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THE OMAHA DAILY HEEi MONDAY, MAY 18, 1003.
Tiie Omaiia Daily Bee.
K. HOSEWATER, EDITOR.
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STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION.
State of Nebraska, Douglas County, as.:
George B. Taschuck, eecretary of The Bee
Puhllahlnz .'.nmnanv. belna duly SWOrn,
says that the actjal number of full and
Evening and Sunday Bee printed 'during tae
mourn ot " w-
n ar i a
Less unsold and returned copies.
Net total sales 880.98T
Net average ,rj-AHtr"n,V7HCHiJc I
Subscribed ln my preaence and sworn to
(Seal.) Notary Public
Knthlnir short of a nnllticsl revolution
wlll give the people of Nebraska full re-
lief from railroad tax-shirking.
Senator Gorman Isn't saying much
these days, but his wires will be found
Vw. In wtnulrtni, whon tha Hma I
w iu "
lfcr action comes.
Just now the agitation for an occupa
tion tax ln Omaha will be somewhat un
popular. There are altogether too many
people ln Oms.ba without occupations.
That superb Douglas delegation to the
legislature ought to have known better
"than to have divided the city Into thir
teen wards. Thirteen always has been
an unlucky number.
Colombia .w ants to raise the price de
manded for canal privileges across the
lithmiM. Colombia needa the money
and knows of.no one who could be 1
touched as hard as TJnc'.e Sam. .
It lrtno. warI will enndearend to I
Visit us ln America, WO Win cerrainiy
.. if h ba. a croon mj. And
we will leave It to him to say Just what
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klnd Of a I.'Ood time he prefers to nave.
When public curiosity In finally met
with the details of the alleged bribe
offers said to have been made to Got-
eruor Mickey, the chances are good for
a reoettlon of the story of the three
black crows. I
If their platform differences have all
been adjusted, Iowa republicans wui
have nothing to do In state convention
except to endorse the administration oi 1
Governor Cummins and his associates 1
WllU ceiuucnuia i icuuuuuauuu.
Tn ihA d r.n i niant a nroraj TnA stats I
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board of railroad assessment the rall-l
roaus were jjivcu mo ymucto
lng and closing. But If nobody on either
side had appeared to say a word the
outcome would probably have been the
The Increasing tide of European lm
migration Is good evidence of the lm
presslon our national prosperity has
made upon people abroad. If the pres-
ent pace is maintained, me current
year will be a record-breaker in lmml- I
Ike Ilascail is tne oruy man or tne
solid five that has the nerve to say he mu8t aT-u our8elveB of eTer opportu- petuaOon by legislative decree of conn- " hi"erly denounced. In their war
wanta a life tenure ln the city council. . . . . . . ., k k i.. t. fare on "government by injunction" they
All th. ottr members ln the old com-
muu , v...
thought or sucn a tniug ana wouia not i
have It If It was orrerea to tnem on a
aiivpr aaiver. i
Th oommonor onrht to, b interest.
lng reading if Cleveland should be put I
n fr rmwldont " retnarka the BL
Louis Globe-Democrat. It would hardly
Mv to .,wrihe now for the vear 1004
iti, thA atnttinn of aeeintr th fir,
works sot off by JJryan In celebration
of Cleveland's nomination.
Coneressnian Cousins of Iowa has been
made the target for denunciatory reso-
lutlons by the Iowa Federation of La-
bor for failure to withdraw the use of
his name and portrait from a brand
of nonunion cigars. Wonder if Mr.
Pnndnt ipn lwwn nasainir tht nlr-torlal
cigar box around among his constitu-
Another system of electric railroads to
connect the towns of western Iowa with
the capital of the Hawkeye state has
been projected and the promotera an -
nouuee that it will require an expend!-
ture of (10,000,000 to complete the lines
r.nntAmnltl. The Drolect merits serf-
' k .h.o,,..
a long felt want With western lowa
crisscrossed by seven or eight .team
railroads and branch roads, the proposed
electric lines will Lave lively competi-
tion. But promoters of railroad are al-
way. very taoguint
ALTvOETntn TOO PCXCTILtoUi.
The announcement that the arbitra
tion plan formulated and endorsed by
the Central Labor union ha received
no consideration at the hands of the
Buslnpsn Men's association on the
ground that no official notice of such
proportion had been received is to say
the least to be deplored.
