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Subaorlbed In my preence and worn to
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180. IS, B. HUHUAin,
(Beal.) Notary Public
President Baer.la entitled to a comic
It seeme that the withdrawal of I
Addicts does not withdraw.
The 'enactment of a department of
commerce bill extends the policy of ex-
panslon to the president's official family.
President Baer evidently has no very
high opinion of President Mitchell. It
Is safe to. assume, lyjwver,. that presi
dent Mitchell reciprocates the ' compli
Mayor Moores is entitled to credit for
consistency on the market house prop
osition. . Ills message, to the council
. leaves no one In doubt that he has not
changed his position.
. Secretary naw, refers to President
Roosevelt as "the chief servant of 80,
000,000 people." That would be lese
majeste If 'It were' uttered ,about Em
peror William II by one of his ministers.
The diplomacy of Superintendent
Peaise was again shown when he care
fullv excluded the members of the
school hoard from his Hat of those furU
nlsblng horrible examples in penman
ship for public school pupils.
After throwing the votes of all the
democratic senators against the con
flrmation of appointments ,of negroes to
office in the south, the democrats will
try to persuade the negro voters In the I
north that the republicans are not treat
ing them right.
A decision In the beef trust litigation
Is expected soon. If the case Is de- ot silver and the consequent fluctua
clded In favor of the meat packers we tions of exchange and this, can be pro-
will see an early resumption of the sus-
Dended Derations looking toward a con-
solldation of all the great meat-packing
rlants of the country.
The only way to secure tax reform
tin m nnaiiKA th inrtien of rnv.
ernment as between the railroads and
mmw-.-w- - 19 " S
: the private Individual ia' to keep ever-
lastlngiy at It committees in command
of the fighting forces must not allow
themselves to be frightened or discour-
' Over In Chicago the underwriters are
talking of Instituting a fire coroner at
their own expense, provided he can be
invested with the necessary authority,
When they talked of a fire coroner fori
Omaha the possibility of the fire com-
panies footing the bills was not even
local medleal.sthools-are complaining
f difficulties encountered in securing!
subjects for dissection and are seeking
legislation to remove the obstacles. As
long as they, counue .themselves to leg-
iilatiyV methods of relief and fight shy
of the Indiana system the public wfll
enter no' objections.
The solicitude of President Baer, that
the adoption of the uniform wage. scale
for the entire anthracite coul region
might not accord Justice to men mining
coal under different-local conditions. Is
truly pathetic. But Mr. Baer's anxiety
to see .that nothing . but even-handed
Justice is meted out does not extend to
transactlona between the coal operators
and the coal-cousumlng public.
Ia any other city than Omaha the
Commercial dub, a-the organinod body
of business men. would be In.the very
forefront of a fight to put a stop to rail
road tax shirking whose success would
mean a reduction of 20 per cent iu every
business man's city taxes. Just Imagine
what activity the Kansas City Commer
cial club would be manifesting If our
campaign for tax reform were being
waged there. But the difference be-
twee Omaha and Kaneaa Ctty In this
reaped ia taUy accounted jog
The ratification by the senate of the
treaty providing for .a commission of
Jurists to pass upon the question of the
Alaskan boundary dispute gives promise
that thd troublesome controvenry will in
a reasonable tloi be settled. It should
be understood tbat this convention does
not provide for arbitration, but simply
fjf fh(, ascertainment, by American and
British jurists, as to the scope and mean
ing of the provisions of the treaty be
tween Ureat Britain and Russia regard
ing tlie boundaries of the territory that
was purchased , by the United States
There exists now an arrangement, that
Is not satisfactory to either country. It
...i .,tt,. that i.
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necessarily temporary.. and ..which clr
cumsftnees rriay,distirb,at any mqmeht
It has been a menace to peace tn the
.past and may beeotn so In the; future.
