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Tlio Easter lint will HOOII bo In full
The tlino bus coino' wlion unlvcrfll
ties nnil colleges nctunlly think In mil-
Nnlurnlly President Tnft would
fnvor Ynlo lockH for the I'litmnm
More money Is spent In protecting
gnmo unit fish than'for the protection
of the public health.
Cunnon and Aldrlcb both favor a
permanent tariff commission composed
of experts , mid they uro the experts.
When the fact Is taken Into con
sideration that the president has
eighty million employers one realizes
what an extensively hired man he is.
There Is some talk of reporting base
ball In English this year , but some
doubt the capacity of the English lan
guage to cover all emergencies.
Arkansas has opened up the cyclone
season unusually early this year. The
Urlnkloy storm was unusually de
structive both to life and property.
A rare collection of coins belonging
to a Brooklyn man recently sold for
$78,000. This man made almost as
much of a success collecting rare coins
us some people do the ordinary kind.
A man who bus been hired to drama
tize one of Henry .lames' novels bus
shown his originality by a unique
plan to begin at the oiul and rewrite
It forward cutting out every third
word. One would suppose that would
render the plot clear and compre
The blind people of the world , of
whom , alas , there are so many , hu\e
recently celebruted the centenary of
Louis Braille , the blind Frenchman
who invented the system of embossed
point writing which is used by Die
blind and which bears the inventor's
The candidate for mayor of Spokane
lias' chosen a most concise platform
upon which to enter the campaign , but
it Is to the point "An economical bus-
ness-like administration and enforce
ment of the law without fear or favor. "
Only thirteen words but they cover the
Now York trust companies were
duly put into strait jackets not long
since by the coming Into force of the
maximum provision of the reserve
law which requires them to keep fif
teen per cent of their deposits on
hand In cash. It is hardly necessary
to say that in a panic these laws are
The beginning of the new adminis
tration at Washington , like all pre
ceding It , murks the death of many
fond hopes. Ofllce seekers galore
throng the capitol and hang on per
sistently till the last hope perishes.
There is nothing less certain in this
world than political anticipations.
The time worn Indian head that has
so long adorned the one cent piece , Is
soon to be replaced by a head of
Abraham Lincoln modeled after that
on a medal by Victor Brenner. It is
very appropriate that the face of the
great martyr president should be thus
The latest speed record made by the
Mauretania which has been made pub
lic , was made on a trip from Live-pool
lo Now York , recently , when the ship
covered nearly 792 statute miles in
twenty-four hours. The average spful
for the whole distance was mo.e * lnn
twenty-nine statute miles an hurr.
It has been estimated that a system
of good roads for the state of Kansas
would average one dollar an acre for
good farm lands. This would be
merely a land value Increase , but by
far the greater value would be in the
easy intercourse afforded , the cheap
ness with which products could be
marketed and the ability to utilize the
markets when they arc most advan
tageous. What Is true of Kansas is
Just as true of other states.
The government of Mexico has de
clared the duty off on wheat and for
the present time , till the prospect of
famine is over , at least , that necessary
cereal will be admitted free. This is
the kind of tariff to have , one that
can bo adjusted by executive procla
mation without having to wait the
doubtful pleasure of Aldrlch , Frye ,
Cannon and Payne. If the United
States could follow this example of
sensible elasticity it would relieve the
pressure in many places.
While the entire civilized world has
generously contributed to the needs
of the Italian earthquake sufferers , It
Is reported on good authority that
such Inct edible- and absurd methods of
distributing the funds have been em
ployed by the commission that the
whole * undertaking has been crippled.
Thousands of the sufferers are still
unfed , unclothed and without shelter.
Harely ton per cunt of the funds re-
colved have been expended up to the
pri'sunt time and many have received
their only aid from foreigners who
administered their relief personally.
