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THE OMAHA DAILY HEK: WEDNESDAY, APIUL 8, J!I03.
The Omaha Daily Dee
E. ROdE WATER, EDITOR.
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STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION.
4.1. ne K.hMaka TV-ii-rliia County. 8S
Oeorae B. Tcarhu'ck. secretary of th Bea
a,va nut ihm ectnai number of full and
rntnnl.t em.lea nt Th Dally. Morning,
Evening and Sunday He printed during tha
month of March, 1908. waa aa followa;
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t .....Sl.BlO 1 81.THO
t... ......, ...at, is. at.aso
4....... Sl.fJlO . : 81.4BO
I at.itao xi . 81.WW
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KM TO . 24 81,4
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10 SMUIO . 2 81.T40
11 , 81,TnO 27 St.TTO
12 .....81,T0 28 31,070
18 81.TBA 29 8M.OOO
14 ai.Too o 8i,ao
15 , j.xa.imo u ai.Too
tm unaoid and returned coplea..
4 Net total sales...?.
Nat average sales..
QEOROE B. TZ8CHUCK
Subacrlbad In my presence and sworn to
befora ma. this alst day of March, A. D.,
1908. Id, B. HUNuATB.
(Seal.) "' Notary Public
Those who wonld ba free,, themselves
must strike the blow.
"Antl-machlne" li nothing but a cover
for corporation stool-pigeons.
Wnether It was accident or eulclde,
the death of Fennell evident! came at
just the opportune time. '.'
Tha Real Estate exchange should hire
brass band to serenade the antl-ma-chlne
delegation when It comes march
lag borne. "'
Judge Adams seems to have accom
plished more for peace on the Wabash
by dissolving his Injunction than he did
br granting It
Qolden Rule J opes has been elected
mayor of Toledo for a fourth term. The
revised edition of bis golden rule reads
"One good term deserves another.''
With six men In the council to over
ride vetoes, the corporations can snap
their fingers at the people and ask them
what they are going to do about It,
County Commissioner Harte's volun
tary assurance that he did not profit by
the grading Jobs, and bridge frauds
forcibly recalls the story of the boy who
cried, X did not steal that watermelon."
Bookings may now be made for Tom
Johnson'a automobile circus for the
coming season. By special arrange
ments the services of William J. Bryan
as ringmaster may also be, secured.
The weather prophets have already
gotten the peach Crop killed in Mary
land. This, however, will not deprive
them of the pleasure of killing It ft few
more times before the fruit la picked,
President Roosevelt talks about the
farmer 'with sympathetic feeling. The
president could not ranch it in the west
when be was a young man without Im
bibing some .of the atmosphere of
W1U Omaha tamely allow itself to be
manacled hand and foot by the allied
corporations? That la tbe question that
must be answered at the democratic,
primaries Thursday , and at tbe repub
lican primaries Friday.. '
Councllmen who want to be above
usplclon will not stay away from coun
cil meetings in order to prevent the In
traduction of the ordinance that pro-
Tides for- the municipal ownership of
alec trio light and power.
If Mr. Rockefeller has any loose
change be wants to turn Into the cof
fer of tbe University of Nebraska be
Will Cud no difficulty In being accommo
datedprovided, of course, tbat be does
not Impose conditions that would make
tbe gift a white elephant
The Illluols railroad commission is
said to be preparing an order fir a re
duction in the local freight tariff for
tbat state. It must be perverscness on
the part of Illinois shippers to refuse to
believe In the benevolent Intentions of
the railroads when tbey screw freight
rates up. ,
The Burlington pluggera at the stAte
capital have deliberately forced upon
tha state a constitutional convention,
and the Burlington pluggera in Omaha
waut to foist upon this city a mayor
and council who wlll.be subservient to
that eoriorutlou and keep Omaha under
Tbe liberation of Johann Most will
serve ouly as a reminder of the excit
ing scenes that followed tbe assassina
tion of President McKluley aud the dis
mal forebodlugs, then too prevalent,
which happily bave nut come tru. Most
confines bis work to shooting off bis
mouth, leaving the real shooting to
lucre courageous followers.
