Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 16, 1903)
TITE OMAnA DAILY BEE: MONDAY, FEIlTlUAllY 1G, 1903.
Vnk ONLviiA Daily Dee.
K. ROBEWATEH, KPlTOR.
t'UBLISMKD EVERY MORNING.
TERMS tK Si;H8CRlPTION.
ajly Bee (without Hunday), One Year. .14. 00
iJaily lire and Hunday, one Vnr W
Illustrated Bee. One Year I 'JO
Bunday lire. On Year W
Kuturuay Bee, One Year IW
Twentieth Century rarmer, Una Year.. 1.00
DELIVERED BY CARRIER.
Dally Eea (without Busjday), per copy.... !c
Dally live (without tjunflayl. per wek...l2e
1'ally Bee (including Hununy), per week. .1.0
Hunday Jiee, per copy c
Kvenlng le (without Bunday), per wecK o
Evening Bee (Including Bunday), P"
week , i :rAnc
Complaint" of Irregularities In delivery
should be addressed tu City Circulation De
Omaha Tha Bee Building.
South Omani-City Hall Building, Twenty-fifth
and M Streets.
Council Bluffs 10 pearl Street.
Chicago NM'i Vnlty Building.
New Vork32 Bark Row Building.
Washington 601 Fourteenth Street.
Communications relating to news and ed
itorial matter rhould be addressed: Omaha
Bee, Editorial Department.
Remit by draft, express or post,-l order,
payable to The Bee Publishing Company.
Only 2-oent stamps accepted tn pa-ment of
mall accounts, perscnal checks, except on
Omnha. or eastern exchange, not accepted.
THE BEE PUBLISHING COMPANY.
STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION.
State of Nebraska, Douglas County, ss.:
George B. Tsachuck. secretary of Tha Bea
Publishing company, being duly sworn, says
that the actual number of full an aompiete
copies of The Dally, Morning, Evening and
Bunday Bea printed duung the month of
January, umj, was aa joiiuw..
Less unsold and returned copies
. A ... I ..I..
'"I ""' wmivm..
Net average sale """
nrnurtlT n T7RCHUCK.
Subscribed In my presence and sworn to
before ma this sist oay ot
(Seal.) jNoiaxy ruuus. i
The Fifty-seventh coDgTess la Just
about entering the last quarter.
Colonel Bryan's tall to arms brings
his Commoner mighty near the verge of
That much-discussed revenue bill
rhould come In this week like a belated
Minister Bowen's experience proves
that for opportunities of usefulness a
second-cla,s diplomatic position often
outranks a first-class embassy.
That Bartley cigar box has been
;layed too long In the game of, political
bluff and bluster. It is high time for
the legislature to call for Its contents.
If ex-Treasurer Meserve wants a vin
dication from the vharge Of pocketing
Interest earned on deposits or state
school money, now Is the time to ap
ply to the legislature for It, ,
Senator Tillman's defense of lynch
ing should occasion no surprise.. T1U-
oian la perfectly capable of Justifying
nuruing ai ine .ae nuu crru uu.uai-
ism. no nas not gotten out 01 tne eye-
xor-anye stage yet..
if una Hague iriDunai were not oc-
, , .1.1 j i
cas.onauy g,veu bouicu..uK io uu .u
Keep It from getting rusty on inter-
national law. It might not bo able to
.iniiuiDer wnen. a reany important mat-
J M 1. I A. I I
l colne r cuuruuu'
Dfioro iub uarury wuu.uicu
mane goou xnmr p.ea lor re.lel. uarucy
uuu.u no wn vv .reu.D luw
ne is saia to nave coiiecieu on tne i-u
T held for the public funds he had
leaned out as state, treasurer.
When the Department oC Agriculture
ls established jn its new building, for
whlrh rnncrreaa has aoorottiated tl.-
.vm.noo. "tha enmnlalnt that agriculture
la neglected by Uncle Bam, like a step-
child, will no longer be nermlssible.
The'peopl Nebraska hare been
promised constitutional revision by the
most speedy method. It Is a serious
rtiinatlAn' lutvanr vtlllhop a lnafltil-
Ihvvi ai-raaa aMvnvva, nuv wiiv. a aa v-V"'.fc l
tlonal convention furnishes the most
speed and effective method.
What distresses the democrats is not
4Kb aa ami1 i -a n fTt avrakc si KrMi1l An a i
an antl-truat measure, but that lta n -
aetment contradicts the democratic as
sernon that no republican congress
would ever dare to legislate adversely to
the trusts. ' -
The total, niimher of linunr lWnaoa
Issued, for Omaha for the current year
figures: up 230. If the school board
wen alive to tha interest of Jta own
treasury seyeral mora concerns that
transact an .extensive business ln in-
toxicants on - a $10 druggists permit
would be compelled to take out a $1,000
liquor license. '
For the Information of an Inquirer!
