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WHEJI OCT OP TOWJT.
Subscribers leaving; the city tem
porarily shonld bar The Bee
mailed to tbem. It la better than
a dally letter from home. Ad
dress will be changed as often as
With the advent of November the Ice
man baa given way to the coal man.
Taul Moriou uh uie j. resent agita
tion of insurance lit a "good thing." lie
ought to know.
American uinuence on tiie canal zone
Is being surely established. A fatal
wreck on the Panama railroad Is chron
icled. Unfortunuieiy it is uo jjurt of the du
ties imposed, by law upon the police
Judge to sing lullabys to the prisoners
in the dock.
Coal mine owner of iteutucky have
declared against the Esch-Townsend bill,
but coal consumers of Nebraska are of
Lander, Wyo., is retried to be In
the throes of the wildest excitement
aver a find of a nine-pound nugget of
gold. It is suspected tlint It is a boy.
It will take uurd wortt tor New York
people who are becoming hysterical over
the election to attract attention while
real red flags are flying at St. Peters
burg. "Jawohl" and "J a inin herre."
County Treasurer Fink's refusal to hand
over that scavenger list advertising to
O. M. Hitchcock's paper was an unpar
It Is up to Count Wltte to show him'
elf equal to Marquis Ito, who made the
constitution of Japan, but the Japanese
statesman was fortunate In having no
binding traditions to follow.
The admission, of Mr. lads that he
noM raTifltcto te nhlnnpr mlfrhr aunnlv an
r - " :
opportunity for getting the Elklns law
squarely before the supreme court of
the United States to determine if it cov
ir private car line.
The glamour is knocked off that spe
:1a message brought to the president
trom the king of Great Britain by the
British admiral because of the knowl
tdge that bad it been really Important
It would have come by cable.
Residents of St. Petersburg though
better acquainted with the csar than
people of other communities, are still un
willing to accept the manifesto granting
I constitution; so it may be that celebra
tions elsewhere are premature.
Prince Louis of Batteuberg will now
e called upon to demonstrate his abll
ty to partake of the peculiar hospitality
if America. Prince Henry of Prussia
itood the test, but since that time one
Japanese envoy went down and out
No doubt the outcome of the election
text Tuesday will have a bearing on the
nunlclpal election next spring, but the
issertion that the defeat of any candi
date this fall will have a bearing upon
the next congressional election is the
Since Couuiy Ireu surer Fink has
been In office over I24.0QO baa been ac
cumulated In the county's sinking fund
and that in less than two years. Under
his democratic predecessor in office the
sinking fund was milked dry for the
whole four years.
Manager Leads of the Sauta Fe Re
frigerator Dispatch company says the
cars of that concern are owned by the
Santa Fe and leased to the private car
line. Of course the "official" declaration
that there la no connection between the
two companies must be true.
TTM TdRirr AXO FOfiE'rt.V TRA PC
In his speech at the McKinloy club
mass meeting' Representative Lncey of
Iowa said that the democratic party lind
assailed the protective policy on the
ground that It would destroy our foreign
trade and close the markets of the world
against us. He cited the statistic of
Imports and exports for 1M)4 and under
the Dlniiley tariff for the lust fiscal year,
which show n grent Increase hi our for
eign commerce since the present tariff
went Into effect. These ficts are fa
miliar to every studeut of our economic
history and they furnish a complete ami
conclusive vindication of the protection
There are later statistics than those
cited by Mr. Lacey that show we are
still making progress in our foreign
trade. The Department1 of Commerce
and Labor has Just given out Its figures
of foreign commerce for the nine months
ended with September. These show that
the Imports of materials for use In man
ufacturing amounted In that period to
$422,000,000 and the exports of manufac
tures amounted to $421,000,000, a total
of $840,000,000 In nine months, which
assures more than a billion dollars'
worth of foreign commerce in the yenr
1903, transacted only by the manufac
turers of the United States. More than
this It represents to some degree the ex
tent to which the existing tariff encour
ages domestic labor by keeping the mills
busy. It is pointed out that tlie ma
terials for manufactures now form prac
tically one-half of the total Imports, sub
stantial evidence of the great activity
and prosperity of our industries. At the
some time It is to be noted that the ex
portation of manufactured articles has
grown much more rapidly than the Im
portation of materials for manufactures.
suggesting that the exporters of the
country are drawing, year by year, a
relatively larger proportion of their raw
materials from our own country.