The ratification by the senate of the
upt'clal agreement with Great Britain
concerning the Newfoundland fisheries
Is looked upon us a stop toward the
end of a controversy which began at
oven an earlier date than the Hovoln
tlon. Many attempts have been made
to settle this protracted wrangling
without avail. Now , however , the
mutter Is submitted to the Hague
Secretary Knox who bus charge of
the state department has a most won
derful memory and never forgets any1
thing. Ho can also go to sleep at will
and waken at any time he desires
Few men possess this faculty. Nape
Icon and Gen. B. F. Butler were not
able examples. The one recreulloi
enjoyed by the secretary is a twe
hour drive betwnon 6 and 8 o'clock In
the morning nchlnd the most famous
team In Washington.
Public sentiment will uphold the
verdict in the Cooper trial. There
was fear lest the Coopers might bo
acquitted or that , at least , there
might be a disagreement. They were
after Carmack and that the murder
was deliberate , seems almost un
questionable. For the sake of the
country It Is well that a conviction
It is estimated that not less than
500,000 and very possibly a million
tramps roam homeless and without
employment In the United States. It
has been for years a serious problem
to know what to do with this great
vagrant class , but the charitable so
cieties and railroads believe they have
now come upon a plan which will work
In America as well as It did In Switzer
land , Holland and Belgium. This Is
the establishment of tramp colonies
under rigid discipline where they shall
be compelled to be self supporting and
law abiding. The plan worked well In
the countries named.
Public school instruction in Franco
ranks well with that of other nations ,
but the report that of the young men
who were examined for the army dur
ing the past three years , one-fourth
were ignorant of the existence of Joan
of Arc and over half had never heard
of Napoleon Bonaparte , casts rather a
serious slur either on the schools or
The Japanese express the belief that
they are going to like Taft. This is
reassuring to the United States and
shows great wisdom on the part of the
Japs. They must realize that there will
be at least four years of him and there
is so much of him that if they didn't
like him it would bo extensively dis
The American Red Cross society
gave $250,000 for the purpose of
establishing an orphanage where 100
of the children who lost their parents
in the Sicilian earthquake will be
cared for. The international commit
tee has decided .to establish nine
The Dingley tariff law which was
passed by an extra session of con
gress , called by President McKlnley
within two days of his inauguration In
1S97 , to provide revenues to meet the
expenses of the government , has re
mained in force praetlcally unchanged
longer than any other tariff act in
Prof. Perclval Lowell states In a lec
ture to a Boston audience that , if it
were possible to ascend into space 100
miles we should be assailed'by flying
bodies like huge bricks flying at In
estimable rapidity through space. This
is a black eye on the charms of air
ship navigation. Automobiles will
furnish excitement enough for most of
There Is one profession which Is not
overcrowded. Within a year five or
more great Institutions of learning
have been seeking new presidents
Harvard , the Massachusetts Institute
of Technology , Dartmouth and the
Universities of Michigan and Minne
sota. Several of these great colleges
are still seeking suitable heads. The
American college president Is an Im
portant citizen , whose election Is a
national event , and the man chosen Is
expected to perform valuable service
which shall reflect honor upon the In
stitution. Such men are not easy to
There arc many criticisms of
America's educational system but
when compared to that of England It
seems a model of perfection. The
children of the working classes In
England are turned adrift at the ago
of fourteen fitted for nothing and without -
out Individuality , Initiative or the
smallest aptitude for anything In par
ticular. When you considerthat - the
child of the poorest American laborer
can got a free education right through
to the ago of eighteen along the most
practical lines which will give them
the foundation of any trade or profes
sion which their talents nin.v fit them
Until a comparatively short tlmo
ago the production of creosote from
both coal tar and wood tar far exceeded -
coeded any demand for wood treating
purposes. However , the number of
wood preserving plants bus grown so
rapidly within the lust four years that'
this country Is not now able to supply
Its own demand for coal tar creosote.
And encouraging pi ogress has been
made by some of the more Important
wood distiller who have been turning
to profit oils and tars which have here
tofore boon wasted and converting
them Into creosote , which Is constant
ly increasing In favor for the preser
vation of structural timber.
