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THE OXfAHA DAILY BEE: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 190o.
Tiif, Omaha Daily Bel
E. ROSEWATER. EDITOR.
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THE BEE PUBLISHING COMPANY.
STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION, -Bfata
of Nebraska, Douglas County, ss.:
C. C. Roaewater, secretary of The Bea
Publishing Company, heme; duly sworn,
aya that the actual numner of full and
complete copies of The Dally. Morning.
Evening and Sunday Bee printed during
the month of October, 1905. waa aa fol
lowa: 1 J12.10O 17 so.nso
2 BO.TOO Jg 80.4130
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sijtao to ao.ftao
S1.S20 n 81.B10
( si,B3o a s.fao
T 02,410 21 ffO.ftTO
I XO.ftiM 24 SO.VOO
81,0.10 26 31, tOO
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11 31.100 Z7 80,910
12 3U.T10 21 81,800
1$ 30.K20 J9 SO, TOO
14 Sl.SlO 30 81,000
15 B0.4BO 81 80,000
Less unsold copies lo.OBl
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C. C. ROSEWATER.
Subscribed in my preaenca and sworn to
be f ire ma this Hat day of October. IMS.
(Seal) U. B. HUNOATE.
WHE1 OCT OF TOWSI.
ahacrlbera leaving (he city tern
porarlly aboaI4 have The Ilea
nailed to them. It la better than
dally letter from home. Ad
dreaa will be changed aa often aa
It is also apparent that young Sir.
Hyde bad good instruction before he
took the witness stand.
The over-lap lu tile city treasury has
truck the dog catcher and he has been
ordered to lop off for the bpuhou.
All things couie to blru who waits. Tlie
possession of the water works will come
to Omaha if It waits long enough.
The Jobbing district is beginning to
crowd the burnt district and presently
"the Castles" will have to be put on
Having formed a government. Count
Witte would no doubt be pleaded to
hy a' people to whom It could be re
sponsible. With orders out to rurti work on war
ships, the United States navy yards
hav an opportunity to show what they
could do In case the ships were really
Cashier Clark might have been nblo
to afford thone fast horses, but when he
added "western mining stock" to his
assets the result which followed was
Secretary Taft In describing the situ
ation in Ohio speaks like a man who had
little, liope of capturing the "regulur
organisation" for nny presidential boom
be might be cultivating.
Since Tom Lnwbon is urrested on n
charge of libel it U possible that leaders
of "high finance" may breathe easier;
but as the case has not been tried, they
ahonld not venture too far from the
Now that there has been one more vic
tory won by the lawyers of the Water
board, they should not be backward in
coming forward with another thousand
dollar bill of extras before the pumplug
station runs dry.
If tha railroads suceetni in grid-ironing
the alleys as far west as Twelfth and
Thirteenth streets the street railway
trackage on lower Farnam and lower
Podge may have to be relocated to avoid
blockades and collisions.
Nebraska aud Iowa hardware men
evidently have more confidence In the
policy of the president than in those
Who place their trust In their ability to
I talk" the railroads Into being fair aud
reasonable In their rates.
Former Governor Odell of New York
(wants to deny under oath certain state
ments made by James II. Hyde; but no
one baa learned of any4 desire on his
part to be cross-questioned regurdlug
the late election in New York.
In decllulng te invest in submarine
lota adjacent to Rlverview park the
council for once fully concurs with the
views expressed by The Bee, that the
Missouri river has the first mortgage
upon that undesirable strip and its perl
t die foreclosure of the first mortgage
would make a second mortgage worth
Although the proposition authorizing
the lasuo of $00,000 more fire engine
bouse bonds has carried, there Is uo
reason wby the entire amount should
be Issued at once. Oue-balf that
amount should be sufficient for the erec
tion of a very respectable engine bouse
and aa addition of one englue bouse' a
year would seem aufflcleut for the ordl
nary demanda caused by actual expau
BAU.irAV BAJtH A.t KMPLVTES.
