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VOL. XLIII NO. 271.
OMAHA, MONDAY MORNING, JUNE S, 1914 TEN PAGES.
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TO ENTER NAME
Will Accept the Filing of His
Friends to Become Candidate for
SENDS IN mS FILING FEE
Says He Will Make a Stand on Pol
icies of Woodrow Wilson.
WANTS TO MAKE CLEAN RACE
Gives His Position in a Statement to
SHALLENBERGER FOR CONGRESS
Former Governor Will File from
the Fifth District C. E. llarrann
Will Then AVlthdrnvr Ilia
Richard L. Metcalfe, having looked
things over, has announced his decision
to enter the raco for governor .of Ne
braska this faal and has forwarded to
the secretary of state at Lincoln his ac
ceptance of the petitions filed In his be
half by his democratic friends.
News from Lincoln last night was also
that ex-Governor Ashton C. Shallenber
ger will come to Lincoln Tuesday and
will file for the democratic nomination
for congress In the Fifth district. In the
event of his doing so Clarence E. Har
man, state food commissioner, who has
already filed for the congressional nomi
nation, will withdraw his filing papers.
It Is supposed the fact that Governor
Morehead has entered the race for a,
second nomination at the hands of tho
democratic party has had something to
do wwtth tho change, as It Is probable
that Mr. Harman will take charge of the
governor's campaign and aa Harman has
been his political right hand man for
some time, probably In difference to the
wishes of the governor, Harman will
withdraw from tho congressional race.
In his explanation of his determination
to run for governor, Mr. Metcalfe says:
"If nominated I shall go upon the stump
and uphold the administration of Wood
row 'Wilson. If elected I shall strive to
give to the people good state government
on economical lines. I shall not bo the
candidate of any faction, but shall try
through my administration to win for the (
democratic party the respect and confi
dence of men of all parties.
'The office of governor Is the most Im
portant office within the gift of the peo
ple pt the state. Its opportunity for serv
ice Is not to be measured by tho powers
conferred by law. A larger service is
possible In tho broader opportunity for
leadership In the efforts to establish bet
ter relations between rural Nebraska and
the cities of Omaha, Lincoln and other
trade centers, and in the endeavor to ad
vance the name and resources of Ne
braska to a more and more commanding
position in the attention of the world.
Itellef for Taxpayers.
"Efforts towards Improved state gov
ernment have generally related to re
forms with respect to the method of vot
ing and, while this has been Important,
there are broader fields of endeavor whloh
have been neglected. There are many de
tails "of state government where general
Improvement may be made. The cost of
administrations should bo reduced through
business-like economy. Some of the re
lief required by the over-burdened tax
payer may be obtained through retrench
ment In the expense of conducting publio
business. Real relief is to be brought
about through official efforts and influ
ence on the governor's part for the pre
vention of needless and extravagant ap
propriations. If elected I shall, not hesi
tate to use the veto power for the pur
pose of frustrating personal or "pork bar
rel" legislation. Improvement may be
instituted in various state departments
where the governor has a controlling
voice or the privilege of recommendation.
Men whose character and capacity will
command tho respect of good citizens,
generally may be appointed to office.
Hesitated to Hun.
"Although I would rather be governor
of Nebraska than hold any other office,
I have hesitated to submit my name to
the primaries. I know that Nebraska
Is not normally a democratic state and
that the greatest care must be exercised
by the rank and file in selecting the
candidate who will serve as the leader
in the coming campaign. However, at
tractive the office may be to me per
sonally ,the task -which . the successful
candidate must assume is not an invit
ing one. The campaign to follow will
demand the hardest sort of work. It is
Important, however, that Nebraska shall
register its approval of Woodrow Wilson
next November, I do not means to say
that I would measure tip to the requlre-
(Continued on Page Two.)
For Nebraska Unsettled, cooler.
For Iowa Showers.
Temperutnrc ut Omaha Yesterday.
5 a. m. i7
6 a. m 77
7 a. m 76
S a. m 77
9 a. m 79
10 a. m 79
11 a. m 0
12 m 82
1 p. m 83
2 p. m St
3 p. m fcS
4 p. m 86
5 p. in 86
6 p. m 85
7 p. m 84
Comparative Local Record.
