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Tiro Omaha Daily Bee.
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We draw the line at April weather In
To the weather man Isn't the water
pretty near squeezed out?
The Grand Army of 1861-65 Is proba-
bly making its last march across the
Perhaps General Miles will feel better
In knowing that Secretary Root will
. follow, him shortly Into retirement.
Senator Tillman ought to have no dif-
, faulty In. getting new. railway passes,
even if the finder of his lost bunch falls
to return them.
Now if it were only a convention of
candidates for sheriff instead of a con
vention of sheriffs there would be no
need of postponing a session because of
The chief consolation about plastering
the city with thirty-year bonds is that
few of us are likely to be here when
they mature to worry about raising the
money to pay them off.
There is not much betting on the big
pugilistic mill at San Francisco. Peo
ple find the stock exchange equally ex
citing and holding out better prospects
for losing their money.
Colonel William It, Hearst should get
the endorsement of Colonel William J.
Bryan before starting out to corrall en
dorsements of labor organizations for
his presidential aspirations.
The railroads now want to adopt uni
form freight classifications all over the
country. Making the classification uni
form will, of course, bo a good excuse
for giving the rates another boost.
Bt. Louis is gradually gathering in al
most all the big conventions of national
organizations for the World's fnlr year,
but we presume other cities will be al
lowed to comiete again after 1904.
The outlook for street repairs and
new pavements is growing better and
It is to be hoped that no further ob
structions will be placed In the way by
Injunctions and counter injunctions.
As soon as the local Bryanlte organ
found, that the Chicago Chronicle wa
sticking pins into the Folk boom for
governor of Missouri it immediately
rushed in as a Folk champion. Watch
the Chronicle and see the World Ilerald
take the other end.
Tammany is hunting for an eligible
candidate for mayor to run against
Mayor Beth Low. Strange to say fealty
to the Kansas City platform which Boss
Croker helped to inflict on the democ
racy seems to cut no figure whatever In
the qualifications exacted.
Perhaps it will be necessary yet to
open schools to give instructions how
tne new republican primary system
works. It seems tho candidates 'cannot
get the scheme through their, heads, but
then the candidates are doubtless more
obtuse than the common voter.
It is foreshadowed from Washington
that the re-establishmeut of the army
canteen is to bo recommended in the re
ports of the military officers and depart
ment beads. The Woman's Christian
Temperance union will proceed to put
on their war bonnets and get out their
paint without waiting for further notice.
bussia is THE PACiriC I
General Miles said in a conversation I
while in this city that "Russia is cer-
tain to dominate the Asiatic coast' of
the Pacific, Just as we dominate the
American coast." That such is the aim
of Russia's eastern policy is not to be
doubted, but whether she can attain the
coveted position against the powerful
opposition that confronts her appears to
be very questionable. A writer in one
of the current magazines points out that
it was in the early nineties that Rus-1
slan policy began to turn eastward. It
was manifested in the project of bind-
Ing together her vast eastern and west-
ern empires by a great Intercontinental
railway connecting Moscow with Vlad-
ivostock. It had been intended to take Surely the county board has been llb
the railway only to the Chinese frontier, eral enough in its appropriations for the
but later it was determined to extend
It into Manchuria and then came the
seizure of Tort Arthur and the arrapgo-
nient with China for carrying through
the railway from Moscow to the long-
desired back door of Russia. "From a
European power," says this writer,
with a great army and a defensive
nnvy, Russia became a power in the far
enet with a base for her fleet and a
Jumping off place for any further enter-
prises. Then came the pretext offered
by the Boxer troubles of tightening the
Russian hold on Manchuria, nominally Btai canais to i,uw-ton Darge capac
for the protection of its railway, and Hy "n Ue project would involve an
the sequel is sufficiently well known." expenditure of over $100,000,000 it is
The writer quoted accepts the current
view that Manchuria is absolutely dora- " puonc attention, mere is strong op
inated by Russia and that she is onjy Position to it particularly on the part
waiting for a plausible excuse to re-
pudlate her pledges in regard to its mill-
tary evacuation and to complete her
work by the final and avowed seizure
of the three provinces to the exclusion thln possible to persuade the farmers
of the commerce of other powers, no nt not only would their taxes be ma