Mr. Bryan announces through his paper
that be Is not Interested1 either aa of -
fleer or stockholder In the cotton trust!
or in any other corporation. Wonder
'how Mr., Bryan managed to get rid
of the stock in the World-Herald that
I sins.. ...... t I . .. ..a .......... . 1. .
vuv tj mavic tiiui uurr u& turn con-
1 cern. ' .
That must have been a sarcastic
sally when Chairman Gray of the coal
j atrike commission expressed regrets
that the lnng association with the
lawyers . representing both contending
parties which had bean so pleasant to
the, arbitrators had to ba broken. LUt
enlng to legal wrangling for successive
weeks may perhaps have been a pleas -
ant diversion, but It is' safe to assume
that rot one of the arbitrators would
care to undergo the pleasant experience
TUB StW CABIXKT POST.
Mr. George n. Cortelvou, who will be
at the head of tha new executive de
pnrtmfnt. Is well qualified for the post.
It 1 said of bim tliat he possesses in a
remarkable decree a faculty for sys
tematizing thing and getting them
lufo smooth running order. He hss
shown notable executive ability In his
present position and It la stated that
never' la?fore have the routine affairs
of the White House leen handled an they
are today. The appointment of Mr.
Cortelyon to a plnce in the cabinet will
carry out the wish of the late Presi
dent MeKluloy, who Intended to make
a place for hlui In his official family.
The advancement of Mr. Oortelyou to
a cabinet position will complete a
aetiea of promotions, remarks a Wash
ington forresporident, that la not likely
to be equalled for mnny years, If ever
at all. Less than twelve years ago he
entered the public service as a con
fidential atenogrnpher for the surveyor
of the port of New York, later being
transferred to the poptofflce depart
ment In the office of the fourth assist
ant postmaster general. In is:," Mr.
Cortelyou became president Clevejand'g
stenographer and remained In the same
capacity with President McKInley. In
this capacity he baa made a host of
friends among men In public life and'
there Is no doubt that he will make a
success as secretary of the Department
of Commerce. What the public can
confidently count upon Is Inat the
bureau of corporations connected with
the, new department will faithfully per
form the duty of Investigating the or
ganization, conduct and management
of corporations coming within Its au
thority as defined In the law. The act
does not require that, the Information
thus obtained shall be made public,
that being left to the discretion of the
president, who can be relied upon to
do what he shall deem lest for tha In-
terests of tho nnhll
The bureau of
corporations will exercise such a degree
of supervision as should have good re
uns aou u nuer trial mis IS round
not to be sufficient It will be a simple
matter to amend the law so as to make
Thenew cabinet post will not be a
sinecure. It will be the business 'of
the secretary of commerce and labor,
as provldedn the act, "to foster, pro
mote and 'develop the foreign and do
mestic commerce, the mining, manu
facturlng, shipping and fishery. Indus
tries, the labor Intepr-irts, the transpor
tatlon facilities and the insurance busl
or lne united Btates." Here Is
enough to satisfy the most ambitious
worker. There will be no unnecessary
aeiay in organizing the new denartment
and getting Into operation and there Is
every reason to expect that results will
justify its c.-eatlon
AMtiHICAN CVURSt CUMUEXDKD.
The German chancellor has expressed
iatlsfaction at the course of the United
states in connection "with the Vene-
zuelan difficulty. It transpires that the
secretary of state was kept informed
in regard to the German position' by the
diplomatic "representative of that coun
try at Washington, receiving such In
roPfflatlim . .rtv,n(. ftf ,t. h(.,ni, ,
rt d t Bowen. This was a verv
marke(, courtesy and showed how de-
slrous the German government was to
aroid srivlns; anv offense to the TTnitpd
Tho8e hQ have endeavored to Btlr
. ,, . th, COIlntJ.v n.nHr .
many mu8t now KB thelr ml8take and
BhouM be wne t0 admlt th around
lessness of their nrofessed hollpf that
GermAnv Was schemlnor tn vet a ' tor.
rltorlal foothold in this hnmlsnhprn
Th ?vldsnce , tnat the German gov
ernment has acted In th most illrt
and straightforward, manner, actuated
by no other purpose' than that of se
curing what aba believes to be her just
"" Carl gchura has pwperly
cnaracierueea as "mischievous reck
lessness" the expressions against Ger-
ni&nT hlch have been so freely In
du,ed in.n there 8Dould noT an
end. to thls ot unwarranted dis-
trust and suspicion of a power that
has ,ven repeated assurances of its
friendship for the United States, so far
" the relations of the governments are
THE GOLD AND BILVXR RATIO.