TH BASIS or pnosrtHlTT. I
The world over the basis of ft genuine I
prosperity Is the well-being of the pro-
during and working classes. This Is as
rue of . countries where our economic
policies are not observed as In those trfc CiTiL atRVKt! BKQVLAT10XS.
where they are.' As a practical fact It Civil service regulations Interest bun
cannot bo otherwise anywhere, because dreds of thousands of persons in this
In the flnni adjustment that principle
must alwavs prevail. In order to have
a proper, economic and social arrange-
ment It Is absolutely essential that there
shall be such 8 fair and equitable ad-
tiifltmont nt mndltlons that neither will
have any reason to combat the position I
of the other. I
This Is what .we understand to be the
posltlon of President Roosevelt in what
he snfd'ln 'hls very admirable speech
on the wnge worker and the tiller of the
soil. Their relations are mutual. Wh;
benefits the one Is of advantage to the J
other. Their interests are general, of
course, but after all they come into I
most close connection by reason of the 1
fact that of all the classes these are
more nearly allied than any others. It Is
not qimcuit to unaerstanu Wis. tin mo
. I .aam.. mm Akvlnii. tnn 4Hne I
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or ail our people tnere is none more
miimii.i i.ir.r!. w '"
are our agricultural producers and our
waire workers. WhT Is Ibis so? For
the perfectly plalu reason that each is
equally concerned in maintaining the
home market. That is the great source
of the prosperity of both. Great as has
been the growth of our foreign com-
merce, aggregating as It does hundreds
of millions of. dollars ft year, it Is a
relatively- small matter to our domestic
commerce, We enn get accurate facts
In regard to the. former, but we can
know only approximately as to the
latter, yet we can get near enougb to it
to be certain that It amounts to many
times what we send abroad, that it is
very much more valuable to our -pro-
ducors and that It contributes more to
the welfare of American labor than does
our manufactures that are sent abroad,
President Roosevelt . said that "In a
country like our. It Is fundamentally
true that the well-being of the tiller of
the soil and the wage worker is . the
well-being of the state. If they . are
well off, tben we need concern our-
selves but little as to how other classes
stand, for .they will be Inevitably well
off. too: and. on the 'other hand, there
can be no real general prosperity unless
based on the foundation of the prosper-
ity of the wage worker and the tiller of
the soil." This in ft nmnnslttnn an Shan,
lutely sound that It may be regarded as
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commonplace, yet It. is one that does not
receive the attention which It merits,
particularly from that great element of
oilr people which It " most directly af
fects the wage workers,
... rFH.1T IT MKAtlS FUR OMAHA.-
The people of Omaha will now begin
to realise what a constitutional conven
tion put through by the treachery of
Douglas coujityji legislative members
means for this city and county. .
A constitutional convention will throw
open all tb6 questions that have been
fought out In past years at enormous
cost of labor .and money prohibition,
woman's suffrage, single tax, state so
clallsm and all the other isms that are
afloat In these fights In the past the
people of this city and county have bad
to bear the brunt of the bv.rden and
they will have to furnish the sinews of
A constitutional convention means In
all probability a loss to Omaha and
Douglas county of the bulk of the
uuurjr K.ulWi iw uic uwn me
schools from liquor licenses. In this
City alone this amounts to nearly $250,-
000 ft year d in Bontb Omaha to $75,
000 more. We have enjoyed the use of
inia revenue up w mm time Because
uie coubuiuuou proviues ior us pay-
ment into tbe treasury of tbe school
dlatrlct in which it I. raised, but the
constitutional convention will not' be
anowea to go Dy Wltnout ft proposition
to have all license fees paid Into the
state treasury, as in other states, and
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apportioned naca o an r tne counties
as pan or tne state scnooi runa.- in
that case the DroDertv owners of Omaha
nil rtnuo-lna ntnnt. Trill tiara in
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-kil - - W t,.,lln Ik. 1 Vl 4 C. rn . .1 ft r-. .ml
ft M,cwUU . .-uncu
py toss or tne license runa.
A constitutional . convention means
resurrectlon of the vicious principle em-
-ij v fr,-t. ..i . .
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in tne meinoa or scnooi runa apportion-
ment, oniy in a more radical form. At
present tne aistnmitlon of the entire
state school apportionment is based on
the number ot children of school age,
which give this county Its fair propor
lion, nut tne cnances are good that a
part. If not all, of tbe school fund will
be distributed on the basis of the num-
ber of school districts, hv which Omaha
7-, 1 ,11 .. . ,
"" '"!.'" -TJUUlJ win uc U1H lusen
and the rural districts the gainers.
A constitutional convention will en -
danger all the safeguards Incorporated
in the present constitution for enual
taxation and against corporate air-
grandizement And In every such con-
stitutlonal change to the advantage of
the corporations the heaviest part of
ak in .!! ili.
I-"J P" cuy ana
The constitutional convention must
consist of the an me nnmlvnr nt tT..n.w.
as the lower house of the legislature
end mimt be elected ln the same way.
