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TTIE OMAHA DAILY BEEt WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 1902.
Tiie omaiia Daily Bee.
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Seal.) M. B, H UNO ATE.
Some of the Boer commanders are to
visit Europe. They earned their vaca
tions. The possibilities of the photographla
camera as an arbitrator of labor strikes
are yet to be demonstrated.
From tbe way they are sliding around
tbe new oleo law those oleo manufae
turcrs must be mighty slippery fellows
Russell Sage was shaken up by a
street railway accident the other day
But no one has been able to shake him
Striking garment makers In New York
have "a press committee." That looks
like twentieth century labor union man
Street signs that are indestructible are
Vrhat the council committee proposes to
exact from bidders. Nothing on this
earth Is Indestructible except matter and
Having been a star performer at so
many three-ring political circuses, no
.wonder ex-Senator Allen cannot repress
bis desire to take In the real thing once
In a while.
Army promotions are moving so fast
In thoe days of age retirements that it
tkft an expert to make sure of address
ing a high military man by tbe right
title one day after the other.
Senator McLaurtn evidently forgot
that there are a lot of ex-senators who
hara cot hesitated to connect with the
federal salary roll by appoiutmenta ar
ranged for as a result of legislative
A picnic la on tbe tapis for the Doug
laa County Democracy. , As all games
of chance and gambling devlcea are to
be strictly tabooed according to tbe pros
pectus, no Jacksonlan will feel at home
there unless he brings his own deck with
Instead of amazement at the numer
ous railroad wrecks, the real wonder Is
that they are so few, in view of the dlffl
cultles presented' by washouts, floods
and swollen rivers. Give the men who
operate the trains credit for unusual
kill and seal In preventing Interrup
tion of railroad traffic.
Land Commissioner Follmer thinks he
has uncovered a tract of school land
supposed to have been washed away by
the Missouri but since restored by the
same vagarious stream to the domain of
Nebraska. It takes an elusive piece of
school land to escape the vigilant eyes
of the present land commissioner.
It . Is recorded In the old testament
that when David and Jonathan met
they fell upon each other's necks, em
braced and wept for Joy. Tbe meeting
' of Our David and Ills Thomas was only
a twentieth century repetition of the
biblical Incident, the only difference
being that they kissed each other on the
Tbe gratifying announcement Is made
that Congressman Mercer will hire an
6fflce In Omaha for a few weeks In
which he will do business. . In former
campaign years the Mercer bureau waa
located In Tom Blackburn's apartments
as a matter of economy. Our Dave must
have money to burn thla year or he
would not be so extravagant.
In a desperate attempt to score a
point, one of the speakers at the woman
suffrage conference In session at Asbury
Tark Is said to have declared, "Two-
thirds of tbe cuut'h members are
women and nine-tenths of the criminals
are men." The surprising thing Is that
the women convent to have anything to
rio with the men at all, much leas beg
to shaxe their right to vote
mtorims that coiftLWT. I
In th armimpnt in thn mil mad taxiing about reform. provided tbe advo-
case before the Nebraska supreme court I
the railway attorneys undertook to com-1
bat the assertion that the railroads of I
this state had Immensely Increased In
value and should therefore be assessed
for taxation at figures greater Instead of
less than ten years ago. From their
piteous pleai one would gather the lm-
presslon that the greater part of the
mileage was not paying operating ex-
penses and that they were unable now
to bear even the burden of taxation they
formerly carried without complaint
A story which conflicts with this dls-
mnl nlftrim rnmo. fmm an authority
equally, If not better, versed In railway
flnancea than the railway attorneys, n
I. ... l,-l o hT thtl
W. Gates, who has been prominent In
financing various railway mergers. In
vtilnh Via serf I
People have but a remote Idea of tho
macniDce nt condition of moet of tbe rail-
roadi ( the weat, unless they have I
traversed them within the past three or I
four yari. The railroads have been
. mirk mnnav h thalp areata I
est trouble ha. been to hide a large por-
tloa of their net earning., and this they
have done by charging them to operating commlsalonera In their effort to revive Unprecedented sales of farm machln
expenses. Today there Is scarcely a I trade between Great Britain and South err- are renorted throughout Nebraska.
prominent railroad in the United States
that has not million of dollars la Its
treasury, which It Is continually using to
better the condition of its roadbed, to put
In new steel bridges la place of wooden I
structures, to cut eut curves and cut down
graaea, 10 erect new oocaa ana generally
to enhance the value of It property with-
out materially decreasing the rate of
The railroad Interests of this country
are to go through a continual process or
consolidation. Small lines will be
,kanrh.i4 hw 1 . r v . ... TftA l.n.nn. rf
freight rates In the United States will
within the next ten years be lower and cause we could make lower prices as rescind their excited walla about Presl
yet the profits of the railroads will, tn well as faster deliveries than English dent Koosevelt's administration attack
my Judgment, be even greater with the manufacturers. With a large advantage lng the religious Interests of the Chris-
lower rates, owing to the Improvements
In enlllnv atnok mnA nnll iu naA
bed, the cutting out of curves and cutting
down of grades and increasing train loads. I
The amount of money paid out by rail- I
roaa companies in rebates sinoe the pas-
1888 would, in my Judgment, almost nay
the national debt. What haa made th
r.iir... v.. v.. I
people for nothing and cutting nominal I
tanns actually in two m many instances.