evidently believes that she will be able terially. increased to meet the payment
to accomplish this, remarking that
while ten years ago, as a naval power
in far eastern waters, Russia was an
inconsiderable factor and the British
squadron had no serious rival, today
no fleet, if even the British and Japan-
ese squadrons in the far east combined,
equals hers and he reaches the con-
elusion that It is on this foundation of
a great fleet that the policy of Russia
rests. It is a fact that Russian naval
power in the far east has been greatly
increased within the last few years and
is now quite formidable, but it is doubt-
ful if its strength equals that of the
combined British and Japanese naval
power in that quarter. through the state, but would conduce to
The important matter of interest for the industrial development of the In
the United States, however, relates to terior, which would be of great nrn
the effect upon this country of tho dom- terlal advantage to the agricultural pro
lnation by Russia of the Asiatic coast ducers. The practical arguments In
of the Pacific. General Miles said that support of the proposed canal enlnrge
in the event of war growing out of the ment are very strong and ought to as
complicatlous due to Russian and other sure the success of the project but it is
European maneuvers in China and Ja- more than likely that the railroad tn
pan. our position in the Philippines fluence will defeat the proposition. Tho
forces us to take part This view has time will come, however, when New
been expressed by others and is cer- York will have to enlarge her canals In
talnly given great weight by so dlstln- order to hold her commerce and that
gulshed a military authority as General time will be in the not very remote
Miles, yet it Is not to be regarded as future.
conclusive. It is conceivable .that this
country might become involved in com- barren Sanford Stone, for many
plications growing out of Russian pol- years a locomotive engineer on the
lev in the far east, but It is unlikely ex- Rock Island system, has been, appointed
I cept in the most improbable event of
Russla assuming a course menacing to
our possessions there. It Is reasonable
to assume that Russia is as anxious to
maintain friendly relations with this
country as the United States Is to bo
on good terms with her and that conse-
qiiently Russia will do nothing to
menace the American possessions in the
IMITATIHQ BEIT JERStt.
Massachusetts has a new corporation
law, passed by the last legislature. It a more lucrative Job than the presl
wlll be the leading issue in this year's dency of1 the Union Pacific. .
campaign in that state. Speaking of it i
Congressman Thayer said it has placed
Massachusetts on a pat with New Jer-lthe
sey and other states where all kinds of
wildcat corporations are created. Here-1
after, he declared, there is no necessity
for schemers and capitalists . to go to
other states to get corporations made up
of so-called watered stock. It can be
done in Massachusetts. "Our state seal
used to be worth something," said Mr.
Thayer, "when it went on to a certlfl-1
cate of Incorporation. Now it is worth
practically nothing. We have robbed
the seal of its value and it stands on a
par with the New Jersey seal. The
people of the state have been robbed of
the protection heretofore held out to
them. There is practically no protec-1
tlon for the man with a few hundred I The demand of the postal clerks' con
dollars who desires to Invest it in some I vention at Kansas City for better built
This arraignment gives some idea of
the law, which certainly reflects no
credit upon the legislature which en-
acted It It has been generally under-
stood that the old corporation law of
Massachusetts was an excellent one,
particularly in the matter of protecting
Investors and safeguarding the public!
against wildcat corporations. Perhsps I
some modification of it was desirable,
but It is unfortunate that Massachusetts
should have followed the example of
New Jersey, however profitable in the
matter of revenue her doing so may
THE jail AKD THE POO nuVSB.
A few weeks ago a man who flred a
revolver at another and did not kill or
maim him was sentenced to a two
monuis term in tne county Jail, bhortiy
after he had been in JaU the man with
the defective aim became sick and by
the Intervention of friends on the out
sine succeeded in convincing the county
physician that Involuntary confinement
in Jail had impaired his health to an ex-
tent that made serving out the sentence
a serious menace to his life. W 1th this
certincate or disability tne cuipnt man-
aged to exchange his boarding house,
adjoining tne court bouse, lor the
county poor farm. After a week s stay
in the poor farm he sent for one of his
friends and begged him for the Lord's!
sake to get him back to JalL "The I
county Jail," said he, "is so much
cleaner and the grub so much more
palatable that I would rather star a
month in Jail than bo In the poor farm
twenty - four hours."