One of the expedient adopted by the
rallrood innnncru In their efforts to
prevent federal Icgislntion for the regu
lation of rates Is to mst-slml the em
ployes of the roads in opposition to the
public demand for such legislation. In
this they have been to an extent suc
cessful. The organizations of employes
In the service of the railroads have been
persunded by the managers and attor
neys of the corporations to take a stand
against rate regulation by the govern
ment and their representatives have
presented to President Itoosevelt a pro
test, undoubtedly carefully prepared by
rallroiid attorneys, against the legisla
tion which the president has recom
mended. The views presented In the protest are
not new. They have Ihmmi urged re
peatedly by representatives of the rail
roads since the question of rate regula
tion has 1een discussed. Tut In concrete
form they amount simply to this, that
regulation of railway rates by the federal
government will necessarily result in the
lowering of rates and this will mean a re
duction In the pay of railroad employes.
So fsr as those employed by the rail
roads are concerned argument of this
kind Is likely to exert an influence, but
those who are in a position to take a
fair and unprejudiced view of the mat
ter will not be Influenced. The employ
ment and compensation of railroad
workers, like every other class of wage
earners, are subject to the law of sup
ply and demand. When the railroads
are being operated to the extreme limit
of their capacity, as at present, they
will retain all their employes at good
wages. On the other band, when traffic
falls off they will reduce the number
of employes and cut, down wages. The
question of government rate regula
tion, which contemplates only the cor
rection of rates which are shown to be
unfair and unreasonable, and not a gen
eral and arbitrary regulation of sched
ules, would cut no figure whatever In
the matter of the employment aud com
pensation of railroad workers.
The reply of President Itoosevelt to
the delegation of railroad employe
ought to have assured them that the
Iollcy which he urges could not operate
to their Injury. There is no injustice
intendwl to the railroads, but only such
supervision and regulation ns will re
quire them to deal fairly aud Justly
with the public. It is n reasonable prop
osition that if discriminations, rebates
and other abuses now practiced can be
done away with it will be to the ad
vantage of the railroads and therefore
to the benefit of all who are connected
with them In any capacity. Railroad
employes have been misled In their op
position to the policy advocated by Mr.
Roosevelt and their attitude. Instead of
contributing to their welfare. Is really
adverse to it, as well as to that of the
general publics 1
TH MASTS ASIATIC TRADC ,
The extent of the raclflc coast's trade
with Asia, which has very materially In
creased within recent years, Is not gen
erally known and the statistics are
really surprising. . The San Francisco
Call points out that ten years ago the
total trade of the coast with Asia
amounted to f 70,0O0,Xio. while last year
it was 105,000, (XXI, an Increase of more
than 100 per cent. That paper remarks
that an equal increase in the next dec
ade will make it an important part of
the foreign trade of the whole country
and it expresses the opinion that this
will be realized.
Of course the products of the coast
states supply only a part of this trade
but it is easy to understand that if It
continues to grow there will be develop
ment of production lu the states of the
coast and they will necessarily become
more prosperous. Capital will flow into
thenu population will grow and 'new In
dustries will be established. What has
already been gained gives promise of
what may be accomplished, but a good
deal depends upon our future policy In
regard to Asiatic countries. If we culti
vate their friendship by fair and Just
treatment such treatment as we accord
to other nations and peoples we shall
get their trade, but otherwise It will go
to our competitors. There is a good deal I
of sentiment on "the coast that Is not
favorable to the cultivation of friendly
STATE DEPART.VSST HKFURMS
It has been commonly supposed that
of all the executive departments that
which has charge of the forelgu rela
tions was freest from any need of re
forms. It appears, however, that Secre
tary Root has fouud that some changes
can advantageously be made and that he
Is arranging to bring these about as
soon as it cau practically be done. The
first step, it is stated, is to get rid of
some of the less valuable of bis sub
ordinates. Several bavo already been
provided for elsewhere and it Is under
stood that others are slated to be either
retired from the public service or given
diplomatic positions which they are
It is said that Mr. Root, with bis great
capacity for work, has undertaken the
task of personally acquainting himself
with every phase of the department's
work. When he has learned all there is
to know about the workings of the State
department it is predicted that there
will be a great shaking of dry bouea,
though It will be done so discreetly that
only those who are familiar with the
personnel of the department will realize
the importance of whatever changes are
made. As Mr. Root has been secretary
of state ouly a few weeks he cannot as
yet have learned much about the quali
fications of his sulordln:ites, so that the
changes already made or In conteinpla
tlou were doubtless suggested or di
greeted by the proldeut, who uuques-
tionably Is very well Informed as to the
work of that department and thiW upon
whom It devolves. Moreover, Mr. Itoose
velt Is undoubtedly most desirous thnt
the "foreign office" of the I'nlted States
shall le maintained at the very highest
standard. Our State department never
stood higher In the respect of foreign
governments than nt this time and It
will not be allowed to decline. There Is
reason to Wllovo that the efficiency and
influence of this most important depart
ment will 1)C enhanced under the ad
ministration of the present secretary of
DO IT AO".
