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PARTIES LEAVlgQ FOR SUMMER.
Prtls leaving th city. lo
tk namtr may Tfc B
sent to them regularly , by ,
otlfylag Tne Bee Baelaee
Otoe, la paraom or y Ball,
The avddreee will ehat4
a often dlrd.
Pope Leo's doctors are not the first
doctors to bo fooled by a patient .
A tip to the temporary chairman of
the . republican state convention make
It short. '
.The Omaha Woman's club seems to
find the good( old summer .time as good mer was t0 become a waiter at a aura
as any other old time to manifest Its mer hotel. Some yet do this, but the
activity in the entertainment of its
Just to show that they play so color
favorites, the Kentucky mob has hanged
a white man. Whether this will make
the negro population feel better, 'how-1
.over. Is open to question: ... ' J
The new Pacific cable appears to be
working all right But Just wait until
the emperor of China tries to send the
Chinese minister a telegraphic com muni-
cation In the yellow vernacular.
ine ariermatn or tne Fourth is still
reflected in dispatches telling of delayed
fatalities from toy pistol execution. The
next invention should be a toy pistol
mac win nmsn its joo an at once.
That story about an Iowa man refus
ing a $7,000 appointment as a member'
of the New York board of appraisers
reads aatt it needed verification. Iowa
Las nox been passing Up anything good
If any paving is to be done in Omaha
this year that is not yet under way it
should be expedited at. once without i
further unnecessary delay. The hurry
work of the fag end of the season is al
ways apt to be poor work.
One hundred and seven divnr,...
granted by one judge on the district
ucucu iu ires man nine months la a
pretty fast record. How many clergy
men In Omaha can equal It with their
record of marrlago ceremonies?
Secretary Koot may eventually resign
from the secretaryship of the War de-
partment but If he does he will write
his own resignation without waiting for
the aid or consent of any of the Wash-
ington newspaper correspondents.
in order that the czar may not be
taken by surprise, be Is to be notified
In advance through the American em-
bnssy of President Roosevelt's Intention year. There are many southern demo
to forward the Jewish petition. If this crats who, while prepared o drop dead
is not sufficient to give the czar due issues, are 'strongly opposed . to the
warning a few marked copies of Amerl-
can newspapers might be mailed to his
City Treasurer Hennlngs call for out-
Standing city warrants Is a reminder a great many western democratic re
tbat the city gets the short end of It on organizers. However anxious they may
the interest account of its floating debt be that the pnrty shatl be placed upon
it pays i per rent on us own rmner.
while It receives only 2 per cent on Its
nan Balances. The closer .. the city
treasurer runs to the rash In hand the
less wm d me expense item charged
up to interest. . .
The -disbarment trial, in progress in
Montana against the chief attorney of
one of the big copper mining companlea,
charged with offering the Judge a bribe
of fJ30,000. ought to bring out some
interesting developments, even in a state
that baa received so much' notoriety
from bribery and corruption charges,
iue cmwi rorciDie circumstance mat
stand out In defeuse of the accused is
iuc ion inn iu sum ne is saia to nave
offered as a brtle has so many ciphers
to.lt If .lt were $2,600 instead f
f-'W.OOO.lt WOV14 look more plausible,
trrtcrtvB tnortnn. -Whother
or not tb Russian govern-
mont shall receive the Jewish, petition,
tbe protests of the American, people and
those of other countries 'against the
I Klshlneff massacre and the general
trlUnpnt of j , Ru81,a bve bee
effective In bringing that govern nieut to
i sense of Its obligation to humanity
nd' It im rnaiiohf kft" AvVkAf A will
result in reforms' tbat will materially
Itnnrnva mnrilHnna ". ! tho rilanfltches
" - t .
have already recorded, there have been
800 rre-M.ot person! '.charged with
' , ...
whom vrere remanded for trial in tbe
lower courts and 450 sent; to- a higher
conrt, fifty-three of the latter being in
dicted for manslaughter. It is entirely
safe to say that the Russian authorities
would not have taken such decisive steps
for punishing the perpetrators of the
Klshlneff massacre but for the protests,
unquestionably the most Influential of
whli.h ti-m m that gt th ' A ml1rtl rifwirllrt
. M''tm w r
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Russian officials and newspapers. It
, , . i , .
was the indignant voice of . America that
In regard to the petition from the
Jews 'and others of this, counfry It .has
been decided, after careful, conslderti-
tlon, net. to transmit it unless-the Rus
sian government is willing to recelre It
and our diplomatic representative" has
been Instructed to ascertain the disposi
tion of that government In' the matter.
