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Reports from Chicago Indicate that
lawyers are preparing to pick the bone
The problem at St. Petersburg seems
to be whether the coming Parliament
can be more easily led than driven.
Now that Corporal Tanner has is
sued bis memorial address It will be
difficult to And enough of the "bloody
shirt" to flag a train.
Delegates to the International Postal
congress-at Rome may be excused If
they adjourn for a few days to see the
fireworks at Naples.
Affidavits of campaign expenses for
recent primaries would Indicate that the
abolition of the filing fee only diverted
the chips from one Jackpot to another.
That young man employed by the
Hon. Pat Crowe who undertook to tap
the till of his employer evidently did
not realize what risks he was running.
ine i tan uecuuon tnat there is no
limit ou what may be sent under a con
gresslonal frank may cause the state
to stand higher in congressional op in
The rejort that smuggling has been
discovered on an American warship
rather rebuts the old impression that.
Mtlors never have an eye to the main
With Japan opening the doors to
Manchuria, foreign consuls may be In
doubt as to what national laws they
must observe, although their credentials
are addressed to China.
There should be a bond of sympathy
between 'Elijah" Powie and Csar
Nicholas, even though none attempted
to steal the throne while the Russian
ruler was on a vacation.
Our amiable democratic contempo
rary Is again chronicling "Mr. Rose
water's Waterloo." This lias been one
of Its regular periodic pastimes, but
somehow or other the "Waterloos" of Its
Imagination have never squared with
California is now "knocking" the
Jamestown exposition, claiming that
the first European settlement In the
present boundaries of the United States
was made on the western coast; but as
. It required a fight to get California Into
. the union, rather than to keep It there,
Its claims will hardly be recognized.
The World-Herald believes that both Mr.
Metcalfe and Mr. Thompson are opposed
alike to choice (of United States senators)
by the convention and to choice by the
' people. World-Herald.
Impossible! Two eminent democrats
opposed to trusting the people to choose
their owa public servants! How can
they be democrats if such Is the case?
In the light of the decisions st Kan
sas City and Chicago there will W no
doubt in the minds of the people that
the railroads failed to make the proper
showing as to their Immunity from
prosecution, and there will prolwhly be
no appeal on this point from the nil
lngs of Judges McPherson and I-andls,
The proposed city workhouse for
Omaha Is highly desirable, but lu tho
meantime Mayor 7.1mraan's Idea of
ro pile would be au excellent tern
porary expedient. The rock pile need
not watt for the voting of bonds nor
the construction of a building. It rs
be put Into effect st once and ought to
be a useful prelude to the main per-
tonnaac In the workhouse.
states rights asd ixterstate
The name of Senator Morgnn of Ala
bama from the first ha figured In the
lint of senators who would oppose any
Increase of national power to control
the railronds, but there has been some
curiosity as to what grounds he would
select to Justify Ills opposition. That
he should select the slates rlphts theory
Is only natural when we reflect upon
the venerable senntor's antecedents.
Nor Is his argument Inconsistent, if
w asnnie the premises of state sov
ereignty as they were held ns funda
mental tenets of the democratic party
forty or fifty years ago. a time when
Seantor Morgan's public career was al
ready in full swing. Nothing. Indeed,
could be more repuifnant to states-rights-Ism,
resting on the strict construction
principle of .tefferson, Calhoun, Buch
anan and many more modern cham
pions, than the employment of central
ized national power to control corpora
tions created by the states. And If the
states rights theory had lecn accepted
by the American people the federal gov
enimont would today be utterly power
less to respond to any of the vital pub
lic needs growing out of the develop
ment of transportation and Industry In
But stntes-rlghtsisin Is as . dead as
Tharaoh. The country, Its business and
commerce. Its laws and life, have
grown utterly away from It. and to the
fact that the national government was
designed to be and at all events must
be ns big ns the nation and big enough
to meet Its needs, none of these being;
more vital than control of the vast
oninierce flowing across state lines.
which the states themselves are Inca
pable of controlling.