Both governments rea!lr.e tlie. expc'dl-
eney of getting it out of the arena of
controversy and , therefore . they have
agreed to submit to a commission the
determination of the question as to the
bearing of the treaty of 1S25, In force
when the .United . States purchased
Alaska of Great Britain. In proposing
lg method of reaching a decision of
h question our government has made
no concession. It has simply said to
Great Britain . that this is a matter
about which there is uncertainty and
the . United States is .willing to have
the meaning of the treaty between
itussia ana ureat Jintnin suDmirtea to
a trlbnal of Jurist. lo whose integrity
and honor both can rely. These Jurists
will not have the character of arbltra-
tors an(j their decision will have a
potential influence upon the determlna-
tlon of the controversy. If a majority
ahould decide In favor of the American
contention, as it la confidently believed
wouki do ine cose, mere wonia proo-
, . . . , . .
aWy 00 difficulty in reaching an
amicanie adjustment, un the other
hand, should our claim be approved the
controversy would end and a perplex
ing and Irritating Issue would be for
We believe that the contention of the
United States In this matter ia abso
lutely sound and that this can be con-
clnslvely shown to fair-minded British
Jurists. This Is evidently the feeling at
Washington and particularly in admin-
lstration circles. Everybody who Is at
h familiar with this controversy ust
desire that it shall be settled as soon as
possible in a fair, equitable and amicable
way. The treaty ratified by the senate
provides a way suggested by. pur own
government: ana mere is- reason to - ne.
Hove Aat.'it wlll have 'a satlsfactpr
result. . . ,
CtBRtltCY TOR TBS PBILIPPISKS.
If congress adjourns without making
provision for an improvement of cur
rency conditions in the Philippines the
consequences will be most serious . to
the Islands and a vast amount of trouble
to this country may result' '' The dis
patch, from Governor' .Tart a .few days
ago shows how , bad the situation Is
and how great is the urgency for relief
and In view of thls.lt seems remarkable
that congress should hesitate to provide
the needed legislation. Governor Taft
stated that all business Is suffering
i , . tt . . i ,
BTeauy. irom nucmauou nu ueprec-.a
tlon of silver and that failure .to furn
ish relief at this session of congress
would create consternation throughout
the Islands. He pointed out tbat the po
litical situation would become more dif
ficult If ,there was not relief and there
can be no doubt that such will be the
The greatest need In the Philippines
today Is a currency system that will pro
tect the .business of the Islands against
tne dlsabtrous effects of the depreciation
Wed by simply putting the currency of
tne islands upon a ?old basis, as was
proposed by the house of representatives
ne la8t "sion of congress and re-
I jeetea ny me senate, mere is no ne-
cessny ror trying expeaients. wnen tne
I way is plain, uoveruor ian, wno is
perfectly familiar with the situation,
tha th ' Introducing Anier
.It . 1. ...V I U w-
Bl- "'uj iuc miuuuo, mu
been proposed, would enhance prices
greatly and derange every form of busi-
I ness. That .this Is correct no one fa
miliar with financial operations win
I question. The money that Is now used
I In the Philippines should be retained
I that Is the stiver currency but upon a
gold standard basis that Mill guard
against the fluctuations now so dam
aging to the business of the islands,
What is manifestly needed Is not a new
currency, with which the people would
be entirely unfanr.illar, but m change In
regard to the existing enrreney which
would elve It stability und security.
This . question .has been before col
greas since early In the beginning of
tlie present session and ought to have
been disposed of long ago, since there
was ample information ni to the neces-
,itT for different Phlllnnlue currency
legislation from that which bad been
provided in the bill that oaBsed at the
un,t session. .'Had the policy embodied
in the house measure been adopted
there would now be uo trouble, but as
it Is there la dan?er -that nothing will
be done at the present session and that
a year may eiapse before the monetary
nM so urgently needed bv the Phll-
lpplne will be supplied. The demo-
cratg n the senate are said to be or-
poeed to extending the gold standard to
the .rehjpeUgo and It U oulte oos.'ble
that rhey will defeat the proposition to
do thia. In that event It is altogether
probable that there will ensue In the
Philippines disorder and difficulties ot
a very serious nature. The delay of
cougress In this matter has been very
damaging and failure to provide the
heeded rel'ef might prove disastrous.
When the proposition for a governor-
I appointed police board for Bouth Omaha
I comes u at Lincoln tU democratic
minority will bars another chance to
show whether Its professions for home
rule mean anything or are designed sim
ply for campaign buncombe. If home
rule la a principle worth tying to, It ap
plies to the management of South Omaha
fire and police departments and to the
control of the Omaha water board as
much as It does to the paving of city
streets or the sdmlnlstratlon of the pub
. IT HAT Tr AK PLEDGED TO.
