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befor in this wit day ot March. A. D..
M. B. HUNOATE,
Intelligent worklnginen know their
V4im an that onamiaa and thev da.
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cum mvo "u-
take 1,1. turn next to tell us acain In
how small esteem he holds the banner
it win w d-voWi. non the weather
man to by In a supply of his best
t,rnd for th nreaidenf tour of Ne-
braska and visit to Omaha.
The Thomson-Houston electric light
monoDolr . wants the city attorney as
well as a majority of the counca It
will then ba the whole flush.
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To a man up a tree that Investigation
of alleged crooked work in the Post- J
office department seems to be conducted I
with too much assistance from the brass
It turns out that Shamrock III sus-
, talned no damage below the water line
In It mwn ..Jnnt thn .111 I
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men to going dry.
It is fortunate the strike of the tele
phone linemen was not pulled . off
earlier, otherwise It . might have Inter
Cared seriously with the legislative
lobby down at Lincoln.
If the Red Cross society carries out
its threat to break Into congress with
Its troubles, the members of the two
houses may have to organize a special
ambulance corps for themselves. I
The establishment of the New York
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Btocg. exenange in its new paiatiai home
will only make the money power, as
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picturea by the prophets or calamity,
issume a still more hideous mien.
If Mr. Vanderbilt wants to get married
again why should he not be allowed to
go so just me same as any one eise
There is no question that he Is able to
lupport a family In reasonable comfort
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,uV wuiuu uu.b muujiui. - .v . uin;c
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iax reionue uu mo corporuuon tax
luuni-fl iuuiiuj mo nuin i'uuiuaie
verily, pontics makes strange bedfel-
tows. i. .
Under-Mayor Moores- administration
the lowest tax rate in the history of
"U,U" fu" wcu '"lulu' "uul democratic party ' purposes- ; Grover Bosewater for furnishing cheap electric
ivtdeuce of economical and business- Cleveland. It Is assumed,, has "no Idea power in Omaha was to prevent a viola
Ike management of city affairs could of m8klng.a fourth canvass for the Hon of the law In granting a monopoly
Colonel Hi-van tries to screw un the
sourago of his followers by assuring
Jhem of his, belief that democratic vic
tory will some day come. In the mean
lime, however, the spirit of hopefulness
nakeS a mighty ttllnv diet
The president wants to talk to the
leople , of .iOinaha without dlscrirolna-
lon Qt distinction. .No silk-stocking
ixcluslwnoKS for President Roosevelt.
Se Is the president of all the people and
tnows'bow. to get.plose to the people.
Governor Illchards of Wyoming gigged
aok none.'bjo boou from his assertion
hat the western states had been turned
igaiust; Prvstldeqt.. Itoosevelt by . hi
lorest reserve policy and his order for
Jje enforcement of the law ugalnt the!
and grubbing public Umnin feucers.
The gas company seems to have de
Hded to hold off Its street lighting con-
i-act extension until after election, but
t forced the hand, of It. friends In the
louncilby sprluglug it in committee on
Holiday. The V committee meeting dls
dosed that Councilman Lobeck had
llaced his vote' at the disposal of the
(as company. The people should re
bember tins wnen - uiey are askeu to
kyl for Lobeck for city comptroller.
a DErtXft ur vnaAiiiZKD labor. I
Senator Hanna occupies no uncertain I
nlnoe as a defender of organized labor, a
He haa had much experience with It aa
an emnlover of labor on an eitensWe I
acale, so that what he aaya.ln behalf of
trade unionism la due to Ion acquaint-
ance and Intimate contact with It The
president of one of the largest labor or-
cfinUntlons In the country recently
te itoinn aa "nnn of the
greatest lenders of organized labor we
have" and he Is generally to regarded,
Xo one doubts the perfect sincerity of
the Ohio senator In this respect and
therefore his views and his counsel on
the sublect have areat weight. Mr.
Hanna Is nromlnently Identified with the
National Civic federation, whose pur-
pose Is to promote Industrial peace, and
he has said that he has no higher am-
bltlon than to bring about such relations
between capital and labor as will Insure
peace between them. I
in hi .nowh tn tha rioWatoa nf thn I
Amalgamated Association of Iron, Steel
and Tin Workers, Mr. Hanna mnde a
strong defense of organized labor, taking
Issue unonalifledly with the views ex-
pressed by rreHldent Parry of the
American Association of Manufacturers. I
which have been very generally die-
approved. He pronounced untrue the
declarations of Mr. Parry In regard to
the spirit and purpose of organized
labor and said their author evidently
did not understand the question he dis-
enRr1 Mr TTnr.no aald it la nnt tnie I
that there Is on the part of organized
labor an "unwarrantable usumatlon of
rights, disastrous to Industrial policy."
