17 for
Octavia, Nebraska where they in
tend to make their future home.
Harry Vickers was a passenger to
Mrs. Geo. Babbitt is visiting re
latives in Lincoln this week.
Doings At Nettawka.
Henry Knabc and daughter depart
ed for Omaha hiai, Tuesday evening
where they will visit for some day's
with friends, and where Henry will
look after some business matters.
Dick Christweisscr, and Zack Sc
hrader, of northwesr of the city were
in last evening with a load of hogs
which they were shipping to the
Vilas P. Sheldon, loaded a car of
wood Tuesday which he is shipping
Frank Masse of southwest of the
city was looking after some business
matters in the city yesterday.
Sheriff C. D. Quinton, was down
from Plattsmouth serving papers call
ing the jury for the next term of
District Court which convenes in
about two weels.
Little Letha Porter, who has been
ill for sometime past, is reported
as getting along nicely, and hopes are
entertained that she will soon be en
tirely well agian.
Monday the upper quarries resumed
work again after having been closed
down for sometime during the cold
weather. There were about a dozen
men put to work, but more will be
added and in a short time will be
running full force.
At their meeting last Monday
evening, tho A. O. U. W. No 385,
installed the officers elected for the
coming year, and were .as follows:
John Whcclman,Past Master Workman
James Miller, Master Workman,
John Opp Worthy Foreman, Henry
Heebncr, Financier, F. P. Sheldon,
Receiver, M. P. Wheeldon, Recorder,
Bert Tucker, Guardian, Joseph Behrn
Chaplins and Ah. Tucker Sentinal.
The lodge is doing good work and
Miss Mary Barnett of Fairbury
visited friends hero over Sunday
Mr. A. J. Tool made a business
trip to the western part of the state
W. T. Weddell made a business
trip to Raymond Monday.
Mrs. Harry Waite of Anslcy Nebr.
is visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs.
J. II. Ruge was a Lincoln passenger
Mrs. Pater Eveland is suffering
with an attack of measles, however her
condition is not torious.
East Lynns was played at the
opera houso Saturday evening to a
largo and appreciative audience.
Merlo McDonald visited at home
Mrs. II. E. Davis our postmistress
is reported ill this week.
Mrs. Frank Guthtnan of Platts
mouth visited with II. P. Neitzcl
and family last week.
P. S. Crink cashier of tho Union
Bank made a business trip to Omaha
Mr. and Mrs Geo Mills spent
Saturday in Omaha.
Paul Borncmicr was in Lincoln
over Sunday last week.
The lawsuit between Geo E. Vanden-
berg ami Mr. Johnson of Wabash
came up for hearing in Judge Cast's
court last Friday. The Judge how
ever ruled a postponment of the
case until Wednesday of this week,
when it will be settled by arbitration.
Peter Eveland, Peter Ructer and
Chas Ward of Wabash wore appointed
A large number of relatives and
friends gathered at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Rosemond, Wednes
day to witness the baptism of their
in'ant son and the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Ferdimand Rosemond and
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph
Kuchn. An elaborate dinner was
served to the guests.
Miss Bertha Goehry is staying
with her sister Mrs. 0. P. Stewart of
Sterling Nebraska this week.
Mr William Otte of Chicago is
visiting friends here this week
0. E. McDonald, rural mail carrier
was unable to make his route several
days this week on account of sk-kness.
Wm. Gchrts is installing a new
engine in the elevator at South Bend
II. A. Tool shinDed a car load of
potatoes to Omaha Tuesday.
About Dr. Cook.
The Hiawatha World tries to
poke fun at our neighbor The Tribune
because it has not given up all hope
that Dr. Cook really found the north
pole and will be able to prove it some
dav. The Tribune should not be dis
couraged in its belief on account of
such side thrusts; for from the begin
ning of recorded history it has been
iht fate of exnlorcrs to be doubtcil and
often deformed by the people of their
own time, only to be completely vin
dicated long after they were dead
by a rediscovcrery of the facts. Horo-
dotus the Greek historian, visited
Eirvnt 400 vears before Christ, was
born and was then told by the priests
who kept the records that the Egyp-
tain king Nekao who had reigned
300 years before had sent out an ex
pedition that had circumnavigated
Africa from the Red Sea south to the
Cape thence north to Gibralter and
back to the mouth of the Nile proving
that Africa was an island. Hero
dotus boudted this story and so did
everybody else for 2000 years after
the feat had been accomplished, iloro-
dotus also found out from the Egyp
tians about the gorillas and pygmies
1 Central Africa. These were known
at least 500 years B.C., but when
Paul du Chaillu is 1861 rediscovered
them in Central Africa all the scient
ists lauehed at him and even when
Stanly about 25 years later came
back and confirmed the story, there
were those who were still unwilling to
believe. In the 13th century Marco
Polo travelled over most of the then
known world, penetrating to equat
orial Eevnt. and travelled the whole
length of Asia from east to west
reaching even as far as Japan and the
frozen shores of North Siberia, all of
which was then a sealed book to
Europe. After devoting 24 years
to these travelers mostly in thereto
fore unknown regions. His story was
disbelieved by his own generation and
he was not fully vindicated until as
examination of the 600 years old
Chinese records made in recent years
established his claims beyond question
So the Trinune is justified in refusing
to give up Dr. Cook for at least 1000
years. Time may vindicate him.
