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Cripple Creek has become the scat of
Life in tho Colorado coal mining
camps is not all thut it Is cracked up
The English Winston Churcbii! thinks
f coming over for an American wife.
Now who will htart tho bidding?
John Mitchell did not te the gov
ernor of Colorado, becanse the governor
of Colorado saw John Mitchell first
Are those leakages from the grand
Jury room conveyed through a clnch
plpc, or are they only a pipe dream?
General Reyes probably thought the
bluo parlor was a very appropriate plac
for the performance of his miaslon ln
In its first speed test the new cruiser
Dcs Moines displayed the true Iowa
Spirit b dolng a little, better than he
v i-i'uirai'E cm lieu iur. -. - --
Omaha Is not ono bit afraid of the
bowing lt will make in the present
year's resume. Nor docs it fcuf Inability
to do still better ln 1004. -
The called session of congress ad
journed Saturday. The regular session
of congress Is now open. The king Is
dead. Long live the king! ' ' ' '
K very year nouie publications advance
their special numbers a little farther.
In auother din-udo we shall bo receiving
New Year editions in time for our mid
Provost Marshal McClelland at Crip
ple Creek Hires tens ,10 censor all strike
news and to juil the .correspondents,
which probably Is tho greatest favor he
could do them. . .. , -
If the location of the republican na
tlonal convention is to be knocked down
to the highest bidder New Orleans
stands the' best show.' The Louisiana
metropolis Is ready to put up 1300,000
and guarantee a red hot tluie'Jn the old
- Some of the cardinals given financial
assistance by the (ate Tope Leo now find
themselves unable to reimburse the
Catholic treasury, and likewise In no
position to avail themselves of the Wall
txcet refuge, new Issues of watered
jock. . ' ;
The English novelist Hit a avers -the
amusements of the smart set would
make the angels weep. Other portions
of, her criticism, however, save us pain
by iudlcatlug'a judgiueut that precludes
the possibility of the angels ever getting
to hear of them, '; : L , .
It never rains but lt pours. Iu addi
tiou to the falling out of the two Ne
braska senators,; we now have the re
Ifort that Alouzo H. Cruzen and Tom
Cook, two famous Nebraska politicians,
have agreed to disagree and will here
after not speak as they puss each other
In' J'orto Rico. ' ,
This is a world of disappointment and
sorrow. When forme? Governor Drake
of iowa died the other day his wealth
wan estimated nt from fJ,0U0,0U0 to
$..,ins),tMH..- It turns out now that his
estate will. wot. net a$l.kN),4jU0 and
thereat his heirs .inuurn and weep big
tears, such as tlicy had' never expected
, A new word has Just been added to
the uii'utage of l'.HM. We ure Informed
by the Associated "res that the effect
of tho adjournment of the extra sesslou
of congress upon parties who were
nominated for military positions will be
dciuoto them to the rank held by
' them previous to their promotion. The
most prominent army officers who bad
been promoted to Im demoted is Major
Gvucral Leonard Wood
A U.UKSTION OF DlS:mMlKATtOlt.
The action of the railroad" cast of the
Mississippi in retltu'lng rates upou c-pr-tn
lit str-cl products Intended for exiwirt
hiu iintuinllv caumsl other innimfm--turers
to nsk for Tdinilnr consideration.
There Is mi association of irtanufiie
turcra, recently organinod, the purpose
of Which la to develop for tliomaelvea a
foreign market. At a meeting n few
days ngo the association had under con
sideration the action of the railroads In
regard to rate on steel product for
export mid decided to ask that similar
eoncesHlon le made on their products
froing to' foreign markets. It was as
serted that the reduced rate" on. steel
product i-onstjtute n, distinct discrimina
tion and Is therefore unjust and In con
travention of the law. It was further
dated that "It Is the common practice
of the transportation companies of the
United Mates to favor foreign countries
hi' the sale of their manufactured goods
iu the United States by making effec
tive rates on imported goods at from
50 to 73 per cent less than for goods In
Here is presented a matter which
should certainly' enlist the attention of
the Interstate Commerce commission
and it la gratifying to note that the
comiulsalou proposes at an early d.-ile to
obtain the views of representatives of
railroads and all interested shippers on
the promulgation ct .railroad tariffs on t
export and Import tratllc. It Is pointed 1
out Unit the commission lias always
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i.';.u iue upiuiuu, apu mis omciany so
flncM.ul liaf tli. law rolaitiKT 1 nilh.