1914. 1913. 1912. 1911.
Highest yesterday 6 CS G6 89
Lowest yesterday 76 64 52 65
Mean temperature 81 60 69 77
Precipitation .09 p2 .03 T
Temperature and precipitation depar
tures from the normal: , i '
Normal temperature..,;.-.,, 69
Excess for the day.??:... 12
Total excess since March 1 200
Normal precipitation ., It inch
Deficiency for the day 16 Inch
Total rainfall since March 1. . 9.45 Inches
Deficiency since Man-h 1 64 Inch
Excess for cor. period, 1913 .. ..2.45 inches
Deficiency for cor. period, 1912. 4 .00 Inches
T indicates trace of precipitation.
L, A. WELSH, Local Forecaster.
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WOMEN INVADE FLORENCE
Omaha Suffragists Listen to Talks
in Northern Village.
STIRRING EVENTS MARK TRIP
Slater's Lack of Sympathy Delays
Start, Ston Made by Accident at
Drink Shop anil Haffke
Utter Startling; Theorr.
Six auto loads of the flower of Omaha's
suffragists went out to Florence yester
day afternoon to do valiant service In
the cause of "Votes for Women." Tho
autos were gaily decorated In American
flags and brllllnnt yellow placard bear
ing the Inscription "Votes for Women"
and "Nebraska Next," and created a stir
of excitement In front of the Brand els
theater building, from which point they
Everyone was assigned to a car and the
party was about to start wher. !t was dis
covered that one of the ears was wedged
between two auto trucks and couldn't
get out. Tho woman In charge of tho
auto livery office was appealed to to se
cure a driver to dislodge the offending
car, but Instead of doing what was in
her power, as one of the down-trodden
sex, to assist those who were going to do
battle for her sake, she appeared on the
sce.no with blood in her eye, despite the
fact that A. T. Slgwart of the police
force was on hand, and refused to allow
the car to be budged one Inch.
The car was finally extricated and the
party was about to start for the second
time, when a belated photographer ap
peared. All the suffragists scrambled out
of the machines, posed for a picture, got
back Into the cars and were finally off,
lluslr. Announces Coming;.
Loud blasts of the bugle by Frank
Harrison of Lincoln, who came down to
assist with the parade, and Tom Berry
and Russell Mason, Omaha High school
boys, brought out many peaceful citizens
along the way.
When the cars reached Florence the
first stop was made in front of a haven
for tho dispensation of soapy drinks, but
the procession finally halted In front of
tho Bank of Florence, where everyone
got out of the cars. The call of the bugle
brought out Mayor Freeman Tucker, who
mounted the rostrum of the curb and
gave an address of welcome In behalf of
the citizens of Florence.
Then Mrs. D. G. Craighead mounted the
seat of one of the open autos and ad
dressed the crowd of farmers, children, a
few women and "Just men" who had as
sembled, on tho need of woman suffrage
from the standpoint of tho home. She
was followed by Charles Haffke, assist
ant county attorney, who made an Im
passioned plea to the men to give the
women a square deal and permit them
to be represented in our government be
cause our fathers had fought for the
same principle. He threw quite a scare
into the suffragists when he remarked:
"Don't bo afraid that women will take
away your Jobs or your salaries when
they get the right to vote. When It
comes to a cholco of paying a man and a
woman the jame salary,,, most-any em
ployer will choose to pay It to a man."
While tho speeches were being made,
others distributed suffrage literature and
badges on the outskirts or the crowd.
Two new suffragists are claimed to have
been brought Into the fold as a result
Just then Attorney Isldor Zlegler was
discovered In the crowd and some one
suggested that he ask the speakers some
questions, but he fled before he could
be cornered. A zealous suffragist in
quired of Roy Moore, high school lad,
whether he was a sympathizer with tho
cause. "I've got .to be," he replied, "I'm
driving Mrs. Draper Smith's car."
Why Small nor Is for Suffrage.
After the speeches, suffrage songs were
sung to tho tune of "Dixie," "Marcnln'
Through Georgia" and other old favorites.