While tbe unofficial transmission of such
a petition should -cause no offense, still
the course decided npon is doubtless tbe
wiser one and Is said -to be-entirely
satisfactory to those most concerned. It
is expected that ' the Russian govern
ment will decline to receive tbe petition,
but' It is already well Informed regard
ing American public opinion and is
showing respect for it 1 "
COLLK01C MKCt AS NAItrKSTf RS.
The novelty of students in eastern col
leges coming west in considerable num
bers to work in the' harvest fields has
commnnded- widespread attention and
the youug men are being warmly com
mended for their pluck in engaging In
this class of work.. Harvesting calls for
bard and strenuous labor.. Tbe harvest
hand goes to. his task early, and' works
late, putting in frota ten . to fourteen
hours a day, but he Is welt fed on good,
wholesome food ' and , the man who Is
physically able to do the work wiU,.flnd
It healthful and strengthening.
It is remarked that this, willingness on
the part of college men to .take hold of
hard work and to face rough conditions
is a great advance in the college atmos
phere of a dozen or fifteen years ago.
Then the accepted thing for a student
wno wsnea to make money in the sum
innovation now being made will prob-
OUiJ AVTBOr-U 1U IUIU1D UiC UUUiLni UL
waiter students; who must depend
chiefly upon -tips for'theff pechnhtry -re-
ward. ' The harvest fle14 t-yertlnly n
manlier place thari' the summer hotel
dining room and the' student ypho earns
something by - houast- tven 4, though
harder work In the former -must think
better of himself for having, done so,
The college students who have conie
west will return to their studies .with
hardier frames and broader minds.
AH TO DEMOCRATIC HARMOIIT.
gorne democratic organs are able to
persuade themselves that there Is favor
aDie promise of the democracy' har
moulting for next year's campaign and
that if this shall be realized the party
will have a good chance of success.
Thus the Philadelphia Record, which, is
a very earnest advocate, of reorganiza
tion, remarks that' democratic harmony
is progressing ' satlsfadtorHly enough-
much more.so, lri act, 'hkn coilld have
oeen anacipatea.. .year, afto," , ,ri?iat
paper- finds the' democrats of the- south
showing a strong disposition" o drop
dead issues and thinks that'towas late
democratic state .convention , has . given
an earnest of the sentiment that per-
yadeslthe party In the west ' It says
that with the exception ,of an in-
transient nere ana mere trm.aemo-
crats of the 6081 are a,ad PrePared
to turn their backs on' the "past and
grapple with the issues ofHhe living
present . .....
It is true that the movement for re
organizing the democratic party has re-
P11 mme encouragement A' number
of prominent men and Influential news-
P"ner" ,n the south 'are favorable to it
on'1 tnre is a considerable supporting
sentiment for it In , the west But in
neither of these sections is there general
agreement among the supporters of re
I organization as to the form and scope
it should take and anything but harmony
in regard io democratic leadership next
proposition to make Mr, Cleveland again
the standard bearer of the party, or to
place In leadership any one who has
been actively Identified with Cleveland-
Ism. - The same la undoubtedly true of
la different basis, thev ar n.r.n.
opposed to the eastern idea of Cleva-
landlzing it That ' would require the
casting aside practically In its entirety
the Kansas City platform and It is very
doubtful If a. majority of democrats in
the south and wst are now or will
be a year hence prepared to do thla.
The decline of Bryanlsni U unquestlon
able, but It is by no means dead and
In fact has still a much stronger fol-
lowing than the reorganizing element In
the party may be disposed to admit,
Its author has not surrendered and so
far as appears does not propose to and
1 be baa earnest and aggressive bupDort
ers who will be much In evidence,, there
i is gooa reason to bellare. In the next
I national democratic conTenMoh.
The Beeord sees hope for' the'demoo
I nCj la th differapoaa f Htf repabllcaa
ranks. It finds signs of a silent revolt
In the republican party. It is not to be
doubted that there ore some dissatisfied
republicans, but there Is no evidence or
indication that tbe number of such is
large enough to endnnircr the success
of , the party. .The expressions of re
publican 'conventions, such as those of
Ohio and Iowa, unqualifiedly endorsing
the course of the national administra
tion, 'show 1 the general sentiment In the
party,'' which'' as a whole was never
better united or- more harmonious than
at this time. What may happen within
year to change this condition it is
impossible to say, but democratic hope
based upon the possibility of dissension
or revolt in the republican ranks has a
most unpromising outlook. As to demo
cratic harmony, the signs are that the
party will be no nearer to It a year hence
than It Is at present
in TOO ORE AT A RUSH.