When the Wilson tariff was enacted,
In 1804, its supporters declared that It
would have the effect of largely Increas
ing exports of manufactures. Its author,
on visiting England, told the British
manufacturers who banqueted and
lauded him, that they must be prepared
for an American competition that would
take from them no small part of their
trade In the world's markets. The re
sult was the opposite of this. British
manufacturers found that tariff to be
highly favorable to them and there was
a general revival of Industrial activity
in England. In proportion as that took
place there our industries experienced
depression and American labor snffered.
"No party can escape history," said
Mr. Lacey, and the history of the tariff
Is all against the democratic party,
which still assails tlie policy of protec
tion to American industries and lalwr.
It may be somewhat less aggressive In
this direction now than formerly, but
given the power it would not hesitate to
strike down protection and subject our
industries to the competition ef the prod
ucts of foreign chenn lnbor.
WITH THE PKEMDEST.
Mr. Roosevelt la assured of the sup
port of one prominent southern demo
crat in bis effort to obtain legislation
for the regulation of railroad rates.
This is Representative John Sharp Wil
liams of Mississippi, who was leader of
hts party in the last house and undoubt
edly will continue In that position in
the Fifty-ninth congress. Mr. Williams
has announced that he, with other south
ern democrats, favors the program laid
out by the president and it Is said that
the announcement has somewhat per
turbed the republican opponents of Mr.
Roosevelt's rate regulation policy.
So far as the democrats of the house
are concerned, Mr. Williams will un
doubtedly be able to marshal them in
support of the president, but it is not so
certain that be will be able to influence
any of the democratic senators, or at
any rate such of them as are opposed
to the president's position. It is not
known how the southern senators, with
ti .i if -m ,.,
buiuu' uu mis iiucsuuu, uui it. is quite
possible that a majority of them will be
found hostile to the president, mainly
for partisan reasons. The declaration
of Mr. Williams Is, however, a guln for
the cause of railroad rate regulation
that will have a good denl of Influence.
It appears that the work of sanitation
on the Isthmus of Panama has been so
successful that the yellow fever danger
has been practically removed and there
is now no fear of a return of the dread
disease. It is stated that when Governor
Magoou went to the Isthmus last May
there were numerous cases of fever and
the number increased In tlie following
month. The governor lmmediately'pro
ceeded to Investigate the situation, with
the result that he found several condi
tions which needed to be remedied and
issued the necessary orders for their cor
rection. The effect was sulutary, the
number of cases of fever steadily .leclln
ing, the last case reported being on Sep
What has been done In Panama is not
less creditable to the officials than the
sanitary work accomplished In Cuba and
It has taken less time. To put the Isth
mus In a condition such as is stated to
exist seemed like a formidable task, but
it was seen to be absolutely necessary
before the work of canal construction
could be actively entered upoq,.aud ener
getically prosecuted. It was difficult to
secure labor for a region where diseases
constantly prevailed. Now that the con
ditions there have Ix-en so much Im
proved there probably will lie no serious
trouble in obtaiulng all the lul-or that
will be required. It is stated that the
general health of Panama is excellent,
while the spirit of the American colony
baa become, a admirable as it was a
few month ago deplorable and deuior-
alized. Tlie redemption of the isthmus,
says a correspondent, appears to be com
plete, n ml there Is every reason for con
fidence that tlie (;ood work of the hist
six months will never lie undone. Mean
time sanitary vigilance renin Ins uure
lied. Secretary Taft Is on the way to
Panama and it is exported that his visit,
very likely made at the stigKcstlou of
the president, will have the effect to
stimulate greater activity In tlie matter
of construction. It Is well known that
the president Is anxious to have the
work pushed with all possible rapidity.
CAX LESLIE HE TRL'STEOt
When Charles Leslie presented him
self as a candidate for county Judge his
unfitness for tlie place was pointed out
by The Bee on two grounds: First,
that he lacked the essential legal quail-!
ilcations, and, second, because his can
didacy was, slrnply a continuation of
Judge Vinsouhalcr's administration.
