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' eBt republic of the world many
a meeting Is yearly held almm almost the
same lines as the lre.-ks followed. When
politk-ar campaigns are on, In good weather
outdoor picnics with political discussions
are popular features; and It is coming to
be the style to hold all Labor day celebra
tions In the open places, especially if there
Is to be speaking.
Omaha's Labor day celebration of 1006
was notable for the cutting out of the long
cstablighed parade feature, but more so be
cause It had as Its chief orator the twice
chosen standard bearer of a great political
party, followed by the editors of the two
principal papr and the business manager
of the other. It la not so many years ago
that to presume to offer such an Invitation
to a presidential candidate would have
htiea considered at least impertinent. And
In the nearer years that middle-aged men
can remember very well the editors of
great papers more often than not bore a
distant attitude toward labor unions, if
they were not in many instances un
friendly. Hut the day of toleration and happy
Recent Progress Made in
Competition la Telephony.
HERB Is a strong probability ot
telephone competition la New
York before many months. Com
petition depends on the grant of
a franchise to a rival company.
That the situation Is viewed with much
alarm by the existing monopoly Is evi
denced by a reduction of rates a sop to
appease public clamor for reasonable tolls.
Efforts have been made la every legisla
ture for years back to force a reduction
of tolls In the metropolis, but every effort
failed. The 111 will engendered by these
contests leaves telephone customers de
cidedly sore, and if their Influence could
be brought to bear directly on the powers
that be, there would be little delay la
giving the iiecensary authority to a rival
The new concern is known as the Atlantlo
Tuleokone company. Colonel J.' D. Powers
of Louisville, Ky., president ot the Inde
pendent Telephone association, la president
of the new company, which Is capitalized
at tlG.COO.OuO. The company offers to pay
the city for Its franchise 1 per cen of its
gross earnings for the first year, I per
cent of gross the second year and 4 per
cent of gross for the next twenty-two
years thereafter, and also give the city,
for its different departments, 600 telephones
free of charge. It Is estimated by the
company's officials that the city will re
ceive under the company's offer not less
than $j,UOO,0uO. Kates tor tnterborough con
nection will be t cents a call and the com
pany will install phones without any guar
antee from the subscriber. It also offers
to furnish Unlimited service In residences
for i)6 a year and unlimited business serv
ice at lu8 per year. It is said the com
pany has already made contracts for 7&,UuO
telephones In Greater New York.
Maw Telephone flcvlce.
The new telephone, or ruihur, Uie new
telephone device, is about to ma kit Inroads
upon the old order of things. The tact
that its Introduction has been rather slow
does not militate against It, reports Elec
tricity. Its merit Is obvious and for this
reason a few of its most imminent appli
cations ar worthy ot review. To be able
to speak into a telephone and know that
the message la received and recorded will
inevitably luad to a specie of satisfaction
that will remove much of the annoyance
felt, due to the absence of those with whom
communication la desired. Their physical
presence, lu many Instances, la not so
great an advantage before or during the
receipt of a message as after It has been
received. A contemplation of some of the
messages received, away from the influence
of those sending them, may have the ef
fect of altering opinions and decisions most
markedly. In business life, where dispatch
Is believed to be Imperative, errors are
made more frequently If statistics count for
anything, than anywhere else. The at
tachment of a device by means of which
the record of all speech received Is pre
served, will undoubtedly throw a jwculiar
light upou the conversations of men, more
with respect to their indeflnlteuess than
The art ot speaking Into a machine In
which there la no response calls for more
than an ordinary effort on the part ot the
novice. The I'oulaen Invention cannot,
therefore, meet with Instantaneous success,
but la certain respects a telephonic re
corder would outshine the ne:apar. If,
by Its use, the news of the day i-ould be
made to reach the feeble and the lllnd.
In Ituda Pesth a telephone newspaper
has been In use for several years with con
siderable success. It consists only of a
receiver, not a transmitter. At certain
Stated Intervals during the day messages
are received all over town by subscribers,
and the local, national and international
news disseminated widely and effectively.
By means of the Foulsen attachment, a
loiig ribbon of steel tap way pi twelve
in Omaha Its Local Celebration and Its
understanding of mutual relations is hf
if not in all the fullness of Its promise,
quite enough In evidence to give substan
tial hint of a glorious realisation later on.
