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TOE OMAIIA DAILY BEE: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1904.
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(Seal.) N. B. HUNGATE,
One session of the legislature has made
the water-marked statesman a great
lawyer In bis own estimation.
Senator. Fairbanks' presence In West
Virginia would naturally call for a re
turn visit on the part of Mr. Oassaway
Tom Taggart's forecast of democratic
victory In Indiana Is not likely to cre
ate the slightest ripple of excitement at
American naval gunners are practl
clng firing at night now. Twentieth
century naval battles will hereafter be
a continuous performance.
, Co.n.l Wllllnm Jennings Bryan has
at last found an appreciative audience
in the Interparliamentary Junketeers
who are crying, "Peace, peace," when
there Is no peace.
Campaign ' orators w&o are afflicted
wfth tie, jockjaw will find uO effective
cues if they go into wl storage for one
week In one of the Sdntlk Omaha pack
ing house refrigerators.," .
" 1 ,-
J. L. Kennedy was nominated for
representative in 4h JCebraska legis
lature by the prohibitionists of Jeffer
son county Just because John L. Ken
nedy is a name toconjure by.
After ten weeks' hard work the demo
cratic natlopal committee succeeded In
getting Judge Parker to go from Esopus
to New York. At this rate he will get
as far west as Buffalo by the year 1008.
France's fear of the yellow peril is
only a counterpart of England's alarm
over the American invasion. In spite of
all alarms and warnings the law of the
survival of the fittest is sure to assert
The grand aerie 'of Eagles will fly
right over Omaha next year to meet in
Denver. Omaha's campaign to capture
the big gatherings of these national or
ganizations will have to be pushed more
The Commercial club is evidently
earnestly engaged In an effort to con
solidate and concentrate the different
business associations and societies that
have been dividing the purposes and
efforts of the local business community.
Get together. In union there Is strength.
The submarine torpedo boat, which
caught the training ship napping in the
naval maneuvers off Rhode Island, is
the first of the American submarines to
demonstrate its utility and points un
mistakably t the passing- of the mon
ster floating ironclads.
At last we have had word that Adlal
Stevenson Is to be resurrected for the
campaign and win deliver Parker
speeches In response .to an invitation
from the democratic national committee.
Drawing on his own experience, Adlal
will tell "Grandpa' that it is not worth
We prerfume that the great populist
patriot who was nominated fur three
offices on the same ticket withdrew from
the congressional race to avoid being
called "a political bog" by the demo-pop
organ. The fact that none of his nom
inations offers a ghost of a show of
success of course has nothing to do with
the case. -
Although the time tor filing applica
tions to go on the official ballot at the
coming republican county primaries does
not expire until the end of next week,
the applications are already coming in
thick acd fast, assuring a brisk compe
tition and a plentiful list for the voters
to choose from. This is a pretty good
tgn of republican hopefulness. The
rush to ride in the band wagon, is al
ways more lively than tU seal for a
lac la the bears
A DEMOCRA TIC I8SVE.
One of the chief complaints of the
democratic psrty is that the. president
made an order reducing the age limit of
veterans of the civil war. This order,
which followed that of the last demo
cratic president, ia being assailed as a
usurpation of the legislative function of
the government, yet there Is not a single
fact to warrant such a position In re
gard to the assumption of the demo
cracy. On the contrary, the fact Is that
the order of the present administration
Is in absolute accordance with that of
the last democratic administration,
which democrats must admit was right
There is no question thst the la ft
pension order of the administration
made a considerable addition to the an
nunl cost of the pension account It In
creased it several millions of dollars.
But there Is not a dollar of that amount
which Is not distributed among the peo
ple of the country and Is used in the
general welfare. It is all very well to
talk about the national expenditure for
pensions, as Is done by the democrats,
but It should be borne In mind that
every dollar expended by the govern
ment In this respect goes Into the pock
ets of the people at large and In this
way contributes to the general welfare.
The money that is paid out annually for
pensions Is not a loss to the wealth of
the nation, but an absolute leneflt in
the Increased consumption It gives to the
hundreds of thousands of people who
are the recipients of the beneflcence of
The order of ' President Roosevelt re
ducing the age limit for those entitled to
pensions was not only fully justified by'
precedent, but had its warrant in cur
rent conditions. Whether Justly or not.
It has become a fact in our current af
fairs, that the man who has reached the I
age or rrom uz to years is no
longer regarded as qualified to fill a
position of trust. That is to say, a man
at that time of life Is assumed to have
lived out most of his usefulness and Is
incapable of doing all the work of nor
mal conditions. This Is the almost uni
versal Idea in the business world and
ttere is no reason why it should not be
the policy in the service of the govern
ment The order of President Roosevelt
reducing the age at which veterans of
the civil war should be entitled to be re
garded as worthy of a pension for dis
ability was absolutely legal and proper
and It will be approved by the Intelli
gent and unprejudiced Judgment of the
JONAH AXD THE WHALE.