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11CU11UU HI1U UlillK UI liiniin ni'lllU-S s
well to export anil import traffic as to U
domestic traffic. The commission says:
This requirement of the' law as re-
spectg export and import shipments' con- he said that "it miftht be well for the
tinues to be disregarded to a greater or opportunity to be offered for the repub
less extent, and it Is believed to be the licans to go on record and reassure the
duty of the commission to insist upon
its observance. To this end it is pro-1
posed to jrive general notice that from
and after January 1. 1WM. the comtuls-
sion win require the publication ana
flling of tariffs on xport'nnd imimrt
trafflc'the same as tin domestic traffic,
uuii-ss couviiiceu iuui tue ouiiffuuon to
uo so is not imposed by the statute."
The New York Joarr.al of Commerce
remarks that a number of . important should get into power."
questions are involved ln tb's matter, In common with republicans gen
the most important, perhaps, being the erally, the Ohio senator is entirely will
authority of railroads to regulate com- lng to discuss the tarllT question, con
merce, either among the several states
or w!tu foreign nations. That the
granting of reduced rates on steel prod-
uctg Intended for export is a discrlml-1
nation, not only against other manufac-1
tures that are exported but also against I
domestic Interests,' would seem to be I
too obvious to need argument. It is
no less unquestionable that the policy I
of the railroads ln favoring foreign
manufacturers by carrying their prod-
uctg inland from the seaboard at rates
rn.Mor.l.l. 1.. th.n r olu.ro-n.l 4nr
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uomesuc goous moving over tne same
lines Into the same Interior markets, isjvergence of opinion among republicans
an Injustice to the home producers
which should not btr tolerated. In both I question,- of course, that such couccs
cases there is. manifestly .discrimination slows would be helpful to the Islands,
against the. home market.-as well as I
contravention of. the law, or at any rate J
the decisions of the Interstate Coin-1
merce commission, which should not be
permitted to continue. The matter will
be taken up by the commission next
week and there ought to be no doubt as
to the result.
DVTT THAT BHul LD HOT US bniHKKD. I
The Omaha fire department may need
better equipment and better, apparatus,
but big engines, patent fire ladders and
new devices for fire flchting will not
prevent a recurrence of disasters from
explosion, and loss of life by exposure
iu uusuiu imuumgs. . uai is iucKiug
ana has Decn aemanaea lor years U
more efficient building inspection and
regulation and supervision of the ban-1
dllng and storage of explosive materials
whether In the ehape of nltro-glycerlne,
dynamitfymlnlng powder or -explosive
oils or chemicals
Ordinances for the better vrotectlon
of life and property by the creation of
an tnaiumfAl rt Arnlnalvaa havA rmiAO f
ti Ium intrrvincoA nm! amAthoi-aii in
-i4 .ii .iu i i
iu i j wuuui. n iui cjiumunuuiiv iuui
do not explain. bu on the contrary raise
the suspicion that undue pressure has
been brought to bear upon councllmen
i. i,.i. i i..
ij Lfaikitrv iiinivni cv m LitrtruuiiK iu-
spectlon and supervision. Vhere ,s the
The charter gives the couucil ample
power to provide by ordinance for the
Inspection of buildings and the regula-
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uon or mo storage anu iianuung or ma-
lenais mat create extra muaraous risks.
The charter expressly empowers the
council 111 section 118 to tenulate the
n.f.,wi ,, .,ln,nii,tnM -
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a ( 1 J nur Kill iv ijicbviiuc nuu irju-
late the thickness, strength and manner
of constructing stone, ' brick, wood or
other' buildings; the size and shape of
brick and other material placed therein
and to prescribe and regulate the con
struction and arrangement of fire es
capes and the placing of iron and me-
Ulllo shutters and door, therein and
thereon, and to provide for the inspec
tion of elevators and bolstway openings
to avoid accidents; to regulate the size,
number, manner ami construction of
halls, doors, stairways, seats, aisles and
passageways of theaters, tenement
houses, audience rooms and all building
of a public character whether now built
or hereafter to be built so that there
may be speedy, safe and convenient
exit 111 case or nre; 10 prevrui tne uuu
geruus Construction and condition of
chimneys, fireplaces, boilers and heatiug
appliances used iu or about any build
lug or manufactory, and to cause the
same to bo removed or placed iu safe
condition where tho same are cousld-
ered dangerous; to regulate aud prevent
the carrying on of manufactures dau-
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and to cause all buildings aud enclosures
as may be iu a dangerou state to Im
nut in a safe condition. Iu addition to
these M)wcrs the charter (section -IS)
authorizes th mayor aud couucil to
regulate the trauiortatku aud keeping
of gunpowder, oil and other combustible
. . . . ... I
ami explosive articles.