rublie sentiment Is a unit for the
abolition of the county Jail graft.
It Is conceded on all hands that
there is uo more reasou why the county
should pay 43 cents a day for feeding
prisoners In the county Jail while the
city Is paying only 10 cents a day for
feeding prisoners in the city Jail than
there would be for the county to pay
three or four times as much per ton for
fuel to heat the county buildings than
the city is paying for heating the city
It is a matter of record that during
the first three years of his service as
sheriff, from 181X1 to 1809, John McDon
ald received but 35 cents per day for
feeding county prisoners. There has
never been any rational explanation or
good reason given why the price was
Increased by 30 per cent, except that the
maximum rate, which means the highest
rate allowed by law, Is 50 cents per day.
That rate may have been reasonable In
sparsely settled counties at the time the
law was enacted, but payment of the
maximum rate Is by no means compul
sory. On the contrary, the county lward
Is expected and in duty bound to give
the taxpayers the benefit of the most
reasonable rate that can be procured
consistent with its obligation to aupply
a sufficient amount of wholesome food
for the Inmates of the county Jail.
Why the various county boards have
failed to do their duty in this respect,
although their attention has repeatedly
been called to the contrast between city
and county Jail expenses, Is a matter of
notoriety as well as a scandal. Repub
lican boards did not want to hurt the
feelings of the republican sheriff by cut
ting down his Jail graft and the demo
cratic boards did not want to hurt the
feelings of the democratic sheriff by cut
ting down his Jail graft, and thus the
flagrant abuse has been continued from
year to year by the manana policy not
this time, some other time.
The popular demaud for retrenchment
in all the departments of county govern
ment can uo longer be Ignored or defied
with Impunity. The present Board of
Commissioners will not be excused In
attempting to shift the responsibility
upon the next . board. The mere fact
that a change will take place In the
sheriff's office within six or seven weeks
affords no excuse for procrastination.
Its'plaJn duty Is to take action without
further delay, even If the amount saved
between now and the change In the
sheriff's office aggregates only a few
hundred dollars. The proper time for
the abolition of the Jail graft Is before
and not after the change is made in the
The well defined rumor that ex-Couu-cllman
Isaac S. Hascall has decided to
shy his castor lu the ling as against
Councilman Back for the First ward
nomination next spring seems to be pre
mature. Judge Hascall has served no
tice on all to whom It may concern that
be has at uo time stated or Intimated
that he would be a candidate at the mu
nicipal election next spring, liecause it
Is premature to consider the matter at
this time, aud further because there is
plenty of time before the next election
to recouslder. Whether this assurance
will pacify Councilman Back and all
others to whom It may concern It would
be premature at this time to prognosti
cate. There is plenty of time between
now and the spring election to reach a
Now we are told that the tide of senti
ment against annexatlou is slowly re
ceding In South Omaha, aud It is ap-
parent that a differeut feeling exists
froiu lust winter, when 500 South
Omaha people and a brass band went to
the state capltol and protested against
the bill having the consolidation of
Omaha and South Omaha as its ultimate
object. It must also be apparent that
the brass band protest had Its Inspira
tion solely from political pleblters and
grafters who did not want to bo pried
loose from the crib.
The discussion before the council of
the causes of the fatal accident in the
Hayden building emphasises more than
ever the Imperative necessity of a re
vision of the ordinances to protect the
public as well as the owuers of the
The Iowa aud Nebraska Implement
Dealers' association has discovered that
It has been made the victim of "graft
ers" in the guise of orgaulzers. The
discovery would be still more Important
if tln grafters bad been exposed in the
Fillbusteriug against Cuba will prob
ably prove less romantic than filibuster
ing for that island. Residents of the
Isle of Tines will secure little comfort
from the man who declared that the
Island of right belonged to the new re
A Dreadfal Saggeatloa.