The railroad situation la tho United
mates toaay, nowever, is Detier man ever I
m its history.
If What Mr. Gates has Said Is true, as
It undoubtedly Is, the lament of the rail-
wr arfnrnova ont t.v mll.
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mai out rauivBu. are orenaxeu musi ue
pure fiction. It might not be Inappro-
nrlofo fr th. .IHo. Mn.
llZi, - l"
omuu, iu (n Hi wucu wiiu nr. uim
and try to reconcile their stories. I
mnnw Mirura n i ,
j tnxyio ni o muuigiDg ia i
comment on a highly sensational story,
wired out of Lincoln last week, purport-
lng to be an account of the meeting of
wuiiiiiiu-a lurueu rymg out tne ideas wnicn naa ueeu am- summer gatherings retailing her ex
down" Senator Dietrich. These papers J cussed and the pope would himself periences to the eeeker for knowledge who
maae out tnat tne senator was an "un-
bidden guest" at the meetlno-. tn whlnh
he made . personal appeal for endorse-
ment only to meet a sharp rebuff. To
some of these accounts Is couded the
BBRmnn riinf tha um la 1
. "--"-" " - wuw 1
With State Chairman Llndanv anil r.thA-
equally discordant fabrications designed
10 uincreuii mm witn tnose ignorant of
the truth. I
The Bee does not hesitate to brand
cloth. One of Its editors Is a member
icyuunwau sutie committee ana
was present throughout Its recent mot-1
, v.ki-,- .
rh-r mtln in eh e . v
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between 8enator Dietrich and the com-
mmee or us cnairman. un tne contrary,
me senator was present along with
congressman aurkett and other nomi-
s a - . M i
unur u,.. nuu IOr state omces,
at the Invitation of the committee
through its chairman. The senator was
canea upon 10 aaaress tne committee
and was cordlallv -l-r1 althh hi.
. . , " , , "
wcr biuiw to me
enect mat as me memners had gathered
i ruin a 11 naru or rnn stata mr Mm noaa
: " ' , V T T Y7.T
no u.u luiciruyi uieir ueuoera-
lions, our, wouia noid mmselt at all
tlniea and In every possible way at the
service of the committee for the promo-
tlon of the campaign work. His remark.
Drl mo k;uw wr uib otner guesia as
they were called upon, who all spoke
BUIiBiantmiiy IB me same tenor.
It is only fair to Senator ni.trl. n
that the baseless and malicious report.
A RtvoLT AQAUSST PROHIBITION.
The. principal Issue In the Vermont
campaign mis year is prohibition. The
republican convention declined to Dut
In Its platform, as urged by a consld-
erable element of the party, a declare-
tion m tavor 01 nign license and local
option, but It adopted a resolution that
the question be submitted to tbe people
at some future time. This was not sat -
isractory to me republicans of the local
option league and that organization
nominated Independent candidates for
state offices, on a nlatform whlrh
manda the repeal of the prohibitory law
and the enactment In Its stead of a high-
license, local-option statute. Thus the
Vermont republicans are divided on this
question and the possible effect of this
may be the loss of the state. There
is also a revolt against prohibition In
New Hampshire and It Is said the
gubernatorial canvass In that atate Is
aaaumlnir a similar aanort aa In Vr.
The fact Is that prohibition has been
a failure in both states and they are
apparently no longer willing to follow
the example of Maine, where under the
.-,.. nrl.lkliln lk. ..1. . i
eating liquors has been winked at In
most of the cities. In such places an
irregular compromise of periodical fines
haa been for yeara taklna the nlaca
f nraMihl. li.n.o .r.i.m vot
: " " " . IT V " , ' ;'" V
to im euiDtMui m uie state taw. uat-
ever may be the immediate result," ob -
serves tbe Boston Transcript, "either
In Vermont or New Hampshire, at the
.n.,M...,l. 11 .l.tln. h -rr-t
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me prvteet against yruuiuiuoa must
eventually prove InstnirriVntal ,n bring-1
rates of local option arc true to their
convictions and refuse to give their
votes to candidates who are not un-
reservedly In sympathy with them-1
selves in this matter." The surprising
thing is that these Intelligent and law-
respecting communities should have so
long tolerated a system that has every-
where proved a failure and nowhere
more conspicuously than In their own
states, with the possible exception of
n U(B lew u,
commissioners sent to South Africa were
Ot lUUlulcra, mure nua ui'uuou.o
mu8t nTe Uht1' marred th har"
mour 01 w ""- uu
vuamirci waaaa. tv 1
York offerin8 'rel8ht from ha
t s anoui one-uiira xne lowest,
rates from England and other members
gaid they had received the same offer.
