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TIIE OMAHA ILLUSTRATED BEE.
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I I pany hn given h (Jenrral EIpc-
trMoation of on of lt lines from
I'liiliidflphU to Atlantic City. In
volving n fxp'ndlturp of from i;.mvX
to n.nnft.oto. Thl ftitciriTit. mad offl
clnlly. puts to rent the rumor" In riroila
tlon for iomo tlmo t.-i.t iffarrln; rl"n
propnufl hy the Tr nnf ylvanla railroad for
An a railroad project It In In more ways
than on unique, ud Is the first contract
of Its klnil, so far as la known, that has
ever been awarded. Tt mean the discard
ing of th entire equipment of the line In
volved, or nt least the transferrin of
the succeeded steam equipment to other
linen of the company. It differs from the
contracts let hereabouts for the equipment
of steam lines with electricity In that such
contracts are only for short parts of the
tnaln line, and In most cases the changes
were Impelled to facilitate the movement of
trains In terminals.
About elxtv miles of the line In all are to
he converted to electricity. Included In the
contract. Is the necessnry power station
equipment which calls for Curtis turbines.
Cars are to be equipped with the Spraaiie.
ieneral Klectrlc multlpln-unlt control, and
are to he run Just as nre the trains In the
subway and on the elevated. Work on the
changes, it Is officially stated, will he be.
run at once, and after they are completed
trains will he run every fifteen minutes.
A local service of this kind will also be
maintained betmeen Philadelnhla and MIH
vllle. and Fhlhidclphla and Woodbury.
An Fleclrlo Twr.
' Tho year 1!KK5 in evidently to be dlstin
Kulshed for electrified expansion that may
be compared In the amount of capital
Involved and with the extent of the track
age with the rnllroud expansion which be
gan In the early 'ROs and continued until
the year Mr. ' Cleveland was first Inaug
urated as president. The steam railroads
have capitulated to electricity In New
York state, says the Philadelphia Press.
What was at one time a suspicion is now
spoken of by the electricians as a cer
tainty, namely, that much of the passenger
Gossip and Stories
Norway's ev Klnar.
ORWAY'8 new king was once an
apprentice In the Banish navy.
In tho mess to which, ho be
longed he was called by his first
name that is. Karl In Diinlsh
and he had to eat the s ime "grub" and
stand the same hardships an all the other
apprentices. Although everybody knew him
to be a prince of the realm, no deference
whatever was paid him as such. On the
contrary, he was "hazed" and made miser
able In good old midshipman style. He
took his medicine bravely enough. On
board ship he had to mend his own clothes,
darn his socks, sew on buttons and keep
his weapons and accouterments In order.
He slept In a regulation sailor hammock,
wtih his clothes rolled up under his head
for a pillow, without a nightshirt and
wearing only a sailor's woolen striped un
dershirt and bundled up In a woolen blanket,
sometimes with his sea boots dangling by
the hammock rope. He used to make the
big brass binnacle, flash like silver mall.
He could never quite get used to chewing
tobacco, which In the eyes of every true
apprentice Is ono qf the cardinal virtues,
and whenever ho was seaMck. which often
happened, ho used to sit In the gangway
on a bucket and chew rye bread.
William Sulzer. the Tammany congress
man who has Just been presented with
some thirty quurts of rare old liquor,
has never taken more than half a dozen
drinks in his life. Mr. Sulzer Is wont to
recall a celebration while he was speaker
of tho New York state assembly. Senator
Edmunds of Vermont on that occasion was
a principal speaker and before he began
Ills remarks he had caused the disappear
ance of nearly a quart of fine old brandy.
Ijiter In the day Mr. Edmunds did aw
with about the same amount of old rye.
The distinguished Vermonter is about the
lost of the old guard led by Thurman of
Ohio, to the members of which a quart of
liquor was Just enough for fluid at one
of National Traits.
Dr. Douglas Hyde, president of the Irish
Gaelic league, ntrongly believes that a
loss of national characteristics tends to
make a man cowardly. "I was at a fair
In Ireland once." he said recently, "and
a young man answered me In English
Cleanses and beautifies the
teeth and purifies the breath.
Used by people of refinement
for over a quarter of a century.
Convenient for tourists.
