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TIIE' OMAHA DAILY BEE: THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 1906.
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WHCX OIT OP TOWN.
Sabeerlbers leaving- the) city tem
porarily aheald have The) Be
mailt to them. It la better thaa
dally letter from ham. Ad
dress will ha ehaaared aa often aa
Among the Irrepressible Issues for the
coming spring Is the market house ques
Blnger Herrmann is 111 In Washing
ton. A physician's certificate of disabil
ity Is pleasanter than a mittimus by a
The new county board, has made a
good beginning, as most ail new bodies
do, but it is to be hoped that it will be
untiring of well doing.
The supremo court of Iowa has de
clared the voting, machine legal. Thus
Is precedent set before tthe matter
reaches the courts in Nebraska.
Precedents set lu the Insurance hear
lug at Now Xovk may be of value to
Missouri, now that II. II. Rogers' re
fusal to answer has entered the courts,
' There can tc uo doubt of the inten
sity of Uie struggle of rival roads for
lines In Oregon since the agents of one
company have burned the bridge of aa
Secretary Shaw says that Jacob Schlff
treated the contents of a private letter.
Did the secretary hope to put his plan
Into operation without taking the public
into his confidence? '
With all speculations ou the subject
the diplomats of Europe know that tl .
real policy of the United States in re
gard to Morocco can be summed up in
' the words ''square deal."
Governor Pcnnypacker of Pennsyjva
nla has amended his call for a special
session of the legislature, but until that
body meets It Is difficult to tell .what
the governor will accoinpl, .t. .
Count Wltte can be excused for show
ing bitterness, since the men be relied
upon for support have destroyed his
plans through misdirected seal In exer
cising their new found liberty. -
Another "fireproof" hotel has proved
to be a Are trap. Perhaps Omaha Is
really fortunate In having postponed the
construction of aii adequate hotel uutll
flreprooflng' became true to name.
Mr. Rryau : bus , endorsed the Philip
pine government as composed of honest
aud conscientious men. Evidently
there will be some Issue other than "lm
perlallsm" in the next democratic plat
form. Now that It is settled that former
Marshal Mathews is not a candidate for
governor, he will cease to be a subject
of jdlsoaaslou by the paper that has be
come famous for its halr-ralslug bear
If J. 3. Hill is such a firm believer In
reciprocity he should reciprocate In Ne
braska by making the Burlington pay
Its taxes In full In return for the large
volume of business It receives from the
Remember that the Board of Fire and
Police Commissioners Is strictly nou
partlsaSi and out of politics, but that
does not prevent Individual members of
the board froui being In politics up to
' their necks.
i It now transpires that the Jacksouiau
candidate for mayor of Omaha stole all
the thunder of Judge Julius 8. Cooley.
who delivered the identical speech la a
Sixth ward Improvement club some
weeks ago, but thoughtlessly omitted to
apply tor a copyright
What Is known as the urgent defic
iency bill, slrcady reported, carries
about 11, f i, a considerable part of
this amount representing deficits In the
various departments. Representative
Tawney, chairman of the committee on
appropriations, said in reference to this
that one of the most Interesting ques
tions Is going to be raised in connection
with the creation of a deficit by the head
of a department It appears that a law
was passed last year making it prac
tically a felony on the part of any head
of a department to allow a deficit to be
created in his department. Mr. Tawney
said that notwithstanding this law the
deficiencies are coming in Just the same,
and the committee will have to place an
interpretation on that law, deciding Just
what is a legal deficiency tinder its pro
visions. He thought the question par
ticularly Important for the reason that
the future acts and attitude of the de
partment heads will he based upon the
interpretation which the appropriations
committee will give the law. The chair
man remarked that there Is no misun
derstanding the intent of congress In the
language of the act, but the Intent was
not fully set forth in the language, and
therein lies the flaw.
It is undoubtedly desirable that some
restriction be placed upon the beads of
departments In respect to the creation
of deficits, but this should not be too
rigid, for it is Inevitable that unfore
seen conditions will arise requiring ex
penditures in excess of the appropria
tions. The chairman of the house ap
propriations committee stated that in
the present deficiency bill there is about
$5,000,000 which could not be avoided,
because it could not he anticipated.
