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. The: union teamsters have done the
wise thing In withdrawing the boycott
and striking out for competition.
Every one hereabouts awaits eagerly
the terms of the settlement of the Union
Pacific lockout to make sure that it is
really at an end.
Cuba has celebrated its first birthday
anniversary as a republic with becoming
ceremonies. t Cuba is a lusty infant in
the family of nations. . .
Mr.' Bryan's Omaha understudy, who
Is trying to construct the next demo
cratic national platform, reminds us of
the blacksmith trying to repair a watch.
In view of conditions existing in
South Omaha, the suggestion baa been
made that this is a good time for the
street railway company to inaugurate
an owl car service.'
While we ere pasting resolutions of
sympathy for the victims of the antt-
Jewish riots In Bessarabia a postscript
might be added for the triple lyucbtng
Just reported from Florida.
It Is well to remember that, the worst
persecutions ' and the bloodiest . massa
cres recorded In history have grown out
of religious Intolerance. And it seems
. that such will be the case to the end of
rresldent . Euclid . Martin does not
, want to arbitrate nor abdicate, and
neither does Chairman Guye. It is al
ways difficult to pry a man loose from
a title, even if It is as empty as an egg
shell. - . t
Ex-Cashier Tulloch Is making lots of
noise and attracting much-attention
with his charges of postofflce corrup
tion, but he has not yet made it clear
why he should have waited all this time
before telling what be knows.
Now "that the national convention of
musicians has -served formal notice that
tbe music at the St. Ixnila World's fair
must bear the union label, the officers
of that exposition may as well prepare
to' pay the, fiddler or face the music
The use of oil on the roadbeds of
American rallwaya la said to be growing
rapidly in favor as a result of success
ful experimental triala. Oil has not yet,
however, displaced the use of water In
the floating of American railway stocks.
If Tammany prevalla upon Circuit At
torney Folk of St Louis to deliver the
principal address at Its annual Inde
pendence day blowout, the Tammany
braves may, have to listen to something
from tbe great boodler prosecutor they
do' not want to hear.
The British and German electrical
companies may enter Into a noncom
petitive agreement with division of ter
ritory, as Indicated In the cable dis
patches, but they will reckon without
their host if they-leave the American merit system. The qualifications It re
electrical companies out of account 1 quires for sppoiptment are a . general
Lincoln bus Just been the scene of a
student riot, with more people suffering
broken beads a pa nruises than were
injured in the whole period of the
Omaha strike. But no demand for the
declaration of martial law or the sum
moning of Uia. state militia has been
Tbe adverse decision of tbe court in
the Injunction case to prevent Haacall
it Co. from perpetuating themselves in
ths council by carving out new wards
for themselves is based on the declara
tion that, that Is Just what the law
makers Intended when they passed the
charter amendment. This puts it up
again to the Douglas delegation to the
legislature, who, for pulling corporation
cXcs touts out of the fire, bad no equal.
r ROM 13 AXD PtRrORMAirCK.
It la evident that the local republican
organ la already making ready to apologise
for the action of tha republican atate
board of equalisation In refualng to rale
railroad aaeeaamenta In tha faoe of a
"doubling, trebling and even quadrupling"
In market valuea. The eve of another
atate campaign la approaching. Ana it ie
necearary for The Bee to make ready to
eat crow. The Bee- process of making
ready la very almple. It merely labela tha
bird "turkey, with cranberry aauce,"i and
Its down to the table. World-Herald.
It U evident that , the local Br jranlte
organ la making reaiy w priK
tactlog that bare destroyed popular
belief In It a honesty and sincerity and
made It linpoaalble for the aemocrais
to regain the confidence of the masses
even In . the face , of the acandalous
record made, by Tardon Broker Savage
tnd the indefensible ' record of the re
publican state boarda on the aasessruent
of railroads two years ago and last
year. 1 ...
Everybody In' Nebraska remembers
the suggestive ' alienee, of; that sheet
about the Bnrtley pardon and the pitiful
position Into which Its serpentine course
placed the f uslonlsts. . Everybody re
members also the arrant demagogy that
has characterized Its, discusalon of the
railroad tax issues, -which was in such
marked contrast with the course pursued
by this paper and ita editor. '
The paramount issue upon which the
Bryanlte democracy, or ratner tne aemo-
nnnnrrf. mm- Into nower in Nebraska
r 1 -
waa anti-monopoly.... Free silver was a
mere lnciaent. ine pianorm upou
which the fusion reformers carried Ne
braska in 18SXJ and 1808 denounced rail
road domination, and , railroad pass
bribery and pledged candidates to
equalize the burdens of taxation. How
did these promises tally with perform
ance and' In what respect did the pop
state officers differ in dealing with the
railroads from their republican prede
cessors and auccessorsf Did the World
Ilerald ever denounce the demo-pop pass
bribe takers? Did It ever pillory the
demo-pop state boards that failed to
carry out the platform pledges of their
party on railroad assessments? Would
It hare entered remonstrances against
a repetition of the performances of the
Poynter beard by the Bavage board if
the Savage board had been made of
democrats or popullBts?