The first objection was grounded on the
fact that Mr. Leslie had never practiced
law and at. best hail only training as a
court bailiff mid chief clerk of tlie
county Judge. The second objection was
grounded on the fact that Judge Vln
Hotihaler had importuned the county
commissioners to allow him to resign in
fuvor of Mr. Leslie, leaving the natural
Inference that Leslie would help him to
cover up the things he wanted to keep
dark. The fact that Mr. Leslie received
only 2.000 out of the 7.0K) votes cast
for county Judge at the primary would
seem to indicate that the rank and file
of the republican party shared the views
of The Bee regarding Mr. Leslie's un
fitness. Up to tlie time of Mr. Leslie's nom
ination no suspicion was entertained
that Mr. Leslie had shared with Judge
Vinsonhaler uny of the graft that had
made the county court malodorous, and
his friends claimed that whatever his
InckMif qualification might be, he was
absolutely trustworthy. The revolu
tions of systematic graft lu the probate
branch of the court that have been made
within the past few days through the
inspection of the books and records
afford convincing proof that Mr. Leslie
Is not a fit person to become a super
visor of the estates of widows and or
phans and the custodian of trust funds.
It was shown beyond a reasonable doubt
that Mr. Leslie was participating know
ingly and wilfully In the petty plunder
of the heirs of deceased citizens of
In tlie published partial list of 7."8
estates plundered by the county court
Mr. Leslie touched ninety-six and pock
eted $132.80 In fees, which should not
have been levied, or should have been
turned into the county treasury. Tlie
law provides that the clerk of the county
court shall administer oaths as clerk of
the court and tlie fee charged therefor
shall become the property of the county,
but Mr. Leslie In many instances
charged $1.75 and more as notary public
fees for administering oaths to his fel
low clerks as appraisers and treated
these fees as perquisites of his own.
As clerk of the district court Mr. Broad
well and his deputy administer oaths
quite frequently, and so do the county
clerk and his chief deputy, tut the fees
collected are not retained by these offi
cers, but are accounted for to the
The most scandalous thing In connec
tion with this petty grafting Is the fact
that Mr. Leslie despoiled even the mea
ger estates of his unfortunate associates
and brother members or the bar, most
notably of Attorney Von Mansfelde, that
popular young lawyer who was drowned
while on his vacation last summer, nnd
of Attorney I. R. Andrews, who like
wise perished by drowning in the riatte
river. The estates of ex-Judge Herbert
J. Davis, W. C. Ives. Councilman Rob
ert W. Dyball and Public School Prin
cipal Ellen M. White were plundered in
The executive committee of the Com
mercial club has endorsed tlie course
pursued by Euclid Murtlu and other
members of the club who went to Chi
cago to attend the Interstate Commerce
law convention, called for tlie specific
purpose of endorsing President Roose-
volt'8 railway regulation policy, and
lunded iu a convention committed lu ad
vance to opposo President Roosevelt's
policy. Inasmuch as the Omaha Commer
cial club had not been Invited to send
delegates to the Interstate Commerce
Ijaw convention, and inasmuch as the
members of tho club had no opportunity
to express their views on the issue in
volved and had authorized nobody to ex
press It for them, the action of the ex
ecutive committee Is, to say the least, of
questionable propriety. That wits the
view held by the members of the Lincoln
Commercial club regarding the action of
certain of its members who, while mas
querading as Roosevelt men, had es
poused the cause of tlie corporations that
are antagonizing his railroad policy with
all their uiit;ht and inn in.
If the surviving members of the pres
ent city council want to drive the last
nail in their own political coffins, they
can do it most effectively by electing
I to tlie vacancy caused by the sudden
death of Councilman Nicholson some
mau notoriously selected for them by
paving contractors and public service
It seems to us that it the surviving
councilmeu hud a grutu of seuse they
would fill the vacancy caused by the
death of Mr. Nicholson by a man who
has no affiliation with put, He works con
tractors and Is frett from entangltug ob
ligations to any public service eoriiora
tlou. And now we ure told thut if two sipo
cruts are only elected to membership In
the Board of University Regents, the
door will be opened. There are two
popocrutlc regent right this minute.
