The independent. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1902-1907, April 25, 1907, Page 9, Image 9

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    AVT11L 25, 1907.
subdue his proud spirit it may be nec
essary to put Mr. Patterson in Jail,
and at present 'Denver has no Jail
room to spare.
anew m ine last iialr or April is by
no means so unusual as the exclama
tions of the people yesterday would
lead a stranger to think. Four "years
ago a general snow and cold wave de
scended upon the Missouri valley m
April 29 and 30. It came after a period
of warm weather and caught the frui.
trees all in bloom. The heavy masses"
of blossoms covered by sleet, ice and
snow made a Dathetic siffht. That was
' 11 1 1 A , . , .
me com wave mat went on to sc.
Louis and froze up the dedication ex
ercises of the exposition held a year
ahead of the fair opening. April
storms don't come every year in this
region, but when they do arrive they
are likely to be corkers.
The campaign in New York against
the carrying of concealed weapons
had its origin in a number of deadly
assaults committed a few daws ago by
foreigners, mostly Italians. Last Sun
day a man accldently brushed against
an Italian, whose brother fired three
shots and dangerously wounded th'j
innocent offender, afterwards mortally
wounding two policemen who seined
hirn In a neighboring hallway. On the
following day two Italians resented
with stilletos the jostling in an eleva
ted train, stabbing one man to death
and -mortally wound ng another. These
events have had more to do than 'he
Thaw trial in starting the hunt after
people who carry weapons, although
that case added its mite to the prevail
ing sentiment that i' is time for the
introduction of a little more civiliza
tion on Manhattan island.
The Oklahoma constitutional conven
tion has placed in the constitution a
section making it mandatory upon the
legislature to adopt a primary law gov
erning all nominations for office after
statehood. The republican mem
bers of the convention, together with
two democrats, voted against this pro
vision, alleging as a reason that the ex
pense of making nominations by the
primary method would be too great., 1
this mandatory provision in .the Okla
homa constitution .eoneIs no better
obedience' by the legislature than the
mandatory provision in Nebraska's
constitution requiring a legislative ap
portionment every five years then di
rect primary" laws in Oklahoma must
look to the people instead of the con
stitution to secure their passage. And
that is where the advocate of a direct
primary law believes in looking. .
Arbitration is the coining word now
for coll.'&ions between a college faculty
and the students. Down at Drury col
lege, Springfield, Mo., the entire junior
class has been suspended because ot
class resolutions reflecting upon tha
college government. Somebody stole
the ice cream for the seniors' reception.
A junior was apprehended Jf or the act.
but refused to divulge the names or
others engaged in this piece of class
enterprise. He was suspended from
pchool. Then the class roasted the fac
ulty in resolutions and the faculty
evened up by suspending the class
Now the college board of trustees has
appointed a representative to arbitrate
the situation. ' "Johnnie, coine here,"
says the fond mother of the future as
she holds the switch in her hand be
hind the back of her dress. "I won't do
it, ma," answers Johnnie, "I'll arbi
trate." Des Moines has a flourishing college
of osteopathy, yet a bill granting
recognition to that school of healing
after passing the Iowa house was
sidetracked when it reached the senate
sifting committee to the great disap
pointment of those interested in giving
that method of treating the sick an
even legal show with the older if not
more efficacious systems. Benefits
to the afflicted are secured by so many
different processes that the natural
tendency is to brush away all barriers
and h ave it with the one chiefly inter
ested to pay his money and take his
choice. If it were possible in any of
the schools to lay in a stock of absoluto
knowledge this might be different, but
beyond certain narrow limitations
there is so much uncertninity, so
much conjecture, so much guess work,
It doesn't seem reasonable that any
school should b2 given a legal
monopoly of the work and worry of
abolishing sickness. Thirteen states
have osteopathic boards to pass upon
the qualifications of those who sock
licenses to practice this art and others
are Inclined to thlnl: this la In line
with the Mjiiare d-al.
Mavhc Attorney General JacKson is
haclJntrat the tap root of the liquor
In t k! n e.'-'.H In Kansas'. Prohibition baa
never prohibited there or elsewhere.