Then Mr. Richardson led In the Ne
braska suffrage yell, ending with "Ne
braska Women Are Bound to vote." But
It was such a weak-sounding cheer, that
Mr. Haffke Jumped to the side of Mr.
Richardson and together they succeeded
In getting the women to give a rousing
yell. Little James Richardson was com
plimented on his enthusiasm In singing
the suffrage songs and giving the yellu.
"Oh, yes!" deolarcd his mother, "he Is
very anxious that we obtain the ballot,
so that his mother will stay home then
and not be out campaigning for It."
On the return, the machines drove
through the downtown streets and dis
banded at suffrage headquarters. Tho
trip was planned for Valley, Elkhorn
and Waterloo, but was abandoned, be
cause of the condition of the road. If
the weather Is favorable, this trip will
be made next Saturday.
Among those who made up the party
.were: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Haffke, Mr.
and Mrs. James Richardson, Mesdames
Draper Smith, D. G. Craighead, J. T.
Stewart, 2d; Dewey, George Doane, Z. T.
Lindsay, J. P. White, Fred Lake, John
L. Kennedy; Misses Katherlne Graves,
Daisy Doane, Jeanette McDonald, Anna
Peterson, Pearl Mlnlck, Margaret Fugltt,
K. L. Hlatt. Helen Cook, Charlotte Van
Winkle, Minerva Qulnby and Belle
Jury in the Owens
Case Cannot Agree
DENVER, Colo., June 7. The Jury In
the case of - Robert Owens, one of ten
defendants charged with abducting Rev.
Otis L. Spurgeon of Des Moines, la., late
today reported disagreement, and was.
discharged. Owens was the first defend
ant to be tried.
Rev, Mr. Spurgeon was taken from his
hoetl on the night of April 5, following
an antl-Catholtc lecture, carried to an
adjoining county, beaten and turned
Meyer Returns to
Iowa to Fac Charges
WINNIPEG. Manitoba, June 7.-Franz
Meyer, a musician, who has been In Jail
here held on charges made by the par
ents of Elizabeth Huppertz, II years old.
of Oelweln, la., today decided to return
to Iowa and stand trisjl without fighting
esiruuiin.il. swier appearing in court
without counsel he w'as taken to the of
fice of the American) consul by Deputy
United States Marshal Bldwell of Des
Moines and signified h' willingness to
return, He was given' until Monday to
dispose of property in panada.
OR WAY TO WICOi !
Vessels Sail from
Mexico to Enforce
Order of Blockade.
SHOULD ARRIVE BY MONDAY
Closely Trailed by the Taooma and
Sacramento of U. S. Navy.
BRYAN HAS DICTATOR'S DECREE
Administration Officials Hold Hur
ried Conference and Take Action.
RESULT IS KEPT A SECRET
Mexican Vessels Arc Not Considered
Strons; as Flfthtlng- Ships, While
American Craft Are Well
WASHINGTON. June 7.-A new crisis
In the Mexican situation developed lato
tonight when two Mexican federal gun
boats, closely trailed by two American
war craft, the cruiser Tacoma and gun
boat Sacramento, steamed from Puerto
Mexico for Tamplco to enforce a block
ado of that port decreed by General
No specific orders have been given, tho
American commanders merely having In
structions to keep the Mexican boats
under surveillance, but It is known that
Bear Admiral Badger has been advised
that the United States government ro
gards Tamplco as an open port and de
sires that there be no Interference with
Notice of General Huerta's decrco was
given formally to Secretary Bryan ear
lier In tho night by Senor Rlano, the
Spanish ambassador, who represents
the Huerta government here. This was
followed by a conference of administra
tion officials, but nothing was known of
the result and even the fact that the
notice had been given was not made
How far the decision of the Washington
government to see to It that Tamplco Is
kept an operi port, will go toward pre
venting interference with the landing of
arms for the Mexican constitutionalists,
no official would discuss tonteht. The
Cuban steamer Aritllia. with a cargo of
war munitions, isduj at Tamplco noxt
Wednesday; the federal gunboats Bravo
and Zaragosa, reported leaving Puerto
Mexico tonight by Admiral Badger,
should arrive there Monday morning.
