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No 79

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of foreign and
domestic fabrics
For the Fall and Winter of 19oo hasI
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Ian Hamilto's March with
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portrait of Gen. Hamilton,
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London to Ledysmith
via Pretoria
An account .of Mr. Church-
ill's exper ences as a special
correspondent with the Brit-
ish armies in South AfricaI
from he early days of the
war until the relief of Lady-
smith. Containing also an
account of the armoured
train. Mr. Churchill's deten-
tion at Pretoria as a prisoner
of war, his escape and suse-
queit service in the Natal
I army-$I.2O

Debating Team Wins from MinnesotaI
iuaa Close Contest, the Decisiont
being 2 to 1.
Michigan last night won its semi-c
final contest in the Central Debating
League by defeating Minnesota in a
contest which was close and spirited.
The question under discussion read as
follows: "Resolved. That it is Unwise
for the States to Attempt to Tax Per-
sonal Property." Michigan upheld this
proposition, and it was opposed by the
Minnesota men. The judges decided
the contest in Michigan's favor by a
vote of two to one. Gov. A. T. Bliss
was to have been the presiding officer
of the evening, but was detained at the
last minute by the pressure of legisla-
tive business. President Angell acted
in that capacity, and after an organ
solo by Prof. Stanley, accorded a warm
welcome to the visiting debaters. The
speakers were allowed twelve minutes
each on their direct speeches. Follow-
ng these, after another organ selec
tion and encore by Prof. Stanley, ach
speaker made a short rebuttal ad-
Tle debate throughout was charac-
terized by spirit and warmth, occas-
ionally bordering on bitterness, but
was for the most purt good-natured on
both sides. After the discussion had
I rogressed somewhat all the speakers
began to devote a large part of their
efforts to a close techical discussioni
of the question whether frahise and
similar taxes we iersoial t s.
Tacy devoted suc tie to 5(ncicli
Ciscussion of terms and a 15c fally
dinute dissection of verbiage. Tme
seemed to be an effort to 111ke the
question hinge on a fine shale of
meaning and an elaboration of terms.
Aeide from this caractrisi . boit
4ss p-reseted the oeui:on aby andi
fairly. Mi(higIan's most evidew ad-
vantage lay in somewhat superior team
work and better elocutionary training.
The delivery of the victors was more
forcible and effective and enabled
them to make their arguments for their
utmost worth. The opening argu-
iients of all the speakers were strong.
On rebuttal Lende made a forcible re-
suie for the negative, ail Jacob for
the nthirimative presented clear and
effective answers to his opponents as
well as a strong summation for his
own side.
'the clseness ofut liecisios is in-
di"ative i sn the merits of the delate.
ihiligan, however, hade ii eideiit ad-
-antage in tfle manner of prea,nttion.
The audieice was fair and friendly and
applauded generously the strong points
of both sides.
Hon. Harry A. Garfield declared
after the contest that it was much
close and better than the final debate
with Chicago last year, which lie
heard. and much more difficult to de-
cide. He commeded especially the
work of Mr. Jacob.
The final debate will be between the
two old rivals, Chicago and Michigan,.
Chicago having defeated Northwestern
lasi night.
The judges last night were Hon.
Harry A. Garfield, Cleveland, O.; Hon.
Thomas A. Tracy, Toledo, O., and Hon.
IDavid Rosser, Chicago, Ill..
After the debate the judges and con-
testants repaired to the residence of
President Angell, where a reception
was given in their honor.
A resume of the debate is given be-
Mr. George W. Maxey was the first
speaker for the _affirmative. He set
forth in a clear manner the interpreta-
tion of the question and the proposi-
tions sought to be sustained by Mic-i
gan. Personal property taxes are not
adapted to modern conditions, for the

