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I71F OMAHA DAILY BEE: MONDAY AUGUST 15, 1904.
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GEORGE B. TZSCHUCK.
Subacrtbed In my presence and worn to
before ma this 1st day of August, A. p. lia.
I. nUll VIA A ail.
Just while we think about It How
about that paving plant T
A few more yacht rides and the new
secretary of the nayy will have found
hla sea legs.
The man at the bottom of the well
tried the fusion rope several times be
fore with disastrous results and he Is
decidedly skittish about trying it again.
The County Democracy captures the
Douglas county membership of the ex
ecutive committee of the democratic
state committee. This will be gall and
.wormwood to the Jacksonlan kitty.
Judge Parker Is going to retire to the
Catskills to take a rest If be tires out
this early in the game he ta likely to be
under the table before the last band is
Great Britain has annexed another
Island In the neighborhood of the British
West Indies. Trust Great Britain for
gobbling up' any ownerless territory that
may be found wandering at large.
An unusual display of meteoric show
ers in the heavens Is reported by the
Washington observatory. - It must have
been some of tho sparks flying from the
succession of fights in the vicinity cf
Some of the populist leaders are al
ready advising their followers to vote
only for the populist candidates on the
fusion state ticket and to let the three
lone democrats shift (for themselves.
This is co-operation.
Secretary of Agriculture Wilson after
a day trip through Nebraska declared
that he never saw more fertile fields or
mora promising crops. Secretary Wilson
know what he la talking about when he
talks about farming.
Speaking of ono of the fusion nom
inees for congress, the World-Herald
says that "Mr. La master la well known
throughout the First district" Mr. La
Master is so well known that the World
Herald does not know how he spells his
The exposure of the bunco a' game
which the water-logged statesman has
tried to play upon the people of Omaha
with his resolutions demanding the re
duction of the water rates has brought
forth a retort that lawyers would call
"a plain confession and avoidance."
The populist notification meeting for
Watson and Tibbies has been removed
from Madison Square Garden to Cooper
Union, presumably to get nearer to tbe
people. The fact that a crowd that
would fill Cooper Union would look lost
In Madison Square Garden, of course
has nothing to do wltfe the decision.
The antls have bwa hollering for
years for direct primaries but now thut
they have them they want a nominating
convention. The only thing that would
make them happy would be a. primary
and 'Convention from which all their
opponents were barred from participa
Every Bono bud prize winner getting a
t,COG quarter section at $1 an acre gets
his profit. u,t the Indians' loss. The
original plan of the president for dis
posing of these lands at competitive
public snle Would have accomplished the
same result aq fur as procuring bona tkle
settlors is concerned, and would 'have
been much fairer to the Indians.
The coiniiiraile weekly bank clear
ings table shows Omaha lai the decrease
column Viilh a shrinkage of a little over
10 per cent.. Tills Is not bud, however,
when actual cunlitious arc known,, as
the figures simply reflect the effect of
11. h packing Lyuae strike . at South
('uiulia. If we can only get the strike
t.'ttlcd Omaha's red letters la the clear-l.-.i
Iiouae taMe will quickly disappear.
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laMy He and Sunday, One Tear "
Illustrated Br. One Year J
Pnndny H-e. une Year ?
Saturday One Yar .. J f(
Twentieth Century Farmer. One Tear... 1-w
It Is stated that In his forthcoming re
port the commissioner general of Immi
gration will renew several of the recom
mendations that were embraced In his
report of a year ago. Terhaps the most
Important of these is the suggestion that
bureaus of information be established at
the more important immigrant stations
through which Immigrants could be In
formed as soon'ss they srrlved as to
localities where they will be moat likely
to obtain the kind of work for which
they are best fitted. There can be no
doubt that such bureaus would be of
great value, not only aiding the Immi
grant to locate advantageously, but pro
moting that distribution of aliens which
is so desirable. With such a system In
operation there is every reason to be
lieve that there would be fewer imml
grants locate In the large ltles and
consequently less complaint of conges
tion and colonization, long largely relied
upon by the antl-lmmlgratlonists. Bills
were introduced In both houses of con
grerrn at the last session to carry out this
recommendation, but no headway was
made with them. As there Is nothing
political Involved, it is probable that a
measure providing for the proposed
bureaus will be passed at tbe next ses
Another suggestion that will be made
Is intended to reduce the number of re
jections by the immigration officials at
the several ports and to save the would
be immigrants time, expense and dls
appointment For this purpose congress
will be asked to authorize the sending of
medical officers to the ports from which
the largest number of Immigrants sail,
so that the required medical Inspection
can be made before the lmmigranto
embark, instead of deferring it until their
arrival In this country. This Is also a
practical recommendation to which no
reasonable objection can be made. A
considerable number of persons are re
fused entrance to the country because
they do not meet tho physical require
ments and this la a hardship to them
which would be avoided by a medical
inspection before their departure for the
United States. The system would not
cause any additional expense to the im
migration service and it Is believed
would probably result in more efficient
Methods of this practical character will
have general approval, while proposi
tions for improving harsh and needless
restrictions are In favor with only a very
small minority of the people.
