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Former Governor Makes Statement,
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Political Hnirlnrer I" Accused
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IJNCOIN, Jan. 2.-(Speclal Telegram.1
C. H. Aldrlcli. fonner Kovernor and
member of the Hoan! of Irrigation, made
BJi argument tonlgut before the special
conservation commltteo of the houso
against the proposal that the state de
velop its water potter and engage In fur
nishing power for commercial enterprise
At the outset Mr. Aldrlch paid his
respects to H. R. Howell of Omaha, who
was quoted as having cost aspersions
upon the members of the Irrigation board
who granted certain water rights t-i
private companies. At the conclusion of
the address, the meeting took on the
appearance of a farce. Trumble and Mc
JLUlster asking numerous questions to
each of -which the governor had a warm
reply. For instance Chairman McAllister
read several minutes from the report of
the conservation commission of Canada.
Orodn-FIro In Wnriu.
"Isn't that right, governor?
"If you read It right it la," replied the
former executive.
Trumble asked several hypothetical
ipiestlons to which the governor replied
that probably the board which Invest.
Bated applications for water did not
understand the questions paBsetl on as
veil as some who knew nothing about It.
While the visitors laughed at the rep
artee between the governor and members
of the committee, Reich moved to ad
journ and the meeting ended.
Mr. Aldrlch, told the committee that he
wbb present on his own Initiative; that
he represented no client, no special In
terest, but was merely talking as a prl
ate citizen, concerned in the welfaro of
his state. At tlio Uabcock hearing, for
example, attorneys and others had been
present, and written as well as oral argu
ments had been presented to the board
The former governor wont on:
"In view of all thli t was Indeed
surprised to note a statement In the dally
press by a certain political engineer of
Omaha to tho effect that the rights of
the public had not been adequately pre
sented, seemingly due to the fact that
the public had been deprived of his
services through the fault of the board
In falling to seo that said services were
of sufficient Importance, that the board
should have adjourned its hearings, when
witnesses from many parts of the state
were present, until this august person-
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Double Rooms with Bath (two
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Special prices quoted for pro.
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mit ornlargument.
nracrltM-K Sir. Howrll.
"And yet 1 am not surprised when I
note thnt s0lirce of Ul0 charge of
unfair treatment conies from a self-designing,
unscrupulous politician, whose
record as state engineer of Nebraska dis
closes the fact that for the last three
months of his time as state engineer, he
was drawing pay from the stato and from
the city of Omaha us city engineer.
'The rei-ords In tho Btate engineer's
office discloses that Mr. Howell, the poli
tical engineer leferred to. had the op
portunity to present his views to the
board before any decision was rendered
In any case. Tho record discloses that
he did not care to submit a brief and
formal written argument, where he would
have the opportunity to conslsely and
logically state his views without sur
plusage and have the same preserved as
a part of the record
"The rules of the board provide for
written argumejits and briefs to be filed
In each case olid when Mr. Howell was
requested to submit his argument In
brief, he was accorded the same treat
ment as the other council and Interested
parties in the case. He was at one time
accorded the courtesy of an adjournment
until he could appear before tho board
and make his argument, which was done
over the strenuous protest of all the at
torneys In the case, who had not been
granted that privilege.
Challenge" UoirrlP Vornulty.
"On the facts and records in the case,
when Mr. Howell says he has not been
affo.tfiod an opportunity to present his
views, he speaks that which Is untrue
and contrary to the record and facts.
"Of all the men who have appeared
before tho board from time to time In
theso Important matters, Mr. Howell
stands out alone as the only man with a
grievance for not having been heard.
"The facts are, as 1 have said, that
many prominent members of the Munici
pal Ownership league of Lincoln, as well
as attorneys, were present at some of
theso hearings and Mr. Howell himself
Is on record as having declined to make
a written argument. It would seem that
this political engineer counts more upon
his personal magnetism than any facts
or logic that he might be able to adduce
He does not complain that he was de
prived of an opportunity to present tho
o..4 and urinimpnt. If he had any. But
rather ho complains that he was deprived
of the opportunlt to submit his person- !
allty. In other words the gentleman
counts moie upon his form than he does
upon his powers of argument.
