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This la when the Mississippi river
comes In handy to carry off the over
flow. Mark Hanna pushed the button at
Columbus yesterdny and the Ohio state
convention will do the rest today.
Above, all the flood . wreckage Judge
Gordon's salary claim seems to float on
the top as if It were made of cork.
More shipments of gold to Europe are
scheduled In the financial news. Europe
knows where to look when It needs the
Denver has bravely survived Its city
election contest, but it will take several
days to take the bitterness out of its
At the rate it usually sprouts and
ripens, It will not take Nebraska corn
long to catch up If It can only once
get started. .
First round results In six points
apiece for mayor and council, but each
appears to have held out a few cards
for the next deal.
Senator Hanna Is holding an Ohio
state convention of his own, but he will
permit Senator Foraker to act as per
manent chairman. '
Just a little longer and the railroad
time tables will again tell when the
train will come In instead of merely
when it is due. '
These various organizations that have
the temerity . to appoint committees at
this time to arrange for their annual
picnics are deserving of. success In any
mie the mayor and council are
sparring over appointive patronage, the
holdover incumbents .whose successors
have failed of confirmation can keep
still and look happy.
Mayor Moores has started the ball
a rolling for the relief fund for the Kan
sas flood victims. Let all . disposed to
help send their contributions to the
mayor. Every little counts.
In return for his pains Mr. Tulloch
seems to be getting it from all sides.
It is quite evident that when he tried
to spring his poetofflce sensation he bit
off more than he could chew.
It does not make much difference who
pays the expense of the water works
appraisement in the first place. If they
buy the plant, the taxpayers of Omaha
will foot the bill In one form or another.
Sir Thomas LJpton has been through
the mill too often to be frightened off
in advance by lelng told that his yacht
has no chance to lift the cup. He goes
on the theory that no race is ever won
until it Is run.
At one of the group meetings of the
Nebraska State Bankers' association the
serious subject will be up for discus
sion. "Overdrafts and How to Avoid
Them. We . would suggest that this
subject properly belongs before some or
ganisation of bnnk depositors.
President Roosevelt is sure that the
future will put Abraham Lincoln on an
even higher pinnacle than we have put
him. That has been the rase through
all history. It has always taken time
to give the proper perspective to enable
us to appreciate the real greatness of
our great men.
The campaign entertainment given by
Joseph Chamberlain to Jolly up his con
stituent is called a "garden pirty."
American politicians, will, however, con
Uaos to stick to the clam . bake, the
barbecue sud the good old-fashioned
picnic and 1st thess nsw-fangled British
Innovation sverely aloua. ,
THE ortx DOOR POLICT.
Ambassador MeCormlrk. who has Just
returned to this country from 8t. Peters
burg, suys that Russia will undoulitodly
maintain the open door to trade in
Manchuria and his opinion in the matter
is of course entitled to great considera
tion, llecent advices from Peking, how
ever, Indicate that Russia is inflexibly
opposed to having any new doors to
trade opened in Manchuria and that
therefore the efforts of other powers, in
cluding the United States, to have ad
ditional ports for foreign commerce
established in that province by the
Chinese government is likely to fall. If
Russia is really favorable to the open
door policy In Manchuria and honestly
intends to maintain it, if she wants
foreign trade to go there for the develop
ment of the country, ns has been as
serted by the Russian ambassador to the
United States, why does she oppose the
opening of new ports to eucn trade?
Terhaps the true explanation is appre
hension on the part of Russia that if
larger opportunities for trade were given
foreign nations her policy in regard to
Manchuria, which undoubtedly contem
plates absolute domination, might be
interfered with. With existing condi
tions maintained she can probably carry
out this policy, but affording larger op
portunities for the admission of other
foreigners would be wry likely to
strengthen opposition to Russian -' ad
vance and thus embarrass and possibly
defeat the designs of that power. Her
demands for certain concessions China
has refused, on the remonstrance of
other powers, to grant, but the Chinese
government is unwilling to risk compli
cations with Russia by acceding to the
requests of other nations for the opening
of new ports in Manchuria. In this
particular Russian Influence has shown
itself to be supreme at Peking.
