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Ti ie Omaha Daily Bee
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A bale of cotton Is worth almost Its
weight la gold In the New York cotton
It will be noted that 111 luck never
Overtook Prophet Dowle until he dis
Option gambling In cotton futures Is
If anything more hazardous than buy
ing tickets In the new Havana lottery.
In the absence of any press cable
grams to the contrary, we w!U assume
that Mr. Bryan Is still taking bis meals
The rumor that a rate war between
i the "Rock Island" and the Burlington
la Imminent, Is only a, rumor. There are
wars atnd rumors of wars.
As a presidential candidate, Judge
Gray baa just been assured the unanl
j mouB support of the democracy of
rottarllle, Pa, And that ought to settle
Minister Powell Is quite willing the
ijiew provisional government shall man
'age Ran Domingo, but Insists that the
sew manager honor the old one'a con
tracts.. The mayor told the poundmaster bis
methods constituted grafting and the
poundmaster received the reprimand
quite doggedly, as became one of his
From the promptness with which
Former Lieutenant Governor Steele
was dismissed) from the grand jury
room, we Infer that be declined to tell
what he did not know.
The supreme court of Nebraska has
decided that the testimony of blood
hounds Is not competent to convict a
man charged with murder even If they
bear the names of Columbia and Beaure
gard. One of Chicago's car barn robbers pro
poses to plead that another hypnotized
bin). The public rejoices,, as It has
grown so mortally weary of the insanity
dodge as to make any newer" absurdity
Challenger, the prise steer of the Chi
cago show this week, bos cost, all told,
$120; has won $450 In prises and prob
ably will be sold today for $700. This
news can amaze only those who didn't
know Challeugcr Is a Nebraska n.
I ! S
If City Treasurer Uenulngs can put
$35,000 a. year into the city treasury
by the enforcement of the scavenger
law upon real estate on which no taxes
have been collected for many years, he
ought to be given an opportunity.
- ., .i
Now prepare for the millennium. A
South Omaha statesman, who banker
after a city job, makes this startling
i declaration: "The time when the cor
porations of this city were actively en
gaged In the making and unmaking of
political men bus passed."
It is anuouueed with a grand nourish
of trumpets that professional fixers of
juries still haunt the halls of the Lan
caster court botwe, but we fall to per
ceive anything new or startling In that
report. It la even suspected that pro-
ft-Ksloual fixers of juries haunt the cor
ridors of the Ikuglas county court
According to Prof. Jeremiah V. Jen
kins of the International Kxthange com
uiUsloii the gold natulan! Is making
good progrew lu China. In the mean
time round dlitcs of copper with square
holes lu the middle called cash continues
to be the prlncliuil medium of exchange
lu commercial circles of the Chinese em
plre and gold circulates only in the form
of mandarin Jewelry and Joss orua
VKMOVRATS ASD TH TRtATT.
The treaty with Panama having been
signed by the officials of the provision!
government of the new republic,' it will
be at once returned to the I'nited Str.tt s
and It Is said may be sent to the senate
before the adjournment of congrcM fr
the holiday recess. What will Ik. the
position of the democrats In rcnrd to
It Is the Interesting question. It is well
understood that Senator Morgan and
other Nicaragua advocates will be ar
ifyed against the treaty, but the
strength of, this element Is not tit pres
ent definitely known and It may be found
not so strong as Is commonly supposed.
Tho i (fort made by Senator Gorman to
unite bis political associates in opposi
tion tj the Panama treaty was unsuc
cessful, some of the democratic senators
rigorously refusing to take any such po
sition. It la well known, also, that the
constituents of most of tho southern
senators desire the ratlflcatloa of the
treaty and this influence will of course
have a great effect Then there Is the
consideration that the question Is not
political and offers no opportunity for
In reference to this the New York
Journal of Commerce remarks: "If Mr.
Gorman, or any other democratic sena
tor imagines that party capital is to be
made out of such tactics be will make
one of those characteristic blunders that
so often damage the party at critical
moments. The evidence that the people
of the' country approve of what has been
accomplished by the president and the
secretary of state in such short time,
and of every step that has been taken In
achieving it, is overwhelming. There is
practically ' no opposition sentiment in
either party and democratic senators
might as well accept that fact and fall
in with the course of events instead of
trying to create a disturbance. When
the treaty comes up in the senate parti
san obstruction by democrats can only
mean Injury to their party." If the dem
ocrats were to unite' against the treaty
they could prevent Its ratification, but
aa has already been shown they are not
likely to unite.