The potslble effect of suppression "f
the proposed blockade, upon the media
tion' conference at-Nlagara Falls has "been
given due consideration by administra
tion officials here, and opinion on the
subject Is said to be sharply divided.
"No orders will be Issued "tonight," was
the only comment of Secretnry Daniels.
Secretary Bryan was not awakened to be
Informed of the depurture of the gun
boats. The Mexican vessels carry small guns
and are Insignificant as fighting ships.
The Tacoma's main battery Is of five-Inch
rifles, and the Sacramento carries four
Ileliels Ilecetre Word.
TAMPICO, June u. An official notifica
tion was sent today to Consul Clarence
A. Miller by Governor Luis Caballero that
he had received Information of the In
tention of the federal war vessels, Zaro
goza and Bravo, to come to Tamplco for
the purpose of bombarding or blockading
For this reason Govornor Caballero
thought It proper to notify the American
consul so American war vessels lying
off the port might keep out of the line
It Is not yet known what steps are to
be taken to drive o'.t the gunboats should
they make any effort to blockade the
On tho arrival here of the American
schooner Sunshine from Gnlveston with
3,000.000 cartridges for the constitutionalist
authorities, Admiral Mayo sent Flag
Lieutenant Arthur B. Cook to learn the
character of the cargo.
Captain Brown of the sunshine had
made his vessel fast to the custom's
hous wharf and had begun to discharge
the cargo. After the flag lieutenant made
his report to the admiral, tho latter de
cided he had no authority to Interfere
and tho unloading of the ammunition
continued until the entire consignment
was deuoslted In the customs house.
Treasurer W. G-. Ure
Falls from a Car and
Breaks His Arm
The county strong box will have to get
along for a week or ten days without the
watchful care of County Treasurer Ure,
for the treasurer Is laid up at his home
at Twentieth and Blnney streets with a
broken arm and sundry other bruises, re
suiting from a fall from a street car
Saturday evening on Sixteenth, near
"I was about to board the car with a
couple of packages In my arm," explains
Mr. Ure, "and as It slowed up, swung
myself on, thinking the car was stopping.
In some way I lost my hold, and the
next thing I knew J was in the street all
in a heap."
Immediately after the accident Treas
urer Uro was taken Into the Prescripto
drug store for temporary relief, and thn
Tlome. It was found that the fracture
was Just above the wrist, and that there
were no other serious Injuries.
FALL THAT FRACTURES HIP
CONFINES MRS. E. R0SEWATER
As a result of a fall sustained Thursday
afternoon, Mrs. Edward Rosewater, Is
confined to her bed with a fractured hip.
Her many friends will be relieved to
know that she is resting comfortably at
her home at Thirty-sixth and Dewey
avenue. The injury, however, has com
pelled her to give up a visit to the east
she had planned to make next week to
attend the graduating exercises of her
granddaughter at Smith college,
CONSUL S1LLIMAN on his way to tho Unitod States. Consul John R. Silliman, the tall
man in tho center of the group, photographed at Vera Cruz after his release at Saltillo. On
his right is Consul W. W. Canada and on his left is Vice Consul Shanklin.
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AWAITING AJJOURT ORDER
Collier Storstad, that Rammed Em
press, Still Held for Bond.
SIXTY BODIES ARE IN VAULTS
Mcmnrlul Services Held' liy Snlvn-tlnn-'Amy
nt Toronto Suturdny
and Cenernl Services nt
MONTREAL, .tune 7. The Norwegian
collier Storstad, which rammed nnd sank
the EmpresE of Ireland a week ngo yes
terday morning, still pokes her battered
nose up against tho Dominion Coal com
pany's dock In Montreal, an Impatient
prisoner of the admiralty court of
Captain Anderson Is anxious to get the
Storstad to a dry dock for repairs, pre
paratory to resuming her coal carrying
business, but a bailiff Is In possession
and the captain must wait the court
accepts a bond for more than $200,000 and'
releases the colllqr. Such a bond will
be offered on Monday In connection with
the Canadian Pacific Railway company's
action against tho Btorstad's owners for
Tho coroner s Jury at Rlmouskl ad
journed today for an Indefinite period,
pending the investigation of the Empress
disaster by Lord Merry and his fellow
Sixty unidentified dead bodies nt Que
bec were placed in the vaults of St.