When has Bryan or his democratic
organ been known to do anything except
to find fault and decry republican boards
of assessment? Mr. Bryan is a lawyer
and lives at Lincoln. Why has he never
appeared before an' assessment -board, or
before the courts, to raise his voice
against the outrages perpetrated against
the taxpayers by the flagrant ' under
valuation of railroads? '
Mr., Hitchcock' is a lawyer and claims
to be an anti-monopolist" Why has be
never Invoked the power of the Court
to frustrate the conspiracies by which
the people have been subjected to the
iniquities, of railroad under valuation?
Why have not these foes of monopoly
,olne1 the 'dltT of Th Bee in making
the fight for tax reform? In so doing
they could make no 'political enemies
inside of their party, while The Bee was
compelled to incur the enmity, not only
of party leaders, but of the entire cor
poration faction of its party.
So, far from getting ready to apologize,
The Bee ia determined to keep up the
fight and will continue to oppose public
men of all parties who betray the people
in the Interest of the corporations and
whose performances are at variance
with their own pledges or the pledges
made for them In their party platform.
coyaCLdR ItS f (J ft U C J St PA ION.
It is said that President Roosevelt
Intends to devote, more attention to the
question of consular reform and; that
probably there will . be . numerous
changes in the service within the en
suing year, those who are Incompetent
or Inefficient to be replaced by new
men. How the president regards this
service was shown In bis first annual
message. "The guardianship and. foster
lag of our rapidly, expanding foreign
commerce," be said, "the protection of
American citJzena resorting to foreign
countries in lawful pursuit of their af
fairs, and the maintenance of the dig
nlty of tbe nation abroad, combine to
make It essential that our consuls should
be men of character, knowledge and en-
terprlae. It is true, that tbe service I
now in the rosin efficient, but a standard
of excellence ' cannot ' be permanently
maintained until the principles set forth
In tbe bills heretofore submitted to the
congress on this subject are enacted into
law." These measures contemplate re
forms that would effectually divorce the
consular service from- politics and as
sure appointment to it only of men of
character, knowledge and enterprise.
The campaign for the reform of- tbe
consular service has ,been reopened by
the National Business league, which Is
I sending out copies of , the Lodge bill, ac
co vn ponied with arguments for Its pas
sage. The character of this measure baa
frequently been pointed out It proposes
a complete change in the system of se
lecting and promoting consular officials.
abolishing congressional patronage en
tirely and placing the service under the
knowledge of the trade conditions and
resources of . this country, as well as of
1 the country to which the appointee Is
accredited, and ability to spesk either
French, German or Spanish, as well as
good English. The purpose of the bill
is to make fitness the sole test for ap
pointment and promotion.
Although the measure failed In the last
congress it will undoubtedly be pre
sented to the next congress, or a. bill
similar In character and aim, very likely
backed by a much stronger support from
the business .interests of the country
man it nas yet receiver. There la no
doubt that we shall sooner or later have
thla proposed legislation, , because our
growing . foreign Interests are steadily
strengthening the demand for It and as
the New York 'Evening Post remarks.
when this reform-ia once established
"everybody will look bark with aniaxe
nient on the previous condition of servi
tude to which American merchants and
manufacturers were Iwund. A genera
tion hence It will be hard to believe
that It was possible for congressmen to
use the office of consul aa a mere living
for any party henchman out of a Job,
regardlesa of bis qualifications for the
duties of the office."
The consular service has been very
much improved in recent years and un
questionably it is now in the main
efficient, comparing well with that of
any other country,
But no one can say,
under the present system, how long It
will remain so. A change in the po
litical,, character of the administration
ruignt result In destroying or very
greatly Impairing the efficiency of the
consular service. The proposed legisla
tion would do away with this danger.
for once enacted It would stand. The !
republican party Is committed to con
sular reform by its last national plat
form and should not fail to provide the
lAHtKlfiQ TO OHIO.