This is not a figment from the Imsgt-
nation, but a sketch from real life,
While the certificate of the Jnll bird
speaks highly for the salubrity and
cleaiJlness of the county prison and
county prison fare, it is a lamentable
commentary on the wretched condition
of the so-called county Irrflrmary. The
question naturally suggests itself, Why
should not that institution be cleaner
and better kept than the county Jail and
why should not its inmates be better
fed than the inmates of the county Jail?
Why should the unfortunate poor be
subjected to greater discomfort than the
Inmates of a prison?
infirmary and no excuse can possibly be
presented for failure to keep that lnsti-
tutlon as cleanly as a privnte hospital,
nd the food given out to men and
women who are sheltered there nt the
expense or tne county as gooa as is tue
food dealt out to the men and women
WD0 ept n involuntary connne-
nient for criminal conduct
w Rirs cahal QUtaTloa.
, Th People of New York will rote this
Pn proposition to enlarge the
naturauy tne most prominent matter
or tne farmers and as now indicated this
element will vote almost solidly against
h project It Is needless to say that
railroad interest is doing every-
fr the proposed improvement, but that
they would derive no benefit from it,
nd arguments of this sort are very
effective with a class naturally sensl-
tlve In regard to increased taxes, un-
less there is very positive assurance of
It is perhaps to little purpose to point
out, as the New York Journal of Com-
merce does, that the taxes of the farin-
era would be raised very little, if any
it all, or to explain that the proposed
barge canal would be very much to
their advantage. As that paper says, the
enlargement of the canals would not
only Insure cheaper transportation
srand chief of the Brotherhood of Ix-
comouve engineers, ir tne new grand
ch,ef ,s a thrifty and forehanded as his
predecessor ne win soon De roiling lu
oer or alfalfa and become a social
llon mong the nabobs of Cleveland like
the late Chief Arthur, who acquired a
palatial mansion on Euclid avenue
valued at over $50,000 and accumulated.
Irore 1111111 ioo,ooo of gilt-edged securl-
ties before he passed away. Apparently
the position of grand chief of the Broth-
erhood has for a number of years been
There can be no serious objection to
invitation extended by the council
to all whom it may concern to submit
proposals for street lighting, but It Is n
serious question whether the council
I would be Justified in entering into a
I ten-year contract with the electric llght-
ing company before it has submitted to
the people of Omaha an ordinance pro-
I vldlng for a municipal electric lighting
plant When the people after full dis-
cusslon reach the conclusion that mu
nlcipal ownership is not desirable and
put their conclusions on record through
the ballot box, the council will be nt
liberty to make the best long time con-
tract that it can negotiate.
I mall cars, constructed to afford reason
able protection to their occupants lu the
I event of wreck or collision. Is a reason
able demand. The railway mall clerks
are exposed to Bpeclal risk all the time
they are on duty end It is owed. to them
I to reduce the hazards as much as pos
I slble. The governrunxt could easily
force the railroads to provide better
postal facilities by importing conditions
j in the mail carrying contracts,
i.i i '
J Great Britain is figuring on restrictive
! Immigration legislation along similar
I Unt to our American Immigration laws
I with a view to keeping out undesirable
aliens. Great Britain has been second
onjj to the United States In extending
free weioome to immigrants from abroad
and hag oniy attracted fewer immigrants
because it has less to offer in the wnv
0 undeveloped resources. The best lm
migration from Europe, however, will
continue to head for America
rrith a trifle over $2GO,000 In tho city
depositories the financial condition of
Omaha is not as distressing as it lias
I been represented In certain quarters
I while some funds appear to be ex
bausted, there Is still enough lubri
eating material left to keep the wheel
0( government In motion for a few
I months longer.
The petition for the suppression of
disorderly resorts and tenements in the
I Immediate neighborhood of the new
I market house before that structure Is
I opened for traffic is timely and the
prayer of the petitioners should by all
means be granted by the police board
A Chaaare et Tea Isggested.
New York Tribune.
Colonel William J. Bryan has been ap
pointed one tpf Nebraska's sixty-two dele
gates to the National Farmers' conrress
to be held next month at Niagara Falls.
Here's hoping we shall hear more of
blooded helfera than of "bunco steerers"
at that gathering.