Nothing In the whole course of tho
senate debate Is more preposterous than
Senator Morgan bringing forth as an
obstacle to national control of Inter
state rates nn outgrown and castoff
constitutional theory which has been
Invoked against every great step of na
tional progress, n theory which for a
decade has been discarded, even from
democratic party platforms.
AOAIXST THE "IMMVXITY BATH"
The action of Judge McPhersou at
Kansas City and Judge Landls at Chi
cago overruling Immunity pleas of rail
road officials under Indictment for vio
lations of the federal laws prohibiting
rebates may afford a basis for securing
final decision of the supreme court of
the United States' at least on some
phases of a subject which has assumed
great Importance. The decision 'of
Judge Humphrey in the case of the in
dieted beef packers to the contrary ef
feet could not be carried up to the su
preme court because as the law stands
the federal government Is not allowed
an appeal In criminal cases, that priv
ilege being enjoyed only by the de
fendant who, of course, will not ap
peal against a decision In his favor.
It now rests irlth the Indicted rail
road officials, whose Immunity defense
has been overruled by Judges McPher
sou and Landls, whether the supreme
court shall have the opportunity of
passing Anally, on the efficacy of the
immunity bath." It Is greatly to be
hoped that they have sufficient confi
dence. In Judge Humphrey's decision to
ask the court of last resort to apply
Its protection In their cases, as that
would settle the question once and for
all In the most expeditious wav now
available. Even if the bill pending in
congress giving appeal right to gov
ernment as well as defendant should
pass, there will be long delay In getting
the Immunity question under It to the
This much, however. Is now definitely
ascertained that the Inferior federal
courts take diametrically oonosite
views of the virtues of the "Immunity
bath." This Is an Important nolnt
gained for public Interest since it adds
to the multiplying perils for corporation
officials and agents who violate the law.
THE CARXEQ1E PEXSWX FCSD.
The announced terms under which the
anticipated annual Income of a half mil
lion dollars from the Carnegie founda
tion Is to be distributed as pensions to
retired college professors, and teachers
are very liberal as to the beneficiaries.
making substantial provision for a
worthy class, who, turning from gain
ful occupations have devoted them
selves to the Interests of education In
the higher institutions of learning.
A retiring allowance ranging from
$!0 to a maximum of $3.00(1 a year Is
ample, or certainly very helpful for peo
ple of the mode of living of all who are
likely to apply, while the restriction of
benefits to teachers of (V years of age
and fifteen years of service or of twen
ty-five years of service regardless of
age, except in the caHes of those who
come mentally or physical nerma-
nently incapacitated. Is reasonable and
renders a numerous class eligible.
When It comes to deciding what col
leges or univerltles are to be considered
within tho scope of the Carnegie pen
sion fund, the trustees have left the
problem unsolved. All they have done
U to declare by negation what lnstltu
Hons are not to be favorably considered
namely, no educational establishment
whose charter, conttlutlon or by-laws re
quires teachers, students or trustees to
lie of a certain religious bodv. or where
strictly denominational tenets or doc
trines are taught.
What is to lie done with applications
from professors iu the great state tint
versities of the west remains euvelopcd
In doubt In spite of the declaration that
outside of accepted classes each appll
cation is to be decided by the executors
of the trust on Its own merits. The
original explanation of the grant by
Mr. Carnegie made It apiear tliHt the
state universities were to lie subjected
to an arbitrary discrimination, but
later, under a storm of protests, this
subject was relegated to the trustees.
The people of the west who are
greatly Interested In their state Insti
tutions will await with no little anxiety
the first action of the board dealing
with a state university professor In
quest of superannuation allotment The
disbarment, of the state universities
from the benefits of the Carnegie fund
would be an unwarranted and grave In
justice to the states which tax them
selves to support these Institutions and
are not In position to compete with Mr.
