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complete copies of The Dally, Morning.
Evening and Sunday Bee printed during the
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WHE.f OCT Or TOWJI.
Subscribers leaving the city tem
porarily saoold ksts The Be
mailed them. It la better than
daily letter from borne. Ad
dress will be chaaged as ofteu as
Lincoln might more the atate fair
back to Omaha so It can enjoy some of
our superb carnival weather.
With the Orungemen lu revolt in Ire
land, the "error of rarnell" may be cor
rected by the mistakes of bin enemies.
That Omaha Chlnamau who Is lost
may find the sensation more pleasant
thau that of losing his official descrip
tion, at least when government inspect
ors are about.
"It was Greene's pride that took him
away" says the attorney for the repatri
ated fugitives, but it was undoubtedly
his ability to pay lawyers' fees which
kept him away so long.
The new normal schoul at Kearney Is
aid to be 'prospering' beyond expecta
tion In point of attendance of students.
The old normal school at Peru la also
continuing to hold Its own.
Upon InvitutioB of Tom Lawson, Gov
ernor Folk is called upon to decide
whether the condition of "the lid" at St
Louis will permit him to carry his re
form ideas into the life insurance field.
It may be difficult to explain the hold
which the street fulr has upon popular
support, but the receipts of the box
office and the figures of the turnstiles
prove its popularity beyond contraven
tion. The plea that all railroads and all
large shippers have violated the Inter
state commerce law Invitee greater ac
tivity rather than suspension of work
of prosecution on the part of the gov
ernment This Is the time for a hurry-up call
on paving and street improving work.
If there is another lty in the country
which suffers as much as Omaha from
stoppages of contractors' operations on
the streets it is yet to be disclosed.
Having so long had intimate connec
tions and Intelligent sympathy with
official embezzlers and private black
mailers, It Is not surprising that the
"senior yellow" parades its association
with these people as a matter of pride.
Are the populist going to have a
county ticket in Douglas county this
year? Time was when the populist
party cast more than 8,000 votes here,
dui uie last registration snowed up
scarcely 800 who boasted of populUt
An Iowa banker on trial for illegal
bunking says be signed reports drawn
up by clerks without knowing what
they contained. But he may find diffl
culty in proving that the clerks placed
$70,000 of the bank's funds In his pocket
without his knowledge.
The retell dealers aud tho cai-'Muse
men are having another fray and each
calling on the postmaster general to see
that the other does not get the best of
It It U plain that the old principle
that competition is the life of trade
still malntulns in full force.
Senator Bmoot bus had tUo first chance
to vote ou Uie subject of polygamy and
refused to sustain, apostles accused of
the practice. This, however, will not
have the effect of placating those poplp
who desire to secure the trade now cou-
trolled ly the Z. C. I. I.
Just so that uo one wai forget the
retnluder Is ventured that the opposing
candidates at the head of the eta 4
ticket to U voted for at the coming
election are Judge C. B. Letton on the
republican side and Judge W. Q, Hast
luge on the popocratlc side.
Tf STATE CAMPAIGN
While the success of the republican
slate ticket by large majorities Is ' as
sured and even admitted by the man
agers of the popocratlc combination, it
behooves republicans to see to It that
the full party vote is polled. To accom
plish this requires energetic work to
perfect the organization on the part of
nil Uie various committees, constituting
the party machinery.
The republican state committee lias
wisely decided that this is not a year
for oratory or brass band campaigning
and that the principle object to be kept
in view Is the extension of the organi
zation down to the bedrock of the rank
and file. This work when accomplished
will be of permanent benefit to the
party and will serve not only In the pres
ent campaign, but in the campaigns that
are to follow.
The high character of the candidates
upon the present state ticket, together
with their unimpeachable records and
timely platform declarations, make the
ticket Invincible, but preparatory wofk
to the campaign of 1000 will not come
amiss. By strengthening the party all
along the line this year, it will be better
equipped to fight the political battles of
The factional contest among the re
publicans of Massachusetts ii regard to
the tariff resulted in a sort of compro
mise in the state convention, the out
come being rather in favor of the ele
ment which is opposed to reciprocity.