Will the Ohio republican convention,
shortly to be held, endorse Mr. Roose
velt for nomination by the next national
convention? Is a question that is com
manding no little interest not only In
the Buckeye stste, but elsewhere. There
appears to be diversity of opinion among
Ohio republicans as to what should be
done, some urging that the president
be endorsed by the coming convention
for nomination next year, while others
think the better course would be to
simply endorse the administration and
leave the nomination question . to be
passed upon by the state convention of
1904. which will select delegates to the
It has been reported that Senator For-
aker had already prepared a Roosevelt
resolution and that this would probably
be opposed by Senator Hanna or his
friends in the convention. There Is no
doubt that Mr. Foraker, together with
a very large majority of Ohio renub-
Ucans, favors the nomination of Mr,
Roosevelt, and we have seen no reason
to think that Senator Hanna Is not
among them. It Is possible, however,
that the latter may not deem it expedi
ent to declare for a nomination at this
time and if this Is his view it Is quite
likely to prevail with the convention.
At all events the question should not
be allowed to cause any discord among
OhlA ronilKllana ar, n.h. Kl HI a. I
- - , ouu jjiuuaiijr will lltj I
be. Should the convention favor Mr-
Roosevelt for nomination it would un
doubtedly be gratifying to a very large
majority of republicans throughout the
country, but should it be decided to defer
the matter to next year's convention it
will have no important effect UDon the
A.AOTHKB BTATtBUVD FIQBT.
It is promised that there will be; an
early renewal in the next congress of
the fight for the admission ot the terri
tories to statehood and it is Bald that
already the advocates of their admis
sion are -planning for the contest Ac
cording to a Washington report Senator
Beveridge and those who stood with
him in the long fight Inst winter are
willing to vote for the admission of Ok
lahoma without the Indian Territory,
but there is no disposition to reconsider
the position taken as to New Mexico
and Arizona. The opposition to them,
It is stated, stands Just where it was
during the session.
The delegate from New Mexico, Mr.
Rodney, is quoted in Washington dls-
Plcne8 connuenuy preaicung me ua-
a ot lemiory tue next
session or congress, but inaicatea that it
may be necessary to form a combina
tion with Arizona by which the two ter
ritories would come in as one state. It
ia somewhat doubtful, however, whether
such a combination can be made. We
think it not improbable that all of these
territories will be given statehood by
tbe Fifty-eighth congress, but It Is not
at all likely that this will be done at I
the first session.
Norman E. Mack's proposition to sub
stitute tbe laws of supply and demand
for 16 to 1, without tbe aid or consent
of any nation on earth, in the next
democratic national platform Indicates
return to horse sense. The attempt
of the Bryanites to suspend the laws of
supply and demand has been almost as
much ot a failure as the attempt to
discredit the laws of gravitation in the
times when Galileo cried out in his
prison cell: "And still she moves."
Tbe only Instance on record when the
law of gravitation was presumed to have
been suspended Is when Joshua made
the sun stand still in order that be might
smite the Phllllstlnes.
Nothing .emphasizes the delicate struc
ture of our industrial mechanism so
forcibly as the flurry in stocks caused
by the submission of Mr. Harriman to
an operation ordinarily without serious
dsnger. Tbe health of one man who
standa as the pivot on which so many
great enterprises turn is a vital factor
in the stock market, apparently more so
even than changes in tbe responsible
executive offices of the government In
no country In the world is the power of
a private citizen so unumitea as here.
President Roosevelt has been con
gratulating the people on the fact that
our government has so far escaped "the
twin dangers of government by a plu
tocracy and government by a mob-
either of them absolutely alien to Amer
ican ideals." The people are confident
also that so long as they have a man
as courageously devoted to the basic
principles of popular government as
President Roosevelt In executive office,
the government will continue to escape
An unsophisticated patron of Tbe Bee
wants to know who has gained any
thing In tbe Omaha labor trouble. Why,
tbe railroad corporations, of course.
While the mrrhints and manufactur
ers of Omaha have been tussellng with
the unionized worklngmen the railroads
managed to got away with the loot In
the assessment of railroad property.
which makes the merchant, manufac
turer aud home-owning wage worker
carry the tax burdens the railroads are
Applying Base Ball Re lea.
Let ua subject industrial differences to
base ball rules. Three strikes and out
wou,d Quickly clarify the situation.
A Jadlrlal Care-All.
Chicago Inter Ocean.
The man who la compelled to turn Ms
collar should not be denied the right of
Injunction, and he probably would not be If
he took the proper steps to obtain redress.
Salting the Salt Trnst.
The Salt trust waa fined 11,000. If justice
could have salted away a few of the mem
bers of the combination In temporary re
tirement It would have given much mora
seasoning to ths anti-trust prosecution.
Seek las; mm Attractive Berth.
There Is talk In Washington of reviving
ths grade of vloe admiral of the navy.