Carnegie In the establishment of a civil
pension list out of their public treas
uries. The state universities are en
tirely unrepresented on the board of
trustees, which Is made up almost ex
clusively of representatives of privately
endowed universities, but they will ex
pect a square deal and a liberal Inter
pretation by them of Mr. Carnegie's
deed of trust.
THE COMISG QRASD JVRT.
Within a week or ten days the pre
liminary steps will be taken for calling
the grand Jury, which has been ordered
by the judges of the district court It
Is two years since the last grand Jury
sat In this county and the summoning
at this time Is in conformity with the
policy adopted by the district Judges
some time ago for a grand Jury Inquisi
tion at least once every two years.
The special purpose of the grand Jury
is to prohe into offenses against the law
for which evidence Is not readily ob
tained, or which might be covered up
and protected by those who would have
to be depended upon In the ordinary
course of prosecution. The grand Jury
In particular Is expected to investigate
crookedness in public office and safe
guard the people against recreant public
There Is always more or less Indefinite
talk about alleged graft, bribery or rake
off In public office. If there Is any sub
stantial foundation for such rumors the
grand Jury should locate it and bring
true bills against any nnd all Implicated
by credible evidence In illegal practices.
Our past experience with grand Jury in
quisitions, however, has not been very
fruitful of results, because those who
have been most active in circulating
reports detrimental to the Integrity of
our local public officials have been la
mentably lacking when called upon to
produce the proof. Whether they will
do any better when they have another
opportunity next month to make good
remains to be seen.
The grand jury Is supposed to clear
the atmosphere, and inasmuch as
Omaha Is to start out about the same
time with a new deal In Its City gov
ernment It will be a good idea to have
the atmosphere cleared again with a
bright sky for further progress and
The World-Herald is trying to quibble
about The Bee's reference to the plat
forms on which the opposing candidates
for mayor are appeallug for votes at
the election. When The Bee speaks of
Mr. Benson's platform It refers to the
declaration he himself promulgated at
the opening of his campaign for nom
ination, which was printed In all the
papers from carefully prepared manu
script. When It refers to Mr. Dahl
man's platform it refers to the docu
ment formulated for him by a self
appointed group of democratic guar
dians, without official standing, and
swallowed by Dahlman with his eyes
shut. So far as the endorsement by the
rank and file of the party goes, Ben
son's platform has the best of It, be
cause it was submitted to the public In
advance of the primary, while the Dahl
man platform did not see the light of
day until after the democratic candl
dates had lieen nominated.
The acceptance of a building for the
Kearney Normal school In the face of
the report of the architect that the speci
fications had not been lived up to sug
gests the question of what kind of su
perlnteudence the building had while It
was In course of construction. If the
contractors were not carrying out their
agreements they should - have been
called to account at once. There is no
good resson why the state should not
entoree Its contract rights In the erec
tion of public buildings just the same as
would a private individual or corpora
tion In the erection of private buildings,
In view of the fulmlnatlons of all of
the candidates against all the franchlsed
corporations, every contribution to a
political campaign fund In Omaha this
spring should be accompanied by sworn
statements setting forth the pedigree of
the coin and affirming that It flows from
none but chemically pure sources.
The Bee does not believe in contesting
elections unless there Is substantial evi
dence of fraud or mistake. To ask for
a recount of ballots simply to give some
one who has lost an election wager an
other run for his money is a gross liu
position upon the public and a flagrant
misuse of the law.
' The official canvass shows that Bins
bam for councilman from the Second
ward was the high man at the primary
with a big lead over all others, Irrt'
spectlve of the offices sought. Mr.
Biughani's election by a similar lurge
majority may le safely predicted.
The general average of the coudl
tlon of winter wheat It two point
lower than at U time last year, but
I'ucle Sam will withhold final decision
until he ascertains how often the gov
ernment correspondents kill the crop In
The secretary of the State Banking
board recommends an increased appro
priation for state lank examiners here
after, liecanse their traveling expenses
have largely increased slum the free
pssses were sent bark. He neglects to
ssy, however, what possible service the
bank examiners could have rendered to
the railroads In return for free trans
portation The explanation would be
Interesting, to say the least.