Why don't they open them? And for
four years the popocrats had complete
control over the board. Why didn't they
open the doors then? It looks as if wlrnt
Is wanted is merely an ojen door for the
popocrats to enter.
The doctrine that republicans or dem
ocrats must vote for crooked men in
order to elect the straight ticket Is per
nicious anil demoralizing In the ex
treme. It is the duty of every Amer
ican citizen to cast his ballot according
to the dictates of his own conscience.
It would lie his duty to himself, his
family ami his fellow citizens to vote
against any candidate whom he knows
to be Incompetent or dishonest, eveu If
he were unanlmouslv nominated.
The Omaha Fakery nas nddressed
epistles to the Germans and to the
Swedes In their own tongue to rouse
them against County Treasurer Fink
and It will be In order to follow up the
polyglot bombardment with epistles to
the Danes, Italians, Greeks. Hungarians,
Bulgarians, Polanders, Bohemians, Syr
ians, Russians, Roumanians and Afro
Amerlcaus lu their native tongues.
The Omaha Fink-o-fobiiic has fired
three columns of bird shot In German
and three volleys of canister In Swedish.
The next thing we may expect Is that
a broadside In pure Irish that will make
every son of Erin don the kilties next
Tuesday nnd ploy the hornpipe for
Uraftera to Shoot At.
Philadelphia Press (rep.).
Tills is a great time for the voter who
Hitched for Life.
The people may rest comfortably In the
belief that there will be no necessity for
reuniting the north and south again for
Too Much of n Good Thin;.
The burden of our big crops is now
weighing heavily on the country. Pity the
poor railroad managers who have to sit up
nights making money.
Chancellor Andrews Qualifications.
Chancellor E. Benjamin Andrews of the
Nebraska university is In favor of turning
over condemned murderers to the doctors
and surgeons for experiment, tlie subjects
to receive their liberty, "if they survive."
The qualifying clause relieves us of any
danger that might come from having a lot
of murderers turned loose.
In ft Nutshell.
Kansas City Times.
The impregnable position of the president
and the people respecting the demand for
railway rate regulation is based on tho
evils which exist under the present sys
tem. And this altogether wrong condition
Is admirably stated In the following suc
cinct sentence of Mr. Ray Stannard Baker,
writing In McClure's: "When a shipper or
a citizen who thinks he Is wronged at
tempts to get relief he must submit his
case, not to an impartial tribunal, but to
his adversary In the case.'!
PLATITl UES Oik HMIIEZZLEMEXTSf
Condition Which Cannot Be Ex
plained by Snerrlns.
Chicago Record Herald.
When Charles O. Dawes denounced the
"platitudes" of the Nebraska bank presi
dent, who made a speech at the bankers'
convention at Lincoln, he showed that he
was laboring under a serious delusion as to
the quullty and quantity of western public
opinion. The Nebraska man had been
talking, perhnps, in a declamatory style,
about the various abuses in high flnanco
which recent Investigations have revealed.
He said he was tired of having to apologize
for them, and wanted genuine reforms to
inted genuine reforms to
Thereupon Mr. Dawes
or the N'ebraskan harder ,
begin at once.
started in to belabor
than ever the "latter had belabored the i
However familiar the truth about high
finance may have been to Mr. Dawes, it Is
certain that the great mass of the pcoplo
of this country were Just lgnorajit enough
of what was going on in tlie neighborhood '
of Wall street to be startled and alarmed
when the fact began to come to light. I
And this la true of the residents of Chi- I
cago a well as of the residents of Ne-
braska. The people had literally no con- j
ccption of the financial rottenness thut I
existed. The things that were common,
everyday business In New York were high- j
way robbery In Chicago. And happily so.
So It was no mouthing of platitudes that
the Nebraskan Indulged in. His theme wus
of embezzlements. Embezzlements are not
platitudes. Falsified books are not plati
tudes. Abuses of trusteeships are not plati
tudes. To denounce these things loud and
long Is not to dabble in platitudes.
The discussion cannot be silenced by
sneers. It can only be silenced by genuine
WHAT'S TUB I SK.
President Stlckney Throw m Head
light on Rnllroad Rebate.
Detroit Free Press.