The platform plank embodied In the
declarations unanimously adopted at the
last state convention of Nebraska rfe-i
publicans relating to the question of
revenue law revision reads as follows:
W realize that the condition of the
state's finances urgently require measures
to, Increase ita revenues and to reduce the
state . debt, which exceeds the constitu
tional limit. With this object In view a
more strict enforcement of the law re
lating to assessment and taxation I lm-
peratlve. Tho franchise as well as the
tangible property of all corporation should
be assessed so as to bear their just and due
abare of the coat of government tte,
county and municipal the same as other
taxable property as contemplated by the
' Every republican member of the leg
islature was elected on this platform
and stands committed to carry out the
pledges therein contained. No one can
read this declaration without under
standing that ' it promises tax reform
that will equalize the burdens of .gov
ernment not only In the state at large
but also In the various municipalities.
The platform says in so many words
that the railroads should be assessed so
as to bear their just and due share of
the cost not only of state government
but also of city government where rail
road property shares In the advantages
of the public service rendered at the ex
pense of the municipal treasury. That
the railroads do not now bear their Just
and due share of the cost ,of municipal
government the aame as other taxable
property as contemplated by the con
stitution, will not be denied even by the
railroad attorneys and lobbyists them
selves The changes in the law by which the
three principal cities in the state,
namely, Omaha, Lincoln and South
Omaha, have raised their assessments
for city purposes under the tax commis
sioner system up to the full cash valua
tion, while the railroad assessments
have remained at the ridiculously low
fraction of actual value fixed by the
State Board of Eoua ligation, have
worked to reduce the amount pf mu
nicipal taxes paid on the railroad prop
erty even below. what it was under the
old system ' and to compel the other
property owners to pay taxes which
should be paid by the railroads. In
these three cities the railroads have had
tbelr taxes absolutely cut down to the
extent of many thousands of dollars,
but not a dollar of the money thus with
held has been paid in additional taxes
In any county, city or school district in
the state. ' ,
It Is needless to dwell on the manifest
inequality and injustice of the existing
law for the taxation of railroad prop
erty in cities. Every member, of the
legislature stands pledged to remove
this Inequality, and be cannot shut his
eyea to the situation without laying
himself open to the charge of repudiat
ing party promises.
The Kansas legislature has adopted a
resolution calling on congress for a con
stitutlonai convention to propose an
amendment to the federal constitution
for the election of United States sen
ators by direct vote of the people and
similar resolutions are being pushed in
several other - state legislatures. The
movement for the direct popular choice
of United States senators is steadily
gaining .ground and cannot be beaded
off. It is only a question of time when
the necessary number of states will
have Joined in the demand for a con
stitutional convention so as to compel
action on the part of congress either to
submit an amendment or to issue a
. Should the proposed bill .permitting
the use of municipal bonds issued by
cities In excess ot 50,000 population as
securities for deposits of government
money paas congress, Omaha will be
the only city In Nebraska entitled to
recognition. Altogether in the United
States there were seventy-eight cities
credited by the last census with more
than 50,000 people and of these only
thirty-eight would have been included
nnder the bill as originally drawn, re
stricting the securities to those issued
by citlea of over 100,000 population.
For Iowa, Des Moines alone will come
Into the group of privileged cities, .and
Kansas City, Kan., alone for the Sun
Every member of the legislature
should read over and digest the lan
guage used by Judge Holcomb in the
opinion rendered by the supreme court
In the railroad tax case, In which he de
clares that the condition of affairs in
Omaha, Lincoln and fouth Omaha by
which the railroads are enabled to es
cape proportionate taxation with other
property owners discloses an Inequality
In taxation "repugnant 'to the most
rudimentary -principles of Justice." Will
the legislature refuse to give relief from
Omaha city officials may as well save
themselves the trouble of preparing bills
to remedy charter defecta that .have
come under their notice through their
experience In office. The members of
the Douglas delegation to the legislature
are operating on the theory that they
are able to hatch all the charter amend
ments needed without the aid or consent
of anyone not specially invited to give
It turns out that the preliminary mu
niclpal campaign at Lincoln hinges on
the issue ot a third nn for the present
Incumbent of the mayor's tfflce there.
And strangely enough thw advocates of I
a third-term mayor are the ones with
the watchword "anti-machine."
The ! the Short f It.
New Tork World.
So long a Unci Sam supplle th World
with food he can afford to be a little abort
on warships. Nation are not apt to
quarrel with thrtr bread and butter.
Blot Worth Repeat
Chicago Inter Ocean.