Strong; and Timely Wore' a,
President Roosevelt's somewhat lengthy
expression of his views on the subject of
mobocracy Is well-timed, and In this case
he Is the voice of the best of the American
people. But It will take something even
more vigorous than strong words to stem
this turbulent current that threatens the
majesty of the law and the peace of the
American Machinery in Rnaela.
If by selling millions worth of machinery
to Russian millers we enable them to In
crease their output so that we shall com
pletely lose our flour trade with that coun
try, it does not look as If the transaction
waa going to result In the greatest good
to the greatest number of Americana. But
If we can make Russia's milling machinery
we will gain In that direction.
A "Loyalist" Warning- to Cheat.
The alarmed "loyalists" of Ontario may
quiet themselves In the matter of the statue
to George Washington in a London cathe
dral. The suggestion. It Is explained, came
from Embassador Choate in one of his
after-dinner speeches and Choate Is a devil
of a Joker, you know. A word of warn
ing, however, to Mr. Choate may be In
order. He must look out that his humor
does not shake the foundations of the Brit
ish empire. - .
Rich Field tor Reform.
San Francisco Call.
What a wonderfully rich field the officers
of the federal government have opened, to
themselves In their decision to cut down
useless expenses of governmental opera
tions In the Philippines. It the plan to
prune expenditures be carried out hon
estly and thoroughly the coot of owning
our Insular possessions will be so small
that we may learn even to forget that we
have them at all on the revised map ot the
American Notions In Cuba.
Philadelphia Record. . ,
The Cuban land owners who have raised
the price of their acres lying In the zones
to be leased to the United States for the
establishment of naval stations cannot be
accused of hostility to this country. The
greed of money manifests itself right here
at home when a site Is desired for any
federal, state or local institution. By i the
argument applied to the Cubans, the Amer
ican owners of land wanted for publlo pur
poses would be enemies of the Union or
their city or state.
"Foraging on the Enemy."
The country Is laughing at Senator Till
man of South Carolina on account of the
loss of a batch of railroad passes, it being
thought strange that he would accept such
favors from corporations of which he Is
known as the relentless foe. He excuses
himself by saying that It Is the custom
for all publio men to accept passes, "and
most of us are slaves to custom." How
ever, there are several very laudable cus
toms to which Senator Tillman has never
given In his adhesloa.
Injurious Shortage ot Care.
Shortage of cars In the Pittsburg district
i responsible for , the idleness of . about
12,000 miners. The car conditions are said
to be worse than at any time last year,
and it Is predicted that by next month
the shortage will be so severe that the
consequent freight congestion cannot be
relieved for months. That Is an alarming
prospect, with the winter and its storms
approaching. Apparently it Is Impossible
for the railroad companies to build or buy
enough cars for the traffic.
PERHICIOUS Ditto HABIT.
Destructive Effects of Various Brands
We frequently pride ourselves on the fact
that drunkenness is decreasing among us
that the use of alcohollo liquors, malted
and spirituous is, perhaps, more widely dif
fused but is less extreme In Individual
cases, generally speaking.
But It would seem that It Is only a ease
of one evil superseding another. The new
peril is the Indulgence of the use of
sedatives, which Is certainly on the In
We speak of taking a little bromide or
phcnacetlne for the relief of a fit of nerves
or a headache with a gllbnesa which Is
the result of familiar association. We are
apparently utterly unconscious of the truth
that we are in constant danger or gliding
Innocently Into the drug habit.
We live continually at concert pitch, to
step back or even to step more slowly
than the man who walks beside Is to fall
hopelessly behind In the modern race for
first place, so nerves, mind and body are
kept constantly on the rack. The response
of the organism becomes after a time so
weak that it must needs be stimulated by
artificial means and this Is the condition
where the taking of sedatives Is most
In the years which have elapsed between.
we will say, isou ana uw, omum inrai
cancer and nervous diseases show the most
rapid rate of increase, and the latter phase
of affairs presupposes the Increased use of
There is much to be said In regard to
the use of drugs, en the question of
heredity. Medical authorities tell us also
that neurotic persona are apt to become
victims of the drug habit, but In the
main the causes for beginning of the use
of sedatives are small things; mental de
pression or acute pain which may be of a
very temporary character. The mental de
pression is often caused merely by Indi
gestion. Sydney Smith says "Old friend-
ships are destroyed by toasted cheese, and
hard salted meat has led to suicide. Un
pleasant feelings in the body produce cor
responding sensations In the mind, and a
great scene of wretchedness Is sketched
by a morsel ot undigested or misguided
Instead of taking healthy physical exer
cise to correct the pessimism which Is the
result ot an overtaxed stomach or nervous
system, the sufferer tries to ameliorate his
condition by recourse to alcohol or quieting
drugs, and whatever the motive in taking
these things may be. the ultimate result
la fatal to the system.
