Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (June 2, 1903)
THE OMATT, DAILY "REE: TUESDAT, JUNE 2, 100.1.
Tiie Omaiia Daily Bee.
E. ROSK WATER, EDITOFl.
PUBLISHED EVERY MORN I NO.
TERMS OK SUBSCRIPTION.
Dally Bee (without Hundavt, One Yeor..4."0
1 lu I . . L J ., J 3 1 1 . V A fi. I
lire HI Ml CUIIUU V. MC 1 CM. I " ' ' 1 ,
lilustrat-d Hee, One Year 2.00
Birmay Hoe. one lear '
Hatuiuav Hee. Iini Year ISO
Twentieth Century Farmer, One Year.. l.W
Daily ViTS Hu"y"ir copy.... 2c
pally Bee (wiiimut Hundav), per week...ii'c
Evening Bee (Without Sunday;, per week, tic
Evening Bee (Including Hunday), per
Complaint of Irregularttlis lit delivery
hould be add reeded to City Circulation De
Omaha The Bee Building.
Mouth Omaha City Hall Building, Twenty-fifth
and M Street.
Council Bluffs lu Pearl Street.
Chicago lG4i L'nlty Building.
New York 2328 Park Row Building.
Washington 601 Fourteenth Street.
Communications relating to news and edi
torial matter should be addressed: Omaha
bee. Editorial Department.
Remit by draft, express or postal order,
movable in '1'he Bee Publishing Company.
Only 2-cent stumps accepted In payment of
man accounts, i-ersoiiai cnecKs, et--pi. uu
Omaha or eastern exchanges, not accepted.
THE BEE PUBLISHING COMPANY.
STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION.
State of Nebraska, Douglas County, km.:
Ueorge B. Tischuck, secretary ot Tno Bee
Puulisiiitig Company, being duly sworn,
ays thai the uctual number of full and
co.iipieie copies oi ine unity, mumma.
Evening and ounday Bee printed during the
month of May, 1!U3, was as follows:
1 so wh n 2H,43o
4 unsold and returned copies lv.a4S
J'et total sales 04.1,(WV.i
T'r u voru tri 30417
OEORGE B. TZSCHt cK.
Subscribed In my presence and iworn i to
uciuie mo hub inv uay ui 4uj,
M. B. HLNGATE.
This is the lust time South Omaha ex-
pects to vote overlap bonds uutll the
League ball games played in the
water will be the next athletic r.ovelty
on the boards.
Kansas and Iowa prohibitionists are
forced to admit that there may be such
a thing as too much water.
It is an 111 wind that blows nobody
oou. ue wm.us "ru '"
be a brisk one ror onage ouuaera.
riesnlte it. had name the Bl.r Muddv
la proving to be the most peaceable of
all the raging riverg in this vicinity.
Omaha has the advantage of all other
towns in the submerged district water
.will run down hill until the laws of
gravitation are repealed;'
It is lucky that Secretary Moody hap-
pened to be In the west with the presi-
dentlal party. He may get some use-
ful tips for the navy while navigating
on hla voyage to Washington.
Chancellor Andrews Is achieving con
siderable free advertising by recanting
the free silver fallacy, but not so much
notoriety as he encountered at the time
he embraced the flat foolishness.
The threatened enlargement of Flor-
ence lake will not cnsmall Lake Man-
awa. Nothlntr but a lanre area of low
"barometer will be able to keep people
sw.v from the Iowa summer resort
Ex-Postmaster General Charles Em-
ory Smith in his letter to Postmaster
General Payne with reference to the
Thillocb charges shows that he is still
a master of the use of good forcible
ir any or trie arownea out lactones
or Jobbing houses In neighboring cities pay for tnelr services, punishing -con-are
determined to seek new locations, gressmen who refuse to support the de-
Omaha should he ready to do the right
thing In extending a substantial wel
oome to the newcomers.
The most suggestive feature of the
Denver charter campaign is that all the
candidates on all the tickets are ac
cused of standing in, hand and glove.
with the gamblers, and all the papers
nre calling each other prevaricators and
Now that the settlement of the Union
Pacific strike bus proceeded part way,
why not finish it up throughout and re-
establish peaceful relations between the
company and its former employes in all
branches of the work and over the
Omaha building contractors with an
early training as carpenters. and brick-
layers propose to resume their old vo-
cations just to sUow how easy it Is to
am a aay ror eight Hours' work.
Whether their example will be catching
remains to be seen.
The astronomers have no difficulty in
forecasting a lunar and solar eclipse
several' hundred years ahead, but the
weather forecasters have not been able
to locate an eclipse of the sun lu the
coru oeu .one uy uaromeiric. xuertno-
metric or telescopic observations ten
Chauncey Depew takes issue with the
tatement made by a promineut New
lork divine that $.'0,000 a year is sure
to carry the recipient to the devil.
