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A Huge Burlesque *
It certainly is one of the jokes
of the season to read about county
attorneys in Nebraska assembling
ia Lincoln last week to discuss
Biethods for fighting railroad cor
porations on the tax question.
Imaging these valliant pension
grabbers armed with railroad pas-
sei doing anything toward com
pelling the companies to do more
than give assurance that their pas-
sea will not be taken away from
them so long as they keep within
iheir own breastworks. Thechanc-
a are that before the companies
Itand for the holdup , some of their
f riendi within the army of legal
liliputians will be wearing dia
monds. Pioneer Grip.
It is reported that a vigilance
committee baa been organized in
eastern Keya Paha county , which ,
if true , will probably bring old
Keya Faha to tho front as the
* * dark and bloody ground" of the
border. The reason for reviving
the rope court is said to be the
wholesale stealing of horses , and
the ghosts of Kid Wade , Maupin ,
Barret Scott , old man White , the
Hi I Island other men who incurred
* * * " " veageaffee of the old vigilanter
are liable to have company
in their nightly ramble along the
Niobrara. But , if the new com
mittee is like the old one , it would
be well for the honest members to
invoice the committee and do some
judicious hanging before they start
out on the warpath. Butte Ga
Several weeks ago President
Roosevelt ordered that the reports
of the weather bureau be withheld
from thV Boston Herald because
that paper printed a little story
about one of the Roosevelt children
chasing a stray turkey about the
white house grounds , but after
cooling down he again ordered that
the service be restored to the Bos-
ten paper. Likewise , a few days
agb , he ordered Ben Baker remov-
fd ( from the bench in New Mexico
but upon a second thought and a
httls cool reflection he withdrew
the order and restored Ben to the
bench. This seems like a school
boy way of treating matters. Get
. Tiisjry and do something and when
co ° * ttu | < .he heat of the moment has passed
otf , bo sorry about it and make
everything right. This manner
of doing business is certainly not
t-ae method of a great statesman.
Boys and Cigarettes ,
Probate Officer W. C. Johnson ,
uf Kansas City , addressing several
hundred boys in that city , said
cigarettes caused nearly all the
downfalls among youths.
* 4Out of 450 boys who have been
into the juvenile court , "
Mr. Johnson , " 95 per cent
cigarette smokers. I never
a boy who played hookey from
schoul but did not also smoke cig-
* rttceg. This habit is the begin
ning of crime.
44I know a little , fellow on the
Went side who lies on the bed for
two or three hours at a time smok-
i'jp cigarettes. He has become
addicted to the habit and says he
cannot stop it. Ho will be.sent
to the reform school , where he
can't get the poifconous things.
* 'Two boy ? wqrQ caught stealing
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in a store not long ago. Each was
a cigarette smoker. In nearly evJ J
cry case where a boy breaks into
a store the first thing he steals is
tobacco. " I
The connection between tobacco .
and toughness in a boy seems to |
be much the same as that between ,
whiskey and crimo in a rcrin.
The injury of cigarette smoking
to youth is not merely physical , j
It invariably leads him into bad
associations that pervert his ideas
A gang of boys secretly smok
ing cigarettes submit to the tead-
ership of the toughest in the gang.
There is a magic power in the
practice to lower all to the level
of the lowest.
The boy who thinks it is manly
to smoke has a wrong notion of
manliness. He is training himself
to admire and emulate man's vices
instead of his virtues. He is cul
tivating the qualities that count
for failure instead of success.
Tho companionship and moral
influence that a boy comes into
through cigarettes is like that
which a man comes into through
the drink the kind that debase.
Omaha Daily News.
The Old Cattle Business.
One of the most pathetic pic
tures of animal misery is that fur
nished by E. \Vhitehead , sec
retary of the Colorado state bureau
of child and animal protection ,
concerning cattle wintered on tho
plains of the great south west. ' "In
the winter of 1902-3 , " he says ,
"on a single ranch in Texas , Hv <
hundred thousand dollars' worth
of cattle died ; on many ranches
half were lost ; on some thror-
quarters , and on almost all , man.\ ;
while all the rest went down 10
the very verge of death , ami sui-
sered all its pain without its relief.