Lord Rothschild , the head of the
great English banking house , which
has for generations past been such a
power and exerted such vast Influence
upon the Internal relations of Great
Britain and the world , has written a
letter to Lord Salisbury urging the
need of a commercial alliance between
Great Britain and the United States ,
for mutual protection against the ef
fect of the awakened orient. The
cheap labor accessible to manufac
turers In China and Japan makes com
petition with them difficult. Tia
sweet to bo remembered by the mother
country as a well grown daughter who
Is now In a position to bo helpful tak
ing care of the family.
Ono of President Roosevelt's many
admirers presented him with a very
unique gift upon his departure from
the White House. It was a handsome
album containing over 2,100 news
paper clippings gathered bj a clipping
bureau of Chicago concerning the tour
around the world of the American bat
tleship fleet. Editorial comments
from newspapers in every state In the
union , cablegrams from different parts
reporting the fleet's progress , Inter
spersed with illustrations of the var
ious ships , together with the articles
of the fleet's regular correspondent
telling of the domestic life and doings
of the battleships , form a most inter
esting volume and one which the ex-
president will greatly value.
President Roosevelt's trip to Africa
Is far more than a mere pleasure trip
or hunting expedition. Mr. Roosevelt
has for many years been an enthusias
tic student of nature and has written
several valuable books on natural his
tory. His aim is not to kill for the
joy of the chase but to hunt out wild
things in their native haunts , that ho
may preserve specimens and recoi d in
formation which shall be the basis of
valuable field notes on the fauna of
the dark continent. Besides this , Mr.
Roosevelt undoubtedly feels that it
would be better both for himself an 1
for President Taft to remove hlmsolf
completely from the sphere of Ameri
can politics and place himself in so
remote a position that it will be im
possible to charge him with dictating
to the Taft administration.
The advocacy of government owner
ship of railroads has sprung up In a
new and unexpected quarter. Some of
the railway officials declare that un
less the persecution of railroads by
hostile legislation soon ceases the
owners of various lines will volun
tarily place their properties In the
hands of the government in order to
Insure reasonable dividends and the
measure of protection under the law
which all other forms of private prop
erty enjoy. That this is not merely
talk is evidenced by the decreased
earnings of important transportation
systems and the actual stagnation
that exists in all lines of railroad de
THE REPUBLICAN TICKET.
Another municipal campaign is on
in Norfolk. Both the Republicans and
the Democrats have placed their can
didates in the field.
There are many reasons why the
Republican ticket , nominated Friday
night , should be endorsed by the aver
age citizen in Norfolk. Mayor Stur
geon has served but one. term , and has
served well. He Is entitled to a re
election for work well and conscien
The Sturgeon administration has
boon neither drastic nor loose. The
city never has been more orderly than
during the past year. It has been an
administration of conservatism rather
than one going to extremes in any
The councilmanlc candidates named
by the Republicans arc representative
men in each Instance and will , if elect
ed , make efficient councilmcn.
The entire Republican ticket Is one
of clean men , deserving support at the
FEARS FOR ROOSEVELT.
Right up to the moment the boat
sailed away with ox-President Roosevelt
velt for the wilds of Africa , Professor
Frederick Starr of the University of
Chicago insisted that the former chief
executive would never return alive.
Two or three times before Professor
Starr had given utterance to similar
fears. This was his final word :
No man can "expect to go Into the
dangerous climates of ' the African
wilds at fifty or more and conjo out
alive. The strange unidentified fevers
which abound there are withstood with
difficulty even by tl'o youngest and
I sturdiest blood. For u man of the ox-
I pri'vl.'lont'a ago the attempt Is almost
In the tropics there is notning more
daimernun than a quick temper , such
.as Mr Roosevelt has. Sudden out-1
bieaks of temper , it Is well known ,
frequently result fatally In these
! , rcilons. The natives say that a man
cli-s ! from Ailing Into a rage.
I ' it would be bettor If Mr. Roosevelt
, .vould take a trip up the , great lakes.