B RITA l ! S HKW AMBASllADUH.
The new British ambassador to the
United States, Sir Mortimer Durand,
comes to his post with an evidently ear
nest desire to win American good will
and to promote cordial relations between
his country and this. ' Ills address la
presenting his credentials to the presi
dent Is in the very best spirit, with less
of the perfunctory character than ordi
narily marks such deliverances. The
new ambassador was never before In
this country, though It is said he had
greatly desired a diplomatic appoint
ment here, his sympathies being strongly
American. He la described as being as
brilliant a sportsman, as good a soldier
and aa excellent a writer aa he la a good
diplomat, all of which Is expected to
commend him to Washington society aa
a representative of the best type of
President Roosevelt's speech receiving
the ambassador was exceedingly felici
tous, expressing the sentiment that the
two nations and peoples, mindful of the
ties of friendship and speech and moved
by like aspirations of progress In the
paths of peace, should arrive to reach a
harmonious accord In all that affects
their common Interests. A very large
majority of the American people, It Is
not to be doubted, will heartily approve
the cordial terms In which the president
received the British ambassador and will
sincerely hope that Sir Mortimer Durand
will be able to contribute to the
maintenance of the very friendly rela
tions between England and the United
MI3JUDQ1RO AMERICA POLICY.
It la not surprising to find American
policy misjudged abroad and a disposi
tion there, in some quarters, to see In
every step of progress made by thla
country a purpose menacing to the in
tegrity of other countries la this beml
sphere. Thus the Panama episode has
furnished the text for an expression
of opinion by one of the leading papers
of Germany that the Central American
states will be absorbed by this republic
and It wonders if Mexico and South
America will escape. It is not very
difficult to conjure up visionary condi
tions In support of such a' view, but
no one familiar with the sentiment of
our people can seriously think that
there is the remotest danger of the
United States absorbing any of the
southern countries, not one of which
would be of any advantage to this na
tlon as a part of its territory.
This country has always shown a most
earnest desire for the maintenance of
the independence of its sister republics
and for their progress in all respects,
As an eastern paper, commenting upon
the utterance of the German journal.
says, what we desire Is an enlightened
sisterhood of American nations, each In
dependent and sovereign in Its own
sphere and capable of self-government
and progress which shall be for the
benefit of commerce ' and civilization
"We desire these countries to be Inde
pendent and self-governing, but we
wlwh to see them progressing out of the
stage of political anarchy and industrial
barbarism, for their own sake aa well
as ours, and for the sake of the world's
advancement. We should have In the
part of the continent south of us a vast
field for trade and the most potent rea
son why we do not have it is the char
acter of the people and their failure to
develop and advance, politically, Indus
trially and commercially. We cannot
cure this by taking possession of them
at huge trouble and, vxpeuse, and we
cauuot colonize them, for we have
neither the people nor the capital to
spare. Nothing is farther from our de
sire than mere conquest and the taking
up of great burdens of government be
yond our present limits." This reflects
the practically unanimous feeling of the
Auin people today.
If foreign opinion is inteuded to create
sentiment against the I'nited States
among the people of South and Central
America, perhaps with a view to In
juring our commercial relations with
those people, It Is possible that it will
have some effect, but It is hardly con
ceivable that any great number of in
telligent persons In the southern repub
lics can be Induced to believe that it
Is the purpose of the United States to
absorb any of, their territory or In the
least degree change its long-maintained
policy In respect to them, so far as re
lates to their Independence and tbelr
protection against foreign aggression.
They have at no time been more abso
lutely secure In the friendship and good
will of the United States than they are
at present and there Is very good reason
to believe that most of them, and partic
ularly the more advanced and pro
gressive, fully understand this.
PL At ISO A VOSFWKSCK OAMK.
