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The Omaha Sunday Bee
PAGES. ONE TO TWELVE.
VOL. XLir-NO. 33.
OMAHA, SUNDAY MOHN1NG, FEBRUARY 'J, !)!,' - FIVE FMUONK -FORTY l'AOKK.
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FOUND fiUILTY OP
CONTEMPT OF COURT
Judge Guthrie Takes Exception to
Report of Divorce Case Printed
in Kansas City Star?
OPINION DRAWN IN
Court Admits Preparine it Before
fW i. nn.j
Case is Called
DAY IN JAIL
Editor Asks Court of Appeals for
Writ of Habeas Corpus.
HEARING IS HELD AT ONCE
Writ of Stiiirrnnlrn In ('rnitril nml
Cnc Will Conic in Hi-fori-lllfflirr
Court on Merit
KANSAS CITY. Mo., Feb. l.-V. K.
Nelson, editor nnd owner of tho Kahsas
'City Star, pronounced guilty of con
tempt by Judge Joseph A. Guthrie. In tho
county circuit court this afternoon, Was
iientenced to one day in the county Jnll.
Hit attorney immediately appptled for a
wrltp of habeas corpus.
Judgo Guthrie Immediately oidered that
Mr. Nelson bo turned over to the sheriff
and be taken to Jail. Attorney Walsh
for Mr. Nelson, urged the court to grant
five minutes In which to secure the writ
of habeas corpus. Tho court demurred,
but finally tho time wns allowed after
Within the alloted time, Mr. Waluh an
nounced that tho writ had been granted
by the court of appeals. The writ was
made returnable immediately and all
concerned adjourned to .the court of .ap-
peals, where an argument upon It was
begun. The writ acted ns a supersedeas
and in the meantime, Mr. Nelson was
given his liberty.
Judge J. M. Johnson of the court of
appeals promptly granted tho wilt and
released Mr. Nelson upon -Ills personal
recognizance In ball of 100, until next
Wednesday, when the case will be gonu
into thoroughly. '
nppoH of Dlvort-e Cnse.
The citation for contempt followed the
publications- In the Btar of an artlclo
stating, that the payments of attorneys'
fees was given procedenco over the pay
ment of alimony lne. divorce suit recently
tried in the circuit court.
Judge Guthrlq's decision, elicited from
Attorney Walsl), fqr the defense, the
statement thai lie. ..Iiojlevea 11 "had bean
prepared - in advance of the hearing;.
Tha-court admitted, J.hls, saying that it
was as -"Easily prepared then as any
tlmolnce.thB.court Jiad the facts In sts
JJpoi)' Mr! "Walsh's Insistence, the. fact
that tie dechjton. was ' prepared In ad
va'ncq wiis put ltito tlie 'record.
Tho decision followed argument by At
torney Walsh that a finding agairist Mr.
Nilson. would be not only, a reflection
upon the 'dignity of the court, but an, act
based, upon theories of Blackstone's time,
.when'' any person could be1 cited at any
time upon any charge of contempt of
the' king's ministers and thrown Into
Only threo .witnesses testified. Repeated
objectlbns by Attorney Yates, friend of
the" court, sustained by tho court, resulted
In these being dismissed by the defense
shortly alter being called. Most ot the
hearing was given over to Impassioned
argumants for the. freedom of the press
by Mr.' Walsh and strong denunciations
of tho mendacity of tho press from At
Attorney Yates, arguing that the usual
J50 fine would be no punishment for Mr.
Nelson, insisted that the editor be B'int
to Jail. 4 N
"Plain, unambiguous meaning of 'the
article," said the court, "Is that this
court consented to decide the matter of
attorneys' fees In a divorce suit as the
lawyer dictated that this court would
pay the lawyer and let the woman starve.
This was untrue. I must demand respect
for. this court, and If t cannot command
respect I shall step out"
Matter of News.
Mr Walsh argued that the Star pub
lished tho proceeding In the divorce case
as a mere matter 1)f news and told noth
ing but the truth.
