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The legislature will soon be on the
. For. the present, the most strenuous
labor of the water works board Is to
The floodtlde of bills that are Intro
duced In the legislature will be stemmed
within forty-eight hours.
Omaha has again had a very narrow
escape from being, advertised as the
wickedest city in America. There are
The legislature will make no mistake
In passing the Burgess bill that re
quires fair competition in county and
.According to latest accounts a fog
hangs over St. Louis, although the
president of the 8t Louis World's fair
has left London.
Thirteen new senators were sworn In
at the opening. of the extraordinary
session. Fortunately the thirteen did
their swearing on Thursday.
- The Steel trust Is spending a good
deal of money judiciously advertising
Its fabuloua earnings, but several hun
dred .million dollars of Its stocks are
still on the market
Judging by the, number of amend
moot bills Introduced In the legislature,
there is a fair rhrfbee for the constltu
tlon of Nebraska to be amended within
the next two years.
There la a well-denned rumor that the
projected extension of the Burlington
from Lincoln to Sioux City Is to be
operated aa a sidetrack for railroad
legislation. . Tie passes will be dis
trlbuted after the end of the session to
all who may apply.
When the Latter Day Saint who is to
represent Utah in the United States
senate was sworn In there was much
applause In the ladies' galleries. Men
with large families, whether prospective
or retrospective, are popular nowadays,
at least with the gentler sex.
Senator Tillman Is being soundly be
rated for holding up congress during
the last hour cf the session for a $50,000
South Carolina claim. But that sort
of statesmanship Is very popular In the
Palmetto state and Tillman has scored
a great triumph by his highwayman's
Unless the railroads put an end to the
tax war by cheerfully or regretfully
consenting to pay their Just share of
the burdens of taxation state, county
and municipal the paramount Issue in
Nebraska for the' next two years will
be, "Up with railroad taxes down with
railroad freight rates."
, Western railroad managers are said
to be In a quandary regarding the call
lng In ot passes Issued to shippers be
fore the Elkiua hw went Into effect
Up to date Nebraska railroad managers
do not apear to be In a quandary about
calling in the hundretltt of passes issued
by their political attorneys and lobby
workers with ' the deliberate Intention
to defeat legislation offensive to the
railroads, even where it Is absolutely
Jnst both to the ieople and the rail
The aunouut-emeut that the manual
training department at the High school
will be greatly expanded next year and
by the beginning of September, or a
little later, will include casting, forging
and pattern making, will be gratifying
to the friends of manual labor Instruc
tion, but it has not yet been deflujtely
settled whether the boys are to work
by the hour or by the piece. We ap
prebend that the boys of the locked
qut Union Pacific machinists and boiler
makers will resist the Introduction of
MEJD TOR PKRSVX3 AND PaFKRS.
The? poorle of Nebraska have lost
more tlinn hnlf a million, dollar through
he Hartley emU-Tr-lenicnt The larger
mrt of tit! a sum has never lnvn am
ounted for. Part of It Las doubtless
leen lout Iii gambling and sjieculntion.
hut a larger part waa either repre
sented by I. ).' t's. In that facious
Igar lox. or by Investments In mine
nd real estate, cr by private accouut
n unknown, depositories.
When Hartley was paroied the people
were given to understand by Governor
Savage that the parole would be Jus
tified by restitution. Hartley, himself,
us time and again asserted that he
proposed to pay back every dollar the
state lost while he waa treasurer.
Hartley has leen at liberty for more
than a year, but not a dollar has yet
been repaid out of tlie contents of the
It Is up to the legislature to make a
searching Investigation and exert all Its
Influence to bring about restitution of
at leaat part of the money the state
has lost. The resolution calling for an
Investigation should be pushed through
the house without division and a vig
orous effort should be made to bring
about the recovery of whatever Is left
In the hands of Hartley or bis confeder
ates, whoever they may be.
TflS 8 EN ATM SPECIAL SESSION.
The message of President Boosevelt
to the senate, which convened yester-
ay In extra session, briefly asks at
tention to the canal treaty with Co
lombia and the Cuban reciprocity
treaty, remarking that they are of far
reaching Importance to the welfare of
the United States and that there U
urgent necessity for their adoption. Al
though something more than this was
to have been expected, in view of the
president's great Interest In the con
ventions, It Is sufficient, since there Is
really no new argument to be pre
sented In behalf of either treaty.