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Eixaci agreement in every nusmess anaivu"cu mjth , iuouu6 cuumj. ,,ux.u
Industrial transaction Is not to be ex-
pected, "but there Is always a neutral
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great rorces can meer ana at least con-J
v. . t. i . v. t li. , , j n.i I
HIHL 11 WHO W11U1U U1B KODW1CUIC IUB
dustrial affairs are aatlsfied with the
enorts ueing mane to establish better I
. . . .-
relations Detween capital ana laoor ana I
are ready to CO-Operate. . . I
The vital and commanding Import-
ance of this subject Is more generally
and strongly realized than ever before.
uiauj Lrcuuie uie, nuureueuumi.a
aia&tttr0UII cnnfllct hetwtm organlzed
inv.. 1 a I
Iiuuuc ouu uiKaiiJz,eu capital, who poo-1
slbly unorganized labor as the ally of
capital. That there Is such a danger
intelligent observers must see. Or-
ganized labor Is everywhere urging Its
demands with more than ordinary viiror.
Capital Is organizing for resistance and
offering protection to unorganized labor.
Associations for self-defense are belna-
formed by workingmen who are opposed
to trades unions. Thus the situation has
a most threatening aspect Nothing
could be more deplorable for the nation
than such a conflict as these conditlona
make possible. It would halt industrial
and commercial progress, produce aen-
eral business depression and most llkelv 1
financial panic and result In Immeasur-
able injury, to the social welfare. - It la I
a situation that calls for the most ear-
nest consideration of all thoua-htfnl and
conservatlve citlxens. to th nd tnot .
Dractic-bi- wav ma tnn, tn mvart
the threatened danger. Manifestly there
needs to be cultivated more of the spirit
of conciliation and also a higher sense.
on the part of both employers and em
ployes, of what Is Just and fair.
HBO WILL SB TBM LKADCRt
The question of a democratic leader
In 1904 Is receiving consideration and
while a dozen or more men of greater
or less prominence are mentioned as
possible presidential . candidates, there
Is not one of them aa to whose avail-
I uHtlltw thin la annthln. 111,,. ,..,. I
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.u.a.n. 4 a i-.
cent sruqs.us urooaiyn u.agie ais-
cussea some of these men. It begins
with tha .rflni. ir. r 1. I
nl amon " presiaentiai possiniijues,
"Isla nnalrAMXlA AMwtAlnn. iVi I
lu""tu," "u lu,
auDject to tne contrary notwlthstand-
ling," and also declares that there Is
Inrf m rvA .I.. ..I.im. . V. 1-1
little room for D. B. Hill on the list
aitnougn ne or course wants and will
i a.AAl. 4V. .11.1 Tll.1 M M I "
iuuuuuu. xncora winey
Ma considered out of the' question, for
various reasons and Edward M. , Shep-
ara or ISew lork. although he Is keep-
-M Ll a' 1 -1 M . 1
iu , uiiusm m eTiaeuce, ana. may pro-
ruiu..,u,.m me aen conven-
uou 01 nis parry, is not regaraea by the
rjigiH hb B. promiBing pOHSlDlllty. Uor-I
man, It is pointed ouf is not likely to
be the leader In next year's camDalen
for the reason that the rnndldnto will
not be takln from the aouth. Whh
LectIon' Is already sufficiently solid for
presidency and In conclusion the Eagle
merely mentions Judge .Parker, whom
I If .la
The New York Times also discusses
the availability of a number of men,
some of whom are entirely unknown
to .the massea of the democratic party.
It speaks well of Judge Parker, of
Olney and of Hill,"' but shows the
strongest liking for Mr. Cleveland, of
hni It says that It 1s a. remarkable
,act that Wa name Is .heard now more
rrJutuu' lnan lnal or v any other
amonK tlle possibilities. The Times re-
maras mat "it is often said that Mr.