The president of Mexico has ap-
pointed a special commission to study
the silver question, with a view' to de-
vising a plan for. establIUlng a stable
l " .r . "
ratio between gold and silver. This
commission will enter upon Its work
the present week aud it Is expected
that Its eslou, will last several
mouths. 'A City of Mexico dispatch
I there' is great Interest taken there
ln thl willingness shown by President
Roosevelt to aid in. the solution of what
J w'(1,y recognised as a very serious
Ajnerlcan. financial journals are fav
rble to the Idea of establishing i
between gold and silver, but
I ome of them potnV out that in order
that measures to this end shall be ef-
fectiv Mexico, as the largest producer
of the debase. coinage, must consent
1 promptly to suspend the unlimited pro-
duct Ion of the dollar aud this step must
I be followed by the redemption
in gold of her outstanding clr-
culatlng coin. It will be folly
I - -.1 . .. - !.., . I ( .
I ueuniri , a tt-auiug uuaiicini plMr, XO
I set k to establish an exchunire ratio be
tween gold and silver as long as Mex
too continues to keep the Oriental and
the Latin American countries supplied
through her" mints with the debased
currency. , "Kven should the ratio of
32 to i. wblch ratio -was adopted by
Japan when, that country sought to re-
- ltorin her monetary systefti. be estab-
I llshed through the proposed Interna
1 tlonal conferences, this ratio could not
1 long bo maintained unless Mexico co-
I operated la the manner above suggested,
I Is nssdlesa to say that the Mexl
I can goveenntent Is not dlsuoat-d to tke
any such oourse as this. .While fully
realizing that some more or less radical
chanire will have to be made, that gov
ernment does not at present contem
plate stopping the colnnge of silver.
The paper we have quoted from, how
ever, I undoubtedly correct In the
opinion that no ratio that might be
established could be maintained vhile
Mexico continues to freely coin silver!
aud supply It to the Oriental and Latin
American ootintrlcs. There must be
a check to this flood of silver In order
to maintain a stable ratio between the
two money metals.
American Interest In this matter
grows out of the situation In the Phil
ippines, which Is of a nature that threat
ens to cause a vast deal of trouble If
relief Is uot provided. The depreciation
of silver has caused a heavy loss to
the Philippine government and been
disastrous to' business.
our government can manage this matter
and must take steps for prompt relief,
but the proiHtsItlon tl.nt 'came from
Mexico certainly merits the considera
tion given It by the president and sec-
retary of 'state. The problem presented
Is anything but simple and now Is as
favorable a time as there will ever be
for giving It attention and endeavoring
to find a solution.
THK TVULET BILL.
If the so-called Tooley bill, proposing
to change the methods of apportioning
the school funds to the various school!
districts throughout Nebraska, could be
trace1 down to Its real source, its in
spiration would probably be found to
have emanated from the railroad lobby
Infesting the legislature at Lincoln and
Its purpose to be to divert attention
from the overshndowlng issue of rail
road tax shirking. As there Is neither
merit nor reason in the Tooley bill,
there should be no need of any unneces
sary alarm over it as a. menace to the
revenues of the school districts which
would lose by Its enactment If the
state school fund is held in trust for
the children of the entire state, each
child of school ago has In equity the
same ctaira upon it, ana xio oiscnminate I
between the school children in Its An-
yti iitMiiutrui ift-tiunc tilt" xmn.iix lit ifi
Mn In rtlfTmv.nr nm. tof
..-.vat, ... I'UI 1 V. I.IU DUIli;
... . ... A
ttuuiu iw n.e lauitesi aum ui lujuauce.
We may be sure the clear-headed and
far-sighted members of the legislature
will not -want to have themselves
lni" ri-atiounuiniy lor bucu an
outrage, not only upon the present gen-
eratlon of school children, but upon all
iuiure generations to come. no rar as
concerns the question of equitable tax-l
tlon of railroad property for municipal I
nni-nnao nn tho anno tw
. .... . , ,
property within the same jurisdiction
Is taxed, the state apportionment of
school money has no connection with It I
whatever and each nronoatHnn n-tll
have to stand on Its own legs.
miKRV POLITICS COMES i.
fiome of our democratic friends who I
prof ess to be hot for house roll No,
171 Beeni to be anxious chiefly to put
the republicans In a bole for the pur
pose of making political capital for
their own party. The only way to in
terpret their enthusiasm is that they
would prefer to have. the bill killed go
that they can use its failure to sand-
bag the republicans rather than to have
the bill pass with republicans claiming
the credit for its enactment. So far as
The Rp la concrnprt- tt la enlisted ln
t. i l, it.