wealth of today is largely represented First "Coach" Story for the Season.
by stocks, bonds, etc., while formerly
it was derived, principally,'from lands. Last night's Ann Arbor Alrgus printed
i ainta that the stemwaa report to the effect that Graduate
unwise because it discriminated Mnue ar a fee 250t
against citizens; resulted ii double tax- CMana gerkBarmhoffeted Un,50 r-
ation, uncertain in collection, and soach Eckstorm of Ohio State Univer-
reached but a small portion of property city to cone to Michigan next fall and
of the country.act (s head coach. The gi--oip seems
to have originated with the O. S. U.
Mr. Lende, in opening for Mimnesota, Lantern acording to the Argus. When
maintained that the affirmative should seen by a Daily reporter this mornrug
prove that all efforts to reach personal Manager Baird said "No, I did not
property have been fruitless. He offer Mr. Ekstorn or any one else such
mamitaiied that to abolish the tax on amount. In fact we have been deluged
personal property meant the release of with applications from e --hes who
630 per cent of the property of the want positions here nex: y-i-r. Among
country from taxation. Mr. Lende their number was one from Mr. Ek-
made a strong plea for the taxation of storm. We have acce-i-lied none of
corporate property at its full value, as them as yet. We have hardly consid-
represented by its stocks and bonds. ered the commnunicatimns at all. You
In answer to the argument made by may say that the story is a fiction."
Mr. Lende, claiming that personal
property constituted 60 her cent of the
property of the country, Mr. Sonnen- No Until Septia i
schlien, for Michigan, showed that it
paid but 25 per cent of the taxes. In PresidentWilliam H Payne of Pea-
every state the personal property pays body Normal College, Nashville, Tenn.,
only a very small per cent of the tax. who has been appointed to and accept-
He put forth a clear argument in favor ed the chair of Pedagogy made vacant
of the abolishment of the personal by the recent death of Prof. Hinsdale,
property tax, and offered as a substi- has tound it impossible to settle up his
tution therefor, the creation of fran- affairs at Peabody College at once. but
chise, business and inheritance taxes. must remain there for some tine, pos-
Mr. Sonnenschein was followed by sibly until next summer. Thus Michi-
Alex. L. Jaues, who made a good ap- gan will not be honored by his pres-
pearance upon the platform. He ence until next fall. Dr. Rebec, Asst.
maintained that the majority of the Prof. of Philosophy, will continue to fill
decisions held that the tax on corpora- Prof. Hinsdale's place in the mean-
tions was a tax on personality. Also time.
that the personal property tax had
proved successful in the agricultural
Small Pox at the Univ. of Wisconsin
slates, mmmd to abolish the system____
would mecesarily increase the taxes f
be paid on other property in those "reat excitement prevailed in Wis-
states. The fact that several of fthe sonsin University over the discovery
states had abolished the personal prop- of a case of smallpox in t at institu-
erfty tax and had then gone back to it, tiou Thursday last. Over ''00 students
spoke eloquently for the system. were exposed. and, s a result. the
In closing for the affirmative Mr. law school has already I -:ii closed
Henry F. Jacobs presented the strong- indefinitely:
est argnment of the evening. The tax Severas persons are on probation
oi other property would not be in- awaitinugi the development of the dis-
creased by the abolishment of the per- ease. So many were exposed before
sonal property tax, for the franchise, the case discovered was identified that
business and other taxes proposed there are strong reasons for believing
would avoid this difficulty. The taxa- that all departments of the University
iton of a, corporation, he maimtained, will be closed until the epidemic has
was not a personal tax, but simply a ce ased.
tax imuposed for the privilege of doimg It would seem that they have not
business. The adoption of the fran- fared as well at Wisconsin as we have
utise, business andi mheritance taxes at ichiiga, mand the infection has
wouldi ncrease threefold the product- been far more widespread than it was
iveness of taxation. Ero



Mr. James McIntyre, while being
fairly strong im his presentation of
facts, did "otsave a delivery that vus
up to the standard of his colleagues.
He affirmed strongly that franchises
are personal property and that there-
fore the franchise tax proposed by the
afirmative could not become a proper
substitute for the personal property
tax. He also argued that to attempt
to tax business corporations for the
privilege of arrying oii busimess inma
state, would result,h mueir refusing to
do busmss there at all.
Chicago Defeats No thwstern.
(Special Telegram.)
Chicago. Jan. 11, 11 p. m.
U. of M. Daily. Am', Arbor, Mich.:
Chicago whis debate.
It will be seen by the foregoing that
Chicago will be our opponents hm the
final debate of th. Central Debating
The Grand Rapids Alumni Associa-
tign of the Umiversity of Stichigais is
beMug reorganized, and in three or four
weeks a banquet will be- held at which
officers will be elected. Pres. Angell
is expected to be present. There are
400 graduates of the U. of M. in Grand

shoul it get a foothold ill Wisconu-
sin in all probability that school will
be closed this week.
Tie student body here can no re-
alize and appreciate the quick action
taken at Miehigan to stamp out the
trouble. Students who have been slow
to comply with the vaccination require-
meuts should be vaccinated at once.
Michigan is free fron the epidemicand
so simply because due precautions
have been taken by the authorities.
Friends in the Legislature.
The University is particularly fortu-
nate ii havmig such good friends of the
imstitution* appointed as chairmen of
the University committees in the house
and senate.
D. M. Ferry, Jr., is chairman of the
house committee, and the warmth of
the Ferrys to the U. of M. is too well
known to need any explanation.
"Jim" Murfin, of Detroit, is chairman
of the senate committee, so that the
needs of the institution will be well
taken care of in the upper house.
On February Oth the U. of M. Glee,
Banjo and Maindolin clubs will give
their first concert of the year in Ui-
versity Hall. Following this appear-
ance the clubs will give a concert in
Detroit. Faculty permission to make
a tour out in the state is expected.

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