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THE OMA1IA DAILY BEE : THURSDAY. T'EBKUAUY 15. 1UUU.
TOO MANY FADS IN SCHOOL
Eduuitien&l Prilli and Furbelows Cone infer
for Strong Criticiitn.
%
C05T AND VALUE OF HIGH SCHOOLS
Orniiiiirntnl IMucntlon for ( InIV
Alii'urtii nit tnfnlr Proportion of
I'uhllc Monryw Horn II I'll }
Kilnontlonnl 7iUx. .
HdUMtlon and taxation arc tain subjects
that arc now being discussed quite generally.
Tlic van stiiris lequlred to support tb public
school sy-ftom strain the taxpayers' ability
to pay and the problem of retrenchment
Is a pressing one In most cities This Increasing -
creasing burden provokes criticism based
on the assertion that the ratio of cost per
pupil grows with growth in population. In
every business enterprise the common rule
Is a reduction of the ratio of cost as the
business grows In other words , a business
aggregation , ty , $1.000,000 a .year , can be
handled at less cost per dollar thin a busi
ness of half that amount. In the manage
ment of schools Ibis rule Is reversed. In
stead of the cost per pupil decreasing as
pupils multiply , the cost has Increased , and
those who bear the burden call loudly for
relief.
The trend of criticism Is toward the fads
and frills with which the common school
s > stem has been encumbered. The useful
It being sacrificed for the ornamental.
More money Is being swallowed up In one
high school than would maintain three or
four school * , demoted to the elementary
branches .Most crlllc assert that the fruits
of the expenditure are far from satisfac
tory. The deficiencies of Nebraska high
schools were forcibly Illustrated by Mr. C.
W. Crutn , superintendent of schools of Mad
ison count > , published In The Bee of Janu-
'niy 31. Mr. Crum argued for more normal
schools In the state. In order that an ade
quate supply of trained teachers might be
obtained for the country or rural schools
He showed the high school , instead of pro
ducing graduates compettot to teach in
primary grades , turned out graduates with
a scattering of every thing , hut grounded in
nothing. The evil of the system , he pointed
out. Is the specializing of education and the
result ia a superficial education of little
practical advantage to the graduate
Hluh .Sellout U&imiiMloii.
The Washington Post discusses the sub
ject on similar lines. "It Is Impossible. "
says the Test , "to bay too much In con
demnation of the foil ) , futility and mis
chief of some features of our free school
sy stem. Under pressure of the ambitions
of professional educators the free school
scheme has expanded far beyond the cir
cumference of reason , common sense and
proper recognition of the state's duty to
frW V" the individual and has Invaded the realoi
of hysteria.
"Instead of preparing the children of the
poor for an intelligent exercUe of the priv
ilege of citizenship which vas the original
intent and inspiration of the plan our
* publlc schools now undertake to convert
them into fine gentlemen and ladles , fit to
ornament elegant parlors and adorn the en
tourage of luxury and leisure. The tax
payers are called upon each year to furnish
millions of dollars In order that other pee
ple's children may be sent to high schools
and taught music , drawing , physical cul
ture , belles-lettres , all the 'ologles' and
the modern languages. In all our cities we
hear of a lack of funds for public education
Inquiry in every instance shows that this
lack Is caused by the tremendous drain for
high schools and 'ologles' and all the rest
of the pestiferous nonsense. There is an
' ' abundance of money for free schools of tbf
-'I proper" and legitimate description. The tax
payers contribute liberally for the education
of their poorer fellow creatures. They con
tribute far more than any rational system
of free education demands for its support.
The simple truth of the matter Is that the
free school has become an oppressive bur
den.
den."It
"It cnay truly be said of our free school
system that it has not even the poor jus
tification of completely educating a favored
few at the expense of the many. As a mat
ter of fact , it completely educates nobodj
One of our correspondents , Mr. T. Edward
Clark , said on this point , a few days ago
"Now , however , the fundamental and use
ful are sacrificed. It Is a sjstera of cram
ming , pure and simple and that , too , not
with education , but with useless trash. It
takes a pupil until maturity to go through
the system and graduate in the high school
and then that pupil really knows nothing
co deficient in all the absolute essentials ,
reading , writing , arithmetic , spelling and
grammar , that he or she cannot write a
respectable letter and is not competent to
take a position In a store or counting-room.
If such public school education Is to be
relied , upon , the rising generation will be
Ignorant so far as the practicable and useful
are concerned , '
Our free schools , instead of turning out
each year a large number of young men
fend women well grounded in the elemen
tary branches and , therefore , prepared for
5
such further intellectual development as
their means , tastes , opportunltlcb and pre
dilections may incline them to pursue , turn
out only large numbers of Ignorant young
persons who know nothing which they can
put Into practical account and who , in nine
cases out of ten , cannot pass the simplest
civil service examination or take up suc
cessfully any occupation requiring a knowl
edge of grammar , spelling , arithmetic and
English compobltlon. Wo warn those par
ents who happen to be In straightened cir
cumstances that their children are the real
\Ictlms of this lamentable arrangement. The
children of the rich can outlive and repair
the Injury. The children of the pooi sldom
get another chance. "
rucldUiu lluiiiiluic Iliol.