I Cleveland split his party; the reply now
I everywhere beard ta that he split the
I republican party first and ' would split
agam ,r nominated." This was writ-
tea before Mr. Bryan's, speech at Kan-
eaa 'u which be declared that the
I democratic party was weaker after the
I second Cleveland administration than it
- 1 bnd ever been before. The Times con-
eludes; It has usually been the case
that when the outlook for the demo-
cratlc party was gloomy and It. chance.
of victory slight there have been few
- 1 aspirants for the honor of the noml
nntlon. In this year 1003 possible can
dldates are numerous and many of them
- not reluctant The circumstance is slg
Among all these aspirants,' however,
ther la not on who eould nnlta ana
harmonize the party and to find such
man la the great difficulty that con
fronta tne democracy. From all pre-
cnt arpearancea It Is an Insuperable dlf-
nculty. If the next democratic nationa:
convention shall ba controlled by the
eastern reorganizes, aa appears not 1m
probable. It la very safe to Bay that the
presidential candidate win noi do ao
contable to a Tery large number of
western democrats. Obviously that very
mnch disorganized party Is In a worse
anemma tnnn ever Derore ana mere is
no promise or prospect that Its tin
happy situation will Improve.
" cuxt rx.
" tne present municipal campaign
the taxpaying citizens of Omaha are
confronted by the allied corporations
who have for years evaded their Just
ehare of the burdens of taxation ana
ttre banded together now In opposition
to the great mass or taxpayers, ine
f ranchlsed corporations have pooled Is
aues In order to block municipal owner
nip and levy tribute upon their patrons
through a mayor of their own choosing
and a subservient council of their own
The railroad corporations are banded
together with them to prevent an
equitable assessment of their properties
"! evade their Just share of the bur
dens of municipal taxation. . When
Mayor Moores appointea a uoara or re-
View last fall that W88 not tO be
swerved from its duty by corporate
pressure, he was marked down as an
unsafe man by the corporations and In
.".. A thAl AttAnlaotlnff Afimltv Whan
the tax commissioner ana Boara or lie
view appraised the railroad, properties,
which the State Board of Eauallzatlon
t,o t. 1... nn
thn railrnnda mndo fnrm n 1 rvmf osf anil
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followed up their remonstrance with a
temporary Injunction from the federal
mu Momirau n is vi iue
nfmn' imnnB4n.n ivty.nd
C lv t
miaa. uiai me next mayor ana coun-
cU "naU aPPal from the district court
t0 the appellate court and eventually
10 tne supreme court in case tne ran
roads win out In the lower courts
This Is the true inwardness of the op-
nnalHnn nf tha inmmnnHv nf Inforoat
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railroads and franchised corporations
t0 tt candidacy of Frank E. Moores.
TheT know that Howell Is "a safe
u"lu uu xae' w"r ua lU8 contest
u "QUre7 between Moores and
Howell. The Intrusion of Benson Into
tte campaign has had Its Inspiration In
the toner councils of the allied corpora-
t,on8- because they know that every re-
Pu"can vote given 10 aenson is nair a
vote Ior aoweu ana "oweu is their
The Pounding of the hewgags and the
oanlug or tom-toms Dy tna Benson
boomers is aimpiy an attempt to dls-
the people from the irrepressible
conflict between the tax-shirking cor
poratlons and the taxpaying citizens.
Nine-tenths of the shouters for Benson
wUl cast their.votes for Howell on elee-
tlon day and after election they may
be depended on to claim that they voted
for Benson nd charge the blame for his
inevitaDie numiuaang aeieat to those
In an extended interview of himself
C. C. Wright makes known bow anxious
he is for municipal ownership. While
silent on electric light he freely un
bosoms himself on water works. He
says a water plant should be acquired
as speedily as possible and at reasons
bla rates. But how acquired? Has Mr,
Wright any definite Idea on this sub
Ject? It Is very easy to Indulge in gen
eralltles Just before an election
another tnlng. to have a deflnlte,
-i.,,, ,. nf nrnc,n- r,rT At.
