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THE ADVOCATE AND NEWS. JANUARY 19, POPULISTS III NEBRASKA. A Easiness Administration Brings State ' "Warrants, Which Were Being Dis , counted, Up to Par. Kansas and Nebraska are the two States In which Populism has been tried . to the greatest extent, and as a result they are the strongest Populist 1 States in the Union The record of tho party In Kansas Is well understood by read ers of the Advocate and News, but the splendid record of the Nebraska Popu list administration has not been fre quently referred to. When State Treas urer Meserve took charge, one year ago, lie found a defalcation on the part of his predecessor of $875,525, and the - treasury empty and warrants passing at about 93 cents, a discount of 7 per cent. This was certainly an unfavorable con dition to begin on. At the end of the Urst fiscal year he had registered $1,021, 053, compared with $1,624,020 during the corresponding preceding year of his pre decessor's term. Strict and absolute economy on his part and on that of his associates in State offices and in the Legislature brought about a reduction of $002,967. This Is just what any sane business man would do In his private affairs, and these Populist officers in troduced sane business methods into public affairs. State warrant's were paid promptly and honestly aa fast as jnoney was received and they soon rose In price until they now bring a pre mium of three-fourths of 1 per cent., where they had previously been dis counted 7 per cent. Then, instead of allowing these warrants to be hawked about, the Treasurer bought all that could be obtained with money from the school fund, thus securing to the State the interest on them. Ills predecessors had allowed this school money to He In banks where but a small amount of Interest was paid to the State. This evidence of business sanity brought good fruit, as the interest derived from the school fund for distribution to the schools amounted to $739,591, while the average for the previous years had been Imt $560,205. lie also managed things ao that he paid $748,015 of the public debt. A year or two of such manage ment will put Nebraska on her feet financially. Instead of pulling that State down and ruining her credit, the new officers have given the State a good name and have shown their . ability and disposition to give the public good, eco nomical, business-like service. Ne braska should be congratulated for the selection of such efficient officers. Mutual Life Ousted. "Last Wednesday the Supreme court ousted the New York Mutual Life In surance Company from Its corporate privileges in Kansas. This was one of the Hillmon companies, to whom Su perintendent McNall refused a license last March. Its old license expired and le simply refused to issue a new one. "The decision directs that the company 13 excluded from doing business in the State. This is the result of quo war ranto proceedings brought by Attorney General Boyle. As has been noted in these columns, the company voluntar ily withdrew from the State some weeks .ago. It filed a supplemental answer stating that it had withdrawn from the State, but Mr. Boyle insisted on a de cision. Justice Johnson held that the case should be dismissed, but Chief Jus tice Doster and Justice Allen united in rendering the opinion given on another page of this issue. Republicans Speak Well of McNall. What well-founded abjection any man, even though a rancorous partisan republican, can have to Webb McNall, va though he be a pig-headed, stiff necked, Ignorant free silver Republi can, driving a lot of robbing, fraudu lent or Insolvent insurance companies Trom this State, we fall to understand. The war Superintendent McNall has made on rates has reduced the cost of insurance from loss by fire from twenty five to thirty-three per cent., even in this city. Any one who gets his prop erty insured can verify this by looking rafc his old policies. McNall has been sustained In every position he has taken by both State and Federal courts. Two companies have withdrawn from the State one because Its fraudulent showing of assets were about to be exposed, and the other because the Su perintendent Insisted on its paying its "losses. The Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York, that has just bid us good bye, collected $183,000 in this State In premiums in 1896, and paid losses in this State amounting to $55,000, leaving $128,000 for expenses and profit. Mak ing a liberal allowance for expenses, this will give the company a clear profit on Kansas business of 200 per cent. Kansas can do very well without a com pany that robs her people so unmerci fully. If any Republican editor desires to continue to do business with tils company he can do so no doubt, by com municating with the home office. The reduction In the cost of insur ance, of freight rates and of the charges at the stock yards at Kansas City by this fool Pop administration are mat ters that will have to be met In the next campaign, and no blackguarding of Mc Nall or funny business about Levell ing or Jumper will do it. What the vot ers will ask for Is what they have been asking for for over thirty years results and earnest Republicans will better be looking them up. Hutchinson Interior-Herald (Rep.). Booth-Tucker's Colonization Flans. At a meeting recently held at Carne gie Hall, New York, Commander Booth Tucker of the Salvation Army discussed his colonization plans. He said that the plan was to transport the surplus pop ulation of cities to fertile lands which were obtainable in abundance In twenty three different States and Territories. Colonies would be located aa fast as pos sible. On the Arkansas, In