ABOUT CISCB PRIMARIES.
Two years ago the republican prl
mariea of Douglas county were carried
for David II. Mercer, backed by the al
lied corporations, by the Importation of
railroad graders from Iowa, distributed
so as to secure for Mercer a majority
of the debatable precincts. When the
delegates thus elected met in county
convention the Mercerites not only
named the delegates- to the congres
sional convention, but also put through
a legislative slate, with candidates
agreed upon by th,reorporatioTs.-v
.. When the .candidates -for tbe legisla
ture, had been declared duly nominated
Thomas Blackburn, Mercer's chief lieu
tenant read off a list of county, com
mitteemen of big own choosing and
rammed the entire list down the throats
of the convention. In defiance of all
precedent and common decency, the
rights of the representatives of the vari
ous wards to name their own commit
teemen was trampled under foot, and
South Omaha was not only dlsfran
cbised on the legislative ticket but not
a solitary member of the delegation
elected from South Omaha was put on
the county committee. Such a piece of
usurpation had never been heard of in
the political history of either county or
state. It la to this high-handed exer
cise of boss rule that Mercer's defeat at
the election must be largely , attributed.
Last year Blackburn's solid anti-machine
committee made, a1 grandstand
play at primary reform by adopting the
Jefferls rules for direct primaries. While
the basis of apportionment did not
wholly conform to the direct primary
Idea, it came as near the idea as was
practicable under existing conditions.
The rather, complex method of nomi
nations, however, through delegates,
who are simply so many dummies, to be
voted by the chairman In . conformity
with the certified election returns, was
admittedly superfluous. The executive
committee could Just as readily have
cast up the figures and proclaimed. tbe
result as a delegate convention whose
members were barred from all individual
choice or preference.
The first trial -of the Jefferls direct
primary rules resulted , in the nomina
tion of a mixed ticket .and the election
of a county-committee in which the so
called machine faction was decidedly in
the majority.' The antls predicted that
the- committee would at, the' very first
opportunity repudiate the. tdirect pri
mary system and go back to tbe old
system of delegate conventions which
had been so furiously assailed by Black-
bum. , -'
To their surprise, the committee not
only, adhored to the direct primary, but
made it more direct
The most rabid anti-machine man
must admit that the primaries to elect
delegates to represent Douglas county
in the last state convention by direct vote
and to choose delegates to the national
convention by a popular vote of prefer
ence were In every respect nducted
fairly and without any attempt to give
advantage to the caudldates or dele
gates of either faction. The selection
of Harry Brome, Gurdon W. Wattles
and Herman Aye was cheerfully ac
quiesced In. Ikes anybody doubt that
Blackburn would have led a double
heiulor to Lincoln If their opponents had
been successful? x
The same spirit of fairness and Im
partiality has characterized the action
of the county committee In calling pri
maries to lioiulnnte the legislative and
county ticket this fall, but Blackburn
and some of tho radical fuctk'i.lbts who
train with him want to make people be
lieve that It Is to be a cinch prlmnry,
prearranged to,!nure tbe supremacy of
the machine in the affairs of the party
In Douglas county. It Is charged that
the failure of the committee to provide
for a delegate county convention Is an
Infraction of the direct primary system,
when, as a matter of fact It simply
conforms to the Ideal of direct primaries,
namely, the nomination of candidates
hy the direct vote of the rank and file
of the party, without the intervention
of a bargain counter convention. It Is
argued, however, that the delegates
could not trade, because they would be
obliged to carry Into effect the will of
the party as expresesd at the primaries.
Then why elect delegates, and why go
to the expense of holding a convention
when the committee can perform all the
functions Imposed on the convention,
namely, the canvass of the returns and
the declaration of the result? In other
Words, what objection Is there to allow
ing the county committee to do this fall
with regard' to candidates for the legis
lature what was done by It without ob
jection from any quarter last spring, in
canvassing the returns of the prlmnry
election for delegates to the state and
It Is charged, furthermore, that tbe
resolution adopted by the county com
mlttee allowing members elected last
year In the odd numbered precincts to
hold over for another year Is a piece of
trickery, when, in fact it Is precisely
the system that has been in successful
operation In the selection of members
of the state committee for a number of
years past. Contrast that alleged cinch
with the congressional committee which
Blrckbum has carried In bis pocket for
the past ten years.