LArnAT nnnn-n h.. md Vnnxrn Ma
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views in no uncertain terms. He de-
cUreg u ungaf( the propo8ed appral
sr ar srr
ment plan provided by the disjointed
and myoncelved Howell law. He
says the only true plan of acquiring
wt.r rk. i. ,,nd- th .n..
nroT,afB of amin.nt domain. nM. Mr
bright take Issue with City Attorney
ronnp on fhlfl If . M
deflne himself. It is well known that
Ur. f-onnell la working in harmonv
tho ..nter Iwinrd and tht it mm.
be,, beueve in .the correctness of his
T,ewe ,s t0 the true manner of proce
I C. 0. Wright says the reason he op-
I'noaed the nagaicn of the ordlnanpA nl
lowing th neonle to vote on the ones.
tlon of granting a franchise to Andrew
franchise to a public official. Mr. Wright
prefers that the Thomson-Houston Elec-
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exercise a monopoly without any fran-
chise. This is a spasm of virtue the
I people will have difficulty to under
The gas company has Lobeck In the
council whenever It wants him. The
gas company also thinks Lobeck would
be a safe man, to check up as comptrol
ler the amount of royalty It owes the
city from year to year on sales of gas
under Its franchise stipulations.
City Clerk Elbourn Is asking re-elec
tion as an endorsement 'of his first
term's administration of the office. It
Is the practice to give an efficient officer
a second term and nothing has been
said to show that Mr. Elbourn Is not
entitled to such endorsement
When you And the corporations all
lined up against any candidate on the
republican ticket you may put It down
wfthont queetlon that the corporation,
I ... hnndi i.im
In case their interests clash with public
Twelve thousand troops will partici
pate In the military parade in connec-
tlou with the dedication exercises of
the Louisiana Purchase exposition at
St Louis. That would have constituted
half the entire regular army of the
country previous to the late war with
Spain and even now Is equal to a fifth
of the nation's permanent military
equipment Yet the demagogues talk
of the dangers of militarism.
The welcome showered on Senator
Hanna at the steel workers' convention,
In which he was hailed as a champion
of the rights of labor, may be taken
as proof that the horns with which he
was formerly depicted have all been
Ex-Bpeaker Henderson looks to the re
election of President Roosevelt by the
largest majority ever given a presi
dential candidate. And Colonel Hender
son does not bear a reputation for pipe
dreams of overexpanded enthusiasm,
Don't Hide Year Llufct.
New fork World.
An Omaha man with 140.000 has HUe4
himself from loneliness. It seems that he
must have hidden th light of his dollars
under a bushel. i
Helpfal HlBts for Caka.
An Ingenious American has orraniieil a
"shark syndicate" for Cuba. Th frndl-
cat Is to destroy the man-eating fish and
Is not to encourage the human sort, aa
its name might lead many to infer.
Can We Stand lit
Indianapolis Journal. '
Northwestern university - professor
predicts that "A Hot Time In the Old
Town" will become our national air, and
still no precautionary action is taken. Some
people think that with, our strength and.
prosperity w can stand anything.
Shifting th Blame.
Th naval bureaucrats console themselves
with the belief that the mishap to Main
was worth all it cost by preventing
the greater injury in time of battle. The
only consolation for the nation in th dis
covery is that it will probably compel th
naval bureaus to be more accurate In
future. , i . . - .
When the president of th National As
sociation of Manufacturers railed so fiercely
against labor unions a little regard tor
consistency might have suggested to him
the propriety of first advising the abandon
ment of manufacturers' unions. When
manufacturers combine shall not working
AH nations that wish to dispute th
greatness of the United States will take
notice that the Judge advocate general has
decided that the sharpening of sabres Is
not Inhuman according to the laws of war.
It may be supposed to be more painful to
a man to be killed with a dull tool than
with a sharp one, though there Is little In
formation from the dead on this point.
Scrape Oft, th Moaa.
Cincinnati Enquirer (dem.).
Colonel Bryan denounces those democrats
who did not act with th regular organ I ta
tlon of th party In IMS and 1900, and those
democrats who remained dormant in those
campaigns, or voted, tor, McKlnley, denounce
the followers ot Bryan and the free sliver
platform; and some of them try to justify
themselves as th only Simon-pure demo
crats. It may b necessary for men of both
factions who hav th breadth of Intel
lectual beam to push, original principles to
the front., and mutually conoede and yield
on points that are not now conspicuously
In issue, to take charge of th affairs ot
the party before It drlfta to th rocks.
Folly and the Care-All.
In days of old a robber went forth to rob.
Nowadays a robber ot th first class haa
his open habitat precisely Ilk th honest
citizen and remains In it and hangs out a
sign and has great difficulty In attending
to th throngs that pour In to beg him
to relieve them ' of ' their goods. He Is
usually keeping either a "get-rich-quick"
concern or a "get-healthy-qutck" concern.