There appears to be nothing more for
the powers to do than to continue to in
sist that China shall grant no further
concessions or advantages to Russia in
Manchuria which might be inimical to
other foreign interests. They cannot
reasonably expect China to do anything
likely to involve her in serious complica
tions. Certainly the United States will
go -no farther than to insist upon its
treaty rights, which are ample for the
protection of our interests in China
Under the treaty concluded nearly sixty
years ago, before there was any ap
pen nince of Russian influence in Man
churia, it is provided that citizens of the
United States resorting to China for the
purposes of commerce shall in no case
be subject to other or higher duties than
are or shall be required of the people of
any other nation whatever, and that if
additional advantages and privileges of
whatever description be conceded here
after by China to any other nation, the
United States and the citizens thereof
shall be entitled to a complete,
equal " and ' impartial participation
In the same. Nothing has happened
to impair the force of this obligation.
On the contrary it has rather been
broadened and emphasised by our sub
sequent commercial treaties with China.
Our right, therefore, to equal trade priv
ileges and opportunities In Manchuria Is
not due to Russian favor or concession,
but is distinctly a treaty right, which
our government may properly demand
of China shall be respected. .
. THE HIOHJOMT COMMISSION.
It has been expected that this com
mission would reconvene at some time
during the present year and again take
up the questions awaiting settlement be
tween Canada and the United States.
givlug the subject of reciprocity chief
consideration. It Is now said that the
commission will not reassemble, owing
to a change of attitude on the part of
Canada respecting reciprocity. . This
Change la understood to have been
brought about by the Chamberlain prop
osition for preferential treatment of tb
British colonies under a tariff policy yet
to' be formulated. It seems almost in
credible that the Canadians should take
thus seriously the proposition of the co
lonial secretary, since the policy he ad
vocates Is not likely to be adopted and
In any event cannot be for several years,
still there is probably substantial foun
dation for the statement There is n
very strong imperialistic sentiment in
the Dominion and to this the Chamber
lain program peculiarly appeals. It
holds out a promise of advantage over
the United States which is very pleasing
to a large majority of the Canadian peo
ple. It is safe to say that Mr. Cham
berlaln car rely upon them for hearty
support, if he shall be able to convince
them that his policy would operate to
the Injury of this country. As to the
high Joint commission Its reassembling
would be useless so far as reciprocity is
concerned, but there are other matters
for settlement which would Justify again
calling the commission together. '
RELATIOXS OF SB.SATE AKD HOVSK.
It is said to be the intention of Repre
sentative Cannon and othor house lead
ers in the fifty-eighth congress to nssert
to the fullest the legislative prerogatives
of the house as against the senate. They
are determined, according to report, that
what they regard as the uudue prepon
derance of senate influence in shaping
legislation shall no longer be tolerated
If they can help themselves and they be
lieve they will be in a better position to
accomplish their purpose with Mr. Can
hoh in the speaker's chair than they
have been in a generation, since be will
be chosen to that position without any
senatorial influence. Besides, the 111!
nols leader has always been one of the
most earnest champions of the leglsla
the prerogatives of the house, having In
the closing hours of the lost congress
made a stirring speech in which be de
clared that a small body of senators bad
taken the house by the throat and wa
endeavoring to force that body to enact
legislation which Its members were well
ware was of au improper character and
would take trout U treasury money for
which the government would receive no
There wos a very strong feeling shown
by representatives In the last house In
regard to what was deemed an over
bearing attitude toward that body on
the part of the senate, but the disposi
tion to resent the encroachments of the
upper body was not sutflciently general
to have any effect. The spirit of protest
then manifested, however, may easily
grow in the next house and It appears
that arrangements are being made with
a view to stimulating it. It is unques
tionably the duty of the house to insist
upon and protect its legislative rights
and there Is no doubt that it will have
popular support in doing so. In recent
years the senate has arrogated to Itself
prerogatives the authority for which was
questionable and this tendency will cer
tainly grow if allowed to. The intention
of the house leaders to maintain the
rights of that body is altogether com
THERE MUST BS SOME MISTAKE.
Among the appointments made by
Mayor Moores and confirmed by the
council is that of Paul II. Patton for
the position of city electrician. This
selection is absolutely at variance with
the specific provisions of the charter
prescribing the qualifications of a city
electrician. The charter provision reads
The city electrician shall be a practical
electrical engineer of not less than five
year' actual experlcnoe as superintendent
of electrical construction work or electrlo
light or power station. He shall thor
oughly understand the principles of the
telegraph, telephone and electric light and
power construction. The appointment of
the mayor must be accompanied with an
exhibit of the several works and their
nature which have been supervised by
uch appointee. He shall have charge of
all city electrlo light, telephone and tele
graph lines and plants and the supervision
of all electric appliance with the city, and
hall have power to enforce all rule and
regulations of the city In connection with
their use and construction. He shall In
spect all public electric light of the streets
and other public places and perform such
other duties aa may be required by ordi
nance. Mr. Patton, so far as we can learn,
lacks the essential qualifications for the
performance of the duties of city elec
trician. His electrical engineering ex
perience has been confined to the Inspec
tion of telephone wires and telephone
switch boards. He has had no experi
ence whatever In electric lighting and
has never turned his hand over in any
electric light or electric power work.