The assertion that the prpposed hold
lng over of the odd numbered commit
teemen assures a preponderance of the
machine faction In the new committee is
disproved by the following exhibit of
the affiliations of outgoing committee
Ward. Machine. Anti-Machine.
Totals fc 28 19
This shows that twenty-three machine
men as against nineteen anti-machine
men will go out this fall. The com
mltteemen of tho country precincts, who
will all hold over, are evenly divided,
seven to seven.
With these figures before them, can
falr-mluded republican see any cinch?
It is a matter of notoriety that Black
burn himself offered to allow the even
numbered committeemen to hold over
rather than the odd numbered. Why?
Because Blackburn happens to repre
sent an even numbered precinct Hence
"T A LESSON FROM ABROAD.
, That was a gloomy story related in a
London dispatch printed In our Sunday
edition regarding the unfortunate situa
tion of the dock laborers in that metrop
olis and incidentally the general busl
ness depression that prevails there. This
condition of affairs Is not confined to the
great city, though perhaps more acute
there than in other parts of England. A
previous report stated that throughout
the country men out of employment
whether skilled clerks or artisans or un
skilled laborers, are discovering that sit
uations are more difficult to obtain than
hitherto and throughout every trade and
profession increasing difficulty is being
experienced' in collecting money for
goods supplied or work done. Yet all
tbe while the cost of the necessaries of
life shows a tendency to increase.
"Charitable Institutions are In the depths
of despair, while stock exchange stag
nation is no longer heeded, complaints
having become chronic."
Various explanations of this situation
are offered, the most convincing of which
appears to be that under the present
fiscal policy England's trade has been
declining, her manufacturers, suffering a
loss of business even In the home mar
ket from outside competition. The
Chamberlain tariff reform commission
has stated on the authority of Iron and
steel ' manufacturers employing over 87
per cent of tbe labor In their line that
while the Industry has been advancing
rapidly in other countries it has re
mained almost stationary In England.
It appears that the Imports of iron and
steel products have increased 200 per
cent and the exports have declined 7&
per, cent and foreign competitors, pro
tected in their own home markets, have
made It the basis for the conquest of the
British market. It is said that the em
ployers very, generally are convinced
that neither masters nor men can expect
equality of conditions and fair play un
less tariffs are set up against tariffs and
the home Industries protected. Tins
view is unanimously endorsed by the
Chamberlain commission and manifestly
the industrial conditions give It great
There Is a very plain lesson In the
British sttuatinn for our own people.
Referring to It the 'London correspond
ent of the New York Tribune remarks:
"Americans ought not to lose sight of
these facts In casting their ballots in
the presidential election this year. Their
protective system has triumphed, the
British manufacturer himself being the
witness, and Its adoption In a modified
form can only be a question of time in
England unless the Americans them
selves come to the rescue of the lost
cause of free trade by restoring the
democratic party to power." Undoubt
edly the British manufacturers are
eagerly hoping that this will be done,
for although the democratic party, If
suocpKaful this year, could not at once
accompllah anything adverse to the pro
tective policy, yet the promise which Its
triumph would convey would doubtlena
have a more or less stimulating effect.
upon British industries. At any rste
the conditions that prevail In free trails
England ought to make a very decided
impression here favorable to the main
tenance of the policy he value of which
to our Industrial development and the
welfare of American labor has been so
Vice Presidential' Candidate Tibbies
takes much satisfaction in tbe fact that
the separate electoral tickets put up by
the populists and democrats in Nebraska
will enable the populists to ascertain for
the first time since 1805 Just how mftny
votes a populist candidate can poll with
out democratic -backing. There Is great
danger, however, that Tibbies', smile will
disappear when the returns come in.
President Roosevelt will make no
political speeches during the campaign
and Judge Parker also proposes to elimi
nate politics as much at possible. If the
two presidential candidates were to make
the fight alone we might have a national
campaign, without any politics in it
According to the newly established
democratic paper down at Lincoln "a
selection of better candidates to repre
sent the fusion party In Nebraska would
have been a very difficult task."" If so,
why the effort totpull off the poor sticks
In order to substitute ofher timber?
The International Brotherhood of Sta
tionary Firemen will hold its next con
vention in Omaha In MOO. This Is good
for a starter but we ought to have a few
more big national meetings pulled off In
our new Auditorium before 1000.
' I'nlll thm front Comes.
A - Chicago Tribune.