As the anthracite coal strike com
mission recommended a revision of Its
findings within three Tears, the same
men may be waiting to be called to
gether again to Improve on their former
Sheddlnar Vala Tears.
Somehow the railways' poignant anxiety
lest the rate bill be unconstitutional and
therefore void fails to make a convincing
Tronhle for the Crooked.
The land frauds In Oregon seem to be
limited In extent only by the slse of the
state. Indictments against a dozen mors
wealthy homestead thieves are being pre
pared. Roth Sides Satlsfled.
Unprecedented success seems to have
crowned the labors of the Algeclras con
ference, for both France and Germany
claim to have carried their points. When
both litigants are satlsfled the court may
Che Foe Liar's C hange of Baae,
8t. Louis Globe Democrat.
The reports of friction between the
t'jilted States and Japan In regard to the
Philippines can probably be traced to the
grapevine telegraph that has been at work
In some Chinese port ever since Dewey
captured Manila. At one time Agulnaldo
was its most expert operator. The grape
vine yarns seldom show much Ingenuity.
Another name In Oar Chnpena.
New York Sun.
For the second time within a twelve
month the world has gained Immeasurably
by the proper, opportune, tactful and en
tirely successful Intervention of the present
administration In the Interest of peace.
Add Algeclras to the account of ener
getic and beneficial altruism begun at
Portsmouth and send congratulations di
rectly to Theodore Roosevelt and Ellhu
Root at Washington.
Will Governor Cummins Apologise f
Springfield (Mass.) Republican.
Governor Cummins of Iowa must now see
that he greatly wronged Senator Elklns of
West Virginia when he accussed him of
being In league with the railroads against
the president's policy of rate control. Mr.
Elklns now makes himself appear as the
very best friend in all the senate of gov
ernment regulation. Indeed, his chief ob
jection to the radical Hepburn measure la
that It does not go far enough In restrict
ing the power of the roads. He said so
yesterday, and the senate kept a straight
face, as did Mr. Elklns himself. Ws shall
next have Mr, . Aldrich of Rhode Island
explaining that his opposition to the Hep
burn bill is due to Its failure to provide for
national ownership and operation of the
roads. Meantime, what has become of all
that opposition to the president's policy
which, the roads were making such an
effort to stir up awhile ago?
COXSILTINO :.WITH PRESIDENTS.
Advocates of Special Interests Prop
Those senators who have subjected the
president to criticism, because he consulted
with his friendirln regard to the question
of rate legislation, .holding that It was In
terfering with the legislative functions,
met with a complete answer from. Senator
Dolllver of Iowa, who said that ha thought
It Just as respectable and right for him to
hold counsel with the president of the
United States as for some of his colleagues
In the senate to hold counsel with the pres
idents of the railroads.
Of course there Is no reason why mem
bers of the senate should not speak with
railroad presidents In regard to this ques
tion. The railroad presidents have a right
to be heard and the senators have a right
to get all the Information they may from
them. But there is far more fear of rail
road Interference with the legislation than
there is of executive Interference. The
presidents of ' the1 railroads represent only
one Interest In the country, Important
though that Interest is. The president of
the United States represents all Interests
and It is but natursl and light that hs
should consult' frequently with friends In
the senate In regard to a matter which
he considers fundamental for the welfare
of the country.
Mark Twain is busy advocating "fonetlc"
spelling, but he has not gone so far as to
spell It "Sammule L. Klemenz."
Richmond. Va ," la asking Mr. Carnegie
to take back tlOO.OK) out of the 8200.000 that
he has agreed to give for a library.
Once more the thoughts of youth turn
to lova and the sound of the ball-bearing
lawn mower Is again heard In the land.
Tennyson Smith, the leader of the tem
pers nee reform movement in England, la
In Washington at the head of a campaign
In the district for prohibition.
John C. Milhurn, who at present lives In
New York, has sold his Buffalo residence.