Now that the water company has
named its appraiser it may not be diffi
cult for the two to agree on the third, so
that the work of appraisement may be
begun at an early day. Inasmuch as the
Ity knows little or nothing about the
man who will represent it on the ap
praisement board, would it not be well
to extend an Invitation to bin) to present
himself for conference with the water
board, tho mayor and council, so that
we may know to what extent wa can
depend on him to represent the city's
The popular demand that custodians of
public funds shall give the widest pub
licity to their financial transactions has
had a very salutary effect, judging from
the exhibit Just published by State
Treasurer Mortensen, which shows in
detail every dollar of money handled
in the state treasury, in what banks
the public funds are deposited and in
what securities the state now holds
its permanent school fund.
The Board of taucation is next on
the list for a tussle with confirmations.
Ugly rumor has had it for some time
that there are too many incompetent
teachers on the salary roll. Will the
board have the nerve to meet the Issue
or will It, as usual, simply put off the
Deputy Labor Commissioner Bush is
said to be busy preparing for the com
pilation of the biennial report of the
state labor bureau. When Mr, Bush
gets through with that laborious farce
the compilation will bo filed in the
archives for future reference.
Denver polled only about 60 per cent
of its vote In the municipal election Just
held, notwithstanding that the campaign
was one of the most hotly waged in its
local history. The new of woman
suffrage must be wearing off.
If any of the drowned out establish'
ments of the Hool-Btrleken cities are
bent upon seeking a new location, our
Commercial club ought to be able to
offer them a choice of fine, high, dry
and healthy sites in Omaha.
Hataro Sllpa m Cos.
New York Tribune.
Floods In the west and drouth In the
east! Can any one strike a satisfactory
balance by a reaaonable method of adjust
Balance on tbo Rlarht Bid.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
treasury surplus of about 144,000,000 Is
In prospect for the fiscal yeai' ending with
the present month. The war taxes were
abolished last year, but the republican
balance on the right side is stUl entirely
Courage la nn Kmreney.
It 1 pleasing to know that somebody in
the War department ha sense and courage
enough to cut through several yards of red
tape when occasion requires. The oppor-
tunlty to give relief to the flood sufferers
through Judicious us of military store Is
one of theaa occasion.
Sample of Franchise Grafting;.
St. Paul Pioneer Press.
Right In the midst of the prosecutions
now going on In St. Louis, largely growing
out of the dishonest us of corporation
fund to Influence the grant of valuabl
franchise without compensation to the
city, the Terminal association of St. Loula
applies for an extremely valuable addition
to It franchises, and loftily resent any
Idea of payment therefor. The "good ac
crulng to the city" from It enterprise
affect to deem sufficient, without dlvldin
with the municipality any portion of Its
profit. Regardless of moral, and a
purely business proposition, It would seem
as . though, U a city Is to got nothing In
any event from such franchise. It makes
Do difference to the people how much the
"boodlera" fleece the corporation to -which
they are given.
Great Lorrri of Liberty.
Having blown up a bank and killed a
number of Innocent people in order to at
tract the attention of Europe to their
wrongs, the Macedonian announce that
they will now proceed to scatter the In
fection of bubonic plague throughout
Europe for the same purpose. These Mace
donian evidently are great lovers of
Mighty Task of Assimilation.
New Tork Tribune.
Multitude of immigrants are pressing
with constantly Increasing number into
the New York gateway of North America.
Four thousand newcomer passed through
the building on Ellis Island In a day, and
a single vessel has brought 2,900 steerage
passenger across the Atlantic. 1 this re
public likely to become a weary Titan under
the mtglrty task of assimilating all thl ex
traneous material for citizenship?
Prospective Tariff Win.