Men of the character and position of
those who addressed the great gathering
of people from aJI walks of life last Mon
day afternoon cannot afford to, and do
not, speak with idle tongue to tickle wait
And the men of the unions, and those
not yet affiliated with them, who listened
were well enough educated and of a mind
critical enough to weigh with care all the
utterances of the speakers and to give the
weight It deserved to every enunciation
of opinion, whether favorable or other
wise. As listeners they might stand for a
"Jolly" In humorous vein. As citizens and
heads of families, or prospectively so, they
most distinctly would take away their
own Impressions 'and draw their own con
clusions. Probably no better spot could have been
chosen for such a meeting within easy
reach of the poorest who cared to be pres
ent. A commodious pavilion with shaded
balcony faced the stand from which the
speakers delivered their pronouncements,
while Immediately in front of the stand
was a large space shaded by trees, which
the Field of Electricity
its record for years. The value of this, its
compactness and ready advisability cer
tainly marks the possibility of a new
epoch in telephone development.
It Is essentially a telephone Instrument,
not as some are led to believe, merely a
phonograph of peculiar construction. It
seems to possess all the qualifications
that indicate practicability, and for this
reason Its usefulness In the broad fields
of commercial life and journalism will not
be affected by the need of continued re
pairs, adjustments and annoying atten
tions. To the very busy classes of financial
men, the knowledge that the telephone
will hold all Information, until their time
permits them to review it, will mean not
only an enormous extension of business
posslblltles, but a relief from the actual
physical strain of Immediate resiwnae. In
legal transactions such a device will as
sume the dignity of a document. It will
rapidly put a stop to Incoherence and ln
deflnlteness over the " 'phone."
Destroying Insects by Electricity.
The Electrical Magazine, according to
German papers, describes a series of ex
periments for destroying insects Injurious
to the products of the soil, which experi
ments are said to have been successful. An
engineer at Monaco was the first one to
have his attention called to It while he
worked with an electric machine in the
open air. He observed that metal rods,
which were put In the ground and were
then connected with a dynamo of 111) volts,
made Insects in the vicinity leave their
hiding places in the ground. He argued
that electricity might therefore be used on
a large scale to kill these Insects, which
all came in great haste to the surface. It
Is probable that for the killing ot various
kinds a different voltage should be used.
Further experiments must be made to this
end. An apparatus is mentioned. Invented
by a Russian, for killing Injurious Insects
by electricity. A dynamo Is so placed upon
a handcar that no eleotrlclty Is engendered
while the car Is standing still. When In
motion the current passes into the ground
through the Iron wheels of the car upon
one side and upon the other through the
points of brushes of copper wire, which
are fastened in the rear of the car so as to
be a few Inches above the ground. The re
sult Is said to be that all Insects In the
vicinity of the copier brushes are killed as
if by lightning.
Irrless Hrf rt wem tor.
The largest soda fountain In I'hiiadelphU,
relates the tSWentlnc American, has been
lu operation for several months, and the
Ilia lei lain drawn therefrom have been uni
formly seVertil degrees colder than could
be securud with the use of shaved ice, and
yet no Ice has tieen used In It. A motor of
one-half-horso power In the cellar operates
a refrigerating plaDt, which not only keeps
the fountain at a frigid temperature, but
also does some additional work ot a slmllur
character lu the cellar. '
The lceless refrigerator is much the same
lu appearance as any large refrigerator.
In a compartment etjjtiu end a motor and
all the mu-eeHury compressors and other
paraphernalia are contained. The pluce
usually occupied by the ice Is given over
to a tank containing brine, which Is the
means of cooling the Interior ot the re
frigsntor The principle is Identical with
that of the largo refrigerating establish
ments, but this Is the first time that the
system has been reduced to an aulomatto
basis. No expert knowledge of either eleo
trlclty or refrigeration is required In order
to operate one of these outfits. The types
now being manufactured are of the silos
which are likely to be required by store
keepers who would ordinarily make use of
at least -'o pounds of Ice dally. The next
step will be the manufacture or one which
will be available for the larger house
holder, and will be operated by a motor ot 1
PART OP TITO CROTCH MSTENTNO TO TTTE ORATORS AT COURTLAND BEACH ON LABOR DAT.
was packed with people from the start to
the close of the talking.
Back of the speakers' stand, but facing
the audience, lay" a beautiful sun-kissed
sheet of water; and beyond this again a
line of hills, over which the summer base
hovered with a shimmer that half con
cealed the rough corners, yet gave added
beauty to the verdure-covered spots.