It is presumed that Senator Morgan
will continue his opposition to the canal
treaty, though It would seem that he
should by this time realize the hope
lessness of keeping up bis fight. The
Panama company has extended the op
tion for the purchase of the property
without making any new condition, the
sentiment of the country Is very largely
In favor of the Panama route and there
Is the necessary two-thirds majority In
the senate for the ratification of the
treaty. Mr. Morgan ought to realize,
therefore, that his opposition Is useless
and If he does not senatorial courtesy
should not permit him to delay ratifica
tion of the treaty much longer. There
Is no very definite Information as to
the chances of the Cuban reciprocity
treaty, but it is thought they are favor
able to ratification. There will be a
fight made against it however, and It
has been reported that some senators
who would have voted to ratify at the
regular session will not do so now.
There Is reason to believe that the ad
ministration confidently, ' expects the
ratification of both treaties. .
CH1T1CISM vr THE SKNATt. s '
The remarkable speech of Mr. Cannon
in the house of representatives. In refer
ence to the rules of the United States
senate, particularly that requiring
unanimous consent should not fall to
attract the attention of the country,
since It points put a most marked and
Important contrast between' the two
houses of congress not commonly under
stood, but which ought to be better
known. The next speaker of the house,
with that candor and courage that are
characteristic of blm, said that while
the house of representatives has rules
that permit a majority to legislate, the
senate lias no such rules and legislation
In that body la had by unanimous con-
The result of this la that a single
member of the senate can block leglsla
tlon and If he have the physical en
durance prevent action on any measure
to which he' may be opposed. This has
been done more than once and In the
last congress one senator was able to
prevent the ratification of a treaty
favored by more than the necessary
two-thirds majority and force the call
ing of an extraordinary session of the
senate. An analysis of the proceedings
of the upper branch of congress will
show that they rest almost wholly on
unanimous consent and the practice Is a
part of that "courtesy" which has come
to be a reproach to the senate. Says a
Washington correspondent: "As loug as
every senator continues to feel that in
wrecking the plans of any other senator
outside of the lines of debute or party
organization he invites directly 'the
wreck of his own In turn, so long the
disposition of most senators will he to
let the secondary interests involved In
a measure take their chances, or to let
the president call extra sessions If he
wishes to; the one thlug to be careful
about Is not to overstep the almost In
visible line of courtesy for one's col
leagues." Thus the will of a majority
cau Ik set at naught In the senate, and
more than this the action of the popular
branch of congress may be thwarted by
nn Individual senator. '
The protest of Mr. Cannon against
this condition will be approved. It Is
not to be doubted, by the intelligent
Judgment of the country. We think
there will lie very general acquiescence
In the opinion he expressed that the
senate must' change Its method of pro
cedure or the bouse of representatives.
"backed up by the people, will compel
the change," else the house shall be
come a mere tender, "a mere tender
of the pregnant hinges of the knee to
submit to what any one member of
another body may demand as a price
for legislation", . Mr. Cannon may be
assured of an almost unanimous popular
support In the position he has taken
There Is little reason, however, to ex
pect the desired reform in the near
future. The recent discussion In the
senate, of the proposition to put some
restriction on debate showed that a large
majority of senators. Irrespective of
party, are firmly wedded to the tradi
tional methods of that body. A change
Is unlikely' until senators are chosen by
direct vote of the people and thus
brought under the Influence of popular
sentiment, to which -for the most part
they are now Indifferent.
RVRHAZICS ELASTIC CHARTER.
Attorney B. O. Burbauk, whose eagle
eye bus been steadily riveted upon the
city hall and a three thousand dollar
attorneyship for some time past, and
whose profound tulud has penetrated
the Inner recesses of all the different
departments of municipal government,
has evolved out of his inner conscious
ness an elastic charter as a substitute
for the patched quilt charter bill Intro
duced by the Douglas delegation. Mr.
Burbank is quoted by the World
Ilerald as follows:
There Is no use of beating around the
bush. We kept out of the charter amend
ment bill everything that the railroads and
francblsed corporations would be likely to
seriously oppose. , We were careful to keep
the Important charter amendments In which
we were interested in a bill by Itself, so
that these powerful Influences would have
no particular reason to Interpose objection.