Chancey think that the ticket of ad
ntaslnn to the devil', entertainment
parlor can be procured at a ffiucn
. Unless conditions change Governor
Tatea of Illinois is uot to have smooth
ailing for a second term in the execu-
tlve mansion, as Sf veral competitors are
said to be girding on their armor tol
enter the lists. The second term rule is
good rule, but it is sometime proved
fey Its exception. .
hie rHtsiocjsrs fmaaa ?.-.
rreniil"iit Itnosovelt linn frnnkly mnde
known to his party that be desires the
nomination for tho iiresldency next
year. There are some disposed to
(juextion tlf dignity und propriety of
, . . . . . , ... ..t.. it 11
IUIH. KerernnK lO II IIIH rll lUKiiri.i
lipm,),!,.,... r.-ii'.. l It h
"So Intense n
lontfliitf no Openly revealed cannot be
c - onl.h,H a characteristic of the -tro.,-
et natures. Tlie strongest moil nre
more retl.-ent concerning their personal
dpKr,.,, flr J,,,,,,,,,, u,re content to tils
churre the duties In hand with eon-
selentious fidelity find let the work
actually done make Its own appeal for
popular applause and for the support
of the leaders of the party. In this
respect. It can hardly be Bold that Mr.
Ilnosevelt has rlneu to the highest
standard of tho public man.'
Frankness and candor nre distin
guishing qualities of the president's
character. They have marked his
course throughout his public career. He
lielloves In letting the people
where he stands in every respect. In
letting his party know that he desires
the nomination he has simply given u
fresh illustration of a leading and most
commendable characteristic and we are
unable to see that It offends in any
BOn!,e nga nst d gutty or propriety. Mr.
Roosevelt believes and deservedly so
that he has n claim to the nomination;
at hav.,n disgorged the duties of the
presidency with conscientious fidelity he
hag a right to seek nt the hands of his
Vrty the endorsement which a norulna-
tlon will give and be goes about it
openly and unreservedly. It seems to
us that every fairmlnded American
must admire this straightforward
course, must commend rather than crltl-
else the president for making no con-
cealment of the Derfectlv lustlflnhle de-
f) glR,e((;d hlmse,f
As to the Republican's criticism that
the president's exhibition of a wish to
gueC0Kj himself "cannot be considered a
characteristic of the strongest natures,"
an examination of our history will show
that some men of very strong nature
hflve ciliAwn an tntonaa lnrifv1nr fnf
. . .
presidency and very earnestly sought
to attain that great honor. Such men,
lor example, as v eoster ana jiay ana
Douglass aspired to the presidency and
um uot uuw " ,el lne larl De
known, while Jackson - and others
sought a second term. Abraham Lin
coin let it be known that he desired a
renomlnatlon and planned in every
leeltlmate war to secure it If Mr.
Roosevelt has been somewhat more
frank and straightforward than hla
DPpdpee.,or. npr.iw in th nM.n,.
,n ask,n the endorsement of his party,
14 ,s ,n our lament entirely creditable
10 nlln "nu un.y cannot, reasonamy
oe regnraea as unaigninea or improper.
Nor will it be bo regarded by those
people who have faith in the integrity,
th courage and the high sense of duty
of President Roosevelt His nomination
is already assured and we ao not be
lteve that his having frankly expressed
a desire for it will have any effect un
favorable to him upon the votert of the
RURAL DELIVERY ASD POLITICS.
Mr. Bristow, fourth assistant postmas
ter general. Is not favorable to the
rural free delivery system, his view
being that the government is building
up a great political machine that will
,n Ume 001116 nea ninulng con-
0-rona anrl he therpfnrA thlnlca Ira fur.
tner aeveiopjnent snouia be stopped,
A9 fl001 the Washington corre-
"Pnaeni oroomyn iigie, Mr.
1 . . . . a mm .
ririBtow is 01 cue opinion iuai u mo
system Is developed at the present ratio
there will be in each congressional dis
trlct from 800 to 500 rural carriers, who
are bound to organize as the carriers
in all the large cities have already done.
When this la accomplished they will be
In a position to dictate to congress and
wiu certainly demand larger and larger
mand by defeating them at the polls.
Another thing Mr. Bristow fears la that
the enlargement of the service will
cause bitter feeling between the agrl
cultural classes and the workmen resid
ing in the agricultural centers.
We do not think there Is any substan
tlal ground for the apprehension of the
fourth assistant postmaster general, but
at any rate there is no doubt that tho
rural free delivery system Is perma
nently established and that its further
development will not be stopped. It
has been conclusively demonstrated that
this service is on the whole of very
great benefit to the rural communities
and It Is the Judgment of those most
familiar with the service that it will in
time be self-sustaining. The idea that
jn this system the government is build-
hng up a political machine that In time
wm come pretty near running congress
Beems to, us to be entirely visionary
There will be no backward step, it can
confidently be said, in regard to rural
AN AMPLK SURPLUS.
The fiscal year of the . government
closes with the present month and the
treasury statement for the eleven
months of th venr shows that there
w,u bJ , urplu, of bout 44000.000.