In which President McKlnley died, Septem
ber 14, 1901, to Philip Shannon of Buffalo.
A British M. P. delicately reminded a
long-winded associate that he was guilty
of "termlnaloglcal Inexactitude." This will
make Grover Cleveland sit up and grab a
A smuggler who tried to bribe a customs
official In Boston, to admit $2,700 worth of
gooda Is up against a fine of 87.000, a figure
calculated to lend the spies of variety to
Sherburn Merrill Becker, the new 30-year-old
mayor of Milwaukee, is familiarly
known as "Sherble." After leaving Har
vard he traveled around the world twice
and then returned home to enter politics.
W. R. Btubbs, a wealthy railroad con
tractor, is mentioned aa a successor to Mr.
Hitchcock, should the secretary of the In
terior resign. Mr. Stubba furnished the
evidence that started the Beef trust In
quiry. Prof. Eugcn Kuhnemann of Bonn uni
versity has been appointed Germany's rep
resentative at Harvard university during
the academic year 1906-7, as the second
Ocrman professor to be sent to Harvard
in the regular yearly exchange eatabltshed
between Germany and Harvard university.
A South Carolinian of the old Bourbon
school wss taunted with the possibility of
having to cast his vote some day for Sena
tor Benjamin R. Tillman for president.
"No, sah, I shall never vote for Senator
Tillman," the old' man said. "The man I
vote for for president must have two eyea
and tut one tongue."
A Ixnilsvllle woman had otie real busy
day last week. A papier maths iiioue
turned loose at an afternoon tea caused
her to leap over, three chairs and upct
the teapot. Liter In the evening an In
discreet burglar entered her home, was
received with a revolver and marched to a
street corner to swalt a policeman. "I can
handle a hlfftiwayman." she remarkcl.
after erformlrig hr d-ity, "but a mwuse
la too much for me."
ROISO ABOUT SEW l ORK.
Ripples on the Cnrrent of l.lfe In the
The old Hoffman house on Rroadway,
facing Madlsnn square, which rivalled the
Fifth Avenue hotel as a political and
spotting hesdqusrters. Is to be torn down
te make wsy for a fire proof hotel building
fourteen stories high. With the going of
the old walls will pass much history. The
original house wss opened In 1M and Gen
eral Wlnfleld Scott used to stop there, and
later General Butler, Roscoe Conkltng,
Orover Cleveland, David B. Hill and others
patronised the Hoffman, together with men
who cared more for their rating and vsl
ued It as a resort for epicures. In 18S2
the late Edward 8. Stokes became pro
prietor of the house and spent hundreds
of thousands of dollars In beautifying Ha
oate end. The famous paintings and stat
uary and gorgeous bar drew many visitors
to behold one of the sights of New York.
Bo the old order rhangna.
It Is now quite the correct thing among
the gilded young people of New York City
to havs gray or almost white hair. So
much admired have these "prematurely
tray" young folk become of late that
hair blanching Is now nearly as commonly
resorted to as manicuring. Canltes, poli
osis or hoariness may be either physlologlo
or pathologic, gradual or rapid, general
or confined to localized patches. A dis
tinguished captain in the British army, re
cently In New York, had a patch of white
about the slse of a sliver half dollar Just
above his right ear and all the women hs
met fell In love with It. They Jumped to
the conclusion that he had been shot there,
but hs said It was due to an absence of
The six largest gas holders in the world,
now being constructed In Astoria, L. I.,
to supply Grester New York, are each
1,360 feet, or s little more than a quarter
of a mile. In diameter, and when Inflated
stand 260 feet high. As to the ground
covered the Immense tank would extend
from Twenty-fourth street south across
Twenty-third street, taking In the building
on the southwest corner of Fifth avenue
and Twenty-third street, and extending
back to within about inn feet of Sixth ave
nue. Each of these large steel structures
when completed will hold lo.OOO.OOO cubic
feet of gas, the total capacity of the six
holders being 90,000.000 cubic feet.