St. Louis Republic,
Mr. Chamberlain' policy of a retaliatory
tariff war against the United State and
Germany may ultimately lead all the great
power to enter into a mora earnest and
sympathetic study of the merits of reci
procity. Wars of any sort are calamitous,
and the lowering of tariff walla already In
existence would contain more promise of
international benefit and general prosperity
than the upbuilding of new tariff walls for
the sake of revenge.
"Fla-hUn Joe" Ipaaks.
General Joe Wheeler puncture that story
about his having got the eold shoulder at
the recent reunion of hi confederate com
rade In arm down In New Orleans for
having worn hi blue uniform on that occa
sion. The fact is that General Wheeler
didn't wear his blue uniform, but arrayed
himself In the ordinary garments . of a
civilian. So nobody will be compelled either
to criticise General Wheeler for lack of
tact In wearing the blue on an occasion
when gray was the fashion, or to denounce
the southern veterans for turning up their
nose at nothing.
"SPORT OF - KINGS."
Contesting for the America' Cup En
title to the Kane.
Horse racing ha ever been a pastime of
those comparatively, if not absolutely,
rich. The Indian of the plain who could
distinguish themselves in the contests of
their barebacked ponle were the posses
or of animal which the poorer members
of their tribes could not own. The lace
horses of the Arab of the deserts, whether
In Asia or In the northern and northeast
ern part of Africa, have always been
highly valued. They do not belong to men
of ordinary mean. " In more complex and
luxurious societies swift and stanch horses
have been so costly and so monopollxed, aa
a rule, by the rich, that horse racing w
long ago tyled "the sport of kings." It
till bo expensive and o fashionable
among tho wealthy and powerful that the
oia saying naraiy needs explanation- or
But If the use of race horses for glory
or prizes Is sport for men with regal
purses, what shall be said of such yacht
racing as the' struggle' for the America's
cup brings on this year? - If horae racing
Is kingly in its cost- and its pomp, the
favorite sporting venture" of a very rich
British baronet is truly Imperial.
The Llpton squadron, - as It ha been
styled, with good reason,. I leaving British
waters with about 170 men employed. It
carries thousand of dollars' worth of
supplies for the entertainment of the owner
and hi guests. The vessels ' have been
Insured for hundred of thousand of dol
lar. When they reach ' this country they
will be a veritable foreign flotilla, though
welcomed warmly and wholly amicable In
purpose. For many weeks before the In
ternational races the Llpton yacht will
be tried against one another, and msny
thousand of dollars will be spent In pre.
paring the challenger for the America's
cup, bo that every Inch of distance possible
shall be won In the final struggle for the
international championship of the sea.
All of which Ib sport that demands more
than the wealth of many king. It Is pos
Bible only to a few of the richest men of
the times. It makes the proverbial "sport
of kings" seem cheap by comparison. In
ternatlonal yacht racing, for the highest
honors of Great Britain and the United
States, Is what deserve that name better
than any contest with horae.
NOT EAST - TO AGREE.
Task Ahead for the Alnkaa Bonndary
This are a hung Jury," la a sign said to
have been displayed in an Alabama court.
and according to the view of a number of
public men thl same sign might well be
placed over th door of the Alaskan com
mission which la to assemble next Septem
ber In London. With three members from
each side and a contention In which both
parties have displayed a great Interest, It
would be almost a miracle If anything but
a disagreement on a'l disputed point should
be the result. The Canadian have not got
all they want In the present modus Vivendi,
but it la far better than If the commission
should agree to the American contention.
It Is not at all probable that the American
commissioner will make any further con
cessions than were made in the modus of
October 20, ISM. It 1 not likely that one
man" of either side will reach a conclusion
different from his fellow member and vote
against his country, making the necessary
majority for a conclusion, so It would seem
that a practically unanimous agreement
must be reached or none. Shou'd there be
disagreement on all the vital point It
would raise an Interesting question as to
how long the present modus shall last.
Thl Interesting document does not flx any
date for It termination.
"It I hereby agreed." says ttfa modus
vlvendl, "between the governments of the
CnJted States and of Great Britain that the
boundary line between Canada and the
Territory of Alaska In the region about the
head of Lynn Canal shall be-provisionally
fixed a follows, without prejudice to the
claims of either party In the permanent
adjustment of the International boundary."