So long as Mr. A. B. Stlckney Is the
president of It. the Chicago Great Western
railway must be rated as on of the good
corporations.- Mr. Stlckney Is an admirer
of Mr. Roosevelt and coincides with the
view that the rates of railroads should
be subject to federal supervision and regu
lation. He Is Arm In his conclusion that
rebate are the product of competition,
and so long as there Is competition there
will be rebates unless some appropriate
and effective remedy Is adopted to prevent
them. But In the very speech In which
he explained that unreasonable rate ara
practically Impossible where there Is com
petition, but that it is important to es
tablish the correct principle before coin
petition Is eliminated, as it will be In ten
or twenty years, he explained also the
system In vogue by which the railroads
avoid the law which forbids rebates and
the means they employ to destroy all evi
dence of the lawbreaklng. It is simple,
too. At regular intervals a young man
carrying packages of currency leaves New
York and distributes the money among
the shippers. He speaks to no one, makes
no explanation oi what the money is, but
the amounts he leaves behind run, accord
ing to Mr. Stlckney, into hundreds of thou
sands of dollars a year. With such a sys
tem it would make little difference what
the law was unless there was some change
in the views of the parties to such con
tracts. Of course tlie shippers will make
the bkt bargain they can with the rail
roads, and the railroads will do what they
can to get business. In these circumstance
It would seem a pertinent reply to Mr.
Roosevelt to ask, "What's the user' But
It would be as pertinent and logical to
Ray that because It Is usually difficult and
often iniHsHible to detect murderers and
punish their frillies, that we should have
no law making murder a felony or pre
scribing punishment for the felon.
ROIHKl K.LT AI It TK R Kill I.ATIOI
Statements of the Convention sap
purl In a" the President's Poller.
The executive committee of the Chirsen
convention which approved President
Roosevelt's policy of railroad rat icgula
tiou has Issued the following statement:
"it Is doubtless due to the public that
some express statement be made of the
facts leading up to and which furnish the
occasion for the position taken by the
executive committee of the Interstate com
merce law convention.
"The nsme was given to a convention
held at St. Louis In lsl. the object of
which was to bring: closer In unison numer
ous shipping and commercial organisations
In their efforts to secure such amendments
to the Interstate commerce law as would
result In giving to the commission enough
power at least to correct a rate which It
found upon investigation to be wrong.
"It was thought that the expenses of the
effort would be much less If the several
organizations desiring this amendment to
the law would act together. That meeting
resulted In appointing a committee of the
organizations which met to carry on the
work. The committee selected E. P. Bacon
of Milwaukee as its chairman, und pro
ceeded In as Inexpensive a way as possible
to call to tlie public attention some of
the abuses of railway transportation which
"The convention and the committee
thought that the simple method of giving
to the commission the power to correct the
rate, W'hlch It was supposed to posses up
to a short time previous to the date men
tioned, would be sufficient, and did not
apprehend serious objection upon lb part
of the railroads generally conferring such
Power on the commission.
"I'p to that time It had not been charged
that the commerce commission was a
menace to the public safety. Repeated ef
forts before congress had the effect ftl least
to develop the fact that the power of the
railrouds to prevent any legislation not de
sired by them had grown to such propor
tions that the ordinary citizen had but poor
opportunity to get a respectful hearing
upon such a proposition.
"After Theodore Roosevelt became presi
dent, and after numerous rate advances In
various parts of the country, believing that
a more powerful effort must be made If
anything was done, the executive commit
tee of the law convention In 19c4 called a
general meeting of commercial, ahlpping
and producing organizations to meet at
St. Louis October 28, 1904.
"Recognizing the honesty and capability
of Mr. Bacon, he again was appointed
chairman. Within the limit of such mod
erate funds us were provided for the pur
pose, the work was carried on at
Washington before the committees and
otherwise by the distribution of literature,
and by laying before the public the neces
sity of remedial rate legislation as well
as presenting the matter to congressmen
"The result of no legislation, tho untiring
efforts of railway interests and of those
who received some advantage or other In
the matter of their freight rates to mold
or affect public sentiment led the execu
tive committee to make Inquiry of various
organizations touching the propriety of
calling another convention. This was to
provide the means of carrying on the work
nnd to renew ihe demands concerning leg
islation as outlined In President Roose
velt's message and In his subsequent pub
lic utterances. Generally the replies were
favorable. The convention was called to
meet at Chicago.