lt . t UndersUnd that this an-
cement must have proved some-
wnat oiscouraging 10 me nusa iraae
but u ,8 not onjy -lample
. . , . . ... K?.K t.m
will have to contend.
The very low rate offered from New I
york is attributed to the new competl-
r th t rt Th TTnttAft States
I. ... .. . . I
already nad great advantages in aoutn
African trade. ooa ana lumoer ana
railroad material, which are large im-
portJ aj Capetown and . Durban, are
among our leading exports. , Bridges and
locomouves we uuth kui iuiuiw
ln freight rates there is no reason why
we should not do a large trade with
South Africa in the face of British com-
petition. Indeed lt Is not the competl-1
Uoa of Britifln 0 much a8 that 0f
tho Germans that we have to fear In
the Struggle for that trade.
anvcRSORTAFT'S CLUSIXO lXTKHTlEW I
. , ....
eruor xuii tuiu irvyv jucv uiciim
tlon because of the fact that lt sweeps
ow.v tl.o fAlao rnnrt that hnd irone
0ut respecting the negotiations with the
. j , I
YBllOUl IHU tlVCS reueeu mduhuto ui
desire of the (Jatboilc autnorities at
Rome to do all they believe they prop-
eriy can ao TO meet tne requirements w
q,, United States. .When Uovernor
Taft PxnrPHHed reeret at the false re-
norta that were Dut Into circulation the
w l8 reported to have protested
.... . i .
against tnose repons, ne naving pre
Tiously expressed himself as pleased
that the nesrotlatlons hnd progressed so
weiL He also stated that an apostolic
ld i-tmcfd - to car-
watch over the work of the delegate, in-
- . ai,rrtir.nt.
Nothlng could more conclusively show
fh crrMt Interest which the pontiff
L.v, in thi. mnrtor and lt ahould be
... ...... ,. ... 1
satisfactory , IO ail reasouaoio ikiivui,
Th. 1. n
a ,m r in 11 it- ui riuirotaui, a. aav. 1 v w I
een this government and the
yatican and lt appears safe to assume
.... .in The United
o.... . ,. .-.B.rnnizin.r th Catholle
upon any of its representaUves there. It
naa (imply asked the asslsunce or tne
. ...1 i.i. t?
.HhHrwBl from the islands 01 me I
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Spanish rriars wnose presence mere
sieved tb be a menace to peace. There
no obiection to represenUtlves of
rh- chnrch of other nationalities taking
thA of the objectionable friars,
who according to Catholic testimony
are obnoxious to the native clergy and
to a very large portion of the people,
Th vti.an did not see Its way clear
to complying witu mm UCTfc
tne Ume flxei f0r withdrawal, DUi
dld not regard the position and views of
i . - . . ,. - unwaa.
tm" OTernBleul " BUJU"
ranted. or at all events did not indicate
uch a feeling. There are some at
Tma r ranrA. who think the friars
ghould permitted to remain, believing
Z, which have been made
againBt them are not well founded, out
nothing of this kind has been said or
I ir-nlil hv authority Of the Vatican. On
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wlthdrawaf 0f the Spanish friar, and
I rna rouirHI T. lb uiuwocu Mu i""
the substitution of priests ef other na -
intelligent Catholics who can look atf"4 ommlssloa of 10 per cent from
this matter without prejudice will find
no reason for just compiaini at me posi-
I tlon of the United States, especially In
view of the fact that there has been
nothing of the kind from the highest
I authorities or tne cnurcn. x-roiesuiuiB,
on tbe other band, cannot reasonably
find fault with the desire of the Vatican
1 to nroceed carefully with the consldera -
I tlon of this problem, wnicn is manuestiy
one of great delicacy. The negotiations
at ltome. entirely undiplomatic in char -
t,. Vu.n rnndnotpd In a eandld.
straightforward way and undoubtedly
thla will be continued when they are
resumed at Manila. TO effect nas
I been to create pleasant relations be-
tween our government and the Vatican
from which good results may be ex-
pected, at least in regard to the Philip-
I . 1 , -
Tn Kor.raaka tha railroad attornevs and
that railroad property In this state Is
I grossly overtaxed and n justice were
J. to be done their assessments would be
reduced still further Instead of In-
a t ii. ,v, .,.
attorneys are going through the same
I performance before the State Board of
I Tax Commissioners, their motto Is
"lt well enoueh alone " with the Dlea
tho ...ni .i,iM .iir.w.1
. .17 I . Z
w remain w uuou coauXe lor iu prea-
1 ent. In Indiana the assessment of real
I estate Is not .made every year and the
additional argument Is thrown lu that It
t I ill K (.,. nnnuh tn In.wiM tho ral.