While the platform does not specifically
declare for reciprocity, which has been
a Uone of contention In the party for
several years and resulted in the elec
tion last year of a democratic governor
who was fully committed to the policy
of reciprocity, the republicans say they
are in favor of changes in tariff rates
"when conditions have so changed that
the public interest demands the altera
tion of schedules." Thry adhere as
firmly as ever to the principle of protec
tion, but urge "the- wisdom of a consid
eration of the tariff for the purpose of
revision and readjustment."
As Massachusetts has for some time
been the hotbed of agitation for reci
procity and the republicans of that state
have been divided onthe question, the
advocates ,of reciprocity generally will
not bo able to find any satisfaction in
the tariff attitude of the Bay state re
publicans. While they do not antago
nize the reciprocity policy, having ex
perienced last year the mistake of doing
this, they are still not in favor of per
mitting that policy to Interfere with the
principle of American industries and la
bor. They appear to be fnvorable to re
ciprocity only so far as it does not in
fringe upon or militate against protec
tion. In this they are unquestionably
in accord with republican sentiment
generally. Reciprocity tha,t would be de
structive of protection is not favored by
a majority of our people who know any
thing about the subject There is a
more or less pronounced reciprocity sen
timent among republicans, as there has
been for many years, but it never has
and does not now contemplate the sac
rlflce of protection. In this respect the
republicans of Massachusetts are In ac
cord with the republicans throughout
IS THE INTEREST OF THE TAXPAYERS
The decision Just handed down by
the supreme court upholding County
Treasurer Fink's refusal to entertoin
bids in scavenger tax sales less than the
amount due on the tax certificate is of
special Interest to the taxpayers. When
tho scavenger sale began, the tax
title brokers insisted that the treasurer
was compelled to" accept any bid they
might make, which was not raised by
other bidders, no matter what the
amount of taxes due and irrespective of
the right of the city and county to pro
tect themselves by bidding in the prop
erty for the county or city, as the case
Seeing at once bow great a loss such
a procedure would entail upon people
who paid their taxes, County Treasurer
Fink insisted that no such sales were
contemplated by the law. A test case
was at once made up with an applica
tion for a mandamus against the treas
urer to require the issuing of a tax cer
tificate on these nominal bids and the
case went up to the supreme court, with I vet0 the initiative and table the refer
the result that the decision fully affirms ndum as a measure of solf preserva-
the construction placed on the law by
the county treasurer and bU legal ad
Had this decision gone the other way,
or had County Treasurer Fink been dis
posed to play in with the tax shirkers,
it would have meant the loss of thou
sands upon, thousands of dollars, if not
hundreds of -thousands of dollars, to
the city and county treasuries, which
would eventually have to be made up
by Increased taxation from year to year,
and a large part of the benefits accru
ing from the scavenger low would have
been nullified chiefly for the advantage
of tax title brokers.
The succession of recent automobile
accidents in Omaha calls for another
effort on the part of the police "to en
force the speed ordinance on reckless
auto drivers. Unless the automobile
enthusiasts display a better disposition
to observe the rights of other vehicles
and pedestrians, the demand for more
stringent regulations Mill soon make
itself beard and with a- proviso that
each person taklug out a license be
compelled to give bond to cover dam
ages aud penalties.
The Hon. I'. Crt we, through his fa
vorlte newspaper mouthpieces, is try
ing very hard to create sympathy for
himself by poising as an injured victim
of conditions, driven to outlawry by the
crimes of other. In anticipation of a
Jury trial he is cleverly eudeavorlug to
convince the public that his Intentions
have always Iwen good and that he has
been more sluued against thau sinning.
THE OMAIIA DAILY BEEt MONDAY, OCTOBER 0, 1905.
It is well known, however, that this
desperado has a criminal record that
leaves no room for sympathy for him.
His tales about his devotion to family
and his desire to reform are so at
variance with the facts that they are
entitled to no credence whatever. It Is
only natural, however, for certain yel
low newspapers to lend themselves to
the wily schemes of the king kidnaper
to regain his liberty.