People who have recently attended
political ward meetings and hare heard
the spouting and ranting of Howell, the
humbug, find themselves about as much
perplexed over the water question as
some people not familiar with the scrip
tures are over the biblical story of
Jonah and the whale.
Howell asserts in all seriousness tbnt
the mayor and council are responsible
for the high water rates, but he does not
tell them which mayor and council. The
water-logged statesman wants to make
us believe that the high water rates
were fixed by Mayor Moores and the
present council when, as a matter of
fact the rates were fixed under a con
tract entered Into between the city of
Omaha and the water works company
twenty-four years ago. The first of
these contracts was signed by Champion
S. Chase, as mayor of Omaha, and it
was to the everlasting credit bf Chase
that he vetoed the Holly water contract
and tdved the city more than $250,000 In
hydrant rentals. The second and last
ordinance, accepting the works, was
signed on behalf of the city, by James
E. Boyd, mayor twenty-one years ago.
The original ordinance and contract
between the city of Omaha and the
water company fixed the rates for a
period of twenty-five years from tho
date of acceptance of the works at a
time when Omaha bad only 80,000 pop
ulation. That compact has been de
clared valid and binding by the coiyts
and the water rates can only f be
changed by mutual agreement or by vol
untary action of the company. The
present mayor and council of Omaha
have no more right to change the condi
tions of that contract than aqy of their
predecessors, from Chase and Boyd
down to Bemls and Broatcb.
Granting that the rates are excessive
now, tbey were excessive ten years ago
when Howell was city engineer and
Broatch was mayor. About that time
Howell was laying bis pipes to become
manager of the water company and the
question be was pondering over, wns
whether Jonah should swallow the whale
or whether the whale should swallow
Jonah. Possibly that may explain why
he did not suggest or propose a reduc
tion of rates by "the mayor and council
back In ISM.
Three weeks ago The Bee propounded
the following specific questions to R. B.
Howell which he was asked to answer
1. Do you believe that the conditions un
der which the appraisement Is being made
In conformity with the Howell-Oilbert law
and the provisions of the original contract
between the city and the water company
are binding upon the city and binding upon
the company? If not, do you believe that
the company has a light to back out If the
appraisement is too low, or that the city
has a right to back out If the appraise
ment Is too hlghT
1 You have estimated the value of the
Omaha water works at $3,000,000, and you
Insist that they can be duplicated for that
amount. Now, suppose the three engineer
appraisers place the value of these works
at $6,000,000, 16.600.000 or $6,000,000, what do
you propose the city shall do? Wilt you
advise that the city of Omaha shall mort
gage Itself for the amount fixed by the ap
praisers, even If It la $$,000,000 higher than
"S. If the upset price fixed by the apprais
ers shall be from $2,600,000 to $$.000,000 more
than your eatlmate ef the works and the
cltisens of Omaha turn down the proposi
tion, what course would you advise the city
to pursue should ths water company Incite
the power of the federal court to enforce
Its contract and the appraisement mads un
der It and get a Judgment against the city
for the full amount with Interest In the
United States court?
' The people of Omaha bad right to
expect a square and manly answer to
these questions, but instead of answer
ing them Mr. Howell keeps on ranting
about the high water rates and quoting
deceptive water rate primers, and talks
wildly about additional legislation to
empower the Water Works board to re
duce the hydrant rental and water rates.
Every student In a law office knows
that the legislature has no right to alter
contracts, and furthermore, every In
telligent person must know that the
Water board could not make an Intel
ligent rate If It had the power to do
so without first knowing the cost of
the plant and the amount of interest the
city will have to pay on the bonds that
are to be issued for Its acquisition.
The democrats are hoping to win
West Virginia, notwithstanding the fact
that four years ago that state gave over
21,000 plurality for the republican na
tional ticket and has since then shown
no disposition to go back upon the rec
ord then made. Of course conditions
are different now because of the fact
that the democratic candidate for vice
president of the United States Is a citi
zen of that state, but this fact by no
means assures the capture of West Vir
glnla by the democracy in this year's
national campaign. On the contrary the
Influences that have made the state re
publican in the past are still operative
and ought to Insure Its being republican
The republicans of West Virginia
have a thoroughly perfected organiza
tlon. The troubles in the party which
were hailed with delight by the demo
crats six months ago are rapidly being
smoothed out. The factional differences
In certain congressional districts have
been for the most part disposed of and
on the whple the republican party in the
state Is harmonious and united. There Is
of course a good deal of state pride In
tli. fact that the democratic candidate
for vice president Is a West Virginian,
yet this Is not proving by any means so
potent an influence as was to have been
expected. The great personal respect
for Mr. Henry G. Davis Is somewhat
qualified by the fact that his great age
makes him an unfit man to occupy the
second place nnder the government. In
short, the democratic hope of carrying
West Virginia has very little to en
cournge it under present conditions and
there is no probability that the demo
cratic chances In that state will grow
The warring city officials have at last
gotten together far enough to adopt
specifications that will enable the city
to let a contract for the repavlng of
North Sixteenth street after due ad
vertisement for bids, but the season will
be so far advanced by the time bids are
opened that It is doubtful whether the
work can be done in advance of free
lng weather. The question naturally
propounds Itself, Why could not this re
sult have been reached months ago and
the street repaved early In the spring,
saving the city the disgrace of exhibit
lng such a dilapidated thoroughfare to
the thousands of visitors who will be
here during the Ak-Sar-Ben festivities.