That Included the change to the charter
as to the time of the election, which ia now
fixed for next month, but which will there
after be changed from spring to fall, and
the terms of offlca made two years instead
of three. We have sought to rob
the charter of some ot the features that
contribute toward the maintenance of a
political machine and those provisions we
have Incorporated In the charter bill. We
have tried to change the street gang pro
vision so as to prevent the employment
of a small army at public expense to do
political work for the machine without
anybody knowing anything about It until
the bills come in after election.
If Mr. Burbank Is reported correctly,
his prolific mind has performed a stu
pendous task. The Burbank charter is
strictly original and should by ail
means be patented or copyrighted. Its
conspicuous feature Is the duplex and
delicate mechanism by which the old
machlneis to be smashed and the Bur
bank machine substituted. With the
Burbank charter In operation, the mu
nicipal government is to be as far as
possible kept out of party politics and
at the same time all city officers, mem
bers of the school board and county
officers, district Judges and supreme
Judges are to be elected on the regular
party ticket with a single crosa-mark
In the ring In November Instead of hav
ing city elections separated from all
other party elections, aa has become the
prevailing custom in every large city In
Mr. Burbank Is one of those rare men
who can eat bis pie and keep It at the
same time. He can pulverize the mat
chine, departisanlze the elections and
at the same time nominate all bis
candidates by machine rule at party
primaries and ram down the throat of
every voter the straight ticket from top
to bottom, yellow dogs, cats and all.
The stress laid upon the virtues of
the double action, self -adjusting, elas
tic charter improvised by Mr. Burbank
and in part approved by the republican
members of the Douglas delegation is
the extraordinary provision that re
quires every street sweep, garbage
hauler and sewer laborer to be con
firmed by the council before he can, do
a stroke of work for the city. The In
ventor of thjs reform evidently docs not
take into account the possibility of a
heavy snowstorm blockading the
streets, or a -great freshet washing out
sewers and culverts, . or a cyclone
strewing the streets with signboards,
billboards, telegraph , and telephone'
poles, which would call for Immediate
action on the part of the Board of Pub
lic Works for the prompt protection of
He would have the mayor convene
the council first and then require the
Board of Public Worka to submit the
names of the street sweeps and com
mon laborers for confirmation, and if
the council happened to be In a dead
lock he would have tie whole city
paralyzed In order to forestall the pos
sible use of the street cleaning and
street sweeping, force In a primary
But Mr. Burbank and his followers.
who nearly all afe expecting to break
into the city hall In some capacity,
would not object seriously to have the
street gangs, sweepers, repairers, sewer
men and all mustered for the support
of the straight ticket on election day If
they were candidates for city or county
The truth of the matter la that the
city treasury has never been looted to
pay political street sweepers under the
present Board of Public Works. As a
matter of fact, only a fraction over one
hundred men were employed by the
city all In all at the time of the pri
maries before the presidential election
two years ago, or at the time of last
It Is a matter of notoriety that any
one of the fre.nehlsed corporations em
ploys twice, thrice and even five times
that number of men and no amount of
charter tinkering will prevent them
from appearing at the primaries. The
only lustanee, within the memory of
the oldest Inhabitant, where three or
four hundred men political street
sweepers have actually bwn paid for
by the city was at the end of the first
term of W. J. Broatch as mayor of
Omaha. ut even that abuse, which
was an impeachable offense, would not
have Justified the legislature in the en
actment of a law that would prevent
the Board of Public Works from em
ploying common laborers on short
notice whenever and wherever they are
There Is no more reason for requiring
the city laborers to be confirmed by the
council than there 1s for them to be
qamed hv the mayor. There Is Just as
much reason to fear that a majority of
the council would get up a political
street sweepers' combine as there is
that the mayor would exert his influ
ence to compel the employment of po
litical roustabouts. There is Just .as
nmch dnge from the machine with
which Mr. lfcirbnnk has coupled up as
there is from the old machine which he
Is so anxious to pulverize.
Many of the so-called law and order
people, who want a governor-appointed
police commission for Sonth Omaha
trot with the class that elbows Its way
regularly Into political conventions,
school boards and city councils In order
to barter their votes to the highest bid
der. They want to purge South
Omaha- of vice and debauchery on the
Kelly plan of rake-off, with dividends
distributed twelve times a year.
There is nothing In the constitution of
Nebraska that Imposes upon the legVsla
ture the duty to regulate and fix the
standard of time, but such a unique
measure is now proposed and pending.