"I believe It to be of the greatest Im
portance," he declared, "that courts pr
mlt the fullest and, most elaborate "dis
cussion of all divorce cases. No question
In modern progressive times has been
the subject of more research or brought
forth wider Interest.
"Is this not a matter thr.t affects the
family? Should wo leave 1). to bo squab
bled, over by attorneys? Shouldn't people
' (Continued on Page four,)
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I. A. WELBH. Local ForeeMt.r
" 03 nol ; .. . .,..-. -', - .. . . .ire us nounng uoinr, or words . tp rorgflji isatloims the distinguishing nart .if
.WaBih"i".S AArra - ',ow !.ect. about getting someone to t.ko any trade mark upon merchandise. Tho
March l..r..... 4.) Inches ..Vr.. .i ' T ..nl, .'.. lnu 10 ' " ,r' J,lnr wroto batk thatiblll, should It become low. Mould pro-
2? I'fS' S i" ?'I?!ncl! -r . i TZ -Jlie was through with tho Job and on dibit tho sale In this ststo of a wHI
oor. period. 1910.13.21 lnuhs " Trll me first, please.'-he said, 'what i,.ir,. o ,..,!,i ....... j . . . . . . '
of prwlDlUtlon. .. "m v.u ' " " ' aoverusea oreaKiasi iooi. The penalty
will , storm adriahople
Beseigers Enthusiastic at Prospects
DETAILS CAREFULLY ARRANGED
IlnlRnrtniii -nnl Servian MnUlnc
Jlets n to Which I'lr-.ir A 111
Ilr l''trt Planted on
I LONDON, Feb. l.-A Inst altcnirtt .o
prevent a lesumptlon of. war in the Bal-
lean peninsula Is .being mado by the rp-
.rcsentatlvci of the powers Rt Constanll-
"P,e n Sofia, according to information
received by the Kt
In Iondon. A detailed report on the sub
ject Is expected this evening.
, In the meanwhile everything has mad
ready for u renewal of hostilities.
members of the Bulgarian peace
tlon have received coipmunlcut
the front, In whli h general
serts that the army surroil
nople Is one of the mo't e
Kuiiivreu logemer. no derlji-i-M (nHRcrv
detail for the storming and onpfun- i f
tho city has been carcful'v pinurrd. Tho
tJfcncrnl oniTimriiHa thn ci.irt, r fn,.ni ..i..-
julry between tho Servian nnd Rulgarmii
troops wlio In almost equal numbers In
vest the fortress. Bets nro freely offereJ
among tho besiegers, he ay, as to which
nationality will be' first to niter .idrla
noplc and plant on Its walls tile victorious
flag of tho allies.
It is asserted lino that the Montene
grins and tho Greeks Imve received as
surances that Russia and Franco will
support their retention of Scutari mil
(Contlnudo on Pugo Two.)
That He Is Afraid
NEW YOHK. Feb. l.-O.prlano Custro
Mllinned the atrpota nf Knw York tiwlnv
.j and announced that he .was not going out
10 seo tno sights' or for any other ini
pose. This ho explained by saying that
ho was "cavjght here lllte a mouse In a
"Do you fear for your personal safety""
ho was ashed.
"I am afraid of no man," he replied,
"but I am looking out for No. 1. TMs
Is till I can say about thl today "
General Custro Issued a stuteiMent de
claring that his difficulty In setting rod
on United States soil was due to tho op
position of certain Interests which desired
to obtain possession of Vcnecuclan mine".