Ever since the federal grand Jury now
In session in this city entered upon the
investigation of the alleged Dietrich
postofflce bribery charges the Omaha
World-Herald has published from day
to day not only the forecast of the sub
jects for Inquiry to be presented to the
grand Jury, but also large fragmenta of
testimony given before the grand jury
and the conclusions of that body before
they had been presented to the court.
At the very outset of their session the
grand jurors were admonished by Judge
Munger not to reveal to any person any
of the testimony taken or any of the
proceedings inside of the grand Jury
room. There must be a leak somewhere.
Manifestly members of the grand jury
have either disregarded the instructions
of the Judge or somebody who takes
part in the proceedings of the grand Jury
has been talking out of school.
That any member of the grand Jury
has In. violation of his oath and In de
fiance of the instructions of the court
divulged the secrets of the grand Jury
room is highly Improbable. The only
person to whom the leak could be nat
urally traced la the district attorney.
The bond of sympathy between District
Attorney Summers and the World-Herald
has been their mutual attachment to
and sympathy with Bartley, whose in
timate relations to District Attorney
Summers have been almost of as great
a scandal as the pardon of the embezzler
procured at his Instance. It Is still fresh
in the memory of the people of Ne
braska that at the pardon of Bartley the
World-Herald not only sought to glorify
Bartley aa a martyr, but eulogized Gov
ernor Savage in the most fulsome terms
for liberating the great embezzler.
In all actions there must be a motive
and the palpable object of the publicity
of grand Jury proceedings before the
conclusions are reached and the fore
casts made of the probable findings of
the grand jury is part of the dramatic
grandstand play that haa characterized
the brass band still hunt now in progress
In the federal building. The leakagea
from the grand Jury room are by no
means accidental, They are designed to
create, popular sentiment favorable to
District Attorney, Summers as a con
scientious and efficient public prosecutor,
when aa a matter of fact the contrary is
true and he has simply been playing a
clever confidence game upon the public
and the Department of Justice.
Judge Slabangh'a vision of Greater
Omaha of 1910 is decidedly inspiring.
In his radiant perspective the Omaha
of 1910 appears supplied with a great
power system adequate to the needs of
750,000 people, a municipal heating
plant, Farnam street paved with as
phalt, a boulevard running up hill and
down dale a Ion? the bluffs that skirt the
river from Pierce street to Rlvervlew
park, a number of small parka In places
centrally located, trees planted for miles
along the thoroughfares at small ex
pense to the property owners because
done by the city at wholesale rates,
church spires and towering sky scrapers
piercing the sky line, palatial residences
looming up on the hilltops and beautiful
cottages covering suburban lands now
utilised as cow pastures. Before that
exhilarating vision Is realized, however.
there will have to be a few funerals.
an Infusion of public spirit and civic
pride, a more general cultivation of the
artistic taste and the popularization of
the things that make a city beautiful.
The favorable Impression made
upon the municipal authorities by the
suggestion of The Bee that the families
of Omaha firemen be given protection
from want by taking out lite Insurance
policies for all the firemen is gratifying.
The proposition made by an accident
Insurance company not only to insure
the lives of the members . of the fire
department, but also to grant to their
families weekly indemnity in case of
accidental injury, merits serious consid
eration. If it were possible to carry out
the original suggestion to have the Uvea
of the firemen insured so that tbelr
families will be provided for in case of
death, whether caused by accident or
disease, it would be still more advanta
geous, although it would require a
heavier draft upon the city treasury
besides a monthly premium from the
A delegation of Sioux Indians from
the Pine Ridge reservation proposes to
Interpolate the great father at Washing
ton aa to the meaning of the treaty ne
gotiated by General Sherman in 1850.
The Indians profess to have discovered
that certain portions of the Black Hills
district in South Dakota Were only
loaned and not ceded to the government.