DIPLOMATIC SERVILE REFORM.
Secretary Boot has entered upon hi
duties as the head of the Department of
State. It Is the foremost position In the
executive branch of the government, for
the reason that it has to deal with the
international relations of the United
States. All our diplomatic intercourse
is conducted through that department
and upon that department depends the
character and quality of such Inter
course. A proper recognition of this has
never been more Imperative than at
present when the position of tho United
States as a world power is so generally
recognized and admitted.
Improvement in the diplomatic and
consular services of the United States Is
one of the tasks to which the present na
tional administration Is committed.
President Roosevelt is unqualifiedly in
favor of such a change in policy as will
conduce to the betterment of our whole
diplomatic service. He expressed him
self in favor of this in his last annual
message and he has since shown that
he thinks it desirable. He sent the as
sistant secretary of state, Mr. Loomis,
abroad, for the purpose of investigating
diplomatic and consular conditions and
reporting as to what If anything, could
be done to improve them. Mr, Loomis
has not yet reported, or bis report if
made hns not been given to the public,
but It is understood that he will recom
mend changes of a more or less radical
character. It Is said that he did not
find conditions, so far as his investiga
tion extended, nearly so bad as had
been represented, yet In the main such
as call for reform.
The United States should have and
must have diplomatic and consular serv
ices of the very highest standard in all
respects. This, country cannot afford to
be in this regard inferior to any other
nation. Our commercial interests
abroad will be promoted or retarded ac
cording as those who represent them are
qualified to take care of them. The in
dustrial and commercial nations of Eur
ope are represented in the markets of
the world by intelligent, energetic and
aggressive men, thoroughly familiar with
the conditions they represent They are
given every possible opportunity to pro
mote the commercial interests of their
countries and are properly rewarded for
the services they render. Not only are
they well paid, but they are assured of
promotion for faithful and successful
The United States must emulate the
example of these foreign countries. We
must make our diplomatic and consular
representatives understand that not only
Is the best possible service required of
them, but that the government is willing
to reword them adequately for such
service and to give them merited pro
motion In reword for good service. This
is evidently the policy of the administra
tion and there is every reason to expect
that it will be carried into effect by
Secretary Root who is understood to be
thoroughly in sympathy with the Idea
of- reform in the diplomatic and con
The death of former lieutenant Gov
ernor H. H. Shedd signalizes the re
moval of another eminent Nebraskan
who was for many years conspicuous in
public life. Mr. Shedd served the state
In the constitutional convention of 1875
and In two sessions of the legislature, In
one os speaker of the house, culmlnat
ing his political career with two terms
as lieutenant governor. Ills life was an
example of conscientious devotion to
duty, which must have been a greater
ntlsfnctlon to him than would have
been the accumulation of colossal wealth.
The Central Labor Union suggests
an appeal to the Initiative and referen
dum law to procure the submission of
the proposition for a proposed Inde
nendent telephone system. The city
council may be safely relied upon to
tlon. What would be tne use or ueing
a member of the council, if there were
a short cut by initiative and referen
dum? The Judicial affirmation by the su
preme court of Nebraska that the Mis
souri river Is a navigable stream win
be welcomed by the collector of the
port at Omaha. A government official
of such great importance ought to have
a revenue cutter placed at bl disposal
to patrol the waters against pirates and
If the federal government succeeds
In breaking up the merger of bridge In
terests at St Louis the Mississippi river
may again become navigable at that
point east and west as well as north and
Get Oft the Rartfc.
The president Is going to New Orleans
anyway. The yellow fever might as well
make up Its mind to retire from buslr.ssa.
FMTorltee of Opporteelty.
Opportunities In this country are espec
ially abundant for the young man who
happens to have been born the son of an
Strata te the Ha.lt.
It Is difficult to believe that the railroads
are losing money on packing house pro
ducts In view of their fatal facility In rais
ing rates when they need the money.
PiaTereaee la Met hoe's Oaly,
Which kind of outlawry Is the greater
menace to the nation, the holding up
m.n exnra trai by basdita a
dlshonest manipulation of other people's
money by eminent financiers?