"And for that reason I will go back to
Kurope as soon as I possibly can. be
cause I' do not want to expose Mygett to
"I cauld.have answorm) all the ques
tions ' the board nt Kill's Island asttijd
me." says the statement, "but such a
precedent woiild have been equivalent to
rceogriliing. tie Immigration. authorltWa
of tno United j?tats .atf'hrtilrjternationat
tribunal pr. court to deal with tho civil,
political and criminal questions of all na
tions, ' 1 refused to answer as a matter of
System in Chicago to
Cost Half a Billion
CHICAGO, Fob. 1. Mayor Harrison
and members ot the city council com
mittee on transportation are understood
to have reached an agreement on the
general terms of n plan authorizing the
consolidation of the surface and elevated
railroads of Chicago, the construction of
a system of subways and the merger of
all three, according to a morning news
paper. This combination ultimately will repre
sent from 1400,000,000 to 600.000,000 and
and statements of street railway of
ficials lire to tho , effect that In forty
years the city will own tho entire prop-
erty without additional cost at the time
This municipal lownershlp of all trans
portation facilities Is to be accomplished
by utilizing the city's percentage of
profits to assist In retiring the financial
obligations of, the various traction com
Seven Hurt When
Auto Hits Street Car
ST. I.OUIS. Mo Feb. 1. Seven persons
were Injured when an automobile driven
by Louis Moser, president of a paper
bo company, struck a sTreet car hero
today. The automobile was running at a
high speed. The four persons In the
automobile wero thrown out and three
persons In the street car were so badly
Injuied that they were sent to the city
CLIPPING GOLDEN FLEECE
Montr Turin Hotels Ilrlleved
.Jlnve n Shade tlie Heat or
Judge William II. Moore at a horse
show supper -in Gotham's newest hotel
dis-'usscd hotel prices.
"They are worse at Montei Carlo, per
haps," he said, "than anywjiore else In
g the world. The German tourist is sneered
5 j at In Monto Carlo because, when he en-
, ters a barber Bhop for a shave, he always
5 asks what the charge Is to be boforo he
5 stts down Jn the chair.
s "Hut what-Is a man to do In barber
P- m 13 . shops whero It Is no uncommon thing to
p. m"!!'.'.!"! uiL obawl U pr 13 for the simplest opera-
"A,nd It's the same thing In the hotels.
I know a man' who' took a suite at a
Monto Carlo hotel without asking the.
price at anything and In the restaurants
lot such ljotels It's a common thing to
f,nd no Prices evn on the menus.
"Well, when this man came to pay his
blU- u wa enormous.
Then he raid:
W 1 'flavn voir flnv rpntlrtiA itimmr-J
-v..-.v ... i.v. i oonasmeu. ana asKintr mst an iiiirvrinni(. tin. t tin i. tos .
SENATE PUSSES BILL
FOR SIX-YEAR TERM
Works' Measure to Limit Tenure of
. President Goes Through Upper
House with Votes to Spare.
Washington Only President Whose I
Second-Term Was Profitable.
DUTIES OFTEN NEGLECTED
s for Removal of Temp-
o Trim for Votes.
TAKES OPPOSITE VIEW
nt Urnlrn I'hnrnt- Mmlr It)- I'oln-
dextr ttint Mormon t'linroli -fnrrtetl
Utnh lor Tntt lit
WASHINGTON, Feb. l.-Tlie senate to
day passed the Works resolution for a
slnglo six-year presidential ti-rm by n
vote of 4 to 23. This was one vote mor-
than thn necessary two-thirds. '
Senator Cummins opened the debat
today on the Wof.is proposed institu
tional amendment to limit a president !
to a single six-year icrm by proposing
to permit voters to amend tho constitu
tion directly without n previous action
f con.srtss. when ":i substantial nm
Jorlty" demanded such a change Ho de
claicd that with the exception of Oorgd
Washington, those presidents who hid j
served two tcrnn would have been bel
ter If they had served but one term.
Senator Cummins declared a president's
work wan often "heiilected njul badly
poi-rorinod" because "ot attention to ef
forts to icnumlnntloti "and re-olectlon.
"1 believe a president would, do his
duty more efficiently If no Influences
tan effect htm." he said. "I think tho
Sherman nhtl-truft law will bo more
thoroughly administered and more ener
getically applied to all persons allkifc If
the president of tho United States Is
mn'do firo from all the Influences wtilcn
these great Interests may exert." i
llnrnli Iteplteit to Cummins.