The employers' organization seems to
ho alto).- too nnn. tnioiia. The ar-
bltratlon proposal of the labor unions
was published In all the daily papers
and no harm could possibly have come t
from giving It due consideration. If iPn application of the secretary of ag
the Man embodied anvttalnsr objection- rlculture. to furnish the latter with
able, or If the conditions under which
arbitration was suggested were not ae.
ceptable to the business men, a counter
proposal could have been made with a
view to reaching a common ground
upon which both parties to the contro
versy could stand.
Public sentiment in Omaha is over-
whelming In favor of an amicable ad-
jUHtment of pending labor troubles at
the earliest possible moment. Every
day's delay not only entails heavy losses
on those dlrectlv rnnccrnoil in the onn.
fllct, but seriously affects every man,
woman and child in Omaha. If it is
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wo mat mum iuo euxatt iroais wiiiniui I
evpr - day woud bulld the Auditorium,
Omaha can hardly afford to indulge in
.uch a ,uur- for any protra-ted pc
,,uu lw " rauicuis ana
belligerents on both sides.
ah ' . . . i a a. 1 i l a
11,8 problem with which the commu-
nity Is compelled to grapple is not a
theory, but a condition. Corporation
lawyers engaged to fight the battles of
ne employers "may talk wildly about
emancipating business men from sla-
thing to gain by. keeping up the fight
nn(j nothing to lose. Few of them have
ever employed any wage workers be-
yond . coachman or household servant,
and most of them could pick up their
Wonn and ,eave Omahn on twenty-
four hours' notice wlthbut Suffering se-
rlous Inconvenience or loss.
The time has come for the business
men who have the large Interests ln
Omnha Btlfl who. hnva nonlt with loro-o I
numbers of wage workers under varied
conditions to come to the front and take
the lead ln the effort to restore Indus-
trial nra Thla mnnnt h inn tw
talking to one another in closed door
a L. ma. - ..m m I
uimuuijs, uui u cau ion guuuiu ue oone
by conferences between representative I
employers and men authorized to dla-
cuss condition, of . settlement on the
part of the unions.
It is to the credit of organized labor
that It has taken the Initiative toward
i arbitration and manifested a disposition
to make concessions in order to meet
th emnlover. half war. tf th Ttnat.
ness Men's association will proceed to to b Btate 0,1 'nPctors of a quan
give the proposal of the labor unions ttt7 of "mating oil under the test
fair consideration ln the asm anirtt
that has actuated the labor uniona there
u n croon wm.on whV th wrhoi tw
i t. ...w. .
auouiu not. oe .eiueu amtcaoiy oy tne i
end of th Present week.
DOMiifAtiOif MiVHT Bt FEAVBFVU
tvclua 1 Bau8 UPUU tuo preoiueuv s sunn-
that one o-noirinM.l nofiltlon tn.
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Bux: our uumu,auuu wl aKlul: "
w taslBt Pn our "dantage and our
nauoDBi ngut, aa eastern payer ou-1
series vuai urn uuuuuauvu luuoi ue i
peaceful in order to be profitable, but
wo tmu -" ""ug ca iuj uuij
y an exhibition of strength on those
waters that will deter any otner power
tmm resisting It. While not desiring
more territory or xae responaiDuiiy or i
DroteCtW or governing In that Dart of
the world, nor desiring the exclusion of
oinera irom its intue ua equai tenns,
y we cannot diook tn0 policy or ny
European nauuu curvmg out ior iiseit i
a sphere of exclusive control or shut-
Hn. tha In mir f.e. n tl.a va.t.m
aiuv m uio rouui; wwu. e ire
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w uae a yauuc uwiity m lie uuuura
sense, but It may be a policy that will
nave to oe enrorceo. Dy a mignty sea i
power ln order to be made permanently
There is no subject appearing to the
consideration of the American reo-
pie of greater interest and ' lm-1
portance than that which President
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Itoosevelt has placed. before the country
ln regard to our Interests ln the Pa-
clfjc oeeaIU There will unquestionably
be a eat development of communlca-
f ,nn frali. K-two- tv. nn.nf
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luo reni ui iuo wuim nuu iu eucu truue I
thA TTnltml Ktatea ahonlrl rvimmnnii a UK. I
, hjlMl Tn in rt thlB n
ao tnis. If any European power shall
attempt to shut us out of the far east-
markeU or rmMct our commercial
lntercourM wlth tnem we mugt be
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pared to protect our Interests. ''Mr.
Koosevelt In his exuberant way may
BCem uttIe defiant," observes the New
York Journal of Commerce, "but he has
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KsPe we iuea or tne necessity or
hh United States standing guard reso-
lately over her opportunities to the
westward, while Europe Is plotting to
aU them to the eastward. Our Pa-
kiuv cvsBi in a prounc region wun pos-
I slbllItJ.es of industrial development that
are hardly touched and the day is
coming when we shall need that vast
outlet for our trade that Ilea open on
the west and the traffic with the Orient
I which la now ln lta nascent stage."