It cannot therefore be argued that
ample power Is not rested 111 the mayor I
Altai fnil1iC II in nlTi.nl all tlu nocessnrr I
protection to the community from tlte
recurrence- of aivldcnt by which lire
men's lives are sacrificed to Inexcusable
neglect. H-ohotild not be necessary for
the mayor and council to wait for the
verdict, of the coroner's jury, called to
investigate the circumstances under I
which the four pi 11a lit firemen lost their
lives recently, with n view to ascertain
ing where the responsibility is to be
Their duty is plain and cannot I
be shifted or avoided
rut; PHiLirnsB tamtf.
The (iiiest ion of legislation regarding
the tariff on Philippine produotH coming
to the United f tates may occupy . a
prominent place -in the attention of con
gress, the regular session of which be-
gins at noon, todoy. A bill has already
been Introduced by Senator Lodge
Which proposes to admit nil articles the
growth or product of the islands free
of duty, except sugar and tobacco, upon I
which it is provided in the measure that
rm per cent of the duties of the Dlngley
law nhiill be collected. Senator Foraker
of Ohio Is reported to be In favor of
legislation of this kind. He is quoted
saying that he believes there ought
le free trade with the Philippines, as
there is with I'orto ltico, and as express-1
lng the opinion that the senate will at
l,mo, i.in .i..in,, rata
tarllT. Oil tllR Dl'OdUCtM Of the lHlaUUS I
n,i,i. I ,i 1 1 flkla iiniiitpi- 11a 1 1 . 1 i L- a b 1 1 , n I
measure should be passed this winter
nnd In-reply to the objection that it
might lead o a Kcnerol tariff debate
country, on tne eve or a presidential
election, that its iolIcy in congress is I
to preserve the Industrial stability which
has been established under republican
legislation, it luigiit not nun us, saiai
Mr. Foraker, "to let the democrats tflve
nn object lesson of what they would do
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i nic tniui, u me "j i-i umuui
inuustrieg, causing tue siniuing uown oi
plGiits and idleness of labor, if they I
ttdcut thnt with the abundant facts at-
testing the splendid results of repub-
lican . policy the effect upon the public
nilhd could hardly fail to be of groRt I
advantage to the republican party. Cn-1
questionably there arc many, at least In
the rank and file of the party, who will
concur in bis view that now Is a favor-
able time for discussing that question.
particularly as the democrats appear de-1
termlned to make It an issue In tho
presidential campaign. As to tariff con-
Poaalnna nn ri.ninnino ,ir,wl,...t hnw.
ever, as proposeu in tub JXKJgo uui, ai- i
Is to be expected. There can be no
hut domestic interests properly demand
and. elrrruhl receive consideration. Tho
probability Is that there will be no
i 'innppine tanrr legislation at this ses-
A. i-oBiilf nr fhn tv.flutlr.n l.oi,l
last week at Hutchinson, Kan., by Judge
I'rout of the Interstate Commerce com-
mission It was conclusively shown that
(the Hutchinson & Arkansas River rail-
road, which exists on paper merely, has
obtained concessions from other roads
for shinments of salt that the road did
not pretend to haul, to the detriment of
the. independent salt operators. Judge
i-rout oeeiaeu mat sucn rcnaies were in
violation of the interstate cemmerce law
and ordered them to be discontinued.
But what will Judge Trout's order
amount to so long as he is powerless to
enforce lt and punish the offenders?
I come members of the Commercial club
nd especially the member .of its ex
I ecutlve committee are awfully sensitive.
They cheerfully take credit for every
enterprise and every movement that has
nromntpd thA nrnsnprltir and crnwth nf
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Omaha, but they resent any suggestion
lor juiproeunriu nu uuy jiniuiuuuu
that "'d create the impression that
I tliA clnh hn In nnv Instance failed tn
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take advantage of opportunities for P-
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growtn or umana, odiivious or tne raci
that no reforms have ever been brought
about without agitation. '
introduced a bill
werf and miuirlllg tue War de.
ptt"menc 10 ereCl 'lloU8 u 8UU"
Btantiul residence buildings on the site
of old Fort Omuha for the commander
ami stuff rHc.r of tho mlllturv rlpnnrr.
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..lA mm V. t 1 a 1 . I c mm . . . ft .,sA hi 111 . v n
jujr. nuue 1U.--UBUJC win ujr iiu
means restore the old fort to its original
function and cannot ln any event bring
the omV-era and garrison of Fort Crook
1. t .f., ilk ti.. i,..l"' iihj min inai 01 mr. Aturicn 01
"lu ' U,U,,B
of mautt( ur dt,ZenS wUl PPc-t
tue proposeu cuunge. iu a nntsneil,
small favors thankfully received.