The argument la mads that officers of that
rank are needed to command certain of
ths foreign stations. Perhaps a reason may
also be found In ths fact that certain rear
admirals would very much like to be pro
Retaliating; on the Masslers.
One of our contemporaries suggests that
ths newspapers now. stop making politicians
by ceasing to mention them or give any
account of what they are doing. Just as
likely as not the legislature would take
notice of that In course of time. The poli
ticians wouldn't amount to much without
A witness before the grand ' Jury In
the Missouri boodle eases shed a great
many tears while testlfvlna to the brlh-
ery of members of Uus legislature. This
flow or riet came rather late In the
enterprise In fact It was so late that the
statute of limitations protects thoje against
whom he was testifying and for whom he
was so copiously weeping.
Aa Example te Thlak Aboat.
New York Tribune.
When the Merry Monarch, Charles II of
England, the ruler of whom It was re
ported that he never said a foolish thing
and nover did a wise one. was lingering
in his laat Illness, with exquisite courtesy
he begged his courtiers to excuse him for
taking so long a time In dying. Colonel
Bryan should meditate over this example.
Fa,a"Jr atrlcken in politics, he delays ths
" " -"t n UK
ment for an unconscionably long period.
Pretence euad Performance.
. Philadelphia Record.
William A. Btone In the office of governor
would have frankly signed the Balus-Orady
muziler without any explanatory phrases
within twenty-four hours after Its passage,
O01, Pennypacker. on ths other hsnd.
woi, 115 amuim me munier sor
nearly a' month, like a cat at a kettle of
hot broth. Tet he ''was ready to sign ths
bill before It Was passed.. He has lntl
mated as much in his 'thessage of approval
Notwithstanding thlsOlie Invited tha news
paper men to a publUrtiearlng on the meas
ure when he and. his attorney general sat
In solemn state to listen to arguments to
which he had resolved to give no heed.
Pittsburg Dispatch.' '
Mere reiteration of policies twice rejected
by the nation, or mere repudiation of them.
would not constitute a vital platform. The
attitude of the democracy , toward the
tariff, the trusts and the expansion policies
is one of simple negation. There is no
positive constructive policy to attract the
voters. The outlook at this date ts that
no matter who Is nominated the platform
will be largely made tip of viewing with
alarm, Inspired by the planks In 'the re
publican . declaration. The national 'cam
paign of the democracy bids fair to be a
reflex of the democratic campaign In con
gress. a strangely Incoherent and. Ineon
sistent jumble of sntagonlams " without
leadership and politics without a policy.
Repeataaee Wit boat Reatltntlom.
St Louis Globe-Democrat
Witnesses who come out of tbe grand
Jury room with streaming eyes and other
signs of emotional distress are naturally
supposed to feel the pangs of an aroused
conscience as well aa to have yielded to
a desire to turn a new leaf. But, as far
as heard from, there haa been no offer
to deliver up the boodle admitted and
specified In the case. While confession Is
good, confession and restitution would be
much better. The money could be ued
to good advantage In the school fund.
where It now legally belongs. The tears
of quickened sensibilities might flow
more freely If the money Is returned, yet
weeping at all, while the b-odle la re
tained, would seem to be illogical rather
than pathetic- Repentance plated with
boodle is not a satisfactory artlcls.
"PASSISG OK THE BOCKIES."
. Geographer of Some Fame Slights
the nation's Backbone.
Mr. Cope Whltehouse, a geographer and
explorer of aome fame, declares that the
popular conception of ths Rocky mountains
Is an error, that there la. In fact no con
tinuous chain of mountains extending from
the northern to the southern boundaries of
the United Statea, no great continental di
vide such ss Is generally depicted on tha
maps of North America. He does not deny
that there Is a region west of the Mlaals
slppl marked by general mountainous con
ditions, but he refutes ths supposition that
these conditions form a continuous moun
tain chain. Ths future maps of tha west
ern half of the United Statea, he says, will
be- materially different from those now need
In the schools ss the basis for the geo
graphical knowledge of the children:
'The passing of the Rockies," ss pre
dicted by Mr. Whltehouse ss a result of bis
explorations, will be generally regretted.
It Is difficult to part with an old concept.
whether It be of a moral or a physical faet.
The preaent generation will be alow In ac
cepting the new Idea of a Rocky-lees west.
Many peraons will prove obdurate adher
ents of the old view that there Is in fact a
continuous chain of mountains. Some will
marvel that In these days of minute ex
ploration of the western country by home
seekers and the developers of mineral re
sources ths maps should have been so slow
of change. But If It be a faet that the
maps are wrong, and that the Rockies do
not exist as the popular conception runs,
then of course there Is nothing to. do but
to change the face of the country as It Is
borne in the public mind's eye. . Let the
Rockies paaa if they truly da not sxlat.