Our store Is the largest depot for
Homoeopathlo Medicines to be found
In the west. We are In a position to
supply WHOLESALE and RETAIL
hhl'l HOUSES, as well a PHTYSl
CIANS and RETAIL, TRADE.
NOTE When ordering always state
what form, tplll, liquid or powieri. of
medlcioe Is deslrsd. aUo what strength.
Sherman &McConneII DrugCo.
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traffic across New York state, even that
represented by the parlor and sleeping cars,
will be hauled by the electric current.
There seen.s to be no reason why elec
tricity should not serve economically and
safely and satisfactorily from New York
to I!u(Tnlo or from New Tork to Huston, if
It Is to serve satisfactorily from Croton
or White Plains or Ftamford. thirty miles
from the Grand Central station, for the
hauling- of passenger trains from those
points to this station. Then, too, the an
nouncement that the Erie is t) buy und
to electrify lon strrtches of railroad, urban
and suburban, perfecting that work during
the next year, and that some of tho
longitudinal feeders of the Vanderbllt lines
are to be electrified In central New York.
Illustrate how greatly the work of railroad
electrification as well as the consolidation
of various Independent systems Into single
concentrated systems will be progressed
during the year 1H06.
Wireless Sew Tork io Porto Hlco.
A few nights ago Admiral Dunlap, com
manding the naval station at San Juan,
had the pleasure of receiving the first mes
sage at the new wireless telegraph station
of the government from Key West. 1.4ou
miles from San Juan. It name with perfect
distinctness, it Is expected that a 50-horse
power engine from the states will arrive
soon to run the big dynamo now being
installed. Messages can then be sent as
well as received. The new station at San
Juan Is a thirty-five-kllowat station, similar
stations being at Guantanajiio, Cuba, and
Key West, Kla. It Is located on tho out
skirts of San Juan, on a ti 111. nmong some
old Spanish fortifications on the ocean's
edge. Three maats, each JOS feet high,
and carrying more than four miles of wire,
are a part of the equipment. The station
has heard from Manhattan Beach, a forty
kilowat station, and from Savannah, On.,
a similar station. Pensacola and Guanla
rtpmo have also been heard. Within a
few months a station at Colon will give
connection with Panama, The De Forest
system Is used here and at Ouantanamo
mid Key West naval stations. The other
evening while the San Juan operator was
listening for messages from Key West,
he overheard New York telegraphing to
when I asked him a question In his na
tive tongue. I Inquired why it was that
he did not use his native language. He
shrugged his shoulders and answered that,
although bis father and mother spoke
nothing clfe than Gaelic, he did not pro
pose to do It. When he said that." con
tinued Dr. Hyde, "I declare to you that
I lost my temper and I struck the fellow
a blow that seni him staggering. And
do you know that the spalpeen did not
have the courage to knock me down for
The late Prince Herbert Bismarck bad
the reputation of having a decidedly
brusque manner In society. Once at a
royal reception he bumped roughly against
an Italian prelate, who looked at him in
dignantly. "Tou evidently don't know
who I am," said the prince haughtily.
"I am Herbert Bismarck. "Oh," answered
the prelate, "If that doesn't amount to an
apology it is certainly a perfect explana
tion. Harrlman at Work.
E. W. Harrlman, the great raliroad ope
rator. Is a small man, very slightly built,
narrow-chested, delicate In appearance.
At his desk he is a regular wrlrlwlnd
Silas A. Holcomb Most Successful Populist
(Continued from First Page.)
the new party nationally. In 18f2 came the
Omaha convention with its platform, which
has provoked more discussion than any
political platform adopted by any party
since the civil war. More people, I war
rant, have obtained a primary education
In national politics as a result of the pro
mulgation of this document than from any
other great event that has happened In
the last quarter of a century.
Principles of Populist Party.