Tlil ban commonly been Liken to mean
that piieh law. are mienforeublo, n
fai t which has ben made tbo reason
or at h'ost the excuse for n largo
proportion of the oUx In other states
am! town against prohibitory mean
urc, Mt whih' p inhibition law have
twin In effort In Kansas, tn
tMisliHKrt rf putting llpor on sale nt
wholesale ha ti'H been dl-turh-d The
situation is . as if in Nebraska with
the killing: and sale of game prohibited
men should yet be permitted to "es
tablish themselves openly in the busi
ness of game shipping. It is self evl
dent they, can ' not exist except as
somebody violates the law, yet they
are permitted to exist. Attorney Gen
eral Jackson's campaign for the en
forcement of the prohibitory law in
volves ousting the wholesale liquor
dealers and liquor manufacturers from
doing business in the state. That
would tend to take these interests out
of the business of breaking the law
or of enabling others to break it.
The owners of vineyards in Europe
are losing faith in the efficiency of ex
plosives in breaking up the hail storms
that occasionally bring disaster to their
Industry; Some apparently successful
experiments have been made in check
ing hail with cannon and mortars, but
last season saw an unusual number of
these sto-ms and they were- bombarded
with no appreciable success. So the
Italian and the Austrian governments
have given up experimentation along
these lines, apparently because of a
conviction that they are ineffective
Theoretically it is possible to break up
a hail storm with explosives. The
trouble is that the forces of nature act
on so gigantic a scale that the cost of
creating power enough to turn aside or
neutralize ?torms is prohibitive. This
was discovered ten years ago by the
experimenters who were attempting to
create rain by concussion in the United
States. They did not prove that rain
could be produced, but they did dem
onstrate that it would not be worth its
in dynamite if it were possible to
shake it out of the heavens.
A year ago W. J. Crandall of Firth
was one of the well-to-do business
men of Lancaster county. From his
flouring mill, bank and other invest
ments he received a handsome Income,
but he had an ambition to accumu
late a fortune that should dazzle his
friends in the Empire state wnere he
hoped to return when the goal of his
ambition was attained. He grew res
tive under the slow methdds of legiti
mate, business returns. The board of
trade offered quick profits with at
least even chances to win. He
touched the harp lightly and the re
sponse was pleasing to his ears. His
judgment was vindicated. It Is the old
story oft related. He found the game
alluring. He played recklessly and
he played again and lost. He tried
to retrieve and went deeper into the
swamp. After a succession jof disasters
in the mad hope of saving himself he
risked everything, and everything
went. It is a short but pathetic story.
The savings of years of close and care
ful application to business thrown
away in this great national gambling
game, the real "dementia Americana''
which is v causing the legislatures of
many states to take notice and govern
themselves accordingly.
The remarks of the Kearney Hub
continue to indicate that Governor
Sheldon could not get a vote for pound
master in all Buffalo county. It Is
interesting to figure how this bitter
ness will affect future nominations and
elections. Under the convention sys
tem the counties affected by the re
cent vetoes could form a V-shaped
wedge, get a number of candidates for
the governorship and other offices be
hind them, and plow through the go(v
emor's line like a crowd of Carlisle
Indians. Under the primary system
this sort of thing is more difficult. In
every county the republicans will be
able to vote for or against Governor
Sheldon on his record, and without any
reference to the ambitions of some of
their neighbors to be state treasurer
or land commissioner. It will be a
square issue on every office under the
new plan, whereas nominations in con
ventions were secured after a multitude
of complications had been solved, many
of them having nothing whatever to
do with the fitness of the candidates
or their official records. Governor
Sheldon naturally had no thought of
future terms in mind when he applied
the pruning knife to the appropriation
bills, but it will not discourage his
friends to know that the direct pri
mary system makes It virtually Im
possible for an aggrieved locality to
punish a veto that wins approval from
the rest of the state.
From the measure now before the
New York legislature providing for the
Torreiis system of land titles a good
Idea can bo gained of tho main points
In the system and I he procedure neces
rary to install It, , Should the bill be
come a law land titles would bo rrgis
tercd with an officer of the county In
which the land It located. That oilier
would take th plnr of tho register
of deed In Nebraska. The estab
lishing of title with this office
1 conclusive evldenro of ownership,
behind which, after.the original chariKd
his been completed, nobody can fro.
Trinfrs of title can then bo mad
merely by roglt?rlnir the same nt an
cipense of three dollars. The time re
quired frr the transfer In nix hour,
tind the registration Is final evidence
ot roundness of title.