Nothing can changa the records of hardy
pioneering serosa the country which,
whether so shown on ths msps or not. Is
nevertheless rough and difficult snd rocky
and mountainous. The hlatory of the open
ing of that great region by a toil which Is
one of the marvels of human enterprise will
DIMISISHISO rtBLIO DOMAI.
Last Year's Reeor af Homesteads
Takes the Greatest im Hlatary.
Aa the public domain grows leaa the rate
of reduction rapidly Increases. During the
last fiscal year 19,600,000 acrea passed from
public to private ownership. Of this amount
about HOiW.OOO acres were taken by original
homestead entries, to the number of S, 829.
Never before In the history ot the country
were so many homesteads taken. Although
ths public domain of Canada la only Just
beginning to be distributed there were
nearly five times ss many homestead en
tries In the United States ss in Canada.
Under the atone and timber act, which will
probably ba repealed by the next congress,
645,000 acres were tsken, while under the
desert land act Kt.000 acres were bought
from the government. Other large Items In
ths totals are 1.4(8,371 of stats selections
and 1,931, 904 of railway selections. The total
area of the unappropriated and unreserved
public domain Is 93,965,476 acres, of which
988,000,000 acres Is In Alaska, leaving about
68,000,000 acres In the states and territories.
Most of this Is mountainous and more or
leas arid, but there is no telling what fu-
ture developments may add to Its value.
and that a large part of It has a present
value Is shown by the rush to get some ot
It. In Minnesota there are stilt 3,680,000
acres of unreserved and unappropriated
land, though It Is going very fast, more
than 900,000 acres having been taken last
year. The total reservations ot ths publlo
lands amount to 161,000,000 acres.
A very considerable area of government
land outside of the forest reserves Is cov
ered by forests and about 100,000,000 acres
mors will eventually be rendered valuable
by means of irrigation, to say nothing of
ths land that will be made tillable by the
advance In knowledge concerning crops
adapted to arid and semi -arid regions.
Uncle Sam hss plenty of land left to take
care of. Because the best part ef the pub
llo domain has been taken Is no reason
why diligence should not bs exercised In
seeing that the rest ot
will do the most good.
It gets where It
President Roosevelt's VIeterles Over
Ban Francisco Chronicle.
It Is useless to deny that during his brief
tern of office President Roosevelt has done
mors than has been accomplished since
monopoly became dangero'us to bring con
solidated capital Into subjection to the law.
It Is not difficult In response to popular de
mand to get them enforced against the op
position ' of powerful moneyed interests.
President Roosevelt already has to his
credit the tombstones of the salt trust, the
shingle trust, the beef trust, and now, with
little doubt, that of the Great Northern
Securities company. These are the first
distinct victories over capital ever achieved
In this country in the Interest of the public,
and they, have been achieved, not In ani
mosity to capital, not In a revolutionary
spirit, not with the intent or desire to pre
vent the free employment of capital in
whatever amounts for useful purposes, but
solely with the object of forestalling any
possibility of oppression snd solely by ths
enforcement of existing law. The laws
under which these victories have been won
have been on the statute books for years.
The on a important thing accomplished be
fore 1903, under the law, was the estab
lishment of the Illegality of pooling by com
peting railroads. That did little good, for
equivalent! devices were substituted. Presi
dent Roosevelt has attacked these and has
won. . For his success he Is .doubtless In
great meaaure indebted to .tha great
breadth and depth of the legal knowledge
of 'Attorney General Knox and his faithful
and vigorous service, but the personality
and strenuous character of the orealdent
are back of It all. He Is not only enforcing
existing law, but has procured additional
legislation Which will enable him to ac
complish mors. He has Just begun the
work. It Is safe to predict that before he
ceases to be president he will have
denltely established the status of ths great
corporations on a basis which will permit
and encourage the employment of capital
In all legitimate ways, but will make cor
porate oppression an Impossibility. And
that Is ths advantage of a vigorous presi
Astoandtnar Flanres that Are Dlrfl.
colt of Comprehension.
New York Sun.
The summary of the report of the life
Insurance companies doing business In, this
state aa given out for publication by the
state Insurance department recently la al
most startling. All the large life Insurance
companies In ths country conduct opera
tions here, and the ' statement aa Issued
covers, therefore, practically the life in
surance business of the United States.