In view of the large expenditures au
thorlzed by the last congress this is a
ver' ""sory '
some thing provided for by legisla
tlon, however, which would more than
wipe out the surplus, the payments to
be made on Panama canal account. If
the treaty should be ratified by Coloni
bla. amounting to 50.000.000. It doe.
not 'PI' probable, however, that this
I money will soon be called for, late ad
vices indicating a prolonged contest over
the treaty and its possible failure. For
all Immediate purposes, therefore, the
I treasury surplus is ample.
It is noted that there has been
I large decrease In receipts from internal
I revenue In this fiscal year, due to the
I repeal of the war revenue . taxes, but
this loss has been very nearly inline up
by the liu-rense In customs receipts,
amounting for the cloven months to
alxuit $:UXXUX. There Is represented
In the enlarged importations a very
considerable amount of raw materials
us'.-d in manufacturing, but it Is nlco n
fart that our people have been buying
more freely of foreign goods during the
past year than for several previous
years and liberal customs receipts are
to be expected while prosperity con
tinues. The national treasury has a
large cash balance and some Interest
Is already lelng taken In the question as
to the policy which the secretary of the
treasury will adopt In regard to it if
there should be a close mouey market
later on. He is not likely to repeat the
policy of last year, but there 'may
be an urgent demand for relief on the
part of the treasury which he could not
well Ignore. The currency condrfion nt
present Is causing no uneasiness, but we
canuot be sure that this will be the
case four or five months hence. How
ever, there is nothing to warrant a pes
simistic view of the future, but rather
much to Justify confidence.
HOME RULE FOR
The city of Denver is agitated from
center to circumference over a munici
pal contest that will place the Colorado
capital In position to enjoy genuine
home rule. The movement In favor of
home rule culminated two years ago in
the passage by the Colorado legislature
of a constitutional amendment granting
to all cities having a population exceed
ing 2,000 the privilege to make their
own charters. This amendment carried
at the election in November, l'.KKJ, but
its practical operation wus blocked by
the franchised corporations, who con
tested its validity In the Colorado su
By the adoption of the home rule
amendment the city of Denver and sev
eral suburban towns were cut off from
Arapahoe county and became "the city
nd county of Denver," while the re
maining part of Arapahoe county has
been divided Into two counties known
as Adams and South Arapahoe. The
city and county of Denver is given the
power within and without its territorial
mlts to construct, condemn, purchase,
conduct and operate water works, light
ing plants and power plants, transpor
tation systems, heating plants and any
other public utilities. The city also has
power to issue bonds upon vote of the
taxpaying electors In any amount neces
sary to carry Into effect the municipal
ownership of public utilities. The peo
ple of Denver are also given exclusive
power in making, altering, revising or
amending their charter, but no fran
chise relating to any street alley or
public place is to be granted except
upon its approval by the qualified tax-
paying electors. Upon petition of 5 per
cent of the qualified electors for any
measure or charter amendment, or for
charter convention, the council is to
submit the same to a vote at the next
general election, and upon petition of 10
per cent of the qualified voters a spe
cial election must be called.
The home rule amendment extended
the boundaries of Denver and annexed
to the city several suburban towns,
some of which have repeatedly refused
to become part of the city. By tho
provisions of the amendment, a charter
convention, composed of twenty-one
electors, must be called to draft
charter which shall become a law
ratified by a majority of the voters.
The city and county of Denver came
into existence immediately after the
official proclamation of the adoption of
the home rule amendment, but the prop
osition for calling the charter conven
tion was staved off for several months
and the final vote Is to be taken to
day. The charter campaign has been a
most exciting contest. The corporation
managers, who have controlled the
municipal government of Denver for
years, are endeavoring to secure control
of the charter convention, with a view
to extending their grip upon the munici
pal machinery of Denver for an in
definite period. The present council
and mayor hold over until new officials
are elected, but the imperative need of
home rule for Denver is emphasized by
the municipal balance sheet.
The total sum levied In direct taxes
during the past six years for city pur
poses only has nearly doubled, as shown
by the following figures: City taxes,
1807, $836,009; 1902, $!M2,OT5; 1903,
$1, 027,442, or an Increase In the taxes
for laBt year over the preceding-year of
$085,307. No wonder the rnxpaylng
citizens of Denver are desperately in
earnest to rescue municipal government
from corporation misrule.
We are divulging no secret when we
say that Omaha would have been en
Joying home rule years ago but for the
pernicious manipulation of succeeding
legislatures by the same influences that
have obstructed and retarded the home
rule movement In Denver.