Senator llorah declared that with tho
chances of re-election before a. president
tho "subtle nnd Insidious Influenco" of
corporation Interests was counterbalanced
by tho Influence that law be enforced.
Senator Cummins Insisted tlie president
should bo taken from the "maelstrom ot
"He ought not to trnvel from one end
of tho country to tho other." ho said,
"appealing to the people In the sami way
as a candidate for any Other. Ptflpo. The
duties of tha.prcslderjt'i.of(loe aVorsuff
clcn't'to consume all his ttmo and strength
and are important enough to merit ml
of his attention and devotlom1
Morniohlsm in ytah,lh the, JaJt , cam,
paign was Injected Into the senate debate
by Senator Pnlndexter, who declared
President Tatt had carried tftah only be
cause tho church had Issued a proclarna'
tlon commanding members of the churo't
to Vote for Taft.
"Is that not true," he demanded of
"No, it Is- not," returned Mrt Smoot.
"President Smith made speeches an!
himself favored Mr. Taft's re-election,
but he Issued no official communications
,whatevae-on tho subject."
Mayor of Lincoln
Defendant in Suit
Under Albert Law
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
r,INCOI,N, Neb., Feb. 1. (Special Tel
egram.) Action was begun vtoday 'In the
district court of Lancaster county under
the Albert law against eight persons In
IJncoln charged with operating houses
of prostitution. In addition to these, six
owners of property in which tho places
wero run were charged with a violation
of the same law. Among the-latter were
Mayor Armstrong, who owns the building
oterated as the Grace hotel. It Is ex
pneted that action will, be begun against
others said to be 'in the same business.
County Attorney Strode filed the papers
in the 'cases.
SHERIDAN, Wio., Feb. l.-Some time
during lost night a band of men. said to
be abotit a dozen In number, descended'
on tho sheep camp of G. W. Walsner a
Sons, near ArVada, twenty miles from
hero, drove the herder. away nt tho Doint
of guns, set fire to the wagon and out-
fit and burned It, It Is reported that a
number of sheep were killed, but this
cannot bo verified. The .herder was
warned two weeks ago to get back across
the deadline or Jie would be summarily
Tho deadline Ls a double furrow, thirty
miles long, plowed by agreemont of sheep
men and cattlemen of 8heridan.und Buf.
raio counties two years ago. Under tni
agreement of peace at that tlmo the
sheep were tos.stay nortli and cattle south
of the line. It is asierted that the Wals
ner flocks, about r,0U3 In number, were
across tho ..ne. The sheriff and deimtie
have gone to the scene.
MORRILL LIKELY TO BE
WITHOUT A POSTMASTER ! MERRICK COUNTY" MEMBER
ip,m ,i-777" . OBJECTS TO TRADEMARK
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Feb. l.-(fipcclal.)-Wante.l. ' (From u Staff Correspondent.!
a postmaster for the town of Morrill, -who , LINCOLN, N-b Feb. j.-rSpeclal.)-can
get the Job. W. L. Miner, the pres-j Stephen of Merrick, who. because It Is
out postmaster, who Is also deputy state : against the religion of Quakers to sub
auditor has resigned several tlmos, but ' scribe to an oath, took an affirmation
tho government has yet to nsmo Ills sue 'when sworn In ns a member nf the linu-
But JTid it "fMr' ,1,0UKl, tfie peopI ot J,orrin "M" a bl' 10UM roll 138. to prohibit pr
" wtloii sflected a man for the place. I sons from gelii the distinguishing part
oennor iuiuuoook looay wrote Mr. Mlniripf the name of any church or religious
joe present 10 cneoic Bim ouu goods are offered for sale.
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i V ' r :
TO RATE INFERENCE
Pacific Mail Official Says it Sent
Agent to London.
