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FOR FREE SPEECH
Doclaration Made by President
Harpor, Chicago Univorsity
York Is about to liavo its fourth rural
free delivery route installed.
Tho farmcrB In the vicinity of Woubb
nro commencing to make moves for
The cold Biiap stopped building op
crntlonB, according to reports in runny
Nebraska local papers.
Columbus Bccurcd tho next annual
meeting or tho volunteer firemen of
Nebraska nnd Kb people propose- to
oiiikc tho occasion a memorublo one.
Near Elk Creek there was h hnavy
rain, .and then Bleet covered everything
with a coat of Ico which waa so heavy
that trees were greatly damaged by tho
breaking of limbs.
Hastings lins had an epidemic of tho
dancing fever this winter. Tho old folk,
tho young folk, and tho little folk
have all been tripping the light fnn
tafltlc two or three nights n week.
Several moro cars of matcrlnl for tho
construction or tho now steel cells at
tho stato penitentiary are yet to nrrlve
before tho work of installing the cells
can bo completed. The material Is ex
pected In tho near rtiture.
Taxes or tho Lincoln Trnctlon com
pany for tho year 1902 will remain on
liio assessed valuation of $21,000. This
was an older entered by Judge Holmes
revtiBlnp tho action or the county com
missioners whon they raised the nlu
ntlon to $.'.0,000.
A new company has been organized
to operate tho Koehlcr hotel at Grand
Island. Tho firm has a capital stock
of fOO.COO and will be known aB tho
knihlcr Hotel company of Grand
Island. The Incorporators are S. A.
Peterson of New York and T7. D. Jlell
and C. 1J. Ryan of Grand Island.
Twenty-two counties have made an
nual settlement with tho Btoto treas
urer and paid whnt is duu in tho form
of taxes. DouglaH county paid a bal
ance of $K;,ri03. Tho payments have
given Treasurer Mortenscn Biifllcient
fundB to enable him to redeem warrants
and make Investments.
Superintendent Fowler has Issued
professional life teachers' certificates
to the following teachers who took the
state examination December 28 and
29: I'rlr-lpal G. II. Graham of Papll
llon; Principal Mrs. F. llortha Hosford.
of Garrison, Principal L. P. Grundy, of
Valley; Principal J. C. Jensen, of Hea
ver City; Principal S. L. Johnston, of
Leavltt, and Principal Thomas J. Jones
of Lawrence, Neb.
R. W. Grant, architect for tho peni
tentiary, has filed IiIb resignation with
the state board or public Jands anil
buildings. Tho resignation was ac
cepted at tho last meeting or tho
board and Warden Beemcr was re
quested to act as .superintendent of
construction of futuro work at tho
penitentiary. The board has decided
to order a new power pump and an
engine to oporato the same Tor tho
A petition Is being circulated for sig
natures at Nebraska City and Otoe
county, urging Nebraska congressmen
to support the Ilrownlow bill appropri
ating $24,000,000 as a starter In aid of
road Improvement. Tho Trlbuno or
thnt city urges that tho petition should
ho generally signed to lndlcato that
tho local Interest in tho good-roads
campaign Is alive, Is genuine and Is
positive In Ub demand for progress in
this important matter of Internal im
provement. Kitty Williams will have to tako a
'bath every day for three weeks If the
sentenco given her by Judgo Bcrkn of
Omaha is curried out. Kitty was picked
up as a vagrant, and frankly told tho
Judgo Bho had not woHhcd her face
for three months. TJo Judge Bald
something about cleanliness and godli
ness going hand In hand, and told
Kitty Bhe cotilu board with the city for
twenty days, and Instructed the matron
to bcq that she was given a bath every
dny during her stay.
They i.ro having no end of trouble
at the Omaha public library with peo
ple wl.o mutilate books. A number of
tho mr.sl aluable refcrenco books have
l tn thus cut and practically ruined.