The habit once formed, the doses must be
constantly Increased; the effect s so de
bilitating on the body that unleas under
the Immediate Influence of the drug. It Is
open and waiting for the attack of any
acute disease. The moral effect Is even
worse. Reliability of character Is swept
away. The unfortunate "fiend" loses all
idea of moral right or of truth. Spoken
or written words cannot be believed for a
moment, the solemn oath Is broken as soon
as uttered. The most divine prerogative
of humanity, the will. Is of no more use
. than a broken reed.
PERSON AX. HOTK9.
General Clay bequeathed a fine estate to
his young and eccentric wife. For once she
will not go against her husband's will.
If he wants to overtake the procession
Pope Plus X will have to devote the next
few years to having his photograph taken.
Marrying a man to reform him Is gener
ally a dangerous venture, but Queen Wll
helmlna'a husband seems to have been so
far amenable to discipline that he will now
stand without hitching.
During their Irish vlalt King Edward and
Queen Alexandra of England carried with
them trunks and other luggage weighing In
all some 200 tons. Among these were two
large chests of gold plate.
Following the Boston A Maine's orders to
brakemen that they shall not assist women
from the cars comes a rule issued by a
western road that Its trainmen must not
flirt with girls along the route.
Jerry Simpson, the socklesa sage of Medi
cine Lodge, Kan., did not attend the popu
list convention at Denver the other day.
Jerry Is a cattle baron, and does not care
what becomes of the "plain peepul."
Dr. Albert Lefevre, who has been ap
pointed to succeed the late Dr. Edward E.
Shelb in the .chair of philosophy In Tulane
university, is a young man, not yet 30 years
of age. He has, however, jnade a reputa
tion as a teacher, thinker and writer.
Frederic Charles Dlgby-Roberts. mayor of
Abilene, Tex., has Just worked out his
genealogical treo back to 1016 on the pater
nal side and fifty years more on the ma
ternal side. He is a direct descendant from
William the Conqueror and came from Eng
land twenty years ago.
Booker Washington tells this story of a
negro: He was employed to work In a cot
ton field, and worked well lor a time, then
he raised his hand and turned his face
toward heaven and saldi "Oh, Lawd, de
cotton am so dry and de sun am so hot,
an de flesh am so weary dat dls nlggah
feels he's done got a call to preach."
Eugene Ware, . poet, lawyer and United
States commissioner of pensions, has gone
to Colorado to Join his family In a six
weeks vacation. The commissioner declares
that he has taken the cure for the news
paper habit, from which he suffered se
verely before assuming his present position.
"I am now bound," he said while passing
through Kansas City, "for a plpte where
I shall be absolutely Isolated from telegraph
and telephone for six blewsea weeks, and
during that time the man who says 'news
paper' to me will take grave chances."
FIRM BASIS OF PROSPERITT.
Exposition of the Internal Commerce
ot the Country.
Philadelphia Publlo Ledger.
Notwithstanding the remarkable shrinkage
ot speculative values in the stock market
and the prevalence ot strikes In certain
Industries, the government exhibit of the
internal commerce of the country for the
first half of the current year gives the
assuring information that the prosperity
of last year has been well maintained thus
far in 1903. There has been a gain In the
shipment of western staple commodities.
On the Great lakes the traffic has exceeded
that of the corresponding period in 1901 and
1902. River and canal traffic has increased,
and the shortage of cars at certain points
may be regarded as one of the unfailing
signs ot active Internal trade.