"It was opposed to the financial system
then prevailing. It was opposed to na
tional banks as banks of issue. It held
to the doctrine that all money should be
Issued by the government, whether coin or
paper, and lie niado full legal tender, and
that the creditor be deprived of the right
to discriminate against any form of money
issued by the government. The coinage
of both gold and silver at a fixed ratio on
equal terms was advocated. It believed
the public domain should be held and dis
posed of to actual settlers; that alien
ownership should bo prohibited and that
forfeited railroad land grants should be
reclaimed for the benefit of the people
seeking homes. It preached the doctrine
of laws for the regulation of the great
transportation lines in order to Insure
equality and prevent discrimination and
extortion. It believed In ultimate goverA
ment ownership as the ruest practicable
and best means of permanently overcom
ing the evils the people were contending
against. But if regulation will accomplish
the same purpose, well and good, I dare
say will ba tho expression of all advocates
of government ownership. Municipal owner
ship of public utilities has always been at
tractive to populists and is In harmony
with their political creed. The election of
I'nited States senators by a direct vote of
the people and many other reforms calcu
lated to bring the government nearer the
people were advocated, which need not
; here be enumerated.
j "Wherever the party has been given
j power reforms have been Inaugurated from
which benefits of a tangible kind have re
sulted. Speaking of this state only, econ
omy In the management of state and county
affairs has been uniformly exerrixed, pub
lic expenditures reduced and extravagance
eliminated. A practical business adminis
tration honestly conducted has been the
rule. In the way of legislation who can
question the wisdom and Justice of the
Australian ballot law. the maximum freight
rate law, the county treasurer examina
tion law. the depository law, the eight-hour
law, anti-trust laws, anti-compact insur
ance law, the law preventing corporations
from contributing to political campaigns,
mutual Insurance laws? I cannot remem
ber half of them. There are many which
are in substanc real and genuine as re
form legislation calculated to be no tit all
and to Injure none. It Is, of course, true
that those in hom a trust has been con
fided by an election to office have not In all
instances measured up to the party's ideals
or fully met the expectations of tt mem
bership. This is almays the case. But the
party has made substantial progress In .the
direc tion of better laws and the better ad
ministration of public affairs. It chosen
representatives have made an honest effort
to Improve on then existing condition: and
Wcston. New Yolk is about J.Sffl miles dis
tant, and every word of her service mes
sage to Boston was heard here, although
Boston's reply could not be caught. New
York was telling Boston that her instru
ments wire out of tune. So far Now York
has made no attempt to reach San Juan,
and evidently Is not HWare that she luis
been heard here. As conditions are now
New York may communicate with San Juan
Improved I'.lectrle Lamps.
The, new year will probably be distin
guished In electrical history by the com
mercial exploitation of several types of Im
proved lamps, which should give a strong
Impetus to the extension of electric light
ing In competition with gas. In his Inaug
ural Hddress to the Manchester section of
the Institution of Electrical Engineers,
which took the form of a useful summary
of recent progress, Mr. S. L. Fearce com
menced with a recital of the various effects
being made to cheapen electric light by
the contrivance of more economical and
efficient lamps. Engineers whose attention
Is more particularly directed to power and
traction work may consider the Improve
ment of lighting apparatus a question of
minor Importance, bnt the prosperous fu
ture of the vast maiority of central sta
tions In the t'nited Kingdom must be de
pendent on lamp connections, and there Is
still room for the manifold Increase In
this class of business, which was undoubt
edly arrested by the discovery of the In
candescent gas mantle. From among the
numerous types Nernst, Tantalum, os
mium, mercury vapor and higher effi
ciency carbon filament lamps, not to men
tion others In the laboratory stage of which
we have only vague reports from the con
tinentthere should be at least one ro
bust survivor able to exercise a bene
ficlat Influence on lighting business. For
main street Illumination such deficiencies
as are admitted to exist In arc lamps do
not appear to be beyond the power of
the inventor to remove. One of the most
obvious Improvements called for Is the In
troduction of a trustworthy magazine aro
lnmp. Those In control of three-phase
power supply systems working; with
About Noted Men
for energy. 1 He goes through his corre
spondence and through the hundred re
ports that reach him at a pace that Is not
rivaled in any office cn Wall street the
region of speed. His stenographers must
keep the pace. He has a small army of
them and, report says, they work In re
lays. Ho can keep them all busy. He
is one of the most rapid thinkers In the
street and his action is a quick as his
Conlil and the Bookseller.
A confidential clerk in George Gould's
office the other day broke his reserve un
der an impulse to part with tills story:
A man with a silk hat and oily smile
tried to get a personal interview with
the millionaire. "You can't see Mr.
Gould," said the clerk. "I would advise
you to write a letter and ask for an ap
pointment. That is the best you can do."