To change a parcel from the old to
tha new registeraMon is however a
slow and somewhat expensive process
Persons claiming title to land file their
claims with a. specified court, and aft
er proper steps have been taken
the protection of other possible claims
ants a decree is issued permitting tho
land to go on record In a given name.
By this system, act t icing to its ad
vocate3, land will be made a quick,
readily negotiable asset, facilitlng the
securing of loans, and will make it
easier for small owners by cheapening
the process of gaining and transfer
ring title. The principal objection made
against the Introduction of the sys
tem in New is the great amount
of labor required In making the
Change. The .rn,;hinery provided for
the purpose could not pass air laud
titles in a hundred years, says one
critic, who, by tha way, is interested in
the title guarantee business. No fear
seems manifest that the T;rrens titles
would not be as safe, after being once
established, as any ftle could be.
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4 - 4
4 ( Kearney New.-Era Standard,) 4
In all the good work done by
the late legislature, how much
4 assistance did Buffalo county
4 render? We had three men 4
4 down there, supposed to be 4"
4 working for the people. It is al- 4
4 ready well known that one of 4
4 them, Tom Hamer, utterly 4
4 failed to do tho work he was 4
4 sent there to do. Instead, he 4
Joined the corporations and lent 4
4; all his energies to defeating tho 4
4 very measures he was in duty , 4
4 bound to support as a pledged 4
representative of the people. 4
4 Ills colleague, George Bar- 4
4 rett, returns home in honor, 4
4 with a clean record. Upon all 4
4 the important questions he 4
4 voted right. He made no
4 speeches, but . ho studied the
4 bills, and being for the people 4
4 naturally cast his vote for their 4
4 , Interests. Through him Buffalo 4
4 i county lifted somewhat '6n the ,4
4 reforms accomplished. 4
The third man, , Senator
Thomson, was neither gooa nor 4
4 bad, but Just Indifferent as an 4
4 influential factor. Part of the 4
4 time he voted right, but about 4
4 ' half the time he voted wrong.
4 He made no speeches. He fail- 4
4 ed to keep well posted on pend- 4
4 ing bills. He was, a ,follo.werY not ,.4
4 a teaderi'" He simply occupied
a "chair tut did' not 'fill ' the' of-'
4 flee. Such men bring no credit
to Buffalo county. We ought 4
4 to send bigger and better men 4
4 to the state senate. 4
Absolute cleanliness should maintain
throughout the sick room. If possible
there should be no carpeting upon the
floor other than a rug, or two, so that
it may bo wiped every day with a J
damp cloth. Sweeping is onviousiy im
possible. No dust or litter of any kind
should be allowed to collect anywhere
Every furnishing that is not necessary
for use and comfort should be removed
from the room. No array of medicine
bottles and sick-room paraphernalia
should be In view.
London Answers: "There goes eleven;
I shall just have time to catch my
last," says the friend on whose ac
count I have left the theatre at the
absorbing moment half way through
the last act when the tangled dramatic
web was being straightened out, and
all was coming "happy, In the end."
A hansom pulls eagerly across from
the rank.
"Eueton," says my friend, and we
are soon deep in converse.
We turn Into the big booking: hall
of the vast station, and I star with
astonishment. It is crowded with peo
ple, and the air la full of the surging
hum of hundreds of people, all en
gaged In conversation.
"Emigration party," says my friend,
In reply to my look of Inquiry. "They
go from here every Wednesday and
l'YIday, Canada, I think poor beg
gars! Well, bye-bye! See you on
Thursday, Take care of yourself, and
make haste home."
To the West.
But In Kplto of th' fatherly ndmo
notlon. I linger in the great hall, fas
cinated by the strange crowd, and by
the knowledge that hero before my
eycH hundreds of dramas, nay, It may
bo tragedies, In real llfo are being en
acted. Tho olti country In sending
forth another short length of Its nev-er-endinjr
stream of unwanted. 8mig
Rle, effort and desire have been all In
vain; there Is no room In the land of
their birth, no snstenunc for tbem
and theirs In the motherland; brawn,
muscle and brain have been offered
again and again, and, sick at heart,
the unwanted are turning their faces
to the west; work, comfort, it may bo
fortune, are waiting across the ocean.
They must depart and seek them.
But the severing of the last Jink
with tho old country Is trying, in
some cases an agonizing ordeal, and
most of the faces of the emigrants
are white and troubled.