If this version proves correct we shall
not be snrplsed if enterprising land spec
ulators shall band together and offer to
lease half a million acres at 2 cents an
Omaha, like other cities, is blessed
with visionaries who entertain schemes
of beneficent reform that are absolutely
impracticable. One of these "men with
an Idea" baa discovered that Omaha is
confronted with a paving problem that
can only be solved by an organization
of real estate owners and horse owners
to put through a program of paving
reform that will bring about the aban
donment of granite, asphalt and brick
as paving materials and the substitution
of macadam, cinders and ashes. Special
paving taxes are to be tabooed Und all
pavements to be paid for out of the
general fund. If the proposition was
not preposterous on its face it could not
In any event be entertained seriously
without a complete revision of the city
charter, which is out of question be
fore the winter of 1905. "
The alarm sounded by Irrigation Com
missioner Mux well that the Hanshrough
amendment to the present land laws
will work great Injury to homeseekers
on the public domain , may not be pre
mature, providing always that it is
made in good faith and does not mask
some scheme equally as Injurious to
those who seek free homes. It Is a
matter of grave doubt whether it wVs
necessary to pound the Maxwell tomtom
quite so vigorously to fix the eyes of
congress on the proposed amendment
of the timber and stone act Introduced
by Senator Hansbrougb, in view of the
fact that Congressman Lacey, chairman
of the committee on public lands of the
house, has cut his eye teeth several years
Railroad freight rates are to be in
creased on many classifications through
out the southern states in the course of
the next few weeks. The reason given
by the traffic managers for levying this
compulsory tribute upon the producers
and shippers of the southern states is
that in Virginia, Georgia and other
southern states railroad taxes have been
largely increased and it is necessary to
raise money to meet this new demand.
Railroad traffic managers in Nebraska
are shrewd enough not to excuse the
raising of freight rates on such flimsy
pretexts. They know what everybody
else knows, that railroad taxes in Ne
braska have been out of all proportion
below the taxes paid by other taxpayers.
The Sttmi Will Stick.
Detroit Free Press.
Don't be too despondent about the Post
office department. Tou can still put a 1
cent stamp on a letter, and be reasonably
sure that nobody will soak It off and steal
Marked Improveaneat note.
A decided improvement is noticed la the
Commoner since Mr. Bryan went to Eu
rope. His understudy Is using plate matter
liberally Instead of filling the columns with
A Problem In Economics.
Several paper mills have shut down in
New England becauae the water that
drove them has failed. The failure of
the water Is due to the cutting of the
woods which made - the paper. Here,
then, Is a problem in economics that any
body may- solve, who will.
1 The Canal Ceatury.
New Torle Tribune.
With a 1100.000,000 canal acroas the state
f New York, with the stupendous water
way over the Isthmus, of Panama, with the
prodigious expenditures upon Inland chan
nels in other parts of America, in Europe,
Asia and Africa, may this not be consid
ered the canal century above every ctherT
Raanor Moagere at Work.
Disquieting reports continue te pursue
the kaiser, but so far as can be ciscerned
there la nothing of an authoritative nature
to baae the rumors upon. Naturally his
voice la still husky, and there Is no sense
In thinking that he Is a doomed man sim
ply because he is going to the Mediterra
nean to recuperate.
A Dassllaa Prospect.
It Is a welcome announcement which the
United States secretary of agriculture
makes in his annual report, that "the
physiologists of the bureau of plant in
dustry have now developed a cheap and
effective method of exterminating algae"
which contaminates the water supply of
so many cities. Extensive teats are being
made with extremely satisfactory result
so far and when they are ended the method
will be disclosed. The prospect which Is
here opened up is a dastllng one.
Let la Hear ,frona Wood.
By all means let Wood eome home and
testify In his own behalf. Many things
need clearing up. Fortunately, the sen
ate committee seems determined to go te
the bottom of the business. It Is of the
greatest Importance to know whether
Wood is really deserving such rapid pro
motion. In a few short years aa army
surgeon, practically without military ex
perience In the field, has been Jumped over
the heads of scores of able and faithful
officers who have grown gray In the serv
ice. And now It Is proposed to make him
a major general. The question la Impor
tant. It should not be answered hurriedly.
Let us hear from Wood.
BOOZERS Ml ST BRACK I P.
Aaother Railroad Tells Drlakera "Dry
l or Go."
'Further evidence of the efficacy of modern
transportation methods In the promotion of
temperance Is formulated by the order of
the Northern Paclflo railway managers, to
take effect on the first of the coming year,
which requires all employes of the com
pany to abstain from liquor as a condition
necessary to a continuance In Its service.