Ths gross assets of these life insurance
companies reached at the close of the year
the enormous figure of 12.062,430.804, an In
crease during the year of 8182,806,240. Their
gross Incoms wss 8488,736,271, an Increase of
860,800.801 The disbursements for ths year
were 8312,931,556, an increase of 826,750,510.
compared with the preceding year, moat of
the disbursements, of course, representing
the sums of money paid for Insuranca
claims. Four hundred and ninety-five
thouaand seven hundred and twenty-nine
policies, standing for Increased Insurance
of 8867,810.547, were Issued during the year,
These figures ars astonishing, and there
are few people who caa fully comprehend
what they mean. They are a monument to
the wealth, power and saving Instincts of
our people and to the popularity of life In
surance aa a method of Investment. There
Is this thought, too, that Inevitably occurs
In connection with the matter: Much the
larger share of the lncreaae In assets of
these great corporatlona Is In personal
property, rather than real eatate; that Is,
It Is In money. As these life Insurance
companies accumulate cash to this vast ex
tent they must invest it, and there is an
nually, therefore, an Investment demand
for securities proceeding from the life In
surance corporations which Is conserva
tlvely estimated at not less thsn 8160.000,000,
focused very largely, of course, upon ths
local market In Wall street. Taking this
as a basis and adding fo It ths demand for
securities by Are Insurance companies.
trustees, executors, to say nothing of that
of private investors, we get some Idea of
what Wall street calls the country's power
or nnanciai absorption.
BUTTE, Mont, May XI. The man who
placed the Infernal machine In the hold of
the steamship Umbiia while it lay at the
Cunard pier In New York May 2, was in
Butte a month ago.
The New York police communicated to
Chief of Police Reynolds of Butts shortly
after the attempt to wreck Umbrla
certain peculiarities In the dry battery of
the machine. The local police found that
It had been built by thl Montana Electii
cal company of Butte, and that the man
answering ths description of Roaseau, the
suspect, purchased It at that stors one
month ago He was unknown here snd
has not been seen sines. A detective from
New York Is hers working on ths casa
Intends to Blow
ROIKO ABOtT DEW YORK,
Ripples en the entrant ef Life la the
Since the edict that gambling must gs
struck Chinatown and Mulberry Bend
policemen and plain clothes men re
sponsible for the Integrity of that region
have had a world of trouble to convict ths
celestials pulled In for playing. Scores of
Chinese gambling houses have been raided
with Indifferent results. As a consequence
the sleuths have been ordered to get next
to the Chineae language, and their gray
matter la In a state of agitation perilously
close to brain fag. One day last work
Grlmahaw and Powers, two of the sleuths
attached to the precinct took their first
lesson In Chinese. They had been sent to
raid a fan-tan game at No. 22 Pell street.
Standing at the door of the house wss a
Chinaman. As the detectives approached
he sang out "See maa." A door slammed
on tho second floor and the sound of bolts
being shot wss heard. Orlmshaw and
Powers walked around the block and came
back from the other side. Once more the
bland fat Chinaman sang out "See maa,"
and the door was shut. The detectives
went through the house, but were unable
to get Into any of the rooms.
Seeking a Chinese merchant of repute
they found that "See maa" meant "Shut
the door." They also learned that another
Chinaman whom Powers had thought of
arresting for singing "Erin go Bragh" was
in reality giving vent to "Erl go Lab,"
which Is Chinese for "The police are com
ing." Back to tha gambling house went
the detectives and arrested the fat bland
Chinaman and his companion. Thsy wars
fined 82 each In .Jefferson Market court,
despite their protests that they were stand
ing In front of No. 22 Pell street for the
purpose of filling their lungs with fresh
One of ths most - magnificent hallways
In New York Is In ths nnanciai district,
where It Is generally supposed that noth
ing but austere architecture and severs
designs In color prevail. It Is the entrance
hall of the new Hanover National bank,
at the corner ef Pine and Nassau street
The scaffolding was taken down recently.
The walls of ths hallway ars of gray veined 1
marble, with many slabs of pink lined
onyx, . delicately shaded, veined, marbled
and streaked with pale blue and whits.
Around the bottom of the walls there runs
a base of black, onyx. It gives a peculiar
effect There Is one great arched window
running through the wall, which Is nearly
six feet thick. The window la about six
feet broad and high, so that It looks Ilka
a deep box. Ths whole of It Is faced with
colored onyx In varying shades. The cell
ing is Moorish In color and Corinthian In
architecture. It Is dons In solid gold shades
except for a tracery of green on the highly
ornate moldings that surround each square
of It. ' ' . i ;
The stranger who . visits New York to
day will find a number of streets In a low
tide of travel, so different from their usual
full-to-the-banks and seething currents.
This Is because thousands of men ars on
strike, thousands of horses are having an
unusual rest and one wagonload of build
ing material Is seen where there are usually
The forces have been marshaled In a
great labor struggle and the effects are
felt by all classes, from the man who wants
his window screens put in to ins nanx
that has given up Its old quarters on the
expectation of getting Into Its big, new
structure In the early fall.