The suggestion has been made that the
people of the United 8tatr would gladly
adopt Prince Louis ef Buttenuerg if he
should get tired of hla royal environment
BU11. it would probably be better for the
admiral to Uing to tlie royal establishment,
with occasional rtivnrelons at khi. It would
not always be terrapin, mtiflc ami dancina;
In this country. Kvcn a prince rntaht have
Weather Prophets Ontrlaaaed.
Detroit Free rrres.
Now that the system of (Ixlns the divi
dends of the poliryholdera has been dis
covered the weather bureau Is set back to
second place In the guessing contest.
By a Rlalnar Vote.
Admiral Nebonatoff has returned to Rus
sia and explains that he surrendered to
the Japs In order fo keep his sailors from
art tins; hurt. It would be no more than
right for the sailors to adopt a vote of
The young man who delib tcly planned
a wreck on the Rock Island railroad for
the fun of seeing- what would happen, suc
ceeded so well that sevral lives were lost.
Aa a result of his funmaklng, lie has been
sentenced to Imprisonment for life, and
he will have a chance to spend the rest
of his days WRltlng for something to
States' niahta Get Another Knock.
The conference of southern governors and
congressmen at Chattanooga has dealt
state rights a blow by agreeing upon the
terms of a new national Quarantine law,
under which the national government shall
be supremo everywhere along the roast
line. This result was foreseen from tha
movement of tho breakdown of the LousU
ana stae quarantine during the recent yel
low fever epidemic. Southern statesmen
flnajly yield to the Imperious logic of
Gives the Cne to Gorernors.
Practically the president has settled for
all the country the date of Thanksgiving
day, since must state governors will In
their proclamations agree with him that
the 30th Is a very good time for the holi
day. It does bring it a bit near to Christ
mas, perhaps, some will say, but there
will be time to recover physically and
financially from any 111 effects of the day's
celebration. For while the president can
do no less In his proclamation than to Sug
gest that people pray for deliverance from
passions, appetites and follies, everyone
knows that under those three heads are
reckoned most of the occupations and pas
times that make the day different from
other days. Foot ball, big dinners and
quiet little family games of bridge as they
help to while away the day, will directly
or Indirectly stir In all ages emotions that
do not exactly bring peace of mind.
THE YOTIXG MACHINE.
rertlnent Objections to the Mechan
There Is reason to believe that the adop
tion of the voting machine will tend to
Increase the percentage of voters who will
vote what Is called a "straight ticket."
'The average man, who has not train
ing or practice in the use and manage
ment of machinery turns naturally away
from a machine for doing that which he
has long been accustomed to see done in
another way. There are still thousands
of people who feel a rooted aversion to
the use of the typewriting machine.
There are many who eee little to ad
mire In the element of secrecy In the
manner of voting. They think that there
can be no faith in any map who dare
not vote his sentiments except In the dark.
They are willing to accept, out of defer
ence to the optsldns of others, the ballot
whose makeup "and contents are secret
from all the world except the voter him
self. But when It 'comes to a ballot that Is
so secret that the voter himself Is not
sure how he voted nor even that he voted
at all not a few voters hold back. Kach
wants, by and for himself, to know pre
cisely what he Is doing.
When a man prepares his own ballot
and see It In the presence of sworn offi
cers of both parties In action dropped Into
a sealed ballot box he knows that he has
voted and how he has voted.
When he presses a button or a key tn
a votinaj machine, the operation of which
he does not understand, even though the
machine shows him what is said to be a
record of his action, he does not actually
know whether he has voted or not. nor
has he confidence that the records shown
to him will be the same counted Into the
Moreover, he knews that any and every
machine is liable to "get out of order,"
to work erratically or refuse to work at
all, and he hesitates to put his freeman's
highest privilege into the keeping of an
Inanimate machine the action of which
might .be Juggled by a crooked expert
Into something other than his will and
without his suspecting the fact, or it may
fall altogether through disorder In the ma
chine or a dlBhouest manipulator.