i c.ju.,. ..uuu b -
or principle ana not as a matter ot
politics. It -would prefer to have the
bill pass rather than fall, without re-
gard to its effect upon politics . and
wunout regaru w wutt-u iioiiutui party
contributes most to putting It through,
In shirking their taxes the railroads
know no party Hues. They are repub-
licans in republican states and demo-
crata in oemocrauc states, uney are
working through republicans in Ne-1
braska now because the rermbllcana
happen to ba in control of the legisla-
lv ' , , '
ture. Just as"they worked through the
rusionists a few years ago when the
legislature was dominated by a fusion
majority. It Is the people against the
,, . . . . .1 aays man lormeriy in seven, aua uo it more
railroads ln the present contest andLfflrl(int,v .... mor. eh.erfuii,. The ba
the .members of the legislature will
have to vote not as republicans or as
democrats, but as representatives of the
people or as pawns for the railroad
It Is- noted that the South Omaha
charter bill, as it comes from the
printer, is labeled as introduced "by re-
quest. ii y snouia any bill supposed
to represent the 'Wishes of the general
nubile within the lurisdletion nffopted
n tnftn.i ..k . ,
. .v. .' ... . ...
ilUw Ulnuj luc u.. Lrparc-u oy iuc
raiiroaa loDDy or iramea in some other
special Interest are introduced "by re -
quest?" Why should any member of
the legislature endeavor to evade
..ihim. t,.r . .,.. .J. .,.:.,.,
by his constituents by recording It iu-
traduced "by request," as an Intimation
that it does not meet hisNown approval?
If the bill Is not worth fathering, why
should It be iutrodu-ed at all?
vorably inclined toward the valued
policy law, a bill to that effect having
already passed one house, with promts-
Imf prospects ln the other. We take it
that the fire insurance men there are
i .a... , . ,
ub.ub ... B.n. ..gnu-uia aea.um
vaiuoti iKjucy provisions, and telling
the lawmakers how such legislation Is
sure to Increase fire losses and raise
Insurance rates, vet annarontlv alth.
out the desired effect Nebraska has
naa a vaiuea policy law on its statute
books for years, but the Insurance men
have not been able to point out a slnirle
tangible example where it has ever In
creased rates or stimulated arson.
City Electrician Schurlg In his report
to the mayor and council recommends
the construction of a conduit system bv
the city to carry the wires of the fire
. , , ,. . , . "I
uu (iuucv aiarui tirvuii, wuicn must
be changed when the electric light polos
and wires are removed. We are under
the Impression that the city reserved
the right to nse a section of the tele
phone company's conduits at the time
the right was granted to that pirjKra
tlon to put Its wires under ground.
There la no necessity of duplicating
conduits all over the business area of
the city so long as the capacity of ex-
lstlng conduits Is not overtaxed.
Nebraska should be represented at the
Pt Louis exposition, lnft there Is no
need of lavish appropriations for this
purpose. An exposition commission of
economical business men can make a
creditable showing within a reasonable
One Jewel of Consistency.
When President Roosevelt preaches In
favor of blS families we do at least call
unu I'uusiBiem. a presiaeni w no prac
tices what be preaches Is always entitled
to a respectful hearing.
Antlqalty of the Trust.
St. iouls tilobe-Democrat.
Mr. Llttleflcld has demonstrated by an
appeal to hlntory that the trusts are more
than 4 000 "'d. n Mr- Rockefeller
guuuutu lusi congress snouia snow a
decent respect for old age.
et-riph.niilrlr -nxn-n.. .r. i.noM. ' ..u
wne,. thoy expected the manipulators of
the schemes to get their profits. - The bus-
,ne8 of separating paople from their money
always was easy.
Pnttlnar it on the Public.
Mr. Bogle, one of the largest Indiana
coal operators, says the advance In wages
was granted Because the public always
lakes the side of the miners, and the opera
tors decided to taftn the added cost of min
ing out ot the publlo.
Model American Character.
St. Louis Republic.
Among the eulogies pronounced upon
Abraham Lincoln's character tha moat
complete and eloquent is that contained In
the wor.-ls: "He was not schooled; he was
educated." Every American recognizes the
truth of the condensation. There Is no
north and no south In appreciation of the
man whn wna ertiirnta1 In 4 h a lmHi.ii
00nduct of life.
A Great mbllo Service.
V. t. . .......
DUl "' Kocaeieuer nas, an uninieniion
ally, of course, rendered a great public
service. - His attempt to dictate to the
senate, and to defeat legislation Just b
UB0 oppod" to it ta opmt
the eyes of many people who have hitherto
been akeptical even aa to the existence of
such Influences as those which ha endeav-
American Charity Cola Abroad.
American charity has again gone abroad
na . conaiaeraDie sum ot money nas been
sent for the relief of the famine-stricken
people 0( nortberil Sweaen. It l8 hard t0
understand how auch conditions caa axis
In such a country as 8weden, or how that
government, with the aid of others near
at hand, can fall to supply all the aid
necessary. Americans will not, however.
on that account hesitate to help the poor
and will continue to help as long as Is
REST FOR RAILROAD MEN.
Movement of Moat Freight Trains
Suspended on ganday.