I The United States will emnlov only
peaceful methods in extending lta com-
merce, but It must not be unprepared
to defend and safeguard that which it
I may obtain and the purpose to do this
cannot give reasonable offense to any
other nation, certainly to none that In-
1 tends to deal fairly and Justly toward
us. Our government has been largely
1 Instrumental ln saving China from dls -
memberment It haa now to see and to
Lnnl. tnat.t , r r.t .
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I market snau re ciosea to our trade ana
I that no right or Interest which we have
in that quarter of the world shall suffer
through a hostile policy on the part of
any other nation. We should, on the
lone hand, do nothing to (Its offense or
to provoke "hostility, and on the other
hand we must tolerate no assault upon
MAT tXCLCDB IMPVRK FOODS.
After next month all foods, liquors
dru" In-Ported Into the United
States will bo subject to inspection by
federal officials and articles found to be
nauiteraiea may oe exc.uueu.
provided for in a auction of the agrl-
cultural appropriation bill, passed at
la" session or congress, wuicu u-
homes the secretary or we treasury,
aamples from original packages for in-
spectlon and analysis. If the articles 1
Inspected are found to be dangerous to I
hoalth rr a pa fnrlililrlnn tn hn Bold or
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restricted In sale
In which they
In the countries
are made or
from which they are exported, the
secretary of the treasury la required to
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refuse delivery or any sucn goous to
Dr. Wiley, chief of the bureau of
chemistry of the Department of Agtl-
Culture. Says It lS the intention to
strictly enforce tins provision. Alter
Ju'T V he remarked, "you will hardly
Ka oWo t hnr In thla eonntrv anv I
frankfurters Imported from Germany
Germany objects to the borax in .our
meats and we will object to the borax
in nnp an iiuu (ran a i fir nru si m van i fiiiiii i i iini
they all contain borax. Then, too, the
French wines that come Into the united
States will receive their dues. There
ls probably not a wine sold in this
country under the label of pure French
wine that Is not a mixture or blend of
French and Italian and other light
wines. We Intend to make these people
tell on the label the truth about what
,B ,n the bottle." lie further stated
tat the bureau of chemistry had al-
ready obtained the data on which to
proceed when the law becomes opera
tlve and that no time would be lost In
Putting It into effect
While pernaps not intended to be re-
taliatory, It Is easy to see that the law
can be made to thus operate as to lm
DortationS from any Country that diS-
criminates against our products, on the
ground that they are deleterious to
health. There will be no question, we
think, as to the Justice of this law.
- inc. It is a well known fact that a vast
amAnnt tt ItTinortAt Morula llnlea a A I
drugs re adulterated, goods not per-1
rnltted to be sold ln some countries being
exported to the United State,. Possibly
these adulterated articles are not espe-
ally dangeroua to health, but as our
Pople P7 the price of pure goods they
og&t to get that which is pare,
The controversy arisen over the paas-
. n t v. .v. . n , . i
Prescnoeu Dy lllt) new jaw on repre-
en",u1 waj- luo ,u,PDl w" maae
Derore notice or tne cnange in standard
had been riven reinforces what The Bee
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ana uncaiiea-ior use or tne emergency
clause In our legislation. ' Had the new
oil inspecuou law gone mrougn in ID6
r, v. rr .v. I
enuar monina aiwr ine aojournment or
the legislature, the oil companies would
nave naa ampie nonce ana would De I
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wimoui excuse ior inning to Ousert e IIS I
provisions. But the legislature pre-
leuueu vj a ucuuous iunn tnai mere i
was an emergency requiring immediate
action, as if oil explosions in Nebraska
were of dally occurrence, with life and
property in constant jeoparay, although I
the Old law had been on tha atatnt.
books for years. There was in fact no
more emergency ror tnis Din man for a
dih cnanging tne line of property de-
scent or aDoiisnmg tne aeatn penalty,
Of course, after a law Is enacted it Is
a --w .. . i
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euea uui woeo we coanm our ava va
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SUOU1U allow reasons Die time ror Uioaa
affected to adjust themselves to new
conditions unless a
The corporation gang behind the ef
forts of Hascall & Co. to break Into the
next city council must be desperate.