The next thing we will hear of will be
a bill to create the office of state clock
regulator and time starter with a stem
One of the first citizens of Cuba
certifies over his name and under his
spectacles that he lias been cured by
a celery, compound. But one of the
very first citizens of Omaha threatens
to sue the compound company for dam
ages because his picture has been pub
lished far and wide without his aid or
Why Not Retorn to Jackson f
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Democrats may as well go on voting for
Cleveland as anybody; it Is patbetle to
think of what the party would do If Cleve
land should die. -
Entitled to m Grin.
Detroit Free Press.
Omaha parents are vigorously objecting
to a negro teacher In the public schools.
This entitles Senator Tillman to at least
one sardonic grin.
Colonel Watterson's suggestion that the
next democratic nominee be the Man-Wlth-The-Iron-Maak
was doubtless created by a
desire to get away from the Man-WIth-The-Iron-Jaw.
. Candor Worthy of Emulation.
Mr. Quay's candor should be emulated by
his senatorial colleagues. In declining to
vote on the question ot taking up the Lit
tlefleld anti-trust bill he frankly admitted
that he owned stock In various corpora
tions known as trusts. Now there must
be a number of other senators who own
that kind of stock. ,
An Even Chance.
New York World (dem.J
The boy stood on the rotten plank, whence
all but htm had fled. The boy's name waa
William. He shouted Incessantly that the
plank must be ""reaffirmed." There Is Just
about as much chance that William J.
will have his way aa that the democrats
will declare In favor of colonising the moon,
re-establishing slavery or reaffirming the
resolution that "the war Is a failure."
Will the lfa.Tr SnrviTef
Admiral pro'w&inshleld, the choice snob
of the navy, has 'resigned. It Is good for
the navy to get"rl of him, but it is too
bad to think of the government having to
continue to pa htm $6,(25 a year,, on the
retired list. But even 'at that, bis rid
dance Is cheap.i There Is no place In the
American navy for an admiral. who takes
offense because he can't have a splendid
battleship for ordinary cruising duty, espe
cially when such use ot a battleship Is In
conflict with the departments regular plan
for disposition of the battleships.
How the Good Tnit Worka.
Since acquiring the plants of the Sharon
and Union " steel companies the United
States steel corporation has secured a
fuller monopoly than ever of the steel wire
production of the country and the event Is
being celebrated by an advance ot $2 a
ton In ' the prices of ' all kinds of wire
products. Thus again Is the He given to tho
repeated assertion that the big trust alms
to follow the noa-monopoly polloy of main
taining moderate prices and relying upon
large production at a low margin of profit
for Its advantage. It is not a "good
trust" any more than the others are. It
is pursuing the general trust policy of
charging all the traffic will bear.
TRAGEDIES ON THE RAIL.
Limited Dsnsge In Death Caaea m
Premium on Cnrelessness.
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
So long as human life Is cheaper than
properly raised or depressed tracks grade
crosstug tragedies will continue. So long
as it is "good business" for the railroads
to pay nominal damages to the heirs ot
train wreck victims rather than provide
adequate equipment and capable employe
disasters by rail will continue to shock the
country. On last Saturday alone a doren
people were killed and injured In railroad
accidents. A week ago today the New York
Sun printed a list of a score of such acci
dents during the previous week and took
occasion to say in conclusion: "It la re
corded that the total number of persons
killed on railroads la this country during
the year ended June 30, 1902, was 2.819,
while the number Injured was 39.800. In
1901 the number of killed and Injured was
even greater than this."
These accidents continue to be recorded
with alurming frequency and the present
winter has been even more remarkable for
the exceptional number of wrecks Involv
ing laren loss of life. These facta are
being used with telling effect by those who
are now urging the Illinois legislature to
apnal the law fixing the limit for a life
at S',000. In Ohio, too, this is me maxi
mum amount that can be obtained as dam
ages. In New York and some other states
the nueitlon of damages is left to the jury.
In the cases arising from the New York
rentml tunnel wreck of a year ago large
verdicts were returned, based solely on
the earning capacity ot tne victims ana
what the Insurance men call tneir ex
nc.-tatlnn of life."
Many who oppose the repeal of the $5,000
limitation argue that.' were It not for this,
the svmDathles of Jurymen would be worked
upon and excessive damage obtained which
the reviewing courts might not nave me
rnuma to set aside. As a matter of fact
the setting aside ot excessive damages is
a familiar experience In every state and
arouses no comment. Moreover, wny anoum
nnt the courts be trusted In this SS In
It la not to be forgotten that la personal
injury suits the door Is open to frauds which
would be Impossible In cases brought to
recover damages for loss of life. In the
latter there can be no dispute as to tne
r.r nt pth or as to the victim's earning
capacity and expectation of life. Ia the
former there Is a wide margin ia om ai
lowed for perjury and honest error.