KlL'htv witnesses have been cited to
appear before the coroner to tell under
oath what they know as to the circum
stances under which four members of
tue flro denartment lost ' their lives a
...w,u . -ivby it should take eiirhtT
wllne8SOB t enlighten the'eoroner's Jury
when twenty witnesses, or ten, could
nrotuiblv have furnished all the nrocur-
- - - -
able information Is inexplicable.
"There Stands staaaarhasettsl'
New York Tribune.
In at least one state of the I'nlon a su
premo court ha. decided that an elector
cannot be sent to prison for an alleged
I felony in offering his vote for aala to ths
highest bidder. Notwithstanding that, the
purchaser may be punl.hed aeverely.
iu the law cf that commcuwedllb.
Death Claims nn Ideal Star.
The world of reveront art may well
mourn the dc.it b of Joawph Mayer, former
I burk'omaater f Oberamiueigau, who was
the Chrlstua tn the pnselon play for three
successive d?cades. and whose technical
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rierfeetlntv Mi fnnlr1if.it nv Ills nscetlc life.
The d,aUlm of llie Bavarlna villagers
who rresTve this dramatic tradition
worthily la a perennial flower In a sordid
and squalid desert of liletrlonlsm.
tlty Seised for llelit.
The spectacle of a city of lO.tltiO Inhabit
ants seised for debt Is not a common oie.
anil It la snmnthlnrr the'nennln hone never
to repeated. The t nlted States doesn't
want that kind of cities.
More Daslness. Less Talk.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Speaker Cannon Is accused of being an-
other csar of the house. Chances are,
then, that the house will get something
done. Bomethlns has to be done when
most of our forms of government consists
of a' debating society.
t'ollape of Financial Balloons.
Springfield . Republican.
The trust promotion movement Is faring
worse and worse in the stress of tittht
money and another loss of public confi
dencc. During November, according to the
New Tork Journal of Commerce, large
'"corporations In the eastern states fell
cor(le(i of njr month ,n four y(,ars Th9
experiences which the trusts already or-
ganlsed are undergoing Is not helpful for
a luriner extension of the comb nation
movement at present.
Farmers Make the Xatlon.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
During the last fourteen years the bal
nnre cf tradA In fnvnr nf tho farm nrn.l. I
uct, 0f the Vnlted States was 14.80G.OOO,ooo.
In other products during the same period I
lno uince trade against tins country
I k lOlT nnA AAA ... 1 . .
ineoe ngurea are irom ine
secretary of agriculture, who adds that
"If ! Ih. i. I
Alr-n l,Mit.n1 , rrk. -. i i . . I
inn nrv uuiailia UI 1
td0 ln our favor, amounting to $3,941,000.-
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skill and enterprise of American tll'era of
the soil. I
Sample of Hare Hatred.
New York Independent.
mere rocs back.' tc. connvn fmni f)i
Fourth district of Louisiana the Hon.
rnranor Brasraie, whose residence Is
""cnc. e wish he could be made
, BPfnat Te ded. wUThe col
people wished to erect a hhrh sehnni in
tht city a few months ago, that it should
"n wod. .nd when a committee,
consisting of men whose names we can
give, visited him on the subject, he de-
clared that no such .school should be built
or operated in the town under any consld-
eration. They hud the lard purchased
years ago, and the lumber was on the
Aldermanle Graft Checked.
In 1790 Franklin bequeathed 13.000 to Bos
ton. The Selectman a .1 V. t
were made trustees. When aldermen S
ceeded the selectmen they assumed the
rl6"nt t0 dispose of the fund, which has
,ra ,wv. on their attempting a real
estate deal with it Mayor Collins annealed
to the supreme court of the state for in-
sirucuons as to the execution of the will.
Th court has ejected the aldermen rmm
tne fund and' later, win ail the vacancies
T OR"1- A different kind of
derm.nin hk.... . .
.taii.t-i t. oenfvo,ent'y
.rua savings ana the
- v.... ...in. ln a aay of almost unt-
, rrart Mayor Collins' course Is con-
picuous by Its exceptionality.
Rich Men's Children,
: New 'York Times.
ir. varnegie IS not always nrnfnnnA In
his generalisations, but he Ja never dull
r.nd rarely uninteresting. In his speech
at the dinner of the St. Andrew ocie nn
ove'"n ': "i pity the son of
r,cn man. rne child of a millionaire
can never know tho true meaning of ' a
'""""" i uere is a great deal
mrilhali hhJI .,L. tt ...