Large Bodies Mere Swiftly.
New York Sun.
No sooner does the Hon.. William IT.
Taft reach home from the far east than he
prepares to visit the canal strip, whither
he Journeyed onfe before. Secretary Taft
Is a living refutation of the savins; that
"larg-e bodies move slowly." He moves
rapidly and effectively.
Kew Watch the Far Fly
Wall Street Journal.
The railway rate war Is on In earnest.
Senator Foraker opened ths Ohio cam-
pala;n with a declaration on the subject
directly opposed to the president's policy.
Now the president's friend and secretary
of war. Judge Taft, is to go on the stump
in Ohio to proclaim the president's doc
trine of rate regulation.
ProTlalon Against Talat.
A man In Chlcavo rave a donatton of
tfiO.OOO to a ' college. Accompanying the
rtft was a letter explaining how the
money was mads and alrlne; first-class
references as to the donor. In these days
one cannot be too careful about consenting-
to accept money without auarantes of
its antitoxin origin and properties.
Rwles for Domestla Tranejallltty.
A set of rules has lately been developed
In a suit In court which. If followed out.
would enable men to make their wives
happy. These rules, found In a letter put
In evidence, ran as follows: "If your wife
Is pretty, tell her so; If she's saucy, kiss
her; If sha Is a good cook, commend her;
if she is lonely, stay at horn with her."
A corresponding rule has been already
given to wives to make husbands happy.
It Is not so sentimental, but terse, simple
and practical: "Feed the brute."
tfrkaey "tralaa m folat.
Springfield (Mass.) Republican.
President Stlckney of the Chicago Great
Western road Is not particularly discrim
inating when he charges the Interstate
Commerce commission with cowardice In
the matter of enforcing the law. It la
for another department of the government
to carry on prosecutions, and for the conv
mlsslon to discover and report offenses.
It did so In the ease of the Santa Fe re
bates, and what was the result? More
over, the commission, at nearly every
turn has met and been disarmed by the
Judgment of the federal courts. The rail
roads are quite given to ridiculing and de
nouncing the commission 'for a poworleas
ness which they themselves have been In
strumental In bringing about. This does
not hurt the commission In public estima
tion half as much as it does the roads.
The purpose la too well understood.
Sam P. Davis la the solitary professional
humorist of Nevada and his ultimatum to
ths Insurance companies may be one of his
One hundred and twenty-two million dol
lars Is the Tammany estimate of about
what It will cost to run Qotham during the
Truman H. Newberry of Detroit, who
has Just assumed the duties of assistant
secretary of the navy, Is one of the richest
young men in Michigan. He Is 41 years
old and a graduate of the scientific school
of ale university.
Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., baa Joined the
Phllharmonlo society of Harvard university.
It Is possible that he will teach in the
Chinese .Sunday school In Boston or may
collect money In aid of the charities con
nected with the Phillips Brooks House.
In 18GS the German novelist Wllhelm
Raabe wrote a story in whloh one of the
characters remarked that the time would
come when there would be aa "England
of the Pacific ocean,"" which would then be
very animated. "We call It today Japan
and stand before It as before a dark rid
die." Prof, William P. Tonry, who has Just
died In' Baltimore, was the best known
chemist n Maryland. For three years he
was chemist In the laboratory of the United
States army surgeon general's office. His
wife was a daughter . of Mrs. Surratt,
charged with complicity in President Lin
Henry V. Lucas, a descendant of one of
the oldest families In St. Louis, who lost
his fortune about twenty years ago trying
to promote the Union Base Ball association,
of which he was president, has been ap
pointed to an Inspectorship In the St. louls
street department- at a salary of 175 a
month, At one tlma he was worth 1,600,000,
ATI EH A. OF PROSPERITY,
StrlktBsr Evldeace of Agricultural
and Industrial Good Times.
New York Times.