The Lincoln police board is said to be
scandalized by the squeal of a dis
charged copper, who declares he paid
$23 to be appointed on the force and
was not left on long enough to get his
money back. The Omaha police force
Is disgraced likewise by a police captain
who when previously dismissed de
clared that he had paid $50 to hold his
Job, but that did not prevent his rein
statement by the brace of police re
former Inflicted on Omaha by the late
Governor Ravage. When police officers
have an idea that they owe their posi
tions to a cash consideration, we can
expect them to use their official favor
according to their own code of public
Iowa democrats are having trouble in
finding a willing sacrifice to run for
governor against Governor Cummins
this full. It is suggested that if till
others fail resort may still be bad to
General J. B. Weaver, who has never
yet refused to run for office, no matter
how hopeless the race. Oeneral Weaver
would lit as easy as anything (Sovernor
Cummins could hope for.
T. I. O'Connor declare that the Eng
lish people must realize that Ilalfour Is
premier by virtue of the Irish vote and
that If the Irish are fit to rule England
they are also fit to rule Ireland. That
Is, doubtless, Just what the Englishman
has been fearing, namely, that us soon
as the Irish demonstrate their fitness to
rule Ireland they will want to rule
The Irony of fate Is again reflected in
the dispatch, from Hutchinson, Kansas,
informing the world that of all the
churches In the town the Baptist
church alone re mains high and dry. If
the other denominations are not con
verted to the doctrine of immersion by
this experience nothing short of a mir
acle will do It
Or Tarkle the Rain (loads.
Those Omaha courts that have been rat
tling out Injunctions against everything
else might try their talent in restraining
Cat It Oat.
We are Inclined to think that a mistake
was made in arresting A. Corn at Salt
Lake City on suspicion of an intention to
kill the president. A. Corn might be a
footpad, but hardly an assassin.
The Pathos of Parting;,
Mora In sorrow than In anger Editor
Bryan scratches the name of B. Benjamin
Andrews, ex-silverlta, from hla list of
presidential possibilities. The conspiracy
against the human race has taken unto
Itself another conspirator. Arouse, ye
peepull Now I. the time to subscribe!
Subtle and Terrible Ht(b(,
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Senator Depew refuses to endorse the
Penny-packer idea of cartoons. "Instead
of drawing and quartering the cartoonist,"
says he, "I would take him out to dinner."
And then do you see the method of his
madness? ha would get even with his hap
less victim by Indicting an after dinner
speech upon him I
Keen Home Tbrast.
The banishment from Russia of the cor
respondent of the London Times, for the
offense ot telling the truth about the gov
ernment, Is a procedure unprecedented In
recent year., though the- new. of it causes
no particular sensation in a state whose
governor 1. Inclined to speak with favor of
the ancient practice of hanging, drawing
and quartering newspaper writer, who
Editorial Conrteslea 1st Buffalo.
Norman K. Mack, or rather National
Committeeman Norman E. Mack, Mem. to
find great amusement tn discussing other
reople's name. Ha . finds nomenclature
very diverting.- While not sensitive on this
subject, we may aay for hi. Information
that the proprietor of the Courier was
christened William J., Conners, and he ha.
borne that name even since. Ha ha. nevor
gone under an' alias br applied to a court
or legislature to chngq. the name he re
ceived at his birth. We commend this
fact to Norman E. McEachren, with the
gratuitous suggestion -that It I. not wise
for a gentleman who ha. had a hanging
In the family to. be. constantly bringing up
the subject of rope..
PERILS OP "Bl'TTIXG IS."
Rebuffs In Store for the Fellow Look
Ins; for Trouble.
"He butted in," said the policeman of the
man who Interfered In behalf of a prisoner,
"and I had to arrest him."
- "He butted In," said the husband who
was having a somewhat spirited domestic
debate with his wife, "and I threw him out
of the window."
"He butted In," said the Nineteenth ward
society gent, who was put at Ogden's grove
with his steady company, "and I had to
knock the block oft him."
It will thus be seen that the Individual
who butts in stands an excellent chance to
be boosted out with more celerity than con
sideration. He Is persona non grata every
where. Ha Is the successor of the person
who used to "stick his nose Into other peo
ple's business" the man who was "too
fresh," the Individual who "talked too much
with his mouth." He now butt. in.
Unfortunately, the rebuff, which he re
ceives do not In the1 least discourage him.
He escapes the fool killer with a facility
which almost Justifies the belief that he Is
under the protection of a special providence.
He continues to "butt In" everywhere, giv
ing unsought advice, administering imperti
nent reproof, obtruding his opinions and his
wishes where they are not wanted, making
a nuisance of himself from early morn to
He has a black eye moat of the time, his
nose Is sore from continued hammering.
and his trousers are torn and dirty as the
result of his being thrown downstairs sev
eral times a day. Still he "butts In," and
will continue to "butt In" until the end of
time, for Ood hath made him so.
OTR STREMOl'S PRESIDENT.
"Prod net from One Mold, aad the
Mold Was Then Broken.
While this Issue of the Time. 1. In prep
aration the president of the United States
is making a record horseback ride of sixty
mile., climbing the mountain, and skim
mlng the plains from Laramie to Cheyenne
In Colorado's northern neighbor.