AVIint the IjBW Provide.
"I am here to say as a matter of law
that these water power rights already
granted under and by virtue of the laws
of this state are accepted, subject to
the control, regulation, and any future
legislation that may be enacted bV the
people of Nebraska.
"I also state at this time, as a matter
of law, that whenever It becomes a public
necessity or Is proper for tho general
good, that the public can condemn any
service corporation and take It over.
"If our engineer-politician friend from
Omaha gets his way ho will have a com
mission appointed to make a survey and
Investigation, which competent engineers
and experts have told me would cost
not less than JIS.OOO, exclusive of salaries,
as. to tlTose III charge of the work."
"We already have too many expen
sive boards and commissions, but the
embarkation on this sort of a project
would make insignificant the doings of
boards and commissions that we now
"Instead of frightening and discourag
ing Investment for the purpose of de
veloping thb water power of our state,
every facility consistent with the pro
tection of the public school should be
granted to build these canals.
Iltmell mul (he llnllrontla.
"In tho city of Omaha nnd Lincoln,
alone, there Is used In horso power to
day, produced by steam hollers, approxi
mately (10,000 horsepower. This consumes
about 1,000,000 tons of coal per year.
This at a cost of fl.SO er ton at the
mines means that J2.0OO.0O0 Is paid out
for Coal. Then add to this the freight
at $1-70 per ton and you. have $2,000,000 for
this Item. ThUB to the railroads and the
I coal mines, Omaha and Lincoln annually
i pay over HOCO.OOO.
j "Js It not plain whose Interests our
(engineer friend is advocating? Whether
Mr. Howell is In the employ of the rail
j roads or npt the argument ho mukes
suits them and places dollars and cents
I In their pockets.
I "Let prlvato enterprises develop this
' water power and furnish the power that
the railroads In the transportation of coal
and the coal mines furnish, and you
will save to the cities of .Lincoln and
Omaha tho vast sum of J4.000.000 per year
In addition to a conservation of coal.
Vli Nlatr S ho ii 111 Ktri Out.
"Let me In conclusion, then, give you
a brief summary as to why I think the
statu should not go Into this project, but
should allow- It to bo developed by private
enterprise subject to regulations.
'Firm The entire proiosltloii Is purely
experimental and speculative, due not
only to a limited market, but to physical
dlffluultles Incident to a successful con
trol of the waters of the Loup and Platte,
which are so patent that all engineers
regard the building of an auxiliary steam
plant Indispensable.
"Second The stato has no right to
embark upon an experimental and specu
lative undertaking, which will Impose a
heavy financial burden upon the people
"Tlilrd-The known largo expense that
would be necessary In the preliminary
I'tas" of waUr ,0er development In
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this state.
'Fourth Only a limited portfon of the
state will bo directly benefitted by this
water power project, but under state
ownership a heavy burden would be Im
posed upon all the people thereof.
"Fifth The state has ample power
under the constitution to control the rates
and services of. or take over and own,
any water power company. It therefore
follows that development of private enter
prise subject to reasonable regulation by
the state accomplishes the only legiti
mate object of state ownership, without
calling upon the people to assume any
enormous financial burden.
"Sixth-The Income from new taxable
property created by tho development of
a water power project would ho substan
tially greater than the income derived
from any plant or plants owned and
operated by the state."
Gen, Smith to Speak
at the Sons' Banquet
Llrigadier General Frederick A. Smith
will be one of the principal speakers nt
the Commercial club dinner to sons of
members. He will talk on patriotism and
discuss some of his experiences In the
United States army. The committee In
charge of the arrangements for tho din
ner Is endeavoring to secure other at
tractive speakers for tho occasion.
Mrs. Amelia Iteschke hafl sued Wllllnm
Q. Uesohke. a well-to-do South Omaha
meat dealer, for divorce, charging ex
treme cruelty. Sho asks nllmony and
obtained an Injunction restraining her
husband from removing some J11.000 from
the bank until the divorce caso Is tried.