There are signs on every hand these days
of overflowing national prosperity. The
United States Is to harvest this year the
biggest corn crop It has ever grown and the
biggest wheat crop in Its history, with one
exception. Our exports and Imports will
break all records. Immigration is reaching
a new high water mark. Our iron and steel
output will be the largest ever known, and
we shall touch a new high level In coal
production. It was announced the other
day that postal receipts for 1904-06 had ex
cept! cil those for IW8-04 by $10,000,000, The
Poptoffloe Department's money order busi
ness showed a gain for the year of SO per
cent an unerring evidence of widely dif
fused prosperity. Now come Dun's and
Bradstreet's reports on commercial failures
In the United States for the first nine
months of 1905 to testify to steadily im
proving trade conditions.
Both agencies emphasise the marked de
crease, not so much In the number of fail
ures as In the totals of liabilities reported.
The Insolvencies noted by Pun for the
period mentioned were 8,806, with liabilities
of $76,234,208. Bradstreet reports 7,431 fail-
urea, with liabilities of $89.9A3,T4S. Accord
ing to one authority there was a decrease
In "Insolvencies compared with 19H also a
prosperous year of 4 per cent. According
to the other there was a decrease of $.8
per cent; but In liabilities there was a
decline estimated by one agency at SO per
cent and by the other at 21.6 per cent.
Possibly It Is fair to say there has been a
decrease of 26 per cent In the volume of
bankrupt liabilities. This is a highly sig
nificant Improvement, and Inasmuch aa for
the last three months the ratio of decrease
has been noticeably larger than In the six
months period from January t June, It
will be seen that business conditions on
October 1 were exceptionally promising.
As Pun's Review puts it: "These statistics
of mercantile mortality are probably
faithful In depicting the condition of busi
ness as the less negative records of bank
exchanges and railway earnings, which tell
a similar story."
In the last three or four years we have
heard much talk of an ebb In national
prosperity. We have seen here In New
York two or three temporary crashes In
stocks panics of the "rich man's" variety.
We have suffered not a little from the over
Issue of overvalued securities; but these
disturbances have been ephemeral and
wholly on the surface. Industrial and com
mercial development has not been Impeded
by these "popgun" shocks, and the country
at large bas gone ahead absorbed in Its
work and Indifferent to the havoc played
from time to time with paper values. Good
times have not failed, and show no signs
of falling. On the contrary, there la every
evidence that the next two or three years
will see a marked acceleration la our In
dustrial growth and a greater diffusion
than ever of material prosperity.
STATU) press ormoi.
Schuyler Free Lance: On another page of
this Issue we print the democratic state
platform In full. It Is good reading and
this editor endorses It. Our democratic
friends are getting down to business, new
that they are away In the minority, a thing
they forgot when In power.
Bradshaw Republican: There Is certainly
no need for an extra session of the state
legislature. There Is no assurance that
anything would be done. Let us be patient
for another year and then see to It that a
legislature la elected pledged non-pass
grabbers and something can be expected.
As It Is, let's add no useless expense to
Grand Island Independent: The Norfolk
Press points to the fact that the railroads
haul lumber from Puluth to Lincoln for IA
cents per 100 pounds and from Puluth to
Norfolk for 24 cents per 100 pounds, and It
wants to know why, If the roads oan haul
lumber at the same rates between the two
points It costs more to haul other goods
from Puluth to Norfolk than from Puluth
to Lincoln. Can you guess T
Bradshaw Republican: Which way
would It prove the easier, for the railroads
of the state to pax their Just proportion
of taxes without kicking or furnish annual
passes to all the state officials? Let tha
railroads pay their due proportion of taxes
and there will be a good round surplus
from which an appropriation can be made
to ' pay all legitimate traveling expenses
of our state officers. Who will dare to say
Hastings Tribune: It Is mors than evi
dent that the anti-pass crusade was to have
been the one thing the demoorats were to
have pinned their entire faith upon for
success in the November election, and the
fact that the republicans beat them to It
makes the democrats feel the sting. That
It nas cut to the quick is evidenced from
the tone and manner In which the Omaha
World-Herald, the Columbus Telegram and
other leading democratic journals comment
upon the doings of the republican atate
Norfolk Press: Senator Millard Is send
ing out to the country newspapers a re
print of the Interview with him that re
cently appeared In the Omaha and Lincoln
papers. On railroad regulation Mr. Mil
lard declares, like the rest of them, that he
Is In accord with President Roosevelt on
the subject. That Is a thing that la mighty
easy to say. What the Press would like
to know more than anything else is
whether Mr. Millard will vote for the
Eech-Townsend rate regulation measure
when it gets Into the senate, and whether
he will vote to have it considered Instead
of being pigeon-holed.