Mr. Bryan was at his beet, as to voice,
presence and manner. The three newspa
per men, unused to public speaking In .he
open air, were at something of a disad
vantage. But the men and the women and
the children who were listening In the bal
cony and on the ground were plumed with
pride for labor's legal and own special hol
iday. Glad and radiant faces were the
resilient and responsive sounding boards
for the voices of the orators. And If eyes
did not "speak love to eyes that spoke
again," to paraphrase the poetical thought,
they certainly spoke encouragement and
good will. Orator might well be expected
to soar In such a presence veritably the
representation of the seats of the mighty
In a free republic and publicist to offer of
Ms best. This was done, surely, as the
columns of The Bee bore ample evidence on
that afternoon and the following morning.
Fen to re of the Occasion,
There was yet another distinction that
might be correctly spoken for the labor
celebration by the reminiscent observer.
The almost annolnted political leader was
backed by his own particular editorial sup
porter in his own home state, where for
his personal qualities. If not for his party
ttrength, William J. Bryan holds high place.
Back of these was the gray-haired war
horse of many a political battle. Nestor In
sense and In truth of his profession in Ne
braska; man of years, experience, study
and Inherent strength, taking square is-
Gossip and Stories About
Grover Cleveland's Income.
bTER a considerable period of
belief that Mr. Cleveland had be
come comparatively rich as the
result of financial operations in
association with E. C. Bene
dict, the banker, a story to the other
extreme is now going the rounds to the
effect that his Income is only ,uuu a year.
The truth Is, says Harper's Weekly, that
Mr. Cleveland's Income from his Invest
ments is between Ib.OOO and 10,000, to
which he adds an average of about $3,0uu
by writing occasional essays for publica
tion. He might have acquired a larger
fortune, doubtless, but for the fact that
he would never permit his bankers to buy
or sell stocks on margins. Mr. Benedict,
however, makes his few Investments, and
they are generally wise ones. Some years
ago Mr. Cleveland had K.OuO to spare, and
Mr. Benedict obtained for him the right,
which he availed himself of, to subscribe
for the stock of a projected trust com
pany. The knowledge that the former
president wis to become one of their
shareholders Inspired the promoters with
a brilliant Idea. After consultation, they
sought. Mr. Benedict, and, through him,
offered Mr. Cleveland the presidency ot
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the company at a salary of $50,000 a year.
It was a legitimate undertaking, backed by
reputable men, but Mr. Cleveland some
what reluctantly declined on the ground
that he was unacquainted with the details
of the business and that the condition of
his health would not permit of the severe
application requisite to effective service.
Again he was urged to accept, with the
assurance that his duties would be nom
inal, his mere ofllclal connection with the
company being considered sufficient
recompense for his remuneration. Mr.
Cleveland replied simply that that would
seem to him too much like selling the use
of his name, which, of course, he could
not do. That closed the Incident.
King; Oscar Among; His People.
It is a common sight in Stockholm to
see King Oscar walking about the streets
alone and unguarded, like the humblest
of his subjects. Invariably be wears an
old silk hat which has become as familiar
to the populace as himself. This hat and
his cloak he Insists on hanging near the
door that leads from his breakfast room
to the castle grounds so that he ran stroll
out informally whenever he wishes. King
Can Drill in Splendid Form
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IN AN IMPRESSIVE MOOD.
Oscar is extremely simple In his habits
and simplicity predominates everywhere In
the royal castle and other residences. At
Drullnlngbolm, the summer palace, no
wall, not even the vestige of a railing,
guards the royal park or gardens; every
one Is free to come and go there whether
or nor" the royal family Is In the residence.
Everywhere In Sweden the royal family
seems to be regarded with what Is best
described as a feeling of warm friendli
ness. Jimmy Hyde's Stables.
James H. Hyde, storm center of the
Equitable fight in New York, is said to
have the finest stables In America. The
stables are ruled over by Kruncis (Jerillot,
a Parisian, who was with William K. Van
derbllt for years. Mr. Hyde has an oltice
In the stable, u room full of telephones
and electric bells, furnisned with tine car
pels, old mahogany furniture, sporting
photographs and prints, coaching trophies
and hunting horns. Nex to his office Is
the kitchen, which permits film and his
guests to come when the whim seizes them
and have supper In the stables mure freely
and gayiy than in the chateau.