This means that Omaha' and Douglas
county, with 100,000 people, will have
only nine members out of a hundred,
when by rights It sbould be entitled to
not less than thirteen. Y ith less than
ft tenth of the membership of the con
ventlon, what chance has Omaha's in
terests as against those of the outside
districts in all these matters with which
its rights ate so vitally concerned?
Vet to serve, their corporate masters
and promote some of their political
schemes the member of the legislature
front Douglas county have sold out
Omaha's birthright by saddling npon
U. a constitutional convention under
wjo iuu.1 um.,yfui fvuuiuuui poeei
ble for this city and county. Never be- I
fore have our people been so shamefully I
betrayed by men pretending
resent their Interests.
country. There are very few who have
sny conception of the number or people
who are all the time watching out for
what Is to come In the matter of civil
service examinations and whether there
Is to be introduced any new conditions 1
or requirement.. Since that service was
inaugurated, some twenty odd years
ago, there has been a constant con-
tentlon in regard to Its operation, but
the outcome has always been In favor
of maintaining the policy.
Today there Is no Issue In regard to I
cjvll service reform. Men of all parties
with a very few exceptions agree that
It is the only proper policy and that It
must be upheld. It Is uufortuuntely
true that there are eomo politicians,
both republicans and democrats, who
persisienuy ucmana tun. me poucy 01
..Itrll Aivlna fAfnnn ilirli1t a ihfln. I
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uonca anu mni we snouiu rain in
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the politicians absolute control over the
political patronage, but It is only a
small minority that takes this position.
Whenever the question of sustaining
me civil service rerorra poucy nas oeen
presented to the national legislature it
has always found a decided majority
in that body In favor of maintaining
that policy, and there Is no doubt that
this will be the case at any future
time when this question may be pre-
sented to congress,
The simple fact is that civil service
reform, as It is commonly understood,
and the regulations concerning it, has
become ft matter of the most command-
lng Interest to & very large number of
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the American people. The interest
taken In It say ten years ago has in-
creased several times and today thou-
sands of our young men and women
who never thought of a competition
tor entrance into the public service are
novr looking to that for the future,
under the regulations recently an
nounced and which go Into effect at the
middle of the present month, the clas-
slned service Is extended to. all posl-
tlons which are subject to classlflca-
tIon untler the civil service act This
19 a eteP forward which all friends of
tne merit system will certainly approve
and which Is In absolute accord with
the r this particular of Presl-
The fight for equal taxation Is only I
begun In Omaha. Unless the next I
mayor stands by what has been accom-
pllshed, much of the good work already
done will go for naught The next mayor I
will appoint the members of the next I
Board of Review. The Importance of
having men on that board who will be
unflinching for the right overshadows
everything else. "What, kind of men
will yon appoint on the Board of Re
view?" should be asked of every man
who aspires to be mayor. "Will yon
appoint men who will stand up for the
great mass of small taxpayers or will
yon let the railroads and the franchlsed I
corporations name the men for you?"
The man who refuses to answer these
,, , . . . . .
questions Is not to be trusted.
The anti-machine delegation at the
legislature has given Omaha the worst I
black eye that it has ever received since
It was Incorporated as a town. And
yet business men and nronertv owners I
wh0 will have to Day 20 Der cent more
taxes three years hence and from that
L . . np-.u. fnr ..wtinc . o,.
UoQ gaQg to mlBrepre8cnt Omaha ithe
ieglBiature are expected to support the
anti-macblne delegations at the rennh-
Jican primaries When they OUKht to
know nine.tenths of those deW J
tlon8 on ftntl.mftcnln, . ' lth
Ljupes or cappers who want to use them
to rlvpt the ehalna of mnv.r.tlnn
.M nDon the llmba of our riHn
the limb, of our citizens.
a constitutional convention means an
addition of at least $20,000 In state
I taxpa to Omnhn's nrrilnarv it itt.
.,. ,. ifwt .-. . 1 . .
t tug jcai xwu auu a iudb hi more lllBU
I .11.(1 "T TV - ) I
wjg vi rereuue every year aner
1006. For this deadly blow Omaha mav
thank the manncer of the Rnrlinrtr.n .
managers of the allied franchlsed corw
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(juranuua uuu luyiu xi. mercer, wno
dictated the nominations of the repub-
lican delegation from Douglas county
Nebraska will participate in the
Louisiana Turcbase exposition and it
can be creditably represented with the
$35,000 voted by the legislature If the
money is wisely spent and not squan -
dered in providing soft berths for need-
aiiT-rniiTr,r,rli T.fr thn ..
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priation be vieC to exhibit the state's
1 agricultural products and resources and
I keP tbe payroll barnacles at home.