Olassa Newman has sued Ignacz Now-
naan for divorce, charging extreme cru
elty. She says ho tried to cut her, but
she ran away and he throw a heavy
glass at her, but she dodged. The nlglit
she was sont to a hospital, seriously
III. she charges he went to a burlesque
show. Sho says it has been his habit to
make her stay at home while ho went
to the theater.
YORK, Neb.. Jan. 29.-(PpeclHl. York
has not been making murti of a stir about
Its base ball team for 1913, but arrange
iiuntH are about completed. The money
to flnanco the tetun Is coming easy
Mock, tho man that stole more bases
last season than any other two men In
the State league, has been sold to Topeku.
Tho llnoup for the season ! almost
completed. Two pitchers and two out
fielders is all that Is nteded to complete
the team. Tho people are enthusiastic
und a grat tnuny season tickets will b
sold. Wcslrynii Ilcfcnts Turk In.
UN1VBKSITY rLACK. Neb., Jan. 29.
The Tarklo, Mu basket ball team was
defeated by Coach Kline's goal tossers
Monday night in the wosieyan gym
nasium, the final count being 57 to 'JS.
The shake up In the local lineup by which
Hughes plays center und Johnson guard
bore good fruit. Waugh, ox-Nebrusku,
was arbitrator.
7,liL'o Throwa Jnckmiu.
PKNDLKTON. Ore., Jan. M.-Stanlslaus
Kbyszkn won straight falls from nen
Jackson of Dayton, Wash., here last
night, taking the first In minutes
and the second fall In Vi'A minutes.
Zbyszko agreed to throw Jackson twice
within an hour and a half.
Di'Hth from Illootl Ioln
was prevented by O. W. Ployd, Plunk,
Mo., who healed his dangerous wound
with Bucklen's Arnica Salve. Only 2c.
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Pennsylvania Seeks to Unite Colle
giate Forces in Great University.
Phllnitelpliln .lournnl Would llnvr
Vnrlnua Inatltntlntia Uronnht To
gether fin One Cnnipua lo
Crento Wonderful School,
Nebraska is not alone In the demand
for a united university. Tho Philadelphia
ledger has taken up the same cause of
the University of Pennsylvania and In
making a ricmund for tho affiliation, of
tho University of Pennsylvania with tho
University of the Stato and all other ex
isting colleges and universities scattered
throughout tho state. Tho Ledger wants
all thoso schools brought together so h
constitutional provision may be made to
'give the unified collegiate forces a rcr-
taln share of the state revenues, follow
ing the example of Wisconsin,-and glvlnir
Pennsylvania "a real stato unl
The Iedgnr Is asking for Pennsylvania
JUBt what the reg6nts and chancellor of
the University of Nebrnnka are seeking
for Nebraska a union' of the state uni
versity and the school of agriculture on
ono campus for "a real great Htato uni
versity." The ledger comments on he
Pennsylvania situation In tho follow lrc
editorial of a recent Issue:
For Duo Crrnl Unl vcrallr.
Tho suggostlon has often been mini'
that tho 1'nlviiislty of Pennsylvania
should be mado tho University of tho
Stale This Is a return to Its title .ml
liosltion wlien It was enlarged after tho
revolution. Indeed, tho historical claim
to the title and any substantial value It
may enrry with It goes back to William
Penn. who. In his' charter and his publi
cation of it. pledged his colony to an es
tablishment or higher omicauon, in anoi
tlon to that for the peopUi nt large.
Tho examplo of tho successful growth
of tin. wftHtern stato university may well
he followed by thn older eastern stau-s j
Wisconsin, like many of the western 1
states, wisely provided for a- slate unl
versltv In Its comparatively recent con
stltultoii. made It the head iff a laigt
system of public education, setting aprt
a Hinall proportion of the stato revenue,
now two-sevenths of a mill from the tax
levy, yielding today over throe-qimi lrt
of a million, and to It was given the agri
cultural fund donated by tlie United
States, amounting to over IIMO.OOO, To
tho income from -theso sources tlio state
has' given for new buildings and other
speclflo needs additional grants amount
ing to neatly halt a million. Other sources
of income, fees from students, dormitory,
dining halls, gymnasium and other such
uccessorieH have raised the total Incomo
for 1911-13 to mom than fi.VO.M.