It Is gratifying to have Adjutant Gen
eral Culver report that a searching In
vestigation into the encampment of the
National Guard at David City falls to
reveal any sufficient grounds for the
charges of general vlciousness and gross
immorality among the militiamen during
their stay there, that would warrant
further discipline than that already
meted out to the one soldier who seems
to have been Implicated in a breach of
conduct. The good name of the National
Guardsmen must hot be sullied. It is
to be hoped the incident may have one
desirable effect in warning both officers
and men to keep above even suspicion
and gossip in the future.
The initial speech of Candidate Berge
was a disappointment to the fusion re
form forces that attended the old fash
ioned barbecue at which a 1,500-pound
ox was roasted upon huge Iron hooks
suspended over an excavated oven, was
devoured to the bonesT together with
4O0 loaves of bread and forty gallons of
coffee. Mr. Berge only talked two hours
and a half, when he was expected to
outdo Senator William V. Allen's fa
mous performance of a straight fifteen
hours' talk to the United States senate.
Mr. Berge should have talked at least
long enough to give bis audience time
to digest that mastodon bovine.
Thankful for Small Favors.
St Louis Globe-Democrat.
The Russians are thankful that their
army of 170,000 was not surrounded Vnd
wiped out It la allowable in a bear to
bug small favors when nothing more sub
stantial presents itself.
The Steel trust announces Its readiness
to pay employes for Ideas, but we suspect
thst most of the employes would prefer to
have pay for the stock which they pur
chased when the profit-sharing fever
' rit Repreaeatatlve ef Alt
President Roosevelt had a northern
father, a southern mother, was born and
reared in the east and got 'his early man
hood's training In the moat typical portions
of the west. Who says he Is not a fit rep
resentative of all that Is best In the "uni
versal Yankee nation"?
. Dollar Wheat a Back We
Can It be possible that "dollar" Wheat
la to become a retrospect and that the goal
of the farmer Is to be set twice as high?
It may be posalble, but It Is not probable,
that within the Uvea of earth's present In
habitants wheat will aell at $2 a bushel
because It Is worth that price.
i Tlllmaa's Pitchfork Latter.
What Senator Tillman wrote to a friend
In Nebraska In defense of the recent burn
ing of negroes In the south by lawless
mobs Is characteristic and discounted and
unimportant. One statement, anent "throw
ing oft the yoke of the black majority," Is
Interesting for the frankness of Its admis
sion, however: "From necessity we used
force and fraud to overcome the negro ma
jority." Of course. It Is hard to believe
there can have been fraud In a state with
such a representative In the highest coun
cil of the nation as the gentleman from
Crow I a a; the Coaeamaers.
Of course wheat could not stay at that
dlislest altitude. It Is coming down a bit
But the price of flour ia what bothers
most of us. How the consumer has to
take It) First coal, then meat, now flour
not to mention the hundred and one other
things that tug at one's week's pay Ilk
puppies worrying a bone. And the plain
cltlien always has to pay the freight.
Hungary Honoring- Wasalagtoa.
New York Tribune.
Subscriptions are pouring in for the set
ting up of a statue of George Washington
In the capital of Hungary. That country
gave birth to an unselfish and devoted
patriot In Kossuth, who was enthusiast
Ically welcomed In this republic. It Is fit
ting that the memory of the man who did
so much to bring about American Inde
pendence should be honored In Budapest,
Roosevelt's Remarkable Influence.
President Roosevelt has wielded more In
fluence over congress and the people than
has any elected president except Wash
Infcton and Jackson. Like Jackson, he Is
his party's platform. His political enemies
pay him the tribute of disregarding their
own and the republican platform, and de
clare that Roosevelt is the Issue. His
political supporters enthusiastically and
unanimously accept battle on this line.
Ho and not his party's platform has been
the issue in all the state elections since
he became president He was In an especial
degree of the Issue In the congressional elec
tlon of 1902 the fateful mld-presldentlal-
term congressional canvass, which Is al
ways adverse and Often Is disastrous to the
party in control . of the government and
he won a majority of thirty In the house
of representatives, as compared with forty
gained under the stimulus of the presiden
tial campaign of 1900. A triumph on this
scale in an off-year congressional canvass
had not been gained by any other presi
dent since parties began to take cohesive
shape in Jackson's days.