Doubtless, the beads of departments
desire to avoid deficits, but it is some
times impossible to do so without in
Jury to the public service.
THK ELASTIC CVBRKUCT IDEA.
The recent utterance of Mr. Schiff
comment on which has been very gen
erally adverse to the views expressed
has given some impulse to the elastic
currency idea, but not with the result
of making it more popular than before.
What has been said in regard to it has
simply made more apparent the di
vergent plans of its advocates, with the
necessary effect of confusing the qxiea
tion In the public mind. Referring to
the matter the Wall Street Journal ob
serves . that congress - has never at
tempted to provide for a more elastic
currency for the reasons that the reality
of the need for such a change has never
beeu completely demonstrated, and no
advocate of it has ever produced a plan
which gave a fair promise of working
out in practice safely and surely for the
Interest of the whole body of the people.
"The currency system we have," says
that paper, "has proved its worth, aud
the roan who would amend it ought to
be required to supply conclusive demon
stratlon that his amendment will be In
deed an improvement" Neither. Secre
tary Sbaw nor Mr. Schlff, whose plans
for a more elastic currency widely
differ, can demonstrate that what tbey
propose would be an Improvement. It
is interesting to note that Mr. Gage,
former secretary of the treasury aud an
advocate of a more elastic currency
does not wholly approve of Mr. Shaw's
plan. The obvious fact is that the
country Is well satisfied with the cur
rency as it Is and is opposed to any
AHtftlCAg ISTKRCST IS MOROCCO.
While the United States senate very
properly refused to call upon the presi
dent for an account of his appointment
of delegates to the Moroccan conference,
the question of American interest in the
affairs of Morocco Is one of importance
as to which the country is entitled to be
fully informed. The appearance of
representatives of tills country lu the
conference will, it Is stated, be the first
deliberate intervention of our govern
ment in a peculiarly European contro
versy. Besides being represented in the
conference, the United States will have
a naval force at Gibraltar during the
sessions of the conference, thus making
our participation especially conspicuous.
A week ago it was stated ou authority
that the United States delegates had
received instructions with special refer
ence to the attainment of two objects
first, the maintenance of the open door
in Morocco, and, second, the exercise of
good offices by this country directly in
the conference to smooth away asperi
ties and prevent the development of
friction between France and Germany
that might Jeopardise the world's peace.
It was said that these objects attained
the United States has no particular con
cern with the political future of Mo
rocco. It was intimated that no such
concern will be maul Tested In the con
fereuce by the American delegates it it
is possible for them to maintain a posi
tion of neutrality. While the trade of
this country with Morocco is not at
present of very much Importance, yet
the expediency off exerting our Influence
for the maintenance of the open do' in
that country will not te questioned.
Even If we had no trade at all there
and no prospect of any, our government
should do whatever It properly can to
have maintained a principle that will
give all countries an equal commercial
opportunity In Morocco. It may not be
found necessary for the American dele
gates to make any great effort in this
respect since it does not appear that
there is any Intention to interfere with
the open door principle.
Perhaps a more serious and difficult
undertaking will be that of smoothing
awsy asperities and preventing the de
velopment of friction between France
and Germany. The present indications
are that there Is likely to be a good deal
of friction between those countries and
this outlook is causing uo little auxiety
and eveu apprehension; In Europe - A
Ixmdon dispatch of a few days ago
said that if Germany persists in what
was then understood to be her attitude
it was believed a most serious situation
will arise, as France Is certain to resist
and Great Britain will support France.
It is understood that Spain and Italy
are disposed to assent to the French
position In regard to Morocco and these
with Great Britain will constitute a
majority in the conference. But It ap
pears that nothing can be done except
by unanimous consent so that Germany
holds the veto and can compel such
terms as the need of her consent Is be
lieved to Justify, or she can compel an
utter failure. It Is fear of the latter
that is causing European anxiety. It
is manifestly a very delicate situation
and if American influence shall prove
instrumental In bringing about an ami
cable settlement it will have done a
great service to the world, amply Justi
fying such participation as the United
States will have in the Moroccan con
ference. DO IT RIGHT AUD DO IT gOW.