Then follows a description of the tempor
ary line. The disputed points are "pro
visionally fixed." but who can say for how
long? 'These lines do not prejudice the
contentions of either party In the "l r
manent adjustment" of the boundary, thus
Implying that a permanent adjustment
must be made. Americans In the region
affected did not like the modus, and claimed
that Great Britain got much the best of It.
and that the Canadian line was advanced
far beyond what has always been consid
ered the boundary line by American. Or.
caslonally there hav been complaint from
that quarter, but for th most part the
people seem content to await the "per
manent adjustment" of the dispute. Now
If th present commission does not reach
an agreement the "permanent adjustment"
will be postponed, and the boundary line
will remain "provisionally fixed" by the
modus. If there should be no "permanent
adjustment," would It go on forever? If
not, who would break It? Certainly th
modus Is a very Interesting document.
KXPOKTS Or MAM FACTtMlSS.
Increase la Foretaa Demand Shown
In tha Honoris.
The higit-watcr iwui m our export of
manufaclureu article wa in tuo fiscal
year of 1mm, when Ui value of the good
w cent abroad was In round numbers
434,UOU,0uO. By lDul the total had fallen to
about 4o4,U0u.uuu. Thus tar thl ytar, how
ever, a lignt Inciutme i noticeable,
equivalent to a little lea than 1 per cent
over last year, 'in exports in the month
of April wtre especially good, reaching
bout 140,000,000, and surpassing any other
Ingle month In our history with the ex
ception ot March and May, 1900.
In two line of manufactured article
there ha been a heavy falling off In trade
thl year aa compared with last namely,
In Iron and steel products and In icfined
mineral oil. Our Bales of Iron and steel
have been limited by the heavy demand
for home consumption, while as for the oil
England, China and Japan have greatly
reduced their demand.
Leaving these two Industrie out of ac
count, however, the figures for the ten
months of the fiscal year ending with April
how a gain In exports of manufactures of
about $14,000,000 over the same month last
year, and there are very few Industries
In tha list that do not have their share
Tb foreign demand for agricultural Im
plement has been exceptionally strong.
Canada and Argentina have offered excel
lent markets, while the trade with British
Africa, though comparatively email, has
quadrupled. Manufacturer of Instrument
and apparatus for scientific pupose. under
which heading telephone and telegraph ap
pliances are listed, have also done well,
their exports showing an increase of about
60 per cent. Another good gain Is In tha
trade In manufactured wood, though here
It Is our doors, sashes and blinds that seem
to be In Increasing demand abroad, and
not our furniture.
Our foreign trade In cotton manufactures
show a gain of substantial total, though
of comparatively small percentage. It ap
pears that what little trade In this line
we have with Europe Is decreasing, and
that the heavy trade with China I also
falling off, but that extensions are being
made in other region which much more
than make up for the losses. The gain
has been In the exports of colored cloth
and of wearing apparels, while the exports
ot uncolored cloth have declined.
CHIOH AGAINST UNION.
What Was Savoo for tho Goose Is
Being; Offered to the Gander."
8oclal history In these days Is made fast.
Rere we have employers turning them
selves into unions, like the laborers, and
there we have the courts enjoining the em
ployer from conspiring against union
labor, for all the world like the Injunctions
which have been Issued on the other side.
What has been sauce for the goose Is being
offered to the gander. The rules are being
shuffled up and distributed In opposite di
rections. Meantime, the public looks on
cheerfully and heartily wishes that the
best cause, in each particular ease, may
win. If you are building a house, and two
unions are striking against each other, the
situation is not bo funny, but If you have
no personal Interest you can see all these
details as Incidents In the moat Interesting
development of our era. Bullets and battles
and heavy battalions generally are begin
ning to bore the more reflective minds.
Force has become a "chestnut." The solu.
tlon of human rights by the bayonet is
now approved only when it Is applied to
nations of a civilisation different from our
own. Here In America we want things to
be worked out In th realm of thought.
The courts have been making Important
decisions about the rights of organized
labor, of organised capital, and the people
are thinking Just as hard ns the courts. If
labor throws a brick we regret It, and dis
approve, but not in a self-righteous pas
sion, for we remember that while labor
was throwing the brick, capital was bay
ing a senator, thus breaking a law as Im
portant as the law against violence,
Neither bricks nor bribes are the worthiest
argument, and public opinion condemns
them both. More Interesting, however.
than the faults of the combatants, are the
essential right involved. The solution ' of
them Is of far deeper Import than the con
demnation of either party for Irregularity,
On the surface there t much scolding over
inconvenience and unreason, but under
neath 1 the national desire that Justice be
done, though It cost something to us all.
Prof. Bell think he ha gone a long way
toward solving the flying machine problem.