Tho old compound englnrs hlthcito
in use on tho Nebraska division of the
Union Pnelllc aro being sent west to
tho Wyoming division as fast as the
new Atlantic and l'nclllc engines ar
rlvo to replaco them Most of the old
locomotives arc sent to the shops for
repairs and general overhauling before
.being turned over. In a "short time tho
Eight of ono of theao machines will ho
a rarity. The engines ot the Atlantic
and Pacific type are built especially for i
fast freight and passenger sen ice.
Wilbur F. ltrynnt. supremo court re-
porter, has been investigating the j
S,outh Carolina liquor dlspensarj sys- I
tern, concerning tho adoption of which
thero was some discussion in Nebras
ka a few years ago. and has discov
ered, while compiling the references on
Bupromo court opinions, thnt a Mate
or municipality must pay revenue li
censes for each and every dispensary
operated. While corresponding In re
surd to the system Mr. Hryan received
a letter from Senator H. it. Tlllmnn,
informing him that the state of South
Carolina was irqulred to pay a revenue
license, und that, the matter was now
pending in tho federal court.
" Tho party given for the . visiting
i newspaper men nnd their wives, at the
Elk club rooms, Lincoln, was a suc
cess In every detail and served to bus
tain tho lodge's reputation for dis
pensing liberal heartfelt, and 'refined
Jamlo Larabep, a Norfolk lad, lay
stunned upon the road with tho tem
perature at 15 degreo below zero dur
ing the recent cold wnvo, and whilo
thus unconscious and freezing rapidly,
was robbed of his gloves and saddle.
He, had been thrown from his pony and
hurt. Tho pony remained faithfully at
The llnlvrmllr U Almto'stirh Tiling
Ililrrferllic With it Miui'ft Itllflit
of Npech. Ollior Xn
STANDS UP FOR NEBRASKA
Members of tho University or Chl
tago faculty may crltlclso at will, fa
vorably or otherwise, the oetlons of
John D. Rockefeller, the Institution's
moBt liberal benefactor, without rear
of dismissal. TIiIb announcement wnn
made by President Harper to tho senior
class at tho "'ilvcrslty In response to
It wa asked by one student;
"Would nny professor le dismissed
for criticising John I). Rockefeller In
relation to tho Standard Oil company
Mid public affairs?"
President Harper replied:
"Tl,n mniitlinm nf Mm fm-llltV llflA'ft II
right to say as they please. Tho uni
versity stands for rreo speech. rso
professor has ever been dismissed for
expressing hl opinion on any subject.
When Dr. von Hoist waa hern the uni
versity received numerous letters from
all parts of the country Insisting on
Lis dismissal, accusing him or utter
ing seditious sentiments. At that time
tho university Issued a Mntoment that
ovcry nmn wbb entitled to rreo speech.
The un.'wrslty Is above such things as
Interfering with a man's right or
THE PENITENTIARY RECORD
Colt Eight Ci'iitu n Iy to l'cril Convli-U
It casts 8 cents per day, per man. to
feed Uio 286 convicts at tho peniten
tiary during the month or January,
and 10 conta and 4 mills to feed the
guards, says tho report ot Warden
During the month 10 prisoners were
received at the penitentiary. Lincoln
county sent tho largest number of pris
oners in proportion to its population.
Threo men came to Lincoln from there.
Dodgo eamo next with two prisoners,
nnd Douglas next with 11. Antelope,
Dakota and Garfield cadi sent-one. The
crimes wero as follows: Murder, 1; as
sault with Intent to kill, 1; rape, 1;
rob, 2; cutting to wound, 1; Iioibo
stealing, 1; forgeries. 2; burglary, C;
house breaking, 2; robbery, i; larceny
from person. 1.
Ono convict was returned from
parole, one escaped from parole was
returned, two wero relenscd on parole
and tho sentences of flvo expired. It.
wnB necessary to dlsclpllno and pun
ish nine convicts, for insolence, tam
pering with machinery nnd refusal to
work. They cither wero placed in inc
"brig," reprimanded or fined good time.
William Nntlon, who violated his
parole to get married, was lined eleven
months good time.
.luilK" lniM(cup mi tint "I'l-mtU."