Not only la drinking to exceas Interdicted,
but the social glass, the forerunner of ex
ceas In thouaands of Instances, Is forbid
den upon pain of dismissal. Thla Is a
plain buatneas proposition, devoid of a
single element of what la called "temper
ance reform." It will, no doubt, be more
efficacious in promoting temperance,
which in the caae of a vast multitude of
men means total abstinence, than 'all of
the temperance lectures that emotional re
formers have delivered In half a century.
Men unable to observe Its requirements
are already too far gone In Intemperance
to be safe handlers of trafflo that la carried
on at a high rate of apeed, while those
who have not reached that point in the In
dulgence of appetite will be saved to them
selves, their families and the requirements
of buaineas before (as the orthodox preach
ers of a past generation were wont to declare)-
"It Is everlastingly too late."
Operating officials of the Northern Pacific
are Justified In the opinion that the order
will result In great good 'to the company
and lu operatives, while It will certainly
relieve the traveling public from a long
standing menace of disaster. As before
said, there la no sentiment In this order.
It Is purely a matter of business, and for
that reason Is likely to be effective.
FARMING A fiRKAT InCSTRV.
Saastaatlally the thief Rnslaess of
the People of tho I alteil Stales.
Kansas City Journal.
The annual report of the secretary of
agriculture shows that farming Is st'll the
chief business of the people of the Inlted
States. Fast as our other Industries have
grown, especially within recent years, ag
riculture still far surpasses any of them
In the amount of its capital. In the value
of Its products and In the number of peo
ple engaged In It.
We have been boasting of the rapidity
with which our exports of manufactured
goods have Increased, of our "conquests
of the markets of the world," but Secretary
Wilson shows that the balance of trade In
all products except those of agriculture ran
against us $86.00O,60O during the last four
teen years. The balance of trade In agri
cultural products was $4.RO6,C0n,000 In our
favor, howeer, so that the total balance
In our favor, thanka to the farmer, was
13,940.000,000. While we have not been able
to turn out or, at least, have not turned
out enough of other commodities to sup
ply our wants, we have raised enough farm
produce not only to meet our own demands,
but to feed a large part of the rest of the
world; and the agricultural lands of the
country still possess large reaources that
never have been exploited. In the course
of time the country's Industrial population
no doubt will become so great as to con
sume all the food that the land can be
forced to produce. But that day Is still
far distant. England, Germany and other
Industrial nations can continue for a long
time yet to rely upon us as their principal
base of supplies. The construction by the
government of extensive Irrigation works In
the arid west will enable that section
within no very long time to make an Im
mense addition to the annual American
production of grain and live stock.
The bill to create a department of agri
culture met with strong opposition when
on Its passage, being denounced as exces
sively paternalistic, and the department
Itself has been a good deal ridiculed since
It was established. But results have vin
dicated both the establishment of the de
partment and the work It haa done. It
has distributed many pamphlets contain
ing worthless advice from theoretical farm
era. But, on the whole, the good seeds It
has distributed, the investigations and ex
periments it has made, the statistics It has
collected and the forestry work It has done
have Instructed and stimulated the ener
gies of the farmera of the country and
have been worth a great deal more than
they have cost. Nor have they benefited
the farmera alone. Whatever helps the
farmers helps the whole country. From
now on It will be necessary for our agri
culturists to apply themselves more dili
gently than In the past to devising sys
tems of culture adapted to getting the
largest and beat returns from their land;
and in this work the Department of agri
culture will no doubt prove a great help.
LOW MORALS IN HIGH LIFE.
Divorce Travesty Among- the Leaders
of tho Foar Hnndred.
Springfield (Mass.) Republican.
The climax of the divorce monstrosity
or absurdity, as you may happen to view
the matter came In the singular wedding
at Newport Friday of two members of
the highest circle of society, Mrs. Mary
Isabelle Nellson Kemp of New Tork and
Hollts H. Hunnewell, jr., of Massachu
setts. There was a certain Impudence In
the indecorous flouting of social and domes
tic proprieties that cannot be overlooked
nor even laughed away.