"We expected that the railroad would
attempt to discourage organizations from
sending delegates. But we were astonished
to learn only a short time before the date
ef tho convention that the attempt was be
ing made to secure enough delegates op- 1
posed to the principles and reasons for the
call to vote down any resolutions favoring
the legislation as outlined by the president
to Increase the .powers of the commission.
It was beyond our desire thus to faiT Into
"In order to avoid such a culm: ''v and In
order to hold a convention wl:!cli would
afford the opportunity to speak our views
we were put to the regrettable necessity of
requiring that all those who attended as
delegates must subscribe to the principles
contained In the call of Chairman Bacon
and in the message of the president quoted
"It wus far from the Intention of the ex
ecutive committee to exclude anyone who
entertained those views. It was the Inten
tion of the committee to exclude only those
who opposed those views. The committee
now Invites tho active co-operation of
everyone who Is in accord with the reso
lutions adopted at Stelnway hall on Oc
tober 27, endorsing President Roosevelt's
views respecting the needed amendments
to the Interstate commerce act.
"While the committee does not invite or
desire to provoke the criticism of those
who do not hold to those views. It does
not expect and did not expect their aid.
"Much has been charged against the ex
ecutive committee, but mainly that It ap
plied 'gag' rule and throttled 'free speech.'
To this It pleads that In order to afford
'free speech' It was necessary to exclude
those who themselves would have applied
the equivalent of 'gag' rule by capturing
the convention. '
"The executive committee, having per
formed its. duty, appeals to the public to
stand by the principles of railroad rate reg
ulation as demanded and outlined by Pres
ident Roosevelt and the resolution as
adopted by the law convention.
"The method which the president pro
poses Is simple. The machinery of the law
exists; it simply needs the power, the
strengthening of its weak points. That I
what we advocate; that Is what the opposi
tion does not want. Det not those who are
opposed to practical, speedy regulations
dictate the law or the plan to secure It
lest when you are expecting bread you
receive a stone.
"You can afford to stand firmly by the
position of a president who has the moral
courage to lead you, coupled with the Judg
ment and honesty not to lead you astray.
"Let the public render Its verdict."
The crop of election guesses exceed th
average In quantity, but the quality of
much of It Is threatened by frost.
Leading men of Michigan have had a
full-length portrait of Senator Julius C.
Burrows painted by Percy Ive of De
troit, which will be hung In the Senate
chamber of the Capitol at Lansing.
Prof. Irvln 8. Perry, head of the physic
department of Purdue university, has In
vented a piece of apparatus to Illustrate
the acceleration produced In the motion
of the body by a force acting in the direc
tion the body is moving.
Albert Gallatlp of Sacramento, Cal., who
ha just died, conceived and first carried
out the modern method of the long distance
transmission of electric energy for power
and light by carrying electricity to hi city,
twenty-two mile, from water power at
Elliott Pitch Shenard of New Tork. who
was fined GuO franca, assessed 20,0u0 franc
damage and sentenced to three months'
Imprisonment for running down and kill
ing a girl In France, ha lived la Pari
for several year. H ha had an unfor
tunate business career, having lust heavily
In several enterprises. Eight years ago,
when he was about 22 years old. he mar
ried Mrs. Alfred Potter, a wealthy widow
"Arc your bowels regular?" He
knows that daily action of the bowels
is absolutely essential to health. ' Then
keep your liver active and your bowels
regular by taking small laxative doses
of Ayer's Pills. Just one pill at bed
time is enough, just one.
We have no secrete! We publish
the formulas of all our medicines.
M4 by tli 9. 0. Ayr Co., XwU, Mass
Also afananktarrs (
ATKR'8 HAIR TIOOR-For th hair. ATER'SCHBRRTPKCTORAt-Forcesflis.
ATIR'3 8ARSAPARILLA For th blood. AVER'S AGUE CURB-Tor malaria and ago.
RRTIIIN TO EK-OHOMV.
Department t'blef Reduce Drafts on
the National Trensnry.
New York Tribune.
Secretary Taft has set a noticeable exam
ple of administrative economy In the esti
mates he has Just sent to the secretary of
the treasury for transmission to congress.