Judge Peter S. Grossctip of Chicago,
beroro tho Fourth ward republican
club, Minneapolis, talked on the neces
sity or tho taking or Immediate steps
by tlio republican party in tho legis
lative control or the largo corporations,
now formed and being formed In this
country. Ho said In part:
"The main object to bo aimed at Is
not uenoral and promiscuous publicity,
hut Is a repopularizlng of tho Indus
tries of tho country and this can only
be accomplished by a corporate policy
under which a corporation dishon
estly conceived cannot be organized at
all .and n corporation dishonestly ad
ministered will pass at once, before
tho evil Is irremediable, into tho
liands of -tho courts or some depart
ment of tho government."
Jurist llnlmrs CJuolcn 1'iioti Concerning
Xclirituka'a Orlnilnnl Itcronl,
Judge E. P. Holmes, at tho meeting
of tho state board or charities and
corrections at tho First Christian
church, Lincoln, cold:
"It is not truo that the number of
crimlnalA In Nebraska Is on tho in
crease, or has boon In tho last rew
yearn, and It In proven by statistics
that tho number of persons In tho re
formatory Institutions of tho Btate has
been decreasing at a rapid rat.
"Thero Is nothing tho matter In tho
homes or among tho people in general.
In 1892 thoro was an average ot SCO
prisoners In the stato penitentiary and
up to 1898 this average waa held, but
that year it fell to .'iOO.
"In 1902 thero wero only 290 crim
inals behind tho bara of tho peniten
tiary, and In l'JO.'l tho average fell to
270. Tho number of Inmntes In tho
industrial school at Kearney is gradu
ally on tho deciease. At present thero
aro about HO boys there. In 189(5 thero
were ninety girls In the Industrial
Echool at Geneva, In 1899 thero wero
dxty-slx, In 1901 thero wero forty-two,
in 1902 fifty-seven, and ror tlie year
!90:t tho average was forty-five.
"This can not mean anything other
than that crlmo In Nebraska Is on the
decrease. At tho Bamo tlmo tho popu
lation Is on the Increase, henco there
should be nothing to discourage tho
workers for rerorms, or cause them to
think their state Ib becoming more
wicked every day. In 1890 there wero
fewer persons In reformatories in this
state than In ulmost nny other, state in
tho union, iind Nebraska is making a
moro rapid decrease In tills number
than tho great majority of states. Tho
pcoplo ought to reel that this state
stands first, and not last, In Ub success
in dealing with criminals."
Scorn SSI out of UBO TurfoU mill Wln
The Nebraska' state team won tho
race at 250 targets at the Interstate
shoot at Omaha, scoring 221. St. Jo
seph marlcBmen were second with 217
targets broken. There were seven en
tries Omaha. Neb.; St. .losepn, mo.;
Iowa and Kansas. Tho winning team
was composed or Ixju T. Reed, Ohio
wa; I. D. Ilroz, Columbus: J. H.
Slovcrson, Wlsner; W. A. Wadding
ton, Beatrice; W. Veach, Falla City.
Second place men wore: F. B. Cun
ningham. rFed 11. Arnold, Zlm F. M.
Llbbc and J. R. Stafford. High runs
In tho race wore O. N. Ford of Central
City, In., und J. II. Slovcrson, Wisner,
each breaking forty-seven out of fifty.
Tho winner of tho shoot-oft tomorrow
will get the Cooms trophy. The high
gun for tho day was William Veach,
Falls City, with 13S; J. H. Slovcrson,
second. 137; J. W. Burnham, Linden,
la., third with 130.
BRIDGING AN INLAND SEA.
Ono of the Most Stupendous and Difficult Feats of Railroad
Engineering Successfully Accomplished.
Wo have in times past been told
much of wonderful feats in railroad
building, and much has been written
of tho engineering skill nnd daring that
directed tho course of tho Iron horse
across the plains nnd mountain)! that
lio between the" Missouri rlvor and
tho Pacific ocean,
nnd magnitude of
tho Union Pacific-Central Pacific has
never been equaled. Tho energy and
perseverance with which tho work was
urged forward and tho rapidity with
which it was nxeeuted. arc without u
tlon or the use or these engines will
mean the saving or nt least $1,500 a
day In operating expenses and also a
snvlng of several hours in running
The nrlir'tia' "fi'ii" of the cut-off
was conceived by the late Collls P.