That the traveling habit continues to in
crease In New York City Is shown by the
figures just published by the State Board of
Railroad Commissioners relative to the
operation of the passenger transportation
lines of New York City. During 1905 the
paying passengers of the surface, elevated
and underground transit lines of New
York numbered 1,171,151,B98, an Increase of
93,493,461, or 8.26 per cent, over 1904. The
total traffic per day In 1906 was thus 8.200,000
Reckoning on the population at 4,000,000,
the number of Journeys during tho year
per head of population wss approximately
280. Thus while an 8.25 per cent Increase
In the number of passengers Is shown, the
Increase In population was only 4 per cent.
The effect of the subway on the elevated
railways Is shown by a falling oft of
42,681,608 pasengers on the latter system,
the total having dropped from 292,646,674
In 1904 to 249,965,166 In 1905 a decrease of 14
per cent. That the efforts of the traction
companies to discourage requests for trans
fers have been effective Is shown by the
comparatively small increase In the num
ber of transfers Issued. The total for the
year Is 272,000,000 against 271,000.000 In 1904.
In Manhattan there was an actual decrease.
An expert in statistics has figured out
that Greater New York has now 4.140,622
people, which is an Increase of 703.430 over
the federal census of 1900. In other words.
In five years past this city has added as
many residents as are to be found in San
Francisco and Buffalo combined, and in
seven cities the size of Albany.
Figuring on the cost of living, he places
the cost at wholesale for one Individual
of a year's supplies of necessities, such as
meats, breadstuffs, food of all kinds, cloth
ing, etc., at $97. He adds to this the profit
of the retailer which will bring the cost
of living for each citizen to 3126.
High above the street, on an unfinished
building, at One Hundred and Twenty-fifth
street and Broadway, two men fought a
desperate duel with an axe and hammer,
and when a policeman Anally climbed up
and separated them one of them was al
most dead. His head was cut in five places
and his skull fractured. He Is now in the
hospital in a dying condition. The fight
was witnessed by a large crowd. They
watched the two men strike, then grapple
and struggle silently close to the edge of
the floor. Momentarily they expected to
see the men tumble headlong to the pave
ment. Isaac Belson. a lather, and Samuel Pell
inan, a carpenter, were the men who
fought. They have . long been friends.
When they were working on the eighth
floor of a building now in course of con
struction, Pellman wanted to use Belson's
small axe. Belson objected and blows were
struck. Belson grabbed his axe from Pell
man and started for him. Pellman reached
down after a hammer and returned the
blows. Back and forth they fought upon
the nrrow beams. Other workmen were
afraid to Interfere and called down to the
street for help.
An Instance of New York's extravagant
ways and how easily the city Is mulcted
may be found In the plans that are under
way to Improve Bronx park. In order
to make the park more symmetrical on the
map, apparently, and to save a lot of fine
old trees, the village of Bronxdale Is to bo
annihilated and many acres of forest land
acquired at large cost to the city. A few
hundred thousand dollars would seem to be
ample value for the entire ninety-two acres
contained in the addition, but the taxpay
ers will be mulcted of at least 1,500.000.
81 nee the official proceedings of condem
nation began, some months ago, a syndicate
of mysterious Identity has been busily buy
ing up the property. This syndicate has
cheerfully paid I2,0i0 and upward for a
two-story cottage and lot that rented for
7 a month. A shanty for which the owner
was ashamed to collect any rent and a
rocky plot formerly traded for three goats
and an old musket are now held at boom
town rates. Several prominent politicians,
who are always ready for "honest graft"
on the other hand, are reported to be mem
bers of the mysterious syndicate, and there
are many indications that the politicians
who were appointed as condemnation com
missioners will be able to purchase large
blocks of government bonds before their
work Is completed.
Let Well Enouah Alone.
Chicago Inter Ocean.
Ws are selling to other countries less of
our materials and buying more of theirs.
We are buying less of their manufactures
and selling them more and more of ours.