Worse than this, an impression has
grown that wherever a voting machine is
used the percentage of "straight tickets"
Increases. Voter have found it more than
difficult under the blanket ballot system
to cast Independent votes. It Is easy to
make one mark and be sure your vote is
To "split" a ticket without link of losing
your vote requires considerable skill and
a vast amount of Instruction, not a little
of which la Itself wrong.
If It be true that the machine makes
splitting a ticket any more difficult than
it is now with our blanket ballot thousands
of voters will hold that that fact alone la
sufficient to condemn It.
It Is openly charged In some plaoes that
the form of the blanket ballot was made
up with the purpose of making a split
ticket more difficult than under the old
system and that it attained ita purpose,
thereby swelling the number of straight
tickets and increasing accordingly the
power of the boss and hla machine.
If the voting machine adds still fur
ther to this condition it Is a thing to be
Is coughing. It is the time of
year when people are most sus
ceptible to colds. Scott's Emul
sion will not only cure the cold,
which otherwise might hang on
ail winter, but will give strength
and flesh to the body to resist
more colds, pneumonia, etc.
COTT SOWN E, 409 Pearl Sirest, New Vers,
ROIMl ABOIT KKW illRK,
ttlpplea on the (arrest af l ife In the
The cost of conducting an election In the
metropolis reaches magnificent proportions
The prixe Is munificent and the effort to
reach It calls forth greater energy from
party men than a national election. rii
hiachlnery of the last election called for
the services of five brigades of men of l.0"0
each, and the total cost to city and county
was 11.060,00). Party organisations spent
ll.yo.nm more. According to the llersl.l
more than 1.3on,iK) ballots were printed ami
distributed In each borough this year. Of
these l.CW.ono were the regular ballots used
on election day and 500,010 were sample bal
lots distributed before election day for the
guidance of voters who desire to familiar
ize themselves with the positions of the
candidates for whom they desired to vote
on the official ballot before entering the
The cost of the printing of these ballon
Is at least 150,000, and each year the cost is
Increasing. In addition to this there is the
expense of providing polling places, equip
ping them with booths into which each
voter must go to mark his ballot, and many
other details, which In themselves stem
unimportant, but which In the aggregate
reach a large sum.
The chief Item of expense, of course, Is
the salary of the members of the election
boards. Tho four inspectors of election
each receive 112 for their work XI each for
their work during the time the polls a.-e
open and 15 each for canvassing the vote
after the polls close. The two poll clerks
and the two ballot clerks each receive Ti
the salary list for each polling place for
election day Is $76. making a total of tHS.CM,
for the 1.948 election districts. In addition
to this expense for election day the four
Inspectors of election each serve the city
on the four registration days and on pri
mary day, each receiving 7 for each of the
New Tork will soon have the greatest
library building in the world. It will have
capacity for 4,500,000 volumes and its ap
proximate cost will be $3,000,01)0. It occupies
a frontage of two blocks facing on Fifth
avenue, between Fortieth and Forty-second
streets. Its site is that of the large city
water reservoir on the east side of Bryant
park. When completed it will be known
as "The New York Public Library Astor,
Lenox and Tllden Foundations." It will be
a combination of the Astor and Lenox li
braries, strengthened by the bequest of Mr.
Tilden, which will give a total endowment
of about $3,500,000. The work of construc
tion has been going on since 1S99, when the
reservoir was removed and the foundation
begun. The building, which is of marble,
is 350 feet in length and ISO feet In width.
The main reading room will have capacity
for 800 readers and, in addition, there will
be a general reading room open to the pub
lic, a children's reading room, a periodical
room and a newspaper room.
One of the election novelties In New-
York waa the sale to watchers at the polls
of ham sandwiches and hot coffee, dis
tributed at S cents eacli from thirty-alx
wagons Controlled by the Women's Mu
nicipal league. The women sold more than
12,000 sandwiches and more than 3,375 gal
lons of coffee at the polling places during
the day. One of the New York papers says:
"They did a fine business, even If they lost
money." Why they should have lost money
does not appear. The 6-cent rate should
have given them a profit, even with real
cream in the coffee and real ham in the
The election frauds In New York were
certainly Ingenious. That the leaders might
know that they got the vote for which they
paid, they provided the voter with a piece
of carbon paper, enclosed between two
sheets of tissue paper, and a rubber. After
he had marked a particularly heavy crot-s
under the emblem on the ballot he laid the
tissue paper with the carbon over the croas
and tho emblem, and rubbed It until he ob
tained a copy of both. On each set of car
bons and tissue papers there was a num
ber, and when this was returned to the dis
trict captain the voter received his money.