REPRESENTS PANAMA LINE
fleeting: Hp Sny, Ft
l Cliarirrs on
tWfef ?rojn Central Amorlc
Ports to orr Vorlt BtiTl
Iorts In Karupe
lrfl. P. Schwerln,
vlos prrslflenfof the 1
Pacific Mall Steam.
ship comMny.' denied bnforn ilin hrlln
cbmmUti '.'shipping1 .trust'1 'commlttco to
dai' that there feinted a l-ate. agreement
between his coi'tipahy a!id the Kosmbs
Steamship company as to rates on coffee
from Central America.
"The Stnto department la informed,"
said Chairman Alexander, "thut a con
ference exists between your line and tho
"Then th6 State department's Infor
mation Is wrong," said Mr. Schwerln.
"We have no agreement with the Kosmos
line either as tb an equal division of
traffic or as to rates. Some years ag
tho Kosmos lino began a rato war. Thn
coffco rate went down to $2 a ton. Two
years ago I decided to carry no moro
cdfeo at a loss and wo fixed the prluo
at W. This rate tho ICosmos line met."
The United States government itself
Is a party to European steamship confer
ences which fix rates between Central
America and European ports and New
York City, according to Schwerln. who
told tho committee that tho government,
representing the 1-anama railroad and tho
Panama Steamship line, sent a representa
tive to the annual conference meetings
In Indon when coffee rates wero fixed
He added that the government had
endeavored to force a rate agreement be
tween his line and the Hawaii-America.-!
line, but that his line had declinod to
enter the agreement on tho "ground. thit
It was In violation of tho Sherman anti
"Then the government," said Mr.
Bchwerln,- "to force the Hawaiian lino to
maintain Its prices, threatened If It put
them down to put on a competing line
with the government behind It.1'
ItullrontU Do Mit Care.
Mr. Schwerln said that when the Pan
ama canal was opened his line, as a rail
road-owned line, would be forced out of
the trade. From talks with the railroad
men bo believed, they were Indifferent as
to tho provision barring railroad-owned
i sh'PB trom the canaL.
"The railroads don't-care a snap about
it," he said. t .
Water rates through the canal, Jit
added, will he but nominally lower than
transcontinental railway rates, no mat
ter what efforts Were mode to rogulato
Mr. Schwerln said that "If you wanted
j to rip the' ratlronds up the buck,'' the
canal should have been loft .free to. nit
vessels, foreign and American,
"Turn all the ships Into the canal." h
said, "and in a short time tho American
railroads would go Into tht hands of :'e-
! celvers. But under tho present system
any difference In. tho rutc wlll not benefit
! the, CQnsunielii.'tQr l.Vfflybe absorbed b"
tno' JOBDer. ,
Speaking pf Shadows
r, x- KSWwmm
Listens t(i Fortune
Tellers and Leaps
Into the Ocean
NEW YORK. Feb. 1,-Fortunc tellers
are blamed for hallucinations which
reached n climax today, when Airs. Agnes
Walsh, a well-to-do I'hiladelphlan. threw
herself, screaming, from a pier. A long
ehoromaii pulled her out of tho water.
Her husband said that a year ago soon
after .a;., -fortune .teller tqlhls twf0
yipra y c-bo , aroat-iflre.lna.lr
land, whence Walsh nlid his .wife came
twenty-one years ago. The belief that the
opposing pariles 'In 'the home iufe strug-
gld would burn hp the country finally
became so fu-d In her mind that her
husband, thinking to rstoro her ipental
bnlnnc, conontctf to tut her rotilm to
Ireland, She, , was waiting to board tho
Cymric when nil Jumped Into the water.
New Revised Code
and Laws May Mix
(From a Staff Correspondent. )
LINCOLN, Neb.. Feb. l.-8peclal.)-Unless
the republican senate does some
thlmr to head off the action of tho dem
ocratic house, which passed thn bill
adopting the codo oh revised by a speclil
commission, tho taxpayers will pay a
mtghty big printing bill and thero will
bo a lot of confusion and pnrhups a lot
of unconstitutional luws enacted.