ORIGIS Or THE! CHAlFfKlB.
Centals of the Chief Pasbcr of the
Here Is a quotation from VUetelly's "Life
of Emlle Zola," Just published. Its Interest
and timeliness will not be questioned. The
biographer is describing the region of
France which is the scene of Zola's novel,
"La Terre," He writes:
"La Beauce proper is certainly flat and
monotonous, but Its confines are plctur
esque, and Dourdan, Auneau, Oregeres and
other localities are associated historically
with the horrible crimes of the desperadoes
known as chauffeurs, who roamed the re
gion early in the nineteenth century. A
strain of brutlshness was long to be ob
served among some of the Inhabitants."
An interesting philological question Is
opened by this piece of half-forgotten his
tory. Was the name of the pilot of the
modern "devil wagon" selected by some
one with prophetic power, or was the first
auto chauffeur a descendant of these fero
cious Beaueeronnes? '
At any rate, there seems to be here a
Justifiable occasion for announcing the tru
Ism that "History repeats Itself!"
COMING m'ltDING MATERIAL, .
Cement Construction Iatrodaeed In
New York World.
United States Consul Kehl reports from
Stettin that the unfortunate experiences
of the German cement, manufacturers In
190Z-O3 have stimulated the introduction of
their products Into hitherto unusual places.
It Is now employed In making artificial
stone for buildings even of monumental
else, and for foundations, sewers, bridges
and pillars where brick or stone would for
merly have been necessary.
A cement canal conveyed on cement tres
ties and carrying an "artificial river" Is
a fairly familiar- sight in Switzerland,
where the material is found useful In the
vast projects of water power control which
are transforming tiie country. For such
coarse work cement bars are laid crosswise
upon cement uprights In imitation of beam
construction and are found strong and
These observations might be paralleled in
our mldwestern states, where the discovery
of large new beds of cement has given
an Impetus to its use. In Germany it Is
hailed as "the building material of the fu
ture." In the United States it bids fair to
relieve to some extent our overworked and
shrinking lumber supply and thus help to
save the forests.
Bellevue hospital. New York, has a young
man as patient who weighs 410 pounds, and
has had to add a derrick to its general
The bankers' convention at New York de
clared against postal savings hanks. If the
convention had pronounced for them the
news would have been worth the telegraph
The Lamas of Thibet posted a proclama
tion on the walls of Lhassa. commanding
the people "not to hurt the British sol
diers as long as they behaved themselves."
There Is some fun even In a Thibetan Lama.
Captain Harry Houston, whose home Is
at Stanwood, Mich., Is the only survivor
of the 120 men. forming the first survey
party on the Isthmus of Panama in 1849,
and one of the four who survived the hard
ships of the expedition and returned to the
Colonel Charles Challle-Long of Mary
land, scientist, soldier and diplomat, will
shortly receive from the general assembly
of his native state a gold medal of rare
beauty and costliness In testimony of his
services to science and valiant conduct In
Central Africa and Egypt
Lieutenant Basalne. son of the late Mar
shal BasalneNof France, who is now In
Mexico, announces that he will soon pub
lish the memoirs of Marshal Basalne.
These, It Is said, will throw Important light
upon historical events of his time and will
also clear the cloud hanging over the name
of the marshal.
The main purpose of James Bryce's visit
to this country at this time Is to deliver
the first course of lectures provided for at
Harvard by the B. L. Godkln memorial
fund. The opening of the new college year
la yet some time ahead and Mr. Bryce is
thus enabled to do some visiting before be
ginning these lectures.
"Charley" Gates, son of John W., has
chartered a wjiole floor In a big hotel, In
New York, for thirty friends whom ha has
Invited to make up a cosy two-weeks'
house psrty, and has ordered a carload of
automobiles for their use'during the little
outing. Young Mr. Gates certainly sets a
splendid pace for the captains of Indolence
whom a generation of thrifty captains of
Pierpont Morgan, James Stlllman, Wil
liam Rockefeller, James J. Hill and Chaun
cey M. Depew attended the same board
meeting at New York recently. While the
meeting was In seaalon a meaaenger arrived
with a note and a package for Senator
Depew, the charges being $1.40. All five
of the millionaires were called upon to
contribute, but the amount could not be
made up. Mr. Hill's stenographer Anally
paid the boy, who possibly departed with a
new Idea ef what It Is to be a millionaire,
NEBRASKA POLITICAL POTrOlRHI.