Here's hoping that he's not "up in the
Robert von Keudell. who recently died,
aged nearly 80. used to be called "Bis
marck's right hand," and he wa wont to
say that he and Bucher were the busiest
men In the Department of the Exterior. He
wa noted for his musical talent, and often
played for Bismarck. HI memory wa bo
good that he could play the piano for hours
James Hnzen Hyde, vice president anil
chief stockholder In a New Tork life In
surance society, is said to be rlated for Iho
position of ambassador to France. Mr.
Hyde ha devoted a great deal of time to
training himself for the pla.'e named. Hi
warmest friend abroad !s Prsident Loulmt
and he Is perhap better known amon
Parisians than liny oth?r American.
Dr. Alexander Graham B-1l, the telephone
Inventor, denl'-s that he Is polng to enter
the airship competition c the St. Louis
exposition. Dr. Bell says that while he ha
achieved - some remarkable result with
kite they will not be In any sense living
machines for some time to come. At aome
future day developments may Induce him
to make an Independent aerial appai-ntu.
With the death last week of "Old Cari
bou Brown" there passed sway one of the
most picturesque character In all the fron
tier history of the great southwest. Henry
F. Brown, famed in sporting circle of the
southwest under the sobriquet of "Caribou
Brown," wa for a quarter of a century
one of th notable figure In the rambling
circles of that part of the country. He riled
at the age of 87. "Caribou Brown" wa a
native of County Limerick. Ireland, vnd in
hi early manhood followed the aea a cap
tain of a merchantman. Brown for quar
ter of a century made hi various home
at Tucson, Tombstone, Preacott and Phoe
nix. He made and lost a doxen fortunes
over th gambling table, but throughout hi
checkered career he maintained tha name
of being honest. He died at Tucson, Art.
Joseph B. Greenhut of Chicago, whs I
about to go to Europe for the purpose cf
studying the condition pertaining to the
Jew In Russia, and who will report Ills
finding to the International Hebrew com
mittee, I known In the west a a wealthy
capitalist. Mr. Greenhut wa born at thi
military post of Telnlts, Austria, on Feb
ruary. IS. IMS, and went to Chicago Khan
he wa year old. In response to Lin
coin's first call for volunteer he enlisted
a a private in the Twelfth Illinois reel
ment. and at the battle of Fort Donelsou
waa seriously wounded. He waa trncmbly
discharged and returned to Cnlcago, but
six month later recruited a company cf
Infantry, of which he waa elected captain.
and which wa assigned to na Eighty-second
Illinois, with the army of the Potomac
Mr. Greenhut returned to Chicago and
turned bis attention to mercantile puisults
ROIKD AllOt T NEW TORK.
Ripples on tho t nrrent of Life in tho
Gossip In New Tork I busy with th
domeatlo affair of the young ducheas ot
Marlborough, formerly Coneuela Vanderbllt.
In circles where Bhe hone before captur
ing a coronet the rumor I current that sh
will return to her native land this Bummer
and will never return to England. Strength
I given to the rumor by the stoppage of im
provement In the Marlborough town hou
In London. The duke Is Bald to be tired of
his conjugal fetters. Th ducal estate ha
been rescued from bankruptcy and put In
first-class order by Vanderbllt money, and
the financial charm which attract de
generate nobility to American heiresses
have In thi Instance largely passed away.
In fact. It I Bald, what little heart ths
duke has belongs tq another. The discord
of the family In year past are matter of
International knowledge, and they hav not
Improved much since the duke's fathar-ln-
law, William K. Vanderbllt. took him by
the throat In a club room and was about to
"mop the floor with him" when trie ids
Interfered. There are no husbands like I
American husbands and no place like home
for American heiresses.
The celebration of the JOOth anniversary
of the settlement of New Tork has brought
out some curious facts connected with th
early history of th city. On of these re
lates to the sharp practice of Aaron Burr
In obtaining a bank charter In 1799. At that
time Alexander Hamilton and Burr war
professional and political rivals In New
Tork, one as a leader of the federal and
the other of the democratic party. As sec
retory of the treasury under Washington
and organiser of the Treasury department.
Hamilton had much prestige aa a financier,
and he and some of his federalist friend
had organised the Bank of New Tork.