Colorado, Ir rigable lands would be divided Into five and ten acre tracts and a cottage would be built on eaon. Other needful things would be supplied to the colonists. Plenty of land could be obtained and thousands were asking for an oppor tunity to locate on It. All that was needed was the necessary funds to care for the colonists until they could raise a crop. At least $100,000 should be avail able for this purpose. This would enable 200 families of 1,000 souls to be located on 2,000 acres of good irrigable land. A co-operative loan association, which will be conducted in the Interest of the colo nist, Is also planned to enable them to repay the funds necessary to give them a start. At this meeting $30,000 was subscribed for the purpose. Farmers' Institute Bates. The Agricultural College has already assisted in a number of farmers' insti tutes in "different parts of the State, this fall, and has promised assistance to sev eral other Institute organizations. The following are the places, dates and dele gations from the faculty, for which defl nlte arrangements have been made at this writing: January. 19-20. Manhattan, Profs. Campbell, Cottrell. January 26-27. Peabody, Profs. Camp bell, Cottrell.. February 1-3. Hiawatha, Prof. Fa vllle. February 10-11. Seneca, Profs. Camp bell, Cottrell, Assistant Clothier. February 10-11. Gardner, Profs. Fa vllle, Fischer. Institutes are also promised for Hack ney, Haven, Hutchinson, Arlington and Cherryvale but dates and speakers have not been selected. College speakers can be sent to a few more institutes, if applications are sent early. Omaha Stock Tards Beduce Charges. The Omaha Stock Yards Company has announced a reduction of rates of feed for stock. The new prices are 60 cents per bushel for corn and 80 cents per hundred for hay, a reduction of 40 and 20 cents, respectively. This reduction Is in line with that recently made at Kansas City and is indirectly due to Kansas legislation on the matter. It shows how far-reaching are the results of such efforts and how easily results may be accomplished In such matters if advantage is taken of available opportunities. Georgia Insurance Legislation. An Atlanta dispatch says that the house ha3 passed a bill making an insur ance policy incontestable after the first year. The vote was 92 to 43. The mea sure met with vigorous opposition. It also provides that in case of suit the de fendant company must deposit with the court the whole amount of premiums paid on the contested insurance together with interest, and if the company wins the Insured receives all of the premium and interest less court costs. Ellsworth Messenger: There are too many people in this town who will not "cast their bread upon the waters" un less they are assured beforehand that It will come back again In a few days a full grown sandwich, all trimmed with ham, butter and mustard, and rolled up In a warranty deed for one-half the earth and a mortgage on the other. Eulea of the Board of Health. The following rules, regulations and resolutions were passed at the regular meeting of the State Board of Health, December 29, 1897: Rule 2f, to read as follows: "The fol lowing rule Is made with respect to pub lic Institutions: It is respectfully rec ommended to the Board of Trustees of the State charitable Institutions, the sev eral Boards of Education, the trustees or directors of the several hospitals within the State, the officers and Regents of the State University, Normal school and Agricultural College, and other in stitutions of higher education-, to make, or cause to be made, by their health offi cers or attending physicians, or by one or more experts In sanitary science, at Intervals of not exceeding one month, a thorough and critical examination of the institutions under their charge, with special reference to the purity of the water supply, the disposal of slops and garbage, the drainage and sewerage, cel lars, cesspools, privy vaults, urinals, pig pens, and especially sleeping apart ments; and also report the same once a quarter to the State Board of Health. It is likewise recommended that the local Board3 of Health exercise especial hy gienic supervision over all such institu tions within their Jurisdiction." Rule 28. "All books, reports and papers of an official character in the hands of the county health officer are the property of the county or State; and all such property In the hands of such county health officer should be, and are hereby required to be, turned over, at the expi ration of their terra of office, to their successors In office." Rule 29. "Every physician or midwife who shall engage In the practice of med icine in the State of Kansas is hereby re quired to register with the County Clerk In the following forms (See form of reg istration in the annual reports), viz.: Name and county. Year of registration. School of practice. Location. Age. Nativity. Years In practice. Year of graduation. College or authority. Place of graduation." Also subscribe to the following oath: OATH. KANSAS STATE BOARD OF HEALTH. Registration Blank. Full name P. O. address When registered School of medicine Age and nativity Number of years in practice Number of years in practice in. Kansas. . Place of graduation Name of college conferring degree When diploma was conferred Remarks I , do solemnly swear that the foregoing statement Is true and correct. (Signed) Subscribed and sworn to before me this .... day of 189.. Notary Public. My commission expires , 189.. (N. B. Fill out in Ink and return to Secretary State Board of Health, Topeka, Kas.) Rule 30. "It shall be the duty of every county health officer to collect and for ward monthly returns of deaths, births