' I'ut Mr Rooaovelt was apparently
undaunted , as he went right on with
his scheduled plans and loft Nev
'York ' at 11:09 : o'clock for the region of
the wild animals ,
One paper calls attention , In connec
tion with the prospective hunt , to the
fact that the ex-president Is not going
to kill the animals , but to collect
specimens. The killing , while quite
necessary , will be merely Incidental.
There are various kinds of great
men as we have often been told. Some
are great military loaders or naval
commanders , some are great orators
or statesmen , great preachers or In-
vontors. These usually receive the
appreciative plaudits of their fellow
men. There Is another class who do
their work single handed and without
flourish of trumpets who nevertheless
do a work so fur reaching in its results
that it can hardly be over estimated
Ell Whitney , the Inventor of the col
ton gin , was one of this latter class
Ho made possible the greit cotton In
dustry of the world which clothes mil
lions , has built up and supports great
cities and In results has proven greater
than any law or battle or book. No\\
the United States has another man of
the Whitney class who is doing in the
agricultural world what others have
done in science and literature revolu-
( ionizing the world's agriculture. He
Is doing more to Increase the possible
productiveness of the soil by adapting
plants to them and by changing and
improving plant life so that the earth ,
may bring forth food for the increasing
millions than any other man in the
country. His name Is Luther Burbank.
Do we estimate him at his true worth
to the country and glvo him the
honor which he deserves ?
The extremely disagreeable weather
In Washington on the day of Tuft's
Inaugural again starts the discussion
about changing the date of that cere
mony. Many suggestions have been
made postponing the Inauguration till
April or even later , but there are some
strong arguments presented against
prolonging the time between the elec
tion and the beginning of the new ad
ministration. The people speak their
minds as to the policies they desire to
have carried out early In November
and they are entitled to have them
carried out as early as possible. The
time between the election of a new
president and the beginning of his ad
ministration Is a trying one to the oc
cupant of the White House. His use
fulness is practically over. His policies
are either discredited or passed to his
successor to enforce. He merely
marks time while the nation waits for
the hour when a new order of affairs
will begin. In the case of the election
of Grover Cleveland in 1892 , the sus
pense of the business world during the
four months which preceded the
change of policies greatly aggravated
financial conditions. The Democratic
tariff was bad enough but administered
upon an Irritated public stomach it
proved well nigh fatal. Instead of
lengthening the time before a new
president commences his administra
tion it should be shortened. January
first is the date when the state of
ficials elected in November go into of
fice , why not the president ?
"JOKER" IN LUMBER TARIFF ?
According to the National Forest
Conservation league there's a "joker"
In the lumber tariff , as proposed. A
circular letter one of the hundreds of
circular letters that newspapers will
receive henceforth from all sorts of
quarters regarding this and that pro
posed schedule ; has been Issued to
paper , offering complaint. This Is
the text of the message :
The lumber schedule of the bill the
ways and means committee has just
reported is a profound disappointment
to the lumber consumer.
While the duty on rough lumber Is
reduced from $2 to $1 the duty on
finished lumber in all forms is left so
high as to remain prohibitive.
Rough lumber , owing to transporta
tion charges , cannot bo Imported into
t..e United States except where water
transportation is available.
Consequently the reduction on rough
lumber Is of no benefit whatever to
the farmers and other consumers In
the great Interior country.
Finished lumber can bo Imported
because of the saving In railway rates
as compared with rough lumber If the
tariff permit It , but as proposed it
does not permit it.
About ninety per cent of the lumber
shipped from a mill by rail goes
through the planing mill before It Is
put on the cars.
About the same percentage of the
lumber sold at a retail lumber yard Is
planed or finished In some measure.
That Is to say , the ordinary consumer
of lumber buys finished lumber al
And the lumber schedule as drafted
makes U Impossible for him to get
this lumber from abroad. Therefore ,
In,1 will bo entirely" dependent on
dotneiBtfco siipplloH as before.
This IB 'he kind of .revision that
may fool , 'but ' will not benullt.