The Bruning resolutions ordering a
reduction of the allowance for feeding
county prisoners from 45 to 30 cents per
day was carried over from the old county
board to the new board, where it was
referred to a committee for investiga
tion, it should not take an ordinary
business man very long to discern the
marked difference between the price
paid by the city for feeding prisoners or
the price paid by the state for feeding
convicts and the price paid by the
county for Jail boarders. The city pays
16 cents a day and the state has been
able to supply good square meals to
convicts for 11 cents per day, and inas
much as the county pays for the hous
ing, kitchen utensils, fuel and Inciden
tals, Including help, It is a manifest im
position upon the taxpayers of Douglas
county to make them pay 45 cents or 30
cents for supplies that can be furnished
at a profit for 20 cents a day.
Last Saturday the total number of
boarders in the county Jail was 140, but
if the average number was only 100 per
day a net profit of 10 cents per day per
capita would create a side graft of
$3,050 a year. It requires no expert
mathematician to figure out that the
proposition to pay 30 cents a day was
fully 33 per cent above a fair remunera
tion. It should, moreover, be borne in mind
that under the statutes the sheriff re
ceives 75 cents per day for feeding pris
oners after they have been sentenced to
the penitentiary, and as he is allowed
to keep them thirty days in jail between
the time of sentence and delivery at
Lincoln, he usually avails himself of that
privilege. There are always also fed
eral prisoners In the Douglas, county
Jail for whose care and board the sheriff
is allowed even a higher rate than the
state pays, and these perquisites are ab
sorbed by the sheriff in addition to the
$2,500 salary, l As, a: matter. of fact the
plain intent of the law is that all fees
and emoluments outside of bis salary
should be turned into the county treas
ury. The Jail graft has been tolerated
for years In spfte of periodic remon
strances, but it seems to us the time is
ripe for running affairs of the comity
ou business principles.
The election of Faul Morton, Victor
Morawetz, Paul I). Cravatb and
Charles II. Allen as directors of the Na
tional Bank of Commerce of New York
will naturally attract some attention and
cause some comment. These men have
taken the places of J. W. Alexander,
Chauncey M. Depew, James H. Hyde
and Richard A. McCurdy, former auto
crats, manipulators and beneficiaries of
the Equitable and Mutual Life Insur
ance companies. When Hyde, McCurdv
and Depew were forced to resign invol
untarily it was presumed that a perma
nent divorce had been decreed between
life insurance companies and trust and
bunking companies that were capital
lied with life insurance funds for the
benefit of life insurance officials.
It Is in accord with the eternal fitness
of things for the blow hot and blow
cold organ of democracy to invite' all
republicans who desire to emancipate
themselves from railroad rule to come
into the democratic party, In whose con
ventions the railroad man never dared
to show his bead. What, never! Hardly
ever, when there was tto show for elect
ing a democrat but whenever the demo
cratic party of Nebraska had the re
motest chuuee of success Its conventions
have been manipulated by cor-k ration
lobbyists and beneficiaries.
If anybody in South Omaha cau dis
cover a spot within Its corporate limits
where another mortgage will stick he
will command a high premium in the
circle of . land speculators and-bond
speculators. The surveyed map of
South Omaha shows that most of the
surface of the Magic City is already
covered by blanket mortgages con
tracted for every conceivable purpose.
In organizing a state association for
the purpose of securing Just railroad
rates Kansas has taken a step .which
may aid the entire west. When Just
rates are established in Kansas even
Judges of the United States district
court will have difficulty, In keeping
them out of other states.
Congressman Burke of South Dakota
annouucea that he is willing to succeed
himself. So are all the other congress
men west of the Mississippi, and ninety
nine out of a hundred that live east of
the Mississippi, unless they have a bet
ter thing In sight.