Again. In many of the booths two blue pen
cils had been placed, tied with strings as
the ordinary black pencils are found. In
such cases the faithful voters were pro
vided with black pencils, which they took
with them Into the booths. Innocent voters
who used the blue pencils lost their votes,
as these were thrown out aa defective. And
they say that New York learned all this
wickedness from Philadelphia!
The "subway cold" Is the newest com
plaint In town. Physicians say almost
everybody who uses tho subway seems to
have it. The symptoms resemble those of
Influenza of tho type that was prevalent in
New York fifteen years ago, which gave
the name "la grippe" to all the colds that
followed It. Every day thousands of vic
tims of the "subway, cold" may be seen
Issuing from the underground road waving
their handkerchiefs and manifesting other
symptoms of distress. They sneese and
they cough and they have an achy feeling
In their heads and chests. The new com
plaint usually runs its course In from three
to Ave days, vanishing as mysteriously as
It comoa. There are no bad after-effects
unless the sufferer has taken too much
rock candy Into his system.
It waa one of the damp, misty days when
salt becomes possessed of many different
kinds of evil spirits. Even In a Broadway
restaurant, where the managers are sup
posed to obviate all annoyancee of that
kind, the particles solidified with aggra
vating persistency. In vain did the Irate
diners shake and pound and rattle the glass
and silver cellars; the salt held back.
1 Among all the resturant patrons there was
only one person who solved the problem.
That was a woman, young and good look
ing. After her first ineffectual attempt she
removed the lid of the cellar, took a hair
pin from her hair and proceeded coolly to
stir the aggregated crystals to a man
The old bachelor opposite stopped eating
to watch her.
"Well, I'll swear," he said. "That is one
advantage of being a woman."
The gentlemanly burglar who finds him
self temporarily In the tolls has amused
himself in his leisure hours by pointing
out to his Jailers how "easy" he has found
the big New York hotels aa a field for his
specialty. He asks nothing better, says
this expert, than his liberty and the en
tree to a large and fashionable hostelry
In New York. It waa this burglar who
lately walked out of one of the most fa
mous New York hotels carrying two costly
clocks, one of which he had no trouble In
pawning for StuU The manager of the
hotel resents the burglar's imputation that
he and his hotel are "easy." and comes
forward with an elaborate explanation of
the precautions taken in his and similar
houses against burglary. I, Is his boast
that of the 1,600- persons, more or less, who
Bleep under his roof every night, and of
the lE.OuO persons who daily and nightly
resort to his corridors, by far the greater
number eacape without the costly visita
tion of the "dip" or any of his professional
brothers. The precautions against the ac
tivity of these gentry in the big hotel are
Indeed extraordinary. There are guards
snd watchmen and "elbows" everywhere.
All the corridors are iatrolld by Aty and
by night. An elaborate lystsni of electric
alarms is Installed.
H MUST ht
FERSOX Al MVTE9.
Sweden has Its trolley on. M. Trolle
is the new minister of foreign affairs.
J. E. Klrbye, president of Drury college,
Springfield, Mo., is the youngest American
college president, being but 30 years old.
The delegates of the New Jersey Mothers'
congress, In seslon at Atlantic City, have
decided not to mention Mr. Cleveland's
The Taos Indians have assembled at Banta
Fe, awaiting the coming- of Montexuma,
thutr long-decensed chief, in accordance
with the tradition that lie will return.
One of the youngest American mayors to
bo elected last week is Ouy Tatrick of
Spencervllle, O , who has Just turned 13
yenrs old. II. M. Wolfe of Germantown,
O., is a close second at 24.
pr. Lee Pe Forest, who has demonstrated
to Cleveland people the practiblllly of wire
less telegraphy, looks for the coming of
a wireless telephone, and Is experimenting
now In the hopes of ultimately perfecting
a working system.