At bottom the two Industries are th same.
They rest rock-founded upon the universal
delusion that something can be got for
nothing. A man who has obviously abused
his health for forty-six weeks of the year
does well to devote the remaining six weeks
to Intelligent repentance tor his physical
sins. But he is not "as good as new
again," and If th "cur" has wrought any
benefit beyond what fresh air, sensible eat
ing and regularity will effect anywhere It
has wrought It at the expense of his vl
tality. Further, Instead ot having set
him In the way of permanent good behavior,
the "cure" has encouraged him to think he
can do as he pleased and can always re
turn to find th health of youth again.
MISSOIHI'S GRKAT SHAM a
Political Depravity Revealed by Tw
Kansas City Journal.
On lobbyist, the chief of police at th
state capital, and four or flv state sen
ators. Indicted; on boodler a fugitive from
Justice, th lieutenant governor hidden
from the arm of the law and Ilka a pitia
ble refugee from his own conscience wan
dering distractedly about the country; and
sixteen more legislators, a prominent poll
ticlan and a big railroad lawyer Implicated
In bribery charges this I th result so
far of the dragnet Investigation ot th Cols
county grand jury.
Until th present time there ha been no
particular effort nor necessarlty to conceal
the bribery which existed at Jefferson City,
The practice was looked upon a one of the
ordinary methods of procuring or prevent
lng legislation. Apparently it excited th
humor more than the wrath ot th people,
and the scandal ot it was not thoroughly
realized until th exposure was brought
about In a dramatic way. A preacher who
was defeated for the chaplaincy of the
bouse, early In th session mad a scath
ing arraignment from his pulpit of certain
condition which he claimed existed at th
capltol. Ha waa followed by Speaker White
cotton, who In addressing a crowd gath
ered to celebrate the wiping out of th
etat debt denounced th conduct ot cer
tain of his fellow statesmen as so out
rageous as to call tor the use ot hemp. He
repeated his charges In the house, and a. a
result that body appointed a committee of
Investigation. Positive evidence was dis
covered that money was used to prevent th
passage of th textbook commission bill,
and to keep th alum clause In th pur
foods law. Thereupon Judge Hasell, of
Col county, summoned a grand jury and
the legislators finished their business with
dispatch and beat a hasty retreat to their
homea and summer resort, where many
now lie hid. safe.from subpoenas and requi
sitions. The evidence by disclosing th fact
that some of the boodle changed hands at
Bt. Louis gave Attorney Folk a chance to
put his famous grand jury In commission
again, and ao It has happened that th big
gest scandal th state has ever had Is being
probed by the best man who eouii hav
1 besa selir"" for th purpose.
III latmi am American Laws, Pall,
el nan laatltatlan.
Th celebration of Thomas Jefferson's
birthday wss mad mor prominent than
usual by th occurrence of the centennial
anniversary of the Louisiana purchase, to
b commemorated In a few weeks. Jeffer
son will continue to be both a picturesque
and great figure In American history. It
Is singular that all parties and all fac
tions of parties find In him their Ideal.
On Monday distinguished statesmen ot op
posite party affiliations vied In eloquent
xpreaslon of th greatness of the author
of th Declaration of Independence.
On reason for this may be found la his
close connection with the government In
some form from Its birth through a series
of many years. Ha appeared la so many
revelations of a striking character as to
naturally attraot greater attention than
others, and to make his life and acta mor
Interesting. Whli this may be to some
extent correct, Thomas Jefferson was un
questionably on ot the greatest of Amer
ican statesmen, and very few hav so
strongly Impressed themselves upon th
laws, policies and Institutions of th state.
On reason why every political party is
able to appeal to him will ba found In his
versatility and his ability to change his
convictions when antagonised by tacts. In
this Instance of th Louisiana purchase
h had expressed th view that It was un
constitutional to acquire foreign territory.