Nebraska congressmen evidently think
thst they should have been consulted
regarding appointments in the state be
fore their services were necessary to
preserve aanatorUl dle7u.lt, .but. tlie $
should remember that . the precedent
once established they may be consulted
when their own fence posts are wobbling.
Colonel Evans, one of the members of
the governor's staff, has formally an
nounced himself as a candidate for
United States senator, and the other
colonels on the staff may be expected to
emulate the example shortly.
No harm can come to Omaha by the
construction of a second road to Salt
Lake City. What Omaha Jobliera and
manufacturers need is competition and
an extended trade territory instead of
rebates and drawbacks.
J. L. Brlstow comes nearly to con
tempt of court when he intimates that
Judges reuder decisions with an eye to
possible positions with corporations
which pay higher salaries thon paid by
An Iowa legislator has discovered a
"Grocers' trust" in the state society of
retail merchants. Now let the fight be
ginand the lobbyists can take a rest
while the legislature attacks the man of
Effect af a Hot Job,
During his inaugratlon Governor Pattlson
stood on foot warmers. A democrat who
takes up the job of running Ohio Is apt to
suffer from cold feet. ,
Other Meaas of Travel.
St Louie Globe Democrat.
Depriving the politicians of the railroad
passes will not compel them to walk. They
will have a chance to get on the water
wagon, the band wagon or the anti-graft
wagon. : '
The steel trust has Issued an order pro
hlbltlng the acceptance of further rebates
from railroads which have officially an
nounced their Intention to grant no more
rebates. Numerous statesmen are also
refusing to accept railway passes under
Trusts Becoming Good.
The Steel trust has Issued an order to its
subalterns not to accept further rebates
from the railways. Hers Is Satan rebuk
ing sin with a vengeance. Should the
Standard Oil company follow suit we may
all catch larks. The corporations are get
ting so goody-good that the children of
the men who are wise in their generation
are greatly disturbed. There must be mis
Kllllna- Off the I srless.
Prof. I Charles Eliot Norton of Harvard
has publicly announced that he is in the
noble company of those who think the death
of persons in certain physical and mental
conditions should , be benevolently hast
ened. The professor' makes plenty of
reservations and conditions, but one thing
he lacks, like all others who have ex
pressed such views he does not tell us who
Is to decide and in what way and under
what safeguards who shall and who shall
not be made way with. Herein lies one
objection to euttianasta which seems to be
Insuperable. "'Hr, m-c i
"Oa Problem of the Day.
The displacement of really skilled work
men by the almost automatic operations
under the "piece work" system; the de
pendence of the operative upon the ma
chine; the segregation of workers In In
dustrial centers; the constantly growing
tendency to work machines and men at
their topmost speed all these things taken
together have one Inevitable result. Tha
worker IS drained of his vitality, and after a
day's work not "only has no energy left
for living during the remainder of the
twenty-four hours anything like the In
tellectual and social life that should be
possible to him, but after a few years be
comes a worn out relic of this modern in
dustrial system, a burden to society and to
himself. There Is here a tremendous prob
lem, the satisfactory solution of which Is
Important not only to the worker but to
the captain of Industry as well.
PICTCRESO,lR LIFE WAIG.
The Real Arlsoaa Gradaally Vaalsh
la from the Map.
Chicago Inter Ocean.
Those who fall to hasten out to Arlsona
before the territory becomes a state, be
fore It shall have fallen Into the ways of
the more settled snd cultured parts of our
common country, before things out there
that are now fresh. Interesting, delightful
and Instructive, shall come to be like
things everywhere else, will have lost one
more of the last of their opportunities to
see America In the making.
Already Arlsona Is changing for the
worse. There Is a manifest disposition out
there to wear , vests, coats, collars and
even neckties., In some of the more pre
tentious settlements of Arlsona today the
most conspicuous rltliens have discarded
the custom of wearing their shooting Irons
In their belts, and are carrying them. In
stead, in their , hip pockets.