In .tho grandeur i Huntington. The plans wero perfect-
the undertaking. I cd after the Into Col. Huntington's
death nnd approved by Mr. Ilarrimnn
when ho nssumed charge of the line.
Active work wns commenced In
1902. and thus tho almost Imposslblo
tnsk was completed In about 22
parallel In history" wero the state-' months. The last pile was driven dur-
"Tho work Involved In this plan has
been supervised by Messrs. Hnrrlman
and Kruttschnitt of tho Southern Pa
cific, and Messrs. Hurt and Berry of
the Union Pacific, and those two rail
roads have spout in tho last three
years somewhere near $130,000,000 In
ropalra nnd improvements nsldo from
the expenses of operation or mainten
ance." Colossal Crowds.
In an introduction to his "Digest of
tho Results of tho Census of England
and Wales In 1901." Mr. Wllllnm San-
The Lucln "Cut-Off" Across the Great Salt Lake.
ments of the special government com
missioners to the Secretnry of the
Thirty-five yeais ago there was no
time to spend on work similar to that
which has Just been completed. Then
tho world was watching while tho
builders of tho Union Pacific and Cen
tral Paclfle raced for supremacy. It
was a magnificent contest, but nowa
days the owners of the road have been
brought to consider other problems.
Ono of these necessitated the solution
of tho grade question ami the straight
ening of tho track.
One of the most Interesting and clif-
Ing tho Inst week or October. This
great work has cost over $ 1,200,000.
The cut-orf inns from Ogden west
firtcen miles over level country be
fore reaching the lake proper, then
across tho oast arm or the lake nine
miles to Promotory. Then live miles
of solid road bed und then nineteen
miles west over the west arm of tho
lake toward Lucln and thence ncross
tho Great Salt Lake desert to Lucln,
Nevada. Across the east arm of tho
lake, It will bo almost a continuous
fill-in supported by trestle. Nenr tho
middle of this will he a gap of 000 foot
of open trestle work left for the Bear
New The.itrn for Lincoln.
David Bolasco, tho well known the
atrical manauer of New York, an
nounces that ho will this spring build
a now theater to present his own at
tractions in Lincoln, Neb., and eight
other different cities In opposition to
tho so-cnlled theatrical syndicates.
Asked about his plans und location for
the theater In Lincoln, ho said:
"I am not In tho habit of building
theaters on paper, nor don I ear to
boast or my plans. I am ready to Btart
work, however, nt once. I will not
submit to any unreasonable demands,
but will build a many houses as the
situation In different cities demands.
Already I have New York. Boston,
Philadelphia, Chicago and Ixmdon."
Relnsco Is backed by a largo syndi
cate of rich capitalists who havo wit
nessed his success.
Waul Ireland to Ilitve Full Nlmrr.
In tho house of commons George
Wyndhanr, chief secretary for Iroland,
replying to John Redmond, tho Irish
leader, denied that he had ever pro
posed Irish legislation with tho view
of giving homo rulo to Ireland, or as
a concession for tho purpose ot chang-tun-
iim vIpwk nf tho nationalists. Ho
also denied that ho had any under
standing with the Irish party for any
purpose. He had been cnrcrul not to
dcludo tho Irish by rosy, ambiguous
periods, but ho would insist that Ire
land derive a ralr share or tho finan
cial resources or tho empire.
Mr. Wvndham did not believe tho
Irish question would bo sottlcd Tor nt
least fifty years. Even If rleland bad
her own parliament sho would not. In
tho present state of the money mar
ket, find $7r)0,000,000 for tho purpose of
carrying out tho provisions of the land
act. ,, .
Tho debate continued until tho sit
ting waB suspended at 7:30 p. tn., a
number of Irish members participating.