With this largo Income obtained without
any need of applying to thn legislature or
to Individuals tho University of Wiscon
sin has maintained colleges of loters and
science, of agriculture, of engineering,
of medicine, of law. of pharmacy, of
music and has shared with the Statu His
torical society In a large and growing
library, In a stately building provided by
tho state. Tho return for this to tho state
Is that one in ten of the cltliens of Wis
cousin ha benefited by Its instruction
that 123 cities and towns of tlio slate UBcd
Us municipal refcrenco bureau, 4fi0 its
hyglenlo laboratory, that H of its grud
uatea are school teachers In Wisconsin
nnd that many thousands carry Its influ
ence Into many varied and distant field
ior Intellectual activity unci usemineus.
' wiiu xtintii,! mit then thn University of
Pennsylvania be made tho University of
tin. Mint,, affiliated with all the existing
universities and colleges scattered through
the state? Then by u constitutional pro.
vision give It and them a part of the
stiitu revenues, to bo distribute on th
basis of numbers and work. Make the
Btate college the agricultural department,
tho new University of Pittsburgh the
technical school, unify the medical schools
now engaged In unprofitable rivalry, se
cure the state with Its great mineral and
mining and manufacturing wealth a
school of mines that would supply men
tralni J In P to be experts In oconomlcal
management of Its resources. Thus -an
the old stato of Pennsylvania profit by
the example of the younger western
states and have a real great state uni
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New Hotel May Find
Tenant to Suit Soon
Directors of the Douglas Hotel company
will meet this morning In the offices
of Gurdon W Wattles to mako plans for
tin leasing of tho J1.OOO.O0O hostelry. Sev
eral prospective lessees have conferred
with the hotel men and the directors say
a lease probably will be assigned to on
In the near future.
lluyUcu nros. hns Just received the
first shipment of pianos ever received
through tho Omaha port nnd the first
piano lias been sold to W. O. Colling
These nro the famous C. Herlisteln mako
of Hpi'llu used 'by most of tho crowned
heads of ICurope. Arrangements for the
agency of this piano were made lasl
summer by MIbs Mary Munehhoff whll"
In Germany. The manufactuicr of this
piano Is n great friend of Max Liindow
who was alto Instrumental In securing
tlio agency.
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health. The action of this remarkable
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the sun rises In the east. It In one of
those rare medical forces which act in
the blood with the same degree of cer
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dencies, The manner In which It dom
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ference of rich, red, pure arterial blood
for the diseased venous blood is mar
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germs and other blood Impurities axe
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The lungs breathe It out, the liver Is
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Drawn for The Bee by Tad
Contest Rather Fenturelets, Ends
Twenty-Seven to Twenty.
Shift In I.lnr Takes 1'lnec, lint
I'nIU to Win Gntnr, Which
Pnla Y" Hrir In Third
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Council muffs High School.. 6
In a rather listless and fcaturoless
game of basket ball, the Omnha Young
Men's Christian association quintet
worsted the University of Omaha team
last night at the university gymnasium by
tho score of 27 to 20. The game was the last
floor contest for the association men In
the Trl-Clty schedule and by winning,
clinched third place and shoutd the .Ne
braska Alumni lose one of Its two re
maining contests the "Y" players will
bn tied for second honors.
The game started well for the variety
tossers. During the first half they ran the
score up to It to 9 In their favor, but
lost their advantage early In the second
period through a slump In their own
work and the faster play of the opposing
five. Captain Linn substituted Nolan at
forward and shifted Welgel to guard.
The change worked well and In this half
the north elders scored but six points
while their antagonists were making
Clinton Halsey of the university squad
had a collision with Crocker, a teammate,
and had to retire from the game. Nolan
at forward played a stellar game. He
covered lots of territory and was very
accurate In locating tha basket. The
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You may not remember the phrases" which a cer
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It has proved tho safest insurance against the in
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