-ano'ber tempest la ft teapot Is said
t0 '",wIng la Leland Stanford unl-
I Ter8,ty' where a preacher of the Memor -
,aI Imported all the way from
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NV nrlf . I it TT hni roalirnaf t fal
salary attached to it because of Inabil-
I t0 I'roauce religious harmony. For-
tunotely there Is no Question here of
freedom of speech or the old sore might
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Valno of Sober Reflection.
furnished tha necessary time tor aober re-
flection, and there Is to be no strike. In
- 1 Junctions are at times very successful at-
Cheer that (asud a Chill.
Brooklyn Eagle (dem.).'
Kindly referring to the Iroquois club
banquet In Chicago, at which Mr. Bhepard
spoke, Bryan aayai "Some at the table
were In the habit of votlnc tha democratic
I ticket, but the general character ot tbe
I crom1 shown by .tha fact that the
.ruests climbed on their chairs waved their
na, WM mention.' They did. they dlW
- 1 and' they dlda't when Mr. Bryan's namelemy tor hJiuselt
wss mentioned. Cheer. Ilka straws, show
nlcn T th wln1 ''
Safe Patka ta Follow.
St. Louts Globe-Democrat.
The employes of tha Wabau can cor
dially recommend peaceful methods, obedi
ence to law and arbitration to labor or
Ilaraoay with I lt.
Chicago Chronicle (dem.).
Triow.Tha heV d
contained a reference to the "Princeton
One of the harmonizing utterances at tha
pachyderm." The Lincoln lu-lu evidently
approves th' sort of thing.
Atrfal to Contemplate.
Detroit Free Preas.
A shudder of horror goea over tha entire
country at tha ' thought of Mr. Keene'a
trying to hold up Mr. Harrlman on South
em Pacific. Can It be possible that Wall
Street haa abandoned Iti former exalted
standard of ethics?
Keeping in Practice.
Senator Clarke of Arkansas, who
been pummellng a congressman en
reets or Little Rock, evidently haa so
f;p,"u ;y en a !o, ! a
me United States senate.
sweet Inoraela for t onanmera.
A new war of rate haa hrnken out
among the great sugar refiners, and aa a
result the prices of this great household
"'RPle have suddenly lowered. While
Hot Air Story.
At Omaha the president will deliver
short speech from the rear platform of a
dilapidated old passenger car on a con
venient side track. The car has a history,
having been Abraham Lincoln's ' private
car during his term as president and hav-
!gBC0I!Te7fle,1hl, JLemlM tr,0 yMWnton
entered this city April 80, 1866.
nn-,ornm,ngrf ld. Repub"n' M ,
Government fiscal operations during
March contrast peculiarly with those of
the month last year. Customs revenue is
"om 12,000,000 larger and Internal rev-
3;Ta Tft m ,,r' ,eiTl,ns ' ,n"
surplus of less than $500,000, contrasted
with $8,400,00 In March of last year. Ex
penses on account of war and navy were
60 per cent larger than a year aco.
Previous surplus calculatlona for the fiscal
year have been a Uttle upset by the March
experience, though the later months may
,erTe t0 em again.
Pnrpoae of Labor Vnloaa.
The labor unions aim at industrial demoo
racy; they seek to change the present
'h! L Im J,be it' "1,"
production Is decided. They frankly dis-
pute the claim of the employer to have the
sole right to determine what fair treatment
shall be. Those paternallstto employers
wh0 bul,d clubs for their workmen and
?w ? , cltleB , "em ometinM, feel
the workman doM not Mk phiianthrtpy or
coddling; he asks for the recognition of
wt,t 08 conceives to be his rights, and one
?f ' PTtlcipatlo- with the employer
iu uvbciuiiuiuB inq iDMQuer iu wmcn tae
fruits of production shall be divided.
LEAVE TH-K. BJIAVES. AlrOSE,, ;
-STi il : ' .-
Indian Bwroimi It forms Take the
" Wrorirf Direction,'
, .,. Plttsbtjrg tlispatph.
-7nmTTl1KtnnAf .Tnno nf ttia Tnl.n ...,
possessed of a reformatory spirit which,
while It may have a laudable aim. Is open
to Question as to juofciousness. His order
to' wholeBa, cuUlnf ot th Inlln alr.
while an extreme assault on the personal
h.hlt. of tha tru AlP.,.. .. wi-
justified by a Zeal for cleanliness. Rut
when he undertakes to wipe out the whole
ayatem of ornamental, descriptive and met-
aphorlcaJ Indian names It seems time to
"-.sunt lust, mm uur nuurigium waraa nave
had no other rights left them, they should
at iat h nnrmittaii tn nin- uni,t.ii
possession of their own names.