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uiuuu vk u iwiwu wucu uto
crease In the value of realty can also
be taken into account next year. Tbe
versatility of the railroad lawyer! cn-
not be better illustrated. niie Dupy
In nearly every state trying to ward
off taxation, they adjust themselves to
different conditions with marvelous
agility. The railroads of Indiana are
willing to stand at the highest vaiua-
tlon ever before placed npon them, but
the railroads of Nebraska, which Wt-re
assessed In 1891 at $20,854,221 for
0,157.57 miles, Insist now' that an as-
sessment for 1901 on 5,652.33 miles of
$20,340, 1 35.90 la altogether too high.
Headers 01 We local popocrauc Organ
win now have a double-column double-
MOttea serial continuing inaennueiy
rroin 0aT t0 aa- on the evil results 01
the policy of Imperialism that Is putting
the declaration of independence to Sleep
&UU BO irH UBLOrrUlDK UIO lDfleriWU UICBB-
Ings of liberty that the fathers could no
longer recogulxe them. Imperialism is
to be the scarecrow and the bogle man
0f the Dendlns: camnalsn. paramount
.w .11 nt-h.r n.r.mnnnt i..mp. what
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Bnall we do t0 gaTe1,
and, what U equally to the point the
purguases are mauo wiuua un means 01
the purchasers. Nebraska farmer not
only appreciate the advantage of up-to
date Implements for their farm work.
K tu. . In nA.i.lAn t i.u .rt..n
. . . . .
tage of modern mechanical devices as
never before. Farming In Nebraska has
become a business that pays best re-
turns when run on business methods,
Our popocratlc friend will have to
tlanlzed inhabitants of the Philippines in
requesting the withdrawal of the friars,
The church authorities, for some reason,
fall to see any omen of antagonism or
religious warfare In the president's post
Oar the Road to Promotion.
Buffalo Ex Drees.
Pension Commissioner Ware aeema tn ha
following Evan.' methods. Then, will b
loot share Evans' fate?
Not Ornmbllnsr Much Wow,
Detroit Free Press.
V. 1 V n II . , W . . . - -
H. rrtimhton whnn hie mm I. hurnt ,.n
and he, grumbles when It la drowned out
A Publication Orerdae,
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"The Life and Crimea of Harry Tracy"
Is about due on the book market. It may
be doubted, though, it lt would be possible
A Safe Tea-to-Oae Shot.
The n-en wre Bot deceiving. Miss
- two-bits to. pay tor a lecture ticket
Whether tb proceeds is to reimburse the
TSKXt S tol'SSnZ
Los Angeles Herald.
w. - . a.., a. - a m
NIo Educational .s.oTaUon" S MuZ
spoils was not ao great a success, in point
of attendance, as the preceding one In Las
Angeles. Minneapolis Is a very attractive
people toward the metropolis of southern
What Wilt Senator Spooaer Dot
It mty be taken for Brantea that senator
gpooner will not humiliate himself. He
will not crawl or truckle. He will pre
erT" n, own -reapeci. rne senate
rj""" "' " rir."" "LlT
i w in uu uutmui uuwurtuj ui aim own
dIgnlty ana honor for the ,ake of itayng
there. But lt la to be hoped that he win
not allow himself to be driven from the
UB,U mn' iric"y uu"' cnai
"ons- rn republicans or tne whole coun
I try have claims on him. Take him all In
an, he is the moet useful man la the sen.
1, Paa-Amerleaa Grafters.
I What the creditors of the Pan-American
exposition need is an organization for pro
ctio "5,nt . peculiarly insolent and
".,m0.!. . "S?
scandal. The amount or valid claims
for material furnished, construction work
aou" mua aerTicee renaerea ia aooui u.
000- Toward liquidating this tadebtednen,
I i - j enn ava n , . ,
"WeU 'TSSu wty
1 which now enlists the earnest attention
of greedy promoters and lobbyists. They
aDDPODPlatl011. th, Ch.nces are tht
they wm get it, unless the Treasury de
I pertinent shall refuse absolutely to recog
n' nr agreements of addition, division
V&,Ti : iegUiaUon.
I suppression or mendicancy.