This was a generalisation reached by logic
Th on was a theory of academlo Impor.
tanc, while th situation In th southwest
was a condition Imperatively demsndlng
action, and Jefferson acted without hesi
tation. There la nothing more common
among rtatesmen than th generalizing
process, and nothing more uncommon than
for them to have the nerve to repudiate
their generalisations when such a course
for th benefit -of the state. Lincoln,
Gladstone, Bismarck and Sir Robert Peel
never hesitated to do this when It was
apparent . that specific, policies were re
quired. The habit of logical exactness la th
maintenance of a political generalization,
and th refusal to regard th logic of
vents caused fifty years ago woes that
can scarcely he enumerated. The greatest
statesman Is he who can see that ha .is
wrong, or that he has been put In th
wrong by the march of progress. Jefferson
was a man ot this kind. He did not hesi
tate to abandon his impressions when ha
perceived that they were erroneous or out
of data, and It Is largely because ot this
that his Influence and his acta have made
so great an Impression upon the country's
OJfK STRONG YOV'IfG MAN.
Rare and Forcefnl Character Antasr-
oniae Lesrlslatlv) Graftcra.
Philadelphia North American.
Over in New York the politicians are
watching with uneasiness the movements
ot a certain young member of the legisla
ture. He 1 only 26 years old, and this Is
his first term In Albany, yet his career. If
anything so brief may be so called, already
furnishes material tor a short political
This young man, Oeorg B. Clark, repre
sents th Twenty-ninth district In New
York City. Hs 1 rich enough to be above
temptation from legislative bribery, though
experience has , shown that wealth alone
will not keep atralght a man who lacks
honesty and Independence. Clark ha both,
and ha Is demonstrating th tact In a man
ner highly disconcerting to some of his fel
When be first appeared In Albany young
Mr. Clark listened to all that war said to
him, smiled cheerfully at threats, politely
declined all proposition, and voted like an
honest man on every bill.
H did mor. He went out of his way
to gather evidence of bribery, and It Is as
serted that he now baa affldavlta which
would forever blast th reputations of some
distinguished members. '
Th lessons . In tills are obvious. Th
people wonder sometime why It Is that
open and shameless bribery Is carried on In
legislatures. They wonder why It is that
no man dares to assert his manhood, not
only by refusing to be a party to the
crimes, but by fighting those who are. Most
frequently the reason Is timidity, fear of
ludicrous failure or political revenge. Mr.
Clark say he Is quit Indifferent to th
consequences, and that he will fight against
corruption Just so far as his ability will
His carelessness about th future, of
course. Is an advantage that all men do not
possess. But his courage and hi simple
honesty may surely b emulated. And
wherever a man arises who will ' display
these 'qualities in as great degree, he will
find himself amazed at th ease with which
ha can cause consternation among th
forces of corruption. A few such men
could break np any combination of bribers
and plunderers that vr existed.
Th Porto RIcans ar rapidly becoming
Americanized. , Th mayor of on of their
principal cities has been arrested for em
bezzling $200,000. .
Dr. E. Hanlln of Emporia, Kan., yawned
and dislocated his jaw. Things ar dull
sine th populists hav been downed In
the Sunflower state.
The conviction of a clergyman's sons of
manslaughter In Minneapolis and th
striking of a Chicago saloon by lightning
hav given a number of people a firmer
grip on cherished Ideas.
Pekln. flattered by th attention of th
United States government in taking trouble
to find out that th nam of th Chines
capltrl ahould bo spelled with th final let
ter, no doubt feels "away up In Q."
An eld negro appeared at Eagle Pass,
Texas, the other day and asked If It was
true that the emancipation proclamation
had mad the negroes free. There seems
to be some doubt about that in the Texan
The Eaater bonnet was not In th run
ning with th Easter hat passed in th
New York churches. The ornaments were
checks, greenbacks, gold eagles and pal
coin. One hat carried $42,000 and another
Dr. D. K. Pearsons of Chicago, the vet
eran friend of small colleges, celebrated
his 83d birthday on April 14 by making
anniversary gifts to two colleges. Winter
Park. Flv, $50,000, and Kingfisher college,
The Board of Public Service of Cincinnati
has abolished all th golf links In the public
parks and ha forbidden the. gam therein
on the ground that It would be dangerous
to women and children who frequent the
parks for outing and recreation.
Prof. H. L. Boiley, botanist of th North
Dakota agricultural college and experi
mental station, has been appointed special
agent for the Investigation of the flax
crop and flax diseases In Europe. He will
go first to th Netherlands and then pro
cesd to eastern Russia.