E. C. Hovey of Hoston, a member of the
American Library association, Is In Chi
cago In the interest of a fund which it is
proposed to create for the establishment
and maintenance of national headquarters
for all public libraries. It is the Intention
to raise $100,000 to stnrt with and to sup
plement this with $1,000,000 for permanent
According to Le Petit farlslcn, the ex-arcl-.duke
Leopold of Austria, who married
Frauleln Adumovitch and became natural
ized as a Swiss citizen under the name of
Leopold Wolfilng, is now serving as a
common soldier In a Swiss regiment at Gen
eva, In accordance with the law which re
quires mllttary service from all citizens
of the confederation.
A. II. McLeod. freight traffic manager of
the Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton, is to
retire from that position, which he has
held for thirty years. In appreciation of his
long and efficient service he will be given
the title of general freight agent of the
freight department on the Erie, which will
carry with it a comfortable salary. This
place he will hold for life.
The late General Isaac J. Wlstar of Phila
delphia was condemning war at a meeting
of the Academy of Natural Sciences. At
the end of a vivid description of war's
horrors he smiled. "A woman, he said,
"twice married, stood with her second hus
band beside the grave of her -first. "Here,"
she murmured, " a hero lies. You would
not be my husband today, Jack, had John
not been killed at Gettysburg." "O." the
man cried fiercely, "what a curse war Is."
r.OOD SIUX OF PROSPERITV.
Railroad Earnings from Passengers
Show tp Bl.
New York Evening Post.
Railway officials look to freight earn
ings for bread and butter. Of the $1,900,
M6.907 gross reported by the railroads tn the
.last Interstate Commerce commission an
nual statement, 70 per cent waa derived
from the transportation of freight and
only 22 from passengers. Yet the income
from the passenger service is closely
watched, as such returns reflect to a large
extent the financial condition of the terri
tory served. This was especially true dur
ing the year just ended, for gross earnings
varied to an unusual degree, the Northern
Pacific for illustration, reporting an In
crease of $4,197,311, the Rock Island a de
crease of $917,981, the Illinois Central a gain
of $2,677,614, and the Atchison an Increase
of only $204,637. The passenger earnings
of a number of roads throughout the
country for the past three years are given
1906. 1904. 1903.
Louisville $ 8,618.64 $ 7,643.6X6 $ 7.044.OH7
Illinois Central M, 7'.. Si 9.5M.743 8,977.2a
Northwest rn . 13,339,714 18,027, 7og 12,111,277
New Haven .. 24,146,454 23.425,172 22. 963.018
Ixuig Island .. 3,9.47 1.9'J3,4SI I,7h4,u6
N. Y. O. & W. 1,192.140 1.043.098 1.2AS ,
St. Paul 10 12;tFJi iffiimi aiu-nl
Lehigh S.6o,i!fi X.1F5,71& I.1V1.639
St. L. A B. W. 1.7x1.937 1.475, 4S5 1.337,732
Hrie 8,397.367 8.077,4H S.nzl.891
Nor. Pacific... Il.336.x52 ll.H6,7M 10,596,447
Rock Island... 12.06O.7k1 11,697.033 11.490.543
Wabash 8.917.829 7.045. 626 , 135. 601
Burlington .... 15,898,243 14,494.573 14.136.2H1
All of the roads mentioned, including the
ones reporting a decrease or small gain In
gross earnings, showed remarkably large
Increases in passenger receipts during 1905.
Thus the claim of general prosperity is
maintained. It is worth recalling that the
end of a boom period is generally marked
by an advance in real estate prices and by
larger railway passenger earnings. Dur
ing the first seven months of the calendar
year 1904, gross earnings of the rallrvads
Yes. 100,000 times each day. Does
it send out good 'blood or bad blood?
You know, for good blood is good
health; bad blood, bad health. Ask
your own doctor about taking Ayer's
Sarsaparilla for thin, impure blood.
He knows all about this medicine.
We have no secrets! We publish
the formulas of all our medicines.
BUds y tke 9. O. Ay Oe.. Imll, Haas.
AIM Maaitfeetaxen ef
aTT.B g HaIB VIGOR-Fot tk kir. AYER'S PILLS-Por eonttisatioa.