It aeem to be Mr. Cleveland's Idea last
If hi opinion as to whether ho favors a
third term Is of the slightest importanco
somebody should come forward and explain i
th reason why.
Where Wonder Maltlply.
8tnc the Chicago aldermen have voted I
against a proposition to double their own
salaries people In pther parts of th coun- I
try will be likely to giv up their recently I
acquired belief that this city has c-aed to
be the most remarkable place on earth.
Front lor t axoie nmp,n -.
A good many denials, declinations, propo- I
altlons and rejections are being wasted in kitten does its woolen ball. It Is the Flat
Washington, not td mention the expense of iron building and It deflected gales. One
cable tolls, on a case that after all will newspaper ha named It Cape Flatlron, and
have to be wholly decided at The Hague,
But It may be good practice for th dtplo-
mats In a gam that none of them play any
Oa ITorae oat Martci.
Thus far Benator Hanna's bill to pension
ex-stave ba received one notable Indorse
ment. Resolution' unanimously adopted by
th Birmingham, Ala., camp of united con.
federate veteran declare that the bill
should pasa because, among other reasons.
the slaves loyally cultivated th planta
tions of their master while th masters
were serving under Lee. Jackson and Bragg.
At this distance the Birmingham Indorse-
tnent looks like a Joke on Mr. Hanna.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
That fight with Insurgents In the neigh
borhood of Manila in which an American
officer has been killed Is an Indication that
pacification In the Philippine Is not yet
quit complete. If a fight of this sort can
ia. p wnmu k. j
vi u.. ru.ui,iu, ""7 """
necessarily db consiaeraDie uinamuou w i
in tne arcmpeiago. i nai moTiueui i
iroopa o iu umwn aio-. vj i
garrison of the Islands ha been reduced to
about zu.uuu, nas eviaeniiy gone too ur,
Sonator bf Popular Vote.
St. Lout Globe-Democrat.
One branch of Oregon' legislature ha
passed a Joint resolution asking congress
to paas an amendment to the constitution
for the election of senators by a direct
vote of the people. Many legislatures have
taken similar action In the last few
years. A iiparently, the movement for th
change la growing. Such a contest as
that In Colorado recently and the one In
Delaware for the last few years help to
Incite the sentiment which voices Itself
In these demands for a new method In
the election of senators. For the time
being the proposition to make this change
In the mod of .election will be sure to
be opposed bx th senate Itself, but unless
th scandals . attending th elections by
the legislature end soon the movement
for the constitutional amendment will be
come Irresistible ,
, ... OratJn. politic.
The word "graft" as now used n politic
Is ot comparatively recent origin. The la
test dictionaries throw no light on its new
meaning. The nearest approach to it Is an
architectural use of the word to designate
"something Inserted in or incorporated with
another thing to which it did not originally
belong; an extraneous addition." The new
"graft" Is something Inserted In th public
treasury and the people's pockets. Every
farmer knows what grafting means and
what milking la. but If he were told that
the modern graft Is a means of milking the
public treasury he would probably ba be
wildered. It represents on ot the worst
forms of legalised stealing and Is found In
great abundance in state house during leg
islative sessions. - During the first 100 years
of our. national existence we have moved
very far, both In national and state govern
ments, from the high standard ot official
responsibility and civic duty, the rigid
economy in public affairs and th conscien
tious regard for the taxpayers that one
TAX Q.CESTIO I! WTSCOKSI".
Eqoal Distribution of Pabllo Borden
oa All Claano of Property,
Th legislator bf Wisconsin is grappling
with the tax question vigorously, and with
a determination to compel, all okts. of ?tewarJL h" Sln been opened for con
property to bear an equal har of th tet- T old documents are to be sub
public burden. A dispatch to the Chicago J"1""1 r tne "amlnatlon of awyers and
Inter Ocean says the taxation committee
, ,h. irft.t,. fh t. rnmmimnn nfl
th general officers of th railroad cor-
poratlons In Wisconsin will bold an lnfor-
mal conference at Madison on February 11,
and It Is probable that James J. Hill ot
Minnesota, who has been Invited, will at
tend; In fact, he has Informed Senator
Whitehead, who Is chairman of th senate
committee on assessment tnd collection of
taxes, that he will be on hand If he can ar
rang to do so without interfering with
business arrangement . already planned.