ROtSD A BO IT MEW YORK.
Ripples on the Cnrrent of Life In the
Attempts to enforce reasonable respect
for the law and decency in one of the tough
districts of New York proved abortive be
cause the local or district magistrates do
not approve of police activity. Recently
Tollce Captain Gorman of the Mercer street
station raided a number ot joints, raptured
128 prisoners and marched them Into Magis
trate Crane's court. When asked by fhe
astonished magistrate what all this meant,
Oorman said he was trying to suppress vice
tn his district. "You cannot suppress vice,
for It has existed since the world began,"
was Crane's tart remark. Captain Gorman
said meekly that it the magistrate would
assist him In cleaning his district he would
be very grateful. Crane replied contemptu
ously that he was not doing police duty. He
then roundly scored Gorman for making
wholesale arrests, declaring that they did
more harm than good, and discharged all
the prisoners, who hooted at the captain
as they left the court room.
Michael Coyne, patrolman of the Delan
cey Wreet station. Is the last candidate for
the life-saver medal. One night recently,
relates the New York Sun, a drunken man
fell Into the East river opposite Corlears
street. Coyne saw the struggling man In
the water and plunged In to save him. The
water was, of course, like Ice and the tide
was running rapidly. Coyne knew enough
of the East river and ot the season to know
all that before he jumped. But he also
knew that there was a life to save and that
It waa the man on the spot. Coyne reached
his man and attempted to swim ashore with
him. That task was too much for him.
The tide carried him out Into the middle
of the river, but the brave policeman held
on to his man for fully half an hour before
two other policemen In a rowboat reached
him and brought him ashore with his companion.-
Only a short time ago this same
policeman saved the lives of four persons
In a tenement house fire. Apparently he
has ne fear of either fire or water. Coyne
Is a splendid type of the New York "cop."
A collector of Wall street trifles has as
sembled the nicknames by which the best
known stocks are known In the brokers' of
fices. Generally speaking, they are mere
abbreviations for economy of time and
space, but there Is a dash of fun In some of
them. Canadian Pacific Is "Canuck;" Mis
souri, Kansas Texas Is shortened to "K.
T." or "Katy;" Missouri Pacific, Mo. P.,
"Mop," and Southern Pacific, by a similar
condensation, becomes "Soup." Atchison,
Topeka tt Santa Fe preferred Is "Big Atch"
and the common Is "Little Atch," Just as
tho preferred and common shares ot North
ern Pacific are respectively "Nipper" and
'Little Nipper," which, blind as It may
seem. Is a pretty close approximation of N.
P. R. R. Ontario A Western, "O. A W." Is
the "Old Woman," and Peoples Gas, Light
ft Coke Is "Postofflce." Toledo, St. Louis
& Western becomes "Tolu" and American
Locomotive "Cboo-Choo" for reasons suf
ficiently obvious. Either "Smelts" or
"Strikers" stands for American Smelting A
Refining, while Chicago, Milwaukee ft St.
Paul Is known by both "Paul" and "The
Saint." Colorado Southern, C. X.,.is still
called "Co ley," and Pennsylvania Is of
course "Pennsy," just aa Jersey Central is
"Jersey" and plain "Central" New York Cen
tral. "Met" stands for Metropolitan Street
Railway and "Telegraph" for Western
Union. "Jojo" ts the derivative nickname
for the far western St. Joseph ft Grand
Island. Such familiar names' as "Maple
Leaf," "Panhandle," "Big Four," eto.,
which have been seml-offlclally adopted by
the respective railroads to which they ap
ply, are also current In the street
Ethel Bowman, who Is 20 years old.
walked for the first time In her life, one
day last week. She is the daughter of A.
H. Bowman of Plalnfleld, N. J., and soon
after her birth paralysis developed In her
ankles. As she grew up she managed to
get about the house in braces and on
crutches, but she had to be lifted In and
out of choirs and to and from her bed.
A strong nurse was always with her. The
successes of Dr. Lorens reawakened hope
In Mr. Bowman, and he had his daughter
carried to the Hahnemann hoepital In New
York City. ' ...