Their scheme to aaddle the community
i.w . . . . .
with a bunch of repudiated coundlmen
In defiance of the popular will and with-
ont giving the people a chance to say
whether they want them or not is slm-
nlv a loeical ronaAnump nf tha viola.
e .v, , e v ,
viim-tum vi uvuig ruie no
flaerantlv floutpd bv thn latA TVtnclaa
deleeation to the lecrlslatnre. Tha nor.
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same piece wun tne inniction or gpv-
ernor-appolnted police commissioners
ni water boards. If the clthtens dt-
rectly concerned are not to be consulted
in the selection of one set of local o'Ji-
t. . v. --I . . . . . . . . , .
cers, why should they have a voice ln
the choice of other local officers city
councllmen for example? If the cltlsens
I .4. vni in A.
i-j " - eaamiue into tne
matter they will see that home rule la
the only safe pillar to tie to and that
to Insure their rights of local eelf-gov-
ernment the title, of .11 local officer.
i num iuo itm ui me com
mnnity over whom their authority ex-
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I tenaa. it is tne corporations who refuse
to trust to the people.
It was a safe bet that one or more
plots to make away with President
Roosevelt during Lis tour of the weat
would be uncovered by lynx-eyed sleuths
ambitious to prove their powers as de-
tectlves and the expectation is not dls-
I appointed. The real disappointment
however, Is likely to come to the peril-
defying police who boldly frustrated
the imaginary conspirators when they
find that President Roosevelt refuse,
1 to stand for such a con game.
I WhllA New York. Ilostoii. Phlladel.
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pnia. isuiuuiore, ii.ut buu umer
I clearing bouse clues have experienced
a decrease ln clearings ranging from 6
to S3 per cent for the week Omaha, not-
withstanding Its business depression
I caused by the strike, tut. scored an u -
crease of more than 8 per nt 1n its
clearings over the corresponding week
of last year, which goes to show that
business In this dry la Dot altogether
Advice la the cheapest commodity on
the market. Ai a consequence there la
no dearth of plant to settle the strike,
ue aaopuon or any one or tnetn being
guaranteed to restore industrial peace
forthwith. The difficulty lies In getting
me contending -parties to adopt tnem
Mark It I P.
Bait trust In California pleaded
uilty In the suit Instituted against It un
dor the anti-trust law. This Is a fresh vlo
tory for the government
, u- v nu
Like high-priced tenor with a bad cold.
Orwr responds to the curtain' calls bis
friends and bows and bows again without
singing the song that would xeacti their
a?i i a in aa
h - arts.
Trend of Injanrtlon Habit.
It Is' not at all surprising that an ordet
of the court restraining a woman from
talking should have been Isaued in Omaha.
The injunction erase has hit that city in
,l" wiiaeai garD.
Stranallna; the Goose.
The labor unions and the organised em
ployers in New York are now Indulging
la A Memlng rivalry to see which will first
,ucceed ln wringing the neck of the goose
that lays the golden egg.
Didn't Bryaja Get Some Applavaef
Perhaps the editor of the Commoner
would be Interested to know that ona of
quotations rrom an autograph album
VTZ?Z 'ST SK
care who makeg tne ,aW8 of th, country
so long as I can shoot the ducks. Qrover
Cleveland." This was received with ap-
a - Tut I may
have to vote for him again," the applause
Aa Obatreperowe Governor,
A funny sort of an old fogy must be
Governor Van Sant of Minnesota. The
representatives of the Minnesota loglsla-
.V" .To0 tr rih'om!"
aIi the de.ks, chair, and other detachable
furniture as inadequate remuneration for
their services to the state. When the vans
sa" " twJ ! I
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in which several honorable noses were
flattened out. the furniture was wrested
trom th lawmakers' hands and locked in
uncon.mutionai ,t untradiUonai. irreg-
ular and indelicate. We cannot endorse
the undiplomatic attitude of Governor Van
Bant, for the legislators might take re
venge by refusing to adjourn.
What Colonel Watterson Thinks).
Briefly, the scheme is this: to foroe Mr,
uoiouuui uuuuaniiuu vy iui aria 01 l II a
nu..i..j. 1 i t... -1 . . . .
the syndicate, and, having him nominated,
to buy New Tor New Jersey and Con
nactlcut and the one additional vote neoea.
anr to elect, relylna- uoon the solid south.
reduced to a choice between Cleveland and
Roosevelt, to take Cleveland. ' That Is alt
And it v great because it la so simple.
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lauity as tne nnai .mat approacnes Mr,
Cleveland has only to draw out. as he did
from the aoldbur Indlanaoolls oonvenUon.
declaring that no one was authorised to
" uuuuuiuv. oui m un moua-
time, thouch Mr. Bryan SDeculate and Mr.