The management of the Chicago and
Northwestern railroad has issued an order
movement or tre'gnt on sun-
ments, with an exception during the present
public emergency ot coal and all kinds of
fuel. Pursuant to this order thousands of
employes in every Drancn or me operating
ueparimeut oi ine iNonnwesiern system or
over 8,000 miles enjoyed on Sunday last
their first Sabbath at home.
The Innovation and experiment which this
railroad thus Inaugurated will ba watched
that every big railway system in the coun-
try wllI JoIn ,n t, promulgation of a slm
liar orter so that "a Sunday at home for
railroad employea" may have a fair trial.
u 18 ' .Bl ,n co-operation that such reforms
me1 ,nauBtry eMp,0ving more than 1,000.-
ooo human beings.
It Is not to be expected that this move.
ment for railroad Sunday is entirely de-
Tolof Poetical side. Few movements
In the Interest of humanity are in faot
,QieiT eentimental. In this case the North-
western officials are convinced that with a
flaT or r81 tht employes of the company
in mov " mac " not more n
lieve that one day of rest will bring renewed
nerve force, without which aa operating
man u of mtle va,ue- nd that tb moral
innuence win oe sucn as to maae Deiter
men of their employes and consequently
result in more thorough service.
PERSON Al NOTES
Lung, a wealthy Chinese merchant
of Indianapolis, has been made head of tha
I Chinese Masons ln this country
It wll be a shock to tha temperance
element In Kansas to hear that Mrs. Na
tlon is unaer arrest ai w Angeies iw
laecoratlng the town.
Toung RocVefeUer ,g a chlp of the old
block. He insists that for the 'purpose of
1 taxation, his vast wealth -is more than
offset by his colossal debts.
Herbert W. Bowtn, minister to Venei
uela. Ju1e Taft, governor of tha Philip
pines, and Judge Hunt, governor of Porto
ric, were classmen at Yale and were close
I Francis B. Loomla, the new assistant
secretary ot state, nas neia me omce oi
con,ul. enelaA "?.utw "i:':!' "c!
i ora vi erriti 'wuuuut rt,cuun vu
I a flahastmnnl
I II. mwA Xwm Pr.ll na VanarKIH ho1
. llmlte(1 trtt, on the southern railway
stopped and brought ba.k twenty-five miles
so that they could get aboard. Probably
"1" er travelln on Paes, too.
Cenenl Basil w. Puke of Louisville was
I onerea me xeaerai aisirici juagesnip oi
Kentucky by President Roosevelt, but de
dined to accept on the ground that tte had
I endorsed another man for the position.
I John M. Dick, an octogenarian resident of
Manslleld. O., has applied to life lnsur
I rl 1 A . -II
TSn t,. ..v.. i. L k.
the beat Insursd man In this country. H
I carries policies amounting to $l,6oo,0oo.
I Lloyd Oriscom, anroute by way of hi
native land to his new post as minister to
Japan, has reached London from Teheran
Ha says the shah of Persia has queer
Ideas about eaoaranhv. The ruler emreaaad
a deaire te visit the United States and
I asked if he could go all tha way by the
8'berian railroad, or If It took more than
"". ..."V t . X A
greatly dlstreased when Minister drilcom
i ealijbttoed alia.
ROlI ABOIT KEW YORK.
Ipplea on the rwrrrnt ol I. If In the
Joseph William Shcppard, a devout be
liever In Brahmlnlsm, gave up Ms life at a
aarrin.es to his faith. For fifteen years ba
lived on rice, port wine and boney, taught
by tha Indian mysticism that this diet was
the medium ty which he would undergo a
psychic change, making food unnecessary
for the preservation of the body. A week
go he refused to eat. Insisting that at
last his mind had absolute control of bis
body and that he would live on the strength
given by hia Intellect.
Sheppard had every comfort ha could
think of. His family begged him to go to
hospital, but h refused to listen to them
and scoffed at a physician's orders.
"Don't tell me I need food," he said a
few minutes' before his death. "I do not
and I am not going to take any."
Sheppard was M years of age and a suc
It required a man combining tha strength
of a Gandow with the agllltyiof a monkey
o cross Broadway at Twenty-third street
during a recent galo. To turn the corner
of the Flatlroir building took the pushing
power of a locomotive.
Some of those who attempted the feat
landed safely around the corner. Others
anded somewhere half a block away, while
few are still chasing the hats they neg
lected to nail on their heads before essay-
ng the feat.
The triangular shape of the' building. Its
Immense height and the amount of open
space around It combined to deflect- the
currents of wind to the sidewalk, where
they swept around the corner and formed a
whirlwind. Those who got caught In it aay
It was like a Kansas cyclone. At any rate
when It struck the building it created
enough havoc to ause a crowd of about 600
persons to gather and watch Its pranks.
The three policemen on the corner were
kept busy all day ordering the crowd to
Several women who attempted to cross
were bowled over as If they were ninepins,
and one pf them fainted. She was rescued
by Tollceman Slatman of the West Thirti
eth street station, who carried her to the
sidewalk, where she was revived.