11 u tru" that ,ome ' the Indln names
translated Into curt and bald English
S thTearLmUar.t, .o
lated; and In the second tbe criterion for
names Is the sentiment of the persons
" i mo ou-sma sooner tne
nm, from bonest and honored father
veil entitled lo stick to It. The In
dlanl majr clft,m tbat the 8mlth. Browns
Ld ?l.ck. of our own race have . lea.
i aigninea origin man tne Indian names
I which in English mean Red Dog, Sitting
BuU or Bain-in-tbe-Face,
l Really, we .think the Indian commls
Sloner Will be Wise to leave the Indian
I anil jnt. 1,1- m t t
reforming the morals of Indian agenta and
traders. That Is a task which has proved
more than ample for a whole line of com-
mm.T'J'.V! can be classed as easy
beside the Job of undertaking to say what
the Indians shall or shall not call them
COMMERCIAi-IZINO 1.1 VE-!fTIOl9.
Hew Ctalary Spec Contrasted with
the Old Pnee.
New York Tlmea.
It Is only Just now that tbe Marconi sys-
tern of wireless telegraphy haa been put
1 upon a commercial basis. That la to aay,
11 na8 JUBt entered the field as a competitor
miinlo.Mnn ,., l.n .r.A i,nA.r TV,.
time spent In the experimental stage seems
I long to newspaper readers who seem to
have been knowing all about It for years
and wondering when It would become
Aa a .patter of fact, the time haa been
singularly short, as compared with that
1 which It took other inventions which can
nea to mis io come into general ua.
I TYt a fl af ttalant fnm 4 ilaamhAtt mm 1Ltiia1
I m v " " " v
ln EngUB(l ln 17S6 hut ,t w not until
1807 that the. steamboat passed the "toy
stage" by the voyage of Clermont from
New-York to Albany. Btephenson con
I L . . . I A 1 ll t Dl 4 V .. lb u
i - -
English railroad waa begun, and sixteen
before It waa opened to travel, while, on
this side, Boston and New York were not
connected by a continuous railroad until
In the light of these Instances, It will
be seen that tha commercialisation of wire-
I less telegraphy haa been surprisingly rapid
Ot course. It ba been greatly favored by
the extortionate and so often prohibitory
rates Imposed upon telegraphy by wire
especially across the sea. An enormous
bounty was offered by tbe existing condi
tions to whoever could circumvent tha cable
companies by Introducing a chsaper mode
of communication. It now appeara that tha
reward of Marco.nl will be very great.
Nobody will grudge It to him, for everybody
1 wtio helpe to pay it will, for soms year
that his shan of the payment U aa econ
ROISD ABOl T SEW TOBK.
Rlpplea the Carreat of Life la
The telephone grip appears to be much
stronger than that of the gaa and electrlo
light companies in Nsw York City. Of
course a vastly greater number of people
are patrons of the lighting companies and
the kick against high prices la necessarily
more emphatic. There Is a strong prob
ability that the oily will go Into the light
ing business or force existing companies to
reduce prlcea. But tha telephone grip Is
not disturbed by agitation. Is equally as
greedy, and even more effective in prevent
ing adverse legislation at the state capltol.
The announced purpose of the parent com
pany to Increase Its capital stock $100,
000,000 has given rise to the notion among
New York patrons that the rates should
be cut In two. The notion is regarded as
preposterous by holders of the stock who
know a good thing and clingy to IU It Is
Interesting ss a text for discussion. Listen
to the pleading of the Financial Age:
"After diligent Inquiry It haa been Im
possible to find a single bolder of the stock
In New York City, nor has there been, so
far aa can be recalled, a single public sale
of It In any amount made in ten years.
Possibly the ultimate destination of the
rapidly Increasing capital of the American
Telephone and Telegraph company is to
take up the stock of the licensed com
panies Increased almost necessarily to ab
"But 1n view of the tact that the tele
phone la an absolute public necessity, and
that the service must, . to be at Ita best,
ever be a monopoly, is It not time to con
sider that the public is entitled to a share
In the profits, to a general curtailment In
the chargea made for service T As It Is, the
service Is as necessary to the business class
as coal Is to all classes, while the profits
much greater than those of coal, accrue In
the fnaln to a much more limited number.