Driven to desperation, evidently by
the trival charges preferred by tired
married people who seek panacea in
divorce for their weariness of' each
other, Justice Crane, of Brooklyn, and
Judge Ricter, of Hammond, 111., sim
ultaneously and without previous con
ference hit upon the novel experiment
of each granting a "marriage vaca
tion" to dissatisfied couples who
brought their babblings of discontent
before tho court, asking relief in di
Tho Judge in the first instance ex
pressed the opinion that the eouplc
before him did not really want to end
their married life permanently, and
that all they needed was a rest from
each other. Having been married
eleven years and being without chil
dren, they had worn out their com
bined resources for amusing and en
tertaining each other. In short the
only trouble was that they wcro tired.
He thcrcdoro gave them a decree of
seperation for a year, during which
time they will come to miss each other
and at tho end of the year may be
ready to set up housekeeping again,
glad of the chance to do so.
In the second caso the judge grant
ed a decree of divorce for five years
If during that time the fretful coupli
desire to be remarried, they must
wait until the period of probation has
expired, seemingly so as to be sure
that they know what they want and
will not trouble the court farther with
their complaints. Neither can marry
any one else until the five-year proba
tion period has expired. The idea is
that the marriage "rest cure" to be
effectual must, like other rest cures,
be strictly enforced and of sufficient
This idea is an original one a only as
far as it applies to judicial decrees.
Judicious husbands and wives needing
a rest from the monotony of daily as
sociation covering a period of yenrs
lave often acted upon it, without tak
ing any one into their counsel, and
with gratifying results in revived af
fection and restored harmony in their
domestic relations. The very best and
most conscientious of women, ns is
well known, get tired, to the limit of
exhaustion, of husbands who have no
outside vocation, but sit around the
louse, doing what they have to do or
nothing, as the case may be. The
marital dissension of some of the most
noted men in literature is in evidence
of this statement. Tho endless bick
erings of Thomas nnd Jane Welch
Carlyle are in point. Shut up together
at Cheyne Walk, Che sea, or in the
frearicst of all counrty places in Eng-
and, they grew to hate bitterly,
though they loved each other.. One
cannot read the history of these lives
without feeling that they needed, of
all things, a rest from each other.
The same is true of many other men
whose names live in literature, and of
the wives to whom constant association
revealed traits of character that made
ife burdensome to both. There is
every reason to believe that judiciously
arranged and rigidly enforced periods
of marriage vacation would have cor
rected the condition that made life
to these husbands and wives of litera
ture a burden hard to bear. Portland
Perils of The Air.
The public expectation has risen to
such a pitch concerning aviation that
nothing can appease its demands. The
more the bold navigators of the air
achieve the more we demand of them.
Already they have accomplished pro
portionally more in a decade than the
first navigators of the water did in
twenty or thirty centuries, and yet we
complain' of their' sluggishness. : We
rail at their failures. We deplore with
much censoriousness their inability
to cope with tho perils of their art.
The rapid succession of Btartling vic
tories which the aviators have gained
over difficulties which savants said
were insurmountable a few years ago
has made the public unreasonable in
its anticipations. It cannot wait with
patience for the necessarily slow and
difficult step to be taken from the al
most practicable to the entirely prac
ticable. The flying machine is in the
former condition now. It may not at
tain to the latter for many years, but
nobody who has studied the progress
of scientific invention can doubt that
complete success is certain in the end.
Among many difficulties which avi
ators have still to solve, there stand
out prominently three, in the first
place they must devise a steering and
balancing apparatus which shall re
spond more automatically to changes
m the wind. At prseent the flying
machine is steered by a process which
resembles the slow and cumbrous ac
tivity of human reason. What is need
ed is the sure speed of reflex or ins
tinctive response to the demand of the
monent. The steering and balancing
devices must be made entirely self-
acting like an albatross' wings or a
pianist's fingurs before they will be
properly efficient. Secondly, it will
be necessary to discover some material
which is lighter and stronger than any
thing now known, so that disastrous
breakages may be obviated without
undue increase of weight. The con
stant fracture of important pieces of
their craft is now one of the aviators'
prime perils. Inventive sc'enee must
come to their relief.