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ue with the Demosthenes of the occasion
because of economic belief, and modestly
but with calm conviction setting up his be
lief. And back of hltn still the representa
tive of the newer school of Jornallsm, or.
more correctly of business management op
posed to editorial personality.
What greater contrast possible, even In
tills day of modern mixing and wonderful
wldeness of untrammeled opinion? What
greater treat for thoughtful audience?
None, verily, to the last analysis.
What the Oermlos Minifies.
And, then, what does it all mean? Just
this. In simple truth: That they who are not
Idlers and drink not of the wine of rlot
ousness have won that place which th
Savior of Mankind bespoke In his own way
tli" lf borer possessing the earth and the
ful,nss and the dignity thereof. Perhaps
it may be said without any hint of invidious
comparison that Mr. Rosewater struck the
underlying meaning of the whole affair
when he seriously pointed out to the listen
ing thousands that even Mr. Bryan had not
on that day one word of criticism or of
question for the prosperity of the great
American nation of which labor typifies not
only the strong right arm, but also the
power, the strength of purpose and achieve
ment which is "More terrible than an army
TT Aunt r5ra.ee!" and Paul ajid
Ol Pauline sprang to meet a young
I lady in the doorway. But the
Joy quickly turned to sorrow, lor
Aunt Grace was dressed for the
"I thought you'd tell us a storyl" whined
"We don't know what to do!" sighed
"Dear me!" said the lady, "to think of
twins not knowing what to do, when Uiey
have each other to play with!"
"We've played everything over and over!"
"Let me see," and the pretty young aunt
rested her chlu upon a thumb and fore
finger. Tho twins looked expectant, for some
thing nice was always at hand when Aunt
race said, "Let nie see."
Pauline was bidden to bring two sheets
of paper, two books to rest them on and
two pencils. Then the children were seated
at the broad, front window.
"My brother and I," said Aunt Grace,
"used to play what we called 'Counting
People,' and we had great fun at It. Paul,
you take the women and the little girls, and
Pauline can have the men and boys; put
down a mark for each person, and see
which will have the most by the time I
Their aunt waved them a smiling good
by from the sidewalk, and Paul put a
straight mark on his paper for her. Next
came two men for Pauline, then a little girl
for 1'aul, and the fun was really begun.
"See that man with two babies!" cried
Pauline; "that makes three for me!"
'They are not boy babies!" retorted
1'aul; "they're girls, and they are mine!"
"It Isn't fair," argued his sister; "they
are boys they look Just like them!"
"Boys!" cried Paul, "with muslin caps!"
"Boys wear 'em, too."
"I don't cure, they're girls!"
"Oh, dear! we're losing lots of folks!"
and Pauline was ready to cry.
"Your fault!" sputtered Paul.
"Don't let's quarrel!" pleaded his sister.
"S'pose we both take all the babies, and
leave It to Aunt Grace which shall have
"Well." assented Paul; "but I'm going
to have those two, for they're mine!"
Ills sister said nothing. She was too
busy, und, after a moment's paus-, during
which Paul lost several people, he slyly
made two little marks in the space allotted
to the babies.
"The baMt-s!" laughed Aunt Grace. "I
forsot about them. We generally usej
both to keep account of those"
"Just what We've done!" Interrupted
"And th-n." she went on, "we sometimes
gave them to the one that had the smallest
number, occasionally to whichever didn't
lose temper through the game."
The twins looked down e.t their Iiapers
for a minute. Then Paulln spoke:
"I guess we Isith got kind o" mid over
the babies," she said, "so we couldn't do
thut last way, could we, Paul?"
"No," s.ild Paul, honestly, "w could
"How many babies have you?" asked
Aunt Grace, running her eye over the
mark "Thlrty-seven! a good many for
one game. And which of you has the
"Two hundred and fourteen."
"One hundred and seventy-seven," ac
knowledged Paul, sorrowfully.
"Paul had be'.ter take the babies," sa!d
his sister generously.
Aunt Grace had been doing a little figur
ing lit her head. "Well." she said, her
brown eyes twinkling, "let Paul add the
thirty-seven babies to his numlr."
"Wh,y-ee!" he exclaimed, his face bright
ening, "Isn't that funny? It makes Just
the same as jroura, Paullnel"
September 10, y.mr,
t tr m"
with banners." but yet is more gentle in m
strength than dead Caesar and fnrg .tt.n
tyrant ever dreamed to be possible.