The encouraging official statistics are
confirmed by reports of commercial
agencies. Just published, tor the month of
July. Bradstreet's predicts a highly promis
ing future, "despite some mainly senti
mental drawbacks," evidently referring
to the collapse ot various financial bubbles.
whose passing has not seriously affected
substantial Interests. This report notes
that while the east feels the effect of
"speculative liquidation," of strikes and of
the high price of raw materials, the west
and south are waiting gooa crop yields
with "confidence and even optimism." Food
products show a tendency toward lower
prices; a lower level of fooa prices favor
ably affects the standard of living, and
la a boon to the wage earner, with respect
to railway earnings, one of the accepted
Indicia of prosperity, Bradstreet's an
nounces that the figures for July show a
gain of 14 per cent over those of July a
year ago, the best ever reporiea ior mat
month. Despite the disturbed condition or
Wall street, it is worth noting that the
business failures of the country for the
week ending August 6 were 161, as compared
with 190 for the previous week, 169 .in the
like week of 1902 and 185 in 1901.
Dun & Co.'s Weekly Review of Trade Is
not less optimistic. Its advices from all
sections reveal as favorable conditions as
those existing a year ago, and an Increase
In transactions is reported in many lines.
Manufacturing plants are well employed,
with the exception of cotton mills, and
the distribution of merchandise Is so
heavy that railway equipment already
proves Inadequate, although crops are not
the factor they will be In a few weeks."
All the available sources of information,
official and otherwise, abundantly Justify
hopeful views of the business situation.
There Is apparently no pause In the general
Supreme Court's Probable Attitude in
the Northern Securities' Case.
New York Evening Post.
Although Judge Lochren's decision
against Minnesota, in the Northern
Securities case, has not been regarded as
bearing on the main result, nevertheless it
has greatly Interested lawyera, because of
the totally opposite conclusions reached
by Judges reasoning from the same facts
and premises. The circuit court of ap
peals, sitting at St. Louis last April, decided
that, although the Northern Securities had
committed no act restraining trade, It must
be presumed that it Intended ao to do, be
cause that was the natural consequence of
the merger. Judge Lochren, on the con
trary,, holds that no such Intent can be
presumed until Indicated by some action
of the company.
Judge Lochren end Judge Thayer both
stand high in the federal Judiciary; which
view of the case, then, ought the supreme
court to take? In the transmlssourl
decision of March 22, 1S97, It took pretty
nearly the view advanced In last April's
St. Louis decision of the circuit court. It
reversed the decisions of the federal court
of appeals and of the circuit court, both of
which had decided that the Tranmlssourl
railway freight agreement was not Illegal.
What Is still more striking, is the fact
that the transmlssourl decision was re
dered by a vote of five to four on the su
preme bench. This raises the Interesting
question, whether this close majority might
not be reversed, especially since two mem
bers of the court of 1887 are now dead..
The five votes against the railways, In the
transmlssourl decision, were those of Jus
tices Fuller, Peckham, Harlan, Brewer, and
Brown. These five are an now on me
bench. These four-votes or 1887 In favor of
the railway were those of Justices Field.
Oray, Shlras and White. But Justices Field
and Oray are no longer with the court.
In other words, the majority which con
strued the Sherman act, in 1897, on lines
similar to the circuit court's construction
of last April, is still Intact. Whether Jus
tices Holmes and McKenna, the new mem
bers of the court, would or would not follow
Justices Field and Oray In sustaining the
railway's contention, may be doubtful. But
even If they did. they would not make a
majority, unless one of the five Judges, who
assented to the decision of 1897, were to
change his general attitude.
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iattantly, and one shine lasts a week.
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ROl'JfD ABOUT HEW YORK.
Ripples on the Current of Lite la the
Tragedies such as occurred In the subway
of Paris the other day have evidently been
foreseen by the managers of the New York
subway and of the Pennsylvania tunnel.
Defective wiring set fire to the wooden cars
In the Paris subway and the confined smoke
suffocated many passengers. To avert simi
lar tragedies In New York's underground
highways steel oars will be used exclusively.
The Pennsylvania company has adopted de
signs for steel cars for Its tunnel and five
cars of that material, built for the subway,
have been received from the factory. The
framework of the cars Is all steel plate, and
everything possible In the way of safety ap
pliances are provided. It is now estimated
that trains will be running in the subway
by March 1, 1901.
The largest Mown glass bottle In the
United States, or in the world, so far aa
the makers know, is on exhibition In a win
dow in Barclay street. Just above Green
wich. It holds sixty-five gallons and Is
shaped something like a baby's nursing bot
tlenarrow at the bottom, bulging at the
middle, with a small neck and mouth. The
bottle is a trifle less than five feet high,
and Is about four feet In circumference at
Its widest part.