Tecumseh Chieftain: Some fifteen or
eighteen years ago it required more than
a pas of a country paper to print the de
linquent tax list each year for Johnson
county. But, oh, my, how things have
changed since that time, thanks to the
prosperous conditions made possible by
the republican party. Year by year the
tax list has grown smaller, each year
the taxpayers being able to better pay
their obligations, until this year the num
ber of properties In the county upon which
the taxes are delinquent for 1904 are told
in less than two columns ot this paper
this week. Is there any argument In this?
Beavar City Times-Tribune: An esteemed
democratic subscriber wishes to know why
the Times-Tribune has not made more fun
of the democratic county convention. The
reason Is plain. It la not seemly to make
sport of the halt lame, and blind, and the
democrats of Furnas county are old and
feeble and consequently are entitled to more
consideration, The populists used them
for many years while they could and now
they are left In the cold to hustle for
themselves, almost without a place to lay
their heads. Far be It from this paper
to make fun of them. We pity but with
hold condemnation or ribaldry.
Central City Record: It Will be remem
bered that President Baer of the Reading
railroad gave as a reason for not advancing
the wages of the coal miners that his com
pany could not afford It. Public opinion,
however, compelled the partial granting of
the coal miners' request. Last year's re
port of the Reading shows that the com
pany made a profit of 20 per cent. It may
also be remembered, perhaps, that the
company raised the miners 10 cents a ton,
but made the occasion an excuse for boost
ing the price to consumers 29 cents a ton.
President Baer Is probably hoping that the
miners will demand another 10-oent raise
Wymore Arbor State (dem.): The demo
cratic party of Nebraska has placed in
nomination W. G. Hastings of Saline
co'inty. This democratic paper Is opposed
to him. A Judge who will make a Judicial
larceny from one man when a Judge of a
Judicial district will do the same thing
when opportunity offers when on the su
preme bench. The editor of this paper was
the victim of this judicial theft. There is
always an evening up of all these wrongs.
The banker In the deal fulled. The man
who transferred the oontract lost $75,000
in aeventy-nve minutes by a cloudburst
and the writer has helped to make W. G.
Hastings bite the political dust every time
he has run for office since. God Almighty
will never allow such men to prosper. We
call upon the state committee to remove
him from the ticket
Schuyler Free Lance (Ind ): Governor
Mickey Is doing some thing along these
days not to the liking of the corporations
and he Is puxsling the common people
as to his purpose. He was always under
stood as a railroad man as "our maq
Mickey" and he was not In any way In
consistent with that Idea until lately, He
first took a decided stand In assessing the
corporations and stood out for a higher
assessment than last year even, when It
was raised. After the republican state
convention declared against tha railroad
pass he returned his and now pays his
fare. He is outspoken as to railroad tax
ation and does not hesitate to talk as to
the railroad pass and the regulation of
freight rates. This talk from the man
the railroads made governor Is not suiting
the corporation end, but It sounds good to
the people who uphold the governor re
gardless of whether he Is making a grand
stand play or not. Governor Mickey Is
Fairly Good Gaesaers.
New York Tribune.
President Stlckney ot the Chicago Great
Western railway, testifying before Judge
Bethea of the United Spates district court
gave this enlightening statement as to how
rates are made: "It Is unfortunate that the
men who make the tariffs, or rates, are not
mathematicians. Instead of fairly good
guessers. They guess If one rate Is so
much, another rate, to be relative, should
be so much." As It Is a matter of guessing,
It la rather surprising that the railway
authorities are so averse to having the
Interstate Commerce commission try a
Mosey Cats No Flaaref
Apostles of advanced thought continue
to maintain a reputation for Inconsistency
by declaring In one breath that Americans
worship wealth and la the aext that rich
men have no friends. Both assertions are,
of course, untrue. Dollar worship is not
augmenting and many rich men have
plenty of friends and deservedly so. A
man's possessions afford no Index to his
capacity for friendship. There are rich
men with many friends and poor men with
none, but nuny or the lack of tfr-uta
bo figure la the matter.