Plerpont Morgan, who celebrated hi. (6
birthday last Friday, achieved his greatest
business successes sine be reached th
three-acore mark. Hs first becam prom
inent la the financial world about twenty
year ago, when be went to Europe and sue
cessfully sold $25,000,000 worth of New York
Central stock. This mad th old finan
ciers gasp. . By this piece of work Mr. Mor
gan won the lasting friendship of the lat
William ' H. Vanderbilt and Incidentally
cleared $1,000,000 for himself. .
THERE ID HO GUBDTiTUTE
ROUND ABOUT NEW YORK
Ripples the Current f Lit la th
Th new home of the New York Stock
exchange, which was dedicated with ap
propriate ceremonies yesterday, Is an Im
posing marble "building of nln stories,
located ' almost - on th spot where
the first tribe of broker met under the
shelter of a butternut tree 101 years ago.
The main or the "show" front of th build
ing Is on Broad street and Is noteworthy
because of Its six Corinthian columns. El
feet In height and 66 Inches In diameter,
surmounted by a pediment tor the tympa
num of which J. Q. A. Ward has designed
a aeries ot sculptures whose main them
Is Integrity, represented by a central fe
male figure, to whom the' arts and Indus
tries bear their fruits for adjustment. Th
Wall street end ot the structure, which oc
cupies an irregular quadrilateral, having
frontages of 138 feet on Broad street and
163 feet on New street, with a depth of 150
feet. Is less ornate but equally appropriate.
The main effort was to provide a suitable
board room, where' th actlv trading la
done, and to this end the architecture has
The entrance to the exchange from the
main Broad street doors, reveal flights of
marble steps to right and left leading to
the floor of the board room. Directly
ahead ar corridors running through the
basement. This Is devoted to the members'
cdat rooms, to the offices of the cable and
telegraph companies and to office for use
aa barber shops, news stands and so on.
In th sub-basement are the rooms for em
ployes, th vaults for securities and much
of the costly machinery which serve, to
light, heat and ventilate the structure.
The apparatus for th latter purposes cost
more than $400,000. In the telegraph and
cable offloes are the outlets of the pneu
matic tube system, which, with Its
branches, taps every room In the building.
Following the marble steps to the floor of
th board room, immensity Is the - first
Impression given. It Is a hall resplendent
In gold leaf and pur whit marble, 140
feet long, from Broad to New atreet, and
10S feet wide, from-the Wall street to the
south end, with Its celling 72 feet above
the floor. In the center of the celling Is a
colored glass skylight 30 feet square. The
Broad and New street ends of the room are
simply great windows, sustained by Iron
mulllous, through which ar seen the Corin
thian pillars of each facade. There are
15,000 square feet of floor space, and this
expanse Is broken only by the trading posts,
fifteen In number, scattered about It, and
by the parallel rows of telephone booths
on the New street end, which extend some
eighteen feet Into the room proper.
The walls of th room are broken on th
Wall street and south ends by hug call
boards, on which are displayed the num
ber, of broker, who are wanted at the tele
phone. . These are In th center, of th
end and cover 800 aquare feet of space.
They ar divided Into 1,200 spaces meas
uring 8x12 Inches each.
On each side of th boards ar gigantic
lab. of Sienna marble, splendidly streaked
with gray veins, running from the wain
scoting to the celling border. They seem
to be solid slab at least 12 feet wide and
25 feet high. The Broad and New street
side, ar broken by th great window.,
weighing some thirteen ton. each, and by
two iron galleries, one on either aide, that
on th Broad atreet aid for th visitor,
and th other, for member., who enter it
from th smoking room on th second floor.
Th north wall Is also pierced by an arch
which lead, to the reception room, entered
from th north New street door. The
south wall I. similarly pierced for door,
leading In the east corner to th elevators
and stairs running to th upper floors.
The celling of th board room about
th glass dome Is indented with squar
panels, In each of which Is an open leafed
gilded flower which holds In Its center th
ground glass glob of an electlro light
Ther ar about sixty ot these lights. Th
decorations ar all In gold and marble.