I Of 86ntiment In thl hnmolo aiaAM...
the speaker's own experience. Th
or ran men are usually envied, but more
often tney nre to pled. The social
I, t, - k"rt "hna,n 1fm ,an moBtly
ful service in life and deprive them of the
I Incentive of ambition to be anything other
,nanr lne on r their fathers. Their
; . w concentrated and intense
S STil- h.sL'wT'
guisn meraseives ly the . full utilisation of
I "lc,r ppnunivies are conspicuous by rea
son or oeing exceptions to the rule.
x-resioenr. uiax or Mexico announces
his Impending resignation as regularly as
Ume. Fattl appears on her farewell tour,
John W. Bookwalter of Ohio has been one
of Bryan's ataunchest supporters, and now
I Bryan suggests him as the democratic can -
I didate for the presidency. Poor Book-
Senator Bailey declares the presiding of
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jnterferenco with the senate." He evidently
thinks speaker Cannon Is not much more
I Boy desDeradoes In Chicaro. bov hnririnr.
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SSS SS Tatd
alarming twentieth century tendencies In
the rising generation.
William Homer Leavltt, William Jennings
I Bryan's son-in-law, has decided to locate
lat Humanaville. Mo., and to run for con.
l" there as a republican next year. Re-
Port, have it that Leavltt need, the money.
"During the past autumn the atmosDhere
of Wall street wa. ono of gloom." say.
a Wall street circular. "But out on the
I prairies of the west and down on the cot -
I n plantation, of the south the skHs were
I , ... . ... .
I cieox ani ine air run 01 invigorating Cheer-
fulness. The agriculturist 1. the real cap-
itallat and aristocrat. He ha. brought out
I of the earth thl. year enough to pay losses
I ln stock, twice over."
There Is not a more athletic figure in all
Khoa, ,land. He u alwfty. tralned down
to fighting weight; hi. step is always quick
1 and la sua as a boy's; his bearing that of
la muscular man. Bo easily active and un
consciously strong Is the Rhode Islander
tlmt thero to a fascination In wiUeiilng him
on iub aciiKis uuor. 1 no kith aaiu o
d in nia oevouon to tno ancient game or
"Jadum" Bede, the new representative
from Duluth, has linguistic as well as po-
luteal attainments. He ha. an eloquent
a "uie of the Swedish lar
which hi. popularity
has also picked up
nguaae, which Is
I decidedly useful In campaign tima. Mlune-
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sola ha. numerous Swedish voters. In
Washington this winter Mr. Bed4 Is putting
in all his spare time studying the pure and
Mark. Nathan of Chicago, the "scrapiron
king," wboae will has Just been tiled, left
provision for the erection of a synagogue
In Jerusalem. He also left iustructlon.
that land b purchased In the Holy City
and dwellings erected for the free housing
of ths families of the poor and deserving
Jews. Out of the total fortune of $1J0.0U,
made ln the buying and selling of scrap
iron, Mr. Nathan bequeathed i,6o to char
ity. The amount named for expenditure In
Jerusalem was tli.0v. An equal sum was
st aside for the erection of a Jewish ho.
pital or asylum for Jewish, orphans.
ROIAD A HOI T 1SKW YORK.
Ripple the t'arrent of I.lfe la the
Mr. Ernest Poole of the I'nlverslty Set
tlement contributes to World's Work a
graphic description of New York's "lung
block.-' a tenement district famous for Its
mortality record. "In nine jears," he
writes, "it has reported St cates of con
sumption. This block, bounded bj- Cherry,
Catharine, Hamilton and Market streets,
has 478 Inhabitants per acre. Between U90
and"l!o(i Its population Increased 65 per
cent., and this one block houses more than
3.000 persons. On tho east tide of it alone
there are eight saloons and several houses
of a worse sort.
"One of the tenements Is the 'Ink Tot.'
In tho front and rear tenements I found
140 Irish and Italians, Including twenty
three babies. I give something of the his.
tory of a single room in the 'Ink Pot.' In
lv.'t a blind Scotchman slept there add
took consumption. Ilia wife and his IS-year-old
son both drank. The man died In
tho hospital. A few months later his little
daughter took the same disease. At last
she too died. The mother and son moved
away. In this -vile, dark room the germs
lived on. They might all have been killed
In a week by sunlight, but they can live
two years In darkness. One year later, In
October, a Jew rented this same room and
slept In the same dark closet, lie too was
infected and died In the summer. The
room was rented again In the autumn by a
German and his wife. She already had the
disease and died later in the hospital. Then
an Irish family came in. The father was
sober end hard working. 81k months later
he took the disease and died In 1901. This
is the record of onlv one room for soven
years. In this rear tenement alone I found
twenty such closet, wln?ow'ies bedrooms,
mer. are aw.. oar rooms in me city
The biggest automaton ever constructed
,!,, i -w. a ,!,,. n
fPCt h'lgh and made of .g.t,,,, lt was'the
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laeaign or tne enterprising mercnants to
Uv. o - , f,.