The public, nevertheless, may expect to
see something under the Esopua date Una
at frequent Intervals until November frosts
Where Opportunity Camps.
Four .towns bora In a day Is the news
from the newly-opened Rosebud reserva
tion. America Is still the world's synonym
Ihowlag Eiopui the Marble Heart.
Helping the Nebraska populists nominate
an Independent set of electors seems to be
about as pear "supporting" the Parker
ticket as Mr. Bryan can get. ,
Tribute to Roosevelt and Knox.
Judge Parker's correct opinion that the
way of curbing the trusts Is to enforce
the laws looks like an endorsement of
Roosevelt and Knox, as far as the reoord
IMtdlBgr the Proceaalon.
America makes more beer than Germany,
more caviare than Russia, la rapidly over
hauling Italy In the spaghetti buslneas, and
as for Dutch cheese, Holland is nowhere
in comparison with us.
Ruah to tho Wooda.
People whose buslneas it Is to watch
summer travel declare that never before
has such a large number of people gone
into the woods. This confirms the Im
presnion orlginalljt-made-by Judge Parker's
Chafed by Red Tape.
The new secretary of the navy doesn't
find the department organized on the rail
way plan. He has to go through long lines
of red tape to get information from his
subordinates. The. longer Mr. Morton holds
the navy portfolio the clearer will It be to
him that our government, Including the
humbug civil service. Is organised on the
line of perpetuating government situations,
Great field for real reform, Mr. Secretary.
Survival of tho Fittest.
Bill Barlow's Budget.
You wonder, sometimes, how It Is that
some men continue to climb the ladder of
employment while others freeze to the first
round. If on a payroll yourself, do you
try to earn your salary twice over, or do
you try to do as little as possible in return
therefor? Do you watch the clock? There
is a law of the survival of the fittest Zt
may not be of divine origin; but It is as
true as anything in holy writ. The day
will come when possible promotion will
hinge on how hard you have tried to hold
your Job, ( . '
NEBRASKA FUSION AND FVSIONISTS
Columbus Telegram: National politics
will be a quiet quantity In Nebraska this
year. With three electoral tickets in the
field the plurality for Roosevelt will be
close to 60,000.
FaJrbury Gazette: The republicans of
Nebraska have nothing whatever to fear
from the fusion stats ticket. It Is about
tho poorest excuse that has been put up
tn this state for a long time.
Gage County Democrat: The state con
vention may go outside of the democratic
party for candidate, but the voters may
vote for whom they please, when they go
Into the booth upon election day.
L- Papllllon Times: In spite of the efforts
of the republicans the populists and demo
crats succeeded in fusing on the state
ticket. Of course, there are a few dis
gruntled sore-heads who will talk bolt
and refuse to stay with the ticket, but
these we always have with us.
Beatrice Sun: The democratic state con
vention reaffirmed the principles of the
democratic party as asserted and defended
by Jefferson, Jackson and Bryan, and for
mulated Into a platform at St. Louis, with
the nomination of Parker. There Is noth
ing that is quite so clear and lucid as a
Fremont Tribune: We can't quite under
stand why the prohibitionists do not fuae
with the fualonlsts In Nebraska. Or If
that ean't be done, why do not the fualon
lsts fuse with the prohibitionists. There
are 5,000 votes that might com handy.
Who cares for principles, when It la votes
that are wanted. .
Fairfield Herald; The fusion of Nebraaka
populists with the democracy of Wall
street .and Tammany hall In support of the
gold bug candidate. Judge Parker, Is
fusion for office only and you can't make
anything else out of It. Populists who
wl; do that will do anything and It Is the
merest and shallowest pretense .calling
themselves populists. ,
Greeley Independent: The nomination of
Berge for governor fell like a wet blanket
on the democratic convention and although
It was ratlfled by them, many thought
that llolcomb, Stark, Sutherland or West-
over' should have been nominated on the
grounds that any of them would have boen
strong with the element which It Is neces
sary to have In the campaign to win.
However, we are of the opinion that Mr.
Berge's nomination, when the people be
come acquainted with Ma reoord, wUI be
satisfactory and that all those who were
so dlauppoliMid will be enthuslaetlcaJly In
line for tiliu. ,
ROIND ABOUT NBW YORK.
Ripple oa the Carreat of I I f la
Along Riverside drive, that beautiful
stretch of New York's moat fnehlonable
residential territory. Is one of the most
remarkable sights the metropolis affords
today a mile of empty palacea The New
Tork Press says this mile of empty palaces
stands In gloomy grandeur, frowning down
upon one of the most charming pictures
to be found f la the western hemisphere.