ATEK'S CHKBBT fftCT0RAle-foi con IS. AYEK'B AGUK CVitt-Far maUiiasst
Within this jar
there is more of the real substance
of Beef and a higher quality of
Beefthan in any other Meat
Extract jar of equal size.
Extract of Beef
In bins, or ,
Aracnmrnta ef Railroad Men Dimmit
The dispatches state that the representa
tives of live of tlie leading railway labor
organltatlons have presented to the presi
dent a protest against his plan for ralln i,
rate regulation. They argue that govern
ment regulation means lower rates ami
lower rates means lower wages.
lust how this argument Is. to Ik recon
ciled with the claim of tho, rallroiid com
panics that lower railroad fates are lower
without government regulation than they
are with it is not apparent, hut this lias
been one of the strong points urged tiefme
the senate committee by their star witness.
Prof. Hugo Meyer. If It Is true, as tl
railroads claim, that the public gets lower
rates when the railroads are let alone tlinn
It gets when the government supervises,
then the argument of the rnllwsy organi
sations is not sound. These things will
have to be reconciled before the pressure
brought to bear upon the president can be
expected to have much effect.
Nobody has complained In the past mote
bitterly of the Influence of employers upon
employes In seeking to determine their po
litical action than tho leaders of the r-ni
ployes themselves. If such Influence Is
potent perhaps It Is not surprising Unit it
should operate In this case.
FLASHES OF FIX.
Towne I'll be careful never to get into
an argument with him again. lies en
tirely too bitter.
Rrowne You don't pay?
Towne Oh, he's a regular wasp.
Prowne 1 see. He always carries his
point. Philadelphia Press.
First Man How do you do?
Second Man Hrgr purccn, but you have
the advantage of me.
First Man Yes, I guess I have. We
were engaged to the same girl, but you
married her. Pittsburg Dispatch.
"T hear that English nobleman has dis
continued his attentions to Miss Mintrn.
"Yes, he queered himself with old Nil
rltch; the chump asked the old fellow if lip
ever followed the hounds."
"Well. Nurltch was a dog-catcher before
he made his pile." Philadelphia Catholic
"You're 6r busiest guy vot I effer seen,"
sputtered the Stein.
"Busy ain't no name fur It," said the
Can. "Ol'm rushed near t' death!"
Cleveland , Leader.
"I wonder how graft' originated?" said
the studious man.
"Away hack in the Garden of Ejrten." an
swered Senator Sorghum. "Man was n
grafter at the outset. Adam Couldn't even
let Eve enjoy an apple without getting a
rake off." Washington. Star. .
"What are those things down there?"
asked the person who waa unfamiliar with
"Those are the pedals, for the feet, you
know," replied the pianist.
"Oh! I see; that's what you play the
foot notes with, eh?" Philadelphia Preas.
"Yes, all the boys called her plain."
"And yet I understand two-thirds of
them proposed to her, before the season
"Yes. that was after the rumor was
started the she had Inherited money. "
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
I wooed her with the softest words.
Like music gentle ef sweet birds.
I talked her fine. I talked her fair,
I sang her praises everywhere.
I urged her in tne gamiest way;
My court to her did ea?er pay.
I showered gold with open hand.
I beeaed her only to command.
She merely said she'd think It o'er,
And only that and nothing more.
I begged her bless my humble home,
I offered all, from .base to dome;
I promised her of rooms the choice.
That her'a should be deciding vole
In every mooted family plan:
That neither woman, child nor man
Should dare to cross her lightest wish
That she should dine on finest dish.
And go abroad In silken dress. '.
She said she'd others, too, to press.
I longed for her with wild desire;
My bosom burned with raging Are;
I saw the vision In dismay
Of her I longed for torn away.
I desperate grew with frantic fear
I moaned. I groaned. I dropped a tear.
And begged she would at least confess
Some pity for my great distress.
She said she did some pity feel.
But scantiest pity did reveal.
I even stooped to gift and bribe,
I felt it woe to be alive
If ahe should go and leave m there,
Crushed 'neath the weight of my despair
I offered gold, I promised all
Of worldly goods within my call.
She spurned them all, that stately da ma
And passed as haughtv as she came.
She said: "A better place I've took."
And so she went our latest cook.
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