Charles cemetery tonight. Six of tho
bodies are those of children, ranging
from a Rlx-months-old baby to a girl
of eight or nine years of age,
Memorial services will be held In
Christ Church cathedral and Emmanuel
Congregational church, Montreal, tomor
row for members who lost their lives
in the Empress disaster.
Seventeen Victims Hurled.
TORONTO, June 6. Seventeen Salva
tion Army victims of the foundering of
the Empress of Irelund wero burled at
Mount Pleasant cemetery hero today In
the presence of Commissioner McKie, rep
resenting tho army's supremo chief, Gen
eral Booth, and a large assemblage of
army people. Bands from all parts of
Ontario massed in the arena where the
funeral services were held, playing a
funeral march together as an Impressive
part of the ceremony. Commissioner Mc
Kie paid the last tribute to his comrades.
In the procession from the arena to the
cemetery color sergeants bearing flags
led, followed by a section of army bands,
the caskets containing the bodies, the
mourners following them, another section
of bands, and a group of survivors of tho
disaster. Field officers, men and women
soldiers, interspersed with bands, came
next. Friends and delegations from other
organizations closed the long procession.
Imiuest Is Postponed.
QUEBEC, Juno 6. TUo inquest at Rl
mouskl Into the Empress of Ireland dis
aster, set for today, has been postponed.
In view of the Investigation Into the acci
dent which Lord Merzy and the Canadian
I commissioners will begin In five days, the
provincial authorities decided that a local
Inquest would be of little value.
DR. FOSTER OF OMAHA WANTS
TO BAR MUSIC FROM CHURCH
BLOOMINGTON, Ind., June 7. Organs,
pianos and kindred musical instruments
have no place In a church, according to
a report adopted today by the synod of
the Reformed Presbyterian church of the
United States and Canada.
Dr. G. H. Foster of Omaha, reporting
for the committee on psalmody, reiter
ated the position of the church as op
posed to Instrumental music In the house
of God as a corrupt form of worship.
The report concluded:
"Since th purpose of God, In the pres
ent dispensation, is to develop and per
fect spiritually, the musical Instrument,
which is of necessity typical and emo
tional, must be done away, with."
to See the Movies
JEFFERSON CITV. Mo June 7.-Every
Sunday afternoon, nftcr tho state has
exneted Itn week of work, a motion pic
ture show will be held In, tho, ponltentlary
hero for tho-convicts. It was was an
nounced today. Every prlsoricr who has
obeypd the rules during the week will
bo allowed to attend. Tho Innovation
the suggestion of John Barker, attor
ney general. Ho Bald ill pictures would
bo censored before they were exhibited.
The board of prison Inspection an
nounced today that night school for the
benefit for all Illiterate convicts will be
REV, THOMASM'CAGUE DEAD
Pioneer Presbyterian Missionary to
Egypt Passes Away.
HE LIVED HERE SINCE 1867,
Had Ileen Confined to Ills lied Since
He Suffered n Stroke Following
the Enslexn Tornado of
n Year A uro.
Rev. Thomas McCogue, pioneer missionary.-
died Sunday afternoon at 4:35 at his
homo, 430 South Fortieth street. Mr. Mc-
Cague suffered a stroke threo weeks fol
lowing the, tornado, a year agitfthls spring,
and was confined to his bed until the
hour of his death. Ho was a pioneer of
this city, living here Blnce 1867, and had
a host of friends and acquaintances. Rev.
Thomas McCague was born In Ripley, O.,
In 1825, and was married In July, 1854, to
Henrietta Lowes. The same year he went
aa the first American missionary to
Egypt, his young wife accompanying him.
They wero nent to Egypt by tho United
Presbyterian church, and remained there
sovon years. Two of their children were
born in Egypt, John E. McCaguo of
Omuha and Mrs. Alfred Gordon of Lin
coln. In lSei, the McCague family cuma
back to America and settled In Iowa,
removing to Nebraska City In 1866. In
July of the following year the mission
ary was transferred to Omaha by th-s
church board, and he organized the first
church of his denomination In this place.
Services were first held In Reals' school
house, situated at tho corner of Fifteenth
and Capitol avenue.