: ' ,, , ... . H:
uuiiuing auinoriiiea insisiea on a nre-proot
Santa Claus. An Idea of this old fellow's
slse can be gained by his boots, which are
52 inches long and 23 Inches wide. His
knee joints are 85 Inches from hi? feet;
his chest measure !s 18 feet. When he
raises his arms he can reach 12 feet with
out stretching, and , about his hands are
42-Inch gloves. Ills eyes are blU4 and
laughing and are six inches across, while
nls no8e u B" of nlne lncnes ,on- Inside
ranen'et "Ht keeps his arms and heau
busy. When he catches children looklng-at
him he grins broadly and then he n inks. .
Four futile hours' were spent one day
last week by a ponderous, board of inquiry
In an effort to find out Ju.t how. tho pttent
medicine crank reached the pivalUent
through a supposedly. Impenetrable wall
of 600 policemen In New York. Nearly all
the captains and lesser officers proved to
be past masters ln the gentle art of "pass
ing the buck," as the science of f hlfllng
the blame Is known ln police cln:ies. "I
did not regard," said Inspector llrooks.
"Demlng's appearance or the fact that he
carried a satchel as In the least auspicious,
The testimony sounded funny to fcpectators
who had seen Demlng. He lias whiskers
like a Rocky mountain billy-goat and would
pass muster in no gathering outside of
zion City or a country conrentiori In the
time has been released, but some police
captain Is sure to go to the block. It Is
certain that the oresldent was much an.
gered over the affair. When the crank
handed him the envelope Mr. Roosevelt
turned to Commissioner Greene and arked
"How is lt possible for anyone to Lend
me an envelope?" v
Uncle Sam has seven women Inspectors
at the port of New York to make things
aisagrceaoie ror women who would smug
ale. v hencver a paisenger ship arrives
I there Is a woman inspector at llie gang.
I I m .
i pian. ir me vessel ia one oi tno Dig,
I iu-,nit1a t II nail i hur u r a t-r rtw i ma 1'ha
women Insnectors do their work as uuietiv
possible. Sometimes tearfully, hut oft-
ener in a state of indignation, the woman
who Is suspected of trying to smuggle
follows the Inspector up the gangplank of
the steamer that has Just arrived and Into
stateroom, where the thorough search
of her clothing usually brings to light val
uable articles that are dutiable. It is usu-
f.JS "JT'OZ" 2?
milliners and fancy goods dealers.
Provincial visitors who laughed at New
York becauaa It still hung to horse cars
have ono less morsel to roll under their
tongues. They have taken the nags off the
Fourteenth street lines and substituted the
underground trolley. The gibe la still good.
1 however, for there are yet 1,600 car horses
I on the cross-town lines. Apropos of
1 Intra-mural lines August Belmont, presl
dent of the Interborough Rapid Transit
company, said today In regard to a report
that a trial and inspection trlp was soon
to be made In the new subway tunnel that
the report was untrue and that no trip
would be made for at least a month. The
work In the tunnel Is progressing, but it
will be some time "before tho tracks are
, . . .
The Pennsylvania Steel company has
completed Its bond for the 15,000.000 con
tract to build the superstructure of the
1 Blackwell s Island bridge. The work Is to
I be completed by January 1, 1907, under
heavy penalties for a failure to do so
Tho company ha. already begun work on
the steel beams at Its, shops. The new
bridge will be nlnety-cn. feet wide, with
four trolley tracks, a broad driveway,
1 without sny obstruction and ample prome
I nades for pedestrians on tho upper floor,
I t-A . - . . 1 . (h. YT.. -.
I 'v hiv- mo
river at high tide.
NEW IDEAS IV CHIRCHES.
Marked Tendency Away front Severe
The new edifice belonging to the First
church Christian Scientist dedicated in
New Tork last Bunday Is unique among ail
the churches of that city. It cost $1,185,000
-nd la already wholly paid for.
1 . Thl. churcn la tne oiuest inrisuan bci-
enco organisation In New York, having
I been started In 1S86 by Mrs. Augusta K.
Stetson of Boston. It. construction L note-
I worthy, since, besides having one of the
i largest knd finest electrically equipped or-
gans tn the country, It is replete with read-
I lng rooms, reception rooms. Including thirty
I "treatment" rooms, with many other rooms
for members and visitors. Besides this, lt
i ..... . . . ..