ICvery congressman who wants to
help his constituents to got cheaper' '
lumber should inslHt on free lumber ,
lic.ih lough and finished.
i 1 < tilling in that ho should Insist that
Hub-hod limber which Is what his
average constituent buys shall not ho j
I taxed more than tough lumber , which
I Is what the average constituent does
j not buy.
Sioux Full.S. . IX , Mureli M. Spec
ial to The News : For some lime
( bore bus been considerable ttpoctihi-
tlon us to who would bo appointed to
the position of warden of the Sioux
Falls penitentiary to succeed Warden
Hurry Piirmley , whose term will ex
pire on May 15 next. Warden Purmley
always bus been affiliated with the
| I stalwuit wing of the Republican party
In South Dakota , and us the progres-
' slve Republicans uro In charge of state
affairs it bus been regarded as unlike
ly that ho would be reuppolnted. It
now is repoitod on apparently good
authority that O. S. Swonson of this
city , who served as warden of the
penitentiary immediately prior to the
appointment of Mr. Parmley , will
'again i bo appointed to his old place.
The appointment is expected to bo
made by Governor Vessey prior to
i May 15 , so the now warden can as
sume the duties of the position at Ihe
expiration of the term of Warden
j i REV. MR. REINHART.
Rev. Mr. Reinhart of Columbus is
j conducting revival meetings at the
| Baptist church this week.
Election day in two weeks.
Did the robin crow too soon ?
Duck ; the equlnoxial storm Is due.
Has your bouse been burglarized ?
The robins arrived on schedule time.
Spring's here. If you don't believe
It , look In the book.
Only one more week to wait for the
teachers , tra la.
Now you smokers are In for a lot
of bad cigars.
An extra policeman wouldn't be a
bad investment during this land rush.
One Norfolk girl Is said to wear so
much powder that you can tell her
five blocks away.
Take a bunch of ton people and
nine of them will have something the
matter with them.
Even a battleship ought to be able
to sail through the kind of air that
hung over Norfolk Tuesday morning.
There will be plenty of rain within
a week. It's only a week from now
that the teachers are scheduled to
Speaking of burglars , there's noth
ing like having millionaire neighbors
as a means of escaping the burglar's
That Ewing farmer whoso safe
money and papers were stolen in the
night , Is probably convinced by this
time that it pays to keep your money
in a bank.
It would be interesting to get "Kid"
Jensen's opinion as to the probable
outcome of a wrestling match between
Jim Thompson and that Hartington
Why have they shipped a carload
of cable to Yankton for use In building
the Norfolk & Yankton ? Why don't
they get up to date and use the wire
J. P. Whitla , father of the kidnaped
boy , called his wife "Mama" over the
telephone. What do you think of men
who call their wives "Mama , " as a
general proposition ?
Those promised "sensations" from
the Antelope county grand jury
haven't yet come to light. County At
torney Rice , who was Instrumental In
calling the grand jury , had a hand in
springing a meteor "sensation" from
Neligh some weeks ago.
Those Hadar bank robber suspects
will die of old age and out of prison
If the Iowa courts keep up their pres
ent dilatory tactics. But then they're
getting some of their punishment oven
now they'll have to stay in Sioux
City until June , at least.
From one direction come reports
that banks of Missouri are being
dynamited and wrecked ; and from the
north come reports that banks of the
Missouri have been cut away and
flooded , Apparently Missouri needs n
A tramp In Norfolk last night .on-
countered a man who had nothing less
than a dollar In his pocket. The tramp
hadn't the nerve to demand the dollar
but , very much desiring a portion of
It , ho finally fished around In bin
pur.se and produced enough small
change to trade for the dollar , and bo
( hilly cents In the good.
ATCHISON GLODE SIGHTS.
No man's sore Is us big as his groan.
The birds are beginning to hunt up
No girl's switch ever mutches the
color of her hair.
Praise a man and somebody will toll
you something "on" him.
Every niiui Is punished for growing
old. As though It wore his fault.