President Hughltt of th Chicago North
western, and A. J. Earllng of the Chicago,
Milwaukee 4 St. Paul, have said that they
will ba preaent If possible. All of the other
roada Ibing business tn Wisconsin will be
represented by officials
At thts time appearance tndlcat tbat
th primary election bill la to be pushed
forward by the . assembly, which 1 un
doubtedly In favor of a measure nearly aa
radical as the Stevens bill, which was
killed two year ago, while the aenat Is
devoting all its time to taxation with the
evident intention of disposing of it before
th administration's election reform meas
ure is considered seriously
It ia believed that Mr. Hill will be on
hand February 11, and that hla appearance
will be on of the featurea of thla ealon
nf ili lnvUVatnra The railroad Deonl
have Just begun to wake up to the fact that
there 1 great danger that there will be
legislation of a serious character, and that
their Interests ar In danger
The legislature, however, through Its
committees, baa Indicated a desire to hear
from the official of the railroads on th
question of higher taxes, and It I belled
that the raUroada will Improv th oppor-
through the various
presldents or other representatives the r-
guments said to have been formulated upon
.. .uhnnt. m... of figures and facta re-
cently collected by a special agent.
They are prepared to show. It I said,
that there haa been no tax-dodging on th
part of th railroads, and that, aa a matter
of fact, they have been paying for a num
ber ot years a heavier tax In Wisconsin
than In any other t'-at, notwithstanding
th fact that nearly all other atata have
Increased th taxes ot these corporations.
It ia believed tbat no tim Is to be wasted
la th senate, and that thl taxation ques
tion is to hava th right of way ovar
The asmbly. however,
la apparently more Interest la primary
Bnrn itow row torsc x
Ripple em th Carreat of l ife to the
Th whit Star liner which sailed from
Nw Tork last Wednesday Is snld to be
th largest ship afloat. It extreme length
I TOO feet. Its greatest breadth is 75 fpet
and it depth 49 1-1 feet. Its gross ton.
nage Is 21.000, while It dlaptncement Is
JS.200 ton. The liner Is of the twln-sifrew
type, the propeller belnf driven by two
sets of quadruple engines, it hns eight
double end boiler, each capable of working
to a pressure of 110 pound to the square
Inch. It has nine deck and It makers
say that the number of It water-tight
apartment and their character and ar
rangement make It unstnkable. It has four
mast and two massive funnels, the tops
of these being 1S1 feet above Its keel. It
will carry SM passengers In the first sfclon.
250 In the second and 2,000 in the steer
age. It carries a crew of J35, making Its
population, when all the apace Is taken
the large total of 2,935. Many of the shell
plates with which It Is protected weigh
I three tnna earh.
New York has a. new plaything and all
the newspapers are beating It about as a
describe In marine terms the attempts of
feminine shoppers to weather It. On one
day many people were blown down, some
ware hurt and others were rescued by the
nolle from under passing carriage. Men
of an Indifferent degree of refinement gath
ered on the other side of th street "to see
th fun," and the "fun" becam so furious
that Knickerbocker decency ma ft itn
wrath and fined them for standing there
more than two minutes. Cape Flatlron on
a breeiy day will now become one of the
show place of New York, like Trinity
church. Wall street, the Battery and the
Waldorf-Astoria. It will continue to blow
great guns there, until another sky-scraper
Is built on the opposite side of Broadway,
which may not be for many years to come.
As a source of Increased Income to the
police courts It Is a novelty that New York
ha scarcely seen the equal ot before. It
will convince the Innocent and unsuspect
ing stranger that Invention of new ways ot
getting money out of him .will never end
In New York, and tbat his casual tarrying
under the eve of the Flatlron building fcr
more than two minutes will cost him 25.
whBteTer gam you play In New York,
you lose. And the victim will have small
'Rn. milni with t. M
y tocIety quote1 Dy tne New york
Press, and wound up n 1th this: "We
indulge In a little game of draw after
upper, so bring your check book along."
The guest Is a well known soldier, blunt
and straightforward. The next day be told
ma all about It. "I supposed that in such a
distinguished company we would have a
10-cent limit at the Utmost, so Imagine my
astonishment when the hostess announced
$10! There were six at my table three of
either sex. Their names are very often In
the paper and they drive In carriage.