Tha house voted to adopt tho codo
without-considering It, though a speclnl
coiurnltteo did report favornbly on it.
Whllo the bill is nendlnir the linns .ml,
senate uro introducing bills amending the
riii... ........... i .., . V
piummn nun making no reieronco
to tho rcvlned codo. Should tho code bu
adopted In thn senate all bills pending
which amend Cobbey's statutes will hava
Jo be changed to correspond with thn
turn' code, and when these changes arc
madej.moro amendments will have to bo
printed and the nmendment section In
Cobbey's changed to corespond with tin
section In tho revised code.
Pauline Wayne Goes
Back to Wisconsin
WASHINGTON. Feb. l.-Paullne Wayne.
President Taft's famous Holsteln cow,
will follow him Into retirement March 1.
The president today gave her back tb
Senator; Isaao Stephenson of Wisconsin,
who two years ago brought Pauline to
the White House. Pauline hns not been
In tho best, of health for several months.
President Taft believes If sho Is taken
back to Wisconsin and put on Senatur
Stephenson's farm aguln her youthful
vigor will revive. Tho senator was glad
to get Pauline back Into the fold for she
had supplied 'milk to the family of .a
president for two years and will udd
dignity to his herd.
Woman of Lodge Pole
Weds After Dispute
NE-W YOItK, Feb. l.-(HpeclaI Tle
gram.) Alfied Hutphen, aged fil yoirs.
and his bride of today, former! v .Min
Mary nithards of Ilge Pole. Neb., agod J
IZ years, ualled for a trip abroad on their
honeymoon, Tlioy parted thlity-flfc years '
ago as th result of a umlly dispute, j
hut all difficulties wtito overcome, rojull-
liie In their wedrilntr toilnv I
The National Capital
Haturtlny, 1'rbriisry I, MlCt,
Convened at U:tl a. in.
Uesuni'd oonstderatlon nf tli U'nrWj
six-year proM'dutiul term umsndmont.
i.a Follelte eight-hour bill for women
woi leers taktn ua In committee.
Conveiitxl at U ;i. in-
'Ways att1 nieMns coiimi'.Lteu rnu!iiu:l
hearings on tariff.
1 i ii ., i 1 -',
BY GRIDIRON CLUB
Humorous Features of Approaching
' National Event Portrayed at
NATION'S NOTABLES MIMICKED
Iniltntllins of Avilnon, Tftfl, Iloose
vrlt, Bryan nml Mnnr'.,Uthers
Krolln Aliniit,rto Amuse- -
..incltt or Diners.
WASllIWOTON, Feb. 1, - I.'Ksldcnt
eloct Wilson, Prcsldpttt Taft, Theodore,
rtoosovclti Wlllain Junulilgs Bryan, Hip
Van Winkle up4 a Iqt uf othor notublns
wero portrayed o tllo Orldlron club and
Its guests tonight at the annual winter
dinner, when men of national size sat. at
tliii bamiunt board ahd saw themselves
iroiicitins about to their own amusement.
The dinner .took the form of one grace
ful trlhuto to President Taft nnd another
to President-elect Wilson, The club be
gan by having an inauguration of Its own
president, Iludolph Kauffman of the
'Washington Evening Star. Hie Inaugural
processlpn. which marched into tho ban
quet hall to tho blare of n. band, con.
slsled of a detachment of thn New Jer
sey National' guard j a club of Trjnceton
professors; a contingent of Houthrrn
colonels, hurrahing for the "solid south,"
"Places for veterans," etc.; the "Wanta.
Eta lie Frat" of college boys, Tammany's
phalanx, the "In Bad club," Including
Oeorcn W ftllrvn,- Unnpv W'n t
August Belmont and ThomHs F. Hyan,
ami finally a squad of , suffragettes,
shrieking. "Votes for women."
When the din had psrtially subsided it
wns announced In behalf of .President
Kauffman that hn did .not thlntc mnnh
of the iwrade,' as thero wero some things
"Where," ho asked, "was the ChamD
Clark Houn' Dog club?"