Grand Islsnd Independent: Candidate for
Governor Berge on the fusion ticket Is si III
talklna a ho nt the wickedness of the new
revenue law. But he isn't quoting the re-
rent fusion supreme judge Sullivan, who
thoroughly examined the law, passed upon I as snown oy the condition or ine nn g-jnning. Moreover, It would have lnten
lt and found It to be a good law. wounded. Their bullets, say the Russian ,n)1 opposition which his stents en-
rf.Mnn v.w.. Th. rn..hllrna of the
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Second congressional district nominated
John U Ksnnedy for congress. Mr. Ksn-
nedy 1. on. of the foremost men In the
district and has kept himself clear of all
and socially he bears an unblemished repu
tation. Brother Hitchcock of the World
Herald has got a run for his money ahead
Schuyler Fre. Lance: Kennedy seems to
be winning a name In Omaha in a political
way. Recently In the republican primaries
John L. Kennedy won out for congress and
Howard Kennedy, Jr., was the majority
candidate for district Judge. A year ago the
only man who pulled through on the demo
cratic ticket for the legislature was a fel
low named J. A. C. Kennedy. There must
be something In the name, as this ts get
ting to be too regular for a chance.
Howells Journal (dem.): This editor Is
calling down on his head the condemnation
of some of the party press for daring to
criticise the action of th. democrats In
state conventions and for refusing to en-
dorse th. plank In the platform denouncing
. t t, ,
the present revenue law. Fire away, boys,
It makes you feel good and It doe. not
hurt th. writer. He has not as yet given
over to others th. Job of thinking for him
self; until he does he will continue to think
for himself and give 'expression to his
thoughts through the column, of his paper.
A man who can shout for everything that
bears the party brand, be It good, bad or
inuuiereni. may De a gooa partisan, out
he Is an almighty poor cltisen.
Valley Enterprise: It was quite gratify
ing to the Enterprise to see ,lts favorite
candidate, John L, Kennedy, win out In
the republican primaries In the nomination
for congress, for we felt sure he was the
best man that could carry his party to
victory and that he would be a credit to
his district. Although Valley precinct went
rampant for Gurley. Mr. Kennedy won out
easily In Omaha, where both men reside
and are best known. Mr. Kennedy has the
confidence and resiect of all rea-ardless of
party and he will ably represent the Second
district in the United States cono-reaa if
elected. His winning nersonalitv and un-
blemished reputation makes him an Ideal
candidate and he will pile up the largest
majority where he is best known.
Schuyler Free Lance: The average par
tisan newspaper is very inconsistent to
put it mildly, and this campaign gives an
Illustration of It. E. J. Burkett Is the preu
ent congressman from the First district Is
the nominee for re-election and Is also
the republican nominee for United States
senator. For this condition the populist
and democratic newspapers are giving him
a round-up worth while and calling him a
political hog. The republican papers are
either putting up a feeble defense or say
ing nothing. On theother hand a fellow
named A. A. Worsley of Boyd county, who
has hardly been In the state long enough.
to become a cltisen, ia the populist and
democratic nominee for state senator, for
congress In the Sixth district and for com
missioner of public lands and buildings
For this running for three offices at one
and the same time the republican newspa-
pers are Jumping onto the man Worsley
ana telllna- him about hla hn.ti .
tusks while the fusion nre.. I. .n.t
else Is defendln him nn tha
he has not vet had time tn ,i.Ma whiot,
of the three offices he w.n.4 t -
and hence had not as vet dimd .
nation. But the tWO incidents Of political
iwlne and the way the partisan press treats
partisan press treats
same shows Just what people can ever ex
pect of the party newspaper.
BANKS SHOVLD LEARN IT.
Advice of a Banker to
' Baltimore American
In a very practical address-before the
American bankers, assembled in conven
tlon In New York, Mr. A. T. Tuttle, chair.
man of the Savings Bank Section, gave
those In charge of such Institutions some
very sensible advice In regard to advertls-
ing. He said to them: "If we fear or feel
a loss of business the best thing to do Is
to follow the lead of other forms of busl-
neas and advertise with Intelligence and
as widely aa circumstances will allow and
wisdom dictate." To this Mr. Tuttle might
have added that such advertising in tha v.. I
newspapers of a city should not only be at the front to know that all their dwi- -J V
used in Hlmes when loss threatens, but at letters sre being read before they are al- -He refuses to make a big contribution
all times unless the bank has more bust- f
nes. than It w.nts. There may be some
uv.u iiiBiiiuuuiis in ine country, but they I
sr. very few and very far between Moat
banks are looking for new business and
count that year a poor one which shows
no advance over the year that preceded it.
The rule Mr. Tuttle would annlv to uv.
Ings banks can be wisely adopted by other
banking Institutions. The large trust and
deposit companies which have Invaded the
financial field with ...oh m.-irt .
and profit have not hesitated to advertise
freely and have reaped great results from
the practice. It Is today the rule In Bal
timore, as ln other cities, that the banks
which do the most advertising get the
most business, just as It Is true with other
tabllshments which must largely depend
on local patronage for success. The day
as passed when It was considered a breach
of banking ethics to advertise, and the
institutions which fall to realize this sre
ure to suffer from the competition of those
auatlvth U ...a 1 . . ,
which nave not hesitated to adopt UD-to- 1
date methods of bustness.