In the third place some contrivance
must be deviled to make accidents in
the air less surely fatal. When the
machine stops and the aviator falls,
as a rule he falls to his death. Thix
alone is enough to prevent any wide
application of the new art to the car
riage of passengers or goods. Of what
must be done to make an aeroplane
lfoat on securely when its propeller
stops we have not the faintest concep
tion, and yet everybody feels the need
of doing something. The problem of
flying in safety has not yet been solved
It still offers a wide and attractive
field for the ingenuity of invontoin
Mr. Irving the lecturer, departed
for Grand Island this afternoon where
he will negotiate with the Commer
cial Club to put on a lecture Boon.
His next date ia at St. Paul, Nebraska
POST OFFICE BUILDING
In Six Weeks More Work Will be
C. F. Cramer, the Superintendent
of construction of Washington 1). C.
departed for Council Bluffs this morn
ing, whore ho says ho will
try to get caught up on his corre
spondence which has been accum-
mulating for sometime. Mr. Cramer
completed his report on the situation
lore, and the plans ho says are under
way now. 1 ho plans for tho
superstructure ore made first then tho
foundation placed under it afterwards
He thinks that inside of six weeks
the dirt will begin to move for the
oundation. When asked about em
ploying home labor, Mr. Cramer
said that would rest with tho con
tractor, but that it would be largely
done by our own people.
PRESIDENT, NOT PROXY.
Taft. and Not Roosevelt. Is Presi
dent Now at Washington.
New York World.
No proxy-President ever gave the
country a successful administration or
ever will. A great President must be
velop and execute his own policies and
c guided by hw own conscience in
discharging the duties of his office.
Jefferson was Jefferson, not Wash
ington. Jackson was Jackson, not
Jefferson. Lincoln was Lincoln, not
Jackson. Cleveland was Cleveland,
not Lincoln. Roosevelt, with all his
faults was Roosevelt, and Taft
must be Taft if ho does not desire to
go down in history with VunBurcn.
For months Mr. Taft had been ex
hausting all the arts of diplomacy to
placate a little band of Roosevelt wor
shipers who were trying to discredit
his Administration. I Ic tolerated them
only because they were Mr. Roosevelt's
personal followers. But when Mr.
Taft's patience was finally exhausted
and he assorted the dignity of his great
office he found the country applaud
ing his couracc because he had done
the thing that a Eolf-respccting Presi
dent ought to have done.
The American people do not like
political imitations. In the long run
National Administrations are judged
scperately and by their own achieve
ments not by the fidelity with which
ihey attempt to echo some previous
Administration. Mr. Taft will suc
ceed or fall by virtue of his own
policies, not by virtue of Mr. Roose
And of one thing Mr. Taft may al
ways be sure the American people
will follow him further as President
than as a proxy. .
The Plnchot Megalomania.
Springfield (Mass) Republic;:; .
The doctrine Pinchot preached to
his former clerks, when saying farewell
to them, points straight to admini
strative anarchy. He is reported as
telling them never to forget that they
wore "the servants of the people of
the United States, responsible to
them and to them alone." ' Stay by
the work," he admonished them.
"Never allow yourselves to forget
that you are sevring a much greater
master than the Department of Agri
culture or even the Administration."
In plain words this is the doctrine
of insubordination. If it were followed
consistently into practice by the
thousands of bureau chiefs and clerks. .
in Washington, it would be impossible
to run the Government. Admini
strative efficiency would be ruimd
by the lack of administrative discip
line and harmony; and there could bo
no worse choas than 50,000 clerks
"appealing to the country" over the
heads of Cabinet Ministers and tho
Chief Magistrate himself, whenever
any of them felt that the Government
work was not being managed in
accordance with correct principles
any of them felt that the Government
work was not being managed in
accordance with correct principles.
The truth is that only by a curious,
development of megalomania can a
Government clerk maintain that he
is responsible not to his superior
officer in the bureau, but to the
people of the United States.
Died at TlldCrt.
A. C. Peterson yesterday received
a message from friends at Tildon
informing him of the death of Mrsi
C. H. Peterson, his si.ster-in-laW.
Mrs. Petersen formerly resided hero
she being the wife of C. H. Petersen
who died a year ago last November.
Mrs. Petersen loaves throe children
two girls and a boy as the fruit of
her union with Mr Petersen. Both
had boon previously married and
both left surviving children by tho
former marriage. Mrs. A, C. Petersen
departed yesterday morning for
Tildcn to be present at the funeraL
The messago received by Mr. Peter
sen was very brief and the News
hopes to have a more extended obit
uary notice later.
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