But knowing, as we long have, that a
change for the worse was coming over
Arlsona, and fearful, as we long have
been, that some shocking announcement
of civilising advancement would be car
ried hither unexpectedly over the wires or
conveyed to us by one of our esteemed ter
ritorial exchanges, we must yet confess
that we were hardly prepared for this,
from the Tombstone Prospector's review
of the Christmas seasoni
"Every symptom points to a tendency to
spread on style In Tombstone. Among
other Instances In this direction the boys
bought a pair of beautiful barber pole
suspenders and presented them to the
amiable dispenser who shoves the amber
extract of cheerfulness over the mahogany
or the Parlor saloon. He promptly donned
the Innovation, but claimed that he felt
like he had a fence rail on each shoulder.
Then, when they became overburdensome,
he would unbutton them and permit them
to dangle In front; but he finally got them
down line enough to go to church In."
More disheartening still Is this:
"Several old-timers, conspicuously court
attendants from the other end of the
county, bave fallen Into tha habit of wear
ing boiled shirts, and it looks as If sky
blue overalls might be discarded as a full
dress costume. Oettlng 'powerful tony' in
Perhaps It would be folly to attempt to
stem this tendency. The suspender and
the boiled shirt have ever been the inev
itable accompaniments of what we are
pleased to call progress. As certainly as
trade follows the flg do the four-in-hand
and link cuff button keep abreast of the
march of culture.
But let those of us who have thus far
neglected the oiiportunity secure excur
sion ratee to Arizona before it Is entirely
in the grip of the uplift. -
If wc want to see the real Arlsona. or
what little is left of U, ws must sea U soon
or never. ' '
ROIRD ABOIT DRW YORK.
With modest patriotism and armorplated
statistics the Brooklyn Eagle pounces upon
the charge that Greater New Tork harbors
the race suicide theory and demolished the
malicious accusation. Records of the Board
of Health for 1906 show a total of 103,000
babies born during tho year, "Year by year,"
exclaims the Eagle. "The birthplace of the
greater city has been Increasing, and year
by yenr the death rate has been decreasing.
Here Is a vast army of new Americans,
numerically strong enough to populate
whole states, being brought into the world
each year In the metropolis. Here are
children bom of fathers and mothers who
are natives of every country on earth."
One oi the current stories springing from
the curtailment of railroad pass privileges
concerns Oeorge H. Daniels, former head
of the passenger department of the New
York Central, now manager of the com
pany's advertising business. In the course
of his duties Mr. Daniels sent an annual
pass to Stuyvesant Fish, president of the
Illinois Central railroad, In keeping With
the custom of railroads in exchanging
passes with each other.
Mr. Fish, so It Is told, noted very care
fully the Various restrictions Imprinted on
the pass. After a careful study of the
document, he came to the conclusion that
there was just one train upon which the
pass would give him the riglit to travel,
and that one leaving New York for the
west some time about sunrise.
Having come to this conclusion, Mr.
Fish determined to show equal courtesy
to the New Tork Central, tie took a
blank form tor a pass over the Illinois
Central railroad, filled it out in Mr. Dan
iels' name and made It read, "Oood for
transportation on all hand cars on all the
lines of the Illinois Central railroad sys
tem." Mr. Fish signed the pass, and In
a courteously worded message of appre
ciation of the favor that had been con
ferred on him by Mr. Daniels, Inclosed
the pass over his own line. Mr. Daniels'
reception of the communication is left out
of the story.
A remarkable Increase In the attendance
of adults at the night schools, free lectures
and other Institutions wherein special In
struction Is provided is reported by tho edu
cational authorities. It Is estimated that
between 200,000 and 300,000 adults are going
to school here regularly or are getting an
education In some specialised form. The
attendance at the night schools alone la
In New York there are from 209 to 800
centers of adults' education. In these
centers one may obtain Instruction from
the theories of the deepest philosophers
down to the way to add 2 and 2.
Those who attend these schools vary in
age from 18 to 75 years. Hundreds of men
and women1 are getting a college education
In New York, with full credit for degrees,
In the university extension movement.