The man who blew It at the factory In
New Jersey is Just about as tall as the
bottle. If he could manage to squeeze
through the neck, he could sleep very com
fortably Inside of It. If the surface area of
the glass blown Into the bottle were spun
silk. It would make a gown for a moder
ately large and stout woman. Although
blowing by guesswork, tempered with long
experience, the man exceeded by only half
an ounce his instructions as to the else of
the bottle sixty-five gallons. :
New York husbands, almost as a unit.
have taken during the last two years to
sending their wives and families out of
town, to the multitudinous resorts, for the
summer, and remaining at home them
selves. Never before has New York been
the abode of so many voluntary grass wid
owers as it has been during the present
summer. The town is cluttered with 'em.
They're everywhere on the roof gardens,
at the ' nearby beaches and race tracks,
swinging along the circuitous paths of
Coney's Isle, swamping the city and park
restaurants, overflowing the lounging
rooms and verandas of the road houses,
even patrollng the great white lane called
Broadway. The voluntary grass widower
of New York is so easily distinguished, too,
despite his elaborate efforts to make him
self appear like one of the great unfettered
and untrammeled! If you possess so much
as one-half an eye, you can see that his
newly resumed Jauntlness, as of the mad,
glad, sad, bad bachelor, Is the veriest clumsy
bluff, that his rogueishnesa of manner Is
Just a "phony" of the real thing, that his
occasionally unnatural hilarity is a thing
put on out of a spirit of recklessness born
of the knowledge thai) it can only last a
little while longer, and that the vein had
better be worked to the end of the tension
before well, before "the folks" come home.
Tho illustrations in the funny papers of
the summer widower vainly batting arounf
endeavoring to make himself imagine he
la having a hot time In the absence of his
wife have a good deal more truth In them
than most of the alleged comlo pictures of
the day possess.
Every kind of craft available In the New
York harbor is being put In shape for the
international cup race, and probably 80,000
people will witness the great contest from
the water. If all those whom Sir Thomas
Llpton has Invited to attend as his guests
accept, the Englishman's Invitation he will
be obliged to put three more boats like the
Erin Into commission. Besides the big
New York fleet there will be the usual in
flux of boats from neighboring waters, and
altogether the audience of the cup race will
be quite as interesting a spectacle as the
One of the bright clerks In the office of a
firm of bankers and brokers In Wall
street, which is known the country over,
transacted a business matter In a way
which highly delighted one of the mem
bers of the firm. "Get the nnest over
rout In town." said the broker gleefully.
and send the bill to us." in a lew oays
the clerk appeared In a beautiful fur
lined coat. "Fine coat flne," remarked
the broker aa he contemplated first the
.n.ont and then a bill for 11.300. "Why
didn't you have oil paintings on the but-
leal loker inserted an adver
tisement In all of the New York newspa
pers to the effect that a certain fnmous
theatrical manager, an employer m mxn,
chorus women, desired 600 red-haired girls
. nrnductlons that he was malting.
The red-haired women were Instructed in
the advertisement to report at tne man
Fnrtv.second street office at 10
o'clock In the morning. They reported all
right. They were of all ages irom six
. ,i.t. and not a few of them whose
hair was not of a distinct red shade had
gone to the trouble or Having it ayca io
hues like unto the afterglow of the set-
in aim. the better to Increase tneir
chances of becoming gay show girls. They
fought and stormed their way into me
.or,ar offices, and the cordon of cops
summoned to handle them was all but
useless to disperse them for hours, so ae
termlned were they to get a chance to ex
hibit their crimson tops right In the pres
ence of audiences. The one pleasing fea
ture in connection with this Incident waa
that the angry manager whose name had
been thus misemployed found the funny
Jokelst who had perpetrated the tittle
piece of humor and pounded him to a pulp
before his wrath was satisfied.
Alaska Company Is Incorporated.
TRENTON, N. J.. Aug. 12. The Pacific
Alaskan Transportation, capital W.OiO.OuO,
was incorporated here today. The com
pany will do a general mining business.
Incorporators: Louis 8. Hosiner and
David M. liarnes of New York and Louis
11. Duly of Jersey City.
It gleen y SHtHOLAt
NATTO.tAt, IRRIGATION BEOCJf.