"Went broko at Baltimore," was the sx
planatlon. "Where's the Underwood Protection
"Pulled off tho train bv mil Urvnn
and slapped Into steel shackles." w.
answer, while tho "Harmon Ohjo IJuck-
...in .'ii!K ciiieriHineu at JTencii
Lick Hprlngs at Tom Taggart's expense.
Such as It was. the now m-mlil
obliged to bo content with his Inaugura
tion and received the sacred emblem .r '
office tho golden gridiron with the state
ment that, this being an era of economy
and reform, he would ho allowed neither
tnlary nor travel oxpennes.
Ilcrdly had the guests turned again to
their terrapin, when entrance was de
inunded and achieved by tho Sigma PI
Pi SI Kin a fraternity of thn vio t..u,
school, which Insisted on Initiating two
new members to the club. The dinner
IVrl R .ll,F.ll1n.l . .. m.
.. .w, .i-ruiiiuu , l nc
nopnyies were ".Mr. William "of Cln- I
linnatl" and "Mr. Theodore of Oyster j
Bay," to be known In thn
spectlvely ns, "Brother Bill" and "Brother
Toddy." A discord In the band .was es- '
plained by tho Inability of the neophytoi
to ugiee on a marching tune; one de- 1
mainline the only tunc lie knew, "A Hot
Time In the Old Town Tonight." and thn
other wonting, Kellor's "Hymn of
Peacn." ' t
The "Grand- Panjandrum" inlni II All
that "S-P-P-H" meant "Stand Pat Pro
gressive Society." Tho symbol of tho bal
lot box with a coffin und scholar's cap
below It meant, "the ballot lim Ik hu
one peaceful bludgeon In tho hands of
the people." "He who Is stricken by It
may either crawl Into his political coffin
and dlo at once, or prolong life a little
by going to teach at a university."
A .nondescript, doublo-ended unlnial.
wlh u moose's head at one end and
an elephant's at tho other, replaced the
time-honored goat, that both candidates
should be uble to ride at onee. When It
broko down under tljelr combined wolght.
Thoodotc defiantly, declared that though
he. ''couldn't' run the dam thing by
Godfrey. I smashed It;" while William.
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ISSUES ADDRESS TO
Executive Explains Beasons "Which
Actuated Begents in Beoom
IN INTEREST OF TRUE ECONOMY
Will' Do Away with Friction in
Operating Divided Plant.
ASKS ALL TO TAKE BROAD VIEW
Welfare of Present ' and Future
Generations, at Stake.
MANY IMPROVEMENTS NEEDED
11 ii 1 1 ill itm in llotli IMntitn Arc v
Itimlf iinntr.nnri Much N?tv I'nn-
trnctlon Is Nredi.l In Apy
I.l.VCOIiN. Vcb. 1,-iSpeclal.) -Chancellor
Avery of the University ot Ne
brMskiv has prepared the' following ad
orers; To tho Alumni of the t'hlverslty of Ne
braska: BMoru tho regents had nmiln
their trip for tho purpose of studying
conditions In other Institutions, nnd be
foro tho officers ot the Alumni association
had niado any definite recommendation
us to development at tho city campus or
consolidation of nil tho university's tcaoh
Ing activities on tho' farm campus, I
wrote you, appealing to you to ijso all
your Influcnco to lutvc tho question
settled ono way or tho other. Paraphras
ing ono of Lincoln's' Immortal sntmces.