PAY FOR TREE DESTRl CTIOJf.
Important Precedent Established by
A Springfleld. Mass.. iurr arave a nrooartv
owner a verdict of $234 damages against a
trolley company for the loss of a tree cut
down by the employe, of the latter. A fine
shade tree Is worth more money than that,
but the principle established by the verdict
la that electrio companies which destroy
trnes must pay the owner their valuation
as fixed by a Jury. .
Tnere sre rrore way. of destroying trees
than by cutting them down. An electric
company which places Its wires through or
close above the branches of a tree does
them an Injury, checks their growth and In
the end destroys them. An electric cur
rent such as a trolley line or sre light wire
carries, is not favorable to the health ot
rees with which it comes Into frequent
contact Ditches dug for underground
wire, close to the trunks of trees usually
Injur, and often tcHI the trees. It is doubt
less necessary to sacrifice trees In order to
extend electric wires. This Is Inevitable,
but the principle which ought to be under
stood and enforced la that the electrio
ctmpany Should pay for their destruction
nd not sacrllire private property for their
own benefit without making full compen-
The right, of tree owners In their trees
are imperfectly understood and Insde-
quately enforced. A corporation given the
use of a street for any purpose usually re.
gards trees as sn obstruction to be .re
moved ss soon as possible. If they sre
. a m.H tn ...u... .... h. ulll ...M
owner will get some compensation If the
..... ...... .. I
tree 1. destroyed In th. construction or
operation ot their work. 1
GOSSIP ABOVT THE WAR.
Aatoalablaar Recoveries froaa tae bm
I feet af Ganahet WaanSa.
I The St. Petersburg correspondent of the
I London Telegraph gives some astonishing
accounts of the effect of Japanese bullets
surgeons, are. ir not precisely nan
I 1 ,K. Vw. In that tTieV
- . , . Z7 : . ,K., h '
"d ml""e riftt
bwn nur,'d. "k. Z,
ot tn consequence. I. that a n"er of
wounds which were formerly mortal sre
now tealed and forgotten In a few days.
Another Is that the number of Russians
who quit the hospital for the battlefield is
greater inan was ever wimn. ... -
before. V -
in ine sanitary irun ww nn .luhu-
lng cases of wounds healed," writes a
surgeon; "th. character or tn. ouris sur
prises us, and as for the rapidity with
which th. soldier recovers, well. It is hard
. f .. v.ll.. It .h ha. n,!t
"J ' ' """ """" "
1TUUUUI IHUB1U U. i., " ....... ------
th. cbest and go out through the back
are of frequent occurrence. The patients
recover rapidly Take, for Instance, Prl
rate Kurtoff of the Third East Siberian
Rifles. He was shot at Wafangkow on
June 10. i ne uunrtn rin-i -
For less than ten days blood was detected
aa -. - t...ii.a tax-'! IA I at liinsvsi
In hi. saliva, but soon all symptom, had
goM the wounds were cloatrlcated, and the
It ... .
brave warrior is himself once more and
back on the field as active as ever. Pri
vate Kules. had a hole made In his liver.
uui ue, iuu, una a1.c-.u7
tnat ne ever naa a wouna mere, un i...
same battlefield a private ot ine ininy
fourth East Siberian regiment nameo Bui-
gakoff received a mild Japanese bullet,
which passed through one of his lungs and
his diaphragm, injured his liver ana wcni
out at the spinal column. H. was picked
up, cared for and cured, and now he is on
his way to Russia to take a rest.
"Vtlkovlteh Is the nam. of a soldier of
the Third East Siberian regiment who has
had a wonderful experience to look back
upon. His bullet round its billet wnen ne
WM lying behind the lntrenchments at
I wafangkow on June 15. It cut its way
I through his shoulder between the collar
bone and the shoulder blade, passed tnrougn
his lungs, penetrated tne aiapnragm ana
the abdomen, damaged the intestines and
went out. The soldier was a fortnight
under treatment and is now on the war
path once more."
A medical Investigator called upon a cap
tain who had been In the thick of the fight
and had lost all his younger officers, non
commissioned officers and 140 privates, be
tween May 81 and July 15, and asked blra
"I am lost In wonder," h. remarked to
the captain, "at the miraculous way in
which our fellows rise from the dead, as It
were. They recover from wounds which
are officially mortal. Now I want you to
tell me. are these exceptional cases that
I have been studying, or have you any-
thing like them?"
"The Japs fire accurately," was tho an
swer; "they often hit our men In the head
but when the bullets pass clean through
many of the men get well."
'Curious. Well, and how do they fare
when the bullet strikes them In the abdo-
men? You know a hurt In the perlton-
eum aImot Infallibly brings on peritonitis
ftnd death' And we are transporting
,on ana are now nale ana neany.
o m account for- the Oltrerence
,n tho results?"
"l attribute it to their funny bullets.
whlcn have different mantle from ours.