Important Poblte Work Inana-arated
by the Government.
Down In Arizona, adjoining rer!ons which
are now an arid waste, the federal engi
neers have begun the construction of the
first storage reservoir to be erected under
the Irrigation law passed by the last con
gress. The Initiation of this work has attracted
comparatively little attention. Yet the rol
lcy upon which the nation has entered In
this respect Is one which ought to exercise
a decisive Influence upon its history. Well
planned and honestly executed, the Irriga
tion system will reclaim tens of thousands
of square miles of desert lands, enable a
multitude of citizens to secure homesteads
and add enormously to the productive
wealth of this republic
The ohtef perils in Its path are two.
First, there is the danger that the wealthy
oattle companies and other corporations
will take advantage of loopholes In the
present statutes to secure possessions In
advance of the tracts to be Irrigated, thus
barring out actual settlers from their
rights. This Is a contingency which con
rress ought to meet promptly and effectu
ally. The second peril Is that of wholesale
Jobbery. Government contracts involving
many millions present a tempting mark for
practitioners of "rake-offs" and other
frauds as the recent postofflce disclosures
have once more demonstrated. It is the
duty of the government to maintain a
keen lookout for all rascality of this sort
National irrigation is peculiarly identified
with the Roosevelt administration. The
president cannot afford to allow its prose
cution to become Infected with gross dis
honesty or Impeded by willful extravagance.
SAID I.f FC.f.
She (romantic) When you first saw the
wonderful Niagara Falls, didn't you feel
as though you would like to Jump In?
then. Toledo Blade.
"Ef some young men." said Uncle Eben.
was aa Industrious addln' up Aggers In
columns aa dey is gettln' 'em in rows on
policy slips, I reckons dey'd be savin'
money." Washington Star.
ine man wno hesitates Is lost, unless
the proverb has it wrong, but there Is
a mo, .1 1 ff...n ma . i . -. i .
""i vi - inn urinmu uocMia-llHK; ana
pausing to think the matter over Somer-
lrltla T -vi i v- n I
"What would be the first thing you would
do If you had Rockefeller's money?"
"Wake up, probably." New York Herald.
"What did the aeronaut say when you In
"He told me he needed a wind before
he could soar."
"What did you say?"
"I said I'd give hlra a puff." Cleveland
Bacon We've formed a life-savins corps
In our town.
Egbert What are you talking about I
There isn't any water within ten miles
of your town!
"I know It, but there are lots of auto
mobiles coming out that way." Yonkers
When the prince proposed a morganatic
marriage the lovely American shook her
"Papa would never consent, said she.
"He and Mr. Morgan are on, such bad
terms!" Detroit Free Press.
Mary, Queen of Scots, listened to the
rlaolh nisrrant tl mAiral
"It is evident." she said, lightly, "that
tomorrow the house of Stuart will be the
principal one on the block."
Thua with rare perception she seised the
advantages of the situation. New York
"How affectionate you are!" he ex
claimed, as his wife save him a kiss en
"Yes, I Just want to prove to you that
you're wrong when you say I never kiss
you except when I want a new gown."
"Then you don't really want a new
"No; It's merely a diamond necklace this
time." Philadelphia Ledger.
SEVK AUKS OF GRAFT. '
All the world Is graft.
And all the men and women merely graft
ers. They have their sure things and thelt
And one man in bis time works many
His bluffs being seven sgea. At first tha
Conning his dad until he walks the floor;
And then the whining school boy, poring
o'er his book,
JollyliiK his teacher Into marking him
A goodly grade. And then the lover.
Making each maiden think that she
Ih hut the only one. And then the soldier,
Full of strange words and bearded like a
Seeking the bubble reputation.
Even In the magazines. And then tht
Handing out the bull con to the bench
And Jollying the Jury till It thinks
He knows It all. The sixth age shifts
To lean and slippery pantaloon,
with spectacles on nose his Is a graft!
For he is then the Old Inhnbltant
And all must hear lilm tulk. Last scent
of all, ..'.,.
That einla this strange, eventful history,
la second childishness and mere oblivion,
San graft, sans pull, sans cinch. Hunt
Probably you know
how it always re
stores color-to gray
hair, stops falling,
and makes the hair
grow. Then tell your
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