And Rev. Pr. Burdlck a preacher tinrily
more eloquent than witty, rs sympathetic
as religious presided over It all!
Let us love one another!
One touch of the bunko man doth the
Injustice often pats men on the back w hile
Justice kicks them.
Women want their rights, also their lefts -at
the glove counter.
No, Cordelia, a woman's tongue Isn't nec
essarily a concealed weapon.
Our schoolma'am says that the art of
lovemaking is usually taught at nipht
All the world asks of a man Is for him to
do his best. If that doesn't suit him he
can get out.
Love Is a sweet dream, but the first time
a young man sees his best girl with her
front hair in curl paper he la apt to wake
The woman who spends three or four
hours a day curling her hair Is sure to
kick if her husband comes home with his
mustache curled. Chicago News.
Stories for Little People
"And bow do you like the gamer" asked
"It's splendid fun I" said Paul.
"Just beautiful!" agreed Pauline. Kin
The Spelling Contest.
"M-u-g. What does that spell V
Lily looked sternly at Beatrice Glycerine,
the waxen beauty with golden hair who
had arrived Christmas and who was very
Beatrice Glycerine did not answer. She
even pretended she did not hear.
"You are not a very smart doll. If you
are pretty. Now, Jacky, you tell."
But the tuft-halred doll in the flowered
robe and sash stared out of his calm
Oriental eyes straight at Beatrice Glycerine
as if to say that he saw what he could
see, but English was not his language.
"I s'pose I'll have to 'scuse you. 'cause
you're a Jackenese dolly, but you must
listen an' learn what It spells. Now. Han
nah Jemima. M-u-g. Look at the letters;
what do they spell?" Lily held the book in
front of Hannah Jemima so she could see
Hannah Jemima, too, was dumb, but her
stiff little arm, which lay across the pillow,
pointed "straight at a picture on the page.
"That's exactly right, an' you're the
smartest scholar In the school. That's the
picture of the letters, and that's the way
I know the answer myself. M-u-g spells
'tin cup.' Now you may go to the head,
even If Beatrice Glycerine is the biggest
and prettiest. Now I'll give you another
word. C-a-t. Hannah Jemima, what does
Hannah Jemima looked at the book with
her painted rag eyes. She was not a hand
some personage, but, oh, so Intelligent!
Aain the stiff arm lay thrust out, polutlng
at the right picture.
"You know every time. But don't you
tell. I want to see If the others know.
Jacky, can you tell?"
Jacky could not. He was bowing slowly
over In the direction of Beatrice Glycerine.
Beatrice sat haughtly and stupid as ever.
"Beatrice Glycerine, why don't you try to
learn? Jacky can't, because he don't speak
English. But you-you look smart, and you
ain't a bit. Hannah Jemima knew right eff
...n c-n-i spells that picture, and that's
jou ougnt to know 'pussy
I'll give you one more r-hnn...
Look hard at the iilrm uii nt w
Beatrice, J don't know what to do with ou
ou most break my heart. You're so In
sensible. Just then the "Japanese" doll, who had
been slowly slipping, fell out of the ranks,
his nead plunging tenderly on the shoul l'r
.-4 ie, ujyrerlne. She quivered. sli
i"u siowiy iron, the emhraen,
prone, with closed eyes, as if
Ject was unite .linniluu. ri ri
Jemima rcm-Uned en i f His.-iinut H e r.nn.n
lxilnting with precision at the picture In
"H innnh Jrnlnn. you're my only cnmf.'rf
Some day you shall B to high s, hool 'f
course, you krev, wm dear, that H-f-n
spells 'chicken.' " Philadelphia Inquirer.
Who Could Play Them?
The traveling salesman for a New Y"ik
crockery firm was telling c.f an experience
which happened on a recent trip through
"I heard that the member of the nr:ro
Baptist rhurch in u cert il n little town were
ngurlng on buying a pretty fair consign
ment f.f chamieliers, so I made it a point
to be pr" nt at a business meeting of the
church members. There was a heated de
hate on the subject, and llnHlly a g.oil
brother In the back row Jumped to his feet
" 'Lruddahs an' slstahs, ah doan reckon
we ought to buy dem chamleleahs 'till we
finds out who se gwine to play OA 4em."