What a halo of romance, courage, endur
ance, intrepidity and whole-heartednes. this
man is weaving Into hi. life, history. Born
of millionaire parents, scions of aristocrats,
if there are such in America. The vim and
adventure of the old Vlktng courses
through every vein and thrill, every nerve.
He plodded through college, dropped It.
ahackels and hailed the mighty west for
his temporary home. He passe, from the
free lite and stirring adventure of a cow
boy to nation . commercial metropolis
to wrestle with It. sin and crime and put
them under curb. He enter, the Navy de
partment. Imparting his bold .plrlt to those
charged with the work of constructing a
nation's resistless navy. He responds to
the stirring call to unloose the haughty
Spaniard's grip from the throat of Cuba',
suffering million.. He plow, through the
stony field, of red tap and at the head of
his gallant Rough Rider, place, fresh 1m
mortelles In the crown of American valor.
Made governor of New Tork. forced against
his will Into the vice presidency, the black
heart and red hand of an assassin make
And he IS president. Such a preside!
the country ha. not known .Inc. the days
of Jackson. He has looked Into the frowr.
lng mouth, of the enemy", cannon. He has
faced ss unflinchingly the frowning faces
of the coarse bosses of hi. party. He I.
Roosevelt! He was produced from a new
mold and the mold wa. then broken. He
cople. no man and there 1 no man great
I enough to Imitate him. - '
BttlTAItt WEARY OP KRFK TRADE.
Cleveland Plain Dealer: Mr. Chamber
Iain ha. supplied the Issue which the lib
eral, have been vainly seeking to unite
upon. The question Is whether the liberals
ran find a leader as daring and able as
the ex-llberal who now confront, them at
the head of their old conservative foes.
Philadelphia Press: For Kngland to aban
don freo trade, as it will. If this conserva
tive policy wins. Is a stupendous economic
event. To propose to unite a third of the
world', population and a larger .hare of
the world', trade In a great system of
reciprocal and protective tariffs Is one of
those great master stroke, which. If British
elector, approve, would revolutionize the
trade condition, of the world.
Indianapolis Sentinel: The position taken
by Mr. Joseph Chamberlain and Mr. Bal
four In favor of a tariff system of "colonial
preference." while a departure from the
former policy of Great Britain, Is not ex
actly an abandonment of the free trade
Idea. Its purpose Is to promote free trade
between Oreat Britain and It. colonies
while excluding other countries. In one
sense this is the system of the United
States, which ha. absolute free trade be
tween several states and territories, but we
have departed from our own system by
making special tariffs for Porto Rico, Ha
waii and the Philippine.
Chicago Post: Of all the puerile and silly
comment, on the Chamberlain proposal to
revive the Infamous corn law. and starve
the masses for the benefit of a few land
lord, and decaying Industrie, the silliest
I. that which represents It a. a tribute to
the United State, and a "vindication" of
"our" protective policy. It hardly needs
saying that intelligent protectionist, are
not guilty of any such childish twaddle. It
J. well known that stanch American pro
tectionist, have fully recognized the eco
nomic Impossibility of a protective system
under the material, climatic, Industrial and
commercial conditions prevailing In the
Washington Star: British trade Is lan
guishing. British skill Is a little discour
aged. Competition Is getting as hot a. a
July noon. Germany and the United States
are rival, whom Oreat Britain can no
longer Ignore, and must be met with poli
cies that will work. Here then Is a situa
tion which should develop to the full what
ever of capacity for affair, there may be In
Mr. Chamberlain. There I. a chance for
the yardstick and the pint measure. The
shopkeeper, we may assume, Is no longer
at sea. At any rate, he ha. come forward
with hi. recommendations, and not only his
countrymen but hi. country', rival, for
business would do well to give their care
ful consideration. He wants to advance
the Interest, of hi. own people, which 1. a
worthy ambition, and It only remain, to. be
seen whether hi. policies will be adopted,
and, If ao, how they will answer. They will
not fail of attention in the United State..
The ex-Empress Eugenie has left the villa
Cyrnos. at Cape Martin, on the Riviera, for
a month', cruise on the yacht Thistle, off
the coast of Greece.
In regard to the nomination. President
Roosevelt', friend, have decided that it Is
all over but the shouting. And they seem
Inclined to attend to that now, too.
Preparation, are now practically com
pleted for the unveiling at Clermont, la.,
on June 19, of a soldiers' monument and of
a statue of Colonel D. B. Henderson, former
speaker of the house of representatives.
The old question of what a man should do
with his hat In the elevator Is onoe more
up for discussion. A curmudgeon might
observe that there la no use In a fellow',
taking off hi. hat when he enter, an ele
vator; it will be lifted for him, anyway.
The king of Slam I. quoted as eaylng
he ha. no Idea that "benevolent assimila
tion" will let him alone. "I know," ho
said, "that I shall be one day eaten with
English or French sauce. The latter Is too
tasteless. I prefer the English sauce,
mixed with the famous Japanese sauce."