These estimates cover the fiscal yenr 19oti
7 and the startling thing about them is
that the appropriation linked for Is nearly
SlOiOCO.OOO less thun the amount granted
the War department by congress for 19.15-6.
A cut Is made of nearly 10 per cent. The
amount appropriated last winter for all
military purposes. Including river nnd bnr
bor Improvements and public works gen
erally charged to the War department,
was nearly $115,000,000. Next winter. If con
gress follows the department's estimates,
the net sum will fall to about $105,000,000.
If congress chooses to economize a little on
its own account the total may drop as low
as $100,000,000. A cut of this sort carried
through tho regular appropriation bills
would net the government a saving of over
$60,000,000. It would also solve effectually
the problem of treasury deficits.
The Department of Commerce and Labor
has also submitted smaller estimates for
1906-7 than those it submitted for 1905-6. So
tho policy of retrenchment Initiated by
President Roosevelt Is alrendy beginning
to bear fruit. Hitherto it has been an al
most unexampled thing for the head of a
department to ask less money for any given
year than he had asked for the year pre
ceding. On the contrary, the universal ten
dency was to enlarge expenditures and
create new fields of outlny. When congress
did not vot enough money to last through
twelve months many department and bu
reau chiefs authorized contracts in ex
cess of the appropriations and then sent
the bills In as deficiencies. In certain years
the deficiency account has run as high ns
$30,000,000, and the power to spend the
money In the treasury as they saw fit was
virtually usurped by minor officials In the
departments. Congress last year outlawed
this dangerous practice and made It a mis
demeanor for any department head to cre
ate anticipatory obligations. Under that
provision of law the treasury will benefit
annually to the extent of $20,000,000 or $25,
000,000. But from having formerly imposed on the
good nature of congress by chronic over
drafts on the treasury the department
chiefs seem now to bo converted into ex
acting and scrupulous economists.
ASTOlSDIG CHAPTER O.V liHAFT
One Nam pie Public Job Carried on In
The report of the investigating engineers,
Major Gillette und Mr. Maclennan, on the
filtration Job Is the most amazing history
of municipal iniquity which has ever been
written. No single chapter even of the
stupendous Tweed knaveries approaches
this startling revelation. The simple recital
la appalling. No intensity of language can
add-to the force of the astounding facts.
The broad, sweeping expose of the extent
of the fraud which comes to the very
beginning of the report takes the breath
away. For the filtration job, including the
minor items of the two boulevards, the city
has paid or pledged $18,761,541.23. First-class
work under the specifications, Including an
allowance of 20 per cent, for legitimate
profits, should not have cost over S12.43O.00O.
The difference, $6,331,541, I unmitigated
I the full measure of this staggering
revelation realized? The sum of 1 18.761,541
Is paid for what cost the contractors, even
If It had been first-class work, only $10.
356,0u0. In other words the profit was &2
per cent., and this graft or steal, above
legitimate profit, was 62 per cent of the job!
This, mind you, even if the work were
first-class work under the specifications.
But it is not flrst-cluss. Most of what can
lie examined, the engineer say, la second
class; what is concealed nobody knows
about. The real graft is evidently about
tmt Khii faajtytar
Sum Cof Iii a Coidt,
Shftd severe nimrnci
d wtilra truled on my
luiitf. Slid I IrlrJ nrlolts
fciiius of oouti rfindia,
sons of wbit:li did me ftiif
fuod until fltmllj tried
one botile or Dr. Hell
iMne-Tu Uoner.ahl' t re
script piy truuikt for Uu
mat aliiatil miiimI,.
Very nvj, Henry
f rank, tit Puiuil
8k,LuU Hack, Ail.
OVER 4.COO.OOO DOTTLES OF
Dr. Bell's Pine -Tar-Honey
War M isrlsf tat year lM, ABSOLUTE OUAIATTEE. Th strongest evident of th
merit of proprietary medicine la lhopin on of the consumer. Ber is tli record I
Over l militea dohkb is ii.
Fear Millie aeuiaa I !. 101
consumer regard mf th
Boaey. beet couga
IW Look lor th
tlf ar tb 1 1 sirrituLANO MutUKe CO, (, ij.