Another unfortunate who overestimated
his power to buck against the wind lost his
breath while In the middle ot the street
and had to crawl to the sidewalk. Women's
hats wcjj torn from their hearts and the
number of men's hats blown away was
The merchants whose stores are in the
vicinity of the building were dismayed. All
previous efforts of the wind there, they
say, are placed far In thehade. They will
posh the test suit for damages) wnicn ona
of them has brought against the owners of
the building, although they do not see what
relief this will bring In tha future, aa tha
building Is up, and will probably remain.
A ring of the telephone bell ln police
headquarters at 3:20 o'clock d(strubed the
early Sunday morning quietude of the Mul
berry street building, relates the Times.
"Well, what Is It," said the officer in
A man is setting firs to the house," came
from the other end ln a low sweet voioe.
That's . bad. Tell me your name and
Tm Mrs. Annie Fleming of 108 West
One Hundred and Thirteenth street," the
"All right. Weil attend to it," the offi
cer assured her.
Two minutes later, away up In the West
One Hundred and Twenty-fifth street sta
tion Sergeant McCarthy waa giving orders
to Foliceman Schemmerborn, who looked
doubtful when he got bis order, but he
moved quickly, just the same, because the
sergeant said jhe case was urgent. He'ap
peared again quite soon and with a frown
assured McCarthy that "It was all a fake."
Once more the telephone bell broke the
stillness at' headquarters and once again
the officer ln oharge sent word to Harlem.
This time Foliceman Horn was' sent. Horn
and Scbemmerhorn linked their efforts, and
now Insisted n getting at the source of
the excitement. They finally found Mrs.
Fleming, demanding in no mild, uncertain
tones to know just what she meant.
'it's all right, now," she said.
Pressing her tor further light the two
policemen were informed by Mrs. Fleming
that her husband had come home "slightly
under the weather," and that to frighten
him ao that he would promise her to sign
the pledge she had pretended that she was
going to have him arreste.
"He's promised now," she said, "and
It's all right."
The two policemen left, reserving their
remarks for the street, where there was
plenty of room as well as lots of air.
He dashed breathlessly up the stairs at
a downtown station ot the "L" and shouted
between gaspa to the man at the window
Gimme a ticket to Twenty-eighth street."
The seller said: "Where's your money T"
"How much Is It?"
"Here it la; Twenty-eighth' street V
"Pass along; don't delay the game."
"But is H for Twenty-eighth street?"
"Shove along, 1 say."
"Don't you give me any of your sass; I
asked for a ticket to Twenty-eighth street,
Is this itT",
Say, if you don't move along I'll call a
policeman. Can't you sea you're blocking
"I'll stand here all day. You've got to
tell me If this ticket lets me off at Twenty
eighth street. I don't propose to be carried
past my station. You elevated railroad
chumps may run New York as you please,
but I'll let you know I'm from Texas."
The man behind remarked: "Well. Texas.
move along and I'll explain. v You've got
your Twenty-eighth street ticket, and I'm
going to buy one exactly like It. In this
city all ticketa look alike to us."
The man was desperately sober; but he
did ript intend to be "done."
Prof. W. T. Hand of the Mississippi
Agricultural college has been on a vUlt to
Jiew York. While there an acquaintance
said to him: "You do not find much ef an
agricultural nature here, do you?" "Oh
I am picking up a few hints," answered the
professor. - "For Instance, Wall street can
give me points for a lecture on watering
stock; your 'tenderloin' seema to be given
over to the sowing ot wild oats, and your
street cars beat hay pressors and cotton
gins as compressers."
The tinman Faraace.
Some one describes the human body as
"a nltrogenized mass of hydrocarbon,
wBose only use Is to be burned up. . This
aptly pictures tha precise truth. Life 1
combustion. " The hydrogen and carbon o
the body are continually combining with
oxygen in slow combustion, to produce the
gentle, uniform heat ot health. If any
one of the three parties to combustion I
deficient, life suffers, and vitality declines
The human furnace ought to receive at
leaat as good treatment as a bouse heater,
No 'one would think of choking off the air
ffom a furnace, nor of expecting a firs to
burn brightly with air that had already
been passed through half a down other
furnaces and thus deoxidised. Yet that
absurd way is exactly how we treat the
human Are. We tall to breathe fully and
deeply and we stay for hours in rooms
whose air has passed through the lungs
of a dosea people or our tin, time and
time' again and tbea ws wonder why our
vital fire euros 191
DEIOSITS OFr SIRETY COJlfAJIES.
nftratlnii Worthy of Consideration
No one has yet Introduced In the legis
lature a bill to require surety companies
to make deposits in tho state treasury
s a means of securing the fulfillment of
their obligations. When some city, county
or the state haa lost a few thousand dol
lars through the defalcation ofan officer
who has an Insolvent surety company as a
bondBtnan, people will wonder why some
law was not passed to protect the public
under such circumstances. Aa the law now
tands, a county treasurer, tax collector
or other county or state officer may give
n official bond with a surety company as
surety, and tho county or state has no
alternative but to accept the bond, even
though the surety company be insolvent.