The needs of th board room In th mat
ter of light were such that th upper floors
of the building hav been arranged In a
squara about this central dome. On th
various floors to th seventh ar th num
erous committee rooms, and oa the Wall
street front, shaped Ilk a wedge, ar
placed on auccasslv floor, offices for com-
Laundry Lesson Number Six,
No torn clothes you need to fix
Jim JL , Jim -sbAL .m
Ta b had at all grry tore . '
Kansas Oty Onulu Sl.Lot.fci Swift & CompiBy, CfciagQ St.ferp. St.NuI ft Worts
r was ii tmmammmmssi
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mitt, th exchange doctor, Its detective
foro. and a bath room, where ar spray,
needle, shower and nearly every other kind
of bath In us. On th seventh floor, In
th Broad .treat front, I. th bond room,
which Is In Itself a great hall, built like on
amphitheater two atorles high and lighted
by a skylight
It I. finely decorated la gold, with green
and brown wall panel. Thl. will be used
for member.' meetings and by the govern
ing committee also. Th New street side
of this floor Is. given over to th handsome
offices of th president of the exchange,
to th clerks, workroom, and, with a part
of th Wall street end, to th secretary's
office. Th top floor I given over . ti
restaurant purpose, smoking and lounging
- The growth of th business of th ex
change Is shown by th Increasing prloo of
membership in the organization. In 1823 thn
entrance fee was $25. This Increased until
In 1863.lt was practically $4,600. In 1866
It waa $10,000 and In 187, $20,000. Prices
of seats varied then until, In 1900, a seat
was sold for $35,000. Ther was a leap
In January, 1901, to $50,000 and befor th
end of that year a seat bad been sold for
$80,000. This is the present average price,
although one seat ha sold tor $82,000. Aa
there are 1,100 seats a fair valuation of
the total is about $38,000,000. If th wealth
of each member I put conservatively, at
$200,000, there Is represented . In the
membership of the new exchange some
$300,000,000. Inclusive of th value ot the
LINES TO A SMILK.
"Henry, what doe It mean In this his
torical novel when It say 'Our gun talked
back to th enemyt' "
"Why, they had Parrott guna In those
days, my lov." Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"Mollis." aaid the Blllvllle mother, "put
on yer bonnet, honey, an' run out an' kill
me a couple of rattlesnakes. I want a new
rattle fer the baby!" Atlanta Constitution.
. Judg (sarcastically) Did you ever .earn
a. dollar In your life T ' " " ' '
Vagrant Oh, ye; I voted for your honor
once! Puck. --'-,.
Mrs. Haterson Do you think It proper
to bow to a man in a club window T
Mrs. Catterson That depends. It'.' th
only chance I hav to recognise my hus
band. Harper' Basar.
"Pa," said th boy, looking up from hi
book, "what does a man', "better half
"Usually, my on," replied hi father
from behind th evening paper, "she mean
exactly what she saya." Philadelphia
Waggles H couldn't remember why hi
wife tied a string around his finger, ao he
was afraid to go home, and atayed out all
Jaggles What was It b should hav re
membered? Waggles To com horn early. Smart
THE WEST'S GREETING.
J, W. Foley, jr., In Bismarck Tribune,
He's comln' back aa President th' man w
used t know
As jea' plain Teddy Roosevelt nigh twenty
He's comln' back as President; it don't
seem hardly true.
But It's writ thar in th' streamers o' th'
old red, whit and blue;
He', comln' back aa President a friend t'
you an 'me.
An' th' head o' eighty million p' th' freest
souls thet'a free;
He', back in hi ol' stampln' ground th'
land thet love him beat
In th' fairest, aquareat country In this land'
o' oum th West I
Wby her prairie. I'arnad him fraadotn, an'
her aunahln gar him tan;
Her climate gave film stren'th an' health,
beflttln' of a man;
A-cllmbin' of her hill showed him th' way
thar at San Juan,
When h called her rugged sinew, into play
to lead her brawn;
Who' 'amed a better right today, to greet
him a her own?
Who'll stand, a wall, behind him ef sh ha
to stand alonoT -Th'
West th' nation's giant West; an' up
thar In th' blue
I a pledge o' faith an' honesty that never
D'ye wonder thet them streamer.. 1 a'
floatln" middlin' high?
D'ye wonder why them flag Is p'lntin" un
thar f the sky?
D'y mind them cannon boomin'; y' can
almost hear 'em say.
In a voice like rumblln' thunder: "Teddy's
comln' hyar t'dayl"
An' the West, his foster-mother. Stan's
with tear In her glad eyes.
With sunshine In her sweliln' heart. Ilk
unllght in her sklea,
Hr arm outstretched f welcom him; her
vole u pralned t' rail:
"He' comln' back a President; God bless
him!" an' that's all.
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a pure soap.
the clothes and
saves them, too
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