"Surely It is time to consider tn tbta
connection a phase of profit sharing which
will Include as ono of the parties thereto,
an addition to the two, those of employer
and employe, heretofore assumed to be In
Interest, a third party namely, the con
sumer 1. e.i the telephone subscribers, of
whonl there are about 75,000 In New York
Of the 5,000 visitors who dally throng the
New York aquarium 90 per cent la made up
of atrangers In the city. New Yorkers do
not realize that the aquarium In the old
Castle Garden Is already the greatest of Its
kind In the world, although It waa not es
tablished until 1896. The old aquarium at
Naples, Italy, and those at Brighton and
Plymouth, ' Berlin, Hamburg, Amsterdam
snd Paris, are all smaller than the. one In
New York, and their purpose Is more for
biological study than as places of free pop
ular entertainment. More than 2,000 speol
mens, representing 200 different specie,
give a faint Idea of the vast and varied life
of the sea, of which relatively we know
so little. From the Oulf of St. Lawrence
to the Quit of Mexico and the West Indies,
from the Great Lakes to the Mississippi,
all waters have been laid under contribu
tion and collectors are constantly searching
for new and interesting varieties.
Managers of big department stores have
been trying harder than ever In the last
year or two to nullify the Influence of bad
weather on their business. They cannot do
this altogether, but they have Improved
conditions, tbey think. A few years ago
wet day meant positive stagnation In dry
goods stores. Women kept closely to their
homes, whether they might be suburban
ites or residents of Harlem flats. They
looked on every rainy day aa an Impossible
one, for shopping. Nowadays with cars
running In all directions and the center of
shopping operations coming up town,
women go. out on vet days If they desire
particularly to purchase something as much
as tbey do on dry ones. Meeting them half
way, 'merchants provide all kinds of en
tertainment for them, in addition to show
ing goods. In one big store there is an art
gallery, with many valuable paintings, a
music ball, a restaurant, a curio depart
ment, where all kinds of antiques may be
examined, and now, this week. It haa added
an automobile show. An Immense hall on
the top floor has been prepared for the dis
play of autos and there la a track upon
which electric machines are speeded. As
all this is under cover the management
says It finds that rainy days bring a larger
attendance of women to their establish
ment than ever before In Its history.
A New Yorker of considerable age and
of real New Amsterdam Dutch descent, was
speaking of the restless activity and mad
dog haste of the metropolis. "It always
rests me," he said, "to recall an Incident
told me years ago by my grandmother, of
her grandfather." '
"The old man was slow and phlegmatic.
He had a neighbor of the same build. Many
an hour . would they sit on his vine-covered
porch, near the Bowery, and smoke.
Their conversation was usually of the or
der described by the eld man's wife, as
overheard one day In June,
"The neighbor came over and sat down.
After each had pulled away for halt an
hour, the visitor said: 'It's a fine day.'
There waa no response. The clock ticked
away. The smoke rose. Two hours passed.
Tnere waa a cioua over tne sun. Then a
drizzle. The shower pattered on the
leaves et the morning glory. My ancestor
looked up; It was I In the afternoon.
'Yes,' he said, 'but It does look like rain.
I wonder It we are any happier In these
exciting daysT '
Mr. Charles C. Nqtt, whom District At
torney Jerome has mads his flrst assistant.
a young man of distinguished connec
tlons. He 2s a son of Chief Justice Nott
of the United Btatea court of claims,
grandson ot the late President Ellpbalet
Nott of Union college, and on his mother's
ride of the late President Mark Hopkins
of Wllllsms; a nephew of tbe preaent presi
dent of Williams, and a cousin of Rev,
John Hopkins Denlson of the Central
There la a good deal ot Ireland ln the
vicinity of Broadway and Dey street, ac
cording to the Press. At Dey Is tbe Mer
eantue national bank. Borne two years
ago a hand organ paused with Its grinder
In action beneath the window of the bank
and played, "Wearln' of the Green." The
cashier, a genuine son of England, It Is
supposed, threw up the sash and yelled:
Clear ont of therel GUI I'll have the
police after you!" The Uttle patch of Ire
land la tbe street saw and heard. Imme
diately there was a call for a meeting, at
which It was unanlmoualy reaolved that
the organ should ooms to tbe window every
day for a year and play "Wearln of the
Green." Immunity was guaranteed to the
grinder and a collection amounting to CO
cents a day waa placed ln bla hand. On
last Mondsy a contract for another year
was entered Into, with the understanding
that the tune Is to be played aa many
times aa tha chief conspirator demanda.
A touch of old world color will be given
tbe banks of the Hudson river, near Pough
keeptle, this summer by two great religious
bouses tbe Jesuit novitiate, which has Just
been completed, and a t.ew monastery of
the Holy Cross. The Jesuit buildings, which
are occupied by tha novices of ths society,
who wera formerly located at Frederlok,
M4 , are- of colonial style and Include ac
commodations for other people then those
who wear the cassock, as It is Intended to
make the novitiate a retreat like thote ef
the Cat hollo oouatrles. Tha Order of Holy
Cross consists exclusively of priests of
tha Protestant Episcopal church. Their
building on the Hudson will be completed
wlthla a short tint
- -JIDICIAL TVRAKNV.