100 per cent. That Is to soy, for every $3
spent the city got only $1 worth, nnd the
dollar was steal.
That Is on what Is past. What was t
come? 'The estimated cost of completing
existing filtration contracts at contract
prices Is $l.fiS5.0iNi. A fair price, allowing
20 per cent, profit, would be $1,21R.(X. If
completed under these contracts Ihe Iofs
to the city would be $4ti7.00O. Can the carp
ers understand now why the work was
stopped? The total cost of bulb !he north
eastern and the southern boulevards as
planned at contract prices would be $7,033.
Oiki, nnd tho dead loss to the city would be
$2,7aO,io, Including the loss already sus
tained. On filtration and the boulevards
the totul prospective loss would be $2,sri4.fV.
Added to the graft already shown It would
make an aggregate colossal steal of $9.
ise.l'.tti. But even more appalling than tlio money
loss In this gigantic ste il is the wanton loss
of lives. Graft, delay and death went band
In .iand. The report shows that with proper
management tho filtration plant Might have
bef n completed and in operation on January
1, It makes plain by comparison that
this would have saved 1.200 deaths by
typhoid. These 1.200 murders are directly
traceable and charceable to the fraudulent
mismanagement. Oh, the shame i:f tho un
The crushing report points straight to
"Whv Is this cheese so full of holes?"
"That's ull right. It needs all the fresh
. air it can get." Cleveland Deader.
"What do you think posterity will say of
you?" asked the Indignant patriot.
"My dear sir," answered Senator Sor
ghum, "what posterity says of me I do not
expect to hear. It Is the present generation
that duns you If you do not look out for
your finances." Washington Star.
"What started old Pinchopenny to study
ing occult science?"
'He wants to cultivate a new sense so
he can see a bill collector through a tirick
wull." Chicago Record-Herald,
' "What we need." thundered the principal
sneaker at the political banquet, "is good
"You bet!" yelled one of the banqueters,
' who hnd tasted tho beverage in his glass,
nnd pushed It aside with a wry face.
"Jlmpson Is anxious to get a divorce."
"Doesn't ho know he will have to pay
alimony amounting to 60 per cent of his
"Yes, and he's anxious to do It.
"That's funny. Why?"
"Well, he says his wife get 100 per cent
of It now." Kansas t'iiy Telegram.
"That westerner s-enis to be telling you
some pretty tall tales."
"Yes, he was telling me that out his way
It was nothing unusual to harvest 150
bushels of wheat to tlie acre."
"Of course, you told him that was a lie."
"Not exactly. I merely remarked that It
was a 'cereal story'." Philadelphia Press.
S. W. Glllilan In Puck.
Don't mind a shivered fin, toy lad, or frac
If you were hurt with wrong intent the
barm is not your ow n.
Don't mind a few unraveled ribs, disinte
If t'o'her uid it purposely the injury ain't
Don't care a whoop If both your hips are
yanked from out their sockets
The pay for damages like these comes out
of other pockets.
Don't notice shattered femurs, crumbled
flbne Oh, no!
The man who meant to smash you get the
lion's share of woe.
Ignore that storm-cloud-tinted eye, that
cheek that'B black and blue
In after yenra your smasher must feel
vastly worse than you.
Just giggle o'er ynur fractured skull, paste
on our severed oar
The rattcal meant to do it, SO It's I who
should have tho fear.
And if with fell intention twenty bucko
mount your chest
And trample on it till your soul ha (ought
the land of rest,
Within your silver-handled home you'll lie
and gloat like fun
O'er whut those chaps must undergo fdr all
the dirt they've dune!
Cm Wbe AO Ela
I tmd a spTer encib
and tuld. I tried a groat
iimny reaiexuee but Done
of I hm Metned to do iue
ny good, end at lM I
tried one bottle of Dr.
Hell', fine. Tar. Honey
and It cured rue. Very
t'liliuau, 114 E hl ( aiu.
nu bb, UxuenUe, Ay.
u,er lire jnintea oeiins is le. uvay
eviaenoei trie opinion of to
menu of Or. bcll't Piae-Tar.
maaioin on In market.
Bell aa th Bottle. "S I
ma4 $1.00 Bottle.
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