At tho end of a year the church board
decided to suspend work in Omaha, but
this did not suit the ambitious spirit of
tho young preacher. He proceeded to
erect a small church on the corner of ihe
lot where his own home stood, oji South
Tenth street. For four years he kept this
church going without any sort of aid
from the board, his own high character
as pastor and citizen attracting to him
many friends. He lived to see his denom
ination well and prosperously established
In Omaha, and much Inward satisfaction
was his because of that accomplishment.
Besides the children mentioned above
Rev. Mr. McCague Is survived by the
following sons and daughters: Thomas
H. nnd Brower E. McCagu of Omaha;
William L. McCague, Chicago; Mrs. J. II,
McCulIoch, San Diego, Cal.; Mrs. George
Marple, Evanston, III., and Lyma S. Mc
Caguo of Omaha.
Rev. Mr. McCague lived for a number
of years on Twenty-fourth street Just
north of Cuming.
FARMER SHOT BY BOY
IS DEAD OF HIS WOUND
NORFOLK. Neb.. June 7. (Special Tel-
egram.) Jaeob Wagner, the farmer who
was mysteriously shot Thursday by Phil
Hp Fink, aged IS, died today from his
wounds. Fink Is In Jail at Pierce. He
declares the shooting was accidental. Be
fore his death Wagner sold Fink shot him
END OF NEW HAYEN HEARING
Testimony All in, with Possible Ex
ception of Some Depositions,
BROWN CALLED AS A WITNESS
Rockefeller Not Able, to Attend and
Commission , Will .Have to Get
A Inns; With on I JIls Evl. ,
WASHINGTON, June ..Investigation
Into tho financial affairs of tho New
York, New Haven & Hartford railroad,
which the Interstate Commerce commis
sion has been conducting for sovoral
weeks, practically wns concluded yester
day, Commissioner McChord announcing
tho Inquiry would be discontinued for the
present. He said If the commission de
cided It was necessary to hold any more
public hearings It would notify those per
son It wanted to hear, as well' as tho
attorneys Interested. He also Intimated
It might be necessary to tako depositions.
It Is believed no Important testimony
In relation to the New Haven's financial
affairs remains to be taken. It Is thougnt
the witnesses already heard have fur
nished the commission with enough ma
terial on which to frame its report to
the senate, called for by tho Norrls reso
lution, directing the Inquiry.
ISxnralner Kails Down.
David E, 'Brown, an examiner for the
commission,' testified his Inspection of tne
records of the New England Navigation
company failed to disclose the purchase
of tho Worcester, Nnshau & Rochester
railroad by the New Haven, although J.
P. Morgan and company's books showed
tho salo was mode through the Morgan
Brown, replying to a question by Joseph
W. Folk, said that If the books of the
Morgan company were correct, the rec
ords of tho Navigation company must
After testfylng that a dividend on
the ICO.WS shares of Boston & Maine
stock held by John L. Bttlard was turned
over to tho New England Navigation
company by Mr. Blllard, but entered on
its books an interest on notes of the
New England Investment & Security
company, Brown said.
"I made the accusation to the general
auditor of the company that it was a
falsification of records. I did not have
the Information at that time to sub-
etantlate my point It was by deducing
that I came to the conclusion, but I nub
sequcntfy found the file of the treasurer,
which verified my conclusion and I
showed him that file."
L. S. Miller, president of the New York,
West Chester & Boston railway, called
to tho stand at the request of Walker
D. Hlnes, an attorney of the New Haven,
testified as to details of the transactions
leading to the acquisition of the W
Cheater road. He said the road was an
asset to the New Haven, in that it helped
relieve the Now Haven's passenger traf
fic entering New York.
John A. Garver, attorney for William
Rockefeller, stated that Rockefeller's
physician was of the opinion that It would
be dangerous for his patient In his pres
ent condition of health to come to Wash
ington and testify, -
Trip to the Station
Pleases Charley Oook
Four-year-old Charley Cook, (It North
Fourteenth street, was having a fine
time at the police station playing with
Juvenile Officer Vosburgh's beard lsnt
night. He had wandered away from his
home and was found by a policeman,
BEFORE THE VOTERS
ON ITSjWERITS NOW
Pollard Committee of Opposition
Gets Under Headway and Active
WHAT IS REALLY INVOLVED
Future Growth of University or tho
Profit of Individuals.