Congressman Sereno Payne of New Tork
was In Washington last week, but only a
very few of his acquaintances recognized
him. During the eighteen years Mr. Payne
has been In congress he has always worn
a full beard. Soon after the close of last
session he shaved clean, which Is why his
friends passed him on the street In Wash
LABOR'S RESTLESS STATE.
Costly O,oarrela aad Confusion Gener
We recently published an extract from
the speech of Clarence Darrow, who was
the attorney for the miners In the great
strike. It has made a wide impression In
the pres.. It ought to be heeded equally
by the force, of labor. In Philadelphia
the condition, revealed by a discussion of
Mr. Darrow'. utterance show the great
need of a speedy betterment, for they are
at present In some place, nearer anarchy
than anything else or, as the Philadel
phia North American put. It: "It I. all
chao. and empty strife, a mere welter of
Industrial anarchy." It goes on to say
that tn many controversies which have
tied up building enterprise, of- vast pro
portions In Philadelphia, It Is virtually
Impossible for an Impartial Investigator to
discover the real merits of the case:
The auarrel are not between ranltal
and labor, no principles governing the
creation and distribution of Inbor are st
stake, or even mentioned. Labor is pos
sessed by the demon of aimless organiza
tion and selfish Jealousy, and Is running
down a steep place."
In the last three years tn Philadelphia
union. In the building trades have grown
numerically to enormous proportions, but
Instead of bettering conditions and ad
justing the relation, of employer and em
ploye on a basl. of reciprocal benefits,
they have striven for power, wrangled,
over questions of authority and control.
promoted reasonless strife end paraln-d
progress. ' Building operation. Involving
enormous outlay are suspended not over
question, of wages, but In many cases
because wrangling unions refuse to recog
nize one another. The North American
ays that situations have arisen some
thing like these:
The caroenters refuse to work with the
plasterers, tne masons witn tne carpen
lers, or me niwi-nrni-ni wnn anyDociy
and half a dozen men digging a pine
trench mav stop all work on a ralUlnn-
ilnllur hulldlna- contract because th
plumber, belong to a rival combination of
Beyond question thus much Is true, we
believe, as the Philadelphia paper any.:
A crisis In the life of organized labor Is
Impending, and disaster will follow If it
be not recognized and wisely dealt with.
Mr. Darrow In the address of which we
have spoken has given wise counsel. Such
advice I. worthy of attention, or there will
be a reaction that will Injure organized
labor, and this. a. we have said heretofore,
mean, injury to society, for we are all one
and no member can suffer without the
whole body feeling It. It I. time. Indeed,
for the real friend of labor to speak In
warning and to Insist that strife and passion
and the mania for senseless Interference
be ended. Let u. return to the Idea that a
labor union to be of benefit must be a con-
aervatlve force, and that It can not add to
the aneclal good except by adding to the
general advantage; and above all Mr
Darrow'. point that "when all Is said and
done the power of public opinion I. the one
controlling power In the world. A .ufflclent
public opinion will preserve trade unionism;
I a strong enough hoetll nubile opinion will
' I deatroy it.
lit) I Ml AHOIT SEW lOltK.
Ripples on the ( arrest of 1.1 le In the
The consolidation of tire Ave borough,
constituting Greater New York has had the
effect of greatly Increasing defaults In
taxes, rnd the approaching sule of property
for ili-llnquent taxes will be the largest in
the history of tho city. Prior to 1K!W, th
first year of consolidation, the amount due
the city In arrears for taxes was $7,739..
The amount due since 1900 Is more than
twice as large as that for the preceding
year. The total of the arrears And the as
sessments outstanding ngalust property
owners in tho five boroughs Is now $41,
James Hagnn, an ex-warden of the
Tombs, In New York., had one of those
unique political excursions the other day
for which the metropolis is noted.
"We've got about 8.O10 of 'em out," said
he, to a friend to whom he was showing
the eighty cans of milk, 300 gallons of ice
cream and 6,000 complete luncheons, pro
vided by the Amsterdam Democratic club.
"And we've got more," he added,
"among these youngsters we've got fifty
pairs of twins, all pledged to vote for Tam
many." Such a proportion of twins Is about the
usual one found In a New York children',
procession. And yet they talk about "race
Leaving aside the vast valuation, added
to It by consolidation, say. Leslie's Weekly,
the accumulation, of property on Manhat
tan Island alone nave been astounding.