Absolutely Puro -
HAS UO SUBSTITUTE
A Cream of Tartar Powder
ROl'ND ABOIT HEW YORK.
Ripples oa the Carrent of Life la
A curious bit of political rancor Is
brought to light by the opening of the new
Gotham hotel on Fifth avenue, opposite
the St. Regis, The manager Is Mr. Ben
nett formerly a Washington newspaper
man, later manager of the Arlington hotel.
Bennett and Senator Tom Piatt are close
friends. The fact that the Gotham is lo
cated within 200 feet of a church prevents
the Issuance of a ltcenre to sell liquor In
the hotel. Senator Piatt undertook to
secure for the hotel a license by special
act of the legislature last winter. The
bill went through with a whoop and was
vetoed by the governor. The ungracious
act gave the senator great offense and
when he attended the ceremonies at the
opening of the hotel he took occasion to
roast Governor Higglns for general cussed-
ness and announced that one term would
be the limit of the governor's life In the
Although denied a license, the new
Gotham la not a dry joint. Order a drink
and hand out the price and the booxe
reaches Its destination as quickly as If
the bar was visible. Bennett realised that
It would be ar.lstlo anomaly for a place
called Gotham to be drlnkless, so he
organized a chain of genteel can rushers
and the scheme works beautifully.
It would be a pretty difficult matter for
cracksmen to steal the diamonds and other
precious things in Uncle Bam s oare during
appraisement In the great warehouse
where they are kept are forty watchmen.
When at night a fortune In diamonds re
poses In the safe of the big house situated
In a darkened section of the city there is
not a moment that two or three men cannot
enter the room at a moment's notice. A
light reflects upon the safe at all times. It
would be impossible for a cracksman to
enter the room unobserved, to say nothing
of getting his tools In operation. Sven were
he able to bend his muscles upon the hard.
ened drills used to break open safes the
steel would barely touch the doors before
an alarm would be communicated to the
nearest station house, and when an alarm
comes from this quarter men are sent on
the double-quick to the scene.
A few days ago the second f tha
tunnels under the Hudson was bored
through, and Its completion for htmlnnaa
is expected within a year. These tunnels
are ior trolley sorvlce. Connecting with
the tunnels now put through under tha
Hudson will be subway lines to tha hour
of the city. Three additional tunnels under
the Hudson are planned, and a connection
between all of them will ba
the New Jersey aide of the river.
Thus a tunnel system is In sight which
will enable cittsens living In New Jersey
towns, but doing business In New York,
as well as passengers arriving on trains,
to reach the centers of New York without
dangers from fog or Ice. and with a sav
ing of much time. The two tubes com
pleted under the Hudson Join Jersey City
and Hoboken to New York at Thirty-third
street and Sixth avenue, and Actor Place
and Fourth avenue. By this achievement
is Drought to a suaoeaaful Issue an enter
prise that was halted twenty years ago
after a eave-tn In whloh sixteen men lost
their lives. The tunnels are not heavy
enough for trains, but will accommodate
a stream of trolley cars.
As a result of a dispute over the quality
Of the fare that was served to the prise
poodle of one of the patrons, the oocu
pants of a fashionable apartment house
In Brooklyn were notified that after Oc
tober 1 no more dogs, cats or other pets
would be allowed in the establishment. In
consequence of the notice there has been
a general exodus of the pet-owning patrons,
and with them have departed 127 dogs, six
eats, four parrots, eighteen canaries and
some ether live stock. And now the pro
prietors have posted a notice which states
When your child is ill
dislike to make it take
tasting medicine. Hence
well to know that Ayer's
Cherry Pectoral is very
pleasant. But it is a
medicine, a strong
Time and time again we have published the
formula of this cough medicine in the principal
Medical Journals of this country and Europe,
and have mailed it to nearly every physician in
the United States.