I also stated that 1 would bo willing
to do everything, In my power to build
up a greater University of Nebraska by
moving It nil .to the farm, by moving a
part of It, or by leaving It Upon Its
Blnco this appeal was Issued, the regent
have reconimonded that nil the tenchltirf
activities of tho university, now conducted
upon thn city campus, be consolidated
with the agricultural actlvltlrs nt the
farm, provided that a hill levying tor
removal purposes n tax of I mll to con
tinue for six years, can lie passed by the
present session of tho legislature. Thev
have further agreed that to attempt f
move with" a smaller, sum would Do un
Wlpe. This report of the regents coincides
entirely with my personal Judgment In
tho matter. From tho point of vlow of
tho advancement of agriculture, economy
In operation after tho construction of the
pew plant, avodunce of h friction t1c1i
must necessarily Occur, tatweeil two
divided plitnts, more wholesome student
M trqnv the distraction ot the
bdsljittfs culrtfc tr Uio' clt yet near
ifnaugli to dbtalif all thn good things ot
Urban life with relatively Uttle offort, thn
seeming Impossibility Of vigorous growth
orv the part or 'the. university vlthoUt u
closer Mallow to the agricultural Inter
esta of tho stole, the diminutive eUe of
the downtown enmpus-from all the?.'
points of View I am convinced that. If We
take Into consideration tho ultimate re
sult, ahd tho welfare not only of th
present but of future generations, th
plan of consolidating all of our activities
at, the rarm Is the wisest of tho1 threo
suggestions, This Is also the almost un'
versal opinion of educators outside of
Nebraska, with whom I have conversed.
Look Well to Future.
On tho othor hand, I am not unmind
ful ot tho fact that devoted friends of
tfie Institution, particularly the oldc
ulumnl, feel very sensitive about nr
proposed destruction of parts of the uni
versity with which -thsv llXLV h.n a..
eocluted and which link theni to their
own student days. As an alumnus. I
have precisely tho same feellntr when r
go to the room In the old main building
where I sat under the instruction ot
Dtan Edgren and Prof. Hunt: or to fi.
chemical laboratory whero for over ten
years, as student, Instructor and rirnfer.
or. I put In most of my time. I o.en
rolt a loss a number of years- nirn mhon
tho building was remodeled nnd made
rar more erflciont and. valuablo for In
ccmng students. These feollngs hav
their placo and their value, but an e.
ecutlvo la obliged to disregard them, ro
fur as his own feelings' are concerned..
when he Is convinced that another cour
Ih thowls and faraccing one.
I recognize, also, tho force a.ri.1 uu..
cerlty-thouifll I question In nart th.
soundness of the arguments: That .stu
dents nnd professors would be seriously
Inconvenienced by removal;. that )he v-tu
dent labor problem would be difficult nf
readjustment; that the school ot agricul
ture would bo to u considerable oxtent
merged with tho college of axrietiltur.-
that alt the land at the University farm
in huh- iM-curu my agricultural purposes
and ' that many keepers ot rooming
houses, who have Invested their .small
savings In property near the university
and who by housing students have ren
dered thn Institution a real service, youll
suffer. Nor am I unmindful of the just
rights of the taxpayers, and of the iurt
that thero Is a limit to their ability to
bear taxation. There arevalways, In the
minds of thinking tmtn, two sides to any
public question. If this were pot so ttio.
question wouiu not ue a question.
1'itlllnur Iieblml Procession.
In nddltlon to tbe bill providing for
consolidation at the, farm, a bill hat v
been Introduced providing for the levy
ot a half mill tax, part of the proceeds
ot whioh Is to be UBeJ to enlarge the
city campus. I would -urge all alumni
carefully to iftudy tho merits of those
bills. I hope that . they will conclude that '
the I mill levy 'Is the ' wiser plan,! but in
case they do noj; then, I trust tha they
will vigorously support t'io other Pleas
ure, as I myreJC shall .do as fordbb
as I can. If It beepmes evident that the
bill providing the levy tor consolidation
can pot be passed at this session.
I am emphasizing this session, beoauso
the university Is, relatively apesklns.
falling behind other Institutions. Al
though I give them from memory, t.ie
following figure are approximately ror
rect: For land und buildings, durjnfj tho
lust blennlum. Illinois ha spent J1.0iW,0iX.
Wisconsin about JSC0,O00. ar.il il!nncsota
an even larger amount. The great ln-
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