Acting on the advice of the city at
torney, Tax Commissioner Fleming an
nounces that he will undertake to Ini
tiate on his own account the new reve
nue law passed by the last legislature
by applying its provisions to the assess
ment to be made by him for the ensuing
year. The principal change which will
be worked by this proceeding on the
part of the tax commissioner will be
with reference to the assessment of per
sonal property, respecting which the
new revenue law is much more inquisi
torial than the present law. Notwith
standing the fact that the first step con
templated by the law makers as prelim
inary to the enforcement of the act con
sists of the organization of the State
Board of Equalization and Assessment
and the promulgation by that board of
schedules for the listing of personal
property, Tax Commissioner Fleming
proposes to anticipate the action of the
state board, which cannot meet until
after his period for the work of mu
nicipal assessment is completed.
With due regard to the legal learning
of Mr. Fleming's advisers, we believe
that his plan puts the cart before the
horse and that by assuming duties
which . are not devolved upon him he
will not only be running the risk of an
Interpretation of the law different from
that put on It by, the state authorities.
but will also place Omaha taxpayers
at a disadvantage as compared with j
those in other parts of the state. The
tax commissioner undertakes to find au
thority for making his own schedules
In that section of the charter which em
powers him ' to provide the necessary
blanks and forms for carrying on the
business of his office, but it seems to us
that this authority refers simply to the
usual ' records which such an - office
would have to have and the forms for
notifying property owners in cases of
their assessment or summoning them
to appear before the assessor or review
Under our separate tax commissioner
system the assessment of personal prop
erty in Omaha has been steadily and
wonderfully Improved and there is no
question but that we have today a more
nearly equitable assessment than ever
before. No harm would come from con
tinuing on the present plan of personal
assessments for another year, so far as
the city taxes are concerned, and by
letting Omaha fall in with the smaller
details of the new revenue law when
it applies to the entire state lather than
to this city alone. If It is a question
which may, without straining the law,
be decided either way, the taxpayers
of Omaha should be given the benefit
of the doubt rather than to chance a
sacrifice of their interests by being in
too great a rush.
We feel It would be wiser to let the
state board wrestle with the formula
tion of assessment, schedules first par
ticularly as there is no assurance that
the example set by the Omaha tax com
missioner will be followed by the state
board later. It Is not too late for Tax
Commissioner Fleming to reconsider his
The confusion created by divided au
thority and divided responsibility in
municipal government Is again . illus
trated by the contention between the
South Omaha police board and the
South Omaha council. Tbe police board,
looking to the governor as its source of
power. Is Imbued with the idea that it
has a right to dictate to the council
which is commissioned by the people
direct what the tax levy shall be for
fire and ' police purposes, or, In other
words, that It has practically independ
ent taxing , powers. Omaha police
boards buve never assumed to have any
such prerogative, but have bowed to the
necessity of, making their expenditures
conform to the appropriations fixed by
the council. For the protection of the
taxpayers it is absolutely essential that
the taxing power be vested in a single
responsible body If the tax rate Is not
to go soaring sky high with each de
partment putting the blame on the.
There la no good reason why the rail
roads should have to be Importuned to
keep the viaducts In repair every time
they get out of condition. The viaducts
save their cost to the railroads every
year In permitting the unobstructed
transit of their trains at full speed to
say nothing of damage suits avoided
for Injury by accident at grade cross
injrs. Under such circumstances the
roads ought to be glad to pay the small
amount required for the maintenance
of these' structures without waiting
even for a second notice from the city
Under the city charter tbe mayor Is
vested with all appointing power sub
ject only to confirmation by the council.
When the' council undertakes to fill po
sitions by concurrent resolution It in
effect reverses the usual mode of pro
cedure and makes an appointment sub
ject to eonflrmation by the mayor. If
the point la raised, there may be a ques
tlm whether tbe council has legal au-
tborlty to employ anyone for the city
by resolution without .the mayor's assent.
The advertisement for supplies for the
commissary division of the military de
partinent'of the Missouri declares that
."preference will be given to articles of
domestic production." Uncle Sain be
lieves in practicing as well as preaching
under the motto, "Patronize home In
dustry." It would be a good idea to
have a similar clause Inserted when
proposals are asked for supplies for
The collapse of the Christian Endeavor
tent at Denver is ald by an experi
enced circus man to be due to defective
pitching. To make sure against the re
petition of such an . accident when the
Christian Endeavorers set up their tent
again they should Join hands with a
good old-fashioned ring show Whose
crew knows how to put up the canvas
and alternate performances on succes
sive days. ,
Nearlnar the Favortt Teat.
The Agricultural department Is to try
th effeots of tobacco on Its squad of hu
nyui specimens. If whisky be added to
this regimen th rush of applicants will
prove a strain to th department.
Unndnlteratea Kerr Foo4a.
Th pur food campaign is on. From
th amount of pur and unadulterated
nerve displayed In many quarters It would
seem that at least on Una of foods nerve
foods ar free from com pounds and adul
teration." Com I as" Goald Merser.