The extent to vrbtch facia and specialties
monopolize the schools of Chicago is tot
forth by the Chronicle editorially ae fol
low * : "Having Introduced sewing , cooking ,
wall papering , picture cutting and other ir-
iclevancles Into the primary schools , it Is
proposed by some members of the Chicago
board to Introduce riotoua faddUm Into the
high schools. Instead of longer following
set , courses leading to general but orderl )
reeulUs shorthand , typewriting , 'commercial
law * and other like specialties are to be of
fered in the high schools , and by bard work
In two years a diploma Is to bo secured.
The amount and quality of commercial law
that bos and girls will contrive to absorb
In adolescence and two yeare , together with
all the other little things mentioned and
still other * unmentloned , will never perplex
any local Dogberry.
"It will especially dollght adolescence In
Chicago to learn that In the high school * ,
nhould this absurd proposal carry , pupils
will be under no compulsion , the course
will bo "elective , " and they can pick and
cbooce. Should they weary of yesterday's
choice they will drop it and proceed to to
morrow's caprice.
The real purpose of the proposal la to
increase attendance at the high schools ,
whose comparatively email patronage proclaim -
claim * that something is fundamentally
wrong. From bad the board is in danger
ORAIH-OI GRIIH-01
Remember that namn whtn you want &
AtUcloui. appetUlnr , nourUhinc food drlntc
to take the pU.ce of coffee. Sold by all rro-
J : * cer and Ukej by all who have usd it ,
Qrain-O 1 * made o pure train. It aids dl-
r 9tln and ttrencthena the ntrvo * It 1 i
t * t a tUmulant. but a health builder and '
the children a * well as the adults can
drink U lta great b nflt. Costs about |
U a * much ai coffee Ho and J5c p r park *
Aik your ft ? r * or '
of going wort * After giving choke of
office specialties tb next cry will b tor
chop Apeclaltles Have not others rights
as well as clerks' Shall there not be In
the high schools elective ptavlng. hnlr
drewlng. aaocage , tallorlag. clothe * prat
ing , ihnc mending , drugging , cupping and
bleeding , chiropody , horse clipping , candy-
making and divers other occupations , such
a * tinkering , umbrella patching and boiler
making7 Let us have no class favoritism In
elective hlfib schools.
"After the riot of adolescence changing
Its little mind over the enumerated 'studies
stall have run long enough common * en *
may return to the Board ft Education. If
It does not the people will find a way to
revive the schools by getting rid of fanatics
and faddists In control of them. '
I'rrnch Lecturer nt llnrvnnl ,
The French writer chown as the third
annual lecturer of the Cercli Francals do
11 ' t'nlverslte Harvard to speak before
Harvard university In l&OO is the poet
Monsieur Henri de Regnier. M. de Uegnier
will deliver eight lectures on "French
.Modern Poetry , " beginning March 1
Among the places ho will visit besides
'Harvard ' are Adelphl college of Brooklyn ,
Alliance Francalse , New York , Brooklyn
Institute of Arts nnd Sciences. Brown uni
versity , Bryn Mawr college , Cercle Franrals
de 1'AlIlance , Boston ; University of Cali
fornia , University of Chicago , Columbia ,
Cornell , Mount Holyoke , Packer Institute of
Brooklyn , University of Pennsylvania ,
Princeton , San Francisco. Vassar , Wellesley ,
Welle , Williams , Yale university , etc.
M. Henri de Regnler was born at Hon-
fleur , near Havre , France , on December 2S ,
ISM. His first verses were published In
November , 1885 , under the title of "Les
Lendemalce. " This was followed , the year
after , by another work , "Apalsement. " This
debut was not unnoticed , but it was only
In 1887 , with the publication of a collection
of sonnets entitled "Sites , " that he at
tracted the attention of the literary world.
M de Regnler belonged to the group of
young poeu > that received the name of
"Decadents" or "Symbolists. " this last name
being permanently attached to those who
recognized Paul Verlalne and Stephane Mal-
larme as leaders.
From 1SS7. M. de Regnler's worka appear
in quick succession. The titles of these
various poema are as follows "Episodes"
1SSS "Poemes Anclens et Romanesques , "
( IS'M ) ; "Tel qtt'en Songe , " 1SD2 , "Arethuse. "
1S93 All thcsev works which were published
In small editions were reprinted by the
Soclete du Mercure de France. In three
volumes , "Premiers Poemes , " "Poemes , "
"Les Jcux Rustlques et Dlvlns , " which con
tain besides "Arcthuse , " n number of new
poems wfilch are considered among the best
written by M. de Regnler.