Well-meaning friends are doing
their best to lessen the grief of part
ing; but there is something grimly
suggestive of tho last rites In their
lyrical and oral efforts In this direc
tion. And It would have been belter
for the emigrants If some of them had
stopped at home.
That pallid girl, for instance, whose
swollen red eyes are the only touch
of color In her deathly face. It would
have been better for the young fellow
to whose arm she is clinging as a
drowning man might cling to the rope
which Is drawing him back to life
it would have been better for him to
have faced the last midnight alone.
They walk to and fro among the
crowd, and every now and then he
bends to speak to her. But she says
never a word, she only looks blankly,
dreadfully, before her, contemplating
perhaps a life which must be Hvod
without the only glimpse of sweetness
and hope that has ever entered into
it. - ......
And the tearful young wife with the
child which whimpers unceasingly lie
cause its mdther weeps her husband
who sits by her side might have been
launched more cheerfully Into the new
life which starts for him tonight,
Nearfnw the Knil.
All are not sad, however. Some are
laughing and chatting manfully, and
In a dim corner, entirely by himself,
a sheepish lad of sixteen or so Is try
ing to infuse something of lightness
into his lonely lot by crooning most
dismally on a mouth-organ.
The hum of talk grows deeper as
fresh arrivals hwpII th vnliimn nml
snatches reach nie as I . mingle with
tno crowd. , ,
"Well, Bill 'Arris, 'e did all right,
any'ow.' "Never mind, old trirl. never
mind " "Bill 'Arris. ' save 'e "
'Shut up, you fidgety little brat!" "Yi'H,
starts at 12 "
And so the chatter-snatches reach
me. The talR is entirely common
place. It is only on the stage that
leave-takings are eloquent; in reality
they are a weariness to the flesh.
, jmow. tne- time for .departure draws
near... a. .general .move -is mamvTor'tlre
train which takes the emigrants to
Liverpool. Mothers are packing their
little ones awav into heris i
on the hard carriage spats f:i t horu nn
beginning to get fidgety; young men
who have, till now, resolutely declined
tne nave just pne," so oft repeated
by leave-takiner friends, nhsr-rvj ihc
time is too short now for much liquor,
and yield. Ah me! I wonder how
many men have been driven nut of th
country by just such well-meaning
xnenusY , ...
Half a dozen black
men arrive, and. erivln a rbnorv wnnt
here and there, gather together the
parties for which., thev are rfisnonslhifi
and bundle them into the train, which
is lining rapidly now.
1 he farewells are hocnminir tmrpiiut
and feverish now, everyone seeing to
be kissing.
hustle checks any tendency to mor-
LJ JU.. 1 . , ....
i (i iv wnu'n mien: hava kav, k k
ited. The carriage doors are closed,
the last crood-hvfs
the carriage windows; the guard's
wnistie mows, and slowly the monster
moves OUt Of the Station A rhonr la
raised from the platform,' and another
ioaa or tne unwanted has departed
from the land of their birth In mnut
cases never to return again.
IS It Safe. I WOndpr. to cnomilaln
on what will ultimately become of this
pathetic little batch of the unwanted?
How many will find that the first ob
jectionable syllable of this objection
able word will be expunged, and that
thev have rpcninprl tho. rio-iif n.,
and respect themselves?. Many, I trust,
uopo unu minK,- ior neneath all the
tears and tho forced laughter, th
banter, and. alas! thf lintrh
there is an air of quiet resolution and
Biuruy intention.
Gool-be and (Jooil I.uok.
I think It will be thr fnoit f iu
new country they are bound for if
they do not prove themselves worthy
of the country they come from.
j-arewill, little army of tho hopeful
unwanted. It is pitiful Chat you should
have to leaVO all the fnmllt.-ir frinnrix
and places; all you have known since
your uirin, jjut the old country must
give some of the sumlua t ih
and, at nil events, over the seas there
Is hope, hero there la nrr-. Most of
you wo shall never see again. 8ome
of you will return with doleful sto
ries of tho dlsapolntpmcntH of tho un-
iiuea wilderness; but most of you will
remain to flirht and strnctr! therm).
nnd to win perhaps fortunes at any
ntir, a uveinooa.
And as th. mfcitir tiAwiv n-n.i..
out of the station. 1 t OO. wnva m f hut
and Join In the rener4 cry, "Good-bye
nuu kttou i lira s