Kansas City Star.
And now the Missouri Pacific, Wabash
and other Gould railroad properties ar to
be welded into on great transcontinental
system, following th example of th Rock
Island and th 'Frisco consolidation. At
th present rat of "merging" It Is only a
question of years until there will b only
on railroad system In America.
Irish Historian Pensioned.
Justin McCarthy's pension of 11,200 from
the conservative British- government would
never have come to him,' perhaps, had he
not always been eo very amiable In his
criticism of political opponents. He treat
ed the enemy with such unfailing affability
In debate,' essay and history that that very
enemy now endows him with government
funds In his old age. Mr. McCarthy, of
course, will accept the pension. Dr. John
son accepted one from the Hanoverian
king after nursing for a lifetime the con
viction that the house of Hanover repre
sented sheer usurpation; and If Tt. John
son could do that, the former leader of th
Irish nationalists can take with thanks an
endowment from a government which con
tains Joseph Chamberlain. , . r-
Expaaelon t Trolley Lines.
Th rapidity with which vast changes are
mad In any line pf tmslnass to meet new
conditions Is Illustrated by th street rail
ways of the country. In 1890 there were
only. 1,262 miles of ,f rack need for electric
oars, while now out of 22.577 miles of track
not 1 per centals used for horse cars. Ca
bles as well as horses have given place to
electric wires. . Thejlflareirse of track since
1890 has been 176 per cent. There are 987
electric street railway, oornpanles and sixty
nine Interurbah systems. This la a new
and rapidly gtdwlnfr 'feature, and Is ex
tending over country roads In a way greatly
to facilitate travel and to enable people to
reside In the country, at a small cost, miles
from, their place of 'business in town or
city. This is a greaf, benefit In many ways,
and the work" has only Just begun. .
CRISIS OF THE SMITHS.'
Too Hash Johnson Threatens Their
New 'Tork 8un.
Know all Smiths by these presents that
they ar not doing their duty; that they
are falling behind in th' rac; that they
are on the path to race suicide. One we
believed In the Smiths. We thought that
the world was theirs. It was a comfort
to feel that wherevtr' you went the Smiths
were at the head of, the poll. Voting lists
were purple with, Smith. Directories
sagged with Smiths. The country ..was safe
and happy under the 'protection 'of the mul
titudinous and oonsteHsted Smiths.
And now wher ar the Smiths? The
manager of the Chicago directory Is a
Smith. He la not the man to let a Smith
escape from his agents. ,.Te his figure
show that there re - 5.988 Johnsons and
only 6,874 Smiths In Chicago.
'The . Smiths ar running a close sec
ond," writes an Inter Ocean reporter, whoa
patronising manner : betrays him as a tri
umphant and sneering Johnson. It has not
been the habit of the Smiths to be second.
Have they lost their long pre-eminence T
Must they decrease and the Johnsons In
Where Is Mowbray? Where Is Plan
tageaet? Nay, what Is store and most ot
all, where is Smith? Will the Smiths yield
without a struggle to the Johnsons? Call
the clan together at Peapack. Th Smiths
must meet the crisis like Smiths.
HOPE OF TUB DOWNTRODDEN.
Eloqnent Words Embodying a Ltion
for Thinking American.
Chicago Inter Ocean.
'I am going to America, for In that
direction lies hope. My great ambition Is
to breathe at least once th fre air with
which Clod has blessed the Amercan people.
In these words, uttered by an unlearned
Russian Jew to John B. Weber, late com
missioner of Immigration at New Tork
and quoted by him in a public address at
Atlantic City Tin Sunday, there abide
lesson for every thinking American.
For some Americans so little realise the
value of their birthright that they will say.
after all, their country Is not so much bet
ter than other countries. Franc, they
will say. Is a republic, and England Is
virtually a democracy, and Germany la
very well governed Indeed, and In the
and soma other countries a man can b
as .fre as In th tTnlted State, and after
all we Americans have not very much to
be proud of that other nations also do not
Tet when those who feel themselves op.
pressed In the lands of their birth look out
over th world to find some country where
a man may stand upon his feet as a man
and b free, they do not turn to Oermany,
or to France, or to England, or even to
brave little Holland or Swltserland, but
to the TTnlted State of America.
With an our failures in making our
country th Ideal of the fathers. It Is still
In the main what the men of 1T7S meant
It to be the refug of th oppressed of
all. the world th light that shines upon
them' that walk In darkness the land
which Ood has blessed with a fre air that
to breath even once Is th ambition of th
poor and lowly th bop of th downtrod
"And the American mho thinks or speaks
otherwise but blackens his own fac with
th sham of him who scoffs at bis birth
right and forgets his mother.
WESTER TKACItrna I HOSTO.