M do Regnler Is a versatile writer. In
addition to his poems he published. In 1895 ,
a series of stories , "La Canne de Jaspe , "
and another one In 1859 , "Lc Trefle Blanc. "
He contributed , both In verses and prose ,
to the most important magazines or reviews
of the avant-garde or new movement. He
contributes to the "Revue des Deux Mondes"
and to the "Revue de Paris. " and also to
several Important papers literary articles
o-ver his signature which are highly ap
preciated.
Trnlnlnjr Factory for Cirln.
Training factory for irls so that they may
have employment the year round is one of
the commendable objects of the Alliance
Employment bureau of the New York As
sociation of Working Girls' societies Un
der existing circumstances most factory
girls have work for not more than six
months in the year , while many are en
gaged for not more than three months and
in some Instances for even so short a period.
An admirable Illustration of the latter fact
IE furnished by the jewelry trap industry.
In one New York factory for twenty-five
davn preceding Christmas 200 girls were
employed , while on the day after Christmas
only ten found work. The others were dls-
mUbcd and will be obliged to work , if at all ,
for very small wages at some trade In
which they are not proficient until the next
holiday season approaches. Some trades
furnish work only every other quarter. It
In one factory she may go at once to an-
clasces where girls may learn allied trades
which alternate In their demand for labT
As a result , when a girl is no longer needed
In one factory shorn ay go at once to an
other branch of Industry which is just startIng -
Ing up its season's work. The alliance is not
developing this field of philanthropic en
deavor wholly without experience , for a
single class has been tried for six months.
The members of this class were , as a rule ,
apprentices In factories serving free to gain
experience. In several Instances associa
tions paid girls who could not afford to
lose the $2 or $3 a week they were earn
ing in factories. After eight weeks of
training with sewing machines and other
Implements five of'the girls were placed In
positions at $7 and JS a week , which Is the
amount of money they would have received
after serving an apprenticeship for two
years A sixth girl got work at J4 a week
and the others applied their knowledge In
their own homes or found other employ
ment for which , for th time being , they
abandoned their first object of entering a
faclory as an operative. There are at
present 122,135 women and 4 , < 61 girls under
sixteen years of age employed in New York
factories and any movement that will train
them to earn better wages deserves hearty
support.
Ktluontlonnl > o < c * .
The total -wealth of American colleges
and universities la * 2 .000WO
Colorado has over J5OOO.OM in ; sted In
publlo school houses and of this | D > WM > is
invested in Denver
A new four years' course In economic
entomology has been added to the course
In the University of Illinois.
The total paid for college education In
this country U about JlOOAvuuO annually , a
t.um nearly equal to the entire civil e\-
inndlture of the government
There are 6.7SO.C' volumes in the libraries
of American colleges and universities.
Harvard has KO.OOO volumes. Chicago uni
versity SaO.OX > . Columbia 275,000 and Cornell
225.0X >
Benjamin L Robinson , who has just been
appointed Gray profest-or of botany at Har
vard , owns one of the best private botanical
collections In the country , wlilch it is taid
he Intondb giving the university.
Dartmouth college will have next year a
cblebration of the centenniul anniversary of
th graduation of Dank ) Webster from the
college. One feature of the celebration will
bo the collection of } 1.HXM/K for new build
ings and endowment *
President Low of Columbia collece is a
believer In college athletics A recent inter
view quotes him as saylnc "The body of
course , should not < bv cultivated to an ex
tent to injure the cultivation of the mind ,
but a healthy inlnO Is impossible without a
healthy body and a college student who
goes In for athletics moderately is gener
ally all * he better for it In an intellectual
way "
The Illinois Central Railroad U now build
ing at Its Hurnslde shops a new"test car. "
which will be equlpptxl by the University of
Illinois with apparatus and Instruments of
P > clal deslcn and construction for < he pur
pose of makliH ? all kinds of tests uf loco ,
motives in actual service , as well as such
other tests as mav lx d < lred at various
points of Its system It will also- contain
apparatus for automatic track Inspection
which will record track condition This
car will to oi > rat Ml jointly by the road and
the department of railway mechanical en-
glncerlns at the university , furnishing to
the road from time to time records of such
teats as may t > a desired by the road and
furnishing the students of the. university
opportunity for experimental Investigations
which will tie of considerable bent-tit to
.them It will ojx'n up a large Held for
'graduate work , not only for the graduates
uf the university , but also for graduates
, of many other institution * With the com
pletion of tills car the University of 1111-
I nils will undoubtedly pos iss advantages
'for ' work in this line of investigation not
jvojnc'Sct-d by- any other university In the
w rid
' ' I had dyspepsia for year * No medicine
was no ctfe the as Kodol Dyspepsia Cure
It gave immediate .relief Two bottles prod -
< . - d r-arveloue result * " writes L. H War-
, rcn Albany Wis It dlcestg what you eat
rascot fall to cur * . I
A TELL-TALE LETTER.