How long may a man properly "go"
with u girl without marrying her ?
A man doesn't look us pretty nt a
piano IIH a girl , but as a rule , he can
Wo want tlmo to fly until spring
comes and then wo hope tlmo will
break a leg.
After a man murrics , ho begins to
take the man's side when he hears of
It is said that when a woman has
money the man Is never the one who
applies for a divorce.
When an elderly man enjoys perfect
health he Is us pioud of It as a hand-
sou.i' young woman of her beauty.
E\ery man thinks that tilings : it
tils home get out of order quicker
Hum anywhere else on earth.
S 'ine men never got gay except
win a they eat at a hotel ; then they
want to flirt with the dining room
\tlas thought ho bad a burden , but
tU'ry one occasionally thinks to him
self , "he ought to see what I have to
It sometimes happens that the poo-
pie never find out a man Is an elo
quent talker , because ho didn't got
started on his wrongs.
When u clerk visits Atcbison from
fifty miles away , ho is usually general
manager ; if ho comes from n thou
sand miles away , he Is president of
An old hunter says there never was
a bunting dog that amounted to much ;
that the stories of wonderful bunting
dogs arc all duo to the disposition of
hunters to lio.
Nearly every really bright student
at school is ambitious to become a
teacher. Nearly every particularly
good Republican is anxious to become
a leader , and run for office.
Who was the great woman who first
thought of cooking sauer kraut and
spare ribs together ? We would like
to hear more of her , and less of King
Edward's latest favorite.
Half the advice given to a married
woman consists in "Cut out your kin. "
The average woman , when she mar
ries , makes a load of her kin and de
mands that her husband walk under
it with her.
All a man gets , when ho complains
to his children of the sacrifices he
has made for them , Is a comparison
In their minds with their mother , who
has made greater sacrifices , and never
called attention to them.
A procession was recently observed
in Atchison , the mother and father
leading , and a weeping girl bringing
up the rear. And , when they reached
a certain spot In the yard , a grave
was dug and a romance was carefully
buried in the hole in the ground. The
neighbors say it is the first case In
ten years where parents have had
their way. As a rule , such a proces
sion is led by a girl taking a worthless
man to the altar , and her parents fol
low and do the weeping.
An Atchison girl had a proposal of
marriage Sunday night , and asked a
week to think it over. She went to
all of her married sisters. One , who
used to bo a belle , had three children ,
did all her own work , and hadn't been
to the theater , or out riding since she
was married. Another , whoso hus
band was a promising young man at
the time she was married , was sup
porting him. A third didn't dare say
her life was her own when her hus
band was around , and a fourth was
divorced. After visiting them , and
hearing their woes , the heroine of this
llttlo tale went home , got pen , ink and
paper , and wrote an answer to the
young man. You may think it was re
fusing him , but It wasn't. She said
she could bo ready In a month.
Take good care of your mother ,
children. When she dies It leaves the
rate open for father to get out , and
when ho Is out , ho behaves In a man
ner that brings a great deal of
wretchedness to his family. If he Is
still a young man whefn the bars are
lot down , he sometimes marries a
young woman , and all Is well , but If
he is old , and has long been a prisoner ,
ho throws discretion to the winds ,
acts like n colt , breaks Into pastures
where he has no right to be , and Is
finally caught and bridled by the very
last woman In the world the family
would select. A wife , particularly the
wife who has grown old with a man ,
and protected him fremi other women
feir many yours , IH the greatest Insur
ance her Imnlmnd and hnr family can
have ugulnst trouble ,
OVER NORTHWESTERN PRAIRIES.
Nebraska City News : The Norfolk
News Is authority for the statement
that there Is a conspiracy formed by
professional grafters , confidence men
und all-round thugs to hold up till win
ners bound fe > r the Trlpp county Intnl.
From what wo can leurn those In-
cemiers want to ho careful eir ( hey will
be tripped when they least expect It.