They "Cnt th Mretlnae and Onve
A Boston letter In the New York Herald
tells of some of the dilngs of the teachers
at the Boston conventlim. A noticeable fea
ture of the ratherlrin wns the larjte num
ber of schoolma'ams who rwere there for
"a good time." Thoy "cut" the meetlnus.
didn't buy newspapers nnd reg-arded so
ciety as "chlllyl"
'The western teachers," says th writer,
"started In to have n good time, but be
fore long seemed to get the Idea that they
were being watched by policemen In uni
form and In plain clothes. Several of both
kinds were In evidence, and th westerners
assort that besides being wiitched their
right to be present was questioned In sev
eral Instances. Altogether they seemed to
get the Idea that BoBton society was a
rather "frosty" affair, and not a few pub
licly contrasted It with the heartiness of
the welcome extended by those who had
met them upon their arrival In the city. At
several of these receptions southern women
were surprised to find negroes among the
guests, and they made their visits very
short In consequence. These social events
did not find much favor with the teachers.
At some of them, where ns many ns 300 in
vitations were sent out, not more than a
third of that number responded, and some
of th leading members of the North Shore
colony who had made elaborate prepara
tions for th entertainment ot educationists
were surprised to find that only a few re
sponded. 'Th teaohers went In for a good time in
their own way, and the ocean proved the
biggest attraction for most of them. Months
aa-o. when the .local committee was making
J Its plans, Dr. Eliot suggested that the west
k- .u-n down to Revere beach and
given a bath, and It seemed as If thousands
of them had acted upon the suggestion.
Western schoolma'ams by the hundred took
their first dip In salt water this week, and
seemed to enjoy It. They went In pnrtles
and thev wera bright, breesy, unconven
tlonal parties very different from those
usually seen there, although Rever beach
is anything but a puritanical resort. The
westerners, however, took more kindly to
the camera than Boston girls do.
The teachers were more numerous at tne
amusement resorts than anywnere jiw
even In the most historio spots of Boston
and at all times a woeful lack of male es
corts was noticeable. At the beaches, on
th Charles river, where hundreds or tnem
went eanoelns: every day, there were ai
ways at least six women to one man, and
the escorts wer sadly overworKea. jviai
tora became so desperat at times that on
riw mm lone man would be
hiis-d to oaddre a heavily loaded canoe
with two or three others, all filled with
white shlrt-walsted teachers, in tow.
"The women visitors astonished Boston in
a number of instances, one of the most re
markable sights being on the opening night
of the convention, when Mechanics' hall
was filled out Into the street, something
like 17,000 being Jammed within th walls
and thousands more turned away. After
the first rush, and when the seats were all
filled, about 300 women managed to get
In, and being unable to obtain chairs sat
on th floor In an open space to the right
of th auditorium. Bostonians siooa
aghast. But th most -remarkable thing
about this meeting was the quickness with
which the curiosity of the throng was satis-
fled. Less than an hour after the proceed
lnxs had begun long enough for the visit
ore to get a glimpse of Dr. Eliot and others
they had 'heard so much about' the
speakers were talking to empty seats, and
at times had to pause In their remarks
while hundreds left the hall. This condl
tlon of affairs prevailed most of the week.
While ther were about 80,000 visitors
registered, a meeting at which there wer
2,000 was considered large. It was sight
seeing all ' the time, day and night, and
ther has been so much of It In Boston
sine the Christian Endeavorers were here
about eight years ago. No matter where
on went in Boton there were school
teachers, mostly women. The Charlestown
navyyard, the school ship and the docks
were bright with white shirtwaists; the In
terior of the Bunker Hill monument was
clogged with them half th time; the old
North church had the largest congregations
In a decade, and Copp s hill, the Old
Granary and King's chapel burying grounds
showed more life than they have for years.
The teachers were so busy seeing things
that they did not have time to read about
"Although the Boston papers added more
pages and devoted almost their entire space
to Innumerable and lengthy discourses on
the proper methods of Instructing the young
idea In his different stages of development,
there Is little to show that the visitors were
St all Interested In the display of enter
prise. Circulations failed to boom even in
th vicinity of Copley square. The head
quarters were used principally as a place
to register and make assurance doubly sure
about return tickets.
Admiral Tamamoto of the Japanese navy
has nailed some more fans on his battle
ships and says he is not afraid of Russia.
Though the Delaware peach crop has
been killed only about three times thla
season. It seems that It will really be
E. Q. Vaughan of Richmond, Ind., has
the finest private collection of Continental
currency In the country, and It will bo
exhibited at the St. Louis fair. .
A lieutenant who was "born In Tennes
see and raised in Kentucky ' has been
dismissed from the srmy. It Is possible
to handicap a man too heavily.