1 N -- - Jlfa - mm
der3 gives the following curious sta
tistics: "If all the peoplo of England
and Wales had to pass through Ion
ilon in procession, four nbreast, and
every facility were afforded for their
fieo and uninterrupted passage, dur
ing twelve hours dally, Sundays ex
cepted, it would tako nearly four
months and a hall for the population
to file through nt quick march, four
deep. The length or this va3t col
umn would be 3,7S8 mlle3. To count
thorn singly nt the rate ot one a sec
ond would tako nearly two years and
a half, assuming that the same num
nor of hours dally wero occupied, and
that Sundays also wore excepted."
View of the Track Across the Great Salt Lake.
Committee of 1'oiir In I'lmri:. -
Tho suh-rommlttoo on arrangements
of the democratic national committee
met at St. Louis to complete tho ar
rangements for tho natlonnl conven
tion. Committeemen Oamiwiu of Michi
gan, Mack of New York. Johnson of
Kansas, and Secretary Walsh of tho
national committee, will net as a sub
committee of tho committee on ar
rangements and will servo in conjunc
tion with tho local committee or the
business men's league, visiting St.
Before adjournment tho members of
tho committee expressed themselves
as perfectly satisfied with tho arrange
ments made by tho local committee.
They declared tho Coliseum adequate
for tho purposes of tho convention and
that It in every way meets their ex
pectations. Withoo iKRiim Srliool llomM.
The Wnhoo, Nob., board of educa
tion oted to Issuo $8,000 bonds of one
hundred dollars ench with interest at
4 icY cent, pnynblo In 1914, with nn
option to pay any nmount after 190C,
home purchasers to ho given prefer
ence In tho falo of the same. Tho
board also voted to build all walls of
tho now ward building of tlu eamo
material, an addltlounl expense of $200.
Brick lias been hauled for the build
ing and ground for tho foundation will
be broken in n few days.
Itinmln MnhliiE Cnrclon.
Tim liiwue Russe. Paris, says it has
just received authoritative Informa
tion showing that Russia Ib resolutely
maintaining a pacific policy and thnt
in tho note about to bo transmitted to
tnnnn Khn has made all tho conces
sions compatible with dignity. Russia
will declare therein, uie paper i
tlnues. that her interests In connec
tion with tho rnllroud aro too great for
her not to Insist upon occupying a po
sition which will enable her to protect
this costly enterprise, but she recog
nizes also tho right of Japan to de
velop, oxtend and creato outlets In
Manchuria, as well as in Korea. The
contents of tho Russian note, the Re-
vuo HUEFc nvers, are inu" "".
whero thoy havo created a most fa-
vorablo Impression, in ony cbmc, wib
paper concludes, Russia has decided
not to ongngo Japan unless sho Is di
The Matin quotes what It terms a
"high Fnglish authority" for tho fol
"If Japan toeks to begin war b .e
Jectlng Russla'B forthcoming responfo
Grent Britain will uso all her Inlluence
to hold her back."
flcult feats of railroad engineering river, lich Hows into the arm of the
over undertaken has Just been com- lake.
plctcd the building of a bridge across t Across Promotory Point runs live
tho Great Salt Iako between Ogden, inllos of solid road bed. and here dim-
Utah, nnd Lucln, Nevada. i cult work was encountered, n cut of
Tho work being practically com-j 3.0UD feet long in sand and nick of
plcted. the new track was formally barren blurt being necessary. At ibis
opened last Thanksgiving day when I point, the most bcnutiriil on this In
Mr. K. H. Harriman. bead of the Hnr- t land sea, surveys havo been mado for
rimnn lines, and a big part or railroad 1 nil Imniciibo summer resort.