The Omuhti Trade Exhibit In pub
lishing the text of the roMotutlniiH
passed by the associated commercial
clubs In Norfolk omits the last clause ,
which urges ( hut the exposition beheld
held In January Instead of during UK )
holiday Reason. . The selfish IntoroRtH
of the Omnhn MiillevH Is riild to bo
respoiiHllile for the holiday date ami
It has been suggested that pressure
he brought on the Omaha jobbers to
secure a change In the dates.
Nebraska School Review : Tint
Lynch public schools are. fortunate in
having a distinguished educator at
their head this year In the person of
Dr. J. W. Slfton who was the founder
and first president of ( he North On-
keitu state normal .school ut Valley
City. Later bo practiced medicine for
a number of yours , and wanting to
retire from It , accepted the prlnclnnl-
ship ut Lynch from love of the work.
Ho bus three line furitis In that
Madison Chronicle : Norfolk Re
publicans have renomlnalod Mayor
Sturgeon und the entire list of out
going Republican officials , and It teiok
only fifteen minutes to do It , That
IH harmony for you , und should pres
age a sweeping Republican victory fit
the coming city election in the gnto
city of the now northwest.
Mnellson Post : A bitncii of Norfolk
box car sports ranging in ago , we
should say , from twelve to seventeen ,
came down Thursday afternoon on the
freight , to take in the town. They
would like to huvo gone further but
wore short of mileage. The day being
warm and springlike they had per
haps become Inoculated with the
"weary Willie" germ.
Madison Chronicle : If the Yankton
& Norfolk road In not built It will not
bo the fault of The Norfolk News , and
bore is wishing It success. When the
road Is completed to Norfolk the rules
should be suspended and The News
editors be granted a life pass over the
Winsido Tribune : A daughter was
recently born to Mr. and Mrs. Lamb
of Norfolk and the women can call
her "a littlu lamb" without being na
Madison Chronicle : The Norfolk
News says If you want to read the
news while It is news you must rend
The News. How Is that for a news
item ? Guess they uro more than half
right about it , too , as Abraham Lin
coln said to the old gentleman when
the latter remarked that out bis way-
people believed in God und Abraham
Eight Fremont coiToge sTiiaents are
under quarantine for smallpox.
C. A. Manville , principal of the Herrick -
rick schools , bah been res-elected at a
salary advance of $20 a month. Mr.
Manvllle Is well known among north
Pilger Herald : O. Vlerson gladdened
the hearts of his eight children last
Friday by making each one of them
a present of $ ; :00 : : Mrs. W. P. Wilson ,
Pilger ; Level Vierson , McCook ; Milt
VIorson. Pilfer ; Ed Vlorson , Ponca
City. Okla ; .Mrs. T. J. Wells , Pilger ;
Mrs. Walter Siodol. St. Charles , S. IX ;
Mrs. Ira Baker , Dlxon , S. D. ; Mrs.
Howard Smith , Dallas , Tex.
NEBRASKA POLITICS. (
Nebraska City Press : A telegram
received yesterday from Washington
states that William Hayward has re
fused the appointment as first as
sistant postmaster general. Before-
Mr. Hayward loft it was understood
among his intimate friends that ho
would not seriously consider the
offer because of the fact that It would
necessitate his removing from this
city and interfere with his extensive-
law practice here . This means that
he will be an active factor In Ne
braska politics during the coming
Norfolk and the Convention.
Columbus Tribune : The Columbus
delegates to Norfolk to attend the *
state convention of commercial clubs
returned homo today delighted with
their trip. They were royally enter
tained and all report a good tlmo
A Democratic Opinion.
Stanton Register : The present legis
lature Is disappointing to all people In
the work done so far. Few platform
pledges have boon carried out and
none of them In the letter and spirit
of party promises , m expenditures
the result is
more satisfactory as
everything possible Is being done to
spend the state funds wisely. Along
the line of liquor legislation nothing
was expected but in view of the general -
oral demand for a chance to vote on
county option , it would be wise If
some method was devised so that a
vote could bo had at the next gen
eral election. Perhaps something good
will come out of the remaining days of
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