BUSINESS ASPECT OF QUESTION
Where Sentiment Cuts No Figure)
Outlook is Plain.
SOCIAL LIFE OF THE STUDENTS
Slate Farm Affords Ample Chnncn
for All nnd Opportnntty for
nemnnerntlve Work Is
.Vow Cnt Off.
(From a fUaff Correspondent)
LINCOLN, June 7.-(Special.)-What a
long breath of relief will go up from tho
peoplo of this state now that It Is an
nounced that Ernest Pollard of Nohawka.
llfin ftuv ilia vuiiiiuit-.tru ntiwn. .
be to Instruct the voter of the Just wt&tl
to do on tho proposition of university re
moval to working.
Just why a hunch of self-constituted
guardians of the people should organlza
themselves Into a committee, establish'
headquarters In one of Llnoon's nice ho
tels and put a man In charge of head
quarters In order to try and convince tho
people of Nebraska that It is necessary
to keep the state university within a
stone's throw of the business center ofi
Lincoln Is not very hard to understand,
when one Is In a position to know some
thing of the conditions which surround
the whole scheme.
Inrnlvril I nthc Qnestlnn.
Were a proposition before the peonla
of the state to move the state university;
from Lincoln to some other town, It
would be easy to understand why the)
business Interests of Lincoln and tha
whole people of the city would organize)
to prevent the removal, but In this casa
It Is only the moving of the university
from a congested renter, where the nolser
of street and railway traffic disturbs th
(students and the smoke and dust Inci
dent to that traffic makes It uncomfort
able and unheathy, to a location only tw
miles away, still within the city, where
there will be ptentty of room and perfect
What objections does this self-constl
luted committee give for taking up th
cause In behalf of tho commercial inter
ests of tho capital city aa against tha
best Interests of the future of what may
tome day be a great university? 8om6
of them are as follows:
That It will mean the abandonment at
a targe number of good buildings and at
others which have become very dear to
the hearts of old members of the alumni
because of past associations.
That it will mean a loss to some people)
who have built houses, expecting to board
and room students.
That many students will lose the chanc
to get work In the stores and business;
houses of the city, and thus wll not b
able to work their way through school.
That the social side of life for tha
student will suffer because of the dls
tance from the social life of the city,
nnslness Aspect of Blatter.
In answer to the first objection, it 19
safe to say that there Is not a member of,
this committee who would consider sen
timent one moment If he saw It was for)
the best Interests of the future of his
business or his farm to make a change-.
No business man would think, for a mot
ment of keeping his business1 In the old;
building, no matter how sacred the as
sociation, If In the interests of futura
success and expansion he found somei
other location which would suit him bet
ter. He would build In any location anS
abandon the old business house the verj?
moment he saw that he could do better;
somewhere else. Why will not the samej
rule apply In the future development ofl
the state university?
It Is true that loss may fall on som?
people who have built houses near tho
university expecting to reap profits fron
boarding the students. Unfortunately
that la one of the propositions every man
faces, when he Invests his mony. CouldJ
every man be assured that every Invest
ment he made would carry with It na
chance of loss, what a Joy It would be
to the man who had money to put into
buildings. But unfortunately In this)
rapid growing western country people ex
pand, towns and cltlea grow, and as they
grow some portion loses to the gain oC
some other portion. If the future of tho
University of Nebraska has got to bo
hinged on the proposition that John Jones)
and James Smith have built houses close)
to the university and to move tho uni
versity would cause a loss to Mr. Jones'
and Mr. Smith, than the Pollard com
mittee Is right In its contention and tha
future of the university must be aband
oned In order that Mr. Jones and Mr.
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One of the railroads wanted
to attract the attention of the
advertising men to the Toronto
So It got out Its circulars in
the form of a bright, snappy
Naturally the railroad thinks
in terms or newspapers when It
thinks about getting new busi
ness. It is a large, consistent uaer
of newspaper space and it haa
found that such advertising In
creases business and wins tho
good will of the public.
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