Leaaoa ( the ttnllna In the Wahnah
- tnlnnetloa Caao.
While It would be difficult to set any
bounds to the possible aasumptlon of power
by federal courts hereafter. It Is probable
that the case of Judge Adams ot St. Louis
will be as appropriate as any other for use
by tbe foea of Judicial absolutism.
In this Instance the magistrate haa con
victed himself. It may be soma time be
fore another Judge will go to such lengths
ot oppression as he has done and at the
same time place upon record an open con
fession of his wrong-doing.
If the enemies ot Judicial tyranny desire
a sufficient Justification tor a demand that
congress shall take aotlon for the defense
of popular rights, or If tbey shall conclude
that Impeachment proceedings will more
quickly direct public attention to what has
become a monstrous and a dangerous abuse,
the case of Judge Adams will be feund
sufficient for their purpose.
The utterance of this magistrate at the
time when he dissolved the Injunction
against the officers of the Wsbsah train
men's organisations amounted to an ad
mission that his peremptory action In the
matter la tbe flrst place was unlawful, op
pressive and unjust. Furthermore, he
asserted, tn an attempt to excuse his ac
tion, a power over the minds and con
sciences of men which is new even la In
The injunction was granted, we are told,
on the representation that the officers of
tbe employes' organisations were about to
order a strike which the members did not
approve of. It was dissolved on the show
ing that this contention could not be sus
tained. It followa, therefore, that If a
Judge la assured by Interested parties that
a strike, lawful ln Itself, Is to be ordered
without the approval of the men Involved
an Injunction may issue on this ex parte
showing without notice to the other side
and without evidence aa to Its truth or
In this way a movement wholly lawful
ln Itself Is stamped by Judicial absolutism
as unlawful and is forbidden under pains
and penalties prescribed by no law and to
be determined only by the caprice of the
Judge himself. If this Is not ft misuse of
the writ ot injunction It would be difficult
to Imagine what would be. In a matter In
volving the legal rights of thousands it
accepts the word of one party and refuses
the Other even a hearing. It deprives tbe
court at the very outset ot Its Judicial
character and makes It an Instrument to
be used flagrantly to the advantage ot
one disputant and to tbe disadvantage of
People who Inveigh against government
by Injunction have something real and
tangible here to take hold of. In many
cases their complaints are not well
grounded. Here la a caae In which the in
junction process haa been carried beyond
the possibility of successful defense. If
agitation against this sort of thing Is to
be effective It must be aimed at palpable
wrong. Judge Adams has exposed himself
and tbe whole wretched system to ft sweep
ing and ft' successful attack.
The king of Greece has an alde-de-oamp
who rejoices ln the name ot Pappadlaman-.
Dean Farrar, the great preacher and
successful novelist. Who died last week,
always- had as a companion a green par
rot, . and. insisted . he couldn't work com
fortably without her. i
The bridle which was used by Sitting
Bull, chief of the Sioux, when he led his
band of braves into the valley of death at
the battle of the Uttle Big Horn," haa
beet presented to Mr. George nab fit Phil
The redoubtable Colonel Jack China, ot
Kentucky, who ased to make the earth
tremble with bis roar, was knocked down
and out and hla weapons taken away from
htm by a constable who served an attach
ment on him in Cincinnati.
A steady stream ot Mormons continues
to pour through the port of New York on
its way to Utah. They are for the most
cart thrifty, industrious folk, who go to
the great desert In the expectation of In
creasing their wealth and their families.
Prof. George Pro well, curator and li
brarian of the York County Historical so
ciety, has come Into posiesston of a bound
file ot the famous Virginia "Gazette" for
the year 1776. It contalna the declaration
ot Independence aa It was originally
drafted for publication.
Dr. Robert Sanglovannl ot New York
has opened systematto warfare on the cor
set, which he stigmatizes as "the direct
conductor ot tuberculosis." The doctor has
secured the active co-operation of the New
York Board of Education, whloh haa Invited
him to deliver lectures before certain of
the public schools.