This letter on city hall stationery is in the hauilvvritiu ! : ofV. .
W. Blughaui , directed to the manager of one of the big frauchised
corporations. It asks him to direct a man selected as a member of
n. delegation opposed to Mr. 151 lie ham to reiwrt on Sunday , Feb
ruary 4 , to Mr. BinghanTs campaign manager , J. D. Kelby , solici
tor of the Burlimrtou railroad.
SCORES STATE HOUSE RING
Fusion Methods and Their Objects Explained
and Exposed.
SENATOR STEVENS READS THE RIOT ACT
Fnrinprn' Pnrty Epitaph n lie
AVotilil \ \ rite It Some Intcr
Do * cloinuiMitH KorefiliuiloiTed
for the Immediate 1'aturc.
CAMBRIDGE , Xeb . Feb. 12. To the Ed
itor of The Bee The enclosed communica
tion was forwarded to the Nebraska Inde
pendent for publication and refused. Will
you kindly favor the farmers of the state
by giving it publication through The Bee ?
Editor Independent- your issue of Jan
uary 11 you say.
"Without any question the populist party
stands today in a most perilous situation.
* * * There must be fusion of forces In
the next election or there is not the blight-
eat chance for success No man with a sound
mind can doubt it. The question and the
only question that can be conMdered by any
man who wishes for success ts how- that
fusion can best be brought about. If the
mlddle-of-the-roaders get control of the na
tional committee they will expel everyone
.who believes in fusion , they will nominate
{ Barker and Donnelly , they will control the
party name and the rest of us will
have to organize a new party orote the
etralght democratic ticket without having a
, word to say In ite councils. "
And on January 23 you say : "There can no
' longer be any effort to compromise with
| thesa followers of Wharton Barker. *
! The following lt ° - s clipped from the South
ern Mercury. Avharton Barker's paper In
the .vest , will show that we have come to
the parting of the ways and that they must
take one way and we the other. They will
not support Bryan under any circumstances
we determined to support him. That ends
all fellowship "
Not many men in Nebraska did more
toward laying a sure foundation for the up-
'
building of the people's party in the -west
end than your humble servant , and thus
helped to make It possible that there is a
third great party in the state with which
fusion is even possible. And for this reason
I claim the right to say a few words In be
half of the farmers and producers whose
ballots swept the state in 1S90. The people's
party was the first great national political
revolt that ever bad Its origin among the
producers , the men who guide the plow- and
wield the hoe in this country.
For many , many years the Democratic and
the republican parties had been singing , the
one , twecdle dee , and the other , tweedle
dum , and then vice verso , until between the
two the farmer discovered taht he was In
deed between the. devil and the deep oa.
From 1892 to 1S96 the party strength per
meated every state In the union and repre
sented over 1,000,000 votes a phenomenal
growth uch as the world bad never wit
nessed before. From Mafne to Oregon , from
the lakes to the gulf , millions of farmers
were eagerly studying the- new economy
But In an evil hour several thousand years
ago the devil entered the Garden of Eden ,
I ' likewise the Irrepressible demagogue , or
statesman without a job , suddenly dis
covered that he had always believed In the
tenets of the party and from every town
and hamlet in Nebraska came forth new
leaders ready and anxious to fihed rlrers of
their blood in serving the dear old hayaeeds
by managing party affairs and holding most
of the offices , while the farmers did the
voting
Within four years of the organization of
this stalwart young giant these sagacious
seekers of pelf managed to paes a strength
ening act In Nebraska and two or three
other etates which amalgamated 70,000 pop
ulists In Nebraska with what was left of
tba democrats after the rank and file of that
party bad practically all deserted It in 1S90
And the sequence Is the farmers' reform
party in the state has fusion with a big F ,
with practically all the offices In the hands
of those "who loved us not fondly nor too
well" in the days of our adversity.
I But while we have been thus prospering
by fusion In the west let us see how our
official action has effected the people's party
in other states Our national convention at
St Louis In ISio effected fusion with the
t-raocrats upon the bead of the ticket only
I and the second place went forth as a doubleheader -
header Fusion was very determinedly op
posed by zaany states , especially from the
, south , in thai convention I was living in
j the south at that time and I understood
1 the rnaton to be primarily that the bourbon
| sentiment there was 50 Intolerant of anything
j not branded democracy and warranted four
j quarts to tht < gallon that to bo a populist
( was nearly as great a distinction In some
etates as to be a plantation aegro and If I
jam thus correctly Informed you will readily
j understand why delegates from that re-
I glen could not favor fusion. The fact is that
'
perhaps in every state where democracy was
In the saddle U was arrogant , intolerant
and sought to crush out the new party by
an absolute rejection of fuclon. and under
these renditions our trethrtu were wise to
reject it
Even a mullethead knows there never
would have been fas'on in Nebraska had
the democrats tcea the dominant party. It
t
fusion is to be insisted upon where democ
racy is a hopeless minority it would be a
travesty indeed to expect our party to fuse
in elates where democracy , being in the
saddle , tells our people to emigrate to a
more salubrious climate. It requires but
little thought indeed for the average popu
list to see very clearly that we have trulv
"arrived at the parting of the ways , " and
the fanner and laboring man's party of u
decade's growth which astonished the world
four yeare ago will surely go down in the
struggle of 1800 to rise no more , and when
finis shall be written after Its name next
November some sorrowing honest , but be
trayed buncoed old farmer should write
with" the sweat from his brow this epitaph
and place It at the head of its dishonored
and untimely grave
BEHOLD THIS RUIN'
BORN OF GOD FOR HUMANITY ,
IT WAS DESTROYED BY ITS WORST
ENEMIES , ITS OFFICE-SEEKING
FRIENDS.