Probably the oldest public officer In the
nation Is Judge John Slaughter, Rsslstnnt
to the stat librarian of Wyoming, who
has Just passed his 94th birthday.
A Fourth of July statistician makes out
th casualties of the recent anniversary to
be fifty-two persons killed and 3,665 Injured,
with a property loss by fire of HQO.KX.
Rostand, who was made an "Immortal"
In Paris, recently. Is famous for his fancy
waistcoats, of which he is said to own
over 100. Indeed, French papers talk more
about his varicolored garments than about
his literary work.
Ex-Oovemor Boutwell, Silas Dean and
Hon. Robert T. Davis, the three surviving
members of the Massachusetts convention
of 1S53, have Just held a reunion In Boston
In commemoration of th fiftieth anniver
sary of that famous event In Massachusetts
Th New Jersey Historical society has
elected President Roosevelt a life member.
He is th first president of the United
States to be thus honored, although Vice
President Hohnrt was a life member, and
Mrs. Hobsrt, his widow. Is one of the
honorary vice presidents.
An amusing feature of the reception
given by th Larchmont Tacht club Satur
day evening to Sir Thomas Llpton was the
singing of a song specially written for the
occasion by Clay M. Greene. Th song
was "Tommy Llpton," and was a parody
on Kipling's 'Tommy Atkins." Sir Thomas
enjoyed th clever verses Immensely.
They tell In New Tork Of a man named
King who resides In Europe, visits all the
capitals, knows ell the big wigs. Is at home
on all the bourses and generally keeps
track of whatever is going on In the money
markets. He cables dally to the Standard
Oil company and some of th allied life In
surance companies. His rabies are kept
secret. They sre full of meat. Th trans
actions Of th Rockefellers and a few
others ar based upon his say-so. II r
elvs a salary of 835,000 a year.
HOI Ml A IIOl'T NEW YORK.
nipple on the Torrent of Life In the
There Is one msn In Brooklyn who Is
convinced that Liberty, with a cspltnl U Is
nothing more than Bartholdl's bronse figure
In the harbor. Some time ago he con
cluded thnt as town painting produced a
d irk brown, feeling In the morning h would
ronllne his color scheme to his own house.
le proceeded to put on th paint a bril
liant redand when th Job was done his
neighbors were obliged to draw their blinds
to keep out the glar. In a few days
the locality was ripe for an .Indignation
meeting. The authorities were consulted,
the law department dug Into legal tomes
and the police prepared for a riot call.
Arter some persuasion, as a peace meas
ure the owner of th carmine house was
Induced to ton down the color.
The labor strike which Is about ending
has been the most costly of Its kind In the
history of labor In this country, for the
time It has occupied, when It is considered
that only two boroughs of New Tork City,
Manhattan and the Bronx, were directly
affected by It. Conservative estimates
place th cost of the fifty-one days the
shutdown has lasted up to date ss follows:
Wagps lost by employes TB.000
skilled and 87,000 unskilled men. . .17,889,000
Loss In Interest, prospective profit,
office expenses, etc, to eontrao-
T tor 80.000,000
Loss to worktngmen In other trsdes
through lack of production, owing
to falling off In circulation of
money, principally among win
To this might b added loess to local
grocers, etc., tn Industrial districts, and to
landlords and others. Latterly th shut
down has been followed by a number of
dispossess cases, th list Increasing weatUy
It was evident that a dignified stranger
from the south had com to town for th
first time and was exploring Broadway.
He stole a glancs at the flower girl on th
corner and Jammed his left shoulder Into a
Wall street banker. Both grunted. As he
turned to apologize to the banker a blow
In his side whirled htm around, bringing
him face to face with a young woman who
seemed In a dreadful hurry. H sprang
lightly aside to let her pass and came down
on the toe of a portly Vesey street mer
chant, who soowled viciously, paid no atten
tion to his "I beg youah pahdon, sir," and
hastened on. A long beam on th head of
an Italian swung round, taking the
stranger's silk hat off. His quick stoop to
rescue It suddenly checked the rapid prog
ress ot a member of congress, who swore
softly. Th Impact sent Sir Dignity down
toward the pavement so fast that he put
one hand through the crown of his hat
Gathering In the wreck, he started ' to
straighten up, when the back of his head
caught the chin of the garter man of th
Park bank, putting that worthy's Jaw out
A kind-hearted policeman took charge of
the old gentleman and gave htm some use
ful advice, which he thus Jotted down In his
memorandum book: "To see Broadway:
Push right along as If you are trying to
catsh a train. Look neither to the right nor
left Don't see anybody. Don't try to get
out of anybody's way. Never stop to
apologize, even though you knock a man In
th gutter. Walk straight ahead and he
will think it was his own fault Don't lose
Grisly Jokes ar perpetrated tn th ad
vertising columns of New Tork papers all
the time. Not long ago a Joker Inserted an
advertisement In on of New York's Italian
dallies to the effect thst Paul Dresser, the
hugely adipose composer of popular songs,
among them .fThe Blue and the Gray," de
sired to hsve all the proprietors of street
pianos and barrel organs whose machines
Included The Blue and th Gray" among
their tones to play that tune outside of his
Broadway hotel between 8 and 8 o'clock In
the morning. Th word as to this got up
and down the line among the Italian organ
grinders, and nearly 200 of,, the music ma
chines were lined up and all going at once
outside of the Broadway hotel, and all
around it, on the following morning.. They
were summarily chased by th police, but
many others came on th following morn
ing and set their ear-racking contraptions
to working on The Blue and the Gray,"
and the hotel people had to have policemen
stationed at all avenues of approach to keep
th organ grinders away from th hostelry.