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auced to utter 'the decisive word, .which
would at. once stop tne chatter.
BATTLE OP KUVNCTIOlfS.
Cincinnati Tribune. Each order of In
junction emDoaies a aepnvauon or UDerty
properxy wiuioui au. proooae oi jaw,
Boston Globe: Thla contest of fore
against rorce is simpiy war in iu coarsest
Pi""- inere notmng oexierr u wo,
than the industrial question Is In Its In-
u..., -nA fh. An-.t.An noHn muat ha
,...i n. ,.iin,.i. rniu.im.
n.i.l Wr T.. tH union imm war
enjoined last week; now the nonunion men
are enjoined. Before the two cases come
up for final determination, both sides have
an opportunity for the calm sober second
thought that sometimes comes to save the
fool-killer from overwork.
St Paul Pioneer Press: The war of In.
Junction to which both sides have resorted
m labor disputes at umana is oecom-
In decidedly amusing. If the rldlculous-
of th..,tu.Uon would only provoke
both worktngmen and employers to a good
laugh we might expect an amicable settle-
ment ln rew hours.
Chicago Record-Herald: Apart from the
absurd features of the situation there la
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m.thnd of attack which they have so long
hkve had the encouragement of many per
,, wb0 not sympathise with their
industrial alma It is a grave matter,
therefore, for them to shift their portion
d rather too grave, pernaps, ror a van
I In hii.lAaina
New Tork Sun: The Waiters' union o
Omaha has obtained from the district
court an injunction against Its enemies
noticeably different In one reepect trom
I tha manv iniuncuons ooiaineu vr mm-
,oyefc No Morw
w. beii... has ventured upon any-
thing like an injunction against importing
faoe of the existing decision against re.
.traint of trade we cannot explain.
Chicago Chronicle: And now the Omaha
labor unions have secured an Injunction
restraining their employers from securing
any more Injunctions against the labor
uniona. Suppose, however, that the em.
pioyers should secure an Injunction re
straining the unions from securing an In
Jnc"" """,nl1n tha emiy!!!anl
ftf fha 0rinl.iDia i, obvious and entirely
possible under the glorious privilege which
the American citiien enjoys of governing
everybody else by injunction-everybody
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tMa end. tf an iniunctton can be se
cured against applying for an injunction,
of course, an injunction can be secured
against applying for an injunction agalnat
applying for art Injunction; and if an In
I Junction can be secured agalnat applyin
i for iniunction against applying for an
I injunction, certainly an injunction can be
secured against applying for an Injunction
n" t.on; ando on. Yd
llwtum. The endless chain of injunctions
Ihsihi to have arrived.
ROTOD ABOVT NEW TORK.
Rlpplee the Carreat at Life la the
I .end lubbers with a weakness for aquatlo
sports, a desire to rub elbows with the
social swells of New Tork, and money to
gratify both, are already seeking Informa
tion about leaaing yachts on which to en
tertain their friends while witnessing the
faces for the America's cup. It is the
fashionable thing to do and men and
women who think that money Judiciously
expended are ready to put up the price.
From present indications the demand for
leased yachts will be greater this year
than ever before and there will be a smaller
supply with which to meet It. Almost
every yacht owner In eastern waters will
want his boat for himself.
Tenants of more than 100 residences and
partment houses In ths streets adjacent
to the New Tork Central railroad yards
have been notified to vacate the premises
they occupy before June 12, when the work
on the new $30,000,000 terminal Is to be be
gun. Formal notices were serveo last wee
on lessees of property from Forty-fifth to
Fifty-first streets and extending from the
present car tracks on the east to Lexington
avenue, and on the west to Madison ave I
nue. fine church and more than fifty brown
stone dwellings sre among the buildings
which will be raxed.
A New Tork young woman who has a
sweetheart who Is an officer on board tha
cruiser Olympla got a message front him
last week stating that he would reach
Boston on Friday, and that he would not
be able to come to New Tork, so that If.
she wanted to see him she must make the
trip to Boston. She was afraid to make
the trip alone, and a friend suggested that
she engage a messenger boy to go with
her. A messenger was called. The young
woman was told that his time was worth
80 cents an hour, not Including his ex
penses. The trip was made and she saw
The New Tork appellate division of the
supreme court has confirmed a Jury ver
dict of H00.000 for a life lost In the Park
avenue tunnel disaster. A boy In the same
tunnel disaster who had both legs crushed
and three ribs broken was awarded $12,500.
This was held low by the railroad com
pany, which had previously offered $15,000.