Thousands of populists ia Nebraska today-
do not realize the Importance of the crisis
at hand While they are mostly friendly to
Bryan , they will stand appalled at the situ
ation when they realize that fusion means
disintegration and annihilation of the party
In most suites of the union Was Bryan's
success assured at the coming election many
of them would feel fairly well compensated
for the sacrifice of party perhaps , but to
my mind disruption of party means inglori
ous , servile , cowardly surrender wanton
abandonment of party for puerile reasons.
What assurance have we in Nebraska that
Bryan will be nominated and a platform
promulgated that will prove acceptable to
him or the people's party ae a national
organization' ' And if so , that a democratic
congress will ever comply with Its man
dates ? Bryan and his political adherents
are floating upon the- crest of the highest
political wave today , a year hence he and
his reform element may be hopelessly rele
gated to Grover's "innocuous desuetude" and
leaders with new party policies may be
"manning the davits' of the old ship. Then
where will the poor bankrupted old farmer
turn for relief ?
To these farmers I want to say , I have
little faith in old party platforms. They
too closely resemble those attached to pas
senger coaches and are generally used for
about the same purpose If you hope to
ever eee your party principles prevail you
muet get in line and insist on being the
real power behind the throne , bearing In
mind always that you -will have little diffi
culty In finding any number of advisers
who will also willingly consent to hold tb >
offices.
If our party Is to survive the present
crisis , our national committee as created
at St. Louis , when acting as a whole anC
In good faith , must for the preaent be the
guiding hand , despite errors of the past , if
such there have been. If a majority of that
committee when acting officially shall pro
nounce in favor of a certain line of action
there is no appeal except to the convention
or the corner grocery. When the party-
meets in national convention its action , if
characterized by a spirit of fairness to all j
'
sections of the country , should be heartily J !
endorsed by every true populist. Should
unwise councils prevail , resulting in refusal
hy any state to submit to lawful authority ,
it would be very Justly regarded as a revolt
and should not receive the approval of any
populist who believes In the tenets of his
party. You understand that only a few-
states favor fusion , because It has been the
method employed In these states to get con
trol of the offices , while perhaps three-
fourths of all the states oppose It for the
simple reason that In many of them It means
death to the party.
The council held recently at Lincoln and ,
the calling of the convention for March evIdently - ,
dently mean that those In office and many '
who hope to be have determined to rcfusp
longer to submit to party authority and
called the state convention at an uneeason- { i i
able time , thereby hoping to trick too voters
into an act of revolt and thus compelling
them to stand for fusion at the sacrifice of
the party. But I warn these party moguls
that the farmers will not prove themselves
such fools as to commit such an act of per
fidy Thousands of them win never consent
to thus assist In making their otvii political j
grave ; and I for one her ? and now serve !
timely notice that I shall use every resource
that God bar placed at my command to ex
pose the rascality and perfidy of every man ,
whether he tw officeholder or plow holder ,
who lends a willing hand to this villainy
On cloctlou day every fanner ii a freeman
and we will bury this dastardly attempt at
treason EO deep that Gabriel's trumpet will
scarcely reach their eare at judgment day.
J K. STEVENS.
4 Aft lit nt Terror.
"Awful anxiety was felt for the widow of
the brave General Burnbani of Machlas , Me. ,
when the doctors said she would die from
pneumonia before morning. " writes Mrs. S.
H. Lincoln , who attended her that fearful
night , "but she begged for Dr. King's New
Discovery' , which had more than once saved
her life and cured her of wmsumptlon. After i
taking she ulept all night. Further use en- I 1
tlrely cured her" This marvelous medicine '
is guaranteed to cure all Throat , Chest and
Lung DUeaoes Only 50c and )1 Trlcl ,
bottle ; free at Kuhn . Co's drug et re. j
IJulIdliiicIVmillK. . I I
"fne fonrvvint permit * hu.e be r , 1'suH
from the tfhi.e of the b uH ns Into * t jr
El Xolar. .Ml Bi idtt * rppairtU'J C1 J
Ekstrom Nor h Twentj-flrai , frame dwel
ling 1 X ; . I
PiPP 1O Piitli1ITMiT itivi r\
CASE IS SOMEWHAT MIXED
Interesting Complications Arise in the South
Omaha Police Court ConUit.