1 No Eusm for Centtaemaee of tho
. strect-Beia lfoisanee.
I Providence Telegram.
1 New York city has a new system for the
suppression of mendicancy. The system Is
0tpt0ub (.,01.. or?
g,niMtions). aided by the police ana courts
of the elty. Members of the society take
pains to inform themselves regarding the
beggars, regular and special, ana thus as-
A ,tatement of the association's work and
I results U made public and explains that
I professional beggars are now arrested aa
1 vagrants. Instead of 'disorderlies," and. If
. .tMA .,. , ,v ., .v.
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choice of the almshouse, and usually take it,
I while the younger ones are discharged on
lh promise of relatives or friends to take
care VI mem or preTiav uim wub wars.
It noteworthy that a large percentage
th. b.ara who ,6emlne- deformities
or infirmities appeal so strongly to the pity
I and assistance of tbe people turn out to be
f r possess means sufficient to ran
deT unneceoiary their Insistent calls for aid
TUre Is reason and Christian charity In the
ld ,na. be..arr. wen the mendicant U
I driven to it by actual netd, ought not to be
I accounted a crime, but every community
should provide some effective means of car-
I ,or ,l" oeserving poor wiiaoui auojecx-
ln Pop1 " ta tt- aaaoyaaoe
I of asllcltttioa.
DEMOCRATIC HARMONT HOT AIR.
Bryan aa av liialateajrator.
Bryan's recent pronunciamentos mark
distinctly his Ideas of "democratic har
mony." In his autocratic way he has read
out of the democratlo party old stagers of
that party who voted the democratic ticket
before he was out of short clothes, and the
younger element, who have discovered that
the "cross of gold" speech was made by a
populist enthusiast and that Bryan never
was a democrat after the manner laid down
In the canons of Jefferson, Jackson, TUden
nd Cleveland. Way bark In October, 1S93,
the democrats of Nebraska held their state
convention at Lincoln and adopted a plat
form by a large majority in which they en
dorsed President Cleveland, and especially
favored his recommendation to congress for
tbe repeal of the silver purchase clause of
the Bherman act and called tor Its pro -opt
repeal. Thereupon young Mr. Bryan flamed
up from his seat, and, waving his arms
frantically, declared that, If the party en
dorsed such action, "I want to promise
that I will get out and serve my country
and my Ood under some other name, If I
go alone." Subsequently Bryan accepted
tbe nomlnatloa of the national populist
party, at St. Louis. In 189, to the presi
dency, and alao that of the populist-conquered
democratlo party, and In 1900 he
did the same thing. He had nothing to do
with the democratlo party until It was
popullied. As he swore In 189S, he went
out "under some other name," and that
name was "populist." That element fa
vors him yet. so far as it can.
As a disintegrator of the democratlo party
Bryan has been a stunning success. He
is striving to continue that work through
the Commoner, tn which he seeks to utter
something sensational every week and to
refute tbe statement of the old leaders
that he Is politically dead and cannot be
revived, whatever he may say on the stump
and In the Commoner.
The number of democrats who are squirm
ing over the consciousness of the extent to
which they have been fooled by blm Is In
creasing, but, after being knocked oft the
coachman's seat of the democratic vehicle.
Bryan clings to the boot, yelling directions
to the half dosen distracted Individuals who
are trying to gather in the lines and keep
the animals under control. It Is a sight
to convulse gods and men.
Aa Artlat Only of Dleaster.
New Tork Evening Post.
Mr. Bryan now shows every sign of
monomania. "Remember 1894," is his
latest shriek, "and how Cleveland led the
party to terrible defeat" One would think
that party defeats would be the last thing
that Mr. Bryan would care to mention.
As aa architect of defeat he himself is
without a peer. He Is consummately per
fect in the art of showing his party how
not to win. He has fairly wallowed In de
feat for six years. Under his leadership
the democratlo party has not only twice
lost the presidency, but congress after
congress and state after stale, not for
getting Bryan's own Nebraka. If defeat Is
an argument for heeding a political leader
no longer, be has the least right of any
man living to demand that his counsels be
followed. To attend further to such an
artist of disaster would be party madness
Did Cleveland Lave tho Party t
New Tork World. '
Mr. Bryan charges that Mr. Cleveland
left the democratic party in 1896."
The former president may Justly claim
that he didn't leave. He simply stood
still, oa precisely tbe platform upon which
the democratlo party bad twice elected
htm president, and where as to funda
mental principles Jefferson, Jackson, Sey
mour and TUden had stood before him.
It was the Chicago convention that "left
the democratic party" la a wild goose
chase after popullatlo and free silver
republican votes. Naturally and rightly
they "got left" at the pells.