One woman won everything. Never saw
such luck, or skill. She had a curious way
of throwing her cards, face down, In the
deck, when raking In the pot, and I Just
thought It my duty to Investigate. After
she had raised ma about a dozen times I
called her. The rest laid down right at
the start. She threw her hand In the deck.
as usual, saying, 'Four queens,' and started
for the pot. 'On moment, madam,' 1
ventured. 'It Is Impossible, unless there
are five queen In this deck, for I happen to
have on myself.' Besides, I had fqur
kings. Sh nearly fainted. She had been
cheating an night,' My pot contained Over
$100. I put it In my pocket and went
A young clergyman who la aiding in th
support of a school for boys wnt into th
banking house of J. P. Morgan as Co. one
afternoon recently and asked to see Mr.
"For what purpoae?" politely asked the
young man at the outer gat.
Her Is my card," said the caller. "Our
cnool I a noble charity. If Mr. Morgan
would give me a moment
"But he cannot. He 1 very busily en
I would occupy hat a moment. If he
could help us, say $25 or $60. I have a let
ter from Dr. Ralnsfor) "
"Well, I'll risk taking the letter in."
The document was passed over. In three
minute the young man came out.
"He's too busy to see you "
The earnest, eager clerical face tell.
"But he said to hand you this."
The clergyman took the small paper, me
chanically. He thought It was the Rains-
ford letter returned. When he reached the
door he glanched at It and nearly fainted.
It waa a check tor $1,000.
By an order granted by Judge Leventrltt
In the supreme court the will ot A. T.
: T " ' , ' .
to prov that the accepted will ahould be
thrown out and a new line of heir admitted
to hBre n ,the even witnesses
1 ' B ' vv-iuwo. iu
prT mo iftniigrw ui nvirs wuu dubb meir
claim as descendants of a third cousin of
Mr. Stewart. Father Aloysius, a pariah
prleat, 1 to establish the records of birth
and to Identify the claimants. The claim
la for one-sixtieth of the estate, which Is
probably worth from $260,000 to $500,000,
and 1 directed against the property at
Tenth street and Broadway, which 1 est!
mated to b worth $8,500,000.
Aa unsophisticated young man who lives
,n country, work In th city and aaves
hla money, relates the Bun, saw an adver
tisement in a country newspaper the other
day which attracted hi attention. The ad
vertisement said in substance:
"Bend me $2 in postage stamps and I wll)
send you a straight tip ahowlng you how to
The young man watted for two day and
then got this reply, typewritten on a slip
of paper aa if a number had been preparil
"Do the same as I am doing.
New York Oity ha bean definitely com
mitted to th policy of public ownership
of street car lines by th grant ot fifty
year franchise to th Interborough Street
Railway pompany, on condition that at th
nd of tbat tim th city shall take over
the plant and equipment "at a fair price,"
to be then fixed by the board of estimate
Th line to b constructed under thla
franchise will he located In the borough
of h Bronx. Mayor Low, as well as
1 Controller Grant, hav favored th Impo-
sltton of the public purchaae condition. It
Is probable that hereafter new franchises
and extension of old will be granted only
on similar term.
New York Tribune.
The published results of researches mad
by th health department, which prov
that in many drug store costly medic
ments ar extensively adulterated . with
substitutes, may tend to Increase th num
her of votaries of faith cures. The prac
tic of ' "substitution." something "equally
good," In medicines, prepared food and
potable, ha been, unfortunately, gaining
groend. to th panne aetrtmant ana injury,
I la aaany piswaa w year.
Atnwworth Star-Journal: Th state 1ms
a great deal ot property at Norfolk and
unless It can dtapoee of same to good ad- ,
vantage sheuld rebuild the asylum at that j
Rushvllle Recorder: W would like to
ask the promoter of th bill asking for
tho establishment rt five Junior normals
whether this Is done In answer to the re
quest of the people of wetern Nebraaka
or Is it In compliance with the request
of some theorist?
Ord Quit: It appears to th Q ils that If
there Is anything that the present legis
lature ought to do It I to make proper !
appropriation for the rebuilding of th Nor.
folk asylum. This Institution Is greatly
needed to accommodate th unfortunates
of th state and ought to get the ear ot
the legislature at an early day.
Stanton Register:' While w do not think
It is necessary or will do any good, stlU j
we know that the state legislature will
throw away 22D0.OO0 of the Norfolk asylum
Is not rebuilt. It Is a sensible business
proposition to save money wnenever posai-
ble, and the rebuilding of the asylum la ;
not only good business Judgment, but exer- i
cislng common sens. j
Hartlngton Herald: There la one expendl- j
ture confronting th legislature that should
be met promptly and decisively and tbat Is
for the rebuilding of the Norfolk asylum.