The law merely requires that when the
company begins doing buslnees ln the state
it must have a paid-up capital of J 100 ,000.
It la not even required that this capital
must be unimpaired. After a company has
once entered upon business in this state
It may Impair Its capital and be worth
nothing whatever, yet It must be accepted,
as surety for public officers, administrators,
trustees, etc. In case of defalcation the
state or county must look outside the
slate 'of Oregon for the property upon
which to levy In order to enforce payment
of an obligation.
Insurance companies are required to de
posit In the state treasury bonds to the
amount of 150,000, which are held by the
state aa security tor the fulfillment of the
eompany's obligations. Nothing whatever
Is required of surety companies, which do
a very similar business. The secretary of
state has twice called attention to this
serious defect in tha law, but the last
legislature gave no heed and the present
legislature has thus far followed the ex
ample of its predecessor, probably upon
the theory that since no Josses have ever
been sustained none ever will be. The
practice of giving official bonds with
surety companies ss surettee Is new, but
growing rapidly. Before an Individual can
be accepted as a surety he must be a cltl
sen of the state and proi that he is
worth double the amount for which be is a
Surety. A corporation, to serve ln the
same capacity, need not be worth any
fhtag. By making It compulsory upon the
state and county to accept such bonds with
corporations as sureties the legislature
conferred great advantages upon these con
cerns. In addition to that, the law re
quires that the fees for the surety service
for trustees, administrators, etc., must be
paid by the estate or trust fund.
The state of New Jersey, requires a de
posit of $50,000, and also provides that if
any surety company wishes to withdraw
from the state it must first secure sn
agreement' from some other company or
person to assume all Its obligations. Ore
gon now has a law which provides that the
statute ot limitations shall not run against
the state or a county, so a similar pro
vision as to the contlnuancs of the deposit
should he mads.
RAILROAD DEATH ROLL.
Coaspleaona Difference Between
Great Britain and tha United States.
, Chicago Tribune.
In 1901 282 passengers on American rail
roads were killed by train collisions and
wrecks. Not one passenger was killed on
British roads. The mileage of the American
railways far exceeds that of the railways of
Great Britain, but the latter carry more
passengers yearly than do the former. The
British record 'la one which should put
American railroad managers to shame.
They have labored successfully to run
trains as fast as they are run in England.
It would have been more to the purpose
it they had endeavored successfully to se
cure for paasengers the same Immunity
from death that British passengers enjoy.
There is One conspicuous difference be
tween Oreat Britain and the United States.
In the one the block system is in universal
use. In the other It Is In operation on only
about 25,000 miles of track, which is about
one-tenth of the total mileage. It Is ad
mitted that that system tnds to avet ac
cidents. It does not prevent them ln this
country, as is shown by the recent dreadful
accident on the Central .New Jersey. It
was due to the fault ot the engineer In
overlooking ar disregarding signals which
were properly displayed.
The block system has been Introduced ln
the United States so recently and to so
limited an extent that there are few, if any,
engineers who have been brought up under
It and have learned the great lesson that
signals must be obeyed Immediately. The
engineer on the Central New Jersey express
train said ha thought the danger1 signal
would turn wnlte. ir ne naa Deen nctter
trained be would not have thought. He
would have stopped. ,
After engineers have grown up under the
block system there will be few, if any,
serious accidents on roads where it is
used. Therefore It is necessary for the
roads to extend the system rapidly and
give paasengers the effective protection
they get ln Oreat Britain but do not get
here. This will require a considerable
outlay of money on the part of the rail
roads, but they must reconcile themselves
to the expenditure, for they must make
travel safe. While Installing the block
system they must Improve the system ot
running trains by telegraph. There must
be checks and counter checka. When a
train dispatcher sends sn 'order he must
make sure that it Is delivered and under
Passengers on . English roads have the
one great safeguard which baa been men
tioned. They have still another. The men
who manage English railroads and their
employes are not so reckless ss the Ameri
i I Caught
VO II t clothes
1 w J
life to keep on hand a bottle of Ayer's Cherry Pectoral.
Just one dose at bedtime, when th'exold is threatened,
will stop all future-trouble.
We wish you would ask your doctor if he knows
anything' better for colds, coughs, bronchitis, weaki
throats and lungs. Tsieui uc, .h. j.tAVEtco.u.uas,
" 1 have used Ayer's Cherry PectorsI In my family for eight years, and I
know nothing could be better for the coughs snd colds of children."
Mrs. W. H. Brymer, Shelby, Ala.
cans. They do not take so many chances.