After suitable preparations Dr. G. W.
Roberts cut the ligaments snd tendons
about her ankles. On Thursday, the twenty,
first day after the operation, the plaster
casts were removed and Miss Bowman was
able to walk. She uses a stick snd a
crutch, but says she feels sure she will
soon be able to discard them both and
walk as well as other people do.
George Bettner of Bayonne, who has a
large collection of geese and chickens, says
he can recognise, any of his fowl, even after
they are killed and dressed. Because of
this faculty the family of John O'Shaugh-
neasy missed a gooee dinner they had
Bettner went to feed his flock recently
and found the finest goose In the lot bad
been stolen and he' determined to have re
venge. He was told by neighbors that the
O'Shaughnessys were going to have a goose
for dinner and he sought Chief of Police
Then detectives started for the O'Shaugh.
nessy domicile. As they were coming
around the corner Mrs. O'Shaughnessy
grasped the goose and Jumped into bed.
The head of the house declared he had
seen nothing of anybody's goose, but the
youngest child prattled Innocently, "Mamma
has a nice goose for dinner today."
The detectives made a search. They
found Mrs. O'Shaughnessy in bed, but she
got up on request. The police wrapped
the goose In a newspaper and took tt to
The. other day a friend said to James R.
Keene: "Why do you work so hard? You
have all the money you should want, and
yet you keep on aa hard as when you were
collecting your first million." The veteran
Wall street operator lighted a fresh cigar
and replied: "Ever see a young dog chase
a rabbit? He's Just as eager after his
second and third aa he waa after the first.
As the dog grows old he draws all his ex
perience to bis aid, and though he may
lack speed he makes up in finesse. He dis
plays as much desire to catch his hundredth
rabbit aa he. did his first. Catching them
only whets his appetite, but does not glut
It. Say, I'd rather talk horse." '
. Few Interments have taken place In Trin
ity church yard. New York, of late years.
The other day one occurred, however, and
the Incident set the tongues of the gosslpt
to wagging. MJss May White, granddaugh
ter of the revolutionary patriot Jacob Le
Roy. waa burled in the vault of her illus
trious ancestor. Great canvas shields were
spread over the tall Iron fence to prevent
the gathering of a throng, but this served
only to whet curiosity. Thousands gath
ered on Broadway to witness the strange
spectacle a burial In the very heart's
heart of New York.
The Only Obstacle.
Resolutions favoring election of United
States senators by popular vote bava been
adopted In several western legislatures by
a nearly unanimous vote. Only the United
States senate Itself, by blocking the sub
mission of a .constitutional amendment,
stands In the way ot this change. Appar
ently a large majority of the members ot
that body feel that they would have no
chance of getting back on a popular voU.
A PORGOTTElf EPISODE.
nerole Incident In the life ef Conrad
"The evil that men do," says Shakes
peare, "lives after them; the good Is oft
Interred with their bones." We might
paraphrase the quotation and say that the
official record of a public functionary Is
often all we ran find In his obituary nd
tlces, whereas the qualities which gave him
his chief claim to our esteem as a man are
Conrad N. Jordan, formerly United States
treasurer, was a person of forceful char
acter, and not devoid of 'sentiment, but
cherishing a wholesome horror of over
doing it. Forty years ago he was a hard
working clerk in a New York City bank
and lived In New Jersey to economize.
One bitterly cold Deeember evening ss he
was crossing the Cortlandt street ferry on
his way home he had an adventure. A
young woman; who, with her betrothed,
had been hurrying to catch the boat,
boarded It as It wss moving out, but. dis
covering that her escort had been left be
hind, turned and tried to jump back,
missed her footing and fell Into the river,
disappearing In the swirl of water and
broken Ice. Young Jordan, without an In
stant's hesitation, sprang In after her,
brought her to the surface and held her
there, at the risk of his own life, till the
deck bands could fish them both out with
rope and boat hooks.
With his characteristic contempt for what
he called "flummery," he declined to let any
one know his name, but through the men
who bad contributed enough dry clothing
to send him home his address was traced,
and presumably he received a letter from
James D. Stryker of Lambertvllle, N. J.,
the young woman's father. Inclosing $100.
Jordan returned the money at ones with
a brief message to the effect, that the
rescue was merely a response to a humane
Impulse, and did not call for compensation.