KING'S MANDAMUS ACTION IS SUSTAINED
ml Hillu IK-IK-K MIIN llolilx ihe ORIcc ,
CoiitcnilliiK Hint Writ llc < | tilro
Him to Surrender Onlj
Hook * mill l'l\turr .
There Is a plurality of police Judges In
South Omaha , while pay roll provision has
ocly been made for one In the midst of
tlili complication the question of the hour
la. which judge is judge. The contestants
are W. S. Babcock and Patrick King. Babcock -
cock U in possession of thr > office. King re
cently brought mandamus proceedings to
compel Babcock to turn over to him the
furniture and books c ! tno offlce. Judge
Kejfcor has sustained the writ of mandamus
and according to Its terms Babcock mun
surrender the material mentioned In the
mandamus.
Judge Babcock holds that the writ only
requires him to yield his books and ( Uturcs
and that he Is still police Judge until ncU
April , to which time he acrts be was
elected.
"I can allow Mr. King to take the books
and office fixture * , as prayed for in his ac
tion at law , " tald Judge Babcock , "and still
I will be police judge until the expiration of
mv term. I shall tlmply have to buy other
furniture and get a new set of books. The
mandamus does not call for the office of po
lice judge , with Its title and compensation ,
but simply for the furnishings.
"I am still In possession of the office and
expect to complete my term. I don't know
what will be done about an appeal to the
supreme court. I have not yet had oppor
tunity to consult my attorneys with refer
ence to that polst. "
King bases his claim upon the fact that
he was a candidate for the office In ques
tion last fall and that a certificate1 elec
tion was Issued to him This certificate
properly attested , w < is an exhibit in court
when the case came before Judge Keysor
A constitutional point Is Involved. Inas
much as there Is a division of opinion as
to whether the police judgeshlp 1s a countv
or city offlce. King was a candidate at the
county election last fall , the police judgeship -
ship having been placed on the ticket at the
fall election. Babcock was the Incumbent
at the time of King's election , and as he
was elected at n spring election he contends
that he is entitled to ecrve until April.
While this contest , with its various com
plications , is becoming spirited , no 111 feelIng -
Ing has &o far been aroused , and cither side
oeems willing to let the courts settle it
Friends of Judge Babcock presume it wan
an oversight on the part of King's attorneys
In asking only for the office furniture and
books. Judge Keysor simply sustained the
writ as it appeared Prior to his decision
ho heard lengthy arguments from the op
posing counsel
Mil. I'UIK5MIS. ! . TlllNCD DOWN.
Winner Merchant IN Lnnhle to Collect
HN tollc > for Durjclnrj Insnrnucr.
William Prlesmann , who has for several
months made periodical appearance In the
courts for the purpose of collecting the
face value of a burglary Insurance policy-
Issued by the Fidelity and Casualty com
pany of New York , has met defeat Judge
Vinsonhaler , after a two-days' session of
the case , has decided In favor of the de
fendant Insurance company
Prlesmann a few years ago established a
general merchandise store at Wisner , this
staff , and took Insurance against burglary
The amount Involved is $1,000. After he had
operated his store a few months , he re
ported a burglary" and demanded the pay
ment of the policy. The Insurance company
resisted on the grounds that proof of bur
glary were Insufficient. The case has been
contested in a vigorous manner through
out. Prlesmann Is now a resident of Omaha ,
having ceased business at Wisner
TO Dlh-CHVHGU TIIIJ IlKCUM ' .It.
> evr Movement In Troulilrn of < rnlr
Grower * * Mutual Hnll A o < - , tloi >
There is to be further ventl > o" . -
troubles of the Grain Grow err ' Hall
association In the courts .ctlon of
the association Is now protesting against the
administration of J J. Everingharn. who
war recently appointed receiver , and appli
cation was Sled late yesterday asking
for his discharge as receiver It in charged
Ir the application that a fraud was prac
ticed upon the court In the original appli
cation for a receiver and that It came about
as the result of a conspiracy among certain
members of the association The proceed
ing is brought by newly elected officers of
the Insurance concern It is said there will
be further developments within the next
few days.
? \otiN of the Court" .