Thousands are attending trade schools.
Hundreds of thousands are getting Instruc
tion In the evening lectures which' the
Board of Education offers.
"And he sure to get a copy of the pre
scription," said the Invalid to the young
man who was going to the drug store.
"I had better not ask for It tonight," said
the young man. "If I do they will tack on
10 or IS cents to the cost of the medicine.
That Is a way most New York druggists
have. They don't like to go to the trouble
of copying a prescription. If you make
a point of it they are bound to accommo
date you, but they do so under protest, snd
compensate themselves for the extra trou
ble by raising the price of the drugs for
that particular occasion. By waiting a day
or two before asking for the copy you will
save that extra, money. They are obliged
to give it to you at any time, and when
that service is rendered singly they haven't
the nerve to charge for It."
Apropos of the recent death of Charles
T. Yerkes, of Brlght's dleseaae. Dr. Samuel
O. Tracy sounds a warning of the danger
attending the excessive use of common
table salt. Doctor Tracy says that the
reason a person who has nephritis should
use but little common salt is because the
excessive use of it produces dropsy and
retards the activity of the sweat glands
by Increasing the osmotic pressure of the
It has been demonstrated by well-known
physiologists. Dr. Tracy says, that only
small amounts of sodium chloride (commou
salt) are essential for the well being of
man. Refranlng from a too strenuous life
and the avoidance of excesses In diet, al
coholic drinks and common salt, will do
much, the physician continued, toward the
prevention of diseases of the kidney.
Recent reports from the New York Board
of Health show that the mortality from
kidney diseases Is greatly on the Increase.
New York spiritualists and believers In
psychle phenomena are keeping their ears
pricked high these days In expectation of
receiving a message from the other world.
It has been promised by the most eminent
physic studnet of the times, Dr. Hodgson,
who lately "transpired." Before quitting
the mortal state he promised to communi
cate with his friends who still Inhabited
mortal tenement. When Dr. Hodgson
j dropped dead In December the news occa
sioned excitement among his friends, for he
had made arrangements whereby he would
endeavor to send a communication from
beyond the grave after death. This mes
sage Is now being awaited.
The thousands of residences and office
buildings constructed In New York during
the past year or now In course of con
struction have added from (300,000,009 to
400,000,000 to the tax value of real estate.
The expectation now Is that the tax rate
for 1906 will be about the same as that of
1905, the Increased assessment value making
an advance unnecessary.
The great waste of marsh land known as
the Hackensack Meadows, which covers an
area of 18,000 acres, right at the door of
New York, will be reclaimed for use within
the next five years. A syndicate is already
at work filling up the lowlands. When the
meadows vanish the oelebrated Jersey mos
quito will also become an extinct monster,
like the horned unicorn and the dlplodocus.
The tale that a great steel plant will be
located on this land Is denied by those con
cerned In the work of Ailing in.
Reform Westward Weill Its Way.
Bven Omaha put on the lid Sunday. Thus
do the enervating customs of the effete
east take their wsy westward.
Use it twice-a-day and you will
bave white teeth, hard gums,
clean mouth, pure breath, good
digestion and good health. Just
ask your dentist about it.
la haady saesal eaas or boMlea. SSe
D' Craves' Tooth Powder Co.
Then tell him about Ayer's Cherry
Pectoral. Tell him how it cured your
hard cough. Tell him why you always
keep' it on hand. Tell him to ask his
doctor about , it. Doctors know it.
They use it a great deal for all forms
of throat and lung troubles.
We have no secrets We publish
the formulas of all our medicines.
ataa y Ike t. O. Arm C., LewsU, Urn.
Alee staauntstarers or
ITER'S BAR YIGOIt-For tie kair. ATBB'S PILLS For eesttipsties.
ATBK'a ABSAPAftllXAr-Fw the Moos. AYXB'S AGUE CUUs-Fst autlarUi sad agss.
Theatrical people are declining to Issue
passes to railroad men, and the latter are
acquiring a thoughtful look.