The democrats who are still at "the old
stand" occupy the only right and hopeful
rallying point for a reunion of the scat
tered forces, to be effected without recan
tation on one side or reproaches on the
other, tor a new departure on old lines.
No Platform Broad Enoish for Both.
W. J. Bryan holds that that there can be
no harmony between "a democracy that
means democracy and a Clevelandlsm that
It Is certain that Grover Cleveland would
reply that there can be no union between
a democracy that means democracy and a
Bryanlsm that means populism."
So there you are. The prospects for
democratic harmony are no better than at
any time since the campaign of 1900. Tbe
long-haired populists are shouting demo
cracy and the well-groomed, silk-hatted
New Torkers are talking hard about the
glorious principles of democracy. But
there Is as much difference between the
Kansas-Bryan brand of democracy and the
New York-Cleveland brand as between the
koran and a Sunday morning newspaper
Neither time nor defeats have taught new
lessons or settled old scores. Bryan and
his followers worship before their sam
old gods, and the eaatern democrats hold
to their own altars and Idols. No con
vention can make a plaform broad enough
to hold both factions.
PERSONAL AND GENERAL.
Frederick Fanning Ayer of Lowell, Mass
has Just given $100,000 to four charitable
Institutions In that city. Of thla sum $50,
000 goes to the Old Ladles' horde.
Senator Mason of Illinois is the latest
devotee of the shirtwaist habit. "When
It's hot," he Is quoted as saying, "a man's
first duty la to be as cool as he can."
John R. McVlckar of Boaton celebrated
his 74th birthday last week. He waa born
north of the Arctic circle at Fort Revolu
tion aad christened by Sir John Franklin
The announcement that King Oscar of
Sweden is writing his memoirs is hardly
a surprise, for the reason that he has so
frequently and so successfully engaged in
The name of the Austrian emperor re
cently figured In tbe will of one of his
poor but loyal subjects. ,Tbe sum left to
his majesty amounted to 12, and the em'
psror accepted it as an acknowledgement
of a singular display of loyalty.
Sir Francis Knollys, King Edward's prl
vate secretary, haa decided to retain his
surname on his elevation to the peerage,
and will hencefor.h be known as . Lord
Knollys. Society had made up its mind
that he would style himself Lord Caver
Tbs late Archbishop Patrick A. Feehaa
left an eatate of more than 1120,000, which
under the terms of his last will, drawn on
Mav 10 last. Is distributed among the
members of his family and those Instltu
tlons which for years have been his espe
elal care. Tbe entire eatate la in peraonal
property, and more than half of it is life
Congressman Thomas Henry- Ball of the
First district of Texas was welcomed borne
with much cordiality by the business men
of Houston on the adjournment of con
gress. They gave him a big reception and
preaented him a silver service of 131
pieces In recognition of his services In
greatly aiding in securing an approprla
tlon of $1,000,000 for the beginning of the
work en a deep waterway from Houston
to the gulf,' the fruition ef the hopes of
the people of ths city for over a quarter
BOYHOOD DAYS OP GAGE.
Former Secretary of the Treaanry
Tells How He Started In I.lfe.
Lyman J. Gage In August Success.
In my own career, I have learned that
varied experience In early youth la often
of great value In after life. My school
days ended when I waa 14 years old, and I
began work as a mall agent on the Rome,
Watertown aV Ogdensburg railroad. . I do
not mean to say that whea I stopped school
my education ceaaed, for lt was after 1850
that my character received its greatest de
velopment. I was but poorly satisfied with
my work as mall agent, although lt taught
me much that I didn't know before, and I
rpt my eyes open for something better.
Ia a abort time, the death of the president
of the United States resulted in the loss
of my first position. The village post
master waa removed from office, and, of
course, my dismissal followed. This was
discouraging, but I re-entered the village
academy to pursue, for a time, my atudlea.
There was In our town a small bank, and
this Institution had always poaaeesed a
fascination for my youthful mind. I used
to watch the merchants going In with bags
Of gold and bundles of greenbacks, and
coming out again with only account books
In their hands. . I knew that the bank had
some connection with tbe government, and,
being greatly impressed with Its dignified
appearance and the actions of Its officers, I
was seised with a desire to work within Its
walls. When I annlled for a coal lion I
learned that there waa ao likelihood of a
vacancy occurring tn the near future: so.
nen I was offered a place la a local sta
tionery shop at a salary of $100 a year I
accepted with alacrity. The wages were
small. Indeed, but la this shop I was priv
ileged to become acquainted with general
literature, and spent many hours with the
great authors. Bo the months with the
stationer were not without profit.