I ,,l"nI cunipm:.. dui you ukc
" ni rub " ever " ,lttIe on tone' then
It's deadly. But besides the quality of the
casting there Is the sice of the bullet Itself,
Compared with ours It Is tiny, and its ve-
locltv is considerably arrester. Our mflrn.
sine rifle (1901 model) takes a bullet of
three lines and Imparts to It an Initial
velocity of (20 metres; whereas the Jap
lilies (model 1887) have a .5-llne bullet with
an Initial velocity of 723 metres. The Jap
anese bullet only penetrates the tissue, but
does not tear It, Just as a bullet fired from
I a rifle may make a hole in a window pane
without shattering the glass. When pass
lng through the abdomen It Inflicts the min
Imum of damage, its chief effect being to
expand the muscles of the peritoneum,
which quickly contract, closing the orifice
and thus saving the Injured man from perl
tonltls and death:
It must be comfortina- to the Ruaslnn
lwed to go to Russia, or before those from 1
distributed. A German PPor
. ib-uou wh, iuuhuib
ag0 "bleb called for this drastic measure
to "combat revolutionary tendencies among
tfte troops." Especial 'care is taken with
th ma" of tn Jewlh soldiers, and they
auoweo. neuner xo sena nor receive
ny wr,una In Yiddish. The same holds
ln tn caM of th men wlth th8 color from
PoIana- battalion has an officer
whose duty It is to Inspect the mall, and
T" orAtn t0 npOTt a" Dreach' ot
"T r ' " nw "ourc. wnero " '
given out that offenders, especially Jews
will be severely punished. It is not strange
that some of the Russian soldiers want to
be taken prisoners under these clrcum
stances, and It seems as If Russian officers
might be given a bit more manly work.
One of the first things to Impress Itself
upon a foreigner in Japan," writes a corre-
JIa l-ZTi Z ' J " Y ,: .
" J i-s sawcutiim VI .113 JJIIJ' niHI I rain
M f , ' ......
- . iiituin.uia uyai ,au aiiu lilt" lift
become so through such patient, pains
taking toll and endurance as would appall
the average American youth, Inured to
softnesses. The Japanese schools are nearly
an modeled after American institutions; or,
aa the people like to believe, after a com.
P011 01 a" that Is best In the schools of
America, England,. Franc, and Germany,
Tne students are not, of course, trained In
modern athletics and could hold their own
at nothing of this kind with our magnificent
ollege boys, but In simple physical traln-
"" making the very best of what nature
has provided, the Japanese excel any people
nave ever seen.
ON TO THE COAST.
Extension of th. Gonld Road, to
San Francisco Chronicle,
After many official denials at various
times of George J. Gould's relationship
with the Western Pacific railroad, the truth
Is at last out and the directorate of the
company has been reorganised, by tha ad
mission of the president of the Denver aV
Rio Grande railroad to membership as
Gould's avowed representative. This con
firms the recent admission made by one of
Gould's railroad managers at Salt Laike
City he was the backer of the corporation
and that this fast would soon be mado
nerfnctlv nlaln tn tha nuhlln
chronicle has from the beginning
a,Mrted that Gould was the backer of the
We,tern Pac,flo. Even when he personally
denied spy connection with the enterprise,
it took no stock In the statement, for the
reason that in the development of all such
considered it expedient to keep well In the
, . Y" V.t f- 1 V- -
M"1" ; - c-
tlal reasons lor oouceaung me rciauoosoiit
with the corporation In the earlier stages
of Its development, for It Was then so-
i iicltlng favors from municipalities and
I others in the form of rights-of-way and
I terminal facilities which would have u
I doubtedly cost more to obtain had he
I identified himself openly with It at the be-
- . countered from existing transcontinental
railroad corporations. The enterprise In
that respect Is now "out of the woods."
It has acquired all the terminal properties
,n(, r,Bht,.of.wy ,t nd8 ,t every point
fr Bit rke ntv to n FVnnclsco. and
nnthln, nnm BmmnrlHt-A wl. the tin i.
p,ace, n Jeopnrdy throug-h h)B assumption
open,y of th airection of , affa,r, Notlw
j ng remn,ng to be to make tho w..u
I mrn P-ni m.1Iv hovnnrl tho vr 'i , 1 1 n
and trarklaylng and equipment of the road
for which ample provision has been mnd
by the Issuance and flotation of $50,0nr.i0
I per cent bonds. Up to the present tlm.
is son iY k.. k .....n .....
I " ' ' '"" "' '"""J f- '
I development of tha nntWI rruiat ist mrhloh
I haS h,AII nvmmtmA IM . ( r. . I tanyta U.
pure hasp of links In the system previously
constructed, the surveying of the route and
the buying of private lands for rights-of-
way. The gratifying thing to San Fran.
Cisco now Is that despite all past denial.
and secrecy It will soon be the terminus
f 'nohf.r . transcontinental railroad, th.