This picture Is mad up of a park, lovely
beyond poet's dream; a river, majeatlo as
the storied Rhine, snd mountain pal
isade, the scarred and rugged lines ot
which ar brought out In stronger con
trast by the richness of th forest growth
that crowns the hills.
Ten thousand promeunders wander along
the terraced walks of this delightful park
each day, stopping now and then to gaz
with rapture upon th wonders nature and
man have spread before them here. To
them there la nothing In all the city to
compare with this grouping of park, of
river and of precipitous hills.
Glorious as la the picture In light of
day, when the broad bosom pf the Hud
son bears a thousand craft that tell of
the llfe and energy of the throbbing heart
of the city further down toward the sea,
that at night Is grander. Then the park
and river and pallaadsd hill put on th
garb of fairyland. Lamps that mark th
pathways of the park appear like bended
pearls; the multi-colored lights of the river
vessels, changing, ever changing In form
as the craft move by, seem to give a ka
leidoscopic effect to the water scene, while
far across the Hudson tbe palisades' top
is set with a chain of electric brilliants.
A stranger who went along the parapet
In the park and, after looking out upon
the river and upon the hills, looked back
at the frowning, gloomy palaces, asked a
city man to explain the riddle of it all.
"United States Steel," replied th city
man. "I do not mean," said the city man,
"that the owners of all these magnificent
homes lost money In steel. Far from It.
I know of only a few of them having in
vested in steel; but I kflow, as every real
estate man knows, that the blight of
United States Steel Is on Riverside drive,
as it Is on a lot of other things. If you
wish to buy one of these Riverside man
sions I will soil one of them to you cheap.
Tou noticed, I suppose, as you came along,
the great number of 'For Rent, 'For Lease'
and 'For Sale' signs displayed. That tells
the story. Many men who formerly were
considered rich no longer can afford these
Riverside palaces. If you go through th
side streets on' the west side, where thous
ands of persons live In private houses, you
will see the same proportion of 'For Sal,'
and 'For Rent' signs. A private house is
too expensive a luxury for the average New
Yorker since the bottom fell out of steel.
He find It cheaper now to live In an apart
ment house or apartment hotel."
Pointing toward a handsome stone man
sion which is one of th features of the
drive In the '80s, he declared: "There
Is a house which cost nearly half a mil
lion dollars three years ago, when it was
built by one of the largest individual stock
holders In the United States Steel cor
poration and several other enterprises
which came Into existence with the advent
of the J. P. Morgan system of combining
Industrial properties. The owner of that
house Is one of a dozen reputed millionaires
in this city who have been burled by th
sudden and persistent dwindling of their
fortunes. Only a few days ago that house,
which was intended by its owner as a sort
ot monument to his name and as a horn
for hi children, was plastered with a mort
gage that will only be scraped off when
the mortgage is foreclosed. '
".If : . '
Inquiry and Investigation go to bear out
what the real estate man said. AlthougTT
there never was so many private houses
boarded up and closed for the summer as
there are now, there is high authority for
the statement that fewer rich New Yorkers
or men generally credited with being
wealthy have left the city this summer
than In any summer in the last twenty
five years. Fewer yachts are in commis
sion this summer than in a decade. More
big Wall street men are in their office
hustling for the sixteenth and for the
eighth than in a generation.
' Real estate men say the values of pri
vate houses have fallen all the way from
ten to forty per cent within the last two
years. In all Riverside drive there Is but
one evidence of activity, and that Is on
the block between Seventy-third and Sev
enty-fourth streets, where Charles M
Schwab, the former president of the steel
trust, is building his 16,000,000 home.
The tragedies of steel have not been told
and never will bo told. They are not con
fined to the 80,000 stockholders of the United
States Steel corporation. The various
branches of trade are so Inter-dependent
that when one great industry suffers all
feel the effect. It is for this reason that
all who have been hurt and all who have
had to practice rigid economies since the
collapse of steel charge th count up, as
does the real estate man, to United States
Th head of one of th largest realty
concerns in the city was told what th
real estate man referred to In th foregoing
had said and was asked bow soon, in his
Judgment, the growth of New York would
bring th private houses In demand again.