After, a time there was a rival bank es
tablished tn the town, and I was offered
the position of "messenger and general as
sistant," at the same old salary of $100
a year. I didn't hesitate, but left the store
to enter the bank, and so began my career
In the financial world. My duties as "gen
eral assistant" were many and varied, t
was lanltor. first of all, and attended to
the heating of the building. I made many
trips every day to the cellar for coal, and
used to think the offlcls'j most extrava
gant when they insisted on a fire when
the days were comparatively warm. I was
obliged to keep the front sidewalk clear
of dirt In the summer and of snow in the
winter, and had to sweep the floor of tho
banking room dally and dust the desks
and furniture frequently. As the "mes
senger" of the bank, I was sent around
town with notices of notes which had fallen
due, and with drafts which had been sent
to the bank for collection from other cities.
All these duties kept me fairly busy! but I
till had time to learn something of bank
ing Ss a business, and of the transactions
which took place behind the counters. Aa
the buelneas of the bank increased, the
teller and the bookkeeper welcomed my
assistance in their departments; and, when
summer came, and there were no fires to
make and no snow to shovel, I had oppor
tunity to learn moat of the details of the
business. After a while I was Intrusted
with tbe work of tbe teller or of the
bookkeeper when either waa kept at home
by Illness, and at the end of my first
year t felt that I was Indeed "cut out for
banker," I had so good an opinion of
my accomplishments that I demanded of
my employers an Increase of salary for my
second year. They replied that I was re
ceiving all they could afford to pay, and I
At this time, nearly every boy in central
New Tork had the "western fever," and,
after I left the bank, I developed a very
bad case. I determined to start tor Chi
cago to make my fortune, and arrived
there one day In 1855, with few dollars and
no friends. I had my mind made up to be
a banker, and supposed that lt would be
easier to find an opening in the western
city than lt had been in my native village.
But when I made the rounds, I found that
no embryo banker was needed. I could
not afford to be idle, so I determined to ac
cept the first position which should offer,
whether or not lt was to my liking. It
does not pay for a young man starting in
life In a strange city to be too particular
about what he does for a living. I soon
found a place as bookkeeper for a lumber
company. The panic or isst aneciea even
bookkeepers, however; and, when tbe firm
found lt necessary to reduce expenses, I
gladly- accepted appointment as nlgbt
I had been la Chicago three years before
good fortune seemed to come my way. I
had visited every banking house several
times in search of a position, for I was
convinced that banking ought to be my
career, and I was a familiar' applicant to
all the officials. On the 3d of August, 1858,
date I shall always remember, I was
summoned to the office of the Merchants'
Loan and Trust company, where my name
was on file as a candidate for any position.
however humble. "Can you keep a set of
books T" asked Mr. Holt, the cashier. "I
can try," was my answer. "That Isn't
what we want," said Mr. Holt: "can you
do ltT" "I can. If lt can be done In
twenty-three hours out of twenty-four," I
rcp'lcd. and I was thereupon engaged at an
annual salary of $500. After working so
long at uncongenial employment with low
wages, this opening made me very happy
I felt that my future was assured, for I
had obtained, at length, the long-desired
standing room In a Chicago bank.
The story of my further progress can be
of little Interest to those who are beginning
life In the financial world. My early prepa
ration in the New Tork village was moat
useful, and, since I had also benefited from
my experience with the world, my position
was secure. If a young man has some
preparation for bla work, if he secures a
proper opening and if he behaves himself,
there can be no question of his future. In
two years after I entered the service of the
Merchants' Lon and Trust company I waa
given the position of cashier at an annual
salary of $3,000, and naturally I was en
couraged to find that my efforts were appre
ciated. I enjoyed my work and was more
convinced than ever before that banking was
tbe career for which I was beat fitted by
Tbe public appreciates more and more tbe
Importance of Investing money In men, not
In buildings. When I hear of large gifts to
erect magnificent halls at our colleges I
think what greater good would be aecom
pllshed If that money were used to help a
number of deserving young men and women
through their college coura. When these
ycung people have finished their work In
the world they may each and all be able to
erect $50,000 buildings for their alma
maters. A certain generous-minded man
once said to me, "I have given money quite
freely to help tbe distressed, te soften tbe
bitterness of helpless age and to alleviate
the condition of the unfortunate, but there
was little or no inspiration in it- When, en
the other hand, I have helped a bright boy
to secure for himself a good education, my
Imagination has become affected. I have
seen my dollars won by hard application. In
sordid ways transmuted Into Intellectual
agenclea powerful to affect the thoughts and
feelings of generations which will live when
I am dead." This sentiment Is beoomlng
prevalent among the thoughtful me a of
MRS. J. EffDOMNUL
Was Sick Eight Years with
Female Trouble and Finally
Cured by LydU E. Flnkham's
"Dkab Mrs. PiKCOAaft X have
never In my 1'S (T1"0 testimonial
before, but yon have done ao much for
me that I feel called upon to five you
thla unsolicited acknowledgement of
MBA JXNKUC 1 O" DON NELL,
Presideat ef Oakland Woman's Riding ClnV,
the wonderful curative value of L. yd lft
E. Pink ham's Vegetable Com
pound, For elg-ht years I had female
trouble, falling" of the womb and other
complications. During that time I waa
more or less of an invalid and not much
pood for anything-, until one day I
found a book in my hall telling; of
the cures you could perform. I became
Interested 1 1 bought a bottle of Iydlfl
C. Plnkliam's Vegetable Com
pound and was helped; I continued its
use and in seven months waa cured, and
since that time I have had perfect
health. Thanks, dear Mrs. Pinkham
again, for the health I now enjoy."