Several notable persons have fallen vlo-
tlms to the new ordinance at Waahlngton
forbidding automobllea speeding. Lieuten
ant Robert S. Clark of the Ninth Infantry,
the stepson of Bishop Potter - and tha
wealthiest man in the army, waa the flrst
punished. He paid the oourt $10 for run
ning his machine at a twenty-four-mlle-aa-hour
gait. Frank Joy, a broker, was caught
and fined 10 and a millionaire from the
west who appeared as John Smith In the
"The Perfected AmerlcM Witch," n Clastraied look
cf Interesting information About witches, tulll be sent
fret upon request,
Amerlan WiUhim Witch Compiny,
Until Saturday to make your Kanter purchiituv We
take it for granted you intend to make one, It it's
a top coat, a suit, a pair of trousers or a vaint coat,
there might be some slight alteration to be made,
that will need a little time. Thene are the early pur
chases, we adTieie. Ilatu, neckwear, gloven, Khirta,
underwear, etc, are different. We can ahvajH suit
and fit you in a moment'H time.
JVb clothing fits like ours.
Fif'y Yesrs tha SfxnJard
Klghitt Honors World' Fair
Kfehist tssts U.S. Gov't Chomlst
raioi baking eowoin oo.
police records paid $5 for five minutes et
Joy at the rate of twenty miles an hour.
Old-fashioned residents ot Washington
deplore the fact tbat social Ufa there is
taking on many of the objectionable feat
ures which characterise the "rude and rich"
New York set. Opulence at the capital is
making great display In equlpagea, lunch
eons, dinners, dancea, etc., and It Is com
ing to be understood that nowadays money
not only talks, but howls. .
The cttlsens of Portland, Ore., are en
tering enthusiastically upon the work of
making it a city of roses tor exposition
year. Two-year-old . rosebuds of many
varieties are being taken Into the state
from California by tens of thousands, and
are being eagerly bought and planted anil
are expected to be In full bloom on the
opening ot the exposition, two years heme.
LINKS TO A LAIG11.
Perhaps you have seen a woman surl- .
denly slop weeplnf at a funeral wnn,,,,,,f f
haa taken out her handkerchief and notlo. I
that there to a hole In It. Somerville Jour-
"Drop me a line!" cried the excursionist
who had fallen overboard. .
"What's the useT" calmly rejoined the
alleged funny man of tho party. "There
Isn't any powtofflco where you axe going.
"Don't stan' aroun tellln how much yoh
would have won If yoh hosa had come In
fust," said Uncle Eben. "It'e Jea" de wune
aa braggtn' 'bout a dinner yoh didn't git a
chanoe to eat." Washington Star.
Mrs. Woodby Ruyter What does your
husband do for a living?
Mr Kautton (haughtU) He's an author.
Mrs. Woodby Ruyter I know, ao la mine;
but I say what doea your husband do for
a living? Chleago Tribune.
"Are you the man that sells tickets ln
the box-offloeT " queried a stranger In tha
"Do I look like I pt On airsT" replied
the other man, In an offended tone. .Why,
I am only the owner of the ,Ueater."
Chloago Newa - ..
Major Burbon I really don't knew, auh.
now Old li) i a wniBHey is; niw in bwu
oellah for twenty yeana, rui ,
Colonel Kalmuck Mah land, majah, bow
did that happen, auh; did yo' mislay It?
' Binge How do you cook that new break
fast, food you manufacture T
Bangs-Just add hot water and aerre.
Blngs But how do you manage to place
It before the public T
Bangs Just add hot air and nerves-New
York Tlmea . , '
He I suppose you are aware' of tha ten
der feeling I have for you?,.
Bhe No; I'm quite In the dark.
He That being the raae, permit tne to
suggest that we strike a match. Chicago
News. - . , j- ;v' ';,'.
"Gracious!" exclaimed lady Sybel Brit- .
tonr "another momber of our nobility la to
tnarry an American concert hall singer.
Isn't It terrible?"
"It Is so," replied Mis Gotham, "but
really, the averago seubrette doesn't de
serve much sympathy." Philadelphia
THE) ROAD TO YE8TKRDAT.
W. t. Nesblt In Chicago Tribune. ,
There la a road to yesterday
A wondrous thorough" e,
Where wanton ureeses Idly play
And blossoms scent the air.
It stretches long and fur and straight;
It wanders up and down;
It passes many an open gate
And many a Uttle town. ..
There Is a road to yesterday;
The grasses grow hralde.
And trees that spread and swing and sway
And phade the pathway wide.
Its flowers are a goodly sight.
And It goea on and on
And leads- to many a starry night
And many a cloudless dawn.
There Is a road to yesterday.
And we may trace Ita gleam.
In flecking ahade or dancing ray
Upon eome little stream;
Or we may see It, when, with eyes
Half closed, we hear a aog
That oalla up many a glad sunrise
And many a twilight long.
There Is a road to yesterday.
And each one knows Ita start
The portal to this wondrous way
la held within the heart;
From there the pleasant courses lead
Aa far aa one can see
It reste on many a golden deed
And many a memory.
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