"Your real estate man." he replied, "laid
stress on the Riverside drive feature of the
situation and referred only casually to the
vast number of private houses vacant In
th side atreets; yet the side street feature
I more significant than the Riverside
drive. Speaking broadly, private houses in
Manhattan ar doomed. They hav been
doomed for a long time. The smash tn
Steel has hastened the day of their pass
ing by perhaps ten year a To the student
of realty tbe private house problem In
Manhattan has been a perplexing on for
a long time. Th remarkable developments
of the last eighteen months hav mado
this problem all th more complex and em
barrassing. In the section west of Central
parc there ar approximately 10,000 private
houses. I venture th prediction that
within three years apartment house or th
better class of flat will replace 2S per cent
of the structures, regardless of th fact
that all these private houses ar practically
Many proprietors of stores have bad their
telephones removed because, as they ex
plain, they degenerated Into a nuisance. '
"It Is surprising how many men will
hang up a telephone call a gracefully as
they do th receiver," ald a saloonkeeper.
"These sam. men would think It beneath
their dignity to ask credit for a drink."
A downtown storekeeper makes a point
of discouraging the ua of his telephone
from outside sources by a studious stupid
ity Jn answering calls. This discourage
the person at the, other end of the wire.
"I have to do It," he said, "to stop th
nuisance. Otherwise I should hav a thou
sand call a day from people who would
make a rendezvous of my store. "
Doe HI Owe Ifalaklo.
i New York Tribune.
The report that the United States Is
sounding the powers a to their attitude
In regard to Russian alsure prove to
b unfounded. Unci Sam doe not hav
to sk Europ what to think. II has
opinions ot his own.
epoch in vsb or rowt.
Tremeadoo Story ft Moderat ladoatry
Told ky Riklnlt.
The World's Work.
Th 8t. Louis fair tell th whole tremen
dou story of modern Industry. The power
born In the boiler house sweep from place
to place, and from building to building I
a gigantic war of energy. Six times
much power is lavished to run the Caxcadea
as was used In the whole Centennial ex
position. A trolley ear system Is main
talned. At night th fair I made a blase
of brilliancy, equaling S,fW,000 candles. Yet
enough la left from the S0.0CO horr power
total to maintain the steam and gns an
electrical mschlnea which exhibit In Ma
chlnery hall the flret great steps In Indus
try; to drlv other machine which make
till other machine; to keep In motion eon
veyor. drills, presses, motors and all the
automatic manufacturing marvels of a
Industrial age. The arrangement Is as elm
pi as th alphabet. One may start at th
boiler hous and learn, by proceeding tep
by step, through Machinery hall, through
the Electrical building, and then to the
other buildings, where the places of final
processes are In view, how any article o
modern use Is brought from rsw materia
In field or mine to fit the needs of man
All alone- th path are marvelous machine
Human labor U at a discount; human In
renultv Is supreme.
Tet the meaning of the power snd ma
chlnery exhibit Is not In this full picture,
The machines you se ar not an tne mn
chlnea of veaterda nor even the mn
chines of today. Th large fact of the
fair Is that many are the machine of to
morrow machines undeveloped when tn
Chicago fair was held, machines that th
Pan-American did not show, machines that
ar destined to work a revolution In in
The turbine is on of these. It Is a ma
chine that looks like a short section of caat
Iron water pipe, with sundry knobs and at
tachments, and a small electric generato
at one end. It is already a succeaa on
steamboats, snd now built for use on land,
SimpleT A cock Is turned which admits
Jet of steam at one end of tho cast-Iron
water rape. As the steam rushes through
the pipe, or Jacket, It pushes agalnar the
blades set spirally around a shaft witmn
which fits th Jacket very snugly. Under
the Impact of the (team that bladed shaft
begins to whirl till Its speed Is IJ00 revoiu
tions a minute. And, as the wheel of the
generator Is on the end of th shaft.
slnss a song that Is Ilk a continued high
Ditched siren note. One knows the steady
chug-chug of the reciprocating engine. This
little 1,500-horse power turbine makes so
little disturbance that on cannot tell
whether it Is In motion or not, except for
the note of th generator.
PRINTERS AND THB MILITIA
Patriotic Actios by the CoTaloa o
Kansas City Journal.
For several years ther has been a strong
feeling of hostility on the part or many
labor unions against the militia of the
various states. Some of the unions have
prohibited their members from Joining
militia companies. Others have compelled
members who already belonged to the
militia to withdraw from It. The main
reason for th unions' hostility to the na
tlonal guards of the various states has
been that the soldiers had been or might be
called out to repress strike violence.
At St. Louis last Wednesday a resolution
was Introduced at the meeting of the Inter
national Typographical union prohibiting
members of that organization from serving
In any state as militiamen or state guards
men. The committee on law reported un
favorably on the resolution. When It looked
as If sentiment against this unfavorable re
port might prevail, Delegate Anderson' pf
Macon, Oa., chairman of the committee on
law,' arose snd dramatically repeated th
Breathes there a man with soul so dead
Who never to himself hath said:
'This Is my own, my native land?" , .