It -Is true that the audacity of the per
formance possesses a certain radnesa that
will appeal to one's sense .of the gro
tesque., Mrs. Kemp, whose sister lately
married a Vanderbilt, did not sue for a
divorce until last May. Meanwhile, In
the summer just past, and before the de
cree was received, she and the contem
plated husband No. 2 were constantly In
each ether's company, and In the yellow
papers their very open courtship figured
not a little. The time limit before the
divorce could operate, under the Rhode
Island law, expired Friday, and within
two hours the divorced woman was joined
to No. S by the judge, who had handed
down the decree. The groom, Mr. Hunne
well, had been divorced once himself, and
his first wife had already married again.
Both bride and groom had had children.
There were eleven persons present at the
ceremony, and of these five, or nearly 60
per cent, had been through the divorce
courts. The bride was attended by her
"near friend," a woman who had been
divorced; and she was given away by her
uncle, a prominent society man, who also
had been divorced. So remarkable a col
lection of divorced persons at a wedding
was evidently no accident, but an Incident
perfectly natural to their circle of so
ciety. These essentially vulgar people, because
of their wealth and social status, become
very demoralising to public Ideas of domes
tic relations when they gallop through the
divorce courts in this gay yet scandalous
fashion. But apparently they are entirely
indifferent to what sober-minded folks
may think of them. In a senae they are
social anarchists, and are a peril to Amer
The Georgia Baptist congress proposes to
make fl the minimum price of a drink and
2S the price of a revolver. This would
put drunkenness and shooting among the
General Reyes is not touching off the
same fireworks In Washington that he
startled the country with on his trip across
It. Having found the man who struck
Billy Patterson, his pugnacity was sud
The Cubans profeaa to be very eager to
pay the money demanded by the late In
surgent army, and yet they bitterly resent
the Imposition of a tax for that purpose.
The Cubans are not the first people to
want the cake and the penny, too.
The letters of Mrs. Stevenson, the mother
of the novelist, have lately been published
In London and have been highly praised.
They seem to confirm the view which has
often been expressed that Stevenson In
herited much of his literary talent from
Marks Nathan of Chicago, the "scrap
Iron king." whose will has just been filed,
left provision for the erection of a syna
gogue In Jerusalem. He also left Instruc
tions that land be purchased in the Holy
City and dwellings erected for the free
housing of the families of poor and de
The Lynn (Mass.) Historical society Is
soon to commemorate the memory of John
Adam Dagyr. the first shoemaker In Lynn
and the founder of the clty'a great Indu try.
A tablet haa been completed and next
spring will be erected In the western burial
ground In the shoe city. Dagyr fought In
the American revolution with the patriots.
"Dick" Haistead, a popular member of
the New Tork Stock exchange. Is a student
of human nature and La used to quick ac
tion. A few days ago while on his way to
Wall street be got caught In a ahower and
dodged In a doorway. In a few moments
a man emerged from the building and be
gan trying to open an umbrella. It was
evident that be did not underatand the
fastening on the raln-shedder and Mr. Hal
stead concluded It was not the stranger's
property. 'Here, that's my umbrella." The
mand banded it ever without a word and
ROln AROIT NEW YORK.
Rlpplea on the (arrest of Life la
One by one the obstacles reared y th
fusion administration against Tammany's
complete control of municipal affairs next
year are vanishing. The New York corre
spondent of the Pittsburg Dispatch men
tions a few. First It was feared thst To
llce Commissioner Green would refuse to
resign. This fear wss dispelled by the em
phatic declaration of the commissioner that
he would not hold office tinder a Tammany
mayor. Then Jerome loomed up wit IT a
threat that he would not permit an "open
town." The next day he learned that his
appropriation waj so small that he could
not hope to conduct the office on the old
scale of prodigal expenditure In raid ng
and hiring special detectives. With (his
came the announcement that all the depart
ment tinder. the city government had re
ceived a big Increase. This amounted to a
tlo.000.0t0 gift to Tammany. Then ths
Greater New Tork Democracy, which gave
the fusion movement whatever strength
It possessed, went out of business and the
headquarters are for rent. Nothing now
stands in the way of making the city a
real capital of fun. Those New Yorkers
who are not really- pleased are at least
reconciled. The city Is a ahow place and Its
population Is made up of hard-working and
pleasure-loving folk, who are hungry for
toll and thirsty for relaxation. They want
to go to the theater evenlnga and enjoy
themselves. If they . feel inclined for sup
per after the play they want to feel that
harmless dissipation Is theirs without the
risk of being locked out or locked into the
reaturnnt or dragged to a police court as
witnesses against the landlord. They love
Broadway, the highway of lightness and
brightness, abounding human Interest.