It seems to us that It Is the Imperative
duty of the legislature to not only protect
the state property at Norfolk, but to pro
vide accommodations for the Insane patients
that are under the care of the tat. There
ar undoubtedly good reasons why normal
school and some other appropriations should
he held up at thla time, but there certainly
are no valid reasons why the appropriation
for rebuilding the Norfolk Institution should
be delayed. -
Crelghton Courier: It seems as though
It ought to be plain to every thinking man
that the moat economical way to settle
the asylum matter is by rebuilding the
one burned at Norfolk. If this Is rot
done the money the state already has In
vested there, which amounts to over $100,
000, will be largely lost. Everyone knows
that the state needs another asylum, and
so why not build It at Norfolk, Instead ot
catering to the selfishness of other towns
and building two-by-four additions from
time to time to the other two. The Courier
hopes that favorable action will be taken
on the Nelson bill and tbat the asylum will
be rebuilt at Norfolk.
Monroe Republican: One of the appro
priations the legislature Is aaked to make
la for the rebuilding of the Norfolk aay
lum. There la no question hut that the
Lincoln and Hastings asylums have been
crowded since the Norfolk fire and that more
room must be provided. The state prop
erty In good condition at this place Is
worth In the neighborhood of $100,000, and
unless It is rebuilt would be almost a total
loss. Rebuilding means a saving to the
taxpayers, and then it must be remembered
that this Is the only state Institution in
the North Piatt country. As a matter of
economy and Justice to this section of the
state the appropriation should be made.
Wayne Republican: It would aeem to
be very good business Judgment for the
state to rebuild th Norfolk Insane asylum
rather than abandon the large amount of
property there beat adapted to this par
ticular us. If sold It would bring but a
fraction of ft cost, if used It is worth all
It cost. Northern Nebraaka need an
asylum if one la needed In the state at all
and It seem the ned I not questioned.
It 1 the location that I questioned. Wayne
could stand to see Norfolk lost the asyjum;
that wouldn't hurt us a bit; hut Wayne
cannot stand idly by to se the state In
stitution to which north Nebraska la en
titled taken . away for , no other reason
than , that some southern Nebraaka town
Niobrara Pioneer: Indications, point to
favorable action for th rebuilding of the
Norfolk rtospltal for the Insane. The leg
islature 1 so strongly Imbued with th
policy of retrenchment, however, to the end
that the $2,000,000 state debt may be sub
stantially reduced, there 1 tear of that
policy standing In the way of an appropria
tion to rebuild. It is to be hoped that there
will be a broader view taken of thl mat
ter. A an investment fen the state the
Norfolk hospital Is a good one and should
be rebuilt. If retrenchment must com let
It he where new project are advanced and
not where the foundation ar so well es
tablished as In Norfolk, to say nothing of
the blessings this Institution affords un
Beaver City Times-Trrbune: It would
seem to be both polloy and economy to re
built th aaylum at Norfolk which was
partially destroyed by fire last year. The
Lincoln hospital and th Hastings asylum
are crowded beyond their reasonable ca
pacity and aomethlng must be done by th
present legislature to provide more room
for the state's unfortunates, and the Jus
tice of the claim that thla additional room
be made In ' the northern portion of th
state need no argument. The value of thi
state property now remaining at Norfolk
amounts to $128,068, practically all ot which
would be wasted if the building are not
put tn condition to be used. The vahie of
that part of th building and 'plant at
Norfolk not damaged by th Ore, the
sightliness of the location, and the de.
manda of the . northern part of the state
ar Imperative demands upon th legisla
ture to make an appropriation sufficient to
restore the Norfolk asylum to Its former
capacity and usefulness.