The patriotism of the delegates was
aroused and by an overwhelming majority
It was voted to permit members of -th
union to serve ai militiamen.
Good for the printers! Their action will
be received with satisfaction by every lover
of his country. It Is Indicative of two faces
One Is that the printers are law-abiding
men who have no intention of committing
acts which may bring them Into collision
with the military power of the state. The
other is that, being Intelligent and public-
spirited as well as law-abiding, they know
what resources the state must have to
protect their rights a well as those of
others, and are anxlou that It shall have
all such needed resources.
The International Typographical union Is
one of the oldest and best established of
worklngmen's organizations. The best hope
of unionism lies In that fact that usually
the older a union gets and the moio ex
perience wt.h strikes It has, the mor sane
and conciliatory and the leas prone to bad
temper and violence it members become.
The newer unions and those composed of
the less Intelligent worklngmen could learn
something greatly to their advantage If
they would consider the way of the, loco
motive engineers and the printers and fol
low more closely In their footstep.
The Springfield Republican recalls that
Abraham Lincoln answered his notification
by letter and the response took only about
twenty newspaper lines. But we have ex
panded since those days.
No American ambassador has had such a
long career as Andrew D. White, who
began hi career a secretary of legation In
St. Petersburg during the Crimean war. He
I a capital writer snd ss a story teller
has few equals.
Governor White of North Dakota ha ap
pointed Edward Engrud of Fargo to be su
preme Judge, to succeed the late judge
John M. Cochrane, who died suddenly July
0, while the state nominating convention
wa In session,
The hook worm, or the germ of laziness,
which I causing the people of Porto Rico
n Immense amount of trouble, is being
studied by a major of the regular army. It
la suspected that lf the Porto Rlcans were
offered genernlly $1.M, Instead of 16 .rent.
for a day's work th germ would become
leas sctlve. '.
Daniel Decstur Emmett. the author of
the famous war song "Dixie," who died
recently In Ohio, was a soldier in the army,
and wa never In Sympathy with th con
federacy, though hla war song was adopted
by the south. It wa written before the
war when Emmett was serving In th gar
rison at Newport, Ky. He first enlisted
Of the many presents thst the king of
Denmark has received during hi long Ufa
ther I not on which he price mor than
crown of gold which wa given to him
on the occasion of hi golden wedding day
by th school children of Denmark- Th
crown I composed of golden corn ear and
clover ear. No child. It I Interesting to
add, was permitted to Mibscrlbe mor than
a penny toward it purchase.
Henri Sienklewlcs, the Polish noveilat.
spent a year In wandering and hunting
after hla student Ufa at Warsaw. Ills
house la filled with trophies of the rh.
and he la a collector o all kinds of curio
sltlea Th mmit striking object In his
Study 1 a huge carved chest with silver
mountings, which la niled with prtceleea
historical rellca, Including, among other
thlnga, ring and Jewel of famous royal
JIIGK rARKKR'S ACCKPTANCB.
New York Time (dern.): He tnlk a on
who. If raised to the presidency, would
lead the country In the ways Of Wisdom
and In the path ot peace.
Washington Tost (Ind.): We feel sura
that this deliverance will commend Itaelf
to all serlnua and responsible persons a
candid, dlgnlnd, patriotic and statesman
like. Bt. Louis Olobe-Demoornt (rep): Th
tamest and dullest speech of acceptance by
a candidate of a great rarty which ha
been delivered In a goneratlon Is that
which comes to the country from Eonu.
Washington Star (rep.): It ls"Vdlaai;i
pointing speech, disappointing to all who
hoped to hear Judge Tarker assume, a
definite tone on the subjects of interest,
whether they are republicans or demo
crats. Minneapolis Journal (rep.): There I
senrcely any comparison possible between
the Parker and the Roosevelt addresses of
acceptance. Any fair mnn rending both
must come to tbe conclusion that the re
publican candld.it has something to say
that he wants the people to hear.
Louisville Courier-Journal (dem.): It I
the voice of a democrat, of a statesman, of
a lender who, at a crisis when such servlc
seemed most lacking and was most needed,
has risen up to stay the worship of stfang
goda. and to conduct the people back to
the true altar of free government, th con
stitution. Chjcngo Post (rep.): From first to last
the democratic candidate does not give hi
party a single clearly defined, concrete po
litical issue. He does not advance a sin
gle argument to convince the voter that
his election and the success of hi party
thl year would be for the benefit of th
St. Paul Pioneer-Press (rep.): Judge
Parker is not entirely original in tils flat
assertion that he will not be a candidate
for a second term If elected. It la not
likely that we shall have a chance to see
this dlsclojmor tested, but It Is nevertheless
timely to remark that we seem to hav
heard something of that sort before.