I I. provided with three elevator., and all is
I expensively decorated
The tendency of our churches 1. to de
part further and further from tins severe
old furnlHhlngs. In Jersey City there la a
1100,000 church building, which will be called
tho "People's Palace." It Is Congrega
tional, and it. pastor. Rev. John L. Scud
der, say. that lt I. to bo provided with
bowling alley., rtne ranges, a tneater,
ball room, an armory and gymnaalum, to
gether with accommodations for many
mora amusement., and on tne root there
will be a garden for summer recreations.
"Tho devil must not monopolise all the
Innocent good things," he says.
A church - with- hotel 4 accommodation.
wtsuld sm to be next In order.
Tags' U JJ
What was the matter with this maa? Ask your
doctor. He will tell you that the man's blood
was impure. Just as soon as the Sarsaparilla
purified and enriched his blood he was en
tirely cured. See that your blood is pure.
Consult your own doctor about this.
WAIJ, STItlCET A.U lift WOKJ.
Lameatatlon f.reeteil rrlih Serene Ia
filtTerenee In tho West.
William Allen White in Collier s Weekly.
Fifteen years ago in the west, a land
boom swept men oft their feet. It was a
borrower's boom. Men seemed to grow
rich who had earned nothing and saved
nothing, but who had borrowed much.
Men did not borrow of their neighbors, for
their neighbors had nothing to lend; the
lender was In the east. The goose kept
laying the golden egg In the sunrise.
The "company of eastern capitalists"
sent out a young man who knew Just about
as much about real values of western land
as a pig knows of a holiday, and the
young gentleman distributed the funds of
tio "eastern capitalists'1 over a territory
adjacent to his big gold sign, with almost
Judicial impartiality, to the first BOO people
who came Into the office. Millions of
eastern money was sown thus in the Mis
sissippi valley. It fell on stony ground.
And then the boom collapsed, and for
two years, while the notices of sheriff
sales were running In the enterprising
newspapers in the little towns aforesaid,
the relations between the east and the
west were Intimate enough, though rather
unhappy. There followed a time when
those who had been participating In th
borrowers' boom were trying to find out
why thsy were not rich on other people's
money. They got the wrong Idea about
11; thought that eastern capitalists who
were trying to collect their dues were
really trying to wring hard-earned profits
from an honest yeomanry, and things were
snlcl on both sides which should be for
gotten; because a man Is no better for
recalling that he Is a fool and no hap
pier for recollecting that he was called a
And then came a season of exhaustion.
It occurred shortly after the statute of
limitations had run on certain debts. For
apparent reasons, the west ceased think
ing of Wall street and Wall utrcet forgot
the west. And ln 1897 each section of tho
country became concerned in its own pros
perity. The east discovered the fountain
of financial youth at which lt could, and
did, water Its languished stocks, and the
west discovered alfalfa and kafllr corn on
the fodder crops, and some Important
mines of gold and silver and iron and coal.
With the discovery of the upland fodder
crops the possibility cf crop failure was
eliminated, and tho prairie people grew
rich after their standards. And with the
opening of the mines the mountain dwell
ers waxed fat. The whole' west began to
put money In its banks. Western banks
grew. Tlie deposits "per capita" roue to
an extravagant figure.
The tanking problem In ihe west now
Is not to get the money In, but to get it
out. Wuitern banks are constantly re
ducing the rate of interest paid on time
deposits. A wise and reliable Lorrower Is
more welcome at any western bank win
dow today than a heavy depositor. ln
the country, town where this la written,
an average prairie town of less than 10,000,
tho banks hold nearly 40 per cent of their
deposits In cash .or their equlvklent. They
ao tnia r.ot from clolce, but from neces
The west has no particular animosity
toward Wall street now. Too many west
erners have gone out to lunch with the
crowd on lower Broadway In the last five
years for any ugly feelings to linger In
the western heart. But so long as the
gentlemen who have paid the seors fo
these lunches are not In absolute want, the
west will feel toward Wall street a feeling
of sweet and unruffled Indifference.
Tlmes Have Changed and Corves Go
Detroit Free Press.
In the early days of railroading there was
little regurd paid to the geometrical propo
sition that a straight line 1. the shortest
distance between two points. The study In
economy was as to the cost of construction
and the conformation of the country tra
versed had most to do with the selection of
a route. Tracks were laid through valleys,
around mountain, and so as to skirt Inter
cepting lakes. The necessity of a deep cut
was deplored, a tunnel was gross extrava
gance and a bridge of considerable dimen
sions was the cause of much talk and hesi
tation among the directors. In later years
the saving In time and the facilities for
rapid traffic have made the original cost of
building a minor consideration. The aim Is
to save every, minute possible in the de
livery of freight and to give passengers the
quickest transportation available. The roads
Moderate price. Correct performance.