A calculation has been made by a mem
ber of one of 4.he associations that 100,000
skilled men has oeen thrown out or em
ployment 'because ' of the strikes of tha
unskilled trades. The loss was an average
of 84 a day, or 8400.000 a 3ay In wages, ttat
never could be made good to the men thus
forced to be Idle. . '
Thev are nrorresslng pretty rapidly along
the line of shop window exhlbltlors In this
town, savs a New York letter, xne most.
alluring affair of that sort yet out Is hap
pening Just now in the big snow winuow
of a Sixth avenue nosiery wDum'
A large sheet of spotless white canvas Is
suspended from the top to tne poiioro i
the rear of the. window space. A dosen
neat round holes are cut In a row acoui
two feet from the bottom of this sheet of
. . . . ..u . V. a a tiAlea.
canvas. rrotruaing mroi
at frequent Intervals during the shopping
hours, are six pairs or extremely snpijr
'.miniM iimha. dressed tn most elaborately
clocked and ornamented ilk stockings, held
In place above the knee Dy garter, wim
diamond buckles. Ths limbs ars rights and
lefts, truly enough, and they have a sing
ularly, life-like appearance, n
In fact. In the most numan manner.
The crowd standing In front or tne win.
n- ia startled, after watching the ex
hibition of llfe-llke-looklng limbs for ten
minutes or so. to see the same suddenly
withdrawn. Then the white canvas sheet
Is quickly rolled ur. and six pretty girls,
neatlv dressed their skirts of conventional
length-stand side by side, blushing. The
spectators are privnegea to gu wnw..
the hosiery had been displayed upon the
human models. The writer Is Id a position
to state, In strict confidence, tnat it nao.
They've got an extra uorce "
handle the crowds in front of that store.
in oonflrmlne: the finding of the commis
sion on the Pennsylvania tunnel the appel-
- Hivlslon of the New Xork supreme
court has finally wound up ths last spool
of legal red taps wbereDy tne prosrwa
of the plan has oeen nmoe -
laysd. The scheme haa been spprovea oy
the Rapid Tranalt commission, the board
of aldermen and the special commission
named above, which was appointed to hear
protesting property owners, and ths work
of bringing New York half an hour closer
to. Philadelphia may now begin.
rt la nroDosed by some capitalists In New
York to erect a seventeen-story building on
a lot twenty-six by forty feet, thus con
taining 1.040 square feet. It will be the
"skinniest . skyscraper in mov ciijr ui
needle-like construction. Has all sense of
ronortlon been lost to me grouna w.r.
and the archltecta of the big city, or are
hav determined to aemonstraie inai iu.
vertical life is after all ths llfs to leadt
Russia's Traditional Policy.
Russia suppresses news as far as It can.
and then announces that the Finns need no
aasistance, the Jews need no succor, tne
Poles sre happy. It has not yet forgotten
its traditional policy ot "creating a desert
and calling It peace."
"The Ttrfeded AmertcM Witch," .n ZastrAicf look
of tnitrtsting infornulion botd vkhes, atft b $tnt
frtt upon rtqvtst.
Amertcn Wmttfum Wttcl CompjLny,
' Wlthm, Mass,
Prof. W. H. Pickering of Harvard, who i
has been carrying on a series of lunarl
observations, is said to have discovered
unmistakable evidence of ths presence f
hoar frost on ths moon's surfsce.
Prof. Florlan Cajarl of Colorado college
has been selected to represent the United
States on ths International committee on
organisation of the International congress
for the study of historical sciences.
A New York physician haa evolved a.
scheme for restoring life after the hsirt
haa ceased to beat Let him try It on the
Parker presidential boom, with Cleveland
and Hill as ludaes on thought and delivery.
To Prof. Angelo Hellprln hss been awarded
by the Geographical society of Philadel
phia the Ellsha Kent Kane medal, only
conferred on two scientists before. He has
also been re-elected president of the so
ciety. Rev. Dr. P. r. Dlsset of St Mary's
seminary, Baltimore, will celebrate the
golden Jubilee . of his ordination to the
priesthood on Msy 26 snd 27. Hs has been
connected with St Mary's seminary for
Detective Sergeant William C. Welser of
New York has resigned his office. He ad
mits having $300,000 laid aslds and promises
thst the hardest work he will do for the
remainder of his life will be to clip coupons
off his bonds. .