The sky-blue of lower New Tork, seen
from the west shore of North river. Is
pictorial and enchanting, says the New
York Press. Look upon it on a day wnen
the air Is still and clear. Then see some
thing like a white ostrich plume waving
from the top of every skyscraper. The
feather appears to be about forty feet ln
height, and the tip fades away in the
ethereal mystery. One stands straight up,
another leans toward the Battery, another
toward Harlem, another toward Brooklyn,
another toward Jersey. All these hundreds
of plumes are pillars of condensed steam
blown from escape pipes. On windy days
they mingle and are quickly dissipated.
On a still dsy they stand apart, each to
Itself, and every skyscraper seems parad
ing with a cloud pompon In Its hat.
From tha Hudson river through a line of
pipes more than seventy miles long New
Tork will get lta new water supply If
Commissioner Robert drier Monroe's ad
vice la taken. Three experts who for six
months have been going over all water
sheds In the state and surveying every
Dolnt supposed to be available have recom
mended this plan. The cost ot tne enure
project has been fixed at $20,000,000, not
Inoludlng a large reservoir, which will
have to be made about five miles from
the city limits. Tha olty of Poughkeepsle
gets its water from the Hudson and filters
it, and the method has been rouna satis
factory In every way.
York la Jimmied" Is said to be the con
clusion of professional beggars; In other
words, begging Is no longer a legitimate
occupation ln New Tork. Nearly all the
beggars are said to have been cleaned out
of the city. "Only a sad remnant of the
old vagabond army remains," says the
Tribune of that city. If New Tork can get
rid of professional mendicant, ana ciean
its sidewalks of sound and able-bodied men
and women who pose as cripples, other
cities can do the same.
Tou never know how much $1,000,000
la until you try to count It," remarked
a treasury expert when the count ln the
New Tork subtreasury vaults was com.
Dieted. Ten men had been at work on
this job since March 21, the count being
made necessary by the appointment or a
new subtreaaurer. The amount counted
was $286,471.. This consisted of $300,774,
007 In gold. $06,913,066.40 in silver, $i,649,777
In paper money, $1U,64S.H in minor coin
and $20,756.86 In other Items, such as paid
coupons, Interest checks, etc.
Magistrate Zeller draws the line at ten-
weeky-old sandwiches aa a legal meal In
Raines law hotels. Bald his honor, as he
held four alleged excise violators: "If
man orders crackers and cheese, or even
crackers alone, that constitutes a meal
for the time being; but forcing- one of
these ten-weeks-old sandwiches on a man
does not constitute a meat These saloon
keepers are a lot of fools; they have no
sense at all.
THBT WERE ORTHODOX CHRISTIANS
Kidnapers ( Miss Ellen Stone Paas
Vnder the Searchlight.
i Washington Post.
The diplomatic correspondence which fol
lowed the kidnaping by Bulgarian brig
ands of the American missionary. Mlas El
len Stone, justifies tha comments of the
sensible newspapers at the time. We now
know upon the highest official authority
what the Post and other conservative jour
nala believed at the very outset, that Miss
Stone was not seised by the Turks; that
the outrage was not prompted by any Mo
hammedan hatred of Christian persons or
their work; that, on the contrary, Mlas
Btone was the victim of Christian brigands
of most orthodox piety, and the money ex
torted for her ransom was used by the
Macedonian committee composed of the
most devout Christians In political con
spiracies and intrigues against Turkey.
It reads like the libretto of an opera
bouffe. The capture was made by the Bui
garlana for two reasons. First, they wanted
the money for their own purposes, ana, eee.
ondly, they hated and despised the mission,
aries anyhow. Then, as revealed by the
correspondence In question, our govern.
ment was assured that the women were ln
no danger whatever of personal Injury,
They received very fair treatment; were
reasonably well fed and lodged; had the
benefit of religious ceremonies every day
sometimes twice a day and. generally, en.
Joyed everything excepting liberty. It wa
a delicate touch of humor, too, and we can
Imagine how Mr. Assistant Secretary Adee
reveled In It. that appeal by the Bute de
partment to the Russian ambassador at
Constantinople to secure the porte's aid in
achieving the release of Mli Btone and her
companion ln captivity. Mr. Adee is on
of the wittiest end most whimsical ef men,
How he must have enjoyed the situation.
A Christian missionary kidnaped by Chris.
tlan brigands; our government Invoking
Russia's Influence with the sultan to ao
oompllsh her release; finally, the failure of
the missionary societies in this country to
contribute to the ranaom fund!