Miss Stryker. however, was not to be put
off In this way, but sent htm a case of
doTiestlc currant wine, with a note saying
that he must accept It. as she had made
It with her own hands. The father also
called In person then, and every year
thereafter till his death, to express his
thanks to Jordan afresh.
"And so they were married, and lived
happily ever after?" Not a bit of It. This
was not a fairy story or a romance In a
10-cent magazine, but an event In real
life. Miss Stryker married the man for
whom she got her lea water plunge, while
her savior went his ownway and reared
a separate family, who probably would
never have known what their father had
done bad not somebody besides himself let
thffm Into the secret. In Mr. Stryker's
will, opened In 1883, was found a bequest
of $250 to Conrad N. Jordan for the pur
chase of a souvenir of his December duck
ing for an unknown woman's sake.
There were a few persons In Washing
ton when Mr. Jordan was her under the
first Cleveland administration who sneered
at him because he showed scant regard
for the civil war record of a subordinate
whom he had to - discharge for drunken
ness and Insubordination. By what right
they demanded, should this stay-at-home
civilian have authority to take away the
livelihood of a man who had had the cour
age to risk his life for bis country? The
mond. Is that not all the brave men prove
It by gelng to war.
Australian merchants have placed In this
cpuntry a big order tor British flags. It Is
a reversal of the famous commercial ma21m
when the flag follows trade.
' Senator Patterson is one of the most en
tertaining men In congress. He used to
write jokes for circus clowns, and much ef
his native humor ta still preserved, . '
King Leopold, the gay monarch of Bel
glum, regretfully announces that he will
not be able to come to this country for at
least a year. The country can stand it
If he can.
At his Washington's birthday reception
at the state house In Boston . Governor
Bates of Massachusetts shook the hands of
more citizens of the state than bad any of
its governors In any preceding similar
function, The number was 3,177, Including
Prof. Shaler of Harvard pelnts out that
European peasants sre suspicious of ."the
people In the next valley.'.' Age-long feuds
like that between Sienna and Florence are
common. In this .country, .owing to con
stant travel, the most Ignorant are ready
to trust strangers. - -
United States Senator John W. Daniel of
Virginia, In an address In Baltimore Thurs
day evening on "The Thoughts of Robert E.
Lee," said that the nineteenth century
produced five soldiers to whom the world
has given the title of great these being
Napoleon, Wellington, Von Moltke, Grant
and Robert E. Lee.
i Two elderly women were sitting In the
house gallery in Washington carefully
scanning the various members of that body
on the floor below. One of them turned to
a man next her and Inquired: "Could you
tell me the name of that patrlarohlal gen
tleman there?" "That is General Oros
venor," was the reply. "Orosvenor? Gros
venor?" the woman exclaimed. "I wonder
If It is possible for a man to be as wise as
he looks?" .
Senator Foraker, like numbers of his col
leagues. Is not a society man and only
"does society" from a sense of obligation.
During one of the laat nights of the season
when he, with Mrs. Foraker, was obliged
to attend several liinctlons the same even
ing, .he gave this order to his coachman:
"Drive us to Senator -'a to dinner, then
call and take us to Mrs. 'a reception.
At 12 call for us to go to the embassy
and after that take us to the madhouse."
The doyen of French medical men Is Dr.
David of Montpelller. who celebrated his
103d birthday on February 10. The doctor
was born on the 19th day of Pluvlose, year
IX, and practiced medicine until he reached
the ripe age of 98 years. He then retired
and went to live at Montpelller, with his
daughter. Dr. David Is In full possession
ot all his faculties. He Is an authority
on certain diseases, and patients still come
to consult htm, some from great distances.
PAIR FOR PAIR
, Means a pair of suspen dera for each pair of trousers.
That's what every man nwa ought to have.
' If It's one pcir or five pair, we have what you want sa we have,
live styles and colors ot a new Lisle suspender of ths "Crown"
manufacture, that are out of the ordinary; light In weight, but heavy
and strong In service.
On' sale today at Mo a pair.
I different colors In S different windows.
Notice , them on 16 th street side.
yo CLOTIIIXQ FITS LIKE OUliS.
POTT TEIX THE DOCTORS.
Ins.raVee Acalnat Eapenae er Death
New York Times.