Lasting quality. ;
44 The Terfeded American Witch." n' ttlustrtel book
of interesting infornuUion about viches, will be sent
free upon request.
American WtUhjun Witch Company,
Finely fitt4 feet lurniah the father or family no feo4 for fault
finding. We fit feet famously.
Five and Three-Fifty.
r'ed different remedies without relief. I
then tried Ayer's Sarsaparilla, and beforo
I had taken half a bottle 1 Wat entirely
cured.' M. A.YV'ALL, BenOey Creek, Pa,
i. 0. Atm O., Levari, Ma
bore through mountains or climb them by
grades that were formerly considered pro
hibitory, tunnel under rivers or bridge
them, and refuse to admit that there Is any
barrier of nature which they cannot over
come. There Is a single half-mile of track
on a division of the Pennsylvania system
that cost It over $1,000,009 In repairs because
of the shifting character of the soil, but
rather than deviate from the most desirable
course the company solved the problem
with solid masonry.
What mighty feats of engineering can V
accomplished under the Impetus of this de
termination to have the shortest and best
route, In shown by the Southern Pacific. It
has constructed the Ogd.n-Lucln cut-off,
the nunie Indicating the terminal points.
Thirty riiles of this Is trestle work, span
ning Great Sale Lake, and seventy-two
miles Is on land. All the more difficult por
tion of the work has been completed and
the result will be a straight, comparatively
level stretch of road. This called .for sn
enormous outlay of money, but the wisdom
of lt appears in the fact that the whole
work of construction will pay for ltsalf in
nine years, counting upon the current busi
ness as a basis. The cutting off of forty
five miles Is In Itself a btg item, but It la of
still greater importance that the heavy
grades to be taken on the old Una have
been eliminated, saving time, machinery
and danirer. The improvement serves
exemplify modern railroad managemt1
which seks to reduce to a minimum ths
cost of the most cfllclont service and which
has called out the possibilities of engineer
ing beyond anything that had beforo tested
WAIFS OF THE WITS.
"Don't you suspect that this sensational
prenclier uses religion as a cloak?"
"Worst, than that," answered the con
servative clergyman, "he uses It as a circus
tent." Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Wife Uefore r.-.irrlage a man Is known
by the company he keeps.
Husband And after?
Wife By the clothes his wife wears.
Town Topics. t
Kthcl It is too bad that I know only
Edgar Well, Ethel, you talk such an aw
ful lot of that. Detroit Free Piess.
"lie has tho true artlftlc Instinct."
"How does he show ltT
"He always asks more for ids pictures
than anybody Is willing to give." Cleve
land Plain Dealer.
Friend Cheer up, old man, you're not
Invalid No, and I'm not going to die.
, Friend That's the way to tnlk.
Invalid Yes. I heard the doctor, quar
reling today as to which, of. them should
perform the' autopsy, so' I've 1 decided to
fool 'em.--Phlladelphla Press.
"He's mean. Is he?"
"Well. I should say so. He borrowed 15
from' me and then bad the nerve to say as
be went out: 'A fool and hi. money are
soon carted.' " Cblcago Post
"I riippose you heard that dayboy whs
taken suddenly 111 this morning snrt llel
this aftenoon,", said the first suburban-
""No!" replied the other. "Weill Well!
Cshered Into eternity, eh? By the way.
that reminds me, have you got the furnace
fire going at your house yet?" Denver
One f.ay as she cearched through the attlo
Where boxes and bundles were plied
She stumbled on many an heirloom
And often she pensively smiled. ,
She looked In an ancleht plush album
And sighed as she put It away
With Its pictures of friends she d. forgotten
For many and many a day.
She fondled a ragged old dolly
That once had been dear to her heart;
There were tears In her eyes as she
dropped It ,
To pull a big bundle apart
Then, auddenly holding up something,
Rhe giggled, her cheeks were aglow;
Bhe wa. gazing, shame-faced, at the
She blked ln ten summers ago.
.. Butt In, no matter where you are;
Don't wait to be Invited.
Nobody's waiting for the ship -That
has not yet been sighted.
Butt In, no matter 'bout the time,
The plaoe, or kind of weather; ,
And do not linger for the gang
That waits to get together.
I'.utt In, no matter 'who's around,
Or who la doing ths talking.
Don't wait for anybody's rig,
Or you will do the walking.
Butt In, get busy, keep It up;
Don't wait, or you'll regret it.
The man who lingers for the plum
You bet will never get It.
Butt In. no matter what they say;
You needn't stop to worry.
If vnu don't butt the othsr mart
111 butt you In a, hurry.. .
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