"I chanced to be walking down Liberty
street" said a well-known artist, quoted
by the Times, "when the recent hurricane
scooped his stock of evening pspers from
under a we and wan 8-year-old newsboy's
arm, mad a free distribution of them In
the mud and rain half a Jilock away and
came near serving him In a like manner.
As he fought his way to his feet I heard
him tersely summarize the extent of the
ruin In the remark: 'Dat busts met' and
h heard me laugh. . -
'Turning on m and assuming a sugges
tive Terrible Terry pose, he savagely asked,
Wotyer laffin' at?"
" 'Not at you, my boy,' I hastened to ex
plain, 'and here's a half a dollar to start
you In business again.'
" 'Money talks' with the gamin aa well
as the goldbug, and In this case Its charm
ing eloquence moved Its recipient to re
mark with flattering sincerity, Tou ain't
such a bad guy. after all.' as he scooted In
the direction of Park Row.
"But this was not the last I was des
tined to see of my pigmy purveyor of th
latest news, for, ss I was hustling to reach
the ferry, I heard the quirk patter of pur
suing little feet, and he overtook me to
make the breathless Inquiry, f iv. mister,
does you go by dls way every nlM?'
" 'No. Why do you ask?' snli I.
" 'Coz,' explained he, 'I wants ter give
you a paper every night till 1 square de
"Now," continued the artist, "Is there a
man here who does not feel in his heart a
desire to give such a boy as that a lift to
ward a better life, or who does not believe
that, granted half a show, he would de
velop into an honorable and successful
Ther 1 a barber shop on Thirty-third
street, a little to the west of th Waldorf
Astoria, where the agile operator leans over
and says. "Will you have any moisture on
your hair?" This is one of the reasons
why he charges you 20 cents for a shave.
Down town they say. "Will you hsv It wet
or dry?" and charge you 15 cents.
Control of Binder Twin.
Binder twin does not look to city peo
ple as If It were an article of vast Impor
tance and extensive consumption, but It Is.
The amount of It used In tying up last
year's wheat crop was nearly 100.000 tons,
and this year many think It will run
up to 110,000 or 120.0U) tons. It
was formerly a product of th cordage
makers, and the cornering of binder twine
was the Immediate occasion of the collapse
of the Cordage trust which precipitated th
panlo of ten years ago. Of late years th
manufacturers of harvesting machinery
hav been making binder twin In order
to protect their customers, but th harvester
manufacturers are In a combine them
selves now. ItJ reported that they hav
given large orders for binder twine abroad,
asv their own production Is much leas than
the consumption. This appears to b a
blow at th cordage works th Independent
manufacturers of twine. It Is expected that
twin will be sold to th agents of th com
bination at 10ft cent a pound, while the
ouUlde concerns hav ban getting U and
BOOK PIBLISHRKS' COMBINE.
Pallor of an Attempt to Itegatato
A firm of booksellers In New Tork City
Is endeavoring to enjoin th Publishers' a
soclatlon, which Includes about 88 per cent
Of the American nnd Canadian book pub
lishers. The members nre pledged to sell to
no bookseller not affiliated with them snd
who doe not hind himself to. sell their
books at a fixed net prlc. Th New Tork
firm alleges that because It would hot he n,
party to such an agreement th association
had blacklisted It and forbidden the mem
bers to sell It books. The firm asks for nn
Injunction and for damages.