The site for the new court house, which
will be erected by the county at the total
cost of about U5.000.000, has been practi
cally selected. The commission which has
charge of the matter recommends In a
report submitted to Mayor Low that the
structure be placed on Mulberry Betid
park, which is near the Criminal Court
building, on Center street. The site will
be near the city hall and midway between
the Brooklyn and Wllllamsburah bridges.
According to the present plans of thej
commissioners, the building will be an en
ormous affair, planned and built with an
Idea of furnishing sufficient court space
for a city three times the slxe of the
present one. The city authorities author
ised the widening of Park Row by nfty
feet, from Chambers to Pearl street. This,
with tho establishment of the county court
house In the Mulberry Bend locality, Is
believed by city officials to forecast a gen
eral redemption of the section and the
erection of many Important , large office
buildings In the locality within the next
He was from the cotuitry and so was
his wife, reports the Times. They were
taking In the city under the escort of a
city man who evidently enjoyed their
astonishment and comments.
"This Is St. Paul's chapel," explained
the escort as they stood in front of that
ancient edifice. "It la one of the oldest
churches In New York, if not the oldest."
"Re-mark-a-ble," exclaimed the vialtor.
"That Is what you have said f every
church building we have looked at What
Is so remarkable about all of the New
York churches?" asked the escort.
"It Is remarkable," answered the visitor,
looking at the little sign on the wall sn
nounclng the sexton's name and address,
"that every blamed sexton la an under
taker and that he is permitted to adver
tise his undertaking butlneaa on the church
door. It strikes me as being the most
remarkable thing in New York."
On a drlsaly morning when the heads of
well-ordered households were sitting com
fortably down to their morning rolls aril
ooffee a young man with a aquare, earnest
face wandered up and oown Amsterdam
avenue, relates the Post. Kla new brown
clothes were not covered with an over
coat. He looked with unhappy eyes at
the green grocers' shoos. To him came a
brisk young man who shook his hand vio
lently and said, "You're looking bully.
What in the world are you roaming about
here In the rain for?"
"Pity the sorrows of a poor roung
bridegroom. I have had na breakfast r1--
, you tell me where I can buy a can of
miia, some eggs, a morning paper, a box
of rolls, and a lot of butter? That maid I
hired did a vanishing trick last night, and
neither of us know how to light the gas
range. See, I have burned all the hair off
my hands. Believe me, mine is a hard lot.
The missis is in tears, and we'll be lucky if
we don't have to sustain life on a delicates
sen diet until some one comes to our
The publication recently of figures show
ing that laat year there were 458 persons
killed In the streets of New York, whereas
there were only 13S deaths from trafflo ac
cidents In London during the same period,
has resulted In a campaign for legislation
to control the reckless driving that pre
vails in New York City. The facts gath
ered by the newspapers show that beside
the hundreds killed outright fui:y 1,000 per
sons are disabled every year, more than
twice the number killed or wounded In all
of the railroad aocldenta throughout the
country, by the almost criminal careless
ness of drivers. The average driver is ap
parently utterly Indifferent as to whether
or not he runs down pedestrians, and it is
an outrage to see helpless women have to
rush to get out of the way of these ruffians
on the box. In London the drivers have a
wholesome respect for the policeman, who
regulates trafflo In effective fashion, but
the police here seem to be powerless.
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A Decatur wearer is a walking advertisement for this new leading
line ol men's tine shoes.
The "Hobo" and the "Banker" are two of our owa orlflaal shapes.