The latest novelty among the speculators
la Insurance has made its appearance at
Lloyd's, In the shape of Insurance against
expense or death from appendicitis. The
applicant who Is free from a well-defined
or discoverable predisposition to Inflamma
tion ot that Inconvenient and apparently
Inexplicable organ, the appendix vermi
formts, for an annual premium M S shillings
gets a policy guaranteeing his direct ex
penses if he has to undergo an operation,
up to the amount et 200. and tt he dies
during or In consequence of such operation
the designated beneficiary recelvea a lump
sum ot 200. The new scheme Is said to
be taking very well and large numbers of
such policies have been written.' The
scheme Is legitimate enough, and tales Its
place with specialised accident Insurance.
From the point of view of the underwriters,
however, It may be found necessary to In
sert a clause In such policies making their
possession confidential between Insurers
and Insured. It the surgeons knew who
held Insurance of this kind there Is reason
to fear that the number ot operations Im
mediately and Imperatively necessary would
show an alarming Increase. "
Towns (read!ng "Headquarters for $3
pants." Well, that's queer
Browne What's queer about ItT -Towne
I always thought $3 pants were
designed tor other quarters. Chicago
"I'll never speak to them again P '
"Oh I You shouldn't get as cross aa that
"No! I won't speak to them again, and
I'll tell them so every time I see them,!"
"Slr " said the old lady, "1 am quite con
sumed with thirst. Can you direct me to a
soda water fountain in this neighborhood?"
"Soda water!" exclaimed Weary Walker.
"Say, lady, you don't deserve to have a
thirst" Philadelphia Press. t
"I wonder," said the Qllmor street reel
dent, "who originated the expression,
Where there's nmoke there must be lire.' "
"I dunno," atd the eaet ender, "but I'll
bet he made the remark before my furnace
was Invented." Baltimore News. h
"Is he still superintendent of that powder
"Oh, no; he's traveling now."
"Is that so?"
"Yes. At any rate, he hasn't come' down
since the explosion laat week." Detroit
"Shakenpeare says there is good In every
thing," remarked Mrs. Buyby. i-
"The old duffer evidently never went
shopping with bis wife," rejoined the
frelgnt payer of the combination, "or he
wouldn't have made a fool assertion like
that." Chicago News.
"I see that somebody has figured out that
Adellna Pattl will receive during her tour
$3.47 for each note she utters and 12.50
every time she breathes."
"Say, wouldn't that make you short
winded r' Cleveland plain. Dealer.
BOMB MADE BREAD.
W. D. Nesblt In Chicago Tribune.
It makes a fellow hungry Just to think
about the bread
Of honest old-time baking, on which In
youth he fed
The loaf that showed the traces of the
pan's Intense carern.
But bulged above those wrinkles as If
spreading; out to bless
The ones who gased upon It with a Joyous
That revelled In the prospect of the slices
thick and light. s
Today the chemists make It and the flour
la analysed; t
The bread Is scientific and Is properly
The baker's wagon brings It It la con
scienceless and hard;
The cooking schools concoct tt by tha rules
upon a card;
Exactness and precision guide the baking,
It Is said, -
But, oh, they never equal the old-fashioned
loaf of bread 1 ........
Sometimes there comes a fancy from the
mist of yesterdays
That holds the yeasty perfume of the
dough set out to raise, u
And when we hear the patting on the
floury mixing board,
And see the old-time oven with Its load of
goodness stored. '
And when the door Is opened, what a.eatis-
Of pungent, rich aroma floated from the
browning crust! ..,
The breakfast foods displace It there are
foods you needn't chew,
And foods that give the stomach not a
single thing to do,
And foods with wondrous titles, that have
leaped to sudden fame
The old-time bread was splendid, wtth the
same old-fashioned name;
It held the balm of, summer and the'glory
of the wheat :o
And breathed an Invitation that would
make you come and eat.
The good old times are going, and the good
old bread Is gone!
The thick cut slice of "home made" with
the wealth of Jam thereon! t?
The piece of bread and butter thgt was
such a boyhood boon
And Ailed the void that clamored In the
And, oh, Lucullan fancy! You were fit for
When home made bread was floating In the
gravy on your plate!
Its crumb was always flaky, and Its crust
was never burned;
Tour mother used to make It (but-your
sister never learned).
The constant march of progress hurls our
cherished things afar
The home made bread no longer flanks the
apple butter Jar .,
No more the tang of spices tells that
something good Is spread .
A-top a tempting portion of the good old
txt a j.n all nlata Cameras at
Big discounts on all supplies. Call or
write for prices.
J. C. HUTESON & CO.,
21$ 8. 16th St., Paxton Block.'
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