Once sold In bulk tor 24, the island now
haa a taxable valuation, real and personal,
of $2,908,755,140. Its real estate value, have
risen prodigiously from the initial market
quotation, immense sums have now to be
paid for tracts in desirable localities, a.
high a. $400 per square foot having been
caked for sites In business sections, making
a price of $1,000,000 for a lot 2C.X100. But ex
cessive a. this figure may seem, property
on the island is continually appreciating,
and it 1. probable that what seem, today
to be dear will be looked back to In the
fjture as reasonable and cheap. Enormous
fortunes have been built up by the Incre
ment of real estate values, the most strik
ing example of these. being the A.tor es
tate, founded on extensive purchase, of
land when the latter could be had for
trifling sum.. With the enhancement of
ground values remarkable change, have
taken place in the character of the city's
architecture. The structure, which ap
peared commodious and palatial in the
early time. have, shrunk Into Insignificance
beBlde the great and coatly skyscraper, of
these latter days, reared for residence or
trade and provided with every modern Im
provement. Like attracts like, and so Man
hattan, the cenjer of the nation's opulence,
and consequent luxury, Is attracting to It
maker, of fortune, from all part, of th
country. No other city possesses ao many
millionaire, a. doe. New York, and their
presence la no slight factor in the running
up of property prices.
Brooklyn bridge wa. twenty years old
last week, and, despite the occasional stories
which allege that the structure 1. being
badly racked by heavy traffic competent
engineer, declare that the .pan. are a. safe
and strong today a. when it wa. built. The
bridge I. the crystallized dream of John
Roebllng, who wove the first steel cable at
Johnstown, Pa. Incidentally It 1. a monu
ment to the enterprise of "Boss" Tweed,
who ended hi. life In the Tombs prison.
Tweed, however, 1. given little credit, as It
wa. alway. the popular belief that . he
pushed the project solely as a medium for
plunder. The fact that he stood sponsor
for the enterprise excited general hostility
to It, although Roebllng first broached the
subject In 1857, It was not until many year,
after that the undertaking wa. begun.
Roebllng died before the bridge wa. completed.
A leading New York physician 1. responsi
ble for the statement that the Increasing
eccentricities of men and women in the
higher walks of life, the larger number of
defalcations, forgeries and other dishonest
acts among business men; the great growth
of so-called fads and the hold which vari
ous form, of religious mania acquire over
certain classes of person, are all evidences
of the general use of morphine. Most case,
of kleptomania, which I. recognized as a
real disease, are caused solely by a pro
tracted use of morphine, and ninety-nine
out of every 100 kleptomaniac, are mor
phinist.. This physician, who 1. connected
with one of the principal hospital, and who
has made a study of morphinism, .ay.
that much of the blame for the present
alarming prevalence of the morphine habit
1. due to doctor, who have too readily
prescribed Its employment as a remedial
agent and did not take .ufflclent care to
prevent its subsequent continued use by
In a statement to the Rapid Transit com
mission John B. McDonald, the contractor,
has announced that there remain, lea. than
sixty days of excavating to be done in the
subway. The board hope, to have Christ
mas holidays - this year, and up to th.
present time no possible delay in th open
ing of the tunnel Is foreseen.
Dion L. Burrows, secretary of the board,
said Monday: "There Is no new thing to
say concerning the work of construction
on the tunnel. Mr. McDonnld's announce
ment to the hoard that there remained but
sixty days of excavation work to be done
tends to relieve any uncertainty a. to the
progress of the work on the subway.
"The present plan Is for the opening
of the rapid transit railway late this year.
Mr. McDonald hopes to have the road
ready by Christmas, and there I. no reason
to believe that the opening will be delayed.
The contract calls for the completion of
the subway to about the fall of 1904. So It
will be seen that Mr. McDonald i. many
months ahead of his contract."
A movement has been started In New
York for the purpose of making the de
sertion of one's family a felony in that state
and to insure the enactment of legislation
In other states which will make It an ex
traditable offense. The commissioner of
charities In New York City Is back of the
movement. He ay that this Is one of the
most serious offenses of the present day,
and the punishment is now altogether In
adequate. Fifty per cent of the applica
The gold I so thlok
- . - - u . . &..ir..A . ...I., nr. . v.
' L' Inz aa a solid cold ease,
13 S. BOSS
Tn I'Jatch Gases
Are guaranteed for IS year. For 60 year they have been leeognlsed ';
aa Hi iumI aer vlcaable of all eases. .Don't accept un r cum aald to be
Jual as good "a lb boss, rwj Ak jour Jewalac wnuus lot bowklek
By Thl Mark jf You Know Them.
THE KEYSTONE WATCH
tions for the admission of children to publlo
Institutions, he declnres, are due to the fact
that the little ones have been deserted by
their fathers and left to starve or be a
burden upon the public. Many men, he
nays, think no more of deserting their fami
lies than they do of pitting down to dinner.
In a few days 2.V young men will take
the bar examination, that will slmlt them
to the practice of law in New York City.
The large majority of this number has
been fitted In the different big law schools
In Manhattan. The others will come from
the out-of-town colleges and law schools or
from the office, where they have been
studying and serving clerkships. At pres
ent there are IS.000 lawyer, registered and
at practice In New York City. That Is
about one attorney to every !'X) Inhabitants.
Including men, women and children. With
the S.P00 added the city will have 18,000
attorneys who expect to mnke their living
out of all sorts of litigation.
ALL OVER HIT THE SHOUTIH.