No doubt history contains a chapter more
grotesque than this, but doubt lees we have
lpever seen lb
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THE TAX-SHIRKIXO RAILROADS.
Leigh World: Edward Rosewater, editor
of The Omaha Bee, is again after the rail
roads on account of their assessments bring
too low. He has been before the assess
ment board with ,a tabulated statement,
comparing the railroad tax with that of the
fanners and business men, and thinks that
there is good reason why their assessment
should be raised.
Kearney Hub: The argument by Edward
Rosewater before the State Board of
Equalisation ln the matter of railroad as
sessments, opposing the reduction asked
for by the roads and disputing their claims
that the railroads pay more taxes pro
portionate wfth value than private prop
erty pays, was a fair statement of the
anti-railroad side of the tax question. The
railroads have their paid attorneys to pre
sent the railroad side of the, question be
fore the board and elsewhere. The tax
payers have not, apparently, anyone to
represent them, and there are few people
who care to take up the taxpayer's case
without a fee. Whether wholly right or
not, Mr. Rosewater Is doubtless more right
than wrong on the railroad tax question,
and the people of the state should accord
him full credit for appearing In their be
half at Lincoln.
BU Paul Republican: The 8tate Board of
Equalisation ahould be bound by no pre
cedent In fixing the valuation of railroads,
telegraph and telephone lines. They should
make an honest effort to get at the merits
of the question and then govrn themselves
accordingly. The decrease ln assessments
of this class of property during the past
twenty years, while actual values have in
creased, would seem to Indicate that there
is something wrong somewhere. It may
be, however, that similar favors have been
shown to owners of all kinds of property,
in which case no great Injustice has
been done to anybody, That Is for the
State Board of Equalization to find out.
The people are not demanding an. ex
orbitant assessment for the railroads.
All they want is aasurance that the rail
roads are paying their fair share of taxes.
They want a state board of equalisation
that will equalise.
Holdrege Progress." Fd ward Rosewater.
editor of The Omaha Bee, appeared before
the State Board of Equalisation and Assess
ment at Lincoln Tuesday ln an endeavor
to have the railroads of Nebraska assessed
at a rate commensurate with that assessed
against other -property. Mr. Rosewater
made an excellent showing ln behalf of his
contention that the roads should be as
sessed at 10 per cent Instead of S and one-
half per cent of their real value. It Is
the prevalent opinion that the railroads of
Nebraska do not bear their Just proportion
of taxation and Mr, Rosewater's effort to
secure a more equitable rate of taxation of
their property and to arrive at a true tax
valutlon of railroads, is highly commend
able. The contention that large property
and franchise owners are the most artful
tax-dodgers has altogether oo much
foundation to be Ignored. Mr. Rosewater,
with the aid of his paper, can do much to
ward forcing the railroads of the state to
pay their equitable share of the state's
Friend Telegraph: Week before last we
remarked that there were a good manv
people within this state who would watch
the coming railroad assessment with no
little interest. With the general Instinct
of all corporations the railroads of . this
state sre already busily engaged In seeking
to lower their valuations below that of last
year, and which most people thought was
altogether too low. A pamphlet Issued by
the Union Pacific has been received at
these religious headquarters, snd after
carefully perUBing its pages we are In a
quandry to know why the railroads of this
state are asked to pay any taxes at all, or
to contribute anything towards the running
of the commonwealth, counties or schools.
When we take into consideration the fact
that the land grant railroads within this
state were practically built by the govern
ment, that the lands granted along these
lines sold for sufficient money to construct
and equip these roads, It cornea In bad
grace to step up annually and attempt to
avoid their share of the burdens Incident
to the municipalities through which they
run. No man desires that these corpora
tions bear more than their Just proportion
or that they be assessed so as to cripple
them, but the values of these holdings has
more than doubled in value and ln paying
qualities within the last few years. In
equipment they have more than quad
rupled within that time.
Vetlnn a Mere Formality.
Our Iowa contemporaries bear the news
that Judge Van Wagenen will be nomi
nated for governor of that state by the
democrats by acclamation. In November
they will have the announcement that he
has been defeated by acclamation.
The beginning: of baldness is dandruff.
Dandruff Is a disease and can be cured.
Cure the disease that causes dandruff,
And the dandruff will disappear for good.
Use only some old established remedy.
We know one tested for more than 50 year
Ayer's Hair Vigor
- It cures dandruff, checks falling, makes the
hair grow, alway5 restores color to gray hair.
' "Ayer'a Hair Vigor bas cured mf scalp of a ba4 cass of dandruff. .