The fact that Congressman Longworth Is
an amateur tiddler may temper Just a shade
the congratulations to Miss Roosevelt.
8lr Alfred Harmswortli, the newspaper
proprietor, upon whom a peerage was con
ferred last month, has taken the title of
President Roosevelt is to be honorary
president of the American Bison society,
which has for Its object the preservation
of the American buffalo.
In his annual address to the Salvation
Army, General Booth attributes his robust
health to the fact that for the last seven
years he has been a strict vegetarian.
Very Rev. Gilbert Francals, a noted
Ftench educator, has arrived In America
and will In future live at Notre Dnme,
Ind. For fifteen years he was the head
of the University of Ncullly, in Paris, one
of the largest French educational Institu
tions. Dr. Alexander Graham Bell has given
$75,000 to the Volta bureau of Washington,
D. C, as a memorial to his father. Prof.
Alexander Melville Bell. The bureau was
established by Dr. Bell with the object of
increasing the diffusion of knowledge re
lating to the deaf and dumb.
Kaiser Wllhelin In his sports uses all the
modern improvements. The Imperial deer
stalking forest is twenty-six miles square
and is Intersected with a network of tele
phone wires, firming a connection with the
gamekeepers' boxes, which are scattered
all over the preserves, and the royal hunt
ing box. Thus the appearance of a stag
worthy of the Imperial guns is reported by
telephone, particulars being given of where
the Snimal was last seen. Within three
minutes the Imperial motor car starts for
FfEL) FOR SPKCtXATIVB STEAM.
Boom la Stocks aad Bonds aad the
Total Greatly Iaereaaed.
, Philadelphia Press.
Whether 1908 continues the speculative
advance of 1906. adding 12.000,000,000 in
round numbers to the quoted value of
railroad shares, there is no possible doubt
that neither 1908 nor the year after will
equal the Issues of new securities which
have kept up the steam of speculation and
business during the last year.
In the average, ordinary years of large
prosperity, such as has been In progress
during the last ten years, new securities
I ued for new capital and old securities
reissued have averaged from WOO.000,000 to
$400,000,000. Ten years ago, for three years,
1886. 1887 and W98. from $300,000,000 to $300.
000,000 was Issued yearly of new securities.
The face value then Increased to years in
which $300,000,000 to $600,000,000 was Issued,
with an average between.
In 1905, $700,000,000 of new securities call
ing for new capital were issued, and, taking
old securities reissued, the new Issues were
In all $1,523,000,000 In the year Just closed.
When the Bteel trust was organised In
1901 there was an enormous Issue of Its
Inflated securities, of which Bteel trust
common has since touched 8, though It was
43 last week. This Issue of 1901 was ex
ceptional and In one corporation.
The round billion and a half for old se
curities and new In 1905 covered the entire
range of railroads. The Issue made beats
the record as to new shares' snd bonds.
Of all, fully half, $700,000,000, was for new
capital. These securities have gone into
engines, cars, rails, new lines and ter
minals. They hsve kept trade busy, lively
and profitable. In 187 It was computed
that 1,000,000 men were working on new
railroad work. Not less are 'employed di
rectly and Indirectly today on railroad Im
provements. When this new work is over somebody
has got to And a way to earn the Interest
and the dividends on these new securities.
First of all. for hand-playing the Angelus Piano is a high
type of upright piano. But. besides being playable by the hu
man fingers, the Angelus-Plano Itself contains the 65 pneu
matic fingers of the Angelus hidden within the piano case.
These pneumatic fingers relieve the player at will of the
manual work of striking the keya. Every shade of expression,
every variation of tempo, rests entirely with the performer.
Thus. IXSTKAU OF HK1XO MECHANICAL IS ITS FLAYING
IT IS AFPAKEXT THAT THE ANGELUS-PIANO ONLY.