.,,.,.... t.iu iirlniil: .f 'I'l.n .1 l.-C-U-lli - I Afl'O.SS tilt! WOUt il V III III t!l( IflKf 1st
dny dinner in the middle of Great Salt . eleven miles of trestle work with a
Lake. ilii-m approach oi lour miles at each i through which it becomes possible to
The Ogdcn-Lucln "Cut-Off" Is 102 j end. In completing tho work of span-I give out Impressions. Expression, to.
miles In length. 72 miles on laud and ning tho lake one great dilllciilty wns her mind, is to bo a largely deter-
30 nillen of treble work and "fill-Ins" I encountered ncross tho east arm by j mining factor in the future progress
Among the Ona Indians cf Tlcrra
del Fuego courtship is not precisely a
tender affair. When the g'.rl Is from
a friendly gioup fie gallant presents
her with hit hunting bow. If the girl
returns it by her own hand it is a
sign of acei'i-Unco. but if by the hand
ot a messenger It 13 a refusal. But
refusals are not common. The perse
vering brae watches for an oppor
tunity which brings him alone with
the object of hl. affections. Ho then
commands he r to follow him with all
speed through the bush to his own
camp. The girls are prone to yield
prompt obcdlcnca, for a disappointed
suitor may cinphnsl.o his displeasure
by an arrow directed lightly at tho
thigh or at her calves the especial
vanity ot an Ona belle.
Education in Expression.
livery person has an inborn dcslro
for i-prfssion. but this desire is yield
ed to only by children or savages.
Adults hclinol themselves In repres
sion, which U called culture, snys
Mivt. Stebbins in tho New York Tri
bune. Shu went on to explain that when
prisons thrill and vibrato to tho
sound of grand music, or at tho sight
! of a imperii picture, it is tho re
sponse of the hor.l to beauty. Mrs.
Stebbins advocated tho study of tho
technique ot expression ns a channel
Ailmlritl Hclilcy Hn IJrliii.
Admiral W. S. Schley Is confined to
his homo In Washington by an attack
Monti"! ot SIlMonrl IlnlldlliK.
Tho Missouri world's fair commis
sion has nnmed Mrs. Richard Parks
Bland, widow of the lormer miunn
congressman nnd free silver leader, as
hostess of tho Missouri state building.
llttrtlltlnii'" New Syitrm.
M. Bcrtlllon. of Paris, has devised a
now method for tho better Identifica
tion or unknown bodies taken to the.
morgue. Tho foct that photographs ot
dead persons do not always well por
tray those persons a uu-y mihh. .
whon niivo creuiuu uim.uiu. -
Thcso M. Berttllou overcomes by tho
Injection or glycerine Into the eyes or
tho body, whereupon tho Has open,
tho eyes becomo llfellko, the lips red
don and tho whole faco seems to re
vive, making It possible to tako a pho
togranu resembling the person
I ii i ll iiiii.. in i ii ,
IIMMMMMKW JIMW.Mftaft.il I'll t'-
over the waters of Grent Salt Iako. It
presents a practically level track ex
cept for it short distance on the west
end near Lucln, Nevada, whero a
slight grade is encountered.
The uso of this cut-off will throw
out tho Iraus-cDUtlnentiil traflle over
the old linn from Ogden to Lucln,
Nevada, around tint lake. This strip
of track Is ono of tho most expensho
of tho Hnrrlman system, tho maximum
grado over tho long Promotory lilll Is
li)4 feet to tho milt) and helper engines
uro always necessary. The elimlna-
Railroad Officials at Formal Opening of the Ogdcn-Lucln "Cut-Off "
T nl.i It II. rt QHlllln.. V .til I . . '
uiu ni-iiiuiK in im-ins ami irestio work. . ()f ti10 wnri,i
This was caused bv thn k,ii nf ., I ... ."c..worl'1
flow of tho Bear river having collected
for centuries over tho bottom or tho
lake and having formed a salt wall of
100 roet. It took 1,000 tons of rock
In piles which appear to have reached
the bottom of tho lnko proper and
which hns resulted in a firm and
splendid road bed.
In a speech which ho made at tho
Aim Club. Salt Lnko City, on tho ove
of tho opening of the "Cut-Oft," Mr.
To lllimti-nln lior Rill),
Jeet, .Mrs. Stebbins gavo a selection
from "Idyls of tho KlnK."
in an Insurance oillco whore It w&ti
formerly necessary for a forco ot
ciurkn to copy imme:i on rofer'jflcu
cards to t,o m,.,i jn various place's,
ono clerk now writes tho name on a
KliiKle card with metallic. Ink, clamps
" In a holder with u number of blanlc
cards and llushea an x-ray through
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