This letter was duly received: "My Dear
Mr. Gould Please meet me at the corner
of Broadway and Forty-second street. I
have a very fine de luxe Shakespeare;
would sell to you on installments."
Hooaevelt on the Ranite.
A characteristic story of President
Roosevelt was thus told not long ago by
an old ranchman who was with him in
frequently In tho face of stubborn opposi
tion of a formidable character, and in a
measure have succeeded. 'TIs better to
have made that effort and only partially
succeeded than not to have made it at all.
What is lA-it at the Populist Party.
"The party has not entirely ceased to ex
ist. As an Independent organization it has,
it is true, almost lost its identity. Its vot
ing strength still remains. There is stiil
among the great mass of the voters the
same independence that manifested itself
in the organization and growth of the party
which will make Its influence felt In the
future as it has in the past. The party has
been a great educator. Its ldeaa have ben
Investigated, approved and adopted by both
the great political parties. How often do
we now hear from the caverns of in
trenched wealth and power the cry that one
or the other of these two parties is em
bracing political principles wholly popu
llHtio In character. And they are. And
this accounts, for the voters who consti
tuted the rank and file of the party return
ing to the one or the other of the stronger
parties. They are not politicians in the
sense that they want the offices to be filled
by any particular party or any particular
set of men. AJ1 they demand Is that good
and wholesome laws for the benefit of all
shall be enacted; that the laws shall be
enforced against all alike, and that they be
protected from the encroachments of the
strong and powerful, represented by trusts,
great corporate Industrial enterprises and
powerful transportation companies. They
ask no unfair advantage, nor are they will,
ing that others shall enjoy special privi
leges at their expense. They are willing to
respect the rights of others and of prep
erty In all Its forms, and simply ask that
their own rights be not trespassed upon.
"The democratic, party has shown won
derful tenacity of life and power to re
cuperate after severe defeat. It shows
signs of returning to the sanity it man
ifested In 1X96 and 1900 (you see sanity is a
comparative term), and If It continues
steadfast In the faith as expounded by
tho founders of the party, I see no reason
why tt should not win and retain, so long
,as It deserves to, the confidence of the
voters or a majority of them. The mental
berration manifested a year ago appears
to have been only transitory and la rapidly
passing away. Tho leaders appeared too
anxious to get into office at the expanse of
principle and consistency. They sairiliced
prlnclplo for expediency, and the voters
would not under these circumstances rally
to the support of the party's candidates.
The republican party, or- at least some
of Its chosen leaders, have manifested a
commendable determination to meet
present-day problems and solve them In a
way that will greatly redound to tho coun
try's good and tho common w-al. In these
efforts loyal support, I doubt not, will
be given by the fwople generally. But let
the reactionary element, the ultra con
servatives of either party get control, let
tliire be no halting, hui union and uncer
tainty or failure to meet and dUpose of
thesu presking problems, and If I mistaka
not the statu t the publlo mind, tne peo
ple's voice will be beard in no uncertain
sound in condemnation of the betrayal of
a public trust and of the failure to act.
In these later days astounding majorities
twenty-live cycles will barn with some
satisfaction that a twenty-five period
arc lamp has Just tn-in plaied on the mar
ket which Is quite suitable for lighting
open spaces, so that the hitherto unavoid
able loss due to conversion to direct current
Is obviated. The slight pulsation caused
by the low periodicity is not noticeable
unless the lamp Is actually stared at, nd
even If the lamp has to be placed low
for Interior lighting this rather trying ef
fect can bo avoided by using the Inverted
type. There Hre a large number of high
roofed factories In which no inconvenience
need be experienced, and In the meantime
It may be found possible to overcome this
objection to an otherwise very useful tT
of arc lamp. "We understand that It Is the
Intention of the Metropolitan railway of
London to endeavor to utilise the twenty-five-cycle
arc for the lighting of stations,
thereby certainly effecting a saving worth
consideration In comparison with the cost
of transformed current for continuous arcs.
leed of Telesrrnph J stern.
M. Luglnbaehl gives the following table
on the speed of various telegraph systems:
Words Operators Words
Per Hour at the Per
Per Line. Two Ends. Operator.