Nomination of President Roosevelt
Next Year Practically Settled.
New York Tribune.
The action of the Pennsylvania repub
lican state convention and the result of the
controversy In Ohio In the withdraw! of
all objections by Senator Hanna to the en
dorsement of President Roosevelt are ac
cepted all over th. country as Insuring the
absolute certainty of the president's nomi
nation next year, barring unforeseen and
Not only Is there no competitor making
on active contest for the prize, which Is the
legitimate object of Mr. Roosevelt', ambi
tion and the natural tribute to be expected
from the people If they ar satisfied with
the discharge of the duties frrced upon
him by the tragic death of President Mo
Klnley, but there Is no apparent chance for
a competitor if he did enre to t?st his
popularity e gainst the. president's. Sixteen
states have already In their state conven
tions declared for his nomination, or will
certalntly do so soon, end they will have
496 vote. In the next national convention,
or more than enough to nominate. Among
them are the most powerful four states In
the union New York, Pennsylvania, Illi
nois, and now Ohio. Massachusetts, Iowa,
Kansas, Connecticut, Washington and sev
eral southern state, are In the same com
pany. Thus Mr. Roosevelt has' nil the sup
port he absolutely needs, and It comes from
every section of the land, north, south,
east and west, manufacturing states and
In addition to these, it is easy to count a
dozen state, more in which there Is no
human probability of an opposition dele
gate. The question may then be considered
settled. The prospects are that the nomi
nation will be unanimous. The political
prophets had best turn to the democracy
a. a field for speculation. There is chance
enough there, and all the guessing will do
no harm and no good.
FLASHES OP FIX.
When I went te work for you," protestod
the salesman, "you .aid I might stay here
as long a. I liked."
"So you my." replied the merchant.
.But aIter neIt week your salary will
top." Chicago Tribune.
"Railroad took off his leg?"
"Yes, and so providential 1"
"That's what. It was the leg with the
rheumatism in it" Atlanta Constitution.
"Unbind our hands!" shouted an advo
cate of woman's rights at a meeting of
suffragists yesterday. Not until we've had
our hair cut Washington Post.
Mr. Wetcellar fof Lonelyvllle) We have
got a green Oerman girl at our house. How
are you fixed at youraT
The Cheerful .-.dlot About the same.
Wave sot a Swede girl who I blue all the
time. New Yark Bun. .,. .
Cltlman I suppose your town !. getting a
bit more-fashionable now? .
Sububbs Yes. Indeed; we used to com
plain of our "chills and fever." but now
everybody refer, to It a. "malaria." Phil
"It must be understood," .aid the vestry
man, who was extremely "low church."
to the new rector, "that the rector here
shall have no surplice"
Gracious!" exclaimed the Rev. Mr.
Newcombe. "how could one have a sur
plus on the salary you offer?" Philadel
"Whose frock I. the prettiest?" .aid she.
Why. yours, of course, my dear," said he.
.Ar..0." Juds" of frocks?" Mid she.
Well. I'm a Judge of girls," .aid he.
Mr.. Knlcker They .ay a fool and hla
money sre soon parted.
Mrs. Bocker It Isn't so. George la a
perfect Idiot, and I can't get a cent out
of him. New York Sun.
"Speaking of lucky number., they are
the ones with the dollar sign before them,
aren t they?" '
"Well, that depend, on whether they rep
resent what Is coming to you or what you
owe." Chicago Post. -
HOW SHE GOT READY.
She dressed up to go out with him,
"Twa. on th topmost floor;
Before the mirror she had posed
A weary hour or more.
At last she started down the .Lairs, .
And he wa. glad, but then.
She tarried on the second floor
To see herself again.
Before another trlrror there
She turned tnd turned and turned.
And took her time and primped a. though
She only was concerned.
She patted bows and touched up tuck
And felt her fluffy hair.
And rearranged her new "flat" hat
With undiminished care.
And then she gathered up her skirt
And fixed them In her hand,
Coquettlshly looked hack once more
Into the mirror, and
Went down another flight of stair
To the reception room,
Where he wa. huddled. Ilk a chunk
Of rainbow colored gloom.
He smiled, a. any husband should.
But managed not to apeak.
And It was well; for he wa. sure
He'd waited there a week.
He rose to go, but ahe advanced
Upon the large pier glass
And back and forth In front of it
Began to pas. and pass.
She started with her hat and hair
And gradually worked down,
Inspecting things, until she reached
The bottom of her gown.
She caught her skirt, again and looked
To see how she'd appear.
And, evidently satisfied.
She said, "I'm ready, dear."
He heaved a sigh (but made It .oft) -'
And headed for the street,
But hearing not the footfall
of her Louis XIV feet.
He turned he staggered and then fell
Against the nearest wall
She was gaslng In the mirror
In the hatrack in the ball!
without Impairing its
Itoa. Case navar wear lAtn.
CASE COMPANY. PhilaoWphla.
ii 1 " r m
Powered by Open ONI