St. Paul Republican: There appear to
be a great deal of Justice apd common
sense In th agitation In favor of rebuild
ing the Norfolk Insane asylum, vhlch Is
now attracting th attention of the legis
lature. Governor Mickey in hla Inaugural
message called attention very forcibly to
the need of additional facilities for th
care of the state Insane wards, point
ing out the ' fact that aaylum at Lin
coln and Haatlng ar already crowded te
their utmost capacity and that mors room
will soon be Imperatively necessary. Th
stat already own $128,000 of property at
Norfolk which 1 especially adapted to th
purpose, being the salvage of th asylum
which was partially deatroyed by fir a year
ago last summer. Another argument in
favor of such an appropriation Is Nor
folk's location, which Is particularly con
venient for th entire North Piatt coun
try. Governor Mickey advtoe to the
legislature concerning th rehabilitation of
and lining ar not tho
ad workmanship ar eaaential to good
wear, stylo and price are necessary to
popularity. Come and se our new ones
Browning, King & Co,
R. 8. Wilcox, Manager.
Ike Norfolk aeytma I ntnewth tmtM and
tumid be eonf'rned to with cm t delay,
General Vrlbe-Urlb has decided that Kfsl
Is a failure uoles a man ran have hi owni
Although a very generous man. President
Roosevelt doesn't like to tip the beam at
more than 1!0 pounds.
Charles Moten, a colored man and the
oldest resident of Washington, D. C, has
Just died tn that city at th age of 118.
Abraham Lincoln, the oldest male sur
vivor of th Lincoln, from which descended
the president. Is living at Lacy Springs. Va.
While In Europe General Miles saw a good
many novel thing. He attended a cake
walk In raris and Buffalo Bill's show In
Mr. .Marconi I a handy traveling com
panion on an ocean voyage. He can reach
up In the atr at any tim and pull down
th latest new.
Seventy German poets have formed a
trust and agreod not to accept less thnn
half a mark a lln for their work. This
seems to be a confession that many of their
lines ar not more than halt up to the
Benjamin Waddnll, a wealthy and public-
spirited farmer ot Marlon county, Ohio,
who some time sine gwve a $50,000 homo
for children to the town ot Marlon, Is
about to expend at least $60,000 In building
a bom for old ladle In the same town.
Anlda Rlnitnska, the only remaining god.
child of Napoleon I, Is dead at Warsaw,
aged 91. She happened to be born the day
Napoleon passed through Warsaw on his
way back from Moscow and the great gen
eral stopped at the baby's father's hotel.
Having In mind how th eighth letter ot
the alphabet Is misused In England, some
one in Washington has perpetrated this
crime: "What was really the disease from
which Sir Mlcbaol Herbert o-ffred when
he had his row with Bo went" Of course
the listener give it up, whereupon " the
anawer I given: "It was a severe attack
of the (H)agua."
Nate Salisbury, who died at Long Branch
on December 24 last, hy his will left $210.
000 In personal property and no real es
tate. His widow, Rachel Salisbury, Is
made sol legatee, " knowing that she will
devote the lnoom of my eatat to the
care and education of our children," as
the will reads. The will names MUtoa E.
Mllnor ot Fort Benton, Mont, as executor,
bat it Is understood that he aaa.aanounoad
In favor of the widow.
Hav you any objection to rny taking
ywir daughter to the theater, sir r
"No; not so long aa you don't let her
aaleot the play." Smart Set.
Miss Hope What is the best "way to re
tain one's friends?
Mr. Sage Don't gtve "em, awajv OECanwa
"I see that one Prm3"lvania, convict
fatally assaulted another."
"They must have some bad men In that
penitentiary." Cleveland Plain Dealer.
TTncle John rm glad to hear you say
you'v got such a nlo teacher.
Willie Tee, she' the beet ever.
Uncle John That's right.
Willie Ye. he get lck every other
week or o an' there ain't no school.
"What kind of breakfast food have you?"
Inquired the New Yorkers In the Boston
"We have pumpktn, custard, apple and
adjusting; his glass. Yonkers Statesman.
"Where are yon from, Mr. PolhamuaT"
"What ar your politic, may I ekt"
"Haven't got ny politic just New Jer
sey." Chicago Tribune. , . ,-..r
"That Inventor ha a brilliant future."
"He has. I never knew a man with so
long a list of great things he 1 going to
do. He is one of the few people whose
futures make them famous." Washington
"I am the most Important. thing around
here," said the big ran: 'Td like to
know why that puny gasoline stove is
putting on airs."
"Perhaps It haa a right," said the coal
scuttle: "it is the only thing In this houne
that darea to blow up the cook." Philadel
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But when I'm called out to dinner
By some plutocratic sinner ,
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The oyetter one 1 three-Uned, short and
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Tor I m sure I never leara.
Though I yearn and yearn and yearn,
Tboueh I apend a dot en. season in New
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