ELIMINATES THK MECHANICAL FAKT OF PIANO-PLAY-l(jTHE
AUTISTIC tX).M PLETENESS OF THK PERFORM
ANCE DEPENDING ENTIRELY llOX THK PRFORMEK
HIM jeA0gelus-Piano is an artistic trinity. It embodies tha
highest type of upright piano, the Angelus. and in addition
contains the PHRASING-LEVER, an invention of as Great
importance as the ANGELIS itself. Without the Phrasing
lever all Piano-Players are at once mere mechanism, capable,
wtthln themselves, only of mechanically playing the notea and
depending upon the performer for the highest order of musi
cal understanding to make possible a truly artistic interpre
tation Nothing approximating the Phrasing-lever, nothing
that is to be considered as even a substitute for the Phrasing
lever, is to be found in any instruments other than the An
gelus' and the Angelus-t'lano.
The Angelus Player is $250.00, the Angelus Player and
piano is $300.00 to $1,000,000. Time paymenta if you wish.
A. HOSPE CO.
1613 DOUGLAS ST.
FLASHES OF FIX.
"I'd like to borrow a dollar,"
"Can't do It. Haven t any 'call' moneyT"
"What do you mean by 'call' money'1
"The sort I lent you last year and have
been callllng for ever since." Philadelphia
"Did your wife belong to that whist club
where the members had to pay a fine of 1
cent for every word spoken?"
'She did, but I made her resign."
"I couldn't afford It." Cleveland Leader.
"Mav I ask if I sm In the market for a
bid for your affections?" asked the youth
who did everything In a businesslike way.
"You must go to par before I can take
any stock In vour ofter," nnswered the du
tiful broker's daughter. Baltimore Ameri
can. When you ask A man: "How do you feel
today," and he replies: "Klrst-rate!" you
don't really know any more about It than
you did before you asked the question.
But then you don't care. Somerville
"Oood avenln", sor," said Cassldy; "the
dochter towld me fur to git a porish plas
ter fur me stummlck."
"Yes. sir," replied the druggist. "What
sort do you wish?"
"Sorro the hair OI care, so long aa 'tis
alFily dlgewted." Philadelphia Press.
"Are you here again?" said the klnd-
"Yes, lady," answered Meandering Mike,
"I have returned."
"Didn't I give you all the turkey and
mlnceple you wanted yesterday?"
"You did. An' I'm back with one more
request. Have you got any dyspepsia
medicine you could spare?" Washington
THK TARIFF OS ART.
W. J. Lnmptbn In New York Sun.
The cultured statesman of the West
Stands In his place, puffs out his chest.
Wipes off his chin, pulls down his vest.
Then In a manner most Immense
Ixoks round upon his audience
And loowens up his eloquence:
"My voice Is still for Art," he cries;
"And for this infant enterprise,
Aa vet bo new unon our soil.
The horny-handed artist's toll
Cannot compete, with foreign brands. I i
Turned out In all cheap labor lands. . '
I'm for a tariff that will give
Our home-made art a chance to live.
This glorious land of ours musi no
Be handed over to a lot
Of foreigners that work so cheap
They're satisfied with board and keep.
And run their goods In here so low
Nobodv else can get a show.
His patriots fit and bled and died
To help along the other side?
Perish the thought! We've got the stuff
To turn out art that'a good enoush
In paints and stonework, rich and rare,
In metals and In ehlnaware.
And other klnda of brlckybracs.
And ornamental knlckernax.
If we will only see the wrong
And make the tariff good and strong.
The tariff Is the thing we need ,
To choke the foreign artists' greed, ,
To make America all right
And boom our art plumb out of sight.
What's ancient Greece and Rome and such.
Including Germans, Dagoes, Dutch
a r,A aii i h a rest? They're but a plnctt
Compared with our artistic cinch
If we can only get a start
In manufacturing real art.
Old masters and the whole dern bunch,
That just now seem to have the hunch.
Will have to take a back seat and
We ll show 'em that this glorious land,
When she has got her works unfurled.
Can furnish art to all the world.
That's us. and that s our style, by gum
Now let the forelsn vandals come.
The cultured statesman from the west
Wipes off his chin, pulls down his vest.
And lets the tariff do the rest.'
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