Th appellate division of tha state ru-
prem court has decided In Its favor. The
eourt holds thst the agreement of the as
sociation Is against publlo policy and Is
void. It says:
"When an article has passed out of th
hands of the manufacturer and has com
Into tha ownership of dealers engaged In
general business, a combination . between
all manufacturers that any dealer who pre
sumed to sell the articles thus manufac
tured at a prlc below that at which tbe
manufacturers had fixed as the retail price
should thereafter be cut off from all oppor
tunity to purchase articles of a similar
character Is a combination which would
tend to restrain th free sal of th artlals
thus manufactured and sold and would
ree train or prevent competition In th prte
of th article. "
Certainly ther can be no effective com
petition in th retail book trad If 98 per
cent of th publishers ar allowed to dictate
prices to booksellers. All who believe that
competition Is aa desirable in books as In
dry goods. Ice, or other commodities of
common us will concur with th opinion
of th court, or rather of th majority rf
th eourt Two of th Judges were opposed
to granting th relief asked for. On of
"I do not se why a seller of property In
respect to which he ha a monopoly (tha
publisher of a oopyrlghted book has a
monopoly) cannot Impose any conditions
aa to Its resale that he sees fit'
The general publlo will not concur with
th Judge. It will not admit that th
manufacturer, even when he has a mo
nopoly, should be allowed to dictate the
price of goods after they hav passed out
of his possession and thus to prevent whole
some competition between th retailers, and
to refus to sell to a retailer who prefers
to manage his business In his own way nnd
cut prices where It seems to his advantage
to do so. The publlo Is much inclined to
believe that ther are many kinds of books
whloh It cannot buy so cheaply as It did
be for th Publish' association was or
ganised, and it win ba pleased If the courts
shall Anally decld that th association Is
Illegal and void.
FLASHES OB KUW.
t.'eTt'1 .M!1, Rlt", to thlnkln he's'smah-
ter dan anybody else," said Unci Eben
you kin look fob. a bran' new set o' ;iahd
luck stories befo' long."-Washlngtoa Bur.
"Jan indignantly denies that her new
shirtwaists are diaphanous "
Deater.1' t0 lhln-"-''levelaji4 Plain
twKpar??' 'Hh 0" f U thlm
"Aw, It's aisy I sticks ma finger In
Dinnls' mouth, an' If he bites I know it s
Molka." Harvard Lampoon.
First Gamin Aw, youse hain't' so warm.
Second Gamin Aw, I hain't seen your
name among de heat prostration lit.
"Of course, we needn't heliev vrythlng
we hear about our friends."
,.!l?'rV.a- Put thank heaven, w can repeat
It!" Brooklyn Life.
Super No. sir, th ghost hasn't walked
for two weeks.
Crttttek I saw the leading man with a
wad today; he must have got bis salary.
Super Oh. yes; he's the star.
Crittlck What you might called a "fixed"
star, eh? Philadelphia ldger.
"What's the matter with Fldo?"
"Oh. isn't It horrid? I gave him to the
laundress to wash and ah starched him."
Teacher (to English Uteratar class) I
have shown vcu how Shakespeare was the
Father of the Drama, and Fielding the
Father of the Novel. Now, can you tell me
who Chaucer was? '
Scholar Yes. sir. Chaucer was 'ho
Father of Dialect New Tork Bun.
"Have you over made any effort to get
"Yes, Indeed," answered Meandering
Mike. "I once got work for free different
members of my family, but none of 'em
would take it." Washington Star.
The ball no question makes of. ayes and
But here or ther as strikes th player
And He. that toss'd you down into the
He knows about It all-Ho knows-Hs
knows. - - ' .
James Barton Adams in Dnvr Post.
My ma an ma's decided by a strictly party
That pa's the durndest Jlner ovr rod a
An' h keeps sayln' she's to blame fur all
him Itnln. fur
flu got the jtnln' habit time that h was
Jlned to her.
H Jined the secret Masons fust, then JJned
the Woodmen's lodge.
Than jlned the Elks, It beln' on he said h
An' then kep' on a Jlnln', glttln' secret fur
Ontll he got a talkln" about Jlnln' in hi
Ma coaxes him to tell her what they do at
lodge o' nights,
An' why thev don t take wlmmen. In this
state of wlmmen's rights.
'N'en pa he'll wink the other eye at me
real sly an' say
A woman couldn't ride th goat, not beln
built that way.
Ma save while he's a Jlnln he art to Jin th
An' labor for a roostln' place up on th
But pa has jlned the Rhrlners now, an' says
he knows that slch
A combination wouldn't Jlne In a successful
Ma had her dander up on night when pa
come home, an' mid
She wouldn't stand fur fairy tales no more,
fur, on the dead,
She thought this jlnln' business was a blind
fur truatin' wives
To let decelvln' husbands lead the wustest
sort o' lives.
Then pa explained th Jlner pash t 'd com
her when he
Would take the Inst sad fatal plunge Into
An' now she's Jes' as patient as a hog stuck
In the mire,
A-waltlng fur the day when he will jlne th
What would you do
the next time you
have a hard cold if
you couldn't get
Ayer's Cherry Pec
toral? Better think
this over., lfi
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