Mas. Jekxie O'Domsvt.l, 278 East 81st
St, Chicago, 111. tuooo orwt
(ftmen's mot pnvna
Women nuffcrlng; from any
form of female Ills can be cured
by Lydla K. Plnkham's Vegeta
ble Compound. That s sure.
Mrs. Pinkham advises sick wo
men free. Address Lynn, Mass,
TAX OW CORPORATE FRANCHISES.
Foolishness of Corporations Ftsrhtlnst
Against Jnat Taxation.
New Tork World.
By the time the final decision on the con
stitutionality of the franchise tax law Is '
reached not less than four years, possibly
five, will have passed since that light tax
burden of about $4,000,000 a year was laid
by the legislature on corporations tbat hold
publlo franchises worth over a billion dol
lars, Justice HerTlck, haying Just confirmed
Referee Earl's report in favor of the law's
constitutionality, the next appeal Is to the
appellate division of the supreme court;
the next to the court of appeals; the next
and last to tbe supreme court of the United
States. The contesting corporations an
nounced, the moment tbe law was passed
tn obedience to a public demand led by the
World, that they would fight the people to
the court of last resort. It seems to the
lay mind, therefore, as if all the time taken
up with these Intermediate courts was
wasted. Why not in such cases go straight
to the highest tribunal? The answer of
tbe lawyers doubtless will be that on tbe
chessboard of tbe law each court Is a sep
arate square and there can be no jumping
Meantime tbe corporations owe arrears
of taxes amounting to about $12,000,000 lt
tbe law finally stands, $9,000,000 of which
ts due to the city treasury of New Tork.
Without regard to the legal aspects of tho
case, tbelr business sagacity tn making so
stubborn a resistance to a tax so entirely
reasonable Is very doubtful. The people
111 surely Insist on taxing their franchises
by a new law If they upset this one; and
tbey will almost certainly not let them off
so lightly again. It Is plainly a contest la
which the further they go tbe worse they
that this Is a bard world ao out and try to
dig a well.
Chlcaa-o Post: "The trouble Is," re
marked the successful man patronizingly.
"tnat you Hon t seize your opportunities.
turned the other, "but, darn 'em! they're
Philadelphia Press: "Yes. I still have the
first dollar I ever made," said tho gray
haired passenger. 1
"The Idea!" exclaimed the traveling ac
quaintance, "and how did you keep It ao
"ft was very Imperfect, being ray first,
and I'd have had trouble in passing it."
Bomervllle Journal: One reason why tho i
city boy often falls behind the country I
boy In the race for weaJfh and honor la
that there Is no woodshed available for the
city boy's father to take him to for1 disci- '
Chlcaaro News: tXggs What became of
your friend WaggsT
Blggs He went out West about a year
ago and married a widow worth half a
PI lore Now, that's what X call taking1
time by the forelock.
Blgga Mow sor
Ehees Why. he celebrated his smldeti
wedding fifty years ahead of the schedule.
PhlladelDhta Press: "I am hard to dis
courage." said the rejected suitor, melo
dramatically. "Some day I'll make you
say you love me and then and not until
then I ahall die happy."
"I'll say it now," said she promptly. "I
don't mind telling a Ho for a good end."
Wuhlnrton Star: "You say you love
Devotedly, answered tne eminent . ac
"Do you think we have as much artlstlo
appreciation as Europe has?"
"You have what la more than artistic ap
preciation; you have the money with which
to buy tickets and are willing to spend It."
Prtie for Prudence Is her name.
How lt does belle her!
For In foollHh madcap pranks
No girl can outvie her.
Always in some mischief new.
Seeking some new folly,
Often to be mourned next day
In deepest melancholy.
Always thoughtless when she acta,
Never nnce malicious.
Forever getting Into scrapes
To me aha la delicious I
Prudence! What a name for hert
flow It doea belle herl
Tet In witching charm for
No girl can outvie herl
Tickets ia saraaia Street,
, of a century.
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