Here, when there Is a bad accident, a
coroner's Jury Investigates It after a fash
Ion and that la the end of the matter. In
England recklessness which has fatal con
sequences meets with swift and severe pun
ishment. There are real, not sham, In
vestigations to find who Is at fault. Tha
dread of punishment makes railway men
careful, and trains are not smashed up
and- passengers killed as they are here.
There are many things about American
railroads which their managers ran Justly
feel proud of, but there ar also serious de
fects whlrh must be remedied. If the man
agers will not remedy them voluntarily
they must bo compelled to do so. The
yearly death roll Is the reproach and
shame of the American railroad men.
I.ISES TO A 1.AICH.
'Never Interrnnt a woman when she Is
telling vou her troubles," counseled Vncle
Allen Sparks. "Phe Is never so hnpyy as
then." Chicago Tribune.
Tommy Bnckbay Mother, Is it a "In to
say rubber neek.7
Mmo. Hnckbnv It la worse man a sin.
Thomas, It Is vulgar. Harvard lampoon.
PlaywrJsht What do you think of my
new dramaT "'
Manager It nas some merit.
riaywright (eagerly I Yea yeaT
Manager It'a shortnesa. Detroit Free
"Some paople, I believe, still maintain
that oil and water won't mix."
"Well, that's true."
"Nonaenae! Rockefeller Is a member of
the Baptist church." 1'hlladelphla Frees.
"Supposing you woke up some day and
found yourself a millionaire what d you
do?" "Oo right to sleep axaln, so that
the knocking of the tax assesmore on tho
door wouldn t annoy me!" Baltimore Her
ald. "Bllnkershorf mixes his drinks dread
fully. ' 1 saw him with an assorted load
last night that would have Ulied an In
"Perhaps he aspires to be considered a
common carrier." Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Clars The truth Is, I did not love my
husband at all when I married him. I
married for sympathy.
Ulartys Well, you have mine. Philadel
phia Ledger. . '
"I've come to tell you, sir," the young
man said bravely, "that I want to marry
"What?" cried Old Ooldrox.
"Yes, lr; but I assure you If she had
not a penny I would still want to marry
her, eo "
"That settles you. I don't want anoiher
fool In tha family." Philadelphia Catnollo
Old Oloryl Say who
By the shlpe and the crew
And the Irng, blended ranks of the Grey
and the lllue
Who gave youy Old Glory, the name that
you bear "
With auch pride everywhere.
As you cast yourself free to the rapturous
And leap out full length, as we're wanting
Who grave you that name, with the ring of
And the honor and .fame so becoming to
Your etrlpes stroked In ripples of white
and of Bed,
With your stars at their glittering best
By day or by n!ht
elr rlnllirhtfullaat Heht.
Laughing down from their little square
heaven or blue
Who gave you the name of Old Glory T Say
Who gave ton the name of Old Glory?
The Old Banner lifted, and faltering then
In vague lisps.- and whispers, fell silent -again.
Old Glory, speak out) We are asking about
How you happened to "favor" a name, so
That sounds so familiar and careless and
As we cheer It and shout in our wild.
breesy way , '
We, the crowd, every man of us, calling
you - r." " i '
We, Tom. Dick and Harry, each swinging
Aud hurrahing "Old Glory!" like you were
When, Lord, we all know, we're as com
mon as sin;
And yet It seems like you humor us all,
And waft us your thanks, a we hail you,
Into line, with you Aver us, waving us on
Where our glorified, sanctified betters have
gone. - ,
And' this Is the reason we're wanting to
(And we're wanting It so!
Where our own fathers went we are willing
to go.) ,
Who gave you the name of Old Glory?
Who gave you the name of Old Glory?
The old flag unfurled with a billowy thrill
For an inntant; then wistfully sighed and
Old Glory, the story we're wantlnr to- hear
Is what the plain facte of your christening
For your name, just to hear It, . ,
Repeat it, and cheer It, la a tang to the
As salt as a tear;
And seeing you fly, and the boys march
ing by, '
There's a shout ln the throat and a Mar
in the eye.
And an aching to live for you always or
die; . -
If, dyliitf, wa still keep you waving on high,
And so, by our love
For you, floating above.
And tha sears .of all wars and the sorrowe
Who gave you the name of Old Glory, and
Are we thrilled at the name of Old Glory?
Then the old banner leaped like a sail In
And fluttered an audible answer at last,
And it spake, with a shake of the voice,
and It said:
By the driven snow white and the Hrtng
Of my bars, and their heaven of stars -warhead;
By the symbol conjoined of them all, sky
As I float from the steeple, or flap at tha
Or droop o'er the sod where the Ions;
My name Is aa old as the glory of God.
So I came by the name of
in the shower Damp
wet feet, colds. noht cnncrJis.
1 j o - - e
a part pf school life.
should be a part of home
Powered by Open ONI