Ws are strengthening our position as In
creases of the value of commodities by
Industry. And our Increasing purchases of
luxuries show that not only are we doin
more work, but (hat It Is also profitable
work, giving tia money to' spend for things
There is no question about our great
and Increasing prosperity. And while .-ill
things human are transitory, there Is no
question that this exuberant prosperity
will be unchecked for some years. If we
do not become- discontented ultli It and
spoil It by falling lo treat the conditions
snd InntMutlons under which it bat been
attained with common sense.
Royal Baking Powder is indispensable
to finest cookery and to the comfort
and convenience of modern housekeep
ing. Royal Baking Powder makes hot
breads, cakes and pastry wholesome.
Perfectly leavens-without fermentation.
Qualities that are peculiar to it alone.
ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO., NEW YORK.
MOW TO DESTROY MONOPOLY.
Legislation Lasrs ftehlnd Isidaatrlal
New York Journal of Commerce.
Among the most objectionable monopo
listic tendencies of the day are those which
seek control of national resources. Air and
sunshine are happily beyond tho control of
human agencies, but almost every material
substance upon or within the earth has
been more or less under the subjection of
The products of the earth were primarily
Intended for the common good. It was
never Intended that they should be con
trolled for the exclusive advantage of a
few; yet. Usually by direct ownership, fre
quently by control of producing or distribut
ing processes, and often by combining all
three, these prime necessities of life are
gradually being gathered Into the fold of
monopoly with a certainty that already
threatens freedom of opportunity. Industry
and enjoyment. The production of oil Is
now practically dominated by monopoly.
Reports are current that all the richest
copper mines In the country are to be
amalgamated Into one concern, Intended to
dominate the whole Industry. This mo
nopoly may not become absolutely complete,
but it can easily be complete enough to
practically throttle competition. In the steel
Industry there Is a similar tendency. Tlv:
United States Steel corporation, through
ownership of the richest supplies of ore, U
placing Itself In a position where It, too.
will be able to dictate to all competitors
It requires no particular Intelligence to ap
predate the overpowering strength of such
concerns In times of business depression,
when monopoly of cheap raw materials
enables them to underbid and destroy every
competitor. This monopolistic tendency has
also shown Itself In other mineral Indus
tries, and unless checked will soon plsce
these all important national resources under
the exclusive domination of a few powerful
cliques. Without dwelling upon the alarm
ing consequences of such a tendency, which
are now quite well understood, It Is oppor
tune to cast about for means of prevention.
The principle has already been estab
lished that a monopoly shall treat oil
comers alike, and If this simple rule be
applied to the mineral monopolies to this
extent that they shall be obliged to sell
ore to all buyers on the same terms as to
themselves or their constituent companies
their power would be quickly broken. Our
supreme court has decided that the railroad
must treat all shippers alike, and when
producing coal must not discriminate in Its
own favor In the carrying of It. Apply
this principle to the t'nlted States Steel
corporation, the Standard Oil company, the
Copper trust, the Lead trust, etc., and their
power would vanish, and the incentive for
their creation be largely destroyed.
Monopolists themselves should be the first
to advocate some such equitable rule as
this. For these facts are patent to all who
are not wilfully blind: That popular dis
satisfaction with the present state of things
Is deep, widespread and earnest; that the
people are almost ready, under rash leader
ship, to apply more drastic remedies than
wlBe men like to contemplate; that they
will not much longer allow their legislative
and electoral procedure to be warped by
misused corporate funds; In short, that the
time Is at hand when monopoly must
choose, once for all, whether to yield a
little to the conservative or be stripped of
much by the radical.
LIKES TO A LAIGH.
"Would you tell a He for gain?"
"I have done nothing else for years," re
sponded the man sddressed.
The questioner shrank away from him.
How could he know he was speaking to a
writer of popular fiction. Philadelphia
Customer But are you perfectly sure
that this Is real Vermont maple sugar?
Grocer Sure! Of course, I'm sure! Don't
you see the label on the bottle?" Soiner
"What Is your opinion on this question?"
asked the friend.