It Is s delightful preparation to use."
Mrs. L. H. Budd. Lebanon Sorinea. N. T.
t.O.Armw C., tovaU. MLaaa.
Levi r. Morton Is In Tsrls and Is about
to begin a tour on the continent.
Dr. Edward de la O ran J a, once a promi
nent physician, Carllst and reformer, has
Just died in Boston, lie was banished from
Frank D. Underwood,, president ef the
Erie Railroad company, began his career
aa a deckhand on a ferryboat on the Po
tomnc river, where he received a salary of
$10 a month.
It Is said that Bens tor 8. B. F.lklna of
West Virginia cleared out of his many and
varied Interests last year between $7,000,000
r.nd $8,0(10,000, and his entire fortune Is put
Ex-President Qrover Cleve!and has made
a liberal contribution to the monument to
be erected In the capital square at Rich
mond, Va., to General J. E. B. Stuart, the
gallant confederate cavalry leader.
Ovneral John B. Sanborn of St. Paul has
been elected president of the Minnesota
Historical society to succeed the late Gov
ernor Alexander Ramsay. . General Sanborn
has been a resident of the state since the
Edwin Wlldman, the former vice consul
general at Hong Kong, has written a let
ter In which he says that the Russians are
tn Manchuria to stay. He sees no menace
ln the occupation, but the opening of the
doors ot commerce to the world.
It la said that James K. Keene, the vet
eran speculator, broke all records In stock
failures when his Southern Paciflo pool
went to pieces in Wall street last month.
The estimated decline In value ot the pool's
holdings was $.,800,000. The total cost of
the stock aggregated $16,609,000, against a
present market value of $13,800,000.
King Christian of Denmark, though 85
years old, is still a hearty old man, as Is
shown by the fact that he is about to re
turn the visit of the French president
Later he will cross the German ocean and
call on his snn-ln-law and daughter, the
king and queen of England. Queen Alex
andra Is about to set up at Bandringham a
marble statue of her aged father. .
Elbridge T. Gerry, father of the Society
for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.
Is preparing for his annual trip te Europe.
This means an annual visit to the law de
partment of the custom house. Mr. Gerry
wears a sealskin oap summer and winter.
To bring It back Into the country when once
taken out, without the payment of duty,
requires a special permit. Mr. Gerry never
forgets to provide himself with this docu
ment SAID. IS FIN.
"Now what is the chief end of manT"
'It depends on ?.he man. Sometimes It's
his head and sometimes his feet." Chicago
v,After all. you know, 'a man la only aa
old as he feels.' "
"How about the fellow who 'feels like a
--year-old r.j! Philadelphia, frees. , , ,
"I sometimes has my suspicions,"- said
Uncle Ehen, "dat do chronic gossip hab a
gulltv conscience an' Is abusln' 'Is neighbors
in self-defense." Washington Star.
"Tea" mid his wife'- mother. "I see It
was a mistake for my daughter to marry
you at all. She 1 Just as different from
you in very respect as she can be."
"Well, well," replied the great brute,
"how you flatter me." Philadelphia Ledger.
"The money question," declared the cam
paign orator, "Is no longer regarded as an
Issue." There was a stir In the back of
the hnll as half a dosen patriots strode
m-Jestlcally out Into she night air. "Dey
dont git our franchisee fr nuttln'," mut
tered the disgusted chorus. Baltimore
"I really think you ought to go to church
with me once in a while.'' she urged.
"My dear." replied the wily man, "my
good fortune makes that entirely unneces
sary. I hnve a wife who Is good enough
for two." Chicago Post.
"Wordley tells me he has been working
on his family tree of late."
"Yes, It keeps him pretty busy."
"Rather complicated work, eh?"
"Well, I believe he found a nooae on one
of the branches, nnd he's having some
trouble sawing It off." Philadelphia Press.
Lawson You know young Jenkins and his
wife thought before they were married that
their life was going to be one grand, sweet
Lawson Well, they can't either of them
sing. homervllle Journal.
A maiden stands 'neath summer sklea.
Her fiice Is all aglow;
Her eves are bright, her heart la light
Life's deepest Joy she knows.
O love so ;"re, the angels know
It's mingled pain snd bliss;
Life's song is sung. Ufa's change is rung.
With a lover's first fond kiss.
A mother sits and rocks her babe.
And croons a lullaby.
Soft twilight falls, and over all
The stars shine In the sky.
O mother love, so true snd sweet
Who knows a joy like this?
Come weal or woe. 'tis she wholl know
Who gives a mother's kiss.
HELEN y. LA MOTTB.
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