President Charles S. Palmer and four
teen members of the faculty ef the Col
orado state school of mines will bs dis
missed at tha eloss of the school term,
June 80. The faculty recently went on a
strike against the president
It la related that when the mother ef
thirty-two children was presented to Presi
dent Roosevelt In San Jose, Cat, the other
day, be said "she should be made the
president of some association, but he didn't
know what." It would seem that such a
mother would have enough to attend to
at boms without taking on any outside
Alfred P. Goss of Ban Francisco has ap
pealed to the courts to demonstrate ths fact
that he Is a genuine forty-niner and there- -fore
entitled to membership In the Pioneer i'
association ot the state. The society dis
putes his right to a plsce in the ranks of
ths old settlers and despite the fact that
a millionaire has refused him ad-(
Lulu Hadley, ths Indianapolis hotel chamK ,
bermald who refused to make up Booker T.
Waahlnton'a bed because he Is "a nigger,"
has sued the Western Union Telegraph
company and the managers) ef a hotel,
charging that a telegram offering her a
position In Texas was opened without her
consent and the contents made public. She
asks 85.000 damages.
A statue of General Robert E. Iee, commander-in-chief
of ths confederate ar
mies, will be placed in Statuary hall at
Washington Just as soon ss It can be pre
pared. The Virginia legislature has taken
the final step by passing a bill making
810,000 available for the work and appoint
ing, a commission to see that' the plans
are executed. The opposition developed
to the statue in certain quarters spurred
ths legislature to take action sooner than
otherwise would have been the case.
LIGHT AND LIVELY.
"How did your manager get his present
position T" . .
"He put on a Prince Albert coat and silk
hat and bluffed the old man Into giving him
8M a week," Record Herald.
Flrat Actor Did Buskin have a long run
In the west? S
Second Actor Long run? I should say
he did. First It waa the cowboys, then the
sheriff.-PhlladeIphla Ledgter.r ' St--.!:-
"He has a pretty good opinion of him
self, hasn't he T". - '
"Well, rather. Why, he even holds that
his crankiness Is one of the eccentricities
of genius." Chicago Post.
" - wur uiu wagner is
heart-hrnken over tha loaa r,f hla
- . " ...V UIWMI.I -
Wiggins Go 'way. man! You're kldrfln
Jlggins Faot! They have no one now
with whom they can leave the children
Whn tk.v wan, , n a . , U a L. .
Am tha vnuna- nn-.n 1 .v
" w . B vdv w e-a v an uia tgir
It atfinnM With a. 4a.rlr mwA sK. a
heavily on th toea ot th man who had
ucn et-iiunv oesiae nr.
"I risasr VAiit narHnn .( a.k I At
- sn aiuuii! I aniiej gaili,
riot At f sail maam ' ha sanliat ..i.t. -
f Jf tJyA amile on his anguished factj
' . . """ ' saiia uiasdrtl
didn't reel it.' Chicago Tribune.
'T wlArlkoh SIAfMa ax av .... '
r -I., rm .nu; n;e societies.
Ia tnr nV difference between 'Insurance
Usually assurance Is what the fellow hss
who Is forever trying to sell you Insur
ance." Philadelphia Press.
Romeo killed himself on Juliet's tomb.
yem" they explained, "he thoue-ht ah
had taken a cup of railroad coffee.'
Sadly they went for Shake, eara ta writ.
up the obituary. New York Bun.
The house had been full of aunties come
to spend the holidays, and the baby's a.
year-old brother waa heard one morning
"Bay, papa, do you know I've had to
sleep a whole week in a room Just full of
women?" Lipplncott'a Magasine.
"Why don't you go to work?" asked ths
"Mister." rejoined Meandering Mike,
ssdly, "don't you call makln' up all dese
hard luck stories workT" Washington
Judge "I will give you just ons hour to
get out of town!"
Peevish Polhemus "Well, If I'm brought
back here for over-sneedln' me 'auto' don't
blame me, Jedge!" Puck.
HAIL TO THE BLl'B AKU THE OKAY.
Hall! Hall I to the Blue and the Gray
The Blue of the garb and Gray of tha
Soldlera of freedom, now far on life's way.
Once more do we greet you with song and
We sing of ths scenes that called you forth.
When your young hearts thrilled to tha
hot tide of war
Of deeds that set high your soldierly
In quiet of camp and In battle's wild roar;
Of comrades who fell In terrible fray.
Where bullets and shells hissed thick In
Of others who sleep In the homs-land to
day, 'Mid tha verdure and bloom of tenderest
And your prayer Is ours, as one It Is
That peace be the aim, but with power to
To protect what you saved, and keep It
A nation whose flag ts the symbol of
right. ( .
Hall! Hall I to the Blue and the Gray.
Omaha. BERIAII F. COCKRAN.
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