S3.SO and SS.OO
though conditions hsve somewhat Improved
of late by new regulation fashioned after
those used In London. Among the reme
dial suggestions la that an ordinance be
passed by which every driver shall be re
quired to be licensed after he has given
evidence of his ability to handle a team of
A little while ago there appeared In one
of the solid New York papers a declded y
plaintive, not to say pathetic, letter from
a young woman, the gist of which was that
she was longing to meet a companionable
woman or two. She stated that she was
a stenographer and typewriter, who had
come to New York about half a year before
from a little town In Pennsylvania; that
she boarded In a house In which all of the
men and women guests possessed and de
voted themselves strictly to Interests of
their own, and that she had not a solitary
friend, man or woman, In all New York
to whose counsel or society i-he could re
vert In a blue moment and of these she
declared she had many.
The young woman's tter was simply a
voice given to the well-nigh Intolerable
lonesomeness of Mew York, it would be
simply trite to Say that there la no lone
eimeness like that of a great city were not
the thing so bitterly true that It merltt
the perpetual iteration It receives. At th!
hour there are perhaps more men auc
women suffering from the grievous nos
talgia of the great city than from anj
other dlseare on the Island of Manhnttim
The virtual Impossibility of mnklnt
friends tn New York In something helthel
contemplated nor understood by persoiu
who go there to make their home. It It
a simple fact, however, that nine-tenths of
the New Yorkers move in a vastly more
contracted social orbit than the resident
of any of the interior cities of the country.
To the young man or woman comlrlg tc
New York to make a atari the kniesoim
conditions are little short of appalling.
Such a one walks 'alone among thousand!
of chatterers. Imagining them all to b
happy and contented and provided with
scores of friends, Whereas, If the truth wert
known, even the majority of the chattereri
are suffering In their spirits from a loin
somenees that Is oppressive and abiding.
Particularly do those who come to the big
town from the smaller, neighborly places,
where everybody knows everybody else,
suffer 'from what might be called the In
voluntary ostracism of New York.
Tmmm U WSS Illr-ttSftf tO IIV f Wntt HkS
Jess I heard him tay that to you and
just after that he began to talk to me
about owls and their hablta. Philadelphia
"Some mighty smaht folks." said Uncle
Kben, "aln' amaht enough not to waste
delr time paradln' delr knowledge befo
folks dat can't 'predate it." Washington
"There comes our car. Let's go over to
"Don't walk so fast. If the motormftn
sees we are not In a hurry he Is more likely
to stop for us." Kansas City Journal.
"This," said Deacon Hammer, holding up
a glass of Ice water. "Is the drink for
me. I can't get too much of this."
"That's right," replied Hardase, "you
can drink an awful lot of it on the morning
after, .can't you?" Chicago Tribune.
"Americans," said the man of many
alarms, "are a ration of dyspeptics."
"Well." answered the Chicago beef mag
nate, "we are doing our best to keep them
from eating so much." Washington Star.
Cltv Editor (to new reporter) If a ten
story building would fall down, what would
New Reporter Write It up, of course.
'-Look at that man with 'the high hat
and .ack coat."
"Yes. By the way, that reminds me that
I've got to get eome castor oil."
''vteji. say, now gori mat nminu yvu. ui
castor oil?' .
"Oh. Just the bad taste of It." Detroit
Willie Say, ma, what's a "counterlrrl
tant?" Mrs. Schopper (snapplly) Most any ssles
person nowsdays Is a counterlrritant. In
Section Boss What la all that arguing
down the road?
Foreman Why.' the man operating the
steam roller Insists that we should call
him a chauffeur. Philadelphia Record.
SIGNS OF THE TIMES.
W. D. Nesblt In Chicago Tribune.
The janitor smiles In the friendliest way
And asks If there's anything else he can
The postman was pleasant when he came
said: "I am glad when I have mall
The cook says she doesn't want after
And "What are your favorite dishes?"
It's hard to decide what they're thinking
But Christmas is something Ilk three
The boy with the papers comes early at
And tucks them securely against the
The grocer's boy brings us our orders so
Wo cannot believe It was at him we
The officer, too, who is watch of our
Assures ua he's eyeing our house night
And never a burglar can work his beat
Well. Christmas is something like three
The office boy begs for some errands to
Old friends writ us letters from places
The waiter Inquires If our steak is well
And "If It's not right, then th chef gets
The grim elevator boy O, what a eh.nge!
TIs we who give orders, 'tis he must
Yes, everyone's rleaaant and !sn t It
Whtn Christmas is something Ilk three
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