To head off his rival on that 11ns Burr de
termined to organise a bank also, but th
question wa how to obtain a charter with
out attracting publlo attention. To accom
plish thl Burr and hi friend went before
th New Tork legislature with a bill for the
establishment of the Manhattan water
works. Ths bill waa passed and signed by
the governor, and six months later the
Bank of the Manhattan Company was
opened. When Hamilton and friends began
to Investigate the question of th bank's
charter they found that the water works
bill contained a clause providing "that it
shall be lawful for the Bald company to
employ all such surplus capital as may
belong or accrue to the said company In
the purchase of publio or other stocks, or
in other money transactions or operations
not inconsistent with th constitution and
laws of this state or of the United States,
for tho sol benefit of said company." That
settled the charter question, and the Man
hattan bank has continued In business from
that time to the present. A outious feature
of the case Is that the company has always
felt obliged under Its charter to maintain
the semblance of a water works plant This
plant consists of a three-story brick buljd
lng within the old city limits, containing a
pump and reservoir. This pump Is run by
a "donkey" engine, and th reservoir, of
Iron, is between fifteen and twenty feet
deep by about thirty-five feet in diameter.
The pump la worked twice a week and
throws water from a well Into th reser
voir. A remarkable Instanos of conjugal affec
tion was revealed last Sunday when at th
coroner's office letters of Mrs. Goldstein
Garllng, who committed suicide a few
days ago, were' opened. Early last month
her husband died of a contagious disease
on North Brother Island, and in tho letter
read today Mr. Garllng told her friend
that she had promised her husband that
Bhe vould take her life If he did not re
cover. She told pathetically of the suffer
ing she had endured since her husband's
death. "He lived for me," she wrote, "and
I will die for him. Two hearts cannot bo
separated by death, and I am now going to
Join my husband." In her will Mrs. Gar
llng said she wanted all of her friends to
come to her house after the funeral and
divide the furniture among them to keep as
remembrances of her and her husband.
This Is what a prominent New Tork hat
ter "has to say: "Of course, we notice no
Interest In Panamas, although this decreas
ing demand is not unexpected. Panamas
were killed by cheap Imitations, and the
only alternative In summer headgear 1b the
ordinary straw hat. There are some In
dividuals who will wear expensive Pana
mas, especially In the country, but In town
they will be few and far between. We are
not advising the purchase of Panamas.
'Sennet' straw, .a smooth coarse braid. Is
the proper thing." Another hatter mad
this statement: "Panama are down and
out and will never be In fashion again.
Too many men have a $30 hat In thetr clos
ets and no chance of using It. There are
some Panamas in the street, but they are
last year's product, and I wouldn't allow
one of these hats to leave my store before
saying definitely thnt Panamas are out of
date aa hopelessly a cocked hats. The
'sennet' straw hat is the thing and is ten
times cheaper than a Panama."
John Wsnamaker Is to have a 13.000,000
store on Broadway, between Eighth and
Ninth streets. The structure 7111 be four
teen stories In hetsht, rising 717 feet above
the curb level, fronting on Broadway 18S
feet 2 Inches. 187 feet 10 Inches on Fourth
nventio, feet on Ninth street and S39
feet on Elffhth street. On the second floor
there will be a large music hall for the
entertainment of visitors. The facades will
be Bedford stone for the flrst three stories
and ornamental terra cotta for the eleven
upper stories. There will be exterior Are
escapes of ornamental Iron. All the eleva
tors will be of fireproof construction and
there 1b to be Installed a complete fire
According to the New Tork Press one of
the richest business men In that city never
allows himself to work more than five hours
a dny. In hi youth he worked eighteen
hours. Hi almost constant companion for
twenty year, and for a while hi business
associate, has kept up the elghteen-hour
habit. He I a rich a his friend, hut ha
not the faculty of enjoying anything be
sides work. At 60 he plods quite as hard
aa he did at M. Result he Is a narrow
minded bigot with chronic Indigestion. The
five-hour man Is brosd-gsuged, happy,
healthy. He accomplishes mere In five hours
than the other does In eighteen.
A tower 750 feet high, about 200 feet
Mjrhor than Washington monument. I
nlnnned for th termlnsl of th New Tork
Central railroad st . Forty-second street.
The shaft will be lAWIM feet at It base,
and a clock with a dial twenty-seven feet
across Is proposed for the left, and a power
ful beacon light may be placed at the top
of the structure.