Wasn't it Cleveland who also expred'
excellent sentiments concerning a second
Indlapaolls News (ind.): It is a calm.
sober, moderate and dignified discussion,
not so much of the issues of the campaign
as of the principles underlying them. There
Is no attempt to "answer" any one, and
least of all Is there any disposition shown'
to get on the defensive. What we have ia
a positive statement of principles from a
man who clearly believes that it is better
to prove your own case than to disprove
that of your opponent.
Chicago Record-Herald (Ind.): There is in
the production no suggestion of a genius
rising to a great opportunity. There Is In
It nothing of the eloquence of Mr. Bryan,
whos sentences would hav set the blood
of millions to tingling. There is no ring
ing keynote, no electrifying battle cry,
nothing that inspires on with a sense of
great accomplishment and of a lofty mis
sion in the speaker's party, and with a
spirit of fierce aggression toward the party
of the second part with which Issue' Is
Joined on a platform that reads much Ilka
New York Tribune (rep.): It is not con
servative, but negative. Making the moat
of the pose of Judicial temperament and
superior devotion to law, the candidate
runs away from any definite statement on
any vital issue before the country, di
vorces himself ss far as possible from the
democratic masses and seeks to convey th
impression that If he were elected the gov
ernment would go on about as now. He
reiterates traditional democratic platitude,
but when it comes to actual policies hJiaa
nothing' to offer But assurance that he Will' '
do no harm..
'Th mnn tvrin la anvlnu. A u ur
In print Is- usually th worst' sort of a
"Not alway. Sometimes he'may be the
" ; , v y. w,r.o man. 1 1 m may D an
advertiser." Philadelphia Ledger.
Stella Her hands show the marks of toll.
Bella Seamstress? "
Stella No I nrt.M.H .v Aneravman. 4 .
ew York Sun.
self, from a Tclne that has been In th
family fifty years or more. Doe It re
mind you of old times?
V ii i , I.J . , K l ..... i i tr .
It reminds me somehow of the times when
i j i i
The Publisher What we want is a story
that ends happily.
Th A 1 1 1 hlM Wall -Mw 1
. 1,. "t 1 im iierouie
get married in the laat chapter.
The Publisher Exactly. I said we
wanted a story that end happily. rhl.'a
flllan Tlv hnl .Tn.h vir--.1 v.. . ...
j - -. . ww".. . v inn y IJH.1U in
tattoo artist teow dollnra to sketch a tur
n 1 1 on hla arm ti n 1 i uw , - - .. 1 1 l .
, -" . . v. aV m oi, nttBliOU
Cyrus Well, ha should have known
was a skin game. Chicago News.
Lowell O. Reese In Leslie's Woekio
My daddy say that when he was -
Ner'run away from school to go "
A-lwlmmln n.irr m
To cut a ilukln', never failed
To dq as he was bid
(Well, maybe daddy- didn't, then . '
uui. imu mu say ne aia'.f.
My daddy orag a lot about
The way boy acted -when
H.e. w?" a by- eel but they muat
- ' P ' 1 " 1 1 1 1 1 1 .
"J aays he never dared to peep'
iM-npum me i-OKe dox lid
(Well, maybe not) but, anyway.
my gran ma say he diulj
I never tied a tin cn to
A dov's tHtl In m v
Say daddy. "An' I mr.er carved
My 'nlllala with a knife
In great big glarln' capitals . .
On the Liiani, lid"
(That what he told me ollumIy--j
ui gran ma say ne aia:)
I never cared for clrcuae . ,
An' bras bands an sn,h thlno-a' '
(Say honest! that's Jum what ha saldf)
lopa an aevii snugs,
never waited after hi.nl
To llr-k voinn other kid " ... V
(He aay he never, done- those' thing-
But ran'ma say he did!) - . -' A.
Savl but my mti'mn'i rhlahtv Imi
She knew mv flml.lv l,en
He was little runt, an' says,
He was a terror thenf '-
He say he never (But up non---- ,
The tlmea he waa a kid -
(I know I ought to b'llove him, but
j uia says ne aia:j ,, ,
Pimples, rashes, , eczema,
boils, headache, nervousness,
debility these are some of
the results of impure blood.
Medical authorities agree
that impure blood can be
made pure and rich. Your
doctor will tell you about
Bad blood follows constipation, snd
constipation follows s sluej-Uh liver.
Aycr's Pills sr liver pills. They pro
duce nstursl daily movements la
natural way. - .
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