Imagine a single animal in Decem
ber already guant from hunger ,
cold and thirst ( for of the threo ,
thirst is the most terrible , ) iinasriii'-
this wretched creature wandering
about in an illimitable plain , cov
ered with snow ; with nothing to
eat except here and there , buried
under the snow , a sparse tuft of
scanty mosslike grass ; eating snow
for days and weeks , because then-
is nothing to drink ; by day wan
dering in the snow ; by night lyinj.
down in it ; swept by pitiless winds
and icy storms ; always shivering
with cold ; always gnawe I with
bunker ; a. I ways parched with
thirst ; always searching for some- j
thing to eat , where there's noth- '
ing ; always staring with dumb ,
hopeless eyes , blinded swollen and |
festering from the sun's glare on
the wastes of snow. "
Twenty-five years ago the same
wicked conditions prevailed in
western Nebraska , but it is very
different now. Most of the ranch-
ers make ample provisions for
watering their stock at all seasons
of the year and while their cattle
do splendidly on the range grass
when there is no snow , a sufficient
quantity of emergency hay is pro
vided in the fall so that it is only
in unusually severe and stormy
weather that there is much suffer
ing of range cattle in this state.
The Fremont ( Neb. ) Tribune ,
commonting upon the proposition
to "abandon the professional lob
by , " says that the idea is a good
one , but asks : "Y\rho is to deter
mine just who the professional
lobbyists are ; by what sign or
token is the professional to be told
from an amaetur ? "
It is sometimes difficult to dis
tinguish. Indeed , sometimes it is
diificult to tell whether a man is a
professional lobbyist or a public
spirited citizen who has made
gre-it , personal sacrifices in order
to sond the winter at the state
capital and instruct the legislator
in his duties.
In 1891 , Mr. Newberry , the re
puted father of the famous maxi-
rau n freight rate bill , concluded
thaf he would provide the people
of Nebraska with relief from ex-
-tionate freight rates. Mr.
Ne.vh < ir\v wanted to introduce a
bi I providing for the freight rate
schedule that was then in force in
lo va. lie confided his secret with
a wry agreeable gentleman whoso
acquaintance he had formed , and
this gentleman declared that he-
was in perfect sympathy with
Newhfrry's plan , and offered to
s "ip'e fo. * lihn a copy of the , Iowa
Newberry was under lasting ob-
l nations of course , and thanked
his friend very cordiallywhen the
Iowa schedule was placed in his
hands. Newberry introduced the
The late John M. Moan , that .
fine old democrat from Dakota . .
jounty , was a member of the com-1 j
charged wijbh the coasidera-
tion of this measure. Being a
large shipper himself , Moan un
derstood freight rate schedulos ,
and , after investigating Newber-
ry's bill , he asked Newberry where
he obtained the schedule. New-
berry told him a friend had given
it to him. Moan insisted upon
learning the friend's name , and
when Newberry revealed it Moan !
said : "Why , my dear sir , that
man is a professional railroad lob
byist , and the schedule he has pro
vided you with is not the present J
Iowa schedule ; it is an old Iowa
schedule , and , instead of decreas
ing Nebraska rates , it would , if
enacted into a law , increase those
rates by about 25 per cent. "
The result was that Mr. Moan
was charged with securing tho
proper Iowa schedule and with tho
preparation of the bill. The in
side of the bill as originally intro
duced by Newberry was thrown
into the waste basket , while the
bill prepared under Moan's di
rection tok ; its place. The bill , I
however , retained its original
number , and it became a law , and
was popularly known as the ' 'New-
berry bill , " although all the "New- ,
berry" there was to it was the
title number and the name of the ;
man who originally introduced ;
In the corning session of the Ne
braska legislature the difficu'ty
will not be so much to distinguish
between the professional lobbyists
and the amateur lobbyists. There
will be a few amateurs there.
There will , however , be at least
three professional lobbyists ; one
will represent the Union Pacific ,
an ither will rep resent the El khorn
and another will represent the
Burlington & Missouri. The dif
ficulty will be to distinguish these
professional corporation lobbyists
from the republican party. Every
well-informed man who wants any
thing done by the Nebraska legis
lature will not waste time in talk
ing to the members of the legisla
ture. He will go direct to head
quarters ; he will plead for favors
at the knee of the corporation lob
byist , and there he will obtain
either the favor or the refusal
and that will be the end of it.
On Sunday , January 8th , Cath-
nlic services will bo held at Prairie
Belle school house near Crookston
it ten o'clock in the morning.
Explanation of the Catholic doc
trine after service.
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