FORMFR SENATOR IN TROUBLE
Mel.nnrln af Sooth Carolina May
Hav to Pay Note
NEW YORK, June 1 Former United
State Senator John I McLaurln of South
Carolina Is concerned In a controversy over
a note for tV.Pon which, made by him on
April ?1. was payable In one month at th
Mercantile National bank. New York. It
waa not paid at maturity.
The note wa presented to th Guardian
Trust company by former Senator Me
Lauiia and th money paid. In aa affl-
davit Mr. McLaurln says he paid the
money to Frank A. Umstead of Worcester,
Ma., the endorser.
Deputy Sheriff Cronln ha received an
attachment against Umstead In favor of
the holder of the protested note.
A certificate for 16.809 share of stock of
the Brunswick Birmingham railway of
Gnnrgla was attached.
The former senator Is quoted aa having
said that a large sum of hi money and
that of hi friends may be Involved.
Miles How did Do Jones get to be such
a confirmed woman hater?
Giles oh, he was a floor walker In a dry
good tore for seven year. Chicago New.
Nell I she a society woman?
Belle Yes, Indeed. She belongs to no
less than eighteen societies for the sup
pression of as many things. Philadelphia
Mr. Dick I saw something today that
made my hair stand up on end.
Mrs. Dick What waa It?
Mr. Dick A comb.
Connies whenever 1 you you are
reading a novel. Tou don't mean to say
you r nmemher all of them?
Short Dear me, no: Its because I don t
remembor them I like to read them.
"Great divinities!" exclaimed the shade of
Nero, watching the automobile rsce. "Could
I have had a bunch of them what sights
of royal carnage the arena would have
seen!' Chicago Tribune.
Daughter I'm so rled you haven't athat
horrid dyspepsia tonight father, dear.
ratner ye, bo rood or vou to take uch
an Interest In your poor old father.
uaurnter i ao hate to see vou in a baa
humor. By the way. I think George er
that la, Mr. Tlmmld. will speak to you to
night. Philadelphia Press.
Te Why didn't you speak to her? Bhe
met yon with a smile of reconciliation on
Jess Tea. her fsre was what yon might
call "reconciled," wasn't It?
Jons Yes. that mean "made up," you
know. Philadelphia Press.
"So you have decided to get another phy
"I have." answered MY. Cumrox. "The
Idea of his prescribing flaxseed tea and
mustard plasters for people as rich aa we
am" Washington Star.
"What kind of breskfnst food hav vou?"
Innu'red the New Yorker in the Boston
"Wa have pumpkin, custard, apple and
meringue pie," replied the waiter, care
fully adjusting his glasses. Tonkers States
man. "Why don't you make a plain, straight
forward statement about whether or not
youmesn to be a candidate?"
"What's the use?" answered the prudent
politician. "Just at present th only thins;
that's keeping me before the public la the
doubt on that question." Washington Star.
"GIVE ME OLO MrSIC."
Mrs. B. L. Parmalee In Rochester Times.
Give me old music, for my spirit faints
For some strong spell to touch fond
For some sweet song of old. whose magic
With brilliant hues the shades which
Give me old musio, that whljh thrilled the
When youth's warm hopes and sunny
skies were mine.
Ere disappointment pierced me with its
And friendship knew no flight or love
Give me old music, that to which the dead
In years long past have listened to and
Oh, with their presenc can our love hav
That memory basks not In th visions
Give roe old musio, for th world's chill
Hath cast Its fetters on my drooping
And childhood's freshness flees at Its com-
mand, " -
And cold suspicions like a torrent roll.
Forglv me, that I may not lova thy lay;
The past with musio Is so sweetly
That round each song of old such raptures
As touch tha heartstrings with a power
Oh. when ths world grows dark and hopes
And the heart sickens In the glare of
Hew soms old strata wakes up the latent
And calls our freshness from Its swift
In the far spirit land shall all be new;
No sound, no strain, to whisper of the
Must we blest memory's hallowed power
How tasteless, then, ths Joys around
Give me old musio, for the cottar door
Bound which In thoughtless Infancy I
At Its oommand, stands open as before;
Within the lute on which my grand
And hush that strain It echoes In my
Whence comes it with Its mighty power
to quell -Th
fearful thoughts which into being
With strength too deep for human
words to telL
Whence oomsa it on ths wild wind's
Doth darkness nurse it In Its secret
Bay, is It mightier than the conqueror
Or fragile as ths bright, sweat, sum
I know not aak not since beneath Its
My weary spirit finds a calm repos.
To Its pur shrine my lowly gifts I bring,
And court the peace It breath around
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