Morse T'lrt 2 8W
Sounder l.r 2 .W
Sounder, duplex 2,000 4 600
ruple 4.0O( ROD
TTurhes V i I 7S0
Hughes, duplex 2 S 4 720
Reaudot. trinle. 4,33 6 720
B e a u d o t-T"iu-
breuil double.. 4.SH) 4 1,200
ruplex 12 rs is Wt
Murray, slmnle. 2.i 4 7"0
Murray, dunlex. 6.76U 6 X0
tuple 13,440 12 1,120
posts 12,000 24 500
plex ?4 0f( 4 50
Pollak & Vlrag.6'r'
Siemens 17.S66 13 1,374
Two wires. tMore than l.OuO.
The data for the first six systems are
based on observations of the author; the
last five are taken from statements in engi
Wyoming: "He was Teddy to us all and
he carried water and helped aroung gen
erally, though he was boss of the ranch.
One day the foreman came in and said:
"I'm going out on the range, Teddy, and
will divide all the mavericks I find. I'll
brand half for you, half for me.' "No
you won't,' said Roosevelt, 'and you'll
take your discharge at the end of the
week. A man that would steal for me
would steal from me.' "
A Hard Strategic
" Men who wear glasses are not attractive
to women," said the comedian, Joseph
Coyne, to the Washington Post. "Fat men,
too, rarely please womankind. The former
fact was forcibly brought home to me on
a railway Journey recently. The drawing
room of the car I was riding In was occu
pied by a bride and groom-ahe was very
pretty, he ugly and weak eyed, but a mil
lionaire. "From where I sat It was impossible to
overhear a good deal that went on in the
drawing room. This, in one of the things
" 'Oh, George, why do you make faces at
me like that?'
" 'I can't help It, darling. My glasses are
falling off and I don't want to let go of
your hands.' "
can be reversed at the first succeeding
election where there exists a cause for it.
Wants Bryan to Ran Aara'n.
"I hope Bryan will again become the
democratlo candidate for the presidency.
I believe he will If there is a general de
mand for him again to become the stand
ard bearer of his party. I do not think
Mr. Bryan courts the nomination or cares
specially for it save as a mark of confi
dence, or that he would change his course
or public utterances In the slightest degree
In order to obtain It. My own Judgment is
that he feels altogether Indifferent on the
subject so far as he personally Is con
cerned, but has his whole heart set on the
success of the principles he is so staunchly
championing. If he becomes a candidate
it will be on a platform the honesty and
sincerity of which there can be no ques
tion and no ambiguity or equivocation in
Moral support won't feed a family.
Vanity never goes hungry. It feeds itself.
When a fellow's dead in love it's his own
Just as soon as we discover that Ignor
ance Is bliss. It isn't.
The fellow who wins in a walk must be
the only entry.
The fellow with money to burn may live
to rake the ashes.
As a rule, a divorced woman acts as
though she had been born that way.
There Is no contempt like that existing
between two of those fellows who know
I,nts of people wmild be glad to get rid
of their experience for less than they paid
Good Intentions should be covered with
asbestos. You know what's paved with
It may be true that all men are fools,
but they are not reminded of it so often
if they remajn single.
Eve was the only woman who had posi
tive preof that she was the only woman
her husband ever loved.
The trouble with the people who stand up
for their rights la that they always want
to sit on everybody else. New York Times.
Called Him Down
Two newsboys were standing on a Six
teenth street corner, Denver, when a boy
who used to sell papers came up.
"What you doiu' now. Jimmy?" asked
one of the newsboy of the newcomer.
"Qot a Job In a railroad office," replied
the other. "I am inakln' three times a
much as I did sclliu' paners." Then he
started away. "So long, felh-rs; I gotta
vamoose," be said.
"Vamoose." repeated one of the news
boys. "What's that?"
"A-, git wise. It means 'go.' I gotta
go see?" came from the ex-newsy.
"Well, why don't ou say 'go,' then?"
said one of the two. "Jlst because you
got a fi-dollar Job you needn't to come no
millionaire Capitol hill talk on us." Den
Aren't you tired of hearing
Kansas City held up as the
model of enterprise?
The Bee has pointed the way. The Bee has backed
this proposition but it can't be a success, unless
everyone joins The Bee in the enterprise.
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People don't know, oither, what we have in tho
way of handsome store buildings great jobbing
houses fino public buildings tho immensity of
the stock yards the U. 1 shops the smelting
works, or our beautiful homes. Neither do they
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corn market, or tho third Largest packing center in
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