Judge Keysor has granted decre ? of di
vorce to Mrs Lll'Ie ' Collier who rcccntlv
sued Robert F Collier. Non-support and
cruelty , besldex other Indignities , were the i
allegations on which the ca e was based
Alexander McDonald has fcupd the Chicaso
House Wrecking company for Jl.&W dam
ages on account of alleged personal Ini i
juries received by a falllns ladder lie- (
Donald was an employe of the defendant
company
Judge Favvrett lias decided the suit of the
Lincoln National bank ngalnst the How ell
Lumber companv In favor of the plaintiff
to the extent of J,000 This cane has been
pending several years and on the last trial
it occupied about a week
Anna Phillips has filed a * 20,000 damage
suit apalnst the Wtibash Railroad company
She alleges that while n pabsenuer on one
of the defendant company's trains January
3 , near Moberly , Mo. , euroute to Omaha
there was a wreck in which she received
per'onul Injury
Oeoige McClure is on trial In Judce Bak
er K court on the charge of attempting crim
inal assault The complainant U Laura
Birch The trhne l alleged to ha\c no-
curred Novrmber 10 of last year. Numerous
witnesses will be examined ae soon as the
Jury prelim'narlos ' are completed
Jamc-t CTamJall. who was brought Into
Judge Bakers court Tuesday to answer I
the charge of burglarizing the store of the j
Drexel Shoe company , haj been tHsmlb.-'cl
on account of absence of convicting testi
mony The witnessed 1 : attendance could
give nothing jx > bltlve , and those who were I
relied upon by the state to mnko a case
nsalribt the defendant could not be found I
Crandall has maintained over hln < .o his arrest - (
rest that he had nothing- do with the |
Drexcl burglary
EXTENT OF THE SNOW STORM
It Cuter * Iowa uiul 1'art of > cbru Uri
mill -MUiiuurl Cold Will
Continue.
bon't say anything a tout enow , for we
dldp't Tuesday " remarked Forecaster Welsh
yesterday morning I
"To tell the truth this snow came upon us I
without warning U reaches as far west as
North Matte and extends cast to the Hit.
slEE.ppt river. Its northern limit is Sioux
City and Its southern Kansas City. We are
in the deeptel part of it and it may stay
with us for a day All signs point to a con
tinuation of the cold weather. j
I
"We can get no report from Prince Al
bert , our northernmost fetation , and suppose
that the la t cold wave and the ttortn which
accompanied it crippled the telegraph
service , but from the most northern point ,
we can reach comci reports of a lower tem ' I
perature , which promises no warm weather
for ua until Thursday " {
1'orlr Vrnr for n. Koolpail.
KANSAS CITY. Mo , Feb 14 A Jury In
, < > rimlral rourt today save Ed Slmmf a
jra fortpnJ a forty-year ist-Wence In the
ix-iutentlary for inatthlng a white woman a
I > o k-tbook Two Juror * wantfl tJ give
tlm a life sentence
GROWING OLD
tlu'
crow lup old ntiil becoming
Is not n plcn nnt ono There l < 1IHU > to font
linwovor providing olio look * wuvfully nftor oue <
lii'.iltli.Itli tills eon < s"i'A l. ago coinos on like a
kindly winter and life's a lotted span Is lived out
with plrasuie
To tlio e IX ) and 70 year' ' of ape. and more and
vvlio roqnlio a tonltto aid nature , there Is nothing
can equal Warner's Safe Cure. It Is a purely veg
etable preparation and keeps the kidneys nnd liver
lu go d oinler , aiding the olreulatlou ot the blood ,
especially neco vary at this season of the year , and
stopping the vatf-e Avlili'li compels the arising nt
night and which to many H n touree of great dis
comfort.
llmidttite of te tlmonlnte ean be given from men
and women who ble-s the day their attention was
ilfst called to Winner' ; * Safe Cure. A single un
solicited testimonial h herewith appended.
I take pleasure In testifying to the merits
of Warner's Safe Cure. 1 am now76 years
of ago and hive been a great sufferer from
kidney and liver complaint for a good many
ycais. Tried a great many things but re-
celvvd no benefit until I W.TS advised by an
old acquaintance of mine who had been
taking Safe Cure for the same complaint ,
to try It , which I did , and after using two
bottles felt better and have taken altogether
one half dozen bottles und feel like a noiv
man. W. C. EDGAR.
Notary Public and Conveyancer ,
Alanson , Mich.
Medical advlcr ficc Addre" Warner1 * Safe L'u"-1 On
Rochester N Y MlcrosropUnl examination on applica
tion
WANTS TO BE A DETECTIVE
AniliHIouM Aoiith "VVoulil Cointint
Crime nx lie linn 1'ounil It 1'or-
trajctl In the rollce Gazette.
George Lathrop , 17 years old , applied to
Captain Her a * , central police station yes
terday for . Job as a detective Ho said
that'Detecthc Savage , who was a friend of
his , would recommend him , so he was told
to wait until that officer arrived. |
"My father and mother died when I was
2 years old. " said the would-be sleuth ,
"and since then I've been putting up with
a family at Thirtieth and Uurdette. I wab
born In Omaha and have lived here all my
life The last job I held down was as a
dish-washer In a restaurant "
"What makes you think you'd be a good
detective' " ho was asked.