01 WWChl W,th 1,8 Va,,ou,
"IDUtr'". wl represent about 1.J60 miles
I or new trackage.
A WHIHLIU OF MAGNATE!!.
uroaa of Traat Itnatere" Boost'
lnK lhe n.moernti Tit-bat.
- i Kansas City Star
in tne attempt to Inject ginger Into tha
campaign it Is rather curious that it t...
never occurred to the democrntlc mimnri
to start a whirlwind canvass bv tha mil.
Uonaires at headquarters. There Is bound
to be more or less Indifference among th.
I people to the ordinary democratic spell-
binders. Nobody cares especially to hear
the conventional attacks on the president
or to listen to the perfunctory praise of th.
I virtues of so uninteresting a character as
I But It Is a safe guess that no such apathy
l would attend meetings to be addressed by
I the financial magnates who are In charge
i or tne democratic canvass. People would
gladly pay good money to hear them. It
would be the easiest thing In the world, for
Instance, to pack Convention hall with an
admission charge of a dollar a seat if
August Belmont would only consent to lec
ture there on "My Father's Own Story of
the Rothschilds and the Crime of '71"
Mr. Belmont, as director In more than
thirty-six corporations and th. Rothschilds'
agent, would probably be the best drawing
card. But no man prominently connected
with the Parker management la to be
sneezed at as a popular attraction. There
is Mr. Cord Mover, for Instance, one of
the original members of the Sugar trust.
who could doubtless give a fetching address
on lno """eers or ureal jomDinanons ot
CP'tal." The country Is hungering for ln-
formatlon from Mr. P. II. McCarren, the
Standard Oil lobbyist, on "How to Fight
Mr. George Foster Peabody, the banker
and corporation director.Nxould make an
effective speech on "The Rights of the
Plain People." There would be keen 'In
terest In an explanation by Mr. Sheehan of
corporation fame on "Trust Methods and
How to Deal With Them," while Mr. De
Lancey Nicoll would draw well with an ex-
position of "The Corporations
The average stump speaker has all his
Information at second hand. These men
would know from personal observation
what they were talking about They could
give all sorts of "Inside" news as to the
i tvia o. curuura.e BBKrcBsxin. ll.em wnu.a
BO "UM,lon a to public interest in their -
remarks. If Mr. Taggart really wants to
make things lively let him turn bis mil-
Uonaires loose on the country.
Teas I don't see how she came to lov.
him. He's a cripple and
Jess A cripple? Oh. I wouldn't call him
Tens why, he only has one arm.
Jess Well, good srraclous! Isn't thai
enough? Philadelphia Press,
"In Dolltlcs. aren't vou?"
"Hun! Are you a polnt-wlth-Drid. Or
vlew-wlth-alarm? ' Puck.
"He Is something of 4 social lion, is he
"Perhaps he Is. but I have talked with
feople who have visited at his house and
hey all claim to have bucked the tiger
there." Cleveland Leader,
to the campaign fund, and he won't get
propositions on mm. imcgu inumm
Mrs. Keenalono- (looking over th. an
nouncements of the Sunduy services) Our
preaoher doesn't seem tu have any special
subject for this morning.
Deacon KeeDalonsr Then he's probably
going to preach a plain, old-fashioned gos
pel sermon. 1 guess we'd better go. They'll
need us. Chicago Tribune.
"Well, old man, this Is the first time I've
seen you since your marriage. How does
your wife treat you?"
' She doesn't. Why. she even kirks If any
body else treats me." Philadelphia Trebs.
The battleship was compelled to iut Into
port for supplies.
"What's the matter?" was the anxious
query of the secretary of the navy, who
whs on board. "Is It a hot box?" Chicago
"Every man I've told that I had rheuma
tism has offered me a cure. Except Jep
son." "What did Jepson say?"
"I told him I had It Hnd he said he was
glad to hear It." Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"Your love! Ah, It Is like wine." sighed
the young m.in who had lingered long with
the girl in the hallway. "I yearn for a
"Yes?" grunted the old man, approaching
from the rear and extending his gnod rUht
foot; "anything to oblige." Philadelphia
Out of the old. the new.
Out of the faloe, the true!
Out of the scorn and scum of things.
Life's sweetest for me and for you.
Out of evil, good:
Thro' labor, hardihood: '
From oltter hate and broken heart.
Love, peace and brotherhood.
' v FREDERICK COHN.
Omaha, Sept. IB, 19.
Tired. That one word tells
the whole story. No rest.
No comfort. No particular
disease. Just all tired out.
Fortunately, physicians Know
about Ayer's Sarsaparilla.
They prescribe it for ex
haustion, anemia, depression,
general debility. All sraulata.
No mstter whst sils you nor what
medicine you take, you csnnot get well
if your bowels sre constlptted. Cor
rect this st once by taking Ayer's Pills,
just one piU each night. These sre a
great aid to tb Sarsaparills,
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