"Let us understand each other," rejoined
Senator Sorfrhum; "do you want my opinion
or do you want to know liow I am going
to vule?" Washington Star.
Few things please the bnggageman more
than to see a shaky looking trunk with a
I V FnrrfAt f0r forePt,in8 18 e-y U seeraa
lvC3l llv I UIj5CI worth wMIe to restate what the
Hospe Piano Store stands for and what the Hospe Plan means:
One Unchangeable Price 11 lTl
child spending her birthday gift or the hardest bargain driver in town
and that price plainly marked upon each Piano.
!( PSiac n 8f,"'nfc ' new instruments and in
r ail l riCeS the selling of Pianos taken in exchange.
Fifty to one hundred and fifty dollars saved to the purchaber s pocket.
Nrt Commission; ,ald to anyone for hri"&lu or. fcnd-
i"U UIIllItlaiUIla lug customers to this store. We
can't afford to pay commissions with our low prices.
In the buying.
There is no sleeping In this store and this Is shown In the magnificent
volume of piano business we do. It isn't philanthropy It is just good
business principle fairness the fJolden Hule applied to piano aelllng.
A. HOSPE COMPANY
1513 DOUGLAS STREET
Our Pift.no Tuning The Best Pianos Rented $3.50
piece of rope knotted around It Instead of
a strap, and a big label on the top which
says: "With care!" Somerville Journal.
"What do you think of the railway agita
tion?" "It strikes me," answered Farmer Corn
tossel, "as kind o' one-sided."
"Yes. Everybody seems to be asitnted
except the railways." Washington Star.
"Do you Intend to submit the matter to
arbitration?" asked the reporter.
The coal maKnatn frowned.
"Not on your bin of anthracite," he re.
sponded, feelingly. "Just as like ns mil
arbitration would confirm onr suspicion
that we are wrong." Philadelphia Ledger.
Mrs. Pordcm I'm glad you like the
rooms. But er excuse me can ynu give
me any references? As you are a strangers
you know, I '
Mr. Benthar I quite understand. I have
no references, but I can show you receipted
board bills from every landlady I ever had.
Mrs. llordem Send your trunk right up.
A PAINFIX NECESSITY.
I don't care If It rains or snows.
If the sun shines, or storm clouds cover
The sky; or if the north wind blows,
Or If spring days change bard to lover;
The weather may kick up a row
But April's with us, anyhow!
You cannot keep a rhymester's rhymes
From rhyming rhythmic runes of spring.
Though spring herself's behind the times,
And though her breath has winter's sting,
Nice weather? I don't know, I vow
But April's with us, anyhow!
The budlets burst, the birdlets' chant
J know they do. If you don't know It;
notice It, and if you can't.
That's Just because you ain't no poet
The bird msy shiver on the bough.
But April's with us, anyhow!
The buttercups are In the grass,
Tho violets are In the mesdows;
The lowing csttle, as they pass.
Seek fragrant blossoms in the shadows;
Results may disappoint the cow.
But April's wHb us. anyhow!.: -M ; .-,'
The dope's against us, I'll admit
The public's laughing nt our sonnets;
Our wives are with us for a bit
(Cntll we buy (hose Easter bonnets!)
The world's asln' us, we'll allow,
But April's with us, anyhow!
Ja'. Now our ode to spring Is sprung.
The rot we should have wrote la written;
The song we had to sing la aung,
The lyre we should have smote Is smitten.
The inspiration's left us now.
But April's with us, anyhow!
For Good Faith
with the public for a quar
ter of a century.
never yet questioned by purt
For Finest Flavor
resulting from use of costli
est and highest quality of
For the Best
Cocoa and Chocolate made
anywhere at any price.
For Largest Sales
of any superfine Chocolate
Bonbons la the world. , .
For Protection to - -Buyers
in guaranteed uniformity of
Tk i Leumty Rtctift Booh Fri4.
To Walter M. Lowney Co.,
leading makes, pianos so notably
it seems doubly flue to save money
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