So it follows that when your doctor orders it
for coughs, colds, bronchitis, or consumption,
be knows precisely what he is giving.
Physicians recommend their families to keep
it on hand.
Kaa fcr y, c. Arm O... leweU, Haas,
ilM ssnitlMuj'ers of
-.' YIGOK-Vor thJ kit.. IVEB'8 PILLg-Vw hamNmNm
TIB' iAKSaraBUXA-ret Ue sloed.
that "Dogs, cats, monkeys, birds, trained
mice and snakes are positively prohibited
In this hotel. Guests with any of the
above are not desired; children preferred.'
The outlook tor children In apartment
houses has been pretty bad. but this looks
as though it might be on the mend.
The United States government Is doing a
fine business In Its postal department Iq
New York these days. All the big shops
are sending out circulars under l-cent
stamps advising you to call and Inspect
their goods. Many of them enclose sam
plea of shirtings, pictures of hats and col
ored drawings of suitings. Borne of the
fashionable tailors are going the limit on
this kind of advertising. There are finely
engraved cards which cost at least a nickel
apiece going out by the hundreds of thou
sands. Everybody Is spending money In New
Tork. Tho shows are paying well, tha
shops are full to overflowing, the saloons
are ' thriving as never before, the street
cars are carrying more people than they
figured upon, and, altogether, things seem
to be quite easy. "Loosen up" is the watoh.
word of the hour. Get money and spend
it while you live, for you will be a long
time dead. It Is the real silly season.
LIXES TO A LAIOU.
"Here, waiter, there's something In this
"Yes, sir. Evidently you got the oyster."
"I don't want to live to be very old,"
observed Mrs. Fretful.
"There's no danger," observed her hus
band. "You'll soon worry yourself to death
over other people's troubles." Detroit Free
"Is my hat on straight?" she asked him.
He looked at her headgear in dumb
"I dunno," he answered. "When It's
straight It looks crooked and When It's
crooked It looks straight," Cleveland Plain.
"What a beautiful home you have," said
the old-time friend.
"You mustn't let mother and the girls
hear you speak so patronlslngly," answered
Mr. Cumrox. "This ain't a home. This Is
a residence." Washington Star.
"What do you think of thatT" said the
tiresome young father after narrating a
smart saying of the baby, "Pretty smart
"Yes," replied the weary listener. "It
reminds me of one of my children. He told
me to 'quit chewing the rag' the other
' The Ideal How old is he?"
"Only 16 years." Philadelphia Ledger.
Borus (with bitter sarcasm) I suppose
you think I ought to have killed off the
hero and heroine, Instead of letting them
marry in the last chapter ot that new story
Naggus (literary editor) Quite the con
trary, Borus. You did exactly the right
thing In marrying them to each other. It
was a more rellned and artistic way of
punishing them. Chicago Tribune,
FOLKS I RUTS.
Th' world la full o' ruts, my boy, soma
shaller an' some deep;
An' every rut Is full o folks, aa high as
they can heap.
Each one that's grovelln' In th' dltoh is
growlin' at his fate,
An' wlnhlii' he had gut his chance before
It was too late.
They lay It all on some one else or say
'twas lust their luck
They never onct consider that '(was caused
by lack o' pluck.
But here's tit' word of one that's lived
clean through, from soup t' nuts;
Th' Lord don't send no derricks round '
hist folk out o' ruts.
Some folks has stayed in ruts until they
didn't like th' place,
Then scrambled bravely to th' road an'
entered In th' race.
Slch ones has always found a hand held
out for them t' grab
An' cling to till thry's lost the move pe.
cullar to a crab.
But only them that helps themselves an'
tries for better things
Will ever see th' helpln hand t' which,
each climber clings.
This here's the hxrd, plain, solemn faoks,
without no "ifs" or "huts;"
Th' Lord don't send no derricks round t
hist folks out o' ruts.
ATESc'S Aft LB CVkM-tui Suuna aaiarma.
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