and marriages reported by tho physi cians and midwlves practicing in his county. It Is his duty to see that the law is enforced in cases of neglect to make such reports to him." Rule 31. "In accordance with Sec. 10 (6035), 'It shall be the duty of the as sessors of personal property in the sev eral townships and wards of cities throughout the State, annually, to col lect such Information as to marriages, births and deaths as may b required by the State Board of Health, and report the same, at the time and in the manner prescribed by the said board, to the local Board of Health.' County health officers will see to It that the above sec tion (14, 1897.) shall be carried out by the Assessors; and that the necessary blanks be furnished in due time, as to form, and time as required." Resolved, "That a sanitary inspector for each county be appointed by the board to make volunteer reports of tha sanitary condition of their respective counties to the State Board of Health, as often as may be deemed necessary by the State board, or oftener If deemed neces sary by said inspectors." Resolved, "That we, the State Board of Health, earnestly recommend that all school boards of cities of the first and second class elect or appoint a sanitary school Inspector for the schools of their respective cities, who shall inspect and report to said school boards upon all matters pertaining to sanitary measures affecting the health of said schools." I Resolved, "That all persons practicing medicine In the State of Kansas by vir tue of diplomas from the following so called medical colleges are doing so Il legally, and are subject to prosecution under the Statutes of Kansas, and are hereby required to cease practice until legally qualified to do so according to law: Wisconsin Eclectic Medical Col lege; Illinois Health University, Chi cago; Illinois Medical College; also the Independent Medical College." "County health officers are hereby duly notified of this action, and will govern themselves accordingly. Persons regis tering under diplomas from the above so-called institutions will not have their names published In the annual report in the list of registered physicians." Resolved, "That the Executive Council and the committee on public printing be and are hereby earnestly requested to have the annual report of the State Board of Health published at as early a date as possible In order that the new county health officers may be early In formed of their duty. Also, that a thou sand copies, unbound, of the laws of the State and the rules of the board be printed to put into the hands of the profession and sent to those asking Information on the subject." Recommendation: "The State Board of Health recommends that the several county health officers receive as compen sation, according to size of county and duties to be performed, not less than $25 per annum to $350; and that they be re quired by the county Boards of Health to perform their duties promptly and faith fully." E. M. HOOVER, M. D President State Board of Health. II. Z. GILL, Secretary. FREE TO OUR READERS. Our readers will be pleased to learn that the eminent physician and scientist, Dr. Kilmer, after years of research and study, has discovered and given to the world a most remarkable remedy, known as Swamp-Root, for the cure of kidney and bladder troubles; the generous offer to send a bottle free that all may test its wonderful merits without expense, is In itself sufficient to give the public confidence and a desire to obtain it. Swamp-Root has an established reputa tion as the most successful remedy, and is receiving the hearty endorsement of all up-to-date physicians, hospitals and homes. If our men and women readers are in need of a medicine of this kind no time should be lost in sending their name and address to Dr. Kilmer & Co., Binghampton, N. Y., and receive a sam ple bottle and pamphlet, both sent ab solutely free by mail. The regular sizes may be obtained at the drug stores. When writing please say you read this liberal offer In the Advocate and News. THE SUCCESSFUL INCUBATOR. We have before us the new catalogue of the Successful Incubator, manufac tured by the Des Moines Incubator Co., Des Moines, Iowa. These people have been regular advertisers In our columns for several years past and we presume that many of our readers now own and operate the Successful machines. So far as we are able to ascertain the results of this machine in actual operation are such as to give a hearty endorsement to the name. We see by reference to the annual catalogue that the manufactur ers guarantee Is such as to leave very little to be desired. If there is any point of construction, material and actual In cubating ability that Is not completely covered by the guarantee, we fall to discover it. By the way, this 130 page catalogue Is crowded with good things that ought to be In the hands of every man or woman who Is interested in poultry in any way. It Is a handsome and valuable book and worth many times more than they ask for it. Send along 6 cents in postage stamps and se cure it before another day passes. It will repay you handsomely. HOMESEEKERS' EXCURSIONS. Tickets will be sold on the first and third Tuesdays of January, February and March via the Union Pacific to points In Missouri, Arkansas, Indian Territory, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Arizona and New Mexico, where the minimum round trip rate Is $7 or over at one fare for the round trip, plus $3. For exact territory and full informa tion or tickets call on or address F. A. Lewis, City Ticket Agent, or J. C. Fulton, Depot Agent, Topeka, Write for our clubbing rates with any periodical or set of periodicals.