"Well , I can spot a crook every time. "
"Did you ever read any detective stories' "
' Only In the Police Gazette. I read
that regular "
"How do you and Detective Savage come
to be so friendly ? "
"Well , he helped me out of a scrape once.
It was this way One night me and some
other kids was bummln' around down by
Eleventh and Howard , and they was a fight
in a saloon there We wasn't wise about
the mlxup , and the flm thing we knowed
here comes the patrol wagon , so we takes a j
sneak , and the other kids hides in a wagon-
bed Well , I tries to get in , too , but I sees
some one comln' , so I snuck up a stairway
to wait , and eome one retch up to where I
was and pulls me out. It was Savage
" 'See here , ' he says , 'what's your lay' '
. d I says , 'I'm Just goln' home from work. '
i be says , 'what did you knife the guy
the saloon fur' ' and I says , 'I didn't knife
j guy in the saloon ner no place else , an'
I ain't got no- knife , ' and then we gets to
talkin * an' I tells him where the other kids
ts hldin' out , an' he runs 'em In. An' that's
how- Savage and rde comes to be friends "
And the youthful Sherlock Holmes drew a |
copy of his favorite journal Richard K. |
Reynard's Pink Polution from his poeket
and proceeded to read something under the
head of "Subject of Illustration "
ROBBERY IN A LODGING HOUSE
Sin-lite Thief CnuKht an lie U Alioat to j
Unccrie by Way of the j
"Window. i
When John Trelmbubl awoke in the Far-
nam Street Lodging house at 5 o'clock
Wednesday morning ho was conscious of a
slight movement under his pillow. Turning
his head be saw a man crouched beside bis
bed The man's hand was groping in quest
of Trelmbubl's purse , containing $35.60 , I
Trelmbuhl reached for the bell button
and pushed it three times. Down stairs in
the office the clerk said to the bellboy "Mao
lu 3S wants hot water. ' I
A moment later there was the sound of.
bare feet pattering through the hallways , ]
mingled with cries of "Murder Police' '
The clerk went up and foutld Trelmbubl. '
clad in his night clothes and much excited ,
Drex L , Shooman Hits the Mark
When it comes to shoes and he hit it
hard with our men'u $3.50 shoe * . a cen
ter shot cveiy time Now you mus'ut
get tlH" L ? : { "X ) shoes mixed up with
i-onie others at that price for you can
buy $ y.50 ulux'H unywheie but they are
$ y.50 bhoeh and it keeps you bUH.v get-
ting your money out of them but It1 *
so difteient with these we npeak of
not because we sell them but because
they are made right from the tight kind
of leather Good heavy double foles
Just for this kind of weather.
Drexel Shoe Co.5
Ouak * ' Up-t-4at Shoo
FAKNAM STREET.
Our Four Leaders
are included In this special piano bale
thin week they arc the celebrated
Kuabe KImballKranlch . Ilach and
Hallett & Davis all at the hume easy
terms that makes piano buying eay
hero A few specials you should iuvchti-
fate Ono Baldwin upright piano , in an-
tiijue oak , nearly new , price $3JO ; termu ,
$15a b and & > a mouth. One ( -olid ouk
upright "Whitney" piano , only $ .J05J-J
terms , Sir * cat > h and $ b pur month. One
Cabinet Grand piano , tandard make , In
ebonlzed case , only ? 215 ; terms , $ 'M cash
and $ S per month. Some new pianos ,
$100 less than factory prices , on easy
tcims.
A. HOSPE ,
Music aid Art , 1613 Diul ,
standing in Iront of room 27 The jue l
managed to make it understood that hi
had been robbed , that the robber had dls
appeared in room 27 and that If the clerk
would go for the police he nould stand
guard
Officer Johnson appeared upon the scene.
Entering room 27 he found the single occu
pant engaged In untangling the flre escape ,
preparatory to making bis departure by way
of the window. lie was arrested , searched
and the money was found upon him. Ho
gave the name of John Martin.
As they took him down stairs the } met
the bellboy coming up with a pitcher of
hot water.
ROBBED DURING THE DANCE
I nnlile to Keep Time Ihrlx Thompson
TnkcH HI * Partner's Watch
nnil In Arrentctl.
In the Arcade Ealoon Wedoesday the music
box was playing "The Ororgin Camp Meet
ing" and J. E. Flood , a hackman , and Chris
Thctnpson , bartender of the Owl saloon ,
were trying a waltz to It With their arms
around each other they moved to the se
ductive strains with elephantine grace.
"I can't keep time to that , " said Thomp
son , as he thanked his partner for the
pleasure of the dance and put on his over
coat.
Just then Flood missed his watch.
"Well , you've kept my time , all right , "
be remarked , aa he rang up the police ela
tion.
tion.Before
Before loading Thompson Into the patrol
wagon the officers zearcbed him and found
the watch In bis shoe He was locked up
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25 cent * pcntage EC extrju
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